srijeda, 29. veljače 2012.

News and Events by CCRES February 29, 2012


 

Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources 

News and Events February 29, 2012

DOE Launches New Research Program to Advance Solar Technologies

Photo of large metal trough in the desert.
Concentrating solar power, like this system, as well as photovoltaic systems, will get a boost from DOE's BRIDGE funding.
Credit: DOI
DOE announced on February 23 that $3 million is available this year to support research to significantly lower the cost of solar energy. The Bridging Research Interactions through Collaborative Development Grants in Energy (BRIDGE) funding will enable collaborative research teams from industry, universities, and national laboratories to work together in DOE's research centers. The research teams will support the goal of DOE's SunShot Initiative to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade.
The BRIDGE funding will enable researchers to leverage the tools and expertise of scientists at DOE research facilities so that fundamental scientific discoveries can be rapidly transitioned to existing product lines and projects. The BRIDGE program is the first to provide engineers and scientists developing photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies with the tools and expertise of DOE's research facilities. Those will include major facilities for x-ray and neutron scattering, nanoscale science, advanced microcharacterization, environmental molecular sciences, and advanced scientific computing. This collaborative approach will accelerate innovations to lower the cost of photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies. Full applications are due May 21, 2012. See the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy progress alert, the Funding Opportunity Exchange Web page for details, and the SunShot Initiative website.

Eight DOE National Labs Offer Streamlined Partnerships

DOE announced on February 23 that eight of its national laboratories will participate in a pilot initiative to make it easier for private companies to use the laboratories' research capabilities. The participating labs are Ames, Brookhaven, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, National Renewable Energy, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Savannah River national laboratories. The Agreements for Commercializing Technology (ACT) program will harness the United States' advantages in innovation to create jobs and accelerate the development of new clean energy technologies.
Previously, companies wishing to partner with the laboratories for commercial research had two options: signing a cooperative research and development agreement or a work-for-others agreement. The eight laboratories participating in this pilot program intend to offer a less constrained ACT option. Under an ACT, more flexibility will be available to negotiate the intellectual property rights for technologies created at a laboratory; there will also be more adaptability in other issues ranging from payment to project structures. The ACT agreements will also make it easier to develop multi-party partnerships. See the DOE press release and a list of frequently asked questions about the ACT option.

DOE Offers Support for Breakthroughs in Alternative Fuels

President Obama announced on February 23 new funding to catalyze breakthrough technologies for two alternative fuels, natural gas and biofuels. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renwable Energy will make $14 million available to support research and development into biofuels from algae. Also, through its Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA—E), DOE will make $30 million available for a new research competition that will engage scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to find ways to harness domestic natural gas for vehicles. The goal is to spur American innovation and encourage scientific breakthroughs that will help diversify the nation's energy portfolio, grow U.S. companies, and develop alternative vehicle technologies.
DOE will seek proposals from small businesses, universities, and national laboratories to modify existing facilities for long-term algae research and test new production processes that could lead to commercial biofuels made from algae. Awardees will establish and operate research "test beds" for algal biofuels that can facilitate development, test new approaches to algae production, and discover innovative ways to minimize the water and nutrients needed to mass produce algae for commercial biofuels. These advanced research projects will aim to significantly improve the sustainability of algae-based biofuels and accelerate technological breakthroughs. The awards represent the first phase in a total $30 million investment in algal biofuels in fiscal year 2012. Applications are due April 18. See the Funding Opportunity Exchange website for more information on the algal biofuels opportunity.
Also, ARPA-E intends to fund projects that will develop lightweight fuel tanks for cars that can run on natural gas and can fit into modern passenger vehicles. This approach includes developing affordable natural gas compressors that can efficiently fuel a natural gas vehicle at home. ARPA-E also seeks to fund projects that will develop absorbing materials that are able to hold gas, similar to how a sponge holds water. Such materials could lower pressure in vehicle tanks that hold and release natural gas, making them safer and more affordable for consumers. See the DOE press release and the Funding Opportunity Exchange website for more information on the ARPA-E natural gas opportunity.

Army Unveils First Military Fuel Cell Fleet

The U.S. Army unveiled on February 22 a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines in Hawaii are testing in an effort to research renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil. The zero-emission vehicles were funded by the Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center, Office of Naval Research, and Air Force Research Laboratories. The fuel cell vehicles, powered by renewable hydrogen, travel up to 200 miles on a single charge and refuel in five minutes.
The fleet of fuel cell vehicles is the latest effort of the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative, a partnership of 13 agencies, companies, and universities. The group is also testing hydrogen infrastructure elements so that other states can adopt a similar approach. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is providing technical and economic analysis of the vehicles. DOE has been funding the research and development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, such as catalysts and membranes, over the last decade. Such technologies are enabling the deployment of fuel cell vehicles and stations like those in Hawaii. See the Army press release and DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Program website.

BLM Advances Arizona Renewable Energy Development Project

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released on February 16 the draft plan for the Restoration Design Energy Project. The initiative seeks to identify lands across Arizona most suitable for wind and solar power projects, with a focus on areas that are previously disturbed or have low natural and cultural resource conflicts. The project seeks to establish "renewable energy development areas" on lands that include former landfills, brownfields, mines, isolated BLM parcels, and canal rights-of-way that are part of the Central Arizona Project.
The draft environmental impact study (EIS) also proposes a baseline for environmental protection measures for facilities sited in these areas. The areas could be used for wind or solar projects, both utility-scale projects with more than 20 megawatts capacity and smaller distributed-scale development. The preferred alternative identified in the draft EIS calls for designating lands within five miles of utility corridors and existing transmission lines or near a point of power demand, such as a city, town or industrial area. And the draft EIS addresses water issues by instituting design features to avoid negative impacts to watersheds, groundwater supply, and water quality. The BLM manages about 237,100 acres in Arizona that meet these criteria. Public comments will be accepted until May 17, 2012. See the Interior Department press release and the Restoration Design Energy Project Web page.

New Ideas Spring from the SunShot Incubator

In order to hatch a new idea, solar startups often need a supportive environment to help them take their first steps on the path of introducing novel technologies into the marketplace. Over the past five years, DOE's SunShot Incubator program has invested in nearly 40 small businesses to help them get off the ground.
A $17.5 million investment in the seven companies that made it through the first round of the incubator program has gone on to attract more than $1.6 billion of private financing as the companies develop and manufacture innovative solar technologies. DOE announced on February 8 that it will provide $12 million for the next generation of solar-related technologies in the seventh round of the successful SunShot Incubator program. The goal of this funding opportunity is to support solar energy hardware advancements and soft cost reductions, and to pilot manufacturing projects. Read the complete story in DOE's Energy Blog.

Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CCRES)


utorak, 28. veljače 2012.

The Nabucco Pipeline Project



CCRES promotes Nabucco Project

Nabucco is the new gas bridge from Asia to Europe and the flagship project in the Southern Corridor. It will be a pipeline to connect the world’s richest gas regions - the Caspian region and Middle East - to the European consumer markets.
The pipeline will link the Eastern border of Turkey, to Baumgarten in Austria - one of the most important gas turntables in Central Europe - via Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary. When completed the 3,900 km pipeline’s annual capacity will be 31 bcm. The construction of the pipeline is supported by the 2009 Intergovernmental Agreement signed in Ankara in July 2009, which harmonises the legal framework and grants stable and equal transport conditions for all partners and customers.
It is widely acknowledged that Central and Western Europe will face a considerable shortfall in its energy supply over the next two decades, with gas prices expected to increase as domestic production declines. Consequently, it is crucial that new infrastructure be established to meet further demand and ensure both security of supply and supply diversification.
The main pipeline will be built in one phase. Construction will start in 2013, first gas will flow in 2017.

Key stakeholders announce that as long as there is uncertainty over the gas supply sources, a final investment decision on Nabucco gas pipeline project cannot be made.
MOL’s CEO Mr Jozsef Molnar said that "For the time being, there is no obvious source of gas and there is also much uncertainty about the volume of the necessary investments. As such we can't even begin to discuss the project's returns."
MOL is a 100% owner of FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Company, which is one of the six shareholders in Nabucco gas pipeline project. The project is designed to transport gas from the Caspian region and Middle East to Europe. The project's other partners include Bulgarian Energy Holding, Romanian Transgaz, Turkish Botas, Austrian OMV and German RWE.
The main source for the Nabucco project is gas produced at the Shah Deniz II gas condensate field development in Azerbaijan. In addition to this, recently an official representative of Nabucco Gas Pipeline International said that the project's consortium considers northern Iraqi gas as an option to secure future gas supply to Europe.
The Shah Deniz consortium's official representative also stated that Nabucco submitted the project's new conception, according to which the pipeline will be laid from the Turkish-Bulgarian border to Baumgarten in Austria. The original pipeline’s route was expected to run through Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria over a distance of 3900 km.






Total length
3,900 km
Capacity 31bcm/ year
Pressure 100bar
Total Investment EUR 7.9 billio (Currently under review)

  • Pipeline starts at the Georgian/Turkish and the Iraqi/Turkish border, and finishes in Baumgarten near Vienna, crossing Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary.
  • Sections in the partner countries:
  Turkey: 2,581 km
  Bulgaria: 412 km
  Romania:   469 km
  Hungary:  384 km
  Austria:    47 km
  • Construction will start end of 2013, first gas will flow end of 2017
  • Gas will be supplied from the Caspian Region and Middle-East
  • Nabucco’s financing strategy will consist of 30% equity and 70% debt financing  
  • There are six Nabucco shareholders: Bulgarian Energy Holding (Bulgaria), Botas (Turkey), FGSZ (Hungary), OMV (Austria), RWE (Germany), Transgaz (Romania)
  • Nabucco will require 250,000 pipes and over two million tons of steel, along with several pieces of specialist equipment. This will help boost the European economy
  • Nabucco’s construction will directly create thousands of new jobs and many more via the multiplier effect. This will support the European labour market
  • Nabucco is the largest European infrastructure project in terms of countries involved. This will support European Integration
  • When operating at full capacity, Nabucco will transport 1,550 bcm to Europe over the next 50 years. This means that an economy the size of Germany could be supplied solely with Nabucco gas for over 16 years. Nabucco will make a considerable contribution to the security of supply for Europe


The route selection is a complex process, which needs to take into account the impact of construction on the environment, minimise the disruption to local communities, respect construction targets and deadlines and ensure the financial viability of the project. The following considerations were central to the decision-making process:
  • Avoiding areas of high population density
  • Avoiding areas of nature conservation and cultural heritage value
  • Avoiding difficult terrain as much as possible
  • Reducing the overall length of the pipeline as much as possible
  • Minimising the impact on long term investment crops
  • Minimising security risks
  • Minimising cost
NIC has made full use of existing pipelines and energy corridors in order to reduce the impact of construction and avoid opening up virgin territory. A full range of surveys was carried out, including ground investigations, geological, archaeological, ecological, social and climatology assessments. The results are being analysed and mitigation plans shall be put into place where needed.
The route of the Nabucco pipeline stretches from Turkey to Austria, crossing Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.
1. Turkey
The Turkish part of the pipeline starts in Ahiboz, south of Ankara and will continue westwards to the Bulgarian border, across the Central Anatolian Plain and the Marmara Sea, and through the towns of Inegol, Yuluce, Kirklareli and Kofcas.  The terrain is variable, mainly low level plains and gentle elevations on the eastern side of the Marmara Sea with higher elevations before the border into Bulgaria. 75% of the route in this section will follow existing pipeline routes. This section is 2,581 km long.
2. Bulgaria
The Bulgarian element of the route stretches up towards the existing compressor station at Lozenets, before crossing the Stara Planina mountain range to the North of the country. It follows a section of the existing east-west pipeline before crossing into Romania under the Danube. The landscape is more contrasted in Bulgaria and the pipeline will cross active fault lines. 50 % of the route in this section will follow existing pipeline routes. This section is 412 km long.
3. Romania
The pipeline follows the south western border of Romania and travels through the counties of  Dolj, Mehedinti, Caras-Severin,Timis and Arad. The terrain is rockier in Romania and mainly constituted of limestone. This section is 469 km long.
4. Hungary
The proposed route in Hungary follows existing pipeline corridors for approximately 52% of its distance. It includes several river crossings, with substantial flood protection barriers. The region is characterised by low lying, gently rolling terrain with vast arable and sunflower crops. This section is 384 km long.
5. Austria
The Austrian element of the route covers 47km and follows existing pipeline corridors along the Eastern border, across the Danube, towards Baumgarten. 90% of the route in this section will follow existing pipeline routes.
 
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There's No Tomorrow



This video is hands down the best I’ve seen yet at covering all the bases of our present converging dilemmas in one quick (35 minute) hit. Over the years I’ve presented all of the issues covered in this video — hitting them from various angles and in different ways to try to drive the point home — but it’s excruciatingly difficult to cover each element sufficiently whilst giving the casual or intermittant reader a full overview simultaneously. The excellent use of imagery has enabled the creators of this little video to touch on each subject whilst joining up all those dots into the fuller picture.

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ponedjeljak, 27. veljače 2012.

Southern gas corridor still needs ITGI



The selection of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project for the Italian pipeline portion of the Southern gas corridor is only a "provisional decision", says Harry Sachinis, chairman and chief executive of the Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA). In an exclusive interview with EurActiv, he insists that TAP lacks the necessary licences ITGI has. 

Azerbaijan recently announced it has selected he Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project for the Italian pipeline option of the project to bring gas to Europe from the Shah Deniz II offshore field. The other competitors in the Southern gas corridor - the Turkey-Greece-Italy Interconnector (ITGI) in which DEPA is a shareholder, Nabucco and British Petroleum - hope to obtain the 10 billion cubic meters per year from the offshore Shah Deniz II field. A decision is expected in summer [more].
Harry Sachinis spoke to EurActiv Senior Editor Georgi Gotev.

What is new with ITGI, the Interconnector Turkey-Greece-Italy project, since the recent news that the Shah Deniz II consortium has given its preference to a competitor, the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) pipeline, for the offshore section to Italy?
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to give you the information from firsthand. Let me explain what the ITGI system is in general. It includes also IGB -the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria, known as Stara Zagora-Komotini - and then IGI which is the interconnector between Greece and Italy. The idea is - in terms of timeline – IGI to be completed in 2014 and for it to actually carry early Caspian gas before the gas from Shah Deniz II becomes available, and also carry LNG gas that would come from our Revithoussa LNG terminal in Greece. This is very important because as we have seen from the press in the past couple of months, the region has suffered a crisis of gas supply. The reasons are the weather, but also because of other reasons like the fact that this winter Turkey proved to be unreliable, as it stopped providing the gas system in Greece.
And the interconnectors are independent from the bid for Shah Deniz?
Yes, because we are talking way before Shah Deniz II. Shah Deniz II is going to have the first gas in 2018 but the area can’t wait for solutions until then.
Now about Shah Deniz II. As we know there are four pipelines looking for which way the gas from Shah Deniz II will go. One of these pipelines is the IGI, part of the ITGI system. So the interconnection between Greece and Italy ... can be ready before Shah Deniz II gas is available. Because of commercial issues and one might say for negotiation tactics, and because the suppliers have a share with TAP, they made a provisional decision - those were the words they chose – to proceed with that project.
But TAP does not have all the necessary licences and approvals for it to be ready before the time that Shah Deniz II needs to make its final investment decision. And that’s a key thing because if that project is delayed because it doesn’t have the appropriate regulatory approvals, licences and intergovernmental agreements in place that ITGI has, that puts Shah Deniz II at risk of delay. So Shah Deniz II will have two options. One is to go through the northern route [to Austria], or come back to ITGI to actually resolve the commercial issues. And there is an important difference between these two choices. I believe – and I think this is shared by even the European Commission - that the link between Greece and Italy is extremely important for the security of supply of southeastern Europe, because in case of any disruptions for whatever reasons, the fact that there is a pipeline connecting Greece to Italy means that all of southeastern Europe can enjoy having this kind of back-up because you can bring back from Italy - reverse flow – or even from North Africa to Italy to Greece and to all southEastern Europe.
Yes but you can achieve this goal with TAP, it’s not only ITGI that provides this possibility.
You are absolutely right but you have to combine my two points. One point is that TAP cannot be ready for Shah Deniz II to make the final investing decision on time.
Are you offering your cooperation to join strengths with TAP?
I’m not going to comment on market speculation or what has been written. But if one looks at the combination of commercial capabilities and the strength of the routing and the approval that ITGI has, I think you know one may seem how one can resolve commercial issues and potentially also resolve all the timing issues and at the same time killing three birds with one stone, resolving the issue of security and supply in southeastern Europe.
The Commission has repeatedly said that many of the existing projects should combine strengths. Are you going to get a stake with TAP, what is your strategy?
One here has to take into account two things. TAP is a supplier project and just for Shah Deniz II gas. Shah Deniz is not necessarily the only supplier of gas into the area. I don’t want to say more about this now, but there needs to be a balance between suppliers and buyers - and maybe the combination of the commercial interest of the suppliers and buyers, and also with the quickest opening with the southern corridor based on the maturity of the ITGI projects based on the licences and intergovernmental agreements. There is some interesting space there, and as I said, combining that with another element that cannot be missed - especially after what we went through in our region for the last two months - the issue of security of supply. Because of the unreliability of Turkey, you need to have a linkage between southeastern Europe and Italy.
So you keep the cards close to your chest.
Wouldn’t you? [Laughter]
Look, as you can understand we are in the middle of a real game, a real negotiation and I'm not referring only to ITGI but to everybody - Nabucco, TAP, Shah Deniz II, whoever else is involved in bringing new gas sources into Europe. I think that this big negotiation that is moving to the most interesting time.
Is the fact that DEPA is one of the Greek [government] assets earmarked for privatisation, has it impacted of the decision of the Azerbaijani authorities to pick up the TAP option?
In terms of making their provisional decision, obviously having that uncertainty was an issue. But by far the key issue for the suppliers was the commercial issue, in terms of making more money for their gas. But in terms of DEPA, I should tell you that it has been doing extremely well.
We are having a second year of record profits that are going to be announced in a few days - officially. All the sectors of the group are performing extremely well, both the conventional companies, the distribution companies, pipeline company, everyone had a stellar year and were very pleased to report that. The indications are that there are some 20 very good companies interested in DEPA, also because it has a very strategic location. So I think this is going to be very interesting but of course there is the uncertainty of who is going to come.
Should Gazprom bid for DEPA? Are they allowed to bid?
Yes, they are free to bid. But I think the people who will bid the most interested in DEPA and who put the most money in, are people who actually see the opportunity to bring new gas into the market.
What is the time horizon for the privatisation?
This week the call of interest is going to be published.

nedjelja, 26. veljače 2012.

Actual prices per one liter of fuel February 26,2012


February 26, 2012 Unleaded (Superbleifrei, Euro sans plomb, Euro95)
Diesel (Gazole, Gasóleo)
Country
Retail Price
Price (Excluding VAT)
Retail Price
Price (Excluding VAT)
Austria € 1.381 € 1.151
€ 1.402 € 1.168
Belgium € 1.686 € 1.393
€ 1.533 € 1.267
Bulgaria € 1.328 2.61 лв. € 1.107 2.18 лв.
€ 1.410 2.77 лв. € 1.175 2.31 лв.
Cyprus € 1.276 € 1.110
€ 1.313 € 1.142
Czech Republic € 1.437 36.10 Kč € 1.198 30.08 Kč
€ 1.461 36.70 Kč € 1.218 30.58 Kč
Denmark € 1.777 13.21 kr € 1.422 10.57 kr
€ 1.630 12.12 kr € 1.304 9.70 kr
Estonia € 1.360 € 1.133
€ 1.395 € 1.163
Finland € 1.638 € 1.332
€ 1.571 € 1.277
France € 1.575 € 1.317
€ 1.399 € 1.170
Germany € 1.626 € 1.366
€ 1.532 € 1.287
Greece € 1.737 € 1.412
€ 1.547 € 1.258
Hungary € 1.480 422 Ft € 1.165 332 Ft
€ 1.543 440 Ft € 1.215 346 Ft
Ireland € 1.584 € 1.288
€ 1.556 € 1.265
Italy € 1.802 € 1.489
€ 1.736 € 1.435
Latvia € 1.399 Ls 0.977 € 1.147 Ls 0.801
€ 1.385 Ls 0.967 € 1.135 Ls 0.793
Lithuania € 1.370 Lt 4.73 € 1.132 Lt 3.91
€ 1.326 Lt 4.58 € 1.096 Lt 3.79
Luxembourg € 1.394 € 1.212
€ 1.271 € 1.105
Malta € 1.420 € 1.203
€ 1.350 € 1.144
Netherlands € 1.801 € 1.513
€ 1.495 € 1.256
Poland € 1.338 5.58 zł € 1.088 4.54 zł
€ 1.372 5.72 zł € 1.115 4.65 zł
Portugal € 1.676 € 1.363
€ 1.514 € 1.231
Romania € 1.285 5.60 lei € 1.036 4.52 lei
€ 1.324 5.77 lei € 1.068 4.65 lei
Slovakia € 1.490 € 1.242
€ 1.427 € 1.189
Slovenia € 1.412 € 1.177
€ 1.302 € 1.085
Spain € 1.422 € 1.205
€ 1.378 € 1.168
Sweden € 1.703 15.03 kr € 1.362 12.02 kr
€ 1.687 14.89 kr € 1.350 11.91 kr
United Kingdom € 1.617 £ 1.371 € 1.348 £ 1.143
€ 1.701 £ 1.442 € 1.418 £ 1.202
EU AVERAGE € 1.519 € 1.256
€ 1.465 € 1.211

srijeda, 22. veljače 2012.

News and Events by CCRES February 22, 2012

 

CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES 

 News and Events February 22, 2012


DOE Awards $6.5 Million for Tribal Clean Energy

DOE announced on February 16 that 19 clean energy projects by tribal nations would receive more than $6.5 million to support tribal energy development. The competitively selected projects in 10 states will allow American Indian tribes to advance clean energy within their communities by assessing local energy resources, developing renewable energy projects, and deploying clean energy technologies. The projects will help save money and create new job and business opportunities. The projects selected for awards fall under three project areas: feasibility studies, renewable energy development projects, and installation projects.
Thirteen feasibility studies will assess the viability of developing renewable energy resources or installing renewable energy systems on tribal lands to reduce energy use by 30%. For example, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Pablo, Montana, will evaluate the technical and economic viability of a co-generation biomass-fuel power plant that uses fuels from tribal forest management activities to provide up to 20 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Three renewable energy development projects will receive pre-construction funds for new renewable energy generation and one will significantly cut the need for diesel heating fuel. In one case, the Penobscot Indian Nation, Old Town, Maine, will complete the preparation required to secure funding for the proposed 227-megawatt Alder Stream Wind Project. And, two projects will deploy technologies to convert waste and biomass into energy. The Oneida Seven Generations Corp., De Pere, Wisconsin, will build a state-of-the-art waste gasification energy recovery facility capable of converting 150 tons of municipal waste into 5 MW of electricity per hour. See the DOE press release, the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, and the project descriptionsPDF.

DOE, Commerce Department Offer $1.3 Million for Energy Workforce

DOE and the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology ( NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program announced on February 16 up to $1.3 million for training programs. The programs provide commercial building professionals with critical skills needed to optimize building efficiency, reduce waste, and save money. The programs will help reach the Better Buildings Initiative goal of improving energy efficiency nationwide in commercial and industrial buildings by 20% by 2020, reducing energy costs by nearly $40 billion, and creating jobs.
The funding announced will support training centers targeted at improving energy performance in commercial buildings and manufacturing plants. To compete for the funding, universities, community and technical colleges, and trade associations across the country will partner with NIST's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers to create robust building efficiency training programs that leverage MEP’s efforts to help businesses create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. Training will be tailored to building operators, building managers, and energy service providers, and it will provide energy performance solutions that can save businesses 5%-20% on their energy bills. Applications are due March 30. See the DOE press release, the funding opportunity informationPDF, and the Energy Education and Workforce Development website.

DOE-Backed EV Battery Maker Opens New Plant

DOE recognized on February 14 EnerG2, which recently opened its new manufacturing facility for electric vehicle (EV) battery components. Supported in part by $21.3 million in DOE funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Albany, Oregon, facility will produce nano-engineered carbon materials for batteries and other energy storage devices that can be used in EVs. EnerG2's proprietary freeze-drying process to make its specialized carbon material was developed in laboratories at the University of Washington. At full capacity, the EnerG2 plant is expected to be able to produce enough advanced carbon material to support 60,000 electric drive vehicles each year.
EnerG2 is one of 30 advanced battery and electric drive manufacturing facilities supported by the Recovery Act. At full scale, these factories will be able to supply batteries and components for more than 500,000 electric drive vehicles. This support for both manufacturing and research and development is contributing to the revitalization of the U.S. auto industry and will help meet President Obama's goal of reducing oil imports by one-third by 2025. See the DOE press release and the Vehicle Technologies Program website.

DOE Highlights New GE Appliance Factory in Kentucky

DOE highlighted on February 15 the opening of GE Appliance's newly revitalized manufacturing facility that will produce its highly efficient water heaters. GE moved the operation from China to Louisville's Appliance Park, the first facility to open there in more than 50 years. The plant revitalization was partially funded through a manufacturing tax credit of $24.8 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and has already created hundreds of jobs in Kentucky. It will produce the company's new GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heaters, which were finalized and performance tested in partnership with DOE.
GE's prototype for the GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heaters was inspired by DOE research efforts in the late 1990s through the early 2000s, including work by DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In 2008, GE entered into a cooperative agreement with ORNL to rigorously test the water heater. The product underwent successive iterations of testing and design changes until test results on the final model indicated it could last 10 years and use less than half the energy of a conventional 50-gallon tank water heater. The new GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heater will be available to the public in April. See the DOE Progress Alert.
GE is also one of 60 companies cited by President Obama for taking part in DOE's Better Building Challenge. In 2010, GE achieved a 33% improvement in its own energy intensity and a 24% reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (both from a 2004 baseline). At that time, it set even more aggressive targets for 2015, including a 50% energy intensity improvement and a 25% GHG emissions reduction across more than 105 million square feet. See the White House press release and the Better Business Challenge website.

Leaders of the Fuel Cell Pack

By Sunita Satyapal, Program Manager, Fuel Cell Technologies Program
What do WalMart, Coca-Cola, Sysco, and Whole Foods have in common?
They’re leading the pack when it comes to hydrogen and fuel cells.
DOE's Business Case for Fuel Cells 2011 report illustrates how top American companies are using fuel cells in their business operations to advance their sustainability goals, save millions of dollars in electricity costs, and reduce carbon emissions by hundreds of thousands of metric tons per year.
The report profiles 34 companies and highlights how they incorporate fuel cell technologies into their business models. According to the report, in the last year, profiled companies used more than 250 fuel cells totaling 30 plus megawatts of stationary power—enough to supply electricity for over 21,000 households. In addition, companies in the report purchased or deployed more than 240 fuel cells at telecommunication sites and more than 1,030 fuel cell-powered lift trucks. Read the complete story in the DOE Energy Blog.

New Licensing Agreement Opens Energy Patents to NGOs, Non-Profits

The technology to improve access to fuel, electricity, and clean water for some of the world's poorest people may already be in the patent portfolios of DOE's national labs. The challenge, however, can be finding dedicated organizations willing to develop the technology and bring it to market, which can mean bringing energy technology to the most remote parts of the world.
As part of President Obama's Global Development Policy, a new licensing agreement opens a number of DOE patents to qualified non-governmental and non-profit organizations. Just as was offered to innovative startups with America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge, selected organizations only pay an upfront fee of $2,000 and a royalty of up to 2% of gross sales of licensed products.
Through new technology, the goal is to accelerate progress toward improved health, energy sustainability, and economic growth in some of the poorest countries in the world, many of which are in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Many organizations already have a presence in these countries, educating populations, caring for the sick, and improving standards of living by advancing the technology used to perform their most rote and domestic of tasks, like how they cook their meals. Read the complete story in the DOE Energy Blog.

CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (CCRES)

Projekt pučinskih vjetroelektrana


Jadranska ulaganja d.o.o. i dalje su spremna u tri škvera uložiti 183 milijuna eura i u ukupnim troškovima restrukturiranja uložiti 40 posto vlastitih sredstava. U upitniku su istakli kako ostaju pri istoj ulagačkoj strukturi koju su naveli u programu restrukturiranja. Od države, kao ni od bilo koga drugog ne traže poticaje koji nisu dopušteni u EU. Računaju na potpore koje EU daje za sektor istraživanja, inovacija i razvoja, tzv. horizontalne potpore.
Jadranska ulaganja d.o.o. u vlasništvu obitelji Končar, ne odustaju od privatizacije triju brodogradilišta - 3. maja, Brodotrogira i Kraljevice, a u dobivenom upitniku koji se odnosi na strukturu ulaganja koji im je ovog tjedna poslala nova državna administracija vide pozitivan korak naprijed u nastavku privatizacijskog postupka koji je počeo još prije dvadesetak mjeseci.

 Tržište jednostavno ne možemo krojiti prema našim željama nego mu se moramo prilagođavati i pratiti trendove. Koliko su velika hrvatska brodogradilišta troma i neefikasna svjedoči podatak da nijedno koje je danas u teškoćama i u postupku privatizacije, unazad jedanaest godina nije završilo niti jednu godinu s pozitivnim poslovanjem. To upućuje na zaključak da je hrvatska brodogradnje kroničan bolesnik koji zahtijeva određenu terapiju.U Njemačkoj i Danskoj je primjerice upravo orijentacija na gradnju u sektoru alternativne energije pokrenula gospodarski razvoj i rezultirala osjetnim zapošljavanjem.Koliko su i dalje neki dijelovi ispregovaranih obveza prema EU nejasni i nedorečeni, svjedoči i Končarov zahtjev za pojašnjenjem koji je uputio Ruđeru Friganoviću. Pojašnjenje se odnosi na citat iz Izvješća o ispunjavanju obveza iz poglavlja 8. od 1. srpnja 2011. u kojem stoji: Hrvatskim zakonodavstvom je utvrđeno da brodogradilišta svoju djelatnost gradnje brodova obavljaju na pomorskom dobru, odnosno nekretninama u vlasništvu države, a tijekom pregovora (sukladno dogovoru sa službama Komisije), utvrđeno je kako koncesijska naknada za korištenje pomorskog dobra u svrhu gospodarskog korištenja luke posebne namjene (brodogradilišta) treba biti uvećana. Službe Komisije su, naime zaključile kako prije nije utvrđena koncesijska naknada utemeljena na tržišnim osnovama te je stoga u suprotnosti s odgovarajućim pravilima EU-a. U veljači 2011. Vlada RH je s upravama svih brodogradilišta u teškoćama sklopila dodatke ugovorima o koncesiji pomorskog dobra koji sadrže novi iznos koncesijske naknade za uporabu pomorskog dobra, utemeljenu na tržišnim osnovama.

Tko može ući i razmrsiti sve te ugovore, veze, koncesije, i još k tome u Hrvatskoj, gdje sudski sporovi nadžive strane u samom procesu?! Projekt pučinskih vjetroelektrana koje bi se mogle graditi i na hrvatskom Jadranu za svaku je pohvalu. Na sjeveru Njemačke i još nekih drugih europskih gradova instalirane su moćne vjetroturbine za što su njihovi stručnjaci osmislili i proizveli potrebnu tehnologiju.Zato nam je nužna kvalitetna i kontinuirana suradnja sa hrvatskim znanstvenicima i stručnjacima od kojih smo već jako mnogo mogli i trebali načiti,ali nismo. Od stručnjaka i znanstvenika okrećemo glavu, radije medijske stupce punimo protestima kojekakvih zelenih i sveprisutnih udruženja za spas hrvatske ovakve kakva je sad, hrvatske prošlih stoljeća dok  Europa i svijet idu naprijed.

Već vidimo dušebrižnike na gumenjacima nekoliko milja od obale zajapurene i željne svojih pet medijskih minuta.Mišljenja smo da treba hitno krenuti u spašavanje nacionalne brodogradnje. Hrvatska brodogradnja je strateški dio nacionalnog gospodarstva koji može već u ovoj godini postati jedan od pokretača izlaska iz krize i višegodišnje recesije te tako pridonijeti konkurentnosti nacionalnog gospodarstva. 
Stara poslovica kaže: "Dajte dite materi", u ovom slučaju ljudima, stručnjacima koji žele raditi.

Hrvatski Centar Obnovljivih Izvora Energije (HCOIE)

ponedjeljak, 20. veljače 2012.

Actual prices per one liter of fuel February 20,2012


February 20, 2012 Unleaded (Superbleifrei, Euro sans plomb, Euro95)
Diesel (Gazole, Gasóleo)
Country
Retail Price
Price (Excluding VAT)
Retail Price
Price (Excluding VAT)
Austria € 1.370 € 1.142
€ 1.380 € 1.150
Belgium € 1.663 € 1.374
€ 1.526 € 1.261
Bulgaria € 1.289 2.52 лв. € 1.074 2.10 лв.
€ 1.361 2.66 лв. € 1.134 2.22 лв.
Cyprus € 1.276 € 1.110
€ 1.313 € 1.142
Czech Republic € 1.440 36.10 Kč € 1.200 30.08 Kč
€ 1.464 36.70 Kč € 1.220 30.58 Kč
Denmark € 1.747 12.99 kr € 1.398 10.39 kr
€ 1.613 11.99 kr € 1.290 9.59 kr
Estonia € 1.360 € 1.133
€ 1.395 € 1.163
Finland € 1.627 € 1.323
€ 1.564 € 1.272
France € 1.578 € 1.319
€ 1.385 € 1.158
Germany € 1.587 € 1.334
€ 1.469 € 1.234
Greece € 1.722 € 1.400
€ 1.542 € 1.254
Hungary € 1.431 420 Ft € 1.127 331 Ft
€ 1.489 437 Ft € 1.172 344 Ft
Ireland € 1.577 € 1.282
€ 1.554 € 1.263
Italy € 1.740 € 1.438
€ 1.678 € 1.387
Latvia € 1.369 Ls 0.956 € 1.122 Ls 0.784
€ 1.359 Ls 0.949 € 1.114 Ls 0.778
Lithuania € 1.356 Lt 4.68 € 1.121 Lt 3.87
€ 1.315 Lt 4.54 € 1.087 Lt 3.75
Luxembourg € 1.376 € 1.197
€ 1.271 € 1.105
Malta € 1.410 € 1.195
€ 1.320 € 1.119
Netherlands € 1.756 € 1.476
€ 1.475 € 1.239
Poland € 1.328 5.59 zł € 1.080 4.54 zł
€ 1.366 5.75 zł € 1.111 4.67 zł
Portugal € 1.670 € 1.358
€ 1.492 € 1.213
Romania € 1.281 5.57 lei € 1.033 4.49 lei
€ 1.327 5.77 lei € 1.070 4.65 lei
Slovakia € 1.491 € 1.243
€ 1.428 € 1.190
Slovenia € 1.412 € 1.177
€ 1.302 € 1.085
Spain € 1.393 € 1.181
€ 1.358 € 1.151
Sweden € 1.682 14.78 kr € 1.346 11.82 kr
€ 1.666 14.64 kr € 1.333 11.71 kr
United Kingdom € 1.660 £ 1.388 € 1.383 £ 1.157
€ 1.741 £ 1.457 € 1.451 £ 1.214
EU AVERAGE € 1.503 € 1.243
€ 1.450 € 1.199

nedjelja, 19. veljače 2012.

Hard times for Carbon capture and storage (CCS)



Europe's record-low carbon prices are making carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology more of "an annoyance" in the absence of additional incentives, a delegate told a Brussels conference where policymakers and energy experts assessed the EU's energy strategies in the light of the economic downturn.
The comeback of nuclear energy and fossil fuels as well as hard times for solar energy and technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) were the highlights of a conference organised by the French Institute for International relations (IFRI) in Brussels 16 February.
Philip Lowe, European Commission Director General for Energy, said that it was up to EU countries to decide their energy mix, but warned of various constraints.
"You probably read the Citibank report. European energy is uninvestable at the moment because there are too many uncertainties, too many different instances at national level deciding what should be done, no clear indication as to the level of subsidy to be allowed at various places," he said, naming the renewable and nuclear sector.
CCS 'an annoyance'
"Carbon capture and storage (CCS) sounds great. Unfortunately, our public doesn't like it, he said.
Derek Taylor, Regional Representative for Europe of the Global CCS Institute, admitted that this industry was "still waiting", because it implies huge costs "at a time when people are rather unwilling to invest" in what they perceive just as disposing waste.
At the cost of CO2 at only €8, CCS is "just an annoyance", he said, adding that in the absence of additional incentives, it was "impossible" to make a case for CCS.
Solar also in crisis
Arnaud Chaperon, Senior Vice President of Electricity and Renewable Energies at French energy giant Total, said solar power in Europe was undergoing a "major crisis", since China became a major competitor.
He said that this industry was "still in its infancy" and could be competitive in places such as California, the South of Italy or the Middle East, where it could be cost-effective without subsidies.
The solar industry is going to be "chaotic" in the next two or three years in Europe, but in the longer term, it could have a bright future, Chaperon said.
EurActiv.com
Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CCRES) 

petak, 17. veljače 2012.

Centar za praćenje poslovanja energetskog sektora i investicija


Vlada Republike Hrvatske na svojoj je sjednici objavila prijedlog Zakona o centru za praćenje poslovanja energetskog sektora i investicija, s konačnim prijedlogom Zakona, nakon što je rasprava o tome prošloga tjedna povučena s dnevnog reda radi intervencije ministrice Holy.

Trgovačka društva u kojima Republika Hrvatska ima dionice i udjele, posebno u energetskom sektoru, predstavljaju značajan dio bruto društvenog proizvoda, zaposlenosti i tržišne kapitalizacije. Njihovo poslovanje je od velikog značaja za građane i sve dijelove poslovnog sektora. Slijedom navedenog, upravljanje u tim trgovačkim društvima je od presudne važnosti za osiguravanje njihovog pozitivnog doprinosa cjelokupnoj ekonomskoj učinkovitosti i konkurentnosti države.

U proteklom razdoblju, investicije koje su se odvijale u tim trgovačkim društvima ili koje su do njih vođene te koje su vođene od strane tijela državne uprave često su bile bez sustavne kontrole i praćenja Vlade Republike Hrvatske kao imatelja vlasničkih ovlasti. To je imalo za posljedicu da su neke investicije bile neučinkovite, nekoordinirane, neisplative, a i upitne u odnosu na ostvarenje općih ciljeva i strategije razvoja.

Republika Hrvatska kao država često je u nesuglasju između proklamiranih ciljeva svojih gospodarskih politika, s jedne strane, i potrebe profitabilnog poslovanja trgovačkih društava u kojima je imatelj dionica i udjela, s druge strane.

Kako bi se izbjegao nepotreban politički utjecaj ili pasivna državna vlasnička uloga, od izuzetne je važnosti za vlasničko tijelo da se usmjeri na učinkovito ostvarivanje vlasničkih prava. Država kao vlasnik trebala bi se, u pravilu, ponašati kao svaki veliki dioničar kada je u poziciji da značajno utječe na trgovačko društvo i da bude informiran i aktivan dioničar kad ima manjinski udio. Uputno je da svoja vlasnička prava ostvaruje u cilju da zaštiti svoje vlasništvo i optimizira njegovu vrijednost, stoji u smjernicama za donošenje ovoga Zakona.

U pogledu investicija, uočeno je da su, u nedostatku strategije investiranja i praćenja investicija, tijela državne uprave prespora u donošenju odluka, što dovodi do pogoršanja uvjeta financiranja i pogoršanja drugih okolnosti relevantnih za uspješnu realizaciju neke investicije.

Slijedom prethodno navedenih činjenica, Vlada je predložila donošenje ovoga Zakona koji je izrađen uvažavajući Smjernice OECD-a za korporativno upravljanje u državnih tvrtkama i pozitivna iskustva drugih zemalja, a sve s ciljem iznalaženja rješenja za poboljšanje financijske učinkovitosti društava u energetskom sektoru u kojima država ima dionice i udjele te odgovarajućeg i ciljanog usmjeravanja financijskih sredstava na način koji osigurava najveći i dugoročni ekonomski povrat, stabilan rast te centralizirano i sustavno praćenje investicija u Republici Hrvatskoj.

U pronalaženju ravnoteže između nadležnosti države za aktivno izvršavanje njenih vlasničkih funkcija i istovremenog suzdržavanja od nametanja pretjeranog i neprimjerenog političkog utjecaja na radi i upravljanje trgovačkih društava, ovim Zakonom se uređuje praćenje poslovanja energetskog sektora i investicija.

Nadalje, Zakonom se predlaže da država svoju vlasničku funkciju provodi putem centraliziranog tijela koji djeluje neovisno i u skladu s javno objavljenom vlasničkom politikom i u tom smislu, predlaže osnivanje Centra za praćenje poslovanja energetskog sektora i investicija.

Vlada je u svojem prijedlogu istaknula kako su predložena zakonska rješenja dobar pravni okvir kojim će se doprinijeti povećanju financijske učinkovitosti i transparentnosti poslovanja, ubrzanju procesa odlučivanja u trgovačkim društvima u energetskom sektoru, s odgovarajućim i ciljanim usmjeravanjem financijskih sredstava na način koji osigurava najveći i dugoročni ekonomski povrat, stabilan rast te centralizirano i sustavno praćenje investicija u Republici Hrvatskoj, kao i koordinaciju i vođenje investicija javno privatnog partnerstva u kojima sudjeluju tijela državne uprav, a izvan područja infrastrukture.

Ovome dodajemo kako u smislu ovog Zakona, pojam energetski sektor ima značenje trgovačkih društava u kojima je Republika Hrvatska imatelj dionica i udjela i koja obavljaju sljedeću djelatnost: istraživanje i eksploataciju nafte i plina, proizvodnju naftnih derivata te trgovinu naftnim derivatima i prirodnim plinom, transport nafte naftovodima, transport naftnih derivata produktovodima i drugim oblicima transporta, skladištenje nafte i naftnih derivata, transport i skladištenje plina, LNG terminali, proizvodnju, prijenos, distribuciju i opskrbu električne energije, vođenje elektroenergetskog sustava, organiziranje tržišta električnom energijom, proizvodnju opreme i postrojenja za proizvodnju, prijenos i distribuciju električne energije, kao i opreme za primjenu u području transporta i industrije, proizvodnju i distribuciju topline te naposljetku obnovljivi izvori energije.

Djelatnosti Centra su: analiza poslovanja i planova razvoja trgovačkih društava, izrada prijedloga Strategije investicija u energetskom sektoru, kao sastavnog dijela cjelovite Strategije upravljanja državnom imovinom, stručna potpora izrade prijedloga programa investicija na temelju višegodišnjih i godišnjih programa u energetskom sektoru, stručna potpora i sudjelovanje u izradi prijedloga programa investicija, stručna potpora i sudjelovanje u pripremi natječaja i odabiru strateškog partnera, stručna potpora u pripremi i ugovaranju investicija u energetskom sektoru, pružanje stručne pomoći u realizaciji strateških projekata za financiranje i pronalaženje strateških partnera za financiranje, izrada pravila praćenja investicija za trgovačka društva, izrada i vođenje Registra svih investicija, vođenje i koordinacija investicijskih projekata javno privatnog partnerstva, uspostavljanje i razvijanje suradnje s nadležnim tijelima državne uprave, tijelima jedinica lokalne i područne (regionalne) samouprave i pravnim osobama s javnim ovlastima i drugim pravnim osobama, uspostavljanje i razvijanje suradnje s međunarodnim institucijama iz područja poticanja i razvoja investicija, a osobito investicija u energetskom sektoru, praćenje i analiza provedbe smjernica i pravila planiranja, odobravanja i praćenja investicija u energetskom sektoru te predlaganje ministru nadležnom za gospodarstvo preuzimanje mjera za otklanjanje uočenih nedostataka.

Sredstva za početak rada Centra osigurati će se u Državnom proračunu iz proračuna Ministarstva gospodarstva, a Centar će se nadalje financirati iz naknada za pripremu i vođenje investicija (na temelju sporazuma Centra i subjekata koji su nositelji investicija) i drugih sredstava ostvarenih iz obavljanja svoje djelatnosti. Navedeno je još kako se Centar može financirati i sredstvima kao što su donacije, krediti, sredstva međunarodne pomoći, sredstva iz instrumenata programa i fondova Europske unije i drugih sredstava i drugih sredstava prema posebnom zakonu.

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