Westinghouse Electric Company and State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. (SNPTC) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a partnership that would enable the two companies to work together to develop a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) standard design, based on the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor technology, that shall be licensable both in the U.S. and China....(read more)
The European Union should scrap fossil fuel and renewable energy subsidies and set a target to cut oil imports to remain the leader in the fight against global warming, according to Poland's environment minister.
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources met Thursday, May 16th, to vote on a series of measures that included S. 363, The Geothermal Expansion and Production Act. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Wyden (D-OR), and co-sponsored by Senators Murkowski (R-AK), Begich (D-AK), Crapo (R-ID), Risch (R-ID) and Merkley (D-OR).
Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has been widely criticized by environmentalists who cite concerns with water pollution and methane leakage from this high-volume method of extracting natural gas. However, the burning of natural gas is undoubtedly better for the planet than the burning of coal. Some experts are now saying that — toxic chemicals an
Prices for wind energy in Brazil, currently the lowest in the world, may rise at least 15 percent due to government policies designed to make the nation's power grid more reliable.
It's status quo for the Portsmouth High School wind turbine. On Monday night, town planner Gary Crosby informed the Town Council that negotiations ceased with two possible developers interested in fixing or replacing the 336-foot-high turbine, which has been broken since June 2012.
The penetration of renewable energy into the electricity supply mix has been much in the news recently. During the first quarter, Portugal generated three-quarters of its electricity with renewable energy. Meanwhile, in Germany, one-fifth of all electricity was generated with renewables, most of that from new sources of renewable energy, such as wind and solar. And recently, at a conference in San Francisco, attendees heard calls for generating not just 100 percent of electricity supply with renewable energy, but far more — 200 percent to 300 percent of generation — in order to meet the need for heating, cooling, and transportation as well.
A slew of bills introduced in Louisiana’s legislature this year were challenging the state’s solar incentives. At least one of which, House Bill 705 to gradually phase out the state’s solar and wind tax credits by 2020, has moved forward. While that bill might make some sense, other bills, like a bill to eliminate tax credits immediately, seem to b
The last week in Japan brought positive news at Fukushima Daiichi – where Tokyo Electric Power Co. said an underground tank leak was much smaller than originally thought – and bad news for two other nuclear plants, where decisions by regulators are likely to keep them offline.
Recent developments related to the 2011 nuclear accidents that followed Japan's earthquake and tsunami include ...
The Senate has unanimously confirmed a former member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future to head the Department of Energy....(read more)
Ernie Moniz has been unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next Secretary of Energy, in a 97-0 vote (with three nonvoters). He succeeds Stephen Chu who held the position for four years.
SolarCity Corp. (SCTY), a solar-energy developer chaired by billionaire Elon Musk, won financing from Goldman Sachs (GS) Group Inc. for more than $500 million in rooftop solar systems that the company will complete this year.
Several news bits from the solar sector show more signs of stabilization after a 2-year-old downturn, even as an ongoing trade war looks set to escalate. The big picture in these news bits does seem to reflect some cautious optimism returning to the sector after the prolonged downturn due to massive oversupply. But that turnaround remains very tent
- America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-14 Program Launched
- Competition Opens for Three New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes
- DOE Launches Public-Private Partnership to Deploy Hydrogen Infrastructure
- $16 Million Set for Small Businesses Focused on Energy Technologies
- EPA Announces Winner of the Energy Star National Building Competition
- Navy, NREL Conduct Office Energy Study to Reduce Power Use
- Clean Cities Coalitions Charge Up Plug-In Electric Vehicles
- Energy Department Offers $13 Million to Advance Ocean Energy Technologies
- New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Power the Grid
- Report Assesses Potential U.S. Hydropower Upgrades
- EIA Opens New State Energy Portal Online for Consumers
- A Renewable Boost for Natural Gas
- Energy Department Announces Projects to Develop Innovative, Advanced Drop-in Biofuels
- Energy Department Highlights Nissan’s Better Plants Challenge Project
- EIA: 2012 Home Energy Bills Lowest Percentage in 10 Years
- Press release: “Turning non-switchers into savvy switchers” - Davey
- News story: Greg Barker comment on fuel poverty statistics
- Press release: Statistical Release: Fuel Poverty, England and the UK 2011
- Press release: Wind in the sails of the offshore wind industry council
- Press release: Robust regulation in place to accelerate shale development, says Energy Minister
- Statement to Parliament: Statement by Edward Davey on petrol prices and the cost of living
- Press release: Progress on Scottish Islands Renewables Project
- News story: Greg Barker comment on the publication of the latest Green Deal statistics
- Press release: Views sought on managing radioactive waste safely site selection process and Government responds to plutonium reuse consultation
- Statement to Parliament: Managing Radioactive Waste Safely: Call for evidence on the siting process for a Geological Disposal Facility
- News story: Baroness Verma comment on Written Ministerial Statement on smart metering
- Statement to Parliament: Written Ministerial Statement by Edward Davey: Smart Metering
- Statement to Parliament: Closure of Daw Mill Colliery and the future of UK Coal Operations Ltd
- Speech: UKTI Global Investment Conference
- Press release: £21million for carbon cutting technologies
- NLP Solar Sales Training May 29 & 30 - New Bonus for Contractors & Sales Teams
- EU Should Scrap Energy Subsidies to Fight Warming, Poland Says
- Senate Committee Passes Geothermal Leasing Measure
- Fracking and Solar: Friends, Foes or the Bridge to Clean Energy Adoption?
- Brazil Auction Rules May Boost Price of Wind Power 15%