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  1. NRC Opposes European Moves to Tighten Nuclear Safety Post-Fukushima

    Belgiums top nuclear regulator and an independent corrosion expert say all nuclear pressure vessels should be inspected after flaws are detected at two Belgian power plants. The NRC is unmoved.

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  2. Storing Solar Energy: A great idea caught on contested ground

    Combining solar power systems with energy storage promises cost-savings and value enhancements achievable for both technologies, but in key states utilities' protection of their bottom lines is getting in the way

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  3. European Grid Operators 1, Solar Eclipse 0

    Months of preparation paid off today for Europe's transmission system operators as their grids rode out a solar eclipse causing multi-gigawatt solar power swings

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  4. A Pumped Hydro Energy-Storage Renaissance

    Storage plants built for nuclear power are being revamped for wind and solar

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  5. Solar Eclipse Will Test European Power Grids

    A solar eclipse across Europe next Friday will slash generation from solar power plants. Grid operators are pulling out the stops preparing for both massive power supply swings and abnormal power consumption.

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  6. Censors Take On China's Silent Spring Moment

    Chinese journalist Chai Jing's viral doca damning indictment of toothless environmental enforcement -- was taken down by Chinese government censors

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  7. EPA Coal Cuts Light Up Washington

    At FERCs technical meeting on EPAs plan to stub coal powers carbon footprint, sparks fly over the yawning divide between anxious coal-dependent states and believers in clean energy

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  8. Will Shuttering Coal Plants Really Threaten the Grid?

    Grid studies claiming EPA's coal power rule could destabilize transmission systems amount to "garbage" science, according to renewable energy advocates

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  9. Hoovering Up CO2 with CCS-equipped Biomass Power Plants

    Detailed modelling shows that biomass power plants equipped to capture their CO2 emissions can render Western North America's grid carbon-negative by 2050

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  10. Could Europe's New Grid Algorithm Black-out Belgium?

    A "flow-boosting" upgrade to Europe's power market algorithms, years in the making, is delayed again amid concerns that it could aggravate grid reliability problems.

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