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January 27 Energy News

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¶ The Pilgrim nuclear power plant shut down automatically at 4:05 am Tuesday after two transmission lines failed.  698 more words

Nuclear Power

The solar wars come to Indiana

Indiana is, perhaps aside from Utah and Oklahoma, about as red as red states come. It’s never been exactly a leader in forward-looking energy policy, although it did manage to avoid the deregulation fervor of the late 1990s-early 2000s, probably to its citizens’ benefit. 1,200 more words

Solar Power

An increasingly rare type of solar farm goes online in California

When the huge solar farm just outside of Las Vegas called Ivanpah opened up in early 2014, many lamented that this type of solar plant, called solar thermal, … 812 more words

Solar Power and Grid Stability: Scenarios and solutions

Renewable energy is often intermittent, and that variability presents a variety of challenges to power grids. The nature and magnitude of the challenges depends on the time frame — from fractions of a second to seasonal or even multiyear variations — as well as the nature of the grid itself. 352 more words

Renewable Energy

What might kill wind and solar power?

Questions to Stephen Chu, Nobel Prizewinner in Physics, former Secretary of Energy

During your time at the Department of Energy the deployment of renewable energy in the U.S. 583 more words


January 26 Energy News

Weather Warning:

¶ Northeast residents are girding for a “crippling and potentially historic” storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow or more. 536 more words

Nuclear Power