The project entails the deployment of a 30-tpd CO2 capture unit and ancillary equipment at a pulp mill in Saint-Félicien, Quebec and the commercial reuse of the captured CO2 by the adjacent Serres Toundra greenhouse facility.
On Wednesday, 17 October, the absorber and desorber columns, core elements of the capture unit, were installed on site -- a critical step towards the commissioning of the capture unit which is planned for November 2018. A six-month demonstration period will follow the commissioning after which the plant is expected start generating revenues from the sale of the CO2. The Saint-Felicien unit will be the the company's second capture unit operating full-time and its first commercial unit.
(Source: CO2 Solutions, PR, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: CO2 Solutions, Jeremie Lavoie, 418-842-3456, ext. 223, email@example.com, www.co2solutions.com
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Carbon-Clean's high- temperature thermal system technology stores large quantities of electrical energy in the form of heat, and delivers this energy on demand to the power plant process.
This enables thermal power plants to better meet their role as flexible partners in an energy mix which is increasingly based on renewables. (Source: RWE Power AG, Carbon Clean Technologies, PR, 18 Oct., 2018) Contact: Carbon Clean Technologies,
Dr. Robert Pfab, +49 221 355 7550, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carbonclean.de; RWE PowerAG, www.group.rwe/en/the-group/organisational-structure/rwe-power
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The research team previously demonstrated concentration of microwaves using a cylindrical device that comprised a set of thin metal sheets extended radially outward from the cylinder axis. The channels between the sheets perpendicular to the axis directed waves inward and boosted the central wave amplitude.
The researchers envision a similar submurged and anchored structure for water waves. The central open region of the structure is surrounded by vertical walls that are taller than the waves and extended radially outward, similar to the microwave device, to focus and amplify the wave energy. The research was published in Physical Review Letters on September 07, 2018. (Source: Xiamen University, Coherent Chronicle, 15 Oct., 2018) Contact: Xiamen University, en.xmu.edu.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wave Energy, Tidal Energy,
The Ukraine currently relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, with renewable energy accounting for a very small proportion. The government of Ukraine initiated a national energy development strategy, aimed at increasing total installed capacity of renewable energy to 5GW by 2020.
(Source: Trina Solar Limited, PR, 16 Oct., 2018) Contact: Trina Solar Ltd., Investor Relations, +86 519-8517-6878, email@example.com, www.trinasolar.com
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The program would provide up to a total of 150 MW of reserved renewable energy capacity, 113 MW of which will be reserved for customers of Duke Energy Carolinas, and 37 MW of capacity will be reserved for Duke Energy Progress customers.
(Source: Duke Energy Carolinas, PR, Oct., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy, David Fountain, North Carolina Pres., Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy, Duke Energy Carolinas, Solar, Renewable Energy,
According to the Springfield City Solicitor, Ed Pikula, the unnamed developer has the necessary permits and a four-year window to complete the project.
(Source: City of Springfield, 22 News WWLP, 15 Oct., 2018) Contact: City of Springfiels, (413) 736-3111, www.springfield-ma.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass,
The government's 2017 Clean Growth Strategy challenged UK businesses to improve their energy efficiency -- productivity by 20 pct by 2030, and the report argues distributed energy technologies could help companies achieve around half of that target. The reports says the deployment of distributed energy technologies in just half of organizations across the three sectors could achieve savings of 9 megatonnes per year of carbon dioxide equivalent for a total of 137MtCO2e by 2030.
The government's independent Committee on Climate Change has warned the UK is currently off track to meet its binding emissions goals for the late 2020s and early 2030s.
(Source: Centrica, Business Green, Oct., 2018) Contact: Centrica, www.centrica.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Centrica, Carbon Emissions, Energy Eficiency,
SwRI is working with the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and General Electric on the pilot project, which engineers hope will show the technology is commercially viable.
The $119 million pilot plant, which is receiving up to $84 million in US DOE funding, is slated for completion
in April 2020. (Source: SwRI, Rivard, 15 Oct., 2018) Contact: SwRI, Adam Hamilton, Pres., CEO, (210) 684-5111, www.swri.org; Gas Technology Institute, (847) 768-0500, www.gastechnology.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Gas Technology Institute, SwRI, CO2, Carbon Emissions,
The company plans to deploy large scale rooftop solar systems at 10 of its U.K. fulfillment centers over the next 18 months.
This solar generated electricity will be backed by UK Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates, which means that the energy bought for fulfillment centers and other buildings will have come from sources such as wind and solar. (Source: Amazon, CNBC, 16 Oct., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Amazon, Solar,
The funded projects will develop and validate control strategies, real-time system monitoring, communications, and other technologies to make solar power at the bulk power and distribution levels more resilient. Approximately 10 projects ranging from $2 million to $10 million will be funded over three years.
Over the last decade, Ontario invested about $200 million in the region's biomass innovation cluster, most of it for the conversion of the publicly-owned Thunder Bay and Atikokan stations to biomass. Millions of dollars were also invested in innovative biomass research at Confederation College, Lakehead University and the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-economy.
With a contract that expires in 2024, Atikokan Generating Station is North America's largest generating station to be converted from coal to 100 pct carbon-neutral white pellet biomass.
Power contracts with Ontario's Independent Electricity Operator (IESO) govern the operations of the two stations, both of which are under-utilized, according to IESO.
(Source: Power Wokers Union, PR, IESO, Oct., 2018) Contact: Power Workers Union, Paul Hyatt, Pres., (905) 308-1602, www.poweringthenorth.ca; Ontario Power Generation, (289) 260-4903, (416) 592-4319, www.opg.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Wood Pellet, Ontario Power Generation ,
The JV company called the Active Energy Renewable Power will first carry out the installation works at the GRP's North Carolina facility to be followed by two additional CoalSwitch facilities at each of GRP's other biomass-to-energy power plant locations in Carnesville and Colbert, Georgia.
Currently, the plants in Georgia are under construction and are targeted to be commissioned by the middle of next year. Under the JV, 25t per hour CoalSwitch facilities are planned for construction at each site, to be installed in the coming 36 months.
The JV intends to expand the CoalSwitch production capacity up to 100 tonnes per hour in the region. (Source: Power Technology, 16 Oct., 2018) Contact: Active Energy, Michael Rowan, CEO, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com;
Georgia Renewable Power, www.georgiapower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass Pellet, Woody Biomass, Active Energy, CoalSwitch, Georgia Renewable Power ,
Highlights of the project include:
The project launched in September 2018 and is scheduled for completion in May 2019.
(Source: ABM Industries Inc., , PR, Global News Wire, 16 Oct., 2018) Contact: ABM Technical Solutions, Mark Newsome, Pres., Susie A. Choi,
(212) 297-9721, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.abm.com: ABM Contraction Program details, www.abm.com/energy/performance-contracting
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DEWA expects to generate 25 pct of its power from solar by 2030, increasing to 75 pct by 2050. To that end, the city commissioned the world's largest single-site solar park for Dubai in October 2013. The facility aims to have a 5,000 megawatt capacity by 2030, with a fifth coming from concentrated solar power. (Source: DEWA, PR, Yicai Global, 15 Oct., 2018) Contact: DEWA, Waleed bin Salman, Exec. VP Business Development, +971 4 601 9999, www.dewa.gov.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Solar, Green Energy, Renewable Energy,
Opower's energy efficiency programs, including Home Energy Reports, are part of a larger Oracle Utilities demand-side management product suite that includes Peak Management, Proactive Alerts, and energy management web tools. Working in tandem, these solutions are designed to inform and motivate consumers to better control their home energy consumption and cost, while allowing utilities to proactively meet regulatory requirements, decrease the cost to serve, reduce call center volume, and improve customer satisfaction.
Currently, Oracle Utilities Opower programs are on track to deliver 4 TWh of savings annually, which is equivalent to the power generated yearly by the Hoover Dam, according to Oracle Opower.
(Source: Oracle, PR, 15 Oct., 2018) Contact: Oracle, Kristen Reeves, (925) 787-6744, email@example.com, www.oracle.com; Opower, www.oracle.com/industries/utilities/products/opower-energy.../index.html
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Ukraine is reported to have significant untapped capacity in bioenergy production, but faces logistical challenges when it comes to taking advantage of biomass and getting full benefit from the energy potential in vast amounts of agricultural bi-product and waste.
The EBRD's combined operations and engagement in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia is presently close to €24 billion, according to the bank (Source: EBRD, InterFax Ukraine, KYIV, 16 Oct., 2018) Contact: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, Bioenergy,
The roughly 1400 sq-ft houses have programmable thermostats, top of the line windows, tankless water heaters and other energy efficiency features. (Source: Arkansas DEQ, KATV Little Rock, 12 Oct., 2018) Contact:
Arkansas DEQ, (501) 682-0923, www.adeq.state.ar.us; UDDC, www.UDDClittlerock.org
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According to the Montreal-headquartered Intl Business Aviation Council (IBAC) Director General Kurt Edwards, "The global business aviation industry has committed to mitigating and ultimately reducing its carbon emissions through a number of measures, including operational improvements and new technologies. Sustainable aviation fuel is a central technology that will propel us to meet our goals. IBAC commends the initiative at Van Nuys Airport as a solid first step with many more to come as business aviation, always on the cutting edge of technology, takes up such fuels."
Download the Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Initiative & Business Aviation Guide HERE Source: National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Oct 16, 2018) Contact: NBAA, (202) 783-9000,
Fax: (202) 331-8364,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nbaa.org; Intl Business Aviation Council, (514) 954-6161,
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Now, during an interview on the television program 60 Minutes, President Donald Trump seemed to acknowledge to interviewer Lesley Stahl that he no longer believes climate change is a hoax. "I think something's happening. Something's changing, and it'll change back again. I don't think it's a hoax. I think there's probably a difference, but I don't know that it's man-made."
"I will say this. I don't wanna give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don't wanna lose millions and millions of jobs. I don't wanna be put at a disadvantage," the President added. (Source: President Donald Trump, The Atlantic, Various Media, 60 Minutes, 14 Oct., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Trump, Trump Quotes, Climate Change,
In the forming of Hecate Grid, Hecate Energy contributed its existing energy storage portfolio, comprising 126 MWh of operating and contracted assets, along with 600 MWh of projects in the pipeline. InfraRed committed to fund the new company's growth. The new company will be headquartered in Chicago, IL. (Source: Hecate Energy, InfraRed Capital Partners, PR, 16 Oct., 2018) Contact: InfraRed Capital Partners, www.ircp.com; Hecate Energy LLC, Chris Bullinger, CEO, Solutions@HecateEnergy.com, www.hecateenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hecate Energy, Energy Efficiency,
NYSERDA is making $27.5 million available in workforce development hiring and training incentives to assist clean energy businesses with recruiting and training new employees, upskilling existing workers, and establishing a talent pipeline to reduce businesses cost of attracting and hiring new workers.
Workforce funding includes: $7 million for Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology Training, $10 million for on-the-job training: and $10.5 million for a clean energy internship program.
The Empire State ranks 3rd nationally both for energy efficiency employment and solar jobs, and other sectors such as grid modernization and energy storage are growing at a fast pace. The energy efficiency is the largest clean energy technology category in terms of jobs and investments -- employing 117,300 workers in 2017 with firms receiving over $4.1 billion in investments since 2011.
(Source: NYSERDA, LongIsland.com, 16 Oct., 2018) Contact: Cuomo's Renewavle Energy Vision New York, www.rev.ny.gov; Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, NYSERDA,
According to the watch dog agency, the loss of revenue from the cap-and-trade cancellation will be greater than the savings the government will achieve by cancelling spending associated with the program.
The Conservative Ford government revised the deficit to $15 billion last month, up from a predicted $11.7 billion. (Source: Ontario Financial Accountability Office, CBC News, 16 Oct., 2018) Contact: Ontario Financial Accountability Office, Peter Weltman, (416) 644-0702, email@example.com, www.fao-on.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Cap-and-Trade, Carbon Tax,
The MoU is in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as well as the European Union and Indonesia's climate action agendas.
The focus of the European Investment Bank's operations on climate mitigation and adaptation will provide additional opportunities for important projects for low carbon development, resilient cities and infrastructures.
(Source: Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia, DevDiscourse, 13 Oct., 2018) Contact: Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia, +62 021-319 6207, www.bappenas.go.id; EIB, www.eib.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank, Green nt Infrastructure, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation,
REA's proprietary process converts feedstock with high Free Fatty Acids (FFA's) into high quality biodiesel. This process handles feedstock with FFA's from 0 pct to 100 pct and is designed to process a mixture of available feedstocks, according to the company website.
(Source: REA-Systems, Whitman, 13 Oct., 2018) Contact: REA Resource Recovery Systems, Eric Metz, (203)590-3838, www.rea-systems.com;
Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority, (203)466-5280, https://gnhwpca.com
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For the program, the community contracted with clean energy provider MC Squared to purchase most of the energy and all the renewable energy credits for residents and businesses that participate in the Village's Electrical Aggregation program. For residents in the program, the amount they pay on their ComEd bills for their electricity supply supports new energy from a mix of wind and solar projects -- all at the same price as conventional coal -- and gas-powered electricity. Currently, 74 pct of all energy used in Oswego is from renewable resources.
To qualify as a Green Power Partner, communities must use energy from eligible renewable sources, including solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, or certain biomass or low-impact hydroelectric sources. The energy must be purchased voluntarily and sourced from renewable facilities less than 15 years old located in the U.S.
(Source: Village of Oswego, US EPA, 12 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Village of Oswego, Electrical Aggregation (630) 554-3618, www.oswegoil.org; EPA Green Power Partner, www.epa.gov/greenpower
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The SolarTerra Farm project is based on TerraSave, an idea is to reduce CO2 emissions to help save the environment based on the following concepts: wastewater treatment, wetland and landscape creation, biomass production, solar and wind energy, energy storage, solar desalination, and air-conditioning cooling by heat exchange. The TerraSave concept reportedly delivers a 70 pct to 80 pct savings in maintenance compared to other technical treatment plants.
The SolarTerra Farm concept, which is being studied for a 100MW to 500MW solar farm project,
is basically a solar farm with crops planted beneath the PV panel which are mounted about 10-12 ft above the ground to allow crops to grow and farm machinery to operate beneath them.
The concept also involves technology that recycles the water used to clean and cool PV panels.
Since the crops are under the solar farm, they are irrigated regularly and are protected from direct sunlight, which reduces evaporation, according to the concept developer Neuschaefer.
(Source: Gulf Times, 14 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Dorsch Holding Qatar, Peter Neuschaefer, Operations Director, +974-4-480 2097, https://qatar.dorsch.de/company
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With the acquisition, F2i is now the third largest solar power producer in Europe, according to the company release. (Source: Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture, Renewables, 10 Oct., 2018) Contact: F2i, Renato Ravanelli, CEO, www.f2isgr.it
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According to Finnish Environment Minister, Kimmo Tiilikainen, Arctic area countries will continue to work to minimize black coal emissions as well as reduce emissions in marine traffic by transitioning to cleaner fuels.
Tiilikainen added that Finland would not cut back on using wood for heating homes as part of its plan to rein in emissions.
"Norway has also had a project ongoing for several years to make stoves operate in a cleaner way. We plan to step up this work in the future,"Tiilikainen noted, adding that Norway plans to ban the use of fossil-based oils for heating.
(Source: Finnish Environment Ministry, Yle, Others, 12 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Finnish Environment Minister, Kimmo Tiilikainen, https://tem.fi/en/minister-for-housing-energy-and-the-environment
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According to Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and project leader Dr. Joshua Yuan, "The conversion of lignocellulosic biomass has been around for many years, but many of the waste products can not be commercialized due to the configuration of these biorefineries. What we are trying to accomplish is developing a streamlined process where the biomass waste at these refineries can be fractionated to produce lipids for biodiesel, asphalt binder modifier and quality carbon fiber. All of these bioproducts can add great value to the economy and enhance their market value."
Yuan noted that lignocellulose bioconversion refineries burn off 60 pct of the lignin produced. Utilizing this lignin offers incentives such as improving the efficiencies of a biorefinery, reducing costs and lowering emissions.
The work will include developing an integrated biorefinery program or "a blueprint for future biorefinery development," Yuan added. (Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Research, PR, Oct., 2018) Contact:
Dr. Joshua Yuan, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Dr. Joshua Yuan, Dir. Synthetic and Systems Biology Hub, people.tamu.edu/~syuan, www.tamu.edu; US DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Texas A&M, US DOE BETO, lignocellulosic , biofuel,
SunPower provided turnkey service for the installation, including financing, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as long term operation and maintenance (O&M) support for the fixed-tilt, ground mounted system on the Bose campus.
(Source: SunPower, 13 Oct., 018) Contact: SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
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The Paraiba wind farm complex will incorporate 18 wind farms, of which three are already in operation and 15 others are in different stages of development. The project is slated for commissioning and operation 2022/2023. (Source: Iberdrola, PR, REVE, 15 Oct., 2018) Contact: Iberdrola Renewables, www.iberdrolarenewables.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola, Wind,
When the desired type of algae is identified, the researchers will study how best to convert the algae into a highly efficient diesel. (Source: University of Michigan, Siver Telegram, Informator News, 13 Oct., 2018) Contact: University of Michigan, University of Michigan, Biology Prof. Bradley Cardinale, (734) 764-9689, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://seas.umich.edu/research/faculty/brad_cardinale, www.umich.edu
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The plan has identified buildings and transportation as the largest factors to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Forty-seven pct of the sprawling city's carbon emissions come from building energy consumption and 38 pct of emissions are tied to transportation, according to the plan. Strategies for cutting emissions from buildings include implementing building codes to create structures that require less energy, offering rebate programs for energy efficiency retrofitting spaces and for the use of more efficient appliances. Strategies to lower transportation emissions include increasing the charging fees for EV charging infrastructure, reducing single occupant vehicle use, encouraging public transit and others. (Source: San Antonio Office of Sustainability, San Antonio Express News, 13 Oct., 2018)
Contact: San Antonio Office of Sustainability, Douglas Melnick, (210) 207-6103, (210) 207-6934 fax, , www.sanantonio.gov/Sustainability
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The agreement will enhance the implementation of Rwanda's Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy and enable the country to participate in international emissions reduction mechanisms including the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), and the mechanism for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). It will also allow Rwanda to become a regional training center for carbon accounting in the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) regions.
The signatories will also collaborate to develop an Advanced Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Certificate programme at the University of Rwanda.
(Source: Rwanda Ministry of Environment, Rwanda New Times, 13 Oct., 2018) Contact: Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, (202)350-9047, email@example.com, https://ghginstitute.org;
Rwanda Ministry of Environment, www.minirena.gov.rw
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The plan has identified buildings and transportation as the largest factors to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
Forty-seven pct of the sprawling city's carbon emissions come from building energy consumption and 38 pct of emissions are tied to transportation, according to the plan.
Strategies for cutting emissions from buildings include implementing building codes to create structures that require less energy, offering rebate programs for energy efficiency retrofitting spaces and for the use of more efficient appliances.
Strategies to lower transportation emissions include increasing the charging fees for EV charging infrastructure, reducing single occupant vehicle use, encouraging public transit and others.
(Source: San Antonio Office of Sustainability, San Antonio Express News, 13 Oct., 2018) Contact: San Antonio Office of Sustainability, Douglas Melnick,
(210) 207-6103, (210) 207-6934 fax, , https://www.sanantonio.gov/Sustainability
Construction on the region's largest solar farm is slated to get underway before the year end. When fully operational in 2019 the 405,000 panel solar farm will generate sufficient power for approximately 42,000 homes and
will have an estimated life span of 30 years.
(Source: Risen Energy Co. Ltd., TechMag, 13 Oct., 2018) Contact: Risen Energy, www.risenenergy.com; Stellata Energy, +61 8 6165 8860, www.stellata.com.au
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Production is scheduled to resume at about 65 pct capacity until October 28, then stop for several days so that necessary technical checks and maintenance can be performed before full-time commercial operation begins.
During the first two weeks, the plant is expected to produce around 2,000 tonnes of Ethanol,
increasing to 7,000 cu.m for the two remaining months of this year and 35,000 cu.m in 2019.
(Source: Central Biofuel Joint Stock Company, VNA, October 15, 2018 ) Contact: Central Biofuel Joint Stock Company,
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Midpen, which stewards more than 63,000 acres of public open space, including redwood forests which store large amounts of carbon, is targeting a reduction in emissions of 20 pct below its 2016 baseline by 2022, 40 pct by 2030 and 80 pct by 2050. To that end, Midpen will reduce emissions from vehicles, equipment, employee commutes, business travel, offices and tenant residences, using renewable diesel fuel, installing electric vehicle chargers,and others. The plan also identifies strategies for reducing or offsetting emissions from livestock grazing in Midpen's open space preserves, enhancing carbon sequestration, reducing preserve visitor transportation emissions and increasing staff and visitor awareness of climate change.
This goal is in line with the Golden State's climate change policy and the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius.
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is a public agency committed to acquiring and preserving open space and agricultural land of regional significance, protect and restore the natural environment and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education. (Source: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Siliconner, 13 Oct., 2018) Contact: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Ana Maria Ruiz, Dir., (650) 691-1200, (650) 691-0485 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.openspace.org/climate
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SISW deployed two Siemens SGE-56HM gas generator sets to run on the waste gas from the landfill and generate electrical power.
The Siemens SGE-HM series is purpose-built for landfill gas-to-energy power applications. (Source: Siemens, Water Technology, 15 Oct., 2018)Contact: Southern Idaho Solid Waste, (208) 432-9082, www.sisw.org
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The project will include:
360 residential units, 80 pct of which will be social and affordable housing;
45,000 square metres of office space; 3,000 square metres of commercial space; an elementary school and two new public daycare centres; 550 underground parking spaces; and
public spaces such as a pedestrian street, urban maple forest, public squares and greenbelts.
Sustainability features include an energy loop targeted to be 40 pct more efficient than the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 and a collection system that reuses 95 pct of rainwater.
(Source: Societe de developpement Angus , Daily Commercial News, 15 Oct., 2018) Contact: Societe de developpement Angus https://sda-angus.com
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Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is helping to manage the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) programme up to 2020, which includes ERDF as well as the European Social Fund (ESF) and European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Up to £4 million of ERDF funding is available for projects supporting growth in R&D across the county. A further £3.4 million has been earmarked for business support packages designed to make local SMEs more energy efficient, provide innovative, low carbon solutions and introduce new sources of energy generation and storage. The remaining £1.3 million will be applied to projects which can increase resource efficiency and promote bio-diversity by maximizing the county's natural capital. (Source: ERDF, Cumbria Crack, 15 Oct., 2018) Contact: ERDF Funding, www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/environment-and-resource-efficiency-call-in-cumbria-oc07r18p-0836; European Regional Development Fund, http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/what/glossary/e/european-regional-development-fund
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Neste's MY Renewable Jet Fuel has been used in thousands of commercial flights. Similarly, Air BP has supplied its BP Biojet product at 10 airports across the Nordic countries since 2014.
The aviation industry is facing mounting pressure to curb emissions ahead of the introduction of the UN-backed CORSIA offsetting scheme, which is set to impose a carbon price on a growing number of airlines with a view to ensuring the sector delivers on its goals of securing 'carbon neutral growth' from 2020 and cutting net aviation emissions in half by 2050. (Source: Neste, BusinessGreen, Others, 11 Oct., 2018) Contact: Neste, Kaisa Hietala, Executive VP, Renewable Products, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; BP Air, www.bp.com/en/global/bp-air.html
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According to Wisconsin Public Service, the nearly 20 year old facility was no longer efficient.
(Source: Wisconsin Public Service, Green Bay Press-Gazette, 10 Oct., 2018) Contact: Wisconsin Public Service, Matt Cullen, Communications, (608) 266-5481, www.wisconsinpublicservice.com
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North Dakota hosts nearly 3,000 MW of installed wind capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association.
(Source: North Dakota Public Service Commission, Forum News, Dickinson Press, 10 Oct., 2018)
Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com; North Dakota Public Service Commission, www.psc.nd.gov
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The new ground-based system works on GE and non-GE turbines and requires about 15 minutes per blade to provide real time data analytics. To date, more than 1,500 turbines had been inspected with the technology. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, CNBC, 10 Oct., 2018) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Anne McEntee, CEO Digital Services,
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Brazil's biodiesel auctions are intended to meet the country's the 10 pct minimum blend of biodiesel in diesel sold at the pump. (Source: Brazil Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency, Renewables, 10 Oct., 2019) Contact: Brazil Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency, www.petrolplaza.com/organisations/969
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The utility also reports it has filed for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a 2-MW solar project, including a 4-MW battery, in Hot Springs, Madison County. (Source: Duke Energy, Renewables, 10 Oct., 2018)Contact: Duke Energy, Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com
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