South African wind power can help absorb coal industry job losses, Siemens Gamesa says

Coal-fired power stations provide 80% of the country’s power, and about 120,000 jobs in South Africa depend on the coal industry. That creates political and social barriers to reducing coal reliance. Winand argues that wind power can provide new energy for South Africa faster than any other source, and can compensate for many of the jobs that will be lost in coal. Source link

Partisan rancor in Oregon spills over into Idaho effort to absorb its rural neighbors

John Day, Oregon CNN  —  Matt McCaw cringes if you say the word “secessionist” around him. A native of eastern Oregon, McCaw is a mild-mannered, former high school math teacher who fosters children to help his community. “We don’t think of ourselves as a secessionist movement. We see ourselves as a self-determination movement,” McCaw said … Read more