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News: Archive for August, 2011

No new conditions for Indian Point nuclear plant: NRC | Reuters

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

‘Reuters – A supplemental evaluation of Entergy’s application to continue operating its aging Indian Point nuclear plant outside of New York City did not identify any new license conditions, the U.S. nuclear safety regulator said on Tuesday.’

via No new conditions for Indian Point nuclear plant: NRC | Reuters.

Analysis: Solar shakeout will bring more failures, few deals | Reuters

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

‘Solar subsidy cuts in top markets Italy and Germany prompted a 20 percent drop in the price of solar panels this year, bringing the fast-growing solar industry to a critical tipping point. Even companies that had been stock market heroes find themselves as the walking wounded, struggling to cut costs in a market awash with solar panels.’

via Analysis: Solar shakeout will bring more failures, few deals | Reuters.

U.S. carbon emissions jumped nearly 4 percent in 2010 | Reuters

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

‘(Reuters) – U.S. emissions of the main greenhouse gas rebounded nearly 4 percent last year as factories ran harder while the economy recovered and as consumers boost air conditioning during the hot summer, the government said on Thursday.’

via U.S. carbon emissions jumped nearly 4 percent in 2010 | Reuters.

China to double solar capacity by year end: report | Reuters

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

‘(Reuters) – China will double its solar capacity to around 2 gigawatts (GW) by the end of the year as the world’s largest solar-panel maker ramps up domestic installation, a local paper said on Saturday citing a government-linked think tank.’

via China to double solar capacity by year end: report | Reuters.

Climate scientists shine new light on methane mystery | Reuters

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

‘Atmospheric levels of methane, 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) at trapping heat, stayed steady for two decades to 2006 on wider fertilizer use to grow rice or a surge in natural gas demand, according to two separate studies in the journal Nature.’

via Climate scientists shine new light on methane mystery | Reuters.

Groups step up call for NRC delay after Fukushima | Reuters

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

‘(Reuters) – About two dozen environmental groups launched a volley of legal challenges at nuclear regulators on Thursday in an attempt to stall action to extend the operation of aging reactors and delay construction of more advanced nuclear designs.’

via Groups step up call for NRC delay after Fukushima | Reuters.

Groups step up call for NRC delay after Fukushima | Reuters

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

‘Reuters – About two dozen environmental groups launched a volley of legal challenges at nuclear regulators on Thursday in an attempt to stall action to extend the operation of aging reactors and delay construction of more advanced nuclear designs.’

via Groups step up call for NRC delay after Fukushima | Reuters.