Marginal cost

Supply chain issues affect some lots of local Christmas trees

Supply chain issues are not only causing a shortage of Christmas trees, but also a delay in their delivery. Problems with the supply chain prevent some lots of local Christmas trees from looking as happy and shiny as before. “It’s really fun trying to find the perfect tree,” said 8-year-old …

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Tight job market will drive interest rates up, Bank official says

gHello. Oil entered a drop this morning amid mounting speculation that the United States will draw on its strategic reserves. Joe Biden’s administration is believed to have hatched a plan with Asian consumers to boost supply in the market in a bid to contain prices after Opec repeatedly pushed back …

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Eskom wants 20% more next year

Energy regulator Nersa has presented four new options to Eskom to determine the tariffs it will be allowed to charge from April 1 next year, but the utility persists in its lawsuit to force Nersa to process your request using the existing pricing methodology. Nersa previously rejected Eskom’s request, which …

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Decoding the political economy of the repeal of agricultural laws

The Prime Minister’s announcement to repeal the three farm reform laws is a crushing defeat for good policy and common sense – and a setback for agriculture itself. In a country where 85% of farmers are small or marginal, we needed time to allow farms to consolidate and give the …

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Dispelling the myths about “wind overproduction” – CleanTechnica

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation.By Joseph Daniel, Senior Energy Analyst Wind power is already a common source of electricity because it is abundant, clean, reliable, and a low-cost source of electricity. Wind turbines are also flexible. Grid operators can lower (or reduce) the output of wind …

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Prices for building materials are soaring

By Prakash VL Cascading effect of fuel prices, foreclosure impacts construction industry Despite a marginal drop in fuel prices, industry insiders say there has been a continued rise in fuel prices that has had a huge impact on the construction industry. As the transportation of construction materials is affected, builders …

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Populism is not good for the planet

Photo: rob walsh / Unsplash Not all populists are climate deniers, but virtually all climate deniers are populists. From 1990 to 2018, the number of countries with populist leaders increased from four to 20. The best known was President Donald Trump. Right-wing populists often include scientists in their characterization of …

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