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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

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Beyond Petroleum

Back in 2000 BP launched its shiney new ‘Beyond Petroleum’ PR. It was always a giant sham. Now Scotland has to do the same, but this time for real. 994 more words


‘Solar will flourish in short term, because India doesn’t have a choice,’ Ratul Puri

Ratul Puri, in his second coming, is working at frenetic pace to put in place his power projects, a combined portfolio of 6.5 GW spread across solar, thermal, coal and hydro. 1,076 more words


Growth of solar energy in Africa

This is an interesting and informative story on the use and challenges of solar energy in rural Africa, where solar technologies have an opportunity to significantly improve quality of life while leap frogging traditional grid-based energy technologies: 6 more words


NEW DELHI: Supporting India’s ambitious goal for solar energy, US President Barrack Obama said the US stands ready to speed this expansion with additional financing. 186 more words



Remember that solar aerator we were building in winter-y storms before Christmas?  We deployed it this week! After much thinking, mulching, building, and waiting, one of the ponds at the loʻi is now being aerated.   78 more words

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