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NPCIL Issues Tenders That Test The Waters On India's Liability Laws

Nuclear Power - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 17:52
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) has issued two tenders for domestic suppliers to contribute to a 1,400 megawatt nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur in Haryana under new rules that have been tweaked to encourage bidding activity that failed to develop two years ago.(read more)

UK’s Biggest Coal Station Now Runs Mainly on Biomass

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 16:38

What was once Britain’s biggest coal station is now powered mainly by wood pellets and its owner, Drax Group Plc, will learn in the next few months if can complete the conversion of another unit to run on renewable fuel.

Britain Balks On Hinkley Point C After EDF Votes To Build

Nuclear Power - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 16:08
A green light on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project for Somerset, England, was thrown back into controversy on Thursday when the British government backed away from what had previously been assumed was full government support for the $27 billion build.(read more)

Swaziland Plans 35-MW Biomass Plant

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 15:59

Swaziland, a tiny landlocked monarchy, sandwiched between South Africa and Mozambique, and known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture, is planning a 35-MW biomass-powered plant to begin operations in three years.

Russia May Shift from Export to Domestic Use of Wood Pellets

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 15:24

In the near future, Russia may take advantage of production of renewable energy from wood pellets for the needs of remote towns and villages where such practice could cut the cost of energy nearly ten times, according to a recent study of National Research University — Higher School of Economics.

50 Hot Bio-Based Companies, 50 Quick Takes

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 14:24

Renewables are coming to replace petroleum, predicted by self-proclaimed tech prognosticators everywhere. On the other end — inflated and unrealistic valuations, a shaky stock market, and a weak China, and as the oil prices fluctuate, they will take many smaller and un-mythical bio-based startups down. Why? Because you cannot have a successful bio-based company without a subsidy or an incentive from the government with the era of $44 crude oil! That is the usual reply from the unfamiliar!

Innovation Clusters: Drivers of Cutting-Edge Technologies for Our Energy Future

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 13:14

Innovation takes teamwork. Sometimes that teamwork takes the form of companies, universities, or state and local governments collaborating together in novel ways. This can also occur through an “innovation cluster,” or a “regional center of innovation,” in which stakeholders come together to solve common problems. Recently, there has been increased focus on innovation clusters for energy projects. Substantial state and federal funds are being allocated toward developing energy innovation clusters due to their many benefits, including the creation of inventions and processes that will improve the nation’s energy efficiency.

Hydropower Vision: New Report Highlights Future Pathways for US Hydropower

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:08

Hydropower has been around for more than a century, and is currently the nation's largest source of clean, domestic, renewable electricity. What could its role look like in the year 2050?

ORE Catapult to create 'digital clone' of 7MW turbine

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 10:31
UK: The UK's offshore wind innovation centre has been awarded £215,000 from the Scottish government to create a "digital clone" of its 7MW turbine in order to further understand its behaviours.
Categories: Wind Power

US utility pledges $1bn for Iowa wind

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 09:30
UNITED STATES: A Wisconsin-based utility will invest $1 billion in adding up to 500MW of wind capacity in Iowa over the next five years.
Categories: Wind Power

Advanced-stage US projects increase in Q2

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 07:14
UNITED STATES: More than 18.2GW of US wind power capacity is being built or in an advanced stage of development, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
Categories: Wind Power

Solarize Albany Begins Second Year of Community Solar Discounts

Global Warming - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 07:00
Apex Solar Power Selected for the second year in a row to as the preferred installer. Apex is the Only NABCEP Accredited installed in the Northeastern US, securing the most qualified solar professionals for the important community campaign.

My Turbine Lies Over The Ocean: It Takes Herculean Labor To Build America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 18:50

Eric Crucerey and his team can move mountains. Well, maybe not mountains, but machines that dwarf the Statue of Liberty. Crucerey, who works for GE Renewable Energy, is the project director in charge of delivering GE’s Haliade wind turbines for America’s first offshore wind farm that’s being built by Deepwater Wind near Block Island, Rhode Island.

IndyCar Driver Stefan Wilson Shifts Solar into High Gear

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 17:20

TerraSmart had the pleasure of meeting Indycar driver Stefan Wilson earlier this month at our Intersolar booth in San Francisco. That may be the last place one would expect to find a racecar driver, but Stefan is as passionate about clean, renewable energy as we are. Plus, he has big plans to impact the carbon footprint of the Indycar sport. We contacted him to learn more.

Figtree Stands Tall Among Nation’s Commercial PACE Providers

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 16:47

State and local governments in the U.S. embrace PACE because of its ability to create jobs, promote economic development, meet sustainability standards and improve local building stock using no public monies. According to PACENation, 29 states and the District of Columbia have enabled PACE financing in their respective jurisdictions.

Blade Manufacturer TPI Composites Prices IPO for Growth

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 15:43

Composite wind turbine blade manufacturer TPI Composites last week priced its initial public offering of 6.25 million shares.

Unit 2 Muon Examination At Fukushima Daiichi Tells Fuel Debris Story

Nuclear Power - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 15:27
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) announced Thursday tentative results of a muon examination of Unit 2 at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in eastern Japan.(read more)

GEH Announces North American Implementation Of Enhanced Decontamination Solution

Nuclear Power - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:58
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced the implementation of its latest chemical decontamination solution for the first time in North America. The solution was successfully utilized to decontaminate and mitigate stress corrosion cracking in portions of a nuclear power plant's recirculation piping.(read more)

Restructured Impsa builds turbine factory

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:25
ARGENTINA: One week after signing a major restructuring deal to save the company, Argentinean engineering firm Industrias Metalurgicas Pescarmona (Impsa) has inaugurated a new wind turbine factory in the west of the country.
Categories: Wind Power

Van Oord to take over Bilfinger Offshore

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:23
NETHERLANDS: Offshore wind contractor Van Oord has reached a deal to acquire the offshore wind activities of German engineering firm Bilfinger, including assets and employees.
Categories: Wind Power