Trajectory Energy is planning a dozen more solar panel projects in central Illinois and is presently negotiating several leases.
Small to mid-sized solar operations were approved by the state Legislature last December. Electricity generated by the panels would be fed to the Ameren Illinois energy grid. Trajectory intends to install the solar panels in 2018 and begin adding solar energy to the Ameren Illinois power grid in 2019.
(Source: Trajectory Energy, Journal Star, 17 Nov., 2017)Contact: Trajectory Energy, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://trajectoryenergy.com
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The new Greenville turbines will generate more than 12 million kWh of electric power annually and offset about 70 pct of the plant's electricity consumption while eliminating the equivalent of 9,000 tpy of CO2. This is equivalent to generating enough clean energy to power more than 900 average American homes.
Similar to Whirlpool's previous wind turbine projects, the 3 Greenville turbines will be built and financed by One Energy Enterprises as part of its Wind for Industry projects. (Source: Whirlpool, 15 Nov., 2017)
Contact: One Energy Enterprises LLC, (877) 298-5853, www.oneenergywind.com, Whirlpool Corp., (292) 923-5000, www.whirlpool.com
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MACH's survey of building professionals including property managers, asset managers, engineers and others found: 78 pct would be concerned if ENERGY STAR funding was reduced/removed; 75 pct are not familiar with building energy benchmarking tools aside from ENERGY STAR; 64 pct reported Portfolio Manager usage; 61 pct are required to benchmark their facility/portfolio's energy consumption.
In the US, buildings account for 40 pct of total energy consumption. With increased sensitivity to energy costs as well as adoptions of building energy benchmarking regulations, ENERGY STAR is a more important tool than ever to help improve energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR certified products and buildings helped Americans save $34 billion in energy costs in 2015 alone, according to the EPA.
MACH counts hundreds of commercial, REIT, hotel, and corporate building owners as customers, encompassing hundreds of millions of square feet.
(Source: MACH Energy, 15 Nov., 2017) Contact: MACH Energy, Jon Moeller, CEO, www.machenergy.com; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News MACH Energy, ENERGY STAR, Energy Efficiency, Energy Benchmarking,
Abengoa will complete the engineering, design, construction and commissioning of the 10 million gpy plant in Nevada.
The engineering, procurement and construction works are expected to begin immediately and are expected to be completed within 24 months.
(Source: Abengoa, PR, 8 Nov., 2017)Contact: Abengoa, www.abengoa.com; Fulcrum BioEnergy, Jeanne Benedetti, VP, Jim Macias, CEO, Pres., (925) 730-0150, email@example.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum BioEnergy, Abengoa, MSW ,
Vermont is a participant in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cap-and-trade
program that took effect in 2009. Through quarterly auctions, the RGGI program has priced carbon-dioxide pollution at between $2 and $7.50 per ton, but only for pollution from electricity. The costs of this carbon-pricing scheme are limited to electricity generated inside New England and its proceeds are invested in energy-efficiency efforts in the RGGI participating states -- Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
(Source: Seventh Generation Inc., , Vermont Digger, 12 Nov., 2017) Contact: Seventh Generation, Ashley Orgain, Outreach, (802) 658-3773, www.seventhgeneration.com; RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vermont Carbon Tax, Carbon Tax, Carbon Price, RGGI,
GCF will contribute $378 million to the programme while the EBRD will provide a loan of $973 million along with a $34-million grant. GCF and EBRD will rely on local financial institutions to finance more than 20,000 scalable and replicable projects across industrial, commercial, residential, transport and agricultural sectors. The goal is to establish self-sustaining markets in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate resilience. (Source: EBRD, Renewables Now, Others, Nov., 2017)
Contact: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com; Green Climate Fund, +82.32.458.6010, www.greenclimate.fund
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development , Green Climate Fund,
The IH2 technology is a route to convert woody biomass and forest residues feedstock into renewable, low carbon transportation fuels. The process was invented by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) of Des Plaines, IL and scaled up by CRI Catalyst Company of Houston, Texas which holds exclusive worldwide licensing rights.
Biozin intends to utilize residues from Bergene Holm's mill, and forestry residues from the region. The product will be refined by one of Preem's refineries in Sweden.
(Source: Criterion Catalyst Company, Biofuels Int'l, 15 Nov., 2017) Contact: CRI Criterion Catalyst Company, www.criterioncatalysts.com;
Gas Technology Institute, www.gastechnology.org
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In addition, there are multiple related projects involving biomass green energy and animal feed that are under consideration as a result of these Hawaii-focused activities. These projects could further enhance the revenue stream attributable to our Hawaii-based business, the company release says. (Source: VIASPACE Inc., PR, 15 Nov., 2017) Contact: VIASPACE, Dr. Jan Vandersande, (800) 517-8050, www.viaspace.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News VIASPACE news, Giant King Grass news,
ABM's energy-efficient infrastructure upgrades include: rejuvenated HVAC systems and maintenance, lighting upgrades to efficient LED lighting systems, water conservation upgrades, new energy management systems and infrastructure facelifts.
ABM's energy performance contracting program aims to replace or upgrade the aging infrastructure facilities without incurring upfront costs. This is primarily achieved through the reallocation of current and future owning and operating costs while maximizing energy efficiency and lowering overall annual costs.
(Source: ABM, Zacks , 10 Nov., 2017)
Contact: ABM Industries, ABM Technical Solutions, www.abm.com
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Pacific Biodiesel presently supplies its 100-percent renewable biodiesel for Hawaiian Electric's Campbell Industrial Park generation station and the airport emergency facility. The Schofield plant will use a mixture of biodiesel and petroleum diesel. (Source: Pacific Biodiesel Tech., Renewable Energy Mag., Others, 15 Nov., 2017) Contact: Hawaiian Electric, Ron Cox, VP Operations, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., Peter Rosegg, (808) 543-7780, Peter.Rosegg@HawaiianElectric.com, www.HawaiianElectric.com;
Pacific Biodiesel Technologies, (808) 877-3114, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.biodiesel.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pacific Biodiesel , Hawaiian Electric Company ,
The report's lead author Seth Spawn said the study showed the mandate had "far-reaching impacts on the climate through its effects on the land and the carbon that is stores." The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) questioned the research and said previous similar studies "have been thoroughly debunked and disputed."
Download the full UW Madison report HERE. (Source: 15 Nov., 2017)
(Source: UW Madison. Wisc. Public Radio,National Wildlife Federation, PR, Reuters, 15 Nov ., 2017) Contact: University of Wisconsin, Seth Spawn, email@example.com, www.gibbs-lab.com/seth-spawn
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Former NYC Mayor and billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg commenting on Trump White House climate advisor George David Banks' promoting clean coal at COP23 conference in Bonn
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The Powerpack system will help stabilize the 48 square-mile island's power grid when energy demands are high in the summer months when the 10,000-person island grows to a population of more 50,000.
(Source: Tesla, Curbed, Others, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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The assets include a biodiesel refinery designed to produce 15 MMgy and patents encompassing Agron's centrifuge system and distillation steps to eliminate water washing in the production of distilled B100 biodiesel that meets or exceeds ASTM D-6751 specifications.
Western Iowa Energy is a BQ-9000-accredited biodiesel producer whose Wall Lake, Iowa, plant can produce 45 MMgy.
(Source: Agron Bioenergy, Ocean Park Advisors, 15 Nov., 20170
Contact: Western Iowa Energy , Brad Wilson, Pres. GM,
Agron Bioenergy, (831) 728-1300, www.agronbioenergy.com; Western Iowa Energy LLC, (717) 664-2173, www.westerniowaenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Western Iowa Energy news, Agron Bioenergy news, Biodiesel news,
Engie , which holds a stake in Heliatek, has deployed Heliatek's organic OPV thin-film technology as part of a new façade at its research center in Linkebeek, Belgium.
(Source: Engie, PR, PV Tech, 16 Nov., 2017) Contact: Engie, Isabelle Kocher, CEO,www.engie.com;
Heliatek, Thibaud Le Seguillon, CEO, +49 351 2130 3430, www.heliatek.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Rooftop Solar, Engie, Heliatek,
The plants are currently funded through non-recourse project financing of €180 million and €60 million in lease agreements. The transaction is valued at €336 million and is is expected to close prior to 31 Jan, 2018, subject to financing and regulatory approvals.(Source: ERG, RE News, Various Media, Nov., 2017) Contact: ERG Power Generation,
Luca Bettonte, CEO, +39 06 845 571, www.erg.eu/en/home; ForVei, www.forvei.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ERG Power Generation , Solar,
"We should not negotiate (trade deals) with countries who are less ambitious than us because that would reduce our collective ambitions.
We need a border tax in which we'll make it possible for us to protect economic sectors as there are imports from countries who do not respect these goals and are not supporting the environmental transition."
The second largest bloc within the European Parliament, the Socialists and Democrats, is also calling for an EU border carbon tax.
(Source: SBS, Various Media, 15 Nov., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU Carbon Tax, COP23,
The authority, which is housed in the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) in Richmond, has, since its founding issued a single report summarizing its organizational efforts to date.
(Source: SE Energy News, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact:
Virginia Solar Energy and Energy Storage Authority, https://law.lis.virginia.gov/authorities/solar-energy-development-authority-virginia
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The KCT Group is active in the coal, engineering equipment, container and allied products, real estate, manufacturing and aquaculture sectors.
Goldman Sachs, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Asian Development Bank and Global Environment Fund are among ReNew Power's major investors. The company is reportedly valued at approximately $2 billion. (Source: ReNew Power, 15 Nov., 2017)Contact: ReNew Power, +91 124 489 6670/80, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.renewpower.in
KC Thapar Group, www.kctgroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ReNew Power Ventures, KC Thapar Group, Wind,
Under the partnership Oracle Utilities will offer "personalized" energy efficiency guidance to 300,000 households across five territories in Japan. Currently close to 70 pct of the carbon emissions from Japanese households is attributed to energy use.
(Source: Oracle, Bay Street, Nov., 2017) Contact: Oracle Corporation Utilities, Rodger Smith, VP, www.oracle.com/industries/utilities/index.html,
Oracle Solutions for Utilities, http://www.oracle.com/us/ciocentral/oracle-utilities-capabilities-395893.pdf
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The current expansion brings the total RTEM program to more than $40 million in investments supported by the state's Clean Energy Fund. The additional funding for the expanded RTEM initiative includes: $5.7 million in direct incentives for RTEM projects in the industrial sector; $830,000 for multifamily RTEM projects;$6 million for commercial RTEM projects that include cloud-based controls.
NYSERDA offers a 30 pct project cost share program to support both the installation of RTEM systems as well as ongoing RTEM consulting services.
NYSERDA estimates that RTEM projects save more than 5 pct on building energy costs, as well as reduce maintenance costs, improve building occupant comfort and increase operational reliability.
(Source: Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, NYSERDA, LongIsland.com, 14 Nov., 2017) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, President and CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, NYSERDA, Andrew Cuomo,
Although carbon dioxide emissions from Virginia's electric power plant's dropped by 21 pct between 2005 and 2014, they still account for almost one-third of the state's overall CO2 emissions, according to state data. (Source: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 14 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Mike Dowd, Director, (804) 678-4000, www.deq.virginia.gov; RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI, Carbon Emissions,
The City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and Anne Arundel County Board of Education have signedf PPAs for power from the project.
Building Energy has been present in many US since 2013 with more than 500 MW of projects under development, spread across different renewable energy technologies.
(Source: Building Energy SpA, PR, Nov., 2017) Contact: Building Energy SpA, (202) 524 5570 -- US Office, https://buildingenergy.it, www.buildingenergy.it
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To date, Sterling &Wilson has installed more than 1,930MW of solar plants in India, the Philippines, and South Africa.
The company is currently building a 1,177MW plant in Abu Dhabi and various other projects in Zambia, Niger, and Morocco. (Source: Sterling & Wilson, Power Technology 9 Nov., 2017) Contact: Sterling and Wilson, +91-22-25485300,
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Since its 2014 launch, more than 125 million square feet in 31 countries are WELL Registered or Certified, across various building types, including both new construction and existing buildings. The work is being led by more than 2,000 independent WELL APs worldwide.
The WELL Building Standard and the WELL Community Standard are administered by the International WELL Building Institute and third-party certified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). (Source: IWBI, PR, Nov., 2017) Contact: International WELL Building Institute, Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO, Callie Stanton, (646) 654-3438, (202) 650-0369, email@example.com, www.wellcertified.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News International WELL Building Institute,
The 280ha facility utilizes 776,000 PV modules and generates sufficient electric power for 240,000 Chilean homes. El Romero Solar is presently supplying energy to Google's Chile-based site since January 2017.
The company expects to double its renewable energy capacity in Latin America to more than 2GW by 2020.
ACCIONA currently owns 897MW of wind and PV power capacity in Latin America, including Chile, Mexico, and Costa Rica. (Source: Acciona, Power Technology, 8 Nov., 2017) Contact: ACCIONA Green Energy Developments, +34 91 657 64 60, www.acciona-greenenergy.com
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The U.N. award recognizes California Senate Bill 1383
aimed at cutting California's methane and hydrofluorocarbon gases to 40 pct and black carbon to 50 pct below 2013 levels by 2030. This year, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) began the process of meeting the bill's targetswith the approval of approved new regulations to cut down on methane emissions from oil and gas field operations by more closely monitoring and repairing methane leaks. (Source: CARB, Various Media, WQED, 12 Nov., 2017) Contact: CARB, (800) 242-4450, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arb.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News COP23, GHG, Methane, California Air Resources Board, Black Carbon,
The study also looked at how reductions in livestock emissions would impact on allowable carbon dioxide emissions consistent with long term temperature goals.
Methane, which is a short lived gas in the atmosphere of 12 years. Carbon dioxide (CO2) has a 1000 year decay period, and nitrous oxide (NO3) about 100 years. (Source: NZ Farmer, 13 Nov., 2017)Contact: New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, Dr. Harry Clark, Dir., +64 6 356 8019, www.nzagrc.org.nz
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McKenna is touting Canada's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including a national carbon pricing plan and federal-provincial moves to shut down traditional coal-fired power by 2030.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is proposing an American-led alliance that would encourage developing countries to adopt and invest in more efficient coal plants and stress "the role of cleaner and more efficient fossil fuels and nuclear power in climate mitigation."
(Source: Globe & Mail, 13 Nov., 2017)Contact:
Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, www.canada.ca/en/government/ministers/catherine-mckenna.html; Clair Perry-MP, www.gov.uk/government/people/claire-perry; U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, (202) 586-5000, https://twitter.com/secretaryperry?lang=en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Rick Perry, COP23, Clean Coal, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
U.S. emissions were set to decline by 0.4 pct in 2017, a smaller fall than in recent years, also reflecting more burning of coal. Emissions had been roughly flat between 2014 and 2016.
The Global Carbon Project (GCP) studies the integrated picture of the carbon cycle and other interacting biogeochemical cycles, including biophysical and human dimensions and their interactions and feedbacks.
The GCP objective is covered by three themes: Diagnostics -- Patterns and variability of natural and anthropogenic carbon sources and sinks; Vulnerability -- Processes and feedbacks of the biophysical-human system; and Low Carbon -- Carbon management and policy.
(Source: Global Carbon Project, The Independent, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Global Carbon Project, www.globalcarbonproject.org
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The funds being raised by Crowd Bond investors will support the ongoing operation of the £12.9 million plant. By 31 May 2017 the plant produced 3,576 MWh of electricity and over 46,000 sq-meters of biomethane, generating £935,000 of operating income.
Downing Crowd is part of Downing LLP, an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager with over 20 years of experience, 35,000 investors and in excess of £950 million of funds under management. (Source: Downing Crowd, PR, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Downing Crowd, +44 (0) 20 7416 7780,
www.downingcrowd.co.uk; Warren Energy, www.warren-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Biomethane, Biogas, Anaerobic Digestion,
Download the Oil and Gas Methane
Emissions in New Mexico report
HERE. (Source: EDF, Think Progress, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: EDF, www.edf.org; IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Gas, Methane, Climate Change, Global Warming, Environmental Defense Fund, IEA ,
Technology is presently being developed that can take waste products such as methane and use them to produce fuel and other valuable products, while reducing pathogen levels and greenhouse gas emissions.
As part of his research, Lens will focus on finding new marine bacteria for potential energy generation, developing mathematical models for bioenergy production, creating new bioreactor configurations and then turning these ideas into a working product.
Lens will collaborate nationally with research teams in NUI Galway, the MaREI and Beacon research centres, and the Energy and Dairy Processing Technology Centres.
(Source: NUI Galway, Silicon Republic, 13 Nov., 2017)
Contact: NUI Galway, Prof. Piet Lens, +353 91 524 411, www.nuigalway.ie
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Fontavis currently manages more than €500 million in 15 portfolio companies and has a 12.25 pct stake in the offshore Trianel Windpark Borkum II. (Source: Fontavis, PR, 14Nov., 2017) Contact: Fontavis, +41 41 545 41 00, email@example.com,
www.fontavis.ch; OX2, Paul Stormoen, Managing Director, +46 70-671 18 18, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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Banks has been involved with climate policy, of which the 2C target is a fundamental tenet, since the Bush administration. Contact: George David Banks, http://www.energyandpolicy.org/george-david-banks-trump-wind-power
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, COP21,
The aviation industry has set ambitious targets to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from air transportation, including carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and beyond, and a 50 pct reduction of net aviation CO2 emissions by 2050. Currently, sustainable renewable jet fuel offers the only viable alternative to fossil liquid fuels for powering commercial aircraft, according to Neste.
(Source: Neste Oil Oyi, PR, 13 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Neste Corporation, Kaisa Hietala, VP Renewable Products , +358 10 458 4128, Paul Paoletta, Neste Aviation Solutions, + 41 79 429 11 39, email@example.com, www.neste.com;
American Airlines Corporate Communications, 817-967-1577, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Both the new construction and the repowering are set for completion by 2020. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, DesMoines Reg., Others Nov., 2017)Contact: MidAmerican Energy , Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
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The newly designed facade adds a second air chamber between the current one and the façade insulation. Both chambers are connected by the bottom of the facade. Another feature is an innovative element at the top to control the air flow in the chambers, based on the gradient of the temperature outside and inside the building.
(Source: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, AZO Cleantech, 14 Nov., 2017) Contact: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, +91 336 30 60, www.upm.es
The financing includes $30 million for comprehensive energy efficiency retrofits in 30 government-owned buildings and the installation of LED lighting in another 50 facilities. The improvements are expected to save approximately $7 million per in energy costs. The financing will also support energy planning and management and contribute to the government's energy efficiency improvement and energy diversification program as well as a universal transport management system.
The $40 million loan is being co-financed by the IDB, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the European Union Caribbean Investment Facility (EU-CIF). (Source: IDB , Caribbean News Now, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: IDB, Therese Turner-Jones, GM Caribbean Country Department, www.iadb.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Inter-American Development Bank,
ESCOs, which execute a variety of building energy efficiency services, have been instrumental in providing access to energy efficiency technologies and services in market segments that would not normally be able to consider or afford these types of capital-intensive projects.
According to the report, the energy savings performance contract financing structure, which requires little to no upfront capital and moves the financial risk of the project from the end-use customer to the ESCO, is driving the market forward in mature and maturing regions, particularly for public sector customers, municipalities, schools, hospitals and others.
The study provides an analysis of market dynamics for the main ESCO customer segments, including market barriers and drivers, regional opportunities and challenges, and the competitive landscape. Global market forecasts, segmented by region, country, and customer and equipment type, extend through 2026. The report also examines the ESCO value chain and financing models.
Download a report overview HERE. (Source: Navigant Research, PR, 14 Nov., 2017) Contact: Navigant Research
Lindsay Funicello-Paul, +1-781-270-8456, ]email@example.com, www.navigantresearch.com, www.navigant.com
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The company's Small Business Energy Solutions program includes free energy audits with qualified contractors, cost-sharing projects and energy-cost-savings opportunities for lighting, refrigeration and other business uses.
Among the projects in which Eversource is engaged, the company is working on key upgrades and modernizations in Keene, including a significant reliability project in the downtown area with a complete upgrade to the electrical infrastructure system and grid modernization.
The project, which is expected to be completed this year, is part of the nearly $370 million Eversource has invested recently in New Hampshire.
(Source: Eversource NW, Sentinel Source, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Eversource NH, Allison McLean, Community Relations Manager, (800) 662-7764, www.eversource.com
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Under the program, residents pay nothing out-of-pocket for the improvements, but instead pay off the loan over time through their monthly utility bill. To qualify, the resident's saving needs to be at least 20 pct greater than the cost of the improvements.
Renters or homeowners have a contractor complete an energy audit to identify the needed energy improvements, which are made by the contractor and then paid for by the local utility cooperative. A utility representative then inspects the house to make sure the work was done correctly.
(Source: EEtility, Billings Gazette, Nov., 2017)
Contact: EEtility, Tammy Agard, Pres., (501) 351-5212, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The new LED fixtures use approximately 40 to 60 pct less electricity than the current systems and have a longer service life and require less maintenance than old model street lights. Winona used approximately about 5 million kilowatt hours annually between its buildings and other requirements.
(Source: Xcel Energy, City of Winona, Winona Daily News, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com; City of Winona, www.cityofwinona.com
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In view of the dimensions of the AD plant, the structural preparations already started in September 2017. In early 2018, WELTEC BIOPOWER will begin installing the six new stainless-steel digesters and the two pre-storage tanks for the slurry. With WELTEC's custom-developed process control system CeMOS, the entire biogas plant will be fully automated from the end of 2018.
Two gas boilers use part of the biogas that is produced every day to generate heat for the biogas process. Most of the biogas is piped to a neighbouring milk powder production facility where it covers up to 35 pct of the heat required for the drying process.
(Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, PR, 14 Nov., 2017)
Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries, +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220, email@example.com, www.weltec-biopower.de
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The new facility will recycle waste oils and fats into high-quality biodiesel using BDI's patented RepCAT technology. In contrast to the standard biodiesel process, RepCAT features a low-cost recyclable catalyst and avoids complex by-product treatment.
Crimson Renewable Energy claims to be the largest biodiesel producer in California. (Source: BDI, Biofuels Int'l, 14 Nov., 2017)
Contact: BDI-BioEnergy International, +43 316 400 9100, www.bdi-bioenergy.com; Crimson Renewable Energy LP, Harry Simpson, CEO, (720) 475-5400, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.crimsonrenewable.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Crimson Renewable Energy, Biodiesel, BDI,
According to Sarah Caswell, Edeniq VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, "it is critical that the EPA issue its final 2018 RFS rule with a cellulosic RVO at the level originally proposed to OMB in May, so that the RFS law will continue to work as Congress intended. By setting the 2018 cellulosic RVO at the level which reflects actual expected production for next year, EPA will be sending the all-important signal to the market that will give cellulosic producers and investors the confidence they count on to maximize growth and production. This progress will help meet the RFS cellulosic statutory volume requirements set by Congress a decade ago."
Edeniq's processes for producing and measuring low-cost cellulosic ethanol requires zero capital investment and can be easily integrated into existing biorefineries. Edeniq currently sells or licenses its technologies to ethanol plants in the United States. (Source: Edeniq, PR, Bus. Wire, 10 Nov., 2017) Contact:
Sarah Caswell, VP, Gov. Affairs, 402-935-3081
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