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Sasol Wins Government Approval for Mozambique's First Oil Well Last Updated on 2016-04-04 10:03:33 BY ZITAMAR NEWS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2016EXTRACTIVES, OIL & GAS                 South African energy firm Sasol has won government approval for a project to start pumping oil from a well at Inhassoro, on its existing concession area in southern Mozambique’s Inhambane province where the company already produces gas at the Pande and Temane fields. The first phase of the estimated $2 billion project will see Sasol build an integrated oil, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas project adjacent to its existing gas production site. Gas from the Pande and Temane fields is currently produced and processed at a facility nearby before being sent down an 865 km pipeline to Sasol’s gas-to-liquids plant at Secunda in South Africa. The oil facility will be designed to produce up to 15,000 barrels of oil per day, according to an... More »
Kauai hits renewable energy milestone Last Updated on 2016-02-07 12:51:29     ANAHOLA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - While Hawaiian Electric Co. customers on Oahu are battling just to get their rooftop photovoltaic systems online, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative members are hitting an impressive renewable energy milestone. Four times in January, KIUC generated 90 percent of the island's electrical needs with renewable resources. "It's a big deal for Kauai, Hawaii and really the nation," said KIUC CEO David Bissell. "It's really a remarkable achievement from a technology side and from an engineering side to do that." The co-op's energy portfolio is diversified. While rooftop PV systems are booming, the backbone of the island's solar power comes from two solar array farms, in Koloa and Anahola. Additionally, five hydroelectric plants account for almost 8 percent of the island's electricity... More »
Climate Change and Sustainable Tourism: Replicable Conceptualizations as a Result of Best Management Practices in the Caribbean Last Updated on 2014-09-15 18:31:33 Patel College of Global Sustainability        Climate Change and Sustainable Tourism: Replicable Conceptualizations as a Result of Best Management Practices in the Caribbean     Brian Zygmunt     August 7th, 2013       Climate Change and Sustainable Tourism: Replicable Conceptualizations as a Result of Best Management Practices in the Caribbean Master of Arts Project By Brian Zygmunt Supervisors   Dr. David Randle (University of South Florida) Randall Pape (University of South Florida)   University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability   August 7th, 2013                   During July 2013, I took this photo over the course of my internship with the Caribbean Tourism Organization.  This photo... More »
Australia To Dump 1 Million Tons Of Waste Onto Great Barrier Reef To Make Room For Coal Port Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/australia-to-dump-waste-onto-great-barrier-reef-to-make-room-for-coal-port-2014-1#ixzz2thg6iAQ6 Last Updated on 2014-09-15 11:48:09 Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority on Friday approved the dumping of up to three million cubic metres (or one million tons) of dredge waste in park waters in a move blasted by environmentalists.   The decision follows the government giving the green light to a major coal port expansion for India's Adani Group on the reef coast in December, under some of the strictest-ever environmental conditions. It will see Adani dredge three million cubic metres of material from the seabed to allow freighters to dock at the port in Abbot Point, lifting the facility's capacity by 70 percent to make it one of the world's largest coal ports. Conservationists warned it could hasten the demise of the World Heritage-listed reef, which is already considered to be in "poor" health, with dredging smothering corals and seagrasses and exposing them to poisons... More »
Huge steps forward for clean energy islands Last Updated on 2014-03-11 13:59:06   The Ten Island Renewable Challenge is an idea that calls for us to scale up renewable energy across the region and then across the wider world. Today, seven countries have committed to working with us on the 'Ten Island Challenge' (a friendly, informal competition for the most progressive island states to see how fast they can scale clean technology). St.Lucia The British Virgin Isles Colombia for the Islands of Providencia and San Andres (Caribbean) Turks & Caicos Dominica St.Kitts & Nevis Aruba The last few days have been incredibly productive. The leaders here are determined to take their countries as close to carbon neutral as possible. They will save resources, save money and help people and the planet. Having kicked off the conversations and split into five working streams, we divided into a series of working groups and began to form... More »