General Electric has decided to test the world’s largest offshore wind turbines at a test facility in England in a major vote of confidence for the UK’s burgeoning wind power industry.
MIT researchers have added tiny plastic particulates to concrete and found the resulting compound is 20% stronger and requires less energy overall to produce, reducing carbon emissions.
The Allseas Pioneering Spirit set another record on Friday when she removed all 24,200 tonnes of the Brent Delta platform topsides in a single motion. It was the largest lift in the history of the offshore oil and gas industry – and with a maximum rated lifting capacity of 48,000 tonnes, the Spirit has plenty of room left to beat her own record.
The wind industry gets little credit for its great effort to protect wildlife of all kinds, probably because the effort goes under reported. That work includes the radar detection of approaching birds, controls that change a turbine’s start and stop times, and more.
The public appetite for community funded renewable energy appears to be limitless, with projects proving so popular they are selling out within minutes of being offered to investors.
Energy Consumption in Europe In the final EU Energy Union document "A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy”, the European Commission recognized the importance of improving overall energy efficiency – "Member States [should] give energy efficiency primary consideration in their policies.” Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, called energy efficiency the "invisible powerhouse of Europe” and "one of the most cost effective means to improve energy security and economic competitiveness, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and make energy more affordable for consumers.”
The oil and gas field will see a climb in recruitment this year, stated Huw Rothwell, Petroplan’s United States regional director.
“I think this year we’re going to see an uptick, but it is very, very dependent on the oil price,” Rothwell told Rigzone during an interview at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas.
The Rigs to Reefs program has transformed 450 oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico into reefs that host teeming fish populations. CNET Road Trip 2014 dove a rig for an up-close look.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of fish call the interior of this former oil rig, known as the High Island 389, home. The rig, technically a production platform, may one day be part of the Rigs to Reefs program, which converts decommissioned oil rigs into artificial reefs.