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Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 is feasible, but only with concerted action to jump-start their use in transport, building and industry.
Bioenergy is seen as being a critical component to achieving this objective. And if it is, then the sector could “sustain 24.4million jobs worldwide” just 15 years from now.
BHP Billiton said it expects to be hit with an impairment charge of $4.9billion post-tax against the carrying value of its onshore US assets.
The company said the charge will be recognised as an exceptional item in the financial results for the half year ended December 31, 2015.
Oil major Chevron and PetroChina started production from an onshore gas field at the end of 2015 after years of delays.
The Luojiazhai field has an annual production capacity of three billion cubic metres of gas.
Bowleven said it has now wrapped up an extended flow testing programme at Moambe and Zingana.
The Africa focused oil and gas explorer said the results continue to support plans for around five to six mmscfd of gas for power generation under a development scheme with Actis and Eneo in Cameroon.
The Government has been accused of “irrational” curbs to renewables subsidies after official projections revealed lower than expected energy bills by 2020.
Ministers have said cuts to support for technology such as onshore wind and solar are necessary to prevent rising costs to consumers and to curb the projected overspend on the £7.6 billion budget by 2020 for a raft of green measures paid for on bills.
But emails obtained by climate change analysis website Carbon Brief under Freedom of Information rules reveal Government projections which show that, while the overspend will add £12 to average household bills by 2020, overall bills would be £97 lower.
GCube has signed a deal with Xcel Energy for a 200MW wind energy project in North Dakota.
The company, which acts as an underwriter for renewable energy initiatives, will be providing insurance for all construction risks.
The development in Courtenay, North Dakota, forms part of plans to expand its wind portfolio by around 40% and is expected to add a further 1.9GW of wind throughout their service territory over the next few years.