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Hybrid Power Plant Burns More Than Coal

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March 29, 2013
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The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in St. Paul, Va. can burn coal from mines, coal left over and biomass, going into the fire as wood chips. The AP's Lee Powell says the utility running the plant is touting its advanced design.


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Brazil: The Solar Project in Florianpolis

Brazil: The Solar Project in Florianpolis

Deutsche Welle (June 17, 2013) Solar power has so far played a minor role in Brazil. But now, with German aid, the country's largest photovoltaic power plant is being installed in the state of Santa Catarina, with a target capacity of 1 megawatt. Until now, only 2.5 MW of Brazil's power portfolio has been covered by solar, less than the 0.01% of the solar power share in Germany. Yet in the Earths largest tropical country, the potential is unlimited.
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China to Become World's Biggest Coal User by 2014

China to Become World's Biggest Coal User by 2014

AFP (Dec. 26, 2012) Chinese coal consumption is forecast to account for more than half of global demand by 2014, with the country also displacing the United States as the biggest coal polluter on a per-capita basis.
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Anger Mounts Over World's First Nuclear Plant to Open Since Fukushima

Anger Mounts Over World's First Nuclear Plant to Open Since Fukushima

France 24 (Dec. 21, 2012) The construction of a nuclear power plant in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu is at the center of a storm. For over a year, the project's been dogged by large scale protests from locals and anti-nuclear activists. As India prepares to inaugurate the plant at the end of the year, the debate - and the protests - have intensified. A small, non-descript fishing village close to the power station has become the focal point of the anger that has gripped the entire region.
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