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Export Mechanism For U.S. Nuclear Power Industry Facing Uncertain Future

Nuclear Power - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 16:44
A critical funding mechanism for the U.S. nuclear power sector’s export business, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, now has one foot in the grave and could be sacrificed in the name of conservative idealism. The Export-Import Bank of the United States provides loans and loan guarantees for companies...(read more)

Austria Files Case Against Hinkley Point C At European Court Of Justice

Nuclear Power - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 13:54
Austria has filed a long-expected legal challenge to the funding mechanism put in place for the Hinkley Point C nuclear build in southwest England, which was approved by the European Commission in October. The British government said it would support an elevated price for electricity generated at...(read more)

UK industry calls for rolling seven-year LCF

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:46
UK: The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called on the government to set a seven-year rolling Levy Control Framework (LCF) and provide greater clarity on wind subsidies.
Categories: Wind Power

Government response: Secretary of State response to the CMA's provisional findings

Department of Energy - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:43
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published provisional findings from its investigation into the energy market.

SunEdison acquires 930MW Invenergy portfolio

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:48
NORTH AMERICA: SunEdison and its yieldco subsidiary Terraform Power will buy a 930MW portfolio of seven contracted wind power plants from Invenergy Wind LLC, the latest in a flurry of high-profile acquisitions by SunEdison.
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PWRstation Solar Genset Achieves Time-to-completion Record

Global Warming - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:00
During a recent product activation in the cleantech city of Moutier in Switzerland, PWRstation succeeded in doing what the industry is striving to achieve - install solar energy systems in record time.

India's First Nuclear Power Plant Steam Generators Shipped To Kakrapar 3

Nuclear Power - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:57
India’s engineering, manufacturing and construction giant Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has built the country’s first two 700 MWe steam generators designed for the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station Unit 3 operated by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. The first generator for the...(read more)

Refueling Of Senai No. 1 Reactor To Begin This Week

Nuclear Power - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:21
Kyushu Electric Power Company technicians will begin loading the Sendai No. 1 reactor in Japan with fuel rod bundles this week after the plant passed a regulatory inspection on July 3. The four-day operation involves moving the nuclear fuel rods one by one form a storage pool to the reactor. It will...(read more)

Statement to Parliament: Renewable Heat Incentive: Amendement regulations 2015

Department of Energy - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:51
Written Ministerial Statement on RHI amendment regulations by Lord Bourne, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Envision enters European market with 25MW Swedish project

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:11
SWEDEN: Chinese manufacturer Envision Energy has acquired a 25MW project in Sweden and will supply its 2.3MW and 3MW three-bladed turbines to the site, the first time Envision has installed its machines in Europe.
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Senvion to open Indian R&D centre

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 09:22
INDIA: Senvion will establish a research and development (R&D) centre in Bangalore, India, in a bid to boost turbine advancement.
Categories: Wind Power

Offshore Project Progress - 6 July

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 08:16
WORLDWIDE: Recent updates from Deepwater Wind's Block Island project in the US, plus sites in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
Categories: Wind Power

Bond Technologies Closing The Lid (Literally) On Nuclear Waste With Posiva Oy Contract

Nuclear Power - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:09
In northern Indiana, due east from Chicago, a small start-up company with eight employees is touting a metal-joining process said to create a seal “much stronger than traditional welding methods,” according to the Elkhart, Indiana, Truth, a hometown newspaper that should have truth high on...(read more)

TEPCO Calls In IAEA For Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Evaluation

Nuclear Power - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:18
The Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner and operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiihi nuclear power plant, has turned to the International Atomic Energy Agency for help evaluating is shuttered Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant. TEPCO is reportedly turning to international experts to evaluate the plant...(read more)

EnBW misses out on Prokon

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:00
GERMANY: German utility EnBW has missed out on acquiring fellow German developer and manufacturer Prokon, after creditors opted for a cooperative arrangement.
Categories: Wind Power

Siemens favoured for 1.2GW Hornsea 1

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:28
UK: Dong Energy has named Siemens as the preferred supplier for the 1.2GW Hornsea 1 project, in the UK North Sea.
Categories: Wind Power

Alstom Haliade set for Merkur Offshore

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:23
GERMANY: The joint venture between Deme Group and Windreich has ordered 66 Alstom Haliade 6MW turbines for the 396MW Merkur Offshore project, formally MEG 1.
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Gallery: Monopile refurbishment at Scroby Sands

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:23
UK: Rope access specialist Abfad is carrying out refurbishment on all 30 turbines at E.on's 60MW Scroby Sands project, off England's east coast.
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Toshiba And Areva Unveil New Robots For Nuclear Sites

Nuclear Power - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:57
[UPDATED]The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will send a third shape-changing robot into highly radioactive portions of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in August, seeking information that can help technicians decide the best method for removing spent or molten reactor fuel from...(read more)

V.C. Summer Cost Issues To Go To Public Services Commission

Nuclear Power - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:46
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation, announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff and the South Carolina Energy Users Committee related to the company’s petition to update...(read more)