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Keeping coal benefits no one — not even an Indian nation that depends on a power plant 25.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: In the 1970s, I made several trips to northern Arizona near the Navajo Nation and the coal-burning Navajo Generating Station, then under construction. I was struck by the obvious lack of employment opportunities for the Navajo and the Hopi. Apparently, not much has changed. (“Trump...

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Home foreclosures raise questions about SolarCity policies 25.2.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
SolarCity, the nation’s leading installer of rooftop solar panels and a renewable energy darling, has pitched its value to investors on a simple premise: In at least 14 cases, the homeowners were already in default, or had other liens on the property, by the time the San Mateo company filed paperwork about the panels with the government. In September, a lawyer for SolarCity, Mohammed Ahmed Gangat, filed a document in New York state court arguing that the company needed to file another document late because it had in recent months been “inundated with hundreds of lawsuits in New York, and thousands across the country, all of which have named SolarCity as a defendant in a residential foreclosure action.” In either situation, details of the cases identified by the Times raise questions about how well the company, relying on one credit check, vets potential customers. The company often pays most or all of the bill for the installation, worth $25,000 to $30,000 on average, and charges the customer an ...
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Op-ed: Moab's all-renewable pledge is an act worth following 25.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Congratulations, Moab! Your City Council just voted to make you one of the first cities in the nation to run all of its domestic, commercial and government buildings on 100 percent renewable energy. With time, your resolution will help your community cut its total greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent. These are great goals, and necessary ones now that climate change is upon us. They’re also nearly identical to the goals passed by the Park City Council and our own Salt Lake City Council this pa...
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How to declare war on coal’s emissions without declaring war on coal communities 25.2.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
I grew up in coal country. We should protect people hurt by lost jobs.
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Trump voters won. Why should liberals be nice to them? 24.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Liberals aren't welcoming enough to Trump voters, or so the headlines say. Every week there’s another batch of think pieces scolding Democrats and leftists for being mean to folks who cast their ballot for the former reality television star. The New York Times quotes a small-business owner complaining...

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Metro approves a $797-million security plan that reduces the power of the Sheriff's Department 24.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For more than a decade, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been solely responsible for patrolling Metro’s vast transit network, from subway stations in downtown L.A. to solitary bus stops near San Gabriel Valley strip malls. 

That will change this summer under a $797-million security...

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Rich in symbols, short on substance, U.N.-backed Syrian peace talks resume 24.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Syria's opposing sides met face-to-face for the first time in U.N. mediation in three years on Thursday, with the U.N. envoy citing a historic chance to end a conflict that has left hundreds of thousands dead, displaced millions and fomented a proxy war by foreign powers.

In a ceremony rich in...

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Turns Out You Can't Confirm Someone Who Wants to Destroy the EPA Without Angry Voters Showing Up 24.2.2017 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, two GOP lawmakers from Nevada faced angry voters who complained about Trump, the GOP agenda, and Sen. Dean Heller's vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Reno Gazette-Journal caught the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on video, which captures an interesting exchange about Pruitt and climate change in a county that voted 52.5 percent for Trump last fall. A woman, who introduced herself as a military mother concerned about the environment and natural resources, asked Heller, "A few days ago you voted for Scott Pruitt for Environmental Protection Agency. Knowing his ties to big oil and gas and other polluters, what will you do to ensure the protection of our clean water and clean air?" She got a round of applause. "I think every president has the right to put their cabinet into place, and I supported putting the cabinet into place," Heller said, as some in the crowd of 100 began to boo. "It doesn't mean I support all the policies. I am going to treat all the ...
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Kind of a big deal: Paper-thin air-conditioning system uses no energy 24.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
UC Boulder researchers are working to create a super-thin, efficient, low-cost supplementary cooling system for thermoelectric power plants.
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Stocks start mixed as energy companies bounce back 23.2.2017 LA Times: Business

Major U.S. indexes are mixed early Thursday after modest losses the day before. Energy companies are making the biggest gains as the price of oil jumps, and companies that pay big dividends are rising as bond yields slip. Technology and industrial companies are taking small losses.

The Dow Jones...

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Drone video: Check out state’s largest rooftop solar array at new Ikea in Renton 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Ikea's solar array produces 1.127 megawatts of electrical power from 3,268 panels.
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Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change 23.2.2017 BBC: Business
A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.
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Tesla swings to loss in 4Q, says Model 3 on target 23.2.2017 AP Business
DETROIT (AP) -- Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016....
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Tesla swings to lost in 4Q, says Model 3 on target 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DETROIT (AP) — Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016. Tesla posted its first profit in three years in last year’s third quarter and had predicted net income in the fourth quarter. Instead, Tesla lost $121.3 million, or […]
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Scientists discover seven Earthlike planets orbiting a nearby star 23.2.2017 Washington Post
The discovery, reported in the journal Nature, represents the first time astronomers have ever detected so many terrestrial planets orbiting a single star. Researchers say the system, which is 39 light years, away could be the best place in the galaxy to search for life beyond Earth.
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California Senate leader puts 100% renewable energy on the table in new legislation 22.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 21, 2017, 4:31 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: If...
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Study: Savings possible by shutting down nuclear power plant 22.2.2017 Seattle Times: Local

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new study says Pacific Northwest utility ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Northwest close the region’s only commercial nuclear power plant in Richland, Washington and replace its output with renewable energy. The Portland-based McCullough Research consulting firm estimated savings from $261.2 […]
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Greenpeace exposes high radiation risks in Fukushima village as govt prepares to lift evacuation order 22.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Greenpeace exposes high radiation risks in Fukushima village as govt prepares to lift evacuation order
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Nigerians starved of electricity turn to solar 21.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Johannesburg • The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options. The founders of Dutch company Lumos knew they could do better. In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours they offer enough solar power to light a house, cool a room with a fan and charge cell phones for about eight hours. Customers can even watch TV for a few hou...
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Solar power lights up lives in Nigeria 21.2.2017 Washington Post: World
The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options.
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