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  • Coal-fired power plants help ESRL scientists and colleagues verify satellite pollution measurements

    In a strange twist, polluting power plants in the West are actually helping advance air quality research. A new study by ESRL scientists and colleagues used the large pollution plumes from rural Western power plants to understand satellite measurements of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution over urban areas including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, and Phoenix. There’s good news in the data: urban ...

  • Metso to convert coal boiler to biomass-fired boiler for Dalkia in Poland

    Metso Corporation's press release on September 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. local time  ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Monitoring at biomass plants should be `future proof`

    The recent rise in approvals for the construction of renewable energy plants burning biomass has highlighted the need for specified monitoring equipment to be both cost-effective and flexible. Quantitech Director Dominic Duggan explains: “Whilst biomass power represents an important part of the Government’s strategy to produce energy from renewable sources and to reduce waste to landfill, a ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • GE Announces Power Plant Deal In Cambodia and First-Of-Its Kind Digital Partnership To Help Meet Growing Energy Demands

    General Electric Company recently announced it was awarded a contract with Toshiba Plant System & Services Corporation (TPSC) to supply major equipment for the CEL II 135 MW Coal Fired Power Plant in Stung Hav, Sihanoukville. On the same date, a Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between GE and the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) to install a Continuous Emission ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens awarded multiple orders in the U.S. for its power plant automation (SPPA) controls system

    Siemens Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical (IC&E) North American group in Alpharetta, Georgia has been awarded several "first time" key project orders in the areas of alternative fuel generation, migrations of existing traditional generation, and the provision of new innovative technology for machinery vibration monitoring and protection. These U.S. projects will showcase the world ...

  • TÜV Rheinland at the Intersolar: growing quality requirements for module manufacturers and at photovoltaic power plants

    Experts from the leading test service provider in the solar industry at the Intersolar Europe 2012, Hall A5, Stand 253 of the Neue Messe München, 13 to 15 June 2012 / Defining quality anew: Solar industry transformation continues / One-stop testing for manufacturers: global access in module testing and certification Module price decline and overcapacity, changed subsidy policies and investor ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Is Africa ready for safe nuclear power?

    As Japan's nuclear accidents send shockwaves round the world, Alex Abutu explores whether Africa is ready to provide safe nuclear power. [CAPE TOWN] The disasters that struck several Japanese nuclear facilities in the wake of last week's devastating tsunami have highlighted concerns about whether ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Coal-ash dumps threaten community

    From his modest home near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy's Sutton Steam Electric Plant, a looming reminder of the environmental dangers threatening his family. Contaminated groundwater from a pair of huge Sutton coal-ash dumps is headed toward the wells that provide drinking water for Flemington, a largely working class community a half mile from the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Donauer Solartechnik completes photovoltaic plants in South Africa

    Directly following Intersolar Europe 2012, Donauer Solartechnik will commission a photovoltaic plant on the roof of the University of the Witwatersrand in the South African city of Johannesburg. The plant will deliver an annual yield of around 2,800 kilowatt hours and is a part of a project to provide environmentally friendly electricity for two educational institutions on location. In ...


  • Nuclear power after Fukushima: Facts and figures

    Nuclear power promises clean energy for developing countries. Dave Elliott charts its progress and prospects after the accident at Fukushima. For 60 years, using uranium to generate electricity in nuclear power plants has been promoted as a way to provide cheap, clean energy for a prosperous new world. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Idle Nebraska nuclear plant cleared to restart

    he Nebraska nuclear plant that has been idle for nearly three years because of flooding and a series of safety concerns was cleared to restart on Tuesday. The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the Omaha Public Power District's Fort Calhoun nuclear plant is ready to generate electricity for the first time since April 2011. NRC ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

    Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina. With each disaster, environmentalists sounded alarms and called for the byproduct of burning coal to be treated as hazardous ...


    By Associated Press

  • The nuclear power plans that have survived Fukushima

    SciDev.Net reporters from around the world tell us which countries are set on developing nuclear energy despite the Fukushima accident. The quest for energy independence, rising power needs and a desire for political weight all mean that few developing countries with nuclear ambitions have abandoned them in the light of the Fukushima accident. Jordan's planned nuclear plant is part of a strategy ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Six University Coal Research Projects Selected to Boost Advanced Energy Production

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected six new projects under the University Coal Research Program (UCR) that seek long-term solutions for the clean and efficient use of our nation’s abundant coal resources. The selected projects support the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) Crosscutting Research Program’s initiatives in high-performance materials and sensors and controls ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

    America's newest and cleanest coal-fired power plant comes with a catch: The heat-trapping carbon dioxide removed from its smokestack pollution will help force more oil out of the ground. Some environmentalists complain that it ends up releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than is stored underground as waste. It's another example of the Obama administration promoting new, cleaner ...


    By Associated Press

  • Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Completes New Emergency Operations Facility

     FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), today announced that construction of the Emergency Operations Facility for its Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station has been completed. Located in Lindsey, Ohio, the new 12,000-square-foot facility supports overall management of activities related to maintaining public health and safety during the ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • SMA America and UL Partner for Transformerless Inverter Workshop at Solar Power International

    ROCKLIN, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010—SMA America continues to champion transformerless inverters with its recent partnership with Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) for “The Transformerless Inverter Workshop.” The free training session, which took place at Solar Power International in Los Angeles on ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • Toto Costruzioni Selects GE Wind Turbines to Power Italy’s Puglia Region

    First Order for GE’s 2.85-Megawatt Wind Turbines in Italy Toto Costruzioni’s Inaugural Wind Farm in Ponte Albanito Project Marks Sixth GE-Powered Wind Farm in Puglia, Italy GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it will supply Toto Costruzioni S.p.A. with eight ...


    By General Electric

  • EPA Approves the State of Kansas’ Coal Ash Management Plan

    Simultaneously with the effective date of the first national regulations for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants, EPA Region 7 gave conditional approval to the State of Kansas’ plan to implement the rule’s provisions Monday, Oct. 19. “We applaud the State of Kansas for their leadership in protecting human health and the ...

  • Los Angeles Moves Forward with Cleaner Power from GE

    GE Technology Eliminates Ocean Water for Cooling, Reduces Emissions, Improves Reliability GE’s Advanced Gas Turbines Support Renewable Energy with Fast Startup The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is losing the weight of old technology and exercising its right to use a more environmentally friendly approach. The ...


    By General Electric

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