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Learning a life lesson from Arctic explorer Will Steger 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A failure this summer reminded legendary explorer Will Steger of the power of the human mind and the resilience of the human spirit.
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Climate Cast Special: Capitalism, communication and carbon-free energy 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
During this hour-long Climate Cast special, MPR Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner will talk to experts about "climate capitalism," the best words to use when talking climate and where Minnesota is at when it comes to emissions goals.
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Study: Minnesota can meet climate goals through clean energy, electrification 4.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The latest study on how Minnesota can reach greenhouse gas reduction goals set back in 2007 shows renewable energy and a more connected grid can help de-carbonize the state's economy.
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Graduate Student Workers Organize Against Sexual Harassment on Campus 30.7.2018 Truthout.com
Unionized graduate workers will be able to tackle the power structures on campuses that are behind the problem.

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Study: Carbon-free electricity possible by 2050 24.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A group of utilities, environmental groups and state regulators has released a plan for how states could meet all of their electricity needs without carbon emissions. The group says it can be achieved by mid-century
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UK wind power capacity to nearly double by 2030, industry says 23.7.2018 BBC: Business
Up to a third of the UK's electricity could be generated by offshore wind power, the industry says.
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SSE profits hit as hot weather affects wind turbines 19.7.2018 BBC: Business
The energy group says profits have been hit by £80m as temperatures affect power and demand.
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South Dakota officials approve new 300-megawatt wind farm 12.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
State officials have approved a roughly 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota.
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There Are a Few Things Environmentalists Actually Do Agree On 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sometimes the most vicious fights occur over the smallest differences. Brutal battles have pitted Catholics that kneel in prayer against Protestant sects that stood before the same God. There’s a (possibly apocryphal) story from the US House of Representatives about a senior […]
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The Dirty Little Secret Behind “Clean Energy” Wood Pellets 4.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It is touted as a smart way for Europe to reach its renewable energy goals. But try telling Lisa Sanchez thousands of miles away in America that burning wood chips is a form of clean energy. The bucolic charm of her […]
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Chicago Petcoke Battle Prepared Residents to Fight for More Protections 3.7.2018 Truthout.com
A successful push to rid a Chicago neighborhood of petroleum coke piles has galvanized residents.

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Proposed natural gas plant in Superior dealt setback in Minnesota 3.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An administrative law judge is recommending Minnesota regulators deny Minnesota Power's request to buy into the plant, saying it's not in the public interest.
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Power people 26.6.2018 BBC: Technology
Home energy storage could lead to lower bills...eventually.
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A California Billionaire Sets Michigan's Energy Policy 23.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Tom Steyer cuts a deal with utilities to promote alternative fuels, obviating the need for voter input.
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How a Florida Utility Became the Global King of Green Power 18.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
NextEra became a wind and solar Goliath almost entirely under the radar, using tax subsidies to help finance projects around the country. It has avoided debt and the kind of claims of altruistic motives common among some renewable-energy companies.
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Global Investment in Wind and Solar Energy Is Outshining Fossil Fuels 11.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
World-wide spending on renewable energy is outpacing investment in electricity from coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants, driven by falling costs of producing wind and solar power.
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Here’s Something to Think About the Next Time You Grab a Plastic Straw 10.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Summer is here and so are frozen daiquiris, iced lattes, lemonades, hibiscus mint teas, root-beer floats, frozen margs, Arnold Palmers, chocolate milk, nitro cold brews, bloody marys, Capri Suns,  milkshakes, adult milkshakes, caipirinhas, rosé in a can, tiki drinks, and ice-cold water out […]
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Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy 9.6.2018 BBC: Business
Francis tells oil executives the world must convert to clean fuel in an unprecedented conference.
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Trump's 'lifeline' for coal, and climate activism's overwhelming whiteness 8.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
This week no Climate Cast, we discuss a plan to require electric utilities to buy more expensive coal and nuclear power, and the climate movement's lack of diversity.
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U.S. Companies Wind Down Iran Business After Nuclear Deal Pullout 6.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Dozens of major American companies are preparing to pull out of Iran as the Trump administration closes a narrow legal window that has allowed firms to operate there without violating U.S. sanctions.
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