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Permits invalidated for big Washington state methanol plant 20.9.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- U.S. environmental groups opposed to the Pacific Northwest becoming an international fossil fuels gateway scored a major victory when a Washington state board invalidated two permits for a $2 billion project to manufacture methanol from natural gas and export it to China....
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Michigan State using grant to boost yield of biofuel crop 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is using a federal grant to explore ways to boost the yield of a biofuel crop that could offer environmental and agricultural benefits. The East Lansing school says it will lead a $10 million U.S. Energy Department grant to study the metabolism and genes of the camelina […]
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EPA head: No renewable fuel promise made to ex-Trump adviser 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DETROIT (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has told a group of senators he never made any promises to billionaire investor Carl Icahn about renewable fuel credits that were costing one of Icahn’s companies millions of dollars. Pruitt was responding to letters from five senators looking into potential conflicts of interest involving Icahn, […]
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China plans nationwide ethanol use by 2020 13.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to expand use of ethanol in gasoline nationwide by 2020 to curb smog and fossil fuel demand, the government said Wednesday, joining United States, Brazil and other nations that use blended fuel. The announcement adds to a series of initiatives to clean up smog-choked Chinese cities and control surging demand […]
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Trump's phone call to a GOP senator raises questions in context of Russia probe 1.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Trump's phone call to a GOP senator raises questions in context of Russia probe
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The Energy 202: EPA brings on two controversial regional officials 31.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The regional offices are important.
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Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean 23.8.2017 NPR News
International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.
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Billionaire Carl Icahn Resigns as Trump Adviser After Reaping Millions From His Time in White House 22.8.2017 Truthout.com
On Friday billionaire investor Carl Icahn left his role as regulatory adviser to Donald Trump, just before the New Yorker published an article entitled "Carl Icahn's Failed Raid on Washington." The article detailed Carl Icahn's potential conflicts of interest, including his heavy lobbying for a rule change about blending ethanol into gasoline, a rule which affects the profits of Icahn's Texas-based petroleum refining company, CVR. According to the New Yorker, in the months after Trump's election, the stock price of CVR nearly doubled, which meant Icahn's own wealth surged, at least on paper, by a half a billion dollars. For more we speak with Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's Energy Program. In March Public Citizen asked lawmakers to investigate Carl Icahn's actions. Please check back later for full ...
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Saudi Arabia Moving Towards a Sustainable Future 18.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi, Aug 18: Climate change: It's real, scary and deadly if ignored.
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Sobering facts 19.7.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Use of biofuel will generate jobs, curb petroleum import: Nitin Gadkari 28.6.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Biotech veteran engineers algae breakthrough for biofuel 25.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

J. Craig Venter, the scientist who mapped the human genome, teamed with Exxon Mobil in using advanced cell engineering to more than double the fatty lipids inside a strain of algae. The work could eventually enable widespread commercialization of algae-based biofuels.
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Parsing the reasons it was weird Trump told Iowa that he was worried about dead birds 22.6.2017 Washington Post
Parsing the reasons it was weird Trump told Iowa that he was worried about dead birds
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Judge upholds California’s low-carbon fuel standards 21.6.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
A federal judge has upheld most of California’s pioneering low-carbon fuel standard but allowed oil companies and other fuel suppliers to challenge rules that may favor California ethanol producers over their Midwest competitors. The standard, part of a 2006 state law intended to reduce air pollution that causes global warming, requires suppliers of transportation fuel sold in California to achieve a 10 percent reduction by 2020 in the amount of carbon released from their products. Ruling in lawsuits originally filed in 2009 by oil refiners and ethanol producers, U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill of Fresno rejected their broadest arguments: that the California rules conflicted with milder federal clean-air laws and were an unconstitutional attempt to shield the state’s energy producers from competition. Because state officials have conceded that the carbon standard, by itself, will not significantly reduce global climate change, he said, the Midwestern producers “plausibly have alleged” that the ...
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The Energy 202: EPA head Pruitt had two government email addresses in his last job 15.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
He told Congress he had one.
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Future fuel 15.6.2017 BBC: Technology
How can cities improve air quality with cleaner fuels?
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Now U.S. to invest in hydrogen, fuel cell energy 9.6.2017 New Kerala: World News
Now U.S. to invest in hydrogen, fuel cell energy
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Harsh Vardhan-led Indian delegation participates in CEM8 in Beijing 6.6.2017 New Kerala: World News
Harsh Vardhan-led Indian delegation participates in CEM8 in Beijing
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EPA asked the public which regulations to gut — and got an earful about leaving them alone 17.5.2017 Washington Post
EPA asked the public which regulations to gut — and got an earful about leaving them alone
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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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