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Letter: Scorching temperatures show need for alternative energy 27.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The main section of The Tribune on June 21 contained the article, “First day of summer scorches Southwest.” The article correctly ties the heat wave to climate change and warns of the dangers of severe injuries and even death to people and pets. The article speaks of “straining the power grid,” and the operator of California’s power grid, calling on people to conserve electricity during peak hours. What the article makes no mention of is the fact that these increasingly common and dangerous heat...
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Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop 26.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The world's biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.
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Op-ed: Rocky Mountain Power’s short-sighted business model 25.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The term “short-sighted” can mean near-sighted or be used to describe lacking imagination or foresight — the perfect description of Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMPs) proposed net metering fees for home owners who have invested in rooftop solar. The way we make and use energy is fundamentally changing. However, the way our utility makes a profit is based on an antiquated, 100-year-old business model. Even more concerning is that in reviewing Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed new fees for rooftop solar,...
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Xcel Energy grid modernization should be kept in check 23.6.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
We urge the Colorado PUC and its staff to keep a sharp eye on the costs of a new revenue plan for Xcel Energy that isn’t simply tied to selling kilowatt-hours.
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Nevada governor signs law to revive rooftop solar industry 20.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Public pressure prompts reversal of unfriendly solar policies.
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Extra-windy March boosts wind, solar power’s share of Colorado’s energy to 24 percent 17.6.2017 Denver Post: Business
The state's share of renewable energy much higher than nationwide average of 10 percent.
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If you thought getting Mexico to pay for the wall couldn’t get weirder, you were wrong 8.6.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
President Donald Trump has come up with a new idea on how to cover the costs for a proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico: build it with solar panels.
Small businesses in clean energy sector still hope for best 8.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
BC-US--SmallBiz-Small Talk-Climate Accord, 1st Ld-Writethru,947 Small businesses in clean energy sector still hope for best AP Photo CABM301, CABM302, LA301, LA302 (Eds: Updates with details, comment. With AP Photos.) By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK • Small business owners who install solar panels or help customers use clean energy don’t seem fazed by President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, saying they expect demand for their services w...
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Top Canada and UN environment officials say US to lose jobs 6.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Toronto • Canada’s environment minister and the head of the U.N. environment agency said Monday that the United States stands to lose jobs by pulling out of the Paris climate accord. U.N. Environment chief Erik Solheim said China is already very competitive on energy solar and jobs will go elsewhere if the U.S. slows down on transforming to a greener economy. Solheim said at this stage in the U.S. there are 400,000 solar jobs in the U.S. and 70,000 in coal. “The biggest losers will be the people...
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U.S. stocks slide as banks, energy firms sink 1.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • U.S. stock indexes edged lower for the second day in a row Wednesday as a sharp drop for banks and a rare loss for technology companies canceled out gains for drugmakers and consumer-focused companies. Banks fell hard as executives from JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America said their trading businesses are having a rough second quarter. An eight-day winning streak for technology companies ended. Energy companies fell with oil prices. Investors picked consumer-focused companies, drugmake...
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Letter: We have some questions for Rocky Mountain Power 31.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
After watching solar panels evolve for 20 years, we installed two sets on our home. We love our solar panels. We also love getting electricity from Rocky Mountain Power when the skies are cloudy and gray. As solar-panel owners and RMP customers, we do not believe we are entitled to any special rates or considerations, but we also do not believe we should be punished and expected to pay additional fees. It should be fair across the board. We have a couple of questions. Why is RMP targeting such a...
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Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska 25.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Anchorage, Alaska • Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before. A federal agency that supports basic science research is completing installation in Alaska of an array of seismometers as part of its quest to map the Earth’s upper crust beneath North America. When the magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake ripped through the state in 1964, there were two se... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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New moon found orbiting solar system’s third largest dwarf planet 19.5.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Utah-based Vivint Solar to package panels with Mercedes-Benz batteries 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Vivint Solar announced Thursday that it is collaborating with Mercedes-Benz Energy to jointly offer that company’s batteries along with Vivint’s solar panels. Vivint, which has installed solar energy systems on 100,000 homes in the United States since its inception in 2011, said the deal is the first time Mercedes-Benz Energy will offer its batteries for residential use with a U.S. solar provider. The deal also puts Vivint Solar into head-to-head competition with Tesla, the electric-car compa...
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Trump’s budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy – and NREL’s budget 19.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The Trump administration is expected to propose massive cuts to federal government research on wind and solar energy next week. The proposed cuts, would reverberate dramatically at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden
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Trump's budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy -- and 'clean coal' 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Trump administration is expected to propose massive cuts to federal government research on wind and solar energy next week, according to current and former Energy Department officials familiar with budget discussions. The department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), which funds research on advanced vehicles as well as other aspects of clean energy, would face a roughly 70 percent cut in 2018, carving about $ 1.45 billion from its $2.09 billion 2017 budget. These plan...
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Demise of Colorado Energy Office could slow innovations 17.5.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The conversation precipitating the office's demise was about everything but the validity of the Colorado Energy Office's programs and better ways to achieve the laudable goals of efficiency and sustainability.
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Tesla starts selling solar roof tiles, says savings to cover costs 11.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Electric car maker Tesla has added another product to its lineup: solar roof tiles. As of Wednesday, customers worldwide could order a solar roof on Tesla's web site. Installations will begin next month in the U.S., starting with California. Installations outside the U.S. will begin next year, the company said.
Tesla: Its solar roof tiles' savings will cover costs 11.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Detroit • Electric car maker Tesla has added another product to its lineup: Solar roof tiles. As of Wednesday, customers worldwide could order a solar roof on Tesla’s web site. Installations will begin next month in the U.S., starting with California. Installations outside the U.S. will begin next year, the company said. The glass tiles were unveiled by Tesla last fall just before the company merged with solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. They’re designed to look like a traditional roof, with opt...
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A New Mexico electricity co-op declares its independence 9.5.2017 Writers on the Range
A co-op leaves its power provider, whose reliance on coal kept prices too high.
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