Under the MoU, Minesto AB will collaborate with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the Antigua and Barbuda Science and Innovation Park on a feasibility study of the use of Minesto's Deep Green technology to provide energy in the Caribbean.
In January 2019, UNOPS opened its first science and innovation center in Antigua and Barbuda to support national and regional innovation in the fields of science and technology.
(Source: Minesto, Daily Observer, 4 March., 2019) Contact: Minesto, Dr. Martin Edlund, CEO, +46 31 29 00 60, www.minesto.com; UNOPS, www.unops.org
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The water treatment plant green energy infrastructure work includes: three bio-retention facilities;, a permeable paver parking lot; re-circulators for water efficiency and separation for waste water streams; variable frequency drive pumps for maximum energy effic iency; and a data-driven efficiency system to reduce chemical usage. The facility also includes environmental innovations like a low-impact design, a nationally registered Monarch Butterfly Way Station, bike racks and parking for energy efficient cars. (Source: Eye on Annapolis, 3 Mar., 2019) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News United States Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency, LEED Certification,
Arizona ranks second to California in terms of the size of batteries being used and for generating solar energy, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, for generating solar energy.
(Source: APS, Payson Roundup, 4 Mar., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News APS news, Battery Energy Storage news,
CABBI is working with soy gum, which is converted into products like biodiesel by looking at the gene structure of the plant stem and extracting the oil and gases which can be used directly as biodiesel or further processed into different value-added products,” according to CABBI director Evan DeLuc1a.
(Source: Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation, Illinois News Network, 2 Mar., 2019) Contact: CABBI, Evan DeLuc1a , (217)244-1586 email@example.com, www.cabbi.bio
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, CABBI, Biofuel,
The Bongaigaon Refinery project is additional to a similar bamboo ethanol project which is currently underway. The bamboo ethanol projects are aimed at boosting biofuel use and cutting back crude oil imports.
(Source: Bongaigaon RefineryThe Sentinel, Mar., 2019) Contact: Indian Oil Company, Bongaigaon Refinery, www.Iocl.com,
www.iocl.com/aboutus/bongaigaonrefinery.aspx; ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bamboo, , Ethanol, Biofuel,
YCI, a fully owned subsidiary of Yuhuang Chemical Company in east China's Shandong Province, broke ground in in St. James in January, 2017.
(Source: Yuhuang Chemical, MENAFN, 2 Mar., 2019) Contact: Yuhuang, YCI Methanol One, LLC, (225) 412-9068, yci-us.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Yuhuang, Methanol, Ouisianna Methanol,
Saint-Gregoire, France-headquartered Vol-V Biomasse develops, builds and operates bio methane producing power plants with seven units in operation and another three units under development. The acquisition will make Engie France's top biomethane producer with a portfolio of nearly 80 projects.
The utility reports it plans to invest €800 million ($911 million) over the next five years and €2 billion by 2030 in bio methane projects with farmers.
(Source: Engie SA, Renewables, 27 Feb., 2019) Contact: Engie, www.engie.com;
Vol-V Biomasse, +33 (0)4 11 95 00 30, www.linkedin.com/company/vol-v-biomasse-services, www.vol-v.com
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Under the PPA, Northland and its Singapore-based project partner Yushan Energy Co Ltd will sell the wind farm's output at a tariff of TWD 6.2795 ( $0.204) per kWh in the first 10 years and slightly less for the remaining period.
The Hai Long 2A scheme is the first of the three Hai Long projects securing a PPA. Contracts with Taipower for the Hai Long 2B and Hai Long 3, are slated for finalization later this year. (Source: Northland Power, Renewables, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Northland Power Inc., (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; Taiwan Power, www.taipower.com.tw/en; Yushan Energy, www.yushanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Northland Power , Wind,
Both projects, the 33-MW Sandtjaernberget and the 18-MW Aengersjoekoelen project, were developed by RES, the parent company of NV Nordisk Vindkraft AB, and have received the necessary
environmental permit to begin construction. Together, the two farm's 16 wind turbines will generate sufficient power for approximately 30,000 households.
(Source: Renewable Energy Systems, SeeNews, Various Media, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Spanish Power SL, +34 915 31 39 07; Renewable Energy Systems, +44 (0)1923 299 200, www.res-group.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Systems, Wind,
Under the terms of the contract, Vestas will also construct the project through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement as well as operate the facility under a 25-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement.
The Yandin project, which is expected to come online in Q3, 2020, is Alinta's first wind energy project and its largest investment in renewable energy to date. (Source: Vestas Wind Systems , Asia Pacific, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand, www.vestas.com; Alinta Energy, Ken Woolley, Executive Director of Merchant Energy, www.alintaenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alinta Energy, Yandin Wind Farm, Wind, Australia Wind ,
Construction of the 125 MW project is expected to get underway in Q2 for commissioning and startup in Q4 of this year. The project is expected to generate sufficient power for 125,000 homes.
(Source: Ohio Power Siting Board, Kallanish, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Ohio Power Siting Board. (866) 270-6772, www.opsb.ohio.gov; EDP Renewables North America, www.edprnorthamerica.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, EDP Renewables,
The tender follows Dubai's regional neighbour Abu Dhabi's 2GW solar tender via the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC).
Dubai's Phase V project is due to be commissioned in Q2 2021 and the power generated by the plant will be purchased by DEWA under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). Dubai's Phase V project is due to be commissioned in Q2 2021 and the power generated by the plant will be purchased by DEWA under a long-term PPA.
(Source: Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Middle East Utilities, 28 Feb., 2019)
Contact: Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, www.dewa.gov.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority,
The more than 240 000 square-foot of space utilized 20 pct recycled materials and other features to achieve the LEED gold certification. The building accomplished a 52 pct power reduction and all electric equipment meets EPA ENERGY STAR® certification. Water consumption has been reduced by one third with the use of "low-flow" efficient fixtures and nine out of ten work areas receive natural sunlight.
(Source: CEMEX, World Cement, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification,
The sustainable strategies and project attributes that helped the project achieve LEED Gold certification include:
Capstone Development Partners has partnered with over 60 public and private colleges and universities and delivered more than 44,000 beds of student housing nationwide. (Source: Capstone Dev. Partners, PRWEB, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Capstone Dev. Partners, Jeff Jones, Principal, www.capdevpartners.com: USGBC,USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, Leed Gold,
The ruling at the Court of Session stemmed from the case going to the UK Supreme Court in December 2015. The wind farm generated its first power in July last year. The sum involved has not been disclosed.
In May, 2013, "The Donald" commented on his dust-up and lawsuit with Scottish officials over the offensive offshore wind farm. The Donald ranted that the project would "spoil the view" from his new Trump International Golf Links and 450 room luxury resort hotel, both of which Trump said he'd dump if the highland regulators didn't kill the offshore wind farm.
With his usual bravado, Trump spouted: "These windmills are as tall as Trump Tower. That's like a massive skyscraper coming out of Aberdeen Bay. Who would spend hundreds of millions of dollars building a hotel when you're looking into a turbine? These are industrial turbines. They make noise. They create shadows."
"We're suing a country. We're doing very well and I think I'm doing a great service because people in Scotland and many other places didn't know how to fight these things."
"It's not going to be an easy battle, but we'll win." Trump trumpeted. (Source: BBC News, Various Others, 28 Feb., 2019)
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The 7-turbine Laxaskogen project's total installed capacity is 25.2 megawatts.
(Source: PNE AG, DGAP-Media , 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: PNE AG, Markus Lesser, CEO , Tel: +49 (0) 40 87933 114,
Fax: +49 (0) 4721 718 373, www.pne-ag.com
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According to the researchers, most carbon capture methods involve compressing CO2 into liquid form to be pumped and stored underground. Despite progress, the best carbon capture and storage technologies still aren't economical. They also pose environmental concerns.
To turn CO2 into coal, scientists developed a liquid metal catalyst that is highly conductive. The conversion process begins by dissolving the captured CO2 in an electrolyte liquid. After a small amount of the catalyst is added, a current is run through the solution. Chemical reactions caused solid flakes of carbon "coal" to separate from the solution. Because the carbonaceous solids are stable, they could be compacted and buried in the ground.
The process is efficient and scalable, but researchers acknowledge more work is needed before the method can be commercialized, according to the researchers.
The research was conducted at RMIT's MicroNano Research Facility and the RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility, with support from the Australian Research Council Centre for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES).
The paper is published in Nature Communications -- Room temperature CO2 reduction to solid carbon species on liquid metals featuring atomically thin ceria interfaces -- DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08824-8.
(Source: RIMT University, Nature Communications, UPI, Feb., 2019) Contact: RMIT University, Australian Research Council , Dr, Torben Daeneke, Dr. Dorna Esrafilzadeh +61 3 9925 2000, www.rmit.edu.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2, Carbon Sequestration, Coal,
In Quebec, energy and industry produce a relatively small percentage of the province's overall emissions due primarily to the province's reliance on carbon-free hydroelectricity.
The transport sector is responsible for more than 40 per cent of the province's carbon dioxide emissions, according to the most recent figures available.
(Source: CBC, Various Media, 28 Feb., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Quebec Carbon Market, Carbon Tax, Carbon Market, Western Climate Initiative ,
Previously, the plant was mothballed in 2011, two years after opening, due to US competition and dwindling demand. Production restarted in October 2012 but paused again in April 2013 because of rising energy costs and a poor harvest. CropEnergies AG acquired the facility in July 2013, rebooted production the following October, stopped production in early 2015 and restarted again in 2016. (Source: CropEnergies AG, Farmers Weekly, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact:
CropEnergies AG, +49 621 714 19000, www.cropenergies.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CropEnergies, Wheat Ethanol, Ethanol,
According to the Minister, the EU would be keen to integrate the two carbon markets, despite the fact formal talks on the issue will not start until the UK has resolved the current parliamentary stand-off over the Withdrawal Agreement.
The UK is one of the largest participants in the continent-wide EU ETS which has been widely credited with helping to drive down emissions across the 28-member bloc.(Source: UK Energy and Clean Growth Minstry, BusinessGreen, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: U.K. Energy and Clean Growth Minister, www.gov.uk/government/ministers/minister-of-state-minister-for-energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Claire Perry, EU ETS, Aviation Emissions,
The Fair Oaks Farm is the second-largest renewable natural gas production facility in the country, after the new Renewable Dairy Fuels' operation that opened in Jasper County in August of 2018. Between the two operations, Amp Americas's renewable fuels production capacity stands at approximately 5 million gpy.
Amp Americas also operates 20 CNG filling stations nationwide. (Source: AMP Americas, nwi.com, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Amp Americas, Grant Zimmerman, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, (312) 300-6700, (312) 380-0206 - fax., www.ampamericas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas, Methane, CNG, Biofuel,
The battery system's predictive charging and discharging procedures are coordinated in line with forecasted weather patterns and expected energy demand. Real-time monitoring is available through a mobile app and the system can be configured up to 19.8kWh capacity if six modular units of 3.3kWh are combined, the company notes.
The Junelight Smart Battery has been certified by VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies for quality and safety, including both manufacturing processes and the system itself. (Source: Siemens, Energy Storage, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Siemens Low Voltage and Products, Andreas Matthe, CEO, +49 (911) 433 78 78, email@example.com, new.siemens.com/global/en/products/energy/low-voltage.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-Ion Battery, Siemens, Energy Storage, Home Energy Storage,
The new battery storage scheme will better equip the industry to roll out energy storage installations whilst ensuring consumer protection following the growing adoption of energy storage technologies to maximize renewable energy and create a flexible UK electric power grid.
MCS is a quality assurance scheme supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It provides the framework for the certification of microgeneration technologies used to produce electricity and heat from low carbon sources.
Download the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) details HERE (Source: Microgeneration Certification Scheme, PR, Feb., 2019)
Contact: Microgeneration Certification Scheme, Ian Rippin, CEO, www.microgenerationcertification.org
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The scope of Aker's work includes pilot testing of carbon capture from the oil refinery flue gas in industrial conditions. The
test is intended to assess the carbon capture process performance such as solvent degradation rate, energy efficiency and percentage of CO2 captured which will be included in the possible later design and implementation of a large-scale capture plant.
The feasibility study will include design of a full-scale carbon capture plant for the Hydrogen Production Unit (HPU) at the refinery. (Source: Aker Solutions, Gas World, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Preem, Petter Holland, CEO, +46 (0) 10 459 1000, www.preem.se/en/in-english; Aker Solutions, Oscar Graff , VP, Head of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage, Fredrik Berge, Inv. Relations, +47 22 94 62 19, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.akersolutions.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Preem, CCS, Carbon Capture, AKer Solutions, CCUS,
Under the SoCalGas proposal, millions of Californians would have the option to purchase a portion of their natural gas from renewable sources. The program is expected to create increased demand for renewable natural gas, which should help increase supply and lower its cost over time, similar to what has happened with renewable electricity created from wind and solar power, according to SoCalGas.
A 2016 study by the University of California, Davis found California has the potential to produce approximately 90.6 billion cubic feet (bcf) per year of renewable natural gas from dairy, landfill, municipal solid waste, and wastewater treatment plant sources alone -- sufficient to meet the annual natural gas needs of around 2.3 million California homes. According to the U.S. DOE the U.S. currently produces 1 trillion cubic feet of renewable natural gas every year, and that number is expected to increase to 10 trillion by 2030.
(Source: Southern California Gas Company, PR, 28 Feb., 2019)
Contact: Southern California Gas Company, Sharon Tomkins, VP customer solutions and strategy. www.socalgas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern California Gas , Biogas, Methane Renewable Natural Gas,
Environment America's Clean Energy Associate Allie Astor issued the following statement:
"The Trump Administration's short-sighted and backward-thinking rollback of these energy saving standards for light bulbs is terrible for the environment. These rules would have eliminated as much pollution as taking 7 million cars off the road. By revoking these important energy saving regulations, we're ignoring the pervasive threats of climate change and environmental degradation caused by our wasteful energy practices. The DOE may be offering a public hearing, but they need to make sure they are listening to all the voices who are against this rollback plan." (Source: Environment Amercia, PR, 28 Feb., 2019}
Contact: Environment America, Allie Astor, (303) 801-0581, (202) 683-1250, https://environmentamerica.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Environment America,
Fiji's LEDS sets out long-term emission reductions and defines sustainable and resilient economy-wide mitigations pathways until 2050. It also addresses: sector-specific targets and measures; social, economic and environmental dimensions; education, capacity building and awareness raising; and a framework for monitoring and evaluating the LEDS. It is also among of the world's first LEDS to address the Blue Carbon Sector and the island country's mangrove ecosystems.
The LEDS also details Fiji's objective of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 across all economic sectors, and details the following potential low emission scenarios:
Fiji aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 across all economic sectors without threatening the country's long-term development objectives. (Source: UNFCCC. Feb., 2019) Contact: UNFCCC,
[Fiji LEDS 2018-2050, UN Climate Change, +49 228 815 1000, email@example.com, www.unfccc.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News UNFCCC, Fifi, Carbon Emissions, Blue Carbon,
Xcel Energy, would dedicate two new wind farms to power the facility on land next to the Sherburne County Generating Station, a large, coal-fired plant where the Minneapolis-based utility plans to retire most of its generators.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is reviewing the agreements between Google and Xcel Energy. (Source: Economic Times, 26 Feb., 2019) Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Google, Xcel Energy, Wind,
Every day, 10,000 tons of waste are delivered to the city's waste treatment plant in Seropedica, northwest of Rio de Janeiro.
The plant turns household and industrial food and yard waste into methane biogas that is sold to industries or to the state's gas company.
According to the UN, the world's cities account for approximately 75 pct of the world's CO2 emissions and consume more than two-thirds of the world's energy.
(Source: COMLURB, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Feb., 2019)
Contact: COMLURB, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/comlurb, www.rio.rj.gov.br/web/comlurb; C40 Cities, www.c40.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutral, CO2, Carbon Emissions, C40 Cities,
BioMCN will combine hydrogen from the intended facility with CO2 from other processes to produce renewable methanol, a raw material for bio-fuels and a variety of chemical feedstocks. Compared to fossil-based methanol this will reduce emissions by up to 27,000 tpy of CO2.
According to Gasunie, "Gas infrastructure plays a connecting and facilitating role in the energy transition. We will be transporting different energy carriers, such as hydrogen and green gas, increasingly through our pipelines in the future. As independent network operator we can connect hydrogen from different suppliers for transportation to the major industrial clusters in the Netherlands. This network may have a capacity of 10 gigawatts or more by 2030." (Source: Nourvon, PR, Industry Europe, 26 Feb., 2019)
Contact: Nouryon, Knut Schwalenberg , +31 88 969 78 09, www.nouryon.com; Gasuine, +31 50 521 1080, www.gasunie.nl/en; BioMCN, Soren Jacobsem Managing Dir., +31 (88) 664 7700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.biomcn.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News AkzoNobel, Methanol,
The industrial conversion of biomass to high-value biofuels and biochemicals is mainly restricted by lignocellulose solubilization. Previously, three strategies had been reported for lignocellulose bioconversion -- separate enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation (SHF), simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF), and consolidated bioprocessing (CBP).
Using the newly developed biocatalyst and optimal conditions, the CBS process was shortened by half using pretreated wheat straw as the substrate. Under such conditions, the sugar yield reached 0.795 g/g and the saccharification level was 89.3 pct .
The QIBEBT study was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels on Feb 18th and was supported by the Transformational Technologies for Clean Energy and Demonstration program of the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Key Technology Research and Development Program of Shandong, and the Major Program of the Shandong Provincial Natural Science Foundation. (Source: Chinese Academy of Sciences , Public Release, Feb., 2019) Contact: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. CUI Qiu,
QIBEBT, Chinese Academy of Sciences, +86-532-80662622, +86-532-80662778-fax, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosic, lignocellulose,
Another influential factor involves the wind production tax incentive. Per this initiative, if PacifiCorp fails to get construction underway prior to 2020, they will not qualify for 2.4 cents per kWh provided by the incentive. (Source: PacifiCorp, Wyoming News Exchange, 25 Feb., 2019)Contact: PacifiCorp, www.pacificorp.com; Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, PacifiCorp, Rocky Mountain Power,
The demonstration wind farms will receive both .
Earlier this year, the U.S. DOE announced up to $28 million in funding for a new floating offshore wind turbines via the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS).
Navigant Research anticipates that over 69GW of new offshore wind capacity will be installed between 2018 and 2027, exceeding 100GW of operating capacity by 2030.
(Source: EC, MarEx, 25 Feb., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Floating Wind,
Construction is expected to last 30 months for startup and full production in 2022. (Source: ECB Group, Biodiesel, 25 Feb., 2019) Contact: ECB Group,
Erasmo Carlos Battistella, Pres., +55 54 3632 0800, www.ecbgroup.com.br
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel,
The Porto Torres photovoltaic project is part of the Progetto Italia initiatives launched by Eni in 2016 and will be completed by the end of 2019. This is the second plant built in Eni-owned industrial areas in Sardinia following the construction of the Assemini plant (26 MW), which was completed in 2018.
The project will contribute to achieving the objectives set out in Italy's Regional Energy Plan and in the National Energy Strategy with regards to decarbonisation and the amount of renewable energy in the energy mix. (Source: New Energy SpA PR, 26 Feb., 2019) Contact: New Energy SpA, www.eni.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Eni New Energy SpA, PV, Solar,
The portal takes advantage of the IEA's expertise in tracking energy innovation -- from data on research, development and demonstration (RD&D) to analysis on public and private investment trends; from detailed technology roadmaps to timely commentaries; and from identifying "innovation gaps" to our global technology collaboration network.
The technologies covered are grouped under power, buildings, transport, industry and energy integration. The content reveals the IEA's estimates of the market readiness of each one in terms of their ability to support the zero-carbon energy revolution.
Access the portal HERE
(Source: IEA, Fiftth Estate Australia, 26 Feb., 2019)
Contact: International Energy Agency, Dr. Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Energy Agency, Energy Efficiency ,
The paint significantly reduces carbon emissions. One square meter of the Smart Paint is equivalent to one tree in absorbing carbon dioxide. The paint can also reduce power consumption by up to 25 pct because of its insulation capabilities.
Going green is a key priority for the ministry and its sustainability initiatives including: recycling asphalt at construction sites; using new technology in developing roads; and installing power-charging stations for electric vehicles at government premises," according to the Ministry.
(Source: UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Feb., 2019) Contact: UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development, +971 2 626 2630, www.moid.gov.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Eficiency, Energy Storage,
The economists are specifically supporting the Baker-Schulz plan authored by former Republican U.S. Secretaries of State James Baker and George Schultz in 2017. The statement comprises four main pillars: gradually increasing a carbon fee; returning all proceeds from the fee to Americans via dividends; instituting border carbon adjustments; and eliminating regulations that are no longer necessary upon the fee's enactment.
The Economists' Carbon Dividends Plan aims to be a first step in solving climate change through a carbon tax based on basic economic principles.
(Source: Climate Leadership Council, Harvard Crimson, 25 Feb., 2019) Contact: Harvard Climate Leadership Council, www.clcouncil.org; Tackling Climate Change, Harvard University,
www.harvard.edu/tackling-climate-change; Climate Leadership Council, www.clcouncil.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Tax, Climate Leadership Council,
According to the Center for Biological Diversity's senior council Bill Snape, " Senator Feinstein's climate resolution is outmoded and cynical politics at its worst. It's more of the same half-measures and loopholes for polluting industries that have failed us for more than three decades. Feinstein can't hide behind this anemic proposal to avoid supporting the real Green New Deal. She needs to get with it or get out of the way," Snape added.
The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.4 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. (Source: Center for Biological Diversity, PR, 25 Feb., 2019) Contact: Center for Biological Diversity, Bill Snape, (202) 536-9351, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.biologicaldiversity.org; Sen, Dianne Feinstein, (415) 393-0707,www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (929) 388-6141, https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018
Editor's Note: The New Republic commented on Sen. Feinstein's encounter with school children as follows:
"The children pleaded with Feinstein to be 'brave' and to think about their future. "We're the ones who are going to be impacted," one girl pleaded. The 85-year-old (Sen. Feinstein) insisted she understood, citing her seven grandchildren, but then dashed the schoolchildren's hopes. "I've been in the Senate for over a quarter of a century." she said, "and I know what can pass and I know what can't pass." Later, Feinstein put out a statement calling climate change one of her top priorities and released a draft resolution of her alternative to the Green New Deal."
The Green New Deal basically sets goals for measures to cut carbon emissions from electric power generation to transportation to agriculture. The bill calls for a "10-year national mobilizations" toward accomplishing a series of goals, including "meeting 100 pct of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources." The ultimate goal is to stop using fossil fuels entirely, as well as to transition away from nuclear energy.
The GWEC's country-by-country breakdown shows China installed the most offshore capacity in a year for the first time, adding 1.8 GW. The United Kingdom came in second with 1.3 GW, while Germany came in third with 969 MW.
Top onshore markets in 2018 were: China with 21,200 MW followed by the USA -- 7,588 MW, Germany -- 2,402 MW; India -- 2,191 MW; Brazil -- 1,939 MW; France -- 1,563 MW; Mexico -- 929 MW; Sweden -- 717 MW; the United Kingdom -- 589 MW; and Canada -- 566 MW.
Top offshore markets in 2018: China -- 1,800 MW; United Kingdom -- 1,312 MW; Germany -- 969 MW; Belgium -- 309 MW; and Denmark with 61 MW.
The GWEC predicts offshore wind installations in the United States will reach 1 GW by around 2022. (Source: Global Wind Energy Council, Feb., 2019) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, www.gwec.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Global Wind Energy Council,
Working with partners Wales & West Utilities, Cadent and Costain, PassivSystems will look at how smart pressure control, compression and storage solutions can alleviate network constraints as part of the £2.4 million OptiNet project.
As part of the OptiNet project, PassivSystems will look at how plug-and-play compressor technology can be used across multiple sites without the need for bespoke modifications.
Cadent's forecasts suggest that the UK will have sufficient green gas to enable over 120 TWh per year to be injected into the gas network by 2035. (Source: PassivSystems, Waste Management World, 26 Feb., 2019) Contact: PassivSystems, Colin Calder, CEO, +44 (0) 1635 525 050, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News BiogasBiomethane, Methane ,
Contributing solutions like public transportation access, use of open spaces, water use reduction, efficient mechanical systems, installation of LED lighting, diversion of construction waste from landfills and recycling programs earn LEED certification points. (Source: Inside IU Bloomington, Feb., 2019) Contact: IU Bloominton, (812) 855-4848, www.indiana.edu; US Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency ,
The TEC installations are expected to increase the school's energy efficiency and reduce monthly power and maintenance expenses by over 40 pct -- approximately $3,000 per month.
Smartcool Systems Inc. ECO3, ESM and ECOHome retrofit technologies reduce the energy consumption of compressors in air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump systems by up to 40 pct.
Total Energy Concepts (TEC) is a leader in Power Protection, Energy Management, Power Quality, Facility Grounding, and Lighting Solutions and takes a holistic approach to energy efficiency with proprietary technologies for power factor correction and third party technologies including LED, voltage conditioning and intelligent motor controls.
(Source: Smartccol, InvestorIntel , 26 Feb., , 2019) Contact: Smartcool, (604) 669-1388, www.smartcool.net; Total Energy Concepts, (218) 393-2143, www.totalenergyconcepts.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Smartcool Systems ,
CETY's Clean Cycle II ORC utilizes the plants wasted heat lost to the atmosphere through the exhaust stream to essentially produce free electricity resulting in an expected annual electrical savings of 769,149 kWh.
CETY's proprietary heat recovery systems are 140kW and are right in the sweet spot where user's needs are the highest. CETY is also excited about entering the large high rise market with its first installation slated for the 1540 Broadway high rise building in Manhattan, according to the company.
(Source: Clean Energy Technologies, PR, 26 Feb., 2019) Contact: Clean Energy Technologies, Kam Mahdi, CEO , (949) 273-4990
Fax Number: (949) 273-4990
www.cetyinc.com;Bio-En, Power Inc., (519) 669-3777.
(519) 669-5982 -fax,
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Acciona will initially perform a baseline audit to ascertain current energy consumption. The buildings will subsequently be monitored to obtain energy consumption data in real time. The captured data will be organized and processed at the ACCIONA Building Control Centre where it will be analyzed around the clock. The resulting information will enable the city to respond to alerts of anomalous consumption and provide information with which to enhance operations and detect inefficient consumption patterns.
Acciona will draw on the data for measures such as the implementation of specific efficiency measures, the swapping-out of obsolete and inefficient items of equipment, and the installation of control and automation devices. (Source: Acciona, Construction Index, 25 Feb., 2019)
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Presently, 33 large investment projects totaling $2.7 billion are being implemented in the region. Seventeen of the projects are being executed with foreign participation and some of the investors have already expressed a desire to continue cooperation with Kazakhstan which is aiming to source 30 pct of its power from renewable energy sources by by 2030.
(Source: The Astana Times, AKI Press, 23 Feb., 2019)
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