Mirrors Power Up the Mojave

Mirrors Power Up the Mojave Last week the Ivanpah solar thermal power plant in California went operational last week.  Ivanpah is a marvel.  Located in the Mojave Desert, the steam like any other.  However, at Ivanpah the power plant owner NRG Energy (NRG:  NYSE).  Google (GOOG:  Nasdaq) is a ‘relatively’ …

Kaliningrad Nuclear Plant: : HypoVereinsbank follows BNP Paribas and pulls out. When will Coface and Société Générale follow suit?

  Member of Kaliningrad Nuclear Plant: HypoVereinsbank follows BNP Paribas and pulls out. When will Coface and Société Générale follow suit? Paris, April 26th, 2013 Press Release Following in the footsteps of BNP Paribas, the German HypoVereinsbank recently announced that it will not finance the Kaliningrad nuclear power plant in …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Seasonal patterns of tropical rainfall changes from global warming revealed

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Seasonal patterns of tropical rainfall changes from global warming revealed Plant protein shape puzzle solved by molecular 3-D model Surprising findings on hydrogen production in green algae Shifts in physiological mechanisms let male bats balance the need to feed and the urge to breed Fish prone …

ARCTIC OPPORTUNITIES

ARCTIC OPPORTUNITIES The Arctic has been warming twice as fast as the global average, and a new low was set for Arctic sea ice last year. Although the environmental concerns in the region are mounting, economic opportunities have also ramped up. Dennis D. Draeger, Researcher, Aiglatson Foresight Research  COMMENT     …

Will Natural Gas Kill Nuclear, Too?

By Jeff Siegel | Monday, October 22nd, 2012 It all started in 2007. That’s when the owners of the Indian Point nuclear power plant applied to renew operating licenses for two separate nuclear reactors. Last week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission finally began a hearing that will ultimately determine if the …

Earth Policy Release – Fukushima Meltdown Hastens Decline of Nuclear Power

On May 5, 2012, Japan shut down its Tomari 3 nuclear reactor on the northern island of Hokkaido for inspection, marking the first time in over 40 years that the country had not a single nuclear power plant generating electricity. The March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear …

Germany To Phase Out Nuclear Power; US Could (in theory) Do Same

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 by Associated Press Germany To Phase Out Nuclear Power; US Could Do Same In their White House press conference Tuesday, President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood together on topics ranging from the global economy to Libya. Cooling towers of the nuclear power …

Japan: Prime Minister Kan slams nuclear energy, goes green

Kan slams nuclear energy, goes green http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201105110158.html The Asahi Shimbun, English Web Edition, May 12, 2011 Prime Minister Naoto Kan said his administration intends to dump plans to get half of the nation’s future energy needs from nuclear power and instead place greater reliance on renewable energy sources. “I believe …