Power was restored on Friday for most of the two million Northern California residents who lost electricity when the state's largest utility company switched it off this week to prevent more wildfires.The threat of widespread outages loomed in Southern California after the winds moved to the Los Angeles area, where a wildfire fueled by strong Santa Ana winds prompted officials to order the evacuation of 100,000 people from their homes in the foothills of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County.In the Saddleridge Fire, one man went into cardiac arrest and died at the scene. Two other casualties have been reported as a result of the blaze.Pacific Gas & Electric Co. restored power in Northern California after workers inspected power lines to make sure it was safe. The winds had increased the possibility of transmission lines toppling to the ground or being hit by tree branches and starting wildfires.Scroll down for video Pacific Gas & Electric Co. restored power for … [Read more...] about LA wildfires continue to rage: Blazes that have killed three and forced more than 100,000 to evacuate move across Southern California, as it’s revealed an electrical tower may be to blame and PG&E restores power for two million in the north
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Last month Michael Jennings received a text and a final statement, both on the same day, informing him that his dual-fuel account was in the red. The statement bore the logo, livery and customer services hotline of Extra Energy, which had supplied his home since 2016. The alarming thing was that Extra Energy ceased trading last November and the pensioner, along with its other customers, had been transferred to Scottish Power. Moreover the charges, which covered a one-month period between October and November 2018, amounted to £2,919.12. Jennings called customer services and discovered that the alleged debt was based on an estimated reading and was told that none of the actual readings provided over the years could be retrieved. He then contacted Scottish Power, which confirmed that his account had a zero balance when it was transferred last year. Nevertheless, the phantom Extra Energy insisted its figures were correct. “I was told I had three choices: to pay in full … [Read more...] about Phantom debts that have come to haunt energy customers
NASA's next flagship telescope is the James Webb spacecraft, but the long-term direction of NASA's research remains uncertain. America's space agency has now turned to a team of expert astronomers to choose its eventual successor which will be built and sent into space in the 2030s. Four vastly different designs have been put forward which are designed to look for alien life, distant Earth-like worlds, black holes and the birth of new galaxies and high-energy gas disks. All four of the proposed missions look vastly different and the momentous decision will likely sculpt NASA's research for decades to come. Scroll down for video Analysis of The Great Observatory programme in the 1970s gave the scientific community, and the wider world at large, access to analysis of the entire spectrum of electromagnetic light from Gamma rays to infrared radiation. The four proposed telescopes (pictured) are each designed to focus on a specific region … [Read more...] about Is THIS the future of space exploration? NASA reveals four options for its next flagship telescope and is letting astronomers decide which multi-billion pound machine it will build in the 2030s
Business By Chris Baraniuk Technology of Business reporter 13 August 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49090753 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wants to launch a global currency and change the world of … [Read more...] about Libra: Could Facebook’s new currency be stopped in its tracks?