Xcel also recently announced it plans to increase its statewide renewable portfolio from the present 30 pct to 55 pct by 2026.
The city of Boulder is aiming to acquire Xcel's local assets and start a new city-run utility more focused on renewables and fighting climate change.
Xcel is opposed to the city's plan. (Source: Xcel Energy, Boulder Daily Camera, 9 Nov., 2017)
Contact: City of Boulder, Boulder Regional Sustainability Coordinator Jonathan Koehn, www.greenbiz.com/users/jonathan-koehn; Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, IBM, Solar,
"We (the coalition) should have a seat at the (COP23) table and the ability to work with our peers in other nations. That is the aim of our pavilion." -- Former NYC Mayor, billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg launching AMERICAS PLEDGE a coalition of cities, states and businesses representing more than half of the US economy in Boon, 11 Nov., 2017.
Bloomberg, the UN climate body's special envoy for cities, said non-state actors had already taken the US "half way" to meeting the national carbon-cutting pledge made under former president Barack Obama: a 26-28 pct cut in emissions from 2005 levels by 2025.
IEA Energy Services owns the operating assets of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, a company created to acquire and manage firms delivering infrastructure solutions for the renewable energy and infrastructure industries.
M-III will be renamed as Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc (IEA), which will own all of the existing renewable energy EPC businesses of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives.
The IEA businesses have reportedly installed around 7,200 wind turbines in about 200 projects totaling over 14GW of electricity.
(Source: IEA Energy Services, CTBR, 6 Nov., 2017)
Contact: IEA Energy Services, JP Roehm, CEO, https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-p-roehm-427a8119; M-III Partners, Mohsin Meghji, CEO, (212) 716-1491, www.miiipartners.com
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Outgoing New Jersey Governor and Trunp supporter Chris Christie -- using typical Trump terminology -- called the program "gimmicky" and a "failure" when he withdrew his state from it beginning in 2012.
Participating RGGI states -- Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont -- agree to limit pollution from power plants and to allow energy producers to bid against each other in auctions for the right to emit carbon. To date, the RGGI auctions have raised $2.7 billion that is being used to fund clean-energy and energy efficiency programs.
(Source: WNPR, RGGI, Various Media, 9 Nov., 2017)
Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
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The House version of the legislation proposes to cut the value of the credit and change the start of construction terms for qualification. According to AWEA, the House bill changes are "sending shock waves through the market" and if passed into law could slash the number of new US wind energy project in half. (Source: AWEA, BNEF, Renewables Now, Others 10 Nov., 2017) Contact: AWEA , Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News AWEA, Wind, Wind Production Tax Credit,
The IMO also reports the significant global reduction in the sulphur content of the fuel oil used by ships from 1 January 2020 is expected to further contribute to maritime GHG emissions through the anticipated resulting uptake of alternative fuels.
IMO also noted its capacity-building and technical cooperation with the UNDP-GEF-IMO global energy efficiency project (GloMEEP) and the European-Union funded maritime technology cooperation centre's network (GMN) project.
(Source: IMO, Marine Link, 7 Nov., 2017)Contact:
IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News IMO, Maritime Emissions, GHGs, Greenhouse Gas,
Construction is expected to get under way in spring of 2018 for completion before the year end. MGE acquired the rights to the shovel-ready site in 2016 from RPM Access LLC, the original developer. (Source: Madison Gas and Elec., Renewables Now, Nov., 2017) Contact: Madison Gas and Electric , Gary Wolter, CEO, (608) 252-7222, www.mge.com; RPM Access LLC, www.rpmaccess.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Madison Gas and Electric , Wind,
Ameren Illinois also recognized Bloomington for completing 280 residential and business energy saving projects in the last year. Ameren also granted the city $2,500 to support replacing florescent lighting with LEDs in Bloomington City Hall.
(Source: Ameren Illinois, WJBC, 7 Nov., 2017) Contact: Ameren Illinois, Carla Campbell-Jackson, Snr. Mgr., www.ameren.com/illinois
City of Bloomington, www.cityblm.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Illinois, City of Bloomington, Energy Efficiency,
CDFA, which also administers the Alternative Manure Management Program promoting non-digester manure management practices to reduce methane emissions, received 53 applications requesting a total of $29.5 million in grants.
Financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters comes from California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that uses Cap-and-Trade program funds to support the state's climate goals. CDFA and other state agencies are investing these proceeds in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide additional benefits to California communities.
The Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) and Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap and Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions.
(Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture, PR, Nov., 2017) Contact 2017 Dairy Digester Research and Development Program www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/dd;
www.cdfa.ca.gov; California Climate Investments, www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov
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BayWa r.e. will assume technical operations management of the plant as well as train farmers to use and monitor the storage systems.
(Source: Baywa, Energy Storage, 7 Nov., 2017) Contact: BayWa r.e. GmbH, Christof Thannbichler, Managing Director Solar Projects, Matthias Taft, CEO, +49 (89) 383932 131, www.baywa-re.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e., Solar, Energy Storage,
The Navy's Energy and Water Management Awards Program is designed to promote excellence in the areas of efficiency, management, renewable energy, new technology, training innovation and awareness.
To win the award, Camp Lejeune took action to reduce usage by $15.3 million annually by creating a steam decentralization project.
The $150 million project allowed the installation to transition from burning coal to burning natural gas, a more environmentally friendly alternative that reduced CO2 emissions by 70,000 tpy and saves 87 million gpy of water. (Source: Camp Lejune Globe, 9 Nov., 2017) Contact: US Marine Corp Camp Lejune, www.lejeune.marines.mil
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
More than half the carbon stored in soil is more than 1 foot beneath the surface, and at that depth the organic matter in the soil is almost entirely associated with minerals.
Studying samples from China and Puerto Rico, the team found that mineral interactions rather than microbial activity was influencing carbon and nitrogen storage levels.
(Source: Washington State Univ., Science Alert, 11 Nov., 2017) Contact: Washington State University, Marc Kramer, firstname.lastname@example.org, //labs.wsu.edu/kramerlab/marc-g-kramer
More Low-Carbon Energy News Soil Carbon, Carbon Sink, CO2, Carbon Dioxice,
Under the new partnership, some contents of TUV Rheinland's global Certipedia certificate database will be fed into GIGA's online material data hub, Origin, which includes certified, environment-friendly building materials and products. This will empower designers to easily find and source green, healthy and sustainable building products. TUV Rheinland's Certipedia database will be integrated into Origin's infrastructure in the fall of 2017.
GIGA's assessment infrastructure, tools and metrics are used by hundreds of companies to track and communicate the health performance of their buildings and indoor spaces. (Source: TUV Rheinland, Nov., 2017) Contact:
TUV Rhineland, Holger Kunz, Executive VP Products, www.tuv.com; GIGA, www.gigabase.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News GIGA, TUV Rheinland, Sustainable Building,
NAIT researchers will work to develop fuel moisture management technology for dimethyl ether (DME), which is a cleaner-burning diesel fuel alternative made from natural gas or methanol produced from biomass feedstock.
The technology aims to remove any residual water from the DME before injection into the engine, eliminated the risk of corrosion and reduced performance.
NAIT plans to test the technology using Mack trucks from Westcan's operating in Alberta.
(Source: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Truck West, 9 Nov., 2017) Contact: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Dr. Glenn Feltham, Pres., CEO, (780) 471-6248, www.nait.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News DME, Biofuel, Ethanol, LOw-Carbon Fuel,
Under the Paris agreement, the EU has committed to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% pct by 2030 while modernizing the EU's economy and delivering on jobs and growth for all European citizens. In 2016, EU emissions decreased by 0.7 pct while GDP grew by 1.9 pct.
The EU is one of the major economies with the lowest per capita emissions, and the emissions per unit of GDP continue to fall. The progress report also looks at the EU's contribution to international climate action. In 2016, the EU and its Member States continued to be a major provider of climate finance to developing countries, increasing their overall contribution to last year reach €20.2 billion.
(Source: EU, EC,New Europe Online/KG, 7 Nov., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News COP23, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
While still requiring final IMO verification, ICS said current emissions reduction measures undertaken by the maritime industry has reduced the annual CO2 emissions to about 8 pct below the 2008 peak, despite a 30 pct increase in maritime trade. Various IMO member states have called for ship emissions reductions in the range of 50 to 70 pct by 2050 and 2060
(Source: ICS, American Shipper, 7 Nov., 2017)
Contact: IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Chamber of Shipping, www.ics-shipping.org
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"This remains one of the only commercial energy storage projects of its kind in the UK as a fully flexible energy storage platform," according to RedT CEO Scott McGregor.
(Source: RedT Energy, Stock Market Wire, 13 Nov., 2017)
Contact: RedT Energy, Scott McGregor, CEO, +44 (0) 207 061 6233, www.redtenergy.com; Centrica Plc, www.centrica.com
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The agreement is slated to begin in 2018 and features a competitive fixed price for gas.
Contracted quantities will be lower in the contract's early years to allow for Methanex's pre-existing natural gas forward purchase contracts, and will increase to roughly 50,000 MMBtu/d -- approximately 80 pct -90 pct -- of the plant's gas requirements from 2023, according to a Metrhanex statement.
(Source: Methanex, SP Global, 9 Nov., 2017) Contact: Methanex, John Floren, Pres., CEO, (604) 661 2600, www.methanex.com; Painted Pony Energy, (403) 475-0440, www.paintedpony.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanex, Methanol,
ACT's proprietary process will use industrial CO2 emissions, natural gas, water, and electricity to produce methanol
which can be used as a fuel and in products like plastics and adhesives. (Source: Advanced Chemicals Technologies, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Blackburn, Nov., 2017) Contact: Advanced Chemical Technologies Inc., Doug Beynon, Pres., (405) 843-2585, www.advchemtech.com;
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, (226) 778-0020, /www.bincanada.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol, Biochemical, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada ,
While a building's energy expense is typically up to 30 pct of its operating cost, energy intensity and cost have not historically been included in the building appraisal or pro forma. As a result, mortgage underwriters have not generally included this information in the underwriting process. With building energy data and benchmarking data becoming more and more available -- 25 of the largest U.S. cities and California presently require energy disclosure -- it will be easier for appraisers and underwriters to include these data in their evaluation process. If energy efficiency can be correlated to mortgage default rates, it could have a significant impact on energy disclosure and possibly even mortgage interest rates.
Download the full Impact of Energy Factors on Default
Risk in Commercial Mortgages
report HERE. (Source: LBL, UC-Berkeley, Oct., 2017)
(Contact: City Energy Project , www.cityenergyproject.org
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Biodico's Zero Net Energy Farm (ZNEF) is partially funded by the California Energy Commission and is the world's first fully sustainable liquid biofuel facility to help address energy needs and climate goals in California's Central Valley.
Privately held Biodico builds, owns and operates sustainable biofuel and renewable energy facilities; conducts R&D with the U.S. Navy; and collaborates with strategic joint venture partners to patent and commercialize proprietary technologies for the sustainable multi-feedstock modular production of next-generation biofuels. (Source: Biodico, Inc., PR, 7 Nov., 2017) Contact: Biodico, Trey Teall, VP Operations, (805) 683-8103, www.biodico.com
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The Canadian CFS would require fuel producers to reduce the carbon intensity of their products and require the blending of ethanol, biodiesel and/or renewable diesel with petroleum-based fuels. The CFS The standard aims to cut 30 million tonnes of annual greenhouse gas emissions total by 2030, which is more than one-third of the emissions cuts predicted from the entire Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
A CFS could add 5 cents to the price of a litre of gasoline in addition to the 11.6 cents a litre a $50 a tonne carbon price is expected to add.
(Source: Clean Energy Canada, CleanTech Canada, Canadian Manufacturing, Others, Nov., 2017)
Contact: Clean Energy Canada, Jeremy Moorhouse, Snr. Policy Analyst, (604) 947-2200, www.cleanenergycanada.org
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The co-op members will provide the initial equity capital but are looking to raise additional money via crowdfunding to acquire a mini-tanker to transport the fuel and other equipment.
The co-op's first biodiesel production is expected to be delivered in January, 2018.
(Source: Kapiti Biodiesel Coop. PR, Co-op News, 8 Nov., 2017) Contact: Kapiti Biodiesel Co-op, http://www.ica-ap.coop/icanews/introducing-kapiti-biodiesel-cooperative
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,
With the addition of this solar facility, EPE will increase its utility-scale renewable energy solar resources to a total of 115 MWs.
The Holloman solar facility is expected to be operational in Q3, 2018.
The 56,000 thin-film module solar facility will generate enough clean energy to power more than 1,700 homes annually. (Source: El Paso Electric, USAF, Alamagordo News, 8 Nov., 2017) Contact: El Paso Electric, Mary Kipp, Pres., CEO, Richard Turner, VP Corporate Development, (800) 592-1634, www.epelectric.com;
Holloman AFB, www.holloman.af.mil
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The project, which will be owned and operated by Building Energy, is expected to be completed and online in the spring of 2018. The project has signed PPAs with
the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and Anne Arundel County Board of Education. (Source: Building Energy, Waste360, Various Others, Nov. 8, 2017) Contact: Building Energy, Fabrizio Zago, CEO , www.buildingenergy.it
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,
Fiji, which is the presiding President of the COP23 conference now underway in Bonn to 17 Nov., says COP 23 brings a sense of urgency as several Pacific islands are threatened by rising sea level and could soon disappear underwater. (Source: Fiji Times, 6 Nov., 2017) Contact: COP23 President Fifi, www.cop23.com.fj
More Low-Carbon Energy News CDM, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Offsets, Carbon Footprint,
The study analyzed 17 policies adopted by various states relating to climate and energy. States that adopted a mandatory policy for power plants to register and report greenhouse gas emissions showed the largest reductions, at an average of 2.6 million metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.
The second most significant policy involved public benefit funds allotted for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. That policy was associated with a reduction of 1.5 million tons of CO2 emissions from power plants.
The study is unclear on whether one of these single policies was the actual driver of the reduction in emissions, or an indicator that a state takes climate change mitigation seriously and is attacking the issue on many fronts, the report authors claim.
For instance, three states -- New York, Connecticut and Oregon -- have each adopted both of the top two most effective policies, along with at least eight others.
Georgia, on the other hand, has adopted only one state policy to curb power plant emissions -- calling for voluntary reporting of emissions. Emissions are on the rise in Georgia, along with several other states that had adopted a voluntary reporting policy, the analysis showed.
(Source: Emory Health Sciences, PR, 6 Nov., 2017) Contact: Emory Health Sciences, Carol Clark, (404) 727-0501, email@example.com, www.emory.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
The company is also seeking to raise approximately $4 billion from the sale of some of its other renewables assets in a move to cut costs and reduce debt. (Source: NRG, Pacific Business News, 8 Nov., 2017) Contact: Hawaiian Electric NRG Energy, Mauricio Gutierrez, CEO, (609) 524-4500, www.nrgenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NRG Energy, Solar,
The Center will focus on new technologies that could improve energy production, enhance energy efficiency and other efforts to mitigate the risk of climate change. ExxonMobil will support the center's wide range of early-stage research projects while the company's researchers and scientists collaborate with students and faculty at the two universities, as well as other industry contributors, once the center opens in early 2019.
In previous similar ExxonMobil initiatives, in 2014 the company became a founding member of the MIT Energy Initiative with a five-year, $25-million commitment to support faculty and student research efforts. In 2016, ExxonMobil announced a $15 million investment as a leading member of the University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute exploring transformational energy innovations. ExxonMobil is also a founding member of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University, supported by a $100-million commitment announced in 2002. GCEP is focused on developing fundamental, game-changing scientific breakthroughs that could lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions and a less carbon-intensive global energy system. (Source: ExxonMobil, World Oil, 7 Nov., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News ExxonMobil , Carbon Emissions, Climate Change ,
"We're not there yet, and I can't tell you exactly what all the technical hurdles are, (but) the goal ultimately is to have a large, worldwide carbon trading system -- with California, in some way, linking with the European Union an immediate goal," the governor added.
(Source: Capital Public Radio, 7 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Governor of California, Edmund G. (Jerry) Browm, (916) 445-2841, http://gov.ca.gov
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Automakers that miss the desired targets would, under the proposed legislation, be subject to penalties as high as €95 ($110) per gram of CO2 above the prescribed limit. The proposal requires approval by the 28 EU members states and the European Parliament before becoming law. The auto industry has warned the 30 pct might be "overly challenging."
(Source: EC, Various Media, Deutsche Welle, 8 Nov., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vehicle Emissions, COs,
In addition to any climate measures that IMO may adopt, unrelated regulatory initiatives are likely to lead to emissions reductions in the near term due to "significant increases in marine fuels and the switch by the entire world fleet to low sulphur fuels." "This should greatly incentivize, to the extent this is possible, the further reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by ships.," the ICS says.
(Source: International Chamber of Shipping , MarExec,, 7 Nov., 2017) Contact: IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Chamber of Shipping, www.ics-shipping.org
International Chamber of Shipping,
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The facility's renewable diesel production capacity is currently being increased from 160 million gpy to 275 million gpy, as of Q2, 2018. If completed, the new capacity would be available early in 2021.
Darling Ingredients recovers and converts used cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients. (Source: Darling Ingedients, PR, MarketInsider, 7 Nov., 2017). Contact: Darling Ingredients, (972) 717-0300, http://ir.darlingii.com; Valero Energy, (800) 324-8464, www.valero.com; Diamond Green Diesel, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.diamondgreendiesel.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Darling Ingredients, Valero, Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel, Green Diesel,
Although Goldman Sachs pegged the facility's value at $450 million, the deal closed at $754 million to accommodate a binding 30-year contract that called for the city to pay GREC about $70 million per year over the next 26 years -- $1.9 billion -- even if the city did not use the facility's available energy.
(Source: Gainesville.com, 7 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, Jim Gordon, Pres., (386) 315-8010, email@example.com, www.gainesvillebiomass.com
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The project is expected to have a significant "demonstration effect" with regards to bioEnergy and showcase Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) as an anchor for renewable energy power generation as well as have a significant impact on the region's economy.
SEFA is a US$95-million multi-donor facility funded by the governments of Denmark, the UK, the United States and Italy, and is hosted by the Renewable Energy Department of the AfDB.
(Source: African Development Bank Group, PR, 9 Nov., 2017) Contact: African Development Bank, www.afdb.org; Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, www.se4all-africa.org
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The 50-MW Turquoise Nevada solar project, to be constructed in the Reno Technology Park will benefit from a 25-year PPA and is expected to be operational by the end of 2020. The Turquoise Nevada solar project is a venture of Estuary Capital Advisors and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas. NV Energy has submitted a separate request with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to utilize the NV GreenEnergy Rider program to help a major customer offset 100 percent of its next phase of growth with solar energy.
If approved, the new solar energy projects will be operational on or before September 1, 2020.
(Source: NV Energy, Various Media, 8 Nov., 2017) Contact: NV Energy , Pat Egan, VP Renewable Energy and Smart Infrastructure, www.nvenergy.com
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In the UK and Europe, buildings that are sold or rented is required to present an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) that details the building's energy consumption, efficiency and related information to potential purchasers or renters. UK and European homes with higher EPC ratings have been shown to command a higher rental of sale value.
In the UK and Europe, the EPC has been a mandatory part of the buying, selling and renting process since 2008. In December 2016, the PanCanadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change -- Canada's country-wide climate change plan -- federal, provincial, and territorial governments agreed to work together on a program similar to the UK's. The Canadian program would require building energy use labels as early as 2019.
(Source: NRC, 7 Nov., 2017) Contact: Natural Resources Canada, (343) 292-6100, www.nrcan.gc.ca; Energy Savings Trust, www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
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The program , which is focused on buildings of 25,000 square-feet or more, will gather and utilize data with the US DOE's Energy Star Portfolio Manager software and enroll the building with the city by Dec. 31.
The program is sponsored by the City of Des Moines; the Greater Des Moines Partnership; MidAmerican Energy; the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects, central Iowa section; Urban Land Institute Iowa; the U.S. Green Building Council, Iowa chapter; the Iowa Economic Development Authority energy office; and the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency. (Source: City of Des Moines, Business Record, 7 Nov., 2017)
Contact: City of Des Moines, City Manager, (515) 283-4141, www.dmgov.org; Greater Des Moines Partnership, (515) 286-4950, www.dsmpartnership.com
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The Ameren program offers cash incentives and technical assistance to businesses for improving their energy efficiency.
The moves at Kraft Heinz will save (Source: Ameren, Kirksville Daily Express, 7 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Ameren Missouri, Rich Wright, Manager Energy Efficiency,
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The Elbow Creek installation is expected to demonstrate the environmental and commercial commercial viability of combining energy storage with renewable generation as well as correct short-term grid imbalances with high-speed frequency regulation services and move blocks of generation as needed. (Source: NRG Energy, Toshiba, Power Engineering, 7 Nov., 2017)
Contact: NRG Energy Inc., (609) 524-4500, www.nrgenergy.com
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The cladding combines Heliatek's flexible and ultra-light HeliaFilm solar film with LafargeHolcim's prefabricated Ductal panels to create an integrated solar energy-generation system.
Heliatek offers a range of ultra-light (1 kg/sqm), thin, solar films with CO2 life cycle impact close to five times less than traditional crystalline photovoltaics.
(Source: LafargeHochim, 7 Nov., 2017) Contact: LafargeHockim, www.lafargeholcim.com; Heliatek, +49 351 21303430, www.heliatek.com
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The owners of existing buildings could get a waiver and pay a fee in lieu of installing a green roof at the time of roof replacement if their building was not engineered to withstand the additional weight of a green roof. (Source: Builder, Various Media, Denverite, 6 Nov., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Roof, Solar. Energy Efficiency,
The 178m (584ft) tall turbine is mounted on a 246.5 meter (809 foot) tower measured from the tips of the extended upward blades. For every added meter in height, the annual energy output is upped by 0.5-1 pct due to lower turbulence and stronger, more consistent winds. The tower is equipped with
a pumped-storage that can provide up to 16 MW in power.
(Source: Max Bogl Wind AG, Electrek, Others, 5 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Max Bogl Wind AG,
+49 9181 909-0 www.mbrenewables.com/en/pilot-projec
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If successful, the pilot project would be repeated on a larger scale in the seabed somewhere between Durban and Richards Bay. The commercial-scale facility would enable ESKOM, the country's dominant utility, and other large industrial operations to continue burning coal and other fossil fuels for decades.
(Source: South Africa Department of Energy and South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage.Business Day, 2 Nov., 2017) Contact: Department of Energy and South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage, www.sacccs.org.za
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Scotland has exceeded the target of 500 MW from locally-owned, locally-sourced renewables by 2020, and has accordingly revised the goal upwards to 1,000 MW (one gigawatt) produced.
Scotland is also aiming for a 42 pct reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 1990 levels by 2020.
(Source: University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences, Irish Times, 5 Nov., 2017) Contact: University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences, +44 131 651 7068, www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences
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BJCE, which became active in Australia in 2014, says it plans to have a 1GW portfolio here by the end of 2020.
The company plans to begin construction of the wind farm in mid 2018, for completion and commissioning in Q2 of 2019. (Source: BJCE, Renew Economy, Others, 6 Nov., 2017) Contact: Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy, www.jncec.com/jingneng
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, China Wind,