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Wind power capacity surpasses coal in Texas

  • 21 hours ago (2017-10-17)
  • David Flin

The University of Texas at Austin has issued a report that shows that wind power generation capacity in Texas may have already surpassed coal-fired capacity in the state, and wind will almost certainly overtake coal by early next year.

Iran power exports rise 25 per cent

  • a day ago (2017-10-16)
  • David Flin

Iran’s electricity exports rose nearly 25 per cent in the first six months of the current fiscal year (March to September) compared to the same period a year ago, according to Houshang Falahtian, Iran’s Deputy Energy Minister.

UK publishes legislation for nuclear safeguards for Euratom exit

  • 4 days ago (2017-10-13)
  • David Flin

The UK Government has published its Nuclear Safeguards Bill to establish a domestic nuclear safeguards regime in preparation for the country’s departure from Euratom.

Siemens Gamesa inaugurates first wind turbine blade plant in Africa and Middle East

  • 5 days ago (2017-10-12)
  • David Flin

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has inaugurated its new wind turbine rotor blade factory in Tangier, Morocco, the first blade plant of a wind turbine manufacturer in Africa and the Middle East.

Report identifies 2.6 GW of coal plants in US Midwest are uneconomic

  • 6 days ago (2017-10-11)
  • David Flin

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has released a report identifying 2.6 GW of coal capacity across just six Midwest states in the USA that are considered uneconomic, raising the possibility that these plants will be closed in the near future.

Carnegie Institute for Science says North Atlantic suitable for open-ocean offshore wind

  • 7 days ago (2017-10-10)
  • David Flin

Research from the Carnegie Institution for Science, headquartered in Washington DC, USA, says that there is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic.

US EPA to announce repeal of Clean Power Plan

  • 8 days ago (2017-10-09)
  • David Flin

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is likely to repeal the country’s Clean Power Plan instigated by the Obama Administration, saying that the call to switch to more natural gas and renewable generation exceeded the EPA’s authority.

Renewables to account for a third of global power generation in 2022

  • 11 days ago (2017-10-06)
  • David Flin

The annual renewable energy report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the price of renewable energy has fallen, competition has increased, and there has been greater uptake of new technologies.

Power plant investment in Iran planned

  • 12 days ago (2017-10-05)
  • David Flin

Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or the nuclear deal) appears to have paved the way for foreign investment to help Iran upgrade its power sector.

Tepco reactors clear safety review after Fukushima

  • 13 days ago (2017-10-04)
  • David Flin

Two reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power station in Niigata Prefecture run by Tepco have cleared the safety standards set by the Japanese Government, becoming the first of the utilities idled units to pass tightened screening.

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