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Thursday, February 11, 2021

BASF advances renewable energy commitment with wind and solar power contracts

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BASF advances renewable energy commitment with wind and solar power contracts
 | #TpromoCom | BASF is collaborating with EDF Energy North America to improve the energy balance and reduce CO2 emissions of two of its production sites in Texas (globenewswire).  https://bit.ly/3peF3ko

The companies have signed a 35 MW Wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will bring 25 MW wind power to BASF’s Verbund site in Freeport and 10 MW wind power to the Pasadena site. The agreement adds to another recently announced PPA that will supply the Freeport site with 55 MW power from EDF Renewables’ Space City Solar project.


“The agreements underline BASF’s commitment to sustainability. Manufacturing products for sustainable solutions, reducing emissions from our processes and using non-fossil fueled energy sources – all of these efforts help lead us on our continuing journey of sustainability,” said Chris Witte, Senior Vice President and General Manager for the BASF site in Freeport. “The addition of renewable energy to our Texas sites will ultimately benefit all three areas: sustainable products, processes and power.”

The projects will significantly improve the energy balance of both BASF sites and further complement the company’s overall sustainability goals. Approximately 70% of the energy supply to the Pasadena site and more than 90% of the power purchased in addition to the energy produced at Freeport site will be supplied from renewable resources. This equals the energy consumption of more than 10,500 households.

The addition of wind and solar power to BASF’s energy portfolio further enhances the company’s advancement toward its climate protection goal of CO2 neutral growth until 2030. As part of its ambitious Carbon Management program, BASF is gradually replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. At the same time, the partnership ensures the reliability of the BASF assets and increases efficiency and competitiveness at both sites.

EDF Energy North America is an industry leader in renewable energy solutions. The wind farm selected to supply BASF is located in Crocket County, Texas. The planned start date for providing the BASF sites wind power is June 2021. EDF Renewable’s Space City Solar in Wharton, Texas, is expected to begin construction in Summer 2021 and renewable energy supply will start mid-2022.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

The SolarWinds hack seems to be breathing new life into the supply chain security effort.

The #SolarWinds hack seems to be breathing new life into the supply chain #security effort
| #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity | The General Services Administration could soon start requiring on-site assessments of certain federal contractors under a new program to scrutinize risks to the supply chain https://bit.ly/39oAaiL

Tucked into the draft of a new governmentwide acquisition vehicle for information technology services called Polaris is language describing a tool to “identify, assess and monitor supply chain risks of critical vendors.” It would use classified and unclassified sources.

GSA said once the tool it’s developing—referred to as the Vendor Risk Assessment Program—is complete, “the contractor agrees


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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Solar Energy: New form of solar energy to enter US market


New form of solar energy to enter US market
 | #TpromoCom #solarEnergy #SolarPower #Solar | "Conceptually, it's a whole new thought process on how we make power." (abcnews.go.com

"Organic energy makes power from light at any angle, in any way. It's totally flexible because it's just printed ink. Conceptually, it's a whole new thought process on how we make power," said Paul Frischer, President of GO-OPV, an organic energy company.

The panels could be used for windows or trucks, phone or computer chargers, or it can be a building-integrated photovoltaics in glass.

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Integrators: Beware More Supply Chain Cyber Attacks



Integrators: Beware More Supply Chain Cyber Attacks
 
| #TpromoCom #SolarWinds #Hacker #Hackers #CyberSecurity | The SolarWinds hack is an example of a supply chain attack that integrators and AV software companies need to defend against.

The recent news of a large-scale attack on the part of a foreign government utilizing popular network monitoring tools should have integrators questioning the security of the remote monitoring tools they use.

U.S. government officials, cybersecurity experts and tech giants are working around the clock to uncover more evidence and possibly other supply chain attack vectors after IT software company SolarWinds disclosed that versions of its popular Orion product was compromised by foreign cyber actors.

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