The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 night edition

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The American Clean Power Association report catalogues the extraordinary growth of solar power in the US.

This was the finding of the first Clean Power Annual report by the American Clean Power Association (ACPA), which showed record US renewables growth and investment.

In 2020, the US installed 26GW of new clean power, with utility solar, wind power and battery storage capacity now exceeding 170GW.

Combined wind, solar, and battery storage power represent 78% of new power installations in 2020.

Overall, corporate buyers contracted nearly the same about of clean power as utilities – 10,417MW versus 10,854MW, respectively.

It showed how the unsubsidised cost of energy for solar has fallen 90% since 2009 (wind power has fallen 71%).

Texas also added the most clean power capacity last year with 6,320MW, followed by California (2,193MW), Florida (1,267MW), Iowa (1,218MW), and Oklahoma (1,182MW). »

Los Angeles air traffic control warns ‘jetpack guy is back’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI is investigating what one commercial airline pilot said might have been an airborne person with a jetpack, high in the busy skies near Los Angeles International Airport.

“Out of an abundance of caution, air traffic controllers alerted other pilots in the vicinity.”.

“Use caution, the jetpack guy is back,” said one air traffic alert. »

Trump's tax returns are heading for Congress. Better late than never.

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Congress now has a chance to use Trump’s returns to close the loopholes and tax dodges he’s reportedly employed for years.

And, crucially, the law that allows certain congressional committees to request tax returns from the IRS also requires that those returns remain confidential.

Trump’s tax returns would make for a few embarrassing news cycles for the former president and his party. »

Bungie and Ubisoft are taking cheat-makers to court

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For 30 euros, a week a cheater gets Destiny 2 hacks including a PvP aimbot, infinite ammo, ESP, and a HWID spoofer.

Similar packages are available for Rust, Apex, Legends, Call of Duty, Escape from Tarkov, Hunt Showdown, Dead by Daylight, PUBG, and more.

On July 23, Bungie and Ubisoft filed a lawsuit against Ring-1 in the California state district, naming several individuals believed to be behind Ring-1 with usernames like Krypto, Overpowered, and Berserker. »