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’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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.