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A Stanford professor didn't just debate his scientific critics--he sued them for $10 million 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In 2015, Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford and several colleagues predicted that wind, solar and hydroelectric power could provide 100% of the energy demand in each of the 48 contiguous American states, “at low cost,” by about 2050.

When their conclusions were published in the prestigious Proceedings...

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London buses to be powered by coffee 19.11.2017 BBC: Business
Oil extracted from the city's annual 200,000 tonnes of coffee waste is blended with diesel.
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Trump's pick for top environmental job unconvinced humans are causing climate change 9.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Kathleen Hartnett White, who is from Texas, reiterated her view that carbon dioxide is a "plant nutrient," not a pollutant.
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The Energy 202: Tom Steyer isn't the only energy and environmental player trying to reach Trump on Fox News 9.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Tom Steyer isn't the only energy and environmental player trying to reach Trump on Fox News
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The Finance 202: Tax drama moves to Senate as Trump takes aim at House bill 9.11.2017 Washington Post
The Finance 202: Tax drama moves to Senate as Trump takes aim at House bill
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Trump environment nominees pressed on federal climate report 9.11.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as his top environmental adviser said Wednesday she is unconvinced by a new U.S. government assessment reaffirming that manmade carbon emissions are the primary cause of climate change....
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The Energy 202: Trump administration stuck between two GOP sides on ethanol 27.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Debate could affect Chuck Grassley's grandson.
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The pond scum that could fuel jet planes 14.10.2017 Hindu: News
Japan may be synonymous with mega high-tech projects from bullet trains to nuclear domes, but there are equally innovative developments on the other, micro, end of the size scale. In a laboratory on t...
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The Energy 202: Trump's hiring freeze shrunk National Weather Service staff before hurricanes hit 27.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The staffing issues predate the president, though.
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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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