The state's Clean Climate Careers initiative calls for the creation of 40,000 new jobs in the clean energy sector by 2020. The New York initiative is the largest renewable energy pledge of any state in U.S. history, according to the governor's release.
(Source: Office of the Gov, WAER Syracuse Univ., 6 June, 2017) Contact: N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov; NY State Clean Energy Fund, www.nyserda.ny.gov/About/Clean-Energy-Fund
More Low-Carbon Energy News Governor Cuomo, Renewable Energy,
The new EEA agency is focused on providing programs and services to help Albertans save money and energy. This is the agency's first business, nonprofit and institutional program.
(Source: ICF, PR, Business Wire, June, 2017) Contact: Energy Efficiency Alberta, (844) 357-5604, www.efficiencyalberta.ca;
ICF, Duncan Rotherham, VP,
Erica Eriksdotter, (703) 934-3668
More Low-Carbon Energy News ICF, Energy Efficiency Alberta,
The building, which was designed by San Antonio-based architecture firm Lake & Flato, utilizes a south-facing, saw-tooth roof designed to allow for a huge array of solar panels, LED lighting, heat load reduction techniques, and north-facing windows to brighten the store with natural and artificial light without generating direct heat. The building also incorporates Tesla Powerwall battery energy storage units.
(Source: TreeHouse, Texas Monthly, 6 June, 2017) Contact: TreeHouse, https://tree.house
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Positive, Tesla Powerwall, Energy Storage,
The Energy Star Challenge for Industry is a national call-to-action to improve energy efficiency by 10 pct within five years. The Cemex terminals achieved it in just one year. The company plans to roll out the programme to all of its logistics operations. (Source: Cemex, Cemnet, 7 June, 2017) Contact: Cemex USA President, Ignacio Madridejos, Pres., Matt Wild, VP Logistics, Megan Lawrence, (713) 722-1799, www.cemexusa.com; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cemex, ENERGY STAR, Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation,
Santa Barbara, the first city on the Central Coast to make the commitment, will transition all municipal buildings and operations to 50 pct clean energy by 2020. (Source: City of Santa Barbara, 7 June, 2017) Contact: City of Santa Barbara, http://www.santabarbaraca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, 100 pct Renewable Energy,
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said, "I don't believe you can have a real conversation about clean energy without including CCUS. We have already seen the success of projects like Petra Nova in Texas, which is the world's largest post-combustion carbon-capture system," Sec. Perry said. The system at Petra Nova can capture 1.6 million tpy of CO2 from an existing coal-fired power plant unit, a capture rate of up to 90 pct from a supplied slipstream of flue gas.
According to IEA Exec. Dir. Dr. Faith Birol, "Investment has flowed to CCUS projects where there is a confluence of factors which constitute a viable business case. We need to find more such opportunities, where a commercial case for CCS can be built with reasonably modest well targeted public interventions." (Source: IEA, PR, Free Press Wire Service, 6 June, 2017) Contact: International Energy Agency, Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org; CEM-8, www.cleanenergyministerial.org/Events/CEM8
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, CCUS, International Energy Agency, CCS, Carbon Capture and Storage,
The carbon capture facility incorporates three stacked shipping containers that hold six CO2 sponge-like collectors each. . Fans draw ambient air into and through the collectors until they are fully saturated, while clean, CO2-free air is released back into the atmosphere, a process that takes about three hours. The containers are closed and then heated to 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit), after which the pure CO2 gas is released into containers that can be buried or used for other purposes.
Climeworks sell containers of carbon dioxide gas to a number of key markets, including food and beverage industries, commercial agriculture, the energy sector and the automotive industry.
(Source: Climeworks, Digital Journal, 6 June, 2017) Contact: Climeworks, www.climeworks.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, CO2, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Capture,
Carbon-based fuels supply more than 85 pct of China's primary energy needs. Based on 2012 a pilot study, a commercial scale demonstration project could abate 1 million tpy of CO2, which is equivalent to abating annual CO2 emissions from nearly 220,000 cars. The demo project would be the first such CCS project in the PRC.
The Asia Development Bank (ADB) will support technical and front-end engineering design work for the CCS project, including a feasibility study, environmental and social impact assessments, and monitoring. The technical assistance will support a team of experts at the Joint Engineering Research Center at Northwest University in designing a comprehensive strategy to help China promote CCS. (Source: ADB, NDRC, The Financial, 6 June, 2017) Contact: Reform Commission of the Peoples Republic of China, en.ndrc.gov.cn;
Asia Dev. Bank, www.adb.org;
Northwest University Joint Engineering Research Center, (847) 491-5224, http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture, Reform Commission of the Peoples Republic of China, ADB,
During the TCM test campaign, ION conducted over 150 individual experiments, testing its system on residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) gas from Statoil's refinery, which closely resembles the CO2 concentration of the flue gas produced in coal-fired power plants. It also tested on flue gas from TCM's combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which is fueled by natural gas.
ION's proprietary ALAS is comprised of a liquid absorbent, process technology, and the company's newest analytical technology, a Multicomponent Liquid Analyzer, (MLA), which is capable of near-real-time compositional analysis of the liquid absorbent.
To date, ION is the only U.S. company to have successfully tested its capture technology on RFCC gas at TCM.
Over $25 million in funding for the tests was provided by the US Dept. of Energy's NETL, with significant in-kind contributions from TCM.
(Source: ION Engineering, PR, 7 June, 2017) Contact: ION Engineering, Dr. Buz Brown, CEO,
www.ion-engineering.com; Technology Center Mongstad, +47 56 34 52 20, www.tcmda.com
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One plants it proposed near the CarbonNet carbon disposal project in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, and the other near the Collie South West Hub sequestration project in Western Australia. For the plants to be economically viable, the price of oil needs to be approximately $95 per barrel, according to Collie Synfuels.
(Source: Collie Synfuels, Australia Financial Review, 7 June, 2017) Contact: Collie Synfuels, Collie Synfuels, director Costa Tsesmelis, MD, +61 (0)8 9446 9057, www.collie-synfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, Synfuel,
GCE plans completing projected production figures, production goals, sales figures and site acquisition costs in the very near future, and
will be meeting with its' underwriter to determine the REIT pricing, according to a release. Global Clean Energy plans on becoming the managing general partner and retain 20 pct equity ownership of the REIT. The final size of the offering will be determined based on the speed at which the operation can be built out. (Source: Global Clean Energy Inc., PR, 6 June, 2017) Contact:
GLOBAL Clean Energy, INC.,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Clean Energy, Algae, Biofuel,
The Arunachal Pradesh government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NRL for supplying locally sourced bamboo for feedstock.
Three-quarters of Arunachal Pradesh's abundant and fast-growing bamboo resources are presently wasted.
(Source: Numaligarh Refinery, Indian Express, Think Change India, 7 June, 2017) Contact: Numaligarh Refinery, www.nrl.co.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bamboo, Biofuel,
The transcriptome was characterized to search for homologous transcripts of genes involved in important metabolic pathways, such as lignin and cellulose biosynthesis. Homologous transcripts of genes involved in stomatal development and those related to stress-associated proteins (SAPs) were also identified.
This study provides the first available leaf transcriptome for giant reed. These data will be highly useful for studying the mechanisms underlying its extreme adaptability. The identification of homologous transcripts of metabolic pathways also offers a platform for genetic improvement. (Source: Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA), 7 June, 2017) Contact: University of Tuscia, +39 0761 3571, http://www.unitus.it
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel Feedstock,
CEZ Group has been active in the wind energy sector in Romania, Germany, Turkey and the Czech Republic, and currently operates more than 700 MW of wind farms in Europe.
ABO Wind has to date developed and connected 616 turbines with a total installed capacity of over 1,300 MW, 286 MW of which is in France. (Source: CEZ Group, June, 2017) Contact: CEZ Group, Tomas Pleskac, Chief Renewable Energy and Distribution Officer,
+420 211 041 111, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cez.cz; ABO Wind, +49 (0)611 267 65-0, email@example.com, www.abo-wind.com
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Since RAP launched late 2015, close to 10 pct of New Westminster's rental apartments have participated, collectively saving over 9,000 gigajoules (GJ) of natural gas, cutting energy consumption by 12 to 27 pct(depending on the building size and level of participation), and cutting CO2 output by more than 500 tonnes. (Source: City of New Westminster, Canadian Free Press Release, 5 June, 2017) Contact: City of New Westminster, Norm Connolly, Community Energy Manager, (604) 527-4572, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.newwestcity.ca;
FortisBC, www.fortisbc.com, www.fortisbc.com/commercialawards
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, FortisBC,
The 2017 Enviva Forest Conservation Fund grant recipients are:
$175, 000 to Ducks Unlimited to assist with the acquisition of more than 6,000 acres in Camden County, North Carolina; North Carolina Coastal Land Trust is receiving $200,000 to help acquire 1,000 acres in Bertie County, North Carolina; and the Virginia Department of Forestry willreceive $125,000 to support a conservation easement on more than 1,000 acres in Sussex County, Virginia.
(Source: Enviva Holdings LP, June 07, 2017) Contact: Enviva Biomass, www.envivabiomass.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enviva, Enviva Biomass,
Construction on the first of the woody biomass plants will begin on 13 June in the city of Kamisu, Ibraki Prefecture, on the site of a former factory. With construction set to finish in April 2019, the 24,400kw facility is expected to generate 200 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year by burning woodchips. (Source: Goldman Sachs,
Nikkei Asian Review, June, 2017) Contact: Japan Renewable Energy, www.jre.co.jp/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Goldman Sachs,
The 125-turbine wind farm, near Wilmont, is currently under development with construction slated to get underway in the second half of 2018. Commissioning and startup is expected in December 2019.
The Nobles 2 project is part of a development portfolio that Tenaska acquired in 2016 from PRC Wind. Minnesota Power, which selected the project following a competitive process, has an option to purchase the wind farm after 10 years of production. (Source: Tanaska, Minnesota Power, RenewablesNow, Others, 7 June, 2017)
Contact: Tenaska, (402) 691-9700, email@example.com; www.tenaskacapital.com; Minnesota Power, ALLETE, Alan Hodnik, Pres., CEO, Dave McMillan, Exec. VP, (218) 722-2625, www.mnpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Minnesota Power, Tenaska, Wind,
According to the economists, the high price and price certainty would give businesses and governments an incentive to lower emissions even when fossil fuels are relatively inexpensive. They also suggest that poor countries could aim for a lower tax since their economies are more vulnerable.
On March 15, 2017 we quoted Lord Stern: "The basic scientific conclusions on climate change are very robust and for good reason. The greenhouse effect is simple science: greenhouse gases trap heat, and humans are emitting ever more greenhouse gases." (Source: AFP, Various Media, June, 207) Contact: Lord Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics, +44 (0) 20 7955-7871; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lse.ac.uk; Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University, (212) 854-1481,email@example.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, Lord Nicholas Stern,
According to the report, ADB is helping to improve regional energy systems by: promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy; maximizing access to energy; and promoting energy sector reform, capacity building, and effective governance.
The report also provides a summary of existing operations and regional initiatives as well as the impacts of ADB-supported energy initiatives completed in 2016 and ongoing in 2017.
(Source: Asian Development Bank, Pacifik, 5 June, 2017) Contact: ADB, Michael Trainor, Energy Specialist, www.adb.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Asian Development Bank, Renewable Energy, Clean Energfy, Renewable Energy,
The utility, which has money each year for incentive programs including a lighting rebate and HVAC rebate, would not require additional funding from the city for the new program.
The Water and Light Advisory Board has approved further development of the new incentives program which is still in its conceptual stage.
(Source: Columbia Water & Light, Columbia Tribune, 4 June, 2017) Contact: Columbia Water & Light, Tina Worley, Utility Services Manager, John Wulff, Key Accounts Energy Management, (573) 874-7325, www.como.gov/WaterandLight
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Eficiency Incentive,
According to the company, SEER identifies, secures, and commercializes patented and proprietary environmental clean technologies in several multibillion dollar sectors (including oil & gas, renewable fuels, and all types of waste management, both solid and gaseous . The company four wholly-owned operating subsidiaries: REGS, LLC; Tactical Cleaning Company, LLC; MV Technologies, LLC and SEER Environmental Materials, LLC; and two majority-owned subsidiaries -- Paragon Waste Solutions, LLC; and ReaCH4biogas . (Source: SEER, PR, 6 June, 2017) Contact: SEER, John Combs, (720) 460-3522, www.seer-corp.com;
New Seneca Partners, www.senecapartners.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources,
The company plans to build a complex of three limited liability companies including
Boise Biogas which will operate anaerobic methane gas digesters to produce biogas and byproducts that will result in fertilizer, compost and livestock bedding.
DualFuel Technology will clean and compress the biogas so it can be delivered through a pipeline for retail sale, but the gas will not be stored on site. Another company, Bio Ag Resources will use sorghum fiber in a pulping process to make fiber-molded plates, bowls and other products. (Source: Treasure Valley Renewables, Idaho Press Tribune, 5 June, 2017) Contact: Treasure Valley Renewables,
Neill Goodfellow, VP, 804 Nw 24th St B,
Fruitland, ID, 83619, USA
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sorghum news, Biogas news, anaerobic digestion news, Methane news,
In Easton, Solect Energy has constructed a 2.8-MW SunPower solar carport system at Stonehill College. The college will buy electricity generated by the system at a competitive rate under a power purchase agreement (PPA) arranged by SunPower which requires no upfront investment.
In Bridgewater, Green Street has developed a 4.1-MW SunPower® Helix™ Roof system at Ajax United Drive, LLC. Green Street will own the offsite solar power system and renewable energy credits while Attleboro Public Schools will purchase the power through a 20-year PPA. Energy from the system is expected to meet about 75 pct of electricity needs for five elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.
SunPower solar technology has also helped a number of Massachusetts schools save on energy costs, including Cape Cod Community College, Clark University, Edgerly School, Harvard University, and University of Massachusetts Lowell. (Source: SunPower Corp., PR, Stockhouse, June, 2017) Contact: Solect Energy , www.solect.com; SunPower, Nam Nguyen, Exec. VP, www.sunpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower, Solar,
The Paris targets are actually less ambitious than those in the 2007 Next Generation Energy Act which calls for a 30 pct reduction by 2025, and 80 pct by 2050. Since 2007, Minnesota has required utilities to increase their use of alternative energy sources and has tracked greenhouse gas reductions by sectors.
2007 Next Generation Energy Act, http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=861895ac-f2eb-4489-a922-231b94a57a64.
(Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, Various Others, 2 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, GHGs, Paris Climate Accord,
GBCI Canada is expected to begin delivering LEED v4 and all other GBCI rating systems via LEED Online and Arc during early 2018. It will use Canadian staff for support.
On Monday, CaGBC announced the Zero Carbon Building Standard for Canada and will continue to deliver and support this program, which aims to both eliminate carbon from buildings and promote the creation of more renewable energy in these structures. (Source: CaGBC, PR, June, 2017)
Contact: Green Business Certification Inc., (202) 828-1145, www.gbci.org; CaGBC, Mark Hutchinson, VP, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council, Green Building, LEED Certification, ,
SB145 requires the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) beginning on January 1 and ending in December 2023, to authorize the payment of incentives of up to $2 million per year for the installation of solar energy systems and distributed generation systems at locations that benefit low-income customers. The bill also requires creation of a Legislative Committee on Energy, and directs it to conduct an interim study analyzing the development of renewable energy, viability, expansion and implementation of energy efficiency programs. The bill also directs the new committee to analyze the viability of establishing green banks and similar entities to help finance the use and harnessing of clean energy projects in this State, for commercial and residential properties.
The governor also signed Senate Bill 204, which was recommended by the Governor's New Energy Industry Task Force and requires the PUC to determine if it is in the public interest for utilities to purchase energy storage. The act becomes effective on July 1, 2017 and the PUC must make its determination by October 1, 2018. (Source: Office of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, PV Mag, Others, June, 2017)
Contact: Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, gov.nv.gov/Contact/Email-the-Governor
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar Incentive, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage,
In partnership with the ILR School's Worker Institute at Cornell University and Climate Jobs NY, the scheme will significantly expand energy efficiency and solar installations at public buildings, with a particular focus on wind and solar.
Additionally, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) is partnering with a consortium of banks to help municipalities finance energy efficiency and solar projects and plans to install more than 125MW of solar capacity in schools and other public buildings by 2020. (Source: NYSERDA, NYPA, Energy Live News, Others, 5 June, 2017) Contact: NYSERDA, John B. Rhodes, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; NYPA, (914) 681-8186, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nypa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA, Wind.Solar, NYPA,
In exchange for providing the program with building information, owners will be offered financial and non-financial incentives such as tenant information workshops, awards recognition and a rebate of up to $1,500 for each building that undergoes commercial energy audits. They will also be advised of Energy Efficiency Alberta programs for which they may qualify. The city will use the information gathered to set future benchmarks for building owners and develop strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The city has committed 20 of its own building to the program, including City Hall. (Source: City of Edmonton, Edmonton Journal, 5 June, 2017) Contact: City of Edmonton, Lisa Dockman, Snr. Environmental Project Manager, (780) 442-5311, www.edmonton.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Benchmarking, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
Lockheed Martin is one of 21 companies selected to implement Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) designed to create federal infrastructure improvements and energy savings. The individual projects are part of an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract shared across all contractors, and with a base period of five years with one 18-month extension option.
Under previously awarded contracts, Lockheed Martin Energy has implemented and is developing numerous innovative projects, including an energy retrofit of the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua that delivers savings of more than 50 percent in energy use and cost.
Lockheed Martin Energy is a line of business within Lockheed Martin that delivers comprehensive solutions across the energy industry to include demand response solutions, energy efficiency, energy storage, nuclear systems, tidal energy technologies and waste-to-energy generation.
(Source: Lockheed Martin, PR, 5 June, 2017) Contact: Lockheed Martin, said Bobbie Griffin, Federal Energy Solutions Programs Manager, www.lockheedmartin.com/energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lockheed Martin, Energy Efficiency,
The new IDIQ contract, which has a base period of five years and one 18-month extension period, has a ceiling amount of $55 billion will be shared by all contract holders.
ESG is a longstanding DOE ESPC IDIQ contractor, developing numerous projects including the first ever CHP facility for NASA and a $70.3 million ESPC, project at Naval Base Coronado's Naval Air Station North Island.
(Source: Energy Systems Group, PR, 5 June, 2017) Contact: Energy Systems Group, Steve Spanbauer, Snr. VP,
Meram El Ramahi, Director of Marketing(812)492-3734, www.energysystemsgroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Systems Group, Energy Efficiency,
The next Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee meeting, which is open to the public, will take place June 15-16, 2017, in Washington, D.C. and will focus on developing advice and guidance that promotes R&D leading to the production of bio-based fuels and products.
Stakeholders interested in attending the meeting and/or presenting oral comments should contact Dr. Mark Elless Mark.Elless@EE.Doe.Gov and Roy Tiley email@example.com. Additional information is available HERE. (Source: DOE EERE, 5 June, 2017) Contact: DOE EERE, www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, DOE EERE,
Applicants will be permitted to address any or all of the following three legislatively mandated technical areas: feedstocks development; biofuels and biobased products development; biofuels development analysis.
In support of these goals, NIFA and DOE are soliciting applications from all interested parties, including for-profit entities, universities, nonprofits, and national laboratories. For FY 2017, DOE anticipates funding 1 to 6 awards, and NIFA anticipates funding 3 to 14 awards ranging from $500,000 to $2 million per award.
Details are available at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Exchange under reference number DE-FOA-0001637. Concept papers are due by July 7th, 2017 and full applications are due by September 22nd, 2017.
(Source: US DOE, 5 June, 2017) Contact: US DOE, (202) 586-5000, https://energy.gov; BRDI, https://biomassboard.gov/initiative/initiative.html; National Institute of Food and Agriculture, https://nifa.usda.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Biomass, USDA, ,
Bioenergy S.A., which operates from its 504,000 lpd plant in Puerto Lopez in the department of Meta, has produced a total of 800,000 liters to date and is seeking agreements with other wholesalers, according to the company.
(Source: Bioenergy S.A, Finance Columbia, 7 June, 2017) Contact: Bioenergy S.A.,
Rafael Pittaluga, GM, +578 6612432, www.bioenergy.com.co; Terpel, www.terpel.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol,
The first 150-200MW phase is expected to reach financial close in 2018. GE will supply turbines to both phases of the project. (Source: Mainstream Renewable Power, GE Renewable Energy, Windpower Monthly, Other Media, 1 June, 2017) Contact: Mainstream Renewable Power,
Andy Kinsella, CEO, +353 (0) 1 290 2000, www.mainstreamrp.com;
GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, President and CEO, Onshore Wind, www.ge-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Mainstream Renewable Power, GE Renewable Energy,
The €1.9 billion project is owned by the Highland Group, Siemens Financial Services and a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. (Source: Veja Mate Offshore, ERB, 1 June, 2017)
Contact: Veja Mate Wind Farm, Henrik Scheinemann, CEO, +49 40 2576 7490,firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vejamate.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Highland Group, Siemens Financial Services, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,
"Siemens supports the Paris Climate Accord signed by 194 countries as it is an important element in enabling and encouraging governments, other businesses and investors to turn the billions of dollars in existing low-carbon investments into the trillions of dollars the world needs to tackle climate change. Siemens is disappointed by President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord.
"Along with other major corporations from around the globe, Siemens understands that taking action to address the causes of climate change is not only prudent, but also makes economic sense. Siemens' $110 million investment targeting our facilities will pay for itself in just five years and generate at least $20 million in annual savings thereafter.
"The company recognizes that an increased push for energy efficiency, renewable energy technology and electric mobility, along with the growing digitalization movement and carbon pricing, will speed up a carbon-free future, supporting the growth of a global middle class as well as prosperity for developing countries and increased resilience of economies." -- Siemens, Public Release, June 6, 2016
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role. Contact: Siemens, www.siemens.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens, Paris Climate Agreement, Trump,
"America is an environmental leader and the administration's decision does not diminish that. Technology and innovation have resulted in tremendous air quality improvements, including from our nation's coal-fired power plants. More than 90 pct of the existing coal fleet is equipped with advanced emissions controls. For new coal plants, the use of HELE technologies -- high efficiency, low emissions -- reduces both conventional and CO2 emissions. Emissions reductions globally will be furthered by the continued development and deployment of these clean energy technologies."
According to the ACC website, the ACC represents the collective interests of the American coal industry -- from the hole-in-the-ground to the plug-in-the-wall -- in advocating for coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source.
ACC serves as an essential resource for industry, policy makers and public interest groups. The Association supports activities and objectives that advance coal supply, consumption, transportation and trading. (Source: American Coal Council, PR, World Coal, 5 June, 2017) Contact: American Coal Council, (202) 756-4540, www.americancoalcouncil.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Paris Climate Agreement, Trump,
Scholt supplies power to businesses in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and plans to initially use the Giessenwind facility storage system for energy trading while
looking at other additional locations and applications.
The company is also working on projects to connect its energy storage system directly to renewable energy sources.
(Source: ALfen B.V., Sulzer Management, Power Engineering, 1 June, 2017) Contact: Alfen B.V., Andreas Plenk, Global Energy Storage System Sales, +31 36 549 3400, www.alfen.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Scholt Energy Services, Wind, Energy Storage,
Tata Power previously announced that its renewable business had surpassed 2,000-MW operating capacity with another 500 MW being under construction. The company added 1,350 MW of renewable capacity during the year.
Tata Power Solar manufactures solar cells and modules and provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to solar projects’ owners and developers.
(Source: Tata Power, Hindu Business Line, 29 May. 2017) Contact: Tata Power Solar, www.tatapowersolar.com
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In the first stage of the project, the flywheel facility will be installed and piloted by Schwungrad Energie Limited at the University of Sheffield's 2MW battery facility at Willenhall near Wolverhampton. The flywheel system will be capable of a peak power of 500kW and able to store 10kWh of energy.
The University of Sheffield is an expert hub for energy storage research in the UK and home to the leading Centre for Research into Electrical Energy Storage & Applications (CREESA). (Source: University of Sheffield, 2 June, 2017) Contact: University of Sheffield, Dr Dan Gladwin, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, www.sheffield.ac.uk/eee/staff/d_gladwin; Energy 2050, www.energy2050.ac.uk
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Forward Labs's solar roof is a standing-seam metal roof topped by a large piece of tempered glass beneath which sits an "optimal chromatic cloaking" layer.
The company is targeting homeowners looking to replace their roof or looking to design and build a new home, as well as new-construction professionals.
The system goes beyond design. An average installation takes two to three days, according to the company.
Multiple beta installations are already in operation, and Forward Labs is taking preorders for its first production roofs in 2018. (Source: Forward Labs, Tech Times, May, 2017)
Contact: Forward Labs, Zack Taylor, CEO, (800) 408-3698, www.forwardsolarroofing.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Rooftop Solar, Forward Labs, Solar, Tesla Solar,
"The ($15 million Bloomberg Philanthropies) pledge aims to fill a significant funding gap that comes as a result of President Donald Trump's announced withdrawal from the Paris agreement and proposed steep budget cuts for international programs, including on climate," -- Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Bloomberg's $15 million pledge aims to "support the operations" of the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN agency that coordinates the Paris pact.
"Protecting our planet and driving economic growth are critical to our future, and they aren't mutually exclusive. I deeply disagree with the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement." -- Bob Iger, CEO, Disney
"Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world," -- Elon Musk, CEP, Tesla Motors
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump,
Russian local-content rules allow renewables projects to only be installed if 40 pct of the equipment is manufactured locally. The percentage risies to 65 pct in 2018. But, since there are no domestic wind turbine manufacturers in the country, regulators have approved at least two potential original equipment manufacturers to provide turbines.
(Source: Russian Association of Wind Power Industry, Kallanish Energy , 31 May, 2017) Contact: Russian Association of Wind Power Industry , www,rawi.ru
More Low-Carbon Energy News Russian Association of Wind Power Industry , Wind,