Mars has said it hopes its initiative will encourage other companies to make similar environmental commitments.
(Source: Mars, PR 7 Sept., 2017) Contact: Mars,
Grant F Reid, CEO, http://www.mars.com/global/sustainable-in-a-generation/our-approach-to-sustainability
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
The energy management and storage system combines solar inverter, a battery enclosure and intelligent energy management software in a single outdoor hub which can be paired with solar panels and batteries. It also has an app so users can access, monitor and control their energy use from a smartphone or tablet.
Retailer EnergyAustralia estimates an average home would save around $1,500 annually when the system is combined with solar panels and a battery. A complete new system would cost around $9,000 to install or $7,000 to retrofit to existing solar panels, based on inverter modifications, and pay for itself within seven years.
The Redback Smart Hybrid Inverter has a 5 kW power output and the potential to store up to 13.2 kWh of electricity -- sufficient for 75 pct of the average home's daily energy needs. The modular design means a homeowner can start with 3.3kWh of storage and add more battery units over time.
(Source: Energy Australia, Business Insider Australia, 6 Sept., 2017) Contact: EnergyAustralia, Andrew Perry, www.energyaustralia.com.au; Redback Technologies, +61 1300 240 182, https://redbacktech.com
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"Reflecting this principle, the Paris Agreement establishes common commitments, for example to global net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the second half of this century, while allowing flexibility in mitigation efforts to accommodate different national capacities and circumstances."
Currently, the town only requires projects to attain LEED Silver if they fall under the Regional Mixed-Use District (RMUD) and need site plan review.
Meanwhile, mixed-use developments in several other commercial districts need to be certifiable for the less-rigorous LEED Bronze standard.
The benchmark for mandatory LEED compliance will likely still be for buildings that need site plan review, rather than smaller projects.
According to Magoon, the Department of Community Development and Planning will craft language for an amendment requiring the LEED Silver standard citywide. (Source: Wicked Local Watertown. 7 Sept, 2017) Contact: Watertown Department of Community Development and Planning, Steve Magoon, Director of Community Development and Planning, http://www.watertown-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=85; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, USGBC, LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,
Current European Union energy efficiency legislation obliges member states to save the equivalent of 1.5 pct of energy sold to consumers every year. But there are a number of loopholes which mean savings across the EU are reduced to just 0.75 pct including exempting the transport sector from the obligations.
(Source: EC, EURACTIV, 8 Sept., 2017)
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If appointed and confirmed, Bridenstine, who is best known for his views on climate change and opening space to commercial plunder, would be tasked with implementing Trump's proposed budget cuts which would slash as much as $561 million from NASA's annual budget and ground the following NASA education programs and climate-related satellite missions:
According to project director Tom Richard, NEWBio made tremendous progress building robust, scalable and sustainable value chains for bio-based energy, chemicals and materials across the Northeastern region.
Among its goals, NEWBio aimed to identify options where bioenergy crops could improve environmental outcomes without competing with food production. One was floodplains and buffers along streams where these crops can improve water quality. A second goal was to utilize abandoned and marginal lands using patented high-yielding willow and various warm-season grasses.
The NEWBio consortium includes the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Cornell University, Ohio State University, Delaware State University, Rutgers University, Drexel University, University of Vermont, SUNY-ESF, West Virginia University, Idaho National Laboratory, USDA-ARS, University of Maine and Stony Brook University. (Source: NEWBio, Penn State Univ., 8 Sept., 2017) Contact: Penn State Univ., Tom Richard, Project Director, 0291, firstname.lastname@example.org; NEWBio, (814) 863-0291, www.newbio.psu.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Biomass Energy, Sustainable Biomass, Bioenergy Crops, Willow, Woody Biomass,
The organizations selected include:
The GGRF is funded by cap-and-trade dollars which state agencies manage under California Climate Investments. The money is earmarked for public health enhancement, especially for disadvantaged communities.
A natural refrigerant incentive program is part of CARB's implementation of a Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) strategy, which includes a plan to reduce the state's HFC emissions 40 pct by 2030. (Source: Hydrocarbons21, 8 Sept., 2017) Contact: Hydrocarbons21, hydrocarbons21.com team (@hydrocarbons21, www.hydrocarbons21.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News HFC, Refrigerant Gas, California ARB, Hydrocarbons21, Montreal Protocol,
The work, which includes boiler, steam turbine and generator repairs and overhauls, will require a complete plant shutdown and is expected to take about 2 months to complete.
The Whitecourt project is receiving funding from the Government of Alberta's $60 million, 2016 Bioenergy Producer Program.
(Source: Whitecourt Power, Canadian Biomass, 5 Sept., 2017) Contact: Whitecourt Power, (416) 649-1300, email@example.com, http://www.capstoneinfrastructure.com/OurBusiness/PowerInfrastructure/OperatingFacilities/biomass/whitecourt
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Primus Power's flow batteries are shipping to U.S. and international commercial/industrial, data center, microgrid, utility, and military customers. With technical innovations protected by 34 patents in 9 countries/regions, the Company's EnergyPod 2 systems offer reliability, modularity, and energy density at an industry-leading total cost of ownership, according to the company.
(Source: Primus Power Corporation, PR, 11 Sept. 2017) Contact: Primus Power Corp., Janey Ward, (510) 342 -7648, Janey.Ward@primuspower.com, www.primuspower.com; OSIsoft, www.osisoft.com
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The three firms have also lobbied the government for increased support such as tackling a surge in the prices of raw materials for secondary batteries and strengthening the competitiveness of material and equipment makers. (Source: LG Chem, Samsung SDI, Other, Business Korea, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: LG Chem, Peter Gibson, ESS Sales, LG Chem, Kwon Young-soo, Pres., Battery Div., Terry Lee, Public Relations, +82 (2) 3773-6951, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lgchem.com; Samsung SDI, www.samsungsdi.com; SK Innovation, +82 2 2121 5114, www.skinnovation.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LG Chem, Samsung SDI, SK Innovation , Battery Energy Storage,
The project is part of NGN's bid to develop a zero-carbon energy network in order to save its customers money and reduce reliance on coal, natural gas, and petroleum.
(Source: Northern Gas Network, Telegraph, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: NGN Mark Horsley, CEO, +44 (0) 113 322 7950, www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Northern Gas Networks news, Zero-Carbon Energy news,
Under federal legislation, mine operators are permitted to vent mine methane without penalty. GCS' proposal qualifies under California's cap-and-trade system.
GCS will pay a 12.5-cent royalty per million btu flared, plus $5,000 per year per mine in rent. Carbon offsets are currently selling for $5.80 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent.
According to the EPA, coal mines represent 12 pct of all human-caused methane emissions and are the nation's second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions after CO2. Even so, methane emissions from mines are exempted from regulation under the Clean Air Act because the gas has to be vented from underground coal deposits to prevent lethal explosions.
To calculate the carbon offsets the methane destruction is worth, GCS is relying on Salt Lake City-based consulting firm Bluesource, which will register the offsets with the Climate Action Reserve. They could then be issued California Air Resources Board (CARB) which has
authorized 7 mines to join the offset program. (Source: GCS, CARB, Salt Lake Tribune, Sept., 2017)
Contact: Global Carbon Strategies, C. Kennedy, VP,
1885 Denver West Court, Lakewood, Colorado, 80401, -- phone and email not presently available; Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, (801) 538-5100, https://trustlands.utah.gov; CARB, (800) 242-4450, email@example.com, www.arb.ca.gov; Bluesource, www.bluesource.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bluesource, California ARB, , Global Carbon Strategies, Methane, Carbon Credit ,
The decade-old biofuels company raised at least $200 million in venture capital to commercialize a process that would convert carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight into fuels using microorganisms. (Source: xeconomy, Boston Globe, 7 Sept., 2017) Contact: Joule Unlimited, Felicia Krupps, (781) 533-9121, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jouleunlimited.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Joule Unlimited, Biofuel,
To date, the BRICS NDB has approved 11 projects with loans aggregating over $3 billion . Four of the projects are in China, three in India, two in Russia, one in Brazil, and one in South Africa.
(Source: BRICS New Development Bank, PR, Xinhua News Agency, 4 Sept., 2017) Contact: BRICS New Development Bank, K.V. Kamath, Pres., www.ndb.int
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ESIP allows public entities to finance and pay for capital upgrades with the energy cost savings generated by installing energy conservation measures (ECMs) without tax increases to the public. The typical energy conservation measures include LED lighting and controls, HVAC systems, boilers, building envelope improvements (the building envelope is the walls, the roof, windows, doors, anything that separates the outside of the building from the inside) and energy management systems.
The ESIP related upgrades will be implemented with the assistance of Maser Engineering, DCO Energy and CDI, and a district news release said it will be self-funding and budget neutral.
The completed project will deliver $1.1 million in New Jersey Clean Energy Program incentives and more than $900,000 per year energy cost savings, according to a School District news release . (Source: Toms River Regional School District, Toms River Patch, 5 Sept., 2017) Contact: Toms River Regional School District, (732) 473-9168www.trschools.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings Improvement Program ,
Forrest, based in Bolton, will be developing a plan based on smart-microgrids and energy technologies for the two-square-mile site. It will also explore the energy efficiency of the existing property portfolio, asset and maintenance plans and future developments will be taken into consideration for a fully integrated solution. It is thought their plan could use distributed energy, building management systems, solar PV, electric vehicles, district heating, and energy efficiency measures.
Britain's Energy Coast (BEC) owns, operates, develops and regenerates high quality property assets and uses the profits to facilitate programmes that improve the area and support low carbon goals.
(Source: BEC, Cumbria Life, 7 Sept., 2017) Contact: Britain's Energy Coast, Michael Pemberton, CEO, +44 1946 595200, http://britainsenergycoast.co.uk; Forrest, +44 1942 841122, www.forrest.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Low-Carbon Energy, Renewable Energy, Carbon Footprint,
Vestas has been been investigating various technologies and companies on how batteries and wind farms could be used in conjunction since the the 2012 launch of a wind project in Lem-Kaer, Denmark, according to a Vestas statement.
(Source: Tesla, Vestas, Futurism1 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; Tesla, www.teslamotors.com
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The deal will allow EDP to add 25 to 35 turbines to the facility to generate an additional 262,000 MWh per year of capacity -- sufficient to power 20,000 average Indiana homes.
Under a VPPA, a company agrees to pay a renewable-energy-project developer a fixed rate for electricity over a contracted period, usually 10 to 20 years, while continuing to buy electricity from the local utility. The company does not get the energy directly. Instead, the developer sells the power onto the grid, where it is bought by other consumers at wholesale prices.
(Source: Cummins, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2 Sept., 2017) Contact: Cummins, Mark Dhennin, Dir. Energy and Environment, Brian Mormino, (614) 771-1000, www.cummins.com; EDP Renewables North America, www.edpr.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cummins Diesel, EDP Renewables North America, Virtual Power Purchase Agreement,
NYPA's efforts are part of a statewide mandate to reduce energy consumption at state facilities by 20 pct by 2020. The New York Energy Manager facility was created in part to oversee that project, and the $1.4 million awarded to Albany was part of a competition among four upstate cities that provided up to $500,000 to qualified projects.
The projects are expected to save Albany $240,000 per in energy costs. (Source: NYPA, TimesUnion, Sept., 2017)
Contact: NYPA, Gil Quiniones, CEO, (914) 681-8186, www.nypa.gov
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The new modules are ideal for transforming skylights, atriums and similar applications into architecturally aesthetic power-producing structures. They have already been endorsed by leading glass and fabrication companies such as Pilkington, AGC and Walters & Wolf.
Solaria solar-outfitted windows mitigate the sunlight's effect on a building and work with high-efficiency solar PV modules to unlock the full power potential of buildings, providing high yield at a low cost.
(Source: Solaria Corporation, 6 Sept., 2017) Contact: Solaria, Suvi Sharma, CEO, ( 510) 270- 2500,
PowerXT@solaria.com, PowerView@solaria.com, www.solaria.com
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The Army base also completed effective proactive energy efficiency and building energy management systems and interactive energy conservation awareness initiatives that helped reduce the base's fiscal year 2016 energy intensity by 23.4 pct from the prior year, resulting in a utility savings of more than $583,000, despite an increase in building square footage of 35 percent.
(Source: US Army Fort A.P. Hill, Caroline Progress, 7 Sept., 2017) Contact: Fort A.P. Hill, (804) 633-8120, www.army.mil/aphill
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The Liberty One facility will incorporate parts of a deconstructed methanol production plant from Rio De Janerio.
The West Virginia Economic Development Authority approved a $10 million loan in May in developing the site for use.
(Source: US Methanol LLC, WV Metro News, Others, 7 Sept., 2017) Contact: US Methanol LLC, (681) 205-8511, email@example.com, www.usmeoh.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News US Methanol, Methanol,
"This is the first time we're dismantling an offshore wind farm, but luckily, we've been able to draw on our vast experience from constructing offshore wind farms and working offshore," says Leif Winther, Senior Lead Business Developer in DONG Energy. "In cooperation with the winning contractors, we developed the dismantling method and entered a long process with the authorities to obtain all necessary permits." (Source: DONG Energy, PR, 5 Sept., 2017) Contact: Leif Winther, Senior Lead Business Developer, www.dongenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy, Offshore Wind,
The city of Portland owns and operates the airport, which accommodates more than 1.7 million international passengers every year. (Source: Portland International Jetport, DOT FAA, 5 Sept., 2017) Contact: Portland International Jetport, (207) 774-7301, www.portlandjetport.org; Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Rooftop Solar,
The repowering program will upgrade the existing Siemens SWT-2.3-93 model to the SWT-2.3-108 model turbines. The project is expected to be completed before the year-end.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa , PR, Sept., 2017)
Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.htm; NextEra Energy Resources LLC, (561) 691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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The plant will produce 5,000 tpy of biomethanol.
from crude methanol produced by the manufacturing process at Sodra's new Monsteras pulp mill. (Source: Sodra, Lesprom 5 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Sodra Timber, +46 470 89000, www.sodra.com/en
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To achieve its goal, the
municipality aims to cut fossil fuel use in transportation, along with increasing the use of biofuels and electric vehicles as well as buying renewable power and increasing energy efficiency. (Source: UNFCCC, Sustainability & Environment, 5 Sept., 2017) Contact: UNFCCC, www.unfccc.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutral, UNFCCC,
Bio-SNG is produced through the gasification of cellulosic materials, such as energy crops or forestry residues, after which the Bio-SNG is then gas conditioned, synthesised and gas upgraded. Bio-SNG can be used like biogas produced through anaerobic digestion or it can be converted into liquid biofuels, diesel, ethanol and other fuels.
The project scored approximately £11 million in funding from the UK Department for Transport's Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Competition and £8.6 million from Cadent (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution).
(Source: Saxlund International, Resource, 5 Sept., 2017) Contact: Saxlund International, Matt Drew, Managing Dir., +44 23 8063 6330, www.saxlund.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas, Saxlund Internationa, l,
According to 155 utility survey respondents, 207 megawatts/257 MWh of energy storage were added to the grid last year, across 829 systems. Residential deployments accounted for 4.5 megawatts/7.5 MWh; non-residential deployments accounted for 54 megawatts/68 MWh and utility-owned deployments totaled 151 megawatts/181.6 MWh.
Utilities provided cumulative and 2016 data on energy storage installations interconnected in their service territories prior to December 31, 2016. Energy storage installations included in the results include batteries, flow batteries, kinetic energy storage (such as flywheels), supercapacitors, and compressed air energy storage. The survey did not include pumped hydropower, thermal energy storage, or electric vehicles.
(Source: Smart Electric Power Alliance, GTM, Various Media,
September 07, 2017) Contact: Smart Electric Power Alliance, (202) 857-0898, https://sepapower.org
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Yin specializes in bioinformatics, a blending of biology and computer science for analysis of highly complex biological data. He specifically seeks to shed light on enzymes known as carbohydrate active enzymes, or CAZymes, which are responsible for the synthesis, degradation, modification and recognition of all carbohydrates. Microbes use CAZymes to break down plant carbohydrates into simple sugars, which can be further converted into biofuels and other biomaterials.
Yin's research team will develop computer tools to better identify CAZymes from newly sequenced microbial genomes, sequence the genome of a green alga (Zygnma circumcarinatum) and peer into the evolutionary processes within early plants.
Yin will collaborate with Scott Grayburn, director of biology's Molecular Core Lab, on the algal genome sequencing work.
(Source: NIU News, 5 Sept., 2017) Contact: NIU, Professor Yanbin Yin, Prof. Scott Grayburn, (815) 753-0638, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.niu.edu; National Science Foundation, www.nsf.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Science Foundation, Algae, Biofuel,
Download details on the Advanced Biofuels Course 2017 Edition starting Sept. 18, HERE. (Source: BioFuelNet, PR, 1 Sept., 2017) Contact: BioFuelNet Canada,
Guillaume Perron-Piche, Communications Mgr., (514) 398-7861, http://biofuelnet.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News BioFuelNet Canada, Biofuel,
According to the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the system will cover companies with annual energy consumption of over 10,000 metric tons of standard coal. These companies are primarily in the petrochemical, chemical, building materials, iron and steel, nonferrous metals, paper, electric utilities and aviation sectors.
Carbon markets have been operating successfully in the European Union -- EU ETS -- and the U.S. state of California, despite some problems in determining prices and emissions caps. In time, China's national trading system could become the largest in the world
and could help China meet its pledges to cut carbon emissions per unit of gdp by 40-45 pct below 2005 levels by 2020 and reach peak emissions by around 2030, according to the NDRC. (Source: NDRC, Radio Free Asia, Sept., 2017) Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News China Cap-and-Trade, China Carbon Market, China National Development and Reform Commission ,
Last spring, the MCC completed a major sustainability effort to install a 250,000-gallon storm water system, which allows the facility to divert an estimated 5.4 million gallons of runoff rainwater annually from the river and redirect it to an underground storage system for the venue's irrigation. Other center energy efficiency initiatives and measures include
offsetting energy usage by 100 pct with solar and wind power; recycling 60 pct of waste in 2016; collecting 160 tons of organics for hog feed and composting; donating 4 tons of food per year and others. (Source: Minneapolis Convention Center, Trade Show News Network, Sept., 2017) (Contact: Minneapolis Convention Center, Jeff Johnson, Exec. Dir., (612) 335-6000, www.minneapolis.org/minneapolis-convention-center; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, Green Building, Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation,
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) has come out in support of the discount on the proviso that Arch Coal commits to developing a methane capture strategy. To date, the state has led the nation in requiring oil and gas producers -- but not coal miners -- to control methane emissions.(Source: Arch Coal, BLM, High Country News, 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: Bureau of Land Management, www.blm.gov; Arch Coal, www.archcoal.com; Office of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, www.colorado.gov/governor
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hickenlooper, Arch Coal, Carbon Emissions, Coal, Methane, BLM, Coal Bed Methane,
In 2015, a $21 million renovation, addition, and preservation effort got underway including: a
21 pct cut in overall energy use through added insulation; exhaust air recovery system installation; improved interior and exterior lighting power density, and variable speed pumping on chilled and hot water distribution;
34 pct reduction in potable water use via low-flow plumbing fixtures; 82 pct of new wood products are FSC Certified; 83 pct of existing structural elements were reused; 84 pct of construction waste was diverted from landfills; high efficiency LED light fixtures were used throughout;comprehensive transportation management plan; water efficient landscaping that improves site ecology without permanent irrigation methods; and others. (Source: UMass, USGBC, 1 Sept., 2017) Contact: UMass Amherst, www.umass.edu; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The plant will be sited at the special economic zone in Sri City, in the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, and will produce 500 MW of PV cells and 500 MW of modules per year, all for export. (Source: Longi Green Energy Technology, Indo-Asian News, Sept., 2017)
Longi Green Energy Technology, +8629.81566863, www.longigroup.com
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The library's energy efficient features include: low volatile organic compound (VOC) materials; strategically-placed clerestory windows to take advantage of natural light while minimizing heat loss;
ground source geothermal heating system; and others.
The USGBC LEED rating system determined the building to be 48 pct more efficient than their baseline building.
(Source: USGBC, PropudGreenBuilding, Juneau Empire, 1 Sept., 2017) Contact: USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The LEED Platinum certified net-zero-energy HQ building's sustainable design and high quality-of-life properties were instrumental in its receiving the honor.
Based on its calculated energy usage in 2016, the HQ building's Energy Use Intensity (EUI) achieved 21.6, indicating the facility saved 90 pct more energy than traditional buildings (Average EUI: 212)*1. In July of this year, the building achieved full net-zero operation, with its solar energy generation surpassing consumption.
The Delta America Headquarters utilizes many of Delta's own technologies, such as its solar PV inverters, energy-savings variable frequency drives, elevator power regeneration technologies, a wireless outdoor LED lighting system, InfraSuite Datacenter infrastructure solutions, electric vehicle charging solutions, and building automation management and Delta Energy Online software.
In 2016, Delta was recognized by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its Climate Change Leadership Level.
(Source: Deltas America, PR, IBN, 31 Aug., 2017) :Contact: Deltas America, M.S. Huang, Pres., www.deltaww.com; UC Berkley Center for the Built Environment,
(510) 642-4950, email@example.com, www.cbe.berkeley.edu
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Washington, D.C. had a total of 120 LEED-certified projects and more square feet of LEED space per capita than any state in 2016. Per resident, the District had 29.04 certified gross square footage of green buildings in 2016, compared to top state Massachusetts' 3.73 certified gross square footage per capita.
D.C. has also adopted Climate Ready DC, a plan to help the city deal with the consequences of climate and severe weather patterns.
(Source: Washington D.C. Office of the Mayor, USGBC, Sept., 2017) Contact: USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org Washington D.C. Office of the Mayor, https://mayor.dc.gov
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The new product is in line with the UAE Energy Plan leading up to 2050 which targets an energy mix that combines renewable, nuclear and clean energy sources to meet the country's economic requirements and environmental goals.
(Source: ENOC, Albawaba Business, 4 Sept., 2017) Contact: ENOC, Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO, www.enoc.com
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Additionally, the collaboration has launched R3FIBER, a new recycling technology for fibre-infused plastics. The process converts resins of combustible gases and liquid fuels into reusable glass or carbon fibres. (Source: EDP Renewables, power-technology.com, 4 Sept., 2017) Contact: EDP Renewables, (713) 265-0350, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.edprnorthamerica.com;
Spanish Council for Scientific Research, www.reconproject.eu; Thermal Recycling of Composites, www.trcsl.com
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When fully operational, the offshore wind farm is expected to generate sufficient power for 500,000 households and
offset around 940,000 tpy of CO2 and around 22,000 tpy of SO2 over a 25 year life span. (Source: DONG Energy, CTBR, 4 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Michael Hannibal, CEO, Offshore Wind, www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.html; DONG Energy, Samuel Leupold, CEO, Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, www.vestas.com
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The Meygen project incorporates multiple machines and is the largest tidal stream energy project in the world. The project's 4, 1.5MW turbines generate sufficient power for about 2,000 homes.
(Source: Atlantis Resources, Renew Economy, Others, 4 Sept., 2017) Contact: Atlantis Resources,
Tim Cornelius, CEO, +65 6248 4688, +44 131 659 9690, www.atlantisresourcesltd.com
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The N149/4.0-4.5 has a variable power output of 4 MW to 4.5 MW and was designed for light-wind regions. According to the manufacturer, it is the highest yielding and quietest onshore turbine for light-wind regions in the 4-MW-4.5 MW class.
The first test turbines will be set up in 2018. (Source: Nordex, Renewables Now, Others, 1 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Nordex, Jose Luis Blanco, CEO, +49 381 6663 3300, www.nordex-online.com
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