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Daily Briefing, Aug. 24 24.8.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
The layoffs, expected to begin in October, will come in customer service, sales, legal operations, recruiting, engineering and information technology. CEO Lyndon Rive and his brother, Chief Technology Officer Peter Rive, have asked to have their annual salaries reduced to $1 from $275,000 as part of the cost-cutting plans. The bands, made in China and distributed in Happy Meals, have caused dozens of children to develop skin irritations.The bands featured a digital screen that tracked a child’s movement and included motion-activated lights. The FBI is investigating a cyberattack on reporters of the New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible. CNN first reported the violation, which comes as federal authorities investigate a breach of the Democratic National Committee that has been attributed to Russian intelligence agencies.
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Tesla’s Model S Now Does an Even Loonier 60 MPH in 2.5 Seconds 24.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
Tesla’s Model S Now Does an Even Loonier 60 MPH in 2.5 Seconds
Tesla Motors announced today that the new Model S P100D model will hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, thanks to a bigger, 100-kWh battery. The post Tesla’s Model S Now Does an Even Loonier 60 MPH in 2.5 Seconds appeared first on WIRED.
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Now even backpacks will enable your smartphone addiction 23.8.2016 Washington Post
Now even backpacks will enable your smartphone addiction
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Camp shines light on solar energy for kids 22.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new day camp in Minneapolis this summer is introducing kids to solar energy. About a dozen kids participated in this year's pilot program, which was held at a church in north Minneapolis where a community solar array will be installed later this year.
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Letter: Rocky Mountain Power moves ahead on solar power 20.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Kudos to Ryan Evans, president of the Utah Solar Energy Association, for his Aug. 7 Tribune column highlighting the significant rise of Utah’s burgeoning solar energy industry. We thank him for praising the successful solar energy efforts at Rio Tinto Stadium — and how “utility scale solar projects” are benefiting Utah’s economy. Rocky Mountain Power proudly partnered with Rio Tinto for its solar project. Also, more than 47,000 Blue Sky customers have helped create more than 100 community-benef...
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Solar array will power low-income homes 20.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Work is under way to build a new solar array in Steamboat Springs that will benefit low-income residents. Yampa Valley Electric Association is building the array with support from GRID Alternatives and the Colorado Energy Office. Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to attend the ribbon cutting event Sept. 16. The solar array is being built at the YVEA headquarters on Elk River Road in Steamboat. With 30 arrays, the facility is planned as a 148-kilowatt system to be placed on .185 acres. By comparison, YVEA's solar array in Craig is 577 kilowatts. The project has received approval from the city's planning department. Four other electric associations are participating in the low-income solar array program. Collectively, they will be able to produce 579 kilowatts, and GRID hopes it will provide power for 150 homes. The Colorado Energy Office awarded GRID Alternatives a $1.2 million grant to implement low-income community solar and to partner with electricity providers. YVEA General Manager Diane Johnson has ...
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Developers, projects knocking on national park gates 20.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Author Jacques Leslie rightly calls attention to the threat massive energy projects pose to America’s national parks.

 

( “An assault on our national parks,” Opinion, Aug. 14)

Historic sites on public lands across the country are threatened by large-scale, shortsighted projects...

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Architectural features make it easier for buildings to battle sun 19.8.2016 Washington Post
Architectural features make it easier for buildings to battle sun
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Masdar passes milestone for Mauritanian solar network 17.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Abu Dhabi, Aug 17 : Abu Dhabi's future energy company Masdar on Wednesday announced that it has passed the halfway-mark in its project to construct a 16.6 MW solar power plant network in Mauritania.
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Real-life repercussions confront lawmakers haggling over cap-and-trade program's future 17.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
For more than two decades, Dianne Franklin's logging business hummed in harmony with the power plant next door.  Her employees cut and processed trees from the forests surrounding Mt. Shasta and sent biomass waste - giant mounds of wood chips - to her neighbor, which burned up the byproducts to...
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How to Change Our Pathetic Green Infrastructure 16.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
There are currently about 12 gas stations for every one electric charging station in the United States. (Photo: Ian Muttoo / Flickr ) The United Kingdom, which is already world famous for its green gardens and even greener countryside, is about to get even greener. That's because according to a new report from Japanese car maker Nissan, it could soon have more electric car charging stations than traditional gas stations. The UK is currently home to around 4,100 electric charging stations and 8,400 gas stations, but if currents trends continue , it will have more than 7,900 charging stations and just 7,870 gas stations by 2020. Once again our European friends are leaving us in the dust. With about 12 gas stations for every one electric charging station, it's going to take a long time for the United States to catch up with the United Kingdom's all-out embrace of the electric car revolution. So why is that? See more news and opinion from Thom Hartmann at Truthout here. Why does our green infrastructure ...
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The Daily 202: Conservative wonks dismayed by Trump’s lack of substance 16.8.2016 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Conservative wonks dismayed by Trump’s lack of substance
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Coal, oil workers being retrained in solar power 16.8.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – A program is underway in Colorado to retrain people who lost their jobs in the coal or oil and gas industry so they can get the skills they need to install solar panels.The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment gave a company based in Paonia on the Western Slope a $400,000 matching grant as part of a program to help...
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Land use plan for California desert turns frequent allies into foes 16.8.2016 Washington Post
Though typically united behind conservation causes, solar-energy advocates and environmentalists have split over a plan to divide up the desert’s public lands between renewable energy and conservation areas.
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Letter: Rocky Mountain Power drags its feet on solar 15.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The delays caused by Rocky Mountain Power’s foot-dragging in activating our residential solar system shows it is not interested in its customers going solar. Expect a three-week delay any time Rocky Mountain Power is required to act. Three-plus weeks to approve a net metering agreement, another three weeks to turn power off so we could upgrade our meter box and, finally, three weeks to install a net meter. Rocky Mountain Power’s inaction says it all when it comes to its attitude toward solar. D...
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Can America's National Parks defeat the developers at their gates? 13.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To learn what most endangers national parks, on the occasion this month of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, look no farther than Mojave National Preserve, a vast swath of exquisite desert panoramas halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. These days, national parks struggle with all...

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A nature-loving couple remodel their home to connect with Griffith Park 12.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The Oaks neighborhood in Los Angeles may have been named for its surplus of stately oak trees, but its true draw may be its close access to the more than 4,000 acres that make up Griffith Park.

Gerry Hans and Mary Button settled in the Oaks 30 years ago when they purchased a modest 1957 ranch house...

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Turns out wind and solar have a secret friend: Natural gas 12.8.2016 Washington Post
Turns out wind and solar have a secret friend: Natural gas
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Karma Revero: How the luxury hybrid plug-in will look 11.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Karma Automotive has unveiled the first official image of its planned luxury plug-in hybrid car, the Revero.

The Costa Mesa automaker said Thursday that the public would be able to reserve one of the cars starting Sept. 8. Sales are expected to start later in the year.

Karma hasn’t yet announced...

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SunPower, Perrigo skid; Disney and Yelp climb 11.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: • Yelp Inc., up $4.19 to $36.83 The business review site posted strong quarterly results and raised its revenue projections for the year. • Walt Disney Co., up $1.19 to $97.86 The media giant posted strong results as movies like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Finding Dory” performed well. • Wendy’s Co., down 28 cents to $9.91 The burger chain reported disappointing sales at older stores. • Fossil Group Inc., up 21 to...
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