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Japan’s power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles 22.10.2014 FirstPost: World

TOKYO (Reuters) - After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices. But a first crucial phase of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan - to set up a national grid company to allow new suppliers to sell electricity to the residential sector - has been watered down so much that even people directly involved in creating or running the body say it will not have enough power to succeed

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Qwikipedia 21.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
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Turbine snag delays restart of power generation 21.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Turbine snag delays restart of power generation
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Ismail Ali Khan to head Telangana Electricity Regulatory Commission 21.10.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Telangana government has appointed former director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) Ismail Ali Khan as the chairman of the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC).
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Ismail Ali Khan to head Telangana Electricity Regulatory Commission 21.10.2014 New Kerala: Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, Oct 21 : Telangana government has appointed former director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) Ismail Ali Khan as the chairman of the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC).
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Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for ''nuclear refugees'' 21.10.2014 Zee News : World
Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a "godsend" that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town.
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Kudankulam power generation put on hold after technical snag 21.10.2014 deccanherald.com
In a major setback to commencing its commercial operations, power production was stopped at the first atomic power unit at Kudankulam due to a technical snag in the turbine process. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) had planned to start commercial operations of the first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) by the end of this October. "The unit has been shut down to inspect turbine and its associated components before putting it for commercial operation. Maintenance activities are in progress before the unit is expected to be back in service. Some components of the turbine need to be replaced for which action has been initiated," R S Sundar, site director, KNPP said. He said the first unit is expected to be back in service in six to eight weeks. However, NPCIL sources said that during the power generation process, the turbine blades were damaged due to a technical problem inside the turbine. KNPP Unit 1 turbine has been operated for 4,701 hours so far and generated ...
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Getting under the skin of the solar enigma 20.10.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Last month, the Borexino experiment with a large detector located deep underground at the Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy reported spectral observations of so-called pp neutrinos, demonstrating that 99 percent of the power emitted by the Sun is generated by the proton-proton nuclear fusion reactions at the solar core. It was just 75 years ago, when Hans Bethe, Von Weizsacker and others, in 1939, showed by calculation of nuclear reaction rates that the fusion of hydrogen to helium via the pp cycle releases the required energy to power the Sun's enormous radiation. Kelvin and Helmholtz suggested that the Sun releases energy by slow gravitational contraction, but even if it had contracted from infinite size to its present radius, the energy would have lasted hardly thirty million years, too short by geological time scales. Laws of energy Sun is predominantly composed of lighter elements like hydrogen and it became clear that nuclear reactions converting hydrogen to helium at the hot solar core could provide ...
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Extending lives of nuclear reactors by decades 20.10.2014 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Prospects for building new nuclear reactors may be sharply limited, but the owners of seven old ones, in Pennsylvania, Virginia and South Carolina, are preparing to ask for permission to run them until they are 80 years old. Nuclear proponents say that extending plants' lifetime is more economical — and a better way to hold down carbon dioxide emissions — than building new plants, although it will require extensive monitoring of steel, concrete, cable insulation and other components. But the idea is striking even to some members of the nuclear establishment. At a meeting of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in May, George Apostolakis, a risk expert who was then one of the five commissioners, pointed out that if operation were allowed until age 80, some reactors would be using designs substantially older than that. "I don't know how we would explain to the public that these designs, 90-year-old designs, 100-year-old designs, are still safe to operate," he said. "Don't we need more convincing ...
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Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change, according to new study 20.10.2014 DNA: Evolutions
Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change, according to new study
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Citing illness, CEO of France's Areva steps down 20.10.2014 Sify Finance
The CEO of French nuclear manufacturer Areva is stepping down, saying an unspecified illness has left him unable to do the work.
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Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change 20.10.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, Oct 20 : In a new study, scientists have found that natural gas alone was not enough to slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
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Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant shut down for 6 to 8 weeks 20.10.2014 Zee News : States
Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant's first unit was today shut down for six to eight weeks after a "minor" problem was detected in its turbine generator which had a run for over 190 days.
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BGR Energy secures Rs 250 crore order 20.10.2014 News
BGR Energy Systems Limited, a leading EPC and BoP company has received orders worth Rs 250 crore in the electrical sub-stations segment of its Electrical Projects Divison. Chennai-based BGR Energy's Electrical Projects Division (EPD) have secured ...
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Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change 20.10.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
In a new study, scientists have found that natural gas alone was not enough to slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
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Technical snag hits Kudankulam; Unit 1 shut down 20.10.2014 Hindu: National
The first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was on Monday shutdown due to a “minor problem” in its turbine generator which has been in operation for just over 190 days even as offici...
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Major Turbine Problem at Koodankulam N-plant 20.10.2014 newindianexpress.com
A major problem in the first atomic power unit's turbine at Koodankulam has caused uncertainty on its early commissioning, said a source.
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While Didcot B burned, renewable energy powered on 20.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Fire at Oxfordshire power station is a reminder of the energy security risks of centralised fossil fuel power and that all energy sources suffer from intermittency

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Kundankulam n-plant out of action due to turbine problem 20.10.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
A major problem in the first atomic power unit's turbine at Kudankulam has put the unit out of action for around six-eight weeks, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said Monday.
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Kundankulam n-plant out of action due to turbine problem 20.10.2014 New Kerala: India News
Chennai, Oct 20 : A major problem in the first atomic power unit's turbine at Kudankulam has put the unit out of action for around six-eight weeks, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said Monday.
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