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Energy entrepreneur hopes to bring commuter rail to Vermont 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — An energy entrepreneur wants to set up a commuter rail system to further his vision of weaning Vermont from fossil fuels and getting cars off the highways, and he has taken the first step toward moving it beyond the theoretical by buying a dozen rail cars. David Blittersdorf spent $5 million […]
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Iraq’s Kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

KALAK, Iraq (AP) — “For the sake of the sacrifices and blood of the martyrs, let’s all say yes for Kurdistan independence,” reads a large billboard in the center of Kalak, a small town in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region. “Independence is not given, it’s taken!” reads another banner hanging below a cluster of red, green, […]
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Why the Symbolism Behind Coal Is Still So Powerful 23.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Coal. Guns. Freedom. I saw these three words on a little sticker affixed, discordantly, to the window of a car in a small Colorado town. It struck me as funny at first: Coal and guns being elevated to the status of platonic […]
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New Mexico regulators consider utility’s power plan 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric provider wants to add another 50 megawatts of solar energy to its portfolio. Public Service Co. of New Mexico also wants to boost output from its current wind and geothermal resources as part of a plan to comply with the state’s renewable energy standards. The state Public […]
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Xcel and other Mountain West power providers move to join larger regional group 23.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
The Mountain West Transmission Group, which includes Xcel Energy's local operation in Denver, is moving forward to join the Southwest Power Pool regional transmission group.
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Jose’s remnant continue to linger in Rhode Island 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Jose continue to linger in Rhode Island, where high winds and rough seas are still causing concerns. Several trees were down around the state overnight, and National Grid reported a handful of power outages Friday morning. All ferry service to Block Island was canceled because of […]
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Wildfire near Dillon caused by power line sparks, officials say 22.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Officials said Wednesday that an exploded power line insulator cap caused the Tenderfoot 2 Fire near Dillon Monday evening, creating sparks that ignited nearby grasses and setting off a roughly 25-acre wildfire.
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Docks, marinas get repaired after microburst on Lake Powell 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say repairs are nearly finished to property in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area that was damaged by last week’s microburst along the Arizona-Utah border. A sudden, powerful downward gust of wind swamped or sank dozens of powerboats and jet skis last Thursday on Lake Powell and resulted in damages […]
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Kimberly-Clark to Power North American Mills with Renewable Wind Energy 18.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
DALLAS, Sept. 18, 2017 : Kimberly-Clark Corporation today announced its first major commitment to renewable energy with agreements to annually purchase approximately 1,000,000 megawatt hours (245 megawatts - MW) of electricity from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma.
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Romanian PM to visit city at heart of storm that left 8 dead 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian Premier Mihai Tudose is traveling to a western Romanian city that bore the brunt of a violent storm that left eight dead and injured about 140 people. The trip to Timisoara on Monday comes after President Klaus Iohannis criticized authorities for failing to warn residents about the devastating storm that […]
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Climate change and fossil fuels: A great opportunity 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

I greatly appreciated the opinion piece by Thomas Friedman, published Sept. 15 [“Our EPA chief is a fraud,” Opinion.] Friedman correctly points out that preparing for a changing climate will only strengthen our economy while improving our health. Moving away from carbon-based fuels is only logical. First, we can create an economy-strengthening energy infrastructure here […]
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5 dead, 30 injured as fierce storm hits western Romania 17.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities say five people have died and at least 30 were injured during a violent storm in western Romania that produced winds of up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) an hour. Elena Megherea, a General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations spokeswoman in Timis County, said one of the two people who died […]
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5 dead, 30 injured as fierce storm hits western Romania 17.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Authorities say five people have died and at least 30 were injured during a violent storm in western Romania that produced winds of up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) an hour.
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How deporting 'Dreamers' would compare to historical U.S. atrocities 17.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Is it possible that another dark chapter will be added in the U.S history books? There are many accounts of atrocious acts committed by those in power against people who could not defend themselves. (“Enough DACA drama. Make a deal and stop letting ‘Dreamers’ twist in the wind,”...

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LG Unveils Its Highest Power Residential Solar Module With Enhanced Performance 16.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16, 2017 : LG Electronics brings its most powerful and energy efficient solar module technology to Solar Power International in the form of the LG NeONR.
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PSE settlement would boost electric rates by 1 percent, cut natural gas rates by 4 percent 16.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

PSE reaches agreement on how to fund its costs in closing down a major coal power complex in Montana. The terms have been submitted for approval to the state Utilities and Transportation Commission, which can opt to approve, reject or modify them.
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California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate 15.9.2017 NPR News
To some, it's a chance for the state to cement its environmental leadership as the Trump administration rolls back Obama-era climate change programs.
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Here's why those clean energy bills have stalled in the state Legislature 14.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California has grown accustomed to setting benchmark after benchmark on environmental policies, but ambitious efforts to spread renewable energy around the state and the region could grind to a halt this week.

One proposal, Senate Bill 100 from Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles),...

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Powerful storm sends dumpsters tumbling, roof flying in Death Valley National Park 13.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A powerful storm swept through Death Valley National Park on Monday evening, producing strong winds that sent dumpsters tumbling down the road and the roof of a historic building flying.

The heavy gusts lasted only 10 minutes, but the National Park Service estimated winds were blowing up to 100...

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Other states could share oversight of California power grid 12.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Other Western states would share oversight of California’s power grid under a plan introduced by a state lawmaker that supporters say would save as much as $1.5 billion a year and run the system more efficiently. Critics say the proposal by Democratic Assemblyman Chris Holden would surrender California’s control over its […]
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