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A company that wants to build a new kind of nuclear reactor, one small enough that it could be delivered by truck, has found a potential customer. Westinghouse A rendering of the Westinghouse small modular reactor.
T he Solyndra bankruptcy led to a sudden frenzy of attention for government incentives for the renewable energy industry.
VIDEO: The Dirty Energy Propaganda Of Saudi-Owned Fox News | Fox News and Fox Business are relentless in their attacks on the renewable energy industry and their shilling for the fossil fuel industry, a new video compilation by Media Matters shows. Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal owns 7 percent of News Corp, the Fox cable channels’ parent company, making him the largest single investor . Jill Fitzsimmons has compiled a damning array of Fox personalities making false claims about solar and wind energy while promoting the “drill, baby, drill” mantra.
Iran’s first nuclear power plant is back online with generation said to be stable following its disconnection last month for safety tests.
So... this is unprecedented.
Europe's green energy chaos
In news from Libya, an official from the National Transitional Council is claiming Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s fugitive son, Saif al-Islam, wants to surrender and turn himself in to The Hague war crimes court.
NuScale has designed an extraordinarily safe Integral Pressurized Water Reactor (IPWR) based on light water reactor technology proven in operation for over 50 years. NuScale intends to commercialize power plants that are modular and scalable in 45-Megawatt increments.
Left: Greenland in 1999. Right: Greenland in 2011.
Dr. Alun Hubbard, a researcher at Aberystwyth University's Centre for Glaciology in Wales, recently returned from Greenland's Petermann Glacier.
This fully automated facility – capable of producing about 1 GW of thin-film solar modules – is the result of more than three decades of research and development by an oil company, which hopes to eventually generate 50% of its revenue from sales of renewable energy products and services.
Every time gas prices begin to climb upward , the U.S. begins a massive exercise in collective ignorance. Folks forget the rules of supply and demand, ignore the role of speculators and begin grasping for reasons and solutions that simply don't make sense. You can usually find politicians and others who stand to benefit feeding the flames.
In 2011, our 10,000 participants will engage in an extensive 2 day boot camp in critical campaign areas: Catalyzing the Clean Energy Economy Building the ground force for clean tech growth and job creation. Campus Climate Challenge 2.0 Transforming higher education into the innovation hub for a clean energy society.
Access to energy is vital for our economies, but energy is one of the main sources of the greenhouse gas emissions putting our climate at risk.