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The Energy 202: Trump administration is sidelining science boards, new report says 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The administration has lots of explanations.
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Energy Dept. staffer who gave pictures to news outlets seeks whistleblower protection 18.1.2018 Washington Post
Simon Edelman, who was placed on administrative leave, said that he gave official photos to The Washington Post and In These Times magazine that show Energy Secretary Rick Perry hugging a coal mining executive and discussing an “action plan” for overhauling regulations.
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New nuclear plant at Sizewell '20% cheaper than Hinkley' 17.1.2018 BBC: Business
EDF Energy plans to build Sizewell C, located to the north of the existing Sizewell B plant on the Suffolk coast.
The economic, political and cultural significance of coal in America 16.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Neal Conan explores the history, economics and politics of coal in America.
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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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California Inc.: State hopes for a fourth straight month of job gains 15.1.2018 LA Times: Business

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

The U.S. stock market is closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. When trading resumes...

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Security experts fret as drones keep entering no-fly zones 14.1.2018 Washington Post
In the Washington region, drone policing can be an absurd and disturbing affair, as efforts to deal with brazen and sometimes comical behavior are colored by a post-9/11 sense that potent attacks could come at any moment.
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How Do I Reassure My Children About the Future When the Future Is Terrifying? 13.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story first appeared at As a mother and an activist, here’s what I’ve concluded as 2018 begins: It’s getting harder and harder to think about the future—at least in that soaring Whitney Houston fashion. You know the song: “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the […]
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A new Trump administration plan makes nuclear war likelier 13.1.2018 Washington Post
A new Trump administration plan makes nuclear war likelier
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Kenya's opposition leader wants to swear himself in as president. That would be a terrible idea. 12.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Kenya's opposition leader wants to swear himself in as president. That would be a terrible idea.
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In praise of the Trump-appointed regulators who saved us from Rick Perry's disastrous coal plan 12.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Reason prevailed when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously shot down U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’ coal-favoring plan. (“Trump administration plan to prop up coal and nuclear markets rejected by regulators,” Jan. 8)

Perry, more famously known for his appearance...

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Essential California: Warnings about deadly mudslides came too late 12.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Jan. 12, and here’s what’s happening across California:


Warnings about deadly mudslides came too late

Officials had been warning for days that heavy storms could produce strong mudflows. But when the rains...

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Regulators vote to shut down Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant 12.1.2018 LA Times: Business

The last remaining nuclear power plant in California will begin shutting down operations in six years as part of a plan approved Thursday by state regulators.

“We chart a new energy future by phasing out nuclear power here in California,” Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities...

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Trump Lashes Pakistan over Afghan War 11.1.2018
Though expanding the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan last year, President Trump has shown little interest in the details — until New Year’s Day when he threatened Pakistan in a surprising tweet storm, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein…Read more →
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Rejection of Subsidies for Coal and Nuclear Power Is a Win for Fact-Based Policymaking 11.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has repeatedly expressed concern over the past year about the reliability of our national electric power grid. On Sept. 28, 2017, Perry  ordered  the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to revise wholesale electricity market rules to help ensure "… a reliable, resilient electric grid powered by an 'all of the above' mix of generation resources." Perry's proposal included an implicit subsidy to owners of coal and nuclear power plants, to compensate them for keeping a 90-day fuel supply on-site in the event of a disruption to the grid. On Jan. 8, FERC issued a statement, supported by all five commissioners,  terminating  Perry's proposal. The commissioners held that paying generators to store fuel on-site would only benefit some fuel types. And although coal and nuclear plants are retiring in large numbers, commissioners were not persuaded that this was due to unfair pricing in power markets. In my view, FERC made an appropriate and well-grounded decision. The commission opted ...
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Trump Gets a Reality Check on Deregulation 10.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The impetus behind the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s move to quash a move that would have kept some struggling coal and nuclear plants running may have been the opposition from the coalition of natural gas, oil and alternative-energy producers
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Coal CEO blasts federal agency's decision on power grid 10.1.2018 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A decision by an independent energy agency to reject the Trump administration's plan to bolster the coal industry could lead to more closures of coal-fired power plants and the loss of thousands of jobs, a top coal executive said Tuesday....
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Coal executive blasts federal energy regulators for 'bureaucratic cop-out' on Trump administration power plan 10.1.2018 Washington Post
Coal executive blasts federal energy regulators for 'bureaucratic cop-out' on Trump administration power plan
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Federal regulator rejects Energy Department's bid to prop up coal, nuclear 9.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a rule that would essentially subsidize older fuel sources to compete with cheaper natural gas and renewables. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission cried foul.
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Trump administration plan to prop up coal and nuclear markets rejected by regulators 9.1.2018 LA Times: Nation

A Trump administration plan to force utilities to purchase more coal and nuclear power was rejected Monday by federal regulators, undermining the president’s energy agenda and his promise to revive the coal industry.

The five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is dominated by Trump...

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