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Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Sept. 8, 2020

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Month of local ‘TV auction’ activities start Saturday, with virus-related restrictions

A month of local activities for a national fundraiser – this time to remedy trash in oceans – is scheduled to start Saturday with the traditional relay race starting and ending outside Kulturhuset.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of May 23, 2017

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Svalbardbutikken hires new staff due to empty shelves
Svalbardbutikken is hiring two additional managers to help keep goods in stock after the going through months of empty shelves in various parts of the store.

Power plugged: Proposals from solar panels to extension cable to the mainland debated as alternatives to coal

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Reality check: Longyearbyen isn’t going to stop burning coal for power during the next year. Or ten. Or maybe even the 25 that represents the existing power plant’s life expectancy.
But a lot of hot air is being generated by those wondering what’s eventually next.

Plugging in a long extension cable to the mainland? An underground hot tub gathering to stay warm? Having folks apply liberal amounts of sun screens?

Pilot light: Norway keeps eye on new solar panels being tested at Svalbard Airport

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Logic might suggest that if you’re doing a trial project testing the practicality of solar cells it’s not a great idea to install them shortly before you’re plunged into total darkness for a few months.