ORE Catapult almost immediately announced that the £445,000 it received will be used to back a larger £1.3 million program of technology innovation projects to advance Scotland's offshore wind sector. The new £1.3 million program is also supported by a further £150,000 from industry partners including Fergusons Marine Engineering, CWind and WOOD, and match-funding from ORE Catapult.
ORE Catapult's new £1.3 million program will focus on: next-generation crew transfer and service vessels; a technology accelerator program; investigating alternative communication and remote supervisory systems; and establishing a business excellence program aimed at enabling the Scottish supply chain to access offshore wind commercial opportunities. (Source: ORE Catapult, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 22 June, 2018) Contact: ORE Catapult,
Andrew Jamieson, CEO, Tony Quinn, Dir. Operations, +44 160 359 555, ore.catapult.org.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News ORE Catapult, Offshore, Offshore Wind Scotland Wind,
Without changing the size of the battery cell applied to the high-voltage residential ESS battery module, Samsung SDI enlarged its capacity by more than 20 percent through the use of new materials and optimizing the module design.
The residential ESS market has been growing steadily, centering on the European market where solar and other renewable energy supplies are high. According to data from market researcher B3, the residential ESS market will grow at an average annual rate of 15 percent. This year's residential ESS market demand is estimated at 1,259 megawatt hours while it is expected to grow to 1,889 megawatt hours in 2020. (Source: Samsung SDI, 24 June, 2018) Contact: Samsung SDI, Kim Jeong-wook, VP Marketing, www.samsungsdi.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Samsung SDI, Energy Storage,
The UK has the largest offshore wind energy market in the world , with 35.2GW of capacity in operation, development and planning, says RenewableUK. Germany follows with 23.4GW, Taiwan is next with 8.3GW, followed by China with 7.7GW.
The global offshore wind energy capacity, both operational and upcoming, currently stands at 104GW -- a 10 pct increase over 2017, according to RenewableUK.
(Source: RenewablesUK, Compelo, June, 2018)
Contact: RenewableUK, Hugh McNeal, CEO, +44 (0) 20 7901 1300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.renewableuk.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RenewableUK, Offshore Wind, Wind, Renewable Energy,
ACORE is a US business group made up of companies that finance, develop, manufacture, and use all forms of renewable energy. Its aim is to accelerate the investment and deployment of renewable power in the US. The $1T 2030 campaign will be managed by the Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (PREF), a senior-level ACORE member program for educational renewable energy finance resources.
ACORE's plan to spur $1 trillion in renewables investment is based on: a long-term federal policy commitment providing support for carbon-free electricity generation; federal, state and regional policies to promote modernization of the nation's electrical grid; continued expansion of state renewable portfolio standards to support increasing deployment of renewable electricity; and reforms to facilitate siting and permitting processes for renewables and transmission and allow for accelerated renewable energy growth.
The $1T 2030 campaign hinges upon the findings of ACORE's The Future of U.S. Renewable Energy Investment: A Survey of Leading Financial Institutions report. The report, which is based on a survey of banking institutions, asset managers, private equity firms, and other financial firms, identifies several key findings that point to the fact that, "with sustained demand, US renewable energy will continue to be an attractive asset class with strong potential for investment growth." (Source: ACORE, June, 2018) Contact: ACORE, Gregory Wetstone, CEO,
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Council on Renewable Energy, , Renewable Energy,
Mongolia, which enjoys over 250 days of sunshine a year, nearly doubled its renewable energy capacity to 155 MW in 2017, according to the Ministry of Energy.
Even so, Mongolia sources under 5 pct of its power from renewable energy, including solar and wind. The government aims to make renewable energy use account for 20 pct by 2020 and 30 pct by 2030.
According to Mongolia's Ministry of Energy, the country has a potential wind capacity of 1,100 GW. (Source: Xinhua, Mongolia Ministry of Energy, 23 June, 2018)
Contact: Mongolia Ministry of Energy, energy.gov.mn
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,
In comparison, the environmental effect of methane leaks in 2015 reached the same level of the climate impact of carbon dioxide emissions from all U.S. coal-fired power plants combined in the same year.
Essentially, the amount of methane loss due to leakage would have been enough to power 10 million homes, and calls into question claims that natural gas is friendlier to the environment than the use of coal fuels.
Methane is as much as 80 times more harmful to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide and can contribute about 25 pct to global warming, and its effect can last over the first 20 years after being released. The study was published in the journal Science on June 21. (Source: NOAA,
Inosurhoy, 23 June, 2018)Contact: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Benjamin Friedman, (301) 713-1208, www.noaa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, GHG, NOAA, Natural Gas,
The RFQ is an open qualifications process by which the Government of Puerto Rico seeks to identify qualified companies interested in participating in a competitive procurement for the project pursuant to the Public-Private Partnership Act to allow private investment in public infrastructure projects.
The storage systems will provide grid stability and peaking capacity, which will enhance the efficiency and reliability of the current energy and electric service in Puerto Rico.
Interested parties need to download the request for qualifications at www.p3.pr.gov.
The due date for the responses to the request for qualifications is August 17, 2018.
(Source: Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico, 22 June, 2018) Contact: Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, www.aeepr.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,
To be certified carbon neutral,
the city worked towards provincially-mandated carbon emission targets, installed energy efficient cooling units at Leir House and City Hall, removed invasive species along Ellis Creek and installed five "rain gardens" that reduce the load on the storm water system while filtering contaminants from the water.
In a further effort
to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the city plans to install four new energy efficient Rooftop HVAC units at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, and is developing city park lands with a major tree planting program, as well as other initiates. (Source: City of Penticton, June, 2018) Contact: City of Penticton,
David Kassian, Community Sustainability Co-ordinator, (250) 490-2400, www.penticton.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutral, Carbon Emissions,
Germany reportedly blocked a previous effort to set an even higher renewables target of 35 pct called for by the European Parliament and member states including Spain and Italy, saying it is unrealistic. The country, which still relies on coal to generate much of its electricity, announced last week that it would not meet its 2020 emissions target due to economic and population growth.
In addition to the newly agreed targets, the EU set a wider goal of bringing greenhouse gas emissions to 40 pct below levels in 1990. Member state governments will now devise their own plans to meet these goals, in line with the Paris Agreement.
Green Group MEPs and environmental campaigners, however, said the new targets are not sufficient to meet goals set by the Paris Agreement, particularly limiting warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.
The final deal allows the EU to revisit climate goals in 2023 and increase the agreed targets if so desired.
(Source: EU, European Scientist, 23 June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU, Renewable Energy Targets, Climate Change, Emissions, Energy Efficiency,
The report includes LFGE details related to the market share, historical data, opportunities, profitability, growth rate, sales, key players, product types, regions, revenue distribution,and others.
Access sample market research report and details HERE. (Source: Questale, NB Post, 22 June, 2018) Contact: Questale, (201) 555-0123, www.questale, com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas, Methane, Landfill Gas-to-Energy,
The Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC) has convened a 37 stakeholder member Council on Climate Change to help the county develop a Climate Action Plan that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To that end, the OECC contracted with Sustainable Energy Economics, the proprietary owner of the Framework for Analysis of Climate-Energy-Technology Systems (FACETS) model.
(Source: Dane County Wisc., Sun Prairie Star, 23 June, 2018)Contact: Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change, https://climatechange.countyofdane.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
The DOE 50001 Ready program is a self-guided approach for facilities to establish an energy management system and self-attest to the structure of ISO 50001, a voluntary global standard for energy management systems in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities. The program does not require external audits or certifications. ArcelorMittal USA was the first steel company to join DOE's Better Plants program with 17 of its US plants.
ArcelorMittal USA produces 3.8 million tpy of steel.
(Source: ArcelorMittal USA, Green Car Congress,
23 June, 2018) Contact: DOE 50001 Ready, https://betterbuildingsinitiative.energy.gov/50001Ready; ArcelorMittal USA, usa.arcelormittal.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal, Energy Efficiency, DOE 50001 Program,
It contract includes the renovation, operation and maintenance of more than 80,000 streetlights, 50,000 of which will be replaced with LEDs to achieve a target of 47 pct energy saving. In addition, a smart monitoring system will be installed to track the streetlight network in real time.
Under this contract, VINCI Energies will implement the CityApp application to support maintenance and operation and the BIMCity hypervisor to ensure better customer service, network reliability and safety and track performance indicators.
This is the first contract in Australia to combine smart LED streetlight installation, smart city network implementation and overall infrastructure management. It is also the first streetlighting project to be carried out under an Energy Performance Contract. (Source: VINCI, NewsWire, 22 June, 2018) Contact: VINCI Energies, www.VINCI-Energies.com; Electrix, www.Electrix.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Smart Light, Energy Efficient Light, LED, Street Light,
Brazil's biodiesel auctions are designed to meet the legal requirement for the 10 pct minimum blend of biodiesel in diesel sold at the pump. The 61th tender will ensure the biofuel supply in the domestic market from July 1 to August 31, 2018, the agency noted.
Brazil's National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) is the regulatory agency that oversees activities undertaken by the oil, natural gas and biofuel industries in the country. It is in charge of issuing non-statutory regulations (resolution, norms) for these sectors, awarding exploration, development and production licenses and concessions, and conducting regulatory inspections, directly or through other state entities. The agency also defines interests for the government and third parties, as well as taxes -- such as royalties -- that oil companies are obliged to pay by contract. (Source: Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, Renewables, Others, 25 Fune, 2018) Contact: Brazilian Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, +55-21-21128100
More Low-Carbon Energy News Brazil Biodiesel, Biodiesel,
The plants will purchase straw and agriculture waste from farmers and convert it into biocoal which will be sold to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
In related Indian clean fuels news, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Is reported to be working on supplying CNG gas for vehicles and Erika, an English firm, is working on production of bioethanol from straw. (Source: Times of India, TNN, 25 June, 2018) Contact: National Thermal Power Corporation, www.ntpc.co.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass news, Straw Biomass news,
Ethanol producers and farm-state lawmakers say that recent waivers granted to small refiners have undercut the Renewable Fuels Standard. The Trump administration's plan to make up for the lost biofuel gallons would have put the burden on non-exempted refineries, prompting an outcry from the two top oil industry trade groups.
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: Various Media, Bloomberg, HoosierAg Today, 24 June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel Standard, Ethanol Blend, Pruitt,
The EU's new policy will start reducing crude palm oil imports gradually in 2023 before the complete banning effective in 2030. Until then, the percentage of palm oil in EU biofuel will be kept at 2019 levels.
Indonesia and Malaysia, which account for 85 pct of the world's palm oil supply, reportedly expressed relief in response to the EU decision while the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) said that although the EU decision was "very welcome" the upcoming ban would cause it to aggressively seek new markets.
Under current EU law, palm oil must come from certified sustainable plantations. Even so, environmentalists note that palm oil diesel still produces three times the carbon emissions of fossil diesel.
Environmental organizations and green activists accuse the palm oil industry of causing massive deforestation and rainforest destruction, thus hastening climate change. (Source: Malaysian Palm Oil Council, Citizen Truth, 24 June, 2018)Contact: Malaysian Palm Oil Council, www.mpoc.org.my
More Low-Carbon Energy News Palm Oil, Biofuel,
Kallista Energy's portfolio includes 163 MW of wind farms in operation, 10 MW under construction, a 158-MW project in the pipeline. The acquisition will increase EDF's French installed wind capacity to 799 MW. (Source: Boralex, Renewables, 20 June, 2018) Contact: Boralex, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, Patrick Decostre, VP-GM Boralex Europe, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com;
Kallista Energy, 01 58 22 21 85, http://kallistaenergy.website
More Low-Carbon Energy News Boralex , Kallista Energy, Wind,
Supporters of the policy include Exelon Corp., First Solar and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and the former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, say it's a climate policy that makes economic sense.
Exelon has reportedly contributed $1 million to the initiative and
AWEA is offering financial support, according to Americans for Carbon Dividends.
(Source: Americans for Carbon Dividends, GTM, 20 June, 2018) Contact: Americans for Carbon Dividends , email@example.com, www.afcd.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, Exelon, First Solar, AWEA,
The project would be developed by Chicago-based Invenergy LLC and will incorporate about 800 wind turbines supplied by GE Renewable Energy.
Invenergy would sell the farm upon completion, expected in in 2020. AEP's Southwestern Electric Power Co. will own 70 pct of the project and Public Service Company of Oklahoma will hold the remaining 30 pct.
Southwestern Electric Power Co. says the project will save customers $4 billion over its 25-year life, compared to what it would cost to buy the power on the open market, noting no fuel costs, tax credit benefits and cost-efficient delivery thanks to the dedicated power line. It serves 231,000 customers in Louisiana.
AEP serves 5.4 million customers in 11 states. It has 33,000 megawatts of energy generation capacity, including 4,200 megawatts of solar energy as well as 224,000 miles of distribution lines. (Source: AEP, Columbus Business First, 20 June, 2018)Contact: AEP, (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com
Southwestern Electric Power, www.swepco.com; Invenergy, Invenergy Wind LLC, (312) 224-1400, https://invenergyllc.com/what-we-do/wind
More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy , AEP, American Electric Power, Wind,
Cellulase enzymes assist in hydrolyzing the corn kernel fiber which, broken down, releases more sugars to be fermented into ethanol.
Ethanol from corn kernel fiber may qualify for D3 RINS under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) which encourages producers to utilize non-starch components of grains and other waste products in the production of biofuels.
Initial product prototypes have proven successful in both laboratory and ethanol plant scale testing, and more evaluations are planned, the companies say.
(Source: ADM, DuPont, World-Grain, 21 June, 2018)
Contact: DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Troy Wilson, www.biosciences.dupont.com; ADM, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, Collin Benson, VP Bioactives, Jackie Anderson, ADM Media, (217) 424-5413, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.adm.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Archer Daniels Midland , DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Cellulosic, Enzyne,
EDF Renewables is one of North America's largest renewable energy developers with with 10 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, biomass and biogas projects in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
(Source: EDF Renewables, BusinessWire, 21 June, 2018) Contact: EDF Renewables, Raphael Declercq, Exec. VP Strategy,
Sandi Briner, (858) 521 3525, Sandi.Briner@edf-re.com, www.edf-re.com;
PGGM, +31 (0)30 277 1500,
More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables, Wind, Solar,
The Growth Energy release credits the not-for-profit Prime the Pump market development campaign for: doubling the number of E15 stations four years in a row to include 1,400 stations across 30 states; securing commitments of more than 2,800 retail sites that will offer E15 by 2021 generating approximately 350 million new gpy of ethanol; and adding three major new retailers to the program in 2017, including a game-changing partnership with Kwik Trip which successfully rolled out E15 at 300 sites in just four months.
Both Growth Energy and Prime the Pump are arguing for relief from the current Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) limitations to further spur the growth of E15 sales.
Volatility defines its evaporation characteristics of a liquid fuel; RVP -- expressed in pounds per square inch (psi) -- is a common measure of and generic term for gasoline volatility. The RVP of gasoline can range from 7 to 15 psi. Ethanol itself has a very low volatility: -2 psi RVP. The higher the RVP of a fuel the worse its emissions are.
(Source: Growth Energy, Green Car Congress, 21 June, 2018)Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, CEO, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org;
Prime the Pump, http://primethepumpfund.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Growth Energy, Ethanol Blend, E15, Biofuel, Prime the Pump,
The system is being implemented at utility company TSE's new €240 million multifuel plant in Naantali, which became operational at the end of last year. The facility will process up to 1.2 million cubic metres per year of woody biomass an generate 146 MW of electricity and 250MW of heat.
The DNA system creates the fuel purchasing plan and distributes it to suppliers. This includes the exact amount, type of fuel and delivery time slot desired from each supplier.
(Source: Valmet, Ends Waste&Bioenergy, 19 June 2018) Contact: Turun Seudun Energiatuotanto Oy, Tapani Bastman, CEO, +358 40 5778122, www.tset.fi; Valmet, Bertel Karlstedt , Pres. Pulp & Energy, +358 (0) 10 672 0000, www.valmet.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Valmet, Biomass,
The scientific justification for carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, and the Paris Agreement took another hit on June 20, 2018, when the Financial Post published an article by economist Ross McKitrick laying out flaws in climate simulations (models) upon which carbon taxes and climate policies are based. The article noted: "It also means that greenhouse gas emissions do not have as big an impact on the climate as has been claimed, and the case for costly policy measures to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions is much weaker than governments have told us. For a science that was supposedly 'settled' back in the early 1990s, we sure have a lot left to learn," the McKitrick article said.
The Friends of Science Society, an independent group of earth, atmospheric and solar scientists, engineers, and citizens, says CO2 from human industrial emissions has nominal impact on climate, there is no significant climate risk and no need to phase out fossil fuels or enact related climate policies.
Download the Friends of Science Society
Challenging the Canadian Federal Government's Carbon Pollution Pricing System Results Report
HERE. (Source: Friends of Science Society, PR WEB, June, 2018) Contact:
Friends of Science Society, (888) -789-9597, email@example.com, www.friendsofscience.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Carbon Tax, Carbon Tax, Climate Change,
Eneco and Mitsubishi Corporation will investigate connecting the storage system battery to local wind farms, providing further value for wind farm owners by storing excess electricity generated during periods of curtailment.
NEC provided turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services which included its GSS® end-to-end grid storage solution and its AEROS® proprietary energy storage controls software. The system, Europe's largest, incorporates approximately 10,000 lithium-ion battery modules that are enough to store power for about 5,300 German households for 24 hours.
(Source: NEC Corp, 21 June, 2018) Contact: Mitsubishi Corp., www.mitsubishicorp.com; Eneco Group, www.enecogroup.com; NEC Energy Solutions, Roger Lin, (508), 497-7261
More Low-Carbon Energy News NEC Energy Solutions, Energy Storage,
Iniially, GEVO will supply Avfuel from its 70,000 gpy hydrocarbon processing facility in Silsbee, Texas. GEVO expects to construct a larger-scale hydrocarbon facility at its existing ethanol and isobutanol production facility located in Luverne, Minnesota, subject to financing. Upon completion of the Luverne Hydrocarbon Facility, GEVO would supply Avfuel with larger volumes of ATJ, ramping up to 1,000,000 gpy of unblended ATJ which, when blended with conventional jet fuel, would produce many millions of gallons of finished ASTM D1655 jet-fuel product.. (Source: GEVO, PR, 21 June, 2018) Contact:
Avfuel Corporation , Craig Sincock, Pres., CEO,
Marci Ammerman, VCP Marketing,
(734) 663-6466, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.avfuel.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, email@example.com, www.gevo.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO, Jet Biofuel, Isobutanol, Biofuel, Ethanol,
Capstone's high efficiency combined heat and power (CHP) Signature Series product line-up is making significant progress in the CHP market, which is specifically focused on growing the energy efficiency market.
In fiscal 2018, the energy efficiency market vertical accounted for 47 pct of product revenues, followed by the natural resource at 38 pct and renewable energy at 9 pct. The critical power and microgrid market verticals combined for 6 pct of annual product sales, according to the company release.
(Source: Capstone Turbine Corporation, PR, 21 June, 2018) Contact: Capstone Turbine, www.capstoneturbine.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Capstone Turbine, Microturbine,
Hawaii is the ninth lowest producer of energy-related CO2 emissions among the 50 US states, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
It is also a member of the United States Climate Alliance, a group of state governors that have agreed to abide by the 2015 Paris climate agreement. (Source: Various Media, Compelo, June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutral, Carbon Emissions,
Energy-efficiency enhancements will include:
retrofitting lighting systems to energy-efficient LED lighting: upgrading all HVAC systems, including replacement of 7 roof top units, 6 split systems, 17 packaged terminal units, 3 mini split units and 71 wall-hung pump units;
installation of HVAC control systems to maximize energy and operational efficiency;
ventilation systems at each of the school system's buildings will be upgraded, and each building will be sealed; and water conservation systems will be installed. (Source: ABM, PR, NewsWire, 20 June, 2018) Contact: ABM, ABM's Energy Performance Contracting Program , (212) 297-9721, www.abm.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ABM, Energy Efficiency,
Most reported spending supported residential and commercial energy efficiency: 43 pct of spending targeted residential customers, 49 pct targeted commercial customers, and the remaining 8 pct targeted industrial customers. Average reported spending per customer varied by state, from $0 in Alaska to $128 in Massachusetts. High-spending states and low-spending states tend to be concentrated in particular regions. By U.S. census region, average utility spending ranged from $11 per customer in the South to $47 per customer in the Northeast. Spending also was higher in certain states with high electricity prices, such as Hawaii, or in certain states with climates that require more energy for heating and cooling, such as Illinois and Arizona.
Incremental savings as a result of energy efficiency spending for reporting year 2016 totaled 27.5 billion kWh or 0.7 pct of nationwide retail electricity sales. Projected lifecycle savings were much greater, at 354 billion kWh over the lifetime of the efficiency measures used, because some measures that affect heating, cooling, and water heating equipment can provide benefits for several years. Like spending, most savings occurred in the residential and commercial sectors.
Annual incremental savings also varied by state, from near 0 pct of electricity retail sales in Kansas and Alaska to 3 pct of retail sales in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Average electricity savings by U.S. census region was the highest at 1.2 pct in the Northeast, and the lowest at less than 0.4 pct in the south. (Source: EIA, Today in Energy, 20 June, 2018)
Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News US EIA, Energy Efficiency Incentive,
As previously reported, "hardship" waivers were intended for small refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and thos that 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: WSAU, Reuters, 20 June, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, EPA, Hardship waiver, Hardship Exemption,
Currently, the Air Force uses deployable light carts that provide ground-level flightline illumination, task lighting for aircraft maintenance and troubleshooting, as well as perimeter lighting to secure deployed and contingency locations.
CTC will modernize the existing light cart with upgraded technologies and control strategies for improved energy efficiency and reduced reduced maintenance and energy costs.
The new Advanced Flightline Power and Light System developed by CTC will incorporate energy-efficient lighting, energy storage and various modes of operation.
(Source: Air Force Technology, 21 June, 2018) Contact: US Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office, http://afrl.dodlive.mil/tag/advanced-power-technology-office;
CTC, Edward J Sheehan Jr., CEO, Pres., (800) 282-4392, www.ctc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Concurrent Technologie, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficient Lights , ,
The new fund will focus on technologies that will increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, such as improving grid management, developing renewables and alternative fuels. Details were not available.
(Source: Chevron, Houston Business Journal, June, 2018) Contact: Chevron Technology Ventures, Barbara Burger, Pres., (925) 842-1000, www.chevron.com/technology/technology-ventures
More Low-Carbon Energy News Chevron, Renewable Energy, Alternative Fuels, Energy Efficiency,
The rebate program was funded through proceeds from the province's cap-and-trade program through a provincial agency called the Green Ontario Fund.
Ontario has earned approximately $3 billion in a series of cap-and-trade auctions since the system was introduced by the Liberals last year. (Source: Green Ontario Fund, Bell Media, 20 June, 2018) Contact: Green Ontario Fund, www.GreenOn.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Ontario Cap-and-Trade, Doug Ford, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebate,
The Partnership aims to create a unified voice on policies related to the topic at both state and federal level. One of the first projects from the group will be getting carbon capture technology on the ground. To that end, the partnership will work to:
The Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) -- Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties -- is a group of local governments designated as program administrators for energy efficiency programs and can receive ratepayer funding directly from the CPUC rather than through Investor-Owned Utilities. Specific programming anticipated to be offered in the Tri-County Region includes: workforce education and training programs; codes and standards compliance programs; and residential (including multi-family) energy efficiency programs.
The CPUC directed 3C-REN to put special emphasis on customers without easy access to program information or who generally do not participate in energy efficiency programs. (Source: Santa Barbara County, Public News, 12 June 2018) Contact: California PUC, www.cpuc.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Public Utilities Commission , Energy Efficiency,
A project fact sheet notes the building's sustainability elements included: a ventilation system that meets a defined threshold for thermal energy demand intensity; onsite renewable energy systems that provide a minimum of 5 pct of building energy consumption; maximized day-lighting opportunities; the building is oriented to minimize heat gain, using sustainable materials and high-performance building systems; and green roofs on 50 pct of the roofs throughout the campus. The facility achieved LEED Gold certification.
(Source: Canada Green Building Council, DCN News services, 19 June, 2018) Contact: Canada Green Building Council, Thomas Mueller, Pres., CEO, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency, LEED Certification,
With the addition of Portugal, the Under2 Coalition now includes 206 governments across six continents and 43 countries that collectively represent more than 1.3 billion people and $30 trillion GDP -- nearly 40 pct of the global economy. Under2 Coalition members commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 80-95 pct below 1990 levels or to less than two annual metric tons per capita by 2050.
The Coalition was founded in 2015 by California and the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg to galvanize climate action from sub-national governments in the build up to the COP21 climate summit when the historic Paris Agreement was reached. (Source: Under 2 Coalition, Climate Group, Website, June, 2018) Contact: Under2 Coalition, Tim Ash-Vie, Director of the Under2 Coalition Secretariat at The Climate Group,www.under2coalition.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Under2 Coalition, Climate Change,
In February, the partnership struck a similar PPA worth 520 MW from two wind farms located in Texas and Oklahoma. Cumulatively, these two consecutive PPAs will deliver 820 MW of wind power, which will supply electricity to more than 372,000 homes per year. (Source: NextEra, Open PR, 15 June, 2018) Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NextEra Energy Resources, ATT, Wind,
The project is expected to produce about 308,000 MWh of electricity per year and has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with CAMMESA.
Construction is expected later in 2018 for commercial operation by the end of 2019.
Argentina is targeting 20 pct of its power generation to be from renewable sources by 2025, and estimates that 10 GW of additional renewable capacity is needed.
Scatec Solar will on a 50/50 joint venture basis together with Equinor build, own and operate the power plant at an estimated cost of $95 million.
Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer that develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants and has an installation track record of 1,000 MW.
The company holds 322 MW of solar power plants in the Czech Republic, South Africa, Rwanda, Honduras and Jordan and has 1,092 MW under construction. With an established global presence and a significant project pipeline, the company is targeting a capacity of 3.5 GW in operation and under construction by end of 2021. (Source: Scatec Solar, 19 June, 2018) Contact: Scatec Solar, Raymond Carlsen, CEO +47 976 99 144, www.scatecsolar.com;
Martifer Renewables, http://martifer.com/pt/grupo/institucional/areas-de-negocio/martifer-renewables; Equinor, www.equinor.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Martifer, Equinor, Scatec Solar, Solar,
The project is being developed with support from oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and British Airways. The team is developing the engineering and business case for the construction of a first plant in the UK that will convert hundreds of thousands of tpy of post-recycled waste into clean-burning, sustainable fuels to be used by British Airways.
The fuel is expected to deliver over 70 pct greenhouse gas reduction and 90 pct reduction in particulate matter emissions compared with conventional jet fuel.
The project partners expect to reach a final investment decision in the first half of 2020. (Source: Velocys, PR, Business Leader, 19 June, 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, Aviation Biofuel,
The project was awarded a 100 MW PPA by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) under the National Solar Mission programme in 2016. The project is FRV's first in India.
(Source: Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Economic Times, 19 June, 2018) Contact: Fotowatio Renewables, +34 91 702 64 12, +34 91 319 12 90,
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Inline with to restructuring
and corporate strategy, CEO Richard Spinks will step down and focus his efforts on the development of CoalSwitch business opportunities in Poland and the forestry management activities in North America.
(Source: Active Energy Group PLC, Proactive Investors, 19 June, 2018) Contact: Active Energy Group PLC, +44 (0)20 3021 1500, www.active-energy.com
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The Ione, California
plant has 18 megawatts of base-load electric generating capacity and is capable of powering 16,000 homes, according to the auction website, www.powerplantauction.com.
(Source: Maas Companies, IONE Calif., PR Web, 15 June, 2018) Contact: Maas Companies, (507) 285-1444, www.powerplantauction.com; Buena Vista Biomass, www.calbiomass.org/facilities/buena-vista-biomass-power
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As part of the compromise the Directive continues the annual energy savings obligation set by Article 7 of the EED, requiring Member States to establish policies that deliver new action and delivering new savings for households, the service sector and small businesses.
(Source: EU, European Environmental Bureau , 19 June, 2018) Contact: Energy Efficiency Directive, EEB, Anton Lazarus, +32 2 289 13 09,
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