Facebook likes solar for New Mexico data centre

A renewable company based in New Mexico has been chosen for a solar project that will power Facebook’s data centre. Affordable Solar is to build a 30MW project for the social network’s data centre in Los Lunas. Construction of the first of three 10MW sites is expected to begin in mid-2017. The project will include […]

Workers exposed to radiation at US nuclear waste site

Thirteen workers have tested positive for radiation exposure following a recent leak at an underground nuclear waste site in the US. All employees working at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in south eastern New Mexico were checked for any external contamination when the leak occurred earlier this month, the US Department of Energy and plant […]

EDF buys first wind project in New Mexico

EDF is increasing its share of renewable energy capacity in the US with the purchase of another wind project. The Roosevelt wind farm is EDF Renewable Energy’s first project in New Mexico and will have a capacity of up to 300MW. The news comes just a few days after the energy firm confirmed it bought […]

Heading to the great rig in the sky

US onshore oil and gas firm Patterson-UTI Energy is retiring 31 drilling rigs this December. While some rig parts may be auctioned, the firm plans to use distribute most to spare parts inventory to support other rigs in the fleet. The firm works in American states such as Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado.

Robot could speed up mining accident response

A robot designed with the help of an Xbox controller and which resembles a Lego figure could help rescue attempts after mining accidents. Researchers at the Sandia Labs in New Mexico say the four foot long, two foot high robot could work its way through 18 inches of water and through poisonous gases to reach […]