Archive for August 27th, 2017

27/08/2017

Geothermal – a Key Source of Clean Energy in Central America

Human Wrongs Watch

SAN SALVADOR, Aug 26 2017 (IPS) – Energy from the depths of the earth – geothermal – is destined to fuel renewable power generation in Central America, a region with great potential in this field.

The Ahuachapán Geothermal Plant is one of the two plants in El Salvador, with an installed capacity of 204 MW. This Central American country is second in the world, after Iceland, with respect to the share of geothermal energy in the energy mix: 25 per cent of the total. Credit: Edgardo Ayala/IPS

The Ahuachapán Geothermal Plant is one of the two plants in El Salvador, with an installed capacity of 204 MW. This Central American country is second in the world, after Iceland, with respect to the share of geothermal energy in the energy mix: 25 per cent of the total. Credit: Edgardo Ayala/IPS


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27/08/2017

Kaya, the royal Dog

Human Wrongs Watch

By Uri Avnery*

26/08/17

THE SPECTACLE is almost bizarre: a political party refuses to accept new members. And not just a few individuals, but tens of thousands. And not just any party, but the Likud (“Unification”), the main force in Israel’s governing coalition.

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Uri Avnery

Strange? But there is method in this madness. It may soon come before Israel’s highest court.

The present leaders of the party, Binyamin Netanyahu and his fellows, are afraid that the people who are now seeking to register as Likud members are really settlers in the occupied territories, who want to take over the Likud, while in practice remaining loyal to their own parties, which are even more extremist.

One of the present Likud members of the Knesset has submitted a bill that may well be unique in the world.

It arises from the fear that these new Likud members will not vote for the Likud in the general elections.

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