The USCA was a reaction to President Donald Trump's announcement the U.S. would withdraw from the December 2015 Paris climate agreement because the restrictions would hurt America's economy without improving the environment.
USCA members pledge to implement policies advancing the goals of the Paris climate agreement, in part by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26 to 28 pct below 2005 levels by 2025. USCA members are also required to accelerate new and existing policies to reduce CO2 and promote clean energy deployment at the state and federal level.
(Source: Various Media, The Heartland Institute, 7 Mar., 2019)
Contact: United States Climate Alliance, www.usclimatealliance.org
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According to the Health Department release, Hawaii's net 2015 greenhouse gas emissions were just 1 pct above 1990 levels. And by next year, the Health Department says, emissions are expected to fall well under the 1990 benchmark. The emissions totals -- and the 2020 goal -- do not include emissions from aviation in the islands.
Gov. David Ige noted in a news release, "This report shows us that Hawaii is on the right track and provides motivation to continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions."
To read the full Hawaii State Department of Health Hawaii Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report for 2015 Here. (Source: Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii News Now, Mar., 2019)
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This trend toward rising emissions was confirmed in 2017 with the first average CO2 emission increase in years of 0.3 g/km, and an 8 pct drop in demand for diesel cars.
JATO Dynamics Ltd is a UK-based global supplier of automotive business intelligence with offices in 45 countries.
(Source: JATO Dynamics, Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru, Mar., 2019) Contact: JATO Dynamics, www.jatonet.com
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In Switzerland, 54 companies in sectors like cement, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, refineries, paper, heating or steel are linked to the Swiss emissions trading system. In Europe, there are around 11,000 firms that offset their emissions under the EU ETS.
In Switzerland, companies have the right to emit a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere for free. Those that reduce their CO2 emissions and do not use all their quota can sell them to others.
Companies that do not participate in the emissions trading scheme are subject to a CO2 tax which can be refunded if they undertake to reduce their emissions.
The coupling of the Swiss and EU emission trading systems will enter into force in 2020. It is part of the changes associated with the revision of the Swiss CO2 law. The agreement is for an indefinite duration and can be terminated with six months' notice by both parties.(Source: swissinfo.ch, 7 Mar., 2019)
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The vast majority of South Korea's energy needs are presently met with coal-fired power and nuclear power, (Source: Various Media, Reuters, 7 Mar., 2019)
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The system has two pressure containers underwater that compress air. FLASC uses the compressed air for energy storage while maintaining a stable pressure. The technology then converts the renewable energy supply into output.
The research team, which is supported by the University of Malta and the Malta Council for Science and Technology, is eyeing Northern European markets. (Source: University of Malta, Times of Malta, 7 Mar., 2017) Contact: University of Malta, +356 2340 2340, email@example.com, www.um.edu.mt; Malta Council for Science and Technology, +356 2360 2200, mcst.gov.mt
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Six of these CHP projects are being acquired from a well-known US manufacturer and installer of CHP units and solutions. The remaining two projects are being contributed by a fund managed by a US subsidiary of SDCL, which will result in that fund owning the remaining 29 pct interest in the combined portfolio.
This acquisition represents SEEIT's first new investment since listing on the London Stock Exchange and acquiring the seed portfolio in December 2018. (Source: SDCL, Private Equity Wire, 7 Mar., 2019) Contact: SDCL Energy Efficiency Investments, SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust, Jonathan Maxwell, CEO,
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MSC technology allows dry mill ethanol plants to separate protein from the whole stillage that is a co-product of the ethanol-making process.
The Shell Rock MSC project will require the addition of a new building and two protein dryers. Construction is slated to break ground this spring. Fluid Quip Process Technologies will provide the MSC technology, separation equipment, process engineering, construction oversight, and startup support.
The Shell Rock plant produces 125 million gpy of ethanol, 300,000 tpy of dried distillers' grains (DDGs) and more than 3.5 million gpy of distillers' corn oil from 44 million bpy of locally source corn.
(Source: Flint Hills Resources, 5 Mar., 2019) Contact: Flint Hills Resources, www.fhr.com
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Common duckweed is a very small light green free-floating, seed bearing plant. Duckweed has 1 to 3 leaves, or fronds, of 1/16 to 1/8 inch in length. A single root (or root-hair) protrudes from each frond. Duckweeds tend to grow in dense colonies in quiet, undisturbed water.
In other Greenbelt news, the company also recently announced receipt of funding funding pursuant to an agreement with Purnol, LLC to produce bioethanol for use in the predominantly hemp based cannabis CBD extraction process. (Source: Greenbelt Resources Corp., PR, 7 Mar., 2019) Contact: Greenbelt Resources, Darren Eng, CEO, 888-995-GRCO (4726) x 101, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenbeltresources.com; Andrew J. Young Foundation, (404) 685-2786
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The program is similar to the US Green Building Council LEED certification program in which Lake Placid participates.
Presently, 250 New York ommunities registered in the Climate Smart program. (Source: Village of Lake Placid, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Mar., 2019)Contact: NY Climate Smart Community Task Force, www.dec.ny.gov/energy/53013.html; Village of Lake Placid, www.lakeplacid.com
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The initiative also calls for the introduction of a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel sold in Sweden. The reduction level would be 0.8 pct in 2021 gradually increasing to 27 pct in 2030.
The reduction levels are estimated to be equivalent of 1 pct (11,000 tons) sustainable aviation fuel in 2021, 5 pct (56,000 tons) in 2025 and 30 pct (340,000 tons) in 2030.
(Source: Green Car Congress, Various Other Media, 5 Mar., 2019)
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The initiative aims to identify and define relevant material properties for a protection system; Develop a methodology to handle and derive design loads from rain data; and develop both a model to conduct raindrop impact analysis and a design methodology for leading edge protection systems. (Source: DNV GL, PEI, 5 Mar., 2019)Contact: DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900, www.dnvgl.com
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Under his proposal, utilities can choose "how and at what pace" they achieve that standard.
The policy also stipulates that a utility planning to replace or add new power generation "must prioritize energy efficiency and clean energy resources over fossil fuels." The plan
would allow the use of fossil fuel-based power as if needed to ensure reliable, affordable electricity.
(Source: Office of Governor Tim Walz, Bring Me MN News, Mar., 2019) Contact: Office of Minn. Governor Tim Walz, (651) 201-3400, https://mn.gov/governor
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Heritage Wind and experts brought in by Apex Clean Energy are presently considering environmental impacts, shadow flicker, engineering,sound data and other considerations that will impact project. Construction on the 147 Mw wind farm is expected to break ground this spring for completion and commercial operation in 2021. (Source: Heritage Wind, Daily News, 5 Mar., 2019) Contact: Heritage Wind, (231)935-3659, www.heritagewindenergy.com; Apex Clean Energy, Dahvi Wilson, VP Public Affairs, (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com
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The minister noted that politicians should stop burying their heads in the sand in the face of climate change and stop fooling themselves and the population. “When the cows run out of water or the harvest fails, you can't pretend that everything is in order. Doing nothing costs money, she asserted, pointing to the costs of damage from avalanches, fires, and floods. We should stop seeing climate protection as something that only costs", she noted to illustrate her point.
In December 2017, the Swiss Federal Council adopted revisions to the Federal Act on the Reduction of CO2 Emissions (CO2 Act) to help it achieve its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. But, in December 2018, the House of Representatives rejected the proposal after conservative-right parties weakened the revisions including removing a domestic CO2 emissions target.
(Source: Swiss Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, SWI SwissInfo.ch, 3 Mar., 2019) Contact: Swiss Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Simonetta Sommaruga, Minister, +41 58 462 55 11, www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/departments/department-of-environment-transport-energy-communications-detec.html
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The Puna Geothermal Venture plant was taken offline and evacuated soon after the volcano began erupting on May 3. Before the eruption, it provided roughly 25 pct of the Big Island's electric power requirements.
(Source: Ormat Technologies, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, 3 Mar., 2019) Contact: Ormat, Isaac Angel, CEO, Smadar Lavi, Investor Relations, (775) 376-2030, email@example.com, www.ormat.com
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Babcock & Wilcox Volund and Interserve served as the EPC contractors for the $210.7 million project, while Babcock & Wilcox Vølund is expected to continue as the O&M contractor.
(Source: Copenhagen Infrastructure, Compelo Energy Mar., 2019)Contact:
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cip.dk
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The facility is the first commercially-operated floating solar system on the African continent as well as the largest, at 60kWp.
The first phase of the project also includes the installation of a land-based solar PV system on the farm, allowing the farm to run 90 pct of its cold storage, irrigation and wedding venue facilities off the grid.
In the second phase, battery packs will be added to the current set up, removing the estate from the main power grid completely. (Source: Capetown ETC, Mar., 2019) Contact:
New South Energy, David Masureik, www.newsouthernenergy.com
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The technology, now operating in British Columbia, uses huge fans that draw in air. Fluids in the processing unit then bind to the carbon dioxide molecules in the air. The carbon dioxide can then be concentrated and converted into fuels, or pressurized and injected underground for long-term storage.
According to BHP VP of Sustainability, Dr. Fiona Wild, "direct air capture is very flexible, so it can be used anywhere. And it really has significant potential for scale up, but it requires private sector investment and obviously also policy support, to try and bring it to scale. So that's why we're investing in it."
(Source: BHP, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Carbon Engineering,
Steve Oldham, CEO, email@example.com, www.carbonengineering.com; BHP Billiton, Dr. Fiona Wild, VP Sustainability and Climate Change, +61 3 9609 3333, www.bhpbilliton.com, www.bhp.com
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As the global electric power industry shifts toward a cleaner, distributed energy ecosystem , energy efficiency programs are also evolving. Electric energy efficiency in North America is moving to integrate other distributed energy resources (DER) to help ensure grid reliability, meet state and provincial efficiency requirements, and help some localities meet their emissions reduction targets or other energy goals.
According to the report, decreasing technology prices and the possibility of third-party program administration -- vendors and service providers that contract with utilities or other program administrators to manage energy efficiency programs -- are also driving energy efficiency spending. While steady growth is expected to continue through the decade, regulatory inconsistency, tight pricing margins, and a market saturation of energy efficiency technologies present challenges.
The report profiles key energy efficiency implementers and provides recommendations for both implementers and utilities looking to expand their offerings in the evolving energy efficiency space. Report details are available for free download on the Navigant Research website. (Source: Navigant Research, PR, Mar., 2019) Contact: Navigant Research,
Lindsay Funicello-Paul, (781) 270-8456,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.navigant.com, www.navigantresearch.com
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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, Mar., 2019) Contact: UK
Business and Energy Department, https://www.gov.uk/.../department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy; Carbon Brief, www.carbonbrief.org
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The Minister noted that the government expects to provide at least $1.46 billion over five years to small and medium-sized businesses, including $155 million in the fiscal year starting April 1. Hospitals, municipalities and other community organizations will share at least $727 million over five years, starting with $73 million in 2019-2020 fiscal years.(Source: City News, Various Media, Canadian Press, Mar., 2019)
Contact: Office of Canadian Environment Minister, Hon. Catherine McKenna, www.canada.ca/en/government/ministers/catherine-mckenna.htm
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The TPI research found none of the airlines assessed had a clear plan for cutting emissions from flights after 2025, with hopes instead pinned on the industry-wide carbon offsetting scheme under which all emissions growth after 2020 would be offset by carbon credits.
According to the TPI research, aviation currently accounts for around 2 pct of all global CO2 emissions, and around 12 pct of transport emissions. Even so, the aviation industry is expanding and could account for for a quarter of total emissions by mid-century.
The TPI is an investor-led initiative which uses analysis from the LSE's Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment to evaluate how prepared firms are for the coming low-carbon transition.
(Source: LSE Grantham Institute, Business Green, 5 Mar., 2019) Contact: LSE Transition Pathway Initiative, www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/tpi
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The Company has completed the first phase of plant commissioning including the facility's reception area, overhead bridge cranes, and its primary mechanical sorting equipment. The Company has begun the next phase of plant commissioning and progressing operations, which includes receiving limited amounts of waste and beginning runs of its patented high efficiency mechanical and biological treatment process (HEBioT Process) for producing an EPA recognized solid recovered fuel (SRF). The facility is expected to reach full operations early in Q2 2019.
The Martinsburg Facility is expected to generate $7 million of high margin revenue annually while diverting as much as 80 pct of the waste that enters the facility from landfills. HEBioT solid waste processing technology has been successfully deployed at seven facilities located throughout Europe which currently process in excess of 1 million tpy of solid waste.
BioHiTech Global, Inc. cost-effective technology solutions include the patented processing of municipal solid waste into a valuable renewable fuel, biological disposal of food waste on-site, and proprietary real-time data analytics tools to reduce food waste generation, lower the carbon footprint associated with waste transportation and reduce or virtually eliminate landfill usage.
(Source: BioHiTech Global, Inc., PR, 5 Mar., 2019)
BioHiTech Global, Inc, . Frank E. Celli, CEO,
Rich Galterio, Exec. VP,
(845) 367.0603, email@example.com, www.biohitech.com
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Mumbai-based Punjab Renewable Energy Systems is an end-to-end biomass value chain management company involved in the collection, processing, storage and supply of paddy straw, cotton stalk, soya husk, maize cob and other biomass material for use in biomass-based power plants and process industries including biofuels.
(Source: Neev Fund, VCCiRCLE, Mar., 2019) Contact: Neev Fund, Manav Bansal, CIO, +91 22 4921 2800, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://sbicapventures.com/neev_fund; Punjab Renewable Energy Systems, +91 22 2757 0498, www.prespl.com
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In megawatt terms, capacity additions rose 44 pct to 310.5 MW, with California as the main market. Hawaii, New York and Texas also had a good year.
Wood Mackenzie forecasts annual megawatt deployments in the US of 642 MW in 2019 growing to 4,447 MW through 2024 when it will hit $4.73 billion, according to the market research company.
(Source: Wood Mackenzie, U.S. Energy Storage Monitor 2018 Year-in-Review, Mar., 2019) Contact: Wood Mackenzie Power and Research, www.woodmac.com/research/products/power-and-renewables; Wood Mackenzie, Brett Simonwww.woodmac.com
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Vestas designs, manufactures, installs and services wind turbines across the globe with 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries. (Source: Vestas, PR, 5 Mar., 2019) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com
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The lawsuit seeks to remove forest biomass from the EUs Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) which raises the overall EU target for renewable energy sources consumption by 2030 from 20 pct to 32 pct. The plaintiffs contend RED II "ignores the science on forest bioenergy and promotes false climate solutions" and that RED II failed to properly account for the lifecycle carbon emissions from harvesting, producing, transporting, and burning woody biomass fuels.
The case is coordinated by the US-based Partnership for Policy Integrity with input from experts including the Dogwood Alliance; one of more than 30 conservation and environmental justice organizations in the southern US who wrote to the Government, the ESB and Bord na Mona in August 2018 pointing out it was planned that wood used in the Irish power plants would come from their region -- the U.S. North Atlantic Coastal Plain. According to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, the annual supply gap in wood production for biomass could be up to 1.88 million cubic metres by 2020 and more than twice that by 2025, all of which must be sourced outside Ireland.
According to Dr Mary S Booth, director of the US Partnership for Policy Integrity and lead science advisor on the case, "burning wood for energy emits more CO2 per unit of energy generated than coal but RED II counts these emissions as zero.".
(Source: (Source: Bord na Mona, All Things Arb, Agricultural News, 5 Mar., 2019) Contact: Bord na Mona Plc, Mike Quinn, CEO, Patrick Madigan, Bioenergy Division, +353 45 439000, www.bordnamona.ie
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Virent's Bioforming technology, which is being developed in collaboration with ohnson Matthey, generates drop-in reformate product from renewable sources that can be used to yield renewable fuels and/or processed into lower carbon intensive bio-PX, the feedstock for bio-purified terephthalic acid (PTA), using existing technologies. (Source: BP, Zacks, 5 Mar., 2019) Contact: BP plc, www.bp.com; Virent Inc., Lee Edawards, CEO, Jeff Moore, Exec. VP, Operations, (608) 663-0228, www.virent.com; Johnson Matthey, www.matthey.com
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Specifically, the ACEEE noted that the state should set stronger energy savings goals for their utilities. By setting energy savings at a mere 1 pct per year, they said that alone could give the state more than 100,000 jobs. (Source: ACEEE, Energy Insider, Mar., 2019)
Contact: ACEEE, (202) 507-4000, www.aceee.org
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EFT is focused on methods for producing synthetic fuels and specialty products from a variety of feedstocks including natural gas, biomass, municipal solid waste (MSW) and bio-derived oils. EFT is one of the world's foremost authorities on FT and related synthesis licensing the core technologies and upgrade packages for 500 to 10,000 bpd applications. (Source: Emerging Fuels Technology Inc., PR 27 Feb., 2019) Contact: Emerging Fuels Technology Inc, Kenneth Agee, Pres., (918) 286-6802, www.emergingfuels.com: Red Rock Biofuels, Terry Kulesa, CEO, (970) 223-6766, email@example.com, www.redrockbio.com
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The two-term governor stressed
"I'm running for president because I am the only candidate who will make defeating climate change our nation's number one priority." (Source: Various Media, Mar., 2019)Contact: Office of Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee, Communications Office, Tara Lee, (360) 902-4136, www.governor.wa.gov
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Spain's 2021-2030 energy and climate plan calls for 42 pct of the country's energy to be drawn from renewables. CEO Adalberto Rios said that the 2030 target would require the government holding new auctions as the banks need them as a guarantee in order to provide financing. (Source: Rios Renovables Group
Contact: Rios Renovables Group, Adalberto Rios, CEO, +34 948 84 00 56,
+34 948 840 567 - fax, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.riosrenovables.com
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The planned facility will convert up to 360,000 tpy of waste into 220,000 tpy of biomethanol -- a chemical building block that is used to manufacture a broad range of everyday products, as well as being a renewable fuel.
The consortium was established as a dedicated joint venture company and has begun preparatory work covering detailed engineering and the permitting process. It aims to take the final investment decision (FID) before the year end.
The project, which will use Montreal-headquartered Enerkem's proprietary technology, is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy, the City of Rotterdam, the Province of Zuid-Holland and Innovation Quarter, the regional development agency.
The facility's sustainable methanol output will be purchased by Nouryon and Shell.
(Source: Shell, Port Of Rotterdam, Hellenic Shipping News,1 Mar., 2019) Contact: Enerkem Inc. Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, (514) 875-0284 X 251, email@example.com, www.enerkem.com; AkzoNobel, Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Dir. of Innovation, +31 88 969 7833, www.akzonobel.com; Air Liquide, Chet Benham, VP Advanced Technologies, (781) 491-0807, www.airliquide.com; Port of Rotterdam, www.portofrotterdam.com/en
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Two home energy rating systems will be piloted, one by the U.S. DOE Home Energy Score and the other by Pearl Home Certification, a private residential energy efficiency certification firm.
The pilot program is part of the state's 10-year, $5.3 billion Clean Energy Fund, a core component of New York State's Reforming the Energy Vision strategy. (Source: NYSERDA, T&D World, 28 Feb., 2019)Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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The bill's supporters claim it is a market-based solution that will drive down carbon pollution and reduce America's carbon emissions by 40 pct or more within 12 years,
According to the Centre Daily Times on Feb. 1, 2019, "Pennsylvania is the only major natural gas state that does not tax the product."
(Source: Center Daily Times, 2 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Center Daily Times, www.centredaily.com
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The E10 biofuel pilot is in keeping with China’s plan to cut carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 60-65 pct from 2005 levels by 2030 and raise the share of non-fossil energy use in total consumption to about 20 pct. (Source: Xinhua, 4 Mar., 2019)
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Unlike its larger rivals RWE and E.ON, which have embarked on major corporate restructuring, EnBW has decided against a drastic upheaval, instead focusing on renewables and power and gas grids. (Source: EnBW, Reuters, Economic Times, 3 Mar., 2019)Contact: EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG , Frank Mastiaux, CEO, +49 721 63 14320, www.enbw.com
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The Canarian energy mix has grown from 8 pct to 20 pct in three years.
(Source: Iberdrola, reve, s Mar., 2019)Contact: Iberdrola Renewables, Xabier Viteri, Dir. Renewables Business, www.iberdrolarenewables.com
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According to the study,
about half of all methane emissions are churned out by the human activities including fossil fuel operations, agriculture and cattle farms. (Source: University of London, Canadian Homesteading, Mar., 2019)
Contact: University of London, Euan Nisbet, +44 1784 443809, E.Nisbet@rhul.ac.uk, www.pure.royalholloway.ac.uk
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The 5,000 MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site strategic solar park of its kind in the world. The 13MW photovoltaic first phase became operational in 2013 using photovoltaic solar panels while the 200MW photovoltaic second phase of the solar park started operations in March 2017. The 800MW photovoltaic third phase will be operational by 2020 while the fourth phase of the solar park will feature the tallest solar tower in the world at 260 metres and the largest thermal storage capacity of 15 hours.
The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 calls for 75 pct of Dubai's total power output to be sourced from clean energy by 2050.
(Source: DEWA, reve, 3 Mar., 2019) Contact: DEWA, www.dewa.gov.ae
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The solar installation, which
would avoid historical areas and prime agricultural land, would generate an estimated $745,998 in state and local taxes during construction and about $23,000 in rollback taxes. Over the 40-year life of the project would generate more than $1.7 million tax revenue to the county and an estimated $771,464 in total annual lease payments, according to application documents. (Source: Cricket Solar LLC, Culpepper Star-Exponent, 3 Mar., 2019) Contact: Cricket Solar LLC, www.cricketsolar.com
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The report also predicts net imports of biomass-based diesel will stay unchanged. Biomass-based diesel production -- excluding renewable diesel -- was about 120,000 bpd in 2018 and grows to 160,000 bpd in 2020. Total biomass-based diesel consumption will increase from an estimated 134,000 bpd in 2018 to 174,000 bpd in 2020.
The plant is presently slated for shutdown in 2022. The addition of CCS technology would cut carbon emissions by an estimated 90 pct and offer the plant another revenue stream with the sale of the captured CO2 for enhanced oil recovery well production.
Acme Equities has reached an agreement with the city Farmington N.M., part-owner of the plant, to keep the SJGS open beyond 2022. Other owners of the facity include Tucson Electric Power, Los Alamos County, and Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, along with majority owner Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), all of which have said they do not plan to receive power from the SJGS after 2022.
(Source: Acme Equities LLC, Various Media, Mar., 2019) Contact: Acme Equities LLC, www.acmeequities.com
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Currently under consideration in the state legislature is the Clean Energy Jobs bill (House Bill 2020), which would set a statewide limit on carbon emissions via a cap and invest program. If passed, the proposed law would require about 100 companies, including manufacturers, utilities and fuel suppliers, to meet increasingly lower caps on their carbon pollution.
HB 2020 would accelerate progress on emissions reductions and set a goal of cutting emissions 45 pct below 1990 levels by 2035 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.
Download the letter and list of signers HERE. (Source: Union of Concerned Scientists, PR, The Oregonian, May, 2019) Contact: Union of Concerned Scientists, www.ucsusa.org
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Under the original 1o year contract Sioux Falls received about $17 million. The new contract is expected to bring Sioux Falls $12.7 million over the next decade,(Source: POET, Argus Leader, The State, AP, 3 Mar., 2019) Contact: POET, Jeff Broin, Pres., (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com
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