May 25, 2012

Norway Wants to Become Europe's Battery

Christoph Seidler, Der Spiegel


Because ind and solar energy are inconsistent, energy managers are looking for ways to fill in the gaps when it is dark outside and the air is still. A Norwegian company wants to turn hydroelectric power stations in the north into Europe's battery packs.


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May 22, 2012
Europe's Latin Bloc Is in Revolt
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph
The eurozone's 'Latin Bloc' is in full revolt. The trio of French, Italian, and Spanish leaders - backed by world powers - are to push for a radical shift in Europe's economic strategy at crucial summit on Wednesday. more ››
Migrants in 15 European Union countries, regardless of how long they have lived in those countries, rate their lives worse than the native born. Native-born residents on average rate their lives today a 6.6 on a 10-step ladder... more ››
May 22, 2012
Instead of Saving NATO, U.S. Should Get Out
Doug Bandow, Forbes
The alliance finished its work on November 9, 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell.  Soon the Warsaw Pact dissolved and the Soviet Union disappeared. There then ensued a desperate attempt to find a new role for the ... more ››