The Fort Bend facility generates enough RNG to fuel 560 diesel transit buses for a year. DTE plans to increase the project's capacity to generate enough RNG to fuel over 1,000 diesel transit buses. Forecast to reach commercial operations in the fourth quarter of this year, the Seabreeze facility is expected to produce a similar volume.
(Source: DTE Biomass, 28 May, 2017) Contact: DTE Biomass Energy, (313) 235-5555, www.dtepowerandindustrial.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE Biomass, Landfill Gas, Renewable Natural Gas ,
The company's high-capacity ESS modules are scalable to 39 basic modules with a capacity of 4.8 kWh. This means the storage capacity can increase up to 39 times or that a maximum of 188 kWh can be stored, amounting to 20 days of power consumption by an average European household. The company is also launching high-voltage ESS modules that can scale up to 600 volts from the current 50 volts. High-voltage battery modules enable homes to save costs of parts needed for voltage transformation.
According to market researcher B3, global sales of residential ESS products are expected to grow around 16 pct annually to about 146,000 units by 2020. In 2016, Samsung SDI had the largest share in the global residential ESS market with 30 percent, it said. (Source: Samsung SDI, Korea Herald, 29 May, 2017) Contact: Samsung SDI, www.samsungsdi.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Samsung SDI, Energy Storage, Battery,
The Business Council said carbon capture and storage technology would be critical in meeting Australia's emissions targets beyond 2030.
The Australia Institute released a report on Tuesday that finds Australian governments have spent $1.3 billion on carbon capture and storage initiatives over the past 14 years with no large-scale projects resulting.
(Source: Clean Energy Finance Corporation, news.com.au, 30 May, 2017) Contact: Clean Energy Finance Corporation, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Finance Corporation, CCS, Carbon Capture,
Joseph Eugene Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the John Bates Clark Medal.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Low-Carbon Economy, Low-Carbon Energy,
Key Findings of the Second and Third-Generation Biofuels Market:
In 2015, North America dominated the global market with the highest share, in terms of both revenue and volume, owing to the high percentage of manufacturers and consumers and supportive government regulations. In addition, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow with the highest rate, registering a CAGR of 57.3 pct throughout the forecast period, owing to rapid growth in transportation sector in countries, such as China, Thailand, and India, increase in awareness about application of second- and third-generation biofuels, and favorable government rules & regulations.
The key players of second- and third-generation biofuels market profiled in this report are Algenol Biofuels, Inc., Abengoa S.A., Blue Marble Biomaterials, Sapphire Energy, Inc., Chemrec AB, GranBio, DONG Energy A/S, INEOS Bio, Clariant, and ZeaChem, Inc.
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(Source: Allied Market Research, OpenPR, 29 May, 2017) Contact: Allied Market Research,
(503) 894-6022, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuels, Secon Generation Biofuel, Allied Market Research,
TYP enables LogiNext clients to track and manage the carbon emissions of their delivery trucks and other fleet movements through the Footprint' tab on their dashboards and apps. The feature provides real-time analysis of fuel usage, corresponding carbon emissions and possible alternative carbon footprints their activities are creating. The enterprises that reduce their carbon footprint within a year would receive rebates and the first-hand exclusive experience of upcoming disruptions from LogiNext, putting them ahead of their competition.
LogiNext presently helps its 250 enterprise clients:
save more than 700,000 gallons of fuel;
cur their CO2 emissions by more than 12.6 million pounds; and
achieve a 25 pct drop in their total emissions.
(Source: LogiNext, Digital Journal, 29 May, 2017) Contact: LogiNext, Dhruvil Sanghvi, CEO, Sharjeel Siddiqui, +91 8898888692,
Phone: +91 8898888692
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Footprint,
China Century's butanol technology uses high concentration organic sewage as the feedstock. The biofuels it makes are mainly used in power generation, and in marine and car fuels. The company holds respective stakes of 67 pct and 88 pct in Ningbo Shi Fenghua Hualian Century Bio Energy and Zhejiang Hualian Century Bio Energy.
(Source: DeTai New Energy Group, Renewables Now, Others, 30 May, 2017)
Contact: DeTai New Energy Group Ltd., +862 3100 0600, email@example.com, www.detai-group.com; China Century Bio Energy, http://www.chinanewenergy.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News DeTai New Energy Group, Biofuel, Butanol, ,
The standard is designed to be broadly applicable for new and existing buildings and is the first program of its kind to make carbon reduction the key indicator for building performance.
A zero carbon building (ZCB) is "one that is highly energy efficient and produces onsite, or procures, carbon-free renewable energy in an amount sufficient to offset the " New buildings seeking Zero Carbon Building Design certification must model a zero carbon balance, have highly efficient envelope and ventilation systems to meet thermal energy demand intensity targets (TEDI), and produce at least 5 pct of their power requirements on-site via renewable energy systems, among other requirements. Existing buildings seeking Zero Carbon Building - Performance designation must meet most of the same demands as the new buildings, but are exempt from needing to produce on-site renewable energy or achieve the TEDI targets.
Designations for new, older buildings
(Source: CaGBC, Renx.ca, 30 May, 2017)Contact: CaGBC, Mark Hutchinson, VP, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council,
In 2016 Xcel Energy reduced carbon emissions 30 pct since 2005, four years earlier than expected. The company now anticipates it will achieve at least a 45 pct reduction in carbon emissions system wide by 2021. To reach its goal, the company is transforming how it produces energy and adding significant amounts of low-cost wind and solar energy, encouraging energy efficiency, retiring aging coal units and repowering some facilities with cleaner natural gas.
The company is also:
reducing air emissions, such as nitrogen oxide, by approximately 70 pct; cutting water consumption by 35 pct;
offering more than 150 energy-saving programs that combined, help customers annually save about a terawatt-hour of electricity -- enough to power more than 142,000 homes;
spending $2.4 billion with local businesses -- 70 pct of its spending on goods and services.
(Source: Xcel Energy, PR, 30 May, 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, Carbon Emissions,
EdgePower will develop the solution, integrating its load control EMS with Eguana's Commercial AC Battery energy storage system to demonstrate demand charge reduction and solar firming behind-the-meter as a value added feature. Development and validation will be completed this summer with equipment installation at the host site planned for the last quarter of 2017.
EdgePower products include an onsite energy management gateway, site control software for energy management and demand charge reduction services, wireless LED dimming and smart-relay lighting controls, supervisory control of Building Management Systems and HVAC equipment, cloud-based alerting, reporting and analytics of facility operations, and customer site support services. (Source: Eguana Technologies Inc., PR, 30 May, 2017)Contact: Eguana Technologies Inc., Justin Holland, CEO,
(416) 728-7635, Justin.Holland@EguanaTech.com, Vishwas Ganesan, Bus. Dev., (408) 685-2670, Vishwas.Ganesan@EguanaTech.com, www.EguanaTech.com;
EdgePower, www.edgepower.com; Sun Shot Initiative, www.eere.energy.gov/sunshot
More Low-Carbon Energy News EdgePower , Eguana Technologies, AC Battery, Energy Storage, Energy Mangement, SunShot ,
The pilot plant is expected to produce approximately 1 million lpy of biocrude from wood waste, plastics, sugarcane trash and bagasse and other green wastes.
The fuel will be sold to the US navy, the Australian Defence Force, local heavy road transport operators and others. (Source: Southern Oil Refining, Renewables Now, 30 May, 2017)Contact: Southern Oil Refining, Tim Rose, +61 2 6925 8755, www.sor.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern Oil Refining, Biocrude, Biofuel,
wants to do the right thing for the environment. He cares about the environment. But he also cares very much about creating jobs for American workers."
-- Gary Cohn, White House Chief Economic Advisor.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Agreement, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
A solar-plus-storage system comprised of a rooftop array of 73.6 kW of solar panels and five Ice Energy Ice Bear 30s replaced the theater's outdated HVAC system. During the day, the solar PV supplies the energy needs of the theater, including charging the Ice Bears. In the evening, the Ice Bears provide up to four of cooling using a fraction of the electricity normally needed.
California's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), combined with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing enabled the installation with a minimal up-front investment. (Source: Horizon Solar Power, NewsWire, 23 May, 2017) Contact: Ice Energy, Mike Hopkins, CEO, (877) 542-3232, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://ice-energy.com; Horizon Solar Power, Frank Kneller, (847) 337-4076, email@example.com, www.horizonsolar power.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Horizon Solar Power, Ice Energy, Energy Storage ,
The $9.1 million, 20-unit NZE townhouse project is designed with Zero Energy Star® certification for maximum energy efficiency.
The projects features virtual assistants, energy management, security, locks, cameras, smoke detectors, electrical control, and other smartphone applications. (Source: Caliber, 25 May, 2017) Contact: Caliber,
Chris Loeffler, CEO, www.eclipsescottsdale.com, www.CaliberCo.com, MUDUS, www.MODUScompanies.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Net Zero Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, ,
After July 1, electric power producers will be expected to increase the share of renewables in their portfolios to 15 pct by 2020 or be forced to make up the shortfall by purchasing green electricity certificates.
To encourage investment in renewables, the state has so far supported energy firms by directly subsidizing the price paid by the grid -- the extra cost of buying renewable electricity as compared to coal-fired power. By the latter half of 2016,approximately $8 billion in subsidy payments was still outstanding.
The new system is designed to reduce the financial burden on government by phasing out direct subsidies for renewables and shifting the cost onto companies trading certificates. This will help renewable electricity firms see a quicker ROI because electronic certificates will be awarded to generators (excluding hydro) as soon as power is delivered to the grid.
The NEA also revealed that in 2018 the government is likely to implement quota audits and compulsory certificate trading, though this is not yet official.
(Source: China National Energy Administration,
China Dialogue, 23 May, 2017) Contact: China National Energy Administration, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News China NEA, Renewable Energy Credits, Renewable Energy Subsidies,
The BEE-Cal provides a preliminary analysis that can help initiate or inform a dialogue around energy efficiency on the municipal level. In addition to estimating carbon emissions reductions, the BEE-Cal also gauges potential energy savings, local job creation, and improved social equity through a number of metrics. The BEE-Cal allows users to:
The TAF, which invests in urban solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, aimms to reduce Toronto's GHG emissions by 80 pct by 2050. (Source: Toronto Atmospheric Fund, PR, 26 May, 2017) Contact: Toronto Atmospheric Fund, (416) 392-0271, firstname.lastname@example.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Building Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions,
According to University of New Mexico Assistant Professor Matthew Hurteau and report co-author, roughly half of all human-emitted carbon is absorbed by vegetation and the ocean, and is stored through natural processes -- something that helps limit our actual carbon impact on the atmosphere. But, as forests begin to change due to global warming and large scale fires, the amount of forest carbon uptake will decrease, accelerating the amount of man-made carbon making its way into the atmosphere.
Because California is experiencing warmer and dryer conditions due to global warming, certain tree species are not able to flourish across particular geographic regions like they once were. Less tree growth, means less carbon uptake in forests.
The study also shows that wildfires will play a big role in the reduction of stored carbon. And while many of these incidents will occur naturally, Hurteau says we are, in part, to blame for their significance. Hurteau adds that researchers have identified strategies for reducing some of the fire risk by actively thinning forests to manage tree density and restoring surface fires.
Download the Potential Decline in Carbon Carrying Capacity Under Projected Climate-Wildfire Interactions in the Sierra Nevada report HERE. (Source: University of New Mexico, PR, Scientific Reports, 25 May, 2017) Contact: Univ. of New Mexico, Prof. Mathew Hurteau, (505) 277-0863, email@example.com, www.hurteaulab.org/the-team.htm
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Storage, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Capture, Deforestation,
Under the Brooklyn/Queens Demand Management Program, customers will be able to use installed battery storage systems to export power to the electric grid to respond to Con Edison's calls to reduce peak load conditions in the area.
The program is expected to cut peak hour energy demand, save homeowners cash, and defer the construction of a $1 billion electrical substation, according to the PSC. (Source: New York State Public Service Commission, PR, 25 May, 2017)Contact: ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094, www.conedsolutions.com; NY PSC, Jon Sorense, (518) 416-2496, Jon.Sorensen@dps.ny.gov, www.dps.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Energy Storage, Consolidated Edison, New York State Public Service Commission,
The Ameren microgrid is the first system in the U.S. to utilize S&C's PureWave® SMS-250 Storage Management System, which provides 500 kWhrs of lithium-ion battery energy storage for the microgrid system. The SMS-250 stores energy from both the utility and the facility's generation sources; provides the voltage signal for the microgrid; enables renewable integration and smoothing; and controls the microgrid frequency and power quality. The project also uses a mix of new distributed generation sources including a 100 kW wind turbine, a 125 kW solar array, and two 500kW kW natural gas generators.
(Source: S&C Electric Company, PR, 23 May, 2017) Contact: S&C Electric, David Chiesa, Business Development,
www.sandc.com; Ameren, www.ameren.com/illinois
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren, S&C Electric, Energy Storage,
KPS is constructing a 17-meter device that flies on high air currents above the ground and generates power by the kite's constant pulling and contracting tether cable.
(Source: Shell, Schlumberger, EON, The Street, 26 May, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Kite Wind, Wind, Shell, Schlumberger, EON,
Vaite and Rougemont-1's average annual production is estimated to reach 93,140 MWh and 84,720 MWh respectively, enough to power more than 37,300 French households. All the electricity produced by the two wind farms will be sold under fixed-price, 15-PPAs PPAs with Electricite de France (EDF).
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. develops, owns and operates run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, wind farms and solar PV farms and carries out its operations in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, Canada, France and Idaho, USA. (Source: Innergex, Renewable Energy Inc., PR, 26 May6, 2017))Contact: Innergex Renewable Energy, Michel Letellier, Pres., CEO, (450) 928-2550, www.innergex.com; Electricite de France, www.edf.fr/en/the-edf-group
More Low-Carbon Energy News Innergex Renewable Energy,
North Two features vertical Indirect Adiabatic and Evaporative (IAC) cooling system, delivering power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.16 across six floors of plant space. This innovative technology positions this 24,000 square-meter facility as one of the most efficient and greenest data centers in the world.
Telehouse is is the data center subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI, a leading Japanese mobile and fixed-line telecommunications and ICT solution provider to more then 3000 corporations in 28 countries worldwide.
(Source: Telehouse Europe, 24 May, 2017) Contact: Telehouse Europe, Paul Leonard, +44(0)20-7512-4445, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.uk.telehouse.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Data Center Energy Efficiency,
As part of the investment, Sky Solar's Sky Capital America Inc unit will provide project financing, system design, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) management and operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the first 250 MW of AmberWave BIPV technology deployments.
New Hampshire-headquartred AmberWave makes flexible silicon PV cells for solar integrated metal rooftops, unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites. (Source: Sky Solar, RenewablesNow, 23 May, 2017) Contact: SKY Solar Holdings, +81 3 5235 3470, www.skysolargroup.com; AmberWave Systems Inc., www.amberwave.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sky Solar, Solar Cell, Amber Wave,
(Source: GE Renewable Energy, CleanTechnica, Innvenergy, Others, 26 May, 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, President and CEO, Onshore Wind, www.ge-energy.com; Invenergy Wind, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy, Innvenergy , Wind,
Under the framework, the two utilities are responsible for developing and implementing net metering programs for their respective clients.
The utilities will be updating their websites with additional information in the coming weeks and expect to be in a position to begin accepting customer net metering applications effective July 1, 2017. (Source: Newfoundland and Labrador PUB, PV Mag., 22 May, 2017) Contact: Labrador Hydro, www.nlhydro.com; Newfoundland Power, www.newfoundlandpower.com; Public Utilities Board of Newfoundland and Labrador, (709) 726-8600, www.pub.nf.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Net Metering, Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar,
These regulations are part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change to reduce methane emissions by 40 to 45 pct by 2025 and remove approximately about 20 megatonnes of CO2from the atmosphere a year -- equal to removing about five million passenger vehicles from the road each year.
Quick facts on the proposed regulations:
The Government of Canada is supporting this committing $200 million to support clean-technology research, development, and demonstration and adoption of clean technology in the natural resources sectors.
(Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada, PR, 25 May, 2017)
Contact: Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Marie-Pascale Des Rosiers, Press Secretary , 9613) 462-5473, www.ec.gc.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Metrhane Emissions,
Brazil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Indonesia and Peru may contain some of the worlds large tracks of peatlands, with research suggesting that in the DRC alone, peatlands may hold 30 billion tons of carbon or three years worth of global carbon emissions.
In concert with the GLF, the Center for International Forest Research (CIFOR) of the CIGAR research found "unprecedented extents and volumes of peatlands in the tropics, three times the size of previous estimates, and mainly outside Asia.
The research is meant to help countries find out if they have peatlands, determine their size and ascertain how best to protect them. (Source: IISD, 25 May, 2017) Contact: International Institute for Sustainable Development, (204) 958-7700, email@example.com,
www.iisd.org; Global Peatlands Initiative, +254-(020) 762-5109,
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Institute for Sustainable Development, Carbon Emissions, Peatland, Carbon Storage, Climate Change,
The program will require 80 pct of HPE manufacturing suppliers1 to set science-based emissions reduction targets in their own operations by 2025, seeking to avoid 100 million tons of emissions -- equivalent to removing 21 million cars off the road for an entire year.
As part of the goal, HPE will reduce manufacturing-related GHG emissions on an absolute basis within our supply chain by 15 pct by 2025, becoming the first IT company to establish a supply chain goal that is in line with climate science.
HPE previously committed to reaching 100 pct renewable energy, reducing operational GHG emissions by 25 pct , and increasing the efficiency of its product portfolio 30 times by 2025.
(Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 25 May, 2017) Contact: Hewlett Packard Enterprise,
Lara Birkes, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, (415) 860-9320, www.hpe.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hewlett Packard, Carbon Emissions, Climate CHange, Energy Efficiency ,
The Universal Biofuels 50 million gpy plant in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh is expected to begin shipments to foreign marketsbeginning in Q3. Universal Biofuels is the only India biofuels producer approved under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard for delivery of tallow and waste oil biodiesel into California.
(Source: Aemetis, Inc., 25 May, 2017) Contact: Aemetis Inc., Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO , Satya Chillara, IR, (408) 213-0939, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aemetis.com; BP Singapore, +65 6371 8888, http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/about-bp/bp-worldwide/bp-in-singapore.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, BP, Biodiesel,
The company foresees the development having a major impact on the adoption of renewable fuels in the logistics and wider transport industries.
"Last year we grew 40 pct, and this year we're going to double, and it's astounding the level of uptake we're now seeing," according to Neutral Fuels CEO Karl Feilder. (Source: Neutral Fuels, www.arabiansupplychaine.com, 28 May, 2017) Contact: Neutral Fuels, Karl Feilder, CEO, email@example.com, www.tng.ae, www.biodiesel.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Neutral Fuels, Biodiesel,
RSB verifies the sustainability and reliability of feedstock sourcing and production and certifies the sustainability of biofuels evaluated against 12 principles which have been approved by many stakeholders, including NGOs and UN agencies. In addition to the greenhouse gas savings compared to fossil fuels, the RSB principles cover biodiversity, human rights and environmental and social responsibility throughout the value chain.RSB is one of the European Commission's approved voluntary schemes, which can be used to show compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive's sustainability criteria. RSB certification can also be used to verify the sustainability of biomaterials for non-energy applications.
UPM Biofuels uses crude tall oil, a residue from pulp production, to produce both biofuels and biomaterials in its 120 million lpy biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland. (Source: UPM, PR, 29 May, 2017) Contact: UPM Biofuels, Maiju Helin, Senior Manager, Safety, Sustainability and Quality, +358 50 325 6046, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sari Mannonen, UPM Biofuels, +358 45 265 1345, www.upm.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News UPM Biofuels news, Biofuels news, Tall Oil news,
SMT V2 enables plants to produce increases of up to 3 pct ethanol yield and up to 15 pct distiller's oil recovery, and ultimately, increased revenues. ICM's new design provides up to a 50 pct reduction in horsepower, while providing an opportunity to dramatically change the grind profile and to reduce suspended solids throughout the plant.
SMT V2 is a platform technology that frees more starch critical for enzyme conversion to sugar by selectively targeting and flaking larger starch particles into smaller ones; separating starch away from fiber, protein, or fats. Using a newly designed proprietary milling device, the new and improved SMT V2™ allows plants to take advantage of these benefits, while also maximizing efficiencies by reducing the amount of energy needed.
(Source: ICM Inc., 26 May 2017) Contact: ICM Inc., Dave VanderGriend, CEO, Chris Mitchell, Pres., (316) 796-0900, www.icminc.com;
NUVU Fuels, Mick Miller, Pres., (320) 585-7901, email@example.com, www.nuvufuels.com; Carbon Green BioEnergy, (613) 374-4000, www.cgbioenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ICM Inc, NUVU Fuels, Ethanol ,
The name and branding is effective immediately and will be implemented across the company's products and services through the calendar year and 2018. (Source: Greenfield Global, 26 May, 2017) Contact: Greenfield Global, Howard Field, Pres., CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenfield.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Biochemical, Greenfield Specialty Alcohols, Alcohol Fuel ,
Hai Long is seeking syndicated loans and offering equity positions to finance the construction, which is set to begin in 2019 for commercial operation by 2023 or 2024.
(Source: Northland Power, Taipei Times, 19 May, 2017)
Contact: Northland Power, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.ca; Yushan Energy, email@example.com, www.yushanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Northland Power, Wind, Offshore Wind,
The next phase of the project will involve detailed engineering of the CO2 capture and reuse facility, which is scheduled to be completed by October 2017. The completed capture plant is expected to be commissioned and begin production in late 2018.
The $8.4 million unit will be designed to produce 30 tpd of CO2, a higher number than what was initially expected. Since the anticipated revenues were based on a 15 tpd estimate, the company now believes annual revenues from the project will amount to $750,000.
(Source: CO2 Solutions, PR, Canadian Biomass, 24 May, 2017)
Contact: CO2 Solutions, Evan Price, CEO, (418) 842-3456, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.co2solutions.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2 Solutions, Carbon Capture,
The plan, which establishes a strict monitoring system, will limit methane emissions from new and existing oil and gas infrastructure, support energy production or capture and combustion of methane at landfills and farms, and provide incentives to address methane leaks in pipelines.
(Source: Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Engineering News-Record, JM Eagle, 24 May, 2017) Contact: Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Landfill Gas, Greenhouse Gas Emissions,
Solar, wind, biomass and geothermal energy production will be increased and hydroelectric utilities can expect additional subsidies.
Nuclear power, which accounts for approximately 38 pct of power produced in Switzerland, will be phased out gradually, starting in 2019. (Source: Swiss Info, 21 May, 2017) Contact: Swiss Info, www.SwissInfo.ch;
Energy Minister Doris Leuthard, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Leuthard
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,
According to the NZBA, "Government should be sitting down with renewable organizations as a group and discussing how we can deliver the highest value options and ensure the economy and society benefits across all measures -- not just cost. This should be done before they start paying any of that $14 billion. Buying carbon credits offshore will only give tax payer money away when it could be used to help business and local government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We should be taking advantage of low-cost opportunities to reduce our carbon emissions here in New Zealand by increasing our use of bioenergy, particularly in the heat sector."
“Bioenergy has the potential to add revenue of $6 billion to the country's economy, and to create jobs and economic growth -- particularly in the regions.
In the short term, we'd like the Government to encourage the heat market to use wood fuel, farmers to process farm waste to produce bioenergy and local authorities to use organic waste for heating and transport fuel instead of dumping it in landfills," the NZBA added.
(Source: NZ Bioenergy Association, PR, Scoop NZ, 24 May, 2017)
Contact: NZ Bioenergy Association, Grant Smith, Chair, +64 (0)4 385 3398, http://www.bioenergy.org.nz
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Biomass,
Consistent with President Trump's Energy Independence Executive Order, EPA will continue to review these actions to ensure that they protect the environment and enable a growing economy.
Municipal solid waste landfills receive non-hazardous waste and under updated rules are required to install and operate landfill gas collection systems that monitor landfill gas/methane emissions.
With the proposed cuts,
the agency would focus on basic research and free those technologies to private industry for development and commercialization. (Source: DOE, Bloomberg, Various Media, May 24, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News CLean Coal, Coal, USEPA, Carbon Emissions,
The company has submitted and is awaiting a feasibility study to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and it is awaiting official approval.
Two projects, boosting the company's capacity to capture CO2 by a total of 1.3 million tpy are already in operation.
In 2013, the NDRC implemented a new policy to promote carbon capture and storage. The policy called on local governments to take further steps on pilot projects, which could enhance research on capturing CO2 to help tackle climate change and create economic benefits.
(Source: Yanchang Research Institute, Ecns.cn, China Daily, 24 May, 2017) Contact: Yanchang Research Institute, english.sxycpc.com/Companies/Institute.htm; NDRC, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture, Carbon Dioxide, NDRC, Emissions, CCS,
The two wind farms, which will be constructed off the coast of Massachusetts and North Carolina, are expected to start generating power by 2022 and 2025 respectively.
(Source: Scottish Power, BBC News, 21 May, 2017) Contact: Scottish Power,
Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Scottish Power, Wind,
Rothes Wind Farm incorporates 22 Siemens 2.3 MW CS turbines, each rated at 2.3 MW, providing a total installed capacity of 50.6 MW. The Paul's Hill Wind Farm, which utilizes 28 Siemens 2.3 MW CS turbines, went into full operations in May, 2006 , and generates sufficient power for approximately 35,000 homes .
Natural Power offers proactive and integrated consultancy, management and due diligence services across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal, renewable heat, solar pv and hydro sectors globally. (Source: Natural Power, PR, RealWire, 22 May, 2017) Contact: Natural Power, Jane Maher, PR, +44 (0) 7887 995 589, email@example.com, www.naturalpower.com/our-services/total-asset-management, www.naturalpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Power, Wind,
MAKE, with locations in Denmark, China and the U.S., offers reports, access to MAKE's proprietary databases and forecasts, analyst presentations, direct analyst access and bespoke consulting projects. (Source: Verisk Analytics, GTM , 22 May., 2016) Contact: MAKE, +45 7026 6628, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.consultmake.com; Verisk Analytics, www.verisk.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Verisk Analytics, Wind, MAKE,
Forecaster NOW provides on-demand forecasts of select power markets with hourly resolution to seven days. Easily accessible on the Web, Forecaster NOW aims to provide energy traders, plant operators and other stakeholders with immediate estimates of future wind and solar plant energy production, according to DNV GL. These instant forecasts can help energy traders validate trading instincts and inform operations and maintenance managers regarding scheduling.
Forecaster NOW also provides insight into the potential impacts of wind and solar generation on power supply and pricing, delivering energy traders the data needed to help validate timely trading decisions in Texas' ERCOT market, the company adds.
(Source: DNV GL, NA Windpower, 22 May, 2017) Contact: DNV GL Energy Advisory, Craig Collier, head of forecasting for the Americas, Carole Barbeau, Americas President, +49 40 361 490, www.dnvgl.com
GL, Wind, Solar,
More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL, Wind, Solar,
Saint-Gobain joined the program in 2011 and committed to reduce its energy consumption by 20 pct by 2020 at its 84 U.S. manufacturing plants.
In addition to its renewed pledge, Saint-Gobain was recognized on May 15 as a winner of DOE 2017 Better Practice Award for its Water, Waste and Energy (WWE) Program which encourages the reduction of a plant's environmental impact. (Source: Saint-Gobain, PR, 24 May, 2017)
Contact: Saint-Gobain NA, Thomas Kinisky, Pres., CEO, www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com;US DOE Better Plants Program, https://energy.gov/eere/amo/better-plants
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The REMI study documents job creation and GDP growth under three scenarios that continue energy efficiency tax policies:
The study was co-funded by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Alliant Group LP, Ameresco, Blue Energy Group, Concord Energy Strategies, Energy Tax Savers, Energy Systems Group, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).(Source: Regional Economic Models Inc., Proud Green Building, 25 May, 2017) Contact: Regional Economic Models Inc., www.remi.com
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The report analyzes nine key segments: HVAC, lighting, controls, water efficiency, water heating, building envelope, other, and commissioning and installation services.
The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including market drivers and hurdles, opportunities, and current market trends, related to energy efficient building technologies. Global market forecasts for revenue, segmented by product and service type, region, and construction type, extend through 2026. The report also examines the key regional market dynamics and technologies related to energy efficient building products and services, as well as the competitive landscape.
An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download HERE; Additional report information is HERE.
(Source: Navigant Consulting, 25 May, 2017) Contact: Navigant Research,
Lindsay Funicello-Paul, (781) 270-8456, email@example.com,
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