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Tesla’s new mega-battery in Australia responding in ‘record’ time

“The Hornsdale battery system, which uses the same energy-storage tech found in Tesla’s electric cars, is one of chief executive Elon Musk’s newest projects” writes Brian Fung for independent.co.uk. Less than a month after Tesla unveiled a new backup power system in South Australia, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery is already being put to the test.The price of electricity is soaring in Australia, particularly in the state of South Australia, where a 2016 outage led 1.7 million residents to lose power in a blackout. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Tesla’s enormous battery in Australia, just weeks old, is already responding to outages in ‘record’ time

“The Hornsdale battery system, which uses the same energy-storage tech found in Tesla’s electric cars, is one of chief executive Elon Musk’s newest projects” reports washingtonpost.com. Less than a month after Tesla unveiled a new backup power system in South Australia, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery is already being put to the test.The price of electricity is soaring in Australia, particularly in the state of South Australia, where a 2016 outage led 1.7 million residents to lose power in a blackout.The effectiveness of Tesla’s battery is being closely watched in a region that is…

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Crypto News 

Bitcoin’s Wild Ride: a Run-Down of Thursday’s Dizzying Movements

“The bitcoin price began the day on an incline, punching through $15,000 less than 24 hours after reaching $13,000” writes unknown author for cryptocoinsnews.com. Within a 12-hour span, the bitcoin price leaped by $5,000, and the last $1,000 took just five minutes.Those were just a few of the events that bitcoin traders encountered on Thursday — a day that proved to be one of the most frantic in recent memory.The fastest $1,000 bitcoin price surge in history.And then bitcoin began to go back to earth. Source: cryptocoinsnews.com Share This:

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Thomas Fire Causes Power Outages, Air Quality Warning across Santa Barbara

“They cited poor air quality and the power outage as the reasons for their partial closure” writes Please Enter Your for ucsb.edu. Utilities company SoCal Edison reported that electricity was back on at 2:25 a.m, although brief power outages occurred several times Tuesday morning.A power outage plunged Santa Barbara and Ventura counties into darkness Monday night, less than one week before the start of fall quarter finals.In some parts, the power returned several times over the next half-hour, before going out completely for an extended period of time. Source: ucsb.edu Share…

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Millions of insecure gadgets exposed in European cities: report

“The study was based on calculating the number of exposed devices in major European cities using Shodan, a search engine that helps to identify internet-linked equipment” writes Min Read for reuters.com. Among the top 10 capitals, Rome was lowest with nearly 300,000 visible unsecured devices, the researchers said.Computer security company Trend Micro (4704.T) said that Berlin has more than 2.8 million insecure devices, followed closely by London with more than 2.5 million exposed gadgets. Research company Gartner recently forecast that there would be 8.4 billion connected products or devices in…

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More than 1 million power outages in the Northeast after blockbuster fall storm

“The storm unleashed damaging winds and pockets of flooding rain” reports washingtonpost.com. More than 1.3 million customers lost power, mostly in New England, the most since Hurricane Sandy five years ago.The storm drew a tremendous stream of moisture into the region, sourced from the Caribbean, and including the remnants of Tropical Storm Philippe.The winds and resulting power failures closed schools in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.Tropical storm-force wind gusts rattled the Mid-Atlantic while some hurricane-force gusts battered coastal New England, the hardest-hit area. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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PSE&G prepares for powerful coastal storm

“PSE&G is preparing for a powerful storm that is expected to bring heavy winds and flooding across New Jersey on Sunday afternoon” writes The Jersey Journal for nj.com. To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.  Customers can report outages by logging into their PSE&G account online or by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734).Most of the state could see between 2 and 4 inches of rain from the coastal storm.Additionally, PSE&G says not to run any generators in an enclosed space if power goes out…

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5 people in South Florida nursing home die; facility evacuated as region continues to recover from Irma

“The Associated Press reported that before the deaths at the Hollywood nursing home, Irma was blamed for a combined 19 fatalities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina” reports washingtonpost.com. For three days, the facility lacked power, and for three days, elderly patients suffered in rising heat.Millions of people across Florida have lost power since Irma began lashing the state, and utilities have warned that some of the outages could extend for days or even weeks.The death toll left behind by Hurricane Irma continued to rise Wednesday, as five people died…

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News Oil 

flooded superfund sites

“But if a big chunk of refining remains offline, crude oil inventories in the U.S. are destined to climb, potentially dragging down WTI. The United States Oil Fund LP ETF (NYSE:USO) rose $0.08 (+0.83%) in premarket trading Tuesday” reports etfdailynews.com. A sudden surge in oil stocks could deflate the recent bullishness surrounding the direction of the oil market, reversing what has been months of inventory declines.Forthcoming data release from the EIA will offer a clearer picture on what the Hurricane has done to U.S. oil storage, refined product supply, and…

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