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"We Are Still In" on Paris Climate Agreement Declaration Represents 120 Million Americans and $6.2Tn U.S. Economy (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
Paris Climate Agreement
Date: 2017-06-14
A grand total of 1,219 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S. or with significant operations in the U.S., representing the broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action, today declared their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions.

Together, these leaders are sending a strong signal to the international community and the 194 other parties to the Paris Agreement about the continued commitment of the U.S. to ambitious action on climate change absent leadership at the federal level. In the aggregate, the signatories are delivering concrete emissions reductions that will help meet America's emissions pledge under the Paris Agreement.

Signatories include leaders from 125 cities, 9 states, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities. Participating cities and states represent 120 million Americans and contribute $6.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, and include Oregon and cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Houston as well as smaller cities like Pittsburgh and Dubuque. A mixture of private universities, state schools and community colleges have added their institutions to the statement. In total the businesses and investors account for a total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include over 20 Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Nike, in addition to hundreds of small businesses, have also signed the statement.

The statement calls "The Trump administration's announcement [one that] undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change [and a move which is] out of step with what is happening in the United States." The signers all understand that the Paris Agreement is a blueprint for job creation, stability and global prosperity and that accelerating the United States' clean energy transition is an opportunity -- not a liability -- to create jobs, spur innovation, promote trade and ensure American competitiveness. By declaring that "we are still in," the signatories are putting the best interests of their constituents, customers, students and communities first while assuring the rest of the world that American leadership on climate change extends well beyond the federal government.

In addition to this statement, since Trump's announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, 211 Climate Mayors have adopted the Paris Agreement goals for their cities, 13 Governors have formed the bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance, and 17 governors have released individual statements standing by Paris. Today's statement embraces this rapidly growing movement of sub-national and civil society leaders, by announcing that not only are these leaders stepping forward, they are stepping forward together. (Source: We Are Still In, June, 2017) Contact: We Are Still In,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement,  Climate Change,  

GE Energy Financial Touts Renewables Investments (Ind. Report)
GE Energy Financial Services
Date: 2017-06-14
Stamford, Conn.-based GE Energy Financial Services (GEEFS) reported late last month that its cumulative investments in wind, solar and hydroelectric have surpassed $15 billion since 2006. GEEFS says the scope of its investment shows the increasing economic viability of fossil fuel alternatives and its ability to withstand President Donald Trump's decision last week to pull the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris climate accord.

GEEFS presently invests about $2 billion to $3 billion each year -- $1 billion to $1.5 billion of which goes to renewable energy projects in 17 countries, including Mexico, Canada, India, Japan and France. Wind energy accounts for 75 pct of the total, 18 pct goes to solar and 7 pct for renewable technologies. Recent wind investments include the first U.S. offshore wind farm, located a few miles from Block Island, R.I., and the Merkur wind farm in the North Sea off the coast of Germany. GEEFS invests primarily in projects that use GE equipment. (Source: GE Energy Financial Services , Stamford Advocate, 11 June, 2017) Contact: GE Energy Financial Services, Kevin Walsh, Managing Director Renewable Energy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Energy Financial Services ,  

Inn2POWER Offshore Wind Energy Initiative Launched (Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-06-14
The EU is touting the launch of its Inn2POWER -- Innovation to Push Offshore Wind Energy Regions Initiative comprised of eleven partners from the five leading offshore wind clusters in the North Sea Region. It is the first project in which regional clusters from Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Germany will work together to link small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across borders to foster their involvement in innovative business collaboration.

The goal is to expand innovation capacity, improve access to the offshore wind industry and provide targeted support to help SMEs develop transnational business connections and collaborative innovation.

The four-year project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Interreg North Sea Region Programme. (Source: Inn2POWER, PR, Offshore Wind, 12 June, 2017 Contact: Inn2Power, European Regional Development Fund,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  

Gulf of Maine to Host Most Offshore Wind, says BOEM (Ind. Report)
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Date: 2017-06-14
Researchers from U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) are projecting that the Northeast will make up about one-third of U.S. offshore wind generation by 2050. The agency cites high wind speeds and shallow water depths that "allow for more cost effective construction with currently available wind turbine platform technology" for its projection.

BOEM also projects that the waters farther off the Gulf of Maine with faster winds will likely require floating turbines, like the design in development at the University of Maine -- see our March 14, 2016 UMass Developing Multiple Offshore Wind Anchorage System coverage for details. (Source: BOEM, BDN Maine, June, 2017) Contact: BOEM, (202) 208-6474,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind Turbines,  

Vestas Offers Massive 9.5-MW Offshore Wind Turbine (Int'l)
MHI Vestas
Date: 2017-06-14
Danish wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas is reporting the June 6th launch of its new V164¬9.5 MW offshore wind turbine with 80 meter blades weighing 35 tonnes each.

According to Vestas, a single V164¬9.5 MW can generate sufficient energy for 8,300 uk homes. The V164¬9.5 MW Nacelle measures 20 meters long, 8m wide and 8m high, and has a swept area larger than the London Eye. (Source: MHI Vestas, 12 June, 2017) Contact: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Jens Tommerup, CEO, +45 88 44 89 00,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine,  MHI Vestas ,  Offshore Wind,  Wind Turbine,  

White House Confirms Receipt of EPA Clean Power Plan Rollback Rulemaking Document (Reg & Leg)
Clean Power Plan
Date: 2017-06-14
The White House Office of Management and Budget is reporting receipt of the U.S. EPA's proposed rulemaking for rescinding the Obama administration implemented Clean Power Plan. The Plan calls for states to reduce electric power generation carbon emissions 32 pct below 2005 levels by 2030. It was central to U.S. international climate commitments to slash emissions 26 pct by 2025.

The rulemaking to rescind the Clean Power Plan focuses on the Trump administration's often repeated contention that it is "illegal" and "too expensive for the Umited States." Environmental groups and advocates are fighting the move and the EPA still doesn't know whether the agency will try to replace the rule with less stringent standards which could also mean conceding that the agency will have to regulate greenhouse gases eventually.

The text of the rulemaking document is not yet available. (Source: White House Office of Management and Budget, June, 2017) Contact: White House Office of Management and Budget,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Power Plan,  

Floating Compressed Air Energy Storage System Being Developed in Malta (New Prod & Tech)
University of Malta
Date: 2017-06-14
The University of Malta Department of Mechanical Engineering reports it is developing a compressed air energy storage technology integrated into a floating platform that can support a number of offshore systems, including wind turbines.

The Floating Liquid-piston Accumulator using Seawater under Compression (FLASC) uses a double-chamber compressed air system for large-scale energy storage in the offshore environment. The dual chamber concept eliminates wide pressure and temperature fluctuations.

The FLASC concept developers -- Dr. Daniel Buhagiar during his Ph.D. research under the supervision of Prof. Ing. Tonio Sant -- are planning to construct a small-scale prototype for deployment later this year. Development of the prototype is being carried out in partnership with Medserv plc., with support from the Institute for Sustainable Energy of the University of Malta. FLASC is being financed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) through the FUSION Technology Development Programme. (Source: University of Malta, PR,, June, 2017) Contact: University of Malta, Mechanial Engineering, Dr. Daniel Buhagiar, +356 2340 2340,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Compressed Air Energy Storage,  Energy Storage,  

ElectraTherm Generates Biomass Power in Maryland (Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-06-14
Reno, Nevada-based ElectraTherm is reporting the shipment of a Power-plus Generator 4400 to Maryland, where it will use a combination of waste chicken litter biomass and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) technology to generate clean energy.

ElectraTherm utilizes Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and proprietary technologies to generate power from low temperature heat ranging from 77-122 degrees C. ElectraTherm offers 3 sizes of Power+ Generator: the 4200 generates up to 35kWe; the 4400 generates up to 65kWe; and the 6500 is the largest size model generating up to 110kWe. Power+ Generators utilize waste heat on applications such as internal combustion engines, biomass, flare gas methane and other fluids. (Source: ElectraTherm, PR, 12 June., 2016) Contact: ElectraTherm, (775) 398-4680, (877)883-7101,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ElectraTherm,  Biomass,  

ASID HQ Scores Both LEED and WELL Platinum (Ind. Report)
American Society of Interior Designers
Date: 2017-06-14
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) reports that its headquarters office is the first space in the world to receive both International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) Platinum certification and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Platinum Certification for its 8,500 square-foot office in Washington, D.C.

Administered by IWBI, the WELL Building Standard is an evidence and performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features that impact human health and wellness in the built environment. (Source: American Society of Interior Designers, PR. 12 June, 2017) Contact: International WELL Building Institute, Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO, Callie Stanton, (646) 654-3438,,; ASID,; USGBC, (202) 552-1500,

More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC,  LEED Certification,  Energy Efficiency,  WELL Building Standard,  

CSUN Scores Third LEED Energy Efficiency Cert. (Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-06-14
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) reports its new Extended University Commons (EUC) building has been awarded USGBC LEED Gold certification for energy efficiency. Two other campus buildings are LEED certified.

The EUC building received 17 of 26 points for sustainable sites, 5 of 10 for water efficiency, 31 of 35 for energy and atmosphere, 4 of 14 for materials and resources, 11 of 15 for indoor environmental quality, 4 of 6 innovation in design and 2 of 2 for regional priority credits for a grand total of 74 points for LEED certification (Source: CSUN, PR, CSUN Today, 12 June, 2017) Contact: CSUN, Department of Facilities Planning Design and Construction, Catherine R. Kniazewycz, Director,; USGBC, (202) 552-1500,

More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Gold,  Energy Efficiency,  US Green Building Council,  

BIO, ABBC Seek Support for Summertime E15 Use (Ind. Report)
Biotechnology Innovation Organization ,Advanced Biofuels Business Council
Date: 2017-06-14
In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) reports that over 25 advanced biofuel producers and trade associations have sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, asking them to support the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S.517)

Under current law, E15 cannot be sold during the summer driving season in many states. In 1990, Congress limited the amount of evaporative emissions from vehicle fuel at 9 psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP). At the time, Congress specified that E10 would receive a 1 psi RVP waiver, in recognition of E10's overall lower emissions profile. S.517 will extend the RVP waiver to ethanol blends above 10 pct. The letter states, in part:

"This legislation (S.517) is vital to the advanced biofuels industry, which is making significant progress in expanding production of advanced and cellulosic biofuels. Fixing the RVP issue will ensure that E15 can be sold year round in any state where E15 is approved and give our advanced and cellulosic fuels an opportunity to compete at the pump.

"Moving to E15 not only reduces the cost of gasoline by between 5 and 15 cents per gallon, but also reduces emissions harmful to the environment. Recent analysis from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization indicates that in just the summer months E15 can reduce GHGs equivalent to taking 2.1 million vehicles off the road. In addition to the environmental benefits, the Energy and Environmental Studies Institute has written that E15 can lower the public health impacts from transportation emissions like cancer and asthma."

Download S.517 -- GHG Benefits of the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, HERE.

BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. (Source: Biotechnology Innovation Organization, 12 June, 2017) Contact: BIO, Paul Winters, (202) 962-9237,; Advanced Biofuels Business Council,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biotechnology Innovation Organization ,  Biofuel Blend,  Ethanol Blend,  E15,  E10,  Advanced Biofuels Business Council ,  

Kenya Sees Bamboo as Hedge Against Climate Change (Int'l)

Date: 2017-06-14
In Nairobi, the Kenyan government reports it is bolstering the country's fight against the severe effects of climate change by planting and commercializing extremely hardy and fast growing bamboo in selected catchment areas. The plan is part of the country's Kenya Vision 2030 Initiative.

The Vision 2030 Initiative bamboo planting program is designed to encourage and enable Kenyans to participate in environmental activities including climate change mitigation by developing small bamboo forests in pursuit of achieving the targeted 10 pct forest cover by 2030.

According to the International Network of Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), a UN registered intergovernmental organization promoting the growing of bamboo and rattan for economic and environmental gains, the annual global bamboo economy is valued at $60 billion. The. (Source: Xinhua|, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Kenya Vision 2030,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bamboo,  Climate Change,  Climate Change Mitigation,  Reforestation,  Climate Change Mitigation,  

CMC Supports 50 pct Marine Emissions Cut by 2050 (Ind. Report)
Chamber of Marine Commerce,International Chamber of Shipping
Date: 2017-06-14
The Great Lakes Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) is endorsing proposed international targets to reduce marine shipping's carbon emissions per ton-kilometer by 50 pct by 2050 in order to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

In May, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) agreed to urge the UN agency, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to adopt the reduction objectives on behalf of the international shipping sector as a whole.

The objectives endorsed by ICS include maintaining international shipping's annual total CO2 emissions below 2008 levels; reducing CO2 emissions across international shipping by at least 50 pct by 2050 compared to 2008; and reducing international shipping's total annual CO2 emissions by an agreed percentage by 2050, compared to 2008, as a point on a continuing trajectory of CO2 emissions reduction. (Source: Chamber of Marine Commerce, Global Trade, Various Others, 12 June, 2017) Contact: Chamber of Marine Commerce,; International Chamber of Shipping, Esben Poulsson, Chairman, +44 20 7090 1460,; International Maritime Organization, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611,

More Low-Carbon Energy News International Chamber of Shipping,  Maritime Emissions,  Chamber of Marine Commerce,  

Energy Storage Systems Installation Manual Available (Ind. Report)
National Electrical Contractors Association
Date: 2017-06-14
In Bethesda, Maryland, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is reporting the release and availability of NECA 416 -- 2016, Recommended Practice for Installing Energy Storage Systems (ESS) , the latest addition to the ANSI-approved National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) series.

NECA 416 describes methods and procedures for installing multiple types of energy storage systems and provides information about controlling and managing energy storage systems, commissioning and maintaining energy storage systems. This new standard focuses on battery systems, flywheels, ultra-capacitors, and electric vehicle (EV) smart charger vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies that are used for storing electrical energy in premises wiring systems.

NECA 416 details are HERE. (Source: National Electrical Contractors Association, June, 2017) Contact: National Electrical Contractors Association, (501) 657-3110,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  

BioSolar, Top Battery Ink Li-Ion Battery Agreement (Ind. Report)
BioSolar,Top Battery
Date: 2017-06-14
Santa Clarita, California-headquartered energy storage materials and technology specialist BioSolar, Inc. is reporting a joint development agreement with South Korean lithium-ino battery materials supplier Top Battery Co., Ltd. This agreement follows BioSolar's previously announced completion of the laboratory phase of its silicon alloy nanocomposite anode material development.

BioSolar is now focused on designing and testing the electrodes based on its anode material, as well as full cell design and evaluation with commercially available high capacity cathodes. (Source: BioSolar, PR, June, 2017) Contact: BioSolar, Tom Becker, Inv. Relations, (877) 904-3733,; Top Battery,

More Low-Carbon Energy News BioSolar,  Energy Storage,  Lithium-ion Battery,  Battery,  

Biomass-to-Energy Specialist SEaB Seeks Investors (Ind. Report)
SEaB Energy,Innovate UK
Date: 2017-06-14
Southampton,UK based waste-to-energy technology specialist SEaB Energy, along with twenty other UK based cleantech companies, is seeking new investors and debt funding for its 'Power in a Box' biomass technology at the Clean + Cool Mission 2017 this week in San Francisco.

The Clean + Cool trade mission is designed to help CEOs explore cross boarder opportunities, find faster routes to market and discover ways to overcome some of the toughest challenges facing early stage businesses. Clean+Cool is backed by Innovate UK, the government's innovation agency.

SEaB's 'Power in a Box' small-scale power plant turns food and organic waste biomass into energy, water and fertilizer directly on the site where the waste is produced. (Source: SEaB Energy, PR, BioEnergy Insight, Others, 12 June, 2017) Contact: SEaB Energy, Sandra Sassow, CEO, +44 23 8011 1909,; Innovate UK,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Innovate UK,  Biomass,  

Ingenious partners eye Oz sun
Stellata Energy
Date: 2017-06-14
JV with plans to develop solar projects in Australia Australian solar power developer Stellata Energy and UK alternative investment manager Ingenious have formed a joint venture to develop photovoltaic projects in Australia. The partners have committed to funding a pipeline of solar farms valued at more than A$200m, including a 120MW ground-mounted project. Stellata director Troy Santen said: “Our collaboration will drive forward the development of solar PV projects, as well as the creation of jobs in local communities.” Ingenious Infrastructure managing director Sebastian Speight said: “Australia has huge potential to benefit from solar energy, due to its geographical positioning and high levels of irradiation, and we are confident that Stellata can fully capture the rewards this technology can offer.” (Source: Stellata Energy,RENews, Others, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Stellata Energy, +61 430 066 711,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Stellata Energy news,  

Centrotherm Photovoltaics Now Centrotherm International (Ind. Report)
Centrotherm Photovoltaics
Date: 2017-06-14
German solar machinery manufacturer Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG reports it has changed its corporate name to Centrotherm International.

Centrotherm develops and offers innovative thermal production solutions for the photovoltaic, semiconductor and microelectronics industries. (Source: Centrotherm Photovoltaics, 12 June, 2017) Contact: Centrotherm International, Jan von Schuckmann, CEO, , +49 7344 918-0,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Centrotherm Photovoltaics,  Solar,  

Rayeman Elements , Saola Energy Partner on Enzymatic Biodiesel Platform (Ind. Report)
Rayeman Elements , Saola Energy
Date: 2017-06-14
Berthoud, Colorado-headquartered Rayeman Elements, Inc. is reporting the launch of a Biofuels Division to provide patented and proven technology for the production of biodiesel co-located with ethanol plants., Saola Energy, LLC will provide engineering and design work for the biodiesel technology that will utilize a proven enzymatic biodiesel process.

The state-of-the-art offering will include standard methanol recovery and distillation units with 2 million gpy production capacity. Custom size designs will be available per customer requests. (Source: Rayeman Elements, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Rayeman Elements Inc., (970) 344-4776,,; Saola Energy, LLC, Adam Belyamani, COO, (316) 413-3345,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  

From Thousands to Billions -- Coordinated Action towards 100 pct Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050 -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)
World Green Building Council
Date: 2017-06-12
The World Green Building Council (WGBC) has warned that every building on the planet must achieve net-zero carbon by 2050 to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius, the limit enshrined in the Paris Agreement.

The building sector -- responsible for 30 pct of global emissions, roughly equivalent to that of China -- has a tough challenge ahead to meet the Paris Agreement targets, according to the WGBC. Presently, there are only 500 net-zero commercial buildings and 2,000 net-zero homes around the globe.

The report lays out specific actions that the private sector, governments and NGOs can take to ensure all new buildings operate at net-zero carbon by 2030 and that all existing buildings are renovated to operate at net-zero carbon by 2050.

The full report can be accessed HERE. (Source: World Green Building Council, 7 June, 2017) Contact: World Green Building Council, Terri Willis, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Net Zero Carbon,  World Green Building Council,  

Lakeland Fla. Hospital Earns LEED Gold Certification (Ind. Report)
Lakeland Regional Health,
Date: 2017-06-12
In the Sunshine State, Lakeland Regional Health Campus has earned US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Gold certification. reduced total building energy consumption of 39 pct over the calculated baseline building;

  • recycled 76 pct of construction waste;

  • 28 percent of building materials were manufactured using recycled materials;

  • one-third of all building materials were locally sourced or manufactured;

  • all adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, flooring, and composite wood meet the LEED standard for low-emitting materials;

  • provided preferred parking spaces for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles and encourages ride-sharing;

  • reduced potable water use 34 pct and reduction of potable water use for irrigation by 68 pct. (Source: USGBC, Lakeland Regional Health, Lakeland Ledger, 6 June, 2017) Contact: USGBC, (202) 552-1500,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Certification,  USGBC,  ,  

  • EBRD Ups Green Energy, Energy Efficiency Spending (Int'l)
    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The London, UK-headquartered European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) reports that between January and May of this year it increased its Green Economy Transition (GET) green economy financing to €913 million compared to €493 million in the same period of 2016. Ahead of the Paris accord, EBRD committed 40 pct of its annual investments to climate finance by 2020, compared with an average 25 pct in the previous five years.

    The bank is applying its private sector investment model to reducing carbon emissions and fighting climate change with energy efficiency and renewable energy projects as well as promoting the transfer of green technology. to its regions (Source: EBRD, Global Trade Review, 7 June, 2017)Contact: EBRD, +44 (0) 207 338 6000,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ,  

    Edmonton program may be first in Canada helping buildings go green

    Date: 2017-06-12
    The program will also help business owners take advantage of provincial government incentives to upgrade heating, cooling and lighting. Edmonton is believed to be the first city in Canada to lead a voluntary program aimed at helping large buildings reduce their energy use. It will provide owners with data about their building's energy performance. It will also help them take advantage of provincial government incentives to upgrade heating, cooling and lighting. Percy Woods of BOMA Edmonton gives an example of a building privately owned, but leased to the government, that has undergone constant renovations and upgrades, so savings have naturally occurred. "People don't realize that buildings contribute 39 per cent of Edmonton's (greenhouse gas) emissions and 42 per cent of our energy consumption," Dockman said in a release Monday. She said the program will help the city's building owners prepare for coming federal energy and climate change regulations. (Source: Canadian Press, Metro, 5 June, 2017) Lisa Dockman, senior manager of the city's energy transition strategy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building news,  

    City of Columbia, Infinity Renewables Ink Wind Energy Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Columbia Missouri,Iron Star Wind Project, Infinity Renewables
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In the Show Me State, the city of Columbia City Council reports it has inked a wind PPA with Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission to purchase up to 35 MW of wind energy at an initial cost of about $21 per megawatt-hour, beginning in 2021. The estimated total cost of the project in the first year is $3 million. The price is expected to rise 2 pct every year. The length of the contract was not disclosed.

    Santa Barbara, California-based Infinity Renewables' Iron Star Wind Project, LLC, will generate the wind power and use the Grain Belt Express Clean Line to transmit the energy from western Kansas, where wind power can be produced at one of the lowest costs in the country, according to the memo.

    According to a city renewable energy report, about 6.7 pct of the city's energy sources for 2016 were renewable, with 3.4 pct from wind, 3.1 pct from landfill gas and 0.13 pct from solar. The city is on track to meet the 15 pct requirement by next year, according to the report. (Source: City of Columbia, Missourian, 6 June, 2017) Contact: City of Columbia, City Council, (573) 874-7222,; Infinity Renewables, (805) 569-6180,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Infinity Renewables,  

    Co-op Switzerland on Track for CO2 Neutrality by 2023 (Int'l)
    Co-op Switzerland
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In Zurich, Swiss retail giant Co-op Switzerland reports it will use a combination of green energy sourcing, carbon offsetting schemes and cutting its energy consumption to meet its goal of 100 pct carbon neutrality in all of its 2, 476 stores as well as manufacturing plants and transportation fleets by 2023.

    Since making its carbon pledge in 2008, Switzerland's second largest retailer has reduced its annual CO2 emissions by 24.8 pct. The company now plans to reduce its total annual energy consumption by 20 pct and increase its electric power from renewable to 80 pct by 2023. The retailer expects these measures will result in a 50 pct cut in absolute annual CO2 emissions, compared with 2008 levels. The remaining CO2 emissions will be offset from 2023 on. (Source: Co-op Switzerland, Co-op News, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Co-op Switzerland,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  Carbon Neutral,  

    Growing Opposition to Trump's Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    American Institute of Architects
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today reaffirmed its commitment to climate change mitigation and announced it was opposing the administration's decision to withdraw the United States as a signatory to the Paris Agreement. That accord, signed in late 2015 within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), commits the international community to fighting harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

    According to AIA President Thomas Vonier: "The United States must remain a leader in the battle to cease harmful and needless practices that damage the planet and its climate, acting out of both environmental concerns and national economic interests. Instead of helping our economy, as the Administration contends, withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will put us behind our major global competitors.

    "The AIA will not retreat from its long-established efforts to conserve energy and to deploy renewable resources in buildings. We will continue to lead in efforts to curb the use of fuels and technologies that needlessly pollute our atmosphere and harm our environment. This makes good sense economically, and it is in the best interests of those we serve: our clients and the public.

    "We will also urge our members throughout the United States and the world to assist cities, states, organizations and citizen groups in meeting the aims of the climate accord." (Source: American Institute of Architects, June, 2017) Contact: American Institute of Architects,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Conservation,  

    Federal Energy Efficiency Legislation Advances (Reg & Leg)

    Date: 2017-06-12
    In Washington, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce has advanced 11 Energy Subcommittee bills designed to advance the nation's energy infrastructure and improve energy efficiency. The bills now move to the full House of Representatives for consideration. The committee unanimously cleared the following energy efficiency related bills:
  • H.R. 338, which would improve education and training for energy and manufacturing-related jobs.

  • H.R. 627, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017, is intended to make it easier for schools to access federal programs that help reduce energy consumption.

    H.R. 723, -- Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017 -- enables the use of energy savings contracts to encourage private sector investment to upgrade the energy efficiency of federal facilities. (Source: US DOE, Daily Energy Insider, Others, 9 June, 2017)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  

  • EmiratesGBC Launches online Green Building Tooltips (Int'l)
    Emirates Green Building Council
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In the Middle East, the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) reports the launch of a new initiative to encourage energy efficiency and green building best practices.

    The interactive tool cover three different building typologies, showcasing a home, school and office building. The initiative is powered by BASF and Legrand, EmiratesGBC corporate members.

    Access the Green Building Tooltips at (Source: Construction Week, Emirates GBC, PR, 7 June, 2017) Contact: Emirates GBC,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building,  Energy Efficiency,  Emirates Green Building Council,  

    Ice Energy Energy Storage System Sets World Record Energy Efficiency Rating (Ind. Report)
    Ice Energy
    Date: 2017-06-12
    Santa Barbara-based distributed thermal energy storage specialist Ice Energy reports that its Ice Bear 20 home cooling and energy storage system has achieved a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14.56 when operating like a conventional AC unit, and when operating in its ice cooling mode using stored ice, an unprecedented Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 150.

    The Ice Bear 20 is based on Ice Energy's award-winning Ice Bear 30 energy storage system for commercial and industrial air conditioners, but unlike the Ice Bear 30, completely replaces the conventional home AC unit.

    Large-scale manufacturing of the Ice Bear 20 is set to begin this summer to fulfill contracts already in hand for utility-sponsored programs in California and Massachusetts. Later this year the product will be made available directly to homeowners in certain regions, including California, Hawaii, Australia and the Middle East. (Source: Ice Energy, PR, MarketWire, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Ice Energy, Mike Hopkins, CEO, (877) 542-3232,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Energy Efficiency,  Ice Energy,  

    Vestas Supply Turbines for Argentinian Wind Farm (Int'l)
    Date: 2017-06-12
    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas reports it has has won a contract to provide 62 V126-3.45 turbines for the 220MW first and second phases of Genneia's Puerto Madryn windpower project in Argentina. An active output management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement is included in the new contract.

    The turbines will be installed in wind parks located close to Puerto Madryn in the ChubutValley, Patagonia. Phase I and II commissioning is slated for Q3, 2018 and 2019 respectively. (Source: Vestas,, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Genneia, Walter Lanosa, CEO, +54 11 6090 3200,; Vestas, +45 9730 0000,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  

    Nordex Scores Follow-on Acciona Energia Wind Order (Int'l)
    Nordex,Acciona Energia
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The Nordex Group is reporting receipt of a contract for 22 AW125/3000 turbines from Acciona Energia. The order follows a previous order for 22 AW125/3000 turbines for the first phase of the Mount Gellibrand wind farm about 100 kilometers west of Melbourne, Australia. The order includes a 2-year service contract.

    The 132-MW wind farm is slated to come online in July, 2018. The Nordex Group currently has an installed capacity of around 240 MW in the Land Down Under. (Source: Nordex, NA Windpower, Others, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Acciona, +34 91 657 64 60,; Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 381 6663 3300,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona Energia,  Nordex,  Wind,  

    LM Tests Blade for Hitachi 5.2MW Turbine (Int'l Report)
    LM Wind Power
    Date: 2017-06-12
    LM Wind Power is reporting the installation and testing of a 66.5 meter offshore wind turbine blade for Hitachi at the Kashima Port Fukashiba Wind Power Station in east Japan. The new LM Wind Power blades will enable Hitachi to offer their 5.2MW wind turbine for low-wind site installations. (Source: LM Wind Power, Windtech, 8 June, 2017)Contact: LM Wind Power, Alexis Crama, V.P. Offshore, Marc de Jong, CEO, +45 79 84 00 00,,; Hitachi Wind

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind Power,  Wind Blade,  Hitachi Wind,  

    Donegal Hosts Ireland's Largest Wind Farm (Int'l Report)
    Energia Renewables
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The Irish Farmers Journal is reporting the launch of the largest wind farm in Ireland. The 38-turbine facility came online last Thursday in Meenadreen, southwestern Donegal. The 95-MW, €135 million wind park was developed by Energia and generates sufficient power for 50,000 homes. (Source: Irish Farmers Journal, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Energia Renewables,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energia Renewables,  Wind,  

    Calif. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall Slightly (Ind. Report)
    California Air Resources Board
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In its annual emissions and greenhouse gas inventory, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reports that the Golden State's 2015 emissions fell just 0.3 pct from the prior year.

    While emissions from electrical plants fell in 2015, driven down partly by the rapid growth of large solar facilities, transportation related emissions rose, due in part to low fuel prices and an improving economy, both of which typically entice people to drive more. Transportation is the state's largest source of emissions with 39 pct.

    Since peaking in 2004 at more than 489 million metric tons, California's emissions have fallen about 10 pct to 440 million metric tons. California legislation calls for emissions to return to their 1990 level of 431 million metric tpy by 2020, then drop another 40 pct by 2030. (Source: CARB, San Francisco Grate, Others, 9 June, 2017) Contact: CARB, (800) 242-4450,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News California Air Resources Board,  CARB,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Chanhe,  

    Aloha State Legislates Paris Climate Accord Commitment (Reg & Leg)
    Paris Climate Agreement
    Date: 2017-06-12
    Hawaiian Gov. David Ige (D) has signed legislation that aligns his state's carbon emissions with the Paris climate accord. The bill calls for documenting sea level changes and developing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. signed the bill that calls on documenting sea level changes and setting strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Hawaii is the first state to enact legislation implementing parts of the Paris climate agreement, according to the governor. Ige also signed a bill Tuesday to reduce carbon emissions in the agriculture sector. (Source: Office of Hawaiian Gov. David Ige, Fox News, AP, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Hawaiian Gov. David Ige,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement,  Climate Change,  Carbon Emissions,  

    Chicago Commits to Paris Climate Accord Guidelines (Ind. Report)
    Paris Climate Accord
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In the Windy City, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has inked an executive order committing Chicago to follow the Paris Climate agreement's guidelines to cut its carbon footprint by limiting greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating their effects on the environment. The order includes a commitment to measure Chicago's greenhouse gas emissions every other year, starting next year with 2017's numbers. It also asks city departments to develop and accelerate plans to help Chicago meet its goals, and commits to consulting environmental experts to help departments do this.

    The city previously committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 pct from the year 2005 to 2025 under the previous Obama presidential administration. (Source: Cicago Mayor Office, Chicoagoist, 7 June, 2017) Contact: Chicago Mayor's Office,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement,  Trump,  

    PNNL Researching Time, Cost Effective Algal Biofuels (R&D)
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In Sequim, Washington, researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Marine Sciences Laboratory are working to lower the cost of producing biofuels from algae by utilizing an indoor system that mimics the conditions of outdoor ponds. The project -- Development of Integrated Screening, Cultivar Optimization, and Validation Research (DISCOVR) -- is funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and has created an integrated screening platform for the rapid discovery of high-productivity strains for resilient, year-round outdoor cultivation via crop rotation.

    BETO's Advanced Algal Systems Program aims to demonstrate an algal biofuel intermediate yield of 2,500 gpy per acre by 2018 and 5,000 gallons per acre per year by 2022. The program also aims to cut the total production costs of microalgae biofuels to $3/gasoline gallon equivalent by 2030, with or without co-products.

    Researchers are currently cultivating 30 strains of algae, which they will narrow down to the four most promising strains. Of the four strains the researchers will determine which have the highest oil, protein, and carbohydrate content, as well as other factors, such as bacterial resistance and potential for creating valuable co-products. The team will then compare the strains to two well-studied algae strains, and the top-performing strains will be further tested to identify the optimal algae strain for biofuel production. (Source: PNNL, EIN PressWire, June, 2017) Contact: PNNL, (509) 371-6989,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Alagal Biofuel,  Algae,  Biofuel,  PNNL,  BETO,  

    Queensland Investing $8.64Mn in Australian Bio-refinery (Int'l)
    Bio Processing Australia
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In the Land Down Under, the government of Queensland reports it will invest $8.64 million of the state's $130 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund in New South Wales-based Bio Processing Australia's proposed $50 million (€33.7 million) bio-refinery. The investment is intended to help accelerate the project's development and construction.

    The completed facility will incorporate a yeast processing plant, an oilseed crushing plant for the creation of non-food grade vegetable oil, and a biodiesel plant.

    Construction is slated to get underway in 2018. Upon completion, the planned commercial scale facility would have the capacity to produce up to 26,000 tpy of soymeal, 2,000 tpy of yeast products and 15 mega litres per year of biodiesel. (Source: Bio Processing Australia, Biofuels Int'l, Others, 9 June, 2017) Contact: Bio Processing Australia , John Lockhart, CEO, +61 2 6365 2266,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bio Processing Australia,  Biofuel,  Biodiesel,  

    Notable Quote -- Khosla Still Bullish on Cellulosic Biofuel

    Date: 2017-06-12
    "I believe cellulosic fuels, biofuels made from nonfood crops are the only solution that will make a difference." -- Vinod Khosla Contact: Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures, (650) 376-8500,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosics news,  Khosla news,  

    Finnish Demo Delivers Renewable Fuel from CO2 (Ind. Report)
    VTT Technical Research Centre
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In Finland, the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, are reporting progress on a renewable fuel--from--carbon dioxide captured from the air.

    The pilot, which is coupled to LUT's solar power plant, incorporates a solar power plant, equipment for separating CO2 and water from the air, a section that uses electrolysis to produce hydrogen, and synthesis equipment for producing a crude-oil substitute from CO2 and hydrogen.

    The project aims to demonstrate the technical performance of the overall process and produce 200 litres of fuels and other hydrocarbons for research purposes. After the piloting phase, synthesis units will be used in future EU projects. (Source: VTT Research, Renewable Energy, 10 June, 2017) Contact: VTT Research, +358 20 722 7070,,; LUT, Professor Jero Ahola, +358 29 446 2111,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News VTT Technical Research Centre,  

    KiOR Biofuel Investors Settle for $4.5Mn (Ind. Report)
    KiOR,Vinod Khosla
    Date: 2017-06-12
    Following on our January 30th, 2015 coverage, a federal court in Houston has approved a $4.5 million settlement for the 23,000 private shareholders of the bankrupt, Mississippi woody biomass-to-biofuel maker KiOR, and a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi seeking to recover a much larger amount continues.

    Former KiOR CEO Fred Cannon, lead investor Vinod Khosla and former Chief Financial Officer John Karnes are to pay the money under the settlement. Lawyers are to receive $1.5 million of the $4.5 million, plus expenses. The state claims KiOR Khosla and others knew KiOR had limited chances for success but defrauded Mississippi into loaning $75 million. Components from the $230 million plant to two other renewable fuel companies for a paltry $2.7 million.

    Separately, Mississippi Attorney General is suing Cannon, Khosla and others in state court in Jackson, demanding repayment of $77 million, plus interest. Mississippi loaned $75 money to KiOR, which built a biofuel plant in Columbus. (Source: Clarion Ledger, AP, Others, 10 June, 2017) Contact: Khosla Ventures, (650) 376-8500,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vinod Khosla,  KiOR,  Cellulosic,  Biofuel,  

    Indonesian Biodiesel Producers Targeting Chinese Markets (Int'l)
    Indonesian Biofuel Producers Association
    Date: 2017-06-12
    Reporting from Jakarta, the Indonesian Biofuel Producers Association (APROBI) says its members can no longer rely on their exports to the US and European Union, and must look for new markets, particularly China which could absorb as much as 9 million kilolitres of biodiesel a year.

    According to APROBI data, Indonesian biofuels production capacity presently stands at 11 million kilolitres per year, 4 million of which is sold to the domestic market. The remaining 7 million kilolitres are "idle" and could be sold in the Chinese market, according to APRBOI. (Source: Indonesian Biofuel Producers Association, Jakarta Post, June 12, 2017) Contact: APROBI, +62 21 2938 0882,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Indonesian Biofuel Producers Association,  Biofuel,  Biodiesel ,  

    Global Cellulosic Ethanol Market to Grow at 45.1 pct CAGR to 2021 -- Repost Available (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2017-06-12 reports the addition of the new Technavio Global Cellulosic Ethanol Market 2017-2021 report to its research offerings and database.

    The report covers the current and future growth prospects of the global cellulosic ethanol market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market and forecasts the global cellulosic ethanol market to grow at a CAGR of 45.1 pct during the period 2017-2021. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors -- Beta Renewables, DuPont, Enerkem,Fiberight,GranBio, Borregaard, Clariant and others.

    Browse full table of contents and data tables at HERE. Request a sample copy at HERE. (Source: MarketResearchNest. Com, June, 2017) Contact: MarketResearchNest, JKeet Jain, Sales Manager, (240) 284-8070, +44-20-3290-4151(U.K),

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosic,  Biofuel,  Ethanol,  

    Calif. Senate Approves Energy Storage Incentives (Reg & Leg)
    Energy Storage
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In Sacramento, the California Senate has passed SB 700, an Energy Storage Initiative, that would provide about $1.4 billion in residential energy storage rebates through the end of the year. The rebate would be funded by fees charged to customers by electric utilities. The fees and the incentives would be set by the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

    The California Senate also passed a bill that would speed up the Golden State's 50 pct by 2030 renewable portfolio standard by four years and set the stage for a 100 pct renewable energy target by 2045. The Senate also passed SB 71 requiring rooftop solar installations on most new buildings in the state. (Source: SF Gate, Others, June, 2017)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Residential Energy Storage,  

    Madison NJ Offers Discount Home Energy Assessments (Ind. Report)
    New Jersey Clean Energy Program
    Date: 2017-06-09
    Ciel Power LLC, a contractor based in Lyndhurst and accredited with New Jersey's Clean Energy Program, has been chosen by the Borough of Madison to provide home energy assessments in the community of 16,500 residents. By signing up for a Madison home energy assessment, residents will be eligible for up to $4,000 in state rebates and $10,000 in zero-interest long-term loans through New Jersey's Clean Energy Program. Covered improvements include insulation, air and duct sealing, Energy Star ventilation fans, new furnaces, boilers, water heaters and air conditioning systems.

    Madison's energy assessment program is based on a model designed by Sustainable Jersey, a nonprofit provider of tools, training, and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. (Source: Madison Environmental Commission, Ciel Power, Madison Eagle, 5 June, 2017) Contact: Ciel Power, (201) 632-3463,; New Jersey Clean Energy Program, (866) 657-6278),

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Eficiency,  

    Abengoa Finalizes European Ethanol Plant Sales (Int'l, M&A)
    Date: 2017-06-09
    Abengoa S.A. is reporting its subsidiary Abengoa Bioenergía Inversiones S.A. has completed the sale of its European ethanol business to a company controlled by the private equity fund Trilantic Europe.

    The sale includes the transfer of shares associated with Abengoa Bioenergy France S.A., a 66 MMgy facility located at the at the Petrochemical Platform at Lacq, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France; Biocarburantes de Castilla y Leon S.A., a 53 MMgy facility located in Babilafuente, Salamanca, Spain; Bioetanol Galicia S.A., a 52 MMgy plant located in Teixeiro, Coruna, Spain; Ecocarburantes Espanoles S.A., a 40 Mmgy plant located in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain; and Ecoagricola S.A., a company within the Abengoa Bioenergy business group that is focused on grain purchases and DDGS. Abengoa sold its U.S. ethanol plants last year. (Source: Abengoa, PR, June, 2017)Contact: Abengoa,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DDGs,  Ethanol,  Abengoa,  Abengoa Bioenergy,  Biofuel,  

    Trianel Borkum II Offshore Wind Project Secures Financing (Int'l)
    KfW Group,Trianel Borkum
    Date: 2017-06-09
    The German state-owned bank KfW Group and an international banking consortium reports it will participate with over €300 million in financing for the proposed Trianel Borkum II offshore wind project in the German North Sea. The 203-MW project is expected to come in at €800 million.

    The German municipal utilities network Trianel GmbH holds a 37.99 pct interest in the Trianel Borkum II project, while utility EWE AG owns 37.5 pct . The remaining 24.51 pct is held by Zurich-based municipal utility Elektrizitaetswerk der Stadt Zuerich (EWZ) and its investment partner Fontavis.

    The project, which will incorporate 32 Senvion wind turbines 45 kilometres (28 miles) north of the island of Borkum , is expected to be completed in late 2019. (Source: KfW Group, RenewablesNow, Others, 7 June, 2017)Contact: KfW Group,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  German Offshore Wind,  

    Minn. Power's EnergyForward Plan Seeks PUC Approval (Ind. Report)
    Minnesota Power,Allete
    Date: 2017-06-09
    Allete subsidiary Minnesota Power is touting the next step in its EnergyForward strategy for a reliable and competitive energy supply for customers and the region. Coupled with the company's existing renewable resources, 44 pct of the utility's energy will be drawn from renewable sources by 2025, subject to MInnesota PUC approval.

    Minnesota Power is seeking Minnesota PUC approval for and additional 250 MW of wind power capacity, 10 MW of solar power capacity and 250 MW of combined-cycle natural gas generation. The new resources will increase the company's wind portfolio of 620 MW and double its solar generation capacity.

    Minnesota Power aims to meet or exceed state standards for renewable power, energy conservation and carbon emission reduction through fleet transition of smaller coal units and the addition of renewable energy. The utility has already achieved a 25 pct renewable energy mix well ahead of the state's goal of 25 pct by 2025. Minnesota Power expects to reduce carbon emissions on its system by about 40 pct by 2030 compared with 2005 levels. (Source: Minnesota Power, PowerGrid, Others, June 7, 2017) Contact: Minnesota Power, ALLETE, Alan Hodnik, Pres., CEO, Dave McMillan, Exec. VP, (218) 722-2625,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Minnesota Power,  Allete,  Renewable Energy,  

    Ct. Leg. Proposes Raiding RGGI to Balance the Books (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2017-06-09
    According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Connecticut legislators are proposing to use Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) funds earmarked for energy efficiency projects to help balance the state budget. They're also considering diverting 64 pct -- $160 million -- annually in utility ratepayer dollars currently earmarked for energy efficiency programs to make up budget shortfalls over the next two fiscal years.

    According to ACEEE, energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective ways for utilities to save energy and ensure electric service to their customers -- every $1 invested in energy efficiency saves Connecticut residents and businesses $3.89, according to the Acadia Center. Every year energy efficiency programs generate hundreds of millions of dollars in lifetime utility bill savings. Programs delivered by utilities in 2016 alone will ultimately save customers more than $960 million. (Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) , 6 June, 2017)Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179,; ACEEE, (202) 507-4000,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI,  Energy Efficiency,  ACEEE,  

    Lumisyn Scores $1m for Energy Efficient Lighting (Funding)
    Date: 2017-06-09
    In Rochester, high performance LED lighting materials specialist Lumisyn reports it has been awarded $1 million in funding from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

    The funding will be used for new employees, expansion and development of high-efficiency nanocrystals that help cut lighting cost and lower carbon footprint. (Source: Lumisyn, 13ABC WHAM, 6 June, 2017) Lumisyn,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficient Light,  Energy Efficiency,  

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