Analysts expect EU Allowances (EUAs) to average €7.16 euros/tonne in 2018, and €9.92 per tonne in 2019, according to the survey of seven analysts by Reuters published on Wednesday. The forecasts were up 19 pct and 16 pct, respectively, on prices given in July, of €6.01 for 2018 and € 8.54 euros for 2019.
The European Union's ETS, a cap-and-trade permit system to regulate industry pollution, has suffered from an excess of allowances (EAUs) supply since the financial crisis.
(Source: Times of India, Reuters, Others, 11 Oct., 2017)
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ALUR's research suggests the use of biodiesel as a substitute for oil based diesel cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 70 pct and bioethanol reduces emissions by 66 pct.
According to the government statement, the results show that Uruguay is on target to meet its Paris Climate Agreement commitment of a 15 pct reduction in the consumption of petroleum-derived fuels in transport.
(Source: ALUR, Biofuels Int'l, Various Media , Oct., 2017) Contact: Alcoholes de Uruguay,
Dario Rodriguez, R&D, (598) 2309 02 42 / 46 int. 2000, www.alur.com.uy
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"What's most frustrating is it appears that EPA has not bothered to look at the facts we've put before them in our formal comments on the original proposal for the RFS -- facts that support higher volumes of biodiesel and other advanced biofuels. This is not the first year the biodiesel industry has been without the tax credit, or the first year there's been uncertainty in the biodiesel industry. But every year we have prevailed, providing volumes above and beyond the requirements,"
NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen said.
(Source: National Biodiesel Board , October 16, 2017)Contact: NBB, Donnell Rehagen, CEO, (800) 841-5849, www.biodiesel.org
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The RFP outlines the proposal requirements and power and asset purchase agreement terms requiring commercial operations dates in 2019 or 2020. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, Twitter, Photon, Others, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, https://twitter.com/dominionenergy, www.dominionenergy.com
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Although the country's total wind power reached 154 million KW as of June 2017, nearly triple the figure from 2012, the usage rate is low and Many wind turbines are halted and idle due local power grid failures.
Also, the price of wind and photovoltaic energy are still too high and still rely on subsidies to develop.
(Source: China New and Renewable Energy Bureau National Energy Bureau, Asia Times,
The DailyBrief , Oct., 2017) Contact: China New and Renewable Energy Bureau National Energy Bureau,en.ndrc.gov.cn
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The JV pipeline, which includes 10 wind projects ranging from 6 to 80 MW, would allow Boralex to acquire or resell the projects at future dates. The projects are at different stages of development, from early stage to being on the verge of full authorization.
The JV partners have committed to invest a total of £6.6 million($Cdn 10.9 million until the end of 2019 -- £5.5 million ($Cdn 9.1 million) from Boralex. Infinergy will act as the principal developer of the joint venture projects.
(Source: Boralex Inc., PR, Oct., 2017)
Contact: Infinergy Ltd., Esbjorn Wilmar, CEO, www.infinergy.co.uk; Boralex, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com
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The Crookwell 2 wind farm is being developed by Madrid-headquartered Global Power Generation Australia (formerly Union Fenosa Australia) and is supported by ACT large feed-in tariffs. The project is slated for completion and commissioning in September , 2018.
(Source: Global Power Generation Australia, Riot Act, 17 Oct., 2017) Contact: Global Power Generation Australia, www.globalpower-generation.com
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The company worked with engineering-firm Lucas E3, which installed a patent-pending secondary distillation system that reduces the amount of heat needed for production.
(Source: Badger State Ethanol, Madison Journal, 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: Badger State Ethanol, Erik Huschitt, CEO & General Manager, (608) 329-3900, www.badgerstateethanol.com
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To qualify for compliance with the RFS program, any new production above the grandfathered gallons must meet a 20 pct greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction threshold when compared to the program's gasoline baseline. The efficient producer pathway petition process is designed to aid ethanol plants in gaining pathway approval for expanded production above those grandfathered volumes.
According to documents published by the EPA, The Andersons Marathon Ethanol plant achieves a greenhouse gas reduction of 22.5 percent when compared to baseline gasoline. A typical natural gas-fired dry mill ethanol plant that produces 100 percent dry distillers grains achieves a 16.8 percent GHG reduction when compared to the gasoline baseline.
(Source: EPA, Ethanol Producer, Various Media, 13 Oct. 2017)Contact: The Andersons Inc, (419) 893-5050, email@example.com, www.andersonsinc.com
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According to NARA Co-director Mike Wolcott, woody bioimass forestry and lumbering wastes can be used as feedstocks for commercial aviation biofuels.
As previously reported, Alaska Airlines used the fuel on a flight from Seattle to Washington, D.C. last November.
The project received approximated $40 million in funding support.
(Source, Washington State University, Daily Evergreen, 16 Oct., 2017)Contact: Washington State University, Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, Ralph Cavalieri, Project Director, (509) 335-5581, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nararenewables.org; www.wsu.edu
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The demo project will incorporate a Vestas V80 2 Mw turbine and is intended to demonstrate the development potential of offshore deep-water wind projects that make better use of higher wind resources.
The patented floating wind foundation is expected to be installed by the year end.
(Source: Ideol, EBR, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50, www.ideol-offshore.com/en
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LevelTen Energy also announced that it has closed a series A $6.8 million funding round with new investors including Prelude Ventures, Techstars Venture Capital Fund, Founders' Coop, Wireframe Ventures, Element 8 Fund and Avista Development, a subsidiary of Avista Corp.
(Source: LevelTen Energy, 16 Oct., 2017)Contact: LevelTen Energy, Bryce Smith, CEO, (800) 995-2152, www.leveltenenergy.com
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Under the terms of the agreement, the city will get about 40 pct of its energy from the solar garden for the next 25 years at a price of 13 cents per kWh. That is around 2 million kilowatt hours of the city's annual approximate 5 million kilowatt hours used.
The contract is expected to save $1.9 million in energy costs over its 25-year term.
(Source: Winona Daily News, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: City of Winona, www.cityofwinona.com; SolarStone Partners, Gordy Simanton, VP of Business Development
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Down load The Clean Growth Strategy -- Leading the way to a Low Carbon Future HERE. (Source: UK Gov., Seeking Alpha, Various Other Media, 16 Oct., 2017)
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According to the school, theirs and other studies are typical at college campuses, especially colleges with older buildings with questionable energy efficiency.
The contract and study will cost the university $700,000, but the school says the contract's expected energy efficiency recommendations, if completed, could deliver more than $10 million in savings.
The study will begin immediately and likely take more than six months to complete.
(Source: Lake Superior State University, October 16, 2017) Contact: Lake Superior State University, (906) 632-6841, www.lssu.edu; Johnson Controls, Bill Jackson, Pres, Building Efficiency, www.johnsoncontrols.com
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A SCE&G Home Energy Check-up includes an inspection and evaluation of windows, doors, caulking, weather stripping, insulation levels, appliances, water heaters and HVAC systems. The walk-through process, which usually lasts an hour, allows for accurate assessment of the home's energy efficiency.
The home owner receives a custom report of the inspection findings including: an energy consumption overview;
specifics on using a thermostat efficiently;
a home HVAC system overview;
overview of the home's past energy usage;
and detailed recommendations for energy efficiency and weatherization upgrades and improvements.
(Source: SCE&G, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: SCE&G, Ginger Greenway, Energy Information Services Manager, (877),510-7234, www.sceg.com/homechekup
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Verdigris is an end-to-end energy management solution for commercial facilities that combines hardware, software, and AI to deliver data and analytics about building operations. The platform includes hardware consisting of 42 non-intrusive, snap-on current transducers (CT) in a daisy chain connected to a hardware bud. The hardware connects to a cloud-based analytics tool through 4G or Wi-Fi.
The Verdigris API, which enables third-party applications and systems to retrieve collected data, can be used by developers to create a dashboard that shows energy usage, power quality, and equipment health in real time. The initial set of APIs includes an Energy API to access energy consumption data (increments are minutes, quarter hourly, hourly, and daily), a Forecasting API to forecast building electrical demand based on historical data, and a Disaggregation API to track device-level energy usage from a single circuit. The company plans on releasing additional APIs in Q4 including a Voltage API, a Power Factor API, and a Power Quality API.
(Source: Verdigris, Programable Web, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Verdigris, Mark Chung, CEO, www.verdigris.co
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The next step for Europe is the Clean Energy for All Europeans legislation which was proposed in November 2016 and agreed upon by the European Energy Council this past JUne.
However, according to Navigant Research, "this legislation is regarded by many as a compromise" and that "Original energy efficiency targets of 40 pct by 2030 have been reduced to 30 pct and energy savings targets of 1.5 pct per year have been reduced to 1 pct per year from 2026 through 2030 based on the results of positive progress reports in 2024."
(Source: Navigant Research, Oct, 2017) Contact:
Navigant Research, Tom Machinchick, principal research analyst, www.navigantresearch.com, www.navigant.com
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The primary partner for the CHEER initiative is Woodbridge-based New England Conservation Services, (NECS) which conducts energy audits and helps connect owners and renters.
NECS partners with HES, which offers energy efficiency funding from the state and performs energy efficiency assessments and other related core services.
(Source: City of Middletown, New England Conservation Services, Middletown Press, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: City of Middletown, www.cityofmiddletown.com; New England Conservation Services, www.
neconserves.com; SunLight Solar, www.sunlightsolar.com
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In 2018, energy-related CO2 emissions are projected to increase for all three fossil fuels, petroleum, natural gas and coal, totaling 111 million metric tons of additional CO2 emissions.
The EIA expects electric power generation from coal- and natural gas-fired sources to rise by a combined 97 billion kWh. The agency also predicts CO2 emissions from coal to increase by 28 million metric tons and that CO2 emissions from natural gas will increase by 29 million metric tons, which combined makes up 52 pct of the forecasted increased in energy-related emissions for 2018. (Source; EIA, Other, Oct., 2017)Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Energy Information Administration, Carbon Emissions, CO2, Climate Change,
The 860 megawatts capacity Triton Knoll is due to go live in 2021 and is expected to generate sufficient electric power for 800,000 UK households.
(Source: Innogy, Economic Times, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: Statkraft, Christian Rynning-Toennesen, CEO, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com;
RWE Innogy, Peter Terium, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122 2088, www.rwe.com
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Prevailing has been involved in energy yield analysis for more than 1,200 projects in over 30 countries since its founding in 2009.
(Source: K2 Management, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: Prevailing, +44 7970 179785, www.prevailinganalysis.com; K2 Management, Henrick Stamer, CEO, +45 86 10 10 40, email@example.com, www.k2management.com
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b.ventus handles everything from installation to operations, maintain and, if necessary, repair. According to E.ON, a customer's average ROI is about six years. (Source: E.ON, PR, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: E.ON, b.ventus, https://eon-agile.com/startups/b-ventus; b.ventus, www.bventus.de
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The Naperville Renewable Energy Program is funded by business and resident voluntarily contributions that are added to monthly electric power bills. The program fund presently has a balance of approximately $1.4. The fund provides grants to commercial customers who invest in solar, wind, photovoltaic, biomass and fuel cell technology projects.
(Source: Naperville City Council, Naperville Sun, 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: Naperville Renewable Energy Program, http://www.naperville.il.us/services/electric-utility/powering-our-community-for-the-future/energy-efficiency-grant-programs/renewable-energy-grant-program/
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The cleantech firm claims its patented new metaSOLAR cells are 70 pct thinner than those presently available and can collect and utilize light from all directions and perform at a higher efficiency than competing products.
(Source: SDTC, Metamaterial Technologies, CleanTech Canada, 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: Metamaterial Technologies, George Palikaras,CEO, (902) 482-5729, www.metamaterial.com; Sustainable Development Technology Canada, www.sdtc.ca
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Beginning in 2018,
the World Bank will report in its Corporate Scorecard aggregate GHG emissions from its investment projects in key sectors, including $11 billion invested in renewable energy and $4.5 billion in energy efficiency in the past five years. The World Bank is also taking steps to measure its clients' exposure to coal, and was "evaluating options to work with these clients to move toward more renewable energy options." noting that in In 2018 the bank tripled its climate change commitments through financial institutions to $1.4 billion.
(Source: World Bank, DEVEX, 14 October 2017) Contact: World Bank IFC, www.ifc.org
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The report notes that the share of US electricity coming from coal dropped from 51 pct in 2008 to 31 pct in 2016. It also notes that roughly one in four existing coal-fired power plants will be retired or converted to natural gas retire or convert to natural gas while another 17 pct are economically nonviable and could face retirement soon.
Download Dwindling Role for Caol 2017 fact sheet HERE. (Source: Union of Concerned Scientists, Oct., 2017) Contact: Union of Concerned Scientists, www.uscusa.org
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The Bloomberg initiative comes on the heels of the Trump administration's announcement that it will begin an appeal of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan mandating 32 pct cuts in CO2 emissions by 2030. (Source: Bloomberg.com, 12 Oct., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Power Plan, Bloomberg, Climate Change, Coal,
A carbon-offset agreement reached a year ago by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) calls for a worldwide reduction in commercial aviation emissions to 50 pct of 2005 levels by 2050.
Airlines whose emissions rise above 2020 levels would have to purchase carbon-offset credits, under the ICAO agreement. (Source: Qantas, Travel Weekly, 15 Oct., 2017) Contact: Qantas, +61 02 9691 3636, www.qantas.com; ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.icao.int; SG Preston, www.sgpreston.com
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According an ARPA/E release. "By further developing this untapped resource, the U.S. could eventually produce enough seaweed to handle as much as 10 percent of our demand for transportation fuel. The group estimates the U.S could produce at least 500 million dry metric tpy of macroalgae which could yield about 2.7 quadrillion thermal units of liquid fuel.
Kodiak College, in collaboration with the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, will investigate cost-effective ways to grow, harvest and transport large amounts of sugar kelp based on technologies applied in the fishing industry. (Source: DOE ARPA/E, SitNews, Oct., 2017) Contact: US DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
University of Alaska, Prof. Michael Stekoll, 796-6279,
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The 84-megawatt plant uses natural gas and waste heat from the refinery to generate both electricity and steam in order to power plant operations, replacing two older and less efficient boilers.
It will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of more than 150,000 four-room flats and improve energy efficiency by up to 5 pct resulting
in a cut in CO2 emissions by more than 265 kilotonnes -- equivalent to removing more than 90,000 cars from Singapore's roads, according to ExxonMobil.
(Source: ExxonMobil, Channel News Asia, 12 Oct., 2017)
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Sparkfund makes it easy for property owners to roll out new technology across an entire building portfolio.
In less than three years, Sparkfund has completed 160 energy projects in 41 states, helping a range of customers save more than $3 million in annual energy costs. (Source: Sparkfund, PR, Oct., 2017) Contact: Sparkfund, Angela Ferrante,
(844) 867-7275, www.sparkfund.com
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According to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA),
the proposed legislation is expected to be a blow for utilities Engie , RWE AG and Uniper SE (FRA:UN01), which brought 3 new coal-fired power plants on line in 2015.
The Netherlands aims to source 14 pct of its energy mix from renewables by 2020 and reduce to 16 pct the share of emissions in non-Emissions Trading System (ETS) sectors from 2005 levels. (Source: Various Media, Renewables Now, Others, 12 Oct., 2017)
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According to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) , the aviation industry envisions that 2 pct of all international jet fuel will come from sustainable sources by 2025. However, for the industry to meet its goal of halving carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 compared to 2005, much wider deployment of biofuels will be essential. Although five alternative jet fuel pathways from a range of feedstocks have been approved for use in aviation, with more waiting in the wings, the NGOs behind the letter to ICAO believe that only fuels derived from vegetable oils can be scaled up sufficiently.
According to bioenergy campaign group Biofuelwatch, any large-scale use of aviation biofuels made from hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO) would almost certainly rely on palm oil -- the cheapest type of vegetable oil available in large quantities, and is cheaper to refine to HVO than other types of vegetable oil. The group has described the airline industry's green fuel plans as "a Trojan horse for palm oil." (Source: ATAG, Runway Girl. 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: ATAG, ATAG executive director Michael Gill
Sustainable Aviation Fuels User Group, www.safug.org; Air Transport Action Group, www.atag.org; ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, email@example.com, [www.icao.int
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Paris already has plans to ban diesel cars by 2024. Accounting for more than 40 pct of the total market, diesel cars have been pointed out as a major source of pollutants and NOx emissions. Since the recent VW "diesel-gate" vehicle emissions scandal, diesel cars have been carefully scrutinized and found to be polluting several dozen times more than allowed.
Paris also plans to promote public transport and make Paris 100 pct CO2-neutral by 2050. (Source: Various Media, DriveMag, 12 Oct., 2017)
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In 2015 the company opened the world's first certified carbon-neutral abattoir in Ellesmere where waste material from the food processing operation is used in conjunction with used cooking oil to provide the energy requirements on site.(Source: ABP. 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: ABP Food Group, https://abpfoodgroup.com; Olleco, www.olleco.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion, Food Waste-to-Energy,
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved Ameren Illinois' energy efficiency plan in September but directed the company to change and amend the plan in accordance with the final order in the case.
Ameren's energy efficient plan includes $114 million in annual investments for the next four years in electric and gas efficiency programs. It aims to achieve nearly 9 pct, or 2,502,368 MWhs, in cumulative persisting energy savings by the end of 2021 and includes a goal of 16 pct cumulative persisting savings achieved by 2030. The plan will go into effect in Jan., 2018. (Source: Ameren Illinois, PR, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ameren Illinois, www.ameren.com/illinois
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The 212-MW wind park will be installed on about 14,000 acres (5,700 ha) of farmland and is slated for commissioning in 2018.
BHE Renewables purchased the project from Geronimo Energy LLC in 2015. The scheme has 140 MW PPA in place with the US General Services Administration (GSA). (Source: BHE Renewables, Renewables, Oct., 2017)
Contact: BHE Renewables, www.bherenewables.com; Geronimo Energy, (952) 988-9000, www.geronimoenergy.com; Berkshire Hathaway, www.berkshirehathaway.com
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According to the EPA, an average grocery store can leak up to 1,000 pounds per year of refrigerant gas into the atmosphere, contributing to pollution and ozone depletion.
(Source: EPA, Valley News, 8 Oct., 2017)Contact: Hanover Co-op Food Stores, (603) 643-2667; EPA
GreenChill Partnership, www.epa.gov/greenchill
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EFAF will install and maintain residential, commercial and municipal solar projects throughout the Philippines and will offer a wide range of Ubiquity Energy products including solar cell phone/laptop chargers, portable solar chargers for outdoor use, LIFI bulbs, Solar Air Conditioning/Central Air and others. (Source: Ubiquity Energy, MENAFN, 11 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ubiquity Energy, Michael Tabudlong,
+63-917-716-3438, www.ubiquityenergy.com; EFAF, www.facebook.com/EFAF-Corporation-243268219193934/
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The first stage in the process sees CO2 captured from ambient air using Climeworks' DAC technology, which involves a patented filter that binds the CO2 with the moisture in the air. Next, low-grade heat from the geothermal plant is used to release pure C02 which is sequestered 700 meters underground where it reacts with basaltic bedrock and forms solid minerals, creating a permanent storage solution.
Climeworks opened the world's first commercial DAC plant at Hinwil, Switzerland, earler this year. Although that facility's carbon capture capacity is only 900 tpy and Carbfix will sequester only 50 tpy, Climeworks believes the technology can be scaled up.
(Source: Climeworks, The Engineer, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: Climeworks, Christoph Gebald, CEO, +41 44 533 2999, www.climeworks.com; Reykjavik Energy Edda Sif Aradottir, CarbFix project leader , www.or.is/en
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According to CWP Asset Management, the company behind the Sapphire Wind Farm, foundations for 63 of the 75 turbines have been laid and access roads completed. The project's first turbine is expected to be erected by the end of the month.
(Source: CWP Asset Management, Glen Innes Examiner, 10 Oct., 2017)
Contact: CWP Asset Management, Andrew Houston, Project Manager, +61 (0)2 4013, firstname.lastname@example.org, 4640www.cwprenewables.com.au/asset-management, www.sapphirewindfarm.com.au
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According to the EU Financial Transparency System database, figures on just six CCS projects suggest that another € billion has been spent. In that case, the EU's total spending on CCS in the past ten years would be close to €1.2 billion.
Even so, CCS is not dead.
Last month, the Scottish government said it would make money available for a study into the feasibility of a CO2 storage in the North Sea. This week, three fossil fuel companies announced they would work together on a CCS project in non-EU country Norway, according to the EU Observer. (Source: EU Observer, 6 Oct., 2017)
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The plant is expected to produce 80 million gpy of ethanol and 240,000 tpy of the dry distiller's grain (DDGs) from about 28.6 million bpy of locally sourced corn.
(Source: Ringneck Energy LLC, Capitol Journal, 10 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ringneck Energy LLC, Walt Wendland, Pres., CEO, (605) 258-2900, email@example.com, www.ringneckenergy.com; Fagen Inc., (320) 564-3324, www.fageninc.com
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The GGF was initiated as a public-private partnership in December 2009 by German Development Bank KfW and the European Investment Bank (EIB). It invests in measures designed to cut energy use and CO2 emissions by a minimum of 20 pct in the 19 countries which it covers. (Source: European Investment Bank, Green for Growth Fund, SeeNews, 12 Oct., 2017) Contact: European Investment Bank, www.eib.org;
Green for Growth Fund, www.ggf.lu
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Grassley also spoke about his American Renewable Fuel and Job Creation Act of 2017 and continuing effort to re-instate the federal biodiesel tax credit, which lapsed at the end of 2016, and reform the incentive to focus it strictly on domestically produced biodiesel.
"A credit for domestic production will ensure we're incentivizing the domestic industry, rather than subsidizing imported biodiesel. We should not provide a U.S. taxpayer benefit to imported biofuels. A producer credit will do what Congress intended -- incentivize investment in U.S. biodiesel production," the Senator said.
(Source: Renewable Energy Group, Inc., Globe NewsWire, 10 Oct., 2017) Contact: REGI, Brad Albin, VP Manufacturing,
(703) 822-1972, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rwegi.com; Senator Chuck Grassley, 202) 224-3744, www.grassley.senate.gov/contact
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