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China aims to build an orbiting power station in space by 2025

China's Academy of Space Technology is working on an orbital power plant that would capture solar energy in space and beam it back to Earth.

Iceland Power plant is world's first negative-emissions facility

Reykjav - With it being unlikely the world will be able to keep global warming from reaching the upper limit of two degrees warming before 2020, scientists have been looking at alternative solutions, such as carbon removal.

NY nuclear plant 65,000% radiation spike is worse than Fukushima

Buchanan - A radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant is leaking into groundwater that leads to the Hudson River, raising the possibility that the U.S. may have its very own Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City.

Coating power-plants with graphene raises efficiency

All types of power plants produce steam and the steam powers a turbine, and this creates electricity. The process is inefficient in that steam is often lost. By using graphene technologists think they can make power plants more efficient.

Fuel oil spill closes 15-mile stretch of Ohio River

Cincinnati - A fuel oil spill at Duke Energy’s W.C. Beckjord power station outside of Cincinnati, Ohio has closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River to navigation today. The U.S. Coast Guard estimates 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil were released.

Mosquito trap prompts bomb investigation

Rock Springs - A bomb squad was called in to investigate a suspicious device found inside a Wyoming power plant early Wednesday morning. The device in question turned out to be just a common trap used for mosquitoes.

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster isn't over yet

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant sits in a 1,000-square-mile fenced-off no-mans land near the city of Pripyat, Ukraine. It's a graveyard of unmarked burial sites for machinery used in the cleanup and spent fuel from other nuclear power plants in Russia.

Alert as 26 nuclear plants in Hurricane Sandy's path (video)

The projected path of Hurricane Sandy could impact as many as 26 nuclear plants. Arnie Gundersen, the chief engineer of energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates, warns of the dangers.

Video: Demolition of 150m chimney in 'controlled catastrophe'

Torun - In what one engineer described as a "controlled catastrophe", the video shows the careful, controlled demolition of a 150m chimney in Poland.

Toronto's Power Ball: Quarter-Life Crisis on June 14

Toronto - The Power Plant Gallery at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto celebrates its 25th anniversary with "Power Ball: Quarter-Life Crisis" on June 14th, 2012 when more than 1,700 guests will attend the city’s most anticipated annual art party.

Toronto's Power Plant displays queer artist exhibition

Toronto - Coming After is a new exhibition opening at The Power Plant in Toronto this week. It will focus on queer politics, struggles, and survival in the wake of the early AIDS crisis.

Close-up video of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant on YouTube

Fukushima - A YouTube video reportedly shows a bird's-eye view of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, catching images of smashed buildings, debris and billowing smoke.

Fukushima power plant explodes, 4 workers injured

Tokyo - White smoke was seen at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following an explosion heard on Saturday. This is one of the two power plants that were placed under a state of emergency by the Japanese government.

Value of American food waste greater than offshore reserves

New York - A new study suggests that 16 per cent of the total energy used in the U.S. is used in food production and the amount that is thrown away is more valuable than what is available in offshore reserves.

Norway opens world's first Osmotic power plant

The world's first plant to harness osmotic power, a type of emission-free source of energy, opened on Tuesday in Norway.

Op-Ed: Gaza Power Plant Shutting Down

Israel has reduced the flow of petrol used in cars and diesel, but not fuel oil or cooking gas and Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Arye Mekel states "The ball is in their court. If they stop the rockets today, everything would go back to normal."

Temelin Power Plant Still Stirring Controversy

PRAGUE (dpa) - Reports about problems at the Temelin nuclear power plant in southern Bohemia have all the predictability of a ritual.For example, the operators of the plant described a spillage of hundreds of litres of oil in early April as a "mishap" ...
 

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A coal power plant in Germany
A coal power plant in Germany
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Ikata nuclear power station in southwestern Japan.
Ikata nuclear power station in southwestern Japan.
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Kemper CCS power plant in Kemper County Mississippi.
Kemper CCS power plant in Kemper County Mississippi.
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The Power Plant, Toronto
The Power Plant, Toronto
The coal-fired Fayette Power Project in Fayette County  Texas is but one of many coal power plants i...
The coal-fired Fayette Power Project in Fayette County, Texas is but one of many coal power plants in the state.
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Sellafield Nuclear Power Plant, Seascale, Cumbria
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The 1 000 sq. mi. no-mans land around Chernobyl is known as the  Zone of Alienation.
The 1,000 sq. mi. no-mans land around Chernobyl is known as the "Zone of Alienation."
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Reactor units 3 and 4 at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and t...
Reactor units 3 and 4 at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami Date: 2011-03-16
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Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant.
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