Under the Agreement, the parties will seek to jointly develop U.S. biomass gasification power projects in the 2 to 3 MW in size range, with an estimated project value between $15 and $20 million each. Five such projects have already been identified. EQTec will provide its proprietary Gasifier Technology (EGT), technical design and engineering for the power plant projects. Both firms will work on project funding. (Source: EQTec, Various Media, Bioenergy insight, 23 May, 2019) Contact: Eqtec, +34 935 73 9981, www.eqtec.es;
Phoenix Energy, Ian Price, CEO, (415) 286-7822, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.phoenixenergy.net, www.phoenixpg.com/biomass-projects
More Low-Carbon Energy News EQTec, Phoenix Biomass Energy,
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers assessments, rebates, discounts, and recycling programs that have saved customers more than 35 million mWh of electricity -- equivalent of eliminating approximately 44 billion pounds of carbon emissions from the atmosphere or removing over than 4 million cars from the road for a year.
The ComEd program also helped drive the purchase of more than 130 million energy-efficient light bulbs and provided more than $956 million in energy-efficiency improvements.
(Source: ComEd, PR, 23 May, 2019)
Contact:, ComEd, Jane Park, Snr, VP,(312) 394-3500, www.comed.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Commonwealth Edison, Energy Efficiency,
Power Factor Correction at the equipment level is a documented energy efficiency measure that to date has had limited adoption worldwide. TEC has perfected this technology and application over the last 10 years which offers significant energy savings, as well as more operational up-time and extended equipment life.
Smartcool's ECO3, ESM and ECOHome retrofit technologies reduce the energy consumption of compressors in air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump systems by up to 40 pct, according to the company.
(Source: Smartcool, Newsfile, 23 May, 2019) Contact: Smartcool, Mike Kordysz
VP, Investor Relations,
(604) 904- 8632,
email@example.com, www.smartcool.net[endlink, [satrtlink]www.smartcooleco3.com; Total Energy Concepts, www.totalenergyconcepts.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Smartcool, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
According to Resideo, the technology complements it's portfolio of connected thermostats, including the Honeywell Home T-Series smart thermostats -- the T9 and T10 Pro -- which feature wireless smart-room sensors to deliver a desired temperature to a specific room as needed.
Resideo claims a presence in 150 million homes and a network of 110,000 professional contractors.
(Source: Resideo TechnologiesPR, 22 May, 2019)
Contact: Resideo Technologies, Mike Nefkens, Pres., CEO, www.resideo.com;
Whisker Labs, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.whiskerlabs.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Whisker Labs, Energy Efficiency,
Joining WattTime in the carbon tracking initiative are non-profits Carbon Tracker, a financial think tank that analyses the economic impacts of the energy transition and the first organization to pioneer satellite-based power plant monitoring; and World Resources Institute (WRI) which maintains a comprehensive global power plant database.
(Source: WattTime, PR, 20 May, 2019) Contact: WattTime, Gavin McCormick, Executive Director , (510) 201-9877, www.watttime.org; World Resources Institute, Dan Lashof, U.S. Director,www.wri.org; Carbon Tracker, www.carbontracker.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tracker, Carbon Emissions, Power Plant Emissions, WattTime, Google, World Resources Institute,
The aim is not to only to offer multiple grid services such as voltage compensation, reactive power and frequency regulation services but offering renewable baseload to the Australian market which goes hand-in-hand with a planned 50MW solar project at the same site.
Pangea Energy will invest approximately $200 million in the project and will
build, own and operate the site and procure from CellCube products and services which may include an electrolyte service as a co-funding mechanism.
The companies are currently conducting due diligence and reviewing the off-take conditions for starting construction in late 2019 with plans to be operational in 2020.
(Source: CellCube, PR, 14 May, 2019) Contact: Pangea Energy, Luis Chiang Lin, CEO, www.pangeastorageproject.com; CellCube Energy, Stefan Schauss, CEO , Glenda Kelly, Inv. Communications, (800) 882-3213, email@example.com, www.cellcubeenergystorage.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CellCube, Energy Storage,
To that end, the state government and the Indian Institute of Technology (Bhilai) have inked an agreement to explore the possibilities of designing the project which
would ensure the increased cultivation and consumption of rice and the use of rice stover, waste and by-products, such as biofuel. Only surplus rice and waste would be used in the production of biofuel, according to the release.
(Source: Indian Institute of Technology, Business Standard, 21 May, 2018)
Contact: Indian Institute of Technology, www.iitd.ac.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Rice Ethanol,
Wind power, according to Xinhua, is the third-largest source of energy in the country after coal and hydropower. The country is already the world leader in wind power with 187 GW in capacity in early 2018. The plan is to increase this to 210 GW by the end of 2020. In 2019 China generated 1.87 trillion kWh of electricity from renewable sources, according to Xinhua.
(Source: Xinhua, oilprice.com, 21 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, China Offshore Wind, Renewable Energy,
ICS also noted it welcomes the additional guidance agreed by the IMO MEPC to assist the smooth implementation of the global sulphur cap on 1 January 2020 -- requiring ships outside sulphur emission control areas to use fuel with a sulphur content of 0.5 pct or less.
(Source: International Chamber of Shipping, Marine Link, 17 May, 2019) Contact: IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Chamber of Shipping, Guy Platten, Sec. Gen., www.ics-shipping.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Chamber of Shipping, IMO, Maritime Emissions, Shipping Emissions,
Japan's government has set a goal of cutting domestic emissions by 80 pct by 2050. The Tokyo Metropolitan government has gone a step further and plans for effectively zero emissions in Tokyo by 2050. The strategy will include a 40 percent reduction in incinerated plastic waste by 2030.
Koike announced her plans to representatives of 26 of the world's major cities at the Urban 20 Mayors Summit now underway in Japan.
Urban 20 (U20) is a new diplomatic initiative, convened by C40 Cities and UCLG, to help cities develop collective messages and inclusive solutions for global issues such as climate action, the future of work and social integration, and related information.
(Source: U20 Mayors, NHK World Japan, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Urban 20 Mayors, www.urban20.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions , CO2,
"We can and will lead in bio-energy, in particular the production of biomethane/renewable natural gas, the production of wood pellets, syngas, and we will fully explore the economic potential in these resources in order to meet the goal of 100 pct renewable energy by 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals," Hill said in an address to
the recent Bio-Digestion: Benefits to Barbados conference in Bridgetown. Presently only an estimated 4 pct to 6 pct of Barbados' energy needs are being met by renewable.
(Source: Barbados Design Council SIDS, Barbados Advocate, 18 May, 2019) Contact:
Design Council SIDS, Mark Hill, www.facebook.com/designcouncilsids
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy, Biogas, Renewable Energy,
Presently, Iran has 54 petrochemical plants which supply 53.6 million tons of petrochemical products.
The sector is expected grow to 75 million tons by March 2022 and exceed 100 million tons by March 2026.
(Source: MENAFN, AzerNews, 20 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol,
Shipments have already started, and there are plans to expand the deal to additional mines as it installs on-site storage for biodiesel.
Aemetis owns and operates a 60-million gpy ethanol production facility in California's Central Valley. It also has a 50-million-gpy renewable chemical and advanced fuel production facility on the east coast of India for production of high-quality distilled biodiesel and refined glycerin for US, European and Indian customers. (Source: Aemetis, Mining Magazine, May, 2019) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO , Todd Waltz, (408) 213-0940, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, www.aemetis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Biodiesel,
Borrowers participating in the program pay back the cost of the upgrades to the state Energy Improvement Corp. (EIC), which administers the loans on behalf of the county. The loan will be secured through a lien placed on the "Benefitted Property" by the EIC.
(Source: Franklin County, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Malone Telegram, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Franklin County Economic Dev., Russ Kinyon, Dir., www.fcadc.com; C-PACE Alliance, Cliff Kellogg (202) 744-1984, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.c-pacealliance.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News C-PACE, Energize New York, Energy Efficiency,
The project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimize the energy output. Turbine delivery is slated for Q2, 2020, for commissioning in Q1, 2021.
(Source: Vestas, PR, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Vestas,
Christina Schmidt, +49 40 46778 5153,
Mobile - +49 (0) 160 90141736.,
email@example.com, www.vestas.com; Fortum Oyi, Joonas Rauramo, VP Wind Generation, Vesa Koivisto, Development Manager, +358-50-453-6322, +358 10 4511, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fortum.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortum, Vestas, Wind Turbine, Wind,
The bond is the first to be issued under Hong Kong's HK$100 billion ($12.74 billion) green bond program to fund projects around clean transportation, air quality improvement and green buildings.
"Green bond" issuance worldwide to date this year stands at $41.3 billion, $12 billion of which was raised in Asia. (Source: Reuters, Various Media, May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Bond,
The Hawaiian bill also establishes energy and water efficiency standards for five products not currently covered at the federal level, including computers, faucets, showerheads, spray sprinklers, and certain fluorescent lamps.
California, Oregon and Washington have similar laws mandating that
refrigerators, dishwashers, commercial air conditioners and other appliances meet national appliance efficiency standards.
(Source: Star Advertiser, 21 May, 2019)Contact: Office of Gov. David Y. Ige, www.governor.hawaii.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
To that end, Phillips County officials have inked a $1 million contract with Little Rock-based Entegrity Partners to install an initial 400 kW of solar photovoltaic array, with the capacity to add another 600 kW of solar power in the future. The installation is expected to generate a total of 593,000 kWh per year -- sufficient power for 48 Arkansas homes. The project will be 100 pct funded by the utility cost savings.
The solar system will incorporate 1,194 panels that, combined with new lighting and other energy efficiency upgrades, will deliver a minimum energy cost saving of $81,380 per year. The projects are expected to begin this summer for completion in fall of 2019. (Source: TB&P, 20 May, 2019) Contact: Entegrity Partners,
Rick Vance, (479)301.2517, www.entegritypartners.com; Philips County, https://phillipscounty.arkansas.gov
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Through a variety of strategic initiatives, the company will cut carbon emissions across its global production sites from nearly 2 million tons recorded in 2017 to 960,000 tons by the end of 2030. To that end, the company is looking to expand its high-efficiency facilities and technologies targeting greenhouse gas reduction and alleviating the creation of carbon emissions during the production process.
Additionally, through the expansion of its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, LG plans to secure UNFCCC Certified Emission Reduction (CER) credits. (Source: LG, PR, May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News LG, CDM, Carbon Emissions,
In 2016, no candidate had a specific climate platform, but reports indicate that this year, candidates will need to detail specific action plans if they hope to be taken seriously. Many progressive democrats are demanding candidates formally endorse the Green New Deal, while others expect candidates to refuse campaign donations from the fossil fuel industry.
(Source: inhabitat, Reuters, 20 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
The N155/4.5 is aimed at growth markets with medium wind conditions and for sites "without strict requirements on maximum noise levels or high levels of effective turbulence intensity --
much of the U.S., Latin America, South Africa and south-east Asia," according to Nordex.
The turbine, which uses the same doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) as previous Delta4000 turbines, will initially be available with a 108-metre steel tower, a 120-metre concrete tower and a 164-metre hybrid tower.
Production is due to start in late 2020. (Source: Nordex, May, 2019) Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, email@example.com, www.nordex-online.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex, Wind Turbine,
Aurora's DM-110e was launched as a less expensive version of our DM product line, to address the price-sensitive market for the automation of manual sheet resistance measurements. The DM-100e is typically used by manufacturers for more limited testing after diffusion and, like all of our DM products, is a reliable non-contact system that prevents cell damage during testing, while providing high measurement accuracy and excellent repeatability, according to the company.
(Source: Aurora Solar Technologies Inc., PR, Newsfile, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Aurora Solar Technologies, Gordon Deans, P.Eng.
(778) 241-5000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aurorasolartech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aurora Solar Technologies, Solar Cell,
Aerojet Rocketdyne provides propulsion systems and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, as well as tactical systems, in support of domestic and international customers.
ZAF Energy Systems develops and commercializes next-generation battery technologies that use sustainable, nontoxic materials and can be safely and easily recycled. Its breakthrough battery technologies include a nickel-zinc (NiZn) chemistry and a zinc air chemistry, both of which deliver the highest power and energy density of any battery system in their class. (Source: Aerojet Rocketdyne, PR, 21 May, 2019)
Contact: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Eileen Drake, Pres., CEO,
Ashley Gudzak, In-Space Communications, (571) 236-4091,
ZAF, Randy Moore, Pres., CEO,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery, Energy Storage,
The solar plant is expected to generate about 27.5GWh per year of electric power for the country's grid. The project will also add significantly to the country’s share of renewable energy in the total installed power generation capacity between 4.5GW and 5GW by 2032.
(Source: ADB, 21 May, 2019)Contact: Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, Pres. +63 2 632 4444, www.adb.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Asian Development Bank, Solar,
In its Global Citizenship report, FedEx highlights the fact that it will be adding 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric vehicles to its express fleet in California and
will obtain 30 pct of jet fuel from alternative fuels by 2030. In reaching its goals, the company noted it is ahead of plan for its FedEx Cares goal of investing $200 million in more than 200 global communities by 2020.
(Source: FedEx, PR, 20 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News FedEx, Carbon Emissions,
The offered program, which is targeted to damp and drafty -- often older -- homes with wildly fluctuating temperatures, identifies high utility usage and similar issues as ways to assist and correct the unfavorable conditions. The program can also provide a rebate of up to $1,250 for completion of program recommendations. The program can also provide discounted NEST Thermostat E units, carbon monoxide detectors, showerheads, faucet aerators, and water heater pipe wrap and other energy efficient improvements and services.
(Source: Dominion Energy Ohio, Energy Insider, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy Ohio, Jim Eck, VP & GM of Ohio & West Virginia Distribution, www.dominionenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Ohio, Energy Efficiency,
Under the terms of the order, Vesta will supply and commission the turbines along with a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement, which was designed to ensure optimized performance for the lifetime of the project.
Turbine delivery is slated for Q2, 2020 for commissioning in Q3, 2020.
(Source: Vestas, Compelo, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Vestas, Chris Brown, US & Canada Sales & Serv., www.vestas.com;
EDF Renewables North America, Art DelRio, VP, Wind Technology Strategy, www.edf-re.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables, Vestas, Wind Turbines,
Of the total, $1.5 million will go to Kapawe'no First Nation in Narrows Point to design and install a renewable and eco-friendly forest biomass heating system that will help to reduce the community's reliance on diesel, cut energy costs and generate jobs. The project is funded through the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities program.
$500,000 will be granted to The Rockies Institute in Canmore to bring together the best available Indigenous and scientific knowledge on forest fire management. The project will inform innovative practices for local, regional and provincial climate change adaptation.
The remaining $110,000 is awarded to Nu Ch'anie Society in Cold Lake to pursue various forest sector bioenergy-biomass business development activities. The three projects are funded through the Indigenous Forestry Initiative. (Source: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Biomass, May, 2019) Contact: Natural Resoures Canada Indigenous Forestry Initiative, www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/federal-programs/13125
More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Resources Canada, Forest Biomass, Bioenergy, Biofuel, Natural Resources Canada,
Under the European Union's emissions reduction standards, CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles are to be reduced by 30 pct by 2030.
Sweden is aiming to reduce CO2 emissions from domestic traffic by at least 70 pct by 2030. (Source: Gasum,Regeringen.se, Europa, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Gasum Oy, Mikael Antonsson, +358 20 4471, www.gasum.com/en/About-gasum/Information-about-Gasum/Gasum-in-brief
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas news, LNG news, Biofuel news, Liquified Natural Gas news,
The project, which includes a 15-year post-construction operational phase, is expected to break ground this month.
The waste will be converted into "refuse-derived fuel" (RDF). It will be used as a fuel in cement factories instead of coal and will simultaneously result in a diversion of at least 90 pct of household waste from landfill.
(Source: Emirates RDF, Middle East Technical Review, , 12 May 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Municipal Waste, MSW, Waste-to-Fuel,
For gasoline and diesel oil, rates will remain the same at 23 cents per gallon, while ethanol, methanol and liquefied petroleum gas will be pegged at 11.5 cents per gallon.
The county is expected to net less than $45,000 per year from the biodiesel blends fuel tax. (Source: Maui County Council, Maui News, 18 May, 2019) Contact: Maui County Council, www.mauicounty.gov/66/Council
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel Biodiesel Blend,
According to the release, "GMP's energy supply is 90 pct clean carbon free and 60 pct renewable energy, so heating and cooling with a hyper-efficient heat pump is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, and these new rebates offer great savings to help customers make the switch."
GMP has committed to being 100 pct clean carbon free energy by 2025 and 100 pct renewable by 2030. (Source: Green Mountain Power, PR, Vermont Digger, 17 May, 2019) Contact: Green Mountain Power, Josh Castonguay, VP, (802) 770-3392, email@example.com, www.greenmountainpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Mountain Power, Energy Efficiency,
Among the findings, Perdigao, a field experiment in Vale do Cobrao, a valley in eastern Portugal, shows that the speed and direction of wind over complex terrain at the height of wind turbine hubs differ by as much as 40-50 pct from standard weather forecasts that wind turbine operators rely on to bring facilities online and supply wind power to the grid, according to a report published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
To be useful, wind power forecasts need to be made at least six hours in advance so electric grid operators can balance loads effectively. The Perdigao study aims to improve such forecasts by improving "microscale" models which capture the details of flow surrounding a wind turbine providing wind information at points separated by 100 meters compared to tens of kilometers in standard weather prediction models.
The study was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences. (Source: NSF, 19 May, 2019) Contact:
NSF Public Affairs, (703) 292-8070, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nsf.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, National Science Foundation,
The move is intended to reduce carbon emissions and promote recycling of waste amongst farmers. Kenya has targeted a 30 pct reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.
In 2017 the Sistema.bio Kenya office secured financing from the Kenya Climate Ventures, Factor[e] and
the Shell Foundation to start up its Kenyan operations.
(Source: Sistema.bio, Soko Directory Team, 18 May, 2019)Contact: Sistema.bio, Alex Eaton, CEO, Co-Founder, http://sistema.bio/ke
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas, Biodigester,
Together, Better Buildings partners have saved 1.38 quadrillion BTUs, equivalent to $8.4 billion in energy and cost savings. These market leaders are adopting emerging technologies, advancing the American workforce, and sharing their innovative approaches to energy and water efficiency. The 2019 Better Buildings Progress Report released today highlights this progress and specific accomplishments in the commercial, industrial, residential, and public sectors to improve energy productivity.
Download the 2019 Better Buildings Progress Report HERE.
(Source: US DOE Better Buildings Initiative Release, 17 May, 2019) Contact: Better Buildings Initiative, betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Better Buildings Initiative,
According to Koleilat, the problem with perovskite cells is their durability when exposed to oxygen and humidity. To address the issue, Koleilat and her team designing an environmentally friendly, hybrid organic-inorganic material with perovskite that can stand the test of time.
Koleilat's lab can produce more than 10 solar cells in 3 hours from perovskite film than can be created in just 15 minutes. Koleilat
aims to perfect the molecular recipe of her hybrid material over the next few years. (Source: Dalhousie Univ., CBC, 19 May, 2019) Contact: Dalhousie University, Ghada Koleilat, Assist. Professor of Engineering, (902) 494 4177, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Solar Cell, perovskite ,
The project will capture and sequester virtually all of the plant' facilitate the production of fertilizer, from the co-located WVR plant, with a very low carbon footprint.
Wabash Valley Resources LLC acquired the plant in 2016, with plans to convert it to an ammonia production plant and CCS project. (Source: Wabash Vallet Resources, May, 2019) Contact: Wabash Valley Resources LLC, www.wvresc.com; Philbro LLC,
Simon Greenshields, Pres., CEO, www.phibro.com; OGCI Climate Investments, Pratima Rangarajan, CEO, http://oilandgasclimateinitiative.com/climate-investments.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wabash Valley Resources, CCS, Carbon Capture,
Japan's Orix Corporation reports it will purchase the remaining shares in seven Indian wind power plants totaling 874 MW in the form of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) from Mumbai-based Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) Wind Energy Limited (IWEL). Orix already holds 49 pct of the seven wind farms.
IL&FS expects deal to be closed by the end of June 2019, subject to compliance and regulatory approvals.
(Source: IL&FS, PTI, !8 May, 2019) Contact: Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services, www.ilfsindia.com; ORIX, www.orix.co.jp/grp
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Saudi Arabia plans to use renewable energy such as solar (40 GW), wind (16 GW), and concentrated solar (3 GW) through large-scale investments by 2030,
according to a report by state news agency, SPA.
Speaking in Abu Dhabi on 15 January, the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, said at least 12 renewable energy projects would be launched in 2019 as the kingdom diversifies its energy sector away from petrodollars. (Source: SPA, Middle East Utilities, May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Saudi Arabia, Solar,
The tie-up with Cemex will provide Energy Vault with a network to distribute its “storage towers”. Gonzalo Galindo, Cemex Venture’s chief executive, said: “Energy storage that enables power to be delivered for less than the cost of fossil fuels is critical as the world shifts away from its reliance on carbon-based fuels to renewable energy.
(Source: CEMEX, Global Construction Review, 20 May, 2019) Contact: Energy Vault, Robert Piconi, CEO, 1.626.535.2726,
CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX USA, Ignacio Madridejos, Pres., Megan Lawrence, (713) 722-1799, www.cemexusa.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Energy Vault, Cemex,
Two of these new installations, owned and operated by Nexamp Inc. and developed jointly with Radiance Development LLC, are now in operation. The projects, located in Bainbridge and Leesburg, are generating more than 2 MWs of power feeding into the Georgia Power utility grid under the terms of PPAs.
The 7.5 acre site in Bainbridge site includes more than 3,400 panels and generates over 1.2 MWs of power. The site in Leesburg generates over 1.1 MWs of power from its roughly 4.2-acre plot that includes more than 3,100 panels. Both sites came fully online in the past few weeks.
Nexamp worked closely with Radiance Development LLC on the projects. Radiance led the local development permitting and property leasing while Nexamp handled the construction and will provide all ongoing operations and maintenance support. (Source: Nexamp. RP. 19 May, 2019) Contact: Nexamp Inc., Zaid Ashai, CEO, Keith Hevenor, (617) 431-1440,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Nexamp, Radiance Solar,
According to ICS Secretary General Guy Platten, the ICS is "keen to see further progress on developing more short term measures to help the existing fleet reduce its emissions and are optimistic that IMO Member States can agree some additional regulations, during 2020, combining prescriptive and goal based approaches that will deliver further GHG reductions before 2023."
"While short term measures are important, ICS continues to assert that IMO needs to move quickly onto considering the critical long term measures that will help the industry to deliver the very ambitious target of a 50 percent total cut of GHG emissions by 2050 regardless of trade growth. This can only realistically be achieved with the introduction of commercially viable zero -- or near zero -- CO2 emitting propulsion systems, which means that accelerated research and development programs have to be at the center of the IMO strategy," Platten added. (Source: International Chamber of Shipping, Various Media, MarEx, 18 May, 2019) Contact: IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Chamber of Shipping, Secretary General, Guy Platten, www.ics-shipping.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Emissions, Carbon Emissions,
Clarios was acquired by Brookfield Business Partners and operates as a global energy storage business generating $8 billion in revenues with 56 facilities worldwide.
The company plans to build on its vehicle battery technologies -- producing one-third of the automotive industry's total output per year -- while exploring fast-growing energy storage opportunities.
Clarios will maintain its current global manufacturing and operations footprint, including its corporate headquarters in Glendale, Wisconsin. (Source: Clarios, newKerala, May, 2019) Contact: Clarios, Joe Walicki, Pres., Clay Nesler, JVP Global Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, (855) 324-3650, www.johnsoncontrols.com
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Survey organizations identify greenhouse gas footprint reduction, energy cost savings, energy security and enhanced reputation as key drivers of investment fueling growth in green, net zero energy and resilient buildings. Building controls improvements were cited as the most popular investment energy efficiency related investments.
In Johnson Control's 2008 survey, under 10 pct of respondents had a certified "green" building and only 34 pct planned to certify new construction projects to a recognized green standard. In 2018, 19 pct of U.S. organizations have already achieved voluntary green building certification for at least one of their facilities, and 53 pct plan to in the future. Globally, 14 pct of organizations have achieved voluntary green building certification for at least one of their facilities and 44 pct plan to in the future.
The survey also notes a year-over-year increase in net-zero energy goals, with 61 pct of U.S. organizations extremely or very likely to have one or more facilities that are nearly zero, net zero or positive energy/carbon in the next ten years.(Source: Johnson Controls, Building Design & Construction, Nov., 2018)Contact: Johnson Controls, Clay Nesler, VP Global Sustainability, www.linkedin.com/in/clay-nesler-171a133, www.johnsoncontrols.com/corporate-sustainability/reporting-and-policies/business-and-sustainability-report/environmental-leadership/sustainable-solutions, www.johnsoncontrols.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Johnson Controls, Energy Efficiency,
The tracking system will make it possible to hold polluting plants accountable to environmental standards as well as enable advanced new emissions reduction technologies.
Joining WattTime in the carbon tracking initiative are non-profits Carbon Tracker, a financial think tank that analyses the economic impacts of the energy transition and the first organization to pioneer satellite-based power plant monitoring; and World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization that maintains a comprehensive global power plant database.
(Source: WattTime, PR, 20 May, 2019) Contact: WattTime, Gavin McCormick, Executive Director , (510) 201-9877, www.watttime.org; World Resources Institute, Dan Lashof, U.S. Director,www.wri.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Resources Institute , Carbon Emissions, Google,
To that end, both cities have set targets exceeding the Scottish government's 2045 net-zero target and that set by the UK government's Committee on Climate Change of 2050.
Achieving net-zero status involves more than reducing emissions, it also involves offsetting greenhouse gases released with initiatives such as planting trees.
Glasgow City Council is working with Scottish Power, the energy provider in charge of the UK's largest onshore wind farm near Glasgow. Glasgow's energy sector is dominated by wind power and continued investment in the electricity grid has allowed the city to focus on other parts of the economy such as transport and heating.
Edinburgh's carbon emissions have fallen by about a third since 2005, and the city council aims to continue that momentum by boosting renewable energy, making the city centre a low-emissions zone and encouraging low-carbon design for construction projects.
The city also has schemes in place to reduce waste and increase recycling.
Additionally, cyclists, pedestrians and public transport will have better access to the city centre, which will be off-limits to most cars to help cut emissions. (Source: World Economic Forum May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero Emissions, Carbon Emissions,
Distilled biodiesel is a lower cost fuel than diesel, reduces particulate emissions by 90 percent and significantly reduces carbon emissions. (Source: Aemetis, PR, 20 May, 2019)Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO (408) 213-0940, firstname.lastname@example.org www.aemetis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Biodiesel,