The 28 member EU trading bloc's new rules aim to help meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 pct below 1990 levels by 2030.
Other proposed amendments address whether renewable fuels will be allowed to count toward zero-emission targets and whether to allow industry to combine their targets for cars and vans.
European automakers association ACEA has called for laxer CO2 limits, saying poor infrastructure and an underdeveloped consumer market limit their ability to sell more electric cars.
(Source: Fiji Times, Reuters, Various Media, 8 Sept., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vehicle Emissions, Carbon Emissions,
enVerde technology reduces the energy required to transform waste materials into clean energy and chemicals and can be used to power generators, boilers, and other systems. It can also be refined into "green" versions of more traditional fuels such as gasoline and diesel fuel.
With enVerde's process, waste is gasified without any combustion or incineration. The output is a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen "syngas" which can be used as fuel or made into various chemicals.
Compared to common methods of syngas production, enVerde's catalytic technology uses considerably less energy and requires much less capital, according to company CEO Dave Goebel, former CEO of Maryland-based New Generation Biofuels.
(Source: EnVerde, Star Tribune, 8 Sept., 2018) Contact: EnVerde LLC
Dave Goebel,CEO, info@enVerdeLLC.com, www.enverdellc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Syngas,
"The US delegation in Bangkok was poisoning discussions aimed at creating a clear roadmap to implementing what nations agreed in the Paris deal." -- Anonymous Bangkok Meeting Climate Negotiators commenting last week on the US position which has been described as "starkly at odds with that of the developing nations, which insist that transparent and predictable finance is needed to effectively plan investment in new technologies and carbon reduction." (Source: Economic Times India, AFP, Various Media, 10 Sept., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, Climate Change, Bangkok Climate,
On a larger scale, Montgomery County plans to replace 25,000 roadway lights with LEDs and anticipates saving $850,000 in energy costs a year, while the neighboring District of Columbia is presently replacing its more than 75,000 streetlights with LEDs. (Source: City of Takoma Park, Washington Post, 9 Sept., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light news,
The challenge is centered on a new online platform that gives participants access to about 70 different tips that will help reduce their carbon footprint-environmental impact. While the challenge is designed for homeowners, businesses will be encouraged to participate as well, Emerson said. Part of the coordination comes from the Watt Smart community plans that have been developed with Rocky Mountain Power. (Source: Summit Community Power Works, Park Record. 9 Sept., 2018) Contact: Summit Community Power Works, Kevin Emerson, Energy Efficiency Program Director, CSPW Challenge, https://scpwchallenge.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Energy Efficiency,
The program, which is run by the Oakland-based nonprofit Beneficial State Foundation, was launched in 2017 with a $5 million CARB grant. The program's ongoing funding is from California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment -- particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.
To date, Beneficial State Foundation has received more than 900 applications and awarded 24 grants.
(Source: California Air Resources Board, 7 Sept., 2018) Contact: CARB, Melanie Turner; Information Officer, (916) 322-2990,
Beneficial State Foundation, Kat Taylor, CEO, Jhana Valentine, (510) 463-6562,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cap-and-Trade, California Air Resources Board,
Funding state programs to meet mitigation goals and to bring resources to help in planning and implementing measures to counter sea level rise and other climate-related impacts. (Source: Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission, Maui News, 9 Sept., 2018) Contact: Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission, www.climateadaptation.hawaii.gov/commission
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
The meeting was attended by representatives of most of the countries party to the Paris agreement, including the US which the Trump administration has promised is pulling out of the pact. (Source: Various Media, Sept. 9, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, COP15, COP24, Climate Change,
Lithium Werks, which supplies battery cells in 50 countries, said the facility will span over 42 acres, with the first building at Technology Base scheduled for completion by the end of 2019.
The East Netherlands Development Agency Oost, together with the municipality of Enschede and the province of Overijssel are supporting the project.(Source: Lithium Werks, Energy Live, 9 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Lithium Werks, www.lithiumwerks.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium Werks,
Morrison noted the NEG's proposal to help the government meet its Paris Agreement pledge was "dead" and his government would focus instead on lowering soaring electricity prices.
Australia is considered one of the world's worst per capita greenhouse gas polluters, and is a heavy user of coal-fired power. Even so, Canberra indicated it would still work to reduce Australia's emissions despite a lack of legislation to enforce the Paris target.
The ruling Liberal-National coalition as well as previous Labor governments have struggled to introduce climate policies over the past decade amid political infighting and turbulence, especially during the term of Tony Abbott who is perhaps best remembered for his
colourful declaration -- "Climate change is a load of CRAP."
(Source: AFP, Australian, Economic Times, 9 Sept., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Australaia, Climate Change,
The Ministry's ruling is based on a 2014 study to test the efficiency of recycled cooking oil for power generation.
The revised law will come into force on January 1 , 2019. (Source: South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy , AJU Business Daily, 10 Sept, 2018) Contact: South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy , english.motie.go.kr
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,
The RDIF and JBICIG Partners -- a subsidiary of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)) under the Russian-Japanese Investment Fund framework -- also have agreed on a $200 million joint project for the construction of a 135,000 tpy woody biomass pellet fuel production plant in the city of Amursk in partnership with the Far Eastern RFP Group and Japanese Prospect Corporation. The project is expected to launch in 2019)
(Source: Russian Direct Investment Fund, UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 10th September, 2018) Contact: Russian Direct Investment Fund, https://rdif.ru/Eng_Index; AEON Energy, +91 44 4960 7700, www.aeonenergy.biz; Marubeni, www.marubeni.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News AEON, Marubeni, Methanol, Woody Biomass, Pellets, ,
The system incorporates Rolls Royce's modular, liquid cooled lithium-ion batteries and can be sized to the exact energy storage and propulsion needs of any ship. Combined with an LNG or diesel powered engine in a hybrid solution, the system will increase efficiency and reduce emissions and can be coupled with most types of propulsion units.
The SAVe Energy system was partially funded by the Norwegian Research Council as part of its ENERGIX program, which supports the efficient use of energy, energy systems, and energy policy, according to the company release.
(Source: Rolls Royce Energy Inc., CleanTechnica, 3 Sept., 2018) Contact: Rolls Royce Energy Inc., Andreas Seth, 740-393-8888 - US Office,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery, Energy Storage,
PACE loans are funded by private lenders and repaid through a voluntary assessment on the property's county tax bill. The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU) will administer the program.
More than $688 million has been invested in clean energy projects nationwide since 2009, according to PACENation,
(Source: Delaware Business Teimes, 5 Sept., 2018)
Contact: PACENation, http://pacenation.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News PACENation, Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, C-PACE, Energy Efficiency,
Energy automation with ecoLinx includes: smart, dynamic weather forecasting; smart, configurable backup power; and intelligent demand control and load shaping that automatically manages the use of clean, stored energy to avoid peak utility rates by integrating with smart devices within the home.
The Sonnen all-in-one ecoLinx features a 15-year system warranty, comes standard with lithium iron phosphate batteries, and is scalable from 10kWh to 20kWh of storage capacity. (Source: Sonnen, CEPro, 4 Sept., 2018)Contact: sonnen Inc., Blake Richetta, US Snr. VP, (310) 853-2404, www.sonnen-batterie.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sonnen, Solar, Energy Storage,
WPD Japan, which entered the Taiwan market in 2003 and the United States in 2007, seeks to develop both on and offshore wind projects in Japan The company presently has installed 2,180 wind turbines in 18 countries with a total installed capacity is over 4,400 MW.
(Source: WDP, Japan External Trade Organization, Sept., 2018)
Contact: WPD Group, 49 (421) 16866-10, www.wpd.de/en/star; Japan External Trade Organization, www.jetro.go.jp/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News WPD Group, Wind, Offshore Wind,
The Florida Future Fund would provide low-interest or interest-free loans and loan guarantees to projects, including investments in parks, the urban tree canopy, clean energy, and smart grids. It would also support energy efficiency upgrades, expand local and regional transportation access, upgrade public transportation systems, and more. Successful implementation of such a fund in Florida could provide a blueprint to other states searching for ways to build resilience to climate change.
Download the Florida Future Fund Report HERE. (Source: Center for American Progress, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: Center for American Progress, Tom Caiazza, (202)-481-7141, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.americanprogress.org;
CLEO Institute, (305) 284-0908, www.cleoinstitute.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News CLEO Institute, Center for American Progress, Limate Change,
Goldwind Australia aims to sell the portfolio in full or part before the end of November, this year.
(Source: Goldwind Australia, Various Media, PV Mag Australia, 5 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Goldwind Energy, +61 (2) 9008 1715, email@example.com, www.goldwindaustralia.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Goldwind, Wind, Solar,
Nearly $6 million was awarded to SUNY campuses to train more workers in the clean energy sector. In addition, a request for proposals (RFP) was made available to all SUNY campuses for grants totaling $9 million to provide apprenticeships, internships, and educational programs and support through industry partnerships.
Of the awarded proposals, SUNY Canton will enhance its Solar Ready Vets program on-site at Fort Drum. Its training provides a micro-credential program in renewable energy specifically for veterans transitioning to civilian life. In another award, the SUNY Maritime Offshore Energy Center will develop a wind operations technician training program.
As part of the $9 million RFP for additional grants, the SUNY system will explore opportunities for partnerships with state and local agencies, including the Department of Labor, NYSERDA, Empire State Development and Industrial Development Agencies.
(Source: Office of NY Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Windpower , Sept., 2018) Contact: Office of NY Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, www.ny.gov/agencies/office-governor; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; SUNY, Kristina Johnson, Chancellor, www.suny.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA, SUNY, Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar,
The UNFCCC is reporting from Bangkok that in n preparation for the upcoming COP24 climate conference meeting this December in Katowice, Poland, world governments are meeting in Bangkok to prepare guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines will make the Paris Agreement work fairly and transparently for all. The Bangkok meeting is the last opportunity before COP24 to accelerate negotiations.
The preparation of an official negotiating text on the implementation guidelines are needed to monitor progress on climate action, including measures to deal with climate impacts and are essential for determining whether emissions are being reduced at a sufficient rate to achieve the Paris Agreement's goals and to make the agreement's institutions fully operational beyond COP24. (Source: UN Environment, 3 Sept, 2018) Contact: UNFCCC, UN Climate Change, +49 228 815 1000, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://unfccc.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News COP24, Paris Climate Agreement, UNFCCC, Climate Change,
innogy SE acquired the Triton Knoll project from its parent company, Frankfort Germany-headquartered RWE and acquired a 50 pct stake from Norwegian renewable energy company Statkraft. In August, innogy sold a 41 pct stake in the project to two Japanese electric utilities, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power.
The project is expected to be commissioned in 2021.(Source: innogy SE, CleanTechnica, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact:
RWE Innogy, Peter Terium, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122 2088, www.rwe.com; Innogy Renewables UK, +44 1793 877777, www.innogy.com/web/cms/en/3708678/innogy-renewables-uk;
MHI Vestas, +81.3.6716.3111, www.mhi.co.jp
More Low-Carbon Energy News Innogy SE, Triton Knoll , Offshore Wind, MHI Vestas,
The pilot facility is designed to capture one tpd of CO2. Like other CO2 capture technologies, the Vienna project also uses nitrogen derivatives (amines) to separate the CO2 from the exhaust gases of combustion processes and thus prevent it from entering the atmosphere and contributing to global warming. However, while currently best available methods use aqueous amine solvents, in this process, the CO2 from the exhaust gas in the multistage fluidiaed bed column will firstly 'dock' onto solid amine-functionalized particles and be redissolved in a second column by heat input.
In the previous laboratory tests, more than 90 pct of the CO2 could be separated from the exhaust gases. The researchers expect to reduce separation costs per ton of CO2 by as much as 25 pct compared to the current best available technology.
(Source: Vienna University of Technology, World Fertilizer, Sept., 2018) Contact: Vienna University of Technology, Dr. Ing. Gerhard Schony, Project Coordinator, www.tuwien.ac.at
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Capture,
The first construction phase will be completed by 2020, with 114 positions being created. As of 2021, the University of Bayreuth will open a new course for bachelors and masters students titled Battery Technology and Battery System Technology. (Source: University of Bayreuth , electrive.com, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: University of Bayreuth, www.uni-bayreuth.de/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery, Energy Storage,
The O-Wind Turbine is a 25cm sphere with geometric vents mounted on a fixed axis. It can be used as a direct source of power or it can be fed into the electricity grid.
According to the designers, the technology can be used for developing on-grid and off-grid alternatives for the urban market as well as for motor homes, boats and other stand-alone applications of various sizes.
(Source: Lancaster University, RE Mag, 5 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Lancaster University, +44 (0) 1524 65201, www.lancaster.ac; James Dyson Award, www.jamesdysonaward.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Wind Turbine,
Another climate law, SB 32, requires California to limit statewide greenhouse gas emissions to 40 pct below 1990 levels by 2030. SB 100 further advances the state's goal to reduce carbon emissions by mandating that 50 pct of the state's energy must come from eligible renewable sources by 2026, increasing to 60 pct by 2030. To reach 100 pct clean energy by 2045, California can also draw upon nuclear, large hydroelectric, and natural gas plants with carbon capture and storage -- all of which do not emit carbon dioxide.
In 2017, about 29 pct of California's electricity was sourced from renewables. Natural gas and coal made up 34 and 4 pct of the state's electric generation in 2017, down from about 46 and 17 pct in 2007.
Download the Solutions Project Renewable Energy Roadmap for California HERE.
California SB110 details are HERE.
(Source: Legal Info, Various Media, Popular Science, Sept., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Renewable Energy,
The soaring summer heat surpassed the record set in 1976 in England and daytime temperatures regularly rose above 30 degrees C across the country in June and July. Sweden recorded its hottest July in over 260 years.
The heatwave which enveloped northern Europe was made twice as likely due to the effects of climate change, according to an international team of scientists from the World Weather Attribution network.
(Source: Opinium Research, The Independent, 3 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Opinium Research, +44 (0) 20 7566 3190, www.opinium.co.uk; World Weather Attribution network, www.worldweatherattribution.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Climate Change,
The app will manage the collection and supply of used cooking oil from food vendors/restaurants and food processing units. The used cooking oil will be supplied to biodiesel plants to convert it into transportation fuel. There are presently two major biodiesel makers based in Gujarat totaling 73,000 tpy capacity.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has set a target of converting about 2.2 million tpy of used cooking oil into biodiesel by 2022.
(Source: Biodiesel Association of India, FPI Business Line, 5 Spt., 2018) Contact: Biodiesel Association of India, Sandeep Chaturvedi, Pres., +91 22 26333477,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, Used Cooking Oil,
As we reported on 20 July, Greenergy acquired Netherlands tank terminal operator Oiltanking's never commissioned and idle biodiesel manufacturing facility in Amsterdam. Greenergy plans to retrofit the facility to process waste oils and expand production capacity.
(Source: Greenergy, Other, Biodiesel, Sept., 2018)
Contact: Greenergy, Andrew Owens, CEO, +44 (0)20 7404 7700, email@example.com, www.greenergy.com; Rexon Energy, www.blueoceanmineraloel.com/en/about-us/rexon-energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Rexon Energy, Greenergy, Biofuel, Biodiesel,
The publication provides policymakers with a comprehensive understanding of the diverse policy options to support the development of renewables across sectors, technologies, country contexts, energy market structures, and policy objectives. The report concludes that despite rapid technology development in renewable energy and energy efficiency, additional measures and more comprehensive policies are needed to achieve the transition to a low carbon, renewable energy economy.
The report includes: general background information; in-depth analysis of status, trends and policies for renewable energy in heating and cooling, transport, and power generation; policies for integrating renewables and transforming power systems.
Download the Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition report
HERE. (Source: IRENA, IISD, August, 2018) Contact:
IRENA, +91 2 417 9000,www.irena.org; Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, www.ren21.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, International Renewable Energy Agency, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century , Renewable Energy,
Led by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration requires cities to: establish a roadmap to reach net zero carbon buildings; develop a suite of supporting incentives and programmes; and report annually on progress. The pledge is part of the World Green Building Councils Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment for Businesses, Cities, States and Regions.
Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver will take extra steps as part of a commitment to owning, occupying and developing only assets that are net-zero carbon by 2030.
These steps include evaluating current energy demand and carbon emissions from municipal buildings, and identifying opportunities for reduction; establishing a roadmap to reach net zero carbon municipal buildings. (Source: C40, HPAC, 6 Sept., 2018) Contact:
C40 Cities, www.c40.org: World Green Building Council, www.worldgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building, Energy Efficiency, World Green Building Council, Net Zero Energy, C40 Cities,
According to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), which regulates the development of fuels, testing guidelines it can take up to 5 years' development to approve a fuel. The tests consume thousands of gallons of fuel and cost nearly $30 million,
a cost that FLORE hopes to reduce.
(Source: Purdue, wlfi.com, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: Purdue University, FLORE, Gozdem Kilaz, Dir., (765) 494-7486, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Purdue University, Biofuel, Clean Fuel,
The company is blaming government "inaction over the future of renewable fuels" as well as high wheat feedstock prices, low bioethanol prices and slow market uptake on biofuels for the impending closure.
In a December 2017 statement, the company noted: "If the (UK) government does not increase the blend level to 9.75 pct and actively support the introduction of E10, the industry will be left in an unsustainable situation with excess capacity and there are likely to be casualties."
(Source: Vivergo, Hull Live, 6 Sept., 2018) )Contact: Vivergo Fuels, +44 01482 700800, www.vivergofuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vivergo Fuels,
The report coverage includes; emerging trends by segments regional Markets; significant changes in Market dynamics & Market overview; market breakdown up to the second or third level; market shares approaches of key players in United States Renewable Fuel Market; current predictable size of United States Renewable Fuel Market from the perspective of both value volumes; and an estimation of recent industry developments and related industry information and statistics.
A Sample of United States Renewable Fuel Market Report is available HERE.
(Source: Market Reports, Aug., 2018) Contact: Market Reports, US +1 424 253 0807 UK +44 (020) 3289 7501, www.marketreportsworld.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel, Biofuel, Biodiesel,
BioMass Solution's mission is to acquire, develop, operate and manage renewable energy facilities in North America that are focused on bringing value to handling large volumes of organic waste. The company focuses on organic solid and waste water to produce next generation biofuels and other organic based products while generating strong financial returns. (Source: BioMass Solutions LLC, Green Car Congress, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: BioMass Solutions, Jacek Chmielewski, 847-208-4171, Jacek.email@example.com, www.biomasssolution.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BioMass Solution , RedRiver Biorefinery,
The 99 MW wind farm is located in the Province of Buenos Aires near Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Nordex will manufacture the 120-meter concrete towers and the wind turbines in Argentina. (Source: Nordex, Sept., 2018) Contact: Nordex, Jose Luis Blanco, CEO, +49 381 6663 3300, www.nordex-online.com; AES Argentina Generacion, +54 336 448-7100,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex, Wind Turbine,
EEG funding for around 6,000 German wind turbines will expire on 1 January 2021. This corresponds to a total installed capacity of approximately 4,500 mw -- sufficient power for around 2.1 million households.
According to current data, around 14,000 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of around 17,000 mw will no longer receive EEG subsidies in the period 2021 to 2026. This corresponds to more than one third of the onshore wind power currently installed in Germany. and, since
wind farms are no longer eligible for EEG subsidies after 20 years, wind farm operators must submit a stability assessment and find alternative sales channels for the electricity.
(Source: Statkraft, PR, 3 Sept., 2018) Contact: Stakraft, +47 24 06 70 00, www.statkraft.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft, Wind,
Researchers from the CICY Renewable Energy Unit collected sargassum, removed the sand and salt, dehydrated it to put it in contact with the fungus Trametes hirsuta, a local microorganism isolated from rotting wood and capable of degrading lignin in these algae.
During the process the fungus breaks down the walls of structures of the macroalgae to leave cellulose and unicellulose which will later pass to a reactor, in which, with the help of climatic conditions and an inoculum (bacterial consortium) will convert the sargasso into methane gas.
(Source: CICY, Notimex, September 3, 2018) Contact:
Center for Cientific Research of Yucatan, Raul Tapia Tussel, Researcher, Dr. Manuel Martinez Estevez,
+999 942 83 30, Ext.353,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas, Algae, Methane,
"Agriculture and forestry are a major source of greenhouse gases, contributing 20 -- 24 pct of all emissions. Livestock, fertilizers and burning biomass all produce greenhouse gases such as methane, nitrous oxide or carbon dioxide, or a combination of these and other gases. Deforestation and forest degradation are also major sources. However, agriculture and forestry can also act as carbon sinks -- plants take up carbon dioxide as they grow and store carbon in the soils. Land use is therefore part of the solution," according to the report.
The 2016-2019 project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by UN Environment was designed to help land management projects to evaluate their 'carbon benefits'. These can accrue in different land-use scenarios and ecosystems across the globe.
Download Learning to Use the Land so it Produces Fewer Greenhouse Gases report details
HERE. (Source: UN Environment, 3 Sept., 2018) Contact: UN Environment, www.unenvironment.org; GEF, www.thegef.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Sink, Greenhouse Gas, GHGs, Global Environment Facility ,
According to the company's NZ CEO Alistair Davis, Toyota has a long-term plan by 2050 to reduce emissions from its fleet and activities worldwide by 90 pct. Davis also noted that:
The tender is being held under the framework of the Zambian REFiT Strategy, an initiative developed with the support of German development bank, KFW.
The REFiT program aims to initially tender up to 100 MW of PV and envisages the deployment of 200 MW small- and medium-scale renewable energy projects, up to a maximum size of 20 MW. Eligible renewables include solar PV, hydro, geothermal, biomass, waste energy and wind power.
The Department of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the African Development Bank has issued an expression of interest to arrange debt financing for the five 20 MW IPP solar projects.
The Zambian government is aiming to deploy 500 MW of solar PV over the next few years.
(Source: Zambia Ministry of Energy, PV Mag, September 3, 2018) Contact: Zambia Ministry of Energy, www.mewd,gov.zm; African Development Bank, Amadou Hott, VP Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, +225 2026 3900, www.afdb.org/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, African Development Bank,
In order to simplify the Mass Save program process and encourage greater East Boston neighborhood participation, NOAH has teamed up with Mass Save, the City of Boston and Boston ABCD to launch a pilot program to increase participation.
The Mass Save program, which is open to homeowners and renters, includes a no-cost energy audit and report that makes it easy to improve a home's energy efficiency.
Mass Save will also install energy-saving products such as ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs; advanced power strips; low-flow showerheads; faucet aerators; and programmable thermostats or discounted wireless thermostats, all at no cost to home owners and renters.
Program participants may also qualify for additional offers, rebates, and incentives for insulation, energy eficient HVAC and others based on the Home Energy Assessment report and household income levels. (Source: East Boston Times Free Press, 4 Sept., 2018) Contact: Mass Save, www.masssave.com; NOAH, (617) 567-5882, www.noahcdc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mass Save, Energy Efficiency,
The UGI EE&C program, which is designed to achieve lower energy usage and lower overall costs for customers, includes residential customer rebates for fuel switching from electric to natural gas for heating, water heating and clothes drying and a recycling program for inefficient appliances. Commercial customers are eligible for rebates for combined heat and power projects, as well as custom projects such a lighting retrofits.
Reading, Penna.-based UGI Utilities is a natural gas and electric utility serving 700,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. (Source: Misericordia University, UGI, PR, 4 Sept., 2918) Contact: UGI, www.ugi.com; Misericordia University, (570) 674-6400, www.misericordia.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News UGI Utilities , Energy Efficiency, LED Light,
The order includes the supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 46 V126-3.45 MW turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 service, operations and maintenance agreement.
EKF Denmark's Export Credit is backing the project with a €140 million export loan.
Turbine delivery is expected between Q2 and Q3 of 2019. Project completion and commissioning is expected between Q3 2019 and Q1 2020. (Source: Vestas, NA Windpower, 4 Sept., 2018)Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; Parc Eolien Taiba N'Diaye, http://lekela.com/about-us/senegal-taiba-ndiaye
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas, Wind Turbine,
The CSRD began tracking and reporting its carbon emissions in 2010.
In 2007-2008, CSRD became a signatory to the BC Climate Action Charter, along with 182 other local governments.
The CSRD has also been recognized numerous times for its commitment to achieving the goals of the Climate Action Charter and for its nationally recognized Salmon Arm Landfill Gas Capture Project.
Additionally, the CSRD has been working on improving fleet management and incorporating carbon neutral initiatives into its planning exercises. (Source: Revelstoke Review, 4 Sept., 2018)
Contact: BC Municipalities Green Communities Committee, www.toolkit.bc.ca/green-communities-committee-working-group-membership; CSRD, www.csrd.bc.ca; BC Climate Action Charter, www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/climate-change/local-governments
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Neutral, Carbon Footprintn Neutral,
Participants at the forum, called Pathways to Climate-Resilient Decarbonized Critical Infrastructure in the 21st Century, will examine critical infrastructure, prioritizing climate change mitigation and adaptation, challenges and opportunities for scaling up private investments in climate-resilience, and the insurance industry's role as underwriters, risk managers and investors.
Invited guests include government officials and political leaders, chief investment officers and chief risk officers from the global re/insurance and financial sectors, as well as senior officials of international development banks and the United Nations.
(Source: Intact Financial Corporation, Insurance & Investment Journal, 4 Sept., 2018) Contact: Sun Life Financial, www.sunlife.ca;
Intact Financial Corporation, www.intactfc.com; The Geneva Association, www.genevaassociation.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,