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January 15, 2017
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DONG Energy makes wind energy debut



Fredericia, Denmark (UPI) Jan 13, 2017
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. DONG said it landed a long-term service contract for the Lincs offshore wind farm off the northeast British coast. The 270-megawatt wind farm has been in service since 2013 and the contract follows the sale from partners Centrica and Siemens of their combined 75 percent stake in the project to green British investment entities. DONG ... read more

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New York sets bar high for offshore wind
Stunning is how one renewable energy group described a decision by the state of New York to build the nation's largest offshore wind farm. ... more
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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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Apple invests in China wind farms
Apple has struck a partnership with the world's largest wind turbine maker, the American company said, marking the tech giant's largest clean energy project to date. ... more
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German energy company plants wind farm seed in Texas
Claiming a leadership position in North America, a German energy company said it's planning to install a wind farm in the oil-rich state of Texas. ... more
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New York to bid in Federal Offshore Wind Auction
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is on course to become the first state entity in the nation to participate in a federal auction for an offshore wind site. NYSE ... more
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Ireland gets a bit greener with funding from Europe
The Irish government said it's breaking new ground on renewables now that funding is available to support a large-scale energy storage project. ... more


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DONG Energy sets wind energy sights on Taiwan
Danish company DONG Energy said it opened a new office in the Asia-Pacific with ambitions to build new wind farms off the coast of Taiwan. ... more
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Microsoft Corp. taps deeper into wind power
Computing giant Microsoft Corp. said Monday it expanded its renewable energy footprint in the United States by adding more wind power to its portfolio. ... more

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France sells off Engie stake to finance Areva rescue
France has sold a 4.1-percent stake in energy company Engie, pulling in 1.14 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to help finance a state-led rescue of troubled nuclear firm Areva. The sale of 100 million Engie shares was 10 million above the amount initially offered, the APE agency which manages shareholdings for the French state said in a statement late on Tuesday. The sale leaves the French s ... more
UK asks regulators to assess Chinese nuclear reactor

EU clears French rescue of troubled nuclear firm Areva

Controversial nuclear power plant near New York to close

Renewable energy investment value fell 18% in 2016: study
Global investment in renewable energy dropped by 18 percent in 2016 due to sharp falls in equipment prices and a slowdown in China and Japan, a study found Thursday. After reaching record levels in 2015, investment fell last year to $287.5 billion, according to researchers at Bloomberg New New Energy Finance (BNEF). The fall was due in part to "further sharp falls in equipment prices, pa ... more
CWRU directly measures how perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power

U.S. solar groups to speak after Trump inauguration

Not enough investment in renewables: IRENA

Iowa State engineer helps journal highlight how pyrolysis can advance the bioeconomy
A special issue of the journal Energy Technology details the latest advances in pyrolysis technologies for converting biomass into fuels, chemicals and fertilizers. Two pyrolysis experts are guest editors of the issue: Robert C. Brown, the director of Iowa State University's Bioeconomy Institute, an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and the Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in ... more
Handheld sensor unit determines biofuel content of diesel blends

Dual-purpose biofuel crops could extend production, increase profits

Species diversity reduces chances of crop failure in algal biofuel systems

Anadarko sells off Eagle Ford shale assets
Parts of the shale basin in oil-rich Texas will be left behind in order to focus more on deepwater and other assets, Anadarko Petroleum announced. The company said it agreed to sell off its assets in the Eagle Ford shale basin in Texas to Sanchez Energy Corp. and Blackstone Group for $2.3 billion. Al Walker, the top executive at Anadarko, said Eagle Ford will remain a central com ... more
Colorado is doing energy right, governor said

Milestone reached for Kashagan oil field

Egypt set for a gas turnaround

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China to build $1.5 billion power line across Pakistan
China's State Grid Corporation is set to build a $1.5-billion power line across Pakistan to enable the transmission of 4,000 megawatts of electricity from the country's north to south, the government said Friday. Pakistani and Chinese officials signed an investment agreement in Beijing on Thursday to build the country's first high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) line, according to a governmen ... more
MIT Energy Initiative report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector

Toward energy solutions for northern regions

Energy-hungry Asia slowing down, lender says

UK-Led Hydrogen Fuel Project Promises to Provide Ultra-Clean Air in China
A UK company has been selected to lead a collaborative project that promises to result in significant carbon reduction and ultra-low air quality emissions for thousands of vehicles in China within the next 10 years. Liverpool based ULEMCo, arguably the UK's most experienced integrator of H2 systems for transport, has received grant funding via Innovate UK from the cross Government Newton Fund. T ... more
Scientists discover a molecular motor has a 'gear' for directional switching

Rolling out an e-sticker revolution

Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets

China 2016 auto sales surge at fastest in three years
Auto sales in China, the world's biggest car market, surged at their fastest in three years in 2016, an industry group showed Thursday, jumping nearly 14 percent after authorities slashed a purchase tax. The world's second-largest economy is crucial to global auto manufacturers, but the market took a hit from slowing economic growth in 2015. However a total of 28.03 million cars were sol ... more
US deal won't end 'dieselgate' pain for Volkswagen

NAVYA Self-driving shuttle goes to work in Las Vegas

New technology will cut plug-in hybrid fuel consumption by one third

Europe urged to expand pesticide ban for bees' sake
Europe should expand a ban on bee-harming pesticides, environmental lobby group Greenpeace said Thursday, as it released a report warning of widespread risks to agriculture and the environment. The report by biologists at the University of Sussex, commissioned by Greenpeace, concluded that the threat posed to bees by neonicotinoid pesticides was greater than perceived in 2013 when the Europe ... more
Tiny plants with huge potential

Pressures from grazers hastens ecosystem collapse from drought

Grasslands hold potential for increased food production

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U.S. Army seeking biodegradable bullets
The U.S. Army has posted a solicitation for biodegradable ammunition to be used during training exercises. In the solicitation, the Army notes the branch manufactures and consumes hundreds of thousands of rounds for training events that may require 100 years or more to biodegrade. By replacing existing ammunition with biodegradable alternatives, the Army says it can reduce potent ... more
Judge orders Beirut dump shut after birds threaten flights

Study describes new method to remove nickel from contaminated seawater

E-waste rising dangerously in Asia: UN study

China roast duck vendor dies of H7N9 bird flu: Xinhua
A roast duck vendor has died of bird flu in central China, the official Xinhua news agency said Saturday, the latest human casualty of the disease this winter. The 36-year-old man, surnamed Zhang, passed away on January 11 in Yongcheng city of the central province of Henan, Xinhua cited the provincial health and family planning commission as saying. He sold roast duck in the coastal pr ... more
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This bay in Scandinavia has world record in carbon storing
Forests are potent carbon sinks, but also the oceans' seagrasses can store enormous amounts of carbon. A little bay in Denmark stores a record amount of carbon. Here is the secret. Seagrass plays a bigger role in the Earth's carbon cycle than most of us think. The underwater meadows of seagrass are capable of storing large amounts of carbon - a talent that draws attention in a time, where ... more
A new approach to recycling greenhouse gases

Crystallization method offers new option for carbon capture from ambient air

Diamonds are technologists' best friends

Zeroing in on the true nature of fluids within nanocapillaries
Shrinking the investigation of objects down to the nanometer scale often reveals new properties of matter that have no equivalent for their bulk analysis. This phenomenon is motivating many current studies of nanomaterials which can reveal fascinating new phenomena. It inspired a group of researchers at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) to explore the extent of our ... more
Nano-chimneys can cool circuits

The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles

Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures

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Hong Kong deputy announces leadership bid
Hong Kong's tough pro-Beijing number two Carrie Lam announced her bid to lead the deeply divided city Thursday after stepping down from her current post. Lam is deputy to Hong Kong's unpopular leader Leung Chun-ying and rose through the ranks as a career civil servant before taking public office. The city has become sharply polarised under Leung, whose term has been marked by anti-Beij ... more
Lessons in respect at China's Confucius kindergartens

Human rights in Hong Kong at worst level for 20 years

China graft drive has punished 1.2 million: watchdog

French, US astronauts install batteries outside space station
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet floated into space on his first-ever spacewalk Friday, and helped install three new, refrigerator-sized lithium-ion batteries to upgrade the power system at the International Space Station. Wearing a white spacesuit with the French flag emblazoned on one shoulder, Pesquet and US astronaut Shane Kimbrough switched on their spacesuits' internal battery power to ... more
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The dust never settles on the Space Station

Real time imaging and transcriptome analysis of medaka aboard space station

York Space Systems signs Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
York Space Systems, an aerospace company specializing in complete space segment customer solutions and the manufacture of small and medium class spacecraft, this week announced the execution of a Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), supporting the deployment of the Harbinger Mission. Under the Agreement, York Sp ... more
Artisan 3D radar completes sea trials

Airbus supplying multi-mode radar for Coast Guard cutter

Patent Awarded to Design and 3D Print Rocket Fuel

EchoStar 19 positioned in orbital slot
Hughes Network Systems reports that it has begun system level testing of its new EchoStar XIX satellite - the world's highest capacity broadband satellite - following successful placement into its permanent geosynchronous orbital slot at 97.1 West longitude. Designed with Hughes JUPITER System high-throughput technology, EchoStar XIX is a multi-spot beam, Ka-band satellite that will power ... more
OneWeb announces key funding from SoftBank Group and other investors

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