‘Cheap Solar in India Sounds Death Knell for Coal Imports’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Tim Buckley and Jai Sharda for Renew Economy:The obstacles to India’s ambitious energy transformation are like everything about India: vast, interrelated, and complex. Yet momentum has a way of rolling over obstacles, and – borrowing from Hindu mythological iconography – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has harnessed the “seven horses” of energy to push the government’s fast-growing electricity-sector transition.A year into the program, all the evidence suggests momentum is building on a number of key fronts. We’ve published a paper today that explores this phenomenon in detail.The double-digit decline in the price of domestic solar in India has accelerated into 2015 with new power purchase agreements being signed at record lows of just over Rs5/kWh, fixed flat for 25 years (that is immediately deflationary).Solar pricing has decreased to such an extent that it is now cheaper than new imported thermal coal-fired power plants at Rs6/kWh. This new economic reality means it is financially irrational to choose to build another power plant fueled by imported coalThe death knell for the seaborne traded coal industry has sounded.Full article: Cheap solar in India sounds death knell for coal imports, Australia’s included
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As credit unions seek answers to an unclear rule or further clarification on a regulation, NAFCU’s Brandy Bruyere compiles a quick guide to navigate the Federal Register in a post this week on the Compliance Blog.“Sometimes a rule is relatively straightforward, or there is staff commentary, a legal opinion letter or other guidance document from the regulator that helps explain a particular regulatory requirement,” writes Bruyere, NAFCU’s vice president of regulatory compliance.For these types of rules, Bruyere highlights core resources available to research compliance questions, including:· the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations;· the NCUA’s recently redesigned website; and· the CFPB’s website.For rules where there is little guidance or no commentary, Bruyere points to the Federal Register, where researchers can find “the preamble to a rule or proposed rule often provides more context for a particular requirement.” continue reading »
“It’s important to monitor what you have in your home, securing it up with a lock, and dispose of it safely when it’s no longer wanted or needed,” Olevano said. Olevano says this year, with young people at home and often unattended, it’s important to monitor what is in your house. The national day also aims to educate people about the dangers of abusing medications. (WBNG)– Tomorrow is National Take Back Prescription Drug Day and the Southern Tier is taking part to dispose of old prescriptions safely. Binghamton University Vestal Police Department Chenango County Sheriff’s OfficeTioga County Sheriff’s Office Susquehanna County Sheriff’s Office Norwich Police Department Sidney Police Department Oneonta Police Department 72 North Ave. in Owego Spencer Fire Department Officials say you can drop your items off at any of these locations and law enforcement and the DEA will incinerate and safely destroy the prescription drugs afterward. National Take Back Prescription Drug Day aims to provide not only a safe way for people to get rid of their old, expired, or unused prescription drugs safely, but also conveniently and responsibly. Officials say those taking part in Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be taking necessary steps to protect those who drop off items from the virus. 12 News spoke with Christina Olevano on Around the Tiers, the Project Director for the Tioga Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition who says this day is very important. In the Southern Tier, a number of places are participating in taking back medications, including:
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe accepts his side have been naive this season but refuses to see the performances as a negative. Press Association “You can’t take away the instincts of the players. We were 4-1 down and tried to attack, but the alternative is to sit on your 18-yard box and put your tin hats on and then you are maybe looking at worse. “But you can’t find yourselves 2-0 down after 10 minutes and not expect a tough afternoon from that position – hopefully we have learned lessons from it. “We did make tweaks before the game and we will continue to make tweaks until we get it right.” Last weekend they were taken apart at Manchester City, losing 5-1 having been 2-0 down after just 11 minutes. The Premier League newcomers were criticised by some pundits for chasing the game at 4-1 and Howe could not argue with that assessment. “I’d probably agree with that. It comes with the territory for us in terms of lack of experience,” he said. “Managing some game situations, I don’t think we have been particularly good. “West Ham second-half (where they were 2-0 up at half-time and won 4-3) was hard to watch because we had been so dominant and we should have been out of sight, and suddenly we were clinging on to the win. “I would probably agree with the assessment for Man City. “I have no problem handling the criticism, I’ll take that rather than aim it at the players but with the more experience we get and the more hardened we get to these situations the naivety will lose us.” Howe insists he has no issue with the team’s approach and would rather have them trying to be positive on the pitch than slipping into a damage-limitation exercise. “From our perspective, this season was always going to be really tough and an incredible learning experience not just for myself but the rest of the squad,” added the manager, ahead of Sunday’s visit of Tottenham. “The experience of City everyone will see as a negative, but we are trying to embrace it as a positive to see how far we have to go to be competitive with these teams.