How Environmentally Friendly Are LNG Tankers?

By Catherine Traywick (Bloomberg) In May, while President Donald Trump toured a new$10 billion plant designed to prepare natural gas for export, he made a vow. Such facilities would be good for the environment, he said, or they won’t get approved. The president has greenlit 11 projects so far, bringing the U.S. total to 18. Environmentalists once touted the fuel, … [Read more...]

Will Fukushima Waste Be Diluted And Dumped In The Pacific?

By Aaron Sheldrick (Reuters) - At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out its power and cooling nearly nine years ago. On an exclusive tour of the plant, spread over 3.5 million square meters (865 acres), Reuters witnessed … [Read more...]

SUNY Maritime College To Host Wind Energy Conference In New York City

The State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, proudly announce the Ocean Wind Energy Conference in New York City on Thursday, September 26, 2019. This conference comes just months after New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo executed the United States’ largest offshore wind agreement, announcing the winning bidders in the … [Read more...]

The 340-Mile Line of Ships Waiting to Clean Up

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) Head to the shipyards of Shanghai, Singapore or Hamburg and you’ll soon find them full to the brim with vessels rushing to clean up their act. Over the course of this year, about 2,200 ships will install so-called scrubbers that allow them to keep burning more-polluting fuel that will otherwise be banned. Put all of those vessels in a line, and … [Read more...]

Offshore Wind Power Conference – Planning For America’s Ocean Energy

Maritime College, State University of New York and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler are proud to announce that they will co-sponsor an Ocean Wind Energy Symposium on Thursday 26 September 2019, at the College Maritime Academic Center.  The conference will feature presentations by industry leaders and subject matter experts providing insight into the … [Read more...]