Alliant's plan, which will be available as of 1 April, will help save customers $180 million over 5 years will be followed by a reduction in energy efficiency charges starting with June bills. Alliant's total efficiency budget under the plan is approximately $126.6 million for electric energy efficiency programs, $16.2 million for natural gas efficiency. add $94.8 million for demand response programs.
The IUB permitted Alliant to alter the incentives it provides for large commercial and industrial peak reduction, including reducing a monthly credit, but rejected a proposal to increase penalties for program participants who do not reduce demand. (Source: Iowa Utilities Board, Alliant, Utility Dive, 28 Mar., 2019) Contact: Iowa Utilities Board, (515) 725-7300, https://iub.iowa.gov; Alliant Energy Corp., www.alliantenergy.com
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CellCube supplies vertically integrated energy storage systems to the power industry under the subsidiary company, Enerox GmbH, the developer and manufacturer of CellCube energy storage systems. CellCube's other related subsidiaries are EnerCube Switchgear Systems and Power Haz Energy Mobile Solutions Inc. The Company has also invested in an online renewable energy financing platform, Braggawatt Energy Inc.
CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage systems on the basis of vanadium redox flow technology and has over 136 project installations and a 10 year operational track record. Its highly integrated energy storage system solutions features 99 pct residual energy capacity after 11,000 cycles (cycling daily for 28 years) and larger scale containerized modules. Basic building blocks consist of a CellCube unit family with 4, 6 and 8 hours variation in energy capacity, according to the company.
(Source: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., PR, 28 Mar., 2019) Contact: CellCube Energy, Stefan Schauss, CEO , Glenda Kelly, Inv. Communications, (800) 882-3213, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cellcubeenergystorage.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellcube, Energy Storage, vanadium redox flow ,
The provincial regulation establishes a governing framework for one of the objectives of the 2030 Energy Policy Action Plan. The new regulation sets the minimum quantity of RNG produced in Quebec and to be injected by a natural gas distributor at 1 pct of the total quantity of natural gas the distributor distributes as of 2020, progressively increasing to 5 pct in 2025.
According to a recent study, the province has the technical and economic production potential to replace two-thirds of the natural gas currently distributed in Quebec with RNG by 2030. (Source: Energir, PR, 28 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Energir, Sophie Brochu, Pres., CEO, (855) 393-1313 www.energir.com
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To that end, the state program plans to award up to a total of $150,000 in fiscal year 2019. Up to 50 pct of project costs can be covered by the grant program, with a maximum possible award of $150,000.
The grant program requires funding be used for equipment needed to achieve the goals of the project implementation, or wages, software or other expenses necessary to advance the grant project's work plan.
Download grant details HERE. (Source: Minn, Dept. of Agriculture, PR, 28 Mar., 2019) Contact: Minn. Dept. of Agriculture, Kevin Hennesy, (651) 201-6223, Kevin.Hennessy@state.mn.us, www.mda.state.mn
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy, Biochemical,
Concept papers for this funding opportunity are due April 25 and full applications are due June 15. Details and application requirements can be found on the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange website eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaIdb3bff091-3531-4356-b234-d079118ccce3.
Additional information on the DOE's wind energy research can be found on the Wind Energy Technologies Office's website www.energy.gov/eere/wind/wind-energy-technologies-office. (Source: US DOE, Apr., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office,
To that end, the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources is considering what actions to take to meet these targets, including support for the commercial production of renewable and low-carbon fuels in the province, reducing B.C.'s reliance on imported feedstocks and expanding B.C.'s existing renewable fuel production industry. In order to meet the CleanBC renewable fuels targets, significantly more renewable feedstocks will need to be sourced from within B.C. and more renewable fuels will need to be produced here.
To achieve this renewable fuel production commitment and help B.C. transition to a low-carbon economy, BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) and the ministry are seeking a contractor to undertake a biorefinery market analysis outlining specific conditions required to attract major fuel producers to invest in building biorefineries in the province.
The contractor will provide a comprehensive report on the economic, technical, social and environmental factors that will be necessary to accomplishing the aforementioned objectives, and will include a biorefinery market analysis of all relevant products for the North American and global market -- identification of the opportunities and potential barriers to their development. Analysis should include discussions on how the availability of feedstocks required in biorefinery production affect the economics of establishing the facilities.
BC Biorefinery Investment RfP information and details HERE (Source: BCBN, 28 Mar., 2019) Contact: BCBN, Dr. Scott Stanners,
(604) 889-4549, Scott.Stanners@bcbioenergy.ca, www.bcbioenergy.ca
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Additional information and grant applications HERE. or email
(Source: Wyoming Business Council, Jackson Hole Radio, 28 Mar., 2019) Contact: Wyoming Business Council, Sherry Hughes, email@example.com, Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Chief Strategy Officer, (307) 777-6319, www.wyomingbusiness.org
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The report also discusses the key drivers influencing market growth, opportunities, the challenges and the risks faced by key players and the market as a whole. It also analyzes key emerging trends and their impact on present and future development.
Download PDF Brochure of Bio-butanol Market Research Report HERE.
Browse more detail information about Bio-butanol Market Report HERE.
(Source: Coherent Market Insights, PR, NewsTender, 23 Mar., 2019) Contact: Coherent Markets Insights, www.coherentmarketinsights.com
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In Sept. 2017, Risen Energy's high-efficiency twin-cell poly-silicon modules obtained China's Top Runner Tier 1 Certification signifying their technology leadership.
Risen Energy is the world's first PV manufacturer to achieve the GW-scale mass production for bifacial AlOx passivated PERC technology. In Nov. 2018, Risen Energy's bifacial AlOx passivated PERC modules realized an average cell efficiency of 22.19 pct, with the maximum production line efficiency up to 22.51 pct. Risen is also the first PV manufacturer to accomplish mass production of 370W PERC bifacial dual-glass modules for "China Top Runner" projects.
(Source: Risen Energy, PR, PV Mag., 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: Risen Energy, Hong Wang, Pres., www.risenenergy.com
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Floating solar is well suited to Asia where available land is limited but there are many hydroelectric dams with existing transmission infrastructure. China has just connected the world's largest floating solar plant at Anhui, which will generate almost 78,000 MW in its first year, while South Korea expects to complete what it claims will become the world's largest floating solar plant delivering 102.5 MW in 2020.
The World Economic Forum, based in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, was founded in 1971 as a not-for-profit organization. It gained formal status in January 2015 under the Swiss Host-State Act, confirming the role of the Forum as an International Institution for Public-Private Cooperation.
(Source: World Economic Forum, Mar., 2019) Contact: World Economic Forum, www.weforum.org
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As part of their long-term partnership Genomatica will deploy its strengths in developing industrial-scale bioprocesses to produce widely-used chemicals. Covestro complements the collaboration with strong know-how in chemical process technology and application development.
(Source: Genomatica, PR, 27 Mar., 2019) Contact: Genomatica, Christophe Schilling, CEO, (858) 824-1771, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.genomatica.com;
Covestro, Stefan Paul Mechnig, +22.214.171.124352, email@example.com, www.covestro.com
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The N149/5.X can achieve a power output of 5.5MW while operating at a low sound power level, or in higher power modes where sound restrictions are not in place.
The new turbine incorporates the same rotor blade, doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) and exterior nacelle dimensions as in the N149/4.0-4.5, the first model announced in the Delta4000 platform, according to Nordex.
(Source: Nordex, Windpower Monthly, Mar., 2019)Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nordex-online.com
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EDF Group subsidiary EDF Renouvelables has 5.3GW of offshore wind either in operation or in development, and maintains 500MW of this capacity, according to EDF.
(Source: EDF Group. Various Media, renews.com, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: EDF Group, Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO, www.edf.fr; China Energy Investment Corporation, www.ceic.com/gjnyjtwwEn/index.shtml
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The $126 million Icebreaker project previously received approvals and permits from over a dozen local, state and federal agencies that have responsibility for environmental protection, but still requires the go-ahead from the US state of Ohio.
If approved, construction could start in 2021, according to LEEDCo. (Source: LEEDCo. WCBE FM,, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: LEEDCo, Lorry Wagner, Pres., (216) 241-9201, www.leedco.org
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Coal use rose 0.7 pct in 2018 with higher demand for coal coming from Asian countries, including China and India. The pace of growth slowed down from the 4.5 per cent rise in coal use in 2017, although it still remains the largest source of electricity. Coal use accounted for 10 billion tonnes of carbon emissions in 2018, with China, India and the US accounting for 85 pct of the net increase in emissions. The 560-million-tonne increase in carbon emissions in 2018 was equivalent to total emissions from international aviation.
In 2018, US GHG emissions increased by 3.1 pct, China's emissions climbed 2.5 pct and India's carbon emissions increased by 4.5 pct.
The IEA notes that 2018's global energy consumption increased by 2.3 pct with fossil fuels accounting for 70 pct of the increase. (Source: IEA, Mar., 2019) Contact: International Energy Agency, Dr. Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHG, Greenhouse Gas, International Energy Agency, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
The original proposal would have allowed companies to store CO2 underground as long as they got consent from owners of about half the land. This current bill creates a pilot program that allows one company to take ownership of the land through eminent domain, subject to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources approval.
Subject to the bills passage and final approval, Wabash Valley Resources LLC plans to construct an ammonia production facility in Terre Haute and store its CO2 emissions underground to reduce its carbon footprint. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources, wfiu. NPR, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: Indiana Department of Natural Resources, (317) 232-4200 www.in.gov/dnr;
Wabash Valley Resources, Todd Culwell, VP Corp. Affairs, www.wvresc.com
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"It has been reported by several sources that ethanol supplies in several markets in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest have become very tight and ethanol prices have risen in those markets because of the supply situation. Additionally, markets in Texas are now solely providing finished ethanol-free gasoline, usually sold at a cost of 20-40 cents higher than regular ethanol blended fuel, as a result of these supply disruptions.
"This situation is not being caused by a lack of ethanol production or supply at the more than 200 ethanol facilities in the U.S. In fact, the logistics problems these plants face could force plants to reduce production as their storage capacity becomes fully utilized.
"While we certainly understand and appreciate that these rail issues have been caused by the calamitous flooding currently occurring in the Midwest, it is imperative that all possible actions be taken by the nation's railroads to ensure that these critical fuel supplies are immediately prioritized and reach markets as quickly as possible. Further delays could not only impact our industry but could ultimately increase fuel costs for American drivers.
"We would be happy to work with you and your staff to provide any further information you may need and to get biofuels into the hands of American drivers." (signed) Emily Skor (Source: Growth Energy ,PR, 22 Mar. 2019) Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, CEO, Elizabeth Funderburk,
(202) 545-4000, EFunderburk@GrowthEnergy.org, www.growthenergy.org
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SODRA previously committed to investing in liquid biofuel production through its joint ventures SunPine and Norway's Silva Green Fuel, as well as by producing its own biomethanol. SunPine was first in the world to extract biodiesel from crude tall oil.
(Source: SODRA, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: Sodra, Henrik Brodin, Project Mgr., +46 (0) 70 646 33 37, www.sodra.com;
SunPine, +46 911 23 28 00, www.sunpine.se/en; Silva Green Fuel, + 47 24 06 70 00, www.silvagreenfuel.no
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Britwind is a full-service company in the small and medium-size wind segment with proven excellence in wind energy production, operations, and maintenance. In collaboration with Britwind partner Norwin Energy, Britwind has designed an upgrade to a fleet of over 1,000 Endurance E-series turbines, for which Ecotricity acquired IP rights in 2017 and addresses structural risks present in the installed fleet.
Under their agreement, mCloud and Britwind will offer Britwind customers a subscription-based end-to-end turbine upgrade solution that includes mCloud's AI and analytics to enhance the operation of their wind turbines.
(Source: Universal-mCloud Corp, PR, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: Universal-mCloud, www.mcloudcorp.com; Britwind, +44 (0) 1453 790 210, www.britwind.co.uk; Ecotricity, Dale Vance, Founder, +44 (0) 145 375 6111, www.ecotricity.co.uk
/visitor.php?keyword=mCloud Corp" target=_blank>mCloud Corp, Wind, Britwind, Wind Turbine, Ecotricity,
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During the two-month pilot program, Carbon Lighthouse will use dozens of sensors in the 111,109-square-foot building to collect thousands of thermodynamic data points, from air and water temperatures in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment to lighting and occupancy. Carbon Lighthouse then uses its proprietary software to model energy scenarios and optimize the building's existing equipment.
Previously, Hawaiian cut energy use at its airport headquarters by 5.6 pct by optimizing energy efficiency with the installation of LED lighting and motion sensors.
(Source: Hawaiian Airlines, Pacific Business News, 25 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Hawaiian Lighthouse, Brenden Millstein, CEO,
Hawaiian Airlines, Corporate Office, http://hawaiianair.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1885/~/contact-information---corporate-headquarters; Carbon Lighthouse, www.carbonlighthouse.com
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Supported by that data, REA is asking UK ministers to complete policy and regulations surrounding biomass, and renew long-term plans for the sector, whilst also supporting biomass projects.
REA notes biomass energy provides 96 pct of the UK's non-domestic renewable heating, and 7.4 pct of the country's total energy.
(Source: UK Renewable Energy Assoc., Smart Energy, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: UK REA, Dr Nina Skorupska, CEO, +44 (0)20 7901 3000,
+44 (0)20 7901 3001 - fax, ,
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BIG presently operates multiple biomass and energy-from-waste plants in the UK and has several more under development or construction, according to the company.
(Source: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Utility Week, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Neil Bennett, CEO, +44 118 929 8350,
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To reach its goal, REI installed a 2.2-MW solar array that is expected to power the entire facility and installed a robotic fulfillment system that streamlines and speeds operations.
REI has been part of the DOE's Better Buildings Alliance in 2015. The program brings together commercial building owners to share energy efficiency best practices with peers in the retail sector. (Source: REI Co-op, DOE Better Building Alliance, DC Velocity, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: DOE https://betterbuildingsinitiative.energy.gov/alliance; REI Co-op, (253) 395-3780,
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Since initiating its LEED program a decade ago, St. John Properties has developed close to 3 million square feet of Gold, Silver or Certified space throughout Maryland, Utah and Virginia.
Nearly every new property constructed by St. John Properties is designed to earn LEED certification, including buildings in Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah and Wisconsin.
(Source: St.John Properties, Commercial Property Executive, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: St.John Properties,
Richard Williamson, Snr. VP, (410) 788-0100, (410) 788-0851-fax, www.sjpi.com; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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Wood will lead this first-of-a-kind project which aims to reduce CO2 emissions. The industrial carbon capture design will initially cover five of the principal industrial emitters of CO2: the production of hydrogen, fertilizer, petrochemicals, cement and steel.
Climate Investments is a $1 billion plus fund investing in technologies and business models to lower the carbon footprint of the energy and industrial sectors and their value chains. The fund was created by the CEOs of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative to take practical action on climate change. They invest in innovative companies that are ready to be commercialized and collaborate with global co-investors and industrials to achieve speed and scale.
(Source: Wood Plc, Chemical Engineering, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: Wood Plc, Bob MacDonald, CEO, Technical Solutions, www.woodplc.com; OGCI CI,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture, CO2, CCS,
According to a report from the DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the manufacturing and industrial sector consumes about 25 pct of the Nation's energy. DOE estimates that the adoption of automated controls and sensors provide the potential for up to 15 pct improved energy efficiency in manufacturing,
Cybersecurity threats in the energy sector negatively impact the manufacturing and deployment of energy technologies such as electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines. Integration across the supply chain network and an increased use of automation applied in energy efficient manufacturing processes can make industrial infrastructures vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
While the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office will fund the Institute, it will be co-managed by DOE's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response.
(Source: US DOE, 26 Mar., 2019)
Contact: DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, www.energy.gov/eere/amo/advanced-manufacturing-office;
Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute, John Dyck, CEO, (888) 720-8096, email@example.com, www.cesmii.org
The Act will help mitigate the uncertainty surrounding these power plants and spur investments in new renewable energy and battery storage projects across Illinois as well as sustain otherwise uneconomic generation for five years while allowing time for additional capacity to come online.
Currently, as much as 75 pct of Vistra's subsidiaries' -- TXU Energy, Homefield Energy, Dynegy and Luminant -- downstate generation capacity located within MISO Zone 4 is at risk of closure by the end of 2019. Vistra's subsidiaries' nearly 5,500 MW of generation capacity accounts for 40 pct of MISO Zone 4's summer capacity.
The Illinois Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Act will:
The analysis finds that a $500 billion investment over 15 years in improving building energy efficiency would net: $1.3 trillion in savings on consumer utility bills; 1.3 million jobs created annually -- 20 pct more than current job creation rates; a 36 pct decline in building energy consumption from current projected demand; 300 million metric ton reduction in CO2 emissions from current projections; and completely eliminate the need to build new fossil fuel power plants.
Download the Building Climate Justice: Investing in Energy Efficiency for a Fair and Just Transition report HERE. (Source: Food & Water Watch, Mar., 2019) Contact: Food & Water Watch, www.foodandwaterwatch.org
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This year's 10 winning companies were selected from more than 185 applicants from 35 countries, and reviewed by an independent panel of industry experts. Candidates were evaluated based on their company's potential scale and global impact, their level of innovation and the momentum their business has gained within their market.
CarbonCure's scalable clean technology is now available in more than 130 concrete plants in North America and Asia. The CarbonCure Technology allows concrete producers and governments to meet their climate goals without capital expenditure, and to generate new cost efficiencies and infrastructure improvements—truly a win-win solution.
Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technology deployed in the concrete industry is a $400 billion market opportunity, and has the potential to reduce up to 1.4 gigatonnes of annual CO2 emissions by 2030, according to the Global CO2 Initiative. (Source: CarbonCure, PR, 27 Mar., 2019) Contact: CarbonCure Technologies, Robert Niven, CEO, (902) 442-4020, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carboncure.com
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"We better hope it's (climate change) man-made, because if it's not we're in trouble." -- Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) www.romney.senate.gov
"The Green New Deal is kind of a ridiculous proposal, but denying the problem is equally as bad." -- Sen Lindsay Graham (R-SC) www.lgraham.senate.gov Graham was /commenting on freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) Green New Deal
"With the so-called Green New Deal, Washington Democrats want our government to spend more money than the entire gross domestic product of the entire world on the new spending programs to forcibly remodel Americans' homes, take away our cars, dramatically increase energy costs." -- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), (202) 224-2541, www.mcconnell.senate.gov (Source: Various Media, The Hill, 24 Mar., 2019)
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Carbon emissions reductions at the two plants were achieved by installing onsite wind turbines, switching to 100 pct procured renewable energy, using carbon offsets that comply with Verified Carbon Standards (VCS) and switching its boilers to energy-saving models. (Source: Panasonic, edie.met, 24 Mar., 2019) Contact: Panasonic Energy Belgium, +32 13 61 05 11, www.panasonic-batteries.com/en/about-panasonic-energy-belgium
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.HS Orka holds two operating geothermal facilities (Reykjjanes and Svartsengi) totaling 174 MW, the 10 MW Bruarvirkjun run-of-river hydro project which is under construction, a number of prospective renewable power projects, as well as a 30 pct equity interest in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa and Resort in Iceland. The fully funded transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions.
Net proceeds from the sale will be used to reimburse the $228 million one-year credit facility contracted in October 2018 at the time of the acquisition of the remaining interest in the Cartier wind farms and operating entities, to deleverage corporate facilities and for general corporate purposes.
(Source: Innergex, PR. 25 Mar., 2019) Contact: Innergex, (450) 926-2550, www.innergex.com, email@example.com; Macquarie Infrastructure, www.macquarie.com/mgl/com/mic-inc
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Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a cost competitive, low-carbon fuel produced from 100 pct renewable and sustainable raw materials that cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 pct compared to petroleum diesel.
The fuel meets and often exceeds California's rigorous emissions standards while meeting consumer requirements for sustainability.
(Source: Neste, PR, Mar., 2019) Contact: Neste, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com, Jeremy Baines, VP Sales, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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"With the so-called Green New Deal, Washington Democrats want our government to spend more money than the entire gross domestic product of the entire world on the new spending programs to forcibly remodel Americans' homes, take away our cars, dramatically increase energy costs." -- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), (202) 224-2541, www.mcconnell.senate.gov
"We better hope it's (climate change) man-made, because if it's not we're in trouble." -- Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), www.romney.senate.gov.
(Source: Various Media, The Hill, 24 Mar., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green New Deal,
The Flemish government is interested in CCU, an example of which is a pilot project launched in Ghent last week between steel producer Arcelor Mittal and chemicals manufacturer Dow, to split the carbon monoxide and CO₂ from steel production and use the CO₂ to produce bio-ethanol, a renewable energy source.
In another example, energy provider Engie has joined with waste incinerator Indeval to use CO2 capture to produce ethanol in Antwerp.
(Source: Various Media, Brussels Times, Apr, 2019)
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The agreement will enable ABP to reach its carbon-reduction goals two years ahead of schedule. ABP will have recorded carbon emissions reductions of around 350,000 tonnes across its operations against a 2008 baseline.
(Source: ABP Food Group, edie.,et, 24 Mar., 2019)
Contact: ABP Food Group, +353 1 685 0200, www.abpfoodgroup.com; Natural Capital Partners, +44 (0)20 7833 6000,
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Evolve is a fully-integrated residential energy storage system that incorporates proprietary power electronics system, LG Chem low-voltage battery modules, and a comprehensive user interface. The system is rated at 5KW AC output with a modular battery design based on a 6.5 kWh battery, which is scalable from 13 to 39kWh in storage capacity. The NEMA 3R wall-mounted package is suitable for indoor and outdoor installations.
(Source: Source: Eguana Technologies Inc., 21 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Eguana Technologies, Justin Holland, CEO, (416) 728.7635,
(905) 929-7522, www.EguanaTec.com;
PurePoint Energy, Michael Dowling
Business Development Manager, Tom Wemyss, VP Bus. Dev., (203) 642-4105, email@example.com, www.purepointenergy.com
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Energy and operational savings will be achieved by: upgrading and retrofitting lighting systems to high-efficiency LED systems; upgrading building automation controls and installing water conservation systems; HVAC system recalibration and upgrades; sealing building envelopes at 14 facilities; and others.
The upgrades are projected to save the school district approximately $862,000 in energy and operating costs in the first year, which will climb during the life of the program, resulting in projected savings of more than $14.8 million.
(Source: ABM Industries, PR, March 21, 2019} Contact: ABM Industries Incorporated, Mark Newsome, Pres. Technical Solutions, (212) 297-9721, www.abm.com
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According to Clean Energy Canada, the energy-efficiency measures in Canada's climate plan will help improve Canada's economy and environment between now and 2030 by creating 118,000 new jobs, boosting the nation's GDP by $356 billion, and save Canadian households an average of $114 a year.
The Low Carbon Economy Fund Challenge provides over $500 million in funding to support projects that will leverage ingenuity across the country to reduce emissions and generate clean growth. (Source: Gov. of Canada, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Enwave Energy, PRN, 24 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Enwave Energy Corporation,
Canada Low Carbon Energy Fund, www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate.../low-carbon-economy-fund.html
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The proposal is intended to build on the success of Minnesota's 2007 Next Generation Energy Act requiring Minnesota utilities to source a minimum 25 pct of their electricity from renewables by 2025. The state largely achieved that goal in 2017 thanks to the growth of wind and solar power.
Even so, the Gopher State still draws the majority of it electricity from coal-fired plants, many of which are being retired and replaced with wind, solar and natural gas which produces less carbon dioxide.
(Source: Office of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, infosurhoy, 22 Mar., 2019)Contact: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, https://mn.gov/governor
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Cellulose, an abundant polymer that forms the cell walls of plants is the main component in the new biofuel.
Although the researchers produced the biofuel at a laboratory scale they believe that the process' cheap, abundant cellulose feedstock, fewer production steps, and lower energy cost and consumption mean it will soon be ready for commercial use. They also predict it will yield higher profits than conventional aviation fuel due to lower production costs.
(Source: Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, ANI, Green Car Congress, Siasat Daily, 23 Mar., 2019) Contact: Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Ning Li, +86 411-
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According to the American Coalition for Ethanol the EPA's position is "disappointing and has caused a lot of ethanol demand destruction."
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. In 2017, the number of small refineries filing for exemptions retroactively for 2016 jumped from 14 the previous year to 20. The rate in which EPA granted these petitions also increased dramatically from 53 pct to 95 pct.
(Source: American Coalition for Ethanol, EPA, WNAX Radio, 25 Mar., 2019) Contact: American Coalition for Ethanol, Brian Jennings, CEO, Ron Lamberty, VP, (605) 334-3381, https://ethanol.org.
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Coalition for Ethanol, RFS, Hardship Waivers, Biofuel Blend,
In 2017-18 the Waupun School District initiated a $36 million energy efficiency and conservation-focused renovation of the district's school facilities.
About that time the district applied for energy improvement incentive grants of nearly $90,000 for additional projects.
(Source: Wisconsin News, 22 Mar., 2019)Contact:
Wisconsin Focus on Energy, (800) 762-7077, www.wisconsinisin.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-K2m2Yad4QIVQuDICh3VeQBLEAAYASAAEgL5wPD_BwE; WPPI Energy, (608) 834-4500, www.wppienergy.org; Waupun Utilities, www.waupunutilities.com
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Schneider Electric is committed to reducing emissions and actively works towards making its operations more sustainable through:
According to the company's Planet & Society Barometer, which is audited by a third party, Schneider Electric slashed energy intensity by 42 pct between 2005 and 2017, and carbon intensity by 35 pct between 2012 and 2017.
The Climate Leadership Awards is a national awards program hosted by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. Since 2012, the program has honored more than 150 recipients from diverse sectors across the U.S.
The Climate Leadership Awards is a national awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. Since 2012, the program has honored more than 150 recipients from diverse sectors across the U.S.
A full list of the award recipients is available here: https://www.climateleadershipconference.org/clc_awards
(Source: Schneider Electric, PR, 22 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us; Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, www.c2es.org;
2019 Climate Leadership Awards, Climate Leadership Conference, www.climateleadershipconference.org/clc_awards
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Minister also noted the IESO "will be expected to present an nergy)Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Plan to the government within one month of receiving the Directive. The IESO plan would provide details on the programs, budgets and expected electricity and demand savings for the balance of 2019 and 2020. The IESO's CDM Plan is expected to include the following CDM programs, or equivalent programs, centrally delivered by the IESO:
In addition to the Heating-Cooling Incentive Program, the following programs will be discontinued:
To that end the city will continue regular meetings with consultants and working groups; develop details related to off-site location will also be developed and delivered to the Town/City governing bodies for final adoption.
Download the Ithaca Green Building Policy Final Report HERE.
(Source: Town/City of Ithaca, March19,2019) Contact: Town/City of Ithaca, NickGoldsmith, Sustainability Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Ithaca Green Building Policy, www.ithacagreenbuilding.com
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The measure requires investor-owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives to source at least half of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030, jumping to 80 percent by 2040, rising tp 100 pct carbon-free energy by 2045. Electric co-ops would get a small break and have until 2050 to meet the 100 pct renewables goal.
According to New Mexico State energy secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst, the initiative is among the world's highest renewable energy quotas.(Source: Las Cruces Sun News AP, 23 Mar., 2019) Contact: Office of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, www.governor.state.nm.us
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