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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Iran Nuke Program 3: ABCs from Khamenei


Iran Nuke Program 3: ABCs from Khamenei


http://iranprimer.usip.org/blog/2014/nov/18/iran-nuke-program-3-abcs-khamenei

Iran Nuke Program 2: ABCs of Sites


Iran Nuke Program 2: ABCs of Sites


http://iranprimer.usip.org/blog/2014/nov/18/iran-nuke-program-2-abcs-sites

The "A" in NASA

Holiday Season Makes Most of NASA Aeronautics Gifts
November 18, 2014
Inside an airplane at a window seat with NASA Aeronautics on the screen.
Aboard fuel-efficient aircraft, inside quieter jet engines, or atop more efficient air traffic control towers, NASA is with you when you fly.
Image Credit: 
NASA / Maria C. Werries
Holiday Season Makes Most of NASA Aeronautics Gifts
Temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling, and the countdown is on to the busiest time of year for air travel around the nation.
The industry association Airlines for America predicts 24.6 million passengers will take off to visit friends and family during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, up 1.5 percent from 2013. Sunday, Nov. 30, will be the busiest day of the year at U.S. airports.
Even if you won’t be taking to the sky anytime soon, it’s a good bet something you're using today– your cell phone, flat-screen TV – or the holiday gifts you're buying online arrived as part of the billions of tons of cargo shipped on airplanes every year in the U.S.
Screen shot of dynamic weather routes.
The Dynamic Weather Routes tool being tested at an American Airlines control center saves time with better options for avoiding bad weather.
Image Credit: 
NASA
The holidays reinforce how much we rely on aviation. And thanks to advancements in aeronautics developed by NASA, today’s aviation industry is better equipped than ever to safely and efficiently transport all those passengers and packages to their destinations.
“It is absolutely true that every U.S. aircraft flying today has NASA-developed technology incorporated into it in one way or another,” said Jaiwon Shin, NASA’s associate administrator for aeronautics.
Streamlined aircraft bodies, quieter jet engines, techniques for preventing icing, drag-reducing winglets, lightweight composite structures, and so much more are an everyday part of flying thanks to NASA research that traces its origins back to the earliest days of aviation.
It’s the same story for the U.S. air traffic control system. Computer software tools produced by NASA to help reduce congestion from gate to gate, on the airport tarmac and along the highways in the sky, are in place at Federal Aviation Administration facilities all over the country.
“That’s why we like to tell people that NASA is with you when you fly,” Shin said.
An aerial view of the NACA's fleet of test aircraft assembled in front of the hangar.
An aerial view of the NACA's fleet of test aircraft assembled in front of the hangar at the High Speed Flight Station in Edwards, California.
Image Credit: 
NASA History Office
Contributions to aviation pre-date NASA
NASA’s commitment to leadership in aeronautical innovation dates back to March 3, 1915, when the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics – or the N-A-C-A – was formed in response to concerns the U.S. was losing its edge in aviation to war-torn Europe.
Just 12 years after the Wright Brothers’ first heavier-than-air flight, as World War 1 raged overseas, the U.S. Congress created the NACA in part to “supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight with a view to their practical solution.”
Subsequent research by the NACA’s engineers at its world-class laboratories and wind tunnels led to fundamental advances in aeronautics that enabled victory in World War II, propelled supersonic flight, supported national security during the Cold War, and laid the foundation for the space age.
Although the NACA in 1958 became NASA, which assumed responsibility for space exploration, its tradition of aeronautical research endures: identifying ever more complex problems in aviation and providing practical solutions using ever more sophisticated tools.
Airplane flying by a tower. NASA technology is on board every U.S. commercial aircraft and air traffic tower.
NASA has made decades of contributions to aviation.
Image Credit: 
NASA / Maria C. Werries
Research energized by a vision and an anniversary
Guided by a fresh strategic vision that organizes NASA’s aeronautical research into six new strategic thrust areas, and inspired by the upcoming centenary of the NACA's founding, the next 100 years of innovation and ingenuity will begin with ongoing efforts to design new aircraft and engines that burn less fuel, operate more quietly, and generate fewer emissions.
At the same time, working with its industry and government partners, NASA also will continue to improve and modernize the nation’s air traffic control system so it can safely handle the two times or more increase in air traffic expected in the future.
NASA research highlights scheduled to take place during the NACA centenary year include:
  • Testing of a large composite structure called "PRSEUS" that was manufactured using a new technique that shows promise for making major aircraft components stronger, lighter and less susceptible to damage than composite material now in use.
    Flight tests are taking place now of a shape-changing trailing-edge wing flap.
    Flight tests are taking place now of a shape-changing trailing-edge wing flap that could improve aerodynamic efficiency and reduce noise generated during takeoffs and landings.
    Image Credit: 
    NASA / Ken Ulbrich
  • Flight tests of a trio of technologies on Boeing's ecoDemonstrator Program, including a new air traffic control tool that promises to increase capacity along approach paths to an airport and potentially reduce passenger delays; a system for blowing compressed air across the surface of an aircraft’s vertical tail that could allow engineers to someday design smaller aircraft tails that reduce drag and save fuel; and coatings designed to reduce turbulent flow over a wing by preventing insect residue from building up on a wing’s leading edge.
  • Ongoing evaluation of a computer software tool that helps airlines find better routes to fly around bad weather while their airplane is already in the sky and on its way. Tests so far involving American Airlines and the FAA already show promise the tool can help save money in fuel costs and reduce delays for passengers.
  • Flight tests of a flexible trailing-edge wing flap that bends and twists during takeoffs and landings while maintaining a seamless interface with the rest of the wing. The tests will help determine if the idea is a good one for improving aerodynamic efficiency and reducing noise.
“This only scratches the surface of what we have planned, but it does represent what the first 'A' in NASA is all about,” Shin said. “This is our mission. This is what still puts the fire in our bellies and keeps us motivated as we come to work each day, ready to tackle a new century of leading-edge research.”
Jim Banke
NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

Reid Is Unapologetic as Aide Steps on Toes, Even the President’s

Reid Is Unapologetic as Aide Steps on Toes, Even the President’s


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/22/us/politics/as-democrats-work-to-unify-a-top-reid-aide-causes-a-rift.html?_r=0

Nuclear deal 'at risk of collapse' due to Areva crisis

Nuclear deal 'at risk of collapse' due to Areva crisis

Hinkley Point C The investment into Hinkley Point C could collapse, despite the plans winning final approval from EU regulators, it has been warned
Continue reading the main storyhttp://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-30125622

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A deal to build a nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point in Somerset may not go ahead, an expert has claimed.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-30125622

9 0 inShare Link Comment U.S. Shale Boom Has Plenty of Room to Run, Oil and Gas Expert Says


U.S. Shale Boom Has Plenty of Room to Run, Oil and Gas Expert Says

80% of Bakken Oil Has Break-Even of <$42 per Barrel


http://www.thestreet.com/story/12963559/1/us-shale-boom-has-plenty-of-room-to-run-oil-and-gas-expert-says.html?kval=dontmiss

Bits and pieces of a nuclear renaissance

Bits and pieces of a nuclear renaissance


http://nuclearstreet.com/pro_nuclear_power_blogs/b/neutron-bytes/archive/2014/11/22/bits-and-pieces-of-a-nuclear-renaissance.aspx

James Conca: Does Russia think their new nuclear weapons could win World War III?


James Conca: Does Russia think their new nuclear weapons could win World War III?


http://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/james-conca-does-russia-think-their-new-nuclear-weapons-could-win-world-war-iii-372719.html

Burma shies from its nuclear protocol responsibilities again


Burma shies from its nuclear protocol responsibilities again

https://www.dvb.no/news/burma-shies-from-its-nuclear-protocol-responsibilities-again/45998

Whether It Gets The Bomb Or Not, Iran Is Causing A Regional Nuclear Arms Race

Whether It Gets The Bomb Or Not, Iran Is Causing A Regional Nuclear Arms Race



http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-causing-regional-nuclear-arms-race-2014-11

US knowledge of Iranian nuclear program "incomplete" -- former CIA Director

US knowledge of Iranian nuclear program "incomplete" -- former CIA Director 
 https://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2409827&Language=en

The Diplomatic Effort, and What a Final Agreement Might Look Like


The Diplomatic Effort, and What a Final Agreement Might Look Like

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/22/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-difficulties-in-reaching-agreement.html?_r=0

Deadlocked Iran nuclear talks enter cliffhanger final weekend

Deadlocked Iran nuclear talks enter cliffhanger final weekend


http://www.chinapost.com.tw/international/middle-east/2014/11/22/422424/Deadlocked-Iran.htm

View: No Yucca Mountain, and more Indian Point concerns

View: No Yucca Mountain, and more Indian Point concerns


http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/11/22/yucca-mountain-spent-nuclear-fuel-storage-stall-shut-indian-point/19288749/

Southeast Asian countries plan new reactors

Southeast Asian countries plan new reactors


http://neutronbytes.com/2014/11/22/southeast-asian-countries-plan-new-reactors/

Obama’s punt on renewable fuel sets up fights in court, congress


Obama’s punt on renewable fuel sets up fights in court, congress

http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/11/22/obamas-punt-on-renewable-fuel-sets-up-fights-in-court-congress/

Grassroots Activists Leading The Fight For A Nuclear Free Future


Grassroots Activists Leading The Fight For A Nuclear Free Future

http://www.sierraclub.org/compass/2014/11/grassroots-activists-leading-fight-nuclear-free-future

China’s plans for nuclear growth may exceed its grasp


China’s plans for nuclear growth may exceed its grasp

http://nuclearstreet.com/pro_nuclear_power_blogs/b/neutron-bytes/archive/2014/11/22/china-s-plans-for-nuclear-growth-may-exceed-its-grasp.aspx

Nuclear Power, Where is China going with it?


Nuclear Power, Where is China going with it?

http://nucleargreen.blogspot.com/2014/11/nuclear-power-where-is-china-going-with.html

The Danger of Derailing the Iranian Nuclear Deal Paul R. Pillar

The Danger of Derailing the Iranian Nuclear Deal


http://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/the-danger-derailing-the-iranian-nuclear-deal-11720

Friday, November 21, 2014

China Climate Pledge Needs 1,000 Nuclear Plant Effort


China Climate Pledge Needs 1,000 Nuclear Plant Effort

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-21/latest-china-revolution-seeks-great-leap-for-clean-energy.html

China Reminds Goal of Nuclear Power Installed Capacity in 2020

China Reminds Goal of Nuclear Power Installed Capacity in 2020

Chief Executive Officer at Dynatom International GmbH 
The State Council General Office recently issued Energy Development Strategy Action Plan for 2014 to 2020, in which it cleared the goal to realize installed nuclear capacity to reach 58 million Kw in 2020 and building capacity to over 30 million Kw. It is consistent with the goal of Nuclear Power Medium and Long-term development plan for 2011 to 2020.

Although nearly half of the nuclear power plants are located in the inland, there is still a lot of controversy about inland nuclear power in China. “Safety is the life of the nuclear power” said an official form National Energy Department.

It is noteworthy that the action plan also required pushing forward development of AP1000, CAP1400 and HTGR reactors on the basis of introduction, digestion, absorption and re-innovation.

Source: http://www.china-nea.cn/html/2014-11/31338.html
中国核能行业协会

Canada refurbishes the old, U.S. brings in new nuclear

Canada refurbishes the old, U.S. brings in new nuclear


http://www.power-eng.com/articles/npi/print/volume-7/issue-6/nucleus/canada-refurbishes-the-old-u-s-brings-in-new-nuclear.html

The future of the U.S. nuclear industry depends on collaboration


The future of the U.S. nuclear industry depends on collaboration


http://www.power-eng.com/articles/npi/print/volume-7/issue-6/nucleus/the-future-of-the-u-s-nuclear-industry-depends-on-collaboration.html

Engaging and informing on the politics of nuclear power

Engaging and informing on the politics of nuclear power

Spencer Abraham By Former Secretary of Energy and U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI)
Blanche Lincoln and former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
There is an abundance of broad, overarching questions that are major priorities right now when it comes to the future of electricity in the United States. Where should it come from? How should it be delivered, valued and priced? As former public officials with experience in the energy sector, these are just some of the questions we have considered throughout our respective careers, and they remain of utmost importance to us now.


http://www.power-eng.com/articles/npi/print/volume-7/issue-6/nucleus/engaging-and-informing-on-the-politics-of-nuclear-power.html

NuScale widens lead in quest for SMR commercialisation

 NuScale widens lead in quest for SMR commercialisation
NuScale widens lead in quest for SMR commercialisation - See more at: http://analysis.nuclearenergyinsider.com/small-modular-reactors/nuscale-widens-lead-quest-smr-commercialisation#sthash.x6ReCXiU.dpuf
NuScale widens lead in quest for SMR commercialisation - See more at: http://analysis.nuclearenergyinsider.com/small-modular-reactors/nuscale-widens-lead-quest-smr-commercialisation#sthash.x6ReCXiU.dpuf

http://analysis.nuclearenergyinsider.com/small-modular-reactors/nuscale-widens-lead-quest-smr-commercialisation

Groups say Fermi 2 nuclear plant license shouldn't be renewed

Groups say Fermi 2 nuclear plant license shouldn't be renewed


http://michiganradio.org/post/groups-say-fermi-2-nuclear-plant-license-shouldnt-be-renewed

Ice wall failure sends Tepco back to drawing board

Ice wall failure sends Tepco back to drawing board


http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Ice-wall-failure-sends-Tepco-back-to-drawing-board

Nuclear reactor fuel behavior during a severe event

Nuclear reactor fuel behavior during a severe event


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141120183436.htm

The Next Breakthrough in Grid Capacity


The Next Breakthrough in Grid Capacity

http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/21/next-breakthrough-grid-capacity/

South Korea urged to build facility for nuclear waste by 2055

CIVIL NUCLEAR
South Korea urged to build facility for nuclear waste by 2055
http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/South_Korea_urged_to_build_facility_for_nuclear_waste_by_2055_999.html

Wade Allison: Why radiation is much safer than you think


Wade Allison: Why radiation is much safer than you think


http://seekerblog.com/2014/11/21/wade-allison-why-radiation-is-much-safer-than-you-think/

Let’s Stop Calling It a Drought The Crisis Over California’s Water


Let’s Stop Calling It a Drought

The Crisis Over California’s Water



http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/21/the-crisis-over-californias-water/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-crisis-over-californias-water

Millstone readies ‘the dome’ to deal with disasters

Millstone readies ‘the dome’ to deal with disasters



http://www.theday.com/article/20141120/NWS01/141129965

The EPA Must Give Nuclear Energy Equal Consideration | Commentary

The EPA Must Give Nuclear Energy Equal Consideration | Commentary


http://www.rollcall.com/news/the_epa_must_give_nuclear_energy_equal_consideration_commentary-238099-1.html

Russia to fire up VN's nuclear power prospects

Russia to fire up VN's nuclear power prospects
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/116916/russia-to-fire-up-vn-s-nuclear-power-prospects.html

Sites agreed for four more South Korean reactors

Sites agreed for four more South Korean reactors
Two South Korean municipalities have each agreed to host two new nuclear power reactors. Ulchin County has approved construction of units 3 and 4 at the existing San Hanul plant, while Yeongdeok County has approved a new two-unit plant.http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-Sites-agreed-for-four-more-South-Korean-reactors-2111144.html

Vietnam upgrades reactor choice

Vietnam upgrades reactor choice
Vietnamese officials have chosen Rosatom's AES-2006 design for the country's first nuclear power plant at Ninh Thuan, increasing the planned capacity of the four unit plant by about 800 MWe. A second plant should follow based on a partnership with Japan.http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-Vietnam-upgrades-reactor-choice-2111141.html

Russia Signs Deal With Ukraine to Deliver Nuclear Fuel for 2015: Rosatom

Russia Signs Deal With Ukraine to Deliver Nuclear Fuel for 2015: Rosatom


http://sputniknews.com/europe/20141121/1014990208.html

Nuclear delays pose threat to China's climate goals


Nuclear delays pose threat to China's climate goals

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/21/china-nuclear-idUSL3N0T818V20141121

KERENA reactor: 1,250 MWe boiling water reactor

KERENA reactor: 1,250 MWe boiling water reactor


http://areva.com/EN/global-offer-420/kerena-a-midpower-boiling-water-reactor.html#

S.Korea announces four more nuclear reactors to be built

S.Korea announces four more nuclear reactors to be built


http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/21/nuclear-southkorea-idUSL3N0TB2J020141121

Cities may turn to new forms of nuclear power

Cities may turn to new forms of nuclear power

http://davisclipper.com/view/full_story/26126001/article-Cities-may-turn-to-new-forms-of-nuclear-power?instance=lead_story

California consumers, shareholders to foot bill to shut down nuclear power plant


California consumers, shareholders to foot bill to shut down nuclear power plant

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/business/california-consumers-shareholders-to-foot-bill-to-shut-down-nuclear/article_f11620c9-d15c-5776-8368-f21e9fd3ab91.html

NSA Director: Yes, China Can Shut Down Our Power Grids

NSA Director: Yes, China Can Shut Down Our Power Grids


http://www.businessinsider.com/nsa-director-yes-china-can-shut-down-our-power-grids-2014-11?utm_source=alerts&nr_email_referer=1

The U.S. government thinks China could take down the power grid

The U.S. government thinks China could take down the power grid


China could take down U.S. power grid CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/20/politics/nsa-china-power-grid/

Earth’s Disappearing Groundwater

Earth’s Disappearing Groundwater


http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2014/11/05/earths-disapearing-groundwater/

Russia Can Survive An Oil Price War


http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/11/russia-can-survive-oil-price-war.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NakedCapitalism+%28naked+capitalism%29

PennEnergy's Top Power Headlines 11/21

Top Power Headlines

Massive Ivanpah solar power plant lags in output

Calculations by the California Energy Commission show the massive Ivanpah solar power plant isn't producing as much energy as planned …more>>

Ex-CEO of mine that blew up, killing 29, indicted

Former Massey Energy CEO is accused of conspiring to violate safety and health standards at Upper Big Branch Mine, site of the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in 40 years …more>>

Top Power News

Ratepayers file $3B suit over San Onofre nuclear power plant

Siemens, Bechtel win turnkey order for 778 MW gas power plant

DOE awards $425MM for next-gen supercomputing technologies

Caterpillar team on emergency solutions for nuclear power

NERC outlines long-term reliability challenges for industry

SunEdison to acquire First Wind in $2.4B deal

PPL completes sale of 11 hydroelectric facilities

Interior authorizes renewable energy transmission line in federal waters

Allied still trying to build coal power plant

Google buys up Dutch wind power for data center

Power Transmission: Electricity Superhighways

DOE announces new Minorities in Energy Industry Partner Network

PennEnergy Blogs and Op-Eds

All Energy: So close, so far away

We were one vote away from sending the latest round of Keystone XL legislation to the President’s desk. One vote away... …more>>

Turkey, pumpkin pie and snow storms?

Even though majority of the country will be taking time off, companies who operate 24 hours a day and seven days a week will need to make sure employees and contractors can still travel to the facility …more>>

FERC Pushes Utilities to Adopt Protection Standards for Both Cyber and Physical Security

FERC Pushes Utilities to Adopt Protection Standards for Both Cyber and Physical Security

By Dan Rueckert & Forrest Terrell
Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Announces New Cybersecurity Team
New government standards appear well-timed for improving the resiliency of critical network operations in electric generation and transmission systems and combatting cybersecurity and physical security threats.  In April 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decided to adopt the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Version 5 standard for cybersecurity. This decision was

Energy Quote of the Day: ‘The Number of Megawatts is Simply not Replaceable in the Short Term with Renewables’

Energy Quote of the Day: ‘The Number of Megawatts is Simply not Replaceable in the Short Term with Renewables’

By Jared Anderson
Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country
Controversy is brewing as utilities consider “repowering” old coal-fired power plants across the US with natural gas. Several environmental groups initiated lawsuits to stop these plants from converting from coal to gas. Environmentalists want to shut the plants and replace the power they generate with renewables. Utilities argue this is not always possible, particularly in

PennEnergy's Top Oil & Gas News 11/21

Top Oil & Gas News

US Senate rejects Keystone XL oil pipeline

Republicans, fresh from sweeping midterm election victories, vowed resurrect the controversial issue next year, when they will control both chambers of the new Congress that takes office in January. That would potentially spark a veto confrontation with President Barack Obama, who opposes the bill. …more>>

PennEnergy Video News Update

From the latest vote on Keystone XL, to the purchase of Baker Hughes, to the fracking in George Washington National Forest, all of the week's biggest headlines are in the PennEnergy Video News Update. …more>>

This Week's Most Popular Oil & Gas News

Halliburton buying Baker Hughes in $34.6B deal

Hydraulic fracturing to be permitted in GW National Forest

Hydraulic fracturing accident kills 1, injures 2 in Colorado

ND mulls rules to make crude oil transportation safer

Keystone XL oil pipeline work already completed in Oklahoma

Chevron confirms first oil production from Tubular Bells deepwater project

Statoil CEO: Oil and gas investments needed to meet future demand

Eni and Sonangol sign strategic agreement on Angolan gas development

CNPC contracts Pristec AG to use new patented oil production technology

Indonesia attracts foreign investments for liquefied natural gas project

Central Illinois county turns away oil drilling

Brazil judge releases 11 pending Petrobras trial

Deloitte survey: US will become oil and gas self sufficient

Energy Insights

All Energy, All the Time: So close, so far away

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More Than Weather Talk: Turkey, pumpkin pie and snow storms?

This week alone, more than 50 percent of the country was blanketed in snow while each of the 50 states in the Union experienced freezing temperatures – some record-breaking. It’s technically still fall, yet we are seeing temperatures drop to deep winter season levels already. …more>>

Reactor confirmed to be on active fault


Reactor confirmed to be on active fault

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001733453

Who’s in the lead for a low carbon future?

Who’s in the lead for a low carbon future?


http://energyforhumanity.org/featured/world-map-zero-carbon-nuclear/

Power Engineering's Top Stories 11/21

Top Stories
Bechtel, Siemens, Panda Power Funds dedicate Sherman Power Project in Texas
Panda Power Funds, Siemens (NYSE: SI) and Bechtel dedicated the 758-MW Panda Sherman Power Project in Sherman, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule.
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EPA asks DC Circuit to reject challenge to boiler rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has urged the D.C. Circuit to reject a challenge to a rule that establishes toxic emission standards for large boilers.
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ACCIONA Windpower to supply capacity for IKEA’s largest renewable energy project
ACCIONA Windpower has entered into a contract with Apex Clean Energy, to supply 55 AW125/3000 turbines to the 165-MW Cameron Wind farm, owned by the IKEA Group. The agreement includes a 20-year full service warranty.
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Northwestern Energy finalizes acquisition of PPL Montana’s hydroelectric facilities
NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) has closed on a $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric facilities representing 633-MW of capacity and one storage reservoir from PPL Montana (NYSE: PPL).
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The Week's Most Read Articles
Amec Foster Wheeler creates four business units after merger
Amec Foster Wheeler (NYSE: AMFW) announced the creation of four business units in global engineering: project delivery, asset support, power equipment and consultancy, following a £5 billion merger between AMEC and Foster Wheeler AG.
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TVA plans to add 130 MW of renewable power in 2015
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will offer a total of 130-MW of renewable energy capacity in 2015 through power-purchasing programs.
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Top 5 U.S. Coal Plant Heat Rates
Peabody Energy recently ranked the top 5 cleanest burning coal-fired power plants in the U.S. under three categories: SO2 emissions, NOx emissions and best heat rate.
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CB&I awarded development contract for 760 MW combined-cycle power plant
CB&I (NYSE: CBI) has been awarded a contract by Calpine Corp. subsidiary, Calpine Mid-Merit, LLC, for the initial development phase of a combined-cycle gas turbine power station in Peach Bottom Township, Pennsylvania.
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