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Clean energy loans under review

Clean energy loans under review | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Clean energy loans made by the US Department of Energy will receive a independent review, the White House says.
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'First' carbon capture plan axed

'First' carbon capture plan axed | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Plans for the UK's first carbon capture project at Longannet power station in Fife are scrapped, the energy secretary confirms.
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Exciting prospects for gas-fired power plants in a de-carbonising Europe.

Exciting prospects for gas-fired power plants in a de-carbonising Europe. | Power Generation | Scoop.it

The western European steam and gas turbines market witnessed an all-time low during 2009-2010. However, it is expected to recover in the medium-to-long term despite the uncertainties pertaining to carbon trading, legislations in the electricity sector and imminent rises in commodity prices.

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The Coalition's vision for renewable transport - Telegraph

The Coalition's vision for renewable transport - Telegraph | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Secretary of State for Transport Philip Hammond sets out the Coalition's
vision of a low-carbon transport sector leading the world in renewables and
kick-starting the economy.
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World's largest solar farm switches from thermal to PV

World's largest solar farm switches from thermal to PV | Power Generation | Scoop.it

The company behind plans to build the world's largest solar farm has revealed that it is to switch to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in what could mark a significant shift in the balance of power between competing PV and solar thermal technologies.

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Moment when tsunami hit Fukushima

Moment when tsunami hit Fukushima | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Images released by the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant show the dramatic moment the tsunami hit the power station.

 

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Oil spill investigation begins as Shell plugs North Sea leak

Oil spill investigation begins as Shell plugs North Sea leak | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Successful plugging of two Gannet Alpha leaks come as a Scottish newspaper reveals Shell's poor safety record in the region...

 

An investigation by the Sunday Herald found that Shell had been officially censured 25 times in the past six years for breaking safety rules, giving it one of the worst safety records of any major oil company in the UK.

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Ofgem steps up energy firms probe

Ofgem steps up energy firms probe | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Ofgem brings in accountants BDO to see if energy firms understated their retail profits to justify higher prices.
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Infographic - What Renewable Energies Do We Use Most and At What Cost?

Infographic - What Renewable Energies Do We Use Most and At What Cost? | Power Generation | Scoop.it

A simple yet interactive infographic on renewable nergy sources and their costs in the US. Quite Educational to put in perspective. 

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The Secret of the Fibonacci Sequence in Trees

The Secret of the Fibonacci Sequence in Trees | Power Generation | Scoop.it

7th grader Aidan Dwyer was walking in the woods during the winter, and looking up, he noticed something about the bare branches above him. They didn't appear to be growing randomly. So he took some measurements of the angles of the branches, crunched some numbers, and wouldn't you know it, he found that the ubiquitous Fibonacci Sequence was behind it all. He suspected there was a reason behind this. That trees were using this pattern to gather more light.

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Round-the-clock solar power plant in Spain – big picture

Round-the-clock solar power plant in Spain – big picture | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Gemasolar, the world's first commercial high-temperature solar power plant, is expected to be able to supply energy to the grid based on demand...
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Shell's second oil leak in North Sea pipeline caused by relief valve

Shell's second oil leak in North Sea pipeline caused by relief valve | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Campaigners and politicians have criticised the oil company for being slow to release information on the spill...
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Savings In Steam Consumption

Savings In Steam Consumption | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Savings in steam consumption - Mechanical steam traps on its process, utilities and steam distribution pipeline replaced...
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More funding for wave and tidal power

More funding for wave and tidal power | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Wave and tidal stream power are set to get more funding in proposed changes to the level of support for renewable energy.
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Siemens to quit nuclear industry

Siemens to quit nuclear industry | Power Generation | Scoop.it
German engineering giant Siemens is to withdraw from the nuclear industry following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, its chief executive says.
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Kenya explosion exposes lethal lines that tempt the desperately poor

Kenya explosion exposes lethal lines that tempt the desperately poor | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Oil and gas companies often fail to bury or protect their pipelines in developing nations as they face little legal backlash...
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Features - Professional Engineering

Features - Professional Engineering | Power Generation | Scoop.it
The renewable energy sector is growing fast on the back of the skills and expertise of the oil and gas industry...

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Fusion power: is it getting any closer?

Fusion power: is it getting any closer? | Power Generation | Scoop.it
For decades, scientists have been predicting that, one day, the same process that powers the sun will give us virtually unlimited cheap, clean electricity. Are they wrong?
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Utility companies write down £600m of coal assets.

Utility companies write down £600m of coal assets. | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Major energy companies have written down the value of coal and oil power
station assets by £600m, with RWE npower poised to cut around 440 jobs
linked to closing plants.

 

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Windfarms prevent detection of secret nuclear weapon tests, says MoD

Windfarms prevent detection of secret nuclear weapon tests, says MoD | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Plans for hundreds of wind turbines have been blocked over claims that vibrations will interfere with recording station...

 

This is very interesting development. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is blocking plans for hundreds of wind turbines because it says their "seismic noise" will prevent the detection of nuclear explosions around the world.

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Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Energy Ambitions

Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Energy Ambitions | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Curbing domestic oil use is a key driver Turki al_faisal, Saudia Arabia's point man on nuclear energy.

 

So as Germany announced closure of Nuclear Power Plants, Saudi Arabia announces new plans for Nuclear Plant. Does it reinforce the allegations that Saudi Arabia is infact fiddling with available oil numbers. Some are speculating that Saudi Arabia are reporting more than what is available in their territory.

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Under-reported greenhouse gas statistics? Sketchy emission reports revealed by Swiss measurements

Under-reported greenhouse gas statistics? Sketchy emission reports revealed by Swiss measurements | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Fluorinated hydrocarbons are potent greenhouse gases, emission of which must be reduced under the Kyoto Protocol.
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World's Largest Solar Plant Lowers Cost - Care2.com

World's Largest Solar Plant Lowers Cost - Care2.com | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Greentech MediaWorld's Largest Solar Plant Lowers CostCare2.comBlythe Solar Power Project, a 1000-megawatt installation in California's Riverside County is switching from concentrated solar power to photovoltaics.
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Software Helps Schedule Offshore Wind Farms Maintenance - Engineer Live, For Engineers, By Engineers

Software Helps Schedule Offshore Wind Farms Maintenance - Engineer Live, For Engineers, By Engineers | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Software helps schedule offshore wind farms maintenance - Can also track status coating repairs, wall thickness, welds, bolt tensioning, mechanical integrity...
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Statoil Says Two North Sea Finds Are Probably Part of ‘Giant’ Discovery

Statoil Says Two North Sea Finds Are Probably Part of ‘Giant’ Discovery | Power Generation | Scoop.it
Statoil ASA said two North Sea finds are probably part of a single field that could be the country’s largest oil discovery since the 1980s, helping to prolong the nation’s output that has declined for 10 consecutive years.
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