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8 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
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CLEAN... ENERGY

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

 
 

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Details have been released on a previously unpublicized 2013 assault by snipers on PG&E's Metcalf transmission substation.

The incident was kept under wraps, but since Jon Wellinghoff stepped down as FERC Chairman in November, he is raising awareness on the attack.

More than 100 bullets were fired into the substation within 20 minutes, knocking out 17 of the 20 transformers.

Although PG&E was able to avoid loss of service, utility workers spent 27 days repairing the damage.

The FBI, which is leading the investigation, considers the incident vandalism. Wellinghoff, now energy law attorney, said he believed the incident was domestic terror and was concerned that the attack was a test for an even larger attack.

The sniper(s) were not only outside the substations fence but outside the cameras view, Wellinghoff said.

YIKES!!!

Posted 286 days ago.

BeRight

Tritium was discovered in groundwater outside of the Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio.

Workers with plant operator FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) identified a leak on a feed water Venturi. Samples were taken and there was a positive result for tritium in the under drain system in the Auxiliary Building.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency limit for groundwater is 20,000 pCi/l. The samples showed 46,000 pCi/l.

Posted 304 days ago.

thegreek

The DOE said it is backing the project to “demonstrate the commercial feasibility of an advanced coal-based technology that may serve as a cost-effective approach to implementing carbon capture at new and existing power plants.”

The 56 month long trial period is slated to stsrt in 2017.

Posted 304 days ago.

thegreek

It is expected to combust a blended mixture of 60% Illinois No. 6 bituminous coal and 40% Powder River Basin sub-bituminous coal.

Posted 304 days ago.

thegreek

FutureGen 2.0, the government-backed but long-stalled carbon capture and storage (CCS) project proposed for Meredosia, Ill., will get about $1 billion in cost-shared federal funding, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Jan. 22. A Record of Decision (ROD) published in the Federal Register marks the DOE’s decision to provide $1 billion of financial assistance to the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, a coalition of coal producers, users, and equipment suppliers. The majority of that funding was appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the ROD notes. The remainder is expected to come from cooperative agreements with the alliance. FutureGen 2.0's estimated total project cost is $1.68 billion. The alliance plans to acquire and upgrade one unit of Ameren Energy Resources’ Meredosia Energy Center, near Meredosia, Ill. The repowered 168-MWe unit will include oxycombustion and carbon capture technologies designed to capture at least 90% of its carbon dioxide e

Posted 304 days ago.

moderation

lts-yes

Posted 307 days ago.

luvthesouth

btw i have a few bus tokens from the old Duke Power company in my collection of baubles.

Posted 308 days ago.

luvthesouth

thegreek, according to wikipedia they were founded in wisconsin in 1890 bit are now headquartered out of irving, texas. are are a major worldwide construction company. duke energy is headquartered in charlotte, n.c. and they are the largest energy company in the united states.

Posted 308 days ago.

thegreek

I thought Flour-Daniels was a subsidary of Duke Energy.

Posted 308 days ago.

luvthesouth

moderation...are they the same or used to be Fluor-Daniels? i have seen them at Procter & Gamble plants.

Posted 308 days ago.

moderation

greek- my mistake. Fluor constructors were the general contractors for both projects.

Posted 309 days ago.

scrappile

Looks like Freedom enterprise s, will be skating free of responsibility from the spill, is this what some mean by deregualtion. Ironically, Billy was boasting about a bill passed to limit the EPA, the same day as the Elk river leak and the Kraton Fishkill leak.The derp quotient is strong in the local federal reps.

Posted 309 days ago.

BeRight

“Figueres added that the deep partisan divide in the U.S. Congress is “very detrimental” to passing any sort of legislation to fight global warming”.

We already have enough regulation for the time being. We are supporting solar and wind. We are killing coal. Shale Gas use is on the rise. These are all steps to take to combat climate change. People seem to forget this and make it sound like we are standing still.

Ford has come out with an aluminum truck to save fuel.

Let’s allow companies and industry catch up to the newest laws.

I think the Chinese and India need to pass some laws as they are the biggest emitters now.

Posted 309 days ago.

scrappile

?Single cinder block was used to contain toxic chemical prior to ... rt****/usa/west-virginia-chemical-emergency-606/ 5 days ago - State inspectors found that the company involved in a major chemical spill in West Virginia had set up a simple cinder block and one 50-pound bag of a safety absorbent powder, ... Those disclosures were filed to the state Department of Military ... But, that is all backwards in lawyer controlled America

Posted 309 days ago.

thegreek

It was the New Source Review Consent Decree that cause the shuttering. Duke built one set of units and PSEG built the other set. The northern states and Ohio hunting clubs and environmental groups sued to have the coal plants shut down. Yes the gas plants are running so hard at times the people of Waterford lose the gas pressure and all gas to their houses for a spell.

Posted 309 days ago.

moderation

"The war on coal is real. Of course the serial liar obama and the demokrats would rather buy oil from terrorist countries and continue spreading our wealth over to people who hate us."said rocker. Clean that coal dust out of your ears and eyes, or maybe just a remedial reading brush-up would suffice.Domestic oil/gas will be king.in America.The sad part is that the Chinese provided a little more than a 1/3 of the up front/ investment money in this boom. I thought you liked the "free market"?

Posted 309 days ago.

moderation

greek- didn't duke energy build two GAS fired generators near Beverly? Aren't the local coal burners being shuttered?Why could this be ... ? I said DUKE ENERGY greek.

Posted 310 days ago.

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Posted 310 days ago.

thegreek

Rocker you are back in fine form.!! Antibiotics are great.

Posted 310 days ago.

Munster, I wondered why I haven't saw your name in the blogs for a while. I thought maybe your union put you to work finally (busts out laughing). Maybe when we get a prez that knows how to get the economy rolling you will finally be back to work...in 3 more years lol.

Posted 310 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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