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Los Angeles County gets a 'C' on UCLA's latest environmental report card 27.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A new UCLA environmental report card gives Los Angeles County a “C” in energy use and persistent air pollution, while rating parts of the region slightly higher for addressing other challenges.

The 2017 Sustainable LA Environmental Report Card for Energy and Air Quality handed the region that mediocre...

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Minn. power plant that burns turkey poop faces closure 27.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Benson Power, formerly known as Fibrominn, was a pioneer in biomass energy when it went online 10 years ago. Now it's struggling to compete with natural gas, wind and solar.
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UAE’s first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai 26.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country’s first solar-powered gas station in Dubai. The Dubai-owned Emirates National Oil Company said on Wednesday the service station on the city’s main Sheikh Zayed Road thoroughfare is covered with solar panels that can generate […]
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A rhino swipes right, Soylent issues recall, and solar jobs soar 26.4.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
The world’s last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive. “I don’t mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me,” says the profile for the rhino, whose name is Sudan. In a post on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration website, Soylent says the voluntary recall comes to make sure people who are allergic or severely sensitive to milk won’t be at risk. Coal energy production only employed 160,000 workers, with 54,000 of those jobs in mining. Competition from natural gas was the major factor in a decline in coal jobs since 2012.
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A carbon tax is right for environment and economy 26.4.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

Taxing the sources of carbon pollution is a pragmatic, bipartisan, common-sense solution.
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As Rooftop Solar Challenges Utilities, One Aims For A Compromise 25.4.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
As more homeowners install solar they're using less energy from their utilities, which in turn hurts their business. One utility in Colorado has forged a deal that may be a model for other states.
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7 reasons short sellers are betting against Tesla 24.4.2017 LA Times: Business
Short sellers are betting against Tesla and Elon Musk. Here's seven reasons why.
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Coal Miners’ Futures in Renewable Energy 23.4.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: President Trump has scored political points by touting coal-mining jobs, but he could create more real jobs in coal country by recognizing the potential for renewable-energy jobs, says Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall If President Trump wants to earn…Read more →
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Op-Ed: Trump's anti-science budget will be a disaster for the nation's bottom line 23.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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John Kerry: Why I’m an optimist this Earth Day 22.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Just as in 1970, it is up to each of us to dial up the demand signal to politicians to protect our environment.
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UK set for first full day without coal power 21.4.2017 BBC: Business
The National Grid confident of achieving the feat as natural gas plays a bigger role in supply.
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A Kirkland solar community is Earth-friendly and super green 21.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The first residents of Lakeview Solar Community already are seeing beautiful benefits.
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Trump's anti-science budget will be a disaster for America's bottom line 21.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In its approach to scientific research, President Trump’s budget can be accurately described as a mugging. I’ve watched this happen before, up close and personal. It does not end well.

In 1979, President Carter set an ambitious but achievable goal to get 20% of the nation’s energy from renewable...

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If There's Going to Be a Wall, Let It Be This Collaboration Between American and Mexican Designers 21.4.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When President Trump appealed to the public to submit proposals for his "big, beautiful" border wall, you can be pretty sure that the plan presented by the Mexican American Design and Engineering Collective (MADE) was not what he had in mind. In response to the president's mad quest to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, the group of 14 designers, engineers, builders, and architects from the US and Mexico proposed something entirely different—a high-tech "ecotopia" called Otra Nation. "Otra Nation will be the world's first shared co-nation open to citizens of both countries and co-maintained by Mexico and the United States of America," the group says in their proposal . "Besides sharing the same geographical conditions, the continuous exchange of information, knowledge, artistic expression and migration between sides will produce fertile ground to bring forth a hybrid sense of ...
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The autonomous robotic sunshade and other news 21.4.2017 BBC: Technology
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Saving the Planet Goes Local 21.4.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Of all the Trump administration’s policies, the one most likely to cause damage that can’t be undone may not be deporting immigrants or throwing poor people off Medicaid or outsourcing our foreign policy to the Kremlin. Rather, it could well be a cessation of efforts to combat climate change. The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is cumulative; even a later reversal of the Trump administration’s fossil fuel–friendly policies would not be able to undo the damage about to be done. Even by the environmentally retrograde standards of his party, Donald Trump stands out as an extreme climate-science denier: Cold winter weather in New York prompts him to tweet that global warming has been proven a hoax. He hates wind farms (partly because they threaten the views from one of his Scottish golf resorts). On the campaign trail, Trump vowed to repeal President Obama’s pro-climate regulations and all ...
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ConocoPhillips sells San Juan Basin assets for up to $3 billion 21.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
ConocoPhillips has announced the sale of its interests in the San Juan Basin – a natural gas and oil field that spans northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado – to Hilcorp San Juan LP for up to $3 billion.
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Gaza’s only power plant has shut down. Who will pay the bill? 20.4.2017 Washington Post
Gaza’s only power plant has shut down. Who will pay the bill?
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Leaked Documents Reveal Trump Administration Prepping to Ramp up Drilling, Mining, Grazing on Public Land 20.4.2017 Truthout.com
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administrators have drafted a " Priority Work List " that reveals BLM's focus on oil, gas and coal development on federal land as well as the security of the U.S.-Mexico border.  E&E News  obtained the internal documents, which had not yet been shared with BLM staff.  The list was "assembled by the team at the BLM to clearly lay out our continued commitment to ensure opportunities for commercial, recreation and conservation activities on BLM-managed lands," BLM spokeswoman Megan Crandall told E&E News.  In the first of five subsections, "Making America Safe through Energy Independence," the following are identified as key components of "BLM Priority Work":   Make additional lands available for "all of the above" energy development Address backlog of Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs) and Expressions of Interest (EOIs) Streamline Federal coal leasing and permitting, and address backlog Streamline oil and gas leasing and permitting Streamline rights-of-way processing ...
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Solar energy disparity emerges among Minnesota schools 20.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Schools are embracing solar to save money on utility bills and put more toward education. But a complicated web of utility rules and regulations means opportunities aren't universal.
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