Few details were given .
The announcement was made on a live Facebook video stream with the BC Resources Coalition.
(Source: BC Hemp Corp,, Facebook, 22 May, 2020) Contact: BC Hemp , Remi Balaj, Pres., 250-596-1150, email@example.com, www.bchempcorporation.ca
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hemp. Bioethanol, Biofuel,
The project is expected to incorporate as many as 212 GE wind turbines at a total cost of $850 million and generate sufficient energy for approximately 140,000 homes when fully operational in 2022.
Horse Heaven Wind Farm is subject to regulatory review under the Washington State Environmental Policy Act, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
(Source: Scout Clean Energy, Facebook, Tri Cities Journal of Business, May, 2020)Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.scoutcleanenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Scout Clean Energy , Wind,
SWEPCO would own 810 MW or 54.5 pct of the 1,485-MW projects with an investment of $1.01 billion. PSO would add 675 MW of wind energy, or 45.5 pct of the 1,485-MW projects, which are expected to be completed in 2020 and 2021.
(Source: SWEPCO, Facebook, 11 May, 2020) Contact: SWEPCO, Malcolm Smoak, Pres., CEO, www.swepco.com;
Public Service Company of Oklahoma, 888-216-3523, www.psoklahoma.com
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Under 2006 legislation, the Philippines mandates a 10 pct bioethanol-gasoline blend rate. The energy Department noted "Let's use the ethanol to produce alcohol and since the price of oil is low, we can use 100 pct gasoline."
Under the country's Biofuels Act, prohibits the "diversion of biofuels, whether locally produced or imported, to purposes other than those envisioned in the Act."
(Source: Independent Philippine Petroleum Companies Association, Business World, 5 May, 2020)
Contact: Independent Philippine Petroleum Companies Association, www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Independent-Philippine-Petroleum-Companies-Association-IPPCA-120279771348470
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Ethanol Blend, Philippine Ethano, Biofuel Blendl Blend,
As part of the initiative, TVA has entered into a 20-year PPA with the 177-MW Ridgely Energy Farm in Lake County, Tennessee, developed by First Solar. With this agreement, TVA has now contracted for a total of 404 MW of First Solar developed projects, including an existing 20-year PPA for the 227-MW project in Muscle Shoals.
The KUB project marks a 60 pct increase in TVA's operating and contracted solar capacity since the start of fiscal year 2020. In March, TVA announced a contract with Origis Energy to develop a 200-MW solar site in Lowndes County, Mississippi, for TVA, with 35 MW of this facility supporting KUB's Green Invest purchase.
TVA modeled Green Invest after work with Facebook and Google, beginning in 2018, to identify new renewable energy solutions for data centers locating in the region. Green Invest program leverages long-term agreements to build new, large-scale renewable energy installations through a competitive bid process. (Source: TVA, PR, April, 2020) Contact: TVA,
Doug Perry, VP Commercial Energy Solutions, (865) 632-2101, email@example.com, www.tva.com; Origis Energy, www.origisenergy.com; First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tennessee Valley Authority, First Solar, Origis Energy,
Details of Ameren's Smart Energy Plan are HERE.
(Source: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Corporation, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Michael Moehn, Pres., Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859, email@example.com, www.ameren.com, Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859, firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter at @AmerenMissouri, Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Missouri,
Following the pilot, the City will work with program partners and participants to develop a strategy for enhancing the program including scaling up to reach more renters in need of these services. Additional plans to expand the program include addressing whole-building energy efficiency challenges of multifamily structures.
The City is working with the Community Action Agency, People Working Cooperatively, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, and American Cities Climate Challenge to implement the project. (Source: City of Cincinnati, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: City of Cincinnati, www.cincinnati-oh.gov;
WarmUp Cincy Program, www.facebook.com/warmup.cincinnati
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
A key contributor to the initial 3 pct reduction is investments through the state's Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA) program, which allows public entities to fund energy efficiency projects with the savings from reduced energy costs. The GESA program expanded to 13 projects investing over $124 million in energy efficiency upgrades, saving $6.8 million each year.
Action is also being taken to meet the executive order’s high-performance design criteria into its facility design and construction practices. To date, 11 state-owned buildings, along with one build-to-suit leased building, are being designed or in construction to meet or exceed the high-performance building standards.
(Source: Office of Penna. Gov. Tom Wolf, PR, 8 Jan., 2020)Contact: Office of Penna. Gov. Tom Wolf, 717-787-2500, www.facebook.com › governorwolf, www.governor.pa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
The executive order also establishes the GreenGov Council to serve as a central coordinating body to encourage and coordinate the incorporation of carbon emissions relate environmentally sustainable practices into the commonwealth government's policy, planning, operations, procurement, and regulatory functions, and strive for continuous improvement in efficiency and performance. (Source: Office of Penna. Gov. Tom Wolf, PR, 8 Jan., 2020) Contact: Office of Penna. Gov. Tom Wolf, 717-787-2500, www.facebook.com › governorwolf, www.governor.pa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,
As previously reported , United agreed to purchase up to 10 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over the next two years.
United also invested over $30 million in Fulcrum Bioenergy, a producer of SAF. The airline's option to purchase almost one billion gallons of sustainable fuel from Fulcrum represents the largest offtake agreement for SAF in the airline industry. (Source: United Airlines, Biofuels Int;l., 28 Oct., 2019) Contact: United Airlines, ;F ulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, email@example.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF, Aviation Biofuels, Jet Biofuel, United Airlines, Fulcrum, Bioenergy,
As previously reported,
Delta Air Lines, in partnership with NWABF, is investing $2 million to assess the biofuel refinery project's feasibility.
Additionally, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture funded NARA with $39.5 million over 5-years. (Source: Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC (NWABF), Washington State Univ. Evergreen, 3 Oct., 2019) Contact: Washington State University, NARA, Ralph Cavalieri, (509) 335-5581, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.nararenewables.org; Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC
Chris Whitworth,Dir. Project Dev., www.facebook.com/NWABiofuels; Gevo, Patrick Gruber, CEO, 303-858-8358, email@example.com, www.gevo.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO, Aviation Biofuel, Woody Biomass,
Guzman has the option to commission another 50 MW in increased project size, and expand its share of the project to 100 MW. HCE's is aiming to source 70 pct of its annual energy from clean and renewable sources without increasing power costs for their members.
NGC Partners is an investment and asset management firm focused on the clean energy sector.
(Source: Holy Cross Energy, Facebook, Twitter, 23 Aug., 2019) Contact: Holy Cross Energy, Bryan Hannegan, CEO, (970) 945-5491, www.holycross.com; Guzman Energy, (720) 778-2000, www.guzmanenergy.com; NGC Partners, +34 914 319 994, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ngcpartners.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Holy Cross Energy, Wind,
A separate program will allow businesses to apply for rebates for energy efficiency retrofits. That program, which will be about $106 million this year, will be for projects that cost up to $1 million. It's expected the rebates will be worth $44 million this year and the maximum rebate for any individual business will be $20,000.
The funds come from the revenues Canada is collecting from the $20 per-tonne carbon price imposed April 1, 2019. (Source: Canadian Environment Minister, Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canada Press, 30 May, 2019) Contact: The Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canada Minister of Environment and Climate Change, www.facebook.com/McKenna.Ottawa
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency Rebate, Energy Efficiency, Catherine McKenna,
"We can and will lead in bio-energy, in particular the production of biomethane/renewable natural gas, the production of wood pellets, syngas, and we will fully explore the economic potential in these resources in order to meet the goal of 100 pct renewable energy by 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals," Hill said in an address to
the recent Bio-Digestion: Benefits to Barbados conference in Bridgetown. Presently only an estimated 4 pct to 6 pct of Barbados' energy needs are being met by renewable.
(Source: Barbados Design Council SIDS, Barbados Advocate, 18 May, 2019) Contact:
Design Council SIDS, Mark Hill, www.facebook.com/designcouncilsids
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The six solar projects include: the 20 MW Montross Solar in Westmoreland County, Va. (completed) ; 20 MW Gloucester Solar in Gloucester, Va. (completed); 80 MW Grasshopper Solar in Mecklenburg, Va.; 75 MW Chestnut Solar in Halifax County, N.C.; 75 MW Pecan Solar in Northampton County, N.C. (completed); and the 80 MW Gutenberg Solar in Northampton County, N.C. Dominion Energy developed the Montross Solar project, and the other projects have been acquired or will be acquired from EDF Renewables Inc., BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC and Strata Solar.
The solar projects are all expected to be fully operational by mid-2020.
Dominion aims to have 3 GW of new solar and wind energy in operation or under development by 2022. Facebook aims to power it global operations with 100 pct renewable energy by the end of 2020.(Source: Dominion Energy, 22 April, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Keith Windle, VP Business Development, www.dominionenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy , Solar, Facebook,
Bon Biobrensel produces 75,000 tpy of wood chips and had a turnover of €1.5 million in 2018.
Geminor is currently England's biggest exporter and Norway's biggest importer of waste wood derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF), according to the release. (Source: Geminor, PR, LetsRecycle.com, Mar., 2019) Contact: Geminor, Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO, +44 0 1782 950 471, email@example.com, www.geminor.no/en;
Bon Biobrensel AS,
+47 63 99 51 00,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Waste Wood, Woody Biomass, , Biofuel,
The resolution, which is seen as a response to freshman US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ballyhooed Green New Deal, would set non-binding goals and declare a climate emergency, citing recent devastating wildfires and the impacts of air pollution on child asthma.
The $100 billion would be spent over 12 years and come from existing funds, including the state's carbon emissions auction program and a gas tax increase to fund transportation projects. The resolution would say all of that money should be spent toward projects that reduce, sequester or remove greenhouse gas emissions.
California presently aims to eliminate fossil fuels for electric power generation and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.
To refresh your memory, download the complete Green New Deal proposal HERE.
(Source: The State, AP, 4 Mar., 2019) Contact: Calif. State Senator Sen. Henry Stern (D),
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green New Deal, Clean Energy, Carbon Emissions,
The most recent report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights the narrow twelve-year window we have to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Because of its potency as a greenhouse gas, regulating methane emissions is one of the most promising ways to make dramatic short-term changes to the atmosphere that could be the difference between manageable climate impacts and disastrous ones.
CAVU (Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas), has worked to inform a wide audience about the the impacts of methane emissions to New Mexico.
(Source: Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas, New Mexico Public Radio, 2 Feb., 2019) Contact: Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas, www.facebook.com/CAVUorg/?rc=p; U.S. Climate Alliance, www.usclimatealliance.org; New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, www.governor.state.nm.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Climate Alliance, Methane, Methane Emissions,
The bill calls for all fees collected from the carbon tax would be used to help reduce Maine State power consumer electric bills.
Rep. Rykerson claims his bill already has over 70 cosponsors. (Source: Rep. Deane Rykerson,WABI News, 22 Jan., 2019) Contact: Rep. Deane Rykerson (D-Kittery), www.facebook.com/RYKERSONFORKITTERY
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax,
The $10 million in state funds would be used to try and acquire an additional $40 million from the U.S. DOE for another project that would be connected with the Integrated Test Center in Gillette.
The proposed 5-MW equivalent pilot project would use enhanced coal-based technology that captures at least 75-pct of the carbon emissions, according to the governor's request. (Source: Office of Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, Wyoming Public Media, 16 Jan., 2019)
Contact: Office of Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, www.facebook.com/markgordon4wyoming; University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, www.uwyo.edu/ser
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, CO2, Carbon Sequestration, Greenhouse Gas,
The two facilities, which together cost about $830 million, have a combined capacity of about 2,600 GWh per year, have long-term PPAs -- the Rattlesnake Creek wind farm will sell its power to Facebook and Diamond Vista will supply power to software major Adobe Systems Inc. Diamond Vista also has three separate PPAs, the first two of which are for 100 MW each with global manufacturing company Kohler Co and City Utilities of Springfield. The third is for 84 MW with the Tri-County Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma.
Enel owns all of the "Class A" interests and manages and operates the wind farms.
With these two wind farms, the total renewable capacity added by Enel Green Power around the world this year reaches 2.6 GW, of which over 830 MW in North America. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, Jan., 2019)
Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North America, Enel, Wind,
The project will receive $2.1 million support from the state' Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) conditional tax credits as well as local incentives. Construction is expected to break ground
in 2020. (Source: Fulcrum Bioenergy, WBAA, 14 Dec., 2018) Contact: Fulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum Bioenergy, Waste-to-Biofuel,
To date, Bullfrog Power has supported 140 installations across Canada, which include wind and solar projects with schools, Indigenous Peoples and community co-ops.
KRP Properties owns and operates over 30 buildings totaling approximately 3.1M sq-ft in Kanata North, Ontario, often referred to as "Canada's Largest Technology Park."
(Source: Bullfrog Power, PR, CNW , 21 Nov., 2018) Contact: Bullfrog Power, Facebook (facebook.com/BullfrogPower), KRP Properties, Terry Young, VP Operations, facebook.com/KRPProperties
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Power, Green Energy, Bullfrog Power, Renewable Energy, Green Energy,
The Sierra BioFuels Plant will employ Praxair's proprietary HOB technology for increasing syngas yield from the gasification process. HOB technology enables rapid partial oxidation of remaining hydrocarbons and tars in the produced syngas without the need for a catalyst or steam injection. The HOB technology, coupled with gasification in Fulcrum's process, will help transform municipal solid waste (MSW) into renewable crude, jet fuel, and other low-carbon transportation fuels. (Source: Praxair, GasWorld, 12 Nov., 2018)Contact: Praxair, www.praxair.com; Fulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, email@example.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News MSW, Fulcrum Bioenergy,
The First Solar project in Colbert County, Alabama, will supply 227 MW, and the NextEra project in Lincoln County, Tennessee, will provide 150 MW, according to the TVA.
Facebook has committed to run all its data centers and offices with 100 pct renewable energy by 2020. (Source: Facebook, Data Center Knowledge, 2 Nov., 2018)
Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com;
NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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Fulcrum plans to use an alternative, independent energy provider for a biorefinery currently under construction in Storey County, Nevada, according to documents submitted to the PUC.
Six major corporate customers have have opted for substantial "but-outs" to exit NV Energy, including: Barrick Gold, MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment Corp, Peppermill Resorts and Wynn Resorts Ltd. (Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, 31 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Fulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, email@example.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
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When fully operational early in 2020, the Sierra plant is expected to convert approximately 175,000 tpy of household garbage into roughly 11 million gpy of jet fuel.
FT technology can operate at large and small scale to economically convert synthesis gas generated from municipal solid waste and other renewable biomass into long-chain hydrocarbons suitable for the production of diesel and jet fuels.
(Source: Johnson Matthey, BP, WMW, 2 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Johnson Matthey, www.matthey.co; Fulcrum Bioenergy, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Johnson Matthey, BP, Fulcrum BioEnergy,
The project, which is reportedly the largest single-rooftop solar project in the MENA region, is constructed on a turnkey basis by Jordan's IMG Solar and is expected to generate 5,000,000 kWh of electricity per year.
(Source: JA Solar, ME Construction News, 26 Aug., 2018) Contact: JA Solar Holdings, www.jasolar.com;IMG Solar
IMG Solar, www.facebook.com/IMGsolar
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The company's latest fund-raising comes three years after the launch of Australia's first community-owned energy retailer and
aims to "further democratize" its ownership model, by offering investors shares priced at $1 each, with a minimum purchase amount of $100.
(Source: Enova, One Step Off the Grid, 16 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Enova Community Energy, https://www.facebook.com/enovaenergy/
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The posting also notes the government's program "Warm loans" is delivering good results with over 19,000 loans worth over UAH 585 million ($21.7 million) issued.
(Source: MENAFN, UKRAININFORM, 6 Aug., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
The company plans to complete the biorefinery in late 2019 and be in full production in 2020 when it will convert approximately 175,000 tpy of household garbage into more than 10.5 million gpy of biofuel, according to the company. (Source: Fulcrum, Nevada Appeal, 23 July, 2018)Contact: Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, email@example.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum BioEnergy, Waste-to-Fuel,
"At present, ethanol is received from sugar mills and we mix 5 pct of it to petrol. This mix can be raised up to 22 pct but we do not produce ethanol in large quantity. Currently, we get about 4 pct ethanol after crushing one tonne of sugarcane," Gadkari said in an interview with PTI. Gadkari also noted that the government allows the use of B-heavy molasses for ethanol production and is promoting ethanol production from cotton straws, rice, bagasse, bamboo and municipal waste.
The minister's second choice for an alternative fuel is methanol, which can be obtained from coal.
"We have coal fields and we can produce methanol in abundance. We can sell it at Rs 22 per litre. In China, methanol sells at Rs 13 per litre," he said.
"While producing methanol, DME (dimethyl ether) gas is also obtained and this can be mixed with LPG and used as a cooking fuel. In the US, 20 pct DME is mixed with LPG.
You have a methanol economy in China and Israel. Why not in India?", the minister added. (Source: PTI, News18, 8 July, 2018) Contact: Hon. Nitin Jairam Gadkari , https://www.facebook.com/nitingadkary/
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol, Ethanol, Biofuel DME,
In 2014, Cathay Pacific became an equity investor in US-based Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., which focuses on turning municipal solid waste into sustainable aviation fuel.
As previously reported, Fulcrum broke ground on its first commercial-scale plant last month in Nevada. When fully operational in 202, the plant is expected to produce approximately 10 million gpy. (Source: Cathay Pacific, 4 June, 2018)Contact: Cathay Pacific, Rupert Hogg, CEO, www.cathaypacific.com;
Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
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The €400 million ($469 million) Bjerkreim cluster will supply 1,000 GWh of electricity per year, enough to help offset the power used by Facebook's Nordic data centers in Odense, Denmark, and Lulea, Sweden.
The Bjerkreim cluster incorporates 70, 4.2-MW Siemens wind turbines and is operated by Luxcara of Germany. Swedish utility Vattenfall will integrate the output into the Nordic grid, provide balancing services, and supply Facebook.
The Bjerkreim deal is Facebook's largest single purchase of renewable energy and is Norway's largest wind project to date.
(Source: Facebook, DataCenter Dynamics, 24 May, 2018)
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The Sierra project will utilize Fulcrum's proprietary thermochemical process to convert household garbage into low-carbon transportation fuels which, when compared to traditional petroleum transportation fuel, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80 pct., according to the company.
When commissioned and fully operational in Q1, 2020, Sierra will convert approximately 175,000 tpy of household garbage into more than 10.5 million gpy of biofuel, according to the company. (Source: Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc., PR, 16 May, 2018) Contact: Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc, Rick Barraza, VP Administration, (925) 224-8244, email@example.com, www.fulcrum-bioenergy.com, www.facebook.com/fulcrumbioenergy
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fulcrum BioEnergy, Biofuel, Waste-to-Fuel,
Grassroots Green Homes program is grant-funded and free for participants, eliminating financial barriers to decreasing one's carbon footprint.
This is the second round of the program, according to Alison Steele of Conservation Consultants Inc., which runs the program. In 2016, Grassroots Green Homes began in Oakland and Uptown, working with more than 300 homeowners and saw a 15 pct reduction on average daily home usage.
Homewood's program will follow the same pattern as the first iteration. Each month, Grassroots Green Homes will provide a tool and a tip to the 300 enrollees.
A second program within Grassroots Green Homes called Home Boost will financially support 20 households in receiving contract work to their homes. Under the program, contractors will perform weatherization work such as sealing drafts and adding insulation, as well as check for radon levels and lead paint. Ultimately, this will decrease energy bills for the participants.
The Homewood program runs through next April. (Source: Grassroots Green Home, Pittsburgh NPR, 10 May, 2018)Contact:
Grassroots Green Home, www.facebook.com/GrassrootsGreenHomes
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To that end, KBRC is currently undertaking research on new materials, technologies and processes to ensure that the building sector does not contribute to climate change. The agency is also partnering with academic institutions to develop and roll out environmentally friendly building material and techniques to the construction sector.
Kagura added that a key challenge facing the country's building sector was the environmental sustainability.
"If no major innovations are introduced, the construction industry will, over a long-term impact negatively on the environment through pollution --
research on building materials and construction technologies is still under-tapped in Kenya." (Source: Kenya Building Research Centre, The Independent, 10 May, 2018)
Contact: Kenya Building Research Centre, Charles Kagura, Chief Research Officer, +254 2027 27740, www.facebook.com/Kbrce
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Green Building,
"There's some things on the trading platform I think should happen no matter what. There seems to be a hoarding of RINs which inflates the price of RINs. Some have talked about limiting the participants who buy and sell, so you can get away from some of the speculation that's taking place," Pruitt told the Houston Chronicle.
Reforming the RINs program has been a top request of refiners and their allies in recent months, particularly after a major Philadelphia refiner declared bankruptcy in January, blaming RIN costs.
Pruitt also told the Houston Chronicle he supports letting fuel stations sell higher ethanol blends in the summer than they are currently allowed to, but only if such a change can withstand legal challenges. (Source: US EPA, Houston Chronicle, The Hill, 12 Mar., 2018)
Contact: EPA Scott Pruitt, www.facebook.com/EPAScottPruitt; www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-administrator
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, RINs, RFS, Scott Pruitt,
PNM is presently constructing three solar plants to supply the center's first two buildings, and
has negotiated agreements with Avangrid Renewables and NextEra Energy Inc. to construct and operate two wind farms and a $75 million solar facility to meet the data center's added energy needs. The companies would sell the generated power to the utility for delivery.
PNM is proposing Avangrid build a wind farm by 2020 east of Estancia in central New Mexico, and that
NextEra constructs a $72 million wind farm before the year end.
(Source: Public Service Company of New Mexico, Santa Fe New Mexican ,Albuquerque Journal, 20 Jan., 2018) Contact: Public Service Company of New Mexico, Pat O'Connell, Dir. Resource Planning, (505) 241-2700, www.pnm.com; Avangrid Renewables, Laura Beane, CEO, www.avangridren.com; NextEra Energy Resources LLC, Zack Melda, Project Director, (561) 691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Avangrid Renewables , NextEra Energy, Public Service Company of New Mexico, Wind, Solar, Facebook,
This is the second PPA Nike has signed with Avangrid, following a 2016 deal which saw Nike secure 100% of the energy needed for its worldwide headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, thanks to three wind farms in the Columbia Gorge.
(Source: Nike, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: Avangrid Renewables, Dave Carroll, VP Projects, (503) 796-7000, www.avangrid.com; NIKE, Eric Sprunk, CEO, Hannah Jones, Chief Sustainability Officer, (212) 367-4400, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nike-NYC-Headquarters/101156763284532
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Obama's rule aimed to cut carbon levels 32 pct below 2005 levels by 2030. Under Trump, the EPA is expected to do little more than consider coal plant efficiency upgrades which would do little to curb emissions.
(Source: Politico, Twitter, 5 Jan., 2018) Contact: EPA Scott Pruitt, www.facebook.com/EPAScottPruitt; www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-administrator
More Low-Carbon Energy News EPA, Scott Pruitt, , Obama Clean Power Plan, Carbon Emissions,
The proposed changes were widely opposed by farm-state legislators and ethanol producers.
The EPA's formal declaration satisfies EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's pledge to retain the current structure of the RFS requiring refiners and importers to blend biofuels into petroleum transportation fuels.
Refiners are reportedly affected unevenly by the current mandate -- those without sufficient infrastructure to blend in biofuels themselves must instead buy credits to comply while other companies that blend transportation fuels, but do not own refineries and therefore are not required to satisfy annual biofuel quotas, can sell those tradable credits.
(Source: EPA, Industry Week, Bloomberg, 23 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Valero Energy, (800) 324-8464, www.valero.com; EPA Scott Pruitt, www.facebook.com/EPAScottPruitt; www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-administrator
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, EPA, Scott Pruitt, Valero, Point of Obligation,
The IEA says that while some oil and gas companies are beginning to tackle methane in earnest, others downplay or deny the problem while others question the oil and gas industry's role in a low-carbon future.(Source: Environmental Defense Fund, PR, Facebook, Oct. 26, 2017) Contact: Environmental Defense Fund,
Fred Krupp, Pres. www.edf.org;
IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
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EFAF will install and maintain residential, commercial and municipal solar projects throughout the Philippines and will offer a wide range of Ubiquity Energy products including solar cell phone/laptop chargers, portable solar chargers for outdoor use, LIFI bulbs, Solar Air Conditioning/Central Air and others. (Source: Ubiquity Energy, MENAFN, 11 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ubiquity Energy, Michael Tabudlong,
+63-917-716-3438, www.ubiquityenergy.com; EFAF, www.facebook.com/EFAF-Corporation-243268219193934/
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Ubiquity Energy ,
The grants were announced by the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Thad Cochran (R.-Miss.)
who commended the university for promoting research that could help the economy and the environment. (Source: US DOE, University of Southern Mississippi, Penn Energy, 20 Sept., 2017) Contact: University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab., (228) 872-4200, https://www.facebook.com/GCRL1, University of Southern Mississippi, (601) 266-1000, https://home.usm.edu
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