ENTREVESTOR: Dartmouth cleantech firm in growth mode

ENTREVESTOR: Dartmouth cleantech firm in growth mode

So much is happening at CarbonCure Technologies these days that the best way to illustrate the Dartmouth cleantech company’s progress is to zero in on its customer and revenue growth. We could highlight that CEO Robert Niven was one of four winners of the recent Manning Awards for Innovation. Or that Team CarbonCure is a semifinalist in the global US$20 million NRG COSIA Carbon Xprize. But what stood out in a recent interview with vice-president of sustainability Jennifer Wagner was the company’s fundamental growth. Wagner said the company aims to…

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World Energy Council Brings 7 New Realities In Energy To COP22 Negotiations In Marrakech

World Energy Council Brings 7 New Realities In Energy To COP22 Negotiations In Marrakech

As a UN accredited body since 1953, the World Energy Council is recognised as a reliable source of thought leadership and information to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process, negotiating teams and stakeholders. To keep the momentum of the World Energy Congress and the Council’s thought leadership on embracing the new energy frontiers, the World Energy Council brought their 7 new realities messages launched during its World Energy Congress to the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) negotiations in Marrakech. The World Energy Council focused the…

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WINDENERGY DEVELOPMENTS

WINDENERGY DEVELOPMENTS

Following Japan s 2011 Fukushima disaster, the German government decided to move away from largely nuclear power and carbon-based energy toward clean renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and hydropower. Offshore wind energy will play a great role in this transition. Last year alone Germany connected 2,282.4MW of new offshore wind power capacity representing 75.4 per cent of all net capacity brought online in Europe. One of the events that facilitates wind energy development is WindEnergy Hamburg 2016, an event which will bring together Hamburg Messe as a trade show…

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COP22 outcomes and reactions

COP22 outcomes and reactions

The major UN climate negotiations of the year, COP22, are about to close in Marrakech with the highlight of the meeting being that countries, business and investors showed their resolve and determination to deliver the Paris Agreement through a variety of statements, initiatives, ratifications and pledges. Just in the past few days, more nations from around the world have ratified the agreement including the UK, Australia, Pakistan and Japan. The 100% renewables commitment from the 48 countries now in the Climate Vulnerable Forum and the first 2050 plans from some…

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USDA, Partners Celebrate First Wood-to-Jet-Fuel Commercial Flight

USDA, Partners Celebrate First Wood-to-Jet-Fuel Commercial Flight

USDA and a Washington State University-Led Alliance Support Sustainable Jobs in Pacific Northwest WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2016 – Alaska Airlines today landed the first commercial flight powered in part by a new renewable fuel made of wood waste salvaged from private lands in Washington, Oregon and Montana. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack greeted the passengers for flight AS-4 arriving from Seattle at Washington Reagan National Airport to highlight this breakthrough in bioenergy that supports jobs and rural economies by developing a sustainable bio-products industry in the Pacific Northwest utilizing wood harvest…

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2016 SEAI Sustainable Energy Award Winners revealed

2016 SEAI Sustainable Energy Award Winners revealed

Entrants to this year’s Sustainable Energy Awards have surpassed expectations demonstrating savings of €100 million through innovative sustainable energy projects. Presented by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), and sponsored by Enprova, the awards recognise and reward excellence in energy management in businesses, communities and public sector organisations. J&J Campus Ireland, (a collaborative group comprising DePuy Synthes, Vison Care, Janssen Biologics and Janssen Pharmaceuticals), claimed this year’s overall Leadership Award for its far reaching efforts towards their ambitious goal of 20% CO2 reduction by 2020. J&J Campus Ireland leverage…

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At the UN Climate Summit: Brazil, India, China, US and 8 other nations to launch Biofuture Platform aimed at decarbonizing transport

At the UN Climate Summit: Brazil, India, China, US and 8 other nations to launch Biofuture Platform aimed at decarbonizing transport

In Morocco, the Digest has learned that on Wednesday, November 16th,, at 5pm a large consortium of countries led by Brazil and including the US and China, intent on restoring carbon reductions in transportation as a centerpiece of global efforts on climate change, will launch the Biofuture Platform at COP 22 in Marrakesh. The launch event is set to take place in the Morocco Pavilion in the UNFCCC Blue Zone in Marrakesh, Morocco In documents obtained by The Digest from sources, Biofuture’s founders stated that: There is an urgent need…

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Mercedes-Benz Energy Storage enters the U.S.

Mercedes-Benz Energy Storage enters the U.S.

Daimler AG is expanding its stationary energy storage business to the U.S. market. After this years’ founding of the German Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH, a completely new subsidiary responsible for the development and global sale of Mercedes-Benz brand stationary energy storage, Daimler takes a further step towards growing the market. The newly established Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, LLC is assuming the development and sales of stationary energy systems for residential, commercial and utility applications for the North-American market. Boris von Bormann, U.S. solar industry expert, has been selected as the CEO for…

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What we can learn about carbon taxes from British Columbia’s experiment

What we can learn about carbon taxes from British Columbia’s experiment

In 2008, the Canadian province of British Columbia instituted a tax on carbon. It is “revenue neutral,” which means that all the money raised by the tax is used to reduce other taxes — the government doesn’t get any new revenue to spend. Ever since BC passed the tax, climate hawks have been arguing about it. Is it a success? A failure? What are its political implications for other jurisdictions? Now there’s a carbon tax on the ballot in Washington state that is explicitly modeled on the BC tax. (It’s…

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InnoEnergy launches social media for sustainable innovation

InnoEnergy launches social media for sustainable innovation

InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for Europe’s energy industry, has officially launchedCommUnity, an interactive social network to connect the sustainable energy sector. The platform was unveiled at InnoEnergy’s AlumniUnite event in Barcelona, Spain, from 28-30 October 2016. Sustainable energy innovators, entrepreneurs and companies from across the world can connect with like-minded individuals by singing up to CommUnity. The platform is designed to unite sustainable energy actors, stakeholders and innovators, creating a place for them to share ideas and develop energy innovations. InnoEnergy’s CEO Diego Pavia said: “Social media is central to…

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