Standing under the statue of the founder of the British National Health Service, Aneurin Bevan, Susan poignantly added: "It's not much to sacrifice when people are sacrificing their lives in the health service looking after the older generation. You don't want to lose your life -- be sensible." … [Read more...] about Groundhog day in Wales as country enters second-wave lockdown
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PG&E told regulators that customers in the area where the Zogg Fire began, near Zogg Mine Road and Jenny Bird Lane north of Igo, are served by a 12,000-volt circuit called Girvan 1101. On the day the Zogg Fire began, a PG&E SmartMeter and a line recloser in the area “reported alarms and other activity between approximately 2:40 p.m. and 3:06 p.m., when the line recloser de-energized that portion of the circuit,” the company said in a report to the California Public Utilities Commission. Reclosers are akin to automatic circuit breakers that can restart power after an electrical line trips off. … [Read more...] about Cal Fire is investigating if PG&E equipment caused the deadly Zogg Fire
"A central tenant of the Biden energy plan is more government intervention into electricity and transportation markets. The plan would prohibit and regulate the development of other natural resources," surmised Nick Loris, an energy-focused economist at the Heritage Foundation. "Combined, these policies would harm consumers multiple times over through higher energy prices and lead to more cronyism and corporate welfare in energy markets. We see those adverse effects directly in California, where electricity rates are some of the highest in the country." … [Read more...] about Could California’s policies work on a federal scale under a Biden-Harris administration?
Russia also reported a record number of coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours at 286, according to the country's coronavirus response center data released Thursday. Russian officials said the total death toll was now 23,491, although the figure is likely to be larger due to the way the country calculates deaths, and reports of high excess mortality this year. … [Read more...] about London and Paris bring in strict new rules as cases surge across Europe
New York and Pennsylvania have shale natural gas resources; however, New York has not benefitted from the nationwide fracking shale revolution. “The difference in energy-related outcomes in the two States is stark. Development of the Marcellus and Utica Shale in Pennsylvania caused natural gas production to increase 10-fold from 2010 to 2017. Over the same period, New York’s production fell by nearly 70 percent. Pennsylvania leads the country in net exports of electricity to other States and produces more than twice the amount of energy it consumes,” a CEA report noted. “New York, in contrast, has grown more dependent on electricity generated elsewhere; and in 2017, the State consumed four times as much energy as it produced. Despite the growth in energy production in Pennsylvania, total energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell 15 percent from 2010 to 2016, the most recent year of data, twice as much as in New York (7 percent). The greater decline in … [Read more...] about Under Trump, America Became a Net Exporter of Natural Gas and Crude Oil for the First Time in More than Fifty Years