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Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

February 24, 2017 (The Economist) ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world's electricity. Yet something remarkable is happening. From being peripheral to the energy system just over a decade ago, they are now growing faster than any other energy source and their falling costs are making them competitive…
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AES and Parker Hannifin Team up on Energy Storage

February 24, 2017 Julia St. Germain (Breaking Energy) Parker Hannifin (NYSE: PH), an American energy company, recently announced the completion of the Cochrane energy storage facility, a project undertaken with AES Gener. The partnership with the Chilean energy producer and supplier has resulted in a large plant located Mejillones, Antofagasta, Chile. The facility will provide spinning reserve and grid reliability…
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On Infrastructure, There Ain't No Such thing as a free lunch

February 24, 2017  D. Bruce Gabriel (Investor Business Daily) I first encountered this acronym in the early 1970s when a high school social studies teacher wrote it across a blackboard. He promoted an analytical, market-oriented approach to socioeconomic issues at a time when the curriculum and teaching were dominated by searing, emotional debates prompted by the Vietnam War. TANSTAAFL: There…
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Intermodalidad, solucion ante transporte desequilibrado

18 de fevereiro, 2017   La distribución interna de mercancías en México predomina sólo en dos medios de transporte según la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económicos (OCDE): el 80% por autotransporte y el 20% por ferrocarril. Aunque existen algunas rutas de cabotaje marítimo en el país, éstas se dan en torno a la carga general suelta, graneles,…
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Leilao de ferrovia pode ter mudanca de regras

18 de fevereiro, 2017 Para evitar que bilhões de reais arrecadados com as outorgas das concessões de infraestrutura sejam integralmente absorvidos pelo Tesouro Nacional, o Ministério dos Transportes quer mudar as regras dos próximos leilões de ferrovias. A ideia é que o valor da outorga seja convertido em obras a serem executados pelos grupos vencedores dos leilões... ____ Lea Mas: http://www.valor.com.br/brasil/4872756/leilao-de-ferrovia-pode-ter-mudanca-de-regras…
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Ottawa should partner with private sector on infrastructure

February 17, 2017 By Carlo Dade, John Law, Naomi Christensen (The Globe and Mail) One takeaway from the recent Parliamentary Budget Office report on the federal government's performance on its massive $187-billion infrastructure plan is that Ottawa isn't spending money fast enough.This criticism may be misplaced. With infrastructure spending – and particularly investments in trade infrastructure – it is more…
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