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‘Cheap Solar in India Sounds Death Knell for Coal Imports’

first_img‘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 includedlast_img read more

Nassau Police: Merrick Homicide Not Random Attack

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 48-year-old Merrick woman found dead Wednesday night in her home does not appear to be the victim of a random attacker, a high-ranking Nassau County police official said.Police said the victim’s concerned father found her lying unresponsive in an upstairs bedroom and then called 911. The father went to check on his daughter, whom he had not heard from since Tuesday evening, when she declined an invitation for dinner with her parents, police said.When police arrived to the Smith Street home at around 6:35 p.m., the victim, Suzanne Goldfarb, was dead. At a press conference at police headquarters in Mineola Thursday, Chief of Detectives Kevin Smith said there was indication that Goldfarb was bound, but he did not say if she was tied to the bed.The Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office determined she had died of asphyxiation, Smith said. He did not say if any instruments were used in the attack.Goldfarb had lived alone at the house for about five years, according to police.Smith said there was no indication of forced entry. He noted that all doors leading outside were locked and no windows appeared to have been disrupted.“The likelihood of a random attack lessens greatly under these conditions,” Smith explained.Investigators suspect the attacker may have been welcomed inside or may have had a key to the entrance.Goldfarb last spoke to her parents at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Smith said he did not know much about the conversation other than that Goldfarb had declined dinner.Smith attempted to calm the nerves of some residents worried about the safety of the community.“We are exploring every scenario,” he said. Given that the windows and doors to her house were not tampered with, and that the neighborhood has not been stricken by burglars, investigators have theorized that this was not a random act.Smith noted that there were no history of 911 calls to the home.Goldfarb worked as a babysitter in another community, Smith said.When asked why the father would be concerned after going only 24 hours without hearing from his daughter, Smith said: “Apparently they spoke a lot, they were close.”last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events October 6–12

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Marcus King BandThe 20-year-old lead singer of his eponymous band describes their sound as “soul-influenced psychedelic Southern rock.” Hailing from Greenville, South Carolina, the group infuses the blues, Americana, folk and rock into an sonic collage of incendiary guitars, brass, organ and rhythm that is as soulful as it is absolutely lightning-electric. Touring in support of their self-titled sophomore effort, this gig is bound to be one for the books and truly not to be missed. Hot damn. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 6.Jordan RothsteinSongwriter, musician and producer Jordan Rothstein’s jazz, folk and rock talents are embodied in his powerful performances as a member of Mascot’s Distance, Magic Bean and Blue Dream. His most well-known hits include “Hey Girl,” sung by John Legend, and “The Date Song,” which he wrote for Mascot’s Distance. Rothstein uses sweet soulful chords and rhythms combined with bitter lyrics to create a Randy Newman-esque sound. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 8 p.m. Oct 6.Hamptons International Film FestivalThe Hamptons Film Festival was founded to celebrate independent films of all kinds. This year’s film festival shows films that express fresh voices and differing global views. It being the Hamptons, there have been some notable attendees in the past, including Kevin Bacon, Madonna, Kevin Connolly and Billy Joel—with more to come this year. Films will be shown in various locations throughout the East End. hamptonsfilmfest.org Oct. 6-10.Janet Lee BergThis local author will be speaking about and signing copies of her new book Rembrandt’s Shadow. Based on a true story, the book tells the tale of two women from different generations—each with their own distinct horrific memories—who find themselves at odds when forced to confront the here and now. Whoa. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 7.Joseph MillarThe author of three poetry collections, with a fourth, Kingdom, due out next year, will lead a poetry reading. Musical prelude by Tom Santoriello and Friends. Event followed by Q&A, book signing and light refreshments. Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington. waltwhitman.org $10. 7 p.m. Oct. 7.MORE THINGS TO DO: Apple Picking on Long Island 2016Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl KeenThese two singer/songwriters from Texas are joining forces for a one-of-a-kind show. Lovett is known for his inspired, heart-heavy compositions that push the very boundaries of music in their transcendental interpretations of life, love, loss and so much more. Keen, a legend in his on right, will join Lovett on stage as the two swap songs on acoustic guitars. Get ready for an unforgettable night. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$85. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.Johnny Rivers and Eric Burdon & The AnimalsThese two epic classic rock bands will take fans on a trip down memory lane. Johnny Rivers will play his hits, including “Secret Agent Man,” “The Seventh Son” and “Poor Side of Town.” Also performing will be Eric Burdon and The Animals, who are back on tour, so fans can relive the classic hit singles such as “Baby, Let Me Take You Home” and “House of the Rising Sun,” and enjoy so much more of their powerful repertoire as it evolved over the years, from San Francisco to New Castle. What a gig. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.Weird Science, The 90’s Band and ThreeCollaborating to give audiences an unforgettable night of ’80s and ’90s hits, tribute groups Weird Science, The ’90s band and Three pull out all the stops to embody the hallmarks of the decades. Weird Science plays Gen-X favorites (think early Madonna, The Breakfast Club soundtrack and more) with accompanying costumes. The ’90s band follows with hits from Alanis Morissette, Weezer and Third Eye Blind, among others. The grand finale Three is named for its three accomplished singers/musicians and pays homage to the greatest musical trios of all time: The Script, The Police, John Mayer Trio and more. Wow. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.Graham NashThis singer, songwriter, artist and philanthropist has made his mark not only in the music world but also in his efforts to better the whole world. His first solo record consisting of new music in 14 years, This Path Tonight, is an album of reflection and transition of a singer-songwriter whose career has spanned more than five decades and counting. Not to be missed. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $71-$101. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.Riot in RiverheadLive pro wrestling arrives on the East End and the nonstop action is going to leave fans absolutely breathless. The smackdown will feature top wrestlers, such as Jerry “The King” Lawler, and many others! That’s gotta hurt! Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $25-$45. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Fall Festivals and Fairs 2016Andrew “Dice” ClayThe controversial comic from Brooklyn who was once banned from MTV over his infamous “Adult Nursery Rhymes” remains popular despite his critics, claiming the title of the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. Die-hard fans recall his starring in the cult classic film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. New recruits to “The Dice Man” will know his autobiography The Filthy Truth, which hit stores last year. Come see why he’s still calling himself the “Undisputed Heavy Weight King of Comedy,” and get ready to laugh your tuckus off. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $55. 8 p.m. Oct. 7, 7 & 10 p.m. Oct. 8.Joplin’s Pearl featuring Amber FerrariFans will be brought to their feet with this band’s amazing instrumentals and Ferrari’s critcally acclaimed vocals. The first half of the show features covers of Pat Benatar, Prince, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, and more. The second half is dedicated to the legendary songstress Janis Joplin, who Ferrari is said to “capture in the essence.” Fans rave about the “stage presence, heart, and vocals” of Ferrari, whose performance “brings us right back seeing Janis at Woodstock.” Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $20-$48. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.Game GrumpsFans this duo’s webseries on Youtube will leap at the chance to hang out with them in this live episode. These two dynamic comedians and internet personalities produce three videos per day, featuring them playing console-based video games and discussing their experiences with and opinions of the games, with ongoing hilarious commentary and competitions. Arin and Danny will be making jokes and playing games in front of a live audience, with a Q&A to follow. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 8The O’Jays & The CommodoresR&B innovators The O’Jays will get the crowd dancing with their classic songs “Love Train,” “Lonely Drifter” and “Back Stabbers.” Fans can also get their Motown fix at this show with a performance by The Commodores, featuring original member and lead guitarist Thomas McClary, as they play their hits, including “Easy,” “Brick House” and “Nightshift.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$149.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.Rocking The ParadiseThis show will take fans back 30 years, as tribute bands cover hits from some of the greatest rock bands of all time: Styx and Heart. Rocking The Paradise will get the crowd cheering and singing along to Styx songs, such as “Come Sail Away” and “Lorelei,” among others. Heart tribute band Vainglorious will also deliver an electrifying show featuring classic hits. There will also be a special quest appearance by the very talented acoustic duo Lennon & Katie. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Oktoberfest 2016 EventsPat McGee BandPMB, as fans dubbed them, have toured nationally for over a decade, including a stretch in which they did 98 shows in 103 days. Casual listeners will recall their 2000 singles, “Rebecca” and “Runaway.” YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.A Boogie Wit Da HoodieThis up-and-coming Bronx rapper is known for his funkier take on the genre, as exemplified by his breakout hit, “My Shit” off his debut album, Artist, which dropped earlier this year. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $35. 10 p.m. Oct. 8.Look at Us Now, Mother!Comprised primarily of decades-worth of intimate family home movies and videos in an upwardly mobile Long Island suburb, this is the story of one determined woman’s quest to reconcile with and understand her past, which means forgiving her proud, narcissistic and formidable elderly mother, Mildred. It makes for a relentlessly honest and bitingly funny documentary about the transformation of a highly charged mother/daughter relationship by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum. Meet Gayle Kirschenbaum and Star Mildred Kirchenbaum in person during the Sunday Schmooze Brunch, Film, and Discussion, hosted by Fred Craden. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 11 a.m. Oct. 9.Serge Diaghilev’s Les Ballets RussesThis unconventional tribute brings together works from different periods revealing an unexpected diversity of inspiration, from the heady romanticism of The Specter of the rose, the unbridled eroticism of The Afternoon of a Faun, to the tragic festivities of Petrouchka and the subtle Spanish flavor of The Three-Cornered Hat. Four essential works, bringing together the artistic elite of their day–choreographers, painters and musicians–are performed in their unsurpassable original choreography. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Black Box Theatre, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 2 p.m. Oct. 9.Mike StudThis hip-hop artist is one of the hottest upcoming musicians on the web. His debut mixtape A Toast to Tommy, was released last October, and debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. iTunes Hip-Hop Album chart. Since then, he has headlined a sold-out 20-city national tour and has racked up more than 10 Million YouTube views. His latest tour will feature hits off of his brand new album, These Days. “Say No More,” this show is a can’t miss! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $19, $25 DOS. 6 p.m. Oct. 9.Newt & Callista GingrichFormer Speaker of the House Newt and Callista Gingrich will be speaking and signing copies of their new books, Treason, and Hail to the Chief. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 11.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Pumpkin Picking Guide 2016KataklysmWith a career spanning over 20 years, these heavy metal hellraisers are known worldwide for their famous body-slamming riffs and grooves. Their 2013 album Waiting For The End To Come, was nominated for a Juno Award (Canada’s version of a Grammy), and earned them the title Metal Band of the Year. They are touring to promote their new album, Ghosts and Gods. Opening the show is Carach Angren, Khiazma, Awake In The Fire and Spectral Voices. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12, $15 . 7 p.m. Oct. 12.Guy FieriAmerican restaurateur, author, game show host, and television personality Guy Fieri will be speaking and signing copies of his new book Family Food. The Food Network superstar and bestselling author dishes up flavorful All-American family-friendly meals for weeknights and weekends alike. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 12.Joan BaezIn 2009, Joan Baez celebrated 50 years in the music industry as a popular folk singer and songwriter. Throughout her career, she has had a series of impressive accomplishments, including a Grammy Award, seven Grammy nominations, and eight gold albums. She is known for songs like “Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Diamonds and Rust,” which explained her relationship with Bob Dylan. She is set to perform hits from her newest album I’d Like To Hear That Song Again, and quite frankly, you will want to hear all her songs again, and again, and again. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$150. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.Main Art: Legendary folk singer/songwriter Joan Baez serenades her timeless classics at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Oct. 12. (Photo: Joan Baez Facebook profile)-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more