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Taking a closer look at the pros and cons of nuclear energy

For a variety of reasons, nuclear power has been left out of the renewable energy mix, even though it is clean and carbon-free. Today, we look at the pros and cons related to nuclear power.

Coal-fired generation in UK drops, despite coal stockpiles

London - Current stockpiles of coal in the UK are more than twice what the government anticipates coal-fired power stations will need ahead of the 2025 deadline for ending coal-fired power for electricity.

PG&E fails to reach deal with other firms over power contracts

PG&E’s bankruptcy process arose as the company faces tens of billions of dollars in potential liability relating to wildfires in California. The company also owes billions in contract payments, and attempts to settle these out of court have floundered.

Florida's Manatee Energy Storage Center to be world's largest

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) announced plans to build the world’s largest solar-powered battery system, which will have four times the capacity of the largest battery system in operation.

Development of coal-fired power plants has dropped worldwide

The number of coal-fired power plants being developed around the world has collapsed over the past three years, according to a report from the NGO-backed Global Energy Monitor.

New solutions proposed for renewable energy scaleup

A new energy assessment has outlined how innovation in the energy sector can pave the way for next stage of global energy transformation, focusing on delivering renewable solutions and meeting future demand.

Polar vortex 2019 — How did the electrical grid hold up?

It takes an extreme weather event for us to find out how well our power grid really works. The Polar Vortex from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, in the Midwest and the Northeastern U.S., provided some interesting data that will be very helpful in improving the grid.

The death spiral for coal-fired power plants has gone global

More than 40 percent of the world’s coal plants are operating at a loss due to high fuel costs and that proportion could rise to nearly 75 percent by 2040, a report by London-based environmental think-tank Carbon Tracker showed on Friday.

Alberta's carbon tax and higher solar rebates under attack

Solar power in Alberta has grown by 500 percent since 2015, and the province has announced it is increasing rebates for both homeowners and non-profits, as well as putting more money towards solar energy programs. But will this last?

Britain's renewable electric capacity overtakes fossil fuels

Britain's renewable electricity capacity has overtaken that of fossil fuel generators such as gas and coal for the first time, a report said on Tuesday.

Utilities are accelerating shutdowns of coal-fired power plants

As coal-fired power plants in the U.S. grow increasingly uneconomic, capacity retirements by year-end are likely to hit a record 15.4 GW, exceeding the previous record of 14.7 GW set in 2015.

Corporate renewable energy deals smash records in 2018

Non-fossil fuel sources of power are proving increasingly popular among businesses in the U.S., with corporate renewable energy deals set to reach a single-year record of five gigawatts by December.

Make way for the 'Rolls-Royce of microgrids'

Berlin - Yet another global name is expanding its microgrid play — Rolls-Royce — in an announcement last week that it has taken a stake in an energy storage and controls startup and will now offer turnkey microgrids.

California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045

Los Angeles - California Governor Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation Monday committing his state to a 100 percent clean electricity grid by 2045.

California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045: governor

Los Angeles - California Governor Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation Monday committing his state to a 100 percent clean electricity grid by 2045.

Regulators approve Xcel's plan to retire two coal-fired plants

Pueblo - Colorado regulators have approved Xcel Energy's plan to retire two coal-fired generating stations in Pueblo a decade early, part of a plan to bolster the utility's share of power from renewable sources.

Renewable energy startup is lighting up London

London - A London-based, online renewables only energy provider called Bulb is not only growing its number of users, the company is also attracting investment from big firms.

Plastic packaging alternative derived from crab shells and trees

A new material made from substances common in crab shells and tree fibers could replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh.

Renewable industrial chemicals from bioengineered bacteria

Escherichia coli bacteria have been manipulated into converting plants into renewable chemicals. The process of bioengineering can create materials suitable as jet fuel, pantyhose and plastic soda bottles.

Apple turns 'green' with 100 percent clean energy

Cupertino - As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple announced on Monday that all its global facilities are now powered by 100 percent clean energy.

Powering the digital world at the expense of the planet — Part 2

How can we build and power our Internet infrastructure to effectively accommodate over 4 billion users while still transitioning to renewable energy in time to avoid dangerous climate change? This is a question that has raised serious discussion.

BIRD Energy program announces new 2018 funding opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel's Ministry of Energy (MoE) along with the Israel Innovation Authority today announced a new funding opportunity for 2018 through Binational Industrial Research & Development (BIRD) Energy.

Dealing with falling demand in the electricity sector isn't easy

A drop in power demand about 10 years ago put an end to more than 80 years of rising electricity consumption in the U.S. Many analysts cite the year 1998 as the turning point when GDP growth and electricity demand parted ways.

Australia's rooftop solar boom records best January ever

Rooftop solar installations in Australia are booming, with more than 110MW of registrations completed in January – a 69 percent increase on the previous January. Solar farm approvals and rooftop installations are expected to "turbo-boost" production.

Op-Ed: Natural gas is part of the climate problem, not the solution

The last 10 years have seen coal being replaced by cheaper and cleaner energy sources, like renewables and natural gas. And while coal use has dropped 44 percent, LNG use has risen by 45 percent.

Shell ups the stakes in race for clean energy betting on LNG

Royal Dutch Shell has been having a growth-spurt recently, growing to a $300 billion oil giant. At the same time, Shell has spent over $400 million on a range of acquisitions in recent weeks, from solar power to electric car charging points.

IRENA — Cost of all types of clean energy will continue to fall

Abu Dabi - According to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), all types of clean energy — which by definition includes bioenergy-for-power and hydropower — will fall within the cost range of fossil fuels within the next two years.

As coal declines, renewables take over U.S. electrical generation

Renewable energy appeared to be a huge winner in the U.S. in 2017, with the latest figures showing that solar and wind power represented 94.7 percent of the net new electricity capacity.

Going greener: UK sets renewable energy record

London - The U.K. generated its greatest quantity of energy from renewable resources in 2017, surpassing all other records. In total, renewable energy sources generated over three times the amount of electricity that came from fossil fuels.

Three transformative energy applications for Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution requires new technologies and a robust infrastructure. These also need powering. There is an array of energy related innovations coming through; we look at three of these.
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