The Michigan Green Communities Network is a partnership of the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Association of Counties and Michigan Townships Association.
(Source: City of Grand Rapids, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: City of Grand Rapids, 616.456.3000, email@example.com, www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Home; Michigan Green Communities Network, www.migreencommunities.com
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The Selma mill, which is expected to begin commercial production in the first quarter of 2019, will produce 60,000 MT in the first year of operation, 200,000 MT in the second year, and 240,000 million tpy thereafter. New capital will be used for new CAPEX projects and to provide working capital for the mill to build inventory for sale into the primary markets worldwide (Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean).
In addition, Zilkha Biomass Fuels I LLC, the parent company of the Selma mill, is seeking operators worldwide to utilize the patented Zilkha Black™ Pellet technology (Source: Zilkha Biomass Fuels, PR, Houston Business Journal, 5 Oct., 2018) Contact: Zilkha Biomass Fuels 1, Larry Price, (832) 712-0093, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jack Holmes, CEO, Carole Engelder, Senior Manager, Technology Marketing, (713) 979- 9961, www.zilkhabiomass.com
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New Jersey's climb from 23rd to 18th place for overall energy efficiency was based largely on Gov. Phil Murphy's commitment to pursue a goal of 21 pct renewable energy by 2020, 35 pct by 2025, 50 pct by 2030 and 100 pct renewable energy by the year 2050.
(Source: ACEEE, 8 Oct., 2018)Contact: ACEEE, (202) 507-4000, www.aceee.org
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These projects include a mega ethanol plant to be developed by SunLight Fuels using sugarcane bagasse as a feedstock. The plant is expected to use about 500 tpd of bagasse to produce 1,75,000 litres of drop in fuel.
The five other projects entail investment of more than Rs 200 million each and are proposed to utilize farm waste, press mud (sugarcane byproduct) and other agro waste to produce biofuel, bio CNG and bio fertiliser. Each of these units is expected to produce roughly 5,000 kg of bio CNG a day.
Interestingly, the green energy sector investment proposals worth Rs 728 billion were almost 10 times compared to the conventional energy sector, which managed only 76 billion.
Uttra Pradesh state reportedly has the potential of producing 28,000 MW of green energy, including solar, wind, small hydro power, and bioenergy (bio mass, bagasse cogeneration, waste to energy).
(Source: PTI, Business Standard, Various Others,4 Oct., 2018)
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The 2-year program will accept up to 10 MW of renewable generation and 25 MW of carbon neutral non-renewable generation from program participants.
(Source: SaskPower, PR, 6 Oct., 2018)Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com
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Massachusetts came in first for the eighth year in a row, with R.I. ranked third, and N.Y. moving from seventh in 2017 to sixth this year. R.I. and Mass. were also touted as the top states with utility-sector energy-efficiency programs and policies. (Source: National Grid, PR, 5 Oct., 2018) Contact: National Grid, Louis Rizzo, Energy Programs Operations, www.nationalgridus.com; ACEEE, (202) 507-4000, www.aceee.org
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The November ordinance assembled provisions from existing legislation in other cities while ignoring Denver's different climate, lack of rain, extreme sun, the city's building code and other Denver specific issues. To address these issues, the city created a Green Roof Review Task Force charged with proposing an amended ordinance that would clarify and improve the mechanics of the original initiative while still obtaining its intended environmental benefits.
Under the existing ordinance, owners of existing buildings are disincentivized from replacing roofs in need of repair due to limited compliance pathways and the costs associated with those few options.
To address and corrects these and other related green roof issues, the task force has presented a proposal that exceeds the environmental benefits possible under the existing ordinance and allows for multiple cost-efficient compliance alternatives not available under the present ordinance. The proposal provides an opportunity to creatively combine green space, solar, energy efficiency and certification methods to suit the needs of individual projects.
(Source: City of Denver, Colorado Real Estate Journal, October 2018)
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The announced solar PV based Independent Power Project (IPP) will be due for commercial launch in 2022 alongside Oman's first commercial-scale solar -- Ibri II Solar project.
According to OPWP sever-year plan, the third solar IPP and two wind-based IPPs will commence competitive process and procurement process respectively towards the end of 2019. Commercial operation for both to be expected in 2023.
OPWP's renewable energy development plan includes solar, wind and waste-to-energy projects and the acquisition of more than 2600 MW of renewable energy IPPs by 2025. (Source: Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, ME Construction News, Oct., 2018) Contact: Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, +968 24 508400, www.omanpwp.com
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Construction and commissioning of the Corona project in Lincoln County, New Mexico, is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. (Source: Pattern Energy, PR, Clean Technica, Oct., 2018)Contact: Pattern Energy Group, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, email@example.com, www.patternenergy.com
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If and when completed, the project is expected to generate sufficient electric power for more than 50,000 homes. The project is projected to be completed and operational in 2022. (Source: Apex Clean Energy, Rochester First.com, 2 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Apex Clean Energy, Andrea Miller, VP Asset Management, Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com
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The project will incorporate 18 turbines from the new N149/4.0-4.5 series installed on a turnkey basis and will include a 15-year Premium Service agreement. The first turbine is slated to be installed in mid-2019 and the project completed and grid connected by the year end. Neoen is France's a leading independent renewable energy producer with a current capacity of almost 2 GW in operation or under construction, and a further 1 GW of projects formally awarded and secured. The company is active in France, Australia, El Salvador, Zambia, Jamaica, Portugal, Mexico, Mozambique, Finland and Argentina and has assets in more than 15 countries.
Nordex has installed more than 23 GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 markets and in 2017 generated revenues of €3.1 billion, according to the company. (Source: Nordex SE, PR, DGAP, Oct., 2018) Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nordex-online.com;
Neoen S.A.S., +33 805 160 022, www.neoen.com/en
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The first of the two orders is for 197.5 MW from the Actis-backed Sprng Energy, and the second is from ReNew Power for 35 MW. Both Sprng and ReNew will use Envision's turbines for their upcoming projects in Gujarat. To help fulfill Indian orders,
Envision has invested around $20 million establish manufacturing-assembly facilities at Chakan, in Pune. (Source: Hindu Business Line, 7 Oct., 2018) Contact: Envision Wind Power Technologies, www.envision-energy.com
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About 12 such refineries are proposed in different states to meet India's National Biofuel Policy 2018 target of 20 pct ethanol blending to petrol by the year 2030. Presently, ethanol blending in Petrol is between 3 and 4 pct. (Source: Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Business Standard, 7 Oct., 2018) Contact: Bharat Petroleum Corporation, www.bharatpetroleum.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Ethanol, India Biofuel, India Ethanol,
In a presentation, Odoh noted that solar energy is a major business of Schneider Electric and that the company's EcoStruxure solutions are leveraging the Internet of Things in order to ensure efficiency and profitability of solar energy and is working with
qualified regional partners to that end.
(Source: Schneider Electric, Punch, 7 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us
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The EP will now need to work with ministers from all European member states, as well as the European Commission, to see its target passed into legislation. According to Deutsche Welle, the parliament decided on this tough target as the transport sector was the only one in the EU which continues to increase its greenhouse gas emissions, according to the publication Deutsche Welle.
In 2017, the European Commission (EC) proposed cutting new vehicle emissions by 30 pct by 2030.
(Source: EP, Car Advice, Oct., 2018) Contact: European Parliament, Baptiste Chatain. +32 228 40992, email@example.com, eurooparl.europa.eu
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According to University of Michigan Biology professor Bradley Cardinale, researchers are "one of the first teams in the world to go all the way from designing sustainable biofuel feedstocks in outdoor ponds, to refining fuel." Algae-based biofuels are seen as an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional diesel fuels, which produce high levels of greenhouse gases when they burn. (Source: Univ. of Michigan, AP, witf, 7 Oct., 2018)
Contact: University of Michigan, University of Michigan, Biology Prof. Bradley Cardinale, (734) 764-9689, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://seas.umich.edu/research/faculty/brad_cardinale
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At current decarbonization levels, the global carbon budget for 2 degree C would run out in 2036.
Each year the global economy failed to decarbonize at the required rate, the 2 degree C goal would become more difficult to achieve. The gap between current decarbonization and that needed to limit global warming to 2 degree C was 6.4 pct a year, the PwC report added.
London, UK-headquartered PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network of firms in 158 countries and 743 locations.
(Source: PwC, The Australian, Graham Lloyd, Environment Editor, 7 Oct., 2018) Contact: PricewaterhouseCoopers, www.pwc.com
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T&E claims CORSIA would allow airlines to offset emissions growth, rather than necessarily reduce it, and offered only "cheap and ineffective" remedies for emissions, which contribute towards climate change. It also noted that CORSIA would save airlines more than €3bn a year compared with expanding an existing scheme.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN agency that developed CORSIA, said the scheme was one part of "ICAO's basket of measures designed to reduce carbon emissions from international aviation" and that improvements in aircraft technology, operations and sustainable aviation fuels would "achieve the international aviation sector's global goal of carbon neutral growth from 2020."
Beginning in 2019, CORSIA will require airlines to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions to establish a baseline, before a pilot phase from 2021 to 2023 for volunteer states. From 2027, most of ICAO's 191 member states will have to participate. The EU is aiming to cut GHG emissions by 40 pct from 1990 by 2030. (Source: Transport & Environment, Financial Times, Oct., 2018) Contact: Transport & Environment, www.transportenvironment.org; CORSIA, www.iata.org/policy/environment/Pages/corsia.aspx; ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, email@example.com, www.icao.int
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The plan aims to reduce water use by 16 pct by 2025, make institutional buildings net-positive in terms of "contributions to human and natural systems" by 2030, and require all buildings -- new and existing -- to be zero-waste by 2020.
Accordingly, existing buildings will undergo air tightness testing to prevent heat-loss and improvements in use of utilities.
These and other upgrades including, but not limited to LED lighting in existing buildings will ensure that older buildings meet plan standards. (Source: University of British Columbia, PR, 7 Oct., 2018) Contact: University of British Columbia,
John Madden, Director of Sustainability and Engineering , (604) 822-2211, www.ubc.ca
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Under a deal dated last November, the assets are being sold to Bright Energy Investments, which will be majority owned by the Dutch Infrastructure Fund and industry superannuation fund Cbus.
Synergy will retain a 19.9 pct stake in the fund, which will house the development rights for a number of other major green power projects, and will also retain operation of the wind farms.
(Source: Synergy, West Australian, 3 Oct., 2018) Contact: Synergy Wind,
+61 3 9537 1936'
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.synergy-wind.com; Bright Energy Investments, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/bright-energy-investments
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The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy identified energy storage systems for intermittent energy sources, such as solar and wind power, as well as electric vehicles and advanced power grid systems, as the fastest-growing sectors in the renewable field. (Source: South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Yonlap, 5 Oct., 2018) Contact: South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, english.motie.go.kr
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage,
George Pratt Shultz is an American economist, elder statesman, and businessman who served in various positions under three different Republican presidents.
Shultz noted broad support for the tax and referenced his work with the corporate sector, including major oil companies.
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Lime Energy designs and implements direct install energy efficiency programs for utilities that target energy savings for commercial customers. Lime Energy's programs help these businesses use less energy through the upgrade of existing equipment and installation of new, more energy efficient equipment. (Source: Wildan, Street Insider, 4 Oct., 2018)Contact: Lime Energy, Adam Procell, President & CEO , Christopher Maresca, Media, (201) 416-2575, email@example.com, www.lime-energy.com: Wildan Group Inc., Tom Brisbin, Pres., CEO, Stacy McLaughlin, CFO, (720) 940-6300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wildan.com
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Environmental and technical studies, along with extensive public consultation for the 39-turbine, 168-MW project have been completed, the company reports.
Renewable energy company RES has been named as the projects chosen developer.
(Source: SIMEC Energy, National, Oct., 2018) Contact: SIMEC Energy, Jay Hambro, CEO, +44 (0) 203 205 8550, www.simec.com/energy
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The Guilford County Planning Department program will be based on the applicable minimum index levels necessary for US DOE ENERGY STAR qualifications at the time the project is complete. The rebate incentives for new construction will be capped at $500 and will apply to houses but not to commercial buildings.
The program is intended to encourage and promote energy efficiency and green buildings to reduce a home's carbon footprint and to offset the cost of going green.
The construction costs of an energy efficient home are expected to be about $5,500 more that a "standard built" home. (Source: Guilford County Planning Department, Guildford News, Oct., 2018) Contact: Guilford County Planning Director, Leslie Bell, www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/planning-development
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Participating coalition companies commit to activate their supply chains, advocate for strengthened political and regulatory mechanisms, and work together to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across every sector of society.
The coalition, which includes Akamai Technologies, Bloomberg, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard and 17 others,
was formed in response to a challenge issued in May 2018 by former UNFCCC Exec. Sec. Christiana Figueres urging the technology sector to "step up" its actions on climate change. (Source: Step Up Declaration, Oct., 2018) Contact: Step Up Declaration, www.stepupdeclaration.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Christiana Figueres, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
The ACEEE report looked at six categories to determine how well states were doing, including the types of policies and public benefit programs in place to encourage efficiency among utilities and everyday electricity users. It also looked at transportation policies, building codes and efficiency standards for household appliances.
Louisiana scored only half a point out of a total of 20 points in the utility and public programs and policies category, but did slightly better when it came to energy efficiency policies for buildings, earning two out of eight possible points -- considerably lower than much of the nation. (Source: NOLA, The Times-Picayune, Oct., 2018) Contact: ACEEE, (202) 507-4000, www.aceee.org
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Prairie Horizon produces more 40 million gpy of ethanol and grinds 15 million bpy of grain to produce 127,000 tpy of high protein livestock feed (DDGs).
(Source: Prairie Horizon, USA Clean Fuels, Hays Post, 1 Oct., 2018) Contact:
Prairie Horizon USA Clean Fuel, (785) 543-6719, www.prairiehorizon.com; Phillips County Healthcare Foundation, www.pchc.foundation
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The purchase includes Element Power Ireland Ltd and three UK project companies presently developing about 1,300 MW of wind projects in Ireland and a further 250 MW in the UK.
Statkraft owns and operates 11 wind farms in the UK and the Nordic countries with a total combined capacity approaching 1,000 MW, and expects to increase its overall portfolio to 6,000 MW by 2025.
(Source: Statkraft AS, PR, Renewables, Oct., 2018)
Contact: Stakraft, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com; Element Power, email@example.com, www.elpower.com
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When fully operational early in 2020, the Sierra plant is expected to convert approximately 175,000 tpy of household garbage into roughly 11 million gpy of jet fuel.
FT technology can operate at large and small scale to economically convert synthesis gas generated from municipal solid waste and other renewable biomass into long-chain hydrocarbons suitable for the production of diesel and jet fuels.
(Source: Johnson Matthey, BP, WMW, 2 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Johnson Matthey, www.matthey.co; Fulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
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The project, Osaka Gas group's fifth biomass power generation project, will burn primarily U.S. produced wood pellets as fuel.
(Source : Osaka Gas Co., Japan Today, 1 Oct., 2018) Contact: Osaka Gas Co., www.osakagas.co.jp/en
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The project has reportedly received all necessary permits and approvals. (Source: Palmer Renewable Energy, MassLive, 2 Oct., 2018) Contact: Palmer Renewable Energy www.calettarenewable.com/companies.html
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Nautilus will be responsible for the project management, long-term asset management and maintenance services for these projects that will be owned by an affiliate of Virgo Investment Group, which is also a minority shareholder of Nautilus Solar Energy. The energy generated by the projects will directly benefit qualified residential off-takers who are situated within Pepco Maryland's service territory. A limited number of residential subscriptions to the system are currently available through a partnership with Neighborhood Sun.
Founded in 2006, Nautilus Solar Energy is a leading national solar acquisition, development and asset management company headquartered in Summit, N.J. Nautilus focuses on acquiring, developing, executing and managing distributed and utility-scale generation solar projects. In over 10 years, Nautilus has invested in hundreds of MWs of solar projects and provides asset management services to distributed, community solar and utility projects throughout North America.
(Source: Nautilus Solar Energy LLC, PR, 2 Oct., 2018) Contact: Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, www.nautilussolar.com; Summit Ridge Energy, Steve Raeder, CEO , www.srenergy.com; SynerGen Solar, LLC, www.synergensolar.com; Neighborhood Sun, www.nsunsolar.com/pepco
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Massachusetts ranked number one for the eighth year in a row, with R.I. ranked third, and N.Y. moving from seventh in 2017 to sixth this year. Additionally, in their most recent rankings, ACEEE named R.I. and Mass. as top states with utility-sector energy-efficiency programs and policies. (Source: National Grid, PR, 5 Oct., 2018) Contact: ACEEE, (202) 507-4000, www.aceee.org
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(Source: Growth Energy, Convenience Store Decisions, 3 Oct., 2018) Contact:
UNL88.com, www.UNL88.com; Growth Energy, Mike O'Brien, VP Market Dev., Emily Skor, CEO, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
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SunPower plans to deploy P-Series -- Performance Series -- manufacturing equipment at the Hillsboro plant and expects to start product shipments no later than 1Q, 2019. Hillsboro plant upgrades could come in at as much as $15 million, according to a company statement.
(Source: SunPower, Renewables, 2 Oct., 2018) Contact: SolarWorld, www.solarworld-usa.com; SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
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Orsted will set up a new business division, called Onshore Wind, and LCE will be its only activity. It will also change the names of its existing business units to reflect its decision to expand into onshore wind. (Source: Orsted, Oct, 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Lincoln Clean Energy, Declan Flanagan, CEO, (512) 215-4452, email@example.com, www.lincoln-clean-energy.com
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The assesment found the UPM Kotka Biorefinery to be feasible and that it would have substantial positive impacts such as increasing utilization of wastes and residues as well as decreases in greenhouse gas emissions.
When fully operational, the UPM Kotka Biorefinery would produce approximately 500,000 tpy of advanced biofuels from sustainable raw materials for use in road, marine and aviation transportation.
(Source: UPM Kymmene Corporation, PR, 4 Oct., 2018) Contact: UPM Biofuels Development,
Petri Kukkonen, VP, +358 40 592 7440, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.upmbiofuels.com, www.upm.com
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TCM is the world's largest test facility for carbon capture. Fluor, which has long history in developing solutions for capturing CO2, will use the Amine test plant at TCM from December 2018 through to May 2019.
(Source: Technology Center Mongstad, PR, Oct., 2018) Contact: Technology Center Mongstad,
Bjorn-Erik Haugan, Business Dev, +47 56 34 52 20, www.tcmda.com;
email@example.com; Fluor, Satish Reddy, VP Process Technology , (949) 637-1255,
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In 2017, Pallister announced Manitoba would enact a $25-a-tonne carbon tax and keep it at that rate. The province's plan was not in tune with the
federal government's call for a carbon tax that would start at $10 a tonne this year and rise to $50 a tonne by 2022. The feds warned that if the provinces failed to comply, a national plan would be imposed upon them.
Pallister also left the door open to joining Saskatchewan and Ontario in legal action against the federal plan.
(Source: Canada Press, Various Media, Oct., 2018)
Contact: Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, (204)945-3714,
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The PM was commenting on Manitoba Conservative Premier Brian Palliser and populist Ontario Conservative Premier Doug Ford's position on the Liberal governments national carbon tax.
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The newly created co-op will offer a three-month window for applications and will need at least 30 customers to qualify for discount rates and likely set a cap of 225 customers.
Co-op members would likely pay about $10,000 -- including a buld discount -- for a solar system for a small house. Solar customers can also receive a 30 pct federal tax credit on qualified costs.
Along with the League of Women Voters, the coop partners include: the Ancient Islands Sierra Club, Bok Tower Gardens, the Garden Club of Lakeland and Solar United Neighbors of Florida, along with Polk County and the cities of Bartow and Lake Wales.
Florida - aka the Sunshine State -- is one of four states that forbid third-party sales of electricity and doesn't offer rebates to encourage installation of solar systems.
(Source: The Ledger, Solar United Neighbors, 26 Sept., 2018) Contact: Solar United Neighbors, www.solarunitedneighbors.org/polk
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The Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs plans to construct 10 offshore wind farms totaling 3,836 megawatts of capacity.
In 2017, Taiwan had offshore wind capacity of 8,000kW but has raised its goal for installed capacity for offshore wind power by 2025 to 5.5GW from the previous target of 3GW. (Source: Century Iron and Steel Industrial, Focus Taiwan, 2 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, +45 7070 5151, www.cipartners.dk; Century Iron and Steel Industrial Co., www.century.com.tw/_en; Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, www.moea.gov.tw/Mns/english
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Petrobras has four wind farms in partnership, totaling 104 MW in installed capacity. The company also owns a 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic power research and development plant in Rio Grande do Norte where the operations of four types of technology are currently under evaluation.
Equinor operates three wind farms along the coast of the U.K. and is involved in offshore wind projects in the U.K., Germany and the U.S.(Source: Petrobras, Maritime Exec., 2 Oct., 2018)Contact: Petrobras , Pedro Parente, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.petrobras.com;
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The new RIN Management Service marks the second offering from the Alternative Fuels Council this year. The Alternative Fuels Council previously unveiled a Biodiesel Fuel Quality Plan designed to help those who blend, market, and distribute biodiesel blends ensure the final product meets a minimum standard of quality. A step-by-step guide to the blending process directs users through fuel quality management, including sampling procedures, protocols and proposed schedules, to help ensure that alternative fuel meets the required ASTM fuel quality standards. The Alternative Fuels Council also helps facilitate fuel testing and analysis for marketers at a substantially discounted price.
The Alternative Fuels Council is a NATSO, Inc. subsidiary created to help NATSO members and the entire retail fuels industry understand alternative fuels markets, including available government incentives, to effectively incorporate alternative fuels into their supply offerings. (Source: NATSO, PR, Oct., 2018)
Contact: NATSO, Lisa Mullings, Pres., CEO, Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman,
email@example.com, www.natso.com; Alternative Fuels Council, Jeff Hove, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.NATSOAltFuels.com
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Hanway has filed more than 700 patent applications for HanWall which is certified under China's Compulsory Certification.
The company guarantees no less than 85 pct output for 25 years. HanWall can resist a grade-12 typhoon and can adapt to temperatures from -40 degree Celsius to +85 degree Celsius, according to the company.
(Source: Hanergy, PV Mag, Oct., 2018)Contact: Hanergy, +86 10 8391 4567, www.hanergy.com
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The report considers what it will take to prevent the Earth's average surface temperature from rising beyond 1.5C (2.7 degrees F) above pre-industrial levels.
The report notes with "high confidence" that at current GHG emissions levels we will pass the 1.5C marker around 2040. The report adds that to have at least a 50-50 chance of a 1.5 C world, the global economy must, by 2050, become "carbon neutral" and CO2 emissions peak not later than 2020 then fall dramatically.
The 22-page Summary also details the amount of CO2 we can dump into the atmosphere and still stay under the 1.5C threshold.
The report also identifies scenarios on the best way to ramp up the fight against climate change: adoption of new technologies to radically reduce energy needs; major reductions in energy consumption habits; removing massive amounts of CO2 out of the air, either though large-scale reforestation, use of biofuels; and direct carbon capture. The report notes the share of primary energy coming from renewables would have to jump to at least 50 pct by mid-century, and the share of coal drop from about 28 to between 1 and 7 pct.
Download the Sumary for Policymakers HERE.
(Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, PhysOrg, Various Media, Oct., 2018) Contact: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, www.ipcc.ch
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