On May 14, 2015, Bank of America (BoA) announced that it has issued a $600 million bond to fund renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. This is the second time that BoA has offered green energy bonds. In 2013, BoA issued $500 million in green bonds after pledging to commit $50 billion over ten years to advance renewable energy and promote energy efficiency projects. The new $600 million bond will advance low-carbon solutions by lending, investing, facilitating capital, and providing advice for clients globally who are advancing the low-carbon economy.
Case Study: New Tennessee Waste-To-Energy Plant
Clean Conversion Infrastructure Addition To Give Lebanon Renewable EnergyPHG Energy will provide the vibrant and growing Middle Tennessee city of Lebanon with a new method of sustainable waste disposal and renewable energy production when this system is completed in 2016. Commercial wood waste that was previously dumped into in area landfills, hundreds of tons of scrap tires, and local municipal sewer sludge will be blended to provide feedstock for the clean gasification process. Synthetic gas produced will fuel...
The Energy Consultant's Guide to a Green Energy Brief
A practical overview of how Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology can be specified to meet a green energy brief When a green energy brief talks about conserving energy, reducing energy costs, reducing CO2 emissions, and improving the reliability of energy supply, energy consultants should consider Combined Heat and Power (CHP), which can generate: Low carbon energy – using fossil fuels, e.g. natural gas. Renewable (zero-carbon) energy – using non-fossil fuels. How dothe credentials of...
Open Teleconference Of The State Energy Advisory Board Announced
On June 17, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an open teleconference of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) in the Federal Register. STEAB advises DOE and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on the operation of its energy efficiency programs, renewable energy programs, and grant programs for research and deployment in energy efficiency and renewable energy fields. The tentative agenda includes: "Receive STEAB Task Force updates on action items and revised objectives...
3 Steps to Help You Prepare for your Next Energy Contract Renewal
Knowing your energy contract is up for renewal is one thing; getting the best deal on your energy procurement is another. With many contracts scheduled for renewal this autumn, energy contract renewal will be high on the to-do list for energy managers and procurement teams across the country. A big part of this will be getting to grips with the constant changes in the utility markets and working out the best time to place energy contracts. But despite all the best intentions to renew your contract in plenty of...
South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth
South Africa`s 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government launched its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) to accelerate development. The REIPPPP has thus far procured 3.4 GW of wind, 2.4 GW of PV and 400 MW of CSP capacity and has attracted 193 billion rand ($13 billion) of private sector investments. The South African government is working hard to process the high number of applications for...