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The hacking threat to India's digital economy dream 15.11.2019 BBC: World
Many fear for the security of critical online infrastructure, but the real issue is closer to home.
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This Is What Happened at the First Presidential Environmental Justice Forum 9.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Only six candidates turned out for the first ever presidential forum on environmental justice at South Carolina State University on Friday night. Issues such as lead-contaminated water, food deserts, childhood asthma and proximity to polluting chemical plants and industrial […]
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Lobbying Scandal Rattles Alliance Backing Illinois Clean Energy Legislation 8.11.2019 Truthout.com
An electrical tower is silhouetted against the setting sun
Some clean energy and consumer advocates have already said they will no longer work with ComEd or Exelon.
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Column: Trump's attack on lightbulb standards is his flimsiest environmental rollback yet 7.11.2019 LA Times: Business

California and other states take aim at Trump's reversal of lightbulb rules, a dopey Tea Party cause.

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Nuclear fusion is 'a question of when, not if' 6.11.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists say we are close to making fusion power a reality - but will it arrive in time to combat climate change?
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How to End PG&E’s Reign of Error 2.11.2019 GregPalast.com

Currently, the only thing "public" about this "public utility" are the bills the public pays and the charred homes and bodies this bankrupt beast leaves behind. The answer: make this so-called "public utility" into a true public system — a customer-owned power cooperative. Here's how, without busting government coffers...

The post How to End PG&E’s Reign of Error appeared first on Greg Palast.

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Xcel, Minnesota Power seek electricity rate increases 2.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Residential customers’ monthly bills would go up by about $11.66 in Minnesota Power’s case, while Xcel Energy residential customers would see monthly increases of about $4.80 in 2020, $1.25 in 2021 and $3.00 in 2022.
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California's blackouts could make fighting climate change even harder 29.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Wildfire-prevention outages by PG&E and Southern California Edison have thrown the reliability of the power grid into doubt.

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The Frenzy About Russia Has Undermined Progressive Agendas 26.10.2019 Truthout.com
Tremendous amounts of time, energy and resources have been squandered on Russiagate at the expense of critical ...
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Anglesey nuclear power plant set for planning boost 23.10.2019 BBC: Business
The £13bn plans are on hold after a deal could not be reached over the price paid for energy.
Slow progress for fracking as opposition grows 23.10.2019 BBC: Business
The government forecast up to 20 wells would be fracked by mid-2020, but only three have been so far.
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Taking Next Steps Toward Nuclear Abolition 21.10.2019 Truthout.com
The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 activists meet by the ocean in Georgia.
The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 face harsh sentences for a nonviolent and symbolic action against nuclear weapons.
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In Monticello, a city at the center of the nuclear energy debate 18.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The central Minnesota plant’s license is set to expire in 2030 — and Xcel Energy wants to keep it operating until at least 2040, as part of the utility’s promise to pivot away from coal over the next few decades.
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry to resign 18.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the country's 14th secretary of energy, Perry leads an agency he once vowed to eliminate. He has emerged as a central figure in the impeachment inquiry of Trump.
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East Germany 1989: People power activists who toppled a state 14.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
A giant anti-communist protest in Leipzig in October 1989 doomed the East German state.
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Dark Money Is Pouring in To Protect the “Worst Energy Policy in the Country” 10.10.2019 Mother Jones
This summer, Ohio’s beleaguered nuclear and coal plants got a major gift in the promise of a big bailout. Now, the fight over that promise has escalated into one of the most dramatic and bizarre showdowns of the 2020 election cycle. It all started back in July, when the Ohio state legislature passed a law—called […]
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Hydrogen power, modular nuclear and the other technology Xcel Energy has its eyes on 4.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke says the utility should have no problem reaching its goal of reducing carbon by 80 percent by 2030. It’s that last 20 percent that will require still-nascent technology.
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Jacques Chirac, former French president, dies at 86 26.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Former French President Jacques Chirac, during four decades in government, became a senior European statesman and led opposition to the Iraq war.

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Nuclear weapons: Explained in numbers 26.9.2019 BBC: World
Reality Check takes a look at the facts and figures behind the world's nuclear weapons stockpiles
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Hinkley Point C nuclear plant to run £2.9bn over budget 25.9.2019 BBC: Business
Power company EDF says "challenging conditions" mean the final bill could now be up to £22.5bn.
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