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A False promise for Nuclear?

The need for costly upgrades post-Fukushima and for making the nuclear industry competitive, including by cutting back on generous government subsidies, underscore nuclear power’s dimming future. New developments highlight the growing travails of the global nuclear-power industry. France — the “poster child” of atomic power — plans to cut its nuclear-generating capacity by a third by 2025 and focus instead ...

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GE wind for Rudine wind farm

The latest in a series of first wind turbine orders in countries such as Morocco and Pakistan, GE today announced it will supply Vienna-based renewable energy developer RP Global with twelve GE 2.85-103 wind turbines for the Rudine wind farm GE’s first wind farm in Croatia. The 34 MW project with be co-developed with Croatian wind pioneer Adria Wind Power, and will be located near the southern coastal city ...

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energy from waste?

Imagine a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science today, this scenario is a step closer – a team from MIT has created an electrochemical cell which uses different temperatures to convert heat to electricity. The cell only needs low-grade waste heat – less than 100C – to charge batteri ...

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Wison Marine choose Aveva Software

AVEVA today announced that Wison Offshore & Marine, a global EPC firm, has selected AVEVA Marine software for the engineering, design and construction of its offshore Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) projects. The decision to choose AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design solution over their existing software supplier’s solution, was driven by the need for optimal productivity and efficie ...

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Alstom T&D India Post big profit!

Alstom T&D India on Friday posted a 70.68 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 35.52 crore for the quarter ended September, driven by improved execution efficiency. The power transmission major had reported a net profit of Rs 20.81 crore for the corresponding quarter last fiscal year, it said in a filing to the BSE. Net income from operations during the quarter under review improved 13.13 per cent to R ...

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NEC & Singapore EDB sign MOU

NEC Corporation and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to research and collaborate in areas that are essential to the realization of a safe, secure and efficient society, including cyber security, smart energy, healthcare, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The partnership aims to promote and drive economic growth in the industry throug ...

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Ilcos wind project 233 gwh annually

BURGOS, Ilocos Norte—Strong and steady winds blowing year-round in the northern tip of Luzon mainland have solidified the reputation of Ilocos Norte province as a major player in renewable energy production, especially with the commissioning of a 150-megawatt wind power plant in this town. The Burgos Wind Project (BWP), touted as the largest wind farm in Southeast Asia, has produced at least 9 gigawatt-hour ...

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KKR & Citec buy UEL for $1.5bn

US private equity firm KKR & Co and Chinese state-backed CITIC Ltd plan to buy Singapore water treatment company United Envirotech Ltd (UEL) for S$1.9 billion ($1.5 billion). The consortium, through its joint venture company CKM (Cayman) Company Ltd, has made a joint bid of S$1.65 a share in cash and a comparable offer for convertible bonds held by KKR in a transaction valuing the Singapore-listed compa ...

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Wind for regional grid in China

Employees of State Grid Anhui Electric Power Company examine ultra-high voltage power transmission and transformation equipment in Huainan, East China's Anhui Province in October. China plans to connect its grid network with neighboring Asian countries, part of the country's effort to increase the renewable energy supply and strengthen connectivity in the region, an executive with a State-owned power utilit ...

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Hydropower market to boom!

Figures from a new database on sustainable energy production indicate that global hydropower output is set to double on the back of a boom in dam building throughout the developing world. The study, led by Dr. Christiane Zarfl at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin, found that rising demand for clean energy from renewable sources has prompted a surge in hydropowe ...

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