Month: June 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Desalination Prize, a competition designed to spur solutions for water desalination using solar energy, is seeking new and innovative concepts for the Innovation Contest, now through July 15. DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office opened this second round of the competition last April in response to high interest and
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Nissan is to announce details of a new battery ‘gigafactory’ that will enable its Sunderland car plant to massively increase production of electric vehicles. The Japanese manufacturer is expected to claim the battery plant, built in partnership with Chinese manufacturer Envision, will create 2,000 jobs. The government is thought to have provided some financial support
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Source: Map by U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) 2021 Summer Reliability Assessment. Note: ERCOT is the Electric Reliability Council of Texas; MISO is the Midcontinent Independent System Operator; WECC is the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. Parts of the United States are at elevated or high risk for potential electricity
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Smallville actor Allison Mack has been sentenced to three years in prison for manipulating women into becoming sex slaves for the leader of the cult-like NXIVM group. Mack had pleaded guilty to the charges that accused her of helping create a society of brainwashed women branded with leader Keith Raniere’s initials. “I made choices I
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MPs from across the political spectrum have called on the government to introduce new measures to support the live music industry after restrictions were extended. The group of MPs from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Greens and Scottish National Party say that the sector has gone through a “profound challenge” when faced with the pandemic,
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