Nopetro to Roll Out CNG in Florida

Joanna Schroeder

The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) has awarded Nopetro a contract to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, provide improvements to its maintenance facility and convert the public but fleet to CNG. In addition to fueling LYNX’s bus fleet, Nopetro’s station will also be available to serve private commercial fleets and the public at large. …

Alternative Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has released, “A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs,” to help homeowners navigate the complex landscape of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system financing. The free online guide describes three popular residential solar financing choices – leases, loans, and power purchase agreements (PPAs) – and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each, …

Bioenergy Bytes

Wind Power Will Help Meet Clean Power Plan

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), adding more wind power to the U.S. electric grid can help the country meet the goals set out in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. Carbon emissions will be reduced and the lights will stay on, said AWEA, as wind power is already providing …

Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Electricity, Research, Wind

Clean Power Plan Won’t Affect Grid Reliability

Joanna Schroeder

Following the launch of the Clean Power Plan, concerns were raised about how adding renewable energy to the grid would affect reliability. According to a new report conducted by The Brattle Group, compliance is unlikely to materially affect reliability.  The report finds, “The combination of the ongoing transformation of the power sector, the steps already taken by system operators, the …

Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Electricity, energy efficiency

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Commissioned by the EU, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research is performing pre-normative research into standards for biobased products. Using laboratory research and its knowledge and experience with biobased products, Food & Biobased Research and project coordinator NEN are looking into the demand for specific labelling for and consumer information on biobased products. The project includes a total of 14 …

Bioenergy Bytes

DOE Commits $13M in Community Solar Funds

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $13 million in funding as part of the Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC) program. The funds are designed to aid communities in reducing market and policy barriers to solar deployment and also recognize communities for taking solar initiatives. The DOE believes the program will make it faster, cheaper and easier …

Electricity, Renewable Energy, Solar

Amazon Web Services Using Wind in Indiana

Joanna Schroeder

Amazon Web Services has announced it will power its Benton County, Indiana facility with 150 MW wind farm coined the Amazon Web Services Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge). Pattern Energy has been selected to support the construction and operation of the wind farm that is expected to be in operation as early as January of 2016. The wind farm will generate …

Electricity, Renewable Energy, Wind

Tanzania Action Roadmap for Energy Access

Joanna Schroeder

A recent two-day workshop held in Tanzania and hosted by the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) gathered support of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative’s (SE4ALL) 2030 objectives delivering access to modern energy services for all. If the goal is met, it will double the rate of energy efficiency …

Electricity, Energy, energy efficiency, International, Renewable Energy

Alstom to Build a Geothermal Plant in Indonesia

Joanna Schroeder

PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy has awarded Alstom a €61 million contract to supply and install a 30 MW geothermal plant for the Karaha Power Plant in West Java, Indonesia. Alstom will design, supply, install and commission the entire power plant expected to be complete by the end of 2016. According to Alstom, Indonesia houses the world’s largest potential geothermal source …

Electricity, Geothermal, International, Renewable Energy