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Neste Project Slashes Palm Oil Mill Methane Emissions (Int'l)
Neste
Date: 2018-03-09
According to a Helsinki-headquartered Neste release, Neste has long been exploring ways to reduce greenhouse gas emission from palm oil production.

In 2015, the company initiated a two-year study project to verify the methane emission reduction for a newly applied effluent treatment method. The project, which was conducted by Meo Carbon Solutions in Indonesian palm oil mills in collaboration with Dutch palm oil company KLK. The project used a belt filter press to remove organic matter such as degrading parts of the oil palm fruit in the mill effluent, the source of the methane emissions. The Neste-lead project verified 50 pct reduction in methane emissions at palm oil mills, as validated by Neste.

In Indonesia and Malaysia, approximately 70 pct of palm oil is produced without methane reduction methods. If all the producers in these countries were to adopt the studied new method, greenhouse gases would be reduced by approximately 4.5 million tpy, better than the 50 pct greenhouse gas emission reduction requirement defined in the Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED) for all biofuels, according to the Neste release. (Source: Neste Oyj, PR, 2 Mar., 2018) Contact: Neste, Annamari Enstrom, Senior Researcher, +358 10 458 7658, annamari.enstrom(@)neste.com, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Palm Oil,  Methane,  GHGs,  Methane Emissions,  


PGE Seeking Renewable Energy Bids (Ind. Report)
Portland General Electric
Date: 2018-03-09
In Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) reports it is looking to add 100 average megawatts of renewable energy that complies with the state's renewable portfolio standard requiring the utility to source 15 pct of its retail load with renewables, rising to 20 pct in 2020 and ultimately to 50 pct in 2040. Price will be the most important consideration as the bids are scored by an independent evaluator, the utility stressed.

The bids could include power purchase agreements (PPAs) or any of several ownership structures, including PPAs with purchase options or obligations, sales of existing assets, acquisition of project development assets and rights, joint ownership, and build-own-transfer agreements, the utility notes. PGE plans to submit a final draft RFP to the Oregon PUC by the end of next week, and a tentative schedule sees proposals due by June 15 and the process completed by year end. (Source: PGE, Portland Business Journal, 2 Mar., 2018)Contact: Portland General Electric, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444, www.portlandgeneral.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Portland General Electric,  Wind,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  


US Jan. 2018 Ethanol Exports Drop (Ind. Report)
USDA
Date: 2018-03-09
According to recent USDA data, the US exported 88.3 million gallons of ethanol in January, 2018 -- 26 pct less than a year ago and down 49 pct month on month. 154.2 million liters of ethanol to went to Brazil and 71.9 million liters of ethanol was exported to Canada in January, 2018. China, a usual market for US ethanol, was notable for its absence from the exports list. (Source: USDA, Various Media, Platts, 7 Mar., 2018)Contact: USDA, www.usda.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News USDA,  Ethanol,  Ethanol Exports,  


SFI Reports Forest Conservation Grants, Collaborations (Ind. Report)
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Date: 2018-03-09
In Washington and Ottawa, the not-for-profit Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is reporting the awarding of five conservation grants that will advance an understanding of the benefits associated with well managed forests across the United States and Canada. These grants feature collaboration between SFI and a diverse range of partners and experts from 45 organizations to advance SFI's Conservation Impact Project.

SFI advances North American forest conservation through carefully targeted research, direct leadership of critical conservation initiatives and partnerships that contribute to soil productivity, carbon storage, and a better understanding of the benefits of working forests relative to climate change.

SFI participants have invested more than $1.6 billion in forest-research activities. In 2016 alone, SFI program participants engaged with over 500 organizations on 420 different conservation and research projects and invested $59 million in forest research. (Source: Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc., PR, 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (2020 596-3452, www. sfiprogram.org, www.sfiprogram.org/conservation/conservation-at-sfi

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sustainable Forestry Initiative ,  


SunPower Adds Hybrid Solar Energy Storage Offering (Ind. Report)
SunPower
Date: 2018-03-09
San Jose, California-based solar cell manufacturer SunPower is reporting the launch of a commercial hybrid solar and battery energy storage business under the Helix commercial solar brand. It will design, install and operate the battery systems with its own software controls to manage demand charges and optimize solar generation.

To date, the U.S. commercial energy storage market has sustained around 50 projects per quarter, primarily in California where they rely on the Self-Generation Incentive Program. (Source: SunPower, GTM, Mar., 2018) Contact: SunPower, Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower,  Energy Storage,  


RedT Scores £750,000 for Energy Storage R&D (R&D, Funding)
RedT,Faraday Challenge
Date: 2018-03-09
Further to our 26 July, 2017 coverage, in the UK, London-headquartered energy storage specialist RedT Energy is reporting receipt of £750,000 in Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy "Faraday Challenge" grant funding to further develop its flow energy storage technologies. The funds will will be used to accelerate battery stack development to increase performance and reduce costs; production automation; and further development of its technology's electrolyte.

The Faraday Challenge, along with other funding programs, commits almost £250 million to support energy storage and associated technologies in the UK. (Source: RedT Energy, Clean Energy News, Mar., 2018) Contact: RedT Energy, Scott McGregor, CEO, +44 (0) 207 061 6233, www.redtenergy.com; Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

More Low-Carbon Energy News RedT ,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  Faraday Challenge ,  


Cutting Building Carbon Emissions Cuts Operating Costs (Ind. Report)
Concordia University
Date: 2018-03-09
Researchers from Montreal's Concordia University report they've found a way to significantly reduce carbon emissions produced by residential and non-residential buildings while also cutting energy and operating costs. In 2014, Canadian homes and buildings contributed nearly 20 pct of Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions.

To reduce overall energy consumption the researchers developed a way to optimize the integration of eight residential buildings with various characteristics, operating costs and technical constraints to arrive at an energy-efficient and cost-effective usage pattern. After running all possible variations, the team found that by prioritizing the reduction of carbon emissions, energy costs could be cut by 75 pct emissions cut by 59 pct. However, when they prioritized overall costs instead, it resulted in savings of just 38 pct, but carbon emissions were much higher.

The study noted "Renewable energy sources used in the optimal simulation create a net-zero energy usage by the network, removing the need to rely on traditional heating and cooling technologies with higher emissions, and draw less power from the grid."

This research aims to further lower both carbon emissions and overall costs by optimal integration and sizing of energy storage systems (both thermal and electrical) into the community. The researchers' findings were published in December by the journal Applied Energy. (Source: Concordia University, Applied Energy, domain-b, 3 Mar., 2018) Contact: Concordia Univ., Prof. Fariborz Haghighat, Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering , (514) 848-2424 ext. 3192, fariborz.haghighat@concordia.ca, www.concordia.ca/faculty/fariborz-haghighat.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  


ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics Tout Algae Biofuels R&D (R&D)
Synthetic Genomics ,ExxonMobil
Date: 2018-03-09
Following up on our June 21, 2017 coverage, Houston-headquartered oil giant ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. are reporting an outdoor field study that will grow naturally occurring algae in several contained ponds in California. The research will enable the partners to better to understand fundamental engineering parameters including viscosity and flow, which cannot easily be replicated in a lab. The joint research program could lead to the technical ability to produce 10,000 bpd of algae biofuel by 2025.

In 2017, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics announced breakthrough research published in Nature Biotechnology that resulted in a modified algae strain that more than doubled oil content without significantly inhibiting growth, a key challenge along the path to commercial scalability. (Source: ExxonMobil, PR, 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: Synthetic Genomics, Oliver Fetzer, CEO, www.syntheticgenomics.com; ExxonMobil, Vijay Swarup, VP, R&D, (972) 444-1107, www.exxonmobil.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae,  Algal Fuels,  Biofuel,  ExxonMobil,  Synthetic Genomics ,  


U.S.Carbon Capture and Storage Market Report 2018 -- Report Available (Ind. Report)

Date: 2018-03-09
MarketResearchNest.com reports the availability of its new United States Carbon Capture and Storage Market Report 2018 report studying Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India.

The study includes production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions from 2013 to 2018, and forecast to 2025. The report also identifies major players in the market and their market revenues including GE Energy, Siemens, Honeywell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shell Cansolv, Alstom Energy, Linde Engineering, ConocoPhillips Company, Statoil ASA, Dakota Gasification, Fluor Corporation, Hitachi, Halliburton, HTCO2 Systems, Carbon Clean Solutions, Summit Carbon Capture, Sasol Limited, Aker Clean Carbon AS, China HuaNeng Group.

Browse full table of contents and data tables HERE. Request a sample copy HERE; Purchase the report HERE. (Source: MarketResearchNest.com, satPRnews, Mar., 2018) Contact: MarketResearchNest, Jeet Jain, 240-284-8070, +44-20-3290-4151, sales@marketresearchnest.com, www.marketresearchnest.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture and Storage,  CCS,  


Abengoa Closing on Atlantica Yield Sale to Algonquin (M&A)
Abengoa,Algonquin Power
Date: 2018-03-09
Spanish energy and infrastructure group Abengoa SA is reporting all conditions precedent for its sale of a 25 pct stake in Atlantica Yield to Oakville, Ontario-headquartered Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. have been satisfied or waived. The $607 million transaction is expected to be completed by the end of this week.

Last year, Abengoa and Algonquin agreed to form Abengoa-Algonquin Global Energy Solutions (AAGES), a joint venture for the development of clean energy and water infrastructure assets. Abengoa will have exclusive rights over the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (O&M) activities for AAGES projects. (Source: Abengoa SE, Renewables, Others, 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: Abengoa-Algonquin Global Energy Solutions, https://opencorporates.com/companies/nl/70778906; Abengoa, www.abengoa.com; Algonquin, Ian Robertson, CEO, (905) 465-4500, www.algonquinpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Abengoa SA,  Algonquin Power,  


Sky Solar Confirms 1.7-MW Chinese Rooftop PV Project (Int'l)
Sky Solar Holdings
Date: 2018-03-09
Hong Kong-headquartered independent power producer Sky Solar Holdings Ltd reports it will construct its first distributed generation solar plant in China under a 1.7-MW project in Suzhou city. The rooftop PV installation is targeted for completion and commissioning before the year end.

Sky Solar has inked a 25-year PPA for 85 pct of the project's power generation with subsidiaries of Chinese electronic equipment maker Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co Ltd. (SHE:000021). The remaining 15 pct will be sold to the state-owned State Grid Corp of China. (Source: Sky Solar, Renewables Now, Other Media, 7 Mar., 2018)Contact: SKY Solar Holdings, +81 3 5235 3470, www.skysolargroup.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News PV,  Sky Solar Holdings,  Solar,  


GE Launches Reservoir Energy Storage Platform (New Prod & Tech)
General Electric,GE Global Research
Date: 2018-03-09
In Niskayuna, New York, the General Electric Global Research Center is reporting the launch of "The Reservoir" energy storage platform starting with a 1.2 MW/4 MWh unit as the building block of the modular system.

The platform is suitable both for decentralized grids and remote locations and can help customers integrate higher levels of renewable power, improve grid operations and can support more distributed generation. (Source: GE Global Research Center, Renewables, Mar., 2018) Contact: GE Global Research Center, Keith Longtin, (518) 387-7914, www.geglobalresearch.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Global Research Center,  General Electric,  Energy Storage,  


ICM, The Andersons JV Planning KS Ethanol Plant (Ind. Report)
The Andersons ,ICM
Date: 2018-03-09
The Andersons Inc and Kansas-headquartered grain ethanol technology specialist ICM Inc. are reporting a joint venture project called Element LLC. The JV will construct and operate a 70 million gpy, dry mill ethanol plant adjacent to ICM's headquarters in Colwich.

Construction is expected to get underway early this year for start-up in spring of 2019. The facility will feature heat and power generation from waste wood, high protein distillers dried grains (DDGs), cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fiber and advanced corn oil production.

The project's ethanol output is expected to be marketed in California and other emerging low carbon markets. (Source: The Andersons, ICM, Mar., 2018) Contact: The Andersons Inc, (419) 893-5050, www.andersonsinc.com; ICM, (316) 796-0900, www.icminc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dry Mill Corn Ethanol,  The Andersons ,  ICM,  Ethanol,  


Pasadena Passes Revamped Climate Action Plan (Ind. Report)
City of Pasadena
Date: 2018-03-09
In the Golden State, the Pasadena City Council reports it has approved a draft proposal for the revamping of the city's 2015 Climate Action Plan (CAP) aimed at reducing local greenhouse gases (GHG) 59 pct from 2009 levels by 2035.

The new draft Pasadena Climate Action Plan builds upon and expands existing state programs and policies that address climate change and ultimately establishes a roadmap that enables the city to reach the State's goal of cutting GHG emissions 80 pct below 1990 levels by the year 2050.

The Pasadena CAP strategies include: sustainable transportation and land use; increased energy efficiency and reductions in energy consumption; energy performance standards for buildings; a transition to renewable and carbon-neutral energy; increased urban greening with more trees and park green spaces to absorb CO2, and reducing solid wastes ; reducing solid wastes and associated GHG emissions -- collection, transportation and landfilling of waste as well as the methane created when solid waste in landfills and combustion facilities is decomposed. The plan would use Pasadena's website to provide education and outreach related to zero waste, as well as information on ways to reduce, divert and recycle waste.

In 2009, Pasadena community-wide emissions were 2,044,921 metric tons of carbon dioxide.(Source: Pasadena Weekly, 8 Mar., 2018)Contact: City of Pasadena City Council, ww5.cityofpasadena.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  GHGs,  Carbon Emissions,  


France Flaunting Tidal Energy Ambitions (Int'l. Report)
Tidal Energy
Date: 2018-03-09
In Paris, the French Government of President Emmanuel Macron has announced it will launch a preliminary study into the feasibility of tidal energy from tidal zones in Brittany and Normandy, an area with some of the most powerful tides in the world. The world's first tidal power station generating approximately 500 GWh per year was constructed in Brittany in 1966.

Under its 2009 Renewable Energy Directive, France has committed to increasing its share of renewable energy consumption to 23 pct by 2020. Under the Energy Transition Law in 2015, France is committed to generating 40 pct of its energy from renewable sources and increasing the share of renewable energy consumption to 32 pct by 2030. However, as of 2016, France's percentage is holding at just 16 pct . The government has also earmarked €7 billion for the renewable energy sector from 2018 to 2022. (Source: Various Media, southEU summit, Mar., 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tidal Energy,  Ocean Energy,  Wave Energy,  


Siemens Gamesa Repowering Mendota Hills Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Leeward Renewable Energy
Date: 2018-03-09
Dallas-headquartered Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC reports Siemens Gamesa will supply 29 of its SG 2.6-126 wind turbines to replace - repower the existing 63, 223-vintage y Gamesa turbines at Leeward's Mendota Hills Wind Farm in Lee County, Illinois. Upon completion, Mendota will utilize fewer turbines to generate more energy -- raising the wind farm's power production from roughly 50 MW to 76 MW.

The repowering project is expected to get underway this month for completion in December of 2018. Siemens Gamesa will continue to provide operations and maintenance services for the Mendota site. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, PR, Power, 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy , Greg Wolf, CEO. (214) 515-1100, www.leewardenergy.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy , Jose Antonio Miranda, , CEO, Onshore Americas, www.siemensgamesa.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,  Leeward Renewable Energy ,  


Co-op Set to Commission Alaska's Largest Solar Farm (Ind. Report)
Golden Valley Electric Association
Date: 2018-03-09
In Fairbanks, Alaska, the Golden Valley Electric Association (GEVA) energy co-op is touting what will be the state's largest solar farm. The 3 acre project, which is slated for completion and commissioning in October, is in keeping with the co-op's push to increase its renewable energy power capacity.

GVEA presently generates its power through six plants in the Fairbanks area, including two oil plants in North Pole, two coal plants in Healy, one oil plant in Delta and one oil plant in Fairbanks. The co-op also operates a 12-turbine wind farm near Healy. (Source: GEVA, PR, Fairbanks Daily News Mikner, 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: GEVA, John Burns, VP, (907) 452-1151, www.gvea.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Golden Valley Electric Association ,  Solar,  


LG&E Scrapping Residential Efficiency Programs (Ind. Report)
Louisville Gas & Electric
Date: 2018-03-09
In Kentucky, Louisville Gas & Electric is reporting plans to end three residential energy efficiency upgrade incentive plans by the end of the year -- subject to PUC approval. Programs slated for elimination include: home energy audits program that offers customers up to $1,000 for making energy-saving improvements; home energy rebates program that offers customers $50 to $750 for purchasing energy efficient appliances, windows, window film and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; and an appliance recycling program that offers customers $50 per appliance for hauling away and recycling old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers.

LG&E claims the programs are no longer cost-effective and customers have until the end of the year to take advantage of them. Ending the programs would save LG&E customers between $1.84 and $2.19 per month on their electric bills, the utility claims. LG&E plans to offer $13.5 million worth of energy efficiency programs in 2019. (Source: LG&E, WFPL, 7 Mar., 2018) Contact: LG&E, Director of Customer Energy Efficiency, David Huff , https://lge-ku.com/residential-energy-efficiency

More Low-Carbon Energy News Louisville Gas & Electric,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Efficiency Rebates,  Energy Efficiency Incentives,  


Bord na Mona Extinguishes U.S. Wood Pellet Plant Plans (Int'l)
Bord na Mona
Date: 2018-03-09
Following up on our Sept. 27, 2017 coverage, Ireland's state-owned energy company Bord na Mona reports it has abandoned plans to construct a €60 million willow wood pellet plant in Georgia, USA.

The company originally planned to export the pellets to Ireland where they would be blended with locally sourced peat for electric power generation. The Georgia scheme was part of the company's plan to develop a biomass business to move away from peat production.

As previously reported, the Irish government was backing Bord na Mona's planned US pellet plant. (Source: Bord na Mona, Irish Times, 7 Mar., 2018) Contact: Bord na Mona Plc, Mike Quinn, CEO, Patrick Madigan, Bioenergy Division, +353 45 439000, www.bordnamona.ie

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bord na Mona ,  Wood Pellet,  Peat,  


WA State Rejigs Energy Efficiency Grants Program (Ind. Report)
Washington State Dept. of Commerce
Date: 2018-03-09
In Olympia, the Washington State Department of Commerce reports its Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants (EES) program, currently in the Local Government Division, will soon be joining the Energy Division.

EES program grants are awarded through a competitive process and must be used solely for energy and operational cost saving and solar installations.

The EES program grants state public higher education institutions, local government facilities, state agencies and K-12 public school districts:

  • $3,675,000 each for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for grants to be awarded in competitive rounds for operational cost savings improvements;
  • $1,750,000 solely for grants that involve the purchase and installation of solar energy systems;
  • 1,400,000 solely for energy efficiency improvements for projects in state-owned facilities that repair or replace existing building systems: and
  • $500,000 for the resource conservation managers at the department of enterprise services to assist state agencies and school districts to improve energy and other resource efficiency in state-owned facilities. (Source: Washington State Dept. of Commerce, 7 Mar., 2018)Contact: Washington State Dept. of Commerce, (360) 725-4000, www.commerce.wa.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Eficiency Grants,  Energy Efficiency,  


  • Vattenfall Planning Major Solar Investments (Int'l Report)
    Vattenfall
    Date: 2018-03-07
    Swedish- government-owned power company Vattenfall is reporting plans to to invest €100 million in large-scale solar energy generation over the next two years, primarily in areas where it can use existing infrastructure to reduce the overall cost of a project.

    Vattenfall presently has a 5 MW solar farm in Wales and has finalized investment decisions for three solar projects in the Netherlands totaling 10.5 MW. The company is also planning investments in the Netherlands totaling 40 MW. (Source: Vattenfall, CleanTechnica, Various Media, 5 Mar., 2018)Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Solar,  


    FP&L Reveals Four New Solar Plant Locations (Ind. Report)
    Florida Power & Light
    Date: 2018-03-07
    Florida Power & Light Company (FP&L) has announced construction of four new solar power plants is expected to get underway this year for commissioning and production in mid-2019. The newly announced solar sites are: the FPL Interstate Solar Energy Center, St. Lucie County; FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center, Miami-Dade; the FPL Pioneer Trail Solar Energy Center, Volusia, County; and the FPL Sunshine Gateway Solar Energy Center, Columbia.

    Each of the new solar plants will generate 74.5 MW of power. Combined, FPL expects the plants to generate sufficient power for approximately 60,000 homes. (Source: FP&L, PR, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: FP&L, www.fpl.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Florida Power & Light ,  Solar,  


    Hawkeye Legislators Killing 15 pct Solar Tax Credit (Ind. Report)
    Iowa Solar
    Date: 2018-03-07
    In Des Moines, the Hawkeye State legislature last week voted to begin phasing-out the state's 15 pct solar tax credit beginning this July.

    The 15 pct credit, which is capped at $5 million per year, has provided a total of $21.6 million in incentives for nearly 4,000 projects since its founding in 2012. The tax credit is scheduled to start sunsetting next year, with smaller incentives in 2020 and 2021 and only commercial tax credits remaining after 2022. (Source: Various Media, Energy News, 5 Mar., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Solar Tax Credit,  


    Minneapolis Community Solar Slated for Spring Startup (Ind. Report)
    Cooperative Energy Futures of Minneapolis
    Date: 2018-03-07
    In Minneapolis, the city's first community solar garden is reportedly slated to get underway this spring on a flat-roofed church along W. Broadway Avenue. The $500,000 Shiloh solar array will host 630 panels. The project, which is being developed by Cooperative Energy Futures of Minneapolis , is 40 pct financed by a local equity investor.

    The 2013, state-mandated Community Solar Garden program is administered by Xcel Energy. The program is aimed at residents, businesses and governments. (Source: Cooperative Energy Futures of Minneapolis, StarTribune, 4 Mar., 2018)Contact: Cooperative Energy Futures of Minneapolis, (612) 568-2479, https://cooperativeenergyfutures.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Community Solar,  Solar,  Xcel Energy,  


    Green Street Snares NYC Solar Projects Portfolio (M&A)
    Green Street Power Partners
    Date: 2018-03-07
    Stamford, Connecticut-headquartered Green Street Power Partners (GSPP) is reporting the purchase of a portfolio of community solar projects in Con Edison's service zone, from SunPower.

    The portfolio includes a 918-kilowatt rooftop project in Maspeth, Queens. The project was originated by SunPower dealer Accord Power, which is providing EPC services. Construction, using SunPower Helix advanced technology, is expected to get underway April 1. 2018. The completed project will generate sufficient power for more than 150 NYC homes. (Source: Green Street Power Partners, PR, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Green Street Power Partners Scott Kerner, CEO, www.greenstreetsolarpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Community Solar,  Green Street Power Partners,  


    Minturn CO Joins Xcel Energy Conservation Program (Ind. Report)
    Xcel Energy
    Date: 2018-03-07
    In Colorado, the town of Minturn reports it has joined Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy in the development and adoption of an Energy Action Plan for saving energy and and pursuing renewable energy alternatives.

    The town aims to cut building-related greenhouse gas emissions 5 pct per year, and 80 pct by 2050; cut energy consumption 5 pct from 2016 energy baseline by June 2019; and engage 5 pct of Minturn households and businesses in a renewable energy program. (Source: Town of Minturn, Vail Daily, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: Town of Minturn, www.minturn.org/energysavers; Xcel Energy, [stasrtlink]www.xcelenergy.com[endlink]

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy,  Energy Conservation,  


    Softtek Named NY Real Time Energy Management Retailer (Ind. Report)
    Softtek
    Date: 2018-03-07
    Mexican IT services provider Softtek reports it has been named a qualified Real Time Energy Management Program (RTEM) vendor for large residential and commercial customers by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

    NYSERDA's RTEM program offers cost-share incentives to support qualified RTEM projects throughout New York and also evaluates and qualifies vendors to ensure these projects are high-quality.

    NY State has committed to a 23 pct reduction in energy consumption in buildings from 2012 levels, which is equal to more energy than 3.8 million average households use in six months. NYSERDA estimates that RTEM projects save more than 5 pct on a building's energy costs, as well as reduce maintenance costs, improve building occupant comfort and increase operational reliability. (Source: Softtek, Pr, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Softtek, Marcos Jimenez, CEO US and Canada, (917)475-1426, info.usa@softtek.com, www.softtek.com; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA,  Energy Management,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  


    Honeywell Touts Amazon Voice-Ready Thermostat (New Prod & Tech)
    Honeywell
    Date: 2018-03-07
    Atlanta-based Honeywell is reporting the launch of its INNCOM e7 Thermostat (e7) that incorporates Amazon Alexa voice control. The e7 is based on a patent-pending Smart Wall Plate design that provides hotel staff with an easy and reliable back-up of the device configuration.

    The e7 automatically reduces energy costs and is compatible with most HVAC solutions and equipped for Honeywell's Connected Guest integration. The e7 helps reduce the total cost of ownership by minimizing room downtime and automatically capturing the thermostat configuration. Its wired or wireless flexibility enables simplified installation in new-build or retrofit properties. For maximum flexibility the e7 also provides standalone HVAC control and occupancy-based sensing that customarily requires a door switch monitor and motion sensor. (Source: Honeywell, Hospitality Net, Mar., 2018) Contact: Honeywell, Thurman Melson, VP, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, www.honeywell.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Honeywell,  Energy Management,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Laurel Mississippi Launches Energy Efficiency Plan (Ind. Report)
    Energy Efficiency
    Date: 2018-03-07
    In Mississippi, the City of Laurel (pop. 18,760) is announcing an energy efficiency project aimed at renewing and enhancing the city's numerous historic buildings, cutting energy costs, and savong the city more than $1.2 million per year in energy costs.

    The program will upgrade all building thermostats, HVAC systems, install energy efficient LED lighting both indoor and out, and upgrade building "envelopes." The upgrades are expected to cut the city's utility costs by at least 20 pct and generate $2.85 million in capital savings. (Source: City of Laural, WDAM, AST Sunday, 4 Mar., 2018) Contact: City of Laural, www.laurelms.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


    Ancient Carbon Found in Canadian Arctic Waters (Ind. Report)
    Vrije University
    Date: 2018-03-07
    The Washington Post is reporting that research from Amsterdam's Vrije University and a U.K. University utilizing radiocarbon dating on the content of waters in Canada's Northwest Territories have found what they described as "abundant pre-industrial carbon." The research is an indicator that ancient carbon released by thawing permafrost could be aggravating climate change to an as yet un-dertermined degree.

    The researchers are aiming to establish a basic measurement of the amount of old carbon flowing into Northwest Territories waters, and whether the amounts of old carbon are within usual norms. The research was published in the February journal Environmental Research Letters. (Source: Brinkwire, Washington Post, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Vrije University Amsterdam, Joshua Dean, +31 20 598 9898, www.vu.nl/en


    Italian Insurer Dropping Coal, Cutting Carbon Emissions (Int'l)
    Generali Group
    Date: 2018-03-07
    In Italy, Trieste-based insurance giant Generali Group, one of the largest insurance companies in the world, reports it will gradually reduce its €2 billion assets in the coal industry and increase its investments in green sectors to €3.5 billion by 2020.

    As part of its new Climate Strategy, the company will also offer new green insurance products focused on renewable energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency. The company has also committed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 pct from 2013 levels by 2020. (Source: Generali Group, Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A., Climate Action, Others, 5 Mar., 2018)Contact: Generali Group, www.generali.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  Coal,  Climate Change,  


    NASA Warns of Arctic Permafrost Carbon Release (Ind. Report)
    NASA,NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Date: 2018-03-07
    A new study from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has found that Arctic permafrost -- formerly thought to be at least temporarily shielded from global warming by its extreme environment -- will thaw enough to become a permanent source of carbon to the atmosphere in this century, with the peak transition occurring in 40 to 60 years. According to the study, by the year 2300, total carbon emissions from this region will be 10 times higher than all human-produced fossil fuel emissions in 2016.

    The study, led by scientist Nicholas Parazoo, used data on soil temperatures in Alaska and Siberia from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, with a numerical model from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, that calculates changes in carbon emissions as plants grow and permafrost thaws in response to climate change. (Source: NASA, India Blooms News Service , 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Nicholas Parazoo, (818) 354-4321, www.jpl.nasa.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory ,  CO2,  Carbon Dioxide,  Carbon Emissions,  Permafrost,  NASA,  


    SDG&E Proposes Emergency Serv. Energy Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
    San Diego Gas & Electric
    Date: 2018-03-07
    In the Golden State, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) , a unit of Sempra, reports it seeks to add up to 166 megawatts of energy storage to support fire and police stations, emergency operation centers, and emergency evacuation sites an other rural public-sector facilities, subject to California PUC approvals. The projects would be implemented in phases over the next few years with all projects in operation by 2024.

    The utility's plan includes an Energy Storage Customer Program Pilot and incentives for nonprofit care facilities to purchase energy storage systems.

    The proposals are in response to California's Assembly Bill 2868 that was signed into law in 2016 and allows the company to add distributed energy storage, according to SDG&E. (Source: SDG&E, Mar., 2018)Contact: San Diego Gas & Electric, www.sdge.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News San Diego Gas & Electric,  Energy STorage,  


    Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation Launched (Ind. Report)
    PNNL,International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation
    Date: 2018-03-07
    In January, nearly 300 energy storage leaders from around the world gathered at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in Dalian, China, in to forge the International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation (ICESI). The organization aims to connect the international research community with industry to address long-term challenges for developing and deploying energy storage technologies for the power grid. The ICESI attendees represented the United States, China, Spain, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Korea.

    ICESI has formed committees to address specific challenges around energy storage assessment, lithium-ion batteries, redox flow batteries, long-term research and emerging technologies, and other energy storage related issues. The coalition will also assess specific markets and technologies, as well as produce annual reports summarizing their progress. (Source: PNNL, PR, Mar., 2018) Contact: International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation, PNNL, Susan Bauer, PNNL, (509) 372-6083, icesi.csp.escience.cn

    More Low-Carbon Energy News PNNL,  Energy Storage,  


    HECO RFP Seeks 300MW of Renewable Energy (Ind. Report)
    Hawaiian Electric Companies
    Date: 2018-03-07
    In the Aloha State, Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) reports it is seeking 300MW of wind and solar projects -- with or without storage capacity -- in a new RFP with unique power purchase agreements.

    Three of the four utilities that comprise HECO participated in the RFP, representing service areas on O'ahu, Maui and the big island. These seek 220 MW, 60 MW and 20 MW, respectively. The RFP also calls out a goal adding solar through 2022 in order to take advantage of the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). (Source: HECO, PV Mag, 2 Mar., 2018) Contact: HECO, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, andrfi@hawaiianelectric.com, www.hawaiianelectric.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hawaiian Electric Companies,  HECO,  Renewwable Energy,  Energy Storage,  


    Hawai'i Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Report -- Attached (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2018-03-07
    In Honolulu, the Hawai'i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission has released its Hawai'i Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report warning of the dire consequences of climate change.

    According to the report, "Rapid warming of the atmosphere and oceans, caused by two centuries of unabated carbon emissions, is causing increasing rates of sea level rise, unprecedented in human history, that threatens natural environments and development on low-lying coasts. Sea level rise is an inevitable outcome of global warming that will continue through many centuries even if human-generated global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were stopped today. However, much of what happens with future sea level rise will depend on our ability, or inability, to implement aggressive global carbon emissions reduction programs envisioned through the 2016 Paris Climate Accord."

    Download the full Hawai'i Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report HERE. (Source: MauiTime Weekly, 5 Mar., 2018)Contact: Hawai'i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission, www.climateadaptation.hawaii.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hawaii,  Climate Change,  Climate Change Mitigation,  


    Enerkem, AkzoNobel Backing Rotterdam Waste Recycling Plant (Int'l)
    Enerkem, AkzoNobel
    Date: 2018-03-07
    Following on our Feb. 21st coverage, a consortium that includes Montreal-based Enerkem has announced an initial €9 million of funding for a proposed waste-to-chemicals plant in Rotterdam. A further €200 million commitment is expected later in the year pending financial approval from the project's lead financial advisor.

    If constructed, the plant will convert up to 360,000 tpy of mixed waste into 220,000 tpy (270 million litres) of eco-methanol, a colourless alcohol similar to ethanol. It would also keep approximately 300,000 tpy of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.

    The consortium members include Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam, The project, which will use Enerkem's proprietary technology, is also supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the Province of Zuid-Holland and the regional developement authority InnovationQuarter. (Source: Enerkem, Akzo Nobel, Biobased News, Various Media, 6 Mar., 2018)Contact: Enerkem Inc. Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, (514) 875-0284 X 251, vchornet@enerkem.com, www.enerkem.com; AkzoNobel, Peter Nieuwenhuizen, +31 88 969 7833, www.akzonobel.com; Air Liquide, Chet Benham, VP Advanced Technologies, (781) 491-0807, www.airliquide.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol,  Enerkem,  AkzoNobel,  


    Alberta Expands Hospitality Ind. Energy Rebate Program (Ind. Report)
    Energy Efficiency
    Date: 2018-03-07
    On the Canadian Prairies, Alberta Environment Minister Hon. Shannon Phillips reports the government will increase the Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Savings Program maximum hospitality industry energy efficiency rebate from $60,000 to $100,000. The program is also adding 23 new eligible products used specifically by the hospitality industry, Rebates for lighting, water-heating and HVAC products have also been expanded and the application process simplified.

    During the first eight months of the program, more than 1,200 participants received a total of $3.5 million in rebates for an average of $2,600 per project. These projects represent over $11 million that's been invested in upgrading facilities across the province and that investment will save 40,000 gigajoules of energy each year," according to the Ministry's release. (Source: Alberta Environment Minister , Global News, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Alberta Environment Minister, aep.alberta.ca/about-us/ministers-office

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Efficiency rebate,  ,  


    ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics Bullish on Algae Biofuel (Ind. Report)
    ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics
    Date: 2018-03-07
    ExxonMobil and La Jolla,California-based Synthetic Genomics report they are collaborating to produce up to 10,000 bpd of algae biofuel every day by 2025. The pair have been collaborating to create oil from algae since 2009.

    "The progress we are making in the lab toward engineering highly efficient algae strains that convert sunlight and CO2 into renewable high energy density biofuel is exciting and warrants continued research about how our technology will scale. Our (California) outdoor algal facility creates a perfect stepping stone from our labs to the greenhouse and to the outdoors to lay the foundation for a large scale commercial deployment of our technology in the future," Synthetic Genomics CEO Oliver Fetzer notes. (Source: ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics, innovators, 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: ExxonMobil, http://corporate.exxonmobil.com; Synthetic Genomica, Oliver Fetzer, CEO, (858) 754-2900, www.syntheticgenomics.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ExxonMobil,  Synthetic Genomics ,  Algae,  Algae Biofuel,  


    CHAR Technologies Snares ALTECH Group (M&A)
    ALTECH Group,CHAR Technologies
    Date: 2018-03-07
    Mississauga, Ontario-based CHAR Technologies Ltd. is reporting acquisition of the ALTECH Group in an effort to expand the offering of its SulfaCHAR and CleanFyre.

    SulfaCHAR removes hydrogen sulfide from renewable natural gas -- biogas from anaerobic digesters and landfill gas -- as well as other contaminants from industrial air emissions. CleanFyre® is a bio-coal product that is a cost effective substitute with similar energy potential to coal as a fossil fuel. The major advantage of bio-coal is that it is Greenhouse Gas (GHG) neutral. Companies replacing coal with CleanFyre will be eligible to earn GHG Credits in the fight for Climate Change.

    The ALTECH Group provides environmental engineering solutions to industry in North America in the areas of air pollution control, industrial energy efficiency, and process water recycling. (Source: CHAR Technologies, HazMat, 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: ALTECH Group, Alex Keen, akeen@altech-group.com, www.altech-group.com; CHAR Technologies, Andrew White, andrew.white@chartechnologies.com, www.chartechnologies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bio-coal,  ALTECH Group,  CHAR Technologies,  Biogas,  


    Low-Carbon Innovation Funding Offered in Ontario (Funding)
    Green Ontario Fund
    Date: 2018-03-07
    At Queens Park in Toronto, the government of Ontario has pledged up to $300 million in seed funding to advance low-carbon technologies and/or implement strategies to make greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction more economically viable. Ontario-based companies and organizations will have until May 7, 2018 to submit their concepts to the newly announced GreenON Challenge.

    According to the Green Ontario Fund, this funding opens up a broad range of possibilities and initiatives that support the "transformative adoption of low-carbon technologies and processes in buildings or the production of goods."

    Proposed low-carbon innovation projects seeking funding must be in Ontario and be completed within four years. They will not be eligible for any other funds derived from the provincial cap-and-trade program. (Source: Green Ontario Fund, REMI Network, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Green Ontario Fund, Parminder Sandhu, interim CEO, (888) 728-8444, www.greenon.ca

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Low-carbon,  Green Ontario Fund,  


    Aemetis Touts Cellulosic Ethanol Demo Success (Ind. Report)
    Aemetis,LanzaTech
    Date: 2018-03-07
    Cupertino, California-headquartered advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals producer Aemetis, Inc. is reporting the completion and and operated of an integrated demonstration unit for more than 120 days of continuous operations with 94% uptime, meeting the requirements for a USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program guaranteed loan.

    In partnership with its key technology providers InEnTec and LanzaTech, Aemetis optimized the integration of an advanced arc furnace and gas fermentation technologies to convert waste biomass into low carbon, renewable cellulosic ethanol and fish meal. The unit was built at the InEnTec Technology Center in Richland, Washington and demonstrated the fully integrated system, including biomass handling, gasification, gas clean up, waste treatment and distillation systems. With a 20-year feedstock supply agreement and a 55-year lease already signed, the 12 million gpy Riverbank plant is expected to begin operations in 2019.

    For the demonstration unit, Aemetis used waste orchard wood and nut shells from almond and walnut trees as feedstock, gasified the biomass using a high temperature plasma gasification system to produce syngas, cooled and cleaned the syngas, and supplied the syngas to a patented gas fermentation bioreactor to produce an ethanol "broth" which was distilled to produce commercial grade ethanol.(Source: Aemetis Inc., PR, Newswire, 6 Mar., 2018)Contact: Aemetis, Satya Chillara, (408) 213-0939, schillara@aemetis.com, www.aemetis.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, jennifer@lanzatech.com, www.lanzatech.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis,  Ethanol,  Cellulosic,  LanzaTech,  


    Vertimass Wins New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Sustainable Chemicals Challenge (Ind. Report)
    Vertimass, NCGA
    Date: 2018-03-07
    The National Corn Growers Association named Irvine, California-headquartered Vertimass LLC as one of six awardees of the Consider Corn Challenge: New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Making Sustainable Chemicals Competition.

    Vertimass believes their technology of converting sustainable ethanol into fungible gasoline, diesel, jet fuel blend stocks and the chemical building blocks benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) can substantially increase corn demand in the US. This innovative technology eliminates the ethanol blend wall that currently limits ethanol use and allows for further expansion of renewable fuels and chemicals while maintaining a low greenhouse gas footprint.

    According to Vertimass, "This innovative technology will be fully applicable to conversion of ethanol from cellulosic biomass such as agricultural residues and dedicated energy crops and sugars into BTEX and hydrocarbon fuels as it is to corn ethanol." (Source: Vertimass LLC, PR, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Vertimass, Charles Wyman, CEO, John Hannon, COO, (949) 417-4307, www.vertimass.com; : NCGA, (202) 326-0644, www.ncga.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NCGA,  Vertimass,  Corn,  Ethanol,  Biofuel Feedstock,  


    Connecticut Considers Biogas Mandate Legislation (Reg & Leg)
    RNG
    Date: 2018-03-07
    In Hartford, the Connecticut legislature is studying a bill that if passed into law would require gas companies to ensure at least 5 pct of their products or services be from landfill methane -- renewable natural gas (RNG) -- by 2033.

    The legislation would create an RNG renewable portfolio standard, establish a procurement process, and direct the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to establish quality standards for RNG, as well as require electric distribution companies to acquire electricity from a biomass facility.

    Connecticut reportedly has potential capacity for 41 MW of electricity from RNG that could displace 540,000 tpy of CO2. (Source: Various Media, UtilityDive, 6 Mar., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  RNG,  Landfill Methane,  Landfill Gas,  


    BioNB Touts Bioscience, Biotech Sector Growth (Ind. Report)
    BioNB
    Date: 2018-03-05
    In its just released annual report, Fredericton, New Brusnwick-based biotechnology advocacy group BioNB is reporting healthy growth in the province bio technology and bioenergy sector and its impact on the province economy.

    According to the report, more than 100 New Brunswick-based companies ranging from startups to established firms have participated in international accelerator programs and won international pitch competitions and are presently active in the province's biotech-bioenergy sector. Some of the ventures have raised millions of dollars in private investment. (Source: BioNB, PR, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: BioNB, Meaghan Seagrave, Exec. Dir., (506) 444-2444, info@bionb.org, www.bionb.org

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    Ingeteam Wins Zuma Energia Wind Control Center Contract (Int'l)
    Ingeteam,Zuma Energia
    Date: 2018-03-05
    Electrical conversion and turbine control equipment specialist Ingeteam reports it has contracted with Mexican renewable energy developer Zuma EnergĂ­a to provide a state-of-the-art control center for its operational wind farm in Oaxaca, PE Ingenio.

    The platform, to be located in Mexico City, will collect real time wind farm operation data to help Zuma better manage and optimize the operation and maintenance of its wind turbines, substations, electricity market and the variations of meteorological conditions. All key condition parameters, such as temperatures, vibrations, operating conditions and alarms are monitored and stored in Big Data" databases. (Source: Ingeteam Wind Energy, PR, 26 Feb., 2018) Contact: Ingeteam Wind Energy, Jorge Acedo, R&D Director of Control Systems, Jonathan Taylor, VP, +352 43 791, (414) 934-4100 -- Wisconsin Office, www.ingeteam.com; Zuma Energia, www.zumaenergia.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ingeteam,  Zuma Energia,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  


    Renewables as Important as Nat. Gas in Cutting Emissions (Ind. Report)
    Renewable Energy,BNEF
    Date: 2018-03-05
    According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance's (BNEF) Sustainable Energy For America report for 2018 and the Environmental Defense Fund, the impact renewables have had on power sector emissions, which fell 10 pct from 2007 to 2013, have played a larger role in reducing power sector emissions in 2017 than switching to natural gas. Those emissions dropped a hefty 4.2 pct in 2017.

    Power generation now follows the transportation sector as the country's largest GHG emitter. In all, total US emissions are lower than they have been since 1991. According to the BNEF figures, between 2007 and 2013, renewables decreased total CO2 emissions by 2.3 to 3.3 pct -- about the same as the 2.5 to 3.6 pct that shifting from coal to natural gas contributed.

    Access the Sustainable Energy in America factbook HERE. (Source: BCSE, CleanTechnica, Other Media, 1 Mar., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Gas,  BNEF,  Renewable,  Renewable Energy,  Carbon Emissions,  


    Green Climate Fund Supports Zamibian Climate Efforts (Int'l)
    Green Climate Fund
    Date: 2018-03-05
    The South Korean-based Green Climate Fund (GCF) reports it has approved $84.5 million to support two Zambian projects in the energy and agriculture sectors, state media reported. Of the total, $52.2 million will go to the Zambia Renewable Energy Financing Framework supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB) while $32.3 million will be earmarked for an agriculture development project. The share reserved for agriculture will strengthen the capacity of farmers to plan for climate risks that threaten to derail development gains, promote climate resilient agricultural production and diversification practices to improve food security and income generation, improve access to markets, and foster the commercialization of climate-resilient agricultural commodities, and mitigate the effects of climate change on the energy sector.

    The GCF, part of the UNFCCC, assists developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. The GCF program in Zambia is managed by the National Designated Authority. (Source: Green Climate Fund, PR, Media Africa, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: Green Climate Fund, +82.32.458.6000, www.greenclimate.fund; UNFCCC, www.unfccc.int

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    Namibia Needs $33Bn to Meet Climate Change Commitment (Int'l)
    Development Bank of Southern Africa
    Date: 2018-03-05
    In the Namibia capital of Windhoek, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) are reporting the country will need nearly $33 billion (US) for climate change adaptation and mitigation as per its Paris Climate Agreement Implementation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions.

    According to the Ministry, only 10 pct of the necessary funds can be sourced domestically. Fully 90pct of the needed funds will be raised from multilateral and bilateral sources in line with Article 4 of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) particularly the principle of common but differentiated responsibility. Namibia (pop. 2.587 million) has committed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 89 pct by 2030. (Source: Namibia NewEra, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: Development Bank of Southern Africa, www.dbsa.org; Namibia Ministry of Environment and Tourism, +264 61 284 2333, www.met.gov.na; UNFCCC, www.unfccc.int

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  UNFCCC,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  Paris Climate Agreement,  


    Jay, Maine Approves $5.87Mn Energy Efficiency Upgrades (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2018-03-05
    In Jay, Maine, Regional School Unit 73 reports it has approved a $5,874,764 energy efficiency upgrade program that would include the replacement of heating boilers, retrofit lighting systems, and roofing and building envelope improvements to help cut energy consumption and energy costs.

    RSU 73 intends to utilize performance contracting that would guarantee annual energy savings of $110,532, as well as make use of one-time funding through Efficiency Maine. The E-Maine incentives would go toward offsetting the $3 million total project cost of the SMES improvements. State law sets a cap of $2.5 million for performance contracting. (Source: Maine Regional School Unit 73, Franklin County Daily Bulldog, 2 Mar., 2018) Contact: Maine Regional School Unit 73, (207) 847-6722, www.rsu73.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  

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