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PG&E to plead guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter for 2018...

The utility announced it had reached a plea agreement with the Butte County District Attorney’s office, saving PG&E executives from prison sentences, but with a $4 million fine imposed.
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Net-zero must be powered by existing technologies, not new ones –...

The world must use existing technologies rather than wait on new technological breakthroughs if 2050 net zero emissions targets are to be met, says UK Fires
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PG&E wants 20 microgrids ahead of 2020 wildfires

Beleaguered US utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) wants a total of 20 microgrids ready and operational at 20 of its substations ahead of the 2020 autumn wildfire season.

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Stanford researchers have developed a gel-like fluid to prevent wildfires

A preventive treatment developed by Stanford researchers could greatly reduce the incidence and severity of wildfires. The approach, outlined in the 30...
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How to minimise the threat of electric power-induced fires

A new whitepaper published by G&W Electric provides strategies and technologies designed to minimise the threat of electric power-induced fires.
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PG&E agrees to $11 billion in compensation for California wildfires

The settlement approved the court for California’s Northern District has according to PG&E, been agreed to in principle, and will cover 85% of insurance claims related to the 2017 Northern California Wildfires, and 2018 Camp Fire, that left towns like Paradise in ashes, and claimed over 100 lives.
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PG&E kickstarts resident compensation for 2017 wildfires

PG&E has issued its first cheque to reward victims of wildfires which were caused by the utility’s assets in North Carolina

Walmart sues Tesla – claims solar panels caused fires at 7...

US retail mega-chain Walmart has filed a lawsuit against Tesla, with accusations of “gross negligence and failure” and alleging the solar giant’s panels, installed at almost 250 stores in the US, were responsible for fires at several of its branches.
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PG&E now using satellite to monitor wildfires

PG&E has deployed its satellite fire detection and alerting system to monitor and fight against California wildfires.
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PG&E kick-starts daily aerial patrols against wildfires

The US utility has started daily aerial patrols to spot wild-fires across thousands of miles of its territory. PG&E...
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Limiting the risk of wildfires from electrical sources

In the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, NantEnergy partnered with Duke Energy to develop a fully autonomous microgrid that not only meets...

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