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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How the DOE Plans to Modernize the Grid in the Near Term

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:33:41 +0000

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Twenty-three projects chosen by the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call provide a broad look at the critical issues that are roiling the nation’s power sector, as well as the tools and technologies that it has determined will best bolster the grid of the future in the near […]

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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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Iran injects gas in new centrifuges as atomic deal unravels

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 07:39:32 +0000

DUBAI: Iran injected uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordo nuclear complex early on Thursday, taking its most-significant step away from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Tehran meanwhile also acknowledged blocking an official from the International Atomic Energy Agency from visiting its nuclear site at Natanz last week, the first known case […]

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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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The POWER Interview: Eaton Targets Skilled Labor Shortage With Hands-on Training

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:56:39 +0000

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POWER in 2018 reported on the lasting impact that a dip in training programs has had on the utility workforce. In the 1980s, there were fewer training programs and the impact is still being felt today. There are fewer utility workers able to move into middle- and upper-management positions, contributing to a workforce gap as […]

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Drone Intrusions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:02:04 +0000

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Drones represent a classic good news/bad news scenario. The good news is great. The bad news is terrifying. On the good news front, drones can keep utility-sector workers safely on the ground, with the

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