According to the UN Committee on Climate Change, buildings account for 50 pct or more of a city's emissions. In London, Los Angeles and Paris, the figure is pegged at well over 70 pct. In 2012, GHG emissions from buildings made up more than a third of the UK's total emissions.
The C40 Cities group is a network of 96 urban centers committed to bold action on climate issues. In addition to committing signatories to ensuring new buildings are net zero carbon by 2030, C40 members pledge that all buildings in a city, old or new, will meet net zero carbon standards by 2050.
The C40 Cities pledge is part of the World Green Building Council's (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment for Businesses, Cities, States & Regions.
Curbelo's proposal would have eliminated the gasoline tax, stalled the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and earmarked the lion's share of the carbon tax revenue to building new transportation infrastructure nationwide. (Source: Various Media 7 Nov., 2018)Contact: Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo, (202) 225-2778, (305) 722-0160, curbelo.house.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carlos Curbelo, Carbon Tax,
According to an announcement, ESS can counter the intermittency of renewable power sources and enhance the overall stability and resilience of the grid and potentially allow consumers to optimize their peak demand and energy cost during off-peak hours.
(Source: Sembcorp Industries Ltd., Singapore Business, 30 Oct., 2018) Contact: Singapore Energy Market Authority, www.ema.gov.sg; Sembcorp Industries Ltd, +65 6723 3113, www.sembcorp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Sembcorp Industries, Singapore Energy Market Authority ,
This would be the first large battery installation in Texas for Luminant's parent company Vistra Energy, which has already proposed building the world's largest battery in California.
The Upton 2 plant is one of the largest solar facilities in Texas. At full capacity, it could generate enough electricity to power 56,700 average Texas homes. The battery will be capable of generating 42-megawatt hours of the electricity when fully charged.
(Source: Luminant, Dallas Morning News, 31 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Luminant, 214.812.4600, www.luminant.com; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality,www.tceq.texas.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Luminant, Solar, Energy Storage,
V2G chargers allow a two-way flow of electricity between an EV and the charger, representing a potentially valuable opportunity to further enhance the electricity system benefits of EVs through provision of large volumes of cheap storage and flexibility.
Nuvve has deployed V2G projects on five continents including the world's first fully commercial V2G hub in Denmark which has been operational for two years.
EDF generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants. (Source: EDF Energy, Green Car Congress, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: EDF Energy, Jean-Bernard Levy, Pres, Matthieu Hue, CEO, www.edf-er.com; Nuvve, www.nuvve.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energy, Nuvve, Energy Storage,
The Yokohama facility has a production capacity of 125 kiloliters of jet biofuel and ASTM certified biodiesel per year, increasing to 250,000 kiloliters per year by 2025.
The company has partnered with aviation group ANA Holdings with the aim of fueling their commercial international flights departing from Japan by 2020. Euglena is also planning to offer bio jet fuel to other companies taking off from Japan. ANA will support euglena to develop the airport infrastructure to supply aircraft. (Source: euglena, Nikkei, 3 Nov., 2018) Contact: euglena, Mitsuru Izumo, CEO, www.euglena.jp/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae Biofuel, euglena, Jet Biofuel, Biofuel,
Under the terms of the agreement, Enviva will be the exclusive, long-term imported biomass fuel supplier of approximately 180,000 and 450,000 metric tpy of wood pellets to Aioi Bioenergy Corporation, a Mitsubishi Corporation Power Ltd. and Kansai Electric Power Co, Inc. joint venture that is converting an existing oil-fired power plant to biomass.
Pellet deliveries are are scheduled to begin in late 2022 and continue for at least 15 years.
Enviv owns and operates six plants with a combined production capacity of nearly 3 million tpy of wood pellets in Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida.
(Source: Enviva, Citizens Tribune, 31 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Enviva, www.envivabiomass.com; Enviva Partners, LP, www.envivabiomass.com
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The center, which will be in addition to the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati; Transtech Green Power Limited, Jaipur; and the Oil and Natural Gas Energy Centre in the National Capital Region, will focus on
developing and commercializing bioenergy-biofuel technologies.
Approximately 100 scientists in India are presently working on algal biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol, bio butanol and bio hydrogen R&D projects according to the DBT.
Other than fuel, by-products envisaged at the TERI-DBT Centre include food, feed, nutrition supplements, bio-plastics and novelty speciality chemicals.
(Source: Indian Department of Biotechnology, The Hindu, 31 Oct., 2018) Contact: Indian Department of Biotechnology, Renu Swarup, Secretary, www.dbtindia.nic.in;
India Energy and Research Institute, +91 11 2468 2100,
More Low-Carbon Energy News India Energy and Research Institute,
"There's a consensus growing in the House of Representatives that could lead to a price on carbon emissions. I think we'll be able to have a bipartisan piece of legislation that puts a price on carbon," the House Climate Solutions Caucus co-chair Florida Democrat Ted Deutch, told CBC Radio. Deutch added he expects every option will be considered to move forward on fighting climate change.
The U.S. produced 16.49 tonnes of carbon emissions per capita, while Canada produced 15.12 tonnes in 2014, according to World Bank data. (Source: CBC Radio, 3 Nov., 2018) Contact: Florida Congressman Ted Deutch, 202-225-3001,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, U.S. Carbon Tax,
The project will include:
interior and exterior energy efficient LED lighting upgrades; energy efficient lighting controls; HVAC and chiller plant upgrades; minor boiler plant upgrades; and the incorporation of renewable energy and other upgrades expected to have a positive impact on patients, staff and visitors as well as cut energy costs. (Source: Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx Times, 3 Nov., 2018)
Contact: Jacobi Medical Center, www.jacobimed.org
Under the program, Lincoln will select an electric power supplier and secure a competitive, acceptable price for the community's electricity supply, which will include additional renewable energy. Program participants will remain Eversource customers, and Eversource will remain responsible for delivering electricity to Lincoln and addressing power outages. In launching the program, Lincoln will join the more than 125 communities in Massachusetts that are already engaged in electricity aggregation.
The program options will give participants greater control over the amount of renewable energy in their electricity. In addition to the standard amount of additional renewable electricity available through the program, program participants will also be able to choose 100 pct renewable electricity or no additional renewable electricity above the minimum amount required by state law.
Lincoln Green Energy Choice program is subject to Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approval, which is expected in 2019. (Source: Town of Lincoln, Lincoln Wicked Local, 2 Nov., 2018) Contact: Town of Lincoln, Mary C. Day, firstname.lastname@example.org, ; Contact: Lincoln Green Energy Choice Program, http://lincolnenergychoice.com.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Green Energy,
The programme is being developed by Marine Scotland in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, St Andrew's University, Glasgow University, Heriot-Watt University, Napier University, and the Scottish Association for Marine Science.
Scotland Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: "The potential role of our marine environment in tackling the greenhouse gas problem is enormous, with recent research by the University of St Andrews estimating that more carbon is captured and stored in sea lochs alone than in our terrestrial environment, such as forests and peatlands. Scottish Natural Heritage has estimated that the amount of carbon stored within Scotland's Marine Protected Areas is the equivalent of four years of Scotland's total greenhouse emissions," the Environment Secretary added.
Chair of the Blue Carbon Forum Professor John Baxter said: the "Programme will provide essential information to help inform what is required to be done to enhance and protect these key habitats into the future which is essential for the mitigation of future climate change." (Source: Gov. of Scotland, Holyrood Mag., Nov., 2018)
Contact: St. Andrews University Professor John Baxter,
+44 (0)1334 46, email@example.com, startlink]St. Andrews Univ., www.st-andrews.ac.uk
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The First Solar project in Colbert County, Alabama, will supply 227 MW, and the NextEra project in Lincoln County, Tennessee, will provide 150 MW, according to the TVA.
Facebook has committed to run all its data centers and offices with 100 pct renewable energy by 2020. (Source: Facebook, Data Center Knowledge, 2 Nov., 2018)
Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com;
NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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"(He) didn't read it."
"Is there climate change? Yeah. Will it go back like this, I mean will it change back? Probably."
"Well, I think we've (human activity) contributed, we certainly contribute, I mean, there's certain pollutants that go up and there's certain things that happen."
The report from NASA to the Environmental Protection Agency is the most comprehensive and up-to-date assessment published by the entire federal government. It concludes that "there is no convincing alternative explanation" for the global warming we've observed, other than human causes. The report concludes that only steep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can alter the upward trajectory of air and ocean temperatures and their related impacts.
Access the National Climate Assessment Climate Science Special Report at https://science2017.globalchange.gov. (Source: Axios, Various Other Media, Nov., 2018)
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The project, which will incorporate two wind turbines to be constructed by Dominion Energy, is expected to begin operating in December 2020.
Onshore construction is slated to get underway in 2019, followed by turbine installation and operation in 2020.
Dominion Energy Virginia is working on the project with Orsted. (Source: Virginia SCC, Dominion Energy Power Generation Group, Offshore Wind, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Dominion Energy Power Generation Group , Paul Koonce , CEO, www.dominionenergy.com: Virginia SCC, www.scc.virginia.gov; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted, Dominion Energy Virginia, Offshore Wind,
The Hooton Bio Power fluidized bed technology equipped facility will burn 240,000 tpy of waste and generate more than 200 GWh of electricity -- sufficient for about 50,000 homes. The facility is expected to be operational in the second half of 2021.
(Source: CoGen Ltd., Construction Index, Nov., 2018) Contact: CoGen Ltd., Ian Brooking, CEO, +44 (0) 1782 384 898, www.cogenuk.com
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As much as 60 pct of the emissions from the cement sector come from the production of clinker, the active component of cement. This primarily uses calcium carbonate as a source of calcium for the clinker, but releases a great deal of CO2. Outside of carbon capture technology, use of new efficient kilns could mean "a 10 pct improvement in the best case scenario at the global level [of emissions]", says the report. The report notes that the concrete-cement sector accounts for approximately 8 pct of global emissions.
The report concluded that total decarbonisation to keep the concrete-cement sectors in line with a 1.5 degree C Paris climate agreement target was "technologically feasible" but would "require very large investments."
Access the Sustainanable Future for the European Cement Industry report HERE. (Source: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, New Civil Engineer, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, www.myscience.ch/research/universities/epfl
More Low-Carbon Energy News Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Concrete, COs, Carbon Neutral ,
The new 5.3MW turbine incorporates a modular, two-piece blade that offers logistical cost savings and allows the use of longer blades for more convenient delivery to remote wind farm sites.
(Source: GE Renewables, WindPower, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, CEO, www.ge.com/renewableenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energ, Wind Turbiney,
EcoStruxure Power can save up to 15 pct in maintenance costs, reduce energy spend by as much as 10 pct, and reduce project costs by up to 15 pct, according to the Schneider Electric release.
The UAE Energy Strategy aims to generate 50 pct of the country's energy from clean energy by 2050, while the Dubai Energy Strategy is aiming for 75 pct of energy requirements from clean sources by 2050. The UAE hosted $72 billion worth of energy investment to 2022, according to the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp).
(Source: Schneider Electric, TradeArabia News Service, 1 Nov., 2018)
Contact: Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation, www.apicorp-arabia.com; Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us
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AltaGas Canada holds the parent company's Canadian utilities business and certain renewable power assets including the 102-MW Bear Mountain wind park in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. (Source: AltaGas Canada Inc., 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: AltaGas Canada Inc., (403) 691-7575, www.altagas.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News AltaGas Canada, Renewable Energy, Wind,
"Energy Efficiency 2018 looks at why efficiency's massive potential remains untapped, and through the new Efficient World Scenario explores what would happen if countries maximized all available cost-effective efficiency potential between now and 2040, highlighting what policy makers can do to realize this opportunity."
Download the IEA Energy Efficiency 2018 --Analysis and Outlooks to 2040 guide HERE. (Source: IEA, Oct., 2018) Contact: International Energy Agency, Dr. Faith Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Faith Birol, IEA,
The project will include 2.4GW of solar, 100MW of wind and 100MW of battery storage power.SDIA is run under the authority of the federal Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
The proposed projects would be located on reclaimed land at Saemangeum, a Yellow Sea eastuary which the Korean Government hopes to turn into a global business hub and Northeast Asia free trade zone.
(Source: Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency, PV Tech, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency, en.saemangeum.go.kr
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Wind, Energy Storage,
The project, which is preliminary budgeted for $200 million, will 104,300 tpy of gasoline from methanol and 14,400 tpy of propane-butane mixture when fully operational. Construction is expected to get underway in December 2022. (Source: GS Engineering & Construction, MENAFN-AZERNEWS, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: GS Engineering & Construction, www.gsengineering.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol, Propane, Butane,
Allete also reports ground-breaking on a 106-MW, North Dakota wind project that will supply electricity to Xcel Energy under a 20-year PPA.
With these transactions, Allete
now owns and operates wind generation facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon and Pennsylvania, and plans additional projects in 2019.(Source: Allete Clean Energy, KDAL Radio, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact:
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., www.montana-dakota.com; Allete Clean Energy, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., , Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952, email@example.com, www.allete.com
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Fulcrum plans to use an alternative, independent energy provider for a biorefinery currently under construction in Storey County, Nevada, according to documents submitted to the PUC.
Six major corporate customers have have opted for substantial "but-outs" to exit NV Energy, including: Barrick Gold, MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment Corp, Peppermill Resorts and Wynn Resorts Ltd. (Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, 31 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Fulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
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But environmentalists say that burning trees releases CO2 previously trapped inside the plant. And when forests are cleared to produce energy, it can take them decades to regrow, if they ever do. The result is a power source that can generate more carbon dioxide emissions than the coal it is sometimes meant to replace.
On the down side, the EPA's own science advisers have warned that assuming biomass emissions are carbon neutral "is inconsistent with the underlying science."
The federal agencies joint letter is in response to a provision Congress added to a spending bill directing federal agencies to establish policies that "reflect the carbon neutrality of forest biomass for energy production." Even before that directive, under former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, the agency declared that it generally considered burning biomass for energy as carbon neutral.
The EPA has also proposed giving utilities credit for cutting carbon dioxide emissions when they replace some coal in power plants with biomass -- a substitution that would qualify as an efficiency upgrade under the EPA's proposed relaxation of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan curbs on greenhouse gas emissions from electricity.
(Source: HoumaToday, Herald, Various Media, Nov., 2018)
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The petitioners contend that rather than follow the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, which only allows land cultivated before 2007 to grow corn and soybeans for biofuels, the EPA, at Trump's instruction, has been adhering to a change in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) which allows new land to be farmed as long as the total amount of U.S. farmland dedicated to biofuel feedstock production doesn't exceed 402 million acres.
The EPA estimates cropland in the U.S. has increased somewhere between 4 million and 7.8 million acres since 2007, but is uncertain how much of that is cultivated for biofuel feed stock production.
The petitioning conservation groups say recent mandates to increase the use of corn and soybeans in gasoline have led to more habitat destruction, water pollution, and greenhouse gases. (Source: wfiy, National Public Radio, Oct., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel Feedstock, E-15, RFS,
Starting in January 2019, South Jersey Gas will offer new residential and commercial energy-efficiency programmes that include: a Residential Efficient Products Programme; Residential Assessment with Direct Install Programme; Residential Retrofit Weatherization Programme; Online Energy Audit; and a C&I Engineered Solutions Programme that offers municipalities and non-profit facilities tailored energy-efficiency solutions and financing assistance for large-scale energy-efficiency projects.
(Source: South Jersey Gas, Smart Energy Int'l., 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: NJBPU, Joseph L. Fiordaliso, Pres., www.bpu.state.nj.us;
South Jersey Gas, Craig Jennings, Pres., www.southjerseygas.com
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"The key difference between what we see as optimal and what the state situation is is the ability of a federal law to make an effective border adjustment so that you can collect a carbon tax on, say, Chinese imports. That makes it much more muscular.
"We're hopeful that the state conversations will lead to a national conversation and then the national conversation will supply this really needed muscle of the border adjustment that causes the whole world to get in on this deal, because the thing we've got to remember is carbon emissions anywhere are climate damages everywhere." --- Former South Carolina Republican Congressman Bob Inglis.
Inglis lost his House seat in 2010 after expressing his opinion that climate change is real and human-caused. He formed an organization known as RepublicEn.org, which advocates for the revenue neutral carbon tax proposal. It's different than the carbon emissions tax initiative 1631 that Washington voters will decide next week. (Source: Spokane Public Radio, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact; RepublicEn.org, www.republicEn.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
The Plan is result of changes in the Mass. Green Communities Act that encourage cost-effective energy efficiency, energy storage and other active demand management technologies.
Details of the Cape Light Compact 2019-2021 Energy Efficiency Plan are HERE. (Source: Cape Light Compact, Cape Cod Today, 31 Oct., 2018) Contact: Cape Light Compact, (508) 375-6644, www.capelightcompact.org
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According to the study, eelgrass organic carbon stocks were comparable to organic carbon stocks of tropical seagrass species, as well as mangroves, salt marshes and terrestrial ecosystems. The researchers also found that on average, eelgrass meadows stored 27.2 tons of organic carbon per hectare, although the variation between the regions was considerable
In the marine systems, the blue carbon species alone account for up to 33 pct of the total oceanic CO2 uptake. In contrast to terrestrial soils, which usually store carbon up to decades, the carbon stored in blue carbon ecosystems may persist for timescales of millennia or longer and thus, contribute significantly to climate change mitigation and alleviation of the rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. Despite the importance of these ecosystems, to date, none of them are included in the global carbon trading programmes. Alarmingly, in the past 50 years, at least one-third of the distribution area of coastal vegetated ecosystems has been lost. (Source: Abo Akademi University, Public Press Release, 31 Oct., 2018) Contact: Abo Akademi University, Christoffer Bostrom ,
Associate Professor in Environmental and Marine Biology, +358 50 431 8226, email@example.com, www.abo.fi
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This summer, Georgetown became the largest U.S. city to source 100 pct of its energy needs from renewables. The city purchases 144 MWh from the EDF Renewable Energy's Spinning Spur 3 wind farm near Amarillo, and 150 MWh from the NRG Energy's Buckthorn solar plant in West Texas.
The Bloomberg U.S. Mayors Challenge is a year-long competition under which city leaders from across the country develop proposals that would reinvent a city's practices on climate change and other issues.
(Source: City of Georgetown, Texas, Community Impact, 31 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Bloomberg U.S. Mayors Challenge, www.mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org; City of Georgetowm, Chris Foster, Manager of Resource Planning and Integration, www.georgetown.org
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The analysis is intended to help the state meet the energy storage targets set by the Clean Energy Act of 2018. To that end, the report will summarize the analysis and discuss and quantify the potential benefits and costs associated with increasing energy storage and distributed energy resources in New Jersey. It will also recommend ways to increase opportunities for energy storage and distributed energy resources in the state. Additionally, the analysis will assess whether the implementation of renewable electric energy storage systems would promote the use of electric vehicles in New Jersey as well as the potential impact on renewable energy production.
The 2018 Clean Energy Act calls for 600 MW of energy storage by 2021 and 2,000 MW of energy storage by 2030.
(Source: NJBPU, Energy Insider, 1 Nov., 2018)
Contact: NJBPU, Joseph L. Fiordaliso, Pres., www.bpu.state.nj.us; Rutgers University, www.rutgers.edu
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With the passage of Bill 4, The Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, the government renewed its pledge to challenge an imposed federal carbon tax and replace it with a "made-in-Ontario" environment plan at an unspecified future date. (Source: Province of Ontario, Various Media, Canadian Biomass 1 Nov., 2018)Contact: Office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford, www.ontario.ca/page/premier
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Cap-and-Trade,
Mazda hopes an ongoing industry-academia-government collaboration will be advantageous to its Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 development program which considers renewable liquid fuels essential to drastic CO2 reduction.
Mazda is lending technical support to research into genome editing by Hiroshima University and to the study of plant physiology by the Tokyo Institute of Technology. (Source: Mazda, Engine Technology, 31 Oct., 2918) Contact: Mazda, www.mazda.com/en/inquiry
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The plant would utilize REG's proprietary BioSynfining® technology for the production of renewable diesel fuel from waste fats, oils and greases, regionally-sourced vegetable oils, animal fats and various other feedstocks. The companies expect to make a final investment decision in 2019, and If approved, begin production in 2021.
REG owns and operates 13 biomass-based diesel refineries, with a combined effective production capacity of 565 million gpy. This includes REG Geismar, a 75-million gpy plant in Louisiana and the 100 million gpy REG Grays Harbor biodiesel plant in Washington state. (Source: Phillips 66, REGI, PR, Nov., 2018)
Contact: Phillips 66, Brian Mandell, VP Marketing,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.phillips66.com; REGI, Randy Howard, CEO, Katie Stanley, 515-239-8184, email@example.com, www.regi.com
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The Walmart-EDP agreement includes three EDP Renewables developed, owned and operated wind farms in the states of Illinois and Indiana. The deal didn't specify how the electricity will be distributed or whether the power will go directly toward local Walmart or other facilities.
Walmart also recently announced an agreement with San Jose, California-based SunPower for the installation of both rooftop and ground-mounted solar systems at 19 Walmart stores and two distribution centers in Illinois, all of which are expected to begin construction early in the new year.
(Source: Walmart, Triple Pundit, 30 Oct., 2018) Contact: Walmart,
Mark Vanderhelm, VP Energy, http://corporate.walmart.com; EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713)265-0350 - Houston, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com; SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
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The Hendy Wind Farm is projected to generate sufficient power for 9,800 homes, wit each of the project's turbines having a maximum capacity of 2.5MW.
(Source: U+I Group Plc, Insider Media, 30 Oct 2018) Contact: U+I Group Plc, Matthew Weiner, CEO, +44 (0)207 828 4777, www.uandiplc.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,
The proposed Red John renewable energy storage project could provide 2.4GWh of storage capacity for the grid over a six-hour period.Subject to planning and other approvals, the company looks to start pre-construction work immediately with full construction starting in 2020. (Source: Intelligent Land Investment Group, PR, 29 Oct., 2018) Contact: ILI, Mark Wilson, CEO, +44 1698 891352, www.ili-energy.com; Red John Project,www.redjohnpsh.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pumped Hydro Energy Storage, Energy Storage,
The agreement calls for the implementation of Honeywell technologies including building management systems, energy management dashboards, energy performance contracting (EPC) and related energy efficiency systems and technologies.
The UAE's Energy Strategy 2050 aims to increase clean energy usage from 25 pct to 50 pct by 2050, reduce the country's power generation carbon footprint by 70 pct, and increase corporate and individual energy efficiency by 40 pct.
(Source: FEWA, ME Construction News, Honeywell, 30 Oct., 2018) Contact: FEWA,
Salim Bin Rabee, Exec. Dir. of Electricity Directorate, www.fewa.gov.ae/en;
Honeywell Building Solutions,
Susanna Minoia, CFO, Honeywell Building Solutions, High Growth Regions, www.buildingsolutions.honeywell.com
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With the acquisition, Greencoat's operational wind farm portfolio now stands at 251 MW, according to the company.
(Source: Greencoat, Irish Independent, 30 Oct., 2018) Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Paul O'Donnell, Partner, +353 (1) 70 26737 - Dublin, +44 20 7832 9400 - London, www.greencoat-capital.com
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The Wynn announcement follows on the heels of the Wynn Solar Facility, a new 160-acre solar complex dedicated to generating renewable energy to power the Las Vegas resort. Combined with 103,000 square feet of on-site rooftop solar panels, Wynn Las Vegas is creating and using more than 45 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 25 percent of the resort's electric load.
Wynn Las Vegas becomes the largest Green Power Partner in the hotel industry in the nation and remains dedicated to increasing sustainable design practices, creating and sourcing renewable energy, energy efficiency and exceeding US Green Building Council LEED Gold Building Certification standards.
The Green Power Partnership aims to increase the use of green energy and advance the green power market. The 1,500-strog partnership -- which counts Microsoft, Intel, Bank of America, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Starbucks among its members --
voluntarily uses nearly 53 billion kWh of green power annually.
(Source: Wynn Las Vegas, PR, 29 Oct., 2018) Contact: Wynn Las Vegas,
www.wynnlasvegas.com; EPA Green Power Partnership, www.epa.gov/greenpower
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Siemens Corp. subsidiary Siemens Government Technologies is the Arlington, Virginia-based integrator of Siemens' innovative products, technologies and services for programs and requirements led by federal government agencies and departments in the areas of energy generation, energy transmission and distribution, energy efficiency and related electric power solutions. The company is among the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, according to the release.
(Source: Siemens Government Technologies, PR, 30 Oct., 2018)
CONTACT: Siemens Government Technologies, Thomas Greer, (703) 480-8902 (703) 480-8902, www.siemensgovt.com
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The PM was commenting on Manitoba Conservative Premier Brian Palliser and populist Ontario Conservative Premier Doug Ford's opposition on the Liberal government's national carbon tax plan scheduled for imposition on 1 Jan., 2019.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Carbon Tax,
Glennmont aims to invest as much as €300 million ($341.4 million) in the renewable energy sector over the next few years, according to the release. (Source: Glenmont Partners, Renewables, 30 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Enertrag AG, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.enertrag.com;
Glenmont Partners, +44 (0)20 3725 8318,
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