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  1. Swiss reject plan to speed up exit from nuclear power

    BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters rejected a plan to accelerate the country's exit from nuclear energy in a referendum Sunday, turning down an initiative that would have forced their government to shut the last plant in 2029. The plan promoted by the Green party would have meant closing three of Switzerland's five nuclear plants next year. Polls ahead of the referendum had shown a tight race, but voters shot down the initiative by 54.2 percent to 45.8 percent. Under Switzerland's direct democracy system, proposals need support from both a majority of the country's cantons (states) and of the national vote to pass. Only six of Switzerland's 26 states backed the nuclear shutdown plan. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the Swiss government adopted a gradualist approach toward transitioning the country to renewable energy by 2050. It said nuclear plants should continue to operate as long as they are deemed safe, but didn't set a precise timetable. The government said it needs time to switch to other sources such as wind, solar and biomass energy. If successful, the initiative would have limited the lifespan of nuclear plants to 45 years and meant the closure next year of the Beznau 1, Beznau 2 and Muehleberg reactors. The newest of the plants, in Leibstadt near the German border, started operating in 1984 and would have had to close in 2029. The nuclear plants currently generate around a third of Switzerland's electricity. "We would have liked to win, that's clear, but 45 percent for 'yes' is a good result," Regula Rytz, the Greens' chairwoman, told SRF television. Her party isn't part of Switzerland's broad coalition government. "The problems haven't been resolved with this referendum Sunday," Rytz said. "We will keep at it on safety, on financial security ... and on expanding renewable energies." A group representing Swiss business, economiesuisse, said in a statement that "a hasty exit from nuclear energy would only have brought disadvantages for Switzerland." It welcomed what it described in a statement as "voters' clear signal for a secure electricity supply and strong domestic energy production." Neighboring Germany took a sharper turn away from nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster in 2011. It plans to shut down its nuclear power plants by the end of 2022. The referendum result "is a disappointment for all who had hoped for clarity on when the last nuclear power station in Switzerland will go offline," Rita Schwarzeluehr-Sutter, a deputy German environment minister, said. Nuclear power is "an outdated model in Switzerland, too," she said, adding that the country has some of the world's oldest reactors and "their days are numbered anyway."

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    Mon, 28 Nov 2016

  2. Nuclear Power: Swiss reject plan to speed up exit from nuclear energy

    Swiss voters rejected a plan to accelerate the country's exit from nuclear energy in a referendum Sunday, turning down an initiative that would have forced their government to shut the last plant in 2029.

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  3. Biomass Energy : Arizona utility to try burning biomass in coal-fired plant

    A utility's coal-fired power plant in eastern Arizona is poised to begin a three-stage experiment to try burning biomass from forest debris along with its normal fuel.

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    Tue, 25 Oct 2016

  4. EIA: Biofuels production drives growth in overall biomass energy use

    New brief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration looks at what’s behind the jump in U.S. biomass energy consumption.

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    Tue, 18 Mar 2014

  1. Biomass Energy : Senate energy bill offers help to biomass industry

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    Wed, 20 Apr 2016

  2. Southern states lead growth in biomass energy electricity generation

    Over the past five years, U.S. electricity generation from biomass across all sectors grew from 56 gigawatthours (GWh) in 2010 to 64 GWh in 2015. Much of this growth occurred in southern states such as Virginia, Florida, and Georgia.

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    Wed, 25 May 2016

  3. Gestamp, Clean Power Development partner to develop biomass energy projects across Northeast

    Gestamp Biomass and Clean Power Development, LLC have announced an agreement to develop, finance, and operate biomass energy projects in the Northeast region of the U.S.

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    Mon, 19 Jul 2010

  4. Biomass energy project construction majority finished

    Engineering firm Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) said a planned $225 million, 37.5 MW biomass energy project in Connecticut has reached substantial completion.

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    Mon, 6 Jan 2014

  5. Connecticut biomass energy project nears end of construction

    Engineering firm Leidos said a planned $225 million, 37.5 MW biomass energy project in Connecticut has reached substantial completion

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    Mon, 6 Jan 2014

  6. Ameresco biomass energy plant uses damaged wood from ice storm

    Ameresco uses storm-damaged timber from major ice storm at its biomass energy facility located in Aiken, South Carolina

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    Wed, 9 Apr 2014

  7. Nineteen biomass projects in 10 states have been chosen by the Western Regional Biomass Energy

    Nineteen biomass projects in 10 states have been chosen by the Western Regional Biomass Energy program to receive almost $1 million in funding. The projects anticipate adding at least $2.14 million in funds from other sources. Western requires winners to at least match the grants dollar-for-dollar.

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    Wed, 1 Jul 1998

  8. MITIE to build second biomass energy centre for Waitrose

    Energy services company MITIE has started work on the trigeneration biomass energy plant which will supply the Waitrose supermarket in Bracknell, England with heat, electricity and chilled water.

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    Fri, 14 Oct 2011

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