The project, which scored $1.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, is being led by University of Wisconsin Madison professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences Ankur Desai. An additional $1.5 million will fund instrumentation required for the study.
Over the course of two years, beginning in 2019, the research team will collect measurements in an approximate area of just under 4 square miles.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research will deploy 17 additional flux towers, allowing scientists to capture data from a range of locations within the study site.
(Source: UW Madison, Wisconsin Gazette, 28 July, 2018) Contact: University of Wisconsin, Nelson Institute, Wisconsin Center for Research, www,nelson.wisc.edu, www.wisc.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, University of Wisconsin Madison,
The placing is to happen in two tranches of 30 million shares each. Cannacord Genuity Group, Numis Securities Ltd, Peat & Co and Turner Pope Investments (TPI) Ltd arranged the placing, which is not being underwritten. (Source: Velocys, Renewables, 26 July, 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, Waste-to-Fuel, Jet Fuel, Aviation Fuel, Woody Biomass,
Hanbit's LoRa-based solutions allow real-time consumption, status and diagnostic data from water systems, which transfers to a central database for billing and analysis. With LoRa Technology's long range and low power capabilities, Hanbit's smart metering solutions decrease maintenance frequency and offer quick deployment.
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial end-markets. The LoRa-based products are available throughout India. (Source: Semtech Corp., IoT Business News, 26 July, 2018) Contact: Hanbit Automation,
Phani Varanasi, CEO, +91 98663 05554, hanbitsolutions.com; Semtech Corp., www.semtech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Semtech Corp., , Energy Efficiency,
Meyer Burger's SWCT technology has previously been adopted by 3Sun in Italy, Hevel in Russia and Ecosolifer in Hungary as a low-temperature interconnect solution, which is required for HJ cells because of the use of a-Si TCO layers on the front and backside of the cell.
The technology has also been adopted by REC Group in Singapore.
(Source: Meyer Burger, PR, PV Tech, 25 July, 2018)
Contact: Meyer Burger, +41 33 221 28 00, email@example.com, www.meyerburger.com/ca/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Meyer Burger, Solar,
The broadly endorsed Portland Clean Energy Fund would be funded by a 1 pct business license surcharge that would only apply to mega-retailers with more than $1 billion per year in nation-wide gross revenue.
(Source: Portland Clean Energy Fund, 28 July, 2018) Contact: Portland Clean Energy Fund, (503)-238-0442 X 307, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy,
The Skeena BioEnergy plant design is based on using 100 pct of the Skeena Sawmills waste -- planer shavings, sawdust, hog fuel and bark -- as feedstock to produce approximately 75,000 tonnes of pellets a year.
Skeena Sawmills and Skeena BioEnergy are owned by Roc Holdings, which was launched in 2012. Skeena Sawmills was purchased from West Fraser Timber the same year and began operation under its new private ownership in 2013.
(Source: Skeena Bioenergy, Various Media, Canadian Biomass, July 27, 2018) Contact:
Skeena BioEnergy, Roger Keery, VP, www.skeenasawmills.com/bioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Skeena BioEnergy, Woody Biomass, Wood Pellet,
The last time there was such a large increase in atmospheric carbon, the rise of 80 ppm occurred much more gradually, over a period of 5,000 or 6,000 years, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Barrow Observatory.
(Source: NOAA Barrow Observatory, Arctic Today, 27 July, 2018) Contact: NOAA Barrow Observatory, Bryan Thomas, www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/obop/brw
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2, Soil Carbon, Carbon Emissions,
The completed project would have included the construction of 800 wind turbines and a 360-mile transmission line from the wind farm to Tulsa, where the company said the existing electric grid would deliver power from the farm to customers.
(Source: American Electric Power, Arkansas OnLine, Various Media, 27 July, 2018) Contact: American Electric Power, Nicholas K. Akins, AEP Pres., (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Electric Power, Wind, Wind Catcher,
"I sat down with a Nobel Prize economist last week, I can't believe I can say that, it's really weird, but one of the things that we saw is if people pay their fair share if corporations and the ultra-wealthy ... For example, as Warren Buffett likes to say if he pays as much as his secretary paid, 15 percent tax rate, if corporations paid, if we reverse the tax bill, raised our corporate tax rate to 28 percent -- if we do those two things and also close some of those loopholes, that's $2 trillion right there," nominee Ocasio-Cortez added.
"One of the wide estimates is that it's going to take $3 trillion to $4 trillion to transition us to 100 percent renewable economy," the 28-year-old concluded.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is championing Ocasio-Cortez as "the future of our party." Its no wonder that politics is so addictive. (Source: Various Media, Beitbart, 27 July, 2018)
Contact: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, Renewable Energy,
Urban Grid's Briel Farm project is expected to offset the generation approximately 64,739,173 pounds of CO2, 43,978 pounds of nitrogen oxides and 51,091 pounds of sulfur dioxide.
This solar facility represents one of seven permits issued in 2018. During the past five years. DEQ has permitted 750 MW of renewable energy since 2015. Based upon the current number of notices received by the department for additional solar projects, Virginia's total projected capacity for renewable energy is more than 3,400 MW. (Source: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Henrico Citizen, 29 July, 2018)
Contact: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, (804) 698-4000, www.deq.virginia.gov; Urban Grid Solar, www.urbangridco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Virginia Department of Environmental Quality,
The facility uses Air Liquide's gas separation membrane technology to purify the landfill methane and converts it to renewable natural gas which is fed into the Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Pipeline, reintroducing the gas back into the energy grid.
(Source: Air Liquide, Daily Journal, 27 July, 2018)Contact: Air Liquide, Chet Benham, VP Advanced Technologies, (781) 491-0807, www.airliquide.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Liquide, Biogas, Biomethane, Methane, Landfill Gas,
According to a recent study, meeting 80 pct of US electric power demand with wind and solar would require either a nationwide high-speed transmission system, which can balance renewable generation over hundreds of miles, or 12 hours of electricity storage for the whole system. At current prices, a battery storage system for 12 hours for the USA would cost more than $2.5 trillion. (Source: Next Big Future, 28, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, California Renewable Energy,
BRAG and BIO recently-issued a white paper -- Proposal for a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Representation and Equivalency Determinations for Renewable and Sustainable Bio-based Chemicals -- outlines the regulatory challenges and market impedance facing the biobased industry related to current naming conventions.
TSCA, the U.S. law that regulates both existing and new industrial chemicals introduced for commercial purposes, is interpreted and applied by the U.S. EPA in ways that often make it difficult for new bio-based chemicals and, more importantly, their derivatives to enter the market easily if at all. The pre-market review process often results in many bio-based chemicals being subjected to restrictions beyond those applied to chemically identical substances with a petroleum source or those derived from traditional seed and vegetable oils that are already on the market.
BRAG and BIO requested EPA naming guidance for bio-based substances and production sources because current resources are scant, scattered, and dated. Creating comprehensive source- and process-agnostic naming guidance for these chemicals and adopting a constituent-based naming system would level the playing field for biobased chemicals and allow customers more freedom in selecting a greener chemical that is derived from a variety of renewable sources. (Source: BRAG, PR, 27 July, 2018) Contact: BRAG, Kathleen Roberts, Executive Director, (202) 833-6581, email@example.com, www.braginfo.org; Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Bret Erikson, VP, Paul Winters, (202) 962-9237, www.bio.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News BRAG, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Biochemical,
Researchers, scientists and experts from both sides will develop and implement a joint research project which will be funded by a third party. There will also be joint scientific publications, research participation from academic staff in seminars and conferences, among other collaborations.
Developing BECCS is significant for Indonesia since it is considered as one of the world's forest centres. The aim of this will also contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions regionally and globally. (Source: Institut Teknologi Bandung, Open Gov Asia, 27 July, 2018)
Contact: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Prof. Dr Pavel Kaba, CEO, www.itb.ac.id;
Institut Teknologi Bandung, +62-22-2580935, www.itb.ac.id
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy, CCS,
The program, which is reportedly the first line of credit exclusively dedicated to promoting energy efficiency investments, could support 494 SMEs.
El Salvador is promoting energy efficiency and supporting renewable energy as a way of implementing a low-carbon economy, reducing the country's dependence on oil derivatives and lowering its greenhouse gas emissions.
The IDB financing is for a 20-year term, with a 5.5-year grace period and a 0.75 fixed interest rate.
(Source: IDB, PR, 26 July, 2018) Contact: IDB, Juan Pablo Bonilla, Climate Change and Sustainability Sector Manager, Therese Turner-Jones, GM Caribbean Country Department, www.iadb.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Inter-American Development Bank , Energy Efficiency,
To help meet that need,
Bord Gais Energy, through Centrica Business Solutions, will offer Irish businesses a range of innovative solutions to help businesses deliver improvements in operational performance, strengthen resilience, create opportunities for growth and reduce energy spend.
Solutions on offer will include Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and an energy insight product called Panoramic Power that provides real-time visibility of energy usage
to identify opportunities for energy efficiencies and cost savings.
(Source: Bord Gais Energy, Irsh Business & Finance; 27 July, 2018) Contact: Bord Gais Energy
Mark Prentice, Managing Director, www.bordgaisenergy.ie
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bord Gais Energy, Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency,
The report estimates that Missouri could save up to 6.5 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year -- more than twice the amount of emissions the city of Columbia emits in a year.
Agriculture represents the U.S.'s fifth largest contributor to climate change, according to the EPA. In 2016, the USDA gave $1.7 million to farmers to help plant more cover crops.
Download the full
Climate-Smart Farming in the Show Me State report HERE. (Source: Climate Central, St.Louis Public Radio, 27 July, 2018) Contact: Climate Central, www.climatecentral.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,
Finnair notes its research showed that 94 pct of Finns wanted to reduce their air travel emissions, with 76 pct willing to make a contribution towards this as part of their air fare for environmental initiatives.
On average, most Finnair passengers were prepared to pay between €5 and €20 additional for a one-way flight within Europe. (Source: Finnair, 27 July 2018) Contact: Finnair, www.finnair.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Offset,
The New Mexico Consortium's lab is a non-profit corporation formed by three New Mexico universities to facilitate research and increase cooperation between academia, industry and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In the future, LANL will look for an industrial partner already growing algae outdoors.
Approximately 30 people at LANL are engaged in all sorts of biofuel research, which has been going on since 2009, according to Babetta Marrone, senior scientist and the lab's biofuels program manager. (Source: LLNL, Santa Fe New Mexican, 29 July, 2018)
Contact: Los Alamos National Laboratory, (505) 667-5061, www.lanl.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Los Alamos National Laboratory, LANL, Algae, Algae Biofuel,
The aim is to gather responses from sales and rental agents, in regards to the quality of EPCs and whether there is encouragement to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. The consultation also outlines suggestions for improvements. The Government would like to hear from building owners and occupiers in both domestic and non-domestic sectors, estate agents, and others involved in the sale or lease of buildings. They would also like to hear from EPC assessors, accreditation bodies, software providers, enforcement bodies, and anyone else who regularly uses EPCs.
According to the Ministerial Foreword for the consultation, EPCs are already giving people the information they need on the energy performance of buildings, allowing consumers to make informed purchase and rental decisions and providing building owners with recommendations for improving their properties. At the same time EPCs provide a wealth of data on the performance of the country's building stock, which is being used by researchers, government, and lenders to gain new insights into buildings and develop new products and services. EPC ratings could also underpin an evolving market in "green mortgages" and other green finance products, allowing people to benefit financially from better performing properties.
New rules regarding Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into effect recently. As of 1st April this year, it is now illegal to grant a new lease to new or existing tenants on a domestic or commercial property with an EPC rating below E. As of April 2020, this will apply to all tenancies.
The consultation is now open for responses and is due to close at 11.45pm on 19th October 2018.
(Source: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy , Landlord News UK, July 30, 2018) Contact: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy , Call for Evidence HERE.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Building Energy Performance, Energy Efficiency,
This second report updates the findings of the first Report to Congress, published in 2011, reflects the current scientific understanding of the Section 204 impacts using data gathered through May 2017. Data on U.S. land use and the scientific literature through April 2017 were also reviewed. Greenhouse gas emission reductions that result from replacing fossil fuels with biofuels, nor comparisons to estimated environmental impacts of other transportation fuels or energy sources, are not included in this report.
The 2011 report is available HERE.
Download Biofuels and the Environment: The Second Triennial Report to Congress HERE. (Source: EPA Science Inventory, July, 2018) Contact: EPASI, PRADNYA BHANDARI , (202) 564-0000, Bhandari.Pradnya@epa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News EPA, Biofuel,
The analysis considered a scenario where distillers sorghum oil is recovered from distillers grains with solubles (DGS) at dry mill plants that produce biofuel from grain sorghum and where the remaining reduced-oil DGS co-product is used as animal feed. The distillers sorghum oil is then used as a feedstock for conversion into certain biofuels.
Additionally, the EPA is amending the RFS regulations by adding a new definition of "distillers sorghum oil" and replacing existing references to "non-food grade corn oil" with the newly defined term "distillers corn oil." (Source: EPA, National Sorghum Producers, Green Car Congress, 25 July, 2018) Contact: National Sorghum Producers, (806) 749-3478,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sorghum, Biodiesel, Renewable Fuel Standard ,
Now Tesla has deployed two more Powerpack projects at the Fiaga Power Station and the Faleolo International Airport on the main island for a total of 13.5 MWh of energy storage capacity.
The project reportedly cost $8.8 million and was supported by development partners, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Japan, Government of Australia, Government of New Zealand and the European Union. (Source: Tesla, electrk, 25 July, 2018) Contact: Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla Powerpack, Energy Storage,
The global RE100 initiative aims to support and bring together companies making 100 pct renewable energy commitments formed by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP -- fka Carbon Disclosure Project.
Fujitsu's renewable move is in keeping with the company's medium- to long-term environmental effort to lower its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050. The company's carbon emissions target was approved by the Science Based Targets initiative last August.
(Source: Fujitsu, CleanTechnica, 24 July, 2018)
Contact: Fujitsu Ltd., Public Relations, +81 3 3215 5259, www.fujitsu.com; Science Based Targets initiative, www.sciencebasedtargets.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Science Based Targets, Fujitsu, Renewable Energy,
The new GGF funding will boost Crystal's capacity to help households and farmers improve their carbon footprint and save energy. Crystal financed projects are expected to result in annual primary energy savings of over 2,600 MWh and reduce CO2 by approximately 910 metric tpy.
The Green for Growth Fund invests in measures designed to cut energy use and CO2 emissions and improve resource efficiency in 19 markets across Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Ukraine, Moldova, the Middle East and North Africa. The fund provides financing to local partners that on-lend to enterprises and private households, and it invests directly, primarily through the contribution of senior debt, in renewable energy projects. (Source: GGF, The Financial, 23 July, 2018)
Contact: Green for Growth Fund, www.ggf.lu;
JSC MFO Crystal, https://ir.crystal.ge
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green for Growth Fund, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
The solar panel installation is expected to get underway om the Terminal 1 parking garage early next month for completion by mid-November.
The DOT plans to eventually install over 21,000 solar panels across all of the state's airports. (Source: Honolulu Airport, Point Guys, July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,
The project involves building a demonstration scale hydrothermal liquefaction reactor to produce the renewable crude oil from biosolids. The hydrothermal liquefaction will involve the treatment of the biosolids using a thermochemical conversion process to produce a biocrude oil that will be upgraded to renewable diesel and potentially renewable jet fuel.
ARENA previously funded Southern Oil Refining's first-of-its-kind biocrude and biofuel laboratory and testing facility built onsite at Gladstone as part of its advanced biofuel pilot plant.
(Source: ARENA, PR, 25 July, 2018) Contact: ARENA, Ian Kay, Acting CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arena.gov; Southern Oil Refining, Tim Rose, +61 2 6925 8755, www.sor.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern Oil Refining, Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Biosolid, Renewable Fuel,
While serving ASHRAE president, Hayter will continue her role as a group manager with the DOE NREL in Golden, Colorado, as well as chair of ASHRAE's board of directors and executive committee. (Source: ASHRAE, PR, July, 2018) Contact: ASHRAE, (800) 527-4723, www.ashrae.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News ASHRAE, Energy Efficiency,
According to Red Rock, the primary clientele is expected to be Southwest Airlines and Federal Express, which recently signed contracts with Red Rock. Fuel deliveries are expected to begin before December, 2020.
Through a proprietary integration of existing technologies, RRB makes the long-commercialized Fischer-Tropsch process economic at the biomass scale, according to the compay's website. (Source: Red Rock Biofuels, Lake County Examiner, 25 July, 2018) Contact: Red Rock Biofuel, Terry Kulesa, CEO, (970) 223-6766, email@example.com, www.redrockbio.com.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Red Rock Biofuel, Jet Biofuel, Renewable Fuel,
Indian biomass and biofuel industry insiders are reportedly predicting a sizeable increase in biomass pellets to emerge due to the policy intervention, along with the technology to produce the pellets at a low cost. Additionally, several new technological possibilities have emerged from conversion of crop stubble into biofuels.
To date, India's biofuels production has been hampered by the non-availability of domestic feedstocks.
Download India's National Policy on Biofuels HERE.
(Source: India Climate Dialogue, 25 July, 2018) Contact: India Climate Dialogue, www. indiaclimatedialogue.ne; National Policy on Biofuels, mnre.gov.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News India Biofuel, Second Generation Biofuel, Cellulosic,
Green roofs can absorb rain and help reduce combined sewage overflows, absorb greenhouse gasses and help mitigate climate change, and clean the air of pollutants.
Vancouver city staff will develop a green roof policy in consultation with industry and the community.
(Source: City of Vancouver, Toronto Star, 27 July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Roof,
The FAO report -- Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries and Aquaculture: Synthesis of Current Knowledge, Adaptation and Mitigation Options -- warns that if countries do not increase their efforts to build climate resilience at multiple stakeholder levels, including among fisheries, the disruptions will worsen as climate change progresses over the next three decades.
At the national level, climate change adaptation activities within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement) are set out in countries' five-year Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
The report found that within the Western Central Atlantic a total of 24 independent nations have submitted NDCs, of which 14 (mostly the Caribbean SIDS) specifically mention the fisheries sector, though primarily in the context of highlighting its vulnerability to climate change. (Source: UN FOA, Caribbean360, July 25, 2018) Contact: UN Food and Agriculture Organization, www.fao.org/home/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Change, ,
To that end, the "Green the Bankhead" project plans to replace incandescent lighting with energy efficient LED lighting which will generate less heat and reduce air-conditioning cost for an expected annual savings of $8,000 to $10,000. The project includes the eventual installation of rooftop solar panels, low-flow water fixtures and other energy efficient upgrades.
(Source: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Pleasanton Weekly, 25 July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, LED Light,
The energy efficiency standard aimed for a 2 pct reduction in electricity sales by 2019. The policy briefs show that once the standard was repealed and investor-owned utilities were allowed to submit their own energy efficiency plans, they saved fewer megawatt hours than in previous years -- often little more than half the original mandates.
"You see it happen immediately after the repeal," says Bryndis Woods, researcher at the Applied Economics Clinic. "So in 2014 mandated savings totaled about 800 gigawatt hours. They nearly met that goal, but in 2015 the mandated savings would have been about 950 and they fell to 550." Today customers that use more than 1 MW of energy can opt out of the efficiency program. Jennifer Washburn serves as energy and environment counsel for the Citizens Action Coalition.
The Citizens Action Coalition hopes the reports will encourage legislators to make policies that favor energy efficiency. (Source: Indiana Environmental Reporting, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Public Release, 25 July, 2018) (Contact: Citizens Action Coalition, (317) 205-3535, www.citact.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Standard,
The rebate program will give eligible residents a $500 rebate upon completion of a new solar installation.
Funding for the program, which is expected to cost the city approximately $150,000 a year, will be provided by the Rancho Mirage Energy Authority. On average, the city issues 300 solar permits per year.
The average price to install solar in the desert ranges between $30,000 and $40,000.
(Source: City of Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs Desert Sun, 24 July, 2018) Contact:
City of Rancho Mirage, Isaiah Hagerman, City Manager, (760) 324-4511, www.ranchomirageca.gov/city-managers-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Solar Rebate,
By experimenting with various polymer modifications, the team increased cell efficiency from 3.7 to 10.2 pct, according to the study. While this still falls short of the commercial silicon photovoltaics, the massive gain in efficiency suggests that polymer-based solar cells could outperform their polysilicon-based counterparts.
According to the study, organic solar cells can be manufactured in fewer stages, compared with conventional silicon photovoltaics. The light-absorbing polymers can also function as a thin film, which means the solar panels need not be flat. (Source:
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Public Release, 25 July, 2018) Contact: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Professor Dimitri Ivanov, +7 (495) 408-45-54, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://mipt.ru/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, PV, Solar Cell,
TerraNavigator's expression of interest is being considered by the Knox County Landfill Board and, if approved will require a feasibility analysis and a permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, among other steps, before it could bring solar panels to the landfill. (Source: Register Mail, 26 July, 2018) Contact: TerraNavigator
Peter DeFazio, VP Corporate Development, (858) 263-2889, www.terranavigator.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, TerraNavigator,
The new allegations differ from the "dieselgate" scandal that has rocked the car industry since 2015. Without naming individual companies, the EC now alleges manufacturers are cheating in two ways to undermine its CO2 output targets which were decided last September in the wake of the dieselgate scandal. The EC suggests automakers are declaring emissions of CO2 on average 4.5 pct higher than actually measured values, with reporting for some models as much as 13 pct higher than measurements. The EC also suggests officials have seen "some evidence" that manufacturers are configuring vehicles differently to maximize emissions on the new tests.
Commission officials suggest revising EU regulations to make sure measured, rather than reported, CO2 emissions are used to define future targets. (Source: EC Joint Research Centre, EUobserver, AFP, 25 July, 2018)
Contact: EC Joint Research Centre, +32 2 299 11 11, https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Commission, Vehicle Emissions,
Nominations were made in eight different categories that underline the diversity of Michigan's most cutting edge energy efficiency projects.
Verso is a finalist in the Best Projects Industrial/Manufacturing category, along with ArcelorMittal of Detroit. Award winners will be announced in September. (Source: Verso Paper Co., Daily News, 23 July, 2018) Contact: Verso Paper Co., www.versoco.com;
Mich. Governor's Energy Excellence Award, www.mienergyexcellence.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Eligible projects are those that adopt or acquire equipment or processes that increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use or pollution. Examples of eligible projects are HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency lighting, recycling systems, and auxiliary power units deployed as anti-idling technology for trucks,and others.
Pennsylvania-based small business owners with 100 or fewer full-time employees are eligible. Projects must save the business a minimum of $500 and 25 pct annually in energy consumption.
Businesses can apply for 50 pct matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution prevention equipment or processes. (Source: Pennsylvania DEP , Allied News, 23 July, 2018) Contact:
Pennsylvania DEP Small Business Ombudsman Office,
(717) 772-5160, email@example.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
BSTDB's current portfolio in Romania includes 14 signed operations for the total amount of over €216 million supporting SMEs, manufacturing, agribusiness, and other key sectors of the economy.
The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) is an international financial institution established by Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
BSTDB provides loans, credit lines, equity and guarantees for projects and trade financing in the public and private sectors in its member countries. The authorized capital of the bank is €3.45 billion. (Source: Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, PR, Romania Business Review, 24 July, 2018) Contact: Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, Dmitry Pankin,Pres., www.bstdb.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
According to POET, the plant will generate nearly $3 million per for farmers, create 45 new jobs and have a $200 million economic impact on the area.
(Source: Fox, 24 July,2018) Contact: POET, Jeff Broin, Pres., (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com; Shelbyville Plan Commission, (317) 392-6338, www.cityofshelbyvillein.com/event/plan-commission
More Low-Carbon Energy News POET, Ethanol,
"(If the Trump administration revokes California's Clean Air Act waiver) there is no question that California will immediately sue.
I suspect that California has had a draft suit in its back pocket since the Trump administration began signaling that it might travel this route a few months ago. The lawsuit would further put automakers in regulatory limbo, possibly for years, while the Trump administration battles California in court." --
Belynda Reck, a Reed Smith environmental and products liability law. Contact: Reed Smith, www.reedsmith.com. (Source: Recorder, Various Other Media, 23 July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHG Emissions,
The facility will provide rotor hub testing for new GE turbines while continuing to offer blade and other testing, digital tools, research and similar services.
The acquisition is slated to close within weeks, subject to certain conditions.
LM Wind Power was acquired by GE in April 2017. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, Renewable Energy, 23 July, 2018) Contact: LM Wind Power,
Duncan Berry, CEO, +45 79 84 00 00, www.lmwindpower.com; WMC, https://wmc.eu;
GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, www.ge-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, Wind.Wind Blage,
Turbine installation is slated for 2019 with full commissioning the same year.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, Windpower, Others, 23 July, 2018) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Markus Tacke, www.siemensgamesa.com;
Green Investment Group, Ray Stillwell, Pres., (618) 301-0500, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greeninvgroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News The Green Investment Group , Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Wind,
The £2.6 billion ($3.41 billion) Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited is a joint venture partnership between SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Red Rock Power Limited. When fully commissioned in the spring of 2019, the facility will incorporate 84 turbines and generate sufficient power for 450,000 homes. (Source: Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited, CNBC, Others, 23 July, 2018)
Contact: Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited, www.beatricewind.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Beatrice Offshore Windfarm , Offshore Wind, Wind,
The company plans to complete the biorefinery in late 2019 and be in full production in 2020 when it will convert approximately 175,000 tpy of household garbage into more than 10.5 million gpy of biofuel, according to the company. (Source: Fulcrum, Nevada Appeal, 23 July, 2018)Contact: Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, email@example.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum BioEnergy, Waste-to-Fuel,
The company began a biodiesel pilot last year, with Unicon Biofuels, and has to date scaled it up to cover 85 restaurants inMumbai, converting over 35,000 litres every month into biodiesel. (Source: PTI Mumbai, 23 July, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,