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Global CO2 emissions could fall by up to 7% this year amid pandemic

China saw the largest drop in emissions in April, followed by the United States, Europe and India. In the countries with the strictest lockdown restrictions, emissions from aviation plunged 75% in early April, while emissions from land transport fell by 50% and from power generation by 15%

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EU commits 300 million euros for clean oceans

Brussels - The European Commission has announced a 300 million euros of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more sustainable and improve research and marine surveillance

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Exxon and Rosneft to build LNG plant

Moscow - Russia’s Rosneft (ROSN.MM) and U.S. ExxonMobil (XOM.N) plan to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in a consortium with Indian and Japanese partners, spreading the estimated $15 billion cost

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LNG, Novatek signs partnership with Siemens

Moscow - Novatek, one of the largest natural gas producers in Russia, and German engineering giant Siemens have signed a strategic partnership agreement that covers cooperation in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector

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Shell, Inpex near finish line in race to export north Australian LNG

Singapore - Shell and Inpex are on the final stretch of a years-long race to export gas from offshore northern Australia, where both have spent billions of dollars building the world’s biggest maritime vessels to grab a slice of Asia’s booming LNG market

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European efforts to curb plastic litter in oceans are working

Rome - The number of plastic bags found in the seas around Britain has significantly dropped since 2010 as European governments crack down on their use, researchers said on Thursday. The percentage of trawls by fishermen that catch at least one plastic bag in the greater North Sea

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Hong Kong’s CLP says finalizing environmental study for LNG project

Singapore - Hong Kong utility CLP Power said on Friday it was finalizing an environmental impact assessment study for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project and will soon submit it to the Hong Kong government. Hong Kong is aiming to increase the use of natural gas

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EU to publish preliminary emissions data on April 3

Brussels - On 3 April 2017 at 12:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST), the European Commission will release preliminary 2017 carbon emissions data from energy-intensive companies in Europe. This will grant unlimited access to installation-level 2016 verified emissions

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Dominion Maryland Lng facility exports first cargo

Baltimore - Dominion Energy Inc said on Friday the first vessel carrying liquefied natural gas from its newly constructed Cove Point LNG export terminal in Maryland left the facility, another sign of growing U.S. prowess as an oil and gas producer

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A start-up to transform cigarette butts into charcoal

Genoa - Eco2Logic is the innovative start-up company registered in Genoa in June that, undergoing a chemical process, turns the butts and the nicotine into coal from which pigments for the paint industry can then be obtained

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LNG in Naples: 17 show interest

Naples - Seventeen companies have indicated that they are interested in the construction of an LNG storage facility in the port of Naples, one of the eight national ports in which an LNG storage facility is to be built, as per Italy’s national energy plan

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Anadarko announces Mozambique LNG sales agreement

Singapore - Anadarko Petroleum expects to conclude several sales and purchase agreements (SPA) by year-end for liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its new plant in Mozambique, a company official said on Thursday

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LNG storage facility in Livorno

Livorno LNG Terminal S.p.A. has been created. It will proceed with the construction of a small scale coastal depot of about 9,000 cubic meters inside the Port of Livorno

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20 wind turbines erected at Nordsee One

Copenhagen - The first Senvion 6,2M-126 turbine in the 332 MW large wind farm in the German part of the North Sea was installed in early March.

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Green energy: a one way street

Milan - The theme of this article is the subject of a decades-long debate: will fossil fuels finally run out? And if so, when?

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DNV GL launches new global brand

Oslo - The merger of DNV and GL in September this year, led to the creation of DNV GL, a world leading ship and offshore classification society