Fossil Energy News

  • North America's First Major Power-to-Gas Energy Storage Facility Now Open

    Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and Hydrogenics Corporation recently (7/16) announced that the first major energy storage facility using hydrogen in North America is now operational.  The facility features technology developed and manufactured in Mississauga, Ontario by Hydrogenics and represents one of several projects selected ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NREL: Updated Baseline Cost and Performance Data for Electricity Generation Technologies

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2018 Annual Technology Baseline (ATB), updating a key source of reliable electricity generation technology cost and performance data used to support and inform electric sector analysis in the United States. Now in its fourth year, the ATB documents technology-specific information on a broad spectrum of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • IR METHOD FOR CONTROL OF FATTY ACID METHYL ESTER CONTENT IN THE LABORATORY OF FUEL STORAGE IN OMAN

    Lumex Instruments solution provides reliable control of FAME content starting from the lowest concentration level of 0.05 % (V/V). A simple and convenient module of quantitative analysis integrated into the software SpectraLUM allows ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • PG&E Proposes Four New Cost-effective Energy Storage Projects to CPUC

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently (6/29) requested approval of four cost-effective energy storage projects totaling approximately 567 megawatts, in a filing at the California Public Utilities Commission.In January, the CPUC  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New York Energy Storage Roadmap to Achieve 1,500 Megawatts by 2025

    New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently (6/21) announced the release of the state's comprehensive Energy Storage Roadmap to guide New York toward its nation-leading energy storage target. With this Roadmap, New York is jumpstarting the development of this clean energy technology, while supporting the Governor's energy storage target of 1,500 megawatts by 2025 the equivalent electricity demand ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NEC Energy Solutions Commissions Europe`s Largest Energy Storage System for EnspireME

    NEC Energy Solutions (NEC) announced recently (6/21) that they have completed and commissioned the largest energy storage system in Europe for Germany-based EnspireME, a joint venture between Eneco, a Netherlands-based renewable energy company and Mitsubishi Corporation. The 48 MW energy storage system located in Jardelund, Germany has over 50 MWh of storage capacity and will generate ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • BNEF: World To Get Half of Electricity from Wind and Solar by 2050

    Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 – on the back of precipitous reductions in cost, and the advent of cheaper and cheaper batteries that will enable electricity to be stored and discharged to meet shifts in demand and supply. Recently (6/19), Bloomberg NEF (BNEF) published its annual long-term analysis of the future of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ABB to Strengthen Power Infrastructure in Iraq

    ABB has won orders from the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq to deliver five fixed and 15 mobile 132 kilovolt substations that will help strengthen the power grid and provide electricity in central Iraq.The government of Iraq is rebuilding the country and investing in its grid as part of its ambitious plan to develop its power infrastructure to meet electricity needs. The substation projects are ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Indonesia is a Growing and Robust Market for Coal Fired Power

    Indonesia has the domestic coal, the need for much more electrical capacity and a relatively high GDP growth which combine to make it an ideal location for coal fired power.  The plan is to add 80 GW of coal fired power by 2050. Other generating technologies will grow faster. In 2050 coal is projected to deliver 24 percent of the total power generation. Thermal coal ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Rover pipeline in-service would lift gas storage, ETP tells US FERC

    Placing into service additional segments of the Rover gas pipeline now completed would unlock 850 MMcf/d of incremental capacity and gas supply, helping to refill natural gas storage, Energy Transfer Partners told the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Wednesday. The comments, in a supplemental filing with FERC, reflect the operator's sense of urgency to meet its contractual schedules. ...


    By S&P Global Platts

  • Moxie Freedom gas power plant in Pa. ready

    Moxie Energy is ready to bring on line its 1,000MW Moxie Freedom gas-fired power plant in Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, according a US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filing. The Moxie plant is scheduled to start up in June and is one of two new gas-fired facilities built in the state specifically to be close to the relatively inexpensive supply of natural gas from the Marcellus and ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Cheniere makes positive final investment decision to build third LNG train at Texas facility

    Cheniere Energy said Tuesday it would build a third train at its LNG export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, the first positive final investment decision on liquefaction capacity in the US since 2015. The board's move, while expected, is a welcome sign for a US market that has struggled to advance construction of further production units beyond the ones currently being built, amid struggles ...


    By S&P Global Platts

  • Fuel Retailing From the Cloud

    Hamburg/Kuala Lumpur. The fuel retail and distribution industry meets from 26 to 27 June in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the Asia Fuel Retail Conference 2018. This two-day fuel industry event targets the markets of the Asian countries. International software and consulting company Implico will showcase its innovative service station management solutions for the conference participants, ...


    By Implico Group

  • Poll: 84% of Massachusetts Residents Want the Freedom to Choose Clean Energy

    A new poll shows that Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly want to be able to choose their energy supplier, choose clean energy, and want more renewable energy in the Massachusetts power system. The poll commissioned by CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity, was conducted by SurveyUSA. SurveyUSA interviewed 550 Massachusetts adults who rent or own their ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Union of Concerned Scientists: Driving Electric Is Cleaner Than Ever

    Electric vehicles have lower global warming emissions than the average new gasoline car everywhere in the country, even when the electricity comes from the dirtiest coal-dominated electric grid, according to a new  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • MEPC.278(70) - Who’s Monitoring Your Fuel Tanks?

    IMO resolution MEPC.278(70) came into force on March 1, 2018. This resolution mandates the collection of annual fuel usage for vessels of 5,000 GT and above. Submitted to the Flag Administration or their nominated party, this data will then be further aggregated by the IMO for use in developing a strategy to enhance fuel efficiency and address greenhouse gas emissions in shipping. This new ...


    By JOWA

  • India`s first floating regasification terminal to start operations in Q4 2018

    India's first floating storage and regasification terminal or FSRU could begin importing LNG as early as the fourth quarter of this year on the country's west coast, the project's developer H-Energy Gateway Private Ltd and France's Engie, said in separate statements this week.  The Norway-flagged FSRU, named GDF Suez Cape Ann, which is under long-term timecharter ...


    By S&P Global Platts

  • Tumbling Costs for Wind, Solar, Batteries Are Squeezing Fossil Fuels

    Coal and gas are facing a mounting threat to their position in the world’s electricity generation mix, as a result of the spectacular reductions in cost not just for wind and solar technologies, but also for batteries – according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Deepwater section of first TurkStream natural gas pipeline complete: Gazprom

    Work to lay the first string of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline in the deep water of the Black Sea is now complete, Russian gas giant Gazprom said Monday, as the project designed to eliminate Ukraine as a transit route for Russian gas to Turkey continues on schedule. Landfall sections to complete total first string work Work to complete second line deepwater part due in Q3 ...


    By S&P Global Platts

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