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Climate change burrows its way into business models 19.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
We're talking business this week on Climate Cast -- how climate change affects the way companies work, and the expansion of the hybrid and electric vehicle market.
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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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APNewsBreak: GoDaddy to sponsor Patrick in 'Danica Double' 18.1.2018 AP Top News
Danica Patrick is going back to green....
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Thinking of leaving your car at home for a ski trip? There’s an app to help with that 17.1.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The nonprofit I-70 Coalition recently launched a web-based tool for travelers to explore car-free alternatives for hitting the high country.
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Crews rescue driver after car goes into Green River 17.1.2018 AP Washington
KENT, Wash. (AP) -- Crews rescued a driver after his vehicle went into the Green River in Kent, Washington....
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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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Ford says it will spend $11 billion in electrification investment 16.1.2018 LA Times: Business

Ford plans to increase its investment in electrification to $11 billion by 2022, Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

The company previously announced it would spend $4.5 billion by 2020.

“We’re going to electrify even our most iconic vehicles,” he said at Cobo...

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CPUC's latest order backing batteries spells more trouble for fossil-fuel power plants 16.1.2018 LA Times: Business

California, the state that helped birth the global boom in battery-toting electric vehicles, is trying to spark a similar transformation for utilities. And that spells trouble for power plants all across the U.S. that run on natural gas.

The California Public Utilities Commission approved an order...

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For this woman, van dwelling is her solution to high rents (Video) 16.1.2018 TreeHugger
High rents in the city prompting this young woman to look for an alternative -- in a van conversion.
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Redesigned Chevy Silverado pickup loses weight, gains size 14.1.2018 AP Business
DETROIT (AP) -- In the world of full-size pickups, it's a race to see who can haul more stuff, yet do it with lighter, more efficient trucks....
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Surprising Discovery Could Lead to Better Batteries 13.1.2018 Environmental News Network
A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries—the most common type of battery used to power cell phones and electric cars. As a model battery generated electric current, the scientists witnessed the concentration of lithium inside individual nanoparticles reverse at a certain point, instead of constantly increasing. This discovery, which was published on January 12 in the journal Science Advances, is a major step toward improving the battery life of consumer electronics.
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Regulators vote to shut down Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant 12.1.2018 LA Times: Business

The last remaining nuclear power plant in California will begin shutting down operations in six years as part of a plan approved Thursday by state regulators.

“We chart a new energy future by phasing out nuclear power here in California,” Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities...

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An unlikely climate crusade in Trump country 12.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
An unlikely climate crusade in Trump country
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Efficiency is important, but it is time to get serious about sufficiency 11.1.2018 TreeHugger
According to Kris De Decker, just making things more efficient isn't enough; we have to change the way we live.
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Transforming Transportation 2018: To Craft a Digital Future for All, We Need Transport for All 11.1.2018 THE CITY FIX
Exponential progress in how we collect, process and use data is fundamentally changing our societies and economies. But the new digital economy depends fundamentally on a very physical enabler. Amazon and Alibaba would not exist without efficient ways to deliver ...
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California's green dream, forged in iron 11.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
California's green dream, forged in iron
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China’s heralded 'solar highway' closed after thieves stole one of the panels 10.1.2018 L.A. Times - World News

It was supposed to be China’s grand “photovoltaic highway” — a solar energy-collecting, 0.6-mile stretch of road that symbolized the country’s extraordinary clean energy ambitions.

But that was last month. Five days after the road opened in the industrial city of Jinan for testing on Dec. 28, inspectors...

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These electric car charging stations help drivers fuel up on sunshine 10.1.2018 TreeHugger
Brightfield's Solar Driven charging stations generate clean electricity, feed the grid, and charge electric vehicles.
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Energy and Civilization: A History (Book Review) 9.1.2018 TreeHugger
So why is everyone pumping gas and oil like mad? It's the economy
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San Diego coalition wants to raise hotel room tax to fund homeless solutions, road repairs and more 9.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A coalition of tourism, business and homeless advocates and organized labor interests has launched a citizens’ initiative to significantly increase the hotel room tax to fund an expanded convention center, homeless solutions and road repairs.

The proposed measure, which backers hope to qualify...

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