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  • When Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shuts down permanently in mid-2019, it may not be long before another energy producer — one with the ability to transmit considerably more clean power to the region each year — takes its place on the same site. Although the plant owner and the green project proponent remained tight-lipped Wednesday, a top Plymouth official confirmed the plant ...
  • The completion of a 1 megawatt solar project was welcomed by town officials on a sunny Monday, May 23. The sprawling solar project is on 10 acres of farmland owned by Philip DeNormandie in an area that seems more industrial than agricultural. It is close by Southcoast Health's cancer and urgent care facilities and other major companies. The large solar panels stretch out on on land ...
  • May 25--Lubbock County volunteer fire crews are waiting for a smoldering wind turbine to run out of the lubricating oil that was fueling the flames atop the structure Tuesday afternoon in West Lubbock County. The blaze was reported before 4 p.m. on a wind turbine near Reese Center and County Road 6400. The turbine was still smoldering and fire crews remained at the scene shortly before 5 p.m. ...
  • Source: Ekow Essabra-Mensah | B&FT Online | Ghana The first phase of the coal power plant project of the Volta River Authority (VRA) is estimated to cost US$1.5 billion. The project, which is expected to commerce in April 2017, will produce 700 megawatts of power when completed in three and half years while the second phase would hit 1,300 megawatts, moving to the 2,000 megawatts mark at the ...
  • Written by TCA ASTANA (TCA) — A ground-breaking ceremony was held for construction of a solar power plant in the village of Kabanbai Batyr in the Akmola province, some 30 kilometers from Kazakhstan's capital city, Astana, Novosti-Kazakhstan news agency reported. According to the press service of the province's administration, KB ENTERPRISES (a wholly-owned Kazakh company) is implementing a ...
  • Aerial photo of Beaver Valley Power Station in Pennsylvania, showing evaporation from the large cooling towers. Ninety-six nuclear facilities in the United States are unsafe and insecure due to risks from terrorism and sabotage, a new study shows contradicting a prior industry analysis. The new research by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine shows that used reactor ...
  • May 25--Facing sometimes strained relationships with state officials, rooftop solar advocates appear to be adopting a less combative approach and coalescing around a less emotional plea to restore favorable rates for rooftop solar customers in Nevada.
  • May 25--WINONA -- The Winona County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for a utility-scale solar project Tuesday night, and took a step toward making solar decisions simpler in the future. The board approved the CUP for a 250-kilowatt project that will be installed along State Highway 248 in Rollingstone Township. But the permit took some debate among the commissioners. ...
  • LONDON (AP) — The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide extensive funding for a new wind farm off the northeast coast of Scotland. The bank said Wednesday it would allocate 525 million pounds ($770 million) for the facility to be built 14 kilometers (9 miles) off the Caithness coast near Wick, 1,070 kilometers (670 miles) north of London. The money would be used to build an 86-turbine ...
  • Iranian officials have granted a German company with permission for building three solar power plants in Tehran Province. Seyyed Ali Barband, head of the Power Distribution Company of Tehran, said the new power plants with the total capacity of 500 megawatts will be constructed in the towns of Malard, Shamsabad and Varamin, IRINN reported May ...