Under the scheme, travelers will be able to book a flight, tour, car rental or other tourism services and be able to add on trees to offset the environmental impact.
(Source: Iceland Forestry Department, Lonely Planet, Aug., 2017) Contact: Iceland Forestry Department, www.skogur.is/english
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Footprint, Carbon Offset,
Investments meant to improve public urban transport and other low-carbon or carbon emissions reduction projects may qualify for funding.
Under the offering, the European Fund for Regional Development ensures 85 pct of project value, the state budget 13 pct and the applicant's contribution must be 2 pct or more.
(Source: EC Agency for South-Eastern Regional Development, ActMedia, Romanian Business News, 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: Romanian Agency for South-Eastern Regional Development, https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/regional-innovation-monitor/organisation/regional-development-agency-south-east-region-romania
The funding will be used to build up to five new low-carbon waste-to-fuel plants by 2021.
With waste-based fuels, aircraft will emit as much as 90 pct less carbon than fossil fuels.
(Source: UK Department for Transport, airport-technology.com, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: UK Department for Transport, Jesse Norman, +44 0 300 330 3000, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel, Waste-to-Fuel, Jet Fuel,
Cepsa Bioenergia purchased the facility from Abengoa in February as part of the latter's asset liquidation process during its bankruptcy and restructuring process. (Source: Cepsa Bioenergia, El Estrecho Digital, 29 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Cepsa Bioenergia, +34 913 54 27 12, www.cepsa.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cepsa Bioenergia, Abengoa, Biodiesel,
Project Gigaton focuses on limiting Scope 3 carbon emissions which are a consequence of normal business operations, but over which the company has no direct control. In order to cut down on these carbon emissions Walmart has launched an online portal where their suppliers can navigate to better manage their waste, energy use, product design, packaging, deforestation, and more. The project is also intended to make Walmart's processes and operations more transparent.
(Source: Walmart, Good360, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Walmart, Kathleen McLaughlin, VP, corporate.walmart.com/contact-us
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2, Carbon Emissions, Walmart, Carbon Footprint,
To that end, DOE has partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop a feasibility study on zero energy schools and provide specific energy usage targets to cost-effectively achieve zero energy and focused on strategies to balance energy consumption and energy supply. The pathways for managing energy consumption include optimal design of the building walls, roof, and windows, lighting systems, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems, controls, and service water heating.
(Source: US DOE, NREL, ProudGreenBuilding, Aug. 31, 2017)Contact: NREL, Dr. Martin Keller, Director, www.nrel.gov; US DOE BETO, www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News Net Zero Energy, NREL, US DOE, Energy Efficiency,
Under a second new test to measure emissions on the road -- RDE Test -- a car will be driven on public roads over a wide range of conditions using portable measuring equipment. RDE will complement WLTP to ensure that pollutant emission levels, measured during the laboratory test, are confirmed on the road.
Together, the new tests will provide a more accurate basis for measuring a vehicle's fuel consumption and emissions.
The new tests will apply only to new cars from September until the end of the year and to all vehicles from September 2018.
(Source: EURACTIV, Others, 30 Aug., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vehicle Emissions, Carbon Emissions,
The project is one of 20 supported by the $27 million Canadian Federal Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program, a partnership with universities and conservation groups across Canada. The program supports research into greenhouse gas mitigation practices and technologies that can be adopted on the farm.
The East Prince Agri-Environment Association is a group of 12 farm families that came together in 2015 to explore ways of building a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly agriculture industry. (Source: CBC, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Agriculture Canada
Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program, www.agr.gc.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenhouse Gas, Carbon Sink, Climate Change Mitigation, Carbon Storage,
Turbine delivery and commissioning is slated for the first half of 2018.
(Source: Vestas, Economic Times, 31 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com
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Duke Energy intends to start building a 74.9-MW solar park in Jasper, Hamilton County at the beginning of next year. It will be its sixth photovoltaic (PV) facility in the state, comprising about 300,000 solar modules with an expected output sufficient for 20,000 homes.
(Source: Duke Energy, RenewablesNow, Others, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Duke Energy Florida, Harry Sideris,Pres., www.duke-energy.com;
Florida Public Service Commission, www.psc.state.fl.us
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The clean energy proposal would entail a $2.5 billion investment in rural Colorado that could increase the state's renewable energy standard to 55 pct by 2026. Xcel intends to issue an all-source RfP seeking up to 1,000 MW of wind, 700 MW of solar and 700 MW of natural gas and/or storage capacity. The plan sets utility ownership targets of 50 pct of renewable generation resources and 75 pct of natural gas-fired, storage, or renewable with storage generation resources in the portfolio, according to an Xcel statement.
The plan is subject to CPUC approval.
(Source: Xcel Energy, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy Colorado, David Eves, Pres., www.xcelenergy.com;
Colorado Public Utilities Commission, (303) 894-2000, www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/puc
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HERO, a public-private partnership between the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) and Renovate America, is the nation's largest Property Assessed Clean Energy(PACE) financing program.
HERO financing offers fixed interest rates ranging from 3.49%-7.99 pct and funds up to 100 percent of the home improvement, while the term of the financing is based on the useful life of the product, up to 25 years.
(Source: Renovate America, 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: Renovate America, Greg Frost, (619) 568-6747, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.renovateamerica.com; Florida Development Finance Corp.,
Bill Spivey, Exec. Dir., (407) 956-5600, www.enterpriseflorida.com
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The total $15.8 million is split between two separate loans -- one totaling $12.8 million to finance energy efficiency projects and one totaling $3 million for capital improvements of "an everyday nature."
The energy efficiency projects include adding LED lighting, boiler replacements and others are slated for completion sometime in the next 18 months. The $3 million loan for capital improvements will cover things like flooring, parking lots, and exterior facility maintenance. All those projects will be completed in the 2017-18 school year. (Source: West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, Journal Sentinal, 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, (414) 604-3000, www.wawm.k12.wi.us
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Of the respondents to the EI survey, 64 pct said that energy efficiency should be prioritized since it is considered he least expensive and lowest risk measure to reduce emissions and support the UK in seizing the economic advantages of moving to a low-carbon economy.
Despite the importance of energy efficiency, only around half of those surveyed felt that government policy had been effective in this area during 2016. Without better policy instruments, nearly eight out of 10 respondents believe the UK will fall short of meeting the fifth carbon budget, which requires emissions to be 57 pct lower than 1990 levels by 2030.
(Source: REMEHA, Heating & Ventilating Review, Aug., 2017)
Contact: RENEHA, Paul Wilson, Nat. Sales Mgr., www.remeha.co.uk; Energy Institute, Louise Kingham, CEO, +44 20 7467 7100, www.energyinst.org
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Fiberight is a privately held company with operations in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa. The company focuses on transforming municipal solid waste (MSW) and other organic feedstocks into next generation renewable biofuels, with cellulosic ethanol as the core product. (Source: Fiberight, CM, 26 July, 2017) Contact: Fiberight LLC, Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO, (408) 390-3275, email@example.com, www.fiberight.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fiberight, Waste-to-Fuel, Ethanol, Biofuel ,
The power plant will utilize the hydrogen and oxygen compound methane, a central component of natural gas, causing a chemical reaction to generate electricity. The facility will generate 250,000 MWh of energy and 240,000 Gigacalories (Gcal) of heating per year.
Busan Energy Co. Ltd. manufactures and distributes renewable energy equipment. The Company produces electricity generators, fuel batteries, and other products.(Source: Busan Green Energy, Korea BizWire, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: Busan Green Energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fuel Cell, Methane, Green Energy,
The country's center-south region produced 3.16 million tonnes of sugar in the first half of August, compared to 3.41 million tonnes in the previous two-week period. Mills crushed 45.29 million tonnes of cane in the period versus 50.74 million tonnes in late July.
Ethanol production fell to 1.95 billion liters from 2.08 billion liters late in July.
Hydrous ethanol production jumped 14 pct in the first half of August from the second half of July.
(Source: UNICA, Reuters, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: UNICA, english.unica.com.br
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Sugarcane Ethanol, UNICA,
The majority of the Fairfield facility's energy consumption is generated by lighting. The 24 hour, five-day-a-week distribution center has 64 docks, 10,000 square feet of office space, and more than one million square feet of storage and warehouse space. By installing energy-efficient, motion-sensor lighting fixtures throughout the distribution center, Ardagh Group was able to reduce operational costs, while reducing its impact on the environment.
Since 2010, 10 Ardagh Group facilities and buildings have earned the ENERGY STAR certification 32 times. Source: Ardagh Group, PR, 29 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Ardagh Group, John Riordan, President and CEO, Gina Behrman, Marketing, (765) 741-7092, firstname.lastname@example.org , www.ardaghgroup.com/glass; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
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Vector Energy Solutions presently handles the Tesla Powerwall energy storage system and can finance and install the product as well as provide end-to-end service.
(Source: Vector Energy Solutions, PR, 29 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Vector Energy Solutions, Brian Ryan, 1800 853 945, email@example.com, www.vectorenergy.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vector Energy Solutions, , Energy Storage,
"While EPA's August 26 waiver of certain reformulated gasoline (RFG) and Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirements was a welcome step, it is not delivering meaningful relief from escalating gasoline prices in Texas and across the rest of the country. Specifically, RFA is asking EPA to relax the RVP limits to 10 psi for all finished gasoline blended with ethanol in conventional and RFG areas nationwide, through Sept. 15. In effect, this could be achieved by specifying that gasoline containing up to 15 percent ethanol by volume qualifies for the "special provisions for alcohol blends" found in 40 C.F.R. 80.27(d) (i.e., the 1.0 psi "waiver" for 9 -- 10 pct ethanol blends.
"In the days since EPA issued the August 26 fuel waiver, market conditions have worsened and supply shortages are expected to be more severe than previously thought. Gasoline futures prices have surged nearly 10 percent since August 24, 2017, the day before Hurricane Harvey made landfall.
"It is being broadly reported that at least 10 percent of the nation's refining capacity has been shuttered as a result of the hurricane, and analysts now expect further price surges in the wake of hurricane-related refinery and terminal outages. In addition, both offshore and onshore drilling rigs have been idled, leading to lower crude oil production and tighter supplies for refineries in the weeks ahead.
"The action we are requesting would significantly enhance flexibility for blenders and refiners and help alleviate the logistical challenges and shortfalls that are causing gas prices to spike. Relaxing RVP requirements to 10.0 psi nationwide would immediately allow gasoline blenders to produce fuel that complies with EPA regulations using any available gasoline blendstock on the market. It would also immediately allow blenders to use up to 15 percent ethanol by volume in all finished gasoline in all areas of the country, proving a badly needed source of additional supply and helping to offset gasoline shortfalls resulting from refinery and terminal outages.
"While the waiver issued August 26, 2017, allows gasoline with less than 9 pct ethanol by volume to qualify for the
special provisions for alcohol blends requirement (i.e., the 1 psi waiver for E10), it
did not allow blends containing up to 15 percent to qualify for the provision. Extending this temporary waiver to 15 percent ethanol blends would greatly assist in alleviating current price spikes and
supply crunches." (Source: RFA, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: RFA, Bob Dinneen, Pres., CEO,(202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuels Association, RFS, Ethanol Blend,
OSEP will begin replacing inefficient "near retirement" age equipment on campus with more efficient new-age technology. Some parts of the plan will happen more quickly, like replacing streetlights, but the most important way for the Energy Partners to exceed its efficiency goals is through building audits to identify specific inefficient aspects where each building could improve. Fixes could include "behavioral economics", new insulation, analyzing building usage, lighting and temperature controls.
(Source: Ohio State University, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Ohio State Energy Partners, Serdar Tufekci , CEO, www.osu.edu/energymanagement
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Download the full Identifying Potential Markets
for Behind-the-Meter Battery
Energy Storage: A Survey of U.S.
Demand Charges report
HERE. (Source: NREL, Aug., 2017) Contact: NREL, www.nrel.gov
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The installations, which are part the company's expansion of its alternative energy portfolio, are expected to reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 pct annually at each Home Depot location. The average Home Depot store roof, at approximately 104,000 square feet, will accommodate 1,000 panels.
The Home Depot is working with Current, powered by GE, on 20 solar installations at stores in New Jersey, as well as eight stores in Connecticut, Maryland and Washington, DC. and an additional 22 stores in California and New York. (Source: Home Depot, PV Buzz, Others, 27 Aug., 2017) Contact: Home Depot, https://corporate.homedepot.com/contact-us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Home Depot, Rooftop Solar, Solar,
In fiscal 2016, a total of 28.42 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity was produced nationwide from the five alternative sources, also including wind, geothermal, biomass and waste-to-energy power generation -- sufficient power for
9.5 million Japanese households.
The agency's data also showed that on a prefecture-by-prefecture basis,
Hokkaido accounted for nearly 10 pct of the nation's total, generating 2.72 billion kilowatt-hours. Among all prefectures, it was the leader in solar power and second in wind and biomass power.
(Source: Japan Natural Resources and Energy Agency, Japan Times, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: Japan Natural Resources and Energy Agency, www.enecho.meti.go.jp/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Japan Renewable Energy,
The company will produce cylindrical lithium-ion cells for mobility and a product named Powerstack for stationary energy storage based on the same battery pack design. Romeo Power says that energy density in its batteries can be 25 pct higher than competing lithium-ion providers. The product's thermal performance is good enough to improve (reduce) charging times by anywhere from 15 pct to 30 pct and have inbuilt protection against thermal runaway and is well-protected against cross cell propagation, according to the company.
(Source: Romeo Power, Energy Storage, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: Romeo Power, Michael Patterson, CEO, (323) 675-2180, www.romeopower.com
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MidAmerican Energy will soon purchase the project from Blattner to supply Mahaska County and MidAmerican Energy customers in Iowa with wind energy by the year end. (Source: Blattner,PR, 28 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Blattner Energy, (320) 356-7351, www.blattnerwind.com; MidAmerican Energy, www.midamericanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Blattner Energy, Wind.MidAmerican Energy,
The working group will begin meeting next month and will review economic opportunities and environmental benefits of offshore wind development, and the costs and benefits of developing offshore wind. Working group members also will review laws and regulations governing the development of renewable energy, and recommend changes. Additionally, they will identify barriers and opportunities involved in developing offshore wind to benefit Delawareans.
By December 15, the working group will submit a report to the Governor that makes recommendations on short- and long-term strategies for developing wind power to serve Delaware, and plans to develop job opportunities in the offshore wind industry. The group also will draft any necessary legislation, including possible amendments to Delaware's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act.
(Source: news.delaware.gov, 28 Aug., 2017)Contact: Delaware Governor John Carney, governor.delaware.gov
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The move follows calls for the Scottish Government to include a target in the Climate Change Bill to ensure every home in Scotland has an Energy Performance Certificate band C. The two groups claim the
Government's 2015 commitment to make energy efficiency a National Infrastructure Priority had not been backed by the necessary funding.
(Source: British Lung Foundation, WWF Scotland, Holyrood Mag., 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: British Lung Foundation in Scotland , Irene Johnstone, www.blf.org.uk; WWF Scotland,
Sarah Beattie-Smith, Senior Climate and Energy Policy Officer, +44 131 659 9100, www.wwf.org.uk/scotland
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Product ability to reduce carbon emission by 85 pct to 90 pct makes CCS adoption preferable to other available alternates while favorable government initiatives to encourage adoption of sustainable technology along with measures to reduce toxic pollutant concentrations will stimulate CCS.
In the U.S. the 2008 U.S Energy Improvement and Extension Act introduced section 45Q to provide credit of $20 per tonne for storing CO2 in deep water saline formations and $10 per tonne for storing CO2 through enhanced oil recovery. In 2016, the Obama administration funded $90 billion through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act towards strategic clean energy investment and tax credit to promote development of low carbon technologies.
The report is available from Global Market Insights. www.gminsights.com.
(Source: Global Market Insights, World Coal, 29 Aug., 2017)Contact: Global Market Insights, (216) 525-0600, www.gminsights.com
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Because a single cow can produce 200 to 500 lpd of methane, the cattle industry is estimated to be responsible for about 38 pct of agricultural greenhouse gases. Cattle release methane and CO2 by silently belching about once a minute. The researchers hope to find a way to reduce the amount of methane produced while still maintaining a productive herd.
The researchers will be testing the effects of biochar which has been shown to create favourable conditions for the growth of bacteria that aid in digestion. The research will study whether small amounts of biochar added to cattle feed improves the efficiency of digestion and thereby reduces the amount of methane produced. Researchers will calculate the methane produced, measure the average daily gain, monitor the health of the cows, analyze the manure and test its effect on soils.
For the project, the University of Lethbridge will collaborate with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the universities of Manitoba and Alberta, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and two industry partners -- Cool Planet and Blue Rock Animal Nutrition. (Source: Univ. of Lethbridge,
Aug. 2017) Contact: University of Lethbridge, Dr. Erasmus Okine, (403) 329-7185, firstname.lastname@example.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biochar, Methane, Cattle Methane,
The Aemetis 50 million gpy Kakinada biorefinery can also produce and supply refined glycerin to pharmaceutical and industrial customers. The Aemetis plant is India's first and only biofuels producer approved under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard for delivery of tallow and waste oil biodiesel into California. (Source: Aemetis, PR, Aug. 28, 2017) Contact: Aemetis Inc., Eric McAfee, CEO, (408) 390-3275, email@example.com, www.aemetis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Biodiesel,
The new program will be in charge of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system for improving the efficiency of water and energy use in buildings. LEED certification was previously offered through CaGBC. (Source: Canada Green Building Council, Business Vancouver, 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: Canada Green Building Council
Thomas Mueller, Pres., CEO, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org; Green Business Certification Inc., www.gbta.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Business Certification Inc., Canada Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency, Green Building,
Veridium will issue two types of tokens. VERIDIUM membership tokens will grant access to the trading platform while TGR tokens represent actual environmental mitigation credits. Some companies purchase the credits voluntarily while other credits, such as wetland or stream credits, are required by the U.S. EPA and other regulators. Pension funds and investment firms are the major drivers of environmental mitigation credits, as they try to ensure the companies they invest in are socially responsible, according to Veridium.
There will be 15 million "TGR" tokens at the initial offering, backed by REDD+ forest carbon offset credits issued by Infinite Earth and backed by natural assets from the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve in Borneo, Indonesia. Infinite Earth currently holds a 60-year lease on the Indonesian biodiversity reserve.
Veridium Labs Ltd., a joint-venture between ConsenSys AG and EnVision Corporation, is an Environmental FinTech company offering a real-world application of blockchain technology that uses the cryptographic environmental mitigation offsets issued through the Veridium Network to create an entirely new asset class of commodities with net positive environmental impacts. Veridium Labs is responsible for creating enterprise solutions for corporations that will drive demand for the tokenized natural capital assets issued on the blockchain through the Veridium Network. The company is currently working on climate change risk mitigation products for institutional portfolio management companies, pension funds and endowments as well as creating sustainable supply chain solutions for Fortune 100 & 500 companies.
(Source: Veridium Labs, NYTimes, Others, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: Veridium Labs, Todd Lemons, CEO, +852-5808-0007, (980) 202-0297, www.veridium.io
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Credit, Carbon Offset Credits , REDD+, Reforestation,
The Shrum Chemistry lab incorporates new systems for water efficiency and use reduction, optimized energy performance, and waste management, green cleaning practices. Sustainability achievements include diverting at least 75 pct of construction waste from landfills, and installation of new laboratory fume hoods that exhaust 50 pct less air when sashes are closed. (Source: Simon Fraser Univ., PR, 24 Aug., 2017) Contact: Simon Fraser Univ, Wendy Lee, Dev. Mgr., , (778) 782-3253, www.sfu.ca/fs; Canadian Green Building Council, Mark Hutchinson, (866) 941-1184, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cagbc.org
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The plan requires Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approval. Th project is expected to get underway early next year. (Source: IP&L, Indianapolis Bus. Journal, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: City of Indianapolis, City Council, (317) 327-4242, www.indy.gov; Indianapolis Light & Power, www.iplpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficient Light, LED Light, Streetlight,
According to the report he decrease in total electric power consumption nationwide can be in great part attributed to energy efficiency policies adopted by utilities as well as new technologies developed with assistance from the federal government also have helped to strengthen the reliability and resilience of the power grid and contributed to flattening energy demand.
Under the terms of the agreement, Modon will allocate land to the Chinese company in its industrial cities and the National Industrial Clusters Development Program will assist Goldwind in identifying investment opportunities and support its search for local partners.
(Source: TradeArabia News Service, 25 Aug., 2017) Contact:
Saudi Industrial Property Authority, email@example.com, www.modon.gov.sa/en;
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The integrated Smart Building Platform is being delivered through ECS' Smart Building as a Service program which includes open-architecture building automation for HVAC, intelligent LED lighting, IP camera and card access, and integrated on site sub-metering. The program enables precise energy and operations management while delivering continuous real-time data analytics on facility system performance.
The Regent Medical Properties installation has been financed through the Efficiency Made Easy program available from Constellation, a retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services and subsidiary of Exelon Corporation. The Efficiency Made Easy program enables commercial and industrial supply customers to implement energy efficiency and other solutions without upfront capital expenditures (Source: ECS Global Solutions, Facility Exec., 23 Aug., 2017)
Contact: ECS Global Solutions, , Len Pisano, Chief Development , (718) 855-5888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ecsglobal.com
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The new Jennings Creek Elementary School is designed to reduce, or eliminate, energy costs while earning income for the district.
The building's structural exterior walls are constructed of insulated concrete forms that look like giant Styrofoam Legos and reportedly cut energy consumption by about 25 pct for an avoided cost of about $11 million.
The new building also incorporates a solar array that can be expanded to provide all of the school's energy requirements as well as a geothermal systems for heating and cooling.
(Source: Warren County Public Schools, WKU, 22 Aug., 2017) Contact: Warren County Public Schools District, Jay Wilson, Energy Manager, (540) 635-2171, www.wcps.k12.va.us
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The company installed occupancy sensors in common rooms, offices and storage areas, completed LED retrofits throught 73 seniors living complexes, installed more than 48,000 occupancy sensors, retrofitted and installed 4,148 high-efficiency water fixtures, smart irrigation controls and achieved Energy Star certifications. The company is presently investigating a real-time energy monitoring system and increasing resident engagement through its "Turn It Off" challenge, which tasked each Brookdale community to find unique ways to reduce waste and cut and energy and water usage.
To date, Brookdale has achieved a 2.42 pct reduction in energy usage, saving 19.75 million kWh and yielding an estimated $7.6 million in normalized energy savings, according to the company's Sustainability Report.
(Source: Bookdale Seniors Living, Senior Living News, August 22, 2017) Contact: Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Marla Thalheimer, Director of Sustainability, (888) 221-7317, www.brookdale.com
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The new program will replace the existing tax exemption program for gasoline-powered vehicles with low emissions and low fuel consumption.
(Source: Indonesian Ministry of Industry, Nikkei Asian Review, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: Indonesian Ministry of Industry, www.sialparis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Vehicle Emissions, Electric Vehicles,
The paper concludes that ExxonMobil contributed to advancing climate science -- by way of its scientists' academic publications -- but promoted doubt about it in advertorials and thus misled the public.
Majorities of voters also said they supported policies to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution. The majority said they were worried about climate change. When asked about their engagement with environmental campaigns and organizations, about 80 pct said they've never been called on to lobby an elected official about climate change and two out of three have ever been contacted by an organization to work to reduce global warming.
(Source: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Climate Change Communications, 25 Aug., 2017) Contact: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.,Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Anthony Leiserowitz, (203) 432-5055, email@example.com, www,yale.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,