Energy

Solar and wind energy will end 2019 at its best

Solar and wind energy are experiencing the best year of the last 4 years, this is what the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. In fact during 2019 will be installed 12% more renewable energy than in previous years. The boost of renewable energies was possible thanks to the boom of...

The Nuclear New Build 2019

The Nuclear New Build 2019 conference took place in London on 11-12 June, bringing together the nuclear industry from the UK and elsewhere. The conference opened with Nuclear Industry Association’s President speech, that highlighted the Nuclear energy advantages compared to wind and solar energy. The nuclear energy is not intermittent...

The importance of cable cars to reshape urban landscapes

Cable cars are able to adorn the country’s mountaintops like garlands. Fernando Simas, a researcher at EPFL’s Urban Sociology Laboratory, thinks that the cable cars could become a popular among city residents and provide much more than just a means of getting around. Simas explores how city residents generally use...

First offshore wind farm in Australia

It’s beginning an exportation activity of the resources for an offshore wind farm about 8/13 kilometers off the Gippsland coast in Victoria, Australia. The Australian first offshore wind farm will built 250 wind turbines that could generate up to 20 percent of Victoria’s electricity needs and feed the power into...

Nuclear energy, a possible alternative?

About 450 nuclear reactors provide about 11 percent of the world’s electricity. The countries generating the most nuclear power are, in order, the United States, France, China, Russia, and South Korea. The most common fuel for nuclear power is uranium, an abundant metal found throughout the world. Mined uranium is processed into U-235,...

Kenya: the first nuclear power plant

Kenya is going to have its first power plant, commissioned by 2027. One of the most difficult challenge for the project’s realization is the lack of skilled personnel in this field: it seems that through Kenya Nuclear Energy Board, the Energy Ministery has been training some of its personnel in...

China and India top of nuclear power growth

Nuclear power production will grow by about 46 percent by 2040, and more than 90% will come from China and India. China added three new reactors to its fleet in 2017, bringing its total number of operating reactors to 41, in this way the Chinese nation has a current nuclear...