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Jordanian Firm May Benefit from Kenya’s ‘Silicon Savannah’

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 18:37

Jordanian power company Clean Energy Concepts (CEC) could benefit from Kenya’s ambitious multi-billion-dollar Konza Technology city, popularly known as the “Silicon Savannah,” located about 60 kilometres south of Nairobi, Africa.

Le Creusot Investigations Continue; ASN Calls Anomalies "Unacceptable"

Nuclear Power - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 17:25
AREVA said Friday that it was continuing on several levels with the investigation of manufacturing and paperwork anomalies that involve components made at the Le Creusot forge. In April 2015, an audit of records at the forge found numerous discrepancies. The investigation, however, began with the discovery during an inspection at the Flamanville EPR reactor at the end of 2014.(read more)

Solar for Mines Means Price Stability and Reliable Supply

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 17:09

Solar power will soon be the new standard for powering mining operations, says CEO of Lightsource Renewable Energy, Nick Boyle, adding that solar can lower the energy costs as well as provide stable power for mines.

Tesla Plans to Unveil Solar Roof With Storage, Charger

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 16:20

Tesla Motors Inc. plans to introduce a new combination of solar power, battery storage and electric-vehicle charging systems at an event near San Francisco on Oct. 28.

Bangkok Solar Firm Invests in Biomass Power Plants

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 15:51

Bangkok-based Thai Solar Energy Co. last week said that its board agreed to move forward with investments in three biomass projects in southern Thailand.

Russia And Tunisia Agree On Legal Foundation For Nuclear Power Cooperation

Nuclear Power - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 15:50
The governments of the Republic of Tunisia and the Russian Federation signed an agreement on Monday that lays the groundwork for peaceful uses of atomic energy.(read more)

MEM advises on O&M strategy for Pakistan's first two wind farms

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 14:08
PAKISTAN: Thailand-based Modern Energy Management (MEM) is providing asset management advisory services on Pakistan's first utility-scale wind farms.
Categories: Wind Power

Obama’s Clean Power Plan Heads to Court: What to Know

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 13:48

President Barack Obama’s plan to rein in carbon pollution from power plants has been a boon for at least one group: the legal profession.

Southwest Russia plans €834m wind investment

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 09:35
RUSSIA: Local authorities and private investors are planning to invest up to RUB 60 billion (€834 million) to build eight wind farms in the southwest Krasnodar region over several years.
Categories: Wind Power

Nordex forms drone partnership with Lufthansa

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 08:39
GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Nordex has signed a deal with aviation company Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) to provide drone inspection services.
Categories: Wind Power

Holtec Rectangular Cask For Activated Waste Passes Drop Test (See Clip)

Nuclear Power - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 20:10
Holtec International said Friday that it had achieved an industry first in creation of a large rectangular cask for activated waste that passed a succession of 30-foot “free drop” tests without any breach of its containment boundary.(read more)

Cuba Turns to Foreign Investors to Boost Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 20:07

Nearly two years after presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced a thaw in relations, Cuba’s communist government is turning to foreign investors to boost renewable energy as it faces cutbacks in cheap oil imports from Venezuela.

Bill Nye to CNN: US Offshore Oil and Gas Companies Should Pursue Offshore Wind

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 20:06

In an interview with CNN, TV and radio personality Bill Nye "The Science Guy" responds to the devastating flooding in Louisiana this August by urging offshore oil and gas companies to use their equipment and expertise to build out the U.S. offshore wind industry that is just getting started in the country. By contrast Europe had 2,488 turbines installed and grid connected by January 2015 with 12 other projects under construction, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Once those projects are connected to the grid there will be a cumulative total of 10.9 GW in 86 wind farms in 11 European countries. This could easily be replicated in the U.S. and serves as an excellent business opportunity for the offshore oil and gas industry.

Listen to the entire fascinating interview below or skip to 3.56 to hear his call for action.

Wind Power Lifting Rig Builders Past Oil’s Downturn

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:43

Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. has for decades built hulking platforms to extract oil and natural gas from the seabed. With the collapse of offshore drilling, the company has turned to helping harvest another energy resource: wind.

How Will New Solar Companies Fare in the Next Five Years?

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 19:13

One of the studies we might like to see is the turnover rate for new solar installation companies. Exactly how well can new solar contractors expect to do in today’s solar marketplace?

SNC-Lavalin Signs Agreement To Develop CANDU Technology in China

Nuclear Power - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 18:19
Canadian engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin said Thursday it had signed an agreement in principle for a Joint Venture with China National Nuclear Corporation and Shanghai Electric Company that would foster development of Advanced Fuel CANDU Reactors (AFCR) in mainland China and, in turn, in the global export market.(read more)

Listen Up: Presidential Energy Politics

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 16:26

We’re in the midst of a bizarre presidential election. And a global energy transition driven by both economics and climate change. So where do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand with their plans for our energy future?

UK Forecast to Miss Renewable Heating Target

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 15:17

A report published by the UK Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) forecasts that “on its current course, the UK will fail to achieve its 2020 renewable energy targets.”

Vestas receives first Wind XI installment

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:12
UNITED STATES: Vestas has announced the first confirmed order for MidAmerican Energy's 2GW Wind XI project cluster in Iowa.
Categories: Wind Power

VOWTAP shelved 'indefintiely'

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:42
UNITED STATES: Dominion Virginia Power has shelved its 12MW offshore VOWTAP demonstration project, as well as longer term plans to develop as much as 2GW off the Virginia coast.
Categories: Wind Power