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Posted By: Camilo Patrignani
On: July 22, 2014
It's very clear Latin America has one of the world's brightest solar power market outlooks. High power prices and volatile fuel supplies have made solar cheaper than fossil fuels in many countries, driving new investment and capacity additions. Consider Chile, Uruguay, and Costa Rica were three of the just seven ... more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Brad Smalldridge
On: July 21, 2014
It's a continuing priority for nuclear plant managers to make outages as efficient and cost-effective as possible. According to the NRC, over the past 15 years the average number of days spent implementing outages for refueling operations and necessary plant maintenance has hit a plateau. Despite this trend, demands on ... more...
Filed under: Nuclear
Posted By: Kirk Edelman
On: July 18, 2014
When we talk about solutions for our nation’s energy needs, the conversation is often framed as an either/or choice between generation from renewable sources and from fossil fuels. Based on my experience investing in global energy projects, I believe that we need both. While it’s important to build a system ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Ed Spears
On: July 17, 2014
Co-autored by Allen Fowler, Service Manager, Eaton In today’s data center landscape, it has become increasingly important to maintain uptime for business continuity. To avoid costly downtime and sustain uptime in the case of a power event, facilities operators have to deploy a comprehensive power distribution scheme along with emergency ... more...
Filed under: Energy Storage
Posted By: A.K. Shyam
On: July 16, 2014
It is certain that fossil fuels are likely to be exhausted sooner or later. It is rather satisfying that ‘Fossil Fuels’ sustained the global energy needs till date. Although there were no serious issues of this generation initially, gradual awareness on Environment posed many problems, over the last few decades. ... more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: July 15, 2014
"There is no reason why institutions that have direct holdings in coal, oil and gas stocks could not divest immediately." Ian Simm (Chief executive of Impax Asset Management) No reason except money, Ian, and as you probably know, there is no bigger reason than that anywhere on this or any ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Ryan Bliss , Edward Malley , Greg Coleman , Samantha Motley
On: July 14, 2014
Introduction On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Clean Power Proposal for reducing CO2 emissions from existing plants in accordance with Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.  The agency’s goal is to reduce CO2 emissions from existing power plants by 30% from 2005 CO2 emissions ... more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
Posted By: Francisco Szekely
On: July 11, 2014
With evidence of climate change becoming clearer than ever, European countries should think carefully before allowing fracking in their territory. Although hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — offers the benefits of abundant supplies of unconventional oil and gas and lower carbon emissions than other combustibles such as oil and gas, ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Carin van Vuuren
On: July 10, 2014
Consumers everywhere are using their mobile devices to make life easier, gain quick access to information, and manage their day-to-day activities. Smartphone adoption and usage is not limited to certain age groups, markets or demographics; from millennials to baby boomers, the smartphone has become the go-to device to access information ... more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Sheldon Zakreski
On: July 9, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a proposal for the first-ever national protections from dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants. The EPA plans to utilize section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to regulate the electricity sector’s abundant greenhouse gas emissions and effectively set a nationwide carbon ... more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

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