Energy storage options will be state's next frontier

Energy Storage | Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI) - 29-Nov 2015
Companies are lining up to offer battery-storage options to Hawaii customers that own solar panel systems -- a move regulators and clean-energy advocates are hailing as a way to help the state reach its 100 percent renewable energy goal.

UT research finds flaws in rock salt as impermeable nuke waste shield

Nuclear | Austin American-Statesman (TX) - 30-Nov 2015
Researchers at the University of Texas have found that rock salt, used by the United States and Germany as an underground buffer against radioactive waste, might not protect groundwater supplies if a waste storage vessel fails.

Why rooftop solar advocates are upset about California's clean-energy law

Solar | 30-Nov 2015 - Los Angeles Times (CA)
California's aggressive push to increase renewable energy production comes with a catch for people with solar panels on the roof: You don't count.

Czech and China assure cooperation in nuclear power sector

International | Nov 30 - Global Data Point
Keqiang said, "China's nuclear power technology and equipment are safe and inexpensive, which has made them competitive globally."

Smarter renewable power: six innovations

Solar | Nov 30 - Guardian Web
Printable solar panels, unlike most solar panels, which use cells made of silicon, solar inks can be printed on to rolls of plastic up to A3 size.

Renewable Energy sector attracts $ 3 bln investment in one year

International | Nov 30 - Balochistan Times
The Renewable Energy (RE) sector has attracted foreign investment of over $ 3 billion during the last one year, clearly indicating investment potential in this particular sector and the outcome of initiatives taken so far to exploit such resources for the betterment of the country.

Czech renewable energy support to be notified by April

International | Nov 30 - Czech News Agency
Czech renewable energy support to be notified by April.

$25 bn in Russian funds for Egypt's first nuclear plant

International | Nov 30 - Egypt Independent
The Al-Mal newspaper has published a draft agreement, signed between Russia and Egypt in November, for a loan of US$25 billion to finance a nuclear power station in Dabaa.

$1 bn private equity fund planned renewable energy

International | Nov 30 - Cihan News Agency
Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the government plans to set up a $1 billion private equity fund for the renewable energy sector that would be initially seeded by state-run companies.

Egypt Inaugurates Largest Wind Power Plant in MENA, Africa

International | Nov 30 - Qatar News Agency
The project's cost is estimated at 270 million euros (roughly $286 million), financed through two loans from German KFW development bank, European Investment Bank, and a grant from EU Commission in Egypt, Egypt's (Ahram Online) reported Monday.

Egypt's EFG Hermes seeks renewable energy opportunities

International | Nov 30 - National, The
LeAnne Graves EFG Hermes is eyeing investment in North Africa's renewable energy sector as countries diversify their energy mix to plug their power shortages.

Dabhol power plant recommences power generation

International | Nov 30 - Global Data Point
The electricity generation will be further scaled up in the coming months.

Fermi 2 nuclear plant in Michigan restarts after being shut down for refuelling, maintenance

Nuclear | Nov 30 - Canadian Press DataFile
DTE Energy Co. says the reactor at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan has been restarted after being shut down for refuelling and maintenance.

UN nuclear watchdog's work impacting lives worldwide: Agency chief

International | Nov 30 - Pakistan Press International
The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today delivered an opening statement at the meeting of its Board of Governors by addressing issues of technical cooperation, nuclear applications, nuclear energy, safety and security, and nuclear verification.

China to continue to advance int'l climate cooperation

International | PARIS, Nov 30, 2015 -- Xinhua
The Chinese government will continue to advance international cooperation on climate change and earnestly implement its policy commitment of South-South cooperation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Monday.

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