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While Oil Front Group Touts Cheap Fossil Fuel to Low-Income Families, Industry Negotiates Deal to Drive World Oil Prices Up 15.1.2017 Truthout.com
Fueling U.S. Forward, an oil industry PR group, has spent the second half of 2016 running an on-the-ground campaign targeting African-American communities and spreading a message focused on energy prices, a front-page New York Times investigation reported on January 5. The organization's tactics included sponsoring a Richmond, VA gospel show where a few lucky families could win up to $250 off their household energy bills -- though the music was paused mid-concert for a panel discussion about fossil fuels. "[A Fueling U.S. Forward rep] discussed what high energy costs could mean for households in Richmond, which has a large African-American population," Times reporter Hiroko Tabuchi wrote.  "And he encouraged audience members to contact their legislators to lodge concerns about energy costs, according to Clovia Lawrence, a local journalist and radio personality who helped host the show." That Richmond event wasn't the only event Fueling U.S. Forward threw with the same basic theme. "Since its start in the ...
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Pedestrian injured in hit & run near Federal Blvd. in Denver 15.1.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver police closed off the intersection of Federal Blvd. and W. Holden Place after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Saturday evening.
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Right to life advocates to rally and march in downtown Denver on Saturday 14.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Right to life advocates plan to hold a rally and march downtown Saturday, a week ahead of the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Sunday, Jan. 22.
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Solar company accused of scamming 15 Colorado consumers of $450,000 14.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A judge granted Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman a preliminary injunction against Lakewood-based Guaranteed Solar for allegedly selling customers solar energy systems that never materialized, scamming 15 Coloradans of $450,000.
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Scientists discover that white rhino dung has a lot in common with a Facebook post 14.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Here’s a social networking site you can find with your nose. Scientists studying the communal pooping areas of white rhinos in South Africa have found that the animals use them like social messaging boards – to leave notes about their status and to read the “posts” of others.

The discovery, published...

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Australian firm plans nation's largest geothermal plant in Imperial Valley 14.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In California’s southeastern desert, where an abundance of clean energy boils just beneath the surface, two start-up firms aim to build the nation’s largest geothermal power plant and mining operation.

Controlled Thermal Resources and Alger Alternative Energy plan to tap the Imperial Valley’s geothermal...

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Zero-emission boat prepares for odyssey 11.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Paris • The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring. Energy Observer, a former multi-hull race boat converted into a green vessel equipped with solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system, will be powered by wind, the sun and self-generated hydrogen. The $5.25 million boat, which is currently in a shipyard in Saint-Malo, will set sail from the Brittany port and will make its first of 101 stops acros...
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Zero-emission boat prepares for round-the-world odyssey 11.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PARIS (AP) — The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring. Energy Observer, a former multi-hull race boat converted into a green vessel equipped with solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system, will be powered by wind, the sun and […]
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Zero-emission boat prepares for round-the-world odyssey 11.1.2017 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring....
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2016 was a bright year for solar energy in Minnesota 11.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota's solar energy capacity is skyrocketing. It took about 10 years to go from virtually nothing to 35 megawatts of capacity in 2015, but last year that jumped to 250 megawatts.
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Greenpeace: Amazon’s path to green cloud computing is unclear 11.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Amazon Web Services says that one day it will rely solely on renewable power. But Greenpeace says a ramp up in data center construction in Virginia, where power comes mostly from coal and nuclear plants, makes that goal elusive.
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United Arab Emirates to invest $163bn in renewables 10.1.2017 BBC: Business
The major oil producer hopes to achieve this by 2050, the prime minister says.
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Scorecard: Assessing Obama's successes and shortcomings 10.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As President Obama prepares to deliver his farewell message to the country, we look back at the legacy the last eight years might leave.
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Scorecard For A Departing President: Assessing Obama's Successes And Shortcomings 10.1.2017 NPR News
As President Obama prepares to deliver his farewell message to the country, we look back at the legacy the last eight years might leave.
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Vermont’s new governor sticking with renewable energy goal 10.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s new Republican governor says he is sticking with his Democratic predecessor’s goal of getting 90 percent of the energy needed in the state from renewable sources by 2050. Gov. Phil Scott made the comments Monday, while highlighting a new solar installation over parking spaces outside a food cooperative in Montpelier. […]
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Letter: De we really value clean air? 9.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The densely populated Wasatch Front has physical space limitations. That is why we need widespread adoption of distributed power generation with rooftop solar to clean up our air. The best way to maximize solar production here is on top of existing buildings because we don’t have enough real estate for huge solar farms where it is needed the most. However, there is room in our canyons to install wind farms. Everyone already pays a connection fee each month to help maintain the grid. Incentivizin...
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Obama's Climate Legacy Will Be Harder to Undo Than Trump Thinks 7.1.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama wanted Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to be his Interior secretary. David Hayes, who was leading Obama's transition team for Interior and other agencies, remembers trekking to Salazar's office on Capitol Hill at least twice to make the case for the Cabinet post. He had the perfect bait. Three years earlier, Sen. Salazar had led a successful effort to require the Bureau of Land Management to authorize renewable energy projects on public land. The agency was supposed to approve 10,000 megawatts of solar, wind and geothermal electricity by 2015, but under then-President George W. Bush, its congressional mandate went nowhere. Hayes, seeing a rare opportunity, told Salazar that as Interior secretary, he'd have the chance to make renewables on public land a signature issue. "We talked about renewable energy and how the Interior Department could ...
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Clean Energy: The Challenge of Achieving a "Just Transition" for Workers 6.1.2017 Truthout - All Articles
While measures to curb emissions and reduce the impacts of rising temperatures will be good for the many, the few who work in industries affected by climate policies risk losing their livelihoods. Around the world, there is a growing movement demanding a "just transition." A truck drives through a coal mine in Victoria, Australia, in a photo taken on August 10, 2014. (Photo: Takver ) Tackling climate change is good for the economy, good for business and good for people. This is the narrative often pushed out by campaigners, researchers and governments around the world. But while measures to curb emissions and reduce the impacts of rising temperatures will be good for the many, the few who work in industries affected by climate policies risk losing their livelihoods as the economy leans increasingly upon renewable energy. Around the world, there is a growing movement demanding a "just transition" for the workforce, so that workers are not left in the cold as fossil fuels become consigned to the ...
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Letter: How about a rebate for solar users? 6.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
I looked at my latest Rocky Mountain Power bill and found the following charge: Basic charge — single phase, $6 per month. This seems to be a general overhead charge covering accounting, billing, production, distribution and other costs. I assume all rate-payers, including those with solar panels, pay this fee. If, as alleged, solar producers use less of the network, are they entitled to a rebate and not a surcharge? Perhaps RMP should rethink its latest position. John G. Kepros Salt Lake Cit...
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Israel builds the world's tallest solar tower 5.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Ashalim, Israel • In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation’s power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates. Now the fledgling solar industry is trying to make a leap forward with a large-scale project boasting the world’s tallest solar tower, as a symbol of Israel’s renewal energy ambitions. With Israel traditionally running its economy on fossil fuels, renewable energy has long been hobbled by bureaucracy and a lack of incenti...
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