Rains Complicate Ethiopian Hydro Dam Dispute

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 13:22:17 +0000

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Ethiopia says it had reached a “major common understanding” with Egypt and Sudan related to the first filling and annual operation of the 6.4-GW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), paving the way to a “breakthrough agreement” in the contentious dispute that is primarily about use of the River Nile’s waters.   As POWER reported in […]

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Ghana Pushes For Adoption Of EVs To Soak Up Excess Electricity Generation Capacity

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 18:55:52 +0000

In a bid to increase uptake of this excess electricity, the Energy Commission launched the Drive Electric Initiative in 2019. The Drive Electric Initiative says Ghana plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15% of the projected business as usual approach emissions by 2030 and they see the acceleration of adoption of EVs as one of the best ways to achieve this

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Egypt Warns Ethiopian Mega-Dam May Provoke Conflict, Crises

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:07:01 +0000

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Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan may be poised to end a decade-long dispute over waters from the River Nile, agreeing on June 27 to conclude trilateral negotiations and reach final agreement about the first filling and annual operation of the massive 6.4-GW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). According to the Ethiopian Office of the Prime Minister, […]

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Reduced Cost for Renewables Supports Sector Growth

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:05:54 +0000

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A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows costs for renewable power are increasingly cheaper than those for generation from coal, reinforcing the trend of increased investment in solar and wind power and away from fossil fuel-powered electricity production. The IRENA report—Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019—showed that more than half of […]

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Northvolt & Hydro Team Up For EV Battery Recycling

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:00:53 +0000

Northvolt battery recyclingElectric cars and recycling are made for each other. Northvolt and others are working today on the battery anhd motor recycling systems of tomorrow.

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With Vogtle Completion in Sight, Southern Company Targets Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 13:26:44 +0000

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Fresh off the announcement that the final module for Vogtle Unit 3 was placed at the nuclear expansion project in Georgia, Southern Company said on May 27 that it was setting “a long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.” The announcement was made during Southern Company’s annual stockholders meeting, which […]

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Failed Michigan Dam Had Longstanding Spillway Deficiencies

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 13:19:39 +0000

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The Edenville dam, which failed on March 19 flooding Midland, Michigan, and forcing as many as 10,000 residents to evacuate their homes, had its license revoked by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sept. 10, 2018, due to a “longstanding failure to increase the project’s spillway capacity to safely pass flood flows,” among other […]

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Solar Power Is Cheap and Getting Cheaper [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 21:12:13 +0000

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In many locations, solar power is already the lowest-cost renewable energy alternative available. Some of the advantage stems from advancements made in manufacturing processes and economies of scale that solar companies have captured. Operating costs also factor into the equation—solar’s operating costs are minimal while operating expenses for wind power are more substantial. Still, Brendan […]

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New Lockout-Tagout Program Improves Safety

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000

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As one of the U.S.’s premier energy companies, Southern Company is committed to providing a safe work environment for employees. It regularly implements best-in-class safety procedures to ensure compliance

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ELECTRIC POWER Conference Postponed

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000

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The world has become a very different place over the past few months with the outbreak of a new coronavirus—COVID-19. The virus has forced travel bans and literal lockdowns in several countries. The NCAA and

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