Updated 7:52 am PDT, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 In this April 29, 2019 photo, a mildly contaminated transfer container stands wrapped and labeled as part of the decommissioning process at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. In January, privately held NorthStar Group Services completed the purchase of Vermont Yankee from New Orleans-based Entergy after federal and state regulators approved the sale of the reactor, closed since 2014. It marked the first permanent transfer of an operating license to a nuclear cleanup specialist for accelerated decommissioning. less In this April 29, 2019 photo, a mildly contaminated transfer container stands wrapped and labeled as part of the decommissioning process at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. In January, ... more Photo: Jessica Hill, AP … [Read more...] about International Energy Agency: nuclear needed for climate goal
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MANILA - A Filipino scientist was recently appointed as one of the directors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday. The DFA said Dr. Jane Gerardo-Abaya was appointed as IAEA's Department of Technical Cooperation Division Director for Asia and the Pacific on Jan. 1. She last held the post of section head at the same division. Abaya is an Austria-based scientist who has been with the IAEA in various capacities since 1994. She has spoken about educating students and teachers about nuclear science and technology and capacity-building in the same area. An expert in applied geology and geothermal hydrology, Abaya finished her bachelor's and master's degrees in geology at the University of the Philippines. She received her PhD in Applied Geology and Geothermal Hydrology from the Universität fuer Bodenkultur in Vienna, Austria in 2004, according to her profile on the … [Read more...] about Pinay scientist named director in Austria-based atomic energy agency
By Christopher Alessi WSJ Fri., Jan. 18, 2019 OPEC OUTPUT DECELERATES, IEA SAYS OPEC substantially lowered its oil production in December, even as the oil cartel’s main production ally, Russia, ramped up output to a new record high, the International Energy Agency said Friday. In its closely watched monthly oil-market report, the IEA said crude output in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries declined last month by 590,000 barrels a day month-on-month to reach 32.39 million barrels a day, its lowest level since July. The drop was driven by Saudi Arabia—the de-facto head of OPEC and the world’s largest crude exporter—where production came down by 420,000 barrels a day, to stand at 10.64 million barrels a day. The reports come as OPEC is beginning to implement fresh production cuts as part of an official agreement reached with a group of partner producers outside the cartel, led by Russia, at the end of last year. But … [Read more...] about OPEC Oil Production Slows, IEA Says—Energy Journal
By Christopher Alessi WSJ Wed., Jan. 16, 2019 Good morning. I’m Christopher Alessi, with today’s energy-market news. Oil prices are taking a breather Wednesday morning, after surging by around 3% the day prior. Prices had been bolstered Tuesday by signals from China—the world’s largest importer of crude—that it plans to stimulate its flagging economy through tax cuts and other measures. OIL PAUSES AFTER SWIFT CLIMB Crude prices edged down Wednesday, even as oil largely held on to strong gains made Tuesday. Brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading down 0.46% at $60.36 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate futures were down 0.84% at $51.67 a barrel. Crude is expected to remain “range-bound” in the coming days, as the market assesses the full impact of production cuts from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies that went into effect at the start of the month, said Olivier Jakob, head of … [Read more...] about Oil Pauses, But Maintains Gains—Energy Journal
By John C. Roper, Staff writer Updated 9:25 pm CST, Sunday, December 16, 2018 Bob Harvey of the Greater Houston Partnership says Houston can leverage oil and gas expertise to take a key role in developing renewables projects such as large-scale offshore wind projects. “That’s kind of where the big bucks are,” he says. less Bob Harvey of the Greater Houston Partnership says Houston can leverage oil and gas expertise to take a key role in developing renewables projects such as large-scale offshore wind projects. “That’s kind of ... more Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer / Staff Photographer Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Bob Harvey of the Greater Houston Partnership says … [Read more...] about Can Houston keep its title as world’s energy capital?