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In Iraqi Kurdistan, Solar Offers Hope to the Powerless 17.8.2018 WRI Stories
In Iraqi Kurdistan, Solar Offers Hope to the Powerless Comments|Add Comment|PrintIraqi Kurdistan's current energy infrastructure can't keep up with rising electricity demand. Photo by Levi Clancy/Wikimedia Commons Yaseen Hasan is a director in the Planning and Research Department within the Ministry of Electricity in Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Hasan participated in the Humphrey Fellowship, which brings young and mid-career professionals to the United States for a year of non-degree, graduate-level... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Wheeler expected to weaken the Clean Power Plan even as pollution reduction costs are dropping 17.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly taking steps to nix the Clean Power Plan– America’s only national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants – in favor of a weak substitute that does almost nothing to protect us from climate change and would increase harmful pollution that contributes to soot and smog. There […]
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Trade Fears Throw Future of U.S. Natural Gas Into Question 17.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
As trade disputes continue, the promising U.S.-China energy relationship is compromised.
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The oil kingdom and Tesla's electric car future 16.8.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Could battery power be the new oil?
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Diamondback to Acquire Energen 15.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Diamondback Energy will acquire Energen in a roughly $8.4 billion all-stock transaction, a deal that comes as energy producers face pressure to control rising costs.
As Gas Boom Falters in Papua New Guinea, China Steps In 11.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The South Pacific nation has increasingly turned to China after an Exxon-led gas project failed to deliver on an expected windfall, becoming the latest country to deepen ties to Beijing as expands its presence in the Pacific.
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FERC approves pipeline despite concern over controversial business arrangement 10.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
FERC approves pipeline despite concern over controversial business arrangement
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By the Numbers: New Emissions Data Quantify India’s Climate Challenge 8.8.2018 WRI Stories
By the Numbers: New Emissions Data Quantify India’s Climate Challenge Comments|Add Comment|PrintFish market in Mumbai. Flickr/sandeepachetan.com India has ambitious climate change targets. However, existing inventories of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions don't cover recent years and lack clarity about methodologies and data sources, hampering the design of effective climate policies. To fill this gap, WRI India worked with other civil society institutions to facilitate the GHG Platform... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Can electrification short-circuit the Utility Death Spiral? 8.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
What if utilities could rekindle their profits while protecting the environment?
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Study: Minnesota can meet climate goals through clean energy, electrification 4.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The latest study on how Minnesota can reach greenhouse gas reduction goals set back in 2007 shows renewable energy and a more connected grid can help de-carbonize the state's economy.
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Going off the rails: The railway sector pledges to take climate action 3.8.2018 GreenBiz.com
A new collaborative project sets three climate commitments for rail transportation companies.
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Federal investigators blame valve failure for Husky refinery explosion 2.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A federal agency says a massive refinery fire that forced the temporary evacuation of homes in the coastal Wisconsin city of Superior in April was caused by an explosion that sent debris hurtling into an asphalt storage tank.
Mexico's López Obrador to Start New Refinery in Boost for Pemex 28.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday his government will earmark 175 billion pesos ($9.4 billion) in additional investment next year at state-run energy companies.
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BP to Buy BHP Shale Assets for More Than $10 Billion Cash 27.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Asia
BP PLC will buy the bulk of BHP Billiton Ltd.’s U.S. onshore oil-and-gas unit for US$10.5 billion, as the U.K. oil major rebuilds in the U.S. after the Deepwater Horizon disaster and BHP exits a business it has called a costly and mistimed investment.
$2 billion spent to influence Congress on climate change, Drexel study finds 25.7.2018 Philly.com News
The study by Robert J. Brulle showed that "expenditures by these sectors dwarf those of environmental organizations and renewable energy corporations."
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Silicon Valley Pitches Data Services, AI to a Wary Oil Industry 24.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Tech companies are pitching their cloud and artificial intelligence expertise to oil and gas producers, but some worry such deals will foster new competitors in a more data-driven energy industry.
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Want to help cities act on climate change? Give them data 24.7.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
National governments have actionable information for cities. Why not share it?
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Study: Carbon-free electricity possible by 2050 24.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A group of utilities, environmental groups and state regulators has released a plan for how states could meet all of their electricity needs without carbon emissions. The group says it can be achieved by mid-century
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Pipeline advances plan to open western Pa. to Midwest refiners; here's what Philly producers stand to lose 20.7.2018 Philly.com News
Buckeye Pipeline says it is only responding to market demand to open up Western Pennsylvania to out-of-state refiners.
As L.A. temperatures rise, so does interest in cleaner air and cleaner energy 20.7.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
As L.A. temperatures rise, so does interest in cleaner air and cleaner energy
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