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Bulk of California's GHG Reductions from Biodiesel (Ind. Report)
Diesel Technology Forum
Date: 2021-05-26
The not-for-profit Diesel Technology Forum is reporting newly released data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) shows that low carbon transportation fuels powering internal combustion engines deliver the Golden State's biggest reduction in transportation-related sources of GHG emissions.

Biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel are the biggest carbon cutting technologies from the transportation sector, edging out ethanol and beating the benefits of electrified cars, trucks and buses by 3:1.

According to Diesel Technology Forum Exec, Dir. Allen Schaeffer, "Cumulatively, over the period of 2011-2020, California's consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels accounted for 43 pct (over 32 million tons) of all greenhouse gas eliminated from the transportation sector, while battery-electric transportation options accounted for only 13 percent (10 million tons)." (Source: Diesel Technology Forum, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Diesel Technology Forum,,; CARB, Richard Perry, CEO, Melanie Turner, Information Officer, (916) 322-2990,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Diesel Technology Forum,  Biodiel,  GHG,  California Air Resources Board,  Renewable Diesel ,  

LS Power Acquires GI Energy, Re-brands as Endurant Energy (M&A)
LS Power, Endurant Energy
Date: 2021-05-07
NYC-based LS Power, a U.S. power and energy infrastructure owner, reports acquisition of distributed energy infrastructure solutions provider GI Energy, which will be rebranded as Endurant Energy.

Chicago-headquartered Endurant is a full-service provider of cost-effective, resilient and sustainable clean energy, microgrid and energy storage solutions to the education, commercial, industrial, real estate, public utility and other sectors. In addition, Endurant is advancing a development portfolio of ground-breaking eco-district projects in California.

To date, LS Power has developed, constructed, managed or acquired more than 45,000 MW of power generation, including utility scale solar, wind, hydro, natural gas-fired and battery storage projects, and over 660 miles of transmission, for which it has raised over $47 billion in debt and equity financing. Additionally, LS Power actively invests in businesses and platforms focused on distributed energy resources and energy efficiency, according to the company website. (Source: LS Power, PR, May, 2021) Contact: LS Power, Paul Segal, CEO, (212) 615-3456,; Endurant Energy, (630) 323-5254.

More Low-Carbon Energy News LS Power,  Clean Energy,  Energy Storage,  Microgrid,  Energy Efficiency,  

Appalachian Power Touts "Largest of its Kind" Pumped Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
Appalachian Power ,LS Power Development
Date: 2021-02-10
In the Old Dominion State, Duke Energy reports it will acquire 400 MW of energy storage from Roanoke-based Appalachian Power's Bath County Pumped Energy Storage Station in the Allegheny Mountains north of Roanoke.

New York-headquartered LS Power Development holds a 24 pct interest in the Bath County Pumped Storage Station which is touted as the "largest of its kind in the world" capable of producing sufficient power for as many as 750,000 homes, according to Dominion Energy.

The Virginia Clean Economy Act, a landmark law passed last year by the General Assembly, requires Appalachian and Dominion to invest in energy storage as well solar and wind in order to meet the state's 100 pct renewable power portfolio by mid-century. (Source: Appalachian Power, PR, Roanoke Times, Feb., 2021) Contact: Appalachian Power,; LS Power Development, (212) 615-3456,; Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy,  Appalachian Power,  Pumped Energy Storage ,  

Capital Dynamics Completes AVSE II Solar Acquisition (M&A)
Capital Dynamics
Date: 2021-01-06
Global independent asset management firm Capital Dynamics Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) reports completion of its acquisition of the remaining 69.98 interest in the 125MW, Arlington Valley Solar Energy II solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Maricpa County, Arizona, from Apollo Funds. Financial details were not released.

As previously reported, CEI acquired a 30.02 pct interest in AVSE II as part of the acquisition of three solar PV projects -- Centinela Solar Energy, a 252MWdc solar facility in Imperial County, California; and the 11MWdc Dover Sun Park in Dover, Delaware -- from LS Power, bringing its portfolio of US operating solar to 3.1GWdc. (Source: Capital Dynamics, PR, 30 Dec., 2020) Contact: Capital Dynamics, 212 798 3400 -- NYC office, Arlington Valley Solar Energy, 925 201 5220,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Capital Dynamics,  Solar,  

Greenbacker Acquires Planned South Dakota solar Project (M&A)
Greenbacker Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-11-18
Greenbacker Renewable Energy has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, purchased a to-be-constructed 80-MW solar project from Houston-headquartered Broad Reach Power. The project, Fall River Solar, is located in Fall River County, South Dakota and has a 20-year PPA in place with the investment-grade utility Black Hills Power. Greenbacker will oversee the construction which is expected to reach commercial operation in Q4 2022.

With this acquisition, Greenbacker will own roughly 753.5 MW of generating capacity (including assets that are to be constructed), comprising 529.8 MW of utility-scale and distributed solar facilities, 192.6MW of wind facilities, 19.1 MW of battery storage and 12.0MW of biomass facilities, according to the company. (Source: Greenbacker Renewable Energy , PR, Nov., 2020) Contact: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Charles Wheeler, CEO,,; Broad Reach Power, Steve Vavrik, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbacker Renewable Energy,  Solar,  Broad Reach Power,  

Capital Dynamics to Acquire LS Power Solar PV Projects (M&A)
Capital Dynamics
Date: 2020-09-28
In New York, Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm, reportsn its Clean Energy Infrastructure will acquire interests in three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects from LS Power. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The 316-MW portfolio includes: 100 pct interest in Centinela Solar Energy, 252 MW in Imperial County, CA; 30 pct interest in Arlington Valley Solar Energy II, 53 MW in Maricopa County, AZ; 100 pct Interest in the 11-MW Dover Sun Park in Dover, DE. All project have PPA agreement in place.

Capital Dynamics is an independent global asset management firm focusing on private assets including private equity, private credit and clean energy infrastructure. Capital Dynamics' Clean Energy Infrastructure Fund is one of the largest renewable energy investment managers in the world with $6.5 billion assets under management. (Source: Capital Dynamics, PR, 28 Sept., 2020) Contact: Capital Dynamics, 212 798 3400,; LS Power,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Capital Dynamics news,  Solar news,  PV news,  LS Power news,  

LS Power Connects Gateway Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
LS Power
Date: 2020-08-21
LS Power reports the unveiling of the 250-MW Gateway Energy Storage project in East Otay Mesa, San Diego County, Calif. -- the world's largest battery energy storage project. Gateway Energy Storage, currently at 230 MW and on track to reach 250 MW by the end of the month, follows LS Power's Vista Energy Storage in Vista, California, which has been operating since 2018 and was previously the largest battery storage project in the United States at 40 MW.

LS Power is currently developing the Diablo Energy Storage project in Pittsburg, California; LeConte Energy Storage in Calexico, California; and Ravenswood Energy Storage in Queens, New York. (Source: LS Power, PR, Aug., 2020) Contact: LS Power,

More Low-Carbon Energy News LS Power news,  Energy Storage news,  

Georgia Power's Smart Neighborhood Initiative Lauded (Ind. Report)
Georgia Power
Date: 2020-07-29
Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power reports its Smart Neighborhood Initiative -- a real-world R&D project -- has been recognized by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) as part of its annual awards that celebrate innovation and collaboration of utilities, industry players and individuals shaping the future of energy. The initiative was included in Southern Company's designation as a 2020 SEPA Utility Business Models Power Player of the Year.

Georgia's first-of-a-kind Smart Neighborhood, located in Atlanta, includes 46 technology-enhanced townhomes equipped with battery backed rooftop solar arrays, optimal insulation for maximum efficiency, advanced heating and cooling systems, LED lighting, home automation, including smart thermostats, smart locks and voice control.

The Smart Neighborhood is a real-world research and development (R&D) project, including a supporting partnership with the Southern Company Energy Innovation Center. The company collaborated with U.S. DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on the initiatives. The information and data collected from the distributed energy resources will provide researchers valuable operational experience as the company continues to evaluate microgrids along with residential battery storage and rooftop solar. Information from the HVAC systems, heat pump water heaters and other technologies will help inform new programs and services for customers.

Georgia Power also offers a full suite of smart-home options, which includes easy access to products and services to help make customers' homes more energy efficient and connected. The company brings together popular products in the Smart Neighborhood, including the latest in smart thermostats and smart home products such as smart filters, lighting, door locks, light switches, vents, smoke alarms and doorbells, to a single online portal.

Download Georgia Power Smart Neighborhood Initiative HERE. (Source: Georgia Power, PR, 28 July, 2020) Contact: SEPA,; Georgia Power,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Georgia Power,  Energy Efficiency,  

PG&E Seeking Battery Energy Storage Project Approvals (Ind Report)
Pacific Gas & Electric
Date: 2020-05-29
In the Golden State, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) reports it is seeking California PUC approval for seven battery projects totaling 423 MW -- 1.7 GWh of energy storage capacity -- to meet its share of a statewide procurement that must be brought online by late next year to assure statewide grid stability.

PG&E's proposal represents a major boost to a battery fleet that's already set to be the largest in the world. PG&E's major projects include a 300-MW/1,200-MWh project by Irving, Texas-based Vistra Energy and a 182.5-MW/730-MWh project from Tesla being built near a natural-gas plant in Monterey County.

PG&E is also adding another 100 MW/400 MWh of battery plant from Vistra and three 50-MW/200-MWh systems to the existing 50-MW Diablo Energy Storage project being constructed by LS Power in Contra Costa County. (Source: Pacific Gas & Electric, gtm, 19 May, 2020) Contact: Vistra Energy, Curt Morgan, CEO, Molly Sorg, Inv. Relations, (214) 812-8004,,; PG&E,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Pacific Gas & Electric,  Energy Storage,  

Wyoming PSC OKs Corriedale Wind Project Expansion (Ind. Report)
Black Hills Power
Date: 2019-12-11
Meeting in Cheyenne, the Wyoming Public Service Commission reports approval of Black Hills Power and its subsidiary, Cheyenne Light's application for an additional 5 turbines to 21 turbines for the planned Corriedale Wind Energy Project which was initially approved in July, this year.

The $78.6 million wind farm is expected to open in October, 2020. (Source: Wyoming Public Service Commission , Powell Tribune, 10 Dec., 2019) Contact: Black Hills Power, 888-890-5554,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Black Hills Energy,  

JCI Power Solutions Relaunches as Clarios (Ind Report)
Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Date: 2019-05-20
In the Badger State, Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Power Solutions, today launches as a new entity and leader in advanced energy storage solutions.

Clarios was acquired by Brookfield Business Partners and operates as a global energy storage business generating $8 billion in revenues with 56 facilities worldwide. The company plans to build on its vehicle battery technologies -- producing one-third of the automotive industry's total output per year -- while exploring fast-growing energy storage opportunities. Clarios will maintain its current global manufacturing and operations footprint, including its corporate headquarters in Glendale, Wisconsin. (Source: Clarios, newKerala, May, 2019) Contact: Clarios, Joe Walicki, Pres., Clay Nesler, JVP Global Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, (855) 324-3650,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Johnson Controls ,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  

Finns Legislate 30 pct Biofuel Vehicles by 2029 (Int'l Report)
Date: 2019-02-08
In Helsinki, in keeping with its effort to lower carbon emissions and fight climate change, the Parliament of Finland has voted to increase the percentage of biofuels powered vehicles on the country's highways to 30 pct by 2029. The Parliament also approved similar legislation on "light" heating oil and other bio-based fuel oil starting in 2021.

The legislation is inline with the government's commitment to lower transportation emissions over the next decade. (Source: Gov. of Finland, Various Media, EnergyLIve, 7 Feb., 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel Blend,  Biofuel Vehicles,  

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