Posts Tagged ‘nuclear’

India to add 7000 MW nuclear power capacity says Piyush Goyal

The Union Cabinet in May had already approved the setting up of 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors for nuclear power generation. The Centre is looking at doubling the nuclear power generation capacity to about 14,000 MW,Union minister Piyush Goyal said today even as he ruled out its becoming the main source of energy for […]

How to manage the implosion of nuclear power

In 1972, Public Service Electric & Gas Company placed an order for two floating nuclear power plants to be located a few miles off the coast of Atlantic City. The plan called for construction of the 1.1-megawatt plants in Jacksonville, with the reactors to be mounted on barges and towed up to New Jersey. View […]

Nuclear renaissance continues despite Fukushima

China, India and Russia in race to expand capacity and build new reactors amid climate change fears. By Apinya Wipatayotin Although nuclear energy is carbon-free, global communities are reluctant to utilise this alternative power source due to concern about radioactive contamination. View full post on Wind Power News

Europe Power-Spot prices down as wind, nuclear supply picks up

European prompt power prices fell on Thursday as Germany was expected to see wind power production surge on Friday while French nuclear reactors returned from outages, boosting supply at a time of weakening pre-weekend demand. * The German baseload contract for Friday delivery was down 8.2 percent at 37.4 euros a megawatt hour . View […]

Nuclear is to wind as Betamax is to Netflix – why Hinkley Point C is a turkey | Letters

Christopher Jessop on why the UK is still backing nuclear power as others dump it; Andrew Warren on how energy efficiency can save us from the ‘energy gap’; Brian Price on the inaccuracy of a 2007 prediction by the head of EDF You report (4 July) that the cost of Hinkley C power station has just […]

Wind power blows through nuclear, coal as costs drop at sea

A fishing vessel travels in Block Island Sound, with one of the five, 6-megawatt wind turbine generators, comprising the first offshore wind farm in the United States, in the background. Water tends to corrode and short out circuits. View full post on Wind Power News

Mass protests in Taiwan against nuclear energy

Taipei, March 11 – Thousands of citizens took to the streets in Taiwanese capital Taipei on Saturday demanding the closure of atomic power plants and more citizen involvement in decisions on radioactive waste storage. More than 60 anti-nuclear civil society groups rallied to demand greater openness and civic participation in managing nuclear waste, and advocated […]

Wind Power Blows Through Nuclear, Coal as Costs Plunge at Sea

Water tends to corrode and short out circuits. So what's happening in the the renewable energy industry, where developers are putting jumbo-jet sized wind turbines into stormy seas, is at the very least an engineering miracle. View full post on Wind Power News

UK offshore wind ‘will lower energy bills’ more than nuclear

RenewableUK chief says windfarms could offer cheaper prices than rates government agreed with new nuclear power stations Offshore windfarms could provide cheaper power than Britain’s new wave of nuclear power stations, a leading figure in the wind industry has claimed. Speaking to the the Guardian, Hugh McNeal, the chief executive of trade body RenewableUK, said […]

China General Nuclear acquires Belgiuma s largest onshore wind farm

China General Nuclear Power Group has signed an agreement in Paris withBelgium's Windvision to take over Esperance wind farm on Thursday. CGN started its European subsidiary in France in 2014, mainly focusing on investmentand acquisition of renewable energy such as wind power and solar energy. View full post on Wind Power News