EE North America, a subsidiary of the Danish renewable energy company European Energy, says it will be developing 10 GW of renewable energy in the United States by 2026. EE North America recently opened a new office in Austin, Texas, to support its U.S. development pipeline. The company has purchased over 7,000 acres of land […]
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Greenbacker Capital Management, a renewable energy asset manager, has purchased, through an affiliated investment vehicle, a 3.9 MW DC to-be-constructed solar farm from Sun Tribe Development, a clean energy developer in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Wood Brothers Road Solar project is Greenbacker’s first clean energy asset in Virginia. It has a long-term power purchase agreement […]
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to fund a $32 million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law program supporting front-end engineering design (FEED) studies to produce rare earth elements (REEs) and other critical minerals and materials (CMMs) from domestic coal-based resources. Rare earth elements and other critical minerals are key to […]
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Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners and its portfolio company Primergy Solar have sold a minority equity stake in the $1.2 billion Gemini Solar + Storage project outside of Las Vegas to APG, a large pension asset manager in the Netherlands. APG has agreed to acquire a 49% equity ownership in the project on behalf of its pension […]
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The European Commission is formally endorsing a new Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance, with the aim of scaling up the manufacturing of innovative solar photovoltaic products and components. This will contribute to accelerating the deployment of solar power across the EU and improving the resilience of the EU’s energy system. The alliance is one of the […]
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SimpliPhi Power, now part of Briggs and Stratton, has released the SimpliPHI ESS, which is composed of a 6 kW inverter, 4.9 kWh batteries, and the EnergyTrak gateway and mobile app. All components use closed-loop communications to allow for quick commissioning, remote monitoring and firmware upgrades, and better performance. The system specifications and installation guidelines […]
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LENEXA, KAN. (OCT. 11, 2022) – The Asphalt Sales Company in Olathe, Kansas, will pay $82,798 in civil penalties and improve pollution controls to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the company failed to adequately control stormwater runoff from its asphalt production and demolition landfill facility. EPA says these failures led to illegal discharges of pollutants into Cedar Creek.
“Uncontrolled runoff from manufacturers and landfills not only harms streams and rivers, but it also limits the public’s use and enjoyment of those waters,” said David Cozad, director of EPA Region 7’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division. “EPA’s enforcement actions demonstrate our commitment to protecting vital watersheds and creating a level playing field with businesses who are complying with the law.”
In the settlement documents, EPA alleges that the Asphalt Sales Company failed to comply with certain terms of its Clean Water Act permit, including failure to construct and/or maintain adequate stormwater controls; allowing stormwater to bypass existing stormwater controls; and failure to conduct and/or document required inspections of the facility.
In addition to paying the penalty, the company agreed to submit a plan to EPA outlining how it will return to compliance, including the installation and maintenance of effective stormwater controls at the facility.
Under the Clean Water Act, industrial facilities that propose to discharge into protected water bodies are required to obtain permits and to follow the requirements outlined in the permits to reduce pollution runoff. Failure to obtain a permit or to follow the requirements of a permit may violate federal law.
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Ameresco Inc., a clean technology integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and Bright Canyon Energy, a developer of energy infrastructure, have begun construction for the Kūpono Solar Project. This combined solar and battery storage system will be built at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam West Loch Annex in Hawai‘i. Once operational, the project […]
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Ontario Minister of Energy Todd Smith has directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to proceed with procuring up to 2,500 MW of new energy storage and other non-emitting resources to meet the province’s rapidly growing energy system needs. “Energy storage will help to enable more effective integration of the province’s generation resources while enhancing […]
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