"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,
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:
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,
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,
"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,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Palm Oil Biofuel, Biodiesel,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
"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."
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,
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,
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, email@example.com, www.raizen.com.br;
Tonon Bioenergia, +55 14 3666 9000, tononbioenergia.com.br;
More Low-Carbon Energy News Raizen Energia, Sugar Ethanol, Ethanol, ,
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, ,
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 ,
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,
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,
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 ,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.electratherm.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ElectraTherm, Biomass,
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, email@example.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,
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,
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 ,
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,
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,
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 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,
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,
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,
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rayemanelements.com;
Saola Energy, LLC, Adam Belyamani, COO, (316) 413-3345,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,
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,
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
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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, email@example.com, http://ice-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Ice Energy,
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,
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nordex-online.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona Energia, Nordex, Wind,