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Backup Feedwater Pump Issues Prompt Second Special Inspection at Millstone This Year

Nuclear Power - 6 hours 57 min ago
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent inspectors to Connecticut's Millstone nuclear plant to investigate a malfunctioning backup feedwater pump also at the center of another special inspection earlier this year. On Monday the agency announced it had dispatched three inspectors to unit 3 after...(read more)

Belarus proposes limits on wind

Wind Power News - 7 hours 25 min ago
Filed under: Wind Energy News
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Arkansas Nuclear Plant Reports Potential Flaws in Fuel Moved to Dry Storage

Nuclear Power - 8 hours 53 sec ago
Entergy's Arkansas Nuclear One has reported potential degradation in fuel assemblies transferred into a dry cask. A sample of helium used during the final stage of cask loading at unit 1 indicated the presence of krypton-85, a fission product that suggests fuel assemblies might have cladding defects...(read more)

Pattern and Duke sign O&M deal

Wind Power Monthly - 8 hours 52 min ago
UNITED STATES: Duke Energy Renewable Services (Ders) has been handed the servicing contract for Pattern Energy's 283 MW Gulf Wind project in Texas.
Categories: Wind Power

Chile rejigs tender rules to attract bids from renewables

Wind Power Monthly - 8 hours 56 min ago
CHILE: Chile's National Energy Commission (CNE) has unveiled new rules for electricity supply tenders, including renewables, in a bid to attract new investment from renewables developers.
Categories: Wind Power

Supreme court paves way for first Connecticut wind farms

Wind Power Monthly - 9 hours 1 min ago
UNITED STATES: The Connecticut supreme court has made a ruling that should open the way for the development of Connecticut's first utility-scale wind projects.
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Duke Energy Invests Heavily in Solar

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:49

An RFP issued in February 2014 is paying off in spades for the solar industry with Duke Energy today announcing that it is making a $500 million commitment to solar power in North Carolina. Duke said that the announcement furthers its commitment to renewable energy, helps diversify its energy portfolio and helps it meet North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS).

German Clean Energy Shift Can Ignore Storage for Now, Study Says

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:22

Germany’s shift toward renewable energy can do without new storage infrastructure in the next two decades as it’s too expensive, according to a new study.

Jatropha Biofuel Around the World: A 13-country Tour of Development Activity

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:07

In California, SGB announced an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout, after reducing the time to maturity from 5 years to 1-2 years in its latest generation of Jatropha hybrids.

RWE gets Clocaenog approval

Wind Power News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:00
Filed under: Wind Energy News
Categories: Wind Power

India’s Tamil Nadu Sets Solar Power Price as Program Stalls

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:39

The electricity regulator for India’s Tamil Nadu set a price for solar-power producers after failing for the past two years to attract investments to a state that gets about 300 days of sun a year.

A Marriage Between Solar and Forest: Japan Promotes Wooden PV Racking Systems

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:25

In the midst of the rapid growth in its solar photovoltaic (PV) market, Japan is looking into its local resources — forests — to provide racking for PV systems. Several firms in Japan are turning domestic cypress or cedar trees into PV racks, which are traditionally made of metal such as aluminum and steel. A 150-kW PV system owner in Mie prefecture stated that it came naturally to choose wood as racking for environmentally friendly solar energy. The company used cedar wood, which was harvested locally.

Mainstream to build 225MW Ghana project

Wind Power News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:00
Filed under: Wind Energy News
Categories: Wind Power