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Nuclear’s Demise Continues: Another Huge Project Cancelled

Aug 02, 2017 at 12:07 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

On July 31, SCANA Corp., a South Carolina utility and its construction partner, Santee Cooper, the state power authority, announced separately, their decisions to cancel the twin unit V.C. Summer…

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Did Google Just Tackle The Biggest Problem In Energy?

Aug 01, 2017 at 17:00 | Irina Slav

Any news about energy storage advancement is bound to make a splash. After all, storage is the main stumbling block for renewable energy—data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals that…

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Renewables Could Overtake Fossil Fuels In South Australia By 2025

Jul 28, 2017 at 17:01 | MINING.com

Declining renewables and energy storage costs will increasingly squeeze out gas-fired generation in South Australia as early as 2025, a joint research report conducted by Wood Mackenzie and GTM Research…

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Are Researchers Underestimating The Cost Of Renewables?

Jul 28, 2017 at 16:53 | Gail Tverberg

How should electricity from wind turbines and solar panels be evaluated? Should it be evaluated as if these devices are stand-alone devices? Or do these devices provide electricity that is…

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Electric Vehicles No Threat To Oil Prices Anytime Soon

Jul 27, 2017 at 14:47 | David Yager

Hardly a day goes by without another media report about the impending demise of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) as petroleum powered cars and trucks are replaced by uber-clean Electric…

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Britain To Ban Fossil Fuel Vehicles By 2040

Jul 26, 2017 at 15:09 | Gregory Brew

Great Britain will ban all new diesel and gasoline-powered automobiles after 2040, according to Environment Secretary Michael Gove. In an announcement Wednesday morning, Gove confirmed that vehicles powered solely…

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China Outpaces Competition In Renewable Race

Jul 21, 2017 at 16:50 | Irina Slav

China has a no-nonsense approach to pretty much everything. After its rapid growth as an industrial power, it is now employing this very same approach to deal with its consequences:…

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Trump May Have Unintentionally Killed U.S. Nuclear

Jul 21, 2017 at 16:37 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

President Trump has a different view of climate change than the previous administration. His decision to disassociate the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accords has received the lion’s share of…

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Could Clean Energy Spark A Mineral Boom?

Jul 21, 2017 at 16:28 | MINING.com

A new World Bank report released today highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals and metals. Using…

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What Bitcoin And Solar Have In Common

Jul 20, 2017 at 16:57 | Zainab Calcuttawala

Bitcoins do not magically appear out of nowhere. Each one is “mined” in a blockchain process that eats enough electricity to power an American household for 1.57 days. This…

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