China moves to become top nuke power maker

International | Li Ruohan
Eight of 10 plants in the world built last year reportedly came from China, which experts believe is on track to becoming the world's top nuclear power producer.China has stepped up nuclear development even as it enhances nuclear safety, news portal jiemian.com reported in February.By 2020, China will have 90 nuclear plants, Chen Jining, minister of environmental protection, said, adding that ...

Whirlpool Corporation Wind Farm Finalized in Findlay

Wind |
Last June Whirlpool Corporation broke ground on a wind farm near our Findlay, Ohio dishwasher plant and today it is fully operational. Through clean, renewable energy the turbines are expected to offset more than 20% of our on-site electricity consumption. About Whirlpool Corporation Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with ...

Lords preserve wind farm subsidies

Government plans to scrap subsidies for onshore wind farms have suffered a defeat in the House of Lords. Ministers had already been defeated twice by peers, only for the changes to the Energy Bill to be reversed by MPs. On Tuesday the Lords backed a new opposition amendment to allow a handful of projects given initial planning permission in Scotland to go ahead. Voting was 270 to 220, for the ...

EDF recall to tell MPs why power station is delayed

Officials from energy giant EDF are being called back to Parliament to explain to MPs a further delay in the Hinkley Point nuclear power station. The Energy and Climate Change Committee said it wanted to question senior representatives from the French firm about the long-awaited final investment decision on the £18 billion project. French minister Emmanuel Macron said the final investment ...

US stocks mostly trade higher as energy sector rises

Business & Corporate | By MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer
Stocks finished mostly higher Tuesday in another cautious day of trading. Energy companies climbed in tandem with the price of oil, but technology companies fell. The market wavered between small gains and losses throughout the day. Chemicals companies made the biggest gains, led by DuPont, while energy companies benefited from higher oil prices. Health care stocks fell on more ...

ACWA owned CSP lights up villages in South Africa

International | ArabianBusiness.com Staff
A South African solar power plant has set a new African record for the continuous, round the clock supply of electricity. Within the first month of commercial operation, the newly inaugurated 50 MW Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant built and operated by ACWA Power has produced electricity for a continuous period of 161 hours, equivalent to almost six days. Located in Groblershoop, ...

Adwea approves 34 bidders for 350MW solar park

International | ArabianBusiness.com Staff
The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) has pre-qualified 34 companies for its 350 megawatt photovoltaic (PV) independent power project (IPP) in Sweihan. The list includes some of the world's top solar developers. Among the approved bidders are US headquartered First Solar, Italy's Enel and France's EDF that are already involved in utility scale solar projects in the Middle East ...

California should encourage EV charging station competition

Electric Vehicles | Mercury News
April 27--California leads the nation in electric vehicles, with nearly 200,000 on the road -- half the total in the United States. But Northern California only has about 5,000 charging stations, so EV owners are suffering from what's known as "range anxiety." The California Public Utilities Commission needs to encourage a competitive market as the state develops a network of charging ...

Kesko to build Finland largest property-specific solar utility on the roof of K-citymarket Tammisto

Kesko to build Finland's largest property-specific solar utility on the roof of K-citymarket Tammisto The peak power of the solar utility to be built on the roof of K-citymarket Tammisto is 503 kWp. The solar utility will generate electricity for the property. Kesko works on a long-term basis to mitigate climate change and wants to promote the ...

Be skeptical of Smart Solar amendment

Solar | Sun Sentinel
Consumers for Smart Solar has won the right to put the group's proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot. Further, a spokesman says the group -- which is supported by major utilities including Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida, Gulf Power and Tampa Electric -- "looks forward to making our case to the people of Florida that we must advance solar energy -- and ...

Government wind farm defeat

THE Government has suffered a fresh defeat in the Lords over the scrapping of subsidies for new onshore wind farms - setting up another clash with the elected Commons. Ministers had already been defeated twice by peers, only for the changes to the Energy Bill to be reversed by MPs. Yesterday the Lords backed a new Opposition amendment to allow a handful of projects given initial planning ...

Russia looking for partner in Turkey to build Akkuyu nuke plant

Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 27 By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend: Russia is looking for a partner in Turkey for the construction of Akkuyu nuclear power plant, Bloomberg HT reported Apr. 27. In connection with this fact, the Russian delegation is currently in talks with largest Turkish construction companies on the issue of participation in the construction of Akkuyu nuclear power plant. The Turkish ...

Sybac Solar withdraws proposal for solar farm in Shirley

Solar | By Mark Harrington, Newsday
April 27--Another big developer has withdrawn a plan to build a large commercial solar farm in Suffolk that was awarded as part of an ambitious 2014 LIPA request for more green energy. Sybac Solar of Orlando, Florida, withdrew its proposed 10-megawatt solar farm on a parcel of land known as the Brookhaven Technology Center in Shirley, according to a statement from the company's president. The ...

Coal prices remain flat for fourth week

Fossil & Biomass | By Daniel Tyson, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.
April 26--Coal commodity spot prices have remained even, since the beginning of April, a measure of how the industry is hurting. For the fourth consecutive week, Central Appalachian coal has sold for $42.30 per short ton, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. "Prices are way too low," said Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association. Central Appalachian coal is used ...

Emera U.S. CEO says TECO will focus on clean energy

Risk & Operations | By Jerome R. Stockfisch, Tampa Tribune, Fla.
April 25--TAMPA -- TECO Energy has recently built an award-winning reclaimed water project at its Polk Power Station, shuttered a coal-fired plant in favor of a gas-fired plant, and built a 2-megawatt solar array at Tampa International Airport. Expect more of the same after the company's acquisition by Emera Inc., Rob Bennett, president and chief executive of Emera U.S., told local business ...

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