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December 06, 2017
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U.S. wind turbines getting taller and more efficient



Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
U.S. federal data show installed wind turbines are taller and more efficient than in the past, though hydroelectric power still holds a slight edge. The U.S. Energy Information Administration found that the average height and power generating capacity for wind turbines installed in the country are taller and more efficient that in years past. "Since 2012, the average height of wind turbines installed in the United States has been about 280 feet, or 80 meters. Before 2006, few wind turbin ... read more

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New wind farm in service off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Wednesday its Dudgeon wind farm off the British coast is now feeding the grid from its 67 wind turbines. ... more
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End tax credits for wind energy, Tennessee Republican says
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
It's wasteful to keep offering production tax credits to a "mature technology" like wind energy in the United States, a Tennessee Republican said. ... more
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New York sets high bar for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The state of New York aims to become a new hub for the wind energy industry with its unique geographical position and ambitions goals, a state leader said. ... more
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A kite that might fly
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
The notion of tethered wind turbines that generate electricity from abundant and reliable high-altitude winds seems futuristic. Now, KAUST research led by Georgiy Stenchikov has identified the most ... more
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Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Australia's international wind energy company Windlab Limited will begin construction of the innovative $160 million Kennedy Energy Park hybrid renewable energy project, after securing financing fro ... more
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Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
An $8.6 million investment commitment through 2019 could lead to the development of as much as 10 new wind projects for Scotland, joint venture partners said. ... more
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First floating wind farm starts operation in Scotland
Edinburgh (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
The world's first floating wind farm started operations off the coast of Scotland on Wednesday, opening up the possibility of turbines at sea depths that would avoid spoiling views from the shore. ... more
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Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic, according to new research from Carnegie's Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira. Their work is ... more
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OX2 hands over Ajos wind farm to IKEA Finland
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
In December 2015, IKEA Finland signed a purchase agreement with OX2 for 13 wind turbines in Kemi, northern Finland. All the terms of the agreement have now been met and IKEA Finland has taken owners ... more
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Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study
Miami (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Wind farms in the open ocean can generate far more renewable energy than those on land, possibly enough to power the whole world, said a US study on Monday. ... more


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French energy company to build wind power sector in India
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company ENGIE said it teamed up with an investment group to help develop a wind energy program in India, one of the world's fastest growing economies. ... more
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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 ... 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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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



For Gabon's sickly uranium miners, a long quest for compensation
Mounana, Gabon (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
"We are all sick. It's our health, and we are being conned," Moise Massala says angrily. The 82-year-old is a retired geochemist who used to work in a uranium mine in Gabon owned by French nuclear giant Areva. He and hundreds of other former workers say they fell ill from their work to extract the uranium - a source of nuclear power and warheads, but toxic and potentially carcinogenic. ... more
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
Sustainable solvent platform for photon upconversion increases solar utilization efficiency
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
The conversion of solar energy into electricity is currently restricted by a concept known as the Shockley-Quesser limit. This limitation allows only photons that have higher energies than those of the bandgap to be used, while those with lower energies are wasted. In an effort to obtain a solution to this problem and make solar energy conversion more efficient, the process of converting photons ... more
Albany NY (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Gore Mountain ski resort completes massive solar farm
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Windows of opportunity: Solar cell with improved transparency
Zagtouli, Burkina Faso (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Burkina, France launch W.Africa's biggest solar plant
Researchers generate electricity from low-cost biomaterial
Limerick, Ireland (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Mobile phone speakers and motion detectors in cars and video games may soon be powered by electricity generated from low cost and sustainable biomaterials, according to research carried out at University of Limerick (UL), Ireland. Scientists at UL's Bernal Institute have discovered that the biomolecule glycine, when tapped or squeezed, can generate enough electricity to power electrical de ... more
Medford MA (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol
Surrey UK (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Surrey develops new 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Convert methane to hydrogen without forming carbon dioxide at low-cost
Gas prices inch lower, but still way above the June average
Washington (UPI) Dec 5, 2017
Seasonal factors finally caught up with the U.S. gas market and, with refineries making a cheaper winter blend, the price at the pump is lower, analysts said. Motor club AAA lists a national average retail price for regular unleaded gasoline at $2.48 per gallon for Tuesday, the lowest price in more than a month. Lower demand because of the cooler weather and a cheaper winter blend of ga ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 5, 2017
Statoil submits formal plans for mega Barents Sea oil field
Washington (UPI) Dec 5, 2017
Ultra-deep waters of Sierra Leone draw oil, gas interest
Washington (UPI) Dec 5, 2017
More interest from Asian economies in Alaskan LNG
Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University have provided additional evidence that new current sensors introduce errors when assessing current through iron conductors. It's crucial to correct this flaw in the new sensors so that operators of the electrical grid can correctly respond to threats to the system. The researchers show how a difference in a conductor's magnetic permeabi ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
IEA: An electrified world would cost $31B per year to achieve
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Superior hydrogen catalyst just grows that way
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Replacing your everyday gas guzzler with a hydrogen fueled car could drastically reduce your carbon footprint. So why don't we all make the switch? One of reasons we don't is the expensive platinum catalyst required to operate hydrogen fuel cells efficiently. Research led by Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California, Merced aim at bringing down the cost of hydroge ... more
Adelphi MD (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Army researchers seek better batteries
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Musk's record-breaking battery officially launches in Australia
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
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Hearing hybrid and electric vehicles while quieting noise pollution
New Orleans LA (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Europe, as well as most of the world, faces a future with hybrid or pure electronic road vehicles that rely on alternative drive chains. But these low-emission vehicles are considered too quiet for hearing-impaired pedestrians, so the European Union is mandating that they be equipped with acoustic vehicle alerting systems. With these alert systems would come a marked increase in the amount of no ... more
London (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
London's iconic black cabs go electric
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
GM recalling 1 million cars in China
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
GM sees 2019 launch for self-driving taxi fleet
Light green plants save nitrogen without sacrificing photosynthetic efficiency
Champaign IL (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
The top leaves of crops absorb far more light than they can use, starving lower leaves of light. Scientists designed plants with light green leaves with hopes of allowing more light to penetrate the crop canopy and increase overall light use efficiency and yield. This strategy was tested in a recent modeling study that found leaves with reduced chlorophyll content do not actually improve canopy- ... more
Manchester UK (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
What makes soil, soil? Researchers find hidden clues in DNA
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC food from disaster-hit regions
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Robotic device tracks plant growth at the cellular level
Babies' brains at risk from toxic pollution: UN
New Delhi (AFP) Dec 6, 2017
As New Delhi and other major cities hit new toxic smog peaks, the United Nations sounded the alarm Wednesday over the damage that pollution is doing to babies' developing brains. The UN's children's agency, UNICEF, said Asia accounts for more than 16 million of the world's 17 million infants aged under one year living in areas with severe pollution - at least six times more than safe levels ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Is underground transit worse for your health?
New Delhi (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog
Nairobi (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
UN assembly starts drafting plan for 'pollution-free planet'
UN warns of drug-resistant germ risk brewing in nature
Nairobi (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
The UN warned Tuesday of a ticking time bomb of drug-resistant germs brewing in the natural environment, aided by humans dumping antibiotics and chemicals into the water and soil. If this continues, people will be at an ever-higher risk of contracting diseases which are incurable by existing antibiotics from swimming in the sea or other seemingly innocuous activities, a report said. "Aro ... more
Abidjan (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
World AIDS chief warns of risk for Africa's child brides
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Mosquitoes transmit dengue virus more frequently when temperatures rise
Ottawa (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Men at higher risk of dying of AIDS than women: UNAIDS
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Highly efficient photocatalyst capable of carbon dioxide recycling
Daegu, South Korea (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
A research team of Energy Science and Engineering at DGIST has succeeded in developing a titanium dioxide (TiO2)-based high efficiency photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide to methane using a simple reduction method. The photocatalysts developed by the research team can be used to convert carbon dioxide to fuels like methane. Therefore, it is expected to be applied to technologies for ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Hybrid electrolyte enhances supercapacitance in vertical graphene nanosheets
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Draphene nano 'tweezers' can grab individual biomolecules
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Ultrathin and flat graphene metalenses gain morace properties
Physicists explain metallic conductivity of thin carbon nanotube films
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
An international team of researchers from MIPT; Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS; Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS; Skoltech; and Aalto University (Finland) has examined the optical and dielectric properties of thin macroscopic films based on single-walled carbon nanotubes and obtained an explanation for the metallic nature of their conductivity using infrared and terahertz spectroscopy. ... more
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) ov 27, 2017
Ceria nanoparticles: It is the surface that matters
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Semiconducting carbon nanotubes can reduce noise in interconnects
Joensuu, Finland (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Manganese dioxide shows potential in micromotors
Chinese teacher used needles to 'discipline' children: police
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
A Beijing kindergarten teacher used sewing needles to punish children for not sleeping, police said, but other abuse claims have been rejected by an investigation into a scandal that sparked national outrage. Authorities opened the probe into RYB Education New World kindergarten last week after parents said toddlers were given mysterious pills and had apparent needle marks. The 22-year-o ... more
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Tibetan monk self-immolates in China: campaigners
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Aerospace and Mitchell Institute release new report on policy needs for space operations
El Segundo CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
The Aerospace Corporation's Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) and the Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute have released the results of a wide-ranging survey highlighting the perceptions and recommendations of more than 30 experts on major areas of concern within the U.S. space enterprise. The report, Major Policy Issues in Evolving Global Space Operations, takes a multi-fa ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 05, 2017
The Voyagers in Popular Culture
Washington (AFP) Dec 2, 2017
NASA successfully fires Voyager 1 thrusters after 37 years
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
NASA Extends Expandable Habitat's Time on the International Space Station
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Seaweed could hold key to environmentally friendly sunscreen
London UK (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
A compound found in seaweed could protect human skin from the damaging impact of the sun without causing harm to marine ecosystems. The use of sunscreens is advocated to prevent sun damage, but most formulations contain synthetic UV radiation filters that can make their way in to water systems. Many of these are not ecocompatible and may harm fragile marine life including coral, fish and m ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Borophene shines alone as 2-D plasmonic material
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
New microscope sets a record for visualizing surface wetting properties
Toyohashi, Japan (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
First step toward practical application of holographic memory with magnetic assist
Regulation and compliance for nontraditional space missions
El Segundo CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Center for Space Policy and Strategy has released a policy paper, Navigating the Space Compliance Roadmap for Small Satellites. The paper explores U.S. spaceflight regulations and how they apply to the increasingly common "nontraditional missions," which do not match the historical norm of a single large government satellite on a launch vehicle. This paper provides roadmaps to help new mission p ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Orbital ATK purchase by Northrop Grumman approved by shareholders
London, UK (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
UK space launch program receives funding boost from Westminster
Paris (ESA) Nov 29, 2017
Going green to the Red Planet
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