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Cleanergy's $575Mn Stirling CSP Project Underway in China (Int'l)
Cleanergy,Datang Holdings New Energy Technologies.
Date: 2017-06-21
Goteborg, Sweden-based Stirling engine-based renewable energy solutions provider Cleanergy AB reports it has begun installation of its Stirling concentrated solar power (CSP) technology in China, for a 200MW project for Beijing-based Datang Holdings New Energy Technologies. The $575 million deal included the manufacturing, installation and development of Cleanergy's advanced Stirling CSP technology in China.

Cleanergy's GasBox waste-to-energy system is installed in a modular container and converts methane gas into electricity. The GasBox is an autonomous and flexible Stirling Engine unit incorporated with a real-time power management system with remote access and optional grid functionality. The firms will initially install 50MW capacity in 2018, while the remaining 150MW will be installed as a second step that includes energy storage. (Source: Cleanergy, June, 2017) Contact: Cleanergy, Jonas Eklind, CEO, Alexander Vestin, SVP, Bus. Dev., +46 70 566 7000, alexander.vestin@cleanergy.com, www.cleanergy.com; Datang Holdings New Energy Technologies, www.cccme.org.cn

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cleanergy,  CSP Solar,  Stirling Engine,  


Invenergy Touts 130-Turbine Alle-Catt Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2017-06-21
Chicago-headquartered Invenergy is reporting plans to develop a 380 MW wind farm to be called Alle-Catt in the towns of Farmersville, Freedom, Rushford and Centerville, Indiana. Subject to permitting, the project would utilize as many as 130 wind turbines and get underway in 2018 for completion in 2020. The company is also planning a separate wind farm in neighboring Wyoming County. (Source: Invenergy, Olean Times Herald , Community Media, 17 June, 2017) Contact: Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Wind,  


ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics Tout Algae Biofuels R&D (R&D)
ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics
Date: 2017-06-21
Following up on our Jan, 20, 2017 coverage, scientists from ExxonMobil and La Jolla, California-based Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) are reporting development of a new strain of algae capable of converting carbon into a record amount of energy rich fat -- about 40 pct -- that can be turned into biofuels on an industrial scale.

Using CO2 to generate fat from algae is not necessarily new, but the amount of fat produced by this new strain of algae is hugely significant since fatty algae make the strain more fit to eventually produce biofuels at an industrial scale, according to the the researchers.

Algae based fuel emits fewer greenhouse gases than most other energy sources,and could potentially play a vital role in the transition to emission energy sources. Just as significantly, unlike other biofuel feedstocks such as corn or sugar cane, algae production on an industrial scale would not have a negative effect on food production.

SGI and ExxonMobil have been collaborating on algae biofuels R&D since 2009. (Source: ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics, Biofuels Int'l, Others, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Synthetic Genomics, www.syntheticgenomics.com; ExxonMobil, Media, (972) 444-1107, www.exxonmobil.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ExxonMobil ,  Synthetic Genomics,  Algae,  Biofuel,  


German Researchers Tout New Biodiesel Technology (Int'l)
University of Kaiserslautern
Date: 2017-06-21
Researchers from the Universities of Kaiserslautern, Bochum and Rostock are reporting development of a new method for creating biodiesel by chemically treating a blend of plant oils to produce, at zero energy cost, a biofuel that can be incorporated undiluted in latest diesel engines.

Presently, European biofuel companies mostly manufacture biodiesel from methanol and rapeseed oil. Biodiesel comprises of long, even hydrocarbon compounds with diverse properties to diesel produced from mineral oil. The Researchers used Bioethylene to cleave the commercial rapeseed oil esters. The new process tweaks the biodiesel's chemical properties by incorporating ethylene, which can be produced from bioethanol. (Source: University of Kaiserslautern, AZO CleanTech, 20 June, 2017)Contact: University of Kaiserslautern, Prof. Dr Lukas Goosen, +49 631 2050, www.uni-kl.de/en/home

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  


CaGBC Touts First Zero Carbon Building Standard (Ind. Report)
Canada Green Building Council
Date: 2017-06-21
As previously reported, according to the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), Canada is the first nation emerging from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement to create comprehensive zero carbon building guidelines with their their new Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Standard.

The CeGBC Standard focuses on carbon use over energy efficiency and offers different certification paths for new projects and existing buildings. To earn the designation Zero Carbon Building Design, new projects must demonstrate an annual zero carbon balance, provide a zero carbon transition plan, install a minimum of 5 pct onsite renewable-energy generation capacity, achieve specific thermal-energy demand intensity (TEDI) target assessing annual heat loss, and fulfill reporting obligations on energy use, intensity, annual peak demand and embodied carbon.

The new Standard addresses carbon emissions in commercial, institutional and multi-family buildings and builds on the CaGBC's LEED programs, under which a total of 102-million square metres of buildings with LEED registrations and certifications had been recorded as of last Dec. 31. (Source: CaGBC, Daily Commercial News, Others, 20 June, 2017) Contact: CaGBC, Mark Hutchinson, VP, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council,  


Food Waste-to-Energy Facility Breaks Ground in Utah (Ind. Report)
Wasatch Resource Recycling
Date: 2017-06-21
The Salt Lake Tribune reports construction on the food waste-to-energy Wasatch Resource Recovery facility in North Salt Lake City is underway. The facility will deploy anaerobic digesters to grind, liquefy and process locally-sourced food waste into methane which can be used as natural gas.

When fully operational late next year, the $43 million facility will produce sufficient natural gas to supply a city of 40,000 people. BP Energy Corporation will purchase the facility's natural gas output .

Wasatch Resource Recovery is a cooperative partnership between Salt Lake City-based ALPRO Energy & Water and the South Davis Sewer District.(Source: Wasatch Resource Recovery, Salt Lake Tribune, Others, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Wasatch Resource Recovery, www.wasatchresourcerecovery.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digester,  waste-to-energy,  methane,  


Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient Lighting -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)
United for Efficiency (U4E)
Date: 2017-06-21
The recently released United for Efficiency (U4E) organization recently published Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient Lighting report provides guidelines to countries on how to promote energy-efficient lighting in their respective national markets. The report maintains that following the guidelines will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, generate significant economic benefits, and enhance energy security.

The report encourages countries to follow an integrated policy approach consisting of: defining standards and regulations; establishing policies to achieve public acceptance (awareness campaigns, labeling schemes); finance and financial delivery mechanisms (utility contracts, bulk procurement, partnerships); monitoring, verification and enforcement (product registration, testing); and environmentally sound management of lighting products (hazardous substance standards, end-of-life policies).

The U4E is a public-private partnership comprised of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Environment Facility , the United Nations Development Programme, the International Copper Association, CLASP, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and others.

Download the Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient Lighting report HERE. (Source: U4E, June, 2017) Contact: UN Environment, (U4E) Economy Division Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch, +33 (0)1 44 37 14 50, u4e@unep.org, www.united4efficiency.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Efficient Light,  


Finland Plans Arctic Black Carbon Emissions Database (Int'l)
Arctic Council
Date: 2017-06-21
One of Finland's priorities during its two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council is to create a database on the sources and impact of black carbon (soot) and methane emissions in the Arctic, according to the Russsian news agency TASS. The database will comprise information from Finland and the other member and observers states of the Arctic Council as well as information about black carbon emissions from ships. The data collected by Scandinavian and Russian researchers in the past few years show that black carbon and methane pollution is accelerating Arctic warming.

Black carbon darkens ice in the Arctic and reduces the albedo of snow, thereby speeding up melting. The main sources of black carbon emissions in the Arctic are vehicles and companies that use wood and coal, as well as forest fires, power stations and gas flares at oil fields.

The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum of the Arctic states (Russia, Canada, the United States and North European countries) and Arctic indigenous communities. It focuses on environmental monitoring, identification of pollution risks, preparedness for environmental accidents, sustainable development, conservation of natural diversity, and questions related to the Arctic sea areas. (Source: Arctic Council, 20 June, 2017) Contact: Arctic Council, http://arctic.ru

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arctic Council,  Climate Change,  Black Carbon,  


Worldwide Carbon Emissions Flat for 3rd Consecutive Year -- BP Report Attached (Ind. Report)
BP
Date: 2017-06-19
According to oil giant BP's just released annual Statistical Review of World Energy study, Gglobal carbon emissions remained flat for the third consecutive year during 2016, while demand for coal across the world fell for the second year in a row. "The combination of weak energy demand growth and the shifting fuel mix meant that global carbon emissions are estimated to have grown by only 0.1 pct -- making 2016 the third consecutive year of flat or falling emissions," the report says.

The annual review found while renewables only met 4 per cent of total primary energy demand globally, the growth in renewables represented nearly a third of the total growth in energy demand in 2016. The report also showed how growth in overall energy demand is beginning to slow, as energy efficiency measures become more popular.

Access BP's Statistical Review of World Energy report HERE. (Source: BP Group, Climate Action Program. UNEP, 14 June, 2017) Contact: Climate Action Program, +44 (0) 20 7871 0173, www.climateactionprogramme.org; BP Group, www.bp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BP,  Climate Change,  Carbon Emissions,  


Freight emissions could be roadblock for Paris accord targets: Pembina Institute
Pembina Institute
Date: 2017-06-19
According to a new report released Wednesday by the Pembina Institute. Greenhouse gas emissions from the movement of goods across the country are on pace to surpass passenger emissions around 2030 and could be a major obstacle if Canada hopes to meet its climate targets, As of 2015, freight transportation accounted for 10.5 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada and is the fastest growing segment within the transportation sector, the environmental think-tank’s report says. The report says government and industry players must partner to accelerate adoption of practices, technologies and policies that will enhance environmental performance in the freight sector, particularly when it comes to trucking. The report’s statistics and projections regarding transportation emissions are based on those presented in the federal government’s Second Biennial Report on Climate Change. (Source: Pembna Institute, Financial Post, 14 June, 2017)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Pembina Institute news,  Carbon Emissions news,  Transportation Emissions news,  


DONG Sets Science Based Emissions Reduction Target (Int'l)
DONG Energy, Science Based Target Initiative
Date: 2017-06-19
Copenhagen-headquartered offshore wind energy giant DONG Energy has confirmed that its target to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 96 pct by 2023 has been approved by the Science Based Target Initiative.

The Initiative is a collaboration between CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and is a member of the We Mean Business Coalition. The Initiative is designed to provide companies "with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions." The Initiative helps companies ensure and develop emissions reductions that are in line with the level of de-carbonization necessary to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees C compared to pre-industrial levels. (Source: DONG Energy, CleanTechnica, Others, 16 June , 2017] Contact: Science Based Targets initiative, www.sciencebasedtargets.org; DONG Energy, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Science Based Target Initiative,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  DONG Energy,  ,  


Nordex Launches N131/3000 Wind Turbine in France (Int'l)
Nordex
Date: 2017-06-19
The Nordex Group is reporting wind turbine orders totaling 36 MW from different project developers and power station operators. Orders include a total of 13 N131/3000, N117/3000 and N117/2400 turbines for projects slated to get underway this year.

Nordex will be installing its N131/3000 turbine in France for the first time. With a rotor diameter of 131 meters, the N131/3000 will be the largest turbine installed in the country to date, according to the company which currently has an installed capacity of more than 1.7 GW in France. (Source: Nordex, NA Windpower, Others, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 381 6663 3300, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex-online.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


Cross Winds Energy Park Years Ahead of Schedule (Ind. Report)
Consumers Energy
Date: 2017-06-19
The Michigan Public Service Commission (PUC) on Thursday approved the Jackson-based Consumers Energy proposal to begin work on its proposed Cross Winds Energy Park III in Tuscola County in 2019, three years in advance of its originally approved 2022 start date. The projected was originall approved for 19 wind turbines with an optional 33 additional units.

says advancement of the projects will “help meet the expanded renewable energy portfolio standard set in the state's new energy laws.” The initial Cross Winds Energy Park in Tuscola County started serving electric customers in Michigan’s Thumb region in 2014. (Source: Michigan PUC, Consumers Energy, MPR, 16 June, 2017) Contact: Michigan PUC, Sally Talberg, Chairperson, (517) 284-8100, www.michigan.gov/mpsc; Consumers Energy, www.consumersenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Consumers Energy,  Wind,  


Solar Paint Creates Energy from Water Vapor (New Prod & Tech)
RMIT University
Date: 2017-06-19
In the Land Down Under, researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne are reporting development of a new solar paint that can be used to produce clean energy.

The innovative paint draws moisture from the air and splits it into oxygen and hydrogen. As a result, hydrogen can be captured as a clean fuel source. The paint contains a recently-developed compound that looks and feels like silica gel commonly used to absorb moisture but acts like a semiconductor. Additionally, the synthetic molybdenum-sulphide material catalysis the splitting of water atoms into hydrogen and oxygen.

According to lead researcher Dr. Torben Daeneke, mixing the compound with titanium oxide particles leads to a sunlight-absorbing paint that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air.

Because titanium oxide is the same white pigment commonly found in wall paint when it is combined with the new material, the solar paint can "convert a brick wall into an energy harvesting and fuel production real estate." This means there is no need for filtered or clean water to feed the system. And, any location that has water vapor in the air -- including remote areas -- can produce fuel, according to Daeneke. (Source: RMIT University, Inhabitat, Science Daily, June, 2017) Contact: RMIT University, Dr. Torben Daeneke, +61 3 9925 2090, torben.daeneke@rmit.edu.au, www.rmit.edu.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  


DOE Sued Over Stalled Energy-Efficiency Standards (Reg & Leg)

Date: 2017-06-19
Eleven states have instigated legal action against the the Trump administration Department of Energy over its failure to finalize energy-use limits for portable air conditioners and other products. The new standards would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save businesses and consumers billions of dollars, and conserve enough energy to power more than 19 million households for a year, but the U.S. Department of Energy has not met a requirement to publish them by now, according to California Attorneys General Xavier Becerra, who filed the lawsuit against the DOE in federal court in San Francisco. "This is absurd. The Trump Administration should stop stalling and start following the law," Becerra said.

Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Maryland, New York and the City of New York are the plaintiffs. (Source: Society of Environmental Journalists, AP, Others, 14 June, 2017)Contact: California Attorneys General Xavier Becerra, oag.ca.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE,  Energy Efficiency,  


GMP Offers Energy Saving eSMartwater Program (Ind. Report)
Green Mountain Power,Aquanta
Date: 2017-06-19
Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) reports the launch of its eSmartwater program. The program includes electric water heater controls from Washington, DC, startup Aquanta, combined with a free Nest thermostat, for a fee of 99 cents per month.

GMP has been testing Aquanta's technology for several months, with the goal of using its real-time networks and predictive analytics to turn existing home water heaters into an energy-saving and grid-responsive energy storage device.

GMP estimates that about 50,000 electric resistive water heaters are in use by its customers. Each uses about 4 kilowatts of energy and a natural target for demand response programs that pay customers for the right to shut off their water heaters in emergencies.

Aquanta's $150 device installs on existing water heaters, measures both electricity and temperature, and connects via Wi-Fi to its cloud-based software platform to allow direct control via the homeowner's smartphone. It also gives the utility access to these water heater sensor-control devices in aggregate, not just as an emergency demand response resource, but as part of controlling its larger grid needs. (Source: Green Mountain Power, Aquanta, GFTM, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Green Mountain Power, Josh Castonguay, Dir. Generation and Renewable Innovation, (888) 835-4672, www.greenmountainpower.com; Aquanta, Matt Carlson, CEO, https://aquanta.io

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Mountain Power,  Aquanta,  


Powin Constructing 6 Ont. Energy Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
Powin Energy,Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Date: 2017-06-19
Tualatin, Oregon-based utility battery energy storage specialist Powin Energy Corporation reports it will construct and install six energy storage projects totaling 12.8MW/52.8MWh at two sites in Kitchener and Stratford Ontario, Canada. Upon completion by the end of September, projects will constitute the largest energy storage rollout in Canada.

The projects, which are all contracted with Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as part of its long-term energy plan, are being developed in collaboration with Hecate Energy, a global developer, owner and operator of solar, wind and storage projects.

The projects will incorporate Powin's modular Stack 140 -- a modular, purpose-built 140kWh battery array that easily scales up to multiple megawatt applications. All Stack 140 systems are operated by Powin's proprietary bp-OS battery management software and include the industry-exclusive Battery Odometer and Warranty Tracker. (Source: Powin Energy, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Powin Energy, Geoff Brown, Pres., Victor Liu, (503) 598-6659, geoffb@powinenergy.com, http://PowinEnergy.com; Ontario IESO, John Cannella, (416) 506-2823, www.ieso.ca; Hecate Energy, www.hecateenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Independent Electricity System Operator,  Powin Energy,  


Kansas Ethanol Launches $3.7Mn Equity Financing Round (Ind. Report)
Kansas Ethanol
Date: 2017-06-19
In Lyons Kansas, Kansas Ethanol reports it has filed with the Securities and Equities Commission announcing the opening of a $3.7 million equity financing round. The company produces 55 million gpy of corn ethanol.

Kansas Ethanol's 2009 vintage plant was one of the first 14 ethanol plants to adopt ICM Fiber Separation Technology to boost yields. (Source: Kansas Ethanol LLC, Weekly Hub, Various Media, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Kansas Ethanol LLC, (620) 257-2300, www.kansasethanol.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Kansas Ethanol,  Ethanol,  


Iran, UN Ink Carbon Sequestration MoU (Int'l. Report)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Date: 2017-06-19
IRNA, the Iranian News Agency is reporting the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Iran and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for the third phase of an international carbon sequestration program in four Iranian provinces. The project is currently is being implemented in some 300 Iranian villages.

The project is aimed at fighting desertification and climate change, as well as energy conservation, soil erosion prevention, economic development and boosting employment in Iran. (Source: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Trend, 17 June, 2017) Contact: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, www.unido.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Sequestration,  United Nations Industrial Development Organization,  


World Biodiesel Market to Hit 28.3Mn Cubic Metre in 2017 -- Report Available (Ind. Report)

Date: 2017-06-16
According to Market.Biz analysis, the Global Biodiesel Market is expected to hit nearly 28.3 million cubic meter by the end of 2017.

The report, Global Biodiesel Market 2017 Research study covers biodiesel industry development trends, details of import/export, biodiesel industry supply, product details and specifications, the cost of biodiesel market share and revenue, leading biodiesel manufacturers, biodiesel prices and market revenues, regional markets and related biodiesel industry information.

Request details and a sample report HERE. (Source: MarketBiz, Post Observer, 12 June, 2017)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  


Eskom Launches Battery Energy Storage Demo (Int'l. Report)
Eskom
Date: 2017-06-16
In Johannesburg, South Africa's largest utility Eskom's Research and Innovation Centre reports the opening of an energy storage demo unit where it will test, compare and evaluate presently available energy storage technologies and solutions. The utility is seeking technology to meet an estimated 2000 MW of energy output needed on its network.

In addition to "smoothing" the output of solar farms onto the grid, Eskom also wants to investigate the use of energy storage to deal with peak demand periods and to defer grid transmission and distribution infrastructure costs. (Source: Eskom, Energy Storage, 12 June, 2017) Contact: Eskom, Barry MacColl, GM Testing and Development, www.eskom.co.za

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eskom,  Energy Storage,  Battery Energy Storage,  


Rena, Aiko Collaborate on Solar Cell Plating Technology (Int'l)
Rena Solar,Aiko Solar Energy
Date: 2017-06-16
German equipment supplier Rena and China's PV producer Aiko Solar Energy are reporting the expansion of their collaboration into electroplating cell metalization technology. Todate, Rena has delivered 4 GW of wet chemistry tooling to the Chinese PV producer, and will deliver one of its InCellPlate to Aiko's new Yiwu production facility in Zhenjiang province.

In announcing the collaboration, the two companies say that the electroplating process can deliver a cost reduction per-watt of around $0.01, or around 15 pct.

Aiko produces both multi and monocrystalline PERC PV cells, including bifacial products. Rena has supplied alkaline texturing, Rena BatchTex, and edge isolation, Rena InOxide+, equipment to Aiko for its monocrystalline cell production lines. Aiko has achieved efficiencies of 21.5 pct on mono PERC cells and has achieved a bifaciality of over 70 pct. (Source: Rena Solar, PV Mag., Others, June 12, 2017) Contact: Aiko Solar Energy, www.aikosolar.com; Rena Solar, +49 7723 9313-0, info@rena.com, www.rena.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  PV,  


Texas Bans Production Tax Credits for Wind Farms Near Military Airbases (Reg & Leg)

Date: 2017-06-16
Lone Star State legislation that goes into force September 1st, would make wind farms within 25 nautical miles of military airbases ineligible for production tax credits has been signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

The legislation is intended to ensure that wind farm operations and wind turbines do not interfere with the mission readiness of the state's 11 airbases and do not have a "serious negative impact on the state's economy." (Source: Various Media, Power Engineering, 12 June, 2017)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Texas Wind,  Production Tax Creditnd,  


Whitefox Technologies in Talks with Pacific Ethanol (Ind. Report)
Whitefox Technologies, Pacific Ethanol
Date: 2017-06-16
UK-based engineering and membrane-based technologies specialist Whitefox Technologies and InnovateUK are reporting the company has inked a deal with Pacific Ethanol.

Pacific Ethanol successfully trialed Whitefox's ethanol dehydration unit at their Madera plant in 2015 and then agreed on a commercial deal in 2016. The two firms are now in talks for additional installations at 7 further Pacific Ethanol plants.

Whitefox specializes in membrane-based technologies with a focus on efficient ethanol production. Their solution minimizes waste and emissions whilst increasing energy efficiency and returns on production. The demand for Pacific ethanol is growing, with 850 million gallons exported from the US every year. (Source: Whitefox Technologies, Innovate UK, 16 June, 2017) Contact: Whitefox Technologies, Gillian Harrisson, CEO, +44 (0) 20 7953 8446, solutions@whitefox.com, www.whitefox.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol,  Whitefox Technologies,  Pacific Ethanol,  Ethanol,  


Taking Stock of UK CO2 Storage Report -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)
Energy Technologies Institute
Date: 2017-06-16
Termination of the most recent Government carbon capture and storage (CCS) Commercialization competition late in 2015 was a major setback for the decarbonization of the fossil power and industrial sectors in the UK. This Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) reports covers what has been learned about the CO2 storage aspects of CCS and other aspects of CCS that have changed since Commercialization Competition was launched in 2013.

The report found that delaying the implementation of CCS at scale would add between £1 billion and £2 billion per year to the otherwise lowest cost options for an energy system capable of reducing carbon emissions in line with the 2050 emissions reduction targets. The report also found:

  • UK has the CO2 storage capacity to meet its need out to 2050 and beyond ;
  • Storage appraisal to date shows there are no technical barriers to the storage of CO2 in UK offshore sites;
  • Lowest cost CCS can be achieved by combining large scale storage store over 3MT/a with shared infrastructure and existing risk technologies.

    Access the Taking Stock of UK CO2 Storage Report HERE. (Source: Energy Technologies Institute, June, 2017) Contact: Energy Technologies Institute, Dennis Gammer, ETI CCS Strategy Manager, www.eti.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Technologies Institute,  CCS,  Australia CCS,  


  • Energy Absolute Touts Thailand Energy Storage Plans (Int'l.)
    Energy Absolute
    Date: 2017-06-16
    Energy Absolute, a former Thailand-based biodiesel producer presently engaged in renewable energy power generation, reports that its renewable power plants will increase capacity to 404 megawatts this year and to 664 megawatts in 2018. The company also will expand into the energy storage sector with a product similar to Tesla's Power Wall.

    To that end, the company intends to construct a plant that will "rival Tesla's Gigafactory in both size and scope" at a yet to be determined Asian location. The new plant, which is expected to have a production capacity of 50 GWh by 2020, is expected to cost $2.9 billion. The company presently holds a 35.2 pct stake in Amita Technologies Inc., a Taiwan-based manufacturer of lithium ion and polymer batteries. (Source: Energy Absolute, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Energy Absolute, www.energyabsolute.co.th

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Absolute,  Energy Storage,  Lithgium-Ion Battery,  


    Hawaii's MECO Tops in Solar Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Maui Electric ,Smart Electric Power Alliance
    Date: 2017-06-16
    In the Aloha State, the Smart Electric Power Alliance has ranked Maui Electric Co. (MECO) in the top 10 out of 412 national utilities for connecting the most new solar watts in total and per customer to the grid.

    Energy storage projects on MECO grids include a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the company's Wailea Substation in South Maui and projects with the independently owned Auwahi and Kaheawa wind farms on Maui and the Lana'i Sustainability Research solar farm. A BESS is currently being tested on Molokai, the utility added.

    In 2016, 37 pct of the electricity used by MECO customers came from renewable resources, including private solar power, wind and hydroelectricity, according tp MECO. (Sourse: Maui Electric, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Maui Electric, (808) 871-9777, www.mauielectric.com; Smart Electric Power Alliance, www.sepapower.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Smart Electric Power Alliance ,  Maui Electric ,  Energy Storage,  Solar Energy Storage,  


    Indian Oil Entering Battery Energy Storage Business (Int'l)
    Indian Oil Corporation
    Date: 2017-06-16
    In New Delhi, India's largest fuel retailer, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), reports it plans to launch an improved version of lead-acid battery for low cost mobility and industrial applications. The company is also working on lithium-ion battery chemistry for improved performance.

    India's energy storage market for rooftop solar and other off-grid renewable energy applications is expected to be worth Rs 16,500 crore by 2022, according to the Delhi-based not-for-profit Council for Energy Environment and Water (CEEW). To meet the expected growing need, companies are launching advanced technologies including Li-ion, flow batteries, flywheel and lead-carbon batteries. (Source: Indian Oil Corp., ETEnergy World , 14 June, 2017) Contact: Indian Oil Corporation, www.iocl.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Indian Oil Corporation ,  Energy Storage,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  


    Aussie Carbon Capture Financing Options in Doubt (Int'l. Report)

    Date: 2017-06-16
    In the Land Down Under, the Liberal government of Prime Minister Malcolm B. Turnbull is seeking parliamentary approval for the nation's "green bank" -- the Clean Energy Finance Corporation -- to fund carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. Both Labor and the Greens oppose the change.

    The Labor party is opposed to the change and some Labor MPs question both the science and economic viability of the technology. The opposition also claims it is inappropriate for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to fund CCS since it is forbidden to do so under existing legislation.

    Proponents claim CCS has the potential to cut Australian coal and gas power plant emissions by as much as 90 pct. Opponents say CCS should be looked at for use in the manufacturing sector, to help industry cut emissions. (Source: APP, Various Media, June, 2017)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Carbon Capture & Sequestration,  


    Trump's EPA Renewable Fuel Standard Expected (Reg & Leg)
    RFS
    Date: 2017-06-16
    Reuters is reporting that the U.S. EPA is expected to announce its Renewable Fuel Standard -- renewable fuel use requirements for 2018 within days. Biofuels traders and industry players are reportedly expecting the EPA to to hold its proposed requirements for conventional corn-ethanol biofuel to remain virtually unchanged 15 billion gallons, the maximum under the RFS. (Source: Reuters, Various Media, 15 June, 2017)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS,  


    GBCSA Touts 250 Green Building Certifications (Int'l. Report)
    Green Building Council South Africa
    Date: 2017-06-14
    In Cape Town, the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) reports the issuance of 250 green building "Green Star" certifications in Africa.

    The 250 certified properties, which collectively cover close to 3.8-million square metres, are expected to save approximately 450-million kilograms of CO2 and 380-million kWh of energy per year. (Source: GBCSA, Creamer, 12 June, 2017) Contact: GBCSA, Dorah Modise, CEO, +27 86 104 2272, www.gbcsa.org.za

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Green Building,  Green Building Council South Africa ,  


    "We Are Still In" on Paris Climate Agreement Declaration Represents 120 Million Americans and $6.2Tn U.S. Economy (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    Paris Climate Agreement
    Date: 2017-06-14
    A grand total of 1,219 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S. or with significant operations in the U.S., representing the broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action, today declared their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions.

    Together, these leaders are sending a strong signal to the international community and the 194 other parties to the Paris Agreement about the continued commitment of the U.S. to ambitious action on climate change absent leadership at the federal level. In the aggregate, the signatories are delivering concrete emissions reductions that will help meet America's emissions pledge under the Paris Agreement.

    Signatories include leaders from 125 cities, 9 states, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities. Participating cities and states represent 120 million Americans and contribute $6.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, and include Oregon and cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Houston as well as smaller cities like Pittsburgh and Dubuque. A mixture of private universities, state schools and community colleges have added their institutions to the statement. In total the businesses and investors account for a total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include over 20 Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Nike, in addition to hundreds of small businesses, have also signed the statement.

    The statement calls "The Trump administration's announcement [one that] undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change [and a move which is] out of step with what is happening in the United States." The signers all understand that the Paris Agreement is a blueprint for job creation, stability and global prosperity and that accelerating the United States' clean energy transition is an opportunity -- not a liability -- to create jobs, spur innovation, promote trade and ensure American competitiveness. By declaring that "we are still in," the signatories are putting the best interests of their constituents, customers, students and communities first while assuring the rest of the world that American leadership on climate change extends well beyond the federal government.

    In addition to this statement, since Trump's announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, 211 Climate Mayors have adopted the Paris Agreement goals for their cities, 13 Governors have formed the bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance, and 17 governors have released individual statements standing by Paris. Today's statement embraces this rapidly growing movement of sub-national and civil society leaders, by announcing that not only are these leaders stepping forward, they are stepping forward together. (Source: We Are Still In, June, 2017) Contact: We Are Still In, www.WeAreStillIn.com

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    GE Energy Financial Touts Renewables Investments (Ind. Report)
    GE Energy Financial Services
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Stamford, Conn.-based GE Energy Financial Services (GEEFS) reported late last month that its cumulative investments in wind, solar and hydroelectric have surpassed $15 billion since 2006. GEEFS says the scope of its investment shows the increasing economic viability of fossil fuel alternatives and its ability to withstand President Donald Trump's decision last week to pull the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris climate accord.

    GEEFS presently invests about $2 billion to $3 billion each year -- $1 billion to $1.5 billion of which goes to renewable energy projects in 17 countries, including Mexico, Canada, India, Japan and France. Wind energy accounts for 75 pct of the total, 18 pct goes to solar and 7 pct for renewable technologies. Recent wind investments include the first U.S. offshore wind farm, located a few miles from Block Island, R.I., and the Merkur wind farm in the North Sea off the coast of Germany. GEEFS invests primarily in projects that use GE equipment. (Source: GE Energy Financial Services , Stamford Advocate, 11 June, 2017) Contact: GE Energy Financial Services, Kevin Walsh, Managing Director Renewable Energy, http://geenergyfinancialservices.com

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    Inn2POWER Offshore Wind Energy Initiative Launched (Ind. Report)
    Inn2POWER
    Date: 2017-06-14
    The EU is touting the launch of its Inn2POWER -- Innovation to Push Offshore Wind Energy Regions Initiative comprised of eleven partners from the five leading offshore wind clusters in the North Sea Region. It is the first project in which regional clusters from Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Germany will work together to link small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across borders to foster their involvement in innovative business collaboration.

    The goal is to expand innovation capacity, improve access to the offshore wind industry and provide targeted support to help SMEs develop transnational business connections and collaborative innovation.

    The four-year project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Interreg North Sea Region Programme. (Source: Inn2POWER, PR, Offshore Wind, 12 June, 2017 Contact: Inn2Power, European Regional Development Fund, ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/funding/erdf

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    Vestas Offers Massive 9.5-MW Offshore Wind Turbine (Int'l)
    MHI Vestas
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Danish wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas is reporting the June 6th launch of its new V164¬9.5 MW offshore wind turbine with 80 meter blades weighing 35 tonnes each.

    According to Vestas, a single V164¬9.5 MW can generate sufficient energy for 8,300 uk homes. The V164¬9.5 MW Nacelle measures 20 meters long, 8m wide and 8m high, and has a swept area larger than the London Eye. (Source: MHI Vestas, 12 June, 2017) Contact: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Jens Tommerup, CEO, +45 88 44 89 00, www.mhivestasoffshore.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine,  MHI Vestas ,  Offshore Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


    White House Confirms Receipt of EPA Clean Power Plan Rollback Rulemaking Document (Reg & Leg)
    Clean Power Plan
    Date: 2017-06-14
    The White House Office of Management and Budget is reporting receipt of the U.S. EPA's proposed rulemaking for rescinding the Obama administration implemented Clean Power Plan. The Plan calls for states to reduce electric power generation carbon emissions 32 pct below 2005 levels by 2030. It was central to U.S. international climate commitments to slash emissions 26 pct by 2025.

    The rulemaking to rescind the Clean Power Plan focuses on the Trump administration's often repeated contention that it is "illegal" and "too expensive for the Umited States." Environmental groups and advocates are fighting the move and the EPA still doesn't know whether the agency will try to replace the rule with less stringent standards which could also mean conceding that the agency will have to regulate greenhouse gases eventually.

    The text of the rulemaking document is not yet available. (Source: White House Office of Management and Budget, June, 2017) Contact: White House Office of Management and Budget, www.whitehouse.gov/omb

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    Floating Compressed Air Energy Storage System Being Developed in Malta (New Prod & Tech)
    University of Malta
    Date: 2017-06-14
    The University of Malta Department of Mechanical Engineering reports it is developing a compressed air energy storage technology integrated into a floating platform that can support a number of offshore systems, including wind turbines.

    The Floating Liquid-piston Accumulator using Seawater under Compression (FLASC) uses a double-chamber compressed air system for large-scale energy storage in the offshore environment. The dual chamber concept eliminates wide pressure and temperature fluctuations.

    The FLASC concept developers -- Dr. Daniel Buhagiar during his Ph.D. research under the supervision of Prof. Ing. Tonio Sant -- are planning to construct a small-scale prototype for deployment later this year. Development of the prototype is being carried out in partnership with Medserv plc., with support from the Institute for Sustainable Energy of the University of Malta. FLASC is being financed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) through the FUSION Technology Development Programme. (Source: University of Malta, PR, offshoreWIND.biz, June, 2017) Contact: University of Malta, Mechanial Engineering, Dr. Daniel Buhagiar, +356 2340 2340, www.um.edu.mt

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Compressed Air Energy Storage,  Energy Storage,  


    ElectraTherm Generates Biomass Power in Maryland (Ind. Report)
    ElectraTherm
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Reno, Nevada-based ElectraTherm is reporting the shipment of a Power-plus Generator 4400 to Maryland, where it will use a combination of waste chicken litter biomass and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) technology to generate clean energy.

    ElectraTherm utilizes Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and proprietary technologies to generate power from low temperature heat ranging from 77-122 degrees C. ElectraTherm offers 3 sizes of Power+ Generator: the 4200 generates up to 35kWe; the 4400 generates up to 65kWe; and the 6500 is the largest size model generating up to 110kWe. Power+ Generators utilize waste heat on applications such as internal combustion engines, biomass, flare gas methane and other fluids. (Source: ElectraTherm, PR, 12 June., 2016) Contact: ElectraTherm, (775) 398-4680, (877)883-7101, info@electratherm.com, www.electratherm.com

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    ASID HQ Scores Both LEED and WELL Platinum (Ind. Report)
    American Society of Interior Designers
    Date: 2017-06-14
    The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) reports that its headquarters office is the first space in the world to receive both International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) Platinum certification and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Platinum Certification for its 8,500 square-foot office in Washington, D.C.

    Administered by IWBI, the WELL Building Standard is an evidence and performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features that impact human health and wellness in the built environment. (Source: American Society of Interior Designers, PR. 12 June, 2017) Contact: International WELL Building Institute, Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO, Callie Stanton, (646) 654-3438, cstanton@nikecomm.com, www.wellcertified.com; ASID, www.asid.org; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC,  LEED Certification,  Energy Efficiency,  WELL Building Standard,  


    Energy Storage Systems Installation Manual Available (Ind. Report)
    National Electrical Contractors Association
    Date: 2017-06-14
    In Bethesda, Maryland, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is reporting the release and availability of NECA 416 -- 2016, Recommended Practice for Installing Energy Storage Systems (ESS) , the latest addition to the ANSI-approved National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) series.

    NECA 416 describes methods and procedures for installing multiple types of energy storage systems and provides information about controlling and managing energy storage systems, commissioning and maintaining energy storage systems. This new standard focuses on battery systems, flywheels, ultra-capacitors, and electric vehicle (EV) smart charger vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies that are used for storing electrical energy in premises wiring systems.

    NECA 416 details are HERE. (Source: National Electrical Contractors Association, June, 2017) Contact: National Electrical Contractors Association, (501) 657-3110, www.necanet.org

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    Rayeman Elements , Saola Energy Partner on Enzymatic Biodiesel Platform (Ind. Report)
    Rayeman Elements , Saola Energy
    Date: 2017-06-14
    Berthoud, Colorado-headquartered Rayeman Elements, Inc. is reporting the launch of a Biofuels Division to provide patented and proven technology for the production of biodiesel co-located with ethanol plants., Saola Energy, LLC will provide engineering and design work for the biodiesel technology that will utilize a proven enzymatic biodiesel process.

    The state-of-the-art offering will include standard methanol recovery and distillation units with 2 million gpy production capacity. Custom size designs will be available per customer requests. (Source: Rayeman Elements, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Rayeman Elements Inc., (970) 344-4776, info@rayemanelements.com, www.rayemanelements.com; Saola Energy, LLC, Adam Belyamani, COO, (316) 413-3345, www.saolaenergyllc.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  


    From Thousands to Billions -- Coordinated Action towards 100 pct Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050 -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)
    World Green Building Council
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The World Green Building Council (WGBC) has warned that every building on the planet must achieve net-zero carbon by 2050 to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius, the limit enshrined in the Paris Agreement.

    The building sector -- responsible for 30 pct of global emissions, roughly equivalent to that of China -- has a tough challenge ahead to meet the Paris Agreement targets, according to the WGBC. Presently, there are only 500 net-zero commercial buildings and 2,000 net-zero homes around the globe.

    The report lays out specific actions that the private sector, governments and NGOs can take to ensure all new buildings operate at net-zero carbon by 2030 and that all existing buildings are renovated to operate at net-zero carbon by 2050.

    The full report can be accessed HERE. (Source: World Green Building Council, 7 June, 2017) Contact: World Green Building Council, Terri Willis, CEO, www.worldgbc.org

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    Lakeland Fla. Hospital Earns LEED Gold Certification (Ind. Report)
    Lakeland Regional Health,
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In the Sunshine State, Lakeland Regional Health Campus has earned US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Gold certification. reduced total building energy consumption of 39 pct over the calculated baseline building;

  • recycled 76 pct of construction waste;

  • 28 percent of building materials were manufactured using recycled materials;

  • one-third of all building materials were locally sourced or manufactured;

  • all adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, flooring, and composite wood meet the LEED standard for low-emitting materials;

  • provided preferred parking spaces for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles and encourages ride-sharing;

  • reduced potable water use 34 pct and reduction of potable water use for irrigation by 68 pct. (Source: USGBC, Lakeland Regional Health, Lakeland Ledger, 6 June, 2017) Contact: USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org

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  • Edmonton program may be first in Canada helping buildings go green

    Date: 2017-06-12
    The program will also help business owners take advantage of provincial government incentives to upgrade heating, cooling and lighting. Edmonton is believed to be the first city in Canada to lead a voluntary program aimed at helping large buildings reduce their energy use. It will provide owners with data about their building's energy performance. It will also help them take advantage of provincial government incentives to upgrade heating, cooling and lighting. Percy Woods of BOMA Edmonton gives an example of a building privately owned, but leased to the government, that has undergone constant renovations and upgrades, so savings have naturally occurred. "People don't realize that buildings contribute 39 per cent of Edmonton's (greenhouse gas) emissions and 42 per cent of our energy consumption," Dockman said in a release Monday. She said the program will help the city's building owners prepare for coming federal energy and climate change regulations. (Source: Canadian Press, Metro, 5 June, 2017) Lisa Dockman, senior manager of the city's energy transition strategy

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    City of Columbia, Infinity Renewables Ink Wind Energy Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Columbia Missouri,Iron Star Wind Project, Infinity Renewables
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In the Show Me State, the city of Columbia City Council reports it has inked a wind PPA with Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission to purchase up to 35 MW of wind energy at an initial cost of about $21 per megawatt-hour, beginning in 2021. The estimated total cost of the project in the first year is $3 million. The price is expected to rise 2 pct every year. The length of the contract was not disclosed.

    Santa Barbara, California-based Infinity Renewables' Iron Star Wind Project, LLC, will generate the wind power and use the Grain Belt Express Clean Line to transmit the energy from western Kansas, where wind power can be produced at one of the lowest costs in the country, according to the memo.

    According to a city renewable energy report, about 6.7 pct of the city's energy sources for 2016 were renewable, with 3.4 pct from wind, 3.1 pct from landfill gas and 0.13 pct from solar. The city is on track to meet the 15 pct requirement by next year, according to the report. (Source: City of Columbia, Missourian, 6 June, 2017) Contact: City of Columbia, City Council, (573) 874-7222, www.como.gov; Infinity Renewables, (805) 569-6180, www.infinityrenewables.com

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    Co-op Switzerland on Track for CO2 Neutrality by 2023 (Int'l)
    Co-op Switzerland
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In Zurich, Swiss retail giant Co-op Switzerland reports it will use a combination of green energy sourcing, carbon offsetting schemes and cutting its energy consumption to meet its goal of 100 pct carbon neutrality in all of its 2, 476 stores as well as manufacturing plants and transportation fleets by 2023.

    Since making its carbon pledge in 2008, Switzerland's second largest retailer has reduced its annual CO2 emissions by 24.8 pct. The company now plans to reduce its total annual energy consumption by 20 pct and increase its electric power from renewable to 80 pct by 2023. The retailer expects these measures will result in a 50 pct cut in absolute annual CO2 emissions, compared with 2008 levels. The remaining CO2 emissions will be offset from 2023 on. (Source: Co-op Switzerland, Co-op News, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Co-op Switzerland, www.coop.ch/en/about-us/company.html

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  Carbon Neutral,  


    Growing Opposition to Trump's Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    American Institute of Architects
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today reaffirmed its commitment to climate change mitigation and announced it was opposing the administration's decision to withdraw the United States as a signatory to the Paris Agreement. That accord, signed in late 2015 within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), commits the international community to fighting harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

    According to AIA President Thomas Vonier: "The United States must remain a leader in the battle to cease harmful and needless practices that damage the planet and its climate, acting out of both environmental concerns and national economic interests. Instead of helping our economy, as the Administration contends, withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will put us behind our major global competitors.

    "The AIA will not retreat from its long-established efforts to conserve energy and to deploy renewable resources in buildings. We will continue to lead in efforts to curb the use of fuels and technologies that needlessly pollute our atmosphere and harm our environment. This makes good sense economically, and it is in the best interests of those we serve: our clients and the public.

    "We will also urge our members throughout the United States and the world to assist cities, states, organizations and citizen groups in meeting the aims of the climate accord." (Source: American Institute of Architects, June, 2017) Contact: American Institute of Architects, www.aia.org

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    EmiratesGBC Launches online Green Building Tooltips (Int'l)
    Emirates Green Building Council
    Date: 2017-06-12
    In the Middle East, the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) reports the launch of a new initiative to encourage energy efficiency and green building best practices.

    The interactive tool cover three different building typologies, showcasing a home, school and office building. The initiative is powered by BASF and Legrand, EmiratesGBC corporate members.

    Access the Green Building Tooltips at www.emiratesgbc.org. (Source: Construction Week, Emirates GBC, PR, 7 June, 2017) Contact: Emirates GBC, www.emiratesgbc.org

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    Nordex Scores Follow-on Acciona Energia Wind Order (Int'l)
    Nordex,Acciona Energia
    Date: 2017-06-12
    The Nordex Group is reporting receipt of a contract for 22 AW125/3000 turbines from Acciona Energia. The order follows a previous order for 22 AW125/3000 turbines for the first phase of the Mount Gellibrand wind farm about 100 kilometers west of Melbourne, Australia. The order includes a 2-year service contract.

    The 132-MW wind farm is slated to come online in July, 2018. The Nordex Group currently has an installed capacity of around 240 MW in the Land Down Under. (Source: Nordex, NA Windpower, Others, 8 June, 2017) Contact: Acciona, +34 91 657 64 60, www.acciona-greenenergy.com; Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 381 6663 3300, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex-online.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Acciona Energia,  Nordex,  Wind,  


    LM Tests Blade for Hitachi 5.2MW Turbine (Int'l Report)
    LM Wind Power
    Date: 2017-06-12
    LM Wind Power is reporting the installation and testing of a 66.5 meter offshore wind turbine blade for Hitachi at the Kashima Port Fukashiba Wind Power Station in east Japan. The new LM Wind Power blades will enable Hitachi to offer their 5.2MW wind turbine for low-wind site installations. (Source: LM Wind Power, Windtech, 8 June, 2017)Contact: LM Wind Power, Alexis Crama, V.P. Offshore, Marc de Jong, CEO, +45 79 84 00 00, info@lmwindpower.com, www.lmwindpower.com; Hitachi Wind www.hitachi.com/products/power/wind-turbine

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