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World's largest offshore wind turbine to be developed in the UK

World's largest offshore wind turbine to be developed in the UK | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
​Last month, GE unveiled its plan to build the world's largest, most powerful offshore wind turbine, known as the Haliade-X. This Tuesday, it was announced that the rig will be tested and developed over the next five years, at the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult research center.
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Making Waves: GE Unveils Plans To Build An Offshore Wind Turbine The Size Of A Skyscraper, The World's Most Powerful

Making Waves: GE Unveils Plans To Build An Offshore Wind Turbine The Size Of A Skyscraper, The World's Most Powerful | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
When Vincent Schellings started designing wind turbines two decades ago, he frequently polled his colleagues about what they thought was …
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Offshore wind turbines offer an appealing route in the renewable energy sector ; no noise pollution issues & land acquisition hassles. The overall engineering challenges in the design, manufacture, transport and erection should pave way to new biz opportunities for the domain players ; and in generation of direct and indirect employment opportunities.
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World-first whale cam reveals secrets of the mysterious minke

World-first whale cam reveals secrets of the mysterious minke | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, scientists have managed to slap a camera onto the back of a minke whale as it swam through the icy waters of Antarctica, surprising researchers with its speed and a seemingly voracious appetite.
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Graphene filter makes even Sydney Harbour water drinkable

Graphene filter makes even Sydney Harbour water drinkable | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Water filtration may be one of graphene's most directly beneficial capabilities. Now scientists have demonstrated how effective a specially-designed form of graphene can be at purifying water with a pretty challenging test: the filter made water from Sydney Harbour safe to drink in one step.
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Wind prices refuse to rise - Business Line

Wind prices refuse to rise - Business Line | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Belying all expectations, wind tariffs have remained obstinately low—Rs 2.44 a kWhr—at government of India’s third capacity auctions that were concluded on Tuesday.Four companies won rights to put up
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How a 150ft tunnel was used to pilfer oil from IOC pipeline

How a 150ft tunnel was used to pilfer oil from IOC pipeline | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Excessive gas pressure had led to the blast. The cops arrested the kingpin of the racket, Zubair, a scrap dealer from Daryaganj.
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Secondary steel makers demand removal of import duty on scrap

Secondary steel makers demand removal of import duty on scrap | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
All India Induction Furnaces Association (AIIFA) urges the government to remove 2.5% import duty on steel melting scrap in the upcoming budget
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In U.P., potato farmers dump their produce as prices crash

In U.P., potato farmers dump their produce as prices crash | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Grading system and rates offered by State agencies bring little relief
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Entirely avoidable incident & sad to see the potatoes getting dumped on the roadside while the same could have fetched an attractive price in places of higher demand/short supply.The urgent need of the hour is to have in place a robust supply chain for the seamless transport of agri products to the consumption point.
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World Bank Says India Has 'Enormous' Potential, Projects 7.3% Growth in 2018

World Bank Says India Has 'Enormous' Potential, Projects 7.3% Growth in 2018 | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
India, despite initial setbacks from demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST), is estimated to have grown at 6.7 per cent in 2017.
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Adani to build, operate Australian coal mine by itself

Adani to build, operate Australian coal mine by itself | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Rail line loan veto latest blow to long delayed project
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With obstructions galore springing up by the day, it appears like it's cul-de-sac for the Carmichael project. With so much of political and economic risks, stringent pollution issues and meteoric growth of the solar electric energy route, may be it's time for Adani to look elsewhere for greener pastures .
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Supertall ceramic skyscraper under construction in Dubai

UN Studio, working with engineer and architect Werner Sobek, has begun construction on an interesting new supertall skyscraper in Dubai. Named Wasl Tower, the mixed-use building stands out with its ceramic facade, unusual form, and integrated solar-powered lighting system.
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Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
A new study has found that wind speeds over the oceans could allow offshore turbines to generate far more energy than a land-based wind farm – with the North Atlantic, in particular, theoretically able to provide enough energy for all of human civilization.
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Stuck in the middle

Stuck in the middle | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
With majority of State governments not on-board the renewable energy bandwagon, industry faces a neither-here-nor-there situation, writes M Ramesh
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Arctic sea ice is packed with huge amounts of tiny plastic particles

Arctic sea ice is packed with huge amounts of tiny plastic particles | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
The insidious​ spread of microplastics through our environment is something that we really don't know enough about. Researchers have now found unexpected quantities of the material lodged in Arctic sea ice, shedding new light on how they move through the ocean.
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Pavagada solar park inaugurated

Pavagada solar park inaugurated | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Siddaramaiah calls ‘Shakti Sthala’ the Eighth among ‘Wonders of the World’
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Impressive project that highlights the growing prowess of the nation in the renewable energy(RE) sector. Electric vehicles(EV) for transport backed by RE power source will definitely make the  transition to EV more meaningful & faster than thro' the power dependence on fossil fuel - Kudos to the state for that giant step forward. 
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Ports: India needs more cargo than ports: DP World Chief

Ports: India needs more cargo than ports: DP World Chief | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
“There are more ports in India right now, than cargo; which is not good,” Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem told ET over a luncheon where he praised the citys Mughlai street food.
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Eight flying taxis that are so crazy, they just might work

Eight flying taxis that are so crazy, they just might work | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Flying taxis still seem very much like something pulled right out of science fiction, but when transport heavyweights like Boeing, Airbus and Uber start pumping millions of dollars into their development, it might be time to take all of this a bit more seriously.
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Volvo to ‘drive’ into India infrastructure sector

Volvo to ‘drive’ into India infrastructure sector | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
For the next 7 years, this will be a segment which will see the fastest growth, says Bali; invested about ₹300 cr. in last 3 years
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Zapata Ezfly: The jet-powered aerial Segway anyone can fly

Zapata Ezfly: The jet-powered aerial Segway anyone can fly | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
The Zapata Ezfly​ looks for all intents and purposes like a Segway of the sky. You stand on a small platform equipped with a series of jet thrusters, holding two handgrips that come up from the base, then rise up into the air and zoom around, steering with your bodyweight.
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Interesting futuristic personal transport vehicle ; humankind's eternal quest to take to the skies like a bird is slowly taking shape and transportation sector in toto is heading for a paradigm shift in the near future for sure....see the video for the impact of the aerial Segway.
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Germany's great energy disruption: Part 2

Germany's great energy disruption: Part 2 | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Of kindergartens in the hinterland
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What is India doing with its 2 million tonnes of e-waste every year?

What is India doing with its 2 million tonnes of e-waste every year? | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
200 companies that manufacture electronic goods — from smart phones to laptops — got served notices in October
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Tycoons in $26 Billion Battle to Remake Indian Steel

Tycoons in $26 Billion Battle to Remake Indian Steel | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Surging steel prices and a new Indian insolvency law have set the stage for an industry-defining battle between tycoons and producers for more than $26 billion of the sector’s most-coveted assets.
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Video: Richard Browning sets new speed record in Iron Man-style jet suit

Video: Richard Browning sets new speed record in Iron Man-style jet suit | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Real life Iron Man Richard Browning has put his jet-powered flight suit to the test, setting a new Guinness world speed record. Watch him skim the surface of a lake at top speed before tumbling into the water.
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World's first floating wind farm powers up off Scotland coast

World's first floating wind farm powers up off Scotland coast | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Offshore wind farms can tap into the higher average wind speeds over the ocean, but can only be built in relatively shallow water. Floating turbines can help harvest wind energy from above deeper waters, and now the world’s first floating wind farm has just fired up off the coast of Scotland.
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Floating wind farm route opens up new biz avenues for green energy route ; expect the same to play a key role down the timeline in the renewable energy segment.
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Oil security: Not just a pipe dream

Oil security: Not just a pipe dream | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Even as we enter the 50th year since the first oil discovery in Independent India, lack of new big discoveries is a bother. The NDA Government hopes that its policy push will make a difference, and reduce import dependency. Richa Mishra writes
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