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Vineyard success in Connecticut

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:47
Vineyard Wind's 804MW Park City Wind has been selected in an offshore solicitation in Connecticut.
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Hybrid projects to 'become the new norm'

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:49
Developer-utility ScottishPower has submitted permit applications to add solar power capacity to existing wind projects in the UK, which its CEO says will become increasingly common in the early 2020s.
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Danish wind nearly subsidy free

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:51
The latest joint technology tender in Denmark has seen subsidies fall to an average price of DKK 15.4/MWh (€2.06/MWh), with the lowest wind price of just DKK 10/MWh (€1.34/MWh). Meanwhile, wind-solar hybrid projects are also successful.
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Oklo Announces Launch Of Integrated Fission-Renewable Plant

Nuclear Power - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 17:41
Oklo, Inc., a small company in California, this week announced the launch of Aurora, an advanced fission clean energy plant the company says is designed to produce “affordable, reliable, clean, power.” The company has been engaged in pre-application activities with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission since 2016. Currently, the company is preparing to ready an application for license approval.(read more)

COP25: Global emissions continue to climb

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:23
Research by the Global Carbon Project shows that the increase in emissions for 2019 will likely be considerably slower than the previous two years, but that the world is still a long way off the rapid cuts to emissions required to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C.
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Senvion troubles delay Trianel completion

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:24
The 203MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II project is facing reduced revenues as it misses out on a subsidy deadline caused, in part, by Senvion's insolvency procedures.
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Cruas Shutdown Extended Says EDF

Nuclear Power - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 22:17
French utility EDF is postponing the restart of the Cruas nuclear plant’s Unit 2 until mid-week in order to extend the inspection prompted by the 5.1 magnitude earthquake of November 11, French regulators said.(read more)

Terrestrial Energy IMSR Advanced Reactor Selected by Canadian and U.S. Regulators for Joint Review

Nuclear Power - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 18:15
---Press Release-- The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have selected Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) for the first joint technical review of an advanced, non-light water nuclear reactor technology.(read more)

Macron vows to accelerate France's offshore ambitions

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:17
France has committed to tendering up to two offshore wind projects annually and to ease the permitting hurdles facing the industry, the president has said.
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Ørsted secures partial off-take deal for BR3

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:16
Ørsted and German chemicals firm Covestro have signed a 100MW power purchase agreement to cover a portion of the output from the 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 site, under development in the North Sea.
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Candu Energy To Work On Chinese AHWR Plant

Nuclear Power - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 18:01
Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy Inc. will work on preliminary licensing and safety guidance work in a new contract with China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd (CNNP) the engineering and construction giant confirmed.(read more)

Rosatom Completes Fuel Deliveries To India

Nuclear Power - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:45
Rosatom's nuclear fuel division TVEL JSC has shipped the final consignment of uranium fuel pellets for BWR reactors in India, completing their contractual obligations with the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India. The total volume of the supplied fuel pellets exceeded 50 tons with all shipments have carried out in 2019.(read more)

Nexans in US tie-up with Ørsted

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:56
French cable supplier Nexans will build a cable facility in the US, after signing a framework agreement with offshore wind developers Ørsted and Eversource Energy.
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#CancelBillionaires Campaign Launched to Reduce Inequality and Stop Climate Change

Global Warming - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 08:00
Propose Presidential executive order for 100% tax on billionaires.

Shift to auctions leaves Irish wind vulnerable to mid-term slump

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 15:44
The Irish government has approved a new renewables auction scheme but the wind industry trade body has warned of a gap in installations.
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ESB joins Neart Na Gaoithe

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 11/28/2019 - 11:04
EDF Renewables has firmed up the supplier list for its 448MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project in Scotland and announced a new financial partner, as the project moves towards construction.
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Equinor makes Hywind performance data available

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 11/28/2019 - 10:24
Project partners Equinor and Masdar have shared performance data from a single turbine at the 30MW Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm on a free-to-use basis for supply chain businesses and academia.
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UK's Frazer-Nash To Work On Tokamak Reactor

Nuclear Power - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 18:17
leading systems and engineering technology consultancy Frazer-Nash has been appointed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to deliver the concept design for a key component of the UK’s new fusion reactor – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP).(read more)

Final Containment Ring And System Tests At Vogtle

Nuclear Power - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 16:52
Georgia Power said that the final containment vessel ring has been placed for Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia, with the third ring of the Unit 4 containment vessel set today late last week. This marks the sixth and last containment vessel ring to be placed for the Vogtle 3 & 4 projects.(read more)

WindEurope Offshore 2019: 'Work with China' to boost innovation

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 14:21
Europe's offshore wind industry, academia and research bodies all need to widen their horizons and collaborate with the Chinese to boost innovation in the sector and face up to the huge challenge of cutting carbon emissions.
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