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January 16, 2013
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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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

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

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


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


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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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

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
24/7 News Coverage
New physical model explains the origin of Earth's water

Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows

Colorado River's connection with the ocean was a punctuated affair

Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water

Why does hot water freeze faster than cold water

Protesters march in solidarity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Deadly Beijing fire prompts investigation and demolitions


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

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

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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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

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
Can a superconducting magnetic sail slow down an interstellar probe

China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040

Winds Blow Dust off the Solar Panels Improving Energy Levels

Old Rivals India, China Nurture New Rivalry in Satellite Launch Business

What is the computational power of the universe?

Lava or Not, Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Likely to have Atmosphere

Hunt for dark matter is narrowed by new University of Sussex research


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

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

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
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

Fracking: A Boom or Bust Decision for New York

Hollande calls for more investments in clean energy

Fusion helped by collision science

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

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


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

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

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

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
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Jeep to build cars in China with GAC


Luxury models dazzle Detroit auto show


Style, luxury and performance in Detroit as auto sales boom


Brunei to seek S. China Sea code of conduct


Fracking: A Boom or Bust Decision for New York


Angola grants 116 visas a day to Chinese citizens


China eyes hiking foreign investment quota for markets


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


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


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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