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Video: Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Builds Tornado-Proof Storage for FLEX Safety Equipment

Nuclear Power - 9 hours 37 min ago
The Tennessee Valley Authority is wrapping up construction of a hardened building for safety equipment at its Watts Bar nuclear plant. Thanks to 18-inch-thick concrete walls, the structure can withstand 360-mile-per-hour winds and potential impacts from flying cars and telephone poles. (Please visit...(read more)

New York Might Force Summer Outages at Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Nuclear Power - 10 hours 35 min ago
As it deliberates permits for water use from the Hudson River, the state of New York is considering mandatory outages at Indian Point to improve the health of fish populations. The Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed simultaneous outages at both Indian Point reactors for 42, 62 or 92...(read more)

South Africa postpones REIPPP prog

Wind Power News - 11 hours 6 min ago
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Iberdrola hit hard by Spanish reforms

Wind Power Monthly - 11 hours 26 min ago
SPAIN: Iberdrola saw its revenues and profits from wind generation slump in the first half of the year following reforms in Spain that have hit renewable energy generators.
Categories: Wind Power

South Africa postpones REIPPP prog

Wind Power Monthly - 12 hours 40 min ago
SOUTH AFRICA: Financial close for projects selected under the third round of South Africa's renewable energy independent power producers programme (REIPPP) has been postponed from 30 July to end November, energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced on Monday.
Categories: Wind Power

Energy Department Announces Up $31 Million for Geothermal Systems Field Observatory

Energy News - 13 hours 6 min ago
The Energy Department will make up to $31 million in funding available to establish the initial phases of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy, a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems.

Energy Department and USDA Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 States

Energy News - 13 hours 6 min ago
The Energy Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower, and bio-based products.

$4 Billion in Loan Guarantees Offered for Renewable, Energy Efficiency Projects

Energy News - 13 hours 6 min ago
The Energy Department issued a loan guarantee solicitation, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the United States.

Energy Department Selects $3.5 Million to Develop Algal Biofuels

Energy News - 13 hours 6 min ago
The Energy Department selected an algae project to receive up to $3.5 million in funding aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels.

DOI Releases Ecosystems Carbon Report for Eastern United States

Energy News - 13 hours 6 min ago
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) released a new report showing that forests, wetlands, and farms in the eastern United States naturally store 300 million tons of carbon a year.

US Solar Manufacturer Suniva To Build 200-MW Facility in Michigan

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:41

U.S.-based solar cell and module maker Suniva announced that it will open a second manufacturing facility in 2014, set to be located in Michigan. The facility will be able to churn out up to 200 MW of capacity of its high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules.

Crying Fowl or Crying Wolf? Open Season on the Utility's Solar Duck Chart

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:25

The rapid changes to the electricity system being wrought by distributed solar have utilities crying out, and they’ve poured much of their distributed solar angst into a chart being shared throughout the energy nerdocracy — the duck. The Duck Chart, Showing Net Supply/Demand on the California Grid in 2012-13, Forecast through 2020 Until 2012, daily