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1986 oil bust reminds U.S. drillers of price-war risk 27.11.2014 Star Tribune: Business
With oil prices falling, U.S. producers worry about history repeating itself.
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Opec loses sway as prices fall 27.11.2014 Telegraph: International
London, Nov. 26: The once-dominant international cartel of oil producers is losing its sway over the global energy markets as oil prices continue to plummet.
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EPA’s new ozone limit splits industry, environmentalists 27.11.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The regulation, which would target smog caused by power plants and factories, particularly in the Midwest, is the latest in a series of Environmental Protection Agency controls on pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes.
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EPA’s new ozone limit splits industry, environmentalists 27.11.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The regulation, which would target smog caused by power plants and factories, particularly in the Midwest, is the latest in a series of Environmental Protection Agency controls on pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes.
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EPA chief says she's confident Supreme Court won't throw out first-ever limits on mercury 26.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Activists: Emanuel taking too much credit for power plant closures 26.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A group of activists will call out Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for a re-election campaign ad they say gives the mayor too much credit for helping shut down a pair of coal-burning power plants on the Southwest ...
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Solar Energy's Popularity Increases As Rooftop Panels Get Less Expensive 26.11.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
The price of solar power has dropped so dramatically in recent years, that in some places, it's now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. For more, David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff, editor-in-chief of "Greentech Media," a trade journal covering alternative technology.
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NRG’s business ideas on carbon reduction 26.11.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Syndicated columnist Joe Nocera writes about David Crane, chief executive of NRG Energy, who has ambitious goals to reducing his company’s carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050.
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Supreme court to hear challenge to new pollution regulations for power stations 26.11.2014 Guardian: Environment
  • EPA says crackdown on mercury from coal plants could save 11,000 lives
  • Court will consider whether implementation costs should have been weighed
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High court to review EPA mercury limits 26.11.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants....
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Supreme Court will review EPA first-ever limits on mercury emissions from power plants 26.11.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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The absurdity of German energy policy 26.11.2014 Financial Times: Energy
Berlin increasingly needs dirty coal to make up for scrapping nuclear
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As the politics of U.S. oil grow uglier, revelations from the North Dakota boom 25.11.2014 MinnPost
Last week's Senate vote on the Keystone XL pipeline may have been utterly lacking in significance, so much sound and fury signifying merely ... theater.  But surely it can be taken as the official opening performance in a dramatic season of increasingly brutal oil politics, as Republicans prepare their agenda for congressional control and Democrats try to agree on what to give up in the bargaining. Monday's discouraging headline,  from The Hill , was about the likelihood that the GOP will reopen the fight over drilling in the  Arctic National Wildlife Refuge . Republicans are looking at their best chance in many years to overturn the refuge's protections, in the Hill's analysis, and this seems to be among the first items of business for an Energy and Natural Resources Committee realigned under the leadership of Alaska's Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Like many, I  happen to think  this part of the Arctic coastal plain is the absolute last place we should place new oil wells. Even oil development that went ...
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Walmart Is One of the World's Biggest Consumers of Coal, and More 25.11.2014 Truthout.com
In today's On the News segment: According to a new report from The Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Walmart is one of the world's biggest consumers of coal; learning a second language is like bodybuilding for your brain; the Food and Drug Administration is tasked with ensuring the safety of what we put into our bodies, but they have no authority over most of the stuff we put on our skin; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of the rest of....science & green news..... You need to know this. Most of us know that taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction? According to a new report from The Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Walmart is one of the world's biggest consumers of coal, which makes them one of the leading carbon polluters. The authors of that study calculated how much ...
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Air pollution costs Britain £10bn a year, report shows 25.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Britain is third highest contributor to air pollution that costs Europe up to £149bn a year, says EU agency report

Britain has 10 of Europe’s top 50 “super-polluting” power stations and factories, helping to cost it more in health and environmental impacts than any other countries, except for Germany and Poland.

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Moms demand cleaner air 25.11.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – A group of Colorado moms today gathered at the state Capitol to say they have a lot to be thankful for, including new air-quality methane regulations enacted under Gov. John Hickenlooper.But the speakers at the pre-Thanksgiving news conference said more should be done on the federal level, including carbon-pollution...
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Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground 25.11.2014 Guardian: Environment
Todd Stern claims the world will have to forgo developing reserves of oil, coal and gas in order to solve global warming
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Clean energy groups join N.D.-Minn. energy appeal 25.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The two-year legal battle over a Minnesota energy law’s effect on coal-burning utilities in North Dakota is attracting wider attention.
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City councilors supporting tough climate-change action 24.11.2014 Durango Herald
The Durango City Council called for tough action on climate change recently, along with many other snow lovers – ranging from athletes to local governments.The councilors signed a letter delivered to the Environmental Protection Agency’s office in Denver last week, supporting tough regulations for power...
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Creating solar, wind power now nearly as cheap as other energy 24.11.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
In some markets, renewable power sources such as wind and solar are now cheaper than coal or natural gas.
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