The revived plan is eligible for a $5 million performance-based grant from the state as well assistance from the state's LED FastStart, and Industrial Tax Exemption and Quality Jobs programs. (Source: South Louisiana Methanol, MarEx, 9 Jan., 2019)Contact: South Louisiana Methanol LP, Paul Moore, CEO, (512) 394-7352, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.southlouisianamethanol.com
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The upgrades included installation of a pre-treatment unit to process lower-cost and waste feedstock into oil; expansion of boiler and other utility capacities; and the implementation of environmental systems to enable full production of 50 million gpy of biodiesel and bio-oil while simultaneously operating the biodiesel, pre-treatment and glycerin refining units. (Source: Aemetis, Inc., PR, 10 Jan., 2019) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO , Todd Waltz, (408) 213-0940, email@example.com, www.aemetis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis, Biodiesel, Universal Biofuels,
In 2019, the minimum blending rate for biodiesel and ethanol was 7.5 pct. The bleand rate target for 2030 is 15 pct. (Source: Various Media,Renewables Now, 10 Jan., 2019)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel Blend,
The planned storage will be located near Norway's largest oil and gas field, Troll, and aims to be able to receive CO2 from onshore power, cement plants and sources. About 1.5 million tpy of CO2 could be stored beneath the seabed during the first phase of the project, according to Equinor.
If approved, the storage operation is expected to begin operations operations in 2023 or 2024. (Source: Equinor, Gassnova, Reuters, 11 Jan., 2019) Contact: Equinor, www.equinor.com/en
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The Sungrow SG3125HV Central Inverter with advanced three-level technology has a maximum efficiency of up to 99 pct and is an ideal match for Spain's climate conditions and the complex requirements of the Spanish grid code.
(Source: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd, PR, 6 Jan., 2019) Contact: Sungrow Power Supply, Jack Gu, Pres., PV & Energy Storage Division, https://en.sungrowpower.com; Solaria Energia, www.solariaenergia.com
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Proposals under the RfP must have a minimum nameplate rating of 100 MW and must be submitted by March 1, 2019.
SWEPCO is seeking to acquire new or existing projects that qualify for at least 80 pct of the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) and are located in, and interconnected to, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) regional grid in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas or Oklahoma. Projects selected through the RFP process will be reviewed for regulatory approval by the Arkansas Public Service Commission, Louisiana Public Service Commission, Public Utility Commission of Texas and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
RfP application forms and additional information can be found at www.SWEPCO.com/RFP. (Source: SWEPCO, Nexstar, Jan., 2019) Contact: SWEPCO, Malcolm Smoak, Pres., CEO, www.swepco.com
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Nordex has installed more than 23 GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 markets and has factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. (Source: Nordex SE, PR, 7 Jan., 2019) Contact: Nordex SE, Patxi Landa, CSO +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, www.nordex-online.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex Group , Wind Turbine, Wind,
With the addition of the state's recently enacted new building energy efficiency code, UAB expects to achieve an additional 9.1 pct energy cost savings above the savings anticipated with the LEED certification. The state's new construction energy efficiency code is considered one of the nation's most stringent, according to the UAB release.
(Source: UAB, PR, Bham Now, 5 Jan., 2019) Contact: UAB, Melody Gillezeau, Sustainable Development Project Manager , (205) 348-6010, www.ua.edu; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The PPAs with the Hawaii Electric Light Company and the Maui Electric Company are for the 30-MW Hale Kuawehi and Paeahu projects which are scheduled for completion in 2022. The Hale Kuawehi PV park will will generate an average of 92,000 MWh of electricity per year and will incorporate 120 MWh of battery storage capacity. The 15-MW Paeahu solar plant in Maui will include a 60-MWh energy storage system and have an average annual output of 45,000 MWh.
(Source: Innergex Renewable Energy, Renewables Now, 7 Jan., 2019) Contact: Innergex Renewable Energy, Michel Letellier, CEO, (450) 928-2556, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.innergex.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Innergex Renewable Energy, Solar ,
Tata Cleantech operates on the clean technology market by extending financing and providing advisory services for renewable energy, energy efficiency and water management projects and has participated in the funding of over 5.2 GW of renewables projects, according to the company website. (Source: Tata Cleantech Capital, Renewables, 7 Jan., 2019) Contact:
Tata CLeantech Capital, www.tatacleantechcapital.in
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The 36-acre solar farm
is a cooperative project between Kenyon Energy, South Bend Indiana-based Inovateus Solar and the city of Pratt. (Source: City of Pratt, Pratt Tribune, 7 Jan., 2019)
Contact: City of Pratt, Rick Eckert, City Manager, www.cityofprattks.com; Kenyon Energy, Clay Biddinger, CEO, (727) 216-4000, www.kenyonenergy.com; Inovateus Solar, https://inovateus.com
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The ACEEE notes the following ways that governors can increase energy efficiency across their state economies: develop and communicate an energy efficiency vision; drive energy efficiency in the utility sector; strengthen efficiency in the industrial sector; encourage energy-efficient transportation; scale up energy efficiency in buildings; Lead with efficient state operations; reach under served markets through state energy office programs; and move toward more efficient appliances.
(Download the report HERE. Source: ACEEE, Jan., 2019)
Contact: ACEEE, Annie Gilleo, ACEEE,
Senior Manager, (202) 507-4002, email@example.com, www.aceee.org
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Specifically, the transportation sector remained the largest source of emissions in the U.S. for the third consecutive year while a record amount of coal-fired power plants were shut in 2018, emissions from the power sector grew by 1.9 pct. The buildings and industrial sectors also showed year-on-year emissions gains.
(Source: Rhodium Group, Various Media, CNBC, Jan., 2019) Contact: Rhodium Group,(212) 532-1157, www.rhg.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News US Carbon Emissions, Carbon Emissions, CO2,
More recently, the Government published its £420 million construction sector deal, outlining a course for halving building energy use and emissions by 2030.
Even so, several industry bodies and corporations have argued that wider progress towards low-carbon infrastructure has been too slow -- particularly in light of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) global warming report's conclusion that the world must achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 to avoid catastrophic climate change.
(Source: Greater Manchester Combined Authority, edie News, 7 January 2019) Contact: Greater Manchester Combined Authority, +44 161 778 7000, www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
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Governor Wolf wants to reduce emissions by 26 pct by 2025, based on 2005 levels, and by 80 pct by 2050, which is in line with 2015's Paris climate agreement.
The governor's 2025's goal may be within reach, since federal data shows Pennsylvania's carbon dioxide emissions fell 20 pct between 2005 and 2016, due primarily to cleaner power generation. (Source: Office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf , witf, 8 Jan., 2019) Contact: Office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, (717) 787-2500, www.governor.pa.gov/contact
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Greehouse Gas, Climate Change,
Under the program, shoppers will gain one point for each 7 kg of CO2 emissions they are able to cut through replacing home appliances. One point will be worth ¥1 and exchangeable for gift tickets.
The ¥4.5 billion program will be funded in the TMG's fiscal 2019 budget, and is intended to coincide with the Japanese central government's announced consumption tax increase from 8 pct to 10 pct, as well as to curb carbon dioxide emissions that lead to global warming.
The program, which is expected to run until March 2021, is forecast to lower CO2 emissions by 140,000 tpy and reduce utility expenses by ¥6.9 billion.
(Source: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan Times, 8 Jan., 2019) Contact: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, www.metro.tokyo.jp/english
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Even at the high figure, Singapore is "well on track" to meet its 2020 pledge to reduce emissions by 16 pct below business-as-usual levels, the government claims. The government also noted that Singapore's greenhouse gas emissions are "increasing, but at a decreasing rate" in line with its 2030 climate target.
(Source: Singapore Today, 8 Jan., 2019)
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The NTU evaluation includes desktop and bench-testing of a methanol-powered marine engine and the onboard testing of the same engine in a harbour craft vessel for a six-month sea trial. The sea trial will be followed by an engine "teardown" to test clearances and material compatibility.
The project is intended to demonstrate the benefits, and encourage the use of methanol as a marine fuel. Similar projects have reportedly shown that Methanol can be easily adopted as a marine fuel at reasonable cost and without the complexity of other low emission alternatives.
(Source: Methanol Institute, Bunkerspot, Jan., 2019) Contact: Methanol Institute, Chris Chatterton, Chief Operating Officer, (703) 248-3636, www.methanol.org; Nanyang Technological University, www.ntu.edu.sg
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Delta Forceis an internal performance contracting program that increases energy efficiency and guarantees energy savings. Delta Force identifies UVA projects that represent good opportunities for energy savings, funds those projects, then recovers 125 pct of the funding out of utility savings.
Delta Force efforts have resulted in short ROIs and millions of dollar in energy cost savings.
(Source: University of Virginia, CPower Energy Management, PR, 8 Jan., 2018)
Contact: University of Virginia, Jesse Warren, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
Sustainability Director -- Buildings & Operations,
University of Virginia, sustainability.virginia.edu;
Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Award, www.smartenergydecisions.com/innovation-awards/2019-innovation-awards
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The DOER Green Communities Division provides technical assistance and financial support for municipal initiatives to improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy in public buildings, facilities and schools, according to a news release.
In 2014, Marion's Energy Management Committee promoted a solar bylaw that has seen the installation of more than 100 solar projects. The town has also executed a power purchase agreement with Future Generation Wind to net meter electric power to town buildings and facilities for an annual savings in excess of $90,000. In addition, the town added electric vehicles to its fleet and replaced all of the town's cobra-head streetlights with more efficient LED fixtures for additional energy savings.
With the new Green Community designation the town has been awarded a grant of $132,672 to cover the cost of additional energy-saving projects. (Source: DOER Green Communities, Standard-Times, South Coast Today, 8 Jan., 2019) Contact: Mass. DOER Green Communities, www.mass.gov/orgs/green-communities-divisionGreen Communities
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Under the program, shoppers will gain one point for each 7 kg of CO2 emissions they are able to cut through replacing home appliances. One point will be worth ¥1 and exchangeable for gift tickets.
The program, which is expected to run until March 2021, is forecast to lower CO2 emissions by 140,000 tpy and reduce utility expenses by ¥6.9 billion. (Source: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan Times, 8 Jan., 2019) Contact: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, www.metro.tokyo.jp/english
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Selections were made across three topic areas, outlined below. The first two aim to address fundamental scientific and engineering challenges of generating power from dynamic, low-velocity and high-density waves and currents. The third topic area is targeted to provide better information to reduce the costs and time to permit projects that include
Early Stage Device Design Research,
Controls and Power Take Off Design Integration and Testing, and
Dissemination of Environmental Data and Analyses to Facilitate the Marine Energy Regulatory Process.
(Source: US DOE, Water Power Technologies Office, Jan., 2019)
Contact: US DOE Water Power Technologies Office, ww.energy.gov/eere/water/water-power-technologies-office
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In the appeal, the company was attempting to block the release of records of its knowledge of how burning fossil fuels changes the climate.
Massachusetts Attorney General's suit claimed the world's largest investor-owned oil company violated state's consumer protection rules and misled investors about the impacts of fossil fuels on climate change as well as risks of climate change to its business.
Exxon appealed the decision to the Supreme Court on the grounds that the Massachusetts attorney general did not have jurisdiction to compel the company to release documents relevant to its own climate change-carbon emissions research and data.
(Source: Various Media, 8 Jan., 2019)Contact: Exxon Mobil, William M. Colton, VP Strategic Planning, www.exxonmobil.com
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The largest of the two methanol project, Caribbean Gas Chemical's plant in Trinidad and Tobago could start up as early as mid-2019.
Methanol from Trinidad comes into the US duty-free while shipments from Venezuela are hit with a 5.5 pct import tax. In 2017, 49 pct of all US methanol imports were from Trinidad, according to industry data.
The second new methanol project slated for startup in 2019 is US Methanol's 200,000 tpy Liberty One unit in Charleston, West Virginia.
Vancouver-based Methanex is also expected to make a final investment decision on a proposed 1.8 million tpy plant next to its two existing methanol plants. in Geismar, Louisiana.
(Source: US Methanol, Methanex, ICIS News, 8 Jan., 2019) Contact: US Methanol, Frank Bakker, CEO, (681) 205-8511, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.usmeoh.com; Caribbean Gas Chemical, (868) 225-4242, www.cgcltt.com; Methanex, John Floren, Pres., CEO, (604) 661 2600, www.methanex.com
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The SAF initiative is part of JAL's Medium Term Management Plan to actively contribute and tackle Global Sustainable Development Goals, including the reduction of CO2 emissions.
(Source: Japan Airlines, PR, 8 Jan., 2019)
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The aid will be provided in the form of a feed-in premium (a top-up payment over the market price) to the selected installations for every unit of electricity produced, as well as an environmental tariff premium (PDIF) linked to the use of biomass.
The new installations will produce both electric power and combined heat and power (HP). The measure aims to incentivize forest owners to clean the forests at risk by using the forest residues to produce biomass energy and thus reduce the risk of future forest fires. in Portugal.
(Source: EC, eureporter, 9 Jan., 2019)
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Praj Industries commands an almost 70 pct market share in the Indian bio-energy business in India and is the only dominant player along with ISGEC ltd. (Source: Praj Industries, SI Reporter, 9 Jan., 2019) Contact: Praj Industries, +91 20 7180 2000 / 2294 1000, email@example.com, www.praj.net
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The standards imposed by the ordinance requires all to newly constructed, low rise, single and multi-family units to be 30 pct more efficient than the current state minimum. For newly constructed multi-family units, they must be 20 pct more efficient than state minimums. To reach the new standards, the new ordinance suggests high performance attics and walls, high efficiency heating and water heating equipment, high efficiency fans, more efficient hot water distribution systems, and solar photovoltaic compliance credits. (Source: City of Arcata, Times Standard, 5 Jan., 2019) Contact: City of Arcata, Emily Benvie, Environmental Programs Manager, (707) 822-5951, www.cityofarcata.org
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The poll noted more then half of the respondents expected at least 60 pct of their project pipeline to involve green construction by 2021. The research also notes a significant change in the perceptions surrounding "green" buildings. For example, the number of survey respondents who believe that green construction costs more than traditional building methods has decreased dramatically from over 75 pct in 2012 to less than 50 pct in the most recent survey.
The poll notes "green" building benefits include 88 pct savings in operating costs in the first year and a 7 pct increase in building asset values for new "green" construction, which has a clear influence on all green building professionals to continue their relationship with "green."
(Source: AIA, CRL, 3 Jan., 2019) Contact: AIA, www.aia.org; World Green Building Council, Terri Willis, CEO, www.worldgbc.org
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According to the World Bank, India generates more than 150,000 tpd of municipal solid waste (MSW), 83 pct of which is collected and less than 30 pct is treated. The country's daily waste generation is projected to reach 377,000 tpd by 2025.
The Indian government's Biofuel Policy of India 2018, stresses the future role of biofuels in addressing pollution and
envisages a 20 pct biofuel and gadcia, Tech Panda, Jan., 2019) Contact: BIOD Energy India, Shiva Vig, CEO and Director, +91 11 4728 9966, /+91 11 4728 9900, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Selby, UK-based Drax purchased Scottish Power's portfolio of pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation, which comprises Scottish Power Generation Group and its wholly owned subsidiary, SMW.
The assets sale included the 440-MW Cruachan pumped storage hydro electric scheme in Argyll and Bute; run-of-river hydro locations at Galloway and Lanark; (126MW); a biomass-from-waste facility at Daldowie; and four Combined Cycle Gas Turbine stations in England.
(Source: DRAX Group, The National, 3 Jan., 2019) Contact: Scottish Power, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk; DRAX Power, +44 0 1757 618381, www.draxpower.com
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Since 1990, the UK has slashed its carbon emissions by more than 43 pct through a combination of cleaner power and lower overall demand for electricity. The country's electricity generation declined 1 pct in 2018, reaching its lowest levels since 1994.
Despite these trends the UK is still not on track to meet its legally binding carbon target during the 2023-2027 period, known as the fourth carbon budget, according to the Committee on Climate Change, the independent panel that advises the government on emissions policy. (Source: Carbon Brief, Financial Times, Jan., 2019)
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Decarbonization is critical to mitigating climate change which is already impacting California and its transportation system through the vicious cycle of wildfires and ensuing burn scar floods and mudslides occurring year-round, according to Caltrans.
The TDA is focused on minimizing transportation's environmental impact and dramatically reducing vehicle GHG emissions.
(Source: Caltrans, PR, 5 Jan., 2019) Contact: Caltrans, Laurie Berman., Director, www.dot.ca.gov; Transport Decarbonization Alliance, www.tda-mobility.org
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Presently, power plants spend up to $9.6 billion per to control mercury emissions, but the regulations that reduce mercury pollution only provides $6 million in direct benefits, according to the EPA. However, the same controls that reduce mercury also reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which are precursors to fine particle pollution, haze and ozone. These additional benefits were worth up to $89 billion in reduced fine particle pollution and $360 million in avoided climate change impacts, according to the Obama-era EPA.
Most utilities are already in compliance with the 2012 mercury rule by installing costly pollution controls that limit emissions of mercury and other pollutants. The agency proposed retaining current mercury emissions standards.
(Source: Dairyland Power Cooperative, Crosse Tribune, Jan., 2019) Contact:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, https://dnr.wi.gov/contact
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For the project, TEPCO intends to partner with an experienced European offshore wind power developer and spend about ¥1 trillion ($9.2 billion) on the 200, 5,000 kw, "fixed bottom" turbine offshore project.
The utility is also considering a nearby location for the full-fledged generator and intends to begin construction as early as fiscal 2019.
(Source: Tokyo Electric Power Company, PR, Japan News, 6 Jan., 2019) Contact: TEPCO, www.tepco.co.jp/en
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The District, which currently captures and sells landfill waste bio-gas from the Glenmore Landfill, is re-evaluating its future organic waste diversion opportunities while maintaining existing landfill gas collection infrastructure and commitments with FortistarBC for the sale of gas, according to the final draft of the district's Solid Waste Management Plan which is awaiting provincial regulatory approval.
One of the solid waste management plan's goals is to re-evaluate organic waste diversification options while maintaining landfill gas collection.
A proposal for several small compost sites to mix residential food waste with yard waste are being considered at a projected cost of $25 million each.
The RDCO is applying to the province to have a bio-cover made of compost at Campbell Mountain Landfill, which would eliminate methane gas at that larger site. (Source: Regional District of the Central Okanagan, BC Local News, 6 Jan., 2019) Contact: FortisBC, Roger Dall'Antonia, Exec. VP Technology, www.fortisbc.com; Regional District of the Central Okanagan, (250) 763-4918, email@example.com, www.regionaldistrict.com
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"There is a way to impose a fee on fossil fuels that does not negatively impact average Americans -- by returning the fee in the form of monthly dividend checks to households.
"Giving revenue to people can calm the carbon pricing angst seen in France. Starting at $15 per ton of carbon dioxide and increasing $10 per ton each year, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act will push the price of carbon to $100 per ton within a decade. Such an ambitious price will achieve at least 40 pct emissions reductions within 12 years.
That's what the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act does. Introduced November 28 in the U.S. House of Representatives, the bill will be re-introduced in the next session of Congress. We can lower fossil fuel emissions while protecting everyday Americans from increased prices of items that were created by burning fossil fuels. Americans can spend their dividends any way they choose.
"We must act -- scientists report that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are rising once again in the U.S. and worldwide. Failure to lower atmospheric greenhouse gases will lead to economic, social and health consequences that no one should want to bequeath to future generations." (Source: PennLive Letters, Jan., 2019) Contact: PennLive, www.pennlive.com
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The 180-MW project, to be known as the Coom Green Energy Park, has been granted regulatory approval.
(Source: Times of London, 6 Jan., 2019)
Coillte, www.coillte.ie; Brookfield Renewable Partners, (888) 327-2722, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://renewableops.brookfield.com
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The SolUnesco transaction includes the 150 MW Carvers Creek, 150 MW Moody Creek, 130 MW Red Brick, and 12.5 MW Rivanna projects located across the Commonwealth.
Together, the projects will generate sufficient electricity to power approximately 72,000 homes and would contribute over $11 million in state and local tax revenue, according to Apex. (Source: Apex Clean Energy, PR, 4 Jan., 2019) Contact: SolUnesco, Francis Hodsoll, CEO, (703) 672-5097, www.solunesco.com; Apex Clean Energy, Andrea Miller, VP Asset Management, Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com
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Under the federal Clean Air Act, the SCAQMD service region must meet the 1-hour ozone, 8-hour ozone, 24-hour PM2.5, and annual PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards within the next 12 years.
Established in 1976, the Diamond Bar-based SCAQMD is responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the South Coast Air Basin, in Southern California.
(Source: SCAQMD, Sentinel News Service, 4 Jan., 2019) Contact: SCAQMD, Wayne Nastri, CEO, (909)396-2000, www.aqmd.gov/home/rules-compliance/rules
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Cars, trucks and other gas-powered vehicles together now produce more greenhouse gas emissions than power plants. While the state still relies heavily on coal, a quarter of the state's electricity now comes from renewable sources, and that percentage will go up in future years as utilities retire more coal plants.
Agriculture emissions -- both from fertilizing row crops and raising livestock -- are also significant. The report lists agriculture as the state's No. 3 emitter, but for the first time, the MPCA included negative carbon emissions from forest regrowth in the report's agriculture section. Without the negative emissions from forestry as an offset, agriculture's emissions would roughly match those produced by transportation and electricity, at about 40 million tons of CO2 or the equivalent.
The state's 2007 Next Generation Energy Act set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels across Minnesota's economic sectors 15 pct by 2015, 30 pct by 2025 and 80 pct by 2050.
However, the state's emissions fell 12 pct through 2016, the latest year for which emissions data are available.
(Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency MPR, 5 Jan., 2018) Contact: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Todd Biewen, (651) 296-6300, (800) 657-3864, email@example.com, www.pca.state.mn.us
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No-till farming is a way of growing crops or pasture from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage. No-till is an agricultural technique which increases the amount of water that infiltrates into the soil, the soil's retention of organic matter and its cycling of nutrients.
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 -- Farm Bill -- reauthorized many expenditures in the prior United States farm bill: the Agricultural Act of 2014. The $867 billion reconciled farm bill was passed by the Senate on December 11, 2018, and by the House on December 12, 2018. (Source: No-Till Farmer, Washington Post, USDA, Wikipedia, Jan., 2019)
Under the agreement, the sugar mills of the Department of Santa Cruz will provide advice and assistance to both sugar mill of Bermejo and sugarcane producers, to strengthen the exchange of knowledge and technical cooperation in order to expand the production of anhydrous ethanol as an additive. vegetable origin.
(Source: Ministry of Hydrocarbons , PR, BN Americas, Jan., 2019) Contact: Bolivia Ministry of Hydrocarbons,
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The pilot, which includes partnering with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), is the first to connect a battery storage system in the US wholesale energy market.
The project follows an agreement signed between NEDO and the California state government's Office of Business and Economic Development to promote the use of energy storage in the state.
Californian utilities are required under State law AB 2514 to complete the installation of storage battery capacity up to a certain proportion by 2024. (Source: NEDO, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Jan., 2019)
Contact: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, www.nedo.go.jp/english; Sumitomo Electric Industries, https://global-sei.com
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Luminant, a unit of Vistra Energy Corp., is currently working on a 300-MW/1,200-MWh facility at its Moss Landing Power Plant in California, which is expected to come online in late 2020. (Source: Luminant, PR, Renewables, Jan., 2019) Contact: Luminant, (214) 812-4600, www.luminant.com
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The state funding is part of the 2018 Regional Economic Development Council Awards to the Southern Tier, announced in mid-December by Empire State Development Commissioner Howard Zemsky.
The funding will also support the establishment of the college's Center for STEAM Innovation -- an interdisciplinary facility aimed at
preparing students in new and emerging technologies, design, and sciences. (Source: Corning Community College, PR, The Leader, 5 Jan., 2019) Contact: Corning Community College, www.corning-cc.edu
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The two facilities, which together cost about $830 million, have a combined capacity of about 2,600 GWh per year, have long-term PPAs -- the Rattlesnake Creek wind farm will sell its power to Facebook and Diamond Vista will supply power to software major Adobe Systems Inc. Diamond Vista also has three separate PPAs, the first two of which are for 100 MW each with global manufacturing company Kohler Co and City Utilities of Springfield. The third is for 84 MW with the Tri-County Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma.
Enel owns all of the "Class A" interests and manages and operates the wind farms.
With these two wind farms, the total renewable capacity added by Enel Green Power around the world this year reaches 2.6 GW, of which over 830 MW in North America. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, Jan., 2019)
Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com
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