The new regulations being pushed by the state Department of Business Oversight, place overwhelming burdens on contractors, who are already licensed and regulated by the state, and PACE administrators, who are simply under contract to provide program services to local governments. The effect of the regulations, current and prospective, is to make the process of obtaining approval for financing more difficult for homeowners.
The new regulations are reportedly being pushed by a triad of bankers, credit unions and real estate interests interested in preserving their market share and keeping new competitors, like PACE, out of the low interest rate residential energy related loan marketplace.
While PACE administrators have supported recent legislation that delivers greater consumer protection and oversight of PACE as compared to other forms of financing, there is a calculated push by non-PACE lenders to shape legislation that denies access to PACE financing for many homeowners.
Residential PACE programs have been approved in more than 50 California counties and has been expanded to support other public policy initiatives, including water conversation and seismic retrofits. (Source: Ygrene, July, 2018) Contact: Ygrene Energy Fund, ,
Rocco Fabiano, Pres., CEO, (866) 634-1358,https://ygrene.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ygrene, PACE, Energy Efficiency,
The Arizona Corporation Commission plan aims to encourage the development of renewable generating plants with energy storage. It would also count energy from Arizona Public Service's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station as clean energy.
TEP says it generally backs the objectives of energy modernization plans and favors coordinated, integrated resource energy policies overseen by elected officials. The utility also notes it is already pursuing clean energy goals that exceed existing state requirements.
The utility has 21 megawatts of battery energy storage currently operating, and has contracted for 30 MW of four-hour battery storage as part of a 100 MW solar farm slated to reach commercial operation in late 2020.
TEP says it is also considering purchasing or contracting for up to 200 MW of the proposed Big Chino Valley pumped-storage hydro project north of Prescott, which is expected to be online in 2025. (Source: TEP, Tucson.com, 15 July, 2018) Contact: TEP, Renewable Energy Dir., Carmine Tilghman, Dir. Energy Supply and Renewable Energy, (520) 571-4000, email@example.com, www.tep.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Arizona Corporation Commission, Tucson Electric Power, Renewable Energy, Clean Energy,
The researchers focused on the effective oxygen-evolution photosynthetic function activity spirulina shows in water. Using a device containing CO2-saturated buffer solution with two electrodes coupled with each other therein, an electrode on which a photosynthetic membrane derived from spirulina is immobilized and another electrode on which formic-acid dehydrogenase is immobilized, they found a certain amount of electric current (measuring 55 microamperes) flowing through the circuit when visible-light is applied to the photosynthetic-membrane immobilized electrode. The researchers also found that formic acid was produced above the formic-acid-dehydrogenase immobilized electrode by reduction of CO2. They also confirmed the evolution of oxygen and reduction of hydrogen carbonate ions derived from CO2.
Thus, this biofuel cell introduced a new technology to create bioenergy that not only consumes CO2 but also produces formic acid which has potential potential as a hydrogen-energy storage medium, a synthetic material for organic chemicals, and a solvent for inorganic-organic chemical compounds. (Source: Osaka City University, Japan for Sustainability, 15 July, 2018) Contact: Osaka City University, Research Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Prof. Yutaka Amao, www.researchgate.net/profile/Yutaka_Amao, www.osaka-cu.ac.jp/en, www.osaka-cu.ac.jp/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae, Microalgae, Biofuel, CO2,
When fully operational, the $10 million
project is expected to generate sufficient power for power about 2,250 homes.
(Source: Con Edison, Daily Republic, 14 July, 2018)
Contact: Con Edison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, Project Development Director Corey Juhl, (914) 286-7094, www.conedsolutions.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Con Edison,
The decrease reflects a 19 pct drop in solar investment to $71.6 billion, due to the lower capital costs per MW and a slowdown in China. Apart from shrinking solar investments, BNEF projects that China's decision will lead to overcapacity in solar manufacturing and steeper price falls.
Investment in wind projects in the first half of 2018 improved by 33 pct to $57.2 billion, driven by large project financings in various markets, including the US, Taiwan, India, the Netherlands and Norway, according to BNEF.
Smaller clean energy sectors -- biomass and waste, small hydro, geothermal and biofuels -- attracted between $700 million and $1.2 billion of investments, except biofuels which dropped in terms of investment. (Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Renewables Now, 10 July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Solar, Renewable Energy,
Solargise said the selected site for the project requires access to 550 MW of power and be located close to a railway and a port and research universities. If the identified location is in Quebec, Solargise will move its research facilities from Europe to Montreal, it said.
The UK parent company is primarily active in developing gigawatt-scale solar plants in India. (Source: Solargise Canada, Renewables Now, July, 2018)
Contact: Solargise Canada, www.solargise.world/team.html
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"We urge the European Commission (EC) to set the 1.5 degree C and net-zero emissions goals of the Paris Agreement as objectives of this strategy to be achieved by 2050. To reach that goal, emissions in Europe must peak by 2020 and decrease until reaching carbon neutrality by mid-century."
The group of ten European mayors are part of a wider coalition of 9,000 cities worldwide, that have committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 pct by 2030 and to design adaptation strategies to address the possibly devastating impacts of climate change.
(Source: Various Media, EURACTIV, 9 July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, EU Carbon Emissions,
The standard is to be developed for methanol as a marine fuel as owners look to a variety of alternatives to meet the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 0.5 pct sulphur cap.
ISO is expected to develop the standard as soon as possible. There are currently eight methanol powered vessels in operation worldwide. (Source: International Maritime Organization, SeaTrade Maritime, 12 July, 2018)
Contact: International Maritime Organization, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Organization for Standardization, www.iso.org; Methanol Institute, (703)248-3636, www.methanol.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Organization for Standardization, , Methanol, International Maritime Organization,
The MEEF will offer a flexible, wide range of funding options on a per-project basis through a consortium of funders including Lloyds Bank, NatWest, Santander UK, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and Triodos Bank. Amber Infrastructure Group will manage MEEF, and is now accepting applications.
The MEEF is part of the Mayor's campaign to slash London's emissions by 60 pct below 1990 levels by 2025 before reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Starting in October 2018, the City of London will source 100 pct of its power needs from renewable energy sources by installing solar panels on local buildings, investing in larger solar and wind projects, and purchasing clean energy from grid.
The city has already initiated low-carbon projects to reduce CO2 emissions by over 35,000 tons.
(Source: Office of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Ecopreneurist, Carolyn Fortuna, 12 July, 2018) Contact: London Mayor , Sadiq Khan, www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contacting-city-hall-and-mayor
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Some 45 multi-national companies, including major conglomerates Pfizer, Zimmer Biomet, Cargotec and Pipelife, have signed as Urbanvolt LaaS clients to date. The new funds will be used to support international expansion.
The company recently opened new offices in Chicago and Florida and is planning an office in California.
(Source: UrbanVolt, Independat IE, 12 July, 2018) Contact: UrbanVolt , Kevin Maughan, CEO, +353 1 699 3340, www.urbanvolt.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News UrbanVolt, Energy Efficiency, LED Light,
The report notes that the US and Canada dominated the market in 2017 with more than 30 pct of the global algae biofuel market. The study projects the Asia Pacific region will experience major growth in the market during the forecast period due to technological advancements and materials availability.
The report referenced policies such as the European Commission's Renewable Energy Directive, which would require that at least 10 pct of transportation fuels come from renewable sources by 2020. (Source: Zion Market Research , July, 2018)
Contact: Zion Market Research, +49-322 210 92714, USA/Canada (855) 465-4651, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zionmarketresearch.com
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ABB's scope on Hornsea Project Two, which is set to become the world's largest offshore wind farm, includes the engineering, supply, project management and commissioning of the digital control and protection systems for the onshore substation and the two offshore platform substations.
The Hornsea Project Two power flow will be protected and controlled by the largest Static Compensation (STATCOM) system ever built in the offshore wind space and the ABB Ability MACH control, protection and monitoring system is the brain of the STATCOM, according to an ABB release. (Source: ABB, Renewables, 12 July, 2018) Contact: ABB, www.abb.com; Orsted, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted, ABB, Offshore Wind, Hornsea,
Vidaris is a A/E/C consultancy for building envelope, energy efficiency, specialty engineering, code compliance and construction administration. Synergen consults in forensic and risk analysis, claims and litigation consulting, and international arbitration.
(Source: Vidaris, PR, Markets Insider, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Vidaris, Marc Weissbach, CEO, Michelle Maxwell,
(212) 689.5389 Ext. 168, email@example.com, www.vidaris.com; Synergen Consulting International, Bryan Byrd, Pres., (800) 701-4248, https://synergen.com
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The report recommends: establishing a bioenergy heating Feed-In Tariff (FIT) scheme;
new coal-fired power plants be co-combusted with biomass;
biomass fuels be sourced from domestic forest resources and preventing wood resources from deteriorating, and utilizing waste such as rice husk/paddy straw and unused wood products, such as bamboo in the agricultural sector.
(Source: Japan Renewable Energy Institute, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Japan Renewable Energy Institue, www.renewable-ei.org/en
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Vestas has also been awarded a 69MW deal to supply 20 V126-3.45MW wind turbines to the Kosava 1 project in Serbia, which is expected to be online
in early 2019. The Serbian contract includes a 12 year service agreement.
(Source: Vestas, Various Media, Windpower Monthly, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com
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Enefit Green owns four wind farms totaling 111 megawatts, three cogeneration plants in Estonia and Latvia, one hydroelectric power plant and one solar power plant.The company produces energy from wind, biomass, water, mixed municipal waste and solar.
Nelja Energia owns 17 wind farms in Estonia and Lithuania with a total capacity of 287 megawatts, and holds a minority ownership in two biogas stations in Estonia. Nelja Energia produced 804 GWh of renewable energy in 2017.
(Source: Enefit Green, BNS, 11 Jyly, 2018) Contact: Eesti Energia, www.energia.ee; Nelja Energia, www.4energia.ee
More Low-Carbon Energy News Eesti Energia, Enefit Green , Nelja Energia, Renewable Energy,
The plan would have boosted the renewable fuel blending obligation from 10.88 pct to 11.76 pct to offset volumes lost under the waiver program, which has been expanded sharply under Scott Pruitt's tenure at the EPA.
The idea was apparently aimed at assuaging the U.S. corn lobby which has accused Trump's EPA of undermining the demand for biofuels like corn-based ethanol through the waiver program, but was scrapped amid intense protest from the refining industry, according to the Reuters report.
The "hardship" exemptions representing some 2.25 million gallons worth of biofuel were granted for 2017 and 2016, including waivers covering 1.46 million compliance credits (RINS). The EPA projected some 8.18 billion gallons of gasoline and 5.44 billion gallons of diesel produced by small refiners would be exempt from the requirements in 2019, according to the EPA.
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: EPA, Manitoba Co-oporator, Various Media, Reuters, 12 July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel Blend, RFS, Pruitt, Renewable Fuel Standard, "Hardship" Waiver,
Zilkha Biomass Energy produces the Zilkha Black pellet, a proprietary water-resistant biomass pellet that is transportable and can be stored like coal.
(Source: Zilkha Biofuels, Monticello Live, 9 July, 2018)Contact: Monticello Economic Development Commission, www.monticelloedc.org;
Zilkha Biomass, Jack Holmes, CEO, Carole Engelder, Senior Manager, Technology Marketing, (713) 979- 9961, www.zilkhabiomass.com
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The Envision -- Bow Power joint venture in Energia Renovable de la Peninsula, is being developed by Envision's local partner ViveEnergia, and has PPAs with Mexico`s utility company CFE.
Envision owns the world's largest Energy IoT platform, EnOS™, currently managing more than 100GW of energy assets globally. It is also the second largest wind turbine manufacturer in China and the sixth largest in the world.
Bow Power, a joint venture from Spanish conglomerate ACS and Global Infrastructure Partners, invested in and managed seven assets with a total value higher than €1,200 million , including different technologies in several geographies, during its first year of operations.
(Source: Envision Energy, PR, 12 July, 2018)
Contact: Bow Power, www.bowpowerenergy.com; Envision (www.envision-group.com),
More Low-Carbon Energy News Envision Energy, Wind,
As per the contract, Enel X will purchase, install and operate the battery energy storage system on behalf of Amhil North America, and share the savings which are expected to be created by Enel X DEN.OS optimization software that will analyze Amhil's energy consumption and implement a control strategy. Enel X will also provide demand management services and enroll the energy storage system in IESO's demand response programme.
The storage system, which is expected to save Amhil 20 pct in energy costs, is slated for installation before the year end.
(Source: Enel X, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Enel X,
+39 06 83051, GMR@enel.com,
www.enelx.com/en; EnerNoc, Tim Healy, CEO, (617) 224-9900, www.enernoc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Lithium-Ion Battery, Enel Group, EnerNOC,
The National Grid plan calls for accelerating decarbonization of the electric sector; electrifying light-duty transportation; and overhauling heating methods through enhanced efficiency, electrification and oil-to-gas conversion, as necessary shifts to reach an interim 40 pct reduction by 2030.
Zero-carbon electricity currently accounts for more than half of the Northeast's power generation with about 25 pct coming from large-scale hydropower and other renewables.
In 2015, emissions from power generation were approximately 50 pct below 1990 levels. Overall emissions for the Northeast in 2015 fell 16 pct below 1990 levels.
Achieving the 2030 target economically implies significant reduction in the reliance on the most expensive and polluting heating fuels: fuel oil, propane and kerosene. It means that a rapid transition from these fuels to heat electrification is needed, according to the National Grid release.
(Source: National Grid, Commercial Property Exec., July, 2018) Contact: National Grid US, Dean Seavers, Pres., www.nationalgridus.com;
Siemens Power Technology International, www.energy.siemens.com/ru/ru/energy-topics/smart-grid/services/power-technologies-international.htm
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According to CARB, the emissions reductions are the result of a mixture of state-level measures that include mandating that a certain fraction of electricity come from renewable resources, regulating vehicle emissions, and a carbon pricing and trading program shared with Quebec.
2020 carbon target is mandated by a 2006 law, but since then California has passed an even stricter law requiring emissions to be 40 pct below 1990 levels by the year 2030. Per capita emissions of around 10.8 metric tons per person are about half the U.S. national average.
Overall 2016 greenhouse gas emissions for the U.S. in 2016 were around 6.5 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, and represented about 15 pct of global emissions in 2014.
(Source: California Air Resources Board, Green Car Congress, July, 2018) Contact: California Air Resources Board, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arb.ca.gov
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" It's time to turn the page on the disastrous demand destruction practices of Scott Pruitt and start a new chapter." -- Kyle Gilley, POET Snr. VP External Affairs , Communications
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Through its real-time energy monitoring and smart algorithms, the Kontrol energy analytics technology provides deep energy savings through optimization, improves energy asset performance and can extend energy asset useful life.
Kontrol Energy Corp. provides market-based energy solutions designed to reduce overall energy costs and a corresponding reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. (Source: Kontrol Energy, PR, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Kontrol Energy, Paul Ghezzi, CEO ,
www.kontrolenergy.com; Canyon Engineering Inc | LinkedIn
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The results of the federal-territorial analysis of the impact on carbon pricing in the NWT and the results of the public engagement on carbon pricing completed by the GNWT can be found HERE. (Source: Government of the Northwest Territories, Todd Sasaki, Senior Communications Officer,
(867) 767-9151 ext. 14032,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emission, Carbon Tax, Carbon Pricing,
Cargill currently operates a soybean processing plant, a grain elevator and truck and rail bulk loadout operation at the site of the new 60 million gpy biodiesel plant which is expected to be operational early in 2019.
(Source: Wichita Eagle, AP, Bradenton Herald, 10 July, 2018)Contact: Cargill, Frank van Lierde, Exec. VP, www.cargill.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cargill, Biodiesel,
The four-year SEFE research programme leverages the scientific expertise of 10 of Ireland's top academics in bioenergy research across four universities as well as national and international companies.
The work will address some of the drawbacks associated with Ireland's reliance on imported biofuels and intermittent renewables by improving the efficiency and reducing the carbon intensity of power generation and transport from combustion.
It will also do so by boosting the supply of renewable heat, which makes up 41 pct of Ireland's energy consumption, as well as meeting sustainable waste management challenges.(Source: Science Foundation Ireland, Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Silicon Republic, 9 July, 2018) Contact: Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Prof Jerry D. Murphy, Dir.,
+353 (0) 21 486 4300, www.marei.ie;
Science Foundation Ireland, + 353 (0)1 607 3200,
+ 353 (0 )1 607 3201, email@example.com, www.sfi.ie
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Download report samples HERE.
Browse a complete report HERE.
(Source: QyresearchReports, SBWire, 7 July, 2018)
(518) 621-2074, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.qyresearchreports.com
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Trees store much of their carbon within their leave and woody biomass, while grass stores most of its carbon underground. This means that when a tree catches fire, it releases its stores of carbon back into the atmosphere. But when a fire burns through grasslands, the carbon fixed underground tends to stay in the roots and soil.
The study suggests that grasslands and range lands should be given opportunities in California's cap-and-trade market, which was designed to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Their findings could also influence other carbon offset efforts around the world, especially those in semi-arid environments.
This study states that, from a cap-and-trade and carbon-offset perspective, conserving grasslands and promoting rangeland practices that lead to reliable rates of carbon sequestration may help meet California's emission-reduction goals.
(Source: UC Davis, earth.com, July, 2018) Contact: UC Davis, John Muir Institute of the Environment , Benjamin Houlton, Dir., (530) 752-7627, johnmuir.ucdavis.edu
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The process was initially developed to make wood chips, which are heavy to transport, challenging to store and susceptible to rot, more suitable for transportation and storage.
A pilot torrefaction chamber working with olive oil production wastes, various woods and vineyard prunings has been established in Spain. (Source: Fraunhofer IGB Website, Olive Oil Times, 9 July, 2018) Contact: Fraunhofer IGB, Fraunhofer IGB, Antoine Dalibard, Group Manager Heat and Sorption Systems www.igb.fraunhofer.de/en.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Bioenergy, Torresfaction,
The Indian renewable energy sector attracted more than $42 billion in investments over the past four years for clean technologies, including solar, wind and biomass as well as smart grids and ESS, according to Indian government data.
PGCIL is an Indian state-owned electric utilities company that transmits about half of the total power generated in the nation on its transmission network. (Source: KEPCO, Yonhap, Korea BizWire, 10 July, 2018)
Contact: PGCIL, www.powergridindia.com; KEPCO, www.kepco.co.kr/eng
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Eolus will provide technical, operational and administrative services as well as construct the wind farm. EWZ Holdings will provide construction financing. The wind farm is expected be commissioned in late 2020.
(Source: Eolus Vind AB, PR, 10 July, 2018) Contact: Eolus Vind AB, Per Witalisson, CEO, +46 10 199 88 02, www.eolusvind.com
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As a participant in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme MIA devised a five-year Carbon Management Plan for better energy efficiency, fuel efficiency and waste management, setting a 20 pct reduction target for aircraft movement emissions in 2018 from 2012 levels.
The airport landed higher than expected emissions reductions by replacing conventional lighting units with LED lighting, replacing its vehicle fleet with environmentally friendly vehicles, upgrading its baggage handling system, installing "green" walls, performing energy audits to track and reduce electricity consumption and the recycling of food waste. (Source: Macau International Airport, Macau News Agency, 9 July, 2018)
Contact: Macau International Airport, www.macau-airport.com/en; Airport Carbon Accreditation, +44 845 868 2708, www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org
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The new emissions reduction targets are expected to result in savings of £340 million ($452 million), and will be implemented parallel to guidance on targets for the wider public and higher education sectors., according to a statement.
(Source: UK Department for Business, Energy and Strategy, CleanTechnica, 9 July, 2018) Contact:
UK Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark, www.gov.uk/government/people/greg-clark; BEIS, https://itportal.beis.gov.uk
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The net-zero emissions goal is supported by the recently agreed upon energy union governance regulation, calling for Europe to achieve carbon neutrality "as early as possible."
(Source: European Commission, EURACTIV, 9 July, 2018)
Contact: European Commission, Miguel Arias Canete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, https://ec.europa.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, EU, European Commission,
EIA data also shows that while biomass generating capacity has remained relatively unchanged in recent years, solar generating capacity has consistently grown. In 2017, December solar capacity additions accounted for 21 pct of the annual total.
Biomass electricity generation comes from multiple fuel sources which in 2017 had the following make-up of the 64 million MWh generated:
wood solids 68 pct;
landfill gas 17 pct;
municipal solid waste 11 pct; and
other biogenic and nonbiogenic materials 4 pct.
(Source: US Energy Information Agency, Biofuel Int'l, July, 2018)Contact: EIA, email@example.com, www.eia.gov
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Energy efficiency updates and changes included :installation of more energy-efficient lighting; better energy management; moving to paperless billing; increased composting and recycling; and more then 30 other initiatives.
(Source: City of Branson, Branson News, 11 July, 2018) Contact: City of Branson, Mona Menezes, Environmental Specialist, (417) 337-8522, www.cityofbranson.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation,
Battery Consults Salt Battery incorporates table salt as a key ingredient and the other materials, such as nickel (nickel chloride and sodium are self-generated during charge), are also readily available and linked to established battery recycling networks.
The company claims the battery can be locally produced economically in production runs of around 3000 units per year, equivalent to 20 MWh of capacity.
The company's first 7 kWh prototype -- SB-7 -- is close to completion.
A single battery is expected to have a ten year life span assuming one daily charge and discharge.
The initial market for the battery is expected to be Europe
(Source: Battery Consult AG, Creamer Media Report, July, 2018) Contact: Battery Consult AG, Dr Cord-Henrich Dustmann, Managing Dir., +41 33 9721300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.batteryconsult.ch; CSIR, www.csir.co.za
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AFT is working in partnership with the Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (C-AGG), American Forests, the Forest-Climate Working Group, The Nature Conservancy, World Resources Institute, and The Trust for Public Land to support the Natural and Working Lands Initiative.
The AFT's Farmers Combating Climate Change program aims to :
protect farmland and promote smart growth to significantly reduce emissions;
improve soil health to reverse climate change and improve productivity; and
build support among the farm community and advance policies and environmentally sound farming practices to help keep farmers on the land. (Source: American Farmland Trust, AgDaily, 9 July, 2018) Contact: American Farmland Trust, (202) 331-7300, www.farmland.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Sequestration, CCS, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
The facility, which opened 8 month behind schedule in October 2014, was designed to cut CO2 emissions by 1 million tpy but removed only 400,000 tonnes to date in 2015. The delays cost SaskPower approximately $80 million in "construction deficiencies" and non-performance penalties.
Saskatchewan has committed to a 40 pct carbon emissions reduction in electrical power generation. (Source: SaskPower, CJME, Canadian Press, July, 2018)
Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com
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If approved, the Iowa Energy Efficiency Plan 2019-2023 will deliver nearly $84 million in reduced energy efficiency program fees for MidAmerican Energy's Iowa customers. Residential customers with gas and electric service would see an average savings of $81 per year, while commercial customers would average $172 in savings. The average industrial customer would save more than $12,000 annually, according to a company release.
MidAmerican Energy's proposal includes 14 energy efficiency programs including: online home energy assessments; incentives to replace older heating and air conditioning equipment with new high-efficiency models; appliance recycling; rebates to purchase smart thermostats; and others. The existing Plant Some Shade, Upstream Retail Lighting and Residential New Construction programs will be eliminated.
(Source: MidAmerican, Business Record, 9 July, 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 Incentives, Energy Efficiency Rebate, Energy Efficiency,
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. builds and operates compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicle fuel stations nationwide. The company's Redeem RNG fuel is the cleanest transportation fuel commercially available, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70 pct, according to the company. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR, BusinessWire, 10 July, 2018) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels,
Raleigh Gerber, (949) 437-1397, email@example.com, www.CleanEnergyFuels.com
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Together, the three systems will produce nearly 5 million kWh of energy per year and save the school district over $20 million in electricity costs over the 25 years of the PPA.
The projects were funded by Soltage as part of a recent investment into their capital vehicle raised with Basalt Infrastructure. (Source: Soltage, PR, Solar Power, 9 July, 2018) Contact: Soltage, Jesse Grossman, CEO, (201) 432-1786
Fax: (201) 432-1010
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EIA data also shows that while biomass generating capacity has remained relatively unchanged in recent years, solar generating capacity has consistently grown. In 2017, December solar capacity additions accounted for 21 pct of the annual total.
Biomass electricity generation comes from multiple fuel sources which in 2017 had the following make-up of the 64 million MWh generated: wood solids 68 pct; landfill gas 17 pct; municipal solid waste 11 pct; and other biogenic and nonbiogenic materials 4 pct. (Source: US Energy Information Agency, Biofuel Int'l, July, 2018)Contact: EIA, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eia.gov
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produces blades for Vestas's V136 turbine model. Production is set to begin at the site in Q3 2018.
(Source: TPI Composites, Windpower Monthly, Others, 10 July, 2018)
Contact: TPI Composites, Steve Lockard, Pres. & CEO, (480) 305-8910, email@example.com, www.tpicomposites.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News TPI Composites, Vestas, Wind Turbine Blade,
The Northwester 2 wind farm is located 48 kilometres off the coast and will have the largest and most powerful wind turbines currently available on the market -- the V164-9.5MW, with a rotor diameter of 164 metres.
Jan De Nul will design, construct and install 23 foundations, as well transport and install the cables wind turbines
Work is slated to get underwau in June 2019 for commissioning and operations in 2020. When fully operational, the project will generate sufficient green electricity for 220,000 households.
(Source: Jan De Nul Group, Gas & Oil Tech., 10 July, 2018) Contact: Jan De Nul Group, Peter De Pooter, Manager Offshore Renewables , +352 39 89 11,
+352 39 96 43 – fax, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jandenul.com/en
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