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|The new economics of the power sector
A lot of strange things have been happening in the European power sector lately, from negative prices , to utilities closing down brand new power plants and, naturally, action in various places to ...
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|Offshore wind photoblogging - installation vessel edition
Hi everybody, long time no see.. Here's something hopeful to take your mind off the conventions for a few moments. Part of my Wind power series. And the usual full disclosure: I advise wind ...
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|Is nuclear energy more expensive than offshore wind?
This is what is suggested in a recent article of the Times of London: French demand high price for `rescuing' nuclear industry with two new reactors (behind pay wall, but accessible here ) ...
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|French presidential election - a primer
As we enter 2012, a major political milestone is getting nearer in France, namely the presidential election, and I thought I'd try to start covering this in more detail over the next few months (as ...
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|It's the class warfare, stupid!
There have been endless discussions as to whether the current economic crisis is a debt crisis, a banking crisis or (in Europe) a trade imbalance crisis. Ultimately, we are facing redistribution ...
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|French socialist primaries - first round vote today
In a first for the French republic, the socialists are organising open primaries to select their candidate for next year's presidential election. What is new this year is that the primary is open ...
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|Bleed, you sinners!
Note: this is about the European debt crisis, but the parallels with the USA are obvious "Bild" is impressed ...
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|The first victim of the European bank crisis: investment in the US
As I noted in a comment a few days ago, some of the most likely victims of the current banking crisis in Europe are going ...
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|Germany pushing forward smart energy policy
Following the recent announcement by the German government of the forthcoming closure of all nuclear plants by 2022 (see Merkel's ...
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|Greece Shock Therapy update - WSJ lies debunked
Note: the article below, published initially on Histologion last month, was posted and update by ...
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|Short termism is killing us
The FT had a timely article over the week-end ...
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|No peak oil quite yet... but it still hurts
World oil production. Source: Graphoilogy using US ...
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|Ben Laden: some rumblings
Following the announcement of Ben Laden's execution by US special forces, I found the following items notable: nobody (other than a few idealists on the blogs) found it strange that ...
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|The capitulation of politics (or the arrogance of finance?)
Standard & Poor’s put a “negative” outlook on the U.S. AAA credit ...
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|Financing energy infrastructure
I was invited to speak in Brussels earlier last week about the financing of energy infrastructure. It was a breakfast organised by the ...
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|After Fukushima: a new dash for gas? Really?
he final outcome and cost of the nuclear accident at Fukushima are yet to be determined but the obituary of the nuclear industry has already been written, and one competing source of power has ...
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|The end of nukes?
Apparently the Spiegel has decide to declare the end of the nuclear age,
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|keep off my $@ email, kos!
A few months ago, kos offered us the opportunity to receive action and information emails, and I duly signed up. Except that now, I get these action emails twice: to the email I provided when I ...
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|ExxonMobil says wind is cheapest form of electricity generation
Sometimes, a graph says it all. This one is from ExxonMobil's yearly review of energy statistics and trends, called Energy ...
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|offshore wind grows - in Europe
The 2010 statistics for offshore wind came out this week, and they ...
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|pope: education is evil
Pope: Sex education attack on religion "I cannot remain silent about another attack on ...
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|Neo-feudalism and neo-nihilism
One of the trends of our times has been this creeping move towards something that looks like feudalism, ie a system where wielding uncontested power (political or economic) becomes more important ...
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|Markets hated the tax cuts for the rich
Global bond rout deepens on US fiscal worries The yield on 10-...
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|No Meta, just good news
As you know, I'm firmly (and rightly or wrongly) in the camp of those who are seriously disappointed with our current crop of leftwing politicians and who are quite pessimistic about the short term ...
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The annual World Energy Outlook has just been published by the International Energy Agency (see ...
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|lessons from the early years of offshore wind in Europe
As I keep on being extremely busy at ...
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|An optimistic diary (for once)
I'm usually known as one of the doomers'n'gloomers round here, with diaries and comments on the economy heavily leaning towards negative views. And to a large extent, I still stand by these ...
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The debate on whether it is more appropriate to say that Obama has done a lot or that he has done too little regularly divides DailyKos, and I'd like to tackle it from a slightly different ...
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|Wind Lowers Power Prices: New Scientist
Part of my Wind series European Tribune editor John Evans ( afew ) and I wrote an opinion piece on the economics of ...
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|Cutting social spending is urgent
Because the money is still urgently needed elsewhere: US financial system support up $700 bln in past year-...
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|Photoblog: Another offshore wind farm under construction
I had the pleasure of accompanying ...
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|Now he tells us: Bush hates oil, loves wind power
DALLAS — As the U.S. Gulf Coast battled a massive oil spill, former President ...
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|One billion barrels of 'oil' found on the sea
While you guys are facing the worsening-by-the-day consequences of the BP spill, some interesting news came out of the European "oil patch" - ie the North Sea:
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|What's cooler than an iPad? An iPad with a windmill pic on it!
One argument that has always amazed me from wind opponents is the one that says, in an attempt to ...
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|Oil spill: we are the problem. Time to tax gas. Massively
I know, you need your cars for basic tasks. To go to work, to shop. And you have no alternative. I know, a gas tax is regressive, and hits the poor hardest. But until gas taxes are jacked up - and ...
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|blow baby blow
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|Wind's latest problem: it ... makes power too cheap
Part of my Wind power series. Full disclosure: I advise wind ...
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|what a surprise
The Economist is openly surprised to find out why there such widespread discontent these days:
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|French left wins 21 out of 22 regions
There was another vote today - the second round of French regional elections. After a first round last week which gave a strong showing of the left last week, this week's vote confirmed the massive ...
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|'like whatever': justice for Serious People
Pope Offers Apology, Not Penalty, for Sex Abuse Scandal Nowhere in the letter did Benedict address the ...
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|Offshore wind farm construction - more pictures
After showing you pictures of offshore wind turbine foundations in this story , I am pleased to be able to now post pictures of the above-the-...
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|Come join me at the NYC meetup today!
Hi Everybody - just a reminder that I'm in New York today and will be joining the kossack meetup that will be taking place this afternoon. See sidnora'...
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|The stimulus saved the US wind industry in 2009
The good news just came this morning: the US wind industry shattered all records in 2009, coming within a whisper of installing 10 GW (10,000 MW) in the year, up 18% from what was already a record ...
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|An overly-long rant about HCR
*Note by Jerome*: everything below was written by Izzy over at European Tribune, at my request, after many arguments ...
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|There is (offshore wind powered) light at the end of the tunnel!
bankers walking inside a foundation for the Belwind offshore windfarm, Zeebrugge, Belgium, 22 January ...
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|European offshore wind industry taking off
2009 marks the third year of industrialisation and growth for the nascent offshore wind sector, with a lot more to come:
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|visiting NY in 2 weeks' time
Hi everybody! This is just a short diary to say that I'll be visiting the US in 2 weeks' time for business and I'll be spending the whole week-end in NY (on 30-31 January) before also going to ...
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|Taxing the Banks
After the first steps in the UK and France (with a 50% surcharge on bonuses payable by the banks, which they seem to ...
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|banks w. lobbyists took more bad risks and got bailed out more
This is not much of a diary, and it's a few days old, but the information, while not surprising, deserves to be publicized more, especially as it comes from an unimpeachable source:
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|So, how large is the global plutocratic class?
The Financial Times' US editor Chrysta Freeland has an article today which can be interpreted in quite different ways. As its title suggests (
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|Obama is better than the extreme-right
I think we all agree on that, and all agree that it's better to have him in power today than the Republicans, and that it is rather important to beat again the Republicans in the coming elections. ...
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|Saving the world, one windfarm at a time
As Copenhaguen ends, unsurprisingly, in confusion, I have the opportunity to give you a more positive tale, and show you it is possible for people - including even bankers amongst them - to work ...
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|Europe (read: the left) is doomed! Special Decline and Defeatism edition
The Economist's Charlemagne coumn (their official place to editorialize about Europe) has outdone itself this week in a gleeful column about Europe's decline:
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|So, how do we get anything better than sane center-right policies?
It's hard for me to take sides in the debate between those sorely disappointed by Obama's policies and those that point out that his policies, however flawed, still represent very real progress and ...
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|I'm Sorry: you've got the wrong targets
The two "Sorry" diaries currently on the reclist (
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|We won against Tony Blair! Europe is Doomed! Special 'Nobodies' Edition
[Europe.Is.Doomed™ Alert] With the nomination of Herman van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton to the two newly created jobs of President of the European ...
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|Some predictions on the forthcoming Russian-Ukrainian gas 'crisis'
We've recently heard more veiled threats from Putin about Ukraine being unable to pay for gas (thus presumably leading to new attempts at cutting ...
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|No one is more French than I am
1) I live in Paris ( a Paris even). I see the Eiffel Tower from my window - and we have parties ...
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|The stimulus and green jobs
Recently, there have been worried ...
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|Gah - how many times will it be needed to debunk silly pipeline conspiracies?
Once again the Afghan pipeline comes up in a recommended diary . Once again, I can ...
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|Meet the new German (conservative) government
Below is an extensive introduction to the main minsiters of the new German cabinet, following the coalition agreement between Angela Merkel's CDU and the (neo)liberal FDP. It was prepared for ...
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|Poll - for or against Meteor Blades capturing the reclist
I think it's totally unfair that some people, just because they work tirelessly for the community and beyond, should have the right to post diaries twice in the same day - especially to post what ...
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|Get used to it, little people: big bonuses for them are good for you
Public must learn to 'tolerate the inequality' of bonuses, says Goldman Sachs vice-...
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|Sarkozy tries to outbrazen Bush
In a long interview with (the usually friendly) Figaro , Nicolas ...
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|Obama has an unprecedented opportunity to re-make the economy
U.S. stocks notched new 52-week highs again on Monday, thanks to corporate America showing better-than-expected profits.
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|Stop Blair petition going strong
The petition is simple enough: We, European citizens of all origins and of all political persuasions, wish to express our total opposition to the ...
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|One (or two) years on - they have learnt nothing
Just over one year after it became impossible to deny that the crisis that had started in 2006/2007 was a major, systemic event, it is rather depressing to see that nothing has really changed and, ...
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|the "Atlantic Gap" - Obama's America and ungrateful Europeans
The Economist, which used to be an excellent magazine with fairly transparent biases that did not spill into its reporting, has turned, over the past 10-15 years, into the mouthpiece of the US ...
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|No surprise: Georgia Triggered War With Russia, Neocons lied
Report: Georgia Triggered War With Russia A 9-month international investigation into the 2008 ...
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We keep on being told that the current crisis should not lead to a paradigm change, because, while it lasted, ...
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|LOL: Goldman CEO criticizes 'useless' banking
Goldman chief hits at `useless' banking Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, has ...
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|The Amerikaaner Party
Just a very short diary, to suggest a simple label, which came to me while reading this diary:
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A lot of my work involves negotiating very complex legal documents with my clients. While one may think that the negotiators are fighting one another on behalf of their institutions (me, the bank ...
|Jerome a Paris||09/06/2009||520||381||9||48|
|A diary full of economic good news!
Now that bonddad is gone, some worry that we'll get only doom and gloom diaries. Well, no! I'll bring only good news in this one!
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|WSJ Discovers Spanish High Speed Rail
Note: this is a crosspost of an story by DoDo over at the European Tribune, with his kind permission. He is an occasional ...
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|Hey cool - the economic crisis is already over!
The eagerness over the past few days by pundits and financiers to call the financial crisis essentially over has been quite remarkable. I've been collecting articles all saying the same thing and ...
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|Health Care Horror Story: the socialist version
As an immediate response to MinistryOfTruth 's call for people to post personal health care horror stories, and as this has been requested ...
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|"2007 was an incredibly good year for the super rich"
The top .01% (top 14,988 US families, making at least $11.5m in 2007) share increased from 5.46% in 2006 to 6.04% in 2007 leaving well behind the 1928 peak of 5.04 percent. This shows ...
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|Transparency: good for banks, not taxpayers
Wall Street profits from trades with Fed Wall Street banks are reaping outsized ...
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|3 for 3
Belgian and Dutch investors join EIB and banks in Belwind rescue (24 Jul 2009) Banks have ...
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|WSJ says pay inequality is bankrupting the system
Pay of Top Earners Erodes Social Security Executives and other highly compensated employees now receive more than ...
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|DK GreenRoots: the economics of wind power
Note: I was hoping to write a brand new diary for the DK Greenroots series, but the past several weeks have been a bit hectic at work, and I haven't had the time to write a full fledged post, so ...
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|How not to end another president's (lost) war
In homage to Billmon, on the day Moon of Alabama , the site built by Bernhardt to welcome his "barflies" when he closed the Whiskey Bar to comments, closes.
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|Citi increases credit card rates. Why is it allowed to do so?
Citi raises card rates on millions People close to the situation said that Citi, ...
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|Krugman blasts Krugman
Mish has a rather damning post for Krugman , where he flags this article of Krugman's from ...
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|Geithner and Summers launch financial regulatory reform
In an article in this morning's Washington Post , two of the senior regulators most responsible ...
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|How does the greatest bull run of all times end?
Contrary to what the general public thinks, the most remarkable bull market in our times has not been that of that stocks, or even of real estate, but rather that of bonds. The chart below (...
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|all is back to normal on the economic front
House prices rose by 1.2 per cent during April and May, according to Nationwide Building Society. It said that the increase was because of huge demand from buyers and a shortage of ...
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|What's the responsibility of the media?
I briefly discussed the study by the Columbia Journalism Review ...
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|budhydharma and Bob Johnson's Posthumous GBCW diaries
Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! ..........LOL I am posting this on behalf of two great kossacks, who have been unexpectedly banned from this ...
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|Green shoots: you'd better be grateful!
*COULD there be a better time to be a bank*? If you have capital and courage, the markets are packed with opportunities—as they well understand at Goldman Sachs, which is once ...
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|The cost of wind, the price of wind, the value of wind
I'd like to try to clear some of the confusion that surrounds the economics of wind power, as it is often fed and used by the opponents of wind to dismiss it. As I ...
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|The dollar as reserve currency
There's been a lot of discussion lately of the dollar losing its role as the main reserve currency, based on various pronouncements on the topic by Chinese officials seemingly unhappy with the ...
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|WSJ opinion page blames tax cuts for crisis!
Monday, the WSJ posted a pretty significant article in its opinion pages by Steven Gjerstad and Vernon Smith (...
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|So, will Obama actually listen?
A lot has been made about Obama being greeted to supposedly rapturous audiences in Europe (as described by obviously love-
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|NYT repeats coal talking points, try to sabotage Obama's green energy plans
Articles like this one are terrible because they give "objective" credence ...
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|I am a banker. Some of us did not f*ck up.
As a number of you know. I am a banker. I've been financing projets in the energy sector for close to 15 years. I'm aware this diary can and will be seen as self-serving, and indeed it is. But I ...
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|Despair: Greenspan given tribune to say the taxpayers must pay
Earlier this morning, I wrote a comment that summarized the arguments made in more or less good faith to defend market ...
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|Sigh... the biggest problem is not (toxic) bank assets
The Geithner plan is yet another attempt to relieve banks of their toxic assets - all the irresponsible loans they made, willfully or not, to clients that will not be paying them back. Bad mortgages,
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hi everybody. I haven't been writing lately because it's just too damn depressing. It feels like 2003 all over again. You know, the feeling that all is decided beforehand, and that nothing you can ...
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