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Half a Cheer for Trump Coal Order 20.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Critics have better fixes for grid stability, but try getting them past NIMBYs.
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Was Albert Einstein a Racist? 19.6.2018 American Prospect
Public Domain Albert Einstein in his office at the University of Berlin Albert Einstein is back in the news, but not because someone has disproved or confirmed one of his theories. The publication of Einstein’s travel diaries last week reveal that he wrote some racist things about the Chinese back in the early 1920s. The media have jumped on Einstein’s observations to undermine his reputation as a progressive, suggesting that the world-renowned physicist was a hypocrite. “Einstein's travel diaries reveal physicist's racism,” BBC News headlined its story. USA Today’s version was: “Einstein was a racist? His 1920s travel diaries contain shocking slurs against Chinese people.” Wrote Fox News: “Einstein's diaries contain shocking details of his racism.” Princeton University Press (in coordination with the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology) just published The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922–1923, translated into English for the first ...
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Elderly man, 9-year-old girl killed as strong quake hits Japan 18.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government was assessing damage and that its top priority was the safety of residents.
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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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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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Rick Perry's Obama Imitation 6.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
His intrusion to save coal and nuclear plants is as bad as renewable subsidies.
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Rick Perry Resorts to Subsidizing Coal With Measures Used in Wartime and Natural Disasters 2.6.2018 Truthout.com
Energy Secretary Rick Perry is propping up dying coal and nuclear plants under the purported banner of national security.

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Energy Department Eyes New Plan for Nuclear, Coal-Fired Power Plants 2.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Energy Department is proposing a new plan to bail out failing nuclear and coal-fired power plants by forcing grid operators to take the electricity they produce.
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Trump’s Got a Crazy New Plan to Save the Dying Coal Industry 2.6.2018 Mother Jones
For over a year, President Trump has tried and failed to find a legal way to deliver on his campaign promise to save the coal industry. The administration has already cycled through several proposals, none enacted, that would extend an unprecedented  lifeline to an ailing industry. The Trump administration is considering compelling grid operators to […]
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What does Shakespeare have to do with 'energy?' (Trust us, there's a link) 31.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In his new book, Richard Rhodes lays out an accessible and surprisingly optimistic history of energy by exploring the lives of scientists and inventors -- and a few unlikely people, like the Bard of Avon.
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Imran Khan eyes victory as Pakistan announces elections on July 25 28.5.2018 Hindu: International
“The Pakistani nation... can see the dawn of a new Pakistan, which will not be ruled by the corrupt,” the party said in a statement posted on Sunday on Twitter along with a graphic that read “Mafia’s Game Over”.
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To fight the status quo, the activists of 1968 harnessed the power of fashion 24.5.2018 Washington Post
While the hippies rejected the Establishment, civil rights protesters dressed to be accepted.
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US disinvites China from multinational military exercise 23.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
The Pentagon said on Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this su
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The use of low-yield nukes 23.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The use of low-yield nukes
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Cohen Helped Trump Donor Seek Investment From Qatar Fund 22.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer helped a major donor to Mr. Trump’s inauguration pitch a nuclear-power investment to the Qatari sovereign wealth fund at a meeting in April, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Michael Cohen Met With Qatari Official and Nuclear Plant Owner Last Month 22.5.2018 Mother Jones
At a meeting in Miami on April 5, Franklin Haney, the owner of an inoperative nuclear power plant in Hollywood, Alabama, sought a major investment for his facility, according to two sources familiar with the gathering. His target, the sources say, was Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, Qatar’s minister of economy and […]
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NextEra to Buy Florida Utility From Southern in $5.1 Billion Deal 21.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
NextEra Energy is buying a utility and other Florida assets from Southern Co. for $5.1 billion plus debt, to help it expand. And Southern could use the cash.
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Russia’s first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives in Arctic 21.5.2018 Hindu: International
The plant will replace a coal-fired power plant and an aging nuclear power plant supplying more than 50,000 people with electricity in Chukotka, Rosatom said.
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Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord, a prominent American economist said Friday.
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8 things our environment reporters are watching at the Capitol 18.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Legislation related to wild rice protection, the 3M settlement and nitrogen fertilizer rules are all in play as Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders wrap up their work.
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