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Rio Tinto waives $300,000 electricity bill to Arnhem Land school after error made public

Rio Tinto waives $300,000 electricity bill to Arnhem Land school after error made public

Rio Tinto has waived a miscalculated $300,000 electricity bill to a primary school in Arnhem land, one day after the bill was made public. The ABC reported on Sunday that Nhulunbuy primary school, about 650km east of Darwin, owed the mining giant $300,000 in underpaid electricity bills. 

Japan’s surging electricity prices are a warning for Asian countries

Japan’s surging electricity prices are a warning for Asian countries

Households across Japan are likely to get hit by massive electric bills this month, after the price of wholesale electricity there spiked from about 13 cents per kilowatt-hour in December to an unprecedented peak of more than $1 on Jan. 7. (The average Japanese household uses about 250 kWh per month. 

Mini-Grids Making Electricity More Accessible

Mini-Grids Making Electricity More Accessible

Mini-grids—smaller off-grid electricity distribution networks—are being recognized as a cost-effective solution to bring power to rural communities that often have no access to a traditional power grid. They also are being used as proving grounds for new configurations of power generation technologies. Though the generation 

Getting ready: EcoHOMES: Let’s switch our electricity supply to solar

Getting ready: EcoHOMES: Let’s switch our electricity supply to solar

Great news! We have a unique opportunity: for the first time ever, all York residents (and folks all over Maine), whether we own or rent, live in a condo or single-family home, whether our roof is sunny or shaded, can access solar power to provide 

‘Greenest Year Ever’: EU Renewables Electricity Generation Surpassed Fossil Fuels In 2020, Says New Report

‘Greenest Year Ever’: EU Renewables Electricity Generation Surpassed Fossil Fuels In 2020, Says New Report

In a new report by think tanks Ember and Agora Energiewende, in 2020, Europe recorded its greenest electricity year ever with renewables overtaking fossil fuels as the European Union’s main source of electricity with the launch of new online projects came online and a shrink in the use of 

REPEAT – EarthRenew Sells 1,500 MWh of Electricity Generated by the Strathmore Facility in 2020

REPEAT – EarthRenew Sells 1,500 MWh of Electricity Generated by the Strathmore Facility in 2020

Highlights: The Strathmore Plant generated an estimated $377,667 in revenue from electricity sales during 2020 with a 74% gross margin The cold week of January 12th to 18th saw peak power production pricing for the year with an average power price of $405.65/MWh and power prices above 

Granite Geek: Water and electricity don’t mix, unless you’re fighting an electric-car fire

Granite Geek: Water and electricity don’t mix, unless you’re fighting an electric-car fire

As we all know, water and electricity don’t mix. Unless, that is, you’re fighting an electric-car fire. “It’s like a normal fire attack, but you have to have an adequate supply of water to ensure you can cool that battery. You may need additional water 

When the Electric Car Is King, Less Energy Is More

When the Electric Car Is King, Less Energy Is More

President Joe Biden wants to electrify the federal vehicle fleet. Tesla Inc. just sold half a million plug-in cars and expects to increase that by 50% a year. General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. are even working on electric Hummers and F-150s. So where’s the power