Engie , which holds a stake in Heliatek, has deployed Heliatek's organic OPV thin-film technology as part of a new façade at its research center in Linkebeek, Belgium.
(Source: Engie, PR, PV Tech, 16 Nov., 2017) Contact: Engie, Isabelle Kocher, CEO,www.engie.com;
Heliatek, Thibaud Le Seguillon, CEO, +49 351 2130 3430, www.heliatek.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Rooftop Solar, Engie, Heliatek,
The plants are currently funded through non-recourse project financing of €180 million and €60 million in lease agreements. The transaction is valued at €336 million and is is expected to close prior to 31 Jan, 2018, subject to financing and regulatory approvals.(Source: ERG, RE News, Various Media, Nov., 2017) Contact: ERG Power Generation,
Luca Bettonte, CEO, +39 06 845 571, www.erg.eu/en/home; ForVei, www.forvei.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ERG Power Generation , Solar,
"We should not negotiate (trade deals) with countries who are less ambitious than us because that would reduce our collective ambitions.
We need a border tax in which we'll make it possible for us to protect economic sectors as there are imports from countries who do not respect these goals and are not supporting the environmental transition."
The second largest bloc within the European Parliament, the Socialists and Democrats, is also calling for an EU border carbon tax.
(Source: SBS, Various Media, 15 Nov., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU Carbon Tax, COP23,
The authority, which is housed in the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) in Richmond, has, since its founding issued a single report summarizing its organizational efforts to date.
(Source: SE Energy News, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact:
Virginia Solar Energy and Energy Storage Authority, https://law.lis.virginia.gov/authorities/solar-energy-development-authority-virginia
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Energy Storage,
The KCT Group is active in the coal, engineering equipment, container and allied products, real estate, manufacturing and aquaculture sectors.
Goldman Sachs, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Asian Development Bank and Global Environment Fund are among ReNew Power's major investors. The company is reportedly valued at approximately $2 billion. (Source: ReNew Power, 15 Nov., 2017)Contact: ReNew Power, +91 124 489 6670/80, email@example.com, www.renewpower.in
KC Thapar Group, www.kctgroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ReNew Power Ventures, KC Thapar Group, Wind,
Under the partnership Oracle Utilities will offer "personalized" energy efficiency guidance to 300,000 households across five territories in Japan. Currently close to 70 pct of the carbon emissions from Japanese households is attributed to energy use.
(Source: Oracle, Bay Street, Nov., 2017) Contact: Oracle Corporation Utilities, Rodger Smith, VP, www.oracle.com/industries/utilities/index.html,
Oracle Solutions for Utilities, http://www.oracle.com/us/ciocentral/oracle-utilities-capabilities-395893.pdf
More Low-Carbon Energy News Oracle Utilities, Energy Efficiency,
The current expansion brings the total RTEM program to more than $40 million in investments supported by the state's Clean Energy Fund. The additional funding for the expanded RTEM initiative includes: $5.7 million in direct incentives for RTEM projects in the industrial sector; $830,000 for multifamily RTEM projects;$6 million for commercial RTEM projects that include cloud-based controls.
NYSERDA offers a 30 pct project cost share program to support both the installation of RTEM systems as well as ongoing RTEM consulting services.
NYSERDA estimates that RTEM projects save more than 5 pct on building energy costs, as well as reduce maintenance costs, improve building occupant comfort and increase operational reliability.
(Source: Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, NYSERDA, LongIsland.com, 14 Nov., 2017) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, President and CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, NYSERDA, Andrew Cuomo,
Although carbon dioxide emissions from Virginia's electric power plant's dropped by 21 pct between 2005 and 2014, they still account for almost one-third of the state's overall CO2 emissions, according to state data. (Source: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 14 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Mike Dowd, Director, (804) 678-4000, www.deq.virginia.gov; RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI, Carbon Emissions,
The City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and Anne Arundel County Board of Education have signedf PPAs for power from the project.
Building Energy has been present in many US since 2013 with more than 500 MW of projects under development, spread across different renewable energy technologies.
(Source: Building Energy SpA, PR, Nov., 2017) Contact: Building Energy SpA, (202) 524 5570 -- US Office, https://buildingenergy.it, www.buildingenergy.it
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Building Energy SpA, ,
To date, Sterling &Wilson has installed more than 1,930MW of solar plants in India, the Philippines, and South Africa.
The company is currently building a 1,177MW plant in Abu Dhabi and various other projects in Zambia, Niger, and Morocco. (Source: Sterling & Wilson, Power Technology 9 Nov., 2017) Contact: Sterling and Wilson, +91-22-25485300,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Sterling and Wilson,
Since its 2014 launch, more than 125 million square feet in 31 countries are WELL Registered or Certified, across various building types, including both new construction and existing buildings. The work is being led by more than 2,000 independent WELL APs worldwide.
The WELL Building Standard and the WELL Community Standard are administered by the International WELL Building Institute and third-party certified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). (Source: IWBI, PR, Nov., 2017) Contact: International WELL Building Institute, Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO, Callie Stanton, (646) 654-3438, (202) 650-0369, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wellcertified.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News International WELL Building Institute,
The 280ha facility utilizes 776,000 PV modules and generates sufficient electric power for 240,000 Chilean homes. El Romero Solar is presently supplying energy to Google's Chile-based site since January 2017.
The company expects to double its renewable energy capacity in Latin America to more than 2GW by 2020.
ACCIONA currently owns 897MW of wind and PV power capacity in Latin America, including Chile, Mexico, and Costa Rica. (Source: Acciona, Power Technology, 8 Nov., 2017) Contact: ACCIONA Green Energy Developments, +34 91 657 64 60, www.acciona-greenenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona, Solar,
The U.N. award recognizes California Senate Bill 1383
aimed at cutting California's methane and hydrofluorocarbon gases to 40 pct and black carbon to 50 pct below 2013 levels by 2030. This year, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) began the process of meeting the bill's targetswith the approval of approved new regulations to cut down on methane emissions from oil and gas field operations by more closely monitoring and repairing methane leaks. (Source: CARB, Various Media, WQED, 12 Nov., 2017) Contact: CARB, (800) 242-4450, email@example.com, www.arb.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News COP23, GHG, Methane, California Air Resources Board, Black Carbon,
The study also looked at how reductions in livestock emissions would impact on allowable carbon dioxide emissions consistent with long term temperature goals.
Methane, which is a short lived gas in the atmosphere of 12 years. Carbon dioxide (CO2) has a 1000 year decay period, and nitrous oxide (NO3) about 100 years. (Source: NZ Farmer, 13 Nov., 2017)Contact: New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, Dr. Harry Clark, Dir., +64 6 356 8019, www.nzagrc.org.nz
More Low-Carbon Energy News Livestock Methane, Climate Change, Methane,
McKenna is touting Canada's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including a national carbon pricing plan and federal-provincial moves to shut down traditional coal-fired power by 2030.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is proposing an American-led alliance that would encourage developing countries to adopt and invest in more efficient coal plants and stress "the role of cleaner and more efficient fossil fuels and nuclear power in climate mitigation."
(Source: Globe & Mail, 13 Nov., 2017)Contact:
Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, www.canada.ca/en/government/ministers/catherine-mckenna.html; Clair Perry-MP, www.gov.uk/government/people/claire-perry; U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, (202) 586-5000, https://twitter.com/secretaryperry?lang=en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Rick Perry, COP23, Clean Coal, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
U.S. emissions were set to decline by 0.4 pct in 2017, a smaller fall than in recent years, also reflecting more burning of coal. Emissions had been roughly flat between 2014 and 2016.
The Global Carbon Project (GCP) studies the integrated picture of the carbon cycle and other interacting biogeochemical cycles, including biophysical and human dimensions and their interactions and feedbacks.
The GCP objective is covered by three themes: Diagnostics -- Patterns and variability of natural and anthropogenic carbon sources and sinks; Vulnerability -- Processes and feedbacks of the biophysical-human system; and Low Carbon -- Carbon management and policy.
(Source: Global Carbon Project, The Independent, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Global Carbon Project, www.globalcarbonproject.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News COP23, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Global Carbon Project,
The funds being raised by Crowd Bond investors will support the ongoing operation of the £12.9 million plant. By 31 May 2017 the plant produced 3,576 MWh of electricity and over 46,000 sq-meters of biomethane, generating £935,000 of operating income.
Downing Crowd is part of Downing LLP, an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager with over 20 years of experience, 35,000 investors and in excess of £950 million of funds under management. (Source: Downing Crowd, PR, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Downing Crowd, +44 (0) 20 7416 7780,
www.downingcrowd.co.uk; Warren Energy, www.warren-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Biomethane, Biogas, Anaerobic Digestion,
Download the Oil and Gas Methane
Emissions in New Mexico report
HERE. (Source: EDF, Think Progress, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: EDF, www.edf.org; IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Gas, Methane, Climate Change, Global Warming, Environmental Defense Fund, IEA ,
Technology is presently being developed that can take waste products such as methane and use them to produce fuel and other valuable products, while reducing pathogen levels and greenhouse gas emissions.
As part of his research, Lens will focus on finding new marine bacteria for potential energy generation, developing mathematical models for bioenergy production, creating new bioreactor configurations and then turning these ideas into a working product.
Lens will collaborate nationally with research teams in NUI Galway, the MaREI and Beacon research centres, and the Energy and Dairy Processing Technology Centres.
(Source: NUI Galway, Silicon Republic, 13 Nov., 2017)
Contact: NUI Galway, Prof. Piet Lens, +353 91 524 411, www.nuigalway.ie
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioreactor, Biofuel, Biogas,
Fontavis currently manages more than €500 million in 15 portfolio companies and has a 12.25 pct stake in the offshore Trianel Windpark Borkum II. (Source: Fontavis, PR, 14Nov., 2017) Contact: Fontavis, +41 41 545 41 00, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.fontavis.ch; OX2, Paul Stormoen, Managing Director, +46 70-671 18 18, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News OX2, Wind,
Banks has been involved with climate policy, of which the 2C target is a fundamental tenet, since the Bush administration. Contact: George David Banks, http://www.energyandpolicy.org/george-david-banks-trump-wind-power
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, COP21,
The aviation industry has set ambitious targets to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from air transportation, including carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and beyond, and a 50 pct reduction of net aviation CO2 emissions by 2050. Currently, sustainable renewable jet fuel offers the only viable alternative to fossil liquid fuels for powering commercial aircraft, according to Neste.
(Source: Neste Oil Oyi, PR, 13 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Neste Corporation, Kaisa Hietala, VP Renewable Products , +358 10 458 4128, Paul Paoletta, Neste Aviation Solutions, + 41 79 429 11 39, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.neste.com;
American Airlines Corporate Communications, 817-967-1577, email@example.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste, Aviation Biofuel,
Both the new construction and the repowering are set for completion by 2020. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, DesMoines Reg., Others Nov., 2017)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 Turbine,
The newly designed facade adds a second air chamber between the current one and the façade insulation. Both chambers are connected by the bottom of the facade. Another feature is an innovative element at the top to control the air flow in the chambers, based on the gradient of the temperature outside and inside the building.
(Source: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, AZO Cleantech, 14 Nov., 2017) Contact: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, +91 336 30 60, www.upm.es
The financing includes $30 million for comprehensive energy efficiency retrofits in 30 government-owned buildings and the installation of LED lighting in another 50 facilities. The improvements are expected to save approximately $7 million per in energy costs. The financing will also support energy planning and management and contribute to the government's energy efficiency improvement and energy diversification program as well as a universal transport management system.
The $40 million loan is being co-financed by the IDB, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the European Union Caribbean Investment Facility (EU-CIF). (Source: IDB , Caribbean News Now, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: IDB, Therese Turner-Jones, GM Caribbean Country Department, www.iadb.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Inter-American Development Bank,
ESCOs, which execute a variety of building energy efficiency services, have been instrumental in providing access to energy efficiency technologies and services in market segments that would not normally be able to consider or afford these types of capital-intensive projects.
According to the report, the energy savings performance contract financing structure, which requires little to no upfront capital and moves the financial risk of the project from the end-use customer to the ESCO, is driving the market forward in mature and maturing regions, particularly for public sector customers, municipalities, schools, hospitals and others.
The study provides an analysis of market dynamics for the main ESCO customer segments, including market barriers and drivers, regional opportunities and challenges, and the competitive landscape. Global market forecasts, segmented by region, country, and customer and equipment type, extend through 2026. The report also examines the ESCO value chain and financing models.
Download a report overview HERE. (Source: Navigant Research, PR, 14 Nov., 2017) Contact: Navigant Research
Lindsay Funicello-Paul, +1-781-270-8456, ]firstname.lastname@example.org, www.navigantresearch.com, www.navigant.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Navigant Research, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
The company's Small Business Energy Solutions program includes free energy audits with qualified contractors, cost-sharing projects and energy-cost-savings opportunities for lighting, refrigeration and other business uses.
Among the projects in which Eversource is engaged, the company is working on key upgrades and modernizations in Keene, including a significant reliability project in the downtown area with a complete upgrade to the electrical infrastructure system and grid modernization.
The project, which is expected to be completed this year, is part of the nearly $370 million Eversource has invested recently in New Hampshire.
(Source: Eversource NW, Sentinel Source, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Eversource NH, Allison McLean, Community Relations Manager, (800) 662-7764, www.eversource.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Eversource, Energy Efficiency, Energfy Efficiency Incentives,
Under the program, residents pay nothing out-of-pocket for the improvements, but instead pay off the loan over time through their monthly utility bill. To qualify, the resident's saving needs to be at least 20 pct greater than the cost of the improvements.
Renters or homeowners have a contractor complete an energy audit to identify the needed energy improvements, which are made by the contractor and then paid for by the local utility cooperative. A utility representative then inspects the house to make sure the work was done correctly.
(Source: EEtility, Billings Gazette, Nov., 2017)
Contact: EEtility, Tammy Agard, Pres., (501) 351-5212, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The new LED fixtures use approximately 40 to 60 pct less electricity than the current systems and have a longer service life and require less maintenance than old model street lights. Winona used approximately about 5 million kilowatt hours annually between its buildings and other requirements.
(Source: Xcel Energy, City of Winona, Winona Daily News, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com; City of Winona, www.cityofwinona.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, LED, Energy Efficient Light, Streetlight,
In view of the dimensions of the AD plant, the structural preparations already started in September 2017. In early 2018, WELTEC BIOPOWER will begin installing the six new stainless-steel digesters and the two pre-storage tanks for the slurry. With WELTEC's custom-developed process control system CeMOS, the entire biogas plant will be fully automated from the end of 2018.
Two gas boilers use part of the biogas that is produced every day to generate heat for the biogas process. Most of the biogas is piped to a neighbouring milk powder production facility where it covers up to 35 pct of the heat required for the drying process.
(Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, PR, 14 Nov., 2017)
Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries, +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.weltec-biopower.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News WELTEC BIOPOWER, Biogas,
The new facility will recycle waste oils and fats into high-quality biodiesel using BDI's patented RepCAT technology. In contrast to the standard biodiesel process, RepCAT features a low-cost recyclable catalyst and avoids complex by-product treatment.
Crimson Renewable Energy claims to be the largest biodiesel producer in California. (Source: BDI, Biofuels Int'l, 14 Nov., 2017)
Contact: BDI-BioEnergy International, +43 316 400 9100, www.bdi-bioenergy.com; Crimson Renewable Energy LP, Harry Simpson, CEO, (720) 475-5400, email@example.com, www.crimsonrenewable.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Crimson Renewable Energy, Biodiesel, BDI,
According to Sarah Caswell, Edeniq VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, "it is critical that the EPA issue its final 2018 RFS rule with a cellulosic RVO at the level originally proposed to OMB in May, so that the RFS law will continue to work as Congress intended. By setting the 2018 cellulosic RVO at the level which reflects actual expected production for next year, EPA will be sending the all-important signal to the market that will give cellulosic producers and investors the confidence they count on to maximize growth and production. This progress will help meet the RFS cellulosic statutory volume requirements set by Congress a decade ago."
Edeniq's processes for producing and measuring low-cost cellulosic ethanol requires zero capital investment and can be easily integrated into existing biorefineries. Edeniq currently sells or licenses its technologies to ethanol plants in the United States. (Source: Edeniq, PR, Bus. Wire, 10 Nov., 2017) Contact:
Sarah Caswell, VP, Gov. Affairs, 402-935-3081
More Low-Carbon Energy News Edeniq, Cellulosic, RFS,
Xcel also recently announced it plans to increase its statewide renewable portfolio from the present 30 pct to 55 pct by 2026.
The city of Boulder is aiming to acquire Xcel's local assets and start a new city-run utility more focused on renewables and fighting climate change.
Xcel is opposed to the city's plan. (Source: Xcel Energy, Boulder Daily Camera, 9 Nov., 2017)
Contact: City of Boulder, Boulder Regional Sustainability Coordinator Jonathan Koehn, www.greenbiz.com/users/jonathan-koehn; Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, IBM, Solar,
"We (the coalition) should have a seat at the (COP23) table and the ability to work with our peers in other nations. That is the aim of our pavilion." -- Former NYC Mayor, billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg launching AMERICAS PLEDGE a coalition of cities, states and businesses representing more than half of the US economy in Boon, 11 Nov., 2017.
Bloomberg, the UN climate body's special envoy for cities, said non-state actors had already taken the US "half way" to meeting the national carbon-cutting pledge made under former president Barack Obama: a 26-28 pct cut in emissions from 2005 levels by 2025.
IEA Energy Services owns the operating assets of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, a company created to acquire and manage firms delivering infrastructure solutions for the renewable energy and infrastructure industries.
M-III will be renamed as Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc (IEA), which will own all of the existing renewable energy EPC businesses of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives.
The IEA businesses have reportedly installed around 7,200 wind turbines in about 200 projects totaling over 14GW of electricity.
(Source: IEA Energy Services, CTBR, 6 Nov., 2017)
Contact: IEA Energy Services, JP Roehm, CEO, https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-p-roehm-427a8119; M-III Partners, Mohsin Meghji, CEO, (212) 716-1491, www.miiipartners.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News IEA Energy Services,
Outgoing New Jersey Governor and Trunp supporter Chris Christie -- using typical Trump terminology -- called the program "gimmicky" and a "failure" when he withdrew his state from it beginning in 2012.
Participating RGGI states -- Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont -- agree to limit pollution from power plants and to allow energy producers to bid against each other in auctions for the right to emit carbon. To date, the RGGI auctions have raised $2.7 billion that is being used to fund clean-energy and energy efficiency programs.
(Source: WNPR, RGGI, Various Media, 9 Nov., 2017)
Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI,
The House version of the legislation proposes to cut the value of the credit and change the start of construction terms for qualification. According to AWEA, the House bill changes are "sending shock waves through the market" and if passed into law could slash the number of new US wind energy project in half. (Source: AWEA, BNEF, Renewables Now, Others 10 Nov., 2017) Contact: AWEA , Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News AWEA, Wind, Wind Production Tax Credit,
The IMO also reports the significant global reduction in the sulphur content of the fuel oil used by ships from 1 January 2020 is expected to further contribute to maritime GHG emissions through the anticipated resulting uptake of alternative fuels.
IMO also noted its capacity-building and technical cooperation with the UNDP-GEF-IMO global energy efficiency project (GloMEEP) and the European-Union funded maritime technology cooperation centre's network (GMN) project.
(Source: IMO, Marine Link, 7 Nov., 2017)Contact:
IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News IMO, Maritime Emissions, GHGs, Greenhouse Gas,
Construction is expected to get under way in spring of 2018 for completion before the year end. MGE acquired the rights to the shovel-ready site in 2016 from RPM Access LLC, the original developer. (Source: Madison Gas and Elec., Renewables Now, Nov., 2017) Contact: Madison Gas and Electric , Gary Wolter, CEO, (608) 252-7222, www.mge.com; RPM Access LLC, www.rpmaccess.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Madison Gas and Electric , Wind,
Ameren Illinois also recognized Bloomington for completing 280 residential and business energy saving projects in the last year. Ameren also granted the city $2,500 to support replacing florescent lighting with LEDs in Bloomington City Hall.
(Source: Ameren Illinois, WJBC, 7 Nov., 2017) Contact: Ameren Illinois, Carla Campbell-Jackson, Snr. Mgr., www.ameren.com/illinois
City of Bloomington, www.cityblm.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Illinois, City of Bloomington, Energy Efficiency,
CDFA, which also administers the Alternative Manure Management Program promoting non-digester manure management practices to reduce methane emissions, received 53 applications requesting a total of $29.5 million in grants.
Financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters comes from California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that uses Cap-and-Trade program funds to support the state's climate goals. CDFA and other state agencies are investing these proceeds in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide additional benefits to California communities.
The Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) and Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap and Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions.
(Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture, PR, Nov., 2017) Contact 2017 Dairy Digester Research and Development Program www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/dd;
www.cdfa.ca.gov; California Climate Investments, www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digester, Methane,
BayWa r.e. will assume technical operations management of the plant as well as train farmers to use and monitor the storage systems.
(Source: Baywa, Energy Storage, 7 Nov., 2017) Contact: BayWa r.e. GmbH, Christof Thannbichler, Managing Director Solar Projects, Matthias Taft, CEO, +49 (89) 383932 131, www.baywa-re.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e., Solar, Energy Storage,
The Navy's Energy and Water Management Awards Program is designed to promote excellence in the areas of efficiency, management, renewable energy, new technology, training innovation and awareness.
To win the award, Camp Lejeune took action to reduce usage by $15.3 million annually by creating a steam decentralization project.
The $150 million project allowed the installation to transition from burning coal to burning natural gas, a more environmentally friendly alternative that reduced CO2 emissions by 70,000 tpy and saves 87 million gpy of water. (Source: Camp Lejune Globe, 9 Nov., 2017) Contact: US Marine Corp Camp Lejune, www.lejeune.marines.mil
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
More than half the carbon stored in soil is more than 1 foot beneath the surface, and at that depth the organic matter in the soil is almost entirely associated with minerals.
Studying samples from China and Puerto Rico, the team found that mineral interactions rather than microbial activity was influencing carbon and nitrogen storage levels.
(Source: Washington State Univ., Science Alert, 11 Nov., 2017) Contact: Washington State University, Marc Kramer, firstname.lastname@example.org, //labs.wsu.edu/kramerlab/marc-g-kramer
More Low-Carbon Energy News Soil Carbon, Carbon Sink, CO2, Carbon Dioxice,
Under the new partnership, some contents of TUV Rheinland's global Certipedia certificate database will be fed into GIGA's online material data hub, Origin, which includes certified, environment-friendly building materials and products. This will empower designers to easily find and source green, healthy and sustainable building products. TUV Rheinland's Certipedia database will be integrated into Origin's infrastructure in the fall of 2017.
GIGA's assessment infrastructure, tools and metrics are used by hundreds of companies to track and communicate the health performance of their buildings and indoor spaces. (Source: TUV Rheinland, Nov., 2017) Contact:
TUV Rhineland, Holger Kunz, Executive VP Products, www.tuv.com; GIGA, www.gigabase.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News GIGA, TUV Rheinland, Sustainable Building,
NAIT researchers will work to develop fuel moisture management technology for dimethyl ether (DME), which is a cleaner-burning diesel fuel alternative made from natural gas or methanol produced from biomass feedstock.
The technology aims to remove any residual water from the DME before injection into the engine, eliminated the risk of corrosion and reduced performance.
NAIT plans to test the technology using Mack trucks from Westcan's operating in Alberta.
(Source: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Truck West, 9 Nov., 2017) Contact: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Dr. Glenn Feltham, Pres., CEO, (780) 471-6248, www.nait.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News DME, Biofuel, Ethanol, LOw-Carbon Fuel,
Under the Paris agreement, the EU has committed to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% pct by 2030 while modernizing the EU's economy and delivering on jobs and growth for all European citizens. In 2016, EU emissions decreased by 0.7 pct while GDP grew by 1.9 pct.
The EU is one of the major economies with the lowest per capita emissions, and the emissions per unit of GDP continue to fall. The progress report also looks at the EU's contribution to international climate action. In 2016, the EU and its Member States continued to be a major provider of climate finance to developing countries, increasing their overall contribution to last year reach €20.2 billion.
(Source: EU, EC,New Europe Online/KG, 7 Nov., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News COP23, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
While still requiring final IMO verification, ICS said current emissions reduction measures undertaken by the maritime industry has reduced the annual CO2 emissions to about 8 pct below the 2008 peak, despite a 30 pct increase in maritime trade. Various IMO member states have called for ship emissions reductions in the range of 50 to 70 pct by 2050 and 2060
(Source: ICS, American Shipper, 7 Nov., 2017)
Contact: IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Chamber of Shipping, www.ics-shipping.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Emissions, Shipping Emissions,