The Green Climate Fund is a fund within the framework of the UNFCCC founded as a mechanism to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. The GCF is based in the new Songdo district of Incheon, South Korea.
(Source: Green Climate Fund, Various Others, Climate Home, Nov., 2015) Contact: Green Climate Fund, +82 32 458 6059, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gcfund.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Climate Fund, Climate Change, Global Warming, Energy Subsidies,
The Plant Reliability and Innovation programmes include measures to reduce the in-house energy consumption and increase the use of solar PV at the company's power generation plant on Jurong Island.
Other initiatives currently being considered include energy storage solutions and demand side management. (Source: PacificLight Power Pte Ltd, Control Engineering Asia, Others, Oct. 30, 2015)Contact: PacificLight Power Pte Ltd., +65 6603 5959, www.pacificlight.com.sg
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Consumption, Solar,
The revised carbon tax proposes a basic 60 pct tax-free threshold during the first phase of the carbon tax, from the implementation date up to 2020, an additional 10 pct tax-free allowance for process emissions and an additional tax-free allowance for trade exposed sectors of up to 10 pct amongst other measures.
The combined effect of all the tax-free thresholds will be capped at 95 pct and an initial marginal carbon tax rate of R120 per ton of CO2 emitted will apply. However, if all the tax-free thresholds are taken into account the effective carbon tax rate will vary between R6 and R48 per ton of CO2 emitted.
(Source: South African National Treasury, Moneyweb, Nov., 2014) Contact: South African National Treasury , www.treasury.gov.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax, South Africa Carbon Tax, Carbon Emissions,
Since the NEC's founding 30 years ago, the region has saved an estimated 5,900 megawatts through conservation, relying on more efficient equipment, insulation, heating, cooling and lighting at both homes and businesses. In 2012 alone, energy efficiency, as well as thermal and renewable resources, saved consumers in the region between $1 and $3 billion.
The proposed plan, which calls for approximately 4.500 average MW of new energy efficiency by 2035, indicates that more than 90 pct of the additional power needed over the coming 20 years can be met by energy conservation measures at a cost less than that of building new gas- or coal-fired power plants.
(Source: Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Flathead Beacon, 2 Nov., 2015) Contact: Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Phil Rockefeller, Chairman, (503) 222-5161, email@example.com, www.nwcouncil.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News ENergy Efficiency, Energy Conservation, Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Energy Efficiency,
The country's total GHG emissions are forecast at 787 million tons of CO2 equivalent by 2030, compared to around 247 million tons in 2010. Vietnam had 254 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects recognized by the CDM Executive Board as of June 2015.
Vietnam ranks fourth globally in terms of CDM projects with a potential emissions reduction of around 137.4 million tons of CO2.
(Source: VietNam Net Bridge, Various Others, 1 Nov., 2015)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
Hydro Group will supply the complete export connection system for one of the tidal turbines, and is currently finalizing details for the second phase of the project. Upon completion, the MeyGen project will generate sufficient power for 175,000 homes in Scotland from up to 269 tidal turbines which will secured to the seabed, beginning in 2016. (Source: Hydro Group, 4 Nov., 2015) Contact:
Atlantis Resources, +65 6238 6002, atlantisresourcesltd.com; Hydro Group, +44 (0) 1224 822996, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.hydrogroupplc.com[endlink
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The $126 million building, which was completed in 2014, houses “high-impact, high-reward” research in diabetes, deafness, and brain science and others.
Energy efficient and LEED certified features used in the project include regionally sourced materials and over 75 pct of construction and demolition debris was recycled.
(Source: Iowa Now, USGBC 3 Nov., 2015) Contact: University of Iowa,
Wendy Moorehead, Facilities Management, (319) 335-1246
Liz Christiansen, UI Office of Sustainability, (319) 335-5516, www.uiowa.edu; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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According to report corresponding author Cornell Professor Robert Howarth: "The US EPA has seriously underestimated the importance of methane emissions in general and from shale gas in particular. As a result, the US government has been stating that total greenhouse gas emissions from energy use in the US have been steadily declining since 2008 (which they attribute to switching shale gas for coal for electricity generation, although other studies say the economic downturn has been more important). With better accounting for methane, the new paper concludes that total GHG emissions have actually been rising at their most rapid rate in decades. Methane now accounts for 40 pct of total US GHG emissions from the energy sector. The rapid rise is due to shale gas and shale oil development, and has globally important consequences that are becoming increasing critical as the average temperature of the Earth, compared to the pre-industrial baseline, is expected to double in the next 15 years."
According to Horwath, "methane emissions make it a disastrous idea to consider shale gas as a bridge fuel, letting society continue to use fossil fuels over the next few decades. Rather, we must move as quickly as possible away from all fossil fuels -- shale gas, conventional natural gas, coal, and oil -- and towards a truly sustainable energy future using 21st Century technologies and wind and solar power."
The report is available HERE. (Source: Cornell Univ., Energy and Emission Control Technologies, Dove Press, 21 Oct., 2015) Contact: Cornell Univ., Robert W Howarth
Department of Ecology and Environmental Biology, (607) 255-6175, email@example.com, http://www.gulfbase.org/person/view.php?uid=rhowarth
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The buildings energy efficiency measures include ventilation using daytime solar blinds for air circulation, a geothermal array of 72 boreholes, rooftop solar, low-energy lighting, a rain harvesting and a and a "green roof." (Source: Oxford University, Oxford Mail, 28 Oct., 2015) Contact: Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, www.breeam.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News BREEAM, Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, Building Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency,
"Despite the unprecedented level of effort, this report finds that current commitments are not yet sufficient to meet what the world needs. Countries must accelerate their efforts after the Paris summit in order to stave off climate change. The global climate agreement should include a clear mandate for countries to ramp up their commitments and set a long-term signal to phase out emissions as soon as possible." (Source: World Resources Institute, Jennifer Morgan, Global Director, Climate Program, 30 Oct., 2015) Contact: World Resources Institute, (202) 729-7600, www.wri.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Resources Institute, COP21, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
In a Sept. 29th release, IMO secretary general Koji Sekimizu said any discussion of shipping 's contribution to global CO2 emissions should be held in house , rather than as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Paris. Sekimizu added that the shipping industry and IMO have taken "significant" measures to addrerss the industries emissions concerns, and that, in his opinion, ship emissions could be slashed by more than 30 pct by 2030.
Previously in October, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) International Transport Forum reported that shipping should reduce carbon emissions by half over the next 35 years and entirely by 2080 with the International Maritime Organization taking the lead.
Among the measures ITF suggested was a carbon tax for shipping set at about $25 per tonne of CO2, the receipts of which could feed into the Green Climate Fund.
The European parliament is also calling for huge cuts in maritime shipping emissions. (Source: International Maritime Organization, Maritime CEO, Spash24/7, Oct. 27, 2015) Contact: International Maritime Organization
More Low-Carbon Energy News Maritime Emissions, Carbon Emissions, International Maritime Organization,
According to Brent Erickson, Exec. VP of BIO's Industrial & Environmental Section: "The RFS has been a critical piece of our nation's energy and climate policy. It has driven the investment of billions of dollars in the development and commercial deployment of ultra-low-carbon biofuels. It has spurred innovation beyond biofuels to the development of greener technologies and manufacturing processes while curbing our dependence on foreign oil.
"Unfortunately, as we explained in our official comments on the proposed rule, EPA's new interpretation of its statutory authority to waive the requirements of the RFS statute has already chilled investment for advanced biofuels and has increased U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. If EPA issues a final rule that adopts the approach set forth in the proposed rule, the result will be continued market uncertainty and market constraints that will further undermine sustained investment in advanced biofuels."
BIO represents leading developers and producers of cellulosic and advanced biofuels, including Abengoa Bioenergies in Hugoton, Kan.; DuPont in Nevada, Iowa; Enerkem in Alberta, Canada; GranBio in Alagoas, Brazil; INEOS Bio in Vero Beach, Fla.; POET-DSM in Emmetsburg, Iowa; and ZeaChem in Boardman, Oregon. The advanced biofuel industry has invested more than $6 billion since 2009 to build first-of-a-kind biorefineries around the world. Through the application of industrial biotechnology, BIO members are improving conventional biofuel processes, commercializing advanced and cellulosic biofuel production technologies, and speeding development of new purpose grown energy crops.
(Source: Biotechnology Industry Organization, 2 Nov., 2015) Contact: Biotechnology Industry Organization, Brent Erickson, Exec. VP, (202) 962-9200, www.bio.org
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According to the InsideIQ website, InsideIQ aligns the collective experience of the leading independent contractors dedicated to everything for your inside working environment. Agile, adaptable, and cooperative, InsideIQ locally-owned Member companies deliver over $1.4 billion in valuable services annually to high profile Clients. Members offer innovation, sustainability, best practices, independence, and an absolute commitment to excellence and Client satisfaction in building sustainable automation and energy solutions with a localized focus. (Source: InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, 27 Oct., 2015)
Contact: InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, Leroy Walden, Pres., http://www.insideiq.org
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The Palo Alto wind power plant will be owned by Enel Green Power Mexico subsidiary Energia Limpia de Palo Alto S de RL de CV.
(Source: Enel Green, SeeNews, Others, 28 Oct., 2015)
Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com
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Under the terms of the collaboration, Indonesia's
village grid systems will utilize more than 35MWp of PV panels and in excess of 250MWh of Fluidic Energy storage capacity. As part of the "500 Island" team, Fluidic will supply the energy storage systems including its integrated smart grid intelligence to more than 325,000 households.
Fluidic, which presently has manufacturing facilities in Indonesia, designs, manufactures and markets proprietary rechargeable metal-air battery technology in high production volumes. (Source: Fluidic Energy, Others, Oct., 2015) Contact: Fluidic Energy, Steve Scharnhorst, CEO, Katie Avila, (480) 966-0242,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fluidic Energy, Battery, Energy Storage,
Trending now on the site are articles, videos and blogs, including topics such as: foundations, structure, insulation, doors and windows, exteriors, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and surfaces.
Green Builder Media also offers sustainable building resources, such as building code updates, resilient housing, indoor air quality and others
(Source: Green Builder Media, PR. 27 Oct., 2015) Contact: Green Builder, (360) 376-4702, www.greenbuildermedia.com
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The goal of the agreement is to push for more aggressive carbon goals in the upcoming Paris talks. There is, however, no mechanism to ensure that the cities and states follow through on their pledges. (Source: NH Public Radio, 27 Oct., 2015) Contact: Under 2 MOU, www.under2mou.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions Reduction, Climate Change,
Fossil-fuel-burning power plants must purchase a RGGI-issued allowance for each ton of CO2 that they emit. The earnings from the RGGI allowances auctions are divided among member states, most of which use the proceeds for energy efficiency programs or, as in New Hampshire, electric ratepayer rebates.
RGGI is the first mandatory market-based regulatory program in the US to reduce GHG emissions. RGGI states include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. (Source: RGGI, Vermont Business, Political Monitor, 30 Sept., 2015)Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RGGI, Clean Power Plan,
Since launching the carbon fee in 2012, the company has purchased more than 10 million MWh of green power and reduced emissions by 7.5 million metric tons. During fiscal year 2015, Microsoft also purchased more than 3 billion kWh of renewable energy -- equal to 100 pct of its global electricity use -- and became the second largest user of green power in the U.S., according to the U.S. EPA.
Microsoft says that 23 percent of the electricity used to power its operations comes from directly purchased renewable energy. The company has also invested $3.1 million in carbon-fee funded efficiency projects and other energy efficiency projects, which have reduced the company’s associated carbon emissions by 18,179 metric tons and resulted in $3.6 million in energy savings. Overall, the carbon fee program has saved Microsoft around $10 million per year. (Source: Microsoft, 27 Oct., 2015)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutral, Microsoft, Carbon Tax,
The SMR will produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide to be supplied to customers from Air Products' Gulf Coast Hydrogen and CO Pipeline Networks. Both product capacities from the new facility are already sold-out ahead of the anticipated plant onstream in 2018, company officials said. The SMR and cold box will produce approximately 125 million standard cubic feet per day of hydrogen and a world-scale supply of carbon monoxide.
(Source: Air Products, Area Dev. News, Oct. 27, 2015) Contact: Air Products, Marie Folkes, Pres. Industrial Gases, www.airproducts.com
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The local employment numbers will continue to meet or exceed the company's obligations, as outlined in the Lee County, Florida, grant. Algenol will also maintain staff to advance its technology, according to an Algenol release.
Algenol's patented technology uses algae to produce ethanol, gasoline, jet and diesel fuel, all at a cost of $1.30 per gallon. The company's process reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 69 pct per gallon compared to traditional gasoline according to the official EPA pathway approval (Source: Algenol, 27 Oct., 2015) Contact: Algenol, (239) 498-2000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.algenolbiofuels.com
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The first sub-index, called the S&P/TSX 60 Carbon Efficient Index, will be a collection of companies on the TSX 60 -- a group of 60 of the largest companies in Canada -- and give them a weighting in the index based on their carbon emissions. Companies with low emissions will have a greater share of the index. Companies that emit a proportionately larger amount of carbon will be underweighted.
A second index, the S&P/TSX 60 Carbon Efficient Select Index will function in much the same way but exclude those companies with the largest relative carbon footprint. The third index, called the S&P/TSX 60 Fossil Fuel Free Index is designed to measure the financial performance of S&P/TSX 60 companies that do not own fossil fuel reserves. (Source: Toronto Stock Exchange, CBC News, 27 Oct., 2015) Contact: TSX, https://www.tsx.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
In the attached White Paper, the CCC sets out a range of options for the future to help the UK reduce its emissions from electricity in 2030. Reducing electricity emissions will support the reduction of emissions in other sectors, including transport and heating as well as the power sector itself.
The report sets out analysis and scenarios for the power sector in 2030 which the committee will use when it provides its advice to government on the fifth carbon budget on 26 November. This budget will lay out the maximum level of carbon emissions the UK can produce between 2028 and 2032. It also states that onshore wind is a cost-effective way to generate low-carbon energy, while ground-mounted solar is a relatively low-cost renewable technology that can be deployed rapidly.
Download the Power Sector Scenarios for the Fifth Carbon Budget October 2015 HERE. (Source: Committee on Climate Change, The Planner, 23 Oct., 2015)
Contact: Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, Chairman, +44 (0) 207 591 6080, https://www.theccc.org.uk
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"But the fact is that coal has become an ever smaller part of our electric generation portfolio because of the myriad EPA regulations targeting coal that preceded the Clean Power Plan and made all but the most efficient coal-fired power plants economically unfeasible to operate. The Clean Power Plan simply recognizes that unfortunate reality. It will accomplish absolutely nothing that would not have happened without it, except for creating another pile of pointless bureaucratic paperwork of which the EPA is so fond." (Source: heartland Institute, 23 Oct., 2015) Contact: Heartland Institute,
Richard J. Trzupek, (312) 377-4000,
Policy Advisor, Environment, email@example.com, www.heartland.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Power Plan, Heartland Institute,
The move to increased renewable energy generation was outlined in Mexico's submission to the UN in advance of the December COP21 meeting in Paris. This sets out a way for it to reduce carbon emissions by 22 pct by 2030 by making wider use of renewable energy and reduce non-renewable energy generation to 45 pct of Mexico's national energy mix. Mexico is also planning to hold annual energy auctions, with the first set for March, 2016. Energy companies will receive certificates for every MWh of clean energy they generate, and will sell 20-year certificates through the auctions to large electric power users.
As previously reported, Shanghai-based wind turbine manufacturer Envision Energy has acquired a majority stake in a portfolio of Mexican wind energy projects with total capacity of 600MW. Construction work on the projects is set to begin in 2016. Envision and ViveEnergia, a Mexican wind energy supplier, also announced a strategic partnership to develop 1.5GW of wind energy capacity by 2020.
(Source: Envision,Chartered Institute of Building, Others, 22 Oct., 2015) Contact: ENVISION Energy, John Childs, Business Dev., 011 +86 21 6031 8000, firstname.lastname@example.org, Rafael Valdez Mingramm, Director for Latin America & Caribbean, Tina Liu, +86-151-2101-3157, email@example.com, www.envision.com; ViveEnergia, www.viveenergia.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Envision Energy, ViveEnergia,
The report and definition clarification will help more building owners determine if developing a zero energy building is right for them. By creating this common definition for zero energy buildings, building owners and project teams can now better focus their efforts on implementing strategies to improve the performance of their buildings.
Download A Common Definition of Zero Energy Buildings HERE. (Source: US DOE, ACHR News, Oct. 26, 2015)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Zero Energy Buildings,
The team found that switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) can grow and propagate in marginal soils, making it a good candidate for sustainable biofuel production. At LLNL, the team will conduct both isotope tracing studies with the Lab's NanoSIMS imaging mass spectrometer and measurements of gene expression to help identify how probiotic microorganisms alter interactions with switchgrass. (Source: LLNL, Biofuel Digest, 26 Oct., 2015)Contact: LLNL,(925) 422-1100, www.llnl.gov; Roberts Noble Foundation, (580) 223-5810, http://www.noble.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Roberts Noble Foundation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Switchgrass, Biofuel Feedstock,
According to the letter, "It's a matter of recognizing that hundreds of millions of dollars are being lost to the American taxpayers. So there's a significant loss -- not only to the environment from air-quality pollution but also a loss of royalties to the treasuries."
The letter added that as much as $330 million worth of natural gas was lost in 2013 through leaks, flaring and venting -- enough to fuel 1.5 million homes. Energy trade groups maintain that regulations will increase production costs, which could lead to even more job loss as the price of oil and gas continues to decline.
The letter pointed to successful efforts in Colorado, where methane rules passed in 2014 have helped bring gas that would have been lost from wells, storage tanks and support facilities to the marketplace. (Source: Methane Facts, Public News Service NM, 2016) Contact: Methane Facts, www.methanefacts.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bureau of Land Management, Methane ,
The failure to meet the contracted delivery cost SaskPower $12 million in compensation to Cenovus and may cost an additional $5 million or $6 million since the plant is still operating at less than half of its one million tpy capacity, according to SaskPower CEO Mike Marsh.
(Source: SaskPower, Cdn. Press, Others, 27 Oct., 2015) Contact: SaskPower, Mike Marsh, CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com;
Cenovus Energy, Jessica Wilkinson, Media, (403) 766-8990, www.cenovus.com
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Manufactured from timber waste using torrefaction technology, Bio-Coal has a high energy density of up to 13,000 BTUs/Lb and is considered a renewable energy fuel that meets the Renewable Portfolio Standards and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) in the U.S.. (Source: Vega Biofuels Inc.,27 Oct., 2015)Contact: Vega Biofuels Inc., Michael K. Molen, Chairman/CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vegabiofuels.com
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Construction on the sPower Antelope DSR 1 and 2 facilities is expected to get underway in mid-2016 for commercial operations before the year end .
When fully operational, the facilities will together generate sufficient energy for nearly 10,000 homes and cut approximately 108,000 mtpy of carbon emissions. These projects are the third and fourth sPower-owned facilities with long term SCPPA PPAs. The previous PPAs were for 20MW projects, both of which are on track for 2016 CODs.
(Source : sPower, Southern California Public Power Authority, Global, 23 Oct., 2015) Contact: sPower, Ryan Creamer, CEO, Naomi Keller, VP Marketing, (801) 679-3514, nkeller@sPower.com, www.sPower.com; Southern California Public Power Authority, Bryan Cope, Prog. Dev. Director, (626) 797-9364, http://www.scppa.org
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The plants is the first of 10 which NFR plans to install at sugar mills across south Louisiana, at a total cost of about $312 million.
According to the company,
Louisiana is an ideal location because the state harvests approximately 13 million tpy of cane, about 35 pct of which is bagasse that can be processed into biomass pellets.
(Source: NFR BioEnergy, Greeater Baton Rouge Bus., 22 Oct., 2015) Contact: NFR BioEnergy, Frank Randazzo, COO, Full contact information is unavailable at this time.
More Low-Carbon Energy News NFR BioEnergy, Bagasse, Biomass Pellet, Pellet Fuel,
For some applications, DEINOVE will position itself directly on the production of marketable carotenoids rather than marketing licenses. To do this, DEINOVE will begin with the support of POS Bio-Sciences, which has the necessary infrastructure for the production, purification, and extraction of the molecule; Carotenoids production represents a small volume of very high added value products.
DEINOVE has therefore provided POS Bio-Sciences with a batch of bacterial biomass to produce the first Deinoxanthin samples with two objectives: validate the production process and characterize the specific properties of Deinoxanthin with a commercialization perspective in mind.
In parallel, the DEINOVE teams are optimizing strains for the production of other types of carotenoids that have already been approved for commercial purposes. Proof of concept has been obtained in the laboratory for two molecules. These are widely used as colorants in food, cosmetics, and dietary supplement ingredients. In addition, these molecules may be characterized as platforms, opening the way for other types of carotenoids, i.e. they may themselves be converted into other carotenoids with high added value.
DEINOVE is also focusing on the regulatory procedure, an essential prerequisite for the industrialization of the process. The first toxicity tests have demonstrated the general non-pathogenicity of Deinococcus strains. More specific efficacy tests requiring a more significant production capacity will then be carried out to demonstrate the commercial value of the carotenoids produced by DEINOVE, aiming at U.S. and other regulatory approvals. (Source: DEINOVE, 26 Oct., 2015) Contact: DEINOVE, Emmanuel Petiot, CEO, +33 (0) 4 48 19 01 28,
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Toyota has also promised to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from production lines during manufacturing in 2030 to about a third of 2001 levels.
The company will also develop manufacturing technology that uses hydrogen, and use wind power at its Tahara plant by 2020. It will beef up various recycling measures, including developing ways to build new vehicles from recycled ones. (Source: Toyota, Various Sources, Oct. 19, 2015)
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The OECD report studied the 34 OECD members in addition to Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and South Africa, and the EU bloc, which together account for more than 80 pct of the world's GHG emissions. (Source: OECD, Xinhua, Global Post, Others, 20 Oct., 2015) Contact: OCED, Simon Upton, Env. Dir., 011 +33 1 45 24 82 00, www.oecd.org
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The project, which will feature a 412 KW solar PV unit, EnSync's intelligent energy management platform, and hybrid energy storage technology, is expected to cut the school's electric power costs and facilitate the savings as outlined in a previously announced 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
The project will also provide backup power to the university and ease pressure on the grid. Kama'aina Solar Solutions is providing engineering, design and installation services.
(Source: EnSync Energy, Energy Mgr., Various Others, 21 Oct., 2015)Contact: EnSync Energy Systems, (262) 253-9800, http://www.ensync.com
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RRDA inked a letter of intent to purchase the property on October 16, and will complete the purchase contract immediately. The site, which is ideally located on a rail line and near agricultural processing facilities, will be included in the Company's FEL 3 engineering efforts, beginning in early November. Ground breaking for the plant is slated for Q1 ,2016, for a mid summer, 2016, startup. (Source: Alliance BioEnergy Plus, 20 Oct., 2015) Contact: Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Daniel deLiege, CEO, (888) 607-3555, email@example.com, http://www.alliancebioe.com; Renewable Resources Development of America, www.rrda-usa.com
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Greenlane will distribute Sysadvance's nitrogen and oxygen on-site gas generators, methagen biogas purification system and other gas separation systems.
(Source: Greenlane Biogas, BioEnergy Insight, October 20, 2015) Contact: Greenlane Biogas, Brent Jaklin, Managing Dir., www.greenlanebiogas.co.uk;
Sysadvance, +351 22 943 6790, www.sysadvance.com
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This year's report found:
Amyris uses genetically modified microorganisms to convert plant sugars into fuels and specialty chemicals. (Source: Amyris, Others, Oct, 2015) Contact: Amyris, John Melo, CEO, Amyris, (510) 450-0761, www.amyris.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Amyris Inc.,
The 40 unit high performance building is projected to achieve 45 pct energy savings and 62 pct greenhouse gas savings over a conventionally constructed building. The property's efficiency measures include triple pane windows and doors, high efficiency heat pumps and exterior foam insulation in excess of current NYC building codes.
NYCEEC finances clean energy technologies, including energy efficiency, renewables, demand management, cogeneration and fuel conversions, across all building types and neighborhoods. The organization has financed over $65 million of projects across 4.2 million square-feet since 2012. (Source: NYCEEC, Oct., 2015) Contact: NYCEEC, (646) 797-4630, http://www.nyceec.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation, Green Building, Building Energy Efficiency,
Phase 1 of the 125 Maiden Lane project reduced annual energy consumption by more than 25 pct and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the property by more than 609 Metric tons of CO2e.(Source: SCIenergy, Oct., 2015) Contact:
SCIenergy, Inc., J. Brian Ratcliff, (972) 386-5335,
More Low-Carbon Energy News SCIenergy, Energy Efficiency,
The Deerfield wind power project will utilize 44 Vestas V110-2.0 wind turbines and 28 Vestas V110-2.2 turbines to generate approximately 555.2 GWh annually, and will cost approximately $303 million to complete. The project has a 20-year PPA with an area utility and is slated to be online by the end of 2016.
(Source: Algonquin Power & Utility, CleanTech Canada, 19 Oct., 2015) Contact: Algonquin, Ian Robertson, CEO, (905) 465-4500, http://www.algonquinpower.com;
RES Americas, Andrew Fowler, (303) 439-4225, www.res-americas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algonquin Power & Utilities, Renewable Energy Systems Americas , Wind,
NatureBank will provide clients a suite of international advisory, technology, and impact investment services for carbon management and natural capital sectors such as cocoa and agro-forestry.
In July 2015, Offsetters Climate Solutions Inc., a carbon project developer, advisor and technology developer, acquired the issued and outstanding shares of German agro-forestry company Forest Finest Consulting GmbH, and CO2OL Natural Carbon Collection, a German-based voluntary carbon project developer and retailer, to create Forest Finest, an international firm focused on carbon offset development and sustainable agricultural commodities. The Forest Finest team has successfully developed a €23 million portfolio of agro-forestry assets for German retail investors over the last two decades, with a primary focus on sustainable timber and high quality sustainable cocoa. CO2OL has developed, marketed and sold a number of highly charismatic voluntary carbon projects from Latin America including projects which have been layered on existing sustainable agro-forestry programs.
Under NatureBank, the consulting teams currently operating as Era Ecosystem Services based in North America, and Forest Finest Consulting GmbH based in Germany, will merge under the NatureBank banner. The two voluntary carbon brands of Offsetters and CO2OL will continue to operate under NatureBank, with the Offsetters brand continuing to serve their North American voluntary carbon clients, and the CO2OL brand serving their European voluntary carbon clients.
NatureBank maintains offices in Vancouver, Portland Oregon, Zurich, and Bonn with satellite offices in Panama and Vietnam. (Source: Offsetters, NatureBank, 20 Oct., 2015) Contact: NatureBank, (604) 646-0400, www.NatureBank.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Offsetters Climate Solutions,