Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly London attack; Prime Minister Theresa May declares ‘enough is enough’

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ISIS claimed responsibility Sunday for the London attack that left seven people dead and dozens injured as British Prime Minister Theresa May declared “enough is enough.”Police arrested 12 people as part of a growing investigation into the three terrorists who used a van and large knives to turn a balmy evening into a bloodbath. The Islamic State declared online that its “fighters” had carried out the attack, according to the SITE intelligence group. Continue reading “Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly London attack; Prime Minister Theresa May declares ‘enough is enough’”
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Cận cảnh hàng loạt DA triệu đô “chết yểu” tại Khu kinh tế Vũng Áng

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Cận cảnh hàng loạt DA triệu đô “chết yểu” tại Khu kinh tế Vũng Áng

Đã có 9 dự án trong số 29 dự án được cấp phép đầu tư bị rút giấy phép, nhiều dự án khác đang lâm cảnh “án binh bất động”… Đó là tình trạng đang diễn ra tại Khu kinh tế Vũng Áng (TX. Kỳ Anh – Hà Tĩnh)

Hàng loạt dự án “khủng” bị rút giấy phép

Theo nguồn tin từ Ban Quản lý Khu kinh tế Hà Tĩnh cho biết, tính đến ngày 28/2/2017, tại KCN Vũng Áng 1 đã có 9 dự án bị rút giấy phép đầu tư.

Trong số 9 dự án bị rút giấy phép này có 4 dự án vốn đầu tư từ nước ngoài Continue reading “Cận cảnh hàng loạt DA triệu đô “chết yểu” tại Khu kinh tế Vũng Áng”

Why is it important to use renewablwe energy?

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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO USE RENEWABLE ENERGY?

Fossil-based fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas) currently provide about 85% of all the energy use both in US and worldwide. We all know that these resources are being constantly depleted and can’t be replaced within any practical time span. People often wonder how long exactly would they last? The remaining amount of a particular resource is often characterized by so-called Reserves-to-Production ratio (R/P). In plain language, R/P basically gives us the length of time the reserves would last if their usage continue at the current rate. Here are estimated world total R/P ratios for the main conventional fuels: oil – 46 years, natural gas – 58 years, coal – 118 years. Of course, the usage is constantly changing and once in a while new deposits are found. That’s why the above numbers are corrected every year. Continue reading “Why is it important to use renewablwe energy?”

Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis – December 2016

Summary Considerations

Lazard has conducted this study comparing the levelized cost of energy for various conventional and Alternative Energy generation technologies in order to understand which Alternative Energy generation technologies may be cost – competitive with conventional generation technologies, either now or in the future, and under various operating assumptions, as well as to understand which technologies are best suited for various applications based on locational requirements, dispatch characteristics and other factors. We find that Alternative Energy technologies are complementary to conventional generation
technologies, and believe that their use will be increasingly prevalent for a variety of reasons, including RPS requirements, carbon regulations, continually improving economics as underlying technologies improve and production volumes increase, and government subsidies in certain regions.

In this study, Lazard’s approach was to determine the levelized cost of energy, on a $/MWh basis, that would provide an after – tax IRR to equity holders equal to an assumed cost of equity capital. Certain assumptions (e.g., required debt and equity returns, capital structure, etc.) were identical for all technologies, in order to isolate the effects of key differentiated inputs such as investment costs, capacity factors, operating costs, fuel costs (where relevant) and other important metrics on the levelized cost of energy. These inputs were originally developed with a leading consulting and engineering firm to the Power & Energy Industry, augmented with Lazard’s commercial knowledge where relevant. This study (as well as previous versions) has benefited from additional input from a wide variety of industry participants.

Lazard has not manipulated capital costs or capital structure for various technologies, as the goal of the study was to compare the current state of various generation technologies, rather than the benefits of financial engineering. The results contained in this study would be altered by different assumptions regarding capital structure (e.g., increased use of leverage) or capital costs (e.g., a willingness to accept lower returns than those assumed herein).

Key sensitivities examined included fuel costs and tax subsidies. Other factors would also have a potentially significant effect on the results contained herein, but have not been examined in the scope of this current analysis. These additional factors, among others, could include: capacity value vs. energy value; stranded costs related to distributed generation or otherwise; network upgrade, transmission or congestion costs; integration costs; and costs of complying with various environmental
regulations (e.g., carbon emissions offsets, emissions control systems).

The analysis also does not address potential social and environmental externalities, including, for example, the social costs and rate consequences for those who cannot afford distribution generation solutions, as well as the long-term residual and societal consequences of various conventional
generation technologies that are difficult to measure (e.g., nuclear waste disposal, environmental impacts, etc.).

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Hydro vs. Wind vs. Solar Power?

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 Introduction

Electricity is energy produced by behavior of electrons and protons. Electrical energy or power is not actually or potentially supplied by nature; it has to be produced or generated by various secondary means, converting one form of energy into another. In the modern world, there is an unending need for energy to power electrical appliances, such as fans, lights, communication infrastructures, machines and computing systems, and other devices operated by electrical energy. Nowadays, power can be generated from several renewable and non-renewable energy sources, including fossil fuels, nuclear, geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, wood, biomass, and more.

Continue reading “Hydro vs. Wind vs. Solar Power?”

Low Costs of Solar Power & Wind Power Crush Coal, Crush Nuclear, & Beat Natural Gas

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December 25th, 2016 by

 We already published a great article from Nexus Media regarding Lazard’s new report showing the extremely low (and falling) costs of solar power and wind power. However, I’ve been wanting to highlight these awesome new findings since Larmion shared the updated report with us earlier this month, and I want to break out the amazing news in 5 specific ways.

Continue reading “Low Costs of Solar Power & Wind Power Crush Coal, Crush Nuclear, & Beat Natural Gas”

Lào đẩy nhanh phát triển dự án cảng biển tại Việt Nam

(VIETNAM+) 25/05/2017 15:50 GMT+7

(Ảnh minh họa. Lâm Khánh/TTXVN)

Theo THX, truyền thông Lào ngày 25/5 đưa tin, Chính phủ Lào đã chỉ thị các cơ quan liên quan nghiên cứu việc thành lập một công ty cổ phần giữa tư nhân và nhà nước Lào để phối hợp với đối tác Việt Nam phát triển một cảng biển ở miền Trung Việt Nam.

[Việt Nam muốn Lào hỗ trợ điều tiết nguồn nước sông M​ekong]

Tờ Thời báo Vientiane dẫn lời người phát ngôn Chaleun Yiapaoher của Chính phủ Lào cho biết chỉ thị trên được đưa ra trong một phiên họp nội các hàng tháng diễn ra trong hai ngày 22-23/5. Continue reading “Lào đẩy nhanh phát triển dự án cảng biển tại Việt Nam”

Thưởng vô địch bóng đá nữ chỉ 1/10 bóng đá nam

28/03/2016 15:47

(NLĐO)– VFF chiều 28-3 công bố giải thưởng dành cho đội bóng đá nữ vô địch quốc gia năm 2016 là 300 triệu đồng, ít hơn đội bóng đá nam vô địch quốc gia cùng năm đúng 10 lần (300 triệu/3 tỉ đồng).

 Lễ bốc thăm xếp lịch thi đấu giải bóng đá nữ Vô địch Quốc gia - Cúp Thái Sơn Bắc 2016
Lễ bốc thăm xếp lịch thi đấu giải bóng đá nữ Vô địch Quốc gia – Cúp Thái Sơn Bắc 2016

Chiều ngày 28-3, tại trụ sở Liên đoàn bóng đá Việt Nam (VFF) ở Hà Nội đã diễn ra lễ công bố và bốc thăm xếp lịch thi đấu Giải bóng đá nữ Vô địch Quốc gia – Cúp Thái Sơn Bắc 2016. Continue reading “Thưởng vô địch bóng đá nữ chỉ 1/10 bóng đá nam”

Tóm tắt các vấn đề về ĐBSCL

Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long ĐBSCL hiện nay đang đối diện một số vấn đề nghiêm trọng.

Vấn đề năng lượng

Đây có lẽ là vấn đề dễ giải quyết nhất đối với VN. Hai nguồn năng lượng tái tạo – NLTT, renewable energy – chính (mặt trời và gió) đủ để giải quyết năng lượng cho cả VN chứ không riêng gì ĐBSCL. Hiện nay giá năng lượng tái tạo càng ngày càng rẻ vì các tiến bộ kỹ thuật. Tuy nhiên VN hiện nay lệ thuộc 100% vào năng lượng hóa thạch (fossil energy) vì than và xăng dầu còn rẻ. Ông Điện lực VN lại là nhà độc quyền nên chẳng muốn thay đổi gì. Continue reading “Tóm tắt các vấn đề về ĐBSCL”

International Waters Governance – Mekong

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Legal Basis:

The Mekong River Commission (“MRC”) governs the allocation and utilization of the Mekong River waters by four countries – Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. The MRC was founded in 1995 pursuant to the Agreement on the Cooperation for Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin (the “1995 Agreement”), which was signed and entered into force at Chiang Rai, Thailand on 5 April 1995. On 5 April 2010, the heads of state of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos met in Hua Hin, Thailand for the first MRC Summit to mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the 1995 Agreement. The parties adopted a joint declaration—the Hua Hin Declaration—reaffirming their commitment to implementing the 1995 Agreement. The 1995 Agreement was the result of more than 40 years of regional and supra-regional efforts to manage the resources of the Mekong River Delta. In the mid-1950s, the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (“ECAFE”) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation sent teams to the Mekong to examine water management issues. Both ECAFE and the U.S. Government published detailed reports of their findings. Continue reading “International Waters Governance – Mekong”