Verdigris is an end-to-end energy management solution for commercial facilities that combines hardware, software, and AI to deliver data and analytics about building operations. The platform includes hardware consisting of 42 non-intrusive, snap-on current transducers (CT) in a daisy chain connected to a hardware bud. The hardware connects to a cloud-based analytics tool through 4G or Wi-Fi.
The Verdigris API, which enables third-party applications and systems to retrieve collected data, can be used by developers to create a dashboard that shows energy usage, power quality, and equipment health in real time. The initial set of APIs includes an Energy API to access energy consumption data (increments are minutes, quarter hourly, hourly, and daily), a Forecasting API to forecast building electrical demand based on historical data, and a Disaggregation API to track device-level energy usage from a single circuit. The company plans on releasing additional APIs in Q4 including a Voltage API, a Power Factor API, and a Power Quality API.
(Source: Verdigris, Programable Web, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Verdigris, Mark Chung, CEO, www.verdigris.co
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The next step for Europe is the Clean Energy for All Europeans legislation which was proposed in November 2016 and agreed upon by the European Energy Council this past JUne.
However, according to Navigant Research, "this legislation is regarded by many as a compromise" and that "Original energy efficiency targets of 40 pct by 2030 have been reduced to 30 pct and energy savings targets of 1.5 pct per year have been reduced to 1 pct per year from 2026 through 2030 based on the results of positive progress reports in 2024."
(Source: Navigant Research, Oct, 2017) Contact:
Navigant Research, Tom Machinchick, principal research analyst, www.navigantresearch.com, www.navigant.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Navigant Research, Energy Efficiency, Building Energy Efficiency,
The primary partner for the CHEER initiative is Woodbridge-based New England Conservation Services, (NECS) which conducts energy audits and helps connect owners and renters.
NECS partners with HES, which offers energy efficiency funding from the state and performs energy efficiency assessments and other related core services.
(Source: City of Middletown, New England Conservation Services, Middletown Press, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: City of Middletown, www.cityofmiddletown.com; New England Conservation Services, www.
neconserves.com; SunLight Solar, www.sunlightsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Incentives,
In 2018, energy-related CO2 emissions are projected to increase for all three fossil fuels, petroleum, natural gas and coal, totaling 111 million metric tons of additional CO2 emissions.
The EIA expects electric power generation from coal- and natural gas-fired sources to rise by a combined 97 billion kWh. The agency also predicts CO2 emissions from coal to increase by 28 million metric tons and that CO2 emissions from natural gas will increase by 29 million metric tons, which combined makes up 52 pct of the forecasted increased in energy-related emissions for 2018. (Source; EIA, Other, Oct., 2017)Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Energy Information Administration, Carbon Emissions, CO2, Climate Change,
The 860 megawatts capacity Triton Knoll is due to go live in 2021 and is expected to generate sufficient electric power for 800,000 UK households.
(Source: Innogy, Economic Times, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: Statkraft, Christian Rynning-Toennesen, CEO, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com;
RWE Innogy, Peter Terium, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122 2088, www.rwe.com
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Prevailing has been involved in energy yield analysis for more than 1,200 projects in over 30 countries since its founding in 2009.
(Source: K2 Management, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: Prevailing, +44 7970 179785, www.prevailinganalysis.com; K2 Management, Henrick Stamer, CEO, +45 86 10 10 40, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.k2management.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News K2 Management, Wind,
b.ventus handles everything from installation to operations, maintain and, if necessary, repair. According to E.ON, a customer's average ROI is about six years. (Source: E.ON, PR, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: E.ON, b.ventus, https://eon-agile.com/startups/b-ventus; b.ventus, www.bventus.de
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The Naperville Renewable Energy Program is funded by business and resident voluntarily contributions that are added to monthly electric power bills. The program fund presently has a balance of approximately $1.4. The fund provides grants to commercial customers who invest in solar, wind, photovoltaic, biomass and fuel cell technology projects.
(Source: Naperville City Council, Naperville Sun, 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: Naperville Renewable Energy Program, http://www.naperville.il.us/services/electric-utility/powering-our-community-for-the-future/energy-efficiency-grant-programs/renewable-energy-grant-program/
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The cleantech firm claims its patented new metaSOLAR cells are 70 pct thinner than those presently available and can collect and utilize light from all directions and perform at a higher efficiency than competing products.
(Source: SDTC, Metamaterial Technologies, CleanTech Canada, 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: Metamaterial Technologies, George Palikaras,CEO, (902) 482-5729, www.metamaterial.com; Sustainable Development Technology Canada, www.sdtc.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sola, Thin Film Solar, Solar Cell, SDTC,
Beginning in 2018,
the World Bank will report in its Corporate Scorecard aggregate GHG emissions from its investment projects in key sectors, including $11 billion invested in renewable energy and $4.5 billion in energy efficiency in the past five years. The World Bank is also taking steps to measure its clients' exposure to coal, and was "evaluating options to work with these clients to move toward more renewable energy options." noting that in In 2018 the bank tripled its climate change commitments through financial institutions to $1.4 billion.
(Source: World Bank, DEVEX, 14 October 2017) Contact: World Bank IFC, www.ifc.org
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The report notes that the share of US electricity coming from coal dropped from 51 pct in 2008 to 31 pct in 2016. It also notes that roughly one in four existing coal-fired power plants will be retired or converted to natural gas retire or convert to natural gas while another 17 pct are economically nonviable and could face retirement soon.
Download Dwindling Role for Caol 2017 fact sheet HERE. (Source: Union of Concerned Scientists, Oct., 2017) Contact: Union of Concerned Scientists, www.uscusa.org
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The Bloomberg initiative comes on the heels of the Trump administration's announcement that it will begin an appeal of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan mandating 32 pct cuts in CO2 emissions by 2030. (Source: Bloomberg.com, 12 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Power Plan, Bloomberg, Climate Change, Coal,
A carbon-offset agreement reached a year ago by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) calls for a worldwide reduction in commercial aviation emissions to 50 pct of 2005 levels by 2050.
Airlines whose emissions rise above 2020 levels would have to purchase carbon-offset credits, under the ICAO agreement. (Source: Qantas, Travel Weekly, 15 Oct., 2017) Contact: Qantas, +61 02 9691 3636, www.qantas.com; ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, email@example.com, www.icao.int; SG Preston, www.sgpreston.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ICAO, Qantas, Jet Biofuel, Aviation Biofuel, SG Preston,
According an ARPA/E release. "By further developing this untapped resource, the U.S. could eventually produce enough seaweed to handle as much as 10 percent of our demand for transportation fuel. The group estimates the U.S could produce at least 500 million dry metric tpy of macroalgae which could yield about 2.7 quadrillion thermal units of liquid fuel.
Kodiak College, in collaboration with the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, will investigate cost-effective ways to grow, harvest and transport large amounts of sugar kelp based on technologies applied in the fishing industry. (Source: DOE ARPA/E, SitNews, Oct., 2017) Contact: US DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
University of Alaska, Prof. Michael Stekoll, 796-6279,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Seaweed, Biofuel, US DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy,
The 84-megawatt plant uses natural gas and waste heat from the refinery to generate both electricity and steam in order to power plant operations, replacing two older and less efficient boilers.
It will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of more than 150,000 four-room flats and improve energy efficiency by up to 5 pct resulting
in a cut in CO2 emissions by more than 265 kilotonnes -- equivalent to removing more than 90,000 cars from Singapore's roads, according to ExxonMobil.
(Source: ExxonMobil, Channel News Asia, 12 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News ExxonMobi, Energy Efficiency,
Sparkfund makes it easy for property owners to roll out new technology across an entire building portfolio.
In less than three years, Sparkfund has completed 160 energy projects in 41 states, helping a range of customers save more than $3 million in annual energy costs. (Source: Sparkfund, PR, Oct., 2017) Contact: Sparkfund, Angela Ferrante,
(844) 867-7275, www.sparkfund.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
According to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA),
the proposed legislation is expected to be a blow for utilities Engie , RWE AG and Uniper SE (FRA:UN01), which brought 3 new coal-fired power plants on line in 2015.
The Netherlands aims to source 14 pct of its energy mix from renewables by 2020 and reduce to 16 pct the share of emissions in non-Emissions Trading System (ETS) sectors from 2005 levels. (Source: Various Media, Renewables Now, Others, 12 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal, Renewable Energy, Renewables,
According to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) , the aviation industry envisions that 2 pct of all international jet fuel will come from sustainable sources by 2025. However, for the industry to meet its goal of halving carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 compared to 2005, much wider deployment of biofuels will be essential. Although five alternative jet fuel pathways from a range of feedstocks have been approved for use in aviation, with more waiting in the wings, the NGOs behind the letter to ICAO believe that only fuels derived from vegetable oils can be scaled up sufficiently.
According to bioenergy campaign group Biofuelwatch, any large-scale use of aviation biofuels made from hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO) would almost certainly rely on palm oil -- the cheapest type of vegetable oil available in large quantities, and is cheaper to refine to HVO than other types of vegetable oil. The group has described the airline industry's green fuel plans as "a Trojan horse for palm oil." (Source: ATAG, Runway Girl. 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: ATAG, ATAG executive director Michael Gill
Sustainable Aviation Fuels User Group, www.safug.org; Air Transport Action Group, www.atag.org; ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, firstname.lastname@example.org, [www.icao.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Transport Action Group, ICAO , Aviation Biofuel, Palm Oil,
Paris already has plans to ban diesel cars by 2024. Accounting for more than 40 pct of the total market, diesel cars have been pointed out as a major source of pollutants and NOx emissions. Since the recent VW "diesel-gate" vehicle emissions scandal, diesel cars have been carefully scrutinized and found to be polluting several dozen times more than allowed.
Paris also plans to promote public transport and make Paris 100 pct CO2-neutral by 2050. (Source: Various Media, DriveMag, 12 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vehicle Emissions, NOx Emissions,
In 2015 the company opened the world's first certified carbon-neutral abattoir in Ellesmere where waste material from the food processing operation is used in conjunction with used cooking oil to provide the energy requirements on site.(Source: ABP. 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: ABP Food Group, https://abpfoodgroup.com; Olleco, www.olleco.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion, Food Waste-to-Energy,
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved Ameren Illinois' energy efficiency plan in September but directed the company to change and amend the plan in accordance with the final order in the case.
Ameren's energy efficient plan includes $114 million in annual investments for the next four years in electric and gas efficiency programs. It aims to achieve nearly 9 pct, or 2,502,368 MWhs, in cumulative persisting energy savings by the end of 2021 and includes a goal of 16 pct cumulative persisting savings achieved by 2030. The plan will go into effect in Jan., 2018. (Source: Ameren Illinois, PR, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ameren Illinois, www.ameren.com/illinois
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Illinois, Energy Efficiency,
The 212-MW wind park will be installed on about 14,000 acres (5,700 ha) of farmland and is slated for commissioning in 2018.
BHE Renewables purchased the project from Geronimo Energy LLC in 2015. The scheme has 140 MW PPA in place with the US General Services Administration (GSA). (Source: BHE Renewables, Renewables, Oct., 2017)
Contact: BHE Renewables, www.bherenewables.com; Geronimo Energy, (952) 988-9000, www.geronimoenergy.com; Berkshire Hathaway, www.berkshirehathaway.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Geronimo Energy , Berksire Hathaway, Wind, BHE Renewables LLC,
According to the EPA, an average grocery store can leak up to 1,000 pounds per year of refrigerant gas into the atmosphere, contributing to pollution and ozone depletion.
(Source: EPA, Valley News, 8 Oct., 2017)Contact: Hanover Co-op Food Stores, (603) 643-2667; EPA
GreenChill Partnership, www.epa.gov/greenchill
More Low-Carbon Energy News Refridgerant Gas, Carbon Emissions, Emissions Reductions,
EFAF will install and maintain residential, commercial and municipal solar projects throughout the Philippines and will offer a wide range of Ubiquity Energy products including solar cell phone/laptop chargers, portable solar chargers for outdoor use, LIFI bulbs, Solar Air Conditioning/Central Air and others. (Source: Ubiquity Energy, MENAFN, 11 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ubiquity Energy, Michael Tabudlong,
+63-917-716-3438, www.ubiquityenergy.com; EFAF, www.facebook.com/EFAF-Corporation-243268219193934/
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Ubiquity Energy ,
The first stage in the process sees CO2 captured from ambient air using Climeworks' DAC technology, which involves a patented filter that binds the CO2 with the moisture in the air. Next, low-grade heat from the geothermal plant is used to release pure C02 which is sequestered 700 meters underground where it reacts with basaltic bedrock and forms solid minerals, creating a permanent storage solution.
Climeworks opened the world's first commercial DAC plant at Hinwil, Switzerland, earler this year. Although that facility's carbon capture capacity is only 900 tpy and Carbfix will sequester only 50 tpy, Climeworks believes the technology can be scaled up.
(Source: Climeworks, The Engineer, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: Climeworks, Christoph Gebald, CEO, +41 44 533 2999, www.climeworks.com; Reykjavik Energy Edda Sif Aradottir, CarbFix project leader , www.or.is/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, Climeworks, Reykjavik Energy, Carbon Capture,
According to CWP Asset Management, the company behind the Sapphire Wind Farm, foundations for 63 of the 75 turbines have been laid and access roads completed. The project's first turbine is expected to be erected by the end of the month.
(Source: CWP Asset Management, Glen Innes Examiner, 10 Oct., 2017)
Contact: CWP Asset Management, Andrew Houston, Project Manager, +61 (0)2 4013, email@example.com, 4640www.cwprenewables.com.au/asset-management, www.sapphirewindfarm.com.au
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According to the EU Financial Transparency System database, figures on just six CCS projects suggest that another € billion has been spent. In that case, the EU's total spending on CCS in the past ten years would be close to €1.2 billion.
Even so, CCS is not dead.
Last month, the Scottish government said it would make money available for a study into the feasibility of a CO2 storage in the North Sea. This week, three fossil fuel companies announced they would work together on a CCS project in non-EU country Norway, according to the EU Observer. (Source: EU Observer, 6 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,
The plant is expected to produce 80 million gpy of ethanol and 240,000 tpy of the dry distiller's grain (DDGs) from about 28.6 million bpy of locally sourced corn.
(Source: Ringneck Energy LLC, Capitol Journal, 10 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ringneck Energy LLC, Walt Wendland, Pres., CEO, (605) 258-2900, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ringneckenergy.com; Fagen Inc., (320) 564-3324, www.fageninc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ringneck Energy, Fagen, Ethanol, Corn Ethanol ,
The GGF was initiated as a public-private partnership in December 2009 by German Development Bank KfW and the European Investment Bank (EIB). It invests in measures designed to cut energy use and CO2 emissions by a minimum of 20 pct in the 19 countries which it covers. (Source: European Investment Bank, Green for Growth Fund, SeeNews, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: European Investment Bank, www.eib.org;
Green for Growth Fund, www.ggf.lu
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank, Green for Growth Fund, Energy Efficiency ,
Grassley also spoke about his American Renewable Fuel and Job Creation Act of 2017 and continuing effort to re-instate the federal biodiesel tax credit, which lapsed at the end of 2016, and reform the incentive to focus it strictly on domestically produced biodiesel.
"A credit for domestic production will ensure we're incentivizing the domestic industry, rather than subsidizing imported biodiesel. We should not provide a U.S. taxpayer benefit to imported biofuels. A producer credit will do what Congress intended -- incentivize investment in U.S. biodiesel production," the Senator said.
(Source: Renewable Energy Group, Inc., Globe NewsWire, 10 Oct., 2017) Contact: REGI, Brad Albin, VP Manufacturing,
(703) 822-1972, email@example.com, www.rwegi.com; Senator Chuck Grassley, 202) 224-3744, www.grassley.senate.gov/contact
More Low-Carbon Energy News Grassley, Renewable Energy Group, Biodiesel, RFS,
According to Smith, waste cooking oil recycling produces glycerol which, when mixed with salt and water, is relatively unused. Smith explains that their process eliminates salt production and the excess glycerol and water mixture can be fermented to methanol for biodiesel.
(Source: Missouri University of Science and Technology, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, 10 Oct., 2017) Contact: Missouri University of Science and Technology, Prof. Dr. Joseph Smith, (573)341-4294,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,
The conversion process uses a unique atmospheric-pressure, non-thermal plasma reactor with a water electrode and a low energy input.
The process could be used to convert flared methane from gas in oil and gas wells into valuable liquid fuels and chemicals, which can be easily stored and transported. (Source: University of Liverpool, Biofuels News, Others, Oct., 2017)Contact: University of Liverpool, 011 +44 (0) 151 794 2000, www.liv.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News University of Liverpool , Methane,
The scheme aims to encourage industrial and commercial heat users to switch to greener, renewable energy technologies and systems , including biomass.
The scheme will cover additional costs of generating heat from renewable sources by providing a payment on a "per unit of energy produced" basis.
(Source: Ireland Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, AgriLand, 10 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ireland Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, +353 1 676 7571, www.per.gov.ie
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Biomass,
Editor's Note In broad strokes, it may be worth noting that fossil fuels -- coal, natural gas and oil -- receive approximately $7.40 for every $1.00 in subsidies paid to the renewables -- wind,solar, bioenergy -- sector, according to the U.S Office of Management and Budget. So where's the unfair edge?
(Source: Scott Pruitt, Various Media, ZME Science, 10 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy SubsidiesRenewables, Wind, Solar, Bioenergy, Scott Pruitt,
The first project is focused on discovering new materials for solar cells while a second project aims to lower the cost of producing hydrogen using solar energy or electricity from other clean energy sources. Generating hydrogen could be an effective way to store solar energy, according to the research team.
The researchers are investigating electrocatalysts like tungsten disulfide, a crystalline material that tends to form sheets that are just three atoms thick. Electricity generated from a renewable energy source, such as a solar cell or wind turbine, can be transferred to the tungsten sulfide sheets through an electrically conductive supporting material. The electricity makes its way to the catalytically active edges of the sheets, where it is transferred to the water molecules, causing them to split into oxygen and hydrogen, according to the WPI release.
In addition to the NSF funding, the solar cell materials project was supported by a three-year, $68,885 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center in 2016. The WPI research teams are collaborating with colleagues at Boston College (electrocatalysts project) and the University of Texas at Arlington (solar cell materials project).
(Source: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 11 Oct., 2017)
Contact: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Alison Duffy, Public Relations, (508) 831-6656, firstname.lastname@example.org; WPI Energy Research Group, Prof. Pratap Rao, http://energy.wpi.edu; Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, (617) 315-9355, www.masscec.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Solar Cell, Energy Storage,
Consistent with previous year's studies, investments in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment were the most popular energy efficiency- related improvement made last year. Investments in "smart" buildings, energy management, energy efficient lighting (LED), energy storage and energy security were also on the rise among survey respondents. Building energy benchmarking and certification, along with government policy were found to be the key drivers for energy efficiency upgrades and investments.
(Source: Johnson Controls, Facility Exec, Oct., 2017)
Contact: Johnson Controls, Bill Jackson, Pres, Building Efficiency, www.johnsoncontrols.com
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The investments will be made in partnership with a private equity fund and DMI Group, which will allow Vapor Energia to raise all the resources needed for building the project.
Developed in Brazil, the power generation system used in this project is up to 40 pct less expensive, 21 times less polluting and 100 pct renewable, according to Vapor Energia CEO Roberto Zanella.
(Source: Vapor Energia, Renewables Now, 10 Oct., 2017)
Contact: Vapor Energia, www.linkedin.com/company/vaporenergia
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vapor Energia, Biomass,
The project will offer sub-second responses to keep the national grid stable, maintain a safe frequency and make more efficient use of renewable energy resources. The Blackburn Meadows batteries will also be used to bid into the capacity market.(Source: E.ON, 9 Oct., 2017) Contact: E.ON, David Topping, +49 2 11 45 79 4170, www.eon.com; BlackburnMeadows Biomass, www.bdp.com/en/projects/a-e/blackburn-meadows-biomass-plant
More Low-Carbon Energy News E.ON, Energy Storage , Battery,
The offer is aimed at raising £1.4 million and is due to close on 30 October, or earlier if fully subscribed. Abundance raised £300,000 for the project in late 2015. Monnow Valley Biomass Plc. will use the proceeds for refinancing and the installation of two new biomass systems in Herefordshire.
Investors can put their money into the project via the Abundance Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) in order to enjoy tax-free returns. (Source: Abundance Innovative Finance , P2P Finance News, 10 Oct., 2017)Contact: Abundance Innovative Finance, +44 (0)20 3475 8666, email@example.com, www.abundanceinvestment.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass,
The second Platinum accolade is based on its operations relating to waste management, energy efficiency, indoor water use reduction, and facility maintenance and renovations. With the new certification, the convention center is now the first double LEED Platinum convention center in the world.
The convention center boasts a six-acre green roof, a restored marine habitat, a black water treatment plant that recycles grey and black water for toilet flushing and green roof irrigation, a seawater heating and cooling system, floor-to-ceiling windows for maximum natural light, and local wood materials harvested in a sustainable manner.
(Source: Vancouver Convention Center, Daily Hive, 10 Oct., 2017) Contact: Vancouver Convention Center, BC Pavilion Corporation, Ken Cretney, President and CEO, www.bcpavco.com; Canada Green Building Council Thomas Mueller, Pres., CEO, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News CaGBC, LEED Certification,
In addition to its water efficiency, material selection and innovative design, the priMED Mosaic Centre includes: multi-media conference rooms, "huddle" spaces, a 12 meter Living Wall, electric vehicle charging stations, an exterior garden and courtyard and other features.
(Source: primed, Newswire, 10 Oct., 2017
Contact: priMED Medical Products, David Welsh, President and CEO, (780) 497-7600, www.primed.ca; Canada Green Building Council Thomas Mueller, Pres., CEO, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, LEED Certification, Green Building, CaGBC,
These combined entries will propose CO2 Solutions' carbon capture technology with the partner's CO2 utilization technology. Hago Energetics' technology converts CO2 from power plants into activated carbon, biochar and renewable fuels using energy from biomass.
Breathe Applied Sciences' technology converts CO2 into methanol and other value added products.
(Source: CO2 Solutions Inc., 10 Oct., 2017)
Contact: Carbon XPRIZE, www.carbon.xprize.org;
CO2 Solutions, Jeremie Lavoie,(418)842-3456, ext. 223, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.co2solutions.com;
Hago Energetics, www.hagoenergetics.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2 Solutions, Carbon XPRIZE,
BEIS reiterated its decision to close coal-fired power plants following
lengthy consultations with businesses, trade bodies, interested individuals and other stakeholders, the majority of which
felt "there is unlikely to be a significant risk to security of supply from regulating to close unabated coal." Many industry participants concluded that regulation was "not necessarily required to drive the switch away from coal." Many
underscored the effectiveness of carbon pricing -- carbon tax -- through the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and UK's Carbon Price Support and the emissions reduction requirements under the Industrial Emissions Directive.
The was "little support" for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology to be deployed to existing coal plants due to the nascent nature of this technology, high development costs and uncertain timetable for investment. (Source: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, SPG Global, Platts, Oct., 2017) Contact: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal, CCS, Carbon Tax, Clean Coal, EI,
The project is the culmination of a 15-month partnership between Geneva Airport, Sir Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, and SkyNRG which developed an Airport Approach model to help airports play a more active role in accelerating the uptake of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). (Source: Geneva Airport, ATW, Oct. 2017)Contact: Carbon War Room, www.carbonwarrrom.com; Neste Corp, Sam Holmberg, VP Marketing & Services, +358 50 458 4078, Paul Paoletta, Neste Aviation Solutions, + 41 79 429 11 39, email@example.com, www.neste.com; SkyNRG, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sktnerg.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel, Neste, Carbon War Room, SkyNRG, Jet Biofuel,
To receive ACI's Level 1 accreditation the Austin airport: created and published an official environmental policy; calculated the carbon footprint for the airport developing a base year following ACI's methodology; and enlisted a third party to verify the calculations.
Other carbon reduction initiatives include:
using 100 percent Green Choice Energy – Wind power;
cutting fossil fuels consumption and converting to electric vehicles;
sing Green Seal products such as water based paints and cleaning products;
developing recycling and waste management programs;
and using energy efficient construction, renovation and engineering designs.
Source: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Oct 5, 2017) Contact: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, www.austintexas.gov/department/airport; Airport Carbon Accreditation, http://airportco2.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Airport Carbon Accreditation,
By applying unique bio-active compounds in animal feed, Mootral reduces greenhouse gas emissions by the agricultural sector and enables increased revenues from climate-smart meat and dairy products. (Source: Zaluvida, PressWire, 5 Oct., 2017) Contact: Zaluvida, Christoph Staeuble, CEO, email@example.com, www.zaluvida.com; Mootral, www.mootral.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Livestock Methane, Methane Emissions,