Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night
FEBRUARY 22, 2015
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
World’s largest solar power plant goes live in Morocco
FEBRUARY 21, 2016
Morocco has activated the Noor I concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the first part of a three-phase development in the Sahara Desert intended to supply more than a million homes with electricity by 2018.
Vermont shuts down Fukushima-type nuclear power plant
JANUARY 27, 2015
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.
Radioactive Material Was Stolen From an Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant
JANUARY 19, 2012
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.
Will burning birds shut down Brightsource, world’s largest solar thermal power plant?
FEBRUARY 16, 2014
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.
LA to turn Rooftops into a solar power plant capable of producing 5.5GW of power
APRIL 30, 2012
B.Sameer Kumar: We have harped endlessly about how one of the easiest ways of producing solar energy was to turn rooftops across the world into solar panel laced units that can tap into the power of the sun.
Negev Energy Wins Bid for Israel’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant
JULY 2, 2013
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.
Turkish Natural Wonder Threatened By Erosion And Power Plant, Geologist Says
DECEMBER 25, 2012
A hydroelectric power plant built on a nearby river could also pose a threat to the rock formations, says Kasapo?lu,
Explosives found at nuclear power plant in Sweden – security levels increased
JUNE 21, 2012
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.
Jordan Quietly Opens First Combined Gas and Oil Shale Power Plant
MARCH 5, 2012
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.
Protecting Americans from Power Plant Pollution
Sierra Club Compass
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
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.
World’s First Integrated Renewables Combined Cycle Power Plant To Be Built in Turkey
JUNE 13, 2011
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.
Ormat adds another geothermal power plant to America
JANUARY 20, 2014
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.
Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change
JUNE 25, 2013
First, it lays the path limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. electric power plants emit 2.2 Limiting power plant emissions is also a cost-efficient move.
Earthquake Damage to Japanese Nuclear Power Plants Should be Warning to Mideast Planners
MARCH 12, 2011
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?
Whisky Will Power 9,000 Homes With New Biomass Plant
MAY 5, 2011
In 2013, the town of Rothe in the Speyside region will become home to a biomass power plant that will use the grain byproducts of whisky production to produce energy. According to GOOD , the plant is expected to produce enough electricity to power 9,000 homes.
Jellyfish Attack on Israel Power Plant A Clear Sign of Global Warming?
JULY 14, 2011
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.
Limited Power Supply Shackles Armenia to Precarious Nuclear Plant
APRIL 13, 2011
In bucolic but earthquake-prone Armenia, people both fear and rely on a nuclear power plant that has operated for three decades with no primary containment structure. We had a situation where you had one hour of power a day, and sometimes no power at all for a week.
Plans to close coal-fired power plants in a coal state
MAY 1, 2011
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.
10,000 Turks Gather To Protest Coal-Fired Power Plant
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
“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
OCTOBER 28, 2011
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
JULY 25, 2012
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.
Progress in Alternative Power, From National to Global Views
Green Home Blog
MARCH 12, 2013
At least once a month, some self-styled electrical power expert (often from the Republican side of the aisle) will insist that: Wind and solar energy will never have more than a minimal market share of energy resources. Even acknowledging that hydroelectric power provides the lion’s share (2.7
Supreme Court’s Stay on Clean Power Plan Won’t Stop Energy Revolution
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
The Supreme Court’s decision last week to stay President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan may delay implementation of that particular program. But it won’t halt the revolution underway in the electric power sector. Many gas-fired power plants in the U.S.
Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans
AUGUST 17, 2011
The nuclear plant will be located at Majdal, near Mafraq, which is some 40 kilometres northeast of Amman which is the capital of Jordan. Jordan’s nuclear power programme entails the construction of up to four plants to produce over half the country’s electricity needs.
Solar energy powered the 2014 World Cup final
JULY 16, 2014
For the first time, the FIFA World Cup final in Brazil yesterday was powered by the sun. The solar panels will generate over 550MWh of clean electricity which can power an estimated 240 homes annually. It’s also the first solar power plant in Pernambuco
Sun, sea and…solar power for Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh
MARCH 8, 2015
Now the popular resort city is set to get a solar power boost too, with plans for all lighting to come from solar energy. Sharm el-Sheikh already relies on solar power for 70 percent of its lighting, but the Egyptian government wants to improve this figure even more.
Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China
MARCH 19, 2015
Unfortunately not everything is renewable energy as China has plans to triple its nuclear power capacity by 2020. Chinese wind power now has an amazing cumulative capacity of 115,000 megawatts. And for the foreseeable future, nuclear energy is unlikely to match wind power in China.
SunEdison Builds Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Italy
Solar Power Ninja
APRIL 13, 2010
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
Bedouin Solar Power Activate!
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Arava Power in Israel is fighting so Bedouin get a fair share of feed-in tariffs in Israel. “Sixty percent of the country happens to be desert, and 30 percent of the [desert] inhabitants happen to be Bedouin,” says Yosef Abramowitz, president of Arava Power Company in Israel.
Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment
MAY 17, 2013
Some environmentalists champion nuclear power as an answer to global warming. Elaine Graham-Leigh has reviewed Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment by Joseph Mangano. The thesis of Mangano’s book is that the era of nuclear power, in the US at least, is nearly over.
New Cooling Lagoons Could Save the Gulf’s Marine Enviornment
JANUARY 28, 2012
Crystal Lagoons has developed an alternative cooling and energy harvesting system for power plants that doesn’t require the use of seawater. According to the company’s online literature, the clear water lagoon provides water tot he thermal power plant.
Aussie Govt Offers Uranium Sales to UAE
MARCH 15, 2011
Australia provides 20 percent of the world’s uranium supplies for nuclear power, including the plants now in meltdown in Japan – which will now no longer need supplies of uranium. Energy Abu Dhabi Middle East nuclear meltdown nuclear power plants
Solar Power to Pay off Greek Debt?
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Truly God-like – Helios would be a simply gargantuan 10 GW solar power project, vastly dwarfing any solar energy project on the face of this earth, ten times larger than the entire world capacity of solar thermal power plants in current operation.
Basel Burgan: A Force Behind Jordan’s Anti-Nuke Movement
MARCH 26, 2012
He’s working to change the direction of Jordan’s power generation. Over the past 3 years, government announcements about nuclear power plant (NPP) projects made us very angry, especially when they announced in 2009 their intention to build 5 NPPs. Elitists” take a view that it’s the right of Jordan to acquire nuclear power to counter Israel’s, as if Jordan will produce atomic bombs to counter Israel’s. BB: The West has been moving away from nuclear power.
Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan
JUNE 3, 2011
Israel has hinted that it may build a ‘safe nuclear station’ , Turkey is pushing on with its nuclear ambitions and Jordan recently announced that it is forging ahead with plans to build its first nuclear power plant despite local resistance and regional instability.
"How Stringent Are the US EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants?"
JULY 18, 2014
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.
Eco Wave Power Proves Its Ocean Power Devices In Kiev
JANUARY 5, 2012
Developers first looked to the ocean for offshore wind power , a conveniently windy and out-of-the way site for giant turbines. “We are a young and innovative company in the field of ocean energy,” said David Leb, founder of Eco Wave Power. “We
Masdar and Siemens Team Up to Develop Sand-Resistant Solar Panels
JANUARY 19, 2012
More on Masdar City and Solar Power: Abu Dhabi Prince Shames White House by Crowning Roof With Solar Panels. Solar panels at the Kuraymat CSP planet in Egypt require precious water resources to stay clean but Masdar & Siemens aim to change that.
Morocco to Pioneer 1 GW Hydro-Wind Hybrid Power
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
A huge hydro-wind hybrid power station will double Morocco’s entire installed hydropower capacity – and be a world’s first. Although seldom built in tandem as one project like this, hydro power is often used to provide storage for wind power.