Energy

Narendra Modi: India’s fastest-growing clean energy sector hits an air pocket in new worry for Modi

ReGen Powertech Pvt., one of India’s top five wind turbine makers, last month shuttered a factory in the northwest city of Udaipur and laid off workers, signaling challenges roiling the nation’s wind turbine manufacturers as they adjust to an auction system that’s throwing into doubt how much wind energy gets built. “We all have extra capacity so it was a ...

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Fix up Clean Energy Target mess, say Origin and EnergyAustralia

The Turnbull government needs to end the impasse over the Clean Energy Target or risk an investment drought in the energy sector which will drive up prices even further, according to two of Australia’s biggest energy companies. As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg prepare to unveil their own new energy target which will focus on base-load ...

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Women from low-income households get energy conservation lessons

Women from low-income households get energy conservation lessons Friday, September 15, 2017 ‘); } else { $(“.fotorama-caption”).addClass(“remove_caption”); } }) .fotorama(); Approximately 60 women from low-income households are now better equipped to reduce energy usage in their homes. The women, who participated in two household energy conservation and efficiency workshops last month, now understand the value of energy conservation and efficiency, ...

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Energy Firms Battle Startups to Wire Europe’s Highways for Electric Cars

But Tesla, Porsche and BMW are now making battery-powered cars with enough range to drive across countries. Daimler and Volkswagen also announced plans on the eve of this week’s Frankfurt motor show to accelerate their shift to electric cars. Charging infrastructure remains nowhere near it needs to be. “Where is the network of charging points that will be required? Indeed ...

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Synergy boss savages MPs over energy policy tinkering

The chairman of State-owned power utility Synergy has savaged Federal politicians for failing to sort out Australia’s energy policy, saying it was hurting households as well as the economy. As Synergy posted a $12.6 million loss caused by falling electricity and gas sales and writing off retiring plant, Lyndon Rowe lashed out at what he says are self-inflicted mistakes by ...

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Solar farm north of Bend to provide green energy

Solar farm taking shape BEND, Ore. – A new solar farm is nearing completion in Deschutes County, near Highway 97 between Bend and Redmond. The 95-acre solar farm project site is set to generate nearly 10 megawatts of power for the area, and officials say that is enough for 1,500 homes. The project, which began back in April of 2016, is slated to ...

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California’s major clean-energy bill stuck in committee

SACRAMENTO — With the clock ticking down on California’s 2017 legislative session, and a logjam on Thursday still holding up major votes on affordable housing and energy, environmentalists were fighting to push loose a signature climate-change bill that appeared to be hopelessly stuck in committee. Senate Bill 100, a groundbreaking measure that would commit the state to producing 100 percent of its ...

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How to measure a molecule’s energy using a quantum computer

While BeH2 is the largest molecule ever simulated by a quantum computer to date, the considered model of the molecule itself is still simple enough for classical computers to simulate exactly. This made it a test case to push the limits of what our seven qubit processor could achieve, further our understanding of the requirements to enhance the accuracy of ...

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New supernova analysis reframes dark energy debate

Dark energy is usually assumed to form roughly 70% of the present material content of the Universe. However, this mysterious quantity is essentially a place-holder for unknown physics. Current models of the Universe require this dark energy term to explain the observed acceleration in the rate at which the Universe is expanding. Scientists base this conclusion on measurements of the ...

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