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The States of New York, New Jersey, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts announced submission of the group’s proposal for a Northeast Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub to the U.S. Department of Energy to compete for a $1.25 billion share of the $8 billion in federal hydrogen hub funding available as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Nearly 40% of global carbon emissions come from the built environment, including the construction industry. Climate change impacts the world every day, and it is vital that the construction industry continues working toward sustainability. The industry is making strides toward greener practices.
Cheaper heating oil deals blow to Government rural heat pump rollout.
Drop in heating oil price welcomed by rural households but adds fuel to heat pump cost debate.
According to the EUA, an average household using a heat pump at the efficiency level used in government trials and paying the Energy Price Guarantee for electricity will spend £1202 on heating. In contrast, the same property that relies on an oil boiler and pays the current market rate for heating oil will spend just £707, an annual saving of £495.
These alarming numbers raise doubts about the government’s proposal to ban households from installing new oil boilers after 2026, with heat pumps being the preferred alternative for home heating. As per government estimates, the average installation cost of a heat pump is £13,000, which could be a significant burden for many homeowners who are already struggling to make ends meet.
Mike Foster, CEO of the EUA, said: “Households currently using oil to heat their homes will be shocked to find out that being forced to fit a heat pump will cost them £13,000 up front and then an extra £500 a year for the privilege. It’s an appalling situation that faces those living in rural areas from 2026. …Read more
Valmet and Greenalia Biomass Power Curtis-Teixeiro S.L.U have signed a three-year service agreement to further improve the performance of Greenalia’s Curtis-Teixeiro biomass plant in Spain. The agreement is included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2023 and is effective immediately. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.
Steeper Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Invest Alberta Corporation to commercialize Steeper’s proprietary Hydrofaction® technology within Alberta, aligning with Alberta’s broader goal of becoming Canada’s cleantech leader. Steeper’s Hydrofaction® technology is a proprietary form of Hydrothermal Liquefaction which over Steeper’s 12-year history has been proven capable of converting a wide range of biowaste feedstocks to flexible renewable biocrude. Hydrofaction® biocrude can be used directly or upgraded for use as a renewable marine, diesel, or aviation fuel.
Eco Wave Power Global has announced the opening of a U.S. subsidiary, under the name Eco Wave Power U.S. The Company plans to also establish a corporate office in New York City, which will be Eco Wave Power’s first office in the United States. The subsidiary will serve as a North American base for Eco Wave Power’s executives and team.