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DOE Invests in Super-Critical Carbon Dioxide Turbine Research to Replace Steam for Electric Power Generators

The U.S. Department of Energy hopes to create a more efficient turbine that uses CO2 to make electricity

Source: www.scientificamerican.com

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Whether burning coal, concentrating sunlight or splitting atoms, most thermal power plants use the energy for the same thing: heating water into steam to drive a turbine.

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WARNER BAXTER: The Dirty Secret of Obama’s Carbon Plan

Wall Street Journal: Taking one-third of U.S. coal-fired power plants off the grid by 2020 simply isn’t workable. Here’s why.

Americans don’t give much thought to whether their electricity will be there when they need it. 84 more words

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Electric System Reliability At Risk In Ohio: Marvin S. Fertel (Opinion)

According to a recent opinion piece by Marving Fertel of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Ohio policymakers are putting plans in development to transform and modernize the state’s energy market. 202 more words

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Foreign Investment Pledged at $8.9b for Indonesian Power Plants

Related topics: Balance of Payment – financial account , foreign direct investment

Investment commitments from foreign investors on power plant projects in Indonesia rose tenfold in the first quarter, reflecting an improved level of certainty in the country’s push for increasing electricity generation. 165 more words

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Fission, Fussion...PHYSICS!

There are two nuclear reactions mentioned in the (old) physics higher course. These are nuclear fission and fusion. They’re not only lovely sounding words, they’re also pretty cool reactions. 271 more words

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Wisconsin joins federal lawsuit challenging new limits on carbon emissions from power plants

MADISON (AP) — The state of Wisconsin has joined a federal lawsuit challenging new limits on carbon emissions from power plants.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Wednesday, April 8th granted the state’s request filed last month to join 13 other states in the lawsuit brought last year by Murray Energy Corp., one of the nation’s largest coal companies. 68 more words

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