May 17, 2020

Nuclear Waste Train Slowed by Protesters in Germany

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Thousands attempt to stop a train of nuclear waste
Police officers detained 1,300 out of an estimated 5,000 sit-in protesters trying to block a train carting nuclear waste from France to Germany Sunda...

 

 

Police officers detained 1,300 out of an estimated 5,000 sit-in protesters trying to block a train carting nuclear waste from France to Germany Sunday.

Those who resisted were temporarily detained, while the rest remained for several hours. A total of 51 officers have been injured since Friday, clashing with groups who hurled stones and fireworks, police told the press. Activists claim around 150 injuries as police broke up protests with batons and tear gas.

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As Germany moves to shutdown all of its nuclear plants by 2022 in light of the nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi power plant in March, the annual shipment of nuclear waste from France has also been a focal point of anti-nuclear advocates. Activists claim the containers and storage facility are extremely unsafe.

Bracing the overnight cold in an attempt to stop the 11 containers of reprocessed nuclear waste from reaching its final destination, thousands chained themselves to the railway tracks Sunday night. Monday morning, police officers were able to remove hundreds of protesters from the railway.

Protesters desperately try to stop the train containing nuclear waste:

While protesters were only able to slow down the transportation of the nuclear waste, their message was heard throughout Europe. Following new laws on carriage of radioactive materials, the shipment is the final of 12 shipments between France and Germany and most likely the last.

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May 4, 2021

Awesense launches digital clean energy marketplace

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The Awesense Marketplace aims to provide a common framework for companies to collaborate towards the future of clean energy and digital transformation

Awesense has launched what it claims is the only energy-focused repository of solutions built to drive the industry's decarbonization agenda.

The Awesense Marketplace aims to provide a common framework for companies to collaborate towards the future of clean energy and digital transformation, uniting applications, solutions and algorithms to solve energy and grid challenges.

Solutions listed on the marketplace cover a range of cases, and launch companies include Doosan GridTech, Kitu Systems, vadiMAP, LO3 Energy, ENGIN, Utilidata, Clir Renewables, ChargeLab, SensorLink, Exeri, Easy SmartGrid, and Athena Power.

“We are welcoming a new era in the decarbonization of energy systems,” said Mischa Steiner, CEO of Awesense. “The goal of achieving a clean energy future requires collaboration amongst key industry players in the utilities and energy sectors. Sharing resources through the Marketplace means that our customers and partners have a truly seamless approach as we work towards our common goal - ultimately, decarbonizing the world’s energy system.”

Utilities, consulting companies, and other organizations struggle to develop solutions that can be scaled across many jurisdictions due to complex data integration and the lack of a standard, open data model. Using the solutions offered throughout the Marketplace, organizations can rapidly accelerate their transition to a decentralized, decarbonized future and develop solutions that are scalable across industry. The platform will open up new revenue streams in areas such as:

  • Distributed energy resource integration and control

  • Electric vehicle charging

  • Demand response and smart-home management

  • Grid services

  • Intelligent asset management

  • Transactive energy

  • Microgrid management

  • Advanced distribution system management

The new marketplace builds on Awesense's Digital Energy Platform, a digital twin based energy analytics platform that allows utilities to scale at the same pace as the rapidly changing technology landscape of the energy grid.

Together, the Open Energy Data Model and the Awesense Marketplace removes hurdles around data mapping and transformation, expedites data preparation and refining, and provides a common framework for companies to collaborate.

“The energy-specific data model allows utilities, technology companies, consulting firms, and other vendors to build solutions that can be easily integrated by other energy companies, to make a real impact on the industry as a whole, and develop new revenue streams for their organizations” said Steiner. “We’re looking forward to seeing the Awesense Marketplace grow as more partners committed to energy decarbonization join us.”

There are no simple solutions to putting the world on a sustainable path to net-zero emissions, according to the IEA. Reducing global CO2 emissions will require "a broad range of different technologies working across all sectors of the economy in various combinations and applications." it notes

Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia formed

Amp Power Australia has established the Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia, a strategic portfolio of large scale integrated Solar PV, Wind and Battery Energy Storage assets located in South Australia. The hub also includes the siting of the Spencer Gulf Hydrogen Energy Ecoplex, forming part of the South Australian Government's Hydrogen Action Plan. 

The portfolio, acquired from EPS, includes three large Solar PV projects totalling over 1.3 GW of generation, located at Robertstown (636 MW), Bungama (336MW) and Yoorndoo Ilga (388MW) with a total BESS capacity of up to 540MW across the portfolio.

Amp's expansion in Australia will include the implementation of Amp X, a proprietary digital energy platform 100% owned by Amp, which provides a diverse portfolio of disruptive and interoperable grid edge solutions, and includes a smart transformer, which enables real-time autonomous management and optimised dispatch of all forms of distributed generation and loads across the grid. 

Palmetto recently opened its marketplace in Arizona, and is now serving 20 states across the country, claiming its proprietary technology, marketplace business model, and consumer mobile application "are all designed to democratize access to clean energy".

 

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