Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

We Didn’t Begin the Hearth (This Time)

The world’s fifth-largest financial system seemed extra like a creating nation final week, as PG&E purposefully minimize energy to tens of millions of individuals in Northern California for days.

We knew this was coming. The rising security and monetary danger of wildfires within the state imply mass energy outages will turn out to be extra frequent. However on this case, PG&E was slammed for the way in which it dealt with issues.

We’ll dig into the scope, the fallout, and the options of California’s energy shutoffs on account of wildfire threats.

Then: Dyson made a giant enterprise out of promoting $400 hair dryers and $500 vacuum cleaners, however it couldn’t make a high-end electrical automotive work. We’ll speak about why Dyson wrote off its EV plans.

Lastly, the Trump administration lifts a tariff exemption for bifacial photo voltaic panels. Why are these two-sided photo voltaic panels changing into so well-liked now? And can new tariffs halt their rise within the U.S.?

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Extra sources:

New York Instances: Inside PG&E’s Management Room

Bloomberg: What Occurs When a Vacuum Firm Tries to Make an Electrical Automotive

GTM Squared: Has Bifacial Photo voltaic Lastly Moved From Theoretical to Sensible?

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