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New marine agency to police developments off coasts and at sea

Irish Independent 13 Apr 2021
“The Maritime Area Planning Bill provides the legal underpinning to an entirely new marine planning system, which will balance harnessing our huge offshore wind potential with protecting our rich and unique marine environment,” he said. Environment Minister Eamon Ryan will ...
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Big Oil’s dwindling reserves are a major problem

Russia Today 13 Apr 2021
Profit margins per barrel are also a major investment issue, as IOCs have been looking at the more challenging environments, such as deepwater, offshore, Arctic, or shale, while NOCs still have major conventional reserves in place.
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N.C.'s energy answer is blowing in the wind

Rocky Mount Telegram 11 Apr 2021
Europe already has installed more than 5,000 offshore wind turbines across 12 countries. Drew Ball, state director of the advocacy group Environment NC, said a study by Environment America estimated that North Carolina’s offshore wind resource could provide 465 percent of the state’s total 2019 energy use ... offshore wind power.
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ESB ready for green pivot with Moneypoint renewable energy hub

The Irish Times 10 Apr 2021
From a position of being the bedrock of Irish electricity generation using fossil fuels, MoneypointIreland’s last coal-burning power station – is ideally located to switch to a renewables hub for harnessing vast offshore wind resources off the west coast ... Within that broader context, “offshore is ideally placed; we have that resource”.
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Lower- and middle-class Americans will pay a fortune for Biden’s wind-power plan

New York Post 09 Apr 2021
Last week, the Biden administration announced “a bold set of actions” that it said will “catalyze” the installation of 30,000 megawatts of new offshore wind capacity by 2030 ... President Biden’s offshore-wind scheme will be terrible for consumers ... Offshore wind is a bad deal for the marine environment, ratepayers and taxpayers.
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The French army is testing Boston Dynamics' $75,000 robot dog Spot in combat scenarios to ...

The Daily Mail 09 Apr 2021
Spot, which is suited for indoor or outdoor use, can map its environment, sense and avoid obstacles, climb stairs and open doors. It can undertake hazardous tasks in a variety of inhospitable environments such as nuclear plants, offshore oil fields and construction sites.
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New African gas producers and digitalisation

Business Day Online 09 Apr 2021
For example, the oil and gas industry imposes strict health and safety regulations to protect employees against high-risk environments, such as offshore oil platforms and, as a result, companies cannot be laissez-faire about implementing automated or robotic technologies without ...
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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Hickory Record 07 Apr 2021
Europe already has installed more than 5,000 offshore wind turbines across 12 countries. Drew Ball, state director of the advocacy group Environment NC, said a study by Environment America estimated that North Carolina’s offshore wind resource could provide 465 percent of the state’s total 2019 energy use ... offshore wind power.
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No Marine Protected Areas to guide offshore wind farm plans 

Irish Independent 06 Apr 2021
... country moves towards offshore wind farms as the main source of electricity ... Anne-Marie Clancy, assistant principal at the Department of Environment, said it was essential to get offshore energy projects under way as the target was to have 5GW of offshore renewable energy by 2030.
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The Energy Bulletin Weekly 5 April 2021

Resilience 05 Apr 2021
Three multinational giants control the gas – ENI the far offshore section, ExxonMobil the middle section, and Total (France, taking over from Anadarko) the area closest to the coast ... Fighting climate change is a program that Republicans argue could bring economic ruin, but which Democrats say can create jobs while protecting the environment.
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Robots Threaten Thousands of Oil, Gas Jobs by 2030 – Report

Kayhan 03 Apr 2021
This could affect over 400,000 jobs in some key energy-producing countries, according to the firm. Rystad Energy’s calculations show that Russian and U.S ... For example, cuts in offshore and onshore drilling crews could save U.S ... First, tests are still required to see how reliable robots can be in "complex 3D environments” like offshore platforms.
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Robots threaten to replace hundreds of thousands of oil & gas jobs by 2030 – report

Russia Today 03 Apr 2021
This could affect over 400,000 jobs in some key energy-producing countries, according to the firm ... For example, cuts in offshore and onshore drilling crews could save US companies alone $7 billion in wages ... First, tests are still required to see how reliable robots can be in “complex 3D environments” like offshore platforms ... .
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Fish eye lenses: UK launches world’s largest ocean monitoring system to protect wildlife

The National 03 Apr 2021
It is set to be extended across all the British Overseas Territories to collect biological information and safeguard the marine environment ... The expansion follows concerns that the health of the ocean is declining and will allow scientists to improve their understanding of the marine environment and help to restore ocean life.
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Letters: What we lose | Offshore wind energy | GOP struggles | Abandoning diversity

The Mercury News 02 Apr 2021
offshore wind energy ... offshore wind ... A new report by Environment California Research & Policy Center found that offshore wind has the technical capacity to meet over half of our 2050 electricity needs. While solar and terrestrial wind are most productive during the day, offshore winds are strongest at night when electricity use is highest.
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Letters: Offshore wind energy | Getting it right | GOP struggles | Suppression, not integrity ...

East Bay Times 02 Apr 2021
offshore wind ... A new report by Environment California Research & Policy Center found that offshore wind has the technical capacity to meet over half of our 2050 electricity needs (accounting for full electrification) ... California has the greatest offshore wind capacity on the Pacific coast ... Offshore wind energy .
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