Tag: energy

Energy Consumption, World

Why Access To Energy Should Be A Basic Human Right

December 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

In the UK and across Europe, we take electricity for granted. At the flick of a switch, push of a button or increasingly when sensors communicate we have light, heating, communication. We rarely even think about, let alone appreciate the […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

First neutron accelerator delivered to Mo99 facility

October 19, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

The accelerator system has been designed and built specifically for the Shine project by Phoenix LLC, also of Wisconsin, and will produce radioisotopes for use in medical imaging. Phoenix has previously designed prototypes to demonstrate the neutron output and up-time […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Russia completes second reactor for Ural icebreaker

October 18, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

The first of the two reactors for the vessel was shipped on 24 September and the second on 16 October, and Zio-Podolsk said it has thus completed this stage in its “significant contribution to the development and updating of the […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Voith and Siemens to collaborate on hybrid plants that include hydropower

October 17, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the Siemens Energy Management Division have signed a letter of intent for collaborating on appropriate hybrid power projects containing hydropower. Hydropower plays a key role in sustainable and environmentally friendly power generation […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Inside the ‘Chaos’ Enveloping Illinois’ Distributed Solar Market

October 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Looking back on the evolution of state solar markets, Will Kenworthy — now Vote Solar’s Midwest regulatory director — remembers companies camping out overnight to turn in applications for incentives in New Jersey. He recalls Xcel Energy representatives in a […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Trump Admin. Cries Uncle: $46 Million For Solar Power & Grid Resiliency

October 16, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

File under this one under D for Do as I do, not as I say. For all of President* Trump’s bluster over bringing back all the coal jobs, the US Department of Energy is still pursuing its renewable energy mission […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Two Federal Courts May Have Just Saved The Nuclear Power Industry

October 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

States that want to keep their aging nuclear power fleet from retiring now have a court-approved roadmap for doing so. That’s because two federal courts of appeals last month upheld very similar state laws in Illinois and New York aimed […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Smallest integrated Kerr frequency comb generator

October 8, 2018

Via: Science Daily Energy

A major challenge has been how to make such comb sources smaller and more robust and portable. In the past 10 years, major advances have been made in the use of monolithic, chip-based microresonators to produce such combs. While the […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

High-Resolution Aerial Maps Come to Solar

July 26, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The adage goes that a picture is worth 1,000 words. But in the solar industry, a picture is worth about $500 – and maybe a lot more. At least that is one conclusion that can be drawn from a recent […]

Energy Economics

Global energy investment in 2017 fails to keep up with energy security and sustainability goals

July 17, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

The electricity sector attracted the largest share of energy investments in 2017, sustained by robust spending on grids, exceeding the oil and gas industry for the second year in row, as the energy sector moves toward greater electrification, according to […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Our Energy Dependence Lessens, But Global Impact Is Limited

July 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

In January 1977, the awful day arrived. U.S. petroleum imports passed the magical 50% mark. Yet somehow the world failed to end. Now, with U.S. net imports comprising only 20% of our usage (including NGLs), the supposed energy dominance of […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Does Solving Energy Poverty Help Solve Poverty? Not Quite

March 13, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The head of Swedfund, the development finance group, recently summarized a widely-held belief: “Access to reliable electricity drives development and is essential for job creation, women’s empowerment and combating poverty.” This view has been the driving force behind a number […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

What Does the ‘Electrification of Everything’ Look Like in America? NREL Plans to Find Out

January 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Widespread electrification is not only coming, it is likely necessary to decarbonize the global economy. “Mounting research suggests that aggressive electrification of energy end uses — such as space heating, water heating, and transportation — is needed if the United […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Diversity! Diversity! Diversity! What Bomb Cyclones Teach Us About Our Fuel Sources

January 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

It’s all about diversity. Whether in biology, in culture or in technology, when conditions change you survive if there is sufficient diversity to adapt. Otherwise you die. And things always change. This is no less true for how we produce […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Commentary: The clean energy transition requires action on electricity demand

January 10, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

As a fundamental rule, electricity supply and demand must be balanced at all times. Traditionally, this has been achieved by adjusting electricity supply to match demand that varies at different times of the day. But this poses a problem as […]