AI-powered energy storage will form a growing strategy within Saint-Gobai's corporate energy and sustainability strategies in the U.S. At the Garden Grove location, Saint-Gobain will use Stem's 500 KW AI-powered energy storage system to anticipate the facility's energy demand and avoid a "demand charge" that typically accounts for half of the facility's monthly energy bill.
According to Stem, it has the largest project finance pool among its peers, now over $650 million, enabling Stem's 900+ energy storage systems under management across six U.S. states, Japan, and Canada.
Athena™, Stem's cutting-edge AI, is the first of its kind for customer-sited energy storage, performing real-time energy optimization that reduces onsite peak demand and enabling customers to participate via Stem's networks to access additional services and value streams. (Source: Stem, PR, 10 Oct., 2018) Contact: STEM, John Carrington, CEO, (415) 937-7836, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stem.com; Saint-Gobain North America,
Dina Silver Pokedoff, APR, (610) 341-7031,
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New York State has set a goal to generate half of its power from renewable energy sources by 2030. (Source: Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, AP, 11 Oct., 2018) Contact: Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov, https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo
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The company's new energy storage products can store up to 17.1 kWh of energy and supply up to 10 kW of power. Pika is also rolling out two new configurations of its Harbor Smart Battery at 8.6 kWh and 14.3 kWh capacities.
Pika's smart batteries are available across North America. (Source: Pika Energy, PR, CleanTechnica, 10 Oct., 2018) Contact: Pika Energy, Ben Polito, CEO, www.pika-energy.com
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The Together for a Greener Future project proposes 38 initiatives, including having a climate- and environmentally-efficient agricultural sector and a "behavioural campaign" with climate labeling on a wide range of products including food.
To that end, the project proposes manufacturers and supermarkets label products that rate their impact on the environment and climate. In other areas, the project calls for phasing out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars; having zero carbon emissions and zero air pollution from buses in cities; clean air in big cities through stricter environmental zones; lower emissions from industry and housing; and research efforts to develop carbon capture and storage technologies for use in Denmark's fields and forests, all by the year 2030.
(Source: Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Just Food, 10 Oct., 2018) Contact: Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt, Minister, +45 33922800, https://stateofgreen.com/en/partners/danish-ministry-of-energy-utilities-and-climate
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While some of the methanol produced will supply local markets, most will be directed to Asian markets, which make up approximately 70 pct of current global demand, according to a company statement.
Nauticol is in the process of obtaining the required regulatory permits and has begun shareholder and public consultations to advance the project which is planned to be completed and commissioned in 2021. (Source: Nauticol, AllChem Research, jwn, 10 Oct., 2018) Contact: Nauticol, Mark Tonner, CEO, (587) 393-7710, www.nauticolenergy.com
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Exxon notes its $1 million commitment is in keeping with its longstanding support for an imposed carbon tax rather than an array of environmental regulations that already drive up the cost of fossil fuels.
Exxon's support marks the first such initiative by a major oil company.
(Source: Exxon Mobil, Bloomberg, Various Media, Oct., 2018) Contact:
Exxon Mobil, William M. Colton, VP Strategic Planning, www.exxonmobil.com; Americans for Carbon Dividends, www.afcd.org
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The sale involves 280 million gallons of nameplate capacity -- roughly 20 pct of Green Plains' reported ethanol production capacity -- and is slated for closure prior to the year end. (Source: Green Plains Inc. , StreetInsider, Others, 10 Oct., 2018) Contact: Valero Renewable Fuels, Joe Gorder, Pres., (800) 324-8464, www.valero.com;
Green Plains, Jim Stark, VP-IR, (402) 884-8700, www.gpreinc.com
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"President Trump has revitalized our economy in part by rolling back counterproductive, job-killing federal mandates and regulations, but this move would undo some of that success by preserving the harmful renewable fuel standard (RFS) at the expense of taxpayers and consumers. Rather than trying to make this market-distorting boondoggle viable with yet another rule written by bureaucrats in Washington, DC, he (Trump) should consign the costly and misguided RFS to the dustbin as well. The best way to make a mandate easier to meet is to eliminate it."
Americans for Prosperity, founded in 2004, is a U.S. libertarian/conservative political advocacy group funded by David H. Koch and Charles Koch. As the Koch brothers' primary political advocacy group, it is one of the most influential American conservative organizations. (Source: Americans for Prosperity, 11 Oct., 2018) Contact: Americans for Prosparity, Brent Gardner, Gabrielle Braud, Press, GBraud@afphq.org, www.AmericansForProsperity.org
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According to the company, wind farms at the end of their typically 25 years lifecycle are usually decommissioned and their equipment scrapped. Renewable Parts intends to salvage, repair and resell the "fully warranteed" parts at up to 40 pct below the cost of new parts.
The company will use its aftermarket spares warehouse in Renfrew near Glasgow to provide the turbine repair and recycle service, while engineering advice will be sourced from the University of Strathclyde and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Source: Renewable Parts, Power Technology, 11 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Renewable Parts, James Barry, CEO, +44 141 886 1220, www.renewable-parts.com
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Kokam produces lithium-ion batteries for a variety of applications including aerospace, electric vehicles and energy storage systems. It claims to have more than 700MWh of deployments in the field. As well as serving as system integrator to some of its battery storage projects and delivering turnkey systems, the company has a range of batteries that include high power nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) lithium batteries. (Source: SolarEdge, Energy Storage, 11 Oct., 2018) Contact: SolarEdge, Guy Sella, CEO, (510) 498-3200, email@example.com, www.solaredge.com;
Kokam, Ike Hong, VP, Business Dev., +82 (0)31 3620 137, www.kokam.com
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van Beurden noted that reforestation -- the planting of more trees -- was the only solution to meeting the goal of 1.5C. Reforestation is similar to afforestation, which is the process of restoring and recreating areas of woodland on land that was not previously forested.
Removal of woodland areas and forests from the planet has become all too common, due to agricultural activities, logging, mining and forest fires. Forests soak up pollution and dust from the air, maintain the balance of CO2 and oxygen in Earth's atmosphere, build natural habitats and ecosystems and maintain the water cycle which prevents soil erosion.
Reforestation can help mitigate global warming by reducing the amount of CO2 in the air. Trees use sunlight to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Water also evaporates from leaves and this conversion of water to vapour removes heat from the air.
The Shell CEO added that an Amazon-sized tree planting project is needed to meet global warming targets. (Source: Shell, iNews, 10 Oct., 2018)
Infracapital, Helios Energy Investments and Aurium Capital Markets have invested an additional £150 million ($198 million) to bring the aggregate funding to over £600 million ($792 million) since 2015.
The biomass and waste-to-energy sector supplies around 20 pct of the UK's renewable energy. (Source: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Oct, 2018) Contact: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, +44 o 118 929 8350, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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Of the total €8 million Cohesion Fund investment, €4 is earmarked to finance replacement of inefficient manufacturing equipment. The balance will be applied to building energy efficiency upgrades, LED lighting systems, and other related initiatives.
(Source: Latvia Central Finance and Contracting Agency, BNN, 10 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Latvia Central Finance and Contracting Agency , +371 22 306 116, www.cfla.gov.lv/en; EU Cohesion Fund, http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/funding/cohesion-fund
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"We ought to be talking about the things that we can do and still maintain a strong economy, because we're not going to be able to address it unless we keep a strong economy." -- Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D)
"It was given to me, and I want to look at who drew it because I can give you reports that are fabulous, and I can give you reports that aren't so good. But I will be looking at it, absolutely." -- Pres. Donald Trump
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Of the total, 85 properties were awarded US DOE ENERGY STAR certification while 7 properties were designated as BOMA 360 Performance Buildings by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International 360 Performance Program. One property scored USGBC LEED Silver certification and 1 property in Rockville, MD was recognized by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection for its achievements in the 2018 Business Revitalized Recycling Program.
The RMR Group Inc. is a holding company and substantially all of its business is conducted by its majority owned operating subsidiary, The RMR Group LLC. The RMR Group LLC is an alternative asset management company that primarily provides management services to publicly traded REITs and real estate related operating companies nationwide. (Source: RMR Group,
Contact: RMR Group Inc.
Timothy A. Bonang, Snr. VP, (617) 796-8230; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov/updates, www.energystar.gov; BOMA, www.boma.org
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The projects are slated for completion by 2025. The company reports it has selected Siemens Gamesa
for the majority of the contracted installations.
Presently, WPD has 384 MW of installed onshore wind capacity but no offshore wind production capacity in Taiwan.
(Source: WPD, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 2Oct., 2018)Contact: SGRE Offshore, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en; WPD AG, +49-421-168-6610, + 49-421-168-6666 – fax, www.wpd.de
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The five-year green bond, which will be listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the Singapore Stock Exchange, will support the local-currency market in Indonesia, funding the first-ever green bond issued in Indonesia by an IFC client, Bank OCBC NISP. The proceeds will finance underlying infrastructure and climate-related projects.
According to the IFC's just released Green Bond Impact Report, IFC issued 32 green bonds totaling $1.8 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30. (Source: Jakarta Post, IFC, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: IFC, Nena Stoiljkovic, VP Asia and the Pacific, (202) 473-1000, www.ifc.org
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The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in Incheon, South. Korea. It will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December, when governments review the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change.
"With more than 6,000 scientific references cited and the dedicated contribution of thousands of expert and government reviewers worldwide, this important report testifies to the breadth and policy relevance of the IPCC," said Hoesung Lee, Chair of the IPCC. Ninety-one authors and review editors from 40 countries prepared the IPCC report in response to an invitation from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) when it adopted the Paris Agreement in 2015.
The report highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5C compared to 2C, or more. For instance, by 2100, global sea level rise would be 10 cm lower with global warming of 1.5C compared with 2C. The likelihood of an Arctic Ocean free of sea ice in summer would be once per century with global warming of 1.5C, compared with at least once per decade with 2C. Coral reefs would decline by 70 -- 90 percent with global warming of 1.5C, whereas virtually all (99 percent) would be lost with 2C. Limiting global warming would also give people and ecosystems more room to adapt and remain below relevant risk thresholds.
The report also examines pathways available to limit warming to 1.5C, what it would take to achieve them and what the consequences could be. The report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5C would require rapid and far reaching transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities. Global net human-caused emissions of CO2 would need to fall by about 45 pct from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching net-zero around 2050. This means that any remaining emissions would need to be balanced by removing CO2from the air.
Allowing the global temperature to temporarily exceed or 'overshoot' 1.5C would mean a greater reliance on techniques that remove CO2 from the air to return global temperature to below 1.5C by 2100. The effectiveness of such techniques are unproven at large scale and some may carry significant risks for sustainable development, the report notes.
The report was prepared under the scientific leadership of all three IPCC working groups. Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate change; Working Group II addresses impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and Working Group III deals with the mitigation of climate change.
The Paris Agreement adopted by 195 nations at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in December 2015 included the aim of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change by "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels." As part of the decision to adopt the Paris Agreement, the IPCC was invited to produce, in 2018, the attached Special Report on global warming of 1.5C -- the first in a series of Special Reports to be produced in the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Cycle.
The IPCC is the leading world body for assessing the science related to climate change, its impacts and potential future risks, and possible response options.
Download the IPCC Report on
(Source: IPCC, PR,
8 October 2018) Contact: IPCC, +41 22 730 8208 / 54 / 84, Fax. +41 22 730 8025 / 13, Sec@wmo.int,
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The survey was commissioned by resources management firm Veolia UK, which said the results highlighted the importance of businesses developing long-term energy efficiency plans, particularly in view of the UK's Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Phase 2 regulations.
Moreover, under government plans, all larger businesses will be required to report their CO2 emissions from next year, the firm explained.
(Source: Veolia UK, BusinessGreen, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: Veolia UK, Nick Painter, Energy Efficiency Head, www.veolia.com.uk
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According to the report, biofuels production is expected to grow 15 pct reaching 43.59 billion gallons and account for 90 pct of the renewables used in transport by 2023. Fuel ethanol accounts for two-thirds of biofuel production growth, while biodiesel and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) account for the remainder.
The IEA report focuses on the share of renewables within the global power, heat and transportation sectors, with a particular focus on bioenergy.
(Source: EIA, Oct., 2018)Contact: IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org, www.ieabioenergy.com
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E15 sales are currently blocked from the beginning of June through the middle of September because the fuel blend does not meet ozone standards spelled out in the Clean Air Act.
It is even more widely speculated that Trump's move is focused on stroking his biofuels and farm belt base before for the November mid-term elections.
(Source: CNBC, Various Media, 8 Oct., 2018)
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"Even if it is technically possible, without aligning the technical, political and social aspects of feasibility, it is not going to happen. To limit warming below 1.5 C, or 2 C for that matter, requires all countries and all sectors to act." -- Glen Peters, Center for International Climate Research in Oslo.
"The report paints a very gloomy picture. Time is of the essence and there must be action behind the political ambitions if we are to succeed in slowing down climatic change to a manageable level." -- Lars Lilleholt, Denmark Climate Minister
"We are at a crossroads. The next 10--15 years will be critical." -- Jens Mattias Clausen, Climate & Climate Advisor, Greenpeace. (Source: CPH Post, 8 Oct., 2018)
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About one in five new buildings in Boston have an energy score of 50 or below, which means these buildings rank in the bottom 50th percentile nationwide for energy efficiency.
Boston's Climate Action Plan aims to reduce greenhouse gases 25 pct by the year 2020.
(Source: Boston University Daily Free Press, Oct., 2018) Contact: City of Boston Environment Department, Lauren Zingarelli, Director of Communications and Community Engagement, (617) 635-3850, FAX: (617) 635-3435, www.cityofboston.gov/environment
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"You better get out there and vote for Republicans." -- President Donald Trump, stumping for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in Council Bluffs yesterday. (Source: The Des Moines Register, 9 Oct., 2018)
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Residents in any of 19 participating communities will qualify for free home energy "walk-throughs" by qualified contractors who will then provide a proposed project scope, estimated savings, and estimated cost for completing the energy efficiency and weatherization work recommendations. Contractor will also help participants access incentives that may be available from power producers, utilities and others. Programs, incentives, and resources are available statewide from Button Up Vermont partners.
Vermont has a statewide goal of achieving 25 percent energy savings in at least 80,000 homes by the year 2020. (Source: Buton Up Vermont, PR, VT Digger, Oct., 2018) Contact: Button Up Vermont, www. buttonupvermont.org; Efficiency Vermont, (888) 921-5990, www.efficiencyvermont.com
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Deepwater Wind's 30 MW Block Island, Rhode Island pilot project is the only US Atlantic coast offshore wind operation. Deepwater also has a project off the coast of Long Island and a second project off the coast of Rhode Island is in development.
(Source: Orsted, ARS Technica, NY Times, 8 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
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The letter, dated October 3, notes that EPA issued its proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule in 2016 in an effort to gather additional information about the potential configurations of this new renewable electricity pathway but to date has failed to finalize the REGS rule or issue an approved renewable fuel pathway for biomass, waste-to-energy and other fuel sources.
The letter calls for Wheeler to immediately address all outstanding RIN registration requests and finalize a regulatory structure for biomass and waste-to-energy fuel pathways under the RFS program.
New Hampshire is currently home to There are currently seven biomass power facilities in New Hampshire that are on the verge of closing due to challenging power markets, the letter notes. (Source: Office of Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), 3 Oct., 2018) Contact: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, www.shaheen.senate.gov
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According to a Resalta press release, the just completed €14.9 million project will deliver energy savings of 8,245 MWh annually and a reduction of 2,956 tpy of CO2 emissions.
The upgrades included HVAC system improvements, interior lighting conversions to energy efficient LEDs, with more energy-efficient equipment, the adoption of renewable energy sources, the replacement of windows and doors, the renovation of facades, roof insulation and others. of roofs.
Resalta will also provide management and maintenance of the equipment and systems installed for the duration of the contract.
(Source: Resalta, Balkan Green Energy News, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: Resalta, Luka Komazec,CEO, +386 59 035 200, email@example.com, www.resalta.com
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The initiative is intended to reduce Indonesia's dependence on imported energy, cut the country balance of trade and absorb the country's rising crude palm oil output amid sluggish global demand.
Indonesia is the leading palm oil producer by far. (Source: Pertamina, Reuters, NTA, 9 Oct., 2018) Contact: Pertamina , Irfan Zainuddin, Pres., http://pge.pertamina.com
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Enel reports it has invested about €130 million in the three wind farms, but has not identified the turbines that will be used at the sites.
(Source: Enel Green Power, Various Media, WP Monthly, 8 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Enel Green Power, +39 06 83051, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.enelgreenpower.com
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The new Green Energy Programs were proposed on the premise that SCE's existing Green Tariff Shared Renewables (GTSR) program was not effectively meeting the needs of all customers based on the requirement that all program costs be absorbed by subscribers and not diluted into the broader SCE customer base.
The current GTSR program allows residential customers to procure green energy to offset 50 pct of their consumption. Under the new green tariff option, customers can opt for a plan that ensures that 100 pct of their power is sourced directly from renewable production, provides more flexibility to the utility and provides offsets for any non-renewable portion of the customer load to be offset with Renewable Energy Credits.
SCE's new green program details are HERE.
(Source: California PUC, SCE, Various Media, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: SCE, Jill Anderson, VP
Green Program Head, https://twitter.com/jillenergy?lang=en, www.sce.com
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The $160 million plant will incorporate 550,000 solar panels and generate 231.8 MW.
(Source: Enel Green Power, Mexico News Daily, El Financiero , 8 Oct., 2018)Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com
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For the project, CPS partnered with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) which will provide nearly 50 acres in San Antonio on which the solar facility and battery storage system will be constructed. SwRI aims to gain valuable insight into the efficiencies of both solar production and battery energy storage which it will share with CPS.
The $16.3 million project, which will be constructed by RES Americas, will consist of a 5 MW solar power facility and a 10 MW battery storage system. (Source: CPS Energy, PR, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: CPS Energy, Paula Gold-Williams, Pres., CEO, www.cpsenergy.com; Southwest Research Institute, Klas Brun, (210) 684-5111, www.swri.org
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The Michigan Green Communities Network is a partnership of the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Association of Counties and Michigan Townships Association.
(Source: City of Grand Rapids, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: City of Grand Rapids, 616.456.3000, email@example.com, www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Home; Michigan Green Communities Network, www.migreencommunities.com
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The Selma mill, which is expected to begin commercial production in the first quarter of 2019, will produce 60,000 MT in the first year of operation, 200,000 MT in the second year, and 240,000 million tpy thereafter. New capital will be used for new CAPEX projects and to provide working capital for the mill to build inventory for sale into the primary markets worldwide (Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean).
In addition, Zilkha Biomass Fuels I LLC, the parent company of the Selma mill, is seeking operators worldwide to utilize the patented Zilkha Black™ Pellet technology (Source: Zilkha Biomass Fuels, PR, Houston Business Journal, 5 Oct., 2018) Contact: Zilkha Biomass Fuels 1, Larry Price, (832) 712-0093, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jack Holmes, CEO, Carole Engelder, Senior Manager, Technology Marketing, (713) 979- 9961, www.zilkhabiomass.com
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New Jersey's climb from 23rd to 18th place for overall energy efficiency was based largely on Gov. Phil Murphy's commitment to pursue a goal of 21 pct renewable energy by 2020, 35 pct by 2025, 50 pct by 2030 and 100 pct renewable energy by the year 2050.
(Source: ACEEE, 8 Oct., 2018)Contact: ACEEE, (202) 507-4000, www.aceee.org
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These projects include a mega ethanol plant to be developed by SunLight Fuels using sugarcane bagasse as a feedstock. The plant is expected to use about 500 tpd of bagasse to produce 1,75,000 litres of drop in fuel.
The five other projects entail investment of more than Rs 200 million each and are proposed to utilize farm waste, press mud (sugarcane byproduct) and other agro waste to produce biofuel, bio CNG and bio fertiliser. Each of these units is expected to produce roughly 5,000 kg of bio CNG a day.
Interestingly, the green energy sector investment proposals worth Rs 728 billion were almost 10 times compared to the conventional energy sector, which managed only 76 billion.
Uttra Pradesh state reportedly has the potential of producing 28,000 MW of green energy, including solar, wind, small hydro power, and bioenergy (bio mass, bagasse cogeneration, waste to energy).
(Source: PTI, Business Standard, Various Others,4 Oct., 2018)
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The 2-year program will accept up to 10 MW of renewable generation and 25 MW of carbon neutral non-renewable generation from program participants.
(Source: SaskPower, PR, 6 Oct., 2018)Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com
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Massachusetts came in first for the eighth year in a row, with R.I. ranked third, and N.Y. moving from seventh in 2017 to sixth this year. R.I. and Mass. were also touted as the top states with utility-sector energy-efficiency programs and policies. (Source: National Grid, PR, 5 Oct., 2018) Contact: National Grid, Louis Rizzo, Energy Programs Operations, www.nationalgridus.com; ACEEE, (202) 507-4000, www.aceee.org
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The November ordinance assembled provisions from existing legislation in other cities while ignoring Denver's different climate, lack of rain, extreme sun, the city's building code and other Denver specific issues. To address these issues, the city created a Green Roof Review Task Force charged with proposing an amended ordinance that would clarify and improve the mechanics of the original initiative while still obtaining its intended environmental benefits.
Under the existing ordinance, owners of existing buildings are disincentivized from replacing roofs in need of repair due to limited compliance pathways and the costs associated with those few options.
To address and corrects these and other related green roof issues, the task force has presented a proposal that exceeds the environmental benefits possible under the existing ordinance and allows for multiple cost-efficient compliance alternatives not available under the present ordinance. The proposal provides an opportunity to creatively combine green space, solar, energy efficiency and certification methods to suit the needs of individual projects.
(Source: City of Denver, Colorado Real Estate Journal, October 2018)
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The announced solar PV based Independent Power Project (IPP) will be due for commercial launch in 2022 alongside Oman's first commercial-scale solar -- Ibri II Solar project.
According to OPWP sever-year plan, the third solar IPP and two wind-based IPPs will commence competitive process and procurement process respectively towards the end of 2019. Commercial operation for both to be expected in 2023.
OPWP's renewable energy development plan includes solar, wind and waste-to-energy projects and the acquisition of more than 2600 MW of renewable energy IPPs by 2025. (Source: Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, ME Construction News, Oct., 2018) Contact: Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, +968 24 508400, www.omanpwp.com
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Construction and commissioning of the Corona project in Lincoln County, New Mexico, is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. (Source: Pattern Energy, PR, Clean Technica, Oct., 2018)Contact: Pattern Energy Group, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, email@example.com, www.patternenergy.com
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If and when completed, the project is expected to generate sufficient electric power for more than 50,000 homes. The project is projected to be completed and operational in 2022. (Source: Apex Clean Energy, Rochester First.com, 2 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Apex Clean Energy, Andrea Miller, VP Asset Management, Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com
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The project will incorporate 18 turbines from the new N149/4.0-4.5 series installed on a turnkey basis and will include a 15-year Premium Service agreement. The first turbine is slated to be installed in mid-2019 and the project completed and grid connected by the year end. Neoen is France's a leading independent renewable energy producer with a current capacity of almost 2 GW in operation or under construction, and a further 1 GW of projects formally awarded and secured. The company is active in France, Australia, El Salvador, Zambia, Jamaica, Portugal, Mexico, Mozambique, Finland and Argentina and has assets in more than 15 countries.
Nordex has installed more than 23 GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 markets and in 2017 generated revenues of €3.1 billion, according to the company. (Source: Nordex SE, PR, DGAP, Oct., 2018) Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nordex-online.com;
Neoen S.A.S., +33 805 160 022, www.neoen.com/en
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The first of the two orders is for 197.5 MW from the Actis-backed Sprng Energy, and the second is from ReNew Power for 35 MW. Both Sprng and ReNew will use Envision's turbines for their upcoming projects in Gujarat. To help fulfill Indian orders,
Envision has invested around $20 million establish manufacturing-assembly facilities at Chakan, in Pune. (Source: Hindu Business Line, 7 Oct., 2018) Contact: Envision Wind Power Technologies, www.envision-energy.com
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About 12 such refineries are proposed in different states to meet India's National Biofuel Policy 2018 target of 20 pct ethanol blending to petrol by the year 2030. Presently, ethanol blending in Petrol is between 3 and 4 pct. (Source: Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Business Standard, 7 Oct., 2018) Contact: Bharat Petroleum Corporation, www.bharatpetroleum.com
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In a presentation, Odoh noted that solar energy is a major business of Schneider Electric and that the company's EcoStruxure solutions are leveraging the Internet of Things in order to ensure efficiency and profitability of solar energy and is working with
qualified regional partners to that end.
(Source: Schneider Electric, Punch, 7 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us
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The EP will now need to work with ministers from all European member states, as well as the European Commission, to see its target passed into legislation. According to Deutsche Welle, the parliament decided on this tough target as the transport sector was the only one in the EU which continues to increase its greenhouse gas emissions, according to the publication Deutsche Welle.
In 2017, the European Commission (EC) proposed cutting new vehicle emissions by 30 pct by 2030.
(Source: EP, Car Advice, Oct., 2018) Contact: European Parliament, Baptiste Chatain. +32 228 40992, email@example.com, eurooparl.europa.eu
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According to University of Michigan Biology professor Bradley Cardinale, researchers are "one of the first teams in the world to go all the way from designing sustainable biofuel feedstocks in outdoor ponds, to refining fuel." Algae-based biofuels are seen as an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional diesel fuels, which produce high levels of greenhouse gases when they burn. (Source: Univ. of Michigan, AP, witf, 7 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
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At current decarbonization levels, the global carbon budget for 2 degree C would run out in 2036.
Each year the global economy failed to decarbonize at the required rate, the 2 degree C goal would become more difficult to achieve. The gap between current decarbonization and that needed to limit global warming to 2 degree C was 6.4 pct a year, the PwC report added.
London, UK-headquartered PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network of firms in 158 countries and 743 locations.
(Source: PwC, The Australian, Graham Lloyd, Environment Editor, 7 Oct., 2018) Contact: PricewaterhouseCoopers, www.pwc.com
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