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Letter: Shame on Rocky Mountain for solar fee 20.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Last summer, I installed solar panels on my home to produce my own electricity. By doing so, I lessened my demand for coal-fired energy from Rocky Mountain Power and am making my small contribution to preserving our environment. Now, RMP wants to levy a fee of $4.25 per month on me and other solar power producing customers for our initiative. To increase their profit margin, they want to penalize me for my investment in clean-energy production. Currently, RMP relies on burning coal to prod...
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Judge strikes down Minnesota's landmark anti-coal energy law 19.4.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Ruling in a lawsuit filed by North Dakota interests, a federal judge says a 2007 Minnesota law barring new coal-generated electricity violates the U.S. Constitution.
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Federal judge: Let the greenhouse gasses flow into Minnesota 18.4.2014 MinnPost
Minnesota can't restrict coal plants in North Dakota,  MPR's Elizabeth Dunbar reports . Our state's Next Generation Energy Act forbade coal imports from places like NoDak without carbon offsets for the resulting greenhouse gasses; U.S. Judge Susan Richard Nolan said that violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution as a state restriction on interstate trade. No word yet on an appeal. Tear the damn thing up … . The Strib's Kevin Duchschere reports, “Vibrations from traffic crossing light-rail tracks are disrupting recording operations in several of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media’s state-of-the-art studios, only two months before trains will start running daily past their downtown St. Paul headquarters. ‘The floor is vibrating, the ceiling is shaking, the structure is making noise, and that affects the recordings’, said Nick Kereakos, chief technology officer and operations vice president for MPR and American Public Media. MPR and the Metropolitan Council, which oversees Metro ...
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Judge strikes down part of Minn. energy law 18.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act, which passed in 2007 with bipartisan support, says in part that utilities may not import additional coal-generated electricity into the state unless they offset the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.
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Historians: Colorado's Ludlow Massacre lives on in people and politics 18.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
A granite monument on a dusty plain in southern Colorado stands as a reminder of the Ludlow Massacre, in which, 100 years ago Sunday, 11 children and two women died amid a coal-miners ...
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Duke Had $15 Million in Spill Costs 18.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Duke Energy said it recorded about $15 million in costs related to a coal-ash spill in North Carolina in the first quarter, while also warning further costs can't be estimated at this time.
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On climate, business as usual 18.4.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The world’s predicament on climate change reminds me of an old saying: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I ...
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Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy 17.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.
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Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy 17.4.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.
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Tiny power plants hold promise for industry under scrutiny, new global nuclear chief says 17.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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New 220-mile Minnesota powerline would bring power from Manitoba 17.4.2014 Twincities.com: Local

Minnesota Power officials Wednesday said they have formally applied for state and federal permits to build the proposed 220-mile Great Northern high voltage electric transmission line across northern Minnesota.

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Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy 17.4.2014 AP Top News
PARIS (AP) -- Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster....
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Minnesota Power seeks permit for new power line; skeptics question need 17.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Great Northern Transmission Line would carry at least 750 megawatts of electricity into the U.S. beginning in 2020.
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State attorneys general take up fossil fuels boom as IPCC and feds lean green 17.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Days after the U.N.-backed climate change panel of scientists urged a radical shift toward wind and solar energy to slow accelerating greenhouse-gas pollution, U.S. state attorney generals on Wednesday focused on ramped-up production of fossil ...
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Democrats vying for Senate in energy producing states split from Obama 16.4.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Keystone XL cops incompetent at all levels 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
US Department of State report on Keystone XL climate impacts displays shocking incompetence Continue reading...
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Letter to Pope Francis calling for fossil fuel divestment 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Multi-faith groups in Australia and North America urge the Pope to back a campaign to pull money out of the fossil fuel industry

Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign Continue reading...
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Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Letter from religious groups in Australia and North America says it is 'immoral' to profit from fossil fuels

Read the full text of the letter to the Pope

Religious groups have urged Pope Francis to back a campaign to encourage millions of people, organisations and investors to pull their money out of the fossil fuel industry.

Multi-faith groups in Australia and North America have sent a letter to the pope saying it is "immoral" to profit from fossil fuels.

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We can't be too fussy when it comes to green energy 16.4.2014 New Scientist: Living World
Germany is the greenest of industrialised nations when it comes to power generation, but its current struggle shows how difficult such choices can ...
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One-third of Beijing pollution comes from outside the city, figures show 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Pollution watchdog says 28-36% of hazardous airborne particles came from surrounding provinces like Hebei Continue reading...
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