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German Lawmakers Sign Off on Phase-Out of Coal

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 21:00:41 +0000

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Germany’s plan to end coal-fired power generation in the country is now official, as both houses of the German parliament approved the plan to shut down the last coal units by 2038. Lawmakers signed off on the deal July 3. Environmental groups have supported the measure, though some say it does not go far enough […]

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[VIDEO] POWER Insights—Bringing Electricity to Underserved Areas

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 20:58:18 +0000

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More than half of the population of Africa, or about 640 million people out of about 1.2 billion, does not have access to energy. It’s the lowest access rate for electricity worldwide. Bringing power to those people is important work, being led by people such as Damien Simon,  marketing and strategy director for Paris, France-based […]

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Egypt Warns Ethiopian Mega-Dam May Provoke Conflict, Crises

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:07:01 +0000

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Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan may be poised to end a decade-long dispute over waters from the River Nile, agreeing on June 27 to conclude trilateral negotiations and reach final agreement about the first filling and annual operation of the massive 6.4-GW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). According to the Ethiopian Office of the Prime Minister, […]

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How Digital Disruption Will Reshape the Maintenance Management Sector

Credit to Author: Bhupendra Choudhary| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:14:10 +0000

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The imperatives of maintenance management have always been maximizing the availability, quality, and effectiveness of the equipment. And all of these must be achieved at the lowest possible cost in terms of machine and material. According to a report, the maintenance of manufactured products costs more than 30% of the operating costs. Over the past […]

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Hitachi Absorbs ABB Power Grids in New $10B Joint Venture

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:09:29 +0000

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Hitachi on July 1 commandeered a majority share of ABB’s lucrative Power Grids business and officially launched a joint venture company—Hitachi ABB Power Grids. The new company, which already has a volume of about $10 billion, is expected to provide financial muscle to support ambitious projects and new business opportunities as the sector embraces decentralization […]

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RWE, E.ON Deal Will Reshape Energy Markets

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:03:46 +0000

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Two German energy heavyweights have completed an asset swap that will have a major impact on the global market for renewable energy. RWE and E.ON on July 1 closed a deal that had been months in the making, with RWE taking on the assets of Innogy, an E.ON subsidiary (and former RWE company), to make […]

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The Evolution of Power Business Models

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:10:00 +0000

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Traditional models have been upended by recent disruptions, including decarbonization, decentralization, and even the COVID pandemic, but new ones are replacing them that focus on customer preference

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Micro Generation with Macro Possibilities

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:09:00 +0000

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The market for microgrids continues to expand, with utilities, businesses, and neighborhoods installing a variety of technologies in systems designed to ensure a reliable and resilient supply of power. The

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Islands: An Ocean of Potential for Marine Energy

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:08:00 +0000

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While island governments are exploring marine power technologies as serious options for future resources to replace diesel, technology developers are looking at improved value through new revenue streams, such

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