The black hole cost of mining Bitcoin that no one is talking about
One of the more lucrative businesses that have sprung up in 2017 is that of Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrency mining. In fact in areas where governments subsidize cheap electricity (Russia, China, and Venezuela)...
Venezuela Calls for Patriotism as Electricity Cut by 4 Hours a Day
Friday, 22 Apr 2016 09:49 AM
Venezuela will implement electricity rationing as of Monday, cutting supplies for four hours a day to every home in the country, as a drought threatens to slash output at the giant Guri dam.
Drought hit Venezuela waits on rain,
Guri, Venezuela and Andrew Cawthorne
Drought has turned parts of the area behind Venezuela's Guri dam, one of the world's biggest, into a desert, but the government is optimistic of rain within weeks to drive the vast installation that provides the...
Chinese scientists add a secret ingredient to solar panels so they can turn rain into electricity
Alternative World News NetworkApr 12, 2016
Four Chinese scientists from Yunnan Normal University and the Ocean University of China have developed a way to coat traditional solar panels with a...
The capital of 'the most miserable country in the world' could be about to go dark
Linette Lopez,Business Insider 6 hours ago
Unlit buildings seen during a partial blackout in Caracas in 2010.
Venezuela's capital, Caracas, could be about to go dark.
The problem is Caracas' power...
Scientist have found a way to recycle sunlight — and it could cause a solar power revolution
Jason Thomson, Christian Science Monitor
Carlos Barria/ReutersSolar panels.
The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the...
Venezuelan president gives workers weeklong vacation to save energy
Published March 16, 2016
Fox News Latino
President Nicolas Maduro on Jan. 15, 2016. (ap)
CARACAS (AP) – President Nicolas Maduro has a new strategy to stave off a major power crisis for Venezuela: a weeklong holiday for all...
Check Out This Home Battery You Can Install Yourself
When Tesla’s Powerwall home battery made its debut last spring, some headlines predicted it would “eliminate electricity bills,” while others took it a step further saying it would “change the world.” The promise of storing...