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Powerful gale, snow lash Europe killing 7 19.1.2018 Hindu: International
Deaths took place across 3 countries, as high winds and snow pounded the continent
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Strong storm blasts northern Europe causing transport chaos 18.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Scores of flights and trains were canceled in the Netherlands and drivers were warned to stay off the roads Thursday as the country took a powerful hit from a storm that was set to lash large parts of Europe.
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How to Achieve Zero Emissions With a Green New Deal, Even if the Federal Government Won't Help 17.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout ) It's obvious that we can't expect anything good on climate change to come out of the Trump administration, but we also can't afford to wait, says economist Robert Pollin. Two recent studies produced by Pollin and his colleagues for New York and Washington states offer a path for states to make a just transition away from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy while creating thousands of new jobs. The following article could only be published thanks to support from our readers. To fund more stories like it, make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! With Donald Trump in the White House, the prospects for fighting climate change have never been any bleaker in the US. Yet there are options available to state governments to move forward with the greening of the economy even without federal support. This point is made crystal clear in  two studies  produced recently by economist Robert Pollin and some of his colleagues at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at ...
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Xcel Energy receives shockingly low bids for Colorado electricity from renewable sources 17.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Renewable energy developers have offered to supply Xcel Energy with electricity at the lowest prices quoted in the U.S., including options including energy storage priced below what coal-generated power in the state costs.
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CPUC's latest order backing batteries spells more trouble for fossil-fuel power plants 16.1.2018 LA Times: Business

California, the state that helped birth the global boom in battery-toting electric vehicles, is trying to spark a similar transformation for utilities. And that spells trouble for power plants all across the U.S. that run on natural gas.

The California Public Utilities Commission approved an order...

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Utility Jobs Shrink as New Power Plants Need Fewer Workers 15.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: US
As coal and nuclear power plants close due to competitive pressures, the number of people employed in making electricity for the U.S. is shrinking.
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Can This Colorado City Really Afford 100-Percent Clean Energy? 14.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The first things you see driving down from the Rocky Mountains into Pueblo, Colorado, are smoke stacks. Three big ones sprout from the Comanche coal plant at the edge of town, and then a stubble of shorter towers rises from […]
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Device at center of Grand Junction woman’s fatal bungee accident was functioning 14.1.2018 Denver Post: Local
Investigators say the device at the center of a fatal bungee accident at an indoor recreation park in western Colorado was functioning properly.
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Could Colorado’s green energy debate go big in 2018? 14.1.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Brian Bagley isn't the first person that comes to mind when you picture a wind or solar advocate. The 40-something Longmont mayor has a concealed carry permit and wears cowboy boots. Four antique shotguns hang on the walls of his law practice. He's a former registered Republican, but switched to independent for the 2016 election.
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As Trump's fossil-fuel 'energy dominance' plan founders, a crucial solar energy decision nears 11.1.2018 LA Times: Nation

During his first year in office, President Trump has guided the nation’s energy course directly into the headwinds of market instability, civic opposition, unstable finance and environmental risk in order to fortify the domestic coal and oil industries.

But this week, the administration’s plan...

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‘Now everything’s gone’: Death toll in California mudslides rises to 17, and more are missing 11.1.2018 Washington Post
Emergency crews climbed and clawed through thick mud and dangerous debris Wednesday in some of Southern California’s most exclusive neighborhoods, as the death toll rose from the collapse of rain-soaked hillsides.
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As Trump's fossil-fuel 'energy dominance' plan founders, a crucial solar energy decision nears 11.1.2018 LA Times: Nation

During his first year in office, President Trump has guided the nation’s energy course directly into the headwinds of market instability, civic opposition, unstable finance and environmental risk in order to fortify the domestic coal and oil industries.

But this week, the administration’s plan...

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Trump says he wishes the U.S. would use hydropower. (We do. A lot.) 11.1.2018 Washington Post
Trump says he wishes the U.S. would use hydropower. (We do. A lot.)
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Fort Collins company installs free solar panels on Habitat for Humanity home 8.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Partnership between Alt E Wind and Solar and Berthoud's Habitat For Humanity will save single mother $500 in electricity costs this year.
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'Bomb cyclone' moves north, bringing blizzard conditions and frigid temps 5.1.2018 LA Times: Nation

The first major snowstorm of the season hit the Northeast on Thursday, disrupting transit, closing schools and keeping people indoors with bitter cold and wind-blown snow that hurled sideways in places.

The snow, described as a “bomb cyclone” by some meteorologists, began in the South, dropping...

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Monster winter storm is one of the strongest to hit East Coast in modern history 4.1.2018 Washington Post
The unusual winter storm that pasted parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with ice and snow strengthened at an astonishing rate as it moved along the the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coast, with snowfall rates of three inches per hour and hammering winds of 50 to 80 mph in some places.
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East Coast ‘bomb cyclone’; cold eases this weekend in Minnesota 4.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Our Thursday highs will be in the single digits above zero for most of Minnesota, with below-zero highs in parts of the far north. Lows early Friday could reach the 20s below zero in the far north, with single digits below zero in the south.
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Brazil Announces End to Amazon Mega-Dam Building Policy 4.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Brazil's government this week announced a major shift away from its policy of building mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon -- a strategy born during the country's military dictatorship and vigorously carried forward down to the present day. While environmentalists and Indigenous groups will likely celebrate, experts warn that many threats remain. Environmental activists hold banners during a demonstration, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 20, 2011, against the construction of Belo Monte dam at Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon River in the northeastearn Brazilian state of Para. Belo Monte is planned to be the third largest hydroelectric plant in the world. The biggest banner reads "No to the new forest code." (Photo: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / Getty Images)   Far more people read Truthout than will ever donate -- but we rely on donations to keep our publication running strong. Support independent journalism by making a contribution now! In a surprise move, the Brazilian government has announced that the ...
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Winter storm crashes into East Coast with snow and brutal cold 4.1.2018 Washington Post
Winter storm crashes into East Coast with snow and brutal cold
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Flood risk warnings for western Germany 4.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Heavy rainfall in recent days has increased the risk of flooding in western Germany.
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