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AAA Public Adjusters Shares How To Prevent Damage From Wildfires

Global Warming - Sat, 04/20/2019 - 07:00
Tips for the home and landscaping to prevent damage from wildfires

KHNP Announces Shin Kori 4 Start Up

Nuclear Power - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 14:35
Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) said that the Shin Kori 4 reactor had reached first criticality and that the plant was on schedule to begin commercial operations by the end of August.(read more)

Mayor: PG&E assets are ‘great’ opportunity to bring clean energy to San Francisco

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:39
San Francisco Mayor London Breed wants to use PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy to take over some of the company’s assets for the city’s power needs, a move that would shake up California’s largest utility and remake the state’s energy landscape.

Duke Energy to build North Carolina solar estimated at $404M

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:29
Duke Energy Corp. will develop six utility-scale solar power projects in North Carolina that may cost up to $404 million as part of the state’s bid to boost renewable energy.

Wind represents 61% of European investments in 2018

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:47
The wind energy sector spent a record €65 billion in Europe last year, accounting for more than 60% of all investments in new power assets in 2018, according to new analysis.
Categories: Wind Power

California college invests in 1-MW solar carport to offset 100 percent of its energy use

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:01
Yuba College, a community college part of the Yuba Community College District, this week completed a 1-MW solar carport installation that it says could result in $10 million of avoided utility costs over the life of the system. The District purchased the solar outright, which resulted in optimal savings.

Three strategies for building solar and wind energy systems on potentially contaminated lands

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 19:23
Building solar and wind energy projects on potentially contaminated lands can be a golden opportunity, both effective and cost-effective, for developers. The 120-acre Reilly Tar & Chemical Corporation Superfund site was recently redeveloped with a utility-scale solar farm and is a prime example of the reuse potential inherent in thousands of Superfund sites, brownfields, retired power plants, and landfills.

Senvion secures €100m 'breathing space'

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:53
Turbine manufacturer Senvion has agreed a €100 million loan from its existing lenders, giving the company a lifeline as it navigates its administration process.
Categories: Wind Power

IREC’s career map shows climate change related employment opportunities on the rise

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:00
A new career map, Careers in Climate Control Technology, provides a first-of-its-kind interactive, visual tool to showcase the employment opportunities that exist in the swiftly growing HVAC/R industry – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. The sector is on track for projected growth of 15 percent from 2016 to 2026.

Conservatives against 'uneconomic wind' win in Alberta

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:38
The United Conservative Party has been elected to office in Alberta, pledging not to proceed with the province's fourth auction round for renewables.
Categories: Wind Power

In Northeast, more research needed on offshore wind’s impact on fishing

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:10
As plans for wind farms across New England’s waters progress, fishermen continue to express concerns about the impact of the burgeoning offshore wind industry on their livelihoods.

SEPA helps demystify transactive energy in new report

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:35
This week the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) released a report that is says will help utilities and other industry stakeholders understand and prepare for the grid of the future

Vermont utility launches vision for 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:39
This weekend at its “Earth Day Every Day Fair,” Green Mountain Power announced an energy vision to have a 100 percent carbon free energy supply by 2025 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. The utility said the move is among the most aggressive carbon targets for a utility of GMP’s size in the country.

Tepco Starts Fuel Rod Removal At Building 3

Nuclear Power - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:31
Japanese utility Tepco announced to local news media in Japan that the company had begun fuel rod removal from the damaged reactor building No. 3, as of Monday this week.(read more)

Machovce Unit 3 Completes Hot Hydro Testing

Nuclear Power - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:58
Slovakian utility Slovenske Elektrame said that unit 3 of the Machovce nuclear plant had completed all of the hot hydro testing and had moved to the next commissioning phase with the final major inspection of the unit.(read more)

Vestas installed 20% of new turbines in 2018

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:13
One in five wind turbines installed in 2018 was produced by Vestas, as consolidation among top suppliers deepened, according to analysis by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
Categories: Wind Power

Green new deal electricity – what really bothers the feds

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 18:47

For more than 100 years, electricity has been reliably provided to end users through a centralized generation and transmission model. Large coal, hydro and (later) nuclear generating facilities produced huge amounts of electricity and, through a spider’s web of high voltage transmission lines, sent the power to distribution substations which in turn, through a secondary set of lower voltage feeders, distributed the power out to the end users. And when the end user flipped the switch, their lights would go on. This system was very reliable.

Starbucks makes 'two-sided' investment in Texas solar farms

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:23
Starbucks Corp. is boosting its investments in clean power.

NUHOMS Storage Unit Granted Expanded License

Nuclear Power - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:04
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved of a licensing Orano USA's NUHOMS dry storage systems, that will permit "significantly shorter cooling times—as short as two years—and higher decay heat" the company announced.(read more)

TVO Announces Fuel Loading Delay At Olkiluoto 3

Nuclear Power - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:40
Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced that fuel loading at the near-completed Olkiluoto 3 reactor, long delayed during construction, will be postponed for about two months.(read more)