The funds are being made available through the Commercial and Industrial Carbon Challenge, a pilot program testing the effectiveness of flexible funding for clean energy projects as opposed to traditional state-supported programs.
The initiative will provide awards of $2 million to $5 million to partially offset the development costs of projects that implement carbon-reducing clean energy actions in buildings with an aggregate 12-month average demand of 10 mw or more. Projects could include energy efficiency or distributed energy resources that help commercial and industrial customers to achieve carbon emissions reductions.
Proposals for the initiative must identify a three-year carbon emissions reduction target and a plan for achieving that target. Interested parties must submit proposals by July 10. Funding is provided through the State's 10-year, $5.3 billion Clean Energy Fund.
Commercial and industrial buildings account for 33 percent of the energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in New York State, according to NYSERDA. (Source: NYSERDA, 17 May, 2018) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, NYSERDA, Climate Change,
Tendril's suite of behavioral energy efficiency and demand management products include: home energy reports, customer engagement portals, high usage alerts, assessments that can be completed by the homeowner or facilitated by an auditor to collect information on appliance type and electricity usage across a range of areas.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority's (LIPA) transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated , a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $9.1 billion. (Source: Tendril, PR, 17 May, 2018) Contact: Tendril, Adrian Tuck, CEO, www.tendrilinc.com; Long Island Power Authority, Tom Falcone, CEO, (631) 755-6900, www.lipower.org;
PSEG Long Island,
Michael Voltz, Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Dan Eichhorn, VP Customer Services, www.psegliny.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Long Island Power Authority, PSEG Long Island , Tendril, Energy Efficiency,
Vestas will provide 84 units of its V136-4.2 MW turbines and become a shareholder via a share purchase agreement for 40 pct of the project.
PKA and Vattenfall each hold 30 pct of the projected €350 million ($412.34 million) project.
Turbine delivery is expected to begin in early 2021 for commissioning before the year end. (Source: Vestas, WindEurope, Various Media, CNBC, 17 May, 2018) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; PKA, www.pka.dk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas, Vattenfall, Wind,
Utah is the first "conservative" state legislature to officially acknowledge the existence of climate change, its causes, and the need for solutions.
The legislation prioritizes understanding the science behind climate change, as opposed to its 2010 resolution which agreed with then presidential wanna-be Donald Trump's claim that climate change was a conspiracy invented by the Chinese and urged the EPA to stop all carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs.
The climate change resolution, which was widely supported by industry and environmental groups, handily passed in the Utah House 46-24 and in the Senate 23-3.
(Source: Various Media, The Independent, 17 May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
Completed in 2016, the 16,000-sf FEC facility is one of 21 buildings worldwide to score Living Building certification, and only the second in Pennsylvania. FEC is one of the first to meet Building Challenge designation under v2.1, which requires a building to produce as much energy as it consumes annually, eliminate toxic and harmful chemicals, and collect and treat its own water.
A net-zero building, the FEC incorporates solar and geothermal energy to use 40 pct less energy compared to buildings of the same size in the same region.
The center is also US Green Building Council LEED Platinum certified for energy efficiency and is a recipient of the Green Building Alliance Wood Design Award from WoodWorks, and an Education Facility Design Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). (Source: Construction Specifier, 17 May, 2018)
Contact: Green Building Alliance, (412) 773-6000, www.go-gba.org; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org; Frick Environmental Center, (412) 586-4576, www.pittsburghparks.org/frick-environmental-center; Living Future Institute, (206) 273-2028, https://living-future.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Green Building Alliance, USGBC, Energy Efficiency ,
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. (Source: Pfister Energy, PR, 17 May, 2018) Contact: Pfister Energy, Wayne Pfister, Pres., Lucy Giglio, 973-653-9880, email@example.com, www.pfisterenergy.com; Lockheed Martin, www.lockheedmartin.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pfister Energy, Solar, Lockheed Martin ,
Under the agreement, Sapio is committed to purchase multiple Xebec biogas upgrading plants totaling €33 million ($39 million) to be delivered over three years.
Sapio Group is the largest industrial gas company in Italy. Its business model includes the production and distribution of bio-liquefied natural gas (bio-LNG) throughout Italy.
The two companies anticipate 30 to 40 bio-LNG facilities will be built over the next 3 to 5 years. Xebec will provide the biogas upgrading units, including a CO2 reduction module, that will lower the CO2 content in the product gas down to 50 ppm, allowing for on-site liquefaction of the renewable natural gas (RNG) and conversion into bioLNG. (Source: Xebec Adsorption, PR, 17 May, 2018)
Contact: Xebec Adsorption, Kurt Sorschak, President, 450)-979-8700, www.xebecinc.com; Sapio Group, +39 039 83981 - Fax +39 039 836068, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.grupposapio.it/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xebec , Biogas,
Sinopec, which has made a big push to promote biofuel after China make it mandatory to blend ethanol into gasoline, aims to supply biodiesel in more than 200 petrol stations by the end of this year, the paper reported. Sinopec currently sells biodiesel at 33 petrol stations. (Source: Sinopec, Eastday, Reuters, 15 May, 2018)
Contact: Sinopec, english.sinopec.com
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The strategy includes a proposal on carbon budgets, aimed at reducing London's greenhouse gas emissions -- a 40 pct reduction in CO2 emissions from 1990 levels in 2018-2022, which is in line with with the Paris climate agreement to limit global climate change to 1.5 degrees.
In addition, the mayor will fund thousands more trees and improvements to community green spaces.
Since the start of his mayoralty, Khan has directly funded the planting of over 70,000 trees and has committed £4 million to support additional plantings. (Source: Fleet News, Iran Financial Tribune, 15 May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
Bungala project could end up being a 300 MW project if all three stages are built by the project owner
Italian energy giant Enel Green Power, along with the Dutch Infrastructure Fund. The project, which has a power purchase agreement with Origin Energy,
will generate approximately 570 GWh per year, sufficient energy for approximately 82,000 Australian households, according to a company statement.
(Source: Enel Green Power, Renew Economy, Others, 15 May, 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com; Origin Energy, Frank Calabria, CEO, +61 3 8635 3485, www.originenergy.com.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Enel Green Power, Origin Energy,
Under its program, Nova Scotia requires industrial facilities generating 50,000 tpy or more of greenhouse gas emissions to report emissions. About 20 industries -- including Nova Scotia Power, Northern Pulp, Lafarge, ExxonMobil, Imperial, Irving Oil and others -- will be covered by the program.
Regulations also cover petroleum product suppliers that import or produce 200 lpy of fuel or more for consumption and natural gas distributors whose products produce at least 10,000 tpy of greenhouse gas emissions a year. (Source: CBC, Canadian Press, 14 May, 2018)Contact: Western Climate Initiative, www.wci-inc.org; Environment Minister Iain Rankin, https://novascotia.ca/nse/dept/minister.asp
More Low-Carbon Energy News Western Climate Initiative, Carbon Emissions, Cap-and-Trade,
Siemens Gamesa has installed 188 wind turbines in Japan since 1999, and is active China, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand.(Source: Siemens Gamesa, Renewable Energy, 15 May, 2018) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Alvaro Bilbao, CEO, Asia-Pacific Onshore Business, www.siemensgamesa.com/en;
Tokyu Land Corporation, www.tokyu-land.co.jp/english
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Gamatronic develops, manufactures, and sells UPS electrical devices that provide emergency back-up power to appliances when the input power source fails. The company's products include UPS systems of a wide range of outputs and monitoring and control solutions for power systems. Gamatronic products are sold in the United States, China, Europe, South Africa, and Latin America. (Source: SolarEdge Technologies, 11 May, 2018) Contact: SolarEdge Technologies, (510) 498-3200, email@example.com, www.solaredge.com; Gamatronic Electronic Industries, +972-2-588 8222, www.gamatronic.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SolarEdge Technologies, Energy Storage,
Founded in 1996, WPD reportedly has 2,000 turbines in 18 countries.
The company operates and manages wind power, biogas and solar energy plants and currently has 5.6 gigawatts of projects in early planning stages worldwide.
(Source: WPD AG, Bloomberg, Others, 15 May, 2018) Contact: WPD AG, +49-421-168-6610,
+ 49-421-168-6666 – fax, www.wpd.de
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Northvolt plans to build Europe's largest battery cell plant in Sweden, with the backing of VW-owned truckmaker Scania and Swiss engineering group ABB.
Marubeni is considering supplying Northvolt's battery plant with manufacturing equipment and raw materials including cathode and anode materials.
Marubeni also plans to support Northvolt's battery sales and jointly develop a battery recycling business.
(Source: Marubeni, Reuters, Various Media, May, 2018) Contact:
NorthVolt AB, Peter Carlsson, CEO, www.northvolt.com; Marubeni, www.marubeni.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Marubeni, Northvolt, Battery, Energy Storage, Li-Ion, Lithium-Ion,
Stora Enso's bio-composites, which can be reused as a material up to seven times or recycled along with other plastic materials, can be used to make a wide range of goods, from car parts to kitchen utensils and bottle caps.
In 2018, Stora Enso invested €12 in bio-based material production, and claims it will be able to produce 15,000 tpy of DuraSense material at its Hylte Mill in Sweden. (Source: Stora Enso, Business Green, May, 2018) Contact: Stora Enso, Patricia Oddshammar, Head of bio-composites, Juan Carlos Bueno, EVP, +55 11 3065 5223, www.storaenso.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Stora Enso, Bioplastic,
The certification is aimed at confirming the quality of standard-conforming design a according to TUV SUD.
Certification, market launch and serial production of the N133/4.8MW turbine is expected in 2019.
The N133/4.8MW turbine is the most powerful machine in Nordex's portfolio.
(Source: TUV SUD, Various Media, RE News, May, 2018)
Contact: TUV SUD, www.tuv-sud.com;
Nordex, Jose Luis Blanco, CEO, +49 381 6663 3300, www.nordex-online.com
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The products tensile strengths is up to 20 pct higher than conventional glass UD fabrics. In addition, the process of laying-up the fabric in the mould without wrinkles is reported to be significantly improved, thereby shortening the lay-up time and reducing costs, according to the company.
(Source: Saertex, NetComposites, May, 2018) Contact: Saertex Gmbh, Saerbeck (Germany)
+49 25 74 902 0, (704) 464-5998 – US Office,
(704) 464-5922, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Wind Blade,
The funding is necessary for countries to develop, asses and improve national plans under the Paris Agreement. Without the timely funding, developing countries under the Paris Agreement will suffer the consequences of climate change induced disasters.
UN climate change talks are slated to resume in Bangkok September 3-8, 2018. (Source: Matangi Tonga Online, May, 2018) Contact: UNFCCC, www.unfccc.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation, UNFCCC,
As well as commissioning managers and engineers, CPower Energy is approved to supply engineers for the offshore and onshore substations, wind turbine generators, logistics and supervisory control and data acquisition for the project.
When fully operational in 2020, East Anglia One will supply sufficient power for as many as 600,000 British homes.
CPower Energy personnel are expected to start construction work on the project in the next few weeks. (Source: CPower Energy, PR, Insider Media, May, 2018) Contact: CPower Energy, Peter Jorgensen, Managing Dir., +44 (0) 7920854394, email@example.com, www.cpower-energy.com; ScottishPower Renewables, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com
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The report also examines the technologies, markets and factors influencing the markets for Cellulosic Ethanol. Markets are forecast based on historical activity and current opportunities, technical advances and challenges. The research includes historic data from 2013 to 2017 and forecasts until 2025.
Access Global Cellulosic Ethanol Market Research Report 2018 details HERE.
(Source: MarketInsights Reports, May, 2018) Contact: MarketInsightsReports , (704) 266-3234, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.marketinsightsreports.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosic Ethanol, Biofuel,
CORTIX helps predict future business setbacks that may have unintended costs. It does this by employing advanced machine learning so that as outcomes of its recommendations are fed back in, CORTIX "learns" their effectiveness and uses this information to predict similar situations in the future. The platform is product-agnostic, allowing seamless connections to various building assets regardless of configuration. Currently, CORTIX processes over 150 million records per day in over 2,300 cities worldwide.
EcoEnergy Insights is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
(Source: EcoEnergy Insights, PR, 15 May, 2018) Contact: EcoEnergy Insights, 770-429-3000, email@example.com,
www.ecoenergyinsights.com; CORTIX, www.cortix.ai
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Initially the program will not include buildings needing major repairs.
The selection of buildings will be carried out on a competitive basis. The UNDP will also cooperate with banks to provide affordable loans to residents .
(Source: UNDP, ARKA, 16 May, 2018) Contact: UNDP, www.undp.org;
Green Climate Foundation, www.greenclimate.fund
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Climate Foundation, UNDP, Energy Efficiency,
The PPA is a partner in the ongoing Sustainable Ports in the Adriatic-Ionian Region (SUPAIR) which aims to slash emissions from shipping and onshore port operations through the creation of a transnational network of port authorities working together to develop action plans and commit to actions that will lead to low-carbon and multimodal transport and mobility solutions.
(Source: Piraeus Port Authority,PR, Various Media, May, 2018) Contact: Piraeus Port Authority, +30 210 4550000, www.olp.gr
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Maritime Emissions,
The 120-acre housing co-op includes 20 apartment buildings, a daycare center, three schools, a public library, a business district, two shopping mall and a power plant, saves about 1.3 million therms annually as a result of energy efficiency measures. The co-op is on pace to meet the Big Apple's Carbon Challenge to reduce building emissions by 30 pct by 2025.
Rochdale Village recently completed several energy efficient improvements including, installation of low-flow shower heads in apartments, new roof installations on over 20 structures, and a campus-wide conversion to LED lighting. (Source: National Grid, Energy Insider, 15 May, 2018) Contact: National Grid, Louis Rizzo, Energy Programs Operations, www.nationalgridus.com/NY-Home/Contact-Us;
Rochdale Village, www.rochdalevillage.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency Rebate, Energy Efficiency, Rochdale Village,
With the new support, the government's 2018 CCS funding totals NOK 280 million ($34.6 million US) including funds transferred from 2017.
Norway and its state-owned CCS company Gassnova have over the past two years been investigating three potential industrial sites from which to further develop technology with the aim of bringing Europe's first full CCS value chain into operation by 2022.
(Source: Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, BG, 15 May, 2018) Contact: Gassnova, Trude Sundset, CEO, , +47 400 05 908, www.gassnova.no;
Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/oed/id750
More Low-Carbon Energy News Gassnove, CCS, Norway CCS, CO2,
The new leadership team will focus on growing NYCEEC's lending platform and new initiatives to build energy efficiency and clean energy financing markets for commercial and multifamily buildings. On the horizon are the launch of C-PACE in New York City, the strategic expansion of NYCEEC's loan originations to an eight-state region including New York State, and continued innovation in support of critical initiatives such as net-zero affordable housing renovations through RetrofitNY.
NYCEEC is a non-profit finance company that provides loans and financing solutions for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. NYCEEC has financed over $135 million of energy efficiency and clean energy projects across hundreds of buildings and nearly 5,000 affordable housing units. (Source: NYCEEC, PR, PRNewswire, 15 May, 2018) Contact: NYCEEC, Susan Leeds, CEO, Posie Constable, Director of Business Development, Posie Constable, Head of Business Development, (646) 797-4630, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nyceec.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation, Energy Efficiency ,
The newly approved Policy expands the scope of raw material for ethanol production by allowing use of sugarcane juice, sugar containing materials like sugar beet, sweet sorghum, starch containing materials like corn, cassava, damaged food grains like wheat and broken rice, and rotten potatoes. It also permits use of surplus food grains for production of ethanol for blending with petrol with the approval of National Biofuel Coordination Committee. The policy also encourages setting up of supply chain mechanisms for biodiesel production from non-edible oilseeds, used cooking oil and short gestation crops.
CarbonCure Technology recycles CO2 in order to improve the compressive strength of concrete and enable ready mix concrete producers to realize manufacturing cost savings while reducing their carbon footprint.
With 47 locations in 9 states, Roberts Oxygen is the sole preferred supplier of CO2 for concrete producers who install the CarbonCure technology at concrete plants in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
(Source: CarbonCure, PR, 15 May, 2019)Contact: CarbonCure Technologies, Robert Viven, CEO, (902) 442-4020, email@example.com, www.carboncure.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CarbonCure , CO2,
If constructed, the facility could produce 4,143.75 kg of methane gas and as many as 300 CNG cylinders per day.
(Source: Trichy Corporation, Times of India, 14 May, 2018) www.trichycorporation.gov.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News MSW, Municipal Solid Waste, Biogas, CNG,
The Cornell Tech campus features innovative architectural designs that leverage green building strategies including high performance solar technology to maximize energy efficiency with a net zero energy aspiration.
The smarter E AWARD is given in the two categories: Smart Renewable Energy and Outstanding Projects, in the areas of solar, storage, energy management and clean transportation. (Source: Cornell Tech, Solaria, altenergymag, 7 May, 2018) Contact: E Award, www.thesmartere.de/en/home.html: Solaria, Suvi Sharma, CEO, www.solaria, com; Cornell Tech, www.tech.cornell.edu;
EnterSolar, (888) 225-0270, www.entersolar.com
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If the heave-duty truck proposals are approved it will be the first time the EU has set binding limits for heavy-duty vehicles' carbon dioxide emissions. Europe approved CO2 limits for passenger vehicles in 2009 and light commercial vehicles in 2011, which came into force in 2015 and 2017, respectively.
Trucks comprise about 5 pct of the vehicles on EU roads but generate nearly 25 pct of emissions, making them an important target of the 28-member trading bloc's carbon reduction efforts. (Source: Financial Times, 12 May, 2018)
The EU committed in the Paris climate accord to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030. (Source: EC, Financial Post, Various Media, May, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Transportation Emissions, Vehicle Emissions,
The new two new wind farms will incorporate a mixture of GE's proven 2 MW platform of wind turbines -- including the 2.3-116, the 2.5-116 and GE's newly introduced 2.5-127 turbines.
(Source: GE Renewable Energy, May, 2018) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, www.ge-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy, Wind,
According to the report, previous estimates, including a recent report by the Productivity Commission, suggested that buildings were responsible for roughly 5 pct of emissions or less. The new report, however, found buildings could amount to 20 pct of New Zealand's carbon footprint when considering their lifetime "embodied" emissions.
The thinkstep report arrived at the larger figure for the climate emissions of buildings than previous studies using a methodology that allocated emissions to a sector at the point of consumption, rather than production, and because it considers the entire life cycle of buildings, including the extraction of raw materials, material production, the electricity and energy use of the building, and the treatment of construction waste.
(Source: New Zealand Green Building Council, NZ Herald, 14 May, 2018) Contact: thinkstep, New Zealand Green Building Council, +64 9 379 3996, www.nzgbc.org.nz; thinkstep, Jeff Vickers, +49 711 34 18 17 0, www.thinkstep.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News New Zealand Green Building Council, Green Building, Carbon Emissions,
The project is part of Majid Al Futtaim's Shopping Malls business unit plan to install solar PV to power three of its shopping malls by 2018. The objective is to source a minimum of 7.5 pct of energy use on site via renewable energy at all new developments and a minimum of 5 pct in existing buildings.
(Source: ME Construction News, 13 May, 2018) Contact: Enova by Veolia, Anne Le Guennec, CEO, +971 (0) 420 38111, www.enova-me.com;
Majid Al Futtaim, www.majidalfuttaim.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enova, Solar, PV,
Individual technologies considered in the report include: energy-efficient HVAC, Tankless Water Heaters, Heat PumpWater Heaters, LED lighting, Weather Barriers and Efficient Insulation, Low Emissivity Windows andWindow Barriers, Efficient Thermostats, and Smart Home Automation. Market breakdowns are also presented by global regions and select countries: the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Rest of Europe, China, Japan,India, and Rest of Asia.
The report Includes: 50 data tables and 59 additional tables; an overview of energy-efficient technologies for global residential markets; analyses of market trends, with data from 2016, estimates for 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022; information on residential buildings, including single-family dwellings, duplexes and multifamily complexes; ;details concerning various available residential energy-efficiency technologies and projects; an overview of industry activity within the residential energy-efficiency technologies market; and profiles of major players in the industry.
Report sample and details are HERE.
(Source: ResearchMoz, May, 2018) Contact: ResearchMoz, Nachiket Ghumare,
(866) 997-4948, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.researchmoz.us
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RNG is carbon-neutral and chemically identical to geological natural gas, and can be used as a transportation fuel in natural gas vehicles and trucks.
Fortistar is an opportunity-oriented, private investment and energy asset management firm focused on lower carbon energy operations, financing and development. Fortistar owns and operates lower carbon energy generating companies in the US and Canada that support the transition to a low carbon economy. These companies include cogeneration facilities; waste-heat recovery power plants; compressed natural gas fueling stations; landfill power plants; projects that reduce carbon in industrial facilities, and biomass facilities. Our portfolio of associated companies includes Generational Power, TruStar Energy, Primary Energy, Fortistar Methane Group, Fortistar Biomass Group, Carbonfree Chemicals, accoreding to Fortistar. (Source: Fortistar, PR, Citzens Tribune, 14 May, 2018)
Contact: Fortistar, Mark Comora, Pres., (914) 421-4900, email@example.com, www.fortistar.com
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The RENeW Nexus initative is supported by Power Ledger, Curtin University, Murdoch University, Synergy, Landcorp, Western Power, the City of Fremantle, and the Australian Government through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.
Program participants will receive a WiFi metering device to remotely track data of both production and consumption of energy and water.
The collated data will be analyzed to find the best way to achieve an interconnected infrastructure of future smart cities that are able to utilize distributed renewable energy and alternative water systems.
(Source: Power Ledger, PR, ICOExaminer, May, 2018) Contact: Power Ledger, +61 8 9322 6659, www.powerledger.io; City of Freemantle, www./mysay.fremantle.wa.gov.au/renew-nexus
More Low-Carbon Energy News Power Ledger, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency, Smart Cities,
Focus on Energy delivers incentives and education to help utility customers cut energy consumption and save money through energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and projects.
Specifically, the commission recommendations included:
Electricity generated by wind and solar farms in March saw strong year-on-year growth of 30.6 pct and 27.9 pct, generating 30.57 billion kWh and 7.8 billion kWh, respectively. China has been promoting renewable energy such as wind and solar power in recent years to cope with pollution and boost growth quality.
power generation rose 10 pct year on year in the first quarter of 2018.
China's total electricity consumption was 532.5 billion kWh in March, up 3.6 pct from a year earlier, according to the National Development and Reform Commission. (Source: China National Development and Reform Commission, Xinhua, 13 May, 2018) )Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News China National Development and Reform Commission, Renewable Energy,
Under the MoU, the two organizations will collaborate on building energy efficiency and related issues using the US Green Building Council's LEED Platinum certification standards and programs.
The MoU supports DEWA's efforts to achieve the Demand Side Management Strategy to reduce electricity and water use by 30 pct by 2030, and the Carbon Abatement Strategy to cut carbon emissions by 16 pct by 2021.
(Source: DEWA, Dubai Government Media Office, 13 May, 2018)
Contact: Green Business Certification Inc., www.gbci.org; Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saeed Al Tayer, CEO, +971 4 601 9999, www.dewa.gov.ae; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, Green Business Certification Inc., DEWA, USGBC, LEED Certification,
BP, which runs the BP Whiting Refinery on the Lake Michigan shoreline, also seeks to target a methane intensity of 0.2 pct going forward. To that end, BP recently installed flare gas recovery systems to reduce flaring at its refineries to zero by 2030. The company also wants to cut methane emissions and improve energy efficiency, which would account for 40 pct of emissions reductions BP strives toward. BP is also investing in 20 different carbon-neutral products, natural gas, biofuels, wind, solar, a more lightweight concrete and startups working toward lower-carbon energy. According to its recently released Advancing the Energy Transition Report BP aims to provide lower-emissions gasoline, develop lower-carbon fuels and expand its lower-carbon business in which it is investing $500 million per year.
The partnership, which will receive initial funding of $188 million (Cdn) ($US147 million), will be based in Montreal and have a research facility in Quebec's Saguenay region. Apple will invest $10 million in the project while Alcoa and Rio-Tino will invest $43 million between them. The Governments of Canada and the Province of Quebec will add an additional $94 million.
The GHG emission reduction will be achieved by the replacement of a carbon anode -- which is normally burnt during the smelting process -- with an "advanced conductive material" that releases oxygen rather than carbon dioxide. The technology is still in development but expected to be available in 2024.
(Source: Apple, Financial Post, Others, 10 May, 2018)
Contact: Rio Tinto Canada, www.riotinto.com/canada; Alcoa, www.alcoa.com; Apple, www.apple.com/ca/contact
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, GHG Emissions, Apple, Alcoa, RioTinto ,
The report details the biodiesel industry by type -- Rapeseed Oil Based Feedstock, Soybean Oil Based Feedstock, Waste and Residues Based Feedstock -- and by application -- Industrial Fuels, Transportation Fuels, and Chemical Industry. Similarly, within the report, the Biodiesel market is analyzed for rate, value and gross. those three factors are analyzed for sorts, companies, and regions. In continuation of this statistics, sale rate is for numerous kinds, applications and area is likewise included.
The report also details biodiesel industry key companies including product details, potential, rate, value, gross consumption, and sales. Biodiesel market investors and vendors evaluation are given along with details on material and equipment providers.
Doosan did not release contract details but noted it will supply a 70 mWh capacity ESS for set-up in September. SK E&S will maintain and operate the facility.
Globally, the energy storage market is projected to hit $3.9 billion in 2019 and surge to $8.2 billion in 2024. (Source: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Yonlap, 13 May, 2018)
Contact: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, www.doosanheavy.com/en; SK E&S, +82-2-2121-3114, www.skens.com/en
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Under the contract, SCS will monitor buildings and perimeter probes, landfill gas analysis, regulatory monitoring, reporting and report support, landfill gas collection and field support and coordination with regulatory agencies. (Source: SCS Engineers, Waste360, 14 May,2018) Contact: SCS Engineers, (562) 427-0805, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.scsengineers.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SCS Engineers, Landfill Gas,
Steven Jackson, First Solar's VP of Asia Pacific, said the Beryl project will be one of the first to use the company's new Series 6 thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules. (This means), the Beryl Solar Farm will maximize the energy produced from the site and deliver a lower levelized cost of electricity, Jackson added.
With a nameplate capacity of up to 445W and 18 pct efficiency, First Solar Series 6 modules are the highest power PV module available for large-scale solar projects.
The Beryl project will also use single axis tracking technology and Ingeteam inverters.
(Source: First Solar, May, 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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With an estimated forestry residues potential of about 145 million tpy, the European Union has the potential to support the deployment of hundreds of such biorefineries.
Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies worldwide, and the only one in Europe, that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation. The Company initially focused on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can be converted into fuels, plastics, organic glass and other applications, according to the company.
(Source: Global Bioenergies, PR GlobeNewswire, 14 May, 2018) Contact: Global Bioenergies, Marc Delcourt, CEO, +33 (0)1 64 98 20 50, www.global-bioenergies.com
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