Sustainability, Energy Transition, ESG | Weekly Thematic

Can Floating Wind Stand Up? Or Will It Sink The Boats?
February 9, 2023
Companies Mentioned:
Linde, OCI, bp, Dow, Borealis, Yara, Air Products, Tesla, LyondellBasell, DuPont
Commodities Mentioned:
Subjects Covered:
Recycling, Renewables, Carbon Capture, Emissions, New Energy, The Hydrogen Economy, ESG Investing, Climate Litigation, Clean Fuels

C-MACC Weekly “CRETER” (Climate etc.)

Can Floating Wind Stand Up? Or Will It Sink The Boats?

  • It is seldom the piece of equipment you are focused on that slows down a project; for offshore wind, service companies may be the bottlenecks.
  • As plans accelerate, large projects suggest rates of installation for increasingly heavier and taller structures; requiring much more ancillary equipment than exists.
  • The EU response to the IRA has words but not much tangible finance – some good initiatives for training and speed, but Yara shows below why the US still wins.
  • Linde starts waving the energy transition flag more aggressively with a large ATR project in the US to support OCI and promises more to come – we like the story.
  • Otherwise, bp is backtracking on emission targets to please shareholders, & LyondellBasell’s refinery is making more per ton of CO2 emitted than elsewhere.

See PDF below for all charts, tables and diagrams


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