Top Energy Stories:
Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise
Japan’s nuclear crisis verged toward catastrophe on Tuesday after an explosion damaged the vessel containing the nuclear core at one reactor and a fire at another spewed large amounts of radioactive material into the air. More
Black Swan Over Tokyo
This post on the Japanese nuclear crisis focuses on the “Black Swan” theory of philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who wrote a book of the same name focusing on the nature of highly improbably but catastrophic events.
SunEdison awarded solar projects in Ontario
The Ontario Power Authority has awarded Sun Edison LLC, 31Megawatts ac of solar photovoltaic projects as part of Ontario’s landmark Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program. This adds to the 28MW of ground-mount and rooftop solar projects already deployed across Ontario by SunEdison. The Ontario SunEdison projects will generate over 47-million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean energy in the first year of operation and produce over 873 million kWh over 20 years – enough energy to power more than 76,000 average Canadian homes for one year. More
What does it take to secure smart grids?
The increasingly interconnected nature of electric grids and the IT components that manage them are creating new security challenges for smart grid designers. They are faced with integrating networks, appliances, devices, organizations and systems. This makes security the most talked-about aspect of smart grid design. Read what the experts are saying:
Feed-in tariff U-turn dashes solar hopes for small businesses
The budget-strapped UK government is set to cut back on Feed-in-Tariff support for mid and larger scale commercial solar installations, prompting angry responses from investors. The government says it only has enough revenues to support small residential projects. More