The Bodangora project will incorporate 33 General Electric 3.43-MW turbines totaling approximately 361 GWh per year. The project also has a long-term maintenance and service contract with GE.
The project is being built by GE and Australian builder Civil & Allied Technical Construction (CATCON).
When fully operational, the wind farm will generate sufficient power for as many as 49,000 households each year. (Source: Infigen Energy, Renewables, 9 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Infigen, Richie Farrell, GM, Strategy & Corporate Affairs, +61 2 8031 9900, Rosalie Duff , Investor Relations, +61 2 8031 9901, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.infigenenergy.com; GE, www.ge.com/contact/general
More Low-Carbon Energy News Infigen Energy , General Electric, Wind Turbine,
LCE operates 513 MW of onshore wind power production in the US and has another 300 MW under construction and more than 1.5 GW in the pipeline for completion by 2022, Orsted said in a statement on Thursday.
(Source: Orsted, reve, 9 Aug., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com;
Lincoln Clean Energy, Declan Flanagan, CEO, (512) 215-4452, email@example.com, www.lincoln-clean-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted, Lincoln Clean Energy, Wind,
The EIA projects solar generation will go from 211,000 MWh per day in 2017 to 260,000 MWh/d in 2018, a 23 pct increase, and to 290,000 MWh/d in 2019, another 12 pct increase. The latest STEO also cuts the amount of utility-scale solar capacity that the EIA expects to come online in 2019 to 6.3 GW -- a 45 pct drop from the 11.4 GW forecast in last month's STEO.
The EIA reports that wind generation averaged 697,000 MWh per day in 2017 and forecasts that it will rise by 7 pct to 746,000 MWh/d in 2018 and by another 5 pct in 2019 to 782,000 MWh/d.
(Source: US EIA, Utility Dive , Various Media, 8 Aug., 2018)Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, EIA, Wind, Solar,
The 100-acre Natchez biorefinery will use Velocys' technology to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from the wood wastes of lumbering operations and tree plantations. The plant is expected to convert locally-sourced woody biomass waste into enough renewable fuel to meet the annual demands of running around 40,000 diesel and gasoline trucks.
(Source: Velocys Plc, PR, 7 Aug., 2018)Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.velocys.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys, Woody Biomass, Biofuel,
The Centre is charged with organizing and conducting environmental and bioenergy R&D programs,
promoting sustainable,renewable energy source,
and acting as a platform and aggressive medium for promoting cutting-edge research and development, pioneering new renewable energy technology that
reduce the nation's dependency on fossil fuel.
(Source: Energy Commission of Nigeria, National Centre for Energy and Environment , ESI Africa, August 8, 2018)
Contact: National Center for Energy and Environment, Prof. S. M Ogbonmwan, Director, email@example.com, www.ncee.org.ng
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Bioenergy,
Syngenta's patented Enogen corn has enzymes genetically engineered into the kernels. Ethanol plants normally purchase enzymes to help turn corn starch into sugar as part of the fermenting process. Enogen is classified as an "identity preserved crop" and must either go to the ethanol plants that contract for it or be used as livestock feed. The product is presently being used or tested in over 30 ethanol plants nationwide, including Tharaldson Energy at Casselton, N.D., and Midwest AgEnergy Group plants at Spiritwood, N.D., and Underwood, N.D.
Syngenta International, which was acquired by China's state-run enterprise ChemChina in 2017, operates research and development facilities in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina and in Beijing.
(Source: Syngenta, New Age Business, United News of Bangladesh, 8 Aug., 2018) Contact: Syngenta, Eric Fyrwald, CEO, +41 61 323 11 11, www.syngenta.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Syngenta, Biouel Feedstock, Enogen,
Green Bond pledge adherents agree that climate change poses an existential threat and that the rapid growth of a green bonds market will not only meet the unique challenges the world faces, but will do so while making communities more economically competitive, prosperous, and productive.
Green bonds may be sold by governments, as well as by private entities, to finance projects that have positive environmental or climate attributes. The projects can range from clean transportation to renewable energy.
The green bond market started in 2007 with bonds issued by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank. By 2017, both California and New York had issued more than $4 billion in bonds to finance such things as clean water projects, green schools, mass transit, land preservation, and green housing. The state is now looking to build on that start and help grow a much more robust market for green bond financing.
Download a copy of the Green Bonds Pledge and other details HERE.
(Source: California Treasurers Office, Lake County News, Aug., 2018) Contact: California Treasurers Office, (916) 653-2995, www.treasurer.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Bond, Climate Change,
The report includes prominent players, dealers, and the sellers in the Global Thermal Storage Market, along with individual growth rate, capacity, market share, price, consumption, production, cost, capacity use rate, price, export, gross margin and other pertinant information.
Report details are HERE.
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(Source: Zion Market Research, Energy News, 8 Aug., 2018)Contact: Zion Market Research, (855) 465-4651, zionmarketresearch.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Thermal Energy Storage,
The program provides loan guarantees of up to $250 million to fund the development, construction, and retrofitting of commercial-scale biorefineries using eligible technology. It can also be used to help fund the development of biobased product manufacturing facilities that use technologically new commercial-scale processing and manufacturing equipment to convert renewable chemicals and other biobased outputs of biorefineries into end-user products on a commercial scale.
Download details and Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program
HERE. (Source: USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Aug., 2018) Contact: USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/agencies/rural-business-cooperative-service
More Low-Carbon Energy News USDA, Biofuel, Biochemical, Bioenergy,
The project will use underground anaerobic digesters to process daily cattle manure into methane gas that will then be converted into RNG transportation fuel.
According to DTE VP for Business Development Kevin Dobson, the process will reduce yearly greenhouse gas emissions significantly -- equivalent to removing 9,200 vehicles from the road and saving five million gallons of gasoline.
The project is expected to be in operation early next year. (Source: Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy, WBAY Action News 2, 8 Aug., 2018)Contact: Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy,
J.J Pagel, CEO, (920) 388-3333, www.pagelsponderosa.com; DTE Energy, Kevin Dobson, Business Dev., www2.dteenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Natural Gas, DTE, anaerobic digestion, Methane ,
The agreement build on the Company's and DGIST's prior work,
Attis expects to collaborate with DGIST and provide the adjacent research and other resources needed to increase conversion efficiencies even further, while expanding process tolerances and capabilities. The Company's early-stage commercialization targets include commercially viable production of methane for direct use and conversion into methanol, synthesis gas for conversion into Fischer-Tropsch fuels, and ethane for conversion into polyethylene and ethanol. Each target has extreme significance to the Company's biorefinery goals, including its plans to consolidate existing renewable fuel production assets, such as first generation corn ethanol plants.
(Source: Attis Industries, PR, Aug., 2018) Contact: Attis Industries, Chris Kennedy, (678) 580-5661, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.attisind.com;
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Dae Im Kang, VP R&D,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Attis Industries , CO2, Renewable Fuel,
The report focuses on areas where the public and private sectors can work together, and sets out four key messages for Government:
The report emphasizes the importance of creating regional CCUS clusters where several facilities share infrastructure and knowledge in order to lower costs, unlock value for local economies, and foster technical innovation.
(Source: Imperial College London, Aug., 2018)
Contact: Imperial College London, +44 20 7589 5111, www.imperial.ac.uk; Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) Cost Challenge Taskforce, www.gov.uk/government/groups/ccus-cost-challenge-taskforce
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, CCUS, Carbon Capture,
As much as 90 pct of unpaid principal and interest on loans taken out by recognized Native American or Alaskan Native tribes to carry out projects may be guaranteed via the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program. Tribal borrowers need to invest equity in projects and all project debt needs to come from non-federal lenders, according to the DOE Loan Program Office (LPO), which administers the program.
Tribal Energy loan guarantees may be awarded for fossil fuel, renewable energy or smart grid projects such as solar or wind power farms or battery-based energy storage projects.
Amber Kinetics' technology extends the duration and the efficiency of flywheel systems from minutes to four hours without degradation or wear and tear over time unlike lithium ion energy storage systems. The technology can also be recycled after its 30-year life. As a result, the Kinetic Energy Storage System (KESS) can be used for a variety of utility-scale applications.
(Source: Alameda Municipal Power, T&D World, 8 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Amber Kinetics, Ed Chiao, CEO. Bill Barnes, Managing Director, (510) 474-1000X708, email@example.com, www.amberkinetics.com; Alameda Municipal Power, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alamedamp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Amber Kinetics, Energy Storage, Flywheel,
RENEW Energy Partners provided the turnkey project development, funding and services contract for the project.
The project included 1,200 LED lighting fixtures and controls and a Building Management System (BMS) to control various operations within the facility and to maintain maximum efficiency.
Under the RENEW efficiency-as-as-service turn-key model, RENEW funds, owns and operates the energy conservation measures and charges a service fee that is less than the savings generated. (Source: Fairbanks Energy Services, PR, 9 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Fairbanks Energy Services, Peter Fairbanks, Pres., Shannon Shea, (781) 658-3266x1006, email@example.com, www.fairbanksenergy.com; RENEW Energy Partners, Stephen Pritchard, Principal and Co-Founder, www.RenewEP.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RENEW Energy Partners, Fairbanks Energy Services, Energy Efficiency,
According to the company, running the plants is uneconomical because of low wholesale electricity prices and values for renewable energy credits in New England. (Source: Stored Solar, Portland Press Herald, Electric Light & Power, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: Stored Solar LLC, Bill Harrington, (219) 712-4764, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thestoredsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Stored Solar, Woody Biomass, Biomass,
Founded in 2008, Marquis Energy began as a 100 million gpy ethanol facility and by 2015 was the largest dry-mill ethanol facility in the United States, according to the company's website. The company presently has a production capacity of about 1 million gpd of fuel-grade ethanol.
Marquis Energy also has a facility in Necedah, Wisconsin.
(Source: Marquis Energy , Journal-Courier, 3 Aug., 2018) Contact: Marquis Energy, Tom Marquis, VP, (815) 925-7300,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Marquis Energy, Ethanol, Corn Ethanol ,
Charlottsville-based Sigora Solar offers energy efficiency services and "no money upfront" solar energy installations and service to both residential and commercial customers.
(Source: Sigora Solar, PR, Augusta Free Press, Aug., 2018) Contact: Sigora Solar, Logan Landry, Pres., CEO, (540) 949-6553, www.sigorasolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sigora Solar, Solar,
The Province of Quebec's regular Carbon Market
Cap-and-Trade Auction Notices and Results are
HERE. (Source: Province of Quebec, 6 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Market, Quebec , Quebec Carbon Tax,
Invenergy develops, owns and operates clean energy facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Japan and Europe. (Source: Invenergy, Rocky Mount Telegram, 5 Aug., 2018) Contact: Invenergy, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy, Solar,
Under the contract, Johnson Controls is guaranteeing $2.5 million in savings over the course of 20 years.
Project funding will come primarily from the guaranteed annual savings of the city's energy bill and
$175,000 in rebates from Ameren Illinois. (Source: City of Decatur, Herald & Review, Aug., 2018) Contact: City of Decatur, City Manager, Billy Tyus, (217) 424-2700, www.decaturil.gov;
Johnson Controls, Bill Jackson, Pres, Building Efficiency, www.johnsoncontrols.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light, Johnson Controls, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficient Light,
The finding indicates that the carbon cycle in this region is speeding up and releasing carbon at a pace more associated with a North American boreal forest.
As the temperature increases, the amount of time carbon stored in the Arctic soil also decreases. Consequently,
the balance between these two dynamics will determine whether Arctic ecosystems will ultimately remove or add atmospheric carbon dioxide in the future climate," the latter being the study's most likely conclusion. (Source: NASA JPL, 14U News, 4 Aug., 2018) Contact: NASA JPL, Anthony Bloom, of NASA JPL, www.jpl.nasa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Global Warming,
The report is segmented by: key market players; fuel types; and vehicle applications.
Sample Copy of Research Study HERE.
Detailed research insights are HERE.
(Source: Market Research Explore, PR, Aug., 2018) Contact: Market Research Explore, (312) 962-8104, email@example.com, www.marketresearchexplore.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Fuel Ethanol,
Grand Forks, North Dakota-based D3Max' technology increases the amount of cellulosic ethanol produced from wet cake by as much as 10 pct in comparison to other methods. Overall, its technology increases an ethanol plant's production by 7 pct -- 2.9 gallons of ethanol per bushel to 3.1 gallons of ethanol per bushel -- with no increase in corn grind.
(Source: Minnesota Bio-Fuels Assoc., Ethanol Producer Mag., 7 Aug., 2018) Contact: MN Biofuels, Tim Rudnicki, Exec. Dir., (612) 888-9138, www.mnbiofuels.org; D3Max, Mark Yancey, (303) 906-6234, www.d3maxllc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News D3Max, Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, Cellulosic,
The new facility, which will bolt on to an existing Wilmar facility, will utilize Inventure's recently developed Soap Carbonate Technology to convert low-value processing residues into valuable, uncontaminated Free Fatty Acids. Inventure's Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology is presently being used by Wilmar to produce FAME for oleochemicals and biodiesel from a wide range of vegetable oil feedstocks.
Wilmar's businesses include oil palm cultivation, oilseeds crushing, edible oils refining, sugar, specialty fats, oleochemicals and biodiesel manufacturing and grains processing. Wilmar has over 300 manufacturing plants and extensive distribution covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries.
Desmet Ballestra Group is the world leader in developing, engineering and supplying technologies, processing plants and proprietary equipment for food & feed and chemicals businesses (including oleochemicals, biodiesel and detergents).
Inventure helps agri-business, oleochemical and biofuel companies find novel ways to turn waste products and by-products into value-added materials to increase overall profitability. (Source: Inventure Renewables, PR, Aug., 2018) Contact: Inventure Renewables, Mark Tegan, CEO, (205) 764-1963, www.inventurechem.com; Wilmar International, Rahul Kale, Group Head of Oleochemicals and Biofuels, (65) 6216 0244, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wilmar-international.com; Desmet Ballestra Group, www.desmetballestra.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Inventure Renewables, Wilmar, Desmet Ballestra,
The government has said it will provide incentives to biodiesel producers, but has not provided details. Rules introduced in 2015 make B20 mandatory in subsidized biodiesel up to January 2020, after which B30 is scheduled to become mandatory.
While the plan has been welcomed by the palm oil industry and government, environmentalists have expressed concern that increased local palm oil consumption will hasten Indonesia's rapidly spreading deforestation. (Source: Indonesian Ministry of Industry, Jakarta Post, Reuters, Aug., 2018) Contact: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia, www.esdm.go.id/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Indonesia Biodiesel, Palm Oil, Biodiesel,
The Ford administration's Cap-and-Trade Cancellation Act -- Bill 4 -- was introduced in late July and made good on one of the new Premier Doug Ford's key campaign promises to end the province's carbon price. Another of the premier's campaign promises was "$1 per can beer", which he has reportedly made good on in an uncanny imitation of the equally inexperienced U.S. freshman president "the Donald" Trump.
Bill 4 requires Environment Minister Hon. Rod Phillips to to set emissions targets without specifying what they should be based on. The bill also calls for Phillips to come up with a climate change plan but doesn't set a deadline for the plan. The Minister is also required to prepare progress reports on the climate change plan on a "regular basis", again without specificity.
It is unclear as to whether the targets will be in line with the internationally agreed Paris Climate Accord targets set in Paris or if and when further details might be revealed.
But not to worry. Again aping Trump, Phillips said the government's climate change plan will come in a "very timely basis and people don't have to worry about that."
"What, Me Worry?" -- Alfred E. Newman of MAD Magazine fame.
(Source: Various Media, iPolitics, 7 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Environment Minister Hon. Rod Phillips, www.ola.org/en/members/all/rod-phillips
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Carbon Tax, Ontario Climate Change, Doug Ford,
The hub, based at the university's state-of-the-art Centre for Automotive and Power Systems Engineering (CAPSE), will benefit from £2.3 million of EU funding to collaborate with businesses in sectors such as low carbon, energy and environment, advanced manufacturing and ICT.
The remainder of the funding will come from the university and industrial partners involved in the project.
(Source: University of South Wales, South Wales Argus, 5 Aug., 2018) Contact: University of South Wales, +44 0 3455 76 01 01, www.southwales.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,
In addition, Council also approved acceptance of $226,394 federal grant for the Home Weatherization Assistance Program Enhancement use for household at 175 pct of the poverty level.
The Council also authorized an agreement with Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy to provide $185,000 in energy-efficiency education and repair services. The money will be used for such things as replacing inefficient light bulbs and some appliances with energy-efficient models for qualified residents. (Source: Summit County Council, Akron Beacon-Journal, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: Summit County Council, (330) 643-2725, https://council.summitoh.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The posting also notes the government's program "Warm loans" is delivering good results with over 19,000 loans worth over UAH 585 million ($21.7 million) issued.
(Source: MENAFN, UKRAININFORM, 6 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
In 2008, the city hired Schneider to provide energy efficiency upgrades to 34 facilities. The project focused primarily on building automation systems for HVAC and lighting system upgrades and mechanical system replacements.
According to Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna, the city has "aging facility infrastructure that does not comply with the most current energy standards. We think there's an opportunity to upgrade those fixtures, HVAC units, whatever, to reduce the amount of energy they consume, and then have those improvements pay for themselves through that energy savings." Abilene's population is about 122,000.
(Source: Abilene Reporter News, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: City of Abilene, Robert Hanna, City Manager, (325) 676-6206, email@example.com, www.abilenetx.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Schneider Electric,
With the agreement, Novartis hopes to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 220,000 metric tpy -- more than 70 pct of the company's carbon footprint from purchased electricity in the US market. (Source: Novartis, Invenergy, Energy Manager, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: Invenergy, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy, Wind,
The projects, totaling 10 MW of AC solar and 15 MW/30 MWh of energy storage, are estimated to cost $31 million and save $4 million annually through peak load reduction.
The storage units, which are being developed by NextEra Energy, will supply energy to 7,000 area homes. The solar plants will be built by French energy firm Engie. Connexus has a 25-year agreement with Engie and a 25-year storage commitment with NextEra.
Connexus Energy is the Badger State's largest electric cooperative providing electricity and related products to more than 130,000 member residents and businesses in portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne, and Washington counties.
(Source: Connexus, Star Tribune, Utility Dive, 7 Aug., 2018) Contact: Connexus Energy, (763) 323-2600, www.connexusenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Connexus , Solar, Energy Storage,
At least 42 pct of Italian businesses are "green-oriented", according to a November 2017 report by Italy's Foundation for Sustainable Development. Core green businesses make up 27 pct of Italian companies, and go green businesses make up 14.5 pct of the total.
Italy aims to reduce emissions by at least 80 pct from its 1990 levels by 2030 in keeping with the EU's long-term Paris agreement target, the S&P report said.
Major Italian banks financed over €27 billion ($31.3 billion) of renewable energy capacity between 2007 and 2014.
Italian Banks are also exploring the financing of green building and energy efficiency that would enable the country to reduce the carbon intensity of its building stock which, on average, is among the oldest in Europe. (Source: Foundation for Sustainable Development, Xinhua, 3 Aug., 2018) Contact: Foundation for Sustainable Development, www.fsd.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building, Energy Efficiency, ,
The report considers: developments relating to the bioenergy products; technology advancements; profiles leading market players and suppliers. It also examines global bioenergy market drivers, restraints, challenges, emerging markets, pricing structure, and the latest trends and industrial policies.
Report detail and sample are available HERE.
(Source: Market Biz, Business Tactics, 30 July, 2018)
Contact: Market Biz, (857) 239-0696, firstname.lastname@example.org, market.biz/
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy, Biofuel,
group chief financial officer, Suzlon.
The company presently hols a 20 pct share in the 7,500 MW wind capacity already auctioned, although
FY2019 may not see huge commissioning volumes, the company said. On 4 August,
Suzlon reported a net loss in the June quarter, compared with a net profit in corresponding quarter last fiscal year.
The company's order book currently stands at 1,134 MW, it says. (Source: Suzlon, Times of India, 5 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Suzlon Group, J.P. Chalasani, CEO, +91 20 670 22000, email@example.com, www.suzlon.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Suzlon, Wind,
As previously reported, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and suffered "disproportionate economic hardship" from the costs of RFS compliance. The waiver frees the refineries from an obligation to provide the EPA with biofuels credits proving compliance. (Source: RFS, WNAX Radio, 2 Aug., 2018)Contact: RFA, Bob Dinneen, Pres., (202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS Waivers, Renewable Fuels Association, Renewable Fuel Standard ,
The storage pilot project will be connected to the DEWA grid. connect the storage systems to its grid. The project, in cooperation with Amplex Emirates, supports DEWA's efforts to promote energy efficiency, clean-energy production and energy storage technologies.
(Source: DEWA, TradeArabia News Service, Aug., 2018)
Contact: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saeed Al Tayer, CEO, +971 4 601 9999, www.dewa.gov.aesaid Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dubai Electricity and Water Authority,
The coffee shop's built-in sustainability features include: a living green roof packed with plants; a zone-controlled heat pump and energy-efficient LED lighting; heavy insulation for energy conservation; EV charging stations; and others. Additionally, all waste material generated through the construction of the store was diverted from landfill and sent for recycling.
(Source: Starbucks, edie.net, Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Certification, Energy Efficiency,
Seagrasses provide an important source of shelter and food for marine creatures, help combat erosion of the sediments which form the ocean bed, also filter bacterial pathogens in the water. In addition they consume carbon dioxide as a portion of the day photosynthetic activity.
The researchers found that carbon dioxide uptake by seagrass meadows can impede the pH of the sea water into their immediate environment and help fight the effects of acidification and climate change at the brief term.
(Source: Carnegie Institution for Science,
Green Optimistic, Blog, eurekalert, 1 Aug., 2018) Contact: Carnegie Institution for Science, David Koweek, Ken Caldeira, (650) 427-0488,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sea Grass, Climate Change,
Australia is starting to capitalize on its plentiful solar resources; in 2017, a record 3.5 million solar panels were installed across the country, a 41 pct increase on the previous year.
Its total solar capacity now sits at around 7,800 MW, placing it in the top 10 for global installations. (Source: Climate Action, 1 Aug., 2018) Contact: Wirol, https://wirsol.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Australia Solar,
According to Jennings, the EPA's proposal to flatline the standards will lead to increased gasoline use and tailpipe pollution, but not if the final rule paves the way for E25-E30 high octane fuel in future engines. (Source: American Coalition for Ethanol, WNAX Radio, 3 Aug., 2018)Contact: American Coalition for Ethanol, Brian Jennings, CEO, Ron Lamberty, VP, (605) 334-3381, https://ethanol.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol Blend, CAFE Standard, American Coalition for Ethanol,
Coal accounts for about 30 pct of total energy used globally and about 40 pct of total electric power generation, the report said.
(Source: US EIA, Inforsurhoy, 5 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal, US EIA,
At alsmost $20 billion, 2017's investment in Indian renewables accounted for over a third of investments in the power sector thanks to nearly double the money being poured into solar and wind projects. By comparison, in 2017 all investments in power projects based on coal, gas, and oil as fuel reached totaled just $16 billion altogether.
This increase in renenwables is largely accredited to to the recently decreasing prices of wind and solar power and the rising price of coal. (Source: International Energy Agency, Oilprice, Aug., 2018)
Contact: IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News International Energy Agency, India Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy,
The experimental turbines will provide data that could pave the way for a vast wind farm at a future date.
The project will test new designs to anchor the turbines in seabed conditions found off the Virginia coast and to withstand hurricane-force winds.
The Commission previously rejects the project as too risky and expensive. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, Bacon's Rebellion, Blog, 4 Aug., 2018)Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, https://twitter.com/dominionenergy, www.dominionenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Renewable Energy, Dominion Energy, Wind Turbine, Wind,