TotalEnergies, the world's second largest privately owned LNG player, also produces biofuels, natural gas, green gases, renewables and electricity.
Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company with leadership positions in LNG, green and blue hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management, according to the company website. (Source: TotalEnergies, Website PR, 21 July, 2021) Contact:
TotalEnergies , Investor Relations: +44 (0)207 719 7962, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.totalenergies.com;
Technip Energie, Phil Lindsay, Vice-President Investor Relations, +44 203 429 3929,
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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,
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
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With the project, Nicor Gas hopes to determine how RNG could be efficiently integrated into its natural gas distribution system at large and fill out its offerings with cleaner, reliable fuel.
The project will be promoted with an investment cap of $16 million, setting a tariff for the distribution system to interconnect renewable fuel production systems, theoretically allowing Nicor to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its distribution system and create economic benefits for the region, including $78 million in total economic output over a project's 20-year lifespan -- the amount predicted for a single RNG project -- according to the release. (Source: Nicor Gas, PR, 19 July, 2021)
Contact: Nicor Gas, John Hudson III, Pres., CEO, www.nicorgas.com
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The city selected Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco to implement various energy savings measures and infrastructure improvements at 15 city facilities. The work included upgrades building envelopes, lighting and plumbing systems, HVAC systems at the City Hall and Center for Performing Arts, as well as the installation of Solar arrays at five city facilities.
Through the upgrades, the City is expected to realize a 6 pct reduction in annual energy consumption, an 11 pct reduction in electrical demand and a 21 pct reduction in total utility costs. (Source: Ameresco, PR, Website, 19 July, 2021)
Contact: City of Arvada, Kim Vagher, Facilities Mgr., (720) 898-7000, www. arvada.org; Ameresco, Leila Dillon, 508-661-2264, email@example.com, www.ameresco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco, Energy Efficiency, Energy Consumption,
Next47, a global venture capital firm backed by Siemens, led the investment on behalf of Siemens Smart Infrastructure, according to the release. Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Ventures is among the company's investors.
75F designs and manufactures IoT-based Building Management System that leverages IoT, cloud computing and machine learning for data-driven, proactive building intelligence and controls for efficient HVAC and lighting optimization. (Source: 75F, PR, July, 2021) Contact: 75F, Deepinder Singh, CEO, www.75f.io
More Low-Carbon Energy News 75F, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
The project will take place over the next four years, with a test platform to be set up at the La Mede biorefinery investigating the most effective means of growing microalgae. As the plant absorbs CO2 while it grows, it could prove a low-carbon fuel alternative.
TotalEnergies will bring its knowledge of biofuel production and expertise in carbon capture to the project while Veolia brings its history in water management which will be useful in developing the water-based microalgae.
(Source: TotalEnergies, Website PR, July, 2021)Contact: Veolia, www.veolia.com; TotalEnergies, www.totalenergies.com
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The installation will initially be a 0.5 MW solar system, which would make it the third largest in Wyoming, according to the release. The solar array will eventually be expanded to a total of 3 MW.
Creative Energies is designing and installing the array as well as making a $10,000 in-kind donation to the solar project which will serve as a state-of-the-art innovation hub to propel research, fund student scholarships and projects, and provide live data to help solar developers make equipment decisions for utility-scale solar installations, according to the release.
(Source: Creative Energies, 9H Research Foundation, PR, 15 July, 2021)
Contact: 9H Foundation , Gene Humphrey, CEO www.9henergy.com; Creative Energies , Scott Kane, 866.332.3410, info@CEsolar.com, www.cesolar.com
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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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The amendments support the Province's upcoming hydrogen strategy, which will include ambitious goals to increase the production and use of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen to help achieve climate targets under CleanBC.
The GGRR allows utilities like FortisBC Energy Inc. (FortisBC) and Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. to make time-limited investments, within spending and volumetric caps, to stimulate the domestic market for renewable gases and reduce GHG emissions. It also allows utilities to increase the amount of RNG, green and waste hydrogen, and other renewable energy they can acquire and make available to their customers by:
The changes to the GGRR will help to achieve CleanBC objectives, which commit to a 15 pct renewable gas content in the natural gas system by 2030.
Download the B.C. Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, HERE. (Source: Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, PR, July, 2021)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Province of British Columbia news, RNG news, Hydrogen news, GHG news,
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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The changes to the GGRR will help the province meet its CleanBC objectives and to increase the use of renewable natural gas in its system by 2030.
(Source: BC Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation, PR, July, 2021)
Contact: BC Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation, 604-660-2421, www2.gov.bc.ca
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The 2021 BTO Laboratory CRADA Call leveraged the expertise of the DOE national laboratories by funding collaborative projects that involve one or more national laboratories and non-lab partners. The awards will fund projects across six areas of interest.
"We cannot meet clean energy goals without addressing building technology. This investment will accelerate the commercialization of U.S. building technologies and create new, clean energy jobs for Americans in construction, skilled trades, and engineering professions," according to Erika Gupta, Acting Manager of the BTO Emerging Technologies Program.
Download details HERE. (Source: US DOE BTO, PR, 9 July, 2021)
Contact: DOE EERE, BTO Emerging Technologies Program, Erika Gupta, Acting Manager www.energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy
In achieving the cutback, LG Innotek proactively performed green management activities with the goal of 'zero environmental impact including introducing renewable energy and expanding the application of high-efficiency production facilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. LG Innotek also cut its consumption of water resources by 7 pct from the previous year through expanding investment in recycling and water management facilities, according to the report.
LG Innotek has an A- rating from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) on climate change for two consecutive years in 2019 and 2020 and on water security for four consecutive years between 2017 and 2020.
(Source: LG Innoteck, PR, 12 July, 2021) Contact: LG Innotech, www.lginnotek.com; Carbon Disclosure Project
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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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Of the total funding, the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is providing $36 million for 19 projects and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) is adding $16.5 million for 12 projects.
Download DOE Hydrogen Energy Earthshot details HERE.
( Source: US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, PR, 7 July, 2021) Contact: US DOE EERE, www.energy.gov/eere
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Under a previously announced 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Arizona Public Service Company (APS), the GE wind turbine equipped projects will provide a combined 200 MW of wind power to APS.
Leeward Renewable Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 21 renewable energy facilities across nine states totaling approximately 2,000 MW of generating capacity. Leeward is actively developing new wind, solar, and energy storage projects in energy markets across the U.S., with 17 GW under development spanning over 100 projects. Leeward is a portfolio company of OMERS Infrastructure, an investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, Website PR, July, 2021) Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy, Wind, GE Renewable Energy,
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,
From April to June 2021, customers ordered a total of 297 wind turbines for projects in nine countries. Europe accounted for about 54 pct of the order intake, and Latin America about 46 pct. The strongest individual markets in Europe were Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, with regard to Latin America two high-volume orders came from Brazil.
With 170 turbines and a total output of 969 MW, more than 63 pct of the firm new orders are accounted for by the latest N163/5.X turbine model of the Delta4000 series alone. For major projects in Brazil and Finland with a total of 958 MW.
(Source: Nordex, PR, 6 July, 2021)Contact: Nordex Group, Jose Luis Blanco, CEO, +49 (0)40 / 300 30 X 1116, www.nordex.com
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The wind farm incorporates of six General Electric GE 5.3 - 158 turbines totaling 31.8 MW and is expected to generate sufficient power for 30,000 average German households.
Since its founding, Energiekontor AG has invested more than €1.8 billion in 128 wind farms and 12 solar parks with more than 1 gigawatt total output. The company has offices in The company also has offices in England (Leeds), Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow), Portugal (Lisbon), USA (Houston/Texas and Rapid City/South Dakota) and France (Toulouse, Rouen). (Source: Energiekontor AG, PR, Yahoo Finance, 30 June, 2021)
Contact: Energiekontor, Peter Azabo, CEO,
Peter Alex, IR,
+49 421 3304-126, Peter.Alex@energiekontor.com, www.energiekontor.de
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SanteeCooper has executed purchase power agreements (PPAs) for approximately 27.5 pct of the output of projects to be developed by Silicon Ranch, Birdseye Renewable Energy, Ecoplexus, and Johnson Development Associates, as follows:
Although SanteeCooper and Central Electric Power Cooperative have contracted separately for their respective load share of each project, SanteeCooper will manage the projects as part of its combined power system.
This group of solar projects represents the first of three phases SanteeCooper is planning as it transforms its generating portfolio to a leaner, greener mix. Other phases, of another approximately 500 MW each, are scheduled for later in the 2020s and early 2030s, according to the release.
(Source: SanteeCooper, PR, 30 June, 2021) Contact: SanteeCooper, Mark Bonsall, CEO, www.santeecooper.com;
Johnson Development Associates, www.johnsondevelopment.net;
Birdseye Renewable Energy, www.birdseyeenergy.com; Central Electric Power Cooperative, www.cepci.org;
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Eurus Energy Group operates three other wind farms in South Korea, and with the Samsu Wind Power's commercial operation, totals 177MW capapcity. Combined with solar power generation, the total sum of Eurus Energy Group's capacity in South Korea now stands at 181MW.
South Korea is aiming to generate 20 pct of its electricity with renewable energy by 2030.
(Source: Eurus Energy Group, Website PR, 1 July, 2021) Contact: Eurus Energy Holdings, +81-3-5404-5300 / FAX: +81-3-5404-5301, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eurus-energy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Eurus Energy, Wind, South Korea,
Nordex has installed more than 33 GW of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets and in 2020 generated revenues of €4.6 billion. The company operates factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India and Mexico and is focused on onshore turbines in the 4 to 5.X MW class. (Source: Nordex, PR, Website, 25 June, 2021) Contact: Nordex, www.nordex-online.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex, Wind, Wind Turbine,
All three systems are expected to be delivered between June to December this year and installed at multiple locations and will use high-pressure natural gas. The dual-mode turbines will be operating in a standalone configuration, supplying all of the site's electrical demand.
Through its Energy as a Service (EaaS) business, Capstone offers rental solutions utilizing its microturbine energy systems and battery storage systems, comprehensive Factory Protection Plan (FPP) service contracts that guarantee life-cycle costs, as well as aftermarket parts. Energy Conversion Products are driven by the Company's microturbine energy systems offering scalable solutions in addition to a broad range of customer-tailored solutions, including hybrid energy systems and larger frame industrial turbines. The Energy Storage Products business line designs and installs microgrid storage systems creating customized solutions using a combination of battery technologies and monitoring software. Through Hydrogen Energy Solutions, Capstone Green Energy offers a variety of hydrogen products, including the Company's microturbine energy systems.
To date in 2021, Capstone has shipped more than 10,000 units to 83 countries and saved customers an estimated $217 million in annual energy costs and approximately 397,000 tons of carbon. Total savings over the last three years are estimated at 1,115,100 tons of carbon and $698 million in annual energy savings.
(Source: Capstone Green Energy, PR, 28 June, 2021) Contact: Capstone Green Energy Corp., Darren Jamison, CEO, www.CapstoneGreenEnergy.com
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Azelio's TES technology stores energy as heat in a phase change material (PCM) made of an aluminium alloy heated to 600 degrees C, which is then converted to electricity using a Stirling engine. Azelio claims the technology can enable 13 hours' duration of electricity storage as well as provide heat on demand, is effective in hot or cold climates and has an expected system lifetime of 30 years, according to the release. Azilio's patent portfolio includes specific components critical to the performance of the company's Stirling engine as well as details in the design and functioning of the energy storage. In total, Azelio has 13 approved patents, 15 patent applications pending and is preparing patent applications for further innovation
MMR Group is an instrumentation and electrical construction, maintenance, and technical services provider with a global footprint of projects completed in 36 countries.
(Source: Azelio, Website, PR, 28 June, 2021)
Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklind, CEO, +46 709 40 3580,
email@example.com , www.azelio.com; MMR Group,225-756-5090, www.mmrgrp.com
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The long-awaited national carbon market will put a price on carbon and set emission permits and quotas for energy-intensive industries, will initially cover more than 2,200 companies in China's power sector. When finally online, China's market will overtake the EU ETS to become the world's largest, covering 12 pct of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to the Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange.
The release noted, the biggest barrier for launching a national market lies in the establishment of a multi-dimensional and flexible trading mechanism "It is very difficult to set a unified cap on carbon emissions because CO2 emissions vary in different regions, as does demand for electricity. Some provinces' energy consumption tilts to hydropower, while others rely on coal and accordingly standards for carbon emissions set at the beginning might be relatively moderate and prudent to reduce the impact on the overall economy," according to the Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange.
Although China's total energy consumption is expected to be controlled within 6 billion tons of standard coal equivalent by 2030, government anticipates "moderate" carbon emissions growth, and the country's energy consumption from 2020 to 2030 should peak at 800 million tons of standard coal equivalent.
(Source: China Center for Energy Economics Research at Xiamen University, China National Development and Reform Commission, Global Times, 28 June, 2021) Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission,
China Center for Energy Economics Research, Xiamen University, www.energyxmu.edu.cn
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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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Of the total, 600 billion rupees will be directed to four "giga factories" to manufacture solar modules, hydrogen, fuel cells and to build a battery grid to store electricity. An additional 150 billion rupees will be invested in value chain and other partnerships.
Reliance Industries, which earns 60 pct of its $63 billion (2020) annual revenue from oil refining and petrochemicals, is a Fortune Global 500 company and India's most valuable company by market value.
(Source: Reliance Industries Ltd, 24 June, 2021) Contact: Reliance Industries Ltd., Mukesh Ambani, CEO, www.ril.com
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The IMF notes carbon pricing has a wide environmental and social aim of encouraging producers and companies to reduce their carbon footprint in a bid to combat climate change, which is linked to greenhouse gas emissions.
According to IMF, 80 pct of global emissions are currently un-priced and the average price for global emissions is only $3 a tonne. "As a knock-on effect, some countries and regions with high or rising carbon prices are considering placing charges on the carbon content of imports from places without similar schemes," the IMF said. But the IMF notes that the "charges on carbon content are insufficient instruments (to fight climate change) as carbon embodied in trade flows is typically less than 10 pct of a countries' total emissions."
According to the IMF, a minimum carbon price "is an efficient, concrete, and easily understood policy instrument. Simultaneous action among large emitters to scale up carbon pricing would deliver collective action against climate change while decisively addressing competitiveness concerns. The focus on a minimum carbon price parallels the current discussion on a minimum for the tax rate in international corporate taxation."
(Source: IMF, Daily Maverick 168, 24 June, 2021) Contact: IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, Dir., www.imf.org
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NeXtWind plans to rejuvenate the sites with new, more efficient technology, almost tripling the annual output to roughly 300 gigawatt-hours a year from just above 100GWh. The company is now working with its local partners to bring its first projects to fruition, with lifetime extension and repowering work across all three sites due for completion between 2024 and 2026.
According to the company website, Nextwind has experience with technology development, prototyping, type certification, series manufacture, and field fleet support of a wide range of wind turbine technologies. Nextwind projects have included geared and direct drive, on-shore and off-shore, distributed and integrated drive-trains.
(Source: NeXtWind, PR, renews, June, 2021) Contact: NeXtWind, Lars Meyer, CIO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nwxtwindinc.com
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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 new Action Plan builds on the World Bank Group's achievements under its first Climate Change Action Plan which delivered over $83 billion in climate finance over five years, including a record $21.4 billion in 2020.
Download Climate Action Plan details HERE.
(Source: World Bank, PR 25 June, 2021) Contact: World Bank, Ferzina Banaji, (202) 372-5885, email@example.com, www.worldbank.org/climate,
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When operational in 2022, the facility will avoid more than 400,000 metric tpy of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to removing more than 95,000 vehicles from the road or equal to the carbon sequestered by almost 450,000 trees annually.
ACCIONA also owns and operates three wind farms, totaling more than 400MW of capacity, in Texas. Nationwide, the company operates over 1GWW of wind energy well as the 64MW Nevada Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) facility and plans to add more than 1.2GW MW of solar photovoltaic energy in the U.S. by the end of 2023.
(Source: ACCIONA, Website PR, 24 June, 2021) Contact: ACCIONA, Joaquin Castillo, CEO-US, www.acciona.com
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"At its annual shareholders meeting, Clean Energy introduced a new company logo, a cornerstone of an entirely new brand identity that aligns with its growing commitment to expand its renewable fuel solution. This includes investing in the development of RNG from dairies and other agricultural facilities both independently and with partners TotalEnergies and BP.
"Currently, RNG represents 70 pct of the fuel sold at Clean Energy's nationwide network of stations, and the company is on a track to provide the fuel at all its stations by 2025, meeting one of its own sustainability goals." (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, Website PR, 14 June, 2021) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Andrew J. Littlefair, Pres., CEO, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cleanenergyfuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., RNG,
The installation, which includes four "second-life" lithium-ion, electric vehicle batteries totaling 130kWh capacity, will store solar energy obtained from the plant to later inject it into the grid. The project concludes with a comparative analysis to verify the equal performance of recycled batteries against first use batteries.
ACCIONA will operate the system from its Renewable Energy Control Center (CECOER) with its global energy management platform GEMS, which enables optimized management, real-time monitoring and analysis of parameters.
The storage plant is part of the experimental facilities of Montes del Cierzo in Tudela and is the result of a joint project with startup BeePlanet within ACCIONA's open innovation program, I'mnovation. BeePlanet, together with ACCIONA, is part of the Government of Navarre-backed GERA project specializing in energy storage systems. (Source: ACCIONA, Website PR, June, 2021) Contact: ACCIONA, Belen Linares, Director of Energy Innovation, +34 91 663 2850, www.acciona.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-Ion, ACCIONA, Battery, Energy STorage,
With a pipeline of around 11 GWh of battery storage projects across the U.S., of which 2.3 GWh are in late-stage development, Recurrent Energy has been actively developing both PV solar plus energy storage and standalone storage projects since 2014. In collaboration with Recurrent Energy's project development team, Canadian Solar's majority-owned CSI solar subsidiary delivers competitive, highly bankable and fully-integrated battery storage solutions to support the recent acceleration in demand. Canadian Solar's global project development business -- Global Energy Group -- continues to expand and focus on energy storage, with a combined total pipeline of more than 5,328 MW / 16,875 MWh, according to the release.
(Source: Recurrent Energy, PR, 22 June, 2021)
Contact: Canadian Solar Inc. , Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, email@example.com, www.canadiansolar.com; Recurrent Energy, www.recurrentenergy.com
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This Spanish acquisition brings Lightsource bp's Spanish project development pipeline to over 3GW, which has been mainly established this year through co-development partnerships with RIC Energy and Iberia Solar.
(Source: lightsource bp, Website PR, 18 June, 2021) Contact: LIghtsource bp, www.lightsourcebp.com/es; Grupo Jorge, +34 976 51 40 29, www.jorgesi.com
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The deal is co-sponsored by existing bank client CRF Hydro Power and the large corporate group Turner & Co which, together, through the newly formed joint venture Foster Turner Hydro, are providing an undisclosed level of equity. The deal also develops Virgin Money's existing portfolio of sustainable lending and represents another step in its pledge to halve the carbon impact of its loan book by 2030.
CRF Hydropower owns and operates 11 hydro schemes with a combined capacity in excess of 7.7MW. FosterTurner Hydro owns 100 pct of the share capital of Scottish Hydro Investments, which in turn own the equity of Hydro Energy Trading and Green Energy Trading, which own and operate the Munergie and Glenbuck hydro electric schemes. (Source: Scottish Hydro Investment, insider.co.uk, 21 June, 2021)
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EIA data shows that biofuels, including fuel ethanol, biodiesel and other renewable fuels, accounted for approximately 17 percent of U.S. renewable energy consumption in 2020, despite an 11 percent drop in biofuel consumption caused by market factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wood and waste energy, wood pellets, and biomass waste from landfills accounted for about 22 pct of U.S. renewable energy consumption in 2019.
(Source: U.S. EIA, Monthly Energy Review, 16 June, 2021) Contact: IS EIA, www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=48396, www.eia.gov
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Demand for nature-based carbon credits, such as those from forest conservation and reforestation programs, or wetlands and grasslands restoration projects, has been growing in recent years. Verra, one of the main standard-setting bodies for voluntary carbon markets, reported that nature-based solutions represented 68 pct of its total issuances in Q1 of this year, compared with 38 pct in 2016.
In 2019, the supply of nature-based projects fell but demand remained strong, resulting in a 30 pct price surge across voluntary markets. That same year, nature-based offsets were three times pricier, on average, than renewable energy ones, data from Ecosystem Marketplace showed. (Source: Ecosystem Marketplace ,Mongabay, 16 June, 2021) Contact: Ecosystem Marketplace, www.ecosystemmarketplace.com
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The Port of Los Angeles has also launched a 12-month, $82.5 million Shore-to-Store (S2S) project with public and private sector partners demonstrating zero-emission Class 8 trucks in a heavy-duty setting. The S2S project is one of 16 demonstrations underway at the port to accelerate near-zero and zero-emissions solutions for moving cargo.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is supporting S2S with a matching grant of $41.1 million. Project partners, who include Toyota and Shell, are contributing the remaining $41.4 million in financial and in-kind support. Air Liquide is the main hydrogen fuel supplier.
(Source: Port of Los Angeles, Fenix Marine Services, Splash247, 15 June,, 2021) Contact: Fenix Marine Services, Sean Pierce, President and CEO , 310-548-8700, www.fenixmarineservices.com; Port of Los Angeles, www.portof losangeles.org
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The fund is the first infrastructure equity fund that received a Second Party Opinion from Sustainalytics, a provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research, ratings and analysis. Prime Capital "identifies and secures attractive opportunities at an early stage, optimizing all technical and commercial aspects of the projects, including financing and power purchase agreements," according to the company.
According to Sustainalytics, the fund aligns with its principles for green and responsible investments and "creates significant positive impact" with respect to the EU's climate change mitigation target. (Source: Prime Capital, PR, 15 June, 2021)
Contact:Prime Capital, Mathias Bimberg, 1300 766 075, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.primecapital.com, www. primecapital-ag.com/product/prime-green-energy-infrastructure-fund-s-a/?lang=en
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The IPO supports the company's plan to construct roughly 25 new power projects by 2028 and to grow an existing portfolio of 10 biogas plants operated on behalf of investment entities backed by Aviva and JLEN Environmental Assets Group.
The growth strategy includes carbon-capture and storage (CCS) "bolt-on" projects which further boost the environmental credentials for the soon-to-be-listed share.
Future Biogas is teamed up with the Northern Lights Project -- a venture by a number of oil and gas firms with a presence in the North Sea. Carbon captured by Future Biogas will be supplied to Northern Lights for permanent storage underground, beneath the North Sea. The Northern Lights venture partners include Royal Dutch Shell, Total and Equinor.
Future Biogas will generate carbon offsets for its part in the venture, and it intends to sell them to corporate buyers. (Source: Future Biogas Ltd., PR, Investor, 15 June, 2021) Contact: Future Biogas Ltd., Philipp Lukas, CEO, +44 1483 375920, www.futurebiogas.com
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The $250 million project is being developed by NYC-based Garrison Architects and will provide 242 units across 450,000 square feet. The project has received a Buildings of Excellence award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and a portion of $13 million in funding set aside for low- or zero-carbon multi-family buildings. The buildings sustainability features include:
The list ranked metropolitan areas in three categories -- the Top 25 Big Cities, Top Mid-Sized Cities and Top Small Cities.
To earn an Energy Star certification, buildings must be independently verified to be more energy efficient than 75 pct of similar buildings nationwide. On average, Energy Star certified buildings use 35 pct less energy than typical buildings and are responsible for 35 pct fewer greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: EPA, Wheeling News Register, 16 June, 2021) (Contact: DOE ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
DOE Energy Star
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The agreement involves the joint development of onboard carbon capture solutions for ships using the Cryogenic Carbon Capture™ (CCC) technology developed by Sustainable Energy Solutions (SES) which was acquired by Chart in December 2020. The SES patented technology, which utilizes Chart's expertise in cryogenic equipment and systems, will separate the CO2 from the ships' exhaust gases, resulting in a high purity liquid CO2 product that is stored onboard in cryogenic storage tanks to be either permanently stored in underground geological formations or be used in CO2 -- consuming industries.
When fully developed, the carbon capture solution will be available as a key element in the TECO 2030 Future Funnel, an exhaust gas cleaning system for ships. TECO 2030 is also developing hydrogen fuel cells for the maritime industry. These will enable ships to switch from fossil fuels to green hydrogen produced by renewable energy and thereby emissions-free.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) aims to reduce carbon intensity in international shipping by 40 pct by 2030, and to cut the total annual greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by at least 50 pct by 2050 compared to 2008.
(Source: Chart Industries, PR, 14 June, 2021)
Contact: Chart Industries, Wade Suki, CFA, Inv. Rel.,
832-524-7489, email@example.com, www.chartindustries.com;
TECO 2030, Stian Aakre, CEO, +47 907 08 440, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.teco2030.no
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The VOLCAN (VOL avec Carburants Alternatifs Nouveaux) project is the first time in-flight emissions will be measured using 100 pct SAF in a single-aisle aircraft.
For the tests, Airbus is responsible for characterizing and analyzing the impact of 100 pct SAF on-ground and in-flight emissions using an A320neo test aircraft powered by a CFM LEAP-1A engine. Safran will focus on compatibility studies related to the fuel system and engine adaptation while
Onera will support Airbus and Safran in analyzing the compatibility of the fuel with aircraft systems and will prepare, analyze and interpret test results to determine the impact of 100 pct SAF on emissions and contrail formation. Dassault Aviation will contribute to the material and equipment compatibility studies and verify 100 pct SAF bio-contamination susceptibility.
The various SAFs used for the VOLCAN project will be provided by Paris-based TotalEnergies.
(Source: Airbus, TradeArabia News , 12 June, 2021) Contact: Airbus, www.airbus.com; TotalEnergies, www.totalenergies.com
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MPC Caribbean partnered with Ansa McAL of Trinidad & Tobago and two other unnamed investors from Dominican Republic and Canada on the Monte Plata acquisition. The price paid to the seller of the plant, United Renewable Energy Company Limited of Taiwan, was also not disclosed.
Monte Plata currently sells its 33.4 MW total capacity to the state-owned Dominican Corporation of State Electrical Companies under a 20-year PPA.
MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund holds operational solar and wind assets in Jamaica, Costa Rica, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. (Source: MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Ltd., Website PR, June, 2021)
Contact: MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Ltd., email@example.com, www.mpc-cleanenergy.com
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Under the agreement, IRENA and the MEME Morocco will work together to develop technology and market outlook studies, craft public-private models of cooperation in the hydrogen space, explore the development of new hydrogen value chains and lay the groundwork for the trading of green hydrogen at a national and regional level. The two parties will also conduct joint analyses to explore the socio-economic benefits of renewables, emphasising the development of new value chains, job creation at the national level and lessons learned to the broader region.
At the end of 2020, the Kingdom of Morocco had a total installed renewable energy capacity of almost 3.5 GW, according to IRENA. (Source: IRENA, PR, 14 June, 2021) Contact: IRENA, +971 241 79000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.irena.org
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