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Microsoft makes a ‘crazy’ bet on fuel cells to feed power-hungry data centers 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

The tech company is testing the use of natural gas-powered fuel cells that could someday allow data centers — which consume 2 percent of U.S. electricity — to unplug from the power grid. That could translate into big cost savings and, potentially, cuts in carbon emissions.
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Leclanche to Develop Battery Storage Solution for Fastned's Network of Fast Charging Stations 23.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
DALLAS and YVERDON LES BAINS, Switzerland, Sept. 23 2017 : Leclanche SA (SIX: LECN), one of the world's leading energy storage solution companies, announced today a partnership with Fastned, the Dutch company pioneering the roll-out of fast charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe.
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Why the Symbolism Behind Coal Is Still So Powerful 23.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Coal. Guns. Freedom. I saw these three words on a little sticker affixed, discordantly, to the window of a car in a small Colorado town. It struck me as funny at first: Coal and guns being elevated to the status of platonic […]
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Soltage Completes 4.75-MW Solar Farm on Brownfield in Massachusetts 23.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
WALPOLE, Mass., Sept. 23, 2017 : Soltage LLC, a leading national renewable energy company, has completed the 4.75-megawatt (MW) Bird Machine Solar Farm on a brownfield in Walpole, Massachusetts.
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Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) in IEEE and Christie Lake Kids Partner on Solar Project for Underprivileged Youth in Ottawa, Canada 23.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Sept. 23, 2017 : IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announces the completion of an EPICS in IEEE solar project proposed by young participants in Christie Lake Kids (CLK), an Ottawa-based charitable organization serving economically disadvantaged children and youth by providing recreation and skill-building programs.
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New Mexico regulators consider utility’s power plan 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric provider wants to add another 50 megawatts of solar energy to its portfolio. Public Service Co. of New Mexico also wants to boost output from its current wind and geothermal resources as part of a plan to comply with the state’s renewable energy standards. The state Public […]
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Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US companies 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. The 4-0 vote by the International Trade Commission sets up a […]
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Solar industry roiled by trade ruling that some fear could lead to tariffs 23.9.2017 Washington Post
The decision on what to do now falls to President Trump and his administration. But Trump’s expected role is where the fear lies for some in the solar industry.
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Xcel and other Mountain West power providers move to join larger regional group 23.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
The Mountain West Transmission Group, which includes Xcel Energy's local operation in Denver, is moving forward to join the Southwest Power Pool regional transmission group.
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6-year-old girl dies after being hit in Colorado Springs crosswalk 22.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A 6-year-old child riding her bike was killed by a van in a crosswalk Thursday evening in northeast Colorado Springs, police said.
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Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt US solar industry 22.9.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. trade panel has ruled that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from aboard....
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Trump positioned to slap potentially crushing tariffs on solar industry 22.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

U S. trade officials on Friday empowered President Trump to impose tariffs that could cut off the solar energy industry from the cheap foreign-made panels that have driven its explosive growth.

The tariffs under consideration are meant to protect a small number of American solar-panel manufacturers...

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Jose’s remnant continue to linger in Rhode Island 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Jose continue to linger in Rhode Island, where high winds and rough seas are still causing concerns. Several trees were down around the state overnight, and National Grid reported a handful of power outages Friday morning. All ferry service to Block Island was canceled because of […]
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Solar boom or bust? Companies seek tariffs on solar imports 22.9.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011....
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John Hickenlooper, 3 others governors urge International Trade Commission against supporting tariffs on solar products 22.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joined three other governors this week in urging the U.S. International Trader Commission against supporting tariffs on solar panel products, warning it could cost the U.S. 80,000 jobs.
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Invisible threat 22.9.2017 BBC: Technology
Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.
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Wildfire near Dillon caused by power line sparks, officials say 22.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Officials said Wednesday that an exploded power line insulator cap caused the Tenderfoot 2 Fire near Dillon Monday evening, creating sparks that ignited nearby grasses and setting off a roughly 25-acre wildfire.
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Consumers Energy Helps 10,000 Small Businesses Through Program that Rewards Energy Efficiency 21.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 21, 2017 : Consumers Energy has helped 10,000 small businesses across Michigan lower their costs through an eight-year-old program that rewards them financially for taking steps to use less energy.
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Need a new appliance? Learn, compare – then ask for a deal 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Unless you’re an expert in spin cycles, buying an appliance could leave you dizzy. To make the process easier, here are answers to the appliance-buying questions you’ll probably ponder, from “When should I buy?” to “Do I really need a warranty?” REPAIR OR REPLACE? People with existing appliances have two options: repair or replace. Most […]
Leonardo DiCaprio announces USD 20 mn environmental grants 21.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Sept. 21 : Leonardo DiCaprio is using his money and fame for a good cause.
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