By John C. Roper, Staff writer Updated 9:25 pm CST, Sunday, December 16, 2018 Bob Harvey of the Greater Houston Partnership says Houston can leverage oil and gas expertise to take a key role in developing renewables projects such as large-scale offshore wind projects. “That’s kind of where the big bucks are,” he says. less Bob Harvey of the Greater Houston Partnership says Houston can leverage oil and gas expertise to take a key role in developing renewables projects such as large-scale offshore wind projects. “That’s kind of ... more Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer / Staff Photographer Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Bob Harvey of the Greater Houston Partnership says … [Read more...] about Can Houston keep its title as world’s energy capital?
DOHA, Qatar -- Energy-rich Qatar, under blockade by its Gulf neighbors, said on Sunday it plans to invest more than $20 billion in the US energy sector over the next five years. Saad al-Kaabi, minister of state for energy affairs and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, told a conference in Doha the Gulf state is looking to invest in US oil and gas sectors as well as unconventional resources. "North of $20 billion will be invested over the next five years in the United States in different projects," Kaabi told the Doha Forum. He said Qatar's main target was to revive the multi-billion dollar Golden Pass LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal in Texas. "We are contemplating moving (the project)forward with our partners," said Kaabi, adding that a final decision on the matter would be taken shortly. Qatar Petroleum owns 70 percent of the project, with ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips splitting the rest. Kaabi said Qatar's LNG production would rise by 16 million tons annually, with an aim of reaching 110 … [Read more...] about Qatar to invest $20-billion in US energy sector: minister
A senior executive at one of Britain’s most complained about energy suppliers is planning a new gas and power venture, just weeks after his former employer collapsed. The energy regulator has granted a licence to Extra Energy’s former managing director, Ben Jones, just one week after it was forced to put in place a bailout plan for the company’s 100,000 stranded customers. At the time of its collapse, Extra Energy ranked among the worst for customer service, had lost almost three quarters of its customers, and failed to pay millions for renewable energy subsidies, which were claimed through customer bills. Mr Jones applied for the gas shipping licence through a holding company called Callesti... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register … [Read more...] about Boss of collapsed energy supplier returns to market under new brand
MINNEAPOLIS — As Xcel Energy executives announced their vision of delivering zero-carbon electricity by 2050 in Denver, they may have also revived a long debate over the viability of carbon capture technology. Xcel, which in 2004 fought a 10 percent renewable energy mandate in Colorado, says it now sees a pathway using existing technology to achieve 80 percent carbon-free energy by 2030 in Colorado and the seven other Midwestern states in which it operates. Falling prices and improved technology have allowed the utility to incorporate vastly more renewable energy onto the grid than was once thought possible. Xcel recently set a new record of 72.2 percent of load being served to its Colorado customers by renewable generation. For the day, renewables were 65.3 percent. --- The nonprofit news outlet Energy News Network provided this article to The Associated Press through a collaboration with Institute for Nonprofit News. --- And while renewables will continue to be a major part of … [Read more...] about Xcel Energy’s climate plan includes carbon capture
Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng plans to build its first waste-to-energy project at Khánh Sơn dump. The VNĐ2.3 trillion (US$101.7 million) project, which will be developed from the already invested first phase of a rubbish recycled plant from 2015, will help process 1,000 tonnes of garbage each day to supply fuel for power generation from 2022. Director of the Việt Nam Environment Joint-Stock Company, Nguyễn Văn Tuấn, the investor of the Khánh Sơn waste recycled plant, said the plant, which was built on 20ha from 2015, will process 200 tonnes of garbage including plastic waste into fuel oil, bricks and compost with an investment of VNĐ400 billion (US$19 million) initially. He said the plant will build a waste incineration in the second stage to combust waste into electricity from 2022 as Đà Nẵng looks to become a more environmentally friendly city. Tuấn said the project … [Read more...] about Central city to develop waste-to-energy project