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APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040 19.2.2018 AP Business
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press....
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Some early owners of Tesla's Model 3 are reporting quality problems. Do buyers care? 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Mark Schey of Morristown, N.J., stepped into his garage a few mornings ago eager to hop inside his shiny new car — the much desired and currently rare Tesla Model 3 electric sedan. The one with the 15-inch touchscreen on the bare-bones dash.

He flashed his electronic key card to unlatch the door,...

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Toyota Prius software fix may reduce fuel efficiency, experts say 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Robert Enger took his Toyota Prius into a dealership for a safety recall, he didn’t expect that his fuel economy would drop.

Just six months after buying the new 2013 Prius, Enger learned that the company was recalling it to fix the car’s hybrid electrical system, which was overheating and...

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Art and teamwork help one Puerto Rican town nearly five months after Hurricane Maria ripped through 18.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

The Perez family’s guava-colored home stands out in the Cerro Calero section of Aguadilla, in northwestern Puerto Rico.

It’s not only the home’s faint pink exterior, or the roof, temporarily covered with a blue protective sheet, that make this house distinct.

It’s also not the extension cords coming...

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Activists sue Washington state for tougher climate policy 17.2.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Environmental activists are suing Washington state, the latest state-level effort to boost use of renewable energy....
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Man found naked and bloody in Grand Junction inside pre-school under construction 17.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Construction workers showed up to work on a new school building early Monday morning and found a 42-year-old Grand Junction man inside, running around naked and bloody.
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The Energy 202: Trump's infrastructure plan would make it harder to challenge pipelines 16.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But many hurdles face the proposal.
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Judge orders Trump administration to put energy efficiency standards into effect 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A federal judge in San Francisco ordered the Trump administration Thursday to implement energy-use limits for portable air conditioners and other products — standards that were adopted during the last days of the Obama presidency.

The U.S. Department of Energy was required to put the energy efficiency...

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NASA is bringing back Cold War-era atomic rockets to get to Mars 16.2.2018 LA Times: Business

In the race to land humans on Mars, NASA is blowing the cobwebs off a technology it shelved in the 1970s: nuclear-powered rockets.

Last year, NASA partnered with BWXT Nuclear Energy Inc. for an $18.8-million contract to design a reactor and develop fuel for use in a nuclear-thermal propulsion engine...

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Fourteen Environmental Programs Eliminated in Trump's Budget Proposal 15.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. President Trump released his  proposed federal budget for 2019  on Monday, and in the process pushed for the complete elimination of more than a dozen key environmental programs. These include, but are not limited to, areas of the government focusing on climate change, public lands and energy efficiency. Of course, these fully eliminated programs are just the tip of the iceberg. Trump's proposal also drastically slashes the budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies critical to a sustainable future. The impact of proposed budget cuts on the EPA and other agencies, if passed, will be dramatic, but many operations will probably manage to limp on. That may not be so with the 14 programs Trump has proposed eliminating altogether: The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ...
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The Environmental Protection Agency: Then and Now 15.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The EPA was founded in 1970 with bipartisan support. What has happened since?
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Iceland is using more energy on bitcoin than it is on its homes 15.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It takes massive amounts of electricity to run the computers that create bitcoins, and large virtual currency companies have established a base in Iceland, which is blessed with an abundance of renewable energy.
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The Energy 202: How the Pruitt first-class flight story spun out of control 14.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The latest trip isn't helping.
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Another Trump victim: Migratory birds 14.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

On the eve of the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, the Trump administration delivered a churlish anniversary present: It gutted the law.

Three days before Christmas, the U.S. Interior Department quietly issued a reinterpretation of the...

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The Energy 202: Trump did more for 'clean coal' in one week than in all of 2017 13.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump did more for 'clean coal' in one week than in all of 2017
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Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump's 2019 budget 13.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Highlights from President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2019.
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The Case for Nationalizing Elon Musk 12.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
On Tuesday, Elon Musk launched some stuff into space. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket was shot into the Solar System, tailed by a Tesla Roadster blasting David Bowie songs, reportedly the fastest car ever to be released into orbit. Each Falcon launch is only expected to cost around $90 million -- a bargain in the world of extraterrestrial exploration.  Scientific American  gawked , "Elon Musk Does It Again," praising the "bold technological innovations and newfound operational efficiencies that allow SpaceX to not only build its rockets for less money, but also reuse them." That view -- shared by several other outlets -- fits comfortably with the Tony Stark-like image Musk has crafted for himself over the years: a quirky and slightly off-kilter playboy genius inventor capable of conquering everything from outer space to the climate crisis with the sheer force of his imagination. One of Musk's long-term goals is to create a self-sustaining colony on Mars, and make humanity an interplanetary species. He ...
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How Donald Trump Plans to Enlist Fossil Fuels in the Struggle for Global Dominance 12.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Choose journalism that empowers movements for social, environmental and economic justice: Support the independent media at Truthout! The new US energy policy of the Trump era is, in some ways, the oldest energy policy on Earth. Every great power has sought to mobilize the energy resources at its command, whether those be slaves, wind-power, coal, or oil, to further its hegemonic ambitions. What makes the Trumpian variant -- the unfettered exploitation of America's fossil-fuel reserves -- unique lies only in the moment it's being applied and the likely devastation that will result, thanks not only to the 1950s-style polluting of America's air, waters, and urban environment, but to the devastating hand it will lend to a globally warming world. Last month, if you listened to the chatter among elite power brokers at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, you would have heard a lot of bragging about the immense progress being made in renewable energy. "My government has planned a major campaign," ...
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Bitcoin energy use in Iceland set to overtake homes, says local firm 12.2.2018 BBC: Technology
Data centres mining the crypto-currency will use more electricity than homes this year, an energy firm says.
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The Daily 202: Freewheeling immigration debate in Senate will test power of conservative outside groups 12.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Heritage Action remains committed to ‘call true north’ — even when that means breaking with Trump. But the group also wants a seat at the table.
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