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CAN (AB): Landowner workshops on renewable energy negotiations

The Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO) is hosting a series of workshops to talk about the negotiation of leases with renewable energy developers.“As Alberta moves towards the goal of having 30 per cent of Alberta’s energy resources come from renewable sources by 2030, a greater number of landowners are being.....

Biomass under fire from environmental groups

Environmental groups urged the United Nations to consider the ‘serious negative impacts’ of using biomass for energy.In a letter sent to the director-general of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 43 groups including Birdlife Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe, the International Tree.....

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UK: Canges to Renewable Heat Incentive opens up possibilities

GrowSave have set up a new event that aims to help growers understand how recent legislative changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) open up the potential for larger biomass boiler projects and for the biomass combined heat and power set-ups, while retaining the benefits for heat pumps. During the.....

UK: Why choose a ‘managed contract’ to sell your power?

Do you generate energy and wonder if you are getting the best price for it? The answer is most likely to be ‘no’ if you are selling via a simple Power Purchase Agreement; especially if you just opted to go with your existing import supply provider without shopping around.by Andrew Kneeshaw, Managing Director.....

CAN (ON): "Cap and trade could cost as much as $8,684/ha"

Cap and trade is a hot issue among Ontario's greenhouse growers. What will it cost them? And are there alternatives, apart from moving to another province or even another country altogether? Ecostrat explores the issue in a new white paper:"In 2015, there were more than 223 vegetable and 400 flower.....

European Commission clears €420M Czech CHP scheme

The European Commission has approved a Czech support scheme for electricity generation from high-efficiency combined heat and power plants under EU state aid rules. The Commission concluded the measure would support EU energy and climate change goals without unduly distorting competition.The Czech Republic.....

Caterpillar launches diesel generator set with improved power density

Caterpillar announced a new standby power node for the Cat 3512C diesel generator set. Rated at 1,750 kW for 60 Hz standby applications, the Cat 3512C generator set offers backup power from an optimally sized engine and a reduced overall footprint.The Cat 3512C diesel generator set is the latest in a series.....

EPA chief Scott Pruitt:

"Carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming"

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming."I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree.....

David Arkell, 360Energy:

Canada (ON): "Rate cuts mean big savings for smaller companies"

Recent headlines focused on the Wynne government's 25% cut to residential electricity bills in Ontario. This comes as welcome relief to many ratepayers who have seen electricity costs rise steadily in the past decade. According to David Arkell of 360Energy, Mid-sized businesses stand to benefit from another.....

Jan VanderHout on Ontario's Cap and Trade:

"We are not making iPhones, but produce basic necessities of life"

A large part of Ontario's greenhouse industry is currently hit hard by the Cap and Trade program that came into effect on January 1. While the program is aimed at fighting climate change and rewards businesses that reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, smaller growers who emit less than 10,000 tonnes of Co2.....

AgroEnergy starts ETPA pilot with Dutch growers

Tuesday 31 January, the Energy Trading Platform Amsterdam (ETPA) officially was launched. ETPA is a new trading platform that focuses mainly on intraday trade. ETPA wants to open the energy market for small players for whom the APX is too expensive and too complicated. TenneT is 40% shareholder of ETPA, they.....

"Farmers warn of unfair electricity price rises"

Cane farmers are sounding a warning to all electricity users that staying cool in summer, running a business and watering food crops is about to get more expensive.“The Australian Energy Regulator is on the verge of making a final determination on a new network tariff structure proposed by Ergon which will.....

CAN (ON): Expanding opportunities for advanced wood pellet producers

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada reports that one of its members – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) – operates the Thunder Bay Generating Station, which is the only plant worldwide that has been converted from coal firing to employ advanced wood pellets as the sole primary fuel.OPG is seeking to expand.....

Canada: Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

Through its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects that lead to greenhouse gas reductions when compared to a conventional alternative.Out of a total of 36.....