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Gasification-WTE Project Proposed for Germany

Lockheed Martin (LM) announced Nov. 19 that it’s partnering with Concord Blue to build a gasification-based waste-to-energy (WTE) project that will power 5,000 homes at Herten, Germany.

Public Policy

U.S. Coast Guard to Enforce Low-Sulfur Bunkers Rule

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Nov. 18 in its “Maritime Commons” news blog that it will work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that ships operating in North American and U.S. Caribbean waters comply with low-sulfur bunker limits starting Jan. 1, 2015.

Electric Power

RES Plans Grid-Scale Energy-Storage Projects in N. America

Broomfield, Colo.-based Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) recently announced that it plans to develop and construct two grid-scale energy-storage projects outside of Chicago that, once completed in 2015, will be the largest, fully commercial energy-storage projects in North America.

Public Policy

Assessing The EPA RFS Rule Delay

The recent decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to punt a final rule for the 2014 renewable-fuel obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2) until 2015 left industry stakeholders in a collective state of frustration and confusion.

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High-Polluting Diesel, Gasoline Vehicles Banned in Delhi

Aiming to slash some of the world’s worst air pollution, the government of India’s National Green Tribunal on Nov. 26 ordered Delhi local, state and federal agencies to ban all private or government diesel or gasoline vehicles more than 15 years old.

Transportation & Logistics

Singapore Supplies Continue Despite OW Bunker Bankruptcy

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) announced Nov. 14 that following discussions with some 50 of its 475 member companies at a forum organized by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) that bunker supplies haven’t been cut-off following the OW Bunker bankruptcy.

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Electric Power

SunEdison, TerraForm Acquire First Wind for $2.4 Billion

Solar developer SunEdison Inc. and renewable-energy power plant developer and operator TerraForm Power Inc. jointly announced that they signed a definitive agreement to acquire First Wind, one of the leading developers, owners and operators of wind projects in the U.S., for $2.4 billion.