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North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

Three small hydropower plants developed by RusHydroare set to begin construction...

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

The Natural Resources Defense Council, and more than two dozen organizations, is...

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

By using supercritical steam, solar thermal power plants could produce enough en...

Nepal gets first wind-solar hybrid system

Nepal gets first wind-solar hybrid system

The Asian Development Bank has handed over the country’s very first wind-solar h...

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger...

Chile’s largest solar power project officially open

Chile’s largest solar power project officially open

The 100 megawatt Amanercer Solar CAP Power plant in Chile has been officially op...

Five gigantic things happening in sustainability

Five gigantic things happening in sustainability

Understanding this mainly becoming typical ‘S’ word has always been part of the ...

Business

Ascent Solar announces milestone agreement for their J.V. in China

Ascent Solar announces milestone agreement for their J.V. in China

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Thin-film solar module manufacturer Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. has announced the achievement of a significant milestone for their joint venture i...

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Technology

Politics

Living Green

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

A new group of nano explorers could change the way children learn about positive values, the environment, and believe it or not, the periodic table of...

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Renewables

Senvion installs its first turbines in Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm

Senvion installs its first turbines in Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Suzlon Group’s wholly owned subsidiary Senvion SE has installed the first turbines for the offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost in Germany. The Nordsee Ost ...

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Low-Carbon

World Bank to help Kosovo, Kazakhstan become more energy efficient

World Bank to help Kosovo, Kazakhstan become more energy efficient

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The World Bank has approved a $31 million-project for Kosovo and a $21.7 million-grant for Kazakhstan that will both be increasing the countries’ ener...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Duke Energy, Huaneng extend carbon capture collaboration

Duke Energy Corporation and state-owned China Huaneng Group for the second time agreed to work jointly on carbon capture and sequestration technology development.

In a three-year partnership, the two companies will conduct research in advanced coal and carbon capture and sequestration technologies.

In particular, an engineering study will be conducted to determine if Huaneng's carbon capture technology can be used at Duke Energy's Gibson Station in Indiana.

The Gibson Station, Duke Energy's largest power plant, has five operating units that generate a combined capacity of 3,145 megawatts.

The new agreement is an expansion of a previous memorandum of understanding between the two in 2009. Since then, Huaneng has reportedly developed a facility that captured 120,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually from their 1,320-MW coal-fired Shidongkou power station in China.

The current study will focus on the Gibson plant's Unit 3 to see whether the technology in Shidongkou can be applied there, without any modifications to the existing infrastructure.

Funding for the project will be provided by the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center established in 2009 for such collaborations. The center focuses on advanced energy technologies and has a $100 million budget for the next five years from the business sector in the U.S. as well as the governments of the United States and China.

Aside from CCS technologies with Huaneng, one of China's five largest energy conglomerates, Duke is collaborating with Chinese companies BYD for energy storage and transportation technologies and the EEN Group to develop an "eco city" in Langfang near Beijing. – EcoSeed Staff



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