Texas Solar Project Sold to CIP

LCG, July 31, 2020—An affiliate of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has completed purchase of a 350 MW solar photovoltaic project near the Houston metro area from Solar Plus Development Inc. and Avondale Solar.

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PG&E and Tesla Commence Construction on the Moss Landing Battery Energy Storage System

LCG, July 30, 2020--PG&E and Tesla have commenced construction of the 182.5-MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) at PG&E's electric substation in Moss Landing in Monterey County, California.

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Nuclear Regulator Apologizes for Tokaimura Accident

LCG, July 10, 2000--Japans Nuclear Safety Commission apologized in a report submitted to the cabinet Friday for the accident last September that took two lives at the Tokaimura nuclear fuel processing plant 75 miles northeast of Tokyo.Two workers died and a third was badly injured as a result of radiation exposure that occurred when they inadvertently started a nuclear chain reaction. The three had been using ordinary buckets to mix uranium and nitric acid in an unprotected tank. One of them said they were using the shortcut to save time.The commissions report blamed a lack of safety culture for the accident, and took responsibility for not establishing such a culture.We deeply regret that the commission could not fulfill its duties, and we feel tremendous responsibility over being unable to respond to the publics trust, the report said.The commission was more than willing to share the blame with the plants operator, Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute. JCN, it pointed out, had instituted procedures not authorized for nuclear installations and then had not even followed its own procedures.
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