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October 15 Energy News

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Opinion:

¶ “Clean energy provides jobs boom in state” • Clean Energy Economy Minnesota released an analysis showing that Minnesota gained 2892 clean energy jobs over the last year, a growth rate almost four times faster than the rest of the economy. The clean energy sector now employs over 57,000 people across the state. [St. Cloud Times]

Solar array in Ramsey, Minnesota seeded with a pollinator
habitat by Prairie Restorations, Inc (Photo: Courtesy of PRI)

¶ “Balance of power: Shift toward renewable energy appears to be picking up steam” • Japan introduced a feed-in tariff system after meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Now, despite the power of the political and economic “nuclear village,” people in government and industry are increasingly embracing renewable energy. [The Japan Times]

Science and Technology:

¶ Scientists constantly research materials that might catalyze a revolution in renewable energy harvesting and…

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Does a Warming Planet Reallly Need More Coal? #StopAdani — jpratt27

Australia Debates: Does Warming Planet Really Need More Coal? By JACQUELINE WILLIAMS October 14, 2017 Australia Debates: An enormous expansion at Abbot Point, Australia’s most northern deep water coal port, is planned as part of a controversial mining project. David Maurice Smith for The New York Times ABBOT POINT, Australia — In a desolate corner […]

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Astravets-Belarus Nuclear Power Station Is an Economic “Bomb” Says Lithuanian Foreign Minister; Discusses Russian Zapad Military Exercises and More

By Charter97.org: “Linas Linkevičius: Astravets NPP Is an Economic “Bomb” 9.10.2017, 10:53 LINAS LINKEVIČIUS The Lithuanian Foreign Minister gave an exclusive interview to Charter97.org. Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius answered questions of editor-in-chief of Charter97.org Natallia Radzina. – Mr. Minister, for the third year Lithuania lives with euro. At the same time, a […]

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Russian Gov’s Rosatom May Buy Up Belarus Nuclear Power Station Contractor Best Known For Dropping the Reactor Pressure Vessel

Comment: If Belarus can’t think of anything better to do with this region than to hand it over to Russia to destroy with routine nuclear discharges and a possible nuclear disaster, then they should give it back to Lithuania. Astraviets, the location of the Belarus nuclear power station, belonged to the Grand Dukes of Lithuania […]

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France and Russia Compete In Attempts to Destroy Europe with Defective Nuclear Reactors; US Hell-Bent to Nuclear Auto-Destruct Too Thru a Combo of Ignorance and Malice

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Nuclear regulators who are failing to do their jobs need to take notice of Japan: https://nuclear-news.net/2017/10/10/fukushima-district-court-finds-national-government-and-tepco-responsible Just because in most countries the nuclear industry has limitations on civil liability for nuclear disasters doesn’t mean that there won’t be criminal liability, especially for the government regulators who fail to do their jobs. Plenty of evidence for criminal liability based on willful criminal negligence can be found in our blog, alone. And, for lack of time, our blog hasn’t even touched on so many of their crimes. In particular, US NRC Commissioners Svinicki and Burns can expect to be held criminally liable for blocking NRC staff from keeping the public safer (e.g. Blocking (repeated) staff attempts to address the open phase problems, which afflict all but one US nuclear power station, in a more timely manner. The problem has been admittedly known since 2012.) Some staff may be held criminally negligent on…

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Hyperloopy

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hqdefault (1) Musk gives a technical briefing on his latest big idea

I recently looked at the hyperloop system proposed by SpaceX founder Elon Musk and highlighted a number of problems with the proposed system, notably its likely very high costs, the technical challenges involved in building it, the barf enduing ride and the safety issues. Recently vlogger Thunderf00t (aka Phil Mason) paid the hyperloop prototype track a visit and I thought it would be interesting to review some of his findings.

Firstly he noted that several of the brackets on the hyperloop system are absent and levelling rubber pads have been used here and there to prop up the brackets that remain. He also got out a thermal imaging camera and noted a temperature variation between the top and bottom of the tube. I suspect these two factors are related. Basically the tube is buckling due to the differential…

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October 14 Energy News

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Science and Technology:

¶ Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder recruited 20 sedentary volunteers to ride electric bicycles to work at least three times a week for a month. The riders were free to choose the level of assist they preferred, but each trip had to take at least 40 minutes. After one month all of the riders showed measurable health benefits. [CleanTechnica]

Researchers demonstrating pedal electric bicycle in Boulder
(Photo: Sydney Chinowsky | University of Colorado Boulder)

World:

¶ In March of this year, Paris suffered through a period of intense smog, during which the air over the city was dirtier than the air over Beijing. The city has since made a series of moves to reduce pollution from vehicles. Now it is considering a plan that seeks to remove all gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles from its streets by 2030. [CleanTechnica]

¶ The state-owned Petroleum…

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Offshore Louisiana: LLOG Exploration Estimates Quantity as 7,950 to 9,350 Barrels

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At least oil spills can be seen, unlike the legal and illegal lethal discharges from nuclear power stations and the entire nuclear fuel chain. http://www.makeradiationvisible.org

BP Oil Spill 2010: Dr. Brian Stacy, NOAA veterinarian, prepares to clean an oiled Kemp’s Ridley turtle. (Photo: NOAA and Georgia Dept of Natural Resources)

BSEE Responds to Oil Release in the Gulf of Mexico
10/13/2017
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to a report from LLOG Exploration Offshore, LLC of an oil release from subsea infrastructure in 4,463 feet water depth in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 40 miles southeast of Venice, La.

The offshore oil and gas operator, LLOG Exploration Offshore, LLC reported to BSEE that production from the field that flows through the subsea infrastructure is shut-in at this time. The release of oil has ceased. A sheen was observed and reported through…

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