Wind Turbine Tarragona Spain 5765x3843 by perSona FlickrRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - O próximo Plano Decenal de Expansão de Energia (PDE) 2026, que pode ser publicado no primeiro semestre, terá cenários econômicos mais realistas que os anteriores, afirmou nesta segunda-feira o presidente da Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE), Luiz Barroso.

"O que vai diferenciar da gestão do Maurício (Tolmasquim) para a gestão que a gente está agora... vocês vão ver quando o plano sair, estamos trabalhando agora com cenários econômicos bastante mais realistas", afirmou Barroso.

O novo Plano Decenal, com diretrizes para o setor entre 2017 e 2026, vai prever a contratação de 10 a 15 gigawatts médios no período e focará a expansão em fontes renováveis, como energia eólica, solar, bioenergia e pequenas hidrelétricas (PCHs), além de térmicas.

Em entrevista à Reuters no mês passado, o secretário de Planejamento e Desenvolvimento Energético do Ministério de Minas e Energia, Eduardo Azevedo, havia comentado as mesmas diretrizes.

(Por Marta Nogueira)

Fonte: Jornal Extra

Norwegian fertilizer company Yara has teamed up with Kongsberg to build the world’s first autonomous and zero emissions ship.

worlds first autonomous zero emissions ship e1494414806741 620x330Named Yara Birkeland, the vessel will be the world’s first fully electric container feeder. Initial manned operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, shipping products from Yara’s Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik and Larvik in Norway. Remote operation will commence in 2019, with the vessel expected to be capable of performing fully autonomous operations from 2020.

Under the partnership, Kongsberg will be in charge of development and delivery of all key enabling technologies on Yara Birkeland including the sensors and integration required for remote and autonomous operations, in addition to the electric drive, battery and propulsion control systems. According to the company, its integrated control and monitoring systems are already capable of providing technology for remote and unmanned operations.

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3952Wholesale solar power prices have reached another record low in India, faster than analysts predicted and further undercutting the price of fossil fuel-generated power in the country.

The tumbling price of solar energy also increases the likelihood that India will meet – and by its own predictions, exceed – the renewable energy targets it set at the Paris climate accords in December 2015.

India is the world’s third-largest carbon polluter, with emissions forecast to at least double as it seeks to develop its economy and lift hundreds of millions of citizens out of poverty.

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