Tagged Biofuel

California Seeks to Shift Major Battery Incentive Toward Fire, Blackout Resiliency

By [email protected] Over its 13-year history, California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program has been the state’s primary driver for distributed solar, biomass power systems, fuel cells. and, over the past half-decade or so, behind-the-meter batteries. Now California regulators are proposing a new role for SGIP: giving battery-solar backup systems to those at greatest risk of wildfires and…

California Seeks to Shift Major Battery Incentive Toward Fire, Blackout Resiliency

By [email protected] Over its 13-year history, California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program has been the state’s primary driver for distributed solar, biomass power systems, fuel cells. and, over the past half-decade or so, behind-the-meter batteries. Now California regulators are proposing a new role for SGIP: giving battery-solar backup systems to those at greatest risk of wildfires and…

Drax aims to become carbon negative by 2030

By Marta Ady Energy firm Drax, which runs the UK’s largest power station on biomass and coal, has outlined plans to become carbon negative by 2030. The company’s ambition will depend on a negative emissions policy and investment framework for new technologies like bioenergy, alongside carbon capture and storage.If Drax reaches its goal, it will…

New Orleans RTA awarded $7.2 million grant for 19 biodiesel buses

By Marta Ady The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in New Orleans has been awarded a $7.2 million (€6.5 million) grant to purchase 19 new buses powered by biodiesel.The grant, awarded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), forms part of the organisation’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program, which makes federal resources available to replace,…

How stakeholders evaluate the green-green dilemma — and what they think about possible solutions #DEU

By National Wind Watch The replacement of fossil and nuclear energy sources for electricity production by renewables such as wind, sun, water and biomass is a cornerstone of Germany’s energy policy. Amongst these, wind energy production is the most important component. However, energy production from wind is not necessarily ecologically sustainable. It requires relatively large…

Biodiversity and wind energy

The location and operation of wind energy plants are often in direct conflict with the legal protection of endangered species. The almost unanimous opinion of experts from local and central government authorities, environmental NGOs and expert offices is that the current mechanisms for the protection of bats in wind power projects are insufficient. Read Full…

Center for Biological Diversity challenges Duke Energy’s use of ratepayer funds to lobby against solar

By Kelsey Misbrener The Center for Biological Diversity submitted a brief to the North Carolina Utilities Commission arguing that utilities cannot use ratepayer funds for trade association dues as it violates customers’ First Amendment rights. Money from ratepayers is frequently channeled into campaigns against rooftop solar. The brief responds to regulations proposed by the commission…

Global energy forecast, part 4 of 5: Nuclear, biomass and CCS

By Schalk Cloete IntroductionWind and solar are undoubtedly the most popular clean energy supply options around today. But there are several other technologies that will also see significant growth when the world eventually manages to put economically efficient technology-neutral climate policies (such as a CO2 tax) in place. As outlined in the first article in…

Collaborating with US farmers to help the environment

By Marta Ady Across the US, dairy farmers are working with renewable energy companies to make use of what would otherwise go to waste. Dairy, food, animal and other organic waste is being converted into biogas with the help of companies like Brightmark Energy, to generate heat, electricity and support farming communities. Bioenergy Insight spoke…

The Slow Death of Energy Crops

By Gerard Reid I live in a rural area where the stable farming income comes from energy crops such as rape seed and corn, the former being used for biodiesel and the latter for biogas production. Both have been heavily supported by government regulation but when current subsidy regimes run their course, the farmers in…

The future is electric for Bundaberg agricultural waste

By Press Release A $1.9 million agricultural waste to bioenergy project that will power electric vehicles within the Bundaberg Regional Council area has been backed through the Palaszczuk Government’s $5 million Queensland Waste to Biofutures Fund (W2B Fund). The post The future is electric for Bundaberg agricultural waste appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article…

Minnesota looks to electric vehicles, biofuels to cut transportation emissions

By ENN Contributor A recent report from the Minnesota Department of Transportation predicts that the state could eliminate carbon emissions from transportation by mid-century almost entirely through greater use of electric and biofuel vehicles. Minnesota officials see a path to decarbonizing the state’s transportation sector that doesn’t depend on convincing people to drive less.A recent…

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