Pays: États-Unis

Hydrogen revival in the US, Biden wants to catch up

The United States is investing heavily in hydrogen, a competitive and storable renewable energy source. Thanks to a series of initiatives, the industry is being revived to catch up and allow for increased production of green and blue hydrogen.

Shell announces Dover, its new subsea link in the Gulf of Mexico

Shell Offshore Inc. announced its commitment to a new offshore project in the Gulf of Mexico. The Dover project, which will be attached to Shell’s Appomattox production hub, is expected to begin production by the end of 2024 and produce up to 21,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day at its peak.

Volkswagen chooses Canada for new battery plant

German automaker Volkswagen is continuing its transition to electric mobility by announcing the opening of its first battery plant in North America, in Canada. This decision comes against a backdrop of competition with world leader Tesla and the race for subsidies on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Willow oil project that divides the United States has been approved

The U.S. government has given the green light to the Willow oil project in Alaska, much to the dismay of environmental groups who denounce the devastating effects of the project on wildlife and the climate. To address these concerns, the government is also announcing additional environmental protections in the area.

Biden and von der Leyen: Unity in the face of the energy transition

U.S. and European leaders discussed the energy transition at a meeting in Washington, seeking to avoid unhealthy competition. Negotiations have been announced for a targeted agreement on strategic metals, while Joe Biden has promised to work to avoid a zero-sum competition in government support.

Willow oil project, a “carbon bomb” according to Greenpeace

Joe Biden’s decision on the Willow oil project in Alaska is highly anticipated. The economic stakes are enormous, but environmental groups are campaigning to prevent it, pointing to the environmental consequences and the climate commitments of the Biden administration.