Launch of new program to reduce flaring

The Environmental Partnership announced the launch of its latest performance program, which is focused on reducing flaring in upstream operations.

EIA:US energy-related CO2 emissions to fall 11% in 2020

According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data through August and EIA estimates for September through December carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the U.S.

FERC proposes policy on carbon pricing

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed a policy statement to clarify that it has jurisdiction over organized wholesale electric market rules that incorporate a state-determined carbon price in those markets.

Carbon capture license awarded to Eni

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is pleased to announce it has awarded a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage license (CS licence) to Eni UK Limited (Eni).

Controllable gating membranes capture carbon

MIT offers a means of continuously removing carbon dioxide from a stream of waste gases with a new membrane. The gas permeability of the electrochemically assisted membrane can be switched on and off as needed without the use of mechanical moving parts and with minimal energy consumption.

Reclassification of HAP Major Sources as Area Sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has finalized its proposal to revise the 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart A General Provisions to include requirements for facilities that want to reclassify from a major source of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to an area source.

Australia to prioritize 5 low emission technologies

The Australian government will prioritize investment in five low-emission technologies to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, while continuing to avoid putting a price on carbon.Hydrogen produced from renewables, electricity storage, low-carbon steel and aluminum production, carbon capture and storage, and soil carbon are the five areas selected for development.

Leading brands begin Net-zero Supply Chain initiative

Ikea, Unilever, BT, Ericsson and Telia have founded a new initiative to set pre-2050 targets to reach net-zero emissions across their operations and supply chain.The leading brands are among the founding corporate members of a new initiative designed to help multinational supply chains align with the Paris Agreement.The new scheme binds the companies to enhance their long-term goals.

OGA turns attention to Venting & Flaring of GHG

The Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA) has for the first time expanded its benchmarking to the flaring and venting of greenhouse gases on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) - detailing flaring and venting activity levels in the North Sea and the resulting contribution to UK oil and gas greenhouse gas emissions.In a new report, OGA details the volume of gas flared and vented in offshore upstream oil and gas production last year was equivalent to 3% of all the natural gas produced in 2019.

Caribbean islands receive $50M Clean Energy boost

The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Partnership Fund has announced the start of construction for a hurricane-resistant clean energy plant in Antigua and Barbuda to help the twin-island nation recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma in 2017.The Green Barbuda project will receive USD $50 million joint funding from the UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Partnership Fund, which comprises the UAE, New Zealand and the Caribbean Development Group Fund, and will be implemented by Masdar.The project includes the construction of an 800 kW diesel power plant and a 720 kWh hybrid solar power plant, as well as an 863 kWh battery system to store excess electricity generated.