Enel came with her turbine

At the end of July, the Italian energy holding Enel appealed to Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov and Energy Minister Alexander Novak with a request to soften the conditions for selecting projects to modernize old TPPs. Vedomosti got acquainted with the document. Its authenticity was confirmed by a market source and a federal official.

Since 2019, a state program for the modernization of old thermal power plants has been in effect in the country, estimated at 1.9 trillion rubles. Generation companies submit projects for the modernization of their stations for a competitive selection; a prerequisite for participation is the use of Russian turbines or foreign assembled in the Russian Federation with a high degree of localization. Projects that are approved in this way are entitled to a guaranteed return on investment of 14% per annum through increased payments to consumers. Within the framework of this program, 40 GW of TPP capacities should be modernized in Russia by 2031.


The opening of the economy provoked an increase in the number of diseases COVID-19

Last week, Apple closed seven stores in Houston, Texas – just a few days after the stores closed in four more states. Texas and Florida, which introduced the quarantine regime among the last in the United States and one of the first to leave it, are becoming the new focus of the epidemic. They, as well as California and Arizona account for almost half of new infections in the United States.

The number of people infected has been decreasing since April 24 (36,291 cases), but since mid-June it has been growing rapidly, reaching a new record on Friday – 45,255, according to Johns Hopkins University. Therefore, in Texas, the authorities closed all the bars (and the mayor of Houston issued a decree on isolation again), in Florida – they restricted their work, and the opening of hairdressers and street verandas scheduled for Monday was postponed in San Francisco. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has postponed the opening of shopping centers, cinemas and fitness clubs, scheduled for Friday in several counties. New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have quarantined visitors from several states, including Florida, Texas, and Arizona.


Putin explained the problems with payments to doctors with the words “we are all people” :: Politics :: RBC

Photo: Sofya Sandurskaya / AGN “Moscow”

Russian President Vladimir Putin explained the problems with payments to doctors treating patients with coronavirus with the phrase “we are all human beings” and urged us not to dramatize the situation. He stated this in the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “on” Russia 1 “. According to him, some in the government did not understand the criteria by which payments to medical workers were made, which is why problems arose.

“I would not dramatize anything here, it happens. After all, we are all people, right? I really said one thing: I thought the way it should be organized, and said the way I thought. But some colleagues did not understand the criteria that I spoke about, ”the head of state noted.

Putin emphasized that this situation cannot be called sloppiness on the part of the authorities, since the government took responsibility for their duties. “People just understood differently,” he concluded.

Mishustin signed a decree on the extension of payments to doctors

Photo: Sofya Sandurskaya / AGN “Moscow”

In April, the Russian president ordered for the period from April to June to establish additional payments to doctors who work with patients infected with coronavirus. All these payments are exempt from personal income tax. So, doctors are paid 80 thousand rubles .; to average medical personnel and emergency doctors – 50 thousand rubles; junior medical staff, paramedics and ambulance drivers – 25 thousand rubles.


Russian tour operators began to cancel July tours abroad

Due to the uncertainty with the dates of lifting the restrictions introduced due to the coronavirus, Russian operators change their plans and cancel flights with departures in July, according to the industry portal Vestnik ATOR.

“Tour operators do not have high hopes for the resumption of international tourism in the coming month, do not want to take risks, and therefore cancel tours with flights in July,” the statement said. The cancellation of tours has already been reported by ANEX Tour, PEGAS Touristik, TEZ Tour, Coral Travel and Intourist. Not all tours have been canceled yet. Some of them cancel vouchers with dates until the middle of the month, but most with departures until the end of July. Operators offer customers to rebook them at a later date.

On March 20, Russia, due to the coronavirus pandemic, stopped foreign rail traffic, a week later passenger air service with other countries was limited. On June 8, part of the restrictions was lifted – the Russians were allowed to leave the country to work and study, as well as to take care of sick relatives living in other states. Foreigners were also allowed to enter Russia for treatment in Russian medical institutions and those who have relatives who need care here.

Earlier, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin called on Russians to abandon vacation abroad and spend it domestically. The Transport Ministry expects to resume international air transportation in July, said Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich.

In June, some European countries announced the removal of quarantine for arrivals from other European countries, making an exception for countries from the risk zone. France on June 15 lifted restrictions on communications with other European countries, but arrivals from the UK and Spain should remain in quarantine for two weeks, Reuters reported.

The Foreign Ministry, commenting on the possibility of opening borders for Russian tourism in popular tourist destinations in Europe, in particular with Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Poland, said that it was too early to speak about specific dates. A decision can be made only after the opening of borders within the European Union and in June – July, Interfax reported.


Tesla resumes operation of a factory for the production of batteries for electric vehicles :: Business :: RBC

The management of the company took advantage of the partial lifting of quarantine and decided to return all workers to the workshops in Nevada

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Tesla management has decided to fully restore the work of the plant in Nevada, which produces batteries for electric vehicles, reports The Verge, citing an internal letter to the company.

The publication indicates that the leadership of Tesla initially announced a partial resumption of production in Nevada, where the authorities went on to soften quarantine measures, but then changed its position.

Valeria Workman, head of the human resources department at Tesla North America, promised that for the safety of workers, the company will launch additional transport to the plant so that people can maintain a social distance. She said that those employees who fear for their health can stay at home, however, in connection with the removal of restrictive measures, in this case they will no longer be able to rely on benefits.

Tesla previously went to the opening of a plant in California, although local authorities in the person of the Alameda County government opposed such a move. Ilon Musk, who called the actions of California leaders to extend quarantine unconstitutional and threatened to transfer the main production of Tesla Model 3 cars to another state, received support from Donald Trump on the eve of this issue. “California should allow Mask to reopen its factory now. And you need to do this quickly, ”wrote the President of the United States on his Twitter.

Musk threatens to relocate Tesla headquarters from California

Elon Musk

At the same time, Musk promised that he would personally be at the California plant, and asked the authorities not to detain anyone other than him for violating anti-quarantine restrictions.

Musk in Russian called the former US Secretary of Labor an idiot

Earlier, the businessman said that he knew how to protect workers in a pandemic. According to him, in this regard, the experience of resuming activities at an enterprise in China was useful to him. However, Tesla employees in various anonymous interviews pointed out that in reality the management could not guarantee their safety. So, the masks offered to the workers turned out to be too small to cover their mouth and nose, and, according to them, no one took care of maintaining social distance in the shops.


The FIA ​​approved the resumption of Formula 1 racing from July 5

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) approved the holding of a Formula 1 auto racing delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Austria and the UK starting July 5. Race organizers received a notice from the FIA ​​on Friday, The Judge 13 reports.

According to the publication, Austria will take two stages in a row: the race of the first stage will be held on July 5, the second – on July 8 or 9. The next two stages will take place in the UK on July 19 and 23. Races will be held without spectators, only television workers providing broadcasting will be allowed. Each team will be housed in a separate hotel to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection.

Formula 1 may be the first global sports project to resume after a forced pause caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The championship was supposed to start in mid-March, but the races were canceled or postponed indefinitely. In late April, the head of Formula 1 Chase Carey said that the championship still starts this summer.

More details – in the publication “b” “Formula 1” returns to the beginning. “