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  • Kairos Power to deploy salt-cooled reactor for TVA next-gen nuclear demonstration (2021/05/06 21:02)
    The Tennessee Valley Authority is showing its future commitment to carbon-free nuclear power by collaborating on a next-gen and smaller reactor technology demonstration. TVA and Kairos Power are planning to team up on deploying a low-power, salt-cooled reactor at the East Tennessee Park in Oak Ridge. Kairos Power, which grew out of multi-partner research efforts […]
  • EIA: Wind, solar elevated in 2020; coal, gas and biomass production dropped (2021/05/06 20:20)
    Wind and solar energy production rose in a year when every other resource fell due to environmental issues, the financial downtown or the COVID-19 pandemic which caused the fiscal fall. New stats on 2020 released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration indicates that renewable energy production surpassed coal for the first time since records were […]
  • Freeport LNG Train 3 put into commercial operation exporting U.S. natural gas (2021/05/06 18:50)
    A third liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction train has gone into commercial operation at the Freeport export terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast. Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partners Zachry Group, Chiyoda International Corp. and McDermott International announced the beginning of commercial operations for Train 3 at Freeport. Zachry led the project from the beginning, […]
  • Ameresco completes EPC work on 9.2-MW Greek island wind farm (2021/05/06 17:13)
    U.S. renewable energy developer Ameresco has completed a utility-scale wind farm in a European nation which was the latest to announce its intention to pull away completely from coal-fired power. The wind turbine project at Xerakia Dilinata in Kefalonia, Greece has been completed and is in operation. It is Ameresco’s first wind project in continental […]
  • PSEG shedding solar assets as it holds on to carbon-free nuclear fleet (2021/05/06 00:09)
    New Jersey-based utility Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), which previously reaffirmed its commitment to maintain its nuclear fleet and divest of most other generation assets, has found a buyer for its Solar Source portfolio. The sale includes 467 MW in 25 solar facilities to Quattro Solar, an affiliate of LS Power. The Solar Source assets […]
  • DTE, Ford partner on 1,127-MWh solar array at automaker’s research center (2021/05/05 18:37)
    Detroit-based utility DTE Energy is commissioning an array of nearly 2,200 solar panels to go atop roofs at the Ford Motor Co. Research and Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan. The array is located on the rooftop level of the Deck 400 parking structure. The project includes an integrated battery storage system and will be used […]
  • Doosan latest OEM to embrace hydrogen turbine future (2021/05/05 17:29)
    South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries, which joined the world’s big four group of gas turbine manufacturers in recent years, is also stepping up its plans for hydrogen-fired power. A global player in project development known fully as Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction, the company has commenced development of hydrogen gas turbines and wants to build […]
  • Australian utility plans 300-MW hybrid hydrogen and gas-fired plant (2021/05/05 16:23)
    Privately held power utility EnergyAustralia will expand one of its generation stations to include hydrogen and gas-fired capacity in the near future. The company announced it was building the 300-MW Tallawarra B power station to provide electricity for New South Wales homes and businesses. The power plant will replace the capacity lost from the retiring […]
  • NRC approves 80-year lifespans for Surry nuclear units 1 and 2 (2021/05/04 23:18)
    The Surry Units 1 and 2 nuclear power reactors will operate into the 2050s unless Dominion Energy pulls the plug for other reasons. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday it was approving the utility’s application on a 20-year renewal of its operating licenses for the Surry nuclear plant in Virginia. The renewed licenses authorize […]
  • AES pooling clean energy resources to power Google data centers (2021/05/04 19:35)
    Virginia-based AES Corp. will supply nearly carbon-free electricity to power Google’s data centers in the state. The power generator announced it will become sole supplier of the tech giant’s data-center needs for clean energy. Under the agreement AES will start supply later this year. See our interview with AES Chief Operating Officer Bernerd Da Santos […]

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