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Belt and Road
Former AWEA Group to Merge with Energy Storage Association
The boards of directors of the American Clean Power Association and the U.S. Energy Storage Association have voted to pursue a merger of the two trade associations to combine their staff, programs, and members.
Framatome Advanced Fuel Technology Reaches Regulatory Milestone
The report is a critical step towards implementing nuclear fuel at higher enrichments and burnups, the company said.
Haldor Topsoe Technology to Decarbonise Hydrogen Production at Edmonton’s Hydrogen Energy Complex
More plans have today been unveiled for the multi-billion-dollar hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Canada, which was unveiled last month by Air Products, in conjunction with the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta.
REC Silicon Progressing Towards 2023 Moses Lake Restart as Biden Policy Agenda Adds Weight to Business Case
REC Silicon said it is continuing to work towards a restart of operations at its Moses Lake polysilicon production facility in the US, with the company buoyed by recent policy initiatives unveiled by US President Joe Biden.
Solar Power Plant
Enel Green Power Grows US Portfolio with 450MW Solar+Storage
Enel Green Power North America has acquired a 3.2GW solar portfolio, including 450MW solar-plus-storage projects, from Dakota Renewable Energy.
US re-Joins World Energy Council Ahead of 2022 Summit
The World Energy Council has announced that the US has rejoined the organisation, which promotes international communication in the energy industry.
US Airport goes “Off-Grid” with Solar Hybrid Microgrid
Pittsburgh International Airport has become the first airport in the world to be completely powered by an onsite natural gas and solar microgrid, serving to increase the airport’s resilience and reliability by isolating it from potential power grid outage
Nuclear Power Plant
Illinois Plants Mark Reliability Milestone
With the first closures scheduled to take place in September, policymakers are continuing efforts to preserve the plants.
U.S. Crude Oil Exports Reached Record Levels in 2020, Remain High in 2021
Despite volatility in global oil markets, U.S. crude oil exports reached a record high in 2020.
Coal-Fired Power Plants
Vistra Moving Zimmer Coal-Fired Plant Closure up to May 2022
Vistra will accelerate its move away from coal-fired power by closing its Zimmer Power Plant in Ohio five years earlier than originally planned.
Energy Harbor Corp. & Standard Power Sign Partnership to Power Ohio Crypto-Mining Facility with Nuclear Energy
Former paper mill-turned cryptomine will be powered by nuclear energy
Oil & Gas Supply
Brazilian Gas Availability up by 4.5pc in June
The amount of Brazilian natural gas output offered to the market after flaring, loss and reinjection rose by 4.5pc in June from a year earlier and by 1.7pc from the prior month, to 58mn m³/d.
Solar Power Plant
Guañizuil IIA Solar Plant Begins Commercial Operation
Equinor and Scatec have announced that the 117 MW solar power plant in Argentina is now in commercial operation. The Guañizuil IIA plant is in the Province of San Juan in the northwest of Argentina.
Energy Infrastructure Act would be Good for West Virginia, Nation
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has been an outspoken advocate for domestic energy generation and a national energy policy that provides for cost-effective generation to power the country while maintaining national security.
Nuclear Power Plant
Kairos Power Plans Hermes Demonstration Reactor at Oak Ridge
The project at Oak Ridge will be a redevelopment of a site at the Heritage Center, a former US Department of Energy site complex.
Belgium’s Parkwind Secures Funding for German Floating Wind Farm
Conrad Energy Completes Strategic 44MW Battery Storage Asset Acquisition
Iraq Closes on New Chinese Refinery Investment Deal
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is Evolving to Become Hitachi Energy
BP and Lukoil Considering Selling Stakes in Iraq
GLIL Invests £150m in UK Utility, Energy Storage Infrastructure Firm