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July 06, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Sixth MOX nuclear shipment leaves France for Japan



Cherbourg, France (AFP) July 5, 2017
A cargo of reprocessed nuclear fuel containing highly radioactive plutonium left the French port of Cherbourg for Japan under heavy security on Wednesday as demonstrators protested against the transport. The controversial shipment from a plant of the French nuclear group Areva located some 20 kilometres (12 miles) away arrived at the port before dawn aboard two trucks escorted by dozens of security vehicles as a helicopter flew overhead. Around 20 Greenpeace activists carried protest banners and ... read more

SOLAR DAILY
Environmental groups say G20 paying lip service to clean energy
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
The world's leading economies are skewing their financial strength toward fossil fuels even as the rhetoric shifts to renewables, environmental groups said. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Temperature sensor could power more energy-efficient wearable devices
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
A new "near-zero-power" temperature sensor developed by scientists at the University of California, San Diego requires just 113 picowatts - an infinitesimal amount energy - to operate. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
The Last Day of Net-Metering Brings Memories of Fighting for Every Solar Watt
Los Angeles, CA (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
Up at 5am to revise a single line diagram for a solar grid tie system so SCE can give Permission-To-Operate (PTO). Over the years the single line diagram was accepted or rejected based on the partic ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Need a ball or umbrella? In China there's a sharing app for that
Shanghai (AFP) July 6, 2017
Basketballs, electric scooters and rainbow-coloured umbrellas - nothing seems out of bounds in China's booming "sharing economy". ... more
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TECH SPACE
Custom-made clothes for all within reach says top designer
Paris (AFP) July 5, 2017
Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato claimed Wednesday that he has cracked a digital technique which could revolutionise fashion with mass made-to-measure clothes. ... more
CAR TECH
Volvo to phase out petrol-only cars from 2019
Stockholm (AFP) July 5, 2017
Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Wednesday it plans to phase out production of conventional petrol-only cars from 2019, with all new models to be either electric or hybrids. ... more
TRADE WARS
Japanese PM to seal EU trade deal in blow to protectionism
Brussels (AFP) July 6, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the EU's top officials will join forces Thursday and approve the broad outline of a landmark trade deal that would challenge the protectionism championed by US President Donald Trump. ... more
CAR TECH
China starts regulating bike-sharing as complaints soar
Shanghai (AFP) July 6, 2017
Authorities in Shanghai and Tianjin will impose regulations on the rapidly growing bike-sharing sector following mounting complaints over an accumulation of millions of the rentable two-wheelers on city streets, state media reported. ... more
CAR TECH
Baidu CEO's self-driving car stunt stumps police: media
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Chinese internet giant Baidu's roll-out of a new self-driving car may have police trying to figure out who to ticket, local media reported Wednesday, after CEO Robin Li took one of the vehicles for a joy-ride on a Beijing highway. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
China's WeChat fans can chat on the go in Europe
The Hague (AFP) July 5, 2017
Chinese tourists can now use the popular WeChat messaging app while soaking up the sights in Europe this summer thanks to Dutch telecoms provider KPN. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
Oil rally fizzles on OPEC doubts
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Pessimism over the appetite of some major oil producers to work hard to balance the market with deeper cuts pushed oil prices lower in early Wednesday trading. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Energy firms hit by oil dive, N.Korea crisis fuels uncertainty
Hong Kong (AFP) July 6, 2017
Asian energy firms sank Thursday following a plunge in oil prices while equity traders remained on edge after North Korea's latest missile test and warnings from the US it would use force to deal with the nuclear-armed state. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Forecast for the price of Brent crude oil cut by 8 percent
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Danish investor Saxo Bank lowered its forecast Wednesday for the price of Brent crude oil, saying supply-side strains could emerge again next year. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Companies invited to oil sector, Iran says
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Invitations have been sent out to verified companies to take part in the development of the inland Azadegan oil field, Iran's oil minister said Wednesday. ... more



Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by 21 of the nation's leading energy experts, including David G. Victor and George R. Tynan from the ... more
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Rice University scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene. Catalysts that drive the oxygen reduction reaction that lets fuel cells turn chemical energy into electricity are usually made of platinum, which stands up to the acidic nature of the cell's charge-carrying electrolyte. But platinum is expensive, an ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
CAS researchers develop selective electrocatalysts to boost direct methanol fuel cell performance
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Temperature sensor could power more energy-efficient wearable devices
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved at EPFL
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
With over 20 years in sustainable investment, Thrive Renewables, (previously Triodos Renewables) has provided mezzanine loans for two wind farms in Scotland that will have a combined total capacity of 11.5MW which will generate and deliver clean, smart energy to the UK grid. Once built, these projects will be able to generate enough green electricity for 7,760[1] homes. In partnership with ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Exciting new material uses solar energy to remove man-made dye pollutants from water
Swansea UK (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
A novel composite material has been developed by scientists in the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University which shows promise as a catalyst for the degradation of environmentally-harmful synthetic dye pollutants, which are released at a rate of nearly 300,000 tonnes a year into the world's water. This novel, non-hazardous photocatalytic material effectively removes d ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 2, 2017
Californians take a shine to solar power
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Environmental groups say G20 paying lip service to clean energy
Los Angeles, CA (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
The Last Day of Net-Metering Brings Memories of Fighting for Every Solar Watt
1.5-bn pound cost overrun at UK's Hinkley nuclear plant: EDF
Paris (AFP) July 3, 2017
A project to build a nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Britain will overrun by 1.5 billion pounds ($1.95 billion, 1.71 billion euros) and may face further delays, its main supplier said Monday. EDF, the state-run French company that has the lion's share of the controversial scheme, made the announcement after a long review. EDF is part of a French-Chinese consortium that was awarded the two-re ... more
Cherbourg, France (AFP) July 5, 2017
Sixth MOX nuclear shipment leaves France for Japan
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Whether or not society shakes its addiction to oil and gasoline will depend on a number of profound environmental, geopolitical and societal factors. But with current oil prices hovering around $50 dollars a barrel, it won't likely be anytime soon. Despite several major national research initiatives, no one has been able to come up with the breakthrough renewable biofuel technology t ... more
East Lansing MI (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Cellulosic biofuels can benefit the environment if managed correctly
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Biofuel from waste
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
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Report: Heavy road freight nearly as polluting as coal
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
If nothing is done, trucks used to ship goods by road will produce as much pollution as coal used in the power and industrial sectors combined, a report found. A report published Monday by the International Energy Agency found that if no improvements are made to the global fleet of heavy trucks, oil demand from the sector will account for about 40 percent of the projected 2050 total dem ... more
Caracas (AFP) July 5, 2017
Missing Venezuelan chopper pilot in grenade attack reappears
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Oil rally fizzles on OPEC doubts
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Companies invited to oil sector, Iran says
Climate: Can G19 hold firm against Trump's G1?
Paris (AFP) July 5, 2017
Can a motley crew of countries grouping climate champions Germany and France with oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia muster a joint defence of the Paris Agreement against Donald Trump? This is the question for observers as the G20 group of major economies gathers in Hamburg amid a storm of geopolitical crises threatening to push climate change down the agenda. Since Trump announced last ... more
Paris (AFP) July 5, 2017
Climate change could make Sahel wet: study
Lisbon (AFP) July 3, 2017
US pullout gives 'global push' to climate deal: UN chief
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Concurrent hot and dry summers more common in future
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Chinese companies are planning or constructing hundreds of coal-fired power projects around the world, data show, even as Beijing talks up its commitment to fighting climate change. The report by German environmental lobby group Urgewald comes as China seeks to fill a vacuum left by the United States following President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate agreement. Urgewal ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio prefers Yancoal to Glencore in Australia coal sale
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets
Sydney (AFP) June 20, 2017
Rio backs Yancoal over Glencore for Australia coal minesw
China heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails: state media
Beijing (AFP) July 2, 2017
China on Sunday announced the launch of a powerful rocket designed to carry communication satellites into orbit had been "unsuccessful", in a glitch for the country's ambitious space programme. The Long March-5 Y2, Beijing's second heavy-lift rocket, blasted off at 7:23 pm (1123 GMT) Sunday from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the tropical island province of Hainan "Abnormity was det ... more
Nanjing (XNA) Jul 02, 2017
Yuanwang-3 completes ship check mission, ready for Chang'e-5 lunar probe launch
Beijing (AFP) July 1, 2017
China prepares to launch second heavy-lift carrier rocket
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
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Orbital ATK repairing Iraqi trainer aircraft
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Orbtal ATK has announced receipt of a U.S. government contract to repair trainer aircraft flown by the Iraqi Air Force. The aircraft covered include 12 Cessna, 172 Skyhawks and five Cessna Caravans. "Orbital ATK has a proven track record of supporting the Iraqi Air Force and we are honored to further aid them with this latest contract," Cary Ralston, vice president and general ma ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Boeing receives French E-3F Sentry AWACS contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
South Korean Coast Guard receives second S-92 helicopter
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
Germany, Norway join NATO-backed co-op for aircraft acquisition
Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic
Hanoi (AFP) July 4, 2017
Officials in Vietnam's traffic-choked capital Hanoi vowed on Tuesday to banish motorbikes by 2030 to ease environment and congestion woes, a decision that swiftly divided a city where two-wheelers are the main means of transportation. Hanoi is famed for legions of motorbikes - sometimes stacked with entire families or overloaded with deliveries - that clog roads in a fast-growing city with ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Baidu CEO's self-driving car stunt stumps police: media
Stockholm (AFP) July 5, 2017
Volvo to phase out petrol-only cars from 2019
Shanghai (AFP) July 6, 2017
China starts regulating bike-sharing as complaints soar
Black carbon varies, but stubbornly persists, in snow and ice around the world
Boulder CO (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
A new University of Colorado Boulder study comparing dissolved black carbon deposition on ice and snow in ecosystems around the world (including Antarctica, the Arctic, and alpine regions of the Himalayas, Rockies, Andes, and Alps) shows that while concentrations vary widely, significant amounts can persist in both pristine and non-pristine areas of snow. Black carbon is the soot-like bypr ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Researchers create tiny sensor using 'white graphene'
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Ultra-compact phase modulators based on graphene plasmons
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructure
Samsung to invest $18 billion in memory chip business
Seoul (AFP) July 4, 2017
Samsung Electronics will invest nearly $18 billion in its chip business, the South Korean firm said Tuesday, as it seeks to expand its lead in the global memory chip and smartphone markets. The world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips will invest 20.4 trillion won ($17.7 billion) by 2021 to expand and upgrade its chip plants in the South Korean cities of Pyeongtaek and Hwaseong, it ... more
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Spinning electrons open the door to future hybrid electronics
Riverside CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Research accelerates quest for quicker, longer-lasting electronics
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality
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Thai junta vows to force through China railway
Bangkok (AFP) June 13, 2017
Thailand's junta chief on Tuesday said he would invoke his 'absolute powers' to clear hurdles holding up a multi-billion-dollar deal with China to build a high-speed railway. The two countries, who are increasingly close friends, have agreed to lay the track that will ultimately cut through the Laos' border to Thailand's south. Beijing's big plan is to link the southern Chinese city of ... more
The Hague (AFP) June 1, 2017
Dutch group unveils Hyperloop test facility
Nairobi (AFP) May 31, 2017
Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway
Cherepish, Bulgaria (AFP) April 30, 2017
China steams to the rescue for Bulgaria's creaking railways
Human activities worsen air quality in Dunhuang, a desert basin in China
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Dunhuang is a typical desert basin in western China, with the Qilian mountains to the south, Kumtag desert and Lop-Nur to the west, Beisai mountain to the north, and Sanwei mountain to the east. Besides, the famous Taklimakan and Tengger deserts are also located in the west and east of Dunhuang region, respectively. Dunhuang is also a world-famous scenic spot, encompassing Mogao Caves, Cre ... more
Paris (AFP) July 4, 2017
Herbicide boost for tadpoles: study
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
Scientists probe role of sunscreen in accelerating coral reef decline
West Tabir, Indonesia (AFP) June 21, 2017
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom


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