Wednesday, December 9, 2020
ocean plastic trash
Environment

EU-Wide Ban Might Save Ocean From 500,000 tonnes Of Microplastics – agency

by Anne Kauranen (Reuters) – Banning the use of microplastics in products such as cosmetics and detergents across the European Union would prevent 500,000 tonnes of microplastics from polluting the environment...

December 9, 2020
Total Views: 1909

Monday, December 7, 2020
container ship
Environment

Investors Sought for ‘Green Ammonia’ Plant Upgrade in Norway

By Andrew Noël (Bloomberg) — Yara International ASA plans to convert a plant in Norway to produce green ammonia in a bet the chemical will become a go-to fuel for emission-free...

December 7, 2020
Total Views: 1018

Environment

Australian Company Launches Deep Sea Carbon Capture Project Off Australia

By Sonali Paul MELBOURNE, Dec 7 (Reuters) – An Australian company has lined up the country’s national science agency and Japanese firms to work on a plan to capture carbon...

December 7, 2020
Total Views: 7454

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
cargo ship
Environment

HSFO Demand Jumps as More Ships Install Scrubbers

By Ann Koh and Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) — An increase in vessels being fitted with pollution-reducing kits and unusually strong demand for container shipping is providing a boost to the dirtiest...

December 1, 2020
Total Views: 2498

Monday, November 30, 2020
Environment

Volkswagen Opts for Sustainable Biofuel for its European Car Carriers

Volkswagen has partnered with biofuels bunker supplier GoodFuels to run sustainable biofuel in two chartered RoRos in order to reduce carbon emissions in the car carrier segment. GoodFuels will provide...

November 30, 2020
Total Views: 1474

Friday, November 27, 2020
Environment

World’s Biggest Wind Farm to Be Built Offshore U.K.

By Lars Paulsson (Bloomberg) — The world’s biggest offshore wind park is a step closer to construction. The British utility SSE Plc and Norwegian energy major Equinor ASA reached financial close on the project off...

November 27, 2020
Total Views: 3510

Environment

DFDS Planning Hydrogen-Powered Ferry

European ferry operator DFDS has announced plans for a partnership to develop a hydrogen-powered ferry to be in operation as soon as 2027. The partnership includes DFDS, ABB, Ballard Power...

November 27, 2020
Total Views: 1834

ship emissions
Environment

Shipping Industry and Asian Nations Object to EU Pollution Plan

By Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg) — Plans to extend the world’s biggest carbon market into shipping drew criticism from the industry and Asian nations, highlighting growing conflict over Europe’s unprecedented moves to...

November 27, 2020
Total Views: 3079

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
offshore wind farm
Environment

Tokyo Gas to Develop One of Japan’s Largest Offshore Wind Farms

By Aya Takada (Bloomberg) — Tokyo Gas Co. plans to develop one of Japan’s largest offshore wind projects as the nation looks to a major expansion of the technology to achieve...

November 25, 2020
Total Views: 1197

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
ship emissions
Environment

Finance Officials Say EU Green Ship Rules Are “Lax”

By Kate Abnett and Simon Jessop BRUSSELS/LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Months of EU deliberation to decide which business activities can be marketed as green investments have produced a set of draft...

November 24, 2020
Total Views: 825

Monday, November 23, 2020
ship emissions
Environment

Surge In Greenhouse Gases Sustained Despite COVID Lockdowns

By Emma Farge  (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas concentrations climbed to a new record in 2019 and rose again this year despite an expected drop in emissions due to COVID-19 lockdowns,...

November 23, 2020
Total Views: 1162

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
cargo ship emissions
Environment

IMO Plan to Curb Shipping’s Carbon Emissions Triggers Criticism

By Jack Wittels and Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) — The organization responsible for setting global environmental standards for shipping approved rules designed to curb the industry’s carbon emissions, triggering criticism that its...

November 18, 2020
Total Views: 1554

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Environment

2020’s Worst Hurricane Slams Into Central America

By Wilmer Lopez PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Hurricane Iota sent zinc roofing flying into the streets, toppled electricity poles and flayed palm trees as it battered northeastern...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 2285

offshore wind farm
Environment

Boris Johnson Seeks Boost for Northern England With Green Jobs Plan

By Tim Ross (Bloomberg) –Boris Johnson will seek to make good on his promise to boost the economies of neglected regions of the U.K. with investment in thousands of jobs...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 664

Monday, November 16, 2020
Environment

Cat 5 Hurricane Iota Threatens to Devastate Central America

By Gustavo Palencia and Ismael Lopez TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Iota exploded into a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane bearing down on remote Central American coastal provinces on Monday, with the...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 1051

IMO greenhouse gas emissions
Environment

Shipping Industry Proposes $5 Billion Program to Help Decarbonize Shipping

The global shipping industry is urgently calling on governments to move forward on a proposal for a $5 billion industry-financed research and development program that would help accelerate zero-carbon fuels...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 742

Environment

Hurricane Iota Reaches Catastrophic Category 5 Strength as it Barrels Toward Nicaragua

Hurricane Iota reached category 5 strength on Monday, the latest category 5 on record for the Atlantic basin, according to the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center. Iota is expected to...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 300

Ocean Rebellion protest outside the International Maritime Organisation headquarters in London
Environment

Ocean Rebellion Protestors Bring Gasoline And Matches To IMO HQ

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The London Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), was besieged again by Ocean Rebellion protestors on Monday, decrying the agency’s failure to act on climate change...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 960

Thursday, November 12, 2020
offshore wind turbine
Environment

First Major U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Faces Latest Permitting Delay

By Nichola Groom Nov 12 (Reuters) – A federal agency said on Thursday it has again delayed a long-awaited environmental study crucial to permitting the first major U.S. offshore wind...

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 395

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Environment

BP and Orsted Team Up on Green Hydrogen Project in Germany

By Laura Hurst (Bloomberg) — Two of Europe’s largest energy companies, BP Plc and Orsted A/S, said they’d join to develop an industrial-scale electrolyzer to make hydrogen as a green...

November 10, 2020
Total Views: 217