Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night

Green Prophet

This one-way process, means that the energy center can act as a “buffer” between the solar field and the power block, and dispatch the power of the sun’s heat when it is needed. Energy biomass Dimona Israel plant solar Solar Energy solar power plant solar thermal energy

Radioactive Material Was Stolen From an Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant

Green Prophet

A search is underway to find whoever stole a safe containing radioactive material from Egypt’s first nuclear power station. . The protestors, who exchanged gunfire with soldiers, claim that the plant development project has usurped their land.

Protecting Americans from Power Plant Pollution

Sierra Club Compass

  Since 2002, an unprecedented national network of more than 100 organizations and tens of thousands of volunteers has stopped the construction of 179 proposed coal-fired power plants across the U.S. "   This standard covers all fossil fuel plants.

Ormat adds another geothermal power plant to America

Green Prophet

Ormat Technologies, one of the world’s leading geothermal green energy power plant companies, has already tapped the earth’s geothermal energy sources in Europe, the USA, Russia, Indonesia, Central and South America, and a 100 Megawatt plant in New Zealand.

SunEdison Builds Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Italy

Solar Power Ninja

SunEdison have announced the project to build a photovoltaic solar power plant in Northeastern Italy, near the town of Rovigo. The proposed solar power plant will have a capacity of 72 MW, making it the largest solar power plant in Europe. SunEdison finances, installs and operates distributed power plants using photovoltaic technologies. Government / Industry Solar Power Plant

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EPA greenhouse gas emission limits on new power plants may not be cost minimizing

Environmental Economics

s proposal remain confidential, experts predict that it will include separate standards for carbon dioxide emissions from plants fired by natural gas and by coal. Coal-fired plants, meanwhile, may be allowed to emit as many as 1,400 pounds per megawatt-hour. Shame on you!

No New Dirty Power Plants, Yes to Renewable Energy!

Sierra Club Compass

Why All Parents Should Take Action Against Dirty Fossil Fuel Power Plants. One example is the Pio Pico Power Plant that San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is proposing to build in San Diego. Every time we build a new dirty power plant, we take a step backwards.

What the New Power Plant Carbon Standard Means for Coal

Sierra Club Compass

On Friday, September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency released draft carbon pollution standards for new power plants. If finalized as written, the draft will make it impossible to build a new, conventional, climate-destroying coal plant in the U.S.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Announces End of Operations

Sierra Club Compass

Yesterday, the Entergy Corporation announced its plans to close and decommission its Vermont Nuclear Power Station located in Vernon, Vermont. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to shut down in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Earthquake Damage to Japanese Nuclear Power Plants Should be Warning to Mideast Planners

Green Prophet

Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami waves in Japan have left that entire country in a state of shock, and power outages – even in the country’s capital, Tokyo. Energy Japan Middle East nuclear power plantsAnother Chernobyl in the making?

Morocco to Tender Two More Solar Power Plants

Green Prophet

Morocco recently announced that it has pre-selected several solar power producers to build two additional concentrated solar power plants (CSP) in Ourzazate. Acwa’s 160MW plant will generate energy at a cost of just $0.19

Conventional Power Plants Get Hybrid Dance Partner, the Sun

Green Prophet

Traditional power plant operators have been loathe to adopt renewables for infrastructure investment. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher says that “going hybrid” is a quicker and cheaper route to cleaner electrical power.

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"How Stringent Are the US EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants?"

Environmental Economics

In March 2012, the EPA announced a proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants. Matthew J. Kotchen and Erin T. Mansur: In the absence of legislation for a US national climate policy, regulatory responsibility has fallen to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Then in September 2013, the EPA withdrew the proposal upon issuing a revision as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

Floating Power Plants from Turkey to Ease Energy Cuts in Lebanon

Green Prophet

In some parts of the country, outside of Beirut, people are often without power for twelve hours a day. Business & Politics Energy energy shortages floating power plant

Jordan Quietly Opens First Combined Gas and Oil Shale Power Plant

Green Prophet

While Israeli activists fight oil shale exploration, Jordan quietly opens a combined gas and oil shale power plant next door. . While activists continue to fight against oil shale testing in Israel because of its potentially harmful environmental and social impacts, on the other side of the Dead Sea, Jordan has just opened its first combined gas and oil-shale power plant. The 373 MW Qatraneh Power Plant is expected to increase electricity generation by 12 per cent.

10,000 Turks Gather To Protest Coal-Fired Power Plant

Green Prophet

“We don’t want a thermal power plant to come to our Gerze…” On Saturday, the Turkish Black Sea town of Gerze — population 11,260 — was host to a 10,000-strong protest against a coal-fired power plant.

Landmark Wind Power Plant To Be Built In Pakistan

Green Prophet

A landmark wind power project is set to be built in south Pakistan, which will form part of the 6% target renewable energy in the total power mix by 2030. million in Zorlu Enerji Pakistan Limited to support the construction of the only wind power project in the Sindh Province.

Plans For Turkey’s First Nuclear Power Plant Revealed

Green Prophet

Located in the southern province of Mersin, on the Mediterranean Sea, the Akkuyu nuclear plant has been controversial since it was first proposed in the 1970s. The $20 billion plant will be built and majority owned and operated by Russian atomic energy agency ROSATOM.

Abu Dhabi’s Shams 100 MW CSP Solar Power Plant To Switch On … Soon

Green Prophet

Shams 1 will displace 175,000 tons of CO 2 per year and its power output will be enough to power 20,000 homes. Abu Dhabi’s push into clean energy is to get a massive boost by the end of the year with the Shams 1 Concentrated Solar Power plant going live in the emirate and will begin supplying solar power to residents in the city. Almost all of Dubai’s current power supply comes from burning natural gas.

Vermont shuts down Fukushima-type nuclear power plant

Green Blog

A nuclear power plant near the town of Brattleboro, Vermont is being shut down thanks to local environmental activism. The Vermont Yankee plant ceased splitting atoms on Dec. The structural dismantling of the plant, meanwhile, will not be completed until 2040.

Victory in California: Troubled San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Will Close

Sierra Club Compass

San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant, as seen from the north from San Onofre State Beach (Photo: Wikimedia Commons). All of these activities were vital in securing the closure of this plant. The decision to close the plant confirms what we’ve known all along.

Will burning birds shut down Brightsource, world’s largest solar thermal power plant?

Green Prophet

The switch was flipped this week as California’s Ivanpah solar thermal power plant went live. The 392 megawatt concentrating solar plant (CSP) is now delivering renewables to power the equivalent of 140,000 homes in California.

Egypt To Build 1000 MW Wind Power Plant

Wind Power Ninja

Egypt plans to invite bids for the construction of a 1,000-megawatt wind energy plant in the Gulf of Suez at an international tender in September, according to Aktham Abou El- Ella, a spokesman for the Electricity Ministry of Egypt. With solar power, plant costs are very high, and with hydraulic power reaching its maximum capacity, wind farms remain the best option for renewable energy in Egypt.”. Government / Industry egypt wind power

Thousands In Bangladesh March for 5 Days to Stop Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant

Sierra Club Compass

The marchers know that toxic pollution from the plant will not only endanger this rich biodiversity, but also people who breathe the same air and drink the same water. As Professor Muhammad explains , “no people can replicate the power that the Sundarbans possess.

Negev Energy Wins Bid for Israel’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant

Green Prophet

Spain’s super solar giant Abengoa has teamed up with Israel’s Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy (SKBN) to build a concentrating solar power plant in the Negev desert. More on Solar in the Negev: Arava Power Signs Solar Deals with Negev Bedouins.

Newest Alternative Energy – Portugal’s Wave Power Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

This is quite an amazing breakthrough in power generation. A Scottish company will deploy sausage-shaped tubes off Portugal to create the world’s first commercial wave power plant, providing electricity to 1,500 homes from 2006, a partner in the Scottish firm said on Friday.

$571m solar power plant planned for Spain

EcoFriend

Mridul Jerath: The power of the Sun has delivered a large number of solar photovoltaic systems across the world over the past decade. Sun Power builds and connects solar power plants on-time and on-budget. 571 Million Solar Plant.

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Arava Power Switches on Solar Power Plant at Kibbutz Ketura

Green Prophet

The folks at Arava Power , based at Kibbutz Ketura near Eilat will be inaugurating Israel’s first full solar field on Sunday, June 5, World Environment Day. The event will be an opportunity to brush shoulders with some big players in renewable energy: Siemens Project Ventures, which has already participated in the development of 14 international power plant projects, is a stakeholder in the Arava Power venture. :: Arava Power.

Power Plant in Ohio to Retire, Not Refuel With Natural Gas

Sierra Club Compass

  Muskingum River Plant, Waterford, OH (Photo: Google Maps ). On the heels of President Obama’s climate action speech, coal-fired power plants will soon be retired, mitigating what’s been a persistent risk to human health and the environment.

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US EPA claims that waste incinerating power plant emit more carbon dioxide

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to a recent Tweet by TerraCycle the United States Environmental Protection Agency claims that power plants based on waste incinerators emit more carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour than coal, natural gas or oil-fired power plants. Scandinavian countries have been using closed loop combined heat and power generating plants based on waste incinerators for decades and, apparently, they work well and have very low emissions.

EPA: Coal Power Plants Must Install Pollution Controls By 2016

Eco Friendly Daily

In 1990, the United States Congress granted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the right to regulate air pollution created by power plants. The power plants being impacted by the new regulations are those using coal power generation.

Five Senators Urge President Obama To Address Climate Change with Tough Standards on Carbon From Power Plants

Sierra Club Compass

As the the impacts of climate change grow more severe, the pressure mounts on President Obama to address climate change by curbing the country’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions: coal-fired power plants.  Extreme weather is here once again.

Plans to close coal-fired power plants in a coal state

Environmental Economics

They say the new power mix is what will be needed to keep their rates as low as possible amid tightening environmental regulations, even as electricity demand grows.

Turkish Natural Wonder Threatened By Erosion And Power Plant, Geologist Says

Green Prophet

A hydroelectric power plant built on a nearby river could also pose a threat to the rock formations, says Kasapo?lu,

Jellyfish Attack on Israel Power Plant A Clear Sign of Global Warming?

Green Prophet

New Mediterranean jellyfish invasions are causing big problems for coastal power plants. Although not a threat to humans, the jellyfish are being sucked into the filters for the plant’s sea water intakes.

Putting pollution controls on Mill Creek power plant to create hundreds of jobs | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com

Environmental Economics

Construction of four new pollution scrubbers at Louisville Gas & Electric’s Mill Creek power plant will create nearly 700 jobs over three years and allow the site to generate electricity more cleanly for decades, company officials said Thursday. With this groundbreaking, we begin a new chapter in this plant’s history,” said Victor Staffieri, the chairman, chief executive officer and president of LG&E and KU Energy.

World’s First Integrated Renewables Combined Cycle Power Plant To Be Built in Turkey

Green Prophet

General Electric’s design integrates a traditional combined cycle plant with wind and solar energy, allowing it to generate electricity with unprecedented efficiency. The plant’s construction will be overseen by MetCap Investments, a Turkish investor and power project developer.

Newest Alternative Energy – Portugal’s Wave Power Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

This is quite an amazing breakthrough in power generation. A Scottish company will deploy sausage-shaped tubes off Portugal to create the world’s first commercial wave power plant, providing electricity to 1,500 homes from 2006, a partner in the Scottish firm said on Friday.

Can Bio Coal Turn Coal Power Plants into Green Energy Producers?

Green Living Ideas

Is it possible to turn coal power plants into renewable energy producers? According to the supporters of bio coal, the answer is yes – coal plants can burn bio coal, created from biomass, without retooling their storage, handling, or burning systems. Bio coal is somewhat similar to charcoal, but created from biomass harvested from plantations, urban [.] [ Can Bio Coal Turn Coal Power Plants into Green Energy Producers?

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California to Shut Down State’s Most Polluting Power Plant

Green Living Ideas

California’s dirtiest power plant–the Potrero Point station located on San Francisco’s southeastern waterfront–could close this fall according to Mayor Gavin Newsom. The 40 year old, diesel-powered plant is the cause of heavy pollution in one of San Francisco’s most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Tags: News and Events oil burning power plants pollution San Francisco

Explosives found at nuclear power plant in Sweden – security levels increased

Green Blog

Yesterday explosives were found at the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. In response to this, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority increased security levels to “yellow”, which is the second level of a three-point scale, at all Swedish nuclear power plants. The explosives were found on a large truck that was about to enter the inner area of the nuclear power plant where the reactors are located.

U.S. Power Plants Responsible For 72 Percent Of Greenhouse Emissions In Country

Eco Friendly Daily

The power plants and refineries in the study were found to combine for nearly eighty percent of the U.S. Power plants were found to be responsible for seventy-two percent of greenhouse gases, while refineries were 5.7 plant located in Quinton, Alabama.

Anxiety about Retirement — for Aging Nuclear Power Plants

Celsias

Those concerns, however, are now emerging as aging nuclear power plants reach retirement age, and electric utilities confront the task of deconstruction, or decommissioning, nuclear power stations.