The Assessment's conclusions differ from the Trump administration’s position on climate change and include:
Download the Fourth National Climate Assessment report HERE
(Source: Fourth National Climate Assessment Report, Various Media, Michigan Public Radio, 23 Nov., 2018)
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The funding is intended to support Samoans most at risk given their strong dependency on natural resources for their livelihoods, while often living in fragile ecosystems throughout the island country. our planet's most pressing environmental problems.
Since its founding, the GEF has provided over $17.9 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $93.2 billion in co-financing for more than 4500 projects in 170 countries. Today, the GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global climate change and other environmental issues, according to the GEF website.
(Source: Global Environment Facility, Samoa Observer, 24 November 2018) Contact: Global Environment Facility, www.thegef.org
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If approved and constructed the 13-turbine wind farm is expected to generate approximately 150,000 MWh of power per yearand would be the fourth wind farm on Oahu after the 12-turbine Kahuku Wind and 30-turbine Kawailoa Wind farm and an 8 turbine wind farm presently under development.
(Source: Eurus Energy, Hawaii Tribune Heral, 25 Nov., 2018) Contact: Eurus Energy Holdings, www.eurus-energy.com
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The city's intent is to limit its carbon footprint, reduce its approximately $1.2 million per month electric power bill, and generate at least 25 pct of it energy requirements from renewable resources as quickly as possible. Presently, only 4 pct of the city's power is from renewable energy sources. Under Albuquerque's arrangement with PNM, the city would purchase half of the electricity that would be generated by the proposed 50-MW solar plant. The site, cost and other details of the proposed solar facility have not yet been determined.
PNM has invested heavily in solar in recent years and has scaled back operations at its coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico as part of a federal mandate to reduce haze-causing pollution.
(Source: PNM, City of Albuquerque, Santa Fe New Mexican, 21 Nov., 2018)Contact: Public Service Company of New Mexico, Pat O'Connell, Dir. Resource Planning, (505) 241-2700, www.pnm.com; City of Albuquerque, Planning Dept., (505) 924-3860, www.cabq.gov/planning
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The 100-turbine Ekola Flats wind project proposed near Medicine Bow will be owned and operated by Rocky Mountain Power while Invenergy plans its 47-turbine Uinta Wind Energy Project near Evanston.
The developers hope to have the wind farms built before federal tax credits are scheduled to end in 2020. (Source: Casper News Tirbune, AP, 24 Nov., 2018)
Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
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The Solheimajokull glacier, which flows from the active, ice-covered volcano Katla, has shrunk by about 2,050 feet between 2007 and 2015 and released enough methane to significantly accelerate climate change, according to the study.
Dr. Hugh Tuffen, a volcanologist at Lancaster University and study co-author says "The heat from Katla volcano may greatly accelerate the generation of microbial methane, so in fact you could see Katla as a giant microbial incubator." (Source: Lancaster University, 14U News, 24 Nov., 2018)Contact: Lancaster University,
Dr. Hugh Tuffen, Volcanologist, +44 (0)1524 594713, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/hugh-tuffen, www.lancaster.ac.uk
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Schneider Electric Ventures supports innovation through funding, incubation and partnerships. The firm has committed to invest between €300 and €500 million in incubation projects, partnerships with entrepreneurs, and specialized funds in the coming years. Major projects developed by Schneider Electric Ventures include:
The company is working with the University of Guelph's Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC) in Ontario.
According to the release, the global bioplastics and biocomposites sector is entering the plastics market at an annual growth rate of 30 pct. (Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, PR, 23 Nov., 2018)
Contact: Competitive Green Technologies, Mike Tiessen, Pres., (519) 329-2525, www.competitivegreentechnologies.com;
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, (855)773-0241,
(613) 773-1081, email@example.com, www.agr.gc.ca/eng/home/?id=1395690825741; University of Guelph's Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre, Dr. Amar Mohanty, (519) 824.4120 X 56664,
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Following the transaction, the business unit will be established as Adesso BioProducts AB, a leading Scandinavian biofuels supplier.
(Source: Perstrop, PR, Chemicals Technology, 22 Nov., 2018)
Contact: Perstrop, Jan Secher, CEO, www.perstorp.com
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The SDC managed trust will initially invest in a portfolio of nine projects valued at £57 million and £30 million worth of contracts across the UK.
The tech-heavy projects include combined cooling/heating and power plants at a Citi data centre and St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, as well as LED lighting projects for hundreds of Santander properties.
The company expects the final applications and commitments under the offer and initial placing to close on 5 December, with the publications of the result of the IPO set for 6 December. (Source: Sustainable Development Capital, Investment Week, 23 Nov., 2018) Contact: Sustainable Development Capital, +44 (0) 207 287 7700,
Fax - +44 (0) 207 806 8100, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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The initiative is expected to cut energy usage at the facility by 32 pct.
The two agencies will also share post-installation data, servicing and maintenance of the air-conditioning (AC) systems and a further cool roof application.
(Source: Jamaica Observer,PR, 22 Nov., 2018) Contact:
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, www.pcj.com
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To qualify for provincial support, projects must be in the five-to-25 MW range. Funding will be sourced from the provincial carbon tax and will be paid in the form of 20-year contracts.
Qualifying applicants must demonstrate community benefits, such as revenue from electricity production, local jobs and training opportunities and meet wildlife protection and other regulatory standards. standards.
The Alberta government aims to have 5,000 MW worth of generation from renewable sources by 2030, with 7,000 MW worth of projects presently ready to go.
The province will promote the program before it launches in fall 2019. The Alberta Federation of Rural Electrification Associations, as well as the Alberta Community and Co-Operative Association and Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) support the program. (Source: Alberta Climate Change Office, Western Producers, 23 Nov., 2018) Contact: Alberta Climate Change Office, Hon. Shannon Phillips, Minister, aep.alberta.ca/about-us/ministers-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alberta Climate Change Office, Shannon Phillips, Renewable Energy, Community Renewable Energy,
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"The message is loud, clear and undeniable: climate impacts are here and growing. The tragic Camp Fire in California serves as a stark illustration of how climate change is loading the dice for more extreme events that devastate people, homes and the economy. We should trust what we're seeing with our own eyes: more intense wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, and heat waves. This is what climate change looks like and it will become far worse unless we rapidly shift to a low-carbon economy.
"Climate change is already taking a toll on U.S. agriculture, health, tourism, fisheries, energy, transportation, infrastructure, businesses and more. For example, $1 trillion dollars of public infrastructure and private property along the U.S. coastline are at risk due to rising seas, increasing storm surges, and tidal flooding. No region of the country and no sector of the economy is immune. We must use all tools and pursue all policy levers to turn the tide. The NCA report makes it clear that we need a rapid and decisive shift to a low-carbon economy to achieve inclusive, long-term economic prosperity across the United States." WRI concluded. (Source: World Resources Institute, PR, 23 Nov., 2018) Contact: World Resources Institute, Dan Lashof, U.S. Director, World Resources Institute, www.wri.org
The plan calls for the city of approximately 79,500 residents to work with federal, state, local and tribal agencies to implement more aggressive "thinning" operations, better manage the city landfill to reduce GHG emissions, encourage higher density mixed-use developments, greater energy efficiency, a possible municipal carbon tax, and encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation and low-carbon fuels.
The plan doesn't specify a program timetable, costs or funding options.
(Source: Flagstaff City Council, Arizona Daily Sun. 24 Nov., 2018) Contact: Flagstaff City Council, www.flagstaff.az.gov/1406/Mayor-City-Council
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Potential projects seeking funding will be assessed by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Projects shortlisted for GSSF funding may also be eligible for ARENA funding under the Advancing Renewables Program . Under the GSSF, applicants must be able to match funding dollar-for-dollar and preference will be given to projects targeting financial close by the end of 2019.
ARENA is already supporting feasibility studies for two prospective pumped hydro plants at Cultana and Middleback Ranges, two virtual power plants trials and has contributed towards two grid-scale batteries -- Infigen's Lake Bonney battery and the ESCRI battery in Dalrymple. (Source: ARENA, Energy Storage, 23 Nov., 2018) Contact: ARENA, www.arena.gov.au
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The organization's Mission Possible report notes that reaching net-zero carbon emissions from heavy industry and heavy-duty transport sectors is technically and financially possible by mid-century and even earlier at a cost of less than 0.5 pct GDP in developing global economies.
The report outlines the possible routes to fully decarbonize cement, steel, plastics, trucking, shipping and aviation -- which together represent 30 pct of energy emissions today -- and could increase to 60 pct by mid-century as other sectors lower their emissions.
The India ETC Mission Possible report is calling for the decarbonization of heavy industry and heavy-duty transport, a focus on carbon capture and storage (CCS) possibilities, increased reliance on renewable energy and increased energy efficiency are all crucial to reducing atmospheric CO2 and improving air quality. (Source: Indian Energy Transitions Commission, Economic Times, 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: Indian Energy Transitions Commission, www.teriin.org
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To date, Bullfrog Power has supported 140 installations across Canada, which include wind and solar projects with schools, Indigenous Peoples and community co-ops.
KRP Properties owns and operates over 30 buildings totaling approximately 3.1M sq-ft in Kanata North, Ontario, often referred to as "Canada's Largest Technology Park."
(Source: Bullfrog Power, PR, CNW , 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: Bullfrog Power, Facebook (facebook.com/BullfrogPower), KRP Properties, Terry Young, VP Operations, facebook.com/KRPProperties
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The first of the two projects, a 10MW "front of the meter" project, will be a grid-tied NEC GSS Grid Storage Solution in Brentwood, Essex, The second project, a 9MW capacity "behind the meter" project will be built at the Port of Tilbury, co-located with London's Port of Tilbury industrial port facility.
The NEC GSS Grid Storage Solution behind-the-meter battery storage system will use a metering scheme, installed by Nippon Koei.
Both projects are expected to be operational by mid-2019. (Source: NEC Energy Solutions, PowerTech, 22 Nov., 2018) Contact: NEC Energy Solutions, Roger Lin, (508), 497-7261, email@example.com, www.neces.com
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The report covers: sustainable biogas systems processes for treatment of waste; protection of environment; conversion of low-value bio-material to higher-value material; biogas for heat and electric power production; and the production of advanced gaseous biofuel.
Access the The role of Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas in the Circular Economy report
HERE. (Source: IEA Bioenergy, Nov., 2018) Contact: IEA Bioenergy, www.ieabioenergy.com
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In granting approval,
the regulator determined that converting the facility to run on biomass will increase the share of renewables in Guadeloupe's energy mix to about 35 pct from the present 20.5 pct.
(Source: Albioma SA, Renewables, 16 Nov., 2018) Contact: Albioma SA, +33 (0)1 47 76 67, 00, www.albioma.com/en
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The facility will convert organic fruit waste from Dole Philippines' Surallah and Polomolok factories in South Cotabato.When fully operational, the project is expected to generate roughly 50,000 MWh of clean energy annually, which DPI will use for power generation.
(Source: MPIC, Business World, 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: Metro Pacific Investments Corp., www.mpic.com.ph
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The grant program is intended to stimulate investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects,
to promote biomass gasification technology and help reduce carbon emissions.(Source: AEDB, Nov., 2018)
Contact: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, www.unido.org;
Pakistan Alternative Energy Development Board, www.aedb.org
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The rules, if passed into law, would put quotas on car dealerships to make 10 pct of their new car sales zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2025, 30 pct by 2030, and 100 pct by 2040.
The move is part of the BC NDP government's climate action plan to reduce emissions in B.C. by 80 pct by 2050.
(Source: City News, News 1130, Various Media, 20 Nov., 2018)
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According to the company, its cloud computing platform lets users access breakthroughs in plant-level wind farm optimization and control via a simple-to-use web-based interface.
(Source: Vayu, PR, Nov., 2018)
Contact: Vayu, Jim Kiles, CEO, www.vayuai.com
Sotware detail are at www.vayuai.com/services
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For the project, E.ON will partner with Swiss investment manager Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (CSEIP), which will hold an 60 pct stake in the project which is expected to commissioned by the end of 20121.
E.ON will construct and operate the wind farm under a long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement while retaining a 20 pct ownership take in the project.
Nordex will supply the €500 million ($570 million) project's 114 wind turbines ranging from 3.9 MW to 4.4 MW . (Source: E.ON, CleaTechnica, 20 Nov., 2018) Contact: E.ON, Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, CEO, E.ON Climate & Renewables, Michael Lewis, CEO Climate and Renewables, +49 2 11 45 79 4170, www.eon.com
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Under the legislation, an Office of Building Energy Performance would be created under the Department of Buildings to oversee compliance for the larger buildings. Constantinides said buildings that emit the most greenhouse gas will have to comply earlier than those that emit less.
Buildings greater than 50,000 square feet will be required to meet the new regulations, and retrofit their properties with energy-efficient technology to meet the standard.
(Source: AM New York, NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides,, 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: Office of City Councilman Costa Constantinides, www.council.nyc.gov/district-22
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This latest iteration complements Q CELLS' existing All-In-One solution, the Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 inverter, battery and management system, and is initially sized at 4.0 kWh but can be scaled up to 20 kWh capacity at increments of 4 kWh each time. Such modularity makes the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 an ideal solution for end-consumers that may wish to start small with their storage, and scale upwards as required.
By integrating a hybrid bi-directional inverter into the system, the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 battery can rapidly and efficiently adapt to the customer's consumption requirements.
The system incorporates lithium-ion battery cells supplied by Samsung SDI. (Source: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., SolarNovus, 22 Nov., 2018) Contact: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. , www.hanwha-qcells.com, www.hanwha.com/en/about_hanwha.html
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The report highlights the responsiveness of the clean energy ecosystem to both local policies and nationwide trends. In general, the annual growth rate has slowed compared to previous years. The energy efficiency and renewable and efficient heating and cooling sectors remain strong, growing at respective rates of four and eight percent each over 12 months.
Access the Rhode Island Clean Energy Industry Report 2018
HERE. (Source: Energy Rhode Island, ecoRI, Solar Ind, 20 Nov., 2018) Contact: Energy Rhode Island, www.energy.ri.gov
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Gold certification reflects the considerable energy efficiency and sustainable features that went into the design and construction of the expansion, including:
PCL is a Toronto-based group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia.
(Source: PCL Constructors Canada, Inc., PR, Nov 23, 2018) Contact: PCL Constructors Canada, Inc., Angela Taylor, Buildings Div. Group Head, www.plc.com; Canada Green Building Council, Mark Hutchinson, Director of Green Building Programs, (866) 941-1184, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cagbc.org
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Initially, Avril plans to produce only "a few thousand" tpy of fuel. (Source: Avril Group, UkrAgroConsult, 22 Nov., 2018) Contact: Avril Group, +33(0)18.104.22.168.00,
+33(0)22.214.171.124.00 - Fax, www.groupeavril.com
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When fully operational, the solar installation is expected to raise clean energy consumption by city facilities from 16 pct to 72 pct.
Over 20 years, the project is expected to save the city approximately $6 million in energy costs.
The entire project will use about 87 acres of land.
It's scheduled to begin next spring and go online next summer.
Fayetteville is planning to use only clean energy by 2030. (Source: City of Fayetteville, KNWA, 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: City of Fayetteville, Peter Nierengarten, Sustainability Director, www.fayetteville-ar.gov/3229/About; Ozarks Electric Cooperative, www.ozarksecc.com
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RTE France also noted that
France was on track to meet its target of 15 GW of installed wind capacity by the end of 2018 but would likely miss its goal of 10.2 GW solar capacity by the year end. (Source: RTE, Business Insider UK, Reuters, 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: RTE France, www.rte-france.com
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The increase in CO2 from 2016 to 2017 was smaller than from 2015 to 2016 and practically equal to the average growth rate over the last decade.
The influence of the El Nino event that peaked in 2015 and 2016 and contributed to the increased growth rate during that period sharply declined in 2017. For CH4, the increase from 2016 to 2017 was lower than that observed from 2015 to 2016 but practically equal to the average over the last decade. For N2O, the increase from 2016 to 2017 was higher than that observed from 2015 to 2016 and practically equal to the average growth rate over the past 10 years.
Download the WMO State of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere report
HERE. (Source: World Meteorological Organization Greenhouse Gas Bulletin Bulletin -- No. 14, Nov., 2018) Contact: WMO, +41 (0) 22 730 81 11,
+41 (0) 22 730 81 81 - Fax,
email@example.com, www.wmo.int, https://public.wmo.int
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Despite increasingly obvious consequences of deadly heatwaves, hurricanes, floods, droughts, wildfires, and other climatic changes, greenhouse gas emissions remain largely unabated. While considerable attention has been given to improvements in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources as a way to reduce emissions, much less serious attention has been given to improving the state of natural ecosystems as sinks of such emissions. For instance, if restored, global natural forest may stock >460 billion tonnes of carbon, or all human carbon emissions at current rates for 50 years. That degree of ecosystem restoration, however, poses numerous big challenges. (Source: University of Hawaii at MānoaBig Island Now, 19 Nov., 2018) Contact: University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Camilo Mora, Assoc. Prof. of Geography,
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The CAER project -- Advancing Post-Combustion CO2 Capture through Increased Mass Transfer and Lower Degradation -- aims to "significantly advance deployment of CO2 capture through enabling technologies that increase CO2 mass transfer and reduce solvent loss."
The project will involve the development and fabrication of customized dynamic packing to increase CO2 mass transfer in the absorber column, and an electro-chemical cell to adsorb and decompose nitrosamines before they can be emitted into the environment. After both of these systems have been constructed, they will be tested on CAER's bench-scale CO2 capture unit.
(Source: US DOE Office of Fossil Energy, PR, Nov., 2018) Contact: UK CAER, Kunlei Liu, Assoc. Director for Research, (859) 257-0305, https://caer.uky.edu; DOE Office of Fossil Energy, www.energy.gov/fe/office-fossil-energy
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The expected "pilot" sailing is being funded in the amount of $200,000 by the not-for-profit global trade association Methanol Institute and Nanyang Technological University. The funding will cover the cost of retrofitting a conventional ship with an imported methanol-fuelled engine. Methanol is expected to eventually compete with and possibly replace LNG as a marine bunker fuel, (Source: Business Times, 19 Nov., 2018) Contact: Nanyang Technological University. www.ntu.edu.sg; Methanol Institute, www.methanol.org
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CGN is China's largest nuclear power generator with 20 reactors as of end-2017. CGN operates solar power plants with a combined capacity of 1.72 GW. (Source: Hanwha Q Cells, PR, Nov., 2018) Contact: China General Nuclear, en.cgnpc.com.cn; Hanwha Q Cells, Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com
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The plan is part the utility's SRP 2035 long term growth plan, as laid out at the close of its 2018 fiscal year.
By 2025, SRP anticipates 11 pct of its energy needs will be met by solar and avoid another 11 pct of its current supply level from energy-efficiency measures. The utility's energy storage plan includes the purchase of a 25 MW/100 MW-hour battery storage system from Tesla, to be installed at the Agua Fria Generating Station in Glendale, California.
SRP notes that it paid over $150 million in solar incentives to approximately 20,000 customers between August 2004 and April 2018, and $205 million since May 2008 in energy efficiency incentives resulting in an overall 2.14 pct annual incremental energy savings exceeding the 2 pct annual target.
(Source: SLP, CleanTechnica, 17 Nov., 2018) Contact: SRP, Mike Hummel, GM, Scott Harelson, Renewable Energy, Scott.Harelson@srpnet.com, www.srpnet.com
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A longtime manufacturer of subsea umbilical and power cables, JDR entered the offshore wind energy field in 2006 and is a provider to European wind power companies. (Source: JDR Cable Systems, WorkBoat, 17 Nov., 2018)Contact: JDR Cable Systems, www.jdrcables.com
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January 2018 reported the highest wind farm generation during with 202 GWh, while October was the lowest month with 70.62 GWh. Costa Rica was the first Latin American country to incorporate wind in its matrix in 1996. The country expects to source 98 pct of its electric power from renewables by the end of the year.
(Source: Costa Rica National Electric System, reve, 18 Nov., 2018)
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LEED Zero recognizes specific achievements in building operations and rewards projects that have used LEED as a framework to address important aspects of green buildings and taken their buildings to the next level by designing and operating toward net-zero goals.
LEED Zero encourages a holistic approach for buildings and places that will contribute to a regenerative future. This is part of a vision to ensure the next phase of USGBC's efforts will be LEED Positive, where buildings generate more energy than they use, and remove more carbon than they produce.
(Source: USGBC, The Construction Specifier, 19 Nov., 2018) Contact: USGBC LEED Zero, new.usgbc.org/leed-zero
More Low-Carbon Energy News US Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency, Green Building,
The advanced course is intended to instruct and train construction and energy industry professionals on the key elements of retrofiting existing buildings and to support their technical capacity for more effective post-retrofit maintenance and preventive care, according to the EmiratesGBC release.
The course covers the limitations, financial implications and risks and benefits of the retrofit measures. The training programme is based on the EmiratesGBC Technical Guidelines for Retrofitting Existing Buildings and serves as a handbook for all industry stakeholders to achieve higher levels of energy and water efficiency by retrofitting existing buildings.
Course graduates are qualified as
EmiratesGBC-certified Building Retrofit Specialists.
(Source: EmiratesGBC, PR, TradeArabia News Service, Nov., 2018) Contact: Emirates Green Building Council, +971 4 346 8244, www.emiratesgbc.org
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Solar United Neighbors is a community of people committed to solar energy and working together with partners to develop solar co-ops that enable a bulk purchase program for participants to finance and and save on solar installation costs.
(Source: Solar United Neighbors, 19 Nov., 2018) Contact: Solar United Neighbors, New Solar United Neighbors of Texas, Robert Noel, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org,
(202) 888-3601, www.solarunitedneighbors.org/category/solar-united-neighbors
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The Dartmouth project, led by Prof. Jifeng Liu, will focus on a new type of solar absorber coating aimed at optimizing energy conversion efficiency. The absorber coating reportedly converts over 95 pct of the absorbed energy into heat.
Dartmouth's research is one of several CSP projects that will develop materials and designs for collectors, power cycles, and thermal transport systems that can withstand high temperatures and resist corrosion.
(Source: Dartmouth College, 19 Nov., 2018)Contact: Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, Prof. Jifeng Liu, https://engineering.dartmouth.edu; US DOE SETO, www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE SETO, Sola, CSP Solarr,
The company wants to develop and commercialize products resulting from the conversion of residual biomass.
The federal funding will enable the company to purchase specialized equipment and support business development activities abroad.
(Source: SiliCycle, Canadian Biomass, 16 Nov., 2018) Contact: SiliCycle, (418) 874-0054, www.silicycle.com
Canada Economic Development (CED) for Quebec, www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng
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The energy storage system will have a maximum output of nearly 240MW and 720MWh storage capacity, and is expected to come onl;ine in March , 2023.
Chiyoda Corporation is responsible for the design, engineering, and construction for the grid reinforcement pilot project which is backed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.
Mitsubishi Electric noted that its BLEnDer RE energy-management system is designed to monitor and control batteries for renewable energy power supply and to help in balancing electricity demand and grid stability. (Source: Mitsubishi Electric, Power Technology, 19 Nov., 2018)
Contact: Mitsubishi Electric, www.mitsubishielectric.com/en/contact/index.html
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Itron's IntelliSOURCE Enterprise Distributed Energy Resource Management System
allows both consumer and utilities to communicate with and control solar panels, thermostats, load control switches, water heaters and others DERs.
(Source: Itron, PR, Smart Energy, 19 Nov., 2018) Contact: Itron, Steve Hambric, VP Distributed Energy, www.itron.com;
Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, (760)931-2641, www.aesc-inc.com; California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov
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Pacific Bioenergy operatse wood pellet plants in Prince George, Chetwynd and Fort St. John and is involved in a wood waste partnership in Quesnel, British Columbia.
(Source: Pacific Bioenergy, Rocky Mountain Goat, 19 Nov., 2018) Contact: Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia, www.fesbc.ca; Pacific Bioenergy, Don Steele, CEO, (604) 602-1099, www.pacificbioenergy.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pacific Bioenergy, Woody Biomass, Wood Pellet,