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Equinor Urges Shareholders to Reject Activist's Emissions Targets Proposal

Apr 19, 2021

Equinor urged its shareholders on Monday to reject a proposal by an activist group to set intermediate targets for reducing emissions from the use of its energy products.The majority state-owned company has pledged to boost investment in renewables…

"Coal has to go," CEO of Poland's PGE Says

Apr 16, 2021

Coal has obviously to be scrapped as a power source, the CEO of the Polish group which owns the EU’s biggest carbon-emitting power plant said on Thursday, underscoring a policy shift in a country until recently wedded to coal to generate electricity…

In Break with Rivals, Oxy CEO Says Carbon Tax Would be 'Bad'

Apr 07, 2021

Occidental Petroleum Corp Chief Executive Vicki Hollub said on Tuesday she opposes a carbon tax, an idea that has gained the backing of large rival oil companies and some trade groups.'A carbon tax would be bad for a lot of the industry, a carbon…

Tenaris to Deliver Line Pipe for Norwegian Offshore CO2 Storage Project

Mar 25, 2021

Norway's Equinor has awarded Tenaris the contract for the supply of tubulars for the Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage project offshore Norway.From its Dalmine mill in Italy, Tenaris will produce a 105km 12” Carbon Manganese (C-Mn) seamless line pipe for the project…

Baker Hughes, Horisont Energi Working on Barents Sea Carbon Capture Project

Mar 23, 2021

Oilfield services giant Baker Hughes and the Norwegian 'carbontech' start-up, Horisont Energi have signed an agreement to jointly explore development and integration of technologies for the Polaris carbon storage project in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway…

Equinor Sees Drop in Emissions in 2020

Mar 19, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor, which is working to become a broader energy company, with increasing investments in renewable energy, said Friday its greenhouse emissions in 2020 had dropped compared to 2019.'In 2020, Equinor’s (scope 1 & 2) greenhouse gas emissions were 1…

BP Working on 1GW Blue Hydrogen Production Plant in Teesside

Mar 18, 2021

Oil major BP said Thursday it was working to develop the UK’s largest blue hydrogen production facility, targeting 1GW of hydrogen production by 2030. The proposed development, H2Teesside, would capture and send for storage up to two million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) per year…

Ørsted, Aker Carbon Capture, Microsoft in Carbon Capture Collab

Mar 10, 2021

Norway's Aker Carbon Capture, Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted, and global technology behemoth Microsoft are teaming up in a project to capture emissions from biomass power plants and possibly storing them under the seabed offshore Norway.The…

CERAWEEK: Energy Firms, Gov'ts Bet on Hydrogen Boom. Payday Far Away

Mar 03, 2021

Governments and energy companies are placing large bets on clean hydrogen playing a leading role in efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions, but its future uses and costs are highly uncertain.'Without hydrogen by 2050 we cannot aim to be a net zero (carbon) economy…

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Investor Coalition CURE Pushes Exxon to Do More

Mar 03, 2021

A coalition of investors that oversees $2.5 trillion in assets urged ExxonMobil on Wednesday to take bolder action to slash greenhouse gas emissions and make key governance changes.The Coalition for a Responsible Exxon (CURE), which has 145 members…

Mitsui Invests in UK Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Mar 03, 2021

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co Ltd said on Wednesday it would invest in the development of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Britain.The Japanese company will take a 15.4% share in Storegga Geotechnologies which is developing…

Denmark Might Not Reach Its 2030 Emissions Reduction Goal as It 'Relies on Unproven Tech'

Feb 26, 2021

Denmark risks not reaching its goal to cut carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 because it is too reliant on unproven technology, an independent council monitoring the effort said on Friday.The Nordic country in 2020 set one of the most ambitious…

Oxy CEO: Low-carbon Business Earnings Could Match Oil

Feb 24, 2021

Occidental Petroleum Corp expects its low-carbon business to generate earnings equal to its oil and gas production business in the coming decades, Chief Executive Vicki Hollub told analysts on Tuesday.Occidental has been an early mover among U…

Portugal's EDP Launches Green Hydrogen Unit

Feb 22, 2021

Portugal's main utility EDP announced on Friday it was setting up a new business unit to develop green hydrogen projects, primarily in Europe and the United States.So-called green hydrogen, produced using renewable electricity, is seen as a…

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