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Indian reaffirms commitment to achieve 175 GW renewables target at COP23 – ETEnergyworld.com

ETEnergyworld.comIndian reaffirms commitment to achieve 175 GW renewables target at COP23 New Delhi: Reaffirming India’s resolution to go ahead with the set clean energy agenda with determination and clarity, environment secretary C K Mishra said the country has been … and more …read more Related

Sun, wind and water: Africa’s renewable energy set to soar by 2022 – ETEnergyworld.com

ETEnergyworld.comBy Wendell Roelf. CAPE TOWN: Strong demand is set to give a huge boost to renewable energy growth in Sub-Sahara Africa over the next five years, driving cumulative capacity up more than 70 percent, a senior international energy official said. and more …read more Related

India pushing for Jaitapur nuclear plant despite cost escalation – The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express… President Emmanuel Macron visits India, most likely in December. JNPP, first envisioned in 2009, kick-started with an agreement for two of six third-gen 1,650-MW European Pressurised Reactors (EPR) — totalling 9,900 MW — plus supply of nuclear … and more …read more Related

‘Criticality’ experiments enhance nuclear safety, security and effectiveness

Gathered in a control room deep in the Nevada desert, a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories watched safety monitors as a carefully layered stack of plutonium inched toward “critical” – the point at which fissile material can sustain a nuclear chain reaction. It took five years of planning, calculations ... Read more

Cummins Snaps Up Brammo and Jumps Into The Electric Truck Party

Clean Transport Published on November 14th, 2017 by Nicolas Zart 0 November 14th, 2017 by Nicolas Zart  Whatever happened to Brammo, the once promising electric motorcycle maker with its funky 6-speed gearbox? After Polaris acquired the company and left it to linger for years, Cummins just snapped up Brammo and is jumping into the electric ... Read more

GM says next-gen electric cars will cost less, go farther

General Motors is telling investors its next generation of electric vehicles will cost the company 30 percent less than current ones, making them profitable after the new version debuts in 2021. …read more Related

BHP identifies 500MW solar, storage and wind opportunity at old US mines

RMI’s Sunshine For Mines team released a report alongside BHP analysing renewable energy potential at legacy mines. Credit: RMI Melbourne-headquartered mining giant BHP, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), has projected 500MW of potential capacity combining solar, wind and energy storage at its old North American mining sites. Solar PV was seen as ... Read more

PJM price formation proposal would dramatically change how prices are set in the RTO

Dive Brief: The PJM Interconnection on Wednesday released a proposal that would raise prices across the RTO in an effort to provide incentives to “inflexible” generating units such as “coal, nuclear and large gas units.” PJM’s “Proposed Enhancements to Energy Price Formation” would change the RTO’s rules for locational marginal prices (LMP) to make both ... Read more

ABO Wind starts constructing 1.4MW solar project in northern Iran

Financing is still seen as an issue in Iran and as a result this first project had to be funded by equity. Credit: ABO Wind German firm ABO Wind has started constructing a 1.3MW solar PV project at Saidabad, Semnan province, in northern Iran. The project will use more than 4,100 PV modules and is ... Read more

Research suggests vertical axis turbines could increase public support for new wind energy installations

With global carbon emissions on the rise, wind power continues to be an attractive option for states and countries looking to limit fossil fuel use and increase renewable energy. Wind already accounts for over 5 percent of electricity generation in the United States. However, a number of issues plague the low-carbon energy source, such as ... Read more