In qualifying for the incentives, GEV will commit to operating in Rhode Island for 12 years. The tax credits are expected to generate $3.5 million in net revenues for the state over the 12-year period, and, once the new hires are in place, an increase of $13.67 million in the state's annual gdp.
(Source: GEV Wind Power, Providence Journal, 24 June, 2019) Contact: GEV Wind Power
Daniel Boon, GM U.S. Operations, +44 (0) 1482 300 640,
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"Furthermore, CNG cars are not affected by driving bans in city centers.
Refueling with biomethane or e-gas results in an even better CO2 balance. Both can easily be fed into the gas network and mixed with any amount of fossil natural gas." -- Stephen Neumann, Volkswagen Group
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Germany accounts for nearly 2.2 pct of the world's C02 emissions, the equivalent of 800 million tonnes, and was ranked 6th globally, according to Global Carbon Project 2017 data.
The auto giant with 12 brands previously noted it planned to cut ts total emission to zero by 2050. (Source: VW Group, Sunday Times, (NZ) 31 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Volkswagen Group, www.volkswagenag.com
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The company also notes that its first electric car, the ID, will be "CO2 neutral throughout the entire life cycle," including all manufacturing. The electric car is expected to go into production at the end of this year. At the end of last year, Volkswagen announced that it will convert several production sites into pure e-car factories and will invest over €40 billion in future technologies in the next years.
"The Volkswagen Group will be a climate-neutral company by 2050 at the latest," according to Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess.
(Source: VW, Der Spiegel, Electrek, Bloomberg, Feb., 2019)
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The decision to completely stop production of petrol and diesel powertrains showcases the company's shift in focus towards battery-driven vehicles.t may also be influenced by VW's recent
"diesel-gate" emissions scandal that cost the company €27 billion in fines and penalties. (Source: VW, DriveSpark, Others, Dec., 2018)
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Writing on his blog, Araujo described climate science as a "dogma" that ignores "evidence" showing the opposite of rising temperatures and greater concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere.
"The left has sequestered the environmental cause and perverted it to the point of paroxysm over the last 20 years with the ideology of climate change. The climate [scientists] gathered some data suggesting a correlation between rising temperatures with increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, ignored data suggesting the opposite, and created a scientific dogma that no one else can contest on pain of being excommunicated from good society.", the new foreign minister's blog contends.
Araujo's blog parrots U.S, President Donald Trump adding, "This dogma has served to justify an increase in the regulatory power of states over the economy and power of international institutions over national states and their populations, as well as to stifle economic growth in democratic capitalist countries and foster China's growth."
Pres. Donald Trump, who recently raked the U.S. Forest Service over the coals for not adequately raking leafs to prevent forest fires, will perhaps be best remembered for calling climate change a "hoax" and a "con-job created by the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive."
(Source: Ernesto Araujo, Blog, 12 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Ernesto Araujo, Blog
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IWVWD's energy program includes the installation of a total of 2.08 MW of ground-mounted solar PV projects across five water well sites and a solar carport system at the District Office which has also been refitted with LED lighting and high efficiency HVAC units.
IWVWD financed the project through the Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer Program (RES-BCT), which allows local government entities with eligible renewable generating facilities to send energy to the grid and receive generation credits for other benefiting accounts within the District.
(Source: Indian Wells Valley Water District, ENGIE Services U.S., June 15, 2018)
Contact: ENGIE, Ashu Jain, Senior Business Leader, www.engie-na.com, https://engieservices.us; Indian Wells Valley Water District:www.iwvwd.com
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Northvolt plans to build Europe's largest battery cell plant in Sweden, with the backing of VW-owned truckmaker Scania and Swiss engineering group ABB.
Marubeni is considering supplying Northvolt's battery plant with manufacturing equipment and raw materials including cathode and anode materials.
Marubeni also plans to support Northvolt's battery sales and jointly develop a battery recycling business.
(Source: Marubeni, Reuters, Various Media, May, 2018) Contact:
NorthVolt AB, Peter Carlsson, CEO, www.northvolt.com; Marubeni, www.marubeni.com
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The rebate check was afforded by Southern California Edison Savings by Design Program, which provides incentives to SCE customers who engage early in the design process and incorporate energy efficiency recommendations into their projects.
The subregional plants included high-efficiency blowers, pumps, variable frequency drives and dissolved oxygen controls to maximize energy savings of
460,667 kwh at the Apple Valley facility and 531,961 kwh savings at the Hesperia plant.
The authority began working with SCE on energy efficient designs in 2010, equaling an annual energy savings of approximately $430,000, according to officials.
(Source: VVWRA, Southern California Edison, Daily Press, 30 Jan., 2018) Contact: VVWRA,
Logan Olds, GM, (442) 249-0258, www.vvwra.com; Southern California Edison, www.sce.com
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