RNG is produced from methane and can be used as an alternative fuel to reduce scope 1 and/or 3 emissions, but also as a thermal energy solution to reduce heating and cooling-related scope 2 emissions.
U.S. Gain, part of U.S. Venture, Inc., is a leader in development, procurement and distribution of renewable and compressed natural gas (CNG) for the transportation and energy segments. Over the course of 10 years U.S. Gain has diversified throughout the renewable natural gas supply chain; investing and managing renewable natural gas development projects at dairies, landfills and wastewater treatment plants; generating, trading and monetizing clean fuel credits; designing, building and operating natural gas fueling stations both private and a public GAIN Clean Fuel® network. (Source: U.S. Gain, PR, 20 April, 2020) Contact: U.S. Gain, Bryan Nudelbacher, Bus. Dev., Stephanie Lowney, Director of Marketing & Innovation, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.usgain.com; Port of Seattle, www.portseattle.org
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In this tender, a project is expected to have two components -- a solar photovoltaic (SPV) system or a wind energy system or a hybrid system of both technologies, Projects selected under this RfS were eligible for two-part tariffs: Peak Tariff and Off-Peak Tariff.
(Source: SECI, Energy Infra Post, 19 April, 2020) Contact: Solar Energy Corporation of India, +91 011 7198 9200, email@example.com[.in,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar Energy Corporation of India,
Unlike traditional methods that cause the emission of harmful CO2 into the atmosphere, the CO2 produced in the USask process helps plants produce oxygen, potentially making it a carbon neutral technology. While the researchers expect to see their improved water-based technology to be commercialized in three to five years, this method is not widespread yet due to high maintenance costs -- the salt in food waste corrodes the production tanks, according to the release.
The research is funded by the federal agency NSERC, Western Economic Diversification Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canada Research Chairs Program, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Saskatchewan government’s Agriculture Development Fund, Mitacs, and a few companies in the agriculture and energy sector. (Source: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Star Phoenix ,20 April, 2020)
Contact: University of Saskatchewan, Sonil Nanda, Biological Engineering Research Associate, Ajay Dalai, Canada Research Chair of Bio-energy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Processing, 306-966-4768, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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"From an emissions standpoint, the UK would be better off burning coal and leaving those (older) trees standing as long as possible." --
Bill Moomaw, Biomass Energy Researcher, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (Source: Eco Business, Mongabay, 20 April, 2020)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions ,
Rodan Energy is a leading North American energy management company delivering innovative solutions to large power producers, distributors, and consumers. Rodan Energy Solutions USA office is in Princeton, New Jersey.(Source: Rodan Energy Solutions, PR, 15 April, 2020) Contact: Rodan Energy Solutions, Shamaila Siddique,
Marketing Coordinator, 905-625-9900 ext. 241, email@example.com, John Carroll, US Managing Dir., www.rodanenergy.com
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Blixt is preparing to launch its first engineering samples to be used in pilots during Q3 of 2020. The long-term business plan is B2B sales through large circuit breaker manufacturers and energy service providers.
The program is aimed at companies that have products and services in need of being tested in pilot and demonstration projects. The projects are aimed at restructuring the energy systems and challenges in society such as industry, transport, bioenergy, the electricity area and buildings. (Source: Swedish Energy Agency, PR, Cision, 17 April, 2020) Contact: Blixt, Charlotta Holmquist,
Co-Founder and Chairwoman, +46 (0)708-88-1333,
Swedish Energy Agency, +46 16 544 20 00, www.energimyndigheten.se/en
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For the 8-10 day trial, the GoodFuels biofuel will be the only fuel burnt in the main engine of Trudy. During the trial, 90 pct of the CO2 emissions produced will not be counted under existing regulations for measuring GHG emissions. The trial is part of Minshipseffort to address shipping emissions and climate change concerns.
GoodFuels is a leading supplier of bio-based bunker fuel for the shipping sector, notably a wood-derived HFO substitute it calls "bio-fuel oil" which, as previously reported, has been used by Boskalis, Norden, CMA CGM, Wartsila and Ikea.
(Source: Minship, ShipinSight, 20 April, 2020) Contact: Minship GmbH, Markus Hiltl, +49 9622 84800, www.minship.com; GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 88 021 5100, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goodfuels.com
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Romania is 100 pct dependent on imports for the biofuel used in the gasoline blend, but it only imports 30 pct of the biofuel used in diesel blends.
As part of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and transport's decarbonisation push, EU countries are obliged to use 10 pct of renewables, basically biofuels, in the transport sector.
(Source: Various Trade Media, Euractiv, 17 April, 2020)
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Sixty percent of the RGGI proceeds will go to the New Jersey Economic Development Agency for clean electric transportation initiatives. The state Board of Public Utilities will each receive 20 pct and the state Department of Environmental Protection will receive 20 pct.
The EDA will establish a Green Bank to leverage funds and stimulate opportunities in the clean energy -- and the funding to capitalize the initiative -- brings New Jersey in line with other leading clean energy states and provides a critical public-private partnership to spur investment in clean energy technologies during a moment of severe economic contraction.
The NJ DEP will use its allocation to assist coastal communities in protection and enhancement of ecosystems such as salt marshes, tidal wetlands and seagrass beds, which are critical habitat for their ability to store and sequester carbon. The agency also will focus on projects to restore and improve the health of forests, which also store carbon.
(Source: Office of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, NJ Spotlight, April, 2020) Contact: Office of NJ Gov. Phil Murphy,
twitter.com/GovMurphy; RGGI, www.rggi.org
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"The prices are catastrophic and are at a level where we should stop everything. We have had prices drop below zero," according to Avril CEO Jean-Philippe Puig.
Avril is also a major rapeseed crusher and vegetable oil producer, but its volumes of rapeseed oil destined for production of biodiesel are now lying spare, according to the release.
(Source: Avril, PR, 20 April, 2020) Contact: Avril, Jean-Philippe Puig, CEO, +33 1 4069 4800, www.groupeavril.com/en
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The PUD aims to make it more affordable to replace inefficient single-pane windows, especially where the heat source is not a heat pump, and to encourage energy efficiency upgrades and programs in its service district. (Source: Chelan PUD, Columbia Basin News, 21 April, 2020) Contact: Chelan County PUD, Josh Mitchell, Resaidential Energy Advisor, 888-663-8121, www.chelanpud.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebate,
The U.S. DOE and EPA recognized NYSERDA's Home Performance with ENERGY program, including its low-income EmPower New York (EmPower) component serving households with incomes at or below 60 pct of the State Median Income. The NYSERDA programs offer low-cost financing, no-cost or reduced energy assessments incentives for completed energy efficiency improvements.Since 2001, over 250,000 homeowners and renters have participated, reducing their energy costs and increasing comfort of their homes.
This award demonstrates NYSERDA's continued efforts to advance Governor Cuomo's (D) New Efficiency: New York 2025 energy efficiency target to reduce energy consumption by 185 trillion BTUs below forecasted energy use in 2025 -- a level of savings equivalent to fueling and powering over 1.8 million New York homes.
(Source: NYSERDA, NYREJ, 21 April, 2020) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
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The new solar installation is expected to save the city $12,000 per year in energy costs reduce its carbon emissions by nearly 180,000 ppy over 20 years. The project is in keeping with the city's Climate Action Goals strategy aimed at increased reliance on renewable energy to reduce fossil fuel use at city owned facilities.
Pacific Power Blue Sky Program details www.pacificpower.net/bluesky. (Source: City of Bend, PR, April, 2020) Contact: City of Bend, 541-388-5515, www.bendoregon.gov; Pacific Power, www.pacificpower.net
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Biofuels producers were not included in the aid package, although the sector consumes approximately 40 pct of America's total annual corn crop.
In the 2018/2019 crop marketing year, (Sept. 1- Aug. 31) the U.S. grew more than 14.42 billion bushels (366 million metric tons) of corn.
(Source: USDA, nexstar, 21 April, 2020)Contact: USDA, Sonny Perdue, Sec., www.usda.gov
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The program incorporates NASA satellite data into an desktop software program called RETScreen Expert. RETScreen , a clean energy management software program developed by the Canadian government in collaboration with several international partners, including NASA.
Most of the environmental parameters -- like temperature, humidity, and winds -- included in the RETScreen project is developed by NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO). Based at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., its computer model and data assimilation techniques enhance NASA Earth observations from more than 20 NASA satellites and missions.
However, the key data parameter, solar irradiance, provides a long-term record of daily averaged solar variability up to within about a week of real time. This solar variability replicates ground-based measurements very well and can be used to do things like monitor solar photovoltaic panel performance and place solar panels for optimal exposure to sunlight.
Wind resources are also incorporated into the POWER models and have important uses for energy efficiency analysis, such as helping to better calculate heat losses from buildings.
(Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, April, 2020) Contact: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Paul Stackhouse, project manager, (301) 286-2000, www.nasa.gov › goddard
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Additionally, the board will create a more ambitious 15-year-compliance pathway for buildings that stand to benefit from deep energy improvements and can achieve energy performance well beyond the required performance standard.
Other benefits for St. Louis residents from the adoption of the BEPS policy include:
• Cost Savings: While an initial investment may be required, energy efficiency improvements pay back quickly and result in significant operational cost savings over time. The savings incurred from the BEPS ordinance will go directly to St. Louis residents and businesses and will also help preserve the city’s existing building stock.
• Smarter Buildings: Improving building performance enables building owners an opportunity to capitalize on new technologies and operational practices that allow their buildings to be more responsive to daily demands and conditions, thus becoming more productive and affordable.
• A Stronger Local Economy: The BEPS ordinance will help add to the estimated 42,000 jobs in Missouri’s energy efficiency industry by creating new jobs for local energy auditors, architects, engineers, electricians, plumbers, roofers, technicians and other contractors who sell energy-efficient services, products, and technologies.
• A More Resilient St. Louis: Investing in building energy improvements enables them to operate better, be more durable, and better withstand the more frequent extreme weather events associated with climate change.
• A Cleaner, More Productive Energy Supply: A thoughtfully set standard will improve energy use across all buildings to better enable and support our local utilities’ transition to a low- and no-carbon renewable energy supply.
• Increased Capacity for Electricity: As the city transitions to greener energy, it is still dependent on an electric grid that can be overwhelmed due to overuse. Energy efficiency updates relieve grid capacity, increasing grid stability for providing electricity to all St. Louis residents.
St. Louis will be the first in the Midwest and fourth in the nation -- following in the footsteps of New York City, Washington, D.C., and Washington State -- to adopt a Building Energy Performance Standard policy.(Source: St; Louis Post Dispatch, ERDC Blog, Stefan Schaffer , Maria Stamas, 20 April, 2020)
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There have been other significant drops in carbon emissions in the last century. Many have to do with various global recessions, with the second-largest drop of one billion tons occurring in conjunction with the early-1980s recession.
Another substantial drop in emissions occurred after the end of World War 2, most likely due to a sudden end to the boom in factory military production. ( Source: Global Carbon Project, Electronics Weekly, 21 April, 2020) Contact: Global Carbon Project, www.globalcarbonproject.org
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The NREL scientists produced a six-junction solar cell, combining sandwiching multiple layers of materials that were fine-tuned to convert different portions of the light spectrum into electricity. While the layered solar cell design will almost certainly be cost prohibitive to produce at commercial scale compared to conventional silicon cells, it may find use in more niche applications, the NREL team said. Generally, the super high-efficiency solar cells are limited for use in spacecraft and satellites, where performance, space and weight are a premium. However, the researchers highlight that cells with such high conversion efficiencies would be ideally used in concentrated solar plants.
The researchers trialled their nearly 50 pct efficient solar cells with concentrated sunlight, producing the equivalent of 143 suns of solar intensity.
Using unconcentrated light, the six-junction solar cells were able to achieve a conversion efficiency of 39.2 pct, which was also a new world record.
(Source: NREL,PR, 14 April, 2020)
Contact: NREL, John Geisz, Research Scientist, 303-384-6474, John.Geisz@nrel.gov, www.enrel.gov
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Reseacrhers led by Professor Belinda Medlyn, spent four years pumping roughy 38 pct more CO2 than would naturally be absorbed into an adult eucalyptus forest and then measured how much CO2 the trees could absorb. Initially the trees absorbed 12 pct of the CO2 but were unable to capture the additional CO2 to prevent it from re-entering the atmosphere. Current climate change models estimate that mature trees should absorb and capture approximately 12 pct of the CO2 in the atmosphere.
The study found that although the trees could absorb the expected 12 pct, they were unable to retain the CO2 through sequestration and passed about half of the CO2 they had absorbed into the soil, where it was processed and then returned to the atmosphere via soil bacteria or small fungi on the forest floor.
The other half of the carbon dioxide was released through the trees themselves.
(Source: Western Sydney University, Lifesly, 17 April, 2020)
Contact: Western Sydney University, Prof. Belinda Medlyn, Research Leader, www.westernsydney.edu.au
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The $17 million, through Petros PACE Finance Trust, includes over $7.7 million in HVAC, energy efficient lighting and improvements and just under $7.9 million in interest.
Traditions of Lebanon was originally expected to include a 142-unit assisted living complex, including 30 units for memory care and 13 homes for independent living but has been reduced in size.
Documents obtained last week indicate the scope of the project changed. The 170,000-square-foot senior living community will now include 48 independent living homes, 64 assisted living units and 30 memory care units.
Energy savings from the Brown project are anticipated from HVAC improvements, LED lighting, energy-efficient windows and doors and the “building envelope”.
(Source: Dayton Daily News, 18 April, 2020)
Contact: Petros PACE Finance Trust LLC, www.petros-pace.com
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The 13 OptimaFlex technology equipped wind turbines are slated for installation in 2021 and will be covered by a 15-year full-service agreement. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, 16 April, 2020)
Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com
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IWPSL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IL&FS Energy Development Company Ltd, provides supervisory and management support services to seven firms -- Lalpur Wind Energy Pvt. Ltd, Etesian Urja Ltd, Khandke Wind Energy Pvt. Ltd, Retadi Wind Power Ltd, Wind Urja India Pvt. Ltd, Tadas Wind Energy Pvt. Ltd and Kaze Energy Ltd. -- that own and operate wind power generating assets.
Orix holds a 49 pct stake in each of seven operating wind energy units of IL&FS.
(Source: IL&SF, April, 2020) Contact: IL&SF, +9122 2653 3333 / 3232,
+9122 2653 3038 - fax,
email@example.com, www.ilfsindia.com; Orix Corp., www.orix.co.jp/grp
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To that end, the city
will establish a Climate Emergency Mobilization work group of scientists and academic experts, relevant city departments, and others to formulate recommendations and steps to meet the city's goals. (Source: City of Frederick, Frederick News-Post, 17 April, 2020) Contact: City of Frederick, www.cityoffrederickmd.gov
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With the closure, Austria is now
the second European country, after Belgium, to eliminate coal power from its electricity grid in favor of renewable energy.
France, Sweden, Slovakia, Portugal, the U.K., Ireland and Italy also plan on exiting coal by 2025, according to Europe Beyond Coal. (Source: Europe Beyond Coal, Bloomberg, Regina Leader Post, 17 April, 2020) Contact: Europe Beyond Coal, www.
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Kansas has reported the nation's largest increase in wind energy production over the past five years totaling $11.4 billion in private investment, according to AWEA. (Source: AWEA, Topeka Capitol Journal, 17 April, 2020) Contact: AWEA, Tom Kirnan, CEO, www.awea.org
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Methane, although shorter lived in the atmosphere, is 86 times more powerful than CO2 at trapping heat over a 20-year period.
Canada has committed to cutting methane from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 pct from 2012 levels by 2025.
(Source: Gov. of Canada, National Observer, Various Media, 17 April, 2020)
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POET is donating 220 gallons of sanitizer, produced at its Chancellor, S.D., biorefinery, to the City of Sioux Falls and 780 16-ounce bottles to various South Dakota health care facilities and organizations. (Source: POET, Aberdeen News, 18 April, 2020)Contact: POET, Jeff Broin, CEO., (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com
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The sale includes two ethanol production facilities with a combined production capacity of 145 million gpy, a grain elevator with storage capacity of 4.1 million bushels and integrated rail facilities in Aurora.
Aurora Cooperative is one of the largest agricultural retailers in the nation, ranking 28th among all agricultural cooperatives.
In 2019, Aurora Cooperative had total sales of more than $1 billion, serviced more than 4 million acres, merchandised more than 120 million bushels of grain and had more than 34,000 equity members.
(Source: Pacific Ethanol, The Independent, 18 April, 2020) Contact: Aurora Cooperative, Chris Vincent , Pres., CEO, www.auroracoop.com; Pacific Ethanol, Paul Kohler, Pres., CEO, (916) 403-2790, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pacificethanol.com
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The GE factory, which makes rotor blades for wind turbines, will be closed for at least two weeks, and the governor has issued a stay-at-home order for all 900 workers regardless of their test results.
The workers will be paid during the shutdown during which the plant will be disinfected, according to a release. (Source: RE Renewable Energy, 17 April, 2020)
Contact: LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge-energy.com
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The report identifies key industry and market players -- GE Aviation, Rolls-Royce, SkyNRG, Swedish Biofuels, UOP, Amyris, AltAir Fuels, Byogy Renewables, Fulcrum BioEnergy, Gevo, Sasol, Mobil, and Syntroleum Corporation -- their products and production capacity, market share and other relevant aviation alternative fuel data.
Free Sample PDF (including full TOC, Tables and Figures) of the Global Aviation Alternative Fuel Market report HERE. Report purchase details HERE. (Source: Report Hive Research, April, 2020) Contact: Report Hive Research, 312-604-7084, email@example.com, www.reporthive.com
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The University earned 60 credits in nine categories including the use of sustainable materials and resources, water efficiency, energy, innovation in design and indoor environmental quality, among several other areas. Throughout the construction of the project, more than 20 pct of the building materials consisted of post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled content and more than 20 pct of materials were manufactured or harvested regionally. (Source: University of Notre Dame, PR, 20 April, 2020) Contact: University of Notre Dame, www.und.edu; US Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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Comgest is one of eight major investment groups warning that tackling global warming must remain a priority for public companies, despite pressure on businesses globally after government measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic left whole sectors unable to operate. The investment groups noted businesses would be given leeway when it came to climate change this year, but warned against backtracking on targets to reduce carbon emissions. (Source: Financial Times, 20 April, 2020)
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When fully operational the anaerobic digestion facility will divert up to 805,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill and produce up to 96 MW of low-carbon renewable electricity -- sufficient power for as many as 140,000 homes. (Source: Cory Energy, Trade Media, April, 2020)
Contact: Cory Energy Riverside Energy Group, Dougie Sutherland, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.coryenergy.com
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Modern bioenergy does not include the traditional use of biomass in developing countries and emerging economies for cooking and heating, using inefficient open fires or simple cook stoves, which has impacts on human health and the environment. (Source: IEA, Website, April, 2020)Contact: IEA, Dr. Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
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According to Greenworks, to date this year it has closed projects across 9 states; including a $ 1.2 million office building project in CA, a $5.1 million hotel project in MO, a $670,000 medical office project in OH, and a $6.7 million office building project and a $856,000 solar project at an auto dealership, both in CT. It also recently closed the first C-PACE project in Delaware and a $722,000 energy efficiency upgrade in Minnesota. The C-PACE program allows building owners to finance qualifying energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements via a voluntary assessment on their property tax bill.
(Source: Greenworks, April 2020) Contact: Greenworks Lending, Alexandra Cooley, Co-Founder , COO, Adam Moskowitz, (203) 837-7816, email@example.com, www.greenworkslending.com; C-PACE Alliance, Cliff Kellogg (202) 744-1984, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cpacealliance.com
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RayGen's technology is currently on track to be tested at a 50MWh-scale in Victoria State with $3 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and a key partnership with Sydney-based major power generator and retailer AGL Energy Ltd.
The company also recently announced a planned 200MW solar plant with around 100MW/1000MWh storage Photon Energy.
(Source: RayGen, PR, 15 April, 2020) Contact: Raygen, +61 3 8669 0380, www.raygen.com;
ARENA, www.arena.gov.au; AGL Energy, 011 61 3 8633 6000, www.agl.com.au; Photon Energy, www.photonenergy.com.au
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The Malaysian B20 mandate was first rolled out in January and was scheduled to be totally carried out throughout the nation by mid-June 2021.
(Source: Malaysian Biodiesel Association, Global News Hut, 16 April, 2020)
Contact: Malaysian Biodiesel Association, www.mybiodiesel.org.my; Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Dr. Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir, www.mpob.gov.my
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The financial institution will provide financing for residential energy efficiency measures with the possibility of 35 pct of the loan amount being forgiven. Financing is available for various energy-efficient materials, initiatives and measures including
the purchase of solid fuel-fired gas boilers for private homes and ssociations of multi-apartment block co-owners. (Source: State Agency of Ukraine on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving, PR, Ukraine Open for Business, 17 April, 2020)
Contact: State Agency of Ukraine on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving, www.saee.gov.ua/en
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The PPA will result in the construction in central Pennsylvania of two new solar energy facilities totaling 220MW of electricity, all of which will be purchased by the university. Community Energy expects this to be the largest solar power project in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The university notes it intends to retire all Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Credits produced by the project, meaning that the solar power generated will be above and beyond Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard requirements, and will be key to meeting the campus' carbon reduction goals.
Download the University's Climate & Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 HERE.
(Source: Univ. of Pennsylvania, PR, April, 2020) Contact: University of Pennsylvania, www.upenn.edu;Community Energy, Jay Carlis, Exec VP, 866-946-3123, www.communityenergyinc.com
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American Electric Power (AEP) Renewables' wind farm development in south-central Kansas, and Black Hills Energy Corriedale Wind Energy Project in Cheyenne, Wyoming are among the contracted projects. Wood will also work on four new wind farms in Morrow and Umatilla Counties in Oregon for Orchard Windfarms.
Wood provides performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial.
(Source: Wood, Energy Voice, 14 April, 2020) Contact: Wood Asset Solutions Plc, www.woodplc.com; Wood Asset Solutions Americas, Stephanie Cox, CEO, www.woodplc.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/57215/ASA-Deep-dive-04_12_18.pdf
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The facility will supply Kinetrex Energy with RNG, which it will turn into liquefied natural gas (LNG) and sold to Midwest transportation fleets.
(Source: Kinetrex Energy, Bioenergy Insights, 14 April, 2020)Contact: EDL Energy, www.edlenergy.com; Kinetrex Energy, Aaron Johnson, CEO, 317-886-8179, www.kinetrexenergy.com
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The Phuong Mai 1 wind farm is expected to come online early in 2021.
GE presently operates 128 MW in Vietnam and is one of the oldest and largest OEMs in the country.(Source: GE Renewable Energy, STL News, April, 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us,
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Worldwide, Japanese banks are among the few major lenders who have stuck to backing coal projects.
The nation's three major banks, SMFG, Mizuho and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, have been among the world's top five lenders to the coal power and mining industries over the past five years, according to Refinitiv SDC Platinum data.
(Source: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial, Japan Times, 16 April, 2020) Contact: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, www.smfg.co.jp/english
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According to the company's statement, the green loans will be used for financing or refinancing the development, investment, and acquisition of green buildings that achieve or are expected to achieve either a Green Mark Gold PLUS certification from the Building & Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) or US Green Building Council LEED Gold certification.
The statement also notes CapitaLand will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) from the solar energy generated from over 21,000 solar panels installed atop CapitaLand's six industrial properties in Singapore.
CapitaLand holds 16 properties in Singapore, China, Belgium, India, and four business parks in India that are fully or partially powered by renewable energy. (Source: CapitaLand, MERCOM India, 16 April, 2020) Contact: CapitaLand Group, Andrew Lim, CFO, www.capitaland.com/international/en.html#menu-lang-main
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Springs Utilities will purchase the electricity Palmer Solar generates from Duke Energy Renewables under the terms of a 20-year PPA. The project was acquired by Duke Energy Renewables from juwi Americas in May 2019.
(Source: Duke Energy Renewables, Colorado Springs Utilities, Env+Energy Leader, 15 April, 2020)
Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200, email@example.com, www.duke-energy.com; Colorado Springs Utilities, www.csu.org
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When fully operational, the 3.12 MW facility will utilize 270,000 tpy of cow slurry.
(Source: Biogest, Bioenergy Insight, 16 April, 2020)Contact: Biogest, +43 2243 208400, www.biogest.at; Enerlinc, +90 850 840 0246 , www.enerlinc.com.tr
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The Green Recovery Alliance was launched in the European Parliament on April 14, 2020, based on calls from 12 EU environment ministers. They had signed the appeal for a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic which is causing unforeseen consequences to people's health and the economy. The Alliance for a Green Recovery calls for the mobilisation of post-crisis green investment packages and other concrete measures including job protection and creation and support for companies, regions and sectors that have suffered from the pandemic.
According to Bioenergy Europe, the "With 10.3 pct of contribution to the energy mix and more than 700,000 jobs, the bioenergy sector is already a strong socio-economic reality and is committed to contributing to the post-crisis investment decisions needed to reboot and re-boost our economy." (Source: Bioenergy Europe, PR, News Europe, Trade Media, 16 April, 2020)
Contact: Bioenergy Europe
Jean-Marc Jossart, Sec. Gen., www.bioenergyeurope.org
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