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September 20, 2017
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Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind Atlas



Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Over the last 25 years, the world has seen an increased dependency on wind energy that promises to continue growing. This has created an ever-evolving process to develop a method that can accurately assess a region's wind energy potential. The most-used assessment methods today are based on the European Wind Atlas through the use of the Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP). Recently, the Global Wind Atlas has been published and brought into use for assessment methods. But these, alon ... read more

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Last of the 67 turbines for a British wind farm installed
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Statoil, a Norwegian oil and gas company with a footprint in renewables, said the last of the 67 turbines at a wind facility off the British coast is in place. ... more
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Kimberly-Clark next U.S. company to draw more on renewables
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Kimberly-Clark, a paper-based personal care production company, said today that it will now get about a third of its power needs met by wind power in Texas and Oklahoma. ... more
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Light-based method makes remote wind measurements easier and more accurate
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Researchers have developed a new remote sensing instrument based on light detection and ranging (LIDAR) that could offer a simple and robust way to accurately measure wind speed. The detailed, real- ... more
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UK wind electricity cheaper than nuclear: data
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
The price of electricity from offshore wind in Britain has dipped below the level guaranteed to Hinkley Point, raising questions about the construction of the vast nuclear power station. ... more
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Light-Based Method Improves Practicality and Quality of Remote Wind Measurements
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Researchers have developed a new remote sensing instrument based on light detection and ranging (LIDAR) that could offer a simple and robust way to accurately measure wind speed. The detailed, real- ... more
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Texas makes wind energy strides
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Two wind farms in Texas will become the second- and third-largest facilities with extra storage capacity installed so far, a German power company said. ... more
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Saudi Arabia shortlists 25 bidders for major wind plant
Riyadh (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Saudi Arabia invited bids Tuesday from 25 shortlisted companies to build a 400 megawatt wind power project, as the world's top oil exporter pushes for renewable sources to diversify its energy mix. ... more
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First foundations set for Baltic Sea wind farm
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
German energy company E.ON said Thursday it laid the first of the 60 foundations for a wind farm development in national waters of the Baltic Sea. ... more
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U.S. extends wind energy taproots into Zambia
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
A U.S. trade division said it awarded a $1 million grant to support a feasibility study for the development of a 130 megawatt wind farm in Zambia. ... more
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Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico
La Ventosa, Mexico (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa. ... more


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Norway's Statoil reshapes hold of giant wind farm off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it swapped out some of its assets in order to share control over wind farms located off the British coast. ... more
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Annual wind report confirms tech advancements, improved performance, low wind prices
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Wind energy pricing for land-based, utility-scale projects remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepar ... more
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Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity for urban and suburban areas
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
According to a prediction made by the U.S. Department of Energy, wind energy could provide 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. by the year 2030. This has motivated researchers from the University ... more
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U.S. wind power momentum up 40 percent from last year
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
About half of the population in the state of Kansas could now be drawing energy from wind power as the U.S. sector gains momentum, an industry report showed. ... more



Discovery could reduce nuclear waste by chemically reengineering molecules
Bloomington IN (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A discovery by Indiana University researchers could advance the long-term storage of nuclear waste, an increasingly burdensome and costly task for the public and private agencies that protect people from these harmful chemicals. In a study published Sept. 14, the scientists report they have developed a new chemical principle with the potential to revolutionize the creation of specially eng ... more
London (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Against rising headwinds, UK pushes ahead with nuclear projects
Princeton NJ (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Russia's use and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium pose significant nuclear risks
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
EU parliament opposes bid to reduce testing of Fukushima food imports
Dubai awards contract for final phase of solar park
Dubai (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
The Gulf desert emirate of Dubai on Saturday announced the award of a $3.8-billion contract for the final phase of a solar park aimed at generating 5,000 megawatts of electricity by 2030. The local government said the contract for the fourth and final phase went to Chinese conglomerate Shanghai Electric and ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia. The solar park named after Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Moha ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese solar panel manufacturer claims a quarter of India's market
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Obama-era solar power program reaches goal early
(UPI) Sep 19, 2017
French company Total steps into solar energy market
A sweeter way to make green products
Newark DE (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
The shampoo you washed your hair with this morning. The balloons for the party. Refrigerators and sunglasses, medicine and mosquito repellent, guitar strings and fishing lures. These - and thousands of other products we use every day - contain chemicals made from petroleum. But researchers at the University of Delaware can now offer manufacturers a much sweeter alternative to this fossil fuel. ... more
London, UK (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
How to draw electricity from the bloodstream
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
A new way to directly convert methane to methanol using gold-palladium nanoparticles
Beijing (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
China aims to extend ethanol fuel usage countrywide by 2020
OPEC chatter pushes oil prices back into rally mode
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Short-term disruptions and lower exports from OPEC members offset signs of stronger U.S. oil production to help give crude oil prices a lift early Tuesday. Crude oil prices have been volatile, but moving generally higher for most of the month. Seasonal supply and demand factors that would normally push oil prices lower were delayed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the United States. Gul ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
LNG facility in Lithuania to open by year's end
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Baker Hughes to improve Nigerian LNG reliability
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Texas sees gains from gas exports to Mexico
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A project led by the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will combine artificial intelligence with massive amounts of data and industry experience from a dozen U.S. partners to identify places where the electric grid is vulnerable to disruption, reinforce those spots in advance and recover faster when failures do occur. The eventual goal is an autonomous grid that s ... more
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
Beijing (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
China merges energy giants into global leader
Researchers challenge status quo of battery commercialization
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
While more efficient, effective, and economical batteries are critical to the world's clean energy future, the path to bringing such technologies to market over the last 25 years is overwhelmingly littered with failure. A pair of Northwestern University researchers and a Northwestern-affiliated startup, however, are touting a different way and have pulled inspiration from a seemingly unlik ... more
Kracrow, Poland (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
A revolution in lithium-ion batteries is becoming more realistic
Onna, Japan (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Supercharging silicon batteries
Stanford CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Stanford professor tests a cooling system that works without electricity
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VW recalls 4.86 million vehicles in China over airbag concerns
Beijing (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Volkswagen will recall almost five million vehicles in China over airbag concerns, Chinese authorities said Thursday, dealing a new blow to the German automaker in the world's largest car market. VW and its joint ventures with Chinese partners FAW and SAIC will start withdrawing 4.86 million vehicles fitted with potentially faulty airbags made by Japan's bankrupt airbag giant Takata from Mar ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
China rises at Frankfurt car show
Paris (AFP) Sept 18, 2017
5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year: study
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive
At Dubai expo, Chinese firms look to tap lucrative halal market
Dubai (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Standing behind her stall at a Dubai exhibition centre, Dai Dong He offered passersby what looked like carefully wrapped biscuits or chocolates. "This is dry beef, beef snacks," said Dai, general manager of Anhui Central Asia Food Co., one of eight Chinese firms from Anhui Province displaying products at Halal Expo Dubai 2017. Dubai is hosting the show for the ninth year running, with th ... more
Paris (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Syngenta chief calls for debate on 'sustainable agriculture'
Melbourne FL (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Research finds roots use chemical 'photos' to coordinate growth
Riga (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Latvia tweets no room for mushroom hunters on army base
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Canada's Eldorado Gold to suspend investment in Greece
Athens (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Canada's Eldorado Gold announced early Monday it would suspend investment in mining operations in Greece due to what it said were delays by the Greek government in issuing permits. Despite repeated attempts by the company and its Greek subsidiary to talk to the government, "delays continue in issuing routine permits and licences for the construction and development of the Skouries and Olympi ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Brexit a step away from pollution commitments, U.N. envoy says
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UN slams UK government over 'plague' of air pollution
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis
Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
An international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts. The discovery also suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria - the most deadly form of the disease. The research, ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Using NASA Satellite Data to Predict Malaria Outbreaks
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
New method for producing malaria treatment at large scales
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Tick tock and the risk of tick-borne disease
Tough stuff: Spider silk enhanced with graphene-based materials
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Researchers from the Graphene Flagship have demonstrated that graphene-based materials can be used to boost the properties of spider's silk. The silk - produced naturally by the spiders, incorporating graphene and carbon nanotubes (rolled up graphene sheets) introduced in their environment - had enhanced mechanical properties of up to three times the strength and ten times the toughness of the u ... more
Paris (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Jail terms for French carbon trading scammers
Ames IA (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Ames Laboratory scientists move graphene closer to transistor applications
Raleigh NC (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Researchers set new bar for water-splitting, CO2-splitting techniques
New insights into nanocrystal growth in liquid
Richland WA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Many seashells, minerals, and semiconductor nanomaterials are made up of smaller crystals, which are assembled together like the pieces of a puzzle. Now, researchers have measured the forces that cause the crystals to assemble, revealing an orchestra of competing factors that researchers might be able to control. The work has a variety of implications in both discovery and applied science. ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A new kind of optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana particles
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle
New wave of leaders step into breach for jailed HK democracy activists
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
The jailing of Hong Kong's best-known democracy activists has pushed a new wave of young leaders to take the helm as they seek to keep the movement's message alive. Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, who carved out international reputations with their campaigning, were both sent to prison last month in what rights groups slammed as politically motivated prosecutions. Alongside fellow activist A ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
China tightens restrictions on religious freedom
Beijing (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Pregnant woman's suicide roils China
Beijing (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
China cracks down on pyramid scams after deaths
Diet tracker in space
Paris (ESA) Sep 15, 2017
Whether you are on a diet or just want to be healthier, you might be one of those millions of people around the planet who use a mobile app to track everything you eat. The trend has arrived in space: European astronauts are now logging their meals on a tablet to make sure they are getting the right amount of nutrients. An optimal diet, paired with constant exercise, is essential to counte ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
NASA's Robotic 'Sniffer' Confirms Space Station Leak, Repair
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Crewed Missions Beyond LEO
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Three astronauts blast off for five-month ISS mission
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Dormant, Yet Always-Alert Sensor Awakes Only in the Presence of a Signal of Interest
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Here's your task. Build a tiny sensor that detects a signature of infrared (IR) wavelengths characteristic of a hot tailpipe, a wood fire, or perhaps even a human being. Design the sensor so that it can remain dormant and unattended but always alert, even for years, without drawing on battery power. And build the sensor so that the act of detection itself can initiate the emission of a signal th ... more
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