With the green energy legislation, Maryland joins seven others with renewable energy goals of 50 pct or more. Three-quarters of Maryland's green energy supply came from outside the state in 2017.
The new Clean Energy Jobs Act, which is expected to increase an average Maryland residential utility bill by approximately $1.50 per month, has been criticized as not doing enough to combat climate change and not guaranteeing that the tens of millions of dollars of subsidies paid out each year translates to jobs in Maryland.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R), who endorses renewable energy, expressed his support for expanding the mandate to 100 pct clean energy by 2040,
and said he would push for competition in the industry to limit costs for ratepayers. (Source: Baltimore Sun, 22 May, 2019) Contact: Office of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, (410) 974-3901, https://governor.maryland.gov/contact-us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Maryland Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy,
The sale is expected to close by the end of the month pending certain closing conditions. (Source:
Federated Co-Op Limited, CTV, Other 22 May, 2019) Contact: Federated Co-Op Limited, Cal Fichter, VP, (306) 244-3311,
(306) 244-3403 - fax,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fcl.crs; Terra Grain Fuels, (306) 345-2280, www.terragrainfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Terra Grain Fuels, Ethanol,
The U20 Communique was signed by the mayors, or governors of Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels-Capital Region, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Christchurch, Durban, Hamburg, Helsinki, Houston, Jakarta, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, New York City, Osaka, Paris, Port Vila, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Rotterdam, Sao Paulo City, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo and Tshwane.
(Source: U20, Japan Today, 23 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News G20, Climate Change,
Xcel's broader energy plan includes extending the life of the Monticello nuclear plant, continuing to rely on natural gas power plants and increased focus on renewable energy sources.
(Source: Xcel Energy, MPR News, 22 May, 2019) Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy, Carbon Emissions, Coal,
SB19-236, which has passed the State House and Senate, directs all utilities in the state to set a goal of 80 pct carbon reduction by 2030, followed by 100 pct carbon-free electric power generation by 2050.
SB19-236 also allows electric utilities to use low-cost bonds to help refinance retiring fossil fuel generating facilities, a call for distribution system planning and plans to create new workforce and community transition opportunities.
(Source: Colorado PUC, Various Media, PV Mag, May, 2019) Contact: Colorado PUC, (303) 894-2000, www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/puc
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Renewable Energy, Carbon Neutral,
At a congressional budget hearing last week in Washington Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) asked former oil industry lobbyist and Interior Secretary David Bernhard: "Do you lose sleep over the carbon pollution that's driving it (climate change)?"
"I think it's an issue that needs to be addressed, but I don't lose sleep over it," Sec.Bernhardt responded.
Huffman then admonished Bernhardt, "The policies you're promoting are doing enormous damage to our planet. That is an immoral thing to do to the generations to come. And I would hope that you start thinking about that, maybe lose some sleep and maybe decide you're going to be part of the solution rather than part of the force driving the catastrophe."
"There is no law mandating that I (Interior Secretary) combat global warming -- You guys come up with the 'shalls'," Secretary Bernhardt shot back defensively.
Editor's Note: Fortune Magazine is reporting that only four days after his Senate confirmation, the newly minted
Secretary Bernhardt is being investigated for "conflicts of interest and potential ethics violations."
(Source: Various Media, HuffPost, 22 May, 2019)
Contact: Congressman Jared Huffman,
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, www.doi.gov/whoweare/secretary-bernhardt
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
"America's farmers and rural communities are facing a mounting economic threat. With your leadership, Congress can help mitigate the crisis by taking immediate action on a policy that enjoys bipartisan, bicameral support. We are writing today to ask you to renew and extend the biodiesel tax incentive at the earliest opportunity.
"Income for America's farmers is falling, and the impact is beginning to be felt in other sectors of the rural economy. Biodiesel production adds value to oil seed crops and recycled oils, providing one bright spot for the agriculture sector. Congress can take rapid action to renew the biodiesel tax incentive -- a policy that enjoys broad bipartisan support -- to help U.S. biodiesel producers continue growing."
The letters group include the Agricultural Retailers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, CoBank, Corn Refiners Association, Farm Credit Council, National Biodiesel Board, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, National Oilseed Processors Association, National Renderers Association, National Sorghum Producers, and U.S. Canola Association.
A copy of the letter is available for download HERE. (Source: National Biodiesel Board , KTIC, 22 May, 2019) Contact: National Biodiesel Board,
Kurt Kovarik, VP Federal Affairs, (800) 841-5849, www.biodiesel.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board, NBB,
Furthering his work, Timko will spend the summer of 2020 at the Univertite de Bordeaux, where he will learn a low-cost technique for fabricating microfluidic devices developed at the university. This work will be conducted in the Institut de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB), a laboratory jointly run by the university and the National Center for Scientific Research.
Timko"s interest in microfluidics stems from his goal of being able to observe, in real time, the production of biofuels by microorganisms under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure. Timko wants to make a microfluidic device at a micron scale -- the width of a human hair -- made of silicon and Pyrex, a low-thermal-expansion material used for laboratory glassware. This tiny device could contain fluids at elevated pressures while affording easy viewing using a microscope to, for example, analyze the metabolic response of bacteria to a high-pressure environment.
Timko, who received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2016 for his work with biofuels, is looking to use the microfluidic device to accelerate his isobutanol researchh.
Timko is part of a multi-university research team that is developing a new way to produce isobutanol, using supercritical CO2 as a solvent and a bacterium that can thrive in that harsh, antimicrobial liquid. Timko's analysis shows the process could produce isobutanol using one-fifth the energy that traditional, best-case scenario manufacturing processes use.
(Source: WPI. 22 May, 2019)
Contact: Worcester Poltrechnic Institute, Assoc. Prof. Micheal Timko, (508)-831-4101, email@example.com, www.wpi.edu/people/faculty/mttimko, www.wpi.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Isobutanol, Biofuel,
The plant, which would be located in the Permian Basin, is being billed the world's largest Direct Air Capture (DAC) and sequestration facility and is designed to capture 500 kilotonnes per year of CO2 directly from the atmosphere.
Plant construction could get underway in 2021 for operation in 2023. Plant costs and other details have not been revealed. (Source: Carbon Engineering, Kallanish Energy, May, 2019)
Contact: Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, www.oxy.com/OurBusinesses/midstreamMarketing/LowCarbonVentures; Carbon Engineering, Steve Oldham, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carbonengineering.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Engineering , EOR, Carbon Sequestration, CCS,
The Borssele III & IV wind farm is being developed by the Blauwwind consortium -- Partners Group, Shell, Eneco,Van Oord -- and will incorporate 77 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines installed 22km offshore Zeeland. The project is slated for commissioning and operation in 2021.
(Source: Microsoft, Offshore Wind, 23 May, 2019) Contact: Microsoft Netherland, Ernst-Jan Stigter, General Manager, +31 20 500 1500, www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/overnederland;Blauwwind ConsortiumBlauwwind , LinkedIn
More Low-Carbon Energy News Blauwwind, Microsoft, Offshore Wind,
The new Cell Cube FB500- 2000 offers up to 1,000 volts DC for charging and discharging and is capable of over 20,000 deep discharge cycles which translates to a life span of over 25- 30 years. The system is designed for use in large grid-scale utility applications, collocation with solar parks and wind farms.
CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage systems on the basis of vanadium redox flow technology and has over 136 project installations and a 11 year operational track record. (Source: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., PR, 23 May, 2019) Contact: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., Stefan Schauss, CEO, 800-882-3213, email@example.com,
www.cellcubeenergystorage.com , www.cellcube.com]
More Low-Carbon Energy News CellCube Energy, Energy Storage,
The project will incorporate 51, 4.2MW Vestas turbines. Construction is expected to begin this July. (Source: Alinta Energy, Others, Renew Economy, 23 May, 2019) Contact: Alinta Energy, www.alintaenergy.com.au/home
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alinta Energy , Wind, Australia Wind,
The bill also allows utilities to charge ratepayers a fee to cover subsidies for Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) and its two coal plants. The charge to residential ratepayers was cut from $2.50 to $1 a month, reducing the money for credits from $300 million to about $190 million.
(Source: Cincinnati Public Radio, Statehouse News Bureau, 22 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar,
Under the agreement, SGRE will service the turbines and implement value-added analytics such as NEM Solutions and SCADA Diagnostics, later this year.
Since 2010, SGRE has been maintaining wind turbines of other manufacturers. In the US, the company currently has more than 10,000 wind turbines in operation totaling nearly 20GW.
(Source: Pattern Energy, Power Technology, 23 May, 2019)Contact: Pattern Energy Group, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patternenergy.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens Gamesa Americas Service, Darnell Walker, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int/products-and-services
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pattern Energy, Wind, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,
"The continued issuance of small refinery exemptions undermines the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard and imperils the ability of biogas and other renewable fuel producers to create new investments and jobs, especially in rural communities.
"As a program, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) works for the biogas industry. It has boosted American production of renewable fuels, brought new revenue streams to farmers and catalyzed investment in biogas systems. In fact, the number of biogas systems that have been built or upgraded to participate in the RFS has grown at a rate of 30 pct annually supplying valuable renewable fuel that can replace conventional natural gas. In the RFS, biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) related projects represent the fastest growing sector of the RFS and are therefore critical to addressing the gap between the congressionally mandated fuel volumes and the EPA-lowered fuel volumes.
"But the recent management of the RFS program, in particular, the Administration's frequent issuance of small refinery ("hardship") exemptions has killed demand in this market-based program and is now impeding growth, development, infrastructure investments and the creation of quality American jobs. The prevalent issuance of exemptions has created the impression that any refinery can get one. As a result, small refineries and some larger ones, both in growing numbers, have stopped purchasing biogas hoping that each one might also be granted an exemption by the Administration to not comply with this congressionally mandated program. Due to the volume of fuel that most biogas systems produce, a large proportion of biogas systems sell to small refineries.
"The Administration must dramatically slow the issuance of small refinery exemptions (SREs) to small refineries and stop granting SREs to large or unqualified refineries. Indiscriminate and frequent issuance of SREs undermine the integrity of the RFS and imperil economic prosperity and energy security. The Administration needs to follow the law that Congress passed." (Source: American Biogas Council, PR, 23 May, 2019) Contact: ABC,
Patrick Serfass, Exec. Dir., (202) 640-6595, email@example.com, www.AmericanBiogasCouncil.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Hardship Waiver, Biofuel, American Biogas Council , Biogas,
Under the Agreement, the parties will seek to jointly develop U.S. biomass gasification power projects in the 2 to 3 MW in size range, with an estimated project value between $15 and $20 million each. Five such projects have already been identified. EQTec will provide its proprietary Gasifier Technology (EGT), technical design and engineering for the power plant projects. Both firms will work on project funding. (Source: EQTec, Various Media, Bioenergy insight, 23 May, 2019) Contact: Eqtec, +34 935 73 9981, www.eqtec.es;
Phoenix Energy, Ian Price, CEO, (415) 286-7822, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.phoenixenergy.net, www.phoenixpg.com/biomass-projects
More Low-Carbon Energy News EQTec, Phoenix Biomass Energy,
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers assessments, rebates, discounts, and recycling programs that have saved customers more than 35 million mWh of electricity -- equivalent of eliminating approximately 44 billion pounds of carbon emissions from the atmosphere or removing over than 4 million cars from the road for a year.
The ComEd program also helped drive the purchase of more than 130 million energy-efficient light bulbs and provided more than $956 million in energy-efficiency improvements.
(Source: ComEd, PR, 23 May, 2019)
Contact:, ComEd, Jane Park, Snr, VP,(312) 394-3500, www.comed.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Commonwealth Edison, Energy Efficiency,
Power Factor Correction at the equipment level is a documented energy efficiency measure that to date has had limited adoption worldwide. TEC has perfected this technology and application over the last 10 years which offers significant energy savings, as well as more operational up-time and extended equipment life.
Smartcool's ECO3, ESM and ECOHome retrofit technologies reduce the energy consumption of compressors in air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump systems by up to 40 pct, according to the company.
(Source: Smartcool, Newsfile, 23 May, 2019) Contact: Smartcool, Mike Kordysz
VP, Investor Relations,
(604) 904- 8632,
email@example.com, www.smartcool.net[endlink, [satrtlink]www.smartcooleco3.com; Total Energy Concepts, www.totalenergyconcepts.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Smartcool, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
According to Resideo, the technology complements it's portfolio of connected thermostats, including the Honeywell Home T-Series smart thermostats -- the T9 and T10 Pro -- which feature wireless smart-room sensors to deliver a desired temperature to a specific room as needed.
Resideo claims a presence in 150 million homes and a network of 110,000 professional contractors.
(Source: Resideo TechnologiesPR, 22 May, 2019)
Contact: Resideo Technologies, Mike Nefkens, Pres., CEO, www.resideo.com;
Whisker Labs, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.whiskerlabs.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Whisker Labs, Energy Efficiency,
Joining WattTime in the carbon tracking initiative are non-profits Carbon Tracker, a financial think tank that analyses the economic impacts of the energy transition and the first organization to pioneer satellite-based power plant monitoring; and World Resources Institute (WRI) which maintains a comprehensive global power plant database.
(Source: WattTime, PR, 20 May, 2019) Contact: WattTime, Gavin McCormick, Executive Director , (510) 201-9877, www.watttime.org; World Resources Institute, Dan Lashof, U.S. Director,www.wri.org; Carbon Tracker, www.carbontracker.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tracker, Carbon Emissions, Power Plant Emissions, WattTime, Google, World Resources Institute,
The aim is not to only to offer multiple grid services such as voltage compensation, reactive power and frequency regulation services but offering renewable baseload to the Australian market which goes hand-in-hand with a planned 50MW solar project at the same site.
Pangea Energy will invest approximately $200 million in the project and will
build, own and operate the site and procure from CellCube products and services which may include an electrolyte service as a co-funding mechanism.
The companies are currently conducting due diligence and reviewing the off-take conditions for starting construction in late 2019 with plans to be operational in 2020.
(Source: CellCube, PR, 14 May, 2019) Contact: Pangea Energy, Luis Chiang Lin, CEO, www.pangeastorageproject.com; CellCube Energy, Stefan Schauss, CEO , Glenda Kelly, Inv. Communications, (800) 882-3213, email@example.com, www.cellcubeenergystorage.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CellCube, Energy Storage,
To that end, the state government and the Indian Institute of Technology (Bhilai) have inked an agreement to explore the possibilities of designing the project which
would ensure the increased cultivation and consumption of rice and the use of rice stover, waste and by-products, such as biofuel. Only surplus rice and waste would be used in the production of biofuel, according to the release.
(Source: Indian Institute of Technology, Business Standard, 21 May, 2018)
Contact: Indian Institute of Technology, www.iitd.ac.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Rice Ethanol,
Wind power, according to Xinhua, is the third-largest source of energy in the country after coal and hydropower. The country is already the world leader in wind power with 187 GW in capacity in early 2018. The plan is to increase this to 210 GW by the end of 2020. In 2019 China generated 1.87 trillion kWh of electricity from renewable sources, according to Xinhua.
(Source: Xinhua, oilprice.com, 21 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, China Offshore Wind, Renewable Energy,
ICS also noted it welcomes the additional guidance agreed by the IMO MEPC to assist the smooth implementation of the global sulphur cap on 1 January 2020 -- requiring ships outside sulphur emission control areas to use fuel with a sulphur content of 0.5 pct or less.
(Source: International Chamber of Shipping, Marine Link, 17 May, 2019) Contact: IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Chamber of Shipping, Guy Platten, Sec. Gen., www.ics-shipping.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Chamber of Shipping, IMO, Maritime Emissions, Shipping Emissions,
Japan's government has set a goal of cutting domestic emissions by 80 pct by 2050. The Tokyo Metropolitan government has gone a step further and plans for effectively zero emissions in Tokyo by 2050. The strategy will include a 40 percent reduction in incinerated plastic waste by 2030.
Koike announced her plans to representatives of 26 of the world's major cities at the Urban 20 Mayors Summit now underway in Japan.
Urban 20 (U20) is a new diplomatic initiative, convened by C40 Cities and UCLG, to help cities develop collective messages and inclusive solutions for global issues such as climate action, the future of work and social integration, and related information.
(Source: U20 Mayors, NHK World Japan, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Urban 20 Mayors, www.urban20.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions , CO2,
"We can and will lead in bio-energy, in particular the production of biomethane/renewable natural gas, the production of wood pellets, syngas, and we will fully explore the economic potential in these resources in order to meet the goal of 100 pct renewable energy by 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals," Hill said in an address to
the recent Bio-Digestion: Benefits to Barbados conference in Bridgetown. Presently only an estimated 4 pct to 6 pct of Barbados' energy needs are being met by renewable.
(Source: Barbados Design Council SIDS, Barbados Advocate, 18 May, 2019) Contact:
Design Council SIDS, Mark Hill, www.facebook.com/designcouncilsids
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy, Biogas, Renewable Energy,
Presently, Iran has 54 petrochemical plants which supply 53.6 million tons of petrochemical products.
The sector is expected grow to 75 million tons by March 2022 and exceed 100 million tons by March 2026.
(Source: MENAFN, AzerNews, 20 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol,
Shipments have already started, and there are plans to expand the deal to additional mines as it installs on-site storage for biodiesel.
Aemetis owns and operates a 60-million gpy ethanol production facility in California's Central Valley. It also has a 50-million-gpy renewable chemical and advanced fuel production facility on the east coast of India for production of high-quality distilled biodiesel and refined glycerin for US, European and Indian customers. (Source: Aemetis, Mining Magazine, May, 2019) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO , Todd Waltz, (408) 213-0940, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, www.aemetis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Biodiesel,
Borrowers participating in the program pay back the cost of the upgrades to the state Energy Improvement Corp. (EIC), which administers the loans on behalf of the county. The loan will be secured through a lien placed on the "Benefitted Property" by the EIC.
(Source: Franklin County, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Malone Telegram, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Franklin County Economic Dev., Russ Kinyon, Dir., www.fcadc.com; C-PACE Alliance, Cliff Kellogg (202) 744-1984, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.c-pacealliance.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News C-PACE, Energize New York, Energy Efficiency,
The project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimize the energy output. Turbine delivery is slated for Q2, 2020, for commissioning in Q1, 2021.
(Source: Vestas, PR, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Vestas,
Christina Schmidt, +49 40 46778 5153,
Mobile - +49 (0) 160 90141736.,
email@example.com, www.vestas.com; Fortum Oyi, Joonas Rauramo, VP Wind Generation, Vesa Koivisto, Development Manager, +358-50-453-6322, +358 10 4511, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fortum.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortum, Vestas, Wind Turbine, Wind,
The bond is the first to be issued under Hong Kong's HK$100 billion ($12.74 billion) green bond program to fund projects around clean transportation, air quality improvement and green buildings.
"Green bond" issuance worldwide to date this year stands at $41.3 billion, $12 billion of which was raised in Asia. (Source: Reuters, Various Media, May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Bond,
The Hawaiian bill also establishes energy and water efficiency standards for five products not currently covered at the federal level, including computers, faucets, showerheads, spray sprinklers, and certain fluorescent lamps.
California, Oregon and Washington have similar laws mandating that
refrigerators, dishwashers, commercial air conditioners and other appliances meet national appliance efficiency standards.
(Source: Star Advertiser, 21 May, 2019)Contact: Office of Gov. David Y. Ige, www.governor.hawaii.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
To that end, Phillips County officials have inked a $1 million contract with Little Rock-based Entegrity Partners to install an initial 400 kW of solar photovoltaic array, with the capacity to add another 600 kW of solar power in the future. The installation is expected to generate a total of 593,000 kWh per year -- sufficient power for 48 Arkansas homes. The project will be 100 pct funded by the utility cost savings.
The solar system will incorporate 1,194 panels that, combined with new lighting and other energy efficiency upgrades, will deliver a minimum energy cost saving of $81,380 per year. The projects are expected to begin this summer for completion in fall of 2019. (Source: TB&P, 20 May, 2019) Contact: Entegrity Partners,
Rick Vance, (479)301.2517, www.entegritypartners.com; Philips County, https://phillipscounty.arkansas.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Entegrity Partners, ,
Through a variety of strategic initiatives, the company will cut carbon emissions across its global production sites from nearly 2 million tons recorded in 2017 to 960,000 tons by the end of 2030. To that end, the company is looking to expand its high-efficiency facilities and technologies targeting greenhouse gas reduction and alleviating the creation of carbon emissions during the production process.
Additionally, through the expansion of its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, LG plans to secure UNFCCC Certified Emission Reduction (CER) credits. (Source: LG, PR, May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News LG, CDM, Carbon Emissions,
In 2016, no candidate had a specific climate platform, but reports indicate that this year, candidates will need to detail specific action plans if they hope to be taken seriously. Many progressive democrats are demanding candidates formally endorse the Green New Deal, while others expect candidates to refuse campaign donations from the fossil fuel industry.
(Source: inhabitat, Reuters, 20 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
The N155/4.5 is aimed at growth markets with medium wind conditions and for sites "without strict requirements on maximum noise levels or high levels of effective turbulence intensity --
much of the U.S., Latin America, South Africa and south-east Asia," according to Nordex.
The turbine, which uses the same doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) as previous Delta4000 turbines, will initially be available with a 108-metre steel tower, a 120-metre concrete tower and a 164-metre hybrid tower.
Production is due to start in late 2020. (Source: Nordex, May, 2019) Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, email@example.com, www.nordex-online.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex, Wind Turbine,
Aurora's DM-110e was launched as a less expensive version of our DM product line, to address the price-sensitive market for the automation of manual sheet resistance measurements. The DM-100e is typically used by manufacturers for more limited testing after diffusion and, like all of our DM products, is a reliable non-contact system that prevents cell damage during testing, while providing high measurement accuracy and excellent repeatability, according to the company.
(Source: Aurora Solar Technologies Inc., PR, Newsfile, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Aurora Solar Technologies, Gordon Deans, P.Eng.
(778) 241-5000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aurorasolartech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aurora Solar Technologies, Solar Cell,
Aerojet Rocketdyne provides propulsion systems and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, as well as tactical systems, in support of domestic and international customers.
ZAF Energy Systems develops and commercializes next-generation battery technologies that use sustainable, nontoxic materials and can be safely and easily recycled. Its breakthrough battery technologies include a nickel-zinc (NiZn) chemistry and a zinc air chemistry, both of which deliver the highest power and energy density of any battery system in their class. (Source: Aerojet Rocketdyne, PR, 21 May, 2019)
Contact: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Eileen Drake, Pres., CEO,
Ashley Gudzak, In-Space Communications, (571) 236-4091,
ZAF, Randy Moore, Pres., CEO,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery, Energy Storage,
The solar plant is expected to generate about 27.5GWh per year of electric power for the country's grid. The project will also add significantly to the country’s share of renewable energy in the total installed power generation capacity between 4.5GW and 5GW by 2032.
(Source: ADB, 21 May, 2019)Contact: Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, Pres. +63 2 632 4444, www.adb.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Asian Development Bank, Solar,
In its Global Citizenship report, FedEx highlights the fact that it will be adding 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric vehicles to its express fleet in California and
will obtain 30 pct of jet fuel from alternative fuels by 2030. In reaching its goals, the company noted it is ahead of plan for its FedEx Cares goal of investing $200 million in more than 200 global communities by 2020.
(Source: FedEx, PR, 20 May, 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News FedEx, Carbon Emissions,
The offered program, which is targeted to damp and drafty -- often older -- homes with wildly fluctuating temperatures, identifies high utility usage and similar issues as ways to assist and correct the unfavorable conditions. The program can also provide a rebate of up to $1,250 for completion of program recommendations. The program can also provide discounted NEST Thermostat E units, carbon monoxide detectors, showerheads, faucet aerators, and water heater pipe wrap and other energy efficient improvements and services.
(Source: Dominion Energy Ohio, Energy Insider, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy Ohio, Jim Eck, VP & GM of Ohio & West Virginia Distribution, www.dominionenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Ohio, Energy Efficiency,
Under the terms of the order, Vesta will supply and commission the turbines along with a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement, which was designed to ensure optimized performance for the lifetime of the project.
Turbine delivery is slated for Q2, 2020 for commissioning in Q3, 2020.
(Source: Vestas, Compelo, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Vestas, Chris Brown, US & Canada Sales & Serv., www.vestas.com;
EDF Renewables North America, Art DelRio, VP, Wind Technology Strategy, www.edf-re.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables, Vestas, Wind Turbines,
Of the total, $1.5 million will go to Kapawe'no First Nation in Narrows Point to design and install a renewable and eco-friendly forest biomass heating system that will help to reduce the community's reliance on diesel, cut energy costs and generate jobs. The project is funded through the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities program.
$500,000 will be granted to The Rockies Institute in Canmore to bring together the best available Indigenous and scientific knowledge on forest fire management. The project will inform innovative practices for local, regional and provincial climate change adaptation.
The remaining $110,000 is awarded to Nu Ch'anie Society in Cold Lake to pursue various forest sector bioenergy-biomass business development activities. The three projects are funded through the Indigenous Forestry Initiative. (Source: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Biomass, May, 2019) Contact: Natural Resoures Canada Indigenous Forestry Initiative, www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/federal-programs/13125
More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Resources Canada, Forest Biomass, Bioenergy, Biofuel, Natural Resources Canada,
Under the European Union's emissions reduction standards, CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles are to be reduced by 30 pct by 2030.
Sweden is aiming to reduce CO2 emissions from domestic traffic by at least 70 pct by 2030. (Source: Gasum,Regeringen.se, Europa, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Gasum Oy, Mikael Antonsson, +358 20 4471, www.gasum.com/en/About-gasum/Information-about-Gasum/Gasum-in-brief
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas news, LNG news, Biofuel news, Liquified Natural Gas news,
The project, which includes a 15-year post-construction operational phase, is expected to break ground this month.
The waste will be converted into "refuse-derived fuel" (RDF). It will be used as a fuel in cement factories instead of coal and will simultaneously result in a diversion of at least 90 pct of household waste from landfill.
(Source: Emirates RDF, Middle East Technical Review, , 12 May 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Municipal Waste, MSW, Waste-to-Fuel,
For gasoline and diesel oil, rates will remain the same at 23 cents per gallon, while ethanol, methanol and liquefied petroleum gas will be pegged at 11.5 cents per gallon.
The county is expected to net less than $45,000 per year from the biodiesel blends fuel tax. (Source: Maui County Council, Maui News, 18 May, 2019) Contact: Maui County Council, www.mauicounty.gov/66/Council
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According to the release, "GMP's energy supply is 90 pct clean carbon free and 60 pct renewable energy, so heating and cooling with a hyper-efficient heat pump is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, and these new rebates offer great savings to help customers make the switch."
GMP has committed to being 100 pct clean carbon free energy by 2025 and 100 pct renewable by 2030. (Source: Green Mountain Power, PR, Vermont Digger, 17 May, 2019) Contact: Green Mountain Power, Josh Castonguay, VP, (802) 770-3392, email@example.com, www.greenmountainpower.com
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