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Wednesday, 26 January 2011 12:54

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1.       In the year 2010 the transit of 4355.6 billion cubic meters of gas was accomplished through the South Caucasian Oil Pipeline

 

2.       Association - Efficient Use of Georgia's Energy Resources to Introduce Energy Capacity Initiative Results

 

3.       Arab Investors Show Interest in Financing Hydro Power Projects in Georgia

 

4.       New year starts with burst of solar projects

 

5.       GE launches challenge for ‘eco home of the future’

 

6.       EC President “unhappy” with progress on energy efficiency

 

7.       US could slash transport emissions 65% by 2050, says report

 

8.       Publications

 

9.       Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and Gas

 

In the year 2010 the transit of 4355.6 billion cubic meters of gas was accomplished through the South Caucasian Oil Pipeline

 

In the year 2010 from the Shakh-Deniz deposit the transit of 4355.6 billion cubic meters of gas was accomplished to Turkey through the South Caucasian Pipeline (SCP). In 2009 the transit through the same pipeline made up 4787.9 million cubic meters.

 

During the same period through the North-South Gas-Main Pipeline 1440.0 billion cubic meters of gas were transported to Armenia, which is 12% less than the volume of gas, transported in 2009.

 

http://gogc.ge/index.php?m=262&newsid=449

 

 

 

 

 

Electric Power

 

Association - Efficient Use of Georgia's Energy Resources to Introduce Energy Capacity Initiative Results

 

 

The Association - efficient use of Georgia's energy resources will introduce a report on results of the energy capacity initiative (ECI) project.  

 

The association has implemented the project with a co-financing of the US agency for International Development (USAID).

 

The project calls for developing a power passport of the Dusheti District, namely, on the use of energy resources and determining the potential, improving the energy security and creating a basis for normal functioning of the infrastructure in the region.

 

Nine organizations have received 10 000 to 100 000 USD grants in the second stage of the ECI program. Grants worth 500 000 USD have been issued as part of the project.  The CEI project worth 5.3 million GEL will last for three years.  

 

http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=29633

 

 

Arab Investors Show Interest in Financing Hydro Power Projects in Georgia

 

Arab investors may finance the implementation of hydro power projects in Georgia. Georgian Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri noted Arab investors showed such an interest as part of meetings in Abu Dhabi.

 

"At the meetings the partiers focused on Georgia's hydro power potential. Today Georgia exports electricity to all neighboring countries - Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey. Indeed, there is a huge potential to draw Arab investments to this sector", Gilauri told reporters in Abu Dhabi.

 

As reported, Gilauri started his official visit it to United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 17 and met various officials, including the United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon. Nikoloz Gilauri has also attended the energy summit.

 

http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=2962

 

 

 

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

 

New year starts with burst of solar projects

 

In one of the biggest deals, Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed contracts with SunPower and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures for 800 MW of solar power.

 

The deal with SunPower (for 711 MW) includes one of the largest single solar photovoltaic installations at Rosamond in California totalling 325 MW. The solar projects will come online between the end of 2013 and 2016 and will provide enough power for over 540,000 homes.

 

Down under in Australia, meanwhile, the province of New South Wales has given the go ahead for a $300 million 100 MW solar project. Infigen and Suntech will build the Nyngan Solar Farm, which will produce enough power for 20,000 homes.

 

http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/3709/

 

 

GE launches challenge for ‘eco home of the future’

 

GE has launched a global challenge looking for the new ideas for the ‘eco home of the future. The new phase of the company’s $200 million ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid, which was launched last summer, is seeking innovations to improve home energy efficiency and make use of wind, solar, hydro and biomass power.

 

“We launched the Challenge to spur innovation that will help transform how we create, connect and use power, and the number of passionate and innovative people who got involved to collaborate on global energy solutions has been a real eye-opener for GE,” says Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer and senior vice president.

 

Comstock explains that of the 4000+ ideas submitted to the ‘Powering the Grid’ challenge, over 1100 were in the category of home energy use.

 

http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/3695/

 

 

 

EC President “unhappy” with progress on energy efficiency

 

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso yesterday expressed his disappointment at the region’s lack of progress on energy efficiency.

 

“While on the renewables we are making a lot of progress and it is now realistic to think that we are going to fulfil our 20% target by 2020, this is not the case for our target on energy efficiency,” he said. “Let me tell you very frankly that I am unhappy with the progress made on energy efficiency.”

 

European nations are committed to producing 20% of the region’s total energy demand from renewables by 2020 and cutting emissions by a similar amount, but a 20% improvement in energy efficiency has not been set as a binding target.

 

http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/3684/B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Change

 

US could slash transport emissions 65% by 2050, says report

 

The US could slash greenhouse gas emissions from transport by 65% by 2050, according to a new report from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

 

The report, Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from US Transportation, identifies “reasonable” actions on three fronts, technology, policy and consumer behaviour, that could deliver the reduction.

 

Authors David L. Greene of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy and Steven E. Plotkin of Argonne National Laboratory identify three possible scenarios of improvement to efficiency in transport that could reduce emissions from 17% up to 65%.

 

http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/3719/

 

 

 

 

Publications

 

Energy 2050

The United Kingdom is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, a target that will only be achieved by transforming the way that energy is supplied and used 

Edited By Jim Skea, Paul Ekins and Mark Winskel

http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?TabId=102453&v=512475

 

 

Events

 

Cleaner Production Initiatives and Challenges for a Sustainable World
May 18-20, 2011 
São Paulo, Brazil
http://www.advancesincleanerproduction.net/
 
THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR GEORGIAN COMMUNITIES - ENERGY BUS PROJECT - PHASE II
Khashuri District, Georgia
24 – 28 January 2011
http://www.eecgeo.org/en/project_energy_bus.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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