The one year-old LEED for Cities program tracks changes in how a city is performing across 14 metrics including energy use, waste management, water, transport and even quality of life. It uses an online platform allowing cities to analyse and compare their progress, focusing on outcomes rather than pledges.
Between 2006 and 2013, Washington DC cut carbon emissions by almost a third, to 11.9 tonnes per capita. Water consumption fell by more than 13 pct in the past five years, and the city now recycles about half of its waste -- more than double New York City's rate.
(Source: USGBC, Various Media, The Hindu, 3 Jan., 2018) Contact: USGBC LEED for Cities, (202) 552-1500,https://www.usgbc.org/cityperformance, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News US Green Building Council,
Under RGGI, New Hampshire and nine other states take part in a market-based program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, The emissions are capped but companies can purchase allowances at state-run auctions, the proceeds from which can be spent as states see fit. New Hampshire uses 15 to 20 pct of the money to fund energy-efficient and energy efficiency projects as determined by the Public Utilities Commission.
House Bill 592, which would direct all money raised at RGGI auctions directly back to ratepayers and end investments in local and municipal clean energy initiatives, is being opposed by the League of Conservation Voters on the grounds that RGGI is intended to reduce carbon emissions in power plants.
Participating RGGI states include Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. To date, the RGGI auctions have raised $2.7 billion that is earmarked for clean-energy and energy efficiency programs.
(Source: Various Media, Concord Monitor, 3 Jan., 2018)
Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI, Carbon Emissions,
Cuomo claims the commitment to energy storage is the largest per-capita of any state. The investment follows passage of legislation in Albany in December that established an energy storage mandate that will be met by 2030. (Source: Office of Gov, Cuomo, Various Media, PV Mag, 3 Jan., 2018)Contact: Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Solar, Gov. Cuomo,
"I am confident, based on the science we have, that mankind does make a difference to climate, almost certainly the impact of humans on the planet extends to climate." -- Tony Abbott, May 27, 2010
"There are respectable arguments for an ETS but the one Labor (the then governing party) has in mind could easily be expensive and futile. I am wary of a system which creates new vested interests - which an ETS will do. I suspect that a straight carbon tax or charge could be more transparent and easier to change if conditions change or our understanding of the science changes." -- Tony Abbott, ,July 10, 2009
"We do not believe in artificially imposing a carbon price on consumers. There will be no carbon price on consumers under a (my)Coalition government." Tony Abbott, July 19, 2010
"Now, we do have policy out there. We've had it out there since February. It basically goes -- it involves going to the market and buying abatements through soil carbon, through tree planting, through businesses that are prepared to change their processes to less emitting ones. It will reduce our emissions by five percent by 2020, so we will achieve our targets. Now, that's our commitment. It's doable. It's deliverable." -- Tony Abbott,16 August, 2010
"Yeah, look, I never said it (climate change) was a myth. I once used some colourful language describing the so-called settled science of climate change but look, climate change is real, humanity does make a contribution to it and we've got to take effective action against it. I mean, that's my position and that's always been my position but I've never been in favour of a carbon tax or an emissions trading scheme." -- Tony Abbott, July, 2011
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, Tony Abbott, Australia Carbon Tax, Climate Change,
In addition to Boyle's work, the team will collect data on a large scale to gain insight into genetic elements that control metabolic shifts responsible for lipid accumulation. This information will then be used to develop synthetic biology tools to enable fast and efficient engineering of the algae's cells. Boyle notes there are two main challenges in developing high-yielding algae strains. "First, our understanding of genetic regulation and cellular physiology lags behind other model organisms like E. coli and yeast." "Second, we don't have sophisticated genetic tools to introduce the desired changes."
The project, Systems analysis and engineering of biofuel production in Chromochloris zofingiensis, an emerging model green alga, is led the University of California, Berkeley,in cooperation with Brookhaven National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, UCLA, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The grant is administered by the Genomic Science Program in the Energy Department's Office of Biological and Environmental Research. (Source: Colorado School of Mines, PR, 3 Jan., 2018) Contact: Colorado School of Mines,
Mark Ramirez, Communications and Marketing, (303) 273-3088, email@example.com, Prof. Nanette Boyle, (303) 273-3720,
(303) 273-3730 - fax, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mines.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae, Algal, Alae Biofuel,
In December, 2017, the Energy and Mineral Resources Division approved the establishment of bio-ethanol plants.
The produced Bio-ethanol must be certified to have met required standards by the Department of Narcotics Control and supplied only to Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) nominated depots.
(Source: Bangladesh Energy and Mineral Resources Division, Dhaka Tribune, 3 Jan., 2017)
Energy and Mineral Resources Division, www.emrd.gov.bd
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel Blend, Ethanol, Bioethanol,
The national energy guarantee would involve energy retailers delivering a set level of ready-to-use power in each state to shore up reliability, while also being compelled to meet a lower emissions target. According to acting opposition leader Tanya Plibersek, major business and industry groups support reducing carbon pollution by trading in well-regulated markets.
Abbott was Australia's 28th Prime Minister serving from 18 Sept., 2013 to 15 Sept., 2015. (Source: DailyMail, Australia AP, Others, 2 Jan., 2018)
Contact: Tony Abbott, https://twitter.com/TonyAbbottMHR
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tony Abbot, Australia Carbon Tax, Carbon Credit,
The market aims to do a cap-and-trade system where companies with larger emissions purchase allocations from companies who emit less. Any company that reaches 26,000 tons of carbon in a year-to-year basis is automatically included in the market. This threshold might be lowered in the future, according to the NDRC.
China aims to cap its emissions by 2030 and greatly reduce its dependence on fossil fuel with the goal of generating 20 pct of their energy from eind, solar and other low-carbon sources, according to the NDRC.
(Source: National Development and Reform Commission, BNEF, GineersNow, 4 Jan., 2018) Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cap-and-Trade, Carbon Market, China Carbon Market, National Development and Reform Commission ,
The Target provides real-time operational monitoring and analytics with cloud-based solutions and detailed asset management analytics. The company's technology is currently installed in more than 120 buildings spanning over 12 million square-feet.
Kontrol Energy Corp. is a leader in energy efficiency solutions and technology. Through a disciplined mergers and acquisition strategy, combined with organic growth, Kontrol Energy Corp. provides market-based energy solutions to our customers designed to reduce their overall cost of energy while providing a corresponding reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions., according to the company's website.
(Source: Kontrol Energy Corp, PR, 3 Jan., 2018) Contact: Kontrol., Paul Ghezzi, CEO, (905) 766-0400, email@example.com; www.kontrolenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Kontrol Energy , Energy Management, Energy Analytic,
The company installed its high-capacity energy efficiency and energy storage system intelligent building system (IBS) along with photovoltaics (PV) and smart meters, lighting and heating occupancy detectors, electric blinds controlling natural light and light emitting diodes, which are controlled by BEMS in its R&D headquarters and realized a 70 pct cost savings, according to the company.
LSIS's energy efficiency system analyzes a building's overall electronics, energy consumption and variable energy spending patterns according to the use of renewable energy sources, weather and time. (Source: LS Industrial Systems , Korea Times, 28 Dec., 2017)
Contact: LS Industrial Systems , (224) 352-2265 -- US Office, www.lsis.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Management,
Capstone currently owns, operates and develops thermal and renewable power generation facilities in North America with a total installed capacity of net 541 megawatts.
(Source: Capstone Infrastructure Corporation, PR, 1 Jan., 2017) Contact: Capstone Infrastructure Corp., Andrew Kennedy, CFO, (416) 649-1300
More Low-Carbon Energy News Capstone Infrastructure, Wind,
The EC requested each member state to produce and submit a draft integrated National Plan for Energy and Climate covering the period 2021-2030, with binding commitments on carbon emissions reduction, adoption of renewables and energy efficiency. Following review and inclusion of additional measures that may be requested by the EC, the binding plan should be submitted by January 1, 2019. In order to meet the goals of the EU energy roadmaps for 2030 and 2050, national plans are to be updated every five years, with the first update by January 1, 2024, with integrated national energy and climate progress reports to be submitted every two years.
National plans are required to demonstrate how they will contribute to achieving the EU targets of a 40 pct reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 in comparison to 1990, and achieving 27 pct renewable energy mix and a 27 pct increase in overall energy efficiency.
(Source: EU, Cyprus Mail Online, 30 Dec., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Paris, GHGs Climate Agreement, Renerable Energy, Energy Efficiency,
The DPER plan calls for emissions credit trading, energy-efficiency grants, near zero-energy building standards, renewable electricity support schemes.
The DPER plan also calls for additional capital support for public transport, infrastructure for urban cycling and walking, a renewable heat incentive scheme, and an electric vehicle purchase grant scheme.
(Source: Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, The Times, 31 Dec., 2017)Contact: Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, +353 1 676 7571, +353 1 678 9936
More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change Mitigation,
According to Chris Menges with the city's climate action department, "Even with a ton of action, 10 years of really driven action in Aspen, with our growth, it only reduced emissions 7 pct. That's only a fraction of the ultimate goal."
The city's new climate action plan incorporates 46 action items including a commitment to work collaboratively with other regional governments, businesses, and utilities.
(Source: City of Aspen, Aspen Public Radio, 2 Jan., 2017) Contact: City of Aspen, Chris Menges, (970) 429-1798, www.cityofaspen.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,
The company is seeking $3 million in grant funding from the US DOE and has secured funding from an unnamed investor to construct a pilot plant that will use actual waste gas from a power plant or chemical factory, and capture 1,000 kg per day of carbon emissions.
Innovator Energy LLC, Next Big Future, December, 2017) Contact:
Innovator Energy LLC, Ethan Novak, CEO, www.innovatorenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture, Innovator Energy,
In the release, Billiton Chief External Affairs Officer, Geoff Healy noted: "This review makes clear the principles for our ongoing participation in industry bodies. While we won't always agree with our industry associations, we will continue to call out material differences where they exist and we will take action where necessary, as we have done today. Importantly, we will also continue to communicate our own views directly to investors, governments and civil society and will redouble our efforts to engage, clearly and constructively, with our industry associations to positively influence the position they take on matters important to our Company."
According to the International Energy Association (IEA) every country, except India, cut its coal consumption in 2016.
(Source: BHP Billiton, PR, Various Media, 19 Dec., 2017) Contact: BHP Billiton, Dr. Fiona Wild, VP Sustainability and Climate Change, +61 3 9609 3333, www.bhpbilliton.com, www.bhp.com; World Coal Alliance, www.worldcoal.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News BHP Billiton, World Coal Alliance , Coal, Climate Change,
The research report on the global biodiesel anticipates the market to witness robust growth. It is estimated to increase to 6.9 pct CAGR between the forecast period 2017 and 2026. The global biodiesel market by the end of 2026 is estimated to reach US$ 64,497.4 million revenue.
The global biodiesel market is divided into the application, feedstock type, and region. Based on the feedstock type, the market segment includes animal fats, yellow grease, canola oil, distillers corn oil, and soybean oil. Among these, soybean oil is expected to witness significant growth in the global biodiesel market during the forecast period 2017-2026.Based on the application, the market is segmented into power generation, agriculture, fuel, and others. Fuel is expected to witness the highest growth in terms of market volume in the global biodiesel market during the forecast period 2017-2026.
Geographically, Europe is expected to be the largest region in the global biodiesel market during the forecast period. Germany and France are the biggest producers of biodiesel in Europe. Europe also consumes more diesel and biodiesel than petrol. Meanwhile, the supply and demand for biodiesel are gradually increasing at the same level. The current energy taxation regime in Europe also supports biodiesel over ethanol.
Report preview and details HERE.
(Source: Transparency Market Research, PR, Dec, 2017) Contact: Transparency Market Research,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,
INL's process uses specialized liquid materials that renders CO2 soluble and allows the carbon capture medium to be directly added into a cell for electrochemical conversion to syngas. When syngas can be created from captured CO2 at substantial current densities, it increases the process chances for industrial application.
The INL researchers have applied for a provisional patent and are in talks with a Boston area company involved in electrochemical technology R&D, according to the INL release.
(Source: INL. Dec., 2017) Contact:
INL, (866) 495-7440, www.inl.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Syngas, Carbon Capture, GHG, Greenhouse Gas, Idaho National Lab,
The awards will come from the province's Climate Leadership Plan.
(Source: Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Bioenergy Producers Group, Biomass Mag., Others, Dec. 20, 2017) Contact: Alberta Environment and Parks, http://aep.alberta.ca/climate-change/programs-and-services/bioenergy-producer-program.aspx; Alberta Climate Leadership Plan, www.alberta.ca/documents/climate/climate-leadership-report-to-minister.pdf
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alberta Bioenergy Producers Group, Bioenergy, Biofuel,
According to BHP's climate change specialist Dr.Fiona Wild, "Although CCS and its component processes have successfully been demonstrated, more needs to be done to make it economically viable for wide deployment. In the nearer term, industry and government must work together to develop pilot projects, demonstration plants and 'first of a kind' commercial scale CCS operations." (Source: BHP Billiton, The Australian, BHP Website, Feb., 2017) Contact: BHP Billiton, Dr. Fiona Wild, VP Sustainability and Climate Change, +61 3 9609 3333, www.bhpbilliton.com
Notable Quote: "We have knowledge of geology, markets and economics, so there's probably something we can bring to the table here in terms of our understanding around CCS to try to push this technology down the cost curve so it can be more readily available at scale and affordable costs." -- Fiona Wild, BHP VP Sustainability and Climate Change.
More Low-Carbon Energy News BHP Billiton, CCS, Carbon Capture, Coal,
Halo Energy plans to incorporate this technology into its small-scale sub-10-kW turbines for on-site-generation on telecommunications towers, offshore oil & gas rigs, commercial and industrial facilities, and mobile power plants.
Unlike conventional open-bladed 5-kW wind turbines that have rotor diameters greater than five meters, Halo Energy's "hooded" 5-KW turbine will have a 3.5-meter diameter allowing it to be sited where other turbines cannot. (Source: Halo Energy, Windpower, 19 Dec., 2017)
Contact: Halo Energy, Vin Loccisano, CEO, www.halo.energy; Ogin Inc., https://ca.linkedin.com/company/flodesign-wind-turbine
More Low-Carbon Energy News FloDesign Wind Turbine, Halo Energy, Wind Turbine,
The farming sector, where emissions are projected to jump 14 pct to 82 million tonnes between now and 2030, and the transportation sector projected to jump 11 pct to 112 million tonnes, are considered the major offenders, followed by emissions from direct combustion by industry.
According to the report, the government will "in principle" allow polluting companies to purchase foreign carbon credits after 2020 to manage liabilities under the NEG's emissions guarantee.
(Source: Australian Financial Review, Various Media, 19 Dec.,2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Australia GHG, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Climate Change,
The province is also launching GreenON Support, a free over-the-phone service offering impartial advice from energy experts to help consumers learn how they can save money and reduce their carbon footprint through home upgrades. (Source: Green Ontario Fund, Kenora Online, Dec., 2017) Contact: Green Ontario Fund, (888) 728-8444, www.greenon.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Energy Efficiency,
Traditional approaches for reusing carbon from CO2 involve a reduction step that requires high temperatures and pressures. The new INL process uses switchable polarity solvents (SPS), liquid materials that can shift polarity when exposed to a chemical agent. The SPS liquid materials make the CO2 more soluble and allow the carbon capture medium to be directly introduced into a cell for electrochemical conversion to syngas.
In an electrochemical cell, water oxidation occurs on the anode side, releasing O2 gas and hydrogen ions that then migrate through a membrane to the cathode side. There, the hydrogen ions react with bicarbonate (HCO3-, the form in which CO2 is captured in the SPS), allowing the release of CO2 for electrochemical reduction and formation of syngas. Upon the release of CO2, the SPS switches polarity back to a water-insoluble form, allowing for the recovery and reutilization of the carbon capture media.
The team received Laboratory Directed Research and Development funds in 2017. INL's team has filed a provisional patent and is reported to be discussing the approach with a Boston area company involved in electrochemical technology R&D.
(Source: DOE/Idaho National Laboratory, PR, 15 Dec., 2017) Contact: Idaho National Lab., www.inl.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon, Carbon Capture, Idaho National Laboratory,
"Extension of these provisions is critically important and consistent with the stated purposes of the tax bill of 'growing our economy, bringing jobs back to our local communities, increasing paychecks for our workers, and making sure Americans are able to keep more of the money they earn.'"
"The nation's biofuel sector generates $184.5 billion in annual output, supports 852,000 jobs, pays $46 billion in wages, remits $14.5 billion in taxes, and saves taxpayers about $10 billion per year by reducing the need for farm program payments."
"One of the most important things the Conference Committee could do to support the existing biofuel sector and help spur its continued growth would be to extend the Cellulosic Biofuel Tax Credit and Biodiesel Tax Credit in the final bill." (Source: American Coalition for Ethanol, Dec., 2017) Contact: American Coalition for Ethanol, Brian Jennings, CEO, (605) 334-3381, https://ethanol.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News American Coalition for Ethanol, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Biofuel Tax Credit ,
MHI licensed its CO2 capture technology to Mitsubishi Chemical Engineering Corporation, which handles engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the new liquefied carbonic acid gas production facilities. MHI oversaw the basic design of the CO2 capture unit and supplied its core components.
MHI's CO2 capture technology, which utilizes the KM CDR Process, uses an advanced absorption solvent (KS-1) jointly developed with Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. The carbon capture technology has been adopted at 12 plants worldwide, capturing CO2 from the flue gas of boilers fired by coal or natural gas. (Source: MHI, PR, 18 Dec., 2017) Contact: MHI, +81-(0)3-6716-2168, www.mhi-global.com; Kansai Electric Power, www.kepco.co.jp/english
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2, Carbon Capture, Kansai Electric Power ,
The grant funds will help streamline existing and new energy efficiency programs and work to educate neighborhoods with high energy consumption rates on basic energy efficiency and related construction skills needed to perform simple residential energy efficiency upgrades.
Chattanooga utility EPB has also announced it plans to extend its Home Energy Upgrade (HEU) pilot as well as undertake a feasibility study for Green and Healthy Homes, a health outcomes based funding mechanism. The utility will also expand its energy efficiency outreach and supporting workforce development and education initiatives which are also being funded by the same grant.
(Source: SSCF, Chattanoogan, 18 Dec., 2017) Contact:
Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund, www.southeastsdn.org; EPB, https://epb.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The measures include installation of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, heating distribution plant improvements, numerous solar PV power arrays, and upgrades on lighting to enable new, light-emitting diode (LED) technology.
The Siemens ESPC energy efficiency contract will be financed in Euros by DZ Bank and United Financial of Illinois. ESPCs provide an alternative financial mechanism which allows federal agencies to reduce their energy intensity and costs by accelerating investment in energy conservation measures at no additional capital cost.
This project, combined with U.S. Army ESPC projects already in Germany, is expected to deliver over $46 million in savings.
(Source: Siemens Government Technologies, GovCon Wire, 18 Dec., 2017) Contact: Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., Barbara Humpton, Pres., CEO, (703) 483-2000, www.siemensgovt.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, ESPC ,
The solar wing fabricated with SolAero's advanced, high efficiency solar cells integrated onto a composite structure is a direct form, fit, function and mass equivalent to the standard, non-solar wing currently available on the Puma. Flight testing and field validation will be performed in early 2018.
SolAero and its subsidiary Alliance Spacesystems (Alliance) developed the prototype solar wing, achieving mass parity with the standard, non-solar Puma wing under a joint Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with APL and a DoD customer.
(Source: SolAero Technologies, PR, 19 Dec., 2017) Contact: SolAero Technologies, Maddie Smith, Marketing, (505) 559-2685,
Johns Hopkins/APL, www.jhuapl.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News SolAero Technologies , Solar,
Phoenix intends to enter into a sub-license agreement with the Company once they finalize the logistics of their initial site based on the reports purchased from the Company. Phoenix intends to build a plant capable of processing 1,000 tpd of agricultural waste to be located in the southeastern U.S.
The CTS process is a patented, dry mechanical process that converts cellulose material into sugars and other products in a matter of minutes with no liquid acids, no applied heat, pressure or hazardous materials of any kind. The CTS process when used in the production of ethanol is clean, less expensive to build and operate than traditional ethanol plants or other cellulose ethanol technologies and is environmentally friendly.
(Source: Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc., PR, Dec., 2017)
Contact: Alliance BioEnergy, Inc., Daniel de Liege, President and CEO, (888) 607-3555x1106, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alliancebioe.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alliance BioEnergy, Ek Laboratories, ,
SERIS' proprietary monoPoly cell technology, applicable on both p-type and n-type silicon wafers, features homogenous junctions and standard fire-thorough screen-printed metal contacts with grids on both sides,
SERIS expects to achieve monoPoly cell efficiencies of above 23 pct through implementation of advanced grid designs, material improvements and fine-tuning of processes at our industry partners' production lines.
(Source: Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), , 13 Dec., 2017)
Contact: SERIS, Prof. Armin Aberle, CEO, +65 601 1356,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Solar Cell, Solar Cell Efficiency,
New Energy Risk, an affiliate of global insurance giant XL Catlin, provided performance insurance to support the project's financing. The insurance complemented Fulcrum's patented technology, industry-leading development team and process, as well as feedstock and off-take strategies, in order to increase project attractiveness to investors. Fulcrum's existing investors include US Renewables Group, Rustic Canyon Partners, United Airlines, Waste Management, BP, and Cathay Pacific.
(Source: XL Catlin, 12 Dec., 2017) Contact: New Energy Risk, Tom Dickson, CEO, www.newenergyrisk.com; XLCaitlin, www.xlcatlin.com; Fulcrum Bioenergy, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum Bioenergy,
Along with transport, agriculture, buildings and waste -- which are not covered by the EU's Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) -- the LULUCF sector is required to contribute a 30 pct emissions cut by 2030 compared to 2005 levels, as part of the EU-wide commitment to cut overall emissions by 40 pct by 2030.
The 2000-2009 period has been set as the reference point for comparing carbon emissions, after MEPs had arbitrarily set this to 2009-2012 under pressure from Sweden, Finnland and other countries with large forestry sectors.
The lack of linkage between the European accounting from LULUCF and other continents' methods of forest management means that under the current proposal for the post 2020 Renewable Energy Directive, the EU counts burning biomass (pellets and wood) as renewable energy but does not take into account the net increase in emission if this wood is imported.
(Source: EURACTV, 14 Dec., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU ETS, EU, Carbon Sink, Forest Carbon, CO2, Deforestation, Reforestaion,
Access the ICCT U.S. Domestic Airline Fuel
Eefficiency Rankink, 2015--2016 White Paper
HERE. (Source: International Council on Clean Transportation, Dec., 2017) Contact: The International Council on Clean Transportation, email@example.com, www.theicct.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News FAA, Fuel, Alternative Fuel, Biofuel, ICCT,
With the designation, Livonia is now eligible to apply for up to $50,000 in state grant funding which it will use for the conversion of tradition street lighting to energy efficienct LED models.
(Source: NYSERDA, Various Media, ec., 2017) Contact: NYSERDA. Clean Energy Communities, www.nyserda.ny.gov/cec; Livonia, www.livoniany.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA, Energy Efficiency, LED Light, Energy Benchmarking,
As a result of these energy efficiency projects, Kettering Health Network is expected to save approximately 10 million kWh annually which accumulates to a yearly cost savings of $591,486.
(Source: Dayton Power and Light, PR, 15 Dec., 2017)
Contact: Dayton Power and Light,
Mary Ann Kabel, (937) 224-5940, firstname.lastname@example.org ; ; Kettrering Health, www.ketteringhealth.org; AES Corp., www.aes.com; AES Corporation, www.aes.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dayton Power and Light, AES Corp, Energy Efficiency Rebate, Energy Efficiency Incentive,
According to NB Power, it generates power at 12 hydro, coal, oil and diesel-powered stations which together have an installed net capacity of 2,853 MW. This includes 1,439 MW of thermal, 889 MW of hydro and 525 MW of combustion turbine capacity.
The Belledune facility is a baseload unit with 467 MW of capacity. Construction on the facility began in 1991. (Source: NB Power, Various Media, Dec., 2017)
Contact: NB Power, Marc Belliveau, Communications, (506) 458-4203, www.nbpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News NB Power, Biomass,
To meet the 40 pct below 1990 levels emissions target, half of the state's electricity must come from renewable energy, and emissions of methane and other short-lived climate pollutants must be slashed by 50 pct. Buildings must be twice as energy efficient, and the state must be well on its way toward electrification of its transportation sector. Measures in the plan also aim to move the state toward its ultimate goal of a low-to-zero carbon economy economy by 2050.
Download the California 2017
HERE. (Source: California Air Resources Board, Dec., 2017)Contact: CARB, (800) 242-4450, email@example.com, www.arb.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News California Air Resources Board, Climate Change, GHGs, Greenhouse Gases,
In Alberta, the city of Lethbridge will receive $101,200 for a Landfill Gas Collection System feasibility and landfill gas utilization assessment. Depending upon the study outcome, the city could qualify for federal grants and funding for
landfill gas methane capture and utilization systems and infrastructure to capture and produce electricity.
The Lethbridge study is expected to get underway in Jan. 2018. (Source: Lethbridge News Now, 17 Dec., 2017)
Contact: Canada Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, https://fcm.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomethane, Methane, Landfill Gas,
Advanced Biofuels Canada and other advocates have called on Ottawa to develop a Clean Fuels Strategy to ensure the success of the CFS. This multi-year initiative would support domestic production and distribution of low carbon fuels to allow the economic benefits of clean fuels to be realized by all Canadians. It would also address the effectiveness of complementary measures that, if well designed, will drive growth across the low carbon economy. Carbon pricing and fuel taxation are two areas where legacy policies and emerging rules can inadvertently discourage the production and use of clean fuels in Canada, according to the release.
Download the Canada Clean Fuel Standards regulatory framework HERE. (Source: Advanced Biofuels Canada, PR, 13 Dec., 2017) Contact: Advanced Biofuels Canada, Ian Thomson,
(604) 947-0040, www.advancedbiofuels.ca; Environment and Climate Change Canada, www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Fuel, Biofuel, Advanced Biofuels Canada,
The winning bids came from Edmonton-based Capital Power with a 201-MW project, Madrid-based EDP Renewables with a 248-MW project and Enel Green Power Canada, a division of a Rome-based global power company, with projects of 115 MW and 31 MW.
The province will subsidize the plants if the power price falls below the bid price --if the price is higher, the difference will be paid to the province. (Source: CTV News, Canada Press, 13 Dec., 2017) Contact: Capital Power, www.capitalpower.com;
Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com;
EDF Renewables, www.edf-er.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Alberta Wind, Enel Green Power, EDF Renewables,
All CWI engines offer the choice of using compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).
(Source: Cummins Westport, PR, NewsWire, 13 Dec., 2017) Contact: Cummins Inc., Rob Neitzke, President of Cummins Westport Jon Mills
Director - External Communications, (317) 610-4244, firstname.lastname@example.org
Westport Fuel Systems Inc., Caroline Sawamoto,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alternative Fuel, Cummins Westport, RNG, LNG, CNG, Alternative Fuel,
LaSalle BioEnergy is the company's third pellet plant, following Morehouse BioEnergy in Bastrop, Louisiana and Amite BioEnergy in Gloster, Mississippi. The wood pellet plant can produce approximately 450,000 metric tpy of wood pellets .
(Source: DRAX Biomass, PR, IHB, 15 Dec., 2017) Contact: DRAX Biomass, Pete Madden, Pres., CEO, +44 (0)1757 618381, www.draxpower.com, www.draxbiomass.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Wood Pellet, DRAXBiomass, DRAX,