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A guide to Florida’s primary election 28.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters will go to the polls Tuesday and select the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here’s a look at the races […]
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A guide to Florida's primary election 28.8.2016 AP Politics
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida voters will go to the polls Tuesday and select the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races and issues facing Florida on Election Day....
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States review clean energy projects for New England region 28.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts officials are joining with electric utilities to evaluate more than 50 solicitations from companies to build plants that would generate clean energy for all three states. The states are hoping to leverage their combined purchasing power and attract projects they possibly couldn’t lure on their own. […]
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What the Heck Is Up With California's Recycling Program? 28.8.2016 Mother Jones
Few states have a greener rep than California, and for good reason. The state has a cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions, solar-energy production exceeding that of all other states combined , and, at the behest of Gov. Jerry Brown, it's now mulling new targets that would slash greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent of 1990 levels by 2030. The state has proved itself a national leader in environmental policy. All of which makes California's latest waste and recycling report , issued yearly by state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery ( CalRecycle ), so bewildering. It reveals that landfill waste in the state jumped to 33.2 million tons in 2015, a one-year increase of 2 million tons, contributing to last year's release of 200,000 extra metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Per capita, each Californian now tosses 4.7 pounds of stuff into the landfill. The state's rate of recycling also dropped to 47 percent in 2015. That's the lowest rate since 2010 , and the first time since the state ...
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A fortress against fear 28.8.2016 Washington Post
A fortress against fear
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At giant NRG, turning to clean power proved a messy business 27.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

A power-hungry nation needs to change the way it is fueled, but NRG’s recent history shows that being an industry pioneer is fraught with risks.
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Corporations turn to their own green energy sources 27.8.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto: “This store runs on 100 percent renewable energy.” If Apple’s plans play out, it will be able to make that claim not only for its operations throughout California but also beyond, as the company aims to meet its growing needs for electricity with green sources like solar, wind and hydroelectric power. Like other big companies before it, including Walmart and Google, Apple recently received a federal designation for its energy subsidiary that allows it to become a wholesale seller of electricity from coast to coast. [...] like a growing number of corporations, Apple is intent on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from electricity production — one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. In one ambitious venture, Apple has contracted with First Solar to begin buying a little less than half of the power later ...
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Eco oasis or green ghost town? 26.8.2016 CNN: Top Stories
In 2006, plans were announced for the world's first carbon-neutral city.
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Tesla Clears Antitrust Hurdle In $2.6 Billion Deal For SolarCity 26.8.2016 NPR News
The Federal Trade Commission signed off on Tesla's plan to buy the solar panel installer. CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and its largest shareholder.
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San Bernardino County rejects a controversial solar power plant proposed for the Mojave Desert 25.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has rejected a controversial solar plant proposed for the Mojave Desert’s Soda Mountains, citing concerns that the project would destroy habitat and block ancient trails used by bighorn sheep for thousands of years.

In a 3-2 vote, the board on Tuesday...

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Utah forecast: Of fading summer heat and crisp, cool mornings 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The solar hammer of summer has finally lifted from northern Utah, where the midweek forecast has daytime heat giving way to mere warmth, and sultry nights bowing to by crisp, cool dawns. Wednesday morning’s lows were in the upper-50s to low-60s along the Wasatch Front, down some 20 degrees from readings of just little more than a week ago. The National Weather Service predicts overnight temperatures will remain in that range the rest of this week. The forecast calls for highs in the low- to mid-...
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Daily Briefing, Aug. 24 24.8.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
The layoffs, expected to begin in October, will come in customer service, sales, legal operations, recruiting, engineering and information technology. CEO Lyndon Rive and his brother, Chief Technology Officer Peter Rive, have asked to have their annual salaries reduced to $1 from $275,000 as part of the cost-cutting plans. The bands, made in China and distributed in Happy Meals, have caused dozens of children to develop skin irritations.The bands featured a digital screen that tracked a child’s movement and included motion-activated lights. The FBI is investigating a cyberattack on reporters of the New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible. CNN first reported the violation, which comes as federal authorities investigate a breach of the Democratic National Committee that has been attributed to Russian intelligence agencies.
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Tesla’s Model S Now Does an Even Loonier 60 MPH in 2.5 Seconds 24.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
Tesla’s Model S Now Does an Even Loonier 60 MPH in 2.5 Seconds
Tesla Motors announced today that the new Model S P100D model will hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, thanks to a bigger, 100-kWh battery. The post Tesla’s Model S Now Does an Even Loonier 60 MPH in 2.5 Seconds appeared first on WIRED.
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Now even backpacks will enable your smartphone addiction 23.8.2016 Washington Post
Now even backpacks will enable your smartphone addiction
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Camp shines light on solar energy for kids 22.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new day camp in Minneapolis this summer is introducing kids to solar energy. About a dozen kids participated in this year's pilot program, which was held at a church in north Minneapolis where a community solar array will be installed later this year.
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Letter: Rocky Mountain Power moves ahead on solar power 20.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Kudos to Ryan Evans, president of the Utah Solar Energy Association, for his Aug. 7 Tribune column highlighting the significant rise of Utah’s burgeoning solar energy industry. We thank him for praising the successful solar energy efforts at Rio Tinto Stadium — and how “utility scale solar projects” are benefiting Utah’s economy. Rocky Mountain Power proudly partnered with Rio Tinto for its solar project. Also, more than 47,000 Blue Sky customers have helped create more than 100 community-benef...
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Solar array will power low-income homes 20.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Work is under way to build a new solar array in Steamboat Springs that will benefit low-income residents. Yampa Valley Electric Association is building the array with support from GRID Alternatives and the Colorado Energy Office. Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to attend the ribbon cutting event Sept. 16. The solar array is being built at the YVEA headquarters on Elk River Road in Steamboat. With 30 arrays, the facility is planned as a 148-kilowatt system to be placed on .185 acres. By comparison, YVEA's solar array in Craig is 577 kilowatts. The project has received approval from the city's planning department. Four other electric associations are participating in the low-income solar array program. Collectively, they will be able to produce 579 kilowatts, and GRID hopes it will provide power for 150 homes. The Colorado Energy Office awarded GRID Alternatives a $1.2 million grant to implement low-income community solar and to partner with electricity providers. YVEA General Manager Diane Johnson has ...
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Developers, projects knocking on national park gates 20.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Author Jacques Leslie rightly calls attention to the threat massive energy projects pose to America’s national parks.

 

( “An assault on our national parks,” Opinion, Aug. 14)

Historic sites on public lands across the country are threatened by large-scale, shortsighted projects...

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Architectural features make it easier for buildings to battle sun 19.8.2016 Washington Post
Architectural features make it easier for buildings to battle sun
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Masdar passes milestone for Mauritanian solar network 17.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Abu Dhabi, Aug 17 : Abu Dhabi's future energy company Masdar on Wednesday announced that it has passed the halfway-mark in its project to construct a 16.6 MW solar power plant network in Mauritania.
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