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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1FFP New Hydro LLC has announced the continued expansion of its hydroelectric power portfolio in the U.S. with the acquisition of Red River Hydro, the owner of a FERC Hydropower license for the Overton Lock and Dam Project, located on the Red River in Louisiana at an existing lock and dam facility owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The project is expected to have a generating capacity of 52 MW.
  • A group has partnered to install the state’s first solar-powered PV4EV (photovoltaic for electric vehicle) charging station at the state’s Visitor Information Center in West Point, GA. The innovative charging station, powered by the SpotlightT Solar LIFT, is the first in what is imagined to be a series of technology demonstrations that will make the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway a model for the future. Georgia ranks 2nd in the nation for registered EVs, and the installation of the PV4EV is a progressive step to promote more broad adoption of EVs in the region.
  • General Electric has acquired Alstom Power for $10.6 billion, to join with GE Power & Water as the new GE Power. Alstom’s portfolio includes geothermal energy. The transaction is the largest industrial acquisition in GE’s history and received regulatory approval in more than 20 countries and regions, according to the press release from GE.
  • New research from the New Climate Economy shows that raising energy efficiency standards in the G20 and around the world could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 6.9 Gt CO2e per year by 2030, more than the current annual emissions of the United States. These emissions reductions would be accompanied by economic savings in appliances, buildings, industry, and transport.
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