NAES Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation, is an independent services company serving power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, pulp & paper and manufacturing industries. (Source: NAES, PR, 19 Sept., 2018) Contact: NAES, Dan Consie, Senior VP Power Services,
Doug Cantwell, Communications, email@example.com, www.naes.com; BioMass Solutions, Jacek Chmielewski, 847-208-4171, Jacek.firstname.lastname@example.org, www.biomasssolution.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BioMass Solution, Ethanol,
SolarLEAF incorporates the world's first and only 100 pct passive thermal regulation system for panel-level energy storage. This passive temperature regulation enables the system to operate in extreme temperatures while protecting the battery life and without degrading performance. The plug-and-play design simplifies the integration of energy storage with solar PV and eliminates the need for heavy, difficult to install enclosures, complicated HVAC systems that require parasitic loads, and expensive fire suppression systems, according to the company.
The SolarLEAFTM system is a battery pack with integrated multi-way power flow electronics that easily attaches behind standard 60 to 96 cell solar modules either at the time of panel installation or as a retrofit. The system's modular design and panel level installation makes it simple and cost-effective to scale energy storage with solar.
(Source: Yotta Solar, PR, 19 Sept., 2018) Contact: Yotta Solar, www.yottasolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Energy Storage,
In August, the state released its Fourth Climate Change Assessment detailing new research on the impacts of climate change and providing planning tools to support the state's response.
Previously this year, Governor Brown issued executive orders to improve the health of the state's forests and help mitigate the threat and impacts of wildfire, and get 5 million zero-emission vehicles onto California's roads by 2030. Last year, the Governor signed landmark legislation to extend and strengthen California's cap-and-trade program and create a groundbreaking program to measure and combat air pollution at the neighborhood level.
Under Governor Brown, California has established the most ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in North America; set the nation's toughest restrictions on destructive super pollutants; and will reduce fossil fuel consumption up to 50 pct and double the rate of energy efficiency savings in buildings by 2030. Additionally, the state has met its 2020 target four years early, reducing emissions 13 pct while growing the economy 26 pct. From 2015 to 2016 alone, emissions reductions were roughly equal to taking 2.4 million cars off the road, saving 1.5 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel.
Governor Brown has also helped establish and expand coalitions of partners across the nation and globe committed to curbing carbon pollution, including the Under2 Coalition, which includes 222 total jurisdictions on 6 continents, representing more than 1.3 billion people and $34 trillion in GDP. Members of the coalition have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 80 to 95 pct below 1990 levels or to less than 2 annual metric tons per capita by 2050.
California and 17 other states collectively representing more than 40 pct of the U.S. auto market sued the U.S. EPA earlier this year to preserve the nation's uniform vehicle emission standards that save drivers money at the pump, cut oil consumption, reduce air pollution and curb greenhouse gases. (Source: Office of California Gov. Governor Edmund G. Brown, 17 Sept., 2018) Contact: California Governor Edmund G. Brown, (916) 445-2841, (916) 558-3160 - fax, http://gov.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Jerry Brown, Climate Change, California Cap-and-Trade, California Carbon Market,
The comments highlight the benefits of ethanol for fuel and draw on the experience of the United States in implementing a similar nationwide E10 fuel blend. They also support moving directly to an E10 blended fuel, as the overwhelming majority of gasoline-powered vehicles are approved for this fuel. Doing so would offer benefits for consumers and ensure certainty for U.K. producers, the groups note.
Read the comments submitted to the UK Department of Transport HERE
(Source: Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council , 19 Sept., 2018): Contact: RFA, Bob Dinneen, Pres., (202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org; Growth Energy, Emily Skor, CEO, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org; U.S. Grains Council, (202) 789-0789, www.grains.org;
UK Department of Transport, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport
More Low-Carbon Energy News Growth Energy, E10, Biofuel, Ethanol, Ethanol Blend, U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association,
The Marion plant expansion came in at a reported $120 million. (Source: POET, PR, 19 Sept., 2018)
Contact: POET, Jeff Broin, Pres., (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News POET, Ethanol,
The Biomass Ultima is particularly unique as its by-product -- organic carbon -- can be easily and economically reprocessed into active carbon with both agriculture and medicinal applications.
Review Biomass Ulimta Technology retails at https://adriagreenenergy.eu.
(Source: PatentReal, Digital Journal, 17 Sept., 2018)
Contact: PatentReal, +386 30 710 812, www.patentrealcorporation.com;
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Carbon Emissions,
Coal demand increased by 3 pct in the first half of 2018 with renewable energy sources unable to keep up with the spiraling demand for power over the period.
As the world's major GHG producer, China has vowed to bring total emissions to a peak by "around 2030" as part of its commitments to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Some studies have suggested that China's total carbon emissions might already have peaked at a record 9.53 gigatonnes in 2013, with the economy now shifting to less-carbon-intensive high-technology sectors.
China has been trying to ease its dependence on fossil fuels, and vowed in its latest energy five-year plan to cut the share of coal in its total energy mix from 64 pct in 2015 to 58 pct by the end of the decade. The figure stood at 60.4 pct in 2017. (Source: Economic Times Shanghai, Greenpeace, Reuters, 21 Sept., 2018
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs news, Climate Change news, Carbon Emissions news, China Emissions news,
The new software, in combination with DuraTrack HZ v3 solar trackers, will optimize backtracking power production on as-built project conditions to capture the maximum power yields during diffuse light conditions.
The software suite utilizes self-learning algorithms that work independently of each other to optimize the energy output of the PV system. Once an operational strategy has been learned, the tracker system orientates PV modules to the optimal angle for power output responding to specific module technology, weather and site conditions.
(Source: Array Technologies, Solar Power, 18 Sept., 2018) Contact: Array Technologies, Ron Coria, CEO, (505) 881-7567,
(505) 881-7567, www.arraytechinc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar Tracker, Array Technologies, Solar, Solar Tracker,
The Authority notes Jatropha is well suited to a desert state like Rajasthan since it requires only poor quality soil, little water or labour. (Source: The Biofuel Authority of Rajasthan, NYOOOZ, 20 September, 2018) Contact: Biofuel Authority of Rajasthan, Surendra Singh Rathore, CEO, 0141-2224754, 0141-2220672,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Jatropha, Biofuel, Biodiesel,
The sale follows Orsted's normal business practice to construct a project and sell a portion of the project to an investor at some point during construction or operation.
Orsted will continue construction of the project under a EPC contract that includes long-term operations and maintenance services. When fully online in 2020, Hornsea I will be the world's largest offshore wind farm. (Source: Orsted, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 19 Sept., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com; Global Infrastructure Partners, www.global-infra.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind, Orsted, Offshore Wind,
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a joint collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute, the World Wide Fund for Nature, and the We Mean Business coalition, intended to encourage and support companies to commit to making measurable reductions in their carbon emission levels at a scale that actively contributes to meeting the 2 degree C warming target set in the Paris Climate Accord.
Nearly 500 companies worldwide have committed to SBTI. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, SBTI, CleanTechnica, 18 Sept., 2018)Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Markus Tacke, www.siemensgamesa.com; Science Based Targets initiative, email@example.com, www.sciencebasedtargets.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Science Based Targets Initiative, Siemens Gamesa, Wind, Climate Change,
Most energy storage systems deliver power over a limited time to alleviate congestion, stabilize grid frequency and voltage, or provide intraday shifting services. DAYS projects' extended discharge times will enable a new set of applications for grid storage, including long-lasting backup power and greater integration of intermittent, renewable energy resources.
DAYS projects will explore a new design space in electricity storage, exploiting opportunities for smart tradeoffs that keep costs low in electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical systems.
DAYS project teams will work to combine the long-term power output of technologies like pumped storage hydroelectric (PSH) systems with the flexibility of battery systems that can be deployed in multiple environments. PSH power presently provides more than 95 pct of stationary electricity storage capacity on the U.S. grid , but there have been few new installations due to geographical and financial challenges. Lithium ion batteries, meanwhile, have experienced a rapid growth in deployment on the grid, but high cost limits viability in long-duration applications.
Download DAYS program details and projects HERE. (Source: DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Sept., 2018) Contact: DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), www.arpa-e.energy.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE, ARPA-E, Energy Storage,
The study notes that passenger car engines as we know them need to be completely phased out from new sales before the end of the next decade. Otherwise, Europe will struggle to "meaningfully contribute" to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the most ambitious part of the Paris Agreement on climate change's well below 2 degrees Celsius overall aim.
Download the Development of the Car Fleet
in EU28+2 to Achieve the
Paris Agreement Target to
Limit Global Warming to
1.5 C Report
HERE. (Source: German Aerospace Centre, Greenpeace, Euractiv, Sept., 2018)
Contact: German Aerospace Centre, www.dlr.de/dlr/en; Greenpeace, www.greenpeace.org/belgium
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, Climate Change, Transportation Emissions, Vehicle Emissions,
The utility developed the voluntary Columbia Efficiency Score scoring system in 2012 and is now calling for real estate agents to promote the program to home sellers and purchasers. The program is based on the US DOE Home Energy Score. The analysis provides two numbers. One reflects how a building is performing at the moment; the other estimates how it could score if an owner made all efficiency improvements likely to pay off within 10 years. (Source: Columbia Water & Light, Energy News, Sept., 2018)
Contact: Columbia Water & Light, Brandon Renaud, Home Performance Mgr., (573) 874-2489, www.como.gov/utilities/water-and-light
More Low-Carbon Energy News Columbia Water & Light, Energy Efficiency,
The initiative incentivizes borrowers to improve the energy efficiency of their properties or to purchase highly energy efficient properties and thus receive favourable financial conditions linked to the mortgage. The initiative will also develop a data collection infrastructure for energy efficient mortgages.
Thirty-nine European banks are participating in the pilot scheme, which launched in June. The banks will test the final energy efficient mortgages framework in their existing product lines and processes. In addition to the mortgage lenders, 23 utilities and other supporting organizations have joined the pilot scheme.
Download EEM details HERE. (Source: Mortgage Finance Gazette, Sept, 2018)
Contact: EEM, Luca Bertalot, Coordinator,, http://eemap.energyefficientmortgages.eu;
Ecology Building Society UK, Paul Ellis, CEO, +44 0 1535 650 770, info@ecology co.uk, www.ecology.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The county's energy efficiency improvement measures would be applied to all county buildings and include: LED lighting retrofits, building management system optimization, HVAC renovations and boiler replacements, and others. The annual energy savings are expected to reduce the county's energy and operating costs by $344,000 per year as well receipt of various utility rebates totaling approximately $160,000. (Source: Sebastian County Quorum Court, Times Record, 18 Sept., 2018) Contact: Sebastian County Quorum Court
(479) 783-6139, www.sebastiancountyar.gov/Departments/County-Judge/Quorum-Court
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The utilities 2016 Electric Integrated Resource Plan calls for 20 pct of its energy to be sourced from renewables at no more than a 1 pct increase to the average electric bill by 2020.
To date , the board approved two solar array projects, totaling 95 megawatts, which boosted Utilities’ renewable portfolio from 9 to 15 percent at a 0.95 percent estimated impact on the average bill. (Source: Colorado Springs Utility, Gazette, 19 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Colorado Springs Utilities, www.csu.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Colorado Springs Utilities, Renewable Energy,
Participants in the new energy project will become both consumers and producers enabling them to use the energy they produce and economically benefit from it.
Fourni Korseon residents and EUNICELABORATORIES a subsidiary of the Greek EUNICE ENERGY GROUP, the group that developed and operates TILOS Project, an internationally acknowledged project of autonomous and smart management from renewable sources on the island of Tilos, are participating in the Energy Community of Fourni. (Source: EUNICELABORATORIES, Greek City Times, Sept., 2018) Contact: EUNICELABORATORIES, +30 21 0324 2020, eunice-group.com/projects/eunice-laboratories; Municipality of Fourni, www.gtp.gr/FourniCity
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Management,
In the near term, Helen will utilize biomass-based energy production. The utility will also close its largely coal-fired Hanasaari power plant and develop modifications for new plants. Longer term solutions will entail energy recycling, increased utilization of locally produced renewable energy, energy storage and other initiatives.
The City of Helsinki is aiming to source 15 pct of its power demand from rooftop solar and geothermal energy.
(Source: City of Helsinki, Sept., 2018) Contact: City of Helsinki, Helen Ltd, 09 617 8080, www.helen.fi/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News City of Helsinki , Helen Ltd, Renewable Energy,
The 420 million lpy bioethanol plant is the largest producer in the UK and second largest in Europe. It halted production late last year before resuming operations in March. The plant processes 1.1 million tpy of wheat and supplies 500,000 tpy of animal feed to 800 farms.
Vivergo Fuels was established as a JV between AB Sugar, BP and DuPont in 2007. (Source: Vivergo Fuels, The Chemical Engineer, 17 Sept., 2018))Contact: Vivergo Fuels, +44 01482 700800, www.vivergofuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vivergo Fuel, Ethanol, Biofuel,
In August, Enviva revealed that its sponsor had executed two new take-or-pay off-take contracts with Sumitomo Corporation to supply a total of 520 000 tpy to new biomass power plants in Japan.
These new contracts included a firm 15-year, 270 000 tpy contract commencing in 2022 and a second 15-year, 250 000 tpy contract commencing in 2021, subject to certain conditions precedent, which Enviva expected to be met in 2018.
(Source: Enviva, Bioenergy, 17 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Enviva Holdings, John Keppler, CEO, (301) 657-5560, www.envivabiomass.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enviv, Woo Pellet, Woody Biomass,
Since the initiative is a fee and not a tax, all of the money raised by the fee is reequired by state law to go directly towards the issue.
Of the total fees collected, 70 pct will go towards clean energy like solar, cleaner transportation and other industries and technologies.
Twenty-five pct will be used for forest maintenance and cleaning pollution from the environment, and 5 pct would go to community projects.
Washington would be the first state to approve a carbon fee though an election if approved.
(Source: Various MediaKIMATV, 18 Sept., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change CO2,
The announcement comes days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation pledging 100 percent clean energy use in California by 2045 and the University of California upgraded its Carbon Neutrality Initiative committing to 100 pct clean electricity use by 2025 and reducing energy consumption by 2 pct per year.
according to the press release.
(Source: City of Berkeley, PR, Daily Californian, 18 Sept., 2018)
Contact: City of Berkeley, City Manager Office, (510) 981-7000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cityofberkeley.info
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Net-Zero Carbon Emissions, Carbon Emissions, CO2,
The airline also noted a recent Boeing 787 flight from San Francisco to Zurich using a 30/70 blend of biofuel and conventional jet fuel. The biofuel was produced from Carinata seeds by Quebec-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc and supplied by AltAir Fuels.
According to United, the airline has sourced more than 2 million gallons of sustainable aviation biofuel since 2016 and is responsible for more than 50 pct of the airline industry's commitments to biofuel.
Additionally, United was the first airline to regularly use sustainable aviation biofuel and has invested over $30 million in sustainable aviation fuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy.
(Source: United Airlines, Environmental Leader, Sept., 2018) Contact: United Airlines, www.corporate-office-headquarters.com/united-airlines; Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com; AltAir Fuels ,
Tom Todaro, CEO, (843) 720-8920, (562) 748-4726, www.altairfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News AltAir Fuels, Aviation Biofuel, Agrisoma,
The pricing gap had narrowed, from 79.5 pct in 2015, but "Carbon prices need to increase considerably more quickly than in recent years in order to ensure a cost-effective low-carbon transition," the OECD says according to Reuters coverage. (Source: OECD, Reuters, 13 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, www.oecd.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ,
According to a bank statement,
"Within the next two years, our aim is to install solar panels on 250 of our buildings and 12,000 ATMs. We also plan on doing away with plastic within the office such as bottles, folders and cutlery in the canteen to make SBI plastic-free."
The SBI group also announced the second running of the 15-city SBI Green Marathon to raise public awareness of climate change and other environmental concerns.
(Source: SBI, Economic Times India, 18 Sept., 2018)
Contact: SBI, www.nseindia.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutral, Carbon Emissions,
Bio-kerosine is made from woody biomass, agricultural and food processing wastes. The Dutch Airline KLM currently imports bio-kerosine from Los Angeles and uses the fuel primarily on fights to the US east coast.
(Source: SkyNRG, DutchNews.nl, Sept., 2018)
Contact:SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, Director, Merel Laroy, +31 6 3083 3505. email@example.com, www.sktnerg.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Aviation Biofuel, SkyNRG,
In January, AboitizPower announced it would cease biomass power plant operations due to biomass feed stock shortages.
The biomass plant was expected to power about 22,000 households while producing 33 tpd of liquid carbon dioxide for the industrial and beverage industries.
(Source: Aboitiz Power, Power Philippines, 18 Sept., 2018)Contact: Aboitiz Power, https://aboitizpower.com; Aseasgas Corp., +63 2 886-2800 Loc. 12679, firstname.lastname@example.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aboitiz Power, Biomass,
"With science still under attack and the climate threat growing, we're launching our own damn satellite. This groundbreaking initiative will help governments, businesses and landowners pinpoint -- and stop -- destructive emissions with unprecedented precision, on a scale that's never been done before," the Governor proclaimed.
Planet, which was founded by ex-NASA scientists in 2010, has in the last two years launched more than 150 Earth-imaging satellites, manufactured in San Francisco, helping customers in agriculture, government, mapping, NGOs and in other markets to make better decisions. The company's aerospace and data processing infrastructure, innovative technology and engineering and scientific expertise will be utilized to develop and operate the new satellite, with the possibility of launching additional satellites in the future as part of this initiative.
The State of California, through the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing and refining the technology needed to make this initiative possible. Planet will manage the mission operations and collaborate with the State and others on funding this groundbreaking effort. The State and Planet will make the collected environmentally-related satellite data available to the public and will work in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and others with complementary projects. the new Climate Data Partnership will serve as a common platform for reporting climate variables and the earth's atmosphere.
Initial project funding has been provided by Dee and Richard Lawrence and OIF, as well as The Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust.
(Source: Office of Gov. Governor Edmund G. Brown, 17 Sept., 2018) Contact: Governor Edmund G. Brown, Phone: (916) 445-2841, Fax: (916) 558-3160;
Plant Labs, Robbie Schingler, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Gov. Jerry Brown,
Green Plains has idled its facility in Superior and soon will shut down the plant in Lakota, Iowa, and halved production at its plant in Fairmont, Minn., according to Reuters
(Source: Green Plains, PR, Gazette, Reuters, 17 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Green Plains, Jim Stark, VP-IR, (402) 884-8700, www.gpreinc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Plains , Ethanol,
RNG fuel is produced from the methane generated in landfills, wastewater treatment plants, food processing and dairy operations and, depending on its source, can be low-carbon or in some cases, even carbon-negative, according to
SoCalGas, the largest natural gas distribution utility in the U.S. (Source: SoCalGas, 17 Sept., 2018)
Contact: SoCalGas, Jeff Reed, Director Business Strategy and Advanced Technology, www.socalgas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern California Gas , SoCalGas, RNG, Renewable Natural Gas,
New Jersey Legislation to develop offshore wind was passed in 2010, but the effort was stymied by then Republican Governor and presidential hopeful Chris Christie. The state's new Gov. Phil Murphy (D) revived the offshore wind initiative with a call for
100 pct clean energy by 2050.
(Source: NJ PUB, KYW Radio, 17 Sept., 2018)Contact: NJ PUB, Joseph Fiordaliso, Pres., (609) 777-3300, www.bpu.state.nj.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, New Jersey Wind, Offshore Wind,
The project is part of a Consumers Energy Clean Energy Plan calling for more solar and wind electric power generation facilities that depend on batteries to store energy.
Consumer's picked WMU to unveil the battery after conducting a statewide search with Michigan State University.
Consumers, MSU, and WMU engineering students will help with a year-long study to see how battery powered energy could be used around Michigan. (Source: Consumers Energy, WWMT.COM, 17 Sept., 2018) Contact:
Consumers Energy, Patti Poppe, CEO, (517) 788-0550,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Consumers Energy,
LM Wind Power .
provided onsite support and service for the installation as part of a two-year agreement to deliver the blades during 2018 and 2019.
(Source: LM Wind, Various Media, 18 Sept., 2018)
Contact: LM Wind Power, Duncan Berry, CEO, +45 79 84 00 00, www.lmwindpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind, Wind Turbine Blade,
By purchasing power outside New England, BU will earn renewable energy certificates (RECs) against its own carbon emissions in Boston. BU's Climate Action Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions to zero on BU campuses and global operations by 2040.
(Source: Boston University, BU Today, 18 Sept., 2018) Contact: Boston University, Dennis Carlberg, Sustainability Dir., www.bu.edu; ENGIE North America, Matt Riley, Senior VP U.S. Wind Development, www.engie-na.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Engie North America, Wind,
The high penetration solar, battery hybrid power solution consists of a 500-kW rooftop installation and a 0.6-MWh vanadium flow battery, integrated with diesel generators that use a microgrid control system. Operations are scheduled to start in mid-2019. (Source: Juwi AG, 18 Sept., 2018) Contact: Juwi AG, Dave Manning, Global Head of Hybrid Energy, Christian Hinsch, Communications, +49 (0) 6732. 96 57-1201, +49 (0) 172. 67 949 12, email@example.com, www.juwi.de;
Australia University of Queensland, //www.uq.edu.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Juwi AG, Solar, Energy Storage,
The report notes mCloud's spectrum integration of the cloud, IoT-connected thermostats and AI/machine learning to deliver peak energy efficiency improvements of 20 pct to small and medium size businesses that often avoid the large upfront investments required to integrate conventional energy management systems.
mCloud's zero-upfront subscription model guarantees operational savings for its customers. The report also notes the use of mCloud solutions at Starbucks, Bank of America, Dairy Queen, and Michaels among others.
(Source: Universal-mCloud Corp, PR, Contact: Universal mCloud, Russel McMeekin, President and CEO, (415) 635-3500,
www.mCloudCorp.com; ARC Advisory Group, www.arcweb.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
Kent Renewable Energy, which is majority owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure II, with BWSC and Estover Energy holding shares, will operate under the UK Renewables Obligation Certificate regime for power and under the Renewable Heat Incentive for heat.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners is a fund management company founded in 2012, which currently has four funds and more than €5 billion under managemewnt. (Source: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kent Renewable Energy, PR, 17 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Kent Renewable Energy, www.kentrenewableltd.com; Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, +45 7070 5151, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Bioenergy, Woody Biomass,
The project is Metrus' first energy efficiency-as-a-service transaction with a higher education customer and will focus on creating a more comfortable living and learning environment. The energy efficiency work includes campus lighting, comfort control upgrades, building envelope, steam traps and significant new HVAC controls, all of which will result in an approximate 14 pct reduction in total electricity consumption and a 28 pct drop in fossil fuel consumption.
Previously this year, the Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recognized Wells' sustainability work with a AASHE STARS gold rating.
(Source: Metrus Energy, PR, Wells College, Web, 18 Sept., 2018) Contact: Metrus Energy, Bob Hinkle, CEO, www.metrusenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Metrus Energy, Energy Efficiency,
To qualify for funding, a community must complete at least four of 10 high-impact clean energy actions to earn the designation, which recognizes community leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy. Local governments holding the designation can seek up to $250,000 to finance additional clean projects, or up to $100,000 if the community has fewer than 40,000 residents.
The high-impact actions municipalities can complete include:
To date, approximately 450 New York state local governments representing more than 86 pct of the state's population in 60 counties and all 10 Economic Development Council regions, have completed more than 1,250 high-impact actions.
The $16 million Clean Energy Communities initiative supports energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable development projects. The state's clean energy goal aims to supply 50 pct of its electricity from renewable energy resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 pct by 2030. (Source: Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, The Recorder, 17 Sept., 2018) Contact: NY Clean Energy Communities Program, www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Clean-Energy-Communities;
NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA, Clean Energy Community, Energy Efficiency, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ,
According to the release, the Mysuru campus efficiency improvements included: large-scale retrofit projects in existing buildings, the complete re-engineering of chiller plants, air handling units, building management system retrofit, UPS retrofit, lighting retrofit, smart water meters, groundwater injection systems to reduce water consumption and harvest rainwater, a solar-powered automated green house dryer capable of treating 3.5 tpd of sewage sludge, a biogas plant to treat food waste, and a focused harnessing of renewable energy. (Source: Infosys, The Hindu, 17 Sept., 2018) Contact:Infosys, www.infosys.com: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, Infosys, Energy Efficiency, LEED Certification,
"We have a president who without any knowledge of the issue, without any scientific fact whatsoever, lying to the American people about a burden to the United States, which is not a burden at all because no country accepted to do anything in Paris that was not within the capacity of that country to achieve." -- Former Obama Administration Secretary of State John Kerry
Kerry was speaking at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, where about 4,000 city, state, business, and world leaders gathered to demonstrate their will to combat climate change.
The U.S. is on pace to meet two-thirds of the its carbon emissions reduction goals under the Paris agreement even without Trump, Kerry noted.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Trump.Paris Climate Agreement,
Voltus manages energy through simple, cost-free energy management products. The company's commercial and industrial customers generate cash by allowing us to be their energy expert while we deliver innovative demand response, energy purchasing and energy-efficiency programs to them. Utility customers experience increased customer satisfaction, lower cost to serve and increased grid reliability. (Source: Voltus. PR, 17 Sept., 2018) Contact: Voltus, Gregg Dixon, CEO, Jenna Masuda, Media,
(619) 993-6529, email@example.com, www.voltus.co
More Low-Carbon Energy News Voltus, Ameren Illinois, Demand Response,
Beyond cutting the amount of carbon dioxide we put into the atmosphere, scientists show that we will also need to pull carbon dioxide from the air to avoid catastrophic climate change. There are six so-called “negative-emissions technologies” that can help us get there: afforestation and reforestation; enhanced weathering (using minerals that capture carbon dioxide); soil carbon (tweaking the crops and forests we currently grow to absorb more carbon); biochar (using a special kind charcoal as to trap carbon dioxide); BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, which requires capturing carbon dioxide produced by burning biomass like wood and then burying it underground); and DAC (direct air capture, which involves the use of machines that are essentially trees on steroids to suck carbon dioxide from the air and bury it underground).
Among those negative-emissions technologies, mangrove restoration would be classed as reforestation. The Conservation International project would cover an area of 17,000 hectares (42,000 acres) in the Sinu river delta. The NGO will use the money raised for the project to help the 12,000 people in the community who use the mangroves for food, firewood, and livelihoods. Conservation International believes the carbon offsets will provide financial security to the region and develop sustainable ways to support tourism and fisheries.
The test center is funded with $15 million in startup costs provided by the Wyoming State Legislature and financial contributions and partnerships from the utility and industries. Wyoming’s aim, which it achieved last year, was to build the largest carbon capture research facility in the country and foster the growth of a constrained industry that could help coal survive in a carbon sensitive world.
The Carbon XPrize finalist Carbon Capture Machine is in the third round of the competition. Winners will be announced in spring of 2020. (Source: Carbon Capture Machine, Casper Star Tribune, 15 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Carbon Capture Machine, The University of Aberdeen, www.abdn.ac.uk/ccm-carbon-Carbon xprize; Carbon Xprize, www.carbon.xprize.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xprize, Carbon Capture Machine, Carbon Capture, Carbon Emissions,