NEWSWORTHY

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

Feb 12, 2018

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

Iceland is expected to use more energy "mining" bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes. With massive amounts of electricity needed to run the computers that create bitcoins, large virtual currency companies have established a base in the ...

Japan to set rules for offshore wind power generation

Jan 9, 2018

Japan to set rules for offshore wind power generation

The government plans to set rules to promote wind power generation, which emits only a small amount of carbon dioxide, in Japanese waters, sources said Tuesday. The rules will be specified in a bill the government plans to submit to the Diet during an ordinary ...

Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors

Sep 22, 2017

Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors

With scientists from Western nations finding it difficult to raise enough money to build experimental plants at home, China is becoming the testing ground for a new breed of nuclear power stations designed to be safer and cheaper. China National Nuclear Power Co. this month ...

U.S. lays groundwork for saving coal plants with grid report

Aug 25, 2017

U.S. lays groundwork for saving coal plants with grid report

The Energy Department, in a long-anticipated report on the security of the U.S. electric grid, makes the case for rescuing America's coal industry from widespread plant shutdowns but stops short of the assault on renewable power that environmentalists had feared. The study, commissioned by Energy ...