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The Real Cause Of Overcapacity: Dud Investments

Originally published on RenewEconomy One of the main arguments proffered by the owners of Australia’s fossil fuel generation fleet against the renewable energy target has been the massive over-capacity on the country’s main National Electricity Market. Show More Summary

A reminder of what has been happening in Mali

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

The reported disappearance of Air Algerie-operated flight AH5017 en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has led to renewed interest in one troubled nation that the plane may have been flying over before it disappeared: Mali. Read full article >>

Obama Prepares To Send National Guard To Texas As Flood Of Immigrant Children Overwhelms US

With America's attention, diverted for the past week to events in the middle east and Ukraine, once again returning to domestic issues, Obama is coming under renewed pressure to address the immigration issues that has gripped the southern states as this will certainly be a hot topic issue during the midterm elections. Show More Summary

National Review Online Editor Endorses "Ex-Gay" Therapy

National Review Online editor-at-large Kathryn Jean Lopez praised an organization that practices discredited "ex-gay" therapy techniques, urging gay men and lesbians to choose the path of "conversion and renewal." In a July 22 review...Show More Summary

Ohio State Football: 3 Players Sure to Surprise at Fall Camp

Coming off back-to-back losses to end the 2013 season, the Ohio State football team is looking for a fresh start, a renewed focus and another run at a national title. That starts in less than two weeks when the team officially reports...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: THE COST OF ADDING SOLAR TO A UTILITY’S OPERATIONS

Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations Mills, et al, October 2013, (Argonne National Laboratory, Berkeley Lab, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation...Show More Summary

Robot cleans desert PV panels – water free

RNE has an article on water free solar power panel cleaning in the desert - Saudi solar robot cleans desert PV panels – water free. A United Arab Emirates company spun out of the nation’s renewed focus on renewable energy has come up with a simple solar panel cleaner designed to clean every panel in its coverage area each day. Show More Summary

Carbon Pricing & Renewables, What Does It All Mean? (CleanTechnica/TalkSolar)

Matthew Stepp is nationally recognized for his work on energy and technology innovation. His current work is focused on carbon pricing. Join TalkSolar host Beth Bond,  as Beth and Matt talk carbon pricing, carbon taxes, fossil fuel subsidies and national policy versus local policy. Show More Summary

Obama Hits Russia With Big Sanctions, Putin Says Relations Near 'Dead End'

last weekNews : Reason

The Obama administration has hit Russia with what Reuters describes as the "toughest" and "most wide-ranging sanctions yet" over the nation's ongoing instigation of instability in Ukraine. In light of renewed bloodshed, President Obama...Show More Summary

SOLAR’S COST TO UTILITIES

Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations Mills, Andrew D., et al, March 2014 (Argonne National Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, National Renewable Energy Lab) “…Because solar PV power output is both variable and uncertain,...Show More Summary

REPORT: Brazil Fires National Football Coach Felipe Scolari

Brazil's football confederation (CBF) will not renew national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's contract, local media reported early Monday, just hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup. Scolari said that he wouldShow More Summary

Chinese State Media Renews Anti-Apple Rhetoric, Calls The iPhone A “National Security Concern”

Apple has faced a fair amount of state-sponsored criticism in China, a market where the prevailing powers have a stated goal of promoting more home-grown network and IT solutions. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s iOS 7 poses...Show More Summary

NatGeo Renews Wicked Tuna For 4th Season, Sets August 17 Start Date For Spinoff ‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’

EXCLUSIVE: National Geographic Channel has ordered a fourth season on its tuna fisherman reality docu series Wicked Tuna. Produced by Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios, the series wrapped its third season in June as the highest ratedShow More Summary

Stop Corrections Corporation of America From Profiting Off Ohio Private Immigrant Prison

Corrections Corporations of America — the nation’s largest private prison company — is bidding to renew its contract for a troubled immigrant detention center in Youngstown, OH. But a new study uncovered insect-infested and overcrowded cells, understaffed medical personnel, and a ‘warehouse and forget’ attitude at for-profit prisons.

Blowhard Trump still dissing Scottish wind turbines that would ruin the view from his golf course

Scotland wants wind turbines like these and other renewables to supply 100 percent of the nation's electricity by 2020. Donald Trump says the turbines are the worst disaster to befall Scotland in its entire history. Over the weekend,...Show More Summary

Skywind mod will re-open Morrowind to the public 'soon'

It's been awhile since we heard from The TES Renewal Project regarding their mission to recreate The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind using the engine of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, but a new trailer reveals that the island nation of Morrowind isn't just...

Microsoft Orders UK's National Health Service To Pay Overdue Licensing Fees; NHS Presses 'Remind Me Later' Button In Response

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

How adorable! The government thinks it's people! The UK's National Health Service is apparently doing what we all do when software starts asking to apply updates or renew licenses: it's hitting the snooze button. But all that snooze tapping has apparently awoken the slumbering giant (to abuse many metaphors…). Show More Summary

NFU’s response to COOL repeal

National Farmers Union (NFU) president Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to renewed efforts by opponents of Country-of-origin labeling (COOL) to repeal the consumer labeling requirements…

TV ratings: 'The Night Shift' rises Tuesday, 'America's Got Talent' steady

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 1, 2014On the heels of its second-season renewal, ratings for "The Night Shift" improved by a good amount week to week -- thanks in part to "America's Got Talent" returning to originals after airing a repeat last week. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: ENERGY EFFICIENCY DEMOS IN PACIFIC PARADISES

Residential Energy Efficiency Demonstration; Hawaii and Guam Energy Improvement Technology Demonstration Project L. Earle and B. Sparn and A. Rutter and D. Briggs, March 2014 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Guam Sustainability Solutions LLC and Naval Base Guam) Executive Summary In order to meet its energy goals, the U.S. Show More Summary

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