Correcting Anti-Renewable Energy Propaganda

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 04:00:20 +0000

In 1989, pro-nuclear lobbyists claimed that wind power couldn’t even provide 1% of Germany’s electricity. A few years later, pro-nuclear lobbyists ran ads in German newspapers, claiming that renewables wouldn’t be able to meet 4% of German electricity demand

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Is Biomass Dead?

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 05:29:48 +0000

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With subsidies running short and emissions regulations still a challenge, the promise of biomass as a sustainable source for utility-scale power generation remains elusive. Yet, there are novel applications

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Raiders Will Roll With Renewables at New Vegas Stadium

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 21:28:32 +0000

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The Raiders, a franchise that has called both Oakland, California, and Los Angeles home since the team began play in 1960, is moving to Las Vegas for the 2020 National Football League season. And this “new” team will take advantage of renewable resources to power both its new stadium, as well as its administrative offices […]

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Report: Investment in Renewables Hit Record High in 2019

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:33:18 +0000

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Financial support for installations of offshore wind projects helped investment in renewable energy capacity hit a record high in 2019, according to data from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF) released Jan. 16. The group said worldwide investment in renewables was $282.2 billion last year, up 1% from $280.2 billion in 2018. Financing of offshore wind projects, […]

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US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 03:00:23 +0000

“Small-scale solar photovoltaics (e.g., rooftop solar systems) alone grew by 19.22% YTD. Compared to all other energy sources, solar-generated electricity has enjoyed the fastest growth rate thus far in 2019.” Natural gas generation grew by 6.71%, nuclear energy generation grew by 0.8%, and coal-generated electricity generation declined by 14.46%

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POWER Digest [January 2020]

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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Engie Will Close 1 GW of Coal Generation; Adding Solar, Wind. French energy group Engie in mid-December said it will close 1 GW of coal-fired power generation assets in Peru and Chile over the next five years

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A Guide To Disaster Preparedness — Part Two

Credit to Author: Barry A.F.| Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2020 04:19:56 +0000

Due to climate change, 100-year, 500-year, and even 1000-year weather events are happening with alarming regularity. Unfortunately, we are still not at a mitigation level to avoid 1.5ºC or even 2ºC (2.7° F to 3.6° F) temperature rise

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Good Water Treatment Systems Need Both Equipment and Chemistry [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 17:38:16 +0000

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Proper water treatment is vital to successful power plant operation. The water treatment system must be designed appropriately, implementing a suitable water chemistry program, and operated and monitored correctly. Having adequate training and utilizing the services of a knowledgeable partner can be invaluable. Three water industry experts from U.S. Water, a Kurita company, were recent […]

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Recruiting the New Power Workforce [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 14:54:10 +0000

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It’s a time of great transition in the power industry. Not only are generation resources changing, but so are the work skills needed to operate and maintain those resources. Meanwhile, a large number of workers are reaching retirement age, leaving open positions that had long been filled by highly experienced staff. And the talent pool […]

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