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  • Zero-Subsidy Renewables Promise a Reckoning for Old-Order Utility Industry

    first_imgZero-Subsidy Renewables Promise a Reckoning for Old-Order Utility Industry FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:Renewable energy technologies are upending the century-old, centralized business model that that utilities have used to grow. The cost of electricity from offshore wind farms, once one of the most expensive forms of green energy, is expected to slide by 71 percent over the next two decades, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Solar, once so costly it only made sense in spaceships, now competes with coal and even natural-gas plants on cost.“I do think we’re experiencing the slowest trainwreck in history,” Steven Martin, chief digital officer at General Electric Co.’s energy connections unit, said at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference that finishes on Tuesday in London. “We’re going to reach some point where the marginal cost of energy is zero.”Earlier this year, Germany shocked the renewable energy industry by handing out contracts to developers willing to build offshore wind farms without subsidy. Spain has also seen zero subsidy tenders, according to Starace, who said he expects the trend to go global after beginning in Europe.The trend to zero subsidy is clear, and that beefs up competition leading to consolidation in the market, said Leonhard Birnbaum, chief operating officer at the German utility EON SE.“The party is over now, and not everybody can make money,” he said at the summit. “In the future, only the good performers can make money. The rest won’t be able to cover their cost of capital.”More: Utilities Line Up to Profit From ‘Slowest Trainwreck’ in Historylast_img read more

  • Organized Crime Worth $870 Billion Worldwide

    first_imgBy Dialogo October 17, 2012 It is important that in the assessment of the Executive Director of the UNODC it is added the damage to the environment caused by criminals of drug trafficking with supplies such as precursors and other chemicals to process drugs. In addition, also calculate the costs for damage to the environment caused by chemicals utilized by the authorities to destroy the crops, and the costs in human lives to combat, control and penalize the criminals of drug trafficking, together with the costs involved to assist in prevention and care to consumers. All of this surely exceeds the amount of two billion dollars. This is the result in the world without the fear of God. International organized crime is worth $870 billion, the head of the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on October 15, urging greater coordination in fighting it. “We are able to quantify the cost of transnational organized crime,” UNODC executive director Yury Fedotov told a crime conference in Vienna. “But we cannot calculate the misery and suffering caused to millions of people by these illicit activities,” he added. The perpetrators are “smart, sophisticated and largely opportunistic,” he said, calling for better international cooperation to tackle highly mobile organized crime groups. Some 800 ministers and civil society representatives are attending the week-long conference on transnational crime in the Austrian capital.last_img read more

  • Indonesia counts on Christo in Davis Cup matches against Kenya

    first_imgWith no track record of encounters between the two teams, Kenya’s nonplaying captain Rosemary Owino praised the opposing side as a strong team, adding that her team would do its best to save the chance to advance to the World Group I.In terms of individual rankings, Kenyan players stand in the top 2000 in singles and doubles. Indonesia’s sole player with an ATP singles ranking is David Agung Susanto, who stands at 1346. Meanwhile, Christo is ranked at 80 in doubles.In the current Davis Cup ranking, Kenya is in 63rd place, just ahead of Christo and his teammates in 65th position. The winner of the match will play against the losing nation of World Group I play-offs to determine which one advances to Group I.The loser must fight to stay in World Group II by winning the regional Group III competition in the middle of this year.Topics : Indonesian tennis will rely heavily on its ace Christopher “Christo” Rungkat to lead them to victory in the Davis Cup World Group II play-off against Kenya in Jakarta on Friday and Saturday.Christo, who recently made history by becoming the first Indonesian male player to win an ATP tour title, will power up the team alongside another seasoned player, David Agung Susanto, and two juniors, M. Rifqi Fitriadi and Gunawan Trismuwantara. It will be the first meeting between the two teams in the new format of the Davis Cup, which no longer categorizes countries based on regional zone.Even though Christo focuses on playing doubles, Indonesia’s nonplaying captain, Febi Widhiyanto, said on Wednesday that he might deploy him to play a singles match against Kenya. The last time Christo competed in the singles category at an international tournament was in the 2018 ATP Challenger Tour in Busan, South Korea. “In the current composition, all the players [we have] can play [both singles and doubles]. Since I have no idea about the strength of Kenya, this will be quite tough,” he said.“I hope that I can deploy Christo in singles, but I cannot force him, since he has been focusing on playing doubles. But, he’s still the best [we’ve got],” he added.Febi went on to say that Christo was crucial for the team as he could boost other players’ confidence, while denying that the team was overly dependent on the 30-year-old.“We need a leader. Christo is a leader figure. Even if he does not play, the atmosphere will be different as he sits there with the team,” he said.last_img read more

  • Cecil’s Slice of Pie opens in downtown Greensburg

    first_img???Greensburg, In. — Cecil’s Slice of Pie has opened in downtown Greensburg at 105 North Broadway Street. The store is open Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call 812-222-0069. Additionally, the owners are interested in hiring experienced cooks and kitchen workers. Here is a link to their Facebook page.last_img