The project is a collaboration between Fife Council, RWE and the Scottish government.
RWE will own the Energy Centre and provide the heat required for the network from its biomass plant and Fife Council will own the network and act as service provider. The Scottish government is supporting the development through its Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition "matching funds" Programme. The project is expected to be operational by the end of January 2019. (Source: RWE, Fife Council, Construction Index, 7 June, 2018) Contact:
Glenrothes Energy Network, www.investinfife.co.uk/content/glenrothes-heat; RWE AG, www.rwe.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass, Biomass CHP, RWE,
The initiative is intended the help the building and construction industry meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The building and construction industry accounts for around one-third of global emissions and will need to play a crucial role in keeping the global temperature at sustainable levels. Energy consumption levels in the sector are set to be exacerbated in the next 35 years, with the global building stock expected to double to 415 billion square metres, according to the World GBC.
In November 2017, the UK Government struck an agreement with the construction industry to halve emissions in the built environment over the next eight years.
(Source: World Green Building Council, edie, 7 June, 2018) Contact: WGBC, Terri Wills, CEO , www.worldgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero Building, Green Building, World Green Building Council, Green Building, Energy Efficiency,
Together, the two projects are projected to cost $390 million.
(Source: Wisconsin Public Service, Fox6 News, June, 2018) Contact: Madison Gas and Electric , Gary Wolter, CEO, (608) 252-7222, www.mge.com; Wisconsin Public Service, www.wisconsinpublicservice.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Madison Gas and Electric , Solar,
Increasing R&D spending toward the development of efficient system along with improved shelf life will positively drive the stationary battery storage market. High discharge rate, reduced weight, comparative efficiency, longer life cycle, reducing cost and high voltage output and some of the key imperative parameters which will boost the product demand, the reports says.
The report identifies notable players across stationary battery storage market as Samsung SDI, Exide Technologies, A123 systems, Johnson Controls, Durapower, Toshiba, GS Yuasa, Tesla, BYD co, Hitachi Chemical, Duracell, Hitachi Chemical, Valence Technology, Uniper, LG Chem, ACDelco, Hitachi Maxell, Panasonic and Roofer Technology.
Download Stationary Battery Storage Market report details HERE.
(Source: Global Market Insights, Inc , 7 June, 2018) Contact: Global Market Insights Inc, Arun Hegde
Corporate Sales, USA, (302) 846-7766
More Low-Carbon Energy News Stationar Battery, Battery Energy Storage, Energy Storage,
The rebate was thin recognition of the county's Energy Efficiency and Reinvestment Project which included LED energy efficient lighting and other upgrades. The county plans to apply the rebate cash to other county facility energy efficiency improvements.
"We are already seeing savings of over our 35 percent estimate. With us seeing savings over that, I think the project is going very well,” explains Mayo.
The board plans to reinvest the check by continuing this project at the Neshoba County Coliseum.
The county-wide facility improvements include: Interior and exterior LED lighting in the buildings, a new roof on the courthouse and new HVAC systems. (Source: Neshoba County,Miss., WTOK, 6 June, 2018) Contact: Neshoba County, Jeff Mayo, County Administrator, (601) 656-6281, www.neshobacounty.net;
TVA, John Myers, Dir. Policy & Regulatory Affairs, (865) 632-2101, email@example.com, www.tva.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News TVA, Energy Efficiency Rebate, LED Light,
The training will delivered by the Jamaica Society of Energy Engineers and was made possible with help from the Canadian Support to the Energy Sector in the Caribbean Fund and the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA).
The CEM designation is a US-based international certification offered through the Association of Energy Engineers and has become the international industry standard for practitioners operating as energy managers.
(Source: USAID, Jamaica Gleaner, 4 June, 2018) Contact: USAID CARCEP, John Marcocchio, Energy Efficiency Promotion Specialist, (202) 712-0000, www.usaid.gov; Caribbean Development Bank, www.caribank.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Caribbean Development Bank , USAID, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
"The nation's corn growers thank Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Joni Ernst and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue for their advocacy and steadfast support for farmers, rural communities and renewable fuels. We greatly appreciate their efforts.
"With the expectation that the Administration was preparing to take drastic actions to unravel the RFS, farmers are very pleased those actions have been set aside and strongly encourage the Administration to keep the President's commitment to America's farmers and (leave) the RFS intact." (Source: NCGA, Wisc. AgConnection, 7 June, 2018) Contact: National Corn Growers Association, Kevin Skunes, Pres., (202) 326-0644, www.ncga.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Biofuels, NCGA,
The legislation is aimed at helping commercial and industrial property owners finance upgrades for energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy systems.
The voluntary program allows municipal governments to set up energy improvement districts, where private lenders can give money to commercial, industrial, or agricultural property owners for eligible improvements to buildings. The money is repaid in the form of an additional tax payment, which remains attached to the specific, upgraded building if it is sold.
The Pennsylvania legislation does not proscribe how the C-PACE program will ultimately be administered.
(Source: Pennsylvania DEP, Energy News, 6 June, 2018)
Contact: Pennsylvania DEP, www.dep.pa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News C-PACE, Energy Efficiency,
The plan would retire 660 mw of coal generation from the Commanche 1 and Commanche 2 plants in Pueblo and add 1,100 mw of new wind capacity, 750 mw of solar generation, and 380 mw of flexible gas sources.
The plan reduces the utility's coal power production from 44 pct in 2017 to 24 pct by 2026. (Source: Xcel Energy Colorado, Denver Post, 6 June, 2018)Contact: Xcel Energy Colorado, David Eves, Pres., www.xcelenergy.com; Colorado Public Utilities Commission, (303) 894-2000, www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/puc
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy Colorado, Coal, Carbon Emissions,
If the new technique proves commercially viable, it could "transform how humanity thinks about the problem of climate change", according to Carbon Engineering.
(Source: Carbon Engineering, Harvard Univ., CBC News, Examiner, 7 June, 2018) Contact: Carbon Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carbonengineering.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Engineering,
The SBTi is a collaboration among CDP (f.k.a. Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Targets adopted by companies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are considered "science-based" if they are in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase below two degrees C compared to pre-industrial temperatures.
Caesars Entertainment has committed to
reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions 30 pct by 2025, and 95 pct by 2050 from a 2011 base year. Since 2011, Caesars
has reduced its total GHG emissions by 22.9 pct. (Source: Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Hotel Business, 7 June, 2018) Contact: Caesars Entertainment Corporation, www.caesarscorporate.com; Science Based Target initiative, www.sciencebasedtargets.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Science Based Target initiative, Carbon Emissions ,
Costa Rica presently generates more than 99 pct of its electric power with renewable energy sources. (Source: The Independent, 10 May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
The new XCELIS platform also will feature an online partner community for the industry, GRAIN CHANGERS. This online community and innovative product offerings represent a new age for DuPont's XCELIS biorefinery team. By improving performance, efficiency and fuel ethanol yields, XCELIS helps ethanol producers reach their goals with new products, tools and technologies.
"These three products are -- quite simply -- game-changers for the fuel ethanol market. Our team has done it once again -- listened to customer needs, engineered cutting-edge enzyme and yeast technologies and worked hand-in-hand with ethanol producers to bring products to market that provide the best possible yields and new options for efficiency," the release says. (Source: DuPont Industrial Biosciences,
PR, June, 2018) Contact: DuPont Industrial Biosciences , Judy Underwood, Global Marketing Leader Grain Processing, Wendy Rosen ,
(650) 284-6429, www.dow-dupont.com, http://biosciences.dupont.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DuPont Industrial Biosciences , Ethanol, Biofuel, Enzymes,
The Upton 2 project is owned and operated by Vistra subsidiary Luminant. (Source: Vistra Energy, Renewables, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Vistra Energy, Curt Morgan,Pres., CEO,
www.vistraenergy.com; Luminant, (214) 812-4600, www.luminant.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar , PV, Luminant,
Greenko has also announced announced an equity fundraising of $447 million.
Greenko is one of India's leading Renewable Energy companies, replacing fossil fuels with integrated decarbonized energy and grid assets enabling sustainable and affordable energy, with a net installed capacity of 3.2 GW across 13 States in India, and over 2 GW in pipeline soon to be operational, according to the company website. (Source: Greenko Energy Holding, Renewables, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Greenko Energy Holdings,
+91 40 40301000,
www.greenkogroup.com; Orange Renewables Singapore, www.orangerenewable.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenko Energy Holdings,
In 2014, Cathay Pacific became an equity investor in US-based Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., which focuses on turning municipal solid waste into sustainable aviation fuel.
As previously reported, Fulcrum broke ground on its first commercial-scale plant last month in Nevada. When fully operational in 202, the plant is expected to produce approximately 10 million gpy. (Source: Cathay Pacific, 4 June, 2018)Contact: Cathay Pacific, Rupert Hogg, CEO, www.cathaypacific.com;
Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, email@example.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cathay Pacific, Aviation Biofuel, Jet Biofuel, Fulcrum BioEnergy ,
Over the past two years, the state grant program has provided $7 million to Massachusetts communities looking to mitigate the destructive effects of climate change. (Source: Glouster Daily Times, 5 June, 2018)
Contact: Mass. Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program, www.mass.gov/municipal-vulnerability-preparedness-mvp-program
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change Mitigation,
Hihview's technology stores air as a liquid then converts it back to gas. The expansion process releases stored energy, which is used to drive a turbine to generate electricity. The LAES plant at Bury also converts waste heat to power using heat from the on-site landfill gas engines.
According to Highview, LAES could ultimately scale to hundreds of megawatts, potentially storing enough energy to power entire towns. The company is in discussions with several utility firms to build 150MWh units.
The Bury development was partially tax-payer funded with an £8 million government grant. Now Highview plans to export the technology, it said.
(Source: Highview Power, energyst., Others, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Highview Power CEO Gareth Brett, +44 (0) 207 484 5600 www.highviewpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Stoage, Highview Power ,
The company is seeking proposals for 308,000 MWh of power generation -- approximately 40 MW of geothermal capacity or approximately 100 to 126 MW of wind or solar capacity -- sufficient power for about 34,000 typical Utah homes.
Customers sponsoring the request for proposal include Park City, Salt Lake City, Summit County, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and Utah Valley University, which are all working with Rocky Mountain Power to meet their clean air and sustainability goals through renewable energy. (Source: Rocky Mountain Power, Sun Advocate, 4 June, 2018)Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Rocky Mountain Power, Renewable Energy,
Since 2009, CEV has invested approximately $241 million in onshore wind and nearly $590 million in solar projects, and plans to invest $500 million in solar projects over the next four years, according to the company.
CEV has over 6,700 residential solar lease customers and 32 commercial installations totaling 192.7 MW of installed capacity, in New Jesey, according to the company.
(Source: NJR Clean Energy Ventures, PR, Windpower, June, 2018) Contact:
NJR Clean Energy Ventures , Stephen Westhoven, COO
www.njrcleanenergyventures.com; NorthWestern Energy, www.northwesternenergy.com; NJR, Christopher Savastano, MD Business Dev.,
(732) 938-1004, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.njresources.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NJR Clean Energy Ventures , NorthWestern Energy,
"The 2018 edition of the report focuses exclusively on data and information on the evolving initiatives that put a price on carbon, in terms of their most current status and emerging trends. It includes an expanded discussion on what the trends are telling us about the underlying motivations of and the direction the world is moving in when it comes to carbon pricing.
"The growing momentum for carbon pricing and the increasing prevalence of the topic in climate change discussions in recent years take us in a new direction for the report. More national and sub-national jurisdictions and private sector entities are adopting carbon pricing.
"This report also includes a reflection on the engagement of non-state actors on climate action and carbon pricing -- a development that characterizes the implementation phase the world has embarked on since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. The inclusion of internal carbon prices in business operations, and how this is incentivizing action on climate change, has raised the need to expand the focus to include an important discussion on how carbon pricing is considered in other economies and the indirect measures taken to provide a carbon price signal."
Download the World Bank Group State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018 report at www.openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29687.
Download an online dashboard to complement the publication HERE. (Source: World Bank Group, May, 2018)Contact: World Bank Group, www.worldbank.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Bank, Carbon Price,
UNL electric power consumption has dropped from 240,000 Btu in 1997 to 146,000 Btu last year, even as square footage was added to campus, student enrollment grew, and more faculty conducted research.
Much of the energy reduction is the result of investments in higher-efficiency heating and cooling units, lighting and heating room occupancy sensors, the shuttering of the school's coal fired coal-fired power and central heating plant, a push for greater use of renewable energy and other improvements and initiatives. (Source: UNL, Journal Star, 5 June, 2018) Contact: UNL,
Lalit Agarwal, Director Utility and Energy Management, (402)472-4375, email@example.com, www.unl.edu
Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, https://stars.aashe.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Carbon Emissions, Energy Efficiency,
The demonstration, which will be located at the New York Power Authority's (NYPA) headquarters in White Plains, will be a stand-alone system that includes a rack-mounted 200kWh, 50kW battery storage unit featuring Cadenza Innovation's Li-ion supercell technology. The project is expected to be completed by fall, 2019.
Cadenza Innovation plans to initially license its technology platform to utility/grid storage and electric vehicle (EV) markets. The company's recently patented multicore Li-ion battery cell structure provides unparalleled simplification in battery pack design, reduces production and manufacturing costs, overcomes safety issues and improves the energy density of Li-ion batteries.
, Cadenza Innovation is backed by more than $10 million in oversubscribed Series A funding led by Golden Seeds with additional funding from the U.S. DOE and the states of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. (Source: Cadenza Innovation, PR, June, 2018)
Contact: Cadenza Innovation, Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud,CEO, Founder,
www.cadenzainnovation.com; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA, Energy Storage, Lithium-Ion Battery, Li-Ion,
As of May 1st, 2018, Minnesota requires all diesel fuel sold in the state from April to September inclusively contain at least twenty percent Biodiesel (B20). The minimum content for the remainder of the year is five percent (B5).
Targray is a certified BQ-9000 marketer and distributor of high-quality B99.9 biodiesel with over 40 tank locations throughout California, Florida, and the Midwest. (Source: Targray, PR, June, 2018) Contact: Targray, Dan Murray, VP, www.targray.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Targray, Biodiesel,
The new JV will produce 62 million lpy of bio-ethanol from approximately 0.5 million mtpy of locally sourced bamboo. Bio-coal will be used for production of steam and green power to the bio-refinery.
(Source: Numaligarh Refinery, Shillong Times, 5 June, 2018)
Contact: Numaligarh Refinery, +91-03776-265493, www.nrl.co.in; Chempolis Oy, +358 10 387 6666,
www.chempolis.com; Fortum Oyj, Vesa Koivisto, Development Manager, +358-50-453-6322, +358 10 4511, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fortum.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortum , Chempolis , Bamboo Bioethanol, Biofuel,
Safari Energy develops turnkey solar solutions managing projects through all phases of development, from inception to financing, design, engineering, permitting, construction, interconnection and asset management. The company has completed more than 200 solar projects in 19 states, with more than 80 projects underway. (Source: PPL, Reading Eagle, NASDAQ, June, 2018) Contact: PPL Corp., www.pplweb.com;
Safari Energy LLC, (212 935-2500, www.pplweb.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News PPL, Solar, Safari Energy,
The Rankine Cycle is a thermodynamic cycle that converts heat into work. The heat is supplied to a closed loop, which typically uses water as working fluid. The Organic Rankine Cycle's principle is based on a turbogenerator working as a conventional steam turbine to transform thermal energy into mechanical energy and finally into electric energy through an electrical generator. Instead of generating steam from water, the ORC-system vaporizes an organic fluid, characterized by a molecular mass higher than that of water, which leads to a slower rotation of the turbine, lower pressures and no erosion of the metal parts and blades. (Source: Turboden, PR, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Turboden, Brescia - Italy
tel +39 030 3552001 www.turboden.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Turboden, Biomass, Rankine Cycle ,
The university is collaborating with Spark Northwest, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization dedicated to renewable energy development. Funding will be provided by the USDA over two years, beginning this fall.
The grant positions the university for future USDA funding at the "energy-food-water-climate nexus" including precision agriculture, field drones and sensors and digitizing data.
((Source: George Fox University, Capital Press, 5 June, 2018) Contact: George Fox University,
Bob Harding, Dean of the College of Engineering , (503)538-8383, www.georgefox.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy,
Together, the programs are projected to save 2 billion kWh of energy -- sufficient energy for about 166,000 homes.
The energy-efficiency proposal would also help Ameren reach it goal of cutting its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
If approved, the energy-efficiency programs could get underway in 2019. (Source: Ameren Missouri, St. Louis Public Radio, June, 2018) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Tara Oglesby, VP Customer Experience , www.ameren.com/missouri
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren, Energy Efficiency,
SkyNRG, which blends and distributes sustainable aviation fuel as well as developing regional supply chains, has supplied sustainable aviation fuel to more than 25 airlines worldwide, according to the release.
Shell Aviation is a leading aviation fuel and lubricants supplier, delivering fuel to around 850 airports in 32 countries, according to the release.
(Source: Shell Aviation, Bifuels Int'l, June, 2018) Contact: SkyNRG, Maarten van Dijk, CEO.
Shell Aviation, Anne Anderson, VP, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505, email@example.com, www.sktnerg.com; Shell Aviation,www.shell.com/business-customers/aviation.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News SkyNRG, Shell Aviation, Aviation Biofuel, Jet Biofuel,
FEFAM is aggregated from four 'sub-funds': AM Investment SCA, SICAV-SIF, a liquid assets sub-fund; Finexis Equity Fund's multi-asset strategy sub-fund, its renewable energy sub-fund and Finexis' E-money strategies sub-fund, aka Energy Storage Invest.
(Source: Leclanche, Energy Storage News, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Leclanche, Anil Srivastava, CEO, +41 (0)24 424 65 00,
Fax: +41 (0)24 424 65 20, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.leclanche.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Leclanche , Energy Storage, Lithium-Ion Battery,
The study found that the Paris agreement target can be reached through innovations in energy efficiency -- hanges to heating, cooling, transport, appliances and technological devices could both limit climate change and meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
"Our analysis shows how a range of new social, behavioral and technological innovations, combined with strong policy support for energy efficiency and low-carbon development can help reverse the historical trajectory of ever-rising energy demand," IIASA acting program director and lead study author Arnulf Grubler said in the press release.
The report focused on innovations that were currently available and calculated what would happen if they were applied at scale. It found that doing so could reduce the energy required for transportation, heating and cooling and meeting the physical needs of the world's population by two to four times.
The paper further explained that the success of its scenario relied on the willingness of populations, governments and businesses to make the changes it advocates. "The global community from world leaders and multinational corporations down to individual consumers and citizens need to act in concert to avoid dangerous climate change while improving human wellbeing. Our scenario offers a roadmap as to how this can be achieved," Grubler added.
Markers on that roadmap included ride-sharing fleets of electric vehicles that could reduce transport energy demand by 60 percent by 2050. Increased energy standards for new buildings and renovations for old ones could reduce energy demand from heating and cooling by 75 percent by 2050. The report further found that changing individual habits on a global scale could make a huge difference. The expanded use of smartphones to do the work of what would have previously been several devices, accompanied by a shift in the younger generation from owning material goods to accessing services as needed could limit the growth in global energy demand to 15 percent by 2050. And following a healthy diet that replaced red meat calories with something else could lower agriculture energy demand and lead to increased forest cover the combined size of Bangladesh and Italy by 2050.
The report concluded that reducing overall global energy demand 40 pct by 2050, combined with projected renewable energy growth, would succeed in limiting warming 1.5 degrees without the need for negative emissions. (Source: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, PR, 4 June, 2018) Contact: IIASA , Arnulf Grubler, Report Author, +43 (0) 2236 807 470, email@example.com, www.iiasa.ac.at
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, Paris Climate Agreement, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis,
According to a statement, the unit's ethanol production will have approximately 30 pct lower well-to-wheel carbon footprints per mega joules of energy produced as compared to gasoline production and conventional 2G ethanol production processes respectively.
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved a partial grant for the project. (Source: Indian Oil Corp., Outlook, 5 June, 2018)Contact: Indian Oil Corp., www.iocl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Indian Oil Corp,
Minnesota moved to using a 20 pct blend of biodiesel in May this year until Sept. 30 when the blend will go back to 5 pct during the winter months.
The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) is the elected board of soybean producers from Minnesota who direct investments of the state's checkoff dollars in programs designed to increase profitability to Minnesota soybean farmers.
(Source: Kittson County Soybean Growers Association , Kittson County Enterprise, 6 June, 2018) Contact: Minn. Soybean Growers Assoc., https://mnsoybean.org; Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, https://mnsoybean.org/msrpc
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,
In an open letter sent to the House Energy Committee, the association noted water shortage concerns on the Mediterranean island and recommended feedstocks requiring leas water should be found for the production of biofuels, such as bushes and trees.
The association also claimed that using potatoes or kolokassi for biofuel production would dramatically drive up the prices for all fuels, as well as water, food and other products commodities. (Source: Cyprus Consumers Association, Cyprus Mail, 3 June, 2018)Contact: Cyprus Consumers Association, www.cyprusconsumers.org.cy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,
According to the latest projections, Ireland will only achieve a 1 pct reduction in emissions despite a targeted 30 pct reduction of emissions compared to 2005, with binding annual limits over the 2021-2030 period. These latest projections indicate that Ireland will exceed the allowable carbon budget implied by those limits by between 47--52Mt over the period, even assuming the allowed-for flexibilities are fully used.
The latest EPA projections show that increasing fossil fuel consumption and an expanding dairy and agriculture sector are leading to increased emissions. In particular:
EV ARC products are ideally suited for prisons or secure locations because they require no onsite construction thus cutting security risks and associated costs when compared to typical grid-tied EV chargers. The California-manufactured EV ARC fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system includes the company's EnvisionTrak™ sun tracking system which allows for more than 25 pct more power production than a fixed array, and EV ARC™ energy storage system. (Source: Envision Solar, PR, May, 2018) Contact: Envision Solar Int'l. Inc., Desmond Wheatley, CEO, (858) 700-4583, www.envisionsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Envision Solar, Solar,
As previously noted, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing less than 75,000 bpd and suffering "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. Contact: Senator Joni Ernst, (2020 724-3264, https://contactsenators.com/iowa/joni-ernst
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Hardship Waiver, Pruitt,
S-1217 requires the BPU to accept an application from Fishermen's and review it within 90 days. The company's two previous proposals were rejected by the BPU as being too expensive for the state's ratepayers, who will pay for the electricity from the wind turbines.
Since the Fishermen's project was last before the BPU, the company reached a preliminary agreement earlier this spring to be acquired by EDF Renewable Energy, a global developer of clean-energy projects. EDF has developed 400 MW of offshore wind capacity in Europe.
Orsted, U.S. Wind and Deepwater Wind are planning to develop an offshore wind project in a joint venture with the Public Service Enterprise Group about 16 miles from Cape May.
The BPU is currently working on developing a funding mechanism to have ratepayers subsidize offshore wind along the coast. (Source: Fishermen's Energy, NJSpotlight, Various Others, 31 May, 2018) Contact: Fishermen's Energy, http://www.offshorewindhub.org/tags/fishermens-energy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fishermen’s Energy , Offshore Wind, New Jersey Offshore Wind,
In Denver, younger workers are gravitating towards employers who provide a healthier work environment and lifestyle beyond just offering competitive compensation and employers are scrambling to respond and landlord likewise, are moving forward with green upgrades and environmentally friendly practices, according to Greenberg Traurig.
Denver's young workforce values proximity to public transportation, first-rate bicycle facilities, on-site gym facilities, vehicle charging stations and prime parking spaces for fuel-efficient vehicles. They also want a location that is convenient to their lifestyle, so that they can ride-share to work and walk out of their office and be only a few steps away from restaurants, bars, shopping and other modern amenities, Greenberg Traurig adds.
(Source: Greenberg Traurig, Denver Business Journal, 4 June, 2018) Contact: Greenberg Traurig, www.gtlaw.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building, Energy Efficiency,
The new goal is atop the company's previous 2014 goal of hitting a 16 pct improvement in carbon emissions from 2020 business-as-usual levels, according to the company's latest sustainability report. It is also in line with Singapore's national target of cutting carbon emissions by 36 pct from 2005 levels by 2030.
KEPPEL's total direct emissions from the use of fuels and waste-to-energy plants fell to 1.07 million tonnes of CO2 from 1.21 million t-CO2 in 2016. The decrease is being credited to a combination of green initiatives such as the replacement of diesel generators at its shipyards with electricity or renewable energy, increased energy efficiency and reduced overall yard activities,
KEPPLE Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is a global leader in offshore rig design, construction and repair, ship repair and conversion, and specialized shipbuilding. It integrates and harnesses the experience and expertise of 20 yards and offices worldwide to be near customers and markets.
(Source: KEPPLE, Singapore Bus. Times, 31 May, 2018)
Contact: KEPPEL Corp., +65 6270 6666,
+65 6413 6391 - fax.,
When combined with MidAmerican Energy's other projects, the Wind XII project will allow the company to provide renewable energy each year that is equal to 100 pct of the energy consumed by the homes and businesses in MidAmerican Energy's Iowa service area. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, Composites World, Others, June, 2018) Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News MidAmerican Energy , Wind,
For the project, UW, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC), and other partners aim to demonstrate that over 50 million metric tons of CO2 could be stored underground near Basin Electric's 385-mw Dry Fork Station near Gillette.
The grant for the project comes from the DOE's Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative, which seeks to help mitigate CO2 emissions from consumption of fossil fuels.
(Source: University of Wyoming, 25 May, 2018) Contact: University of Wyoming, Carbon Management Institute , Scott Quillinan, Project Manager,
(307) 766-1121, www.uwyo.edu; Basin Electric Power, Paul Sukut, CEO, Matt Greek, Snr. VP Technology R&D, (701) 223-0441, www.basinelectric.com;
DOE Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise , www.instrumentl.com/grants/carbon-storage-assurance-facility-enterprise-carbonsafe-storage-complex-facility
DOE CarbonSAFE details, www.ieaghg.org/docs/General_Docs/Publications/Information_Papers/2017-IP47.pdf
More Low-Carbon Energy News Basin Electric, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Storage, CarbonSAFE, CCS, Basin Electric,
The BEA project is a global initiative led by World Resources Institute (WRI) under the UN program Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), which aims to double the global rate of building energy efficiency by 2030. Dubai is the first and only city in the Middle East committed to the BEA, and EmiratesGBC is serving as the BEA City Liaison in partnership with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) to measure energy performance of 100 buildings in Dubai across hotels, schools and malls.(Source: Emirates Green Building Council, ME Construction News, 3 June, 2018) Contact: Emirates Green Building Council, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.emiratesgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Emirates Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency, Energy Benchmarking,
Landmark Tower, which was designed and constructed as a high-performance building, is now among 16 buildings in Dubai who have received Gold LEED Certification under LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C): New Construction, Ver 3.
The tower's energy efficiency feature include: an overall carbon footprint savings of approximately 1,332 metric tpy -- typical buildings power consumption ranges between 160 Kwh/sqm to 200 Kwh/sqm compared to Landmarks consumption of 113 Kwh/sqm/year; water consumption is 40 pct lower than International Plumbing Council standards; double layered clinical grade MERV 13 filters improve air quality as they remove bacteria, allergens and odour used to maintain the Tower's indoor air quality; automated lighting controlling systems with daylight harvesting and intelligent elevators with energy regenerative motors; toilets with dual flush system and water taps with sensors are also used in the building to avoid water wastage; automated BMS (building management system) throughout the day, and others.
There are 15 LEED Platinum and 86 LEED Gold projects in the UAE under various LEED rating systems. (Source: Landmark Group, USGBC, Various Mewdia, 3 June, 2018) Contact: Landmark Group, +971-45174000, www.landmarkgroup.com/int/en/home;
USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The directive includes specific incentives for EU member countries developing their use in aviation which essentially give it twice as much credit against national targets as alternative fuels in other sectors. The directive, which followed European Commission proposals, now awaits the European Council agreement.
The IATA notes
that since the first biofuels flight in 2008 there have been more than 100,000 commercial flights using some blend of alternative fuel.
(Source: IATA, Flight Global, 3 June, 2018)Contact: IATA, Michael Gill, Director Aviation Environment, +41 22 770 2967, www.iata.org
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To date, the EC has financed more than 4,500 projects and contributed €5.9 billion (£5 billion) climate change and environmental protection projects.
The EC aims to increase its focus on clean energy, nature and biodiversity as well as continue support for the circular economy and climate change mitigation.
For the next EU budget between 2021 and 2027, the Commission is proposing €1.95 billion of support under its LIFE program.
According to Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, "A stronger LIFE programme will play an important role in expanding investments in climate action and clean energy across Europe. By continuing to support climate change mitigation and adaptation, LIFE will also continue to help the EU deliver on its climate goals and commitments under the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals." (Source: EC, Various Media, EnergyLive News, June, 2018)
Contact: European Commission, Miguel Arias Canete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, https://ec.europa.eu
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First Solar, Inc provides photovoltaic solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally. (Source: JPMorgan Chase, Ledger Gazette, 3 June, 2018)
Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, email@example.com, www.firstsolar.com
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The facility, which is being relocated from from Brazil, will convert natural gas to methanol as feedstock for the chemical industry in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. (Source: US Methanol, Bradenton Herald, Various Media, AP, 3 June, 2018) Contact: US Methanol, Frank Bakker, CEO, (681) 205-8511, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.usmeoh.com
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