In 2017, Greenbelt commissioned a commercial system in New South Wales, Australia that converts wheat processing waste into ethanol, and it received Ecolabel certification from the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment. (Source: Greenbelt Resources, PR, 8 May, 2018) Contact: Greenbelt Resources, Darren Eng, CEO, (888) 995-4726x101, email@example.com, www.greenbeltresources.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbelt Resources, Ethanol,
Vancouver (51.6%) and Toronto (51%) are the pacesetters, followed by Sydney (46.5%) and Melbourne (28.8%). London sits bottom of the list of 10, with just 8.7 pct of its office space classed as green.
Download the CBRE International Green Building Adoption Index HERE.
(Source: CBRE, Global Construction,, 8 May, 2018)Construction Global Weekly Contact: CBRE, David Pogue, Snr. VP, (212) 984-6515, www.cbre.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CBRE, Energy Efficiency, Green Building,
Seagate Properties utilized CleanFund's 30-year C-PACE financing to install a 49.6 kW solar PV array and other improvements related to the building's heating and cooling systems. Seagate also recently CleanFund's C-PACE financing to install a 76 kW solar PV array in a second Sausalito, California office building.
PACE was introduced in California in 2008 as a form of voluntary parcel tax assessment financing to fund qualifying improvements that reduce energy and water usage, and that provide seismic and other resiliency benefits to the built environment. C-PACE financing, which has been adopted in 33 states and the District of Columbia, allows property owners to repay qualified investments for building upgrades and new construction as a line item on their ordinary property tax bills.
(Source: CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc., PR, 8 May, 2018) Contact: Seagate Properties, www.seagateprop.com; CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Greg Saunders, CEO, www.CleanFund.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News C-PACE, Energy Efficiency, CleanFund,
Energy Source is an authorized vendor for utility programs like Eversource, National Grid, and Mass Save, and is currently affiliated with eight programs within Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and New York.
Energy Source provides comprehensive energy efficiency solutions, including lighting retrofit, lighting controls, and energy management solutions. (Source: Energy Source, PR, 8 May, 2018) Contact: Energy Source, Mike Lemoi, CEO, www.energysource.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Source, Energy Efficiency, LED Light,
"We believe RINs for exported ethanol could be perceived as an export subsidy, against our World Trade Organization obligations. They could put a target on our back globally.
We are already seeing the impact of trade policy barriers on ethanol exports and we would like to have the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) look at the implications of export credits for RINs." -- Tom Sleight, US Grains Council, Pres., CEO , 9 May, 2018 Contact: USGC, (202) 789-0789, www.grains.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, US Grains Council, Biofuel, RINs, Ethanol,
The 76,000 ft2
Bentley Arena's sustainable features include:
a 504 kilowatt rooftop solar array;
technology that captures heat generated from the rink's ice-making equipment to heat water throughout the building; high-efficiency LED lighting with smart, motion-detecting controls;
ice-making and air conditioning systems that use zero CFC-based refrigerants;
high-efficiency plumbing fixtures; 50 pct of wood used in the building is sourced from certified sustainable forests;and used locally sourced and/or recycled building materials. (Source: Bentley University, Celebrity Access, May, 2018) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org; Bentley University, www.bentley.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Platinum, Energy Efficiency,
The Andeavor announcement late on Monday came after Reuters reported last month that the EPA granted the company a "financial hardship waiver" that freed its smallest refining facilities from the regulation. Andeavor recorded net profits of $1.4 billion in 2017.
Andeavor's EPA hardship exemptions freed the company's refineries in North Dakota, Utah and New Mexico from having to blend biofuels or purchase RINs for the 2016 compliance period.
The company did not explicitly credit small refinery exemptions for the savings, according to the Reuters report. (Source: Andeavor, Reuters, 8 May, 2018) Contact: Andeavor, (210) 626-6000, www.andeavor.com; Philadelphia Energy Solutions, [endlink]www.pes-companies.com[endlink]
More Low-Carbon Energy News Andeavor, RFS, Philadelphia Energy Solutions,
SGRE will initially supply up to four ZF-EH804 gearboxes fully equipped with auxiliaries.
The work will be completed in one of SGRE's five manufacturing sites in Spain.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, WPM, Others, May, 2018) Contact: SGRE Offshore, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com; Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; Princess Amelia Wind Park, www.mhivestasoffshore.com/princess-amalia-windpark
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Offshore Wind, Vestas,
The two firms are in talks to work with the University of Calgary Engineering Faculty to develop the process. To that end, SNC has applied for $2,000,000 in grant funding through the Alberta Innovate research grant program.
The LOI proposes the that VM will fund the project by supporting the requirements of the research grant. Following bench-scale testing, VM will fund the construction of a pilot plant and will retain worldwide rights to the mineral extraction license. SNC will retain a net profit royalty on all minerals produced utilizing the technology.
(Source: Voyager Minerals, NewsWire, 8 May, 2018)
Contact: Summit Nanotech Corp.,Amanda Hall, CEO, : Voyageur Minerals Ltd., John Rucci, CEO, (403) 383-8588, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.voyagerminerals.ca
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Additionally, previously this year the utility filed a green tariff and a rate case including a community solar proposal that would allow the utility to acquire wind energy for city operations. The community solar proposal would add at least 3 cents per kilowatt hour for residential customers to the cost of electricity from solar.
(Source: KCP&L, Kansas City, Energy News, May, 2018) Contact: KCP&L,
Kim Winslow, Dir. of Energy Solutions, www.kcpl.com; Kansas City,
Dennis Murphey, Environmental Officer, (816)513-1313, www.kcmo.gov
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NX Flow's energy storage system integrates an advanced vanadium flow battery (VFB), solar tracker, inverter, and software technologies. The battery, which is DC-coupled with the photovoltaic array, charges directly off the array, enabling the battery to store "clipped" energy up to its capacity limit.
For the MUM project, Ideal Energy will also install NEXTracker's smart solar tracker with independently monitored and controlled rows, high-slope tolerance and rapid assembly features. (Source: Ideal Energy, NEXTracker, PR, benzinga, 1 May, 2018) Contact: NEXTracker, www.NEXTracker.com,
Ideal Energy: www.idealenergysolar.com
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A consortium led by Abu Dhabi's Masdar and France's EDF Group are expected to complete for the 2020 third phase of the project and have reportedly arranged $650 million in financing to that end.
(Source: DEWA, The National, 3 May, 2018) Contact:
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saeed Al Tayer, CEO, +971-4-601-9999, www.dewa.gov.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, CSP Solar, Solar ,
The Neart na Gaoithe project is expected to generate sufficient electricity for around 375,000 homes and has an existing 15-year Contract for Difference with the UK Government and grid connection agreements already in place. A Contract for Difference is defined by the UK Government as "a private law contract between a low carbon electricity generator and a low carbon energy provider -- a power purchase agreement (PPA) -- designed to support the development of renewable energy projects.
The Neart na Gaoithe project is expected to be commissioned in 2023. (Source: EDF Renewables, Clean Technica, 4 May, 2018) Contact: Mainstream Renewable Power, Andy Kinsella, +353 (0) 1 290 2000, www.mainstreamrp.com; EDF Energies Nouvelles, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mainstream Renewable Power, EDF Group, Offshore Wind, Wind , Offshore Wind, Wind ,
Korean solar energy specialist Daemyung GN, together with Intromedic, LS Industrial Systems and Korea East-West Power plan to invest approximately $925 million to construct the 300-MW solar power station. (Source: SoftBank, Maeil Business News Korea, 6 May, 2018) Contact; SoftBank, SBEnergy, SoftBank Group, www.softbank.jp/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News SB Energy Corp, SoftBank, Solar,
In March, FERC issued a preliminary permit to the two developers for a feasibility study of the project which would be developed in collaboration with the Klickitat PUD. (Source: Herald-Republic, SF Gate, 6 May, 2018) Contact: Klickitat PUD, (509)493-2255, www.klickitatpud.com; Rye Development LLC, (617) 804-1326, www.ryedevelopment.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pumped Energy Storage, National Grid,
The IEA's Sustainable Development Scenario, which analyses the likely impact of energy policies by 2040, is aligned with the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement goals to keep global warming from exceeding 2 degrees C..
Statoil has also announced plans to reduce emissions from some of its new fields to 3kg of CO2 per barrel of oil equivalents (boe), which is less than 20 pct of the global average. The company's carbon intensity at its offshore fields stood at 9kg per boe in 2017, compared to a global average of 17kg per boe.
In 2017, Statoil launched a new climate roadmap outlining aims to reduce the carbon intensity of its upstream oil and gas portfolio to 8 kg CO2/boe by 2030, achieve annual CO2 emission reductions of 3 million tonnes by 2030 and build an industrial position in profitable new energy of up to 15-20 pct of capex by 2030. The company will also invest around 25 pct of research funds into new energy solutions and energy efficiency by 2020.
Statoil reduced its CO2 intensity from oil and gas production by 10 pct year-on-year, from 10kg CO2 per boe to 9kg CO2 per boe. In 2017 the company achieved CO2 reductions of 356 000 tonnes.
Download Statoil's 2017 Sustainability report HERE. (Source: Statoil, Reuters, May, 2018) Contact: Statoil, www.statoil.com; International Energy Agency, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Statoil, Climate Change, Paris Climate Agreement, Carbon Footprint, International Energy Agency,
The study, which examines how to grow dedicated bioenergy crops without converting land already under perennial cover, identifies areas within fields suitable for conversion from corn/soybean to switchgrass as indicated by publicly available agronomic, management and economic information.
Under the assumptions that land is fully owned by farmers, and switchgrass sells for $55 per short ton, the study showed that 4.3 pct of the corn/soybean area in Iowa could break even when converted to switchgrass yielding up to 4 tons per acre. In some counties, converting corn/soybean areas to switchgrass could add up to millions of dollars in total annualized producer benefits. With a future bioenergy crop market for switchgrass, the researchers conclude their approach could be used beyond Iowa and could be applied to other intensively farmed regions globally with similar data availability.
The study is available HERE. (Source: Iowa State University, High Plains AG Journal, May, 2018) Contact: Iowa State University, Alejandro Plastina, assistant Professor of Economics, www.econ.iastate.edu/people/alejandro-plastina
More Low-Carbon Energy News Switchgrass, Biofuel Feedstock, Iowa State University,
The report findings suggest the discovery of yet another “feedback loop” in which environmental disruption and climate change trigger the release of ever more greenhouse gas that further warms the planet, similar to the concerns over the methane released by fast-melting arctic permafrost. The report also finds up to 77 pct of the methane emissions from an individual lake are the result of the organic matter shed primarily by plants that grow in or near the water. This matter gets buried in the sediment found toward the edge of lakes, where it is consumed by communities of microbes. Methane gets generated as a byproduct, which then bubbles up to the surface.
The study, funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, is published in the journal Nature Communications.
(Source: Cambridge Univ., Eurasia Review , 6 May, 2018) Contact: Cambridge Univ., Dr. Andrew Tanentzap Department of Plant Sciences. +44 1223 333900, www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Cambridge University,
In 2013, COTA committed to phasing diesel-powered vehicles out of its fleet with the goal to completely transition to CNG by 2025. Today, 150 of COTA's 321 buses are powered by CNG. COTA has saved approximately $10 million in fuel costs by transitioning to CNG since 2013.
Ohio EPA is offering one-time funding to help municipalities, schools and businesses convert diesel-powered heavy-duty fleet vehicles to cleaner burning alternative fuels. The program is supported by $5 million from the Alternative Fuel Transportation Fund of the Ohio Development Services Agency.
To date, the grants have provided more than $2.8 million to replace 141 vehicles with vehicles that run on CNG, LNG or liquid petroleum gas, such as propane or butane. (Source: Central Ohio Transit Authority, Green Car Congress, 7 May, 2018)Contact: Central Ohio Transit Authority, (614) 228-1776, www.cota.com; Ohio Development Services Agency, (800) 848-1300, https://development.ohio.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ohio Development Services Agency, Alternative Fuel, CNG,
The report notes declines from 2005 to 2016 where the state has monitors in ground-level ozone, particulate matter 2.5 and 10, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and lead. Arkansas is one of only 12 states that meets all federal air quality standards, although it was not meeting ozone standards a few years ago.
Download the Arkansas State of Air Report HERE. (Source: Arkansas OnLine, 6 May, 2018) Contact: Arkansas DAQ, Tricia Treece, (508) 682-0744, www.adeq.state.ar.us; National Ambient Air Quality Standards, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ambient_Air_Quality_Standards
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Ambient Air Quality Standards,
Norwegian fjords with world heritage designation include the west Norwegian Geirangerfjord and the Nea eroyfjord.
(Source: IMO, electrive.com, 6 May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,
Qualifying projects include those that develop highly efficient conversion processes for improving the affordability of fuels and products from biomass and waste streams.
Funding is also being offered for research and development related to the production of affordable and sustainable non-food dedicated energy crops -- including algae, energy crops and various waste streams that can be efficiently and effectively converted into affordable biofuels, biopower and bioproducts. (Source: US DOE, Energy Live, May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel Feedstock, Biofuel R&D,
The plant, which never went into full production and was shutdown in Nov, 2017, is being maintained by a skeleton crew. Although several potential purchasers have been identified, no offers for the plant have been received, according to DowDuPont. (Source: DowDuPont, Ames Tribune, 6 May, 2018) Contact: DowDuPont, Jan Konickx, Biofuels Global Business Director, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jankoninckx, DowDuPont,Dow Chemical, www.dow.com; DuPont Industrial Biosciences, William F. Feehery, Pres., www.biosciences.dupont.com; DowDuPont, (800) 422-8193, www.dow-dupont.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DowDuPont, Biofuel, Cellulosic,
The move is reportedly in response to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord and a transition away from high carbon energy generation technologies and to limit the effects of man-made climate change to a 2 degree C increase in average global temperatures.
(Source: German Allianz AG, MENAFN, 6 May, 2018) Contact: German Allianz AG, +49 89 38000, www.allianz.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News German Allianz AG, Coak,
In the first transaction, Rockland Power Partners sold two 20 MW flywheel energy storage projects -- the Stephentown project located in Stephentown, New York and the Hazle project located in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, to affiliates of Convergent Energy and Power, LP. The fully operating projects serve the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and PJM Interconnection grids.
In the second transaction, Rockland Power Partners sold all of the equity interests in Beacon Power, LLC, which operates a flywheel energy storage business and owns certain technology, intellectual property, patents and manufacturing equipment related thereto, to RGA Investments, LLC.
Both transactions closed on April 27, 2018. (Source: Bracewell LLP, PR, 4 May, 2018) Contact: Rockland Power Partners, Rockland Capital, (281) 863-9000, www.rocklandcapital.com; Beacon Power, www.beaconpower.com; Convergent Energy and Power, (917) 508-0190, email@example.com, www.convergentep.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Beacon Power, Flywheel, Energy Storage,
Under the 28 member trading bloc's current budget, $246.7 billion -- 20 pct of the budget -- is presently being spent out to 2020 on combating climate change through investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental protection, and other carbon reduction schemes.
(Source: European Commission, EuroStat, EU Newsroom, 6 May, 2018)Contact: European Commission, Miguel Arias Canete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, https://ec.europa.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, EC, European Commission, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation,
According to EuroStat, Malta had the largest increase at 12.8 pct followed by Estonia 11.3 pct, Bulgaria 8.3 pct, Spain at 7.4 pct and Portugal at 7.3 pct.
The best performing countries in cutting CO2 emissions were Finland -5.9 pct, Denmark -5.8 pct, the UK at -3.2 pct, and Ireland at -2.9 pct.
Portugal's CO2 emissions represent 1.5 pct of the EU total, where Germany is the largest contributor at 23 pct..
(Source: EuroStat, TPN/Lusa, 6 May, 2018) Contact: Eurostat, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat
More Low-Carbon Energy News EuroStat, Carbon Emissions, European Union,
Velocys' role will be as a licensor for its technology to the project. (Source: Velocys plc, Velocys plc Hydrocarbon Engineering, 7 May, 2018) Contact: Red Rock Biofuels, Terry Kulesa, CEO, (970) 223-6766, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.redrockbio.com; Velocys plc
David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840-- Houston Office, email@example.com, www.velocys.com
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The legislation, which contradicts the 2016 Iowa Energy Plan encouraging greater energy efficiency,
caps spending on energy efficiency at 2 pct of annual sales for electricity utilities. It also limits utility expenditures on demand response programs at 2 pct of sales. (Source: Office of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Energy News, Various Media, 7 May, 2018) Contact: Office of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, www.reynoldsgregg.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Kim Reynolds, Energy Efficiency Iowa, Energy Efficiency Incentives, Energy Efficiency Rebates,
Funds for this green energy financing were raised through a recent Banco Galicia green bond issuance that was 100 pct subscribed to by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
(Source: Telam, Banco Galicia, Renewables, 7 May, 2018) Contact: Banco Galicia, www.bancogalicia.com; IFC World Bank, (202) 473-1000, www.ifc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency Funding, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, International Finance Corporation,
According to the World Green Building Council (WGBC), incorporating green design in hospital infrastructure can deliver an 8.5 pct reduction in hospital stays, 15 pct faster recovery rates, a 22 pct reduction in the need for pain medication and an 11 pct reduction in secondary infections. Green Star buildings also deliver significant savings, producing 62 pct fewer greenhouse gas emissions and using 66 pct less electricity than average Australian buildings.
The Royal Adelaide Hospital incorporates abundant natural daylight, 3.8 hectares of landscaped environment with internal themed courtyards, sky gardens across the hospital's nine levels, and a 1.6 hectare green space footprint within the hospital.
The facility also incorporates, high efficiency water fittings, a water capture and recycling system, onsite co-generation heating system and other energy conservation and efficiency features.(Source: Green Building Council of Australia, Climate Control News, May, 2018) Contact: Green Building Council of Australia, Romilly Madew, CEO, +61 2 8239 6200, new.gbca.org.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building Council of Australia, Building Energy Efficiency, Building Energy Management,
The report notes that although regulations are not the sole driver of the biogas industry, the report notes, they are a primary one. In Europe, which is home to the world's largest regional anaerobic digester market, the existence, stability and reliability of the legal and political framework is seen as the greatest influence on the market. Germany's rise to become a market leader came after the passage of major renewable energy legislation, and in the UK, the passage of a renewables obligation law provided the framework for a developing anaerobic digestion market.
Major players in the market mentioned in this report include ADI Systems, AsiaBioGas, BDI-BioEnergy, CH Four, CleanWorld, DVO, Ebara, Gasum, Hitachi Zosen, Inova, Kruger, MWH Global, Niras, Organic Power, Premier Tech Aqua, Republic Services, Sansuy and Turning Earth, among others.
Research details are available HERE.
(Source: BCC Research, 1 May, 2018) Contact: BBC Research, (866) 285-7215, www.bccresearch.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BCC Research, Biogas, anaerobic digestion,
The projects -- the 476 MW Baltic Eagle and the Wikinger Sud offshore wind farms -- were awarded by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) to the Spanish energy company during Germany's second public tender for offshore wind energy.
The €1.4 billion Wikinger offshore wind farm, which features 70, 5MW AD 5-135 Adwen turbines, will generate sufficient electric power for 350,000 homes. (Source: Iberdrola, EBR, May, 2018)Contact: Iberdrola Renewables,http://iberdrolarenewables.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola, Wind, Offshore Wind,
The increase is being credited in part to Gov. Gina Raimondo's Lead by Example Campaign, a 2015 executive order directing state agencies, municipalities and schools to initiate renewable-energy and energy-efficiency projects. Under the program, over 900 new solar arrays have been installed atop a cluster of state agency buildings near the Statehouse. The three-building energy system was funded through proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the state Renewable Energy Fund which is financed through electric ratepayers.
Other Lead by Example projects include solar arrays on the Office of Attorney General, Rhode Island College, and the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol.
The state seeks to attain 1,000 MW of renewable energy by 2020 through a combination of incentives and funding.
(Source: eco'RI News, 3 May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, RGGI,
The two projects will be built by the company under its previously announced $3.6bn Wind XI project
which includes nearly 1,000 wind turbines and an addition of up to 2GW of wind generation capacity in Iowa.
The Wind XI project is slated for completion by next December.
(Source: MidAmerican Energy, Power Technology, 3 May, 2018) )Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News MidAmerican Energy, Wind,
Key players included in the global Biofuels market report are: China Agri-Industries Holdings, COFCO Biochemical (AnHui), Raizen, ADM, Tianguan Group, Cargill, POET, Big River Resources, Vivergo, The Andersons, BP, Pacific Ethanol, Flint Hills Resources, Green Plains, CropEnergies, Valero, Abengoa Bioenergy and Jilin Fuel Ethanol
The report analyzes the biofuels market by: type-- Biodiesel and Bioethanol; end users -- industrial fuels, transportation fuels and Chemical industry; regions; distributors; dealers; traders and manufacturers including contact information, production strategies, the scope of the Biofuels product, their capacity, worldwide productivity, and revenue generation.
Details and a PDF sample copy of this study HERE
(Source: E Market Research, May, 2018) Contact: E Market Research, (857) 239-0696,
ReneSola has over 187 MW of operational DG solar projects and an additional 28 MW under construction, according to the company. By the end of 2018, it intends to own 350 to 400 MW of DG projects in China.
(Source: ReneSola Ltd., Various Media, May, 2018) Contact: ReneSola Ltd., China DG Solar, www.renesola.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ReneSola, Solar, China DG Solar,
Patent-pending, low-emissions REG Ultra Clean Diesel is made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel and is California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved for year-round use throughout California under the Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation. REG Ultra Clean Diesel reduces total hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions by 15 pct, particulate matter emissions by 40 pct, emits less nitrogen oxides (NOx) and offers even greater emissions reductions when compared to conventional diesel, according to the company.
(Source: Renewable Energy Group Inc, 2 May, 2018)
Contact: REG, (515) 239-8104, www.regi.com/ultracleandiesel, www.regi.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Group Inc., REGI, Clean Diesel,
The Golden State also seta new record for the instantaneous portion of demand met by renewable energy on Saturday at 73 pct, just 15 minutes before the solar record, with solar and wind alone meeting 64 pct of demand, exclusive of an estimated 6.6 gigawatts of behind-the-meter solar available in the state.
In 2017, California's renewable energy sources -- excluding large hydro plants -- represented 31 pct of Californias in-state electric power generation.(Source: California Independent System Operator
Contact: California Independent System Operator, www.caiso.com
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POET is recognized for its leadership in remaining focused on reducing the reliance of the United States on foreign energy, to revitalizing global agriculture, and providing a cleaner, affordable alternative to fossil fuels.
Since 2006, C has worked to bring together like minded companies to share ideas and partner to deploy bio-processes that can be economic in the long run without government subsidy. BDC holds two symposiums a year for its members, where leading edge information from various bio-companies is shared and tours are made of bio-facilities. BDC acts as a resource to members, working to broker partnerships that can lead to the deployment of commercial facilities. The organization recognizes the need for low cost feedstock, cost effective measures such as integration of processes, high value products, and good management to achieve the economics needed for success.
POET, the world's largest biofuels producer, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. The 30-year-old company has a network of 27 production facilities. POET, through its joint venture with DSM, also operates a commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Biorenewable Deployment Consortium, PR, May, 2018) Contact: Biorenewable Deployment Consortium, Masood Akhtar, Pres.,(608) 332- 0189, Masood.Akhtar@biorenewabledc.org,
POET. Matt Merritt, Public Relations,
(605) 965-2225 / (605) 370-9959, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.poet.com
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Green D+ is a fossil-free, low-emission renewable diesel fuel made by adding a nanotechnology-patented performance additive to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). The HVO is produced from used cooking oil, plant oils such as palm and rapeseed oil, and others.
Red Funnel will trial Green D+ biofuel and varying amounts of low-sulfur marine gas oil to power the ferries' main engines and onboard generators. The aim is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
(Source: Red Funnel, Cruise & Ferry, May, 2018) Contact: Red Funnel, Mark Slawsom, +44 0 2380 248500, www.redfunnel.co.uk; Green Biofuels Ireland, Magnus Hammick, COO, www.gbcorp.biz; Green D+, www.greendplus.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Biofuels, Biofuel, Maritime Biofuel,
The goal is to slash CO2 emissions at Fraport's fully-consolidated group companies by half to about 125,000 tpy by 2030.
The new target is based on the national reduction rates agreed to at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.
(Source: Fraport AG, Cargo Airport and Environment News, 3 May, 2018) Contact: Fraport AG, +49 180 6 3724636, www.fraport.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Aviation Emissions,
The utility plans to construct, own and operate a 20-MW/80-MWh lithium-ion battery storage system at the site of the 20-MW West Loch solar park at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the construction of which was launched last month. The facility is expected to come online in February, 2020.
In other HECO news, the company is also accepting proposals for new grid-scale renewable generation with a storage component -- 220 MW for Oahu, 60 MW for Maui and 20 MW for Hawaii Island. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, Renewables, May, 2018) Contact: HECO, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, email@example.com, www.hawaiianelectric.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hawaiian Electric, Battery, Energy Storage,
The 10,000-tonne jack-up Seajacks Zaratan, will site all 20 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines in the Taiwan Strait, with work set to start in the second quarter of 2019.
Seajacks will be installing the turbines for the Macquarie Capital, Orsted and Swancor-owned project in around 30 meters of water, up to 6 km off the coast of Miaoli County in northwest Taiwan. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Seajacks, Marine Log, 2 May, 2018) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable EnergyOffshore, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en; Seajacks UK Ltd., +44 1492 841400, www.seajacks.com
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The fund will invest primarily in UK utility-scale energy storage assets or North America and Western European energy storage projects. It will not invest in projects under development. Its seed portfolio of 18 MW includes three assets using batteries by NEC Energy Solutions Inc and Tesla.
(Source: Gore Street Capital, Renewables, May, 2018)
Contact: Gore Street Capital, Alex O'Cinneide, CEO, +44 20 3826 0290, www.gorestreetcap.com
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The project, which will be carried out by a world-leading team of Finnish and Mongolian ice sculptors, is expected to take four weeks to complete and an undetermined period to melt.
GloMEEP member countries -- Argentina, China, Georgia, India, Malaysia, Morocco, Panama, Philippines and South Africa -- will serve as lead pilot countries for implementing legal, policy and institutional reforms; undertake awareness-raising and capacity-building activities and establish public-private partnerships to support low-carbon shipping.
Jamaica, through the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), is currently staging a three-day session to assist maritime administrations, port authorities and their personnel to better understand sources of emissions in ports, identify strategies and solutions and train participants in the use of two new guides -- Guide for a Port Emissions Status Assessment and Guide for the Development of a Port Emissions Reduction Strategy -- which are being developed under the GloMEEP project.
GloMEEP is being undertaken through partnership involving the Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). (Source: Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnership, Jamaica Information Service, 2 May, 2018) Contact:
GloMEEP International Maritime Organization, www.glomeep.imo.org
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Supported by £54.5 million funding, the Route Map confirms that landlords of privately rented homes will be required to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate rating of Band E from April 2020 at change of tenancy, and then Band D from 2022. All private rented properties will need to be EPC Band E by end March 2022 and Band D by end March 2025.
The funding will also support local authorities to expand their existing energy efficiency and fuel poverty programmes.
(Source: Scottish Construction Now, 2 May, 2018) Contact:
First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Minister_of_Scotland, www.firstminister.gov.scot
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Delivering energy savings, incentives and rebates paid by virtually all electric and gas customers on their monthly energy bills to low-income customers has been, and is a problem.
The redesign effort aims to make the wide range of rebates and incentives more effective, accessible and effective by rolling many of them into a program for multi-family building developers and owners. Individual apartment owners would not be eligible, according to the current contours of the program which is
expected to be rolled out on a transition basis in January, 2019. The bill
would also require the state's electric utilities to reduce customer power consumption by 2 pct. Few details have been announced to date.(Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, NJ Spotlight, 3 May, 2018) Contact: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, (609) 777-3300, www.bpu.state.nj.us
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The proposed new rules would deviate slightly from another much-heralded objective -- Requiring all new homes be "net-zero" meaning they would produce enough solar power to offset all electricity and natural gas consumed over the course of a year. Among the highlights:
The mandate dates back to 2007 when the California Energy Commission adopted the goal of making homebuilding so efficient the "newly constructed buildings can be net zero energy by 2020 for residences and by 2030 for commercial buildings."
(Source: California Energy Commission, Orange County Register, 4 May, 2018) Contact: California Energy Commission
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