Environmental

The Hour of Power

Hybrid Marine Technology and Green Ports In 2015 two significant developments are going to make many operators, owners and builders of professional vessels consider hybrid marine power.

Hurricane Fred Strengthens in Eastern Atlantic

Hurricane Fred strengthened early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina,

Obama Alaska Trip Aims for 'Punctuation Mark' on Climate Legacy

President Barack Obama sets off for a three-day tour of Alaska on Monday, aiming to shine a spotlight on how the United States is being affected by warming temperatures and rising oceans.

TOTE’s 2nd LNG Containership Launched

Shipping company TOTE and shipbuilder NASSCO on Saturday launched Perla del Caribe, the second of two Marlin Class ships – the first containerships in the world to be powered by natural gas.

Blue Ocean Monitoring Opens 2 New Offices

Blue Ocean Monitoring Pty Ltd, a company which implements and operates autonomous ocean data collection platforms for oil and gas and environmental applications,

Oil Nations Looking to Renewable Clean Energy

As the oil price further deteriorates, major oil-producing countries are looking to the future and to sustainability, according to energy market analyst and consultant Douglas-Westwood.

Gazprom to Sign Gas MOU with CNPC

Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom will this week sign a memorandum of understanding with China's CNPC on Russian pipeline gas supplies during President Vladimir Putin's visit to Beijing,

Asian LNG Price Faces Steep Fall

Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices could fall a further 25 percent in coming months as new supply, falling demand and weaker oil prices put it on par with

HHI Orders Regasification Systems from Wärtsilä

South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has ordered two seawater/propane based regasification modules from Wärtsilä. The systems are to be installed

Predicting Clouds Will Make Solar Cheaper

  An Australian-first solar energy project that uses Cloud Predictive Technology (CPT) to anticipate solar energy output has been launched in Karratha, WA, with $2.

Hitachi Gas Supply System Order for MHI

  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Hitachi Zosen Corporation for a high-pressure gas supply system enabling use of natural gas as fuel in marine engines.

Corvus Energy Hosts Thermal Runaway Mitigation Testing

  State-of-the-art design features of the Corvus energy storage system (ESS) were on display as testing deliberately bypassed all built-in safety systems and induced

Hurricane Ignacio Will not Affect Hawaiian Port Operations

  The Coast Guard Captain of the Port continues to closely monitor the movement of Hurricane Ignacio and based on the storms current trajectory to the northwest

Obama Defends Arctic Oil Drilling

 United States' President Barack Obama defends his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean.   He insisted that there was no contradiction

Fire at Saudi Arabian Oil Workers Compound Kills Two, Injures 105

   A fire at an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday killed two people and injured 105 others of various nationalities, including some who are in a critical condition,

Hurricane Ignacio Gains Strength but Expected to Bypass Hawaii

  Hurricane Ignacio intensified as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Saturday, said the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the National Weather Service.

Facing Heat, Iraq's Electricity Minister Passes Parliament Quizzing

  Iraq's parliament on Saturday expressed confidence in the answers of Electricity Minister Qassim al-Fahdawi following an interrogation about a persistent power

USCG Reopens Key West Ports After Erika Dissipates

  Effective 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, reopened Key West, Florida, ports, terminals and facilities due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating.

Obama Heads to Alaska, Where Drilling Decision Looms Large

  President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean under what he said were rigorous standards,

China Passes New Pollution Law, Will Cap Coal Consumption

  Legislators have approved amendments to China's 15-year-old air pollution law that grant the state new powers to punish offenders and create a legal framework to cap coal consumption,

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