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Consumers In Germany Were Paid To Use Electricity This Holiday Season

Date: Wed, 27. December 2017 03:06:41
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Inhabitat: The cost of electricity in Germany has decreased so dramatically in the past few days that major consumers have actually been paid to use power from the grid. While "negative pricing" is not an everyday occurrence in the country, it does occur from time to time, as it did this holiday weekend. This gift to energy consumers is the result of hundreds of billions of dollars invested in renewable energy over the past two decades. This most recent period of negative pricing was a result from warm weather, strong breezes, and the low demand typical of people gathering together to celebrate. Germany's temporary energy surpluses are a result of both low demand and variably high supply. Wind power typically makes up 12 percent of Germany's power consumption on a daily basis. However, on windy days, that percentage can easily multiply several times the average. The older segment of Germany's energy portfolio, such as coal plants, are not able to lower output quickly enough. Thus, there is a glut of electricity. On Sunday, Christmas Eve, major energy consumers, such as factory owners, were being paid more than 50 euros (~$60) per megawatt-hour consumed. Further reading: The New York Times Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Trump, the brash New Yorker, picks up Southern campaign

Date: Sat, 10. October 2015 03:21:48
ATLANTA (AP) ? Donald Trump is expanding his paid campaign staff into several Southern states that will be key to selecting the Republican presidential nominee.

Trump, the brash New Yorker, picks up Southern campaign

Date: Sat, 10. October 2015 03:21:32
ATLANTA (AP) ? Donald Trump is expanding his paid campaign staff into several Southern states that will be key to selecting the Republican presidential nominee.

Abbott Labs settles with U.S. over kickback claims

Date: Fri, 27. December 2013 18:14:04
(Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pay the United States $5.48 million to resolve allegations that it paid improper kickbacks to induce doctors to use some of its products, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. The settlement resolves allegations that Abbott paid well-known doctors for teaching assignments, speaking engagements and conferences, expecting that they would arrange for the hospitals with which they were affiliated to buy Abbott's carotid, biliary and peripheral vascular products. Carotid and peripheral vascular products are implanted to treat circulatory disorders by increasing blood flow, while biliary products are implanted to treat obstructions in the bile ducts, the government said. "Patients have a right to treatment decisions that are based on their own medical needs, not the personal financial interests of their health care providers," Assistant Attorney General Stuart Delery of the Justice Department's civil division said in a statement.

Giants sack Brown over abuse claims

Date: Tue, 25. October 2016 16:03:01
The New York Giants sacked Josh Brown on Tuesday following domestic violence allegations embroiling the kicker, apologizing for failing to act sooner over abuse claims made by his ex-wife. Brown had been placed on paid leave by the National Football League last week after the emergence of police documents which cited ex-wife Molly as saying the 37-year-old had been violent with her on more than 20 occasions. The case has embarrassed the National Football League and led to accusations that the sport's rulers are failing to take domestic violence cases seriously.

Taylor Swift tops Forbes' list of highest-paid celebs

Date: Mon, 11. July 2016 13:38:26
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? There's no "Blank Space" in Taylor Swift's bank account.

Felicity Huffman's 'Desperate Housewives' character paid $15K to get kids into pr

Date: Mon, 18. March 2019 19:12:09
A plotline involving Felicity Huffman's "Desperate Housewives" character seems to have eerily foreshadowed her role in the college

Support for means testing of parental leave -

Date: Sat, 10. May 2014 21:53:53
Support for means testing of parental group of high-powered New Zealand women, some of them mothers, say paid parental leave should be means-tested to give more assistance to poorer families. The idea of means-testing paid parental leave was floated last week at a discussion between ...Mother's Day push for more paid parental leaveNewstalk ZBCall to means test paid parental leaveMarlborough ExpressParental leave extension 'perfect Mother's Day gift'VoxySunLiveall 9 news articles »

The Latest: Hospital Attack Concerns Cybersecurity Experts

Date: Thu, 18. February 2016 18:15:53
Cybersecurity experts worry that the $17,000 a Los Angeles hospital paid hackers to regain control of its computers could signal a troubling escalation of the growing "ransomware" threat

Exactly how much does an artist get per stream of their songs?

Date: Mon, 22. June 2015 10:46:43
Taylor Swift has reignited the debate over streaming music for free, and artists being paid for it.

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