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Tuesday March 16th, 2021 evening edition

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Despite all the challenges of 2020, the U.S. solar industry broke several records.

Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, found that the industry installed a record 19.2 GW of capacity last year.

California, Texas, and Florida were the top three states for annual solar capacity additions for the second straight year.

In 2020, 27 states installed over 100 MW of new solar capacity, a record.

For the second year in a row, solar led all technologies in new U.S. electric-generating capacity added, accounting for 43% in 2020.

The U.S. solar industry also saw its biggest quarterly gain ever in the fourth quarter, adding 8 GW of new capacity.

She said that the forecast shows that by 2030 the equivalent of one in eight American homes will have solar. »

DuckDuckGo Calls Out Google Search for 'Spying' on Users After Privacy Labels Go Live

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After months of stalling, Google finally revealed how much personal data they collect in Chrome and the Google app.

Google recently added App Privacy labels to its Google Search app, spelling out the extent of information that's collected.

DuckDuckGo claims that Google "wanted to hide" the information that it collects, which is why Google took so long to roll out support for App Privacy labels. »

FBI facing allegation that its 2018 background check of Brett Kavanaugh was ‘fake’

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The FBI is facing new scrutiny for its 2018 background check of Brett Kavanaugh, the supreme court justice, after a lawmaker suggested that the investigation may have been “fake”.

The FBI was called to investigate the allegations during the Senate confirmation process but was later accused by some Democratic senators of conducting an incomplete background check.

He also criticized FBI director Chris Wray, who Joe Biden has elected to remain in place, for not answering questions about the investigation. »