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UK's subsidies management 'reckless and wasteful'

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 09:54
UK: A new report by a right-wing think-tank has criticised the UK energy department's handling of renewable energy subsidies, and called for continued support for onshore wind.
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ORE Catapult launches 10MW floating turbine research project

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:41
EUROPE: Research centre ORE Catapult will be involved in a €7.3 million research project to develop floating foundation concepts for 10MW turbines.
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Time Lapse Video of Indian Point Main Transformer Replacement

Nuclear Power - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 14:10
The Indian Point Nuclear Plant Unit 3 safely and automatically shut down as designed following a failure of one of two main electrical transformers at the plant on May 9, 2015. Following the transformer failure an automatic sprinkler system, along with trained onsite personnel, extinguished the fire...(read more)

Maintain your aging 10-50 mA process control loop instrumentation with new high precision calibrator from PIE

Nuclear Power - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 13:58
--- Press Release --- The PIECAL 850 Multifunction Process calibrator is a new design for your older 10-50mA instruments. Unique features include built-in troubleshooting tools patented by Practical Instrument Electronics. It also has an internal 42V power supply which is able to drive transmitters...(read more)

IAEA's Initial Feedback On Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP Is Positive

Nuclear Power - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:40
An inspection team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has told the Tokyo Electric Power Company to update its emergency manual at its idled Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant to reflect changes that have come about as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi accident of 2011. Otherwise, its initial...(read more)

Iran's Nuclear Deal At A Glance

Nuclear Power - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:50
Twenty months of negotiations between Iran and six of the world’s strongest nations – The United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany – came to a close Tuesday with a deal that would reportedly extend Iran’s nuclear bomb breakout time to one year, while lifting import...(read more)

News story: National Grid winter outlook report

Department of Energy - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:53
National Grid have published their winter outlook report.

Infigen sells 1.1GW US portfolio

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 09:45
UNITED STATES: Australian developer Infigen has sold its 1.1GW US wind portfolio to private equity firm Primary Power LLC for $272.5 million.
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First North Carolina project to power Amazon WS

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:43
UNITED STATES: The cloud-computing arm of Amazon.com has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 208MW project, the first in south east US.
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EnBW signs 148.5MW Vestas supply agreement

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:31
GERMANY: Developer EnBW has awarded Vestas a 148.5MW turbine order to supply a number of projects in Germany.
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Innovative Wave Power Device Starts Producing Clean Power in Hawaii

Energy News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:00
With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing.

New National Labs Pilot Opens Doors to Small Businesses

Energy News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:00
Recently, the Energy Department announced the national laboratories who will be taking the lead in implementing a new Small Business Vouchers Pilot, a public-private partnership that will connect clean energy innovators across the country with the top-notch scientists, engineers, and world-class facilities at our national laboratories.

NREL Partnerships to Help the Grid Accommodate More Renewable Energy

Energy News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:00
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country.

Record-Breaking Solar Flight Reaches Hawaii, Will Remain for Repairs

Energy News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:00
Following a record-breaking non-stop flight of five days and nights from Japan, a Swiss solar-powered aircraft landed in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 3. However, because of battery damage, it is expected to remain there until next April.

Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Set To Scale Up Industry

Energy News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:00
The Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers a unique, highly flexible, highly instrumented research space.

NRC Completes SER Process for Braidwood And Byron NPPs

Nuclear Power - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 14:54
There are no technical issues that stand in the way of 20-year license renewals for two Exelon Generation Company nuclear power plants in Illinois, the Byron and Braidwood plants that house two reactors each, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Exelon submitted applications in May 2013 to have...(read more)

Honeywell Federal Manufacturing And Technologies Awarded $9 Billion Contract

Nuclear Power - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:47
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies LLC, a division of Honeywell International, has been awarded a 10-year, $9 billion contract, to manage and operate the National Nuclear Security Administration’s campus in Kansas City, Mo., which handles non-nuclear components for nuclear weapons...(read more)

ABB, Nexans and Prysmian will build Norway-UK link

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:30
NORWAY/UK: The contracts for the 1.4GW North Sea Network (NSN) Link have been awarded to ABB, Prysmian Cables and Nexans by transmission operators Statnett and National Grid.
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Cross-party bill supports US offshore tax incentive

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:29
UNITED STATES: Senators from both major US political parties have introduced a bill to provide tax incentives to early investors in offshore wind in the US.
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India Extends Uranium Deal With Kazakhstan Through 2019

Nuclear Power - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 15:23
India will extend its nuclear fuel cooperation with Kazakhstan with a deal struck during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit last week for 5,000 metric tons of nuclear fuel to be delivered 2015 through 2019. Currently, India has seven nuclear power plants (representing 21 reactors) with six...(read more)