In selecting the investment, ERAFP will use a virtual asset management platform it helped create in partnership with Cedrus Asset Management and amLeague, an active management index performance and data provider in November 2015.
ERAFP's first investments, for around €10 million , have been made in an "Inflection Point Zero Carbon" fund from asset manager La Francaise.
ERAFP also selected four funds focused on companies that offer products or services that could help cut carbon emissions.
The La Francaise Inflection Point Zero Carbon fund invests in companies "delivering solutions to the climate change challenge," according to a fund document.
(Source: ERAFP, I&PI Europe, 19 May, 2017) Contact: ERAFP, https://www.rafp.fr/en/what-erafp
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Landfills account for more than half of the state's known methane emissions. Farms account for 22 pct of methane emissions, oil and gas facilities account for another 11 pct, while the industrial and transportation sectors account for the balance. Methane is about 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide, but much shorter-lived in the atmosphere.
Under the state methane plans, the state would help local landfills divert more organic waste away from disposal and improve gas collection systems that can harvest methane and burn it to generate electricity.
Of the top 30 methane sources in New York, 27 are landfills, according to EPA figures. (Source: New York State, Office of the Gov, May 19, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas, Methane,
The minister added It's not yet known where the money will come from to foot the $14.2 billion dollar bill but noted that businesses reliant on carbon-intensive transport will be required to purchase international credits to account for their emissions, while the government will absorb the cost of buying credits for industries exempt from the Emissions Trading Scheme such as agriculture.
New Zealand's pledge under the Paris Agreement is to reduce emissions by 30 pct below 2005 levels by 2030 while
domestic emissions are expected to increase.
Source: NZ Newshub, 22 May, 2017) Contact: Energy Minister, Judith Collins, https://judithcollins.national.org.nz
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Credits news, Cap-and-Trade news, Carbon Emissions news,
The loan funds will be primarily used for the purchase of purchase of machinery and equipment for the planned Liberty One Methanol plant which will be reconstructed from a methanol plant that is being disassembled in Brazil. The plant is expected to be up and running by the year's end or early 2018. (Source: West Virginia Economic Development Authority, Charleston Gazette, AP, 19 May, 2017)Contact: West Virginia Economic Development Authority, (304) 558-3650, www.wveda.org; U.S. Methanol, Brad Gunn, COO, (888) 772-9930, www.usmeoh.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol, US Methanol,
euglena, which launched in China in 2015,
Construction of euglena's pilot algae biofuel plant in Yokohama will start on June 1. The new plant, which carries a 5.8 billion yen price tag, will produce 125 kiloliters of algae biofuel a year. (Source: euglena, May 19, 2017) Contact: Euglena Co., www.euglena.jp/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News euglena, Algae, Biofuel, Algae Biofuel,
Few plants live on the continent, but scientists studying moss have found a sharp increase in biological activity in the last 50 years. The researchers used moss bank cores -- which are well preserved in Antarctica's cold conditions -- from an area spanning about 400 miles. The scientists analysed data for the last 150 years, and found clear evidence of "change points" -- points in time after which biological activity clearly increased -- in the past half century. The research team, which included scientists from the University of Cambridge and British Antarctic Survey, say their data indicate that plants and soils will change substantially even with only modest further warming. The researchers now plan to examine core records dating back over thousands of years to test how much climate change affected ecosystems before human activity started causing global warming.
Plant life only exists on about 0.3 pct of Antarctica, but the findings provide one way of measuring the extent and effects of warming on the continent.
The research was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
(Source: University of Exeter, PR, EurekaAlert, 18 May., 2017) Contact: University of Exeter, Dr. Matt Amesbury, +44 (0) 1392 725892, http://geography.exeter.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
The report was written in collaboration with CDP, an international not-for-profit organization holding the world's largest collection of self-disclosed corporate environmental data, and BSD Consulting, a global sustainability consultancy, with key contributions from Baker MAccess the white paper
HERE. (Source: Thomson Reuters , May, 2017)
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The $25 million, 121,000-square-foot Clearview Hall complex is home to 457 freshmen students, four learning communities and one faculty-in-residence member.
Specifically, DTE plans to construct an additional 6,000 mw of renewable energy capacity, supplementing the 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy DTE has built since 2009.
The utility will also continue retiring its coal-fired plants, having already announced the shutdown of 11 coal units by the early 2020s. The company also intends to invest $5 billion over the next five years to modernize the electric grid and gas infrastructure.
Since 2009, DTE Energy has invested more than $2 billion in wind and solar energy. (Source: DTE Energy, Energy Insider, Various Media, 18 May, 2017)Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, www2.dteenergy.com
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The Better Buildings Challenge initiative aims to make commercial, public, industrial and residential buildings 20 pct more energy efficient over the next decade by focusing on overcoming market barriers and sharing partner-created solutions. The Challenge's 345 diverse member organizations represent more than 4.4 billion square feet of building space, include more than 1,000 industrial facilities, and have committed $7 billion in financing. Partners have shared energy performance results for nearly 38,000 properties. On average, partners are improving by more than 2 percent per year.
Download the full U.S. DOE 2017 Better Buildings Progress Report HERE. (Source: US DOE, ProudGreenBuilding, 16 May, 2017) Contact: US DOE Better Buildings Initiative, https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/
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The buildings selected are both new and existing range from 20,000 to 1.3 million square feet. Projects were chosen for their "ambitious environmental leadership and potential to aggressively raise the bar for carbon emissions reduction in Canada."
(Source: CaGBC, REMI Network, 17 May, 2017) Contact: CaGBC, Mark Hutchinson, VP, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org,
CaGBC Zero Carbon Building Initiative, www.cagbc.org/zerocarbon
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The LEED green building rating system is administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
(Source: USGBC, Seoul Metropolitan Government, PR, Korea IT Times, 18 May, 2017) Contact: Seoul Metropolitan Government, english.seoul.go.kr; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org; Green Business Certification Inc., www.gbci.org
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Vaisala's SkyServe online platform enables users to monitor data gathered by the Triton and allows Vaisala technicians to assess the performance of the global wind fleet with a minimum of downtime.(Source: Vaisala, Renewable Energy, 15 May, 2017) Contact:
Vaisala , Pascal Storck, Head of Renewable Energy , www.vaisala.com
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Georgia Power expects to break ground in 2018 for completion and commissiong in 2019. (Source: Georgia Power, WMAZ, Others, May, 2017) Contact: Robins Air Force Base, www.robins.af.mil; Georgia Power, Norrie McKenzie, VP Renewable Energy, www.GeorgiaPower.com/Solar
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GMP will deploy Tesla's residential Powerwall and utility-scale Powerpack storage solutions bundled into a "single resource of shared energy."
GMP will deploy up to 2,000 Powerwall batteries to homeowners within its service territory enabling more renewable energy and increase grid efficiency, according to Tesla. Customers will be charged a $1,500 one-time fee or $15 per month for a 10 month term.
(Source: Tesla, GMP. Blog, Solar Industry, 16 May, 2017) Contact: Tesla, www.teslamotors.com, http://ir.tesla.com/corporate-governance.cfm; Green Mountain Power, Mary Powell, Pres., CEO, (888) 835-4672, www.greenmountainpower.com
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GE Renewable Energy will provide 27 of its 1.85-82.5 wind turbines to the Qiansongba project, and 54 2.75-120 wind turbines to be installed at the Senjitu III project. Together, the two projects will psupply sufficient energy for 800,000 homes.
(Source: GE Renewable Energy, CleanTechnica, Others, 16 May, 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, CEO Onshore Wind, www.ge-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy, Onshore Wind, Wind,
The project is the first greenfield development for the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), and is is being delivered by a joint-venture consisting of GE and CATCON.
(Source: AGL Energy, ecogeneration, 16 May, 2017) Contact: AGL Energy Ltd., Adam Mackett, Project Manager, +61 (2) 9921 2999, www.agl.com.au
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The Program, which was passed by the state legislature in 2013, allocated 2 MW of private solar projects to be installed for the benefit of low-income customers. In 2016, NV Energy and CLEAResult joined forces to implement and manage the second phase of the pilot project aimed at delivering 1 MW of solar energy to non-profit organizations serving lower-income communities. Fifteen solar PV systems were installed on buildings for organizations serving children, veterans and families in need during the second phase.
The Lower Income Solar Energy Pilot Program received funding from the Nevada Governor's Office of Energy.
(Source: Electric Light & Power, 16 May, 2017) Contact: NV Energy,
Jesse Murray, Dir. Renewable Energy Programs, www.nvenergy.com; CLEAResult, Michele Negley, VP, (512) 327-9200, www.clearesult.com
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Additionally, the company's cost of goods sold increased from $3.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 to $4.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, due primarily to an increase in the volume sold partially offset by a reduction in the company's production costs.
(Source: BioAmber, Canadian Biomass, 16 May, 2017) BioAmber Inc., Jean-Francois Huc, CEO, (514) 844-8000, www.bio-amber.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BioAmber , bio-succinic acid,
Hemp, a once common crop in Kentucky until it was federally criminalized in the 1930s. In 2013 the Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation creating a hemp pilot program in anticipation of federal law changes that would make it legal to grow hemp again.
Earlier this year, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced it had approved 209 grower applications, allowing them to produce up to 12,800 acres of hemp for research purposes. In the past year, the Conn Center's hemp crop has led to two inventions and patents. (Source: University of Louisville, PR, 17 May, 2017)Contact: University of Louisville, (502) 852-5555, www.louisville.edu
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Tesla's super low-profile solar panels will be the majority of production at the $900 million Buffalo factory. Tesla also announced plans to begin production of its newest Solar Roof tiles at its Fremont factory by the end of June. The company will eventually ramp production of the glass solar roof tile at Gigafactory 2 which, when fully operational will be the largest solar panel factory in the Western Hemisphere.
(Source: Tesla, Buffalo News, 17 May, 2017)Contact: Tesla, www.teslamotors.com, http://ir.tesla.com/corporate-governance.cfm
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The Indiana Corn Marketing Council used funds provided by its member farmers to leverage additional money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership.
The grant program is run in partnership with the Indiana Department of Agriculture, Greater Indiana Clean Cities and South Shore Clean Cities. (Source: Indiana Office of Energy Development, nwi.com, 15 May, 2017)Contact: Indiana Office of Energy Development, www.in.gov/oed; USDA Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, www.fsa.usda.gov; Family Express Corp., (219) 462-6144, www.familyexpress.com
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While Novozymes does not produce ethanol, its enzymes -- molecules that act on other molecules to unlock chemical reactions -- allow ethanol plants to produce more ethanol per kernel of corn.
(Source: Novozymes, Omaha Herald, 17 May, 2017) Contact: Novozymes, Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO, Michael Burns, Biorefining Business Development North America, Peter Halling, VP Biofuel, (919) 496-6926, www.novozymes.com
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Green Plains Inc. is a diversified commodity-processing business with operations related to ethanol production, is the second largest consolidated owner of ethanol production facilities in the world with 17 dry mill plants, producing nearly 1.5 billion gpy of ethanol at full capacity. (Source: Green Plains, NASDAQ, 15 May, 2017) Contact: Green Plains,
Jim Stark, VP-IR, (402) 884-8700, www.gpreinc.com; Cargill, Frank van Lierde, Exec. VP, www.cargill.com
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The plant currently uses about 24 million bpy of locally sourced corn and will consume about 50 million bpy after the expansion. The company's present corn purchases total about $330 million dollars a year in Ohio. The Marion plant also produces and sells the leftover spent corn as Distillers Dried Grains (DDGs) for animal feed.
POET has 27 refineries in seven states, including three in Ohio. The plant expansion is slated to begin this summer for completion in late 2018. (Source: POET Biorefining, Columbus Dispatch, Others, 17 May, 2017)Contact: POET Ethanol Products, (316) 303-1380, www.ethanolproducts.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News POET, Ethanol, DDGs,
McAuliffe opted to take an executive-action based on the likelihood that the Republican-led state General Assembly would not have approved a plan to address carbon emissions, the governor's spokesman said. Furthermore, with the future of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan in doubt, McAuliffe believed the Commonwealth needed to take action on its own to regulate power plant carbon emissions.
McAuliffe's executive action calls for regulations to abate, control, or limit CO2 from Virginia's power plants. The rule is intended to "allow for the use of market-based mechanisms and the trading of CO2 allowances through a multi-state trading program." The proposed regulation is due to be presented to the air board by December 31.
The state air board will decide on whether to put the draft regulations out for public notice and comment under the Virginia Administrative Process Act. Once this regulatory process has begun, a future governor would have to take similar administrative procedures steps to undo any rules that are adopted. (Source: Office of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, ThinkProgress, 17 May, 2017) Contact: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, (804) 786-2211, https://governor.virginia.gov;
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, (804) 698-4000, www.deq.virginia.gov
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The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the financing institution of the European Union (EU). Created by the Treaty of Rome, its shareholders are the EU Member States and its Board of Governors is composed of the Finance Ministers of these States. The EIB enjoys its own legal personality and financial autonomy within the EU system. The mission of the EIB is to contribute, by financing sound investment, to the policy objectives of the EU, as laid down in its statutes and in decisions of the European Council.
The EIB contributes towards the integration, balanced development and economic and social cohesion of the EU Members by raising substantial volumes of funds and offering fav ourable terms towards financing capital projects in accordance with EU objectives. Outside the EU , the EIB implements the financial components of agreements concluded under European development aid and cooperation policies.
As 197 sovereign governments meet in Bonn ahead of this year's November COP23, the Global CCS Institute addressed the pressing need to accelerate the global deployment of CCS in the power sector and other industries.
Despite positive CCS progress advancements over the last few years, especially in the US and China, the Global CCS Institute warns that more needs to be done to roll-out CCS and drive investment in the technology. There are currently 17 large-scale CCS facilities in operation with five more coming on stream within the next 18 months.
(Source: Global CCS Institute, World Coal, 15 May, 2017) Contact: Gloibal CCS Institute, +61 3 8620 7300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.globalccsinstitute.com
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Consolidated revenues from continuing operations for Q1 of 2017 were $32.2 million, as compared to $39.9 million in the prior year period.
During Q1 2017, Rentech recorded impairment charges of $20.9 million relating to Augusta, Georgia-based Fulghum Fibres Inc. Revenues from Fulghum Fibres were down $19.9 million in Q1 as compared to $27.4 million for the same period 2016. (Source: Rentech, Canadian Biomass Mag., 16 May, 2017)ontact: Rentech, Sean Ebnet, VP Wood Fiber Bus., Julie Dawoodjee Cafarella, VP Investor Relations, (310) 571-9800 ext 341, email@example.com, www.rentechinc.com; Fulghum Fibres, (706) 651-1000, www.fulghumfibres.com
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Deepwater, which recently completed the Block Island offshore wind farm, was selected for the project from a pool of respondents to the Three-State -- Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island -- Clean Energy Request for Proposals. The company is also working on solar projects in Foster and Glocester, R.I., and belongs to a group that has completed projects totaling 800 MW of solar energy.
The project is subject to regulatory approval by the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and local regulators.
If approved, construction would take 12 to 16 months. The contract calls for the solar farm to operate for 20 to 25 years and for Deepwater to then remove all equipment and return the site to agricultural use. (Source: Hartford Courant, 11 May, 2017) Contact: Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com
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The acquisition will enable Wartsila to expand its footprint in the energy storage market and position itself as a leading global energy systems integrator. The transaction, which is subject to US regulatory approvals, is expected to close prior to 1 August, 2017.
(Source: Source: Wartsila Oyj Abp, PR, 15 May, 2017)
Contact: Wartsila, Risto Paldanius, Dir. Energy Storage, +358 40 584 2767
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wartsila.com; Greensmith Energy, John Jung, President and CEO, Mallory Sass, Marketing, (408) 966-5950, email@example.com, www.greensmithenergy.com
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The Position Paper recommendations include:
Download the full FEDARENE
Energy Efficiency Directive & Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
HERE. (Source: FEDARENE, +32 2 646 82 10, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fedarene.org
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The facility will incorporate 57,000 pieces of Trina's Duomax PEG14 315 W photovoltaic (PV) solar panel modules and is
the country's fifth largest installed solar plant.
(Source:Trina Solar, AllAfrica, 15 May, 2017) Contact: Trina Solar Ltd., Investor Relations, +86 519-8517-6878, email@example.com, www.trinasolar.com
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According to the 2014 IMO GHG Study, international shipping emitted 921 million tons of CO2 in 2008. As a result of technical and operational measures, this figure declined by 13 percent to less than 800 million tons of CO2 in 2012 or 2.2 percent of the world's total CO2 emissions. (Source: International Chamber of Shipping, MarEx, 14 May, 2017) Contact: International Chamber of Shipping,
Esben Poulsson, Chairman, +44 20 7090 1460, www.ics-shipping.org; International Maritime Organization, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Emissions, Carbon Emissions,
In the traditional process currently used by a small number of businesses; manufacturers mix spent coffee grounds with hexane and cook the mixture at 60 degree C for between 1-2 hours. The hexane is then evaporated to leave behind the oils. Methanol and a catalyst is then added to make biodiesel, and a glycerol by-product which also needs separating. The chemical engineers have consolidated the existing multi-stage process into a single step, known as in-situ transesterification. The new procedure combines the extraction of oil from the coffee grounds with its conversion into biodiesel.
Led by Dr. Vesna Najdanovic-Visak, the researchers have consolidated the process by using just methanol and a catalyst. This completely removes the need for hexane as well as saving on chemical waste. Najdanovic-Visak and colleagues' method can extract the same amount of biodiesel as the old method in just ten minutes.
The report detailing the study has been published in the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. (Source: Lancaster University, Biofuels Int'l., Others, May, 2017) Contact: Lancaster University, Vesna Najdanovic-Visak, +44 (0) 1524 593314, http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/engineering/about-us/people/vesna-najdanovicvisak
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The Indian biodiesel market is approximately 25 billion gpy, of which less than 250 million gpy of biodiesel is currently blended. The OMCs provide about 70 pct of the fuel consumed in the country. (Source: Aemetis, Biofuel Digest, Others, May, 2017) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO, (408) 213-0939, www.aemetis.com; Universal Biofuels, +91 40 4005 8029, www.universalbiofuelsltd.com
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The installation of Solar panels, LED lights and new heating and cooling systems are included in the city's energy conservation program.
About 40 pct of the improvements will go toward both interior and exterior LED lighting in the city's 40-plus buildings.
The EPC guarantees that the energy savings will cover the payments on the bonds issued by the city to fund the upgrades. (Source: City of Lawrence, Lawrence Journal World, 15 May, 2017) Contact: City of Lawrence, City Commission, (785) 832-3400, https://lawrenceks.org/commissioners; 360 Energy Engineers, (785) 856-3360, www.360energyengineers.com
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Through the Conn. Clean Energy Communities program, Danbury residents that participate in Energize Connecticut programs -- such as Home Energy Solutions -- help the city earn points toward "Bright Idea Grants" that fund community-selected energy saving projects such as the upcoming light bulb swap.
(Source: EnergizeCT, Eversource, Danbury Patch, 15 May, 2017) Contact: EnergizeCT, (877) 947-3873, www.EnergizeCT.com; Eversource Energy, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com
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The plant will be constructed as part of the proposed 1.8 GW Ben Ban solar power complex in the Aswan governate in Upper Egypt. The 14. 4 square-mile, $3.5 billion Ben Ban complex is expected to come online in 2018 and will be administered by the New and Renewable Energy Authority. The complex is expected to include 41 PV plants developed by 39 private developers under Egypt's feed-in tariff scheme.
According to alfanar Energy, it has secured $55 million in funding for its project from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector.
Egypt aims to meet 20 per cent of its power needs with renewable sources by 2022. (Source: alfanar Energy, Power Engineering, 15 May, 2017) Contact: alfanar Energy, 00966-11-920-006111, www.alfanar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, PV,
Upon the completion, China New Energy will indirectly acquire 110 MW of solar capacity ing include both incomplete and operational assets, as well as the rights to develop undisclosed projects. It will also acquire 4.58 GW of hydropower capacity, in the form of unfinished and operational assets, as well as the development rights for projects.
(Source: United Photovoltaics, Panda Green Power, PV Mag., Other Media, 15 May, 2017)
Contact: Panda Green Power, www.unitedpvgroup.com; United Photovoltaics, www.unitedpvgroup.com; China New Energy, +86 20 8705 7185, www.chinanewenergy.co.uk
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To date, Tesco has invested over £700 million in energy efficiency in its stores and distribution centres since 2007, and cut its emissions by 41 pct per square foot of its real estate for annual energy cost savings of approximately £200 million.
Even so, the company acknowledges that more needs to be done to reach its targeted absolute reductions of 35 pct by 2020, 60 pct by 2025 and 100 pct reductions by 2050 compared to 2015 levels.
To that end, Tesco intends to source all of its electricity from renewable sources, has signed on to the RE100 initiative, and
will push its sustainability practices down the supply chain by encouraging the use of credible science-based targets on a two degree trajectory. Alternatively, suppliers will be asked to achieve absolute emissions reductions of 7 pct by 2020 and 35 pct by 2030.
(Source: Tesco, Clean Energy, 15 May, 2017)Contact: Tesco, +44 (0) 11 44 1992 632222, www.tesco.com
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Of the total, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be financing and implementing more than $140 million of the projects projects and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) is delivering $380 million in projects ranging from the installation of high-efficiency lighting to the replacement of outdated HVAC sytems. The initiative, is part of the university's Sustainable CUNY Conserves program. (Source: City University of New York , 15 May, 2017) Contact: CUNY, www2.cuny.edu; BuildSmartNY, www.buildsmart.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News City University of New York, Energy Efficiency,
Pending state regulatory approvals, the utilities will be responsible for issuing the RFP to wind developers and negotiating contracts.
The draft RFP includes a general time frame for establishing the energy contracts, with the whole process projected to take about 16 months. (Source: Vineyard Power, Vineyard Gazette, 15 May, 2017) Contact: Vineyrad Power, Richard Andre, Pres., (508) 693-3002, www.vineyardpower.com;
Avangrid Renewables, www.avangridrenewables.us; Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, +45 7070 5151, www.cipartners.dk
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With this project,
Enel now operates 1.1 GW of wind in the Sooner State with an overall investment of nearly $2 billion. The
now operates or is developing renewable energy facilities in 23 states and two Candadian provinces. (Source: Enel Green Power, Power Engineering, 15 May, 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North America, Wind,
IREC-Index monitors a wind turbine or wind farms output against the available wind resource to detect potential turbine performance discrepancies. The IREC-Index is based on at least four distinct and independent regional sources of wind data which can help wind energy operators optimize the energy performance of their wind portfolio.
Since its launch in 2010, the IREC-Index has been tested and validated on more than 130 wind farms, representing 1,600 MW, with an average correlation level of more than 97 pct. (Source: Eoltech, PR, 15 May, 2017) Contact: Eoltech, Habib Leseney, CEO, +33 5 61 15 44 13, www.eoltech.fr/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Eoltech, Wind,
The report covers: emerging market trends; market dynamics' industry structure and developments; market share assessments for the regional and country level segments. The report includes key market players, market strategies, detailed value chain analysis and review of growth factors essential for the existing market players and new entrants.
Review report details and a
Sample PDF of the Carbon Capture and Storage Market Report HERE. (Source: 360 Market Updates, May, 2017) Contact: 360 Market Updates, www.360marketupdates.com
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The plan includes submersible drones dragging lines seeded with kelp plants in deep, nutrient-rich waters during the night then floating it back up to shallow waters to take advantage of the sunlight during the day. The kelp would then be harvested at sea and processed into biocrude, the basis for biofuel.
The test project has received over $2.1 million in grant funding from the U.S. DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy, and will be carried out off the coast of Catalina Island, California, over the next two years, beginning this fall.
(Source: Marine Bioenergy, Daily Breeze, May, 2017) Contact: Marine BioEnergy, Cindy Wilcox, Pres., www.marinebiomass.com
Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies , (213) 740-6780, wies@usc,edu, http://dornsife.usc.edu/wrigley
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The Foster Campus achieved LEED Gold certification by executing strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Several other Baylor University campus buildings are LEED certified. (Source: Baylor University, USGBC, Am. School & University, 15 May, 2017)Contact: USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,
A power purchase agreement for the energy the plant produces remains in place with Consumers Energy, but the next step will be finding firms in the area to provide feedstock to power the facility.
(Source: Generate Capital, MiBiz, 14 May, 2017) Contact: Generate Capital, www.generatecapital.com; NOVI Energy, (248)735-6684, www.novienergy.com
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