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Global biofuels production to reach 62 bn gallons by 2023

Boulder, April 2013

After more than a decade of healthy growth for conventional biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel, the next wave of advanced biofuels is nearing commercialization. The pool of commercially available biomass-derived fuels is expanding to include advanced fuels derived from non-food feedstocks and drop-in synthetic substitutes for gasoline, diesel, and kerosene-based jet fuel. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide biofuels production will grow from 33.6 billion gallons per year (BGY) in 2013 to 61.6 BGY in 2023.

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EU emissions down 1.4% as double dip bites

London, 3 April 2013

Last year, some 1,876 million tonnes (Mt) of greenhouse gases were emitted from stationary installations by the 27 countries that participate in the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), plus Norway in line with predictions from Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, a leading provider of market intelligence, news, analysis, forecasting and advisory services for the energy and environmental markets.  

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EU ETS increasingly irrelevant: investors exit CDM market

London, 25 March 2013

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme “no longer has a significant impact on emission reductions”, according to one in five respondents to Thomson Reuters Point Carbon’s annual carbon market survey. The results of the survey – Carbon 2013 – reveal that 20% of respondents said the EU ETS caused emission reductions in the past but has little impact on emissions today. “We attribute this to the weak price signal currently generated by the EU ETS, which saw prices fall to historic lows in 2012” said Emil Dimantchev, Thomson Reuters Point Carbon analyst and author of the report.

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Small Wind Power installations to double by 2018

London, March 2013

The small wind turbine (SWT) industry is maturing, signaled by the expanded role of SWT certification, the existence of hundreds of manufacturers located around the world, the expansion of dealer networks, and the growing number of national and regional industry associations.  The number of applications is also growing, including applications in telecommunications, defense, and other sectors that involve producing power in remote locations.  According to a new report from Navigant Research, annual global installations of SWTs will roughly double in the next five years, growing from 86 megawatts (MW) in 2012 to 172 MW in 2018 and representing $3.3 billion in revenues.

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The hidden reserves of clean energy projects

London, 19 March 2013

Energy analysts are used to calculating the lifetime value of underground fossil fuel reserves. When it comes to renewable energy assets, however, they look at annual capacity and output, ignoring potential lifetime production. A new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, published today, has – for the first time – placed US and Brazilian wind and bioenergy projects on a basis comparable with fossil fuel reserves, and found them to be considerable.

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Cellulosic Ethanol heads for cost competitiveness

London, 13 March 2013

Ethanol manufactured from non-food “cellulosic” feedstock is on course to be cost competitive with corn-based ethanol by 2016, according to an industry survey conducted by research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Harry Boyle, lead biofuel analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said: “The cellulosic ethanol industry has something of a history of over-promising cost reductions and under-delivering. However, it may be dangerous to assume that it will not become competitive this decade. If our survey proves accurate, cellulosic ethanol will make meaningful inroads into the vehicle fuel market during the last years of this decade.”

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Crunch year for US biofuels

New York, 25 February 2013

Policies that govern the use of US corn-based ethanol – one which calls for a minimum amount of consumption, and another which limits how much can go into automobile tanks – are set to collide in 2013, market research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds in a new report.  Another policy, which stipulated a minimum amount of 'cellulosic', biofuel production, has already had to be relaxed this year, as policymakers recognized that the original targets are simply unrealistic.

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UK Shale no "Get out of jail card"

London, 21 February 2013

Exploitation of the UK’s significant shale gas resources is unlikely to result in low natural gas prices, according to new research by leading energy analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The cost of shale gas extraction in the UK is likely to be significantly higher than in the US, and the rate of exploitation insufficient to offset the decline in conventional gas production, meaning market prices will continue to be set by imported gas.

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Australia: Renewables now cheaper than new fossil fuels

Sydney, 7 February 2013

Australia wind beats new coal in the world’s second-largest coal exporter: Unsubsidised renewable energy is now cheaper than electricity from new-build coal- and gas-fired power stations in Australia, according to new analysis from research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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U.S. State CO2 Emissions - Update

Washington, 31 January 2103

U.S. Energy Information Administration: The following estimates of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) are based on the States Energy Data System. The state data include a summary table with total energy-related CO2 by state beginning in 1990, a table with emissions by fuel in 2010 and a table with emissions by sector in 2010.

Detailed tables for individual states provide emissions by fuel and sector for data beginning in 1980. Documentation for methodology is also included on the page.

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See the all State tables at: www.eia.gov/environment/emissions/state/state_emissions.cfm