Under the contract, ICF will deliver KCP&L's portfolio of residential energy efficiency programs to help customers cut energy consumption and save on energy costs. ICF will supply overall program administration, retailer and trade ally recruitment, residential and multifamily building energy audits, data tracking, creative marketing services and incentive processing. (Source: ICF International, PR,KCP&L, Various Media, 26 July, 2016)
Contact: ICF International,
Steve Anderson, (703) 934-3847, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.icfi.com; www.icfi.com/markets/energy/campaigns/energy-programs; Kansas City Power and Light, www.kcpl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ICF International, Kansas City Power and Light, Energy Efficiency,
The baseline data used to develop the report comes from the Emissions Database of the FAO's Statistics Division (FAOSTAT. The FAOSTAT data indicate that in 2014 agricultural greenhouse gas emissionshit a record high record high CO2 equivalent of 5.25 billion tons.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the CGIAR network, and international universities contributed to the report. The report noted that Brazil and Indonesia generated almost 50 pct of the total loss of land from tropical deforestation between 2000 and 2012, and that developed countries indirectly spur deforestation through their consumption of meat, palm oil, timber, and soy.
Deforestation from agriculture accounts for 75 pct of global land clearing, and GHGs from global deforestation account for 10 pct of total emissions.
The report, which suggests that changes in land management are not enough to reduce emissions, proposes a three-pronged approach that targets a change in consumer behavior: minimizing yield gaps via sustainable intensification, reducing food waste, and modifying dietary habits.
(Source: UN, FoodTank, 23 July, 2016
Parliament's first carbon-offsetting scheme, in force since September 2011, included only emissions from official staff travel and vehicles, as well as energy use in Parliament buildings.
The new EP scheme encompasses all irreducible direct, semi-direct and indirect carbon emissions, including those from flights between EU member countries of origin and Brussels and Strasbourg.
(Source: EU Reporter, July 26, 2016)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU ETS, Carbon Emissions, European Parliament,
The interactive, web-based instrument allows for estimating the fuel costs and CO2 emissions of individual car journeys on the basis of variables such as car segment, engine power, fuel type and driving style. The Tool uses detailed map data and vehicle simulations to estimate fuel consumption, costs and CO2 emissions for any given car journey.
The turbines, which are designed for IEC-2, medium-wind sites, will be equipped with a 125-meter rotor and installed on an 87.5-meter tubular steel towers. Installation is expected to begin in early 2017.
To date, Nordex has installed a total of 2,380 MW of wind turbines in the U.S. and over 18 GW of wind energy in more than 25 markets. (Source: Nordex, 27 July, 2016) Contact: Nordex, www.nordex-online.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex, Wind,
The partnership will serve both utilities and industrial manufacturers and directly support initiatives to cut carbon emissions, improve grid efficiency and resilience, and improve deployment of renewable energy sources.
Mass energy storage systems deliver additional power during peak demand by storing excess energy generated by renewables during low demand cycles, thus reducing the risks of brown-outs and saving billions of dollars that would be required to expand the grid infrastructure.
(Source: Mesa Technical Assoc., MMD, 26 July, 2016) Contact: Mesa Technical Assoc.,
Adam Alalouf , (215)327-1771,
email@example.com, www.mesa-tec.com; SeaBox,
Andrew Salerno, (856) 303-1101 X 4233, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.seabox.com
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The report finds that Japan and the U.S. will generate approximately 35 pct of energy storage market revenues totaling $50 billion over the next decade.It also finds that one-half of all energy storage installations will occur behind the meter, driven by self-consumption and back-up needs. Eight countries will each have cumulative behind-the-meter storage power exceeding 1 GWh, including Japan, China and the United States, according to the report. The IHS Markit Grid-Connected Energy Storage Forecast Database, includes global grid-connected energy storage forecasts, as well as data and forecasts for key market segments and regions.
For additional information on the Grid-Connected Energy Storage Forecast Database contact Global_Leads@ihs.com
Markit (Source: HIS Markit, PR, 28 July, 2016) Contact: HIS Markit, Lee Graham, (303) 264 9404,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,
To operate the simulator, homeowners enter their address, their roof characteristics and their annual electricity consumption for a calculated estimate of how much they could save by installing a solar array on their roof. The platform comes at an important time for residential PV across Europe, as although there has been a decrease in installations in some key markets, such as Germany, the rise of home battery storage is piquing a renewed interest in residential solar, according to Panasonic.
(Source: Panasonic, Various Media, PV Mag., 28 July, 2016)Contact: Panasonic,www.panasonic.net; "Simulate your Solar System" ,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Panasonic, Solar,
Neste's proprietary NEXBTL technology allows the use of almost any waste fat or vegetable oil in the production of high quality renewable diesel and other renewable products.
The Flow Festival, which will take place between 12 and 14 August in Suvilahti, Helsinki, will be a carbon-neutral event, seeking to minimize emissions through comprehensive environmental work.
(Source: Neste, Various Media, 27 July, 2016) Contact: Neste, Kaisa Hietala, Executive VP of Renewable Products, Virpi Kroger, Marketing & Sales Development, Renewable Products, +358 10 458 4379, email@example.com, www.neste.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste, NEXBTL, Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel,
The new Turkish plant is the company's 14th blade manufacturing facility worldwide. (Source: LM Wind Power, WindTech, Various Media, 20 July, 2016) Contact: LM Windpower, +45 79 84 00 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lmwindpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind Power,
EU member states have signed up to climate change goals that will see them slash their total average greenhouse gas emissions 40 pct by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. Cutting road pollution, which involves reducing emissions from petrol and diesel engines as well as the widespread adoption of electric cars, is central to achieving those goals.
Brussels wants to eradicate emissions from road transport by 2050.
The new targets are subject to European Parliament and individual EU member state approvals.
(Source: FT, European Commission,European Union, Various Sources, 20 July, 2016) Contact: European Commission, http://ec.europa.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News European Commission, CO2, Carbon Dioxide, Transportation Emissions,
The BCA Skylab's unique rotating feature allows it to simulate different building orientations and test technologies under real world conditions, The 360-degree revolving laboratory was developed in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, a similar rotating lab renowned for its building energy efficiency research.
An entire rotation of the 132 square metres Skylab takes 30 minutes. With 200 sensors, across two identical cells for comparison testing, researchers get to experiment with cutting edge green building technologies.
New technology is installed in the test cell, and the reference cell will be a copy of a regular room. The sensors measure and monitor energy variations and indoor temperature, among other conditions. This comparative data will allow researchers to the track the changes and make necessary improvements.
(Source: BCA Skylab, eco-business, July, 2016) Contact: BCA Skylab, John Keung, CEO, www.bca.gov.sg/skylab
More Low-Carbon Energy News BCA Skylab, Energy Efficiency,
The Stephens Ranch, which is projected to avoid approximately 550,000 metric tpy of greenhouse gas emissions,
feeds into the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) transmission infrastructure in Texas. The power is sold into the ERCOT power market and supported by a long-term, fixed-price hedge agreement. (Source: Target, July, 2016) Contact: Starwood Energy Group, Alex Daberko, VP, (203) 422-7700, www.starwoodenergygroup.com;
Target Corporate Office, John Leisen, VP Property Management, (800) 440-0680,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Starwood Energy Group, Wind,
The scheme will link excess wind generated electricity from the grid to newly installed heating systems in approximately 100 homes in the Orkney Islands.
The energy efficient heating devices are linked to a cloud control center which is switched on when the community turbine receives a curtailment signal. The heating devices and the additional electricity used by the devices will be recorded on a meter and a rebate will be paid to the householder from the additional income received by the turbine.
Orkney is home to Scotland's highest fuel poverty levels and the electricity grid has to be curtailed, resulting in the community-owned turbine in Rousay being turned off, according to REWDT project manager
(Source: REWDT, Building Design & Construction, Others, 25 July, 2016)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Community Wind,
The Center for American Progress -- in partnership with an alliance of research institutions from the United States, Mexico, and Canada -- has produced the attached report and recommendations for a coordinated North American climate strategy.
Access the Center for American Progress Proposals for a North American Climate Strategy report
HERE. (Source: Center for American Progress, 22 July, 2016) Contact: Center for American Progress, Gwynne Taraska, Associate Director of Energy Policy, www.americanprogress.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Center for American Progress, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions,
In a joint statement, the minister said: "We urge that any proposal on a global Market-based Measure (MBM) scheme should take into account and accommodate the special needs and circumstances of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in particular the Pacific Island states, where air transport represents the most viable means of international transportation to support its tourism, trade and commerce for its economy," the ministers noted in a joint statement.
"We support the continuation of the leadership of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on environmental issues relating to international civil aviation, including greenhouse gases relating to climate change.
We recognise the work of ICAO in this aspect." (Source: Fiji Times, Various Others, 25 July, 2016)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate CHange, CO2, Carbon Emissions,
In 2015, the state-owned Mexico Petroleum Company reported it would introduce a pilot ethanol-petroleum program that dramatically increased interest in ethanol in Mexico. The Grain Council and United Sorghum Checkoff Program trade missions were focused on developing the emerging Mexican market and promoting sorghum to meet potential Mexican biofuel production opportunities.
(Source: National Association of Farm Broadcasting , AgNet West,, 25 July, 2016) Contact: United Sorghum Checkoff Program, (806) 687-8727, www.sorghumcheckoff.com; Mexico Petroleum Company, William Waggoner, (505) 699-2616 - US Office, email@example.com, www.mexicopetroleumcompany.com; U.S. Grains Council, (202) 789-0789, www.grains.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sorghum, Ethanol, U.S. Grains Council,
SIRE is located on 275 acres in Council Bluffs, Iowa, operating a 125 million gallon per year ethanol plant. The company also produces more than 365,000 tpy of Dried Distillers' Grain (DDGs) and has the ability to produce Wet Distiller Grains (WDGs). It also produces approximately 90,000 ppd of corn oil. The facility will consume over 44.6 million bpy of corn sourced primarily from southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska. SIRE began producing ethanol in February, 2009 and sells its ethanol, distillers grains, corn syrup, and corn oil in the continental United States, Mexico and the Pacific Rim.
(Source: Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC. 22 July, 2016) Contact: Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, (712) 366-0392, www.sireethanol.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy,
A4E believes any future growth in carbon emissions will be offset to reduce the impact of aviation on the environment
and that governments should support initiatives to develop biojet fuels. It also says a more favorable policy framework is necessary and urgent to create a stable market environment for investors and airlines to advance the use of sustainable biofuels by ensuring sufficient supply and competitive prices. The association adds that support should consist of lowering investment risk and providing policy incentives for biofuel use.
A4E also encourages Member States to use bio-waste, in particular for the production of sustainable low carbon fuels for aviation. (Source: A4E, International Airport Review, 22 July, 2016) Contact: A4E, Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director, +32 (0) 2793 0911, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.a4e.eu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Biofuel, Biojet Fuel, Aviation Biofuel ,
According to an EU release, the "new framework is based on the principles of fairness, solidarity, cost-effectiveness and environmental integrity." The target for each member state varies widely.Germany and Luxembourg must cut emissions by 40 pct compared to 2005 levels, while Finland and Denmark must cut emissions by 39 pct. Britain and France are asked to cut emissions by 37 pct while Netherlands and Austria should cut their non-EU ETS emissions by 36 pc pct. Little Romania got off lightly at on 2.5 pct. (Source: EC, Warsaw Bus. Journal, Others, 21 July, 2016)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU ETS, , Carbon Emissions,
DP World London Gateway Port will utilize its existing system to monitor and reduce its carbon emissions. The system provides high quality data and detailed carbon measurement, automated stacking cranes and other hi-tech initiatives including LED lighting for increased efficiency.
( Source: DP World London Gateway Port, Hellenic Shipping News, Port News, July 21, 2016) Contact: Planet First, Steve Malkin, CEO, www.planetfirst.co.uk; DP World London Gateway, Cameron Thorpe, CEO, www.londongateway.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Planet First, Carbon Emissions,
In May, Buddy Platform executed a letter of intent to acquire all the assets of Noveda Technologies for $3 million plus additional milestone payments. Noveda's product -– powered by the Buddy Platform -- enables analytics and intelligence that is used by building owners, managers and service providers to monitor and track energy consumption and savings. Noveda is one of only two providers (and the only U.S. provider) for NYSERDA’s $36 million Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) program which is designed to accelerate the adoption of RTEM installations in existing buildings and facilities across the Empire State by funding 30 pct of the integration and installation costs.
Last week, Buddy Platform achieved its first performance milestone ahead of schedule by successfully marking 20 million discrete connections per day for 3 consecutive weeks.
The traffic is sourced from a wide variety of devices including over 4,600 electrical, solar, water and wind meters in over 80 countries.
(Source: NYSERDA, Proactive Investors, 23 July , 2016)
Contact: NYSERDA, John B. Rhodes, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; Buddy Platform, (206) 745-9077, https://buddy.com/platform; Noveda Technologies Inc., (908) 534-8855, www.noveda.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Noveda Technologies, Energy Management, NYSERDA, Energy Efficiency,
The energy conservation measures to be implemented include a lighting retrofit, building automation system (BAS) upgrades, a micro combined heat and power plant, and various equipment replacements and upgrades. The project also includes a stakeholder education and awareness program . Ecosystem engineers are currently completing the detailed study, and construction is expected to start in early 2017. (Source: Ecosystem , 25 July, 2016) Contact: Ecosystem, Josephine Pham, Marketing, (416) 649-1298 x 5233
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ecosystem, Energy Efficiency,
The new Recommended Practice will build on the experience from the application of the Offshore Standard DNV-OS-J103 Design of Floating Wind Turbine Structures which was published in 2013 and will contain methods and ways to fulfill the requirements set in DNV-OS-J103.
Ramboll, Ideol, EDF, Marin, STX Solutions Europe, Esteyco, Nautilus Floating Solutions, Dr. Techn. Olav Olsen, NREL, Gicon, Glosten, Atkins and Marintek are among the partners contributing to the development of the new Recommended Practice. (Source: DNV GL, WindTech, 19 July, 2016) Contact: DNV GL, +49 40 361 490, www.dnvgl.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL, Floating Wind Turbine, Wind, Offshore Wind,
The next step would be for LPEA to enter into a power purchase agreement with Williford.
(Source: LPEA, Durango Herald, 21 July, 2016) Contact: LPEA, Dan Harms, Manager of Rates, Technology, Energy Policy, (970) 247-5786, www.lpea.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News La Plata Electric Association.Methane, Methane Capture,
SunEdison established the TerraForm yieldco vehicle to own renewable energy assets in emerging markets. Its latest report, provided at the request of bondholders and their advisors, shows a portfolio of 917 MW, including 307 MW of wind in Brazil, 300 MW of wind and solar parks in India, and other renewable energy capacity in South Africa, Thailand, Cina, Uruguay and Malaysia. (Source: TerraForm Global, Various Media, SeeNews, 20 July, 2016) Contact: SunEdison, (314) 770-7325, www.sunedison.com; TerraForm Power, (240) 762-7700, email@example.com, www.terraform.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News TerraForm, SunEdison,
As an example, approximately 90 pct of the requests that companies submitted to deliberately vent or flare gas failed to meet the agency's documentation standards, though most were approved. As a result, the Dept. of Interior may not have the accurate information it needs to ensure it is minimizing waste on these leases.
The BLM is working on a new regulation to reduce methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- emissions and expects to clarify the instruction inconsistencies that the GAO identified.
(Source: U.S. GOA, The Hill, 21 July, 2016) Contact: GOA, (202) 512-3000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gao.gov; ; Bureau of Land Management, www.blm.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, Bureau of Land Management,
"On our current trajectory we will fail to meet this target.We need serious reforms to unlock the full benefits of energy efficiency," said EEC CEO Luke Menzel.
Menzel added that a real effort to improve energy efficiency is essential to limit increases in energy bills and tap into the global economic opportunities that are emerging as countries move towards a carbon zero world.
(Source: Australia Energy Efficiency Council, 19 July, 2016) Contact: Australia Energy Efficiency Council, Luke Menzel, CEO, +61 3 8327 8422, www.eec.org.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The JRF's Building Healthy Communities program works to improve the well-being of low-income residents who live within the City of Perth Amboy and the Central Jersey region. BPU's Comfort Partners, which is administered by PSE&G, offers free energy-saving improvements and energy education to income-eligible families. Services include: comprehensive, personalized energy education and counseling; installation of weather-stripping, HVAC equipment, energy efficient lighting, and other energy efficiency measures such as moisture removal.
The PSE&G grant will enable these two individual programs to combine their offerings and resources in order to enroll homes that may have been beyond the scope of work for either program individually.
(Source: NJBPU, PR, Others, July, 2016) Contact: JRFO, Alexandra Mansonet-Cross, CEO, www.jrfnj.org;
PSE&G, Courtney McCormick, VP, Renewables and Energy Solutions, www.pseg.com;
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, www.state.nj.us/bpu
More Low-Carbon Energy News NJ Board of Public Utilities, Energy Efficiency, PSE&G,
APC provides turnkey building automation systems, lighting controls, metering, fault detection and diagnostics (FDD), and energy services to universities, military facilities, healthcare institutions, and commercial buildings.
EST is a product distributor and technology consultant
specializing in energy efficiency and controls for
electrical and automation systems targeting commercial buildings.
(Source: Albireo Energy, LLC, July, 2016)
Contact: Albireo Energy, Phil Bomrad, CEO, (847) 612-7214, www.AlbireoEnergy.com; Advanced Power Control, www.adv-power.com; Energy Systems Technologies, (302) 368-0669, www.estdistribution.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Albireo Energy, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
Through the Initiative, the Administration will work to ensure that every household has options to choose to go solar and put in place additional measures to promote energy efficiency.
Download the full Clean Energy Savings For All Initiative
HERE. (Source: The White House, PR, 19 July, 2016)
Georgia Power, I Squared Capital, Crowder Construction Company and Nixon Energy are also participating in the development project. (Source: Republic Services, PR, 3BL Media, 21 July, 2016) Contact: Republic Services, Jamey Amick, Area Pres., www.RepublicServices.com, Mas Energy, (904) 835-0556, email@example.com, www.mas-energy.com; Georgia Power, www.georgiapower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Republic Services, Landfill Gas, Metrhane, Mas Energy, Georgia Power,
Together, the two organic rankine cycle (ORC) equipped plants have a combined wood pellet production capacity of 175,000 tpy.
The ORC converts 20 pct of the heat generated by the plant's energy system into electricity and the remaining 80 pct of the heat is used to dry sawdust into pellets. (Source: Canfor, Various Media, 21 July, 2016) Contact: Canfor, Don Kayne, (604) 661-5241, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.canfor.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canfor, Woody Biomass, Wood Pellet,
The finance calculator is designed to help retail professionals understand how to leverage external financing to fund energy or sustainability projects within their portfolios, as well as basic finance metrics for specific projects.
Access the Energy Efficiency Finance Calculator HERE.
(Source: Retail Industry Leaders Association, US DOE, USGBC, July, 2016)
Contact: Retail Industry Leaders Assoc., www.rila.org; Institute for Market Transformation, www.imt.org; US DOE http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/downloads/financial-management-retail-energy-efficiency
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The recommendations are intended to encourage a shift to natural gas-fired power plants as a way to help reduce the country's carbon emissions. France currently chairs the UN climate negotiations COP21 and is looking to introduce measures that will strengthen carbon pricing within the EU. (Source: French Env. Ministry, AFP, Various Media, 11 July, 2016) Contact: French Environment Ministry , Segolene Royal, Minister, http://2016.itf-oecd.org/french-ministry
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, COP21, Carbon Price, Carbon Emissions,
According to Senvion, the 3.2M114 turbines are the largest turbine to be installed in Canada to date.
The wind turbines are designed for North American weather and are fitted with a hot air anti-icing system that allows each turbine to generate the maximum power in winter conditions. The project is expected to be commissioned later this year or early in 2017.
(Source: Senvion, CBTR, 19 July, 2016)Contact: Senvion, Andreas Nauen, CEO, Helmut Herold, CEO-North America, 011 +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com; Innergex Renewable Energy, Michel Letellier, Pres., CEO, (450) 928-2550, www.innergex.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Senvion, Wind, Innergex Renewable Energy,
The company also plans to provide an exit opportunity to existing investor IDFC Ltd, which holds a $100 million stake in the company. Investors Apollo Global Management Llc, Merrill Lynch International (a unit of Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and IDFC together hold about 25 pct in the Indian unit.
The company operates about 920 MW of wind energy capacity and recently won projects for about 500MW of solar energy capacity. In April, the Asian Development Bank approved a loan facility of up to $175 million to help fund the company's new wind and solar projects. (Source: Mytrah Energy India, Livemint, Deal Street Asia, 18 July, 2016) Contact: Mytrah Energy, Ravi Kailas, CEO, +91 40 3376 0100, email@example.com, www.mytrah.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Mytrah Energy,
The 400 acre Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas facility consists of a state-of-the-art cellulosic ethanol biorefinery with an integrated, biomass-to-electric power generation plant and a wastewater treatment plant. The entire facility has been mothballed for the about nine months.
Ocean Park Advisors is a corporate finance advisory firm with experience in mergers and acquisitions in the renewable-fuels industry.
(Source: Abengoa, Kansas.com, Various Other Sources, Wichita Eagle, 18 July, 2016) Contact: Ocean Park Advisors, (310) 670-2093, www.oceanparkadvisors.com; Abengoa, www.abengoa.com; Abengoa Bioenergy, www.abengoabioenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Abengoa, Biomass, Cellulosic,
The meeting is intended to address
the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA)and its member's concerns about the higher grade biodiesel's possible negative effects on engines.
According to the MAA, B10 use may result in fatty-acid methyl esters (FAME) mixing with motor oil, causing the oil to thin and possibly "sludge" the engine.
(Source: Various Sources, Sun Daily News, Biofuel Int'l, 18 July, 2016)Contact: Malaysian Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, www.kppk.gov.my; Malaysian Automotive Association, +60 3 7843 9947, www.maa.org.my
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel, Biodiesel Blend, Malaysia Biodiesel,
The research found that the CO2 released was 8 pct less than the emission factor data by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). According to the researchers, IPCC took peat samples in Sumatra and burned them in a laboratory whereas the new study examined actual burned peat sample from the field. Methane release was also 55 pct less than the IPCC emission factor data.
The research was led by scientists from the Bogor Agricultural University, Palangka Raya University, Central Kalimantan and Kapuas administrations, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, and the South Dakota State University and Montana University following the massive 2015 peat fires on the island of Sumatra. (Source: Bogor Agricultural University, SciDevNet, 15 July, 2016) Contact: Bogor Agricultural University, +62 251 862 2642, Bambang Hero Saharjo, Report Co-Author, Lead Researcher, ipb.ac.id/english
More Low-Carbon Energy News Peat Fire, GHG Emissions, CO2,
According to the Energy Information Administration, ISO-NE's carbon intensity was 1,037 pounds of CO2/MWh in 2015, which is projected to drop to 986 lbs/MWh by 2030, well within the CPP targets of 1,305 lbs/MWh for existing fossil fuel-fired electric steam generating units and 771 lbs/MWh for existing natural gas combined cycle units.
(Source: Various Sources, RGGI, ISO-NE, 15 July, 2016) Contact: ISO-NE,
Patricio Silva, Senior System Planning Analyst, (413) 540-4220, www.iso-ne.com; RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI, Clean Power Plan, ISO-NE, Carbon Emissions,
The Ameresco program's energy efficiency measures include energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling-equipment upgrades, and the replacement of windows and improving insulation at 28 city schools and 19 other municipal buildings. The program includes a solar installation that alone was projected to save between $1.5 million and $2.5 million a year.
The energy efficiency improvements were completed between 2010 and 2012.
(Source: Ameresco, City of Lowell, Lowell Sun, 15 July, 2016)
Contact: City of Lowell, Katherine Moses, Energy Manager, (978) 674-4000, www.lowellma.gov; Ameresco, CarolAnn Hibbard, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco, Energy Efficiency,
The funding will facilitate the creation of sensors and energy modeling tools, systems to reduce refrigerant leaks and update heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, as well as a gas-powered heat pump that can work in colder climates. The funded projects will also aid entry into the renewable energy market and work to identify air leaks, cut energy losses in buildings and transmit sunlight to building interiors to cut electric power consumption.
The funded projects will also help the department meet its goal of cutting U.S. buildings energy consumption by 30 pct by 2030.
The 18 projects are facilitated by the following entities:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (three projects), Carnegie Mellon University, PARC, University of Calif. Berkeley, Clemson University,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (four projects),
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Optimized Thermal Systems, Columbia University, Iowa State University, Ingersoll Rand, University of Miami and Glint Photonics. (Source: US DOE, Executive Gov, 18 July, 2016)Contact: US, DOE, (202) 586-5000, http://energy.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Energy Conservation,
Since January 2015, the project operated a pilot plant under a cooperative agreement the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Based on the successful completion, BASF and Linde will begin larger-scale testing and explore commercial opportunities.
The technology used during the pilot project integrates BASF's advanced aqueous amine-based solvent and process technology, marketed by BASF under the OASE® Blue Brand, with novel CO2-capture process and engineering innovations developed by Linde.
The pilot project captured more than 90 pct CO2 from the flue gas while the purity of the CO2 was greater than 99.9 pct. The design capacity of the operation was up to 1.5 Megawatt-electric (MWe) and required less than 2.8 gigajoules of regeneration steam per metric ton of CO2.
The NCCC includes a post-combustion carbon capture facility that allows testing and integration of advanced technologies using actual coal-derived flue gas from an 880-MW pulverized coal unit at Alabama Power's Plant in Gaston. (Source: Linde, BASF, PR, 22 July, 2016) Contact: BASF, www.basf.com; National Carbon Capture Center, www.nationalcarboncapturecenter.com; Linde Group, Dr. Andreas Opfermann, Head of Clean Energy and Innovation Management, (800) 232-4726 -North Am. Office, www.linde.com; NETL, www.netl.doe.gov
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The finding pertains to a ECJ case brought by Lufthansa-owned Swiss International Air Lines claiming it is being unfairly and unequally treated by the current EU Emission Trading System (ETS). Swiss International is seeking to recover millions of euros worth of permits it claims it was not legally required to pay.
Switzerland is not a member of EU ETS which imposes a carbon tax on flights
within the EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The EU ETS requires industries to purchase permits to pollute. In response the EU suspended its plans and the ICAO took on the task of devising a carbon tax system for global aviation. The new system is slated to be released later this year.
(Source: Various Sources, AirWise, 19 July, 2016)
More Low-Carbon Energy News EU ETS, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Credits,
" In the tax swap simulations, we subtract the burden of other taxes that the carbon tax revenue could displace, such as the corporate and personal income taxes, and compute the net effect on households. We analyze revenue-neutral tax shifts under three assumptions about how those other taxes lower households' capital and labor income: all borne by labor, all borne by capital, and a 50/50 split. Although all of the tax swaps lower the overall burden of the carbon tax (as a share of household income) on the poorest two deciles, tax swaps also exacerbate the regressivity of the carbon tax on the high end. This means that the benefit to the highest income households of the reduction in other taxes is greater than their share of the burden of the carbon tax." (Source: Brooking Institution, Tax Policy Center)
Contact: Tax Policy Center, Adele C. Morris, Tax www.taxpolicycenter.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax,