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China Promotes Climate Goal, and Builds New Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:07:15 +0000

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Chinese President Xi Jinping said he wants his country to “achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.” It will not be an easy task for the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG). China, though it has canceled some planned thermal power plants over the past several years, has as much as 200 GW of coal-fired facilities […]

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Versatile Test Reactor Moves into Engineering Design Phase

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:48:30 +0000

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The Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), a planned experimental fast neutron reactor that the Department of Energy (DOE) says is crucial to support domestic advanced nuclear reactor research and development has cleared “Critical Decision 1,” paving the way for the engineering design phase to begin. Critical Decision 1—also known as “Approve Alternative Selection and Cost Range”—is […]

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Leaders in the Smart City Movement

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:06:09 +0000

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What is a “Smart City”? According to one definition, it’s an urban area that uses different types of electronic methods and sensors to collect data, with insights gained from that data used to manage assets, resources, and services efficiently. Clint Vince, chair of Dentons’ U.S. Energy Practice and co-chair of Dentons’ Global Energy Sector, was […]

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Power Sector, Federal Entities Scramble to Close Supply Chain Security Gaps

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:24:34 +0000

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Marking another major federal effort to address potential supply chain risks to the bulk power system (BPS), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sept. 17 sought industry’s perspective on a number of important considerations, including possible actions the regulatory body could take to address security gaps. The U.S.-based power sector, meanwhile, has moved quickly […]

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Power Sector, Federal Entities Scramble to Close Supply Chain Security Gaps

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:24:34 +0000

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Marking another major federal effort to address potential supply chain risks to the bulk power system (BPS), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sept. 17 sought industry’s perspective on a number of important considerations, including possible actions the regulatory body could take to address security gaps. The U.S.-based power sector, meanwhile, has moved quickly […]

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Entergy Moves Heavily on Hydrogen for Gas Turbines, Nuclear

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:31:38 +0000

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Entergy Corp., an integrated energy company with a 30-GW power generating fleet, took a bold step toward decarbonization on Sept. 23, announcing it would join forces with Mitsubishi Power to integrate green hydrogen into utility businesses in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.  Entergy will focus on developing hydrogen-capable gas turbine, combined cycle facilities and related […]

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Former SpaceX Engineers Tout New Microreactor

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:54:08 +0000

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A California company is gathering funding for development of a portable nuclear microreactor, designed for use in areas where other forms of power generation are not practical. Radiant, founded by former SpaceX engineers, on Sept. 22 said it has raised $1.2 million from angel investors as it designs what the company calls a “clean energy […]

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Former SpaceX Engineers Tout New Microreactor

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:54:08 +0000

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A California company is gathering funding for development of a portable nuclear microreactor, designed for use in areas where other forms of power generation are not practical. Radiant, founded by former SpaceX engineers, on Sept. 22 said it has raised $1.2 million from angel investors as it designs what the company calls a “clean energy […]

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GE Throws in the Towel on Coal-Fired Power

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:21:16 +0000

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GE said it will exit the new-build coal power market, subject to applicable consultation requirements. “GE’s Steam Power business will work with customers on existing obligations as it pursues this exit, which may include divestitures, site closings, job impacts and appropriate considerations for publicly held subsidiaries,” the company said in a Sept. 21 announcement. The […]

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