Sky Solar has inked a 25-year PPA for 85 pct of the project's power generation with subsidiaries of Chinese electronic equipment maker Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co Ltd. (SHE:000021). The remaining 15 pct will be sold to the state-owned State Grid Corp of China. (Source: Sky Solar, Renewables Now, Other Media, 7 Mar., 2018)Contact: SKY Solar Holdings, +81 3 5235 3470, www.skysolargroup.com
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The new draft Pasadena Climate Action Plan builds upon and expands existing state programs and policies that address climate change and ultimately establishes a roadmap that enables the city to reach the State's goal of cutting GHG emissions 80 pct below 1990 levels by the year 2050.
The Pasadena CAP strategies include: sustainable transportation and land use; increased energy efficiency and reductions in energy consumption; energy performance standards for buildings; a transition to renewable and carbon-neutral energy; increased urban greening with more trees and park green spaces to absorb CO2, and reducing solid wastes ; reducing solid wastes and associated GHG emissions -- collection, transportation and landfilling of waste as well as the methane created when solid waste in landfills and combustion facilities is decomposed. The plan would use Pasadena's website to provide education and outreach related to zero waste, as well as information on ways to reduce, divert and recycle waste.
In 2009, Pasadena community-wide emissions were 2,044,921 metric tons of carbon dioxide.(Source: Pasadena Weekly, 8 Mar., 2018)Contact: City of Pasadena City Council, ww5.cityofpasadena.net
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Under its 2009 Renewable Energy Directive, France has committed to increasing its share of renewable energy consumption to 23 pct by 2020. Under the Energy Transition Law in 2015, France is committed to generating 40 pct of its energy from renewable sources and increasing the share of renewable energy consumption to 32 pct by 2030. However, as of 2016, France's percentage is holding at just 16 pct . The government has also earmarked €7 billion for the renewable energy sector from 2018 to 2022.
(Source: Various Media, southEU summit, Mar., 2018)
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The repowering project is expected to get underway this month for completion in December of 2018. Siemens Gamesa will continue to provide operations and maintenance services for the Mendota site. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, PR, Power, 6 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy , Greg Wolf, CEO. (214) 515-1100, www.leewardenergy.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy , Jose Antonio Miranda, , CEO, Onshore Americas, www.siemensgamesa.com/en
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Vattenfall presently has a 5 MW solar farm in Wales and has finalized investment decisions for three solar projects in the Netherlands totaling 10.5 MW. The company is also planning investments in the Netherlands totaling 40 MW. (Source: Vattenfall, CleanTechnica, Various Media, 5 Mar., 2018)Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com
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The 15 pct credit, which is capped at $5 million per year, has provided a total of $21.6 million in incentives for nearly 4,000 projects since its founding in 2012.
The tax credit is scheduled to start sunsetting next year, with smaller incentives in 2020 and 2021 and only commercial tax credits remaining after 2022.
(Source: Various Media, Energy News, 5 Mar., 2018)
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The e7 automatically reduces energy costs and is compatible with most HVAC solutions and equipped for Honeywell's Connected Guest integration.
The e7 helps reduce the total cost of ownership by minimizing room downtime and automatically capturing the thermostat configuration. Its wired or wireless flexibility enables simplified installation in new-build or retrofit properties. For maximum flexibility the e7 also provides standalone HVAC control and occupancy-based sensing that customarily requires a door switch monitor and motion sensor.
(Source: Honeywell, Hospitality Net, Mar., 2018) Contact: Honeywell, Thurman Melson, VP, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, www.honeywell.com
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The researchers are aiming to establish a basic measurement of the amount of old carbon flowing into Northwest Territories waters, and whether the amounts of old carbon are within usual norms. The research was published in the February journal Environmental Research Letters.
(Source: Brinkwire, Washington Post, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Vrije University Amsterdam, Joshua Dean, +31 20 598 9898, www.vu.nl/en
The utility's plan includes an Energy Storage Customer Program Pilot and incentives for nonprofit care facilities to purchase energy storage systems.
The proposals are in response to California's Assembly Bill 2868 that was signed into law in 2016 and allows the company to add distributed energy storage, according to SDG&E. (Source: SDG&E, Mar., 2018)Contact: San Diego Gas & Electric, www.sdge.com
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If constructed, the plant will convert up to 360,000 tpy of mixed waste into 220,000 tpy (270 million litres) of eco-methanol, a colourless alcohol similar to ethanol. It would also keep approximately 300,000 tpy of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.
The consortium members include Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam, The project, which will use Enerkem's proprietary technology, is also supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the Province of Zuid-Holland and the regional developement authority InnovationQuarter. (Source: Enerkem, Akzo Nobel, Biobased News, Various Media, 6 Mar., 2018)Contact: Enerkem Inc. Vincent Chornet, Pres., CEO, (514) 875-0284 X 251, email@example.com, www.enerkem.com; AkzoNobel, Peter Nieuwenhuizen, +31 88 969 7833, www.akzonobel.com; Air Liquide, Chet Benham, VP Advanced Technologies, (781) 491-0807, www.airliquide.com
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In partnership with its key technology providers InEnTec and LanzaTech, Aemetis optimized the integration of an advanced arc furnace and gas fermentation technologies to convert waste biomass into low carbon, renewable cellulosic ethanol and fish meal. The unit was built at the InEnTec Technology Center in Richland, Washington and demonstrated the fully integrated system, including biomass handling, gasification, gas clean up, waste treatment and distillation systems. With a 20-year feedstock supply agreement and a 55-year lease already signed, the 12 million gpy Riverbank plant is expected to begin operations in 2019.
For the demonstration unit, Aemetis used waste orchard wood and nut shells from almond and walnut trees as feedstock, gasified the biomass using a high temperature plasma gasification system to produce syngas, cooled and cleaned the syngas, and supplied the syngas to a patented gas fermentation bioreactor to produce an ethanol "broth" which was distilled to produce commercial grade ethanol.(Source: Aemetis Inc., PR, Newswire, 6 Mar., 2018)Contact: Aemetis, Satya Chillara, (408) 213-0939, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aemetis.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, email@example.com, www.lanzatech.com
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The legislation would create an RNG renewable portfolio standard, establish a procurement process, and direct the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to establish quality standards for RNG, as well as require electric distribution companies to acquire electricity from a biomass facility.
Connecticut reportedly has potential capacity for 41 MW of electricity from RNG that could displace 540,000 tpy of CO2. (Source: Various Media, UtilityDive, 6 Mar., 2018)
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According to the report, more than 100 New Brunswick-based companies ranging from startups to established firms have participated in international accelerator programs and won international pitch competitions and are presently active in the province's biotech-bioenergy sector. Some of the ventures have raised millions of dollars in private investment. (Source: BioNB, PR, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: BioNB, Meaghan Seagrave, Exec. Dir., (506) 444-2444, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bionb.org
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The platform, to be located in Mexico City, will collect real time wind farm operation data to help Zuma better manage and optimize the operation and maintenance of its wind turbines, substations, electricity market and the variations of meteorological conditions. All key condition parameters, such as temperatures, vibrations, operating conditions and alarms are monitored and stored in Big Data" databases. (Source: Ingeteam Wind Energy, PR, 26 Feb., 2018) Contact: Ingeteam Wind Energy, Jorge Acedo, R&D Director of Control Systems, Jonathan Taylor, VP, +352 43 791, (414) 934-4100 -- Wisconsin Office, www.ingeteam.com;
Zuma Energia, www.zumaenergia.com
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Power generation now follows the transportation sector as the country's largest GHG emitter. In all, total US emissions are lower than they have been since 1991. According to the BNEF figures, between 2007 and 2013, renewables decreased total CO2 emissions by 2.3 to 3.3 pct -- about the same as the 2.5 to 3.6 pct that shifting from coal to natural gas contributed.
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HERE. (Source: BCSE, CleanTechnica, Other Media, 1 Mar., 2018)
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The GCF, part of the UNFCCC, assists developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. The GCF program in Zambia is managed by the National Designated Authority.
(Source: Green Climate Fund, PR, Media Africa, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: Green Climate Fund, +82.32.458.6000, www.greenclimate.fund; UNFCCC, www.unfccc.int
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According to the Ministry, only 10 pct of the necessary funds can be sourced domestically. Fully 90pct of the needed funds will be raised from multilateral and bilateral sources in line with Article 4 of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) particularly the principle of common but differentiated responsibility.
Namibia (pop. 2.587 million) has committed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 89 pct by 2030. (Source: Namibia NewEra, 1 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Development Bank of Southern Africa, www.dbsa.org; Namibia Ministry of Environment and Tourism, +264 61 284 2333, www.met.gov.na; UNFCCC, www.unfccc.int
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The captured gas will be largely used as a fuel for electric power generation for small-scale power projects requiring about 1 MW of electricity -- sufficient to power an energy-intensive operation such as a wastewater treatment facility.
(Source: Capetown Department of Solid Waste Management, Creamer Media, 2 Mar., 2018) Contact: Capetown Department of Solid Waste Management, www.capetown.gov.za/solidwaste
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A lower aspirational limit of 1.5 degree C would cost between $39.7 trillion and $56.1 trillion, but air pollution deaths could be reduced by 21-27 pct to about 100 million between 2020 and 2050 under the 2 degree C scenario, and by 28-32 pct to about 90 million at 1.5 degree C, according to the report.
The world's nations agreed on the 2 degree C limit in Paris in 2015, and committed to voluntary GHG emissions reduction targets that even if met, place the world on a 3 degree C trajectory, scientists say.
(Source: ZeeBusiness, AFP, Lancet Planetary Health Journal, 3 Mar., 2018)
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The $368 million, 19-acre project in Riverside near the University of California, Riverside campus, will be one of the largest and most advanced vehicle emissions testing and research facilities in the world. It will also be the world's largest true zero net energy facilities and is being built to US Green Building Council LEED Platinum specifications.
The facility will include test cells for analysis of heavy-duty vehicles, an advanced chemistry laboratory, workspace for accommodating new test methods for future generations of vehicles, space for developing enhanced onboard diagnostics and portable emissions measurement systems, education areas, a media center, flexible conference areas, and a large public auditorium.
The facility and campus will be designed and built to reach the highest possible levels of measured sustainability, with the intention to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council and will also meet the state's CALGreen Tier 2 threshold for overall sustainability and energy efficiency.
(Source: California Department of General Services, Automotive Testing Technology, March 1, 2018)
Contact: California Department of General Services, (916) 376-5000, www.dgs.ca.gov/dgs/home.aspx; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org;
CARB, (800) 242-4450, email@example.com, www.arb.ca.gov
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According to the Penn State project leader Tom Ricard, the building sector is about one-third of the global economy and involves everyone from building code officers to mortgage finance bankers and electricians and carpenters to architects and engineers. Buildings account for about 40 pct of humanity's carbon footprint, he said. "We have technologies today to drive those carbon emissions to near zero and create net zero energy buildings with fairly cost-effective technologies, but there's a number of barriers to that. Those include the way buildings are built and financed; the way people involved in the building sector traditionally interact and the kind of contractual relationships they have; and the technologies are new and haven't been proven in all parts of the world," Richard added.
The big question, according to James Freihaut, the technical director of Penn State at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia and a professor architectural engineering, is how do you get a serially fragmented industry -- where each entity is trying to maximize its own individual profit while minimizing its performance risk relative to the building -- to behave like a virtually, vertically integrated industry that can actually deliver known, measured system performance in a building?
One is that the cost differential isn't that great anymore, Richard said, and the second is that these buildings are high-performance, not just with respect to energy, but to human performance, including health and worker satisfaction and performance.
(Source: Penn State, Center Daily Times, 2 Mar., 2018)
Contact: Penn State Univ., Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Tom Richard, Dir., (814) 865-3722, firstname.lastname@example.org; Institutes of Energy and the Environment, (814) 863-0291, www.iee.psu.edu
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As part of the effort, businesses can sign up for free energy audits available through the Chamber of Commerce Energy Smart program later in March. The audits provide detailed recommendations for saving energy and money, and connect business owners to utility program and rebate options to meet their needs.
The information campaign is part of a continuing partnership with Xcel to encourage the use of renewable energy, cut energy consumption and to
reduce the community's energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by 15 pct over the next decade.
Since starting their plan, the city of Winona and Xcel have concentrated on residential energy use and implemented programs to improve the efficiency of qualifying households.
(Source: Xcel Energy, Wininoa Daily News, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: Xcel Energy, Partners in Energy, www.xcelenergy.com/PartnersinEnergy
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The 107-MW first phase of Thunder Spirit incorporates 43 turbines and generates sufficient power for approximately 30,000 homes.
ALLETE Clean Energy owns and operates approximately 535 MW of wind energy generation at facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon and Pennsylvania.
The company was established in 2011 to acquire and develop capital projects to create energy solutions by way of wind, solar, biomass, hydro, natural gas, shale resources, clean coal technology and other emerging technologies.
(Source: ALLETE Clean Energy, PR, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact:
Allete Clean Energy, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., , Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952,
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The plan is to build a flue gas condensation facility at the 88-MW Herning Power Station in order to exploit the residual heat in the flue and reduce the consumption of wood chips and wood pellets by about 20 pct.
The project is expected to be completed during the fall of 2019. (Source: Orsted, Various Media, 3 Mar, 2018) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com
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The transaction will add 150 MW of operating or shovel-ready solar assets along with 170 MW of projects in late-stage development to Engie NA's portfolio. (Source: Engie North America, , Various Media, Renewables Now, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Engir North America, Frank Demaille, Pres., CEO, (713) 636-0000, email@example.com, www.engie-na.com; SoCore Energy, (877) 762-6731, www.socoreenergy.com
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The Convention Center Authority will purchase power generated by a new wind turbine under construction in Johnston, Rhode Island. It is expected to be operational by the end of this year.
Since spring 2017, Rhode Island has more than doubled the amount of renewable energy in the state.
Earlier this month, Governor Gina Raimondo announced that the Office of Energy Resources will collaborate with the state's utilities to procure another 400 MW of renewable energy by the end of this summer. (Source: Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, RI NPR, 23 Feb., 2018) Contact: Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, (401) 458-6000, www.riconvention.com; Green Development, LLC, Al Bucknam, CEO, (401) 295-4998, https://green-ri.com
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Last December, LONGi also reported a record bifaciality reading of 82.15 pct for its Hi-MO2 mono PERC bifacial module. The company also reports it aims to triple monocrystalline ingot and wafer capacity to 45GW in 2020. (Source: lONGi Solar, PV Tech, 28 Feb., 2018) Contact: LONGi Solar, Dr. Li Hua, VP R&D, +862 981 566863, www.longigroup.com
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Solamet PV21A metallization paste enables excellent fine line printability that can drive cell efficiency enhancement and maintain high throughput in mass production. The optimal balance of good adhesion and low laydown leads to low cost of ownership for cell manufacturers, according to a DuPont release.
The Solamet PV21A product family is designed to fulfill all mainstream cell technology, and includes product series for advanced printing such as double printing, dual print and mesh cross free screen printing. (Source: DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, PR, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, www.dupont.com/products-and-services/solar-photovoltaic-materials.html
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ECO has recommended scrapping at least three of the protocols including additionality, permanence, mitigation potential and leakage. The ECO also recommended that forest management, afforestation and reforestation projects be ineligible to generate carbon offsets for use in the province's carbon market.
Ontario and Quebec -- two of the three WCI member jurisdictions -- are jointly developing the 13 protocols, with California-based Climate Action Reserve tasked with authoring them.
(Source: Province of Ontario, Carbon Pulse, 20 Feb., 2018)Contact: Ontario Environmental Commissioner, https://eco.on.ca
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Since 2005, the share of global emissions capped by an ETS has tripled to almost 15 pct covering more than seven gigatons of carbon dioxide. Major ETS reforms have lifted carbon prices in the EU, California, New Zealand and the US Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and ensure these systems drive decarbonization post 2020.
The report also notes efforts to price carbon are progressing in Latin America and subnationals in North America and Mexico will start piloting a mandatory ETS later this year.
Download the full report HERE.
(Source: ICAP, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: ICAP, Jean-Yves Benoit, Dir. Carbon Market, www.icapcarbonaction.com
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For New Jersey to rejoin the group all of the member states -- Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont -- must be in agreement.
(Source: RGGI, Various Media, 26 Feb., 2018)Contact: RGGI, (212) 417-3179, www.rggi.org
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The portfolio consists of two operating solar projects, the 29 MW Futtsu Solar project near Tokyo and the 10 MW Kanagi Solar project located in the Shimane prefecture. The portfolio also includes the 12 MW Otsuki Wind project located in the Kochi prefecture, and the 33 MW Ohorayama Wind project located on the island of Shikoku, and the 122 MW Tsugaru Wind project located in the Aomori prefecture, both of whicf are under construction.
The cash purchase price for the 122 MW Tsugaru Wind project is approximately $194 million, while the cash purchase price for the remaining 84 MW portfolio is approximately $131.5 million.
In addition to the portfolio acquisitions, Pattern Energy also committed to funding the acquisition of a controlling interest in GPI. (Pattern Development 2.0), worth an estimated $27 million. (Source: Pattern Energy Group Inc., PR, 26 Feb., 2018) Contact:
Green Power Investments, www.greenpower.co.jp; Pattern Energy Group, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patternenergy.com
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Kirkland, Quebec-headquartered Targray, one of the largest biofuels marketers and distributors in California, is now the second company in the state to offer a CARB-certified NOx mitigation solution for biodiesel blenders. Beginning in March, Targray will offer its CATANOX additive as part of a fully blended, B20- ready turnkey solution at five fuel terminal locations in Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield and Los Angeles. (Source: Targay, PR, 28 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Targray, (514) 695-8095, www.targray.com; California Air Resources Board, ww2.arb.ca.gov
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The EcoXpert Partner Program is a worldwide network of Schneider Electric trained and certified partners who specialize in power management, building optimization and energy efficiency. Its 3,000 members hail from 40 countries and represent the world's leading system integrators, application providers and technology companies. including Critical Power, Building Management Systems, Lighting & Room Control and Data Connectivity.
EcoXpert BMS Masters develop solutions using EcoStruxure Building, an open, collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart buildings that delivers significantly enhanced value across the building ecosystem. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, 28 Feb., 2018) Contact:
Schneider Electric EcoXpert Partner Program, www.schneider-electric.com/en/partners/ecoxper
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Details of the CaGBC report are HERE. (Source: CaGBC, 28 Feb., 2018)Contact: Canada Green Building Council, Mark Hutchinson, Director of Green Building Programs, (866) 941-1184, email@example.com, www.cagbc.org
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The EPA recognition certifies that buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 pct of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation and other key metrics.
(Source: Stanford University Information Technologies, 28 Feb., 2018) Contact: Stanford Research Computing Center, Scott Prevost, Manager, (650) 721-4040, firstname.lastname@example.org,
https://srcc.stanford.edu; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
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Grupo Piasa is led by Arca Continental and other bottlers of the Mexican Coca-Cola Industry.
(Source: Grupo Piasa, Renewables, 28 fEB., 2018) Contact: Grupo Piasa, www.piasa.com
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The Burtonsville location, which was constructed from the ground up to meet LEED v4 requirements, is ezStorage's 3rd location to receive a LEED certification.
(Source: USGBC, ezStorage Corp., PR, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: ezStorage, (443) 539-3000, www.ezstorage.com; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The new entrants' reserve will initially contain unused allowances from the current 2013-2020 period and 200 million allowances from the market stability reserve. Up to 200 million allowances will be returned to the market stability reserve if not used during the period 2021-2030.
The EU ETS sets a cap on how much CO2 heavy industry and power stations can emit. The total volume of allowed emissions is distributed to companies as permits which can be traded. ETS is a cornerstone of the EU's policy to combat climate change and its key tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively. The EU ETS limits emissions from more than 11.000 heavy energy-using installations and airlines operating between the 28 EU member countries and covers around 45 pct of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions. In 2020, emissions from sectors covered by the system will be 21 pct lower than in 2005. (Source: European Council, 27 Feb., 2018)
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According to Stats NZ, Greenhouse gas emissions measures between 1990 and 2015, the latest year for which figures are available, show emissions increased from 61 million tpy to 76 million tpy.
Stats NZ accounts show both a dramatic rise in the total carbon sequestration occurring in maturing plantation forests and a dramatic drop in new planting from a peak at the start of the period of around 100,000 hectares a year to well under 20,000 hectares annually since 2005. That's in spite of the recognition that plantation forest carbon 'sinks' are one New Zealand's best options to meet its climate change commitments.
To remedy the situation, the government is ramping up a "billion trees" planting programme over the next decade. (Source: Stats NZ, SHARECHAT.co.nz, 29 Feb., 2018)Contact: Statistics New Zealand, www.stats.govt.nz
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The facility will utilize equipment from the joint venture company Shougang LanzaTech to convert industrial waste gas to liquid ethanol with a purity of 99.5 pct and compressed natural gas.
The facility, which is the world's first commercial project of its kind, uses the technology developed by the U.S. biotech company LanzaTech, and is expected to
produce 46,000 tpy of ethanol fuel, 76.5 million tpy of animal feed and 3.3 million cubic meters of compressed natural gas per year.
(Source: Shougang Group, China.org.cn, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: Shougang Group, shougang.com.cn/en; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, email@example.com, www.lanzatech.com
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The project would be an integrated feedstock plantation and process plants complex and include a cane mill and a raw and refined sugar plant of 126,000 tonnes annually. The Bagasse co-generation plant would generate 64 megawatts of power, and include a 2,000 tpy carbon dioxide recovery and bottling plant as well as approximately produce 63,000 tpy of livestock feed from locally grown sugarcane and/or cassava.
(Source: NAN Leadership Ng., , 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: NNPC Group, Dr Maikanti Baru, Managing Dir., www.nnpcgroup.com
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Regulators approved a plan for Consolidated Edison Co. to significantly expand the use of battery storage systems in its service territory by simplifying the process for private owners.
The PSC also allowed larger storage projects to participate in the state's clean-energy program. The decision raises the maximum rated capacity for projects from 2 MW to 5 MW.
The new rules crafted a more straightforward process to allow private energy storage systems to export electricity to ConEd's distribution system.
(Source: New York Public Service Commission, Various Media, Utility Dive, 26 Feb., 2018)Contact: New York Public Service Commission, www.dps.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News New York Public Service Commission, Energy Storage,
The NJ Comfort Partners program, which is funded through New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Clean Energy program, provides eligible homeowners with energy efficient lightbulbs, low-flow showerheads, energy efficient refrigerators and thermostats, insulation upgrades, duct sealing and repair, heating and cooling equipment and comprehensive personalized energy education and counseling.
The energy audit and efficiency measures are provided free of charge by Certified Building Performance Institute contractors. Green Life Energy Solutions of Egg Harbor Township is the local provider and scheduler of the service.
NJ Comfort Partners has assisted 108,000 low- middle-income households since the program started in 2001. The program is available until June 30 or while funds last.
(Source: City of Egg Harbor, SustainableEHC, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: SustainableEHC, www.sustainableehc.org; NJ Comfort Partners, www.njcleanenergy.com; Green Life Energy Solutions, (609) 407-6900, www.greenlifeisgood.com
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Factors propelling the growth of market include electric energy storage for energy arbitrage and increasing investment in modernizing the grid for robust and resilient electricity delivery system.
The report segments the Advance Energy Storage market by technology : mechanical; electrochemical; -- electrical; chemical; biological and others. The report also segments the Advance Energy Storage market by application. The report notes the key players in Advance Energy Storages Market are Alevo, AES, GE, Altair, LG Chem, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd, General Electric Company, and Tesla, Inc., Hitachi,Ltd., Calmac, ABB Ltd. are among others. It also notes that North America represents largest region for the growth of Advance Energy Storages market.
Global Advance Energy Storage Market Outlook, Trend and Opportunity Analysis, Competitive Insights, Actionable Segmentation & Forecast 2024 details are HERE.
Source: Energias Market Research, PR, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: Energias Market Research, Manas Nagi , Bus. Dev., (716) 239-4915, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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Beginning in 2013, Energesco completed exterior LED light upgrades at nine additional FCP apartment properties in St. Charles that have delivered over $95,000 in annual energy costs and earned more than $400,000 in energy rebates.
(Source: Energesco Solutions LLC, 22 Feb., 2018) Contact: Energesco Solutions, William Bennett, CEO, (703) 261-7781, www.energescosolutions.com; FCP, www.fcpdc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energesco Solutions, Energy Efficiency,