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Graft Scandal Could Affect Kansai Restarts

Nuclear Power - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:57
A payoff scandal in Japan could threaten the restart schedule of three Kansai Electric Power Company nuclear reactors, according to media reports, although top Kansai officials said they would stay at their jobs to investigate the matter.(read more)

Orano Partnership Wins $13.25M CEA Contract

Nuclear Power - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:16
A partnership between AEMCO and Orano has won a $13.25 million contract from the CEA for the turnkey supply and operation of a processing and packaging unit for legacy nuclear fuels at the Cadarache site in Bouches-du-Rhone, France, the companies announced.(read more)

Deutsche Windtechnik replaces Senvion at Trianel site

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 09:46
Deutsche Windtechnik will service 32 Senvion turbines at the 203MW Trianel Borkum Windpark II project in the German North Sea, replacing the embattled manufacturer as operations and maintenance (O&M) provider.
Categories: Wind Power

How wind is driving UK renewables past fossil fuels

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 14:45
Renewables will soon provide the largest share of the UK's electricity generation mix, according to official figures, with the growth in wind -- lately in offshore -- driving the sector to a tipping point.
Categories: Wind Power

How wind is helping UK reach net-zero

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:06
More than 100GW of new wind and solar PV capacity will be needed by mid-century if the UK is to reach its net-zero target by 2050, according to new analysis.
Categories: Wind Power

Nearshore rule changes a hammer blow to Thor

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:48
Extra environmental impact assessments could delay about 500MW of nearshore Danish wind projects by two-to-three years, according to industry association Wind Denmark.
Categories: Wind Power

Equinor commits to Hywind Tampen floating project

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 08:11
Equinor has made a final investment decision on its NOK 5 billion (€500 million) Hywind Tampen project, to supply two North Sea oil and gas platforms with power from an 88MW floating wind farm.
Categories: Wind Power

Ideol signs deal for concrete foundations in Japan

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 09:09
French foundation specialist Ideol will work with Japanese construction company Taisei Corporation to develop concrete foundations for floating offshore wind projects using its damping pool design.
Categories: Wind Power

'Ill-conceived and incoherent': wind industry reaction to Germany's climate package

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 08:56
The clean energy industry in Germany was left unimpressed by a package of new measures designed to support the country's aim of reaching climate neutrality by 2050.
Categories: Wind Power

Morgan Stanley ups PNE takeover offer

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 08:14
Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP) will launch a takeover bid for German wind developer PNE with an increased offer of €4 per share.
Categories: Wind Power

EDF Notes Revised Costs And Milestones

Nuclear Power - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 13:33
French utility EDF in late September announced progress at the Hinkley Point C construction project, including a successfully delivered J-O, the completion of the nuclear island “common raft” for the first unit, in line with the schedule announced in September 2016. However, the company has also conceded that cost estimates have risen for both Hinkley Point C and the Flamanville 3 project.(read more)

Prices inch up in oversubscribed French tender

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 13:08
France awarded power deals to 20 projects with a combined capacity of 576MW, as average prices inched up to €66.50/MWh in the country's fourth onshore wind tender.
Categories: Wind Power

JERA expands in Taiwan as first wind farm completed

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:52
Japanese energy group JERA has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in the 376MW Formosa 2 project being developed off the west coast of Taiwan, while the last turbine has been installed at the country's first large-scale offshore wind farm.
Categories: Wind Power

GE wins debut Brazilian Cypress order

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 07:45
GE Renewable Energy has received the first order for its Cypress turbines in Brazil, winning a deal to supply EDF Renewables with 25 5.3MW units.
Categories: Wind Power

Sogin Takes Ownership Of Ispra-1

Nuclear Power - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 18:26
The Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) has taken possession of the Ispra-1 research reactor for decommissioning and dismantling, signed over by the Ispra Joint Research Center, Sogin announced.(read more)

GEH Nuclear, Fermi Energia Sign SMR MOU

Nuclear Power - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 17:45
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said last week it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fermi Energia of Estonia to study the feasibility of deploying the GEH BWRX-300 small modular reactor in the Baltic nation.(read more)

Policy uncertainty 'jeopardising European growth'

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:15
Significant uncertainty surrounds the growth of wind power in Europe over the next five years, with much hinging on countries' national energy and climate plans (NECPs) and policy frameworks, according to a new report from industry body WindEurope.
Categories: Wind Power

Acciona set for Nordex takeover bid

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 08:38
Acciona will launch a full takeover of Nordex after increasing its majority share in the German turbine manufacturer to 36.27%.
Categories: Wind Power

What You Need to Know About The R22 Phaseout

Global Warming - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 07:00
The use of R22 refrigerant will become illegal on January 1, 2020. Don't wait—learn what it means for your HVAC system needs and what your options are going forward.

J. Scott Armstrong Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Global Warming - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 07:00
Dr. Armstrong has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader many areas of scientific research