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TerraVest Touts RNG, Biogas Capabilities (Ind. Report)
TerraVest Renewables
Date: 2022-05-09
On the Canadian prairies, Calgary-headquartered TerraVest Renewables reports it will offer its integrated clean energy solutions manufacturing capabilities to other renewable energy project developers, to spur industry growth. TerraVest Renewables to produce RNG and alternative fuels. The company has more than a dozen vertically integrated facilities in North America.

According to the company release, Canada harvests only about 14 pct of its biogas and RNG potential through its 279 projects. In the US, more than 2,200 sites represents roughly 15 pct of potential development. There are more than 10,000 biogas operations in Europe, according to the release. (Source: TerraVest Renewables, Website, May, 2022) Contact: TerraVest Renewables, Jason Green, info@terravestrenewables.com, www. terravestrenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News TerraVest Renewables,  Biogas,  RNG,  


Greenbacker Acquires 55 MW Empire State Wind Project (M&A)
Greenbacker
Date: 2022-05-09
In the Empire State, NYC-based Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC is reporting that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, it has purchased the Howard Wind Farm, an operating wind project in Setuben County from the BlackRock Global Renewable Power Fund II. Howard includes an existing renewable energy credit contract with an investment-grade offtaker.

The 55.4 MW Howard project began commercial operation of 2011 and generates sufficient power for roughly 12,500 New York homes a year. The Howard Wind Farm is Greenbacker's first wind asset in New York State.

According to the release, Greenbacker's fleet of sustainable infrastructure projects includes over 2.6 GW of generating capacity (including Howard and assets that are to be constructed). Since 2016, Greenbacker's real assets have produced more than 3.7 million MWh of clean energy and abated over 2.7 million metric tons of carbon. (Source: Greenbacker, Website PR, 5 May, 2022) Contact: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Charles Wheeler, CEO, (646) 720-9463, generalenquires@greenbackerreneableenergy.com, www.greenbackerrenewableenergy.com, www.greenbackercapital.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbacker,  Wind,  BLackrock,  


Biomethane, Biogas Notable Quote -- EC Pres. Ursula von der Leyen

Date: 2022-05-06
"We must become independent from Russian oil, coal and gas. We need to act now to mitigate the impact of rising energy prices, diversify our gas supply for next winter and accelerate the clean energy transition. The quicker we switch to renewables and hydrogen, combined with more energy efficiency, the quicker we will be truly independent and master our energy system." -- Ursula von der Leyen , Pres., European Commissions, Mar, 2022

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas news,  Biomethane news,  EC news,  


Capital Dynamics Snares 18MW Italian Solar Project (Int'l. M&A)
Capital Dynamics,Solar Ventures
Date: 2022-05-06
In the UK, London-headquartered independent global private asset management firm Capital Dynamics and Milan-based Italian solar energy developer Solar Ventures S.r.l are reporting Capital Dynamics' Clean Energy business has acquired a 100 pct equity stake Solar Venture's 18 MW shovel-ready Cliff solar PV project in Sicily, Italy, for an undisclosed price.

The project, which is slated for completion and commercial operations in 2023, will be supported by a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) and, once operational, is expected to generate approximately 37 GWh per year of electricity. (Source: Capital Dynamics, Website PR, May, 2022) Contact: Capital Dynamics, Dario Bertagna, +44 20 7297 0200, 212 798 3400 -- NY Office, www.capdyn.com; Solar Ventures S.r.l, +39 02 762 1241, www.solarventures.it

More Low-Carbon Energy News Capital Dynamics,  Solar,  PV,  Solar Ventures,  


Scout's Blue Sky Solar Project to Supply Comcast (Ind. Report)
Scout Clean Energy, Comcast
Date: 2022-05-04
Boulder,Colorado-headquartered wind and solar energy developer Scout Clean Energy is reporting an agreement under which Comcast / Constellation will purchase power from Scout's Blue Sky Solar project presently being developed in Grundy County, Illinois.

The agreement will allow Comcast to power approximately 12 pct of its U.S. operations and the vast majority of its Greater Chicago Region and Mid-Atlantic operations with energy from the Blue Sky Solar Project.

Comcast, which is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2035 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions, will source 250 MW per year of solar electricity from Blue Sky and reduce its energy consumption related CO2 emissions by nearly 360,000 metric tpy -- equivalent to avoiding the emissions from more than 65,000 homes electricity use for a year. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, Website PR, 2022) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Chad Thompson, 901-331-0779, chad@scoutcleanenergy.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Scout Clean Energy,  Comcast,  Solar,  


Converted Wisconsin AD Facility to Produce RNG (Ind. Report)
EnTech Solutions Inc., Northern Biogas
Date: 2022-05-02
EnTech Solutions Inc., a full-service clean energy solutions provider, reports it has partnered with Northern Biogas, a fully-funded renewable natural gas (RNG) producer, to repurpose a Dane County, Wisconsin anaerobic biodigester facility formerly producing electricity to now produce renewable natural gas (RNG) from area agricultural and dairy wastes.

EnTech Solutions incorporated a renewable energy microgrid at the facility, featuring solar panels and batteries which provide more than 2.8 MW of clean energy generation. The facility will reduce emissions by more than 13,500 metric tpy of carbon dioxide equivalent.

The facility's RNG is trucked to Dane County's landfill offload station where it is injected into the interstate transmission pipeline to be used as renewable fuel to power fleets of RNG vehicles. (Source: EnTech Solutions, April, 2022) Contact: EnTech Solutions Inc., energybyentech.com; Northern Biogas, Dave Fitch, Pres., www.northernbiogas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EnTech Solutions Inc.,  RNG,  Northern Biogas,  


B&V Tapped as Green Hydrogen Hub EPC Provider (Ind. Report)
Black & Veatch , Mitsubishi Power
Date: 2022-05-02
Overland Park, Kansas-headquartered Black & Veatch (B&V) reports it has been selected by Mitsubishi Power Americas and Magnum Development, co-developers of what will be the world's largest industrial green hydrogen production and storage facility, to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for that Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in Delta, Utah.

As previously reported, the new hydrogen hub will convert more than 220 MW of renewable energy daily to 100 metric tons of green hydrogen that will be stored in two salt caverns.

Mitsubishi Power will provide the hydrogen equipment integration, including the 220 MW of electrolyzers, gas separators, rectifiers, medium-voltage transformers and distributed control system.

The hydrogen storage hub will be adjacent to the Intermountain Power Agency's (IPA) IPP Renewed Project and support that 840-MW, hydrogen-capable gas turbine combined cycle power plant presently under construction. That plant initially will run on a blend of 30 pct green hydrogen and 70 pct natural gas starting in 2025, growing to 100 pct hydrogen by 2045. (Source: BV, Website PR, 26 April, 2022) Contact: Black & Veatch Black & Veatch, www.bv.com; Mitsubishi Power, www.power.mhi.com; Intermountain Power Agency, www.ipautah.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Black & Veatch,  Green Hydrogen,  Mitsubishi Power,  


SEIA Comments on Biden Administration Solar Tariffs (Ind. Report)
Solar Energy Industries Association
Date: 2022-04-29
According to a recent survey from the Washington, DC-based Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar installation forecasts for 2022 and 2023 are being cut by 46 pct due to the Biden administration's circumvention case against solar imports from Southeast Asia which will result in a drop of 24 GW of planned solar capacity over the next two years -- more solar than the industry installed in all of 2021.

In addition to the new survey analysis, SEIA collected more than 700 survey responses to capture project-level data and the impact felt by companies. A total of 318 projects accounting for 51 GW of solar capacity and 6 GWh of attached battery storage are being cancelled or delayed. Fully $52 billion of private investment is at risk. In addition, 70 pct of survey respondents report that at least half their solar and storage workforce is at risk and more than 200 companies report that their entire workforce is at risk.

According to the SEIA survey, the gap to reaching President Biden's clean energy goal has never been larger. By 2025, imposition of tariffs will cause solar capacity to fall 75 GW short of the pace needed to reach the president's goal, equal to the size of the entire U.S. solar market prior to 2020. (Source: SEIA, Website, 27 April, 2022) Contact: SEIA, Abigail Ross Hopper, Ceo, Pres., www.seia.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar Energy Industries Association,  Solar,  


Air Products, World Energy Partner on SAF Expansion (Ind. Report)
Air Products, World Energy
Date: 2022-04-27
Pennsylvania-based hydrogen supplier Air Product reports it is partnering with World Energy for a new $2 billion expansion project at World Energy's sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production and distribution hub in Paramount, LA County, California. The facility is the world's first commercial scale and North America's only SAF production facility. With the expansion, the facilitys capacity will jump to 340 million gpy.

Under the conditions of their long-term, take-or-pay agreement, s Air Products will construct, own and operate a new hydrogen plant and renewable fuels manufacturing facilities will be operated by World Energy. The project is scheduled to come on-line in 2025.

As part of the agreement, Air Products has extended its Southern California hydrogen pipeline network to supply hydrogen to the existing World Energy facility and to further increase supply reliability for all of Air Products' hydrogen pipeline network customers in Southern California. The expanded pipeline network will also enable Air Products to provide low-or-zero-carbon hydrogen in the future. Air Products and World Energy will collaborate on innovations to transition to green hydrogen inputs, further reducing the carbon intensity of the fuels it produces.

According to its website, "Air Products is a first mover in the hydrogen energy transition and has already announced and begun several large mega-projects in the U.S. and around the world." In 2021, Air Products announced a $4.5 billion clean energy complex to be built in Louisiana to produce over 750 million standard cubic fpd of blue hydrogen. The Louisiana project followed an earlier 2021 announcement of a multi-billion-dollar net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and a previous 2020 announcement of the multi-billion-dollar green hydrogen/ammonia production facility joint venture in NEOM, Saudi Arabia powered by renewable energy for the production and export of carbon-free hydrogen to global transportation markets, according to the release. (Source: Air Products, PR, 25 April, 2022)Contact: Air Products, Robert Tikovsky, VP Process Gases, www.airproducts.ca; World Energy, Gene Gobolys, Pres., 617-889-7300, Fax --617-887-2411, info@worldenergy.net, www.worldenergy.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Products,  World Energy,  SAF,  Biofuel,  Hydrogen,  


$300Mn Earmarked for Canadian Clean Energy Projects (Ind. Report)
Natural Resources Canada
Date: 2022-04-27
In Ottawa, Natural Resources Canada is reporting the Canadian government has earmarked an additional $300 million for clean/renewable energy projects in indigenous, rural and remote Canadian communities.

This funding, which is available over five years until 2027, is part of Canada's Strengthened Climate Plan which was announced at the end of 2020. The Plan is intended to help communities launch clean heat and power projects such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and biomass and energy efficiency measures. (Source: Natural Resources Canada, PR, 25 April, 2022)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Resources Canada news,  


GE Renewable Energy Reducing Carbon Footprint with Wind PPA (Int'l.
GE Renewable Energy,Forestalia
Date: 2022-04-22
GE Renewable Energy is reporting its first European Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Madrid-based partner Forestalia for power from Forestalia's new 21 MW wind farm in El Coto, Zaragoza, Spain. The wind farm is expected to come online in June 2023.

Through the PPA, GE Renewable Energy will source clean energy that corresponds to more than 60 pct of its facilities' electricity consumption in Europe.

The 12-year fixed price PPA is a key component of GE's plan to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2030. GE Renewable Energy has 240 sites in Europe. This PPA addresses 9 pct of GE Renewable Energy's global MWh consumption. This is the sixth green PPA signed by GE Renewable Energy to power its own operations from new renewable energy. The company has also facilitated several PPAs to major off-take's purchasing wind power generated by GE Cypress turbines, according to the release. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 20 April, 2022) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy; Forestalia, +34 976 30 84 49, www.forestalia.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Carbon Footprint,  Forestalia,  


"Climate Change is the Problem, Clean Energy is the Solution" -- Notable Quote

Date: 2022-04-22
Eileen Claussen is a former U.S. diplomat and senior climate and energy policy advisor to U.S. Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Security Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and its successor, the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions.


ALLETE Nails Solar Developer New Energy Equity Acquisition (M&A)
ALLETE, New Energy Equity
Date: 2022-04-15
Duluth, Minnesota-based ALLETE Inc. is reporting closure on its previously announced $155.5 million acquisition of Maryland-based solar energy developer and specialist New Energy Equity .

New Energy Equity has completed more than 250 distributed solar projects of more than 330 MW nationwide and has a development pipeline of about 2 GW across 26 states over the next three years.

In addition to its electric utilities, Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power of Wisconsin, ALLETE owns ALLETE Clean Energy, based in Duluth; New Energy Equity, based in Annapolis, Maryland; and BNI Energy in Bismarck, N.D.; and has an 8 pct equity interest in the American Transmission Co.,, according to the release. (Source: ALLETE, PR, Website, 14 Apr., 2022) Contact: ALLETE Clean Energy, www.alletecleanenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News New Energy Equity,  ALLETE,  Solar,  


Enel Secures €600Mn for Latin American Green Projects (Int'l.)
Enel Group
Date: 2022-04-11
Rome-headquartered Enel S.p.A., multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, reports it has secured a €600 million facility from the European Investment Bank (EIB) backed by a guarantee from Italian financial insurance company Sace for green investments in Latin America.

Of the total, &euro:119 million ($130 million) is earmarked 300 MW of wind and solar projects in Latin America. The remaining funds are to support Enel's renewable energy generation and power distribution projects in Brazil and Colombia which are expected to generate around 2307 GWh of clean energy each year, equivalent to the annual consumption of 1.32 million households. The facility is subject to Enel achieving its target for direct greenhouse gas emissions (scope one), measured in grams of CO2eq/kWh, equal to or below 148 gCO2eq/kWh by 2023. (Source: Enel, PR April, 2022) Contact: Enel Group, Salvatore Bernabei, CEO, www.enelgreenpower.com, www.enel.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Group. Renewable,  EIB Energy,  Green Energy,  


Active Energy Offloading N.C. CoalSwitch Pellet Site (Ind. Report)
Active Energy
Date: 2022-04-04
London, UK-headquartered CoalSwitch clean energy pellet developer Active Energy Group (AEG) reports it will sell its Lumberton, North Carolina facility to U.S.-based commercial real estate firm Phoenix Investors, for $4.65 million. AEG will use the sale proceeds of the sale, which is expected to close in June, this year, to further develop its Ashland, Maine facility which began productin in June, 2021.

The CoalSwitch product is made from woody biomass including pulp and saw mill by-products such as bark, sawdust and thinning, and wood which is over-age, under-quality, blow-down, beetle-kill, forest-fire damaged, or industrial waste. CoalSwitch can be burned by old, coal-fired generation facilities without the need for a retrofit. (Source: Active Energy, PR, Website, April, 2022) Contact: AEG, Michael Rowan, CEO, +44 0 204 566 5090, info@aegplc.com, www.aegplc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy ,  CoalSwitch,  


B&W, Kiewit, Fidelis Touting Louisiana BECCS Project (Ind. Report)
B&W, Kiewit, Fidelis
Date: 2022-04-04
Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) reports it is partnering with Kiewit Industrial to deliver Fidelis New Energy's planned 200-MW, net -negative carbon impact biomass plant and carbon capture (BECCS) project in Port of Greater Baton Rouge. Louisiana.

The planned "Project Cyclus", which will use wood chips, wood waste, bagasse or "other opportunity fuels", to provide power for Houston-Headquartered Fidelis's 73,000 bpd sustainable aviation fuel, (SAF) renewable diesel, green hydrogen production facility.

Fidelis will sequester the biogenic CO2 in a carbon sink developed and secured by its subsidiary, Capio Sequestration, LLC according to a previously announced operating agreement between Capio and the State of Louisiana. B&W will provide engineering, design, equipment and technology services to support the development of the biomass-fueled plant that will produce clean energy with a net-negative carbon impact of over 2 million tpy. (Source: Fedelis New Energy, Website PR, 31 Mar., 2022) Contact: Fidelis New Energy, Dan Shapiro, CEO, (832) 551-3300 , info@fidelisinfra.com, www.fidelisinfra.com; Kiewit Industrial, www.kiewit.com/markets/industrial; Capio SequestrationLLC, www.fidelisinfra.com/project/capio-sequestration

More Low-Carbon Energy News B&W,  Kiewit,  Fidelis,  Biomass,  Carbon Capture,  CCS,  BECCS,  


Fluence, TECO Partner on Taiwan Renewable Energy Storage (Int'l.)
Fluence, TECO
Date: 2022-04-04
Taipei, Taiwan-headquartered Fluence Energy, Inc. a leading global provider of energy storage products and services, and digital applications for renewables and storage is reporting plans to partners with TECO Group to participate in Taiwan’s energy storage market by offering battery-based energy storage systems for offshore wind, solar PV and work together towards the goal of net-zero carbon emissions.

The two firms have been cooperating in Taiwan's energy storage market since 2020. Fluence was established in January 2018 as a joint venture between Siemens and The AES Corporation to bring innovation to modern power infrastructure. With a presence in 30 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider.

In recent years, TECO Group has continued to actively deploy related fields of net zero carbon emissions, including offshore wind, solar PV, and energy storage systems. In the past three years, TECO has undertaken large-scale mechanical and electrical engineering cases of more than 10 billion TWDs, of which the deployment of onshore substations for offshore wind is about 2 GW. (Source: Fluence Energy Website PR, 3 Mar., 2022) Contact: Fluence Energy, Jan Teichmann, Pres. Asia Pacific, Lexington May, Sr. Manager, Investor Relations, 713-909-5629, InvestorRelations@fluenceenergy.com, www.fluenceenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fluence,  TECO,  


Traverse Wind Energy Center Now Online (Ind. Report)
American Electric Power
Date: 2022-04-01
Columbus, Ohio-headquartered American Electric Power (AEP) reports the 998-MW (MW) Traverse Wind Energy Center, the largest single wind farm built at one time in North America and one of the largest wind facilities worldwide, is now delivering power to customers in Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

With 356 turbines, Traverse is expected to generate 3.8 million megawatt-hours annually for AEP's Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) and Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) customers in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The 356-turbine facility spans Blaine and Custer counties in north central Oklahoma. Traverse is the third and final wind project to compose the North Central Energy Facilities, which provide 1,484 MW of clean energy and will save customers an estimated $3 billion in electricity costs over the next 30 years. (Source: AEP. Website PR, 21 Mar., 2022) Contact: AEP, www.aep.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News American Electric Power news,  Wind news,  


"Climate Change is the Problem -- Clean Energy is the Solution." -- Eileen Claussen.
Climate Change, Clean Energy
Date: 2022-03-23
Eileen Claussen is a former U.S. diplomat and senior climate and energy policy advisor to U.S. Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Security Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and its successor, the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions.

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change news,  Clean Energy news,  


AEG CoalSwitch Pellet Production FSC Certified (Ind. Report)
Active Energy Group
Date: 2022-03-21
London, UK-headquartered Active Energy Group (AEG) is reporting receipt of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) "chain of custody and controlled wood certification compliance standards" for its CoalSwitch™ clean energy pellets made from forestry woody biomass.

Recently, AEG announced that independent testing of CoalSwitch in the US found the fuel reduces pollutants including ash, nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide when co-fired with coal. AEG also reported that CoalSwitch outperforms existing biomass-based white pellets.

The process of attaining FSC certification included rigorous audits by the independent accredited certification body, SCS Global Services. AEG's certification to FSC standards confirms the production of CoalSwitch will use forest-based materials from responsible sources and that the company's suppliers have committed to the strictest standards governing forest management. (Source: Active Energy Group (AEG), Website PR, 17 Mar., 2022) Contact: AEG, Michael Rowan, CEO, +44 0 204 566 5090, info@aegplc.com, www.aegplc.com; Forest Stewardship Council, www.fsc.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Active Energy Group,  Woody Biomass,  Biomass Pellet,  CoalSwitch,  


Switch Power Offloading Stake in Alberta Solar Partnership (M&A)
Switch Power ,Solarnet
Date: 2022-03-18
Calgary, Alberta-based independent power producer Switch Power Corp. is reporting a definitive agreement with Solarnet Investment Canada Ltd, a unit of Germany's Goldbeck Solar Group, to sell its 50 percent stake in PACE Canada LP on undisclosed terms.

PACE Canada, an equal partnership between Switch and UK developer Pathfinder Clean Energy, is developing four solar projects, named Joffre, Youngstown, Hanna and Caroline, Alberta. The Joffre and Youngstown projects recently obtained Alberta Utilities Commission power plant approval. Procurement and construction are slated to get underway this spring. Pathfinder will retain its one-half stake in PACE Canada and continue the development of the projects with Solarnet, according to the release. (Source: Switch Power Corp., PR, 17 Mar., 2022) Contact: Switch Power Corporation, info@switchpower.ca, www.switchpower.ca; Solarnet Investment Canada Ltd., + 49 (0) 6201-710 3099, www.solarnet.energy; Pathfinder Clean Energy, PACE Canada LP, +44 (0 )20 7127 4542 info@pathfinderce.com, www. pathfinderce.com , www.pacecanadalp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Switch Power ,  Solar,  Solarnet,  


Biomethane, Biogas Notable Quote -- EC Pres. Ursula von der Leyen
Ursula von der Leyen
Date: 2022-03-16
"We must become independent from Russian oil, coal and gas. We need to act now to mitigate the impact of rising energy prices, diversify our gas supply for next winter and accelerate the clean energy transition.

"The quicker we switch to renewables and hydrogen, combined with more energy efficiency, the quicker we will be truly independent and master our energy system." -- Ursula von der Leyen , Pres., European Commissions, Mar, 2022

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ursula von der Leyen ,  Biomethane,  Biogas,  


"Climate Change is the Problem -- Clean Energy is the Solution." -- Eileen Claussen

Date: 2022-03-11
Eileen Claussen is a former U.S. diplomat and senior climate and energy policy advisor to U.S. Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Security Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and its successor, the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions


MCE Submits $188Mn Energy Efficiency Business Plan

Date: 2022-03-11
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. –headquartered MCE filed a business plan with the California Public Utilities Commission to invest $188 million from 2024 to 2031 in energy efficiency and demand management programs to benefit customers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support grid resiliency. The eight-year plan comprehensively addresses the needs of MCE’s agricultural, commercial, industrial, public agency, and residential customers. MCE designed new equity programs to provide energy efficiency and electrification benefits to households and businesses in environmental justice communities in MCE’s service area Benefits include reducing energy bills, improving environmental health, and supporting critical workforce development.

MCE’s plan outlines a holistic vision of energy efficiency that advances decarbonization, improves grid reliability, delivers energy savings, and provides community benefits. MCE combines traditional energy efficiency approaches with meter-measured and performance-based strategies, strategic energy management education, load shaping and demand response measures, building electrification measures, and an optimized layering of related clean energy programs to provide significant benefits to its customers and the grid.

MCE estimates this $188 million plan will permanently reduce 192,473 MWh of energy consumption and provide over $148 million in benefits between 2024 and 2031. MCE is a groundbreaking, not-for-profit, public agency that has been setting the standard for clean energy in our communities since 2010. MCE offers more renewable power at stable rates, significantly reducing energy-related greenhouse emissions and enabling millions of dollars of reinvestment in local energy programs. MCE is a load-serving entity supporting a 1,200 MW peak load. MCE provides electricity service and innovative programs to more than 540,000 customer accounts and more than one million residents and businesses in 37 member communities across four Bay Area counties: Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, and Solano. (Source: MCE, PR, 7 Mar., 2022) Contact: MCE, (888) 632-3674, nfo@mceCleanEnergy.org, www.mceCleanEnergy.org


MCE Submits $188Mn Energy Efficiency Business Plan

Date: 2022-03-09
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. –headquartered MCE filed a business plan with the California Public Utilities Commission to invest $188 million from 2024 to 2031 in energy efficiency and demand management programs to benefit customers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support grid resiliency. The eight-year plan comprehensively addresses the needs of MCE’s agricultural, commercial, industrial, public agency, and residential customers.

MCE designed new equity programs to provide energy efficiency and electrification benefits to households and businesses in environmental justice communities in MCE’s service area Benefits include reducing energy bills, improving environmental health, and supporting critical workforce development.

MCE’s plan outlines a holistic vision of energy efficiency that advances decarbonization, improves grid reliability, delivers energy savings, and provides community benefits. MCE combines traditional energy efficiency approaches with meter-measured and performance-based strategies, strategic energy management education, load shaping and demand response measures, building electrification measures, and an optimized layering of related clean energy programs to provide significant benefits to its customers and the grid.

MCE estimates this $188 million plan will permanently reduce 192,473 MWh of energy consumption and provide over $148 million in benefits between 2024 and 2031. MCE is a groundbreaking, not-for-profit, public agency that has been setting the standard for clean energy in our communities since 2010. MCE offers more renewable power at stable rates, significantly reducing energy-related greenhouse emissions and enabling millions of dollars of reinvestment in local energy programs. MCE is a load-serving entity supporting a 1,200 MW peak load. MCE provides electricity service and innovative programs to more than 540,000 customer accounts and more than one million residents and businesses in 37 member communities across four Bay Area counties: Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, and Solano. (Source: MCE, PR, 7 Mar., 2022) Contact: MCE, (888) 632-3674, nfo@mceCleanEnergy.orgwww.mceCleanEnergy.org


"Climate Change is the Problem -- Clean Energy is the Solution." -- Eileen Claussen
Climate Change
Date: 2022-03-09
Eileen Claussen is a former U.S. diplomat and senior climate and energy policy advisor to U.S. Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Security Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and its successor, the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions


Aypa Power Acquiring 100MW BESS Project in Virginia (Ind. Report)
Aypa Power, Clackstone, NRStor
Date: 2022-03-04
Blackstone portfolio company Aypa Power LLC -- fka NRStor C&I -- is reporting an agreement to purchase Charlottesville, Virginia-based East Point Energy's 100MW Yadkins battery energy storage (BESS) project in Chesapeake, Virginia. Torninto, Ontario-based Aypa is a battery-storage focused investment company, and has built a 10GW pipeline in North America since entering the sector in 2018.

The Virginia Clean Economy Act calls for the Old Dminion State to reach 100 pct clean energy by 2050 and targets 3.1 GW of energy storage to be deployed by utilities by 2035. (Source: AYPA, Website PR, Mar., 2022) Contact: AYPA Power LLC, www.aypa.com; East Point Energy, 434-465-6210, www.eastpointenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aypa Power,  Clackstone,  NRStor,  BESS,  Energy Storage,  East Point Energy,  


DOE Announces Pledges from 90+ Organizations to Slash Emissions by 50 pct Within Decade (Ind. Report Attached)
US DOE
Date: 2022-03-04
In Washington, the U.S. DOE has announced a commitment from over 90 companies and organizations to reduce their carbon emissions by 50 pct by 2030 through DOE's Better Climate Challenge. This national public-private partnership calls on organizations nation-wide to set bold, portfolio-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and share their innovative solutions and best practices with partners and across industries. To that end, DOE will provide technical assistance and convene peer-to-peer exchanges to facilitate solution sharing across their facilities and fleets. Inaugural partners in the Better Climate Challenge include IKEA Retail U.S., Hilton, Harley-Davidson, the Cleveland Clinic, and the State of Maryland and others. Public-private partnerships like the Better Climate Challenge are key to reaching a net-zero emissions economy by 2050 through an equitable clean energy transition.

DOE's Better Climate Challenge partners have committed to reducing their enterprise-wide greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 pct within 10 years without the use of offsets. Partners will work with DOE to provide annual updates while working collaboratively to identify pathways and key areas for collaboration and improvement. By taking on this goal for their buildings and factories, partners in the Better Climate Challenge are helping the nation meet its economy-wide goal of a 50 pct reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. If all organizations in the commercial, public, and industrial sectors reduced their U.S. GHG emissions by 50 pct, it would save nearly 1.5 billion metric tpy of CO2e, more than the emissions from every home in the country.

DOE's Better Climate Challenge builds on over a decade of experience working with partners to set portfolio wide goals and to address barriers to greater energy efficiency though the Better Buildings Initiative. More than 950 organizations work with DOE as part of the Better Buildings Initiative and have shared more than 3000 innovative approaches and strategies for accelerating the adoption of energy efficient technologies and practices.

Download DOE Better Climate Challenge details HERE . (Source: US DOE, 28 Feb., 2022)

More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE,  GHG,  Carbon Emissions,  


Luminia Launches Sustainability Financing Platform (Ind. Report)
Luminia
Date: 2022-03-02
San Diego-based Luminia -- fka SD Renewables -- has launched a suite of novel financing solutions and an advanced technology platform enabling more commercial properties to access a full range of sustainability improvements.

Luminia offers first-of-its-kind financing solutions paired with its proprietary technology platform to provide swift access to a suite of sustainability improvements, including solar, electric vehicle charging stations and other energy efficiency upgrades. Partners can now utilize Luminia's Clean Energy PPA® Credit Based PPA or C-PACE financing to provide commercial property owners financing without any money down, or any corporate or personal guarantees, to increase net operating income and asset value.

Through the Luminia platform, partners can perform on-the-spot pricing and proposals, instant property pre-qualification and a property and portfolio analysis that results in higher volume of customer originations, decreased sales cycle time, and less friction to close transactions. (Source: Lumina, PR, 1 Mar., 2022) Contact: Lumina, www.luminia.io

More Low-Carbon Energy News Luminia,  Energy Efficiency,  PACE,  Energy Efficiency Financing,  


Iberdrola Investing $10Bn in Mass. Offshore Wind Projects (Funding)
Iberdrola
Date: 2022-02-25
Madrid, Spain-headquartered multinational utility Iberdrola's renewable energy group reports it will invest more than $10 billion in the development of three U.S. offshore wind complexes in the Bay State, including:

  • Iberdrola is developing 2,800 MW of offshore wind in three different projects and is developing an interconnection line with a capacity of 1,200 MW to transport hydroelectric power from Canada. Together, Iberdrola's projects will meet 35 pct of the Bay State's electricity demand with clean and competitive energy.

  • Construction recently began on 800-MW Vineyard Wind One off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, will generate enough wind power to meet the demand of more than 400,000 homes.

  • Avangrid was also awarded a contract for the Commonwealth Wind offshore wind farm in Massachusetts in December. The 1,232 MW project, New England's largest offshore wind project to date, will involve a $4 billion investment. Also under development in the same area is Park City Wind, an 804 MW project that will supply clean energy to customers in Connecticut, while revitalizing the Port of Bridgeport, home to the operation and maintenance office and warehouse for the components for construction. The project is expected to be completed in 2027.

    Iberdrola is one of the largest electric power groups in the U.S. with assets of $40 billion, close to 10,000 MW of renewable energy capacity and a presence in 25 states. (Source: Iberdrola, Website PR, 16, Feb., 2022) Contact: Iberdrola, www.iberdrola.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Offshore Wind,  Vineyard Wind,  Avingrid,  


  • EDPR, Sunseap to Establish Singapore Asia-Pacific HQ (Int'l. Report)
    EDPR, Sunseap
    Date: 2022-02-25
    EDP Renewables , the world's fourth largest renewable energy producer, is reporting all pending regulatory conditions have been met for its previously announced S$1.1 billion acquisition of a 91 pct stake in Sunseap, the largest distributed solar power operator and the fourth largest solar power operator in Southeast Asia. EDPR also plans to invest S$10 billion by 2030 in creating a clean energy hub amd headquarters for the APAC region out of Singapore.

    The two firms will seek wind and energy projects as well as opportunities for co-operation in energy storage and green hydrogen, among others, across the Asia Pacific region. (Source: EDP Renewable, Website PR, 24 Feb., 2022) Contact: EDP Renewables, www.edpr.com; Sunseap, +65 6816 1000, www.sunseap.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDPR,  Sunseap ,  Renewable Energy Wind,  Solar,  


    Texas Green Hydrogen/Fuels Hub MoU Announced (Ind. Report)
    Apex Clean Energy
    Date: 2022-02-23
    Charlottesville, Virginia-headquartered Apex Clean Energy, LLC, EPIC Midstream Holdings, the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) and funds managed by Ares Management Corporation are reporting a nonbinding MoU to explore the development of a green hydrogen/green fuels production, storage, transportation, and export "hub" at the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas.

    The proposed project would produce green hydrogen and other derivative green fuels on a commercial scale with additional scale possible by decade's end.

    Apex expects to utilize its wind and solar projects currently in development in Texas to power facilities producing green hydrogen and derivative green fuels products. In addition, EPIC will consider leveraging its pipeline construction and operating expertise to accelerate the development of a new, dedicated green fuels pipeline. The project would also endeavor to leverage and develop existing and new storage, processing, and export infrastructure sited on real estate owned by PCCA, according to the release.

    The nonbinding MOU marks the second significant milestone for Apex in the green hydrogen sector, following the 2021 announcement of a 345 MW wind power purchase agreement and development services agreement for a hydrogen production facility, also located in Texas, according to the Apex release. (Source: Apex Clean Energy, Website PR, 22 Feb., 2022) Contact: Apex Clean Energy, Mark Goodwin, Pres., CEO, 434.220.7595, Fax: 434.220.3712, info@apexcleanenergy.com, www.apexcleanenergy.com; CEO Ares Management Corp., www.aresmgmt.com; Port of Corpus Christi Authority, 361-882-5633, www.portofcc.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Apex Clean Energy,  Green Hydrogen,  


    Fluence Supplies Energy Storage to Irish Solar Project (Int'l.)
    Fluence Energy, Greencoat
    Date: 2022-02-23
    Arlington, Virginia-headquartered global clean energy storage specialist Fluence Energy Inc. reports the delivery of a 10.8 MW battery-based energy storage system to Dublin, Ireland-based Greencoat Renewables PLC's Killala Community Wind Farm in County Mayo. Ireland. The project, which is Greencoat's first investment in energy storage technologies, is now in commissioning stage.

    Fluence Energy is a Siemens and AES Corporation joint venture. (Source: Fluence, Website PR, 21 Feb., 2022) Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Ben Brooks, Proj. Mgr., +44 20 7832 9400 -- London, +44 20 7832 9400 -- Dublin, www.greencoat-capital.com; Fluence Energy, Joanna Spirodek Regional Marketing Manager, +49 1728 662155, Joanna.Spirodek@fluenceenergy.com, www.fluenceenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Fluence,  Fluence Energy,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  Greencoat,  Community Solar,  Solar+Storage,  


    DOE Investing $150Mn in Energy Transition, Climate Projects (Funding)
    US DOE
    Date: 2022-02-23
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will invest $150 million in research projects focused on advancing clean energy technologies. The open funding is specifically for research projects focused on increasing energy efficiency and curbing carbon emissions from energy technologies and manufacturing. It will support research underpinning DOE's Energy Earthshots Initiatives, which set goals for improvements in clean energy tech within a decade.

    The funding includes hydrogen, long duration energy storage, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and is fundamental to the climate solutions for President Biden's goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The funding will support an array of research topics including new clean energy approaches. This research is foundational to the development of solar and nuclear energy technologies, storage, carbon capture, novel manufacturing processes, and the use of critical minerals.

    The funding will also support research underpinning DOE's Energy Earthshots Initiatives, including: the Hydrogen Shot, which aims to decrease the cost of producing hydrogen; the Long Duration Storage Shot, which seeks to reduce the cost and increase the duration of grid-scale storage; and the Carbon Negative Shot, which targets the decrease of costs to remove and durably store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

    Applications are open to all accredited U.S. colleges and universities, national laboratories, nonprofits, and private sector companies. Total funding is up to $150 million, with up to $50 million in the fiscal year 2022. (Source: US DOE, Feb., 2022) Contact: Energy Earthshots Initiative, www.energy.gov/policy/energy-earthshots-initiative; DOE Carbon Negative Shot, www.energy.gov/fecm/carbon-negative-shot

    More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE,  CCS,  Clean Energy,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  


    Altus Power, Heliene Partner on Solar Module Manuf. (Ind. Report)
    Altus Power, Heliene
    Date: 2022-02-21
    Stamford, Conn.-based clean electrification specialist Altus Power, Inc. and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada-based solar module supplier Heliene Inc. are reporting a three-year partnership to support solar module manufacturing in the United States.

    Under the terms of a three-year strategic supply agreement, Altus Power will have the option to purchase up to 250 MW of high efficiency solar modules from Heliene, and has committed to invest up to $5 million in Heliene as part of that company's anticipated initial public capital raise .

    Heliene delivers competitively priced, high performance solar modules precisely when and where customers need them to accelerate North America's clean energy transition. Founded in 2010, Heliene is recognized as a highly bankable Tier 1 module manufacturer and has production facilities located in Ontario, Minnesota and Florida, according to the company website. (Source: Altus Power, PR, Feb., 2022) Contact: Heliene Inc., 705-575-6556 Fax: +1 705-575-4432 www.heliene.com; Altus Power Inc., Greg Felton, Co-CEO, (203) 698 0090, (203) 661 2797 -- fax, Gregg.felton@altuspower.com, www.altuspower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Altus Power,  Heliene,  Solar ,  


    Veolia Plans Emissions-Cutting French Biomass Project (Int'l.)
    Solvay, Veolia
    Date: 2022-02-18
    Brussels-based chemicals producer Solvay SA and Veolia Environnement SA are reporting the launch of a €225 million project aimed at replacing coal with biogas for the production of clean energy at Solvay's soda-ash plant at Dombasle , France.

    The new facility, which will be constructed by Solvay and operated by Veolia, is expected to cut the plant's CO2 emissions by 50 pct when fully operational in 2024.

    Veolia, one of the world's largest biogas energy producers, aims to maximize the recovery of biogas in the form of biomethane and to develop more green energy production capacity to help combat climate change, according to the company.(Source: Solvay SA, PR, DJ 16 Feb., 2022) Contact: Solvay Ventures, www.solvay.com/en/innovation/solvay-ventures; Veolia, Estelle Brachlianoff, CEO, Investor Relations: + 33 1 85 57 84 76 / 84 80 , investor-relations@veolia.com, www.veolia.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solvay,  Veolia,  GHG,  Carbon Emissions,  CO2 Biomass,  


    "Climate Change is the Problem -- Clean Energy is the Solution." -- Eileen Claussen.
    Carbon Emissions
    Date: 2022-02-18
    Eileen Claussen is a former U.S. diplomat and senior climate and energy policy advisor to U.S. Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Security Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and its successor, the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions.


    "Climate Change is the Problem -- Clean Energy is the Solution." -- Eileen Claussen.

    Date: 2022-02-18
    Eileen Claussen is a former U.S. diplomat and senior climate and energy policy advisor to U.S. Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Security Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and its successor, the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions.


    Schneider Electric Snares EnergySage (Ind. Report, M&A)
    EnergySage, Schneider Electric
    Date: 2022-02-18
    Boston-headquartered EnergySage reports energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has purchased a controlling stake in EnergySage to help accelerate a shared vision for transforming the clean energy market.

    The acquisition will give EnergySage the needed resources to speed up growth and product innovation as well as growing its rooftop solar and community solar solutions and high-efficiency HVAC, smart home devices, and other clean energy products and services. (Source: Energy Sage, PR, 17 Feb., 2022) Contact: Energy Sage, Vikram Aggarwal, CEO, www.energysage.com; Schneider Electric, Vicki True, 774-613-1158, vicki.true@se.com, www.se.com, twitter.com/SchneiderElec

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EnergySage,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  Solar,  Schneider Electric ,  


    Xcel Energy Carbon Reduction Plan Minn. PUC Approved (Ind. Report)
    Xcel Energy
    Date: 2022-02-16
    Minneapolis-headquartered Xcel Energy reports the Minnesota Public Utilities commission (PUC) has approved its plan to reduce carbon emissions from electricity provided to its Upper Midwest customers by more than 85 pct compared to 2005 levels by 2030. Xcel Energy's Upper Midwest system serves customers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Key elements of the plan include:
  • Retiring all Upper Midwest coal plants by 2030.

  • Dramatically increasing wind and solar energy, building 2,150 MW of new wind and 2,500 MW of new solar by 2032. The plan also includes an additional approximately 1,100 MW of renewables beyond 2035

  • Extending the generation of carbon-free nuclear energy at the company's Monticello plant an additional 10 years to 2040.

  • Building on the company's successful energy efficiency programs to help customers save energy and money and working with customers on new demand response options to manage energy load.

  • New transmission infrastructure to connect more clean energy to the grid, re-using important grid connections near coal plants as they close and helping ensure reliable service for customers.

    Some elements of the approved plan will require further PUC approvals in the coming months and years. As the company transitions away from coal, it will also work with stakeholders to seek approval for additional "always available" power sources later this decade, to help back up wind and solar and maintain grid stability and reliability. (Source: Xcel Energy, Website, PR, Feb., 2022) Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy,  Carbon Emissions,  Renewable Energy,  


  • "Climate Change is the Problem -- Clean Energy is the Solution." -- Eileen Claussen.
    Climate Change
    Date: 2022-02-16
    Eileen Claussen is a former U.S. diplomat and senior climate and energy policy advisor to U.S. Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Security Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and its successor, the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  Clean Energy,  


    DOE Earmarks $2.91Bn to Boost Advanced Battery Prod. (Funding)
    DOE EERE
    Date: 2022-02-16
    In Washington, the US DOE has issued two notices of intent to provide $2.91 billion to boost production of the advanced batteries that are critical to rapidly growing clean energy industries of the future, including electric vehicles and energy storage, as directed by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. DOE intends to fund battery materials refining and production plants, battery cell and pack manufacturing facilities, and recycling facilities. The funding is expected to be made available in the coming months and will ensure that the U.S. can produce batteries, as well as the materials that go into them, to increase economic competitiveness, energy independence, and national security.

    In June 2021, DOE published a 100-day review of the large-capacity-battery supply chain, pursuant to Executive Order 14017, America's Supply Chains. The review recommended establishing domestic production and processing capabilities for critical materials to support a fully domestic end-to-end battery supply chain. President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocates nearly $7 billion to strengthen the U.S. battery supply chain, which includes producing and recycling critical minerals without new extraction or mining, and sourcing materials for domestic manufacturing.

    Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will allow DOE to support the creation of new, retrofitted, and expanded domestic facilities for battery recycling and the production of battery materials, cell components, and battery manufacturing. The funding will also support R&D and demonstration of second-life applications for batteries as well as new processes for recycling, reclaiming, and adding materials back into the battery supply chain. (Source: US DOE, PR, 14 Feb., 2022) Contact: DOE EERE, www.energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE EERE,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  


    Clean Energy Fuels CNG to Fuel Ontario UPS Fleet (Ind. Report)
    Clean Energy Fuels, Enbridge
    Date: 2022-02-14
    Newport Beach, California-headquartered Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Enbridge Gas Inc. affiliate Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership are reporting a multi-year agreement to fuel UPS Canada delivery vehicles in London, Ontario with CNG.

    UPS Canada has converted 25 package delivery vans to operate on CNG. The Clean Energy-operated CNG fueling station, located near the UPS facility in London, will provide an anticipated 525,000 gasoline gallon equivalent. The use of CNG will reduce 700 metric tpy of greenhouse gas emissions -- the equivalent of planting 11,667 trees, removing 152 cars from the road, and recycling 281 tons of landfill waste, according to the release.

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the country's largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market with a network of fueling stations across the U.S. and Canada. Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership (UES) is an unregulated affiliate of Enbridge Gas Inc.. The company is focused on various clean energy business initiatives in Ontario, Canada. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR. 9 Feb., 2022) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh.gerber@cleanenergyfuels.com,www.cleanenergyfuels.com; Union Energy Solutions, enbridgegasmedia@enbridge.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Fuels,  Enbridge,  CNG,  


    Clean Energy Fuels, Enbridge Partner on CNG for Ontario UPS Fleet (Ind. Report)
    Clean Energy Fuels, Enbridge
    Date: 2022-02-13
    Newport Beach, California-headquartered Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Enbridge Gas Inc.'s Texas-based affiliate Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership are reporting a multi-year agreement to fuel United Parcel Service (UPS) Canada delivery fleet with compressed natural gas (CNG) at its London, Ontario station.

    UPS Canada has converted 25 package delivery vans to operate on CNG. The Clean Energy-operated CNG fueling station, located near the UPS facility in London, will provide an anticipated 2,000,000 litres (525,000 gasoline gallon equivalent. The use of CNG will reduce 700 metric tpy of greenhouse gas emissions -- the equivalent of planting 11,667 trees, removing 152 cars from the road, and recycling 281 tons of landfill waste.

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the country’s largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market with a network of fueling stations across the U.S. and Canada. Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership (UES) is an unregulated affiliate of Enbridge Gas Inc., an Enbridge Company – that focuses on various clean energy business initiatives in the Province of Ontario, Canada. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR. 9 Feb., 2022) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh.gerber@cleanenergyfuels.com, [www.cleanenergyfuels.com[endlink]; Union Energy Solutions, 817-689-0520, startlink]www.unionenergysolutions.com[endlink] [

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Fuels news,  Enbridge news,  CNG news,  


    Clean Fuels Alliance America Seeks RFS Certainty (Ind. Report)
    Clean Fuels Alliance America
    Date: 2022-02-11
    In Washington, the Clean Fuels Alliance America (fka National Biodiesel Board) last week submitted comments supporting the EPA's proposal to deny pending small refinery exemptions. In its proposal the Alliance commented on nearly every aspect of the wide-ranging proposal but expressed particular concern with EPA's triggering "reset" authority and proposals for regulating biointermediates.

    "We ask EPA to provide certainty to the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry, do not unlawfully use the reset authority to retroactively adjust the 2020 volumes, and be cautious of unintended consequences associated with the biointermediates provisions", Kurt Kovarik, Clean Fuels' VP of Federal Affairs, commented

    Clean Fuels estimates that the 2018 exemptions reduced demand for biodiesel and renewable diesel by 190 million gallons and that the exemptions that EPA granted beginning in 2017 impacted 550 million gallons of biomass-based diesel, resulting in 5.2 million metric tons of additional greenhouse gas emissions. "If EPA were to grant the pending 2019 small refinery exemptions, we estimate that biodiesel and renewable diesel will experience a future market loss of approximately 200 million gallons, resulting in 1.9 million MT of GHG emissions in the atmosphere that could have otherwise been avoided," Kovarik notes. "EPA's denial of pending small refinery exemptions is not just appropriate, but required," Kovarik added.

    "Clean Fuels and its members appreciate the administration's commitment to getting the RFS back on track. We urge EPA to finalize the volumes quickly, account for small refinery exemptions fairly, and grow the market for biofuels through a timely rule for 2023 and beyond."

    Download the Clean Energy Alliance America comments HERE (Source: Clean Energy Alliance America , Website, 7 Feb., 2022)Contact: Clean Energy Alliance America, 833-232-3110, www.cleanfuels.org

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    Veolia, TotalEnergies Report Biomethane Paertnership (Int'l.)
    Veolia, TotalEnergies
    Date: 2022-02-11
    Paris-headquartered oil and gas conglomerate TotalEnergies and UK-based biogas to energy specialist Veolia are reporting an agreement to produce biomethane from Veolia waste and water treatment facilities operating in more than 15 countries.

    The partners will develop and co-invest in a portfolio of international projects, with the ambition to produce up to 1.5 TWh of biomethane per year by 2025 -- equivalent to the average annual natural gas consumption of 500,000 residents and will avoid some 200,000 tpy of CO2. TotalEnergies will market the resulting biomethane as a renewable fuel for mobility or as a substitute for natural gas in other uses.

    TotalEnergies 500 GWh of production capacity and aims to become a major player in biomethane internationally by partnering with market leaders such as Clean Energy in the U.S. The Company is active across the entire biomethane value chain, from project development to marketing of biomethane and its by-products (biofertilizers, bioCO2). It aims to produce at least 2 TWh of biomethane per year by 2025 -- equivalent to the annual consumption of 670,000 French consumers and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 400,000 tpy, according to the company release. (Source: TotalEnergies, Website, Feb., 2022) Contact: TotalEnergies , Stephane Michel, Pres. Gas, Renewables & Power, Investor Relations, +33 (0)1 47 44 46 46 l, ir@totalenergies.com, www.totalenergies.com; Veolia, Estelle Brachlianoff, CEO, www.veolia.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Veolia,  TotalEnergies,  


    Greenbacker Invests in Floating Solar Developer Noria Energy (M&A)
    Greenbacker, Noria Energy
    Date: 2022-02-11
    NYC-headquartered sustainable infrastructure investor Greenbacker Capital Management, LLC is reporting an equity investment in California-based floating solar -- "flotovoltaics" -- developer Noria Energy.

    Floating solar projects, which are developed on calm water surfaces such as hydroelectric dam reservoirs, wastewater treatment ponds, can reduce algae growth, slow evaporation and benefit from a cooling effect from the water beneath, leading to greater and more efficient clean energy generation.

    According to National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), installing floating solar on the 24,000+ man-made reservoirs in the US could meet about 10 pct of the country's annual electricity needs.

    Noria designed, engineered, and co-developed the nation's largest floating solar array, a 4.8-MW installation at the water reclamation facility in Healdsburg, CA. Noria also offers behind-the-meter solar projects both on land and floating. (Source: Noria Energy, Website, Feb. 2022) Contact: Noria Energy, Jonathan Wank, CEO, noriaenergy.com; Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Charles Wheeler, CEO,(646) 720-9463, generalenquires@greenbackerreneable energy.com, www.greenbackerrenewableenergy.com, www.greenbackercapital.com

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    ClearFlame Engine Tech Touts First 100 pct Biofuel Heavy-Duty Truck Demo (Ind. Report)
    ClearFlame Engine Technologies
    Date: 2022-02-11
    Geneva, Illinois-headquartered ClearFlame Engine Technologies reports the completion of an 'on-road' demonstration of its proprietary technology that enables a heavy-duty truck diesel engine to operate on 100 pct renewable plant-based fuels. The validation of ClearFlame's technology marks a critical milestone in the company's objective to revolutionize carbon emissions within heavy-duty transportation, one of the hardest sectors to electrify and decarbonize.

    The demonstration of ClearFlame's engine technology was implemented by taking a Class 8 diesel truck running on a Cummins X15 500hp 15L heavy-duty engine, commonly used for long-haul truck and off-highway applications, and converting it to run on renewable E98 ethanol. While the wide availability, cost-effectiveness, and lower emissions of ethanol make it the fuel of choice today for the engine, ClearFlame's technology is fuel agnostic and can run on a range of renewable fuels.

    Trucks equipped with ClearFlame's cost-effective and scalable engine technology will significantly reduce CO2 emissions air quality emissions -- particulate matter (soot) and Nitrogen Oxides (smog). ClearFlame has the potential to mitigate carbon in the heavy-duty truck sector faster than any alternative, including hydrogen and battery EV, without compromising engine performance. Diesel engines release billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year, and projections suggest that even with a growing number of alternatives, only 25 pct of new heavy-duty trucks in 2035 will be zero emissions, unless other alternatives are developed, according to ClearFlame.

    ClearFlame's technology can be used anywhere diesel engines are used today, and leverages existing infrastructure -- fuel production and distribution, engine manufacturing and re-manufacturing processes, and the heavy-duty parts & services industry.

    In addition to long-haul trucking, the technology enables emissions reduction for hard-to-electrify applications in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, power generation, and other off-highway markets. ClearFlame is also working with John Deere on a pilot demonstration project for an off-highway engine platform, demonstrating the versatility of the company's technology as a retrofit option or original equipment integration.

    As previously reported, ClearFlame recently secured $17 million in Series A Financing, led by Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures, with participation from Mercuria, John Deere, and Clean Energy Ventures, ClearFlame notes. (Source: ClearFlame Engine Technologies, PR, 10 Feb., 2022) Contact: ClearFlame Engine Technologies, B.J. Johnson, CEO, Michelle Caldwell, PR, 313.418.4692, comms@clearflameengines.com, www.clearflame.com,

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    "Climate Change is the Problem -- Clean Energy is the Solution." -- Eileen Claussen.
    Eilen Claussen
    Date: 2022-02-09
    Eileen Claussen is a former U.S. diplomat and senior climate and energy policy advisor to U.S. Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Security Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and its successor, the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy news,  Climate Change news,  


    Eileen Claussen
    Date: 2022-02-09
    "Climate change is the problem, clean energy is the solution." -- Eileen Claussen

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