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Energy News Roundup: Fears Over Weapons Lab, Australian Green Future & OK Renewable Tax Creidts

Energy News Roundup: Fears Over Weapons Lab, Australian Green Future & OK Renewable Tax Creidts

Federal officials said dozens of drums of radioactive waste at a weapons laboratories in Los Alamos, New Mexico are stable after showing some signs of chemical reactions over the past year.”The drums are being closely monitored after a container with similar contents broke open in 2014, resulting in a radiation release and the indefinite closure… Keep reading →

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Drought Dries Up California Groundwater Sources

Will more cities follow San Francisco’s lead?  When San Francisco’s water meters were coming to the end of their lifespan about six years ago, the city wanted to make sure the next set of devices installed would prove useful for the next 20 years. “It’s the best of both worlds,” Tyrone Jue, director of communications… Keep reading →

U.S. Military Makes Preparations

At the next Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting held in Iqaluit, Nunavut (Canada) on 24-25 April 2015, the US will take over chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Canada for the next two years until May 2017. This comes at a time of unprecedented geopolitical volatility and tension – at least since the end of the Cold… Keep reading →

Debate Continues into Future of UK Energy Generation

Insight for Industry – PJM Capacity Market Faces Continued Uncertainty Despite ongoing efforts by PJM Interconnection (PJM) to address system reliability issues, regulatory impacts to its capacity market continue to increase uncertainty. The March 31 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruling that requires PJM to provide additional information on its Capacity Performance (CP) proposal could… Keep reading →

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Our reliance on electricity is nothing new, but in the era of global connectivity and the burgeoning mobile economy, our dependence on power has grown dramatically. This is especially true in developing countries, where the growth of mobile has opened up economic frontiers and brought new opportunities. Sadly, all of that progress can be undermined… Keep reading →

President Obama Visits Largest Photovoltaic Plant In U.S. In Nevada

Pres. Obama declared Saturday he will speak at the Florida Everglades on Earth Day, this coming Wednesday, to discuss the economic threats of climate change. “The Everglades is one of the most special places in our country,” the president said. “But it’s also one of the most fragile.  Rising sea levels are putting a national treasure… Keep reading →

Shanghai Tower Graphic Final

  In 2014, two daredevils broke into a construction site and climbed to the top of the second tallest building in the world: the Shanghai Tower. You may recognize it from their vertigo-inducing viral video, which leaves no doubt that the Tower is tall. What it doesn’t show is how much American businesses have had… Keep reading →

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New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

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Future Uncertain For Nuclear Energy In California

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant owner Pacific Gas & Electric has issued a couple of seismic studies in the past year – one last September and then another last month. The latest conclusion from the utility: “New Analyses Show Diablo Canyon Safe From Extreme Natural Events.” But Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is skeptical of PG&E… Keep reading →

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It’s been 60 years in the making and it’s finally here: America’s power generation fleet has changed so much since the 1950s, and especially over the last decade, that the amount of carbon we emit per megawatt-hour of electricity produced has dropped to its lowest point in recorded history. In fact, 2015 could be the… Keep reading →

Costa Rica Uses 100 Percent Renewable Energy For A Record 75 Days

ddd By Adept Concepts – ECOnomic Benefits of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme

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