NASA Struggles over Deep-Space Plutonium Power
A possible future for NASA’s forays into deep space can be found at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, at the bottom of what looks like an indoor swimming pool.
No 10 plans limited Syria strikes and push for transition of Power
Downing Street is drawing up a new strategy for Syria that would involve limited military strikes against the “controlling brains” of the Islamic State and a renewed diplomatic push that could see Bashar al-Assad remain president for a transitional period of six months.
Labour loyalists put principles before Power – Ashcroft poll
More than half of Labour’s loyalist voters think it is more important to stick to the party’s principles than to temper those views to try to win an election, according to an opinion poll for the former Conservative party deputy chairman Lord Ashcroft.
Powerful New Film Captures Big Coal’s Enduring Trauma
While recent headlines hastily declare the death of King Coal, a powerful new documentary based on seven years of investigation poignantly captures the complexities and largely overlooked stories of the enduring trauma of the coal industry on miners, their families, affected neighbors and the ravaged communities and Appalachian mountains they call home.
Jaiprakash Power Ventures sells the family silver
It’s never a good feeling selling the family silver, but what does one do when creditors are baying at the door? Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd’s sale of its Karcham Wangtoo and Baspa hydropower plants to JSW Energy Ltd was met with a thumbs up from investors, who drove the stock up 5%.
Playing It Safe: Under-loaded PGCIL lines hike UP’s Power woes
Power-starved Uttar Pradesh is faced with a paradox of sorts. Despite the commissioning of four high-capacity 765kV inter-regional Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) transmission lines between the western and northern regions, the northern state is not being allowed to draw power from generating stations in Chhattisgarh, with whom it has long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) totalling about 2,000 megawatts (MW).
Post Show Report of PV Guangzhou 2015
On August 20, the 7th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition (PV Guangzhou 2015) came to a successful end. What it had achieved were more than expected and it had greater influence than previous exhibitions.
Fe Exclusive: Power regulators stymie open access
With the Gujarat government disallowing the import of cheaper power since April last year, several manufacturing units are contemplating shifting out of the state with a view to reducing their power bills. Before April 2014, tariffs in the state were ruling at around INR 5 per unit but the power supplied by the state discoms costs around R8 per unit at present.
Indias Modi Tells Coal Power Plants to Subsidize Solar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has ordered some of India’s oldest coal-fired power plants to help make solar farms more competitive by bundling together electricity from both technologies for sale to the grid.
The Clean Power Plan and Supporting Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas
The U.S. energy economy is the 2nd largest but most dynamic in the world, a massive complex devouring 6 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) every day. Our daily energy supply will continue to be based on the very real market factors of affordability, reliability, and availability, not the trite platitude of “we’re Americans, we can do anything.”
Chinese military parades main message is not peace but Power
It was all about peace, Xi Jinping insisted. “We Chinese love peace,” the president said as he stared out over Tiananmen Square and addressed the thousands who had gathered for his gigantic military parade. “No matter how much stronger it may become, China will never seek hegemony or expansion.”