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February 19, 2017
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Michigan meets renewable energy targets



Lansing, Mich. (UPI) Feb 16, 2017
All electric service providers in Michigan met their renewable energy targets, with wind contributing most to the green economy, a public commission found. "The combined efforts of the electric providers, renewable energy project developers, communities hosting renewable energy projects, renewable energy advocates and many others have contributed to the effective implementation of Michigan's renewable energy standard," Michigan Public Service Commission Chair Sally Talberg said. An annua ... read more

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British grid drawing power from new offshore wind farm
While only a fraction of the total capacity is realized, Norwegian energy company Statoil said the British grid is getting power from its latest wind farm. ... more
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Russia's nuclear giant pushes into wind energy
Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom said Tuesday that it was joining with a Dutch company to create a wind turbine venture, hoping to tap a domestic market worth billions of euros each year. ... more
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Prysmian UK to supply land cable connections for East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has secured a Pounds 27 million contract with East Anglia One Limited to supply and install the land cable connection ... more
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The power of wind energy and how to use it
Wind offers an immense, never ending source of energy that can be successfully harnessed to power all of the things that currently draw energy from non-renewable resources. The wind doesn't always b ... more
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Largest US offshore wind farm gets green light
Local authorities approved the largest offshore wind farm in the United States on Wednesday, to be located near Long Island and capable of powering some 50,000 households. ... more
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Essen, Germany wins greenest city honors
The city of Essen in German was honored with a green-city award by a European body for transforming itself from a steel to an environmental leader. ... more
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Renewables a big boost for GE's profits
Gains in the renewable energy sector and deals in exploration and production helped boost fourth quarter profits substantially, General Electric said Friday. ... more
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DNV GL certifies new prototype of Siemens' 8 MW Offshore Wind Turbine
DNV GL has assessed the market's new offshore turbine in development and awarded Siemens Wind Power with the Prototype Certificate for its 8 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine SWT-8.0-154. The prot ... more
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Obama puts offshore North Carolina on wind energy map
Thousands of acres offshore North Carolina are set aside for potential wind energy in one of the final moves under the Obama presidency, the government said. ... more
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DONG Energy makes wind energy debut
Danish energy group DONG Energy said it strengthened its offshore wind portfolio with a new service contract, after charting a course away from oil and gas. ... more


New York sets bar high for offshore wind

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The answer is blowing in the wind
The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn't always shining, nor is the wind always blowing, so traditio ... more
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French power group aims to double wind capacity
An arrangement with the leading insurance company in France helps with the goal of doubling wind power capacity in the country, French power group ENGIE said. ... more
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New rules for micro-grids in Alberta
A rule change means consumers in Alberta can have more flexibility when it comes to how they generate their own forms of green electricity, the government said. ... more
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Offshore wind makes U.S. debut
Turbines are spinning at a wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island, powering the region for the first time in an offshore capacity, a company announced. ... more

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'No risk' in Benin after truck with chemical for nuclear production crashes
The French nuclear group Areva said Tuesday a truck carrying a chemical used in the uranium fuel process had tipped over in Benin, but there was "no risk" of contamination. The accident occurred in the West African country on Sunday near Dassa, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of the capital Cotonou. The truck was carrying uranate, an oxide used in the process to make nuclear fuel. ... more
Slovenian nuclear plant shuts down after water problem

Slovenian nuclear plant restarts after shutdown

Explosion at French nuclear plant, 'no radiation risk'

Printable solar cells just got a little closer
A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Dr. Hairen Tan and his team have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class of solar devices called perovskite solar cells. This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface ... more
Governors tell Trump that China will reap low-carbon rewards

First Solar Awarded 140Mw Module Supply Contract For Australia'S Largest Solar Project

Accelerated chlorophyll reaction in microdroplets to reveal secret of photosynthesis

Alberta backing bioenergy programs
The provincial government of Alberta said it was creating new jobs by offering funding to support bioenergy and a low-carbon future. The government said it was offering up to $45 million to support a bioenergy producer program aimed at deriving fuels from crops and livestock waste. The industry already powers the equivalent of 200,000 average households in Alberta and contributes ... more
A better way to farm algae

DuPont Industrial Biosciences to develop new high-efficiency biogas enzyme method

Cathay Pacific to cut emissions with switch to biofuel

Resource-rich Ghana facing mixed economic prospects
Emerging oil and gas producer Ghana could see its economy improve, though certain sectors are expected to face challenges, Moody's Investors Service found. Moody's said it expected the Ghanaian economy to grow by 6.5 percent in gross domestic product this year, compared with an average annual growth rate of around 4 percent during the two-year period ending last year. The Interna ... more
Norway sees job prospects improving in oil and gas

Austrian energy group OMV says retooling paid off

Libya asks NATO for security help

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Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights
As Taiwan lights up for the start of its annual lantern festival this weekend, one eco-friendly craftsman is breaking with tradition. Lantern-maker Lin Chow-chin is part of a growing movement on the island to make the celebrations greener, creating sustainable lights which can be converted into everything from desk lamps to flower vases. Each year huge electric sculptures go on display ... more
EU parliament backs draft carbon trading reforms

Republican ex-top diplomats propose a carbon tax

Electricity costs: A new way they'll surge in a warming world

Researchers optimize the assembly of micro meso and macroporous carbon for Li-S batteries
Li-S batteries are considered as promising alternatives for Li-ion batteries in the new generation of energy storages, due to high specific capacity (1675 mAh/g) and energy density (2600 mWh/g) of sulfur. But the poor conductivity of sulfur and severe shuttle effect of reaction intermediates destory the stability of this system. A variety of porous carbon materials have been applied as sul ... more
Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries

UMD physicist improves method for designing fusion experiments

Next-Gen batteries could provide power to microsatellites, cubesats

Four-stroke engine cycle produces hydrogen from methane and captures CO2
When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it's been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there's a natural gas supply available. By adding a catalyst, a hydrogen separating membrane and carbon dioxide sorbent to the century-old four-stroke engine cycle, researchers have demonstrated ... more
Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment

Tesla takes on Gulf gas guzzlers

Germany to expand infrastructure for electric vehicles

Stanford scientists measure African crop yields from space
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new method for accurately measuring crop yields using satellite images. Scientists hope their new strategy will help researchers track agricultural productivity in developing countries where farming data is limited. "Improving agricultural productivity is going to be one of the main ways to reduce hunger and improve livelihoods in poor ... more
Nicaragua focuses on climate-change resistant coffee

Gluten-free diet may increase risk of arsenic, mercury exposure

Study rewrites the history of corn in corn country

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Polluted Indian lake catches fire
Toxic smoke billowed Friday from a lake in India's technology capital Bangalore after the polluted water caught fire, with residents lamenting authorities' alleged inaction over the blighted environment. The fire erupted late Thursday after a nearby pile of burning trash apparently caused chemical effluents on Bellandur lake to burst into flames. TV footage showed thick grey plumes of s ... more
Trump's pick to head environment agency confirmed

Deaths from India air pollution rival China: study

New study helps explain how garbage patches form in the world's oceans

Test can detect HIV within a week of infection: researchers
Spain's top research institution said Thursday it has patented an HIV test that can detect the AIDS-causing virus within a week of infection, the fastest yet. A "biosensor" developed by scientists of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) detects the p24 antigen, a protein attached to the HIV virus, in human blood, the council said in a statement. The technology "detects the protei ... more
Bird-flu deaths rise in China, shutting poultry markets

At least five infected with HIV at Chinese traditional medicine hospital

West Nile virus epidemics made worse by drought: study

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Graphene foam gets big and tough
A chunk of conductive graphene foam reinforced by carbon nanotubes can support more than 3,000 times its own weight and easily bounce back to its original height, according to Rice University scientists. Better yet, it can be made in just about any shape and size, they reported, demonstrating a screw-shaped piece of the highly conductive foam. The Rice lab of chemist James Tour tested its ... more
Graphene from soybeans

UNIST to engineer dream diodes with a graphene interlayer

How to roll a nanotube: Demystifying carbon nanotubes' structure control

Nano-level lubricant tuning improves material for electronic devices and surface coatings
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which is ubiquitously used as a solid lubricant, has recently been shown to have a two-dimensional (2D) form that is similar to graphene. But, when thinned down to less than a nanometer thick, MoS2 demonstrates properties with great promise as a functional material for electronic devices and surface coatings. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana- ... more
Supercomputing, experiment combine for first look at magnetism of real nanoparticle

Scientists determine precise 3-D location 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle

1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips

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Villagers glorify their children in China festival
Looking like living dress-up dolls, elaborately costumed children are paraded through an eastern China village as firecrackers roar, commemorating the end of barbaric child sacrifices hundreds of years ago. It's an annual event in the village of Tufang in coastal Fujian province, where China's Hakka community is concentrated and marks its unique history with a range of colourful festivals. ... more
Ex-VP of China's top court jailed for life over graft

Hong Kong police jailed over attack on democracy protester

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NASA to develop oxygen recovery technologies for future deep space missions
NASA has selected two proposals for the development of oxygen recovery technologies that could help astronauts breathe a little easier on deep space, long-duration missions. The agency will invest as much as $2 million and 24 months for the development of each proposal into a complete and integrated system for NASA testing. "The development of advanced life support technologies will allow ... more
Art and space enter a new dimension

Russia's first private space tourism craft flight test set for 2020

Next SpaceX mission will deliver slew of experiment payloads to ISS

Most stretchable elastomer for 3-D printing
Due to its excellent material properties of elasticity, resilience, and electrical and thermal insulation, elastomers have been used in a myriad of applications. They are especially ideal for fabricating soft robots, flexible electronics and smart biomedical devices which require soft and deformable material properties to establish safe and smooth interactions with humans externally and internal ... more
After 15 years, SABER on TIMED Still Breaks Ground from Space

ANU scientists make new high-tech liquid materials

Curtiss-Wright offers COTS Module for measuring microgravity acceleration

Iridium Announces Target Date for Second Launch of Iridium NEXT
Iridium Communications has announced it has received a targeted launch date of mid-June for the second mission of ten Iridium NEXT satellites. Originally anticipated for mid-April of 2017, the date has shifted due to a backlog in SpaceX's launch manifest as a result of last year's September 1st anomaly. This second launch will deliver another ten Iridium NEXT satellites to low-Earth-orbit ... more
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