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Molten salt storage in concentrated solar power plants

The first thing you see of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility, and you can be miles away, is a light so bright you can’t look directly at it. This sits atop a 640-foot cement tower, rising from the flat, empty Nevada desert around the halfway point on the highway from Reno to Las Vegas. … Continue reading Molten salt storage in concentrated solar power plants

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Onshore wind energy cheaper than coal, nuclear and gas

Producing onshore wind energy is cheaper than coal, nuclear and gas, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has claimed.   Based on EWEA’s analysis of the data in the report, onshore wind has an approximate cost of EUR 105 per megawatt hour (MWh) which is cheaper than gas (up to EUR 164), nuclear (EUR 133) … Continue reading Onshore wind energy cheaper than coal, nuclear and gas

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What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn

While coal, oil, and gas are an integral part of everyday life around the world, 2013 brought a stark reminder of the inherent risk that comes with a fossil-fuel dependent world, with numerous pipeline spills, explosions, derailments, landslides, and the death of 20 coal miners in the U.S. alone. Despite all this, our addiction to … Continue reading What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn

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Renewables outpace coal, oil and nuclear in U.S.

Renewable energy sources, including wind energy, solar power, biomass, hydro and geothermal energy, accounted for 24.93% of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity installed in the first six months of this year for a total of 2,144 MW, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) latest Energy Infrastructure Update report. Thus far this year, … Continue reading Renewables outpace coal, oil and nuclear in U.S.

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