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Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

How ‘green’ are electric cars?

April 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

With the ban of new petrol and diesel cars in place in the UK by 2030, sales of electric cars are expected to surge. Plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles accounted for more than 1 in 10 vehicle registrations in 2020, […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Electric Power Transmission: Long on Planning, Short on Time

April 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The mid-February blackouts in Texas have raised a lot of questions about power grid reliability. While investigations into the underlying causes of the outages could take a while to complete, and I don’t want to weigh in on the main […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

First Commercial Deployment of Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle Taking Shape in Alberta

April 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Siemens Energy and Canadian pipeline company TC Energy in February agreed to commission a novel waste-heat-to-power facility in Alberta by 2022 that captures waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating a pipeline compression station, and then converts it into power […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The POWER Interview: X-energy’s Plan for Sustained Nuclear Growth

March 31, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The global push for carbon neutral and zero-emissions power generation has brought renewed interest in nuclear power, particularly for smaller units that are scalable and in some cases mobile, able to provide power in remote areas. Analysts say smaller nuclear […]


News and Policies, U.S.

The future of energy in the US could hinge on permitting reform and greater investment in R&D

March 31, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

On Tuesday, March 30, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius presented the Washington Post Live, sponsored by GE, where he talked with energy leaders in a session called “The Future of Energy.” Former Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and CEO of […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

260-MW Brazoria West solar project in Texas acquired by S&B USA

March 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

S&B USA (previously Shikun and Binui America) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Brazoria West Solar Project with 260 megawatts (MWdc) (200 MWac) of planned solar energy capacity from Savion, part of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group. Construction […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Dover Fueling Solutions partners with EdgePetrol

March 30, 2021

Via: PetrolPlaza

Dover Fueling Solutions has entered into a commercial partnership agreement with, and acquired a minority interest in, EdgePetrol Limited, a provider of fuel pricing software that helps retailers to make optimal pricing and procurement decisions. With this new strategic technology […]


Energy Economics

Biden Administration Sets National 30-GW Offshore Wind Target

March 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The Biden administration on March 29 laid out a spate of measures to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind in the U.S. by 2030, an ambitious target that will require a vast scale-up in investment and build-out of the still […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Douglas PUD building 5-MW hydrogen facility to provide flexibility for Wells Hydroelectric

March 29, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

The Douglas County Public Utility District in Washington State is building a 5-MW pilot renewable hydrogen production facility near Baker Flats, East Wenatchee to provide flexibility to operations at its 774.3-MW Wells Hydroelectric Project. Earlier this month, Douglas PUD Commissioners […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

NYPA seeks developers to build more than 100 C&I solar and storage facilities in New York

March 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Westchester County under the Community Distributed Generation (CDG) Partnership Program are seeking developers to install solar PV and energy storage systems for more than three dozen municipalities and school districts within the county. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Centrus on Track to Produce HALEU Nuclear Fuel Material by Early 2022

March 25, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Centrus Energy, a firm under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) with domestic technology, says it expects to begin producing the advanced nuclear fuel material by June 2022 at the […]


News and Policies, State

Ameren planning 6-MW community solar project in Missouri

March 25, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Missouri utility regulators have approved construction plans for what will be Ameren’s largest-ever solar power farm in the state. Ameren Missouri will build the new energy center in Montgomery County about 70 miles west of St. Louis. Once completed, the […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Discovery of non-toxic semiconductors with a direct band gap in the near-infrared

March 24, 2021

Via: Revolution Green

NIMS and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have jointly discovered that the chemical compound Ca3SiO is a direct transition semiconductor, making it a potentially promising infrared LED and infrared detector component. This compound—composed of calcium, silicon and oxygen—is cheap to […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute CEO Korsnick: Reactor capacity key to U.S. tackling carbon reduction crisis

March 24, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Editor’s Note: Nuclear energy in the U.S. is the single largest resource of carbon-free power, accounting for 55 percent of that sector which includes utility -scale wind, hydro and solar. Last year, the nuclear sector didn’t add a single reactor, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Solar, Wind, Coal, Nuclear, & Nat Gas US Electricity Generation Changes 2010–2020

March 23, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

With official US electricity generation in for last year, I have now created new charts for how US electricity generation has shifted by source from 2010 through 2020. The charts just cover the main sources (solar, wind, coal, natural gas, […]