According to the PSC's order granting the certificate, 100 MW Ball Hill Wind is expected to be operational by the end of 2020 and have a 20 year life span. The PSC approval included decommissioning security be provided to the towns in the form of a letter of credit. (Source: NYPSC, The Observer, 12 May, 2019) Contact: Ball Hill Wind Energy,
(860) 661-3818, www.ballhillwind.com; Renewable Energy Systems (RES), www.res-group.com
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The report divides the Algae Biofuel market into various regions -- North America, Middle-East a and Africa, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Europe-- as well as nationally.
The report benchmarks and profiles the Algae Biofuel industry leading players on the basis of product portfolio, manufacturing plants, market pricing, sales footprint, target customer types, etc.
Sample Report PDF HERE.
Complete TOC of the Report HERE. (Source: ICRWorld Research, Market News Live, May, 2019) Contact: ICRWorld Research, www.icrworld.com, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/icrworld
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The two island countries agreed that all Pacific Island countries must allow more flexibility in their economies, policies and infrastructures to consolidate the climate change fight.
Cook Island's Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown called on all Pacific island countries to continue to work together to find avenues that can further mitigate climate change. (Source: FBC News, 11 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation,
The problem stems from an "unauthorized discharge of industrial wastewater" in November, 2018.
If constructed, the planned facility would generate as much as 14 pct of the Big Island's power needs. The plant's future is now back in the hands of the PUC.
(Source: Hawaii News Now, 10 Mat, 2019) Contact: Hu Honua Bioenergy LLC, Warren Lee, Pres., (808) 964-1101, www.huhonua.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hu Honua Bioenergy ,
In its coverage, the Boston Herald noted a recently released federal government report predicts coal in the months ahead will account for 25 percent of U.S. power generation, down by about half over the past decade. (Source: Cloud Peak Energy Company, Boston Herald, AP, 11 May, 2019) Contact: Cloud Peak Energy, www.cloudpeakenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal,
The standard set aspirational yet rational requirements incorporating annual benchmarks and establishing accountability measures such as implementation plans. As the Commission deliberates its next steps on energy efficiency, here are a few considerations commissioners should keep in mind:
For the sake of ratepayers, air quality and public health, the Commission should vote on May 22 to advance Arizona’s Energy Efficiency Standard to at least 35 pct by 2030. (Source: Green Valley News, 12 May, 2019)
Contact: Arizona Corporation Commission, (602) 542-3026, www.azcc.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The light bulb efficiency requirements were adopted in 2017 and would save consumers an estimated $12 billion per year in electricity costs and an estimated 34 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2025.
The Vermont AG notes the rollback would significantly limit the lightbulbs subject to conservation standards by changing the definitions used to decide which lamps would be covered by the efficiency standards.
(Source: Office of Vermont Attorney General, WRAL, AP, 12 May, 2019) Contact: Office of Vermont Attorney General, (802)828-3171, https://ago.vermont.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lightbulb, Energy Efficiency,
According to the mayor,
the town should offer a range of different options as well as incentives for owners of existing properties to convert to solar and other renewable energy options. (Source: Chapel Hill Town Council, Chapelboro.com, 12 May, 2019) Contact: Chapel Hill Town Council, (919) 968-2757, www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/government/mayor-council
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Rooftop Solar,
Presently, between 6 and 8 pct of the city's energy needs are drawn from renewable energy resources. Atlanta's green energy plan touts the creation of 8,000 new jobs and claim the plan could also help low-income families in other ways.
More than 100 cities have recently pledged to run on 100 pct renewable energy, signing onto the Sierra Club's Ready For 100 campaign. To that end, the city
aims to: cut energy consumption 25 to 30 pct;
insulating old homes; installing energy-efficient lights; installing better HVAC systems; installing commercial and residential solar systems; increased battery energy storage for solar energy: and using renewable-energy credits from outside the state to offset coal and gas power still coming from the local grid; as well as maintain nuclear power as part of the city's energy mix. (Source: City of Atlanta, BBC, May, 2019) Contact: City of Atlanta,
Amol Naik, chief Resilience Officer,firstname.lastname@example.org, www.atlantaga.gov; Sierra Club/i> Ready For 100 www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Solar, Energy Efficiency,
A Saigon retail is quoted as saying, "There are months where we only sold several hundred litres of E5. This is small so it is difficult to store this type of biofuel. Since E5 is a biofuel, if left for long, water will separate from the fuel, causing it to spoil." E5 fuel retails claim the fuel doesn’t sell because consumers still have doubts about its quality and prices are not attractive enough for them to make the switch.
(Source: Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade, VN Express International, 12 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News E5, Biofuel, Vietnam Biofuel,
The research team achieved it by using organic molecules capable of absorbing light wavelengths. These transparent panels primarily focus on infrared and UV light, All of the captured light is transported to the contour of the panel where it will be converted to electricity.
Determining the commercial viability of these transparent cells will take up some time. If deemed commercially viable, this technology can easily offset most of the energy use of large buildings. For households and store owners, it can help them cut down on regular electricity bills as well. There are a lot of potential consequences to this research, albeit nothing has been set in stone at this time.
(Source:Michigan State University, NULLTX, 12 May,
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Perovskite solar cells, using materials with the same 3D structure as calcium titanium oxide, are cheaper to make, thinner and can be easily printed onto surfaces. They also work in low light conditions and can produce a higher voltage than silicon cells.
The research team tested the waterproofing by submerging the coated perovskite cells in water and using the harvested solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The coated cells worked underwater for 30 hours, roughly ten hours longer than the previous record.
. The study is published in the open access journal Nature Communications. (Source: University of Bath Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Gren Car Congress, 13 May, 2019)
Contact: University of Bath Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, +44 0 1225 385820, email@example.com, www.csct.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Perovskite Solar Cell,
The 3-year study is intended to expedite the development of a commercialized cellulosic biofuel sector by improving the efficiency of the logistics systems of woody biomass feedstock required for biofuel production.
The study will determine woody biomass quality in the Southeast and identify the relationship with conversion performance. Additionally, the cost and energy use for woody biomass feedstock size reduction through both conventional and advanced technologies will be obtained at an industrial scale, and the cost and quality of the feedstock will be incorporated to address the challenges of balancing cost and quality in feedstock logistics for scaling up biofuel production.
The study includes the evaluation of alternative pre-processing technologies in feedstock logistics systems for hardwood logging residues and an energy crop -- hybrid poplar -- to supply biofuel production.
The UTIA multidisciplinary research team includes agricultural economists, forest scientists, chemists, and biosystems engineers, with collaboration from a bioenergy company, Proton Power, Inc., and a biomass research and development company, Forest Concepts, LLC. (Source: University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Bioenergy Insight, 13 May, 2019) Contact: University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, (865) 974-6756, https://ag.tennessee.edu/Pages/default.aspx
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Biofuel,
The Vineyard Wind Connector project will consist of sub-sea and sub-surface electrical transmission lines and a new substation that will connect the Vineyard Wind turbine array to the Massachusetts electric grid.
Construction is scheduled to begin this year and is expected to be operational by 2021. (Source: Vineyard Wind, May, 2019)
Contact: Contact: Vineyard Wind, Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO ,(508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vineyard Wind, Offshore Wind, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,
Burmeister & Wain (BWSC) is a project developer, turnkey EPC contractor and O&M provider of tailor-made fossil-fueled and renewable energy power plants. The company
provides in-depth support and financial stability during the project development stage, extensive turnkey power plant design and build experience during the construction phase, and operational expertise in future operation and maintenance.(Source: Burmeister & Wain, Interfax, Biofuels Digest, 8 May, 2019)
Contact: Burmeister & Wain, +45 48 14 00 22, +45 48 14 01 50 - fax., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bwsc.com
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To date, six rebates totaling $50,500 have been awarded under the Small Manufacturers Energy Waste Reduction Incentive Pilot program, which is now available to small manufacturers statewide through July 31.
(Source: Michigan Energy Office, 8 May, 2019)Contact: Michigan Energy Office, Robert Jackson, Dir., David Herb, HerbD@Michigan.gov, www.michigan.gov/energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Michigan Energy Office,
In 2015, the year before it was acquired by Tesla, SolarCity installed 870 MW of solar systems shrinking to 326 MW of installations in 2018 under Tesla's ownership.
Tesla acquired SolarCity in 2016 for $2.6 billion and planned to offer solar panels and home battery storage systems to consumers through its retail stores and online. In 2018, Tesla cut prices on its residential solar systems and its often touted solar roof tiles have not yet been produced on a commercial scale.
Convergent is the largest operator of energy storage solutions in Ontario, with 26 MW in service. Shell Energies North America provides comprehensive power services to industrial customers throughout North America, including Ontario. Under the partnership agreement, Convergent's energy storage solutions will be offered to existing Shell Energy North America customers in Canada. (Source: Convergent, PR, 8 May, 2019) Contact: Convergent, Johannes Rittershausen, CEO, 917.508.0274, email@example.com, www.convergentep.com; Shell New Energies, Eric Bradley, GM,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Convergent, Energy Storage,
An increase to 20 pct -- the default rate of VAT for goods and services -- was initially expected in the 2016 Budget but later withdrawn. The government seeks to amend the discounted rate so that a full 20 pct rate of VAT is applied to the machinery costs should they be above 60 pct of a total solar installation fee.'
Homeowners aged 60 years or older and those receiving particular benefits, and housing associations will be eligible for the reduced rate. The UK National Renewable Energy Association has come out in opposition to the proposed 15 pct increase. (Source: UK National Renewable Energy Association, Energy Storage, 7 May, 2019) Contact: UK National Renewable Energy Association, www.r-e-a.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Solar,
Under the $842,000 study, Boral Timber, a hardwood and softwood supplier, will explore the technical and financial viability of establishing a biorefinery near the Herons Creek sawmill.
If constructed, the proposed biorefinery could cost around $35 million and could convert up to 50,000 tpy of waste sawmill residue into transport-grade renewable diesel and bitumen.
(Source: ARENA, World Highways, 8 May, 2019) Contact: Boral Timber , Wayne Manners, Exec. Manager, www.boral.com.au/products/timber, www.boral.com; Arena,
Global Ecofuel Solutions, https://gefs.es
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The Netherlands is aiming for a 25 pct reduction by 2020 compared with 1990, but new RIVM figures put the drop at only 14.5 pct by 2018. At the same time, the amount of greenhouse gasses per head of the population is 34 pct above the European average.
(Source: RIVM, DutchNews, 9 May, 2019)Contact: Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, +31 (0) 30 274 9111, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rivm.nl/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Carbon Emissions,
NIPSCO claims its recently completed analysis found its plan would save its 460,000 Indiana ratepayers and the state money over the long term.
In its Integrated Resource Plan, NIPSCO proposes closing its Wheatfield coal plant by 2023 and its coal unit in Michigan City by 2028. With the closures, the percentage of electric power generated by coal would decrease from 65 pct today to 15 pct in 2023 and zero by 2028.
NIPSCO proposes replacing the 1,800 MW of electric power generated by the two coal plants with a mixture of 1,500 mw of solar with battery backup, 150 mw of wind, 125 mw of reduced demand through efficiency and demand-side management programs, and 50 mw of electricity purchased from other utilities.
Although NIPSCO says its electric power shift will save ratepayers more than $4 billion in the long run, it has asked IURC to approve a 12 pct rate hike to pay for decommissioning its existing power plants and building the renewable capacity to replace it. (Source: NIPSCO, Heartland Inst., May, 2019) Contact: NIPSCO, www.nipsco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NIPSCO, Coal, Renewable Energy,
The research aims to advance potential scalable technologies that improve energy efficiency, minimize greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce emissions from the production of fossil fuels and petrochemicals, according to ExxonMobil.
Initial collaborative efforts will explore ways to bring biofuels and carbon capture and storage (CCS) to commercial scale across the power generation, transportation, and manufacturing sectors. (Source: ExxonMobil, GreenCar Congress, 9 May, 2019)Contact: Exxon Mobil, William M. Colton, VP Strategic Planning, www.exxonmobil.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ExxonMobil, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Biouels, CCS,
Of the 20 countries that reduced emissions, Portugal made the largest reduction with 9.0 pct in 2018, followed by Bulgaria at 8.1 pct, Ireland at 6.8 pct, and Germany with a 5.4 pct drop.
Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Finland's emissions were unchanged while
Latvia's emissions jumped 8.5 pct in 2018. (Source: Eurostat, CPH Post, 9 May, 2019)
Contact: Eurostat, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/home
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, European Union,
This year solar, which is now a $17 billion industry, and other renewables -- excluding hydropower -- are expected to provide 11 pct of U.S. electricity generation.
By 2024, there will be one solar energy system installed per minute in the United States, Wood Mackenzie said. (Source: SEIA Website, 9 May, 2019) Contact: SEIA, Abigail Ross-Hopper, CEO, (202) 682-0556, email@example.com, www.seia.org
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In an effort to bolster their sustainability initiatives, the institution decided to be the first to incorporate Onyx Solar amorphous silicon (a-Si) technology into CITE's building envelope. Also known as a curtain-wall, this large window of 20 pct transparency incorporates 18 photovoltaic glass panels totaling 510 square-feet. The installation's peak power amounts to 1.3 KW
The $85-million project was designed by Perkins + Will Architects Canada and financially supported by the federal and provincial governments.
(Source: Belnor Engineering Inc., PR, 9 May, 2019) Contact: Belnor Engineering Inc., Supriya Verma (PR Director), (905) 264-6372,
More Low-Carbon Energy News PV Solar,
Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, is looking at about $560 million in its share of the contract with European grid operator TenneT Offshore. The project is Keppel Offshore & Marine's "first major project in the renewable energy sector since 2010", when the Keppel unit entered the offshore wind market and built an electrical transformer and maintenance platform for a German offshore wind farm.
The partners, along with subcontractor ASEA Brown Boveri, will also carry out the installation and start-up operations for the converter stations, which are slated to be finished by 2024.
(Source: KEPPLE, Singapore Business Times, Strait Times, 9 May, 2019) Contact: KEPPEL Corp., Chris Ong, CEO, +65 6270 6666, +65 6413 6391 - fax., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kepcorp.com; Aibel, https://aibel.com/en
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The company, which currently emits around 3.3 million metric tpy of C02,
aims to achieve its goal by increasing energy efficiency, increasing the share of renewables in its energy supply mix to as much as 40 pct, accessing more green power and offsetting unavoidable CO2 emissions.
This includes financing climate protection projects such as wind power in the Caribbean or forest conservation in Africa to offset just under 40 pct of its energy consumption, according to the company release. The company expects its initiative to
Icome in at a cost of €2 billion ($2.24 billion) but to deliver about €1 billion in energy efficiency savings.
(Source: Robt. Bosch LLC, Various Media, Reuters, 8 May, 2019)
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The project is subject to US EPA approval.
(Source: News & Tribune, 8 May, 2019)
Contact: Wabash Valley Resources LLC, (929) 400-5230, www.wvresc.com
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The program is designed to help municipalities manage energy, conserve resources and save money through the use of building energy bench-marking, motion sensor controlled lights, building code enforcement and other related measures.
(Source: City of Norristown, Times Herald, 8 May, 2019) Contact: Sustainable Pennsylvania, www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org
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With its Entergy Solutions programs, Entergy Texas helped customers save more than 1,385,000 kWh of electricity. Other key accomplishments included coordinating and sponsoring HVAC training for more than 86 HVAC contractors, home energy rating companies, and home builders in the Houston and Golden Triangle markets and distributing more than 3,500 ENERGY STAR-branded promotional products during builder meetings, model home visits and at industry events.
Approximately 144,000 Entergy Texas customers have participated in the company's energy efficiency programs and received over $95 million in program incentives since 2002.
Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 MW of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 MW of nuclear power. The company serves 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. (Source: Entergy, Woodlands OnLine, 8 May, 2019) Contact: Entergy Texas, www.entergy-texas.com
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This year the Forest Service received 140 proposals, demonstrating the expanding interest in using wood in traditional and unconventional ways as an innovative building material or a renewable energy source. Of the 41 projects selected, 29 focus upon expanding markets for wood products and 12 seek to increase markets for wood energy. Some of the proposed projects will help fuel small-scale, combined heat and power projects and biochar market development.
Projects will take place in 20 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.
The Forest Service notes that over the past decade, low harvest rates, aging forests, mortality from insect and disease infestations, and extreme weather events have combined to create conditions prime for catastrophic wildfires. These grants support the development of consumer products that use the excess forest material.Download information on the Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center
(Source: U.S. Forest Service, PR, 8 May, 2019) Contact: U.S. Forest Service, www.fs.usda.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Forest Service, Woody Biomass, Biomass,
The effort started with a grant from the US DOE and will continue with funding from both the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and a continued partnership with NHSaves.
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services NHSaves energy efficiency awards were made in two categories: Most Efficient and Most Improved. The Winnipesaukee River Basin Program was among the overall most energy-efficient wastewater treatment plants. (Source: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Laconia Daily Sun, 8 May, 2019) Contact: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, (603) 271-3503, www.des.nh.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The PowerFluid boiler to be supplied by Andritz features lowest emissions, high efficiency and availability, as well as highest fuel flexibility. It forms an essential part of a high-efficiency biomass power plant for supply of green energy to the national grid.
The biomass power plant, which will be fired with wood pellets and palm kernel shells, will generate around 74.8 MWel of power when it comes online in early 2023. (Source: Andritz, 8 May, 2019)
Contact: Andritz, Oliver Pokorny, Investor Relations, +43 (316) 6902 1332, email@example.com, www.andritz.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Woody Biomass, Andritz, Wood Pellet,
Soybean oil is the most commonly used vegetable oil for biodiesel production, and inputs reached 7.1 billion pounds during the latest soybean oil marketing year which ran from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018.
Between marketing year 2010-2011 and marketing year 2017-2018, U.S. domestic biodiesel production grew from 700 million gpy to 1.8 billion gpy.
The production increase was largely driven by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel blending mandate.
(Source: US EIA, Xinhua, 8 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News US EIA, Soybean, Soybean Oil, BiodieselBiofuel,
The bus fleet is expected to consume nearly 22,000 tonnes of B5 biodiesel this year. As of the end of April, B5 biodiesel was reportedly being sold at 247 filling stations in Shanghai. (Source: Xinhua, 7 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, B5, Gutter Oil,
The Saunamaa project will incorporate eight V150-4.2MW wind turbines and the Suolakangas project will utilize nine V150-4.2MW turbines. Vestas intends to begin deliveries in the second quarter of 2020, whilst commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2020. The two wind parks will come in at approximately €80 million.
Valorem has entered a joint venture with UK-based fund management business Octopus Energy Investments (OEI) for the construction and operation of the projects.
The French firm will hold a minority stake in the two farms. Valorem, through its subsidiaries Valrea, Valemo and its local partner Megatuuli, will manage the construction and operation of the wind farms.
(Source: Vestas, Power Technology, 7 May, 2019) Contact: Valorem , Jean-Yves Grandidier , Pres.,+33 556 494 265,
Fax +33 556 492 456, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.valorem-energie.com;
Vestas, Andres Domínguez, +34 649294007 ANDMS@vestas.com, www.vestas.com
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JinkoSolar manufactures and distributes its solar products and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base worldwide. JinkoSolar's vertically integrated solar product value chain has an integrated annual capacity of 9.7 GW for silicon wafers, 7.0 GW for solar cells, and 10.8 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2018.
JinkoSolar operates 7 production facilities and has 15 oversea subsidiaries. (Source: JinkoSolar, PR, May, 2019) Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Rene Du , +86 21-5183-3077
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HTEC will receive $2 million funding from NRC through its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI), and $1 million from The Government of British Columbia through its Clean Energy Vehicle Programme.
The funding is part of Canada's $182.5 million investment to develop a coast-to-coast fast-charging network for electric vehicles and to establish natural gas stations along key freight corridors and hydrogen stations in metropolitan centres.
The investment will also ensure Canada-US alignment of standards for low-carbon vehicles and refuelling infrastructure.
(Source: HTEC, gasworld, May, 2019) Contact: HTEC, Colin Armstrong, CEO, (604) 904-0412, www.htec.ca
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The innovative 3D design removes many of the manufacturing process steps required by existing photovoltaics (PV) modules and allows new materials to be used that would not usually be appropriate in regular solar cells, according to a release.
Other benefits of the design include the removal of expensive transparent conductive oxides and the use of simple and low cost electrical interconnections and the ability to tune electrical output to match user requirements.
(Source: The Tribune, PTI, 2 May, 2019) Contact: Power Roll, Neil Spann, CEO, +44 (0)191 543 9254,
email@example.com, www.powerroll.solar; University of Sheffield,
Professor David Lidzey, Department of Physics and Astronomy , +44 (0)114 22 23501,
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Climate Change has been widely recognized as one of the greatest challenges for and threats to society. However, placing a cost on emitting CO2 has been limited to regional markets that are not interconnected, with the price paid by emitters being insufficient to incentivize investment in cleaner technologies.
Spark Change has created a transformational financial instrument, Spark, that integrates regional carbon markets into a single product, simultaneously allowing investors to gain exposure to a global carbon price and forcing emitters to invest in cleaner technologies and accelerate the reduction in emissions.
Spark Change's Cloud-based CTRM platform gathers live pricing information via regional integrations with exchanges across Europe, North America and soon China. Smart contracts are used to calculate a global carbon price using the weighted emissions per GDP of each of these regions, and the proceeds from every investment in Spark used to automatically execute the purchase of emission allowances from across the regional markets. The distributed ledger allows reconciliation of the number of Spark held by investors with the number of emissions allowances being held in reserve, creating a one-to-one asset backed financial instrument.
(Source: Spark Change; PR, May, 2019) Contact: Spark Change, Joff Hamilton-Dick, CEO, www.sparkchange.io; BJSS, www.bjss.com
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In other Neste news, the effectiveness of Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel in reducing black carbon emissions has been recognized in a competition organized by the Climate Leadership Coalition, the Bioenergy Association of Finland, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the Finnish Environment Institute, and the Central Association of Chimney Sweeps. According to NASA, renewable fuel has the potential to cut particulate emissions by up to 70 pct from aircraft engines.
(Source: Neste, Baltic News Network, May, 2019)
Contact: Neste, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; Bioenergy Association of Finland, www.bioenergia.fi/English
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To that end, MBTA plans to invest as much as $30 million in energy efficiency projects including the installation of LED lighting and upgrades to HVAC systems for an expected savings of $2.7 million in annual energy costs and the prevention of 10,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases.
Eversource and National Grid will provide incentives to the MBTA that, based on the transportation agency's targeted energy use reductions, would add up to a total benefit of approximately $9 million. The Mass.Department of Energy Resources (DOER) will also provide $3.5 million in funding from its Leading by Example program.
(Source: MBTA, Sentinel & Enterprise News, May, 2019) Contact: MBTA , Steve Poftak, GM, www.mbta.com; National Grid, www.nationalgridus.com;
Mass. DOER, (617) 626-7300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mass.gov/doer; Eversource, Vilak Subrahmanian, VP Energy Efficiency,
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In April 2018, the power of Longi's 60-cell monocrystalline half-cut PERC module exceeded 360W, setting the world record of the highest power of 60-cellPERC half-cut module. In January this year, the positive conversion efficiency of Longi monocrystalline PERC cells reached 24.06 percent, breaking through the industry's previously theoretical PERC cell efficiency limit of 24 pct, according to a release.
(Source: LongiSolar, PR, Renewables, 7 May, 2019) Contact: LongiSolar, Dr. Lv Jun, VP, + 86-021-6104 7380, https://en.longi-solar.com
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Bio-TCat technology produces a mixture of benzene, toluene and xylene (AnelloMate BTX), which are bio-based and chemically identical to petroleum-derived counterparts. Bio-TCat technology also produces AnelloMate Distillate, a heavier aromatics product that can be upgraded into a high-quality biofuels blendstock for jet or diesel transportation fuel using conventional refinery processing. Cellulosic ethanol or hydrogen can be made from Bio-TCat's carbon monoxide co-product by using third-party technology.
Anellotech is planning construction of its first commercial plant and is engaging in partnership and funding discussions with existing and new strategic partners.
The plant will be capable of processing 500 bone-dry tonnes/day of loblolly pine wood into 40,000 tpy of products including benzene, toluene, xylenes, and C9+ aromatics to use as fuels or for production of bio-based plastics for packaging and consumer products.
(Source: Anellotech, PR, GreenCar Congress, 7 May, 2019) Contact: Anellotech Inc., David Sudolsky, Pres., (845) 735-7700, DSudolsky@anellotech.com, www.anellotech.com
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Tesvolt is establishing and financing new 1GWh production facilities for lithium storage systems without outside funding, while the EU will finance around 10 pct of the production line costs.
(Source: Tesvolt, ESI Africa, 7 May, 2019) Contact: Tesvolt, Daniel Hannemann, +49 (0) 3491 8797-100,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery, Energy Storage,
The wind farm is part of Akamai's commitment to source renewable energy for 50 pct of its global network operations by 2020.
The Seymour Hills project, which is included in ERCOT, incorporates 12 wind turbines to generate 30 MW of energy. (Source: Akamai Technologies, telecompaper, 7 May, 2019) Contact: Akamai Technologies, www.akamai.com
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In traditional wind farms, each turbine is individually optimized. Each creates its own turbulence, or wake, which prevents downwind turbines from receiving full energy from the wind stream, significantly reducing wind energy production. Vayu estimates two-thirds of U.S. wind farms experience reduced capacity due to wind wake. Emerson and Vayu's solution leverages key data and machine learning to enable turbines to work cooperatively, adjusting the side-to-side movement of each turbine based on wind speed, wind direction and other parameters to extract the optimum energy from wind.
Emerson's Ovation compact controller will communicate data from each turbine's wind sensor to the Vayu system every 1-2 seconds thus enabling near-real-time data to accurately calculate the optimum setting for each turbine.
Ovation compact control technology can easily interface with any turbine controller, regardless of manufacturer, eliminating the significant time and expense associated with removing and replacing existing turbine controls. (Source: Emerson, PR, 8 May, 2019) Contact: Emerson, Bob Yeager, Pres. Power & Water, (314) 982-8608, www.emerson.com/en-us; Ystrategies Corp., www.ystrategies.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Emerson, Wind,
The legislation is intended to introduce and secure the sufficiency and stability of the country's energy resources by promoting the development and utilization of efficient renewable energy technologies and systems as well as delineating responsibilities among various government agencies and private entities.
The newly-signed law creates the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan (NEECP), a national comprehensive framework that defines national targets and feasible strategies, as well as imposes regular monitoring and evaluation system.
The law also mandates the development and maintenance of a centralized National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Database (NEECD) on the application and use of energy efficient and renewable technologies, and other relevant information. that will about energy consumption. The system will be developed, monitored and maintained by the Philippine DOE.
(Source: Sunstar, Yahoo Philippines, 7 May, 2019)
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