The CMI Energy and ViZn Energy partners will focus on: renewables integration, waste water treatment, mining, oil and gas, chemical, and other commercial and industrial energy storage use projects.
ViZn is currently delivering systems in the U.S., Canada, Central America, Europe, and India. ViZn Energy’s flow batteries are uniquely capable of performing both rapid, high-power discharges and slower, long-duration releases at lower power, according to the company.
(Source: ViZn Energy, PR, Various Media, Dec., 2017) Contact: ViZn Energy, Van Dell, CEO , www.ViZnEnergy.com; CMI Energy,
Jean-Michel Gheeraerdts, Pres., Energy, www.cmigroupe.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ViZn Energy Systems , Redox Flow Battery, Energy Storage,
According to Aquila, conditions at the project sites and the low cost of PV power systems motivated the transaction. Aquila also reports it has inked a power purchase agreement with a local third party for the power produced by the solar parks.
In total, Aquila Capital manages a renewable energy portfolio with a transaction volume of more than €3 billion in ten countries. (Source: Aquila Capital, FTSE, 14 Dec., 2017)Contact: Aquila Capital, +49 40 87 5050-100,
+49 40 87 5050-129
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Aquila Capital,
For a $9 additional cost from adding solar cells, the P Series solar panels can be structured like shingles, maximizing direct sunlight exposure and raising efficiency. Many of the P Series solar panel features were created by Cogenra Solar, the Freemont California solar panel producer acquired by SunPower in 2015.
(Source: SunPower, Electrk, inhabitat, 14 Dec., 2017)
Contact: SunPower, Nam Nguyen, Exec. VP, www.sunpower.com; Cogenra Solar, (510) 771-7835, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cogenra.com.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, SunPower, Cogenra,
The electric power sector is projected to consume 0.274 quadrillion Btu (quad) of waste biomass, this year, the
industrial sector is expected to consume 0.18 quad of waste biomass and the residential sector -- approximately 2.3 milliuon homes -- is expected to consume 0.385 quad of wood biomass in 2017, increasing to 0.413 quad in 2018.
(Source: EIA, Dec., 2017) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, US EIA,
The demo facility, which is expected to come in at approximately NOK 500 million ($60.3 million) will use Danish-Canadian company Steeper Energy technology. Construction is slated to get underway in February 2018 for completion in 2019.
Sodra and Statkraft formed the joint venture company Silva Green Fuel AS in 2015 to establish future commercial production of advanced biofuel based on forest raw materials. The capacity of a full-scale production line will be between 100 and 150 million lpy of biofuel. (Source: Statkraft AS, 15 Dec., 2017) Contact: Statkraft, +47 91370572, www.statkraft.com; Sodra, Christen Grønvold-Hansen, Project Director , +46 (0)70 646 33 37, www.sodra.com/en;
Steeper Energy, http://steeperenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft, Sodra, Woody Biomass, Biofuel,
The researchers are studying Rhodococcus opacus, a bacteria originally discovered growing on toxic compounds outside a chemical plant. These bacteria thrive on these toxic compounds, using them as a source of food for the production of biofuels that
not compete with the food supply.The researchers will engineer microbes to make biofuels from lignin, millions of tons of which are generated yearly from paper making and lignocellulose-based biofuel industries. Currently, the value of lignin is restricted to its application as a fuel for on-site boiler operations. (Source: Washington University St. Louis, PR, 11 Dec., 2017) Contact: Washington University St. Louis, Diane Duke Williams, Associate Director for Media Relations, (314) 286-0111, email@example.com, www.wustl.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Cellulosic, Bacteria, Ethanol, Biofuel R&D,
The Chicago Climate Charter outlines concrete plans for meeting carbon emission reduction targets by the year 2025.
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a Canadian Crown corporation established by way of the 1997 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act. CPPIB is charged with operating and managing the Canada Pension Plan portfolio at arms length from the federal government which, under the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has seized the environmental moral high ground on "dirty coal" and climate change.
We can't help but wonder if the Feds and the CPP -- their agency -- are singing from the same carbon emissions-climate change hymnal?
(Source: Friends of the Earth Canada, Ugerwald, Canadian Press, Dec., 2017) Contact: Urgewald, https://urgewald.org; Friends of the Earth Canada, (613) 241-0085, www.foecanada.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Tax,
Designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, the four-story, 54,800-square-foot Pulichino Tong building incorporates lighting occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting, "chilled beams" for heating and cooling, a solar wall to preheat the intake air, recycling materials and other energy efficient features.
(Source: USGBC, UMass, ProudGreenBuilding, Others, 11 Dec., 2017)Contact: USGBC Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org; University of Massachusetts-Lowell, www.uml.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,
According to EA Technology CEO Robert Davies,
"Our Carbon Action Plan will give us a modern, integrated, low carbon footprint and we expect to see our emissions reduce year on year with immediate effect as well as delivering the company financial savings."
(Source: EA Technology, PR, Various Media, BusinessGreen, 11 Dec., 2017)
Contact: EA Technology , Robert Davis, CEO, +44 (0) 151 339 4181, www.eatechnology.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutrality, Carbon Neutral,
On the other hand, emissions from transport were at record levels, with jumps in the use of diesel and aviation fuel.
Emissions in all other sectors either remained stable or increased slightly, according to NDEVR Environmental. (Source: NDEVR Environmental, Guardian, 10 Dec., 2017) Contact: NDEVR Environmental, +61 3 9865 1400,
Fax. +61 3 9865 1499, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ndevr.com.au
In 2013, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy established the Carbon Abatement Strategy 2021, in cooperation with the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, Dubai Carbon, and started an inventory of Dubai's GHG from 2011.
In 2016, Dubai reduced 23.08 tons of carbon emissions per capita, compared to 18.37 tons per capita in 2011.
(Source: Dubai Supreme Council of Energy,
Emirates News, Dec., 2017) Contact: Dubai Supreme Council of Energy,
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman, www.dubaisce.gov.ae/en;
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, www.c40.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News C40 Cities, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
The Belridge Solar project will consist of an 850MW solar thermal facility, producing 12 million barrels of steam per year, and a 26.5MW photovoltaic facility that will generate electricity. The facility is projected to save more than 376,000 metric tpy of CO2 emissions.
(Source: GlassPoint Solar, Muscat Daily 9 Dec., 2017) Contact: Aera Energy, Christina Sistrunk, CEO, (661) 665-5000, www.aeraenergy.com; GlassPoint Solar, Ben Bierman, CEO, (415) 778-2800, email@example.com, www.glasspoint.com:
More Low-Carbon Energy News GlassPoint Solar, Solar,
This round of testing is specifically designed to enable the greater displacement of petroleum-based jet fuel by bio-based hydrocarbon fuels with similar performance characteristics to commonly used petroleum-based fuels, albeit with reductions in particulate matter and other air quality related emissions. Accoding to GEVO, its ATJ has the potential to improve performance by providing greater energy density which translates into better mileage.
Evandale, Ohio-based GE Aviation is a part of General Electric Company, and is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. (Source: GEVO, PR, 11 Dec., 2017) Contact: GE Aviation, www.geaviation.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gevo.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News FAA, GEVO, Aviation Biofuel, Isobutanol, GE Aviation,
The Scania model -- which was specifically developed for the UK bus market -- complements Stagecoach East's environmental goals by reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 84 pct compared to an average automobile which emits 120g of CO2 per km while the equivalent journey using a biogas bus only emits around 2.4g per km.
Stagecoach East has invested £4.7million in a fleet of 22 Scania "greener" Park & Ride buses.
(Source: Stagecoast East, 12 Dec., 2017) Contact: Stagecoach East, Andy Campbell, Managing Director, www.stagecoachbus.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,
In 2005, PEL and a Brazilian company established a partnership to provide ethanol production feedstock for a newly constructed 40-million gpy plant in Kingston. In 2013, the plant operators claimed the high ethanol feedstock prices rendered ethanol production unprofitable and ethanol importation profitable. Accordingly, PEL virtually shuttered production and became a net importer. The plant's five storage tanks are presently being used to store approximately 4,000 barrels of contaminated ethanol which the company is trying to dispose of. The company now plans to resume production in 2018.
(Source: Jamaica Aufitor Generals Office, The Gleaner, 12 Dec., 2017)
Contact: Petrojam Ethanol Limited, https://petrojamethanol.com; Jamaica Auditor General Office, Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis, +876 926 5846, auditorgeneral.gov.jm
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In market segment terms, utility scale growth was twice as high, increasing 58 pct from 2016 to 2017 while the residential sector increased by 32 pct year-over-year. (Source: DOE EIA Electric Power Monthly, Dec. 2017)
Contact: EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Energy Information Agency,
Over the next five years, the research team will work with Midwestern universities, hospital industrial facilities and others to analyze and identify potential CHP systems markets, conduct outreach to promote the benefits of the technology and provide technical assistance to organizations interested in CHP systems for their facilities.
The grant will also be used to help make local power grids more resilient to the potential damage caused by natural disasters. (Source: University of Illinois , Energy Resource Center, WTTW, 11 Dec., 2017)
Contact: University of Illinois-Chicago Energy Resources Center, Cliff Haefke, Dir., (312) 996-4490, www.erc.uic.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, CHP,
Whereas existing solar panels use vacuum as the filler between two layers, the new design uses an inert gas as the filler, acting as an additional insulation.
How does the double-glazed solar panel work? When the sunlight strikes it, electrons are ejected from the photocathode, which is the inner layer applied with a special coating that releases electrons during a radiation. These free electrons then transcend through the inert gas (argon) and are collected by the transparent outer layer that conducts electricity.
(Source: University of Warwick, CleanTechnica, 11 Dec., 2017)
Contact: University of Warwick, Dr. Gavin Bell,Dr. Yorck Ramachers, +44 (0)24 7652 3523, https://warwick.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Solar Panel, Solar Panel Eficiency,
The desalination battery combines the ability to desalinate highly saline waters with the ability to store electrical energy. The battery produces desalinated water during discharge without the need for high pressure or expensive maintenance; reduced pretreatment requirements; and the ability to realize high water recovery ratios and enables high renewables penetration on the grid.
PARC is developing the Membrane-based Electrochemical CO2 Removal System as a retrofit to existing HVAC systems. The PARC system reduces the need for thermal and humidity conditioning of building air by removing CO2 directly without increasing energy consumption.
PARC is also working on a variety of initiatives ranging from energy storage and efficiency to renewable energy, and others.
(Source: PARC, PR, 11 Dec., 2017) Contact: PARC, Jessy Rivest, Energy Materials & Systems Hardware Systems Laboratory , (650) 812-4000, www.parc.com; California Clean Energy Fund, (415) 957-0167, www.calcef.org; California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Energy Commission, Energy Storage, California Clean Energy Fund,
PG&E's commitment to sustainability include:
delivering power that's among the cleanest in the nation, with nearly 70 pct coming from greenhouse-gas free resources; a shareholder-funded Better Together Resilient Communities grant program that will invest $2 million over five years to support climate resilience planning efforts; and
helping customers save $258 million on their energy bills through energy efficiency, and others.
(Source: PB&E, PR, 11 Dec., 2017)
Contact: PG&E Corporation, (415) 973-5930, www.pgecorp.com/sustainability, www.pge.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Energy, Renewable Energy, PG&E, Energy Efficiency,
Vietnam has been pushing for the E5 blend as ethanol can be produced from cassava. Several factories have been set up specifically to process cassava into ethanol.
The switch to the E5 mixer to fueling stations nationwide is expected by Jan. 1, 2018. (Source: PetroVietnam Oil Corp., Business Record, 12 Dec., 2017)
Contact: PetroVietnam Oil Corp., www.pvoil.com.vn
More Low-Carbon Energy News E5, Cass Ethanol.Vietnam Ethanol, PetroVietnam Oil ava ,
Gasoline supplied in India is already blended with ethanol and methanol-blended automotive fuel (petrol and diesel) in various blended percentages ranging from 3 to 85 pct is already in use in a few markets.
(Source: Autocar India, 11 Dec., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol, Methanol Blend, Biofuel,
Together the firms aim to install 100MW of distributed solar PV by the end of 2018 and 500MW by 2021. They will also collaborate on efficiency management using LEDs and green energy trading projects in Singapore as well as providing decentralized energy in industrial parks, according to a Linyang release.
The MoU covers: six areas requiring an investment of more than $500 by 2020.
energy efficiency in buildings;
rooftop and floating solar plants; 300MW of n-type double-glass modules;
LED light and energy-saving services;
partnering on Singaporean power trading; and
working on virtual power stations, energy management hosting and micro-grids. The two companies expect to invest a total of $500 million by 2020.
(Source: Linyang Energy, Various Media, PV Mag, 12 Dec., 2017) Contact: Linyang Energy, www.linyang.com/en; Sunseap, +65 68 16 1000, www.sunseap.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sunseap, Linyang Energy, Solar, Floating Solar, Rooftop Solar,
The hotel's LEED qualifying sustainable features and practices include: heat-rejecting technology to block solar gain and reduce air conditioning;
extensive use of recycled materials throughout, including roof, carpeting and ceramic tiles as well as FSC-certified reclaimed wood; the use of environmentally safe cleaning supplies, and others. (Source: Limelight Hotel, Hotel Management, 12 Dec., 2017) Contact:
Limelight Hotel, Mark Vogele, project manager,www.limelighthotels.com; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification,
Current setback rules went into effect in 2014 when the Republican-led Legislature placed a two-year freeze on renewable-energy mandates for power companies. The freeze expired last year, but the set back legislation remains in place. An effort to ease the rules has stalled in the Legislature.
(Source: Youngstown Vindicator, Vindy.mobi, 11 Dec.2017) Contact: Apex Clean Energy, Andrea Miller, VP Asset Management, Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Apex Clean Energy,
The consortium will be a cooperative private-public innovation hub addressing wind plant technology advancement, resource and physical site characterization, installation, operations and maintenance, supply chain technology solutions, and related relevant offshore wind topics and technologies.
The DOE intends to select an administrator to coordinate the collaborative R&D activities conducted by the consortium. The consortium will include members of the offshore wind industry who will contribute funds to the consortium and use the research findings to further advance technologies. In addition to the initial $18.5 million funding, $2 million will be allocated to research at DOE's national laboratories to support consortium R&D activities. (Source: US DOE EERE, 12 Dec., 2017) Contact: US DOE EERE, energy.gov/eere/wind
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, DOE EERE,
The new plant will be built at a 200-year-old distillery, which already has a biomass boiler installed.
Upon completion, the new anaerobic digestion (AD) facility will treat approximately 130m3 of whisky co-products a day to produce 2,000m3 of biogas which will be fed to a combined heat and power (CHP) engine that will provide 200KW of electricity and 230KW of heat for use in the operation of the distillery.(Source: Clearfleau, PowerTechnology, Dec., 2017) Contact:
Clearfleau Ltd., Craig Chapman, CEO, +44 (0) 844 477 6292, email@example.com, www.clearfleau.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas, Anaerobic Digestion,
The GridPoint Energy Manager platform provides visibility into facility operations to help customers automate and control sites, lower energy costs, and proactively manage day-to-day operations. Energy Manager Mobile 3.0 utilizes three dimensions of data to create the most accurate picture of energy usage within a building: granular data at the equipment-level, real-time data, and historical data.
The 3.0 can be used as a diagnostic tool to triage site HVAC or other failures and to support users or small businesses with bill entry tools, savings dashboards, and a new HVAC Health feature.(Source: GridPoint, PR, 12 Dec., 2017) Contact: Gridpoint, www.gridpoint.com/mobile
More Low-Carbon Energy News GridPoint, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
The potential for high future GHG prices highlights the importance of further improving the economic competitiveness of clean-energy technologies, such as bulk energy storage, and promoting more widespread adoption of electric vehicles. According to the Brattle discussion paper, despite significant projected additions of renewable generation, the electric sector is not likely to achieve full decarbonization by 2050.
The Brattle discussion paper also notes that, given the current lack of federal support for a climate protection policy, similar approaches to GHG mitigation are being considered by other states and regions interested in pursuing policies for climate protection. For example, Quebec and Ontario have already joined California in the Western Climate Initiative's (WCI's) cap-and-trade program, and Oregon is considering an economy-wide cap-and-trade program and linkage to California as well.
The Future of Cap-and-Trade Program in California: Will Low GHG Prices Last Forever?, discussion paper is available for download HERE
(Source: The Brattle Group, PR, 5 Dec., 2017) Contact: The Brattle Group, (202 955-5050, (415) 217-1000, www.brattle.com
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In collaboration with Toshiba, NET Power modified turbines to be compatible with the Allam cycle. Because of their highly efficient design, NET Power's turbines are one-tenth the size of normal turbines. After some final tests are conducted and minor problems are fixed, NET Power expects its plant to begin its operation in 2018. At full capacity, it will produce enough electricity to power 40,000 homes. Net Power aims to license its technology to third parties -- oil and gas companies, power utilities -- and expects the first commercial plant to start its turbines as early as 2021. Net Power was formed by a partnership of 8 Rivers Capital, Exelon and CB&I. (Source: NET Power, inhabitat, 5 Dec., 2017)Contact: Net Power, (919) 667-1800, www.netpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NET Power, Carbon Emissions, Zero Emission, CO2, Carbon Dioxide,
The increase is in keeping with the province's effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions from fuels.
The province's refineries
are currently blending up to 7 -- 8 pct ethanol in their regular grade gasoline.
(Source: Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Globe & Mail, Various Others , Dec.2017) Contact: Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, (416) 325-4000, www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-environment-and-climate-change
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Ethanol Blend, Biofuel, Ontario Ethanol,
The new Livelihoods Carbon Fund will initially invest in ecosystem restoration, agroforestry and energy projects in 2018. Projects will be mainly implemented in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and will enable companies to voluntarily offset part of their CO2 emissions, in addition to their own efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of their activities.
Livelihoods funds provide upfront financing to best-in-class project developers for the implementation of large scale projects over 10 to 20 years. Returns to the funds are results-based to guarantee that projects are delivering tangible social, environmental and economic results.
Livelihoods Funds are supported by: the French Development Agency (AFD), the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB), the Ramsar Convention and the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF). (Source: Livelihood Funds, Sustainable Brands, 5 Dec., 2017) Contact: Livelihoods, www.livelihoods.eu
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The county, which is reportedly one of the nation's first such jurisdictions to make such a commitment, is now looking at its possible option -- greener building codes, increased renewable energy, energy efficiency and others -- to achieve its goal. (Source: Montgomery County Council, Wash Post, 5 Dec., 2017)
Contact: Montgomery County Council, (240) 777-7900, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council
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The Bluff Point Wind Energy Center incorporates 57 General Electric wind turbines capable of generating almost 120 MW which is being purchased by American Electric Power.
AEP will, in turn, service roughly 1 million customers of Appalachian Power in West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia with the energy generated from Bluff Point.
(Source: NextEra Energy Resources, Connerville News Examiner, 8 Dec., 2017) Contact: NextEra Energy Resources LLC, Zack Melda, Project Director, (561) 691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com;
Appalachian Power, www.appalachianpower.com; AEP, (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com
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Prior to his start with Gamesa, Miranda worked for ABB in numerous roles, including business unit director of medium voltage in Spain.
SGRE notes it has a strong presence in the Americas: a total installed base of over 26 GW, capable of powering nearly 8 million average households. Of the 26 GW installed, 17.5 GW is under service.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Various Media, 7 Dec., 2017) Contact: SiemensGamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com/en
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The Consortium represents a potentially replaceable model for multiple renewables buyers to aggregate their electricity demand under a single PPA deal.
Download the attached case study, which offers insight into the planning and
execution of this model, HERE. (Source: Rocky Mountain Institute, 7 Dec., 2017)Contact: Rocky Mountain Institute, www.rmi.org
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In Serbia, the 8MW Malibunar Wind Farm installed 4 Senvion MM100 turbines that will supply 7,200 Serbian households.
In the Republic of Ireland. the Teevurcher Wind Farm, northwest of Dublin, installed five MM82 wind turbines with a total output of 10 MW to power approximately 7,000 Irish homes per year. Serbia, Norway and Irelad are new markets for Senvion.
(Source: Senvion, CBTR, 7 Dec., 2017) Contact: Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com
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The Save on Energy program provides business owners a customized list of program incentives and audit funding for: demand response; high performance new construction; process and systems upgrades; retrofits; existing building commissioning and others.
Save on Energy has helped manufacturers cut costs and improve the efficiency of industrial lighting, air compressors, manufacturing retrofits and others. (Source: Save on Energy, PLANT, 10 Dec., 2017) Contact: Ontario Save on Energy, https://saveonenergy.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
The scaleable C-Gen is an air-cored, lightweight, "no cogging" design was developed under the Scottish Enterprise Proof of Concept Programme, and it has since been demonstrated at various scales up to 1 MW. The design is suitable for tidal, wind and wave energy applications.
(Source: VertAx Wind Ltd., Windpower, Various Media, 8 Dec., 2017) Contact: VertAx Wind, +44 01252 702165, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.veretaxwind.com
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The green bond is seen to provide an alternative source of long-term green finance in the country and contribute to the Philippines' target of reducing carbon emissions by 70 pct by 2030 relative to its Business As Usual scenario. The financing deal is expected to help save 93,000 tpy of CO2 emissions per year by 2022, according tothe bank's website.
The World Bank International Finance Corp. (IFC) is the sole investor in the bond.
Since 2005, IFC has invested $18.3 billion in long-term financing from its own account, and mobilized another $11 billion through partnerships with investors for climate-related projects. Overall, IFC has issued $7.25 billion in green bonds in 12 currencies. (Source: BDO, Philippine Daily Inquirerer, 8 Dec., 2017)Contact:
BDO, www.bdo.com.ph; World Bank International Finance Corp, https://finances.worldbank.org/ifc
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The 91 guest room hotel scored LEED Silver status through incorporation of a highly reflective TPO roof which reduces the hotel's heat island effect, installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures throughout to cut water consumption by at least 35 pct compared to LEED baseline metrics. Additionally, the hotel's energy model design reduces energy costs over 28 pct compared to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline. The hotel's construction is composed of 35 pct recycled material and 44 pct regionally sourced materials and received credit for incorporating public transportation access with the hotel's location in downtown Tuscaloosa.
(Source: Chance Partners, LLC, PR, 8 Dec., 20170 Contact: Chance Partners,
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The fuel qualifies under both the biomass-based diesel and the "other advanced biofuels" category in meeting the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
Pearson will wholesale the fuel to retailers, fuel distributors, and municipalities in both California and Oregon. The first several rail cars of Renewable Diesel have already started shipping to these West Coast markets.
(Source: East Kansas Agri-Energy, PR, Dec., 2017) Contact: EKAE, Bill Pracht, Pres., CEO, (785) 448-2888, www.ekaellc.com; Pearson Fuels, (619) 521-2411,
More Low-Carbon Energy News East Kansas Agri-Energy, Pearson Fuels, Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel,
The campaign describes bifuels as "the fastest and easiest way" to reduce transportation sector greenhouse gases and calls for Canada's present 5 pct ethanol blend mandate raised to 10 pct (E10).
Renewable Industries Canada, founded in 1984 as the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, represents the leaders of Canada's bioeconomy -- producers of renewable fuels and value added products that reduce GHG emissions.
RIC members provide renewable, clean-burning biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel -- fuels that help fight climate change and combat pollution and smog. At the same time, they produce value added products from renewable resources and continuously innovate to provide environmental and economic benefits.
The organization aims to promote the use of value-added products made from renewable resources through consumer awareness and government liaison activities.
(Source: Renewable Industries Canada, Dec., 2017)
Contact: Renewable Industries Canada, (833) 446-3385, www.ricanada.org
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The program, which helps people reduce their power bills through better insulation, efficient lighting and similar energy efficient upgrades, is a good investment and a cost effective way to meet the customer's energy requirements, have a better and more robust electrical system, create jobs and promote economic development, according to EEWV.
The utilities are also finding it cheaper to reduce demand than to build more generating capacity, which saves money, even for ratepayers who don't participate in these programs, EEWV added.
The program is largely the result of proposals made by EEWV during PSC consideration of a 2009 rate increase. (Source: EEWV, Public News Service WV, 11 Dec., 2017)
Contact: AEP, Energy Efficiency West Virginia, www.appalachianpower.com; Public Service Commission of West Virginia, www.psc.state.wv.us
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The UK, France, Germany, and others have taken similar steps and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has previously proposed banning internal-combustion engines. Governor Jerry Brown has also come out in support of the move.
Transportation is currently the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. (Source: Futurism, CARB, Various Media, Dec., 2017) Contact: CARB, (800) 242-4450, email@example.com, www.arb.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Air Resources Board, Transportation Emissions, Low carbon Fuels,
Oberlin ranks sixth in the nation among four-year baccalaureate colleges for sustainability, according to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System -- an independent sustainability assessor that runs off of self-reported data.
The school currently uses 100 percent renewable electricity.
(Source: Oberlin College, Oberlin Review, 8 Dec., 2017)
Contact: Oberlin College, Bridget Flynn, Sustainability Manager, (440) 775-8121, www.oberlin.edu; Ever-Green Energy, (651) 290-2812, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.ever-greenenergy.com
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The facilities will be connected directly to the power grid and will charge the lithium-ion batteries during an abundance of renewable power generation.
Energy stored in the batteries will be delivered back to the PG&E grid during times of peak electricity demand, increasing grid reliability while reducing congestion.
The energy storage projects are expected to be operational by 2023, subject to regulatory approvals. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, Power Tech., 6 Dec. 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North, Energy Storage America,