Tag: Environmental

Engineering Group: American Gas Turbines Will Remain Relevant But Need Advancement

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 14:26:45 +0000

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Given current trends, the U.S. gas turbine industry is set to play a critically important role in power generation, aircraft propulsion, and the oil and gas industry “for decades to come,” but it could benefit from prioritized research and development (R&D) and technological leadership, a new publication from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and […]

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Dominion Latest to Set Net-Zero Carbon Goal

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:46:06 +0000

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Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion Energy has joined a growing list of power companies establishing net-zero emissions targets. The company, which has more than 7 million electricity and natural gas customers in 18 states, said it intends to reach its carbon dioxide and methane reduction goals by 2050. Under the net-zero framework, the company is committing to […]

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Energy Northwest Study Makes a Case for SMRs in Future Power Mix

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 23:10:39 +0000

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Deep decarbonization of the U.S. Northwest can be achieved at “manageable” costs by 2045, but only if utility agency Energy Northwest secures zero-emitting firm capacity, such as by relicensing Columbia Generating Station—the sole nuclear plant in the region—and building small modular reactors (SMRs), a new study suggests. The study by San Francisco-based consulting group Energy […]

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California Official: Solar’s Future Bright, but Clouds Persist

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 21:37:12 +0000

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The technology behind solar power is changing rapidly. Researchers at the University of California-Davis say so-called “anti-solar” panels could even generate power at night. But even as solar deployments grow worldwide, more innovative solar products are launched, and more governments enact clean energy mandates, political headwinds threaten to slow the progress of the past few […]

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Community Solar: Ready for the New Decade

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 05:29:47 +0000

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Community solar refers to local solar facilities shared by multiple subscribers who receive credit on their electricity bills for their share of the power produced. Community solar allows homeowners, renters

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The POWER Interview: Benefits of a Smarter Grid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 18:11:29 +0000

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The smart grid is transforming the way utilities communicate with their customers. Smart grid technology, including control systems and automation that help new technologies work together, supports a power grid that can respond digitally to quickly changing electricity demand. The smart grid enables electricity producers to enhance reliability, availability, and efficiency. It can provide cost […]

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Cementing Coal Power Phaseout, Germany Sets Out to Shutter 40% of Current Generation Mix

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 14:19:43 +0000

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Germany’s federal cabinet on Jan. 29 approved a nationwide phaseout of coal power generation by 2038, paving the way for the country, which has already initiated a nuclear phaseout, to rely even more heavily on renewables. The federal cabinet’s approval of the “Reduction and Termination of Coal Power Generation” (Gesetz zur Reduzierung und zur Beendigung der […]

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