"Despite this early knowledge about climate change, electric utilities have continued to invest heavily in fossil fuel power generation over the past half a century, and since 1988 some have engaged in ongoing efforts to sow doubt about climate science and block legal limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
"The Energy and Policy Institute's new report provides a first look into the electric utility industry's nearly 50-year long relationship with climate science, based largely on original research that reviewed scores of industry documents."
Download the report Utilities Knew: Documenting Electric Utilities' Early Knowledge and Ongoing Deception on Climate Change From 1968-2017
HERE, (Source: Energy and Policy Institute, July, 2017) Contact: Energy and Policy Institute, www.energyandpolicy.org
The suit claims the Trump administration ignored requirements under the federal Administrative Procedure Act when it suspended the transportation greenhouse gas standard which was intended to curb transportation sector climate-changing emissions. The suit asks the court to invalidate the suspension, meaning that the standard would go into immediate effect and thus help slow climate change and reduce ground-level ozone and other harmful pollutants .
(Source: U.S. PIRG, PR, 31 July, 2017) Contact:
NRDC, Jake Thompson, 202-289-2387, email@example.com, www.nrdc.org;
SELC and Clean Air Carolina, Claudine McElwain , 434-977-4090, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.selcva.org;
U.S. PIRG, Matthew Casale, 617-747-4314, email@example.com, www.pirg.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Federal Highway Administration, Clean Air Act, NRDC,
If constructed, the project would utilize six MHI Vestas V126-3.45 MW wind turbines mounted on mono bucket foundations about ten miles off of Cleveland.
As previously reported, LEEDCo partnered with Fred.
The project is expected to begin construction in May 2018 for completion in October 2018. (Source: LEEDCo, offshore wind biz, 1 Aug., 2017)Contact: LEEDCo, Lorry Wagner, Pres., (216) 241-9201, www.leedco.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, LEEDCo,
The project, which included LED lighting, an energy-efficient HVAC system and other features, saved 954,533 kWh and 80,681 therm. of natural gas.
(Source: Valparaiso University, 31 July, 2017) Contact: Valparaiso University (219) 464-5000, www.valpo.edu; NIPSCO, (800) 464-7726, www.NIPSCO.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NIPSCO, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebates,
The 75F Facilisight application suite provides remote and mobile access to building management system control, monitoring and scheduling and achieves HVAC efficiency through Dynamic Airflow Balancing and Outside Air Optimization from remotre locations.
Eligible small- and mid-size businesses in Xcel Energy Minnesota's service territory can qualify for up to 60 pct rebates on HVAC efficiency upgrades and may qualify for 3.9 pct APR financing as part of the Xcel Energy program.
(Source: 75F , PR, 31 July, 2017) Contact: 75F, Deepinder Singh, CEO, Kristen Johnson, Marketing Director, (612) 616-6272, (888) 590-8995, Kristen@75f.io, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://75f.io
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, 75F, Energy Efficiency,
The new features and upgrades include:
individual room zoning control; automated fan ventilation; compressor coil freeze prevention; duct supply temterature monitoring; smart start
insight and control;
energy cost reduction and excellent ROI. (Source: Save Energy Systems, Marketwired, July 31, 2017) Contact: Save Energy Systems, (617) 564-4800, www.saveenergysystems.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Save Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency,
The Carestream Colorado plant achieved energy savings of 5,119 megawatt-hours over two years by rebuilding a 40-year-old steam turbine chiller that significantly reduces electricity consumption and installing variable frequency drives on four cooling tower fan motors, eight cooling tower supply pumps and three chilled water pumps to allow each system to use only the precise amount of energy required to obtain the desired flow of water for manufacturing operations, and other improvements.
The plant also maintains an ongoing list of projects designed to enhance production and reduce energy use, recycles a variety of materials and works to control hazardous waste from product manufacturing and maintenance activities.
The company is also updating its Environmental Management System to meet the new ISO 14001:2015 standard. (Source: Carestream, PR, 2 Aug., 2017) Contact: Carestream Health,
Robert Salmon, (585) 627-6560,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency news, Energy Consumption news,
Under the terms of the agreement, DuPont will provide access to its extensive seed treatment application technology and product development expertise. Evogene will apply its predictive computational biology platform to decipher plant/microbiome interactions along with its microbial formulation and fermentation technologies. The combination of these key capabilities increases the opportunity to fully activate the potential of the emerging field of microbiome-based seed treatment products.
Product development efforts under the collaboration will utilize, as a starting point, Evogene's proprietary microbe combinations which are already identified and validated in field testing to have significant positive impact on key crop characteristics, including yield productivity as previously disclosed by Evogene in 2016.
Pioneer will obtain worldwide marketing rights for any products, with milestone payments and royalties to be paid to Evogene. Specific financial terms and additional details of the agreement were not disclosed. (Source: Evogene, DuPont Pioneer, Street Insider, July 26, 2017) Contact: Dupont Pioneer, Neal Gutterson, VP R&D, www.pioneer.com; Evogene Ltd., Ofer Haviv, Res., CEO, Karen Mazor, +972 54 22 88 039, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.evogene.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DuPont , Evogene,
Elmhurst, Illinois-based SynSel Energy plans to build an identical $300 million plant in Lumberton, Mississippi.
The new plant will use locally sourced waste woody biomass generated by area logging operations to produce "drop in" biofuels.
(Source: SynSel Energy, Mining Gazette, 30 July, 2017) Contact: SynSel Energy, Tim Tawoda , CEO, )630) 516-1287, email@example.com, www.synselenergy.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News SynSel Energy, Drop In Fuel.Woody Biomass ,
The first batch was delivered to Halmstad Airport on June 29th and was successfully uplifted by BRA when it refueled its ATR 72-600 aircraft. The fuel is available to all airlines that refuel at the airport. This follows Air BP's introduction of biojet at Oslo Airport in January 2016.
Air BP is growing its regional biojet footprint on an ad-hoc basis. In October 2016, Air BP was the first aviation fuel supplier to be independently certified Carbon Neutral for into-plane fueling operations at 250 Air BP locations. In November 2016, Air BP announced an investment of $30 million in biojet producer Fulcrum with the aim of distributing and supplying biojet into aircraft at key hubs across North America to meet growing demand.
Air BP presently fuels over 6,400 flights daily at more than 600 global locations in over 45 countries.
( Source: Air BP, PR, July 26, 2017) Contact: AirBP,
Thorbjorn Larsson, General Manager Air BP Nordics,www.airbp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Air BP, Aviation Biofuel, Jet Biofuel,
The Emera proposal includes a 600-kilometre undersea cable from a new DC converter in Saint John, New Brunswick to Plymouth, Massachusetts. If accepted, Emera's proposal could be in-service by December 2022.
(Source: Emera, CBC, 29 July, 2017)Contact: Emera,
Robin McAdam, Exec. VP, (902) 450-0507, www.emera.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Emera, Wind,
The residential rebate provides up to $2,500 to homeowners who install qualifying wind or solar electric systems. The business-commercial rebate covers up to 25 pct of the cost of solar electric or thermal systems installations.
The residential and commercial rebates, which come out of the 2007 Renewable Energy Fund which has experienced a drop in revenue from $4.2 million to an estimated $3.6 million.
The Renewable Energy Fund is part of the state's commitment to source 25 pct of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025. Electric power providers that miss the quota or purchase credits from other producers pay into the fund. (Source: N.H. Public Utilities Commission, SentinalSource, 30 July, 2017)Contact: N.H. Public Utilities Commission, Amanda Noonan, Dir. Consumer Services, (603) 271-2431, www.puc.state.nh.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Rebate, Solar Incentive, Solar,
In June, JPS announced plans to build a 24.5-MW -- first of its kind in the Caribbean -- facility to store energy as a safeguard against power outages.
(Source: Jamaica Public Service Company, Jamaica Gleaner, 29 July, 2017) Contact: Jamaica Public Service Company,
Emanuel DaRosa, CEO, (876) 975-0830, www.jpsco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,
To that end, JPMorgan Chase will install on-site renewable energy generators, sign power purchase agreements with renewable energy projects and reduce its energy consumption, according to a press release.
As a pilot program, the bank will install solar panels at Chase branches in California and New Jersey and install large-capacity fuel-cell technology at commercial sites and small-capacity fuel cells at retail sites. (Source: JP Morgan, CNBC, 28 July, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News JPMorgan Chase, Renewable Energy,
The energy storage project is expected to help the depot more efficiently provide power across its 24,000-acre site as well as cut energy costs by using battery power to avoid peak-usage charges.
Go Electric Inc. develops customer side of the meter energy solutions that help facilities, communities and military bases be energy resilient and sustainable, according to the company's website.(Source: GoElectric , AP, 30 July, 2017) Contact: Go Electric Inc., (765) 400-1347, www.goelectricinc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Go Electric, Energy Storage, Battery Energy Storage,
The American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act would put an initial tax of $49 per metric ton of CO2 equivalent and raise the tax every year by 2 pct above inflation. The tax revenue would provide $550 refundable credits to taxpayers, some to lower the corporate income tax rate from 35 pct to 29 pct , and some to provide grants to states for various programs. The bill would also create a border adjustment system that would tax imports from nations that do not have comparable carbon taxes and refund taxes on exports to those nations.
Former Treasury Secretaries Baker, Shultz, and Paulson; former EPA Administrators Ruckelshaus, Thomas, Reilly, and Whitman; and leading economists and former presidential economic advisors Arthur Laffer, Gregory Mankiw, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, reportedly all support a revenue-neutral, border-adjustable carbon fee. (Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute, 30 July, 2017) Contact: Competitive Enterprise Institute, (202) 233-1101, https://cei.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, American Enterprise Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute,
According to a release, researchers would like to produce algae efficiently because of its potential environmental benefits. Oil from the algae can be used as a petroleum alternative, and algae also can be used as food, feed, fiber, fertilizer, pigments and pharmaceuticals. Growing and harvesting algae in wastewater streams could also reduce the environmental footprint of many manufacturing processes.
However, its industrial use hasn't caught on, primarily because algae needs a lot of time and water to grow. Generally, large ponds are required, and harvesting is labor intensive. Researchers have begun developing biofilm reactors to grow the algae, but the reactors aren't efficient because of pH or temperature variations or a limited supply of carbon dioxide gas. The patent-pending biofilm reactor recycles gasses and uses less water and lower lighting than typical reactors. The system allows the algae to simultaneously do photosynthesis like a plant while also "eating" carbon and respiring like an animal, the researchers say. The researchers fed the algae glycerol, a cheap waste product of biodiesel production, and urea, another inexpensive chemical that serves as a nitrogen source for the algae. Due to the design, CO2 and oxygen are recycled in the system.
The researchers have filed a patent application on the technology and are working to optimize the process which was funded through a Fulbright fellowship.
(Source: Algae Research, VDF Central, July 26, 2017) Contact: Washington State University, Prof.
Haluk Beyenal, Gene & Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering, https://voiland.wsu.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae, Algae Biofuel, Biodiesel,
These projects are located in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The transaction is expected to close prior to December, 2017.
IDFC Alternatives manages over $3.4 billion on behalf of leading institutional investors worldwide. (Source: Economic Times, 26 July, 2017) Contact: IDFC Alternatives, www.idfc.com/alternatives; First Solar, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar, Solar,
The section 179D tax deduction was originally passed by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and has been extended several times until it last expired at the end of 2016. A recent economic study found that nearly a million jobs over ten years and billions of dollars in annual GDP are created by this widely used deduction.
According to data released by the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings are responsible for 75 percent of all electricity consumption in the U.S., with about half of that coming from commercial buildings. In an effort to curb this trend and encourage broader energy efficiency, section 179D allows qualifying building owners and businesses to receive an up to $1.80 per square-foot tax deduction for their energy-efficient buildings placed into service during all open tax years. (Source: AIA, Architect News, 28 July, 2017) Contact: AIA, Thomas Vonier, Pres., (800) 242-3837, www.aiacontracts.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
To qualify for the rebate, the liberal art college updated lighting in more than 15 on-campus facilities, replaced chillers that serve a large portion of the campus, and completed other energy related improvements that Georgia Power estimates will save more than 2,000 megawatt-hours of power consumption annually.
Georgia Power's Commercial Energy Efficiency program rebate program has awarded more than $44 million in rebates since it began in 2011. (Source: Georgia Power, Decaturish.com, 28 July, 2017)
Contact: Agnes Scott College, (404) 471-6000, www.agnesscott.edu; Georgia Power, www.southerncompany.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Georgia Power, Energy Efficiency Rebate, Energy Efficiency,
The CDGB grants are awarded to towns with fewer than 50,000 residents.
Since 2011, DOH and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority have funded nearly 21,000 units of housing across the state. This amounts to over one billion dollars of investment and is leveraged with another $2.5 billion in investments from the private sector and other sources. (Source: CDGB, Monroe Courier, 28 July, 2017) Contact: Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Evonne M. Klein, (860) 270-8262, www.ct.gov/doh
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
This project is also being funded through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), which works with Canadian companies to bring early-stage clean technologies to market. (Source: Sustane Technologies, SDTC, WMW, 28 July, 2017) Contact: SDTC,
Leah Lawrence, President and CEO, (613) 234 6313, www.sdtc.ca; Sustane Technologies, Peter Vinall, CEO, (902) 200-1642, email@example.com, www.sustane.co
More Low-Carbon Energy News SDTC, Sustane Technologies , Renewable Fuel, Waste-to-Fuel,
The $28 million JCI contract guarantees the city will save $42.4 million over the 20-year contract, with no additional tax burden or water utility rate increase on the community, according to the JCI proposal executive overview.
The contract work includes: 22 traffic intersections; replacing 3,300 water meters with a "smart city" advanced metering infrastructure system; renovations to city hall; 2,500 LED street lights and 125 bike path lights; an electrical co-generation plant at the Wastewater Treatment Plant; numerous building envelope, lighting and HVAC improvements; and others. (Source: City of Marquette, Johnson Controls, Mining Journal, 29 July, 2017) Contact: City of Marquette, www.mqtcty.org; Johnson Controls, Bill Jackson, Pres, Building Efficiency, www.johnsoncontrols.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Johnson Controls, Smart City, Energy Efficiency,
This coming Thursday and Friday, Ecuadorean lawmakers and others from more than 20 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean will meet in Panama for the second Summit of the Parliament Network on Climate Change (RPCC) and Renewable Energies. The event was organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino), headquartered in Panama city, to discuss measures to fulfill the commitments agreed under the Paris Accord. The Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Environment Program, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the International Union for Conservation of Nature are among the organizations expected to attend. (Source: Various Media, telesur, 29 July, 2017)
Editor's note: While Ecuador, with a population of 16.39 million and a gdp of $97.8 billion compared the US with 323.1 million and a gdp of $18.57 trillion, can apparently afford the Paris Accord Uncle Sam can't, according to Pres. Donald Trump, and had to drop out.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Accord, Paris Climate Agreement, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
The Alliance suggests the UK reconsider the hard line on the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which governs the shared energy and climate rules across the EU and countries in the wider Energy Community.
It also suggests that an "association agreement"
to maintain barrier-free energy related trade. The Green Alliance also urges the UK to stay aligned with EU product standards and environmental principles as a significant divergence from these could undermine UK competitiveness and the ability to trade in low carbon goods and services, as well as weakening health and environmental safeguards.
(Source: Green Alliance, July, 2017) Contact: Green Alliance, +44 20 7233 7433, www.green-alliance.org.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Alliance, UK Green Alliance,
"We have more natural resources under our feet than any other country. I don't want to say oh, okay, we won't use it." -- Pres. Donald Trump (Source: The Hill, 13 July, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fracking, Donald Trump,
With major destination ski resorts in Australia, British Columbia, California, Utah, Vermont and Colorado, Vail Resorts is large enough to influence environmental change. To that end, Vail
plans to create new renewable energy power plants to feed its network of resorts by 2030. It also aims to convince resort industry suppliers and vendors to reduce environmentally harmful packaging and use compostable products to divert waste from landfills by 2030.
Additionally, Vail Resorts is joining the RE100, a group of global companies committed to using 100 pct renewable energy. (Source: Vail Resorts, Denver Post, 25 July, 2017) Contact: Vail Resorts, Rob Katz, CEO, (3030 404-1800, www.vailresorts.com; RE100, www.there100.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emisions, Carbon Footprint, Renewable Energy, RE100,
The proposed plan would also create opportunities and jobs in new technologies such as smart appliances, smart meters and other improvements to manage the energy system.
The plan also recognizes the role that energy storage can play in a smart energy grid and the opportunities presented by falling costs of battery technologies designed to store surplus energy.
The full implementation of the plan to move to a smarter energy system alongside other changes could help save as much as £40 in energy costs over the next few decades, according to research conducted for BEIS by Imperial College and the Carbon Trust. (Source: Ofgem, Various Media, 26 July, 2017) Contact: UK Business and Energy Secretary, Rt. Hon. Greg Clark, www.gov.uk/government/people/greg-clark; Ofgem, Chris Lock, +44 0207 901 7225, www.ofgem.gov.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News SMart Energy, Energy Storage, Ofgem,
Published ahead of this months G20 Summit, the IEA/IRENA study explores the investments needed for an energy sector transition that would be consistent objective of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The two agencies note that investments in financing the clean energy transition would yield important co-benefits and that a transformation of the energy system in line with the 2 degree C goal is "technically possible but will require significant policy reforms, carbon pricing and additional technological innovation." The study also addresses policy interventions such as power market reform; significantly increased levels of investment in energy supply and end-use sectors; low-carbon fossil fuel technologies; steady, long-term price signals; near-term scaled-up budgets for technological innovation; and stronger price signals from phasing out fossil fuel subsidies and carbon pricing.
Download the Pespectives for the Energy Transition -- Investment Needs for a
Low-Carbon Energy System Report
HERE. (Source: IRENA, IISD, 25 July, 2017)Contact: IRENA, +91 2 417 9000, www.irena.org;
International Energy Agency, Dr. Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Low-Carbon Energy, Renewable Energy, International Energy Agency, IRENA,
The IEEA is funded by the Energy Innovation Programme, led by BEIS, and will be delivered by the Carbon Trust with support from engineering firm Jacobs and infrastructure specialist AMEC Foster Wheeler. Funding, which will range from £150,000 tp £1 million will support demonstration projects across the UK, is anticipated to unlock a further £11 million of private sector investments. (Source: Carbon Trust, British Palstics and Rubber, 25 July, 2017) Contact: Carbon Trust, Andrew Lever, Director of Innovation, Al-Karim Govindji, Senior Manager of Innovation, Nils Lehmann, Project Manager, +44 (0) 207 832 4773, www.carbontrust.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Trust, Energy Efficiency,
Tri-State LED, who was selected as a program contractor within Eversource's Small Business Energy Advantage Program (SBEA), in late 2016, secured incentives and zero-interest financing through the SBEA program to reduce the project's payback time. The SBEA program is designed to help Connecticut small businesses reduce energy costs through the identification, education and selection of cost-effective, energy efficient turnkey solutions.
(Source: Tri-State LED, PR, 25 July, 2017) Contact: Tr-State LED, www.tristateled.com;
Eversource Small Business Energy Advantage Program, www.energizect.com/your-business/solutions-list/Small-Business-Energy-Advantage
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light, Energy Efficiency, Eversource,
According to the Napa Valley Register, each of the two plants would cost approximately $12.6 million to construct. Power from the facilities would be sold to the utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). The plants will generate around 15,000 megawatt-hours per year for approximately 2,200 households.
(Source: Napa Recycling and Waste Services, Napa Valley Register, CDR, 26 July, 2017)Contact:
Napa Recycling and Waste Services, (707) 256-3500, www.naparecycling.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Biomass,
CCAC says the lack of a framework to prioritize policies, including a switch away from the private car, and an "absence of decisions" in the recently launched National Mitigation Plan is contributing to the problem.
The CCAC report also says
"It is urgent that effective additional policies are implemented to place the economy on an environmentally sustainable pathway to a low-carbon Ireland in 2050."
It also notes that while the National Mitigation Plan identified a range of options, "the introduction of, and commitment to new, cost-effective emission reduction policies and measures is essential."
It also recommends the removal of ongoing subsidies for power production from peat which, when co-fired co-firing with with 30pc biomass and 70pc peat, produce more emissions than coal.
(Source: Irish News, 27 July, 2017)
Contact: Climate Change Advisory Council , Professor John Fitzgerald, Chairperson, www.climatecouncil.ie
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
Wentworth, South Dakota-based South Dakota Ethanol recently pledged to partner with Ringneck Energy on the project. (Source: KCCR, 26 July, 2017) Contact: Ringneck Energy, Walt Wendland, Pres., CEO, (605) 258-2900, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ringneckenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ringneck Energy, Ethanol, Corn Ethanol,
Biomethane is a low-carbon transport fuel produced by anaerobic digestion (AD), a natural process that breaks down organic wastes and purpose-grown crops to create a biogas that can be upgraded to create a methane-based fuel. The UK AD industry currently has sufficient capacity to produce enough biomethane to power the UK's entire bus fleet, and the use of biomethane for buses and HGVs has increased in recent years in response to concerns over the cost of fossil-fuel-based fuels and their negative impact on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions..
"The use of biomethane derived from well-managed feedstocks as vehicular fuel can help to reduce the scandalous levels of air pollution we see in towns and cities across the UK, costing thousands of lives each year", according to ADBA CEO Charlotte Morton. "Long-term support for AD is crucial for reducing emissions from the difficult-to-decarbonise transport sector and for improving air quality in our cities and towns to save lives," Morton added. (Source: Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), July, 2017) Contact: ADBA, Charlotte Morton, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3176 0503, http://adbioresources.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association, Anaerobic Digestion, Biomethane ,
The program, which is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union (EU), includes upgrading approximately 30,000 street lights nationwide to energy efficient LEDs, greater energy efficiency measures and an increased reliance on renewable energy sources for the island's power needs.
The government aims to reduce the Bds$800 million ($400 million US) fuel import bill , 50 pct of which is used for power generation. It also aims to promote the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources and to allow independent power producers to supply electricity in addition to the Barbados Light and Power Company (BL&P). (Source: Gov. of Barbados, IPS, 27 July, 2017) Contact: Barbados Light & Power, Roger Blackman, www.blpc.com.bb
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, LED Street Light, Barbados,
Sebigas, which has built more than 60 biogas plants since 2008, believes the results from its tests could be used to boost take-up of this growing feedstock in Italy, where beer consumption and the growth of micro-breweries is on the rise.
SEBIGAS specializes in the design, manufacture, maintenance and management of biogas plants worldwide. The first brewery biogas plant was opened in 2010 in England.
(Source: Sebigas, ENDS Waste & Bioenergy, 25 July, 2017)Contact: Sebigas, +39 0331-1817711, +39 0331-1817644, www.sebigas.it
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The Governor also awarded Chesterfield County with the Governor's Green Fleet Award for its leadership in the alternative fuels transition by implementing 50 vehicles and five advanced fueling stations that allow state and local vehicles to visit and refuel.
In 2014, Governor McAuliffe unveiled the Virginia Energy Plan committing to accelerating the development of advanced vehicle technology and the use of alternative fuels for vehicles in the Commonwealth as well as advancing the existing 2012 Commonwealth Alternative Fuel Program. (Source: Office of the Governor of Virginia, PR, 26 July, 2017)Contact: Governor Terry McAuliffe, https://governor.virginia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alternative Fuel, CNG, Biofuel, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Electric Vehicles,
PG&E supported AB 398 and
Assembly Bill 617 which addresses local air quality concerns in affected communities. Both global greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutants are important public health and policy issues that must be addressed. PG&E believes both bills target these problems with focused policy solutions, according to a PG&E release.
(Source: PG&E, PR, 25 July, 2017) Contact:
Lynsey Paulo, (415)-973-5930 , www.pge.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pacific Gas and Electric , California Cap-and-TradeCalifornia Cap-and-Trade,
The deal represents Alfanar's first renewable energy project in India and its first contract with Suzlon.
Suzlon will execute the entire wind farm on a turnkey basis, including operations and maintenance services. The project is expected to be completed and commissioned by March, 2018. (Source: Suzlon, 25 July, 2017) Contact: Suzlon Group, J.P. Chalasani, CEO, +91 20 670 22000, email@example.com, www.suzlon.com; Alfanar Energy, www.alfanar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Suzlon, Wind,
NREA also reports it has arranged a €115 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance the wind farm project which is expected to get underway in 2018.
The Egyptian government plans to generate 20 pct of the country's electricity from renewabltoe sources by 2020.
(Source: New and Renewable Energy Authority , DN Egypt, 25 July, 2017) Contact: Egypt New and Renewable Energy Authority, +20 0 22725891, www.nrea.gov.eg; EIB, www.eib.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Offshore Wind, European Investment Bank,
UPC Renewables develops, finances, constructs, owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation assets on a global scale. Along with its partners, UPC Renewables has developed and operated renewable energy projects in Italy, USA, Canada, China and the Philippines. (Source: AC Energy, Business World, 25 July, 2017)
Contact: AC Energy, John Eric T. Francia, Pres., CEO, www.ayala-energyinfra.com; UPC Renewables , +63 2 576 7961, (305) 416-6101 -- US Office,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ayala Corp., AC Energy, UPC Renewables ,
Ventolines' wind project services include development, contracting, financing, construction and operations. The company provided construction management and electrical and quality advisory services to Deepwater Wind's Block Island offshore Wind Farm, and others.
Anne De Groot, CEO of Ventolines, New Energy, including onshore and offshore wind, is one of the top strategic growth areas for Advisian, the company highlighted, adding that because of the rapidly growing opportunities in the sector, this partnership is complementary with regards to each party’s specific skill sets. (Source: Advisian, offshoreWIND.biz, 25 July, 2017) Contact: Advisian, Neil Mackintosh, Exec. VP, www.advisian.com/newenergyfuture;
Ventolines NL, Anne De Groot, CEO, www.ventolines.nl/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Advisian Power & New Energy,
Additionally, HB 589 establishes competitive bidding for most utility-scale solar projects in the state and increases the state's solar energy capacity to 6,800 MW by 2022. It is also expected to save the state's ratepayers an estimated $849 million over the next decade.
(Source: NC PNS, Charlotte Bus. Journal, Others, 27 July, 2017) Contact: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, (919) 814-2000, https://governor.nc.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Solar, NC Wind Moratorium ,
The building's LEED qualifying green features include:
multiple rooftop solar arrays; guaranteed 100 pct renewable energy for individual occupants;
an industry leading PUE rating, highlighting design efficiency for the Houston climate;
an "evaporcool" system for improving mechanical efficiency;
three times the rainwater detention required by code; and other energy efficiency equipment and features.
The facility provides four private data halls and 54 MW of power. (Source: Houston Skybox One Data Center, ProudGreenBuilding, 27 July, 2017)Contact:
Houston Skybox One Data Center, www.skyboxdatacenters.com; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,