Keep clean energy jobs in US

The newly released energy bill from the Massachusetts Legislature is a good start ("Offshore wind gets boost in energy proposal," May 24.). The bill commits Massachusetts to getting 1,200 MW of its future energy supply from offshore wind, signaling support for an industry that could create hundreds of new jobs on the South Coast.

Govt wants to see more power companies in Karachi

The federal government has expressed its desire to see more power distribution companies in Karachi, in a bid to foster competition and end the monopoly enjoyed by K-Electric in the country's largest city.

PNNL eager to tackle new power grid projects

Richland lab asserts federal initiative will boost region. Both the region and the nation's power grid will benefit from more than 80 new research and development projects announced earlier this year by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, asserts the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, Wash.

Major wind farm permission granted

PLANNING permission has been given for the development of the Crossdykes Wind Farm in Annandale by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Councillors on the planning and development committee gave their unanimous backing to Muirhill Energy's plan for the wind farm subject to the completion of legal agreements. Located between Lockerbie and Langholm, the proposed wind farm comprises 15 turbines, each ...

Wind power to supply 10% of US electricity by 2020

Wind | Adonis Abbey
AMERICA's wind power sector is on track to provide 10% of the country's electricity by 2020, according to the American Wind Energy Association. According to wind energy executives attending the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2016 Conference and Exhibition, being held in New Orleans, if technology development continues to lower costs, wind power will stay on pace to supply ...

Beyond the metering muddle

As the nation grapples with the rehabilitation, restructuring and revamping of the all-important power sector, sporadic encounters with vested interests opposed to smooth and systematic attainment of these crucial development objectives seem to be unavoidable. Even before we overcome the propaganda against the new tariff for electricity we are already contending with another diversionary ploy ...

Mepco installs 2471 transformers for smooth power supply

Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) has installed 2471 transformers to provide electricity with best voltage to consumers during the current fiscal year.

Record loan secured to boost Zambia power grid

STANDARD Chartered has partnered with the United States to deliver a term loan worth US$60 million to Zambia's Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) to finance capital expenditure for the Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project. The loan is one of the largest facilities that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) delivered within President Barack ...

Russias Rosatom negotiates nuclear waste treatment with Armenias Metsamor plant

Russia's state-owned nuclear company Rosatom said that it is “ready to assume” the maintenance of nuclear waste generated from Armenia's Metsamor plant, Armenpress reported on May 30. “Based on international contracts on handling used nuclear fuel, this has to be returned to the country of production. We can recycle and refine [nuclear] waste from Armenia,” Rosatom representative Oleg Kruykov ...

Clean Energy to Take Bigger Share of Electricity Market by 2030

Renewable energy will account for 40 percent of electricity output capacity by 2030, almost double today's market share, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. The expansion will be due to lower technology costs, Adnan Amin, Irena's director general, said in an interview on Bloomberg TV in Dubai. "We anticipate with the lower technology cost, by 2030 we're going to have ...

Work to start on 3rd unit of Karachi K3 nuclear plant in Pakistan

International | Lyu Chang
The construction site of a Hualong One project by China National Nuclear Corporation in Fuqing, Fujian province. [Photo/Xinhua] Company also reports progress in promoting its technology to countries like Algeria and Sudan Construction is expected to start next month on the third unit at the K3 plant-the Karachi nuclear power plant using a reactor developed by China National Nuclear ...

NPP Going Dirty With Electricity Bills

The Herald, has intercepted a secret plot hatched by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to accuse the president, John Dramani Mahama, his wife and brothers of profiting greatly from the current huge tariffs being charged customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). "Why should you pay more for ...

Construction of worlds largest dam in DR Congo could begin within months

The largest dam in the world is set to begin construction within months and could be generating electricity in under five years. But 35,000 people may have to be relocated and it could be built without any environmental or social impact surveys, say critics. The $14bn (£9.5bn) Inga 3 project, the first part of the mega-project, is being fast-tracked by the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

Reactor at New Taipei nuclear power plant shuts down

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) One of the reactors at Taiwan Power Company's (Taipower) second nuclear power plant in New Taipei has shut down and the cause is being investigated, the company said Monday. It said maintenance of the reactor had been completed recently and the reactor was restarted May 16, but half an hour later, it automatically shut down for reasons that are not yet clear Taipower said ...

Municipal water authorities wanted for solar program

Solar | By Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 31--Ed Johnstonbaugh figures there are about 100 water authorities in southwestern Pennsylvania suffering the same symptoms: a shrinking and aging customer population, declining levels of employment, and an electricity bill that sucks up most of their operating budget. The cure or, at least, the treatment he has proposed is sunshine. A renewable energy educator with Penn State ...

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