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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow is set to open June 15, 2015 in Gainesville, Georgia with an 8-city tour led by Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols. The series brings together a vehicle showcase and discussion panels on the practical impact of converting fleets to clean, alternative fuels like propane, E85, natural gas, electric (EV) and compressed natural gas (CNG). Questions on financing, safety, maintenance and fuel considerations of clean vehicle conversions will be answered by government fleet managers and private sector fleets, along with vehicle manufacturers and utilities who will highlight their success transitioning fleets, based on need and use.
  • DNC Energy, an environmental firm focused on building renewable energy infrastructure, announced today that it has received major funding through a bond program to construct a waste wood and crop residue fired biomass electric generation plant in Ukraine’s Kyiv region. The 25 MW facility is the 13th biomass plant to be built in the Ukraine, which currently has six burning biomass plants and seven biogas anaerobic digester systems.
  • Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin joined PSEG Solar Source, Encore Redevelopment, juwi solar Inc. and Vermont Electric Power Producers Inc. to dedicate the PSEG Essex Solar Center. The 3.6-megawatt-dc facility, located roughly four miles northeast of Burlington, VT, is the state’s largest solar farm.
  • Canadian Solar Inc. has announced it closed a GBP35 million (US $53 million) project financing facility with Investec Bank plc, for a portfolio of four solar power plants with an installed capacity totaling 40.2 MW. Located at four different locations across England, the installations have been built under the Renewables Obligation regime and became operational in March 2015.
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