ICESI has formed committees to address specific challenges around energy storage assessment, lithium-ion batteries, redox flow batteries, long-term research and emerging technologies, and other energy storage related issues. The coalition will also assess specific markets and technologies, as well as produce annual reports summarizing their progress.
(Source: PNNL, PR, Mar., 2018) Contact: International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation, PNNL,
Susan Bauer, PNNL, (509) 372-6083,
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Three of the four utilities that comprise HECO participated in the RFP, representing service areas on O'ahu, Maui and the big island. These seek 220 MW, 60 MW and 20 MW, respectively.
The RFP also calls out a goal adding solar through 2022 in order to take advantage of the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). (Source: HECO, PV Mag, 2 Mar., 2018) Contact: HECO, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hawaiianelectric.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hawaiian Electric Companies, HECO, Renewwable Energy, Energy Storage,
According to the report, "Rapid warming of the atmosphere and oceans, caused by two centuries of unabated carbon emissions, is causing increasing rates of sea level rise, unprecedented in human history, that threatens natural environments and development on low-lying coasts. Sea level rise is an inevitable outcome of global warming that will continue through many centuries even if human-generated global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were stopped today. However, much of what happens with future sea level rise will depend on our ability, or inability, to implement aggressive global carbon emissions reduction programs envisioned through the 2016 Paris Climate Accord."
Download the full Hawai'i Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report HERE. (Source: MauiTime Weekly, 5 Mar., 2018)Contact: Hawai'i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission,
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If constructed, the plant will convert up to 360,000 tpy of mixed waste into 220,000 tpy (270 million litres) of eco-methanol, a colourless alcohol similar to ethanol. It would also keep approximately 300,000 tpy of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.
The consortium members include Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam, The project, which will use Enerkem's proprietary technology, is also supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the Province of Zuid-Holland and the regional developement authority InnovationQuarter. (Source: Enerkem, Akzo Nobel, Biobased News, Various Media, 6 Mar., 2018)Contact: Enerkem Inc. Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, (514) 875-0284 X 251, email@example.com, www.enerkem.com; AkzoNobel, Peter Nieuwenhuizen, +31 88 969 7833, www.akzonobel.com; Air Liquide, Chet Benham, VP Advanced Technologies, (781) 491-0807, www.airliquide.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol, Enerkem, AkzoNobel,
During the first eight months of the program, more than 1,200 participants received a total of $3.5 million in rebates for an average of $2,600 per project.
These projects represent over $11 million that's been invested in upgrading facilities across the province and that investment will save 40,000 gigajoules of energy each year," according to the Ministry's release. (Source: Alberta Environment Minister , Global News, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Alberta Environment Minister, aep.alberta.ca/about-us/ministers-office
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"The progress we are making in the lab toward engineering highly efficient algae strains that convert sunlight and CO2 into renewable high energy density biofuel is exciting and warrants continued research about how our technology will scale. Our (California) outdoor algal facility creates a perfect stepping stone from our labs to the greenhouse and to the outdoors to lay the foundation for a large scale commercial deployment of our technology in the future," Synthetic Genomics CEO Oliver Fetzer notes. (Source: ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics, innovators, 6 Mar., 2018)
Contact: ExxonMobil, http://corporate.exxonmobil.com; Synthetic Genomica, Oliver Fetzer, CEO, (858) 754-2900, www.syntheticgenomics.com
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SulfaCHAR removes hydrogen sulfide from renewable natural gas -- biogas from anaerobic digesters and landfill gas -- as well as other contaminants from industrial air emissions. CleanFyre® is a bio-coal product that is a cost effective substitute with similar energy potential to coal as a fossil fuel. The major advantage of bio-coal is that it is Greenhouse Gas (GHG) neutral. Companies replacing coal with CleanFyre will be eligible to earn GHG Credits in the fight for Climate Change.
The ALTECH Group provides environmental engineering solutions to industry in North America in the areas of air pollution control, industrial energy efficiency, and process water recycling.
(Source: CHAR Technologies, HazMat, 6 Mar., 2018) Contact: ALTECH Group, Alex Keen, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.altech-group.com; CHAR Technologies, Andrew White, email@example.com, www.chartechnologies.com
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According to the Green Ontario Fund, this funding opens up a broad range of possibilities and initiatives that support the "transformative adoption of low-carbon technologies and processes in buildings or the production of goods."
Proposed low-carbon innovation projects seeking funding must be in Ontario and be completed within four years. They will not be eligible for any other funds derived from the provincial cap-and-trade program.
(Source: Green Ontario Fund, REMI Network, 5 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Green Ontario Fund, Parminder Sandhu, interim CEO, (888) 728-8444, www.greenon.ca
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In partnership with its key technology providers InEnTec and LanzaTech, Aemetis optimized the integration of an advanced arc furnace and gas fermentation technologies to convert waste biomass into low carbon, renewable cellulosic ethanol and fish meal. The unit was built at the InEnTec Technology Center in Richland, Washington and demonstrated the fully integrated system, including biomass handling, gasification, gas clean up, waste treatment and distillation systems. With a 20-year feedstock supply agreement and a 55-year lease already signed, the 12 million gpy Riverbank plant is expected to begin operations in 2019.
For the demonstration unit, Aemetis used waste orchard wood and nut shells from almond and walnut trees as feedstock, gasified the biomass using a high temperature plasma gasification system to produce syngas, cooled and cleaned the syngas, and supplied the syngas to a patented gas fermentation bioreactor to produce an ethanol "broth" which was distilled to produce commercial grade ethanol.(Source: Aemetis Inc., PR, Newswire, 6 Mar., 2018)Contact: Aemetis, Satya Chillara, (408) 213-0939, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aemetis.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, email@example.com, www.lanzatech.com
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Vertimass believes their technology of converting sustainable ethanol into fungible gasoline, diesel, jet fuel blend stocks and the chemical building blocks benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) can substantially increase corn demand in the US. This innovative technology eliminates the ethanol blend wall that currently limits ethanol use and allows for further expansion of renewable fuels and chemicals while maintaining a low greenhouse gas footprint.
According to Vertimass, "This innovative technology will be fully applicable to conversion of ethanol from cellulosic biomass such as agricultural residues and dedicated energy crops and sugars into BTEX and hydrocarbon fuels as it is to corn ethanol."
(Source: Vertimass LLC, PR, 5 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Vertimass, Charles Wyman, CEO, John Hannon, COO, (949) 417-4307, www.vertimass.com; : NCGA, (202) 326-0644, www.ncga.com
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The legislation would create an RNG renewable portfolio standard, establish a procurement process, and direct the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to establish quality standards for RNG, as well as require electric distribution companies to acquire electricity from a biomass facility.
Connecticut reportedly has potential capacity for 41 MW of electricity from RNG that could displace 540,000 tpy of CO2. (Source: Various Media, UtilityDive, 6 Mar., 2018)
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According to the report, more than 100 New Brunswick-based companies ranging from startups to established firms have participated in international accelerator programs and won international pitch competitions and are presently active in the province's biotech-bioenergy sector. Some of the ventures have raised millions of dollars in private investment. (Source: BioNB, PR, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: BioNB, Meaghan Seagrave, Exec. Dir., (506) 444-2444, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bionb.org
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The platform, to be located in Mexico City, will collect real time wind farm operation data to help Zuma better manage and optimize the operation and maintenance of its wind turbines, substations, electricity market and the variations of meteorological conditions. All key condition parameters, such as temperatures, vibrations, operating conditions and alarms are monitored and stored in Big Data" databases. (Source: Ingeteam Wind Energy, PR, 26 Feb., 2018) Contact: Ingeteam Wind Energy, Jorge Acedo, R&D Director of Control Systems, Jonathan Taylor, VP, +352 43 791, (414) 934-4100 -- Wisconsin Office, www.ingeteam.com;
Zuma Energia, www.zumaenergia.com
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Power generation now follows the transportation sector as the country's largest GHG emitter. In all, total US emissions are lower than they have been since 1991. According to the BNEF figures, between 2007 and 2013, renewables decreased total CO2 emissions by 2.3 to 3.3 pct -- about the same as the 2.5 to 3.6 pct that shifting from coal to natural gas contributed.
Access the Sustainable
Energy in America factbook
HERE. (Source: BCSE, CleanTechnica, Other Media, 1 Mar., 2018)
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The GCF, part of the UNFCCC, assists developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. The GCF program in Zambia is managed by the National Designated Authority.
(Source: Green Climate Fund, PR, Media Africa, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: Green Climate Fund, +82.32.458.6000, www.greenclimate.fund; UNFCCC, www.unfccc.int
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According to the Ministry, only 10 pct of the necessary funds can be sourced domestically. Fully 90pct of the needed funds will be raised from multilateral and bilateral sources in line with Article 4 of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) particularly the principle of common but differentiated responsibility.
Namibia (pop. 2.587 million) has committed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 89 pct by 2030. (Source: Namibia NewEra, 1 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Development Bank of Southern Africa, www.dbsa.org; Namibia Ministry of Environment and Tourism, +264 61 284 2333, www.met.gov.na; UNFCCC, www.unfccc.int
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RSU 73 intends to utilize performance contracting that would guarantee annual energy savings of $110,532, as well as make use of one-time funding through Efficiency Maine. The E-Maine incentives would go toward offsetting the $3 million total project cost of the SMES improvements. State law sets a cap of $2.5 million for performance contracting.
(Source: Maine Regional School Unit 73, Franklin County Daily Bulldog, 2 Mar., 2018) Contact: Maine Regional School Unit 73, (207) 847-6722, www.rsu73.org
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The captured gas will be largely used as a fuel for electric power generation for small-scale power projects requiring about 1 MW of electricity -- sufficient to power an energy-intensive operation such as a wastewater treatment facility.
(Source: Capetown Department of Solid Waste Management, Creamer Media, 2 Mar., 2018) Contact: Capetown Department of Solid Waste Management, www.capetown.gov.za/solidwaste
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A lower aspirational limit of 1.5 degree C would cost between $39.7 trillion and $56.1 trillion, but air pollution deaths could be reduced by 21-27 pct to about 100 million between 2020 and 2050 under the 2 degree C scenario, and by 28-32 pct to about 90 million at 1.5 degree C, according to the report.
The world's nations agreed on the 2 degree C limit in Paris in 2015, and committed to voluntary GHG emissions reduction targets that even if met, place the world on a 3 degree C trajectory, scientists say.
(Source: ZeeBusiness, AFP, Lancet Planetary Health Journal, 3 Mar., 2018)
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The $368 million, 19-acre project in Riverside near the University of California, Riverside campus, will be one of the largest and most advanced vehicle emissions testing and research facilities in the world. It will also be the world's largest true zero net energy facilities and is being built to US Green Building Council LEED Platinum specifications.
The facility will include test cells for analysis of heavy-duty vehicles, an advanced chemistry laboratory, workspace for accommodating new test methods for future generations of vehicles, space for developing enhanced onboard diagnostics and portable emissions measurement systems, education areas, a media center, flexible conference areas, and a large public auditorium.
The facility and campus will be designed and built to reach the highest possible levels of measured sustainability, with the intention to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council and will also meet the state's CALGreen Tier 2 threshold for overall sustainability and energy efficiency.
(Source: California Department of General Services, Automotive Testing Technology, March 1, 2018)
Contact: California Department of General Services, (916) 376-5000, www.dgs.ca.gov/dgs/home.aspx; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org;
CARB, (800) 242-4450, email@example.com, www.arb.ca.gov
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Targeting the estimated 5.6 million U.S. commercial buildings which consume almost $150 billion in electricity annually, the company estimates its transparent electricity-generating windows could cut energy costs by half and that the market for SolarWindow™ glass products for tall towers and skyscrapers represents a $100 billion opportunity.
Additionally, SolarWindow entered into a Process Integration and Production Agreement with Triview Glass Industries, a glass fabricator based in Los Angeles. Initially working to establish manufacturing processes and a production line through this agreement, SolarWindow and Triview plan to fabricate specific SolarWindow™ electricity-generating glass products at commercial scale.
SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. creates transparent electricity-generating liquid coatings that convert passive windows and other materials into electricity generators under natural, artificial, low, shaded, and even reflected light conditions.
(Source: SolarWindow Technologies, PR, Markets Insider, 3 Mar., 2018) Contact: SolarWindow Technologies, John Conklin, Pres., CEO,
Briana Erickson, (800) 213-0689, www.solarwindow.com
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In addition to ethanol production, the plant sells 11.5 MW of their power to the national power grid. Sunbird started providing power to the national power grid system.
Sunbird Bioenergy is a developer and operator of sustainable bioenergy projects across Sub-Saharan Africa.The company's value-added agriculture projects contribute to Government themes of employment generation, rural development and import substitution, according to the company website.
(Source: Sunbird Bioenergy, Awka, 2 Mar., 2018] Contact: Sunbird Bioenergy Africa, Richard Bennett, CEO, +44 (0) 1603 59 2190, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sunbirdbioenergy.com
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According to the Penn State project leader Tom Ricard, the building sector is about one-third of the global economy and involves everyone from building code officers to mortgage finance bankers and electricians and carpenters to architects and engineers. Buildings account for about 40 pct of humanity's carbon footprint, he said. "We have technologies today to drive those carbon emissions to near zero and create net zero energy buildings with fairly cost-effective technologies, but there's a number of barriers to that. Those include the way buildings are built and financed; the way people involved in the building sector traditionally interact and the kind of contractual relationships they have; and the technologies are new and haven't been proven in all parts of the world," Richard added.
The big question, according to James Freihaut, the technical director of Penn State at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia and a professor architectural engineering, is how do you get a serially fragmented industry -- where each entity is trying to maximize its own individual profit while minimizing its performance risk relative to the building -- to behave like a virtually, vertically integrated industry that can actually deliver known, measured system performance in a building?
One is that the cost differential isn't that great anymore, Richard said, and the second is that these buildings are high-performance, not just with respect to energy, but to human performance, including health and worker satisfaction and performance.
(Source: Penn State, Center Daily Times, 2 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Penn State Univ., Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Tom Richard, Dir., (814) 865-3722, email@example.com; Institutes of Energy and the Environment, (814) 863-0291, www.iee.psu.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Garbon Emissions, Carbon Footprint, Building Energy Efficiency,
The effort will see Hawaii Energy professionals install energy-efficient technologies directly into units at no cost to building owners or their tenants. Under the program, eleven city-owned multifamily property buildings will be retrofitted with:
With the upgrades, residents are expected to save as much as $160 per year while taxpayers save $120,000 annually.
The program is funded through the Public Benefits Fund, which supports initiatives that help consumers become more energy-efficient. The Fund is collected through a small surcharge that every electric utility customer in Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties pay through their bill.
(Source: Hawaii Energy, Smart Cities Connect, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: Public Benefits Fund, www.c2es.org/document/public-benefit-funds; Energy Smart 4 Homes, https://hawaiienergy.com/for-homes/es4h; Hawaii Energy, www.hawaiienergy.com
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As part of the effort, businesses can sign up for free energy audits available through the Chamber of Commerce Energy Smart program later in March. The audits provide detailed recommendations for saving energy and money, and connect business owners to utility program and rebate options to meet their needs.
The information campaign is part of a continuing partnership with Xcel to encourage the use of renewable energy, cut energy consumption and to
reduce the community's energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by 15 pct over the next decade.
Since starting their plan, the city of Winona and Xcel have concentrated on residential energy use and implemented programs to improve the efficiency of qualifying households.
(Source: Xcel Energy, Wininoa Daily News, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: Xcel Energy, Partners in Energy, www.xcelenergy.com/PartnersinEnergy
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The airport received the rebates for six projects totaling 2,140,991 kilowatt hours in annual savings -- sufficient electricity to power nearly 300 Michigan homes for a year.
Consumers Energy has helped Michigan customers save more than $1.5 billion through energy efficiency projects since 2009, according to the utility. (Source: Consumers Energy, Mar., 2018) Contact: Gerald Ford Airport, www.flyford.org; Consumers Energy, Patti Poppe, CEO, www.ConsumersEnergy.com
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The 107-MW first phase of Thunder Spirit incorporates 43 turbines and generates sufficient power for approximately 30,000 homes.
ALLETE Clean Energy owns and operates approximately 535 MW of wind energy generation at facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon and Pennsylvania.
The company was established in 2011 to acquire and develop capital projects to create energy solutions by way of wind, solar, biomass, hydro, natural gas, shale resources, clean coal technology and other emerging technologies.
(Source: ALLETE Clean Energy, PR, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact:
Allete Clean Energy, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., , Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952,
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The plan is to build a flue gas condensation facility at the 88-MW Herning Power Station in order to exploit the residual heat in the flue and reduce the consumption of wood chips and wood pellets by about 20 pct.
The project is expected to be completed during the fall of 2019. (Source: Orsted, Various Media, 3 Mar, 2018) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com
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The transaction will add 150 MW of operating or shovel-ready solar assets along with 170 MW of projects in late-stage development to Engie NA's portfolio. (Source: Engie North America, , Various Media, Renewables Now, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Engir North America, Frank Demaille, Pres., CEO, (713) 636-0000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.engie-na.com; SoCore Energy, (877) 762-6731, www.socoreenergy.com
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The new product cuts the use of silver paste during construction and improvs the conversion efficiency of PV cells. The multi-busbar design can also decrease the risk of the cell micro-cracks and fingers broken, bringing the products a higher durability. In addition, the products adopted advanced glass featuring a unique anti-reflective coating that directs more light on the PV cells, resulting in a higher energy yield, according to the company.
(Source: Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., PR, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: Yingli, Eric Pan, IR,
+86 312 8929787
, email@example.com, www.yinglisolar.com
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The Convention Center Authority will purchase power generated by a new wind turbine under construction in Johnston, Rhode Island. It is expected to be operational by the end of this year.
Since spring 2017, Rhode Island has more than doubled the amount of renewable energy in the state.
Earlier this month, Governor Gina Raimondo announced that the Office of Energy Resources will collaborate with the state's utilities to procure another 400 MW of renewable energy by the end of this summer. (Source: Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, RI NPR, 23 Feb., 2018) Contact: Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, (401) 458-6000, www.riconvention.com; Green Development, LLC, Al Bucknam, CEO, (401) 295-4998, https://green-ri.com
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Last December, LONGi also reported a record bifaciality reading of 82.15 pct for its Hi-MO2 mono PERC bifacial module. The company also reports it aims to triple monocrystalline ingot and wafer capacity to 45GW in 2020. (Source: lONGi Solar, PV Tech, 28 Feb., 2018) Contact: LONGi Solar, Dr. Li Hua, VP R&D, +862 981 566863, www.longigroup.com
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Solamet PV21A metallization paste enables excellent fine line printability that can drive cell efficiency enhancement and maintain high throughput in mass production. The optimal balance of good adhesion and low laydown leads to low cost of ownership for cell manufacturers, according to a DuPont release.
The Solamet PV21A product family is designed to fulfill all mainstream cell technology, and includes product series for advanced printing such as double printing, dual print and mesh cross free screen printing. (Source: DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, PR, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, www.dupont.com/products-and-services/solar-photovoltaic-materials.html
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Zytech's solar panel production capacity is 300 MW per year.
Zytech Group also manufactures LEDs through the subsidiary Zytech LEDS Co. and small wind turbines through its subsidiary Zytech Aerodyne company.
Contact: Zytech Solar, +34 976 141819, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://zytechsolar.com
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The auction was administered by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, the Quebec Ministere du Developpement durable de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and the California Air Resources Board, using services contracted by the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) Inc., with oversight from an independent market monitor to ensure the integrity of the process.
Download a summary report of the results HERE.
(Source: Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, PR, 28 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Chris Ballard, Minister, Anna Milner, (416) 314-6736, Anna.Milner@ontario.ca; WEstern Climate Initiative, www.westernclimateinitiative.org
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ECO has recommended scrapping at least three of the protocols including additionality, permanence, mitigation potential and leakage. The ECO also recommended that forest management, afforestation and reforestation projects be ineligible to generate carbon offsets for use in the province's carbon market.
Ontario and Quebec -- two of the three WCI member jurisdictions -- are jointly developing the 13 protocols, with California-based Climate Action Reserve tasked with authoring them.
(Source: Province of Ontario, Carbon Pulse, 20 Feb., 2018)Contact: Ontario Environmental Commissioner, https://eco.on.ca
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Since 2005, the share of global emissions capped by an ETS has tripled to almost 15 pct covering more than seven gigatons of carbon dioxide. Major ETS reforms have lifted carbon prices in the EU, California, New Zealand and the US Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and ensure these systems drive decarbonization post 2020.
The report also notes efforts to price carbon are progressing in Latin America and subnationals in North America and Mexico will start piloting a mandatory ETS later this year.
Download the full report HERE.
(Source: ICAP, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: ICAP, Jean-Yves Benoit, Dir. Carbon Market, www.icapcarbonaction.com
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For New Jersey to rejoin the group all of the member states -- Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont -- must be in agreement.
(Source: RGGI, Various Media, 26 Feb., 2018)Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
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The portfolio consists of two operating solar projects, the 29 MW Futtsu Solar project near Tokyo and the 10 MW Kanagi Solar project located in the Shimane prefecture. The portfolio also includes the 12 MW Otsuki Wind project located in the Kochi prefecture, and the 33 MW Ohorayama Wind project located on the island of Shikoku, and the 122 MW Tsugaru Wind project located in the Aomori prefecture, both of whicf are under construction.
The cash purchase price for the 122 MW Tsugaru Wind project is approximately $194 million, while the cash purchase price for the remaining 84 MW portfolio is approximately $131.5 million.
In addition to the portfolio acquisitions, Pattern Energy also committed to funding the acquisition of a controlling interest in GPI. (Pattern Development 2.0), worth an estimated $27 million. (Source: Pattern Energy Group Inc., PR, 26 Feb., 2018) Contact:
Green Power Investments, www.greenpower.co.jp; Pattern Energy Group, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, email@example.com, www.patternenergy.com
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"I am a farmer first, and a farm businessman next. I know the value of demand. The demand structure is vital to the economy today." -- Sonny Perdue, U.S.
Secretary of Agriculture at the Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California, 27 Feb., 2018
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Kirkland, Quebec-headquartered Targray, one of the largest biofuels marketers and distributors in California, is now the second company in the state to offer a CARB-certified NOx mitigation solution for biodiesel blenders. Beginning in March, Targray will offer its CATANOX additive as part of a fully blended, B20- ready turnkey solution at five fuel terminal locations in Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield and Los Angeles. (Source: Targay, PR, 28 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Targray, (514) 695-8095, www.targray.com; California Air Resources Board, ww2.arb.ca.gov
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To that end, Vectron's 700-MW Brown plant will retire two, 245-MW coal-fired units as well as the 90-MW coal-fired Unit 2 at its F.B. Culley Generating Station in Warrick County. The compant will also end its co-ownership of the 150 MW Unit 4 at the Warrick Generating Station, near Newburgh, Indiana.
The changes would leave Vectren with just one operating coal-fired unit, the 270-MW Unit 3 at the Culley plant, having previously shuttered the 46-MW coal-fired Unit 1 at Culley in 2006.
(Source: Vectren Corp, Power, 25 Feb., 2018) Contact: Vectren Corp., (812) 491-4176, (937) 267-3176, www.vectren.com
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