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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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'Green News Report' - July 18, 2017 18.7.2017 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Raging wildfires in British Columbia force nearly 40,000 to evacuate just one year after catastrophic Fort McMurray Fire; Trump Administration reduces royalty payments on offshore drilling; Energy Department's electric grid study contradicts claims by the Energy Secretary; PLUS: Catholic nuns build outdoor chapel to block natural ...
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A Fairy Tale From 2050: Donald Trump and the Triumph of Anti-Politics 18.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a time -- a time before the world splintered into a million pieces and America became its current disunited states -- this old woman was a young idealist who tried to persuade our mighty Congress that a monster was stalking the land. "Did they listen to you, Auntie Rachel?" they typically ask me. "Oh, they listened to me, but they didn't hear me." "So, what did you do?" "I thought and I thought, and I wrote and I wrote, and I put together an even better presentation," I say patiently. "I had to somehow make that monster visible so those mighty people could see it." "What did it look like, Auntie Rachel?" "It was invisible, my dear children, but we could feel its hot breath. And we could see the terrible things that it did. It could make the oceans rise. It could make the crops wilt in the fields. Still, we kept feeding ...
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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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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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'Green News Report' - July 13, 2017 13.7.2017 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Iceberg the size of Delaware finally breaks off of Antarctica; Tesla will build the world's biggest battery in 100 days -- or it's free; Trump's EPA moves to revive the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska; PLUS: France moves to phase out coal and the internal combustion ...
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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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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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"Trying to Build in the Rubble of Neoliberalism": Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein on Bringing Movements Together 6.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
How do we envision the movements necessary to get beyond the existential threats to the planet and its people? These influential thinkers discuss coming together in our communities, writing "people's platforms" and not relying on candidates, as well as their hopes and fears for resistance to the Trump regime. On May 9, Haymarket Books hosted a conversation between Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein, moderated by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,000 at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre. (Photo: Sarah-Ji / Love & Struggle Photos) How did we get to the Trump presidency and the current political moment? How might things get worse and what can we do to build an alternative? In her new book, Naomi Klein offers what she describes as "a plan for how, if we keep our heads, we might just be able to flip the script and arrive at a radically better future." Arundhati Roy calls No Is Not Enough "an ordinary person's guide to hope." Order your copy today by making a donation to Truthout! On ...
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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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