The report findings suggest the discovery of yet another “feedback loop” in which environmental disruption and climate change trigger the release of ever more greenhouse gas that further warms the planet, similar to the concerns over the methane released by fast-melting arctic permafrost. The report also finds up to 77 pct of the methane emissions from an individual lake are the result of the organic matter shed primarily by plants that grow in or near the water. This matter gets buried in the sediment found toward the edge of lakes, where it is consumed by communities of microbes. Methane gets generated as a byproduct, which then bubbles up to the surface.
The study, funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, is published in the journal Nature Communications.
(Source: Cambridge Univ., Eurasia Review , 6 May, 2018) Contact: Cambridge Univ., Dr. Andrew Tanentzap Department of Plant Sciences. +44 1223 333900, www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Cambridge University,
In 2013, COTA committed to phasing diesel-powered vehicles out of its fleet with the goal to completely transition to CNG by 2025. Today, 150 of COTA's 321 buses are powered by CNG. COTA has saved approximately $10 million in fuel costs by transitioning to CNG since 2013.
Ohio EPA is offering one-time funding to help municipalities, schools and businesses convert diesel-powered heavy-duty fleet vehicles to cleaner burning alternative fuels. The program is supported by $5 million from the Alternative Fuel Transportation Fund of the Ohio Development Services Agency.
To date, the grants have provided more than $2.8 million to replace 141 vehicles with vehicles that run on CNG, LNG or liquid petroleum gas, such as propane or butane. (Source: Central Ohio Transit Authority, Green Car Congress, 7 May, 2018)Contact: Central Ohio Transit Authority, (614) 228-1776, www.cota.com; Ohio Development Services Agency, (800) 848-1300, https://development.ohio.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ohio Development Services Agency, Alternative Fuel, CNG,
The report notes declines from 2005 to 2016 where the state has monitors in ground-level ozone, particulate matter 2.5 and 10, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and lead. Arkansas is one of only 12 states that meets all federal air quality standards, although it was not meeting ozone standards a few years ago.
Download the Arkansas State of Air Report HERE. (Source: Arkansas OnLine, 6 May, 2018) Contact: Arkansas DAQ, Tricia Treece, (508) 682-0744, www.adeq.state.ar.us; National Ambient Air Quality Standards, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ambient_Air_Quality_Standards
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Ambient Air Quality Standards,
Norwegian fjords with world heritage designation include the west Norwegian Geirangerfjord and the Nea eroyfjord.
(Source: IMO, electrive.com, 6 May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,
Qualifying projects include those that develop highly efficient conversion processes for improving the affordability of fuels and products from biomass and waste streams.
Funding is also being offered for research and development related to the production of affordable and sustainable non-food dedicated energy crops -- including algae, energy crops and various waste streams that can be efficiently and effectively converted into affordable biofuels, biopower and bioproducts. (Source: US DOE, Energy Live, May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel Feedstock, Biofuel R&D,
The plant, which never went into full production and was shutdown in Nov, 2017, is being maintained by a skeleton crew. Although several potential purchasers have been identified, no offers for the plant have been received, according to DowDuPont. (Source: DowDuPont, Ames Tribune, 6 May, 2018) Contact: DowDuPont, Jan Konickx, Biofuels Global Business Director, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jankoninckx, DowDuPont,Dow Chemical, www.dow.com; DuPont Industrial Biosciences, William F. Feehery, Pres., www.biosciences.dupont.com; DowDuPont, (800) 422-8193, www.dow-dupont.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DowDuPont, Biofuel, Cellulosic,
The move is reportedly in response to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord and a transition away from high carbon energy generation technologies and to limit the effects of man-made climate change to a 2 degree C increase in average global temperatures.
(Source: German Allianz AG, MENAFN, 6 May, 2018) Contact: German Allianz AG, +49 89 38000, www.allianz.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News German Allianz AG, Coak,
In the first transaction, Rockland Power Partners sold two 20 MW flywheel energy storage projects -- the Stephentown project located in Stephentown, New York and the Hazle project located in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, to affiliates of Convergent Energy and Power, LP. The fully operating projects serve the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and PJM Interconnection grids.
In the second transaction, Rockland Power Partners sold all of the equity interests in Beacon Power, LLC, which operates a flywheel energy storage business and owns certain technology, intellectual property, patents and manufacturing equipment related thereto, to RGA Investments, LLC.
Both transactions closed on April 27, 2018. (Source: Bracewell LLP, PR, 4 May, 2018) Contact: Rockland Power Partners, Rockland Capital, (281) 863-9000, www.rocklandcapital.com; Beacon Power, www.beaconpower.com; Convergent Energy and Power, (917) 508-0190, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.convergentep.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Beacon Power, Flywheel, Energy Storage,
Under the 28 member trading bloc's current budget, $246.7 billion -- 20 pct of the budget -- is presently being spent out to 2020 on combating climate change through investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental protection, and other carbon reduction schemes.
(Source: European Commission, EuroStat, EU Newsroom, 6 May, 2018)Contact: European Commission, Miguel Arias Canete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, https://ec.europa.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, EC, European Commission, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation,
According to EuroStat, Malta had the largest increase at 12.8 pct followed by Estonia 11.3 pct, Bulgaria 8.3 pct, Spain at 7.4 pct and Portugal at 7.3 pct.
The best performing countries in cutting CO2 emissions were Finland -5.9 pct, Denmark -5.8 pct, the UK at -3.2 pct, and Ireland at -2.9 pct.
Portugal's CO2 emissions represent 1.5 pct of the EU total, where Germany is the largest contributor at 23 pct..
(Source: EuroStat, TPN/Lusa, 6 May, 2018) Contact: Eurostat, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat
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Velocys' role will be as a licensor for its technology to the project. (Source: Velocys plc, Velocys plc Hydrocarbon Engineering, 7 May, 2018) Contact: Red Rock Biofuels, Terry Kulesa, CEO, (970) 223-6766, email@example.com, www.redrockbio.com; Velocys plc
David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840-- Houston Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.velocys.com
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The legislation, which contradicts the 2016 Iowa Energy Plan encouraging greater energy efficiency,
caps spending on energy efficiency at 2 pct of annual sales for electricity utilities. It also limits utility expenditures on demand response programs at 2 pct of sales. (Source: Office of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Energy News, Various Media, 7 May, 2018) Contact: Office of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, www.reynoldsgregg.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Kim Reynolds, Energy Efficiency Iowa, Energy Efficiency Incentives, Energy Efficiency Rebates,
Funds for this green energy financing were raised through a recent Banco Galicia green bond issuance that was 100 pct subscribed to by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
(Source: Telam, Banco Galicia, Renewables, 7 May, 2018) Contact: Banco Galicia, www.bancogalicia.com; IFC World Bank, (202) 473-1000, www.ifc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency Funding, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, International Finance Corporation,
According to the World Green Building Council (WGBC), incorporating green design in hospital infrastructure can deliver an 8.5 pct reduction in hospital stays, 15 pct faster recovery rates, a 22 pct reduction in the need for pain medication and an 11 pct reduction in secondary infections. Green Star buildings also deliver significant savings, producing 62 pct fewer greenhouse gas emissions and using 66 pct less electricity than average Australian buildings.
The Royal Adelaide Hospital incorporates abundant natural daylight, 3.8 hectares of landscaped environment with internal themed courtyards, sky gardens across the hospital's nine levels, and a 1.6 hectare green space footprint within the hospital.
The facility also incorporates, high efficiency water fittings, a water capture and recycling system, onsite co-generation heating system and other energy conservation and efficiency features.(Source: Green Building Council of Australia, Climate Control News, May, 2018) Contact: Green Building Council of Australia, Romilly Madew, CEO, +61 2 8239 6200, new.gbca.org.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building Council of Australia, Building Energy Efficiency, Building Energy Management,
The report notes that although regulations are not the sole driver of the biogas industry, the report notes, they are a primary one. In Europe, which is home to the world's largest regional anaerobic digester market, the existence, stability and reliability of the legal and political framework is seen as the greatest influence on the market. Germany's rise to become a market leader came after the passage of major renewable energy legislation, and in the UK, the passage of a renewables obligation law provided the framework for a developing anaerobic digestion market.
Major players in the market mentioned in this report include ADI Systems, AsiaBioGas, BDI-BioEnergy, CH Four, CleanWorld, DVO, Ebara, Gasum, Hitachi Zosen, Inova, Kruger, MWH Global, Niras, Organic Power, Premier Tech Aqua, Republic Services, Sansuy and Turning Earth, among others.
Research details are available HERE.
(Source: BCC Research, 1 May, 2018) Contact: BBC Research, (866) 285-7215, www.bccresearch.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BCC Research, Biogas, anaerobic digestion,
The projects -- the 476 MW Baltic Eagle and the Wikinger Sud offshore wind farms -- were awarded by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) to the Spanish energy company during Germany's second public tender for offshore wind energy.
The €1.4 billion Wikinger offshore wind farm, which features 70, 5MW AD 5-135 Adwen turbines, will generate sufficient electric power for 350,000 homes. (Source: Iberdrola, EBR, May, 2018)Contact: Iberdrola Renewables,http://iberdrolarenewables.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola, Wind, Offshore Wind,
The increase is being credited in part to Gov. Gina Raimondo's Lead by Example Campaign, a 2015 executive order directing state agencies, municipalities and schools to initiate renewable-energy and energy-efficiency projects. Under the program, over 900 new solar arrays have been installed atop a cluster of state agency buildings near the Statehouse. The three-building energy system was funded through proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the state Renewable Energy Fund which is financed through electric ratepayers.
Other Lead by Example projects include solar arrays on the Office of Attorney General, Rhode Island College, and the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol.
The state seeks to attain 1,000 MW of renewable energy by 2020 through a combination of incentives and funding.
(Source: eco'RI News, 3 May, 2018)
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The two projects will be built by the company under its previously announced $3.6bn Wind XI project
which includes nearly 1,000 wind turbines and an addition of up to 2GW of wind generation capacity in Iowa.
The Wind XI project is slated for completion by next December.
(Source: MidAmerican Energy, Power Technology, 3 May, 2018) )Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News MidAmerican Energy, Wind,
Key players included in the global Biofuels market report are: China Agri-Industries Holdings, COFCO Biochemical (AnHui), Raizen, ADM, Tianguan Group, Cargill, POET, Big River Resources, Vivergo, The Andersons, BP, Pacific Ethanol, Flint Hills Resources, Green Plains, CropEnergies, Valero, Abengoa Bioenergy and Jilin Fuel Ethanol
The report analyzes the biofuels market by: type-- Biodiesel and Bioethanol; end users -- industrial fuels, transportation fuels and Chemical industry; regions; distributors; dealers; traders and manufacturers including contact information, production strategies, the scope of the Biofuels product, their capacity, worldwide productivity, and revenue generation.
Details and a PDF sample copy of this study HERE
(Source: E Market Research, May, 2018) Contact: E Market Research, (857) 239-0696,
ReneSola has over 187 MW of operational DG solar projects and an additional 28 MW under construction, according to the company. By the end of 2018, it intends to own 350 to 400 MW of DG projects in China.
(Source: ReneSola Ltd., Various Media, May, 2018) Contact: ReneSola Ltd., China DG Solar, www.renesola.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ReneSola, Solar, China DG Solar,
Patent-pending, low-emissions REG Ultra Clean Diesel is made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel and is California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved for year-round use throughout California under the Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation. REG Ultra Clean Diesel reduces total hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions by 15 pct, particulate matter emissions by 40 pct, emits less nitrogen oxides (NOx) and offers even greater emissions reductions when compared to conventional diesel, according to the company.
(Source: Renewable Energy Group Inc, 2 May, 2018)
Contact: REG, (515) 239-8104, www.regi.com/ultracleandiesel, www.regi.com
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The Golden State also seta new record for the instantaneous portion of demand met by renewable energy on Saturday at 73 pct, just 15 minutes before the solar record, with solar and wind alone meeting 64 pct of demand, exclusive of an estimated 6.6 gigawatts of behind-the-meter solar available in the state.
In 2017, California's renewable energy sources -- excluding large hydro plants -- represented 31 pct of Californias in-state electric power generation.(Source: California Independent System Operator
Contact: California Independent System Operator, www.caiso.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Independent System Operator, Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar,
POET is recognized for its leadership in remaining focused on reducing the reliance of the United States on foreign energy, to revitalizing global agriculture, and providing a cleaner, affordable alternative to fossil fuels.
Since 2006, C has worked to bring together like minded companies to share ideas and partner to deploy bio-processes that can be economic in the long run without government subsidy. BDC holds two symposiums a year for its members, where leading edge information from various bio-companies is shared and tours are made of bio-facilities. BDC acts as a resource to members, working to broker partnerships that can lead to the deployment of commercial facilities. The organization recognizes the need for low cost feedstock, cost effective measures such as integration of processes, high value products, and good management to achieve the economics needed for success.
POET, the world's largest biofuels producer, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. The 30-year-old company has a network of 27 production facilities. POET, through its joint venture with DSM, also operates a commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Biorenewable Deployment Consortium, PR, May, 2018) Contact: Biorenewable Deployment Consortium, Masood Akhtar, Pres.,(608) 332- 0189, Masood.Akhtar@biorenewabledc.org,
POET. Matt Merritt, Public Relations,
(605) 965-2225 / (605) 370-9959, email@example.com, www.poet.com
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Green D+ is a fossil-free, low-emission renewable diesel fuel made by adding a nanotechnology-patented performance additive to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). The HVO is produced from used cooking oil, plant oils such as palm and rapeseed oil, and others.
Red Funnel will trial Green D+ biofuel and varying amounts of low-sulfur marine gas oil to power the ferries' main engines and onboard generators. The aim is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
(Source: Red Funnel, Cruise & Ferry, May, 2018) Contact: Red Funnel, Mark Slawsom, +44 0 2380 248500, www.redfunnel.co.uk; Green Biofuels Ireland, Magnus Hammick, COO, www.gbcorp.biz; Green D+, www.greendplus.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Biofuels, Biofuel, Maritime Biofuel,
The goal is to slash CO2 emissions at Fraport's fully-consolidated group companies by half to about 125,000 tpy by 2030.
The new target is based on the national reduction rates agreed to at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.
(Source: Fraport AG, Cargo Airport and Environment News, 3 May, 2018) Contact: Fraport AG, +49 180 6 3724636, www.fraport.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Aviation Emissions,
The utility plans to construct, own and operate a 20-MW/80-MWh lithium-ion battery storage system at the site of the 20-MW West Loch solar park at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the construction of which was launched last month. The facility is expected to come online in February, 2020.
In other HECO news, the company is also accepting proposals for new grid-scale renewable generation with a storage component -- 220 MW for Oahu, 60 MW for Maui and 20 MW for Hawaii Island. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, Renewables, May, 2018) Contact: HECO, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hawaiianelectric.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hawaiian Electric, Battery, Energy Storage,
The 10,000-tonne jack-up Seajacks Zaratan, will site all 20 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines in the Taiwan Strait, with work set to start in the second quarter of 2019.
Seajacks will be installing the turbines for the Macquarie Capital, Orsted and Swancor-owned project in around 30 meters of water, up to 6 km off the coast of Miaoli County in northwest Taiwan. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Seajacks, Marine Log, 2 May, 2018) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable EnergyOffshore, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en; Seajacks UK Ltd., +44 1492 841400, www.seajacks.com
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The fund will invest primarily in UK utility-scale energy storage assets or North America and Western European energy storage projects. It will not invest in projects under development. Its seed portfolio of 18 MW includes three assets using batteries by NEC Energy Solutions Inc and Tesla.
(Source: Gore Street Capital, Renewables, May, 2018)
Contact: Gore Street Capital, Alex O'Cinneide, CEO, +44 20 3826 0290, www.gorestreetcap.com
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The project, which will be carried out by a world-leading team of Finnish and Mongolian ice sculptors, is expected to take four weeks to complete and an undetermined period to melt.
GloMEEP member countries -- Argentina, China, Georgia, India, Malaysia, Morocco, Panama, Philippines and South Africa -- will serve as lead pilot countries for implementing legal, policy and institutional reforms; undertake awareness-raising and capacity-building activities and establish public-private partnerships to support low-carbon shipping.
Jamaica, through the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), is currently staging a three-day session to assist maritime administrations, port authorities and their personnel to better understand sources of emissions in ports, identify strategies and solutions and train participants in the use of two new guides -- Guide for a Port Emissions Status Assessment and Guide for the Development of a Port Emissions Reduction Strategy -- which are being developed under the GloMEEP project.
GloMEEP is being undertaken through partnership involving the Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). (Source: Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnership, Jamaica Information Service, 2 May, 2018) Contact:
GloMEEP International Maritime Organization, www.glomeep.imo.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Maritime Emissions, Carbon Emissions, IMO,
Supported by £54.5 million funding, the Route Map confirms that landlords of privately rented homes will be required to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate rating of Band E from April 2020 at change of tenancy, and then Band D from 2022. All private rented properties will need to be EPC Band E by end March 2022 and Band D by end March 2025.
The funding will also support local authorities to expand their existing energy efficiency and fuel poverty programmes.
(Source: Scottish Construction Now, 2 May, 2018) Contact:
First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Minister_of_Scotland, www.firstminister.gov.scot
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Performance, Energy Management,
Delivering energy savings, incentives and rebates paid by virtually all electric and gas customers on their monthly energy bills to low-income customers has been, and is a problem.
The redesign effort aims to make the wide range of rebates and incentives more effective, accessible and effective by rolling many of them into a program for multi-family building developers and owners. Individual apartment owners would not be eligible, according to the current contours of the program which is
expected to be rolled out on a transition basis in January, 2019. The bill
would also require the state's electric utilities to reduce customer power consumption by 2 pct. Few details have been announced to date.(Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, NJ Spotlight, 3 May, 2018) Contact: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, (609) 777-3300, www.bpu.state.nj.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News New Jersey Board of Public Utilities,
The proposed new rules would deviate slightly from another much-heralded objective -- Requiring all new homes be "net-zero" meaning they would produce enough solar power to offset all electricity and natural gas consumed over the course of a year. Among the highlights:
The mandate dates back to 2007 when the California Energy Commission adopted the goal of making homebuilding so efficient the "newly constructed buildings can be net zero energy by 2020 for residences and by 2030 for commercial buildings."
(Source: California Energy Commission, Orange County Register, 4 May, 2018) Contact: California Energy Commission
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The French firm claims it achieved the target in equities by looking down the value chain at renewable energies and energy efficiency, as well as in listed mid-sized companies not represented in the index.
Natixis is a Paris-based corporate and investment bank created in November 2006 from the merger of the asset management and investment banking operations of Natexis Banque Populaire and IXIS. (Source: Mirova, CityWire, 3 May, 2018) Contact: Natexis Banque Populaire, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natixis
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,
Air Canada claims that it saved 160 tonnes of carbon emissions on 22 domestic flights, after introducing 230,000 litres of sustainable biofuel blended within the airport fuel supply system.
The biofuel used was a blend of standard fuel with hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA). (Source: HIS Janes's Airport Review, May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel,
The 2017 DEfR found that the share of ADB operations supporting climate change mitigation and/or adaptation rose to 49 pct in 2015 -- 2017, exceeding the 45 pct 2020 target. Climate change finance, including external sources mobilized by ADB, reached a record $5.16 billion in 2017. This puts ADB in a good position to achieve its $6 billion annual climate financing target by 2020.
(Source: Asian Development Bank, 3 May 2018) Contact: Asian Development Bank, +63 2 632 4444, www.adb.org
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According to the tender, "In each project, the minimum power capacity of one given Solar PV farm is 70 MW and the maximum power capacity is 100 MW with minimum 70 MW Battery Energy Storage capacity."
Deadline to submit the EoI is July 12, 2018. Selected bidders will be responsible for design, development, financing, construction and operation of the facilities, which will sell power to local power utility EdL under a long-term PPA.
(Source: Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, PV Mag., April, 2018) Contact: Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, +961 (0)1 565 108-101, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Energy Storage,
Vattenfall is behind the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) overlooking U.S. President Donald Trumps golf resort off the coast of North East Scotland.
(Source: Vattenfall, PR, Various Media, May, 2018) Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; EOWDC, Aberdeen Renewables, Adam Ezzamel, Project Director, +44 (0) 1224 522104, www.aberdeenrenewables.com/about-areg/activities/european-offshore-wind-deployment-centre-eowdc
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The altE portable solar powered generators are designed to function independently from the power grid and can produce up to 350 watt hours of power per day. The self-contained units include three 30 watt solar panels and a 55 amp hour solar battery to power one DC outlet, two USB ports and two AC outlets. When fully charged the units will power a string of LED light for six hours, multiple cell phones or tablets, a laptop for 24 hours or an internet router 24/7. (Source: altE Store, PR, 1 May, 2018) Contact: altE Store, Sascha Deri, CEO , (877) 878-4060, www.altestore.com
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Alta's solar technology easily integrates into the surface of the aircraft or vehicle without upsetting aerodynamics, and provides a weight reduction of 40 pct or a power-to-weight improvement of 160 pct over the earlier Gen3 version. Alta Devices Gen4 solar cells can be used to power everything; UAVs, automobiles, sensors and others.
(Source: Alta Devices, PR, AP, 1 May, 2018) Contact: Alta Devices, Jian Ding, CEO,
Rich Kapusta, Marketing, (408) 585-2050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.altadevices.com
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DuPont's proprietary Bio-PDO*trade; (1,3-propanediol). PTF is a 100 pct renewable polymer that, in bottling applications, can be used to create plastic bottles that are lighter-weight, more sustainable and better performing.
(Source: ADM, DuPont, PR, World Grains, 1 May, 2018)
Contact: DuPont Industrial Biosciences, www.biosciences.dupont.com;
ADM, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, Jackie Anderson, ADM Media, (217) 424-5413, email@example.com, www.adm.com
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While POET's annual biofuel capacity has grown to 1.9 billion gpy, and will reach 2 billion by 2019, ADM has cut its market exposure and biofuel production to about 1.6 billion gpy, according to company data.
The U.S. ethanol industry has total production capacity of more than 16 billion gpy, according to Reuters.
(Source: Reuters, Country Guide, 1 May, 2018)
Contact: Archer Daniels Midland, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, www.adm.com; POET, Jeff Broin, Pres., (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com
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Supporters say the energy efficiency programs utility companies run in Iowa will be more closely scrutinized, while critics predict utility rates will rise as efforts to reduce energy use are reduced. The bill is awaiting the signature of Gov. Kim Reynolds (R).
(Source: Radio Iowa, Various Media, 1 May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebates, Energy Efficiency Incentives,
Under the program, municipalities or towns can implement ten impact items to promote energy efficiency or renewable energy. Recently, the town of Elmira passed resolutions on solar energy permitting and on building energy benchmarking. The town is also considering the installation of electric vehicle charging stations and the conversion of city street lighting to LED.
Building a more sustainable New York starts with building more sustainable communities. Local governments affect energy choices in their communities, from government operations to homes, businesses, and community institutions.
Local governments in New York State can use the Clean Energy Communities program to implement clean energy actions, save energy costs, create jobs, and improve the environment. In addition to providing tools, resources, and technical assistance, the program recognizes and rewards leadership for the completion of clean energy projects, according to the program website.
(Source: Town of Elmira, WENY, 1 May, 2018) Contact: NYSERDA, www.nyserda.ny.gov; Clean Energy Communities Program, www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Clean-Energy-Communities
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UK CAER's current 0.7 mw small pilot CO2 capture facility that operates at Kentucky Utilities' E.W. Brown Generating Station in Burgin, Kentucky, has led to scientific and engineering breakthroughs in the field, according to the CAER. The post-combustion system features modular equipment and free-standing columns with built-in advanced controls to continually minimize the CO2 capture energy penalty while responding to a dynamic external demand. The new system will combine several facets to simultaneously address capital cost, energy consumption, load change and environmental impact.
Project collaborators include LG&E and Kentucky Utilities, Carbon Clean Solutions, University of Texas at Austin, Membrane Technology Research, Electric Power Research Institute, Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute, Koch Modular Process Systems, Worley Parsons and Smith Management Group.
(Source: University of Kentucky, PR, May, 2018)
Contact: University of Kentucky CAER, Kunlei Liu, principal investigator , (859) 257-0200, www.caer.uky.edu
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The cleaner burning biodesel is expected to displace an estimated 130 million gallons of petroleum diesel and eliminate 132 tpy of particulate pollution and prevent over 960,000 tpy of greenhouse gas emissions.
(Source: KARP/FM, 1 May, 2018)
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Qualifying research will address fundamental scientific and engineering challenges of generating power from dynamic, low-velocity and high-density waves and currents, while surviving in corrosive ocean environments that are intensified by high costs and lengthy permitting processes.
The funding opportunity includes three topic areas:
Early Stage Device Design Research; Controls and PTO Design Integration and Testing; and Dissemination of Environmental Data and Analyses to Facilitate the Marine Energy Regulatory Process. (Source: US DOE, 30 April, 2018) Contact: US DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Water Power Technology Office, www.energy.gov/eere/water/water-power-technologies-office
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EDF, which has interests in nuclear, renewables, gas as well as coal, noted it plans to develop or acquire more than 10 gigawatts of energy storage capacity by 2035.
The company is also looking to grow its renewables business from its present 28 GW to 50 GW by 2030, with increasing emphasis on wind, solar storage and district heating.
(Source: EDF, The National, 1 May, 2018)
Contact: EDF SA, www.edf.fr
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With a maturity of 30 years at an annual fixed coupon of 4.05 pct, DTE green bonds will be used to help fund the development and construction of solar arrays and wind farms, including the transmission infrastructure to support renewable energy facilities as well as strengthen energy efficiency programs to help Michigan residents and businesses save energy and reduce bills.
DTE Energy's portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. (Source: DTE Energy, PR, 1 May, 2018) Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, David Harwood, Renewable Energy Dir., www2.dteenergy.com
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