Financial and other details of the acquisition have not been released. (Source: Veolia Environnement, Renewables, Others, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Veolia Environnement, www.veolia.com/en; Bakonyi Eromu Zrtthe, +36 88 211 355, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bakonyi.hu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Veolia, Biomass,
"CleanFyre will leverage both Altech's experience and expertise, and CHAR's platform pyrolysis technology, the same technology used to create SulfaCHAR, to create a solution with strong market pull and significant growth opportunity," according to Char Technologies CEO, Andrew White. (Source: Char Technologies, Biomass Mag,, 11 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Char Technologies, Andrew White, CEO, www.sulfachar.com; Altech Technologies Systems, www.altech-group.com/altech-technology-systems-inc
More Low-Carbon Energy News Altech, Biocoal,
The grant funding will enable construction to begin on the biorefinery prototype, which could be operational within 24 months. The prototype will utilize a patented hot water extraction process to separate chemical byproducts from regionally sourced low-grade wood, biomass crops and agricultural residuals. In addition to acting as a training center, the BDCC will focus on forest conservation, industrial development and environmental preservation.
Almost one-quarter of the facility's end product contains marketable sugars and chemicals that can be used as animal feed or turned into ethanol, methanol or acetic acid. The remaining thee-quarters is chipped wood with a superior cellulose quality that can be turned into high-end pellets for home heating, composite lumber, or other products such as biodegradable plastic, cellulosic nano materials, platform bio-chemicals, food additives, advanced technology biomaterials, biofuels and acetic acid.
(Source: SUNY Alfred, Oleans Time Herald, 12 Jan., 2018) Contact: Alfred State Univ.,
SUNY Alfred Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center , (800)425-3733, www.alfredstate.edu; Appalachian Regional Commission, (202) 884-7700, www.arc.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Wood Pellet, Alfred State College, SUNY, Biorefining, Biofuel, Bioplastic, Bioproducts,
The project, which will be the first PACE financed project in Summit County,
will be completed by Columbus-headquartered energy services specialist Plug Smart. The PNC building is owned by Cascade Plaza Associates. (Source: Akron Beacon-Journal, 13 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Plug Smart, (800) 518-5576, www.plugsmart.com; Development Finance Authority of Summit County, (330) 762-4776, www.developmentfinanceauthority.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News PACE, Enewrgy Efficiency, Plug Smart,
Denatured ethanol imports grew by 238 pct over the year to 117,782 mt in 2017, while undenatured ethanol imports slid 6 pct year on year to 143,802 mt in 2017.
In December, South Korea imported 33,922 mt of denatured ethanol, up 5.5 pct from November, primarily from the US with 79 pct, 13 pct from Pakistan and 5 pct from South Africa (5%). For undenatured ethanol, 62 pct of imports came from Australia, 25 pct from Cambodia and 7 pct from Pakistan.
South Korea exported 24,750 mt of ethanol in 2017, up 14 pct year on year, primarily to Japan.
In December, South Korean ethanol exports fell 20.5 pct month on month to 1,612 mt., according to Platts.
(Source: Hellenic News, Platts, Others, Jan., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol,
The Caribbean campus will be centered around two, five-story buildings and having a total floor space of 505,078 square feet and 537,000 square feet, respectively.
The Caribbean campus is slated for US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED gold certification and will focus on energy efficiency and minimizing water usage, including the planting of native, low-water greenery. The office interiors will feature natural daylight, while some degree of solar power and graywater recycling is expected. (Source: Google, USGBC, ProudGreenBuilding, Jan., 2018) Contact: Bjarke Ingels Group, www.big.dk; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Google, Energy Efficiency, LEED Certification, USGBC,
In 2017, the LEED Gold-certified HCC and Global Center signed on as a partner with the Cleveland 2030 District, a movement to create high-performance building districts throughout Greater Cleveland aimed at reducing the environmental impacts of building construction and operations by reducing energy consumption. (Source: HCC, Trade Show News Network, 10 Jan., 2018)Contact: 2030 Districts,
Cleveland 2030 District, www.2030districts.org/cleveland; Huntington Convention Center, (216) 428-1600, www.clevelandconventions.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light, Google, Energy Efficiency, LEED Certification,
The project is slated to be operational this spring. The solar shade structure installation will offset approximately 1,300 metric tpy of carbon dioxide -- equivalent to removing nearly 280 cars from the road for a year.
Borrego Solar and SDCOE are also planning a 106-kilowatt solar project at Camp Cuyamaca.
(Source: San Diego County Office of Education, Borrego Solar, Jan., 2018) Contact: San Diego County Office of Education, (858) 292-3522, www.sdcoe.net; Borrego Solar, Mike Hall, CEO, Dan Berwick, VP Strategy, Business Dev., (888) 898-6273, www.borregosolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Borrego Solar , Solar,
Steidle Building improvements -- which helped secure LEED Silver certification -- include: implementation of energy-efficient systems; structural improvements; extensive use of recycled materials; HVAC
LED lighting with occupancy sensors and ability to self-adjust based on natural light;
double glazed windows; increased interior and exterior wall and roof insulation insulation;
low-flow energy-efficient fume hoods and snorkels; and others.
(Source: Penn State News, Jan., 2018) Contact: USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The cap-and-trade cash is part of the $1.4 billion schools received this fiscal year fora backlog of repairs and other work estimated at $15 billion. (Star: Ontario Ministry of Education, Star, 12 Jan., 2018) Contact: Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter, mitziehunter.onmpp.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Cap-and-Trade, Energy Efficiency,
By 2020, wind is expected to deliver 50 pct of Denmark's electric power with solar and sustainable biomass adding 30 pct, according to according to the Danish Energy Authority.
(Source: danskenergi.de, Plametsave, Jan., 2018)
Contact: danskenergi.de, www.danskenergy.de; Danish Ministry of Energy and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt, Minister, Finn Mortensen, Exec. Dir., +45 2249 6511, email@example.com, https://stateofgreen.com/en/profiles/the-danish-ministry-of-climate-and-energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Denmark Wind,
If passed, the bill would come into force on July 1, 2019 and increase annually by 3.5 pct over inflation. The tax would raise about $1.5 billion over the first two years and an estimated $3.3 billion over the next four years.
Half of the revenue from the tax -- which would be paid by power plants and fuel importers but would ultimately come down on consumers -- would be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as programs to expand opportunities for renewable energy at both homes and utilities, and research of clean energy technology. An additional 35 pct would go into flood management and storm water infrastructure, and would also be used to reduce risks of wildfires.
It's estimated the tax could result in a residential electricity price increase of about 5 percent, a residential gas price increase of about 10 percent; gasoline prices could rise between 6 to 9 percent by 2035, according to policy officials briefing. (Source: Office of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, K5 News, Others, 9 Jan., 2018) Contact: Wash. State Gov. Jay Inslee, (360) 902-4111, www.governor.wa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, Washington State,
The Alliance is committed to working cooperatively with 13 other states to achieve the aims of the Paris Climate Accord and to strengthen existing climate programs, promote the sharing of information, and implement new programs to curb GHG emissions from all sectors of the economy.
New Jersey was a founding member of the
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), but withdrew from RGGI in 2012 during the reign of presidential hopeful Gov. Chris Chritie (R) who, in typical Trump terminology, called the program "gimmicky" and a "failure." The state is now expected to rejoin RGGI.
(Source: NJ Spotlight, Others, Jan., 2018) Contact: U.S. Climate Alliance, www.usclimatealliance.org; RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Climate Alliance, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Paris Climate Agreement, Chris Christie, RGGI,
The nine state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative -- Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont -- over the last decade has been creidted with raising close to $3 billion earmarked for clean-energy and energy efficiency programs and with cutting RGGI state carbon emissions by 30 pct. (Source: RGGI, News Tribune, Others, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI, Energy Efficiency, Energy Eff,
As noted in the report, over 345 private and public sector organizations have committed to improving their energy efficiency across their entire building portfolio by at least 20 pct within a decade.
Download the US DOE Better Buildings Progress Report HERE.
(Source: US DOE, Energy Manager, Various Media., January 9, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Building Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings Challenge,
Eight lower-carbon fuels will be put under closer scrutiny, including renovation/demolition waste, non-recyclable plastic, carpets and textiles, shingles, treated wood products, tire-derived fuels and rubber. These fuels have been successfully used at other Lafarge cement works in Canada and around the world. The research will also measure the environmental aspects of sourcing, processing and full-scale commercial operation of each alternative fuel compared with fossil fuels.
Project funding is being provided by Alberta Innovates, Emissions Reduction Alberta, Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. It includes research by Millenium EMS Solutions Ltd, Geocycle and WSP Global Inc.
(Source: Lafarge Canada, CEMNET, 12 Jan., 2018) Contact: Lafarge Canada, Rob Cumming, Environmental Director , (403) 292-1555, www.lafarge-na.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lafarge news, Low-Carbon Fuel news, Alternative Fuel news, Cement news,
The increase can be partly attributed to lower fuel prices in the US, but also to a decline in the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity. Renewable energy also plays a much stronger role in the country's energy mix. The statistics also show that almost half of all new large-scale energy capacity in 2017 came from renewables. (Source: US EIA, Others, 10 Jan., 2018)
Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News US EIA, Carbon Emissions, CO2, Transportation Emissions,
Highlights of APCC communication include: " Climate change has emerged as the greatest environmental threat facing our (Cape Cod) region's natural resources, economy and human population. Cape Cod communities are already experiencing worsening impacts from sea level rise, coastal erosion and an increase in frequency and severity of coastal storms associated with a changing climate.
"Electrical power plants fired by fossil fuels are responsible for 31 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. -- the single largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the nation. Any effort to effectively reduce the greenhouse gasses that cause climate change must include a substantial reduction in power plant emissions levels. The Clean Power Plan would achieve that objective.
"Issuance of the Clean Power Plan by the EPA in 2015, with its requirement for significant reductions in CO2 pollution emissions from power plants, has been the most important step to date taken by the U.S. to address climate change. Implementation of the CPP would set our nation on the right track toward mitigating climate change and its impacts, and it would secure the U.S.'s position as a responsible global partner in the effort to control CO2 emissions.
"The EPA has a legal requirement under the Clean Air Act -- requirement that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court -- to regulate CO2 as a pollutant that endangers human health. Repeal of the CPP would be in direct conflict with the EPA's charge to protect the nation's environment and the health of its citizens, a responsibility entrusted to the agency since its establishment in 1970." (Source: Association to Preserve Cape Cod, CapeCodToday, 10 Jan., 2018) Contact: Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Andrew Gottlieb, Exec. Dir., (508) 619-3185, www.apcc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Obama Clean Power Plan, EPA, Clean Power Plan, Pruitt,
Fourteen other states, Puerto Rico and the District have joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, committing to uphold the emissions-reduction targets of the Paris climate accord, which the United States signed on to under former president Barack Obama.
Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act requires the state to cut its emissions by 40 pct by 2030, using 2006 levels as a baseline. (Source: WP, 10 Jan., 2018)Contact: U.S. Climate Alliance, www.usclimatealliance.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Climate Alliance, Paris Climate Agreement, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
The U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office has consequently identified the need for technologies to be developed for the efficient use of lignin as a key target for accelerating the growth of the U.S. bioeconomy.
To address this challenge, a team comprising Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee's Center for Renewable Carbon, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the Natural Resource Research Institute, Long Trail Sustainability, and Attis' research and development unit, American Science and Technology Corporation, presented the U.S. Department of Agriculture with a pathway based on Attis' technology to allow biorefineries to compete with petroleum.
That pathway relies on Attis' patented and patent-pending AST-Organosolv process to fractionate biomass into cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, followed by the conversion of cellulose and hemicellulose into biofuel (butanol), and the conversion of lignin into acrylonitrile-butadiene-lignin (ABL Resin) using technology developed and patented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and licensed to Attis.
(Source: Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., PR, Accesswire, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: Meridian Waste Solutions, Jeff Cosman, CEO, (917) 658-7878, Attis, www.MWSinc.com; Attis, www.attisinnovations.com, www.amsnt.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Attis Innovations, lignin Meridian Waste Solutions, MSW, Municipal Solid Wastes, USDA,
The first of its kind in Australia, the Aurora Solar Energy Project will incorporate SolarReserve's solar thermal technology with integrated molten salt energy storage capacity of 1,100 megawatt-hours.
As part of the project, SolarReserve will establish a research partnership with South Australian universities to advance solar thermal research and education in South Australia.
(Source: SolarReserve, PR, 9 Jan., 2018) Contact: SolarReserve,
Mary Grikas, (310) 315-2274
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Together, the facilities process approximately 700,000 tpy of municipal solid waste to generate about 23 megawatts of renewable energy for the state Capitol complex.
(Source: Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority Central Penn Business, Covanta, 8 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, (719) 293-5569, www.lcswma.org; Covanta, Stephen Diaz, VP, (862) 345-5000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.covantaenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Covanta, MSW, Waste-to-Energy,
The Graciosa Hybrid Renewable Power Plant will combine solar and wind generation, together with energy storage using lithium-ion batteries supplied by Leclanche.
GEMS embodies intelligent energy applications that focus on monitoring and operating energy storage power plants and hybrid power plants formed by energy storage, thermal generation, wind and solar.
When fully operational, the system will enable 1 MW of solar and 4.5 MW of wind power to be supplied to the local electricity grid, reducing the islands' reliance on imported fossil fuels and significantly reducing GHG emissions.
(Source: Greensmith Energy, Energy Business Review, 8 Jan., 2018)Contact: Wartsila, Risto Paldanius, Dir. Energy Storage, +358 40 584 2767 email@example.com, www.wartsila.com; Greensmith Energy, John Jung, President and CEO, Mallory Sass, Marketing, (408) 966-5950, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greensmithenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Greensmith Energy, Energy Management, Energy Storage,
Specifically, PSE is donating $350,000 to install solar panels at Northwest Harvest in Kent, Community Action of Skagit County, Island Senior Resources, Salvation Army Bremerton and the Upper Kittitas County Senior Center. All five projects will be installed by June.
According to PSE, the grants will allow each organization to meet at least 10 pct of their load with solar energy. These organizations will receive not only energy savings, but also eight years of renewable energy production incentive payments from the state.
(Source: Puget Sound Energy, Jan., 2018) Contact: Puget Sound Energy, Bob Stolarski, Director Energy Management and Renewables, (425) 454-2000, www.pse.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Puget Sound Energy , Solar,
The project developer, Elmhurst, Illinois-headquartered SynSel Energy, has reportedly closed on funding with a U.S.-based financier and Lost Bowl Development, according the the EDC.
(Source: OEDC, Daily Globe, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: OEDC, Pat Tucker, (906) 884-4185, www.ontonagoncounty.org/county-information/economic-development-corporation; SynSel Energy, Tim Tawoda , CEO, )630) 516-1287, email@example.com, www.synselenergy.org
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The solar park is comprised of four plants utilizing modules from various suppliers, including polycrystalline solar modules from REC, Trina Solar, JA Solar, Astronergy and Talesun, as well as string inverters from Huawei.
(Source: BayWa re Solar Projects GmbH, PR, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: BayWa re Solar Projects GmbH., Jam Attari, CEO, +49 (89) 383932 131, www.baywa-re.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa re, Solar, REC, Trina Solar, JA Solar, Astronergy and Talesun, ,
The new platform allows developers to add more solar panels without the cost of changing their interconnection, improves plant stability by smoothing and limiting the ramping of solar output, and in many areas, simplifies the interconnection process for combined solar and storage facilities.
To date, Fluence has deployed or been awarded 56 projects with a total capacity of 485 MW in 15 countries.
(Source: Fluence Energy, PR, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Fluence Energy,
Stephen Coughlin, Pres., CEO, (571) 274-9404, www.fluenceenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fluence Energy, Solar, Energy Storage,
The program is supported with $5 million allocated by the Ohio General Assembly from the Alternative Fuel Transportation Fund of the Ohio Developmental Services Agency. The limit on the total grant award to applicants seeking to replace or convert multiple vehicles is $400,000.
Download grant information HERE. (Source: Ohio EPA,PR, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Ohio EPA, http://epa.ohio.gov/oee/EnvironmentalEducation.aspx
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alternative Fuels, CNG, LNG, Propane, Butane,
Located on the Texas Gulf Coast in San Patricio County, the Midway Wind project will incorporate 47 Siemens Gamesa G132 turbines for a total project capacity of 162.9MW. The project is expected to be commissioned and operational in Dec, 2018. Details of the deal have not been disclosed.
Sammons Renewable Energy invests in and develops renewable energy projects in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The company identifies solar, wind and hydro related development opportunities over a minimum threshold of $40 million in value. Sammons Renewable Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sammons Infrastructure, a Sammons Enterprises, Inc. company.
(Source: Sammons Enterprises Inc., PR, 9 Jan., 2018) Contact: Sammons Enterprises, Christine Anderson, (214) 210-5064, firstname.lastname@example.org; Apex Clean Energy, www.apexcleanenergy.com
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Construction is currently underway for an expected commissioning and startup in Q4, of this year.
(Source: Invenergy, Windpower Const., 9 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
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The program is for all long-term MEAN participants with a maximum of $2,500 per customer or owner. (Source: Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, PR, Des Moines Reg., , 12 Jan., 2018) Contact: Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, nmppenergy.org/mean/LED-lighting-program, www.nmppenergy.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficient Light news, Energy Efficiency Incentive news,
China, the world's largest GHG emitter, pledged to slash carbon dioxide produced per unit of GDP growth by 18 pct over 2016-2020 and to cap total energy consumption at 5 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent by the end of the decade.
The remote western regions of Tibet and Qinghai, the rural southwestern region of Guangxi and the northeast rust-belt province of Liaoning all their targets, according to a China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) release.
(Source: Indian Express, Reuters, NASDAQ, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, China National Development and Reform Commission ,
The utility will also complete the following additional solar plants this March:
Barefoot Bay Solar Energy Center, Brevard County; Blue Cypress Solar Energy Center, Indian River ; Hammock Solar Energy Center, Hendry County; and the FPL Loggerhead Solar Energy Center in St. Lucie County .
At 74.5 MW each, these solar plants -- which incorporate approximately 2.6 million solar panels -- total nearly 600 MW of new capacity.
Statewide, FPL has installed over 3.5 million new solar panels in less than two years. By 2023, FPL expects to grow this to more than 10 million solar panels. (Source: FP&L, PR, Jan., 2018) Contact: FP&L, www.fpl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Florida Power & Light, Solar,
Using CarbonCure technology, Thomas Concrete recycles waste CO2 into concrete to increase its environmental, material, and economic performance. Converting CO2 permanently into a solid mineral within the concrete improves concretes compressive strength and reduces its carbon footprint. (Source: CarbonCure, Thomas Concrete Inc. , 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: Thomas Concrete Inc., www.thomasconcrete.com; CarbonCure Technologies, Robert Viven, CEO, (902) 442-4020, email@example.com, www.carboncure.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CarbonCure, Concrete ,
"The increase in greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere are having an effect. Our ability to predict that effect is very limited." -- US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson
"I would not agree that [carbon dioxide] is a primary driver to the global warming that we see." -- US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
When asked whether carbon dioxide is the main driver of climate change: "No. Most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in." (Climate change is) "one contrived phony mess." -- US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry
"We don't know definitively, in my opinion, what is causing climate change." -- US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
"An invisible, harmless trace gas in the Earth's atmosphere, CO2 is a plant food." -- Kathleen Hartnett White, Trump Nominee to lead the Council on Environmental Quality
"I'm still open-minded. Nobody really knows. Look, I'm somebody that gets it, and nobody really knows. It's not something that's so hard and fast. I do know this: Other countries are eating our lunch." -- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump discussing climate change.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Donald Trump,
From 2009 to 2013, Pasadena cut GHG emissions by 9 pct from 2.05 million metric tons of CO2 to 1.9 million. Most of the reduction was the result of decreased gasoline consumption and use of more efficient electric appliances. Even so, the city's GHG emissions rose by 64 pct.
Access the City of Pasadena/Draft Pasadena Climate Action Plan HERE. (Source: City of Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley Tribune,
7 Jan., 2018) Contact: City of Pasadena, ww5.cityofpasadena.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,
Vidaris, Inc. is a leading energy efficiency, building envelope and engineering specialist. C2G specializes in corporate and government construction-related litigation and dispute resolution, construction advisory and related services. C2G currently operates throughout the United States and internationally, with primary offices in Southern California and Atlanta.
(Source: Vidaris, PR, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: Vidaris, Marc Weissbach, CEO, Michelle Maxwell, (212) 689-5389X168, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vidaris.com; C2G, www.c2gi.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vidaris, Energy Efficiency, C2G International ,
TAMKO's Elite Glass-Seal® 3-Tab asphalt shingles are ENERGY STAR® qualified for their ability to reflect a portion of the sun's rays, potentially lowering the amount of energy needed to cool a home. The products are also rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC).
. According to ENERGY STAR, the roof products they certify reflect more of the sun's rays and lower roof surface temperature by up to 50 degrees F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building and help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and may reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15 pct.
The Cool Roof Rating Council is a non-profit educational organization that implements and communicates accurate radiative energy performance rating systems for roof surfaces, supports research, and serves as an educational resource for information on roofing.
(Source: TAMKO Building Products, PR, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: TAMKO, Ron Cook, (800) 641-4691 ext. 2245, www.tamko.com; Cool Roof Rating Council, www.coolroofs.org; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, ENERGY STAR,
Working with local industry partners Sasol UK and Ingenza Ltd, the University researchers developed a process that enables the E. coli bacterium to act as a very efficient carbon capture device. When the bacteria containing the FHL enzyme are placed under pressurized CO2 and hydrogen gas mixtures -- up to 10 atmospheres of pressure -- a 100 pct conversion of the CO2 to formic acid is observed. The reaction happens over a few hours and at ambient temperatures. The "microbial cell factory" could be used to mop up CO2 from many types of industry.
Not only capturing CO2 but storing or recycling it is a major issue. There are millions of tonnes of CO2 being pumped into the atmosphere every year. For the UK alone, the net emission of C02 in 2015 was 404 million tonnes. There is a significant question of where can we put it all even if we capture it, with current suggestions including pumping it underground in to empty oil and gas fields, according to the researchers release.
(Source: University of Dundee, Public PR, 8 Jan., 2018)
Contact: University of Dundee, Professor Frank Sargent, www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/people/frank-sargent; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, www.bbsrc.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2, Carbon Capture, Carbon Storage, Carbon Recycling,
Germany is widely expected to miss its 2020 emissions target due in part to a booming economy and increased immigration.
(Source: swissinfo.ch, 8 Jan., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, CO2,
The project includes construction of a 204.4MW wind farm with Siemens-Gamesa wind turbines and a 20MW/34MWh lithium-ion battery provided by Tesla in Stawell, Victoria region.
Neoen is active internationally in the biomass, solar, wind and energy storage sectors.
(Source: Neoen, BrinkWire, EcoGeneration, 8th January, 2018) Contact: Neoen S.A.S., +33 805 160 022, www.neoen.com/en
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Shell notes it will continue investing in major offshore wind projects by arranging the highest-risk financing phase then disposing of some or all of its stake once funding has been arranged and sufficient PPAs in place for the energy produced.
(Source: Shell, Reuters, 8 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Partners Group Holding AG, www.partnersgroup.com; Eneco Group, www.enecogroup.com; Shell US, (713 )241-6161, www.shell.us
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The $180 million wave energy station near the capital city of Accra, will generate up to 150 MW and serve as many as 10,000 households. The project will be completed in stages over the course of three years, with an initial phase beginning at 10 MW.
Yam Pro's technology utilizes wave energy to turn hydraulic pressure into electricity. The energy is transferred onshore using biodegradable hydraulic fluid. (Source: YamPro Energy, PR, Isreal21c, Jan., 2018) Contact: YamPro Energy, Zeev Peretz, Laser Rothshtein, 972-73-791-3604, http://yamproenergy.com; Shapoorji Pallonji Group, www.shapoorjipallonji.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Yam Pro Energy, Wave Energy, Tidal Energy,
The solution works by moving mass to or from the center of rotation by which the output power can be maintained with less wind and thus be optimized to reduce fluctuations on the electric grid.(Source: SeaTwirl, offshoreWIND.biz, Jan., 2018) Contact: SeaTwirl, Gabriel Strängberg, CEO, https://seatwirl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Flywheel, Floating Wind, SeaTwirl , Wind, Offshore Wind,
Mirova-Eurofideme 3 invests in renewable energies, sustainable equities and green bonds for institutional players. General Electric is a global company active in the investment market in the energy sector, and in the production and maintenance of hydroelectric, wind and solar power generators.
In approving the acquisition, the EC concluded that the proposed concentration did not raise competition concerns because of its limited impact on the market. (Source: Mirova-Eurofideme, GE, New Europe Online, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: Mirova-Eurofideme, www.mirova.com; GE Europe, Yves Rannous, CEO, GE Renewable Energy , +32 2 235 6855, www.ge.com/europe
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The task force, which is charged with examining the feasibility of transporting methanol to India and converting it into olefins, parafins and other chemicals, is expected ro submit areport within 60 days.
The task force is under the joint chairmanship of the federal ministries of Coal and Steel. Coal India Chairman Gopal Singh, BHEL CMD Atul Sobti, SAIL Chairman P K Singh, JSW Steel Chairman and Managing Director Sajjan Jindal, Essar Steel Chairman Shashi Ruia and NMDC CMD Baijendra Kumar, and others are members of the task force.
The two energy efficiency project include: an LED lighting system of about 3,800 new high performance lighting points that is expected to save more than 1.1 GWh/year on behalf of a cement factory in Sicily. The sale price was €480,000. The second project, an historic building energy efficiency renovation, includes new insulation, windows replacement, installation of an air conditioning system, a new LED lighting system, an access control system and Building Management System (BMS0, sold for &eur;1.7 million.
TerniEnergia was established in September 2005 as part of Italeaf Group, is the first Italian smart energy company committed to worldwide integrated and sustainable energy solutions. TerniEnergia, also through its subsidiaries -- Softeco Sismat, Selesoft Consulting, Greenled Industry,GreenAsm, Wisave, Ant Energy -- is active in smart grid, renewable energy, energy efficiency, distributed power generation and carbon emissions reduction projects.(Source: ITALEAF SpA, Website PR, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: ITALEAF, Filippo Calisti
email@example.com, www.italeaf.com; TerniEnergia, www.ternienergia.com; Genera SpA, +39 0744 742310 - 0744 1921760, , www.generaspa.it
More Low-Carbon Energy News TerniEnergia, LED Light, Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency,