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America's energy future is starting to look like our energy past 21.10.2014 MinnPost
Three interesting takes on America's complicated energy puzzle showed up in national papers in the last couple of days: A report in the Los Angeles Times on Monday suggesting that geothermal power could be on the verge of a renaissance after decades of decline, not only in geyser-rich California but across the country. A pair of reports in The New York Times on Sunday portraying our so-called renaissance in nuclear power as a limp-along effort to extend the lives of old-technology plants, equipment and designs beyond their normal spans, with all of the safety concerns you can imagine. Both are worth careful study, I think, by anyone who wants a little better grasp on these two industrial sectors and also the factors that will shape America's energy future. Taking the nukes first, it certainly is not news that utilities all across the United States — including Xcel Energy in Minnesota — have sought federal approval for programs to refurbish nuclear reactors as they come to the end of their operating ...
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Somaliland inspired by Scotland and Catalonia independence campaigns 21.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
With its relative peace and natural resources, the breakaway state wants recognition of its independence from Somalia The recent high-profile campaigns for Scottish and Catalonian independence have buoyed hopes that Somaliland could soon gain independence from Somalia, according to the president of the self-declared country. Somaliland is viewed by the international community as a territory within Somalia a nation that is struggling to emerge from more than two decades of civil war. However, the former British protectorate boasts more than 20 years of relative peace and security as well as untapped oil reserves and mineral ...
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Why America's energy future is starting to look a lot like the past 21.10.2014 MinnPost
Three interesting takes on America's complicated energy puzzle showed up in national papers in the last couple of days: A report in the Los Angeles Times on Monday suggesting that geothermal power could be on the verge of a renaissance after decades of decline, not only in geyser-rich California but across the country. A pair of reports in The New York Times on Sunday portraying our so-called renaissance in nuclear power as a limp-along effort to extend the lives of old-technology plants, equipment and designs beyond their normal spans, with all of the safety concerns you can imagine. Both are worth careful study, I think, by anyone who wants a little better grasp on these two industrial sectors and also the factors that will shape America's energy future. Taking the nukes first, it certainly is not news that utilities all across the United States — including Xcel Energy in Minnesota — have sought federal approval for programs to refurbish nuclear reactors as they come to the end of their operating ...
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Former Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force 21.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Lord Chris Smith will lead a new independent task force, funded by shale gas companies, to look into the risks and benefits of fracking in the UK

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Total boss killed in plane crash: investigators blame drunk driver 21.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Christophe de Margerie, who was killed when a private jet collided with a snow plough, was one of the worlds most recognisable oil executives

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Cuban health workers to fight Ebola 21.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
In all likelihood, the 91 Cuban health workers heading to West Africa on Tuesday will face the most perilous assignment of their careers.
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Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow business jet accident 21.10.2014 CNN-IBN: World
The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plow during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said.
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Gough Whitlam dies at 98; Australian prime minister was a reformist 21.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Eastern Kentucky's struggles fuel combative Senate race 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Total oil CEO Christophe de Margerie killed in Moscow plane crash 21.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Head of oil giant and three crew died when private jet hit snowplough during takeoff, say Russian sources

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North Dakota well that leaked oil, gas, brine for more than 2 days contained 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Gough Whitlam dies at age 98 21.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Prime minister for just three years, he brought in sweeping changes that transformed Australia and inspired a generation of progressive politicians

Gough Whitlam dies live reaction

Gough Whitlam, who was prime minister for just three years but became a defining political figure of modern Australia, has died aged 98.

Whitlams family said in a statement on Tuesday: Our father, Gough Whitlam, has died this morning at the age of 98.

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Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change 20.10.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, Oct 20 : In a new study, scientists have found that natural gas alone was not enough to slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
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While Didcot B burned, renewable energy powered on 20.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Fire at Oxfordshire power station is a reminder of the energy security risks of centralised fossil fuel power and that all energy sources suffer from intermittency

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Sens. Levin, Stabenow seek to block $97 million annual power rate hike for Upper Peninsula 20.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Low oil price means high anxiety for Opec as US flexes its muscles 19.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Motorists, airlines and industry are enjoying low energy costs, the US is relishing its reduced reliance on the Middle East and Opec is wondering how to reassert its authority

During a week of turmoil on the global stock markets, the energy sector played out a drama that could have even bigger consequences: a standoff between the US and the Opec oil-producing nations.

While pension holders and investors watched aghast as billions of pounds were lost to market gyrations, a fossil-fuel glut and a slowing global economy have driven the oil price down to a level that could save the world $1.8bn a day on fuel costs. If this is some consolation for households everywhere after last weeks hit on stock market wealth, it means pain for the Opec cartel, composed mainly of Middle East producers.

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India fuel reform puts diesel under market control 19.10.2014 AP Business
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India has deregulated prices for diesel fuel while raising the cost of natural gas in the biggest-yet economic reform announced by new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government....
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India overhauls fuel regime, drops controls on diesel prices and hikes natural gas tariffs 19.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Accident results in Hesperus power outage 19.10.2014 Durango Herald
A tractor-trailer hit a utility pole on County Road 120 at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, knocking the power out for about 40 customers in the Hesperus/Hay Gulch area.The driver was killed.“(The accident) probably happened because of a medical condition, but we’ll have to wait and see what the coroner says,”...
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Paul Bonnifield: Coal mining dying off 18.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Dear Editor, All the political bombast and ballyhoo about government regulations killing coal mining in Routt County is simply rancid political pollution. The hard fact is that Twentymile Mine is running out of coal. It has been in production for nearly 50 years. It was a strip mine during the earlier years, but it ran out of strippable coal, and the surface coal miners were replaced by underground miners. The underground mine survived by pioneering a unique long wall system. Throughout the years, millions of tons of coal were hauled down the railroad through Steamboat. Now, Twentymile’s underground mine, like the earlier strip mine, is about to die a natural death. The Dry Creek Mine near Hayden has received extensive development work, including a paved round about in the middle of nowhere. The Dry Creek Mine will never match the glory of the Twentymile mine. The new mine has significantly different mining conditions and management goals. Its intended principal market is the Hayden Power Plant. Shipping ...
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