The partnership supports the investigation into sustainable solutions to support the increasing global requirements for biofuels, lubricants, and raw materials, whilst capturing carbon dioxide.
According to TOTAL, algae are sustainable sources of biomass which can be used for a multitude of applications including biofuels production and CO2 sequestration using non-arable lands.
(Source: Qatar University, TOTAL, MENAFN, 19 Nov., 2019) Contact: TOTAL Research Center Qatar University, Yousef Al Jaber, Director, +974 4403 3333, www.qu.edu.qa; TOTAL, Marie-Noelle Semeria, Snr. VP, Group CTO, https://fr.linkedin.com › marie-noëlle-semeria-859b8897, www.total.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae, Algae Biofuel, TOTAL, CCUS ,
The study notes researchers have found a way of removing lignin and making useful products from it, as well as getting access to plant carbohydrates for production of biofuels. Even with lignin removed, however, the Purdue team had to find ways to break the tightly connected plant cells apart so that chemical catalysts or yeasts used in the biofuel refining process could do their jobs.
With all the lignin removed through a nickel-carbon catalysis, the research team treated poplar wood particles with trifluoroacetic acid to loosen the tightly packed crystalline cellulose and its aggregation into large bundles in plant cell walls.
The trifluoroacetic acid causes the cellulose to swell, making it easier to access the glucose molecules present in the cell walls for fermentation to ethanol -- or using other chemical catalysts discovered by the C3Bio team, the cellulose and other carbohydrates can be converted to platform chemicals, such as hydroxymethylfurfural and levulinic acid, which are substrates or precursors for liquid hydrocarbon fuels. (Source: Purdue Center for Plant Biology, Plant Biotechnology Journal, AgriNews, 9 Nov., 2019)Contact: Purdue Center for Plant Biology, C3Bio,
Prof. Maureen McCann,
765-496-1779, email@example.com, www.purdue.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lignin, Woody Biomass, Purdue University,
IMO noted that it has already adopted mandatory technical and operational measures to improve the energy efficiency of ships and reduce GHG emissions, including the energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships of 400 GT and above.
(Source: IMO. Bunkerspot, Nov., 2019)Contact: International Maritime Organization, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Maritime Organization,
The project, a partnership between French utility Engie and EDP Renewables, will incorporate three V164-10.0 MW turbines mounted on WindFloat semi-submersible floating platforms from by Principle Power. (Source: MHI Vestas, Various Media, 18 Nov., 2019) Contact: MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vestas.com; EDP Renewables, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind, Engie, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Engie, EDP Renewables,
The tool, which free through the KCVS website www.climatesolutions.kcvs.ca, is peer-reviewed by 25 global experts on a variety of intersecting fields including climate change, mitigation strategies and impacts and education.
The tool allows users to customize climate change mitigation strategies through adjusting multiple variables from five different sectors -- electricity, transportation, land use, buildings and materials.
Each sector breaks down into sub-categories to reveal more specific information about how some variables are more carbon-intensive than others. The tool is supported by Energy Efficiency Alberta, a provincial government agency.
(Source: Kings Center for Visualization of Science , The Tyee, 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: Kings Center for Visualization of Science (KCVS), Peter Mahaffy, Dir., www.climatesolutions.kcvs.ca; Energy Efficiency Alberta, 844-357-5604, www.efficiencyalberta.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero Emissions, Energy Efficiency Alberta, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
"Today millions of us are living, working and learning in LEED-certified buildings around the world. These spaces are using less energy and water, mitigating the environmental burden on their communities, saving money and offering the people who occupy them a better quality of life. This latest milestone demonstrates how the global green building community is delivering on the vision we set forth more than 20 years ago with better buildings and spaces that equal better lives," said USGBC Pres. Mahesh Ramanujam. (Source: USGBC, 17 Nov., 2019) Contact: US Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, Energy Efficiency,
Shizen has contributed to the development of about 1GW of renewable energy projects in Japan as well as solar PV projects in Brazil, Vietnam and Thailand.
Northland has a net interest in more than 2GW of operational clean energy projects worldwide, including
a 60 stake in the 1,044MW Hai Long offshore wind cluster under development in Taiwan.
(Source: Japanese Wind Power Association, Northland Power, Wind Power Monthly, 18 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Northland Power Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com;Shizen Energy, +81 3-3868-0344, www.shizenenergy.net; Japanese Wind Power Association, www.jwpa.jp
More Low-Carbon Energy News Shizen Energy, Northland Power , Offshore Wind, Japan Wind,
For every gallon of SAF produced, GEVO also produces approximately 10 pounds of protein that goes into the food supply chain and can sequester up to 2 pounds of CO2 as carbon into the soil, making it one of the only renewable jet fuel producers to produce both food and fuel while sequestering CO2. GEVO will also be more transparent with its sustainability practices by utilizing blockchain technology to track its sustainable agriculture efforts, according to the GEVO release. (Source: GEVO, Biofuels Prod., 15 Nov., 2019)Contact: GEVO, Patrick Gruber, CEO, 303-858-8358, email@example.com, www.gevo.com; Scandinavian Airline System, www.sasgroup.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO, Aviation Biofuel, Jet Biofuel, Sustainable Aviation Fuel,
Eligible applicants include agricultural businesses, communities, farms, public entities, non-profits and small businesses located in rural areas. There are two types of grants available, planning initiatives and infrastructure implementation. Examples of planning initiatives could include any rural energy efficient planning, including audits, such as engineering or re-engineering of buildings, equipment, and/or feasibility studies that propose to utilize higher efficiency technologies.
Infrastructure implementation could include replacing outdated, inefficient equipment or machinery in an agribusiness. It could also include conducting energy efficient projects that will have a measurable impact on energy usage for HVAC, refrigeration, water quality, livestock, dairy or other types of crop-growing or commercial operations.
The OED administers grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. These grants promote the use of alternative power and fuels, energy efficiency and public education on energy issues in Indiana. (Source: Indiana Office of Energy Development, PR, 17 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Indiana Office of Energy Dev., Tristan Vance, Dir., 317- 232-8939, firstname.lastname@example.org, Grant Details, email@example.com, www.in.gov/oed
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
The Swiss-EU agreement regulates the mutual recognition of emissions rights from the two ETS systems, each with its own legal basis. From January 2020, emissions from civil aviation and fossil fuel power stations will be included in the Swiss ETS, as is currently the case in the EU.
The EU ETS operates in 31 countries -- the EU's member states, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. A single, EU-wide cap applies, and auctioning is the default method for allocating allowances. The Swiss ETS is also based on the cap-and-trade principle.(Source: Swiss Federal Council, SwissInfo, TaxNews.com, 15 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Swiss Federal Council, www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/federal-council.html
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The RDU, along with corresponding rail infrastructure and storage tanks, is estimated to have a total capital cost of $350 million, and is expected to be completed in Q1 of 2022. The RDU will be funded with cash on hand and is expected to generate an internal rate of return between 20 pct and 30 pct.
HollyFrontier owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah and markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. (Source: HollyFrontier, PR, 18 Nov., 2019) Contact: HollyFrontier Corp., George John Demiris, CEO, Craig Biery, Inv. Relations, 214-954-6510, www.hollyfrontier.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News HollyFrontier, Renewable Diesel ,
The legislation includes tax breaks for commuters and people who invest in improving their home energy efficiency and insulation. (Source: MyNorthwest, AP, 15 Nov., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax,
The report also notes
Russia, China, the US and India are responsible for half of all carbon emissions.
(Source: Changing America, 15 Nov. 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, GHGs, COP15, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
The plan promotes the replacement of old and inefficient technologies in energy consumption, with new and cost-effective systems including
indoor and outdoor lighting systems, air conditioning, heat pumps, compressed air systems, streamlining various manufacturing processes, and more.
These projects are expected to bring in annual savings of about 175 million kWh, estimated at $24 million per year.
This plan is part of a national strategic program to implement greenhouse gas emission reduction and energy efficiency targets. (Source: Xinhua, 18 Nov., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency news, Energy Consumption news,
KEPCO noted it won the project from Canadian Solar in September, and will build and operate additional solar power plants across Aguascalientes and Sonora states in Mexico. (Source: KEPCO, 17 Nov., 2019) Contact: KEPCO, www.kepco.co.kr/eng; Canadian Solar, Dr. Shawn Qu, CEO, www.canadiansolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Korea Electric Power, Canadian Solar, Solar,
According to the release, $22 million facility will employ up to 20 people. (Source: Avantium, Chemical & engineering News, 17 Nov., 2019)Contact: Avantium, Tom van Aken , CEO, +31 (0)20 586 8080, www.avantium.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Avantium , ethylene,
Presently, AIIB's major
investments include $500 million in a Mumbai Urban Transport Project, $455 million in Andhra Pradesh Rural Roads Project and $450 million in AP Urban Water Supply Project. (Source: AIIB,
Press Trust of India, 17 Nov., 2019) Contact: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, www.aiib.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, AIIB, Wind, Solar, Renewable Energy India,
LEEDCo's six-turbine "Icebreaker Windpower" project has been in the works since 2009.
In supporting LEEDCo, the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners noted the
County has potential for its own wind energy projects down the road, and the LEEDCo project will serve as a regional starting point for future Lake Eries offshore wind projects. (Source: LEEDCo, Ashtabula Star Beacon, 17 Nov., 2019)Contact: LEEDCo, Lorry Wagner, Pres., (216) 241-9201, www.leedco.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation, LEEDCo, Offhsore Wind,
The $65 million construction contract was awarded to a Design Build Joint Venture partnership of SNC-Lavalin Construction and Aecon Atlantic in 2013 but was constructed by Pomerleau. Architecture and LEED consulting services were provided by A49 of Halifax.
Additionally, SNC-Lavalin collaborated with Texas-based Protection Engineering Consultants to design Tribute Tower in accordance with the United States Unified Facility Criteria (UFC) 4-023-03 standard, making it the first Canadian structure built to this standard. (Source: SNC Lavalin, Daily Commercial News,
Contact: SNC Lavalin, www.snclavalin.com; United States Unified Facility Criteria, www.iccsafe.org
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The planned reduction will be achieved through various initiatives including: the development of electric arc furnace steel-making at U. S. Steel's Fairfield Works and at Big River Steel, the first LEED-certified steel mill in the nation; the introduction of state-of-the-art endless rolling and casting technology; and construction of a cogeneration facility at its Mon Valley Works; and implementation of ongoing energy efficiency measures, continued use of renewable energy sources and other process improvements. (Source: US Steel, PR 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: US Steel, Kevin Lewis, Inv. Relations, (412) 433-6935, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.uss.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News US Steel, Carbon Emissions, United States Steel Corporation,
GreenStep Cities is a voluntary program from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that launched in 2010. The program was originally designed as a way to help cities meet their energy reduction goals but evolved to involve environmental best practices across the board, according to Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program Coordinator Philipp Muessig.
Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. This free continuous improvement program, managed by a public-private partnership, is based upon a menu of 29 optional best practices. Each best practice can be implemented, as decided by city elected officials, staff and community members, by completing one or more actions at a 1, 2 or 3-star level, from a list of four to eight actions. These voluntary actions are tailored to all Minnesota cities, focus on cost savings and energy use reduction, and encourage civic innovation
The program is a voluntary way for cities to receive help as they implement some best practices GreenStep has identified as useful and beneficial for Minnesota cities. Cities choose which practices they want to implement and whether or not they want to complete each step, according to the GreenStep program website. (Source: City of Plymouth, swnewsmedia, Nov., 2019)
Contact: Minnesota GreenStep Cities, Philip Muessig,
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency,
651/757-2594 or 800/657-3864, Philipp.email@example.com, www.greenstep.pca.state.mn.us
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The King Plains project dates back to 2015 and was originally developed by APEX Clean Energy. South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved the Triple H project this summer. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Engie, Power Eng., 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Vikas Anand, CEO, www.ge.com/renewableenergy;
ENGIE North America, www.engie-na.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy, Wind, ENGIE,
Under the deal, the parties will invest in and fund the project.
Eqtec will provide its gasification technology for the project at a fixed cost, with Eqtec Iberia acting as project manager.
Eqtec Iberia will also incur costs of as much as €100,000 in engineering services.
(Source: Eqtec, Alliance, 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: Eqtec , David Palumbo, CEO, +34 935 73 9981, www.eqtec.es
More Low-Carbon Energy News Eqtec, PLC, Biomass Gasification,
Climate Transparency is an open global consortium with a shared mission to stimulate a 'race to the top' in climate action through enhanced transparency. For this purpose, comprehensive, comparable and credible information about government climate action is spread by bringing together the most important actors in assessing and communicating climate action for the benefit of key influencers and decision makers.
According to its website, he Climate Transparency consortium produces the Brown to Green Report every year, providing a comprehensive overview of how the G20 countries are doing on the transition to a low-carbon economy. The report draws on the latest emissions data and covers over 80 indicators on decarbonisation, climate policies, finance, and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. Providing country ratings, it identifies leaders and laggards of climate action in the G20. Additionally, a country profile is produced for each of the G20 countries.
(Source: New Climate Institute, Nov., 2019) Contact: New Climate Institute, www.newclimate.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Climate Institute,
The technology for producing oil via pyrolysis from plant-based waste was developed 30 years ago at the University of Twente.
The new demonstration facility has a planned 1,000 tpy production capacity. Depending on the demo tests, production can be scaled-up to support the industry in meeting International Maritime Organisation (IMO) targets of a 50 pct reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2050 -- roughly 85 pct reduction per vessel.
GoodFuels intends to market the pilot volumes produced to further strengthen the commercial business case.
The ports of Rotterdam and Eemshaven are the locations being considered for the first commercial processing plant.
(Source: Goodfuels, Hellenic, 14 Nov., 2019) Contact:
GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 (0) 85 8000 238, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goodfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Goodfuels, Marine Biofuel, pyrolysis oil, BTG,
The Zajaczkowo wind farm's 24 Vestas V80 turbines supplies sufficient power for more than 38,000 homes.
The deal is GIG's second Polish renewable energy investment. (Source: Green Investment Group Ltd. Rnewables, 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: Green Investment Group, www.greeninvestmentgroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Renewable Energy,
The deal covers 892MW of wind generation and includes a proportion of the London Array offshore wind farm originally constructed by E.ON as part of its £3.3 billion investment in UK renewables.
Located in the Outer Thames Estuary, the 630MW London Array offshore wind farm comprises 175 Siemens Gamesa 3.6MW turbines, which were commissioned in 2013.
(Source: ofshorewind.biz, 12 Nov., 2019) Contact: E.ON, Michael Lewis, CEO, +49 2 11 45 79 4170, www.eon.com
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Wageningen University Food and Biobased Research (WFBR) provides fundamental, strategic and applied research to enable rapid application of academic knowledge to the market. The Business Unit Biobased Products has a strong focus on primary streams of biomass and bio-residues to produce sustainable industrial raw materials, green chemicals and bio-energy. This is based on extensive experience and expertise in biomass conversion while addressing: biomass composition, availability and costs; physical, chemical and enzymatic pretreatment of biomass; microbial biochemistry, physiology and genomics, bioprocess technology and optimization of fermentation processes.
DLO-FBR will contribute to advanced pretreatment and fractionation to obtain sugars -- for biochemical conversion to fuels -- and the extraction, isolation and characterization of proteins as a feed source and biochemical conversions of sugar-rich fractions to fuels, according to the Wageningen University website.
(Source: Wageningen University, DutchNews.nl, 14 Nov., 2019) Contact: Wageningen University, Jaap van Hal, Researcher, +31 (0) 317 480100, www.wur.nl
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae, Seaweed, Biofuel,
Currently, the federal government is offering a 30 pct tax credit to those that invest in residential solar systems or commercial solar power systems. At the end of 2019, the federal tax credit will go down to 26 pct for installations completed in 2020 unless laws are implemented to extend the solar ITC.
The GreenLogic solar rebate program will offset the 4 pct reduction in the 2020 solar tax credit for its clients, according to the company release.
(Source: GreenLogic, PR, Newswire, Nov., 2019) Contact: GreenLogic, Nick Albukrek, Pres.,
(631) 771-5152, www.greenlogic.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GreenLogic , Solar,
In its suit, the ABA claimed the EPA was exceeding its authority when it granted a larger number of waivers under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to small oil refineries. The court did, however, note "the EPA's briefing and oral argument paint a troubling picture of intentionally shrouded and hidden agency law that could have left those troubled by the agency's actions without a viable avenue for judicial review."
Since 2016, the EPA has granted a total of 85 waivers accounting for 4.04 billion gallons of biofuels that were not blended into the nation's fuel supply.
As previously noted, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and suffered "disproportionate economic hardship" from the costs of RFS compliance. The waiver frees the refineries from an obligation to provide the EPA with biofuels credits proving compliance.
(Source: Various Media, NAFB News Service, 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: Advanced Biofuels Association, www.advancedbiofuelsassociation.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuels Association, EPA RFS, RFS Waiver ,
The program offers financial assistance in the form of easement payments for specific conservation actions on private forest and tribal lands in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. Under the program, landowners develop a carbon forest project with TNC and get assistance with carbon credit development and marketing as well as some potential additional income from the sale of credits.
The program offers a 30-year term and permanent easement options for private landowners or a 30-year contract for tribal lands.
The USDA will pay 75 pct of the value of the land enrolled in 30-year easements plus 75 pct of the average cost of the approved conservation practices.
Landowners who select the permanent easement option can get 100 pct of the easement value of the enrolled property.
(Source: NRCS, Nature Conservancy,CBS 19, 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: Nature Conservancy,
Steve Lineman or Greg Meade, (276) 676-2209, (703) 841-5300, www.nature.org; USDA NRCS, Easement Program Manager Diane Dunaway, (804) 287-1634
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nature Conservancy, Reforestation, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service,
Alberta farmers produced nearly 6 million tonnes of canola in 2018.
(Source: Alberta Canola, Red Deer Advocate, Nov., 2019) Contact: Alberta Canola, John Guelly, (780) 454-0844, www.albertacanola.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alberta Canola, Canola, Biouel, Biofuel Blend,
Knoxville is one of the first cities in the Southeast to retrofit all its streetlights to LED lighting. (Source: City of Knoxville, PR, WBIR, 14 Nov., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Streetlight,
The projects saw 0.41 mw of solar added to the grid. Combined with other efficiency projects, that's expected to shave 47 million kWh off consumers' utility bills while avoiding 23,000 metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere over the lifetime of the upgrades.
PACE financing allows consumers to repay the cost of the upgrades through assessments on their property tax bill.
(Source: Ygrene Energy Fund, Florida Politics, 14 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Ygrene Energy Fund, Rocco Fabiano, Pres., CEO, (866) 634-1358, www.ygrene.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ygrene Energy Fund, PACE, Energy Efficiency,
FAO supports countries to enhance their planning and capacities for climate change-related investments under the GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme.
In Chile, GCF has approved a new $63 million REDD+ Results Based Payment Funding Proposal to restore and conserve about 25,000 hectares of native forest. The project is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.1 million tons of CO2, while promoting afforestation in more than 7,000 hectares and the sustainable management and conservation of over 17,000 hectares of forest.
Land-locked Kyrgyzstan will benefit from a $30 million GCF grant supplemented by another $20 million for a project aimed at increasing carbon sequestration through forest and pasture rehabilitation.
In Nepal, GCF allocated nearly $40 million in grant funding to address forest degradation, flooding and soil erosion in the Churia hills region. The Nepal Ministry of Forests and Environment will contribute $8 million to the 7-year effort.
The GCF supports developing countries efforts to respond to the challenge of climate change, limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change, and promote low-emission and climate-resilient development. (Source: UN Food and Agriculture Organization, PR, 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: UN Food and Agriculture Organization,
+39 06 570 53625, FAO-Newsroom@fao.org, www.fao.org/home/en; Green Climate Fund, www.greenclimate.fund
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Climate Fund, Reforestation, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change,
The two-year SEP designation is awarded to public power utilities that demonstrate leadership in four key disciplines: smart energy program structure; energy efficiency and distributed energy programs; environmental and sustainability initiatives; and customer experience.
Utilities are rated on a scale of 100 points. The PUD earned 84 points, scoring high on offering distributed generation programs like community solar, working to support environmental sustainability programs like Carbon Solutions and providing customers with robust conservation programs. (Source: American Public Power Association, Edmonds News, 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: American Public Power Association, www.publicpower.org;
Snohomish County PUD , www.snopud.com
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The concept for AirBEM originated at Syracuse University with initial seed funding from SyracuseCoE. Subsequently, AirBEM collaborators developed the concept using additional support from the Office of Research, the Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability program and others.
(Source: Syracuse University, 14 Nov., 2019) Contact: Syracuse University,
Assoc. Prof. Senem Velipasalar, Assoc. Prof., Edward Bogucz, (315) 443-1870, www.syracuse.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Syracuse University, Energy Efficiency, Build Energy,
The city aims to reduce its energy use by 25 pct by 2022. To that end, the city has invested $30 million the energy efficiency projects and also drew on federal and state grants and rebate offers from the utility companies to fund the work. Using federal funds, Springfield also plans to install solar panels with a battery storage system at one of the city's newest elementary schools. (Source:City of Springfield, WANG Northeast Public Radio, 11 Nov., 2019) Contact: City of Springfield,
Patrick Sullivan, Exec. Dir. Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management, 413-787-6031, www.springfield-ma.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The state-of-the-art "MethaneSAT" satellite initiative is scheduled to launch in 2022.
Data gathered by the satellite will be used to help shape and support New Zealand's climate change, emissions reductions efforts.
(Source: NZ Newshub, 7 Nov., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Climate Change,
The project upgrades included building automation system replacement, a new air handling unit and an upgrade to 90 pct of the electrical system, resulting in an over 3 million kWh over 650 kW totaling $568,000 in rebates, according to the Xcel release. (Source: Xcel Energy, PR, swnewsmedia, Nov., 2019) Contact: Xcel Energy, Karen Rhodes, Energy Director of Customer Solutions, (612) 215-5300, www.xcelenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, Cargill, Energy Efficiency,
Massachusetts placed first for the ninth year in a row on the strength of its 2008 Green Communities Act and Global Warming Solutions Act calling for increased energy efficiency and an 80 pct reduction in GHG emissions statewide by 2050. The state also adopted the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.
The ACEEE report reviews states' efficiency initiatives and policies on utilities, transportation, building codes, appliances, and combined heat and power. (Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Nov., 2019)
Contact: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Steven Nadel, Exec. Dir., (202) 507-4000, (202) 429-2248 - fax, www.aceee.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Energy Efficiency,
Using information from an existing flow meter, the village installed sewer plant aeration controls to cost-effectively reduce energy use.
The village received a $5,000 prize which it plans to use to install occupancy sensors, update lighting and pumps, energy savings projects and community benefit. (Source:City of Heyworth, Pantagraph, 12 Nov., 2019) Contact: City of Heyworth, www.heyworth-il.gov; Ameren Illinois, www.ameren.com/illinois
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Illinois, Energy Efficiency,
Lahti residents can volunteer to participate in the testing. Once they become users, they receive their personal carbon budget for mobility.
The city plans to incorporate the CitiCAP app program in its urban transport planning to help cut carbon emissions and fight climate change.
(Source: City of Lahti, Xinhuanet, 11 Nov., 2019) Contact: City of Lahti, Anna Huttunen, Project Manager, www.lahti.fi
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Trading,
The retrofitted ship -- the Wes Amelie -- will use SNG, replacing 20 tons of LNG with SNG on board the ship for an upcoming round trip. SNG for the project
will be produced automaker Audi's Power-to-Gas facility in Werlte, where a liquefaction plant is currently under construction.
(Source: MAN Energy Solutions, Nov., 2019) Contact: MAN Energy Solutions, www.man-es.com; Wessels Marine GmbH, www.wessels-marine.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SNG,
Endesa currently manages more than 6,975.8 MW of renewable capacity in Spain.
(Source: Endesa, reve, 11 Nov., 2019) Contact: Endesa, Jose Bogas, CEO ,
Enel Green Power Espana , www.enelgreenpower.com › country-spain
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power, Endesa, Wind, Renewable Energy, ,
The Limekiln Wind Farm Extension is expected to be submitted for Scottish Government regulatory approval in the spring of 2020 and, if approved, should be fully operational
before the end of 2022.
(Source: Boralex Inc., CNW/Telbec, 11 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Infinergy, www.infinergy.co.uk; Boralex, Patrick Decostre, VP and GM Europe, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com
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Newsom claimed AB 1195 would require the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to allow RNG deliveries via common carrier pipelines to crude oil production or transport facilities from a source that CARB determines reduces methane emissions under the state's LCFS regulations.
The bill was supported by the California Independent Petroleum Association (CIPA)
on the grounds that it would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in support of the state's climate change initiatives. (Source: NGI Daily, 11 Nov., 2019) Contact:
California Independent Petroleum Association, 916-447-1177, www.cipa.org; California Air Resources Board, Melanie Turner, Information Officer, (916) 322-2990, email@example.com, www.arb.ca.gov;
Calf. Gov. Gavin Newsom, (916) 445-2841, (916) 558-3150 - fax; https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail
More Low-Carbon Energy News , California Air Resources Board, RNG, Biomethane,