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To Prevent Wildfires, Treat Utilities Like Railroad Barons
Wired

PG&E’s electrical equipment likely caused California’s massive Camp Fire. That’s particularly maddening because science knows full well how to stop that. more…

Self-driving car startup Zoox gets a new CEO
TechCrunch

Self-driving car startup Zoox has selected its new CEO following the unexpected firing of co-founder and former CEO Tim Kentley-Klay in August. Aicha Evans, Intel’s now-former chief strategy officer, is joining Zoox as CEO and member of the Board of Directors… more…

California Power Company Tied to Last Year’s Deadly Camp Fire Is Filing For Bankruptcy
Gizmodo.com

California’s largest utility is in a death spiral in wake of the deadly Camp Fire last fall. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) announced Monday it’d be filing for bankruptcy on January 29. Read more... more…

California Today: California Today: The Biggest Unanswered Questions for PG&E
The New York Times

Tuesday: What consumers should watch as PG&E files for bankruptcy; the L.A. teachers’ strike gets underway; and the story of street vendors in photos more…

Tesla sells a new wall charger, Maryland backs away from big EV charging program
Ars Technica

An electric-vehicle transition requires places to plug in. more…

How an Oak Ridge Lab group hopes to extend the lives of aging nuclear reactors
Ars Technica

A high-resolution modeling program will allow utilities to make important changes. more…

Privatized energy utilities are burning down their states, but antitrust can make them stop
Boingboing.net

Pacific Gas and Electric has gone from Wall Street darling to bankruptcy, thanks to the $30 billion in liability from the fires that were started in California by its power-lines. But while any long-haul, high-voltage line carries some risk, especially in a t… more…

Sense uses machine learning to slash home energy consumption
Venturebeat.com

Sense, a startup that employs AI and custom sensors to help homeowners cut down on energy consumption, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. more…

These Utilities Are Dialing Up Efforts To Bring Fast Internet To Rural America
The Huffington Post

“Even the cellular service is bad. We literally have to call to say, ‘I sent you an email.’” more…

Art of Unix Programming by Eric Steven Raymond Reformatted by Martin Tournoij
Arp242.net

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Tuesday US briefing: Trump's rhetoric jars with reality of border life
The Guardian (AU)

Theresa May faces crushing Brexit deal defeat in parliament... Republicans condemn Steve King for “offensive” comments... Trump plans to relax Obama-era rules for oil companies Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading... more…

Climate Concerns Are Pushing Oil Majors to Look Beyond Fossil Fuels
Scientificamerican.com

Several companies are diversifying their businesses, from biofuels to electric vehicles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com more…

California governor faces first major test navigating PG&E bankruptcy waters
Politico

Finding a politically palatable route to resolve the utility's financial woes will not be easy. more…

Governors kick off 2019 with bold calls for climate action in these 5 states
Thinkprogress.org

Governors across the nation are making it clear that 2019 will be the year they will fight harder against climate change by advocating for bolder policies that will boost renewable energy resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions in their states. The governo… more…

Detroit show has SUVs, horsepower, but electric cars are few
Phys.org

Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off this week—and those aren't even ready for production. more…

Affordable Clean Energy rule may lead to more air pollution and carbon emissions, study says
Phys.org

A new study published in Environmental Research Letters and co-authored by Charles T. Driscoll, University Professor of Environmental Systems and Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Scienc… more…

Heating buildings leaves a huge carbon footprint, but there's a fix for it
Phys.org

As winter weather sets in, the heat kicks on in New York City's approximately one million buildings. Most of these buildings' furnaces or boilers run on fossil fuels such as natural gas and oil; as a result, heating and hot water account for about 42 percent … more…

Is Southern Company a Buy?
Fool.com

The Vogtle fiasco aside, Southern Company looks like a compelling income stock for conservative dividend-focused investors. more…

PG&E's Bankruptcy Will Be Costlier Than You Realize
Fool.com

Tens of millions of people will lose money or face added costs. more…

PG&E CEO Steps Down Amid California Wildfire Crisis
The Wall Street Journal

California’s largest utility said Sunday that Chief Executive Geisha Williams was stepping down as it grapples with the growing political and financial fallout of its role in helping spark California wildfires. more…

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Avista Corporation
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Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP Limited Partnership Units
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Genie Energy Ltd. Class B Stock
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IDACORP Inc.
Kenon Holdings Ltd.
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UNITIL Corporation
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