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December 20, 2012
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National Grid Creates Big Questions for Transmission Industry
Arlington VA (SPX) Dec 20, 2012
In the short term, the U.S. government's attempts to create a more balanced and unified energy grid are sure to create more questions than answers for the power-transmission industry. Over the long term, however, closer collaboration among older utilities and independent startups alike should benefit the majority of those involved-including consumers, said Roy M. Palk, Senior Energy Advisor for the national law firm LeClairRyan, during a conference attended by transmission-industry decision-makers from ... read more
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ENERGY TECH

Mexico to Privatize State Oil Company Pemex?
Big potential changes south of the border. Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto has announced that he wants increased private investment in the nation's energy industry. Will this include Mexi ... more
ENERGY TECH

Will Regulators Damn Keystone XL?
Starting Tuesday, U.S. regulators will hold regular meetings on oil and natural gas pipeline safety standards. A series of pipeline issues, ranging from a deadly gas pipeline explosion in California ... more
TECH SPACE

Fitting 'smart' mobile phone with magnifying optics creates 'real' cell phone
By fitting a "smart" mobile phone with magnifying optics, bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley created a real "cell" phone, a diagnostic-quality microscope that can be used by clin ... more
ENERGY DAILY


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Quake risk at Japan atomic recycling plant: experts
Japan's only reprocessing plant for spent nuclear fuel could sit on an active seismic fault vulnerable to a massive earthquake, experts warned Wednesday. ... more


ENERGY TECH

Keystone XL: Welcome to the Proxy Energy War
Now that elections are over, everyone is waiting for a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, but it's not so easy amid the atmosphere of protests that have even traditionally oil-friendly Texans put ... more
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ENERGY TECH

BP says sells stake in China gas field to Kuwait
British oil giant BP said on Wednesday that it had agreed to sell its stake in China's Yacheng gas field to the state-owned Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) as part of a divestment programme. ... more
CHIP TECH

UCLA engineers develop new energy-efficient computer memory using magnetic materials
By using electric voltage instead of a flowing electric current, researchers from UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have made major improvements to an ultra-fast, high-c ... more
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New insights into the physics of space weather

Copernicus operations secured until 2021

World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

ECOSTRESS Will Monitor Plant Health

Study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at plant evolution

Salt-loving plants key to sustainable food production

China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket

ENERGY TECH

Future of PNG deep sea mining uncertain
The future of deep-sea mineral mining off the coast of Papua New Guinea faces uncertainty. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Flexing fingers for micro-robotics: Berkeley Lab scientists create a powerful, microscale actuator
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an elegant and powerful new mic ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Outside View: 'Cliff' and energy taxes
If you've followed the news, you've likely heard about the "fiscal cliff," the tax increases and slowdowns in government spending that will automatically occur in 2013 if the lame duck Congress is unable to strike a deal. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Engineers roll up their sleeves - and then do same with inductors
On the road to smaller, high-performance electronics, University of Illinois researchers have smoothed one speed bump by shrinking a key, yet notoriously large element of integrated circuits. Three- ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Germany energy 'revolution' on course despite concerns
Germany's exit from nuclear power to renewable energy usage is on the right track despite nagging concerns over supply and the cost to consumers, the government said Wednesday as it announced more investment. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Orbital rocket explodes after launch

Mars 2020 Will Continue Search for Habitability

China's Main Competitor in Space Exploration is India, Not Russia

US space budget still exceeds rest of world's combined

Spotlighting the sun

North Alabama Companies Play Big Part in Orion's First Flight

Vega launch of ESA spaceplane postponed

POLITICAL ECONOMY

World Bank ups Chinese growth projection for 2013
The World Bank on Wednesday upwardly revised its projection for Chinese economic growth in 2013 from 8.1 percent to 8.4 percent, but predicted the rate would taper off in the longer run. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

Outside View: U.S economy in 2013
Recent retail sales data indicate U.S. economic growth is shifting down a gear from the 2.7 percent pace set during the third quarter. The consensus of forecasts indicates growth slowing to less than 2 percent in the fourth and first quarters - my submissions to those polls were 1.7 and 1.4 percent, respectively. ... more
TRADE WARS

US, China talk trade amid transitions
The United States and China pledged Wednesday to find ways to cooperate in their often fractious trade relationship in their first high-level talks since major political events in the two powers. ... more
TRADE WARS
National Grid Creates Big Questions for Transmission Industry

EU puts 1.2 bn euros into pilot renewable energy projects

Germany energy 'revolution' on course despite concerns


TRADE WARS
Mexico to Privatize State Oil Company Pemex?

Keystone XL: Welcome to the Proxy Energy War

Australia unveils carbon capture plant


TRADE WARS
US confirms duties on 1towers from China, Vietnam

Offshore wind power: AREVA and STX France ally their expertise

Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm


TRADE WARS
Top-10 Solar Market Predictions for 2013

KYOCERA Surpasses Two Million Solar Modules Produced in North America

Gulf oil states get hot for solar power

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Talks on SoCal nuclear plant restart held
U.S. regulators and Southern California Edison officials say they've discussed a restart proposal for the San Onofre nuclear plant, closed for safety concerns. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Megaupload New Zealand extradition case delayed again
A US bid to extradite Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom from New Zealand for alleged online piracy has been delayed for a second time and will not be heard until August next year, his lawyers said Thursday. ... more
TECH SPACE

Apple "pinch-to-zoom" patent deemed invalid
A filing Wednesday in a high-stakes legal battle between Samsung and Apple revealed that a "pinch-to-zoom" patent central to the case has been deemed invalid. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

US toughens online privacy rules for children
US regulators unveiled new rules Wednesday aimed at strengthening online privacy protection for children, to reflect the growing use of mobile apps and social networks. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

India's Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam's defences

NATO chief wants strong defence as basis for ties with Russia

India plans to build 6 submarines

US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

AYW Companies' Flexible Waveguide And Components Ideal For Satelite Applications

TECH SPACE

Google sells Motorola Mobility Home for $2.35 bn

POLITICAL ECONOMY

Hong Kong probes UBS over interbank rate rigging claims

TRADE WARS

Australia's Lynas wins appeal against Malaysian operations

ROBO SPACE

Head-mounted cameras could help robots understand social interactions

TECH SPACE

Bubble study could improve industrial splash control

TRADE WARS

Japan's US-bound exports overtake China shipments

WIND DAILY

Offshore wind power: AREVA and STX France ally their expertise

ENERGY NEWS

Insurance Industry Paying Increasing Attention to Climate Change

ENERGY TECH

BLM Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales Garnered Millions for Taxpayers in 2012

ENERGY TECH

U.S. sued over offshore oil lease plan

Renewable energy share for European Union in 2011: estimated at 13.4 percent

Top-10 Solar Market Predictions for 2013

KYOCERA Surpasses Two Million Solar Modules Produced in North America

Instagram yields to user outrage over policy change

US confirms duties on 1towers from China, Vietnam

Australia unveils carbon capture plant

Fresh Myanmar protest against Chinese mine

Volvo Cars says avoiding loss this year 'very difficult'

Taiwan's China Airlines to lease four Boeing planes

Oil prices gain on US budget hopes, as coal set to dominate

China property market revives despite controls

EU puts 1.2 bn euros into pilot renewable energy projects

EU, Google to seek anti-trust accord

Samsung is top 2012 phone brand, ousting Nokia

Foreign investment in China falls again in November

Coal use set to surpass oil in a decade: IEA

AIG raises $6.45 bn in final stake sale of insurer AIA

China says more cities record home price rises

Apple losses bid for US ban on Samsung smartphones

Brazil fighter deal seen to favor Boeing

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