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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFSolarCity has opened a new operations center in Stockton, California. The Stockton location is currently staffed with more than 70 full-time, locally-hired employees who provide sales, consultations, and installation services to homeowners and businesses in the San Joaquin region.
  • According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 881,000 barrels per day (b/d) — or 37.00 million gallons daily ending the week of July 6, 2013. That is up 18,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 875,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 13.41 billion gallons. Gasoline demand for the week averaged 390.6 million gallons daily, the highest since August 2012. Notably, net refiner/blender input of ethanol reached a record 896,000 b/d, proving that U.S. refiners and blenders have the capability to consume at least 13.74 billion gallons of ethanol annually.
  • Distributed Sun and Mosaic announced a joint project to allow individuals to invest in a 657 solar installation on a charter school in Colorado and earn an estimated 5.4% annually.
  • Several more businesses have signed the Climate Declaration, a petition that calls on U.S. policymakers to capture the American economic opportunity of addressing climate change.
  • Natural Power has collaborated with academia to develop a new framework to inform the impact assessment and consenting of Offshore Wind Farms in Scotland. Natural Power’s principal consultant Nancy McLean has been actively involved in a collaboration which has published a novel framework to enable impact assessments of underwater piling noise.  Within Natural Power Nancy specialises in consent management, working with her team to deliver Environmental Impact Assessments.
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