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Levelized cost comparisons help explain value of various electric generation technologies

June 3, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Costs reflect utility-scale systems and include federal tax incentives for renewables as applicable in 2020 under current law. IGCC is integrated gasification combined cycle; CCS is carbon capture and sequestration. Capacity additions reflect electric power sector additions only, and include planned capacity already under construction as […]

Nigeria: Kolo Creek Oil Spill – Help for Affected Bayelsa Farmers

The Bayelsa Government said on Thursday that it would assist farmers whose farmlands were affected by the April 15 oil leak from Shell oil field in Otuasega community. The Bayelsa Commissioner for Environment, Mr Iniruo Wills, in a NAN report from Yenagoa said that the government would ensure that the impacted areas were cleaned up […]

Africa: Geothermal Energy Can Help Developing Countries Boost Food Security – FAO

A new report released today by the United Nations agricultural agency says that the heat energy generated by the earth’s core can be used for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing in developing countries. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report says that geothermal energy can help prevent the huge post-harvest currently faced by […]

Africa: New Software to Help World Go Green

By Jan Piotrowski New software could help the world go green efficiently – while minimising environmental damage. Called SWITCH, the tool was presented by a team from the US-based University of California, Berkeley, at the International Alliance of Research Universities’ Sustainability Science Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark on 23 October. The program determines the most efficient […]

Waterjetting 26b – Jet positions to help bit cutting


The addition of a high-pressure waterjet to the leading edge of a sharp tool can make a considerable difference to the performance of that tool. I have discussed this a little in two earlier posts, the first of which was an introduction to the topic, and the second highlighted the problems of getting the nozzle […]

Congo-Kinshasa: Secret Payments and Violence Help UK Firm Open African National Park to Oil

press release British oil company Soco Internationaland its contractors havemade illicit payments, appear to have paid off armed rebels and benefited from fear and violence fostered by government security forces in eastern Congo, as they sought access to Africa’s oldest national park for oil exploration. The shocking behaviour of one of the UK’s 200 largest […]

Libya: Libya Says Italy to Help Fight Depot Blaze


Photo: A scene of clashes in Benghazi, Libya. Libya says seven fire-fighting planes are being sent by Italy and the Italian energy giant ENI to douse the inferno at a Tripoli oil depot. Fighting between militias nearby has prompted more residents to flee. Tunisian media said Tuesday that thousands of Libyans had crossed into Tunisia […]

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