The ordinance, which was passed in 2015, requires owners of large buildings of 100,000 square-feet or more, to report energy and water use data to the city, which posts the information online so it can be used by tenants, investors and others. City officials had expected an 80 pct compliance rate, but just over 60 pct have reported data to the city.
Kansas City building owners' 60 pct compliance significantly lags behind Chicago's at 92 pct and Minneapolis, which began at began at 87 pct then rose to 93 pct for the 2017 calendar year.
(Source: Kansas City Star, Mar., 2019) Contact: City of Kansas City,
Dennis Murphey, Chief Environmental Officer, 816-453-1492, www.kcmo.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Benchmarking, Energy Efficiency,
To that end,
the government will enhance policy guidance and services to improve technology for the manufacturing of methanol-fueled engines and vehicles.
Policy support will also be offered to improve efficiency in producing methanol fuel, making equipment that absorbs carbon dioxide emissions, and the construction of methanol fueling stations.
Additionally, the use of methanol cars for official trips, rental services and other areas will be encouraged.
(Source: China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Global Times, 19 Mar., 2019)
Contact: China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, www.miit.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol, Ethanol, Alternative Fuels,
Groundbreaking for the 236 room, US Green Building Council LEED Gold for new construction certification standard complex is slated for April, 2019.
(Source: Four Seasons, Hospitality Design, 19 Mar., 2019) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,
Nopalimex uses around 8 tpd of methane to fuel its biodigestor, cactus chip production, and other operations.
The company is also testing the leftover mixture in local government vehicles.
According to the company, its biogas will cost just 12 pesos ( $0.65) per liter, around a third cheaper than the cost of regular gasoline.(Source: Nopalimex, Action News Now, 19 Mar., 2019) Contact: Nopalimex, 551-951-0121, www.nopalimexgasyenergia.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nopalimex, Cactus Biofuel, Biofuel,
Helio will be part of Sifton's fully connected, energy-efficient neighbourhood comprised of urban condos, rental townhomes, apartments and retirement suites overlooking retail spaces and a vibrant central park. Helio's energy efficient features include:
The research project's ultimate goal is to drive the re-allocation of capital away from carbon-intensive activities to lower-carbon assets in order to significantly reduce emissions and adverse impacts on the environment and of climate change.
The shared vision of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative is to limit global warming emissions to keep global average temperature increase below 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C) above pre-industrial levels, to protect the planet from climate change and promote human prosperity and health. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has calculated that to have an 80 pct chance of attaining this 3.6 degrees F limit, an additional $36 trillion in clean energy investment would be needed between 2014 and 2050 -- about $1 trillion per year more than is currently invested.
(Source: MIT Sloan School of Management, PR, Mar., 2019)
Contact: MIT Sloan School of Management, Jason Jay, Director of the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, www.mitsloan.mit.edu; MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, mitsloan.mit.edu/sustainability; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Marilyn Waite, Program Officer, www.hewlett.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative ,
Carbon Brief estimates emissions were down 1.5 pct on 2017 levels due largely to a continued decline in coal-fired electric power generation -- only 6 pct in 2018, according to the UK Business and Energy Department (Beis). (Source: Carbon Brief, Gibraltar Chronicle, Press Association, Others, Mar., 2019) Contact: UK Business and Energy Department, www.gov.uk/.../department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy; Carbon Brief, www.carbonbrief.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions news, Climate Change news, Carbon Brief news,
In April 2018, the Los Angeles City Council advanced a proposal to develop a Climate Emergency Mobilization Department to oversee efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions citywide, and also cleared up $500,000 in funding in seed money for the project. Now the Council is "fleshing out" the Climate Emergency Mobilization Department's responsibilities to include the development of metrics to measure and track the city's greenhouse gas emissions, and develop an annual climate budget of greenhouse gasses and criteria pollutants to determine the city's allowable annual emissions, similar to how the city's financial budget determines its monetary expenditures.
Los Angeles aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.
(Source: Los Angeles City Council, City News Service, 19 Mar., 2019)Contact: Los Angeles City Council, 213-473-3231, www.lacity.org/your-government/elected-officials/city-council
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Green New Deal,
LanzaTech proposes to demonstrate the MBR by producing ethanol from the off-gas of forestry-residue pyrolysis in Alberta, with extended benefits for converting other resources such as industrial waste gases and agricultural residues using LanzaTech's gas fermentation platform.
This project takes a major step towards creating value from new waste resources, such as gasified agricultural residues, and serving hard-to-decarbonize sectors, such as aviation (jet fuel from ethanol) and consumer goods (materials from fermentation-derived chemicals), according to Emissions Reductions Alberta.(Source: Emissions Reductions Alberta, News Website, 12 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Emissions Reduction Alberta, (780)498-2068, email@example.com, www.eralberta.ca; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lanzatech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LanzaTech, Carbon Sequestration, Ethanol,
EPA is also proposing regulatory changes to modify elements of the renewable identification number compliance system under the Renewable Fuel Standard program to enhance transparency in the market and deter price manipulation. Proposed reforms to RIN markets include: prohibiting certain parties from being able to purchase separated RINs; requiring public disclosure when RIN holdings exceed specified thresholds; limiting the length of time a non-obligated party can hold RINs; and increasing the compliance frequency of the program from once annually to quarterly.
Download details on proposed rulemaking HERE. (Source: US EPA, Irrigation & Green Energy, Mar., 2019) Contact: US EPA, www.epa.gov
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Currently only the Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island is operational in the U.S. but other projects, including Seepwater Wind's, 120-MW Skipjack Wind Farm off the coast of Fenwick Island, Delaware, is expected to come online in 2022.
The University of Delaware Offshore Wind Skills Academy will be held roughly every six month and will cover a variety of relevant topics. (Source: University of Delaware, Mar., 2019)
Contact: University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration, Willett Kempton, John Madsen, (302) 831-2792, www.udel.edu/faculty-staff/experts/willett-kempton, www.udel.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Deepwater Wind, University of Delaware , Offshore Wind,
Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Tech Co Ltd., Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor ASA and the venture capital arm of Legal & General Group Plc.
The company has raised mare than £76 million over the last five years, including €15 million ($17 million) in financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB). (Source: Oxford PV, Renewables, 15 Mar., 2019) Contact: Oxford PV, +44 1865 951 500, email@example.com, www.oxfordpv.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Oxford PV, Solar, EIB, perovskite solar cell,
According to the ETH Zurich report, oceans absorb CO2 in two stages. First CO2 in the atmosphere dissolves in surface water and is carried by currents into the depths of the sea, where it accumulates. For the report, researchers from seven countries measured concentrations of CO2 gathered from the world's oceans and developed statistical model to calculate the proportion generated by human activities.
ETH Zurich environmental physics professor Nicolas Gruber, who led the research, was already involved at the turn of the millennium in a similar study on the absorption of man-made CO2 from the beginning of industrialization around 1800 up to 1994. Comparisons of the two surveys found that the proportional volume of CO2 stored by the oceans has remained stable in the 200 years since the industrial revolution but increased in absolute terms as atmospheric CO2 levels have risen, leading to fears that the oceans might one day become saturated and unable to serve as a carbon "sink".
(Source: ETH Zurich, swissinfo.ch, Mar., 2019) Contact: ETH Zurich, Prof. Nicolas Gruber, Dept. of Environmental Systems Science, +41 44 632 03 52, www.up.ethz.ch
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ERBD also announced a 2-MW floating solar project being developed by Norwegian company Statkraft's Albanian subsidiary and floating solar technology developer Ocean Sun. The €2.3 million project will incorporate four units of 0.5 MW each.
(Source: EBRD, The Balkanista, Mar., 2019)
Contact: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com; Ocean Sun, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://oceansun.no
More Low-Carbon Energy News EBRD, Statkraft, Solar, Floating Solar,
The study offers a thorough understanding of market share, annual revenue, business methods, and contribution to Cellulosic Ethanol industry growth. Complete company profile of each player analysed in this report is covered for predicting the futuristic Cellulosic Ethanol scope and industry demand.
Access report details and browse table of contents HERE. (Source: Global Market Biz, PR, 17 Mar., 2019) Contact: Global Amerket Biz, email@example.com; www.globalmarketers.biz
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosic Ethanol,
ENI also want to reduce flaring and reduce methane leaks. Flaring is a practice where gases produced during the refining of oil are burned, should be banned by 2025. Methane gas emissions must then be reduced by 80 percent.
Oil and gas companies are increasingly feeling the need to take measures to reduce their carbon footprint. At the same time, the companies continue to produce more fossil fuels. They say they do this to meet the growing demand in developing countries. (Source: ENI, Financial Times, Zurich Weekly News Review, 17 Mar., 2019) Contact: Eni New Energy SpA, +39 06 598 21,
+39 06 598 22141 - fax, www.eni.com
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The funding is earmarked for additional, new self-cleaning anaerobic digester technology that separates organic material and contaminants at ZooShare's existing biogas plant in Toronto.
Zooshare's mission statement is to grow the biogas industry across North America by teaching others about the value of waste and the importance of conservation in the process.
(Source: Toronto Zoo, 11 Mar., 2019) Contact: Toronto Zoo, (416) 392-5900, www.torontozoo.com/conservation/BioGas.asp. ZooShare, www.zooshare.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News ZooShare Biogas,
Scottish Power;s initiative is part of a wider UK Offshore Wind Sector Deal that will see as much as £250 million investment in "building a stronger UK supply chain." The deal will drive the transformation of offshore wind generation, making it an integral part of a low-cost, low-carbon, flexible grid system and boost the productivity and competitiveness of the UK supply chain.
Presently, ScottishPower is constructing a £2.5 billion offshore windfarm in the east of England, seeking approval for a second to begin construction in 2024 and a third in 2025.
(Source: Scottish Power, Supply Chain, 17 Mar., 2019) Contact: Scottish Power, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk
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The DoE is the official partner of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. As part of the initiative, participating Emirati athletes will serve as "Energy Ambassadors" to the community. Forty-five families of Emirati athletes will compete to make their respective homes more energy- and water-efficient, adhering to sustainable behaviour and energy conservation practices throughout the duration of the Games. The daily consumption of each participating household will be measured and updated daily throughout the campaign. The top three winners will be revealed and awarded at the conclusion of the Games.
DoE is launching three sustainability initiatives as In addition to the "Saving Energy and Water at Home" effort, the DoI is also launching the "Clean Energy on The Move" to encourage the public to use electric cars, and "Sustainable Energy at the Venues", which seeks to promote efficient energy technologies and use at the various games venues.
(Source: Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, WAM, 17 Mar., 2019) Contact: Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Ramez Hamdan, Director of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency, www.doe.gov.ae/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
"Many people working on this subject believe the world needs a carbon tax on dirty fuels -- coal and oil -- to solve the problem. However, the problem with a carbon tax is that it has so far been impossible to impose without governments falling. The Australian government tried to bring one in and they were kicked out -- the new government cancelled it. In November 2018, the state of Washington voted against a carbon tax for the second time in two years.
"Carbon taxes are of course well-intentioned. But others are skeptical that they will raise enough resources to tackle the problem, or if the money will actually even be spent on the issue. So aside from being unpopular with the companies, carbon taxes are also often unpopular with the public and unpopular with governments. There are really no winners -- except ultimately the globe and the environment.
"So I would like to propose the following: a Clean Energy Dividend. Every company in the world should accept a Clean Energy Dividend to be imposed on the fossil fuel they use and the carbon emissions they cause. The dividend could be the equivalent percentage that a carbon tax would have been, and based on cutting pollution at the rate the climate science shows is necessary. However, unlike a carbon tax, that money wouldn't disappear into government coffers, but would be used specifically to be invested in generating clean energy through wind farms and solar panels, as well as the development of more low carbon fuels and other breakthrough technologies. The companies, through those investments, can get that money back, plus dividends (it would be wise to have some independent governance to make absolutely certain that all companies comply with this remit.)
"The good news about this approach is that:
"This is a win-win all-round. It's a win for companies, a win for the people who work in them, a win for the public, a win for creating new jobs, win for governments, and most importantly of all a win for our beautiful globe.
Today I am just throwing this open to debate and would love feedback. We will work hard with The B Team, The Elders, The Rocky Mountain Institute and others to get something along these lines implemented as soon as possible." (Source: The Virgin Foundation, Mar., 2019) Contact: The Virgin Foundation, Sir Richard Branson, www.virgin.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Tax, Richard Branson,
The Green Maritime Methanol project is supported by TKI Maritime and the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and will be completed within two years.
Shipowners Boskalis, the Royal Netherlands Navy, Van Oord and Wagenborg Shipping will take part in the consortium, together with a number of Dutch shipbuilders, including superyacht builders Damen Shipyards and Feadship, as well as engine manufacturers Wartsila and Pon Power.
Some of the Netherlands' leading research institutes including TNO, TU Delft, NLDA and Marin will invest and provide knowledge-building and research capacity for the project by studying operational profiles, ship configurations, engine configurations, performances, various emissions as well as many other relevant topics. (Source: Superyacht News, Mar., 2019)
Contact: Maritime Knowledge Centre, www.maritimeinfo.org
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The BioCycle process prepares black soldier fly larval feedstock from faecal waste and additional nutrient-rich waste, seed this feedstock with young larvae, thereby reconstituting nutrients from that feedstock through larvae growing on the prepared substrate.
The BioCycle undertakes its research at its own ITG-sponsored research facilities in Durban, and is in the process of developing further research and development capacity at the ITG labs in Philippi, Cape Town. (Source: Engineering News SA, Creamers Engineering News, 18 Mar., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Waste-to-Biodiesel, Biodiese;,
The unprecedented energy savings of 50-70% from LEDs compared to traditional lighting presents a compelling reason to urgently raise the priority of LED adoption. The drive towards connected LED street lighting also serves as a stimulus for wider renovation of aging city infrastructure, and for further innovations in smart city development and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. It also presents the opportunity to build upon a connected and secure city lighting network with an expanding array of city-to-citizen data-based products and services.
Recently we have seen huge LED retrofit programs around the world, with Chicago replacing 270,000 old fashioned street lights, which will save taxpayers $100m over 10 years and avoid over 11,000 metric tons of CO2 annually. New York State is currently rolling out an ambitious LED program, replacing half a million street lights, saving 482 gWh per year. However, many cities are not in this position, and this is when supporting energy efficiency policy and legislation, from state, regional or federal level can address some of these barriers and catalyze action.
As well as federal level policy, states can also introduce their own policy which can benefit their cities, businesses and citizens alike. (Source: The Climate Group, Blog, 18 Mar., 2019) Contact: The Climate Group, (646) 233-0550 NYC Office, +44 (0)20 7960 2970,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Group, LED Light, Street Light, Philips Lighting,
Origis Services currently manages a 500 MW solar portfolio with integrated operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management services. Expansion underway includes an advanced Remote Operations Control Center located in Austin, TX.
Origis Services provides 24/7 continuous monitoring services utilizing cloud-based solar enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, a seasoned team for responsive incident resolution and extensive reporting capabilities focused on owner’s requirements. (Source: Origis Energy, PR, SCNow, 18 Mar., 2019) Contact: Origis Energy, www.OrigisEnergy.com, Origis Services, Michael Eyman, Managing Director, Valerie Cops, (786) 693-2624, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.OrigisServices.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Origis Energy, Solar, Solar energy Storage, Energy Storage,
In London and the other most energy efficient areas , annual energy bills averaged about £1,650 as opposed to the £3,228 average energy cost for homes nationwide.
The report noted that the UK's housing stock is among the "oldest and coldest in Europe" and suggested the cost of heat leaking from properties is leading to a rise in fuel poverty. (Source: Everest, Various Media, Energy Live, Mar., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Performance Certificates,
The loan is intended for "on-lending" by Mikrofin for building and building energy efficiency improvements, equipment upgrades for micro agri-businesses, the development of energy efficiency lending products, and related initiatives and projects, according to the GGF release.
The GGF invests in measures which lead to reduced energy use and CO2 emissions and improvement of resource efficiency in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Ukraine, Moldova, the Middle East and North Africa. It provides financing to local partners that on-lend to enterprises and private households, and it invests directly in renewable energy projects.
Mikrofin, a microfinance market leader in Bosnia, financially supports more than 57,000 clients, mostly low-income micro and small entrepreneurs. (Source: GGF, PR, SeeNews, 15 Mar., 2019) Contact: Green for Growth Fund, +49 (0) 69 271 035,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green for Growth Fund, Energy Efficiency ,
Green roofs absorb heavy rains, give buildings an extra layer of insulation, increase building energy efficiency, lower carbon footprints, combat urban heat island effect and improve air quality . About 730 buildings covering roughly 40 acres in the Big Apple presently have green roofs.
Download Green Roofs in NYC data HERE.
(Source: Nature Conservancy, Mar., 2019) Contact: Nature Conservancy, www.nature.org;
Green Roof Researchers Alliance, www.greenroofalliance.com, www.greenfoofs.com
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The facility will sell its output to Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) under a power-purchase agreement starting in 2020.
(Source: EDF Renewables, Renewables, 13 Mar., 2019) Contact: EDF Renewables North America, Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO, Sandi Briner , (858) 521-3525, www.edf-re.com, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com; Southern Minnesota Municipal Power, www.smmpa.com
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The loan will be used for new infrastructure and modifications to the Albioma Caraibes power plant, which is expected to be converted so 100 pct biomass in 2020. (Source: Albioma SA, Renewables, 13 Mar., 2019) Contact: Albioma SA, +33 (0)1 47 76 67 00, www.albioma.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal-to-Biomass, Biomass, Albioma SA ,
In a statement, the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) said the bill "will create a greener energy economy and support our state's reforms to become a national leader in cleaner energy."
(Source: Los Alamos Daily Post, 13 Mar., 2019) Contact: Public Service Company of New Mexico, (505) 241-2700; Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, www.governor.state.nm.us/contact-the-governor
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The plant's power production is sold to the New Brunswick power grid.
(Source: Southeast Eco360, CBC, 13 Mar., 2019) Contact: Southeast Eco360, Gena Alderson, Waste Conversion Coordinator, (506) 877-1050, www.eco360.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Landfill Gas,
The EC concluded that 45 percent of the expansion of palm oil production since 2008 led to destruction of forests, wetlands or peatlands and resultant greenhouse gas releases.
The EC has added a number of exemptions which mean some palm oil could still be promoted as a green fuel, under certain conditions including allowing additional palm oil production coming from yield increases or produced on unused land to still qualify as green.
Although once seen as the main tool by which the EU could decarbonize road transport, and given generous subsidies under the 28-member trading bloc's Renewable Energy Directive over a decade ago,
many environmentalists are reportedly pushing the EU to ban crop-based biofuels and move instead to incentivizing second-generation, cellulosic biofuels.
(Source: EU, European Biodiesel Board, Successful Farning, Forbes, 14 Mar., 2019) Contact: European Biodiesel Board, www.ebb-eu.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Commission, Palm Oil, Biodiesel, European Biodiesel Board,
Acording to GE, the new platform advances the technology of its 2MW and 3MW fleets while also using architecture and innovations from the 4.8-158 wind turbine, that was launched in 2017.
The Cypress platform will be offered in different ratings and varying hub heights. The Cypress platform features a two-piece blade design which allows the blades to be manufactured at even longer lengths while improving logistics to provide more siting options.
(Source: GE Renewable Energy, Compelo, 14 Mar., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy,www.ge.com/renewableenergy
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Qualified systems must produce electrical energy from a renewable resource such as biomass, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, wind, landfill gas, biogas, or wave, tidal, or ocean thermal energy. Grants are capped at $250,000 per system and may not exceed 35 pct of the project cost.
Details are available on ODOE's website.
(Source: Oregon Department of Energy, Think Geoenergy, 14 Mar., 2019) Contact: Oregon Department of Energy, (503) 378-4040, email@example.com, www.oregon.gov/ENERGY
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According to DOE, the projects will develop technology solutions to environmental siting and operational challenges to reduce project permitting time and costs, increase the certainty of project development outcomes and provide more deployment options at reduced costs. Three projects by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), American Wind Wildlife Institute of Washington and Stantec Consulting Services of Topsham will receive $2.3 million to further the advancement of smart curtailment strategies to minimize energy loss from curtailment and wind farm environmental impacts to bats. $1.4 million will be awarded to National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of Golden, General Electric Renewable Energy of Greenville and the Iowa State University of Ame for projects dedicated to advancing the commercial readiness of bat deterrent technologies to minimize the need for curtailment.
The remaining $2.5 million will be allocated to SMRU Consulting of Friday Harbor, Oregon State University of Corvallis and Western EcoSystems Technology of Cheyenne to develop and validate pre- and post-construction monitoring and mitigation solutions for the offshore wind environment to ease regulatory barriers to deployment.
(Source: US DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office, offshoreWIND .biz, 14 Mar., 2019)
Contact: US DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office, Phone: (202) 586-5348, www.energy.gov/eere/wind/wind-energy-technologies-office
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According to the report, there are now nearly 3.4 million clean energy jobs in the U.S. outnumbering those in fossil fuels about three to one, and employers expect 6 percent job growth for 2019.
To continue clean energy employment growth, the report has several recommendations, including federal policies that support grid modernization and expanded EV charging infrastructure. It also calls for the end of rollbacks to fuel economy standards for vehicles and extending and upgrading expired energy efficiency tax credits for commercial and residential buildings.
Download the Clean jobs America report
HERE. (Source: E2, Public News Service, 14 Mar., 2019) Contact: E2, Robert Keefe, Exec. Dir.,www.e2.org, www.cleanjobscount.org
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Pacific Ethanol, which operates 10 biorefineries in six states, did not specify which plants might be sold.
(Source: Pacific Ethanol, Others, Seeking Alpha, 13 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Piper Jaffray, www.piperjaffray.com; Pacific Ethanol, Paul Kohler, Pres., CEO, (916) 403-2790, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pacificethanol.com
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The plan comes as regulatory agencies are considering how to toughen emissions regulations for nitrogen oxide, which produces smog and acid rain, and affects the human respiratory system.
In 2014, the first full year Redeem was available, Clean Energy delivered 20 million gallons of Redeem to its stations. In 2018 , it delivered 110 million gallons of Redeem, which represents 53 pct of the renewable natural gas delivered in the market, according to the Newport Beach, Calif-based company.
(Source: Clean Energy Fuels, Transport Topics, 14 Mar., 2019) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Andrew Littlefair, President and CEO, Ashley White, Corporate Sustainability, www.cleanenergyfuels.com
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According to BHSL, there are currently 500 anaerobic digester facilities in France and 8,000 in Germany, two of BHSL-Hydro's target markets.
The company plans to construct 300 new anaerobic digestor plants in Ireland.
(Source: BHSL, RTE, 15 Mar., 2019) Contact: BHSL, Denis Brosnan, +353 (0) 69 85926,
+353 (0) 69 85927 - fax., email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas, Biowaste-to-Energy, anaerobic digestor,
The initiative, Better Homes for Hastings, will bring together area private landlords, housing associations, tenants and businesses, including TrustMark Registered Businesses, to promote rental property energy efficiency and related standards.
TrustMark is the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme covering work a consumer chooses to have carried out in or around their home. (Source: TrustMark, Volitmum, Mar., 2019) Contact: TrustMark, Simon Ayers, CEO, www.trustmark.org.uk
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CO2 Solutions expects to increase the overall capture rate to validate the unit's nominal capacity of 30 tpd of CO2.
The Saint-Felicien unit, which is a 3x scale-up from the company's currently operating 10-tdp unit in Montreal-East,
involves the deployment of a 30-tpy CO2 capture unit and ancillary equipment and the commercial reuse of the captured CO2 by the adjacent Toundra Greenhouse complex.
The Saint-Felicien CO2 capture unit was partly financed with investments from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Technoclimat programme of the Quebec government as well as a loan from Canada Economic Development (CED).
(Source: CO2 Solutions, Gas World, 15 Mar., 2019) Contact: CO2 Solutions, Richard Surprenant, CEO, Jeremie Lavoie, (418) 842-3456, ext. 223, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.co2solutions.com
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The NYSERDA implementation plan includes a retail storage incentive targeting projects of up to 5 MW that are either interconnected behind a customer's electric meter or directly into the distribution system. The plan also includes a bulk storage incentive that backs projects exceeding 5 MW and are interconnected directly into the transmission, sub-transmission or distribution systems.
The primary purpose of such projects is to provide wholesale market energy, ancillary services and/or capacity services. The state will allocate $150 million for this incentive.
NYSERDA is seeking regulatory approval to set aside $70 million for opportunities that have the greatest potential to build a self-sustaining storage market.
At the same time, NYSERDA's board of directors has approved an additional $53 million in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) funds for retail and bulk storage deployment incentives on Long Island.beginning in Q2, 2019. (Source: NYSERDA, Renewables, 13 Mar., 2019) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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According to the agency, FEED studies for commercial carbon capture systems is necessary to fully understand and reduce the costs of these systems and is the next step toward wide-scale deployment of the technology.
The DOE notes CCUS systems are proven to significantly reduce carbon emissions from power plants that use coal and gas. For example, the Petra Nova Project, which is supported by DOE and located near Houston, Texas, has captured more than 1 million tpy of CO2 since coming online in 2017.
Access project details HERE. (Source: US DOE, Mar., 2019) Contact: US DOE, (202) 586-5000, www.energy.gov
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The funding is aimed at helping African countries manage the risks of a changing climate while unlocking new investment opportunities. The IFC and MIGA, the Group's private sector arms, will also grow their climate activities in Africa.
More than half of the $22.5bn financing will be devoted to supporting adaptation and resilience in Africa. This year, for example, the World Bank will provide the government of Ethiopia with a results-based support program for adaptation and resilience, the largest done by the World Bank ever in Africa. The new operation, which is currently under preparation, will provide $500 million for results in improved watershed management and land administration systems.
In addition, the World Bank, will carry out intensive Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) engagements with Rwanda and Kenya, under the framework of the NDC Partnership, and with generous support from Germany's BMZ. The engagements will help accelerate the implementation of, and raise the level of ambition for, their NDCs by supporting systematic mainstreaming and institutionalization of climate adaptation and mitigation across and within key development sectors and governance levels.
(Source: World Bank Group, africanews.com, 14 Mar., 2019)
Contact: World Bank Group, www.worldbank.org
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As previously reported in September 2018, the EPA proposed plans that would weaken a 2016 Obama administration rule by permitting companies to reduce attempts to inspect and repair pipelines and wells that leak methane. The recent proposal is anticipated to allow drillers to conduct inspections annually and allow 60 days to complete necessary repairs.
Oil and gas well methane leaks account for 10 pct of the U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The gas has over 80 times the heat-trapping potential of CO2 in the first 20 years of its escape into the atmosphere, according to the EPA.
(Source: Royal Dutch Shell, All Chem Research, 14 Mar., 2019) Contact: Royal Dutch Shell, www.corporate-office-headquarters.com/shell-oil-company
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