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Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2011’

  • Brennende is er Norges ukjente formue

    Norge har enorme ukonvensjonelle gassreserver. Nå kan to norske forskere ha løst gåten om hvordan man kan produsere naturgass fra “isen som brenner”. Dagens Næringsliv, Espen Bjerke, Publisert: 29.11.2011 – 11:54 Oppdatert: 29.11.2011 – 14:36 Forskere ved Universitetet i Kiel tenner på en klump gasshydrat …

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  • Reducing Offshore Wind Energy Costs with Floating-axis Wind Turbines (South Korea)

    Following Japan’s decision to reduce its reliance on nuclear power after the problems at Fukushima in March, wind power is one prospective replacement. Since the nation has only a limited amount of flat land or shallow water available for installing kit, researchers have turned their …

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  • Japan’s economy; Whose lost decade?

    Japan’s economy works better than pessimists think—at least for the elderly Nov 19th 2011 | TOKYO | The Economist   The doctor says my structural pessimism is getting better  THE Japanese say they suffer from an economic disease called “structural pessimism”. Overseas too, there is …

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  • Japan, S Korea In Talks On Cooperation Over LNG, LPG Supply, Purchases

    TOKYO (Dow Jones)–Japan and South Korea have started talks on possible cooperation to secure the supply of liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas and lower the prices of the resources, a Japanese government official said Monday. “Japan and South Korea together represent more than …

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  • Mitsubishi to Unveil Blueprint of 7MW Offshore Wind Turbine (UK)

    Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe (MPSE) is to unveil the blueprint of their game changing offshore wind turbine, which could be the world’s largest when manufactured. The SeaAngel™ turbine – featuring unique hydraulic technology developed in Scotland – will have a minimum generating capacity of 7MW …

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  • Renewables Could Supply 40% Of Power In Japan: Report

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Japan has the potential to generate nearly 40% of its electricity from solar, wind and geothermal energy, according to estimates prepared for the government’s Energy and Environment Council. But the projections, which were presented at a meeting Friday, are likely to cause controversy for …

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  • Viking Lady blir sjøens Prius

    Skipet som går på LNG og lager strøm med brenselcelle, tar enda et miljøskritt og blir hybrid.  (Teknisk Ukeblad 22-11-2011) Kort fortalt skal det installeres en batteripakke om bord. Den lades opp av brenselcellen og av gassmotorene. Optimalisert Dermed kan skipet minske drivstofforbruket og utslippene …

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  • Japanese Govt to review energy law / Edano calls for ways to reduce usage, increase efficiency

    Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano said in a recent interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun the government would soon start working on a drastic review of the Energy Conservation Law. Taking lessons from power shortages this summer, the review will seek to lower maximum …

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  • IHI, Toshiba, Mitsui Team On Ocean Current Power Generation

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–IHI Corp. (7013), Toshiba Corp. (6502) and Mitsui & Co. (8031) have joined forces to develop a business around generating power from ocean currents, tapping the kinetic energy of the Kuroshio current that flows past Japan to spin underwater turbines. The idea is to …

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  • METI To Push Private Power Generation With Deregulation

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will relax the rules governing wholesale electricity sales by businesses other than established utilities as part of efforts to promote such supplies. A total 53.73 million kilowatts is privately generated nationwide. But under the current setup, the …

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