Botswana to invest on energy

President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has emphasised Botswana's commitment towards improving and investing on energy generation. Speaking in an interview after his tour of the Midal Cables International Company in Mozambique on Tuesday, President Khama said government strived to find new means of improving energy generation and distribution. As a way of improving energy generation, ...

Lopez-led units to source power requirements from clean energy

LOPEZ-LED First Philippine Holdings (FPH) Corp. on Wednesday said its two subsidiaries will spearhead an environmental effort of the group's nonenergy subsidiaries by eventually sourcing all their power needs from the so-called low-carbon suppliers. The two subsidiaries will be Rockwell Land Corp. and First Philippine Industrial Park. They will draft roadmaps, under which all their power needs ...

Strike cuts 4,000 MW in French nuclear power capacity

French nuclear power capacity was cut by at least 4 gigawatts (GW) on Thursday after hardline CGT union workers joined a rolling nationwide strike against planned government reforms, grid operator RTE showed on its website. CGT members at 19 nuclear power plants voted on Wednesday to join the strike which has paralysed French businesses and disrupted fuel supplies in the past week. RTE's ...

Nuclear power plant workers to join strike

Workers at French nuclear power stations are due to down tools on Thursday amid growing industrial action over controversial labour reforms. The CGT union said staff at 16 of France’s 19 nuclear plants had voted for a one-day strike. The government said on Wednesday it was dipping into strategic oil reserves as strikers blockaded refineries. Unions want the government to reverse controversial ...

France prepares for day of strikes as nuclear workers join labour protests

International | FRANCE 24
France faced an eighth day of national strikes on Thursday after workers at nuclear power stations voted to join protests against labour reforms. Blockades of fuel depots by angry unions have forced France to dip into its fuel reserves. CGT energy and mining federation spokeswoman Marie-Claire Cailletaud said the strike action at nuclear plants will reduce power output, but that the reactors ...

Solar Power Tops Coal Use for First Time

According to the Carbon Brief, the use of coal in the UK is close to levels last witnessed during the industrial revolution. Estimates from the brief highlighted that there was a 20% reduction in 2014 with figures continuing to decline to the lowest seen in 2015. New figures from the Carbon Brief indicate that in light of the reduction and for ...

Coal undergoing ongoing deliberate destruction

KINGSPORT - Emotional Murray Energy Corp. Chairman Robert Murray denounced Democrats and President Barack Obama on Monday for what he called the "ongoing deliberate destruction of the United States coal industry." Congressional Republicans also drew Murray's ire. Murray's sometimes fiery and detailed remarks about the coal industry's downturn happened at the annual Virginia Coal and ...

Bankruptcy won't affect Orange County projects

Business & Corporate | By Hema Easley, The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y.
May 26--A global renewable energy giant that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April asserts that its financial troubles will have no impact on the solar energy projects it is pursuing nationwide, including in Orange County. SunEdison is seeking to build at least two solar farms in the county. A project in Chester involves installing 10 acres of ground-mounted solar photovoltaic cells ...

Moody says PNM rate-case delay credit negative

Moody’s Investors Service said a decision by state regulators to delay until late August a final ruling in Public Service Company of New Mexico’s rate case is a “credit negative” move that could affect the utility’s finances. Last week, the Public Regulation Commission scheduled another three days of hearings for late June on PNM’s request for a 14.4 percent rate hike, thus pushing back a ...

Iran, Russia discuss new nuclear power plant

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 26 By Emil Ilgar – Trend: Iran and Russia discussed the construction of the second nuclear power plant in Bushehr on May 26, reports the official website of Iran's Embassy in Russia. According to the report, Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, as well as Mehdi Sanaei, Iran's ambassador to Moscow, met with Rosatom CEO Sergei Kiriyenko ...

ABB highlights high performance wind technologies at AWEA Windpower 2016

Annoucement | May 24, 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana
Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS), microgrids, control systems and grid integration solutions on display to help wind developers and operators across the wind value chain leverage new technologies from source to socket.

Tsai must act immediately against nukes

International | Stephanie Chao
Anti-nuclear activists called on the Tsai administration to live up to its pledge for a nuclear-free homeland on Tuesday, in time for the 20th anniversary of the passing of a bill that aims to cease all nuclear plant operations. Representatives of a number of environmental protection groups gathered outside the front gates of the Legislative Yuan. Taiwan Environmental Protection Union Chairman ...

Japan Pushing Ahead With 47 New Coal Power Plants

International | Teresa Matich
Japan is moving ahead with plans for 47 new coal-fired power plants, Clean Technica reported. Meanwhile, countries in the rest of the G7 are working to curb their coal use. As quoted in the publication: A new report published earlier this month by climate diplomacy and energy policy analysts E3G includes its latest G7 coal scorecard, which shows clearly just how contrary to its fellow members ...

DEWA-KEPCO break ground on Smart Grid Station

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) conducted a ground-breaking ceremony for the first phase of its Smart Grid Station (SGS) project. Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO) will work with DEWA on the development. The project is aimed at combining smart grids and smart buildings. Saeed al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: "DEWA is exploring the concept of Smart Grid ...

Saudi minister prefers solar potential over nuclear energy

International | LeAnne Graves
Solar energy could overtake nuclear ambitions in Saudi Arabia as the kingdom looks to shake up its power sector, according to a senior government official. Ibrahim Babelli, Saudi Arabia's deputy economic minister, said at the Menasol conference in Dubai on Wednesday that not only was solar significantly cheaper, but it also lacked the security risks that come with nuclear power ...

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