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Japan restarts first nuclear reactor under new safety rules

August 12, 2015 Source: Kyushu Electric Power Co. On August 11, Kyushu Electric Power Company’s 846 megawatt (MW) Sendai Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 became the first reactor to restart after nearly two years with no generation from nuclear power plants in Japan. Following the disaster at Fukushima in 2011, Japan began a temporary shutdown […]

Under sanctions, Iran’s crude oil exports have nearly halved in three years

June 24, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Lloyd’s List Intelligence, Global Trade Information Services, Eurostat, and trade press Note: Values may not add to the total because of independent rounding. Note: OECD is the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In early April this year, Iran and the five permanent members of […]

Efficiency moderates effects of higher electricity prices under proposed Clean Power Plan

June 11, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Republished June 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to clarify expected electricity generation differences in certain regions. EIA’s of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule finds that electricity prices are expected to rise. However, efficiency and price-induced conservation moderate the projected increase in consumer electricity […]

Under the proposed Clean Power Plan, natural gas, then renewables, gain generation share

May 27, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, EIA’s of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan rule shows it would result in major changes in the fuel mix used to generate electricity in the United States. Under the Base Policy case in EIA’s analysis, which uses the as the proposed rule comes into […]

Swaziland: Govt Under Fire Over Oil Deal

The Swaziland Government has committed itself to pay E900 million (US$ 90 million) to a South African company to build an oil storage facility in the kingdom, even though the project was not put out to open tender. Last month (December 2014), the media were excluded from a House of Assembly session where a special […]

Waterjetting 27b – Drilling rock under stress


Last time I opened discussion on the topic of cutting a material that contained high levels of stress. This is a more common situation when working with rock, since – as a general rule of thumb – the vertical stress on a rock increases by 1 psi, for every foot deeper one goes into the […]

Iceland volcanic eruption may be under the ice


The BBC are reporting that small “cauldrons” have appeared on the glacier over the growing dyke of rock that is penetrating upwards in the Bárðarbunga region of Iceland. This suggests that the magma has reached the bottom of the ice, and causing it to melt, with the overlying cap then collapsing into the cavity. Jón […]

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