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Swiss vote to withdraw country from use of nuclear power 21.5.2017 Hindu: International
Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from nuclear power in favor of renewable energy. A projection from Sunday’s referendum shows a majority of cantons (states) voted for ...
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The ludicrous plan to pump Mojave water to L.A. 21.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In 1992, prospectors in Los Angeles hatched an idea for a new water supply that was improbable and speculative, even by Southern California standards. Far off in the Mojave Desert, beneath the flat dry lake bed of the Cadiz Valley, millennia’s worth of groundwater could be pumped and piped 43 miles...

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Op-ed: Building energy efficiency to improve air quality 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In the Utah Foundation’s 2016 Utah Priorities Project survey, Utah voters statewide ranked air quality as the second most important issue in 2016, and voters along the Wasatch Front ranked air quality as the number one most important issue. This won’t be news to anyone. In fact, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2017 report ranks the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem area as the seventh worst in the U.S. for shorter-term spikes in particle pollution, a regular occurrence during wintertime...
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‘Greenest hotel in America’: A Greensboro hotel makes climate-conscious travelers swoon 18.5.2017 Washington Post
‘Greenest hotel in America’: A Greensboro hotel makes climate-conscious travelers swoon
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How the Queen and I spent a particularly decadent Mother's Day 16.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I’ve pretty much had it with women and children. The husky puppy for one, who has turned out to be a bossy diva, a less-scrupulous daughter. I’m ready to send her back to Siberia. Never trust a blue-eyed Russian spy. Learned that while I was with the CIA.

Posh is driving me a little nuts lately...

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Power Minister Goyal emphasises on promoting indigenous solar equipment manufacturing 12.5.2017 New Kerala: World News
Power Minister Goyal emphasises on promoting indigenous solar equipment manufacturing
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California set an ambitious goal for fighting global warming. Now comes the hard part 11.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When Stanford University energy economist Danny Cullenward looks at California’s policies on climate change, he sees a potential time bomb.

The state wants to slash greenhouse gas emissions so deeply in the coming years that oil refineries and other industries could face skyrocketing costs to comply...

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Sun trap 9.5.2017 BBC: Business
As India leaps ahead in solar capacity, we look at the latest innovations around the world.
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Renewable energy critic to oversee wind and solar programs 3.5.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has named a fervent critic of government support for wind and solar projects to oversee federal renewable energy programs....
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Corbett Manor in Springfield, Va., to offer ‘a little oasis in a high-tech world’ 3.5.2017 Washington Post
Corbett Manor in Springfield, Va., to offer ‘a little oasis in a high-tech world’
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Baylor frat holds 'Cinco de Drinko' party. Students reportedly dressed as maids, construction workers 3.5.2017 Washington Post
Baylor frat holds 'Cinco de Drinko' party. Students reportedly dressed as maids, construction workers
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Public energy programs save customers money — at least in the beginning 30.4.2017 LA Times: Business

Southern California Edison customers looking to cure their power-bill pain might find some relief in Los Angeles County’s new government-run energy program — but the track records of similar public energy efforts show that the initial cost advantage doesn’t last.

From California to Massachusetts,...

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'Californication' house sells for a Venice-record $14.6 million 29.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Venice compound made famous on the series “Californication” has sold for $14.6 million, a record for the beachfront neighborhood, public records show.

The home, which sits on a lot of 7,500 square feet in the Silver Triangle, consists of four permanent structures connected by three bridges that...

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Get ready for the summer: Air Conditioners in India come of age 28.4.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Los Angeles County gets a 'C' on UCLA's latest environmental report card 27.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A new UCLA environmental report card gives Los Angeles County a “C” in energy use and persistent air pollution, while rating parts of the region slightly higher for addressing other challenges.

The 2017 Sustainable LA Environmental Report Card for Energy and Air Quality handed the region that mediocre...

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David Hertz's 'Californication' house in Venice sells for a record $14.6 million 25.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Venice residence made famous on the series “Californication” has sold for $14.6 million, a record for the beachfront neighborhood, public records show.

The home that sits on a lot of 7,500 square feet in the Silver Triangle consists of four permanent structures connected by three bridges that...

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An architect couple designs dream home 23.4.2017 Washington Post
The garden is made full partner in an unusual collaboration that blends indoors and out.
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Converted condo buildings in Petworth designed to appeal to first-time buyers 20.4.2017 Washington Post
Converted condo buildings in Petworth designed to appeal to first-time buyers
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Why did L.A. County create another utility? 20.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a public energy program that will be run by the government with promises of lower bills and cleaner energy.
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Nuclear energy was once considered a fundamental part of America's energy future, but the industry is struggling 17.4.2017 LA Times: Business

There was a time when nuclear power was considered to be the bulwark of America's energy future.

Now the titan appears to be teetering.

Westinghouse Electric Co. — long considered the leader in nuclear power development — filed for bankruptcy protection in late March. The move puts in jeopardy...

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