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 ...

Whirlpool Corporation Amps Up Commitment to Clean Energy With Newest Ohio Wind Farm

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, Whirlpool Corporation announced plans to build wind turbines to help power its Marion and Ottawa plants in Ohio, a $13.5 million total investment that will build upon the company’s 46 year commitment to advances in sustainable manufacturing. The completion of these projects has the potential to make Whirlpool Corporation one of the ...

Lopez firm to double wind-power capacity

THE First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) on Monday said it will aggressively double its wind-power capacity in the next three years. Francis Giles B. Puno, the company's president and COO, said at the moment, the company has a 150-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. Doubling that could result in another 150-MW capacity. One megawatt costs between $2.5 million and $3 million, so ...

Duke Energy invests more in pig poop

Fossil & Biomass | By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer
May 24--Duke Energy has signed a second deal to turn swine waste from farms in Duplin County, North Carolina's pork capital, into electricity. The project will use methane gas captured from waste to make electricity at power plants in Wayne and New Hanover counties. It's expected to start operating by mid-2017. This is the second poop-to-power project Duke has announced this year. In March, ...

Solar energy could power Arden Hills TCAAP someday

Solar |
May 24--If it happens, it would be the largest utility-grade solar farm in the metro area. First, the Ramsey County Board needs to get the land to build it, though. Commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to give staff clearance to pursue the acquisition of 60 acres of land north of the 427-acre former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant it now owns and is readying for redevelopment into a ...

Foresight reaches tentative deal with bondholders

May 24--Beleaguered coal miner Foresight Energy said Monday it has reached an agreement with the holders of $600 million of debt in an effort to restructure more than $1.25 billion it owes outside of bankruptcy court. The St. Louis-based limited partnership, which operates several highly productive Illinois longwall mines, said that the agreement is contingent on a larger restructuring, which ...

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