Plastic Oceans: Unwanted trash and a popular but unproven plan to solve the problem

Credit to Author: J.J. Adams| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:26:51 +0000

Boyan Slat had a vision to scour plastic pollution from the world’s oceans, but is his mega-million dollar project the environmental version of the Fyre Fest?

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EIA: Renewables Will Surge Past Coal, Nuclear to 22% of U.S. Power Mix in 2021

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:27:33 +0000

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its first forecast for 2021 suggests the share of renewables in the utility-scale U.S. power generation mix will surge to 22%, up from 17% last year, while coal and nuclear’s shares will be further diminished. According to the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released Jan. 14, coal’s […]

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EIA: Renewables Will Surge to 22% of U.S. Power Mix in 2021

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:27:33 +0000

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its first forecast for 2021 suggests the share of renewables in the utility-scale U.S. power generation mix will surge to 22%, up from 17% last year, while coal and nuclear’s shares will be further diminished. According to the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released Jan. 14, coal’s […]

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Exelon Installs New Accident Tolerant Fuel at Illinois Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:50:56 +0000

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Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), a GE-led joint venture with Hitachi Ltd. that supplies boiling water reactor fuel and fuel-related services around the world, said lead test assemblies utilizing its ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad Accident Tolerant Fuel solutions have been installed at Exelon’s Clinton nuclear plant in Illinois. “We continue to work with our customers […]

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New York Is Fertile Ground for Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:32:05 +0000

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When many people are asked which state is leading the U.S. toward a renewable energy future, California is the first that comes to mind. And while California is worthy of such distinction, it’s not the only state with a progressive clean-energy agenda. New York should also be part of the conversation. On Jan. 8, New […]

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PJM Stakeholders at Odds on Timing for Next Capacity Auction

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:19:42 +0000

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PJM Interconnection will not run a base residual auction (BRA) until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approves recalculated Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) floor prices for new and existing resources as directed by the federal entity’s ground-shaking Dec. 19 capacity market order. But when that will occur is still highly uncertain. In a presentation […]

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Siemens-Gamesa Bags Deal for Mammoth 2.64-GW Virginia Offshore Wind Project

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 00:17:38 +0000

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Dominion Energy’s proposed 2.64-GW Virginia Offshore Wind project—the world’s largest single offshore wind project proposed to date—will likely feature turbines supplied by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE). A Jan. 7-announced preferred supplier agreement signed by the two companies could give the wind turbine maker a stronghold in the burgeoning offshore wind U.S. market. While the […]

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THE BIG PICTURE [Infographic]: Solar’s Explosive Growth

Credit to Author: Tracey Lilly| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:30 +0000

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According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) World Energy Outlook 2019, solar photovoltaic (PV) is set to become the largest source of installed electrical capacity in about 2035, if countries pursue policies as planned. By 2040, solar could make up 24% of global installed capacity—up from 7% in 2018—but its share of generation could hover […]

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U.S. Company Has Deal with Jordan for Nuclear Technology

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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There have long been grand plans for developing nuclear power in the Middle East. After Iran brought the Bushehr plant online in 2011, the country talked of building another dozen or so reactors. Saudi Arabia

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Evolution of the Smart Grid at Forefront of Transformative Change

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The power industry is in the midst of a shake-up, a revolution in how electricity is generated and distributed. Smart grid technology is changing the way utilities and customers interact, and providing support

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