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20 Jun 19
Electrek
In today’s EGEB: A “self-healing” polymer prevents pollutant leakage from perovskite solar cells. South Korea looks to make a move away from coal — even if it’s a small move. Clean energy companies may get to use the same corporate structure as oil and gas companies. The world’s first twin-rotor floating wind turbine is ready for testing. Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. We’ve seen a lot of perovskite-related developments in recent months — a quick list: Pairing perovskites with silicon for a big boost. Pairing perovskites without silicon, with an observed efficiency boost. Adding caffeine to perovskites for improved performance. A company plans on introducing perovskite-silicon cells to the market next year. And now a group of scientists has found that applying a protective layer of epoxy resin to perovskite solar cells can help prevent the leakage of pollutants, specifically to reduce the release of lead. The findings were published in Nature Energy. Researcher and study co-leader Yabing Qi of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University shared his thoughts on the findings, noting that though perovskite cells are efficient, they have “environmental drawbacks”: “While so-called ‘lead-free’ technology is worth exploring, it has not yet achieved efficiency and stability comparable to lead-based approaches. Finding ways of using lead in PSCs while keeping it from leaking into the environment, therefore, is a crucial step for commercialization.” As part of the study, researchers “exposed the solar cells to brutal conditions to simulate worst-case weather scenarios” and found the self-healing polymer still minimized leakage. South Korea Steps South Korea is set to unveil a new 15-year energy plan later this year that is expected to close as many as 20 coal-fired generators while expanding green energy in the country, Reuters reports. While South Korea formerly pledged to hit a goal of 35% renewable energy by 2040 — the country raised its target “amid public anger” — that’s rightly seen as a low mark to hit at this point. This new plan should increase that goal at the expense of imported coal. The country currently has 60 coal power plants which supplied about 42% of its electricity in 2018, so this new plan could cut a third of that. But even that progress would be offset somewhat. As Reuters notes, the possible change “comes even as seven new coal-fired plants are set for completion by 2022. Coal-fired capacity will rise in coming years before easing by 2030.” Clean Energy Structure A bill being reintroduced into Congress with bipartisan support would allow clean energy companies to enter a Master Limited Partnership, allowing them to trade stocks and bonds while benefitting from tax advantages. It’s the kind of benefit currently available to oil, gas, and coal companies. The Financing Our Energy Future Act would level the playing field. U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) and Ron Estes (R-KS-04) re-introduced the bill, as detailed on Coons’ website. If the bill is passed, newly eligible energy resources “would include solar, wind, marine and hydrokinetic energy, fuel cells, energy storage, combined heat and power, biomass, waste heat to power, renewable fuels, biorefineries, energy efficient buildings, and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).” Twin Turbine Trials The first twin-rotor floating wind turbine in the world is ready for testing in the Atlantic Ocean, Recharge News reports. A 40-ton prototype with two 100 kW-class machines, the W2Power platform is currently being tested in more shallow waters, but at full scale, it’s designed to be used at water depths from anywhere between 35 to 300 meters. Successful testing could lead to a 60 MW development of multiple twin-rotor floating turbines in 2021 off the Canary Islands.
20 Jun 19
musingsofanoldfart

I have been in contact with the offices of sixteen Republican Senators to share my concerns about an American problem, not a Democrat or Republican one. I am also going to send the following email to several Democrat Senators. If you agree with my mission, please feel free to adapt the following to suit your […]

20 Jun 19
Coinstelegram - Altcoins Cryptocurrency News

To transform global finance? This will not happen! The US Congress and influential world personalities are against Libra. Is Facebook Putin-linked? As known, the president of Russia Putin today is absolute evil. And if it were not for his “cartoons”, his fate would be the same as the fate of Gaddafi and Saddam. Obviously, accusations […]

20 Jun 19
Russia News Now

Resistance to 5G is rapidly increasing, especially in Europe where many are unwilling to roll over for a 5G rollout. Fifth generation wireless threatens to massively increase electromagnetic radiation, affecting people and the planet. On March 31, Brussels (Belgium) became the first major city to stop a 5G pilot project because of health concerns. Refusing […]

20 Jun 19
Get The Picture

Cool shirt, boys. No matter the country, these @FootballUGA alums — @iwynn77 and @dandrews61 — stay close to their football roots. 🇮🇱 pic.twitter.com/GhvzIKGx8d — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) June 20, 2019 Judging from the rack behind them, there are lots of football fans in Israel.

20 Jun 19
KRQE News 13
1. A judge has ruled against keeping a suspected drunk driver locked up until trial. Newly released video of the scene after police say Kyla Martinez rammed in the APD patrol car. The video shows Martinez lying on the ground pretending to be unconscious, According to reports, while being evaluated at the hospital, Martinez admitted to drinking and driving. She was arrested. Records show this was Martinez’s first DWI arrest. Full Story: Lapel video shows moments after DWI suspect crashed into officer 2.Two Bernalillo police officers remain on administrative leave as State Police investigations say the man that was shot and killed by the officers, fired the first shots. Earlier in June, Bernalillo police officers Tom Carter and Daniel Guzman were called to an apartment for reports of gunshots. They confronted 28 year old Fabian Rivera, who police say fired shots at officers before going back into his apartment. They commanded him surrender,but when he came out and started shooting again, the officers opened fire. Full Story: Two Bernalillo officers remain on leave following recent deadly officer-involved shooting 3.A hot day ahead with afternoon highs climbing well into the 80s, 90s and low 100s. The heat will be the big story as storms look to stay out of the state. Winds will be breezy at times (15MPH) out of the southwest. Thursday will be a good day to hit the pool or head to the movie theater to beat the heat. Full Story: Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast 4.The city of Albuquerque is now taking a closer look at diving boards at city pools. Currently, three remain closed following a weekend accident. During the past weekend, the city says a man jumped off the diving board at Highland Pool, the board bounced and broke. The city is now replacing the low and high dive boards at Highland Pool, and one of the diving boards at Sandia Pool, after crews found a crack. The replacement boards will take a couple of weeks to install. Full Story: Accident prompts replacement of three diving boards at city pools 5.Another big win for New Mexico United. For the second week in a row, United has taken the win over another pro soccer team in the US Open Tournament. Many fans in Albuquerque turned out to cheer on the team. The final score, United two and the Dallas FC one. The United how heads into quarter finals. They’ll play another MLS team, the Minnesota United FC. That game is slated for Friday, July 10th. Full Story: NM United completes another “CUPSET” with 2-1 victory over Dallas FC on Wednesday Top Morning Stories How many drivers are Albuquerque police busting on their cell phones?Biden’s words on segregationist senators draw rivals’ fireLocal resort offers employees bereavement leave for petsPolice, SWAT respond to domestic violence incident in northeast AlbuquerqueAs New Mexico’s film industry grows, so do opportunities for localsPutin faces gripes in call-in show about living standards
20 Jun 19
Russia News Now

Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has pleaded guilty to charges of accepting bribes, Chinese state media reported. Meng – a Chinese citizen – has been under investigation since October 2018. He is accused of taking 14.5 million yuan ($2.1m) in unlawful payments between 2005 and 2017, using his status and positions, including as vice minister […]

20 Jun 19
kaykayjabari's Blog

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie 0mo-Agege, has approved the appointments of Dr. Otive Igbuzor as his Chief of Staff and Mr. Yomi Odunuga as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity. He also announced the appointment of Ms. Lara Owoeye-Wise as Senior Special Assistant on Electronic and New Media. Omo-Agege, in a statement personally […]

20 Jun 19
Premium Times Nigeria

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, appointed Festus Adedayo as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

20 Jun 19
News One

Joe Biden comments about a segregationist has Democrats infighting.

20 Jun 19
The Rōbert [Cholo] Report (pron: Rō'bear Re'por)

Sen. Cory Gardner touts ode to his ‘effectiveness’ written up by his own party chair? Weak Hunter for Daily Kos Daily Kos Staff Wednesday June 19, 2019 Why, yes, I am bipartisan, and to prove it here is a letter written by one of my state’s far-right crackpots. If you can’t trust him that just […]

20 Jun 19
LobeLog

by Abdulaziz Kilani The UN’s extrajudicial executions investigator, Agnes Callamard, said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) should be investigated for the October killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. There is “credible evidence” that MbS and other senior officials are liable for that killing, she […]

20 Jun 19
Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is dismissing calls to apologize for saying that the Senate “got things done” with “civility” even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the 2020 nomination, including the two major black candidates in the race, roundly criticized Biden’s comments. But Biden didn’t back down Wednesday […]

20 Jun 19
CybokNews

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie 0mo-Agege, has approved the appointments of Dr. Otive Igbuzor as his Chief of Staff and Mr. Yomi Odunuga as Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity. He also announced the appointment of Ms. Lara Owoeye-Wise as Senior Special Assistant on Electronic and New Media. Omo-Agege, in a statement personally […]

20 Jun 19
The Western Word

The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe because its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them. -Unknown Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the […]

20 Jun 19
Trumpery Resistance Novel

Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-N.J.) presidential campaign on Thursday unveiled a plan that would grant clemency and early release to thousands of federal drug offenders “serving unjust and excessive sentences.” Under the plan, Booker would “initiate” the clemency process for roughly 17,000 federal prisoners on his first day in office and set up a bipartisan panel […]

20 Jun 19
Discourses on Minerva

Cicero’s political philosophy is the most comprehensive from among the Roman philosophers.  In fact, we owe much to Cicero, since he was the one who translated politeia as “republic” with regards to Plato, hence forever passing on Plato’s great work to us as The Republic.  Cicero paid homage to Plato by the name De re publica.  […]