CanNor's investment is assisting with the design, engineering and geotechnical work related to the potential installation of commercial size turbines at High Point, located ten kilometers outside of Inuvik. If completed, the wind power generated by the project could displace between 18 to 28 pct of the energy currently produced using diesel at an approximate savings of $2.4 million.
(Source: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, PR, CNW 19 Dec., 2017) Contact: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, cannor.gc.ca
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The farming sector, where emissions are projected to jump 14 pct to 82 million tonnes between now and 2030, and the transportation sector projected to jump 11 pct to 112 million tonnes, are considered the major offenders, followed by emissions from direct combustion by industry.
According to the report, the government will "in principle" allow polluting companies to purchase foreign carbon credits after 2020 to manage liabilities under the NEG's emissions guarantee.
(Source: Australian Financial Review, Various Media, 19 Dec.,2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Australia GHG, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Climate Change,
The province is also launching GreenON Support, a free over-the-phone service offering impartial advice from energy experts to help consumers learn how they can save money and reduce their carbon footprint through home upgrades. (Source: Green Ontario Fund, Kenora Online, Dec., 2017) Contact: Green Ontario Fund, (888) 728-8444, www.greenon.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Energy Efficiency,
Among the grant recipients, West Boylston Municipal Light (WBMLP) Plant will receive 50 pct of a proposed $486,000 Amber Kinetics flywheel energy storage system interconnected with WBMLP's 370-kilowatt solar project.
(Source: Mass. Department of Energy Resources, Worchester Telegram, 19 Dec., 2017) Contact: Mass. Department of Energy Resources, www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/guidance-technical-assistance/agencies-and-divisions/doer
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Swinburne's 'High performance energy storage alternative to lithium ion batteries' project aims to create commercially viable and chemical-free batteries using graphene. This involves the production of a graphene oxide-based supercapacitor. Swinburne Researchers are developing the Bolt Electricity Storage Technology (BEST) battery -- a graphene oxide-based supercapacitor offering high performance and low-cost energy storage. (Source: Swinburne Centre for Micro-Photonics , Graphene Info, Dc., 2017) Contact: Swinburne Centre for Micro-Photonics, +61 3 9214 8000, www.swinburne.edu.au/engineering/cmp; Flinders University, www.flinders.edu.au
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Traditional approaches for reusing carbon from CO2 involve a reduction step that requires high temperatures and pressures. The new INL process uses switchable polarity solvents (SPS), liquid materials that can shift polarity when exposed to a chemical agent. The SPS liquid materials make the CO2 more soluble and allow the carbon capture medium to be directly introduced into a cell for electrochemical conversion to syngas.
In an electrochemical cell, water oxidation occurs on the anode side, releasing O2 gas and hydrogen ions that then migrate through a membrane to the cathode side. There, the hydrogen ions react with bicarbonate (HCO3-, the form in which CO2 is captured in the SPS), allowing the release of CO2 for electrochemical reduction and formation of syngas. Upon the release of CO2, the SPS switches polarity back to a water-insoluble form, allowing for the recovery and reutilization of the carbon capture media.
The team received Laboratory Directed Research and Development funds in 2017. INL's team has filed a provisional patent and is reported to be discussing the approach with a Boston area company involved in electrochemical technology R&D.
(Source: DOE/Idaho National Laboratory, PR, 15 Dec., 2017) Contact: Idaho National Lab., www.inl.gov
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Using Enogen corn as a portion of the feedstock enables alpha amylase enzyme to be delivered directly in the grain, reduces the viscosity of the corn mash and eliminates the need to add a liquid form of the enzyme in the ethanol production process.
Syngenta's enogen corn enzyme technology is an in-seed innovation featuring the first biotech corn output trait designed to enhance ethanol production. Using modern biotechnology to deliver alpha amylase enzyme directly in the grain.
Enogen hybrids have been shown to perform equal to or better than other high-performing corn hybrids, according to the company. (Source: Wallaces Farmer, 11 Dec., 2017) Contact: Enogen, www.enogen.com; Green Plains, Jim Stark, VP-IR, (402) 884-8700, www.gpreinc.com; Syngenta, Jeff Oestmann, Head of Enogen Div, (877) 436-0436, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.syngenta.com
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The SEAL Awards launched in 2017 is an awards-driven environmental advocacy organization that believes environmental progress requires leadership, leadership deserves recognition, and recognition is a form of accountability,
SEAL Awards information and grant applications are
(Source: Seal Awards, PR, 19 Dec., 2017) Contact: Seal Awards, Matt Hamey, Founder, (619) 878-9015, wwwsealawards.com
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The scope of this certification includes design, development, manufacturing and services for lithium-ion based energy storage systems (ESS).
(Source: Corvus Energy, PR, Int'l Shipping News, 18 Dec., 2017)Contact: Corvus Energy, Andrew Morden, Pres. & CEO, Sean Puchalski, VP Strategic Marketing, (604) 227-0280 ext. 123, email@example.com, www.corvus-energy.com
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"Extension of these provisions is critically important and consistent with the stated purposes of the tax bill of 'growing our economy, bringing jobs back to our local communities, increasing paychecks for our workers, and making sure Americans are able to keep more of the money they earn.'"
"The nation's biofuel sector generates $184.5 billion in annual output, supports 852,000 jobs, pays $46 billion in wages, remits $14.5 billion in taxes, and saves taxpayers about $10 billion per year by reducing the need for farm program payments."
"One of the most important things the Conference Committee could do to support the existing biofuel sector and help spur its continued growth would be to extend the Cellulosic Biofuel Tax Credit and Biodiesel Tax Credit in the final bill." (Source: American Coalition for Ethanol, Dec., 2017) Contact: American Coalition for Ethanol, Brian Jennings, CEO, (605) 334-3381, https://ethanol.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Coalition for Ethanol, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Biofuel Tax Credit ,
Lightsource, which presently manages 2 GW of solar capacity, aims to increase that to 6 GW with ambitious roadmapping that will see it expand in the United States, India and the Middle East as well as Europe. (Source: BP, Lightsource, Express Newswire, 15 Dec., 2017) Contact: Lightsource, Nick Boyle, Group CEO and Founder, +44 (0) 333 2000755, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lightsource-re.co.uk
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The Low Carbon Economy Fund is intended to help Canada hit its 2030 Paris Agreement climate change target, reduce carbon pollution and spur clean growth and energy efficiency.
Provinces and territories become eligible to receive Leadership Fund dollars when they adopt Canada's clean growth and climate plan, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
(Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada, PR, Market Insider, 15 Dec., 2017)
Environment and Climate Change Canada, (800) 668-6767, www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change.html
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The ESDM Ministry will also legislate the use of bidiesel-20 (B-20) for railway fuel, and biodiesel-30 (B-30) for other land transport vehicles in 2018. (Source: Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Antara, 19 Dec., 2017)
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The transaction is the company's second investment in biomass energy after the conversion of the 400 MW carbon power plant of Lynemouth, the U.K, as part of the UK coal phase-out program.
(Source: RPH Website, Dec. 15, 2017) Contact: EPH, Marco Arcelli, Bus. Dev., +420 232 005 200,
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MHI licensed its CO2 capture technology to Mitsubishi Chemical Engineering Corporation, which handles engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the new liquefied carbonic acid gas production facilities. MHI oversaw the basic design of the CO2 capture unit and supplied its core components.
MHI's CO2 capture technology, which utilizes the KM CDR Process, uses an advanced absorption solvent (KS-1) jointly developed with Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. The carbon capture technology has been adopted at 12 plants worldwide, capturing CO2 from the flue gas of boilers fired by coal or natural gas. (Source: MHI, PR, 18 Dec., 2017) Contact: MHI, +81-(0)3-6716-2168, www.mhi-global.com; Kansai Electric Power, www.kepco.co.jp/english
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According to the CCTI website: "CCTI's process is designed to reduce moisture in coal and still leave it stable and safe, while also increasing its energy output above that of untreated coal. Dried coal can self-combust when it reabsorbs moisture; solving that problem has been key to making the technology commercially viable. CCTI says its refined product is safe and produces fewer emissions, including carbon dioxide (CO2), when burned."
(Source: Clean Coal Technologies, Power, 18 Dec., 2017) Contact: Clean Coal Technologies Inc., Robin Eves, CEO, www.cleancoaltechnologiesinc.com
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The grant funds will help streamline existing and new energy efficiency programs and work to educate neighborhoods with high energy consumption rates on basic energy efficiency and related construction skills needed to perform simple residential energy efficiency upgrades.
Chattanooga utility EPB has also announced it plans to extend its Home Energy Upgrade (HEU) pilot as well as undertake a feasibility study for Green and Healthy Homes, a health outcomes based funding mechanism. The utility will also expand its energy efficiency outreach and supporting workforce development and education initiatives which are also being funded by the same grant.
(Source: SSCF, Chattanoogan, 18 Dec., 2017) Contact:
Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund, www.southeastsdn.org; EPB, https://epb.com
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The measures include installation of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, heating distribution plant improvements, numerous solar PV power arrays, and upgrades on lighting to enable new, light-emitting diode (LED) technology.
The Siemens ESPC energy efficiency contract will be financed in Euros by DZ Bank and United Financial of Illinois. ESPCs provide an alternative financial mechanism which allows federal agencies to reduce their energy intensity and costs by accelerating investment in energy conservation measures at no additional capital cost.
This project, combined with U.S. Army ESPC projects already in Germany, is expected to deliver over $46 million in savings.
(Source: Siemens Government Technologies, GovCon Wire, 18 Dec., 2017) Contact: Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., Barbara Humpton, Pres., CEO, (703) 483-2000, www.siemensgovt.com
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The offering is being co-led by CIBC Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, together with BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc., as joint bookrunners, and National Bank Financial Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Raymond James Ltd. and HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., as underwriters.
The company, which produces industrial wood pellets used by global utilities and large-scale power generators, operates six wood pellet production facilities, a port terminal, and is developing new production facilities in Entwistle, Alberta and Smithers, B.C.. Pinnacle has entered into long-term take-or-pay contracts with utilities in the UK, Europe and Asia that represent 100 pct of its production capacity through 2021 and nearly 80 pct of production capacity through 2026.
(Source: Pinnacle Renewable Holdings, Private Capital Journal, 18 Dec., 2017) (Contact: Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., (604) 270-9613, www.pinnaclepellet.com
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The solar wing fabricated with SolAero's advanced, high efficiency solar cells integrated onto a composite structure is a direct form, fit, function and mass equivalent to the standard, non-solar wing currently available on the Puma. Flight testing and field validation will be performed in early 2018.
SolAero and its subsidiary Alliance Spacesystems (Alliance) developed the prototype solar wing, achieving mass parity with the standard, non-solar Puma wing under a joint Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with APL and a DoD customer.
(Source: SolAero Technologies, PR, 19 Dec., 2017) Contact: SolAero Technologies, Maddie Smith, Marketing, (505) 559-2685,
Johns Hopkins/APL, www.jhuapl.edu
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Electric power generated by the project will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) under the terms of a 20-year PPA.
(Source: Samsung C&T America, Business Korea, 18 Dec., 2017) Contact: Samsung C&T American Inc., (201) 229-4000, www.samsungcntamerica.com
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In addition to Egypt's Orascom Construction, which holds a 20 pct stake in the wind project, the consortium includes Japan's Toyota Tsusho Corporation/Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, and France's Engie.
Project financing is from Japan Bank for International Cooporation (JBIC), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Societe Generale.
(Source: Orascom Construction, National, 18 Dec., 2017)Contact: Orascom Construction, www.orascom.com
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Phoenix intends to enter into a sub-license agreement with the Company once they finalize the logistics of their initial site based on the reports purchased from the Company. Phoenix intends to build a plant capable of processing 1,000 tpd of agricultural waste to be located in the southeastern U.S.
The CTS process is a patented, dry mechanical process that converts cellulose material into sugars and other products in a matter of minutes with no liquid acids, no applied heat, pressure or hazardous materials of any kind. The CTS process when used in the production of ethanol is clean, less expensive to build and operate than traditional ethanol plants or other cellulose ethanol technologies and is environmentally friendly.
(Source: Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc., PR, Dec., 2017)
Contact: Alliance BioEnergy, Inc., Daniel de Liege, President and CEO, (888) 607-3555x1106, email@example.com, www.alliancebioe.com
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The community will be planned as a replicable model that optimizes a variety of energy options, including solar, wind and renewable natural gas. It will also consider the capability of storing wind- and solar-generated energy with power-to-gas technology.
SoCalGas is providing $150,000 in co-funding for the Huntington Beach project, which was proposed in response to a California Energy Commission Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) solicitation. The EPIC program funds clean energy research and demonstration and deployment projects that support the state' energy policy goals and promote greater electricity reliability, lower costs and increased safety. (Source: SoCalGas, PR, 13 Dec., 2017)SoCalGas, Jeff Reed, Director Business Strategy and Advanced Technology, www.socalgas.com; University of California-Irvine, https://uci.edu
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SERIS' proprietary monoPoly cell technology, applicable on both p-type and n-type silicon wafers, features homogenous junctions and standard fire-thorough screen-printed metal contacts with grids on both sides,
SERIS expects to achieve monoPoly cell efficiencies of above 23 pct through implementation of advanced grid designs, material improvements and fine-tuning of processes at our industry partners' production lines.
(Source: Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), , 13 Dec., 2017)
Contact: SERIS, Prof. Armin Aberle, CEO, +65 601 1356,
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New Energy Risk, an affiliate of global insurance giant XL Catlin, provided performance insurance to support the project's financing. The insurance complemented Fulcrum's patented technology, industry-leading development team and process, as well as feedstock and off-take strategies, in order to increase project attractiveness to investors. Fulcrum's existing investors include US Renewables Group, Rustic Canyon Partners, United Airlines, Waste Management, BP, and Cathay Pacific.
(Source: XL Catlin, 12 Dec., 2017) Contact: New Energy Risk, Tom Dickson, CEO, www.newenergyrisk.com; XLCaitlin, www.xlcatlin.com; Fulcrum Bioenergy, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com
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The first inland navigation vessel with zero emissions is expected to be certified in 2018. Platinum label comes in addition to the existing Bronze, Silver and Gold certification levels within the Green Award programme.
The Green Award Foundation is a neutral, independent foundation, established 1994 on the initiative of the Rotterdam Municipal Port Management and the Dutch Ministry of Transport. Since 1 January 2000 Green Award is completely independent.
(Source: Green Award Foundation, Dry Bulk, 15 Dec., 2017) Contact: Green Award Foundation, +31 10 21 70 200
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The Energy Transition Platform enables these governments to share experiences and successful initiatives, and helps them overcome barriers and adopt innovative clean energy policies. Innovation Labs accelerate this work by facilitating workshops, group calls and best practice case studies. The London School of Economics Grantham Institute -- Climate Change and the Environment is the knowledge partner for the Innovation Labs, providing research tailored to each government.
This policy briefing outlines some of the key learnings from the Energy Efficiency Innovation Lab, as well as recommendations for state and regional governments seeking to enhance energy efficiency in the built environment as part of their clean energy transitions. Government partners of the Energy Efficiency Innovation Lab are Alberta (Canada), the Basque Country (Spain), California (US), Lombardy (Italy), North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), Silesia (Poland) and Wales (UK).
Download the policy briefing :
HERE. (Source: Climate Group, Website, 15 Dec., 2017) Contact: The Climate Group,www.the climategroup.com; Grantham Institute, www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute
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Vestas will initially invest €10 million towards joint R&D and product development, as well as the establishment of Northvolt's demonstration line and research facility which will be used to test and qualify products and processes. (Source: Vestas, WindTECH, Others, 15 Dec., 2017) Contact: Northvolt, Peter Carlsson, CEO, www.northvolt.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, www.vestas.com
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The PV plant, which is being developed by Eight Rivers Energy Co Ltd (EREC) at an expected cost of $60 million, will be the largest in the Caribbean when fully commissioned in Dec, 2018. The plant is also expected to save Jamaica approximately $250 million in oil purchases over it expected 20-year service life.(Source: Eight Rivers Energy, Renewables Now, Others, 14 Dec., 2017)Contact: Eight Rivers Energy, https://8rivers.com
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Along with transport, agriculture, buildings and waste -- which are not covered by the EU's Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) -- the LULUCF sector is required to contribute a 30 pct emissions cut by 2030 compared to 2005 levels, as part of the EU-wide commitment to cut overall emissions by 40 pct by 2030.
The 2000-2009 period has been set as the reference point for comparing carbon emissions, after MEPs had arbitrarily set this to 2009-2012 under pressure from Sweden, Finnland and other countries with large forestry sectors.
The lack of linkage between the European accounting from LULUCF and other continents' methods of forest management means that under the current proposal for the post 2020 Renewable Energy Directive, the EU counts burning biomass (pellets and wood) as renewable energy but does not take into account the net increase in emission if this wood is imported.
(Source: EURACTV, 14 Dec., 2017)
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Even low-carbon energy technologies like solar cells and wind power plants have associated greenhouse gas emissions, but those impacts pale in comparison with the emissions prevented by the displacement of fossil fuel sources, the study finds.
The study calculates the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions for a range of power sector technologies, and integrates energy, economic, and climate models to estimate the most cost-optimal strategies to combat climate change. The study finding refutes an argument made by some critics that even low-carbon sources of energy have "hidden" GHG emissions that would negate their climate benefits.
Access the study HERE.(Source: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale News, Dec., 2017) Contact: Yale University, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Kevin Dennehy firstname.lastname@example.org; www.yale.edu
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Access the ICCT U.S. Domestic Airline Fuel
Eefficiency Rankink, 2015--2016 White Paper
HERE. (Source: International Council on Clean Transportation, Dec., 2017) Contact: The International Council on Clean Transportation, email@example.com, www.theicct.org
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According to the report, aviation presently accounts for about 2.5 pct of global greenhouse gas pollution, and emissions are rising steeply.
Access Up in the Air -- How Airplane Carbon Pollution Jeopardizes Global Climate Goals HERE
(Source: Center for Biological Diversity, PR, 14 Dec., 2017) Contact: Center for Biological Diversity, Vera Pardee, (858) 717-1448, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.biologicaldiversity.org
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The plant incorporates six digesters using cattle slurry, corn stover and corn silage to produce 13.5 million Nm3 per year of raw biomethane to be used used as compressed natural gas (CNG) for transportation fuel.
(Source: EnviTec, Others, Bioenergy Int'l, 16 Dec., 2017)
Contact: EnviTec Biogas AG, +49 (0) 44 42 / 8016 - 8100, email@example.com, www.envitec-biogas.com
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With the designation, Livonia is now eligible to apply for up to $50,000 in state grant funding which it will use for the conversion of tradition street lighting to energy efficienct LED models.
(Source: NYSERDA, Various Media, ec., 2017) Contact: NYSERDA. Clean Energy Communities, www.nyserda.ny.gov/cec; Livonia, www.livoniany.org
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Tendril initially rolled out the platform in 15 states, including the territories of AEP's Indiana Michigan where it initially cut overall energy consumption by as much as 20 pct. (Source: Tendril, Utility Dive, Dec., 2017) Contact: Tendril Inc., Adrian Tuck, CEO, (720) 921-2100,firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tendrilinc.com
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The new project will assist in the design, supply, installation, and provide operational support for solar power generation, battery energy storage, and grid management equipment in the capital Majuro, as well the replacement of existing generators to ensure lower emissions and improve operational and energy efficiency in Majuro and Ebeye.
The project will also provide technical and operational training and workshops and other assistance to reduce energy consumption by improving the efficiency for both the use and supply of electricity from the country's two public sector utilities. The project will also promote energy efficiency through public information campaigns. (Source: Voxy.com.nz, World Bank, 18 Dec., 2017)
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As a result of these energy efficiency projects, Kettering Health Network is expected to save approximately 10 million kWh annually which accumulates to a yearly cost savings of $591,486.
(Source: Dayton Power and Light, PR, 15 Dec., 2017)
Contact: Dayton Power and Light,
Mary Ann Kabel, (937) 224-5940, email@example.com ; ; Kettrering Health, www.ketteringhealth.org; AES Corp., www.aes.com; AES Corporation, www.aes.com
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According to NB Power, it generates power at 12 hydro, coal, oil and diesel-powered stations which together have an installed net capacity of 2,853 MW. This includes 1,439 MW of thermal, 889 MW of hydro and 525 MW of combustion turbine capacity.
The Belledune facility is a baseload unit with 467 MW of capacity. Construction on the facility began in 1991. (Source: NB Power, Various Media, Dec., 2017)
Contact: NB Power, Marc Belliveau, Communications, (506) 458-4203, www.nbpower.com
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To meet the 40 pct below 1990 levels emissions target, half of the state's electricity must come from renewable energy, and emissions of methane and other short-lived climate pollutants must be slashed by 50 pct. Buildings must be twice as energy efficient, and the state must be well on its way toward electrification of its transportation sector. Measures in the plan also aim to move the state toward its ultimate goal of a low-to-zero carbon economy economy by 2050.
Download the California 2017
HERE. (Source: California Air Resources Board, Dec., 2017)Contact: CARB, (800) 242-4450, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arb.ca.gov
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In Alberta, the city of Lethbridge will receive $101,200 for a Landfill Gas Collection System feasibility and landfill gas utilization assessment. Depending upon the study outcome, the city could qualify for federal grants and funding for
landfill gas methane capture and utilization systems and infrastructure to capture and produce electricity.
The Lethbridge study is expected to get underway in Jan. 2018. (Source: Lethbridge News Now, 17 Dec., 2017)
Contact: Canada Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, https://fcm.ca
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The demo plant will produce Biobutanol from draff -- the sugar-rich kernels of barley which are soaked in water to facilitate the fermentation process necessary for whisky production -- and pot ale, the copper-containing yeasty liquid that is left over following distillation.
Construction of the demo plant is expected to get under early in 2018. (Source: Celtic Renewables, PR, Renewable Energy, 13 Dec., 2017) Contact: Celtic Renewables, Martin Tangney, Pres., CEO, +44 (0) 141 548 4417, www.celtic-renewables.com
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The wind farm will be built in three 90MW phases, and is slated to commence commercial operations in 2018.
Theparak is owned by Thai corporation KPN Group's subsidiary Wind Energy Holding.
Thailand has 40 pct renewable energy by 2036 target. (Source:
GE Renewable Energy, Smarter Analyst, Others, 13 Dec., 2017) Contact:
GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, www.ge-energy.com
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