At the Energy Indaba in Johannasburg, South Africa’s new Energy Minister, David Mahlobo announced that he has now signed off on the 27 outstanding renewable energy contracts that the state-owned electricity company Eskom has failed to honor for a year and a half, including Redstone. ACWA Power South Africa Deputy Managing Director Nandu Bhula said that he had been personally assured at the Energy Indaba last week that all 27 contracts would be signed “in the next week”.
Lina Hockaday, Senior Engineer in Pyrometallurgy at Mintek’s New Technology Group in South Africa, proposes that solar thermal reactors, able to reach temperatures up to 1200°C, could virtually eliminate emissions from processing manganese ore fines, by using solar sintering. Manganese is the fourth-most used metal in the world, at 6 million tons a year, needed for everything from cars to skyscrapers, used in iron to make steel strong. South Africa mines 80% of manganese ores globally.
[Ed note: Although this news item concerns transmission of wind power, this innovative use of pre-approved railroad right of ways could also offer a solution for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) development, overcoming one of the obstacles faced by CSP, the round-the-clock form of solar needed to complement PV and wind to build a 100% renewable grid.
@mattyglesias My read: So-called 'terrorists' actually CIA spies on mission to disrupt Putin election in retaliation for 2016. Pompeo either was ignorant or complicit. Trump told in NATSEC briefing to test traitor blab risk; warned Putin. CIA guys sacrificed.
@NinaBernstein1@nytimes@ralphblu@dgbxny@samrob12 I had an amazing run of brilliant, erudite, well informed, well educated editors till a few years ago when an ex oil industry hack took over as solar news editor. He def had this as his bible.
@susanmddem@JonButter2@AlecMacGillis Nope; it's gone: "Additionally, the conference agreement suspends the deduction for interest on home equity indebtedness. Thus, for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017, a taxpayer may not claim a deduction for interest on home equity indebtedness."
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Selecting a term
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