Israel’s Lebanon border operation seen as a political move by embattled Netanyahu

Israel’s Lebanon border operation seen as a political move by embattled Netanyahu

Meanwhile, Netanyahu has come under some scrutiny for the timing and publicity of the announcement, which his critics say stems from his desire to distract from weeks of negative press. Local newspaper Haaretz and opposition politicians have called it “Operation Netanyahu Shield.” “I think the IDF activity on the border with Lebanon is dictated by military need, not by politics,” Shapland said. “But the extent of the media coverage of that activity is dictated by…

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Equinor’s first solar plant starts commercial operation

Equinor’s first solar plant starts commercial operation

Energy business Equinor’s “first step into solar energy” has been connected to the grid and is in commercial operation. The 162-megawatt Apodi Solar Plant, in Ceara State, Brazil, is expected to produce around 340,000 megawatt-hours of electricity annually, Equinor said Wednesday. This is enough to provide energy for over 170,000 homes. Pal Eitrheim, Equinor’s executive vice president for New Energy Solutions, described the news as a “strategic milestone” for the business. In October 2017, the…

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