Project Latte: How Microsoft wants to integrate Android apps into Windows 10

Windows 10 may soon be able to run mobile apps designed for Android. Update on the technical details that allow this porting.  Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to run their Android apps on Windows 10 with little or no code changes. How? 'Or' What ? By packaging them as an MSIX app package format and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed " Latte ," according to Windows Central, which says it will go into production next year. Microsoft had already tried to put Android applications under Windows 10 with the Astoria project, which has since aborted. The Latte project is probably powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But Microsoft will need to provide its own Android subsystem for Google's OS apps to actually work. Microsoft has announced that the WSL will soon be compatible with GPU acceleration, which should improve the performance of applications runnin

Wind power supplied 15% of the electricity consumed in Europe in 2019

Year after year, the share of wind power in European electricity production is increasing. It reached 15% in 2019 according to the association of industry professionals, WindEurope, which draws its figures from Entso-E, the association of European electricity network operators. In 2018, wind energy provided 14% of current demand, and the previous year, 11.6%.
 
Wind power supplied 15% of the electricity consumed in Europe in 2019

This average increase on the Old Continent masks very strong disparities between the Danish champion (where the wind supplied 48% of electricity in 2019) and the Slovak red lantern (0%). France, with 7%, is in 18th position.

Europe now has an installed capacity of 205 gigawatts (GW), the equivalent of 128 EPR-type nuclear reactors. Defenders of the atom always point out that these power comparisons have a limited value since a nuclear reactor and an intermittent wind turbine do not produce the same number of hours in the year.


More than 15 GW of new wind capacity went into service last year, notes WindEurope, including 3.6 GW at sea. Two-thirds of the turbines installed offshore in 2019 were in British waters. The UK produced 22% of its electricity from modern windmills, half of which are offshore wind turbines. France, which embarked on the Sarkozy quinquennium in offshore wind projects, has still not succeeded, in particular because of the numerous legal remedies.

WindEurope stresses the progress of the installations but considers it still insufficient to meet the ambitious objectives of the European Commission's Green Pact. To this end, the new capacity installed each year should be twice as large as in 2019, said Giles Dickson, president of WindEurope.