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Trace Amounts Of Iodine-131 Found Across Europe

Nuclear Power - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 17:25
The Institute of Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleare in France (IRSN) has announced that trace amounts of the radionuclide iodoine-131 of anthropogenic origin has been detected in various locations in Europe in January 2017. The trace amounts were reportedly “in the ground-level atmosphere,” the agency said, noting that it was discovered in France, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and northern Norway.(read more)

University of Iowa Plans Coal-free Future; Biomass Program Ramping Up

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:49

University of Iowa (UI) President Bruce Harreld said this week that the UI campus will be coal-free by 2025, and biomass will be at the heart of the transition to increased renewable energy use.

 

 

Tariffs reach record low in first tender

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:53
INDIA: India's first reverse bidding wind auction, allocating 1GW of wind projects, defied all expectations with a price of INR 3.46/kWh ($0.052/kWh).
Categories: Wind Power

5 Issues to Watch as India Reaches for Ambitious Energy Access Target

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:14

India’s electricity access challenge is formidable. About 300 million people lack electricity, while an additional 100 million have less than four hours of electricity per day, and possibly several million more suffer from unreliable supply. Population growth and an increase in electricity demand each year could further strain the grid.

 

 

France-UK tunnel link gets go-ahead

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:00
FRANCE/UK: A 1GW interconnector between the UK and France has been given the green light, with support from Siemens, Prysmian Cables and Balfour Beatty.
Categories: Wind Power

Russia cuts tender's wind power capacity

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:12
RUSSIA: Wind power developers and global majors operating in the country have criticised the decision of the government to cut the volume of wind power generation for tender.
Categories: Wind Power

My 2017 Solar Resolution — Inspiring Dialogue with Key Solar Influencers

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:51

A funny thing happened recently: We wrote an article suggesting that a lower cost of capital, driven by increased debt in project finance transactions, would help to mitigate some of the new risk the solar industry faces in 2017. We didn’t anticipate that this would be a particularly controversial viewpoint. After all, paying a lower cost of capital is like paying off old credit card debt. Who could disagree with that?

Gamesa reports 77% profit increase for 2016

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:46
SPAIN: Gamesa has reported net profit of €301 million for 2016, a 77% increase on 2015, due to a 36.2% increase in sales volume.
Categories: Wind Power

CGN Power Announces Delays At Taishan Project

Nuclear Power - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:10
China General Nuclear Power, a China General Nuclear subsidiary, informed investors this week that the start of two European Pressurized Rectors (EPR) at Taishan, China, would be delayed by six months with the starts of Taishan Units 1 and 2 not scheduled for the second half of 2017 and the first half of 2018, respectively.(read more)

EnergyAustralia Provides Update on Proposed Seawater Pumped Storage Project

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:01

EnergyAustralia recently briefed the federal government on the potential for a 100-MW pumped storage project in South Australia that uses seawater.

Engineers Week Celebrates Women in Engineering with #GirlDay2017

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:17

It’s Engineers Week, and DiscoverE — formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation — is celebrating women in engineering today with Girl Day 2017, a campaign to introduce girls to the world of engineering.

 

LM to open new French blade site

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:02
FRANCE: GE's newly acquired blade manufacturer LM Wind Power will open a new factory in northwest France to serve the offshore wind market.
Categories: Wind Power

GE to supply first US hybrid site

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:41
UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has been awarded the turbine supply contract from Juhl Energy for a wind-solar hybrid project in Minnesota, the nation's first.
Categories: Wind Power

First Solar Posts Biggest-Ever Loss as Revenue Slides

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:06
First Solar Inc. slumped the most in three months after reporting its biggest-ever loss and cutting its earnings forecast.

 

The Energy Web Foundation: Bringing Blockchain Technology to the Grid

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:46

Blockchain technology—the technology underpinning the Bitcoin virtual currency—is being discussed as one of the most potentially disruptive technologies since the Internet. Blockchains are a combination of information technology, cryptography, and governance principles that

UK Claim That Burning Biomass Is Clean Seen as 'Flawed'

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:59
The U.K. government’s view of biomass as a carbon-neutral energy source is a “flawed assumption,” according to report from Chatham House.

 

Simply Beautiful Planet Endangered Species Month

Global Warming - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 07:00
Simply Beautiful Planet celebrates commitment to Wildlife Protection. The companies first anual Endangered Species Month will be held in April 2017 on Instagram.

Indian Cabinet approves US$854.4 million investment for 900-MW Arun 3 hydropower project located in Nepal

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 19:17

India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs announced today it has approved investment for the generation component of the 900-MW Arun 3 hydropower project on Arun River in Sankhuwasabha district of eastern Nepal, for an estimated Rs. 5723.72 crore (US$854.4 million).
 

Chernobyl in 360 Degree Videos

Nuclear Power - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:35
Check out Chernobyl's Control Room of Reactor 4 and the New Safe Confinement Arch in these European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 360 degree videos. Don't forget to click and drag the video while it is playing to look in all directions.(read more)

New Areva, CNNC, Sign Cooperation Accord

Nuclear Power - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:03
French nuclear fuel spinoff New Areva said Wednesday that it had signed an agreement with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) that establishes a framework for industrial and commercial cooperation focusing on nuclear fuel cycle activities. The company also said it remained in negotiation with CNNC concerning a capital investment that followed the example set by previously announced agreements with two investors.(read more)