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Major News and Commentary Military and Civilian Nuclear Activities

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Uranium Energy Corp.: This Stock Is About To Go Nuclear

Uranium Energy Corp.: This Stock Is About To Go Nuclear


http://seekingalpha.com/article/2154473-uranium-energy-corp-this-stock-is-about-to-go-nuclear

Floating off-shore nuclear power plant Rod Adams

Floating off-shore nuclear power plant


http://atomicinsights.com/floating-shore-nuclear-power-plant/

Hunger for energy and pull of N-power

Hunger for energy and pull of N-power


Hunger for energy and pull of N-power

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/opinion/eye-the-world/story/hunger-energy-and-pull-n-power-20140423

White Light, Stored Heat

White Light, Stored Heat


http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/green-tech/solar/white-light-stored-heat/?utm_source=energywise&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=042314

White House recognizes PG&E in fight against climate change

White House recognizes PG&E in fight against climate change


http://www.fierceenergy.com/story/white-house-recognizes-pge-fight-against-climate-change/2014-04-22?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

Why Warren Buffett is backing a Western grid balancing market

Why Warren Buffett is backing a Western grid balancing market

NV Energy is the newest member of California ISO's energy imbalance market and other utilities are studying the plan.


http://www.utilitydive.com/news/why-warren-buffett-is-backing-a-western-grid-balancing-market/254333/

EPRI: Distributed energy is coming and grid operators need to plan for It

EPRI: Distributed energy is coming and grid operators need to plan for It

By Herman K. Trabish
http://www.utilitydive.com/news/epri-distributed-energy-is-coming-and-grid-operators-need-to-plan-for-it/254588/

Cyber risks can cause disruption on scale of 2008 crisis: study

Cyber risks can cause disruption on scale of 2008 crisis: study
Geneva (AFP) April 22, 2014 - Organisations must dramatically improve their response to cyber risks to avoid a new global shock on the scale of the financial crisis that rocked the world in 2008, a study showed Tuesday. Zurich Insurance said in a statement that even cyber security professionals did not have a clear overview of all the interconnected risks organisations can face. The Swiss insurance group, which has p ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Cyber_risks_can_cause_disruption_on_scale_of_2008_crisis_study_999.html

U.S. defends Keystone XL delay

U.S. defends Keystone XL delay
Washington (UPI) Apr 22, 2013 - Extending the review process for the Keystone XL pipeline was proper given ongoing uncertainty about the route through Nebraska, the U.S. State Department said. A Nebraska court in February ruled legislation that gave Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman authority over the pipeline's route violated the state's constitution. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters during ... morehttp://www.energy-daily.com/reports/US_defends_Keystone_XL_delay_999.html

Video: Researchers Float Idea for Offshore Nuclear Plant

Video: Researchers Float Idea for Offshore Nuclear Plant

At a recent symposium on small modular reactors, a team of researchers presented a design that effectively combines a nuclear plant with elements from an offshore oil platform.

The result is a facility five to seven miles offshore – where earthquakes and tsunamis would not pose a threat – that can draw from an infinite heat sink in emergencies. This video provides a rundown of the plant's basic design, as envisioned by experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Wisconsin and Chicago Bridge and Iron.

The concept of operating a power reactor from a floating platform is not new. What sets this nuclear plant apart is its use of existing technology from oil and gas equipment tethered to the seafloor. It would be connected to the grid via an underwater transmission line. View Video>>>> 

Russia’s Decommissioned Nuclear Bombs Provide 10% of U.S. Electricity

Russia’s Decommissioned Nuclear Bombs Provide 10% of U.S. Electricity


http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/12/11/russias-decommissioned-nuclear-bombs-provide-10-of-u-s-electricity/#.U1fHtlfwqAg

Jimmy Carter urges US, China leadership on climate

Jimmy Carter urges US, China leadership on climate
Paris (AFP) April 22, 2014 - Former US president Jimmy Carter on Tuesday urged his country and China, two of the world's biggest fossil fuel polluters, to take the lead on halting climate change. If the two economic and political giants could agree on a way forward, the rest of the world would likely follow their lead, the statesman told AFP on the sidelines of a climate change discussion with students at the Paris Inst ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Jimmy_Carter_urges_US_China_leadership_on_climate_999.html

Florida is 'Ground Zero' for sea level rise

Florida is 'Ground Zero' for sea level rise
Miami Beach, United States (AFP) April 22, 2014 - Warm sunshine and sandy beaches make south Florida and its crown city, Miami, a haven for tourists, but the area is increasingly endangered by sea level rise, experts said Tuesday. During a special Senate hearing held in Miami Beach, Senator Bill Nelson described south Florida as "Ground Zero" for climate change and its threats to coastal communities. The perils for Miami are particularl ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Florida_is_Ground_Zero_for_sea_level_rise_999.html

Today's Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida

Today's Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida
New Haven CT (SPX) Apr 23, 2014 - Parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today's California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean registered 21st-century Florida heat, according to scientists using a new way to measure past temperatures. The findings, published the week of April 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, underscore the potential for increased warmth at Earth's poles an ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Todays_Antarctic_region_once_as_hot_as_California_Florida_999.html

Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances
Marburg, Germany (SPX) Apr 23, 2014 - The recent Yokahama IPCC meeting painted a stark warning on the possible effects of gases such as methane - which has a greenhouse effect 32 times that of carbon dioxide. Now a team of Swiss-German researchers have shown that humic substances act as fully regenerable electron acceptors which helps explain why large amount of methane are held in wetlands instead of being released to the atm ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Methane_climate_change_risk_suggested_by_proof_of_redox_cycling_of_humic_substances_999.html

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 23, 2014 - Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including Florida International University scientist Rene Price. Price is also affiliated with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, one of 25 such NSF LTER sites in ecosystems from coral reefs to d ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Long_term_predictions_for_Miami_sea_level_rise_could_be_available_relatively_soon_999.html

Energy News Roundup: Keystone XL Mostly Politics, Positive Coal Market Outlook and Biggest Army Solar Project

Energy News Roundup: Keystone XL Mostly Politics, Positive Coal Market Outlook and Biggest Army Solar Project

By Jared Anderson
Obama Arrives Back To White House After Trip To Tennessee
The New York Times’ Coral Davenport tally’s the emissions numbers on Keystone XL which show the oil infrastructure project would likely have a limited impact on climate change. The anti-Keystone movement largely acknowledges this, but says the fact that presidential approval is required makes it a potent climate change symbol that indicates the United States’

An In-Depth Look at the Future of American Energy and How We Get There

By Environmental Defense Fund Energy Exchange Blog
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Imagine a world where homes not only run on clean electricity but also generate, store, and sell it. A world where power companies get paid for conserving energy, not just producing it. Where, when supplies are tight, the power grid gives customers the option of being paid to reduce and even shift their energy use

Wave, Tidal Energy Developers Think Small to Break Through

Wave, Tidal Energy Developers Think Small to Break Through

By Pete Danko
World's Largest Tidal Power Turbine Is Unveiled
Industry leaders gathered last week at the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference in Seattle, mindful that wave and tidal are clean energy’s infants, on the cusp of toddlerhood, struggling to get up on their feet, while older siblings wind and solar sprint to new records. Nobody has lost faith that the vast energy of the

Energy Quote of the Day: On the Obama Administration’s ‘Gutless Move’

Energy Quote of the Day: On the Obama Administration’s ‘Gutless Move’

By Jared Anderson
Activists Protest Outside Facebook Shareholder's Meeting
The Obama administration announced last week – read the State Department’s statement here – it would further delay making a decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline project until later this year – almost certainly after the midterm elections. The latest delay has many stakeholders up in arms, to say the least. In an
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#ActOnClimate: Its Earth Week at Energy.gov

#ActOnClimate: Its Earth Week at Energy.gov

By US Department of Energy
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This Tuesday marks the 45th observance of Earth Day, an annual time to focus on the importance of taking good care of our planet. Here at Energy.gov, we’re celebrating Earth Day all week long. We’ll focus on climate change, highlight Earth Day events and share ways Americans #ActOnClimate — from climate scientists at the National Labs

Reinventing Libertarianism


Reinventing Libertarianism


Jim Manzi and the New Conservative Case for Innovation


http://thebreakthrough.org/index.php/voices/michael-shellenberger-and-ted-nordhaus/reinventing-libertarianism


PennEnergy's Top Power Headlines 4/23

Today's Headlines
• LS power to acquire 3,500 MW of gas power from Calpine for $1.57B Facebook Linkedin Twitter
• Alstom wins $41MM components contract for new coal power plant Facebook Linkedin Twitter
• SkyFuel's parabolic trough featured in Enel's hybrid geothermal plant Facebook Linkedin Twitter
• BayWa r.e. constructs 18 MW solar farm in Wales Facebook Linkedin Twitter
• GEA: Substantial growth in global geothermal energy market Facebook Linkedin Twitter
• FACTS market to pass $5 billion in revenue by 2022 Facebook Linkedin Twitter
• Beaver Valley nuclear plant begins refueling, maintenance outage Facebook Linkedin Twitter
• Yingli cooperates with local solar modules manufacturer in France Facebook Linkedin Twitter


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LS power to acquire 3,500 MW of gas power from Calpine for $1.57B
LS Power agrees to acquire 3,500 MW of gas-fired power generation facilities in the Southeast from Calpine for $1.57 billion in cash
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Alstom wins $41MM components contract for new coal power plant
Alstom awarded contract by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to supply components for the 1,320 MW Banharpalli coal power plant
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SkyFuel's parabolic trough featured in Enel's hybrid geothermal plant
SkyFuel, Inc. is the technology provider for the parabolic trough solar field being integrated into the heating loop of Enel Green Power (EGP) North America's Stillwater geothermal power plant.
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BayWa r.e. constructs 18 MW solar farm in Wales
German solar developer BayWa r.e., a subsidiary of BayWa AG, announced it commissioned an 18 megawatt solar power plant in the UK
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GEA: Substantial growth in global geothermal energy market
New Report from the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) details trends and substantial growth in the global geothermal market
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FACTS market to pass $5 billion in revenue by 2022
Worldwide revenue from flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) will surpass $5 billion annually in 2022, according to a new report from Navigant Research.
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Beaver Valley nuclear plant begins refueling, maintenance outage
FirstEnergy's Beaver Valley Unit 2 nuclear reactor begins refueling and maintenance outage
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Yingli cooperates with local solar modules manufacturer in France
Yingli Green Energy subsidiaries enter cooperative agreement with French PV module manufacturer to help meet requirements of France's national solar tendering program
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