User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Renewable Energy :: General
Last updated: Apr 27 2017 06:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Mississippi asked to OK Texas wind-power line 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Jackson, Miss. • A San Francisco-based renewable energy company wants Mississippi regulators to approve a $1.4 billion power transmission line that would carry electricity from wind generated in Texas to the Southeast. The Southern Cross Transmission line would extend from Texas through Desoto Parish in Louisiana, crossing into Mississippi south of Greenville. It then would run across Mississippi, to a $300 million transmission facility near Columbus, where it would tie into existing power lines...
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Salt Lake City Mayor Biskupski signs on as a leader of Sierra Club clean energy campaign 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined a national effort to encourage U.S. cities to transition to clean energy. Biskupski joins mayors from Miami Beach, Fla., Columbia, S.C. and San Diego leaders of the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” campaign, which aims to persuade 100 cities to make a commitment similar to one made by Utah’s capital last summer. “Climate change is one of the most challenging issues of our time,” Biskupski said in a news release. “Progress depends on collaboration. I’m lo... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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How about turning a coal mine into a solar farm? 19.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Frankfort, Ky. • A former strip mine would be converted into a solar farm under a proposal announced Tuesday by an Appalachian coal company that says it wants to place hundreds of thousands of panels in the Kentucky mountains. The Berkeley Energy Group, EDF Renewable Energy and former Democratic state Auditor Adam Edelen said they are looking at two mountaintop removal sites just outside of Pikeville in the heart of Kentucky’s coal country. It’s the latest example of efforts to diversify the ene...
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NREL is a driver of cutting-edge research and industry 17.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Every member of Congress should oppose President Trump's proposed cuts to Golden's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which provides cutting-edge research and powers industry.
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Fighting for the environment, one grassroots gathering at a time 16.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Happy sights of environmental activism and Trump policy protests will intrude on one’s consciousness if one searches for them. Take the meeting I recently attended.
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Colorado clean-tech innovators draw investors — and a pledge of support from Sen. Michael Bennet 14.4.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Big money swirled around clean technology entrepreneurs at a government-backed forum in Denver Thursday as investors look to capitalize on a shift away from fossil fuels energy linked to climate change.
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Germany OKs 1st bid for offshore wind park 13.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Berlin • German authorities have approved the first bid to construct an offshore wind park without feed-in subsidies, indicating the growing competitiveness of renewable energy. The agency that oversees access to Germany’s electricity grid says the bid was one of four to receive approval for projects in the North Sea with a total capacity of 1,490 megawatts. On average the bids sought a subsidy of about $0.0047 per kilowatt hour under a system designed to encourage power companies to feed renewa...
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Cutting NREL funding means forfeiting a leading role on energy in the future 12.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Cutting off research in renewable energy now would be similar to abandoning cellphone development in the 1990s believing that rotary phones would last forever -- only worse.
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NREL contributes to Denver’s clean air; don’t cut its funding 8.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The scientists at the National Renewable Energy Lab has been a big part of the improvement in Denver's air since the 1980s. Every effort needs to be made to keep NREL fully funded.
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Renewable energy cuts affirm administration’s motives 7.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Together, eliminating the Clean Power Plan and making massive cuts to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, show this is about protecting the administration’s friends in the fossil fuel industry.
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Investment in renewable energy declines globally 7.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Berlin • Global investments in renewable energy fell by almost a quarter in 2016 amid a drop in prices and lower spending in some markets, according to a U.N.-backed report published Thursday. Overall investments reached $241.6 billion last year, down from $312.2 billion in 2015, said the United Nations Environment Program. But investors got more bang for their buck: renewable energy capacity grew increased by 138.5 gigawatts, 8 percent more than the 127.5 gigawatts added the year before. That’s...
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Boulder County may again face legal challenges to new oil, gas regulations 4.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder County, which already is being sued over the legality of its soon-to-expire moratorium on oil and gas development, may also face legal challenges over new drilling and production regulations the Board of County Commissioners adopted last month.
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Five Points has the highest rent in Denver, but Highlands Ranch has highest average rent in region 4.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
Highlands Ranch reported the most expensive median rent for two-bedroom apartments last month in the metro area, at $1,850, beating out Denver at $1,730 a month, according to a report Monday from ApartmentList.
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NREL could be hit hard by deep cuts to parent agency’s budget 3.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
Trump's budget calls for a half billion cut to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the next five months. -- and the brunt of that pain could fall on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.
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There’s little dignity left in coal 3.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
President Donald Trump's tiny base of coal workers finds itself in the undignified position of trying to push a product on a nation that no longer wants it.
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This office helped drive down the cost of solar. Trump wants to cut it massively. 31.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Trump administration is aiming a half-billion-dollar cut at the main U.S. hub for renewable energy research — 25 percent of the agency’s budget, and that’s just for the final five months of this federal fiscal year. Even deeper cuts are expected to be sought for 2018 — a possibility that has alarmed researchers in clean energy and even some Republicans in Congress. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, or EERE, is a $2 billion branch of the Department of Energy. It is credite...
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First Boulder County drilling application in five years calls for 216 wells U.S. 287 31.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Crestone Peak Resources applied to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission last month with a proposal to drill on roughly 12 square miles of Boulder County land. The application is the first in five years.
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Colorado governor: State will push forward with clean energy 30.3.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado will push ahead to develop more affordable renewable energy despite President Donald Trump's order eliminating many restrictions on fossil fuels production, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday.
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Budweiser's brewer won't burn coal Trump vows to revive 29.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest beer maker, plans to get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025. The move will require shifting 6 terawatt-hours of electricity from fossil-fuel plants to wind, solar and other renewable sources, the Leuven, Belgium-based company said in a statement Tuesday. That’s almost enough to power all of Spain for a month. The company’s announcement comes the same day U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order to unravel rules to combat cl... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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President Trump reverses clean power initiative, coal moratorium 29.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed executive orders reversing the Obama administration’s efforts to curtail carbon emissions as well as open up more federal tracts for coal mining — moves celebrated in rural Utah as promoting jobs and energy production even as they drew warnings of catastrophe from environmentalists. Trump’s orders overturn a moratorium on leasing more land for coal mining and instruct his administration to rewrite regulations that sought to limit carbon emi...
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