2019 Keeling Curve Prize winners include Opus 12; conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals

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Finance. Solar Sister (Great Falls, Virginia) invests in women’s enterprises in off-grid communities in Africa. is using pay-as-you-save financing to help transportation companies switch to electric buses. Three Wheels United (Bangalore, India) is using finance and technology to decarbonize the auto rickshaw market. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels

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“Project Volt Gas Volt” proposes long-term financing plan to support widespread implementation of power-to-gas systems

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Project Volt Gas Volt is based on a long-term financing plan and the use of existing technologies for the large-scale conversion of surplus renewable electricity to methane, with subsequent reuse. The hydrogen is combined with CO 2 to produce methane, which is pumped into and stored in the existing natural gas grid and used like natural gas for use in power generation, transportation, or other thermal and industrial uses. Financing Project VGV: the Green Redemption Fund.

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Renewables account for approximately 10-15% of the global energy infrastructure investment and according to New Energy Finance renewables have been hit hard by the global recession with a 47% in Q1 2009 vs. Q1 2008 ($13.3 by Bill Cooke.

Lishen and ZAP in strategic alliance; funding for several thousand EV conversions in US

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ZAP, and electric vehicle company based in California, has entered into a strategic alliance with Tianjin Battery Company Ltd ( Lishen ), through which Lishen will provide financing for several thousand full vehicle EV conversions of US fleet vehicles using Lishen’s latest Li-ion battery technology and ZAP’s proprietary patented Vehicle Control Unit (VCU). ZAP plans to utilize this financing alliance to pursue other volume fleet opportunities in the Americas and SE Asia.

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INEOS Bio JV Closes $75M in private financing under USDA loan guarantee program for advanced BioEnergy Center in Florida

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INEOS Bio announced that its joint-venture project, INEOS New Planet BioEnergy (INPB), has finalized $75 million in private financing utilizing the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan guarantee program for its new Indian River BioEnergy Center located in Florida. This is the first large-scale advanced bioenergy project in the United States to finalize its financing in the latest round under the USDA government program to commercialize biorefinery technology.

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DOE releases five-year strategic plan, 2014-2018; supporting “all of the above” energy strategy

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To achieve this first objective, DOE intends to pursue parallel strategies: Advance options for diverse energy resources and conversion devices for power. Leverage increased private sector financing for deployment of “all of the above” energy technologies. DOE also will work with other agencies in addition to state and local governments to use existing authorities to remove barriers to increased financing for clean energy deployment.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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People-Oriented Development Current Status of REDD Financing the Fifth Fuel Peak Phosphorus - Commence Urine Recyling on Space. Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology is a bi-directional electric grid interface that allows a plug-in to take energy from the grid or put it back on the grid. The Smart Grid Consortium, established in December 2007 by Xcel Energy, will select a community of approximately 100,000 residents to become a Smart Grid City using V2G.

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TeraWatt Infrastructure aims to address the massive energy capacity needs of EV fleet charging depots


TeraWatt Infrastructure offers a comprehensive platform that combines financing, energy management and project development to help organizations make the transition to EV fleets. Charged : Is there a lot of storage being installed on the grid currently, at the utility scale?

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Nemaska Lithium reports construction and planing on schedule at both mine site and electrochemical plant; agreement with LG Chem

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Our conversations with end users suggest the market for battery grade lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate remains very tight. Further to the recent completion of a CAD1.1-billion (US$840 million) project financing package, the company resumed work at the Whabouchi mine, initiated the purchases of long lead items for both sites and is preparing the Shawinigan site for civil engineering work this summer.

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Beacon Power Flywheel Energy Storage Plant Approved for Construction by New York State Public Service Commission

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The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted the Beacon Power Corporation a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for its proposed 20 MW flywheel frequency regulation plant in Stephentown, New York, and approved the project’s overall financing. Conventional approaches to frequency regulation—balancing grid power generation with load—vary the power output from fossil-fuel or hydro generators connected to the electric grid.

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A123 Systems and Wanxiang execute definitive agreements for investment of up to $465M in A123

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A123 Systems expects the full investment from Wanxiang will provide it with the capital necessary to strengthen its competitive position in the global vehicle electrification and grid energy storage markets. Pursuant to the terms of the definitive agreements, Wanxiang would provide A123 with up to $75 million in initial debt financing under a Senior Secured Bridge Facility.

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A123 Systems in non-binding MoU with Wanxiang for strategic investment of up to $450M; Wanxiang would own up to 80% of A123 common stock

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Wanxiang’s proposed investment in A123 is intended to create the capital structure necessary for the company to continue growing its core businesses, and alignment with Wanxiang is also expected to substantially strengthen A123’s access to the growing vehicle electrification and grid-scale energy storage markets in China. Revenue from the electric grid market was not material in the second quarter of 2012 or the second quarter of 2011.

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UK study finds Bio-SNG could offer 90% reduction in lifecycle CO2; lower cost of carbon abatement than electrical solutions for transport applications

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Bio-SNG (Synthetic Natural Gas) delivered via the gas grid offers CO 2 lifecycle savings of up to 90% compared with fossil fuel alternatives, and offer sa more cost-effective solution than electricity for carbon abatement in transport applications, according to a new feasibility study published by National Grid (UK), the North East Process Industry Cluster ( NEPIC ) and Centrica. Cost of carbon abated for transport applications. Click to enlarge.

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Garage Lessons: Charging in The Real World

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And they can be made Level 2 ready with proper wiring and conduit for the day five or ten years hence when EVs can partake of all the the "grid smarts" envisioned. Clever financing, electric public transport, and "interoperability" are important issues and a lot is gained from cross-national conversations. Interoperability," once we decide what we are talking about, and "smart" charging capable of providing grid services some day, will not sell one PEV now.

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EU Industry Ministers Call for Harmonized EV Charging and Safety Standards by Mid-2011

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In further comments on the EC strategy, the ministers urged all stakeholders to use electricity generated from safe and sustainable sources of energy, including renewables, for charging electric vehicles by smart meters and building of smart grids, while recognizing differences in energy sectors of Member States.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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We’ve now got some Mo going with: California solar loan financing that will eliminate the big up front cost of solar. With the coming solar feed-in tariff legislation moving through Sacramento that will pay us for the extra solar energy we produce and feed back into the grid. SOLAR FINANCING – WHO GETS IT AND WHO DOESN’T. The loans are financed through the sale of assessment district bonds. Plug In Conversions Corp.

2009 163

Pike Research makes 10 electric vehicle predictions for 2013

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Battery swapping gives way to battery financing. Corporations are much better equipped to repurpose end-of-life EV batteries than individuals and will be able to sell into the growing market for grid energy storage.

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US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Laredo Bus Facility Solar Canopies: Provide shade structures with integrated, grid tied photovoltaic cells to be erected on the bus storage lot at the Laredo Bus Maintenance Facility. Grid sourced electrical energy used to recharge the bus batteries will be augmented with solar energy collected with panels procured and installed under this project. Material is being financed and procured through the New York Power Authority.

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Profile: Farmers Ethanol: Focusing on Sustainable Corn Ethanol Production and a Triple Bottom Line

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Financing challenges. All of this makes for a very difficult time to get financing for a new facility. At the recent International Biomass Conference and Expo in Portland Oregon, Edward Einowski, a partner in the law firm Stoel Rives and an expert on biomass project financing, provided an overview of today’s financial situation: “ There has been a tremendous push towards quality ” said Einowski. by Bill Cooke. Farmers’ Ethanol biorefinery process. Click to enlarge.

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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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I went and spoke to their City Council and said “For $50,000 a house I’ll put in solar AND battery systems and take you off the grid. If you’re going to do it, take the homes off the grid. That’s pretty mean to the rest of the grid. He wasn’t a finance guy, thinking “I’m going to make money.” It’s expensive and my clients don’t finance. Because for one, financing isn’t available anymore and two, early adopters are a different crowd.

2009 190

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Once weve consolidated everything to depend on the grid, we can clean up everything by cleaning up the grid. Once electric cars are more common, demand for electricity will rise, and electricity producers will have to look at big generators such as dams, nuclear stations or decentralised wind turbines that feed in to the grid.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Westbrook, 2001 "Gasoline to Electric Conversion Manual: A Workshop Guide for High Schools", published by the Electric Vehicle Society of Canada, July 2005 "History of the Electric Automobile: Hybrid electric vehicles", by Ernest H. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One? Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car?

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Also, besides giving you the ability to charge at night when most utility rates are lower, future vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology may allow you to sell some of your stored energy back to the utilities. The demands on the grid would require a lot of infrastructure work without some sort of "energy reservoir" in place. Third, I dont understand why people feel it available in message chatting to speak in a manner they would doubtless not use in personal conversation.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Because robust grid integration is essential for widespread customer acceptance of electric vehicles, Chrysler has enlisted the involvement of key utility partners, including Duke, ConEd and DTE. i would like to see maybe Smith America build a conversion of their current cars, maybe have a retrofit model so you dont have to get rid of the trucks at all, just upgrade! Automotive.coms auto loan locator can help you get a lower new car finance rate.