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  • El Salvador's president has revealed plans to power Bitcoin mining operations in the country using geothermal energy produced by volcanoes, shortly after El Salvador became the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender.
  • A bladeless wind generator designed by a Madrid-based start-up has been dubbed the "Skybrator" due to its suggestive shape and the way it oscillates back-and-forth in a stiff breeze.
  • Several renowned Scotch whisky makers, including Glenmorangie, are working out a spirited plan to power their Highland distilleries with green hydrogen produced using generation from nearby offshore and onshore wind farms.
  • Securitization exists in the public consciousness primarily as a shadowy corner of the capital markets in which out-of-control financial engineering causes global economic meltdowns. Could it be due a reappraisal?
  • Recently, it seems that every day brings blank check company news, whether it’s an initial public offering or a merger. But could a privately held renewable energy project developer go public this way by the end of the year?
  • The years-long stampede of international capital into the US renewable energy sector has continued unabated in the first few weeks of 2021, as latecomers from around the world have finally got in on the action.
  • As we heave a collective sigh of relief at finally putting 2020 behind us, let’s take a moment to reflect on the past 12 months through the lens of Power Finance & Risk’s most read stories of the year.
  • Safety this holiday season is a top priority for IntelStor, which says it is providing Santa Claus with wind turbine geo-location mapping, to make sure that his sleigh ride round the globe goes off without a hitch.
  • #PowerTweets is an occasional feature tracking trends in power finance and investment in the Americas on Twitter.
  • Recent announcements show that major institutions are taking more of an interest in the world of community solar.
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