When fully operational, the plant is expected to generate over 11 million kWh of electricity per year and supply as much as 25 pct of the university's total demand.
(Source: RP Construction Services, 28 Jan., 2018) Contact: RPCS, www.rpcs.com; REC Solar, REC Solar, www.resolar.com;
California Polytechnic State University, www.calpoly.edu; Array Technologies, Ron Coria, CEO, (505) 881-7567, www.arraytechinc.com
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As previously reported, PES' plan to exit it Chapter 11 bankruptcy is dependent upon its shedding existing biofuel "point-of-obligation" biofuel blending costs under the US DOE Renewable Fuels Standard.
The company claims its 2016-17 biofuels obligation totaled $185 million, and the cost of RINs in 2017 alone was $218 million, according to Reuters. (Source: PES, Reuters, Various Media, Feb., 2018) Contact: Philadelphia Energy Solutions, www.pes-companies.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Point-of-Obligation, RINs, Ethanol, Ethanol BlendPhiladelphia Energy Solutions, RFS, Point of Obligation, EPA,
Pinnacle is the world's third largest producer of wood pellets for utility-scale electric power generation. The company operates six industrial wood pellet production facilities, a port terminal, and has new production facilities under development in Entwistle, Alberta and Smithers, B.C., Canada.
The closing of the offering is expected to occur on February 6, 2018, (Source: Pinnacle, CPC Journal, 30 Jan., 2018)Contact: Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., (604) 270-9613, www.pinnaclepellet.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pinnacle Renewable Holdings, Woody Biomass, Wood Pellet,
The project is being funded by Funded by the DOE Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). BETO works with industry, academia and national laboratory partners on a balanced portfolio of research in algal biofuels technologies. (Source: US DOE, LLNL. Feb., 2018) Contact: LLNL, Xavier Mayali, (925) 423-3892, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ty Samo, (925) 423-5837, email@example.com, www.llnl.gov; BETO, www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office; US DOE EERE, http://energy.gov/eere; General Automation Lab Technologies, (917) 332-7230, www.galt-inc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE EERE, DOE BETO, General Automation Lab Technologies, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Algae, Algae Biofuel, Biofuel ,
The rebate check was afforded by Southern California Edison Savings by Design Program, which provides incentives to SCE customers who engage early in the design process and incorporate energy efficiency recommendations into their projects.
The subregional plants included high-efficiency blowers, pumps, variable frequency drives and dissolved oxygen controls to maximize energy savings of
460,667 kwh at the Apple Valley facility and 531,961 kwh savings at the Hesperia plant.
The authority began working with SCE on energy efficient designs in 2010, equaling an annual energy savings of approximately $430,000, according to officials.
(Source: VVWRA, Southern California Edison, Daily Press, 30 Jan., 2018) Contact: VVWRA,
Logan Olds, GM, (442) 249-0258, www.vvwra.com; Southern California Edison, www.sce.com
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MidAmerican Energy has come out in favor of the proposed rollbacks which, it claims, would save the average consumers about $67 annually.(Source: Various Media, KCCI, 30 Jan., 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, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebates,
Uzbekistan's energy intensity is one of the highest in the world and its industrial sector, which is largely dependent on inefficient and obsolete technology, accounts for about 40 pct of the country's total energy consumption.
The Uzbekistan government aims to reduce the country's energy intensity by about 50 pct by 2030 and, to that end, has initiated modernization investment programs that target key energy-consuming sectors. (Source: World Bank, AKIPRESS.COM, 31 Jan., 2018)Contact: World Bank IFC,www.ifc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Bank, Energy Efficiency,
Over the years, Craven County has modified the 25-year old, 50-MW biomass power plant to use increasing amounts of poultry waste and is presently upgrading the plant use the animal waste for up to 30 pct of its power.
The credits, which are used to satisfy the state's renewable energy requirements, will go to both Duke Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas. (Source: Duke Energy, Charlotte Biz, Feb., 2018) Contact: Craven County Wood Energy,
Bob VanEllis,GM, (252) 633-9525, www.altagas.ca/our-infrastructure/operations/craven-county-wood-energy; Duke Energy, Rob Caldwell, Sr. VP, Distributed Energy Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.duke-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Duke Energy Progress, Poultry Litter, Poultry Waste,
According to the USGBC, Georgia was the only southern state to make the list. It also
noted that LEED-certified buildings have 34 pct lower CO2 emissions and consume 25 pct less energy. (Source: USGBC, Curbed Atlanta, 1 Feb., 2018) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification,
To that end, the parties have dropped the previous government's target of cutting CO2 emissions by 40 pct by 2020 from 1990 levels, and adopted a legally binding 2030 goal to cut emissions by 55 pct via savings in transport, agriculture, energy and buildings supported by tax incentives or subsidies, according to Reuters.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, German Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
Portland is the first
city in Maine to do so under state law enacted in 2013 that allows municipalities to purchase utility-owned street lighting equipment and to replace it with energy efficient LED lighting.
The LED replacement work will be completed by Pittsburgh-based TEN Connected Solutions .(Source: city of Portland, Maine Biz, 31 Jan., 2018) Contact: City of Portland, Jon Jennings, City Mgr., Troy Moon, Sustainability Coordinator, (207) 874-8685, www.portlandmaine.gov/475/City-Managers-Office; TEN Connected Solutions, (855) 429-1010, email@example.com, www.tenconnected.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light, Street Light, Energy Efficient Lighting,
The OGIC's billion-dollar investment arm -- OGCI Climate Investments -- supports the development, deployment and scale-up of low emissions technology. Taken together, oil and gas production by OGCI member companies represents more than a quarter of the world’s oil and gas production.
Petrobras, headquartered in Brazil, is a publicly-held company active in exploration and production, refining, marketing, transportation, petrochemicals, oil product distribution, natural gas, electricity, chemical-gas and biofuel segments. It has a presence in 19 countries and employees around 70,000 people.
(Source: Petrobras, MarEx, Others, 28 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Petrobras , Pedro Parente, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.petrobras.com;
Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, www.oilandgasclimateinitiative.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Petrobras, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative ,
PNE Wind owns and operates wind parks totaling 69 MW.
(Source: PNE Wind, Others, RenewablesNow, 30 Jan, 2018)
Contact: PNE WIND AG, Marcus Lesser, CEO, Scott McCollister, Inv. Relations, +49 (0) 47 21 - 7 18 - 454, Scott.McCollister@pnewind.com, www.pnewind.com
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The algae project is the company's first move into the food, pharma, and cosmetics industries.
BDI-BioEnergy is focused on the production of biodiesel from a range of raw materials, including animal fats, cooking oil, and vegetable oil, using its Multi-Feedstock' process.
(Source: BDI-BioEnergy, Labiotech, 30 Jan., 2018) Contact: BDI-BioEnergy International, +43 316 400 9100, www.bdi-bioenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BDI-BioEnergy, Algae, Biodiesel,
According to Geneva-headquartered RSB, the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) of 27 airlines endorses AltAir's fuels. SAFUG members have pledged to achieve RSB or equivalent certification. The Natural Resources Defense Council has also issued a recent report encouraging airlines to purchase certified-sustainable biofuels and recommended the RSB framework.
Since January 2016, AltAir has been the only refiner to continually produce biojet for commercial use. (Source: AltAir, Biodiesel, Others, 30 Jan., 2018
Contact: AltAir Fuels, Tom Todaro, CEO, (843) 720-8920, www.altairfuels.com; Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials,
Rolf Hogan, Exec. Dir., +41 22 534 90 50, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rsb.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News AltAir Fuels, Jet Biofuel, Aviation Biofue, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials l,
The nine RGGI states include Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The program has been credited with raising close to $3 billion for member state clean-energy and energy efficiency programs over the past decade, as well as with cutting RGGI state carbon emissions by 30 pct. (Source: New Jersey Clean Energy, RGGI, EDF, Observer, Others, 28 Jan., 2018) Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI, New Jersey RGGI,
The initiative is part of a roadmap being deliberated by the SCA to ensure sustainable financial markets complying with world standards and to help the country meet its carbon reductions obligations under the Kyoto Protocol. (Source: UAE Securities and Commodities Authority, Emirates News Agency, Trade Arabia, Others, 30 Jan., 2018) Contact: UAE Securities and Commodities Authority , www.sca.gov.ae/English
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol,
The Geneva Association identifies fundamental trends and strategic issues where insurance plays a substantial role and serves as a catalyst for progress in the understanding of risk and insurance matters.
Download the Climate Change and the
Insurance Industry: Taking Action
as Risk Managers and Investors report
HERE. (Source: Genava Association, Insurance Journal, Jan., 2018) Contact: Geneva Association, +41 44 200 49 00,
When complete in 2020, the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm will amount to 1.2 GW (gigawatts) and will generate sufficient power for the equivalent of 1 million UK homes.
(Source: Orsted, CleanTechnica, Others, 29 Jan., 2018)
Contact: ORSTED, DONG Energy, Henrik Poulson, CEO, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG, ORSTED, Offshore, Hornse, DONG Energya Wind,
US Geothermal operates 45 MW of geothermal facilities in Oregon, Nevada and Idaho totaling 38 MW.(Source: Ormat, Renewables, 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: Ormat, Isaac Angel, CEO, Smadar Lavi, Investor Relations, (775) 376-2030, email@example.com, www.ormat.com; US Geothermal, (208) 424-1027, www.usgeothermal.com
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The 5 solar projects include a 316-MWp PV park in Gunning, solely owned by Photon Energy, and four projects that Photon developed in partnership with Polpo Investment -- 178 MW in Mumbil, 165 MWp in Gunnedah, 286 MWp in Suntop and 196 MWp in Maryvale.
Financial details of the transaction have not been released.
(Source: Photon Energy, Canadian Solar, Others, Jan 28, 2018)
Contact: Photon Energy Australia, www.photonenergy.com.au; Canadian Solar, Dr. Shawn Qu, CEO, www.canadiansolar.com
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Mercuria purchased the 102 M Mgy. plant from a subsidiary of Noble Group Ltd. in December, 2017, for $18.1 million.
The plant currently operates at a capacity of approximately 65 MMgy. The company plans to spend up to $30 million to improve efficiency and reliability and to expand production capacity to approximately 100 MMgy, according to a release. (Source: Mercuria, PR, Jan., 2018) Contact: Noble Group, +852 2861 3511, (713) 244- 0560 -- Houston Office, www.thisisnoble.com; Mercuria Investments, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mercuria.jp/english
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mercuria Investments US Inc,
Agrisoma's Carinata-based biojet fuel replaced 10 pct of the petroleum jet fuel required for the 15-hour flight.
The Carinata seed is grown in Australia and
processed using existing agricultural infrastructure then the extracted oil is refined by companies such as Altair Fuels in Paramount, California.
(Source: Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., 29 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com, www.growcarinata.com; Altair Fuels, Bryan Sherbacow, CEO, (843) 720-8920, email@example.com, www.altairfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Agrisoma Biosciences, Jet Biofuel, Aviation Biofuel, Car,
The planned 24,000 bpd refinery is intended to produce B30 biodiesel, LPG, naphtha, marine fuel oil, and residual fuel oil for local markets. (Source: Continental Energy Corp., Stockhouse, 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: Continental Energy Corp., Byron Tsokas, VP, (403) 629-8840, www.continentalenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, LPG, Diesel, Continental Energy Corp,
CTC, SwRI and UDRI will perform work at their respective facilities in Pennsylvania, Texas and Ohio through January 2025.
The Air Force Research Laboratory received four offers for the contract through a competitive acquisition process and will obligate $3.2 million in fiscal 2017 research and development funds at the time of award. (Source: Concurrent Technologies, GovCon Wire, 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: Concurrent Technologies Corp., (800) 282-4392, www.ctc.com; University of Dayton Research Institute, www.udri.udayton.edu; SwRI, (210) 684-5111, www.swri.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News SwRI, Energy Efficiency, Concurrent Technologies, Enerfgy Efficiency,
The program offers homeowners and landlords interest-free loans for insulation, smart thermostats and other residential improvements. The loans would be repaid over three to five years with the savings from the upgrades.
Specifically, the program is made possible through a grant awarded to local energy analytics firm EmpowerSaves and housing nonprofit Cincinnati Development Fund by the Duke Class Benefit Fund.
Officials hope to lend out the $500,000 to roughly 200 to 250 homeowners or landlords to each make upwards of $3,500 worth of energy improvements which are expected to deliver saving in the range of 25 pct off a homeowner's annual utility bills.
The program, available to Ohio residents in the Duke Energy service area.(Source: Cincinnati.com, 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: EmpowerSaves,www.empowersaves.com/online-assessment
More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy, Energy Efficiency,
The acquisition will broaden CLEAResult's retail-based and midstream demand side management programs and network of relationships across home improvement retailers, global lighting, smart thermostat and other efficient product manufacturers. CLEAResult plans to leverage the combined offerings to continue to transform retail-based and midstream demand side management programs through key innovations such as digital instant rebates and digital marketplace applied to leading-edge smart-thermostat, low income and renewables programs.
ENGIE Insight's Utility Division will be rebranded CLEAResult.
(Source: CLEAResult, PR, 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: ENGIE Insight Services, Mark Henderson, Chief Utility Officer, www.engieinsight.com; CLEAResult, Aziz Virani, CEO, www.clearesult.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CLEAResult, ENGIE Insight, ECOVA, Energy Efficiency,
an ENERGY STAR partner, a National Association of Realtors NAR REach Technology Accelerator company, and has a licensing agreement with the Appraisal Institute to populate the Institute's Green and Energy Efficient Addendum. The company is presently completing residential energy efficiency certifications in in California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington DC, and Wisconsin.
(Source: Pearl Home Certification, PR, Contact: Pearl Home Certification, Cynthia Adams, CEO, (888) 557-5543, www.pearlcertification.com; Appraisal Institute, www.appraisalinstitute.org;
NAR REach Technology Accelerator, http://narreach.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ENERGY Star, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Certification,
CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international non-profit that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to help manage their environmental impacts.
(Source: CDP, CN, Railway Age, 30 Jan., 2018)
Contact: CDP, (212) 378 2086, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cdp.net; Canadian National Rail, (514) 399-4821, www.cn.ca
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In other Solarplicity news, the company recently announced a £160 million investment programme backed by Holland's MAAS Capital that will provide 800,000 social housing households with solar panels, resulting in £192 million per year in energy savings. (Source: Solarplicity, 30 Jan., 2018) Contact: Solarplicity, David Elbource, CEO, www.solarplicity.com
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GRE’s modular and saleable Renewable Fuel Production (RFP) Unit is a continuous feed system that uses pyrolysis to convert residential, commercial and industrial waste plastics into GRE Renewable Diesel, which is comparable to ASTMD 396. Modular and conveniently compact in size, GRE’s RFP Units and their proprietary, patented process allow the pyrolysis conversion to take place efficiently, economically and in an environmentally responsible way. (Source: Golden Renewable Energy, PR, 30 Jan., 2018)
Contact: GRE, Nicholas T. Canosa, Pres., CEO, www.goldenrenewable.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Golden Renewable Energy news, Fotistar news, Alternative Fuel news, Renewable Diesel news,
Under SMART, solar projects are assigned a value based subscriber class, location,storage compatibility and other variables. A portion of that value is determined by the contract of the project, whether it be the net metering, alternative on-bill crediting, qualifying facility, or behind-the-meter contract. Any remaining value is issued to the developer.
Three investor-owned utilities are currently working with the Department of Public Utilities to finalize tariffs for the SMART program which is expected to come into force this June. (Source: Ampion, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
, SolarPower, 31 Jan., 2018) Contact: MDOER, www.mass.gov/org; Ampion, Nate Owen, CEO, (800) 277-3631, https://ampion.io
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Of the total investment, $48.4 million will fund research, development and demonstration of energy-efficient buildings which contribute approximately 17 pct of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions.
NRCN is seeking innovative partners as the Government of Canada develops and puts in place new building codes to improve energy efficiency in Canada. Proposals are now being accepted for research, development and demonstration projects HERE.
(Source: Natural Resources Canada, (343) 292-6100, www.nrcan.gc.ca; Generation Energy, www.nrcan.gc.ca/20093; Green Infrastructure Fund, www.nrcan.gc.ca/cleangrowth/19780
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Indian Oil Corporation Ltd is India's largest commercial enterprise. The IndianOil Group of companies owns and operates 10 of India's 20 refineries and supplies more than 47.5 million households through a network of 4990 Indian distributors.
(Source: Praj Industries, Coherent News, 29 Jan., 2016)Contact: Praj Industries Ltd., +91 20 7180 2000 / 2294 1000, email@example.com, www.praj.net; Indian Oil Corporation, www.iocl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Praj Industries, Indian Oil Corp, Ethanol, Bio-Ethanol, Advanced Biofuel, Algae,
Northern Territory's state-owned power company Territory Generation announced the call for the Darwin - Katherine Alternative Energy Storage System Project earlier in January. It will be accepting proposals for different configurations with at least 30 minutes of storage in the third quarter of 2018.
The respondents include
Tesla Inc., Alstom Grid Australia, Infigen Energy, Mitsui & Co Australia, Carnegie Clean Energy, Energy Made Clean and other Australian and foreign firms. (Source: ABC Australia, Various Media, Jan., 2018)
The Methanol Park will incorporate four identical methanol Plants or "trains" each producing 1.8 million tpy of methanol from natural gas, making it the world's largest permitted methanol production facility. When fully operational, the Park will produce 7.2 million tpy of methanol. Production is slated to get underway in late 2020.
IGP is focused on methanol as a clean-burning drop-in transportation fuel that can replace gasoline and diesel and replace LPG, coal, wood, and kerosene in cooking fuel and industrial boilers.
(Source: Industrial Info Resources, IGP Methanol, Auto Channel, 26 Jan., 2018)Contact: IGP Methanol, Scott Benson, VP Marketing, (612) 417-5980, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.igpmethanol.com
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The project was intended to include a sawmill producing floor boards, a biofuel plant that creates clean diesel from the sawmill's waste and improvements to the shipping port in the town of Botswood. In February, 2017, Newgreen Technologies reached an agreement in principle with the province for access to 285,000 cubic metres of forest biomass on Crown lands, subject to the resubmission of a business plan with additional information, proof of the technology that was to be supplied by Tennessee-based Proton Power, proof of financing and work starting as soon as possible. The business plan was never updated and construction never began, so the forest biomass rights were forfeited due to the delay.
The biofuel was to be exported to European markets targeted at European markets. (Source: CBC, 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: NewGreen Technology Inc., Jeff Penny, CEO, (813) 944-3185, www.newgreentech.us; Proton Power, (865) 376-7002, email@example.com, www.protonpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Newgreen Technology, Botswood, Woody Biomass, Biofuel, Biodiesel,
The weak crush volumes in the first half of January were reflected in both weak Centre South output of sugar, which dropped 92 pct year on year to 2,830 tonnes, and of ethanol, for which Unica reported volumes of 42.5 million litres, down 37 pct year on year. Of the 42.5 million litres in ethanol output reported, 33.55 million litres were produced from corn rather than sugar cane, as their feedstock.
UNICA is a sugarcane and ethanol fuel producers lobbying organization whose members are responsible for more than half of all ethanol produced in Brazil and 60 pct of overall sugar production.(Source: UNICA, AgriMoney, 24 Jan., 2019) Contact: UNICA, english.unica.com.br
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Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont. ( Source: Green Mountain Power , 29 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Green Mountain Power , Mary Powell, CEO, Jeff Monder, (802) 770-3392, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenmountainpower.com (link sends e-mail)
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The new catalyst production line, located in Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province, manufactures state-of-the-art catalysts used in Honeywell UOP's Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process technology, which converts methanol from coal and natural gas into the olefins that are used to make plastic resins and fibers. The heart of the MTO process is a proprietary catalyst that facilitates the conversion of methanol into olefins.
(Source: Honeywell, Hydrocarbon Engineering, 25 Jan., 2018) Contact: Honeywell UOP, Rebecca Liebert, Pres.,CEO, www.uop.com
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The proposal would allow homeowners to opt-out of the tax is they decide not to pay.
Proceeds from the fee would be used to fund alternative energy power for schools and other public buildings in the city of Athens.
Athens is aiming to cut carbon emissions by 10 pct.
(Source: SOPEC, NewPolitical, 26 Jan., 2018) Contact: SOPEC,
Eddie Smith, Exec. Dir., (740)677-2759, www.sopecinfo.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, Carbon Emissions,
The company currently has around 2GW of renewables turbine capacity in the Pakistan and Middle Eastern markets, a wind blade manufacturing facility in Turkey, an agreement to develop a conventional 120MW sub-station in Egypt, and is eyeing other opportunities in the ongoing round of renewables and is working with developers bidding for the Saudi renewable energy projets. (Source: GE, The National UAE, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: GE Europe, Yves Rannous, CEO, GE Renewable Energy , +32 2 235 6855, www.ge.com/europe
More Low-Carbon Energy News General Electric, Renewable Energy,
"I can say without hesitation that customers are embracing solar power because of its cost effectiveness and long-term price certainty. Tariffs would adversely impact the U.S. economy, burden domestic manufacturers and suppliers of other key components, raise prices for customers, and eliminate tens of thousands of jobs."-- Thomas H. Werner, CEO, SunPower, commenting on Trump's Solar Tariff
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The projects, which were approved by the province in 2016, are now going through a "technical review" as part of the final approval process by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. In 2016, the Ontario government also introduced new and more accurate standards for how companies model the noise impact of turbines before they're built. The lawsuit, however, alleges the proponents behind the five projects have been using old modelling standards.
If the projects were forced to adhere to the new standards, three quarters of the more than 200 proposed turbines in the province would be breaking the rules but if the developers use the new guidelines for modelling, those rule-breaking turbines "would have to be relocated or removed," according to legal council for the complainants. The lawsuit includes affidavits from noise pollution experts as well as from residents affected by the projects.
The five proposed projects include: Eastern Fields Wind Power Project, in the Municipality of The Nation;
Nation Rise Wind Farm, in the Township of North Stormont;
the Otter Creek Wind Farm, north of Wallaceburg in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent;
Romney Wind Energy Centre, in Lakeshore, Ont; and the Strong Breeze Wind Power Project in the Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich.
(Source: Various Media, CBC Ottawa, 28 Jan., 2018)
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Among the programs offered, an energy audit for $50 and, if the customer makes the improvements identified, the customer will receive a rebate of $50 as well as reimbursement for some portion of the improvements. To date, no residential or commercial customers have requested the audit last month, despite advertisements promoting the program.
MED also looks for low-income households for a similar energy-efficiency program, but one in which the department foots the cost. Low-income households are identified through a list of those who take part in the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
He said MED expects to send more mailings to potential customers in the next week or two to try to generate more interest in the low-income program, which has also gained little to no traction.
(Source: Town of Massena, Massena Electric Dept., Watertown Times, 28 Jan., 2018) Contact: Massena Electric Department , (315) 764-0253, www.massenaelectric.com