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Lithium weakens renewables, India’s uncertain green future, Taxing multinationals

Lithium weakens renewables, India’s uncertain green future, Taxing multinationals

The Renewable Revolution Has A Lithium Problem – OilPrice.com”,”https://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Renewable-Energy/The-Renewable-Revolution-Has-A-Lithium-Problem.html”,”https://thesesocialtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/a63348bda186e51a2a37f65308d47f2b.jpg”,”Renewables do not always produce power when or where we want to consume it. To smooth this, battery technologies have been deployed everywhere from cars to factories. The problem: many rely on Lithium, a finite resource that’s difficult to find and mine. Working out how to reuse, recycle or replace this ore might be the Achilles Heel in renewables’ seemingly invincible armour.
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Eurostat data confirm that the EU is on track to meet its 2020 Renewable energy target”,”https://europa.rs/eurostat-data-confirm-that-the-eu-is-on-track-to-meet-its-2020-renewable-energy-target/?lang=en”,”https://thesesocialtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/renewable-energy-702×336.jpg”,”With 11 states already surpassing their 2020 targets for renewables, it seems certain the EU will achieve its Bloc-wide target too. What comes after that may be more challenging, particularly if its entire energy generation network is to be decarbonised by 2050.
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Renewable Energy push – Barbados Advocate”,”https://www.barbadosadvocate.com/news/renewable-energy-push”,”https://thesesocialtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/web-Gill.jpg”,”While big projects in major economies eat up news feeds, it’s worth remembering every country has its part to play. Barbados is aiming for 100 per cent renewable energy, using “Energy Month” to get citizens behind the push, and classroom based assignments to help students understand the reasons why renewables are essential to fighting climate change.
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ASIC chip technology is renewable energy’s future – The Block”,”https://thesesocialtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/F30A8C7D-CE26-4E4A-8684-0DB55AF20E89-300×211.png”,”https://thesesocialtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/F30A8C7D-CE26-4E4A-8684-0DB55AF20E89-300×211.png”,”The problem with renewable energy sources like solar and wind, is power isn’t always generated when people need it – or is when they don’t. One option being explored is using the time when they’re overproducing to power localised computing applications. Bitcoin seems to be one option being explored.
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India’s Renewable Energy Outlook Steady Despite Election Doubts | Greentech Media”,”https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/india-renewable-energy-outlook-steady-despite-election-doubts#gs.UnoyRQg7″,”https://thesesocialtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/India_Solar_Development_XL_500_334_80.jpg”,”Prime Minister Modi has driven forward a progressive strategy that has embraced renewable technology in an effort to drive down India’s environmental impact. In part his success has come from having an outright majority, allowing him to adopt policies without the need to negotiate in a coalition. That may change in May, when Indians head to the polls again. Early indications are the next parliament could be hung. With unemployment and other social woes dominating discussions, there are real concerns India’s relentless march to improve its green credentials may be halted.
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Change the Way You Wash Your Hair to Help Save the Environment – EcoWatch”,”https://www.ecowatch.com/eco-friendly-hair-care-2628778571.html”,”https://thesesocialtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/1200×600.jpg”,”Washing your hair every day may leave you feeling fresh and clean, but it could be costing the earth. Aside from the high energy and water use, shampoo is also contributing to pollution with both plastic bottles and the chemicals pumped into the sewage system. So what can you do to reduce your impact and stay clean?
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Campus ‘rescues’ surplus food to reduce hunger – Stanford News”,”https://news.stanford.edu/2019/02/13/stanford-establishes-partnership-community-food-rescue-organization/”,”https://thesesocialtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/foodtruck_6707-555×370.jpg”,”Redistributing surplus food to those in need has become a powerful way to combat food waste. Stanford has teamed up with Silicon Valley Food Rescue to help combat food poverty in its local area – and provides a fascinating insight into the operations of these charities.
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EU livestock budget putting pressure on environment – Climate Action”,”http://www.climateaction.org/news/eu-livestock-budget-putting-pressure-on-environment”,”https://thesesocialtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/cow_1000_667_80.jpg”,”Following a report in Lancet that encourages  a reduction in dairy and meat consumption, Greenpeace has published a report calling on the EU to use their budgets to tackle climate change in the sector. Their argument is the subsidies employed by the Bloc could be directed to encouraging less intensive farming methods, as well as investing more into non-meat farming.
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How Can We Tax Footloose Multinationals? – Project Syndicate”,”https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/corporate-tax-avoidance-end-transfer-pricing-by-joseph-e-stiglitz-2019-02″,”https://thesesocialtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/3f22185ffaf965206d0d03739e2267c5.2-1-super.1.jpg”,”Global corporations may claim to be “socially responsible”, until it comes to paying tax. Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, argues its time for governments to stop playing the “race to the bottom” game on corporation tax rates, and for CEOs to start paying their fair share.
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