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OPG, Microsoft to work toward net-zero future for Ontario
Ontario Power Generation and Microsoft Canada have formed a partnership aimed at combatting climate change and driving sustainable growth across the province of Ontario, the Canadian utility announced this week.
Under the partnership, Microsoft will procure clean energy credits (CECs) sourced from OPG’s nuclear and hydro assets in Ontario on an hourly basis. (OPG’s nuclear assets include the four-unit Darlington plant and six-unit Pickering facility.) According to the announcement, this will enable Microsoft to advance toward its 100/100/0 by 2030 goal, which commits the software firm to powering its data centers globally with zero-carbon energy, 24/7.
Eike Hohmann, Marlies Luszik-Bhadra, Helmut Schuhmacher, Burkhard Wiegel, Georg Fehrenbacher
Nuclear Technology | Volume 172 | Number 3 | December 2010 | Pages 273-277
Technical Paper | Radiation Protection | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT10-A10935
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Recent developments in accelerator physics have led to new challenges for radiation protection dosimetry. As is well known, the ambient dose equivalent indicated by area monitors in high-energy neutron fields behind shielding is often unreliable. Therefore, it is desirable to measure the spectrum and to do "in-field" calibrations using the spectral information as reference. For this purpose, the PTB NEMUS (an extended-range Bonner sphere spectrometer) was modified with a new active thermal neutron detector based on silver activation capable of measuring in intense pulsed fields with high energies and fluence rates.