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Friday May 26th, 2023 morning edition

image for Electricity prices in Finland flipped negative — a huge oversupply of clean, hydroelectric power meant suppliers were almost giving it away

A new nuclear reactor, as well as unexpected floods, are leading to a glut of clean energy.

Finland was dealing with an unusual problem on Wednesday: clean electricity that was so abundant it sent energy prices into the negative.

While much of Europe was facing an energy crisis, the Nordic country reported that its spot energy prices dropped below zero before noon.

People pay a markup on the electricity, and often pay agreed rates for power instead of the raw market price.

"Now there is enough electricity, and it is almost emission-free," Ruusunen told Yle, adding that Finns could "feel good about using electricity.".

Excessive meltwater — which has caused flood warnings in several northern European countries — is pushing Finland's hydroelectric plants into overdrive and giving plentiful electricity.

"Production that is not profitable at these prices is usually removed from the market," Ruusunen said. »

AOC jokes more people watched her gaming online than listened to glitch-ridden DeSantis launch

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New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s presidential campaign launch by noting that more people watched her gaming online than listened to the 44-year-old begin to make his case to the voters.

Mr DeSantis started his campaign on Twitter Spaces alongside platform owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk and entrepreneur David Sacks.

After the tech issues plaguing the Twitter Spaces event finally faded, Mr DeSantis was mocked for his voice. »

Aderrien Murry: 11-year-old Mississippi boy who was shot by responding police officer after calling 911 is released from the hospital

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An 11-year-old Mississippi boy who was shot by a police officer after he called 911 for help is recovering after being released from the hospital, according to his family.

Murry told CNN that the “irate” father of another of her children arrived at her home at 4 a.m. Saturday.

Murry said the officer who arrived at the home “had his gun drawn at the front door and asked those inside the home to come outside.” »

Helldivers sequel is coming later this year

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Arrowhead Games showcased arguably the most eye-catching and humorous trailer at yesterday’s PlayStation Showcase when it confirmed that the sequel to Helldriver is coming later this year.

The sequel to 2015’s Helldivers is a third-person shooter as opposed to the top-down perspective of the original game.

Helldivers 2 is coming to PC and PS5 later this year. »