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The fight to save the gold-mining town of Mariposa from a monster fire 21.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As firetrucks rolled through the hazy, deserted streets of this historic gold-mining town, Brian Redding stood behind the cash register at the Grizzly Gas mini-market Thursday, waiting in his green uniform.

A few firefighters who had been hard at work protecting tiny Mariposa from the explosive...

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Bakersfield votes to end controversial program that funds home solar panels 21.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As home improvement projects to increase energy efficiency have exploded in California, so has the controversy over a property tax-based financing program that’s helped spur the growth.

So-called PACE loans — which pay for solar panels, efficient appliances and other improvements — have been blamed...

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Will proposed cuts undermine Trump’s vision of ‘energy dominance’? 20.7.2017 Washington Post
Will proposed cuts undermine Trump’s vision of ‘energy dominance’?
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California is handling climate change all wrong 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown has won praise for promising that California will live up to the Paris accord despite President Trump’s withdrawal from the treaty. He also signed a climate deal with China last month, and has unveiled plans for a global climate summit in San Francisco next year. Earlier this week,...

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Parades, parties and port-a-potties: Eclipse mania is taking hold from coast to coast 20.7.2017 LA Times: Science
You wouldn't believe some of the things people are doing to get ready for the Great American Eclipse. We take you on a tour of craziness across the U.S.
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The Daily 202: After Senate bill falls apart, Republicans don’t have the votes to repeal Obamacare 18.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
McConnell’s new gambit unlikely to work.
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Fort Collins’ New Belgium announces new CEO, names two other top executives 18.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
New Belgium named a new chief executive officer on Monday. Steve Fechheimer, previously at Beam Suntory, will replace Kim Jordan, New Belgium’s co-founder and former chief executive.
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Tomorrow's smart homes call for integrating technology into the dwelling, not adding it on 17.7.2017 Washington Post
Tomorrow's smart homes call for integrating technology into the dwelling, not adding it on
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The Great Los Angeles Revolt Against Cars 17.7.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  On May 20, 2016, residents of downtown Los Angeles boarded a passenger rail car and traveled 15 miles west to the water’s edge—something no Angeleno had been able to do since the early 1950s. The new Expo Line extension, colored aqua because of its connection to the ocean, prompted memories of the old Pacific Electric streetcar, which traveled practically the same route before the line was shut down in 1953. “My grandparents talked about going to the beach on dates from Mid-City,” says Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “I wanted to do that for my grandkids.” Denny Zane was on the Santa Monica platform at 4th Street and Colorado Avenue that day. He’d been mayor of the beach town in 1990, when the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (later known as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Metro) had purchased the Expo Line right-of-way from the Southern Pacific Railroad. City fathers had been so ...
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory optimistic in face of Trump’s budget cuts 16.7.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has 40 years of history behind it, but walking through its sprawling Front Range campus one can't help but think 40 years into the future.
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The Energy 202: Should the Defense Department take seriously the threat of climate change? 13.7.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Should the Defense Department take seriously the threat of climate change?
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JA Solar Supplies 100pc of Modules for the First Utility-scale Solar Plant in Malaysia 13.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
BEIJING, July 13, 2017 : JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO) ("JA Solar"), one of the world's largest solar products manufacturers, today announced that it won the contract to supply 50 MW (AC) of modules for the country's first utility-scale solar project in Malaysia.
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The Energy 202: Trump could start his infrastructure push at Energy Department 11.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Remember Solyndra?
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Solar incentives bill has industry seeing sunny days 11.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A bill extending incentives that make solar more affordable was signed by Gov. Inslee, encouraging installers who say that the incentives remain key to selling the technology to cost-conscious customers.
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Sampoerna Inaugurates Solar Power Generation System in Karawang and Surabaya 10.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
Sampoerna Inaugurates Solar Power Generation System in Karawang and Surabaya
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Oxnard residents are fighting slag heaps, power plants and oil fields that mar the town's beaches 9.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Ventura County’s largest city is a coastal town where miles of power plants, vast tracts of farmland and private oil and gas holdings limit access to the shore.

At Ormond Beach, 750,000 cubic yards of contaminated slag from a former metal recycling plant occupy part of the wetlands. The federal...

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The Energy 202: The one issue where Trump is standing up to Russia. (No, not that thing.) 6.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
There's another area of energy policy aside from the Paris climate agreement that is sure to come up at the G-20 meeting — one on which the United States and Russia may find more disagreement.
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The Energy 202: The two problems with Trump's offshore drilling push 5.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
President Trump is moving forward with a campaign promise to reopen federal waters in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans for oil and gas drilling.
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Taking a leaf out of plants' book to design solar cells 4.7.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Taking a leaf out of plants' book to design solar cells
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The Energy 202: What would be the point of Pruitt's "red team-blue team” climate exercise? 3.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The Trump administration is taking seriously a proposal to start a formal government-wide effort to challenge of the long-standing scientific consensus on climate change.
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