The U.N. award recognizes California Senate Bill 1383
aimed at cutting California's methane and hydrofluorocarbon gases to 40 pct and black carbon to 50 pct below 2013 levels by 2030. This year, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) began the process of meeting the bill's targetswith the approval of approved new regulations to cut down on methane emissions from oil and gas field operations by more closely monitoring and repairing methane leaks. (Source: CARB, Various Media, WQED, 12 Nov., 2017) Contact: CARB, (800) 242-4450, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arb.ca.gov
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The study also looked at how reductions in livestock emissions would impact on allowable carbon dioxide emissions consistent with long term temperature goals.
Methane, which is a short lived gas in the atmosphere of 12 years. Carbon dioxide (CO2) has a 1000 year decay period, and nitrous oxide (NO3) about 100 years. (Source: NZ Farmer, 13 Nov., 2017)Contact: New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, Dr. Harry Clark, Dir., +64 6 356 8019, www.nzagrc.org.nz
More Low-Carbon Energy News Livestock Methane, Climate Change, Methane,
Download the Oil and Gas Methane
Emissions in New Mexico report
HERE. (Source: EDF, Think Progress, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: EDF, www.edf.org; IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Gas, Methane, Climate Change, Global Warming, Environmental Defense Fund, IEA ,
Technology is presently being developed that can take waste products such as methane and use them to produce fuel and other valuable products, while reducing pathogen levels and greenhouse gas emissions.
As part of his research, Lens will focus on finding new marine bacteria for potential energy generation, developing mathematical models for bioenergy production, creating new bioreactor configurations and then turning these ideas into a working product.
Lens will collaborate nationally with research teams in NUI Galway, the MaREI and Beacon research centres, and the Energy and Dairy Processing Technology Centres.
(Source: NUI Galway, Silicon Republic, 13 Nov., 2017)
Contact: NUI Galway, Prof. Piet Lens, +353 91 524 411, www.nuigalway.ie
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Banks has been involved with climate policy, of which the 2C target is a fundamental tenet, since the Bush administration. Contact: George David Banks, http://www.energyandpolicy.org/george-david-banks-trump-wind-power
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, COP21,
In view of the dimensions of the AD plant, the structural preparations already started in September 2017. In early 2018, WELTEC BIOPOWER will begin installing the six new stainless-steel digesters and the two pre-storage tanks for the slurry. With WELTEC's custom-developed process control system CeMOS, the entire biogas plant will be fully automated from the end of 2018.
Two gas boilers use part of the biogas that is produced every day to generate heat for the biogas process. Most of the biogas is piped to a neighbouring milk powder production facility where it covers up to 35 pct of the heat required for the drying process.
(Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, PR, 14 Nov., 2017)
Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries, +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220, email@example.com, www.weltec-biopower.de
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According to Sarah Caswell, Edeniq VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, "it is critical that the EPA issue its final 2018 RFS rule with a cellulosic RVO at the level originally proposed to OMB in May, so that the RFS law will continue to work as Congress intended. By setting the 2018 cellulosic RVO at the level which reflects actual expected production for next year, EPA will be sending the all-important signal to the market that will give cellulosic producers and investors the confidence they count on to maximize growth and production. This progress will help meet the RFS cellulosic statutory volume requirements set by Congress a decade ago."
Edeniq's processes for producing and measuring low-cost cellulosic ethanol requires zero capital investment and can be easily integrated into existing biorefineries. Edeniq currently sells or licenses its technologies to ethanol plants in the United States. (Source: Edeniq, PR, Bus. Wire, 10 Nov., 2017) Contact:
Sarah Caswell, VP, Gov. Affairs, 402-935-3081
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"We (the coalition) should have a seat at the (COP23) table and the ability to work with our peers in other nations. That is the aim of our pavilion." -- Former NYC Mayor, billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg launching AMERICAS PLEDGE a coalition of cities, states and businesses representing more than half of the US economy in Boon, 11 Nov., 2017.
Bloomberg, the UN climate body's special envoy for cities, said non-state actors had already taken the US "half way" to meeting the national carbon-cutting pledge made under former president Barack Obama: a 26-28 pct cut in emissions from 2005 levels by 2025.
IEA Energy Services owns the operating assets of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, a company created to acquire and manage firms delivering infrastructure solutions for the renewable energy and infrastructure industries.
M-III will be renamed as Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc (IEA), which will own all of the existing renewable energy EPC businesses of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives.
The IEA businesses have reportedly installed around 7,200 wind turbines in about 200 projects totaling over 14GW of electricity.
(Source: IEA Energy Services, CTBR, 6 Nov., 2017)
Contact: IEA Energy Services, JP Roehm, CEO, https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-p-roehm-427a8119; M-III Partners, Mohsin Meghji, CEO, (212) 716-1491, www.miiipartners.com
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Outgoing New Jersey Governor and Trunp supporter Chris Christie -- using typical Trump terminology -- called the program "gimmicky" and a "failure" when he withdrew his state from it beginning in 2012.
Participating RGGI states -- Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont -- agree to limit pollution from power plants and to allow energy producers to bid against each other in auctions for the right to emit carbon. To date, the RGGI auctions have raised $2.7 billion that is being used to fund clean-energy and energy efficiency programs.
(Source: WNPR, RGGI, Various Media, 9 Nov., 2017)
Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
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The IMO also reports the significant global reduction in the sulphur content of the fuel oil used by ships from 1 January 2020 is expected to further contribute to maritime GHG emissions through the anticipated resulting uptake of alternative fuels.
IMO also noted its capacity-building and technical cooperation with the UNDP-GEF-IMO global energy efficiency project (GloMEEP) and the European-Union funded maritime technology cooperation centre's network (GMN) project.
(Source: IMO, Marine Link, 7 Nov., 2017)Contact:
IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org
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CDFA, which also administers the Alternative Manure Management Program promoting non-digester manure management practices to reduce methane emissions, received 53 applications requesting a total of $29.5 million in grants.
Financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters comes from California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that uses Cap-and-Trade program funds to support the state's climate goals. CDFA and other state agencies are investing these proceeds in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide additional benefits to California communities.
The Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) and Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap and Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions.
(Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture, PR, Nov., 2017) Contact 2017 Dairy Digester Research and Development Program www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/dd;
www.cdfa.ca.gov; California Climate Investments, www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov
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Under the new partnership, some contents of TUV Rheinland's global Certipedia certificate database will be fed into GIGA's online material data hub, Origin, which includes certified, environment-friendly building materials and products. This will empower designers to easily find and source green, healthy and sustainable building products. TUV Rheinland's Certipedia database will be integrated into Origin's infrastructure in the fall of 2017.
GIGA's assessment infrastructure, tools and metrics are used by hundreds of companies to track and communicate the health performance of their buildings and indoor spaces. (Source: TUV Rheinland, Nov., 2017) Contact:
TUV Rhineland, Holger Kunz, Executive VP Products, www.tuv.com; GIGA, www.gigabase.org,
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NAIT researchers will work to develop fuel moisture management technology for dimethyl ether (DME), which is a cleaner-burning diesel fuel alternative made from natural gas or methanol produced from biomass feedstock.
The technology aims to remove any residual water from the DME before injection into the engine, eliminated the risk of corrosion and reduced performance.
NAIT plans to test the technology using Mack trucks from Westcan's operating in Alberta.
(Source: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Truck West, 9 Nov., 2017) Contact: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Dr. Glenn Feltham, Pres., CEO, (780) 471-6248, www.nait.ca
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Under the Paris agreement, the EU has committed to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% pct by 2030 while modernizing the EU's economy and delivering on jobs and growth for all European citizens. In 2016, EU emissions decreased by 0.7 pct while GDP grew by 1.9 pct.
The EU is one of the major economies with the lowest per capita emissions, and the emissions per unit of GDP continue to fall. The progress report also looks at the EU's contribution to international climate action. In 2016, the EU and its Member States continued to be a major provider of climate finance to developing countries, increasing their overall contribution to last year reach €20.2 billion.
(Source: EU, EC,New Europe Online/KG, 7 Nov., 2017)
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While still requiring final IMO verification, ICS said current emissions reduction measures undertaken by the maritime industry has reduced the annual CO2 emissions to about 8 pct below the 2008 peak, despite a 30 pct increase in maritime trade. Various IMO member states have called for ship emissions reductions in the range of 50 to 70 pct by 2050 and 2060
(Source: ICS, American Shipper, 7 Nov., 2017)
Contact: IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Chamber of Shipping, www.ics-shipping.org
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The agreement is slated to begin in 2018 and features a competitive fixed price for gas.
Contracted quantities will be lower in the contract's early years to allow for Methanex's pre-existing natural gas forward purchase contracts, and will increase to roughly 50,000 MMBtu/d -- approximately 80 pct -90 pct -- of the plant's gas requirements from 2023, according to a Metrhanex statement.
(Source: Methanex, SP Global, 9 Nov., 2017) Contact: Methanex, John Floren, Pres., CEO, (604) 661 2600, www.methanex.com; Painted Pony Energy, (403) 475-0440, www.paintedpony.ca
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ACT's proprietary process will use industrial CO2 emissions, natural gas, water, and electricity to produce methanol
which can be used as a fuel and in products like plastics and adhesives. (Source: Advanced Chemicals Technologies, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, Blackburn, Nov., 2017) Contact: Advanced Chemical Technologies Inc., Doug Beynon, Pres., (405) 843-2585, www.advchemtech.com;
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, (226) 778-0020, /www.bincanada.ca
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The co-op members will provide the initial equity capital but are looking to raise additional money via crowdfunding to acquire a mini-tanker to transport the fuel and other equipment.
The co-op's first biodiesel production is expected to be delivered in January, 2018.
(Source: Kapiti Biodiesel Coop. PR, Co-op News, 8 Nov., 2017) Contact: Kapiti Biodiesel Co-op, http://www.ica-ap.coop/icanews/introducing-kapiti-biodiesel-cooperative
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With the addition of this solar facility, EPE will increase its utility-scale renewable energy solar resources to a total of 115 MWs.
The Holloman solar facility is expected to be operational in Q3, 2018.
The 56,000 thin-film module solar facility will generate enough clean energy to power more than 1,700 homes annually. (Source: El Paso Electric, USAF, Alamagordo News, 8 Nov., 2017) Contact: El Paso Electric, Mary Kipp, Pres., CEO, Richard Turner, VP Corporate Development, (800) 592-1634, www.epelectric.com;
Holloman AFB, www.holloman.af.mil
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Fiji, which is the presiding President of the COP23 conference now underway in Bonn to 17 Nov., says COP 23 brings a sense of urgency as several Pacific islands are threatened by rising sea level and could soon disappear underwater. (Source: Fiji Times, 6 Nov., 2017) Contact: COP23 President Fifi, www.cop23.com.fj
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The study analyzed 17 policies adopted by various states relating to climate and energy. States that adopted a mandatory policy for power plants to register and report greenhouse gas emissions showed the largest reductions, at an average of 2.6 million metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.
The second most significant policy involved public benefit funds allotted for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. That policy was associated with a reduction of 1.5 million tons of CO2 emissions from power plants.
The study is unclear on whether one of these single policies was the actual driver of the reduction in emissions, or an indicator that a state takes climate change mitigation seriously and is attacking the issue on many fronts, the report authors claim.
For instance, three states -- New York, Connecticut and Oregon -- have each adopted both of the top two most effective policies, along with at least eight others.
Georgia, on the other hand, has adopted only one state policy to curb power plant emissions -- calling for voluntary reporting of emissions. Emissions are on the rise in Georgia, along with several other states that had adopted a voluntary reporting policy, the analysis showed.
(Source: Emory Health Sciences, PR, 6 Nov., 2017) Contact: Emory Health Sciences, Carol Clark, (404) 727-0501, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.emory.edu
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The Center will focus on new technologies that could improve energy production, enhance energy efficiency and other efforts to mitigate the risk of climate change. ExxonMobil will support the center's wide range of early-stage research projects while the company's researchers and scientists collaborate with students and faculty at the two universities, as well as other industry contributors, once the center opens in early 2019.
In previous similar ExxonMobil initiatives, in 2014 the company became a founding member of the MIT Energy Initiative with a five-year, $25-million commitment to support faculty and student research efforts. In 2016, ExxonMobil announced a $15 million investment as a leading member of the University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute exploring transformational energy innovations. ExxonMobil is also a founding member of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University, supported by a $100-million commitment announced in 2002. GCEP is focused on developing fundamental, game-changing scientific breakthroughs that could lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions and a less carbon-intensive global energy system. (Source: ExxonMobil, World Oil, 7 Nov., 2017)
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Automakers that miss the desired targets would, under the proposed legislation, be subject to penalties as high as €95 ($110) per gram of CO2 above the prescribed limit. The proposal requires approval by the 28 EU members states and the European Parliament before becoming law. The auto industry has warned the 30 pct might be "overly challenging."
(Source: EC, Various Media, Deutsche Welle, 8 Nov., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vehicle Emissions, COs,
In addition to any climate measures that IMO may adopt, unrelated regulatory initiatives are likely to lead to emissions reductions in the near term due to "significant increases in marine fuels and the switch by the entire world fleet to low sulphur fuels." "This should greatly incentivize, to the extent this is possible, the further reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by ships.," the ICS says.
(Source: International Chamber of Shipping , MarExec,, 7 Nov., 2017) Contact: IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org; International Chamber of Shipping, www.ics-shipping.org
International Chamber of Shipping,
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The 50-MW Turquoise Nevada solar project, to be constructed in the Reno Technology Park will benefit from a 25-year PPA and is expected to be operational by the end of 2020. The Turquoise Nevada solar project is a venture of Estuary Capital Advisors and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas. NV Energy has submitted a separate request with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to utilize the NV GreenEnergy Rider program to help a major customer offset 100 percent of its next phase of growth with solar energy.
If approved, the new solar energy projects will be operational on or before September 1, 2020.
(Source: NV Energy, Various Media, 8 Nov., 2017) Contact: NV Energy , Pat Egan, VP Renewable Energy and Smart Infrastructure, www.nvenergy.com
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The Ameren program offers cash incentives and technical assistance to businesses for improving their energy efficiency.
The moves at Kraft Heinz will save (Source: Ameren, Kirksville Daily Express, 7 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Ameren Missouri, Rich Wright, Manager Energy Efficiency,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Missouri , Energy Efficiency,
The owners of existing buildings could get a waiver and pay a fee in lieu of installing a green roof at the time of roof replacement if their building was not engineered to withstand the additional weight of a green roof. (Source: Builder, Various Media, Denverite, 6 Nov., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Roof, Solar. Energy Efficiency,
The 178m (584ft) tall turbine is mounted on a 246.5 meter (809 foot) tower measured from the tips of the extended upward blades. For every added meter in height, the annual energy output is upped by 0.5-1 pct due to lower turbulence and stronger, more consistent winds. The tower is equipped with
a pumped-storage that can provide up to 16 MW in power.
(Source: Max Bogl Wind AG, Electrek, Others, 5 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Max Bogl Wind AG,
+49 9181 909-0 www.mbrenewables.com/en/pilot-projec
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If successful, the pilot project would be repeated on a larger scale in the seabed somewhere between Durban and Richards Bay. The commercial-scale facility would enable ESKOM, the country's dominant utility, and other large industrial operations to continue burning coal and other fossil fuels for decades.
(Source: South Africa Department of Energy and South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage.Business Day, 2 Nov., 2017) Contact: Department of Energy and South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage, www.sacccs.org.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Storage, CCS,
Scotland has exceeded the target of 500 MW from locally-owned, locally-sourced renewables by 2020, and has accordingly revised the goal upwards to 1,000 MW (one gigawatt) produced.
Scotland is also aiming for a 42 pct reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 1990 levels by 2020.
(Source: University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences, Irish Times, 5 Nov., 2017) Contact: University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences, +44 131 651 7068, www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences
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Acciona, which presently owns a total 897MW of wind and photovoltaic power capacity in Chile, Mexico and Costa Rica,
plans to construction of a further 700MW that will come online in 2018 and 2019.
Other projects are under development for completion in 2020, according to the company. (Source: Acciona Energia, RENews, 4 Nov., 2017) , Contact: ACCIONA Green Energy Developments, +34 91 657 64 60, www.acciona-greenenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona Energia, Solar,
Renova presently has 161.8 MW of renewable energy capacity in operation. (Source: Rnova Inc., Renewables Now, Various Media, Nov., 2017) Contact: Renova, www.renovasolar.com
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The just announced $100 billion will support projects that contribute to reducing carbon emissions or meeting the UN's sustainable development goals, which cover a range of social and environmental challenges.
The bank also announced all electricity used by HSBC would be sourced from renewable sources by 2030, through direct investments in green power projects or through power purchase agreements to help finance their development. The bank will also adoptrecommendations made by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. (Source: HSBC, Financial Times, Others, 6 Nov., 2017) Contact: HSBC, www.hsbc.com
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The organization offset 37 pct of its total reported emissions through the purchase of carbon credits. and is is on track to 100 pct climate-neutrality by 2020, according to the Greening the Blue According to the report 39 of the UN's 69 agencies achieved climate neutrality in 2016 The climate-neutral UN entities include UN Environment (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), UN Women, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the UN Postal Union (UPU), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and others.
Download the full report HERE.
(Source: UN, Greening the Blue, IISD, 2 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Greening the Blue, www.greeningtheblue.org
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Download the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2017 HERE. (Source: WMO, Nov., 2017)
Contact: World Meteorological Organisation, +41 (0) 22 73 0811, www.wmo.int
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Enerkem's Edmonton facility is the first ever municipal waste-to-cellulosic ethanol plant to receive approval to sell in the United States. Under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, 16 billion gallons of cellulosic biofuels are to be blended in the conventional transportation fuel pool by 2022.
Enerkem is now registered for D3 Renewable identification numbers (RINs) credits.
Previously this year, the Edmonton biofuel facility was expanded to produce 13 million gpy of cellulosic ethanol following the commissioning of its methanol-to-ethanol conversion unit. The Edmonton plant was funded by private sources, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), Alberta Innovates and Alberta Energy.
(Source: Enerkem Inc., 6 Nov., 2017) Contact: Enerkem, Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, Annie Pare, Communications, (514) 875-0284, x. 251, email@example.com, www.enerkem.com; Sustainable Development Technology Canada, www.sdtc.ca; Alberta Innovates, (780) 427-1956, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://bio.albertainnovates.ca
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KLM will share its knowledge and expertise with the Costa Rican government in close cooperation with its partner SkyNRG.
KLM operated its first flight using biofuel in 2009 became the world's first airline to operate a commercial flight using sustainable biofuel.
According to the airline, by using biofuels it can reduce its CO2 emissions by as much as 80 pct compared to fossil fuels. (Source: KLM, Nov., 2017) Contact: KLM Corporate Office, www.klm.com/Office; SkyNRG, Merel Laroy, +31 6 30833505. email@example.com, www.sktnerg.com
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The Syrian announcement leaves the US "alone in the desert" as the world's only country -- large or small, rich or poor -- not signed on to the landmark climate deal after "The Donald" Trump announced the U.S. economy "couldn't afford the economic impact" of the deal.
In announcing the Syrian change of heart, the country's Deputy Minister of "The Syrian Arab Republic supports the implementation of Paris climate change accord, in order to achieve the desired global goals and to reflect the principles of justice and shared responsibility, but in accordance with the capabilities of each of the signatories." (Source: BBC, Various Media, 7 Nov., 2017)
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Merritt says by taking the cellulosic feedstock -- corn stover, cobs, leaves, husks -- and processing it so that enzymes and yeast can access the cellulosic sugars, it then ferments them into biofuel. The process benefits biofuel plants as well as farmers and the environment, according to Merritt. (Source: POET DSM, WNAX Radio, 6 Nov., 2017)Contact: POET LLC, Jeff Broin, CEO, Jeff Lautt, Pres., COO, (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com
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The BREEAM In-Use standard is available to all commercial existing buildings of any size, age or condition.
BREEAM USA, a partnership between BRE Group and BuildingWise, a US-based LEED certification consultancy, has been used on over two million registered projects and over 550,000 certified buildings in 70 countries.
(Source: BREEAM USA, Contact: BREEAM America, Barry Giles, CEO, Niall Trafford, COO, www.bre.co.uk
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As an example, 100 pct financing with no money down may be offered for solar energy systems with the solar system equipment, not the property, as security. Financing could come directly from the credit union or through its cooperative partners.
(Source: CESU, Nov., 2017) Contact: CESU, (720) 479-7900, www.cleanenergycu.org
The EERF mechanism will support the 'proof of concept' investments for the new technologies of super-efficient ceiling fans, tri-generation technologies and smart grid-applications and ultimately scaling up energy efficiency financing and programme development to help cover initial investment costs of identified energy efficiency programmes like street lighting, domestic lighting, five-star rated ceiling fans and agricultural pumps.
The GEF project further brings together many technical and financing partners including United Nations Environment (UN Environment), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW).
GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global environmental issues. (Source: GEF, domain-b, 2 Nov., 2017) Contact: Energy Efficiency Services Limited, www.eeslindia.org; Global Environment Facility, www.thegef.org
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The NRDC has identified the following key themes it expects to dominate the meetings: (listen to the recording):
The OEDC aims to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being worldwide.
OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems and to better understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. The organization measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment, analyses and compares data to predict future trends, and sets international standards on a wide range of issues from agriculture and taxes to the safety of chemicals, and others.
OECD works with business through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), and with labour through the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC). (Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, BNN, Canadian Press, 1 Nov., 2017) Contact: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, www.oecd.org/canada
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The planned facility would store 35 million tpy of carbon emitted by a waste treatment plant, a cement works and a fertilizer plant. The carbon will be stored in a saline aquifer at a water depth of 1,400 meters.
The project will be scaled to accommodate up to 1.5 million tpy of carbon -- equivalent to the annual emissions of over 300,000 vehicles. in the event that other industrial operators choose to sign on. It will also help lower the cost of the technologies used, a major issue if the CCUS market is to grow.
Climate experts reportedly estimate that several hundred billion dollars per year will have to be invested between now and 2050 to grow the carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry enough to achieve carbon neutrality and meet the Paris Agreement target of holding the average global temperature rise below 2 degrees C by 2100.
(Source: TOTAL, PR, 1 Nov., 2017)Contact: TOTAL, Laetitia Maccioni: + 33 6 24 60 57 65 l, firstname.lastname@example.org, Investor Relations, +44 (0)207 719 7962 l, www.total.com; Statoil, www.statoil.com
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Gardner Capital is a solar and housing development and investment company with offices in St. Louis, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Springfield, Missouri. Gardner Capital has invested and syndicated more than $3 billion through various tax credit programs, including federal solar investment tax credits.
(Source: Gardner Capital, PR, 3 Nov., 2017) Contact: Gardner Capital, (314) 561-5900, email@example.com, www.gardnercapital.com
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With its expansion into Delaware, state residents will be able to purchase a Vivint Solar sytem outright or finance the purchase with monthly payments through one of the institutions Vivint Solar has relationships with, or through their preferred lender, according to Vivant.
To date Vivint Solar has installed 113,000 solar systems in 21 states including Maryland, and Pennsylvania, but not New Jersey. (Source: Vivant Solar, Delaware Business Now, 4 Nov., 2017) Contact: Vivant Solar, David Bywater, CEO, (877) 4040-4129, www.vivintsolar.com
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The letter said the "biodiesel blenders' tax credit has worked successfully to build a robust biodiesel and renewable diesel industry that produced twice the volumes mandated under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Supporters of the blenders' tax credit are concerned that changing the tax credit to a producer only benefit will limit supply and lead to increase the cost of diesel fuel and heating oil."
The biodiesel blenders' tax credit expired at the end of 2016. Previously, Congress has extended the credit year-by-year as part of a "tax extenders" package, and in some years applied it retroactively, as was the case for 2016. While unlikely that this or any other tax extenders will be included in the House tax package to be released this week, the Senate may consider including the biodiesel tax credit in its tax package. However, some senators representing U.S. biodiesel producers are working to change the tax credit from a blenders' credit to a producers' credit. (Source: NACS, 2 Nov., 2017)Contact: NATSO, Lisa Mullings, Pres., CEO, David Fialkov, VP Gov. Affairs, (703) 549-2100, ; NACS, www.nacsonline.com; Advanced Biofuels Association, Michael McAdams, Pres., www.advancedbiofuelsassociation.com
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