The energy conservation project qualified ADTRAN for a $70,000 incentive through a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) rebate program. The new LED systems are expected to cut electricity consumption by over 800,000 kWh per year for $60,000 or more in annual savings. energy savings. The systems' ongoing energy savings and three years return on investment.
(Source: Orion Energy Systems, 18 Sept., 2017) Contact: Orion Energy Systems, Inc., Mike Altschaefl, CEO, (312) 660-3575, www.orionlighting.com; ADTRAN, Inc., www.adtran.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Orion Energy System, LED Light, Energy Efficient Light,
Small businesses participating in the program receive free assessments identifying ways to reduce energy use and are directed toward rebates for upgrades that reduce their energy use.
Since 2009 when the program began small businesses have received over $35 million in incentives from Consumers Energy, according to a company release.
(Source: Consumers Energy, Renewable Energy, Various Media, 18 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Consumers Energy, www.ConsumersEnergy.com
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A perovskite solar cell includes a perovskite structured compound, considered a next-generation technology with the potential of achieving even higher efficiency. However, low instability and high production costs have hampered the technology's commercial viability. (Source: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Yonhap , NanoLetters, 19 Sept., 2017) Contact: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, +82 52 217 0114, www.unist.ac.kr
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar CellUlsan National Institute of Science and Technology, ,
The industry group says attractive feed-in tariffs would be beneficial to lock in forward energy contracts.
In the meantime, Timber Queensland is collaborating with the sugar industry, which is leading the state's bio-fuels drive.
(Source: Timber Queensland, ABC Rural Australia, 19 Sept., 2017) Contact: Timber Queensland , Mick Stephens, CEO, +61 7 3254 1989, www.timberqueensland.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Biofuel, Cellulosic ,
Blender pumps make it easier for retailers to offer additional ethanol blended fuels and expands their fuel offerings in a growing "flex fuel" vehicle marketplace.
Grants are available on a first come, first served basis funding is exhausted. A similar, highly successful incentives program was offered in 2016. (Source: Nebraska Corn Board, 19 Sept., 2017) Contact: Nebraska Corn Board, (402) 471-2676, www.nebraskacorn.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nebraska Corn Board, Ethanol, Ethanol Blend, Ethanol Incentive,
The company must first obtain all of the necessary state and local regulatory approvals before construction begins in arly 2019 (Source: Wisconsin PSC, Wisc. AgConnection, 18 Sept., 2017) Contact: Wisconsin PSC, (608) 266-5481, https://psc.wi.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion news, Wisc. PSC news, news,
According to a statement from Fawn Sharp, President of the Portland, Oregon-based Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, "there is a very high likelihood that tribal leaders will end up proposing their own carbon-tax initiative to send to voters next year." The Alliance said no piece of its proposal is finalized, and there's still time for the tribes and other groups to come together behind one ballot measure."
According to the Alliance's website the coalition would like to see a carbon tax that generates more than $1 billion a year in revenue and dedicates 70 pct of that money to clean energy, mass transit, energy efficiency and similar projects. The remaining 30 percent would go toward clean water and forest-health projects.
The tribal initiative calls for the carbon tax to start at $25 per metric ton of greenhouse gas emissions with increases based on inflation and other factors.
(Source: Daily World, News Tribune, 16 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Fawn Sharp, Pres., (503) 249-5770, www.atnitribes.org
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With the Yarmouth project on hold, Beothuk and Denmark-based Copenhagen Offshore Partners are now working on developing a 180-MW offshore wind energy project in
St. George's Bay, Newfoundland. The Newfoundland project is estimated to cost up to $800 million, all of which is to be financed by Copenhagen Offshore Partners which would take an equity stake in the project. (Source: Beothuk Energy, SaltWire, 15 Sept., 2017)Contact: Beothuk Energy Inc., Kirby Mercer, Pres., CEO, (888) 465-9241, www.beothukenergy.com; Copenhagen Offshore Partners, http://cop.dk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Beothuk Energy, Offshore Wind,
The 20-turbine Carraig Gheal Wind Farm
near Kilchrenan in Argyle began operations in 2013.
(Source: GreenPower, Energy Voice, 16 Sept., 2017)Contact: GreenPower, Rob Forrest, CEO
Carraig Gheal Wind Farm, www.carraigghealwindfarm.co.uk
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If approved, the would have made California the biggest economy in the world committed to getting 100 pct of its power from wind, solar and other clean alternatives. Hawaii has already set that goal, but its population is a fraction of the Golden State's 39 million residents.
The 100 pct renewable energy bill was widely opposed by the state's publicly owned utilities -- Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric Company -- and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1245, which claimed the bill did not do enough to protect consumers in the event that renewable energy proved more expensive the fossil fuels.
(Source: Various Media, NBC, 16 Sept., 2017)
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The project received £3 million in funding the from Scottish Government through the Highlands and Islands Enterprise program.
(Source: European Marine Energy Centre, Energy Voice, 13 Sept., 2017) Contact: EMEC, +44 1856 852060, www.emec.org.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Marine Energy Centre, Tidal Power,
The European Parliament also voted to keep aircraft emissions from outside the European Economic Area out of the UE ETS until December 2020, pending the introduction of the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) in 2021. CORSIA details HERE.
(Source: ICAO, Runway Girl Network, 12 Sept., 2017)
Contact: ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.icao.int
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The funding will be drawn from current and future sales of greenhouse gas emission permits under the provincial cap-and-trade system,
Approximately 9 DSSAB facilities.
Source: DSSAB, CBC News, 15 Sept., 2017) Contact: DSSAB, (807) 766-2111, www.tbdssab.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Carbon Tax, Ontario Carbon Tax,
Clariant’s sunliquid technology will be used alongside starter cultures from its proprietary enzyme and yeast platform to process Enviral feedstock into cellulosic ethanol.
The sunliquid technology offers a completely integrated process using already established process technology. In order to achieve a strong commercial performance, feedstock production is integrated into the technology, alongside process specific enzymes and simultaneous C5 and C6 fermentation. (Source: Clariant, Biofuel Int’l. 18 Sept., 2017) Contact:
Enviral, Matej Sabol, CEO, +421 33/735 2411, www.enviral.sk/en; Clariant, Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, +41 61 469 5111, www.clariant.com
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The new legislative deal armarks $895 million is for new vehicles, ports, farm vehicles, electric vehicles previously targeted for environmental justice programs, according to the LA Times.
(Source: Calstart, NGI, 1 5 Sept., 2017)Contact: CALSTART, John Boesel, CEO, Pres., (626) 744-5600, www.calstart.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News CALSTART, Alternative Fuels,
The privately-owned Haliburton Forest, which has pledged to undertake sustainable forest management practices that will generate 75,000 tpy of additional GHG reductions over the long-term, currently sequesters an estimated 8 million tpy of CO2 and will continue to sequester amounts that significantly exceed what would have occurred through common-practice forest management.
The long-term commitment to reducing GHG emissions will be made in the context of a GHG offset protocol being developed by the Ontario Government as part of the cap-and-trade program. The impending forest management protocol will create binding obligations on Haliburton Forest that provide the security that the GHG reductions will be permanent.
(Source: BlueSource Canada, 15 Sept., 2017) Contact: BlueSource Canada, Jamie MacKinnon, VP of Environmental Solutions, (416) 427- 4888, email@example.com, www.bluesource.com; Haliburton Forest,
Malcolm Cockwell, Managing Director, www.haliburtonforest.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Carbon Market, Carbon Sequestration, Ontario Cap-and-Trade, Bluesource, Forest Carbon, Carbon Sequestration,
The carbon tax as proposed would start at $15 per ton of carbon dioxide produced in the first year, and gradually increase by $10 per tpy. In the first year, Flagstaff would receive approximately $9.4 million,and by the 12th year, Flagstaff citizens would receive a total $66.9 million in dividends. (Source: Citizens' Climate Lobby Flagstaff ,
Daily Sun, 15 Sept., 2017) Contact: Citizens' Climate Lobby, www.citizensclimatelobby.org
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In 2016, Dutch companies covered by the EU ETS emitted 94 megatons of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and perfluorocarbons (PFCs). The slight drop was apparently largely due to a reduction of nitrous oxide production in the chemical industry. But even this level is, in fact, higher than such pollution in 2012, which is attributable the rise to the opening of coal plants resulting in CO2 emissions.
Overall, the Netherlands' greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 11 pct since 1990, but the government is required to make a 25 pct cut by 2020. (Source: Dutch Emissions Authority, Volkskrant, DutchNews.nl, 15 Sept., 2017) Contact: Dutch Emissions Authority, www.emissionsauthority.nl
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, GHGs, Greenhouse Gas,
The company has been producing and selling biomethanol since 2016, prior to expanding production to include cellulosic ethanol with the installation of its methanol-to-ethanol conversion unit earlier this year.
(Source: Enerkem, PR, 15 Sept., 2017) Contact: Enerkem, Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, Annie Pare, Communications, (514) 875-0284, x. 251, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.enerkem.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enerkem, Biofuels, Cellolosic Ethanol,
HEMs offer a device that is installed within homes to monitor the use of energy and provide advice on how to cut energy waste and in turn costs.
Delta-ee predicts HEM sales could exceed 200,000 in the near future. (Source: Delta Energy and Environment, Energy Digital, 16 Sept., 2017) Contact: Delta Energy and Environment, +44 131 625 1011, www.delta-ee.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
Peninsula Clean Energy is the official power supplier of San Mateo County, CA. It provides customers the choice of receiving electricity from clean, renewable sources at competitive rates. Customers can choose from its ECOplus option which is 50 pct renewable and 75 pct greenhouse gas emissions free or ECO100 option that is 100 pct renewable and 100 pct greenhouse gas emissions free.
(Source: Canadian Solar, Nasdaq, 14 Spet., 2017)
Contact: Recurrent Energy, (415) 675-1500, http://recurrentenergy.com; Canadian Solar, (519) 837-1881, www.canadiansolar.com; Peninsula Clean Energy, www.peninsulacleanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Peninsula Clean Energy, Canadian Solar, Recurrent Energy,
The Mills Building energy efficient features include: plumbing system to reduce water consumption; an indoor air quality program; green cleaning policies; low-energy LED lighting and sensor automation features; recycling and composting; electric vehicles charging stations and other features. (Source: The Swig Co,, Commercial Property Exec., 14 Sept., 2017) Contact: Swig Co., (415) 291-1100, www.swigco.com; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Silver, Energy Efficiency, USGBC,
The investment will enable CCCI to establish a multi-purpose technology development and scale up facility to validate and test carbon capture and conversion technologies up to one tpd and prepare them for scale-up, for testing and commercialization.
The facility will develop the most efficient solutions for GHG emissions from a broad range of industrial processes, according to the NRC release.
(Source: Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute, NRC, Sept., 2017) Contact: Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute, Goran Vlajnic, Exec. Dir., (604) 696-6945,
Goran.Vlajnic@cmcghg.com, www.ccci.cmcghg.com; Natural Resources Canada, www.nrcan.gc.ca
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The company is currently launching LightSpeed Mount Residential, rail-less mounting system to simplify solar adoption, speeding up installations and drive down cost.and to continue its efforts to design and manufacture efficient and functional solar mounting systems. (Source: Pegasus Solar, PR, NewsCenter.io, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: Pegasus Solar, (510) 730-1343, http://pegasussolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pegasus Solr, Solar, Rooftop Solar,
The Smart Building Operations Pilot aims to inform the day-to-day decisions of building equipment operators at 10 large Chicago buildings utilizing smart meters and sub-meters and:
To date, the combination of Chicago's building energy benchmarking program and ComEd's energy efficiency programs have reportedly saved customers more than $2.5 billion in energy costs. (Source: City of Chicago, Various Media, ProudGreenBuilding, Sept., 2017)
Contact: The Accelerate Group, theaccelerategroup.com; ComEd, (312) 394-3500, www.ComEd.com;
More Low-Carbon Energy News SMart Building, Accelerate Group, ComEd, EDF, Energy Efficiency, Energy Benchmarking,
According to DONG Energy, the contract guaranteed "strike" price was £57.50 per mWh, the lowest ever price for UK offshore wind.
(Source: BBC, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: DONG Energy
, Samuel Leupold, CEO, Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com
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The company delivers products designed to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of solar energy generation. Its technology enables active j-boxes for module makers, a new class of lower cost, higher efficiency inverters for inverter manufacturers, and lowest cost cabling and monitoring solutions for balance of system and O&M providers.
(Source: Ampt, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: Ampt, (970) 372-6950, email@example.com, www.ampt.com
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The hospital reports will continue to work in partnership with Toronto Hydro to ensure site preparations for the new patient care tower meet energy efficiency standards. (Source: Toronto Hydro, Inside Toronto, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: Toronto Hydro, Joe Bile, Manager of Conservation Demand Management Program Delivery and Business Development, (416) 542-8000, www.torontohydro.com; Michael Garron Hospital, (416) 461-8272, http://www.tegh.on.ca/bins/index.asp; Canada Green Building Council Thomas Mueller, Pres., CEO, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Certification, Canada Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency, Toronto Hydro, Energy Efficiency Incentive,
The companies -- Apex Clean Energy, Blattner Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Enel Green Power North America, E.ON, Goldwind Americas, Hannon Armstrong, Invenergy, Leeward Renewable Energy, MAP Royalty, Pattern Energy, TPI Composites and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA – are donating $1 million in aggregate to support repairs and rebuilding efforts in areas impacted by the storms.
(Source: Pattern Energy, NA Wind Power, Various Others, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: Pattern Energy, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patternenergy.com;
Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org; AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Pattern Energy, AWEA,
The first agreement was signed with Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH for the delivery of client representation and quality surveillance for Vattenfall during pre-assembly & load out, installation and completion of wind turbine generators.
The second agreement was signed with Vattenfall Vindkraft HR 3 and covers marine coordination center services related to the Horns Rev 3 project.
Horns Rev 3, which will incorporate 49, 8.3MW MHI Vestas turbines, will be constructed on Jutland's west coast. Construction is expected to get underway in the summer of 2018, with the work completed by A2SEA. (Source: Head Energy, offshoreWIND.biz, Sept., 2017) Contact: Head Energy Denmark, Anders Frederiksen, GM, +47 992 04 323, email@example.com, www.headenergy.no; Contact: Vattenfall, Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com
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The project is expected to come in at $80 million, $9 million of which will come from
the for-profit Beausrjour Renewable Energy Co-operative with the balance financed.
The project will generate sufficient power for 7,000 homes and is expected to get underway in 2019.
(Source: CBC, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: Prowind , Helmut Schneider, Pres., (905) 528-1747, www.prowind.com; Beausejour Renewable Energy Co-operative, firstname.lastname@example.org; NB Power, Marc Belliveau, Communications, (506) 458-4203, www.nbpower.com
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The techno-economic feasibility study will be based at the University of Chester's Thornton Science Park in Cheshire. The consortium comprises the Universities of Chester and Sheffield, industrial partners WSP, DNV GL and Costain. It will be led by PMW Technology, who developed the patent-pending A3C process.
The work is co-funded by Innovate UK. (Source: Power Engineering, PMW Technology, GasWorld, 13 Sept., 2017)Contact: PMW Technology, www.pwmtechnology.com;
University of Sheffield, UK CCS Research Centre, +44 0 114 215 7235, www.ukccsrc.ac.uk; Innovate UK, +44 (0) 7766 901150, email@example.com, www.innovateuk.gov.uk
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The EU has a target to cut emissions by 40 pct by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, and forests acting as "carbon sinks" removing more than 400 Mt CO2 from the atmosphere annually -- equivalent to 10 pct of the EU's total greenhouse gas emissions -- is part of the EU's meeting its carbon reduction targets.
The European Commission's initial proposal for a regulation on land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) introduced a "no-debit" or zero target whereby EU countries must offset all deforestation either by equivalent reforestation or improved forest management and thus have a neutral impact on climate change. The Commission proposal also required all 28 EU states to account for the emissions produced from burning biofuels, which was not the case previously.
The MEPs have also adopted a mandatory 2000 -2012 historical baseline obliging EU countries to count all emissions coming from changes in forest management in subsequent years. This means that if a country increased its harvesting levels, the reduction in "carbon sink" capacity would be accounted as a net increase in emissions.
The MEPs also raised the upper limit for forest credits that EU countries can use to offset emissions in other types of land (wetlands, for example) from 3,5 pct to 7 pct of the total current sink capacity of forests.
(Source: European Commission, EURACTIV.com, Various Others 14 Sept., 2017) Contact: European Commission, ec.europa.eu/commission
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Commission, Carbon Sink, Forest Carbon, CO2, Carbon Emissions,
China the world's third-largest bioethanol producer behind the U.S. and Brazil, as well as the world's largest automobile market, uses nearly 2.6 million tpy of ethanol but aims to raise production to 4 million tpy by 2020. The government aims to build an advanced liquid biofuel system and put into operation a demonstration facility that will be able to produce 50,000 tons of ethanol derived from cellulose a year by 2020.
banned the use of grain for ethanol production in 2007 to ensure sufficient food supplies, and biofuel manufacturers have since turned to sweet potatoes, sorghum and straw instead.
The country later lifted the ban in a number of provinces
(Source: Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, Others, 14 Sept., 2017)
Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration, China Ethanol, Ethanol,
During Q1 of 2018, ethanol production is expected to be maintained at 1.03 million bpd, increasing to 1.04 million bpd during Q2 and 3 and increasing to 1.05 million bpd during Q4 of 2018.
The EIA's most recent monthly import data shows the U.S. imported 252,000 barrels of ethanol from Brazil in June and exported 2.21 million barrels of ethanol, primarily to Canada, Brazil, and India. (Source: US EIA, Sept., 2017)Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News US EIA, Ethanol,
Some 500 companies, including 80 in the United States, reported using carbon pricing. Many oil and gas companies such as British energy company BP use an internal, or "shadow," accounting method to track their carbon emissions, it said. Other companies charge carbon fees to internal business units.
According to the World Bank, 42 governments have or plan to have a way to tax carbon emissions or have a cap-and-trade system that allows industries with low emissions to sell their unused permitted capacity to larger emitters.
(Source: C2ES, World Bank, Voice of America, Sept., 2017) Contact: Climate and Energy Solutions , (703) 516-4146, www.c2es.org
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The rule set specific limits on toxins like lead, arsenic and mercury in wastewater from power plants, potentially lowering pollution by 1.4 billion ppy and saving an estimated $500 million in public health costs.
(Source: EPA, Various Media, EcoWatch, 12 Sept., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News US EPA, Clean Power Plan, Carbon Emissions,
Yale’s nationally representative survey of 1,226 American adults found that Almost 80 pct favored using the carbon tax revenue for developing renewable energy, or fixing America's infrastructure, and little support for a dividend payment to taxpayers . Moreover, the average American household was willing to pay around $177 per year in a carbon tax on its energy bills, which by itself would amount to $22 billion in revenue annually -- significantly less than the amount advocated in the conservative plan pitched to Trump earlier this yea. The Trump plan calls for American citizens and businesses to pay $40 per ton of carbon produced. The average American produces around 16 tpy of carbon.
Download the Republican's Climate Leadership Council The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends
(Source: Yale Univ., Motherboard, Sept., 2017) Contact: Yale, Prof. Matthew Kotchen, Economics,
Climate Leadership Council, www.clcouncil.org
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In line with state-level greenhouse gas-reduction goals, the ECAP seeks to lower emissions in the unincorporated county to 15 pct below 2007 levels. Through 2016, the county has achieved 16 pct of its 2020 emissions-reduction target.
Since implementing the plan, the county has received two American Planning Association (APA) awards for its Energy and Climate Action Plan, one from the local APA Central Coast Section and a state-level recognition for Innovation in Green Community Planning. (Source: Santa Barbara County, Noozhawk, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: Santa Barbara County, www.CountyofSB.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, GHGs,
The research team's approach to this problem is to convert light hydrocarbons from shale gas into chemicals and transportation fuels using a network of portable, modular processing plants. Essentially, the process would turn gas from the shale into liquid, which could be used as a fuel.
The NSF wants to see the technology commercialized at the end of the 10 years, according to the Purdue research team.
(Source: Purdue, Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources, Journal & Courier, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: Purdue University,
Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources ,Fabio Ribeiro, Dir., (765) 494-4050, firstname.lastname@example.org,
National Science Foundation, (703) 292-5111, www.nsf.gov
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The de Blasio administration is pproposing annual penalties that increase with a building’s size and its fossil-fuel usage. Beginning in 2030, a 30,000-square-foot apartment building that exceeds certain energy targets would pay $60,000 for each year it doesn’t meet the new standards, according to the mayor’s office. A building with 1 million square feet that was operating outside the required efficiency standards would pay as much as $2 million in annual penalties. Buildings not in compliance also would be prevented from receiving permits for major renovations. City officials said they intend to help owners afford energy upgrades through low-interest financing
de Blasio said as he directed city agencies to report by Sept. 30 on their efforts to achieve reductions in carbon emissions.
(Source: Office of NYC Mayor , Washington Post, Others, 13 Sept., 2017)
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BYD's B-Box is ideal for residential rooftop solar energy storage and can minimize the amount of solar energy sent back to the grid and negate the impact of costly peak time electricity tariffs, according to the company.
(Source: BYD, Sep 12, 2017) Contact: BYD, Julia Chen, +86 (7) 558 988-8888, www.byd.com
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The $16 million Clean Energy Communities initiative supports local governments implement energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable development projects. In addition, the designation gives the village an opportunity to apply for up to $50,000 toward additional clean energy projects, with no local cost share. To win Clean Energy Community certification, Bergen instituted a uilding energy benchmarking program, LED street lighting, and energy code enforcement training — training compliance officers in energy code best practices.
New York state communities designated Clean Energy Communities are eligible to apply for up to $250,000 funding with no local cost share, and up to 25 pct paid in advance to support additional clean energy projects.
(Source: NYSERDA, Daily News, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: NYSERDA, John B. Rhodes, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; NY Clean Energy Community Program, www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Clean-Energy-Communities
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Benchmarking, Energy Efficiency, NYSERDA, Clean Energy Community,