The project would include wind turbines, access roads, electrical collection lines, substations, permanent meteorological towers, an operations and maintenance building, and construction staging areas.
As part of the project's Article 10 process, a Preliminary Scoping Statement was filed on March 16, 2018 with the state siting board.
(Source: Heritage Wind, Batavia News, 21 Jan., 2020)
Contact: Apex Clean Energy, 434-220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com; Heritage Wind, (231)935-3659, www.heritagewindenergy.com
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The C-PACE program allows building owners to finance qualifying energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements via a voluntary assessment on their property tax bill.
(Source: Connecticut Green Bank, New Haven Insider, 15 Jan., 2020) Contact: Connecticut Green Bank, Mackey Dykes, VP Financing Programs, 860-563-0015, www.ctgreenbank.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Connecticut Green Bank, C-PACE, Energy Efficiency,
Rebound's IcePoint® technology reportedly uses significantly less energy than traditional methods, improves the freezing efficiency of cooling systems by 35 pct and potentially prevents 681 MMT of greenhouse gas emissions annually from the cooling sector by 2050.
Rebound will use the new capital to install its first industrial-scale systems with food manufacturers and cold storage logistics companies in North America.
The company previously received funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a group of seed investors including PRIME Coalition, Closed Loop Ventures, and Investors' Circle.
About Rebound Technologies.
(Source: Rebound Technologies, PR, 16 Jan., 2020)Contact: Rebound Technologies, Kevin Davies, CEO, www.rebound-tech.com
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The 35 projects received funding across a broad spectrum of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies including LED energy efficient lighting, components of energy education, outreach, community building, R&D and others.
These awards mark the tenth round of Seed Grants from CERTs, totalling over $1.3 million to 393 projects since 2006.
(Source: Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams, Cookston Times, 13 Jan., 2020)Contact: Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams, 612-625-8759, email@example.com, www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
TerraForm has stakes in 2,392MW of wind and 1,674MW of solar PV facilities in the US, Europe, Canada, Chile and Uruguay.
The deal is board, regulatory and other approvals. (Source: Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, WindPower, 13 Jan., 2020)
Contact: Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, Gordon Hicks, CEO, (905) 943-4100, www.brookfieldgis.com;
TerraForm Power, (240) 762-7700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.terraform.com
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The Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund, which is managed by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and the Berks County Community Foundation, will distribute a total of nearly $200,000 in funding ranging from $2,000 to $50,000, depending on the scope of the projects.
Grant funding is prioritized for nonprofits, but commercial and industrial organizations also may apply. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Eligible applicants must be located in and/or serve residents in territory served by Met-Ed or Penelec in Pennsylvania.
(Source: Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Penna., 14 Jan., 2020)
Contact: Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund, www.metedpenelecsef.org; Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, 814-536-7741, www.cfalleghenies.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Eficiency Funding, Energy Efficiency Grants,
A minimum of seven stars under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) -- which rates the energy efficiency of a home based on its design -- exceeds the minimum standards of the National Construction Code, and homes built to this rating require less energy for heating and cooling.
At a later date, Bank Australia is expected extend the discounted loan program to finance green home improvements, including energy monitoring, energy storage systems, solar hot wate, energy efficient air conditioning and others.
(Source: Clean Energy Finance Corp., Domain, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: Clean Energy Finance Corporation, www.cefc.com.au
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Clean Energy Group is a national, nonprofit advocacy organization working on innovative technology, finance, and policy programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change.
Established in 2010 as the nation's first local green bank, NYCEEC is a 501(c)(3) mission-driven lender focused exclusively on energy efficiency and clean energy in buildings.
(Source: Clean Energy Group, Vermont Business, 9 Jan., 2020)
Contact: NYCEC, Jessica Luk, Director of Development, www.nyceec.com;
Clean Energy Group, Robert Sanders, email@example.com, www.cleanenergygroup.org;
Kresge Foundation, www.kresge.org
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OEG is looking to administer approximately $100 million per year -- from private entities like financial institutions or insurance companies looking for investments in energy efficiency projects -- to finance projects under the PACE program,
(Source: Our Energy Guelph, Guelph Mercury Tribune, Jan., 2020)Contact: Our Energy Guelph, Alex Chapman, Exec. Dir., www.ourenergyguelph.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News PACE, Energy Efficiency, Guelph,
The 2016-vintage, 64-turbine wind farm has an overall capacity of 147 megawatts and was constructed by Apex Clean Energy. OMPA, which supplies power to 42 Oklahoma communities, sources 26 pct of its overall power from renewables.
(Source: Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, Edmond Sun, Contact: Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, 405-340-5047, www.ompa.com
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Specific to energy efficiency, the draft legislation aims to improve the efficiency of new and existing buildings, equipment and appliances as well as establishes national energy savings targets for continued improvement of model building energy codes, leading to a requirement of zero-energy-ready buildings by 2030. (Source: Office of Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., Jan., 2020) Contact: Congressman Frank Pallone Jr , Chairman, Energy and Commerce Committee, (202) 225-4671 (202) 225-9665 - fax, https://pallone.house.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Canon City holds roughly 40 pct of the solar garden's subscription capacity and the county has about 15 pct with remaining subscribers in Fremont, Custer and Pueblo counties.
(Source: Black Hills, Carson City Daily Record, Jan., 2019) Contact: Clean Energy Co., 844-232-7253, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cleanenergyco.com; Black Hills Energy, 888-890-5554, www.blackhillsenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Black Hills Energy, Solar Garden, Community Solar,
NB Power had pumped $13 million into the company and reportedly continues to lease a lab space for the company that cost about $20,000 a month.
The company, which claims its "Hydrogen 2.0" technology isolates hydrogen gas from seawater, which can then be burned to create clean energy, failed to prove its technology by a December 31, 2019 deadline.
(Source: NB Power, GlobalNews, 31 Dec., 2019)
Contact: NB Power, Gaetan Thomas, CEO, Marc Belliveau, Communications, (506) 458-4203, www.nbpower.com; JOI Scientific, 209-787-3564,
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Goldman Sachs also noted its commitment to invest $750 billion over the next 10 years in areas that focus on climate transition.
As of the end of 2018, Goldman Sachs had financed $80 billion in clean-energy projects toward its goal of ﬁnancing or investing $150 billion in clean energy by 2025, according to its 2019 annual report and website.
(Source: Goldman Sachs, Petroleum Planet, Alaska Journal of Commerce, 31 Dec., 2019) Contact: Goldman Sachs , John Goldstein, Sustainable Finance Group, 212-902-1000, www.goldmansachs.com
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The order now provides some certainty to solar developers and will provide a transition program until the BPU establishes a new long-term incentive program. (Source: NJ BPU, Dec., 2019)
Contact: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.state.nj.us
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The Hub will advance the Clean Energy DC Plan and the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018, as well as provide education on the District's Building Energy and Green Construction Codes. The Hub will draw from examples such as the New York City Building Energy Exchange, the Vancouver Zero Emission Building Exchange, and BloxHUB in Copenhagen to support the building and building energy efficiency industries.
IMT.org to sign up for updates. (Source: DC.gov, Department of Energy & Environment, Dec., 2019)
Contact: High-Performance Building Hub, Kate Johnson, email@example.com,
IMT, www.imt.org; Clean Energy DC Plan, www.doee.dc.gov › cleanenergydc
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APS will install, operate, and maintain the city's solar photovoltaic system free of charge, and the city will receive a monthly bill credit from APS. The program, which is designed to enable non-residential customers as well as limited- and moderate-income customers take advantage of clean solar energy. The project is scheduled for completion in late January. (Source: City of Sadona, APS Solar Communities, Signals AZ, Dec., 2019) Contact: City of Sedona, www.sedonaaz.gov; APS,
Solar Communities; www.aps.com/solarcommunities,
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ALLETE Clean Energy also developed the 107.5-mw Thunder Spirit wind farm near Hettinger and sold it to Montana-Dakota Utilities in 2015. ALLETE Clean Energy expanded Thunder Spirit to about 155 MW and sold the expansion to MDU in 2018. The company
is also working on the 80-mw South Peak wind site in Montana with plans to bring it online near the end of the year to sell power to NorthWestern Energy. The company's approximately 300-megawatt Diamond Spring wind project in Oklahoma has broken ground and will sell wind power to Walmart, Starbucks and Smithfield Foods. (Contact: ALLETE, Business North, 10 Dec., 2019) Contact: ALLETE, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.allete.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ALLETE CLean Energy, ALLETE, Wind, Renewable Energy,
To that end, Norwegian has partnered with the Oslo-based climate company CHOOOSE to make it easy for customers to offset their carbon footprint as part of the ticketing process.
When first selecting a flight, Norwegian informs customers how its flights' emissions compares to industry average. The CO2 emissions calculation is based on the official methodology of the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Council of Clean Transportation (ICCT) and Norwegian's own flight emissions data. Next, customers are offered a simple option to offset their calculated carbon footprint directly in the checkout process. For customers that opt in, offsetting is then performed through carefully selected CO2-reducing clean energy projects in regions Norwegian flies to. The projects are certified by the UN and the Gold Standard. The Gold Standard also includes contributions to other UN Sustainable Development Goals.
(Source: Norwegian, PR, 5 Dec., 2019) Contact: Norwegian, Geir Karlsen, Acting CEO, www.norwegian.com; CHOOSE, Andreas Slettvoll, CEO, email@example.com,
wwwchooose.today; International Council of Clean Transportation, www.theicct.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Offsetting, Airline Emissiuons, Aviation Emissions,
GCEA is a nonprofit organization with a mission to facilitate investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to reduce carbon emissions.
( Source: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, Dec., 2019) Contact: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, (513) 621-4232,
www.greatercea.org; PACE, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pacenow.org
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The statewide not-for-profit Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC) will act on the city's behalf and will administer the new financing program and provide a list of pre-approved lenders.
Qualifying commercial properties cannot be owned by an individual or single proprietor and cannot be government-owned property. Eligible property owners may be corporations -- both for-profit and not-for-profit -- limited liability companies, partnerships and real estate investment trusts and must be
current in mortgage payments and property taxes. (Source: Buffalo Common Council, Buffalo News, 7 Dec., 2019) Contact: Buffalo Common Council, www.buffalony.gov › Common-Council; C-PACE, (877) 325-1882, www.copace.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News City, C-PACE, Energy Efficiency,
The Case for Carbon Pricing at the NYISO, puts forth clear arguments in favor of Carbon Pricing:
ACENY is a broad coalition dedicated to promoting clean energy, energy efficiency, a healthy environment, and a strong economy for the Empire State, and is New York's premier advocate for the rapid adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. (Source: ACENY, Dec., 2019) Contact: ACENY, Anne Reynolds, Executive Director, 518.432.1405 x222 (o), 518.248.4556 (m), email@example.com, www.aceny.org; NYISO, www.nyiso.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alliance for Clean Energ, NYISOy New York, Carbon Price, Carbon Tax,
"This means squeezing the absolute maximum potential out of every clean energy project that we consider. In the UK and Ireland the perfect blend of clean power from onshore renewables should include a mixture of clean energy technologies.
"The costs for building wind, solar and batteries have reduced considerably in recent years, and they complement each other very well. They perform best at different times of the day and at different times of the year." -- Keith Anderson, ScottishPower, Speaking at COP25 in Madrid.Contact: ScottishPower, Keith Anderson, +44 0 141 614 0000, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, ScottishPower, CO25,
The project will utilize 108 GE wind turbines with 300 megawatts of capacity. The power will be delivered into the Nebraska electrical grid. Project work is underway for completion in September 2020.
Chicago-based Invenergy developed the project. The company owns and operates large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities across North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe. It has developed 150 projects with more than 24,000 megawatts of power capacity. (Source: IEA, PR, reve 3 Dec., 2019) Contact: IEA, JP Roehm, CEO, (800) 688-3775, Andrew Layman, (765) 828-2580, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.iea.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Wind ,
According to the score card, B.C.'s provincial government is charting progress toward 2032, when all new builds will have to be net-zero energy ready and produce as much clean energy as they consume.
In an effort to address energy efficiency, and by extension climate change, Newfoundland recently expanded its home energy savings program, doubling in the last budget year to $2 million in grants to low income households for insulation, hat pumps and other energy efficiency upgrades.
(Source: Efficiency Canada, CBC, 25 Nov., 2019) Contact: Efficiency Canada, Brendan Haley, Policy Director, email@example.com, www.efficiencycanada.org ; Newfoundland Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, www.mae.gov.nl.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Efficiency Canada, Energy Efficiency ,
The program benefits building owners by generating an immediate positive cash flow with no up-front, out-of-pocket expense. C-PACE enables a complete upgrade of the building with eligible energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. At no cost to contractors, C-PACE experts will help identify eligible properties, prepare proposals, and develop, optimize, and present projects incorporating C-PACE financing. (Source: Durango Herald, 24 Nov., 2019) Contact: C-PACE, (877) 325-1882, www.copace.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News C-PACE news, Energy Efficiency news,
The solar PV system will be installed by Naperville-based Bright Life Renewable Energy, LLC. Bright Life initiated the C-PACE application with their client through the IECA,
a not-for-profit organization committed to bringing C-PACE program administration to the Chicagoland area. (Source: Illinois Energy Conservation Authority, PR, RE Journals, Nov., 2019) Contact: Illinois Energy Conservation Authority, www.iecapace.org; C-PACE Alliance, Cliff Kellogg (202) 744-1984, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.c-pacealliance.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News C-PACE, Energy Efficiency,
The OSS program included the creation of four Energy Circuit Rider (ECR) positions and the development of tools and resources. ANCA was awarded the OSS grant in 2015 as part of NYSERDA's Cleaner Greener Communities Program which has assisted 195 North Country communities in completing a variety of clean energy projects including: LED lighting upgrades; building envelope improvements; battery energy storage feasibility studies; net zero design; pellet boiler installations; LED streetlight conversions; electric vehicle charging station installation; solar siting and solar installations.
Starting in 2016, ANCA's ECRs led an outreach campaign through the CEC program, providing technical and financial support for 35 North Country communities and assisted each in the adoption of at least four of ten "high impact action items" determined by the State as important first steps in achieving its clean energy goals.
The first 18 communities to achieve CEC designation were awarded $50K-$250 to complete clean energy projects. To date, 19 North Country municipalities have been designated CEC Communities.
(Source: ANCA, Adirondack Almanac, 24 Nov., 2019) Contact: ANCA, (518) 891-6200 , email@example.com, www.adirondack.org; NYSERDA Designated Clean Energy Communities, www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Clean-Energy-Communities/Designated-Clean-Energy-Communities
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According to the release, TRC-Q currently has projects for analytical organic geochemistry and acid stimulation of wells to improve production, as well as flagship projects related to sustainable development, marine biodiversity biofuels and solar energy
Microalgae is a promising pathway to sustainable Biofuels and TRC-Q is working with QU and universities and research organisations in the Netherlands, France and China to explore biofuels, as an option for limiting transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, according to the release.
(Source: Total Research Centre-Qatar, Gulf Times, 25 Nov., 2019) Contact: Total, www.total.com/en; Total Research Centre-Qatar, Yousef al-Jaber, Dir., www.afaq.total.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Algae news, Microalgae.Biofuel news,
When we reach our goal of 7,500 megawatts, New Jersey's offshore wind infrastructure will generate electricity to power more than 3.2 million homes and meet fifty percent of our state's electric power need." -- NJ Governor Phil Murphy 19 Nov., 2019)
"If the United States is going to compete and win in the 21st century's global clean energy marketplace, ramping up our nation's wind production is going to be absolutely critical. Offshore wind has an important role to play as an untapped, but potentially massive, emerging market in the U.S. that can drive billions of dollars in economic investment and create tens of thousands of American jobs." -- Gregory Wetstone, Pres. & CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy, CNBC, 19 Nov., 2019)
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The city of Ann Arbor has declared a climate emergency and set a goal to make the community carbon-neutral by 2030.
Ypsilanti plans to work with Ann Arbor officials to develop a regional plan.
Washtenaw County allocated $30,000 to hire a consultant to do a greenhouse gas inventory for the county to begin the action plan that could include moving away from fossil fuels, using clean energy, and balancing remaining carbon emissions with offsetting efforts like planting trees to achieve a zero-carbon footprint. (Source: City of Ypsilanti, MLive, 21 Nov., 2019) Contact: City of Ypsilanti, 734-482-1025, www.cityofypsilanti.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon-Neutral, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
These policies, which include a methane emission reduction regulatory framework, an update to the state's building codes, and electricity transmission corridors to transport renewable electricity resources to market -- among many others -- are already beginning to come to fruition. This is only the beginning.
Download the New Mexico Climate Strategy 2019 Report
HERE. (Source: Arizona Climate Action, Las Cruces Sun News, Nov., 2019 Contact: Arizona Climate Action, www.climateaction.state.nm.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cliamte Change, Low-Carbon Energy, Carbon Emissions,
Under the agreement, the developer will scout and develop photovoltaic greenfield projects in Italy with the aim of reaching an aggregate authorized capacity of at least 250 MW over a three-year period. The Developer is currently in various advanced development stages of projects in an aggregate capacity of approximately 100 MW. It is currently estimated by the Developer that projects with an aggregate capacity of approximately 70 MW will achieve "ready to build" status by the end of 2020.
The Framework Agreement provides that when the first project under the Framework Agreement achieves the positive environmental impact assessment, the parties will negotiate the terms of a model lump-sum, turnkey EPC contract and O&M contract, which will be executed with the Developer in connection with all projects acquired under the Framework Agreement.
To date, Ellomay has evaluated numerous opportunities and invested significant funds in the renewable, clean energy and natural resources industries in Israel, Italy and Spain.
(Source: Ellomay Capital Ltd., PR, 19 Nov., 2019) Contact: Ellomay, Ran Fridrich, CEO,
Kalia Weintraub , CFO, +972 (3) 797-1111,
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Shizen has contributed to the development of about 1GW of renewable energy projects in Japan as well as solar PV projects in Brazil, Vietnam and Thailand.
Northland has a net interest in more than 2GW of operational clean energy projects worldwide, including
a 60 stake in the 1,044MW Hai Long offshore wind cluster under development in Taiwan.
(Source: Japanese Wind Power Association, Northland Power, Wind Power Monthly, 18 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Northland Power Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com;Shizen Energy, +81 3-3868-0344, www.shizenenergy.net; Japanese Wind Power Association, www.jwpa.jp
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The King Plains project dates back to 2015 and was originally developed by APEX Clean Energy. South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved the Triple H project this summer. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Engie, Power Eng., 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Vikas Anand, CEO, www.ge.com/renewableenergy;
ENGIE North America, www.engie-na.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy, Wind, ENGIE,
The projects saw 0.41 mw of solar added to the grid. Combined with other efficiency projects, that's expected to shave 47 million kWh off consumers' utility bills while avoiding 23,000 metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere over the lifetime of the upgrades.
PACE financing allows consumers to repay the cost of the upgrades through assessments on their property tax bill.
(Source: Ygrene Energy Fund, Florida Politics, 14 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Ygrene Energy Fund, Rocco Fabiano, Pres., CEO, (866) 634-1358, www.ygrene.com
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For the purpose of allocating energy subsidies, the EU defines biomass as a clean energy source; however, the process of burning wood for electric power production both releases high levels of carbon emissions and contributes to the destruction of forest ecosystems. As forests act as a "carbon sink", absorbing CO2 which would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.
The report, which is based on research provided by economic policy consultancy Trinomics, covers biomass subsidies in 15 EU Member States between 2105 and 2018. Overall in 2017, the 15 Member States assessed for the report spent a total of €6.6 billion in direct subsidies for energy production using biomass. The report identifies Denmark as the highest subsidiser of biomass energy per capita followed by the UK and Germany. their renewable energy subsidies on biomass production.
According to the Burnout: EU Clean Energy Subsidies Lead to Forest Destruction report, "Burning trees for electricity is not renewable and not a viable climate solution. Critically, no EU Member State has formally ruled out burning forest biomass for electricity in the future. That can and should change before we (NRDC) publish our next assessment. In the coming years, we hope and expect that in EU countries where massive biomass industry subsidies have become entrenched, policymakers will redirect this financial support toward genuinely zero-emitting and renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Countries considering new policies and incentives to replace aging fossil fuel-based energy infrastructure, both inside and outside the European Union, must rule out incentives for burning forest biomass instead of or alongside coal." (Source: NRDC, Gov. Europa, 12 Nov., 2019)
Contact: NRDC, Kit Kennedy, Snr. Dir. Climate and Clean Energy Programme, 212.727.2700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nrdc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Resources Defense Council , NRDC, Biomass, Woody Biomass,
The two institutions will cooperate on supporting eligible TDB Member States to access Green Climate Fund resources to enable them to adapt to the changing climate and develop along a low-emission pathway.
The African TDB is a multilateral, treaty-based development financial institution, with assets of $6 billion and the mandate to finance and foster trade, regional economic integration and sustainable development through trade finance, project and infrastructure finance, asset management and advisory services. The Bank supports sustainable development, including the reduction of climate risks and expansion of clean energy -- in line with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
(Source: Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, UN Environment Program, PR, 5 Nov., 2019) Contact: Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, Michael Awori, COO, www.tdbgroup.org; UNEP, www.unenvironment.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News UNEP, Climate Finance, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
HPC4EI is seeking industry partners to work collaboratively with DOE's National Laboratories on projects that use high performance computing (HPC) to solve key technical challenges in the areas of manufacturing and mobility:
Qualifying industry partner must contribute at least 20 pct of the funding for the project. Partners that have been previously funded under HPC4EI must provide at least 33.3 pct of the funding for the project.
Since its inception in 2015, HPC4EI has funded 90 projects with more than 40 companies. (Source: US DOE EERE, PR, Green Car Congress, 5 Nov., 2019) Contact: US DOE EERE, www.energy.gov/eere
More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE EERE, Energy Efficiency,
"This letter is an extraordinary showing of support for the biodiesel tax credit and other clean energy tax policies. What is especially significant is the ideological and geographic diversity of the Democrats who signed this letter. Many of them have very difficult re-election campaigns ahead of them next year. The fact that lawmakers representing places such as Oklahoma City, Upstate New York, Salt Lake City, and Southern California -- areas far from the farming Midwest -- strongly support biofuels incentives underscores the economic and environmental benefits that these clean energy tax extenders bring to their communities. NATSO is grateful to Representatives Abby Finkenauer and Kendra Horn for their continued leadership on this important issue." (Source: NATSO, PR, The Central Virginian, 6 Nov., 2019) Contact: NATSO, David Fialkov, VP Gov. Relations,
Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman,
More Low-Carbon Energy News NATSO, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Tax Credit,
In 2007, Republican President George W. Bush signed bipartisan legislation to phase out inefficient incandescent and halogen light bulbs by 1 January 2020. The first tier of standards (phased in between 2012 and 2014) required light bulbs to use 25 to 30 pct less energy than old-style incandescent bulbs. The second tier was due to become effective in 2020, requiring everyday "general service" light bulbs to use about 65 pct less energy.
The lawsuits contend the Trump administration's DoE acted illegally in reversing its 2-year-old rules expanding the types of bulbs required to become more energy efficient as of 1 January 2020, under a law passed by Congress in 2007.
DOE announced this year that it was reversing that decision even though almost 64,000 comments were registered against the rollback, including 37 major electric utilities serving 55 million customers in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Five lighting companies, and their trade association support the DoE's rollback.
(Source: NRDC, Smart Energy, Nov., 2019) Contact: NRDC, Kit Kennedy, Snr. Dir. Climate and Clean Energy Programme, 212.727.2700, email@example.com, www.nrdc.org
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The wind turbine has been developed by ABS Group and is the first of three ABS-classed, SEMI Submersible Type units that will make up for a total of 25 MWs of floating offshore wind power.
(Source: Principle Power, Smart Energy, 5 Nov., 2019)
Contact: EDP Renovaveis, www.edpr.com, www.edp.com/en/windfloat; Repsol, www.repsol.com; Windplus, Dr. Carsten Meyer, 0421 897 660 0, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.windplus.de; ABS, Christopher J. Wiernicki, CEO, www.abs-group.com; Principle Power, (510) 280- 5180, www.principlepowerinc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Principle Power, ABS Group, Windplus, Repsol, Windfloat Atlantic, Floating Wind, Offshore Wind,
Also in California, the company reports the City of Ontario has inked a 5-year RNG supply contract for roughly 3 million gallons of Redeem™; Nationwide Environmental Services, based in Norwalk, hasinked a 5-year maintenance and RNG supply contract for an anticipated one million gallons of Redeem; the Ccity of Sacramento has contracted for an expected 650,000 gallons of Redeem to fuel approximately 100 solid waste vehicles; Ruan Transportation Management Systems has contracted for an approximate 450,000 gallons of Redeem to fuel an additional 20 CNG tractors for its dairy operations; the City of Commerce has extended its operations and maintenance agreement for six years; and bus and rail service provider Omnitrans has signed a 5-year O&M agreement for two CNG stations that dispense an approximate 4 million gpy of fuel.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. provides natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas (RNG) transportation fuel with a network of approximately 540 stations across North America. The company builds and operates CNG and LNG stations and delivers more CNG, LNG and RNG vehicle fuel than any other company in the U.S., according to the release. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR, 5 Nov., 2019) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, CEO,
949-437-1397, email@example.com, www.CleanEnergyFuels.com
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Review study analysis HERE. (Source: Consumer Energy Alliance, Nov., 2019) Contact: Consumer Energy Alliance, www.consumerenergyalliance.org
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Projects below the performance threshold will be able to choose between a performance pathway, which requires that they document a 20 pct reduction in energy usage over the 5 year compliance period, or complete a prescriptive list of required energy efficiency measures. Under the Act, buildings are required to report energy usage and then meet new standards for energy performance or face fines.
(Source: GlobeSt.com, 4 Nov., 2019) Contact: DC Green Building Advisory Council, Anica Landreneau, (202) 535-2600, doee.dc.gov
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Scout started of construction on Ranchero in January of this year. The completion follows the recently announced commencement of construction on Scout's 180MW Heart of Texas wind farm in McCullough County, Texas. The utility-scale project will incorporate 120, GE 2.5MW wind turbines with 127-meter rotors. Renewable Energy Systems (RES) constructed the project under a balance-of-plant contract.
Scout, a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, is developing a portfolio of over 3,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 10 US states. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR, 31 Oct., 2019) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.scoutcleanenergy.com; Quinbrook, www.quinbrook.com
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Of the total, as much as $10 million will go to two offshore wind technology demonstration projects -- Lake Erie Energy Development Corp (LEEDCo) will deploy innovative sensing technologies for tracking bird activity near wind turbines, while the University of Maine will develop a floating substructure design for a 10 MW -- 12 MW wind turbine and install it at a project off Maine.
Roughly $7 million will support the testing of innovative offshore wind technologies at national-level testing facilities, with the funding to be shared by six projects including Clemson University which is aiming to improve offshore wind turbine nacelle testing. In another project, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Centre in Boston is seeking to upgrade its testing facility to make possible the structural testing of wind turbine blades with lengths of between 85 metres and 120 metres.
Other recipients include Oregon State University of Corvallis for tests on the combined effects of wind and waves on floating offshore wind turbines.
Four of the 13 selected projects will receive a total of $6 million to support rural utilities by developing technologies that integrate wind with other distributed energy resources. (Source: US DOE, 23 Oct., 2019)
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The program allows commercial building owners to obtain low-cost, long-term energy related financing for existing and new construction of commercial, agricultural, industrial and nonprofit properties. Individual property owners would voluntarily sign up to use C-PACE by developing a project with a private lender and developing the repayment terms. A C-PACE lien would transfer upon the sale of the building to the new property owner.
Under the program, counties would use their existing tax collection process to collect the C-PACE assessments or loan repayments, and remit those payments to the program administrator who will remit them to the loan provider.
(Source: Lawrence County Commissioners, New Castle News, 25 Oct., 2019) Contact: C-PACE Alliance, Cliff Kellogg (202) 744-1984, email@example.com, www.c-pacealliance.com
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