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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Novozymes has become a member of the the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. “We are pleased to welcome Novozymes to our portfolio of members. Novozymes provides its customers with advanced bioinnovation solutions that set new standards for performance and viability,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
  • In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger turbines increased. Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW – tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last year. As a result, total installed offshore wind capacity in Europe hit 10,393.6MW in 82 wind farms across 11 countries.
  • Senate President Kevin de León and California Air Resources Board Chair and Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointee Mary Nichols have announced the award of $1.6 million to the City of Los Angeles for an electric vehicle pilot program in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Pasquale Romano, president and CEO of ChargePoint, said of the announcement, “Today, California leaders are making a clear statement: California’s innovation economy is for everyone, including economically hard hit communities where clean technology investments mean more jobs and healthier communities.”
  • Hydro Ottawa has announced that it has acquired 10 run-of-the-river hydroelectric facilities from Fortis Inc., in Ontario and nearby New York State; representing approximately 30.9MW of installed operating green energy capacity. Hydro Ottawa was already the largest municipally-owned producer of green energy in Ontario with a generation capacity of 48 MW. The acquisition aligns with Hydro Ottawa’s 2012-2016 Strategic Direction to increase the utility’s supply of clean energy to customers, and by pursuing low risk opportunities with stable long-term returns.
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