Daily Archives: January 6, 2020

Idaho National Laboratory Gets New Supercomputer for Simulation of Advanced Reactor Designs and the Fuels that Will Power Them

By Dan Yurman A powerful new supercomputer arrived in December at Idaho National Laboratory’s Collaborative Computing Center. The machine has the capability to run complex modeling and simulation applications, which are essential to developing next-generation nuclear technologies and the fuels that will power them.The Sawtooth Mountains as viewed from a boat on Redfish Lake near…

Renewables beat fossil fuels on 137 days in greenest year for UK energy

By Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent Renewable energy up 9% on 2018 but nuclear outages are limiting progress, report warnsEnergy produced by the UK’s renewable sector outpaced fossil fuel plants on a record 137 days in 2019 to help the country’s energy system record its greenest year.The report by the Carbon Brief website found that renewable…

Final certification of the Ukrainian new gas TSO, new gas transmission tariffs and update on Naftogaz- Gazprom transit deal and unbundling completion

By Maksym Sysoiev On 24 December 2019 National Commission On State Regulation in the Sphere of Energy and Utilities (the “Regulator”) passed Resolution On Passing a Final Decision on Certification Gas Transportation System Operator concerning LLC “Operator of Gas Transportation System of Ukraine” (the “Gas TSO”). The Decision has entered into force on 1 January…

Vestas Promises to Go Carbon-Free by 2030

By [email protected] Vestas, the world’s leading manufacturer of wind turbines, announced plans to become carbon-neutral by 2030 without the use of any offsets, also stating it will lean heavily on its suppliers to shrink their own emissions. Denmark’s Vestas said Monday it will slash its carbon emissions 55 percent by 2025 — and zero them…

First Solar Settles Shareholder Suit for $350M

By [email protected] First Solar will pay out $350 million in claims for a class action lawsuit filed in 2012, according to a Monday announcement from the Arizona-based solar panel manufacturer. The suit alleged that First Solar executives and officers misled shareholders between April 2008 and February 2012 about the extent of financial damage related to…

The World Turned Upside Down

By Charley Rattan For those interested in the wider geopolitics of energy this half- hour broadcast from the BBC may be of interest Click headline for full article Read Full Article Here For more great articles: The Energy Collective – The world’s best thinkers on energy & climate

Power prices (Brazil): is it the rain’s fault?

By Rafael Herzberg Power prices (Brazil): is it the rain’s fault?The spot price of electricity, published by the Brazilian power clearinghouse, rose this week to R$ 370/MWh (USD 90/MWh).Way higher than expected for this time of year, when rainfall is usually abundant at the headwaters of the basins that feed the hydroelectric plants.What can realistically…

Duke Energy Renewables’ 200-MW Texas wind farm is producing energy

By WPED Staff Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, announced that its 200-MW Mesteño Windpower project in Starr County, Texas began commercial operation on Dec. 31, 2019. It is Duke Energy’s fourth wind generation facility in Starr County and its 11th in Texas. The project’s output will be sold into the…

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