Monthly Archives: July 2010

Oil: the pulse of our society

All hail oil! Make no mistake, whatever progress humanity has managed to pull in the last 50 years or so is due to the abundance and widespread availability of black gold. No such things as mass transport, building, Information Technology, … Continue reading

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BP posts $17bn loss, CEO Tony Hayward quits

Tony Hayward, Chief Executive Officer of BP is to be replaced by Bob Dudley, the U.S. executive managing the company’s response to the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “I believe that it is not possible for the company to … Continue reading

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Vestas wins record 570MW bid on massive California wind project

Giant wind turbine producer Vestas received its largest order ever of wind turbines for a single site. 190 V90-3.0 MW turbines will be delivered to Terra-Gen’s Alta Wind Energy Center near Tehachapi, California, USA. The order – to be delivered … Continue reading

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Italy: breakthrough CSP “Archimede” plant unveiled by Enel in World’s First

On 14 July 2010 the Italian utility Enel unveiled “Archimede”, the first Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in the World to use molten salts for heat transfer and storage, and the first to be fully integrated to an existing combined-cycle … Continue reading

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