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UK Carbon Capture and Storage Association
Date: 2018-11-09
"Despite an impressive reduction in our power sector emissions over the past decade, the UK stands at a climate change crossroads. In order to have any hope of meeting our existing climate change targets, we need to drive deeper decarbonisation in heating, transport and heavy industry." -- Luke Warren, CEO, UK Carbon Capture and Storage Association.

The UK has 33 pct of Europe's CO2 storage capacity, and as much as the rest of the EU combined -- creating a potentially significant market opportunity to 'sell' storage space. It also has the considerable assets, infrastructure and skills needed to become Europe's leader in developing the technology, according to the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Association. (Source: UK Carbon Capture and Storage Association, Gas World, Nov., 2018) Contact: UK Carbon Capture and Storage Association, Luke Warren, CEO, www.ccsassociation.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Carbon Capture & Storage,  


NETs Offer CO2 Removal Potential, Report Notes (Ind. Report)
National Academies of Science, Engineering
Date: 2018-11-09
A new report from the Washington, DC-headquartered National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine has concluded that a substantial research initiative should begin as soon as possible to learn more about the impacts, limitations and scalability of Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs).

According to the report, NETs , which remove CO2 directly from ambient air or enhance natural carbon sinks, could be scaled up to capture and store a significant amount of global carbon emissions, but not enough to prevent a global temperature increase of more than 2 degrees C. More research is needed to understand how to overcome existing constraints on the technologies, such as high costs and energy requirements, according to the report.

The report highlights two NETs -- direct air capture (DAR) and mineralization using chemicals and reforestation, changing agricultural practices to enhance soil carbon storage, using biomass produce electricity with CCS and enhancing the amount of carbon stored in coastal ecosystems. In addition to mitigating climate change, NETs could open an untapped market, the report notes. (Source: National Academies of Science, Engineering, Engineering News Record, Nov., 2018)Contact: National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, 202-334-2000, www.nationalacademies.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2,  Carbon Capture,  Carbon Dioxide,  


CO2-Algae Biofuel R&D Funded at Arizona State Univ. (Funding, R&D)
Arizona State University
Date: 2018-11-09
The U.S. DOE has announced the awarding of a total of $80 million tp 36 early-stage bioenergy projects aimed at reducing the cost of algae-based, drop-in fuels to $3 per gallon by 2022, Of the $80 million total, two Arizona State University (ASU) research teams received a total grant of nearly $4.5 million.

The two ASU teams are headed by Wim Vermaas, Foundation Professor in the School of Life Sciences and a member of the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis, and Bruce Rittmann, director of Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology.

Both ASU projects are developing innovative approaches for improving the efficiency of microalgae to capture waste CO2 and convert it into biodiesel transportation fuels and other valuable products.

Rittmann will explore ways to make CO2 delivery to algae more efficient. Traditional methods involve sparging (bubbling) CO2 within the liquid used to grow the algae, which releases about 60-80 pct of the CO2 back into the atmosphere. This wasteful process defeats a major goal of using microalgae to remove this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere and decreases cost efficiency.

Rittmann's team developed a membrane carbonation process that uses inexpensive plastic fibers to deliver pure CO2 with nearly 100 pct efficiency directly to the microalgae. The team estimates that the technology will capture fourfold more CO2 than traditional sparging methods.

The team is partnering with the Salt River Project to develop methods for harvesting CO2 from power plant emissions. They are also partnering with the city of Mesa to remove CO2 from the biogas generated from anaerobic digesters at their wastewater treatment facilities. Rittmann's team will investigate whether the fibers can be used with microalgae to remove CO2 from the biogas, which would leave nearly pure methane which could be distributed through existing natural gas pipelines.

Vermaas and his team were awarded $2.5 million to pursue an innovative multi-pronged approach toward improved CO2 utilization. One approach is to increase the solubility of carbon dioxide in growth medium by developing a nanobubble gas delivery system.. A second approach is to utilize amines in the medium, which greatly enhance the solubility of CO2, allowing the gas to be taken up by photosynthetic microbes for producing biofuel. The researchers anticipate at least a 50 pct increase in the efficiency of CO2 use with advanced biofuel production under industrially relevant conditions. (Source: ASU, PR, Nov., 2018) Contact: ASU, Prof. Bruce Rittmann, Dir. Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, (480) 727-8322, www.biodesign.asu.edu/environmental-biotechnology; Willem Vermaas, ASU School of Life Sciences, 480-965-6250, wim@asu.edu, www.sols.asu.edu/willem-vermaas

More Low-Carbon Energy News Micro Algae,  Biodiesel,  Drop-In Fuel,  CO2,  Algae,  Biofuel,  Carbon Dioxide,  


Neste, Clariant Announce Renewable Chemicals Partnership (Int'l)
Neste, Clariant
Date: 2018-11-09
Basel, Switzerland-based Clariant reports it is partnering with Helsinki-headquartered sustainable diesel and renewable chemical specialist Neste and will use C2/C3 monomers derived from Neste's renewable hydrocarbons. The feedstock is manufactured from waste and residue raw materials including used cooking oil and renewable vegetable oils. The C2/C3 monomers will replace those currently used by Clariant to develop advanced polyolefin solutions in several applications.

With this partnership, Clariant will be able to provide sustainable polyolefin solutions derived from renewable hydrocarbons. (Source: Clariant, Chemicals Technology, 7 Nov., 2018) Contact: Neste, Peter Vanacker, CEO, Kaisa Hietala, VP Renewable Products , +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; Clariant, Markus Rarbach, Head of Start-up Business Biofuels & Derivatives, Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, +41 61 469 5111, Anja Pomrehn, Inv. Relations, +41 61 469 67 45 anja.pomrehn@clariant.com, www.clariant.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Clariant,  Renewable CHemical,  


Michigan Launches U.P. Energy Waste Reduction Rebates (Ind. Report)
Michigan Energy Office
Date: 2018-11-09
The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) reports it is offering rebates up to $10,000 per facility to eligible small manufacturers in the Upper Peninsula, to spur energy waste reduction. These facilities must be actively working to achieve energy waste reduction onsite, match given funds on a 1-to-1 basis and involve equipment costing less than $5,000 to be eligible for the program. Those with 50 or fewer full-time employees are eligible, so long as they also agree to report project energy savings and complete a one-year follow-up survey.

The initiative is intended to kick-start a variety of energy waste reduction activities at small manufacturers in the Upper Peninsula which has some of the highest electric power rates in the country. As existing projects are the target, new construction, groundbreaking, and new or modified environmental permits and alterations to historical buildings are ineligible for the incentive. LED lights, renewable energy projects, and fuel switching efforts are all ineligible as well. (Source: Michigan Energy Office, PR, The Peninsula, 7 Nov., 2018) Contact: Michigan Energy Office, Anne Armstrong Cusack, Exec. Dir., www.michigan.gov/energy

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


220-MW Mexican Solar Park Construction Underway (Int'l)
Enel Group
Date: 2018-11-09
The Enel Group, through it subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico, reports construction is underway on the 220 MW, Magdalena II solar photovoltaic park in Tlaxcala State, Mexico. The Magdalena II facility, which is expected to come in at approximately $165 million, is slated to commence operations in the second half of 2019 and will produce around 600 GWh of energy per year, according to a Enel Green Power statement. (Source: Enel Green Power, CNBC, 8 Nov., 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power Mexico, Paolo Romanacci, CEO, +52 55 5083 0310, www.enelgreenpower.com/country-mexico

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Enel Group,  Enel Green Power,  


N.C. Governor Inks Climate Change Executive Order (Reg & Leg)
Climate Change
Date: 2018-11-09
In the Tar Heel State, Gov. Roy Cooper (Dem) has signed an Executive Order affirming and formalizing North Carolina's commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 40 pct below 2005 levels by 2025. The order also calls for a reduction in energy consumption and increased energy efficiency. The Executive Order directs:
  • formation of the N.C. Climate Change Interagency Council, which will include a representative from every state cabinet agency;

  • the N. C. Dept. of Environmental Quality will develop an N.C. Clean Energy Plan to encourage the use of clean energy, including wind, solar, energy efficiency and energy storage;

  • the N.C. Dept. of Transportation will develop a plan to accelerate the use of zero-emission vehicles across state government. Cabinet agencies will prioritize the use of such vehicles for trips;

  • the N.C. DEQ will help cabinet agencies improve their energy efficiency and publicly report utility energy consumption;

  • the e N.C. Dept. of Commerce will support the expansion of clean energy businesses and service providers, clean technology investment and companies with a commitment to procuring renewable energy;

  • all cabinet agencies will integrate climate mitigation and resiliency planning into their policies, programs and operations. (Source: Office of Gov. Roy Cooper, Smokey Mountain News, 7 Nov., 2018) Contact: Office of Gov. Roy Cooper, https://governor.nc.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  


  • MidAmerican Plans First Battery Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
    MidAmerican Energy,Invenergy
    Date: 2018-11-09
    In the Hawkeye State, Des Moines-headquartered MidAmerican Energy is reporting the planned installation of a 4 megawatt-hours -- 1 MW of power for 4 hours -- battery energy storage system at an electrical substation in Knoxville, Iowa. 1 MW is enough electricity to power about 900 average Iowa homes.

    Invenergy will install the lithium-iron phosphate battery system, housed in two truck-sized steel containers. The new system is expected to begin operating by the end the month. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, WeAreIowa, 8 Nov., 2018) Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Mike Fehr, VP Resource Development, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News MidAmerican Energy,  Invenergy,  Battery Energy Storage,  


    Biogas Hydrogen Fuel Station Funded in California (Ind. Report)
    California Energy Commission
    Date: 2018-11-09
    In Sacramento, the California Energy Commission reports approval of $8 million in grant funding for the development of a high-capacity hydrogen fueling station at the Port of Long Beach.

    The facility would service and promote the expansion of zero-emission fuel cell electric Class 8 drayage trucks used at the port facility. The station will source its hydrogen "from 100 percent renewable biogas," the Commission release notes. (Source: California Energy Commission, Nov., 2018)Contact: California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  California Energy Commission,  Alternative Fuel,  Hydrogen ,  


    Irish Greens Seek Transition from Fossil Fuel Economy (Int'l)
    Green Party Ireland,Bord na Mona
    Date: 2018-11-09
    In the Irish capital city of Dublin, the Green Party has launched its "Just Transition Bill" calling for a swift move away from a fossil fuel economy to a climate-friendly in the fairest way possible for those who have previously depended on the fossil fuel industries for their livelihood.

    The bill aims to bring about a social, business and government dialogue to formulate and drive the concrete plans, policies, and investments needed for a fast and fair transformation to a low-carbon economy.

    The Green Party initiative follows Bord na Mona's announcement of job cuts in its peat harvesting business by 2025. The Bill proposes that funding currently used to sustain peat-fired power plants be diverted to support job transition, peatland restoration and social protection for those who may lose their jobs in fossil fuel related industries. "The Bill is about moving from a fossil-fuel economy to a sustainable, climate-friendly economy as quickly and as fairly as possible," according to Green Part Leader Eamon Ryan. (Source: Green News ie, 8 Nov., 2018) Contact: Green Party Ireland, Eamon Ryam, Leader, www.greenparty.ie; Bord na Mona Plc, Mike Quinn, CEO, Patrick Madigan, Bioenergy Division, +353 45 439000, www.bordnamona.ie

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bord na Mona,  Low-Carbon Economy,  Peat,  Bord na Mona,  


    Denver Rethinks Building Green Roof Regulation (Ind. Report)
    Denver Green Roof
    Date: 2018-11-09
    Following up on our November 8, 2017 coverage, the Denver City Council reports the repeal and replacement of its 2017 building Green Roof requirement. The new regulation requires light-colored cool roofs on new and re-roofed buildings of more than 25,000 sf.

    According to city estimates, the original green roof regulation could have added $193,000 -- about 2.8 pct -- to the construction cost of a five-story office building. The new law could cut that increase in half. Apartment buildings of six floors or less will be exempted from this provision. (Source: Denver City Council, Building Design & Construction, Nov., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Roof,  Denver Green Roof,  Energy Efficiency,  


    sonnen, Pearl Homes Partner on Net-Zero Community (Ind. Report)
    sonnen
    Date: 2018-11-09
    In Los Angeles, residential energy storage specialist sonnen reports it has partnered with Sarasota, Florida-headquartered Pearl Homes to bring the vision of solar + storage, home automation and home construction to life, resulting in a "Net-Zero-Plus and Climate-Positive community."

    The community, which will launch at Hunters Point in Cortez, FL., will include 148 LEED standard homes equipped with rooftop solar, a new and affordable sonnen energy storage system designed for mass market appeal, a smart thermostat and an EV charger -- all controlled by sonnen's energy automation and artificial intelligence (AI) software platform.

    The Hunter's Point sonnen community represents the first time an energy storage system has worked in concert with Google Home in a master-planned development capable of maximizing the intelligent use of each household's renewable energy. In total, the Hunter's Point sonnenCommunity projects represent 9MWh of storage capacity and 7.2MW of power. (Source: sonnen, PR, 7 Nov., 2018) Contact: Pearl Homes, Monique Viehman, MV@pearlhomesfl.com, www.pearlhomesfl.com; sonnen, Blake Richetta, Snr. VP, sonnen U.S. operations, www.sonnenusa.com

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


    Willis Tower Touts $500Mn Sustainability Upgrades (Ind. Report)
    US Green Building Council
    Date: 2018-11-09
    In the Windy City, the Willis Tower -- fka Sears Tower -- owned and managed by EQ Office reports it has earned the US Green Building Council LEED Gold certification. The 110 story building is currently undergoing a $500 million plus renovation, the biggest restorative transformation in the building's 43-year history.

    The Willis Tower upgrades include:

  • Installation of high-efficiency lighting systems with improved controls to reduce energy consumption, including the building's newly renovated LED antenna lighting system;

  • Improvements to the building's HVAC exhaust and return fan dampers, which along with the new building automation management system, will enable the operating team to better control temperatures in the building and reduce energy usage;

  • Introduction of all new air media, fan gearboxes and fan blades, along with the installation of new variable frequency drives to all four of the building's cooling towers. The modernization will supply the chillers with lower temperature condensing water, resulting in an approximate 20 percent savings on the electric energy consumed by the cooling towers;

  • Installation of low flow high efficiency units on more than 450 sinks, 650 toilets and urinals, saving approximately 11 million gpy of water consumption and reducing the building's water usage by 30 pct;

  • Replacement of all the building's automatic transfer switches, enhancing the integrity of its electrical infrastructure. (Source: EQ Office, PR, Nov. 7, 2018) Contact: EQ Office, www.eqoffice.com; USGBC Willis Tower, www.willistower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News US Green Building Council,  


  • Verbio Acquiring DowDuPont Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant (M&A)
    Verbio,DowDuPont
    Date: 2018-11-09
    Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Verbio North America Corp. and DowDuPont are reporting the sale of DowDuPont's 30 million gpy cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, to Leipzig, Germany's Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG's North American subsidiary, Verbio North America, for an undisclosed price.

    The cellulosic ethanol plant, which opened in 2015, uses corn cobs and stover as a feedstock. Verbio plans to install equipment to produce natural gas from corn stover and other cellulosic crop residue. (Source: Verbio, DowDuPont, PR 9 Nov., 2018)Contact: Verbio, +49 (0) 3493 747-40, www.verbio.de/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Verbio,  DowDuPont,  Cellulosic Ethanol,  Corn Stover,  


    $134Mn Niger Climate Change Adaptation Funding Announced (Int'l)
    Niger Basin Authority,African Developement Bank
    Date: 2018-11-09
    The African Development Bank (ADB) reports approval of $76 million financial package for the integrated development and climate change adaptation in the Niger Basin. The Green Climate Fund, the European Union, the Global Environment Fund, the Forest Investment Fund and the various governments will also participate bringing the total to $134 million.

    The funded activities include recovery of 140,000 ha of degraded land; construction of 209 water conveyance infrastructure for agro-pastoral systems and fish farming; leveraging on the livestock and aquaculture compacts of the Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT). The program will also touch on implementing 450 agricultural value chain development sub-projects; building climate change adaptation capacity for 1,000,000 households and operationalize a financing mechanism for natural resource management.

    The Niger Basin Authority member states include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Chad. (Source: ADB, All Africa, 7 Nov., 2018) Contact: ADB, www.afdb.org/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  African Developement Bank,  Climate Change Adaptation,  


    Lekela Seeking $81Mn for Egyptian Wind Project (Int'l Report)
    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,Lekela Power
    Date: 2018-11-07
    Amsterdam-headquartered renewable energy develkoper and producer Lekela Power reports it is seeking $81.4 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the construction of a 250-megawatt, $400 million wind farm in Ras Ghareb, northeastern Egypt.

    Lekela's Suez Gulf Wind Project -- the largest in the Middle East -- is part of a build-own-operate (BOO) system under which Lekela will develop, build, operate and own the plant for a period agreed with the Egyptian government.

    The wind project's first phase was developed by Engie, in a consortium with Toyota Tsusho Corporation / Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation and Orascom Construction. The plant is scheduled to come on stream inQ4, 2019. (Source: Lekela Power , EBRD, Afrik21, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Lekela Power +31-20-241 7299, www.lekela.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development news,  EBRD news,  Wind news,  

    More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,  EBRD,  Wind,  


    UK Landlords Forced to Make Energy Efficiency Upgrades (Int'l)

    Date: 2018-11-07
    In the UK, more landlords will be required to improve the energy efficiency rating of rental homes, under government changes which should save tenants £180 a year.

    Under new legislation, rental properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G must now be made warmer by landlords before they can be put on the rental market for new tenancies. Previously heating upgrades costing more than £2,500.were exempted but that cap has been raised to £3,500 beginning in 2019.

    The average cost of upgrading a property to an EPC E rating is £1,200 and will improve 290,000 properties, accounting for around 6 approximately 6 pct of the market, according to the Ministry of State for Energy and Clean Growth. As a result, tenants will enjoy an average annual energy savings of £180.

    Landlords may qualify for support from the Energy Company Obligation scheme, as well as local grants to improve their properties' energy efficiency. (Source: UK Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Your Money, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: UK Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Hon. Claire Perry, www.gov.uk/government/ministers/minister-of-state-minister-for-energy


    Honolulu Bloomberg Am. Cities Climate Challenge Winner (Ind. Report)
    Bloomberg Philanthropies
    Date: 2018-11-07
    Bloomberg Philanthropies has tagged Honolulu the 18th winning city in Bloomberg Philanthropies' American Cities Climate Challenge. Previous winners include: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Saint Paul, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.

    The American Cities Climate Challenge is a $70 million-dollar program that will accelerate efforts in 20 winning cities to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for residents. Through the Climate Challenge, Honolulu is accepted into a two-year acceleration program that will provide cities robust technical assistance and a support package that includes a philanthropy-funded team member to facilitate the development and passage of high impact policies, training for senior leadership to assist with implementation of their proposed climate plans, and citizen engagement support to maximize community buy-in. (Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Nov., 2018) Contact: Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, www.bloomberg.org/program/environment/climatechallenge

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bloomberg Philanthropies,  


    DEWA Adding 250 MW of PV to 700-MW Dubai CSP Project (Int'l)
    DEWA
    Date: 2018-11-07
    In a press release, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reports it will expand its 700-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Dubai with an additional 250-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) component.

    The project is the fourth phase of the 5-GW Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park that combines CSP and PV technologies. (Source: DEWA, PR, Renewables, Others, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: DEWA, www.dewa.gov.ae.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DEWA,  Solar,  CSP Solar,  


    Liquid Fuel Solar Energy Storage Touted (New Prod & Tech)
    Chalmers University of Technology
    Date: 2018-11-07
    Researchers at Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology are reporting development of a "solar thermal fluid fuel" that can store solar energy for a decade or more.

    The fluid is a molecule in liquid form composed of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen. When the fluid is hit by sunlight, the bonds between its atoms are rearranged and it turns into an energized new version of itself, called an isomer. Energy from the sun is thus captured between the isomer's strong chemical bonds, where it stays even when the molecule cools down to room temperature. When the energy is needed, the fluid is filtered through a special catalyst that converts the molecules back to their original form, warming the liquid by 63 degrees C (113 degrees F).

    The researchers hope this warmth can be used for domestic heating systems, water heaters, and similar applications. (Source: Chalmers University of Technology, PR, Oct., 2018) Contact: Chalmers University of Technology, Prof. Kasper Moth-Poulsen, +46 761 99 68 55, kasper.moth-poulsen@chalmers.se, www.chalmers.se

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Energy Storage,  


    Santa Clarita Adding LED Streetlights Citywide (Ind. Report)
    city of Santa Clarita
    Date: 2018-11-07
    In the Golden State, the city of Santa Clarita -- pop. 210,000 -- reports it has begun the city-wide replacement of high-pressure sodium streetlights attached to traffic signals and intersections.

    A total of 529 highway safety light fixtures will be replaced in the first phase, which is expected to be completed not later than 14 Nov. (Source: City of Santa Clarita, SCV News, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: City of Santa Clarita, Kevin Tonoian, (661) 290-2210, www.santa-clarita.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  LED Light,  Energy Efficient Street Light,  


    Westar Energy Touts Renewables Direct Program Uptake (Ind Report)
    Westar
    Date: 2018-11-07
    In Topeka, Westar Energy is reporting subscriptions to its new Renewables Direct program have reached almost 90 pct with Kansas businesses and government agencies signing on for 200 MW of Kansas wind energy.

    Under the program, participating major energy consumers can claim a portion of the energy generated by the wind farm as their own, retain all of the renewable attributes and lock in a portion of their electric power costs for up to 20 years.

    Fourteen Kansas organizations enrolled in Renewables Direct and will receive all or a portion of their electricity from the Soldier Creek Wind Energy Center, beginning operations in Nemaha County by the end of 2020. (Source: Westar Energy, Wichita Bus. Journal, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Westar Energy, Greg Greenwood, VP Strategy, (800) 401-5666, www.WestarEnergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Westar,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  


    Valero Expanding Diamond Green Diesel Plant Capacity (Ind. Report)
    Valero Energy,Darling Ingredients
    Date: 2018-11-07
    San Antonio-headquartered Valero Energy Corp. reports its Board of Directors has approved a project to increase production capacity at its Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) plant in Norco, LA. to 675 million gpy of renewable diesel.

    DGD is a JV formed between a subsidiary of Valero and Irving, Texas-based low-carbon feedstock supplier Darling Ingredients Inc.

    With low carbon mandates in North America and Europe projected to continue driving strong demand and premium pricing for renewable diesel, this expansion adds a second, independent parallel plant adjacent to the existing facility and a renewable naphtha finishing facility, which provides incremental low carbon fuel standard credit generation capability. Valero expects the project to be completed in late 2021. (Source: Valero Energy Corp.,PR, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Darling Ingedients, Melissa A. Gaither, VP IR , (972) 281-4478, mgaither@darlingii.com, www.darlingii.com; Valero, Joe Gorder, Pres., John Locke, VP Investor Relations, (210) 345-3077, www.valero.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Valero Energy,  Darling Ingredients ,  Green Diesel,  Renewable Diesel,  


    Attis Industries Launches Bio-Based Technologies Video (Ind. Report)
    Attis Industries
    Date: 2018-11-07
    Milton, Georgia-based Attis Industries, Inc. is reporting the launch of a video series on the technologies and bio-based products offered under the company's Innovations division. The video discusses the current inefficiencies in biomass processing and how the Company is taking the next steps to double the biofuel output from biomass.

    The transcript of the video states in part: "Our [processing] outputs include pulp and a unique form of high purity lignin. While the pulp can be used in traditional pulp and paper markets or to produce cellulosic ethanol, it's this high purity form of lignin that allows Attis to substantially increase the value and products made from biomass. For every 1.0 pound of cellulosic ethanol produced, Attis is able to recover about 1.3 pounds of high purity lignin. This is an alarming amount of highly concentrated carbon, captured from carbon dioxide and stored by photsyntheisis in plants, that has been overlooked for decades. Attis plans to convert its lignin into transportation fuels such as gasoline, diesel and/or jet fuel which could double the fuel output of biomass, or to convert the lignin into various materials such as plastics, adhesives or carbon fiber."

    Link to video HERE. (Source: Attis Industries, Inc. PR, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Attis Ind., Jeff Cosman, CEO, 678-580-5661, www.attisind.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass,  Attis Industries ,  Bioplastic,  Biofuel,  Bio Technologies,  


    Vietnam's Largest Wind Farm Construction Completed (Int'l)
    Blue Circle
    Date: 2018-11-07
    In Vietnam, Singapore-headquartered developer Blue Circle Pte Ltd. is reporting completion of the 12-turbine, 40MW Dam Nai project in Ninh Thuan province. The wind farm incorporates Siemens Gamesa G114-2.625MW turbines and is the country's largest onshore wind farm.

    Commissioning is expected this month for commercial operations in December. Blue Circle notes that between 80MW and 120MW could eventually be added at the site.

    With this new facility, Vietnam has approximately 269MW of installed wind capacity, according to Windpower Intelligence. The country's 2016-2030 renewable energy development strategy calls for 6GW of power by 2030. (Source: Blue Circle Pte Ltd, , WindPower, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Blue Circle, +65 6358 3414, www.thebluecircle.sg

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Blue Circle,  Wind,  Vietnam Wind,  


    CPI Expands E15 Distribution in Nebraska (Ind. Report)
    Cooperative Producers
    Date: 2018-11-07
    According to a news release from the Nebraska Ethanol Board, Hastings, Nebraska-based Cooperative Producers Inc. (CPI) is dropping ethanol-free gasoline from its product line and adding E15 ethanol blend fuel at its farmer's cooperative locations in the state.

    The EPA is set to release a proposed rule in February 2019 to allow year-round E15 sales in time for the driving season in Jun (Source: Cooperative Producers Inc., DTN, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Cooperative Producers Inc., (402) 463-5148, info@cpicoop.com, www.cpicoop.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News E15,  Ethanol,  Ethanol Blend,  


    Kimberly-Clark Lauded for Energy Efficiency Leadership (Ind. Report)
    Kimberly-Clark
    Date: 2018-11-07
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation reports receipt of its sixth consecutive EPA SmartWay®Excellence Award for leadership in environmental performance and energy efficiency. The company also scored a 2018 Responsible Business Award for Climate Action from the UK-based Ethical Corporation.

    According to Kimberly Clark-Kimberly-Clark release, it has reduced its Scope 1 and 2 absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 18 pct compared with a 2005 baseline, putting the company on track to achieve its 2022 goal of a 20 pct reduction in GHG emissions four years ahead of schedule. (Source: Kimberly-Clark, PR, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Kimberly-Clark, www.kimberly-clark.com; Ethical Corp., +44 0207 375 7212, http://ethicalcorp.com; US DOE SmartWay®Excellence Award, www.epa.gov/smartway

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GHG Emissions,  Climate Change,  Energy Efdficiency,  


    Global Aviation Emissions Could Surge 700% by 2050, says ICAO (Int'l)
    ICAO,European Commission
    Date: 2018-11-07
    According to European Commission (EC) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) data, by 2020, global international aviation emissions are projected to be around 70 pct higher than in 2005 and could grow by a further 300-700 pct by 2050.

    Under the EU ETS, all airlines operating in Europe are required to monitor, report and verify their emissions, and to surrender allowances against those emissions. o date, the EU ETS is credited with reducing aviation sector's carbon footprint by more than 17 million tpy with compliance covering over 99.5 pct of aviation emissions.

    The ICAO's Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) aims to stabilize CO2 emissions at 2020 levels by requiring airlines to offset the growth of their emissions after 2020. During the period 2021-2035, and based on expected participation, the scheme is estimated to offset around 80 pct of the emissions above 2020 levels. (Source: ICAO, AgriLand, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, icaonacc@icao.int, www.icao.int

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Emissions,  Carbon Emissions,  CO2,  ICAO,  CORSIA,  


    Rwanda Slashing Biomass Energy Use by Half by 2024 (Int'l)

    Date: 2018-11-07
    In Kigali, the Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure has announced the governemt will cut the country's dependence on biomass as a source of energy by half by 2024 to ease environmental degradation.

    The country presently sources about 83 pct of its energy traditional biomass -- fuel wood, charcoal and agricultural waste -- which has a negative impact on forests and people's health. To alleviate the problem, the government plans to encourage the use of affordably priced institutional biogas and liquefied petroleum gas. (Source: Rawanda Infrastructure Ministry, Xinhua, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Rawanda Infrastructure Minister Claver Gatete, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claver_Gatete


    Washington State Rejects Carbon Tax Initiative (Reg & Leg)
    Washington State
    Date: 2018-11-07
    Yesterday, Washington state voters nixed Initiative 1631, a proposed carbon fee on fossil-fuel emissions. The oil industry reportedly contributed most of the more than $31 million to help defeat the carbon tax legislation.

    If passed into law, I-1631 would have come into force in 2020 and raised an expected $1 billion or more per year by 2023. The revenue would have been used for low-carbon, climate change related projects and initiatives in Washington State. (Source: Seattle Times, Various Media, 6 Nov., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News I-1631,  Carbon Tax,  Carbon Fee,  


    Corvus Scores ISO 14001 for Environmental Responsibility (Ind. Report)
    Corvus Energy, ISO 14001
    Date: 2018-11-07
    Richmond, British Columbia-based maritime energy storage systems specialist Corvus Energy reports it has achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification for its Environmental Management System and Processes in its operations in Bergen, Norway. Certification in its Richmond, BC, Canada offices was achieved in March 2018.

    The scope of the ISO 14001 certification includes the environmental aspects of the company's design, manufacturing and service of products Corvus can either directly control or influence considering the life cycle perspective of lithium-ion based energy storage systems (ESS).

    The ISO 14001 standard provides organizations with a framework to protect the environment and respond to changing environmental conditions in balance with socio-economic needs. As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus offers the innovative Orca ESS solutions portfolio and has unsurpassed experience from 170+ projects, totaling over 120MWh and two million operating hours. (Source: Corvus Energy, MarEx, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: ISO, www.iso.org/certification.html; Corvus Energy, Andrew Morden, Pres. & CEO, Sean Puchalski, VP Strategic Marketing, (604) 227-0280 ext. 123, spuchalski@corvus-energy.com, www.corvus-energy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-Ion Battery,  Corvus Energy,  Energy Storage,  


    Growmark Offers Pre-blended E15 at Six Terminals (Ind. Report)
    Growmark Energy
    Date: 2018-11-07
    Bloomington, Illinois-headquartered Growmark Energy reports it is now offering pre-blended E15 at its company-owned terminals in Amboy, Ashkum, and Petersburg, Illinois, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and St. Joseph, Missouri. Growmark has been working with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) on a number of issues related to offering E15 at the terminals, including regulatory compliance, participation in the EPA's required fuel survey, and adoption of RFA's misfueling mitigation plan (MMP).

    The RFA noted it will continue to work with interested retailers serviced by the six Growmark-owned terminals to assist them with the transition to offering E15 at retail. (Source: Renewable Fuels Association , Growmark Energy, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Growmark Energy, (309) 557-6000, contactus@growmark.com​, www.growmark.com; RFA, Bob Dinneen, Pres., (202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RFA,  Biofuel Blend,  E15,  


    BC Issues Affordable Energy Efficiency Challenge (Ind. Report)
    British Columbia,Energy Efficiency
    Date: 2018-11-07
    In Victoria, British Columbia, the provincial government is touting its $1.2-million Better Buildings BC program challenging designers, builders and developers to help make energy-efficient buildings more affordable. The program will award financial support to proposals for the most cost-effective energy-efficient buildings.

    According to a release from BC Environment Minister George Heyman, "Energy-efficient buildings are a key part of our commitment to building a strong, sustainable, innovative economy -- one that makes life more affordable for British Columbians." Buildings are a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions in B.C., Heyman added. (Source: BC Environment Minister, Hon. George HeymanStarMetro Vancouver, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: BC Environment Minister, Hon. George Heyman, http://bcndpcaucus.ca/mla/george-heyman

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


    London Joins Global Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Drive (Int'l)
    C40 Cities
    Date: 2018-11-07
    In the UK, London has joined the C40 Cities Group and 18 of the world's major cities in pledging to ensure that new buildings in the city operate at net zero carbon by 2030.

    According to the UN Committee on Climate Change, buildings account for 50 pct or more of a city's emissions. In London, Los Angeles and Paris, the figure is pegged at well over 70 pct. In 2012, GHG emissions from buildings made up more than a third of the UK's total emissions.

    The C40 Cities group is a network of 96 urban centers committed to bold action on climate issues. In addition to committing signatories to ensuring new buildings are net zero carbon by 2030, C40 members pledge that all buildings in a city, old or new, will meet net zero carbon standards by 2050.

    The C40 Cities pledge is part of the World Green Building Council's (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment for Businesses, Cities, States & Regions.

    (Source: C40 Cities, PBC Today, 6 Nov., 2018)Contact: C40 Cities, www.c40.org: World Green Building Council, www.worldgbc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News C40 Cities,  GHG,  Carbon Emissions,  


    Notable Quote
    ICAO
    Date: 2018-11-07
    "If global aviation was a country, it would rank in the top 10 (carbon) emitters." -- ICAO Contact: ICAO, +52 55 52 50 3211, icaonacc@icao.int, www.icao.int

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


    GOP Carbon Tax Advocate Rep. Curbelo Loses Fla. Seat (Ind. Report)
    Carlos Curbelo
    Date: 2018-11-07
    Following up on our July 25th coverage ,Florida Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo has lost his seat in South Florida. Curbelo is a leader of the bipartisan Climate Caucus and bucked GOP leadership this summer by supporting a tax on CO2 emissions.

    Curbelo's proposal would have eliminated the gasoline tax, stalled the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and earmarked the lion's share of the carbon tax revenue to building new transportation infrastructure nationwide. (Source: Various Media 7 Nov., 2018)Contact: Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo, (202) 225-2778, (305) 722-0160, curbelo.house.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carlos Curbelo,  Carbon Tax,  



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    Singapore to Pilot Energy Storage Systems (Int'l. Report)
    Sembcorp Industries,Singapore Energy Market Authority
    Date: 2018-11-05
    The Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries Ltd. are reporting their collaboration on ACCelerating Energy Storage for Singapore (ACCESS), a pilot programme that will facilitate the deployment of Energy Storage Systems.

    According to an announcement, ESS can counter the intermittency of renewable power sources and enhance the overall stability and resilience of the grid and potentially allow consumers to optimize their peak demand and energy cost during off-peak hours. (Source: Sembcorp Industries Ltd., Singapore Business, 30 Oct., 2018) Contact: Singapore Energy Market Authority, www.ema.gov.sg; Sembcorp Industries Ltd, +65 6723 3113, www.sembcorp.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Sembcorp Industries,  Singapore Energy Market Authority ,  


    Luminant Awarded $1Mn for Solar Energy Storage Project (Funding)
    Luminant,Vistra Energy
    Date: 2018-11-05
    In the Lone Star State, the Irving-based utility Luminant is reporting receipt of $1 million in grant funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for construction of the state's largest electricity storage facility. The project will be constructed adjacent to Luminant's 180-MW Upton 2 solar power plant in West Texas. The project's 10-MW battery would be the seventh largest in the U.S., according to Luminant.

    This would be the first large battery installation in Texas for Luminant's parent company Vistra Energy, which has already proposed building the world's largest battery in California.

    The Upton 2 plant is one of the largest solar facilities in Texas. At full capacity, it could generate enough electricity to power 56,700 average Texas homes. The battery will be capable of generating 42-megawatt hours of the electricity when fully charged. (Source: Luminant, Dallas Morning News, 31 Oct., 2018) Contact: Luminant, 214.812.4600, www.luminant.com; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality,www.tceq.texas.gov

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


    EDF Energy, Nuvve Installing V2G Chargers in UK (Int'l Report)
    EDF Energy, Nuvve
    Date: 2018-11-05
    In the UK, EDF Energy reports it is partnering with San Diego, California-base Nuvve to install up to 1,500 EV Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) battery chargers in the UK. The chargers will be offered to EDF Energy's business customers and will be used at its own sites to provide up to 15 megawatts of additional energy storage capacity -- sufficient energy to power 4,000 homes.

    V2G chargers allow a two-way flow of electricity between an EV and the charger, representing a potentially valuable opportunity to further enhance the electricity system benefits of EVs through provision of large volumes of cheap storage and flexibility.

    Nuvve has deployed V2G projects on five continents including the world's first fully commercial V2G hub in Denmark which has been operational for two years. EDF generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants. (Source: EDF Energy, Green Car Congress, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: EDF Energy, Jean-Bernard Levy, Pres, Matthieu Hue, CEO, www.edf-er.com; Nuvve, www.nuvve.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energy,  Nuvve,  Energy Storage,  


    euglena to Mass Produce Algae Jet Biofuel in Japan (Int'l)
    euglena
    Date: 2018-11-05
    Further to our May 22md coverage, Tokyo-headquartered Japanese biotechnology company euglena reports it is set to begin mass production of algae and waste oil based jet biofuel and biodiesel with the completion of its refinery plant in Yokohama.

    The Yokohama facility has a production capacity of 125 kiloliters of jet biofuel and ASTM certified biodiesel per year, increasing to 250,000 kiloliters per year by 2025.

    The company has partnered with aviation group ANA Holdings with the aim of fueling their commercial international flights departing from Japan by 2020. Euglena is also planning to offer bio jet fuel to other companies taking off from Japan. ANA will support euglena to develop the airport infrastructure to supply aircraft. (Source: euglena, Nikkei, 3 Nov., 2018) Contact: euglena, Mitsuru Izumo, CEO, www.euglena.jp/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae Biofuel,  euglena,  Jet Biofuel,  Biofuel,  


    Enviva Confirms Japanese Wood Pellet Supply Contracts (Int'l)
    Enviva
    Date: 2018-11-05
    Bethesda, Maryland-based wood pellet supplier Enviva Holdings LP reports the conditions precedent to its previously announced take-or-pay off-take contracts to supply wood pellets to Aioi Bioenergy Corporation have been satisfied and the agreements are now firm.

    Under the terms of the agreement, Enviva will be the exclusive, long-term imported biomass fuel supplier of approximately 180,000 and 450,000 metric tpy of wood pellets to Aioi Bioenergy Corporation, a Mitsubishi Corporation Power Ltd. and Kansai Electric Power Co, Inc. joint venture that is converting an existing oil-fired power plant to biomass. Pellet deliveries are are scheduled to begin in late 2022 and continue for at least 15 years. Enviv owns and operates six plants with a combined production capacity of nearly 3 million tpy of wood pellets in Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida. (Source: Enviva, Citizens Tribune, 31 Oct., 2018) Contact: Enviva, www.envivabiomass.com; Enviva Partners, LP, www.envivabiomass.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wood Pellet,  Woody Biomass,  Enviva,  


    India Expanding BioFuel, BioCommodities R&D Effort (Int'l)
    India Energy and Research Institute
    Date: 2018-11-05
    In New Delhi, the Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT) reports the inking of a 3-year deal with the India Energy and Research Institute for the establishment of an "advanced biofuels and bio-commodities R&D center."

    The center, which will be in addition to the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati; Transtech Green Power Limited, Jaipur; and the Oil and Natural Gas Energy Centre in the National Capital Region, will focus on developing and commercializing bioenergy-biofuel technologies. Approximately 100 scientists in India are presently working on algal biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol, bio butanol and bio hydrogen R&D projects according to the DBT. Other than fuel, by-products envisaged at the TERI-DBT Centre include food, feed, nutrition supplements, bio-plastics and novelty speciality chemicals. (Source: Indian Department of Biotechnology, The Hindu, 31 Oct., 2018) Contact: Indian Department of Biotechnology, Renu Swarup, Secretary, www.dbtindia.nic.in; India Energy and Research Institute, +91 11 2468 2100, www.teriin.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News India Energy and Research Institute,  


    Carbon Tax Possible with Incoming Midterm Congress? (Ind. Report)
    Carbon Tax
    Date: 2018-11-05
    Canada's CBC Radio is reporting a U.S carbon tax is on the agenda of a bipipartisan, incoming House of Representatives caucus, despite President Donald Trump's claim that climate change was just a "hoax" perpetrated by the Chinese as a competitive economics edge.

    "There's a consensus growing in the House of Representatives that could lead to a price on carbon emissions. I think we'll be able to have a bipartisan piece of legislation that puts a price on carbon," the House Climate Solutions Caucus co-chair Florida Democrat Ted Deutch, told CBC Radio. Deutch added he expects every option will be considered to move forward on fighting climate change.

    The U.S. produced 16.49 tonnes of carbon emissions per capita, while Canada produced 15.12 tonnes in 2014, according to World Bank data. (Source: CBC Radio, 3 Nov., 2018) Contact: Florida Congressman Ted Deutch, 202-225-3001, www.teddeutch.house.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax,  U.S. Carbon Tax,  


    Bronx Hospital Confirms $11Mn Energy Efficiency Project (Ind Report)

    Date: 2018-11-05
    In metropolitan New York, the Bronx Jacobi Medical Center is reporting its planned $11 million, two-phase energy conservation and efficiency project is expected to be completed within 18 months.

    The project will include: interior and exterior energy efficient LED lighting upgrades; energy efficient lighting controls; HVAC and chiller plant upgrades; minor boiler plant upgrades; and the incorporation of renewable energy and other upgrades expected to have a positive impact on patients, staff and visitors as well as cut energy costs. (Source: Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx Times, 3 Nov., 2018) Contact: Jacobi Medical Center, www.jacobimed.org


    Lincoln Touting Green Energy Aggregation Program (Ind. Report)
    Lincoln Mass.
    Date: 2018-11-05
    In the Bay State, the Middlesex County Town of Lincoln is touting its Lincoln Energy Choice electric power aggregation program aimed at promoting and increasing the use of renewable energy in the town of 6.800 residents. The program will offer town-vetted alternative electricity suppliers and provide new electricity choices, stable electricity prices, and protections for Lincoln residential and commercial buisiness power consumers.

    Under the program, Lincoln will select an electric power supplier and secure a competitive, acceptable price for the community's electricity supply, which will include additional renewable energy. Program participants will remain Eversource customers, and Eversource will remain responsible for delivering electricity to Lincoln and addressing power outages. In launching the program, Lincoln will join the more than 125 communities in Massachusetts that are already engaged in electricity aggregation.

    The program options will give participants greater control over the amount of renewable energy in their electricity. In addition to the standard amount of additional renewable electricity available through the program, program participants will also be able to choose 100 pct renewable electricity or no additional renewable electricity above the minimum amount required by state law.

    Lincoln Green Energy Choice program is subject to Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approval, which is expected in 2019. (Source: Town of Lincoln, Lincoln Wicked Local, 2 Nov., 2018) Contact: Town of Lincoln, Mary C. Day, daym@lincolntown.org, ; Contact: Lincoln Green Energy Choice Program, http://lincolnenergychoice.com.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Green Energy,  


    Blue Carbon Research Forum Launched in Scotland (Int'l Report)
    Blue Carbon
    Date: 2018-11-05
    Holyrood is reporting the Scottish Government and a group of Scottish universities have established the Blue Carbon Forum to measure the ability of Scotland's marine environment to store carbon dioxide.

    The programme is being developed by Marine Scotland in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, St Andrew's University, Glasgow University, Heriot-Watt University, Napier University, and the Scottish Association for Marine Science.

    Scotland Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: "The potential role of our marine environment in tackling the greenhouse gas problem is enormous, with recent research by the University of St Andrews estimating that more carbon is captured and stored in sea lochs alone than in our terrestrial environment, such as forests and peatlands. Scottish Natural Heritage has estimated that the amount of carbon stored within Scotland's Marine Protected Areas is the equivalent of four years of Scotland's total greenhouse emissions," the Environment Secretary added.

    Chair of the Blue Carbon Forum Professor John Baxter said: the "Programme will provide essential information to help inform what is required to be done to enhance and protect these key habitats into the future which is essential for the mitigation of future climate change." (Source: Gov. of Scotland, Holyrood Mag., Nov., 2018) Contact: St. Andrews University Professor John Baxter, +44 (0)1334 46, jmb24@st-andrews.ac.uk, startlink]St. Andrews Univ., www.st-andrews.ac.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Blue Carbon,  CO2,  Carbon Sink,  Carbon Sequestration,  


    Facebook's Alabama Data Center Going 100 pct Solar (Ind. Report)
    First Solar Inc, NextEra Energy
    Date: 2018-11-05
    Social media giant Facebook is reporting First Solar Inc. and NextEra Energy will construct two solar projects totaling nearly 380MW of solar generation capacity in Alabama and Tennessee to supply a Facebook data center in Huntsville, Alabama. Terms and time lines have not been disclosed.

    The First Solar project in Colbert County, Alabama, will supply 227 MW, and the NextEra project in Lincoln County, Tennessee, will provide 150 MW, according to the TVA.

    Facebook has committed to run all its data centers and offices with 100 pct renewable energy by 2020. (Source: Facebook, Data Center Knowledge, 2 Nov., 2018) Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, dbrady@firstsolar.com, www.firstsolar.com; NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News TVA,  First Solar ,  NextEra Energy,  


    Trump Dumps on National Climate Assessment (Ind. Report)
    Climate Change,Carbon Emissions
    Date: 2018-11-05
    During a recent nationally televised interview on the National Climate Assessment report released by his administration, President Donald Trump's poignant Presidential comments included:

    "(He) didn't read it."

    "Is there climate change? Yeah. Will it go back like this, I mean will it change back? Probably."

    "Well, I think we've (human activity) contributed, we certainly contribute, I mean, there's certain pollutants that go up and there's certain things that happen."

    The report from NASA to the Environmental Protection Agency is the most comprehensive and up-to-date assessment published by the entire federal government. It concludes that "there is no convincing alternative explanation" for the global warming we've observed, other than human causes. The report concludes that only steep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can alter the upward trajectory of air and ocean temperatures and their related impacts.

    Access the National Climate Assessment Climate Science Special Report at https://science2017.globalchange.gov. (Source: Axios, Various Other Media, Nov., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  Donald Trump,  


    12MW Offshore Wind Demo Wins Virginia SCC Approval (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy Virginia
    Date: 2018-11-05
    In Richmond, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) reports it has approved a Dominion Energy Virginia petition to construct a $300 million, 12-MW offshore wind energy demo off the coast of Virginia Beach.

    The project, which will incorporate two wind turbines to be constructed by Dominion Energy, is expected to begin operating in December 2020. Onshore construction is slated to get underway in 2019, followed by turbine installation and operation in 2020. Dominion Energy Virginia is working on the project with Orsted. (Source: Virginia SCC, Dominion Energy Power Generation Group, Offshore Wind, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Dominion Energy Power Generation Group , Paul Koonce , CEO, www.dominionenergy.com: Virginia SCC, www.scc.virginia.gov; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Dominion Energy Virginia,  Offshore Wind,  

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