The project, which is being developed by Dallas-based TriGlobal Energy, will incorporate 47 Vestas V126-3.45 MW turbines, will sell its output to the ERCOT power market. Vestas will service the facility over a period of 30 years. The wind park qualifies for 100 pct of Production Tax Credits and is expected to come online in December, 2019, according to the CIP release.
(Source: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Renewables Now, 3wMar., 2019) Contact: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cip.dk; Tri Global Energy, John B. Billingsley, CEO, 972.290.0825, email@example.com, www.triglobalenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News TriGlobal, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Wind,
The Poovani wind project is part of Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) Wind Power Tranche II.
The project is expected to generate sufficient energy for roughly 155,000 homes per year when fully online. (Source: Siemens Financial Services , Power Tech., 12 Mar., 2019) Contact: Siemens Financial Services, https://new.siemens.com/global/en/products/financing.htm;
Greenko Group, Anil Chalamalasetty, CEO,
+91 40 40301000, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.greenkogroup.com; Solar Energy Corporation of India, www.seci.co.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Financial Services , Greenko Group,
The Red Rock Biofuels facility will convert more than 136,000 tpy of biomass into 15.1 million gpy of renewable fuels. (Source: John Wood, Alliance News, 12 Mar., 2019)
Contact: IR1 Group LLC, (970) 223-6766,
https://ir1group.com; John Wood Group, www.woodgroup.cpm
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel, John Wood Group, Red Rock Biofuel, Biofuel,
The 640MW Yunlin Offshore wind farm is located about 6km off the southwest coast of Taiwan and will be powered by 80 of Siemens Gamesa's 8.0-167 direct drive turbines. Turbine installation will be split into two phases which will be carried out next year and 2021.
(Source: Fred Olsen Mar., 2019) Contact: Fred.Olsen Renewables, Martin Degen, Commercial Manager, David Brunt, CEO, +44 20 7963 8904, http://fredolsenrenewables.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News FredOlsen , Wind, Offshore Wind,
the European Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini reviewed EU-China relations and the related opportunities and challenges and set out 10 concrete actions on 12 March for the EU’s leaders to discuss and endorse at the European Council of 21 March, including Action 2 which especially calls on EU calls on China to peak its emissions before 2030 and meets its 2015 Paris Agreement goals.
The next EU-China Summit is scheduled for early April. “China is a Strategic Partner of the European Union. We pursue strong bilateral and multilateral cooperation on files where we share interests, from trade to connectivity, from the JCPOA to climate change,” Mogherini said. . (Source: New Europe, 13 Mar., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2 Emissions news, China Emissions news, Climate Change news,
"The Trump administration's budget proposal ignores the climate crisis. Climate science is clear: To help avert climate catastrophe, the United States needs to transition to a clean energy economy as fast as possible. The climate crisis must be addressed through virtually all areas of American life and, as a result, virtually all areas of the President's budget should reflect this.
"The president's budget fails to respond to the administration's own warnings contained in the National Climate Assessment or propose any means to tackle the crisis. For example, moving to the clean energy economy means deploying technology we have now but also investing in new research to accelerate the development of breakthrough technologies and create new jobs. The Trump administration's budget eliminates ARPA-E and all-but shutters the Department of Energy office dedicated to incubating groundbreaking research into clean transportation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency -- thereby eliminating the hope for our workforce and our planet they bring.
"The scope of the climate challenge requires an all-hands-on-deck government investment in so many areas but certainly in advanced energy technologies. America needs a budget that reflects the urgency of the climate crisis. The president's budget lacks the insight and investment needed to get America moving and underscores that the cost of doing nothing is too high." (Source: US Rep. Kathy Castor, (D- 14th District, Fla), Tampa Bay Reporter, 12 Mar., 2019) Contact: Rep Kathy Castor, (202) 225-3376 castor.house.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
The fuel being tested has been developed by sustainable marine biofuels producer GoodFuels. The second-generation biofuel oil is completely derived from forest residues and waste oil products and, in addition to virtually eliminating SOx emissions, is expected to deliver 80-90 pct well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents without engine modifications.
The program aims to demonstrate the scalability, sustainability and technical compliance of sustainable marine biofuel oil, and thereby spur the wider continued development of realistic options to curb GHG and SOx emissions from shipping.
(Source: Bunkerspot, Mar., 2019) Contact: Port of Rotterdam, Allard Castelein, CEO, www.portofrotterdam.com/en;
GoodShipping Program, email@example.com; https://goodshipping.org; GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 (0) 85 8000 238, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goodfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Goodfuels, Marine Goodshipping Program, Biofuel, Maritime Biofuel, GoodFuels,
Sunamp's UniQ batteries store heat from renewable sources, cut fuel costs and carbon emissions, and are four times smaller for the same capacity and four times more energy efficient than the hot water tanks they replace. (Source: Sunamp. The Scotsman, 12 Mar., 2019) Contact: Sunamp, +44 1875 610001, www.sunamp.com; Jiangsu Gomon Renewable Energy Development Co., https://hzguangmang.tumblr.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Thermal Energy Storage, Sunamp, Battery, Energy Storage,
According to ReEngergy, the site could be redeveloped for solar energy. (Source: ReEnergy, Fox News WNYF, 8 Mar., 2019): Contact: ReEnergy Holdings, Sarah Boggess, Communications and Governmental Affairs, (518) 810-0200, email@example.com, www.reenergyholdings.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lyonsdale, Woody Biomass, ReEnergy ,
The 6-kW turbine will have a 3.7-metre (12-ft) shroud diameter and will be installed directly on telecommunications towers. The unit, which is constructed from fiberglass and galvanized steel and is designed to potentially integrate with solar and battery storage facilities, can generate twice as much energy as similar-sized conventional, open-bladed wind turbines, according to the company.
The company notes it is in discussions with hybrid energy providers in Australia, Canada, Africa, India, and Southeast Asia.
(Source: Halo Energy, Mar., 2019) Contact: Halo Energy LLC, Vincent Loccisano, CEO, www.halo.energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Halo Energy, Wind, Wind Turbine,
On average, renters saved about $145 per year and 200,000 buildings saved about $33 million on utility costs.
The properties in the survey also reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 287,000 metric tons of CO2 and saved some 6 billion gpy of water.
(Source: Fannie Mae Website, National Real Estate Investor, Other Media, Mar., 2019) Contact: Fannie Mae, Chrissa Pagitsas, VP, www.fanniemae.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fannie Mae, Green Building, Energy Efficiency,
Duke Energy's Rattler Solar Power Plant could add 74.9 MW of power to the grid at BAERS and help further the development and research of solar technologies, plant operations and workforce expansion.
The 600-800 acre facility would incorporate 270,000 tracking solar panels and generate sufficient electric power for approximately 23,000 average-sized homes at peak production. (Source: Florida A&M University, PR Mar., 2019) Contact: Florida A&M University, (850) 599-3000, www.famu.edu; Duke Energy Florida, Catherine Stempien,Pres., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Energy_Florida
More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy, Solar, Duke Energy Florida,
Universal mCloud's AssetCare solution offers an innovative zero-upfront subscription model that creates operational savings for the customer by analyzing numerous data sources such as space temperatures, outdoor weather, expected occupancy, and HVAC unit efficiency to pinpoint where a building's energy is being wasted. The data is integrated into a real-time intelligence model that enables AssetCare to make decisions on how to best respond moment-to-moment to changing comfort conditions in a building while simultaneously curbing unnecessary energy use.
These new AI-powered features are expected to go live to all current and new AssetCare for Smart Buildings customers later this year.
(Source: Universal-mCloud Corp., PR, 12 Mar., 2019) Contact: Universal mCloud Corp, Russ McMeekin, CEO, (415) 635-3500, www.mcloudcorp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Management, Universal mCloud , Building Energy Efficiency,
"This proposal would take an axe to innovation in our energy sector, cutting critical research funds and energy efficiency investments that have a proven track record of reducing energy costs for consumers and businesses" said Jason Hartke. "We look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to fight for these programs in the coming months."
Hartke added that there is no room for complacency, because this is an existential threat to the backbone of energy efficiency and all of its many economic and environmental benefits. Even if the endgame for the administration is more modest cuts negotiated with Congress, that is still a major threat. These programs are among the smartest investments the federal government makes, and they should be made stronger, not weaker." (Source: Alliance to Save Energy, PR, 12 Mar., 2019) Contact: Alliance to Save Energy, Jason Hartke, Pres., (202) 857-0666, www.ase.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alliance to Save Energy, Energy Eficiency,
According to KAPSARC, a continuation of current policies is expected to increase power sector emissions in 2030 by 70 pct over 2015 levels. Rationalising costs of fuel inputs is critical to driving large CO2 emissions reductions and providing a net economic benefit to the Saudi Arabian economy. In its calculations, KAPSARC evaluates alternative scenarios in terms of their practical implications on Saudi Arabia's CO2 emissions, electric power production, fuel consumption, investments and cost-effectiveness, as well as on the kingdom's oil exports and revenues. The suggested policy approaches include:
Under the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, solar energy would account for 25 pct of the emirate's energy supply requirements, nuclear 7 pct, clean coal 7 pct and natural gas 61 pct by 2030, with an extended goal to increase solar to 75 pct by 2050.
(Source: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, Middle East Technical Review, 12 Mar., 2019)
Contact: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, Adam Sieminski, Pres., +966 11 225 1064, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kapsarc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
The plant, which is slated to launch in mid-2020, will produce the equivalent of 13 MW of clean energy per year. The net CO2 emissions reduction will be approximately 220,000 metric tpy -- equivalent to removing 47,500 cars off the road. The project is co-funded by the California Energy Commission, U.S. DOE, CalRecycle, the state of California and significant private investment.
Anaergia's proprietary technology separates organics from mixed solid waste of any contamination level to recover energy and make fertilizer. The process involves anaerobic digestion (AD). (Source: Anaergia, Waste 360, Mar., 2019) Contact: Anaergia
Andrew Benedek, CEO, (905) 766-3333 email@example.com, www.anaergia.com,
City of Rialto, Tom Crowley, Utilities Mgr., (909) 820-2608, www.yourrialto.com
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As the first and only biodiesel provider in Hong Kong,
Shell's initiative will improves Hong Kong's energy security and lower the city's "well-to-wheel" CO2 by providing a more sustainable alternative to conventional diesel, according to a Shell release.
(Source: Shell Hong Kong Ltd., PR, 12 Mar., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, Shell,
According to the agency's estimates the climate agreement will result in a CO2 emissions reduction of between 31 and 52 megatons. The government's target of 48.7 megatons less CO2 falls into that estimate, but the PBL considers it likely that this goal will not be achieved due to "uncertainties about further shaping the agreements". How citizens and businesses respond to the proposed measures will also play a role, according to the PBL.
(Souce: OECD, NL Times, 13 Mar., 2019) Contact: OECD, www.oecd.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
Eligible projects may focus on reducing carbon footprints, saving energy, improving soil health, increasing irrigation capacity and emphasizing water management to mitigate the effects of drought, as well as heavy rainfall and flooding, on crops and livestock, according to a news release from Cuomo's office.
The funding is available through the New York Climate Resilient Farming grant program, via the state's Environmental Protection Fund.
Cuomo's office is calling for an additional $5 million for Climate Resilient Farming program projects.
(Source: Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Times Herald, 12 Mar., 2019)Contact: Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov, https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Mitigation, Andrew Cuomo, Climate Change,
The new research, provides a detailed and comprehensive assessment of the direct connection between U.S. biofuels policy and specific economic and field-level environmental changes following passage of the Renewable Fuel Standard 10 years ago.
Download a report overview HERE.
Download the full research report HERE. (Source: National Wildlife Federation, 8 Mar., 2019) Contact: National Wildlife Federation, www.nwf.org
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A pending legal settlement in federal court could trigger the closure of the state's two largest coal-fired plants, principally owned and operated by Entergy Arkansas. The utility has opened solar arrays and announced plans for more in recent years, and would be required under the proposed settlement to invest in hundreds more megawatts of renewable energy in coming years. That settlement is being challenged before the Arkansas Public Service Commission.
The EIA ranked Arkansas 17th in the country in the production per capita of carbon dioxide -- about 20 metric tons per person.
At its highest point, Arkansas' carbon emissions from energy sources was at 69 million metric tons. That was 2014, a year before the state's use of coal-fired plants declined sharply.
(Source: US EIA, Arkansas OnLine, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 3 Mar., 2019)Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov; Entergy Arkansas, www.entergy-arkansas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Information Administration, Carbon Emissions,
The correlation between the decline in demand for diesel vehicles and the increase in CO2 emissions was most evident when analyzing the data by country -- Norway, the Netherlands and the UK.
In the UK, average CO2 emissions in 2018 were 125.1, a 4.3g/km increase on 2017.
This is largely driven by the switch away from diesel to gasoline and the growing popularity of larger SUVs, which are less efficient than traditional family hatchbacks. (Source: Jayto Dynamics, Fleet News, 5 Mar., 2019) Contact: Jayto Dynamics, www.jato.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News JATO Dynamics, Vehicle Emissions, CO2,
Dominion Energy serves roughly 7.5 million customers and businesses in 18 states with electricity and/or natural gas.
(Source: Dominion Energy, Dominion Voltage Inc., 6 Mar., 2019) Contact: Cjoptank Electric Cooperative, Mike Wheatley, President and CEO, www.choptankelectric.coop; Dominion Energy, www.dominionenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy, Dominion Voltage Inc.,
The proposed project will monitor the operations of over 1GW worth of wind power, solar power, battery storage, and flexible gas engines and compare it with the constantly updating day ahead, on-the-Day, and cashout price forecasts to allow the real-time optimization of power trading in the British energy market. The company is also planning to double the capacity of the virtual power plant by the middle of the year.
The project is intended to almost instantaneously match renewable power production with market demand by integrating batteries and engines into the virtual power plant and optimizing their operations to provide reliable flexibility.
(Source: Statkraft, Renew Economy, 7 Mar., 2019) Contact: Statkrft, Duncan Dale, VP UK, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft, Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar, Energy Storage,
So, that is just a little bit of why I think it's (Green New Deal) a ridiculous proposal." -- Patrick Moore, Greenpeace Co-founder Patrick Moore (Source: Sputnick, Mar., 2019)
Editor's Note: The non-binding, Green New Deal framework basically combines big climate-change-related ideas with a wish list of progressive economic proposals that, taken together, would touch nearly every American and overhaul the economy including agriculture, bioenergy and fuels.
Download the complete Green New Deal proposal HERE. (Source: Various Sources, NPR, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact: Sen. Ed Markey, 617-565-8519, www.markey.senate.gov; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 929-388-6141, Twitter https://twitter.com/AOC
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green New Deal, Renewable Energy, Clean Energy, Carbon Emissions,
The new equipment is expected to cut the plant's power consumption by plant’s power consumption by 20 to 30 pct for a power cost savings of $10,000 to $15,000 per month. (Source: WSJM, 8 Mar., 2019) Contact: Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant, (269) 983-7719; Indiana Michigan Power, www.indianamichiganpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Indiana Michigan Power, Energy Efficiency,
. As part of its 2019-2024 Sustainability Plan, the university has taken a holistic approach to energy efficiency by repairing or replacing inefficient lighting and other equipment along with other measures to reduce the energy footprint of new projects. The school is also developing a climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the overall campus energy footprint.
(Source: Concordia University News, 8 Mar., 2019) Contact: Concordia University, Daniel Gauthier, Building Performance Facilities Management Coordinator, (514)848-2424, ext. 2400, www.concordia.ca/offices/facilities.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Under the program, all UC students, staff, faculty, alumni and retirees can purchase high-quality LED light bulbs through the Community Buy program.
Lighting can account for 30 pct of the energy usage in a typical home so switching to high performance LED technology can deliver significant cuts in energy consumption, reduced energy bills and lower carbon emissions. (Source: UC Davis, California Aggie, Mar., 2019) Contact: Million Light Bulb Challenge, www.millionledchallenge.com; UC Davis, www.ucdavis.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light, Energy Efficient Lighting, UC Davis,
DTI's wind turbine has a 3-meter-diameter rotor, comprising an aluminum hub and three CFRP composite blades, with a surrounding 3.7-meter-diameter GFRP duct -- shroud -- that increases airflow through the turbine blades. The duct was manufactu Empire Fiberglass Products Inc., and Vistex Composites fabricated the CFRP blades with partial grant funding from the National Science Foundation .
When Small Wind Certification Council certified and fully commercialized, the
DTI turbine is expected to sell for around $24,000, with two units generating sufficient to power the a average home.
(Source: Ducted Turbines International, Composites Manufacturing, 8 Mar., 2019) Contact: Ducted Turbines International, Paul Pavone, Business Dev.,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine,
With the support of industry stakeholders such as JDR, the school plans to develop the National Offshore Wind Institute to host workforce development initiatives and accelerate the development of a national offshore wind industry.
Bristol will also develop training courses associated with the offshore termination and testing of array cables. The college will also deliver technical and safety-training courses specifically to JDR's technicians, and promote the offshore wind industry by coordinating with the state network of MassHire Career Centers to recruit, screen, assess and refer possible technicians and school candidates. (Source: Bristol Community College, PR, Mar, 2019) Contact: Bristol Community College, www.bristolcc.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, Wind,
Delta has recently been enhancing its portfolio of smart green solutions to further the development of smart's portfolio of smart energy-saving systems and solutions includes: industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display to nurture the development of smart manufacturing and sustainable cities. (Source: Delta, Mar., 2019)
Contact: Delta Electronics, Ping Cheng, CEO, www.deltaww.com, www.delta-americas.com; Amerlux, Chuck Campagna, CEO, www.amerlux.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Amerlux, Delta Electronics, LED Light, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Smart Building, ,
The federal funds will enable the indigenous community-owned Nihtat Corp. to look into options for wood pellet plant development, wood-based biomass opportunities and biomass supply chain enhancements in the Beaufort Delta region. The project aims to cut carbon emissions and encourage the use of biomass as a healthy and economical choice for heating that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The funding is from Resources Canada's Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities program which aims to reduce the reliance of rural and remote communities on fossil fuel for heat and power, with particular emphasis on Indigenous communities. (Source: NRC, 5 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Natural Resources Canada, (343) 292-6100, www.nrcan.gc.ca; Nihtat Corp., www.iti.gov.nt.ca/en/bip-registry/bip0000346-inuvik
More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Resources Canada, Wood Pellet, Woody Biomass, Nihtat Corp ,
The proposed rule does not have to be approved by Congress to be finalized, but it does have to be published and put out for public comment. In order for E15 to be available for summer sales, the process has to be completed before June 1, 2019.
(Source: US EPA, Feedstuffs, 8 Mar., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EPA, RINs, E15, Biofuel Blend,
The suit contends the EPA approved waivers for small refiners that didn't meet the minimum U.S. DOE score to qualify, and improperly considered the debts of small-refiners' parent companies when considering waiver requests. The brief also noted the agency considered small-refiners' operating losses whether or not they were related to RFS compliance. The agency also considered what small refiners might spend on biofuel credits, without looking at revenue the refiners would later generate from sales of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs).
Accordingly, the ABA suit asked the court to declare the EPA's methodology for determining disproportionate economic hardship "unlawful" and to strike down the agency's economic "hardship" policy.
As previously reported, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and suffered "disproportionate economic hardship" from the costs of RFS compliance. The waiver frees the refineries from an obligation to provide the EPA with biofuels credits proving compliance.
In 2017, the number of small refineries filing for exemptions retroactively for 2016 jumped from 14 the previous year to 20. The rate in which EPA granted these petitions also increased dramatically from 53 pct to 95 pct. (Source: ABA, DTN, 8 Mar., 2019) Contact: Advanced Biofuels Association, www.advancedbiofuelsassociation.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuels Association , RFS, Hardship Waiver,
In 2018, Xcel Energy cut carbon emissions by 3 pct and has reduced carbon emissions by 38 pct from 2005 levels by adding new wind and solar to its energy portfolio while retiring coal plants and transitioning with cleaner natural gas. Last year, Xcel Energy opened its new 600-megawatt Rush Creek wind farm in Colorado, the company's largest wind farm. Further, it will retire more coal plants or change those operations to reduce emissions and support strategic electrification of certain end uses, such as transportation, as well as invest in technologies to upgrade its grid.
(Source: Xcel Energy, Daily Energy Insider, 8 Mar., 2019) Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
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NextEra Energy presently operates two wind projects in Garfield County -- 247.4 MW Armadillo Flats wind project and the 98.1 MW Breckinridge Wind Energy Center. (Source: NextEra Energy, Enid News & Eagle, 9 Mar., 2019) Contact: NextEra, Elinore Beitler, a Project Mgr., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nextrenewables.com
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"That's one thing that people don't realize: that all the CO2 that is being emitted from burning fossil fuels today was once in the atmosphere and has been taken out, and over the millennia CO2 levels in the atmosphere have constantly been declining. They just ignore this. Those numbers are available, all you have to do is be a good researcher on Google and on the Internet and you can see that over the millions of years CO2 has constantly declined.
"Carbon dioxide which they call carbon, which is completely wrong because carbon is soot, carbon is graphite, carbon is diamonds, carbon is not carbon dioxide. They should call it by its correct name, because all the carbon in all carbon-based life, which is all of life, came from carbon dioxide in the air or dissolved in the oceans, lakes and rivers. Carbon dioxide is essential for life to exist, if there were no carbon dioxide, or if there was not a high enough level of carbon dioxide, all the plants would die and would never have existed in the first place if there had not been carbon dioxide in the atmosphere." -- Greenpeace Co-founder Patrick Moore (Source: Sputnik, Mar. 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green New Deal, Carbon, CO2, Carbon Dioxide,
“The alternative (to the Green New Deal) is largely to continue as we are because the decisions that have been made to continue as we are have been based on what the best thing to do is. The real problem is [that] you've got this ridiculous notion that carbon dioxide is causing a global catastrophe and a global crisis, and as AOC says, the world is going to end in 12 years if we don't stop using fossil fuels. It's not about the fossil fuels themselves, it's about the carbon dioxide which is emitted when they are burned, the same carbon dioxide that was taken out of the air to make the plants that made the coal, oil and gas which was deposited in the earth in the first place.
“That's one thing that people don't realise: that all the CO2 that is being emitted from burning fossil fuels today was once in the atmosphere and has been taken out, and over the millennia CO2 levels in the atmosphere have constantly been declining. They just ignore this. Those numbers are available, all you have to do is be a good researcher on Google and on the Internet and you can see that over the millions of years CO2 has constantly declined.
“Carbon dioxide which they call carbon, which is completely wrong because carbon is soot, carbon is graphite, carbon is diamonds, carbon is not carbon dioxide. They should call it by its correct name, because all the carbon in all carbon-based life, which is all of life, came from carbon dioxide in the air or dissolved in the oceans, lakes and rivers. Carbon dioxide is essential for life to exist, if there were no carbon dioxide, or if there was not a high enough level of carbon dioxide, all the plants would die and would never have existed in the first place if there had not been carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.” -- Greenpeace Co-founder Patrick Moore (Source: Sputnik, Mar., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green New Deal news, Greenpeace news, CO2 news, Carbon news, Carbin Dioxise news,
The launch fund would be called the Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF). The UK government and India's National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) will be joint anchor investors in GGEF with a commitment of £ 120 million each.
The London-headquartered CDC is the UK's development finance institution that supports companies that help poor countries grow. (Source: CDC Group, Mercom India, Mar., 2019) Contact: CDC Group,
Srini Nagarajan, Head of CDC Asia, +44 (0)20 7963 4700,
+44 (0)20 7963 4750 - fax,
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In February, Ford Motor Company made a similar commitment to procure 500,000 MWh of locally sourced Michigan wind energy via DTE's MIGreen Power Program.
Among its clean energy efforts, GM is a member of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance as well as an early signatory of RE100, which is a collaborative global initiative that brings together influential businesses that are committed to 100 pct renewable power and the delivery of renewable electricity.
DTE Energy, which has 13 wind parks in Michigan, plans to double its renewable energy capacity over the next five years, investing in another $2 billion by 2024. The utility also proposes to build at least 3,000 additional MW of solar and wind energy over the next 20 years. DTE currently produces about 1,000 MW of primarily wind renewable energy.
(Source: GM, Crains Detroit Business, Hydrogen Fuel News, 4 Mar., 2019)Contact: DTE Energy, Trevor Lauer, Pres., COO, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, (313) 235-9994, email@example.com, www2.dteenergy.com
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Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor notes the increase in ethanol exports over the past three years is due in part to expanded role that ethanol-blended fuels play in helping countries around the world achieve their economic and environmental goals.
Growth Energy expects the global demand for the cleaner, more affordable fuel blend will continue to rise in 2019.(Source: Growth Energy, USDA, Various Media, HoosierAg, 6 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, CEO, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org; USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, www.fas.usda.gov
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EYP offers services in the areas of utility programs, energy design assistance, benchmarking, building performance, energy software and energy analysis data to help clients optimize their building energy efficiency investments.
Within its energy practice, Willdan helps utilities clients upgrade their grids and supports facility owners with the development of energy efficient buildings and other offerings.
The acquisition is slated to close later this month.
(Source: Wildan, consulting.us, 6 Mar., 2019) Contact: The Weidt Group, Jim Douglas, Pres., (877) 938-1588, firstname.lastname@example.org,www.theweidtgroup.com;
WildanGroup Inc., Stacy McLaughlin, CFO, (714) 940-6300, email@example.com, www.wildan.com
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High quality sustainable biofuels are a cost-efficient alternative to help reduce traffic emissions and they can be adopted without any changes to vehicles. UPM Biofuels participates in Bio100, a four-year project co-ordinated by VTT with the goal of increasing the share of biofuels used in combustion engines in Helsinki area to at least 50 pct by 2017 and to 70-90 pct by the end of 2019, according to the UPM release.
(Source: UPM, PR, Mar., 2019) Contact: UPM Biofuels,
Sari Mannonen, VP . +358 45 265 1345,
firstname.lastname@example.org, ]www.upmbiofuels.com, www.upm.com; VTT Technical Research Centre,
Nils-Olof Nylund, +358 400 703 715, email@example.com, www.vttresearch.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Diesel, VTT Technical Research Centre, UPM,
EPA ENERGY STAR certification signifies that the facilities perform in the top 25 pct of similar facilities for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. On average, ENERGY STAR certified plants consume 35 pct less energy and contribute 35 pct fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar non-certified operations.
The ENERGY STAR label can be found on over 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings.
Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved a total of nearly $450 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 3.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR. (Source: Honda, EPA ENERGY STAR, Green Car Congress, 7 Mar., 2019) Contact: EPA Energy STAR, www.energystar.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News ENERGY STAR, Energy Efficiency,
Microsoft entered into a 15-year deal, by which it will be the single off-taker of the renewable energy produced by the estimated $20 million Wilkinson Solar Energy Center. (Source: Microsoft,
Zacks Equity Research March 07, 2019) Contact: Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com; Microsoft Corporate Offices, www.headquartersinfo.com/microsoft-headquarters-information
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Bon Biobrensel produces 75,000 tpy of wood chips and had a turnover of €1.5 million in 2018.
Geminor is currently England's biggest exporter and Norway's biggest importer of waste wood derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF), according to the release. (Source: Geminor, PR, LetsRecycle.com, Mar., 2019) Contact: Geminor, Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO, +44 0 1782 950 471, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.geminor.no/en;
Bon Biobrensel AS,
+47 63 99 51 00,
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The resolution, which is seen as a response to freshman US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ballyhooed Green New Deal, would set non-binding goals and declare a climate emergency, citing recent devastating wildfires and the impacts of air pollution on child asthma.
The $100 billion would be spent over 12 years and come from existing funds, including the state's carbon emissions auction program and a gas tax increase to fund transportation projects. The resolution would say all of that money should be spent toward projects that reduce, sequester or remove greenhouse gas emissions.
California presently aims to eliminate fossil fuels for electric power generation and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.
To refresh your memory, download the complete Green New Deal proposal HERE.
(Source: The State, AP, 4 Mar., 2019) Contact: Calif. State Senator Sen. Henry Stern (D),
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According to NV Energy, "NGR 2.0 offers eligible customers the ability to pay a rate directly tied to low-cost, Nevada-based solar resources, which is in line with our own philosophy to provide all of our customers with clean energy, while keeping rates low. This sustainable energy solution is a win-win as eligible customers will reduce their energy costs while NV Energy retains the renewable energy credits in order to comply with Nevada's renewable portfolio standard for the benefit of all customers."
The initial allotments for the renewable energy rate include up to 565,000 MWh of solar for southern Nevada customers and 375,000 in the north, which combined serves approximately 153 MW of demand. Commercial customers who use at least 8,760 MWh of energy and have MW or more are eligible to participate. Governmental entities need only use 8,760 MWh of energy annually.
(Source: NV Energy, PR, Mar., 2019) Contact: NV Energy, Kristen Saibini,
Corporate Communications, (775) 834-3891,
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To meet that standard, SPS plans to add significantly more renewable generation to its Southwest grid over the next decade, including a 522-MW wind farm that is expected to come online in 2020. It's also building a 478 MW wind farm in West Texas, and will purchase 230 MW of wind energy from another facility owned by NextEra Energy. Taken together, the tree project will bump SPS' wind generation from 21 to 46 pct by 2022, making the utility's system 48 pct carbon-free that year.
SPS parent firm Xcel, which serves about 3.6 million electric customers in eight states, previously announced plans to slash its carbon emissions to 80 pct below 2005 levels by 2030, and to achieve 100 pct carbon-free generation by 2050. (Source: Xcel Energy, Albuquerque, Journal, 6 Mar., 2019)Contact: Southwestern Public Service, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/southwestern-public-service; Xcel Energy, David Hudson, Pres.Southwest Region, www.xcelenergy.com
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