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The energy revolution has already begun 21.4.2018 Washington Post
The energy revolution has already begun
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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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The Energy 202: Why the Trump administration wants to open ANWR to drilling so quickly 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There could be a Democratic president in four years.
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Hey, climate-change mitigators, you can start right now, with the Great Barrier Reef! 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Hey, climate-change mitigators, you can start right now, with the Great Barrier Reef!
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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real 19.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real
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'It smells like death:' Alabama endures NYC 'poop train' 18.4.2018 AP Top News
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Here's how Minnesota is doing with renewable energy 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Just ahead of Earth Day, MPR News takes stock of the state's moves away from coal and toward renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
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GOP's internal war intensifies in key Senate races, as McConnell faces new attacks 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There is new tension in the GOP campaigns in West Virginia and Mississippi.
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Sickened Coal Ash Cleanup Workers Seek Justice From Tennessee Valley Authority Contractor 17.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
At the same time the Trump administration is seeking to  roll back regulations  designed to protect people and the environment from toxic coal ash, hundreds of workers who cleaned up the nation's largest-ever coal ash spill and claim it sickened them are still waiting for their day in court. A team of attorneys  has filed lawsuits  in federal court on behalf of 53 dead and sick workers against Jacobs Engineering, a Fortune 500 government contractor hired by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to clean up following the spill of over a billion gallons of coal ash from a holding pond at the federally-owned corporation's Kingston power plant in eastern Tennessee on Dec. 22, 2008. The spill inundated a nearby residential community and contaminated the Emory and Clinch rivers with coal ash, which is laden with  heavy metals ,  radioactive elements , and  other health-damaging contaminants . The disaster also spurred the federal regulations now targeted for rollback. After the USA Today Network-Tennessee ...
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While China Picks Winners, Trump Picks Losers 17.4.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Branden Camp) The coal-fired Plant Scherer in Juliette, Georgia. “It’s nonsense that there’s a beautiful free market in the power industry,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry said last week as he pushed for a government bailout of coal-fired power plants. Republicans who for years have voted against subsidies for solar and wind power—arguing that the “free market” should decide our energy future—are now eager to have government subsidize coal. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is also scrapping rules for disposing coal ash, giving coal producers another big helping hand. As if this weren’t enough, a former coal lobbyist has just become No. 2 at the EPA. If Scott Pruitt leaves (a growing possibility), the coal lobbyist will be in charge.  Meanwhile, Trump is imposing a 30 percent tariff on solar panels from China, thereby boosting their cost to American homeowners and utilities. The Trumpsters say this is because China is subsidizing solar.   To Trump and his merry band of climate-change ...
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The Daily 202: How James Comey’s battles with the Bush White House prepared him to stand up to Trump 16.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
His memoir paints Dick Cheney and the former vice president’s top aides in a dark light.
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The Energy 202: Trump's new rules make it easier for energy companies to escape penalties for killing birds 16.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Accidentally killing birds no longer breaks the law.
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Mapped: Cambridge Analytica’s Ties to the Fossil Fuel Industry 14.4.2018 Truthout.com
(Photo: Pixabay)   Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! Revelations continue to emerge about Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that has found itself embroiled in a scandal around data privacy and electoral manipulation. Three whistleblowers have gone public in the  Guardian and Observer  to outline how Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data to influence the outcomes of the US presidential election and Brexit referendum. DeSmog UK has  previously mapped  how the company ties to climate science denial through its Brexit and Trump connections. Now, Nafeez Ahmed over at  Motherboard  has outlined how Cambridge Analytica has ties to the fossil fuel industry. Based on that research, it's only a few steps between the company and some of the world's biggest coal and oil companies, many of which have had a revival since the election of Donald Trump. It's only a couple more steps to tie ...
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt gets top deputy despite Democratic opposition 13.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Andrew Wheeler's role is especially critical right now.
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The Daily 202: Trump’s plan to pardon ‘Scooter’ Libby sends a message to witnesses in Mueller probe 13.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There’s a Comey connection.
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Ex-coal baron Blankenship debuts 'fact-check' campaign site 13.4.2018 AP National
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- There's a new fact-checking operation in West Virginia, and it leaves one fact out of plain sight - that it's run by U.S. Senate candidate Don Blankenship's campaign....
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Coal Magnate Says He May Not Need Trump's Help to Save His Company 13.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Robert Murray, after warning that Murray Energy could be pushed into bankruptcy if the Midwest coal industry failed to get a federal bailout, said he now expects his company to thrive whether or not the Trump administration intervenes.
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Former coal lobbyist confirmed as No. 2 official at EPA 13.4.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed a former coal industry lobbyist as the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line to run the agency if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced out or resigns....
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The Senate Just Confirmed the Coal Lobbyist Who Could Replace Scott Pruitt 13.4.2018 Mother Jones
The fossil fuel industry now has yet another ally at the Environmental Protection Agency—one who would almost certainly take over as head of the agency if Scott Pruitt is forced to resign. In a 53-45 vote on Thursday, the Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler—a coal lobbyist who once worked for DC’s  most notorious climate change denier—for […]
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