IEA World Energy Outlook: Solar Capacity Surges Past Coal and Gas by 2040

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:31:33 +0000

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Solar photovoltaic (PV) could surge ahead of coal and gas and become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world by 2035 if countries pursue stated policies and targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its newly released World Energy Outlook 2019 (WEO2019).  The agency’s annual publication, which it issued Nov. 13, […]

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One Nuclear Power Project Delayed; Three Leap Forward

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:55:18 +0000

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The long-overdue Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant (NPP) in Finland has been delayed again, but nuclear projects in Russia, Canada, and Iran achieved important milestones in November. New Novovoronezh Unit Enters Commercial Operation Rosatom announced on Nov. 1 that Unit 2 at the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II entered commercial operation 30 days ahead of […]

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2.2-GW Coal-Fired Behemoth Could Permanently Close This Week

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:54:15 +0000

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The 2,250-MW coal-fired Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Arizona will permanently close likely this week, ending a long and bitter fight to keep the plant and its affiliated coal mine open. The plant’s utility owners—Salt River Project (SRP), Arizona Public Service Co., Tucson Electric Power Co., and NV Energy—in February 2017 voted to shut down […]

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ExxonMobil Extends Deal for Fuel Cell Carbon Capture Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:15:52 +0000

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ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy announced a new joint-development agreement to enhance carbon capture fuel cell technology, as the groups work on a process to capture combustion exhaust from power plants and other industrial facilities. The two-year deal, announced Nov. 6 and an extension of an earlier agreement, is aimed at optimizing core technology, process integration, […]

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AES Commits to Build 2.2-GW CCGT Plant in Vietnam

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:16:26 +0000

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AES Corp. on Nov. 8 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnamese government to build a $1.7 billion gas-fired power plant in Vietnam. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi made the announcement along with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who was attending a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the American […]

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Air-Gapped Industrial Control Networks: What You Need to Know

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 04:59:24 +0000

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Many networks across a variety of verticals including government, military, financial services, power plants, and industrial manufacturing have been so-called “air-gapped.” This means they are physically and logically isolated from other networks where communication between these networks is not physically or logically possible. This can be a good thing or bad thing depending on your […]

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Immigrants more likely to start a business and create jobs than those born in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 20:51:13 +0000

The entrepreneurial landscape in Canada is growing increasingly diverse thanks to immigrants, a new study by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) shows. Newcomers to Canada are more likely to start a business that grows more quickly and creates more net jobs per enterprise than the Canadian-born population, according to the study. The BDC […]

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New Boosts for Commercial Production of HALEU Advanced Nuclear Reactor Fuel 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:24:50 +0000

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Efforts to commercialize production of high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel, which is needed for an array of advanced reactors, ramped up this week with two major announcements.  As the Department of Energy (DOE) contracted Centrus Energy to demonstrate production of HALEU fuel for advanced reactors at the DOE’s American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio, private […]

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The POWER Notebook: Power Sector Digitalization Accelerates

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:21:09 +0000

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The pace at which new digitalization technologies are being adopted in the power sector is dizzying, but news from major players in the sector—among them, AES, Invenergy, Google, and IBM—this week suggests it will only accelerate.  For more insight into power plant digitalization, including the latest in digital monitoring, diagnostic, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things […]

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EPA Proposes Revisions to Two Obama-Era Rules: Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Coal Ash

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 21:45:51 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued long-awaited proposed revisions of two 2015 Obama-era rules that apply to effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for steam electric power plants and coal combustion residuals (CCR) management by electric utilities.  The agency coordinated the release of the two related revisions, which apply overwhelmingly to coal-fired steam power plants, after […]

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