What are the rights of consumers who are most vulnerable?

The sectors in which the rights of consumers are most violated are those of telecommunications and energy supply. There are also particular situations that generate other claims, such as the situation of the floor clauses or the dieselgate. Rights such as privacy of personal data, access to pre-contractual information and…

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The future of pensions

The main problem with pension plans is inflation. Let’s do a simple exercise. Imagine that you decide that you will save a part of your annual savings in a box and keep them there for 30 years to use in your old age. Imagine now that the average inflation during…

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Endesa, the most polluting company in Spain

“Endesa considers environmental excellence as a fundamental value of its business culture.” Thus begins one of the documents in which the company breaks down its supposed basic principles in environmental matters. However, data from the Spanish Office of Climate Change, under the Ministry of the Environment, place Endesa as the…

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The battery will kill fossil fuels: it’s just a matter of time

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled that so-called energy storage companies such as Tesla Inc. and AES Corp. will be able to compete against traditional power plants in the US wholesale markets by the end of 2020. “This is a decisive event “said Joel Eisen, professor of energy law at…

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Energy from raindrops, exploited by a new nanogenerator

By connecting a transparent nanogenerator to a silicon solar cell, a new device collects solar energy in sunny conditions and mechanically drops rain droplets if it is cloudy. The double functionality can provide a way to collect energy with greater consistency in the midst of constantly changing weather conditions. Researchers,…

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The battery will kill fossil fuels: it’s just a matter of time

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled that so-called energy storage companies such as Tesla Inc. and AES Corp. will be able to compete against traditional power plants in the US wholesale markets by the end of 2020. “This is a decisive event “said Joel Eisen, professor of energy law at…

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A ‘magic’ turn gives graphene superconductivity

When one layer of graphene is placed on top of another with an angle of rotation of 1.1 degrees, the electronic properties of the system resemble those of some superconducting materials. The advance, which could one day be applied in superconducting transistors and quantum computing, has just been presented by…

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Everything you need to know about energy self-consumption

There are many people who want to disassociate themselves from the electricity grid, invest in renewable energy and use self-consumption. Produce the electricity you consume in your home without relying on the electricity grid and its high prices. It is a good idea to want to have your own consumption,…

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Success of the first solar thermal reactor that works at night

CONTISOL, the first solar thermal reactor that produces hydrogen and works day or night, since it uses concentrated solar energy that stores thermal energy, has been successfully tested. uses an outdoor receiver, based on the volumetric air receiver operated on its solar test tower in Julich (Germany) by DLR, which…

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