Energy

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...

The New York State and the wind energy project

The project provides for the construction of an onshore wind farm and related transmission infrastructure, including underground and overhead lines, substations, an operation and maintenance base and related facilities. The proposed wind farm will use up to 48 turbines, the output of which is expected to be enough to supply...

Russian state nuclear company develops small reactors

Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear company, has developed small reactors effectively placed on floats can be assembled quickly, these reactors can be put in a wider range of locations and respond more nimbly to fluctuating supply on power grids that increasingly rely on wind and solar. The Russian design involves...

Wind Energy: the European situation

According to a study by the association WindEurope, in the whole 2018 was expected 3.3 GW of new offshore wind and 10.2 GW of onshore wind. This meant 13.5 GW of new wind capacity in total for the year. Countries like Germany, France, UK continue to drive the market growth:...

Searching for new sources of energy in Ghana: nuclear energy is also evaluated

According to the latest statements it appears that nuclear energy will be one of the main sources of power production by 2029. Ghana has already made several attempts to diversify its energy mix with the introduction of solar sources. Now,  the Ministry of Energy is also thinking about nuclear energy. The government has established a Nuclear Regulatory Authority...

The first wind farm in Serbia

Serbia will soon has its first wind farm, thanks to unexpected financing. The Green for Growth Fund (GGF), a specialized fund to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in East and South Europe, will provide € 32 million to finance wind energy in Serbia. The first Serbian wind farm will be built 50...