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ehub – the Energy Hub Demonstrator at EMPA

Empa’s Energy Hub demonstrator, combines a large number of technologies for the production, conversion, transportation and storage of energy, thus enabling to investigate the design of integrated energy systems. EMPA

The Real Legacy of the 1970s

In most histories of how Americans became so polarized, the Great Inflation of the 1970s is given short shrift. But inflation was as pivotal a factor in our national crackup as Vietnam and Watergate. New York Times

The Very High Costs of Climate Risk

Before the catastrophic Camp Fire destroyed Paradise, Calif., the Pacific Gas and Electric Company was worth more than $25 billion. Now its C.E.O. has stepped down and the company, which provides natural gas and electricity to 16 million people in California, has filed for bankruptcy as it confronts billions of dollars in potential liability claims following recent wildfires. New York Times

Germany Lays Out a Path to Quit Coal by 2038

Germany will spend tens of billions of dollars to end its use of coal power within two decades, if a plan agreed to by representatives of the power industry, environmental movement, miners and local interest groups becomes official policy. (New York Times)