Emissions reduction

FirstLight Files to Relicense Western Massachusetts Hydroelectric Assets for 50 More Years of Clean, Reliable Energy and Community Benefits

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 6:03pm

These facilities, which provide clean power and long-duration energy storage, will be important contributors to Massachusetts efforts to achieve its goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Key Points: 
  • These facilities, which provide clean power and long-duration energy storage, will be important contributors to Massachusetts efforts to achieve its goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  • The new license also ensures continued generation of clean, renewable, locally produced hydropower to more than 1 million New England homes and businesses.
  • The study confirmed that the steps FirstLight has completed to date to mitigate shoreline erosion issues have satisfactorily addressed all impacts related to hydropower operations.
  • FirstLight Power (FirstLight) is a leading clean power producer and energy storage company in New England with a portfolio that includes nearly 1,400 megawatts of pumped-hydro storage, battery storage, hydroelectric generation, and solar generationthe largest clean energy generation portfolio in New England today.

How Canada can cut carbon pollution and revitalize its auto sector: report

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 11:00am

Once a global top-five auto manufacturer, Canada now doesnt even crack the top 10.

Key Points: 
  • Once a global top-five auto manufacturer, Canada now doesnt even crack the top 10.
  • In short, transportation emissions are up, and the auto manufacturing sector is down.
  • The good news: our car conundrum also has a solution, one explored in a new Clean Energy Canada report released today.
  • Taking the Whee l finds that, with a deliberate approach for drivers and industry, zero-emission vehicles can both cut pollution and set our auto sector up to compete in the global economy.

Duke Energy Progress customers in North Carolina will see bills go down in December

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 5:49pm

Overall, energy costs will decrease 3.9% for residential customers, 3.6% for commercial customers and 2.3% for industrial customers.

Key Points: 
  • Overall, energy costs will decrease 3.9% for residential customers, 3.6% for commercial customers and 2.3% for industrial customers.
  • Duke Energy Progress serves about 1.4 million customers in central and eastern North Carolina and in the Asheville region.
  • Duke Energy Progress customers who need additional assistance can visit the Energy Neighbor Fund websiteto learn how community agencies can help pay energy bills.
  • Duke Energy Progress, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, owns nuclear, coal, natural gas, renewables and hydroelectric generation.

Johnson Controls Releases 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey Results

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

CORK, Ireland, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI),the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings,released the findings of its annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey, which found that more than half of organizations plan to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart building technology next year, comparable with investment trends after the 2010 recession.

Key Points: 
  • CORK, Ireland, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI),the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings,released the findings of its annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey, which found that more than half of organizations plan to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart building technology next year, comparable with investment trends after the 2010 recession.
  • Despite reduced occupancy, the study found that facility energy use dropped surprisingly little during the pandemic, with less than 10 percent of facilities reducing energy use more than 20 percent.
  • To download a summary of the 2020 Energy Efficiency Index please go to: https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/-/media/jci/corp/media/news/files/2020/2...
    Survey methodology: This independent survey was fielded online to 150 energy and facility management executives across the U.S. between September 11, 2020 through October 5, 2020.
  • At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play.

OREAC: 1,400 GW of offshore wind by 2050 achievable with increased government commitment and collaboration

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 5:01am

The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC)'s new report 'The Power of Our Ocean' highlights how 1,400 GW of offshore wind is achievable by 2050.

Key Points: 
  • The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC)'s new report 'The Power of Our Ocean' highlights how 1,400 GW of offshore wind is achievable by 2050.
  • The report highlights the need for collaboration between industry, government and key stakeholders to ensure sustainable deployment of offshore wind and other forms of ocean-based renewable energy.
  • LONDON, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) is calling on governments to ramp up their offshore renewable energy ambition to achieve the coalition's vision of 1,400 GW of offshore wind by 2050.
  • OREAC has published this new report and an Offshore Wind Market Readiness Assessment Toolkit , and is engaging with governments worldwide to support their offshore wind development.

Kitzuma Cycling Logistics Launches; Offers Fully Built Bike Delivery

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 9:00pm

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cycling industry logistics vets reinvent how bikes are shipped, delivered for manufacturers, retailers, DTC consumers, teams, and more

Key Points: 
  • ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cycling industry logistics vets reinvent how bikes are shipped, delivered for manufacturers, retailers, DTC consumers, teams, and more
    A team of cycling industry logistics veterans with decades of experience in the field is rethinking the way bikes are shipped for every purpose with their new brand Kitzuma Cycling Logistics.
  • The over-the-road shipping service officially launched on December 1st offering dock-to-door, box-free, ready-to-ride bike delivery nationwide, and for any purpose, with pricing and shipping times on par with the major delivery services.
  • "Instead, Kitzuma picks up, transports, and delivers bikes fully built and ready to ride," says Co-Founder and CEO, Taylor Essick.
  • Kitzuma is already shipping bikes in a pilot program with a major distributor representing three major bike brands.

Global Clean Energy Markets, 2020-2027: Minimizing Reliance on Conventional Energy Sources Gaining Momentum

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 11:00pm

Clean energy is an essential segment in the European Union's (EU) energy system.

Key Points: 
  • Clean energy is an essential segment in the European Union's (EU) energy system.
  • Demand for clean energy solutions is growing across Europe owing to increasing adoption of technology-based solutions among businesses.
  • The share of clean energy consumption in gross energy consumption rose to 18% in 2018 from 8.5% in 2004.
  • By 2024, this would avail a total of 277.77 gigawatts of clean energy, 23.1% increase than that in 2018.

Global Energy Harvesting Systems Market Trajectory & Analytics to 2025: Increasing Focus on Durable, Efficient Systems Impels Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting System Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 11:01am

Energy harvesting offers an innovative way to capture energy wasted during primary energy output.

Key Points: 
  • Energy harvesting offers an innovative way to capture energy wasted during primary energy output.
  • Innovations are underway to develop energy harvesting equipment capable of capturing energy lost in each activity to enhance efficiency of non-sustainable systems.
  • Energy harvesting systems depend on transducers, energy storage and power management devices for harvesting and storing the energy.
  • Energy harvesting power management ICs are an integral component of energy harvesting systems.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Energy Management System Global Market to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 5:49pm

What are the expected outlook and estimated revenue of different types of energy management systems, namely, industrial energy management system, building energy management system, and home energy management system, for the period 2019-2025?

Key Points: 
  • What are the expected outlook and estimated revenue of different types of energy management systems, namely, industrial energy management system, building energy management system, and home energy management system, for the period 2019-2025?
  • What will be the impact of COVID-19 on the market size, market forecast, CAGR, and market dynamics of the global energy management system market across different market segmentations?
  • Which type of players and stakeholders operate in the market ecosystem of the energy management system, and what are their impacts on the dynamics of the global energy management system market?
  • Which companies have achieved higher market coverage compared to their market potential in the global energy management system market?

Green Power Market to Reach $103.5 Bn, Globally, by 2027 at 12.3% CAGR, Says Allied Market Research

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 1:40pm

Favorable government initiatives, stringent regulations toward greenhouse gas emissions, and increase in presence of market players in the Asia-Pacific region drive the growth of the global green power market.

Key Points: 
  • Favorable government initiatives, stringent regulations toward greenhouse gas emissions, and increase in presence of market players in the Asia-Pacific region drive the growth of the global green power market.
  • The Covid-19 outbreak has reduced investments in green power and slowed the expansion of key clean energy technologies.
  • However, the wind segment held the largest share in 2019, accounting for nearly half of the global green power market, as the technological growth in the sector is strong.
  • However, the global green power market across Europe held the lion's share in 2019, accounting for more than two-fifths of the market, as the region adopted the green sources at an early stage.