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South Australia: Making money by solving “waste” problems of others

South Australia is making progress in its effort to profitably address an issue that has slowed nuclear energy’s growth prospects for more than 40 years. On May 9th South Australian premier Jay Weatherill released the final version of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission report that had been briefed to him on May 6. Show More Summary

Delivering the Nuclear Promise at #NEA16

The American nuclear energy industry is heading to Miami this week for the 2016 Nuclear Energy Assembly (agenda). The theme of the meeting is Delivering the Nuclear Promise, which is also the industry-wide effort championed by NEI that aims to advance safety, reliability and economic performance at U.S. Show More Summary

Time for Europe to Stop Supporting Ukraine’s Risky Nuclear Power Sector

Three decades after Chernobyl, nuclear power remains a mainstay of Ukrainian energy supply, writes Iryna Holovko, campaigner of NGO CEE Bankwatch Network in Ukraine. Despite persistent safety problems, the Ukrainian government has approved lifetime extensions for four of its 15 nuclear units since 2010, and two more could be greenlighted later this year.

Why Utilities are Investing in This Technology as a Way to Boost Resiliency and Reduce Consumer Costs

What if there was a technology your utility could deploy today that was cheaper and cleaner than most existing power generation, that boosted system resiliency and reliability, and was twice as efficient? Would you want them to use ...

Knowing What You’ve Got Before It’s Gone in Nuclear Energy

The following is a guest post from Matt Wald, senior director of policy analysis and strategic planning at NEI. Follow Matt on Twitter at @MattLWald. Nuclear energy is by far the largest source of carbon prevention in the United States,...Show More Summary

Game Localization Link Roundup – April 2016

April was another intense month for me. Just a few weeks after the Kyoto LocJAM workshop, I was back on stage for the LocWorld game localization round table in Tokyo. I also took this chance to meet pairs at the…

Texas Methane Leaks are a Problem. For California

liso Canyon was a big methane release, especially in Los Angeles, but in the grand scheme of methane released every day by the nation’s oil and gas industry, it was a blip. And recent footage from Texas, coupled with a new study of over...Show More Summary

David MacKay, author Sustainable Energy: Without the Hot Air, final chat with Mark Lynas

On April 3, 2016, Mark Lynas met with David MacKay, the author of Sustainable Energy: Without the Hot Air, to give him the Breakthrough Institute’s 2016 Paradigm Award. After the brief ceremony, the two influential British thinkers chatted about David’s career, his love of arithmetic, his concerns about humanity and his famous book. Show More Summary

House Energy and Commerce seeks to enable advanced nuclear energy

On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Energy and Power subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing to discuss H.R. 4979 and a draft discussion bill with the unfortunate acronym of NUKEPA (Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Policies Act). Show More Summary

Let’s Create Awareness for All the Benefits that Nuclear Technology Brings to Mankind

When a report on the benefits of nuclear technology starts with “The public are often unaware of the extent to which aspects of their everyday life involve products and processes originated from the application of nuclear technology via the nuclear industry”, it tells me that the time has come to tell this story and increase public awareness.

Centrally Planned Energy: Bad for the Economy, Bad for the Environment

Jason Scott Johnston On Earth Day, the United States will sign the Paris Climate agreement. In terms of the actual climate policy already implemented by the Obama administration, however, the events of the previous week were much more important. Show More Summary

Game Localization Link Roundup – March 2016

Here is my monthly selection of game localization links, with articles, videos and more. The big event of March was of course the LocJAM. I was in Tokyo yesterday for the Game Localization Round Table at the LocWorld30 preconference, and…

[Review] UBL Funds Smart Savings App

I always wanted an app where I can view my investment portfolio and can perform transaction on the go. Finally, UBL has taken the lead by launching UBL Funds Smart Savings App which brings your investments to your smartphone. Folks at...Show More Summary

Elevating water conscious with IoT and the cloud at the city of Breda

One of the foundations of modern society is its ability to deliver clean water and sanitation deposal. At the heart of this process is the water-energy nexus where electricity generation often consumes large amounts of water and water supply and sewage disposal are substantial electric loads. Optimizing this water-energy nexus helps society to reduce its...

Faculty Highlight: Alexie Kolpak

Performance across a wide range of new technologies from solar cells to fuel cells depends on interactions at interfaces between materials on the atomic scale. “The behavior is influenced, and often dominated by, the interfaces,” says MIT assistant professor of mechanical engineering Alexie M. Kolpak.

Houses Made of Bamboo

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

I came across this TreeHugger article and TED talk on building sustainable houses using Bamboo - the constructions are amazing.

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Methane is Leaking Every Day

In new footage captured just weeks ago, an ominous cloud of what looks like black smoke seeps from a pump jack deep in the heart of a Texas oil field. But there are no fire trucks rushing to the scene. No first responders in hazmat suits scrambling to uncover the source of this relentless dark.

A hybrid solar / geothermal power plant

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

David Roberts at Vox points to this video on Enel Green Power's Stillwater hybrid geothermal and solar thermal and solar PV power plant in Nevada.

Who is targeting Turkey Point? Why? Part II

This is the second installment in the series. You can find the first installment here. This post is focused on answering the following question. Is the Turkey Point power station violating the Clean Water Act (CWA)? SACE allegationsShow More Summary

Game Localization Link Roundup – February 2016

A little later than usual, here is our monthly link roundup! It is now integrated to the IGDA LocSIG newsletter, so feel free to register if you want to receive it directly in your mailbox. This month once again saw…

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