A separate 2017 Distributed Wind Market Report, prepared by DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, highlights the following:
A third report, the 2017 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Update, prepared by the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory, found the following:
Report details are HERE. (Source: DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office, Aug., 2018) Contact: DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office. www.energy.gov/eere/wind/wind-energy-technologies-office
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The town presently leases its streetlights from Central Hudson.
Out of 129 streetlights, Central Hudson has already converted 26 to longer lasting and more energy efficient LEDs, which are expected to save the town approximately $24,000 in energy costs per year.Pat Courtney Strong of the Mid-Hudson Streetlight Consortium.
Total materials and labor will cost the town $89,610.53, according to NYPA estimates.
(Source: hv1, 25 Aug., 2018) Contact: NYPA
Mid-Hudson Streetlight Consortium, (845) 331-2238, http://courtneystrong.com/mid-hudson-street-light-consortium-team; Town Of Woodstock NY, https://townwoodstock.digitaltowpath.org:10111/content
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light, Street Light, NYPA,
The fifth annual U.S. Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE and Maastricht University analyzed green certified office space across America's 30 largest metros, and found the highest in the index's history at 41 pct of market totals. "Green" office buildings hold either an EPA ENERGY STAR® label, USGBC LEED certification or both. According to the report, 11.5 pct of all buildings surveyed are ENERGY STAR labeled, while 5.0 pct of buildings are LEED certified, both at all-time highs for the five-year study.
According to the report, 69.8 pct of the office buildings in Chicago are market certified green and 265 buildings are green. San Francisco claimed the second spot with 64 pct of all space green certified, and Atlanta maintained the third spot with more than 58 pct. Los Angeles and Minneapolis claimed fourth and fifth place respectively.
In 2019, the city plans to implement the Chicago Energy Rating System, to make energy use information for large buildings easily accessible while encouraging additional energy savings. If all buildings with ENERGY STAR scores below 90 were to improve their scores by only 10 points to earn one additional star in the new Rating, buildings would see savings of over $70 million per year.
In April 2017, the Mayor announced that by 2025 all Chicago public buildings will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. That transition means that eight percent of the city-wide electricity load or 1.8 billion KWh will come from clean and renewable sources. This follows the 2013 commitment that the City made to eliminating coal from its electricity supply. (Source: City of Chicago, PR, Prairies State Wire, 23 Aug., 2018) Contact:
City of Chicago Mayor's Press Office,
email@example.com; CBRE, David Pogue, VP Global Client Care,
CBRE U.S. Green Building Adoption Index, https://www.cbre.com/about/corporate-responsibility/pillars/environmental-sustainability/green%20building%20adoption%20index, www.cbre.com; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC LEED, CBRE Group, Green Building, Energy Efficiency,
The project, which is reportedly the largest single-rooftop solar project in the MENA region, is constructed on a turnkey basis by Jordan's IMG Solar and is expected to generate 5,000,000 kWh of electricity per year.
(Source: JA Solar, ME Construction News, 26 Aug., 2018) Contact: JA Solar Holdings, www.jasolar.com;IMG Solar
IMG Solar, www.facebook.com/IMGsolar
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According to The Environmental Impact of Trump Tower -- No LEED, a report by the Urban Green Council, the average Energy Star scores for residential and office buildings in New York City are 60 and 75, respectively. In 2015, Trump Tower's last recorded year available on public record, the building received an Energy Star score of 48 out of 100, which means the tower is in the bottom half of its category for energy conservation. (Eleven of his 15 properties at the time fell below 50.) As president, Trump has asked Congress to eliminate $42 million in federal funding for the ENERGY STAR program, which is led by the EPA.
According to a 2015 study by the Alliance for a Greater New York, Trump Tower uses more energy than 93 pct of other large residential buildings in New York City. In 2018, HuffPost also reported the tower's average energy use intensity is 208, while the average office building uses 186. Luxury properties in New York, which include the tower, make up 2 pct of buildings in the city but produce nearly 50 pct of its climate-altering emissions.
Download ALIGNNY details, Climate Works for All Report HERE.
(Source: ALIGNNY, MIC, 25 Aug., 2018) Contact: Align New York, (646) 676-4300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alignny.org; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov/updates, www.energystar.gov; Urban Green Council, (212) 514-9385, www.urbangreencouncil.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Carbon Footprint, Trump Tower, ENERGY STAR,
The 2017 figures show that the 2,950 companies that submitted their usage figures used 97,573 toe, which represents 42 pct of domestic energy consumption. Only 9,653 toe of this derived from new and renewable energy produced directly. This can be blamed on the fact that there are basically no related tax penalties or regulations, despite the fact that companies' energy consumption is directly proportional to the greenhouse gas emissions for which they are responsible under the country's cap-and-trade system.
Under the cap-and-trade system regulations, companies are required to either produce 5 pct of their total power through renewable energy facilities or to make up the shortfall by buying renewable energy certificates (REC) from producers of renewable energy. The mandatory supply ratio goes up one percentage point each year and is set to reach 10 pct by 2023. (Source: Korea Energy Management Corporation, HANKYOREH, 26 Aug.,2018)
Contact: Korea Energy Management Corporation, www.kemco.or.kr/new_eng/pg01/pg01010000.asp
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The biofuel for the flight was developed and tested by Dehradun-based CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum. SpiceJet's biofuel is a mix of the oil extracted from the seeds of Jatropha plant and regular aviation turbine fuel, the airline said. (Source: SpiceJet, NDTV, DNA, 27 Aug., 2018) Contact: CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, +91 135 252 5722, www.iip.res.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aviation Biofuel, Jet Biofuel, Jatropha biofuel,
In this strategic partnership, Energy Professionals will offer RadiusPoint clients: energy analysis based on business objectives and risks; energy efficiency and monitoring to help conserve energy; energy procurement; planning, implementing, and monitoring activities of utilities, and others.
RadiusPoint will provide Energy Professionals client's the ability to track and store utility data to ensure on-time payments while comparing against activities for vacant cost recovery utilizing RadiusPoint's intelligent Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), ExpenseLogic™.
(Source: RadiusPoint, PR, Aug., 2018)
Contact: RadiusPoint, Sharon Watkins, CEO; TSG Enterprises LLC (dba RadiusPoint), Savanna Chrostowski,
407-657-4169, schrostowski@RadiusPoint.com, www.radiuspoint.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RadiusPoint, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
Those conditions of approval specify the types of raw material the company can bring in and process. The company must also develop and follow plans to monitor air quality, groundwater, noise levels and the effects of flaring and lighting on birds as well as create a map of species at risk in the project area. The company must also create a contingency plan for accidents. All of the conditions must be met before the company can apply for the industrial approval necessary for operations startup.
When fully operational, the plant
will produce both synthetic kerosene for onsite use, and about 9,000 lpd of synthetic diesel which will be sold. (Source: Sustane Technologies, CBC, 25 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Sustane Technologies, Peter Vinall, CEO, (902) 200-1642, email@example.com, www.sustane.co
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sustane Technologies,
The 82 MW facility is the Pacific Hydro's first wind farm in Chile and the first wind farm financed by China State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) in the South American country.
Punta Sierra wind farm incorporates 32 Goldwind turbines of 2.55 MW and will offset 100,000 tpy of CO2 while supplying sufficient energy for approximately 130,000 homes per year. (Source: Pacific Hydro, Santiago Times, 25 Aug., 2018) Contact: Pacific Hydro, http://pacifichydro.com/english/projects/chile/punta-sierra-wind-farm;
China State Power Investment Corporation, www.spic.com.cn/overview.htm
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Trump's proposal aims to replace the Obama administration's signature effort to slow global warming by limiting emissions from coal-fired power plants. To that end, Trump's plan broadly increases each individual state's authority to decide how to regulate coal plants, the reasoning being that states that are heavily into coal and other fossil fuels will legislate favorably toward its fossil fuel industries.
Wheeler claims carbon emissions would continue decreasing under Trump's plan, albeit, not as quickly as under Obama's plan which Trump claims was tantamount to a "war on Coal." The Trump administration has acknowledged that the increased emissions from aging coal plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the U.S. billions of dollars. (Source: Various Media, LEX 18, 25 Aug., 2018) Contact: EPA, Andrew Wheeler, Administrator, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_R._Wheeler
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal, Clean Coal, Clean Power Plan, Trump,
The new EPA Affordable Clean Energy Rule proposal would give states leeway on whether to limit emissions and by how much and allow older power plants to operate longer.
Xcel has coal plant operations in Becker, Minn. It has three units working and one united scheduled to be retired in 2023 and another in 2026.
Since 2005 Xcel has reduced carbon emissions 33 pct in the Upper Midwest -- a level that is ahead of the former U.S. commitment under the Paris Agreement. Xcel projects a 50 pct reduction in emissions by 2022.
The company's current Upper Midwest energy mix is 58 pct carbon free -- 29 pct nuclear, 18 pct wind, 10 pct other renewables and 1 percent solar. The remaining mix is 30 pct coal and 12 pct natural gas. the company notes.
By 2022, Xcel projects the Upper Midwest numbers to be 76 pct carbon free.
(Source: Xcel Energy, 24 Aug., 2018) Contact: Xcel Energy, Frank Prager, VP Policy and Federal Affairs, www.xcelenergy.com
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Boral Timber's $1.2 million study will explore the technical and financial viability of establishing a biorefinery using innovative technology, which would see biofuels derived from waste sawmill residues from its Herons Creek sawmill.
According to the company, the proposed $50 million plant could process up to 50,000 tpy of waste sawmill residue into transport-grade renewable diesel and bitumen. (Source: ARENA, 27 Aug., 2018)
Contact: ARENA, Ivor Frischknecht, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://arena.gov.au;
Boral Limited, www.boral.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News ARENA, Woody Biomass, Biomass-to-Fuel,
Forest City and 10 other companies earned Gold landlord recognition as part of the Green Lease Leaders program, which recognizes innovative companies and real estate practitioners who manage high-performance buildings through energy efficiency and sustainability. The company also was one of nearly 50 organizations to be recognized as part of ENERGY STAR's Charter Tenant Space program, which was designed to strengthen landlord-tenant relationships and shared commitment to energy efficiency.
Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $7.9 billion in consolidated assets. The company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of office, apartment and mixed-use real estate nationwide.
(Source: Forest City Realty Trust, Inc., PR, 22 Aug., 2018) Contact: Forest City Realty Trust, David LaRue , CEO, www.forestcity.net; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov/updates, www.energystar.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification, Green Building, ENERGY STAR,
The ban is a part of the final stage of the EU energy rules directive (EC 244/2009) that has banns less efficient light sources, with the aim of improving energy efficiency and cutting the carbon footprint across the EU. The EU banned the traditional incandescent light bulbs in 2009.
According to lighting industry giant Philips, consumers can expect savings of up to £112 a year from the switchover because LEDs last much longer than halogens and use far less power. (Source: Indian Express, Philips, Guardian, 23 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light, Energy Efficiency,
Under the $515,960 Energy Services Agreement, Ameresco guaranteed an annual energy savings to the County through 2028. Funding for the project was complemented with a $250,000 Clean Tennessee Energy Grant and over $20,000 in utility rebates and rate savings. Energy efficiency improvements included high efficiency LED lighting and lighting controls, new windows and doors, HVAC and boiler control upgrades at the Courthouse, County Library, Courthouse Annex, Administrative Building, and three EMS Facilities which provide ambulatory services.
(Source: Ameresco, PR, 23 Aug., 2018) Contact: Ameresco (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com
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In New Zealand's building energy ratings are voluntary while neighboring Australia has had a mandatory building energy ratings system since since 2009.
A 2015 Australian report -- Commercial Building Disclosure -- estimated $44 million in energy savings and $168 million in energy rating system.
(Source: New Zealand Green Building Council, Stuff, 23 Aug., 2018) Contact: New Zealand Green Building Council, +64 9 379 3996, www.nzgbc.org.nz
More Low-Carbon Energy News New Zealand Green Building Council , Green Building, Energy Efficiency,
"Is there a tipping point for climate change? I don't know. The planet's incredibly resilient. So what do I feel about it? Well, my feeling is the planet ... you can kick it in the butt really, really hard, and it will come back." -- Former University of Oklahoma meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier -- President Trump's nominee to be the top White House science and technology adviser
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
The $140 million Net Power demo plant was developed without federal funding and is currently undergoing testing and validation. The plant is based the Allam Cycle, which uses a new, first-of-kind commercial-scale turbine and combustor developed by Toshiba specifically for the process. The Allam Cycle eliminates most emissions from natural gas power generation without scrubbers by using CO2 as a working fluid mixed with natural gas or syngas to drive a combustion turbine.
Net Power LLC is a joint venture team that includes 8 Rivers Capital, which owns the patent for the Allam Cycle, McDermott International, and Exelon.
New CCS projects like Net Power could benefit from an expanded CCS tax credit approved by Congress earlier this year. Companies that capture carbon can earn a tax credit of between $35 to $50 per ton, more than double a previous CCS credit and free of a cap on the credit, according to Energy News. (Source: NetPower LLC, Energy News Record, Aug., 2018) Contact: NET Power, Charlie Bowser, Pres., (919) 667-1800, www.netpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Net Power, CCS, Carbon Capture, CO2, Carbon Emissions,
The Toolkit provides guidance and resources for communities seeking to develop solar projects on underutilized properties such as landfills and brownfields and supports recent revisions to the NY-Sun Megawatt Block Program which provides financial incentives for developing solar projects in those areas.
The New York Solar Guidebook is designed to help municipalities and officials engage in informed decision making about the potential benefits, effects and impact on the community's character that renewable energy projects may bring. It contains tools, step-by-step instructions, and information about solar project permitting, inspection, property taxes, land leases and more. Aditionally, NYSERDA offers free technical assistance to help municipalities implement the policies and practices for becoming solar-ready communities.
The Empire State presently has more than 1,300 MW of installed and operating solar capacity, or enough to power approximately 229,000 homes, and is rapidly adding more every day.
Download the New York Solar guide book details HERE.
(Source: NYSERDA, Aug., 2018) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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Under a lease agreement, Vivint Solar designs and installs a residential solar energy system for no upfront cost and the homeowner-customer customer pays a fixed monthly amount that is usually less than their local utility fee. On average, Vivint Solar customers save up to 20 pct relative to their current utility rates.
The lease includes allnecessary permitting, installation and maintenance.
(Source: Vivint Solar, PR, 23 Aug., 2018) Contact: Vivint Solar, Helen Langan, Communications, (385) 202-6577, email@example.com, www.vivintsolar.com, www.vivintsolar.com/state/florida
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According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), Illinois currently only generates 0.7 pct of its electricity from solar. While he Illinois Power Agency aims to source 25 pct of the state's energy from renewables by 2025, the state is currently ranked 33rd among states in terms of solar growth.
(Source: Sunnova Energy, CleanTechnica, 22 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Sunnova Energy, (281) 985-9900, www.sunnova.com
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Neste also reports it will continue renewable jet fuel production as planned and volumes will increase year-on-year. With the company's planned additional 1 million ton renewable product capacity in Singapore, renewable jet fuel production is estimated to increase significantly by 2022.
Under the umbrella of Neste Green Hub, Neste continues efforts linked to the reduction of CO2 emissions in aviation and to support the objectives set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for carbon-neutral growth in aviation from 2020.
Neste Green Hub connects key stakeholders and creates a platform where airports, solutions providers, airlines, authorities, local community and passengers all unite and contribute to more sustainable traveling. Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel is an essential element in the Green Hub initiative. (Source: Neste, euronews, 22 Aug., 2018) Contact: Neste, Kaisa Hietala, Executive VP, Renewable Products, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste, Jet Biofuel, Aviation Biofuel,
The three-day event, which is expecting 240 corporate exhibitors, will mark the first time for the Korean company to take part in the trade fair in South America which is an optimal market for solar power generation given its abundant sunlight and long sunshine hours.
Hanwha Q Cells plans to expand its presence in the local PV market from large power plants to residential and commercial use. (Source: Hanwha, Maeil Business News Korea, Aug., 2018)
Contact: Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com/en/about_hanwha.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hanwha Q Cells, Solar,
As previously reported, the Company will be following a staggered approach to adding biomass (garbage) by adding increasing amounts of feedstock until the optimal mix is achieved. Once sufficient raw distillate is produced, the next stage will be to remove the sulphur and to separate the distillate into naphtha, kerosene and diesel. The company anticipates its first sale will be in mid-fall of 2018.
As Cielo progresses through the current commissioning stage, modifications to both design and construction intended to improve the processes continue to be made. Originally, the Company's plan for Phase I was to build a refinery targeting a nominal production rate of 356 lph. The company reports that continued improvements have increased targeted outputs to between 500 and 1,000 lph for Phase I. The completion of Phase I (i.e. the current commissioning stage) is expected to be completed by early fall of 2018, and construction costs for Phase I are expected to total between $4.5 million to $5.0 million.
(Source: Cielo Waste Solutions Corp., PR, 23 Aug., 2018) Contact:
Cielo Waste Solutions Corp., Don Allan, President & CEO, (403) 348-2972 Ext. 101,
Michael Yeung, CFA, VP, Business Development & Capital Markets,
(403) 348-2972 Ext. 103, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cielows.com
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Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said: "Our government continues to invest in innovative research and we are proud to support this carbon capture technology, setting Canadian companies on the path to a clean industrial revolution, leading the transformation of our energy future and creating good jobs for the middle class." (Source: Natural Resources Canada, CO2 Solutions, 23 Aug., 2018)Contact: CO2 Solutions, Evan Price, CEO, (418) 842-3456, email@example.com, www.co2solutions.com; Natural Resources Canada, (343) 292-6100, www.nrcan.gc.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2 Solutions, Carbon Capture, Natural Resources Canada,
The codes would include design instructions like what sort of bricks to use and how rooms should be planned. For the new residential code, the BEE energy conservation building code for commercial buildings and complexes will be "fine tuned" for residential applications.
BEE notes it has been working with household equipment manufacturers including air-conditioner makers to bring down domestic and commercial power consumption. It hopes to achieve power savings of 40 GW by 2030 with the help of stricter conservation norms for ACs. (Source: Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Economic Times India, Aug., 2018) Contact: Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency, www.beeindia.gov.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Energy Consumption,
The orcanization's Merle Anderson Award is given to individuals who display unmatched dedication to ACE and the domestic ethanol industry. This year's award winner was Owen Jones, long time ACE Board Member representing Full Circle Ag of Britton, South Dakota. The ACE Grassroots Award went to Dale Tolifson representing the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company.
Jetz Convenience Centers of Milwaukee won the Paul Dana Marketing Vision award and
Ken Anderson of Brownfield Ag News scored the Media Excellence Award,
(Source: American Coalition for Ethanol, 22 August, 2018) Contact: American Coalition for Ethanol, Brian Jennings, CEO, Ron Lamberty, VP, (605) 334-3381, https://ethanol.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Coalition for Ethanol,
The carbon reduction programme is a data-driven approach to building operations and maintenance aimed at optimizing energy efficiencies for customers including CBRE and Landsec. Additionally, the group's offsite manufacturing capabilities are cutting site carbon emissions by up to 80 pct. NG Bailey's 2018 Responsibility Report notes that over the past five years the company has:
As proposed, NEXT Energy would construct a new site on an 80 acre port-owned property and, when fully operational, employ about 210 Columbia County area workers at an average wage of $78,000. The company also claims it would not seek tax concessions from the county.
The plant would produce "second generation advanced biofuel" made from renewable feedstock like vegetable oils, animal fats and used cooking oil.
The feedstock and finished fuel product would be shipped in and out by barge, according to the project proposal.
(Source: NEXT Energy, Columbia County Spotlight, 23 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel, NEXT Energy, Jet Biofuel, Biodiesel ,
The report projects the demand for fuel ethanol, the largest segment, to see marginal annual declines through 2022. Losses will stem from ethanol having reached a "blendwall", about 10 pct of ethanol-mixed gasoline, coupled with declining gasoline consumption.
The report forecasts to 2022 US motor vehicle biofuels demand and production in gallons segmented by type -- fuel ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, and others. The report also includes: total historical market size and industry output; segmentation by products and markets; identification of market drivers, constraints, and key indicators; segment-by-segment outlook in five-year forecasts; and a survey of the supply base.
Download Motor Vehicle Biofuels: United States report detail HERE.
(Source: Fredonia Focus Reports, Aug., 2018) Contact: Fredonia Focus Reports,
440.684.9600, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fedoniagroup.com
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The facility, which will be built on an 11-acre plot north of Simplot, received more than $56,000 in incentives from the Grand Forks City Council.
The Grand Forks County Commission also approved a resolution to help the business sell $80 million in bonds, which will go toward the project.
The plant is slated to come online in the winter 2019. (Source: BioMass Solutions, Grand Forks Herald, 20 Aug., 2018) Contact: BioMass Solutions, Jacek Chmielewski, 847-208-4171, Jacek.email@example.com, www.biomasssolution.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Beet Ethanol, Ethanol, BioMass Solutions,
FIE claims the subsidy and the burning of peat at government owned Bord na Mona's Edenderry power station and two ESB facilities in the Midlands is leading to significant increases in greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the price of biomass to home users, thus increasing the burning of more fossil fuels.
The group argues that the continued co-firing of biomass comes despite the recommendations of the Climate Change Advisory Council that the Government resources should not support measures that lead to increases in emissions.
The expert body concluded that the biomass subsidy for peat power plants is an "environmentally harmful" subsidy that is responsible for higher emissions levels at a "direct cost to the nation." (Source: GREEN NEWS.ie, 21 Aug., 2018)Contact: Bord na Mona Plc, Mike Quinn, CEO, Patrick Madigan, Bioenergy Division, +353 45 439000, www.bordnamona.ie; Friends of the Irish Environment, www.friendsoftheirishenvironment.org
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The project will incorporate 239 wind turbines spread over 60,000 acres and will generate 478 mw of power. The project, which is expected to be complete by June, 2019, will generate sufficient power for
168,000 homes. (Source: XCEL, Plainsview Herald, 17 Aug., 2018)Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News XCEL Energy, Wind,
Following an extensive year-long testing procedure at the U.S. Concrete National Research Laboratory in San Jose, Central Concrete committed to a first phase roll-out which includes installing the CarbonCure Technology in its seven West Bay plants. This roll-out enables Central Concrete to further reduce the carbon footprint of its concrete mixes, and further solidify the concrete producer's reputation as a clear leader in concrete sustainability.
The CarbonCure Technology introduces recycled CO2 into concrete during its production in order to help concrete producers realize manufacturing efficiencies and reduce their carbon footprint, without impacting the concrete's properties or quality.
CarbonCure's technology , which chemically "mineralizes" waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete, is presently being used by over 100 concrete producers to reduce concrete's carbon footprint, create new production cost savings and gain a competitive sales advantage. (Source: Carbon Cure, PR, 21 Aug., 2018) Contact: CarbonCure, Robert Niven, CEO, (902) 442-4020, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carboncure.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CarbonCure Technologies, CO2,
The project will incorporate 90, MHI Vestas' V164-9.5 MW wind turbines and is expected to come online in 2021/22.
When fully operational, Triton Knoll will generate sufficient electric power for 800,000 UK households. (Source: innogy, Nikkei Asian Review, 16 Aug., 2018)Contact: J Power, +81 3 3546 2211, www.jpower.co.jp; Kansai Electric Power Co., +81.6.6441.8821, www.kepco.co.jp; innogy Renewables UK, +44 1793 877777, www.innogy.com/web/cms/en/3708678/innogy-renewables-uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News innogy renewables, innogy, Offshore Wind,
Indonesia is the world's largest palm oil producer but as previously reported palm oil
gets a bad rap in the EU and the US due primarily to environmental concerns. The EU plans to
phase out use of palm oil in transport fuels from 2030 due to concerns over high indirect greenhouse gas emissions, while the US levied a 341 pct anti-dumping tariff on Indonesian biodiesels in April.
The US has reportedly responded "positively" to the Indonesian thinly veiled "request." (Source: Various Media, Reuters, 21 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Palm Oil, Aviation Biouel,
When fully online, the wind farm will deliver around 530,000MWh hours of relectric power -- sufficient power for about 75,000 north Queensland homes over a 20-year period, according to a company statement.
RATCH-Australia is an independent power producer in Australia and owns an increasing portfolio of power generation assets, generating more than 815 MW as of Apr 2014. These consist of ownership, or an interest in gas power stations and wind farms around Australia.
RATCH-Australia is an unlisted public company incorporated in Australia and owned by the major Thai power generation company, Ratchaburi Electricity Generation Holding PCL (RATCH). (Source: Ratch Australia, RENew Economy, 21 Aug., 2018) Contact: Ratch Australia, Anthony Yeates, Business Dev., 02 8913 9400, www.ratchaustralia.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Australia Wind,
The change over is expected to cut fleet emissions to 50 pct below 2007 levels by the end of 2019.
It will also help the city achieve goals from its Renewable City Strategy and Greenest City Action Plan to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy. (Source: City of Vancouver Fleet, GreenCar Congress, 21 Aug., 2018)
Contact: City of Vancouver, Fleet Manager, https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/green-fleets.aspx
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Diesel,
The program will allow a landowner or tenant who is dissatisfied by the response of a wind energy company related to reclamation of their property to work with a Department of Agriculture ombudsman. The ombudsman can then evaluate the site, contact the wind company and work to resolve the issues in a timely manner.
The program, which was developed in cooperation with the North Dakota Public Service Commission, which regulates wind farms,
aims to provide educational outreach to help landowners before they sign agreements with wind companies.
(Source: North Dakota Department of Agriculture, Bismark Tribune, 21 Aug., 2018 Contact: North Dakota Department of Agriculture, Doug Goehring, Commissioner, (701) 328-2231,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,
Acterra will sell, install and service Lely Aircon's three turbine models, including the Lely Aircon 30, which has earned praised in Europe for its low noise, ease of maintenance and high energy yields, says Lely.
(Source: Lely Aircon BV,, NA Wind Power, 20 Aug., 2018) Contact: Lely Aircon, Andreas Aschoff, GM, +49 491 454100, www.lelyaircon.com/de; Acterra, Tad Cooper, Pres., 319.377.6357, www.acterragroup.com
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The Carbon Tracker Initiative is a team of financial specialists making climate risk real in today's capital markets.
The EU ETS is the 28-member trading bloc's flagship emissions reduction tool. According to Carbon Tracker the EU ETS has been the hottest commodity market in the world over the last 16 months, with the price of European carbon allowances (EUAs) up 310 pct since May 2017, 120 pct since the start of the year.
Carbon Tracker expects that, as a reaction, carbon prices are likely to rise to levels that trigger fuel-switching from coal to gas in Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, following in the footsteps of the UK.
(Source: Carbon Tracker, EURACTIV, 20 Ag., 2018)Contact: Carbon Tracker, www.carbontracker.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU ETS, Carbon Tracker, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Credit,
India, the world's third-largest energy consumer after the US and China, aims to achieve 175GW of clean energy capacity by 2022 as part of its global climate change commitments. Its plan to add 100GW of solar capacity by 2022 includes 40 GW from rooftop projects. (Source: Fotowatioo, LIVEMINT, 21 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, www.frv.com/en
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The Tech Park will be a "connector" organization for the American-Made Solar Prize which is directed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and funded by the U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office.
As many as 52 companies can win prize money from the competition, with prizes ranging between three levels that are differentiated by how close the product is to market. (Source: University of Arizona, PR, 20 Aug., 2018) Contact: University of Arizona Tech Park, Bruce Wright, VP, https://techparks.arizona.edu; DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office
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To date more than 76,000 new LED smart streetlight fixtures have been installed as part of the four-year modernization program implemented by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT). Upon completion, the program will have replaced 270,000 of the city's outdated High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights. The city is also installing a citywide lighting management system that will alert the City when lights need service.
The switch to LEDs is expected to slash the city's streetlight electricity costs by more than half for a savings of $100 million over 10 years. The switch to LEDs is also expected to qualify for as much as $35 million in ComEd energy efficiency rebates.
The program, which was procured by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) in coordination with CDOT and the Department of Innovation and Technology, will be implmented by Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco Inc. (Source: City of Chicago, PR, 21 Aug., 2018) Contact: Chicago Smart Lighting Program, http://chicagosmartlighting.org
The South African Treasury expects the carbon tax to help reduce emissions and help restructure the economy to be less emissions-intensive. The bill is currently before a Parliamentary committee.
Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company that leverages its technologies and expertise in 33 countries. The company develops and commercialises technologies, and builds and operates world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product stream, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity. (Source: Sasol, Fin24, 20 Aug., 2018) Contact: Sasol, Stephen Cornell, Pres., CEO, +27 10 344 5000,
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