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Energid Technologies Software Deployed In China's Nuclear Fusion Lab

Nuclear Power - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:29
What do you use to inspect a tokamak, while it is still online? And what is a tokamak in the first place? A tokamak is a plasma confinement device that holds great promise for generating thermonuclear fusion, explained Energid Technologies in a statement released Thursday. Due to extreme temperatures...(read more)

Tepco Says It Has Control Of Groundwater In Critical Trenches At Stricken Plant

Nuclear Power - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:09
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operators of the stricken Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, said Thursday it had completed a critical clean-up step by removing the last of the retained water from the underground trenches on the seaside of Units 2 and 3. Underground...(read more)

Ukraine investment unaffected by tariff cut

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 09:45
UKRAINE: The parliament's decision for a temporary reduction of the green tariff earlier this year has not affected wind power investment.
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Gallery: Sandbank construction begins

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:37
GERMANY: The first foundations were shipped to Vattenfall's 288MW Sandbank site in June, ahead of the start of the monopiles being installed earlier this month.
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Areva Agrees To Sell Nuclear Assets To EDF

Nuclear Power - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:10
French nuclear build and engineering giant Areva on Thursday agreed to sell its nuclear division to utility company Electricite de France (EDF) for about $3 billion or about $1 billion shy of its asking price. EDF said Areva had signed a memorandum of understanding – a purchase offer –...(read more)

Seabrook Station In New Hampshire Passes Environmental Review For License Extension

Nuclear Power - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:47
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant 13 miles south of Portsmouth, N.H., had been given a passing grade on its environment impact review needed to allow for a 20-year extension of its operating license. “ The supplemental environmental...(read more)

Record 2.3GW installed offshore in H1 but Germany onshore falters

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:06
EUROPE: European offshore installations reached a record amount in the first six months of 2015, as 2.3GW was put in the water, but German onshore additions fall.
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Centrica to divest wind assets

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:09
UK: UK utility Centrica will sell off its interests in all its wind assets and exit the wind sector a year after announcing a halt to offshore investment.
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Dong sells Danish test site to EDF

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:29
DENMARK: Dong Energy has sold its Frederikshavn offshore wind demonstration site in northern Denmark to EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF-EN), considering it surplus to requirements.
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World's largest floating turbine installed at Fukushima

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:48
JAPAN: A 7MW floating offshore wind turbine developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been moored at the Fukushima demonstration site, 20 kilometres offshore.
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Nordex increase 2015 targets following 66% H1 earnings boost

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:35
GERMANY: Nordex has posted pre-tax earnings of €61.5 million in the first half of 2015, an increase of 66% year-on-year.
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News story: Statistical press release: Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2015

Department of Energy - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:30
Statistical press release to announce the publication of the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) and 3 other key publications

News story: Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 30 July 2015

Department of Energy - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:30
The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 30 July 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Edison International Seeks $7.57B From Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Over San Onofre Closure

Nuclear Power - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:43
Edison International has filed a claim against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for $7.57 billion for losses incurred after defective steam generators were installed in the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in California, Mitsubishi said Tuesday. Mitsubishi, which says that its total liability for Edison...(read more)

Sales boost Gamesa revenues in H1

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:37
SPAIN: A strong growth of sales in India and Latin America have helped Gamesa revenues grow 30.8% year-on-year to €1.65 billion in the first half of 2015.
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Seajacks to install Veja Mate foundations

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:03
GERMANY: Vessels supplier Seajacks will install the foundations at the 402MW Veja Mate offshore project in the German North Sea.
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Energy Department Works with Partners on Interior Lighting

Energy News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:00
The Energy Department announced that more than 65 organizations are participating in the Better Buildings Alliance's Interior Lighting Campaign, and committing to drive greater energy efficiency through new interior lighting technologies.

DOI Marks Step in Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Energy News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:00
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management celebrated a “steel in the water” milestone in Rhode Island for the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States.

USDA Announces $17 Million for Rural Smart Grid Technology

Energy News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:00
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced funding for rural electric infrastructure projects that includes $17 million for smart grid technology.

What’s Green Worth?

Energy News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:00
The effect on a property’s value is usually one of the first things to consider before retrofitting a building with green features.