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October 18, 2017

China’s President Xi Says Will Continue Years-Long War on Smog

By Christian Shepherd and Stella Qiu, Reuters  •    •  Posted 2017-10-18 06:31:13

China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure “blue skies” and promote a “revolution” in clean energy, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.
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Conservative think tank: Plan to help coal, nuclear power ‘arbitrary’

By Devin Henry, The Hill  •    •  Posted 2017-10-18 06:30:11

A conservative think tank is raising concerns about a Department of Energy plan to help boost coal and nuclear power. An analyst for the American Action Forum (AAF) said the proposal, announced this month by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, aims to address a “real problem” with “not the best solution.” [ read more … ]

Conservative groups join in opposing Perry’s plan

Sam Mintz, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2017-10-18 06:30:52

Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to boost coal and nuclear sent oil and gas interests into an unlikely alliance with renewable energy sources. Now conservative groups are teaming up with greens against the idea. The Department of Energy’s proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would change electricity market rules to boost coal and nuclear plants with the goal of increasing grid resilience. [ read more … ]

Texas plants shuttering in spite of Trump’s policies

Benjamin Storrow, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2017-10-18 06:31:47

Coal plants are shuttering in Texas, despite the Trump administration’s promises to revive the ailing industry. A series of coal plant retirements in the Lone Star State marks a new chapter in the industry’s struggles, analysts say, hinting at the wider challenges facing the administration as it embarks on a rescue effort to stem the wave of plant closures nationwide. [ read more … ]

Governors Push Clean Energy Technology

By US News  •    •  Posted 2017-10-18 06:32:08

Both Republican and Democratic states are pushing policy and investments in green technology to reduce their energy consumption and drive economic growth, despite partisanship in Washington, D.C., that has divided climate and clean energy issues along party lines. Electric cars, clean energy storage and affordable solar panels are among the top recent innovations in states pushing clean energy, governors said during a panel at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas Oct. 13. [ read more … ]

Greens, states urge court to decide on rule’s legality

Amanda Reilly, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2017-10-17 18:12:21

States and green groups want a federal court to issue a ruling in the litigation over the Clean Power Plan. Benita5/Pixabay. Environmentalists and states that support the Clean Power Plan implored a federal court today to issue a decision on the legality of the Obama-era carbon rule. [ read more … ]

University of Delaware report say onshore assembly could cut installation to 10 hours

By Renewable Energy News  •    •  Posted 2017-10-18 06:32:34

Assembling offshore wind turbines and foundations entirely in a port could significantly reduce construction costs, according to a study by the University of Delaware. The research concluded that would be possible to assemble 10MW turbines on jacket suction bucket foundations onshore before transporting to the offshore site for installation. [ read more … ]

World’s First Floating Wind Farm Begins Operating in Scotland

By Anna Hirtenstein, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2017-10-18 06:33:28

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm started delivering electricity to the grid in the north of Scotland. The Hywind project, built by Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA and Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co., has five turbines floating 25 kilometers (16 miles) off the coast of Peterhead, near Aberdeen. The project has a capacity of 30 megawatts and cost about 200 million pounds ($263 million) to construct. [ read more … ]

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