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What if Clark Griswold had used LED Christmas lights? 20.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
I can't help but wonder if Clark Griswold's Christmas would have been less disastrous to relations with his neighbors, his mother-in-law and his cat if he had decorated with LED Christmas ...
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UK energy auction boosts coal and nuclear power generation 19.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Government wanted new gas-fired power stations to be built but 68% of the capacity is to be provided by existing power stations

Consumers will need to stump an extra £1bn a year in 2018 to encourage power stations to stay open and keep the lights on, the government confirmed on Friday.

A “capacity market” auction undertaken this week by National Grid has ended with a price of £19.40 per kilowatt (kW) being agreed as a subsidy.

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Nuclear regulators say land, water rights needed for Nevada radioactive waste repository site 19.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Richland lab supports 6,800 jobs 19.12.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland supported more than $1.3 billion in spending and 6,800 jobs in the Washington state economy last year, according to a study prepared by lab economists and released Thursday....
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Consumers will be spared giant subsidy scheme bill to keep lights on 18.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Price demanded by energy companies in government’s ongoing ‘capacity market’ auction is substantially lower than feared

The worst fears that consumers could be made to foot a mammoth bill to keep the lights on via the government’s “capacity mechanism” subsidy scheme have not been realised.

The price being demanded by power companies to keep their generating plants available has fallen from a worst-case scenario of £75 per kilowatt on Tuesday to £30 in an auction, which is ongoing on Thursday.

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French National Front launches nationalist environmental movement 18.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Extreme right accused of inconsistent stance on environmental issues with the launch of eco-nationalist New Ecology movement

The launch of a ‘New Ecology’ movement by France’s National Front (FN) this week has been condemned by environmentalists as opportunistic and inconsistent.

The far right eco-nationalist grouping was launched by Marine Le Pen, with a ‘patriotic’ platform of opposition to international climate talks and support for France’s nuclear industry.

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Putin predicts economic recovery but warns West against pressuring Russian ‘bear’ 18.12.2014 Washington Post: World
MOSCOW —Russian President Vladimir Putin, under pressure to show a path out of the country’s economic crisis, predicted Thursday recovery in two years at the most despite mounting bad news: a looming recession, a severely weakened ruble and growing fears about the country’s financial instability.Read full article ...
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Uranium Rallies as Asia Warms to Nuclear Energy 18.12.2014 Wall St. Journal: US
Uranium prices are defying the broad commodities selloff that has battered oil and gas as Asia’s biggest economies increase their reliance on nuclear energy and move away from coal-fired plants.
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AP Analysis: US policy aimed at isolated Cuba put Washington at odds with rest of world 18.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
U.S.-Cuba ties: From revolution and Bay of Pigs to rapprochement 18.12.2014 Hindu: News
A summary of U.S.-Cuba relations since Fidel Castro seized power in a 1959 revolution
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U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord 18.12.2014 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations – a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.President Barack Obama’s dramatic announcement in...
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AP Analysis: US was at odds with world over Cuba policy 18.12.2014 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's decision to pursue new relations with Cuba was driven in part by a stinging realization: Longstanding U.S. policies aimed at isolating Cuba had instead put Washington at odds with the rest of the world....
Gunfire damages BPA insulators, reward offered 18.12.2014 AP Washington
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Bonneville Power Administration says people shooting at its high-voltage power line near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the Tacoma, Washington, area have damaged power line insulators. The agency is offering a maximum $25,000 reward for tips leading to those involved....
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On Cuba, Obama abandons a clear position for a vague project 18.12.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The U.S. embargo on Cuba — or what’s left of it after President Obama’s dramatic Cuba policy announcement — may be a futile gesture. But it is, or was, not an empty gesture.It put the United States firmly on record that it would have as little as possible to do with a regime whose misdeeds have included inviting Soviet nuclear weapons onto its soil, sponsoring violent guerrilla groups throughout the Western Hemisphere, harboring fugitives from U.S. justice and — last but certainly not least — systematically trampling its citizens’ most basic rights.Read full article ...
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Key dates in US relations with Cuba 17.12.2014 AP Top News
Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:...
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Key dates in US relations with Cuba 17.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
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Japan Puts 2 Reactors on Restart Path 17.12.2014 Wall St. Journal: World
Japan’s nuclear regulator gave safety clearance to two more reactors, raising the prospect that the country could have four units back online next year to help power the nation’s economy.
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Hanford waste storage tanks continue to deteriorate 17.12.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Underground nuclear waste storage tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation continue to deteriorate, raising questions about how the waste will be managed in the future, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.
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New report: Nuclear waste storage tanks at Hanford continue to deteriorate 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Cheaper oil could damage renewable energies, says Richard Branson 17.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Entrepreneur claims Saudi Arabia is encouraging collapse in oil price in bid to undermine fracking and clean energy

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