The Daily Populous

Sunday October 25th, 2020 morning edition

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Public success stories like Elon Musk's solar and wind battery farm in Australia have helped move public sentiment.

In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says solar is now the cheapest form of electricity for utility companies to build.

So the statistic “20 to 50 percent cheaper” is based on a calculus of companies building solar projects, not something that has throughput for consumers or even solar homeowners.

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As people and companies see more successful projects like Elon Musk’s South Australia solar battery farm, their investment confidence grows.

And while the news is very good for solar, it’s still pretty good for all the other renewables as well as nuclear, the IEA says. »

California ‘shattering prior election returns’ with 6m ballots already cast

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California has sent mail-in ballots to 22 million registered voters, and the flood of votes that have been returned so far make up about 25%.

But the early turnout is “shattering prior election returns”, said Paul Mitchell of Political Data Inc, a bipartisan voter data firm based in California.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Election workers at the Orange county registrar of voters process stacks of mail-in ballots. »

‘Among Us’ Suffers Attack By Apparent Pro-Trump Hacker—Three Days After AOC’s Hit Twitch Rally

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The four-day event, initially postponed from July, is taking place almost wholly remotely in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former US Vice President Joe Biden, formally nominated tonight, will face President Donald Trump in the US presidential election on November 3.

Among Us has been a surprise hit of 2020, and AOC’s digital rally on Twitch draw even more attention to it. »

Biden says he won't return Trump's attacks on his children because 'it's crass' to target a political opponent's family

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"Look, I'm running against Donald Trump, not his children," Biden said in an interview on the progressive podcast "Pod Save America.".

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden dismissed attacks on a political opponent's family as "crass" after President Donald Trump has repeatedly zeroed in on his son Hunter's business relationships and personal history ahead of the election.

The American people want to hear about their families, not about Trump's family or my family, although I'm very proud of my family.". »

It’s cheaper to build new solar than it is to operate coal plants

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Solar and wind are the most affordable sources of electricity, period, according to the most recent Levelized Cost of Energy comparison, released by Lazard.

The cost isn’t represented by one concrete price, but rather a range of estimated prices given the circumstance applied.

Once subsidies are factored in, utility-scale solar becomes much more competitive, at $32 to $24/MWh. »