Under the agreement, RES will provide construction management and asset management services for the project which will incorporate 19 Vestas V150 turbines. (Source: RES, Power Technology, 2 April, 2020)
Contact: RES Nordics, Matilda Afzelius, CEO, www.res-group.com/en/countries/nordics; Macquarie Green Investment Group, +44 0330 123 2167,
More Low-Carbon Energy News RES Group, Wind, Macquarie Green Investment Group.,
The Heibloem project is being developed by German-Spanish developer Cooperatie Zuidenwind. (Source: Nordex, PR, April, 2020) Contact:
Cooperatie Zuidenwind, +31 6 3309 9553, www.zuidenwind.org; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nordex.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex, Wind,
The 2020 Energy Conservation Code was modeled after the 2020 New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) NYStretch Energy Code, requires new and existing buildings meet the following, effective 12 May:
The company's 25.2-MW Mont de Bezard II and 17.3-MW Extension Seuil de Bapaume wind projects in Marne and Pas-de-Calais were also selected for onshore wind schemes.
Boralex presently has more than 1,000 MW of French wind and solar projects at various stages of development, and 978 MW of operational wind, solar and thermal power capacity in France. (Source: Boralex, PR,Renewables, April, 2020)
Contact: Boralex, Patrick Decostre, VP and GM Europe, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Boralex, Wind, Solar,
The southern jet stream is a strong wind that forms the southern hemisphere, especially in summer and weather patterns. By 2000, it had returned to its natural course. It moved south in Antarctica to the latitude of every decade, affecting the paths of storms and rains in South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia.
Previous research has proven that this is mainly due to ozone layer deficiency due to synthetic chemical compounds such as ozone damaging CFCs, and HCFCs, which are found in refrigerators, aerosols and other industrial processes were phased out in 1987. The study found that the Montreal Protocol has halted the southern route of the jet stream since the year 2000 and it may begin to change as the ozone layer starts to close. Dept. 2019 satellite imagery revealed that the annual peak of the ozone hole was 16.4 million square kilometres, the smallest since 1982.
Ozone restoration is not sufficient to normalize the Southern Hemisphere climate, as other industrial emissions, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are harmful to the environment. There is a battle between increasing CO2 and ozone recovery. That is why we see a decline. Previous studies have reported that ozone holes have a chimney effect that emits some heat from the atmosphere, which means the Antarctic is warmer than the North. (Source: NOAA Chemical Science Dept. tenreports, 28 Mar., 2020) Contact: NOAA Chemical Sciences, Antara Banerjee, Study Author, 303-497-6455, email@example.com, www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd
More Low-Carbon Energy News Montreal Protocol, Ozone Depletion, Climate Change, NOAA,
Hoa Thang Energy Joint Stock Company is a special-purpose vehicle of Vietnam's construction group Trading Construction Works Organization. The project is expected to come online in 2021 and will generate sufficient energy for roughly 240,000 Veitnam households.
The Vietnamese government estimates the country's total power generating capacity will reach 125-130 GW by 2030, up from 46 GW in 2018. The government also aims for renewable energy to account for 15-20 pct of its total energy output by 2030 and has established a target of developing 6 GW of wind power capacity by 2030. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, ME Construction News, 29 Mar., 2020) Contact:
Hoa Thang Energy, +84-988682389; Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa, Wind Vietnam Wind,
Proposal must include R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution - one from the U.S. and one from Israel. The proposal should have significant commercial potential and the project outcome should lead to commercialization.
Examples of research and development topics within the scope of this call are: Solar and Wind Power, Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas and other associated technologies, Smart Grid, Storage, Water-Energy Nexus, Advanced Manufacturing or any other Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency technology. This year the topic of AI for Energy Management has also been added to the scope. The conditional grant per project is up to 50 pct of the R&D costs associated with the joint project, and up to a maximum of $1 million per project.
BIRD Energy was established following an agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israel Ministry of Energy to promote and support joint research and collaborations in the field of Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency. BIRD Energy is administered by the BIRD Foundation, which has been promoting cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies in various technology sectors since 1977.
(Source: The BIRD Foundation, PR, 30 Mar., 2020)
Contact: BIRD Foundation, Limor Nakar-Vincent, Deputy Executive Director of Business Development and BIRD Energy, +972-3-698-8310, firstname.lastname@example.org; Maya Vardi Shoshani, Director, Business Development, West Coast, -650-752-6485, email@example.com, www.birdf.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, BIRD Foundation, BIRD Energy,
The project aims to help cut the levelized cost of floating wind energy to roughly €40-60 MWh by 2030. The development falls under the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme and could qualify for roughly €25 million in grant funding from the EC Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.
Fabrication of the test platform could start in Q2, 2021 for installation in Q1, 2022. (Source: Iberdrola, PR, reve, 30 Mr.,2020)Contact: Iberdrola, Jonathan Cole, Global Managing Director Offshore Wind, www.iberdrolarenewables.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola, Wind, Floating Wind,
The stakeholders will combine their expertise and technology to capture waste carbon dioxide (CCU) and combine this with hydrogen, made from renewable electricity and water, to produce renewable methanol (eMethanol.
Six individual 45,000 tpy facilities are planned across Scandinavia by 2030 with the first project in Sweden expected to be in production by 2023.
The consortium aims to standardize the eMethanol facility and blueprint a 'digital twin for efficient replication than can be scaled and licensed internationally. The project is supported by a €1.7 million investment from EIT InnoEnergy. (Source: Liquid Wind, Manifold Times, 31 Mar., 2020)
Contact: Liquid Wind, Claes Fredriksson, Founder & CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org,www.liquidwind.se; Carbon Clean Solutions Ltd., Aniruddha Sharma, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3755 1600, email@example.com, www.carboncleansolutions.com; Haldor Topsoe, Morten Schaldemose, , EVP, www.topsoe.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2, Low Carbon Fuel, Marine Fuel, Methanol, Hydrogen, Carbon Clean Solutions, Haldor Topsoe,
The transaction, which is subject to regulatory and other approvals, is expected to close in mid-2020.
(Source: NaiKun Wind Energy Group, Website, 30 Mar.,2020)
Contact: NaiKun Wind Energy Group, 604 639-846, www.naikun.ca; Northland Power Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Northland Power , NaiKun Wind Energy Group, Offshore Wind,
Per 100 workers, the ethanol industry employs more than twice as many veterans as the petroleum, natural gas, nuclear, coal, and wind energy sectors. (Source: Renewable Fuels Association, 24 Mar.,2020) Contact: Renewable Fuels Association, Geoff Cooper, (202) 289-3835, www.ethanolrfa.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association, ,
The Orites wind farm incorporates 41 Vestas V90-2MW wind turbines and produces roughy 5 pct of the island nation's electricity generation capacity. The facility has a long term PPA with the government-backed Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) and a fixed rate tariff with the Cypriot government until 2031.
(Source: Ancala Pertners, DLA Piper, Global Legal Chronicle, 24 Mar.,2020) Contact:
Platina Energy Partners, +44 20 7042 9600 -- London,
www.platinapartners.com; Ancala Partners, +44 208 059 0320,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ancala Partners, Wind, Cyprus Wind,
The IRENA analysis notes that when paired with renewable generators, batteries help provide reliable and cheaper electricity in isolated grids and to off-grid communities. The analysis also notes utility-scale battery storage systems are being deployed primarily in Australia, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, the United States and other European countries. Globally, energy storage deployment in emerging markets is expected to increase by over 40 pct each year until 2025. The report adds that although utility-scale stationary batteries currently dominate global energy storage, small-scale battery storage is expected to significantly increase by 2030.
Read IRENA's full Innovation landscape briefs on Utility-scale batteries and Behind-the-Meter batteries. HERE.
(Source: IRENA, 29 Mar., 2020) Contact: IRENA, www.irena.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News IRENA, Energy Storage, Battery,
The contracts cover two projects located in Aparri Bay, Northern Philippines and Guimaras Strait, Central Philippines and have a combined potential output of over 1.2 GW.
The Triconti Windkraft Group also has 500 MW of onshore wind projects at various stages of development, for a total portfolio of 1.7GW. The first of the project is slated to come online by 2022.
(Source: Triconti, PR, Business Mirror, 30 Mar., 2020) Contact: Triconti Windkraft Group, Lila Rosenberger,+632 8801.2985, firstname.lastname@example.org,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Philippine Wind,
According to TUREB, over 75 pct of the country's wind farms are located in the Aegean and Marmara regions and 12.3 pct are in the Mediterranean region.
Turkey currently operates 198 wind energy power plants with an additional 25 wind farms under construction.
Turkey's Energy and Natural Sources Ministry estimates the country's wind energy potential 48,000 MW.
(Source: TUREB, PR, reve, 29 Mar., 2020)
Contact: TUREB,+90 312 474 0274, email@example.com, www.tureb.com.tr/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Turkish Wind Energy Association,
According to the NSW's Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030 comprehensive roadmap, three previously identified rural renewables zones could spur AU$23 billion ($14.1 billion) of private sector investment.
The NSW state government and Australian federal governments have committed to invest almost AU$2 billion ($1.21 billion) in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects over the next ten years, according to the Ministry release.
(Source: NSW Ministry for Energy and Environment, PV Tech, 16 Mar., 2020) Contact:
Minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Keen, Minister, www.nsw.gov.au/your-government/ministers/minister-for-energy-and-environment
More Low-Carbon Energy News Australia, NSW, Solar, Renewable Energy,
Infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight has £4 billion of energy infrastructure assets under management and renewables assets totaling 2.2GW.
Belltown, which has a total pipeline of 2-3GW in various stages of development, including 335MW under construction currently entering construction,
has delivered over 200MW of wind, solar PV and hydro projects to date, according to the company.
(Source: Foresight Group, renews, 24 Mar., 2020) Contact: Belltown Power UK, Paul Hewitt, CEO, +44 117 303 5217, www.belltownpower.com;
Foresight Group, +44 (0) 20 3667 8100, www.foresightgroup.eu www.foresight-group.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Foresight Group, Belltown Power, Wind,
The Erebus project is intended as a demonstration project for a potential fleet of floating offshore wind farms in the area. Simply Blue Energy and Total's partnership is the new Joint Venture, Blue Gem Wind. (Source: Total, RenewEconomy, 24 Mar., 2020) Contact: Blue Gem Wind, firstname.lastname@example.org, simplyblueenergy.com/erebus
More Low-Carbon Energy News TOTAL, Floating Wind, Wind, Blue Energy,
The assets, which come with 16-year long term fixed rate project finance and have an overall net enterprise value of €95 million, include the 20.0MW Passilly wind farm in the Burgundy region, the 21.6MW Sommette wind farm in the Picardy region and the 10.3MW St Martin wind farm in Saint-Martin-l'Ars. With this acquisition Greencoat's total installed capacity increases to 528.1 MW.
As previously reported Mar.6th John Laing is quitting the standalone solar and wind markets, citing "industry-wide issues" and renewable energy write-downs and falling power prices.
The company, which claims to have invested approximately £850 million ($1.088 billion) in clean energy projects throughout the 2010s, intends to divest its solar and wind portfolio over the next two years. The company will, however, consider global opportunities that include "technologies that enable high penetration of renewables", transportation electrification and other decarbonisation and energy efficiency ventures.
(Source: Greencoat Renewables, PR, IP&E, 23 Mar., 2020)Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Paul O'Donnell, Partner, +353 (1) 70 26737 - Dublin, +44 20 7832 9400 - London, www.greencoat-capital.com;
John Laing Group plc, +44 (0) 20 7901 3200, email@example.com, www.laing.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Greencoat Renewables , Wind, John Laing,
The Oyfjellet project in Norway has a PPA with Alcoa Norway and is expected to be completed in late 2021.
(Source: Nordex, PR, reve, 24 Mar., 2020) Contact: Eolus Vind AB, Per Witalisson, CEO, +46 10 199 88 02 www.eolusvind.com; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nordex.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex, Wind, Eolus Vind,
"Beating climate change is about driving renewables-based electrification in road transport, buildings and most of industry. And scaling up renewable hydrogen in hard to abate sectors. Clearly opting for a 100 pct renewables scenario would avoid stranded investments down the road. A 100 pct renewables scenario must be the start of our conversation on how we deliver climate neutrality cost effectively." -- Pierre Tardieu, Chief Policy Advisoer, WindEurope. Contact: WindEurope, Pierre Tardieu, +32 2 213 1890, email@example.com, www.windeurope.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News WindEurope, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, EU, European Comission ,
The contract will be divided into two phases across 2022 and 2023. Completion is slated for 2023, according to the Fred.Olsen release.(Source: Fred.Olsen, PR, reve, 23 Mar., 2020) Contact: Fred.Olsen Renewables, Martin Degen, Commercial Manager, David Brunt, CEO, +44 20 7963 8904, www.fredolsenrenewables.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fred.Olsen, Offshore Wind,
According to a release from the governor's office, the 21 projects will spur more than $2.5 billion in direct, private investments toward their development, construction and operation and create more than 2,000 short-term and long-term jobs. Several of the projects are expected to break ground as soon as late 2020, and all projects are expected to be operational by 2024.
NYSERDA payments under these awards will not begin until projects have obtained all the required permits and local approvals, and begin commercial operation.
The projects are expected to generate more than 2.5 million MWh of renewable energy annually, enough to provide power to more than 350,000 homes.(Source: NNY 360, Watertown Daily Times, 21 Mar., 2020) Contact: Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, (518) 474-8418, (212) 682-4640, www.governor.ny.gov; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA, Cuomo, Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar,
FERC data found that by the end of 2022, wind energy will account for 26.4GW, solar 19.973GW and natural gas 21.09GW of the nation's total electric power capacity.
The FERC statistics show that net installed capacity for coal, nuclear and oil will shrivel over the next three years, with respective drops of 18,857MW, 3,391MW and 3,085MW forecast. (Source: Sun Day Campaign, FERC, 16 Mar., 2020) Contact: FERC, 202-502-6088, www.ferc.gov;
Sun Day Campaign, Ken Bossong, Exec. Dir.,301-270-4291,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sun Day Campaign, FERC, Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar,
The joint venture is expected to bid for 1 GW of offshore wind in the Round 1 auction and possible future offshore wind project opportunities as they develop. (Source: Tokyo Electric, Orsted, Kallanish Energy, 19 Mar., 2020)Contact: Tokyo Electric Power, www7.tepco.co.jp; Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Tokyo Electric Power , Orsted, Offshore Wind,
In 2013, the Libyan government launched the Renewable Energy Strategic 2013-2025 Plan, which aims to achieve 7 pct renewable energy contribution to the electric energy mix before end of 2020, increasing to 10 pct by 2025. (Source: General Authority for Electricity and Renewable Energy, Construction Review, 19 Mar., 2020)
Contact: General Authority for Electricity and Renewable Energy information presently unavailable.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Libya, Solar ,
Penso Power has also inked an offtake agreement with Shell Energy Europe for the project's original 100MW.
G2 Energy is the project's principal contractor.
Sungrow is supplying the battery storage system which uses lithium ion cells from Samsung and CATL.
(Source: Penso Power, renews, 19 Mar., 2020) Contact: Penso Power Ltd., Richard Thwaites, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pensopower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Penso Power, Energy Storage,
Over 900 community members including individuals, businesses, and civic organizations presently support the campaign.
(Source: City of Harrisonburg, Augusta Free Press, Mar., 2020) Contact: City of Harrisonburg,
540-432-7701, www.harrisonburgva.gov; 50by25 Harrisonburg, www.50by25Harrisonburg.org; Harrisonburg Electric Commission, 540-434-5361, www.harrisonburgelectric.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News 50X25, Renewable Energy,
The Projects consist of eighteen towers utilizing General Electric's 2 MW class onshore wind turbine platform. Commercial operation was achieved in December of 2016 for South Fork Wind and in June of 2018 for Kimball Wind. Together, the Projects produce enough electricity to power approximately 16,000 US households and have 20-year offtake agreements with Iowa-based Muscatine Power & Water and the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, respectively.
ITOCHU has an ownership interest in 15 power generation projects in the United States through its wholly owned subsidiary, Tyr Energy Inc. and offers O&M services through its wholly owned subsidiary, NAES Corporation.
(Source: ITOCHU, 17 Mar., 2020) Contact: ITOCHU,
www.itochu.co.jp; Tyre Energy, www.tyrenergy.com; Aspenall, www.aspenall.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News ITOCHU , Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar,
The increase is partially due to the startup of HornSea One, the world's largest offshore wind project with 174 turbines. The rapid increase in capacity meant that renewable output overtook the share of generation from gas for the first time, setting a new record and providing a commercial basis for more investment.
"Wind remains the principal source of renewable generation. For the first time offshore wind had a larger share of renewable generation than onshore wind with 25.1 pct and 23.7 pct respectively," according to a BEIS statement. (Source: UK BEIS, BreakBulk, 16 Mar., 2020)Contact: BEIS, +44 0 20 7215 5000, email@example.com, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy
More Low-Carbon Energy News UK BEIS, Hornsea One, Offshore Wind, UK Wind,
With this project, Greenbacker's first wind asset in Maine, the company's portfolio has expanded to 543.1 MW, including to-be-constructed assets. Of these, wind accounts for 192.5 MW, while 338.6 MW are utility-scale and distributed solar plants.
(Source: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Renewables, 17 Mar., 2020)) Contact: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, 888-292-3178 www.greenbackerrenewableenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbacker Renewable Energy ,
Under the agreement, Evergy will provide 55 MW of energy from the 300 MW Soldier Creek Wind Farm now under construction near Manhattan, Nemaha County,. The wind farm is expected to come online before the year end.
Textron Aviation's electric power consumption is roughly equal to the power used by 22,500 homes.
(Source: Textron Aviation, PR, 9 Mar., 2020) Contact: Textron Aviation, Brad White, Snr. VP, (316) 517-6000, www.txtav.com
Contact: Textron, (401) 421-2800, www.textron.com; Evergy Ventures, Terry Bassham, Pres., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.evergyventures.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Evergy,
Pattern Energy presently hold 28 renewable energy plants, predominantly wind farms totaling 4.4 GW in North America. The company also has solar plants and onshore wind operations in Japan as well as a 112-MW offshore wind project under development. (Source: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, PR, 16 Mar., 2020) Contact: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, www.cppib.com; Pattern Energy Group, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, email@example.com, www.patternenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Pattern Energy, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board , Wind, Solar, Renewable Energy,
The project, which is expected to come in at 7.9 billion yuan ($1.13 billion), will generate 1,390 million kWh of electricity per year, which is equivalent to 441,900 tons of standard coal and will satisfy the annual electricity demand of almost 2 million people when commissioned in early 2021.
The offshore wind power plant will be jointly financed, built and operated by China Energy with 62.5 pct and EDF Group holding the balance.
(Source: China Energy Investments Corp., PR, reve, 14 Mar., 2020) Contact: China Energy Investment Corporation, www.ceic.com; EDF Group, Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO, www.edf.fr
More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Group, China Wind, Offshore Wind,
Additionally, as previously reported, Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind operates the Block Island Wind Farm and has been awarded over 2,900 MW of capacity through six projects. In June, 2019, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities selected Orsted to develop the Garden State's first offshore wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.
(Source: Orsted, Newsday, 15 Mar., 2020) Contact: Orsted, Thomas Brostrom, Pres. Orsted North America, CEO Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, +45 99 55 97 22, www.us.orsted.com/Wind-projects; Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted, Offshore Wind, Deepwater Wind,
The 2MW unit, based around a Vestas turbine and damping pool foundation also saw its highest-ever monthly capacity factor, 66.3 pct -- significantly better than the average bottom-fixed offshore machine, which averages around 50 pct, according to a company release.
(Source: Ideol, Recharge, Mar., 2020)Contact: Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50, www.ideol-offshore.com/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News FloatGen , Floating Wind, Offshore Wind, Wind,
The 62-turbine project, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2021, will have an installed capacity of 496MW sufficient for roughly 835,000 household, when fully operational in 2023.
(Source: Iberdrola, The Corner, 11 Mar., 2020) Contact: Iberdrola, Jonathan Cole, Global Managing Director for Offshore Wind, www.iberdrolarenewables.com
Ailes Marines, www.eolienoffshoresaintbrieuc.com/en/ailes-marines/ailes-marines-sas
More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola, Offshore Wind,
Neste is working on rolling out the detailed plan and timeline for implementing the initiatives aimed at carbon neutral production by 2035.
(Source: Neste Oyi, PR, Mar., 2020) Contact: Neste Oyi, Salla Ahonen, VP Sustainability, +358 50 458 5076, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.neste.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste, Carbon Neutral, Carbon Emissions,
Meanwhile, China's photovoltaic power generation capacity reached 224.3 billion kwh, a year-on-year growth of 26.3 pct while
China's PV products exports grew 29 pct to $20.78 billion for a year-on-year growth of 29 percent and the second highest in history. (Source: China National Energy Administration, News Ghana, 9 Mar., 2020) Contact: China Photovoltaic Industry Association, +86 10 6820 0513, email@example.com, www.chinapv.org.cn; China National
Energy Administration, http://english.www.gov.cn/state_council/2014/10/01/content_281474991089761.htm
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, China Solar,
The Act includes measures to harness wind and solar power, expand home rooftop solar and reduce energy waste through mandatory efficiency standards. The act also sets a 5.2-gigawatt offshore wind power target, one of the largest state commitments to offshore wind to date and one with the potential to power up to 1.5 million Virginia homes.
The Act also confirms the Old Dominion State's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) cap-and-invest program, which to date has provided net benefits of over $4 billion to participating members, while helping them slash carbon emissions over 50 pct. (Source: PR, Mar., 2020)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar, Virginia Renewable Energy,
The attached Space-based Quantification of per capita CO2 Emissions from Cities report provides the first independent estimates of direct per capita CO2 emissions (E pc) from space-borne atmospheric CO2 measurements from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) for a total 20 cities across multiple continents. The analysis accounts for the influence of meteorology on the satellite observations with an atmospheric model. The resultant upwind source region sampled by the satellite serves as an objective urban extent for aggregating emissions and population densities.
The study suggests that E pc declines as population densities increase, albeit the decrease in E pc is partially limited by the positive correlation between E pc and per capita gross domestic product.
Download the NASA Space-based Quantification of per capita CO2 Emissions from Cities study
HERE. (Source: NASA, IOP, Environmental Research Letters, Open Access, Feb.,2020) Contact: NASA, www.nasa.gov/oco2;
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., 818-354-0307, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jpl.nasa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News NASA, Carbon Emissions,
The SPI grants have been awarded to 16 state agencies and institutions with projects currently funded under the 2019 -- 21 Capital Budget, and that can be modified with more energy-efficient infrastructure. Projected lifetime savings of the infrastructure modifications to these projects is nearly $11 million, and the lifetime projected carbon saved would be about 120,429 tons.
The SPI grant is part of the Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants Program (EE&S) Program and was developed in partnership with the State Efficiency and Environmental Performance (SEEP) Office.
Download SEEP program details HERE.
(Source: Washington State Dept. of Commerce, 5 Mar., 2020) Contact: Washington State Dept. of Commerce, www.commerce.wa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Grant,
Makani is developing energy kites that use a wing tethered to a ground station to efficiently harness energy from the wind, generating electricity at utility-scale. As the kite flies autonomously in loops, rotors on the wing spin as the wind moves through them, generating electricity that is sent down the tether to the grid, according to the company website.
In a statement Google Alphabet noted "While it's tempting to say that all climate-related ideas deserve investment, remaining clear-eyed and directing resources to the opportunities where we think we can have the greatest impact isn't just good business -- it's essential when it comes to a problem as urgent as the climate crisis."
(Source: Makani Power, Brinkwire, 7 Mar., 2020) Contact: Google Alphabet, www.abc.xyz; Makani Power, email@example.com, www.makanipower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alphabet, Makani, Wind, Wind Kite,
The award hinges on Orsted taking a final investment decision on the developments, which are subject German regulatory approvals.
The turbines are slated for installation on Gode Wind 3 in early 2023 and on Borkum Riffgrund 3 in 2024, with commissioning on the two projects to being completed in 2024 and 2025, respectively
(Source: Siemens Gamesa, Utilities, 7 Mar., 2020)
Contact: Seimens Gamesa, Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Offshore Head of Technology, www.siemensgamesa.com; Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted, Siemens Gamesa, Offshore Wind, Borkum Riffgrund ,
The competition will focus on research areas centered around meeting digital utility challenges such as electric vehicle charging, distributed energy solutions, grid modernization, energy storage, microgrids, cybersecurity, blockchain and energy trading, buildings/campus energy management, data analytics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and use of drones/autonomous robots in power systems.
Interested companies may apply and submit their proposals to the NYPA/Israel Smart Energy Challenge online. The deadline for submissions is April 20. A pre-bid conference for parties interested in applying to the Challenge is scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at: Ha-Umanim Street 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel. Register on Eventbrite or meetup.
Governor Cuomo's Green New Deal climate and clean energy initiative puts the Empire State on a path to being entirely carbon-neutral across all sectors of the economy and establishing a goal to achieve a zero-carbon emissions electricity sector by 2040, faster than any other state. It builds on New York's ramp-up of clean energy including a $2.9 billion investment in 46 large-scale renewable projects across, the creation of more than 150,000 jobs in New York’s clean energy sector, a commitment to develop nearly 1,700 MW of offshore wind by 2024, and 1,700 pct growth in the distributed solar sector since 2012.
The recently passed Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act mandates the Green New Deal's clean energy targets: nine gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035, six gigawatts of distributed solar by 2025, and three gigawatts of energy storage by 2030, while calling for an orderly and just transition to clean energy that creates jobs and continues fostering a green economy. The CLCPA also directs New York State agencies and authorities to collaborate with stakeholders to develop a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 pct from 1990 levels by 2050 and aim to invest 40 pct of clean energy and energy efficiency program resources to benefit disadvantaged communities.
(Source: New York State Governor's Office, PR, Google News, 6 Mar., 2020)Contact: Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov;
Israel Smart Energy Association, www.isea.org.il; NYPA, Gil C. Quiniones, Pres., CEO, www.nypa.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York Power Authority, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy,
The company, which claims to have invested approximately £850 million ($1.088 billion) in clean energy projects throughout the 2010s, intends to divest its solar and wind portfolio over the next two years. The company will, however,
consider global opportunities that include "technologies that enable high penetration of renewables", transportation electrification and other decarbonisation and energy efficiency ventures.
(Source: John Laing, PR, PV Tech 4 Mar., 2020)
Contact: John Laing Group plc, +44 (0) 20 7901 3200, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.laing.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News John Laing, Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar,
With over 2,000 contacts ESG serves both the corporations that commit to using more renewable energy, as well as the project developers and sponsors who make solar and wind energy a reality.
GreenFront Energy Partners is an investment banking and advisor focused on the new energy economy. The global energy landscape is undergoing its most significant transformation in over a century and our founding partners believe we all have a role to play. Our role at GreenFront is to bring together the financial, intellectual, entrepreneurial, and natural resources to meaningfully decarbonize our energy sector, according to the company website.
(Source: GreenFront Energy Partners, Mar.,2020) Contact: GreenFront Energy Partners, email@example.com or call our office at (804) 905-8467. www.greenfrontenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GreenFront Energy Partners,
The Peyton Creek wind farm incorporates 48 Nordex 3.15MW turbines to generate sufficient power for 45,000 or more homes.
Including the Peyton Creek wind farm, RWE's total installed US wind generating capacity reportedly now stands at 4,000 MW.
(Source: RWE Renewables, PR, Power Tech. 4 Mar., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, CEO,
More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables , Wind,