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Old August 18th, 2017, 09:52 PM   #301
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China pips US in race to start the world’s first meltdown-proof nuclear power plant


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China has 20 nuclear power plants under construction, more than any other country on earth. With Sanmen, the industry is hoping to get the nod to build more reactors at home, and even export the AP1000 technology.

At least some aspects of the dimming prospects of US nuclear energy are self inflicted. President Donald Trump’s Energy Independence Executive Order in March not only dismantled his predecessor’s 2015 Clean Power Plan, but also provide a disincentive to invest or develop any technology in clean energy, including nuclear power.
But America’s loss was China’s gain.
“The AP1000 technology has already been transferred to China and the Chinese projects are pretty close to commission, regardless of what the U.S project developers are going to do with their projects,” Borovas said.
China needs nuclear energy to reduce its dependence on fossil fuel imports, and to help the government meet its target of cutting emissions and pollution, he said.
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Old August 18th, 2017, 09:58 PM   #302
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Will China convert existing coal plants to nuclear using HTR-PM reactors?

https://atomicinsights.com/will-chin...r-pm-reactors/

It would be a huge benefit to the earth’s atmosphere if China, India, Brazil and the US could reduce direct coal burning while still making use of much of the capital that they have invested in building coal fired power plants. It would make an even larger difference in reducing air pollution in the areas downwind of the coal stations.

Converting coal-burning supercritical steam plants to nuclear power plants by replacing the furnaces and boilers with high temperature gas cooled reactors might become a routine power plant improvement in the relatively near future. The High Temperature Reactor – Power Module (HTR-PM) project is aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of this evolutionary concept.
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Old August 21st, 2017, 12:01 PM   #303
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NASA: July 2017 was the Hottest July on Record, Topping 2016's Record

Aug 16, 2017

The extreme weather comes as NASA reported Tuesday that last month was the hottest July ever measured—topping the previous record, set in July of 2016. A landmark government report published last week found the average temperature in the U.S. has risen dramatically since 1980 and that the impacts of climate change are already being felt across the country. Despite those findings, President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order ending a requirement that federally funded projects have strict building standards that consider future flooding from sea level rise due to climate change. [ ]

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Old August 23rd, 2017, 10:36 PM   #304
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Old August 25th, 2017, 02:17 AM   #305
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Duke Energy Florida kills plans for nuclear plant. Instead, it will install 700 MW of PV with grid-tied batteries.

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The Environmental changes are changing with the passage of time. The climate changes have effects almost every region. There are several charitable organization providing awareness about climate changes and environmental pollution.
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Wind output sets new records in Europe as prices fall to zero-subsidy levels

By Giles Parkinson on 13 September 2017

Wind energy has set new records in Europe, accounting for 20 per cent of all electricity demand on September 11, with the output of offshore wind at unprecedented levels.

The benchmark, recorded by Wind Europe, comes as new energy tenders in the UK saw a dramatic fall in off-shore wind prices to levels where it will receive no subsidy.

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Sydney and Melbourne could experience 50°C days within a few decades

4th October 2017

A new study led by the Australian National University (ANU) has warned that Melbourne and Sydney should prepare for 50°C summer days by the 2040s. Lead researcher Dr Sophie Lewis said the study assessed the potential magnitude of future extreme temperatures in Australia under Paris agreement targets of 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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"Our climate modelling has projected daily temperatures of up to 3.8 degrees Celsius above existing records in Victoria and New South Wales, despite the ambitious Paris efforts to curb warming."

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Vast energy potential of ocean-based wind farms

10th October 2017

A study by the Carnegie Institution for Science finds that wind farms in the North Atlantic could, in theory, provide sufficient energy to meet all of humanity's current needs during wintertime.

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Bah! If we had that much power we'd find ways to spend even more power
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Again and again, the deniers are shown to be liars and shills.

Another excellent debunking by potholer54 in his latest video –


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Old October 24th, 2017, 09:45 AM   #315
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75% decline in flying insect biomass since 1989

23rd October 2017

Researchers in Germany have found a reduction in flying insect biomass of more than 75% in the last three decades, suggesting the possibility of large-scale ecological collapse.

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China close to completing first offshore nuclear reactor

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s first offshore nuclear reactor is set to be completed soon, engineers involved in the project said, bolstering Beijing’s maritime ambitions and stoking concerns about the potential use of atomic power in disputed island territories.

Beijing hopes offshore reactors will not only help win new markets, but also support state ambitions to become a “strong maritime power” by providing reliable electricity to oil and gas rigs as well as remote South China Sea islands.
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Wind powered a record of nearly 200 million European households on Saturday

Oct. 31st 2017 11:58 am ET

On Saturday, a record 24.6% of total electricity came from wind power sources in the 28 countries of the European Union. The majority of this wind electricity was generated onshore (88.7%) vs offshore (11.3%).

With Europe moving into the high wind production winter period, we expect a new season of records being broken. And with massive scale construction continuing for offshore wind farms, these records of 2017 will soon look quaint.

Read more: https://electrek.co/2017/10/31/wind-...s-on-saturday/


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New efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells

1st November 2017

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have set a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent.

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