According to the report,
interest in energy efficiency has also led to growth in bonds raised by companies such as Schneider Electric which issued €200 million in green bonds last month. The report also claims
renewable energy projects have "reached a maturity level in the past 15 years", enabling investors to make "timely and full repayments on debt."
The report adds that energy efficiency projects like those in the building sector are less established and cause investors to question credit risk and repayment issues.
(Source: International Energy Agency, Various Sources, EnergyLive News, Nov. 20, 2015) Contact: IEA, www.iea.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Building Energy Efficiency, International Energy Agency ,
In 2014, Carnival met its goal to reduce the intensity of CO2 emissions by 20 pct -- one year ahead of schedule. This year, the company aims to develop and deploy operating exhaust gas cleaning systems and increasing cold ironing capacity to further reduce the intensity of its CO2e emissions. To that end, Carnival has invested $400 million in exhaust gas cleaning systems that reduce sulfur compounds and particulate matter from ship engine exhausts.
(Source: Carnival Corporation, PR, 16 Nov., 2015) Contact: Carnival, John Haeflinger, vice president, maritime policy and analysis www.canival.com; CDP, www.cdp.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emission, Maritime Emissions, CDP,
A recently completed greenhouse gas inventory found that the school
emits about 35,000 metric tpy of carbon dioxide, approximately 60 pct of which comes from building energy consumption and the balance from from transportation.
(Source: Millersville University, Lancaster OnLine, 18 Nov., 2015) Contact: Millersville University, John Anderson, Pres., Chris Steuer, Sustainability Mgr., (717) 871-4636, http://www.millersville.edu; Second Nature, (617) 722-0036, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://secondnature.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Neutral, Climate Change,
Ninety percent of Harvard's greenhouse gas emissions are associated with heating and cooling at more than 700 buildings across its campus. In total, Harvard's LEED projects are estimated to save more than $4.7 million in utility costs and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 11,000 metric tpy.
These improvements are allowing Harvard to reach its 2008 climate change and carbon emissions goal of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions -- including growth -- by 30 pct by 2016.
(Source: Harvard Gazette, 17 Nov., 2915) Contact: USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification, Harvard, Energfy Efficiency, Carbon Emissions,
More Low-Carbon Energy News USGBC, LEED Certification, Harvard, Energfy Efficiency, Carbon Emissions,
Propel's Diesel HPR is a low-carbon fuel that meets the ASTM D-976 petroleum diesel specifications for use in diesel engines while offering drivers better performance and lower emissions. Performance features include a 75 cetane rating, 40 pct higher than regular diesel. Diesel HPR provides cleaner and more efficient combustion for more power and a smoother ride at a cost similar to or lower than petroleum diesel.
California Air Resources Board (CARB) studies show that renewable diesel can reach up to 70 pct greenhouse gas reduction compared to petroleum diesel. Diesel HPR improves local air quality due to the reduction of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate (PM 2.5) emissions.
Propel has also developed CleanDrive®, the nation's first integrated carbon emission reduction tracking platform.
(Source: Propel Fuels, PR, 17 Nov., 2015) Contact: Propel Fuels, Rob Elam, co-founder and CEO, (650) 241-7800, www.propelfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Propel Fuels, Renewable Diesel,
Renmatix's technological platform, the Plantrose® Process, uses water-based chemistry instead of enzymes, solvents, or acids to provide a cleaner, faster, and lower-cost method for deconstructing many non-food plants into economical Plantro® cellulosic sugars and novel Omno™ polymers. (Source: Renmatix, Others, Nov. 18, 2015)
Contact: Renmatix, Mike Hamilton, CEO, (484) 751-4000, www.renmatix.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cellulosic, Renmatix, Biochemical, Bioproducts,
The two-year-pilot project is intended to create a backup for the city's electricity grid big enough to power approximately 350 homes.
(Source: Toronto Hydro, CTV, 18 Nov., 2015) Contact: Toronto Hydro, Anthony Haines, CEO, (416) 542-8000, www.torontohydro.com; Hydrostor, Curtis Vanwallegham, CEO, (416) 548-7880, email@example.com, http://www.hydrostor.ca
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At the launch of this year's report, the number of operational projects stands at 15, with another seven projects in various stages of construction and due to come online over the next 18 months.
In a similar report, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report, released in November 2014, highlights the importance of CCS as a vital climate mitigation technology. Without CCS, the cost to avoid a global warming of more than 2 degrees Celsius would likely increase by 138 pct -- more than double.
Global Status of CCS 2015 report HERE. (Source: Global CCS Institute, Nov., 2015) Contact:
Global CCS Institute, Brad Page, CEO, Grant Smith,
+61 421 559 610, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.globalccsinstitute.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, CO2, Carbon Emissions Global Warming,
The collaboration includes commercial agreements, joint research programmes and initiatives to share technical, scientific, and financial and policy expertise. The package is intended to encourage related R&D and the development and deployment of clean technology, renewables, gas and nuclear.
The two countries also agreed on the need for an ambitious and comprehensive global agreement to tackle climate change at next month's COP21 meeting in Paris, and that the agreement should signal to investors and innovators the long term commitment of governments to clean and more sustainable economies.
(Source: UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), 12 Nov., 2015) Contact: DECC, Hon. Amber Rudd , Minister, www.decc.gov.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, DECC,
The CEC notes that previous legislation requires the adoption of lighting energy consumption by 50 pct for residential and 25 pct for businesses from 2007 levels by 2018. If approved, the proposed standards for LEDs would take effect in a two-tiered process, with effective dates of Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 1, 2019.
The agency notes that
all manufacturers presently produce bulbs that meet the proposed standards.
(Source: Calif. Energy Commission, Sacramento Bee, Nov. 16, 2015) Contact: California Energy Commission, Andrew McAllister, Energy Efficiency Lead, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov
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Although the methane gas will initially meet only about 2 pct of the plant's power requirements power production will increase as the landfill matures and produces more gas.
The project is expected to deliver a modest cost saving and environmental benefits.
(Source: Toyota, WFPL News, 16 Nov., 2015) Contact: Toyota Georgetown Kentucky, Chris Adkins, Energy Management Specialist, (502) 868-2000, http://www.toyotageorgetown.com
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REDEEM , which is also known as biomethane, is derived from biogenic methane which is processed, purified, and sent into the interstate natural gas pipeline. REDEEM biomethane vehicle fuel is procured from over 15 biomethane production facilities, including two owned and operated by Clean Energy. (Source: Ryder, HDT Trucking Info, 16 Nov., 2015) Contact: Ryder Systems, www.ryder.com; Energy Fuels Corp., (949) 437-1000, www.cleanenergyfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG, CNG, Biomethane, Alternative Fuel,
According to a company statement, several interested parties have been identified and public meetings are being organized. The company anticipates a project completion and commissioning date sometime in 2025. (Source: Trident Winds, K5 News, 16 Nov., 2015) Contact: Trident Winds LLC, Alla Weinstein, email@example.com, http://tridentwinds.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Trident Winds, Offshore Wind,
The AC6000 features a custom lithium-ion battery pack and power electronics designed to provide up 6 kW of power to rack-mounted equipment for up to six minutes.
Testing performed at 25 degree C reached over 1,100 cycles before falling below the 70 pct runtime capacity at which UPS' are typically replaced. The AC6000 survived 600 cycles under the same load at 40 degrees C, a 220 pct improvement over lead acid performance.
The AC6000 is currently offered for sale directly through Methode Electronics and select distribution partners.
(Source: Methode , PR, 17 Nov., 2015) Contact: Methode Active Energy Solutions, http://methode-activeenergy.com, www.methode.com
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LCOS 1.0 studies major energy storage technologies in the context of their various uses, from large-scale, power grid-oriented applications to small-scale, residential applications. It compares the cost-effectiveness of each technology on an "apples to apples" basis within applications, and compares each application to conventional alternatives. The two studies offer a variety of insights, including the following selected highlights: LCOE 9.0
Lazard's Global Power, Energy & Infrastructure Group is active in all traditional and alternative energy industries, including regulated utilities, independent power producers, alternative energy and infrastructure.
Access Lazard's LCOS 1.0 and LCOE 9.0 studies HERE.
(Source: Lazard, 17 Nov., 2015 Contact: Lazard Global Power, Energy & Infrastructure Group, Jonathan Mir, www.lazard.com; Enovation Partners, (312) 953-03555, www.enovationpartners.com
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According to DONG, the Bay State Wind development could have a generatin capacity of as much as 1,000 MW. 1,000 megawatts of generating capacity. (Source: DONG Energy, PR, JD Supra, Others, 12 Nov., 2015)
Contact: Dong Energy, Samuel Leupold, VP for Wind, 011 +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com; RES Americas, Andrew Fowler, (303) 439-4225, www.res-americas.com; BOEM, (202) 208-6474, http://www.boem.gov
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According to Eurostat, energy, transport and increased human intervention in the environment have all been major contributors to climate change.
Compared with 2005, all EU Member States have seen their primary energy consumption in 2013 fall, except Estonia and Poland.
Twenty EU Member States have already reached in 2013 the level required to meet their national 2020 targets, while Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and the United Kingdom registered primary energy consumption still above their Europe 2020 targets.
(Source: European Union Eurostat, MaltaToday, 5 November 2015) Contact: Eurostat, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat
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In 2013, the mobil plant was installed at TAURON's Laziska Power Plant in Poland, where 550 hours of tests were conducted using the solvent monoethanolamine (MEA), a baseline solvent suitable for extended comparisons. During testing, over 90 pct of CO2 was removed from the flue gases and over 19 000 kilograms of CO2 was captured -- approximately 1000 kg per day, depending upon temperature, chemical concentrations and other variable factors.
(Source: Polish Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, European Commission, 5 Nov., 2015) Contact: Polish Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, +48 32 271 00 41, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ichpw.zabrze.pl
Paper Battery's primary product lines includes: PowerResponder™ -- a hybrid supercapacitor that can replace lithium batteries in key applications without significant electronic changes needed. PowerResponder is ideal for high reliability backup power applications like UPS on computing boards, and in consumer, medical and industrial products.
The second product line is PowerWrapper™ which uses ultra-thin supercapacitor technology that changes where and how power management components can be placed, allowing product developers to integrate the form-flexible and conformable PowerWrapper supercapacitor in the interstitial space over components, rather than having to work to fit in more components in limited space. (Source: Paper Battery Company, PR, Nov. 11, 2015)
Contact: Paper Battery Company, Shreefal Mehta, CEO, (508) 720-0990, http://www.paperbatteryco.com
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The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will contribute $1.8 million for solar power generators and energy storage systems. The Green Climate Fund will provide $6.24 million, while Peru's environmental protection fund Profonanpe will invest $1.0 million. (Source: Green Climate Fund, Korea Portal 10 Nov., 2015) Contact: UN Green Climate Fund, +82 32 458 6059, email@example.com, http://www.greenclimate.fund;
Korea International Cooperation Agency, http://www.koica.go.kr/english/main.html
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Argentina has a multi-tiered wholesale pricing system for biodiesel based on the size of production.
Small and medium-sized producers supply around 80 pct of the domestic market, while the larger producers primarily serve the export market. (Source: Argus, Various Others, 12 Nov., 2015)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Argentina Biodiesel, Biodiesel,
The Marketplace Suite also features an advanced analytics dashboard that produces evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) ready data and allows utilities to link leads with marketing initiatives.
A mobile-user ready capability modernizes customer rebate applications online, and the suite itself integrates into utility web portals to give consumers personalized energy insights and product recommendations.
(Source: Opower, 13 Nov., 2015) Contact: Enervee, Matthias Kurwig, CEO, (844) 363-7833, https://enervee.com; Opower, Dan Yates, CEO, (703) 778-4544, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://opower.com
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The report found that the trend in per capita carbon dioxide emissions from 2007 to 2012 was down in Australia, the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Britain, the European Union, South Africa, Italy, France and Mexico. Per capita emissions were , however, still rising in heavily populated China and India, as well as Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Russia, Argentina, Turkey, Brazil and Indonesia.
The report also found that over the past 25 years, G20 carbon dioxide emissions rose by almost 50 pct while per capita emissions gained by about 18 pct, reflecting population growth.(Source: Climate Transparency, G20, Release, EWN, 11 Nov., 2015) Contact: G20, https://g20.org; Climate Transparency +49 30 3438 20666, email@example.com, www.transparency.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News G20, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
MetLife's environmental goals include: carbon neutrality in 2016 and going forward; a 10 pct reduction in energy consumption from a 2012 baseline by 2020; a reduction of location-based greenhouse gas emissions (metric tons of CO2 equivalent) by 10 percent from a 2012 baseline by 2020; and requiring 100 of its top suppliers to publicly disclose their GHG emissions and emission-reduction activities.
According to MetLife, it is the first U.S.-based insurer to adopt carbon neutrality based on an analysis of the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) database of responses from thousands of organizations worldwide.
(Source: MetLife, 10 Nov., 2015) Contact: MetLife, Marty Lippert, Exec. VP Global Technology and Operations, Jon Richler, (212) 578-5370, www.metlife.com, www.metlifeglobalimpact.com; CDP. www.cdp.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News CDP news, Carbon Neutrality news, GHGs news,
Energize NY financing is repaid through an annual charge on the property's tax bill, which automatically transfers to a new owner if the property is sold. Energize NY financing is based on the property's ability to save energy, not on traditional credit measures. All Energize NY financing generates savings to the building owner on day one, with the annual energy savings exceeding the annual cost of the financing.
Energize NY is a mission-driven, local development corporation that works with its member municipalities and building owners across NY State to unlock energy savings in their buildings, saving money, fuel and greenhouse gas emissions. Energize NY drives demand for clean energy upgrades to existing buildings through community-based marketing and outreach, building owner support and by providing affordable and accessible project financing.
Contact: Energize NY, Mark Thielking, Executive Director , (914) 302-7300, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://commercial.energizeny.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energize NY, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
Saudi Arabia is the fourth OPEC member and the 157th country to submit its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) pledge. INDE pledges will form the backbone of a 195-nation COP21 meeting pact which is due to be inked Paris this December.
(Source: AL ARABIYA NEWS, Others, 12 Nov., 2015)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, INDC, COP21,
A single CCS facility -- unit 3 -- has been in place at Boundary Dam since October last year. Plans for the conversion of units 4 and 5 are also in place but have been put on hold in anticipation of
new federal regulations on coal burning power stations that would go into effect in 2019. Additionally, unit 3 is said to have been performing at about 50 pct of its expected capacity due to
mechanical issues. SaskPower has also indicated it would like to see the facility operating at capacity before deciding on expansion.
(Source: SaskPower, Global News, Others. Nov., 2015) Contact: SaskPower, Mike Marsh, CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SaskPower, Boundary Dam, CCS,
The suite features an online "Home Energy Calculator" for residential customers and a "Commercial Energy Calculator" that customer service representatives can use to help business customers. And, because TEP and UES already offer instant rebates for high-efficiency heating and cooling systems and lighting upgrades, the calculators will also direct customers to rebate details whenever their energy-use summaries indicate a potential for savings in these areas.
Savings generated from the new suite of cost-effective online tools will help TEP and UES work toward the goals in Arizona's Energy Efficiency Standard, which calls on utilities to achieve cumulative energy savings of 22 percent by 2020. (Source: TEP, Apogee, Virtual-Strategy, 12 Nov., 2015) Contact: Apogee Interactive, Susan Gilbert, Pres.& CEO, Karen Morris, Media, (678) 684-6801, email@example.com, www.apogee.net: TEP, Dan Hogan, Manager Demand Side Management and New Products, (520) 884-3725, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tep.com; UniSource Energy Services, www.uesaz.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tucson Electric Power, Energy Efficiency ,
Annual budgets for each of the grants are expected to be in the range of $200,000 to $400,000. Projects should not request support for whole genome-scale sequencing, the USDA noted.
Program details and funding applications can be found HERE. (Source: USDA, GenomeWeb, 12 Nov., 2015)
Contact: USDA, science.energy.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Genomics, USDA, Biofuel Feedstock,
Red Rock Biofuels utilizes Fischer-Tropsch technology to convert sustainably harvested biomass residues from forests and sawmills into jet fuel and diesel products. The company is set to begin construction of its first refinery located in Lakeview, Oregon in early 2016. The project is supported by a $70 million grant from the USDA, the US Navy and the DOE. Red Rock offtake agreements in place with Southwest Airlines and FedEx for the fuel that will be produced.
As part of this merger and expansion of the commercial pathways, Joule Unlimited has also restructured its business operations to streamline resources and focus on its two commercial pathways. (Source: Red Rock Biofuels, Joule Unlimited, 12 Nov., 2015) Contact: Joule Unlimited, (781) 533-9100, email@example.com, www.jouleunlimited.com; Red Rock Biofuels, Terry Kulesa, CEO, (970) 223-6766, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.redrockbio.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Joule, Red Rock Biofuels, Jet FUel, Aviation Biofuel ,
If China's data is seen as "unreliable" next month at the COP21 meeting Paris,
it could be difficult for other countries to be confident that China is upholding its commitments to cut emissions.
(Source: COP20 Lima, Newsy, 4 Nov., 2015)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal, Carbon Emissions, COP21,
If the report is correct, it will be the first time in 20 years that the coal sector's carbon emissions have dropped below 2 billion metric tons.
(Source: Sierra Club, Various Sources, Huff Post, 4 Nov., 2015)Contact: Sierra Club, www.sierraclub.org
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Green Charge's intelligent energy storage solution enables customers to manage demand and lower energy bills, and helps utilities and grid operators manage their networks. In 2013 Green Charge announced the industry's first no-cost, shared savings offering -- the Power Efficiency Agreement -- where the equipment, installation, warranty, ongoing operations and maintenance are owned and operated by Green Charge, and the energy savings from the system are shared between the host site customer and Green Charge.
Green Charge has 31 Megawatt hours in contracts and customers include 7-Eleven, Walgreens, Kohls, Safeway, UPS, and more. Green Charge has an ecosystem of industry partners including SunEdison (solar), ChargePoint (EV charging) and Nissan (second life batteries) allowing customers to optimize their assets.
(Source: Green Charge Networks, 9 Nov., 2015)Contact:
Green Charge Networks, Vic Shao, CEO,
Anne Smith, (408) 313-8089, asmith@GreenCharge.net, www.greencharge.net
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According to the study, the worldwide warming effect of greenhouse gases increased 36 pct between 1990 and 2014, something the group blamed on the increase in CO2, methane and nitrous oxide emissions from human activity.
(Source: World Meteorological Organization, Nov., 2015) Contact: WNO, www.wmo.int
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Meteorological Organization, GHG, Greenhouse Gas, Carbon Emissions,
Lekela Power was established earlier this year as a $1.9 billion joint venture between developer Mainstream Renewable Power and the international investment firm Actis. Mainstream holds 40 pct in the Lekela JV while 60 pct is held by Actis.
The new wind energy project will be set up in the Gulf of Suez region. Lekela Power will develop, own, and operate the project, which is expected to require a total investment of $350 million. The company will also set up a 50 MW wind energy projects in Aswan, and an additional 50 MW solar power project. (Source: Lekela Power, Mainstream Renewable Power, Others, 9 Nov., 2015) Contact: Mainstream Renewable Power, Barry Lynch, Managing Director Onshore Procurement, Construction and Operations, Info-US@mainstreamrp.com, www.mainstreamrp.com;
Actis, Michael Till, CEO, +44 20 7234 5000 - London Office, email@example.com, www.actis.is Lekela Power, www.lekela.com
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HEFA fuels are hydrocarbons rather than alcohols or esters. Hydrocarbons from nonpetroleum sources are known as drop-in fuels because they are nearly identical to comparable petroleum-based fuels. During the refining process, the oxygen present in the alcohols and esters is removed, leaving only hydrocarbons. HEFA fuels are the most common drop-in biofuels; they can be used in diesel engines without the need for blending with petroleum diesel fuel. Currently, HEFA fuels are approved by American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) International for use in jet engines at up to a 50% blend rate with petroleum jet fuel.
HEFA fuels are produced by reacting vegetable oil or animal fat with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. The equipment and process are similar to the hydrotreaters used to reduce diesel sulfur levels in petroleum refineries. There are currently 10 plants worldwide that produce renewable diesel, one of which is ENI's former petroleum refinery in Venice, Italy. Total is planning to convert its La Mede, France, refinery to HVO production, and there are four other renewable diesel projects also underway. Finnish Neste is the world's largest producer of renewable diesel. Other major producers are Italy's ENI, U.S.-based Diamond Green Diesel, and Swedish refiner Preem.
Beyond diesel, another outlet for HEFA fuels using similar technology is biojet fuel, which can currently be blended with petroleum jet fuel in proportions up to 50%. (Source: US Energy Information Agency, Nov., 2015) Contact: EIA, www.eia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News HEFA Biofuel, Biofuel, Aviation Biofuel. US EIA,
The company presently operates two concrete tower production plants in Brazil with a third plant slated for opeing in February, 2016. It also operates a plant Additionin Mexico and a facilty that is about to come online in India.
(Source: Accoina, 6 Nov., 2015) Contact: Accoina, +34 91 663 28 50, http://www.acciona.com
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Through the work of UpGrade's Municipal Buildings Committee (MBC), one of four active working committees in the organization, members are modeling the Athens program on the US DOE "Better Buildings Challenge" and other federal and state tax credits, initiatives and programs. To
monitor building-by-building efficiency throughout Athens County, The MBC will utilize the federal Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Portfolio Manager system to monitor the Athen's county program's progress. (Source: UpGrade Athens, Nov., 2015) Contact: UpGrade Athens,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Buiilding Energy Efficiency, DOE ENERGY Star,
CalCharge is a public-private partnership focused on accelerating the development of energy storage technologies and their adoption. A Berkeley Lab researcher, Venkat Srinivasan, explained why public-private collaborations are important.
One prospect is using vehicle batteries to make stationary energy storage devices. (Source: CalCharge, CleanTechnica, 7 Nov., 2015) Contact: CalCharge, Danny Kennedy, Pres., firstname.lastname@example.org, http://calcharge.org
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Envision Solar designs, manufactures and deploys electric vehicle (EV) charging and media and branding systems. All of Envision Solar's products can be enhanced with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, ARC Technology™ energy storage, SunCharge™ Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and digital advertising packages.
(Source: Envision Solar, CNN, Others, 6 Nov., 2015) Contact: Envision Solar, Desmond Wheatley, CEO, (866) 746-0514, www.envisionsolar.com
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Halifax, Nova SCotia-headquartered CarbonCure captures industrial carbon dioxide emissions and chemically converts it into mineral form and permanently stores it inside the concrete, with the added side effect that it reinforces the material.
CarbonCure has been relatively modest with its fundraising efforts, aiming instead at taking enough to put it on a path to profitability.
As previously reported, low profile CarbonCure raised $1.6 million in December, 2012 followed by a $3.5 million round led by BDC Ventures in December 2013, followed by a $3 million round in May 2015. (Source: Carbon Cure, CanTech Letter, 6 Nov., 2015) Contact: Carbon Cure Technolgies, Robert Niven, Pres., (902) 442-4020, email@example.com, www.carboncure.com
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The Houston program allows owners of commercial, industrial and residential properties with five or more units to obtain low-cost, long-term loans for energy-efficiency and renewable retrofits. The voluntary program requires the local government to place an assessment secured with a senior lien on the property until it is paid in full, in exchange for the funds provided by a private lender to pay for the improvement.
(Source: Keeping PACE in Texas, City of Houston, Nov. 6, 2016) Contact: Keeping PACE in Texas, Charlene Heydinger, Exec. Dir., www.keepingpaceintexas.org;
City of Houston, Office of Sustainability, Laura Spanjian, Dir., (713) 837-0311, http://www.houstontx.gov; PACE, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://pacenow.org
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The two facilities will produce 100 GWh of electricity per year - sufficient for 22,000 homes.
Taken together, the facilities will avoid the emission of more than 40,000 metric tpy of CO2. (Source: Veolia, RTT, 4 Nov., 2015)
Contact: Veolia Environment, www.veolia.com/en
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Peatlands store vast amounts of carbon in their soils -- about 60-times the amount of carbon that is released annually from fossil fuel burning. One-third of all the soil carbon in the world is in peatland ecosystems even though they cover only 3 pct of the terrestrial land surface.
According to SPRUCE, "the ultimate goal is to determine the levels of warming at which ecosystems will reach a critical change in temperature and CO2 levels in the future that would push them into a new state.
(Source: Chapman University, Eureka, Nov. 2015) Contact: Chapman Univ., Prof. Jason Keller, Ph.D., (714) 997-6815, http://www.chapman.edu; SPRUCE Project, http://mnspruce.ornl.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change.Peatland, Carbon Sink, Carbon Sequestration, Methane, GHG, Soil Carbon ,
The Berkeley report found that methane leaks from deep lying shale rock fractured by high pressure water and chemicals, would have to exceed an implausibly high 12 pct before shale gas could be considered worse than coal for GHG problems.
Professor Robert Muller of the University of Berkeley California and Elizabeth Muller, co-founder and Executive Director of Berkeley Earth, a non-profit research organization, say that because methane is broken down in the atmosphere much more quickly than COs released into the environment by burning coal, it would be necessary for huge quantities of it to escape uncaptured for shale gas to be considered worse than coal. (Source: Onshore Energy Services Group, 6 Nov., 2015)
Contact: Onshore Energy Services Group, Lee Petts, CEO, oesg.org.uk; Berkeley Earth, www.berkeleyearth.org; University of California Berkeley, (510) 642-6000, www.berkeley.edu
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"The country's carbon intensity grew 0.7 per cent, as renewable energy adoption remained slow. However, its share in India's energy mix remained unchanged at 7 pct, despite high growth in coal-fired power generation," according to the report. the PwC report said.
In advance of the upcoming COP21 meeting in Paris, India has pledged to curb its GHG emissions by up to 35 per cent from 2005 levels. The country also announced it aims to achieve around 40 pct cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil-fuel-based energy resources by 2030.
(Source: PwC, PTI, Econo0mic Times, 2 Nov., 2015) Contact: PwC India, Arvind Sharma, Exec. Dir. Sustainability, http://www.pwc.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, COP21,
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The first investment of €13 million established a new biodiesel processing facility in Sete, where Diester Industrie opened a commercial-scale biodiesel plant in 2006. The plant uses Axens' Esterfip-H process to manufacture 160,000 tpy of biodiesel. With the addition of the new Lurgi process biodiesel production unit, the Sete complex can now produce 280,000 tpy (84 million gpy) of Diester-branded biodiesel and 28,000 tpy of glycerin from 600,000 tpy of rapeseed.
The second investment of €15.5 million included a French government grant of €4.2 million covered the installation of a biomass boiler fueled by sunflower seed to produce steam to process rapeseed into oil, meal, biodiesel and glycerin. (Source: Avril Group , PR, Saipol, Biodiesel Mag, 3 Nov., 2015) Contact: Saipol, Avril Group, Jean-Philippe Puig, Manager, +33 (0) 1 40 69 48 00, www.groupeavril.com/en
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