The Stateline Wind Farm would be the first wind-energy operation under Oregon's Energy Facility Siting Council jurisdiction to be re-powered.
(Source: Oregon Department of Energy, Northwest Public Broadcasting, May 15, 2019) Contact: NextEra Energy,
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The project has already earned approvals from 13 local, state and federal regulatory agencies on a host of environmental and other requirements. Several environmental groups including Sierra Club and the Ohio Environmental Council are supporting Icebreaker Wind.
In August 2009, the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) was created by the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force (GLEDTF), and developed and launched by NorTech Energy Enterprise, the Cleveland Foundation, the City of Cleveland, and Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties (Ohio). LEEDCo was founded as a private, nonprofit regional corporation to initially erect wind turbines in Lake Erie, and eventually to help stimulate an entire offshore freshwater wind industry in the Great Lakes.
LEEDCo is a regional economic development public-private partnership that has brought together important project stakeholders from the City of Cleveland, the Port Authority, and coastal counties, according to the company website.
(Source: LEEDCo, wkyc3, 15 May, 2019)Contact: LEEDCo, Lorry Wagner, Pres., (216) 241-9201, www.leedco.org
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CEO Climate Dialogue is aiming for economy-wide carbon emission reductions of 80 pct or more by 2050, with aggressive near- and mid-term emission reductions commensurate with that goal.
The group also "aims to build bipartisan support for climate policies that will increase regulatory and business certainty, reduce climate risk, and spur investment and innovation needed to meet science-based emissions reduction targets." BP, Shell, BG&E, DTE Energy, Exelon and other energy majors are among the group's membership.
(Source: Dominion Energy, Bacon's Rebellion, Blog, 16 May, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Thomas F. Farrell, CEO, Keith Windle, VP Business Development, www.dominionenergy.com; CEO Climate Dialogue, http://business.edf.org/blog/tag/ceo-climate-dialogue
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The workshop covered the current status of and regional policy plans for the development of offshore wind, along with the key opportunities for accelerating deployment and the main challenges constraining growth. It took place in support of the first in-depth look at offshore wind in the World Energy Outlook (WEO), the IEA's flagship publication.
(Source: International Energy Agency, OE Digital, 13 May, 2019)
Contact: International Energy Agency, Dr. Faith Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
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The ReNew Hub corporate office energy efficiency features include: CFC free refrigerants in the HVAC system; water efficient plumbing features that have cut water consumption by half; waste segregation measures; the use of eco-friendly cleaning materials; and other features.
ReNew Power Limited develops, builds, owns and operates utility scale wind and solar energy projects as well as distributed solar energy projects that generate energy for commercial and industrial customers. (Source: ReNew Power, PR, May, 2019) Contact: ReNew Power Limited, Ms. Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, www.renewpower.com
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The order includes supply and delivery of the wind turbines with an operation range between 4.0 and 4.8 MW. A Premium Service Agreement with a term of 5 years will also be included.
(Source: Nordex, PR, 14 May, 2019)
Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, email@example.com, www.nordex-online.com
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According to the PSC's order granting the certificate, 100 MW Ball Hill Wind is expected to be operational by the end of 2020 and have a 20 year life span. The PSC approval included decommissioning security be provided to the towns in the form of a letter of credit. (Source: NYPSC, The Observer, 12 May, 2019) Contact: Ball Hill Wind Energy,
(860) 661-3818, www.ballhillwind.com; Renewable Energy Systems (RES), www.res-group.com
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The research team achieved it by using organic molecules capable of absorbing light wavelengths. These transparent panels primarily focus on infrared and UV light, All of the captured light is transported to the contour of the panel where it will be converted to electricity.
Determining the commercial viability of these transparent cells will take up some time. If deemed commercially viable, this technology can easily offset most of the energy use of large buildings. For households and store owners, it can help them cut down on regular electricity bills as well. There are a lot of potential consequences to this research, albeit nothing has been set in stone at this time.
(Source:Michigan State University, NULLTX, 12 May,
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The Vineyard Wind Connector project will consist of sub-sea and sub-surface electrical transmission lines and a new substation that will connect the Vineyard Wind turbine array to the Massachusetts electric grid.
Construction is scheduled to begin this year and is expected to be operational by 2021. (Source: Vineyard Wind, May, 2019)
Contact: Contact: Vineyard Wind, Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO ,(508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com
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NIPSCO claims its recently completed analysis found its plan would save its 460,000 Indiana ratepayers and the state money over the long term.
In its Integrated Resource Plan, NIPSCO proposes closing its Wheatfield coal plant by 2023 and its coal unit in Michigan City by 2028. With the closures, the percentage of electric power generated by coal would decrease from 65 pct today to 15 pct in 2023 and zero by 2028.
NIPSCO proposes replacing the 1,800 MW of electric power generated by the two coal plants with a mixture of 1,500 mw of solar with battery backup, 150 mw of wind, 125 mw of reduced demand through efficiency and demand-side management programs, and 50 mw of electricity purchased from other utilities.
Although NIPSCO says its electric power shift will save ratepayers more than $4 billion in the long run, it has asked IURC to approve a 12 pct rate hike to pay for decommissioning its existing power plants and building the renewable capacity to replace it. (Source: NIPSCO, Heartland Inst., May, 2019) Contact: NIPSCO, www.nipsco.com
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In an effort to bolster their sustainability initiatives, the institution decided to be the first to incorporate Onyx Solar amorphous silicon (a-Si) technology into CITE's building envelope. Also known as a curtain-wall, this large window of 20 pct transparency incorporates 18 photovoltaic glass panels totaling 510 square-feet. The installation's peak power amounts to 1.3 KW
The $85-million project was designed by Perkins + Will Architects Canada and financially supported by the federal and provincial governments.
(Source: Belnor Engineering Inc., PR, 9 May, 2019) Contact: Belnor Engineering Inc., Supriya Verma (PR Director), (905) 264-6372,
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Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, is looking at about $560 million in its share of the contract with European grid operator TenneT Offshore. The project is Keppel Offshore & Marine's "first major project in the renewable energy sector since 2010", when the Keppel unit entered the offshore wind market and built an electrical transformer and maintenance platform for a German offshore wind farm.
The partners, along with subcontractor ASEA Brown Boveri, will also carry out the installation and start-up operations for the converter stations, which are slated to be finished by 2024.
(Source: KEPPLE, Singapore Business Times, Strait Times, 9 May, 2019) Contact: KEPPEL Corp., Chris Ong, CEO, +65 6270 6666, +65 6413 6391 - fax., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kepcorp.com; Aibel, https://aibel.com/en
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The company, which currently emits around 3.3 million metric tpy of C02,
aims to achieve its goal by increasing energy efficiency, increasing the share of renewables in its energy supply mix to as much as 40 pct, accessing more green power and offsetting unavoidable CO2 emissions.
This includes financing climate protection projects such as wind power in the Caribbean or forest conservation in Africa to offset just under 40 pct of its energy consumption, according to the company release. The company expects its initiative to
Icome in at a cost of €2 billion ($2.24 billion) but to deliver about €1 billion in energy efficiency savings.
(Source: Robt. Bosch LLC, Various Media, Reuters, 8 May, 2019)
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The Saunamaa project will incorporate eight V150-4.2MW wind turbines and the Suolakangas project will utilize nine V150-4.2MW turbines. Vestas intends to begin deliveries in the second quarter of 2020, whilst commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2020. The two wind parks will come in at approximately €80 million.
Valorem has entered a joint venture with UK-based fund management business Octopus Energy Investments (OEI) for the construction and operation of the projects.
The French firm will hold a minority stake in the two farms. Valorem, through its subsidiaries Valrea, Valemo and its local partner Megatuuli, will manage the construction and operation of the wind farms.
(Source: Vestas, Power Technology, 7 May, 2019) Contact: Valorem , Jean-Yves Grandidier , Pres.,+33 556 494 265,
Fax +33 556 492 456, email@example.com, www.valorem-energie.com;
Vestas, Andres Domínguez, +34 649294007 ANDMS@vestas.com, www.vestas.com
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The wind farm is part of Akamai's commitment to source renewable energy for 50 pct of its global network operations by 2020.
The Seymour Hills project, which is included in ERCOT, incorporates 12 wind turbines to generate 30 MW of energy. (Source: Akamai Technologies, telecompaper, 7 May, 2019) Contact: Akamai Technologies, www.akamai.com
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In traditional wind farms, each turbine is individually optimized. Each creates its own turbulence, or wake, which prevents downwind turbines from receiving full energy from the wind stream, significantly reducing wind energy production. Vayu estimates two-thirds of U.S. wind farms experience reduced capacity due to wind wake. Emerson and Vayu's solution leverages key data and machine learning to enable turbines to work cooperatively, adjusting the side-to-side movement of each turbine based on wind speed, wind direction and other parameters to extract the optimum energy from wind.
Emerson's Ovation compact controller will communicate data from each turbine's wind sensor to the Vayu system every 1-2 seconds thus enabling near-real-time data to accurately calculate the optimum setting for each turbine.
Ovation compact control technology can easily interface with any turbine controller, regardless of manufacturer, eliminating the significant time and expense associated with removing and replacing existing turbine controls. (Source: Emerson, PR, 8 May, 2019) Contact: Emerson, Bob Yeager, Pres. Power & Water, (314) 982-8608, www.emerson.com/en-us; Ystrategies Corp., www.ystrategies.com
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The regulator approved 11 new Dominion Energy programs totaling $226 million as well as energy efficiency spending by Appalachian Power, the state's second largest electric utility. In their approval, the two companies are required to track and report the
effectiveness of their programs in reducing energy consumption at a future date.
(Source: Virginia State Corporation Commission, NBC29, AP, 4 May, 2019) Contact: Virginia State Corporation Commission, www.scc.virginia.gov; Appalachian Power, Don Nichols, (800)956-4237, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.appalachianpower.com; Dominion Energy, Keith Windle, VP Business Development, www.dominionenergy.com
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The South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and other research institutes note they have "conclusively demonstrated that the option of new wind, solar PV and flexible generation capacity in South Africa delivers the least-cost electricity price trajectory in the years ahead to 2050 and beyond, as well as least water consumption, lowest carbon emissions and the most jobs.
According to this scenario, wind would be the largest source of electricity by 2040. The DoE foresees 12 GW of wind by 2030, 38 GW by 2040 and 50 GW by 2050." (Souce: Eskom, MyBroadBand, 4 May, 2019)Contact: Eskom, Barry MacColl, GM Testing and Development, www.eskom.co.za; CSRI, www.csir.co.za
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To that end,
a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed with Ulsan City, a major South Korean maritime shipping center, and an amendment made to include Korea East-West Power Company in a previously executed MoU with Korea National Oil Corporation.
(Source: Equinor, PR, Smart Energy, 3 May, 2019) Contact: Korea National Oil Corporation, www.knoc.co.kr; Korea East-West Power, www.ewp.co.kr/eng;
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The project includes: upgrades to and the addition of new solar panels; companion battery storage; electrical transformers; new doors and windows; and upgraded heating and cooling systems.
The state legislature previously approved $20 million in direct state spending on the project which is intended to reduce energy costs and limit contributions to climate change.
(Source: New Mexico Finance Authority, Durango Herald, AP, 3 May, 2019) Contact: New Mexico Finance Authority , www.nmfa.net
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The 270-GW, 28 Enervision turbine wind park came in at approximately $120 million and will provide 6 pct of the total energy consumed in Yucatan.
(Source: Yucatan Expat Life, 4 May, 2019)
Contact: Enervision, www.envision-group.com/en; Vive Energia, www.viveenergia.com
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Facility partners include the German government and private sector companies, Rio Tinto and Anglo American. The Facility will also assist governments to build a robust policy, regulatory and legal framework that promotes climate-smart mining and creates an enabling environment for private capital. Facility projects may include:
The World Bank is targeting a total investment of $50 million, to be deployed over a 5-year timeframe. The Facility will focus on activities around four core themes: climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; reducing material impacts and creating market opportunities, contributing to the decarbonization and reduction of material impacts along the supply chain of critical minerals needed for clean energy technologies.
(Source: World Bank Group, Modern Diplomacy, May, 2019) Contact: World Bank Group,
Riccardo Puliti, Senior Director and Head of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice, www.worldbank.org
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With the acquisition, ALLETE Clean Energy will now build, own, operate and sell the wind power generated from the wind farm to two Fortune 500 companies under 15-year power sales agreements.
The purchase includes the two power sales agreements signed by Apex totaling up to 228MW and additional capacity to serve corporate and industrial markets.
ALLETE plans to break ground on the wind farm this year and expects to bring the facility which will generate sufficient energy for 114,000 households online in 2020. ALLETE Clean Energy currently owns and operates nearly 556MW of nameplate capacity wind energy generation in four states.
(Source: Allete Clean Energy, PR, May, 2019) Contact: ALLETE, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952, email@example.com, www.allete.com;
Apex Clean Energy , Mark Goodwin, CEO, (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com
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In Montenegro, the renewables sector is still ina its infancy, and a lack of administrative capacity is considered the key bottleneck to further promotion of green energy.
With the support of Norway, the EBRD has worked with Montenegrin authorities to design a more robust legal framework for supporting sustainable energy projects.
This includes assistance with the level of feed-in-tariffs, drafting regulations for government support renewable energy, and the development of a bankable power purchase agreement for renewable energy projects. (Source: EBRD, The Financial, May, 2019)Contact: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com
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Kennecott's electric power needs will now be paired with 1.5 million MWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) supplied by Rocky Mountain Power, primarily sourced from its Utah allocated portfolio including wind power from Wyoming. The RECs are Green-e Energy certified and meet the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions.
The move to using renewable energy certificates at Kennecott is subject to regulatory approval by the Utah Public Service Commission. (Source: Rio Tinto, 2 May, 2019)Contact: Rio Tinto, www.riotinto.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Footprint, Rocky Mountain Power, Rio Tinto, Renewable Energy,
The coalition, led by the Alliance to Save Energy, includes leading manufacturers of windows, air conditioners, insulation and other components alongside environmental and efficiency advocates such as the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
The proposed tax incentives call for broadly supported improvements to the expired 45L tax incentive for high-efficiency new home construction and the 25C tax incentive for homeowner efficiency improvements -- installing insulation, replacing windows, or purchasing high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment. The improvements include strengthening the efficiency level that must be met to receive the incentives, while also increasing the dollar value of the incentives.
The coalition also called for extending the 179D incentive for efficiency improvements in commercial buildings. (Source: Alliance to Save Energy, PR, May, 2019)
Contact: Alliance to Save Energy, (202) 857-0666, www.ase.org
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The plan helps qualifying homeowners finance home improvement and energy efficiency upgrades such as heating and cooling, windows, doors, siding and roofing, air sealing and insulation, electrical and plumbing, geothermal and whole home energy projects. All work must be completed by NEIF-approved contractors.
The NEIF Home Energy Improvement Plan is currently available in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia with other states being added shortly. Separately, Maine homeowners can use Efficiency Maine financing, administered by NEIF.
The NEIF Home Energy Improvement Plan is simple interest, longer term, fixed rate installment financing from $2,500 to $25,000. There is no lien on the borrower's home, no fees to the borrower and no penalty for pre-payment. The interest rate and monthly payment are locked in for the full term of the loan, up to ten years. To date, $700 million in energy efficiency financing has been placed through the NEIF program. NEIF also provides financing for commercial energy improvements through its NEIF Commercial Energy Finance division and advance funding to contractors for rebates through its Rebate Bridge program.
(Source: National Energy Improvement Fund, LLC, PR, 2 May, 2019) Contact: NEIF, Peter Krajsa, NEIF, Co-Chair and Founder, (484) 838-5460, www.neifund.org
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Environmental groups, including to Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Biofuelwatch, the Dogwood Alliance, and the Southern Environmental Law Center, have noted that relying on woody biomass with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to achieve climate targets is "misguided" and will prove overly expensive. Biomass power generation reached a record 35.6 TWh in 2018, up by 12 pct year-on-year, according to government statistics.
The environmental organizations say the UK should rely on genuinely zero-emission renewables like wind, wave, and solar power, energy efficiency and conservation, and smart resources like energy storage, rather than woody biomass power generation. (Source: Committee on Climate Change, Renewables,May, 2019) Contact: Committee on Climate Change, www.theccc.org.uk
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Houston-based EDP Renewables North America (EDP) Bright Stalk is expected to cost $348 million and generate up to $2.6 million in local taxes annually.
Invenergy's MCWEC project is expected to incorporate between 90 and 100 turbines totaling 250 MW at a cost of approx. $300 million. (Source: Invenergy, Pantagraph, 3 May, 2019) Contact: Invenergy, (309) 365-2777, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mcleancountywind.invenergyllc.com; Brightstalk Wind Farm, (800) 557-5183, updates.brightstalkwindfarm.com, email@example.com
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Thirteen Vestas turbines, 11 Enercon, seven Nordex, six Senvion, three ENO Energy and a single Siemens Gamesa model were spread across seven of the country's 16 states, with 13 turbines in the western state of Rhineland Palatinate alone. Eight turbines were part of repowering projects meaning net capacity growth was lower than 134MW.
Out of 730 turbines that won an allocation in 2017, only 35 have been commissioned, five of them in the first three months of 2019.
The permitting situation has slightly improved with 111 turbines (413MW) getting the green light in the first quarter, a third more capacity than the average of the same periods of 2017 and 2018.
(Source: FA Wind, WindPower, 30 April, 2019) Contact: FA Wind, +49 30 64 494 60-60, www.fachagentur-windenergie.de
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Changhua 1 and 2a will be located 35-50 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County and will have a capacity of approx. 900MW, enough to supply around 1 million Taiwanese households with green power. The offshore wind farm will be constructed in 2021 and 2022.
Orsted is the co-owner of Taiwan's first commercial-scale offshore wind project, the 128MW Formosa 1 offshore wind farm, which is currently under construction for commissioning by end of 2019. The company operates more than 1,100 offshore wind turbines. Orsted has installed approx. 5.6GW of offshore wind capacity with a further 4.3GW under construction including Changhua 1 and 2a. The company is aiming for a total of 15GW offshore wind capacity world-wide by 2025. (Source: Orsted, PR, 30 April, 2019) Contact: Orsted, Martin Neubert, Exex. VP and CEO of Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22,
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Under its new offering, ERM will match-up supply on offer from wind and solar power ventures in NSW and Victoria States with the demands of energy users looking to source a part of their supply from renewables. Customers would pay an agreed upon fixed price for renewable energy over three years, sourcing 5 pct -- 10 pct of their power from that source.
The customer can choose their level of participation in increments of 5 pct. Additionally,
ERM will aggregate multiple business customers to gain access to large PPAs, giving smaller commercial energy users access to the terms normally available only to larger customers.
(Source: ERM Power, Aust. Financial Review. 29 April, 2019) Contact: ERM Power, David Guiver, Wholesale Markets, www.ermpower.com.au
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Last May, Terra-Gen and Ameren Missouri announced plans to build the wind farm, which will be the largest facility of its kind in the state.
Terra-Gen will develop, finance and construct the project which upon completion will be purchased by Ameren Missouri, subject to regulatory approvals.
(Source: Ameren Missouri, KTVO, 29 April, 2019)Contact: Ameren Missouri, Michael Moehn, Pres., Ajay Arora, VP Power Operations and Energy Management, www.Ameren.com/Missouri; Terra-Gen,
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Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal tweeted "For the first time in history, we now have enough solar and wind installed in the US to generate more electricity from renewables than from coal."
(Source: Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, IFL Science, April, 2019) Contact: Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, Sandy Buchanan, Exec. Dir., 216-688-3457 www.ieefa.org
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"Since EPA began granting these additional exemptions behind closed doors, we have seen devastating market impacts and dropping prices for renewable identification numbers (RINs). We need to stop the bleeding and prevent EPA from ABFA's lawsuit against EPA challenges its methodology for granting these exemptions, arguing the agency more than doubled the number of exempted refineries by illegally changing its petition review process behind closed doors," said ABFA Pres. Michael McAdams.
"Administrator Wheeler has indicated his intention to move forward on decisions for as many as 39 additional exemptions this year. ABFA cannot stand by while EPA unilaterally and illegally undermines the integrity of the RFS program. These new exemptions provide a financial windfall to refineries at the expense of biofuel producers and distributors. EPA is punishing the parties who have worked to increase the amount of renewable fuel blended into the U.S. transportation fuel supply as Congress intended by enacting the RFS first in 2005 and expanding it in 2007.
"For the first time since the inception of the RFS, we are seeing reductions in U.S. renewable fuel blending, and EPA's actions are to blame. Until the court is able to rule on the merits of ABFA's pending lawsuit, the agency should be prevented from taking further action."
"Hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and suffered "disproportionate economic hardship" from the costs of RFS compliance. The waiver frees the refineries from an obligation to provide the EPA with biofuels credits proving compliance. In 2017, the number of small refineries filing for exemptions retroactively for 2016 jumped from 14 the previous year to 20. The rate in which EPA granted these petitions also increased dramatically from 53 pct to 95 pct. (Source: Advanced Biofuels Association, 30 April, 2019)Contact: Advanced Biofuels Association, www.advancedbiofuelsassociation.com
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Junction Solar would be developed by Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy, which also owns the 13,000 acre Green River Wind Farm in Lee and Whiteside counties.
The proposal is slated for the County Zoning Board agenda later this week. If approved, the project could break ground as early as spring 2020 for completion with 6 months. (Source; Junction Solar LLC, saukvalley.com, 27 April, 2019) Contact: Junction Solar LLC, Geronimo Energy,
Lee County, www.leecountyil.com; Geronimo Energy, Ben Adamich, (952) 988-9000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.geronimoenergy.com
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The plan allows for $14,100 for a home and $220,000 for a commercial business to make the energy-saving changes. The program is aimed at encouraging the switch to high-efficiency heating equipment and improve building envelopes, which include walls, windows, roofs and foundations.
The incentives aim to help replace fossil fuel heating systems with electric air-source heat pumps, improve insulation, encourage upgrades to high-efficiency natural gas furnaces and install more windows and doors that minimize heat loss.
(Source: BC News, 26 April, 2019)
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The modernization is being implemented by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) in coordination with the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) and the Department of Innovation and Technology. The contracted programme is being implemented by Framingham, Mass.-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco. (Source: City of Chicago, Construction Index, 29 April, 2019)
Contact: Ameresco, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com; Chicago Department of Transportation, (312) 744-3600, www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot.html
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Of the total $4.5 million, the University of Rhode Island will receive $3 million for research and education and the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. and the nation's labor department may use $1.5 million for industry related training programs.
Building could begin in Rhode Island in 2020 with operations by 2023. (Source: Orsted, TKB TeckKnowBits, 28 April, 2019) Contact: Orsted, Jeff Grybowski, Co-CEO, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, Thomas Brostrom, North American Offshore Wind, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Eversource, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com
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India has targeted the installation of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by the year 2022, which includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro-power. The agency also said it believes that concerns about the economic viability of low tariff projects from India's wind capacity auctions raise the risk that investor appetite will weaken and auctions will be postponed.
According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in December 2018, the country seeks to tender a total 20 GW of wind capacity by March 2020, with two year implementation deadlines, in order to facilitate enough growth to meet the expansion targets.
(Source: Fitch Solutions Macro Research, Deccan Chronicle, PTI, 28 April, 2019) Contact: Fitch Solutions Macro Research, www.fitchsolutions.com/macro/intelligence
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Forty-eight Siemens Gamesa SG 4.5-145 turbines will be delivered to the Coyote wind project in Scurry County, Texas. The project is slated for commissioning and startup in mid-summer, 2020.
Siemens Gamesa will also supply 48 SG 4.5-145 and 13 SWT-2.3-108 turbines for the 246-MW Oso Grande wind project in New Mexico, which is scheduled for startup before the end of 2020. (Source: EDF Renewables North America, Renewables, 25 April, 2019) Contact: EDF Renewables North America, Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO, Sandi Briner , (858) 521-3525, www.edf-re.com, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, www.siemensgamesa.com
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The school district-wide energy efficiency improvements will remove water damage; 67,000 square feet of roofing repairs and replacements; installation of thermally-insulated tinted windows that will decrease energy infiltration and eliminate water and air leaks; and energy efficient LED lighting retrofits. (Source: West Plains School Board of Education, Ozark News, 25 April, 2019)
Contact: West Plains School Board of Education, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Plains_R-7_School_District
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Contract details have not been announced.
(Source: Black & Veatch, Renewables, 25 April, 2019) Contact: Black & Veatch,
Dave Leligdon, Global Director Renewable Energy, 913-458-2000, www.bv.com
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Roaring Fork Wind, LLC is a joint venture partnership between Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and Portland, Oregon-based Steelhead Americas LLC.
General Mills' investment will finance the construction of the project. (Source: General Mills, European Supermarket, 30 April, 2019) Contact: General Mills, 800-248-7310, www.generalmills.com; Roaring Fork Wind, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/roaring-fork-energy-partners
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In December 2018, the company completed the sale of its solar assets and battery storage development projects, along with one wind farm, to a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison for $1.6 billion. In February, it executed the sale of its non-utility U.S. natural gas storage facilities to an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners for $328 million in cash, marking its exit from the non-utility natural gas storage sector. The company is currently working to sell its equity interest in its South American businesses including its 83.6 pct stake in Luz del Sur S.A.A. in Peru and 100 pct stake in Chilquinta Energia S.A. in Chile.
The company said the move is consistent with a strategy to pay down debt and redeploy capital to support the growth of Sempra Energy in North America.
(Source: Sempra Energy, Power Mag., 25 April, 2019) Contact: American Electric Power, Nicholas K. Akins, Pres., (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com; Sempra Energy, Jeff Martin, CEO (619) 696-2901, www.sempra.com
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The six solar projects include: the 20 MW Montross Solar in Westmoreland County, Va. (completed) ; 20 MW Gloucester Solar in Gloucester, Va. (completed); 80 MW Grasshopper Solar in Mecklenburg, Va.; 75 MW Chestnut Solar in Halifax County, N.C.; 75 MW Pecan Solar in Northampton County, N.C. (completed); and the 80 MW Gutenberg Solar in Northampton County, N.C. Dominion Energy developed the Montross Solar project, and the other projects have been acquired or will be acquired from EDF Renewables Inc., BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC and Strata Solar.
The solar projects are all expected to be fully operational by mid-2020.
Dominion aims to have 3 GW of new solar and wind energy in operation or under development by 2022. Facebook aims to power it global operations with 100 pct renewable energy by the end of 2020.(Source: Dominion Energy, 22 April, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Keith Windle, VP Business Development, www.dominionenergy.com
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O'Hare has six LEED-certified buildings and over 521,000 square feet of green roofs, more than any other airport in the world.
The combination of sustainable features has cut the O'Hare control towers energy consumption by 25 pct and water usage by 40 pct compared to a traditional control tower design, according to the Commission. (Source: City of Chicago, Chicago Aviation Commission, Connect Chicago, 23 April, 2019)
Chicago Dept. of Aviation, www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/doa.html Commission; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The blade is the largest ever made for a wind turbine, and will be used in the next generation of massive GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbines, according to a release.
(Source: GE, LM Wind Power, Business Green, 23 April, 2019) Contact: LM Wind Power, Duncan Berry, CEO, Lukasz Cejrowski, LM 107.0 Project Director, +45 79 84 00 00, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, www.ge-energy.com
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