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Delay in launch of solar power project sparks resentment.

Delay in launch of solar power project sparks resentment...

- MENAFN - JO

Malta's first solar farm is almost complete.

Works on the government's first solar farm for households lacking roof access and therefore unable to invest in photovoltaic panels is at an advanced stage. The €1.46 million project, which will cater for up to 370 families, is based at the Fiddien water reservoir in the limits of Rabat, which has a footprint of two ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Could Clean Energy Spark A Mineral Boom?.

A new World Bank report released today highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals and metals. Using wind, solar, and energy storage batteries as key examples of low-carbon or green' energy technologies, the report, The Growing ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Delay in launch of solar power project sparks resentment.

By Bashir Ahmad Naadem on 22 July 2017 KANDAHAR CITY : Land has been acquired and cable stretched as part of a 10-megawatt solar power project in southern Kandahar province, but the donor stopped work on the plant's installation in winter. Residents of Kandahar complain of the inordinate delay in...

- Pajhwok - AF

Kuwait protests to Lebanon over Hezbollah.

Kuwait has protested to Lebanon over the alleged training by Hezbollah of 21 Shiites convicted last month on charges of forming a "terror cell" in the Sunni-majority emirate.

- The Daily Star - LB

Edmonton using solar-powered trikes to water planters along downtown bike network.

The city has purchased two solar-powered watering trikes to water the approximately 100 planters along the downtown bike network.

- Global News - CA

Southern Alberta farm uses solar energy to power irrigation pivots.

With technology constantly changing, one farm south of Grassy Lake decided to pave the way for a new type of farming.

- Global News - CA

Midday open thread: Court blasted for OKing raped 12-year-old's abortion; South Miami mandates solar.

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Repeal & Whatever: If Donald Trump is somehow able to hang in for his full term, he has 1,278 days remaining to enjoy the gold curtains in the Oval Office. •  xSean Spicer leaving the White House: pic.twitter.com/g3t87dUEiO— Mouthful of Platinum July 21, 2017 • Russia's Annual Plague ...

- Daily Kos - US

Alleged attempt to abduct student activist: SDIG to probe incident.

IGP Pujith Jayasundara today appointed Senior DIG Nandana Munasinghe to investigate the alleged attempt to abduct Medical Faculty Students Action Committee convener Ryan Jayalath on Thursday, the Police Media Unit said.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Panda-shaped solar power plant opens in China.

China is the top solar-producing country in the world, and one of its newest solar plants is shaped after a national treasure.

- FOX News - US

Hong Kong harbor becomes elderly cocoon.

HONG Kong’s Victoria Harbor is one of the world’s busiest ports, but every morning daring elderly swimmers dive into its choppy waters against a teeming backdrop of ferries, cargo ships and fishing boats. The city’s older generations fill public spaces as the sun rises, practising sword dancing and tai ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

China will make 25% more solar panels in 2017 than it did last year

Thomson ReutersChina's solar industry is expected to produce 25% more panels in 2017 than last year, supported by domestic sales and demand from the United States and emerging markets, the head of a Chinese industry association said. China was expected to produce solar panels with a combined capacity of 60 gigawatts this ...

- Business Insider - US

UkrInform: Yuriy Lutsenko dismisses three heads of local prosecutor’s offices

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has dismissed Head of Kyiv prosecutor’s office No.2 Valeriy Dotsenko, First Deputy Prosecutor General in Zhytomyr region Oleksandr Biloshytskyi, and Deputy Prosecutor General in Crimea Oleh Khorsunenko. The post UkrInform: Yuriy Lutsenko dismisses three heads of local ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

​What are Atlanta's top Lyft destinations this summer?

San Francisco-based ridesharing company Lyft generated $41.3 million for Atlanta's economy last year, and now it has released a list of its most popular drop-off locations. Here are the top 10 places Atlantans are taking Lyft this summer: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport SunTrust Park Ponce City Market ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Asia's biggest zinc producer sees prices heading to decade high

The rally in zinc prices has the potential to jump this year to levels not seen in a decade as demand continues to outstrip supply amid mine output disruptions, according to Hindustan Zinc, Asia's biggest producer by market value. Prices on the London Metal Exchange may rise to about $3 000 a metric ton in the next ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy system

Greenbelt MD Jul 21, 2017 It was midafternoon, but it was dark in an area in Boulder, Colorado on Aug. 3, 1998. A thick cloud appeared overhead and dimmed the land below for more than 30 minutes. Well-calibrated radiometers showed that there were very low levels of light reaching the ground, sufficiently low that ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

NASA Looks to Solar Eclipse to Help Understand Earth's Energy System

It was midafternoon, but it was dark in an area in Boulder, Colorado on Aug. 3, 1998. A thick cloud appeared overhead and dimmed the land below for more than 30 minutes. Well-calibrated radiometers showed that there were very low levels of light reaching the ground, sufficiently low that researchers decided to simulate ...

- ENN - US

Scientists create first laboratory generation of high-energy shock waves that accelerate astrophysical particles

Throughout the universe, supersonic shock waves propel cosmic rays and supernova particles to velocities near the speed of light. The most high-energy of these astrophysical shocks occur too far outside the solar system to be studied in detail and have long puzzled astrophysicists. Shocks closer to Earth can be detected by ...

- Princeton University - US

Football transfers: what the UK papers say

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY Barcelona have set their sights on signing Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, according to the Daily Mail. The Spanish club have bid £72million for the Brazil international and are keen to get their man. The Daily Telegraph, however, is reporting that Liverpool will not sell Coutinho at any price. ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Hydro, wind and solar make inroads in California's electric grid

Wetter weather and continued growth in renewable energy sources resulted in some big changes in electricity generation in California in 2016, according to numbers recently released by the California Energy Commission. Natural gas still accounted for the largest single share of in-state power generation...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Bakersfield votes to end controversial program that funds home solar panels

As home improvement projects to increase energy efficiency have exploded in California, so has the controversy over a property tax-based financing program that's helped spur the growth. So-called PACE loans — which pay for solar panels, efficient appliances and other improvements — have been blamed...

- Los Angeles Times - US

New Solar Tech Produces 50% More Energy Than Silicon Cells

Researchers have created a concentrating photovoltaic system with embedded microtracking that is capable of producing 50 percent more energy per day than the standard silicon solar cells. Solar cells used to be expensive, but now they're getting really cheap,' says Chris Giebink, an assistant professor of electrical ...

- OilPrice.com - US

What Bitcoin And Solar Have In Common

Bitcoins do not magically appear out of nowhere. Each one is mined' in a blockchain process that eats enough electricity to power an American household for 1.57 days. This process is what gives the coins their value. The work involved in the creation of the smart contracts gives cryptocurrencies the authority to be used to ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Clean Energy Transition Will Increase Demand for Minerals, says new World Bank report

A new World Bank report released today highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals and metals. Using wind, solar, and energy storage batteries as key examples of low-carbon or ldquo;green rdquo; energy technologies, the report, ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile ads

Among the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands: weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone ...

- ScienceDaily - US

NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy system

It was midafternoon, but it was dark in an area in Boulder, Colorado on Aug. 3, 1998. A thick cloud appeared overhead and dimmed the land below for more than 30 minutes. Well-calibrated radiometers showed that there were very low levels of light reaching the ground, sufficiently low that researchers decided to simulate this ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile ads

Among the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands ... weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Samsung Galaxy S8 camera: Tips, tricks, and tools for optimal results

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have excellent camera hardware, but it is the camera application, gallery, and editing tools that set the S8 apart from the iPhone and other Android smartphones.

- ZDNet - UK

China seen making 25 percent more solar panels in 2017

BEIJING - China's solar industry is expected to produce 25 percent more panels in 2017 than last year, supported by domestic sales and demand from the United States and emerging markets, the head of a Chinese industry association said.

- Reuters - US

FGV appoints Khairil Anuar as OIC

The company says, Khairil Anuar is the second generation of Felda settlers and hails from Felda Sungai Klah, Sungkai, Perak.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Jun Hoong's win pride of nation, Perak, says Zambry

SUNGKAI, July 20 — The success of national diver Cheong Jun Hoong in winning a gold medal at the FINA World Aquatic Championships is the nation's pride in general and specifically the state of Perak, said Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Looking back to move agriculture forward

Small farmers and indigenous communities have practised sustainable agriculture for centuries. Chidi Oguamanam is working to ensure that traditional knowledge is recognized and shared equitably.The kind of clean technology Chidi Oguamanam advocates looks a lot different from what many of us might imagine. No high-tech solar ...

- ENN - US

Blackberry wins the right to sell secure messaging tools to the US government

AP - BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday it has won the right to sell tools for encrypting phone calls and text messages to the U.S. federal government, garnering an endorsement from the National Security Agency for the products. The company said it received the endorsement from the NSA's National Information Assurance ...

- Business Insider - US

HC reserves orders on actor's bail plea

The Kerala High Court today reserved its orders on the bail plea of Malayalam actor Dileep, arrested for allegedly plotting the February 17 abduction and assault of a popular South Indian actress.After hearing both sides--the government and accused, Justice Sunil Thomas reserved orders on the plea.Opposing the bail plea, ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Study: Heat Waves in India Hit Urban Poor Hardest

In summer, life becomes intolerable for rickshaw puller Mohammad Khan. “I keep running into the shade to save myself from the sun,” he said as he waited for midafternoon customers in a busy New Delhi market. Like millions of others, Khan is experiencing on the ground what a recent study has highlighted: Heat waves ...

- Voice of America - US

Good night, LISA Pathfinder

After 16 months of science measurements an international team deactivated the LISA Pathfinder satellite on the evening of the 18th of July 2017. The gravitational-wave laboratory in space powered down after receiving the last commands in the evening and circles the Sun on a safe parking orbit. LISA Pathfinder has tested key ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Wanda Boss Clarifies Debt Position as Criticism of Deal-Making Grows in China

Dalian Wanda chairman Wang Jianlin moved Thursday to reassure markets of his mammoth company's solvency amid a growing wave of discontent in China with financial excess and heightened scrutiny of Wanda's dealings. Once the transaction with Sunac and R&F Properties is completed, Wanda Commercial will have nearly RMB 200 ...

- Variety - US

India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels

India has added solar panels to the roof of a train in a national first as it tries to reduce its massive carbon footprint and modernise its vast colonial-era rail network. The lighting, fans and information displays inside the train -- once powered by diesel -- will run off the sun's energy after the panels were fitted to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

New homes will now require solar panels in South Miami, a first in Florida

Anyone building a new house in South Miami — or in some cases renovating existing ones — will have to install solar panels after the city commission approved a groundbreaking … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Midday open thread: Cutting electricity costs in half; most smokers feel discriminated against

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Fanboys freakout at woman Doctor Who: • If Donald Trump serves to the end of his term, he has 1280 days left in office. • Study: Distributed Energy Resources'  could lower renewable electricity costs by 50%: Utilities and governments are looking at DERs as an alternative to expanding ...

- Daily Kos - US

SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive to quit Tesla

Tesla said SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive is leaving the company, eight months after the electric car maker bought the biggest residential solar panel maker.

- Automotive News - US

Microsoft: Full Windows 10 is not coming to smartphones

Since Microsoft is working on making Windows 10 available on ARM devices, it was only a matter of time before questions arose on the possibility of the full-blown Windows 10 also making its way to smartphones. After all, the ARM hardware that underpins the upcoming PCs is also available on smartphones. The first processor ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Samsung to manufacture iPhone chips for Apple again, report says

After a five-year hiatus, Samsung Electronics will return to manufacturing chips for Apple's new iPhone in 2018, according to a report from the Korea Herald .The South Korea-based electronic company was a primary producer of iPhone...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Delingpole: Renewmaggedon – Solar, Wind Industries Dying as Subsidies Dry Up…

Slowly, deliciously, like a leech starved of blood, the renewable energy industry is withering away and dying. It can only survive through government enforced subsidies or bribe-incentives. Once those dry up, so does its trade.

- Breitbart - US

Mars inquiry appears to leave Congressman lost in space

A Republican congressman from California on Tuesday asked members of a NASA panel if there had been ancient civilizations on Mars. Related: Bill Nye on how, when, where and why to watch the total solar eclipse Addressing a NASA scientist testifying before the House Committee on Science, Space and Te...

- The Raw Story - US

Morning Movers: Vertex Soars, Morgan Stanley Jumps, First Solar Gains

All the market-moving news you need to know this morning including earnings from CSX, Morgan Stanley, and United Continental, and a positive drug trial for Vertex.

- Barrons - US

California's Green Policies Are Going Haywire

Between its broken carbon market and its out of control solar industry, little is going to plan in the Golden state. The post California's Green Policies Are Going Haywire appeared first on The American Interest.

- The American Interest - US

India Rolls Out Solar Trains to Cut Diesel Costs

Considering how hard India is fighting the international community on increasing national coal use, the latest development in the nation's train system signals the Asian giant's commitment to green energy. Indian Railways announced a new train, lined with solar panels on the roof to power lights, fans, and displays, that ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Scientists create first laboratory generation of astrophysical shock waves

Plainsboro, NJ Jul 18, 2017 Throughout the universe, supersonic shock waves propel cosmic rays and supernova particles to velocities near the speed of light. The most high-energy of these astrophysical shocks occur too far outside the solar system to be studied in detail and have long puzzled astrophysicists. Shocks closer ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Prosecutors: UK police used helicopter to film sex, nudists

LONDON " Prosecutors say a British police helicopter crew filmed people having sex and sunbathing naked.The police are accused of using the aircraft's powerful video camera to film members of the public.Prosecutor Richard...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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