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January 16, 2013
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Government incentives speed up installation of utility-scale solar power plants
Mountain View CA (SPX) Jan 16, 2013
The adoption of utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the United States is expected to accelerate during the next decade. The presence of high solar irradiance, along with continuous pressure from the government to implement renewable energy technologies, fuels demand for solar projects. As solar energy competes with conventional forms of electricity generation, the potential market for utility-scale solar power plants in the country is on the rise. Ne ... read more
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BIO FUEL

US Ag Sec Visits Renmatix For Plant-To-Sugar Facility Commissioning
Renmatix welcomed Secretary Tom Vilsack, leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), for the commissioning of the company's BioFlex Conversion Unit, a multiple-feedstock processing facility ... more
BIO FUEL

Synthesis Energy Achieves First Methanol Production at Yima JV
Synthesis Energy's Yima Joint Venture plant has started to produce methanol, moving the Company closer to generating meaningful financial results from its China business in 2013. The plant will be r ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Sempra US Gas and Power Energizes First Phase Of Arizona Solar Project
Sempra U.S. Gas and Power has announced that it has completed construction of Mesquite Solar 1, the first 150-megawatt (MW) phase of the company's Mesquite Solar complex in Arlington, Ariz., about 4 ... more
ENERGY DAILY


ENERGY TECH

Fusion helped by collision science
An international team of physicists has calculated the efficiency of a reaction involving an incoming electron kicking out an electron from the metal beryllium (Be) or its hydrogen compound molecule ... more


SOLAR DAILY

Duke Energy Renewables completes Black Mountain Solar Project in Arizona
Duke Energy Renewables has announced the completion of its 10-megawatt (MW) Black Mountain Solar Power Project near Kingman, Ariz. "The Black Mountain solar farm joins our growing portfolio of proje ... more
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TECH SPACE

Boeing Grows Composite Manufacturing Capability in Utah
Boeing has announced the purchase of a new building in Salt Lake County, Utah. Employees at the new site, located in West Jordan, will focus on fabrication of composite horizontal stabilizer compone ... more
BIO FUEL

Lower nitrogen losses with perennial biofuel crops
Perennial biofuel crops such as miscanthus, whose high yields have led them to be considered an eventual alternative to corn in producing ethanol, are now shown to have another beneficial characteri ... more
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Fresh snow hits northeastern US in killer storm

Global October temperatures record high for month: US

$9.3 bn pledged to help poor nations combat global warming

Second bird flu outbreak found on Dutch farm

Caltech geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet

Cut the salt: Green solutions for highway snow and ice control

ENERGY TECH

Chilean methanol plant idled by gas cuts
Southern Chile's flagship industrial project is facing closure because of natural gas shortages, made worse over the years by Argentina allegedly reneging on supply contracts. ... more
AEROSPACE

China-owned BOC Aviation says ordering 50 Airbus A320s
China-owned plane-leasing company BOC Aviation said Tuesday it has ordered 50 Airbus aircraft of the medium-haul A320 family, including 25 of the more fuel-efficient "neos". ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Regulator wants more info before clearing Belgian reactors
The Belgian nuclear regulator said Tuesday it wanted more information before it could make a final decision on whether to restart two reactors, shut down last year after cracks were found in them. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Malaysia nuclear plan delayed: official
Malaysia's nuclear power plans will be delayed by the pall over the industry from Japan's atomic disaster, along with domestic anger at a controversial rare-earths plant, an official said Tuesday. ... more
CAR TECH

Nissan cuts price of electric Leaf
Nissan said Monday it would slash the price of its pioneering all-electric Leaf sedan to boost sales, after a disappointing 2012. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

Rosetta continues into its full science phase

NASA Selects Student Teams for High-Powered Rocket Challenge

Researchers Advance 'Quantum Teleportation'

China launches Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite

Swift Probes Exotic Object: Black Hole or Mega Star?

Cosmodrome construction falls behind schedule

CAR TECH

Lexus to launch hybrid sedan in Japan, Europe
Toyota launched a new hybrid version of its IS luxury Lexus sedan at the Detroit auto show Tuesday, but it will only be available in showrooms in Japan and Europe. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

Japan issues $87.8 bn in bonds to pay for stimulus
Japan on Tuesday approved an extra budget that includes issuing $87.8 billion more debt to help pay for a massive stimulus package aimed at breathing life into the world's third largest economy. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

West is failing to capitalise on rising China: HSBC
Western nations have failed to capitalise on China's economic rise as they struggle with their own problems, leaving others to benefit from the Asian giant's insatiable demand, HSBC said Tuesday. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY
First world atlas on renewable energy launched

Major cuts to surging CO2 emissions are needed now, not down the road

Three new state-of-the-art power plants improve efficiency, reduce emissions


POLITICAL ECONOMY
Fracking: A Boom or Bust Decision for New York

Hollande calls for more investments in clean energy

Fusion helped by collision science


POLITICAL ECONOMY
Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility

British group pans wind farm compensation

GE and International Consortium Buys 32 Wind Farms in France


POLITICAL ECONOMY
Cedarville University Announces Large Solar Power Installation

Sempra US Gas and Power Energizes First Phase Of Arizona Solar Project

Duke Energy Renewables completes Black Mountain Solar Project in Arizona

TRADE WARS

US seeks new global trade deal for services
The United States will meet representatives of other major economies to try to negotiate a global agreement on the trade in services, the top US trade representative Ron Kirk said Tuesday. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Hollande calls for more investments in clean energy
French President Francois Hollande called on Tuesday for pumping more investment into renewable energy projects to prepare for the post-oil era and to avoid global warming and very high oil prices. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Facebook launches search engine for friends' content
Facebook launched a search engine Tuesday for shared content as a way to find out more about friends on the huge social network in a potential challenge to Google and other Internet firms. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

China Internet users hit 564 million in 2012
China's population of Internet users grew by 50.9 million people in 2012 to 564 million, official data showed Tuesday, with mobile devices the main means of online access. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China policies fuel tensions with US: commission

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks

Syrian team, Putin to discuss relaunching peace talks: source

Swedish military gets upgraded radar facilityw/lll

Modernized Russian Tu-160 bomber completes 1st flight

NATO reports 400 intercepts of Russian aircraft in 2014

CAR TECH

Jeep to build cars in China with GAC

CAR TECH

Luxury models dazzle Detroit auto show

CAR TECH

Style, luxury and performance in Detroit as auto sales boom

ENERGY TECH

Brunei to seek S. China Sea code of conduct

ENERGY TECH

Fracking: A Boom or Bust Decision for New York

ENERGY TECH

Angola grants 116 visas a day to Chinese citizens

POLITICAL ECONOMY

China eyes hiking foreign investment quota for markets

ENERGY TECH

4 Chinese workers among 9 abducted in Sudan's Darfur: SUNA

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Westinghouse Achieves Milestones For World's First Ap1000 Nuclear Power Plants

SOLAR DAILY

Ford, Eaton, SunPower and Whirlpool Team Up for Electric Energy Initiative

Hanergy Aims To Be Clean-Energy Giant With More Acquisitions Of Solar Farms

Beyond Energy: The political implications of America's Oil and Gas Boom

New properties of graphene: Breakthrough in technology

California Ethanol Producer Pacific Ethanol Stockton Partners with Edeniq to Expand Production

Cedarville University Announces Large Solar Power Installation

Toyota regains global auto sales crown

GM says China car sales hit record high in 2012

Daimler could take stake in China's BAIC

VW hits global sales record, still trails Toyota

Samsung announces 100 mn Galaxy S smartphone sales

Bangladesh PM to ink $1.5bn arms, nuclear deals in Russia

Renewable energy target in doubt as roadmap launched

UAE, Argentina sign civil nuclear agreement

Walker's World: EU - from acute to chronic

Honda chief hopes for end to China, Japan dispute

US student could "doodle" way to college money

Dell shares soar on talk of going private

China approves second Beijing airport: state media

New material harvests energy from water vapor

Molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing

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