When fully operational, the plant is expected to have two production lines producing as much as 220,000 mt of "green" methanol from 360,000 mtpy of waste materials. The new plant should also generate CO2 emission savings of around 300,000 mtpy.
An Initial €9 million ($11 million) investment is expected to cover the set-up of a joint venture, engineering and the completion of permitting processes.
The completed plant is expected to come in at approximately €200 million. (Source: Enerkem, Platts, 16 Feb., 2018) Contact:Enerkem Inc. Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, (514) 875-0284 X 251, email@example.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 Enerkem, AkzoNobel, Air Liquide, Methanol,
According to Honeywell, the new fuel can replace as much as half of the petroleum jet fuel used in flight, without changing the aircraft technology and still meet emission standards established by the ASTM, resulting in a potential 65 to 85 pct cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to standard petroleum jet fuel.
The Carinata oil engineered by Quebec-based Agrisoma is intended for industrial use in the production of bio and jet fuels.
When pressed, this seeds yield half their weight in oils that is then refined into jet fuel by AltAir, at the world's first commercial-scale renewable jet fuel plant in Paramount, California. (Source: Honeywell, AutoCar news, 19 Feb., 2018) Contact: Honeywell UOP, Rebecca Liebert, Pres.,CEO, www.uop.com; Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com, www.growcarinata.com; Altair Fuels, Bryan Sherbacow, CEO, (843) 720-8920, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.altairfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carinata, Honeywell UOP, Aviation Biofuel, Agrisoma, AltAir,
"The ongoing issues with the RFS program are structural in nature, apply to all regulated parties, and need to be addressed on a nationwide basis, according to the API. API recommends that EPA deny the state waivers and should not approve any small refinery exemptions. "The RFS needs comprehensive reform," API says.
(Source: API, Platts, SPGlobal, Various Media, Contact: API, Frank Macchiarola, Dir., (202) 682-8114, www.api.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Petroleum Institute, EPA, RFS, Biofuel Blend ,
Commercial buildings that were constructed or renovated to include energy-efficient equipment -- lighting or HVAC systems -- are now eligible for an accelerated tax deduction up to $1.80 per square foot under the extended Energy Policy Act of 2005. This deduction may also be available to the primary designers of government buildings subject to certain conditions.
(Source: Ryan, PR, 13 Feb., 2018) Contact: Ryan,
Allea Newbold , Principal, (813) 228-7100,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group published its 6th report on key regulatory policies used to improve existing buildings. The Energy Efficiency Finance Task Group (EEFTG) developed a toolkit providing voluntary options for policy makers, private financial institutions and development banks to scale up investments in energy efficiency.
Download the Supporting Energy Efficiency
Progress in Major Economies report
HERE. (Source: IPEEC, IISD, Feb., 2017) Contact: IPEEC, www.ipeec.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation, Energy Efficiency,
Both projects are part of the Wind XI commitment that the company announced back in April of 2016, which would see MidAmerican Energy invest $3.6 billion to construct 2 GW worth of new wind power in Iowa.
(Source: MidAmerican, CleanTechnica, Others, 13 Feb., 2018)
Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News MidAmerican Energy , Wind,
Access WindEurope's Wind in Power 2017 Report HERE.
(Source: WindEurope, CNBC, 13 Feb., 2018) Contact: WindEurope,
+32 2 213 1811 / Fax: +32 2 213 1890, email@example.com, www.windeurope.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News WindEurope, Wind,
According to Nicholas K. Akins, AEP Chairman, President and CEO, "The strategy doesn't mean AEP will become a purely clean energy company. We believe in an 'all of the above' strategy, which includes investments in energy efficiency, renewables, natural gas, nuclear, hydro-electric and pumped storage and coal." AEP notes it has "factored future carbon regulations into the company's evaluation of generation resource options for many years and will continue to do so."
Since 2000, AEP has slashed CO2 emissions by 44 pct. Only 47 pct of AEP's generation fleet is coal-fired, compared to 70 pct in 2005 while renewable capacity is up from 4 pct in 2005 to 13 pct today. (Source: AEP, Feb., 2016)Contact: AEP, (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Electric Power, Carbon Emissions,
The investment, which covers 10 projects in Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Spain and Sweden, will mobilize investments leading to an additional €2 billion, as Member States can make use of other EU funding sources.
The 10 projects have a total budget of €182.2 million, of which €29.4 million is earmarked for
2 projects specific to climate change adaptation. (Source: European Commission, 8 Feb., 2018) Contact: European Commission, Miguel Arias Canete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy https://ec.europa.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Commission, Low-Carbon Economy, Climate Change Adaptation,
Upon reflection, those same legislators under public and industry pressure are now decrying the move as a "hidden tax" on utility customers who are still paying surcharges on their utility bills to unknowingly fund the depleted programs. The legislators are now seeking to reverse their action and restore the now grossly underfunded energy efficiency programs.
(Source: Connecticut NPR, Hartford Courant, Others, 13 Feb., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
Through operations and maintenance improvements, the terminal has seen a 30 pct increase in performance compared to other airport terminals and uses 34 pct less water than comparable buildings.
Since opening in 2001, T4 has grown from serving 6 million passengers per year to more than 21 million travelers. (Source: USGBC, Energy Manager, 14 Feb., 2018) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, USGBC, LEED Gold,
While the administration's 2018 proposal ensures the DOE's overall budget remains unchanged, it would cut the $305 million required to keep the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) afloat.
Since its founding in 2009, ARPA-E has provided funding for projects that develop solar cells, wind turbines, biofuels, energy storage, carbon capture and other crucial technologies and projects.
(Source: Various Media, Futurism, 13 Feb., 2018) Contact: US DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, www.arpa-e.energy.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News ARPA-E, Trump Budget, Renewable Energy,
The overall project is expected to cost the city approximately $1.2 million financed with the savings from the switch to LEDs.
The city is also working with Saratoga-based energy optimization specialist SmartWatt to identify and upgrade inefficiencies municipal buildings. (Source: City of Ogdensburg, Watertown Daily Times, 14 Feb., 2018) Contact: City of Ogdensburg, Scott A. Thornhill, Public Works Director, (315) 393-3540, www.ogdensburg.org;
Noresco, Michael Beccaria, Snr. VP, (480) 308-0331, www.noresco.com; SmartWatt, (518)406-5079, www.smartwatt.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NORESCO, SmartWatt, LED Light, Energy Efficient Light, Energy Efficiency,
A home energy audit is free for Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) customers and Atmos Energy natural gas customers. Homeowners with only one of those utilities pay half price, or $150, for an audit. A small business energy assessment ia also available at a $500 fee for businesses of up to 10,000 square feet within the YVEA territory. Businesses above that size would pay additional charges.
Atmos Energy customers can receive up to $100 in on-site quick fixes installed by the energy auditor, such as a hot water heater wrap or programmable thermostas.
Cen$ible Energy is funded by YVEA, the city of Steamboat Springs and Alpine Bank. (Source: Yampa Valley Electric Association, Craig Press, Feb., 2018) Contact: Cen$ible Energy, www.cen$ibleenergy.org; Energy Smart Colorado, www. energysmartcolorado.com; Yampa Valley Electric Association, www.yvea.com; Atmos Energy, www.atmosenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebates,
Green bond proceed are use to support initiatives and projects that will cut the province's carbon footprint and fight climate change.
(Source: Province of Ontario, Various Media, Feb., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Bond, Carbon Emissions,
Upon completion early in 2019, the installation will generate sufficient power for 41,600 homes per year, saving more than 102,000 tpy of carbon dioxide, according to Equis Energy.
Equis Energy owns 11,135 MW of renewable energy assets in Australia, Japan, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. (Source: Equis Energy, Renewables Now, Others, 14 Feb., 2018) Contact: Equis Energy, David Russell, CEO, +65 6220 0040, www.equisfg.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Equis Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar,
SEAFUEL will focus on paving the way for common renewable energy policies to promote clean and sustainable transport systems especially in isolated areas such as islands which face the challenge of the high cost of electricity and fuel and their dependency on mainland infrastructures.
(Source: NUI Galway, Galway Bay FM News, 15 Feb., 2018 Contact: NUI Galway, +353 91 524 411, www.nuigalway.ie
More Low-Carbon Energy News NUI Galway, Alternative Fuel,
The grant funding will enable CCSL to build a large-scale carbon capture testing facility at the University of Sheffield, which will be the world's first integrated plant of its kind.
CCSL launched the world's first fully commercial carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) plant in India in 2016. The privately financed project captures CO2 at $30 per tonne. With this latest grant, it is hoped that the technology can be further refined to capture CO2 at $20 per tonne.
(Source: Carbon Clean Solutions, Oil & Gas Tech., 14 Feb., 2018) Contact: Carbon Clean Solutions, +44 (0) 203865 06 39, (872) 206-0197 - Chicago Office, info@carboncleansolutions,com, www.carboncleansolutions.com; UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, Carbon Clean Solutions,
Prodesa has designed and constructed pellet mills in Europe, the U.S., and Asia.
(Source: FutureMetrics, , Canadian Biomass, 14 Feb., 2018) Contact: FutureMetrics, John Swan, (207) 824-6702, (207) 357-8708, WilliamStrauss@FutureMetrics.com, www.FutureMetrics.com; Prodesa North America (770) 559-5736, firstname.lastname@example.org, Prodesa.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wood Pellet, Woody Biomass,
The facility, which connects to Kinder Morgan Southeast Terminals LLC's Charlotte 3 Terminal, is is equipped to receive 96 tank cars via the CSX railway, has ethanol distribution capability via pipeline connection and/or tank truck delivery to all area gasoline blending locations.
This new facility in is Eco-Energy's ninth ethanol distribution terminal to open since 2012.
(Source: Eco-Energy, Hydrocarbon Engineering, 13 Feb., 2018) Contact: Eco-Energy Distribution Services, Joshua Bailey, CEO, Chad Conn, VP, (615) 786-0401, www.eco-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol., Eco-Energy,
The OECD study concluded that there was little change in energy taxation levels between 2012 and 2015, and that only 0.3 pct of emissions are taxed at a level that is equitable to the cost to the environment. The report also notes that coal taxes are few and far between, even though coal accounts for nearly 50 pct of carbon emissions in the 42 countries studied in the report. In only five countries does coal taxation exceed €5 per ton of CO2.
Carbon pricing is emerging as one of the main tools used by governments to limit emissions. China started to roll out its own carbon market this year and it will be the world's biggest by the time it is fully operational
An update to the EU's own Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) was given the seal of approval by the European Parliament last week and the price of carbon has continued to climb ever since a draft deal was agreed in November.
(Source: OECD, EURACTIV, 15 Feb., 2018) (Contact: OCED, www.oecd.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News OECD, Carbon Tax,
The research agreement between Orsted and Oxford will focus on cyclic loading -- the repeated loading that occurs from the action of both wind and waves on the structure and operation of the turbine. (Source: Orsted, CNBC, 15 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Orsted Wind Power, Christina Aabo, Dir. R&D,
+45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted, Offshore Wind,
The shuttered plant, which was damaged by fire in fall 2016, is up for sale and the plant's
technology development program is being moved to Vancouver or the USA.
Diacarbon acquired the pellet plant in 2014.(Source: Diacarbon Energy, Canadian Biomass, 14 Feb., 2018)Contact: Diacarbon Energy Inc. (604) 291-0001, email@example.com, www.diacarbon.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wood Pellet, Woody Biomass,
Genneia will invest $49 million to build the 19 MW biomass power plant. Argentinean sugarcane ethanol producer Ingenio La Florida will supply the sugarcane bagasse biomass fuel and lease the land to Genneia. The project is expected to be operational in 2020.
energy33 specializes in the development of energy projects in Latin America using co-generation, biomass, associated gas and other forms of clean power generation and offers consulting services in the energy sector with its world class technical expertise.
(Source: energy33, PR, Digital Journal, 15 Feb., 2018)
Contact: energy33, to Jose Benitez, Exec. VP, (954) 397-4084, www.energy33.com; Ingenio La Florida, http://balcanes.com.ar/ingenio-y-destileria-la-florida
More Low-Carbon Energy News energy33, Biomass, Ethanol,
The project, which is part of a cooperative agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT), supports
the Air Force's goal of increasing its renewable energy usage and aligns with the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI), launched originally in 2008. HCEI seeks to achieve the nation's first 100 pct renewable portfolio standards by 2045 and to reduce petroleum use in Hawaii's transportation sector. (Source: US Air Force, 15 Feb., 2018) Contact: Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies
Stan Osserman, Dir., www.htdc.org;
Air Force Research Laboratory, https://teamafrl.afciviliancareers.com; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrh/installations/jb_pearl_harbor_hickam.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen, Alternative Fuel,
Slated for operation in summer 2019, the Georgia Renewable Power projects will supply sufficient power to approximately 120,000 homes. (Source: Siemens, PR, 15 Feb., 2018) Contact: MasTec Power Corp., Ben Gilbert, VP Bus. Dev., (305) 795-2469, www.mastec.com; Georgia Renewable Power, www.georgiapower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, MasTec Power, Georgia Renewable Power, Siemens,
The project is being developed by Electricite De France S.A. (EDF) and Israeli renewable energy company, Clal Sun Ltd. BELECTRIC, which is one of the world's largest installers of solar power plants and providers of EPC and O&M services, is building the project. Upon completion, the power station will be the largest of its kind in Israel and the 5th largest in the world.
(Source: JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd., PR, 11 Feb., 2018)
Contact: JA Solar, www.jasolar.com; Clal Sun Ltd., www.sunisrael.co.il; Electricite De France, www.edf.fr; BELECTRIC, www.belectric.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News JA Solar , Solar, EDF, BELECTRIC,
Currently, a portion of all power supplied to them comes from solar. The new program will allow members to receive a dedicated, predetermined amount of solar power each month at a locked in price.
The pilot programs must be approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. The cooperatives expect to receive approval of their Community Solar pilot programs later this spring, and to begin offering solar subscriptions this summer.
(Source: Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, PR, Fredericksburg.com, 12 Feb., 2018) Contact: Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, (804) 747-0592, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.odec.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative ,
The 220 billion won (US$202 million) project is part of KHNP's plan to invest 10 trillion won by 2030 to expand renewable energy sources, including solar and wind power.
The government plans to increase the ratio of renewable energy from the current 7 pct to 20 pct by 2030, and increase renewable energy capacity of 63.8 GW. (Source: Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power , Yonhap, 12 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, www.khnp.co.kr
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Floating Solar, Korea Solar,
Export volumes to nine of the top 10 destinations saw increases over 2016 volumes, with Brazil, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates showing the largest gains.
China finished just out of the top 10 in 2017, as exports fell nearly 90 pct due to the implementation of new tariffs.
(Source: USDA, DTN, 13 Feb., 2018)Contact: USDA, www.usda.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Ethanol Exports, USDA,
Total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses reached 538 million bushels in December, up 2 pct from November and 2 pct from December 2016.
The Button Up program grew out of Vermont's Renewable Energy Standard requiring electric utilities to support customers move off of fossil fuels to reach the state's goal of using 90 pct renewable energy in all areas by 2050. The cash incentive funds are from the Vermont Low-Income Trust for Energy (VLITE).
The Button Up program will grant $2,000 toward home weatherization, up to $1,000 toward cold climate heat pumps, $850 for heat pump water heaters, $1,450 for solar hot water heaters, and $3,000 for pellet boilers.
Washington Electric Co-op is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility founded in 1939. WEC delivers 100 pct renewable energy generated electric power to approximately 10,800 member-owners in 41 Vermont communities. (Source: Washington Electric Cooperative, PR 12 Feb., 2018) Contact: Washington Electric Coop, Patty Richards, GM, (802) 223-5245, www.washingtonelectric.coop
More Low-Carbon Energy News Washington Electric Co-op , Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Incentives,
"Trump's steep cuts are a really ugly assault on clean energy. This is a counterproductive move that will threaten our climate, good jobs and economic progress, said Greer Ryan, renewable energy and research specialist at the Center for Biological Diversity. 'While the proposal is unlikely to make it through Congress, it's another clear signal that Trump will do anything to prop up dirty coal and nuclear power.'
"The EERE program, which includes programs to increase the generation of electricity from clean energy sources and improve the efficiency of homes, businesses and industries, has been widely successful. A third-party analysis found that $12 billion in funding yielded an estimated $230 billion in net economic benefit to the U.S.
"The administration also proposed to eliminate funding for the popular Energy Star program as part of cuts to the EPA. The budget proposes that the program's administrative costs be covered by user fees, which companies would have to pay to use the label."
The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.6 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. (Source: Center for Biological Diversity, PR, 12 Feb., 2018) Contact: Center for Biological Diversity, Greer Ryan, (812) 345-8571, email@example.com, www.biologicaldiversity.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, DOE EERE, ENERGY Star,
The DoI previously announced it was delaying the Obama-era rule until January 2019, arguing that it was overly burdensome to industry and the delay would allow federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) time to review the earlier rule while avoiding tens of millions of dollars in compliance costs to industry.
Methane, although shorter-lived than CO2, is far more potent at trapping heat than carbon dioxide.
(Source: US Department of Interior, VOA, Others, AP, 12 Feb., 2018) Contact: US Department of Interior, www.doi.gov; BLM, www.blm.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Obama Methane, US Interior Department, Methane,
The key sustainable elements that contributed to the LEED platinum rating include:
HARC is a nonprofit research hub providing independent analysis on energy, air and water issues. (Source: HARC, USGBC, ProudGreenBuilding,Daily Telescope, 12 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Houston Advanced Research Center, Lisa Gonzalez, Pres., CEO, (281) 364-6000, www.harcresearch.org; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Net Zero Energy, Houston Advanced Research Center, LEED Platinum, Energy Efficiency, USGBC,
The acquisition will enable Lucid to accelerate the continued development of the BuildingOS platform to integrate all facets of building data and expand the applications built on the platform. Lucid will leverage Acuity Brands' extensive investments in building sensor networks, integration, and controls to extend the capabilities of the platform.
Lucid's BuildingOS enables owners, operators, and occupants to find powerful insights in their building data to make buildings more efficient. Lucid's SaaS-based BuildingOS platform is deployed in over 500 organizations, 15,000 buildings and 1.5 billion square feet of commercial buildings to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and help manage capital decisions.
(Source: Lucid Design Group, PR, 12 Feb., 2018) Contact: Lucid Design Group, Will Coleman, CEO, (510) 356-2551, https://lucidconnects.com ; Acuity Technology Group, Laurent J. Vernerey, Pres., (905) 482-2720, acuitytech.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Acuity Technology, Building Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
Swancor and Macquarie are the principal shareholders of Formosa III, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for developing the three offshore wind farms, while EnBW will hold 37.5 pct. EnBW's investment requires approval from the EU and Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs.
EnBW has previously completed 336MW of offshore wind projects and is developing others totaling 610MW with plans for another 900MW.
Swancor Renewable Energy, Digitimes, 13 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Macquarie, www.macquarie.com;
Swancor Renewable Energy, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/swancor-renewable-energy-co-ltd; EnBW, Dirk Gusewell, Power Bus. Dir., www.enbw.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, EnBW, Taiwan Wind,
Access the Wind in Power 2017 report HERE. (Source: WindEurope, Innovators, 13 Feb., 2018) Contact: WindEurope, Giles Dickson,
+32 2 213 1811 / Fax: +32 2 213 1890, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.windeurope.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News WindEurope, Wind,
According to Neste, the renewable diesel cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 pct and significantly reduces engine-out emissions, all while enhancing fleet performance.
WestCAT, which operates a network of 14 fixed routes carrying more than 1.3 million passengers annually in the San Francisco Bay area, reports dramatically cleaner operation of their bus engines and reduced maintenance for the emissions equipment and internal engine components since the switch to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™.
Helsinki-headquartered Neste is the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues. (Source: Neste US Inc., 13 Feb., 2018) Contact: Neste, Jeremy Baines, US VP Sales,
(713) 407-4400, www.neste.com, www.nestemy.com; Western Contra Costa Transit Authority,
Charles Anderson, GM, www.westcat.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste, Renewable Diesel,
The project's three digesters will convert 950 tpd of dairy cattle waste into 100 pct RNG that will be injected into the NIPSCO pipeline. Each of the digesters is a Mixed Plug Flow digester designed and built by DVO Inc.
Amp Americas received the first dairy waste-to-vehicle fuel pathway certified by California's Air Resources Board (CARB) and was also awarded a Carbon Intensity score of 254.94 gCO2e/MJ, the lowest ever issued by CARB, according to Amp Americas.
(Source: AMP Americas, Renewable Dairy Fuels, NGT, 12 Feb., 2018) Contact: AMP Americas, Grant Zimmerman, CEO, (312) 300-6700, www.ampcng.com; Renewable Dairy Fuels, (219) 712-3511; CARB, (800) 242-4450, email@example.com, www.arb.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News AMP America, anaerobic-digester, Biogas, Renewable Natural Gas, RNG,
Eligible anaerobic digestion projects must have a nameplate capacity of greater than 1 MW but less than 5 FW and may include paired and colocated energy storage. According to the RFP, Class I qualified clean energy resources smaller than 1 MW may not be aggregated.
Anaerobic digestion facilities must be designed to accept a minimum of 400,000 tpy of food and/or farm waste generated in Connecticut, which is to be processed separately from any biosolids or organic materials separated from mixed municipal solid waste (MSW). Food and farm waste may include source-separated food waste, fats, oils and grease (FOG), yard waste and animal manure.
A full copy of the RFP can be downloaded HERE. A bidder conference is scheduled for Feb. 20. Proposals must be submitted by April 2, with the selection of bidders scheduled for June. (Source: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Feb., 2018) Contact: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, (860) 424-3001, www.ct.gov/deep
More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion,
The Gratiot County wind farm near the village of Breckenridge, is powered by 69 General Electric turbines of 1.6 MW each. The facility has been onlione since 2012, selling its output to utility DTE Energy under a 20-year PPA through 2032. (Source: Invenergy Wind LLC, Renewables Now, Others, 13 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Invenergy Wind LLC, (312) 224-1400, https://invenergyllc.com/what-we-do/wind
More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy, Wind,
According to the report, about 30 pct of U.S. households have incomes at or below twice the federal poverty level. Those households use roughly 30 pct of all residential electricity, but only six percent of U.S. energy efficiency spending is geared toward them. Maximizing the potential from low-income energy efficiency could save more than $7.4 billion worth of electricity every year and cut carbon pollution by 48 million tpy -- the equivalent of taking 9 million cars off the road.
EDF partnered on the report with the Applied Public Policy Research Institute for Study and Evaluation (APPRISE).
Download the EDF report HERE. (Source: EDF, 13 Feb., 2018)Contact: EDF, www.edf.org;
Applied Public Policy Research Institute for Study and Evaluation, www.appriseinc.org;
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Environmental Defense Fund ,
Sylvatex creates renewable nanoscale emulsion systems that can be used in fuels and other specialty chemical applications.
Valicor specializes in the recovery and repurposing of byproducts from a range of production facilities including corn oil extraction for ethanol production. (Source: Sylvatex, Various Media, Biofuels Int'l, 13 Feb., 2018) Contact: Sylvatex,
Virginia Klausmeier, CEO, (415) 667-3835, http://sylvatex.com; Valicor,
(734) 659-0244, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.valicor.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel, Corn Oil,
CCC and RHF put together a package of carbon credits for borrowers equal to the estimated amount of carbon emitted by a similarly sized house over the course of one year, and subsequently, the life of the loan. Calculations are based on square footage and state energy data. The Carbon Neutral Mortgage is currently available in New Jersey, and is expected to expand to more states later this year.
When borrowers close a Carbon Neutral Mortgage, they receive acknowledgement, personalized certification and have a specified number of carbon offsets removed from circulation in the global carbon markets and “retired” in their name — meaning that they, and only they, can ever get credit for reducing those emissions.
The carbon credits included in each package are vetted by Gold Standard, Voluntary Carbon Standard and the Clean Development Mechanism.
Each RHF Carbon Neutral Mortgage amounts to an estimated 100 - 350 metric tons of CO2 emissions. Through the new partnership, CCC and RHF expect to deliver tens of thousands of tons of CO2 emission reductions every year.
(Source: Carbon Credit Capital, Sustainable Brands, 13 Feb., 2018)Contact: Carbon Credit Capital, (212) 925-5697, email@example.com, www.carboncreditcapital.com; Residential Home Funding Corp. of America, (888) 763-3500, www.rhfunding.com