Ottawa Whirlpool plant to get wind turbine

Wind | By Craig Kelly, The Lima News, Ohio
May 25--OTTAWA -- The Whirlpool plant in Ottawa will soon be incorporating wind energy into its facility, with the addition of a wind turbine coming by the end of the year. The investment in the Ottawa plant, along with a similar investment in the corporation's Marion plant, will total $13.5 million, according to a corporate press release. Built and financed by One Energy, the 1.5-megawatt ...

Super solar plan for Arden Hills moves forward

Solar | By Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
May 25--Electricity from 40 acres of solar panels could light the homes and businesses of an eco-friendly development planned in Arden Hills. The Ramsey County Board on Tuesday voted to purchase land at the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) site for what would be the largest solar array in the metro area. Xcel Energy would manage the solar installation, which is expected to ...

Offshore wind gets boost in energy proposal as advocates tout impacts on state, SouthCoast

Wind | By Mike Lawrence, The Standard-Times, New Bedford, Mass.
May 24--BOSTON -- Long-awaited energy legislation introduced Monday on Beacon Hill includes a substantial requirement for offshore wind power, signaling a potential kickstart for an industry viewed by many as vital to New Bedford's future. State Rep. Patricia Haddad, a Somerset Democrat who sponsored an early version of the bill and has pushed for offshore wind legislation for the past two ...

ScottMadden Energy Industry Update Highlights Electric Vehicles: On the Cusp of Change

Annoucement | May 24, 2016 Atlanta, GA
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently released its newest edition of The Energy Industry Update. This semi-annual publication offers our inside view of major events and emerging trends in the energy industry and is received by more than 10,000 industry leaders.

Info sessions planned on solar garden subscriptions

Solar |
May 24--MANKATO -- They're not called "Institutional Solar Gardens," but cities, counties, schools, hospitals and other large institutions have been the primary target of sales team pitching subscriptions to the gigantic solar arrays planned in the Mankato area. Region Nine Development Commission is hoping to put the "community" back into "community solar gardens," offering informational ...

Jordan in negotiations with potential partners in nuclear project

Jordan is in talks with several international companies to be partners in the country's first nuclear plant by providing necessary turbines and systems for the plant, according to Khaled Toukan, the chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC). Jordan is currently in discussions with Shanghai Electric, China National Nuclear Corporation, Alstom and other Japanese and ...

U.S. Rep. Black calls Cumberland Plateau wind farm unsightly, needless

Wind |
May 24--U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., is urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to reject a $100 million wind farm proposed to be built along 1,800 acres atop the Cumberland Plateau near Crossville, Tenn. In a letter to TVA, Black said she recently heard complaints from her constituents in the Fairfield Glade community complaining about the 23 wind turbines that Apex Clean Energy of ...

Nuclear fission begins at TVAs Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor

May 24--A self-sustaining nuclear reaction was achieved Monday at TVA's Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor in one of the most significant milestones toward activating America's first new nuclear plant in the 21st century. Licensed reactor operators at the newest unit at Watts Bar brought the reactor to a sustained fission reaction known as initial criticality at 2:16 a.m. EDT. Unit 2 is now generating ...

Supporters of shipping coal through Oakland say it will bring jobs

May 24--OAKLAND -- Without coal as a possible commodity for export, the planned bulk terminal near the Port of Oakland could be in jeopardy, a project official said today. The terminal project, which represents a small portion of a massive redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base, has become a flash point in the local debate over health risks and climate change ever since plans to ...

Rep. Black Writes TVA, Federal Agencies to Raise Concerns on Crab Orchard Wind Farm

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) recently sent a letter to Tennessee Valley Authority President and CEO William Johnson raising concerns regarding the proposed Crab Orchard Wind Project. Rep. Black sent similar letters about the project to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) urging them to ...

Net metering benefits all ratepayers, not just solar users

Solar |
May 24--A new Brookings Institution analysis indicates that net metering of solar power yields benefits for all ratepayers -- not just customers generating their own electricity through solar arrays. The paper largely concludes the benefits associated with net metering outweigh the costs and don't pose significant cost increases for non-solar ratepayers. Net metering allows solar power users ...

600 Tonnes of Highly Radioactive Melted Uranium Missing from Fukushima Plant

International | Jocelyn Aspa
600 tonnes of melted radioactive fuel from three nuclear reactors in Fukushima remains missing. As quoted in the news article: The company hopes to locate and start removing the missing fuel from 2021, the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) chief of decommissioning at Fukushima, Naohiro Masuda, revealed. The fuel extraction technology is yet to be elaborated upon, he added. Following the ...

PUCO provides definitions to common utility bill terms

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) wants to help Ohio consumers better understand common terms that appear on utility bills. Here are definitions to common terms you may see on your electric and natural gas utility bills: Apples to Apples charts ? The PUCO's electric and natural gas offer comparison charts, the only comparisons in the state for which ...

Danish company acquires proposed wind farm site off the coast of New Jersey

Wind | Doug Rainey
A Danish company has taken over the site of a wind energy area in New Jersey. DONG Energy announced that the company has taken over RES Americas Developments Inc.'s 100,000 megawatt development project rights off the coast of New Jersey. The New Jersey lease area, which was acquired by RES during the offshore wind auction held in 2015 was taken over by DONG Energy on May 11, 2016. RES Americas ...

Question proposed wind farm

Wind |
In 1867, when the naturalist John Muir first walked into the Cumberland Mountains, he wrote, "The scenery is far grander than any I ever before beheld. ?Such an ocean of wooded, waving, swelling mountain beauty and grandeur is not to be described." In January, Apex Clean Energy announced it would spoil that mountain beauty by building 23 45-story wind turbines in Cumberland County. I urge ...

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