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May 22, 2017
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Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms



Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
A new study by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Cornell University and Duke University is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be impacted by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland. The new research offers insight into previously unknown habits of harbor porpoises in the Maryland Wind Energy Area, a 125-square-mile area off the coast of Ocean Cit ... read more

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Building Energy celebrates the beginning of operations and electricity generation of its first wind farm
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
Building Energy SpA, multinational company operating as a global integrated IPP in the Renewable Energy Industry, through its subsidiary Building Energy Wind Iowa LLC, announces the inauguration of ... more
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Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
The Hague (AFP) May 8, 2017
Dutch officials on Monday opened what is being billed as one of the world's largest offshore wind farms, with 150 turbines spinning in action far out in the North Sea. ... more
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OX2 will manage a 45 MW wind farm owned by IKEA Group in Lithuania
London, UK (SPX) May 09, 2017
OX2 has established a well-functioning management organisation for the Mazeikiai wind farm. A person has been employed locally by OX2 to inspect the wind farm, to carry out agreement- and stakeholde ... more
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U.S. wind power accelerating at near-record pace
Washington (UPI) May 2, 2017
An annual report from a wind energy trade group in the United States found the sector is in the midst of extraordinary growth and Texas is leading the way. ... more
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CEE Group acquires wind farm with a capacity of 27.6 megawatts in Brandenburg
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
CEE, the Hamburg-based private equity group, continues to expand its wind power portfolio in Germany. It has acquired eight wind turbines in the Vormark wind farm near to the municipality Gross Pank ... more
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Norwegian company envisions wind energy role for oil production
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
A Norwegian energy company said it was moving to the next phase of testing for a project that would use wind power to facilitate offshore oil production. ... more
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Oklahoma to end tax credits for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Oklahoma is resting on its laurels in the renewable energy sector by signing legislation ending tax credits for the wind industry, the state's governor said. ... more
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German power company examining new wind energy options.
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Technology for wind energy could use fixed-wing or sails for power in a way that would make deployment easier for deep waters, a German company said. ... more
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Canada sees emerging role for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
With economic diversification on the agenda in Canada, the country's natural resources minister said this may be the start of the era for wind energy. ... more
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U.N. says low-carbon economy not a "pipe dream"
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
The decline in energy sector emissions and emerging grid parity for renewables shows a shift to a low-carbon economy isn't a "pipe dream," a U.N. panel found. ... more


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Mega-wind farm offshore Denmark clears hurdle
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Danish plans to build one of the larger wind farms in European territorial waters are in line with competition and environmental goals there, a governing body said. ... more
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North Carolina offshore wind hailed as job creator
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
The results of an auction for the right to develop wind energy offshore North Carolina makes it a major low-carbon economic stimulus, a trade group said. ... more
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North Carolina ready for offshore wind energy auction
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
More than 100,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina go on the auction block Thursday for potential wind energy development, the U.S. government said. ... more
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Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
The first turbines for the English Channel's Rampion wind farm, which will meet the demands of nearly 347,000 homes, are installed, a German company said. ... more



Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
The Swiss voted Sunday in favour of a massive overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. A full 58.2 percent of Swiss voters supported the shift, according to a final tally after Sunday's referendum, with only four of the country's 26 cantons voting "no". The move has been in the making since shortly a ... more
Paris, France (SPX) May 22, 2017
Hungary: AREVA NP awarded contract for safety IC modernization at Paks Nuclear Power Plant
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
Japan restarts another reactor
NRL Tests Autonomous 'Soaring with Solar' Concept
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Their research investigates the presence of solar photovoltaics (PV) to the cooperative autonomous soaring techniques, which enables long endurance flights of unmanned sailplanes that us ... more
Vilnius, Lithuania (SPX) May 22, 2017
EU SmartFlex project finishes reference solar facade
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) May 22, 2017
InnoEnergy-backed Solaris Offgrid raises 1M Euro to tackle global electricity poverty
New Bedford MA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Beaumont Solar Announces the Beaumont "Big C" Services Unit to Solar Industry
Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass
Madison WI (SPX) May 22, 2017
Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compete financially with a petroleum-based production pipeline that has been perfected over the course of decades. Winning that competition - or at least leveling the economic playing field - require ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) May 22, 2017
Insight into enzyme's 3-D structure could cut biofuel costs
University Park PA (SPX) May 19, 2017
Microbial fuel cell converts methane to electricity
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 22, 2017
A full life cycle assessment of second-generation biofuels
Wood Group to help with Russia's LNG efforts
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Scottish energy services company Wood Group said Monday it secured a contract with Russia to help advance Far East liquefied natural gas development. Wood Group started action immediately on its five-year contract to help advance a liquefied natural gas project on Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean. For Wood Group, it builds on a partnership for Sakhalin that reaches back to the late ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Iran sees need for major offshore investments
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Oil production starts for Vitol offshore Ghana
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
BP says its North Sea portfolio is on the rebound
China further opens energy sector to private investment
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China said it will further open up its oil and gas sector to private investment as it seeks to overhaul an industry still dominated by a handful of state-run firms. The plan comes as China, the world's biggest energy guzzler, attempts to ramp up domestic oil and gas production to boost its supply of the vital resources. The country is heavily reliant on energy imports as domestic produ ... more
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
Advancing next-generation Stable, safe, smart, sustainable batteries
Beijing, China (SPX) May 22, 2017
Next-generation rechargeable batteries are promising candidates for state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries owing to their high energy density and preferred cost efficiency. For instance, Lithium-sulfur batteries, which are featured by their theoretically 10 times higher capacity and 5 times higher energy density, are reviving in both the academic and the industry. Shu Lei Chou and colleagues fro ... more
East Lansing MI (SPX) May 23, 2017
How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeaker
Kobe, Japan (SPX) May 22, 2017
Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2017
Better cathode materials for lithium-sulphur-batteries
China's JAC says electric car tie-up with VW approved
Shanghai (AFP) May 22, 2017
China's JAC Motors said on Monday it had received government approval for a $734 million joint venture with Volkswagen to produce 100,000 electric cars per year. Volkswagen, the world's largest automaker, is also the market leader in China. It sold four million cars in the country last year but only a few hundred of them were "green" despite rapid growth in electric vehicle sales in China. ... more
Singapore (AFP) May 19, 2017
Singapore car 'vending machine' dispenses with tradition
Detroit (AFP) May 15, 2017
GM announces drive for sustainable rubber
San Francisco (AFP) May 15, 2017
Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case
Blue and purple corn: Not just for tortilla chips anymore
Urbana IL (SPX) May 23, 2017
Consumers today insist on all-natural everything, and food dyes are no exception. Even if food manufacturers are willing to make the change, current sources of natural dyes are expensive and hard to come by. Now, a large University of Illinois project is filling the gap with colored corn. "Most natural colors come from things like wine skins, red carrots, and beets. The problem with that i ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Diverse rotations and poultry litter improves soybean yield
Stockholm (AFP) May 20, 2017
Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault
Sheffield, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
Why did hunter-gatherers first begin farming?
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Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China
Beijing, China (SPX) May 19, 2017
Toxic air pollution is a serious side effect of the rapid economic development in China. While it is widely recognized that air pollutants adversely affect human health and climate change, their impacts on the regional carbon balance are less well understood. Ozone reduces plant photosynthesis directly through stomatal uptake. Atmospheric aerosols often benefit plant photosynthesis through ... more
Hobart, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2017
37 million bits of litter on remote islands
Surrey, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution
Hanoi (AFP) May 15, 2017
Vietnam arrests activist as MP resigns over mass fish deaths
Hundreds of Chinese students hospitalised for norovirus: Xinhua
Beijing (AFP) May 18, 2017
Almost 400 Chinese students were hospitalised following an outbreak of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly stomach bug norovirus in a school in the country's northeast, state media reported Thursday. Some 381 students at the No. 2 Experimental School in the city of Fuyu in Jilin province were taken to hospital after suffering vomiting, diarrhoea and fever, according to the official Xi ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria?
Tampa FL (SPX) May 11, 2017
Mosquito-borne viruses like Zika may be spread at lower temperatures
Paris (AFP) May 10, 2017
10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients: study
Gas gives laser-induced graphene super properties
Houston TX (SPX) May 18, 2017
Rice University scientists who invented laser-induced graphene (LIG) for applications like supercapacitors have now figured out a way to make the spongy graphene either superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic. And it's a gas. Until recently, the Rice lab of James Tour made LIG only in open air, using a laser to burn part of the way through a flexible polyimide sheet to get interconnected flak ... more
Madrid, Spain (SPX) May 18, 2017
Energy decay in graphene resonators
Nagoy, Japan (SPX) May 14, 2017
Beautiful, consistent carbon belts
Vienna, Austria (SPX) May 16, 2017
Chemically tailored graphene
Molecular Lego for nanoelectronics
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2017
The ability to assemble electronic building blocks consisting of individual molecules is an important objective in nanotechnology. An interdisciplinary research group at Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) is now significantly closer to achieving this goal. The team of researchers headed by Prof. Dr. Sabine Maier, Prof. Dr. Milan Kivala and Prof. Dr. Andreas Gorling has ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2017
Nanophysics: Saving energy with a spot of silver
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
Scientists print nanoscale imaging probe onto tip of optical fiber
Upton, NY (SPX) May 02, 2017
Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale
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Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary
Hong Kong (AFP) May 19, 2017
Divided by age, wealth and politics, the people of Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer from Britain back to China with contrasting emotions: anger and pessimism, pride and celebration. The semi-autonomous city still enjoys freedoms unseen on the mainland, but in recent years there has been increasing unrest. There have been rallies for democratic reform and an indep ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Saving time in space
Paris (ESA) May 22, 2017
Working inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper instructions continually floating out of reach. Astronauts also face situations unforeseen by the instructions. Communication delays with ground control to troubleshoot these occasions mean even more valuable time is lost. Now, 'mobiPV' is looking to help. Developed by ... more
Houston TX (SPX) May 22, 2017
SpaceX Dragon to deliver research payloads to Space Station
Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2017
Joint Statement: The Fourth Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Dialogue on Space
Cannes, France (AFP) May 21, 2017
'Stone Age' Trump going back to horse and cart says Schwarzenegger
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Entropy landscape sheds light on quantum mystery
Houston TX (SPX) May 18, 2017
By precisely measuring the entropy of a cerium copper gold alloy with baffling electronic properties cooled to nearly absolute zero, physicists in Germany and the United States have gleaned new evidence about the possible causes of high-temperature superconductivity and similar phenomena. "This demonstration provides a foundation to better understand how novel behaviors like high-temperatu ... more
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2017
3D-printed maritime propeller on way
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 23, 2017
HPC4MfG paper manufacturing project yields first results
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) May 19, 2017
Adhesive behavior of self-constructive materials measured for first time
AsiaSat 9 ready for shipment
Hong Kong (SPX) May 22, 2017
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) achieved critical milestone of the AsiaSat 9 program with the successful conclusion of the Satellite Pre-Ship Review (SPSR) meeting with Space Systems Loral (SSL) on 7 April 2017. Both AsiaSat and SSL agreed that AsiaSat 9 is ready for shipment to the launch site as soon as required. During the meeting, performance data of the spa ... more
Luxembourg (SPX) May 22, 2017
SES Networks offers new hybrid resiliency service
Boston, MA (SPX) May 08, 2017
Allied Minds' portfolio company BridgeSat raises $6 million in Series A financing
Arlington, VA (SPX) May 09, 2017
AIA report outlines policies needed to boost the US Space Industry competitiveness


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