A rotating-based floating solar power station combines a floating structure with ground-based solar energy generation technology which, due to its ability to track the sun's movement, could generate 10 to 20 pct more electricity than a "fixed" installation.
(Source: Hanwha Q Cells Co., Maeil Business News Korea 21 July, 2017)Contact: Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hanwha Q Cells , Solar, Solar Farm,
The Centre will investigate and develop the use of tidal power at ocean energy at sites in Strangford Lough and the North Antrim Coast in Western Scotland.
Matching funds for the project were provided by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation and the Department of Economy in Northern Ireland.
Scotland's University of Highlands and Islands, the Letterkenny Institute of Technology, and the Agricultural Food and Biosciences Institute are participating in the project. (Source: Queens University, Power Technology, Others, 25 July, 2017)
Contact: Queen's University, Belfast, www.qub.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tidal Energy, Wave Energy,
According to Statoil, the new wind farm will be the first of many in waters too deep to anchor conventional wind turbines on the seabed.
Instead, the turbine tower is mounted on a huge, weighted tube that floats 78 meters deep in the sea and held in place by underwater mooring lines.
The 12,000 tonne, 253 meter-high towers were built in Spain and assembled at Stord in Norway.
The Hywind project costs £190 million ($337 million) and was subsidised by the British government. (Source: Statoil, BBC, Strait Times, Others, 25 July, 2017)Contact: Statoil, Irene Rummelhoff, Exec VP New Energy Ventures, Stephen Bull, Snr, VP, Offshore Wind, Leif Delp, Hywind Project Dir., +47 51 99 00 00, www.statoil.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Statoil, Floating Offshore Wind, Wind,
Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Munchen (SWM) are reporting inauguration and commissioning of the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt in the German Bight. The 72-turbine Sandbank project is Vattenfall and SWM's second joint project and will generate sufficient power for as many as 4000,000 German homes. p>
The investment costs for the Sandbank offshore wind farm are around . Vattenfall holds a 51 pct stake in the €1.2 billion Sandbank Offshore project while Stadtwerke Munchen retains the balance. (Source: Vattenfall, PR, 23 July, 2017) Contact: Vattenfall, Gunnar Groebler, Senior VP Wind, +46 (0) 8 739 50 10, www.vattenfall.com;
Stadtwerke Munchen GmbH, www.swm.de/english.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall, Offshore Wind, Wind,
Agrisoma Biosciences created Carinata oilseed specifically for sustainable low-carbon aviation biofuel production and for the production of nutritious protein for animal feed.
(Source: Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., PR, 24 July, 2017)
Contact: UPM Biofuels, +358 45 265 1345, www.upm.com; Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., Steve Fabijanski, CEO, www.agrisoma.com, www.growcarinata.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Agrisoma Biosciences, Carinata, UPM,
Praj to adapt GEVO's isobutanol technology to using non-corn based sugars and lignocellulose feedstocks. The aim is to develop a process design package that will be offered for commercialization to cane juice and molasses-based ethanol plants, as licensees of GEVO's isobutanol technology. Licensing is expected to be focused on Praj plants located in India, South America and South East Asia.
Praj is working to adapt GEVO's technology to Praj's second-generation bio-refineries, enabling the production of isobutanol from lignocellulosic biomass.
Gevo is expected to be the primary off-taker, marketer and initial distributor for isobutanol produced from the plants built by Praj that use Gevo's isobutanol technology. (Source: Praj, GEVO, Others, Biofuels Int'l, 25 July, 2017)Contact: GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gevo.com; Praj Industries Ltd., +91 20 7180 2000 / 2294 1000, email@example.com, www.praj.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Gevo, Praj, Isobutanol,
Origin pioneered the development of bio-based chemicals, which can be processed into many products for application in global markets worth over $200-billion.
AECI and its investment will assist Origin and its partners in developing and industrializing its process for producing at least 95 pct bio-based polyethylene terepthalate plastic bottles at commercial scale as early as 2020.
(Source: AECI, Engineering News, 24 July, 2017) Contact: Origin Materials , John Bissell, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.originmaterials.com; AECI, Mark Dytor, CEO, +27 (0) 11 806 8700, email@example.com, www.aeci.co.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioplastic, AECI, Biochemical, Bioproduct, Origin Materials,
Haizea Wind is controlled by TecnoAranda, a Spanish wind tower manufacturer with a 400 tower per year manufacturing plant in the province of Burgos.
(Source: Port of Bilbao, Port Technology, 18 July, 2017) Contact: Port of Bilbao, www.bilbaoport.eus; Haizea Wind, TecnoAranda,
+34 947 280 000 / Fax. +34 947 280 050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tecnoaranda.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Offshore Wind, Wind Towers,
The two firms are set to develop an area off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, that reportedly has the potential for 2 gigawatts (GW) or more of capacity. The partners have deployed three meteorological buoys to measure wave and wind speeds, as well as wave direction and currents.
The two floating light and detection ranging buoys (FLIDARs) buoys and the single metocean/current buoy will be deployed for two years to gather additional project data.
(Source: BOEM, Eversource, CleanTewchnica, 21 July, 2017) Contact: BOEM, (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov; DONG Energy, Thomas Brostrøm, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com; Eversource Energy, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, BOEM, DONG Energy, Eversource,
As we reported on 26 June,
Innogy opened the 90-MW Innogy Zuidwester wind farm along the shore of the IJsselmeer lake as part of the 86-turbine, 430-MW Noordoostpolder wind power project.
(Source: Innogy Windpower, Others, CTBR, 18 July, 2017)
Contact: Noorderzijlvest, +31 50 304 8911, www.noorderzijlvest.nl; Innogy Wind, Jan Boorsma, Innogy Windpower Netherlands, +49 (0) 201 122-2088, www.rwe.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Innogy Wind, Innogy, Wind,
"I am not a climate change denier. I have said publicly that I don't know the answer. I am for clean air and clean water." -- Anthony Scaramucci, New White House Communications Director, March 11, 2016
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change news,
The project, with Oxfordshire-based CCm Research, is being undertaken at Viridor's anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at Walpol. The plant treats household food waste and with the intent to add value and create new markets for the readily available waste resource."
According to Viridor, CCm Research's technology reduces carbon intensity and utilizing waste streams in the manufacture of compound fertilizer. The trial follows a successful initial project conducted over two years at Viridor's Ardley landfill site.
(Source: Viridor, Air Quality News, 24 July, 2017) Contact: Viridor, www.viridor.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion, Landfill Gas, Methane,
New and modified requirements include:
solar-ready roofs and conduits;
reduction of trade-offs between building bnvelope and heating systems for energy efficiency compliance
requirement of heat or energy recovery units in all buildings;
encouraging "greywater" reuse systems;
continuous insulation requirements; energy-efficient windows and sliding doors requirements; air leakage testing and air tightness requirements, and others. (Source: Ministry of Municipal Affairs , Globe, Miller Thompson LLP, Lexolocy, 20 July, 2017)
Contact: Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs, (416) 585-7041, www.mah.gov.on.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero, Energy Efficiency, Building Code, Ontario Building Code,
Key additions and energy efficiency improvements include: new wall and roof insulation, thermal windows, aluminum exterior panels and sun shades, a "cool" white roof to reduce heat gain; high efficiency HVAC and new LED lighting; rooftop solar array and wind turbine capable of providing 15 pct of the building's annual energy needs; improved ventilation; energy recovery; heat pump; and others. The combination of systems makes the building 51 pct more efficient than a comparable baseline building. (Source: Burns & McDonnell, PR, 20 July, 2017)Contact: Burns & McDonnell, www.burnsmcd.com; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, USGBC,
REGI took sole ownership of the Emden biorefinery in January after its initial majority investment in the former Petrotec AG in December, 2016. (Source: REGI, Business Record, 20 July, 2017)
July 20, 2017) Contact: REGI, Randy Howard, CEO, Pres, Anthony Hulen, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Jean Scemama, VP REG Energy Europe, (703) 822-1972, email@example.com, www.regi.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Group, Ethanol, REGI,
The federal government funding is aimed at further developing bioenergy crops crops that can be converted into biofuels, lubricants and other products more efficiently.
Researchers are hoping to treat the bioenergy crops themselves as factories, coming up with ways to get them to grow desired products internally, such as oils or triglycerides, rather than being turned into high-value end products later. For example, field grasses have attracted researchers' attention because they come back year after year and are efficient plants. (Source: Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Crains, 20 July, 2017) Contact: Univ. of Illinois Center for Advanced Bioenergy & Bioproducts Innovation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vijay Singh, Director, email@example.com;
Brian Jacobson, Pilot Plant Systems Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org;
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The company has received $32,400 as the first in a series of 3 planned energy efficiency incentive payments from Idaho Power. (Source: Baker & Murakami Produce Co., The Packer, 19 July, 2017) Contact: Idaho Power,
Baker & Murakami Produce, Idaho Power, www.idahopower.com;
More Low-Carbon Energy News Idaho Power , Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebate,
The bill would establish and implement a comprehensive plan to ramp up renewable energy, energy efficiency, and the electrification of transportation and heating, while halting the development of fossil fuel infrastructure.
Commenting on its proposal, Environment America's energy program director Rob Sargent said: "The reality is inescapable: fossil fuels pollute our air, water and land, threatening our health and changing our climate even faster than scientists predicted. But we can have healthier communities today and a livable future for our kids. In order to do that, we need to transform how we produce and consume energy. That starts with a commitment to move toward 100 percent clean, renewable energy. The 100 by 50 bill puts forward the right goal. Clean energy is on the rise, its costs are declining. Given the environmental benefits, it should be the go-to energy option for business, utilities, government and households across the country."
Environment America is a federation of liberal U.S. state-based environmental advocacy organizations. The organization researches and advocates for environmental policies through lobbying and the mobilization of public support. (Source: Environment America, PR, 19 July, 2017) Contact: Environment America, (202) 683-1250, www.environmentamerica.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Environment America, Renewable Energy,
EWE Gasspeicher presently uses caverns for natural-gas storage and is looking to bring the novel redox flow "brine4power" (b4p)technology to market by 2023.
The project will be based on a process developed at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Thuringia, which employs electrolytes based on recyclable polymers dissolved in salt water.
Following testing, EWE is planning a second aboveground prototype of up to 500 kilowatts and 2.5 megawatt-hours.
(Source: EWE, EWE GasspeicherPR, gtm, 20 July, 2017)
Contact: EWE Gasspeicher GmbH, +49 441 350100, www.ewe-gasspeicher.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, redox flow battery, Battery,
According to the report, energy crops should only be cultivated on marginal land which is unsuitable for food production or housing, or has been degraded through deforestation.
The report also calls for a renewed focus on converting waste cooking oil, municipal solid waste, whisky production dregs and others into second generation biofuels.
On the downside, limiting bioenergy crop production could cause new problems. Vivergo Fuels, which converts 1.1 million tpy of feed-grade wheat into bioethanol, has previously said it could face closure if crop-based biofuels in petrol were to be restricted.
UK National Farmers Union (NFU) NFU combinable crops chairman Mike Hambly says: "This report clearly demonstrates the need for biofuels and we are pleased to see the RAENG recognise the role UK agriculture has to play in this.
The report focuses heavily on the benefits of second generation biofuels -- something the NFU has long supported -- but we caution investment into this next step will only be secured on the back of first generation fuels and the Government must recognise this in future policy making."
(Source: NFU, Royal Academy of Engineering, FG Insight, 28 July, 2017) Contact: NFU,www.nfuonline.com; Royal Academy of Engineering, www.raeng.org.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy Crop,
The ordinance, which comes into force Sept. 18, requires
175 square-feet of solar panels per 1,000 square feet of roof. (Source: City of South Miami, AP, Various Media,21 July, 2017) Contact: City of South Miami, (305) 663-6338, www.southmiamifl.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Rooftop Solar ,
The Governor said "Despite what's going on in Washington, I am committed to doing our part." (Source: NECN, 20 July, 2017) Contact: Vermont Governor Phil Scott, governor.vermont.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, GHGs, Paris Climate Agreement, Climate CHange,
Pittsburgh residents are able to purchase Vivint Solar's energy systems through monthly installments or purchase them outright. The company operates in 20 US states and has installed over 100,000 solar systems.
Vivint Solar recently expanded into Virginia, as well as Vermont. (Source: Vivint Solar, 20 July, 2017) Contact: Vivint Solar, Vivint Solar, David Bywater, CEO, Rob Kain, VP Inv. Relations, (801) 229-6460, email@example.com, www.vivintsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vivint Solar, Solar,
The legal actions claim the companies have deliberately sown misinformation and doubt on climate change and are at least partially responsible for related damages such as shoreline erosion. According to the City of Imperial Beach suit, "Defendants ... have known for nearly a half century that unrestricted production and use of their fossil fuel products create greenhouse gas pollution that warms the planet and changes our climate."
The lawsuits draw on legal precedents used against tobacco companies, which reached a U.S. settlement of $368.5 billion in 1998.
The claims allege the defendants are collectively responsible for 20 pct of total CO2 emissions between 1965 and 2015.
(Source: Canadian Press, Chronicle Herald, Various Others, 20 July, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Encana, Climate Change,
The new entity is framed by various UN initiatives and projects, including the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the IMO Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) Project. The initiative aims to reduce the barriers to the uptake of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly transportation energy systems that already exist. Often time the technology creates considerable environmental damage and cost reductions, although they come with upfront capital costs.
According to a statement from Ricardo following the launch of the GIA, the GIA partners will work together to address key barriers to transitioning maritime shipping towards a low carbon maritime future, focusing on a number of priority areas including energy efficiency technologies and operational best practices, and alternative fuels. (Source: Ricardo, Consultancy.UK, 24 July, 2017)Contact: Ricardo, Ricardo-AEA, Robert Bell, Managing Director, +44 (0)1273 455611,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ricardo, Maritime Emissions, Shipping Emissions,
"E15 is a federally approved fuel for all cars made since 2001. It boosts octane, saves consumers up to 10 cents per gallon, and improves the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and displacing toxic additives in gasoline. Consumers have recently surpassed 1 billion miles driven on the fuel, and it is now available at more than 900 retail sites across 29 states. Drivers are demanding E15, and more retailers are offering it every day.
"However, due to an outdated regulation that hasn’t been updated since 1990, gas stations are forced to restrict their sales to flex-fuel vehicles only, or remove it from sale altogether between June 1 and Sept. 15. That means that when gas prices are at their peak, consumers are denied the choice of an affordable, cleaner option for their cars.
"A vote against this bill is a vote against consumers -- it's saying that you don't trust consumers to make their own choices at the pump. In fact, Growth Energy released a survey showing that U.S. small engine owners are pleased with the performance of their fuel and find it easy to pick the best option, including regular unleaded blends of 10 pct ethanol (E10).
"This legislation is a common-sense fix that has bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. We applaud the bill's champions in the Senate for keeping the focus where it needs to be -- ensuring year-round consumer savings at the pump." (Source: Growth Energy Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, CEO, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Growth Energy, RFS, Ethanol, Ethanol Blend,
The plan roughly outlines a series of mitigation measures and actions ranging from national transportation electrification, lower speed limits, decreased parking spaces to discourage drivers and encourage the use of public transit, to increasing the country's forestry cover from 11 pct to 18 pct by 2050, all of which would contribute to a lowering of carbon emissions.
The immediate challenge is to prepare for the EU targets that Ireland will take on for 2030. The plan, in its current form, offers few details.
(Source: The Planner, July, 2017) Contact: Ireland Environment and Climate Action Ministry, +353 1 678 2000, www.dccae.gov.ie
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change Mitigation, Decarbonization ,
Earlier this year, Suzlon Energy had entered into the solar energy market by winning rights to build solar projects with a combined capacity of 210MW in the Indian state of Telangana, as per a report in The Hindu.
Last month, Suzlon Energy entered into a joint venture with CLP India for a 100MW solar project in Telangana at Veltoor which is a part of the 210MW portfolio. (Source: Suzlon, CTBR, 18 JUly, 2017)
Under the terms of the contract, Vesta will deliver and install the turbines beginning in Q1, 2018 for commissioning in Q3, 2018.
Elecnor will build the wind farm under a $89.1-million turnkey contract from Spanish utility Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina SA (EGE Haina). (Source: Vestas, Various Media, 20 July, 2017) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com;
Elecnor SA, www.elecnor.es/en
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The approval is subject to a number of conditions, one being the restoration of the land to its original state after 25 years.
The developer must also ensure that the solar farm's disruption to the ecological footprint of the farmland is minimal, and the formation of a biodiversity management plan that will allow for sheep grazing, wildflower seeding and the planting of new trees and hedgerows at the site.
(Source: Hive Energy, PV Mag, 19 July, 2017)
Contact: Hive Energy, Giles Redpath, +44 1794 324343, www.hiveenergy.co.uk
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"It was a model of how to finesse controversial bills through a Legislature. And it stood in stark contrast to the bumbling we've been watching in the White House and Congress, most notably the failed, humiliating efforts on healthcare.
"The merits of Brown's (climate change - carbon emissions) cap-and-trade legislation are not the point here. Many Republican conservatives complain that it's just another tax hike on consumers. Democratic liberals grouse about a giveaway to big oil. Supporters -- the vast majority of legislators -- proudly proclaim that California is showing the world how to save the planet." -- George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 20 July, 2017)
LCS Energy, an energy efficiency and reduction services specialist, working with Smartcool engineers, installed Mitsubishi heat pumps at the Merdeces-Benz dealership site site via an OEM control card without downtime. Smartcool engineers then installed device level sub- metering to measure energy consumption through a web portal. The data showed continued savings in excess of 30 pct.
Contact: SmartCool, James Martin, Bus. Dev, , (604) 904-8632, www.smartcool.net, www.smartcooleco3.com
LCS Energy, +44 (0) 1480 470064, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lcsenergy.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Smartcool Systems , Energy Efficieny, Energy Management,
By leveraging the cloud-based energyOrbit platform allows seamless access to multiple parties or outside sources to submit their data electronically, all in one place. The energyOrbit platform is suitable for both small and large energy efficiency programs and can be scaled up to service substantial program growth and expansion.
By engaging with energyOrbit, similar utilities have achieved improved efficiency and DSM operational savings by as much as 75 pct. Powered on the Salesforce platform, the energyOrbit customer engagement solution is designed to provide an integrated user experience to streamline energy audits and free up administrator workloads, resulting in greater administrative focus on program strategy and implementation.
(Source: energyOrbit, PR, 18 July, 2017)
Contact: EnergyOrbit, Udi Merhav, CEO, www.energyorbit.com, Twitter(@energyOrbit; PNM, Pat Vincent-Collawn, Pres., (505) 241-4548, www.pnmenergyefficiency.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News PNM, Energy Efficiency Rebate, Energy Management,
The EIB commits at least 25 pct of its lending portfolio to low-carbon and climate-resilient growth around the world, and in 2016 provided €16.9 billion to support environmental projects. Further, on climate action, the EIB exceeded its lending target for the seventh year in a row, providing €19 billion.
(Source: EIB, July, 2017) Contact: EIB, www.eib.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank ,
The EIB commits at least 25 pct of its lending portfolio to low-carbon and climate-resilient growth around the world, and in 2016 provided €16.9 billion to support environmental projects. Further, on climate action, the EIB exceeded its lending target for the seventh year in a row, providing €19 billion.
(Source: EIB, 18 July, 2017) Contact: EIB, www.eib.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News EIB, Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation,
Established in 2007 by the DOE Office of Science Biological and Environmental Research program, GLBRC is based at the UW--Madison's Wisconsin Energy Institute and includes a major partnership with Michigan State University (MSU). The cross-disciplinary center draws on the expertise of biologists, chemists, engineers and economists, and employs over 400 researchers.
Over 10-years, GLBRC's academic and industrial partnerships have yielded more than 1,000 scientific publications, 160 patent applications, 80 licenses or options, and five start-up companies.
(Source: Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, 17 July, 2017) Contact:
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Tim Donohue, Dir., John Greenler, Dir. Outreach, (608) 890-2444, www.glbrc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Biofuel, Biofuel Feedstocks,
Construction on the complex began in December. The facility is expected to be fully operational by mid August.
The facility was built with engineering and construction support from the PUC, General Electric, Whitby Hydro, S&T Group, JB Excavators, SalDan Construction, STEM Engineering Group, WSP, and N-Sci Technologies. (Source: Convergent Energy + Power, Sootoday, 19 July, 2017)
Contact: Convergent Energy + Power, Johannes Rittershausen, CEO, Robin Gray, VP Operations, (917) 508-0190, email@example.com, www.ConvergentEP.com; Ontario IESO, John Cannella, (416) 506-2823, www.ieso.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Convergent Energy, IESO, Energy Storage ,
Utilizing SolarReserve's proprietary solar thermal energy storage technology, the Likana Solar Energy Project in the Antofagasta region of Chile, will incorporate 130 MW solar thermal towers, each with 13 hours of full load energy storage.
The facility will operate at a capacity factor and availability percentage equal to that of a fossil fuel fired power plant, while providing a highly competitive price of power and with zero emissions, according to the company.
(Source: SolarRsereve, PR, July, 2017) Contact: SolarReserve, (310) 315-2200, www.solarreserve.com/en
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Oldman 2 incorporates 20 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines and generates 46 MW of energy for the Alberta Electric System Operator market.
The Oldman 2 facility is the 12th project in Apex's asset management fleet totaling over 1.75 GW. (Source: Apex Clean Energy, NA Windpower, 18 July, 2017)
Contact: Apex Clean Energy, Andrea Miller, VP Asset Management, Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Apex Clean Energy,
AMP develops and owns clean energy projects that include utility-scale and Distributed Generation (DG) assets in multiple markets around the world. AMP has developed, financed and constructed/contracted over 520MW of DG and utility scale energy projects since its inception in 2009.
The Alectra companies in Ontario include Alectra Inc. (Mississauga), Alectra Utilities Corporation (Hamilton) and Alectra Energy Solutions (Vaughan). (Source: Alectra Energy Solutions, PR, 18 July, 2017) Contact: Alectra Utilities, John Friesen, (844) 372-4400, (877) 517-4727, www.alectrasolutions.com;
AMP Solar Group, Dave Rogers, (416) 993-6078, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ampsolargroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alectra, Energy Storage,
"As a leading provider of lower-carbon biomass-based diesel in California and North America, REG is thankful to Golden State legislators for these forward thinking actions that will further improve California's carbon reduction efforts and help provide cleaner burning fuel for its citizens. As a long-time Californian, I have seen firsthand how the LCFS and cap-and-trade have improved our air quality and enhanced our energy security. This long term commitment will further both of those worthwhile goals and provide many more environmental and economic benefits." (Source: REGI, July 19, 2017) Contact: REGI, Randy Howard, CEO, (703) 822-1972, www.regi.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Group,
Witmer admitted that fuel falsely designated for transportation was instead used to make fire-starter logs and for asphalt and cement production. Jury, received a 30-month sentence for conspiring to fraudulently claim tax credits and for providing false statements to the US EPA, according to the Justice Department press release. (Source: US Dept. of Justice, Various Media, 18 July, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Triton Energy, Biodiesel ,
The Watertown plant uses more than 43 million bpy of locally grown corn to produce 100 million gpy of ethanol and 340,000 tpy of distillers grain (DDGs). GLE also operates an ethanol plant in Mina, South Dakota.
(Source: Renewable Fuels Association , Ethanol Prod., 18 July, 2017) Contact: Glacial Lakes Energy, (605) 882-8480, www.glaciallakesenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Glacial Lakes Energy , Ethanol,
"We applaud Representatives Black and Kind for introducing a measure that will enable consumers to have access to cleaner-burning fuel at the lowest possible cost.
"The five-year phaseout contained in this legislation -- which mirrors policy that has been enacted for other alternative energy sources such as wind and solar -- is designed to provide much-needed policy certainty to the market. The phaseout is also compatible with congressional efforts to reform and simplify the tax code.
"By keeping the biodiesel tax credit at the blender level, it will impose downward pressure on the retail price of fuel in all markets in the United States." (Source: NATSO, July 18, 2017) Contact: NATSO, Lisa Mullings, Pres., CEO, (703) 739-8578, www.natso.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NATSO, Biodiesel,
AFRI is America's flagship competitive grants program for foundational and translational research projects in the food and agricultural sciences. The Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area aims to provide risk management information and tools to enable land managers to stay viable and productive, and reduce the use of energy, nitrogen, water, and greenhouse gas emissions . Since 2009, more than $150 million in research and extension grants have been awarded through AFRI in support of efforts to adapt to and minimize the impacts of climate change.
FY16 Climate Outreach and Extension grants include: University of Alaska, Fairbanks, $250,000; New Mexico State University, $249,900; Cornell University, $250,000; University of Vermont, $248,900. Climate and Land Use grants include: University of Florida, $3,414,911; University of Idaho, $3,414,911; Clemson University, $147,744; George Mason University, $35,300; and Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, $49,260.
Among the grants, a New Mexico State University project aims to increase climate change literacy while supporting both adaptation and mitigation activities for different and diverse groups through a comprehensive program. A University of Florida project will identify and test climate adaptation and mitigation in fruit and vegetable supply chains using a holistic, systems approach based on crop, economic, and environmental modeling.
The report identifies the UK's greenhouse gas -- carbon footprint as: CO2, methane, nitrous oxide and three fluorinated compounds.
Critics have argued that while the UK's domestic emissions have fallen sharply in recent years as the power system has shifted away from coal and energy efficiency has improved, the country's overall carbon footprint has changed less due to global supply chain emissions.
Today's statistics confirm emissions relating to the consumption of goods and services produced in the UK have fallen sharply, dropping 27 per cent on 1997, the first year for which these annual statistics were collected. Meanwhile, the proportion of the total GHG footprint generated directly by UK households has remained at around 17 per cent between 1997 and 2014, according to Defra.
On the other hand, emissions related to imports used by businesses and directly by consumers have risen by 19 pct over the same period, reflecting the country's shift towards a service-based, import-reliant economy.
The latest estimates follow a report in April which found the UK's per capita greenhouse gas emissions fell 33 pct between 1992 and 2014, while GDP grew by 130 pct over the same period.
(Source: DEFRA, July 17, 2017) Contact: DEFRA, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Carbon Emissions, UK Carbon Emissions, DEFRA,