After reaching a funding cap, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in California has removed the state-mandated SB-1 solar surcharge from all customer bills. Part of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Million Solar Roofs Initiative,” the surcharge – currently equal to $0.0016/kWh of electricity usage, or about $1.20 on an average SMUD customer monthly bill – was initiated in 2008.
Although Tesla has been racking up pre-orders for its all-electric truck in North America, interest in the new Tesla Semi has also spread to the Middle East, with integrated environmental and waste collection company Bee’ah having announced a 50-truck order for its transport fleet. The announcement was made in line with Bee’ah’s participation at the World Future Energy Summit, which is taking place in Abu Dhabi this week.
Oil and gas giant Shell has signed an agreement to acquire a 43.83% interest in Silicon Ranch Corp., a Nashville-based developer, owner and operator of U.S. solar energy plants. As part of the agreement, Shell will acquire a 43.83% interest in Silicon Ranch from Partners Group, a private markets investment manager, for between $193 million and $217 million contingent on Silicon Ranch achieving predetermined milestones.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".