Alkol Biotech adapts plant varieties to grow in colder and drier climates, offering better resistance to pests and diseases, along with higher productivity. The first crop it is developing is EUnergyCane, a sugarcane variety.
BRD is a commercialization partner in Bioforever (BIO-based products from FORestry via Economically Viable European Routes), a consortium of 14 companies in Europe that aims to build a biorefinery to produce products normally sourced from oil. The consortium includes Avantium, Borregaard, Royal DSM, Green Biologics and MetGen. The consortium is addressing several pre-treatment technologies for the production of intermediates, such as cellulose, C5 and C6 sugars, lignin and humins. The consortium aims to create conversion routes from the intermediates to a variety of building blocks and end products, such as carbon binders, butanol, resin acid, enzymes and furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA), and to demonstrate lignocellulosic value chains at pre-industrial scale for some final products.(Source: BRD, PR, Alkol Biotech, Jan., 2018) Contact: Bio Refinery Development BV, Anton Robek, CEO, +31 62 00 16964, email@example.com, www.brdbv.com; Alkol BioTech Ltd., +44 20 3475 8387, www.alkolbiotech.co.uk; Bioforever, www.bioforever.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bio Refinery Development, Biomass, Alkol BioTech, Bioforever, Biomass,
Boundary Dam Integrated
Carbon Capture and
Storage Project in Estevan,
the world's first and largest
project of its kind.
The $1.24 billion government-
industry partnership between the
Government of Canada, Government
of Saskatchewan, SaskPower and
private industry will see the full
integration of a rebuilt coal-fired
generation unit with carbon capture and storage (CCS)
technology into the operation of a
commercial power station, resulting
in low-emission electricity and
CO2 for enhanced
oil recovery operations or storage in
deep saline aquifers.
(Source: SaskPower, Estevan Mercury, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, (306) 242-9222, www.psca.mhps.com; SaskPower, Mike Monea, Pres., CCS Initiatives, Robt. Watson, CEO, Howard Matthews, VP Power Production, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com;
Shell Cansolv, www.shell.com/business-customers/global-solutions/gas-processing-licensing/licensed-technologies/shell-cansolv-gas-absorption-solutions.html; Boundary Dam CCS, www.saskpower.com/wp-content/uploads/clean_coal_information_sheet.pdf
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2, Carbon Emissions, Boundary Dam, SaskPower, Shell Cansolv, CCS,
To date, ADNOC has stored approximately 240,000 metric tons of CO2 collected from Emirates Steel Industries (ESI).
Starting in 2021, the company will increase the utilization of CO2, expecting to reach 250 million standard cubic feet per day by 2027 by capturing additional CO2 from its gas processing plants and injecting it into different onshore oil fields.
In 2016 ADNOC and Masdar together launched the first commercial-scale CCUS facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
(Source: ADNOC, PR, Al-Bawaba, 17 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, www.adnoc.ae; Masdar Institute, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.masdar.ac.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company , CCS, CCUS, CO2, Enhanced Oil Recovery,
The DNV GL certification framework enables verification of conformity with the new ISO standard, ISO 27914:2017 CO2 capture, transportation and geological storage. This standard represents an international consensus on the requirements for the safe and effective storage of CO2 in geological formations.
The DNV GL certification framework provides additional clarity about the requirements an operator should meet and offers a recipe for how to meet them at different points in the lifecycle of a geological storage project, thus improving investor predictability and decreasing both capex and opex risks.
The updated recommended practice for design and operation of CO2 pipelines helps implement the new ISO standard 27913:2017. It is based on new knowledge gained from the CO2PIPETRANS joint industry project, which was completed in 2016, with specific focus on dense phase CO2 model validation, fracture arrest and corrosion. (Source: DNV GL, Port News, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: DNV GL, +49 40 361 490, www.dnvgl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL, CCS, CO2,
The legislature notes that biofuels can help achieve the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative's goal of 100 pct clean energy by 2045, by transitioning away from fossil fuels.
An EU commissioned study found that 80 pct of all biofuel consumed in the EU is food-based biodiesel which on average produces 80 pct more CO2 emissions than petroleum diesel. The study also found Palm oil biodiesel to be three times worse for the climate than fossil diesel. (Source: European Parliament , Transport & Environment, Others, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: European Parliament, www.europarl.europa.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Palm Oil Biofuel, Biodiesel, Biofuel,
The loan recipient, Ryze Renewables Reno, LLC, will use the funds to convert distiller's corn oil from ethanol plants into renewable diesel fuel. The loan will fund a new plant in Nevada that is scheduled to open in Q2, 2019.
(Source: Credit Unions Insight, CU Capital Market Solutions, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: CU Capital Market Solutions, Bill Mullally, Marketing, (678) 960-2905, email@example.com, www.cucapitalmarketsolutions.com; Ryze Renewables Reno, LLC, Ryze Capital Partners, (949) 812-7000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ryzecap.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ryze Renewables Reno, Etrhanol, Corn Oil,
The company says it sees wind and solar shifting, T&D deferral and microgrids as the primary applications for long-duration energy storage. Accordingly, the company is initially targeting wind and solar as well as hybrid systems developers and manufacturers.
Lockheed Martin has prototypes up and running at its Massachusetts facility and is planning a commercial launch of the product in late 2018. (Source: Lockheed Martin Energy, PR, PV Tech, 16 Jan., 2018) Contact: Lockheed Martin Energy, John Battaglini, Dir. Bus. Dev., www.lockheedmartin.com/us/what-we-do/energy.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lockheed Martin Energy, Flow Battery, Energy Storage,
Stored hydropower reportedly accounts for the biggest share of the world's operational electricity storage. Pumped-storage facilities integrate well with irregular renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power as water is stored when excess energy is produced.
(Source: DEWA, PR, Dubai Media Office, 16 Jan., 2018)
Contact: DEWA , Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO, www.dewa.gov.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dubai Electricity and Water Authority , Pumped Energy Storage, Energy Storage,
The CEC also awarded Newport Beach-based First Element Fuel almost $8 million in Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) grants to construct hydrogen fueling stations in Redwood City, Studio City, Beverly Hills, and Mission Hills. (Source: California Energy Commission, Green Car Congress, Others, 18 Jan., 2018)
Contact: First Element Fuel, (949) 205-5553, www.firstelementfuel.com; Crimson Renewable Energy, (661) 617-8600, www.crimsonrenewable.com; California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Energy Commission, Alternative Fuel, Hydrogen,
The ODS process, which has been validated by the US Argonne National Labs, uses liquids in a low pressure and low temperature environment to achieve distillate fuel sulfur levels less than 15 ppm. The ODS process produces a finished fuel ready for use.
APT is now seeking locations and licensing agreements to deploy, scalable, skid-mounted ODS systems that are ideal for smaller refineries and fuel distributors.
(Source: Alternative Petroleum Technologies, Inc., PR, Jan 17, 2018) Contact: Alternative Petroleum Technologies, Neal Patel, Director of Business Dev., email@example.com , (775) 322-4605, Marty Ellery, (414) 322-9437, Marty@mungocreativegroup.com, www.altpetrol.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alternative Fuel,
Organizing the the city's resources to combat climate change is nothing new for Los Angeles, which already has sustainability officers in place. The proposed department would oversee carbon emissions reduction goals, explore funding measures and make mitigating climate change a priority at City Hall.
According to California State University, Los Angeles, professor Stephen LaDochy, "Aaddressing climate change head on will be harder to avoid in the future, as more impacts are felt across the region.
LaDochy added "there is a direct connection between natural disasters and human-made pollution. Rising temperatures, shorter rain seasons and mudslides are all connected to climate change," he said.
(Source: Courthouse News, 17 Jan., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation,
The process, which will be managed by CPL at its plant in Immingham, North Lincolnshire, requires only hours to produce a high-energy, low-carbon biofuel for domestic and industrial uses.
The new £4 million facility, which is expected to begin production this summer, is being co-funded by ERA, a consortium of six Midlands universities and the British Geological Survey (BGS), which has investment from Innovate UK.
(Source: CPL, HPV, Jan., 2018) Contact: CPL, Tim Minnett, CEO, +44 0 1246 277001, www.cplindustries.co.uk;
University of Nottingham, Prof. Colin Snape, Director of Efficient Power from Fossil Energy and Carbon Capture Technologies, +44 115 95 14115, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Innovate UK, Ruth McKernan, CEO, +44 (0) 7766 901150, email@example.com, www.innovateuk.gov.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Biocoal, Innovate UK,
Avengrid's U.S. fleet now includes 3,300 wind turbines across 22 states.
Avangrid is a diversified energy and utility company with approximately $32 billion in assets owns regulated utilities and electricity generation assets through two primary lines of business, Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks incorporates eight electric and natural gas utilities serving approximately 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates over 6 GW of owned and controlled renewable generation capacity, primarily through wind and solar, in 22 states. (Source: Avangrid, PR, Various Media, 14 Jan., 2018) Contact: Avangrid Renewables, Laura Beane , ceo, www.avangridren.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Avangrid Renewables, Iberdrola Renewables, Wind,
AboitizPower, which acquired the biomass plant in July 2016, expected to start
operating and delivering power to the Luzon grid before October 2016.
(Source: AboitizPower, Business World, 16 Jan., 2018) Contact: AboitizPower, +63 2 886-2800 , www.aboitizpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News AboitizPower, Biomass, Aseagas,
Aurora's technology incorporates the measurements of a site's solar potential as part of a standardized "Solar Shade Report" that consolidates all the information solar companies need in making financing, installation and rebate decisions.
Rebate authorities that accept Aurora's remote shading include:
CT Green Bank; New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA); Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund; Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC); New Jersey Clean Energy Fund; City of Roseville Residential Solar Energy Program; Oncor; and the Energy Trust of Oregon.
The US National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has also validated Aurora's shade reports as statistically equivalent to on-site measurements.
(Source: CT Green Bank, Aurora Solar, Solar Power World, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Connecticut Green Bank, Bryan Garcia, Pres., CEO, (860) 563-0015, www.ctcleanenergy.com; Aurora Solar Technologies, Michael Heaven, CEO, Pres., (778) 241-5000, firstname.lastname@example.org , www.aurorasolartech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aurora Solar, Solar, Renewable Energy, CT Green Bank,
The proposed facility will be located near PPCR's existing thermal power plant and will use the existing facilities to connect to the electrical and district heating grids.
PPCR is offering a partner a majority stake in a new subsidiary company that will finance, design, contract, oversee construction and installation, operate, maintain, manage and promote all aspects of the proposed 225,000 metric tpy biomass facility, according to a PPCR press release. PPCR also expects to enter into an agreement with the biomass subsidiary for the procurement of a portion of the biomass fuel.
(Source: PPCR, PR, Biomass Mag., 15 Jan., 2018) Contact: PPCR, +30 211 211 8000, email@example.com, www.ppcr.gr/en/biomassf
More Low-Carbon Energy News PPC Renewables, Biomass,
The report notes that natural gas will continue to be the primary source of power in the region, accounting for 60 pct of installed capacity through 2035, predominantly through increasingly efficient natural gas-fired power plants.
The report adds that solar power is expected to account for around 61GW of capacity by 2035 and that wind power has "significant potential" in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. (Source: Arabian Business, Siemens, Jan., 2018) Contact: Siemens, www.siemens.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens, Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar,
The Krnovo Wind Farm incorporates 26 GE wind turbines and supplies approximately 45,000 households under a 12-year power purchase agreement with the state utility operator.
Akuo Energy SAS develops, finances, builds and operates solar, wind, biomass and hydro power plants and operates in 13 countries. (Source: Akuo Energy,ME Construction News, 14 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Akuo Energy , Eric Scotto, CEO, + 33 1 47 66 09 90, firstname.lastname@example.org; Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, +971 2 810 9238, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, email@example.com, www.masdar.ac.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Masdar, Wind, Akuo Energy,
The Finnish utility will receive "capacity supply" payments of between €180 per MWh and €200 per MWh for a period of 15 years.
(Source: Fortum Oyi, Renewables Now, Others, 15 Jan., 2018) Contact: Fortum Oyj, Vesa Koivisto, Development Manager, +358-50-453-6322, +358 10 4511, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fortum.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortum Oyj, Wind, Russia Wind,
To achieve its goal, the the plan calls for: increased use of renewable energy; district central heating schemes; encouraging the use of combined heat and power; and others.
Of all the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, Turkey has the highest growth rate of energy demand, as per government figures.
The country meets around 26 pct of its total power demand from domestic resources and is mainly dependent on imports.
The government intends to develop 30 pct of its total installed capacity by 2023 to generate 34GW of hydropower, 20GW of wind energy, 5GW of solar energy, 1.5GW of geothermal and 1GW of biomass.
(Source: Daily Sabah, OECD, 12 Jan., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The order is in keeping with the UDD's
Energy Conservation Policy of June 2017.
(Source: Maharashtra Urban Development Department, Outlook, 16 Jan., 2018) Contact:
Maharashtra Urban Development Department, urban.maharashtra.gov.in; Energy Efficiency Services India, Saurabh Kumar , Managing Dir., www.eeslindia.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED LIght, Street Light, EESL, Energy Efficient Lighting,
KE Electrical Services, the contractor, is installing 1,200 LED light fixtures. The $1.6 million project is being financed by the University's Strategic Infrastructure Fund. The upgrade to LEDlighting is expected to deliver savings equivalent to the energy consumed by 93 houses annually.
(Source: Carleton University, Charlatan, 15 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Carleton University, Trevor Stewart, Dir. Capital Renewal and Construction, (613) 520-2600 ext. 3326, email@example.com, www.carleton.ca; KE Electrical Services, (613) 839-0351
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light, Energy Efficient Lighting,
JINERGY follows a technology iteration strategy and has deployed three generations of cutting-edge technology: polycrystalline, Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) monocrystalline and HJT. Among them, HJT is considered to be a bridge for solar cell efficiency to reach 25 pct.
(Source: Jinneng Clean Energy Technology Ltd., PR, Jan., 2018) Contact: Jinneng Clean Energy Technology Ltd., www.jinnengjt.com; International Electrotechnical Commission, www.iec.ch; TUV Rheinland, www.tuv.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Jinneng Clean Energy , Solar, PV Module,
Solaria plans to expand its PowerXT module production from 100 MW to 300 MW per yearby the end of 2018.
In addition to its PowerXT modules Solaria also manufactures building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) architectural glass products. (Source: Solaria, PV Mag., 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Solaria, Suvi Sharma, CEO, (510) 270- 2500, www.PowerXT@solaria.com, PowerView@solaria.com, www.solaria.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solaria, Solar,
As previously reported, Ottawa requires every province to have a system with a minimum $20 per tonne carbon price in place by Jan. 1, 2019, rising by $10 a year until 2022.
(Source: CBC, Various Media, Canadian Press, 15 Jan., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Carbon Tax,
In the new study, Does Replacing Coal with Wood Lower CO2 Emissions? Dynamic Lifecycle Analysis of Wood Bioenergy the researchers -- John Sterman, the Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management at MIT Sloan School of Management;Juliette Rooney-Varga, Director of the UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative; and Lori Siegel, PhD, Senior Modeler for Climate Interactive -- examine the climate impact of replacing coal power generation in the EU and UK with wood pellets sourced from forests in the Southern US..
The researchers found that wood pellets burned in European and UK power plants, such as the Drax facility in North Yorkshire actually emit more CO2 per kilowatt hour than that generated by coal. This is because wood is both less efficient at the point of combustion and has larger processing and supply chain emissions than coal. Their research shows that using wood instead of coal in power generation increases the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, worsening climate change until -- and only if -- the harvested forests regrow.
US forests are a main source for EU wood pellet imports, which have been rising as demand has grown. These forests grow back slowly, so it takes a long time -- 40 years or more -- to repay the initial 'carbon debt' incurred by burning wood instead of coal.
The researchers also explored an increasingly common scenario in which hardwood forests harvested for bioenergy are replaced with faster-growing loblolly pine plantations. Surprisingly, replanting with fast-growing pine plantations worsens the CO2 impact of wood because managed plantations do not sequester as much carbon as natural forests.
The research found that continued growth in wood use, as many predict, will worsen climate change throughout the rest of this century, or longer. This is because the first impact of substituting wood for coal in power generation is an increase in CO2 emissions. For countries using wood bioenergy as a component of their climate policies this could take them backwards. Indeed, bioenergy from wood made up 44 pct of the EU's renewable energy production in 2015.
Critically, the analysis doesn't support continued coal use as it is the most carbon intensive fuel and a major contributor to climate change. The researchers stress energy efficiency, solar, wind and storage as the cheapest, safest, and quickest ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Access the , Does Replacing Coal with Wood Lower CO2 Emissions? Dynamic Lifecycle Analysis of Wood Bioenergy Report HERE.
(Source: MIT Sloan School of Management, Jan., 2018)
Contact: MIT Sloan School of Management, John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, (617) 253-1557,
mitsloan.mit.edu; Climate Interactive, www.climateinteractive.org; UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative, (978) 934-4000, www.uml.edu/Research/Climate-Change
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Woody Biomass, Forest Biomass,
The funding will help BESS deploy an additional 49MW of battery storage capacity onto the national grid by the end of January, bringing its total capacity to 63MW.
in 2017, BESS raised £50 million in an equity investment round led by New York investment firm Tiger Infrastructure Partners.
At that time, BESS had 14MW of batteries installed on the national grid or co-located with solar power plants. By the end of 2018 the company plans to build and operate a portfolio of 100MW of grid scale battery storage assets. (Source: Battery Energy Storage Solutions Ltd., Santander, BusGreen, Jan., 2018) Contact: Battery Energy Storage Solutions Ltd., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bestorage.co.uk; Santander Bank, www.santander.co.uk/uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Santander, Battery, Energy Storage, Battery Energy Storage Solutions,
The trial involves the Tesla Powerpack 2 large-scale battery and is the same modular, scalable technology installed in Tesla's projects in South Australia and Southern California.
The trial will be located at Mercury's R&D facility in South Auckland, which is connected to the national grid and has the capacity to scale battery storage. The project is slated to be underway in August, 2018.
(Source: Mercury NZ, NZ Herald, 15 Jan., 2018) Contact: Mercury NZ, Fraser Whineray, CEO, +64 9 526 8270, www.mercury.co.nz; Tesla Powerpack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla Powerpack, Energy Storage, Battery,
Walmart is also moving aggressively to complete LED and controls retrofits in 100 percent of its distribution centers in the U.S., along with a new initiative to replace all other forms of overhead lighting with LED.
A first-of-its-kind startup, GE Current blends advanced energy technologies like LED and solar with networked sensors and software to make commercial buildings and industrial facilities more energy efficient & productive. (Source: Walmart, PR , 16 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Walmart, Mark Vanderhelm, VP Energy, http://corporate.walmart.com; GE Current, Karen O.Neil, (857) 265-9133, email@example.com, www.currentbyge.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Walmart, Energy Efficiency, LED Lighting,
According to a press release from Idaho Power, Skyway's energy savings totaled 368,472 kWh for an annual savings of $38,282.91
(Source: Idaho Power, Idaho Press Tribune, 15 Jan., 2018)Contact: Idaho Power, www.idahopower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Idaho Power, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Incentive,
Subject to the confirmation of the pathway compliance, all necessary processes to trade the D7 RIN credits will be completed in the first quarter of 2018.
ENVIA's Fischer-Tropsch process creates a drop-in fuel from renewable biogas and pipeline natural gas. For a fuel produced exclusively from renewable feedstock, this equals to RIN values at around $4.0 per gallon .
(Source: Velocys PLC, ENVIVA, Alliance News , 16 Jan., 2018) Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 - Houston Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.velocys.com; ENVIVA Energy, www.envivabiomass.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fischer-Tropsch, ENVIVA, RINs, Velocys PLC, Renewable Fuels,
With the purchase, institutional investors now hold almost 18 pct of Aemetis' stock, according to Zacks.
Aemetis, Inc is an international renewable fuels and biochemicals company focused on the production of fuels and chemicals through the acquisition, development and commercialization of technologies that replace traditional petroleum-based products by conversion of first-generation ethanol and biodiesel plants into biorefineries. (Source: Aemetis,Zacks, 12 Jan., 2017) Contact: Aemetis, Satya Chillara, (408) 213-0939, email@example.com, www.aemetis.com; CIBC Atlantic Trust Inc., www.cibcatlantictrust.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Biofuel, Renewable Fuel, Biochemical, Ethanol, Biodiesel,
A few of the facility's sustainability highlights include:
"The most recent Environment Canada data show that nearly 40 percent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions came from just 563 individual operations, mainly power plants, refineries and cement plants. They should be contributing their fair share towards meeting our commitments to slash GHG and avoid going above 1.5 degrees C global average temperature, as promised in Paris. Instead, those big polluters located in provinces that have refused to create their own carbon tax will have a special rate based on a complex pricing mechanism using energy intensity and an average of industry emissions," said Ms. May.
"With hundreds of millions of dollars a year in federal subsidies still going to the fossil fuel industry - which successive Canadian governments have promised to phase out since 2009 - the Trudeau government is already breaking its promise to Canadians," added Green Party climate critic and meteorologist Richard Zurawski. "The new proposal to give carbon tax breaks to the largest polluters is yet another squandered opportunity to show real leadership in the fight against climate change." (Source: Green Party of Canada, PR, 16 Jan., 2018) Contact: Green Party of Canada, Debra Eindiguer ,
(613) 240-8921, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenparty.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Carbon Tax news, Carbon Tax news, GHGs news,
The U.K. has legally-binding targets known as carbon budgets to set out a plan to gradually reduce pollution. The fourth carbon budget seeks to cut emissions by 51 pct by the middle of the next decade compared with 1990 levels. It's on track to meet its target for 2020.
As previously reported, Germany, Ireland and Belgium probably won't meet their 2020 goals and are likely to exceed their limits.
is allocating £100 million to research carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies.
(Source: Committee on Climate Change, Bloomberg, January 16, 2018)
Contact: Committee on Climate Change, +44 (0) 207 591 6080, www.theccc.org.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Committee on Climate Change, CCS, Carbon Emissions,
Project construction and term financing is being supplied by Morgan Stanley, while long-term tax equity is being provided by BHE Renewables. for the project. The wind farm will incorporate 120, GE 2.5-127 wind turbines as well as long term services.
According to LCE, the company has developed over 1.8GW of renewable projects across California, New Jersey, and Texas since 2011. In 2017, the company installed a total of 503MW of wind energy. (Source: Lincoln Clean Energy, CTBR, 12 Jan., 2018) Contact: Lincoln Clean Energy, Declan Flanagan, CEO, (512) 215-4452, email@example.com, www.lincoln-clean-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lincoln Clean Energy , Wind,
The City Council has instructed to the appropriate city agencies to identify possible actions to help the City reach its goal: accelerating the transition to electric vehicles and alternate transportation; significantly increasing trees and shade in Phoenix; improving energy efficiency of new and existing buildings; and expanding options to purchase clean energy.
Last year the city of 4,574,351 residents committed to reducing GHG emissions by 40 pctby 2025 within its own facilities and operations.
(Source: City of Phoenix, AZBig Media, 10 Jan., 2018) Contact: City of Phoenix, www.coolphoenix.com, www.phoenix.gov/sustainability
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions,
The RSB certification in biofuel feedstock production complements UPM Biofuels' existing sustainability certifications like International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) and RSB certifications for its UPM BioVerno biofuel production.
RSB is one of the European Commission's approved voluntary schemes used to show compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive's sustainability criteria. In addition to EU RED criteria, the sustainability of biofuels is evaluated against 12 principles which have been approved by a wide variety of stakeholders, including NGOs and UN agencies.
(Source: UPM Kymmene Corporation, NASDAQ, PR, 15 Jan., 2018) Contact: RSP, Rolf Hogan, Exec. Dir., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rsb.org; UPM Biofuels Development, Liisa Ranta, Manager Sustainability, +358 40 582 9338, www.upm.com, www.upmbiofuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials news, UPM news, Carinata news, Biofuel news, Biofuel Feedstochk news,
The two developments use LG Chem lithium-ion battery modules and energy management systems from NEC.
The service is expected to save the system operator an estimated £200 million over four years by enabling "ultra-fast system balancing" (Source: VLC Energy, Energyst, CleanEnergy, Others, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: VLC Energy, www.vlcenergy.com; VPI Immingham, +44 1469 565800, www.vitol.com; LG Chem, www.lgchem.com/global/main
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Battery, LG Chem, lithium-ion battery,
The first stage of the proposed five-stage expansion, which is expected to extend landfill's life by 22 years, is expected to be operational by 2027.
The electricity generated will be fed back into the grid. (Source: Sunshine Coast Council, Sunshine Coast Daily, 10 Jan., 2018) Contact: Sunshine Coast Council, www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,
Engie, which has operating wind assets and projects under development in more than 20 countries, also owns and develops onshore wind and solar projects worldwide.totaling 1.77GW of installed capacity, which it aims to grow to around 3GW by 2021.
(Source: Engie, Windpower, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Engie, www.engie.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Engie, Renewable Energy, Green Bond,
Wind energy is reportedly expected to generate more than $85 billion of economic activity in the U.S., including an addition of nearly 50,000 jobs across the wind value chain.
(Source: sPower, Various Media, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: sPower, Ryan Creamer, CEO, Naomi Keller, VP Marketing, (801) 679-3514, nkeller@sPower.com, www.sPower.com; Vestas,
Chris Brown, President United States and Canada, +45 97 30 00 00, www.vestas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News sPower, Vestas, Wind,
Of the approximate 6,100 worldwide companies that report climate-related data to CDP, 607 now claim to use "internal carbon prices" while 782 say they will introduce similar measures within two years. Total annual revenues of these 1,389 carbon-price champions amount to $7 trillion, according to the Economist.
CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international non-profit that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to help manage their environmental impacts. (Source: CDP,Economist, Jan., 2017) Contact: CDP, (212) 378 2086, email@example.com, www.cdp.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News CDP, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Tax, Carbon Pricing,
Although the City's legal strategy has been embraced by several California cities and counties, prior lawsuits seeking to blame companies for their role in causing climate change have generally been unsuccessful. For example, in 2017,
California's Marin County, San Mateo County and the cities of Imperial Beach, San Francisco, Oakland and Santa Cruz took legal action related to climate change on the grounds that the oil companies were "public nuisances" and caused injury to the localities under common law.
(Source: City of New York, Washington Post, 10 Jan., 2018) Contact: Office of New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General, https://ag.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News New York City, Climate Change, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, ExxonMobil,
Vail Resorts is not necessarily seeking projects or PPAs from states where it has operations. State where Vail has no operations, ie Pennsylvania or Nebraska, would qualify.
Many cities and some counties where Vail does business have adopted 100 pct renewable goals, among them South Lake Tahoe, Breckenridge and Park City. The utilities that serve these resorts have also generally agreed to work with the localities to push the clean-energy agenda.
(Source: Vail Resorts, Mountain Town News, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Vail Resorts, Auden Schendler, VP Sustainability, Rob Katz, CEO, (303) 404-1800, www.vailresorts.com
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Air travel mitigation fees will be added to a fund that a fund that will help finance finance university projects that make a measurable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Air travel emissions account for approximately 5 pct of UCLA's greenhouse gas emissions, and have continued to grow during the last several years. UCLA is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, which specifies that each institution decrease its emissions. UCLA's Sustainable Practices Policy also has a sustainable transportation component which includes a guideline regarding business-related air travel greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to a comprehensive carbon neutrality commitment. (Source: UCLA Newsroom, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: UCLA, Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer, www.sustain.ucla.edu/airtravelfund
sustainability.ucr.edu/docs/acupcc-ig.pdf; American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, http://secondnature.org/climate-guidance/the-commitments
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The province's previous Liberal government conceded that the 2020 target would not be met and renewed a target of reducing emissions 80 pct by 2050 while dismissing a 40 pct by 2030 target as recommended by a climate panel it had commissioned.
The present NDP government notes that the 2015 emissions were offset by 1.7 million tonnes of forestry offsets, reducing the emissions to 61.7 million tonnes.
(Source: Various Media, Vancouver Sun, 12 Jan., 2018)
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