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Hawaiian Electric and Other Defendants Reach Tentative $4 Billion Maui Wildfire Settlement

Hawaiian Electric and Other Defendants Reach Tentative $4 Billion Maui Wildfire Settlement

In a lawsuit over the Maui wildfires of August 2023, Hawaiian Electric and other defendants have tentatively agreed to a settlement of more than $4 billion. The proposed deal, which has not yet received final approval, would settle the lawsuits of thousands of businesses and homeowners against the island’s utility, Hawaiian Electric, said people familiar […]

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    California Heat Wave Breaks Records, Strains Grid

    California Heat Wave Breaks Records, Strains Grid

    The state of California entered September with record-breaking temperatures that strained its electrical grid.  The record toppling began Thursday, the first of the month, when Death Valley reported the highest temperature ever recorded in September on planet Earth. Then, on Monday, areas around the Bay Area recorded daily, monthly and one all-time high.  “It’s definitely […]

    Bill Gates Warns of the Dangers of Trucks, Cement and Cow Farts

    Bill Gates Warns of the Dangers of Trucks, Cement and Cow Farts

    This year’s letter from Bill and Melinda Gates focused on nine things that surprised them. For the Microsoft-cofounder, one thing he was surprised to learn was the massive amount of new buildings the planet should expect in the coming decades due to urban population growth. “The number of buildings in the world is going to […]

    World’s First Road That Recharges Vehicles While Driving Opens in Sweden

    World’s First Road That Recharges Vehicles While Driving Opens in Sweden

    Sweden inaugurated on Wednesday the first road of its kind that can recharge commercial and passenger car batteries while driving. The eRoadArlanda project consists of 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) of electric rail installed on a public road outside Arlanda Airport. The innovation was funded by the Swedish Transport Administration and is part of the government’s […]