The $10 million in state funds would be used to try and acquire an additional $40 million from the U.S. DOE for another project that would be connected with the Integrated Test Center in Gillette.
The proposed 5-MW equivalent pilot project would use enhanced coal-based technology that captures at least 75-pct of the carbon emissions, according to the governor's request. (Source: Office of Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, Wyoming Public Media, 16 Jan., 2019)
Contact: Office of Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, www.facebook.com/markgordon4wyoming; University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, www.uwyo.edu/ser
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, CO2, Carbon Sequestration, Greenhouse Gas,
The new regulations, which will come into force January 1, 2020, include enhancements to requirements for leak detection and repair to ensure leaks are detected and repaired quickly. Under the new regulations, industry will be required to increase data management and reporting requirements to ensure transparent reporting of industry actions are under development.
The Province aims to cut methane emissions by 45 pct by 2025 and feds have a similar target.
(Source: BC Oil & Gas Commission, PR, Jan., 2019) Contact: BC Oil & Gas Commission, 250-794-5200, www.bcogc.ca/public-zone/reducing-methane-emissions
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, GHG,
The 75F system improves a commercial building's operational efficiency and occupant experience by proactively controlling the HVAC, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and lighting settings based on inputs from sensors, weather data, configuration settings and predictive algorithms.
Broadly, the 75F solution provides commercial building owners with improved energy efficiency, occupant comfort and productivity, indoor air quality management, controls automation, extended equipment lifecycles, and remote management capabilities. The system is equipped with IoT, Machine Learning, cloud-computing, data storage and processing power, according to the company.
(Source: 75F Tech Panda, Jan., 2019) Contact: 75F,
(888) 590-8995, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News 75F, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
The SG 10.0-193 DD turbine offers up to 30% more AEP than its predecessor, the SG 8.0-167 DD. Its 94-meter-long-blades -- almost the length as one soccer field.
A SG 10.0-193 DD prototype is expected to be installed in 2019 with a commercial market launch slated for 2022.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, 17 Jan., 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Andreas Nauen, CEO Offshore Business Unit,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Wind Turbine, Offshore Wind ,
The TRUE Platinum Zero Waste certification is a result of efforts to divert more 90 pct of Chou's landfill waste.
TRUE Zero Waste certification levels include Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. To achieve TRUE Platinum, the team earned 69 out of the 70 credits ranging from: composting food scraps, tracking the purchase of environmentally preferred products, providing employees with access to zero-waste training, and reducing the use of hazardous waste chemicals.
(Source: University of California Berkeley, American School & University, Jan., 2019) Contact: TRUE Zero Waste, www.true.gbci.org; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News UC Berkeley, LEED Certification, USGBC, WELL Certification,
When the plants are in their final stages of maturation, their fruit will be harvested in order to evaluate the yield in oil per ton and to define an extended cultivation plan.
(Source: ANSA Med, 16 Jan., 2019) Contact: ENI Bio,
+39 06 598 22030,
Fax: +39 06 598 25488, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Castor Oil, Oil Seed,
The HPB will be a state-of-the-art facility containing biomass processing and fermentation equipment applicable to a range of biofuel and renewable chemical production technologies.
The first phase of the project received $4.6 million from the New South Wales (NSW) Government under the Growing Local Economies fund to unlock long-term growth opportunities in regional NSW through targeted infrastructure investment.
The foundation project of the Biorefinery is a $30 million cellulosic ethanol pilot plant project by Apace Research Limited (Apace), Ethanol Technologies Limited (Ethtec), the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Chinese engineering company JTL and the University of Newcastle. (Source: University of Newcastle, Australia, PR 17 Jan., 2019) Contact: NIER, Professor Alan Broadfoot, Executive Director, +61 2 4033 9000, www.newcastle.edu.au;
Ethtec, + 61 7 4776 5300, +61 7 4776 5392 - fax, www.ethtec.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Ethanol, Ethtec, Biomass,
Maximum Solar presently service more than 150 MW of solar of various sizes in the northeastern U.S. Services include complete O&M contracts, remote monitoring, facility reporting, electrical testing, inspections, trouble-shooting and repair, aerial and ground based thermal imaging, preventative maintenance, and others. (Source: Ameresco, PR, Jan., 2019) Contact: Maximum Solar,
Brett Chapman, Pres., (978) 429-8216, www.maximumsolar.com; Ameresco (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Ameresco,
Attis has successfully converted the pulp extracted from its patented biomass processing into high yields of sugar using Novozymes' proprietary enzyme cocktails.
Initially, Attis and Novozymes will focus on optimizing the value of the biotechnology utilized in the Attis process. (Source: Attis Industries, Chemical Engineering, Jan., 2019) Contact: Attis Ind., Jeff Cosman, CEO, 678-580-5661, www.attisind.com; Novozymes, Peder Holk Nielsen, President and CEO, Tina Sejersgard Fano, VP Bioenergy, +45 44 46 00 00, www.novozymes.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Attis Industries, Novozymes, Biofuel,
CarbonCure Technology chemically mineralizes waste CO2 during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete without impacting the concrete's quality or price.
(Source: Carbon Cure Technologies, PR, 17 Jan., 2019)
Contact: CarbonCure Technologies, Robert Niven, CEO, (902) 442-4020, email@example.com, www.carboncure.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CarbonCure, Cement, CO2,
The New Leaders of the Pack: ACEEE's Fourth National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs profiles model programs that deliver energy savings that not only help customers save money, they also benefit the environment by reducing carbon emissions and other pollutants. Moreover, since these programs save energy at lower costs than other forms of new supply, the whole economy benefits," according to ACEEE's Martin Kushler.
The 53 recipients include both electric and natural gas utilities, and span a wide range of program types and technologies. Programs range from low-income residential to strategic energy management for large businesses, and from high efficiency lighting to complete building retrofits.
Download the full listing of programs HERE.
(Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy , PR, 16 Jan., 2019) Contact: ACEEE, Seth Nowak, Report Lead Author and Project Manager, (202) 507-4000, www.aceee.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy , Energy Efficiiencyy,
The increase from 10 pct to 20 pct is intended to reduce high domestic stockpiles and boost sustainable energy sources.
Source: Primary Industries Ministry, Malay Mail, Jan., 2019)
Contact: Primary Industries Ministry, Teresa Kok, Minister, www.revolvy.com/page/Ministry-of-Primary-Industries-%28Malaysia%29
More Low-Carbon Energy News Palm Oil, Biodiesel,
The biofuel was produced in the UAE by the not-for-profit Masdar Institute of Science and Technology's Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
The biofuel fuel was derived from oil in Salicornia plants grown on the two-hectare Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (SEAS) farm -- a desert ecosystem designed to produce fuel and food in saltwater -- in Masdar City.
(Source: Etihad Airways, Trade Arabia News, 17 Jan., 2019)Contact: Etihad Aviation Group, Corporate Affairs, +971 50 818 9596, www.theetihadaviationgroup.com, www.etihad.com; Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), Masdar Institute, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.masdar.ac.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Etihad Airways, Green Fuel, Jet Biofuel, Aviation Biofuel,
ADNOC, the UAE's largest fully integrated maritime and logistics company, has reduced its CO2 emissions by 1 million tons since 2013, according to a company release.
(Source: ADNOC, International Shipping News , 17 Jan., 2019) Contact: ADNOC, +971 2 602 9000, www.adnoc.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Maritime Emissions, Carbon Emissions,
Florida's other utilities, including Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric Co. and Gulf Power, have also recently begun large-scale solar energy projects. (Source: FPL, Panama City News Herald, 16 Jan., 2019) Contact: Florida Power & Light, Eric Silagy, Pres., CEO, www.fpl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Florida Power & Light , Solar,
Cuomo's plan also calls for New York's Clean Energy Standard mandate to be increased from its present 50 pct to 70 pct renewable electricity by 2030. To that end, the state plans to invest approximately
$200 million to facilitate the development of an offshore wind transmission grid.
Governor Cuomo will also direct the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Department of Public Service to expand their Solar For All programme. Cuomo is also calling for
roughly $1.5 billion in competitive awards that will support 20 large-scale solar, wind and energy storage projects totaling 1.65 GW in upstate New York. These projects could enter construction as early as August, while the overall capacity is planned to be operational by 2022. (Source: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Renewable, Jan., 2019) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov, https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo
More Low-Carbon Energy News New York Renewable Energy, Andrew Cuomo,
The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Access the Four Decades of Antarctic Ice Sheet Mass Balance from
1979 - 2017 report
HERE. (Source: University of California Irvine, Climate Action, Jan., 2019) Contact: University of California, Irvine, Eric Rignot, Chair of Earth System Science, Report Lead Author, (949)824-3739,
More Low-Carbon Energy News NASA, University of California Irvine , Climate Change, Global Warming,
The UW research teams are led by Scott Dunham, a professor of electrical and computer engineering; Hugh Hillhouse, a professor of chemical engineering; and Devin MacKenzie, an associate professor of both mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering. All are also researchers with the UW-based Clean Energy Institute, and MacKenzie serves as director of the institute's Washington Clean Energy Testbeds. Dunham and Hillhouse are also members of the UW Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute.
Prof. Hugh Hillhouse's project was awarded $1.5 million to focus on understanding how the composition, structure, and environmental exposure of pervoskites can affect their stability and performance.
Associate Prof Devin MacKenzie's project scored nearly $200,000 to focus on perovskite manufacturing using roll-to-roll processing techniques. Prof. Scott Dunham's project will investigate copper indium gallium selenide (CIGs) with $681,000 in grant funding.
(Source: University of Washington News, DOE SETO, 16 Jan., 2019)
Contact: University of Washington Clean Energy Institute, 206-221-9263, email@example.com,
www.cei.washington.edu; Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, 206-685-6833, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wcet.washington.edu; Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute, University of Washington, www.washington.edu; US DOE SETO, www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, DOE SETO, PV, Photovoltaic,
The project is being financed by the French Development Agency.
Kenya Power and Light is a limited liability company that transmits, distributes and retails electricity throughout Kenya.
(Source: Kenya Power & Light, 17 Jan., 2019) Contact: Kenya Power, www.kplc.co.ke
More Low-Carbon Energy News Geothermal,
The Engineering and Science Building houses the university's most energy efficient lab space. During the initial design phase of the building, 3D modeling was used to evaluate conditions of the site such as orientation, heat gain from windows, natural light, and others to ensure optimized design. Other green design elements that helped achieve its LEED status include:
The proposed Smart Export Guarantee is intended to improve and replace existing Feed-in Tariff (FiT) schemes and a Generator Export Tariff incentive scheme for small-scale generators to supply electricity to the grid. Both schemes expire on 31 March,2019.
Those most obviously affected by such a shift are rooftop solar owners, but the UK boasts approximately 560,000 households and businesses generating small-scale electricity under the FiT scheme using a range of technologies including biomass anaerobic digestion, ,wind power and hydro-electricity.
The proposed Guarantee would specifically replace the FiT scheme and would require electricity suppliers to pay new small-scale energy producers for excess electricity generated from homes and businesses which is supplied to the grid.
(Source: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, CleanTechnica, 13 Jan., 2019)
Contact: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, https://www.gov.uk/.../department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy
More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ,
In 2014, the country planned to produce 20 GW of solar energy and 7 GW of wind energy. solar energy and the rest from wind energy.
(Source: UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, 14 Jan., 2019)
Contact: King Abdullah Atomic and Renewable Energy City, +966 11 808 5555, www.kacare.gov.sa/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,
Your Energy, Your Future campaign details HERE.
(Source: NIPSCO, Tree Hugger, Jan., 2019) Contact: NIPSCO, Violet Sistovaris, President, www.nipsco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NIPSCO, Coal, Carbon Emissions, CO2,
VLS Decarb is now securing long term carbon storage contracts from industrial, institutional and governmental clients seeking to mitigate CO2 emissions associated with their operations.
VLS Decarb's proprietary technologies have the potential to permanently sequester approximately 35 years of global electric power CO2 emissions associated with the energy consumed in simultaneously sequestering all global CO2 emissions from all sources during the same time.
(Source: VLS Decarbonization Partners, LLC, PR, Jan., 2019) Contact: VLS Decarbonization Partners, John Francis Thrash MD, email@example.com,
U.K. Energy and Clean Growth Minister, www.gov.uk/government/ministers/minister-of-state-minister-for-energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Sequestration, CCS, Carbon Storage, CO2,
Since the most recent data period,coal-powered plants in Pleasant Prairie, Sheboygan and Green Bay have been shutter and replaced with natural gas and renewable energy.
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission( WPSC) notes that the state's coal consumption has decreased by 28 pct since its peak in 2005, and overall emissions have dropped 20 pct.
(Source: WPSC, University of Wisconsin, Wisc. Public Radio, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: The Wisconsin Public Service Commission, 608-266-5481, https://psc.wi.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal, Carbon Emissions,
In qualifying for certification, the Stamford hospital focused on; airflow, energy consumption, air quality, and "green" roofs.Other LEED qualifying features include:
In addition, the hospital has also been lauded by Stamford 2030 District, a public-private nonprofit collaborative community of high-performance buildings in downtown Stamford.
Stamford 2030 aims to cut energy and water consumption and reduce emissions from transportation in the city by 50 pct by 2030.
(Source: WestFair Online, Stamford Health, PR, Jan., 2019) Contact: Stamford Health, Kathleen Silard, Pres., CEO, www.stamfordhealth.org;
USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,
The CHP system generates 60 pct of the campus' heat, 20 pct of its electric power, and
is a key component that allowed us to achieve LEED Platinum for the Gateway Center which houses the CHP facility which is credited with cutting the campus carbon footprint by 24 pct.(Source: SUNY ESF, PR, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact:
SUNY ESF, David C. Amberg, Intrim Pres., Joshua Arnold, Dir, Energy Management, Utilities, (315)470-6500, www.esf.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Footprint, Carbon Emissions, CHP, Energy Efficiency,
The 5 MW project, spearheaded by Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based Deep Earth Energy Production Corporation, is expected to generate sufficient energy to power around 5,000 homes.
(Source: Gov't of Canada,Various Media, CNBC, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: Deep Earth Energy Production Corporation,
P. Geo., Director, President & CEO,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Geothermal,
Vestas is presently planning the 800 MW Vineyard Wind project off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, as well as exploring potential projects in nearby states.
(Source: Vestas, Various Media,14 Jan., 2019) Contact:
MHI Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vestas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News MHI Vestas, Wind, Offshore Wind ,
FoE has outlined 12 measures it said would enable a just transition to a zero-carbon future.
The measures include: Special Saving Incentive Account-style schemes for insulating homes; solar panels for every school and feed-in tariff payments for solar power supplied to the grid;
low or zero fares for buses, trams and trains; new investments in public transport; and a carbon tax refund scheme where the increase in the carbon tax would be returned to the tax payer. The group is also calling for a
€20 increase in the carbon tax from January 1st 2020, and a €5 increase per year thereafter. (Source: Friends of the Earth,PR, Irish Times, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: Friends of the Earth Ireland, Oisin Coghlan, Dir., +353 1 639 4652, www.foe.ie
More Low-Carbon Energy News Friends of the Earth, Carbon Tax, Climate Change,
Equinor is currently performing front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies on storage with project partners Shell and Total.
The FEED-studies will provide more accurate cost estimates necessary for an investment decision.
Equinor will next prepare a Plan for Development and Operations (PDO) scheduled for delivery in 2019. An investment decision for the Norwegian full-scale CCS project is expected in 2020/2021.
(Source: Equinor, Gas World, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: Equinor, www.equinor.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor, CCS, Seabed Carbon Storage,
According to the D.C. Green Building Advisory Council 50 pct of the city's buildings will need to improve their energy performance to meet as yet undermined standards. The bill gives the D.C. Department of Energy & Environment until 2021 to establish a standard Energy Star score that buildings must meet, and it requires that standard to be at least at the level of D.C.'s current median score. The new law will also establish a task force of commercial real estate industry representatives to help with the implementation.
Building Owners needing to make upgrades will be able to utilize multiple financing methods, including low-interest PACE bonds and the D.C. Green Bank, a new fund that allows owners to borrow money for building upgrades and pay it back out of their future energy savings. (Source: Bisnow Washington, 14 Jan., 2019)
Contact: DC Green Bank, www.doee.dc.gov/greenbank
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Building Energy Efficiency, Building Sustainability,
Ventient's 690MW of installed capacity on 34 wind farms stretch the length of Great Britain from Cornwall to Caithness, Scotland. (Source: Ventient Energy, PR, 4 Jan., 2019) Contact: Ventient Energy, Mark Jones, CEO, +44 0131 243 1380, email@example.com, www.ventientenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ventient Energy, Wind,
When fully operational, the plant is expected to generate $322.8 million in new economic activity, support 80 to 100 jobs and have an estimated payroll and benefits of more than $5 million.
Construction of the soybean crush and biodiesel facility would begin in 2021. (Source: Epitome Energy, PR, Grand Forks Herald, Jan., 2019) Contact: Epitome Energy, Dennis Egan, Owner, www.bizapedia.com/mn/epitome-energy-llc.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Epitome Energy, Soybean, Biodiesel,
The C-PACE financing will fund multiple measures including roofing & insulation, HVAC systems, energy-efficient LED lighting, water efficiency, seismic measures and will contribute to the project goal of obtaining LEED Silver or Gold certification.
(Source: K2 Clean Energy Capital, PR, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: C -PACE, www.copace.com; K2 Clean Energy Capital LLC, Stephen Tsu, co-founder and Managing Director , Jonathan Pickering, Managing Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.k2cleancap.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News C-PACE, Energy Efficiency,
Once the lighting retrofits are completed, the federal customers expect to cut their annual energy usage for lighting by approximately 50 pct per facility.
For the projects, Orion is replacing
legacy T5, T8, compact fluorescent and HID lighting systems with energy-efficient LED lighting platforms and controls. (Source: Orion, PR, Energy Mgr., Others, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: Orion Energy Systems, Mike Altschaefl, CEO, (312) 660-3575, www.orionlighting.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Orion Energy Systems , LED Light, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficient Light,
The work included a pre-treatment unit to process low-cost and low-waste feed stock into oil, the expansion of a boiler, and an environmental systems to enable the production of 50 million gpy of biodiesel and bio-oil while simultaneously operating the biodiesel, pre-treatment and glycerin refining units. At full capacity, the plant is expected to be able to refine approximately 5 million gpy of glycerin.
The Indian Government is seeking to increase domestic biodiesel consumption from the present 1 pct biodiesel blend to 5 pct of the total petroleum diesel consumption. To that end,
the government reduced the Goods & Services Tax (GST) on biodiesel from 18 pct to 12 pct to support the industry. (Source: Aemetis, PR, Chemicals Technology, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO , Todd Waltz, (408) 213-0940, email@example.com, www.aemetis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Biodiesel,
Punjab is preparing a baseline data base of the area's more than 400 oilseed -bearing trees as well as investigating indigenously designed and tested machinery and equipment suitable for bi -diesel transportation fuel production from lantana, water hyacinth, arundonex and oil seed bearing trees. (Source: Punjab Forest Department, Times of India, 16 Jan., 2019) Contact: Indian Institute of Petroleum, +91 135 252 5722, www.iip.res.in;
Punjab Forest Department, pbforests.gov.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Biodiesel, India Biofuel,
The new approach uses gasification to turn biomass into intermediate products -- liquid hydrocarbons, methanol or methane -- in production units integrated with communal district heating plants or forest industry power plants. The intermediate products are processed further in oil refineries to make renewable fuels or chemicals.
VTT developed and piloted the new gasification process and evaluated the competitiveness of plants based on the technique in the course of a recently concluded project called BTL2030. The distributed generation process developed by the project team makes efficient use of the energy content of biomass,
according to VTT.
(Source: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Canadian Biomass, Jan., 2019) Contact: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, +358 20 722 7070, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vttresearch.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News VTT, Woody Biomass, Biofuel,
The board cited concerns about loan payments being collected through property tax bills, potential predatory lending practices, problems selling homes with R-PACE liens and subsequent property devaluation, leading to a reduction in tax revenues, for its rejection
The PACE program allows residents and businesses to make energy-efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to their properties with no cash up-front, out-of-pocket expenses, with the cost of the work covered by third-party lenders who are then re paid through an assessment on property tax bills, but the PACE lien on the property takes priority over other existing loans.
On a federal level, the US Federal Housing and Finance Agency, which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two largest purchasers and backers of residential loans, has directed lenders under its oversight to not purchase mortgages secured by properties with R-PACE (residential PACE) liens.
(Source: Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, Lompac Record, 15 Jan., 2019) Contact: Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, www.countyofsb.org/bos
More Low-Carbon Energy News PACE, Energy Efficiency,
In 2018 the government suspended all new subsidized solar capacity approvals after a record 53-gigawatt capacity increase in 2017 left it with a backlog of at least 120 billion yuan ($18 billion) in subsidy payments. The new subsidy-free projects will generate renewable power for sale at the same prices as non-subsidised coal-fired power plants, and will not have to comply with capacity quota restrictions.
Under the new policy, grid companies will be encouraged to guarantee electricity purchases from pilot projects, lower transmission fees and support cross-regional deliveries of subsidy-free power. The government has already approved the construction of several subsidy-free wind farms, and solar generators have also achieved price parity in some regions.
According to the NDRC, solar construction costs in China plunged 45 pct from 2012 to 2017, while wind project costs fell 20 pct over the same time frame.
(Source: China National Development and Reform Commission, Reuters, 10 Jan., 2019)Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News China National Development and Reform Commission ,
roject Tundra could potentially capture up to 95 pct of the Milton R. Young plant's carbon emissions which could then be used for enhanced oil recovery or stored in underground rock formations.
To advance the project, MinnKota will reportedly apply for $15 million in federal DOE grant funding which will be matched by the state for a total of $30 million to study and design of the project plan.
The Lignite Energy Council, and other proponents are reportedly working to ensure state policy will create a friendly environment for Project Tundra which they claim is important to the state in terms of enhanced oil production, reducing carbon emissions, guaranteeing a reliable and cost-effective source of energy, and preserving the lignite coal industry. (Source: MinnKota Power Cooperative, Forum News Service, 12 Jan., 2019) Contact: MinnKota Power Cooperative, Stacey Dahl, External Affairs, 701-795-4000, www.minnkota.com; Lignite Energy Council, Jason Bohrer, (701) 258-7117, www.lignite.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, MinnKota Power, Lignite Energy Council,
The Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018 includes measures to reduce emissions from buildings and transportation. Federal buildings will have to follow the stricter energy efficiency standards that the new law will bring for all existing D.C. buildings. All public transportation and private vehicle fleets, including ride-share programs Uber and Lyft, must be carbon free by 2045.
The bill is expected to cut the city's greenhouse gas emissions 42 pct by 2032.
Previously, the district had pledged 50 pct renewable energy by 2032. (Source: City of Washington, DC, Building Design & Construction, Jan., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Washington Clean Energy,
VIWAPA is making investments in upgrading the generation, transmission and distribution systems to improve reliability, as well as incorporating a practical approach to renewable energy to help reduce VIWAPA's reliance on fossil fuels. (Source: NYPA, The St, John Source, 12 Jan., 2019) Contact: NYPA,
Gil Quiniones, Pres., CEO, (914) 681-8186, www.nypa.gov;
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, (346) 773-2250, www.viwapa.vi
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYPA, Renewable Energy,
The Lawai Solar and Energy Storage Project combines a 28-MW solar PV and 100-MWh five-hour duration energy storage system that meets roughly 11 pct of Kauai islands power needs -- more than 50 pct of Kauai island is powered by renewables, according to AES.
The project, which got underway last February, is owned and operated by AES Distributed Energy. The project's energy storage system incorporates SunPower's solar panels and 13,000 lithium-ion battery modules from Samsung SDI.
Hawaii has mandated the use of 100 pct renewable energy by 2045.(Source: AES, PR, Power Eng., 9 Jan., 2019)
Contact: AES Corp., Andres Gluski, Pres., CEO, www.aes.com; Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, www.kiuc.coop
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Energy Storage, AES Corp. ,
BEE is a statutory body under Ministry of Power mandated to implement policy and programmes in energy efficiency and conservation with CPWD, the Indian government's principle construction agency.
The Star Rating Programme for buildings is based on the actual performance of a building in terms of its specific energy usage in kwh/sqm/year. This programme rates office buildings on a 1-5 Star scale, with 5 Star being the most efficient.
(Source: India Bureau of Energy Efficiency, 10 Jan., 2019) Contact: India Bureau of Energy Efficiency, www.beeindia.gov.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Building Code,
The project will contribute to Mauritius achieving its national goal of 35 pct renewable electricity by 2025.
Since 1971, ADFD has financed development projects in 88 countries across the globe, including 40 African nations. (Source: ADFD, arabianindustry.com, 13 Jan., 2019) Contact: ADFD, Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General , www.adfd.ae/english/Pages/Home.aspx
More Low-Carbon Energy News Abu Dhabi Fund for Development , Solar, Rooftop Solar,