Tagged Power Plant

EU approves €400 million aid scheme to develop renewables in Denmark

By Renewable Energy World The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Danish aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources: onshore and offshore wind, wave power plants, hydroelectric power plants and solar PV. The measure will help Denmark reach its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting competition and will contribute…

Fukushima 10 years later – its time to focus on the social science

By Milton Caplan Ten years have passed since Japan suffered the great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that killed 20,000 people, caused US$300 billion of damage and initiated the accident at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant. Reviewing the media reporting last month, the nature of the stories has changed. There were of course many articles…

Duke Energy plans to triple renewable energy generation by 2030

By Kelsey Misbrener By the end of this decade, renewables will make up a large portion of Duke Energy’s generation mix as the utility looks to triple the amount of renewable energy it produces from company power plants and dramatically reduce carbon emissions. This information was spelled out today in Duke Energy’s 15th Sustainability Report,…

Carbon-free electricity by 2035? Virginia is ready.

By Ivy Main (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL) Virginia’s General Assembly made history in 2020 by becoming the first state in the South to pass a law requiring the full decarbonization of its electric sector. The Virginia Clean Economy Act requires our two largest utilities, Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power, to close all Virginia…

Cleaning Up Power Plants Is Key to Our 2030 Climate Target

By David Doniger iStockCutting carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants plays a prominent part in the ambitious climate target that President Biden announced at today’s Leaders Summit on Climate.The president’s plan, elaborated in a new U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), commits the United States to cutting overall climate pollution by 50-52 percent.. Click headline…

An Island’s Path to 100% Renewables

By [email protected] The grid of the future lies 850 miles off the coast of Portugal, on an island in the Azores called Graciosa. The island has always been dependent on fossil fuels. But in 2018, that changed. That’s when a group of developers kicked off a hybrid wind-solar-battery storage power plant to slash diesel consumption….

Axpo to produce hydrogen at 43.4-MW Eglisau-Glattfelden hydropower plant

By Renewable Energy World Axpo plans to produce green hydrogen by building a production facility at its 43.4-MW Eglisau-Glattfelden hydropower plant on the Rhine River in Switzerland, the first of several hydrogen facilities Axpo will commission in the coming years. Scheduled to go onstream in autumn 2022, the 2.5-MW hydrogen production facility will produce about…

China ‘must shut 600 coal-fired plants’ to hit climate target

By Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Move towards renewables to hit net zero by 2060 would also pay off with saving of $1.6tn, analysis findsChina must shut down nearly 600 of its coal-fired power plants in the next 10 years, replacing them with renewable electricity generation, to meet its goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions…

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