Showing posts with label Electric Power. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Electric Power. Show all posts

Monday, May 21, 2018

World's first floating nuclear power plant reaches Russia's Arctic for maiden mission

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The first sea-borne nuclear power plant made in Russia has been towed to the country’s Arctic port of Murmansk, ready to undertake its first mission, generating electricity in remote locations.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

German govt to invest €1bn in lowering air pollution

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the federal government will provide €1 billion to cities and towns across the country in 2018.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Ikata ­nuclear power plant : Japan reactor restarts

Japan restarted a nuclear reactor on Friday despite a court challenge by local residents, in a boost for Tokyo's faltering post-Fukushima push to bring back atomic power.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Graphene layer lets solar panels generate energy in rain

Engineers and materials scientists have made solar panels increasingly efficient, but the technology still requires the cooperation of the weather. Currently, slow-moving rain fronts spell bad news for solar power generation -- but not for a new prototype solar cell developed by a team of Chinese scientists.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Japan nuclear power firm says no special precautions over volcano (video YT)

Japanese utility Kyushu Electric Power said on Monday that it was monitoring activity at a volcano near its Sendai nuclear plant, but did not need to take any special precautions after authorities warned of the risk of a larger-than-usual eruption.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Jordan in full gear to face unprecedented heat wave

Jordan said Monday that it was taking all necessary measures to face the unprecedented heat wave which caused power cuts countrywide and the closure of several major highways.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Construction on world's largest floating solar power plant completed in Japan

The construction on a 2.3-megawatt floating solar power plant has been completed on Sunday in Hyogo prefecture, western Japan, which is the world's largest floating solar power plant in terms of output.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Japan to Restart 1 more Atomic Reactor

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on Wednesday gave the green light to restart one more atomic reactor, RT news website reported.

Monday, May 11, 2015

NY nuclear plant fire produced river oil slick

Part of a New York state nuclear power plant remained offline Sunday after a transformer fire created another problem: thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the Hudson River, officials said.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Explosion rocks nuclear power plant in New York

A large explosion has rocked the Indian Point nuclear plant in upstate New York, the facility's management reported. 

Entergy Corporation, the company running the plant, said the affected parts of the facility were "safely shut down" and in "safe and stable condition" after a transformer failure on Saturday.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Tesla Wants to Power Your Home: Elon Musk Launches New Battery for Houses

Tesla Motors unveiled its project to provide energy for home and businesses as part of its ambitious plan to encourage the world to move towards renewable energy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

3 people die in Australian storms

Three people have died in severe Australian storms, which continue to batter the nation's east coast on Tuesday.

A woman and two men, all believed to be elderly, have died in Dungog in western New South Wales (NSW) which has recorded more than 312 mm of rain in 24 hours.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Commission approves support to 20 offshore wind farms in Germany (EC - 16/4/15)

The European Commission has found that German plans to support the building of 20 offshore wind farms are in line with EU state aid rules. Seventeen wind farms will be located in the North Sea and three in the Baltic Sea.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Japanese court rejects citizens' demand for suspension of nuclear reactor restart

A Japanese court on Thursday rejected a demand by some western Japan residents seeking suspension of planned restart of nuclear reactors at Takahama and Oi plants, local media reported.

The residents, from Shiga Prefecture, claimed that there are many geological faults around the two plants which might cause earthquakes and tsunamis, and that severe nuclear accidents might occur such as in the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

50 Dirtiest U.S. Power Plants Huge Contributor to Carbon Emissions

U.S. power plants are an outsized contributor to the world’s carbon pollution, a new report released by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group says. It found that in 2012, they added more climate change-causing carbon to the environment than the entire economies of any nation other than China. 

The report, “America’s Dirtiest Power Plants: Polluter on a Global Scale,” demonstrated that U.S. power plants produced more than six percent of worldwide global warming emissions.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Completion of Australia’s largest solar plant at risk

Silex Systems, the company constructing Australia’s biggest solar plant, has suspended its funding following reports the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) could be scaled back or done away with altogether.

The 100-megawatt Mildura Solar Concentrator Power Station, a $70 million project in Victoria, was supposed to provide electricity to 40,000 homes. Now Silex Systems has said it is shelving the project.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Jordan oks mega oil shale project

Jordan's cabinet on Sunday approved an agreement to build a mega oil shale power plant in the Kingdom, Jordan's energy minister Mohammad Hamed said.

"The agreement will be signed between the Jordanian government and an international Estonian-Malaysian consortium within two weeks, and it's the first of its kind in the region," the minister said.

Jordan has over 40 billion tons of oil shale in reserves and the 2.4-billion-US dollar power plant will produce electricity through direct oil shale burning, the minister said.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Europe with no "Plan B" in case of power outages

No backup plan is present should a Europe-wide power blackout occur, experts warned at a conference on "Sudden Blackout" in Vienna Thursday.

"National crisis management is not enough, as it requires technical communication to be possible," said Herbert Saurugg, initiator of the conference.

He added broader society must be a part of problem-solving efforts, including the first step of acknowledging that a large-scale power outage is a possibility.

Monday, June 02, 2014

UN officials hail ‘significant’ move by US to curb power plant emissions

UN,  2 June 2014 – United Nations officials today welcomed the initiative announced by President Barack Obama to limit emissions from power plants in the United States, voicing their hope that it will spur other countries to take concrete action to combat climate change.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the initiative “a significant step toward reducing global greenhouse gas emissions that are disrupting the climate, exacerbating extreme weather patterns, and threatening human health, sustainable economic growth and development.”

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