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UK Targets 40GW of Offshore Wind by 2030 (Int'l. Report)
UK Wind
Date: 2021-05-07
As previously reported, in October 2020, the UK government announced plans to increase offshore wind capacity from 30GW to 40GW by 2030 as part of a larger plan aimed at reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, in keeping with the Paris Climate Agreement.

According to Oxford-based independent energy market analytics company Aurora Energy Research, reaching 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 will require a clear government strategy, an investment of at least £50 billion ($69.34 billion) and a methodical approach for grid development and advanced infrastructure for integrating the electricity generated by offshore wind farms into the electricity grid. An investment of £160 million ($221.91 million) will also be need to upgrade the country's ports and factories to boost turbine production. (Source: Aurora Energy Research, Various Media, Power Technology, May, 2021) Contact: Aurora, Martin Anderson, Head of Renewables, +44 (0) 1865 952 700, contact@auroraer.com, www.auroraer.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aurora Energy Research,  UK Offshore Wind,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


ACWA Power to Construct 1.5GW Uzbekistan Wind Park (Int'l.)
ACWA Power
Date: 2021-05-07
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power is reporting an agreement agreement to construct a 1500 MW wind project in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan.

When fully operational, the project will be the largest wind farm in the Central Asian region and one of the largest onshore wind farms in the world, according to the ACWA release. (Source: ACWA Power, renews, 4 May., 2021 Contact: ACWA Energy, Paddy Padmanathan, CEO, +966 11 2835555, +966 11 2835500 - fax., twitter.com/acwapower, www,acwapower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ACWA Power ,  Wind,  


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, www.lspower.com; Endurant Energy, (630) 323-5254.

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


250 MW French Offshore Wind Farm Tendered (Int'l. Report)
France Offshore Wind
Date: 2021-05-05
The French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) -- the independent administrative body in charge of regulating the French electricity and gas markets -- reports a tender launch for construction of a 230-270 MW wind farm at a yet to be identified exact location off the coast of Brittany, northwest France. The government will subsidise any difference between the wholesale power price and the winning company or consortium's bid.

Bids for the project are due by 1 July at 12:00 CET. A shortlist of bidders will be determined in September and a final selection announced in February 2022.

As previously reported, France's first offshore wind farm, off the coast of Saint-Nazaire (486 MW) is due to come on line in 2022 followed by six additional projects totaling 3.5 GW capacity. France is aiming to have installed capacity of 2.4 GW by 2023 increasing to 5.2-6.2 GW by 2028. (Source: CRE, Website PR, Montel, 3 Apr., 2021) Contact: CRE, www.cre.fr/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  France Offshore Wind,  


So Energy Inks £20Mn UK Wind PPA (Int'l. Report)
So Energy,Ventient Energy
Date: 2021-05-05
In the UK, renewable energy electricity supplier So Energy is reporting a roughly £20 million PPA for output from the A'Chruach wind farm in Argyll, Western Scotland and the Sisters wind farm in Northumberland. Both wind farms are owned by Edinburgh-based Ventient Energy, one of Europe's largest independent generators of onshore wind energy.

Power from the two wind farms will supply sufficient electricity for roughly 15 pct of So Energy's 250,000 customers. (Source: So Energy, PR, renews, 4 May, 2021) Contact: So Energy , www.soenergy.com; Ventient Energy, +44 131 243 1380, www.ventientenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ventient Energy,  


465-MW Badger State Solar+Storage Project Announced (Ind. Report)

Date: 2021-05-05
In Milwaukee, We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service, the largest utilities in WEC Energy Group, are proposing to purchase the Koshkonong Solar Energy Center, a planned 465-MW solar and battery storage project in south-central Wisconsin. If approved, the project would be the largest renewable energy project in the state.

The Koshkonong Solar Energy Center would feature 300 MW of solar generation and 165 MW of battery storage. The total investment is expected to be $649 million. WPS would own 90 pct of the project with Madison Gas and Electric holding the remaining 10 pct. If approved, construction is expected to begin in late 2022 for commercial operation in 2024. Koshkonong is part of WEC Energy Group's plan to invest nearly $2 billion in new solar, wind and battery storage projects at its utilities by 2025.

This is the third large-scale solar and battery project announced in 2021 by We Energies and WPS. Earlier this year, the companies announced plans for the 325-MW Darien Solar Energy Center and 310-MW Paris Solar-Battery Park. (Source: WEC Energy Group, PR, Website , 30 Apr., 2021) Contact: WEC Energy Group , Tom Metcalfe, Pres., www.wecenergygroup.com


Tata Power Reportedly Considering Renewable Energy IPO (Int'l.)
Tata Power
Date: 2021-05-03
In Mumbai, India's largest integrated power company, Tata Power, controlled by Tata Group, is reportedly considering an IPO that could raise roughly $473 million before the year end.

Tata, including subsidiaries and joint entities has 12.8 GW capacity, 30 pct of which is from solar and wind energy. (Source: Tata, Business Standard, 30 Apr., 2021) Contact: Tata Power, TP Renewable Microgrid, www.tatapower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tata Power,  Renewable Energy,  


Revolution Wind Offshore Project Awaits BOEM Review (Ind. Report)
Revolution Wind, BOEM
Date: 2021-05-03
Orsted and Eversource-owned Revolution Wind's planned offshore wind farm 12 miles southwest of the Martha's Vineyard, is headed into its BOEM environmental impact statement (EIS) phase.

If approved by BOEM, Revolution Wind would be allowed to construct and operate a 100-turbine, 880-MW wind energy facility offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts and deliver energy to Connecticut and Rhode. (Source: BOEM, MV Times, 30 Apr., 2021) Contact: Revolution Wind, www.revolution-wind.com; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News BOEM,  Revolution Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Peel Cubico Renewables JV to Develop UK Wind, Solar (Int'l.)
Peel Cubico Renewables
Date: 2021-05-03
In the UK, London-headquartered Cubico Sustainable Investments reports it has partnered with natural resources and energy business Peel NRE to created a joint venture (JV), Peel Cubico Renewables to develop more than 500 MW of onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the UK over the next 5-10 years. All electricity generated by the wind and solar projects will either flow to the grid or directly to end-users.

Cubico Sustainable Investments is a global renewable energy investor with more than 4GW of energy capacity across 12 countries in Europe, the Americas and Oceania. (Source: Cubico Sustainable Investments, PR, Website, Power Technology, 30 Apr., 2021) Contact: Cubic Sustainable Investments, Matt Boss, www.cubicoinvest.com; Peel NRE, Rob Tate, Dir. Dev., www.peellandp.co.ok

More Low-Carbon Energy News Peel Cubico Renewables,  Wind,  Solar,  


Cat Creek Taps Voith for Renewable Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
Voith
Date: 2021-05-03
Voith Hydro North America reports it has been selected to design, manufacture and install 720 MW of ternary pumped energy storage equipment for the planned Cat Creek Energy and Water (CCEW) Project in Elmore County, Idaho.

The overall project, which includes wind and solar generation parks, the pumped storage plant and associated electrical transmission facilities and structures, and a very large upper reservoir, will provide more than $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing and construction jobs over the next six years and offset more than 2.7 million metric tpy of CO2 emissions .

The CCEW project also addresses many national and regional issues including the transition to renewable energy and the mitigation of long-term effects of climate change. (Source: Voith, PR, 29 Apr., 2021) Contact: Voith Hydro North America, Stanley J. Kocon, Pres., COO, www.voith.com/us-en/about-us/locations-in-the-united-states/u-s-hydro-locations.html, Voith GmbH, www.voith.com; Cat Creek Energy, www.catcreek-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Voith,  Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  


DOE Invests $3Mn for Carbon Use, Rare Earths Research (Funding)
University of Wyoming
Date: 2021-05-03
In Laramie, the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) reports it will receive nearly $3 million from the U.S. DOE for research focused on "expanding and transforming the use of coal to produce coal-based products using carbon ore, rare earth elements (REE) and critical minerals."

The funds will cover research in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana and the Greater Green River and Wind River basins of Wyoming and Colorado.

The production of rare earth elements and critical minerals is "vital for use in electronics, magnets, batteries, phosphors for lighting with applications in national security and clean energy production -- including the manufacturing of wind turbines", the release notes. The feasibility of recovering REEs from coal-based resources has been expanded through efforts led by the DOE and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, UW added. (Source: University of Wyoming, PR, May, 2021) Contact: Wyoming School of Energy Resources Center for Economic Geology Research Scott Quillinan, Dir, 307 766-6697, www.uwyo.edu/cegr

More Low-Carbon Energy News University of Wyoming,  Carbon,  


Tucson Electric Turning to Renewable Energy (Ind. Report)
Tucson Electric Power
Date: 2021-05-03
In Arizona, Tucson Electric Power Co. reports it plans to "flip the switch" on its 100-MW Wilmot Solar Energy Center which was built and owned by NextEra Energy. The facility includes 30MW of linked battery storage.

The utility's largest renewable energy resource, the 250MW Oso Grande Wind Project in New Mexico is also expected to come online soon. With both the Wilmot solar and Oso Grande wind projects online, TEP will have 628 MW of large-scale wind and solar resources.

TEP aims to generate 70 pct of its power from renewables and cut its carbon emissions by 80 pct by 2035. The Arizona Corporation Commission is aiming for state-regulated utilities to source 100 pct of their energy from carbon-free sources by 2050. (Source: Tucson Electric Power, PR, 2 May, 2021) Contact: Tucson Electric Power, Susan Gray, Pres., CEO, Joseph Barrios, (520) 884-3725, jbarrios@tep.com, www.tep.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tucson Electric Power,  Renewable Energy,  


Orsted's Gode 3 Offshore Wind Wins Planning Approval (Int'l.)
Orsted
Date: 2021-04-30
Danish offshore wind energy giant Orsted reports the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has granted planning approval for the 242-MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm about 32 kilometers from the island of Norderney in the German North Sea. The project has now secured all necessary approvals and is expected to begin commercial operation in 2024.

Gode Wind 3 will have a total of 242 MW of export capacity and incorporate 23 Siemens Gamesa turbines with a nominal output of 11 MW and a rotor diameter of 200 metres. (Source: Orsted, PR, 27 Apr., 2021) Contact: Orsted, Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, +45 99 55 79 96, alban@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


Prime Super Snares Victorian Wind Farm (M&A, Int'l. Report)
Prime Super
Date: 2021-04-30
In the Land Down Under, independent profit-to-members superannuation fund Prime Super has boosted its investment in renewable infrastructure with the purchase of the 19.5-mw Mortons Lane Wind Farm in Woodhouse, Victoria, from Hong Kong-headquartered holding company CGN New Energy.

Mortons Lane Wind Farm incorporates 13 Goldwind GW82/1500 wind turbines and generates sufficient power for more than 4,000 homes while reducing up to 40,000 tpy of CO2 emissions. (Source: Prime Super, PR, Inv. Daily, 29 Apr., 2021) Contact: Prime Super, 1800 675 839, www.primesuper.com.au; Mortons Lane Windfarm, www.mortonslanewindfarm.com.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Australia Wind,  


TOTAL Takes Stake in Taiwan Offshore Wind Project (Int'l., M&A)
TOTAL,Yunlin Holding GmbH
Date: 2021-04-30
TOTAL is reporting an agreement Bremen, Germany-based wpd WG to acquire a 23 pct interest in Yunlin Holding GmbH, the owner of the 80-turbine Yunlin offshore wind farm roughly 200 km located off the coast of Taiwan.

The 640 MW Yunlin Offshore Wind farm , the region's largest, incorporates 80 Siemens Gamesa turbines and benefits from a 20-year guaranteed-price PPA with the state-owned company Taipower. (Source: Total, PR, Yahoo, 29 Apr., 2021) Contact: TOTAL, www.total.com; wpd AG, www.wpd.de; Taiwan Power Company, www.taipower.com.tw

More Low-Carbon Energy News Taipower,  wpd AG,  Yunlin Holding GmbH,  TOTAL,  Offshore Wind,  


Boralex Supplying Wind Power to French Data Centers (Int'l.)
Boralex, IBM
Date: 2021-04-30
Montreal-based renewable energy specialist Boralex Inc. is reporting a 5-year PPA under which it will supply IBM's data centers in France with renewable electricity equivalent to 55 pct of the IBM's annual consumption.

The power will be sourced from Boralex's wind asset portfolio, specifically from assets whose contracts with EDF will have expired. Boralex is the largest independent producer of onshore wind power in France, (Source: Boralex, PR, 29 Apr., 2021)Contact: Boralex, Patrick Lemaire, Pres., CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Boralex,  Wind,  


Scout Clean Energy Credit Facility to Back Expansion (Ind. Report)
Scout Clean Energy
Date: 2021-04-28
Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator Scout Clean Energy is reporting receipt of a $50-million letter of credit facility. KeyBanc Capital Markets served as coordinating lead arranger, while Rabobank and Wells Fargo acted as joint lead arrangers to support expansion.

Scout will use the facility primarily to provide letters of credit to support current and upcoming security requirements related to new project interconnections and power purchase agreements (PPAs) for its renewables pipeline.

The company has over 4 GW of onshore wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage projects in its 13-state pipeline and 843 MW of onshore wind farms in operation. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR, Website, 26 Apr., 2021)Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, michael@scoutcleanenergy.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Scout Clean Energy ,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  


RWE, Shell Partner on Offshore Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
RWE, Royal Dutch Shell
Date: 2021-04-28
RWE AG oil group Royal Dutch Shell Plc, German natural gas grid operator Gascade Gastransport GmbH and Netherlands-based gas network company Gasunie are reporting a letter of intent intent to collaborate on the development of AquaDuctus, the first German offshore hydrogen pipeline.

The project is is part of the AquaVentus venture, which envisages the installation of 10 GW of electrolysis capacity in the North Sea by 2035, the German energy group said today. The AquaVentus electrolysers will generate green hydrogen from offshore wind, with the island of Helgoland serving as the main hub. The green hydrogen will be transported to the continent via the AquaDuctus pipeline, which will be able to carry up to one million tonnes of hydrogen a year from 2035. The first step in the initiative will be the completion of a detailed feasibility study, according to the announcement. (Source: RWE, PR, Renewables, 26 Apr., 2021) Contact: RWE, www.rwe.com; www.shell.com/newenergies; Gascade Gastransport GmbH, www.gascade.de/en; Gasunie, www.gasunie.nl/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE,  Royal Dutch Shell,  Hydrogen,  


£50Mn UK Energy Efficient Housing Project Lauded (Int'l.)
Active Building Centre
Date: 2021-04-28
In Swansea, Wales, the Active Building Centre reports it is advising and working with the Nationwide Building Society to help create one of the UK's largest energy-efficient housing developments in Swindon. The £50 million project will construct 239 homes to EPC-A energy efficiency, the highest new home environmental rating in the UK.

The new properties will all be equipped with: air source heat pumps rather than gas boilers; photovoltaic solar panels; electric vehicle charging points; individual building battery energy storage units; and other energy efficient features. The first units will go on the market in 2022. (Source: Active Building Centre, PR, 27 Apr., 2021) Contact: Active Building Centre, Ron Cowley, CEO, info@activebuildingcentre.com, www.activebuildingcentre.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


Duke Energy Plans to Triple Renewable Energy by 2030 (Ind. Report)
Duke Energy
Date: 2021-04-28
In its just released 15th Sustainablilty Report, Charlotte, North Calolina-headquartered Duke Energy notes it plans to triple the amount of renewable energy it produces from company power plants and dramatically reduce carbon emissions by 2030.

Currently, 7 pct of Duke Energy's company-owned electrical output comes from wind, solar and hydroelectric plants. That figure is projected to grow to 23 pct by 2030. The company is also undertaking its aggressive renewable energy build-outs with wind and solar projects currently under construction in Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. Over the next three years, Duke will also add 280 mw of pumped storage hydro capacity at its Bad Creek facility in South Carolina.

The company is also overseeing the largest coal retirement in the industry and since 2010 has retired 51 coal-fired units and is aiming to cut carbon emissions 50 pct by 2030 to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To that end, the company is on track to operate or purchase 16,000 mw of renewable energy capacity by 2025 and is investing in major electric grid upgrades, expanded battery storage, and exploring zero-emitting power generation technologies such as hydrogen and advanced nuclear, according to the release.

Duke Energy also announced Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a new comprehensive brand for its non-regulated commercial renewables business. The brand unifies products and services offered by several Duke Energy subsidiaries, including Duke Energy Renewables, REC Solar and Duke Energy One. (Source: Duke Energy, PR, 28 Apr., 2021) Contact: Duke Energy, Katherine Neebe, VP National engagement & Strategy, Chief Sustainability Officer, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, www.duke-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy,  Renewable Energy Carbon Emissions,  Net-Zero Emissions,  


China's 2021 Renewables Capacity to Surpass Coal (Int'l. Report)
China Electricity Council
Date: 2021-04-26
The China Electricity Council (CEC), a non-profit trade association representing China's power groups, is reporting China's installed capacity of producing non-fossil energy will surpass that of coal-fired power generation at about 1.12 billion kilowatts in 2021, accounting for 47.3 percent of the total capacity.

According the CEC, China's major power companies invested roughly $20.6 billion in increased power generation capacity in Q1, 91 pct of which went to non-fossil fuel power generation. The CEC noted that China's newly installed power generation capacity will reach around 180 million kilowatts in 2021, of which about 140 million kilowatts of non-fossil energy power generation capacity will be put into operation.

China's installed capacity of coal power generation stood at 1.09 billion kilowatts at the end of March. The proportion of the total installed capacity fell below half for the first time since the end of 2020, before further dropping to 48.8 pct at the end of March this year, according to the CEC.

China ranked first in the world in newly installed wind capacity amid efforts to pursue greener development in 2020, the NEA data showed. Besides wind energy, the country is also a global leader in the production and use of solar energy and hydropower, among others.

As previously reported, China pledged to reach the CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. (Source: China Electricity Council, PR, Website, Apr., 2021) Contact: China Electricity Council, english.cec.org.cn

More Low-Carbon Energy News China Electricity Council,  Coal,  Renewable Energy,  


Aker, Strathclyde to Collaborate on Wind Blade Recycling (Int'l.)
Aker Offshore Wind,
Date: 2021-04-26
Norway-based Aker Offshore Wind, Aker Horizons and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland are reporting a memorandum of understanding to together develop recovery processes for used glass fibre wind turbine blades. Under the MoU, the parties will scale up and commercialise a University of Strathclyde developed process thermal recovery and post-treatment of glass fibres from used in wind turbine blades.

In February 2020 the Los Angeles Times reported "The thermoset glass-reinforced polymer composites used in wind turbine blades are extremely hard to breakdown and, since most blades last only 20 to 25 years, disposing of used wind blades in landfills could soon become an enormous landfill issue."

The University of Strathclyde notes a global increase of wind turbine blade waste from around 400,000 tpy in 2030 could grow to 2,000,000 million tons by 2050. (Source: Aker Offshore Wind, Strathclyde Univ., Splash 274, 26 Apr., 2021) Contact: Aker Offshore Wind, www.akeroffshorewind.com; University of Strathclyde, www.strath.ac.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aker Offshore Wind news,  Wind Blade news,  


EIB Commits €2Bn to Renewable Energy (Int'l. Report)
European Investment Bank
Date: 2021-04-26
The European Investment Bank (EIB) last week reported approval of €3.4 billion ($4 billion) in new financing for climate action, including €2 billion ($2.418 billion) to support renewable energy projects in France and Germany, solar power in Spain and wind projects in Ireland. The financing will help improve energy distribution in Italy and covers a solar-plus-storage project that relies on both batteries and hydrogen.

The EU has also committed to cutting net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 pct by 2030 from 1990 levels and to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050. (Source: European Investment Bank, 23 Apr., 2021)Contact: European Investment Bank, www.eib.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank,  Renewable Energy,  


EU Aims to Become Ist Climate Neutral Continent (Int'l. Report)
European Investment Bank
Date: 2021-04-26
Last week, the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced approval of €3.4 billion ($4.08bn) in new financing for climate action, including €2 billion to support the development of renewable energy projects in France and Germany, the increase in solar power consumption by homeowners across Spain, and wind projects in Ireland. The financing will help improve energy distribution in Italy and covers a solar-plus-storage project that relies on both batteries and hydrogen.

The €3.4 billion package also includes €700 million for sustainable transport, €720 million for corporate research, innovation and business investment, and €837 million for urban investment, housing, education and communications.

The EU has committed to cutting net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 pct by 2030 from 1990 levels and the first climate neutral continent by 2050. (Source: European Invstment Bank, 23 Apr., 2021)Contact: European Investment Bank, www.eib.org ;

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank,  Renewable Energy,  


Barbados Consideing Renewable Energy Options (Int'l. Report)
Barbados
Date: 2021-04-26
In Bridgetown, the Barbados Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship reports it is considering various options for the island nation of 287,000 residents to meet its National Energy Policy target of 100 pct renewable energy by 2030. To that end, the Ministry is reviewing a recently completed feasibility study from global energy engineering consultancy and asset management specialist ITPEnergised to identify alternative energy sources for the island.

ITPEnergised, supported by local and international experts, considered wave energy and other ocean energy options as well fixed offshore, floating offshore wind and ocean thermal energy conversion projects from a technical, environmental and logistical perspective as well local supply chain, connectivity to the electricity grid, tourism impact and various financial and other considerations to determine the practicality of these technologies in Barbados.

After reviewing 16 possible ocean energy project sits the report concluded wave and ocean energy was not suitable for Barbados due to the level of "commercial-scale un-readiness" and recommended development of fixed and floating offshore wind turbine systems located off the island's north coast. (Source: Barbados Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Jamaica leaner, 24 Apr., 2021) Contact: ITPEnergised, +44 (0) 20 7081 2846, info@itpenergised.com, www.itpenergised.com; Barbados Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, www.commerce.gov.bb

More Low-Carbon Energy News Barbados,  Renewable Energy,  Wave Energy,  


American Clean Power Assoc. Applauds Clean Energy for America Act (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
American Clean Power Association
Date: 2021-04-23
The Washington, DC-based American Clean Power Association (ACPA) issued the following statement after Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced the Clean Energy for America Act.

"The American Clean Power Association applauds the collective efforts in Congress to promote economic investment and address climate change. Chairman Wyden's Clean Energy for America Act goes a long way towards addressing both of these pressing needs in America. This bill would be important to deploying more renewable energy and facilitating economic growth and job creation across the country. In addition, this legislation's focus on transmission infrastructure and project financing flexibility will help enable the U.S. to remain on the cutting edge of clean power development and to deliver additional clean energy to communities across the country. The wind, solar, energy storage, transmission, and hydrogen industries look forward to working on a bipartisan basis to help move towards an affordable, reliable, and clean electric system for America." (Source: American Clean Power Association, PR, 2 Apr., 2021) Contact: American Clean Power Association, Heather Zichal, CEO, (202) 383-2500 www.cleanpower.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News American Clean Power Association,  Clean Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


Marine Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine JV Launched (Alt. Fuel)
Compagnie Maritime Belge
Date: 2021-04-23
In Antwerp, Belgian shipowner Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) and Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft, a business unit of Japanese ship builder Tsuneishi Group have launched a hydrogen joint venture to develop hydrogen internal combustion engine (H2ICE) technology for the Japanese industrial and marine market.

To that end, the two firms will further invest in the Bingo Research Institute and change the name to JPN H2YDRO, which will establish a H2ICE Application Center in Japan. The companies will also focus on the development of hydrogen-powered equipment for the land-based port industry and ships of different categories, such as support ships for offshore wind farms, and others. (Source: CMB, Website PR, 22 Apr., 2021) Contact: Compagnie Maritime Belge, +32 3 2475 911, info@cmb.be, www.cmb.be; Tsuneishi Group, www.tsuneishi.co.jp/english

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Alternative Fuel,  


Orsted, ATP Bidding on Danish Energy Island Project (Int'l. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2021-04-23
Copenhagen-headquartered Danish pension fund ATP reports it has partnered with Danish offshore wind giant Orsted to bid in the upcoming tender for construction of the planned Danish North Sea energy island, which will be majority government owned.

Initially, the artificial island will be roughly the size of 18 soccer fields and will be capable of producing and storing 3 gigawatts of electricity scalable up to 10 gigawatts -- nearly one-and-a-half times Denmark's current energy needs.

The North Sea energy island is expected make a significant contribution to the future build-out of Denmark's large-scale offshore wind resources, overall energy infrastructure and to Europe's transition to to green economy, according to the release.

To date, Orsted has constructed more than 25 offshore wind farms and 17 offshore transmission systems worldwide. ATP has more than 5.3 million members with funds totaling DKK 960 billion ($155 billion). (Source: ATP, PR, Website, 22 Apr., 2021) Contact: Orsted, Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, +45 99 55 79 96, alban@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk; ATP, Bo Foged, CEO , Stephan Ghisler-Solvang, Media, +45 61 22 93 92, stg@atp.dk, www.atp.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  Green Hydrogen,  


Crown Battery Enhances Green Energy, Efficiency (Ind. Report)
Crown Battery,AEP Energy
Date: 2021-04-23
Fremont, Ohio-headquartered industrial battery manufacturer Crown Battery reports the inking of a contract with AEP Energy to source clean energy through AEP's Integrated Renewable Energy (IRE) solution to power its manufacturing operations.

The long-term, fixed-price retail energy program will support new, locally sourced wind and solar power for more than 12 years beginning in January 2023. The company will purchase Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from AEP Ohio to power operations until the IRE supply begins, according to the company release.

To date, Crown has invested over $8 million in energy efficiency, including the use of on-site solar panels, ultra-efficient lighting, geothermal cooling and an ultra-efficient charging system that will drastically reduce energy consumption, according to the company. (Source: Crown Battery, PR, DC Velocity, 22 Apr., 2021) Contact: Crown Battery, Hal Hawk, Pres., 419.334.7181, sales@crownbattery.com, www.crownbattery.com; AEP Energy, www.aepenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Storage news,  Crown Battery news,  Energy Efficiency news,  Battery news,  Energy Storage news,  AEP Energy news,  


Maverick Creek 492MW Texas Wind Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
RES
Date: 2021-04-21
Bloomfield, Colorado-based Renewable Energy Systems America (RES) is reporting its 127-turbine, 492-MW Maverick Creek wind farm in Concho County, Texas has begun commercial operation.

Maverick Creek, RES's largest North American project, was originally developed by Roaring Fork Wind LLC -- a joint venture partnership between RES and Steelhead Americas (Vestas' development arm in North America) -- and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

RES is the world's largest independent renewable energy company active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage, transmission and distribution. (Source: RES, PR, 20 Apr., 2021) Contact: RES, Tim Jordan, Snr. VP Construction, www.res-group.com; Roaring Fork Wind LLC, ca.linkedin.com/company/roaring-fork-energy-partners

More Low-Carbon Energy News RES,  Wind,  Roaring Fork Wind,  


NJ Offshore Wind Manufacturing Hub Underway (Ind. Report)
Ocean Wind, EEW
Date: 2021-04-21
Following up on our 30 Dec, 2020 report, in the Garden State, Ocean Winds and steel fabricator EEW have broken ground for the EEW monopole wind tower manufacturing facility at the Port of Paulsboro Marine Terminal in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

The state committed $250 million to the two-building facility that will manufacture monopiles to supply Orsetd and PSEG's 1,100 MW Ocean Wind farm off the coast of southern New Jersey. When fully operational, Ocean Wind will generate sufficient energy 500,000 New Jersey homes. (Source: Ocean Wind, offshoreWIND, 20 Apr., 2021)Contact: Ocean Winds, communications@oceanwinds.com, www.oceanwinds.com; EEW, www.eew-group.com

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ACT Aiming for 100 pct Renewables, 250MW Battery Storage (Int'l.)
Australia
Date: 2021-04-19
In the Land Down Under, the Australia Capital Territory (ACT) Government reports it aims to add 250MW of battery storage within its boundaries, to help it achieve its 100 pct renewable energy and net zero emissions goals.

The first stage of the project, for which Act has earmarked $100 million, will begin with a "market sounding" pre-procurement process to understand how a large-scale battery can be incorporated in the territory. The storage capacity will be shared among a variously-sized assets at different locations and provide power to reduce pressure on the grid, reduce electric power prices and generate new revenue opportunities for the territory government.

The project may deliver several batteries with a variety of capacities through one or many organisations and may include a small number of large-scale batteries (50MW-plus), as well as a larger number of smaller, "precinct-scale" batteries. Batteries could be connected to the ACT's transmission or distribution network, located at government sites such as bus depots or co-located with large-scale renewable generation facilities, according to the release.

The new battery capacity will be additional to the storage included in the territory's renewable electricity reverse auction last year, where 200MW of new generation will flow from Neoen's Stage 1 Goyder South Wind Farm in South Australia and GPG's Stage 2 Berrybank Wind Farm in Victoria. Neoen and GPG will build large-scale batteries located in Canberra, with the Neoen battery expected to be capable of powering about 15,000 typical homes for an hour in the event of a blackout. (Source: ACT PR, 19 Apr,, 2021) Contact: ACT, Sam Engele, Climate Action Coordinator, www.act.gov.au

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NextEra Energy Partners Acquiring 400-MW Wind Portfolio (M&A)
NextEra Energy
Date: 2021-04-19
Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy Partners, LP is reporting a definitive agreement with Brookfield Renewable, a global owner and operator of renewable power assets, to acquire a 391-MW portfolio of four operating wind assets located in California and New Hampshire for a base purchase price of $733 million, subject to closing adjustments.

The portfolio includes the Alta Wind VIII, 150-MW wind generating facility; Windstar,120-MW wind generating facility; a nd the Coram, 22-MW wind generating facility, all in California. The Granite, 99-MW wind generating facility in New Hampshire is also included. The acquisition will be completed with a combination of undrawn funds remaining from the 2020 convertible equity portfolio financing and existing debt capacity.

NextEra Energy Partners acquires, manages and owns contracted clean energy projects with stable, long-term cash flows and owns interests in geographically diverse wind and solar projects in the U.S. as well as natural gas infrastructure assets in Texas and Pennsylvania. (Source: NextEra Energy Partners, PR, 19 Apr., 2021) Contact: NextEra Energy Partners, www.NextEraEnergyPartners.com

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DESRI Completes Financing 79-MW Assembly Solar Project (Ind. Report)
D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments
Date: 2021-04-19
NYC-headquartered D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI), a leading provider of cost-effective renewable energy across North America, reports the financial closing of Assembly Solar III, a 79-mw solar project in Lennon, Michigan. DESRI is moving forward with construction after securing both construction debt and tax equity financing for the project.

The Assembly Solar III project is the third phase of the Assembly Solar project in Michigan to begin construction. The projects were developed by Chicago-based Ranger Power in partnership with DESRI, and are being constructed by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Assembly I began operating in December 2020 and Assembly II is slated to reach commercial operation in the third quarter of 2021. The Assembly Solar cluster will total 239 MW and generate sufficient power for more than 43,000 Michigan homes.

DESRI and its affiliates acquire, own, and manage long-term contracted renewable energy assets in North America. DESRI's portfolio of contracted renewable energy projects currently includes 75 wind and solar projects across 32 states with 5,372 MWac of aggregate capacity. (Source: D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, PR, 19 Apr., 2021) Contact: DESRI, (212) 478-0000, www.deshaw.com

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Northland Power Acquires 540 MW Wind, Solar Portfolio (M&A)
Northland Power,Helia Renovables
Date: 2021-04-16
In Toronto, Northland Power Inc. is reporting a definitive agreement with Madrid-based venture capital fund Helia Renovables, FCR for the acquisition of a 540-MW operating portfolio of onshore renewable projects in Spain.

The Portfolio includes 33 operating assets comprised of onshore wind (424 MW), solar PV (66 MW), and concentrated solar (50 MW) located throughout Spain. Total cash consideration to be paid for the Portfolio upon closing will be €345 million (Cdn. $520 million) together with the assumption of debt in the amount of €716 million (Cdn.$1,075 million). The acquisition is expected to close in Q3, 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. (Source: Northland Power, Website PR, 14 Apr., 2021)Contact: Northland Power, Mike Crawley, CEO, Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; Helia Renovables, www.dnb.com/business-directory/companyprofiles.helia_renovables_fcr.17923b9d5b34a27511c140416afe2293.html

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Vestas Supplying Turbines to Faroe Islands (Int'l. Report)
Vestas
Date: 2021-04-16
Vestas has secured an order for the supply 6 units of its V117-4.2 MW wind turbines and a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) for the 25 MW Torshavn onshore wind project on the Faroe Islands.

The Torshavn project will more than double the total wind power capacity of the Faroe Islands, which is aiming for 100 pct renewable energy by 2030. The turbines will be delivered and commissioned by the end of 2021. Previously, Vestas previously provided 3, V47-660 kW wind turbines turbines for the Vestmanna project in the Faroe Islands -- between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean. (Source: Vestas, Pr, Apr., 2021) Contact: Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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PSEG Completes 25 pct Interest Acquisition in Ocean Wind (M&A)
PSEG,Orsted,Ocean Wind
Date: 2021-04-14
PSEG and Orsted are reporting completion of PSEG's acquisition of a 25 pct equity interest in 1,100 MW Ocean Wind offshore wind farm located 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey.

In 2019, New Jersey set a goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind capacity by 2035, a key component of Gov. Phil Murphy's strategy for achieving a 100 pct carbon-free energy supply by 2050. (Source: PSEG, Orsted, PR, 12 Apr., 2021) Contact: PSEG, Carlotta Chan, IR, 973-430-6565, Carlotta.Chan@pseg.com, www.preg.com; Orsted North America, Lauren Burm, 617-309-8730, laubu@orsetd.com, www.orsetd.com

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Aussie Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park Const. Underway (Int'l)
Iberdrola
Date: 2021-04-14
Spanish wind energy giant Iberdrola reports installation of the first wind turbine at its $500 million (Aus), 317 MW hybrid wind and solar Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park in South Australia.

Upon completion, the project will incorporate 50, 4.2-NW Vestas wind turbines and roughly 250 000 Longi solar PV panels, all of which are slated for installation before the year end. When fully operational, the facility is expected to generate sufficient electricity to power 180 000 households each year. (Iberdrola, PR, Energy Global, 13 Apr., 2021) Contact: Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es

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Nordex Claims 11 Wind Turbine Order from Poland (Int'l. Report)
Nordex, VSP Group
Date: 2021-04-14
Hamburg-based wind energy giant Nordex Group reports receipt of an order from the VSB Group to supply 11 turbines in the 3MW class, alonf with a 20-year Premium Service agreement, for a 42-MW wind cluster in Poland.

The turbines are slated for delivery and installation in autumn 2022 for commissioning before the year end.

To date, the Nordex Group has sold turbines totaling more then 700 MW in Poland, of which roughly 240 MW are currently under construction.

Since 1996, VSB has commissioned more than 700 wind and solar photovoltaic plants with a combined installed capacity of approximately 1.1 GW and an investment volume of €1.7 billion. VSB also provides services for around 1.4 GW worth of installed plants. (Source: Nordex, PR, Apr. 2021) Contact: Nordex Group, Jose Luis Blanco, CEO, +49 (0)40 / 300 30 X 1116, www.nordex.com; VSP Group, +48 58 781 42 80, www.vspgroup.com.pl

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NIPSCo, Capital Dynamics Partner on Ind. Solar Park (Ind. Report)
Capital Dynamics,NIPSCO
Date: 2021-04-14
NYC-based Capital Dynamics Inc. and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCo) have inked an agreement to bring 200MW of solar energy to the state. The build-transfer agreement is for the Elliot Solar project, in Gibson County, which will begin construction in summer 2022 and begin commercial operations in summer 2023. Capital Dynamics will construct the project and NIPSCO will enter into a joint venture once construction is complete.

Elliot Solar adds to NIPSCo's two operating wind farms as well as 11 renewable energy projects which include a combination of similar joint ventures and power purchase agreements. The company plans to be coal-free by 2028. (Source: NIPSCo, PR, 13 April, 2021) Contact: Capital Dynamics, 212-798-3400, www.capdyn.com; NIPSCO, www.NIPSCO.com

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GEV Wind Power, Wind Power LAB Merge Announced (M&A)
GEV Wind Power, Wind Power Lab
Date: 2021-04-14
UK-based wind turbine blade repair and maintenance provider GEV Wind Power is reporting a merger with Danish based Wind Power Lab, a leader in providing intelligent technology based blade solutions to wind park operators.

GEV provides field blade repair and maintenance services to both onshore and offshore wind farm manufacturers and operators in the UK, Europe and the US. WPL offers world class blade expertise and machine learning enabled services for all wind farm park owners, irrespective of the number of turbines they operate. The merged organization will operate globally and is backed by Bridges Fund Management, a specialist private equity investor focused on the transition to a more sustainable and inclusive economy. (Source: GEV Wind Power, Website News PR, 13 Apr., 2021) Contact: GEV Wind Power, David Fletcher, CEO, +44 (0) 1482 300 640, www.cvwindpower.com; Wind Power LabLAB, Mille Beck Klinto, +45 31 32 10 06, mbk@windpowerlab.com, www.windpowerlab.com

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Algonquin's Deerfield 2 Wind Farm Site Plan Approved (Ind. Report)
Algonquin Power
Date: 2021-04-12
In Ontario, the Huron County Planning Commission has approved a site plan review for the second phase of Algonquin Power's Deerfield Wind Energy farm. The second phase includes constructing 21 new turbines that can produce between 2.65 MW and 6MW and generate sufficient power for as many as 100,000 homes.

Subject to permitting, commissioning and startup is expected by the end of the Q3, 2022. (Source: Huron County Planning Commission, Huron Daily Tribune, 10 Apr., 2021) Contact: Huron County Planning Commission, 519-524-8394 x3, planning@huroncounty.ca, www.huroncounty.ca/plandev; Algonquin, Arun Banskota, CEO, 905-465-4500, www.algonquinpower.com

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Two Philippines Geothermal Projects Underway (Int'l. Report)
FIRST GEN Corp
Date: 2021-04-12
In the Philippines, FIRST GEN Corp. reports its subsidiary Energy Development Corp. (EDC) expects to complete construction on its 3.6 MW Mindanao 3 binary plant by the first half of 2022. It also plans to complete its 28.9-MW ORC (organic rankine cycle) binary plant within the Bac-Man geothermal facility by the second half of 2022. The Palayan Bayan-based binary plant will produce power using residual brine from the existing steam field of the Bac-Man facilities.

According to the release, the company is exploring and assessing geothermal growth prospects in Indonesia, Chile, Peru, and other countries in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America. As of end-2019, the company's total installed capacity was 3,492 MW from its natural gas, geothermal, hydro, wind, and solar portfolios. (Source: First Gen, PR, 8 Apr., 20210 Contact: First Gen, www.firstgen.com.ph

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Tokyo Utility Plans 19-Turbine Offshore Wind Farm (Intl.)
Tokyo Gas Co.
Date: 2021-04-12
Japanese gas and power utility Tokyo Gas Co. reports it will install 19 offshore wind turbines totaling 159.6 MW capacity near the coast of Ibaraki Prefecture in eastern Japan. The project, which will be funded by Wind Power Group Co. and Singapore-headquartered Vena Energy Holdings Ltd. is expected to generate sufficient power for roughly 70,000 homes when fully online in 2024.

The Japanese government is aiming to generate up to 45 GW of renewable power per year by 2040 and to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. (Source: Tokyo Gas Co., PR, reve, 10 Apr., 2021) Contact: Tokyo Gas Co., www.tokyo-gas.co.jp

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NYC Wind Energy Hub Proposed (Ind. Report)
New York City
Date: 2021-04-09
In the Big Apple, mayoral candidate Eric Adams has unveiled an ambitious new plan that aims to build wind turbines and their manufacturing plants at ports throughout New York City.

According to the candidate, the plants would design, produce and ship the turbines through Arthur Kill, Port Richmond in Staten Island, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Red Hook Container Terminal.

Adams noted his plan includes job-training programs and will create well paying, eco-friendly employment and aid the city in reaching its goal of using 70 pct renewable energy by 2030 and a zero-emission power sector by 2040. (Source: NY Post, Various Media, Apr., 2021)

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RWE wraps up Italian wind farm construction
RWE
Date: 2021-04-09
RWE reports it has completed construction of the 13.6MW Alcamo 2 wind farm utilizing four GW 136-3, 4MW Goldwind turbines inSicily, Italy. The 13.6MW wind farm has a power purchase agreement with Italian paper manufacturer Sofidel for 100 pct of the facility’s power output until Dec., 2030. (Source: RWE, PR, renews, 6 Apr., 2021)

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Triton's Offshore Wind Anchoring System Scores Funding (Funding)
Triton Systems
Date: 2021-04-07
In the Bay State, Chelmsford-based Triton Systems Inc. is reporting receipt of $1.3 million funding from the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (Consortium) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to support Triton's Helical Anchor Group Installation System (HAGIS), a low cost, flexible anchoring system for small- and large-scale offshore wind farms. The company previously received $1.1 million from the U.S. DOE to develop the technology.

Triton's patent-pending HAGIS anchoring system: can be applied to any offshore wind platform or mooring configuration; minimizes acoustic impact on the environment and sea life; can be easily removed for decommissioning; is scalable and applicable to many types of subsea foundations beyond offshore wind; and delivers cost savings by lower manufacturing (40 pct) and installation costs (25 pct reduction). (Source: Triton Systems, Inc., PR, 5 Apr., 2021) Contact: Triton Systems Inc., Dave Model, COO, Zach Miller, 978-250-4200, fax: 978-250-4533, zmiller@tritonsys.com, www.tritonsys.com

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Ocean Winds Targeting Expansion Into Ireland (Int'l. Report)
Ocean Winds,China Three Gorges
Date: 2021-04-07
EDP Renewables and Engie joint venture company Ocean Winds reports it is evaluating the expansion of its global offshore wind portfolio -- 1.5 GW under construction and 4 GW in development -- to include a potential offshore wind farm 8 miles from the shore at County Wicklow, Ireland. To that end Ocean Winds has established Cailleach Offshore Wind Farm based in Edinburgh as a project delivery company.

In the UK, Ocean Winds will soon complete the 100-turbine, 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth. When fully operational in 2022, the project is expected to generate sufficient energy for roughly 950,000 homes. It is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East, which is majority owned by Ocean Winds with Diamond Green and China Three Gorges holding minority positions. (Source: Ocean Wind, PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: Ocean Wind, communications@oceanwinds.com, www.oceanwinds.com; China Three Gorges Europe, www.hydropower.org/our-members/china-three-gorges-corporation

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LCRI Cutting Rural Oregonians' Energy Costs (Ind. Report)
Lake County Resources Initiative
Date: 2021-04-07
In Oregon, the Lake County Resources Initiative (LCRE) is reporting a two-year partnership with not-for-profit Spark Northwest to provide energy efficiency and renewable energy development assistance (REDA) program support to rural Oregonians.

REDA is a service process that increases rural energy productivity and independence. It can help small businesses and farming operations implement solar photovoltaics, solar heating, energy efficiency, micro hydro, wind energy and methane digesters and other energy efficiency systems and initiatives to lower energy expenses.

LCRI connects producers and small business owners to funding opportunities and project assistance for energy saving projects. LCRI can also provide technical guidance and grant assistance as well as direct people toward Energy Trust trade ally energy saving project contractors statewide. (Source: LCRI, Contact: LCRI, Nick Johnson, Dir., 541-947-5461, www.lcri.org; Oregon Renewable Energy Development Assistance, www.oregon.gov/energy/Incentives/Pages/Renewable-Energy-Grants.aspx; Spark Northwest, 206.267.2212, www.sparknorthwest.org

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Mitsui Plans $1.8Bn Investment by 2023 to Cut Emissions (Int'l.)
Mitsui
Date: 2021-04-07
Japanese maritime shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. is reporting a plan to invest $1.8 billion over the next three years to achieve zero emissions from its fleet by 2050 and to develop new carbon-neutral businesses.

To that end, the company is looking at initiatives and technologies designed to improve the performance of its shipping fleet and cut emissions. Mitsui is also investigating new business lines tied to the emerging technologies including offshore wind, wave energy, alternative fuels, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), LNG bunkering and liquefied CO2 ocean transport, according to a release. (Source: Mitsui, PR, Nikkei Asia, Apr., 2021) Contact: Mitsui, www.mitsui.com

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