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November 24, 2015
Export of wood pellets from US to EU more environmentally friendly than coal
Champaign IL (SPX) Nov 24, 2015
As the export of wood pellets from the U.S. to the European Union has increased six-fold since 2008, questions have been raised about the environmental impact of the practice. According to a new paper from a University of Illinois expert in environmental economics, even after accounting for factors ranging from harvesting to transportation across the Atlantic Ocean, wood pellets still trump coal by a wide margin in carbon emissions savings. The greenhouse gas intensity of wood pellet-based electri ... read more
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Carbon Capture: key green technology shackled by costs
Every credible plan to save humanity from global warming reserves a key role for a green energy technology called carbon capture and storage. ... more

VW says it has fixes for 90% of emissions scandal cars in Europe
German auto giant Volkswagen, mired in a massive emissions cheating scandal, said Monday that it has found technical solutions for more than 90 percent of the vehicles affected in Europe. ... more

Sequencing algae's genome may aid biofuel production
There's an ancient group of algae that evolved in the world's oceans before our backboned ancestors crawled onto land. They are so numerous that their gigantic blooms can affect the weather, and the ... more


How crop prices and climate variables affect yield and acreage
When corn prices increase farmers reap higher yields by making changes. According to a recent University of Illinois study, about one-third of the yield increase derives from more intensive manageme ... more


Supercomputing the strange difference between matter and antimatter
An international team of physicists including theorists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has published the first calculation of direct "CP" symmetry violatio ... more

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Yet more proof of Einstein's general theory of relativity
A Florida State University high-performance computing researcher has predicted a physical effect that would help physicists and astronomers provide fresh evidence of the correctness of Einstein's ge ... more

Researchers discover salty solution to better, safer batteries
A team of researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a groundbreaking "Water-in-Salt" aqueous Lithium ion battery technology that coul ... more
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Study links deep-time dust with major impacts on carbon cycling

Tropical fossil forests unearthed in Arctic Norway

Acorn worm genome reveals gill origins of human pharynx

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First Reactor of Turkey's Akkuyu Nuclear Plant to Start Operating by 2022
The first reactor of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, to be constructed under a Russia-led project in Turkey, will start operating no later than in 2022, the Turkish Energy Ministry's deputy undersec ... more

Russia, Egypt Sign Deal on Egypt's First Nuclear Power Plant Construction
Russia and Egypt have signed an intergovernmental agreement on the construction of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom said Thursday. The deal was sig ... more

Scandal-hit Malaysian firm sells power assets for $2.3bln
A debt-stricken Malaysian company linked to corruption allegations swirling around Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday it would sell its power assets to China's biggest nuclear energy producer for $2.3 billion. ... more
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Recurrent Energy Closes Financing for 100 MW Astoria Solar Power Project
Canadian Solar reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, one of North America's largest solar project developers, closed on a tax equity investment commitment with GE unit GE Energ ... more

Solar3D's Upcoming Acquisition, Elite Solar, Reports Over $7 Million in New Solar Contracts
Solar3D has announced that Elite Solar, the Company's newest planned acquisition, reports over $7 million in projects that have begun recently and a backlog of contracted projects of over $5.5 milli ... more
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Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

Sentinel-3A on its way

New Crew to Stay Aboard ISS for 7 Months Instead of 6


UAE channels oil money into alternative energy
Rising from the desert outside Abu Dhabi, Masdar city is laying the groundwork for when the United Arab Emirates' oil wells run dry. ... more

Nuclear and renewable: S.Africa's ambitious new energy mix
Heavily reliant on coal-fired electricity, South Africa is launching ambitious new projects aimed at diversifying its energy sources and avoiding the regular power cuts that have hobbled the economy in recent years. ... more

Putin removes ban on nuclear cooperation with Iran
President Vladimir Putin on Monday eased restrictions on Russian companies working on Iranian enrichment sites as he travelled to Tehran for his first visit since 2007. ... more

Newtec expands Astra Connect broadband service for Africa's Oil and Gas Sector
SES Techcom Services has announced that it will be expanding its Astra Connect broadband service in Africa for the Enterprise and Oil and Gas markets via the Newtec Dialog multiservice platform on S ... more

Saudis Planning For A War Of Attrition In Europe With Russia's Oil Industry
Russia's central bank recently warned about the growing financial risks to the Russian economy from Saudi Arabia encroaching upon its traditional export market for crude oil. Russia sends 70 percent ... more
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Norwegian energy giant addresses climate concerns
Oil and gas will continue playing a strong role in the global energy sector, but climate issues are sparking an industry sea change, the head of Statoil said. ... more

US warplanes destroy 283 fuel trucks in Syria
US warplanes have destroyed 283 fuel tankers that were being used to transport oil to help fund the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, officials said Monday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Cost of replacing UK's nuclear submarines goes up 6bn pounds

China under fresh fire over sea rows as US courts SE Asia

India test fires Advanced Air Defense missile

British PM David Cameron announces boost in defense spending

N. Korea warns South ahead of shelling anniversary

Hackers may hit home for the holidays

Indonesia joining South Korea's fighter aircraft program


S. Sudan army begins withdrawal from Juba as deadline nears


Transocean to delist from Swiss exchange


Oil prices volatile in Monday trading


Slow movement in North Dakota rig deployment


Iran, Venezuela lock step on oil market woes


Russian oil producer adds to global glut


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Turkey driving renewable energy growth in the MENAT region


Costa Rica boasts clean energy -- and bad car pollution


Carbon Capture: key green technology shackled by costs

SeaPlanner New Features Launched on Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm

Moventas introduces breakthrough Extra Life technologies for wind industry

3-D printing aids in understanding food enjoyment

US regulator deepens crisis at VW in emissions probe

Afghanistan reviews gas development potential

Heavy Syria air strikes kill 8, destroy oil tankers: monitor

No drilling in the Atlantic, regional parties say

Wood Mac: Expect Argentinean shale boom

Metal prices slide on strong dollar, China woes

Coal mine fire in northeast China kills 21: state media

Cracks found in Scottish nuclear reactor

Russia signs deal to build Egypt's first nuclear plant

Network analysis shows systemic risk in mineral markets

Really, what is the internet of things?

Researchers design and patent graphene biosensors

Global energy demand has adverse effects on freshwater of less developed nations

U.S. onshore wind power becoming mainstream

VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal

Britain signals closure of dirty coal power plants

Accelerating fusion research through the cutting edge supercomputer

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