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Date: 2017-06-16
"We did some economic modelling looking at a new coal-fired power plant in the future with CCS and discovered that the cost would be the equivalent of two coal-fired power plants because of the energy required to capture the CO2, compress the CO2 and deliver the CO2 to the storage site.

"Carbon capture and storage is a hugely expensive process, finding geological storage sites is extremely difficult and it's a tough job for scientists to prove [they will be effective], and industry has walked away." -- David Hilditch -- Carbon Capture and Storage Co-operative Research Centre, a joint government-industry venture working on about 30 projects in Australia and across the globe. (Source: New Daily, ABB, Others, Carbon Capture and Storage Co-operative Research Centre, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Carbon Capture and Storage Co-operative Research Centre, +61 3 8595 9600, www.co2crc.com.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal,  CCS,  Australia CCS,  


Taking Stock of UK CO2 Storage Report -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)
Energy Technologies Institute
Date: 2017-06-16
Termination of the most recent Government carbon capture and storage (CCS) Commercialization competition late in 2015 was a major setback for the decarbonization of the fossil power and industrial sectors in the UK. This Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) reports covers what has been learned about the CO2 storage aspects of CCS and other aspects of CCS that have changed since Commercialization Competition was launched in 2013.

The report found that delaying the implementation of CCS at scale would add between £1 billion and £2 billion per year to the otherwise lowest cost options for an energy system capable of reducing carbon emissions in line with the 2050 emissions reduction targets. The report also found:

  • UK has the CO2 storage capacity to meet its need out to 2050 and beyond ;
  • Storage appraisal to date shows there are no technical barriers to the storage of CO2 in UK offshore sites;
  • Lowest cost CCS can be achieved by combining large scale storage store over 3MT/a with shared infrastructure and existing risk technologies.

    Access the Taking Stock of UK CO2 Storage Report HERE. (Source: Energy Technologies Institute, June, 2017) Contact: Energy Technologies Institute, Dennis Gammer, ETI CCS Strategy Manager, www.eti.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Technologies Institute,  CCS,  Australia CCS,  


  • Norwegians Ban Palm Oil Biofuel (Int'l. Report)
    Palm Oil Biofuel
    Date: 2017-06-16
    In Oslo, the Norwegian parliament has amended the country's Public Procurement Act to immediately cease the importation and use of palm oil-based biofuel. Conservationists laud the move and recommend the EU's biofuel policy be updated to reflect concerns about palm oil.

    The growth of the palm oil industry has been blamed for damaging environmental impacts, such as deforestation and high carbon emissions and research indicates that palm oil biofuel may be worse for the environment and the climate than fossil fuels.(Source: Mongabay, EcoBusiness, Others, June, 2017)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Palm Oil Biofuel,  


    For Peat's Sake -- Understanding the Climate Implications of Palm Oil Biodiesel--Consumption -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2017-06-16
    "For decades the palm oil industry in Southeast Asia has been inextricably linked to deforestation, habitat loss and peat destruction in some of the most biodiversity rich areas of the planet. While recent efforts to reduce the ecological footprint of palm oil production are well-intended, such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge and a number of corporate commitments to halt deforestation, the current reality is that palm oil expansion is an ongoing environmental catastrophe.

    "Most palm oil is destined for human consumption, either as an ingredient or cooking oil, but in the last decade the most rapidly expanding vegetable oil market in the world has been biodiesel, driven in large part by European climate policy. In 2014, it has been estimated that over three million tonnes of palm oil biodiesel was consumed by EU vehicles, nearly a third of total EU biodiesel consumption. By tradition, biofuel carbon accounting treats land as a carbon-free commodity, a simplification that has allowed policymakers to believe that palm oil biodiesel is better for the climate than fossil diesel. Unfortunately, the truth is very different -- increased biodiesel demand in Europe drives palm oil expansion in Malaysia and Indonesia, and with that comes deforestation, peat drainage and biodiversity loss."

    Download the For Peat's Sake -- Understanding the Climate Implications of Palm Oil Biodiesel--Consumption report HERE. (Source: Rainforest Foundation of Norway, May, 201&) Rainforest Foundation of Norway, +47) 23 10 95 00, rainforest@rainforest.no, www.regnskog.no/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Palm Oil Biofuel,  Biodiesel,  


    Energy Absolute Touts Thailand Energy Storage Plans (Int'l.)
    Energy Absolute
    Date: 2017-06-16
    Energy Absolute, a former Thailand-based biodiesel producer presently engaged in renewable energy power generation, reports that its renewable power plants will increase capacity to 404 megawatts this year and to 664 megawatts in 2018. The company also will expand into the energy storage sector with a product similar to Tesla's Power Wall.

    To that end, the company intends to construct a plant that will "rival Tesla's Gigafactory in both size and scope" at a yet to be determined Asian location. The new plant, which is expected to have a production capacity of 50 GWh by 2020, is expected to cost $2.9 billion. The company presently holds a 35.2 pct stake in Amita Technologies Inc., a Taiwan-based manufacturer of lithium ion and polymer batteries. (Source: Energy Absolute, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Energy Absolute, www.energyabsolute.co.th

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Absolute,  Energy Storage,  Lithgium-Ion Battery,  


    Hawaii's MECO Tops in Solar Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Maui Electric ,Smart Electric Power Alliance
    Date: 2017-06-16
    In the Aloha State, the Smart Electric Power Alliance has ranked Maui Electric Co. (MECO) in the top 10 out of 412 national utilities for connecting the most new solar watts in total and per customer to the grid.

    Energy storage projects on MECO grids include a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the company's Wailea Substation in South Maui and projects with the independently owned Auwahi and Kaheawa wind farms on Maui and the Lana'i Sustainability Research solar farm. A BESS is currently being tested on Molokai, the utility added.

    In 2016, 37 pct of the electricity used by MECO customers came from renewable resources, including private solar power, wind and hydroelectricity, according tp MECO. (Sourse: Maui Electric, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Maui Electric, (808) 871-9777, www.mauielectric.com; Smart Electric Power Alliance, www.sepapower.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Smart Electric Power Alliance ,  Maui Electric ,  Energy Storage,  Solar Energy Storage,  


    Honolulu Simplifies Energy Storage Permitting Process (Ind. Report)
    Hawaii Solar Energy Association
    Date: 2017-06-16
    The Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA) reports that energy industry stakeholders and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting have improved and hastened residential battery storage permit processing.

    Elemental Excelerator, the Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii and the HSEA collaborated on the effort to improve the permitting process. In May, permits were issued for 163 PV systems with battery storage capabilities. (Source: Hawaii Solar Energy Assoc., Pacific Bus. News, 13 June, 2017)Contact: Hawaii Solar Energy Association, www.hsea.org; Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii, www.dercouncil.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hawaii Solar Energy Association ,  Solar Energy Storage,  Energy Storage,  


    Indian Oil Entering Battery Energy Storage Business (Int'l)
    Indian Oil Corporation
    Date: 2017-06-16
    In New Delhi, India's largest fuel retailer, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), reports it plans to launch an improved version of lead-acid battery for low cost mobility and industrial applications. The company is also working on lithium-ion battery chemistry for improved performance.

    India's energy storage market for rooftop solar and other off-grid renewable energy applications is expected to be worth Rs 16,500 crore by 2022, according to the Delhi-based not-for-profit Council for Energy Environment and Water (CEEW). To meet the expected growing need, companies are launching advanced technologies including Li-ion, flow batteries, flywheel and lead-carbon batteries. (Source: Indian Oil Corp., ETEnergy World , 14 June, 2017) Contact: Indian Oil Corporation, www.iocl.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Indian Oil Corporation ,  Energy Storage,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  


    Aussie Carbon Capture Financing Options in Doubt (Int'l. Report)

    Date: 2017-06-16
    In the Land Down Under, the Liberal government of Prime Minister Malcolm B. Turnbull is seeking parliamentary approval for the nation's "green bank" -- the Clean Energy Finance Corporation -- to fund carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. Both Labor and the Greens oppose the change.

    The Labor party is opposed to the change and some Labor MPs question both the science and economic viability of the technology. The opposition also claims it is inappropriate for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to fund CCS since it is forbidden to do so under existing legislation.

    Proponents claim CCS has the potential to cut Australian coal and gas power plant emissions by as much as 90 pct. Opponents say CCS should be looked at for use in the manufacturing sector, to help industry cut emissions. (Source: APP, Various Media, June, 2017)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Carbon Capture & Sequestration,  


    Trump's EPA Renewable Fuel Standard Expected (Reg & Leg)
    RFS
    Date: 2017-06-16
    Reuters is reporting that the U.S. EPA is expected to announce its Renewable Fuel Standard -- renewable fuel use requirements for 2018 within days. Biofuels traders and industry players are reportedly expecting the EPA to to hold its proposed requirements for conventional corn-ethanol biofuel to remain virtually unchanged 15 billion gallons, the maximum under the RFS. (Source: Reuters, Various Media, 15 June, 2017)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS,  


    World Green Building Trends 2016 -- Developing Markets Accelerate Global Green Growth -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2017-06-14
    "For green building to accelerate globally, building industry professionals require the latest data and trends to inform their decisions. We are adding to the body of knowledge with The World Green Building Trends 2016 Study. Focused on global green building growth, the report features the results of more than 1,000 survey participants from 69 countries and includes 13 country-specific profiles, as compared to nine in 2013.

    "The report , presented by Dodge Data & Analytics and United Technologies Corporation, provides new world green building trends data to support green building development. This study demonstrates that green building continues to influence construction in both developed and developing economires."

    Download the World Green Building Trends 2016 -- Developing Markets Accelerate Global Green Growth report HERE. (Source: Dodge Data & Analytics, June, 2017) Contact: Dodge Data & Analytics, (800) 591-4462, dodge.analytics@construction,com; United Technologies

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building news,  


    EDF EN Closes on Futuren Majority Share Acquisition (Int'l, M&A)
    EDF Energies Nouvelles, Futuren
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Following on our February 17th, 2016 coverage, EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) is reporting the completion of its acquisition of a 67.2 pct stake in French wind power producer Futuren SA. EDF EN is now preparing to file tender offer for the remaining shares. As announced a month ago, the renewables arm of EDF SA agreed to purchase 61.6 pct of Futuren's ordinary shares for €1.15 ($1.29) per share. In addition, it will purchase 96 pct of Futuren's convertible bonds at an ex-coupon price of €9.37. (Source: EDF EN, RenewablesNow, 9 June, 2017) Contact: Futuren, Fady Khallouf, CEO, +33 (0) 4 42 904 904, e.florini@futuren-group.com, www.futuren-group.com EDF Energies Nouvelles, +33 (0) 1 40 90 2300, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energies Nouvelles,  Futuren,  WindFuturen,  Wind,  


    General Mills, RES Ink Wind Energy Purchase Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Renewable Energy Systems
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Minneapolis-based food giant General Mills reports it has sealed a 15-year PPA with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100-MW of power from the 20,000-MW Cactus Flats wind project in Concho County, Texas.

    Under the terms of the deal, General Mills will help fund construction of the Cactus Flats project. Wind power generated at the site will be used for renewable energy credits that can be used toward achieving General Mills' greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. (Source: General Mills, PR, Renewable Energy Systems, Powder & Bilk Solids, 8 June, 2017)Contact: Renewable Energy Systems, www.res-group.com; General Mills, www.generalmills.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Systems,  Wind,  


    Raizen Offers $245m for Brazilian Sugar Ethanol Facilities (Int'l, M&A)
    Raizen Energia,Tonon Bioenergia
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Rio de Janeiro-based Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Raizen Energia SA reports it has submitted a binding offer of $ 245 million to acquire two Brazilian mills belonging to Tonon Bioenergia SA.

    The two sugar and ethanol mills, Santa Candida in Bocaina and Paraiso in Brotas, both in Sao Paulo, will be sold through a court-supervised auction with sealed proposals. Raizen is a joint venture between Cosan and Anglo-Dutch oil group Royal Dutch Shell Plc . Raizen reportedly produced 528 million gallons of ethanol in 2015. (Source: Raizen Energia, Cosan SA Industria e Comercio, Renewables Now, Others, 14 June, 2017) Contact: Raizen Energia, +55 (21) 2145-9000, fale@raizen.com, www.raizen.com.br; Tonon Bioenergia, +55 14 3666 9000, tononbioenergia.com.br;

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Raizen Energia,  Sugar Ethanol,  Ethanol,  ,  


    U.S. Ethanol Prod. Falls to 15.54Bn Gal. Annual Rate (Ind. Report)
    Ethanol,Renewable Fuels Association,
    Date: 2017-06-14
    In Washington, according to US Energy Information Administration (EIA) data, as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), US ethanol production averaged 999,000 bpd in April, down 21,000 bpd from the week before and a five-week low. The four-week average for ethanol production decreased to 1.014 million bpd for an annualized rate of 15.54 billion gallons.

    Ethanol stocks were 22.0 million barrels, down 3.5 pct from last week to the lowest level since late January. Average weekly gasoline demand plunged 5.1 pct from the previous week's record volume. Gasoline demand tallied at 391.3 million gpd for an annualized rate of 142.8 billion gallons. Refiner/blender input of ethanol fell 4.3 pct to 909,000 bpd. (Source: US EIA, Renewable Fuels Association, June, 2017) Contact: US EIA, www,eia.gov; RFA, Geoff Cooper, Snr. VP, (202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EIA,  Ethanol,  US Ethanol,  Renewable Fuels Association,  ,  


    GBCSA Touts 250 Green Building Certifications (Int'l. Report)
    Green Building Council South Africa
    Date: 2017-06-14
    In Cape Town, the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) reports the issuance of 250 green building "Green Star" certifications in Africa.

    The 250 certified properties, which collectively cover close to 3.8-million square metres, are expected to save approximately 450-million kilograms of CO2 and 380-million kWh of energy per year. (Source: GBCSA, Creamer, 12 June, 2017) Contact: GBCSA, Dorah Modise, CEO, +27 86 104 2272, www.gbcsa.org.za

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Green Building,  Green Building Council South Africa ,  


    New Online Green Building Materials Tool Launched (Ind. Report)
    Integrated Eco Strategy
    Date: 2017-06-14
    North Adams, Massachusetts-based Integrated Eco Strategy reports the recent launch of Red2Green, a new healthy building materials selection tool modeled after the requirements of the Living Building Challenge. The Living Building Challenge is a green certification program and design framework developed by the nonprofit International Living Future Institute of Seattle.

    The Red2Green software program provides a building materials database that standardizes the process for gathering, reporting and comparing ingredients and emissions information on projects that are used in all phases of new building and renovation.

    The Living Building Challenge is similar to the US Green Building Council's LEED standards. Under the Living Building Challenge, developers are encouraged to construct buildings that are considered to be self-sufficient, remain within the resource limits of their site, produce more energy than they use. According to Integrated Eco Strategy CEO Charlie Stevenson, Red2Green focuses on performance instead of looking at energy theoretically and a project needs to show 12 months of energy where all the power is produced by wind or solar on site. (Source: Integrated Eco Strategy, Berkshire Eagle, 12 June, 2017) Contact: Integrated Eco Strategy, Charlie Stevenson, Founder, Owner, (413) 776-9343, www.integratedecostrategy.com; Living Building Challenge, www.living-future.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building,  


    "We Are Still In" on Paris Climate Agreement Declaration Represents 120 Million Americans and $6.2Tn U.S. Economy (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    Paris Climate Agreement
    Date: 2017-06-14
    A grand total of 1,219 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S. or with significant operations in the U.S., representing the broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action, today declared their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions.

    Together, these leaders are sending a strong signal to the international community and the 194 other parties to the Paris Agreement about the continued commitment of the U.S. to ambitious action on climate change absent leadership at the federal level. In the aggregate, the signatories are delivering concrete emissions reductions that will help meet America's emissions pledge under the Paris Agreement.

    Signatories include leaders from 125 cities, 9 states, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities. Participating cities and states represent 120 million Americans and contribute $6.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, and include Oregon and cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Houston as well as smaller cities like Pittsburgh and Dubuque. A mixture of private universities, state schools and community colleges have added their institutions to the statement. In total the businesses and investors account for a total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include over 20 Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Nike, in addition to hundreds of small businesses, have also signed the statement.

    The statement calls "The Trump administration's announcement [one that] undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change [and a move which is] out of step with what is happening in the United States." The signers all understand that the Paris Agreement is a blueprint for job creation, stability and global prosperity and that accelerating the United States' clean energy transition is an opportunity -- not a liability -- to create jobs, spur innovation, promote trade and ensure American competitiveness. By declaring that "we are still in," the signatories are putting the best interests of their constituents, customers, students and communities first while assuring the rest of the world that American leadership on climate change extends well beyond the federal government.

    In addition to this statement, since Trump's announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, 211 Climate Mayors have adopted the Paris Agreement goals for their cities, 13 Governors have formed the bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance, and 17 governors have released individual statements standing by Paris. Today's statement embraces this rapidly growing movement of sub-national and civil society leaders, by announcing that not only are these leaders stepping forward, they are stepping forward together. (Source: We Are Still In, June, 2017) Contact: We Are Still In, www.WeAreStillIn.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement,  Climate Change,  


    GE Energy Financial Touts Renewables Investments (Ind. Report)
    GE Energy Financial Services
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Stamford, Conn.-based GE Energy Financial Services (GEEFS) reported late last month that its cumulative investments in wind, solar and hydroelectric have surpassed $15 billion since 2006. GEEFS says the scope of its investment shows the increasing economic viability of fossil fuel alternatives and its ability to withstand President Donald Trump's decision last week to pull the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris climate accord.

    GEEFS presently invests about $2 billion to $3 billion each year -- $1 billion to $1.5 billion of which goes to renewable energy projects in 17 countries, including Mexico, Canada, India, Japan and France. Wind energy accounts for 75 pct of the total, 18 pct goes to solar and 7 pct for renewable technologies. Recent wind investments include the first U.S. offshore wind farm, located a few miles from Block Island, R.I., and the Merkur wind farm in the North Sea off the coast of Germany. GEEFS invests primarily in projects that use GE equipment. (Source: GE Energy Financial Services , Stamford Advocate, 11 June, 2017) Contact: GE Energy Financial Services, Kevin Walsh, Managing Director Renewable Energy, http://geenergyfinancialservices.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Energy Financial Services ,  


    Inn2POWER Offshore Wind Energy Initiative Launched (Ind. Report)
    Inn2POWER
    Date: 2017-06-14
    The EU is touting the launch of its Inn2POWER -- Innovation to Push Offshore Wind Energy Regions Initiative comprised of eleven partners from the five leading offshore wind clusters in the North Sea Region. It is the first project in which regional clusters from Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Germany will work together to link small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across borders to foster their involvement in innovative business collaboration.

    The goal is to expand innovation capacity, improve access to the offshore wind industry and provide targeted support to help SMEs develop transnational business connections and collaborative innovation.

    The four-year project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Interreg North Sea Region Programme. (Source: Inn2POWER, PR, Offshore Wind, 12 June, 2017 Contact: Inn2Power, European Regional Development Fund, ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/funding/erdf

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  


    Gulf of Maine to Host Most Offshore Wind, says BOEM (Ind. Report)
    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Researchers from U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) are projecting that the Northeast will make up about one-third of U.S. offshore wind generation by 2050. The agency cites high wind speeds and shallow water depths that "allow for more cost effective construction with currently available wind turbine platform technology" for its projection.

    BOEM also projects that the waters farther off the Gulf of Maine with faster winds will likely require floating turbines, like the design in development at the University of Maine -- see our March 14, 2016 UMass Developing Multiple Offshore Wind Anchorage System coverage for details. (Source: BOEM, BDN Maine, June, 2017) Contact: BOEM, (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind Turbines,  


    Vestas Offers Massive 9.5-MW Offshore Wind Turbine (Int'l)
    MHI Vestas
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Danish wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas is reporting the June 6th launch of its new V164¬9.5 MW offshore wind turbine with 80 meter blades weighing 35 tonnes each.

    According to Vestas, a single V164¬9.5 MW can generate sufficient energy for 8,300 uk homes. The V164¬9.5 MW Nacelle measures 20 meters long, 8m wide and 8m high, and has a swept area larger than the London Eye. (Source: MHI Vestas, 12 June, 2017) Contact: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Jens Tommerup, CEO, +45 88 44 89 00, www.mhivestasoffshore.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine,  MHI Vestas ,  Offshore Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


    White House Confirms Receipt of EPA Clean Power Plan Rollback Rulemaking Document (Reg & Leg)
    Clean Power Plan
    Date: 2017-06-14
    The White House Office of Management and Budget is reporting receipt of the U.S. EPA's proposed rulemaking for rescinding the Obama administration implemented Clean Power Plan. The Plan calls for states to reduce electric power generation carbon emissions 32 pct below 2005 levels by 2030. It was central to U.S. international climate commitments to slash emissions 26 pct by 2025.

    The rulemaking to rescind the Clean Power Plan focuses on the Trump administration's often repeated contention that it is "illegal" and "too expensive for the Umited States." Environmental groups and advocates are fighting the move and the EPA still doesn't know whether the agency will try to replace the rule with less stringent standards which could also mean conceding that the agency will have to regulate greenhouse gases eventually.

    The text of the rulemaking document is not yet available. (Source: White House Office of Management and Budget, June, 2017) Contact: White House Office of Management and Budget, www.whitehouse.gov/omb

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Power Plan,  


    Floating Compressed Air Energy Storage System Being Developed in Malta (New Prod & Tech)
    University of Malta
    Date: 2017-06-14
    The University of Malta Department of Mechanical Engineering reports it is developing a compressed air energy storage technology integrated into a floating platform that can support a number of offshore systems, including wind turbines.

    The Floating Liquid-piston Accumulator using Seawater under Compression (FLASC) uses a double-chamber compressed air system for large-scale energy storage in the offshore environment. The dual chamber concept eliminates wide pressure and temperature fluctuations.

    The FLASC concept developers -- Dr. Daniel Buhagiar during his Ph.D. research under the supervision of Prof. Ing. Tonio Sant -- are planning to construct a small-scale prototype for deployment later this year. Development of the prototype is being carried out in partnership with Medserv plc., with support from the Institute for Sustainable Energy of the University of Malta. FLASC is being financed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) through the FUSION Technology Development Programme. (Source: University of Malta, PR, offshoreWIND.biz, June, 2017) Contact: University of Malta, Mechanial Engineering, Dr. Daniel Buhagiar, +356 2340 2340, www.um.edu.mt

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Compressed Air Energy Storage,  Energy Storage,  


    ElectraTherm Generates Biomass Power in Maryland (Ind. Report)
    ElectraTherm
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Reno, Nevada-based ElectraTherm is reporting the shipment of a Power-plus Generator 4400 to Maryland, where it will use a combination of waste chicken litter biomass and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) technology to generate clean energy.

    ElectraTherm utilizes Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and proprietary technologies to generate power from low temperature heat ranging from 77-122 degrees C. ElectraTherm offers 3 sizes of Power+ Generator: the 4200 generates up to 35kWe; the 4400 generates up to 65kWe; and the 6500 is the largest size model generating up to 110kWe. Power+ Generators utilize waste heat on applications such as internal combustion engines, biomass, flare gas methane and other fluids. (Source: ElectraTherm, PR, 12 June., 2016) Contact: ElectraTherm, (775) 398-4680, (877)883-7101, info@electratherm.com, www.electratherm.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ElectraTherm,  Biomass,  


    ASID HQ Scores Both LEED and WELL Platinum (Ind. Report)
    American Society of Interior Designers
    Date: 2017-06-14
    The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) reports that its headquarters office is the first space in the world to receive both International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) Platinum certification and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Platinum Certification for its 8,500 square-foot office in Washington, D.C.

    Administered by IWBI, the WELL Building Standard is an evidence and performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features that impact human health and wellness in the built environment. (Source: American Society of Interior Designers, PR. 12 June, 2017) Contact: International WELL Building Institute, Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO, Callie Stanton, (646) 654-3438, cstanton@nikecomm.com, www.wellcertified.com; ASID, www.asid.org; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC,  LEED Certification,  Energy Efficiency,  WELL Building Standard,  


    CSUN Scores Third LEED Energy Efficiency Cert. (Ind. Report)
    CSUN,USGBC
    Date: 2017-06-14
    California State University, Northridge (CSUN) reports its new Extended University Commons (EUC) building has been awarded USGBC LEED Gold certification for energy efficiency. Two other campus buildings are LEED certified.

    The EUC building received 17 of 26 points for sustainable sites, 5 of 10 for water efficiency, 31 of 35 for energy and atmosphere, 4 of 14 for materials and resources, 11 of 15 for indoor environmental quality, 4 of 6 innovation in design and 2 of 2 for regional priority credits for a grand total of 74 points for LEED certification (Source: CSUN, PR, CSUN Today, 12 June, 2017) Contact: CSUN, Department of Facilities Planning Design and Construction, Catherine R. Kniazewycz, Director, www.csun.edu; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Gold,  Energy Efficiency,  US Green Building Council,  


    BIO, ABBC Seek Support for Summertime E15 Use (Ind. Report)
    Biotechnology Innovation Organization ,Advanced Biofuels Business Council
    Date: 2017-06-14
    In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) reports that over 25 advanced biofuel producers and trade associations have sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, asking them to support the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S.517)

    Under current law, E15 cannot be sold during the summer driving season in many states. In 1990, Congress limited the amount of evaporative emissions from vehicle fuel at 9 psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP). At the time, Congress specified that E10 would receive a 1 psi RVP waiver, in recognition of E10's overall lower emissions profile. S.517 will extend the RVP waiver to ethanol blends above 10 pct. The letter states, in part:

    "This legislation (S.517) is vital to the advanced biofuels industry, which is making significant progress in expanding production of advanced and cellulosic biofuels. Fixing the RVP issue will ensure that E15 can be sold year round in any state where E15 is approved and give our advanced and cellulosic fuels an opportunity to compete at the pump.

    "Moving to E15 not only reduces the cost of gasoline by between 5 and 15 cents per gallon, but also reduces emissions harmful to the environment. Recent analysis from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization indicates that in just the summer months E15 can reduce GHGs equivalent to taking 2.1 million vehicles off the road. In addition to the environmental benefits, the Energy and Environmental Studies Institute has written that E15 can lower the public health impacts from transportation emissions like cancer and asthma."

    Download S.517 -- GHG Benefits of the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, HERE.

    BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. (Source: Biotechnology Innovation Organization, 12 June, 2017) Contact: BIO, Paul Winters, (202) 962-9237, www.bio.org; Advanced Biofuels Business Council, www.advancedbiofuels.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biotechnology Innovation Organization ,  Biofuel Blend,  Ethanol Blend,  E15,  E10,  Advanced Biofuels Business Council ,  


    Kenya Sees Bamboo as Hedge Against Climate Change (Int'l)

    Date: 2017-06-14
    In Nairobi, the Kenyan government reports it is bolstering the country's fight against the severe effects of climate change by planting and commercializing extremely hardy and fast growing bamboo in selected catchment areas. The plan is part of the country's Kenya Vision 2030 Initiative.

    The Vision 2030 Initiative bamboo planting program is designed to encourage and enable Kenyans to participate in environmental activities including climate change mitigation by developing small bamboo forests in pursuit of achieving the targeted 10 pct forest cover by 2030.

    According to the International Network of Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), a UN registered intergovernmental organization promoting the growing of bamboo and rattan for economic and environmental gains, the annual global bamboo economy is valued at $60 billion. The. (Source: Xinhua|, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Kenya Vision 2030, www.vision2030.go.ke

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bamboo,  Climate Change,  Climate Change Mitigation,  Reforestation,  Climate Change Mitigation,  


    CMC Supports 50 pct Marine Emissions Cut by 2050 (Ind. Report)
    Chamber of Marine Commerce,International Chamber of Shipping
    Date: 2017-06-14
    The Great Lakes Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) is endorsing proposed international targets to reduce marine shipping's carbon emissions per ton-kilometer by 50 pct by 2050 in order to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

    In May, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) agreed to urge the UN agency, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to adopt the reduction objectives on behalf of the international shipping sector as a whole.

    The objectives endorsed by ICS include maintaining international shipping's annual total CO2 emissions below 2008 levels; reducing CO2 emissions across international shipping by at least 50 pct by 2050 compared to 2008; and reducing international shipping's total annual CO2 emissions by an agreed percentage by 2050, compared to 2008, as a point on a continuing trajectory of CO2 emissions reduction. (Source: Chamber of Marine Commerce, Global Trade, Various Others, 12 June, 2017) Contact: Chamber of Marine Commerce, www.marinedelivers.com; 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 Chamber of Shipping,  Maritime Emissions,  Chamber of Marine Commerce,  


    Energy Storage Systems Installation Manual Available (Ind. Report)
    National Electrical Contractors Association
    Date: 2017-06-14
    In Bethesda, Maryland, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is reporting the release and availability of NECA 416 -- 2016, Recommended Practice for Installing Energy Storage Systems (ESS) , the latest addition to the ANSI-approved National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) series.

    NECA 416 describes methods and procedures for installing multiple types of energy storage systems and provides information about controlling and managing energy storage systems, commissioning and maintaining energy storage systems. This new standard focuses on battery systems, flywheels, ultra-capacitors, and electric vehicle (EV) smart charger vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies that are used for storing electrical energy in premises wiring systems.

    NECA 416 details are HERE. (Source: National Electrical Contractors Association, June, 2017) Contact: National Electrical Contractors Association, (501) 657-3110, www.necanet.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  


    BioSolar, Top Battery Ink Li-Ion Battery Agreement (Ind. Report)
    BioSolar,Top Battery
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Santa Clarita, California-headquartered energy storage materials and technology specialist BioSolar, Inc. is reporting a joint development agreement with South Korean lithium-ino battery materials supplier Top Battery Co., Ltd. This agreement follows BioSolar's previously announced completion of the laboratory phase of its silicon alloy nanocomposite anode material development.

    BioSolar is now focused on designing and testing the electrodes based on its anode material, as well as full cell design and evaluation with commercially available high capacity cathodes. (Source: BioSolar, PR, June, 2017) Contact: BioSolar, Tom Becker, Inv. Relations, (877) 904-3733, http://www.biosolar.com; Top Battery, http://www.topbattery.co.kr

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BioSolar,  Energy Storage,  Lithium-ion Battery,  Battery,  


    Biomass-to-Energy Specialist SEaB Seeks Investors (Ind. Report)
    SEaB Energy,Innovate UK
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Southampton,UK based waste-to-energy technology specialist SEaB Energy, along with twenty other UK based cleantech companies, is seeking new investors and debt funding for its 'Power in a Box' biomass technology at the Clean + Cool Mission 2017 this week in San Francisco.

    The Clean + Cool trade mission is designed to help CEOs explore cross boarder opportunities, find faster routes to market and discover ways to overcome some of the toughest challenges facing early stage businesses. Clean+Cool is backed by Innovate UK, the government's innovation agency.

    SEaB's 'Power in a Box' small-scale power plant turns food and organic waste biomass into energy, water and fertilizer directly on the site where the waste is produced. (Source: SEaB Energy, PR, BioEnergy Insight, Others, 12 June, 2017) Contact: SEaB Energy, Sandra Sassow, CEO, +44 23 8011 1909, www.seabenergy.com; Innovate UK, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Innovate UK,  Biomass,  


    Ingenious partners eye Oz sun
    Stellata Energy
    Date: 2017-06-14
    JV with plans to develop solar projects in Australia Australian solar power developer Stellata Energy and UK alternative investment manager Ingenious have formed a joint venture to develop photovoltaic projects in Australia. The partners have committed to funding a pipeline of solar farms valued at more than A$200m, including a 120MW ground-mounted project. Stellata director Troy Santen said: “Our collaboration will drive forward the development of solar PV projects, as well as the creation of jobs in local communities.” Ingenious Infrastructure managing director Sebastian Speight said: “Australia has huge potential to benefit from solar energy, due to its geographical positioning and high levels of irradiation, and we are confident that Stellata can fully capture the rewards this technology can offer.” (Source: Stellata Energy,RENews, Others, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Stellata Energy, +61 430 066 711, info@stellata.com.au, http://stellata.com.au

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Stellata Energy news,  


    Centrotherm Photovoltaics Now Centrotherm International (Ind. Report)
    Centrotherm Photovoltaics
    Date: 2017-06-14
    German solar machinery manufacturer Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG reports it has changed its corporate name to Centrotherm International.

    Centrotherm develops and offers innovative thermal production solutions for the photovoltaic, semiconductor and microelectronics industries. (Source: Centrotherm Photovoltaics, 12 June, 2017) Contact: Centrotherm International, Jan von Schuckmann, CEO, , +49 7344 918-0, www.centrotherm.de

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Centrotherm Photovoltaics,  Solar,  


    Rayeman Elements , Saola Energy Partner on Enzymatic Biodiesel Platform (Ind. Report)
    Rayeman Elements , Saola Energy
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Berthoud, Colorado-headquartered Rayeman Elements, Inc. is reporting the launch of a Biofuels Division to provide patented and proven technology for the production of biodiesel co-located with ethanol plants., Saola Energy, LLC will provide engineering and design work for the biodiesel technology that will utilize a proven enzymatic biodiesel process.

    The state-of-the-art offering will include standard methanol recovery and distillation units with 2 million gpy production capacity. Custom size designs will be available per customer requests. (Source: Rayeman Elements, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Rayeman Elements Inc., (970) 344-4776, info@rayemanelements.com, www.rayemanelements.com; Saola Energy, LLC, Adam Belyamani, COO, (316) 413-3345, www.saolaenergyllc.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  


    From Thousands to Billions -- Coordinated Action towards 100 pct Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050 -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)
    World Green Building Council
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The World Green Building Council (WGBC) has warned that every building on the planet must achieve net-zero carbon by 2050 to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius, the limit enshrined in the Paris Agreement.

    The building sector -- responsible for 30 pct of global emissions, roughly equivalent to that of China -- has a tough challenge ahead to meet the Paris Agreement targets, according to the WGBC. Presently, there are only 500 net-zero commercial buildings and 2,000 net-zero homes around the globe.

    The report lays out specific actions that the private sector, governments and NGOs can take to ensure all new buildings operate at net-zero carbon by 2030 and that all existing buildings are renovated to operate at net-zero carbon by 2050.

    The full report can be accessed HERE. (Source: World Green Building Council, 7 June, 2017) Contact: World Green Building Council, Terri Willis, CEO, www.worldgbc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Net Zero Carbon,  World Green Building Council,  


    Lakeland Fla. Hospital Earns LEED Gold Certification (Ind. Report)
    Lakeland Regional Health,
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In the Sunshine State, Lakeland Regional Health Campus has earned US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Gold certification. reduced total building energy consumption of 39 pct over the calculated baseline building;

  • recycled 76 pct of construction waste;

  • 28 percent of building materials were manufactured using recycled materials;

  • one-third of all building materials were locally sourced or manufactured;

  • all adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, flooring, and composite wood meet the LEED standard for low-emitting materials;

  • provided preferred parking spaces for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles and encourages ride-sharing;

  • reduced potable water use 34 pct and reduction of potable water use for irrigation by 68 pct. (Source: USGBC, Lakeland Regional Health, Lakeland Ledger, 6 June, 2017) Contact: USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Certification,  USGBC,  ,  


  • EBRD Ups Green Energy, Energy Efficiency Spending (Int'l)
    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The London, UK-headquartered European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) reports that between January and May of this year it increased its Green Economy Transition (GET) green economy financing to €913 million compared to €493 million in the same period of 2016. Ahead of the Paris accord, EBRD committed 40 pct of its annual investments to climate finance by 2020, compared with an average 25 pct in the previous five years.

    The bank is applying its private sector investment model to reducing carbon emissions and fighting climate change with energy efficiency and renewable energy projects as well as promoting the transfer of green technology. to its regions (Source: EBRD, Global Trade Review, 7 June, 2017)Contact: EBRD, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com

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    Edmonton program may be first in Canada helping buildings go green

    Date: 2017-06-12
    The program will also help business owners take advantage of provincial government incentives to upgrade heating, cooling and lighting. Edmonton is believed to be the first city in Canada to lead a voluntary program aimed at helping large buildings reduce their energy use. It will provide owners with data about their building's energy performance. It will also help them take advantage of provincial government incentives to upgrade heating, cooling and lighting. Percy Woods of BOMA Edmonton gives an example of a building privately owned, but leased to the government, that has undergone constant renovations and upgrades, so savings have naturally occurred. "People don't realize that buildings contribute 39 per cent of Edmonton's (greenhouse gas) emissions and 42 per cent of our energy consumption," Dockman said in a release Monday. She said the program will help the city's building owners prepare for coming federal energy and climate change regulations. (Source: Canadian Press, Metro, 5 June, 2017) Lisa Dockman, senior manager of the city's energy transition strategy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building news,  


    City of Columbia, Infinity Renewables Ink Wind Energy Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Columbia Missouri,Iron Star Wind Project, Infinity Renewables
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In the Show Me State, the city of Columbia City Council reports it has inked a wind PPA with Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission to purchase up to 35 MW of wind energy at an initial cost of about $21 per megawatt-hour, beginning in 2021. The estimated total cost of the project in the first year is $3 million. The price is expected to rise 2 pct every year. The length of the contract was not disclosed.

    Santa Barbara, California-based Infinity Renewables' Iron Star Wind Project, LLC, will generate the wind power and use the Grain Belt Express Clean Line to transmit the energy from western Kansas, where wind power can be produced at one of the lowest costs in the country, according to the memo.

    According to a city renewable energy report, about 6.7 pct of the city's energy sources for 2016 were renewable, with 3.4 pct from wind, 3.1 pct from landfill gas and 0.13 pct from solar. The city is on track to meet the 15 pct requirement by next year, according to the report. (Source: City of Columbia, Missourian, 6 June, 2017) Contact: City of Columbia, City Council, (573) 874-7222, www.como.gov; Infinity Renewables, (805) 569-6180, www.infinityrenewables.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Infinity Renewables,  


    Co-op Switzerland on Track for CO2 Neutrality by 2023 (Int'l)
    Co-op Switzerland
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In Zurich, Swiss retail giant Co-op Switzerland reports it will use a combination of green energy sourcing, carbon offsetting schemes and cutting its energy consumption to meet its goal of 100 pct carbon neutrality in all of its 2, 476 stores as well as manufacturing plants and transportation fleets by 2023.

    Since making its carbon pledge in 2008, Switzerland's second largest retailer has reduced its annual CO2 emissions by 24.8 pct. The company now plans to reduce its total annual energy consumption by 20 pct and increase its electric power from renewable to 80 pct by 2023. The retailer expects these measures will result in a 50 pct cut in absolute annual CO2 emissions, compared with 2008 levels. The remaining CO2 emissions will be offset from 2023 on. (Source: Co-op Switzerland, Co-op News, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Co-op Switzerland, www.coop.ch/en/about-us/company.html

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  Carbon Neutral,  


    Growing Opposition to Trump's Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    American Institute of Architects
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today reaffirmed its commitment to climate change mitigation and announced it was opposing the administration's decision to withdraw the United States as a signatory to the Paris Agreement. That accord, signed in late 2015 within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), commits the international community to fighting harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

    According to AIA President Thomas Vonier: "The United States must remain a leader in the battle to cease harmful and needless practices that damage the planet and its climate, acting out of both environmental concerns and national economic interests. Instead of helping our economy, as the Administration contends, withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will put us behind our major global competitors.

    "The AIA will not retreat from its long-established efforts to conserve energy and to deploy renewable resources in buildings. We will continue to lead in efforts to curb the use of fuels and technologies that needlessly pollute our atmosphere and harm our environment. This makes good sense economically, and it is in the best interests of those we serve: our clients and the public.

    "We will also urge our members throughout the United States and the world to assist cities, states, organizations and citizen groups in meeting the aims of the climate accord." (Source: American Institute of Architects, June, 2017) Contact: American Institute of Architects, www.aia.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Conservation,  


    Federal Energy Efficiency Legislation Advances (Reg & Leg)

    Date: 2017-06-12
    In Washington, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce has advanced 11 Energy Subcommittee bills designed to advance the nation's energy infrastructure and improve energy efficiency. The bills now move to the full House of Representatives for consideration. The committee unanimously cleared the following energy efficiency related bills:
  • H.R. 338, which would improve education and training for energy and manufacturing-related jobs.

  • H.R. 627, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017, is intended to make it easier for schools to access federal programs that help reduce energy consumption.

    H.R. 723, -- Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017 -- enables the use of energy savings contracts to encourage private sector investment to upgrade the energy efficiency of federal facilities. (Source: US DOE, Daily Energy Insider, Others, 9 June, 2017)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


  • EmiratesGBC Launches online Green Building Tooltips (Int'l)
    Emirates Green Building Council
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In the Middle East, the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) reports the launch of a new initiative to encourage energy efficiency and green building best practices.

    The interactive tool cover three different building typologies, showcasing a home, school and office building. The initiative is powered by BASF and Legrand, EmiratesGBC corporate members.

    Access the Green Building Tooltips at www.emiratesgbc.org. (Source: Construction Week, Emirates GBC, PR, 7 June, 2017) Contact: Emirates GBC, www.emiratesgbc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building,  Energy Efficiency,  Emirates Green Building Council,  


    Ice Energy Energy Storage System Sets World Record Energy Efficiency Rating (Ind. Report)
    Ice Energy
    Date: 2017-06-12
    Santa Barbara-based distributed thermal energy storage specialist Ice Energy reports that its Ice Bear 20 home cooling and energy storage system has achieved a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14.56 when operating like a conventional AC unit, and when operating in its ice cooling mode using stored ice, an unprecedented Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 150.

    The Ice Bear 20 is based on Ice Energy's award-winning Ice Bear 30 energy storage system for commercial and industrial air conditioners, but unlike the Ice Bear 30, completely replaces the conventional home AC unit.

    Large-scale manufacturing of the Ice Bear 20 is set to begin this summer to fulfill contracts already in hand for utility-sponsored programs in California and Massachusetts. Later this year the product will be made available directly to homeowners in certain regions, including California, Hawaii, Australia and the Middle East. (Source: Ice Energy, PR, MarketWire, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Ice Energy, Mike Hopkins, CEO, (877) 542-3232, info@ice-energy.com, http://ice-energy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Energy Efficiency,  Ice Energy,  


    Vestas Supply Turbines for Argentinian Wind Farm (Int'l)
    Vestas,Genneia
    Date: 2017-06-12
    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas reports it has has won a contract to provide 62 V126-3.45 turbines for the 220MW first and second phases of Genneia's Puerto Madryn windpower project in Argentina. An active output management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement is included in the new contract.

    The turbines will be installed in wind parks located close to Puerto Madryn in the ChubutValley, Patagonia. Phase I and II commissioning is slated for Q3, 2018 and 2019 respectively. (Source: Vestas, power-technology.com, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Genneia, Walter Lanosa, CEO, +54 11 6090 3200, www.genneia.com.ar; Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


    Nordex Scores Follow-on Acciona Energia Wind Order (Int'l)
    Nordex,Acciona Energia
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The Nordex Group is reporting receipt of a contract for 22 AW125/3000 turbines from Acciona Energia. The order follows a previous order for 22 AW125/3000 turbines for the first phase of the Mount Gellibrand wind farm about 100 kilometers west of Melbourne, Australia. The order includes a 2-year service contract.

    The 132-MW wind farm is slated to come online in July, 2018. The Nordex Group currently has an installed capacity of around 240 MW in the Land Down Under. (Source: Nordex, NA Windpower, Others, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Acciona, +34 91 657 64 60, www.acciona-greenenergy.com; Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 381 6663 3300, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex-online.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona Energia,  Nordex,  Wind,  


    LM Tests Blade for Hitachi 5.2MW Turbine (Int'l Report)
    LM Wind Power
    Date: 2017-06-12
    LM Wind Power is reporting the installation and testing of a 66.5 meter offshore wind turbine blade for Hitachi at the Kashima Port Fukashiba Wind Power Station in east Japan. The new LM Wind Power blades will enable Hitachi to offer their 5.2MW wind turbine for low-wind site installations. (Source: LM Wind Power, Windtech, 8 June, 2017)Contact: LM Wind Power, Alexis Crama, V.P. Offshore, Marc de Jong, CEO, +45 79 84 00 00, info@lmwindpower.com, www.lmwindpower.com; Hitachi Wind www.hitachi.com/products/power/wind-turbine

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind Power,  Wind Blade,  Hitachi Wind,  


    Donegal Hosts Ireland's Largest Wind Farm (Int'l Report)
    Energia Renewables
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The Irish Farmers Journal is reporting the launch of the largest wind farm in Ireland. The 38-turbine facility came online last Thursday in Meenadreen, southwestern Donegal. The 95-MW, €135 million wind park was developed by Energia and generates sufficient power for 50,000 homes. (Source: Irish Farmers Journal, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Energia Renewables, www.energia.ie

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