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Aug. 28 Readers' letters: Foster children need consistency of care, treatment 28.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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The Dirty Secret Behind Europe's Renewable Energy Industry 28.8.2014 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you're driving through the South and you see a denuded field filled with stubby new plantings where lush forest once stood, the blame might lie with an unlikely culprit: the European Union and its well-intentioned clean energy rules. In March 2007, the E.U. adopted climate and energy goals for 2010 to 2020. The 27 member countries set a goal of reducing carbon emissions 20 percent by 2020 and increasing renewables to 20 percent of their energy portfolio. Unfortunately, they underestimated the carbon intensity of burning wood (a.k.a. "biomass") for electricity, and they categorized wood as a renewable fuel. The result: E.U. countries with smaller renewable sectors turned to wood to replace coal. Governments provided incentives for energy utilities to make that switch. Now, with a bunch of new European wood-burning power plants having come online, Europeans need wood to feed the beast. But most ...
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One more step for Southwest LRT green light 28.8.2014 MinnPost
All but inevitable, it would seem … . Eric Roper of the Strib is saying, “The final municipal approval needed for Southwest light rail is around the corner at Minneapolis City Hall following a key panel vote on Wednesday morning. With reservations about the wisdom of the line and its impact on the city's lakes, the City Council's transportation and public works committee voted 4-2 in favor of the line's basic design. The full council will take a final vote Friday morning on the $1.6 billion line, which runs from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis.” A lot of attention was focused on the new Timberwolves players at the State Fair yesterday. It is August, after all. One of the better stories of the event was at Grantland, where Steve McPherson writes , “This is how you launch one of the youngest and most athletic teams in Minnesota Timberwolves history: directly into the yawning Technicolor maw of Middle America, festooned in cardboard Oink Booth crowns, coated in cornmeal batter, and deep-fried, a ...
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$25M solar farm to be built at Camp Ripley 27.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Minnesota Power and the Minnesota National Guard have announced a partnership to build what may be the biggest single-site solar installation in the state.
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Source of sun's power revealed by ghostly particles 27.8.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The first detection of neutrinos produced inside the sun confirms that our star is powered by nuclear fusion and has been stable for millions of ...
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Supernova find backs dark energy and universe expansion 27.8.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The first evidence that type Ia supernovae are thermonuclear explosions solidifies one of the cornerstones to the discovery of dark ...
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The Time for Burning Coal Has Passed 27.8.2014 Truthout.com
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Find local food, art Thursdays at University of Utah’s farmers market 27.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Celebrating themes from Utah’s bees to pets to sustainable sweets, the University of Utah’s on-campus farmer’s market will offer local produce and art beginning this week through early October. The weekly Thursday market — which is open to the public — invites local growers and artisans to supply fresh produce, arts and crafts and other wares. The market will kick off Thursday with Sustainability Day, educating shoppers about recycling, solar power and other issues. This year, U. students and a...
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Large solar array planned at Camp Ripley 27.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
The utility would add other generators, giving the base backup power in an outage.
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Large Solar Project To Be Built At Camp Ripley 27.8.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: CBS)The Guard and Duluth-based Minnesota Power on Wednesday announced a $25 million plan to build a 10-megawatt solar array spanning 100 acres at Camp Ripley, the largest military base in Minnesota.
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$25 million Camp Ripley solar farm will be largest in Minnesota 27.8.2014 Twincities.com: Business

Tucked away on the sprawling, 53,000-acre Camp Ripley military installation near Brainerd, protected from exploding artillery shells and rumbling tanks, an open field soon will be covered with enough solar panels to power 2,000 homes.

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Big power out, solar in: UBS urges investors to join renewables revolution 27.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Worlds largest private bank predicts large-scale power stations will soon make way for electric cars and new solar technologies

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National Guard and Minnesota Power to build major solar energy project at Camp Ripley 27.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Green, high-density Eden Prairie housing development approved 27.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Work on efficient, solar-ready project will begin next month.
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Aug. 27 Readers' letters 27.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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A Carbon Tax Is Absolutely Essential 27.8.2014 Truthout.com
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NASA probe crosses Neptune, on way to mysterious Pluto 26.8.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, Aug 26 : A new NASA probe called New Horizons passed Neptune's orbit Monday, nearly 25 years after Voyager 2 spacecraft executed the first-ever flyby of faraway Neptune and its icy moon Triton.
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Letter: RMP owes solar users a rebate? 26.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Yesterday, I paid my power bill from Rocky Mountain Power, and I took the time to look closely at the charges. The very first was: “Basic charge - single phase: $5.” This is a charge for all ratepayers, to cover such things as transmission wires, power generation plant repairs and other overhead costs. Customers, including those with electricity-generating solar panels, must pay this fee, so asking them to pay an additional fee is an obvious duplication. Because their excess power which goes bac...
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Is California too green for Tesla's 'gigafactory'? 26.8.2014 LA Times: Commentary
When Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors announced plans to build a $5-billion battery "gigafactory," it listed four states as possible homes — none of them California. Since then, feverish wooing by Gov. Jerry Brown's administration and some state lawmakers has led Tesla to consider building...
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Huge solar farm proposed near Silicon Valley wins power contract, but loses major investor 25.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
A solar project proposed for Panoche Valley in San Benito County secured a power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison, but it needs new financing after Duke Energy withdraws as financial backer.
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