The new IDIQ contract, which has a base period of five years and one 18-month extension period, has a ceiling amount of $55 billion will be shared by all contract holders.
ESG is a longstanding DOE ESPC IDIQ contractor, developing numerous projects including the first ever CHP facility for NASA and a $70.3 million ESPC, project at Naval Base Coronado's Naval Air Station North Island.
(Source: Energy Systems Group, PR, 5 June, 2017) Contact: Energy Systems Group, Steve Spanbauer, Snr. VP,
Meram El Ramahi, Director of Marketing(812)492-3734, www.energysystemsgroup.com
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The next Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee meeting, which is open to the public, will take place June 15-16, 2017, in Washington, D.C. and will focus on developing advice and guidance that promotes R&D leading to the production of bio-based fuels and products.
Stakeholders interested in attending the meeting and/or presenting oral comments should contact Dr. Mark Elless Mark.Elless@EE.Doe.Gov and Roy Tiley firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available HERE. (Source: DOE EERE, 5 June, 2017) Contact: DOE EERE, www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office
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Applicants will be permitted to address any or all of the following three legislatively mandated technical areas: feedstocks development; biofuels and biobased products development; biofuels development analysis.
In support of these goals, NIFA and DOE are soliciting applications from all interested parties, including for-profit entities, universities, nonprofits, and national laboratories. For FY 2017, DOE anticipates funding 1 to 6 awards, and NIFA anticipates funding 3 to 14 awards ranging from $500,000 to $2 million per award.
Details are available at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Exchange under reference number DE-FOA-0001637. Concept papers are due by July 7th, 2017 and full applications are due by September 22nd, 2017.
(Source: US DOE, 5 June, 2017) Contact: US DOE, (202) 586-5000, https://energy.gov; BRDI, https://biomassboard.gov/initiative/initiative.html; National Institute of Food and Agriculture, https://nifa.usda.gov
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Bioenergy S.A., which operates from its 504,000 lpd plant in Puerto Lopez in the department of Meta, has produced a total of 800,000 liters to date and is seeking agreements with other wholesalers, according to the company.
(Source: Bioenergy S.A, Finance Columbia, 7 June, 2017) Contact: Bioenergy S.A.,
Rafael Pittaluga, GM, +578 6612432, www.bioenergy.com.co; Terpel, www.terpel.com
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The first 150-200MW phase is expected to reach financial close in 2018. GE will supply turbines to both phases of the project. (Source: Mainstream Renewable Power, GE Renewable Energy, Windpower Monthly, Other Media, 1 June, 2017) Contact: Mainstream Renewable Power,
Andy Kinsella, CEO, +353 (0) 1 290 2000, www.mainstreamrp.com;
GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, President and CEO, Onshore Wind, www.ge-energy.com
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The €1.9 billion project is owned by the Highland Group, Siemens Financial Services and a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. (Source: Veja Mate Offshore, ERB, 1 June, 2017)
Contact: Veja Mate Wind Farm, Henrik Scheinemann, CEO, +49 40 2576 7490,email@example.com, www.vejamate.net
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"Siemens supports the Paris Climate Accord signed by 194 countries as it is an important element in enabling and encouraging governments, other businesses and investors to turn the billions of dollars in existing low-carbon investments into the trillions of dollars the world needs to tackle climate change. Siemens is disappointed by President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord.
"Along with other major corporations from around the globe, Siemens understands that taking action to address the causes of climate change is not only prudent, but also makes economic sense. Siemens' $110 million investment targeting our facilities will pay for itself in just five years and generate at least $20 million in annual savings thereafter.
"The company recognizes that an increased push for energy efficiency, renewable energy technology and electric mobility, along with the growing digitalization movement and carbon pricing, will speed up a carbon-free future, supporting the growth of a global middle class as well as prosperity for developing countries and increased resilience of economies." -- Siemens, Public Release, June 6, 2016
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role. Contact: Siemens, www.siemens.com
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"America is an environmental leader and the administration's decision does not diminish that. Technology and innovation have resulted in tremendous air quality improvements, including from our nation's coal-fired power plants. More than 90 pct of the existing coal fleet is equipped with advanced emissions controls. For new coal plants, the use of HELE technologies -- high efficiency, low emissions -- reduces both conventional and CO2 emissions. Emissions reductions globally will be furthered by the continued development and deployment of these clean energy technologies."
According to the ACC website, the ACC represents the collective interests of the American coal industry -- from the hole-in-the-ground to the plug-in-the-wall -- in advocating for coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source.
ACC serves as an essential resource for industry, policy makers and public interest groups. The Association supports activities and objectives that advance coal supply, consumption, transportation and trading. (Source: American Coal Council, PR, World Coal, 5 June, 2017) Contact: American Coal Council, (202) 756-4540, www.americancoalcouncil.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Paris Climate Agreement, Trump,
Scholt supplies power to businesses in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and plans to initially use the Giessenwind facility storage system for energy trading while
looking at other additional locations and applications.
The company is also working on projects to connect its energy storage system directly to renewable energy sources.
(Source: ALfen B.V., Sulzer Management, Power Engineering, 1 June, 2017) Contact: Alfen B.V., Andreas Plenk, Global Energy Storage System Sales, +31 36 549 3400, www.alfen.com/en
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Tata Power previously announced that its renewable business had surpassed 2,000-MW operating capacity with another 500 MW being under construction. The company added 1,350 MW of renewable capacity during the year.
Tata Power Solar manufactures solar cells and modules and provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to solar projects’ owners and developers.
(Source: Tata Power, Hindu Business Line, 29 May. 2017) Contact: Tata Power Solar, www.tatapowersolar.com
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In the first stage of the project, the flywheel facility will be installed and piloted by Schwungrad Energie Limited at the University of Sheffield's 2MW battery facility at Willenhall near Wolverhampton. The flywheel system will be capable of a peak power of 500kW and able to store 10kWh of energy.
The University of Sheffield is an expert hub for energy storage research in the UK and home to the leading Centre for Research into Electrical Energy Storage & Applications (CREESA). (Source: University of Sheffield, 2 June, 2017) Contact: University of Sheffield, Dr Dan Gladwin, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, www.sheffield.ac.uk/eee/staff/d_gladwin; Energy 2050, www.energy2050.ac.uk
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Forward Labs's solar roof is a standing-seam metal roof topped by a large piece of tempered glass beneath which sits an "optimal chromatic cloaking" layer.
The company is targeting homeowners looking to replace their roof or looking to design and build a new home, as well as new-construction professionals.
The system goes beyond design. An average installation takes two to three days, according to the company.
Multiple beta installations are already in operation, and Forward Labs is taking preorders for its first production roofs in 2018. (Source: Forward Labs, Tech Times, May, 2017)
Contact: Forward Labs, Zack Taylor, CEO, (800) 408-3698, www.forwardsolarroofing.com
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"The ($15 million Bloomberg Philanthropies) pledge aims to fill a significant funding gap that comes as a result of President Donald Trump's announced withdrawal from the Paris agreement and proposed steep budget cuts for international programs, including on climate," -- Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Bloomberg's $15 million pledge aims to "support the operations" of the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN agency that coordinates the Paris pact.
"Protecting our planet and driving economic growth are critical to our future, and they aren't mutually exclusive. I deeply disagree with the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement." -- Bob Iger, CEO, Disney
"Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world," -- Elon Musk, CEP, Tesla Motors
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump,
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Russian local-content rules allow renewables projects to only be installed if 40 pct of the equipment is manufactured locally. The percentage risies to 65 pct in 2018. But, since there are no domestic wind turbine manufacturers in the country, regulators have approved at least two potential original equipment manufacturers to provide turbines.
(Source: Russian Association of Wind Power Industry, Kallanish Energy , 31 May, 2017) Contact: Russian Association of Wind Power Industry , www,rawi.ru
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The wind farm, which incorporates 23 Vestas wind turbines, has a long-term PPA with Google. Eolus will provide technical, operational and administrative services for the wind farm as part of the transaction which is slated for closure when construction and commissioning of the project is completed in the summer of 2018.
(Source: Eolus Vind AB , PR, 31 May, 2017) Contact: Eolus Vind AB, Per Witalisson, CEO, +46 10 199 88 02, www.eolusvind.com; Munich RE, www.munichre.com
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To evaluate the credibility and public acceptability of such forest carbon management alternatives, a British Columbia-wide engagement process is being carried out to identify the broad objectives that should underpin the province's future forest carbon management strategies, and to seek input on the options presented. This initiative is part of the Forest Carbon Management Project supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) that aims to generate recommendations for regionally specific climate change mitigation activities for BC's forest sector, while maximizing the environmental, economic and social benefits for British Columbians.
The analyses conducted thus far demonstrate that several of the potential mitigation activities in the forest sector can make a substantial contribution to BC's legislated greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. The document does not rank alternatives, nor does it recommend any course of action. Instead its purpose is to explain and depict the potential climate mitigation and socioeconomic impacts of various management approaches and other considerations.
Access the report HERE. (Source: Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, May, 2017) Contact: Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, (250) 813-3595, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pics.uvic.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, GHG, Forest Carbon, Carbon Storage,
The system's data-driven enhanced performance management capabilities monitor the performance of an individual vessel or an entire fleet by collecting using a multitude of energy management sensors on a single vessel or an entire fleet. Data sources include engines, propulsion system, automation, deck machinery and other equipment. The data collected is transmitted via link on to a secure cloud-based Rolls-Royce-hosted web portal for detailed analysis. and comparisons can be carried out.
(Source: Rolls Royce, Offshore Support Journal, May, 2017) Contact: Rolls Royce, Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, GM Intelligent Asset Management, + 31 20 700 6474, (312) 725-5727 -- US Office, email@example.com
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With AB 1088, the state will benefit from energy bill savings, job creation, economic output, and public health benefits -- all due to increased levels of property improvements that benefit owners and renters, while safeguarding rents.
California multifamily-specific energy efficiency programs presently receive less than 5 pct of statewide funding, operate on unpredictable start-and-stop cycles, and are acknowledged to be difficult to access due to service territory variability and differing income eligibility requirements.
(Source: California Assembly, NRDC, 1 June, 2017) Contact: California State Assembly, (925) 679-2715, assembly.ca.gov
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Under Cuomo's executive order, every affected entity will also need to adopt a plan for activities and programs to help reduce New York State's greenhouse gas emissions by March 31, 2018. The agencies are also directed to implement measures including no- and low-cost operational improvements, retro-commissioning, capital energy efficiency retrofits, and onsite renewable and high-efficiency heat and power projects. The state DEC and NYSERDA have also been directed to develop an approach to emissions reduction measurement for the affected entities to adopt.
According to Governor Cuomo, the White House's decision to abandon the Paris accord was "reckless”, with repercussions for the United States and the planet."
"This administration is abdicating its leadership and taking a backseat to other countries in the global fight against climate change. We (NeweYork) will not ignore the science and reality of climate change." (Source: WIVB.com, 1 June, 2017)Contact: Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov
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Incandescent bulbs were banned in the country on May 1, 2017 under Statutory Instrument 21 of 2017.
The country is advocating the use of more efficient LED bulbs that are said to have the capacity to save the country about 300MW of electricity per month.
(Source: Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority, Bulawayo News, 3 June, 2017)Contact: Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority, www.zera.co.zw
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Last month, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., secured North Dakota's primacy from the federal government over Class VI injection wells from the U.S. EPA allowing the state to approve underground carbon (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) projects. Trail Energy is located on the Broom Creek Formation, a geological formation that could store between 10 billion and 40 billion tons of captured CO2.Red Trail's plant will plant will produce about 4 million tons of CO2 over a 20-year span and about 20 million tons over 100 years. Red Trail Energy would also be required to contribute to a trust fund to ensure there is money available in the event of a future CCS related disaster even if the company discontinues business.
Final approval of the primacy awaits the outcome of a 60-day public comment period. If passed, Red Trail will continue discovery work before actually drilling the well which could be implemented in 2020.
(Source: Red Trail Energy, Grand Forks Herald, 2 June, 2017) Contact: Red Trail Energy, Gerald Bachmeier, CEO, (701) 974-3308, www.redtrailenergyllc.com
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California has the largest carbon trading cap-and-trade system in the United States. China has has launched seven pilot regional trading schemes and
plans to roll out a nationwide market later this year.
(Source: Various Media, Reuters, 2 June, 2017) Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn
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Xergi A/S is jointly owned by industrial conglomerate Schouw & Co. and DDH (Hedeselskabet).
(Source: Xergi, 2 June, 2017) (Source: Xergi, (503) 830-4086 – US Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.xergi.com
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China Everbright Greentech Limited has reportedly invested RMB570 million ($73,152,312 million) in the 200,001 square-meter project. The project has an annual agricultural waste and straw processing capacity of 250,000 tonnes and is equipped with a 130 tph furnace and a 30MW turbine power generator.
The facility is designed to process as much as 400 tpd of household waste and is expected to generate approximately 260 million kWh of electricity annually.
(Source: China Everbright, Anhui Energy Administration, www.cnanhui.org, 5 June, 2017)Contact: China Everbright International, www.ebchinaintl.com
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According to the WGBC, the construction sector needs a "dramatic" shift towards a zero-carbon built environment to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement and to avoid the need for future major retrofits and to prevent the lock-in of carbon emitting systems for decades to come.
Access the full
From Thousands to Billions --
Coordinated Action towards 100 pct
Net Zero Carbon Buildings by 2050 report HERE. (Source: World Green Building Council, May, 2017) Contact: WGBC, www.worldgbc.org
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The dramatic green lighting is intended to mark the wide disapproval of the U.S. administration's decision. It is also intended to signal a policy shift and the wide-ranging repercussions for the climate and for Washington's ties with the world.
US state leaders from Washington, California and New York all announced Thursday that they will form a US climate alliance in spite of Trump's withdrawal from the accord.
(Source: AFP, i24 News, Various Other Media, 2 June, 2017)
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The LEED Earth campaign offers LEED certification at no cost to the first project to earn LEED certification in countries where the rating system is still emerging, according to the USGBC. The campaign also offers free certification for the first LEED platinum project in any country.
Presently, 32 countries are recognized by the LEED Earth campaign. (Source: USGBC, PR, 2 June, 2017) Contact: USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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Velocys will work with IHI E&C and its technology partners to support the rapid deployment of the biomass-to-liquids plant in the renewable fuels space.
According to Velocys, the contract aligns its own interests with IHI, as both look to enter the US renewable transportation fuels market. (Source: Velocys, PR, Alliance, 5 June, 2017) Contact: Velocys, David Pummell, CEO, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 - Houston Office, email@example.com, www.velocys.com; IHI E&C International, (713) 270-3100, www.ihi-ec.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys, Gas-to-Liquids, Biomass-to-Liquid,