The projects, totaling 10 MW of AC solar and 15 MW/30 MWh of energy storage, are estimated to cost $31 million and save $4 million annually through peak load reduction.
The storage units, which are being developed by NextEra Energy, will supply energy to 7,000 area homes. The solar plants will be built by French energy firm Engie. Connexus has a 25-year agreement with Engie and a 25-year storage commitment with NextEra.
Connexus Energy is the Badger State's largest electric cooperative providing electricity and related products to more than 130,000 member residents and businesses in portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne, and Washington counties.
(Source: Connexus, Star Tribune, Utility Dive, 7 Aug., 2018) Contact: Connexus Energy, (763) 323-2600, www.connexusenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Connexus , Solar, Energy Storage,
At least 42 pct of Italian businesses are "green-oriented", according to a November 2017 report by Italy's Foundation for Sustainable Development. Core green businesses make up 27 pct of Italian companies, and go green businesses make up 14.5 pct of the total.
Italy aims to reduce emissions by at least 80 pct from its 1990 levels by 2030 in keeping with the EU's long-term Paris agreement target, the S&P report said.
Major Italian banks financed over €27 billion ($31.3 billion) of renewable energy capacity between 2007 and 2014.
Italian Banks are also exploring the financing of green building and energy efficiency that would enable the country to reduce the carbon intensity of its building stock which, on average, is among the oldest in Europe. (Source: Foundation for Sustainable Development, Xinhua, 3 Aug., 2018) Contact: Foundation for Sustainable Development, www.fsd.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building, Energy Efficiency, ,
The report considers: developments relating to the bioenergy products; technology advancements; profiles leading market players and suppliers. It also examines global bioenergy market drivers, restraints, challenges, emerging markets, pricing structure, and the latest trends and industrial policies.
Report detail and sample are available HERE.
(Source: Market Biz, Business Tactics, 30 July, 2018)
Contact: Market Biz, (857) 239-0696, email@example.com, market.biz/
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group chief financial officer, Suzlon.
The company presently hols a 20 pct share in the 7,500 MW wind capacity already auctioned, although
FY2019 may not see huge commissioning volumes, the company said. On 4 August,
Suzlon reported a net loss in the June quarter, compared with a net profit in corresponding quarter last fiscal year.
The company's order book currently stands at 1,134 MW, it says. (Source: Suzlon, Times of India, 5 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Suzlon Group, J.P. Chalasani, CEO, +91 20 670 22000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.suzlon.com
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As previously reported, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and suffered "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: RFS, WNAX Radio, 2 Aug., 2018)Contact: RFA, Bob Dinneen, Pres., (202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS Waivers, Renewable Fuels Association, Renewable Fuel Standard ,
The storage pilot project will be connected to the DEWA grid. connect the storage systems to its grid. The project, in cooperation with Amplex Emirates, supports DEWA's efforts to promote energy efficiency, clean-energy production and energy storage technologies.
(Source: DEWA, TradeArabia News Service, Aug., 2018)
Contact: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saeed Al Tayer, CEO, +971 4 601 9999, www.dewa.gov.aesaid Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dubai Electricity and Water Authority,
The coffee shop's built-in sustainability features include: a living green roof packed with plants; a zone-controlled heat pump and energy-efficient LED lighting; heavy insulation for energy conservation; EV charging stations; and others. Additionally, all waste material generated through the construction of the store was diverted from landfill and sent for recycling.
(Source: Starbucks, edie.net, Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,
Seagrasses provide an important source of shelter and food for marine creatures, help combat erosion of the sediments which form the ocean bed, also filter bacterial pathogens in the water. In addition they consume carbon dioxide as a portion of the day photosynthetic activity.
The researchers found that carbon dioxide uptake by seagrass meadows can impede the pH of the sea water into their immediate environment and help fight the effects of acidification and climate change at the brief term.
(Source: Carnegie Institution for Science,
Green Optimistic, Blog, eurekalert, 1 Aug., 2018) Contact: Carnegie Institution for Science, David Koweek, Ken Caldeira, (650) 427-0488,
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Australia is starting to capitalize on its plentiful solar resources; in 2017, a record 3.5 million solar panels were installed across the country, a 41 pct increase on the previous year.
Its total solar capacity now sits at around 7,800 MW, placing it in the top 10 for global installations. (Source: Climate Action, 1 Aug., 2018) Contact: Wirol, https://wirsol.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Australia Solar,
According to Jennings, the EPA's proposal to flatline the standards will lead to increased gasoline use and tailpipe pollution, but not if the final rule paves the way for E25-E30 high octane fuel in future engines. (Source: American Coalition for Ethanol, WNAX Radio, 3 Aug., 2018)Contact: American Coalition for Ethanol, Brian Jennings, CEO, Ron Lamberty, VP, (605) 334-3381, https://ethanol.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol Blend, CAFE Standard, American Coalition for Ethanol,
Coal accounts for about 30 pct of total energy used globally and about 40 pct of total electric power generation, the report said.
(Source: US EIA, Inforsurhoy, 5 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal, US EIA,
At alsmost $20 billion, 2017's investment in Indian renewables accounted for over a third of investments in the power sector thanks to nearly double the money being poured into solar and wind projects. By comparison, in 2017 all investments in power projects based on coal, gas, and oil as fuel reached totaled just $16 billion altogether.
This increase in renenwables is largely accredited to to the recently decreasing prices of wind and solar power and the rising price of coal. (Source: International Energy Agency, Oilprice, Aug., 2018)
Contact: IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
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The experimental turbines will provide data that could pave the way for a vast wind farm at a future date.
The project will test new designs to anchor the turbines in seabed conditions found off the Virginia coast and to withstand hurricane-force winds.
The Commission previously rejects the project as too risky and expensive. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, Bacon's Rebellion, Blog, 4 Aug., 2018)Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, https://twitter.com/dominionenergy, www.dominionenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Renewable Energy, Dominion Energy, Wind Turbine, Wind,
The merge is expected to be be completed on Oct. 1, 2018.
When fully operational, UREC is expected to generate about NT$50 billion in sales in the first year and post NT$90-NT$100 billion in annual revenue within five years, according to Neo Solar. (Source: Neo Solar PowerFocus Taiwan, 4 Aug., 2018) Contact: Neo Solar Power, +886-6-700-6588, Fax: +886-6-384-1111, www.nsp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Neo Solar Power,
Under the deal, Wolf will construct, own, and operate the CO2 capture and pipeline transportation assets. Enhance will continue to be the owner and operator of the EOR project and carbon sequestration. Initially, Wolf will provide midstream services only to Enhance, with other suppliers and users of CO2 having future access to its capture, compression, and transportation services.
Initial CO2 flow rates on the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line are expected to start at 800 tpd in the fourth quarter of 2019, increasing to 4,400 tpd by the end of 2019.
Pipeline construction is slated to get underway within 60 days. Up to $305 million in construction funding will come from Wolf's investor, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. The project also has $223 million in funding from the Province of Alberta and $63 million in funding from the federal government.
The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) is the world's largest carbon capture and storage project. Pioneered in Alberta, Canada by Enhance Energy Inc., the ACTL is the first large-scale Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and storage project to actively work towards reducing environmental impacts while enriching the local economy. (Source: Enhance Energy, PR, Markets Insider, 2 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Enhance Energy Inc., (403) 984-0202,
email@example.com,www.enhanceenergy.com; Wolf Midstream, (403) 781-8181, www.wolfmidstream.com
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The new process utilizes an artificial pathway and highly active enzymes to create cells which have excellent isoprene-synthesizing capability. The new technology is used to make cells which have the capability to generate isoprene from a biomass (sugar) that serves as the starting material. The in-vivo generated isoprene is then polymerized to achieve synthesis of polyisoprene rubber. The research project effectively leveraged the cell design and plant science technologies of the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) to develop this new technology.
The technology can be used for butadiene-based synthetic rubber and other diene rubbers, according to a Yokohama release. (Source: Yokohama Rubber Co., Tires & Parts, Aug., 2018) Contact: Yokohama Rubber , www.y-yokohama.com/global
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Sugar Biomass,
At the halfway point for 2018, Brazil was the leading market for U.S. ethanol exports, receiving 345.9 mg -- about 37 pct of total shipments. Exports to Brazil in the first half of 2018 were up 28 pct over the same period in 2017.
Canada came in as the second-largest export market, with 159.5 mg of U.S. ethanol in the first six months of the year -- up 8 pct from the same period a year ago.
Other top markets for the first half of 2018 were India at 70.1 mg, China at 52.9 mg, South Korea at44.5 mg, followed by the Philippines for 43.7 mg.
RFA provides monthly export updates on its E-blog (including a summary of the June data released today) and annual statistical summaries for exports of both ethanol and distillers grains.
(Source: Renewable Fuels Association, SE AGNet, August 3, 2018) Contact: RFA, Bob Dinneen, Pres., (202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association, Biofuel, Ethanol ,
Transportation accounts for around half of all carbon emissions in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, yet these emissions are not regulated like those from our power plants, which are managed as part of RGGI. The meeting called for the regulation of greenhouse gases from all economic sectors, including transportation.
Ideas the emerged from the meeting included: a "cap-and-invest" approach that puts a price on transportation emissions and invests revenue back into communities and transportation infrastructure; congestion pricing for zones for different classes of vehicles; and greening school bus fleets, among others, all of which will be reported to the relevant government agencies and executives for consideration.
(Source: Regional Plan Association, New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, 3 Aug., 2018) Contact: RPA, Robert Freudenberg, Energy & Environmental Program Mgr, (212) 253-2727, http://lab.rpa.org;
New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, http://njadapt.rutgers.edu; New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, njadapt.rutgers.edu
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Marquis Energy, which began producing 100 million gpy in 2008, was the largest dry-mill ethanol facility in the United States by 2015, according to the company's website. The company presently produces approximately 1 million gpd of fuel-grade ethanol.
In addition to the Hennepin site, Marquis Energy has a facility in Necedah, Wisconsin.
(Source: Marquis Energy , Journal-Courier, 3 Aug., 2018) Contact:
Marquis Energy, Mark Marquis, CEO, Bart Pieper, Bus. Dev., (815) 825-7300, www.marquisenergy.com
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The facility , which will be co-owned by waste companies Cleanaway and ResourceCo, was supported by $30 million in funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. A portion of the $30 million will be used for a second plant at a location yet to be identified. The NSW government provided $5 million in funding.
The plant will process dry waste such as plastic, dirty paper and cardboard, and non-recyclable wood into small solid material -- processed engineered fuel (PEF) -- that can be burnt for power.
Over the lifetime of the facility, it is forecast to reduce carbon emissions by about 4 million tonnes.
(Source: CEFC, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 July, 2018) Contact: CEFC , Ian Learmonth, CEO, www.cefc.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Waste-to-Fuel, Clean Energy Finance Corporation,
These actions will enable Alliant Energy to exceed carbon reduction goals pledged originally by the U.S. under the voluntary Paris Accord. which calls for cutting carbon 32 pct below 2005 levels by 2030, Alliant Energy's plans enable a 40 percent reduction by that time.
(Source: Alliant Energy Corporation, PR, 2 Aug., 2018) Contact: Alliant Energy Corp., www.alliantenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alliant Energy, Carbon Emissions,
While certain onshore and offshore projects will still be eligible for the FiT, most projects starting in 2019 will need to win at auction. This is all part of the NEA's effort to ensure that wind energy reaches grid parity by 2020.
China is expected to surpass its national cumulative wind power target of 210 GW and will install on average over 20 GW worth of new wind capacity each year. (Source: China National Energy Administration , CleanTechnica, 31 July, 2018) Contact: China National Energy Administration, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, China Wind, China National Energy Administration,
Through the joint project development, Arensis will deliver 40 Entrade E5 biomass to energy units to Japan, equaling $15 million and generating 16,000,000 kWh of electricity annually. The agreement is the company's largest global project to date.
GME will be the supplier of wood pellets and wood chips to be used as feedstock for the energy systems, from which electric power will feed into the Japanese grid system under a Feed-In Tariff (FIT) scheme.
(Source: Arensis, Website, 2 Aug., 2018) Contact: Arensis, Julien Uhlig, CEO, Laurie Peters, VP Strategic Communications,
(818) 635 4101,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Arensis, Woody Biomass, Wood Pellet,
According to the release, the surge in renewables is the result of: significant hydropower generation, which covered around 20 pct of French electricity consumption during the period; an increasing share of wind, solar, and bio-energies which were able to account for over 10 pct of demand; and the fact that the second quarter of the year is traditionally characterized by lower demand than during the autumn and winter months.
According to the latest statistics released by the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition (CSFD), the first quarter of this year has seen a strong growth in new PV installations, with 246 MW of new PV capacity added.
The national state-owned utility, EDF, which is also the owner and operator of most of the country’s nuclear power assets, announced in December 2017 a plan to deploy 30 GW of solar plants in France by 2030.
(Source: Reseau de Transport d'Electricite, PV Mag., July 30, 2018) Contact: RTE, www.rte-france.com/en/accueil
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind,
The USGBC LEED rating system is widely seen as the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance, and energy efficiency.
The First GREEN Bank project implemented practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in the areas of water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The team also focused on innovation in design and, the new component for LEEDv4, location and transportation. (Source: First GREEN Bank, PR 31 July, 2018) Contact: First GREEN Bank, www.firstgreenbank.com; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building, Energy Efficiency, USGBC LEED,
The renewable diesel would meet both the federal Renewable Fuels Standard and California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard and would be marketed in California.
The proposal builds on a pilot project at the Dickinson Refinery, which has involved processing vegetable oil along with Bakken crude to produce a 5 pct renewable diesel blend.
The new project, which would process 12,000 bpd of locally sourced renewable feedstocks,
is expected to be complete in late 2020, subject to permitting approval. (Source: Andeavor, Bismark Tribune, 2 Aug., 2018) Contact: Andeavor, (210) 626-6000, www.andeavor.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Andeavor , Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel,
The EPA report documents millions of acres of wildlife habitat lost to ethanol crop production, increased nutrient pollution in waterways and air emissions and side effects worse than the gasoline the ethanol is replacing. According to Johnathan Lewis, senior counsel for climate policy with the Clean Air Task Force, ethanol from corn in particular is linked to increased emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) which contributes to and increases ozone formation.
In March, the Growing Renewable Energy through Existing and New Environmentally Responsible (GREENER) Fuels Act to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was introduced to the US Senate and Congress.
The GREENER Fuels Act sets out a clear goal of moving U.S. mandates away from a heavy reliance on food-based -- corn -- biofuels that have been linked to food price spikes and large-scale environmental contamination in the United States and around the world. (Source: EPA,
Public News Service - NY, Aug., 2018) Contact: Clean Air Task Force, www.catf.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, EPA, RFS, Clean Air Task Force,
In accordance with the Biofuel National Policy:
In other Indian biofuel news,
My Eco Energy (MEE) reports it will open more than 300 biofuel filling stations in the Indian state of Gujarat by 2019.
The new MEE biofuel sites will offer Indizel, the only renewable fuel in India which complies with EN 590, BS-VI, and EURO 6 quality standards.
Indizel can be used in all diesel engines without engine modification or blending limits, according to the company.
(Source: India Today, Hindu Business Line, Petrol Plaza, 1 Aug., 2018)
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The project is one of the first ground-up new construction projects in Colorado to come through the state's C-PACE Program, which allows developers to use C-PACE funds for up to 20 pct of their construction budgets for property elements that meet or exceed the state's energy- and water-efficiency standards. It is also the second C-PACE investment in manufacturing for the state, and the second Montrose County project.
Greenworks provides C-PACE financing in 13 states and the District of Columbia and has funded several energy retrofits of commercial buildings in the greater Denver metro area. C-PACE funding is designed to help building owners access private-sector financing to upgrade or build anew with energy-efficiency, clean-energy and water-efficiency infrastructure.
Greenworks Lending is a private capital provider dedicated to funding commercial property owner investment in renewable energy and energy-efficiency projects through state legislated C-PACE programs on a national level. Greenworks utilizes C-PACE financing so building owners can access long-term, lower-cost capital to make smart, cost-saving improvements to commercial buildings.
(Source: Greenworks Lending, PR, Aug., 2018)
Contact: Greenworks Lending, Adam Moskowitz, (203) 837-7816,
www.greenworkslending.com; Mayfly Outdoors, www.mayflyoutdoors.com; C -PACE, www.copace.com
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A wide array of environmental data, including global climate indicators and extreme weather events, were examined for the 300-page study spearheaded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorology Society.
Many climate scientists blame greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels for driving man-made climate change. Concentrations of CO2 reached 405 ppm in the atmosphere in 2017 -- up 2.2 ppm above 2016 levels. Global surface temperatures were 0.68 to 0.86 degrees F above the 1981 to 2010, depending on the dataset used, making 2017 the warmest non-El Nino year on record. The report also notes the number of tropical cyclones and Atlantic hurricanes rose slightly above an average 82 per year to 85 per year. Meanwhile, after reaching a peak in global drought area in 2016, scientists saw the drought area dip in 2017 before rising to above-average values later in the year. While Mexico and other countries experienced their warmest year on record, the U.S. only saw it's third-warmest year since records began in 1895.
Download A Look at 2017 Takeaway Points from the State of the Climate Supplement HERE. (Source: NOAA, American Meteorological Society, Ang, 2018) Contact: American Meterological Society, ; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Benjamin Friedman, (301) 713-1208, www.noaa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, Climate Change,
In 2017, the Hillsboro community purchased 1.73 billion kilowatt hours of green power -- electricity that comes from renewable resources like solar, wind and geothermal. The city also offset 35 pct of its power bill with renewable energy. All told, from the city government to the local industry to private residents, almost 65 pct of the electricity used in Hillsboro last year was green power. The city is aiming for 75 pct green power community-wide by 2035.
The city is also switching to LED lighting and sensor technology and has cut its overall energy consumption by 26 pct since 2009, leading the country, at least among members of the DOE Better Build Challenge.
(Source: City of Hillsboro, KATU2, 1 Aug., 2018) Contact: City of Hillsboro, Peter Brandom, Snr. Project Manager, www.hillsboro-oregon.gov; DOE Better Build Challenge, betterbuildingsinitiative.energy.gov/challenge
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, DOE Better Build Challenge, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
According to Brown, "There is concern that we could lose our utilities, and if we do that, our whole program, of trying to deal with renewable energy and mitigate climate change, would be adversely affected."
The governor also offered a draft proposal to lawmakers last week that would loosen the strict liability that utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric Co. now bear following a series of massive wild fires in 2017. PG&E has already planned for payments of at least $2.5 billion for those fires, and has warned additional costs could raise the possibility of bankruptcy.
Under Brown's proposal, courts would have to "balance the public benefit of the utility company's services to consumers with the harm caused to private property." And, although the proposal would increase fines and bar electric utilities from passing the costs to their customers, it could give relief to any company that complied with safety regulations. (Source: Office of Gov. Jerry Brown, LA Times, 1 Aug., 2018) Contact: Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown, (916) 445-2841, http://gov.ca.go
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Jerry Brown,
Standard Solar provided financing for and owns the Gallup solar farm which is spread out over 31 acres.
(Source: Standard Solar, PR, PEI, 1 Aug., 2018) Contact: Standard Solar, (301) 944-1200, www.standardsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Standard Solar, Solar,
This transaction follows on an earlier agreement between the two companies concerning three projects for 588 MW. Total capacity of the 5 project portfolio is 920 MW.
EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 10 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, biomass and biogas projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. (Source: EDF Renewables, PR, 1 Aug., 2018)
Contact: EDF Renewable,
Nate McMurry, Director for Divestiture and Portfolio Strategy, Bruno Bensasson, VP Renewable Energies; Sandi Briner, (858) 521 3525, Sandi.Briner@edf-re.com, www.edf-re.com; PGGM, Erik van de Brake, www.pggm.nl
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Montauk which has been engaged in commercial-scale development of renewable energy facilities for more than 30 years, was spun off from South African black empowerment investment company Hosken Consolidated Investments in 2014 but remains listed on the JSE.
The company extracts and converts methane gas from waste landfills across the US where it benefits from subsidies through the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
(Source: Montauk Energy LLC, Business Day, 2 Aug., 2018) Contact: Montauk Energy LLC, Marty Ryan, CEO, (412) 747-8700, www.montaukenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Montauk Energy, Biogas, Anearobic Digestion,
Pattern Energy Group presently operates one wind farm in eastern New Mexico with a second wind farm under construction. (Source: Pattern Energy, Aug., 2018) Contact: Pattern Energy Group, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patternenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pattern Energy, Wind,
At least seven states have proposed carbon pricing legislation. Carbon pricing is basically this broad term for putting a price on CO2 emissions. It includes things like a carbon tax or a cap and trade program. Alaska's draft plan recommends the state should think about endorsing a national strategy to put a price on carbon while also taking steps to implement its own carbon tax. The most commonly talked about ways that could work is, as fuel comes out of the ground, oil and gas companies would pay a fee. And that cash would be used to help fund various energy efficiency projects and more studies to better understand the impacts of climate change.
The company advises on corporate strategy and sources financing for solar projects and brokers Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC]) contracts and long-term power contracts. (Source: Reneu Energy, PR, 1 Aug., 2018) Contact: Reneu Energy,
Benoy Thanjan, founder and CEO, (201) 743-9533, (619) 490-9473, www.reneuenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Reneu Energy, Solar, Energy Storage,
"For 48 years -- since one of my heroes, then-Gov. Ronald Reagan, requested it -- California has had a waiver from the federal government to clean our own air. If the President (Trump) thinks he can win this fight, he's out of his mind." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2003-211 California Governor (D) , commenting on Trump's proposed withdrawal of California's Clean Air Act pre-emption waiver. California and about a dozen states follow its rules account for about a third of all the passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. August 1, 2018
According to the AEA, nonresidential buildings consume more than half the building energy use in Alaska, and the majority of these buildings are privately owned. The Commercial Building Energy Audit program is designed to pay up to 75 pct of the cost of an ASHRAE level 1+ energy audit performed on privately owned commercial buildings. The audit cost is set by the building size and ranges from $600 for buildings up to 3,000 square feet up to $2,100 for buildings over 20,000 square feet.
The AEA reports that results of past similar programs indicate average energy savings of roughly 1/3 resulting from economic efficiency investments with average simple paybacks of just over six years. (Source: Alaska Energy Authority , The News, 2 Aug., 2018) Contact; Alaska Energy Efficiency Map, www.akenergyefficiencymap.org, Alaska Energy Authority, (888) 300-8534, www.akenergyauthority.org
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The facility will produce Green hydrogen from on-site solar using electrolysis, fueling a range of gas appliances and blending hydrogen into the natural gas pipeline. The $3.3 million ($2.5 million) development project will also evaluate the potential for renewable hydrogen to be exported at a larger scale.
Japan is seen as a potential market for Australian renewable hydrogen.
(Source: ARENA, MarEx, 31 July, 2018) Contact: ARENA, Ian Kay, Acting CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, email@example.com, http://arena.gov.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen, Australian Renewable Energy Agency,
presently FPL has over 935 MW of operational solar capacity, including 14 solar parks and several small solar systems. The company aims to have roughly 10 million PV panels in operation by 2022
(Source: Florida Power & Light, Renewables, 1 August., 2018) Contact: FP&L, www.fpl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Florida Power & Light, Solar,
Drax, which upgraded three of its coal burning units to biomass with a fourth currently being converted, plans to repower the plant's two remaining coal units to natural gas and to develop up to 200MW of battery energy storage. (Source: DRAX Power, Siemens, RE, 31 July, 2018)
Contact: Drax Power, Andy Koss, CEO, +44 0 1757 618381, www.draxpower.com, www.draxbiomass.com
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The upgraded and newly designed wastewater facility was built with energy efficiency in mind. Most notably, the plant's aerators were installed with energy-saving variable frequency drives (VFD) and dissolved-oxygen controls, sludge blowers and multiple process pumps with VFDs to optimize the plant.
The upgrades save the City of Fruitland more than 1.5 million annual kWh -- sufficient energy for approximately 132 average homes for a year. (Source: Idaho Power, City of Fruitland, Argus Observer, 26 July, 2018) Contact: Idaho Power, www.idahopower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Idaho Power ,
In May 2017, Ensyn Corporation, Iogen, LanzaTech, OPIS, Steeper Energy, and Targray joined ABFC.
(Source: Advanced Biofuels Canada, PR, 31 July, 2018) Contact: Advanced Biofuels Canada, (604) 494-0040, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.advancedbiofuels.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuels Canada ,