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Renewable & Biofuel

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates the amount of renewable fuels refineres must blend into the U.S. transportation fuel supply. Read more

Regulations

The IEA finds that global offshore wind capacity may increase 15-fold and attract around $1 trillion of cumulative investment by 2040. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

ExxonMobil extended its support of the MIT Energy Initiative’s low-carbon energy research and education mission by renewing its status as a founding member for another five years. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

EIA’s international outlook includes analysis of eight countries and eight multicountry regions. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

AkzoNobel has become the first major manufacturer to launch recycled paint thanks to a ground-breaking partnership in the UK with resource management experts Veolia. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

The technology group Wärtsilä and Q Power Oy, a Finnish pioneer in biomethanisation, have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the development and commercialisation of renewable fuels. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

The 29 states and the District of Columbia that have legally binding RPS policies in place collectively accounted for 63% of U.S. electricity retail sales in 2018. Another eight states have established nonbinding renewable portfolio goals. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Dow, in partnership with UPM Biofuels, a producer of advanced biofuels, announces the commercialization of a plastics offering for the packaging industry made from a bio-based renewable feedstock. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

UK authorities announced today, 20 September, that Equinor and its partner SSE were awarded contracts to develop three large scale offshore wind projects in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea. Read more

Upstream

After stalling last year, global capacity additions of renewable power are set to bounce back with double-digit growth in 2019, driven by solar PV’s strong performance, according to the International Energy Agency. Read more

Power Generation

U.S. President Donald Trump has tentatively approved a plan to increase the amount of biofuels that oil refiners are required to blend each year to compensate for exemptions handed out to small refiners by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more

Regulations

In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that natural gas-fired electricity generation in the United States will increase by 6% in 2019 and by 2% in 2020. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

The report includes the total biodiesel production capacity for all operating plants in both million gallons per year (gal/y) and barrels per day (b/d) as of January 1, 2019. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Global wind turbine order intake increased 111% YoY, overtaking the previous record set in Q4 2018 by 13.2GW, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Solar photovoltaic generators generally cost more to install than wind and natural gas generators on a dollar-per-kilowatt basis. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

The waivers from the country’s biofuel laws were fewer than previous year’s and marked an increase in the number of petitions rejected Read more

Regulations

Equinor joins YPF Luz for the development of the Cañadón León wind farm in Santa Cruz in Argentina. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Finnish biofuel producer and oil refiner Neste is spending 1.4 billion euros ($1.6 billion) to more than double output at its Singapore refinery to meet rising global demand for renewable energy. Read more

Downstream

The head of the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency defended his agency’s expanded use of waivers exempting refineries from the country’s biofuel law during a closed-door meeting with farm state senators last week Read more

Regulations

As of the beginning of 2019, 41 states had at least one installed wind turbine. Of these 41 states, Texas had the largest number of turbines, with more than 13,000, and the most installed wind capacity, at 24.2 gigawatts. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

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