Solar: Most promising renewable energy source for Sri Lanka | Daily FT
Solar tiles installed seamlessly on a roof – Pic from Tesla Inc. websiteSri Lanka does not have a credible reputation when it comes to reliable supply of electricity to the masses. The most notable drawback has been the very frequent planned power cuts and intermittent supply failures that have been happening year after year during the last several decades.The other issue is the high cost of electricity compared to the general cost of living. Citizens have been faced with an unreliable electricity supply system at a very unaffordable price for far too long. Sri Lanka’s slow and erratic march t...
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Washington tribes find new energy to vote in 2020 election, pour campaign cash into races
LUMMI NATION — Freddie Lane gathered up T-shirts, posters and signs at the tribal administration building, getting ready for a Native Vote 2020 rally, planned for later this month at Lummi and reservations across the state.All over the get-out-the-vote swag was the image of a woman, stoic and resolute.She is “Lummi Woman,” as the haunting photo made by Edward Curtis in 1899 is called. She was photographed in the midst of historic change after her people in 1855 signed a treaty with the United States, ceding vast swaths of their land. Yet the nation’s first people were the last to receive citiz...
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Promise or Peril? Importing Hydropower to Fuel the Clean Energy Transition
Is renewable energy always sustainable — or just? Today we continue our series looking at the role of Canadian hydropower in helping the U.S. states meet their climate goals. In 1999 a cheering crowd watched as a backhoe breached a hydroelectric dam on Maine’s Kennebec River. The effort to help restore native fish populations and the river’s health was hailed as a success and ignited a nationwide movement that spurred 1,200 dam removals in two decades.The era of building large dams in the United States, which defined so much of the 20th century, is over. The prime spots for development were ce...
US, Germany demand Turkey end 'provocation' against Greece
Washington (AFP) - Turkey's two key Western allies, the United States and Germany, on Tuesday urged it to pull back a ship it has returned to waters contested with Greece, with Washington denouncing the "calculated provocation."The Turkish navy said Sunday that the Oruc Reis exploration vessel was heading back to energy-rich eastern Mediterranean waters between the Greek island of Crete and Cyprus, weeks after it left amid an agreement for talks.In a strongly worded statement, the State Department said the US "deplores" the decision by Turkey and noted that Greece "asserts jurisdiction" over a...
How Deebo Samuel hopes to infuse energy into 49ers' offense with his 'YAC Bros'
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Sometimes virtual Zoom calls with NFL players can be a nap-inducing exercise.Believe it or not, players often speak in monotone, reciting player-speak cliches about taking things one day at a time, having a next-man-up mentality or controlling what they can control.Other times, players can be like Deebo Samuel, whose Zoom call Wednesday required the volume of at least one reporter’s laptop speakers to be turned down because he was so emphatically loud. There were no naps to be had with Samuel behind the microphone.The session started with pleasantries when another reporte...
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The brand-new 2020 BMW X5 xDrive 45e unleashes your inner smart driving spirit while saving energy with electric mode
The brand-new 2020 BMW X5 xDrive 45e unleashes your inner smart driving spirit while saving energy with electric mode Dubbed “The Boss” of X Sport Design, the latest BMW X5 xDrive 45e Plug-in Hybrid compels rapt attention.With its dominant, unrivalled luxury, capacious cabin, and full-on facilities, this futuristic electric sport car will make your daily commute more energy efficient than ever, ready to take you everywhere with its intelligent xDrive system. Now it is ready to bring you another level of driving pleasure.Offering more maximum force and unflagging energy, this powerhouse sport c...
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Renewable player overtakes ExxonMobil in market value
New York (AFP) - After decades of embracing fossil fuels, Wall Street appears to be shifting its allegiance to renewable energy, a sharp turn apparent in the contrasting fortunes of NextEra Energy and Exxon Mobil.Florida-based NextEra, a big player in wind and solar energy, has overtaken the global oil giant as the most valuable US energy company by market value.NextEra's market capitalization has surged to $145 billion compared with ExxonMobil's $142 billion, another emblem of the Texas giant's diminished status after it was bumped this year from the prestigious Dow Jones index after more tha...
Why rest days are important for you
Because we want to be healthy, we make one fitness resolution after another. However, when we finally make it and stick with the regimen, then one may not want to stop, hoping to make up for the years when they flipped on their word. So, they exercise relentlessly.However, working out without allowing your body to rest means it is getting beating after beating without stopping to recoup.Although some fitness regimens call for working out every day, we must remember that our bodies need rest for various reasons.RecoveryWilliam Bisaso, a fitness coach, says during exercise, muscles suffer tears ...
Saudi wind farm’s progress heralds a new era in clean energy
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has moved a step closer to becoming the Middle East’s pace-setter in green energy and sustainability, with the delivery of the first consignment of turbines for a 400-megawatt wind-power plant.Manufactured by the Danish company Vestas, 20 turbines for the $500 million Dumat Al-Jandal wind farm arrived recently at Duba port.Saudi Arabia’s first utility-scale wind-power source, Dumat Al-Jandal is being developed by a consortium led by EDF Renewables of France in partnership with Abu Dhabi-based Masdar. Once operational, it will the largest wind farm in the Middle East.Constru...
In 2050 the world population could live decently with less than 40% of today's global energy
British scientists have built an energy-model to evaluate the global population's needs in terms of energy consumption by 2050. Their study showed that our global energy consumption could be reduced to the levels of the 1960s, when the Earth counted 3 million inhabitants, and still provide a decent standard of living to all. But radical changes would have to be implemented in the meantime.The team of researchers from the University of Leeds published their conclusions in Global Environmental Change. Their scientific model was based upon data and comparisons from 119 countries worldwide. They c...