Thought for the day

"If justice requires the consent of the governed, then our [U.S.] whole past record of expansion is a crime." -- Henry Cabot Lodge,1850-1924, US senator



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Last month, Switzerland opened a new pumped storage hydropower plant called Nant de Drance, which effectively acts as a water battery, storing tremendous amounts of energy. As Russia tightens its grip on the EU’s energy supplies, this battery storage facility could play a major role in saving the bloc from a nightmare scenario where Putin cuts off gas entirely. Costing €2billion (£1.67billion), this underground water battery can store 20 million kWh of energy, which is enough to power 900,000 homes.