In 2016, CDL achieved a 16 pct reduction in carbon emissions intensity from 2007 levels, and realized a 25-pct reduction in energy consumption from 2007. Over the past five years, more than S$16 million in savings were attained as a result of energy-efficient retrofitting and initiatives for eight office buildings.
Additionally, last month CDL launched the first green bond by a Singapore company, through its subsidiary CDL Properties. The bond raised S$100 million primarily from financial institutions and fund managers. (Source: CDL, 16 May, 2017) Contact: CDL, Grant Kelley, CEO, +65 6877 1818, www.cdl.com.sg
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Emissions,
Albuquerque has also secured federal Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs), which could allow it to double its funding. The projects will be financed at no cost to the public purse through energy savings and federal bond credits.
According to the release, the solar installations will be the first step in fulfilling a goal set by the City Council last December for Albuquerque to source 25 pct of its energy from solar.
(Source: City of Albuquerque, PR,
May, 201) Contact: City of Albuquerque, Michael Riordan, COO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cabq.gov
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Nordex says Xtended Power is capable of increasing yields by up to 2 pct by using a combination of optimized pitch control and a more intelligent turbine-control system.
The Xtended-Power technology is included as a standard in the newer turbines. (Source: Nordex, Windopower Eng., 5 May, 2017) Contact: Nordex, Group, http://www.nordex-online.com;
ERG Power Generation SpA, Andrea Gaspari, Country Manager Italy, +39 010 24011, www.erg.eu/en
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Rated up to 350Wp (watt peak capacity [1,000 Wp = 1 kWp]), the new REC TwinPeak 2S 72 Series uses multi-crystalline technology to pack more power than other mono-crystalline panels of similar size.
The next-generation TwinPeak 2S 72 Series features large cell wafers to boost energy production, half-cut cell design to reduce resistive power loss, PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology.
In addition, the 72 Series incorporates the TwinPeak split junction box spread across the middle of the module, which allows the panel to operate at peak efficiency in partially shaded conditions. The TwinPeak Series panel boasts a 17.7 pct efficiency rating.
(Source: REC Group, Energy Matters, Others, 8 May, 2017) Contact: REC Group, Cemil Seber, VP, Global Marketing and Product Management,
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Navigant's report examines the global market for distributed solar PV plus energy storage (Navigant uses the acronym DSES), providing an analysis of market issues and market forecasts for capacity and revenue, through 2026.
Distributed Solar PV Plus Energy Storage Systems report details are available at www.navigantresearch.com.
(Source: Navigant, Electrical Marketing, 8 May, 2017)
Contact: Navigant Research, William Tokash, Senior Research Analyst, (303) 997-7609, www.navigantresearch.com
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The Programme aims to provide positive incentives to countries to contribute to climate-change mitigation through activities in the forestry and land use sectors. The programme falls under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and seeks to curb emissions, particularly in the forestry sector, most of which are tropical forests in developing countries.
The UNFCCC developed a set of guidelines for countries to implement the REDD+ mechanism which are to be implemented over three phases. The first is REDD+ Readiness, where countries are expected to design national strategies and action plans alongside relevant stakeholders, to be able to combat the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, build capacity and develop policies.
The phase also includes establishing a National Forest Monitoring System, which is a holistic system to monitor forest cover nationally over a period of time, as well as a measurement reporting and verification (MRV) system.
The country will also establish the forest reference emission levels, to estimate the total carbon dioxide the forested areas are emitting on an annual basis. This is used as a baseline to determine how well the country does in REDD+ activities.
A safeguard information system will also be set up to ensure that REDD+ activities are environmentally friendly and that any benefits accrued are distributed equitably to all stakeholders involved in the mitigation activities.
The UN-REDD was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).Jamaica is receiving support for the programme through the Green Climate Fund of the UNEP. (Source: Jamaica Information Service, 12 May, 2017) Contact: Jamaica Information Service, +876 926 3590, jis.gov.jm; UNDP, www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home.html; UNFCCC, http://unfccc.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News Deforestation, Reforestation, UNFCCC, Climate Change, REDD+, UNEP Green Climate Fund,
According to Penn State professor of biogeochemistry Jason Kaye, cover crops clean carbon dioxide from the air, reduce the amount of fertilizer needed, and reflect radiation from the sun back into the atmosphere as well as playing an important role in preventing soil erosion.
Researchers also found if cover crops were planted in every available field around the globe, they could mitigate 10 pct of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. He calls that a modest impact.
(Source: Penn State University, May, 2017) Contact: Penn State University, Jason Kaye, Associate Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry
Institution, College of Agricultural Sciences
Department, (814) 863-1614, email@example.com
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The airline cited improving technology and a long-term focus on reducing weight and improving operating efficiency for the cut.
Looking forward, the airline is developing a hybrid plane concept which would use hydrogen fuel cell technology to further reduce carbon emissions.
The zero-emissions system allows energy to be captured as the aircraft brakes on landing and is used to charge the system's lightweight batteries when the aircraft is on the ground similar to a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS).
The low-emissions energy can then be used by the aircraft when taxiing without needing to use their jet engines.
(Source: EasyJet, TravelWeekly, 12 May, 2017)
Contact: Easy Jet, corporate.easyjet.com
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Based on production levels and availability of RD, Ryder will continue to monitor other markets with plans for expanding this offering. The Company will also continually analyze market opportunities to offer RD for fleets. Either through Ryder's fueling facilities or its new mobile fueling solution that provides fuel deliveries directly into vehicles parked on customer sites. This mobile service is now available through Ryder both in the U.S. and Canada. (Source: Ryder, PR, 15 May, 2017) Contact:
Ryder System, Inc.
Jonathan Mayor, (305) 500-3161
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Using technology developed by the University of Maine's Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, the Biofine plant could convert 200 tpd of biomass into 12,000 tons of crude oil for processing into diesel and jet fuel. The mill site includes a pulp mill, a 400,000-square-foot warehouse, and a biomass boiler.
The company, which hopes to break ground in a year, says it is negotiating with the mill's owner and seeking investors and financing.
(Source: Biofine Technology, Woodworking Network, 10 May, 2017) Contact: Biofine Technology, Stephen Fitzpatrick, (508) 532-6760, http://biofinetechnology.com; University of Maine, Hemant Pendse, Director of Bioproduct Research, www.aiche.org/community/bio/hemant-pendse
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The privately held NRG Systems helps energy companies decide whether and where to build wind turbines and is a leader
in the design and manufacturing of "decision support tools" for the renewable energy industry, primarily wind. NRG Systems' instruments and tools assess the viability of a site for wind power generation and optimize the efficiency of fully operational wind power turbines.
(Source: Esco Technologies, Burlington Free Press, 9 May, 2017) Contact: Esco Technologies, Vic Richey, CEO, www.escotechnologies.com; Renewable NRG Systems, (802) 482-2255, dwww.renewablenrgsystems.com
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The facility, which will supply approximately 1 pct of the state's electric power need, is expected to com online by the end of 2018. (Source: NextEra Energy Resources, PV Mag., Others,
May 11, 2017} Contact: NextEra Energy, Steven Stengel, (561) 691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com; Entergy Arkansas, www.entergy-arkansas.com
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Details on DP&L's energy efficiency programs are HERE. (Source: Dayton Power & Light, 11 May, 2017) Contact: DP&L, Tom Raga, Pres., CEO, Mary Ann Kabel, (937) 224-5940, www.dplinc.com
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Alexion was awarded LEED Platinum certification for implementing measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in various areas of building. The Company's 14-story global HQ features a "green" roof, renewable energy sources, high-performance water fixtures and materials such as paints and adhesives that provide increased air quality for building occupants. The building is expected to save 778,000 gpy of water and source fully half its of electricity from renewable energy sources.
(Source: CT Green Building Council, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, 11 May, 2017) Contact: Alexion,
Kim Diamond, (475)230-3775, www.alexion.com;
CT Green Building Council,
Judy Swann, Exec. Gir., (203) 943-5711,
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In a brief statement, the company blamed its trouble on "illegal price dumping" by Chinese producers,
"ongoing price distortions" within the market and a "no longer positive forecast for the future."
in the SolarWorld’s downfall.
(Source: SolarWorld AG, Various Media, 10 May, 2017) Contact: SolarWorld AG, SolarWorld USA, (805) 482-6800, www.solarWorld-usa.com; SolarWorld AG, Frank Asbeck, CEO, www.solarworld.de/en/home
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Wartsila has also introduced an energy management system (EMS) to optimize the usage of hybrid power plants. In July 2016, the company announced its co-operation with Greensmith, a leading provider of EMS software. (Source: warsila, 11 May, 2017) Contact: Wartsila, Risto Paldanius, Director, Energy Storage, +358 10 709 0000,
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The facility would house a series of independent battery modules that would store excess power from intermittent sources -- wind and solar -- in the grid, releasing it when demand grew or generation dropped off. The system is designed to be self-contained, subject to 24/7 monitoring, and equipped with fail-safe mechanisms.
NextEra presently has eight operating storage facilities in Canada.
(Source: NextEra, 11 May, 2017) Contact: NextEra Energy, Neil Watlington, Project Manager, Steven Stengel, Communications, (561) 691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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Sunverge Systems energy management platform allow customers to capture the power they generate from their rooftop solar and automatically use it when demand and energy prices are highest. Nationally PetersenDean installs about 2,000 American-made rooftop solar systems per month.
(Source: PetersenDean and Sunverge, PR, 8 May, 2017) Contact:
Sunverge, Ken Munson, CEO, (415) 795-3660, www.sunverge.com; PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, (800) 564-0362, petersendean.com
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BIOX owns and operates 287.5 million litres of nameplate biodiesel production capacity at plants located in Houston, Texas and two facilities in southern Ontario. The company's patented production process is capable of producing the highest quality, renewable, clean burning and biodegradable biodiesel fuel utilizing pure seed oils, animal fats and other feedstocks with no change to the production process.
Farm Credit Canada is Canada's leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $30 billion.
(Source: BIOX Corporation, PR, 12 May, 2017) Contact: BIOX,
Alan Rickard, CEO, (905) 521-8205 ext. 253, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bioxcorp.com; Farm Credit Canada, www. fcc.ca
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In 2016, Koch companies worked to improve energy efficiency in its chemicals and paper businesses and has saved more than $270 million across all its businesses since 2011, according to the company. The built an energy manager network to convey best practices, provide training, and exchange information to enhance its businesses' performance.
Flint Hills Resources subsidiaries produce and market jet fuel, ethanol, biodiesel, liquefied natural gas, olefins, polymers, intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils, corn oil and dried distillers grain (DDG). The company operates ethanol plants in Iowa and Nebraska with a combined annual capacity of 850 million gpy . (Source: Flint Hills Resources, Albany Herald, 12 May, 2017) Contact: ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov; Flint Hills Resources, Darrell Birck, VP Biofuels,
Flint Hills Resources Biofuels and Ingredients, www.fhr.com; KOch INdustries, www.kochind.com
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February 2017 totals included 37 million gallons sold as B-100 and an additional 46 million gallons of B-100 sold in biodiesel blends with petroleum diesel fuel. There were a total of 736 million pounds of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in February 2017. Soybean oil remained the largest biodiesel feedstock during February 2017 with 369 million pounds consumed.
The Monthly Biodiesel Production Report provides data on operations of the U.S. biodiesel industry as part of EIA's response to section 1508 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
USDA's Rural Utilities Service awarded $13 million in zero-interest loans to South Carolina co-ops through KW Savings Co., a nonprofit created by the state's co-ops.
KW Savings Co. will pour the RESP funds into lending pools for seven co-ops operating or interested in "Help My House." The group includes Aiken, Santee, Tri-County, Blue Ridge, Little River, Lynches River and Broad River electric cooperatives.
Since its founding in 2011, co-ops have helped weatherize some 630 member homes.
(Source: America's Electric Cooperatives, Santee Cooper, May, 2017) Contact: The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Mike Couick, Pres., CEO, (803) 796-6060, www.ecsc.org;
Santee Electric Cooperative, ]www.santee.org; USDA Rural Energy Savings Program, www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-savings-program;
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The U.S. representative to the Council, Sec. of State Rex Tillerson, stalled on the American commitment to address climate change and took the position that the Trump administration was in no particular rush to address climate change and has not decided on its climate change policy or the U.S. honoring it commitments under the Paris Agreement.
The Arctic Council is a high-level intergovernmental forum that addresses issues faced by the Arctic governments and the indigenous people of the Arctic. The Arctic Council states include: Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States. Six international organizations representing Arctic Indigenous Peoples have permanent participant status.
(Source: Arctic Council, VOA, 12 May, 2017) Contact: Arctic Council, +47 77 75 01 40, email@example.com, http://www.arctic-council.org
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The plant will utilize about 25 million bpy of corn as feedstock and employ about 40 people. The ethanol plant's main byproduct, distillers grain (DDG), will be sold as livestock feed.
(Source: Ringneck Energy, AP, 14 May, 2017) Contact: Ringneck Energy, Walt Wendland, (605) 258-2900, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ringneckenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ringneck Energy, Ethanol, Corn Ethanol, DDG,
Twelve states commissioned a total of 25 wind projects with Texas installing 724 MW in the first quarter, followed by Kansas, New Mexico and North Carolina with 481 MW, 242 MW and 208 MW, respectively. (Source: AWEA, LCG Consulting, 4 May, 2017)Contact: AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
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The two firms previously developed, constructed and financed two solar projects totaling 90 MW. Innovative Solar has a revolving yearly pipeline of over 10 GW per year and is seeking purchasers and general investors . (Source: Innovative Solar Systems, Power Engineering, May 8, 2017) Contact: Innovative Solar Systems, (828) 424-7884, innovativesolarsystemsllc.com; VIVO Power, www.vivopower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News VIVO Power, Innovative Solar Systems, Solar,
The plant primarily uses logging residues and shrub willow, a short-rotation woody crop capable of producing between 4 and 5 dry tpy of renewable biomass as feedstock. Over the past few years, more than 7,300 tons of willow have been delivered to ReEnergy facilities.
(Source: US DOE
BETO Feedstock Supply and Logistics, ReEnergy Holdings, 8 May, 2017) Contact: ReEnergy Holdings, Sarah Boggess, Director of Communications and Governmental Affairs, (518) 810-0200, email@example.com, www.reenergyholdings.com; Fort Drum, www.drum.army.mil
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Vlajnic, a former development engineer for Devon Energy, where he worked on a molten carbonate fuel cell for carbon capture, is on the front lines of the fight to reduce CO2 in industrial emissions and making carbon capture technology affordable and effective enough that companies worldwide will want to use it.
Vlajnic and the CCCI, working with U.S.-based Westec Environmental Solutions and the Norwegian research organization SINTEF, have created a unique "scrubber column" in which CO2 is captured by a precipitating solvent developed by SINTEF.
Initial testing is being funded with $3 million from CLIMIT, Norway's national carbon capture and storage research funding program. If the two technologies can be integrated by the CCCI and scaled up, the combined process could reduce CO2 emissions for industrial companies using it.
(Source: Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute, Business Vancouver, 9 May, 2017) Contact: CCCI, Goran Vlajnic, Exec. Dir., (604) 696-6545, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://ccci.cmcghg.com; SINTEF, www.sintef.no; Westec Environmental Solutions, www.wes-worldwide.com
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ORIX is one of the largest Japanese integrated financial services groups with diversified businesses ranging from finance, environment and clean energy, real-estate and leasing businesses. It has major presence across the entire value-chain of clean energy services from power generation, power supply, demand management, energy storage and energy efficiency. ORIX is the largest Japanese solar developer with 1 GW of solar projects (570 MW commissioned) including 150 MW of rooftop solar portfolio. It also has a major presence in wind and biomass power generation as well as energy storage and energy efficiency solutions for large private-sector customers. (Source: SUN Group, PR, 9 May, 2017) Contact: ORIX, www.orix.co.jp/grp/en; SUN Group, www.sungroup-global.com
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In 2016, the Indina government approved the use of up to 100 pct biodiesel to blend or replace diesel fuel, but biodiesel producers are currently limited to sales directly to bulk customers, including trucking and bus companies and to OMCs. The government approval for sales of 100 pct biodiesel by producers to fuel retailers. OMC's are presently permitted to market blended biodiesel to railroads, bulk customers, and retail stations. India's total diesel market is approximately 25 billion gpy, of which less than 250 million gpy of biodiesel is currently blended. The OMC's provide about 70 pct of the fuel consumed in India.
Aemetis owns and operates a 60 million gpy ethanol plant near Modesto, California, and a 50 million gpy renewable chemical and advanced fuel production facility on the East Coast of India. The Indian plant produces high quality distilled biodiesel and refined glycerin for customers in India and Europe. The company also operates a R&D laboratory at the Maryland Biotech Center, and holds a portfolio of patents and related technology licenses for the production of renewable fuels and biochemicals. (Source: Aemetis Inc., PR, Baystreet, 10 May, 2017) Contact: Aemetis Inc., Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO , Satya Chillara, IR,
(408) 213-0939, email@example.com, www.aemetis.com
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WHen fully operational the facility will use liquid enzymatic technology to convert "brown" grease to biodiesel. A 75,000 to 100,000 gpy pilot plant in Dublin, Georgia, is being used as a research facility to prove-out the process.
said Benjamin Smisson, SME project manager.
Smisson said SME anticipates closing on the site to occur in the next 60 to 90 days, after which the six-month-long retrofit process could begin. (Source: Smisson Group, Biodiesel Mag, Others, 10 May, 2017) Contact: Smisson-Mathis Energy LLC, www.georgia-register.com/16094830-smisson-mathis-energy-llc;
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The Bureau of Land Management rule for methane is considered duplicative due to an existing EPA rule requiring drillers to control their methane emissions from natural gas and oil wells.
(Source: PBS, Inside EPA, 10 May, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News BLM Methane Rule. Methane,
"Methane causes far more warming than carbon dioxide emissions and must continue to be reined in to address the increasing threat of climate change." -- Sam Adams, WRI U.S. Director: Andrew Pickens , Communications Specialist, Climate Program, (202) 729-7940, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wri.org
American Energy Alliance issued the following statement: "The Senate just squandered an opportunity to protect American workers and families from a regulation aimed at making energy more expensive. The evidence against this regulation is overwhelming. Not only does this regulation fall outside of the BLM's jurisdiction, but the energy sector is already significantly reducing methane emissions without this top-down directive from the federal government.
"The cost of complying with this regulation will ultimately fall on the shoulders of the American people. Fortunately, the fight isn't over. It's now up to the Trump administration to do what the Senate failed to do and protect the American people from this unnecessary and costly regulation." -- American Energy Alliance , Thomas Pyle, Pres., www.americanenergyalliance.org
Earthjustice submitted the following comments:
"By preserving this win-win rule that protects public health and saves taxpayers money at the same time, Congress is managing to slowly rebuild its credibility as an institution that can serve as a check against powerful corporate interests" -- Earthjustice, Jessica Ennis,
Senior Legislative Representative,
(202) 295-7619, www.earthjustice.org
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According to the National Research Center, Egypt has succeeded in cultivating 420,000 square meters of Jatropha in Luxor province, south of Cairo.
(Source: Egypt National Research Center Department of Chemical Engineering, Al-Fanar Media, 10 May, 2017)
Contact: Egypt National Research Center Department of Chemical Engineering, +202 3337 1362, http://www.nrc.sci.eg
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The TWBII offshore wind farm will incorporate 32 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines with a power upgrade, and will be installed 45 kilometers north of the island Borkum. The installation is slated to get underway in spring, 2019,
for commissioning by the end of that year. (Source: Senvion, renews, Others, 8 May, 2017) Contact: Senvion,
Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com
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Vattenfall also plans to add a power
storage plant utilizing more than 1,000 BMW lithium-ion batteries to the Pen y Cymoedd facility. The batteries, which have a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) each, are equipped with a BMW-owned battery control system. (Source: Vattenfall, 8 May, 2017)
Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com
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According to the ACEEE report, Boston remains the top US city for energy efficiency, receiving 84.5 out of a possible 100 points. Following Boston, the top 10 US cities for energy efficiency are New York City , Seattle , Los Angeles and Portland tied for 4th place, Austin , Chicago , Washington, DC, Denver and San Francisco. The five cities most in need of improvement on energy efficiency are Hartford , Memphis , Detroit , Oklahoma City and Birmingham.
Albatros will incorporate 16 Siemens SWT-7.0-154 turbines and will have an installed capacity of 112MW. Siemens has been appointed general contractor for the turbines, foundations and the transformer station. Geosea is the subcontractor responsible for the foundations. (Source: EnBW, WindTech, 9 May, 2017)
Contact: EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG , Frank Mastiaux, CEO, +49 721 63 14320, www.enbw.com
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EESL is a joint venture between the India Ministry of Power and state-backed companies in the power sector such as NTPC Ltd., Rural Electrification Corp., Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd., Power Finance Corp., as well as the Bureau of Energy Efficiency.
(Source: Energy Efficiency Services India Ltd., LiveMint, Others, 9 May, 2017) Contact: Energy Efficiency Services India, Saurabh Kumar , Managing Dir., www.eeslindia.org
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METRON will leverage its platform to collect high data volumes from industrial sites in real-time. The data will be analysed by Enova energy efficiency experts to ultimately transform them into tangible energy savings, adding to the Dh24mn of energy savings already guaranteed by Enova through existing contracts.
METRON's smart energy platform spans across all industries including chemicals, plastics, automotive, food, paper and glass industries.
The first round of customer meetings indicated a strong interest from the market for Energy Intelligence solutions that result in energy savings while decreasing the environmental footprint, according to Enova. (Source: Enova, METRON, utilities-me.com, 10 May, 2017)
Contact: Enova, Anne Le Guennec, CEO, (312) 568-4200, www.enova.com
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ICF will work with Con Edison to plan, design and market the programs and provide Con Edison with detailed analytics, call center support and information technology services.
Con Edison's residential energy efficiency programs include incentives for upgrades to HVAC, lighting, appliances and smart thermostats. (Source: ICF, 10 May, 2017) Contact: ICF, Mike Merrick, Snr. VP, Erica Eriksdotter, (703) 934-3668, email@example.com, www.icf.com; ConEdison, Vicki Kuo, Dir.Energy Efficiency, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.coned.com, www.coned.com/energyefficiency, www.conedsolutions.com
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In 2016, the 2.8-million square-foot East Liberty plant expanded its use of LED lighting and installed two new high-efficiency 1350-ton chillers.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana in Greensburg modified its compressed air storage system, allowing for maximum performance of the air compressors.
(Source: Honda, NewsWheel, 10 May, 2017) Contact: ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
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The project studied how controlled brine production could enhance the storage potential of saline aquifers that have already been identified as suitable CO2 stores. The aim was to produce a cost-benefit analysis of brine production using exemplar stores from the CO2-stored database and the UK Storage Appraisal Project (UKSAP). The project findings also highlight further opportunities in converting smaller aquifers into economically viable stores and lengthening the lifespan of certain storage sites by allowing operators to increase injection rates as new CO2 sources come on-stream. The project recommends further work that would support the development of CCS in the UK. ETI expects to release its full report findings later this year.
Access the ETI UK Storage Appraisal Project HERE (Source: Energy Technologies Institute, May, 2017) Contact: Energy Technologies Institute, www.eti.co.uk
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Dr. Ronald McGarvey and Dr. Francisco Aguilar will conduct a study to determine the socioeconomic and environmental implications of the growth in woody biomass use for biopower.
Specifically, the study will evaluate the impact on land and forest resources surrounding power plants using wood as a biopower feedstock; determine regional economic impacts of adoption of wood energy-based biopower systems; and quantify tradeoffs between cost, greenhouse gas reductions, and renewable energy generation obtained by increased use of wood energy for biopower.
(Source: Univ. of Missouri, PR, 11 May, 2017) Contact: Univ. of Missouri, Assistant Prof., Dr. Ronald McGarvey, Lead Researcher, (573) 882-9564,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass,
In addition to eEV charging and nergy storage the company will add "green building" consulting services to its offerings.
Good Energy's bond offer is open until 5 June 2017. (Source: Good Energy, Clean Energy, 10 May, 2017) Contact: Good Energy, Juliet Davenport, CEO, +44 (0) 1249 766 090, www.goodenergygroup.co.uk
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Approved projects include LED lighting upgrades to city buildings; new roofs for City Hall and other buildings; water conservation work; boiler and weather stripping replacements; HVAC upgrades and others.
(Source: City of St. Clair Shores, C&G News, 10 May, 2017)
Contact: City of St. Clair Shores, Mike Smith, City Manager, (586) 447-3311, www.ci.saint-clair-shores.mi.us; Johnson Controls, Bill Jackson, Pres, Building Efficiency, www.johnsoncontrols.com
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Renewable energy production jumped 17 per cent between 2005 and 2015. The portion of all electricity in Canada generated by renewables is now 66 pct -- 60 pct from hydro, 4.4 pct wind, 1.9 pct biomass and solar power was 0.5 pct.
Non-renewable energy accounted for the rest, with 16 per cent coming from nuclear power, about 10 pct from coal and 9 pct from natural gas.
(Source: National Energy Board, Cdn. Press, City News, Others, 2 May, 2017) Contact: Canada National Energy Board, www.neb-one.gc.ca
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In 2016, carbon emissions dropped by 0.4 pct compared to 2015, but in 2015, CO2 emissions had increased by 0.7 pct compared to 2014, which means
that for the second consecutive year the EU's carbon emissions are sightly higher than in 2014, according to Eurostat. CO2 emissions account for approximately 80 pct of all of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to potentially disastrous climate change.
(Source: Eurostat, May,2017)Contact: Eurostat, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat
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