Natural Gas Platform Runs on Clean Energy

We're not sure how to feel about that one. "Royal Dutch Shell has begun pumping natural gas from its wind- and solar-powered Cutter micro-platform, sited on a marginal-production gas field underneath the southern North Sea." So it uses renewable energy - wind and solar - but it pumps natural gas. "The use of renewable energy generation equipment not only provides green power, but reduces the cost of providing a subsea cable to power the platforms. The platform’s US$143 million fabrication cost alone is around 40% of that of traditional platforms." Can we like and dislike it at the same time? Hmm. More information and pictures at ::Green Car Congress, ::First gas from Cutter using renewable energy technology

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