The Daily Populous

Thursday August 17th, 2023 night edition

image for The US climate law is fueling a factory frenzy. Here’s…

Planned factories are concentrated in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, with some also coming to Ohio and solar giant Texas.

South Carolina, for example, advertises itself as an EV industry destination, in part because of the 75,000 people already employed in the automotive industry in the state.

The geographic proximity of these facilities will likely yield other benefits, such as cheaper transportation from manufacturing sites to assembly plants.

Impressive as this state-spanning explosion in clean energy manufacturing may be, it’s not happening without some serious help from abroad.

That’s because South Korea is one of only three countries with mature battery-manufacturing sectors, China and Japan being the others.

China-based Longi and U.S.-based Invenergy announced a plant in Ohio that they claim ultimately will be the largest U.S. solar manufacturing facility.

Most of the facilities aiming for 2025 or later are big-money battery plants, such as LG Energy Solution’s $5.5 billion Arizona factory. »

Looters and land speculators move in after deadly Hawaii fires

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The fires displaced hundreds of families and became the deadliest in modern U.S. history, surpassing the 2018 Camp Fire in California that killed 85 people, officials said.

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green estimated the fires have caused $6 billion in damage.

In Sizemore's view, the looters are "just random people who are trying to get across the island to where there’s more aid.”. »

Woman learns she’s half a credit shy of graduating high school, 16 years after receiving diploma

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG/Gray News) – The Toledo Public Schools system recently informed a woman in Ohio she never actually graduated high school when she received her diploma in 2007.

They did, however, have records showing she was half a credit short from graduation – which isn’t good enough for any college Tatum said she’s hoping to attend.

I did nothing but come to school, learn, get my diploma, and go off to college to better myself,” Tatum said. »

Booing and walkouts after the Killers tell Georgia audience Russian is their ‘brother’

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“We don’t know the etiquette of this land but this guy’s a Russian,” Flowers can be heard telling the crowd, who responded with a mixture of cheers and boos.

#Russia|n drummer at The Killers concert spoke about the Russian-#Georgia|n "friendship", which caused public protests — Mtavari TV (@MtavariChannel) August 15, 2023.

The band said that Flowers’ comments onstage “meant to suggest that all of The Killers’ audience and fans are ‘brothers and sisters’”, but that they recognised this meaning “could be misconstrued”. »

Sex% is now an official Baldur's Gate 3 speedrun category and someone already did it in under 8 minutes

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Mae spends most of the run leaping past anything that won't get them laid, thanks to enhanced leap's extended jump distance.

Currently, Mae holds the world record for BG3's romance%, which is now an official category after Twitter user Th3ValeOfficial hypothesized the run.

According to Mae, they were able to carve the run down to eight minutes from an initial five hours. »