"I know this can be a contentious issue but I also know it's the best way for Canada to reduce emissions while we grow our economy in a clean and sustainable way." -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Lib), 31 Aug., 2017)
Editor's Note: Last December, eleven Canadian provinces and territories -- excluding Saskatchewan and Manitoba -- agreed to the carbon price plan in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The federal government wants provinces to phase in carbon pricing that would reach $50 a tonne by 2022 or develop a cap-and-trade system. If the provinces fail to do so, the feds have promised to impose a plan upon them.
The Manitoba government of Premier Brian Pallister (PC) has been considering a $25 per tonne carbon tax by 2022 -- half of what the federal government has insisted must be in place by 2022. Manitoba farmers would be exempt from the tax, which, at $25 per tonne, would raise $250 million annually and add about $6.00
to the cost of a 50-litre tank of gasoline and up the cost of an average home's natural gas heating cost by $265 per year.
(Source: Manitoba Sustainable Development, Canada Press, Others, Contact: Government of Manitoba, Premier Hon. Brian Pallister, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Specifically, APS is offering new rebates, incentives and/or increased opportunities for: smart thermostats; electric vehicle charging infrastructure; electric school buses and charging infrastructure; increase energy storage funding from $4 million to $6 million) for water heater timers for residential HVAC; support for home Performance with Energy Star; support energy efficient new residential construction and solutions for Business. The plan would also guide customers on how to make the most of the new APS rate plans and to take advantage of home pre-cooling, shifting the use of appliances to off-peak hours, and staggering the use of major appliances as ways to cut energy consumption and costs. (Source: APS, 5 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Arizona Public Service Co., Stacy Derstine, VP Customer Service, www.aps.com
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The growth is being attributed to the demand for energy-efficient lighting solutions across all sectors and an increased adoption of LED lighting worldwide.
Technavio notes that four market drivers are contributing to the growth of the global LED market: favourable policy environment and governmental support; demand for energy-efficient lighting solutions; increasing outreach of energy-efficiency certification programs; and upcoming international events and infrastructure projects.
In addition to the events, governments are making significant investments in the development of infrastructure projects and smart cities to complement the economic growth. (Source: Technavio, Compound Semiconductor,
5 September, 2017)Contact: Technavio Research, Jesse Maida, Marketing, (630) 333-9501 - US Office, email@example.com, www.technavio.com
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As of July 17, 2017, the Company has raised $1,400,000 which has been or will be used for the ongoing construction of Cielo's first commercial-scale variable waste feedstocks-to-renewable diesel fuel refinery and for general working capital.
(Source: Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. 2 Sept., 2017) Contact: Cielo Waste Solutions Corp.
Don Allan, President & CEO,
(403) 348-2972 Ext. 2
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According to the SSAB - Swerea MEFOS joint release, the project will showcase the possible replacement of black coal with pre-treated biomass products from forestry operations.
The project is expected to begin operational testing in 2018/2019. (Source: SSAB, Swerea NEFOS, Steel Times, Int'l., 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: Swerea MEFOS, www.swerea.se/en/mefos; SSAB, Era Kapilashrami, head of metallurgy, www.ssab.com
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The project, which includes the construction of a 1.8 million-tpy methanol plant, is being built at YCI's 1,300-acre site in St. James Parish, Louisiana. (Source: Amec Foster Wheeler, Digital Look, 6 Sept., 2017) Contact: Amec Foster Wheeler, Jonathan Lewis, CEO, +44 (0)20 7429 7500,
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The NCAA also reports the country has developed and submitted its State Action Plan to ICAO and Nigeria was joining CORSIA to be able to contribute to solutions for carbon emission.
NCAA adds it has developed State Action Plan and measures to address CO2 emissions from international aviation through aircraft technology; operational improvements; sustainable alternative fuel for aviation; and others.
(Source: NCAA, ICAO, Gistmaster, 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority,
Captain Muhtar Usman, Director General, CEO, +234 1 493 0026, www.ncaa.gov.ng; CORSIA details
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By switching to synthetic diesel, the airport operator moves a step closer to the new climate protection goals formulated in its "Fairport-Program" which aims to slash airport greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030 as compared to 1990. Stuttgart Airport operations are targeted to be entirely carbon-neutral by 2050. (Source: Baden-Wurttemberg Stuttgart Airport, ETN, 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: Baden-Wurttemberg Stuttgart Airport, +49 711 9480, www.stuttgart-airport.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Synthetic Diesel, CO2 Emissions, Carbon Neutral,
Ameren claims its plan is an alternative approach to the goals set forth in the FEJA that takes into account the needs of its low- to moderate-income customers who have already been paying into energy savings programs.
The utility company claims the projects in its efficiency proposal would cost more per unit of energy saved but make a bigger difference in the living standards of its customers. (Source: Ameren Illinois, Journal Star, Sept., 2017) Contact: Ameren Illinois, www.ameren.com/illinois
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HyperSolar approached Professor Jong-Beom Baek and his research group at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) to develop a catalyst comprised primarily of ruthenium, carbon and nitrogen that can function as well as platinum, the current catalyst used for hydrogen production, but at a 20x reduced cost.
HyperSolar integrated this ruthenium-based catalyst for hydrogen evolution with its proprietary low-cost catalyst for oxygen evolution onto a triple junction silicon solar cell. The device demonstrated the production of copious amounts of hydrogen and oxygen bubbles under water within a minute of exposure to simulated sunlight.
HyperSolar's preliminary techno-economic analysis projects that the levelized cost of hydrogen from the device could be competitive with current industrial hydrogen made from the steam reforming of natural gas. (Source: HyperSolar, NASDAQ, 29 Aur., 2017) Contact: HyperSolar, Tim Young, CEO, www.hypersolar.com
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Under the terms of the agreement, RMP will continue to accept new net-metering applications through Nov. 15 then cap that program to new customers. Existing and households with new rooftop solar installations will be treated more or less as any other residential customer after Nov. 15th. RMP also agreed to author a study on the costs and benefits of rooftop solar that will be used to establish a permanent rate for surplus power delivered to the utility when the transition period ends. Net-metering customers will continue to receive credits from Rocky Mountain Power for surplus power as they currently do, through the year 2035. The utility currently credits rooftop solar customers the equivalent of 10 cents per kilowatt hour, according to Rocky Mountain Power. The agreement is subject to the Utah Public Services Commission approval.
(Source: Rocky Mountain Power, Salt Lake Tribune, Sept., 2017)Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net; Utah Division of Public Utilities, (801) 530-7622, https://publicutilities.utah.gov
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The EPA fuel waiver will make it easier for gasoline and diesel supplies to be distributed by relaxing Clean Air Act regulations that require special blends be made available to meet state-specific emission requirements.
Current EPA emission rules don't allow for E15 to be blended in the summer because of its high fuel volatility and pressure rating. The new waiver relaxes those requirements for reformulated gasoline and low volatility gasoline through Sept. 15, opening up an opportunity to sell more E15 from the Gulf Coast to the Mid-Atlantic.
(Source: RFA, Washington Examiner, 30 Aug., 2017)
Contact: RFA, Geoff Cooper, Snr. VP, (202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org
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The team analyzed the photosynthetic reaction centers found in the freshwater cyanobacterium species Synechocystis, which possess the same machinery used in this process as plants. During this procedure, plants absorb energy from the sun, making an electron move rapidly across the cell membrane. The electron essentially never returns to its starting point, which is what makes solar energy capture so efficient in plants. By contrast, the electron often returns to its starting points in artificial solar cells, causing the contained energy to be lost.
In a statement the researchers said the "findings point to new ways on how one might think about designing artificial solar cells that can be used, for example, for producing hydrogen gas, which can be used as a clean and renewable fuel."
This understanding could be useful in the solar market industry which is focused on enhancing production of solar technology and driving down costs.
The work has revealed one design principle that is at play in efficient solar energy conversion in plants, and the hope is that this principle could be utilized in the design of new and better types of artificial solar cells, according to the researchers.
Findings from this study were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
(Source: Georgia State Univ., Aug., 30, 2017), Contact: Georgia State Univ., Prof. Gary Hastings, Lead Researcher, Department of Physics and Astronomy, (404) 413-2000, www.gsu.edu
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Arensis has 185 power systems in operation across the UK, and currently delivers 85 pct of all small-scale biomass generation in country.
The company operates a biomass research institute at the Knowlsey Industrial Park near Liverpool and recently installed 32 Entrade biomass conversion units at two Greenyard frozen food processor locations in the UK. (Source: Arensis, Various Media, Bioenergy Insight, , 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: Arensis, Entrade,
Julien Uhlig, CEO, (213) 477-7392 - U.S. Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arensis.com; Verdo Renewables, +44 0 1264 342 009,
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Under the scheme, travelers will be able to book a flight, tour, car rental or other tourism services and be able to add on trees to offset the environmental impact.
(Source: Iceland Forestry Department, Lonely Planet, Aug., 2017) Contact: Iceland Forestry Department, www.skogur.is/english
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Investments meant to improve public urban transport and other low-carbon or carbon emissions reduction projects may qualify for funding.
Under the offering, the European Fund for Regional Development ensures 85 pct of project value, the state budget 13 pct and the applicant's contribution must be 2 pct or more.
(Source: EC Agency for South-Eastern Regional Development, ActMedia, Romanian Business News, 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: Romanian Agency for South-Eastern Regional Development, https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/regional-innovation-monitor/organisation/regional-development-agency-south-east-region-romania
The funding will be used to build up to five new low-carbon waste-to-fuel plants by 2021.
With waste-based fuels, aircraft will emit as much as 90 pct less carbon than fossil fuels.
(Source: UK Department for Transport, airport-technology.com, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: UK Department for Transport, Jesse Norman, +44 0 300 330 3000, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel, Waste-to-Fuel, Jet Fuel,
Cepsa Bioenergia purchased the facility from Abengoa in February as part of the latter's asset liquidation process during its bankruptcy and restructuring process. (Source: Cepsa Bioenergia, El Estrecho Digital, 29 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Cepsa Bioenergia, +34 913 54 27 12, www.cepsa.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cepsa Bioenergia, Abengoa, Biodiesel,
Project Gigaton focuses on limiting Scope 3 carbon emissions which are a consequence of normal business operations, but over which the company has no direct control. In order to cut down on these carbon emissions Walmart has launched an online portal where their suppliers can navigate to better manage their waste, energy use, product design, packaging, deforestation, and more. The project is also intended to make Walmart's processes and operations more transparent.
(Source: Walmart, Good360, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Walmart, Kathleen McLaughlin, VP, corporate.walmart.com/contact-us
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To that end, DOE has partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop a feasibility study on zero energy schools and provide specific energy usage targets to cost-effectively achieve zero energy and focused on strategies to balance energy consumption and energy supply. The pathways for managing energy consumption include optimal design of the building walls, roof, and windows, lighting systems, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems, controls, and service water heating.
(Source: US DOE, NREL, ProudGreenBuilding, Aug. 31, 2017)Contact: NREL, Dr. Martin Keller, Director, www.nrel.gov; US DOE BETO, www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office
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Under a second new test to measure emissions on the road -- RDE Test -- a car will be driven on public roads over a wide range of conditions using portable measuring equipment. RDE will complement WLTP to ensure that pollutant emission levels, measured during the laboratory test, are confirmed on the road.
Together, the new tests will provide a more accurate basis for measuring a vehicle's fuel consumption and emissions.
The new tests will apply only to new cars from September until the end of the year and to all vehicles from September 2018.
(Source: EURACTIV, Others, 30 Aug., 2017)
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The project is one of 20 supported by the $27 million Canadian Federal Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program, a partnership with universities and conservation groups across Canada. The program supports research into greenhouse gas mitigation practices and technologies that can be adopted on the farm.
The East Prince Agri-Environment Association is a group of 12 farm families that came together in 2015 to explore ways of building a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly agriculture industry. (Source: CBC, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Agriculture Canada
Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program, www.agr.gc.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenhouse Gas, Carbon Sink, Climate Change Mitigation, Carbon Storage,
Turbine delivery and commissioning is slated for the first half of 2018.
(Source: Vestas, Economic Times, 31 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com
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Duke Energy intends to start building a 74.9-MW solar park in Jasper, Hamilton County at the beginning of next year. It will be its sixth photovoltaic (PV) facility in the state, comprising about 300,000 solar modules with an expected output sufficient for 20,000 homes.
(Source: Duke Energy, RenewablesNow, Others, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Duke Energy Florida, Harry Sideris,Pres., www.duke-energy.com;
Florida Public Service Commission, www.psc.state.fl.us
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The clean energy proposal would entail a $2.5 billion investment in rural Colorado that could increase the state's renewable energy standard to 55 pct by 2026. Xcel intends to issue an all-source RfP seeking up to 1,000 MW of wind, 700 MW of solar and 700 MW of natural gas and/or storage capacity. The plan sets utility ownership targets of 50 pct of renewable generation resources and 75 pct of natural gas-fired, storage, or renewable with storage generation resources in the portfolio, according to an Xcel statement.
The plan is subject to CPUC approval.
(Source: Xcel Energy, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy Colorado, David Eves, Pres., www.xcelenergy.com;
Colorado Public Utilities Commission, (303) 894-2000, www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/puc
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HERO, a public-private partnership between the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) and Renovate America, is the nation's largest Property Assessed Clean Energy(PACE) financing program.
HERO financing offers fixed interest rates ranging from 3.49%-7.99 pct and funds up to 100 percent of the home improvement, while the term of the financing is based on the useful life of the product, up to 25 years.
(Source: Renovate America, 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: Renovate America, Greg Frost, (619) 568-6747, email@example.com, www.renovateamerica.com; Florida Development Finance Corp.,
Bill Spivey, Exec. Dir., (407) 956-5600, www.enterpriseflorida.com
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The total $15.8 million is split between two separate loans -- one totaling $12.8 million to finance energy efficiency projects and one totaling $3 million for capital improvements of "an everyday nature."
The energy efficiency projects include adding LED lighting, boiler replacements and others are slated for completion sometime in the next 18 months. The $3 million loan for capital improvements will cover things like flooring, parking lots, and exterior facility maintenance. All those projects will be completed in the 2017-18 school year. (Source: West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, Journal Sentinal, 31 Aug., 2017) Contact: West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, (414) 604-3000, www.wawm.k12.wi.us
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Of the respondents to the EI survey, 64 pct said that energy efficiency should be prioritized since it is considered he least expensive and lowest risk measure to reduce emissions and support the UK in seizing the economic advantages of moving to a low-carbon economy.
Despite the importance of energy efficiency, only around half of those surveyed felt that government policy had been effective in this area during 2016. Without better policy instruments, nearly eight out of 10 respondents believe the UK will fall short of meeting the fifth carbon budget, which requires emissions to be 57 pct lower than 1990 levels by 2030.
(Source: REMEHA, Heating & Ventilating Review, Aug., 2017)
Contact: RENEHA, Paul Wilson, Nat. Sales Mgr., www.remeha.co.uk; Energy Institute, Louise Kingham, CEO, +44 20 7467 7100, www.energyinst.org
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Fiberight is a privately held company with operations in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa. The company focuses on transforming municipal solid waste (MSW) and other organic feedstocks into next generation renewable biofuels, with cellulosic ethanol as the core product. (Source: Fiberight, CM, 26 July, 2017) Contact: Fiberight LLC, Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO, (408) 390-3275, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fiberight.com
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The power plant will utilize the hydrogen and oxygen compound methane, a central component of natural gas, causing a chemical reaction to generate electricity. The facility will generate 250,000 MWh of energy and 240,000 Gigacalories (Gcal) of heating per year.
Busan Energy Co. Ltd. manufactures and distributes renewable energy equipment. The Company produces electricity generators, fuel batteries, and other products.(Source: Busan Green Energy, Korea BizWire, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: Busan Green Energy
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The country's center-south region produced 3.16 million tonnes of sugar in the first half of August, compared to 3.41 million tonnes in the previous two-week period. Mills crushed 45.29 million tonnes of cane in the period versus 50.74 million tonnes in late July.
Ethanol production fell to 1.95 billion liters from 2.08 billion liters late in July.
Hydrous ethanol production jumped 14 pct in the first half of August from the second half of July.
(Source: UNICA, Reuters, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: UNICA, english.unica.com.br
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The majority of the Fairfield facility's energy consumption is generated by lighting. The 24 hour, five-day-a-week distribution center has 64 docks, 10,000 square feet of office space, and more than one million square feet of storage and warehouse space. By installing energy-efficient, motion-sensor lighting fixtures throughout the distribution center, Ardagh Group was able to reduce operational costs, while reducing its impact on the environment.
Since 2010, 10 Ardagh Group facilities and buildings have earned the ENERGY STAR certification 32 times. Source: Ardagh Group, PR, 29 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Ardagh Group, John Riordan, President and CEO, Gina Behrman, Marketing, (765) 741-7092, email@example.com , www.ardaghgroup.com/glass; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
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Vector Energy Solutions presently handles the Tesla Powerwall energy storage system and can finance and install the product as well as provide end-to-end service.
(Source: Vector Energy Solutions, PR, 29 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Vector Energy Solutions, Brian Ryan, 1800 853 945, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vectorenergy.com.au
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"While EPA's August 26 waiver of certain reformulated gasoline (RFG) and Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirements was a welcome step, it is not delivering meaningful relief from escalating gasoline prices in Texas and across the rest of the country. Specifically, RFA is asking EPA to relax the RVP limits to 10 psi for all finished gasoline blended with ethanol in conventional and RFG areas nationwide, through Sept. 15. In effect, this could be achieved by specifying that gasoline containing up to 15 percent ethanol by volume qualifies for the "special provisions for alcohol blends" found in 40 C.F.R. 80.27(d) (i.e., the 1.0 psi "waiver" for 9 -- 10 pct ethanol blends.
"In the days since EPA issued the August 26 fuel waiver, market conditions have worsened and supply shortages are expected to be more severe than previously thought. Gasoline futures prices have surged nearly 10 percent since August 24, 2017, the day before Hurricane Harvey made landfall.
"It is being broadly reported that at least 10 percent of the nation's refining capacity has been shuttered as a result of the hurricane, and analysts now expect further price surges in the wake of hurricane-related refinery and terminal outages. In addition, both offshore and onshore drilling rigs have been idled, leading to lower crude oil production and tighter supplies for refineries in the weeks ahead.
"The action we are requesting would significantly enhance flexibility for blenders and refiners and help alleviate the logistical challenges and shortfalls that are causing gas prices to spike. Relaxing RVP requirements to 10.0 psi nationwide would immediately allow gasoline blenders to produce fuel that complies with EPA regulations using any available gasoline blendstock on the market. It would also immediately allow blenders to use up to 15 percent ethanol by volume in all finished gasoline in all areas of the country, proving a badly needed source of additional supply and helping to offset gasoline shortfalls resulting from refinery and terminal outages.
"While the waiver issued August 26, 2017, allows gasoline with less than 9 pct ethanol by volume to qualify for the
special provisions for alcohol blends requirement (i.e., the 1 psi waiver for E10), it
did not allow blends containing up to 15 percent to qualify for the provision. Extending this temporary waiver to 15 percent ethanol blends would greatly assist in alleviating current price spikes and
supply crunches." (Source: RFA, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: RFA, Bob Dinneen, Pres., CEO,(202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org
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OSEP will begin replacing inefficient "near retirement" age equipment on campus with more efficient new-age technology. Some parts of the plan will happen more quickly, like replacing streetlights, but the most important way for the Energy Partners to exceed its efficiency goals is through building audits to identify specific inefficient aspects where each building could improve. Fixes could include "behavioral economics", new insulation, analyzing building usage, lighting and temperature controls.
(Source: Ohio State University, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Ohio State Energy Partners, Serdar Tufekci , CEO, www.osu.edu/energymanagement
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HERE. (Source: NREL, Aug., 2017) Contact: NREL, www.nrel.gov
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The installations, which are part the company's expansion of its alternative energy portfolio, are expected to reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 pct annually at each Home Depot location. The average Home Depot store roof, at approximately 104,000 square feet, will accommodate 1,000 panels.
The Home Depot is working with Current, powered by GE, on 20 solar installations at stores in New Jersey, as well as eight stores in Connecticut, Maryland and Washington, DC. and an additional 22 stores in California and New York. (Source: Home Depot, PV Buzz, Others, 27 Aug., 2017) Contact: Home Depot, https://corporate.homedepot.com/contact-us
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In fiscal 2016, a total of 28.42 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity was produced nationwide from the five alternative sources, also including wind, geothermal, biomass and waste-to-energy power generation -- sufficient power for
9.5 million Japanese households.
The agency's data also showed that on a prefecture-by-prefecture basis,
Hokkaido accounted for nearly 10 pct of the nation's total, generating 2.72 billion kilowatt-hours. Among all prefectures, it was the leader in solar power and second in wind and biomass power.
(Source: Japan Natural Resources and Energy Agency, Japan Times, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: Japan Natural Resources and Energy Agency, www.enecho.meti.go.jp/en
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The company will produce cylindrical lithium-ion cells for mobility and a product named Powerstack for stationary energy storage based on the same battery pack design. Romeo Power says that energy density in its batteries can be 25 pct higher than competing lithium-ion providers. The product's thermal performance is good enough to improve (reduce) charging times by anywhere from 15 pct to 30 pct and have inbuilt protection against thermal runaway and is well-protected against cross cell propagation, according to the company.
(Source: Romeo Power, Energy Storage, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: Romeo Power, Michael Patterson, CEO, (323) 675-2180, www.romeopower.com
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MidAmerican Energy will soon purchase the project from Blattner to supply Mahaska County and MidAmerican Energy customers in Iowa with wind energy by the year end. (Source: Blattner,PR, 28 Aug., 2017)
Contact: Blattner Energy, (320) 356-7351, www.blattnerwind.com; MidAmerican Energy, www.midamericanenergy.com
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The working group will begin meeting next month and will review economic opportunities and environmental benefits of offshore wind development, and the costs and benefits of developing offshore wind. Working group members also will review laws and regulations governing the development of renewable energy, and recommend changes. Additionally, they will identify barriers and opportunities involved in developing offshore wind to benefit Delawareans.
By December 15, the working group will submit a report to the Governor that makes recommendations on short- and long-term strategies for developing wind power to serve Delaware, and plans to develop job opportunities in the offshore wind industry. The group also will draft any necessary legislation, including possible amendments to Delaware's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act.
(Source: news.delaware.gov, 28 Aug., 2017)Contact: Delaware Governor John Carney, governor.delaware.gov
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The move follows calls for the Scottish Government to include a target in the Climate Change Bill to ensure every home in Scotland has an Energy Performance Certificate band C. The two groups claim the
Government's 2015 commitment to make energy efficiency a National Infrastructure Priority had not been backed by the necessary funding.
(Source: British Lung Foundation, WWF Scotland, Holyrood Mag., 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: British Lung Foundation in Scotland , Irene Johnstone, www.blf.org.uk; WWF Scotland,
Sarah Beattie-Smith, Senior Climate and Energy Policy Officer, +44 131 659 9100, www.wwf.org.uk/scotland
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