Gardner took over the project when Solexus, which is still part of the project, ran into permitting and financing delays and problems.
(Source: Gardner Capital, Industry Dive, 23 June, 2017) Contact: Gardner Capital, (314) 561-5900, www.gardnercapital.com/development
More Low-Carbon Energy News Gardner Capital, Solexus, Solar,
The legislation directs the Public Service Commission to develop an energy storage deployment program and a storage procurement target for 2030. The legislation aims to ensure that energy storage is among the options that New York regulators and utilities use to increase grid resiliency and integrate more renewable and distributed resources into the grid.
(Source: Various Media, Smart Grid Observer, 23 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,
Powervault's cloud-connected home energy storage system stores electricity from solar panels or the grid, and releases this stored energy at peak times. According to the company, the system can lower electric power bills by up to 20 pct.
Within the next twelve months the company plans to launch a new product with second life batteries, larger inverter and energy utility revenues delivering a gross IRR of 15 pct and secure project financing to start a roll out of storage as a service. (Source: Powervault,CrowdFund Insider, 23 June, 2017)Contact: Powervault, Joe Warren, Managing Director, +44 (0) 20 3603 0230, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.powervault.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Powervault, Energy Storage,
The $46 million loan comes out of a special fund distributed through the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority, which was established by the Legislature in 2013 to provide financing for clean energy technology.
(Source: Honolulu Civil Beat, 23 June, 2017)
Contact: Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority, (800) 587-3868, email@example.com, http://gems.hawaii.gov; Green INfrastructure Authority, gems.hawaii.gov; Hawaiian Department of Education, www.hawaiipublicschools.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority,
The Climate Leadership Council is an international collaboration to promote a carbon dividends framework as an effective, equitable and politically viable climate solution. Schneider Electric joins a broad coalition of top companies and NGOs, including 11 of the largest companies in the world, as well as former U.S. Secretaries of State, Treasury and Energy, to advance a consensus climate solution that bridges partisan divides, strengthens the economy and protects the environment.
The carbon dividends plan is based on: a gradually rising and revenue-neutral carbon tax; monthly carbon dividend payments to all Americans, funded by 100 pct of the revenue; the rollback of carbon regulations that are no longer necessary; and border carbon adjustments to level the playing field and promote American competitiveness.
The carbon tax is a market-based mechanism to drive emission reductions while the dividend ensures the plan is beneficial for working Americans.
BP, ExxonMobil, GM, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Royal Dutch Shell, Santander Bank, Total, Unilever, Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy are among the Climate Leadership Council founding members. (Source: Schneider Electric, 20 June, 2017) Contact:
Climate Leadership Council, www.clcouncil.org; Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.com
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California's low-carbon fuel standard, part of a 2006 state law intended to reduce air pollution that causes global warming, requires suppliers of transportation fuel sold in California to achieve a 10 pct reduction in the amount of carbon released from their products by 2020
In 2011, the court blocked enforcement of the low-carbon standard, saying it appeared to establish a preference for California-produced biofuels.
(Source: SF Gate, Others, 20 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, Biofuel, EThanol,
The deal will be funded through a combination of existing and new bank debt arrangements and is expected to lift earnings per share by the end of its first full year of operation under Caltex, the company said in a statement.
Gull has been operating in the New Zealand fuel market since 1998 with 77 retail sites in total, including 55 controlled retail sites and 22 supply sites.
Caltex said it will retain Gull's brand, management and employees. (Source: Caltrex Australia, 26 June, 2017)
Contact: Caltrex Australia, www.caltex.com.au; Gull New Zealand, www.gull.nz
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INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO have proposed that the IMO maintain international shipping's annual total CO2 emissions below 2008 levels to reduce CO2 emissions per ton of cargo transported one kilometer by at least 50 pct by 2050, compared to 2008.
The international shipping industry was not included in the Paris Climate Accord although the industry
is responsible for transporting about 90 pct of global trade and 2.2 pct of the world's annual man-made CO2 emissions. (Source: Maritime Exec., Various Others, 22 June, 2017)Contact: International Chamber of Shipping, Esben Poulsson, Chairman, +44 20 7090 1460, www.ics-shipping.org; International Maritime Organization, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Maritime Organization, IMO, Maritime Emissions,
Mass bleaching is caused by rising water temperatures associated with climate change. It only takes a spike of 1-2 degrees C to cause bleaching, and carbon emissions have caused a 1 degree C increase in global surface temperature since pre-industrial times, according to the study. Coral communities typically take 15 to 25 years to recover from mass bleaching.
The assessment was developed with satellite data from the United States National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Coral Reef Watch and received support from Agency Francaise pour la Biodiversite
-- he French Agency for Biodiversity. (Source: UNESCO, 23 June, 2017) Contact: Francaise pour la Biodiversite, www.afbiodiversite.fr; United States National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, www.noaa.gov; UNESCO, en.unesco.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coral Reef, Climate Change, Global Warming,
IBM also notes that between 1990 and 2016, the company conserved 7.2 million MWh of electricity, avoiding 4.4 million metric tons of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to taking 900,000 cars off the road for a year.
(Source: IBM, PR,23 June, 2017) Contact: IBM, Wayne Balta, VP Corporate Environmental Affairs,
Rachel Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org, www,ibm.com
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Blue Lake Power LLC is presently seeking short and long-term supplies of high-quality woody biomass fuel for ongoing operations. Under its operating permit, the plant may burn fuel consisting of untreated wood including sawmill hog fuel, shavings, bark, branches, cull logs, tree tops, off-spec and waste lumber, skids, yard waste, walnut shells, similar woody agricultural waste, shredded lumber, woody materials from hazardous forest areas, etc. When fully operational the facility will burn approximately 175 highway loaded chip vans of fuel per week.
(Source: Blue Lake Power LLC,PR, 25 June, 2017) Contact: Blue Lake Power,
Mike Dedmore, Plant Manager , (707) 362-6175, (707) 668-5631
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Biomass,
The city plans to produce 250,000 gpy of compressed natural gas from 3,410 tpy of food waste from city schools, restaurants, residential garbage which contains 45.7 pct food waste, and other commercial sources.
The wastewater treatment plant also generates 107,000 cubic feet of biogas per day and burns natural gas in boilers to heat digesters needed to break down sewage.
The fuel will be used to power the city’s fleet of nearly two dozen solid waste collection trucks.
(Source: City of Manteca, Manteca Bulletin,, 23 June, 2017) Contact: City of Manteca, Mark Houghton, Public Works Dir., (209) 456-8400, www.ci.manteca.ca.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel news, CNG news, California Energy Commission news,
In 2016, employment in the solar power has increased by 25 per cent, adding 73,000 new jobs to the economy, while wind energy employment witnessed an increase of 32 pct.
Between 2006 and 2016, the net generation from the traditional fossil fuels has declined by 53 pct electric power generation from the natural gas increased by 33 pct, and solar by over 5,000 pct.
The report suggests that 6.4 million Americans now work in the energy industry.
(Source: US DOE, Energy World, 24 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE, Solar, Renewable Energy,
The report examines how 34 different energy measures, most of which rely on various building controls, could affect energy use in commercial buildings such as stores, offices and schools. According to the report, roughly 20 pct of America's total energy use goes toward powering commercial buildings, about 15 pct of which have building automation-control systems which, if properly maintained and used could cut annual commercial building energy use by an average of 29 percent.
The report recommendations include:
Impacts of Commercial Building Controls on Energy Savings and Peak Load Reduction HERE.
(Source: PNNL, MTNV News, 24 June, 2017) Contact: PNNL,
N. Fernandez, (509) 372-6083, www.pnnl.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News PNNL, Energy Efficiency, Energy Monitoring,
The Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) experiment will expose a mature woodland to CO2 levels predicted to be prevalent in 2050. Scientists aim to measure the forest's capacity to capture carbon released by fossil fuel burning, and thus determine the trees capacity to absorb carbon pollution long-term.
With deforestation shrinking the carbon storage capacity of the world's forests, researchers hope that a greater understanding of their role in climate change mitigation could help policymakers make informed decisions.
(Source: University of Birmingham, Citizen Digital, Reuters, 24 June, 2017)Contact: University of Birmingham Institute of Forest Research, Michael Tausz, Co-Director, +44 1785 284624, www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/bifor/index.aspx
More Low-Carbon Energy News Forest Carboon, Carbon Storage, CO2,
In his vetot, Sandoval said he was concerned about passing new energy legislation in light of the state's pending Energy Choice Initiative which, if adopted, could dramatically restructure the state's electric power market.
The Governor tasked his Committee on Energy Choice to study and make recommendations on the ramifications of a higher renewable portfolio standard and the community solar program.
(Source: Office of Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, GTM, 19 June, 2017) Contact: Nev. Gov. Brian Sandoval, gov.nv.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Community Solar, Solar, Nevada Solar, Solar Incentive,
Last November, Vattenfall announced research projects that included analyzing the distribution and movement of different birds, mammals, and fish species, studies in geology, and investigating the effect of offshore wind on the environment. Vattenfall has now shortlisted participants in the €3 million research program that is believed to be the world's largest-scale offshore wind research program.
Readers will no doubt remember now president Donald Trump's war with the EOWDC project in opposition to which he claimed "offshore wind will destroy Scotland" because he thought it would spoil the view from his Aberdeen Bay golf resort that was then under construction. Trump took legal action to kill the EOWDC project but lost on the absurdity of his claim. (Source: Vattenfall, June, 2017)
Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; EOWDC, Aberdeen Renewables, Adam Ezzamel, Project Director, +44 (0) 1224 522104, www.aberdeenrenewables.com/about-areg/activities/european-offshore-wind-deployment-centre-eowdc
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre , Vattenfall, Donald Trump,
ABB has delivered five new WindSTAR transformers to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, to be deployed at the world's first 66 kV offshore wind farm in the UK. The Blyth Offshore Demonstrator (BOD) is a 41.5 megawatt (MW), five-turbine wind farm, located off the coast of Blyth in Northumberland, with the capacity to deliver clean power to 34,000 homes.
As a follow-up order, ABB will supply another 11 such transformers to be deployed in large-scale offshore wind turbines at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. This offshore wind test and demonstration facility, is located about 2.4 km off the coast of Aberdeen Bay, will incorporate a 92.4-MW offshore wind power plant with capacity to meet the annual electricity demand of nearly 80,000 homes. (Source: ABB, PR, 23 June, 2017)Contact: ABB, +44 (0) 43 317 5404, email@example.com, www.abb.com
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To qualify for funding, Green Communities must: provide as-of-right siting in designated locations for renewable and alternative energy generation, research and development, or manufacturing facilities; adopt an expedited application and permit process for as-of-right energy facilities; establish an energy use baseline and develop a plan to reduce energy use by 20 percent within five years; purchase only fuel-efficient vehicles; and adopt the Board of Building Regulations and Standards Stretch Code.
(Source: Town of Westford, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Westford Eagle, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/guidance-technical-assistance/agencies-and-divisions/doer/; Massachusetts Green Communities, www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/green-communities
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ZERO™, which requires no capital expense, no new fuel, and no new hardware to install, automatically calculates CO2 emissions based on current diesel usage, reduces the associated emissions through investments in certified, verified carbon offset projects, and then provides turnkey certified emissions and sustainability reporting that companies can use for supply chain reports, RFPs, cause marketing, and annual reports.
GreenPrint is a technology and service company enabling companies to practice sustainability in a turn-key way. Blending transaction processing software with climate science, the company's patent-pending products reduce emissions on vehicles for municipalities and commercial fleets. Working with over 42,000 corporate clients in 8 languages across 12 countries, GreenPrint reduces emissions on almost 500 million gpy of fuel.
(Source: Mansfield Energy, GreenPrint, 21 June, 2017) Contact: Mansfield Energy, Doug Haugh, President and Chief Strategy Officer , (800) 695-6626, www.mansfield.energy.com, www.zerofuel.com; GreenPrint, http://GreenPrintCorp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mansfield Energy , Carbon Emissions, Carbon Offsets ,
Globally, steel accounts for 5 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than every plane on Earth. However,
California mills tend to be cleaner, by virtue of the state's strict emissions limits , and bills passage would likely result in business for the U.S., and the state's steel industry.
The state will also take into account emissions from transportation, meaning California will likely buy more locally sourced steel, cutting down on pollution from shipping beams, pipes, and rebar long distances.
(Source: Think Progress, Nexus Media, Others, 21 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Footprint ,
KPS' 40-MW power system comprises two kites which have the ability to fly up to a height of 1500 ft. By using tethers, the kites are attached to a winch system that produces electricity as it spools out.
The technology can be deployed both offshore and onshore. Power generation through its kite technology would not need subsidies from governments owing to the system's lower capital and operational costs.
The company plans to develop a 3MW onshore system at the test facility and install a similar sized power system in offshore waters. (Source: Kite Power Systems, EBR, others, 23 June, 2017) Contact: Kite Power Systems, David Ainsworth, Business Dev, +44 141 465 7633, www.kitepowersystems.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Kite Power Systems, Wind,
The incorporation of the PCJ's B5 blend is expected to displace about 97,000 bpy for a savings of approximately J$540 million.
The project is also expected to boost the demand for locally grown castor beans.(Source: Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Jamaica Observer, 21 June, 2017) Contact: Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Winston Watson, GM, (876) 929-5380, www.pcj.com; Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, www.cardi.org; Jamaica Ministry of Agriculture, www.moa.gov.jm
More Low-Carbon Energy News Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Castor Bean, Biofuel, Biodiesel,
The product integrates Smappee's patented NILM (Non Intrusive Load Monitoring) technology with sub-metering clamps to measure real-time energy use from household electronics and appliances energy use.
Ideally suited for homes with solar and other renewable technologies, Smappee Plus acts as an energy traffic controller by directing the energy flow within a user's home to maximize both energy efficiency and clean energy payback, according to the manufacturer.
(Source: Smappee, PR, Builder Mag., 20 June, 2017) Contact: Smappee, (408) 479-3748 -- US Office, info@Smappee.com, www.Smappee.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Monitoring, Energy Management,
The $4.22 million ESPC contract will be financed over a 23-year term.
GreenGen is installing over 6,900 solid state LED technology lamps and fixtures, over 550 kW/yr of solar PV electrical energy production at eight separate locations, more efficient HVAC equipment at select locations, as well as improved controls systems throughout. The solar PV systems are expected to generate over $152,000 of annual electrical savings, the lighting improvements will save $62,000 annually, and the HVAC improvements will generate over $22,000 in electrical and natural gas savings in the first year. (Source: Green Generation Solutions, June, 2017)
Green Generation Solutions, Brad Dockser, CEO, (301) 202-2930, www.greengenerationsolutions.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Generation Solutions, Energy Efficiency,
The report, which conducted a review of all 50 states and their initiatives to support bioscience companies, highlights key examples of state efforts to grow and sustain the bioscience industry. In evaluating initiatives put forth by the states, the report also explores rational behind current legislative efforts and offers a reference guide showing the application of specific legislation in certain states and outcomes.
Download Report HERE, (Source: Biotechnology Innovation Organization, 20 June, 2017) Contact: BIO,
George Goodno, (202) 962-6660, www.bio.org
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Lyon's Battery Storage Market Services Tender will influence the battery storage systems final design.(Source: Lyon Group, 21 June, 2017) Contact: Lyon Group, David Green, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lyoninfrastructure.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lyon Group, Battery, Energy Storage,
The catalyst was synthesized using porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks which allow precise spatial control of the chemical elements.
This new catalyst efficiently produces almost pure methane from CO2. Carbon-monoxide production has been minimized and stability is high under both continuous reaction for several days and after shutdown and exposure to air. Only a small amount of the catalyst is required for high production of methane which increases economic viability. The catalyst also operates at mild temperatures and low pressures.
"The catalyst discovery process involved the synthesis and screening of more than one hundred materials. With the help of CSIRO's rapid catalyst testing facility we were able to test all of them quickly allowing the discovery to be made in a much shorter period of time," said , AIM Future Science Platform Director with CSIRO.(Source: University of Adelaide, 20 June, 2017) Contact: University of Adelaide,
Prof. Christian Doonan, Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials, +61 (0)8 8313 5770, Mobile: +61 (0)468 736 709, email@example.com, www.adelaide.edu.au; CSIRO, Dr. Danielle Kennedyenquiries@csiro.au, www.csiro.au
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The methane rule, which was finalized in the dying days of the Obama administration, mandates that energy companies capture rather than flare methane which is about 25 times more potent at trapping heat than CO2 and make up approximately 9 pct of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to EPA estimates.
(Source: Smart Brief, AP, 21 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Methane Rule, GHG, Greenhouse Gas,
The motion to intervene in the case -- Clean Air Council v. Pruitt-- supports environmental organizations seeking to immediately stop the EPA's administrative stay of a 2016 rule that would prevent the emission of methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and hazardous air pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde from facilities constructed after September 2015.
Along with Vermont, the motion to intervene includes the attorneys general of Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington along with the City of Chicago.
(Source: Vermont AG, Vermont Biz., June 21, 2017)
Contact: Office of Vermont Attorney General, www.atg.state.vt.us
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The organizations will continue to work together to promote:
the beneficial use of biogas, digested materials and biosolids as an economically and environmentally sound energy and waste management solution for communities;
the use of proven technologies that facilitate energy and nutrient recovery;
encourage federal and state legislation that promotes the use of biogas as a renewable energy source; proactive communications and public outreach to continue to build a strong base of support for products made from digested materials; and
continued research and sound science in regards to biosolids management; and the development of state and federal regulations.
(Source: The Water Environment Federation , 20 June, 2017) Contact: American Biogas Council, (202) 640-6595,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.AmericanBiogasCouncil.org; WEF, Eileen O'Neill, Exec. Dir., www.wef.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Biogas Council, Biogas,
According to Velocys CEO David Pummell, the company is moving away from being a Fischer-Tropsch technology-based company to being a renewable fuels company. The Fischer-Tropsch process converts carbon monoxide and hydrogen into liquid hydrocarbons.
(Source: Velocys, PR, Alliance News, Others, 22 June, 2017)
Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 - Houston Office, email@example.com, www.velocys.com
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According to Statkraft CEO Christian Rynning-Toennesen, up to 7 percent of the new fuel could be mixed into diesel fuel and used for any vehicle without modification. The new product will be targeted on
Aviation, maritime shipping and trucking applications.
(Source: Statkraft, Reuters, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Statkraft, Christian Rynning-Toennesen, CEO, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com; Sodra, www.sodra.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft, Woody Biomass, Biofuel, Biodiesel,
In November, 2011, Sundrop identified the Alexandria area property as the home of its first commercial facility producing "green gasoline" from natural gas and wood waste. The facility was expected to cost $450 million and begin production in 2015.
(Source: Sundrop Fuels, Town Talk, 20 June, 2017)
Contact: Sundrop Fuels, (720) 890-6501, www.sundropfuels.com
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The legislation establishes an independent Climate Policy Council and requires an updated action plan every four years.
Sweden, which previously committed to carbon neutrality by 2050, generates 83 pct of its electricity from nuclear energy and hydropower, having met its 2020 target of 50 pct renewable energy eight years ahead of schedule.
The country now plans to cut domestic emissions by at least 85 pct and offset remaining emissions by planting trees or investing in projects abroad. (Source: New Scientist, Futurism, Others, 20 June, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutral,
The increase is part of ongoing energy reforms in Mexico and follows input from stakeholders in the government, private sector, research scientists and social interest groups.
Mexican regulators moved in August 2016 to allow ethanol in local fuel supplies, except in its three largest metropolitan areas -- Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City.
(Source: Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission, AgWired, Other, 19 June, 2017) Contact: Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission, +52 55 5233 1500, firstname.lastname@example.org, cre.gob.mx
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"By 2023, we want to achieve a 96 pct reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions per kilowatt-hour produced compared with 2006. We are very proud to announce today that this target has been approved as being scientifically in line with what we need to do as a company to tackle climate change. With this reassurance, we now know that we are doing our part to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal on climate action as well as the Paris Agreement. That is a big deal to us." -- Filip Engel, Senior Director of Sustainability and Environment, DONG Energy.
More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy,
S.B. 90 is widely seen as a compromise solution to implement a clean energy constitutional amendment approved by 73 pct of Florida voters in August.
According to the not-for-profit Center for Biological Diversity, the Sunshine State's solar industry ranks only 13 in the nation for installed capacity, although it is third in technical solar potential. The Center also notes that Florida is one of the 10 worst states for blocking distributed solar with bad policies.
(Source: Center for Biological Diversity, Various Media, 19 June, 2017) Contact: Center for Biological Diversity, Chad Tudenggongbu, (917) 558-0849, email@example.com, www.biologicaldiversity.org
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Cleanergy's GasBox waste-to-energy system is installed in a modular container and converts methane gas into electricity. The GasBox is an autonomous and flexible Stirling Engine unit incorporated with a real-time power management system with remote access and optional grid functionality.
The firms will initially install 50MW capacity in 2018, while the remaining 150MW will be installed as a second step that includes energy storage.
(Source: Cleanergy, June, 2017) Contact: Cleanergy, Jonas Eklind, CEO, Alexander Vestin, SVP, Bus. Dev., +46 70 566 7000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cleanergy.com; Datang Holdings New Energy Technologies, www.cccme.org.cn
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The power purchase agreement is for 15 years.
NJRCEV will own, operate and maintain the array which is expected to be completed by the year end. (Source: NJR Clean Energy Ventures, NJ,com, Others, 19 June, 2017) Contact: GeoPeak Energy, (732) 377-3700, www.geopeakenergy.com;
NJR Clean Energy Ventures, Stephen Westhoven, VP, COO,
Christopher Savastano, Bus. Dev., (732) 919-8189, email@example.com, www.njrcleanenergyventures.com
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NextEra's $130 million, 40-turbine Cottonwood project is expected to generate sufficient power for as many as 27,000 homes. Construction is expected to conclude by year's end.
According to a statement, South Sioux City plans to purchase 7 pct of its power from hydroelectric sources and another 7 pct from Green Star Gasifiers, a renewable fuel company building a $25 million plant that will use wood waste and other wastes to generate electricity. (Source: Sioux City Journal, 17 June, 2017) Contact: NextEra Energy, Steven Stengel, (561) 691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NextEra Energy Resources , Wind,
Follwing on our March coverage, Greencoat Renewables acquired a 137 MW "seed portfolio" of wind power assets at two operating wind farms with a total of 56 turbines. The deal was funded by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund and Allied Irish Banks, and now a new capital raise aims to position the group for future growth.
Greencoat, which plans to list on London's AIM market and the Irish Stock Exchange, will be Dublin's first listed renewable energy infrastructure company.
In a statement, Greencoat said it plans to acquire other operating wind farms in Ireland as well as solar power projects in other Eurozone countries.
(Source: Greencoat Renewables, RTE.ie, Proactive Investors, 19 June, 2017) Contact: Greencoat Capital,
Bertrand Gautier, Partner, www.greencoat-capital.com
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Presently 80,000 Norwegian homes and an additional 20,000 non-residential buildings are heated with fossil-based oil. Buildings account for roughly 40 percent of CO2 emissions on a global basis, according to government statistics.
Although Norway committed to sharp cuts in emissions by 2030 under the Paris climate agreement, the country's emissions rose 3.3 pct above 1990 levels in 2016 while neighboring Sweden's emissions dropped significantly.
(Source: Norwegian Environment Ministry, Digital Journal, Others, June, 2017) Contact: Norwegian Environment Minister, Vidar Helgesen, www.regjeringen.no/en/the-government/previous-governments/ministries-and-offices/government-secretariats-and-ministries-s/ministries-since-1814/ministry-of-the-environment/ministry-of-the-environment/id426448
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This year's research budget totals NOK 2.6 billion, (1,000,000 NOK =116,995.02USD) half of which will be spent externally. The Research Council of Norway has supported this technology development for a long time, and DEMO2000 funds from last year’s allocation was essential to start using the technology this year.
(Source: Research Council of Norway ,Statoil, 19 June, 2017) Contact: Statoil, Elisabeth B. Kvalheim, CTO, www.statoil.com;
Research Council of Norway, www.forskningsradet.no/en
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