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Nuclear Rejuvenation: era of Octogenarian nuclear plants nears
23 July, 2014 | by Adam Leach
Dominion Resources in the US is investigating the possibility of extending the operating licenses of its six nuclear units in Virginia and Connecticut for another 20 years. The Nuclear...
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GE steams into Europe as Alstom acquisition gets the go-ahead 21 July, 2014 by Adam Leach Ever since news first broke that US power giant GE was in talks to acquire the power generation division of French firm Alstom, the deal has been surrounded by controversy. From the threat...

Behind the US EPA’s ‘war on coal’ – Industry squares up for a fight 17 July, 2014 by Heidi Vella The US Environmental Protection Agency has been accused of ‘waging a war’ on coal after announcing proposals to reduce CO2 emitted by coal-fired power plants. Industry has called the...

The 10 biggest clean energy developments of 2013 17 July, 2014 The year 2013 witnessed some significant milestones in renewable power generation and transmission, inculding the opening of some of the world’s biggest wind, solar and bio-gasification...

Infinite heat sink: US floating nuclear design makes a splash 14 July, 2014 by Adam Leach Russia has already embarked on its floating nuclear journey, but it now has competition from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where researchers have presented their own vision...

Leading the way – CCS fitted coal-fired power stations now a reality 14 July, 2014 by Heidi Vella Despite being touted as the best way to clean up dirty fossil fuels, commercial deployment of carbon capture storage (CCS) in the power industry has been near non-existent. Now, for the first...

Fire ice: Canada's Ocean Networks explain the science behind the hype 10 July, 2014 by Heidi Vella After a first successful extraction in Japan last year, the quest to harness seabed methane hydrates is gaining momentum, but is 'fire ice' all that it is hyped to be? Ocean Networks...

Microgrids - the key to providing electricity in rural communities? 09 July, 2014 by Heidi Vella Small-scale decentralised microgrids are being touted as one of the most credible ways to provide electricity to the energy poor. However, as a first-of-its-kind report highlights, if...

Energy in the east - the ten biggest power stations in Russia 08 July, 2014 The ten biggest power stations in Russia include four hydroelectric power facilities, four nuclear power stations, and two gas-fired power stations. Power-technology.com profiles the ten...

June's top stories: Vestas wind contract, North Carolina's largest swine waste-to-energy plant 07 July, 2014 Vestas has been awarded two contracts totalling 450MW for wind power projects in the US and The Storms Hog Power (SHP), a swine waste-to-energy facility, has been officially launched at the...

Star-spangled super power- the ten biggest power stations in the US 03 July, 2014 Six of the ten biggest power stations in the US are fossil-fuelled, while the other four, including the two biggest Grand Coulee and Palo Verde, are hydro -and nuclear-powered....

Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 52 02 July, 2014 In this issue: The challenges of a decentralised grid in Europe, South Korea’s energy strategy, the latest in Iceland’s magma-based geothermal power project, a video tour of the MAST...

Super dragons - The ten biggest power stations in China 20 June, 2014 Three of the ten biggest power stations in China are hydro-based, including the gigantic Three Gorges Dam, while the other seven are coal-fired. Power-technology.com profiles the ten...

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