Three EB-5 investors filed with the USCIS and funded $1.5 million to the Aemetis project in December 2018 to launch the $50 million EB-5 Phase II funding round. I-924 Exemplar Approval allows foreign investors to utilize project approval for faster EB-5 processing
The Aemetis Riverbank cellulosic biorefinery is designed to produce below zero carbon biofuels from agricultural waste that could otherwise be burned in the Central Valley. The USCIS I-924 Exemplar Approval is in addition to California state governmental support through the recent award of $12.7 million of sales and use tax waivers for equipment and other purchases for the construction of the Aemetis Riverbank plant. (Source: Aemet1s, PR, EIN, 24 Jan., 2019) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO , Todd Waltz, (408) 213-0940, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aemetis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Cellulosic Biofuel,
Moving forward, Sun Solar noted it will work with an unnamed solar manufacturer in Bellingham, Washington.
(Source: Sun Solar, Missourinet, 22 Jan., 2019) Contact: Sun Solar, Caleb Arthur, Owner, 417-413-1786
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar Cell, Solar Module, Solar Energy,
The partners aim to combine Clariant's Sunliquid® and REGI's processes into a seamless cellulosic biomass-to-biodiesel technology.
Clariant will conduct trials at its pre-commercial plant in Straubing, Germany, using different types of cellulosic feedstock that will be converted into sugars for conversion by REG and ExxonMobil into high-quality, low-carbon biodiesel. (Source: Exxon Mobil, Chemistry Views, 23 Jan., 2019) Contact:Clariant, Markus Rarbach, Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, +41 61 469 5111, www.clariant.com; REGI, Randy Howard, CEO, Katie Stanley, 515-239-8184, email@example.com, www.regi.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ExxonMobil, REGI , Clariant, Cellulosic, Biodiesel, Biouel,
In 2017, the utility released a zero-net carbon report showing that the goal of zero net carbon emissions by 2030 was difficult but achievable.
According to the new policy, the following advancements in renewable energy need to occur for PRPA to achieve 100 pct non-carbon resources by 2030:
(Source: PRPA, Rocky Mountain Collegian, 21 Jan., 2019)Contact: Platte River Power Authority, (970) 226-4000, www.prpa.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Platte River Power Authority, Carbon Emissions, Renewable Energy ,
"In August 2018, operating margins were as high as 66 cents per gallon, the highest since November 2013. As a result of this favorable operating environment, many companies now have healthy balance sheets. Ocean Park expects an active M&A (mergers and acquisitions) environment to continue as companies look for expansion opportunities." – Bruce Comer, Ocean Park, Managing Director, Jan., 2019)
Ocean Park is a boutique investment bank that provides mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, financial advisory and restructuring services for the biofuels and other industries. Contact: Ocean Park, (310) 670-2093,
, www. oceanpk.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel news, Biofuel news,
The EURACTIV CCUS Forum will be held Feb. 26, 2019, at the EURACTIV Network Office in Brussels.
For FORUM details contact Teresa Dominguez, +32 (0) 2 788 36 93,
(Source: EURACTIV, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: EURACTIV, www.euractiv.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, CCUS, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
Orsted is bidding to supply New Jersey with its first 1,100 MW of offshore power. (Source: Orsted, WorkBoat, 22 Jan., 2019)Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com; 4C Offshore, www.4coffshore.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted, Offshore Wind, New Jersey Offshore Wind, Deepwater Wind,
The initiative aims to assist St. John residents and businesses in the purchase solar energy systems by combining solar equipment orders and buying and shipping in bulk. Solarize also provides website, communication, and crowdsourcing expertise while solar systems equipment ordering and installations are completed at the local level. The program also seeks to take advantage of applicable tax credits for solar installations.
As part of that effort, the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) is considering a program that would allow home and business owners to lease their roofs to generate solar power. When they enroll in Solarize St. John, applicants will also be asked to indicate if they would consider allowing WAPA to install solar panels and batteries and maintain them at no cost to the homeowner. WAPA would own the power generated, and the home or business owner would continue to pay their monthly bill. (Source: St, John Source, St.John Tradewinds, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: Solarize St. John, www.solarcrowdsource.com; The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, (346) 773-2250, www.viwapa.vi
More Low-Carbon Energy News WAPA, Solar Energy, Solarize,
The city of 306,000, which has achieved its 2020 Energy Strategy goal of cutting carbon emissions by 26 pct, with a 39 pct reduction since 2005,
is also on track to meet its target of generating 20 pct of its energy from low-carbon sources by the end of this decade.
(Source: Nottingham City Council, Energy Live, 22 Jan., 2019) Contact: Nottingham City Council, www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Neutral,
The integrated $350 million (AUS) wind and battery storage facility is reportedly on target for an August startup when it will generate over 740,000 MWh of power per annum.
Victoria State has a 15-year PPA for a portion of the 194MW wind farm's power output.
(Source: Neoen, Renew Economy, 23 Jan., 2019)Contact: Neoen S.A.S., +33 805 160 022, www.neoen.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Neoen, Wind, Energy Storage,
In March 2018, RWE agreed to sell its majority interest in Innogy to E.ON, while keeping Innogy's renewables business and merging it with E.ON's green assets. If approved, RWE will own a 8.6-GW renewable energy portfolio in a new company with three operating divisions. With the transaction, RWE will hold a 16.7 pct equity stake in E.ON.
The transactions are expected to close in the second half of 2019.(Source: RWE AG, Renewables, 23 Jan., 2019) Contact: RWE AG, www.rwe.com;
Innogy Renewables UK, +44 1793 877777, www.innogy.com/web/cms/en/3708678/innogy-renewables-uk; E.ON, Michael Lewis, CEO Climate and Renewables, +49 2 11 45 79 4170, www.eon.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News E.ON, RWE AG, Innogy, Renewable Energy,
Rykerson's bill would place $5 per ton fee on CO2. The fee, which would increase every year for eight years, would be used to subsidize e Mainers' electric bills.
(Source: Maine Rep. Deane Rykerson, WABI News, 22 Jan., 2019) Contact: Maine State Rep. Deane Rykerson, https://legislature.maine.gov/house/hsebios/ryked_.htm
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax,
The proceeds will be used for the production of inventory, sales and marketing, equipment purchases, patenting costs and general working capital. (Source: Solarvest Bioenergy Inc., PR, 22 Jan., 2019) Contact: Solarvest Bioenergy Inc., Gerri Greenham, CEO,
(416) 420 0947, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.solarvest.com
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All About Waste provided consulting services related to the project and representatives from the Green Building Certification Institute did the onsite performance verification. (Source: Kilroy Realty, PR, 22 Jan, 2019) Contact: Kilroy Realty, Sara Neff,
VP Sustainability, (310) 481-8449,
email@example.com, www.kilroyrealty.com; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification,
The Pablo Center's energy efficiency features include high-efficiency air conditioning units and LED lights and fixtures which save enough energy to to power 4,700 residential homes and about 37,000 tons of carbon dioxide given from coal being burned. (Source: Pablo Center, Xcel Energy, WEAU, 22 Jan., 2019)Contact: Pablo Center, 715-492-0240
www.pablocenter.org; Xcel Energy, Frank Prager, VP Policy and Federal Affairs, www.xcelenergy.com; Focus on Energy, Karl Hilker, Snr. Project Manager, www.cityoflacrosse.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Focus on Energy, Energy Efficiency, Xcel Energy,
The system's elevated combustion chamber air curtain, and pre-heated under-fire air, increase a smoke-free combustion efficiency. All the resulting ash is kept in the "carbonizer" with heats of 2,500 F. The system also features an internal "quenching" system that turns wood waste into biochar at the rate of 400 to 500 pounds per hour.
The company also offers mobile, high-production "sub-soilers" that incorporate biomass back into the soil. They also offer bio-security for environmentally sensitive areas. (Source: Prairie Creek Energy Services, Cdn. Biomeass, 22 Jan., 2019) Contact: Prairie Creek Energy Services, Blake Adams
(780) 850-5934, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.prairiecreekenergy.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biochar, Woody Biomass, Carbon Capture,
The LEED v4.1 beta version updates performance thresholds and referenced standards while advocating for improved performance throughout the life of buildings, rewards leaders based on their performance and incorporates performance reporting to enable building owners to track progress towards environmental, social, and governance goals.
Focused on implementation, LEED v4.1 is an accessible, user-friendly tool. To participate, users can register using LEED Online, review the LEED v4.1 Beta Guide, and download the LEED v4.1 rating system. (Source: US GBC, PR, 22 Jan., 2019) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, Melissa Baker, VP, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, Building Sustainability, Energy Efficiency,
The as yet unnamed research facility will be between 110,000 and 145,000 square feet in size and will house labs and workstations for approximately 175 PNNL and visiting scientists, engineers and research support staff.
"Breakthrough research conducted here may lead to reduced vehicle emissions, more efficient fertilizer production and the ability to turn waste into fuels and products more efficiently and economically," PNNL Director Steven Ashby noted.
(Source: PNNL, PR, 22 Jan., 2019) Contact: PNNL, Steven Ashby, Dir., www.pnnl.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ,
In 2017, the building was recertified when Chubb became one of the first companies in North America to use the Leed Dynamic Plaque to manage the building's energy efficiency and environmental performance.
The Leed Dynamic Plaque calculates and displays the building's performance across five categories: energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience. Other green initiatives that contributed to the re-certification include: energy-efficient LED lights, electric car charging stations, a trash audit and waste recycling program and others. Chubb notes that since 2011 it has cut the Bermuda building's energy consumption 28 pct.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer.
(Source: Chubb, PR, Royal Gazette, 22 Jan., 2019)
Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org; Chubb,
Colin Brown, Bermuda VP facilities and Leed project manager, 441-295-5200, https://www.chubb.com/bm-en/contact.../chubb-bermuda-international-contacts.aspx
More Low-Carbon Energy News US Green Building Council, LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency ,
The first is a FB200-800 stand alone vanadium redox flow energy storage system with 200kW AC power rating and close to 900kWh usable energy capacity. The system is for a German public institution and is slated for installation this coming March.
The second sale is a FB Modular series FB30-13 for installation this April as part of a micro-grid for a solar supported farm operation in the Czech Republic.
CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage systems based on vanadium redox flow technology. Its integrated energy storage System solutions features 99 pct residual energy capacity after 11,000 cycles with the focus on larger scale containerized modules. (Source: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc,. PR,
Jan 22, 2019) Contact: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., Mike Neylan, CEO, (800) 882-3213,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, vanadium redox flow, Battery,
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Home Energy Plan details are HERE, Edmonton Solar plan details are HERE. (Source: City of Edmonton, CBC, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: City of Edmonton, Robyn Webb, Energy Transition Unit Senior Environmental Project Manager, www.edmonton.ca/contactus.aspx
More Low-Carbon Energy News city of Edmonton news, Energy Efficiency news,
Since 1990, Ludwigshafen-headquartered BASF says it has doubled it product output and at the same time cut its CO2 emissions by 50 pct. The company plans to keep CO2 emissions at today's levels while doubling growth by 2030 through its carbon management programme.
(Source: BASF, The Chemical Engineer, Jan., 2019) Contact: BASF, Andreas Bode, Program Leader for Carbon Management R&D, +49 (0)621 60-0, www.basf.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News BASF, CO2, Carbon Emissions,
Iowa's two cellulosic ethanol and 41 corn ethanol plants use more than 1.3 billion bpy of corn.
(Source: Iowa Renewable Fuel Association, WHO13, 21 Jan., 2019)
Contact: Iowa Renewable Fuel Association, Monte Shaw, info@IowaRFA.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosic, Corn Ethanol, Iowa Ethanol, Iowa Renewable Fuel Association ,
Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close within a month with the planned expansion breaking ground shortly thereafter.
Sunoco plans to purchase the 61 million gpy plant's ethanol production for the next 10 years.
(Source: Attis Ind., PR, Oswego County News, Jan., 2019)Contact: Attis Innovations, Jeff Cosman, CEO, (678) 580-5661, email@example.com, www.attisinnovations.com; Sunoco Fulton Ethanol, (315) 593-0500, www.sunocoethanol.com/about/fulton-plant
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The platform will provide long-term sustainable financing to energy service companies, covering the default and performance risks related to EPC and PBC as well as supporting the best practices and contract standardization to facilitate energy efficiency promoters.
This innovative approach, led by CMZRB, involves key stakeholders in the energy efficiency market in the Czech Republic and will be supported by key EIB Advisory experts. Support for increasing energy efficiency investments is a priority for the EIB and is in line with EU policies. The EIB supports projects that contribute to reaching the EU's goal of increasing energy efficiency in the Union by 32 pct by the year 2020.
(Source: EIB, Emerging Europe, 23 Jan., 2019) Contact: EIB, www.eib.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank, Energy Efficiency,
The 10-turbine windfarm is operated by Gaia Power and will generate sufficient electric power for 8,000 homes in the Wolseley and Grenfell regions. (Source: Saskpower, CKRM, 21 Jan., 2019)Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SaskPower, Wind,
When fully operational in 2020, the wind farm is expected to generate sufficient electric power for as many as 46,500 households/year and avoid 84,000 tpy of CO2. Energy from the wind farms will be sold through long-term bilateral PPAs.
The project will incorporate 32 Siemens Gamesa SG 3.4-132, 3.4 MW wind turbines, the largest used to date in a land-based wind farm in Spain. All four wind farms are in the Cadreita and Valtieera municipal areas.
Iberdrola's renewable installed capacity, mainly wind and hydro-electric, totals more than 15,800 MW in Spain and more than 29,500 MW worldwide, according to the company.
Iberdrola is among the world's largest electricity utilities by market capitalization serving over 100 million people mainly in Spain, the UK, Brazil, Mexico and the U.S.
(Source: Iberdrola, reve, 21 Jan., 2019)Contact: Iberdrola Renewables, www.iberdrolarenewables.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola, Wind,
DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office focuses on advancing an innovative portfolio of hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technologies through early-stage applied research and technology development, including: hydrogen production (from diverse domestic resources, including renewable, fossil, and nuclear resources); infrastructure development (including hydrogen delivery and storage); and fuel cells for transportation, stationary, and portable applications.
Source: DOE FCTO, PR, Clean Car Congress, 19 Jan., 2019) Contact: US DOE FCTO, https://www.energy.gov/eere/fuelcells/fuel-cell-technologies-office; Michigan Economic Development Corporation, www.michiganbusiness.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen Fuel, Fuel Cell,
The FERC report notes that new natural gas generation placed in service during the first 11 months of 2018 totaled 16,687 MW or 68.46 pct of the total 24,376 MW. Renewable sources accounted for only 30.12 pct led by wind at 3,772 MW and solar at3,449 MW. The report also notes that proposed generation and retirements by December 2021 include net capacity additions by renewable sources of 169,914 MW -- 4.3 times greater than the net new additions listed for coal, oil, and natural gas combined. Net proposed generation additions from wind alone total 90,268 MW while those from solar are 64,066 MW -- each greater than that listed for natural gas. The report also notes that renewable sources now account for 20.8 pct of total available installed US generating capacity.
Download the FERC Energy Infrastructure Update for November 2018 report HERE.
(Source: FERC, Jan., 2019) Contact: FERC, 202-502-6088, www.ferc.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, Renewable Energy ,
The paper focuses primarily on how climate impacts US military installations. Of the seventy-nine military complexes included in the study, most are or will within 20 years be vulnerable to recurrent flooding, drought, desertification, wildfires, and thawing permafrost.
Download the report HERE.
(Source: US DOD, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment,
January, 2019) Contact: US DOD, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, www.acq.osd.mil
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
Idaho, Gov. Brad Little (R) speaking at the Jan 16th Idaho Environmental Forum. Contact: Idaho Gov. Brad Little, 208-334-2100, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://gov.idaho.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
Up to $2,350,000 in federal funding will be awarded this year in three consecutive rounds. Specifically, the available funds are issued with a maximum per project award of $400,000 and a minimum of $10,000. Application deadline is March 29, 2019 and the project period is June 14, 2019 through January 30, 2022.
The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, as part of the College of Engineering at NC State University, serves as a resource for innovative, sustainable energy technologies through technology demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. (Source: N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, PR, 16 Jan., 2019) Contact: N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, Shannon Helm, 919-423-8340, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Fuel news, Vehicle Emissions news,
The Penzance project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The closing date for the applications is the 15th of February 2019. (Source: Geothermal Engineering Ltd., Think Geoenergy, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: Geothermal Engineering Ltd,
Jonathan Beynon, Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org, www.geothermalengineering.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Geothermal,
"New Zealand and the UK reaffirm a joint commitment to work with Pacific Island countries, which are uniquely affected by the impacts of climate change, to take action to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, reduce vulnerability and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change.
"The Paris Agreement, signed and ratified by all Pacific Island countries, set the goals of holding the increase in the global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperatures increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
"Pacific countries -- including those with medium to high per capita GDP -- continue to suffer from diseconomies of scale, external economic shocks, uncertainty caused by future climate impacts and catastrophic climatic events. The UK and New Zealand recognize that individual and coordinated action is required to address the vulnerabilities of Pacific Island countries to support their sustainable and prosperous future.
"The UK and New Zealand are committed to supporting international action to address issues of oceans, access to development and climate finance, advice on climate induced migration and issues around climate induced insecurity across the Pacific.
"The UK will open three new diplomatic posts in the Pacific next year -- Vanuatu, Samoa and Tonga -- and a new UK regional development expert will be based in Fiji from 2019 onwards. These new UK posts will work with New Zealand and like minded partners to maximize the impact of multilateral spending to address Pacific Island Countries' vulnerability to climate risks."
(Source: UK Department for Business, Energy
& Industrial Strategy, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: UK Department for
Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation,
In 2019, up to $2,350,000 in federal funding will be awarded in three consecutive rounds of reviews and allocations, until all funds are allocated. The deadline to apply for the second round of funding is March 29, 2019. Specifically, the available funds total $2,350,000 with a maximum per project award of $400,000 and a minimum of $10,000. Application deadline is March 29, 2019 and the project period is June 14, 2019 through January 30, 2022.
The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, as part of the College of Engineering at NC State University, advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices and policies. It serves as a resource for innovative, sustainable energy technologies through technology demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. (Source: N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, PR, 16 Jan., 2019) Contact: N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, Shannon Helm, 919-423-8340, email@example.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vehicle Emissions,
Solar Frontier was working with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan when it broke the previous 22.9 pct record which it set in November 2017. (Source: Solar Frontier, Renewables Now, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, www.nedo.go.jp/english; Solar Frontier, www.solar-frontier.com/eng
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar Frontier, Solar Cell Efficiency, NEDO,
The Brattle Group will launch an RfP for the purchase of SPAECs this month.
Applications are due by February 5, 2019, and bids due by February 27, 2019. Deliveries of SPAECs are expected this year.
(Source: FirstEnergy, Renewables, 21 Jan., 2019)
Contact: The Brattle Group, (202 955-5050, (415) 217-1000, www.brattle.com; First Energy, www.firstenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News PV Solar, Solar Energy Credit, Brattle Group, FirstEnergy Corp., Solar,
According to Deutsche WindGuard GmbH, 65 pct of German power production will be generated from renewable energy sources by 2030.
The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy peviously noted the offshore wind industry has invested more than €15 billion since 2013. (Source: Deutsche WindGuard, Offshore Engineering, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: Deutsche WindGuard GmbH, +49 4451 95150, www.windguard.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind, Wind,
The new Nuthatch Hollow building will have a Living Building certification, which means it will produce more energy than it uses. Currently, only 22 buildings worldwide hold a Living Building certification.
The University is also focused on advancing its academic efforts into clean energy fields and has created a smart energy trans-disciplinary area of excellence. Additionally, the school's smart energy research is centered on lithium-ion batteries and efficient energy storage.
(Source: Binghampton Univ., Pipe Dream, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: BU, Harvey Stenger, Pres., 607-777-2000, www.binghamton.edu
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The grant recipients include: North Carolina State University's Department of Forest Biomaterials -- $133,190; North Carolina State University's Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department -- $144,711; Carolina Land and Lakes RC&D for "Pellets for Pullets" -- $151,900
Additional information and details are available HERE. (Source: NC Dept. Agriculture and Consumer Services, Jan., 2019) Contact: NC Dept. Agriculture and Consumer Services, Sam Brake, NCDA&CS Bioenergy Research Initiative,
(919( 693-2483, www.ncagr.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy, Biomass, Wood Pellet, Bioenergy,
This report covers key growth drivers and scientific challenges for Energy Storage System market. The set of methods and technologies used to store various kinds of energy including pumped hydro, compressed air energy, flywheels, electrochemical, thermal and others. The report also examines end-users, regions and major energy storage industry players,
According to the report, improved energy efficiency and performance of buildings presents a win-win-win opportunity, reducing stress on the electricity network, offering bill savings, supporting a least-cost pathway to a zero carbon built environment, and improving health and resilience outcomes for households and businesses.
The National Construction Code is a ready-made policy instrument to influence the operational energy use of new buildings and major renovations. The Code regulates the building envelope and fixed equipment, including heating and cooling equipment, lighting and hot water. Built to Perform shows that setting strong energy standards for new buildings in the Code could, between now and 2050, reduce energy bills by up to $27 billion, cut energy network costs by up to $12.6 billion and deliver at least 78 million tonnes of cumulative emissions savings.
The ASBEC report was produced with the support of the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, the RACV and dozens of building industry and government partners. The project has been delivered in partnership with CSIRO, Energy Action (EA), Strategy. Policy. Research. (SPR) and the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at the University of Wollongong (UOW). (Source: ASBEC, PR, Jan., 2019) Contact: ASBEC, Suzanne Toumbourou, Exec. Dir., (02) 8006 0828, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.asbec.asn.au; ClimateWorks Australia, www.climateworksaustralia.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The consortium will conduct and oversee 29 treatment and control sites across California and assess whether soil amendments -- pulverized rock, compost and biochar -- can bring additional carbon Capture and storage (CCS) co-benefits, such as improved crop and rangeland productivity and soil health to California growers and ranchers across diverse regions.
The sites range from croplands in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys to the Imperial Valley, as well as ranchlands from Marin County to Southern California.
In addition to UC Berkeley and UC Davis, the consortium also includes scientists from UC Merced, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and California State University, East Bay. The group will be working with the California Collaborative for Climate Change Solutions (C4S), Larta Institute, the Almond Board of California, commercial manufacturers of compost and biochar, ranchers and farmers, carbon offset registries, the USDA California Climate Hub, and UC Cooperative Extension. (Source: UC Davis, PR, 16 Jan., 2019) Contact: UC Davis, John Muir Institute of the Environment , Benjamin Houlton, Dir., (530) 752-7627, johnmuir.ucdavis.edu; California Strategic Growth Council, www.sgc.ca.gov,
UC Working Lands Innovation Center Grant Award, www.sgc.ca.gov/programs/climate-research/docs/20181221-CCR_Summary_2019CCR20007.pdf
More Low-Carbon Energy News UC Davis, CCS, CO2, Carbon Sequestration, Greenhouse Gas,
Corning's Global Energy Management (GEM) program researches and implements projects at the company's various manufacturing plants worldwide to meet energy-saving objectives including: manufacturing process innovation, facility design, and maximizing energy efficiencies in the plant and through improved supply chain initiatives. Since Corning created its GEM program in 2006, it has won recognition as an Energy Star Partner of the Year every year since 2014, delivering more than half a billion dollars in savings, and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.3 million metric tons.
Corning Incorporated is an American multinational technology company that specializes in specialty glass, ceramics, and related materials and technologies including advanced optics, primarily for industrial and scientific applications. (Source: Corning Inc., Zacks, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: Corning Inc., www.corning.com/worldwide/en.html; EPA Energy Star, www.energystar.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Eficiency, EPA Energy Star,
Upon completion, the facility is expected to be Australia's largest solar power station. Details on construction contracts, solar supply contract, and Power Purchase Agreements are expected to be announced within days.
The project is being developed and structured by Edify Energy, which will retain an equity stake in the solar project. Construction is expected to get underway in March, 2019, and when fully operational sometime in early 2020, will displace over 600,000 tpy of CO2 and generate 685,000 MWh of electric power per year -- sufficient to power around 115,000 homes.(Source: Edify Energy, Various Media, 18 Jan., 2019) (Contact: Edify Energy, John Cole, CEO, +61 2 8790 4000, +61 2 8790 4000, email@example.com,
www.edifyenergy.com; Octopus Investments,
+44 800 316 2295,
www.octopusinvestments.com; Contact: Canadian Solar, Shawn Qu, CEO, (519) 954-2057, www.canadiansolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Edify Energy, Solar, Australa Solar, Canadian Solar,
To date, Baker has opposed a carbon tax but has acknowledged the problem of climate change and the pressing need to address it.
(Source: Office of Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker, Bloomberg, Foley Hoag LLP, Various Media, 18 Jan/. 2019) Contact: Office of Mass. Governor Charlie Baker, (617) 725-4005, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://twitter.com/MassGovernor,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, Climate Change,
"Achieving this target requires fundamental changes to energy consumption and supply. In both scenarios, we assume that there will be a massive expansion of renewable energies, considerable improvements in efficiency, and more electricity and synthetic fuels used in the heating and mobility sectors," says DLR researcher Thomas Pregger. As part of the study, the Energy Systems Analysis department at the DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics modelled the entire energy systems of 10 regions of the world.
The study is based on the technologies available today. In line with the objective, options with major uncertainties in terms of social, economic or environmental consequences, such as nuclear power, geoengineering or carbon capture and storage (CCS) were not considered.
Access the full article HERE. (Source: German Aerospace Center, PR, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: German Aerospace Center, Public Affairs and Communications, +49 711 6862-8086, www.dlr.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,