New legislation on renewable energy threatens wider Polish power system warns Moody's

New legislation in Poland on the renewable energy sector is set to reduce investment, Moody’s warned on June 29. That could reduce crucial generation capacity. Poland is pressing to reduce the role of renewable energy sector in its energy mix, in a bid to instead support the country's struggling coal mines, which already provide fuel for over 80% of power generation. The new law on energy from ...

State Nuclear Safety Regulatory Committee urges citizens to refrain from suspicious deals

It is virtually impossible to steal radioactive materials or radioactive waste for illegal use in Armenia. High level control and supervision is being implemented, Chairman of the State Nuclear Safety Regulatory Committ?? of Armenia Ashot Martisoryan said in an interview with ARMENPRESS, speaking on the arrest of three Armenian citizens in Georgia for the ...

NC lawmakers float easing Duke Energy's coal ash cleanup

Fossil & Biomass | By EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press
North Carolina legislators offered Duke Energy a cheaper alternative to excavating toxic coal ash from all its unlined pits, but neighbors and environmentalists cried foul after the deal was unveiled Tuesday. A state Senate committee quickly advanced legislation allowing lower-cost alternatives to closing pits at half of Duke Energy's 14 coal plants, including drying out ...

Agreement sets New Hampshire's share of Northern Pass power

Hydro |
Eversource customers in New Hampshire would be guaranteed to get their proportional share of the power from the proposed Northern Pass project under an agreement reached between the project's developer, Eversource, and Hydro-Quebec. The project would bring Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid via a 192-mile electric transmission line through New Hampshire. ...

North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership Action Plan

The North American Climate, Energy, and Environment Partnership was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Pena Nieto on June 29, 2016, at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, Canada. This Action Plan identifies the deliverables to be achieved and activities to be pursued by the three countries as part of this enduring Partnership. ...

Port of San Diego installs big rooftop solar system

Solar | By Rob Nikolewski, The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Port of San Diego just spent $341,000 to put up solar panels on the roof of its primary ship terminal as part of a five-year climate action plan adopted to deploy more renewable energy to the port. An initial cost savings analysis estimated the photo-voltaic system would save about $35,000 a year, which means it would take about nine years for the PV array to pay for itself. But ...

At Pittsburgh hearing, environmentalists call for end to coal mining leases on federal land

Fossil & Biomass | By David Conti, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Environmental advocates asked Bureau of Land Management officials Tuesday to stop issuing new leases for coal mining on federal properties, or to revamp the leasing program. "We need to phase out the program, safeguard the federal lands that have not yet been ravaged, and keep the underlying coal in the ground," said Sierra Club vice president Robin Mann, one of several dozen people ...

Danville Utilities asking customers to conserve power during peak hours

Danville Utilities is asking all of its electric customers to conserve power Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier. Peak alerts are issued when it's anticipated that the demand for electricity may be at its highest ever. "A peak alert doesn't mean that the supply of electricity if being depleted or that there is something wrong with ...

Taipower preparing for challenging week of tight power supply

State-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Sunday that it is preparing for its most challenging week ahead in providing power supplies, calling for efforts by the public to help reduce electricity use. Taipower recorded peak electricity consumption of 35.21 million kilowatts June 23, the second-highest in history, after the country saw daytime highs of more than 37 degrees Celsius for four ...

Here comes the sun: US solar power market hits all-time high

Solar |
Solar energy in the US has had a rocky existence. Ever since Ronald Reagan symbolically removed Jimmy Carter’s solar panels from the White House roof in 1986, federal policy has been unpredictable, such that manufacturers and consumers could never depend on reliable incentives to produce and install solar energy systems. Remarkably, the US solar energy industry is now entering what may be its ...

Siemens freezes new UK wind power investment following Brexit vote

Siemens is putting new wind power investment plans in the UK on hold due to uncertainty caused by last week’s Brexit vote, the Germany energy company has told the Guardian. A £310m manufacturing hub in Hull that employs 1,000 people will not be affected by the decision, and should still begin producing blades and assembling turbines next year. But Siemens, one of the few firms to openly back a ...

Construction work begins at Discovery Parks 140m biomass power plant in UK

Construction work has commenced on the new 140m biomass power plant in Kent, UK. Power plant construction contractor, Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has already secured possession of the development site, marking the start of a project. Planned to be completed in two years, the project is expected to create 300 jobs during the construction phase and 30 full time jobs once ...

Decision to construct coal-based power plants along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor lauded

Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders on Sunday backed the decision of the government to construct coal-based power plants along CPEC. Government should try to use maximum quantity of Thar coal for power generation to cut oil import bill as gas supply form Iran or Turkmenistan is not possible any time soon while enhancing LNG imports will take time, it said.

JET welcomes JAMALCO's no-coal decision

Hayes, Clarendon: THE JAMAICA Environment Trust (JET) welcomes the recent announcement that there will be no coal fired plant for the JAMALCO facility in Clarendon. JET has been working with the communities of Hayes and New Town to oppose this, due to the public health risks to Jamaicans, as well as the impacts to climate. Errol Josephs, a resident of the Hayes, Clarendon, says, "I think this ...

Prime Minister commissions Wigton III

WIGTON III, the 24-megawatt expansion of the wind farm in Rose Hill, Manchester, was officially commissioned into service on June 2 by Prime Minister1, Andrew Holness. The new facility, which began supplying energy to the national grid in March, consists of 12 twomegawatt wind turbines, a 9.6 kilometre transmission line and a new substation. It is projected to generate 63,072 megawatt hours ...

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