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Salt River Project Plans Wind Farm Near Flagstaff (Ind. Report)
Salt River Project
Date: 2022-01-17
In Arizona, Phoenix-headquartered not-for-profit utility Salt River Project (SRP) reports it has contracted with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources to purchase the Babbitt Ranches property north of Flagstaff where it will develop a 161-MW wind farm that will be known as the Babbitt Ranch Energy Center.

The new facility, which will generate sufficient energy for roughly 40,000 homes, joins SRP's 127-MW Dry Lake Wind Power Project located east of Payson, which was the state's first wind farm. SRP seeking up to 1,000 MW of peak generating capacity by summer 2026, the release notes. SRP is the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers.(Source: Salt River Project, Website PR, 13 Jan, 2022) Contact: Salt River Project, Kelly Barr, Strategy & Sustainability kelly.barr@srpnet.com, www.srpnet.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Salt River Project ,  Wind,  


Equinor, BP Finalize NY Offshore Wind Contracts (Ind. Report)
Equinor, BP, NYSERDA
Date: 2022-01-17
Equinor and BP on Friday announced they have finalized the Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSAs) with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 offshore wind projects -- one of the largest renewable energy procurements in United States history.

Empire Wind will be located 15-30 miles southeast of Long Island and will incorporate 174 wind turbines and associated substations and subsea cables. Beacon Wind, 20 miles south of Nantucket, is planned to include up to 122 wind turbines, subsea cables and a convertor station. Both projects are under review by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

Equinor and BP, which were selected by NYSERDA in January 2021, will provide 1.2 MW of power capacity each from the Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 projects. Combined with the partnership's Empire Wind 1 project, the projects will generate a total 3.3 GW of renewable power -- sufficient electricity for about 2 million New York homes.

The agreement includes developing the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into a major staging and assembly facility for the offshore wind industry, as well as an operations and maintenance base for the project's offshore farms. The partnership will also invest in the Port of Albany, making it America's first offshore wind tower and transition piece manufacturing facility, as previously reported. (Source: Equinor, Equinor Wind US, PR, 14 Jan., 2022) Contact: Equinor Wind US, Siri Espedal Kindem, President, www.equinor.com; NYSERDA, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor,  BP,  NYSERDA,  Offshore Wind,  ,  


First Solar Claims 1.2GW Swift Current Energy Order (Ind. Report)
First Solar,Swift Current Energy
Date: 2022-01-14
Tempe, Arizona-headquartered First Solar, Inc. reports Boston-headquartered developer, owner, and operator of utility-scale clean energy assets Swift Current Energy, a has placed an order for 1.2 GW dc of First Solar's advanced, ultra-low carbon thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules for delivery in 2023-24.

According to the company release, First Solar is investing $680 million in expanding America's domestic PV solar manufacturing capacity by 3.3 GW annually, by building its third US manufacturing facility, in Lake Township, Ohio, for commissioning in the first half of 2023. The company also operates factories in Vietnam and Malaysia, and has a 3.3 GW factory under construction in India that is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2023.

Boston, headquartered Swift Current Energy acquires, develops, constructs, owns and operates highly competitive, utility-scale wind, solar energy and battery storage projects across the United States. The company has commercialized 1.1 GW of renewable energy projects and has a growing project pipeline with more than 6 GW across North America. The company also has offices in Illinois, Maine, Montana and Texas, USA. (Source: First Solar, Website PR, 13 Jan., 2021) Contact: First Solar, Mitchell Ennis, IR, mitchell.ennis@firstsolar.com, www.firstsolar.com; Swift Current Energy, Eric Lamers, CEO, 857-315-5294, www.swiftcurrent energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar news,  Swift Current Energy news,  Solar news,  


Nordex SE Scores 43 N163/5.X Wind Turbines Order (Int'l.)
Nordex, Statkraft
Date: 2022-01-14
Hamburg, Germany-based wind industry major Nordex Group is reporting receipt an order from Oslo-based Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energies, for the supply and installation of 14 N163/5.X turbines for the 80 MW Morro do Cruzeiro wind farm in the state of Bahia, Brazil.

The order includes a three-year Premium Service contract with an extension option.Installation of the turbines, which will be manufactured in Brazil, on 120 metre concrete towers is slated to begin in summer 2023. (Source: Nordex, Website PR, 14 Jan., 2022)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex news,  Statkraft news,  Wind news,  Wind Turbine news,  


GE-RE Wins Continuum Green Energy Wind Turbine Order (Int'l.)
GE Renewable Energy ,Continuum Green Energy
Date: 2022-01-14
GE Renewable Energy (GE-RE) is reporting rceipt of an order from Continuum Trinethra Renewables Pvt Ltd , a subsidiary of Mumbai-based electric utility Continuum Green Energy, to supply, install and commission 37 units of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for the 99.9 MW Rajkot Wind Farm in Gujarat, India.

The Rajkot Wind Farm is being managed by Continuum, which currently supplies 639 MW of green energy to 130 customers across India out of its total capacity of 1300 MW. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR,13 Jan., 2022) Contact: Continuum Green Energy, Arvind Bansal, CEO , +91 22 2570 1567, www.continuumenergy.in; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenerg

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Turbine,  India Wind,  Continuum Green Energy,  


Yotta Energy, Cal Solar Inc. to Deploy Solar+Energy Storage in California (Ind. Report)
Yotta Energy, Cal Solar
Date: 2022-01-14
As California requires solar plus storage systems for all new commercial and multifamily construction beginning in 2023, Yotta Energy is joining forces with Cal Solar Inc., the leading solar and energy storage design-build engineer and contractor for new commercial and multifamily construction. The companies will work together to deploy statewide renewable energy solutions to meet California mandate requirements.

Yotta's energy storage system will be designed as a virtual-power-plant-ready installation, meaning in addition to battery charging from the solar photovoltaic (PV) system, Yotta's energy storage system provides time-of-use software control. This capability saves users money by allowing the battery to be discharged when electricity prices are high.

The California Building Energy Efficiency Standards will take effect on January 1, 2023, requiring all new commercial and multifamily construction to include solar plus energy storage, and all new residential construction to have energy-storage-ready solar PV systems. The state anticipates adding 280 MW of annual solar capacity and 400 MWh of energy storage with these requirements.

Yotta Energy recently announced a funding raise of $13 million to scale its unique, modular energy storage and microgrid technology, specifically designed to transform buildings into self-generating power plants. Led by WIND Ventures, the Series A round includes follow-on investors Doral Energy-Tech Ventures, Riverstone Ventures, and returning investors, EDP Ventures, and SWAN Impact Network. The round brings the company's total funding to $20 million. This partnership and its collaboration with Cal Solar Inc. represent significant milestones as Yotta Energy looks to move the industry forward with its innovative plug-and-play solar plus storage solution, according to the release. (Source: Yoptta Energy, PR, 14 Jan., 2022) Contact: Yotta Energy, www.yottaenergy.com; Cal Solar, Sean Neman, CEO, 800-784-7612, info@calsolarinc.com, www.calsolarinc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Yotta Energy,  Cal Solar ,  


Thyssenkrupp to Install Green Hydrogen Facility in Rotterdam (Int'l)
thyssenkrupp
Date: 2022-01-12
Essen, Germany-headquartered industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp AG reports its Dortmund, Germany-based thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, Dortmund, has contracted with Royal Dutch Shell for Shell's proposed commercial-scale "Hydrogen Holland I" project in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Under the contract, Thyssenkrupp will engineer, procure and fabricate a 200-MW electrolysis plant based on its large-scale 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module. Construction work for the electrolyzers is slated for this coming Spring 2022 for startup and production in 2024, subject to Shell's final investment decision.

The Hydrogen Holland I facility will produce green hydrogen for industry and the transport sector, with electricity coming from offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (Noord), by means of guarantees of origin.

Green hydrogen is a main pillar of the energy transition towards sustainable decarbonization. By 2025, countries representing over 80 pct of the global GDP are expected to enter the hydrogen economy with a dedicated hydrogen strategy, according to the release. (Source: thyssenkrupp, PR, Chemical Engineer, 10 Jan., 2022)Contact: Thyssenkrupp AG, www.thyssekrupp.com; thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, +49 231 5470, www.thyssenkrupp-uhde-chlorine-engineers.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News thyssenkrupp,  Royal Dutch Shell,  Green Hydrogen,  


China Tops Renewables Capacity, Carbon Emitters List (Int'l.)
China National Energy Administration
Date: 2022-01-12
In Beijing, the China National Energy Administration is reporting China's accumulative installed capacity for renewable energy grew to i billion kilowatts as of the end of October, this year, doubling that in the end of 2015, and now accounts for 43.5 pct of the country's total installed power generation capacity, up 10.2 percentage points over the end of 2015.

China's installed capacity of hydropower, wind power, solar power and biomass power generation have reached 385 million kilowatts, 299 million kilowatts, 282 million kilowatts and 35.34 million kilowatts respectively, ranking China first in the world in renewable energy and carbon emissions, according to the release. China is aiming to reach carbon neutrality by 2060. (Source: China National Energy Administration, Website Release, Nov., 2021) Contact: China National Energy Administration, english.www.gov.cn/state_council/2014/10/01/content_281474991089761.htm

More Low-Carbon Energy News China National Energy Administration,  Renewable Energy,  China Renewable Energy,  


Eolus, Hydro REIN Partners on 672MW Swedish Wind Projects (Int'l.)
Eolus Vind
Date: 2022-01-12
Hassleholm, Sweden-headquartered wind energy developer Eolus Vind AB reports it and Oslo, Norway-based Hydro REIN have fulfilled all conditions to jointly develop a a previously announced 672 MW portfolio of nine wind farms in Sweden.

The projects are in early development stage and expected to be commissioned in 2027-32, subject to permitting and regulatory approvals. (Source: Eolus Vind AB, Website, PR, 10 Jan., 2022) Contact: Eolus Vind AB, Per Witalisson, CEO, +46 70-265 16 15, www.eolusvind.com; Hydro REIN/ Norsk Hydro ASA, +47 22 53 81 00, www.hydro.com/en-CA

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eolus Vind,  Wind ,  


Natural Power Touts Renewable Energy Projects (Int'l. Report)
Natural Power
Date: 2022-01-12
UK-headquartered global renewable energy consultancy and service provider Natural Power reports it has delivered technical advisory services on more than 100 GW of renewable energy -- clean power projects in North America.

The projects include 82GW of onshore wind across 547 projects, 50 repowering projects and 13 GW of solar across 971 plants. The company has also worked on 805 MW of energy storage at 11 projects, 4 GW of offshore wind at nine wind farms and 3MW of tidal power across six unique projects. (Source: Natural Power, Website PR, 10 Jan., 2022) Contact: Natural Power UK, +44 (0) 1644 430 008, sayhello@naturalpower.com, www.naturalpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Power,  Renewable Energy,  Solar,  Wind,  


Northland, RWE Partner on German Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l.)
Northland Power, RWE Renewables
Date: 2022-01-12
Toronto-headquartered Canadian power producer Northland Power Inc. and global renewable energy developer RWE Renewables are reporting a joint venture agreement to pursue a 1300 MW cluster of three German North Sea offshore wind projects, including the 433MW N-3.8 (Nordsee 2), 420MW N-3.5 (Nordsee 3) and the 480MW N-3.6 (Delta Nordsee) site. The deal sees RWE take a larger share of the Nordsee 2 and 3, up from the original 15 pct, while Northland will join RWE on the Delta Nordsee.

Northland will hold a 49 pct interest in the new joint venture with RWE holding 51 pct. The projects will jointly be developed and managed and are expected to achieve commercial operations between 2026 and 2028. (Source: Northland Power, RWE Renewables, PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: Northland Power, Mike Crawley, CEO, Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; RWE Renewable, www.group.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northland Power,  RWE Renewables,  Offshore Wind,  


Dominion Virginia's Grid Plan Gets the Nod (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy Virginia
Date: 2022-01-12
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy Virginia reports the State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved its $776 million , 10-year Grid Transformation Plan which was designed in response to Virginia's 2018 Grid Transformation & Security Act.

The Plan envisions a restructuring of the electricity grid and the integration of more solar, wind and battery energy storage technology. Under the plan, Dominion would spend as much as $194.4 million in grid technologies, including intelligent grid devices; $27.7 million on grid infrastructure; $198.3 million for advanced "smart "meters; and $203.9 million for a customer information platform.

In August 2021, Dominion Energy filed a $1.5 billion clean energy investment, including up to 1,100 MW of solar, in Virginia, part of a planned $26 billion in spending on emissions reduction technology over five years. The Virginia Clean Economy Act requires Dominion to procure a combined 16 GW of solar and onshore wind by the end of 2035, according to the release. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, 11 Jan., 2022) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Charlene Whitfield, VP Power Delivery, Emil Avram, VP Bus. Dev., www.dominionenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia,  


Rabbitbrush Solar+Storage Farm Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Leeward Renewable Energy
Date: 2022-01-10
Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy is reporting work has begun on the 100-MW / 50MWh storage Rabbitbrush Solar farm near Rosamond, Kern County, California. When fully operational this coming August, Rabbitbrush Solar is expected to generate sufficient power for 40,000 homes per year, displacing 48,000 metric tpy of COs -- roughly equivalent of taking 10,500 gasoline-driven cars off the road. Central Coast Community Energy and Silicon Valley Clean Energy have inked 15-year PPAs for the project's power production.

Leeward reports having 21 renewable energy facilities totaling 2,000 MW in nine states and more than 100 new wind, solar and energy storage projects offering 17 gigawatts of power in the pipeline. The projects will be owned by Canadian pension fund giant OMERS Infrastructure. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, Jan., 2022) Contact: Leeward Energy, Jason Allen, CEO, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com; OMERS Infrastructure, Annesley Wallace, Exec. VP, (416) 361-1011, www.omersinfrastructure.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Solar+Storage,  


Renew Power "Green" Bonds Raise $400Mn (Int'l. Report)
ReNew Power,Climate Bond Initiative
Date: 2022-01-10
In Delhi, India's largest renewable energy company, ReNew Power reports raising $400 million in "green" bond sales from global debt investors including Mauritius-based Clean Energy Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renew Energy Global Plc that is the parent of the operating firm ReNew Power.

The 5.25-year "green" bonds are certified by the Climate Bond Initiative and will be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

The money will be used to refinance existing high-cost debt and fund capital expenditure, among other uses.

To date, ReNew Power has raised over $3.5 billion from eight issuances, of which, seven are outstanding. The funding will be used to refinance existing high-cost debt and fund capital expenditure of its subsidiaries and for other corporate purposes.

ReNew Power is among India's largest independent renewable energy producers, developers, builders, owners and operators of utility-scale wind and solar energy projects, hydro and distributed solar energy projects with a total capacity of10.3 gigawatts (GW) across, including commissioned and committed projects, as of Nov., 2021, according to the company website. (Source: ReNew Power, PR, PTI Business World, 9 Jan., 2021) Contact: ReNew Power Limited, Ms. Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, +91 124 489 6670/80, info@renewpower.in, www.renewpower.in; Climate Bond Initiative, www.climatebonds.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Bond Initiative,  ReNew Power,  Clean Energy,  Green Bond,  


Idaho Power Aiming for 100 pct Renewables by 2045 (Ind. Report)
Idaho Power
Date: 2022-01-10
In Boise, the state regulated monopoly Idaho Power utility reports it has submitted its 20-year Integrated Resource Plan to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. The Plan phases out coal-fired power plants by 2028 in favor of renewable energy, battery storage, energy efficiency and additional power that will come with the completion of a transmission line connecting to the Pacific Northwest. The utility is aiming for 100 pct clean energy by 2045 when it expects to serve more than 850,000 customers.

Idaho Power's new 2021 plan calls for 700 MW of wind, 1,405 MW of solar and 1,685 MW of battery energy storage. The plan also considers various climate-related risks and ways of meeting the company's clean energy goal built around hydropower, which is key to the company's long term strategy. Idaho Power presently has 17 hydroelectric facilities on the Snake River and its tributaries. In 2020, company's energy mix was 41.7 pct hydro, 20.9 pct coal, 11.9 pct natural gas, 11.1 pct wind, 4.1 pct solar and 2.9 pct geothermal, biomass and other sources, plus 7.4 pct energy market purchases, according to the company. (Source: Idaho Power, PR, Website, Columbian, Jan., 2022) Contact: Idaho Power,www.idahopower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Idaho Power,  Renewable Energy,  Coal,  


Gautam Adani's $70,000,000,000 Green Energy Notable Quote
Adani Group
Date: 2022-01-10
"By 2030, we expect to be the world's largest renewable energy company without any caveat -- and we have committed $70 billion over the next decade to make this happen. There is no other company that has yet made such a large bet on developing its sustainability infrastructure.

"We, therefore, believe that the combination of our renewable capacity and the size of our investment makes us the leader among all global companies in the effort to produce cheap green electricity and green hydrogen." -- Gautam Adani, Adani Group Chairman, Jan., 2022

India's Adani Group wholly-owned subsidiary, Adani New Industries Ltd, plans to develop and operate projects for the synthesis of low carbon fuels and chemicals, low carbon electric power generation and the manufacture of key components/material for green hydrogen related downstream products, wind turbines, solar modules, batteries, electrolyzers and others.

Adani Group companies include Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL), the world's largest solar power developer, is targeting 45 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 and will invest $20 billion to develop a 2 GW per year solar manufacturing capacity by 2022-23. Adani Transmission Ltd (ATL), the country's largest private sector power transmission and retail distribution company, is looking to increase its share of renewable power procurement from the current 3 pct to 70 pct by FY 2030. (Source: Adani Group, Jan, 2022) Contact: Adani Group, Adani Green Energy, +91-79-2656 5555, info@adani.com, www.adanigreenenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Adani Group,  


Blackstone Invests $3Bn in Invenergy (Ind. Report)
Blackstone, Invenergy, CDPQ
Date: 2022-01-10
Blackstone Inc. is reporting funds managed by Blackstone Infrastructure Partners have entered into a definitive agreement with the Canadian province of Quebec's giant ($389.7 billion CAD) pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Invenergy for a roughly $3 billion equity investment in Invenergy Renewables Holdings LLC.

The investment will help accelerate Invenergy's renewables development activities. CDPQ and Invenergy management remain majority owners of the company and Invenergy will continue as managing member.

Invenergy Renewables is a major renewable energy developer with over 175 projects totaling nearly 25,000 MW developed across four continents, focused on partnerships with utilities, financial institutions and commercial and industrial customers. The company is building both the largest wind and solar projects in the United States, that combined will deliver nearly 3 GW of clean energy by 2023.

Since 2019, Blackstone has committed nearly $13 billion in investments that it believes are consistent with the broader energy transition. Additionally in 2020, Blackstone announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions by 15 pct in aggregate within the first three years of ownership across all new investments where Blackstone has control over energy usage, according to the company. (Source: Blackstone, PR, 9 Jan., 2021) Contact: Invenergy LLC, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergy.com; Blackstone Inc, www.blackstone.com; CDPQ, www.cdpq.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Balckstone,  CDPQ,  Invenergy,  Renewable Energy,  


US Greenhouse Gas Emissions on the Rise (Ind. Report)
Rhodium Group,Global Carbon Project
Date: 2022-01-10
According to a preliminary estimate released Monday by the NYC-based research and consultancy firm Rhodium Group, after falling 10 pct in 2020 U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from energy and industry rose 6.2 pct in 2021 as the economy began to recover from pandemic lows as pandemic related restrictions eased and economic activity picked up. The report notes that transport, the largest source of greenhouse gases in the country, saw its emissions increase by 10 pct in 2021 after a drop of 15 pct in 2020, due in part to an increase in the number of diesel trucks carrying goods to consumers as e-commerce has increased, with freight traffic exceeding pre-pandemic levels last year.

Coal-fired power plant emissions rose 17 pct in 2021 after dropping 19 pct in 2020. Prior to the pandemic, U.S. electric utilities replaced hundreds of coal-fired power plants with cheaper and cleaner natural gas, wind and solar power. In 2020, electricity use fell nationwide and many utilities ran their remaining coal plants much less often, as it was often the most expensive fuel. But in 2021 natural gas prices nearly doubled and many utilities returned to coal-fired power for electricity. According to the US Energy Information Administration , coal emissions will likely fall in 2022 if natural gas prices stabilize. Electric utilities have already announced plans to withdraw at least 28 pct of their remaining coal-fired power plants by 2035, and many have been turning to renewable energy at a record pace .

The Rhodium group report also notes emissions from heavy industry, such as cement and steel, rose 3.6 pct in 2021 after falling 6.2 pct in 2020. Emissions from buildings increased by 1.9 pct in 2021 after a 7.6 pct decrease in 2020. The report ignores the rise in emissions from last year's massive West Coast wildfires which burned millions of acres of forest and released the CO2 that had been locked in burning trees.

In November, the Global Carbon Project estimated that global CO2 emissions from energy and industry rose 4.9 pct in 2021, after falling 5.4 pct in 2020. China, India and the European Union have all seen large increases, suggesting that any climate effect of the pandemic has been fleeting. (Source: Rhodium Group, Jan., 2022) Contact: Rhodium Group, Kate Larsen, Partner , 212.532.1157, nyc@rhg,com, www.rhg.com; Global Carbon Project, +61-2-6246 5631, info@globalcarbonproject.org, www.globalcarbonproject.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News GHG,  CO2,  Global Carbon Project,  


Public Power Solutions Announces Solar+Storage JV (Int'l. Report)
Public Power Solutions , Hive Energy
Date: 2022-01-07
Swindon, UK-based Public Power Solutions (PPS) is reporting a co-development agreement with Dubai-based Hive Energy and Ethical Power to develop, fund, construct and manage a pipeline of large-scale solar and battery assets targeting a 250MW pipeline for delivery over the next three years. The first project is a 45MW solar+battery storage project in South Oxfordshire, UK, which is due to be submitted for planning permission in early this year.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, PPS will lead on managing the project development, collaborating closely with Hive Energy and Ethical Power to optimise the sites and use the most innovative technologies available. Hive Energy and Ethical Power will take on construction and long-term management of projects, ensuring they operate effectively to deliver the maximum benefits over their operational lifetime. (Source: Public Power Solutions, Website, PR, 5 Jan., 2022) Contact: Public Power Solutions , +44 0 345 209 3470, pps@publicpowersolutions.co.uk, www.publicpowersolutions.co.uk; Hive Energy, +97145232616 , www.hiveenergyinternational.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Energy Storage,  Solar+Storage,  


Pattern Completes 1,050 MW Western Spirit Wind Project (Ind. Report)
Pattern Energy
Date: 2022-01-07
Following up on our Dec. 8, 2021 coverage, Pattern Energy Group LP reports it has completed construction and begun commercial operation of its suite of Western Spirit Wind power projects in Guadalupe, Lincoln, and Torrance Counties in central New Mexico.

The project is comprised of four wind power facilities utilizing a total of 377 GE wind turbines ranging from 2.3 to 2.8 MW in size to generate more than 1,050 MW. Western Spirit Wind has long-term PPAs with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, San Jose Clean Energy, East Bay Community Energy, California Choice Energy Authority and member cities, and international energy company Uniper Global Commodities. Western Spirit Wind will also provide power to New Mexico municipalities, including Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, through the Uniper Global Commodities power purchase agreement. (Source: Pattern Energy, PR, Website 6 Jan., 2021) Contact: Pattern Energy, Mike Garland, Pres., Matt Dallas, 917-363-1333, matt.dallas@patternenergy.com, www.patternenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Pattern Energy,  Wind,  Western Spirit,  


Greenbacker's RoxWind Wind Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
Greenbacker
Date: 2022-01-07
NYC, New York-based Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC , a leading owner and operator of sustainable infrastructure and energy efficiency projects, is reporting its 15.3-MW RoxWind Wind Farm in Maine entered commercial operation on November 30, 2021. The facility is expected to produce nearly 50,300 MWh per year of clean energy -- sufficient power for 4,500 homes per year.

Originally developed by Palmer Capital, RoxWind's four, 3.8 MW turbines generate renewable energy for four investment-grade municipal utilities via long-term off-take agreements. RoxWind is Greenbacker's first and largest sustainable infrastructure asset in Maine. (Source: Greenbacker, Website PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Charles Wheeler, CEO,(646) 720-9463, generalenquires@greenbackerreneable energy.com, www.greenbackerrenewableenergy.com, www.greenbackercapital.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbacker,  Wind,  


IEA Subsidiary Lands $44Mn Calif. Wind Farm Award (Ind. Report)
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc.
Date: 2022-01-05
In Indiana, Indianapolis-based Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc., reports its subsidiary White Construction has secured a $44 million contract to lead the construction of a wind farm in Riverside County, California. Work on the 60 MW utility-scale wind farm is expected to begin early this year for completion and startup in Q1, 2023.

IEA says it will self-perform all engineering and construction of fifteen wind turbines, two substation and meteorological evaluation towers and an underground electrical collector system. IEA will also be responsible for the construction of new private-land access roads. (Source: Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. inside Indiana, 3 Dec., 2021) Contact: Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc., 800.688.3775, www.iea.net


1.5 GW S. Korean Offshore Wind+Storage Project Announced (Int'l.)
G8 Subsea
Date: 2022-01-05
In South Korea, Singapore-headquartered subsea engineering company G8 Subsea Pte Ltd. and South Korean industrial business group Holim Tech are reporting an agreement to develop a 1.5 GW of offshore wind project incorporating lithium-ion batteries from G8's Japanese technology partner 3DOM Inc.

The two companies also plan to use G8's precision cable lay and protection technologies to install the high-voltage subsea power cables for grid connections. (Source: G8, Holim Tech, PR, Various Media, Jan., 2022) Contact: G8, Pascal Cheon, COO, +65 6568 3310, enquiry@g8-energy.com, www.g8-energy.com; 3DOM Inc., www.3dom.co.jp/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind+Storage,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  


Nordex Nails Fortum 380 MW Turbine Order (Int'l. Report)
Nordex, Fortum
Date: 2022-01-05
German wind energy major Nordex Group is reporting receipt of an order from Finnish utility company Fortum Oyi to supply, install and commission 56 N163 wind turbines of the latest 6.X variant for Fortum's 380 MW Pjelax-Bole-Kristinestad Norr wind farm cluster in Finland. A long-term Premium Service contract is included in the order. The order is Nordex Group's first order from Fortum.

The project, which marks the debut for the 6.X turbine variant for Nordex in the Nordic region, are located in the municipalities of Narpes and Kristinestad in southwestern Finland. Installation of the turbines, which will be delivered in a project-specific operating mode of 6.8 MW, is slated to get underway in the spring of 2023, according to the release. (Source: Nordex Group, Website PR, 4 Jan., 2022) Contact: Nordex Group, Nordex SE, Felix Zander, +49 (0)40 / 300 30 – 1116, fzander@nordex-online.com, www.nordex-online.com; Fortum Oyi, www3.fortum.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex,  Fortum,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


EBRD, EU Investing €6Mn in Serb Energy Efficiency (Int'l.)
EBRD, EU
Date: 2022-01-05
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) Regional Energy Efficiency Programme are reporting a €6 million ($6.8 million) combined loan and grant package to support energy efficiency in 20 public buildings in the Serb Republic. Of the total, the EBRD will lend the country €4.5 million and the EU will provide a €1.0 million grant and additional €500,000 in technical assistance .

The financial package will fund thermal insulation, new windows, upgraded HVAC systems, energy efficient lighting and other measures that are expected to reduce the buildings' annual CO2 emissions by 90 pct, heat consumption by around 80 pct and electricity consumption by 63 pct. The public buildings will share at least 50 pct of their energy savings during the loan tenor with the Serb Republic's Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund, which will help them with the repayment of the loans. (Source: EBRD, SeeNews, 4 Jan., 2022) Contact: EBRD, www.ebrd.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EBRD,  EU,  Energy Efficiency,  


PEAK Wind Takes Minority Stake in Hybrid Greentech (Int'l., M&A)
PEAK Wind,ybrid Greentech,
Date: 2022-01-05
Aarhus, Denmark-based PEAK Wind is reporting a strategic equity investment in the battery energy storage management and virtual power plant technology start-up company Hybrid Greentech, with whom a partnership was formed in the beginning of 2021. PEAK Wind acquires a minority equity stake with an option to increase to 27.5 pct, subject to the fulfillment of certain objectives.

Hybrid Greentech's proprietary software system, HERA, enables the company to intelligently size and manage battery solutions in order to leverage the full revenue potential and optimize the lifetime cost of energy storage. The company offers: advisory services and technical evaluation of solutions for battery energy storage, including degradation analysis for sizing of battery energy storage solutions; virtual power plant software for aggregating energy storage and P2X systems in the energy and power markets; and customer segments include shipping, aviation, large scale charge point infrastructure, large energy users and generators. (Source: PEAK Wind, PR, 4 Jan., 2022) Contact: Hybrid Greentech, +45 3127 0300, HybridGreentechrasmus@hybridgreentech.com, www.hybridgreentech.com; PEAK Wind, Lars Nagstrup Conradsen, +45 2325 5070, www.peak-wind.com

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NBB Lauds Biodiesel Tax Incentive Benefits Study (Report Attached)
National Biodiesel Board
Date: 2021-12-31
"The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the release of a new report, The Economic Benefits of the Biodiesel Blenders' Credit from Capital Policy Analytics. The report calculates annual economic benefits of $15 billion and environmental benefits of $4.3 billion from U.S. biodiesel production. In 2020, the U.S. market for biodiesel and renewable diesel reached 3 billion gallons with support from the $1 per gallon tax incentive.

"The current tax credit expires at the end of 2022. Letting it expire would harm the U.S. economy and the environment, the data show. A significant body of research also demonstrates that the biodiesel tax credit easily passes a cost-benefit analysis, and that the environmental benefits alone from each gallon of biodiesel that replaces petrodiesel exceed two dollars a gallon, or more than double the cost of the credit," the report notes.

"Moreover, the report finds that in 2019 use of biodiesel reduced U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 18 million metric tons. The cumulative greenhouse gas emission reduction since the inception of the biodiesel tax incentive is more than 100 million metric tons. "The report authors write, 'We believe that ending the credit in 2022, when the current legislation providing for it expires, would be inadvisable and would likely devastate the market, resulting in the destruction of thousands of jobs, an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and other local air pollutants, and the undoing of much of what the previous 17 years accomplished -- namely, the establishment of a robust market for an important fuel and an essential tool for reversing climate change."

"The U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel industry supports 65,000 U.S. jobs and more than $17 billion in economic activity each year. Every 100 million gallons of production supports 3,200 jobs and $780 million in economic opportunity. The new report estimates that expiration of the tax incentive would eliminate as many as 3,000 jobs in the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry. The total employment loss throughout the supply chain associated with production would be between 7,500 and 9,000 jobs," according the NBB.

Download the The Economic Benefits of the Biodiesel Blenders' Credit report HERE . (Source: NBB, Website PR, 16 Dec., 2021) Contact: NBB, Kurt Kovarik, VP Federal Affairs, 800) 841-5849, www.nbb.org

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GE Supplying Turbines for Netherlands Repowering Project (Int'l.)
GE Renewable Energy, Windkoepel Groen
Date: 2021-12-31
GE Renewable Energy reports it has been selected by Windkoepel Groen (Green) to repower part of the Windplan Groen project in Flevoland province in the Netherlands. As part of this repowering project, GE will be providing 26 Cypress 6.0-164 onshore wind turbines at three wind parks -- Ansjovisstroom, Hanze and XY Wind with the total installed capacity of 156 MW. The three parks are expected to be completed in 2023. The agreement includes a 25-year full-service contract.

Windkoepel Groen manages the Windplan Groen project, a collaboration between local residents and entrepreneurs. With 90 wind turbines across 11 wind parks and an estimated capacity of 500 MW, Windplan Groen is the largest onshore wind farm in the Netherlands in terms of production and installed capacity. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy; Windkoepel Groen, Telephone: 0321 - 2020 40, info@windplangroen.nl, www-windplangroen-nl

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Neste Targets 100 pct Renewables, Carbon Neutrality by 2035 (Int'l.)
Neste, Vattenfall
Date: 2021-12-31
Finland-headquartered renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste Corp., is reporting an 800 GWh power purchase agreement (PPA) with Vattenfall for hydropower from its Nordic hydropower plants for delivery in the beginning of January 2022.

Neste aims to use 100 pct renewable electricity globally by 2023 and, in addition to the Vattenfall hydropower agreement, has increased the use of renewable electricity at its Porvoo refinery in Finland with wind power and has agreed on wind power deliveries with its partners Statkraft, Ilmatar and Fortum.

Neste is committed to combating climate change and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions both globally and locally. To that end, the company aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own production, cut emission intensity of the use of products sold by Neste and help customers reduce emissions with Neste's renewable and circular solutions. The company is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2035.

Download Neste climate commitment details HERE . (Source: Neste Corporation, Website PR, 22 Dec. 2021) Contact: Neste Corp.,, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

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Vestas Claims German Wind Farm Repowering Order (Int'l. Report)
Vestas
Date: 2021-12-31
Danish wind energy giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S is reporting receipt of a supply and install order for seven V162-6.0 MW wind turbines totaling 42 MW from Repowering Wohrden Poolgesellschaft GmbH & Co KG and Windkraft Looft Persenweg GmbH & Co. KG, for the Wohrden wind farm repowering project in Schleswig Holstein, Germany.

The order includes a Vestas long-term 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement. Turbine delivery for the repowering project is slated for Q1, 2023, for commissioning in the following quarter. (Source: Vestas, Website PR, 30 Dec., 2021) Contact: Vestas, John Wawer External Communications , Vestas Northern & Central Europe Mobile: +44 (0) 73 9792 9959, jowaw@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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Eni, CIP Offshore Wind Collaboration Extended (Int'l. Report)
Eni,Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2021-12-29
Milan-headquartered Eni, through its subsidiary Eni gas e luce, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its New Markets Fund I, are reporting the extension of their offshore wind partnership in France and agreement to collaborate on an anticipated offshore wind build-out of more than 10 GW by 2030 in Poland. To that end, the two firms intend to apply for seabed permits and to participate in contract-for-difference auctions which are expected to take place in 2025 and 2027.

CIP and Eni gas e luce, together with their affiliates, aim to become an active and long-term partner for Poland's transition to renewable energy, with a focus on offshore wind, establishment of a local manufacturing and "re-skilling" of the existing work force. Eni gas e luce is aiming for more than 6 GW of renewable energy installed capacity by 2025 increasing to 15 GW by 2030, according to the company release. (Source: Eni, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Eni +39 06 598 21 / Fax: +39 06 598 22141, www.eni.com; Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, www.cipartners.dk

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ReneSola Power Selling Two Spanish Solar Projects (M&A)
ReneSola
Date: 2021-12-29
Solar project developer ReneSola is reporting an agreement with Dusseldorf, Germany-based aream Group to sell two ground-mounted solar projects totaling 12MWp in the municipality of Caravaca de la Cruz, Spain. The "share-purchase" sale will be completed at the "ready-to-build" stage, which is planned for early 2022.

The aream Group is a fully integrated investment and asset manager for institutional investors with a focus on sustainable infrastructure in the renewable energy sector, which includes wind and solar power, grids and storage technology.

ReneSola Power has more than 300 MW of solar projects in development stages in Spain. (Source: ReneSola, Website PR, 28 Dec., 2021) Contact: ReneSola Ltd., 347) 577-9055, www.renesolapower.com; aream Group, +49 (0)211 30 20 60 42, info@aream.de, www.aream.de

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Risen Energy Plans Major Chinese Renewables Complex (Int'l.)
Risen Energy
Date: 2021-12-29
China's Risen Energy Co Ltd reports it plans to invest the equivalent of $7 billion (US) in a new combined 3.5 GW solar and 1.6 GW wind project, with energy storage capacity, in Inner Mongolia.

The project's power production will enable the production of roughly 200,000 tpy of industrial silicon, 150,000 tpy of polysilicon, 10 GW of solar cells and 3 GW of panels annually. The manufacturing section of the complex is expected to take four years to complete, according to the announcement. (Source: Risen Energy, Website PR, 28 Dec., 2021) Contact: Risen Energy Co Ltd., 0086-574-59953588, marketing@risenenergy.com, www.risenenergy.com

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Scotland's Limekiln Wind Farm Seeks Variation Approval (Int'l.)
Boralex , Infinergy
Date: 2021-12-29
In the UK, the North Planning Applications Committee of The Highland Council (Scotland) reports it has voted to allow variations to the 325MW Limekiln Wind Farm project -- a 50/50 Montreal-based Boralex and Infinergy project -- south of Reay in Caithness. The variation would see the projects originally planned 21 turbine to be reduced to 19 turbines that would generate sufficient electric power for at least 74,000 homes based on the average generation mix of UK power sources.

Subject to final government approvals, the Limekiln Wind Farm, which has a 106 MW grid connection contract in place, would come on line in late 2024 at the earliest. (Source: Boralex, Infinergy, PR, 21 Dec., 2021) Contact: Infinergy, www.infinergy.co.uk; Boralex, Nicolas Wolff, VP, GM, Boralex, Europe., www.boralex.com

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China's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Running at Capacity (Int'l.)
State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co.
Date: 2021-12-29
In Nanjing, China, the State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co. Ltd is reporting the 802-MW, 134-turbine, Qidong Offshore Wind Farm 35 kilometers from the city of Qidong is now generating power at full capacity. The project -- the country's largest offshore wind effort -- is expected to generate about 2.2 billion kWh per year -- sufficient power 900,000 households annually.

As of December 22, the total installed and grid connected capacity of wind farms off the coast of Jiangsu exceeds 10 GW. (Source: State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co., Xinhua , 29 Dec., 2021) Contact: State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co., +86-2585850000, www.js.sgcc.com.cn

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ENGIE Commissions Project in US Renewables Portfolio (Ind. Report)
ENGIE North America,Hannon Armstrong
Date: 2021-12-22
Houston-headquartered ENGIE North America Inc., a leader in developing and managing renewable energy projects, and Annapolis, Maryland-based Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. a leading investor in climate solutions, today announced operational completion of their 2.3-GW portfolio of wind and utility-scale solar projects.

The final renewable project, a 50 MW solar farm in Virginia, was commissioned and transferred into the portfolio partnership previously announced by ENGIE and Hannon Armstrong. In all, the portfolio holds 13 renewable projects online, including 1.8 GW of onshore wind and 0.5 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. ENGIE developed and operates the portfolio of projects. (Source: Hannon Armstrong, Website PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: Engie North America, Dave Carroll, Chief Renewables Officer, www.engie-na.com; Hannon Armstrong, 410-571-9860, info@hannonarmstrong.com, www.hannonarmstrong.com

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NTU Touts "Self Tuning" Energy-Saving Glass (New Prod. & Tech.)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Date: 2021-12-22
In Singapore, an international research team led by scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) are touting a first-of-its-kind coating that when applied to a glass window panel, can adapt itself to heat or cool rooms by exploiting the spectrums of light responsible for heating and cooling. In summer, the glass suppresses solar heat (near infrared light) while at the same time boosting radiative cooling and does the opposite in winter suppressing heat loss, therefore warming the room.

The window glass coating material contains no electrical components and is composed of layers of vanadium dioxide nanoparticles composite, Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), and a low-emissivity layer. The experiment showed that the glass continuously "self-tunes" in reaction to temperature changes and allows a controlled amount of heat to emit in various conditions and changing weather patterns. (Source: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, PR, 21 Dec., 2021) Contact: NTU School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Dr Long Yi, www.ntu.edu.sg

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MD PSC RECs Support Offshore Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
Maryland Public Service Commission
Date: 2021-12-20
In Baltimore, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) reports it has awarded renewable energy credits (RECs) to Skipjack Offshore Energy, a subsidiary of the Danish developer Orsted, and Baltimore-based US Wind. The two firms are planning to construct offshore wind farms off the coast of Atlantic City.

US Wind is working on "MarWin", the first phase of its project which includes 22 turbines to generate roughly 270 MW about 17 miles from shore. The latest round of credits will enable the construction of the wind farm's second phase, "Momentum Wind" which will incorporate 55 additional turbines totaling 800 MW.

Orsted's proposed Skipjack Wind 2 would generate 846 MW of electricity, sufficient power for 250,000 or more homes. The first phase of the Skipjack Wind project will generate 120 MW, according to Orsted.

The projects, which are expected to be operational in late 2026, are additional to over 368MW of offshore wind already being developed by both companies off Maryland's shore.

Maryland legislation mandates half of the state’s energy comes from renewable power by 2030. (Source: Maryland Public Service Commission, Dec., 2021) Contact: Orsted Offshore North America, David Hardy, www.orsted.com; Maryland Public Service Commission, 410-767-8000, www.psc.state.md.us; : US Wind, Jeff Grybowski, CEO, Nancy Sopko, 410.727.4020, n.sopko@uswindinc.com, www.uswind.com

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Bioenergy Devco Raises $100Mn for AD Projects (Ind. Report, Funding)
Bioenergy Devco,
Date: 2021-12-20
As previously reported, Annapolis, Maryland-based food waste anaerobic digestion (AD) specialist Bioenergy Devco (BDC) Bioenergy Devco has secured $100 million in financing from funds managed by Irradiant Partners, LP , an alternative investment manager with expertise in climate infrastructure, private equity and credit.

Irradiant joins BDC’s existing investor base that includes Newlight Partners LP, a growth equity investment firm, and Sagewind Capital LLC, a New York-based middle-market private equity firm.

The new capital will support development of multiple AD facilities to drive sustainable organic waste recycling and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in North America, according to the company. (Source: Bioenergy Devco, PR, !4 Dec., 2021) Contact: Irradiant Partners, www.irradiantpartners.com; Bioenergy Devco, Shawn Kreloff, CEO, (443) 782-3427, info@bioenergydevco.com, www.bioenergydevco.com

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Acwa Power Inks $108Mn Uzbekistan Wind PPA (Int'l. Report)
Acwa Power
Date: 2021-12-20
In Saudi Arabia, Riyadh-based utility developer Acwa Power reports its Acwa Power Wind Karatau affiliate has inked a 25-year, $108 million power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 100-MW Nukus Wind Farm project in north-western Uzbekistan.

Earlier this year, Acwa Power and the government of Uzbekistan signed PPAs for two wind power plants in the country's Bukhara and Navoi regions. The company plans to deliver a total of 2.5 GW of power into Uzbekistan's grid upon the completion of three power projects that are valued at $2.5 billion.

Acwa Power, which completed its $1.2 billion IPO this year, aims to double its renewable energy portfolio capacity to 40 GW in the next five years. The company, which is active in 13 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and South-east Asia, has portfolio of 64 assets with a total investment value of $66 billion and produces 42 GW of power. (Source: Acwa Power, PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Acwa Power, Paddy Padmanathan, Pres., CEO, + 971 4 248 0800, comms@acwapower.com, www.acwapower.com/en

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Tata Power Lands 300 MW Hybrid Wind & Solar Project (Int'l. Report)
Tata Power
Date: 2021-12-17
India-headquartered industrial and energy giant Tata Power subsidiary TP Saurya Limited (TPSL) reports it has been awarded a 300 MW hybrid wind/solar project from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL). The project, which was awarded through Tariff-based competitive bidding followed by e-Reverse auction, will be commissioned within 18 months from the signing of a PPA.

With this project, Tata Power's total capacity will reach 4,90 7MW with an installed capacity of 2,953 MW and 1,954 MW under development. Tata Power together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed/managed capacity of 13,068 MW. (Source: Tata Power, Website PR, 15 Dec., 2021) Contact: Tata Power, Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, 1800 209 5161, www.tatapower.com

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NBB Releases Biodiesel Tax Incentive Benefits Study (Report Attached)
National Biodiesel Board
Date: 2021-12-17
In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the release of a new report, The Economic Benefits of the Biodiesel Blenders' Credit from Capital Policy Analytics. The report calculates annual economic benefits of $15 billion and environmental benefits of $4.3 billion from U.S. biodiesel production. In 2020, the U.S. market for biodiesel and renewable diesel reached 3 billion gallons with support from the $1 per gallon tax incentive.

According to the report, the U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel industry supports 65,000 U.S. jobs and more than $17 billion in economic activity each year. Every 100 million gallons of production supports 3,200 jobs and $780 million in economic opportunity. The new report estimates that expiration of the tax incentive would eliminate as many as 3,000 jobs in the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry. The total employment loss throughout the supply chain associated with production would be between 7,500 and 9,000 jobs.

Moreover, the report finds that in 2019 use of biodiesel reduced U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 18 million metric tons. The cumulative greenhouse gas emission reduction since the inception of the biodiesel tax incentive is more than 100 million metric tons.

Download the The Economic Benefits of the Biodiesel Blenders' Credit report HERE . (Source: NBB, Website RR, 16 Dec., 2021) Contact: NBB, Kurt Kovarik, VP Federal Affairs, 800) 841-5849, www.nbb.org

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Nestle Australia Going 100 Pct Renewable Energy (Int'l. Report)
Nestle
Date: 2021-12-15
Swiss food giant Nestle is reporting its Australian unit, Nestle Australia, is switching its six Australian factories, two distribution center, three corporate offices, 20 retail boutiques, and laboratory to 100 pct renewable electricity, and, to that end, has partnered with CWP Renewables for its first wind energy power purchase agreement (PPA). The company is aiming to reduce its net emissions by 50 pct by 2030 and achieving net-zero by 2050.

CWP Renewables' Crudine Ridge and Sapphire wind farms in NSW will generate sufficient electricity to meet Nestle Australia's needs each year -- the equivalent of powering approximately 19,000 households per year. With the switch to renewable, Nestlewill avoid around 73,000 tpy of carbon emissions. The company is also committing to achieving carbon neutrality for several of its brands as well as making 100 pct of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 .

Download the Nestle Net Zero Roadmap HERE (Source: Nestle, Dec., 2021) Contact: Nestle, Nestle Oceania, Sandra Martinez, CEO, www.nestle.com; CWP Renewables, Jason Willoughby, CEO, www.wprenewables.com

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Serbia Planning 11.3 GW of Solar, Wind Power Projects (Int'l.)
Sergia
Date: 2021-12-15
In Belgrade, the Serbian Ministry of Finance has released its draft program of economic reforms for the period 2022-2024, which envisages the implementation of state projects for the construction of 3,000 MW of new wind farm capacity and 8,300 MW new solar at a cost of roughly €12 billion.

If constructed and brought online, the new facilities -- either private or state owned -- power plants could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.9 million tpy. (Source: Serbian Ministry of Finance, Saur, Dec., 2021) Contact: Serbian Ministry of Finance, www.mfin.gov.rs/en

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Standard Solar Nails Virginia Schools Solar Arrays (Ind. Report)
Standard Solar
Date: 2021-12-15
Rockville, Maryland-headquartered solar energy specialist Standard Solar Inc. is reporting the completion of seven rooftop solar arrays totaling 3.3 MW for Isle of Wight County Schools in the Old Dominion State. Combined, the 7 arrays arrays are projected to produce an estimated 4,252-MWh of clean energy each year while offsetting carbon emissions equivalent to 7.6 million miles driven by an average car.

The arrays, on the rooftops of Carrollton Elementary School, Carrsville Elementary School, GD Tyler Middle School, Smithfield Main, Windsor Elementary School and Windsor High School, make Isle of Wight County Schools among the first in the area to transition to renewable energy. According to a report by Generation180, 89 Virginia schools had installed solar as of the close of 2019. Standard Solar owns and operates more than 225 MW of solar across the U.S.. (Source: Standard Solar, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Standard Solar, John Finnerty, Director of Project Development, 240-479-1519, john.finnerty@standardsolar.com, www.standardsolar.com

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Biden Exec. Order Makes U.S. Federal Government Carbon Neutral by 2050 (Ind. Report, Reg. & Leg.)
Biden
Date: 2021-12-13
In Washington, on Wednesday the 8th, US President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order directing the federal government to use its "scale and procurement power" to produce 100 pct carbon pollution-free electricity by 2030 to meet 24/7 demand and to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. The Executive Order calls for:
  • 100 pct zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) government fleet acquisitions by 2035, including 100 pct zero-emission light-duty vehicle acquisitions by 2027;

  • Net-zero emissions from federal procurement no later than 2050, including a "Buy Clean Policy" to promote the use of construction materials with lower embodied emissions;

  • A net-zero emissions building portfolio by 2045, including a 50 pct emissions reduction by 2032; and

  • Net-zero emissions from overall federal operations by 2050, including a 65 pct emissions reduction by 2030.

    Additionally, the President also directed the federal government to orient its procurement and operations efforts in line with the following principles and goals:

  • Achieving climate resilient infrastructure and operations;

  • Building a climate- and sustainability-focused workforce;

  • Advancing environmental justice and equity;

  • Prioritizing the purchase of sustainable products, such as products without added perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS); and

  • Accelerating progress through domestic and international partnerships.

    "President Biden's executive order demonstrates how the United States government will lead by example to provide a strong foundation for American businesses to compete and win globally in the clean energy economy while creating well paying, union jobs at home," said the White House. "The federal government will work with utilities, developers, technology firms, financiers and others to purchase electricity produced from resources that generate no carbon emissions, including solar and wind, for all its operations by 2030," a White House statement noted.

    Download the Executive Order HERE . (Source; The Whitehouse, 8 Dec., 2021) Contact: The Whitehouse, www.whitehouse.gov

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  • Chinese Wind Capacity Tops 300GW (Int'l. Report)
    China National Energy Administration.
    Date: 2021-12-13
    In Beijing, the People's Daily, the largest newspaper group in China and official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, is reporting China's grid-connected installed capacity of wind power doubled in the last five years and now exceeds 300 GW -- roughly 13 pct of the country's installed power capacity, according to the China National Energy Administration. (Source: China Peoples Daily, Dec., 2021) Contact: Peoples Daily, www.peopledaily.com.cn/english

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    €200Mn Wind, Green Hydrogen Plant Planned for Ireland (Int'l.)
    Mercury Renewables
    Date: 2021-12-13
    County Mayo, Ireland-based Mercury Renewables reports plans to construct a € 200 combined wind power and hydrogen project at Firlough, in northeast Co Mayo.

    The 75-MW project is expected to come online by 2025 when it will generate sufficient electric power for roughly 45,000 homes as well as produce enough hydrogen to power 1,000 heavy vehicles, which would cut greenhouse gas emissions by about 65,000 tpy -- 2 per cent of the Republic's transport emissions target. (Source: Mercury Renewables, PR, 10 Dec., 2021) Contact: Mercury Renewables, John Duffy, CEO, +44 0 87 0979700, info@mercuryrenewables.ie, www.mercuryrenewables.ie

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    Vestas Wins 235 MW Turbines Order from Invenergy (Ind. Report)
    Vestas,Invenergy
    Date: 2021-12-10
    Danish wind energy giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S is reporting receipt of a 235 MW order for V150-4.2 MW turbines and V136-3.45 MW turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode from Chicago-headquartered Invenergy, the largest independent, privately held renewable energy provider in North America, to power the Sapphire Sky wind project in Illinois, USA.

    The order includes a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Turbine delivery is slated to begin in Q2 of 2022 with commissioning scheduled for Q4 of 2022. (Source: Vestas, Website PR, 8 Dec., 2021) Contact: Vestas, Laura Beane, Pres. Vestas North America, www.vestas.com; Invenergy LLC, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergy.com

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    RI Infrastructure Bank Provides $246K C-PACE Loan (Ind. Report)
    RI Infrastructure Bank , C-PACE
    Date: 2021-12-10
    In Providence, the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank reports it has provided $246,000 in Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program financing for energy efficiency upgrades to the Beswick Building in Pawtucket.

    C-PACE financed Energy efficiency components include high-efficiency HVAC systems, LED lighting , 44 high efficiency windows and others that are projected to reduce the building's energy costs by nearly $25,000 per year. (Source: Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, Dec., 2021) Contact: Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, 401-453-4430, www.riib.org

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