AGP is the largest farmer-owned cooperative represents over 250,000 soybean farmers from 16 states and Canadian provinces. AGP operates nine soybean processing plants including six plants in Iowa, located at Eagle Grove, Emmetsburg, Manning, Mason City, Sergeant Bluff, and Sheldon. Other AGP processing plants are in Dawson, Minnesota, St. Joseph, Missouri, and Hastings, Nebraska. AEP operates three biodiesel production facilities with installed capacity totaling 150 MMgy. (Source: AG Processing, Biodiesel Mag, 25 Aug., 2017) Contact: AG Processing, (800) 798-4282, www.agp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Soybean Biodiesel, AG Processing,
Nebraska hosts 25 ethanol plants across the state that produce 2 billion gpy of ethanol for fuel and 6 million tpy of distillers grains for livestock feed. (Source: Renewable Fuels Nebraska, PR, 25 Aug., 2017) Contact: Renewable Fuels Nebraska, Mark Palmer, Exec. Dir., www.ethanolrfa.org: HuskerFuel, www.HuskerFuel.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuels Nebraska, Biofuels, Ethanol ,
The B5 mandate and the B10 mandate have added an estimated 63 cents to the price of each bushel of soybeans sold by Minnesota growers, according the the Governonr's office. (Source: Minnesota Farm Guide, 25 Aug., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, B20, Biofuel Blends,
Big Rivers, a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation and transmission cooperative, is currently constructing seven PV Array Systems in McCracken, Marshall, Livingston, Henderson, Daviess, Meade, and Breckinridge counties.
The REAP grant will be utilized for purchasing and installation costs. Many of the selected locations are also offices for the member-owner distribution cooperatives that Big Rivers serves. The solar project is expected to cost approximately $435,000, with Big Rivers contributing more than $350,000.
The seven solar arrays will generate a combined 165,000 kWh annually. (Source: Big River, PR, Gleaner, 26 Aug., 2017) Contact: Big River, Bob Berrry, Pres., CEO, (270) 827-2561, www.bigrivers.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Big Rivers Electric , Solar,
The project's power would be fed into the National Grid electrical network. Under community solar farm systems, people who buy into an array receive a credit toward their monthly utility bill. RER Energy is active in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and International locations.
(Source: RER Energy Group, TimesUniuon, 25 Aug., 2017)
Contact: RER Energy Group, (610) 332-7232, www.rerenergy.com
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Comcast plans to begin marketing Sunrun's rooftop solar services to its customers in selected states later this year. This agreement follows a successful one-year solar pilot program in which participating Comcast subscribers will have the option of signing up for a Sunrun BrightSave plan which provides customers with 20 years of solar energy at a fixed monthly rate.
As part of this agreement, Comcast will receive fees for new customers they bring to Sunrun. Comcast is also eligible to acquire as much as 9.99% of Sunrun's stock if it can lock down 60,000 customers.
The Comcast and Sunrun joint release notes that rooftop solar is projected to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the energy industry, nearly tripling in size in the U.S. by 2025, according a 2017 Bloomberg New Energy Finance report.(Source: Comcast, Sunrun, Zacks 25 Aug., 20170 Contact: Sunrun Inc., (855) 478-6786, www.sunrun.com; Comcast, www.corporate.comcast.com/contact-information
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sunrun, Comcast, Solar Energy,
ABB's ACS800 wind converters for DFIG (doubly-fed induction generators) moderates turbine speed and electrical current when wind speeds change. This makes it possible to better integrate supplying wind power to power while reducing the wear on turbines, according to ABB.
The advanced ACS800 model was produced at ABB Drives China Research and Development Center and is fully compatible with interfaces built for prior designs. (Source: ABB, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: ABB, Lynette Jackson, +44 (0) 43 317 5404, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.abb.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ABB, Wind, China Wind, Wind Turbine,
Participating RGGI states agree to limit pollution from power plants, and to allow energy producers to bid against each other in auctions for the right to emit carbon. To date, the RGGI auctions have raised $2.7 billion that is being used to fund clean-energy and energy efficiency programs. (Source: MPR, MassLive, RGGI, Others, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI, Carbon Emissions, Cap-and-Trade,
Of the total auction revenue, approximately $640 million will go to finance Governor Jerry Brown's proposed high-speed rail project and other projects intended to cut the state's carbon footprint. With a large balance already sitting in the account, a legislative analysis estimates that there will be more than $1.4 billion available to spend in the 2017-18 budget year, according to the Sacramento Bee. (Source: SacBee, 23 Aug., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Jerry Brown, California Cap-and-Trade, Carbon Market, Carbon Credit,
The Canadian federal government and Alberta's energy regulator are in the process of designing new rules to reduce methane emissions. The proposed federal regulations would force industry to regularly check for gas leaks and install equipment that prevents the gas from venting. The feds estimate that its proposed rules would slash methane emissions by 282 megatonnes by 2035.
Methane, aka natural gas, is at least 20 times more potent as a greenhouse gas over the long term than carbon dioxide. The energy industry is Canada's largest source and controlling those releases is considered to be one of the most cost-effective ways for the industry to address climate change. (Source: EKOS Research, BOE Report, Canadian Press, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: EKOS Research Associates, www.ekos.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, GHG, Greenhouse Gas,
The Corriegarth facility, which has been in production since April, incorporates 23 Enercon E82 turbines. The wind farm's power is sold to a UK utility under a 15-year PPA and
receives support of 0.9 Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) per MWh of generated electricity.
(Source: Invenergy, Greencoat Cap., RenewablesNow, 23 Aug., 2017)Contact: Greencoat UK Wind, +44 20 7832 9400, www.greencoat-ukwind.com; Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy, Greencoat, Wind,
The two identical 230-MW wind projects were constructed by Starwood Energy and began operations in late 2016. (Source: Starwood Energy Group, PR, Aug., 2017) Contact: Starwood Energy Group, 203.422.7700 http://starwoodenergygroup.com
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The facility, which will utilize 4 Vestas V126 turbines of 3.3 MW each, is expected to be online by the end of 2017.
The plant will be juwi's first wind park in Brandenburg, where it has already installed several photovoltaic (PV) parks. (Source: juwi Group. Various Media, 23 Aug., 2017)Contact: juwi group, Christian Hinsch, Communications, 011 +49. (0) 6732. 96 57-1201, email@example.com, www.juwi.com
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The two firms will initially integrate thin-film solar cells in the panoramic roof of Audi models with the aim feeding solar energy into the vehicle's electrical system , including air conditioning and other electrical appliances. In time, the solar power will be integrated into the vehicle's drive train battery for additional primary power.
The two firms plan to jointly present an Audi vehicle prototype featuring an integrated prototype solar roof by the end of 2017.
Alta Devices Inc. is a leading manufacturer of GaAs thin film cell devices and a supplier of mobile energy application products. It has the world's thinnest, lightest, flexible GaAs thin film solar technology with the highest conversion efficiency. (Source: Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Limited, CNW, 23 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Hanergy, +86 10 8391 4567, www.hanergy.com; Alta Devices, (408) 988-8600, www.altadevices.com; Audi AG, www.audi.com/corporate/en.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hanergy, Audi, Solar, Solar Cell, Thin Film Solar,
According to a recent study by the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has boosted the value of the U.S. agriculture sector by $14.1 billion, or nearly $6,800 per American farm.
Many biofuels advocacy groups have expressed support for the NFU initiative. (Source: NFU, DTN. 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: National Farmers Union, Roger Johnson, Pres., (202) 554-1600, https://nfu.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Farmers Union, Biofuels, Anne Steckel , RFS,
The study aims to determine the feasibility of reproducing and expanding other, similar urban programs across the state.
The city previously considered the sequestration impact of its parks and forests, but similar forest management proposals have focused largely on erosion control and windbreaks rather than the benefits of carbon sinks. (Source: Buena Vista Department of the Environment,
Contact: Urban Permaculture Institute , www.upisf.com; Buena Vista Department of the Environment, www.doe.gov.bz/index.php/component/tags/tag/28-buena-vista
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Sink,
Imports, mostly from Argentina, made up nearly half of U.S. biodiesel consumption of 2 billion gallons in 2016. Argentinian biodiesel imports were valued at $1.2 billion, according to the U.S. Commerce Department data.
The increased duty on imports would likely boost U.S. prices and encourage U.S. domestic biofuel production. (Source: Successful Farming, US Dept. of Commerce, Reuters, 23 Aug., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Biodiesel,
The $2.6 million project is being funded by the utility, an incentive from the Bonneville Power Administration, and a $350,000 grant from the Washington Department of Commerce. The project's ROI is projected to be about 4 years. (Source: Clark Public Utilities, The Columbian, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: Clark Public Utilities, www.clarkpublicutilities.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, LED Light,
The upgrades will be paid for by a revenue limit exemption from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Under the exemption, the school district will be reimbursed for approximately two-thirds of the energy efficiency upgrade costs. (Source: School District of Beloit, Beliot Daily News, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: School District of Beloit Director of Business Service, Jamie Merath, www.sdb.k12.wi.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
PSE&G will invest a total of $69 million to continue its Hospital Efficiency Program, Residential Multifamily Housing Efficiency Program and Direct Install Program and to begin a Smart Thermostat Program and Residential Data Analytics Program.
The two new programs will help residential customers save money on their home energy bills by encouraging the purchase of smart thermostats and by providing selected customers with personalized energy reports.
(Source: PSEG, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: PSEG, Courtney McCormick, VP Renewables and Energy Efficiency, www.pseg.com;
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, (609) 777-3300, www.state.nj.us/bpu
More Low-Carbon Energy News New Jersey Board of Public Utilities,
Energize Connecticut is an initiative of the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Bank and the state's utilities. It is funded via a charge on customers' energy bills. (Source: Eversource, New Haven Register, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: EnergizeCT, (877) 947-3873, www.EnergizeCT.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energize Connecticut ,
Key areas for energy savings potential include lighting, space heating, and household electronics for residences, while in the commercial sector, lighting, computer and HVAC equipment hold the most promise. In Canada, electricity and natural gas utilities are largely responsible for the implementation of energy efficiency measures and the largest efficiency improvements will result from their actions, such as incentive programs to install energy efficient equipment or appliances, conducting energy audits, and performing energy efficient retrofits. Efficiency measures could also include a broader suite of policy instruments, such as land-use measures, equipment and building performance standards, and renewable subsidies.
The report provides an overview of remaining energy potential that exists in Canada and applies their average energy intensity improvements to the National Energy Board's (NEB) long-term energy forecast to determine the impact that such improvements would have on Canada's future energy consumption.
The NEB expects that Canada's energy demand will continue to grow at an average annual rate of 0.7 per cent, reaching 13,868 petajoules (PJ) by 2040. Applying a range of energy efficiency improvements could result in as much as a 15 per cent reduction in energy consumption forecasted by the NEB, approximately 5 per cent below the 2017 level for residential, commercial and industrial energy use.
From a climate change perspective, however, the contribution of energy efficiency policies will be smaller. Electricity in Canada currently comes from sources that are approximately 80 per cent renewable or very low emissions and could be near 100 per cent by 2035. The most important contribution energy efficiency gains can make is to reduce the need for hydrocarbons to provide heat.
Access the report at no cost HERE.
(Source: Conference Board of Canada, 24 Aug., 2017) Contact: Conference Board of Canada, (866) 711-2262, contactcboc@
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Brazilian ethanol imports grew to 1.29 billion liters in the first half of the year -- a 330 pct increase over the same period in 2016. The vast majority of the country's ethanol imports are from the U.S. (Source: Brazilian Agriculture Ministry, Reuters, Others, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: Brazilian Agriculture Ministry, www.agricultura.gov.br
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Brazil Ethanol,
The letter calls for EPA Administrator Pruitt to reverse course on a proposal that would undercut "the next American manufacturing wave" by "looking backwards" in setting 2018 goals and issuing waiver credits that suppress demand for cellulosic fuels.
Download the letter
HERE. (Source: Biotechnology Innovation Organization, 22 Aug., 2017) Contact: Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Bret Erikson, VP, Paul Winters, 202-962-9237, www.bio.org, www.biotech-now.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuels Standard, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Biofuel, ,
Ontario's carbon emissions cap-and-trade program has generated more than $976 million in proceeds from two auctions. Cap and trade auctions are held four times a year. Proceeds must by law be invested in programs that help Ontario families and businesses save money and lower greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, industry, buildings, waste, electricity and agriculture.
The Ontario Climate Change Action Plan and carbon market form the backbone of Ontario's strategy to cut greenhouse gas pollution to 15 pct below 1990 levels by 2020, 37 pct by 2030 and 80 pct by 2050.
Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan HERE (Source: Province of Ontario, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: Province of Ontario, Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Recourses and Forestry, www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-natural-resources-and-forestry
Separately, Ingevity will enter into several contract manufacturing arrangements for oilfield and mining products currently produced at other Georgia-Pacific facilities. The parties will also separately enter into a 20-year, market-based crude tall oil (CTO) supply contract. (Source: Georgia-Pacific, Canadian Biomass, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: Ingevity, (844) 644-3889, www.ingevity.com
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The Sleaford REP, a 40MWe straw-fired biomass plant located in Lincolnshire, UK, has been in operation since 2014 and is being operated by Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC). The plant benefits from 2 ROCs under the UK renewable energy regime as "good quality CHP plant", providing free heat to the local community under long term offtake contracts. The proceeds from the refinancing repaid a project financing, and contributed to directly creating value for investors.
Glennmont raises long-term capital to invest in alternative power generation projects including wind farms, biomass power stations, solar parks and small-scale hydro power plants.
(Source: Glennmont Partners, PR 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Glenmont Partners, Joost Bergsma, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3725 8318, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.glennmont.com; Sleaford Renewable Energy, email@example.com,
www.sleafordrep.net; Burmeister & Wain, +45 48 14 00 22 l, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bwsc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Burmeister & Wain , Sleaford Renewable Energy, Straw Biomass ,
The money, which will support the Egyptian target of generating 20 pct of electricity from renewable sources by 2022, will fund technical assistance with policy and planning and encourage investors to enter the clean energy market.
The GCF, part of the UNFCCC, was established to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. (Source: Green Climate Fund, Climate Home, 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Green Climate Fund, +82.32.458.6010, www.greenclimate.fund
EBRD, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com; UNFCCC, wwwunfccc.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News UNFCCC, EBRD, Green Climate Fund, Renewable Energy,
1,054 million pounds of feedstocks were used to produce biodiesel in May 2017. Soybean oil remained the most widely used biodiesel fuel stock, with 546 million pounds consumed.
Texas remains the biggest biodiesel producing state in the US. Nine biodiesel producers have facilities in the Lone-Star state, with a combined total capacity of 474 million gpy, according to EIA figures. (Source: US EIA, Aug., 2017) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News US Energy Information Administration, USEIA, Biodiesel,
The FS Bioenergia plant will initially process 22 million bpy of corn and produce more than 60 million gpy of ethanol, 6,200 tpy of corn oil and 170,000 tpy of Distillers Dried Grains (DDGs) for livestock feed. The company plans to double production by late 2018. (Source: Summit Ag. Group, Wallaces Farmer, Various Others, 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Summit Agricultural Group, Bruce Rastetter, CEO, (515) 854-9820, www.summitag.com;
FS Bioenergia, +55 65 35 48 1500, www.fsbioenergia.com.br
More Low-Carbon Energy News FS Bioenergia, Summit Agricultural Group, Brazil Ethanol, Corn Ethanol,
BIG's acquisition includes four biomass and WtE facilities, 15 anaerobic digestion plants across Northern Ireland, England and Scotland, and a materials recovery facility with a total combined capacity of 70 MW. (Source: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Renewables Now, 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, www.bioenergyinfrastructure.co.uk;
Green Investment Group, (Ray Stillwell, Pres., (618) 301-0500, email@example.com, www.greeninvgroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy Infrastructure Group , Green Investment Group, Biomass, Waste-to-Energy,
Dear Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment,
"On behalf of the Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), I am writing to inform you that per the terms of the charter the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment (Committee) will expire on August 20, 2017. The Department of Commerce and NOAA appreciate the efforts of the Committee and offer sincere thanks to each of the Committee members for their service."
Yours Truly, Benjamin Friedman, NOAA.
OR, as the Donald would say, "You're Fired!"
The 15 person advisory committee membership included industry, academia, government and nonprofits
The advisory committee offers expertise on such things as climate effects and risk assessment and management.
Advisory committee members were appointed by the NOAA administrator in consultation with the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
(Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , Various Media, 18 Aug., 2017)
Contact: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Benjamin Friedman, (301) 713-1208, www.noaa.gov
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According to Vertimass, BETO's verification paves the way for a demonstration scale of the technology for converting sustainable ethanol into fungible gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel blend stocks and the chemical building blocks benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX). This new Vertimass pathway can enhance use of biomass-derived renewable fuels that lower greenhouse gas emissions and allow ethanol producers to expand their product portfolio. The Vertimass systems can be added to existing ethanol producers' facilities at fractions of the cost of a new facility, according to the company. (Source: Vertimass LLC, 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Vertimass, Charles Wyman, CEO, John Hannon, COO, (949) 417-4307, www.vertimass.com; US DOE BETO, energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vertimass, Biofuel, DOE BETO,
QSTec has an 8,000 metric tpy high quality, solar grade Polysilicon manufacturing facility in the Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC), Qatar that produces polysilicon for use in the world's most efficient solar technologies. The company has installed ground and rooftop PV installations at its RLIC site with a total installed capacity of 1.1 MW.
QSTec is a JV between Qatar Solar, a fully owned subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, and the Qatar Development Bank.
(Source: QSTec, SolarWorld Industries, TradeArabia News Service, 20 Aug., 2017)Contact: SolarWorld AG, Frank Asbeck, CEO, www.solarworld.de/en/home;
Qatar Solar Technologies, www.qstec.com
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The City of Covington is the first city in the state to create the special taxing district as a financing tool and the first to utilize it when it authorized $750,000 in energy-efficiency improvements to the Ivy Knoll Senior Retirement Community.
The River Haus project is being built by Flaherty & Collins Properties and is slated to get underway this fall.
(Source: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, Aug., 2017) Contact: Energize Kentucky, Ohio PACE, Chris Jones , (513) 621-4232, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greatercea.org
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Detials are HERE. (Source: Xcel Energy, 22 Aug., 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy, xcelenergy.com; Tendrill, www.tendrilinc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, Tendril, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
The Whitney's PACE financed improvements include: storm windows for the building's 200-plus windows; LED lighting throughout; energy efficient HVAC equipment; energy efficient kitchen equipment; and a smart phone operated building controls system. The energy efficiency measures are expected to cut the restaurant’s energy cost by almost $24,000 per year. Construction is set to begin this month and could be finished by the year end. (Source: The Whitney, Development News, 22 ug, 2017) Contact: The Whitney, www.thewhitney.com; Petros PACE Finance, (512) 599-9038, www.petros-pace.com; PACE, email@example.com, www.pacenow.org
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The NeighborWorks' HEAT Squad focuses on educating homeowners about energy efficiency; offering low-cost energy audits and same day audit reports; objective advice and guidance regarding recommendations; referrals to trusted, local contractors; access to NWWVT in-house affordable financing; submissions for any applicable rebates; and quality review of each project.
(Source: NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, PR,
August 21, 2017) Contact: NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, (802) 797-8606, www.nwwvt.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Instead of providing immediate funding for organizations and individuals, the project will select and verify innovative solutions and topics that meet the criteria of mitigating climate change and improving livelihoods for rice farmers.
The AgResults Vietnam project is managed by SNV and co-sponsored by the governments of Australia, Canada, the UK and the US, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The AgResults project total funding is approximately $122 million. (Source: Nhan Dan, Various Media, 22 Aug., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, GHGs, Climate Change Mitigation,
On June 19, 30 CGIAR scientists, representing seven CGIAR Centers and six CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), exchanged recent research findings and identified priorities for a future research agenda on soil carbon and climate change. CGIAR's current soil carbon and climate change work includes:
The Inox Group is a diversified conglomerate, operating in industrial gases, chloromethanes, refrigerants, fluoropolymers, multiplexes, wind turbine manufacturing and cryogenic engineering. Inox Wind has a 1600 MW manufacturing capacity with three facilities in India.
As we reported on March 8th, Inox Group announced it was selling its 260 MW operating wind farm assets to Leap Green Energy Pvt. Ltd.
(Source: LiveMint, 21 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corp., www.rosatom.ru/en; Leap Green Energy, www.leapgreenenergy.com; Inox Renewables, +91-120-6149 600,
+91-120-6149 610 - fax,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Inox Renewables, Inox Wind, Wind,
According to the company's website, its renewables portfolio includes wind, hydro and geothermal plants. The company has also purchased the license of an 88-MW wind project in Afyon province, western Turkey. The Afyon-2 plant is expected to generate 255 million kWh of electricity per year, according to the website.
(Source: Guris Holding, Dunya Daily, Other Media, 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Guris Holding, +90 312 438 1150, www.guris.com.tr
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When fully operational later this year, Red Dirt will consist of 100 Nordex AW125/3000 turbines.
Financial close of the transaction is expected when the $420 million project comes online. The project's power will be sold under long-term PPAs with T-Mobile and the Grand River Dam Authority, according to Enel.
(Source: Enel North America, Windpower Monthly, Others, 21 Aug., 2017)Contact: Enel Green Power, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mitsubishi , Allianz, Enel, Wind,
7-Eleven has decreased electricity use in store operations by an estimated 21 pct over the past seven years through installing LED lighting, energy management systems and high-efficiency HVAC units. (Source: Alliance to Save Energy, 7-Eleven, Pr 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Alliance to Save Energy, www.ase.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alliance to Save Energy, Energy Efficiency,
Home Depot will make use of power purchase agreements in leasing roof space and generating solar energy.
It is expected that electricity grid demand at every Home Depot store will be reduced by the solar farms at a level that is estimated to be between 30 pct and 35 pct per year. Previously this year, Home Depot invested in a renewable energy farm in Northeast Texas and has committed to purchasing approximately 50 megawatts per year of wind energy. (Source: Home Depot, TechnoTribune, 19 Aug., 2017) Contact: Home Depot, https://corporate.homedepot.com/contact-us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Home Deport news, Tesla news, Rooftop Solar news, Solar news,
Seven companies had bid for a lease to survey the Alwen Forest site which is also being considered for solar, biomass, hydro and other renewable energy developments. (Source: BBC, 16 August, 2017)
Contact: Innogy Renewables UK, +44 1793 877777, www.innogy.com/web/cms/en/3708678/innogy-renewables-uk
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Currently cement contributes about 8 pct of all global carbon emissions. About 55 pct of the emissions come from the chemical process of limestone calcination, which releases CO2 as a waste product, and is unavoidable with limestone-based cement. Next, 32 pct comes from burning fuel to drive the process and the remaining 13 pct is indirect emissions from electricity used for grinding and moving materials around a plant.
Beyond Zero Emissions is an Australia-based, not-for-profit climate change solutions think-tank founded in 2006.
(Source: Beyond Zero Emissions, The Fifth Estate, Australian, 18 Aug., 20917)
Contact: Beyond Zero Emissions, +61 3 9415 1301, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bze.org.au, http://bze.org.au/rethinking-cement-plan/
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cement Carbon Emissions, , Cement, CO2,