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  1. IRENA boss urges faster pace on decarbonisation

    “As we advance deeper into a new energy paradigm, we need to pick-up the pace of our decarbonisation efforts.” That was the message todaty from the director-general of the the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Adnan Z Amin. Speaking today after the launch of an IRENA report called Rethinking Energy, Amin said that policies and regulations “continue to remain crucial to this end and to develop the renewables market ”. “We are seeing more and more countries hold auctions to deploy renewables, and as variable and distributed sources of renewables take on a greater role, regulators have implemented changes to enable grid integration at scale. Heating and cooling, and the potential of renewables for transport, are areas where future efforts are needed .” The Rethinking Energy report states that falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and on the back of this is a “myriad of socioeconomic benefits”. “Renewables are gaining ground by nearly every measure,” added Amin. “Accelerating the pace of the energy transition and expanding its scope beyond the power sector will not only reduce carbon emissions, it will improve lives, create jobs, achieve development goals, and ensure a cleaner and more prosperous future.” The report states that global investment in renewables has steadily grown for more than a decade, rising from less than $50bn in 2004 to a record $305bn in 2015. It highlights several key trends for the renewables sector, such as demand for battery storage is increasing rapidly and playing a larger part in integrating variable renewables; new capital-market instruments are helping increase available finance by offering new groups of investors access to investment opportunities; and institutional investors are moving into renewable energy as it offers stable returns over the long term; The report states that solar PV will grow the fastest in terms of capacity and output, and new ways to store electricity “will be a game changer for growing variable renewable energy generation”. Indeed, IRENA estimates that battery storage for electricity could increase from less than 1 GW today to 250 GW by 2030. Amin also stressed the importance of off-grid renewables in the bid to bring about global electrification. “Achieving universal electricity access by 2030 will require us to boost global power generation - nearly 60 per cent of that will have to come from stand-alone and mini-grid solutions.,” “Meeting this aim with off-grid renewables depends on the right combination of policies, financing, technology and institutional capacity. Making needed changes and accelerating deployment will allow countries to address global issues in sustainability, education, gender equality, health, water and food.” REthinking Energy was released at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, ahead of this week's Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

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    Sun, 15 Jan 2017

  2. Oil and Gas News: Petroleum Equity and RAG to acquire Kimmeridge GmbH

    Petroleum Equity, an alternative investment firm focused on upstream oil and gas, primarily in Europe, and leading European E&P business RAG announced their acquisition of Kimmeridge GmbH from the U.S. private equity firm Kimmeridge Energy.

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    Tue, 13 Dec 2016

  3. Scotland aiming to capitalize on UK offshore decommissioning

    The Scottish government’s economic development agencies have unveiled a new decommissioning action plan, designed to help the industry in Scotland to take advantage of opportunities on the UK continental shelf.

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    Fri, 23 Dec 2016

  4. PDVSA reports signing two agreements with Shell Venezuela

    Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) reported signing two agreements with Shell Venezuela at Miraflores Palace in Caracas.

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  1. Anadarko increases deepwater Gulf of Mexico portfolio

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    Fri, 16 Dec 2016

  2. Mexico's gas and power reforms create competitive investment markets

    After a decade of volatile GDP growth and steadily increasing gas and power demand, Mexico continues to progress toward an unbundling of the monopolies Pemex and CFE once held over its gas and power sectors, said Wood Mackenzie.  

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    Thu, 3 Nov 2016

  3. Juniper Capital II, BoomTown Oil enter partnership

    Juniper Capital II LP and Houston, TX-based BoomTown Oil LLC have entered a partnership to pursue and develop conventional and unconventional oil and gas plays across multiple basins in the US Lower 48, initially focusing on the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  4. AEP to fuel growth with increased investment in regulated operations, renewables

    AEP's operating earnings guidance range is forecast at $3.75 to $3.95 per share for 2018 and $4 to $4.20 per share for 2019

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    Wed, 2 Nov 2016

  5. Sempra sees transmission investment opportunities in Mexico, California

    Data on load forecasting, transmission congestion and the growth of renewable resources are among the elements included in a report on ISO performance

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    Wed, 4 Nov 2015

  6. Sol Systems, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power partner on distributed generation

    Together, the companies will jointly explore distributed generation investment opportunities in companies and projects throughout the U.S. 

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    Tue, 8 Mar 2016

  7. BHP hits oil at Caicos in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

    BHP Billiton has reported positive drilling results at the Caicos exploration well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

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    Thu, 6 Oct 2016

  8. Wind Energy News: Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind project in Australia

    Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia.

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    Tue, 26 Jul 2016

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