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Will Power Plant Rules Cause Blackouts? 28.2.2015 FactCheck
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency told Congress her agency's proposed rules governing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will not affect the reliability of electricity service. That's debatable.
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State Senate panel launches inquiry into PUC's oversight of utilities 27.2.2015 LA Times: Top News
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What makes some people so suspicious of the findings of science? 27.2.2015 Guardian: Science
From Dr Strangelove and water fluoridisation to climate change, scientific method and facts are not always enough to win over the sceptics Continue reading...
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The EU’s plan for an energy union would call Vladimir Putin’s bluff | Natalie Nougayrède 27.2.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
A pan-European energy alliance would help deal with Russia, strengthen Europe strategically, and allow us to tackle climate change How many of us, as European citizens, turn on the gas to cook something and reflect that we are part of an enormous geopolitical and environmental picture? But we are. Europe’s energy dilemmas go back to the 1970s and 80s, when decisions were made to build huge gas infrastructure networks connecting the west of the continent to the Soviet Union’s gas fields. At the time, US presidents Jimmy Carter and then Ronald Reagan expressed worries that such plans would place European allies under Moscow’s sway. Fast forward to 2015 and the Ukrainian crisis: the latest message on Europe’s need to find smart ways to use energy and wean itself off its dependency on Russia’s Gazprom has just come from the European commission, with a new policy paper outlining ambitions for a European energy union . One of the reasons Europe has been so ineffective in dealing with Vladimir Putin is that it ...
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Exelon-backed bill seeks $2 more a month for nuclear power plants 27.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Electricity users would have to dip into their pockets a little more to help cover costs of Exelon's nuclear power plants under legislation unveiled Thursday that the influential corporation maintained would save jobs and keep service steady and ...
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Nuclear power: The future or the past? 27.2.2015 BBC: Business
Has nuclear power had its day?
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Exelon wants $2 a month more for nuclear plants 27.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
SPRINGFIELD — Electricity users would have to dip into their pockets a little more to help cover costs of Exelon's nuclear power plants under legislation unveiled Thursday that the influential corporation maintained would save jobs and keep service steady and ...
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Kitchen-table physics lets you do big science at home 27.2.2015 New Scientist: Being Human
Five groundbreaking experiments for a low-tech lab: from a solar storm detector in a jam jar to a Large Hadron Collider in your salad bowl (full text available to ...
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UK backs £315m renewable energy projects 26.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

More than a dozen windfarms and five solar farms are among first projects to receive financial support under contracts for difference

More than a dozen new onshore wind farms are to receive financial backing through the coalition government’s reformed renewable incentive scheme, along with two offshore wind projects and five solar farms.

The contracts for the new renewable energy projects amount to more than £315m in total, spread across five renewable technologies, and taken together should produce more than 2GW of new generation capacity, enough to power 1.4m homes.

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Duke of Cambridge to work with East Anglian air ambulance 26.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Prince William passed air transport pilot licence exams and will join air ambulance after Japan tour

The Duke of Cambridge is to start work with the East Anglian air ambulance (EAAA) this summer after finishing and passing air transport pilot licence exams.

William, a former RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot, sat 14 written exams that ranged from the principles of flight, navigation, flight planning to air law.

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Prince William to start first Japan visit with afternoon tea _ but green served by tea master 26.2.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Remaining Hanford cleanup cost estimated at $110 billion 26.2.2015 AP Washington
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- The Energy Department estimates it will cost $110 billion to finish environmental cleanup work at the Hanford nuclear reservation....
Another radioactive water leak at Fukushima reported 25.2.2015 Hindu: International
The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company announced having detected deposits of highly radioactive water on the roof of the plant’s reactor number 2.
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Brussels Seeks More Say in Energy Talks With Russia 25.2.2015 Wall St. Journal: World
The European Union’s executive arm is planning new legislation that would require member states to give it a bigger say in energy negotiations with Russia, according to documents seen by The Wall Street Journal.
State controller wants details about Edison pay after San Onofre deal 25.2.2015 LA Times: Business
State Controller Betty Yee is asking top Southern California Edison executives for information about their pay increases over the last two years at a time the company was facing soaring costs of permanently closing its San Onofre nuclear power plant.
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Proposals push nuclear energy in Washington state 25.2.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Lawmakers are pushing proposals that advance nuclear power as part of Washington's energy mix....
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Today on New Scientist 24.2.2015 New Scientist: Focus on America
All the latest on newscientist.com: gerbils blamed for plague, moon race, rats that can't get drunk, a bat that lives in a carnivorous plant, and ...
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Renewable energy poised to overtake nuclear in the UK 24.2.2015 New Scientists HIV
Surge in wind power sees share of electricity from renewable sources double between 2010 and 2013, driving down carbon ...
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Nobody is immune from resisting science they wish weren’t true. Even liberals | Oliver Burkeman 24.2.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Many believe that conservatives have a strange relationship to the truth. But we may all be more concerned with shoring up our beliefs than objective reality There’s been plenty of evidence, in recent days, to support the popular liberal notion that conservatives have a uniquely weird relationship to the truth. Take the allegations that Bill O’Reilly lied about seeing combat in the Falkland Islands: lying is hardly an exclusively right-wing trait, of course, but there’s something brazen in the Fox host’s decision to fight back by simply asserting that he never claimed he was there – even though he did so, and in print . Then there’s the case of the climate researcher Willie Soon , whose doubt-mongering work turns out to have been funded by huge cash infusions from the fossil-fuel industry, a fact he didn’t bother making clear in most of his publications. Oh, and let’s not forget Rudy Giuliani’s boast that he was raised a better American than Barack Obama – despite the fact that Giuliani’s father, in the ...
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Is Bolivia going to frack 'Mother Earth'? 24.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

First steps towards producing shale gas meet with increasing concern among Bolivian civil society

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