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European Airports Agree on Net-Zero Carbon Emissions (Int'l)
Airports Council International Europe
Date: 2019-07-01
Airports Council International Europe (ACIE), which represents over 500 European airports, is reporting passage of a resolution committing the industry to becoming net-zero for carbon emissions under its control by 2050 at the latest , without resorting to carbon offsets. In addition, 194 non-ACIE member airports have individually committed to the same goal, according to ACI Europe.

In 2018, Europe's airports handled a total of 2.34 billion passengers. The new net-zero commitment is expected to eliminate a total of 3.46 million tpy of CO2 emissions as of 2050, the organization says. In 2016 the industry committed to reaching 100 carbon-neutral airports by 2030 (Source: ACIE, Energy Manager, June 28, 2019 ) Contact: ACIE, www.aci-europe.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  Aviation Emissions,  


Oberon Fuels Planning Renewable Dimethyl Ether Production (Int'l)
Oberon Fuels,California Energy Commission
Date: 2019-07-01
In the Golden State, San Diego-based clean transportation fuel producer Oberon Fuels is reporting receipt of almost $2.9 million in grant funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC). The funding is in support of a project to produce the the state's first renewable dimethyl ether (rDME), an economic fuel and key step in the development of a California-based, renewable hydrogen (rH2) pathway to zero-emission mobility fuel.

Oberon plans to upgrade its existing DME pilot facility to demonstration scale to facilitate the first production of this renewable fuel. The company will test modified diesel trucks fueled with rDME, assess the feasibility of converting renewable methanol into rDME and developing associated fueling infrastructure, alongside commercial partners. (Source: Oberon Fuels, Bioenergy Insight, 1 July, 2019) Contact: Oberon Fuels, Rebecca Boudreaux, Pres., (619) 255-9361, Fax - (619)756-6470, info@oberonfuels.com, www.oberonfuels.com; California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News DME,  Oberon Fuels,  California Energy Commission,  


Netherlands Announces Carbon Tax, Climate Change Plan (Int'l)
Carbon Tax,Netherlands
Date: 2019-07-01
At the Hague, the Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has announced wide-ranging measures aimed at addressing climate change -- including a carbon tax. The Ministry's measures are intended to cut the nation's carbon emissions by half by 2030.

The carbon tax is expected to start at €30 ($34) per ton of carbon emissions in 2021 and rise as high as €150 ($170) per ton in 2030, according to the government release. The Netherlands is aiming to generate 70 pct of its energy from by 2030 and to become 100 pct carbon neutral by 2050. (Source: Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Yahoo Finance, Various Media, 28 June, 2019) Contact: Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, +31 70 379 89 11, www.government.nl/ministries/ministry-of-economic-affairs-and-climate-policy

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax,  Carbon Emissions,  


SaltX, Steinmuller Ink Energy Storage Agreement (Int'l Report)
SaltX
Date: 2019-07-01
Hagersten, Sweden-headquartered energy storage specialist SaltX Technology reports it is partnering with the German engineering firm Steinmuller Engineering GmbH to construct a pre-commercial pilot Thermal Energy Storage facility based on SalX's nanocoated salt.

The partners are planning their first step during 2020, preferably on the German market. (Source: SaltX, 28 June, 2019)Contact: SaltX Technology Harald Bauer, CEO, +46 (0)708 108 034, harald.bauer@saltxtechnology.com, www.saltxtechnology.com; Steinmuller Engineering, +49 2261 789500, www.steinmueller.com/en/home.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News SaltX,  Energy Storage,  Thermal Energy Storage,  


Mo. Landfill Board Seeking Methane Purchaser (Ind. Report)
Landfill Methane
Date: 2019-07-01
In the Show Me State, the Neosho NEOSHO Newton/McDonald County Landfill reports it is seeking a purchaser for methane - landfill gas from its 1972 vintage landfill which was capped and closed in 1996.

The landfill's previous customer was USA Metal Recycling which used the excess methane as a fuel source for melting metals. A new buyer would also extend the board's ability to maintain the landfill. Revenue from methane sales was reinvested back into the landfill's operation, but that budgetis expected run dry in about seven years. (Source: Newton/McDonald County Landfill, Joplin Globe, 29 June, 2019) Contact: Newton/McDonald County Landfill, Bill Lant, Commissioner, https://dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/swmd/distm.htm

More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Methane,  


UK Architects Aim for Zero Carbon Built Environment (Int'l)
Royal Institute for British Architects
Date: 2019-07-01
In the UK, the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) reports it is developing a five-year action plan to support the creation of a zero carbon built environment and to develop "measurable actions" to improve green standards and practices within the architecture profession in support of the UK's target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050..

According to RIBA, the built environment is responsible for around 40 pct of the UK's total carbon footprint, and shifting to lower or zero carbon buildings is seen as critical for reducing the country's net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by mid-century. The Ethics and Sustainable Development Action Plan will aim to drive rapid improvements in industry standards and practice, government and intergovernmental policy and regulation, and in RIBA's own carbon footprint, the industry body said. Proposed green metrics include developing the whole-life net zero carbon standard for a building, as well as standard reporting metrics for energy and performance evaluation "where guidance is available.” (Source: RIBA, Business Green, 1 July, 2019)Contact: RIBA, Bew Derbyshire, Pres., +44 118 987 4900, www.architecture.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building news,  


Philippines Rice Straw Biogas Facility Launched (Int'l Report)
Supergen Bioenergy Hub
Date: 2019-07-01
In Laguna Province, the Phillippines, a JV between Straw Innovations Ltd, Supergen Bioenergy Hub, QUBE Renewables and the University of Southampton is reporting the launch of a rice straw-to-biogas (R2B) project. The project, which will process the region's abundance of waste rice straw into marketable biogass transportation fuel, is being funded under the Energy Catalyst programme from Innovate UK and UK Aid.

The rice-to-biofuel (R2B) project will produce biogas for energy and fertilizer using anaerobic digestion reactors with biomethane upgrading equipment. The activities of the "village scale" pilot facility and the development of the associated business models are supported by academic lab work and analysis from the UK research partners. (Source: Supergen Bioenergy Hub, June, 2019) Contact: Supergen Bioenergy Hub, European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI), Aston University, Prof. Patricia Thornley, Dir., p.thornleyWaston.ac.uk; Straw Innovations, www.strawinnovations.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion,  bioenergy,  Biogas,  Rice Biogas,  


Ontario's Energy Ottawa Re-labeled Portage Power (Ind. Report)
Energy Ottawa
Date: 2019-07-01
Ottawa, Ontario-headquartered Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. subsidiary Energy Ottawa Inc. reports its renewable generation business will now operate under a new name -- Portage Power. The renamed company is the largest municipally-owned producer of green power in the province of Ontario with hydroelectric facilities in Ontario, Quebec and New York State totaling 128 MW -- sufficient power for 107,000 homes.

Portage Power's hydroelectric generation produces 115.5 MW of electricity annually. The company also holds majority interests in two landfill gas-to-energy facilities which produce 10.2 MW of electricity per year. Portage Power also operates eight large solar generation systems installed on Ottawa municipal buildings. (Source: Portage Power, Hydro Ottawa, PRN, newKerala, 29 June, 2019) Contact: Portage Power, Bryce Conrad, CEO, Pres, (613) 225-0418, www.portagepower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Ottawa,  Clean Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


Staten Island City Seeking Wind Energy Hub Developer (Ind. Report)
New York Economic Development
Date: 2019-07-01
The New York Economic Development Council (NYCEDC) reports a recently released Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) seeking offshore wind companies, service providers, manufacturers, developers and other maritime industry businesses interested in developing a wind turbine assembly facility at the former U.S. Navy port facility in Stapleton, Staten Island.

The RFEI follows Manhattan-based Atlantic Offshore Terminals (AOT) plan to construct a wind turbine staging and assembly facility on 21 acres of nearby waterfront property. AOT is aiming to begin construction by the end of 2021 for completion by 2023. (Source: New York Economic Development Council, Atlantic Offshore Terminals, silive.com, 29 June, 2019) Contact: Atlantic Offshore Terminals, info@atlanticterminals.com, www.atlanticterminals.com; New York Economic Development Council, (518) 426-4058, www.nysedc.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


Oklahoma Wind Developers Face New State Agency Fees (Ind. Report)
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Date: 2019-07-01
Effective Aug. 1, wind energy facility owners will be charged an annual $2,000 per wind farm fee payable to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to help compensate the agency for its oversight responsibilities. Under the new rule, developers of proposed wind energy facilities will be charged $5,000 to submit notices of planned new project.

With 58 operational wind farms that are not owned by a state-regulated utility, the fee is initially is expected to generate $116,000 per year. As adopted, the rule requires the annual fee to be paid on each project by March 1, concurrently with operational data related to each project's nameplated capacity and production. Owners of individual turbines that generate power consumed by a home or business are not included in the fee. Oklahoma-regulated utilities that own wind projects in the state, given they already pay fees to the division as part of their annual utility assessments, will also be exempted from the fee.

Oklahoma is the third-top producer of wind energy in the country. (Source: Oklahoman, 29 June, 2019) Contact: Oklahoma Corporation Commission, (405) 521-2211, www.occeweb.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  


TVA Releases 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (Ind. Report)
Tennessee Valley Authority
Date: 2019-07-01
The just released Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is a long-term plan outlining how TVA can best meet future demand for low-cost clean and reliable power; support environmental stewardship; and foster economic development in the Tennessee Valley for the next 20 years.

The IRP is intended to enhance TVA's ability to create a more flexible power-generation system that can successfully integrate increasing amounts of renewable energy sources and distributed energy resources (DER) while ensuring reliability. The plan will also help determine where the utility will obtain energy, whether that be from clean and renewable sources, economic energy efficiency measures, or fossil fuels.

Download the TVA 2019 Integrated Resource Plan HERE (Source: TVA, cleanenergy.org, 29 June, 2019) Contact: John Myers, Dir. Policy & Regulatory Affairs, (865) 632-2101, tvainfo@tva.gov, www.tva.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tennessee Valley Authority,  Renewable Energy,  


Shizen Energy, Ideol Collaborating on Floating Offshore Wind (Int'l)
Shizen Energy,Ideol
Date: 2019-07-01
Japanese solar power company Shizen Energy reports it is expanding its renewable energy activity and, to that end, has inked an agreement with French offshore wind developer Ideol to collaborate on a floating wind farm off the coast of Japan.

Historically, Shizen Energy focused on solar energy and helped develop about 800 MW of renewable power across Japan.

Ideol is a global leader and pure player in floating foundations for offshore wind and has been engineering and accompanying floating offshore wind projects from conception to installation since 2010, according to the company website. (Source: Shizen Energy, Maritime Executive, 26 June, 2019)Contact: Shizen Energy, Masaya Hasegawa, Company Founder, www.shizenenergy.net/en; Ideol, +33 4 86 20 80 50, www.ideol-offshore.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ideol,  Floating Offshore Wind,  Shizen Energy,  


Vestas Claims 54-MW El Salvadoran Wind Park Order (Int'l Report)
Vestas,Ventus
Date: 2019-07-01
Madrid-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of a wind turbine engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order for the 54 MW Ventus Wind Park in El Salvador. The project is being jointly developed by Ventus S.A. de C.V., Tracia Network Corporation, Grupo Luz y Fuerza (GLF) and Grupo Centrans.

The order covers the supply and installation of 15 V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW power optimized mode, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is expected in Q2, 2020 for commissioning in Q3, 2020. (Source: Vestas Wind Systems A/S , Vestas Mediterranean, 30 June, 2019) Contact: Vestas Mediterranean, +34 689 64 83 91, crtca@vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Ventus,  Wind,  


Israeli University Claims Energy-Saving Hempcrete (Int'l)
Ben-Gurion University
Date: 2019-07-01
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is touting development of "Hempcrete" (lime-hemp concrete), an energy efficient and environmentally friendly concrete consisting of hemp plant chips, lime and clay.

According to the university release, the use of Hempcrete allows better green buildings with energy production savings and effective insulation properties.

The researchers found that different Hempcrte formulations functioned better in relation to environmental -- humidity and temperature -- conditions and compared to conventional building materials. (Source: Ben-Gurion University, Xinhua, 1 July, 2019)Contact: Ben-Gurion University www.in.bgu.ac.il

More Low-Carbon Energy News Concrete,  


Dubai Claims 19 pct Cut in Carbon Emissions (Int'l. Report)
Dubai
Date: 2019-07-01
In the UAE, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) is reporting the country's carbon emissions have decreased 19 pct compared to the Business As Usual (BAU) scenario and 10 pct below the Carbon abatement strategy 2021 target to reduce the carbon emissions by 16 pct by 2021.

The DSCE uses the UN's MRV methodology (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) to track the Emirate's carbon emissions as part of its long term strategic plans to reduce its CO2 emissions. Data collected over the past 5 years shows a decline in the per capita annual consumption of electricity from 13626 kwh in 2015 to 11731 kwh in 2018. The decline is expected to reach 10538 kwh by 2025. (Source: DSCE, PR, Emirates 24/7, 30 June, 2019) Contact: DSCE, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman, www.dubaisce.gov.ae/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  


REGI Launches Clean Fuel Resource Website (Ind. Report)
Renewable Energy Group ,REGI
Date: 2019-07-01
Ames, Iowa-based Biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group (REGI) is touting a new website www.regi.com that includes hundreds of resources about biodiesel, renewable diesel, and emission-cutting fuels.

The new website also features a resource center with white papers, case studies, tips, articles and information for the news media. This library serves as a centralized location for visitors to learn about the environmental, performance, and financial benefits of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and other fuels. (Source: REGI, 1 July, 2019) Contact: REGI, 515-239-8000, www.regi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News REGImBiofuel,  Biodiesel,  


Capitalizing on Carbon Included at Ace Conf. (Events & Conferences)
American Coalition for Ethanol
Date: 2019-07-01
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) reports its annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska, August 14-16, will feature a discussion on how the ethanol industry can benefit from the emerging carbon economy and the new opportunities during the Capitalizing on Carbon general session panel on August 15.

This timely discussion will be moderated by ACE CEO Brian Jennings, and includes Pam Miller, ACE board chair and director of industry and investor relations for Siouxland Ethanol LLC; Ron Alverson, ACE board chair and director of Dakota Ethanol; and Brendan Jordan, VP of transportation and fuels at the Great Plains Institute.

Conference details HERE. (Source: American Coalition for Ethanol, June, 2019) Contact: ACE, www.ethanol.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News American Coalition for Ethanol,  


Avinor Purchasing Norwegian Woody Biomass Jet Biofuel (Int'l)
Quantafuel,Avinor
Date: 2019-06-28
In Oslo, Norway's state-owned airport operator Avinor reports it will purchase more than €827,000 of Norwegian produced woody biomass-based aviation biofuel produced by Quantafuel.

Quantafuel's technology produces liquid fuel from biomass, which is comprised of solid wood in the form of chips, sawdust and other qualities. Quantafuel's biomass-to-liquid pilot plant will be located in eastern Norway, according to Avinor. Success of the pilot project will enable Quantafuel to consider a full-scale plant, with preliminary capacity targets of at least 7-9 million lpy of fuel. (Source: Quantafuel, Biofuel Int'l., 27 June, 2019) Contact: Quantafuel, Kjetil Bohn, CEO, contact@quantafuel.com, www.quantafuel.com; Avinor, Dag Falk-Petersen, CEO, www.avinor.no/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel,  Avinor,  


Duke Renewables' Largest Solar Project Now Online (Ind Report)
Duke Energy Renewables
Date: 2019-06-28
Duke Energy subsidiary Duke Energy Renewables reports its 150-MW North Rosamond solar project in Kern County, California, has begun commercial operation. The 1188 acre, 477,000 panel solar farm will generate sufficient power for 71,000 homes and is the largest in Duke Energy Renewables' fleet.

Electric power generated from the North Rosamond solar project is being sold to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 15-year PPA. The facility was designed and completed by First Solar Electric California's engineering, procurement and construction subsidiary under a fixed-price EPC agreement. (Source: Duke Energy Renewables, T&D World, 26 June, 2019) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200, rob.caldwell@duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy Renewables,  


Global Fuels' Biodiesel Plant Under the Hammer (Ind. Report, M&A)
Global Fuels
Date: 2019-06-28
Rochester, Minnesota-based industrial auctioneer Maas Companies is reporting the upcoming auction of Global Fuels' $11 million, 5 million GPY biodiesel plant, located in Dexter, Missouri. The facility was constructed in 2007 with an initial capacity of 3.1 million GPY and upgraded to 5 million GPY in 2013. The upgrade also enabled feedstock processing with free fatty acid content up to 15 pct.

The assets are to be sold via a sealed bid auction as the owner is retiring, with a deadline for offers set at 23 July 2019. (Source: Maas Companies, June, 2019) Contact: Maas Companies, (507)285-1444, www.masscompanies.com; Global Fuels LLC, (573) 614-7410, www.globalfuelsllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Fuels,  Biodiesel,  Maas Companies,  


Portuguese Subsidy-free Solar Farm Nears Completion (Int'l)
Jetion Solar,WElink Energy
Date: 2019-06-28
Chinese manufacturer Jetion Solar has supplied 221 MW of its polycrystalline modules to the scheme, which is being developed by Irish firm WElink Energy with state-owned China National Building Materials the EPC provider. Jiangsu, China-based solar manufacturer and project developer Jetion Solar reports subsidy-free construction is nearing completion on its 221-MW Solara 4 project in Vaqueiros, Portugal.

With the project set to become Europe's largest subsidy-free solar facility upon completion in September. The project is being developed by Dublin, Ireland-based renewables company WElink Energy with state-owned Chinese entity China National Building Materials Group Corp performing engineering, procurement and construction at the site. (Source: Jetion Solar, PV Mag, 26 June, 2019) Contact: Jetion Solar, 0510-86687300-2500, 0510-68822889 marketing@Jetion.com.cn, en.jetion.com.cn; WElink Energy, info@welink.eu, +353 1 2944 294, www.welink.eu/energy

More Low-Carbon Energy News WElink Energy ,  Jetion Solar,  Solar,  


ACORN CCUS Project Scores £4.8Mn Funding (Int'l, Funding)
Pale Blue Dot,
Date: 2019-06-28
In London, the UK Government is reporting £4.8 million funding to the Aberdeenshire firm Pale Blue Dot Energy for ACORN, a carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) project at St Fergus gas plant near Peterhead, Scotland.

The funding, which is part of a total £26 million spread across nine UK projects aimed at accelerating the rollout of carbon capture technology as the island nation strives for net zero emissions by 2050, will be used to pay for detailed design work on ACORN which, if approved for development, could be completed and commissioned in 2023-24. The ACORN project would use existing oil and gas infrastructure to store CO2 in depleted North Sea oil fields. (Source: Pale Blue Dot Energy, EnergyVoice, 27 June, 2019) Contact: Pale Blue Dot Energy, Emma Anderson, +44 (0) 1330 826890, www.pale-blu.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Carbon Capture,  


Boralex, Infinergy Limekiln Wind Farm Gets the Nod (Int'l)
Infinergy,Boralex
Date: 2019-06-28
UK-based green energy firm Infinergy and Montreal, Canada headquartered Boralex reports the Scottish Government's approval of their proposed 90-MW, 21-turbine joint-venture wind farm at Limekiln, south of Reay in Caithness.

Construction is expected to get underway in 2021 for completion and commissioning before the end of 2022. The wind farm will provide sufficient electricity to meet the needs of at least 39,500 homes based on the average generation mix of UK power sources and has grid connection contracts in place.

Infinergy, which is active in the UK, The Netherlands and Australia with a strong focus on the development of onshore wind energy in Scotland, develops wind and solar energy projects from inception through to construction and operation. In the UK the company develops most of its projects in close cooperation with Boralex. (Source: Infinergy, Boralex, PR,. NewsWire, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Infinergy, www.infinergy.co.uk: Boralex, Patrick Decostre, VP and GM Europe, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Infinergy,  Wind,  Boralex,  


AWEA Comments on National Renewable Electricity Standard Legislation (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
AWEA
Date: 2019-06-28
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in support of the Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2019 introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), along with Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Angus King (I-ME): "Senator Udall's National Renewable Electricity Standard proposes a flexible framework for states to make meaningful power-sector carbon emissions cuts, fueled by market competition between renewable energy technologies. This is the kind of policy, along with improvements to transmission planning and permitting, that is needed to build a 21st century clean economy, drive major new investment in wind farms, grow demand for U.S. factories, and cut consumer energy bills." -- AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan.

AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. We represent 1,000 member companies and over 114,000 jobs in the U.S. economy, serving as a powerful voice for how wind works for America. Members include global leaders in wind power and energy development, turbine manufacturing, and component and service suppliers. (Source: AWEA, 26 June, 2019) Contact: Tom Kirnan, CEO, www.awea.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News AWEA,  Wind,  


Tata Chemicals Touts UK Carbon Capture Utilization Plans (Int'l)
Tata Chemical
Date: 2019-06-28
Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) plans to construct Britain's first industrial-scale carbon capture and utilization (CCU) demonstration plant to trap emissions for use in sodium carbonate manufacturing. The £16.7 million ($21.2 million) project will be located at Tata's Northwich industrial site in Cheshire, England and should start operations in 2021, according to a Reuters report.

Tata's CCU plant will capture, purify and liquefy as much as 40,000 tpy of CO2 from the flue gases of its 96-mw gas-fired combined heat and power plant. The gas will be used in sodium bicarbonate manufacturing. The operation is expected to cut Tata's carbon emissions by 11 pct.

The UK aims to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. (Source: Tata Chemicals Europe, Reuters, 26 June., 2019) Contact: Tata Chemicals Europe, +44 0 1606 724000, www.tatachemicalseurope.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tata Chemical,  Carbon Capture,  CCS,  


OYA Solar, NY Counties Hammering Out PILOT Tax Deal (Ind Report)
OYA Solar
Date: 2019-06-28
Toronto-based energy company OYA Solar Inc. is reporting plans to construct a 20-MW solar farm in the towns of Clayton and Orleans in Jefferson County, New York. The project, which would be divided into four separate 5-MW units collectively covering 170-acres, would generate sufficient energy for approximately 30,000 area homes.

As an incentive to the project, the townships are ironing out details of a "payment in lieu of taxes" {PILOT) tax deal with the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency (JCIDA). Under such an agreement OYA would make payments to the communities that would be less than the property taxes it would normally pay. If OYA's agreement is approved, the company could break ground on the project immediately and the solar farm could be completed and online within a year. (Source: OYA Soalr Inc., WWNY, 7News, 26 June, 2019) (Contact: OYA Solar Inc., Greg Rossetti, (416) 840-3358, www.oyasolar.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News OYA Solar,  Solar,  


Maryland Agencies to Cut Bldg Energy Consumption (Ind. Report)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan
Date: 2019-06-28
The Baltimore Sun is reporting Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has instructed the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) and the Maryland Energy Administration to develop an initiative to reduce energy consumption in state buildings by 10 pct by 2029.

To that end, DGS will annually audit state-owned buildings that are determined to be the least energy efficient. The audit will identify low-cost measures to increase energy efficiency and savings. (Source: Office of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore Sun, 26 June, 2019) Contact: Office of Gov. Larry Hogan, (410) 974-3901, www.governor.maryland.gov; Maryland Energy Administration, (410) 537-4000, https://energy.maryland.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Management,  Energy Efficiency,  


Quebec LED Lighting Specialist Wins CED Support (Funding)
RayonLed,Canada Economic Development
Date: 2019-06-28
In Ottawa, Canada Economic Development (CED) for Quebec Regions reports it has awarded $300,000 in repayable funding to Brossard, Quebec-based RayonLed, a newly established distributor of light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs and fixtures.

The CED funds will be used to acquire two production lines and equipment that will enable the company to manufacture heavy duty LED lighting systems. (Source: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, PR News,Telbec, 26 June, 2019) Contact: RayonLed Lighting Systems, 450-444-4567, info@rayonled.ca, www.rayonled.com/en; CED Regional Economic Growth through Innovation, www.dec-ced.gc.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficient Lighting,  Canada Economic Development ,  


Statement from a Coalition of Free-Market State Think Tanks on Trump Administration Affordable Clean Energy Rule (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
Affordable Clean Energy Plan
Date: 2019-06-28
Editor's Note: This publication, its editors and administration neither agrees or disagrees with the views presented in the following statement from the McIver Institute

"The Trump administration's finalized Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule is a major victory for America's middle class, many of whom work in energy intensive industries like manufacturing and mining. It also represents a boon to America's least fortunate for whom energy costs represent a significant part of their budget. All Americans would have been harmed by the Obama administration's legally flawed Clean Power Plan. It would have dramatically increased the cost of electricity and was predicted to reduce global warming by only 0.018 degrees Celsius by 2100, an amount far too small to be measured.

"After Congress rejected proposed cap-and-trade legislation, the Obama administration crafted the Clean Power Plan to force states into regional cap-and-trade plans. President Trump's plan disallows such plans for compliance and focuses, instead, on improving the efficiencies of individual plants.

"The Clean Power Plan claimed to seek a 32 pct reduction in CO2 emissions from 2005 levels by 2030, at an estimated compliance cost of $9 billion. The US Chamber of Commerce estimated a more realistic $75 billion in compliance costs. The Rule was met with bipartisan opposition by 27 states who won a Supreme Court stay of the Rule in 2016.

"The Clean Power Plan was also completely unnecessary. Thanks to the Trump administration's commonsense approach, emissions have fallen by 28 pct since 2017 and are forecast to be reduced 35 pct by 2030. At a compliance cost of $0.3 billion for the ACE rule, these gains were at 250 times less cost than the previous administration's alternative." -- The MacIver Institute

The MacIver Institute is joined by the Caesar Rodney Institute, the Center of the American Experiment, the Commonwealth Foundation, the Independence Institute, John Locke Foundation, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, the Rio Grande Foundation, and the Roughrider Policy Center in supporting the ACE. (Source: MacIver Institute, June, 2019) Contact: The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy Brett Healy, President 608.588.6477, bhealy@maciverinstitute.com, www.maciverinstitute.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Obama Clean Power Plan,  Trump,  Affordable Clean Energy,  


NS Plans Major Woody Biomass Heat Conversions (Ind Report)
Wood Biomass
Date: 2019-06-28
Sitting in Halifax, the Nova Scotia government reports it will soon issue tender calls for the conversation of dozens of provincial government buildings to woody biomass heat.

With six tenders expected to go out shortly. the province has a list of 100 buildings it is considering converting to locally sourced wwody biomass heat, according to a report in the Chronicle Herald. The province is planning a large scale conversion of its rural buildings – from schools to hospitals - to heat them with wood. (Source: Gov. of Nova Scotia Lands and Forests, hronicle Herald, Canadian Biomass, 26 June, 2019) Contact: Nova Scotia Dept. of Lands and Forestry, Iain Rankin, Minister, (902) 424-5935, https://novascotia.ca/natr

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass,  Woody Biomass,  


Finns Investigating Man-made Cellulose Fibre Production (R&D, Int'l)
VTT
Date: 2019-06-28
The Helsinki, Finland-headquartered VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland reports receipt of €2.6 million funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)to improve wood-to-textile value chains to enable increased production of man-made cellulose fibres.

VTT's Green Chemicals and Technologies for the Wood-to-textile Value Chain (CRETE) project, a partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium, will tackle the bottlenecks of creating wood-to-textile value chains by developing innovative technologies for wood pulp modification, cellulose dissolution and fibre-quality generation. The issues to be solved in the project play a significant role in developing sustainable and green technologies for the European industry.

The project is led and coordinated by VTT, alongside partners University of Helsinki, Universitat fur Bodenkultur Wien, Universidade de Aveiro, Metsa Fibre Oyj, Celbi SA, Material Connexion Italia SRL and Vertech Group. (Source: VTT, Canadian Biomass, 26 June, 2019) Contact: VTT Technical Research Centre, Nils-Olof Nylund, +358 400 703 715, nils.olof.nylund@vtt.fi, www.vttresearch.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News VTT,  Cellulosic,  Woody Biomass,  Wood Pulp,  


Iron Edison Picks Nuvation for Solar Energy Storage (Ind Report)
Iron Edison
Date: 2019-06-28
Denver-based Lithium Iron and Nickel Iron battery specialist Iron Edison reports its selection of Sunnyvale California's Nuvation Energy's Low-Voltage Battery Management Systems for use in their lithium iron phosphate battery system for residential solar energy storage applications.

Iron Edison lithium iron phosphate batteries can be used as drop-in replacements to lead-acid batteries in in existing systems or can be purchased as part of a turnkey energy storage solution. (Source: Nuvation Energy, PR, 26 June, 2019) Contact: Nuvation Energy , Micheal Worry, CEO, Joseph Xavier, Director of Marketing, (408) 228-5580, (519) 594-0072 - Ontario Canada Office, joseph.xavier@nuvation.com, www.nuvationenergy.com; Iron Edison, Brandon Williams, CEO, (720) 432-6433, info@ironedison.com, www.ironedison.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy Storage,  Solar,  


WB Supports Sri Lankan Climate Preparedness, Resilience (Int'l)
World Bank
Date: 2019-06-28
As part of its Climate Resilience Multi-Phase Programmatic Approach Project, the World Bank (WB) reports approval of $310 million in loan funding to reduce and mitigate flood risks and improve weather forecasting and early warning systems across the Bay of Bengal island nation of Sri Lanka. The loan, through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is the first of a three-phase investment program totaling $774 million over 8 years.

In 2017, Sri Lanka ranked second among countries most affected by extreme weather events -- extreme temperatures, flooding and drought -- and is expected to see a 1.2 pct drop in annual GDP by 2050 due to climate change. The Program is designed with flexibility for adaptive learning and the potential for private sector participation. (Source: World Bank, Modern Diplomacy, 27 June, 2019) Contact: World Bank Group, www.worldbank.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News World Bank,  Climate Resilience,  Climate Change Mitigation,  


Greenlane Wins $3.4Mn Vancouver RNG Biogas Contract (Ind. Report)
Greenlane Biogas,Fortis
Date: 2019-06-28
Greenlane Renewables Inc. reports its wholly-owned Burnaby, British Columbia-based subsidiary Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has secured a new $3.4 million-dollar biogas upgrading contract for a Metro Vancouver municipal wastewater treatment facility. Work is slated to begin immediately for a mis 2020 completion.

The facility will produce clean Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) for injection into the gas distribution network owned and operated by FortisBC, the local gas utility.

Greenlane's "water-scrubbing" gas purification technology uses no chemicals or heat to cleans impurities and CO2 from biogas to produce high-purity biomethane, suitable for injection into the natural gas grid and for direct use as vehicle fuel. (Source: Greenlane Biogas, PR, July,2019) Contact: Greenlane Biogas, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, salesna@greenlanebiogas.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com; FortisBC, Douglas Stout, VP External Relations and Market Dev., 604-576-7000, www.fortisbc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Biomethane,  RNG,  Fortis,  


MDB Climate Finance Hits Record $43.1Bn in 2018 (Ind. Report)
Climate Change,World Bank
Date: 2019-06-28
According to the 2018 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks' Climate Finance, climate financing by the world's largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in developing countries and emerging economies rose to a high of $43.1 billion in 2018, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks -- an over 22 pct increase from 2017 where climate finance totaled $35.2 billion.

The report notes that $30.2 billion (70 pct) of the 2018 total was devoted to climate change mitigation investments that aim to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and slow down global warming. The remaining $12.9 billion (30 pct) was invested in climate change adaptation efforts to help address mounting impacts of climate change, including worsening droughts and more extreme weather events from extreme flooding to rising sea levels.

Since 2011, the six MDBS have committed nearly $237 billion in climate finance for developing and emerging economies. MDBs' climate finance aims to ensure that global financial flows are consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement.(Source: World Bank, Modern Diplomacy, June, 2019) Contact: World Bank Group, Mehreen Sheikh, (202) 458-7336, msheikh1@worldbank.org, www.worldbank.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  Climate Change Mitigation,  Climate Finance,  


Alexandria Tightens Green Bldg, Efficiency Standard (Ind. Report)
Alexandria, Green Building
Date: 2019-06-28
In the Old Dominion State, the Alexandria city council reports approval of an update to the city's 2009 Green Building Policy requiring new developments to have a 20 pct reduction in energy consumption, 29 pct reduction in water use and 3 pct cut in green gas emissions, compared to developments abiding by the 2009 standards.

The policy update features:: increased minimum certification for projects requiring a development site plan or development special use permit; priority performance points for certification; and enhanced public development standards. The first refers to the certification levels outlined in different third-party rating systems for green building standards. The city sets specific benchmark requirements for three systems -- US Green Building Council LEED, Green Globes and EarthCraft.

The new policy sets higher standards for public development than private development, although requirements for both types increased from those outlined in the 2009 policy. Public developments must now meet LEED Gold standards while private developments must meet LEED Silver stands. Projects not using the LEED system will need to meet the equivalent in Green Globes, EarthCraft or another third-party rating system. The new standards come into force in March, 2020. (Source: Alexandria City Council. Alexandria Times, 27 June, 2019) Contact: Alexandria City Council, (703) 746-4500, /www.alexandriava.gov/Council

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building,  Energy Efficiency,  US Green Building Council,  LEED Certification,  


Armstrong Fluid Tech Inks Net-Zero Bldg Commitment (Ind Report)
Armstrong Fluid Technology
Date: 2019-06-28
Toronto, Ontario-based international HVAC specialist Armstrong Fluid Technology reports it has signed on to the World Green Building Council Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment positioning energy efficiency as a central component to achieving decarbonization across global portfolios. Signatories to the Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment pledge to reach net-zero carbon operating emissions within their portfolios by 2030.

To meet this commitment, Armstrong will: implement energy efficiency measures to lower electricity and fossil fuel consumption; generate renewable energy on-site; and procure renewable generated electricity and carbon offsets.

The WGBC pledge calls for cities, states and regions to require all new buildings to operate at net-zero carbon from 2030, and all buildings, including existing buildings, operate at net-zero carbon by 2050. In addition to generating and obtaining renewable energy to meet reduced energy demand, the Commitment positions energy efficiency as a central component to achieving decarbonization. (Source: Armstrong Fluid Technology, PR, The News, 27 June, 2019) Contact: Armstrong Fluid Technology, Charles Armstrong, CEO, (416) 755-2291, info@armstrongfluidtechnology.com, www.armstrongfluidtechnology.com; World Green Building Council, Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council www.worldgbc.org/advancing-net-zero-status-report-2019

More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero Carbon,  Energy Efficiency,  World Green Building Council,  


Illinois Renewable Resource Procurement Plan Update -- (Ind. Report)
Illinois Power Agency
Date: 2019-06-26
In the Land of Lincoln, the Illinois Power Agency (IPA), the state agency responsible for managing Illinois' renewable energy program has indicated that the state will likely miss its renewable energy target without legislative action. Illinois legislation requires the state to procure 25 pct of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025, but the IPA predicts current policy will only provide enough funding to reach roughly 10 pct by 2030, according to Path to 100, a group supported by labor and renewable energy organizations working to create jobs in Illinois.

Illinois has seen rapid growth in wind and solar energy in recent years, driven in part by policy changes from the 2016 Future Energy Jobs Act. This policy supported new utility-scale wind and solar developments; enabled homeowners, businesses and public entities to lower their energy bills through on-site solar; and generated thousands of new jobs, according to Path to 100. But, IPA contends, without legislative change, renewable energy development will contract in 2020 and dry up almost completely between 2021 and 2025 due to funding constraints written into current law.

Download the Illinois Long-Term Renewable Resource Procurement Plan Update Stakeholder Workshop -- Overview of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and the Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan; RPS Budgets; Utility-Scale Procurements HERE. (Source: Illinois Power Agency, 20 June, 2019) Contact: Illinois Power Agency, www2.illinois.gov/sites/ipa/Pages/default.aspx

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Wind Blade Maintenance Specialist Opening RI Facility (Ind. Report)
GEV Wind Power
Date: 2019-06-26
In Providence, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation reports the awarding of $1.93 million in state Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credits to Hull, UK-based GEV Wind Power as an incentive to open its U.S. headquarters in North Kingstown, where the company expects to employ 125 individuals in wind blade maintenance services to the global wind power industry.

In qualifying for the incentives, GEV will commit to operating in Rhode Island for 12 years. The tax credits are expected to generate $3.5 million in net revenues for the state over the 12-year period, and, once the new hires are in place, an increase of $13.67 million in the state's annual gdp. (Source: GEV Wind Power, Providence Journal, 24 June, 2019) Contact: GEV Wind Power Daniel Boon, GM U.S. Operations, +44 (0) 1482 300 640, www.gevwindpower.com

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REAP Helps Rural Enterprises Cut Energy Costs (Funding)
Renewable Energy for America Program
Date: 2019-06-26
In Washington, the USDA Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) has announced $266,490 in grant funding to eight Oregon applicants, $40,589 to Idaho applicants and $16,981 to Washington projects to help farm applicants for energy efficiency measure to help cut energy costs. Nationwide, the USDA awarded $1 million through REAP across 17 states and Puerto Rico.

REAP grants are divided into two categories. The Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Program awards money for renewable energy developments and efficiency improvements, while the Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Program allows recipients to conduct energy audits and provide assistance for farms and rural businesses. Congress appropriated $50 million for REAP grants and loan guarantees in fiscal year 2019. (Source: USDA Rural Dev., Capital Press, 25 June, 2019) Contact: USDA REAP, rurdev.usda.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News USDA REAP,  Energy EfficiencyRenewable Energy for America Program,  


Chevron, California Bioenergy to Produce Biomethane

Date: 2019-06-26
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and California Bioenergy announced a joint investment in a holding company with California dairy farmers to produce and market dairy biomethane as a vehicle fuel in the state. The holding company, CalBioGas, secured funding from Chevron to build infrastructure for dairy biomethane projects in California’s San Joaquin Valley, adding to the investment from dozens of dairy farmers. Manure storage on dairy farms results in the release of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. CalBio brings technology, operational experience and capital to help dairy farmers build digesters and methane capture projects to convert this methane to a beneficial use as renewable natural gas. The dairy biomethane projects are designed to send dairy biogas to a centralized processing facility, where it will be upgraded to RNG and injected into the local gas utility’s pipeline. The RNG is then marketed as an alternative fuel for heavy-duty trucks, buses, and eventually off-road and farm equipment. (Source: Transport Topics, 24 June, 2019)


Sempra Releases 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report (Ind. Report)
Sempra Energy
Date: 2019-06-26
San Diego-based Sempra Energy reports release of its Delivering Energy With Purpose 2018 corporate sustainability report outlining the company's clean energy, environmental, social and governance performance and investments in energy infrastructure in North America.

The report covers the company's efforts to build infrastructure to connect customers to renewable energy supplies including energy from solar, wind, battery storage and renewable natural gas. Sempra's operating companies also have a number of programs that aim to enhance electric reliability and energy efficiency.

According to the report, the company expects to play a leadership role in the worldwide shift away from coal toward lower-emissions natural gas through the development of five liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure projects in North America.

Download Sempra's Delivering Energy With Purpose -- 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report HERE. (Source: Sempra Energy, PR, NewsWire, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Sempra Energy, Dennis V. Arriola, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Jeff Martin, CEO (619) 696-2901, www.sempra.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sempra Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Sustainable Energy,  


Virgin's Australian Flights Fueled by GEVO SAJF (Ind. Report)
GEVO
Date: 2019-06-26
Englewood, Colorado-headquartered renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer Gevo, Inc. reports Virgin Australia has used Gevo's sustainable aviation jet fuel (SAJF) on 1 million kilometers of flights, for all aircraft operating in and out of Brisbane Airport. The Gevo fuel was dispensed through the airport's general fuel supply system.

Since the first container of SAJF was delivered to Brisbane back in August 2018, Virgin Australia has continued to work with GEVO and has welcomed three more deliveries of the SAJF since this time, according to the Gevo release.

As previously reported, in October, 2017, Virgin (Airlines) Australia announced a two-year project with Brisbane airport, GEVO and the Queensland Government and worked on the trial with supply partners Caltex and DB Schenker. The first test saw a biofuel blend pumped to 195 domestic and international flights that traveled more than 430,000 kilometres. Additional trials were expected to follow over the next 12 to 18 months. (Source: GEVO, PR, Ethanol Producer, 24 June, 2019) Contact: GEVO, Patrick Gruber, CEO, pgruber@gevo.com; Virgin Australia, +61 7 3295 2296, www.virginaustralia.com/uk; Brisbane Airport, www.bne.com.au

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Maritime Shipping Majors Could Miss Emissions Targets (Int'l)
CDP
Date: 2019-06-26
A Sea Change, a new report from the London-headquartered environmental non-profit and investment research provider CDP notes the world's maritime shipping majors are not investing in key technologies to reduce their carbon footprint, and that the sector is at risk of missing the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) targets to reduce GHG emissions by 50 pct by 2050.

The report ranks 18 of the largest publicly listed shipping companies, representing $62 billion of market capitalization, on business readiness for a low-carbon transition. CDP's analysis finds maritime innovation trends currently focus on technologies and fuels that only deliver marginal improvements; the shipping sector has poor rates of disclosure with only 5 companies completing CDP's 2018 Climate Change questionnaire; and board level oversight of climate issues is very low with only 3 companies having board level climate committees.

According to the report, shipping accounts for up to 3 pct of global emissions and 10 pct of transport emissions while transporting around 80 pct of the world's trade in physical goods. (Source: IMO, CDP, 25 June, 2019) Contact: CDP, Carole Ferguson, Head of Investor Research, www.cdp.net; IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org

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NV Energy Adding 1,200 MW of New Solar + Storage (Ind. Report)
NV Energy
Date: 2019-06-26
In the Silver State, Las Vegas-based NV Energy reports it will seek Nevada PUC approval for the addition of nearly 1,200 MW of new solar PV generation along with 590 MW of battery storage to be added to its energy mix in the form of three projects in southern Nevada. With the addition of these new projects, NV Energy will double its renewable energy by 2023.

Each of the three announced projects -- the 200-mw Arrow Canyon Solar Project with a 75 mw battery storage system; the 300-mw Southern Bighorn Solar & Storage Center with 135-mw Li-Ion battery energy storage system; and the 690-mw Gemini Solar + Battery Storage Project with a 380 mw AC battery storage system -- are expected to be online by the end of 2023.

NV Energy's current portfolio includes 57 geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, biomass and supported rooftop solar projects both in service and under development. (Source: NV Energy, PR, 24 June, 2019) Contact: NV Energy, Doug Cameron, CEO, Pres., www.nvenergy.com

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Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Wind Turbine Arrays Set (Ind. Report)
Vineyard Wind
Date: 2019-06-26
In the Bay State, New Bedford-based Vineyard Wind reports it has eliminated three 9.5 MW offshore wind turbines located near the Nantucket Historic District and Chappaquiddick on the eastern end of Martha's Vineyard. The total size of the first U.S. large-scale offshore wind facility will remain unchanged at approximately 800 MW.

Project changes, which were made in response to community and stakeholder input, will see a 20 pct reduction in the project's overall footprint, greater space between offshore wind towers, a white-grey paint finish to limit the project's visual impacts on Martha's Vineyard, and other changes. The project is in 2022. (Source: Vineyard Wind, Cape Cod Today, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Vineyard Wind, Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO, Erich Stephens, Chief Dev. Officer, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vineyard Wind,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


BCIA Touts One Small Change Bldg. Efficiency Campaign (Int'l)
Building Controls Industry Association
Date: 2019-06-26
In the UK, the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is reporting the launch of its One Small Change Campaign to drive a shift towards lower energy demand in buildings at an individual, as well as organizational level.

BCIA is seeking to encourage initiatives that increase energy efficiency; bring building performance in line the UK government's recent commitments to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050; and cut building energy waste. To that end, BCIA is calling on the buildings control industry to share knowledge on different means of saving energy in buildings. (Source: Building Controls Industry Association, PR, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Building Controls Industry Association, Jon Belfield, CEO, +44 0 118 940 3416 www.bcia.co.uk

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Enerfin's 50-MW Valencia Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
GE Renewable Energy,Enerfin
Date: 2019-06-26
In Madrid, Elecnor's wind energy unit Enerfin reports construction is underway on its 50 MW Cofrentes Wind Farm in Valencia.

The wind farm will incorporate 13, GE 3.8-137 onshore wind turbines manufactured at GE's Renewable Energy site in Salzbergen, Germany while the turbine blades will be from GE's LM Wind Power in Spain. GE Renewable Energy will also provide a 25-year Full Service Agreement to be administered from its site in Noblejas and the new Remote Operations Center (ROC) in Barcelona. The project is slated for commissioning in 2020. (Source: Enerfin, reve, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Enerfin, +34 91 417 0980, www.enerfiin.es

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Burberry Targets 95 pct Emissions Reduction by 2022 (Int'l)
Science Based Targets initiative
Date: 2019-06-26
UK-headquartered luxury fashion giant Burberry reports it is targeting a 95 pct reduction in its scope 1 and 2 emissions against a 2016 baseline by 2022, as well as a targeted 30 pct absolute reduction in scope 3 emissions by 2030 against the same baseline. The new commitments expand on an existing goal to become a carbon-neutral operation by 2022.

According to the Burberry release, goals have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and are consistent to the reductions required to limit global warming to 1.5C.

Burberry has already achieved carbon neutral status across the Americas region, EMEIA retail stores and its UK operations and has reduced its market-based emissions compared to the 2016/17 year, having recorded a 43 pct over a two-year period. (Source: Burberry, edie, 25 June 2019)Contact: Burberry, www.burberryplc.com/en/contacts.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  Science Based Targets initiative,  


Notable Quote -- Woody Biomass and the EPA's ACE Rules
Biomass
Date: 2019-06-26
"In a bit of an Orwellian logic, the (Trump) EPA's recently finalized ACE (Affordable Clean Energy) rules ... ignore the basis for why using biomass for power and heat is the principal pathway for decarbonization in most other developed countries. By only counting the CO2 emission at the source and ignoring the continuous adsorption of CO2 by sustainably managed forests, the EPA has excluded a proper consideration of the dynamics that keep the net CO2 added into the atmosphere neutral or even negative.

"In Europe, wood pellets and wood chips are recognized as low carbon fuels because a full life-cycle analysis shows that under well-crafted (and necessary) sustainability criteria, the combustion of those fuels is carbon neutral. The supply chain carbon footprint accounting, given that fossil fuel are used in transportation and in the electricity used to upgrade the biomass into pellets, typically yields an 85 percent or more reduction in net CO2 added to the atmosphere. Because of the carbon benefits, biomass derived fuel makes up about 60 percent of the total renewable energy in the EU28." -- William Strauss, Pres, FutureMetrics, June 24, 2019

Bethel, Maine-based FutureMetrics released the above statement criticizing the Trump Administration EPA's Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Program for its treatment of biomass and calling the program's discussion of how to measure CO2 emissions "misguided."

The ACE program, which replaces Obama's Clean Power Plan, specifies that biomass co-firing is not compliant with the ACE program. Contact: FutureMetrics LLC, William Strauss, 207-824-6702, 207-357-8708 Cell, WilliamStrauss@FutureMetrics.com, www.futuremetrics.info

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