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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

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today joined Calgren Dairy Fuels, and state and local elected officials to announce the completion of Calgren's dairy renewable natural gas facility. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Today, Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, announced that it has mutually agreed with EDF Renewables, Inc. to terminate the development of an up-to 157 megawatt (MW) wind facility in Atchison County, Missouri. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

BP has agreed to form a 50:50 joint venture with Bunge – a leader in agriculture, food and ingredients - that will create a leading bioenergy company in one of the world’s largest fastgrowing markets for biofuels. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

New York State governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Equinor’s Empire Wind as a winner in the State’s first large-scale competitive offshore wind solicitation. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Global wind power capacity additions are expected to sit at an annual average of 71GW from 2019-2023 and 76GW from 2024-2028, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

In the United States, overall electricity consumption is often lowest in the spring and fall months because temperatures are more moderate and electricity demand for heating and air conditioning is relatively low. Read more

Power Generation

States with legally binding RPS collectively accounted for 63% of electricity retail sales in the United States in 2018. In addition to the 29 states with binding RPS policies, 8 states have nonbinding renewable portfolio goals. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

ExxonMobil expects to increase annual earnings potential by more than 140 percent and double potential annual cash flow from operations by 2025 from 2017 adjusted earnings Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

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