The Charging Station - Issue No. 6
Let’s get to this week’s most interesting energy news.
20 years - Duke Energy is seeking a license that would enable the 11 nuclear power reactors the company operates in North Carolina to keep operating for another 20 years beyond their current lifespans. (Neutron Bytes)
3X - Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research (New York Times)
63.9% - The cycle efficiency of GE’s new combined-cycle gas turbine that promises to double the fuel flexibility for generators. GE has shattered its previous record and promises this turbine helps operators prepare for hydrogen as well. (PowerMag)
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Google: Coming Soon to an RTO Near You? - Last month, Google quietly joined the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, its second official membership in a regional transmission organization after having joined the Southwest Power Pool last May. (Greentech Media)
How climate change creates a ‘new abnormal’ for the real estate market -An estimated 300,000 residential and commercial properties will likely face chronic and disruptive flooding by 2045, threatening $135 billion in property damage and forcing 280,000 Americans to adapt or relocate. (Curbed)
How Can California Be Left in the Dark? - The fires in Northern California — and the resulting power blackouts, affecting millions and running for days on end — show just how many nodes of failure Americans are willing to tolerate or even encourage. (Bloomberg)
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