The proposed sale notice (PSN) is expected to be published in the Federal Register today, 11 April 2018 and will include the proposed lease provisions and conditions, auction details as well as the criteria for evaluating competing bids and award procedures.
The PSN will also be issued to affirm the continued interest from developers who are already been qualified for commercial wind development off Massachusetts, as well as to gather qualification materials from potential bidders who have been qualified for a wind lease sale in the Bay State. (Source: BOEM, Various Media, EBR, 9 April, 2018) Contact:
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov
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This jet fuel specification is a direct nexus between the global ethanol industry and the aviation sector, connecting two mature industries that could never be linked in the past. Now ethanol can be used as a feedstock to make renewable jet fuel.
The new ASTM specification allows jet fuel, produced from ethanol under the ATJ process, to be sold commercially on a global basis.
The aviation sector is now subject to global de-carbonization compliance regulations beginning in 2020 under the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Given such great demand, and now with the ATJ specification in place, a full supply chain exists to effectively scale up and drive production costs down while carbon reduction policies are advanced. (Source: Byogy Renewables, Inc., PR, April, 2018) Contact: Byogy, Kevin Weiss, CEO, (408) 800-7704, www.byogy.com;
ASTM International, (610) 832-9585, www.astm.org
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The project supports the Kingdom of Jordan's commitment to meeting its Vision 2025 renewable energy targets to increase the share of renewable energy in the total energy mix to 11 pct and drive domestic energy production to 39 pct.
(Source: GE Renewable Energy, SmarterAnalyst, 9 April, 2018)
Contact: Mass Energy Group Holding, www.massgroupholding.com; GE Renewable Energy, Vikas Anand, General Manager Onshore Wind Business, www.ge-energy.com
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The Carbon Sequestration report provides and overview of the carbon sequestration industry including growth analysis and historical and futuristic cost, revenue, demand and supply data, and a description of the value chain and its distributor analysis.
The report covers the Carbon Sequestration Market by regions, companies, type (natural, man-made disasters, application and others. It also investigates new project feasibility thorough SWOT and investment analysis of imminent Carbon Sequestration Market opportunities.
Under the new three-year partnership, Schneider Electric will focus on optimizing utility contracts and rates in addition to standardizing risk management.
The new partnership builds on earlier energy efficiency-focused efforts, which helped Albea meet its 15 pct energy consumption reduction goal. Schneider Electric also previously helped Albea to improve CDP reporting, which resulted in improving company ratings from C to B. (Source: Schneider Electric, Power Tech., 10 April, 2018) Contact: Albea SA, www.albea-group.com; Schneider Electric, www.enable.schneider-electric.com
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In reaching their conclusion, the researchers considered carbon taxes at $25 and $50 per ton of carbon emissions produced and two rates of increase -- 1 pct or 5 pct per year -- as well as three different approaches to dispensing the revenue: an equal rebate to every household; a tax break for individuals; or a corporate tax break.
The study showed that even the lowest taxation rates could lead to reductions sufficient to meet the U.S. near-term commitment under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. However, the most efficient way of achieving those reductions, in terms of overall impact on the economy, is to use the revenue to reduce taxes on corporate profits or investment income. Rebating equal payments across the board was found to be the least efficient and individual tax breaks came in somewhere in between on both criteria. The researchers suggest a combination of tax breaks to corporations and rebates to the low-income families most affected by the tax could virtually eliminate the regressive aspects of the tax at very little cost in overall efficiency as well as be politically acceptable.
Their analysis indicates that starting with a $50 per ton carbon tax and increasing it by 5 pct per year would lead to a 63 pct reduction in total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
(Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PR, AAAS, 5 April, 2018) Contact: MIT, Sloan School of Management, John Reilly, energy.mit.edu/profile/john-reilly
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In terms of resources, hydro and wind accounted, for 55 pct and 42 pct of the monthly production respectively. The total March production of renewables also avoided the emission of 1.8 million tons of CO2, which translated in savings of €21 million in the acquisition of emission allowances.
(Source: Portugal Renewable Energy Assoc., Market Business News, 7 April, 2018) Contact: APREN, www.apren.pt
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The project will be financed with a combination of DTEK funds and a loan from CMEC. Detials were not immediately announced.
DTEK is Ukraine's largest energy group with assets in coal mining, electricity generation and distribution, alternative energy and gas production. The company plans to increase its renewable capacity to 1,000 MW in 2019.
CMEC, part of the China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach) group of companies, specializes in construction of power projects in generation, transmission, and distribution. (Source: DTEK, Reuters, 6 April, 2018) Contact: DTEK, https://dtek.com/en; China Machinery Engineering Corp, www.cccme.org.cn
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The Redstone project will incorporate SolarReserve's proprietary ThermaVault technology which integrates molten salt energy storage technology as well as heliostat collector field controls and tracking system.
In addition to the Redstone project, SolarReserve developed 246 MW of solar capacity already installed and operating in South Africa, 650 MW bid into expedited round 4.5 of the REIPPPP and a pipeline of over 2,000 MW. (Source: Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, SolarReserve, Power Engineering, 6 April, 2018) Contact: SolarReserve, Tom Georgis, Senior VP of Development, (310) 315-2200, www.solarreserve.com; ACWA, +27 11 722 4100, www.acwapower.com; Eskom. www.eskom.co.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Eskom, Solar Energy Storage, Molten Salt Energy Storage, Eskom, SolarReserve, Solar, Energy Storage,
The latest data revealed that US power plant emissions averaged 967 lb. CO2 per MWh in 2017, which was down 3.1 pct from the prior year and down 26.8 pct from the annual value of 1,321 lb CO2 per MWh in 2005 The result of 2016 was initially reported as 1,001 lb/MWhr, but was later revised downward to 998 lb/MWhr.
The Index includes U.S. regional information and trends on fuel types, usage, and emissions, as well as emissions data from other North and South American countries.
(Source: Carnegie Mellon University, April, 2018) Contact: Carnegie Mellon University, Ines Azevedo, Professor, Engineering and Public Policy www.engineering.cmu.edu; Climate and Energy Decision Making Center, (412) 268-6657, www.cedmcenter.org
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Launched in 2008, Opower Energy Efficiency programs have been implemented at more than 100 electric and gas utilities globally motivating customers to save more than 17 TWh of energy through multi-channel, personalized communications.
National Grid's program started as a small implementation of Opower Home Energy Reports (HERs) in New York, and is today a multi-state engagement that touches 2.6 million customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In 2017 alone, National Grid customers received over 24 million personalized reports and 143,000 high bill alerts. In addition to driving savings, National Grid's HER reports have also improved customer awareness of, and interest in National Grid energy efficiency programs.
Over the past several years, National Grid has augmented their energy efficiency program with several other Opower solutions including Digital Self Service Energy Management web tools and segmented campaigns to improve participation in programs such as income assistance.
National Grid also deployed an innovative Oracle Utilities Opower Peak Management program called Peak Time Rewards that encourages customers to reduce peak electric load and overall electric and gas consumption with reward points.
(Source: Oracle Utilities, PR, April, 2018) Contact: Oracle Utilities, Oracle Industry Connect, Rodger Smith, Snr. VP,
www.oracle.com/oracleindustryconnect; www.oracle.com; National Grid, John Isberg, VP Customer Solutions, www.nationalgridus.com
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Constructed in 2015, the building features a concave facade of curtain wall glazing; a green roof consisting of a Sedum planting system which is designed as a wildlife habitat; a complete wet and dry waste recycling system; and other energy efficient features.
The building is being recognized as one of Scotland's greenest and most sustainable office buildings.
(Source: Project Scotland, April, 2018)
Contact: The Green Organization, +44 01933 665591, www.thegreenorganisation.info
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Investors include Seppic Inc. with which Ecovia signed a multi-year joint-development agreement. Under the deal, the two parties will co-develop a suite of biobased and biodegradable polymers for topical applications in the health and beauty markets. Similarly, Seppic will have exclusive marketing rights to products made using Ecovia' proprietary fermentation platform,
Ecovia Renewables is focused on the research and development of high-performing biobased chemicals and fuels. (Source: Ecovi Renewables, PR, 9 April, 2018) Contact: Ecovia, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ecovia.com
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LAPT is a 110-credit system that covers the wide range of potential performance benefits and ties into and builds upon existing rating systems such as LEED and SITES. The program aims to improve the performance of living architecture systems by ensuring that they meet minimum standards, and act as a guide for future policy making, project design, installation, and maintenance.
LAPT is designed to provide the following benefits:
Natural Energy West GmbH, which is jointly owned by German cooperative AGRAVIS, agribusiness Bunge, France's Diester International and German oilseeds crusher C. Thywissen. The company
produces about 240,000 tpy of biodiesel at its plant in Marl.
Production at the Marl plant will continue as necessary to meet existing contracts, according to a statement. (Source: Natural Energy West, Reuters, 9 April, 2018)
Contact: Natural Energy West, Detlef Volz, CEO, +49-2365-4986-554, www.chemsite.de
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It is expected that round 3 results will be known in March 2020. The criterion for round 3 is to successfully demonstrate the capture and utilization of CO2 at a minimal capacity of 2 tonnes-CO2 per day, which is a milestone that CO2 Solutions already surpassed in its Valleyfield pilot in 2015.
. CO2 Solutions has built an extensive patent portfolio covering the use of carbonic anhydrase, or analogues thereof, for the efficient post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide with low-energy aqueous solvents. (Source: CO2 Solutions, 9 April, 2018)Contact: CO2 Solutions, Evan Price, CEO, (418) 842-3456, email@example.com, www.co2solutions.com;
Carbon XPrize, www.carbon.xprize.org; Carbicrete, Chris Stern, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carbicrete.com
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According to the report, the United States suffers from the highest amount of power outages in the developed world. The 100 year-old electricity grid, designed for centralized electricity generation, requires investment of up to two trillion dollars. Under the old model, consumers will be forced to pay for these upgrades through higher energy bills. The U.S.' existing, aging energy infrastructure is also vulnerable to increasingly common extreme weather events and at greater risk of failure.
The report adds, technology and innovation have opened up a new generation of energy resources that reduce the need for spending on unnecessary, outdated and polluting infrastructure. Clean power can be generated where it is used -- solar power on roofs and batteries in garages. The cost of home batteries declined 84 pct over the last decade and costs are expected to cut in half again over the next decade. More local power from solar and batteries on homes and businesses will improve reliability for Americans during increasingly frequent extreme weather events, and make the energy system more resilient for everyone.
Download the Sunrun Affordable, Clean, Reliable Energy: A Better System Created by the People, For the People report HERE. (Source: SunRun Inc., PR, 9 April, 2018) Contact: SunRun, Lynn Jurich, CEO, Patrick Jobin
VP, Finance & Investor Relations, (415) 510-4986, email@example.com, www.sunrun.com
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The first and major resolution passed by both Hanover and Silver Creek involves establishing building energy benchmarking using the EPA's internet-based Energy Star Portfolio Manager to track and assess the relative energy consumption and performance of community owned buildings of 1,000 square feet or larger. The aim is to identify energy consumption and cost cutting opportunities.
Other approved resolutions include the New York State Unified Solar Permit program; energy and building code upgrades, training and enforcement; and electric vehicle charging stations.
(Source: NYSERDA, Observer, 2 April, 2018) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov;
Clean Energy Communities Program, www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Clean-Energy-Communities
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Despite increasing efficiencies, direct carbon emissions from the cement industry are expected to rise by 4 pct globally by 2050 under the IEA Reference Technology Scenario (RTS), a base case scenario that takes into account existing energy and climate commitments under the Paris Agreement.
The roadmap, which explores a possible transition pathway based on least-cost technology analysis for the cement industry to reduce its direct CO2 emissions, suggests emissions savings can be achieved by taking into account the overall life cycle of cement, concrete and the built environment. This can include optimizing the use of concrete in construction by maximizing design life of buildings and infrastructures, encouraging reuse and recycling, reducing waste and benefiting from concrete’s properties to minimize energy needs for heating and cooling of buildings.
Download Low-Carbon Transition in the Cement Industry details HERE. (Source: International Energy Agency, April, 2018) Contact: International Energy Agency , www.iea.org
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The 55-MW solar park is expected to come in at approximately $50 million. Construction is slated to get underway later this year for completion in 2020.
(Source: Fotowatio Renewable, PR, April, 2018) Contact: Fotowatio Renewables, +34 91 702 64 12, www.frv.com/en;
Armenian Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources, www.minenergy.am/en
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A recently introduced ballot
contemplates increasing the RPS gradually over several years --
26 pct by 2022; 34 pct by 2024; 42 pct by 2027; and 50 pct by 2030.
NV Energy has not publicly taken a position on the ballot measure, but the utility did announce plans in January to double its renewable energy delivery by 2023. In the same announcement, the utility said its long-term goal is to move toward 100 percent renewable power.
(Source: NV Energy, PR, Nevada Independent, April, 2018) Contact: NV Energy, Dave Ulozas, VP Renewable Resources, (702) 402-5000, www.nvenergy.com
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Since it's 2011 launch, HERO has financed the deployment of over 183 MW of residential solar capacity across over 30,000 homes.
The full LBNL study is available HERE.
(Source: Renovate America, PR, NBNL, 5 April, 2018) Contact: Renovate America, Roy Guthrie, CEO, Greg Frost, (619) 568-6747, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.renovateamerica.com/financing/hero;
NBNL, Jeffrey Deason, Sean Murphy, www.lbl.gov
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Scatec Solar will build, own, operate and maintain the solar power plants with a 42 pct shareholding. KLP Norfund Investments will hold 18 pct, the surrounding Community of Upington 5 pct and a South African investor will hold the remaining 35 pct of the equity.
Construction is expected to get underway in Q3 third of 2018 with grid connection towards the end of 2019. The plants are,projected to generate 650 GWh and avoid about 550,000 tpy of CO2 emissions.
(Source: Scatac Solar, PR, 5 April, 2018) Contact: Scatac Solar, Raymond Carlsen, CEO, +47 454 11 280
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Funds from the IPO will be used for expansion and general corporate purposes, according to the company's website.
Ningde-based CATL is a supplier to domestic carmakers like SAIC Motor Corp Ltd and Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd and has agreements with international automakers like BMW and Volkswagen. (Source: CATL, DealStreetAsia, Xinhua, 5 April, 2018)
Contact: Contemporary Amperex Technology, www.catlbattery.com/en
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Since 1995, Reinvestment Fund has invested over $115 million in projects ranging from solar installations to energy-efficient retrofits that have helped create or conserve the equivalent of 8 million MWh of electricity, cut CO2 emissions by 10.25 billion pounds, sulfur dioxide emissions by 89 million pounds and nitrogen oxide emissions by 24 million. These projects have provided environmental benefits by reducing . The clean energy lending has supported energy upgrades for 3.5 million square feet of facilities.
(Source: Reinvestment Fund, April, 2018) Contact: Reinvestment Fund, Don Hinkle-Brown, President and CEO, (215) 574-5800, email@example.com, www.reinvestment.com
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According to NDFU president Mark Watne, the EPA move is unfortunate, considering the low commodity prices and overall decline in farm income.
"Farmers are told to get prices from the marketplace, yet our government is creating a market atmosphere that reduces demand and causes prices to drop. "When farmers need this administration (Trump) the most, we are getting broken promises."
(Source: North Dakota Farmers Union, Bismark Tribune, 4 April, 2018) Contact: NDFU, Mark Watne, Pres., (701) 252-2341, www.ndfu.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Andeavor.PES,
Among various types of biofuels, biobutanol offers a great promise as petrol substitute because of its high energy density and superior properties. Biobutanol can directly replace gasoline in car engines without any modification. However, commercial production of biobutanol has been hampered by the lack of potent microbes capable of converting cellulosic biomass into biofuels. The current technique is costly and also requires complicated chemical pre-treatment. The novel technique developed by the NUS team could potentially be a game-changing technology for cost effective and sustainable biofuel production.
The NUS team discovered that a naturally-occurring bacterium Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum (TG57) isolated from waste generated after harvesting mushrooms, is capable of converting cellulose to biobutanol directly. The team then went on to culture the strain to examine its properties. The microorganisms in the mushroom farming waste are left to evolve naturally for more than two years to obtain the unique TG57 strain.
The research team plans optimize the performance of the TG57 strain and further engineer it to enhance biobutanol ratio and yield using molecular genetic tools.
The team published the findings of the study in the scientific journal Science Advances on 23 March 2018. HERE.
(Source: National University of Singapore, Sciences Advances, April, 2018) Contact: University of Singapore, Associate Professor He Jianzhong, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
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FPL also recently announced plans to build four solar plants in Columbia, Miami-Dade, St. Lucie and Volusia counties. In March, the utility opened new solar plants in Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Hendry counties, bringing the total number of FPL's solar plants to 14.
(Source: FP&L, PR, Sun Sentinel, 7 April, 2018)
Contact: FP&L, www.fpl.com
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The UNEP reports that renewables, excluding large hydro, made up 60 pct of net power capacity growth in 2017 and supplied a record 12 percent share of global electricity generation.
The report also shows that solar power accounted for more than a third of all electricity generated from energy sources that came online in 2017.
Even so, the UNEP report notes that fossil fuels still dominate existing capacity , with
solar, wind, biomass and other renewables generating just 12.1 pct of world electricity in 2017, up from 5.2 pct a decade earlier. (Source: UN Environment Program, April, 2018) Contact: UNEP, Erik Solheim, www.unenvironment.org
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The biofuels producers allege that EPA Administrator Pruitt has repeatedly and relentlessly sought ways to subvert Trump's RFS promises and to undermine, if not destroy, the RFS program. "His anti-RFS actions must be put to an end because today Scott Pruitt is essentially making a liar out of President Trump," the group said.
(Source: IRFA, Spokesman-Review, Various Media, 6 April, 2018)Contact: Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Monte Shaw, Exec. Dir., (515) 252-6249, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://iowarfa.org
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The analysis provides an assessment of disruptive trends, drivers and restraints, market share, unit shipment, revenue forecast, analysis by chemistry, competitive environment, and pricing trends for key bio-based segments such as paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, and plastics. To position products competitively in the marketplace the report suggests:
Further information and report details are HERE.
(Source: Frost & Sullivan, PR, 6 April, 2018) Contact: Frost & Sullivan,
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ClimeCo has registered more than 15 million carbon offsets across 172 reporting periods. The company's offset volume stems from reducing greenhouse gas emissions through several project types, to include N2O Abatement, Destruction of Ozone Depleting Substances, Agricultural Methane Capture, and Organic Waste Composting.
ClimeCo is a developer, broker and advisor of both voluntary and compliance grade environmental commodity market products across numerous project types, with specialized expertise in California cap-and-trade, voluntary market advisory and transactional services, and project financing of internal CO2 abatement systems. (Source: ClimeCo, PR, 6 April, 2018) Contact: ClimeCo, Bill Flederbach, President & CEO (484) 415-0501,
email@example.com, www.climeco.com; Climate Action Reserve, www.climateactionreserve.org
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The BEMC project includes development, construction, financing and commissioning, and is Cyprus Creek's first foray into solar-plus-storage. (Source: Cyprus Creek Renewables, Energy Storage, 27 Mar., 2018) Contact: Cypress Creek Renewables, Matthew McGovern, CEO, (310) 581-6299, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cypresscreekrenewables.com; Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation, (910) 754-4391, www.bemc.org
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The legal challenge includes New York State, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Vermont and Iowa, as well as the District of Columbia and the city of Chicago. (Source: Guam Daily Post, Reuters, Others, 6 April, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Methane Emissions, EPA, Pruitt,
"Apple is committed to leaving the world better than we found it. Part of our commitment is to reduce our own impact on climate change by using renewable energy sources and driving energy efficiency in our products and facilities. However, we believe that governments, as well as industry leaders, must take a lead role in the global battle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. For a number of reasons, EPA should not repeal the Clean Power Plan."
According to Apple, adopting the plan would help the US become a global leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Apple adds that its own efforts have shown that the CPP's targets are achievable without negatively impacting reliability or resiliency.
In 2016, Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft filed a joint brief to the Supreme Court supporting the CPP and its goals. (Source: Apple, April, 2018)
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Zion Market Research reports the global Solar Panel Market accounted for $30.8 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $57.3 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 10.9 pct between 2017 and 2022. (Source: Sun Pacific Holding Co., PR, 9 April, 2018)
Contact: Sun Pacific Holding Corp., Nicholas B. Campanella, CEO,
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The project, which includes new chiller, boiler replacements, upgrades to LED lighting and other energy-efficient upgrades, is being funded by bonds issued by the Development Finance Authority of Summit County (DFA) with state and local support. The bonds will be repaid over the next 18 years at an average rate of about $477,000 annually attached to the skyscraper's property tax bill.
(Source: Development Finance Authority of Summit County Akron Beacon Journal, 5 April, 2018) Contact: the Development Finance Authority of Summit County, (330) 762-4776, www.developmentfinanceauthority.org
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In 2017 alone, Meritage Homes completed more than 7,500 ENERGY STAR certified homes estimated to save more than 68 million kilowatts of electricity, eliminate over 100 million pounds of CO2, and reduce homeowner utility bills by about $8 million annually.
(Source: Meritage Homes, PR, April, 2018) Contact: Meritage Homes, www.meritagehomes.com; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
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The turbines will be installed at the Fogo Island Producers Cooperative Seafood Processing Plant on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.
(Source: Sauer Energy, Renewables Now, Others, April, 2018)
NorthWind Power Inc., +63 2 815 9521, email@example.com, www.northwind-power.com; Sauer Energy, www.SauerEnergy.com
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The Lumberton site uses both biomass and poultry litter for fuel and sells its output to Duke Energy under a long-term PPA. The Georgia plants in Carnesville and Colbert will be selling their generated electricity to Georgia Power. Each of them will use approximately 500,000 tpy of biomass and/or poultry litter.
Veolia Energy Operating Services is a division within the North American business unit Veolia Environment SA. (Source: Georbia Power, Veolia, Renewables Now, 4 April, 2018)
Contact: Georgia Renewable Power, www.georgiapower.com;
Veolia Energy, www.veoliaenergyna.com
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Upon completion, the
81,000 solar panel installation is expected to generate sufficient power for 4,000 average households per year. Commissioning of the plant is slated for mid-December, this year.(Source: Strata Solat, Renewables, April, 2018) Contact: Strata Solar, Markus Wilhelm, CEO, (919) 960-6015, www.StrataSolar.com
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Brookfield has a total of 76 wind facilities North America, Europe, Brazil, and Asia. The wind farms have a total of 3,529MW of installed capacity.
Its total wind farm and solar farm assets were valued at $8.6bn at the end of 2017, which included property, plant and equipment of almost $6.9bn.
(Source: Brookfield Renewable, independent.ie, 3 April, 2018)
Brookfield Renewable Greencoat Capital Bord Gais
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The biggest concern to shipowners is that if the IMO fails to come up with a solid "voluntary" plan, the European Union will include shipping in its Emissions Trading Scheme, where a cap is set on permissible greenhouse gases and amounts that can be emitted.
Shipping was excluded from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement with governments entrusting the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to find a consensus on carbon, sulfur and other emissions and air pollutant reduction measures from ocean going vessels. According to the IMO,
shipping contributed about 3.1 pct of total annual CO2 emissions in the period from 2007 to 2012. Vessel emissions are projected to jump between 50 pct and 250 pct by 2050 if no action is taken. (Source: IMO, Others, WSJ, April, 2018)Contact: IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Transport Forum, www.itf-oecd.org
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As previously noted, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing less than 75,000 bpd and suffering "disproportionate economic hardship" from the costs of RFS compliance. The waiver frees the refineries from an obligation to provide the EPA with biofuels credits proving compliance. (Source: WHTC Radio, Reuters, 3 April, 2018) Contact: Andeavor, (210) 626-6000, www.andeavor.com; Philadelphia Energy Solutions, www.pes-companies.com
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BHP came under pressure from Australian green groups last year to leave any industry associations with policies that fail to match the company's support of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. The company indicated it will
continue to work with the Minerals Council of Australia in relation to its updated energy and climate policy position. (Source: BHP Billiton, Various Media, Business Day, 5 April, 2018) Contact: BHP Billiton, Dr. Fiona Wild, VP Sustainability and Climate Change, +61 3 9609 3333, www.bhpbilliton.com, www.bhp.com; World Coal Alliance, www.worldcoal.org
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