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  • Ukraine : Ukraine Seeks Foreign Investors in $18 Billion Renewables Market
    October 26, 2015
    Ukraine is trumpeting offers of breaks on tax and duties to lure foreign investors in clean energy as it pushes to reduce dependence on Russian gas.

    The government in Kiev wants 11 percent of Ukraine's power to come from renewable resources, mainly biomass, by 2020, Deputy Economic Development Minister Yuliya Kovaliv said in a speech in Berlin on Oct. 23. Ukraine needs foreign investors to help it reach its target in a market worth about 16 billion euros ($18 billion), she said.
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  • China : Shandong Sino Canadian Steam Power Corporation (Shandong) Launches First Clean-Coal Thermal Power Generating Plant in China
    October 26, 2015
    Shandong Sino Canadian Steam Power Corporation (Shandong) is pleased to announce the launch of its first clean-coal thermal power generating plant in China. Construction of the plant is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2016.

    Financing for the USD $260 M plant has been substantially arranged through a consortium of European based financing groups supported by user agreements with the plant's major power purchasers.
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  • USA : SEPTA Advances Innovative Sustainability Projects
    October 23, 2015
    On Oct. 22, SEPTA's Board approved two sustainability projects that will reduce energy consumption and improve resilience - at no cost to the authority. The two projects -first, an $18.2 million energy retrofit of SEPTA five facilities and railcar fleets with high-efficiency technologies; and second, an estimated $26.8 million natural gas plant to power part of SEPTA's Regional Rail system and its largest bus garage - will be financed entirely through energy savings guaranteed to SEPTA under the Pennsylvania Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA). Both projects will be designed and built by a certified energy savings company (ESCO) that specializes in energy efficient technologies to be deployed at each project location.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Best International Secures 2bn Chinese Investment for Power Station
    October 21, 2015
    Knutsford based asset management firm Best International secured crucial £2bn Chinese investment for an Anglesey and Port Talbot power station, which will create thousands of new jobs.

    The funding will transform disused industrial sites at Anglesey into a 299-megawatt combined heat and power station creating thousands of jobs between the two projects.
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  • China : Apple Just Announced Dramatic New Solar Energy Plans in China
    October 21, 2015
    Apple, the world's largest public company by market capitalization, announced late Wednesday a suite of new renewable energy investments and partnerships in China - the world's largest nation by greenhouse gas emissions.

    The iPhone and Apple Watch maker, which already powers its electricity hungry data centers and U.S. operations generally with 100 percent renewable energy, will now also seek to green its supply chain in the vast country, chief executive Tim Cook announced in China Wednesday.
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  • USA : More Clean Power For New York State
    September 28, 2015
    New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last week announced USD $175 million for five large-scale clean energy projects in the state.

    The five projects will add approximately 116 megawatts of capacity and generate around 356,000 megawatt-hours of clean electricity per year; enough to provide for the power needs of 54,000 average-sized homes.

    The largest project is the 100MW Ball Hill Wind Farm; which will be constructed in Chautauqua County, in the towns of Villenova and Hanover.
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  • Finland : TSE's NA4 CHP Multi-Fuel Power Plant, Naantali, Finland
    September 26, 2015
    NA4 CHP is a multi-fuel combined heat and power (CHP) plant that is being constructed at the existing site of the NA1, NA2 and NA3 coal-fired power plants in Naantali, Finland. It will replace the NA1 and reduce the capacity of NA2. The project is being implemented by a consortium of of Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto (TSE), A-Insinöörit, AX-LVI Consulting and YIT. TSE will own and operate the plant.

    The combined heat and power plant will have an installed capacity of 244MW of heat, 142MW of electricity and 50MW of steam. Its annual output will be 900GWh of electricity and 1,650GWh of heat.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : UK Climate Watchdog to Scrutinise Decentralised Energy Performance
    September 25, 2015
    The UK Parliament's Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched three inquiries into the Conservative Government's track record on the low-carbon economy and potential policy options going forward.

    The final consultation of a three pronged approach will be dedicated to looking into the country's energy infrastructure, including decentralised energies such as district heating and combined heat and power.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Green Investment Bank Backs Northumberland Biomass Plant
    September 24, 2015
    UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) and John Laing Group plc have committed £48m of equity to a new £138m renewable energy facility in North East England, developed by Estover Energy.The biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant in Cramlington, Northumberland, will generate 213 GWh of renewable electricity annually - enough to power 52,000 homes. GIB will make a £21m investment in the project, with John Laing investing in a stake worth £27m. Barclays will provide the remainder of the funding as debt, 60% of which will be guaranteed by the Danish export credit agency EKF.

    The project will also be "district heating ready," meaning that it will have the capacity to connect to any future district heating.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Capstone Microturbine to Power a Silica Manufacturer in Italy
    September 23, 2015
    Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade a processing plant for an Italian silica manufacturer.

    IBT Group, Capstone's Italian distributor, secured the order, which is scheduled to be commissioned in December 2015.
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