Although forests make up only one pct of the Indiana-size desert kingdom's territory, Jordan has an estimated 23 million orchard trees and the country's nurseries produce 2.5 million forest trees and 500,000 fruit trees per year. (Source: Jordan Environment Ministry, todayonline, 11 Mar., 2021)
Contact: Jordan Environment Ministry, +96265560113, www.moenv.gov.jo/EN/Pages/Protect_the_Environment
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With this project, Alcazar Energy now has seven operational wind and solar assets across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region. Chicago-headquartered Hecate Energy is a renewables and storage developer focused on North America and other selected markets.
(Source: Alcazar Energy, PR, reve, 23 Nov., 2020) Contact: Alcazar Energy, Daniel Calderon, CEO, +971 (0) 4 55 87 805, email@example.com, www.alcazarenergy.com; Hecate Energy LLC, Chris Bullinger, CEO, Solutions@HecateEnergy.com, www.hecateenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas, Alcazar Energy, Hecate Energy,
When online, the 800-acre Wapello Solar farm will generate sufficient power for 45,000 households. Central Iowa Power Cooperative will purchase all of the Wapello Solar project's output.
Clenera acquires, develops, builds and manages utility-scale solar farms and energy storage facilities throughout the U.S.
The company's current operating portfolio exceeds 1.3GW with more than 14GW of solar and storage assets in development. (Source: Clenera, PR, 27 Oct., 2020)
Contact: CIPCO, Bill Cherrier, CEO, www.cipco.net;
RES Group, Tim Jordan, Senior VP of Solar Construction, www.res-group.com; Clenera, www.clenera.com
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Groveland, in Norway and Felch townships, is a former 347-acre iron mine tailings and the other 169-acre site was previously used for sand and gravel mining. A project construction start or project commission date has not been released.
(Source: Michigan DNR, PR, Daily News, 28 Sept., 2020) Contact: Michigan DNR, Dan Eichinger, Dir., www.michigan.gov; Circle Power,
Jordan Roberts, Managing Dir., (248) 838-0767. (248) 838-0767, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.circlepowerco.com
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will hold the majority stake in the jointly owned and operated project that will produce green hydrogen through renewables-powered electrolysis, which will be used in the production of ammonia for export to global markets.
Hydrogen has applications as a cleaner, alternative transportation fuel and other applications. Saudi Arabia is targeting the addition of 60 gigawatts of clean energy to the grid by 2030. (Source: Air Products, Neom, N Business, 8 July, 2020)
Contact: ACWA Power, www.acwapower.com; Air Products, www.airproducts.com
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Both projects were part of California's joint Energy Efficiency Partnership between state universities and investor-owned utilities. Over the last five years, SoCalGas has supported 184 energy-efficiency projects, saving university campuses 6,000,000 therms of energy -- a $6 million savings -- and providing more than $6,300,000 in incentives through this state program.
The first of the two UCSB projects began in 2018 as part of the university's high opportunity projects and programs (HOPP's) initiative. SoCalGas and Southern California Edison co-funded the project which investigated how best to update two important laboratories at the university.
The utilities conducted an energy management plan to document and list the savings, costs and measures to implement an energy efficient system. The utilities identified multiple measures to reduce energy consumption in the building's lighting and HVAC systems by installing occupancy sensors, wireless thermostats and low-power LED lights. The campus also added high efficiency dedicated natural gas boilers to each building. A new chilled water system including a cooling tower, and pumps were also installed. The project resulted in natural gas savings of 60,959 therms, and the university received an incentive from SoCalGas of $152,000.
UCSB also installed an ozone laundry system to support its laundering of uniforms and sports gear for the university's athletic department which was eligible for a rebate from SoCalGas in the amount of $5,850 and will save the university about 5,880 therms of energy. (Source: SoCanGas, PR, Noozhawk, 19 June, 2020) Contact: SoCalGas, Brian Prusnek, Director of Customer Programs , (800) 427-2200, www.socalgas.com;
UCSB, Jordan Sager, Energy Manager, 805-893-8000, www.ucsb.edu
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Jordan's total wind energy production amounted to 190 MW of the MENA countries 262 MW total wind power production capacity.
The report notes that the MENA countries of the installed a total of 894 MW of wind energy in 2019, down 7 pct compared to 2018, during which 962 MW was installed.
Total installed wind farm capacity in the MENA region is now over 6 GW.
In Jordan, there are currently five operational wind power plants.(Source: Global Wind Energy Council, PR, reve, 23 Feb., 2020) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, www.gwec.net
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According to the report, "2014 witnessed the kingdom's serious development of the solar and wind energy projects supplying clean energy to the national grid with a total capacity of approximately 1,500 megawatts, which account for some 20 pct of total electricity generated."
(Source: IRENA, Jordan Weekly, 26 Jan., 2020) Contact: IRENA, www.irena.org
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The solar installation is expected to generate up to 718 MWh of power and cut energy consumption by 35 pct when completed later this year.
YDE is reported to have more than 100 MW of solar assets under development in the UAE, Jordan, Pakistan and Egypt. (Source: APICORP, Renewables, 21 Jan., 2020)
Contact: APICORP, www.apicorp.org; Yellow Door Energy, +971 4 454 3033, www.yellowdoorenergy.com
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In 2018, Jordan integrated roughly 771 MW of wind and solar power capacity into its grid as part of its plan to increase its renewable capacity to 2.7 GW by 2021. The country of approximately 9.9 million residents imports roughly 95 pct of it energy. (Source: Petra News, N Business, 24 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Al Samra Power Company, +962 6 550 6510, www.sepco.com.jo; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Markus Tacke, www.siemensgamesa.com
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The funds will be to support sustainable development, renewable energy and energy efficiency infrastructure in roughly 100 municipalities in the Kingdom. (Source:
MENAFN, EIB, 19 Oct., 2019) Contact: EIB, www.eib.org
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This timely discussion will be moderated by ACE CEO Brian Jennings, and includes Pam Miller, ACE board chair and director of industry and investor relations for Siouxland Ethanol LLC; Ron Alverson, ACE board chair and director of Dakota Ethanol; and Brendan Jordan, VP of transportation and fuels at the Great Plains Institute.
The funded projects covered a number of sectors including domestic, industrial, agricultural, tourism, places of worship and schools. Around 128 schools were funded for energy saving projects including heating upgrades, insulation, energy-saving lighting systems (LED bulbs), cooling, solar panels, general maintenance and others.
The fund also provided 50 pct of the cost of installing 22,000 solar water heaters for citizens, and offered a full grant for solar water heaters and LED bulbs and installations in 3,500 homes of poor families and royal grant housing units.
The fund also installed 1,600 residential electric power generation systems, solar cells in 483 religous shrines, distributed some 50,000 LED bulbs with plans to distribute an additional 250,000 bulbs through electricity companies.
(Source: Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ammon, 26 May, 2019) Contact: Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, +962 6 580 3060, https://jordan.gov.jo
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The plant includes a substation and 41 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines with a total combined capacity of 86.1MW.
The $185 million project, which was financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Proparco and DEG, is in line with Jordan's renewable energy targets and could save more than 160,000 tonnes of CO2 and 380,000 cbm of water per year.
Alcazar Energy will oversee and manage the wind farm operation and maintenance (O&M) through O&M contractors Elecnor/Siemens Gamesa.
(Source: Alcazar Energy, ME Construction News, 26 Nov., 2018) Contact: Alcazar Energy, Daniel Calderon, CEO, +962 6 461 4005, www.alcazarenergy.com; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com
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The $103 million project is being developed by KOSPO and Daelim Energy, both of Korea.
IFC is providing a $10 million loan for its own account and also acted as lead arranger, mobilizing parallel loans of $26 million from Managed Co-Lending Portfolio Programme, $27.7 million from the Standard Chartered Bank and $8 million from Korea's Shinhan Bank.
The IFC also structured an equity bridge loan of $26 million.
(Source: International Finance Corporation, Daehan Wind Power Company, Jordan Times, 7 Nov., 2018) Contact: IFC, (202) 473-1000, www.ifc.org; Daehan Wind Power Company, www.daelimenergy.com
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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 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was enacted, in part, to drive innovation and production of low carbon biofuels that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and as a result the program has replaced 10 pct of petroleum in the U.S. transportation fleet with carbon-friendly fuel. However, the EPA has yet to update its original corn ethanol GHG assessments of a decade ago to reflect today's significant GHG reduction benefits, the report says.
"The ACE White Paper makes a compelling case that lifecycle GHG modeling must reflect the latest science if low carbon fuel programs are to achieve their desired results. The Great Plains Institute agrees there is a huge opportunity for existing corn ethanol plants to lower their carbon footprint through innovative technology and updated lifecycle modeling," said Brendan Jordan, VP of the Great Plains Institute.
Download the full The Case for Properly Valuing the Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol White Paper HERE.
(Source: American Coalition for Ethanoll, Aug., 2018)
Contact: American Coalition for Ethanol, Brian Jennings, CEO, Ron Lamberty, VP, (605) 334-3381, https://ethanol.org;
Great Plains Institute, (512) 278-7150, www.betterenergy.org
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The project is expected to produce about 308,000 MWh of electricity per year and has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with CAMMESA.
Construction is expected later in 2018 for commercial operation by the end of 2019.
Argentina is targeting 20 pct of its power generation to be from renewable sources by 2025, and estimates that 10 GW of additional renewable capacity is needed.
Scatec Solar will on a 50/50 joint venture basis together with Equinor build, own and operate the power plant at an estimated cost of $95 million.
Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer that develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants and has an installation track record of 1,000 MW.
The company holds 322 MW of solar power plants in the Czech Republic, South Africa, Rwanda, Honduras and Jordan and has 1,092 MW under construction. With an established global presence and a significant project pipeline, the company is targeting a capacity of 3.5 GW in operation and under construction by end of 2021. (Source: Scatec Solar, 19 June, 2018) Contact: Scatec Solar, Raymond Carlsen, CEO +47 976 99 144, www.scatecsolar.com;
Martifer Renewables, http://martifer.com/pt/grupo/institucional/areas-de-negocio/martifer-renewables; Equinor, www.equinor.com/en
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APICORP notes that MENA's major energy-importing companies are working to improve renewable energy legislation and infrastructure, while most exporting countries have "done little to incorporate renewables."
According to APICORP large oil and gas reserves and cheap extraction costs mean that hydrocarbons continue to meet rising demand in countries like Kuwait and Algeria. Legislative factors such as "policy uncertainty" and the lack of an efficient and supportive regulatory framework, are also contributing factors to the slow uptake of renewable energy. Even so, the UAE and Dubai are "on track” with their renewable energy targets and the introduction of competitive bidding, feed in tariffs (FiTs), tax exemptions, and power-purchase agreements (PPAs) to encourage renewable energy projects.
The MENA countries typically include: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen. Ethiopia and Sudan are sometimes included.
(Source: APICORP, Construction Week, 20 May, 2018)
Contact: Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation, www.apicorp-arabia.com
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