Upgrades such as energy-efficient lighting, thermostat controls, window tinting and faucet aerators could save the county more than $113,000 each year.
An additional $116,000-$117,000 per year in outdated equipment operation and maintenance could also be saved by the upgrades.
Upgrading would also qualify the county for a one-time $22,000 incentive from Oncor.
(Source: City of Witchita Falls,
Wichita Falls Times Record News , 26 Nov., 2018)
Contact: City of Witchita Falls, www.wichitafallstx.gov; Ameresco (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com
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"Not even the Trump Administration's own climate assessments can deny the severity of the climate crisis, as well as the risks for future generations. They can try to bury the findings of this report by releasing it quietly the day after Thanksgiving with hopes that people won't notice, but the realities of the climate crisis are stark and being felt by communities all over the country and the world right now.
"This report (National Climate Change Assessment) acknowledges much of what was outlined in the UN's IPCC report, noting that current efforts to mitigate climate change are not meeting the scale of the crisis. Yet, the report falls short of calling out the true culprit of the climate crisis: the fossil fuel industry. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration continues to roll back climate policy and prop up Big Oil, offering the fossil fuel industry tax subsidies at the cost of creating further conditions for devastating climate impacts.
"All the reports released this year point to the need for bold climate action now. For any shot at averting further climate catastrophe, all elected officials must reject dirty fossil fuel money and fight for a Green New Deal that puts climate and communities first. It's not enough to acknowledge the reality of climate change -- we need our members of Congress to walk the talk and support equitable solutions to this global crisis that lead to 100 pct renewable economies with no new fossil fuel projects."
350.org is U.S.-based, not-for-profit international environmental organization addressing climate change with the goal of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide to 350ppm from the current level of 400 ppm.
Download the National Climate Assessment report HERE (Source: 350.org, 23 Nov., 2018) Contact: 350.org, (413) 678-5160, www.350.org.com
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The E4 program recognizes real estate assets commited to the sustainable use of energy to reduce operating costs and minimize carbon footprints.
(Source: Banco Azteca, PR, 26 Nov., 2018) Contact: Grupo Salinas, Bruno Rangel, +52 55 1720 9167,
Grupo Elektra, S.A.B. de C.V., Rolando Villarreal,
+52 (55) 1720-9167,
email@example.com; National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy, https://eulacfoundation.org/en/mapeo/national-commission-efficient-use-energy-conuee
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The closures include the Iberafrica Power Plant's 56MW contract, set to end in October next year, Tsavo Power's 74MW contract ending in September 2021, and Kipevu Diesel's 60MW contract which ends in July, 2023.
Kenya runs 23 diesel power plants that account for 25 pct (700MW) of the total installed capacity of 2,800MW.
Eliminating the thermal plants is part of the government's plan to phase-out expensive diesel power generators as it moves to provide cheaper and cleaner renewable energy. (Source: ESI Africa, Daily Nation, 27 Nov., 2018)
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The plant includes a substation and 41 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines with a total combined capacity of 86.1MW.
The $185 million project, which was financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Proparco and DEG, is in line with Jordan's renewable energy targets and could save more than 160,000 tonnes of CO2 and 380,000 cbm of water per year.
Alcazar Energy will oversee and manage the wind farm operation and maintenance (O&M) through O&M contractors Elecnor/Siemens Gamesa.
(Source: Alcazar Energy, ME Construction News, 26 Nov., 2018) Contact: Alcazar Energy, Daniel Calderon, CEO, +962 6 461 4005, www.alcazarenergy.com; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com
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The Company is currently working to arrange back leverage financing as well as tax equity financing. Once operational, the SE Solar Portfolio will sell all power generated to an investment grade utility off taker through a 15-year fixed price PPA.
With the addition of the SE Solar Portfolio assets, the Company will own approximately 278.7 MW of generating capacity (including assets in development and construction) comprising 61.5 MW of wind facilities and 217.2 MW of commercial and residential solar facilities.
(Source: : Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC, PR, 26 Nov., 2018) Contact: Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. LLC., Charles Wheeler, CEO, (888) 292-3718, www.greenbackerrenewableenergy.com; SunEnergy1, David Sher, (917) 309-1234, www.sunenergy1.com
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The agency noted that "China's carbon emission declined both in intensity and amount in the pilot carbon trading areas. The carbon market has fulfilled its role in controlling greenhouse gas emissions and promoting low-carbon development." The agency added that China will advance the construction of carbon trading market and gradually expand the number of industries, trading entities and categories that participate in the national carbon market which was launched in 2017.
The Chinese carbon emissions trading system includes power generation, iron and steel production and cement manufacturing sectors in seven provinces and municipalities.
Under the Paris Climate Agreement, China will cut its carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 60 to 65 pct by 2030 from the 2005 level.
By the end of 2017, China had cut CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 46 pct from 2005 levels, fulfilling its commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 to 45 pct from the 2005 level by 2020. (Source: Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment, Xinhua, 26 Nov., 2018)Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn; Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment, english.mee.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News China Carbon Market, Cap-and-Trade, CO2, Carbon Emissions,
The US Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of U.S.states and unincorporated self-governing territories that are committed to upholding the objectives of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement (COP15).
The initiative supports farmers and ranchers in adopting climate-smart farming practices on land they own and rent, encourages smart growth and protecting farmland to reduce transportation emissions and expands renewable energy siting while protecting productive, versatile and resilient farmland.
"The goals and strategies outlined in the Farmers Combat Climate Change Initiative will play a critical role in helping farmers, ranchers, and urban growth planners develop and implement practices that can reduce greenhouse emissions, sequester carbon, and help mitigate, if not begin to reverse the negative impacts predicted by climate change models," according to Jennifer Moore-Kucera.
(Source: American Farmland Trust, The Fence Post, 26 Nov., 2018) Contact: American Farmland Trust, John Piotti, Pres., CEO, Jennifer Moore-Kucera, Carbon Initiate Dir., (202) 331-7300, www.farmland.org; US Climate Alliance, www.usclimatealliance.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News COP15, US Climate Alliance, American Farmland Trust, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
"Right now, we're at the cleanest we've ever been. And that's very important to me. But if we're clean, but every other place on Earth is dirty, that's not so good. So I want clean air, I want clean water, very important." -- U.S. President Donald Trump commenting on the just released National Climate Assessment of which he acknowledged only reading "some" and that it was "fine."
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Climate Assessment, Trump, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
The key is a new type of catalyst to be used in the Fischer-Tropsch reactor, the part of the process in which carbon monoxide and hydrogen are converted into liquid hydrocarbons. In the CTL process coal is first converted to syngas -- a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen -- and then to a liquid. Some of the CO is taken out of the syngas by converting it to CO2, in a process called water-gas shift. The researchers discovered that the CO2 release is triggered because the iron-based catalysts in the reactor are not pure. Accordingly, the researchers developed an alternative catalyst using a type of iron carbide -- epsilon iron carbide -- which they say generates almost no CO2 at all. Any that is been produced can be easily removed at the water-gas shift stage.
The researchers expect the new catalyst will play a role in the future energy and basic chemicals industry. The feedstock will not be coal or gas, but waste and biomass. Syngas will continue to be the central element, as it is also the intermediate product in the conversion of these new feedstocks. (Source: National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy Cosmos, Oct., 2018)Contact: National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy, www.nicenergy.com/en; Eindhoven University of Technology, www.tue.nl/en
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Elephant grass can grow up to four meters in just 100 days and yields several harvestable crops per year. NextFuel's patented technology -- a rotary drum indirectly heated and operated with a low oxygen atmosphere --
requires very little energy to transform the elephant grass into a briquette form.
While inside that drum, volatile elements are separated from the grass, and the physical properties together with the energy content are transformed in less than 30 minutes to a clean copy of fossil fuel.
The fuel is then "densified" and turned into briquettes for industrial and electric power production. (Source: NextFuel, 26 Nov., 2018) Contact: NextFuel, www.nextfuel.com
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The plant will be operated by Sigma Power Ariake Corp. Construction is slated to get underway in the autumn of 2019 for commissioning and operation early in 2022, according to a company statement. (Source: Toshiba Corp., PR, Nov., 2018) Contact: Toshiba Corp, www.toshiba.co.jp
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass news, Toshiba news,
The EPA had proposed requiring refiners to blend 19.88 billion gallons of biofuels next year, a 3.1 pct increase over current quotas. That target included a 15 billion gallon quota for corn-based ethanol and other conventional renewable fuels, the maximum allowed under federal law and the same amount required in 2018. The agency also is set to finalize a 2020 requirement for using biodiesel, after proposing a 15.7 pct increase in the target.
The EPA reportedly plans to establish new biofuel blending targets for 2020 through 2022 and is poised to lower congressional goals for cellulosic biofuels as part of the RFS "reset" process. (Source: EPA, Bloomberg, Farm Journal, 27 Nov., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS news, Biofuel Blend news, Cellulosic news,
In the study, the glucosidase enzyme that helps break down the complex carbohydrates present in biomass was modified the chemical structure of the enzyme to let it withstand heat of up to 137 degree C so that it can be used in ionic liquids instead of the usual water. The scientists found that the combined effect of heat resistance and solubility in ionic liquids increased the glucose output 30-fold. If the technique is taken up on a large scale, fuel-related carbon emissions could fall by 80-100 per cent.
According to researcher Dr. Alex Brogan, "We've made bioprocessing faster, which will require less equipment and will reduce carbon footprint. One major advantage of this will be increased biofuel production -- potentially helping biofuels become more widespread as a result. Furthermore, this alteration can be applied to a wide variety of enzymes, for various applications such as making fuels from waste and recycling plastics, thereby making bioprocessing more efficient." (Source: Imperial College London, Coherent Times, 24 Nov., 2018)Contact: Imperial College London, Department of Chemical Engineering, Dr. Alex Brogan, +44 (0) 20 7594 9028, www.alexbrogan.co.uk
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The Assessment's conclusions differ from the Trump administration’s position on climate change and include:
Download the Fourth National Climate Assessment report HERE
(Source: Fourth National Climate Assessment Report, Various Media, Michigan Public Radio, 23 Nov., 2018)
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The funding is intended to support Samoans most at risk given their strong dependency on natural resources for their livelihoods, while often living in fragile ecosystems throughout the island country. our planet's most pressing environmental problems.
Since its founding, the GEF has provided over $17.9 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $93.2 billion in co-financing for more than 4500 projects in 170 countries. Today, the GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global climate change and other environmental issues, according to the GEF website.
(Source: Global Environment Facility, Samoa Observer, 24 November 2018) Contact: Global Environment Facility, www.thegef.org
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If approved and constructed the 13-turbine wind farm is expected to generate approximately 150,000 MWh of power per yearand would be the fourth wind farm on Oahu after the 12-turbine Kahuku Wind and 30-turbine Kawailoa Wind farm and an 8 turbine wind farm presently under development.
(Source: Eurus Energy, Hawaii Tribune Heral, 25 Nov., 2018) Contact: Eurus Energy Holdings, www.eurus-energy.com
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The city's intent is to limit its carbon footprint, reduce its approximately $1.2 million per month electric power bill, and generate at least 25 pct of it energy requirements from renewable resources as quickly as possible. Presently, only 4 pct of the city's power is from renewable energy sources. Under Albuquerque's arrangement with PNM, the city would purchase half of the electricity that would be generated by the proposed 50-MW solar plant. The site, cost and other details of the proposed solar facility have not yet been determined.
PNM has invested heavily in solar in recent years and has scaled back operations at its coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico as part of a federal mandate to reduce haze-causing pollution.
(Source: PNM, City of Albuquerque, Santa Fe New Mexican, 21 Nov., 2018)Contact: Public Service Company of New Mexico, Pat O'Connell, Dir. Resource Planning, (505) 241-2700, www.pnm.com; City of Albuquerque, Planning Dept., (505) 924-3860, www.cabq.gov/planning
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The 100-turbine Ekola Flats wind project proposed near Medicine Bow will be owned and operated by Rocky Mountain Power while Invenergy plans its 47-turbine Uinta Wind Energy Project near Evanston.
The developers hope to have the wind farms built before federal tax credits are scheduled to end in 2020. (Source: Casper News Tirbune, AP, 24 Nov., 2018)
Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
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The Solheimajokull glacier, which flows from the active, ice-covered volcano Katla, has shrunk by about 2,050 feet between 2007 and 2015 and released enough methane to significantly accelerate climate change, according to the study.
Dr. Hugh Tuffen, a volcanologist at Lancaster University and study co-author says "The heat from Katla volcano may greatly accelerate the generation of microbial methane, so in fact you could see Katla as a giant microbial incubator." (Source: Lancaster University, 14U News, 24 Nov., 2018)Contact: Lancaster University,
Dr. Hugh Tuffen, Volcanologist, +44 (0)1524 594713, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/hugh-tuffen, www.lancaster.ac.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane Emissions, GHGs, Greenhouse Gas, Climate Change,
Schneider Electric Ventures supports innovation through funding, incubation and partnerships. The firm has committed to invest between €300 and €500 million in incubation projects, partnerships with entrepreneurs, and specialized funds in the coming years. Major projects developed by Schneider Electric Ventures include:
The company is working with the University of Guelph's Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC) in Ontario.
According to the release, the global bioplastics and biocomposites sector is entering the plastics market at an annual growth rate of 30 pct. (Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, PR, 23 Nov., 2018)
Contact: Competitive Green Technologies, Mike Tiessen, Pres., (519) 329-2525, www.competitivegreentechnologies.com;
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, (855)773-0241,
(613) 773-1081, email@example.com, www.agr.gc.ca/eng/home/?id=1395690825741; University of Guelph's Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre, Dr. Amar Mohanty, (519) 824.4120 X 56664,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biowate, Bioplastics,
Following the transaction, the business unit will be established as Adesso BioProducts AB, a leading Scandinavian biofuels supplier.
(Source: Perstrop, PR, Chemicals Technology, 22 Nov., 2018)
Contact: Perstrop, Jan Secher, CEO, www.perstorp.com
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The SDC managed trust will initially invest in a portfolio of nine projects valued at £57 million and £30 million worth of contracts across the UK.
The tech-heavy projects include combined cooling/heating and power plants at a Citi data centre and St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, as well as LED lighting projects for hundreds of Santander properties.
The company expects the final applications and commitments under the offer and initial placing to close on 5 December, with the publications of the result of the IPO set for 6 December. (Source: Sustainable Development Capital, Investment Week, 23 Nov., 2018) Contact: Sustainable Development Capital, +44 (0) 207 287 7700,
Fax - +44 (0) 207 806 8100, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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The initiative is expected to cut energy usage at the facility by 32 pct.
The two agencies will also share post-installation data, servicing and maintenance of the air-conditioning (AC) systems and a further cool roof application.
(Source: Jamaica Observer,PR, 22 Nov., 2018) Contact:
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, www.pcj.com
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To qualify for provincial support, projects must be in the five-to-25 MW range. Funding will be sourced from the provincial carbon tax and will be paid in the form of 20-year contracts.
Qualifying applicants must demonstrate community benefits, such as revenue from electricity production, local jobs and training opportunities and meet wildlife protection and other regulatory standards. standards.
The Alberta government aims to have 5,000 MW worth of generation from renewable sources by 2030, with 7,000 MW worth of projects presently ready to go.
The province will promote the program before it launches in fall 2019. The Alberta Federation of Rural Electrification Associations, as well as the Alberta Community and Co-Operative Association and Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) support the program. (Source: Alberta Climate Change Office, Western Producers, 23 Nov., 2018) Contact: Alberta Climate Change Office, Hon. Shannon Phillips, Minister, aep.alberta.ca/about-us/ministers-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alberta Climate Change Office, Shannon Phillips, Renewable Energy, Community Renewable Energy,
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"The message is loud, clear and undeniable: climate impacts are here and growing. The tragic Camp Fire in California serves as a stark illustration of how climate change is loading the dice for more extreme events that devastate people, homes and the economy. We should trust what we're seeing with our own eyes: more intense wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, and heat waves. This is what climate change looks like and it will become far worse unless we rapidly shift to a low-carbon economy.
"Climate change is already taking a toll on U.S. agriculture, health, tourism, fisheries, energy, transportation, infrastructure, businesses and more. For example, $1 trillion dollars of public infrastructure and private property along the U.S. coastline are at risk due to rising seas, increasing storm surges, and tidal flooding. No region of the country and no sector of the economy is immune. We must use all tools and pursue all policy levers to turn the tide. The NCA report makes it clear that we need a rapid and decisive shift to a low-carbon economy to achieve inclusive, long-term economic prosperity across the United States." WRI concluded. (Source: World Resources Institute, PR, 23 Nov., 2018) Contact: World Resources Institute, Dan Lashof, U.S. Director, World Resources Institute, www.wri.org
The plan calls for the city of approximately 79,500 residents to work with federal, state, local and tribal agencies to implement more aggressive "thinning" operations, better manage the city landfill to reduce GHG emissions, encourage higher density mixed-use developments, greater energy efficiency, a possible municipal carbon tax, and encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation and low-carbon fuels.
The plan doesn't specify a program timetable, costs or funding options.
(Source: Flagstaff City Council, Arizona Daily Sun. 24 Nov., 2018) Contact: Flagstaff City Council, www.flagstaff.az.gov/1406/Mayor-City-Council
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Potential projects seeking funding will be assessed by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Projects shortlisted for GSSF funding may also be eligible for ARENA funding under the Advancing Renewables Program . Under the GSSF, applicants must be able to match funding dollar-for-dollar and preference will be given to projects targeting financial close by the end of 2019.
ARENA is already supporting feasibility studies for two prospective pumped hydro plants at Cultana and Middleback Ranges, two virtual power plants trials and has contributed towards two grid-scale batteries -- Infigen's Lake Bonney battery and the ESCRI battery in Dalrymple. (Source: ARENA, Energy Storage, 23 Nov., 2018) Contact: ARENA, www.arena.gov.au
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The organization's Mission Possible report notes that reaching net-zero carbon emissions from heavy industry and heavy-duty transport sectors is technically and financially possible by mid-century and even earlier at a cost of less than 0.5 pct GDP in developing global economies.
The report outlines the possible routes to fully decarbonize cement, steel, plastics, trucking, shipping and aviation -- which together represent 30 pct of energy emissions today -- and could increase to 60 pct by mid-century as other sectors lower their emissions.
The India ETC Mission Possible report is calling for the decarbonization of heavy industry and heavy-duty transport, a focus on carbon capture and storage (CCS) possibilities, increased reliance on renewable energy and increased energy efficiency are all crucial to reducing atmospheric CO2 and improving air quality. (Source: Indian Energy Transitions Commission, Economic Times, 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: Indian Energy Transitions Commission, www.teriin.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
To date, Bullfrog Power has supported 140 installations across Canada, which include wind and solar projects with schools, Indigenous Peoples and community co-ops.
KRP Properties owns and operates over 30 buildings totaling approximately 3.1M sq-ft in Kanata North, Ontario, often referred to as "Canada's Largest Technology Park."
(Source: Bullfrog Power, PR, CNW , 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: Bullfrog Power, Facebook (facebook.com/BullfrogPower), KRP Properties, Terry Young, VP Operations, facebook.com/KRPProperties
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The first of the two projects, a 10MW "front of the meter" project, will be a grid-tied NEC GSS Grid Storage Solution in Brentwood, Essex, The second project, a 9MW capacity "behind the meter" project will be built at the Port of Tilbury, co-located with London's Port of Tilbury industrial port facility.
The NEC GSS Grid Storage Solution behind-the-meter battery storage system will use a metering scheme, installed by Nippon Koei.
Both projects are expected to be operational by mid-2019. (Source: NEC Energy Solutions, PowerTech, 22 Nov., 2018) Contact: NEC Energy Solutions, Roger Lin, (508), 497-7261, email@example.com, www.neces.com
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The report covers: sustainable biogas systems processes for treatment of waste; protection of environment; conversion of low-value bio-material to higher-value material; biogas for heat and electric power production; and the production of advanced gaseous biofuel.
Access the The role of Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas in the Circular Economy report
HERE. (Source: IEA Bioenergy, Nov., 2018) Contact: IEA Bioenergy, www.ieabioenergy.com
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In granting approval,
the regulator determined that converting the facility to run on biomass will increase the share of renewables in Guadeloupe's energy mix to about 35 pct from the present 20.5 pct.
(Source: Albioma SA, Renewables, 16 Nov., 2018) Contact: Albioma SA, +33 (0)1 47 76 67, 00, www.albioma.com/en
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The facility will convert organic fruit waste from Dole Philippines' Surallah and Polomolok factories in South Cotabato.When fully operational, the project is expected to generate roughly 50,000 MWh of clean energy annually, which DPI will use for power generation.
(Source: MPIC, Business World, 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: Metro Pacific Investments Corp., www.mpic.com.ph
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The grant program is intended to stimulate investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects,
to promote biomass gasification technology and help reduce carbon emissions.(Source: AEDB, Nov., 2018)
Contact: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, www.unido.org;
Pakistan Alternative Energy Development Board, www.aedb.org
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The rules, if passed into law, would put quotas on car dealerships to make 10 pct of their new car sales zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2025, 30 pct by 2030, and 100 pct by 2040.
The move is part of the BC NDP government's climate action plan to reduce emissions in B.C. by 80 pct by 2050.
(Source: City News, News 1130, Various Media, 20 Nov., 2018)
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According to the company, its cloud computing platform lets users access breakthroughs in plant-level wind farm optimization and control via a simple-to-use web-based interface.
(Source: Vayu, PR, Nov., 2018)
Contact: Vayu, Jim Kiles, CEO, www.vayuai.com
Sotware detail are at www.vayuai.com/services
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For the project, E.ON will partner with Swiss investment manager Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (CSEIP), which will hold an 60 pct stake in the project which is expected to commissioned by the end of 20121.
E.ON will construct and operate the wind farm under a long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement while retaining a 20 pct ownership take in the project.
Nordex will supply the €500 million ($570 million) project's 114 wind turbines ranging from 3.9 MW to 4.4 MW . (Source: E.ON, CleaTechnica, 20 Nov., 2018) Contact: E.ON, Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, CEO, E.ON Climate & Renewables, Michael Lewis, CEO Climate and Renewables, +49 2 11 45 79 4170, www.eon.com
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Under the legislation, an Office of Building Energy Performance would be created under the Department of Buildings to oversee compliance for the larger buildings. Constantinides said buildings that emit the most greenhouse gas will have to comply earlier than those that emit less.
Buildings greater than 50,000 square feet will be required to meet the new regulations, and retrofit their properties with energy-efficient technology to meet the standard.
(Source: AM New York, NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides,, 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: Office of City Councilman Costa Constantinides, www.council.nyc.gov/district-22
More Low-Carbon Energy News Building Carbon Emission, NYC Emissions,
This latest iteration complements Q CELLS' existing All-In-One solution, the Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 inverter, battery and management system, and is initially sized at 4.0 kWh but can be scaled up to 20 kWh capacity at increments of 4 kWh each time. Such modularity makes the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 an ideal solution for end-consumers that may wish to start small with their storage, and scale upwards as required.
By integrating a hybrid bi-directional inverter into the system, the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 battery can rapidly and efficiently adapt to the customer's consumption requirements.
The system incorporates lithium-ion battery cells supplied by Samsung SDI. (Source: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., SolarNovus, 22 Nov., 2018) Contact: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. , www.hanwha-qcells.com, www.hanwha.com/en/about_hanwha.html
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The report highlights the responsiveness of the clean energy ecosystem to both local policies and nationwide trends. In general, the annual growth rate has slowed compared to previous years. The energy efficiency and renewable and efficient heating and cooling sectors remain strong, growing at respective rates of four and eight percent each over 12 months.
Access the Rhode Island Clean Energy Industry Report 2018
HERE. (Source: Energy Rhode Island, ecoRI, Solar Ind, 20 Nov., 2018) Contact: Energy Rhode Island, www.energy.ri.gov
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Gold certification reflects the considerable energy efficiency and sustainable features that went into the design and construction of the expansion, including:
PCL is a Toronto-based group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia.
(Source: PCL Constructors Canada, Inc., PR, Nov 23, 2018) Contact: PCL Constructors Canada, Inc., Angela Taylor, Buildings Div. Group Head, www.plc.com; Canada Green Building Council, Mark Hutchinson, Director of Green Building Programs, (866) 941-1184, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cagbc.org
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Initially, Avril plans to produce only "a few thousand" tpy of fuel. (Source: Avril Group, UkrAgroConsult, 22 Nov., 2018) Contact: Avril Group, +33(0)188.8.131.52.00,
+33(0)184.108.40.206.00 - Fax, www.groupeavril.com
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When fully operational, the solar installation is expected to raise clean energy consumption by city facilities from 16 pct to 72 pct.
Over 20 years, the project is expected to save the city approximately $6 million in energy costs.
The entire project will use about 87 acres of land.
It's scheduled to begin next spring and go online next summer.
Fayetteville is planning to use only clean energy by 2030. (Source: City of Fayetteville, KNWA, 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: City of Fayetteville, Peter Nierengarten, Sustainability Director, www.fayetteville-ar.gov/3229/About; Ozarks Electric Cooperative, www.ozarksecc.com
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