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Burying CO2 underground safer than previously thought 28.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, July 28 : Storing carbon dioxide (CO2) in reservoirs deep underground may be better for the climate than emitting the gas directly into the atmosphere as researchers have found that this process is much safer over long periods of time than previously thought.
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The planet is getting hotter and other stats as convention focuses on climate change 28.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Democratic National Convention live updates: National security, climate change, abortion rights take center stage July 27, 2016, 4:52 p.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• Watch live with us.• President Obama will headline the roster of speakers tonight, along with...
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Cooking oil, graphene among CO2 capture prize entry ideas 27.7.2016 Seattle Times: Local

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both could be made from carbon dioxide emitted by coal- and gas-fired power plants. Teams from Canada, China, Finland, India, Scotland, Switzerland and the U.S. have submitted 47 proposals for […]
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ALEC 2016 Agenda Boosts Charters, Coal and Other Corporate Funders 27.7.2016 Truthout.com
ALEC has long relied on funding from its coal and oil industry members. This year it's proposing yet another resolution opposing the Clean Power Plan. (Photo: Rich / Flickr ) At Truthout, we refuse to subject you to ads or "sponsored content" -- we believe in producing journalism with integrity. If you agree, please support us with a donation today! The  American Legislative Exchange Council  will push bills to protect failing charter schools, silence political speech, and obstruct environmental protections in the ALEC 2016 agenda introduced at its annual meeting in Indianapolis this week. ALEC faces renewed public attention as it gears up for the annual meeting, where corporate lobbyists sit side-by-side with state legislators in luxury hotels to vote as equals on "model bills" that then get pushed to become law in states across the country. As the Center for Media and Democracy  has reported , Donald Trump chose an ALEC ally, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, as his running mate, while his party's 2016 ...
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Cooking oil, graphene among CO2 capture prize entry ideas 27.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Cheyenne, Wyo. • Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both could be made from carbon dioxide emitted by coal- and gas-fired power plants. Teams from Canada, China, Finland, India, Scotland, Switzerland and the U.S. have submitted 47 proposals for the first round of a $20 million contest to put power-plant emissions to profitable use, NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE officials announced Wednesday. “Overall, we...
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Whoa. Big grid project moving too fast for comfort 27.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t shy away from big solutions to the problems that ail California. A multibillion-dollar bullet train to transport Californians from north to south.  Two giant tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San-Joaquin Delta to help move precious water around the state. The most aggressive...

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How the Democratic and Republican party platforms stack up on the issues 27.7.2016 LA Times: Nation
The party platforms of Democrats and Republicans, finalized ahead of their respective conventions this month, reflect the stark divide between the parties, on both foreign affairs and domestic social issues. Here's a rundown of where the parties land on key topics: Climate change Democrats describe...
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Wyoming partners with Japanese companies seeking coal 26.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Aiming to develop new export markets for a fuel source hit by declining domestic demand, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Monday signed an agreement calling for cooperation between the state and a consortium of Japanese companies in researching clean-coal technology. Mead signed a memorandum of understanding in Cheyenne with the president […]
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Wyoming partners with Japanese companies seeking coal 26.7.2016 AP Washington
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Aiming to develop new export markets for a fuel source hit by declining domestic demand, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Monday signed an agreement calling for cooperation between the state and a consortium of Japanese companies in researching clean-coal technology....
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Planned Gas Pipeline Construction on East Coast Puts Climate at Risk: Report 25.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Nineteen now-pending pipeline projects, if constructed, would let enough natural gas flow out of the Appalachian basin to cause the entire US to blow through its climate pledges, ushering the world into more than 2 degrees Celsius of global warming, a newly released report by Oil Change International concludes. Even if the Environmental Protection Agency's recently-announced methane rules manage to slash leaks from new natural gas infrastructure as planned, building those pipelines would be catastrophic for the climate, the researchers warn. "All together, these 19 pending pipeline projects would enable 116 trillion cubic feet of additional gas production by 2050,"  the report , entitled A Bridge Too Far: How Appalachian Basin Gas Pipeline Expansion Will Undermine US Climate Goals, says. "The currently planned gas production expansion in Appalachia would make meeting US climate goals impossible, even if the [Obama] Administration's newly proposed methane rules are successful in reducing methane leakage ...
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Taking a conservative approach to clean energy 25.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new group aims to give conservatives a voice in natural gas, wind and solar energy policies.
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Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail 24.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
There's no such thing as a good place for an oil-train derailment, but this year's June 3 spill outside Mosier, Oregon, could have been worse if the 16 oil cars had derailed and caught fire even a few hundred feet in either direction. The derailment was just far enough away from populated areas, including a nearby school and mobile home park, that no injuries resulted, and the amount of oil that spilled into the river was limited. If it had happened another mile-and-a-half down the tracks, the damaged tank cars  would have tumbled directly into the Columbia river  during the peak of the spring Chinook salmon run. "This derailment right along the Columbia River is ... a reminder that oil trains mean an ever-present risk of an oil spill into our waterways, threatening fisheries and livelihoods for Quinault Indian Nation members and our neighbors in Grays Harbor," Quinault Vice President Tyson Johnston said. There are massive oil train ports planned for Anacortes, Grays Harbor, and Vancouver in Washington ...
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How Utah Coal Interests Helped Push a Secret Plan to Export Coal From California 24.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
This story was originally published on July 21, 2016 at High Country News ( hcn.org ). On June 27, hundreds of people packed the Oakland City Council meeting where a proposal to ban the transport of coal through the California city was up for a vote. Speakers on both sides of the issue delivered passionate arguments, pitting the promise of good jobs in a depressed area against concern about environmental impacts. The meeting quickly became rowdy. "There was a lot of tension," says Rev. Ken Chambers, pastor of West Side Missionary Baptist Church in West Oakland, who spoke in support of the ban. Pro-coal supporters stationed in the audience heckled him throughout his address, and at times, Lynette Gibson McElhaney, the council president, struggled to maintain order. "Officers," she requested, "please escort those persons who continue to have disrespectful outbursts outside of the chamber." The vote came after more than a year of heated debate over plans to build a marine terminal, from which coal mined in ...
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General Atomics' $40-million gamble on small nukes 24.7.2016 L.A. Times - Technology News

The scientists and engineers at General Atomics think the future of nuclear energy is coming on the back of a flatbed truck.

The leadership at the San Diego company, which has been developing nuclear technologies for more than 60 years, has already spent $40 million in the expectation that its...

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Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns 23.7.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion....
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Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns 23.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine’s cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion. The Virginia senator is regarded as a careful, earnest politician who has navigated […]
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Please don’t pollute the Potomac 23.7.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The coal-ash fight on the Potomac is far from over.
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4 Things That Trump Got Wrong 23.7.2016 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Donald Trump's big speech at the Republican convention on Thursday didn't contain a single reference to the environment or climate change. It was vague on policy overall, focusing heavily on the primary themes of this year's Republican National Convention: bashing Hillary Clinton's character and fear-mongering over crime and national security, with a heavy dose of Islamophobia and xenophobia. There was, however, one section that dealt hazily with energy policy. Unfortunately, it was filled with falsehoods. Let's go through the four key assertions one at a time: "Excessive regulation is costing our country as much as $2 trillion a year, and we will end it." The apparent source for this figure is the National Association of Manufacturers, a conservative business lobbying organization that is fiercely opposed to regulations. The group's $2 trillion estimate calculates only the cost of regulatory ...
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Minnesota ranks low in solar energy production 22.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
But 2016 promises to be a big year for solar development in the state.
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The GOP platform would make America warmer and smoggier 21.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Extract and burn more coal. Open public space and the seas to oil exploration. Turn federal lands and environmental regulation over to the states and convert the federal Environmental Protection Agency into “an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with...

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