As nuclear power plants close, states need to bet big on energy storage

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California is closing and the state has committed to replacing it with greenhouse-free sources of electricity. Doc Searls, CC BY-NC-SA Eric Daniel Fournier, University of California, Los Angeles and Alex Ricklefs, University of California, Los Angeles Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) recently started the process of shutting downContinue reading “As nuclear power plants close, states need to bet big on energy storage”

Does energy storage make the electric grid cleaner?

Solar and wind compete with coal power plants when it comes to energy storage systems. AP Photo/Mel Evans Naga Srujana Goteti, Rochester Institute of Technology; Eric Hittinger, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Eric Williams, Rochester Institute of Technology Carbon-free energy: Is the answer blowing in the wind? Perhaps, but the wind doesn’t always blow, norContinue reading “Does energy storage make the electric grid cleaner?”

For Bitcoin, regulation may kill the golden goose

New York and California are considering ways of regulating Bitcoin and making it easier to access, but those already using the virtual currency say over regulation could drive people away. Department for Communities and Local Government David Glance, The University of Western Australia It seems governments are finally coming around to the idea that virtualContinue reading “For Bitcoin, regulation may kill the golden goose”

How energy storage is starting to rewire the electricity industry

Grid-scale energy storage systems may make it easier to rely completely on renewable energy. petrmalinak/Shutterstock.com Eric Hittinger, Rochester Institute of Technology and Eric Williams, Rochester Institute of Technology The market for energy storage on the power grid is growing at a rapid clip, driven by declining prices and supportive government policies. Based on our researchContinue reading “How energy storage is starting to rewire the electricity industry”

Beispiel einer Renteninformation mit Rentenauskunft

Die gesetztliche Rente in Deutschland braucht immer mehr Steuergelder, um überhaupt über die Runden zu kommen. Wir bekommen jährlich eine Renteninformation, bei Älteren mit Rentenauskunft. Damit sich jeder ein Bild machen kann, wie eine solche Rentenauskunft nach 35 Beitragsjahren aussieht, habe ich sie hier verlinkt:

Deutsche Rentenversicherung in Geldnot

Gesetzliche Altersvorsorge Geldnot immer größer: So ernst ist die Lage unserer Rentenversicherung imago/photothek Die gesetzliche Rentenversicherung muss reformiert werden. Montag, 30.08.2021, 18:59 Die deutsche Rentenversicherung steht vor großen finanziellen Herausforderungen. Das hat einige Gründe. Und die Situation wird sich in den kommenden Jahren noch zuspitzen. Doch die Parteien verschweigen die Probleme vor der Bundestagswahl. ImContinue reading “Deutsche Rentenversicherung in Geldnot”

Desperately seeking Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto

Who is the mystery man behind Bitcoin, and why do we want to know? Flickr/stuart anthony, CC BY-NC David Glance, The University of Western Australia In 2008, someone calling themselves Satoshi Nakamoto posted a paper describing the workings of what would become the world’s most important digital cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Two months later, he posted theContinue reading “Desperately seeking Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto”

Hydrogen is one future fuel oil execs and environmentalists could both support as rival countries search for climate solutions

Many oil companies are still planning for fossil fuel use to continue well into the future. Katja Buchholz/Getty Images John Ballantine, Brandeis University Tehran, 1943: Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill – hosted by the young Shah Reza Pahlavi – agree on plans for the two-front attack on Hitler while sketching out theContinue reading “Hydrogen is one future fuel oil execs and environmentalists could both support as rival countries search for climate solutions”

Process of Elimination

Becoming a trader is not a journey for the faint of heart. Becoming a successful trader is ultimately an act of determination. Not unlike the character of the John Wick trilogy (Quadrology? Pentology?), we traders have to be “a man of focus, commitment, sheer will.” We have to get up early, stay up late, follow a routine, backContinue reading “Process of Elimination”

Have journalists found the inventor of Bitcoin or simply been duped?

Will the real Nakamoto please stand up? flickr/Taichiro Ueki, CC BY-NC-ND David Glance, The University of Western Australia Two US technology sites have claimed that the creator of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin is an Australian businessman called Dr Craig S Wright. Both Wired and Gizmodo have based their conclusions on documents and emails “leaked” toContinue reading “Have journalists found the inventor of Bitcoin or simply been duped?”

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