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Electricity Companies Open A Legal War And Threaten To Close Nuclear Power Plants



The main electricity companies in the country have already reacted and put in the hands of their legal teams the legal battle against the package of measures that the Government has approved to lower the price of the electricity bill, as several sources have been able to confirm. to the Economist.

For the moment, the only way to appeal the Decree Law would be before the Constitutional Court , but it would have to be done by 50 senators, 50 deputies, the Ombudsman, the executive collegiate bodies of the autonomous communities or, where appropriate, the Assemblies from the same. To appeal it in another way, one would have to wait for the approval of subsequent regulations. Sources in the energy sector consider that the proposals do not tackle the problem , calling them “stark lies” and assure that if the price of gas does not fall, the price of electricity will continue to rise.

However, the electricity companies are not far behind and they have not been the only ones who have spoken once the measures to be applied are known, both to value the “courageous” measures and to qualify the ideas of the Executive as “scam” of Sánchez. The leading opposition party has also reacted. Javier Maroto, spokesman for the popular in the Senate, has described as “scam” the proposals to lower the electricity bill made yesterday by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, whom he accuses of “killing flies with cannon shots” after “lying down in the sun while the price of light was multiplied by three “.

The PP spokesman in the Senate, who will be in charge of asking the chief executive on behalf of the popular group, believes that there is no guarantee that this rate will not become a problem in the future , in addition to criticizing that there is no assurance that the “attack on the electricity companies” will not be answered in court.

The blue formation will also question on this matter in the Senate the third vice president and minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, and the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, whom Maroto has described as “a minister who only swarms by Moncloa in the meetings of the Council from time to time “.

From the OCU they say that the government’s shock plan is going in the right direction, but they attribute a temporality bias to it. They believe that some measures, such as the abolition of the special tax on electricity should be permanent . They also maintain that the measures must be structural in the wholesale market, in the formation of prices and more clarity in the receipt of electricity and in the offers of electricity companies.

On the other hand, the Minister of Social Rights and leader of Podemos, Ione Belarra, has underlined that they see part of their proposals collected , such as intervention in the market by withdrawing the “unfair” benefits that electricity companies receive from the sky, in the package of measures approved by the Council of Ministers to lower the price of electricity. Belarra has also indicated that “courageous” and “forceful” initiatives have been adopted , as United Podemos had been demanding for a long time.

Faced with the uproar caused, the Ministry of Ecological Transition has responded in a forceful way that ” the reduction of CO2 has a floor of 20 euros per ton of CO2, which coincides with the price that was when the electricity companies signed the closing protocol in March 2019. It does not imply any detraction of the income they received when they signed it. Moreover, it contemplates their expectations of higher income due to the rise in CO2 by granting them 10% of the income arising when CO2 is above those 20 euros per ton”.

Likewise, it has ensured that” the reduction mechanism replicates the system implemented between 2007 and 2009 by virtue of RDL 3/2006 and 11/2007, which was validated by the EU Court of Justice “and that,” also , the guarantees have been increased by incorporating the recommendations of the CNMC and the Council of State “.

Cessation of nuclear activity
Meanwhile, the Forum of the Spanish Nuclear Industry has communicated that if the CO2 bill goes ahead, there will be a very harmful cessation of the activity of the nuclear park .

“The excessive tax burden on the Spanish nuclear fleet and the impact of the bill on the CO2 in its current form, together with the 3,000 million euros earmarked for investments to be made until the cessation of the operation of the nuclear fleet in 2035, he they would lead to its economic-financial unfeasibility and would lead to the anticipated cessation of the activity “, they add. The Government has responded that “the closure of the power plants, on the other hand, has to be approved by the system operator, REE, considering the system’s security criteria.”

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Victim Killed In Green Lake County Car Crash Identified, Police Look For More Information



Police have identified a man who was killed in a car crash on Highway 23 last month. Authorities, however, are still seeking more information about the deadly crash that also sent one person to a hospital.

Police Looking For Additional Information

A search continues for a witness or witnesses who may have information on the crash, which occurred near County Highway W. on Sept. 29 around 3:20 p.m. According to the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a westbound black Jeep SUV crossed the center line and struck an eastbound white ford SUV head-on, Ripon Press reported.

Victims Identified

According to a crash report, the driver of the white SUV was identified as Appleton resident Steven Scott La Tour, 51. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Jessica Knueppel, 43, of Fon du Lac was the driver of the Jeep SUV. She was brought to ThedaCare Berlin for treatment.

According to the crash report, Kneuppel looked like she was under the influence of medications, drugs, or alcohol. She was tested to see if her blood contains drugs or alcohol and authorities are still waiting for the results.

Another Crash Happened The Same Day

A press release from Green Lake County Crime Stoppers stated that just 10 minutes earlier on the same day, another crash transpired which involved a red or maroon SUV.

The driver of the red or maroon SUV apparently left his car to check damages but eventually fled the scene, the report said.

Ripon Press quoted Green Lake County Chief Deputy Matthew Vande Kolk saying, “We are attempting to identify the occupants of the red or maroon SUV as we believe they may have information pertaining to the fatal traffic crash investigation.”

Any person who has any information regarding the fatal crash can contact 920-294-4134 Ext. 1151 to speak to a detective or send an email [email protected].

Tipsters may also receive a cash reward for any information that can lead to any eyewitnesses.

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Man Killed, Stepsons Critically Injured In Car Crash In Illinois




A fundraising program has been launched after a family lost their father to a car crash. His two stepsons were critically injured in the same accident in Beach Park Friday evening.

Justin Moland, the coach of the Waukegan Panthers youth baseball team, said in a GoFundMe fundraiser that his players, Giovanny Rodriguez, his brother Alejandro and their stepfather, Jose Hernandez, were involved in the fatal car accident, reported ABC 7 Chicago.

Both Giovanny and Hernandez were a part of the team’s summer league championship season, Moland said. Alejandro played for Waukegan Savages age division team.

The car crash happened around 6:45 p.m. Friday on Green Bay Road north of Wadsworth Road in Beach Park.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Beach Park Fire Department were quick to react to the incident and found a crash involving four vehicles.

As per the preliminary investigation report, a 2017 Jeep Patriot, driven by a 50-year-old woman, tried to pass a truck, and then it hit a tractor and the jeep drove northbound in the lanes of Green Bay Road.

The jeep then crashed into a southbound 2014 Kia Soul, driven by Hernandez, 49, reported Lake & Mchenry County Scanner.

Hernandez was rushed to Vista Medical Center East in an ambulance in Waukegan where the medical examiner announced him dead.

Giovanny, Alejandro Critical

Giovanny and Alejandro suffered critical injuries, and are currently under observation. Moland said that Giovanny is currently in critical condition. He has broken bones and a head injury. Alejandro, on the other hand, suffered a severe concussion and other serious injuries.

The mother, Jackie, is devastated after the accident and loss of her husband, according to Moland.

He called Hernandez a “genuinely good person” who was always “willing to lend a helping hand and have a good time.”

Talking about Giovanny and Alejandro, he said that they are kind-hearted young men who light up a room with their smiles and attitude.

“The Waukegan Panthers team has been deeply affected by this tragedy,” Moland added.

The illegally passing Jeep also crashed into a Ford Explorer that was traveling southbound directly behind Hernandez’s Kia. The driver of the Ford, a 58-year-old woman, and a passenger, a 24-year-old man, were taken to Vista Medical Center East with minor injuries, police said.

The accident is currently being investigated by the Lake County Sheriff’s Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

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Florida Sheriff Seizes Marijuana Weighing 770 Pounds, Searches For Owner To Return It



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In a bizarre incident, a Florida sheriff has made a public declaration in search of a legal owner of high-grade marijuana weighing 770- pounds, which has a street value of two million dollars, and have it returned.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office took to its official Facebook page Thursday to make the eccentric announcement.

“If you happened to have lost or misplaced approximately 770 pounds of high-grade marijuana and would like to have your property returned, please contact our Narcotics Agents and we will be more than happy to reunite you with your lost property!!” Sheriff Wayne Ivey wrote in the Facebook post.

The post came after the Brevard Sherrif’s Office Narcotics Agents seized 770-pounds of marijuana from a storage facility in Viera.

Seized marijuana

Seized marijuana. Credit: Facebook/Brevard County Sheriff’s Office 

In the unusual announcement, the Sheriff’s Office urged the person who owns the misplaced marijuana to step up and claim his property from the Criminal Investigative Services building on Gus Hipp Blvd in Rockledge. The Office also said that they would happily return the drugs and keep the marijuana in a safe place to return it undamaged.

Claim Your Property With No Strings Attached: Police To Owner

“So if the 770 lbs of marijuana belongs to you, all we need you to do is come down to our Criminal Investigative Services building on Gus Hipp Blvd in Rockledge and claim your property with absolutely no strings attached!! Once we properly identify you as the rightful owner we will gladly return your property and also make sure that both you and your property are kept in a secure area so that no one can try to rip you off!!,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey further wrote in the post.

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