The Moon Mysteriously Disappeared 900 Years Ago, and Scientists Think They Know Why

Credit to Author: Becky Ferreira| Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 20:01:17 +0000

On the night of May 5, 1110, the Moon above Medieval England disappeared during a “very disastrous year” of famine and bad weather. A millennium later, scientists have come up with an unexpected possible answer: volcanoes.

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THE BIG PICTURE (Infographic): U.S. Nuclear Lifetimes

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 04:00:09 +0000

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The U.S. has 96 licensed-to-operate nuclear power reactors and two reactors under construction. But the average age of the nation’s 96 licensed nuclear units is about 39 years old. That has been of some concern to the nuclear industry, which has provided roughly a fifth of the nation’s power since the 1990s. About 88 of […]

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After Long History, Paradise Coal Plant Ceases Operation

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:58:22 +0000

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The generator breaker for Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Paradise Unit 3 was opened on Feb. 1, removing the coal-fired power plant from service for the final time after 50 years of operation. Notably, TVA retiree Jim Chappell performed the task. Chappell was the electrical control wing operator who originally placed Unit 3 in service. The […]

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GEH Launches NRC Licensing Process for BWRX-300, an ESBWR-Derived SMR

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:28:11 +0000

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Marking another major milestone for U.S.-based small modular reactor (SMR) development, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said it has formally begun the regulatory licensing process for its BWRX-300, a 300-MW water-cooled nuclear technology that it claims could be competitive with natural gas power. The company revealed on Jan. 30 that it submitted the first licensing […]

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Why the 2010s Were a Definitive Decade for Power

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 04:03:12 +0000

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Every one of the 13 decades that POWER magazine has been in print has been definitive for electric generation technology, policy, and business in some significant way, but few have been as transformative as the 2010s. The decade opened just as the global economy began to crawl toward recovery from a historically unprecedented downturn that […]

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Old Reno & The Promise Of New Reno. How Is Tesla Gigafactory Shifting Nevada?

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:01:15 +0000

Forget the latest Hollywood film noir and spend some time learning about this story instead. The story is that of Reno, Nevada, and the location of the original Tesla Gigafactory. The historical drama, a true story, unfolds with twisting and dark details. The story came to light due to the notable new podcast series The City (USA Today’s investigative podcast). Episode 4 of season 2 is titled “West World.”

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Tesla (Competition) Deathwatch: Gottlieb

Credit to Author: Frugal Moogal| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 05:22:38 +0000

As I noted in my prior article, when I wrote the first article in this series, I intended to take a quick historical look at one industry and then move on to diving into some of today’s automakers to see what risk the EV revolution had to their business. I still do intend to do that, but the comments in the first article pointing out flaws with the Kodak comparison made me want to do some further dives into historical industry disruptions

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