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Photographer says he lost his job after leaking pictures of Rick Perry and coal CEO 18.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The former Department of Energy photographer Simon Edelman is filing a federal whistleblower suit after he leaked the photos of a private meeting between the energy secretary and Robert Murray.
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One year in, Trump's environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll 18.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A massive coal ash spill near Knoxville, Tenn., in 2008 forever changed life for Janie Clark’s family and left her husband with crippling health problems. So Clark was astounded late last year when she heard what the Environmental Protection Agency had done.

In September, at the behest of power...

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Energy Dept. staffer who gave pictures to news outlets seeks whistleblower protection 18.1.2018 Washington Post
Simon Edelman, who was placed on administrative leave, said that he gave official photos to The Washington Post and In These Times magazine that show Energy Secretary Rick Perry hugging a coal mining executive and discussing an “action plan” for overhauling regulations.
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UK renewables created three times the power of coal in 2017 18.1.2018 Planet Ark News
Sheffield University and BM Reports have released statistics showing that the renewable sector in the United Kingdom outperformed coal power generation more than three-fold in the year up to December 12.
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The Energy 202: Trump administration is trying to sell natural gas to African countries president disparaged 17.1.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump administration is trying to sell natural gas to African countries president disparaged
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Xcel Energy receives shockingly low bids for Colorado electricity from renewable sources 17.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Renewable energy developers have offered to supply Xcel Energy with electricity at the lowest prices quoted in the U.S., including options including energy storage priced below what coal-generated power in the state costs.
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Green jobs are still (mostly) promising 16.1.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Industry experts remain hopeful and excited about the green jobs market — yes, despite what you hear from Washington.
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Fact-checking the Trump administration's claims on 'saving' coal country 16.1.2018 Washington Post
Fact-checking the Trump administration's claims on 'saving' coal country
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The economic, political and cultural significance of coal in America 16.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Neal Conan explores the history, economics and politics of coal in America.
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DOE’s compensation scheme for coal and nuclear is dead – Now what? 12.1.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
DOE’s compensation scheme for coal and nuclear is dead – Now what?
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In praise of the Trump-appointed regulators who saved us from Rick Perry's disastrous coal plan 12.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Reason prevailed when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously shot down U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’ coal-favoring plan. (“Trump administration plan to prop up coal and nuclear markets rejected by regulators,” Jan. 8)

Perry, more famously known for his appearance...

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As Trump's fossil-fuel 'energy dominance' plan founders, a crucial solar energy decision nears 11.1.2018 LA Times: Nation

During his first year in office, President Trump has guided the nation’s energy course directly into the headwinds of market instability, civic opposition, unstable finance and environmental risk in order to fortify the domestic coal and oil industries.

But this week, the administration’s plan...

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Rejection of Subsidies for Coal and Nuclear Power Is a Win for Fact-Based Policymaking 11.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has repeatedly expressed concern over the past year about the reliability of our national electric power grid. On Sept. 28, 2017, Perry  ordered  the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to revise wholesale electricity market rules to help ensure "… a reliable, resilient electric grid powered by an 'all of the above' mix of generation resources." Perry's proposal included an implicit subsidy to owners of coal and nuclear power plants, to compensate them for keeping a 90-day fuel supply on-site in the event of a disruption to the grid. On Jan. 8, FERC issued a statement, supported by all five commissioners,  terminating  Perry's proposal. The commissioners held that paying generators to store fuel on-site would only benefit some fuel types. And although coal and nuclear plants are retiring in large numbers, commissioners were not persuaded that this was due to unfair pricing in power markets. In my view, FERC made an appropriate and well-grounded decision. The commission opted ...
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As Trump's fossil-fuel 'energy dominance' plan founders, a crucial solar energy decision nears 11.1.2018 LA Times: Nation

During his first year in office, President Trump has guided the nation’s energy course directly into the headwinds of market instability, civic opposition, unstable finance and environmental risk in order to fortify the domestic coal and oil industries.

But this week, the administration’s plan...

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The Energy 202: The oil industry reminds Washington: Pipelines are infrastructure too. 10.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
API preps for the infrastructure debate.
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Coal CEO blasts federal agency's decision on power grid 10.1.2018 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A decision by an independent energy agency to reject the Trump administration's plan to bolster the coal industry could lead to more closures of coal-fired power plants and the loss of thousands of jobs, a top coal executive said Tuesday....
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Coal executive blasts federal energy regulators for 'bureaucratic cop-out' on Trump administration power plan 10.1.2018 Washington Post
Coal executive blasts federal energy regulators for 'bureaucratic cop-out' on Trump administration power plan
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Federal regulator rejects Energy Department's bid to prop up coal, nuclear 9.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a rule that would essentially subsidize older fuel sources to compete with cheaper natural gas and renewables. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission cried foul.
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Colorado hits lowest renewables and storage bids to date 9.1.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The state will deliver reliable renewables plus storage projects at a price that is cheaper than operational coal capacity.
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FERC’s rejection of DOE’s pro-coal and nuclear proposal shows evidence can still trump politics 9.1.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
FERC’s rejection of DOE’s pro-coal and nuclear proposal shows evidence can still trump politics
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