Last Reactor at Oldest French Nuclear Plant Going Offline

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 21:55:19 +0000

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The last operating reactor at France’s oldest nuclear power plant is scheduled to shut down June 30, some 43 years after the plant entered commercial operation. The French government, though, on June 27 ruled out further full closures of nuclear plants, according to Reuters, which cited sources in the country’s energy ministry. France had said […]

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Floating Solar Industry Pulls Together To Develop Recommended Practices

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 03:59:59 +0000

Floating solar power plants have gone from a super niche sector of the solar market in 2012 and 2013 to a pretty popular option in 2020. It’s still not anywhere near as mature as on-land utility-scale solar power, though, so it seems sensible to pull the industry together and collect useful tips and experience for a set of recommended practices

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Lyft: 100% Electric Vehicles By 2030. CleanTechnica: Ya Think?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 03:23:17 +0000

Lyft published the positive announcement last week that it would be 100% electric by 2030. Naturally, this is significantly uplifting news, but the responses from some members of CleanTechnica senior staff while eating avocado and cheddar cheese wedges

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The 16 Solar & Storage Projects Hawaii Just Ordered

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 02:26:05 +0000

I recently highlighted a couple of big solar + storage projects that were given the go-ahead in Hawaii. Then I found out that these are two of 16 solar and energy storage projects just approved for development in the state

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A Thank You To FOIA Officers: Purveyors Of Sunshine

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 07:00:13 +0000

This sunshine week I would like to express my appreciation for all of the work that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers at federal agencies have done and continue to do to ensure public access to government communications, records, and documents

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The UK Royal Mail Goes Green

Credit to Author: Andy Miles| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 20:41:34 +0000

Royal Mail Logo on Electric VanIn the UK we have many traditions going back for centuries. Just as we have a Royal Navy dating back to Tudor times, we also have the Royal Mail dating back to those times — 1512 to be precise. Though, it was indeed royal back then, in the sense of being for the exclusive use of Henry VIII and his agents for matters of state. Charles II, the Stuart king, established the General Post Office as a public service in

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Top 6 Nuclear Power Achievements of the Year

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 11:34:04 +0000

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The past year has been filled with firsts for the nuclear power industry. Three power plants sporting first-of-a-kind reactors entered commercial operation, while the first U.S. AP1000 nuclear project reached key milestones on its path to completion. Furthermore, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted the first early site permit for a utility to construct […]

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Hydropower Industry Launches Major International Project to Demonstrate Flexibility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:15:32 +0000

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In a new attempt to secure a concrete role for the international hydropower industry within the decarbonization movement, several utilities, equipment manufacturers, universities, research centers, and consultancies have scaffolded to demonstrate how modern hydropower plants can provide flexibility to markets that are increasingly inundated by variable generation like wind and solar. On Dec. 10, the […]

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EDF Will Bail on Three Nuclear Plants, Exelon Holds the Bag

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:38:24 +0000

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Exelon Generation said EDF Group—a French integrated electricity company—is exercising a put option to sell its 49.99% interest in the R.E. Ginna, Nine Mile Point, and Calvert Cliffs nuclear energy facilities. The two companies will now begin negotiations for Exelon to acquire full ownership of the plants. EDF’s involvement in the facilities was through the […]

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A Brief History of GE Gas Turbines

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:39:47 +0000

July marks two important milestones that set gas-fired generation on its course to becoming a dominant form of power generation: commercial operation of the world’s first industrial gas turbine in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1939, and commercial operation of the first gas turbine in the U.S. used to generate electric power—a 3.5-MW General Electric (GE) unit […]

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