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December 12, 2012
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Renewables Provide 46 percent All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 12, 2012
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) accounted for 41.14% of new electrical generating capacity installed in October 2012 and 46.22% for the first ten months of 2012. In October, ten new wind power projects (594 MW) came on line as well as 3 biomass projects (69 MW), 10 solar projects (59 MW), and 1 water power project (5 MW). ... read more
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ENERGY TECH

Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid
Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today's electricity expenses, according to new research by the University of Delaware ... more
ENERGY TECH

China's accelerating overseas buys raise fears
China's biggest overseas takeover, the $15 billion purchase of Canada's Nexen, is a huge step in Beijing's push for foreign acquisitions - but its drive to secure resources and markets is causing unease. ... more
WIND DAILY

GE, MetLife and Union Bank Invest in Kansas Wind Farm
A group comprising GE unit GE Energy Financial Services, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., and Union Bank, N.A., has invested nearly $247 million in Wi ... more
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ENERGY NEWS

OpenADR Continues to Move the Smart Grid Forward
Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR)-the standard for open automation of building electricity demand response and price communications-has gained considerable attention since it emerged from Law ... more


TIME AND SPACE

Point of Light
As technology advances, it tends to shrink. From cell phones to laptops-powered by increasingly faster and tinier processors-everything is getting thinner and sleeker. And now light beams are gettin ... more
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ENERGY NEWS

Kaazing Brings Real-Time Transactions to Electricity Trading Market 24 by 7
Kaazing has announced that Turkish Electricity Market Operator TEIAS PMUM has selected Kaazing to power their new 7/24 Live Electricity Intraday Market. Kaazing is setting the standard for low laten ... more
CHIP TECH

Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance
Silicon's crown is under threat: The semiconductor's days as the king of microchips for computers and smart devices could be numbered, thanks to the development of the smallest transistor ever to be ... more
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ENERGY NEWS

California's Energy Future: Buildings and Industrial Efficiency
The California and Council of Science and Technology has released the next in its series of studies documenting the technology required to meet radical greenhouse gas (GHG) emission cuts by 2050 (80 ... more
CHIP TECH

Berkeley Lab Breaks Ground on Flexible Design Building to Test Low-energy Systems and Components
Today marks the start of a new era for research on energy-efficient buildings at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Lab leadership and distinguished guests from the U.S. Departmen ... more
ENERGY NEWS

US Power Grid Vulnerable to Just About Everything
As Washington hunts ill-defined al-Qaeda groups in the Middle East and Africa, and concerns itself with Iran's eventual nuclear potential, it has a much more pressing problem at home: Its energy gri ... more
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WIND DAILY

Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm
Ireland this week hailed the groundbreaking on a wind farm project in the Midlands region as an example of how to diversify the country's energy mix. ... more
TRADE WARS

Chinese strikers weighing legal steps in Singapore
Four Chinese bus drivers facing possible jail for instigating Singapore's first industrial strike in 26 years were given more time on Wednesday to explore their legal options. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Russia to Keep Working With Astronauts From US, Europe, Japan

Russia to Boost Manpower on New Space Center Construction Site

Taylor Small Satellite Launched

Liquid spacetime

Physicists consider implications of recent revelations about the universe's first light

No Official Confirmation of NASA Severing Ties with Russian Space Agency

NASA Selects Commercial Crew Program Manager

ENERGY TECH

Israel, Iran vie for control of Red Sea
The Red Sea, a key shipping route, is becoming an arena of confrontation between Israel and Iran, with Sudan and Eritrea key targets by both sides in a strategic contest that's likely to intensify in the months ahead. ... more
TECH SPACE

Microsoft to sell Surface at retail stores
Microsoft said Tuesday it would make its Surface tablet computer available to outside sellers as soon as mid-December, citing interest from retailers as well as consumers. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Texas landowner blocks Keystone pipeline building
A Texas judge temporarily blocked construction on a small portion of the controversial Keystone pipeline after a landowner sought relief, but operator TransCanada said Tuesday it will have no impact. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Renewables Provide 46 percent All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012

OpenADR Continues to Move the Smart Grid Forward

California's Energy Future: Buildings and Industrial Efficiency


ENERGY TECH
Danish PM refuses to block Greenland mining law

Israel, Iran vie for control of Red Sea

Texas landowner blocks Keystone pipeline building


ENERGY TECH
Wind speeds in southern New England declining inland, remaining steady on coast

Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm

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ENERGY TECH
Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric

Verengo Solar Top 100 "Hire Power" Job Creators

Emerson's Ovation technology to help optimize dispatch at solar operation in California

ROBO SPACE

Custom robots could do Fukushima cleanup
Japanese company Mitsubishi has unveiled a radiation-resistant robot it says can help clean up the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. ... more
TRADE WARS

IMF warns Hong Kong property faces price correction
The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday warned that Hong Kong could see an abrupt fall in property prices after years of dramatic increases in one of the world's most expensive housing markets. ... more
TECH SPACE

$99 Google laptops for schools sold out
US teachers flocked to school-centric charity website DonorsChoose.org to get Google's Chrome notebook computers made available to classrooms for just $99 each. ... more
ENERGY TECH

BHP offloads Australia LNG interest to PetroChina
Global mining giant BHP Billiton said Wednesday it had agreed to sell its stake in the proposed Browse liquefied natural gas project in Australia to PetroChina for US$1.63 billion. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot

The battle of the Mr. Cools

China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

Kiev announces town 'liberated' but residents dumbfounded

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Patria vehicles getting Saab communications electronics

TRADE WARS

Rio sells mine stake to China-S. Africa consortium

TECH SPACE

Mobile Internet forcing computers to evolve

TRADE WARS

Hungary offers residency permits for 250,000 euros

TECH SPACE

Google sells off more Motorola assets

TRADE WARS

HSBC being punished for 'stunning failures': US

ENERGY TECH

Danish PM refuses to block Greenland mining law

TRADE WARS

China to claim one-third of luxury market: survey

CAR TECH

Philippines gives green-light to electric tricycles

TRADE WARS

US to press on trade in China talks

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault

Emerson's Ovation technology to help optimize dispatch at solar operation in California

Verengo Solar Top 100 "Hire Power" Job Creators

Ukraine Crushed in $1.1bn Fake Gas Deal

Building Integrated Solar PV Installation for Halifax Office Tower

Mitsui Orders 14MW of Solar Frontier CIS Modules for Four Projects Across Japan

Crystalline Silicon Solar Module Pricing Declines Again as European Demand Falls

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics

Hanwha SolarOne Signs South Africa's Largest Ever Solar Deal

The ATMEA1 reactor introduced to the Brazilian market

Researchers Reveal Structure of Carbon's 'Hoyle State'

Japan pedal power aims for human flight record

CNOOC-Nexen deal the last for Canada?

Japan economic data sparks recession fears

S. American growth set to cause wage hikes

Apple Maps glitch could be deadly: Australian police

Japanese car sales in China rocket 72% in November

Oil market gains on China data

Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric

Abramovich to pay $1.49 bn for Norilsk stake

N.Z. probe finds numerous flaws in killer quake building

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