Merchants in the Temple

By Thought Matters –  11/16/2015 03:47 pm ET Updated Nov 13, 2016

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By Gianluigi Nuzzi

Pope Francis Issues a Shocking Accusation

On July 28, 2013, a few hours after his customary religious obligations, Pope Francis prepared to go to the Apostolic Palace. As always, he checked his datebook first. “This is what I’ve always done. I carry it in a black briefcase. Inside is a razor, a breviary, an appointment book, and a book to read.” The Pope carefully reviewed his notes. That morning he had a meeting with Archbishop Jean Louis Bruguès, the librarian and archivist of the Holy See. But his most important appointment of the day was a noon meeting scheduled to take place in one of the most inaccessible and mysterious spaces in the Palace: the Sala Bologna, on the third floor, between the papal apartment recently vacated by Benedict XVI and the quarters of the Secretariat of State. Tiếp tục đọc “Merchants in the Temple”

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Vietnam solar Power Purchase Agreement is ‘non-bankable’

Vietnam Business Forum said actual development and investment in solar power projects may be limited under current PPA model. Credit: Intel Free PressVietnam Business Forum said actual development and investment in solar power projects may be limited under current PPA model. Credit: Intel Free Press

pv-tech.org_A consortium of international chambers of commerce has advised the Vietnamese government that its draft solar PPA template is “non-bankable” and cannot attract financing for PV in Vietnam, particularly for medium and utility-scale projects, according to documents seen by PV Tech. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam solar Power Purchase Agreement is ‘non-bankable’”

Vietnam’s solar energy push draws investors

asia.nikkei_Policy changes spur shift to renewables, with far to go

Vietnam is finally looking at renewable energy options for future generations. © Reuters

HO CHI MINH CITY — Vietnam’s TTC Group is planning to sink about $1 billion into solar energy projects in a country still dependent on coal-fired thermal and hydro power for its power needs, with national electricity demand growing faster than 10% annually.

TTC Group, a sugar, energy and real estate conglomerate, said it plans to build as many as 20 solar parks with a total capacity of 1,000 megawatts by next year. The group executed a number of clean energy projects using sugarcane waste before moving into the solar sector Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s solar energy push draws investors”