The program is capped by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) at a total 50 MW supplied from storage among all participants. Incentive payments are:
Homeowners and businesses with an existing solar system enrolled in a customer energy
program (such as Net Energy Metering, Customer Grid Supply or others) will continue to receive
full benefits from these programs. Up to 5 kW of new panels may be added under existing
programs. There is no limit on the size of an individual customer's battery. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, PR, 19 July, 2021) Contact: Hawaiian Electric, www.hawaiianelectric.com; www.hawaiianelectric.com/batterybonus
More Low-Carbon Energy News HCO.Energy Storage, Rooftop Solar, Hawaiian Electric, Solar+Storage, Battery Energy Storage,
"Climate change will anyhow continue for the coming decades. If we are successful with climate mitigation, we could stop this negative trend in the 2060s. Until then we will see a growing amount of natural disasters and a growing amount of this kind of weather extremes and also more human losses and more economic losses than before. That means that we have to also adapt to climate change, the most important thing is to mitigate climate change, to stop using fossil fuels and also pay attention to our diet."
"The key is that we have to start acting now, we cannot wait for the coming decades,." -- Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General, Contact: World Meteorological Organization, public.wmo.int/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Meteorological Organization, WMO, Climate Change,
Cubico now owns almost 100MW of operational assets in Greece and recently announced the commencement of a 12MW extension to one its sites.
The company, which is jointly owned by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and PSP Investments, is actively looking to grow its portfolio in Greece through solar PV and onshore wind opportunities.. (Source: Cubico, PR, ReNews, 21 July, 2021)
Contact: Cubico , David Swindin , +44 20 3805 3900, www.cubicoinvest.com; Enora/Enteka, www.enteka.gr
More Low-Carbon Energy News Cubico, Wind, Enora, Enteka,
To achieve aviation decarbonisation IATA pledges to promote the use of SAF which reduce emissions by up to 80 pct compared to traditional jet fuel. IATA noted insufficient supply and high prices have limited airline uptake to only 120 million litres in 2021.
(Source: IATA, PR, 20 July, 2021) Contact: IATA, Willie Walsh, Dir. Gen. www.iata.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF, Aviation Biofuel, IATA,
Element is tolerant of high ethanol concentrations, powers through high organic acid and fermentation temperature excursions -- delivering the lowest residual starch. This allows producers to push for new ethanol yield targets while minimizing losses to common stressors such as high temperature and organic acids. Element enables plants to improve throughput by raising solids and improving plant efficiency -- or finish fermentations as needed because of its flexibility in speed, according to the release.
By leveraging the biological synergies and sustainability of Novozymes' enzymes, yeast, and technical service platforms all together, ethanol producers can unlock more of their inputs to generate the highest levels of ethanol, expand diversification, lower input costs and achieve significant process efficiency gains, according to the release. Novozymes' Innova yeast products are the result of a dedicated development partnership with Sydney, Australia-based Microbiogen to bring new yeast technology to the market (Source: Novozymes, Website, PR, July, 2021)
Contact: MicroBioGen, Geoff Bell, CEO (02) 9418 3182, email@example.com, www.microbiogen.com; Novozymes, Brian Brazeau, VP Bioenergy, 646-671-3897, www.novozymes.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Microbiogen, Novozymes, Ethanol, Yeast,
With an initial capacity of at least 320GWh, the Aldbrough Hydrogen Storage facility would be significantly larger than any hydrogen storage facility in operation in the world today, according to the release.
SSE and Equinor are also planning a hydrogen-fuelled power station at Keadby, south of the Humber, with Equinor developing a hydrogen production plant, H2H Saltend on the North Bank.
The partnership is the UK's first end-to-end hydrogen proposal, connecting production, storage and demand projects.
(Source: Equinor, PR, BusinessLIve, 15 July, 2021)Contact: Equinor, Andres Opedal, President and CEO, www.equinor.com; SSE, www.sse.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor, SSE , Hydrogen,
As previously reported, the two firms have worked together over the last 10 years on projects, including bunkering biofuels and ultra-low sulfur fuels, and envisage a range of net-zero fuel solutions such as hydrogen-derived fuels and the use of methanol as a marine fuel. The companies have also been exploring the potential benefits of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to bio-LNG or synthetic variants.
(Source: Shell Marine, PR, gCaptain. 16 July, 2021)
Contact: Shell Marine, Melissa Williams, President, www.shell.com/business-customers/marine.html;
MCG Group, Bud Darr, EVP Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, +41 79 885 76 70, www.mcggroup.ch
More Low-Carbon Energy News MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, Shell, CCS,
American is the first airline in North America to begin the validation process with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). In doing so, American is committing to develop a 2035 emissions reduction target that will be reviewed by the SBTi to confirm its consistency with the latest climate science.
By committing to SBTi, the air carrier becomes a signatory to the Business Ambition for 1.5 degrees C campaign and joins the UN-backed Race To Zero to rally support for a zero-carbon economy from businesses, cities, investors and other non-state actors. (Source: American Airlines, PR, AJOT, 16 July, 2021)Contact: American Airlines, www.headquarterscontacts.com/american-airlines; Science Based Targets, www.sciencebasedtargets.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Science Based Targets initiative , Carbon Emissions, GHG,
The fully operational project will result in a reduction of more than 61,000 tons of CO2 -- equivalent to removing 103,000 passenger cars removed from the roads or 146,000 acres of pine forest conserved every year over the project life. (Source: Ameresco, Website PR, 15 July, 2021)
Contact: Ameresco: Leila Dillon, 508.661.2264, www.ameresco.com;
Republic Services: Deirdre Edgar, 480.757.9770, www.republicservices.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Republic Services, Landfill Gas, RNG, Ameresco,
Fossil fuels currently provide the lowest cost pathway for producing hydrogen, according to cost data in a recent DOE Hydrogen Strategy Document. The U.S. will authorize new and advanced technologies capable of improving the performance, reliability, and flexibility of methods to produce, transport, store, and use hydrogen to enable the U.S. to extract the maximum economic value from fossil fuel energy resources. When coupled with carbon capture and storage (CCS) capabilities, low-cost hydrogen sourced from fossil energy feedstocks and processes will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of these processes and enable progress toward hydrogen production with net-zero carbon emissions.
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will manage the projects, which fall under the following areas: Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC) Technology Development for Hydrogen Production; Advanced CCUS Systems from Steam Methane Reforming Plants; Advanced CCUS Systems from Autothermal Methane Reforming Plants; and Hydrogen Combustion Systems for Gas Turbines.
The DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management funds R&D projects to reduce the risk and cost of advanced fossil energy technologies and further the sustainable use of fossil resources. (Source: NETL, DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, PR July, 2021) Contact: DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, www.energy.gov/fe/office-fossil-energy; National Energy Technology Laboratory, www.netl.doe.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, CCUS, Hydrogen, Fossil Fuel, Carbon Emissions,
Generate builds, owns, operates and finances sustainable infrastructure that delivers affordable and reliable resource solutions for companies, governments and communities. Over the last seven years, Generate has built a portfolio of about $2 billion in sustainable infrastructure assets across the energy, waste, water and transport markets, deploying proven solutions that can have an immediate impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving resource efficiency.
Generate offers sustainability project developers and technology companies a comprehensive and flexible range of financial and operational solutions, establishing itself as the only "one-stop-shop" for sustainable infrastructure pioneers. The asset base the company owns, operates and finances includes renewable power, community solar, energy efficiency, microgrids, energy storage, electric mobility, hydrogen, wastewater, and waste management.
(Source: Generate Capital, PR, 19 July, 2021) Contact: Generate Capital, Scott Jacobs, CEO, (415) 480-2914, www.generatecapital.com.
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Management, Energy Efficiency Sustainability.Microgrid,
The deal, to be completed by EQT Infrastructure Fund V, is expected to aid Covanta's expansion, including outside of the United States, according to separate statements.
Covanta is the world's leading waste-to-energy provider with more than 40 facilities in North America, Europe and the UK processing roughly 21 million tpy of waste from municipalities and businesses into renewable electricity to power over one million homes, according to the company.
(Source: Covanta, Website PR, 14 July, 2021) Contact: Covanta, EQT Group, www.eqtgroup.com; Covanta, 862-345-5000, www.covanta.com
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Residential and commercial buildings account for more than one-third of the climate-altering carbon pollution America releases each year, use about 40 pct of the nation's energy and waste more than $100 billion annually due to energy inefficiency, according to the DOE. To address energy waste and inefficiency the DOE Better Building Initiative "whole-building" solution calls for the following:
Started in 2011, the Better Buildings Initiative has partnered with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation's homes, commercial buildings, and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment upgrades and products and sharing successful best practices.
Better Buildings partners represent more than 30 of the country's Fortune 100 companies, 12 of the top 25 U.S. employers, 12 pct of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint, and 13 pct of total commercial building space, as well as 17 federal agencies, 8 national laboratories, and more than 80 states and local governments.
(Source: US DOE Building Technologies Office, PR, June, 2021) Contact: US DOE Building Technologies Office, 202-586-9127, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.energy.gov/eere/buildings
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Altus Power offers locally-sited solar generation, energy storage, and EV-charging stations across the U.S. and has since 2009 constructed or acquired more than 200 distributed generation solar facilities totaling more than 265 MW from Vermont to Hawaii and expects to end 2021 with a solar asset portfolio of more than 400MW.
Altus Power is currently wholly-owned by its management team and Blackstone Credit, and delivers savings and sustainability benefits to its rapidly growing pool of commercial, public sector, and community solar customers, according to the release. (Source: Altus Power Inc., Website PR, 12 July, 2021) Contact: Altus Power Inc., Gregg Felton, Co-CEO ,(203) 698 0090,
Fax: (203) 661 2797, Gregg.email@example.com, www.altuspower.com; CBRE Acquisition Holdings, www.cbreacquisitionholdings.com
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According to the release, the project represents an important part of building the capacity and infrastructure needed to successfully implement HB264/SB483 (Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion -- Food Residuals) which was passed into law in 2020. The bill will require businesses that generate two tons or more per week of excess food waste to separate and divert food residuals away from final disposal in landfills and incinerators beginning in January 2023.
(Source: Bioenergy Devco, PR, 12 July 2021) Contact: Bioenergy Devco, Shawn Kreloff, CEO, (443) 782-3427, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bioenergydevco.com
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The white paper is available om the company website .
(Source: FutureMetrics, Website, July, 2021) Contact: FutureMetrics, William Strauss, Pres., 207-824-6702 .
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Ardian SAS operates as a private equity firm and invests in transport, health care, life science, and technology sectors and is one of Europe's largest private equity funds with roughly $112 billion in assets. (Source: Ardian SAS, PR, BNN, 12 July, 2021) Contact: Ardian SAS, www.ardian.com
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The new manufactured home standards would cover: the building thermal envelope; air sealing; installation of insulation; duct sealing; HVAC; service hot water systems; mechanical ventilation fan efficacy; and heating and cooling equipment sizing.
Energy conservation portions of current manufactured housing regulations have not been adjusted since 1994. Roughly 7 million manufactured homes are in the U.S, Manufactured homes use 70 pct more energy per square foot than traditional "stick-built" homes, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
(Source: US DOE, ACEEE, 14 July, 2021) Contact: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, www2.aceee.org;
International Energy Conservation Code, www.iccsafe.org
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AceOn will work in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, DZP Technologies, a specialist battery materials development company, and Nigeria-based energy and power company Nevadic Limited to deliver the project.
AceOn Group specializes in the design and assembly of custom built battery packs and the distribution of industrial and consumer batteries to the UK and worldwide market. (Source: AceOn Group, PR, Shropshire Live, 13 July, 2021) Contact: AceOn Group , Mark Thompson, Managing Dir., + 44 (0) 1952 293 388, email@example.com,
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The new Index calculates the synthetic price of daily FFA time charter rates for both Capesize and Panamax vessels, which are adjusted for the cost of carbon. Price information is taken from the highly liquid EEX Dry Freight FFA market is then combined with EEX EUA Futures to create a daily "Zero Carbon FFA" rate which reflects a 100 pct carbon reduction.
(Source: European Energy Exchange, PR, Website, July, 2021) Contact: EEX, Steffen Koehler, COO, www.eex.com
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sonnen will be the exclusive hardware and software provider for the program, offering locally generated clean energy at a discounted rate to 200 homes in Westchester County, NY in an initial pilot phase. Sustainable Westchester, a non-profit administering Westchester Power Program and the largest community choice aggregator (CCA) in NY, will act as a premier partner for this project, working with sonnen and local solar contractors to build a dispatchable grid asset to provide resilient backup power, carbon-neutral living and generate revenue for participating in the New York energy market. (Source: sonnen, Pr, 14 July, 2021) Contact: sonnen, www.sonnenusa.com/en/NewYork
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Launching as a pilot in August, Project Carbon will act as a place where the four banks' corporate customers buy and sell carbon offsets with clear and consistent pricing and standards. More banks are expected to join at a later date. (Source: Finextra, 12 July, 2021)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Offset news, Carbon Market news,
"On a positive note, 98 pct of respondents said that their organisation is investing in decarbonisation initiatives for the 12 months ahead. But the professionals, broadly, seemed keen to invest in initiatives with a low upfront cost and with quick payback times, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The most popular move cited by respondents is joining the UN's Race to Zero Initiative. There was also strong support for making processes more efficient, procuring renewable electricity and investing in emissions management and tracking.
"Only one-third of respondents worked for organisations with sustainable sourcing strategies, with two-thirds saying they would only align their sourcing strategies with net-zero if there were cost benefits. Similarly, only 35 pct of respondents worked for organisations that have already appointed a head of sustainability or are planning to do so this financial year."
The survey also revealed a gap in knowledge among members of the C-suites themselves. 74 pct of the respondents admitted that they do not have a complete understanding of their company's absolute carbon footprint and the changes that will need to be made to reduce emissions. (Source: Vendigital, July, PR, 2021) Contact: Vendigital, www.vendigital.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Carbon Footprint,
Holden's two other solar arrays generate a total of 7 MW of power which, when added to the new array, will generate 11.5 MW -- sufficient power for all Holden homes and businesses.
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA),
Maine presently has roughly 246 MW of solar capacity , two-thirds of which has been installed since 2019. SEIA ranks Maine 21st in the nation for expected growth in solar over the next five years. (Source: Town of Holden, Bangor Daily News, 7 July, 2021)
Contact: Town of Holden , Benjamin Breadmore, Town Manager , www.holdenmaine.com; SEIA, www.seia.org
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Eos's manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh makes long-term energy storage Znyth® batteries that provide storage for renewable energy sources and can be used by utilities, industry and commercial businesses.
The Znyth® battery is designed to last at least 5,000 cycles, or approximately 15 years, and is safe even in extreme temperatures.
The Znyth® battery has a carbon payback time -- the time that it takes to offset GHG footprint -- that is twicew as fast as lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries and three times faster than sodium sulfur and vanadium redox, according to the company.
(Source: Eos Energy, PR, Pittsburgh Business Times, July, 2021)
Contact: Eos Energy, Joe Mastrangelo, CEO, www.eose.com; Koch Industries, Koch Investments, www.kochequity.com
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Through photosynthesis, microalgae use sunlight and CO2 from the atmosphere or from industrial processes to grow. When mature, they can be transformed into next-generation biofuels with low carbon intensity.
As part of the project, a test platform will be set up to compare different innovative systems for growing microalgae and identify the most efficient microalgae. .
(Source: TotalEnergies, PR, Website, 6 July, 2021) Contact: Veolia, www.veolia.com; TotalEnergies, www.totalenergies.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Veolia, TotalEnergies, Algae, Biofuel,
The transaction is subject to customary conditions and approvals and is expected to close in the second half of 2021.
Cypress Creek develops, owns, and operates projects across 25 states, with 1.6GW in operating assets and a proven track record, having commercialized 11GW since inception in 2014.
(Source: EQT Infrastructure, PR, 4 July, 2021) Contact: EQT Infrastructure, www.eqtgroup.com; Cypress Creek Renewable, Sarah Slusser, CEO, (310) 581-6299, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cypresscreekrenewables.com
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The GLIL investment will enable Flexion to construct and make operational an established UK pipeline of up to 300 MW of grid-connected battery storage systems within the next 24 months. Flexion aims to deliver 1 GW of operational storage systems within five years. (Source: GLIL Infrastructure, PR, 7 July, 2021)
Contact: Flexion Energy, Dan Taylor and Hassen Bali, co-founders , email@example.com, www.flexionenergy.com; GLIL Infrastructure, +44 0 161 235 0320, www.glil.co.uk
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Brightmark currently owns and operates 27 RNG projects in 8 states and will operate 6 RNG projects in Michigan upon completion of these 3 projects, which is expected in the first half of 2022. Of this portfolio of RNG projects, 17 are owned by subsidiaries of the joint venture with Chevron.
As previously reported in October 2020, Brightmark LLC and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. originally announced the formation of the Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC joint venture to own projects across the U.S. to produce and market dairy biomethane RNG.
Chevron purchases RNG produced from these projects and markets the volumes for use in compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled vehicles.
(Source: Brightmark, Website, PR, 2021) Contact: Brightmark, Bob Powell, CEO, Kavitha Ramakrishnan, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.brightmarkenergy.com; Chevron, www.chevron.com
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The meeting, which included representative from both agencies, discussed the findings and implications of two major recent IEA reports -- the IEA's Roadmap to Net Zero by 2050 and its special report on Financing Clean Energy Transitions in Emerging and Developing Economies. The discussions covered on a wide range of topics, including what the US can do to support international climate finance; the future of oil and gas investments on the path to a net-zero world; and how to mobilize financing to speed up the deployment of clean energy technologies.
Download the IEA Roadmap to Net Zero by 2050 HERE . (Source: IEA, PR, 5 July, 2021) Contact: IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., www.iea.org;
US Treasury Department, home.treasury.gov
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The project is funded through the original Agricultural Clean Technology Program, a $25-million, three-year (2018-2021) investment to support research, development and adoption of clean technologies.
The Government of Canada recently launched the new $165.7-million Agricultural Clean Technology Program, which provides farmers and agri-businesses with access to funding to help develop and adopt the latest clean technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their competitiveness.
With the funding, extractX completed the final stages of research and development for its proprietary, fully-automated extraction technology that uses ethanol, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to other processes widely used in the industry. As a mobile unit, extractX is able to bring environmentally-efficient processing facilities to producers across Canada and around the world. (Source: Canadian Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food , Mirage, July, 2021) Contact: extractX Inc.,
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Within two years, the university research team hopes to capture up to 25 tpd of carbon emissions from a power plant near the new city of Neom, The project will cost roughly $25 million.
The cryogenic technology was developed by Salt Lake Cit, Utah-based Sustainable Energy Solutions and may cost between $35 and $40 a ton on a large scale, according to the release.
The Saudi national oil company Aramco is presently capturing and sequestering 40 million standard cubic feet of CO2 a day and is also working on technology that captures carbon emissions from car exhausts and stores it until it can be offloaded at fuel stations. (Source: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Arab News, 1 July, 2021) Contact: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Prof. William Roberts, +966 12 808 0900, www,kaust.edu.sa; Sustainable Energy Solutions, www.sesinnovation.com; Saudi Aramco, Ahmad A. Al-Saadi, Senior VP, Technical Services, Amin H. Nasser, Acting Pres., CEO, +966 13 872 0115, email@example.com, www.saudiaramco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS, Aramco, Sustainable Energy Solutions,
Under the Paris Climate Accord, Russia, a major oil and gas producer, committed to cut its emissions to 70 pct of 1990 levels by 2030. (Source: Reuters, 2 July, 2021)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions, Russia Carbon Emissions, Paris Climate Agreement,
The energy efficient buildings financed by Fannie Mae in 2020 alone resulted in 1.7 billion btu in annual energy savings -- equivalent to the amount of energy used to power more than 12,000 US homes for one year. They also saved around 800 million gallons of water, and an estimated reduction of 106,000 metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas emissions, which is equivalent to removing roughly 23,000 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.
Fannie Mae is the largest global green bond issuer in the world over the past 10 years, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative, having issued over $88 billion in multi-family green mortgage-backed securities since the program began in 2012.
(Source: Fannie Mae, 2 July, 2021) Contact: Fannie Mae, Laurel Davis, Snr. VP, www.fanniemae.com
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Fu-Gen invests in greenfield and operating wind and solar projects wih a focus on investments where costs are at grid parity.
The company has in-house management and operations teams that bring local knowledge to its projects, according to the company website.
(Source: W3 Energy, Website PR, 29 June, 2021) Contact: W3 Energy, Par Dunder, CEO, +46 (0) 70-375 00 43,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.w3e.se; Fu-Gen AG,
Yaron Feingers, CEO, +41 44.586.1947,
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Work on the facility is expected to commence this September and reach completion in September, 2022.
(Source: Delta Biofuel Inc, 28 June, 2021) Contact: Tasso Renewable Energy , Delta Biofuels Inc., Philip Keating, CEO, www.rocketreach.co/philip-keating-email_6275220
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The offset projects selected include: protecting forests in Indonesia; supporting renewable solar energy projects in India ; and providing efficient, clean burning cook stoves for rural families in Nepal. The offsets will be provided via the BlueHalo digital solution, which has been developed by Australia-based Tasman Environmental Markets (TEM). This allows passengers to immediately calculate and offset the emissions associated with their journey.
As previously reported, the SIA has committed to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by: increased investments in new-generation aircraft; achieving higher operational efficiency; adopting low-carbon technology such as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), and sourcing high quality carbon offsets.
SIA is a participant in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
(Source: Singapore Airlines, Business Traveler, 27 June, 2021) Contact: Singapore Airlines, www.singaporeair.com
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To that end, the Clean Fuels Fund will provide the private sector with cost-shared, conditionally repayable funding to build new, or retrofit or expand existing, clean fuel production facilities in Canada. Funding program benefits will:
Breakthrough Energy Ventures, First Solar, and Hunt Energy Enterprises are the three top shareholders in CubicPV.
CubicPV reportedly plans establish a 2GW solar wafer and cell manufacturing unit with an investment of around $300-350 million under the Indian central government's production-linked incentive scheme.
While CubicPV will establish and control the wafer and cell manufacturing, the yet to be determined local partner would handle module assembly from the cells and marketing in India. CubicPV will utilise 1366's trademark Direct Wafer process to produce wafers directly from molten silicon instead of ingots.
(Source: 1366 Technologies, Hunt Perovskite Technologies, Hindu Busines Line, 28 June, 2021)
Contact: 1366 Technologies, Frank van Mierlo, CEO, Laureen Sanderson, (781) 861-1611 x2204, email@example.com, www.1366tech.com;
Hunt Perovskite Technologies, Scott Burton, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.huntperovskite.com
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The commitment by the IKEA and Rockefeller Foundations is the largest single philanthropic commitment ever on this issue.
Globally, nearly 760 million people lack access to electricity and 2.6 billion continue to cook with traditional fuels like wood that not only contribute to carbon emissions but also causes 4 million deaths each year from indoor smoke.
Rockfeller Foundation assets total roughly $4.1 billion with annual grants of roughly $175 million. In 2019 the Foundation provided $103.8 million for development, according to the OECD. in 2019.(Source: IKEA, Rockefeller Foundations, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Rockeffler Foundation, www.rockefellerfoundation.org; IKEA Foundation, www.ikeafoundation.org
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The Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report notes the Tahoe Region surpassed the initial target of 15 pct GHG emission reduction by 2020. From 2005 to 2018, overall GHG emissions in Tahoe declined 38.7 pct although emissions from 2015 to 2018 increased by 4 pct, primarily from the transportation sector. Over the full inventory period, natural gas became the top source of GHG emissions in the Tahoe Basin, largely due to the heat inefficiency of older homes and buildings.
Strategies to reach carbon neutrality in the region also support Lake Tahoe Regional Plan goals for mixed-use, environmentally beneficial redevelopment in town centers. (Source: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, PR, South Tahoe Now, 26 June, 2021) Contact:
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Joanne S. Marchetta, Exec. Dir., (775) 588-4547,
(775) 588-4527 fax, email@example.com, www.trpa.gov
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"Through Better Buildings, leading organizations across the U.S. are demonstrating their commitment to use energy more efficiently. In partnership with DOE, they are sharing the solutions needed to tackle our climate crisis, create jobs, and build healthy, safe, and thriving communities," according Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm.
The Altamont Winds Project, which is in final stages of commissioning, has a long-term PPA with East Bay Community Energy, a community choice aggregator (CCA). CCA allow residents, businesses, and municipalities to procure power from an alternative supplier, while still using the transmission and distribution services of their local electric utility provider.
With this acquisition, Greenbacker will own approximately 1.18 GW of generating capacity (including assets that are to be constructed), comprising 855.4 MW of utility-scale and distributed solar facilities, 300.1 MW of wind facilities, 16.0 MW of battery storage, and 12.0 MW of biomass facilities.
(Source: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Website PR, June, 2021) Contact: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Charles Wheeler, CEO,(646) 720-9463, generalenquires@greenbackerreneable energy.com, www.greenbackerrenewableenergy.com
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The legislation sets a goal for energy storage development of 300MW of installed capacity within Maine by the end of 2025 and 400MW by 31 December 2030 -- lower than existing targets and mandates adopted by most states. At the high end, Virginia has targeted 3.1GW by 2035 and New York 3GW by 2030.
The Governor's Energy Office will assess the state's energy storage market and review opportunities and challenges to reaching the state's goal and submit its findings to the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology by the beginning of March 2022.
Maine's independent administrator for energy efficiency and emissions reduction, the Efficiency Maine Trust, will also look at he state's energy storage options. (Source: Office of Maine Governor Janet Mills, 22 June, 2022)
Contact: Office of Maine Governor Janet Mills, 207-287-3531, www.maine.gov/governor/mills
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Over the last year, Enviva developed and deployed a Track and Trace standard enabling the company to engage a third-party auditor to verify and ensure the company has and will continue to follow T&T procedures and reporting accurately. The company is aiming for net zero in its operations by 2030. (Source: Enviva, PR, 23 June, 2021) Contact: Enviv, Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, (301) 657-5560, www.envivabiomass.com; ESG Investing Awards, +44 (0)1483 573 150, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.esginvesting.co.uk/esgreporting-awards-2021
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EnergyLink, which offers innovative turn-key financial modelling along with traditional performance-based contracts, is a National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) accredited Energy Efficiency Contractor (EEC) that designs, builds, and funds renewable energy and energy efficiency products for commercial businesses, public institutions, cities, municipalities, and nonprofits.
(Source: EnergyLink, PR, 24 June, 2021) Contact: EnergyLink, Matthew Frappier
Marketing Manager, 573-355-5380, email@example.com, www.goenergylink.com
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As previously reported, the companies joined forces in 2019 for the world's first commercial-scale production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based polyethylene.
LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is a multinational chemical company with U.S. operations headquarters in Houston, Texas, and offices in London, UK. The company is the largest licensor of polyethylene and polypropylene technologies, according to its website.
(Source: Neste, Zacks, Nasdaq, 21 June, 2021) Contact: LyondellBasell Industries, www.lyondellbasell.com; Neste Corp., Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com
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If passed into law, the regulation would have enabled ARENA to support:
energy efficiency projects, carbon capture technologies, blue hydrogen from gas using CCS, energy storage technologies to back up renewable energy and technologies that reduce emissions from aluminium and steel, and soil carbon.
(Source: ARENA, The Conversation, 22 June, 2021) Contact: ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arena.gov.au
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