The company recently won a 709 MW solar project in Tamil Nadu.
and anticipates a total generating capacity of 1,500 MW by 2018 inceasing to 4,200 MW by 2020. This would include around 3,999 MW of solar power capacity and another 207 MW of wind energy projects.
The company intends to establish 995 MW of solar generation capacity each at Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. The plant in Tamil Nadu is expected to be ready by March 2019 while that in Uttar Pradesh would come online by September 2019. (Source: NLC India Ltd., Economic Times, 12 July, 2017) Contact: NLC India Ltd., www.nlcindia.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NLC India, Renewable Energy, India Renewable Energy,
IBC SOLAR's "Empowering" package involves IBC SOLAR also providing support with an extensive system design, circuit diagrams and parts lists as well as telephone support to help put the system into operation. The "Ensuring" premium package also includes on-site support with a handover report and an optional workshop for service and maintenance work.
IBC SOLAR has been active in the photovoltaic and battery storage sector for more than 35 years and has more than 7,000 installed storage systems of all sizes worldwide. (Source: IBC Solar, PR, 13 July, 2017)
Contact: IBC Solar, Albert Engelbrecht, Director Solutions International, www.ibc-solar-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News IBC SOLAR, Solar, PV, Energy Storage,
SynSel Energy, Inc., is partnering with a U.S.-based financier and Lost Bowl Development, LLC, to develop the $300 million biorefinery at the site of the shuttered Smurfit-Stone Paper Mill in Ontonagon. A second identical $300 million plant will be developed by SynSel in Lumberton, Mississippi.
SynTel Energy has developed, owns and operates biorefineries in the U.S. and Canada..
(Source: SynSel Energy, Daily Globe, 17 July, 2017) (Contact: SynSel Energy, Tim Tawoda, CEO, )630) email@example.com, www.synselenergy.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuel news, Cellulosic Biofuel news,
The Zonguldak Wind Energy project requires at least 65 pct local technology and equipment inputs inputs to establish wind power plants that will have a combined output of 1,000 MW and meet the electric power requirements of 1.2 million households when commissioned in 2023.
The consortium also agreed on long-term cooperation and will cover possible future YEKA projects. (Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, DAILY SABAH , 13 July, 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.html;
Turkerler Energy, www.turkerler.com; Kalyon Construction, www.kalyongrup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Wind, Turkey Wind,
The SunShot program began in 2011 and has a goal of making solar energy cost-competitive with traditional energy by 2020. Through this program, the federal government funds solar research at National Laboratories, the study of solar panel use on federal lands, education on the benefits of solar energy, and solar incentives and subsidies. $25.7 million of the new funding will provide investment funding for 20 startup solar energy companies.
Although the SunShot program is receiving funding now, its future is uncertain. In FY2017, the Department of Energy dedicated $285 million to support SunShot. This was about 45 percent of the total funds earmarked for renewable energy development that year. (Source: US DOE, Inside Sources, Others, 13 July, 2017) Contact: SunShot Initiative, Charlie Gay, Dir., www.eere.energy.gov/sunshot, https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/sunshot-initiative
More Low-Carbon Energy News SunShot Initiative, Solar,
To date, the product has been used as a sealant on approximately 118,000 lane miles in Minnesota. Approximately 100 bushels of soybeans are required to manufacture a single lane mile of coverage. RePLAY not only extends the life of asphalt surfaces, but cuts down on labor costs, reduces road closures during application, and eliminates the harmful fumes of petroleum products used for road maintenance.
The research development of RePLAY was funded with farmer checkoff dollars, invested to identify markets and uses for Minnesota soybeans. Minnesota farmers produce more than 3 billion bpy of soybeans a portion of which is used to produce more than 70 million gpy of biodiesel fuel.
(Source: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, PR, 17 July, 2017) Contact: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Mike Youngerberg, www.mnsoybean.org; , BioSpan Technologies, Inc., (636) 583-7974, biospantech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Soybean, Biodiesel, Cassava Bioethanol,
The $1 billion energy storage project will assist in grid management and deliver 500MW of mid-merit and peak energy to the Philippine power market. The project is slated to begin construction by the end of 2017 for commissioning in early 2022. (Source: OPVI, Renewables News, 14 July, 2017) Contact: Equis Energy, http://equisenergy.com; Power Construction Corporation of China, en.powerchina.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pumped Energy Storage,
According to the Motley Fool, NRG is "taking all of its forward-thinking assets with growth opportunities, from wind and solar to EV charging stations, and abandoning them to focus on aging energy assets is a
"strategy built for disaster."
(Source: NRG, Motley Fool 15 July, 2017) Contact: NRG Energy Inc., (609) 524-4500, www.nrgenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NRG Energy , Renewable Energy, Coal,
The EIA data included 89 operating manufacturers of densified biomass fuel that purchased 810,000 tons of raw biomass feedstock, produced 480,000 tons of densified fuel, and sold 460,000 tons of densified biofuel fuel. Heating pellets accounted for 85,170 tons of production, while utility pellets accounted for 397,456 tons.
Domestically, respondents reported that sales of densified biomass fuel reached 69,290 tons in April, averaging $146.61 per ton. An additional 387,542 tons were exported, averaging $127.98 per ton. (Source: US EIA, 10 July, 2017) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, US EIA, densified biomass,
The Benson facility, the first power plant in the U.S. designed to burn poultry litter as its main source of fuel, generates 55 MW of electric power from a combination of turkey manure and wood chips. All of the energy is purchased by Xcel Energy. The plant, which was developed by Fibrowatt LLC, part of the Homeland Renewable Energy Group, went into production in 2007.
Xcel Energy has made four other filings with the PUC related to ending the state's biomass mandate requiring it to purchase power produced from wood chips, turkey litter and other biomass.
(Source: Xcel Energy, Swift County Monitor-News, Others, July 14, 2017) Contact: Benson Energy, (320) 843-9013; Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fibrominn, Turkey Litter, Woody Biomass, Xcel Energy, Benson Power,
Work could begin on site as early as this fall, with construction completed by December of 2018 in time for production to start up in early 2019.
The site is expected to include a sawmill, dry kilns and a planer mill, moulder mill, and CNC facilities (computer numerical control) in addition to ancillary buildings in support of the main processing plants.(Source: International Wood Industries, North Bay Nugget, 13 July, 2017) Contact: International Wood Industries,
Gary Medwid, Pres., (209) 632-3300, www.iwiproducts.com
The PowerTag, which can be installed on any type of building, provides real-time measurements of currents, voltages, power, power factor and energy.
Data from the PowerTag can be wirelessly sent to a concentrator and displayed via a webpage, or to other energy management and building management systems. Customized mail alerts can also be set up to enable remote monitoring. (Source: Schneider Electric, Channel News, 14 July, 2017) Contact: Schneider Electric, www.enable.schneider-electric.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric, Energy Management, Energy Monitoring,
PACE funding enables property owners to pay for property energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy installations by borrowing money through government loans or bonds.
The 100,000 sq-ft, $20 million long-term care facility, which is currently under construction, will incorporate both solar pv and solar thermal energy, LED lighting, high efficiency HVAC systems, and increased insulation as part of a $3.1 million energy efficiency features. Financing for the Livingston project will be provided through the Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority and the Dayton Regional Energy Special Improvement District, Inc.
Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs. (Source: Energy Optimizers USA, PR, 12 July, 2017) Contact: Energy Optimizers USA, Greg Smith, CEO, (937) 877-1919, http://energyoptusa.com;
PACE, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pacenow.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Optimizers, PACE Funding, Property Assessed Clean Energy ,
Georgia Tech earned the rebate by completing various energy efficiency upgrades including upgrading central water chillers, replacing existing motors with high efficiency inverter rated motors and conversions of condenser water pumps, and others. The upgrades are expected to save Georgia Tech more than 16 million kWh annually.
Georgia Power has awarded more than $44 million in rebates through the Commercial Energy Efficiency program since the program's inception in 2011. (Source: Georgia Power, PR, Various Media, 14 July, 2017) Contact: Georgia Power, www.georgiapower.com/commercialsavings
More Low-Carbon Energy News Georgia Power, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebate,
The RGGI market-based cap-and-trade program sets limits on CO2 emissions in the nine RGGI member states -- Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. RGGI member state power generators can buy and sell emission allowances under the program which can give a financial boost to cleaner renewable energy sources.
RGGI notes that since its 2009 inception, carbon pollution is down 40 pct, electricity prices are down 3 pct, and RGGI member state economies have grown by 25 pct, none of which is directly or solely attributable to RGGI.
(Source: MPR, RGGI, 17 July., 2017) Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, RGGI, Carbon Emissions, CO2, Cap-and-Trade,
Christie withdrew his state from RGGI in 2011 on the grounds that it was ineffective and a tax on utility customers. Since then, he has blocked and discouraged all legislative efforts to rejoin RGGI.
When it was a RGGI member, New Jersey received over $100 million from the program, much of which was diverted to prop-up the state budget or fund other programs.
(Source: NJ Spotlight, Others, 13 JUly, 2017) Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.orgy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Chis Christie, RGGI, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
According to the study, the newest generation commercial vehicles have saved 4.2 billion gallons of diesel fuel and reduced 43 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), 21 million tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 1.2 million tons of particulate matter.
Since 2011, U.S. diesel trucks were required to meet NOx emissions of no more than 0.2 grams per brake horse-power hour. This is in addition to particulate emissions levels of no more than 0.01 grams per brake horse-power hour set in 2007.
(Source: Diesel Technology Forum, American Shipper, 14 July, 2017) Contact: Diesel Technology Forum, Allen Schaeffer, Exec. Dir., (301) 668-7230, email@example.com www.dieselforum.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2 Emissions, Diesel Technology Forum, nitrogen oxides,
Subscriptions to the program will be available without a credit check, long-term commitment or up-front payments.
The program will include a free home energy audit to identify and install low-cost energy efficiency measures and provide energy conservation tips. Pending approvals, the program is expected to launch in 2018. (Source: Xcel Energy, EL&P, Others, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy-Minnesota, www.xcelenergy.com; Energy CENTS Coalition, (651) 774-9010, www.energycents.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar Garden, Community Solar, Energy Efficiency,
According to the report, there was a 12 pct fall in global energy investment in 2016, but equally significant is the fact that clean energy spending claimed a record 43 pct share of all expenditures.
The IEA calculates that $1.7 trillion was invested in the global energy sectors in 2016 -- 2.2 pct of global GDP. Spending on the electricity sector outstripped investment in gas, oil and coal supply for the first time ever – marking a notable tilt away from traditional thermal energies towards renewables and nuclear.
The U.S., meanwhile, accounted for 16 pct of global energy spending despite registering a sharp decline in oil and gas investment. With China, India and the U.S. cutting back on thermal power investment, carbon emissions stagnated in 2016 for the third year in a row, the IEA report found.
(Source: IEA, 11 July, 2017)Contact: International Energy Agency, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Energy Agency, Renewable Energy, Clean Energy,
InnoEnergy backed projects typically have an overall cost of €500,000 to €50 million of which InnoEnergy funds from 20 - 80 pct with an average of 61 pct.
InnoEnergy has supported over 90 renewables and other energy related projects totaling €170.5 million since 2011.
(Source: InnoEnergy, PV Mag. 11 July, 2017) Contact: InnoEnergy, Diego Pavia, CEO, www.innoenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News InnoEnergy, Renewable Energy,
Schneider Electric, which performed a facility energy audit and recommended: extensive interior and exterior LED lighting upgrades; heat pump replacements, and others.
The project received a $1.1 million grant fund California's Proposition 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act which provides approximately $550 million "to improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation in schools." according to information on the Prop 39 page. An additional $2.7 million was provided by the Santa Paula district via an energy savings contract that offsets the cost of the upgrades with future operational and utility cost savings. (Source: T.H.E. Journal, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Santa Paula United School District, www.santapaulaunified.org;
Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Schneider Electric,
The project intellectual property will be owned on a 50/50 basis with the university and the Company. The project is funded over a two-year period by the Company contributing $10,000.00 per year and an NSERC grant for $100,000.00. The Company also provides "in kind" services and materials to the project.
(Source: Saint Jean Carbon Inc., NASDAQ, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Saint Jean Carbon,
Paul Ogilvie, CEO and Director, (905) 844-1200,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Saint Jean Carbon , Energy Storage,
"We remain collectively committed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through, among others, increased innovation on sustainable and clean energies and energy efficiency, and work towards low greenhouse-gas emission energy systems.
"We take note of the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the Paris (Climate) Agreement. The United States of America announced it will immediately cease the implementation of its current nationally-determined contribution and affirms its strong commitment to an approach that lowers emissions while supporting economic growth and improving energy security needs.
"We reiterate the importance of fulfilling the UNFCCC commitment by developed countries in providing means of implementation including financial resources to assist developing countries with respect to both mitigation and adaptation actions in line with Paris outcomes and note the OECD's report Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth.
"We reaffirm our strong commitment to the Paris Agreement, moving swiftly towards its full implementation in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances and, to this end, we agree to the G20 Hamburg Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth."
Of all the buildings surveyed, 10.3 pct have ENERGY Star labels while 4.7 pct are LEED certified.
Chicago is at the head of the list in this year's survey of green office buildings with 66 percent of its office space having green certifications. The index shows Atlanta in third place with 55.1 pct green office buildings followed by Houston in fourth with 53.2 pct and Minneapolis/St. Paul in fifth with 50.9 pct follwed by Los Angeles, Denver, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Manhattan NYC.
Access the 2017 National Green Building Adoption Index HERE. (Source: CBRE, Curbed Atlanta, 10 July, 2017) Contact:
Maastricht University, www.maastrichtuniversity.nl; CBRE, www.cbre.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CBRE, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, LEED Certification, ENERGY Star,
SinBerBEST is a research entity under the National Research Foundation (NRF) CREATE Programme. It is hosted by the University of California Berkeley (UCB), with National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as main partners. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Since its launch in 2009, ZEB has delivered a net zero energy performance for seven continuous years, producing more energy than it consumes with a net surplus of between 7- 9 pct achieved on a yearly basis. The energy efficiency of ZEB will be enhanced to achieve a further 20 pct improvement over the current level and achieve an overall energy surplus of at least 40 pct with the upgrading of the existing solar PV system and savings from the smart technologies including: high-performance dimmable lighting fixtures and controls; demand controlled ventilation; plug loads management system; double skin building facade; wifi-based occupancy monitoring system and various and others.
(Source: Singapore Building and Construction Authority , 11 July, 2017)
Contact: Singapore Building and Construction Authority, Hugh Lim, CEO, +65 6534 0219, www.bca.gov.sg
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Since 2006, the company has cut its GHG footprint by approximately 37 pct -- an amount equivalent to powering 5,218 homes for one year, according to the EPA.
(Source: CA Technologies, BusinessWire, SYS-CON 11 July, 2017) Contact: CA Technologies, Erica Christensen, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, www.ca.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CA Technologies, GHGs, Carbon Emissions, Greenhouse Gas,
SynTech's BioMax advanced thermal conversion of biomass and other waste materials systems are modular and scalable for electrical output from 165 kW up to 1 MW. They can be powered by a variety of biomass and waste materials, such as wood chips, nut shells, and fruit pits. The systems are fully automated, can be operated and controlled remotely, and neither use nor produce water.
In addition to BioMax, SynTech's technologies include FluiMax, a fluidized bed gasification system suitable for larger applications and processing a wider range of waste materials, and LiquiMax, a proprietary Fischer-Tropsch gas-to-liquids technology for producing liquid fuels from natural gas and waste-derived gases. (Source: SynTech Bioenergy, PR, 10 July, 2017)Contact: SynTech Bioenergy LLC, Jason Erickson, (360) 869-6766, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.syntechbioenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SynTech Bioenergy, Biomass,
Hickenlooper said the state will increase its renewable energy usage goals and cut greenhouse gas emissions by one-fourth while keeping energy affordable or even cutting the cost by increasing building energy efficiency and eliminating the need for additional power generation stations.(Source: AP, SF Chronicle, Various Media, 11 July, 2017)
Contact: Office of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, www.colorado.gov/governor
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, U.S. Climate Alliance, Paris Climate Agreement,
Vivaldi Springtime is a "Qualified Facility" under U.S. law.
Construction is expected to get underway this year with commercial operations slated for mid 2018. (Source: Pattern, PNE Wind, 12 July, 2017) Contact: PNE Wind USA, Ron Flax-Davidson, Chairman & CEO, www.pnewindusa.com;
Windkraft Nord USA, www.wkn-ag.de/en; Pattern Energy, Pattern Development, Mike Garland , CEO, Pres., Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, email@example.com, www.patternenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Pattern Development,
The Siemens/AES announcement follows AES' deal to build a 100MW/400MWh battery system in Southern California, which would be tied to a new, 1,284 MW combined-cycle natural gas generator which is expected to be online by 2020. The storage is expected to be online by 2021. (Source: Siemens, AES Corp., ARS Technica, 11 July, 2017) Contact: AES Corporation, www.aes.com; Siemens, http://w3.siemens.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens, AES Corporation, Utility-Scale Battery, Energy Storgae,
The plant, which is expected to have a 500 KW manufacturing capacity expandable to 1.5 GW,
is the company's first new blade manufacturing site since it was acquired by GE Renewable Energy earlier this year. (Source: LM Wind Power, PR, PEI, 11 July, 2017)Contact: LM Wind Power, Alexis Crama, V.P. Offshore, Marc de Jong, CEO, +45 79 84 00 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lmwindpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind Power, Wind Blade,
According to POET official Matt Merritt, that level will curtail any progress for the advanced biofuel industry. Merritt
said the EPA needs to give advanced biofuel investors certainty going forward and the best way to do that is through aggressive volume levels.
Merritt says POET will be submitting comments on the 2018 RFS volume level proposal and asking for increased numbers in the final rule,
according to WNAX (Source: POET, WNAX, 12 July, 2017)
Contact: POET, Matt Merritt, (316) 303-1380, www.ethanolproducts.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News POET, RFS, Cellulosic Ethanol,
The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy accelerates research and development of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and innovative solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security and economic vitality, while preserving our natural resources. The Bioenergy Technologies Office contributes to EERE's mission by working with industry, academia, and national laboratory partners on a balanced portfolio of research in algal biofuels technologies. (Source: US DOE, 11 July, 2017) Contact: DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, https://energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy; Bioenergy Technologies Office , https://energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office;
Lumen Bioscience Inc., www.lumenbioscience.com; Sapphire Energy Inc., www.sapphireenergy.com; Global Algae Innovations, www.globalgae.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algal Biofuels, Algae, Biofuel, Sapphire Energy, Lumen Bioscience ,
"Methane is a biofuel commonly used in electricity generation and is produced by fermenting organic material. The process can traditionally take anywhere from weeks to months to complete, but with my collaborators from Europe and Australia we've discovered a new biomass pre-treatment technique that can cut that production time nearly in half," Prof. Eskicioglu claims.
Starting with materials commonly found in agricultural or forestry waste -- including wheat straw, corn husks and Douglas fir bark -- Eskicioglu compared traditional fermentation processes with their new technique and found that Douglas fir bark in particular could produce methane 172 pct faster than before, Eskicioglu says.
The new process pre-treats the initial organic material with carbon dioxide at high temperatures and pressures in water before the whole mixture is fermented. The new pre-treatment process uses equipment and materials that are already widely available at an industrial scale, so retrofitting existing bioreactors or building new miniaturized ones could be done cheaply and easily.
In addition to producing biogas faster and cheaper, Eskicioglu says her new technique may also make methane production safer, Eskicioglu explains.
(Source: University of British Columbia Okanagan , Public Relase,
Contact: UBC Okanagan School of Engineering. Assoc. Prof., Cigdem Eskicioglu, Nathan Skolski
Associate Director, Public Affairs , (250) 807-9926 , email@example.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Bioreactor,
The project's concrete gravity based foundations (GBFs) and are being installed using a new "float and submerge" method -- the first time this method has been used for offshore wind turbines. Designed and built by Royal BAM Group in the Neptune dry dock on the River Tyne, the 15,000 tonne GBFs are being floated into position at sea and submerged onto the seabed to provide the support structures that act as the foundations for the installation of the wind turbines.
The Blyth Offshore Demonstrator project will utilize five MHI Vestas V164 , 8.3 MW turbines and is being built by EDF Energy Renewables, a 50-50 UK joint venture between EDF Energies Nouvelles and EDF Energy. (Source: EDF Renewables, BAM Nutall , BDaily, 11 July, 2017) Contact: BAM Nutall, +44 (0)1276 63484, firstname.lastname@example.org,
EDF Energy Renewables , Matthieu Hue, CEO, www.edf-er.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energy Renewables, Wind, Offshore Wind,
The standard is set to help those who fund life-changing climate and development projects around the world -- including corporates, impact investors and government bodies -- measure the full range of benefits they have contributed to and report credible, verified impacts to their customers and other stakeholders. It is also anticipated that the best practice standard will protect businesses against accusations of "green-washing" as well as open up new avenues of funding for large-scale programmes, like green infrastructure and sustainable supply chain interventions around the world.
Gold Standard sets the best practice benchmark for climate projects, ensuring the highest levels of environmental integrity and sustainable development in carbon markets. To accelerate progress toward the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, Gold Standard will now certify a range of independently-verified SDG Impacts in addition to its flagship carbon credits. (Source: Gold Standard, PR, 10 July, 2017) Contact: Gold Standard, Marion Verles, CEO
+41 22 788 7080, www.goldstandard.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Credits, Gold Standard, Climate Change Mitigation,
As we reported on 27 March, Vega Biofuels has entered into a five year Reseller Agreement to provide its Biochar product to legal cannabis growers in Alaska where individual residents are allowed to grow cannabis plants in their homes. The new "Big Bucket of Char" is aimed at those and other small growers.
Biochar is an absorbent charcoal-type product primarily used as a soil enhancement for the agricultural industry to significantly increase crop yields. (Source: Vega Biofuels, PR, 13 July, 2017) Contact: Vega Biofuels,
(800) 481-0186, email@example.com, www.vegabiofuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vega Biofuels, Biochar,
The bill would remove the Section 45Q tax credit, a cap on the amount of captured carbon that can qualify for the tax credit, and increase the federal reimbursement for carbon capture storage and re-utilization.
The government currently offers a $20 per ton metric tax credit for carbon stored underground, and a $10 credit per metric ton for carbon captured and used for enhanced oil recovery. The legislation would increase the credits to $50 and $35 per ton, respectively.
Morning Consult, Other Media, 12 July, 2017)Contact: North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, www.heitkamp.senate.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture, CCS, EnhancedOil Recovery, COs, Carbon Emissions,
Biodiesel is primarily made from Indiana's second largest cash crop, soybean oil.
(Source: HoosierAg, CountryMark, WFIE, 12 July, 2017) Contact: CountryMark Charlie Smith, Pres., (812) 759-9440, www.countrymark.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CountryMark, Soybean Oil, Biodiesel,
Presently, the largest operating solar project in the Southern Hemisphere is the 104-MW Nyngan Solar Plant in western NSW. (Source: Photon Energy, ABC, 7 July, 2017) Contact: Photon Energy, Michael Gartner, Dir.,
Georg Hotar, CEO, +31 202 402 570, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://en.photonenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Photon Energy , Solar,
. Accredited institutions help the GCF deploy funds to developing countries by assisting national institutions develop proposals and receiving funds from the GCF on their behalf. As of March, 2016, the GCF had accredited 22 entities including Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Credit Agricole and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi (BTMU).
In terms of its mandate, the GCF aims for a 50-50 funding balance between adaptation and mitigation.
(Source: Green Climate Fund, Climate Homes, 10 July, 2017) Contact: UN Green Climate Fund, +82 32 458 6059, email@example.com, www.greenclimate.fund
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Climate Fund,
The plan is designed to tackle the effects of global warming on the island's Marine and Coastal Zone Ecosystem. The document gives an overview of the causes and threats posed by global warming, parameters for monitoring and recording those threats and possible mitigating suggestions to the effects caused by climate change to the coastal and marine environment, which are most vulnerable to the affects of climate change.
For St. Maarten, climate change has been projected to bring with it serious consequences, particularly pertaining to sea-level rise, ocean acidification, invasive species and coral bleaching. It is estimated that with just five metres of sea-level rise various districts on the island including Great Bay, Simpson Bay and Cole Bay will be submerged.
(Source: St. Maarten Nature Foundation, Daily Herald, 11 July, 2017)Contact: St. Maarten Nature Foundation, Tadzio Bervoets, Managing Director, +1721-544-4267, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nature Foundation, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change,
ICCG's standardized ranking, which measures efficiency per capita based on the number of researchers in the institution, and assesses performance based on 15 indicators in terms of activities, publications and dissemination.
CIFOR's research in 2016 addressed the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement's focus on climate change, energy and low-carbon development worldwide.
The ICCG is a joint initiative of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. (Source: Center for International Forestry Research, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Center for International Forestry Research , www.cifor.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Forestry Research, Climate Change, Paris Climate Accord,
EESL, has enjoyed a 19-fold increase in revenue over the past two years and is now preparing to close on a Rs 30,000 crore investment over the next three to four years. Of that sum, Rs 5,000 crore is being earmarked for solar energy. (Source: EESL, Business Standard, 10 July, 2017) Contact: Energy Efficiency Services India, Saurabh Kumar , Managing Dir., www.eeslindia.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency Services, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy ,