Among other recommendations, the Governor's Council on Biofuels is calling for a state low-carbon fuel standard, the use of biofuels in state fleet vehicles, increased funding for the AGRI Bioincentive Program to provide a stable market and pathway for biofuels development, and the establishment of an Advanced Biofuels Taskforce to provide further recommendations for legislative or administrative state policy aimed at developing Minnesota's cellulosic natural resources to lower the carbon intensity of energy use in transportation.
Download the Council's comments HERE.
(Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 3 Nov., 2020) (Contact: Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 651-201-6000, www.mda.state.mn.us
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Proposals should address specific technical challenges and barriers that Co-Optima researchers can address to move new fuels closer to market in conjunction with advanced, high-efficiency engines.
C-Optima focuses on developing new high-performance fuels that, when combined with advanced combustion approaches, can boost engine efficiency and cut emissions.
Download details HERE. (Source: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, PR, 13 Nov., 2020)
Contact: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, www.energy.gov/eere
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The plan includes promoting the transition to renewable energy, measures to reduce municipal electricity consumption, a reform in the import of electrical products, grant funding support for energy efficiency, building energy bench-marking and rating and an overall increased energy efficiency in government Ministries.
The plan also calls for a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel burning and polluting vehicles as of 2030 and the installation of electric vehicle electric charging infrastructure and clean transportation incentives that the Ministry estimates will
cut greenhouse gas emissions by 7.5 pct -- 6 million tpy. (Source: Israel Ministry of Energy, Xinhua, CanIndia News, 16 Nov., 2020) Contact: Israel Ministry of Energy, www.gov.il/en/departments/news?OfficeId=0caee7eb-1ebb-4c12-9ed8-7dce94badcb2&skip=0&limit=10
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With this acquisition, Greenbacker will own roughly 753.5 MW of generating capacity (including assets that are to be constructed), comprising 529.8 MW of utility-scale and distributed solar facilities, 192.6MW of wind facilities, 19.1 MW of battery storage and 12.0MW of biomass facilities, according to the company.
(Source: Greenbacker Renewable Energy , PR, Nov., 2020)
Contact: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Charles Wheeler, CEO, email@example.com, www.greenbackercapital.com; Broad Reach Power, Steve Vavrik, CEO, www.broadreachpower.com
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The framework agreement expands on the two companies' long-standing partnership and collaboration.
Agreed upon targets include improved energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy for oil and gas operations as well as assessing the potential for enhanced oil recovery projects based on CO2 usage. (Source: ADNOC, TOTAL, Offshore, 13 Nov., 2020)Contact: ADNOC, Dr Sultan Al Jaber, CEO, +971 2 7070000. +971 2 6023389--fax, www.adnoc.ae; TOTAL, www.total.com
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Along with advancing research in photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) and systems integration, the projects in DOE's SETO Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program include research in artificial intelligence (AI), hybrid plants, and solar with agriculture. The following projects are being funded:
The company will work with the University of Toledo's Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization Center, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), and Project Vision Dynamics Inc. "to complete development of attractive, low-cost, high-efficiency solar window units and solar building facades through manufacturing innovations in CdTe module technology," according to the release. Prof. Michael J. Heben, the managing director of UT's Wright Center for Photovoltaics noted "Previously proposed options for incorporating photovoltaic power into building structures ave not made sense from a manufacturing point of view -- Toledo Solar's approach is entirely novel, and entirely doable, so the University of Toledo is very excited to be part of this effort."
Toledo Solar is the only U.S. manufacturer of CdTe thin film PV for both residential and commercial rooftop markets, according to the company website. (Source: Toledo Solar,PR, Toledo Blabe, 14 Nov., 2020) Contact: Toledo Solar, 567-202-4145, info@Toledo-Solar.com, www.toledosolar-inc.com;
US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office
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The financing was secured through Fifth Third Bank, National Association. This non-recourse facility allows Ameresco to draw loan proceeds for solar projects in construction as a bridge to their permanent financing or sale upon commercial operation.(Source: Ameresco, PR, Solar Builder, 13 Nov., 2020) Contact: Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com
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The biomass gasification power plant began construction in February 2019 and was completed and grid connected in April 2020. The biomass project
is part of Samoa's Improving the Performance and Reliability of Renewable Energy Power Systems project and was funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) via the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union and the German Government's Agency of International Cooperation (EU-GIZ ASCE). (Source: Government of Samoa, PR, 14 Nov., 2020) Contact:
UNDP Multi Country Office, +685 23670, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ws.undp.org
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Today, 100 pct of HARC's energy is sourced from on-site renewable energy, made possible by a $136,000 Green Mountain Energy Sun Club grant that supported the purchase and installation of additional solar panels, associated inverters and hardware on the roof of HARC's LEED® Platinum building.
The HARC building and campus grounds is 50 pct more energy efficient when compared to LEED® base targets and employs several sustainable features in its design. The building footprint and impervious paving are minimized, bioswales are designed to retain and filter water on-site to reduce the impact to nearby waterways, and the site’s biodiversity is preserved by protecting and restoring native vegetation. The building is also oriented to maximize the daylight reaching the building's interior spaces and rooftop solar installation.
Other sustainable strategies include an added high-performance building envelope and rain screen that performs 2.5 times better than a typical enclosure and low-flow fixtures to conserve water while mechanical systems utilize a geothermal heat exchange system for optimal energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and thermal comfort. (Source: Houston Advanced Research Center, PR, Nov., 2020)
Contact: Green Mountain Sun Club , Diana Maddock, email@example.com, 713-703-4989 www.gmesunclub.org; International Living Future Institute, 206 223 2028, www.living-future.org; Houston Advanced Research Center, Kacey Wilkins, firstname.lastname@example.org , 281-364-6092, www.harcresearch.org
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Most of Australia's renewable energy infrastructure is manufactured offshore and imported.
Under its plan, BlueScope "will invest directly in our own plant, but also partner with innovators and entrepreneurs to develop new technology solutions in key industries like renewables, infrastructure, defense, manufacturing and sustainable buildings.
An immediate focus will be supporting the manufacture of wind tower, solar farm, pumped hydro, electricity transmission facilities," according to the BlueScope release.
(Source: BlueScope Steel, ABC News Australia, 15 Nov., 2020) Contact: BlueScope Steel, www.bluescope.com
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Under the terms of the deal, Goldwind Americas will continue to provide the project with long-term maintenance services.
The Rattlesnake Wind Project, located in central Texas, utilizes of 64 Goldwind GW109/2500 Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive turbines. The project was purchased by Goldwind in 2016 and reached commercial operation in 2018. (Source: Goldwind Americas, PR, WindTech, 12 Nov., 2020) Contact: Goildwind Americas, Lauren La Marche, Marketing, email@example.com, www.goldwindglobal.com
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The SusWIND initiative is planned for delivery in the following three stages:
During the company's 2009-2019 ECCO2 initiative Bendix exceeded the combined goals to reduce energy consumption by 30 pct from its 2009 baseline, by achieving a 42 pct reduction over the past 10 years. Bendix also saved more than 27 million kilowatt-hours of energy and an estimated $2 million over that time frame, through projects focused on more efficient use of lighting, HVAC and compressed air.
Bendix is set to cut its greenhouse gas emissions from the 2018 baseline in half by 2030 through: continued energy efficiency projects; on-site generation of renewable energy; and the obtaining of green energy combined with carbon offsets.
(Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, PR,Morning Journal, 12 Nov., 2020) Contact: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, www.bendix.com
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The announcement is in keeping with the company's goal of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 pct by 2030 from its base level of 2019 and the commencement of operations of a large-scale carbon capture facility in Fukuoka, Japan. The company also plans to expand its solar renewable energy business to ¥650 billion ($6.17 billion) by 2030, from ¥190 billion yen ($1.80 billion) in 2019.
Toshiba's announcement comes as coal continues losing ground as Germany's Siemens Energy, U.S. multinational conglomerate General Electric (GE), India's largest coal-fired power generator, NTPC Ltd, and other energy sector majors increasingly abandon Old King Coal.
(Source: Toshiba, Mercom India, Nov., 2020)
Contact: Toshiba, www.toshiba.co.jp/worldwide/index.html
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The Appalachian region plan's lead author, Leslie Marshall, associate director of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Sustainable Business, said the plan is aimed at trying to deal with a "confluence of crises" brought on by the region's reliance on fossil fuels and the treat of climate change.
The plan, which shares many of the goals of the Green New Deal, does not specify where the money will come from but suggests it could be funded through a mix of tax breaks, public-private partnerships, and alliances between labor, environmental, and academic institutions.
Research for the project received financial support from the Enel Foundation, which is run by Enel, an Italian energy company with significant renewable energy investments.
(Source: State Impact Pennsylvania, The Allegheny Front, 13 Nov., 2020)
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The plan sets interim goals of cutting carbon emissions in half by 2035, and by three-quarters by 2040. If given final approval, the changes would put Arizona's energy efficiency standards on par with California, Colorado, Nevada and other western states, according to the release. (Source: Arizona Corporation Commission, PR, Public News Serv., 10 Nov., 2020)
Contact: Arizona Corporation Commission, Carolyn Buck, Sec.,602-542-3931 , firstname.lastname@example.org, www.azcc.gov
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The project recently received approval to increase its capacity to up to one gigawatt having already secured both onshore and offshore consents in 2019.
(Source: Red Rock Power Lyd, Website Press Release, 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: Red Rock Power, Guy Madgwick, CEO, +44 (0) 131 557 7101, www.redrockpower.co.uk; Inch Cape Wind, +44 (0) 131 557 7101, www.inchcapewind.com
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Legislation to approve the project will go before city council on Nov. 17. The body previously approved a placeholder agreement between the city and TVA and NES this summer for purchase of renewable energy. If approved, the project is slated to be constructed in Oct., 2023 by Nashville-based Silicon Ranch.
(Source: City of Nashville, PR, Tenneesean, 11 Nov., 2020) Contact: TVA, Doug Perry, VP Commercial Energy Solutions, (865) 632-2101, email@example.com, www.tva.com; Nashville Electric Service, www.nespower.com; Vanderbilt University, 615-322-7311, www.vanderbilt.edu;
Silicon Ranch, 615.577.4786, www.siliconranch.com
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A single 600-MW wind farm in the Gulf would produce an estimated 4,400 jobs and $445 million in economic output during the construction phase, based upon modeling the by U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Operations would contribute 150 new permanent jobs, along with an estimated $14 million in annual spending. By 2035, industry forecasts suggest U.S. offshore wind energy capacity could grow to 22 gigawatts through $70 billion of new capital investment in manufacturing and port infrastructure, as well as 45,000 new direct jobs, according to the Governor's release.
BOEM studies estimate the Gulf of Mexico could produce as much as 10 pct of U.S. wind energy. (Source: Office of Gov. John Bel Edwards, KATC News, 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: Office of Gov. John Bel Edwards
Harry Vorhoff, Dir., Governor's Office of Coastal Activities.
(225) 342-7015, (866)366-1121, gov.louisiana.gov; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov
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Horsley Witten measured the impact of their annual average 300,000 miles of travel across the country and quantified this footprint to then offset it through local opportunities.
(Source: Cape Cod.com, 1o Nov., 2020) Contact: Horsley Witten Group, 508-833-6600, www.horsleywitten.com: Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org
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Pinnacle produces sustainable industrial wood pellet fuel for large-scale thermal power generators. The company operates eight industrial wood pellet production facilities in western Canada and one in Alabama, and owns a port terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C. Pinnacle also has long-term take-or-pay contracts with utilities in the U.K., Europe and Asia that represent an average of 108 pct of its production capacity through 2026.
(Source: Pinnacle Renewable Energy, Website PR, 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: Pinnacle Renewable Energy, (604) 270-9613, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pinnaclepellet.com
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As previously reported, the Port was selected as Equinor's flagship operations and maintenance base for what will become the world's largest offshore wind farm at Dogger Bank.
The River Tyne presently hostso an existing offshore cluster, including South Tyneside Marine College, A&P, Smulders Projects, Shepherd Offshore and TechnipFMC, all of which contributeto a well-established offshore energy supply chain. The Port of Tyne is one of only two deep sea ports in the North-East UK. (Source: Port of Tyne, Northern Echo, Nov., 2020) Contact: Port of Tyne Authority,
Matt Beeton, CEO , +44 191 257 1373, www.portoftyne.co.uk
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BioStim is leading a consortium of small businesses as a part of a New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program which allows local small businesses to work with scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to map the conditions under which biostimulation enhances the growth rate and metabolism for several biological cultures involving algae and bacteria by means of microwave energy for use in the future development of alternative biofuels production and other applications.
AlgaStar Inc. and its participants won a $1 million Florida state, 20-month, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies (REET) research grant in 2018. Participants included Florida A & M University , NASA at Kennedy Space Center, and ARA, a leading US R& D/engineering firm.
(Source: AlgaStar, PR, MENADN, 11 Nov., 2020) Contact: AlgaStar Inc., BioSTim Inc., Matthew Ortega, (505) 795-5600, M.Ortega@AlgaStar.com, www.algastar.com
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Alfen's energy storage system, called TheBattery, will be installed at PZEM in Q1, 2021. This battery ensures that the electricity from the network is stored in a 'container battery'. The charging plaza, equipped with 10 smart Alfen Eve Double charge points, has already been successfully installed. If many vehicles are charging simultaneously, the electricity from the energy storage system can be used, reducing the strain on the electricity grid. For the integration with the grid, Alfen also installed a transformer substation, according to the release. (Source: PZEM. PR, Renewable Energy, Nov., 2020)
Contact: Affen, +31 36 54 93 400, email@example.com, www.alfen.com; PZEM, www.pzem.nl
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Shinhan BNP Paribas is a 65/35 joint venture of Shinhan Financial Group and BNP Paribas Asset Management. Paris-headquartered BNP Paribas S.A. is the world's 8th largest bank by total assets with operations in 72 countries. (Source: BNP Paribas, Korea Herald, 5 Nov., 2020) Contact: BNP Paribas, www.group.bnpparibas/en
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Dam Nai Wind incorporates 15 Siemens wind turbines with a rated capacity of 2.625 MW generating 123 GWh of power per year. (Source: SN Energy, PR Website, Renewable Energy, Nov., 2020) Contact: SN Energy, + 47 66 71 70 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.snpower.com
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In Ohio, AEP is seeking renewable energy purchase agreements of 10, 12 or 15 years for solar or wind facilities that begin operation between 2021 and 2023.
For the ERCOT sited projects, the company is seeking renewable energy purchase agreements of 12 years or less for solar facilities that begin operation between 2021 and 2023.
AEPEP will use the contracted off-take to support the company's growing loads in Ohio and Texas, including the recently passed City of Columbus Electric Service Aggregation Program.
Complete details about the Requests for Proposals are available at http://aep.com/rfp or by calling Ben Duckworth at (614) 583-7453. (Source: AEP Energy Partners, Website PR, 3 Nov., 2020) Contact: AEP, email@example.com, aepes.com, www.aep.com; ERCOT, www.ercot.com
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According to Galan, Iberdrola's renewables capacity will rise from 32 GW in 2019 to 60 GW in 2025 -- 26 GW of onshore wind, 16 GW of solar and 14 GW of hydro, with the remainder being offshore wind.
(Source: Iberdrola Website News, 5 Nov., 2020)Contact: Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.iberdrola.es
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Focus on Energy -- the Badger State's statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy resources program -- works with utilities to provide energy efficiency resources, services and incentives to eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses energy-saving improvements to their homes and buildings.
In 2019, a third-party evaluation found Wisconsin runs the most cost-effective energy efficiency programs in the nation, in terms of energy savings per dollar spent. A separate recently released evaluation found every $1 invested in Focus on Energy generates $4.80 in benefits for Wisconsin, including economic benefits, reduced energy costs and reduced pollution.
Download the Focus on Energy roadmap HERE. (Source: Focus on Energy, WisBusiness, PR, Nov., 2020) Contact: Focus on Energy, Erinn Monroe-Nye, Prog. Dir., www.focusonenergy.com
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Odal Vindkraftverk is 51 pct owned by Akershus Energi and 49 pct owned by the project develope r KLP . The project is expected to be completed during 2021. (Source: SiemensGamesa, PR, renews. 3 Nov., 2020)Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com
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The DERConnect tes-tbed will include more than 2,500 distributed energy resources on the UCSD campus' microgrid, including an energy storage facility, fuel cells and solar panels, a dozen classroom and office buildings and 300 charging stations for electric vehicles.
The goal is to begin testing equipment in 2022, and to make the testbed available to outside research teams and industry by 2025.
(Source: UCSD, PR, Times of San Diego, 2 Nov., 2020) Contact: UCSD, Prof. Jan Kleissl, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, (858) 534-8087, email@example.com, www.ucsd.edu; National Science Foundation, www.nsf.gov
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When fully operational, the Jacaranda solar project will generate 440GWh per year – sufficient power for 750,000 inhabitants -- and avoid approximately 35,000 metric tpy of CO2 emissions. The solar project has a 15-year PPA with a Brazilian subsidiary of the American material science giant Dow Inc.
Atlas Renewable Energy develops, builds, and operates renewable energy projects with long-term contracts across Latin America. The company's portfolio is 2.2GW of contracted projects in development, construction, or operational stages, and aims to expand by an additional 4GW in the next years.
(Source: Atlas Renewable Energy, Website News, 26 Oct., 2020)
Contact: Atlas Renewable Energy, 786 358 5614, www.atlasrenewableenergy.com
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NTPC will use the loan proceeds for power plant flue gas desulphurization (FGD) and renewable energy projects. (Source: NTPC India, Website PR, 1 Nov., 2020) Contact: NTPC India, +91 11 24360100, Fax -- + 91 11 24361018, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ntpc.co.in
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A key part of the Clean Energy Blueprint, which aligns with changing consumer preferences for more renewable energy, includes adding up to 400 MW of solar by 2023. When the 400 MW of solar is combined with the nearly 1,300 MW of owned-and-operated wind and the power generated by the company's existing solar farms in Dubuque, Marshalltown and Cedar Rapids, as well as other renewable sources, nearly 50 pct of Alliant Energy's Iowa generation portfolio will be from renewables.
As we previously reported, Alliant Energy's 9,500 solar panel equipped Marshalltown Solar Garden and battery energy storage pilot facility at its Marshalltown Generating Station is now online. The 2.55-MW AC solar system generates sufficient power for nearly 400 homes and the system's 548kWh battery can be fully charged within two hours.
Alliant has three solar + battery sites in Iowa, each of which is being used to pilot different combinations of solar power and energy storage technology. Alliant constructed its first solar system at the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and has two solar gardens in Dubuque which have been generating clean energy since 2017. (Source: Alliant Energy, PR, Nov. 2020)
Contact: Alliant Energy Iowa, Terry Kouba, President , www.alliantenergy.com
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For example, PG&E customers that sign up for the utility's time-of-use rate plan and purchase a qualifying ENERGY STAR smart thermostat may be eligible for a $120 rebate through the end of the year. The amount of the smart thermostat rebate recently increased from $50. The purchase of a smart thermostat combined with a time-of-use rate plan can reduce costs by shifting heating or cooling needs to low energy demand times when energy demand and rates are lower, and the amount of renewable energy is higher. By way of illustration, PG&E notes the following ENERGY STAR product specific savings:
PG&E notes if every clothes washer, clothes dryer, dishwasher and refrigerator purchased in the U.S. this year were ENERGY STAR models, the equivalent of the greenhouse gas emissions from 450,000 cars would be avoided, and consumers would save more than $615 million in annual energy costs. (Source: PG&E, PR 2 Nov., 2020) Contact: PG&E, Aaron August, VP Business Development & Customer Engagement, www.pge.com; ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
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According to the study, in 2019, the U.S. produced 30 times more solar power and more than triple the amount of wind energy than in 2010. Utility-scale battery energy storage increased 20-fold since 2010 and energy consumption per person declined thanks to improvements in energy efficiency, and more than one million electric vehicles were sold in the U.S.
Renewables on the Rise 2020 study
HERE. (Source: PennEnvironment Policy & Research Center, Website PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: PennEnvironment Policy & Research Center, David Masur, Exec. Dir, Kelly Flanigan, Global Warming Solutions Associate,
(215) 732-5897, (215) 732-4599 -- fax, www.pennenvironmentcenter.org
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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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The new rules update the state's 2006 Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff. (Source: Arizona Corporation Commission, PR, Arizona Republic, 29 Oct., 2020) Contact: Arizona Corporation Commission, www.azcc.gov
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H2Pro's Electrochemical-Thermally Activated Chemical (E-TAC) hydrogen production technology uses renewable energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in two separate phases. E-TAC is membrane-free, does not require precious metals and is capable of operating at high pressure, reducing costs, according to the release.
The process, developed at the Technician, Israel Institute of Technology, reaches 95 pct efficiency with nearly 30 pct less renewable electricity than leading electrolysis technologies use to produce hydrogen. (Source: New Fortress Energy, PR, 26 Oct., 2020) Contact: New Fortress Energy, Wes Edens, CEO, Joshua Kane, (516) 268-7400,
(516) 268-7455, email@example.com, Zero, Green Hydrogen Division, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.newdortressenergy.com; H2Pro, www.h2pro.co
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For the project, WCSB has procured three Tesla Megapack Batteries, the first of which will be connected to the grid in Rycroft where it will
store and distribute renewable energy as needed. The Megapack can also be used as a microgrid if disconnected from the main power grid.
In addition to the Rycrft installation, WCSB plans to install 20 MW Megapack's in Grande Prairie and Buffalo Creek, both of which are expected to be completed in 2021. (Source: WCSB, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: WCSB, (587) 747-4050, www.wcsbpower.com
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The Sendai-Gamo Biomass Project will utilise wood pellets and palm kernel shells to generate roughly 553,300 MWh annually -- sufficient power for 170,000 households.
Sumitomo Forestry, United Purpose Management, Mizuho Leasing, and Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure are participating in the project which is slated to break ground in Feb, 2021 for completion and startup in Nov., 2023.
(Source: Renova,Website PR, 26 Oct., 2020)
Contact: Renova Inc., www.renovainc.com
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The wind farm, which incorporates GE 2.82MW wind turbines, has a 15-year PPA with Constellation, an Exelon company.
(Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR, renews.biz, 27 Oct., 2020))Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, email@example.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com
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The improvements are being financed by a low-interest loan and include converting street lights and parks department lighting to energy efficient LED technology.
All city and utility-owned street lights, park and parking lot lighting will be converted to LED units. The project is expected to be completed in 2021. (Source: Ameresco, PR, 27 Oct., 2020)
Contact: City of Medford, Karl MacNair, Transportation Manager, www.ci.medford.or.us; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com
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To that end, South Korea would replace its coal power generation with renewable energy, replace old buildings and public rental housing with eco-friendly facilities, and expand its fleet of electric and hydrogen power vehicles and rapid EV charging infrastructure.
Moon is aiming for renewable energy to generate 20 pct of the coal-reliant country's energy mix by 2030, while closing 40 existing coal-fired power plants by 2034. (Source: Yonhap, Korean Herald, 28 Oct., 2020)
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Orsted now foresees clarity on the permitting timelines being pushed to late 2020 or even into 2021.
"Even assuming the permitting process starts moving within the first quarter next year, it appears highly likely that the Revolution Wind, Ocean Wind, Skipjack and Sunrise Wind projects will be delayed beyond the previously expected 2023 and 2024 construction years," the company said. (Source: Orsted, PR, 28 Oct., 2020)
Contact: Orsted, www.orsted.com
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The report models the impacts of replacing several types of gas-based heating systems in existing commercial buildings with various electric heat pump systems. In some cases, electrifying heating already pays back for building owners. The report found that about 27 pct of commercial floor space heated with fossil fuel systems can be electrified today with a simple payback of less than 10 years. If policymakers enacted a package of public investments, incentives, and carbon pricing policies, the proportion of commercial building space that can be electrified with this payback would increase to 60 pct, the report notes.
Access the ACEEE Electrifying Heating in Existing Commercial Buildings Could Cut Their Emissions 44pct report HERE. (Source: ACEEE, PR, 28 Oct., 2020) Contact: ACEEE, 202-507-4000, www.aceee.org
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Major Project Status recognizes the strategic significance of a project for Australia. In this case, AREH dovetails with the Government's Technology Investment Roadmap, which highlights hydrogen as a priority technology for development. Major Project Status support will streamline necessary approvals for construction to break ground in 2026.
The AREH will harness the world-class wind and solar resources of Western Australia's East Pilbara region, dedicating up to 23 GW of capacity for production of green hydrogen and green ammonia and providing up to 3 GW of energy production to local Pilbara users such as mining and mineral processing operations. (Source: AREH, Website, Oct., 2020)
Contact: AREH, Brendan Hammond, Project Dir., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.asianrehub.com
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The 13MW Haliade-X is GE's largest turbine ever, standing 248 metres tall with 107 metre long blades, offering almost double the generation capacity of most wind turbines currently deployed around the world.
130 units of the 13MW turbine is expected to be deployed at the UK's Dogger Bank Wind Farm starting in 2023. GE notes it has secured 4.8GW worth of orders for the Haliade-X turbine model from U.S. and UK wind projects.
(Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website, Reneweconomy, 23 Oct., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com
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