Several weeks before he would become a folk hero across Puerto Rico, Jorge Bracero slipped in a puddle at San Juan’s central power plant and broke his leg. After a few days in a cast, he began to feel pain so intense he was unable to sleep or eat. When doctors realized he had developed blood clots in his injured limb, they prescribed a six-month regimen of blood thinners and barred him from returning to work for the duration. It was July 2017. So when the first big storms of that hurricane season began bearing down on Puerto Rico, Bracero—a power plant operator with the island’s public electric power authority, known as Prepa—sat on the sidelines, miserable and frustrated, reliant on a pair of crutches. Bracero is 38 years old and stoutly built, with buzzed hair and a dark beard. He has a sharp, pointed nose and prominent eyebrows that sometimes knit up into twin, back-to-back apostrophes at the middle of his forehead—especially when he is concerned. And … [Read more...] about What Happened in the Dark: Puerto Rico’s Year of Fighting for Power
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Photo of Round Mountain gold mine as shown in undated photos from the mine's owner, Kinross Gold Corp. of Canada. Kinross is looking at options that would extend the life of the mine, a major contributor to Nye County's economy. Special to the Pahrump Valley TimesUndated overview of the Barrick mine complex. (Courtesy Barrick Gold of North America) Old mines in Nevada could see new life as solar power arrays thanks to a five-word change that could soon be added to state regulations. The State Environmental Commission voted Wednesday to add “renewable energy development and storage” to the list of acceptable post-production uses for shuttered mining operations. The change will now be heard for possible final adoption by the Nevada Legislative Commission later this year. The new language was proposed by the Nature Conservancy and the Nevada Mining Association as a way to steer potential solar projects onto land already disturbed by industrial use. John Zablocki, Southern … [Read more...] about Old Nevada mines may get new leases on life as solar arrays
Don’t laugh too hard but this has been a terrible week for the renewable energy dream. Across the world solar energy share prices have crashed. This was caused by a sudden and unexpected decision by China, the world’s biggest solar manufacturer and user, to rein in subsidies.According to Caixin Global: China has abruptly put the brakes on solar power subsidies, seeking to stem overcapacity in a sector that has benefited for years from government incentives. The move caught many in the industry off guard. The government won’t grant subsidies to any new ordinary solar projects this year. For those that are being built, the incentives will be cut by 0.05 yuan (0.8 U.S. cents) per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Solar stocks have fallen across the board by double digits. It’s uncertain when they will recover. It hasn’t been a good week for wind energy either. In Britain, the industry has become a national joke because for seven days its wind turbines stood still and … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Epic Renewables Fail as Solar Crashes and Wind Refuses to Blow
Zoë Bernard, provided by Published 12:08 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018 Yassin Hankir A German cryptocurrency startup called Savedroid vanished from the web on Wednesday, leaving behind a "South Park" meme which said: "Aannd it's gone." Savedroid's founder tweeted out a beachside photo not long after, leading investors to believe that he had absconded with their money. Adam Selene, a cryptocurrency journalist, decided to track Savedroid's founder down using clues from the photo he had tweeted. Savedroid's founder then said the supposed scam was a publicity stunt to call attention to a serious issue. The website of Frankfurt-based cryptocurrency startup Savedroid, which is said to have raised $50 million in funding from its initial coin offering (ICO) in recent months, went down on Wednesday, leaving only a single cryptic South Park meme in lieu of any actual content: Recommended Video: Now Playing: Workers across the world are increasingly … [Read more...] about A cryptocurrency CEO bragged that he ran off with $50 million — but after a journalist tracked him down in Egypt, he said it was just a joke
posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:31 6 1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1388; Member since: 06 Jul 2014) Google should know who made Android popular in the 1st place, go outside and simply ask one person what's their 1st android phone i bet 80% of chance them will say Samsung galaxy. posted on 17 Jul 2014, 23:17 4 6. sgodsell (Posts: 5816; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) Android wear is better then tizen on a watch for a few major reasons. Development being a big one. You can use Android studio and now just recently there is a documented way to use eclipse to develop wear apps now. Also Android wear is bringing something very unique, that no other smart watch has brought to the table. With all other smart watch apps like pebble, Sony smart watch, Galaxy Gear smart watches. Everyone writes standalone apps for their smart watches. Now along comes Android wear. You can still make stand alone apps for Android wear, but it also brought the capabilities to inject wear code into your … [Read more...] about Comments for : Google upset with Samsung for favoring its Tizen powered watches?