Under the terms of the 7-year contract, MP2 Energy will provide electricity from three wind power companies and two solar farms at 3.226 cents per kilowatt-hour, about 14.6 pct less than its current contractual rate of 3.776 cents per kilowatt-hour.
The city expects to save about $414,000 annually compared to the current contract. (Source: City of Waco, Waco Herald-Tribune, AP, Feb., 2020)Contact: City of Waco, Wiley Stem, City Manager, Kelly Holecek, Director of General Services, www.waco-texas.com;
MP2 Energy, 832-510-1030, www.mp2energy.com
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To that CEMEX has been working to cut cement production related carbon emissions through investing in energy efficiency, using alternative fuels, increasing its use of renewable energy and increasing clinker substitution through alternative cementitious materials. Through these efforts the company has achieved a reduction of more than 22 pct in net specific CO2 emissions compared to a 1990 baseline.
In 2019 CEMEX announced a goal to reduce 30 pct of its CO2 net emissions by 2030, but has raised its 30 pct taget to 35 pct our CO2net emissions by 2030, aligned with the Science-Based Targets Methodology.
Download the CEMEX Our Contribution Towards a Carbon Neutral World report
HERE. (Source: CEMEX, Feb., 2020) Contact: CEMEX, www.cemex.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CEMEX, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Cement,
The wind farm is adjacent to the 30MW Slieve Divena development, which Greencoat acquired in 2017.The sale is expected to close later thin month.
(Source: SSE Renewables, RTE Ireland - Ireland Public Broadcasting, 20 feb.,2020)
Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Paul O'Donnell, Partner, +353 (1) 70 26737 - Dublin, +44 20 7832 9400 - London, www.greencoat-capital.com; SSE Renewables, Paul Cooley, Director of Renewables, www.sse.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SSE Renewables, Greencoat, Wind,
The Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) National Laboratory consortium is jointly sponsored by the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Vehicle Technologies Office. Co-Optima focuses on developing new high-performance fuels that, when combined with advanced combustion approaches, can boost engine efficiency and cut emissions.
The Co-Optima DFO is seeking proposals that overcome key technical challenges to accelerating adoption of new fuel-biofuel blend stocks from renewable resources, enabling higher efficiency and lower emissions in on-highway vehicles. For this DFO, biofuel blendstocks, biofuel production, bio-blendstock/biofuel property R&D is of particular interest and importance.
Selected projects are anticipated to range from $200,000 up to $300,000 of Co-Optima National Laboratory assistance over the project duration of 12-18 months. Up to $2,000,000 will be available for this call and Co-Optima anticipates a total of 7-10 projects will be selected for funding. Industry partners will fund their own labor, materials, and other expenses directly, which contribute toward a 20 pct minimum cost-share requirement.
Directed Funding Opportunity for Collaboration with National Laboratories details
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In order to achieve its target, Infineon is committed in particular to avoiding direct emissions and further reducing the energy it needs for its plants and processes. Further expansion of its energy efficiency program and efforts aimed at smart exhaust air treatment will play a key part in achieving its goal. The company plans to compensate for unavoidable emissions by purchasing green electricity with guarantees of origin. Emissions will also be compensated to a smaller part by certificates that combine development support and CO2 abatement, according to a company statement.
(Source: Infineon Technologies, Automotive World, 20 Feb., 2020) Contact: Infineon Technologies, Jochen Hanebeck, CEO, +49 89 234 65555, www.infineon.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Infineon Technologies,
A member of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment, UMass Lowell has committed itself to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The city of Lowell has made substantial investments in the energy efficiency of its buildings resulting in a 31 pct reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.The city has also committed to using 100 pct renewable energy to the use of 100 pct clean and renewable energy.
For more information about the Green Community Partnership HERE.
(Source: UMass Lowell, PR, Contact: UMass Lowell, www.uml.edu, uml.edu/greencommunity
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Other "green" improvements and upgrades include the installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures, lighting fixture-integrated occupancy sensors, thermal energy storage and water conservation capacity, and others. (Source: NC State University, Technician, 19 Feb., 2020) Contact: NC State University, Kerby Smithson, Energy Project Manager, 919-515-2011, www.ncsu.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, LED Light,
The contract is for the supply and installation of 24 of the Nordex AW132/3465 turbines and includes a 15-year service, maintenance and repair agreement.
(Source: Nordex, 20 Feb., 2020)Contact: Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, email@example.com, www.nordex.com
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This initiative is driven by the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme (K-CEP) with the aim of rapidly scaling up the deployment of highly solar-reflective "cool" roofs that can reduce indoor daytime temperatures by almost 10 degrees C, while cutting air condition energy consumption and costs in low-cost housing. (Source: SANEDI, PR, 19 Feb., 2020) Contact: SANEDI, Denise Lundall, Project Officer, Energy Efficiency Cool Surfaces, +27 11 038 4300, www.sanedi.org.za; international Million Cool Roofs Challenge, firstname.lastname@example.org,www.coolroofschallenge.org
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The UK's offshore wind capacity currently stands at 10 gigawatts with
only 10 GW of new wind power facilities being contracted, leaving 20 GW still to be contracted, according to the Aurora report.
(Source: Aurora Energy Research, CityAM, Feb., 2020)
Contact: Aurora, Martin Anderson, Head of Renewables, +44 (0) 1865 952 700, email@example.com, www.auroraer.com
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According to the company release, the project is subject to regulatory and environmental approvals and still in the early planning stage.
UPC/AC Renewables Australia is the developer of the 1-GW Robbins Island and Jims Plain wind projects in Tasmania and the 600-MW New England solar park scheme in New South Wales, and has an additional development portfolio of 3 GW located in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria, according to the company website. (Source: UPC Renewables, Renewables, Feb., 2020) Contact:
UPC Renewables Australia, (852) 2673 2233,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.upcrenewables.com › australia
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If constructed, the NDSP soybean-crushing facility would have processed 42 million bpy of locally grown soybeans and produce approximately 935,000 tons of soybean meal and 475 million pounds of soybean oil for sale into domestic and export animal feed and soybean oil markets, including with respect to the soybean oil serving as a renewable feedstock for planned or existing renewable diesel refinery facilities in North Dakota and throughout the western U.S., according to the company website
(Source: North Dakota Soybean Processors, , Website, 17 Feb., 2020) Contact:North Dakota Soybean Processors, Robin Skrivan (507) 842-6715, email@example.com, www.ndsoy.com
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Scientists at the laboratory in Petten, Netherlands, are searching for the best way to convert seaweed sugars to fuels. In some species, this can represent up to 60 pct of the plant. In the long term, researchers foresee the production of tons of ethanol and butanol and hope to cut the fuel production costs by 100 pct.
Download seaweed cultivation program details HERE.
(Source: MacroFuels, European Commission, euronews, Feb., 2020) Contact: MacroFuels, Jaap van Hal, Project Executive, +31(0) 88 5154297,
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NY Green Bank is focused on supporting investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, in support of the Empire State's goal to source 70 pct of its power from renewables by 2030. (Source: NY Green Bank, Renewable, Feb., 2020) Contact: NY Green Bank, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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IIT Kharagpur-incubated Carbon Clean is developing affordable carbon capture technology for utilisation and storage, as used by steel, cement, refining and petrochemicals and waste incineration plants.
The new investment will be used to deliver an existing pipeline of global projects to lower carbon emissions from industry. CCSL will also invest in the development of "containerised" solutions to achieve $30/tonne cost of CO2 capture by 2021. (Source: CCSL, Your Story, 18 Feb., 2020) Contact: Carbon Clean Solutions Ltd., Aniruddha Sharma, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3755 1600, email@example.com, www.carboncleansolutions.com
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The Munich Airport reduced its directly attributable CO2 emissions from approximately 3.4 kg per passenger in 2009 to around 2.2 kg per passenger in 2018 -- a drop of 35 pct.
The airport documents its emissions in accordance with the internationally recognized Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG), the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions.
The airport plans to achieve additional emissions reductions through innovative technologies, without purchasing carbon certificates, and to achieve ACA certified carbon "neutrality" by 2030. (Source: Munich Airports, PR, 18 Feb., 2020) Contact: Munich Airport, Jost Lammers, Pres., CEO, +49 811 5522128, www.munich-airport.com; Airport Council International (ACI Europe), the umbrella organization of European airports,
Airport Council International, www.aci.aero; Greenhouse Gas Protocol, www.ghgprotocol.org
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The fund, which "aims to support scientists, activists, NGOs -- any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world", is expected to begin issuing grant funding this summer.
(Source: Jeff Bezos, Instagram, 18 Feb., 2020)
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The project is receiving €12.7 million ($13.8 million) support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. (Source: Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy , Riviera Media, 18 Feb., 2020)
Contact: IWFS, Prof. Jan Wenske, +49 471 14290-100, www.iwes.fraunhofer.de/en.html
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The research, conducted in partnership with research and insights company, Drax Insights, notes that emissions from power consumption dropped by a massive 14 pct in 2019, driven by the falling use of fossil fuels and increases in renewables which was eight-times higher in 2019 than in 2010 - with the combined capacity of wind, solar, biomass and hydro having grown six-fold over the since 2010, from 5.2GW to 38.5GW. An 8 pct drop in energy demand was also a factor.
In the last decade power sector emissions fell from 161 million tonnes in 2010 to 54 million metric tonnes in 2019. (Source: Imperial College London, Smart Energy, 17 Feb., 2020) Contact: Imperial College London, www.imperial.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, UK Carbon Emissions,
The $30 million facility will recently purchased patented lipid-to-hydrocarbon technology developed by Dr. David Bressler at the University of Alberta. The technology takes waste fats and oils and turns it into renewable fuels, including jet fuel.
(Source: Forge Hydrocarbon Technologies, PR, Blackburns, 19 Feb., 2020) Contact: University of Alberta in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, Prof. Dr. David Bressler, 780-492-4986, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ualberta.ca; Forge Hydrocarbons, Tim Haig, Pres., 905-815-7786, email@example.com, www.forgehc.com
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The Living Village unit, which will meet the requirements of the International Living Future Institute Living Building Challenge, will incorporate solar energy, on-site waste recycling, rainwater capture and use, and various other energy efficient technologies and features.
Upon completion, the project will be the world's largest living building residential complex and the first Living Building Challenge project in the state and in the Ivy League.
The Living Building Challenge is a green building certification program and sustainable design framework that visualizes the ideal for the built environment.
(Source: Yale Divinity School, Greenwich Time, 18 Feb., 2020) Contact: International Living Future Institute Living Building Challenge, 206 223 2028,
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The new bioenergy heating plant will feature very high energy efficiency, as the heat from flue gases will be recovered to increase district heat production by 69 MW, according to the Valmet release. Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and bioenergy industries, according to its website.
(Source: Valmet Oyi , PR, 18 Feb., 2020)
Contact: Valmet, Risto Hamalainen, Director, Environmental Systems, Pulp and Energy, +358 4 0 505 2001, www.valmet.com, www.twitter.com/valmetglobal; Helen Ltd, +358 9 6171, www.helen.fi
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Since January 2019 SEEF II has invested in 17 energy efficiency related transactions across nine countries with total volume of €93m to date, the Swiss manager said. (Source: SUSI Partners, 19 Feb., 2020) Contact: SUSI Partners,
Marco van Daele, Co-CEO and CIO, www.susi-partners.com
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The programs will offer smart thermostat and solar energy and solar energy storage programs that will serve participating residential customers who will be paid for enrolling and reducing their energy during peak energy times and notified about when to reduce energy consumption.
CPA has also launched an online Solar Marketplace in collaboration with EnergySage for customers seeking solar and or solar-plus-storage battery systems. Customers can quickly receive and compare customized solar quotes from local, vetted contractors through the user-friendly website. Participating CPA customers will also get support from EnergySage's vendor-neutral Energy Advisors and educational tools to address questions about various solar and battery companies, equipment, and financing options.
(Source: CPA, Feb., 2020) Contact: CPA, Ted Bardacke, Exec. Dir., 888-585-3788, www.cleanpoweralliance.org; CPA Online Solar Marketplace, ; EnergySage, www.energysage.com
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Combined, Indonesia and Malaysia have over 1,000 palm oil mills that produce almost 90 percent of global palm oil supply. This results in the generation of around 126 million tonnes of POME yearly. The demand for biogas has grown because of the need to shift to more renewable sources of energy and to increase electricity penetration within the ASEAN region.Indonesia has set a bioenergy capacity target of 810 MW by 2025, Thailand's goal is 5,570 MW by 2036 and Malaysia aims to achieve 1,065 MW this year.
The ASEAN nations -- Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam -- have a combined population of population of 650 million and a combined GDP of $2.8 trillion.
(Source: ASEAN Post, 13 Feb., 2020) Contact:
ASEAN Centre for Energy, +62 21 527 9332,
+62 21 527 9350 - fax, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aseanenergy.org
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All of the projects 48 turbines and a new 500MVA main power transformer are expected to be installed by early April 2020 for an expected commissioning before the month end.
The Perdekraal East Wind Farm construction is reportedly on time and on budget with 40 pct of the 48 turbines installed.
Upon completion, the facility will be the Western Cape's largest BW4 wind farm and Lekela's fourth operating wind farm in South Africa.
(Source: Lekela Power B.V., SteelGuru, Power Nes, 13 Feb., 2020) Contact: Lekela Power, B.V., +31-20-241 7299,
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Electric power generation byrenewable resources increased by 156,064 MWh in 2019, a 6.7 pct increase from the previous year. The company achieved a 28.4 pct consolidated renewable portfolio standard in 2019, surpassing 27 pct in 2018.
The state is aiming for a 100 pct renewable portfolio standard by 2045, is based on the amount of renewable energy used by customers as a percentage of total utility sales. To that end, the state
must reach 30 pct by the end of 2020, 40 pct by the end of 2030, and 70 pct by the end of 2040 to stay on track, according to a HECO statement from Snr. VP
(Source: Hawaiian Electric Co, PR, Honolulu Star, 14 Feb., 2020) (Contact: HECO, Jim Alberts, Snr. VP, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, email@example.com, www.hawaiianelectric.com
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that going beyond 1.5 degrees C will increase the frequency and intensity of climate impacts.
The report notes 2020 is a critical year for climate action, with the UN climate change conference in Glasgow aiming to determine the future course of efforts to avert crisis, and countries expected to significantly step up their climate commitments.
Download the full report HERE. (Source: UN Environment Programme, Dec., 2019) Contact: UN Environment Programme, www.unep.org
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Three TWh of green power over seven years is sufficient energy for 115,000 homes and equivalent to the full annual production of 35 modern wind turbines or the annual output of a 400 MW solar plant for the period, according to RWE. (Source: European Energy A/S, Smart Energy Int'l., 11 Feb., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, www.rwe.com; European Energy A/S,
Knud Erik Andersen, CEO, +45 88 70 82 16www.europeanenergy.dk
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According to ACEEE sernior policy advisor Lowell Unger, "The numbers are in: This would be the biggest cut of energy waste from any new federal law in a decade.
By spurring the construction of more energy-efficient buildings and houses, reducing energy waste in industrial plants, and assisting energy improvements in existing buildings, it would cut our energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions, and that's just smart policy." (Source: ACEEE, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: ACEEE, www.aceee.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, ACEEE, Energy Efficiency,
To that end, BIc is establishing the Ontario Bioindustrial Innovation Network (OBIN) -- a second hybrid chemistry cluster in Brockville, Eastern Ontario. BIC will partner with the St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission and St. Lawrence College to deliver OBIN.
Further to our BIC May, 2019 coverage, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada has released Canada's first national Bioeconomy Strategy reflecting the views of more than 400 industry representatives from across the country. The Strategy recommends action on four key priority areas identified in foundational work by the Advisory Council on Economic Growth, the Economic Sector Strategy Tables, and Canada's forestry ministers. These priority areas call for: creating agile regulation and government policy; establishing biomass supply and stewardship; building strong companies and value chains; and building strong sustainable innovation ecosystems.
Download the Canada's Bioeconomy Strategy report HERE.
(Source: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Biofuel Int'l. 17, Feb, 2020) Contact: Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Sandy Marshall, (226) 778-0020, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bincanada.ca
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The following organizations received bioenergy-specific grants in the 2020 Bioenergy Research Initiative funding round: $33,212 to North Carolina State University (NCSU) Department of Horticultural;
$122,594 to NCSU Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources for a 2.5-year project titled Sycamore: Sustainable Bioenergy-Improved Soil Health;
$30,465 to NCSU Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources for continued work on Loblolly Pine Biomass and Economic Analysis;
$80,738 to Appalachian State University Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment for a two-year Biochar - Anaerobic Digestion project; and
$74,382 to NCSU Cooperative Tree Improvement Program to extend a Loblolly Pine Biomass Genetics/Cropping Study.
(Source: NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: North Carolina Bioenergy Research Initiative, (919) 693-2483,
(919) 693-6848 - fax, www.ncagr.gov/bioenergy
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The ENERGY STAR is awarded based on actual, verified energy performance.
(Source: Sioux City Community School District, SiouxLand, KCAU, 15 Feb., 2020) Contact: Sioux City Community School District, www.siouxcityschools.org
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The EIA report notes
emissions from the power sector dropped to level last seen in the late 1980s, when the IEA estimates that electricity demand was one-third lower than today.
(Source: IEA, Feb., 2020)Contact: International Energy Agency, Dr. Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
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The tendered solar power plants, as part of Phase I of the Noor PV II Multi-Site Solar Programme, will include both photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies to produce 800 MW with a storage capacity of 5 hours.
At least nine sites have been pre-selected for the implementation of the first phase of the Noor PV II Multi-Site Solar Programme. Expressions of interest are due before the month end. (Source: MASEN, MiddleEast Utilities, 16 Feb., 2020)Contact: Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, +212 5375-74550, www.masen.ma/en
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The survey also notes that Social Bonds also maintained visibility with $5.5 billion of issuance within the labeled market. Climate bonds remained focused on green bonds, which are specifically linked to climate-change mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
"Green" bonds are debt securities issued by financial, non-financial or public entities where the proceeds are used to finance 100 pct green projects and assets.
In an effort to increase environmentally sustainable investments, India joined the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF) in October 2019. IPSF acknowledges the global nature of financial markets which can help finance the transition to a green, low carbon and climate resilient economy by linking financing needs to the global sources of funding. (Source: IBEF, Energy Infra Post, 16 Feb., 2020) Contact: IBEF Economic Survey,
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The Montana Climate Solutions Plan outlines dozens of possible initiatives that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the state adapt to the changing climate, develop new technologies and transition to a low-carbon, greener economy. The plan also recommends expanding the state's research and monitoring of climate change, incorporating climate change into government planning efforts, investing in energy storage, supporting community-based renewable energy projects, creating tax breaks for low- and zero-emission vehicles and offering building energy efficiency incentives.
Download the Montana Climate Solutions Plan
HERE. (Source: Montana Climate Solutions Council, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 12 Feb., 2020)
Contact: Montana Climate Solutions Council, (406) 444-2544, deq.mt.gov › DEQAdmin › dir › Climate
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In 2019, Clean Energy announced plans to exclusively offer zero-carbon1 Redeem at all of its fueling stations by 2025. At this pace Clean Energy would outdistance other alternative fuels, according to the release.
Redeem was the first commercially available RNG vehicle fuel, derived from capturing biogenic methane that is produced from the decomposition of organic waste from dairies, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants, according to the release.(Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR, 12 Feb., 2020) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, email@example.com,
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The $ approximately $695 million Lake Turkana wind farm was originally scheduled for completion in 2017, but came online in July, 2019.
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a corporate restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015, and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries(Source: Google, Reuters, 13 Feb., 2029)Contact: Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vestas.com; Google Alphabet, www.abc.xyz
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According to BOEM, the $189 million funds will be used to "continue to advance renewable energy" through its leasing programme.
BOEM notes it "will continue to use environmental science as the foundation for sound policy decisions."
(Source: BOEM, Various Media, renews, 11 Feb., 2020)
Contact: BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov
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Since 2018, Novozymes has released four yeast solutions as part of its Innova platform. Yeast and its development are a strategic growth area where Novozymes will continue working with innovation partners in the industry. Its Innova yeast products are the result of a dedicated development partnership with Microbiogen to bring new yeast technology to the market.
Australian-based Microbiogen is an industrial biotechnology company specializing in the development of improved, industrial yeast strains, according to the company website. (Source: Novozymes, PR, GreenCar Congress, 11 Feb. 2020) Contact: Novozymes, Brian Brazeau, VP Bioenergy Commercial, Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO, Michael Burns, Biorefining Business Development North America,(919) 496-6926, www.novozymes.com;
Microbiogen, Geoff Bell, CEO, (02) 9418 3182 email@example.com,
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BP's current worldwide greenhouse gas emissions from its operations stand at 55 million tpy of CO2 equivalent (MteCO2e), and the carbon in the oil and gas that it produces is equivalent currently to around 360 MteCO2e emissions a year -- both on an absolute basis. Taken together, delivery of these aims would equate to a reduction in emissions to net zero from what is currently around 415 MteCO2e a year, according to the BP release. (Source: BP, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: BP press office, +44 (0) 20 7496 4076, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bp.com
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Saola's technology consists of a commercial-scale hydrotreatment step followed by isomerization to produce high-quality renewable diesel fuel from oils and residual fats.
The process has a modularized approach and is conceived for capacities as low as 10 million gpy, making it suitable for both smaller bolt-on facilities with access to a limited supply of captive feedstock and larger standalone plants.
(Source: NextChem, Saola Energy, Green Car Congress, 13 Feb., 2020)
Contact: Saola Energy LLC, (316) 413-3345,
email@example.com, www.saolaenergy.com; NextChem, firstname.lastname@example.org,
+39 06 9356771, www.nextchem.it
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For the report, the Rocky Mountain Institute, together with Evolved Energy Research, analyzed six decarbonization pathways that New Jersey could take and summarized the findings and made recommendations for policymakers and the public.
Download the 2019 nNew Jersey Energy Master Plan -- Pathway to 2050 HERE. (Source: NJPUC, Feb., 2020) Contact: NJBPU, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.state.nj.us
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The legislation will reportedly call for a tax credit for carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) technology R&D and -- here's the exciting part -- the planting of 3.3 billion trees per year over the next 30 years -- well beyond the widely accepted crucial 2050 date -- when the fight to contain climate change may well be lost.
"The Donald" reportedly wholeheartedly backs the proposed legislation which
includes no targets, dates or quantities for reducing carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: Various Public Media, Feb., 2020)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Trump Climate Change,