Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mass Protest, Not a Speech, Is Needed to Address Climate Change

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/17286-mass-protest-not-a-speech-is-needed-to-address-climate-change

Nuclear Waste: A $1 Billion Energy Department Project Overshoots Its Budget by 600 Percent

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17288-nuclear-waste-a-1-billion-energy-department-project-overshoots-its-budget-by-600-percent

Not Kawaii: Messages From Japanese Anti-Nuclear Activist Group Todos Somos Japon

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17234-not-kawaii-messages-from-japanese-anti-nuclear-activist-group-todos-somos-japon

A Raw Deal From TransCanada and the Texas Railroad Commission

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/17282-a-raw-deal-from-transcanada-and-the-texas-railroad-commission

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Shocking Truth About Seattle Weather

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10 smart summer bike tips

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Can Renewables Beat Out Natural Gas By 2016?

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IEA: Renewables To Beat Out Natural Gas By 2016
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Power generation from renewable sources worldwide will exceed that from natural gas and be twice that from nuclear by 2016, making renewables the second-largest source of electricity after coal, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Despite a difficult economic context, renewable power is expected to [read more]
Iberdrola Adds 217 MW To Europe's Largest Onshore Wind Farm
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Iberdrola, through its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, has completed the expansion of what the company says is the largest onshore wind farm in Europe. Located south of Glasgow, Scotland, the Whitelee wind project has now increased its capacity from 322 MW to 539 MW. This rise in capacity has [read more]
GE Enters Wind Farm Contract, Opens New Service Center
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GE has announced a new wind farm deal in Australia and the opening of a new wind energy service center in Brazil. With its consortium partner, Downer EDI Ltd., GE has been awarded a contract to supply 67 turbines to the $350 million Boco Rock wind farm in New South [read more]
Vestas Signs 99 MW Wind Turbine Deal In Sweden
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Vestas has received a 99 MW order from developer Rabbalshede Kraft AB. Under the agreement, Vestas will supply 33 V112-3.0 MW turbines for two Swedish wind projects. The contract includes turbine delivery, installation and commissioning; an eight-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement; and the Vestas Optical Collision Avoidance [read more]

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SgurrEnergy Deploying LIDAR At Scottish Wind Farm
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Utility and power generator SSE will use SgurrEnergy's Galion LIDAR to assess power performance at its Griffin wind farm, located near Perthshire, Scotland. SgurrEnergy will deploy a Galion G4000 LIDAR at the base of a 2.3 MW test turbine to gauge the power output of the machine. The accuracy of [read more]
TransAlta Launches TransAlta Renewables
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TransAlta Corp. says it is creating TransAlta Renewables to provide investors with the opportunity to directly invest in a highly contracted portfolio of renewable power generation facilities. TransAlta Corp. will be the sponsor and manager of TransAlta Renewables and will provide TransAlta Renewables with its initial asset base. A preliminary [read more]
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Tout Health Benefits Of Solar And Wind In Eastern U.S.
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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers have concluded that Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania are the best U.S. sites for solar and wind power plants in terms of their ability to provide health benefits to people in the area. Wind and solar achieve greater health and climate benefits in these [read more]
Floating Offshore Foundation Prototype Passes Test
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Rostock, Germany-based GICON says results from recent wind and wave tank testing have given it confidence to move toward building a prototype floating offshore wind foundation. According to GICON, testing at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands confirmed the floating foundation's operational capabilities. The company expects to construct a full-scale prototype [read more]

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Gamesa Executive Named To EU-Sponsored Advisory Board
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An executive for turbine manufacturer Gamesa has been named to the advisory board of the SafeLife-X project, an initiative aimed to identify aging effects on Europe's industrial infrastructure. Sergio Velez, director of Gamesa's fleet life extension program, was named to the project for his knowledge of enhancing the life expectancy [read more]
Firms Build More Service Boats To Meet Demand For U.K. Offshore Wind Installations
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To meet growing demand for service vessels in the U.K. offshore wind market, Alicat Workboats and South Boats IOW have manufactured and built two class-certified vessels this year. Additionally, the companies indicate they manufactured three non-class-certified vessels for the European offshore wind market. The first vessel, Dalby Aire, a 22-meter [read more]

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