The fire, put out about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, had been burning since early Wednesday at the plant near New Albany, but no injuries were reported. There were also at least three explosions at JNS Biofuels, formerly known as North Mississippi Biodiesel.
About three weeks ago, a capacity shock nearly caused blackouts during a cold snap – this time, rigorous preparations appear to have paid off: the Texas grid hummed along this morning with ample capacity and reserves, even as early morning Houston temperatures still hover around freezing.
China installed a record 12 gigawatts of solar panels in 2013, almost matching the total amount of solar power in operation in the U.S., and may exceed that in 2014, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
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