MHI Vestas' 9.5-megawatt V164 offshore wind machine has received certification and is now fully available to the market. MHI Vestas says the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium will be the first project to feature the unit.
Power purchase agreements between renewable energy projects and corporations continue to gain strength in the US and aren't going anywhere any time soon, according to a ScottMadden report. The report explains the differences between virtual and physical PPAs for corporate buyers, explaining physical PPAs are ideal for companies that want to buy energy from a specific project within their electrical market.
The US wind industry expected to add 6.9 gigawatts of installed land-based wind capacity in 2017, and although 86% of that total came online, 792 MW were delayed and another 155 MW were canceled, says the Energy Information Administration. The report attributes the delays or cancellations to a variety of factors, such as faster installation times, reduced costs and changes in support mechanisms.
Cleveland is known for having some of the worst air quality in the nation, but could finally turn the tide by joining the Sierra Club's Ready for 100 campaign and pledging 100% renewables, writes campaign coordinator Jocelyn Travis. "We can envision a healthy, thriving Cleveland -- and we can demand it start with a transition to 100 percent clean energy, as soon as today," she writes.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed two new clean energy bills into law, one requiring utilities to acquire 40% of their total electricity from renewables by 2030, and another pledging to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions 45% below 2001 levels by the same year. "The time to act is now," he says.
A European Pressurized Reactor in China's Guangdong province, the first of its kind, will connect to the external power grid next month and be fully operational in the third quarter.
The Indian Point nuclear plant is operating safely, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday. The plant is scheduled to end operations in 2021.
Triad National Security won an Energy Department contract to manage the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Lab safety culture is a key part of the contract.
Nuclear Development has hired SNC-Lavalin for engineering work on the unfinished nuclear reactor at the Bellefonte site in Alabama.
BP's Statistical Review of World Energy 2018 report shows that Japan's consumption of nuclear power increased 64.9% in 2017, greater than any other country. Japan's use of nuclear power was 1.1% of the global total, compared with the US' 32.1%.