California’s Renewable Energy Conundrum | OilPrice.com

Amid a heatwave in the West, the largest U.S. solar state, California, is grappling with power issues and with keeping its electricity grid stable as demand exceeds supply. And in a looming renewable future, those power disruptions just might be a sign of things to come.

California energy consumers were warned of rolling outages as there is insufficient energy to meet the high demand during the heatwave, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) said over the weekend. 

The warning to Californians about the outages and strained grid should serve as a warning for policymakers and system operators across the United States and elsewhere: a rush to boost renewable energy power generation should be coupled with – and even preceded by – more careful planning on how to ensure the reliability and stability of the power grid.  

California’s Struggles With Power Reliability

In the case of California, where solar power supplies

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Firefighters Make Progress on Bay Area Wildfires

We’ll be providing updates on fires in the Bay Area and Northern California here. You can view a Cal Fire map of current incidents here.



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  • For the latest on the CZU Lighting Complex Fire in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, click here.
  • You can find updates on the LNU Lightning Complex Fire burning in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties here.
  • The latest on the SCU Complex Fire burning in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties here.
  • For the latest on the Woodward Fire in Marin County, click here.
  • Latest information pertaining to wildfires in Monterey County can be found here.
  • For more on the wildfires in Mendocino County, click here.

Here’s a look at the latest updates:

Monday, Sept. 7

Fire crews were closing in on full containment and seemed to stop forward progress on all three major wildfires

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Magazines giant Future hikes up forecasts as readers rush to view content online



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Magazine publisher Future today declared its profits were running way ahead of City expectations in a statement likely to trigger a big share price surge.

The company behind about 140 titles such as PC Gamer, Total Film and Classic Rock has shifted successfully into digital media and said it is now benefiting from the rising numbers of people migrating onto reading their news and entertainment content online.

Since it last reported on trading in July, the company said, visitor numbers to its sites had rocketed 25% in the UK and 40% in the US compared with the previous year.

Futhermore, titles from its recent. £140 million takeover of TI Media are selling better than management had hoped, with highlights including new websites Advnture.com for outdoor sports enthusiasts and Petsradar.com for animal lovers.

As a result, Future said: “full-year adjusted operating profit is now expected to

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Top Tips to improve car retail’s digital marketing in September, opinion

The September plate-change marks the second biggest month of the year for new car sales in the UK.

With dealerships now reopened across the UK, the launch of the new 70-plate will play a key role in driving online search activity as buyers consider their next car purchase.

September is also a strong month for used and nearly-new sales. After all not all new car searches end in new car purchases.

This year waiting times on some new models will be longer than normal as a result of car factories getting back up to speed.

Rather than wait, some buyers will look at alternative new models or consider nearly-new or used models.

With this plate-change shaping up to be like no other, dealers need to step up their digital game and make themselves even more search friendly.

With this in mind, here are some of our best practice tips to

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Outlook on the Global Solid-State Lighting Source Industry to 2025 – LED Technology to Occupy the Maximum Share – ResearchAndMarkets.com – Press Release

DUBLIN–(Business Wire)–The “Solid-State Lighting Source Market – Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The solid-state lighting source market is expected to register a CAGR of 14.4% over the forecast period 2020 – 2025.

The solid state lighting source market is expected to experience significant growth over the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to increasing demand for eco-friendly and energy-saving lighting technology. Technological developments in the lighting industry aim at providing higher lighting output at less power consumption.

The major factor that drives the growth of Solid State Lighting market is growing awareness about energy efficient LED lights among consumers, high growth potential in application such as automotive, medical, outdoor lighting due to use of solid state lighting and emerging smart city technology among others.

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has adversely affected the solid-state lighting source market with manufacturing operations temporarily suspended

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Toledo Digital Marketing Agency Focus Is Website Design, Social Media Management

Digital marketing agency, Unify Marketing & Technology Solutions, explains how expert website design, social media management, & Facebook advertising helps Toledo, Maumee, Perrysburg OH business

MAUMEE, OH / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2020 / Maumee, OH based digital marketing agency, Unify Marketing & Technology Solutions (Unify MTS) offers expert guidance on what a powerful online presence can do for any business.

Detailed information on all their services can be found at: https://unifymts.com/ .

It’s been well established that most people spend a substantial amount of time online watching, learning, and purchasing. This has resulted in a significant shift from traditional marketing methods to digital ones. Consequently, brands must have an online presence to stay ahead in their marketing game.

Digital marketing companies like Unify MTS work with businesses to help them navigate a complex marketing landscape that continues to evolve rapidly. They customize website design and online marketing services according

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Executive Order on Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Purpose.  The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which originated in the People’s Republic of China, continues to pose a significant threat to the health of Americans throughout the United States.  As we have since January 2020, with the proactive decision to limit travel from China and the passage of three massive economic relief packages, my Administration will take whatever steps are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain economic prosperity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the Department of Health and Human Services have concluded that “growing and disproportionate unemployment rates for some racial and ethnic minority groups during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to greater risk of eviction and homelessness or sharing of housing.”

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Gadgets to buy and prepare for your at-home classroom

It’s time to think about back to school and for many families. That will mean preparing for an at-home classroom. We’re stretching your dollar with what to look for as you buy new gadgets.

The days of notebooks and backpacks as your primary back-to-school supplies are behind us for many families who are trading the in-person classroom for the at-home school amid the pandemic.
This year, electronics are topping the list.

“One thing that you, parents and kids need to do, is making sure there are enough computers to go around. If mom is in a meeting, dad is in a meeting and two kids are in meetings, you have to make sure everyone can be connected at the same time if needed.”

Dealnews.com‘s Michael Bonebright says the good news is you don’t have to pay top dollar so everyone can have their own gadget. He says buying a refurbished

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Home Depot takes up to 25% off mechanics tools, accessories, more

Today only, as part of its Special Buy of the Day, Home Depot is offering up to 25% off automotive tools and accessories. Free shipping is available on just about everything or you can opt for in-store pickup. Headlining today is the Stanley 65-piece Home Tool Kit for $39.97. Regularly $50 or more, today’s deal is a 20% savings and the best we can find. If you’re just starting out your tool kit, going with a bundle like this is a great way to get the ball rolling. You’ll receive 65-pieces total including essentials like a hammer, measuring tape, level, and more. Rated 4.8/5 stars. More below.

For a more robust offering, consider going with Milwaukee’s 50-piece Ratchet and Socket Mechanics Tool Set for $99. That’s down $20 from the regular going rate and is one of the best offers we’ve tracked to date. There’s a lot to

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