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Hanbit NPP Investigation Expands

Nuclear Power - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 19:35
South Korea’s nuclear power regulator the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) said it would expand the investigation into a Hanbit power plant incident earlier this month in which the reactor was allowed to run after breaching security parameters.(read more)

NRC: Fuel Transfers Can Resume At San Onofre NPP

Nuclear Power - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 18:37
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said this week that spent fuel transfers could resume at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Clemente, California.(read more)

Harvesting the sun is the new cash crop

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:26
It takes a special person to farm these days. Long hours, hard work, and the uncertainties of weather and yield are nothing new to farming, but the 21st Century presents new and unique challenges—and the results are increasingly dependent on factors beyond farmers’ control.

The bursting of the Tesla stock bubble

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:27
For Elon Musk and Tesla Inc., the blows from Wall Street came one after another this week -- a relentless barrage that left the stock so beat up that some now wonder if it can ever regain its status as the ultimate 21st century disrupter.

Companies explore how to make your home smart and 100% renewable-powered

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:18
Big Oil wants to put a box in your hall closet that works like a human brain, can cut the lights, stop the refrigerator and will know how you move about in the privacy of your home better than you do.

Why not a global green new deal through a federation of microgrids?

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:00
Among my circle of friends and colleagues, everyone is aware of the impact of human activities on climate change - the melting of arctic ice, the destruction of species - and the major causes of it, namely, coal burning for electricity and fossil fuels burning for transport. What nearly everyone is unclear about is what specifically to do about it and how fast.

Iberdrola inaugurates 350-MW Baixo Iguacu hydroelectric power plant in Brazil

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:37

Iberdrola, through its Brazilian affiliate Neoenergia, has opened the 350-MW Baixo Iguacu hydroelectric power plant, with an investment of more than €500 million (US$559.5 million).

China approves 4.5GW subsidy-free wind farms

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 08:24
China's top planning agency has approved 250 subsidy-free wind, solar PV and distributed pilot projects, with a combined capacity of 20.76GW.
Categories: Wind Power

Advocates want next phase of ComEd microgrid powered by renewables

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:51
Stakeholders including clean energy and community groups are watching closely as ComEd begins the second phase of a microgrid pilot project in Chicago.

Enel Green Power starts construction of 90-MW Azov wind farm in Russia

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 15:45

Enel Green Power announces it has begun construction of the 90-MW Azov wind farm, located in the Rostov region of Southern Russia.

Turbine collapses at Oklahoma wind farm

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 15:43

No cause has been announced, but Enel Green Power North America is investigating why its turbine, made by GE, failed at the Chisholm View II project. 

New blade analysis tool starts field testing

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:37
A new device call Notus promises to slash wind farm operation costs by scanning and detecting blade coating and surface faults using terahertz imaging -- a technology developed by US security agencies following the terrorist strikes in New York in September 2001.
Categories: Wind Power

AWEA 2019: Don't hold your breath for carbon legislation

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:39
Significant congressional action on carbon legislation will not occur until after the end of next year, said panelists at Windpower 2019 in Houston, Texas.
Categories: Wind Power

AWEA 2019: Fossil fuel lobbies target Texas wind

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 18:46
Wind power may now have a foothold in the energy capital of world, Texas. But there is increasing pushback from the fossil fuel industry, according to speakers during a panel session on the Lone Star state at Windpower 2019 in Houston, Texas.
Categories: Wind Power

Patent Issued for a New Type of Transparent Radiation Shielding for the Medical and Nuclear Industries

Nuclear Power - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:51
--Press Release-- Radium Incorporated (Radium) announced today that it has been issued a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a new type of transparent radiation shield. Branded as ClearView Radiation Shielding™, the proprietary shielding solution is 50% lighter in weight than lead (Pb) for an equivalent attenuation from high energy gammas and shields significantly better than lead glass.(read more)

IAEA Team Inspects Qinshan NPP In China

Nuclear Power - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:07
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts completed a review of long term operational safety at the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Unit 1 in China on 10 May, the agency said.(read more)

Stage Two NPP Agreements Signed By Uzbekistan

Nuclear Power - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:54
UzAtom, the nuclear development agency of Uzbekistan, has signed stage two agreements for construction of a two-unit nuclear power plant with Russian representatives of Atomstroyexport, the engineering division of Rosatom.(read more)

Siemens Gamesa hits 1GW order mark with 4.5MW turbine

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:50
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has surpassed 1GW of sales for its SG 4.5-145 turbine first announced in August 2018 with an order for a 232MW wind farm in Nebraska.
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UPS bets on renewable gas from landfills in largest deal ever

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:40
United Parcel Service Inc. has agreed to buy the equivalent of 170 million gallons of renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. over the next seven years in what the company described as the biggest-ever deal involving the alternative fuel.

Report: Global electricity access up but sustainable development goals are not being met

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:11
A new report produced by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) and released this week says that despite significant progress in recent years, the world is falling short of meeting the global energy targets set in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030.