Singapore-based Blue Circle and the Philippines' AC Energy plan to add about 1,500 megawatts of new installed wind capacity Southeast Asia, starting with a 200-MW project in Vietnam.
Offshore wind turbines are on the rise worldwide, and the sustainable handling of materials post-decommissioning should become an integral part of the design process, writes David Foxwell. Offshore wind machines, he explains, use a lot of composites that can be recycled or processed into other goods.
Scotland's wind farms provided 98% of the nation's energy needs in October, according to WWF Scotland. On Oct. 23, Scotland generated enough wind power to meet 234% of its needs.
The Northern Indiana Public Service Co. says it will save customers and businesses $4 billion over the next 30 years with its goal to divest from coal by 2028. The utility will use a combination of wind, solar and "demand management" to facilitate the shift.
A new invention could significantly reduce the amount of cobalt needed to manufacture batteries for electric vehicle engines. The breakthrough could lower costs and reduce reliance on chemicals mined in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group plan to build a renewable diesel plant next to the Ferndale Refinery in Washington. Waste fats, greases and oils will be transformed into renewable diesel fuel with REG's proprietary Bio-Synfining technology.
The Environmental Protection Agency has released new reporting rules that are expected to save oil refineries $12 million. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler approved guidelines for meeting ground-level ozone standards and cutting some industrial equipment permitting requirements.
Warning signs were ignored by South Carolina Electric & Gas management that the V.C. Summer project was not viable, utility expert Scott Rubin said in testimony before the South Carolina Public Service Commission on Monday. "Other utilities thought the cost was too high, the benefits were too small, and the risks were too great," he said.
California's Woolsey wildfire went through the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former nuclear testing facility, and physicians say toxic chemicals may have been released as a result. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control says the fire has not led to the release of harmful materials.
Marianne Walck has taken over as chief research officer at Idaho National Laboratory, as well as deputy laboratory director for science and technology. She is a member of the American Nuclear Society and former director of the Nuclear Energy and Global Security Technologies Center at Sandia National Laboratories.