The report notes that another six offshore wind farms are currently under construction and another 12 new offshore wind projects are at the final investment decision stage.
WindEurope boasts 400-plus members including turbine manufacturers, component suppliers, wind energy developers and electric power producers and suppliers. (Source: WindEurope, Reuters, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact: WindEurope, Giles Dickson, CEO, +32 2 213 1890,
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PPS will retain
around 70 employees involved in the wafering technology portfolio at the thun facility which Meyer Burger will rent to PPS on a long term basis. (Source: Meyer Burger, PV Tech, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact: Meyer Burger, Hans Brandle, CEO, +41 33 221 28 00, email@example.com, www.meyerburger.com; Precision Surfacing Solutions, www.precision-surface.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Meyer Burger, Solar, Solar Wafer ,
The new courses, which began last week, will provide instruction in the basics of wind power, offshore wind turbines, and the development of offshore wind projects.
The cirriculum will focus on how wind power works, the logistics of building a wind power project, and the details of planning a wind power installation. There will also be information specific to the United States market including permitting, environmental assessments, and working with local suppliers.
Technical information on contracts, feasibility studies, logistics and more will be taught by instructors from the Danish Energy and Climate Academy. Other courses under development will address topics including engineering, financing and construction planning. (Source: University of Delaware, Clean Technica, 6 Feb., 2019) Contact: University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration, Willett Kempton, John Madsen, (302) 831-2792, www.udel.edu; Energy and Climate Academy of Denmark, www.dbdh.dk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,
The new plant is slated to begin production in Q1 2019.
(Source: Pacific BioEnergy Corp., Biomass Mag., 6 Feb., 2019) Contact: Pacific BioEnergy, John Stirling, Pres., 604.602.1099,
604.602.1089 - fax, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pacificbioenergy.ca; Skeena BioEnergy, Roger Keery, VP, Rick Harris, VP Sales & Marketing, www.skeenasawmills.com/bioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Skeena Sawmills, Pacific BioEnergy, Wood Pellet, Woody Biomas,
"Despite the recent drop in gasoline prices, gas prices remain extremely volatile and we continue to send more than $200 billion per year to OPEC and other nations for oil," said Mark Bentley, Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition's executive director. "We are going to Washington to help our representatives understand that Alabama and the United States must aggressively expand our use of alternatives to petroleum-based fuel if we are to stabilize gas prices, decrease our reliance on foreign oil and maintain and create domestic jobs in the transportation energy industry."
There are approximately 1.8 million alternative fuel vehicles currently on the road in the United States and nearly 70,000 alternative fueling stations, according to the US DOE. (Source: Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, Alabama Reporter, 7 Jan., 2019) Contact: Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, Mark Bentley, (205) 402-2755, www.alabamacleanfuels.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, Alternative Fuel,
The legislation is inline with the government's commitment to lower transportation emissions over the next decade.
(Source: Gov. of Finland, Various Media, EnergyLIve, 7 Feb., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel Blend, Biofuel Vehicles,
In broad strokes, the Green New Deal 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. Specifically, the Green Deal calls for:
The non-binding, Green New Deal framework basically combines big climate-change-related ideas with a wish list of progressive economic proposals that, taken together, would touch nearly every American and overhaul the economy.
Download the complete Green New Deal proposal HERE. (Source: Various Sources, NPR, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact:
Sen. Ed Markey, 617-565-8519, www.markey.senate.gov;
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 929-388-6141, Twitter
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green New Deal, Carbon Emissions, Low Carbon Energy, Sen. Ed Markey ,
Under PAYS, the utility provides the funds and owns the energy upgrades until they've been paid off typically over 10 or 12 years and are incorporated into the utility bill. When a customer moves, the payments -- along with the energy savings -- accrue to the next renter or owner.
The program requires that the financial savings of energy upgrades exceed the cost enough so that the average monthly utility bill is about 20 pct lower than previously.
The Missouri Public Service Commission has indicated support for PAYS but to date the PAYS program has been primarily used by rural electric cooperatives.
An alternative financing model, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), is available to homeowners in Missouri but is not an option for renters.
(Source: Missouri Public Service Commission, Energy News, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact: Ameren Missouri
Empire District Electric Co., www.empiredistrict.com; Missouri Public Service Commission, https://psc.mo.gov; KCP&L, Kim Winslow, Dir. of Energy Solutions, www.kcpl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, KCP&L, Ameren Missouri,
Earth Capital's Nobel Sustainability Fund was invested in UKEEI alongside the Green Investment Bank, Earth Capital investee SDCL EEco (SDCL), the European Investment Bank and other institutional LPs.
Earth Capital made a series of pioneering investments in the UK Energy Efficiency market including LED lighting, Combined Heat and Power and biomass heat. Companies in the UK benefiting from the Fund's investment include Santander Bank, Citigroup, Moy Park, NCP, and St Bartholomew's Hospital, all of which had energy efficient products installed by the Fund.
(Source: Earth Capital, Private Equity Wire, 7 2019) Contact: Nobel Sustainability Growth Fund, Earth Capital UK Ltd., Gordon Power, CEO, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Earth Capital,
The acquisition expands Corvus' existing portfolio of large-scale maritime ESSs into lightweight and subsea batteries, strengthening the company's position in as a seaborne battery supplier.
Grenland Energy's current operations will continue as before, and both companies' customers are set to benefit from the merger. The Grenland office in Skien will continue in its current location and Grenland shareholders will continue as Corvus Energy shareholders.
(Source: Corvus Energy, PR, Feb., 2019) Contact: Grenland Energy, Roman Stoiber, +47 948 81758,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.grenlandenergy.com; Corvus Energy, Andrew Morden, Pres. & CEO, Sean Puchalski, VP Strategic Marketing, (604) 227-0280 ext. 123, email@example.com, www.corvus-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Li-Ion Battery, Corvus Energy, Energy STorage, Battery,
The study attributes the country's progress to the increasing growth in wind and solar power nationwide. The country is adopting renewable energy faster per capita than the rest of the world, the study said. The pipeline of new wind and solar systems is averaging about 6.3 GW a year, the study showed.
The report notes that each extra gigawatt of renewables displaces about 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent emissions from coal-fired power, implying that Australia's pipeline of renewables would cut emissions by about 12 million to 13 million tpy of CO2 equivalent. Assuming other sectors' emissions grow by 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent a year, the net reduction would be about 10 million to 11 million tpy which would put Australia on track to meet its Paris target before 2030.
The study, which was based on data from Australia's Clean Energy Regulator, found that for Australia to meet its target, emissions would have to fall to between 430 million and 442 million tpy of CO2 equivalent.
However, as of the end of 2017, emissions had risen to 553.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, according to data from Australia's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
(Source: Australian National University, SBS , Feb., 2019) Contact: Australian National University, Prof. Andrew Blakers, firstname.lastname@example.org, +61 2 612 55905, www.anu.edu.au;
Australia National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, ageis.climatechange.gov.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, Carbon Emissions, GHG, Australia GHG, Climate Change,
The funding, which comes from the province's carbon levy on industrial emitters, is being awarded through Emissions Reductions Alberta's 2018 Industrial Efficiency Challenge which was designed to implement leading technologies in oil and gas, chemicals and fertilizers, cement and concrete, forestry and agriculture, electric power generation and manufacturing.
The following projects have received ERA funding commitments:
The 11 projects are anticipated to eliminate more than 5.3 million tonnes of CO2e by 2030 -- the equivalent of bringing more than 1,300 wind turbines online and significant reductions in operating costs are also expected. Funding will be distributed on a milestone-by-milestone basis, and the progress of each project is reported on until completion, according to a release. the province said. (Source: Gov. of Alberta, jwn, Feb., 2019)Contact: Gov. of Alberta, Emissions Reduction Alberta, www.eralberta.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenhouse Gas, GHG, Government of Alberta,
The Kathu facility, which incorporates Sener's parabolic trough collectors and a molten salt storage system, is part of the South African Department of Energy's Integrated Resource Programme 2010. The program aims to increase the country's power generation capacity to 86.8GW by 2030, of which 24 pct will be renewable.
(Source: Acciona, renews, 7 Feb., 2019)Contact: Acciona, +34 91 663 28 50, Fax: +34 91 663 28 51, www.acciona.com; South African Department of Energy, www.energy.gov.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona, CSP, Conentrated Solar Power,
The bill under consideration targets carbon emissions of 25,000 tons or more, meaning that small industrial polluters would avoid the tax. There are 22 major polluters in the state that would fall under the carbon tax. The businesses range from the Malteurop North America malting facility in Great Falls to the Colstrip Power Plant, tops the list at 14.3 million tpy of CO2, according to EPA pollution data. All told, 21 businesses subject to the tax produce 20.8 million tpy of CO2. The three biggest polluters after Colstrip are in the Phillips 66 refinery, Yellowstone Energy Limited Partners, CHS refinery and ExxonMobil refinery, all in the Billings area.
If mandated, the carbon tax is expected to add
about $210 million a year to the state's coffers, $21 million of which would be used to help affected communities transition away from fossil fuel-based economies.
(Source: Various Media, Billings Gazette, 7 Feb., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Montana Carbon Tax, Climate Change, Carbon Tax, Carbon Emissions,
The two-year project will ultimately incorporate over 1,200 Ice Bears, providing the utility with greater flexibility to reduce electricity load during peak demand periods.
Ice Energy's contract with SCE enables qualifying Southern California businesses to receive free, fully installed Ice Bears. The Ice Bear "thermal battery" system is connected to standard 5-20 ton rooftop commercial AC units.
Approximately 100 Ice Bear systems, including the newly available Ice Bear 40 model, have been installed at businesses across SCE's service territory to date.
(Source: Ice Energy, PR, 6 Feb., 2019) Contact: Ice Energy, Mike Hopkins, Pres, (877) 542-3232, email@example.com, www.ice-energy.com; Southern California Edison, www.sce.com/home
More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern California Edison, Ice Bear, Ice Energy, Energy Storage, Thermal Energy Storage,
The ordinance also requires owners of sub-50,000-square-foot apartment buildings that meter each unit's energy consumption to submit data to a utility-created portal that will be available in 2021. The result will allow renters to compare the energy performance of buildings, using an annual per-square-foot measurement. The city's energy ordinance aims to upgrade 75 pct of the city's homes by 2025.
City officials believe building owners with low-performing properties would be more open to utility and city efficiency programs to reduce their energy use. Portland, Oregon; Austin, Texas; Berkeley, California; and Boulder, Colorado are among the cities with similar programs. (Source: City of Minneapolis, Finance & Commerce, 5 Feb., 2019) Contact: City of Minneapolis,
Kim Havey, Sustainability Manager, 612-673-3666, Kim.Havey@minneapolismn.gov, www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@citycoordinator/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-215081.pdf
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Benchmark, Energy Efficiency, ENERGY STAR,
The EME program helps businesses implement optimal energy conservation measures, such as Viking Cold's TES systems, with no upfront capital expenditure. The cost for the upgrades is included in the monthly charges that appear on their Constellation power and gas supply bills.
In 2018, Constellation EME customers collectively saved 80,000 MWh of electricity and prevented the emissions of 36,000 metric tons of CO2, according to Constellation.
Viking Cold's application of Phase Change Materials combined with intelligent controls and 24/7 remote monitoring increases energy efficiency an average of 26 pct and adds time-of-use flexibility to avoid demand-based pricing for up to 13 hours. (Source: Viking Cold, Constellation, PR, 5 Feb., 2019) Contact: Viking Cold,
James Bell, CEO, Collin Cooker, VP Sales, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.vikingcold.com; Constellation, Dave Snyder, (410) 470-9700,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Thermal Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Constellation,
Maxwell's energy storage solutions are applied in renewable energy, automotive, heavy transportation and backup power and other applications.
The deal os subject to Maxwell shareholder and regulatory approvals. (Source: Tesla, Various Media, Feb., 2019)
Contact: Maxwell Technologies, Dr. Franz Fink, Pres., CEO, (617) 236-0500, www.maxwell.com; Tesla, Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
More Low-Carbon Energy News Maxwell Technologies, Tesla, Energy STorage,
Estimates are presented by source every February, and updated every March to include estimates by end-user and fuel type and are thus reallocated in accordance with where the end-use activity occurred. This reallocation of emissions is based on a modelling process: for example, all the CO2 produced by a power station is allocated to the power station when reporting on a source basis. But when applying the end-user method, these emissions are reallocated to the users of this electricity, such as domestic homes or large industrial users.
For the purposes of reporting, greenhouse gas emissions are allocated to a small number of broad, high level sectors as follows: energy supply; business; transport; public; residential; agriculture; industrial processes, waste management; land use and forestry.
Download 2017 UK Greenhouse Gas Emission Statistics HERE.
Access the UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory HERE.
(Source: UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy , Feb., 2019) Contact: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHG, Greenhouse Gas, Glimate Change,
To qualify for the certification,companies must demonstrate continuous improvement in reducing the energy intensity of their operations. To that end, Lafarge Cement set up its own dedicated taskforce and met specific targets in monitoring and verifying energy performance against measurable outcomes.
(Source: Lafarge Cement, World Cement, 5 Feb., 2019) Contact: Lafarge Cement, Barry Hope, Director , Rob Cumming, Environmental Director, (403) 292-1555, www.lafarge-na.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lafarge Cement, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
The pilot will be closely monitored to quantify environmental and cost savings and, if successful, AB InBev has pledged to put LNG fueled tractors on the road permanently. The pilot is expected to deliver emissions reductions of up to: 15-80 pct of CO2 (mission dependent); 60 pct of NOx; 99 pct of PM; and 19dbs of noise pollution.
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV is a multinational drink and brewing holdings company based in Leuven, Belgium. Additional main offices are located in São Paulo, New York City, London, St. Louis, Mexico City, Bremen, Johannesburg and others.
(Source: AB InBex, SHD Logistics, 5 Feb., 2019) Contact: AB InBev, www.ab-inbev.com
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The acquisition is Ullico's sixth solar sector investment. Financial details have not been disclosed.
(Source: Blackrock, Feb., 2019) Contact: BlackRock, www.blackrock.com/ca; Ullico, 202.682.0900, www.ullico.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BlackRock, Solar,
NEXT Renewable Fuels will fulfill the contract with diesel produced at its $1-billion, 600 million gpy facility presently under construction in Port Westward, Oregon. The plant is slated for commissioning in 2021.
NEXT's renewable diesel is produced from used cooking oils, animal tallows and other 100 pct renewable feedstocks. (Source: NEXT Renewable Fuels, Renewables, 5 Feb., 2019) Contact: NEXT Renewable Fuels, www.nextrenewables.com;
Shell Trading (US) Company, www.shell.us
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The company has inked a lease agreement for a site in Pierce County and is seeking an interconnection agreement with the Southwest Power Pool, the operator of the regional electric grid and wholesale market. Construction could get underway in 2022, subject to the study results.
(Source: NextEra Energy Resources, Renewables Now, 5 Feb., 2019_ Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, email@example.com, https://nextrenewables.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NextEra Energy Resources , Solar,
The biofuel was a drop-in, marine gas oil equivalent derived from used cooking oil feedstock, offering a CO2 emission reduction of 87.4 pct compared to MDO. The fuel was supplied by GoodFuels through logistics company Varo Energy.
NYK aims to cuts its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 pct -- on a tonne-km basis -- by 2030 and 50 pct by 2050, compared with 2015.
(Source: BHP, Hellenic Shipping News, Marine Propulsion, 5 Feb., 2019) Contact: BHP Billiton, Dr. Fiona Wild, VP Sustainability, +61 3 9609 3333, www.bhpbilliton.com, www.bhp.com; GoodFuels, Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, +31 (0) 85 8000 238, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goodfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Marine Biofuel, BHP Billiton, GoodFuel,
The EPA has a deadline of November 30th each year to issue their RVOs, which establish the required total volume of renewable fuel to be blended with transportation fuel for the upcoming calendar year. In July of 2018, the industry found out that in previous years, the EPA had been granting an unprecedented amount of small refinery exemptions to numerous refiners.
The EPA made no apparent effort to publicly identify the refineries that received the exemptions. In the petition, Growth Energy is challenging the EPA's failure to reallocate the renewable volume obligations of exempt refiners, according to Growth Energy. (Source: NAFB, Growth Energy, 6 Feb., 2019)
Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, CEO, www.growthenergy.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, "Hardship" Waiver, EPA, Growth Energy,
The Carbon Brief analysis also suggests that under a business-as-usual scenario, population growth would have actually resulted in a 25 pct increase in emissions between 1990 and today.
(Source: Carbon Brief, Treehugger, Feb., 2019)
Contact: Carbon Brief, www.carbonbrief.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Brief, UK Carbon Emissions,
The Fund was introduced by the Tony Abbott government in 2014 after it abolished the previous Labor government's carbon tax. Abbott is perhaps best remembered for his comment "climate change is a load of CRAP." The $2.55 billion Fund pays businesses, landowners and others to reduce carbon emissions or capture and store carbon that already exists in the atmosphere.
About half the carbon abatement pledged under the fund -- or 95 million tonnes -- relates to farming projects that use one of two native revegetation method that are presently being examined by a government-appointed committee. has been examining the performance of the revegetation methods. In a joint submission to the committee, CSIRO and the NSW Department of Primary Industries question whether all emission reduction claimed under the methods were genuine and whether existing revegetation successes are attributable to funded projects or to increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations or the changing climate.
The agencies also noted "uncertainty" in the carbon accounting model used to measure abatement under the two methods, which also lacked "underpinning research" to support its predictions.
Under the scheme, estimates of abatement should be conservative. However the CSIRO and the department expressed "particular concern" over a reliance on "subjective assessments by project proponents" of factors such as the effect of grazing on carbon stocks.
(Source: CSIRO, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 Feb., 2019)
Contact: CSIRO, 1300 363 400,
+61 3 9545 2176, email@example.com, www.csiro.au
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The new wind farms are in keeping with the utility's effort to shift away from coal-fired power by the year 2028. The three planned wind farms are expected to come on line in late 2020.
(Source: NIPSCO, Journal Gazette, AP, 4 Feb., 2019)
Contact: Northern Indiana Public Service, www.nipsco.com
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When fully operational, the Kivu 56 project is expected to supply 56 MW of power to Rwanda's national grid under a 25-year concession agreement. Two private investors -- Contour Global and Symbion Power -- are currently extracting methane gas from Lake Kivu.
Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika.
(Source: Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board, Gasmeth Energy, New Times, Feb., 2019) Contact: Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board, minirena.gov.rw
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,
"Customer-sited, or behind-the-meter (BTM), resources can provide multiple grid services at the distribution and transmission levels,1but numerous barriers have hindered the efforts of the CPUC and CAISO to enable BTM resources to provide these services. This report builds on several documents that industry stakeholders have produced for staff in the CPUC's Energy Division describing these barriers."
Barriers to Maximizing the Value of Behind-the-Meter Distributed Energy Resources White Paper HERE. (Source: California Solar & Storage Association, Feb., 2019) Contact: California Solar & Storage Association, https://calssa.org;
California Independent System Operator, www.caiso.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Independent System Operator ,
According to the company release, two disputes remain outstanding, one with the Company's former Controller and the other with a lender, Lucas Hoppel. Alliance has filed counterclaims, which management believes have merit, against both of these parties. Details are available at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, Case number 18-23071.
Alliance BioEnergy +, Inc. is a publicly traded company focusing on the commercialization and licensing of a patented cellulose conversion technology that it controls through a master license agreement with the University of Central Florida, via its affiliate Carbolosic, LLC. Carbolosic holds the exclusive, worldwide license to 4 issued patents and 15 filed and pending patents revolving around the core Cellulose-to- Sugar (CTS) technology. ALLM also holds the exclusive CTS rights to North America and Africa. (Source: Alliance Bioenergy Plus, Inc., PR, 5 Feb., 2019) Contact: Alliance Bioenergy Plus, Ben Slager, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alliancebioe.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alliance BioEnergy Plus,
Of the total, 42 of the 63 wind turbines will be of the SG 3.4-132 model, 16 are SG 2.6-114 turbines and the remaining five will be the SG 2.6-126 model.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, PR, Feb., 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa, Wind, Wind Turbine,
The project was divided into eight interconnected "work packages" including: system integration; integrated sustainability assessments; road mapping and preparation of pilot test study areas in Portugal, Romania, Sweden and the UK in order to pave the way for a long-term wider rollout of the CHPM technology.
The results and preliminary outcomes will be presented to the public on May 23, 2019 in Delft, the Netherlands at the final CHPM2030 conference. (Source: CHPM Europe, Industry Europe, 31 Jan., 2019) Contact: CHPM Europe, www.chpm2030.eu
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The MGP261 multigas measurement instrument gives continuous readings of methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), and water vapour directly in the biogas process pipeline. The product is optimized for biogas production processes, such as anaerobic digestion (AD) of waste from agriculture, industries and municipalities, and the utilization of landfill gas (LFG). The MGP261 is based on Vaisala's patented CARBOCAP technology, the company says. The product will be available in Q2, 2019.
Reliable and accurate in-line monitoring enables optimization of the production process by reducing operating costs and improving the efficiency of a biogas plant. (Source: Vaisala, PR, Bioenergy, Feb., 2019) Contact: Vaisala, Sampsa Lahtinen, Exec. VP Industrial Measurements, www.vaisala.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vaisala, Biogas, CO2, Methane,
The SolGreen® Casini™ Power Hub features a patented powerful PVSE system built in a sleek outdoor case that can integrate with most existing outdoor Bus Shelters and will immediately begin offering Grid Free solar powered mobil devise charging services services to its new users. the SolGreen Casini will also power Lighting and Wi-Fi signals to bus stations in remote locations such as stadiums and outdoor waiting areas.
This revolutionary first-of-its-kind technology will debut at Bowie State University just 5 years after another successful first-of-its-kind SolGreen® technology, the Evodia Solar Table was installed at the campus in 2014. (Source: SolGreen Solutions, 3 Feb., 2019) Contact: SolGreen Solutions, (833) 765-4733, email@example.com,
www.solgreensolutions.com; Bowie State University, www.bowiestate.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,
The B10 program initially kicked off on December 1, 2018 while the B7 blending mandate for the industrial sector will begin from July 1, 2019.
Implementation of the B10 mandate is expected to increase demand for biodiesel by 100,000-250,000 mty. (Source: Gov. of Malaysia, Platts, Various Media, Feb., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Malaysia Biodiesel, B10, Biodiesael,
The Master's Degree covers: offshore wind site characterization and permitting; infrastructure and transmission; and foundation design and monitoring.
The Tuft's program director,
Prof. Eric Hines, served as a partner at LeMessurier Consultants before joining Tufts. LeMessurier provides engineering support services to construction firms and architects.
Prof. Hines notes that the UK, the Netherlands, and Spain have expressed interest in hiring the Tufts program graduates.
(Source: Tufts University, PR, 3 Feb., 2019) Contact: Tufts University, Prof. Eric Hines, Program Director, 617-627-2281,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, Wind,
The project is being funded through the NorthWestern Energy Efficiency Plus (E+) Renewable Energy Program. The program is established with the Universal System Benefits Program funds collected from all NorthWestern Energy customers in Montana.
(Source: City of Hamilton, Ravalli Republic, 3 Feb., 2019) Contact: City of Hamilton, Dominic Farrenkopf, Mayor, (406) 363-2101 ext. 213, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cityofhamilton.net/city_government/mayor/index.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,
The National Grid's Demand Side Response is a scheme where companies are incentivized financially to lower of shift their electricity needs at peak times.
The gridIMP technology has been installed at the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre (SEIC) with the support of a grant from Sedgemoor District Council.
As the volume of data collected by the gridIMP Hub grows, the system will increasingly enable full, intelligent automation of DSR, removing the burden placed on management teams.
(Source: gridIMP Ltd., Bridgewater Mercury, Feb., 2019) Contact: gridIMP Ltd., Richard Ryan, Commercial Director, +44 1749 372198, email@example.com, www.gridimp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
Eiffel Investment Group is an asset manager specialized in businesses financing. Eiffel invests in European corporate credit through listed markets, private debt and online lending platforms. The group manages approximately €2 billion and offers companies a wide range of financing solutions.
(Source: ReneSola Ltd., PE, 3 Feb., 2019)Contact: ReneSola Ltd, Josef Kastner, VP, Willy Lin, CFA,
+86 (21) 6280-9180 x155, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.renesolapower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ReneSola, Solar,
Through the construction of Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm, together with Clocaenog Forest and Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm, Innogy will have invested £270 million in new renewable energy infrastructure.
(Source: South Wales Guardian, 3 Feb., 2019)
Contact: Innogy, Tim James, the project manager at Innogy www.innogy.com/mynyddygwair
More Low-Carbon Energy News Innogy, Wind,
The most recent report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights the narrow twelve-year window we have to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Because of its potency as a greenhouse gas, regulating methane emissions is one of the most promising ways to make dramatic short-term changes to the atmosphere that could be the difference between manageable climate impacts and disastrous ones.
CAVU (Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas), has worked to inform a wide audience about the the impacts of methane emissions to New Mexico.
(Source: Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas, New Mexico Public Radio, 2 Feb., 2019) Contact: Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas, www.facebook.com/CAVUorg/?rc=p; U.S. Climate Alliance, www.usclimatealliance.org; New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, www.governor.state.nm.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Climate Alliance, Methane, Methane Emissions,
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium LEED qualifying features include: 82,500 square feet of LED lighting, which lasts 10 times longer than standard lighting and reduces energy use by up to 60 pct;
The NFL recently announced a membership with the Green Sports Alliance, an organization aimed at encouraging green and renewable practices at sporting events. (Source: USGBC, Greenroofs, 3 Feb., 2019) Contact: Green Sports Alliance, www.greensportsalliance.org; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Certification, US Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency,
Highlights of the draft plan include:
Energy efficiency --
"the cheapest unit of energy is the one you don't use" -- is the guiding principle behind the plans for energy efficiency in the Capital City of 43,000 +- residents.
As a whole, Concord consumes 390 million kWh of energy each year. To bring that figure down, the plan calls for the city and its community to cut consumption by encouraging and incentivizing weatherization. The plan also encourages the city to prioritize energy conservation efforts, like switching the streetlights to LED and having all city buildings US Green Building Council LEED certified or meet LEED standards without going through the certification process.
(Source: City of Concord, Concord Monitor, 2 Feb., 2019) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org; City of Concord,
Tom Aspell, City Manager, 603-225-8570, www.concordnh.gov/288/City-Manager
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy,