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Image - Dam-Hit Sri Lankans to Get Their Own Bridge on River Kwai

Dam-Hit Sri Lankans to Get Their Own 'Bridge on River Kwai'

Its detonation is one of the most iconic scenes in movie history. Now, 57 years after it was blown to smithereens, authorities in Sri Lanka plan to rebuild the "Bridge on the River Kwai" to assuage the anger among locals over a controversial dam project. While the World War II epic was supposedly set in Japanese-held Burma (present-day Myanmar), it was mostly filmed in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) between 1956 and 1957, less than a decade after independence from Britain. The f...

General News - Aug 29, 2014


Image - Australian PM to Visit India for Potential Uranium Deal

Australian PM to Visit India for Potential Uranium Deal

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday he will visit India next week, where he will reportedly sign an agreement allowing the export of uranium to the nuclear-armed South Asian nation. It will be Abbott's first trip to India since his election a year ago and he said in a statement it would involve visits to New Delhi and Mumbai to "strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries". The prime minister made no mention of uranium, and his offic...

Nuclear - Aug 29, 2014


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Image - Malaysias Petronas Signs $550 M Argentine Shale Deal

Malaysia's Petronas Signs $550 M Argentine Shale Deal

The Malaysian and Argentine state energy firms Petronas and YPF signed a deal Thursday to invest $550 million to develop shale oil in Argentina's massive Vaca Muerta fields, YPF said. Malaysia's Petronas will contribute $475 million of the total investment in the Amarga Chica block, part of a sprawling shale oil and gas find in southwest Argentina that is estimated to contain the equivalent of 27 billion barrels of oil. The two firms signed the deal in Kuala Lumpur after telep...

Oil and Gas - Aug 28, 2014


Image - Spending on Proppants for Unconventional Oil & Gas to Total $8.85bn in 2014

Spending on Proppants for Unconventional Oil & Gas to Total $8.85bn in 2014

The new report now available on ASDReports indicates that total spending on of proppant, will be $8.85bn in 2014. The continually expanding unconventional oil and gas markets are the key underlying factor for the proppants market over the next 10 years. To exploit these resources hydraulic fracturing (fracing) is employed; a process in which formations are fractured under high pressure and proppant pumped into the created fissures. The use of this method, combined with horizontal multi-stage ...

Oil and Gas - Aug 29, 2014


Image - Offshore Wind Farm DanTysk: the Last Wind Turbine is Erected

Offshore Wind Farm DanTysk: the Last Wind Turbine is Erected

Yesterday, with the installation of the last of 80 turbines an important milestone is reached for the DanTysk offshore project: In the wind farm, erected by Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) 70 km west of the island of Sylt, eighty Siemens wind turbines in the 3.6 megawatt (MW) class were constructed, with a maximum rotor tip height above sea level of just under 150 metres. Vattenfall began erecting the first wind turbine in mid-April this year. The installation of the 80 turbi...

Wind - Aug 28, 2014


Image - Physicists Observe the Creation of Solar Energy for the First Time Ever

Physicists Observe the Creation of Solar Energy for the First Time Ever

For the first time in the history of solar research, scientists have successfully measured solar energy at the instant of creation inside the sun. In the Gran Sasso underground laboratory, physicists of the Borexino Collaboration are for the first time ever directly observing the neutrinos created during the fusion of two hydrogen nuclei and the resultant production of heavy hydrogen. The researchers, including physicists from the Technische Universität München (TUM), are presenting...

Solar - Aug 28, 2014


Image - SPI Solar Announces EPC Agreement for 30 MW PV Project

SPI Solar Announces EPC Agreement for 30 MW PV Project

SPI Solar (“SPI”) (SOPW:OTCBB), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd. (“Xinwei”), has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) agreement with Zhongwei Hengji Weiye Photovoltaic Power Co., Ltd. for the construction of a 30 megawatt project (MW) in Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China. “We are pleased to announc...

Solar - Aug 28, 2014


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Image - GE Study: Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

GE Study: Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

Today, at the CIGRE Session 45 in Paris, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency. The study, which was sponsored by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, modeled the country’s Eastern Interconnection—one of the largest electrical systems in the world—and determined that when equipped with the appropriate modern plant controls, wind applications can substantially enhance...

Wind - Power Generation, Smart Grids - Aug 27, 2014