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Coal Miners’ Futures in Renewable Energy 23.4.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: President Trump has scored political points by touting coal-mining jobs, but he could create more real jobs in coal country by recognizing the potential for renewable-energy jobs, says Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall If President Trump wants to earn…Read more →
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Op-Ed: Trump's anti-science budget will be a disaster for the nation's bottom line 23.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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John Kerry: Why I’m an optimist this Earth Day 22.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Just as in 1970, it is up to each of us to dial up the demand signal to politicians to protect our environment.
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UK set for first full day without coal power 21.4.2017 BBC: Business
The National Grid confident of achieving the feat as natural gas plays a bigger role in supply.
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A Kirkland solar community is Earth-friendly and super green 21.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The first residents of Lakeview Solar Community already are seeing beautiful benefits.
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Trump's anti-science budget will be a disaster for America's bottom line 21.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In its approach to scientific research, President Trump’s budget can be accurately described as a mugging. I’ve watched this happen before, up close and personal. It does not end well.

In 1979, President Carter set an ambitious but achievable goal to get 20% of the nation’s energy from renewable...

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If There's Going to Be a Wall, Let It Be This Collaboration Between American and Mexican Designers 21.4.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When President Trump appealed to the public to submit proposals for his "big, beautiful" border wall, you can be pretty sure that the plan presented by the Mexican American Design and Engineering Collective (MADE) was not what he had in mind. In response to the president's mad quest to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, the group of 14 designers, engineers, builders, and architects from the US and Mexico proposed something entirely different—a high-tech "ecotopia" called Otra Nation. "Otra Nation will be the world's first shared co-nation open to citizens of both countries and co-maintained by Mexico and the United States of America," the group says in their proposal . "Besides sharing the same geographical conditions, the continuous exchange of information, knowledge, artistic expression and migration between sides will produce fertile ground to bring forth a hybrid sense of ...
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The autonomous robotic sunshade and other news 21.4.2017 BBC: Technology
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Saving the Planet Goes Local 21.4.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Of all the Trump administration’s policies, the one most likely to cause damage that can’t be undone may not be deporting immigrants or throwing poor people off Medicaid or outsourcing our foreign policy to the Kremlin. Rather, it could well be a cessation of efforts to combat climate change. The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is cumulative; even a later reversal of the Trump administration’s fossil fuel–friendly policies would not be able to undo the damage about to be done. Even by the environmentally retrograde standards of his party, Donald Trump stands out as an extreme climate-science denier: Cold winter weather in New York prompts him to tweet that global warming has been proven a hoax. He hates wind farms (partly because they threaten the views from one of his Scottish golf resorts). On the campaign trail, Trump vowed to repeal President Obama’s pro-climate regulations and all ...
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ConocoPhillips sells San Juan Basin assets for up to $3 billion 21.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
ConocoPhillips has announced the sale of its interests in the San Juan Basin – a natural gas and oil field that spans northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado – to Hilcorp San Juan LP for up to $3 billion.
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Gaza’s only power plant has shut down. Who will pay the bill? 20.4.2017 Washington Post
Gaza’s only power plant has shut down. Who will pay the bill?
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Leaked Documents Reveal Trump Administration Prepping to Ramp up Drilling, Mining, Grazing on Public Land 20.4.2017 Truthout.com
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administrators have drafted a " Priority Work List " that reveals BLM's focus on oil, gas and coal development on federal land as well as the security of the U.S.-Mexico border.  E&E News  obtained the internal documents, which had not yet been shared with BLM staff.  The list was "assembled by the team at the BLM to clearly lay out our continued commitment to ensure opportunities for commercial, recreation and conservation activities on BLM-managed lands," BLM spokeswoman Megan Crandall told E&E News.  In the first of five subsections, "Making America Safe through Energy Independence," the following are identified as key components of "BLM Priority Work":   Make additional lands available for "all of the above" energy development Address backlog of Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs) and Expressions of Interest (EOIs) Streamline Federal coal leasing and permitting, and address backlog Streamline oil and gas leasing and permitting Streamline rights-of-way processing ...
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Solar energy disparity emerges among Minnesota schools 20.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Schools are embracing solar to save money on utility bills and put more toward education. But a complicated web of utility rules and regulations means opportunities aren't universal.
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Why did L.A. County create another utility? 20.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a public energy program that will be run by the government with promises of lower bills and cleaner energy.
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Coal museum sees future in alternative fuels; Trump does not 20.4.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

While Trump suggests boosting the coal industry, columnist Thomas Friedman notes that a coal museum is using solar to save money.
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Maybe This Is How You Get Donald Trump to Care About Renewable Energy 20.4.2017 Mother Jones
Coal's decline over the last few decades has left tens of thousands of miners out of work. For Kentucky, where the economy has long revolved around the industry, that meant that only 6,900 people were employed by coal a year ago—the fewest since 1898. Reviving the industry has been one of President Donald Trump's major talking points, and a month into his term he signed an executive order that would, among other things, lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing. But one Kentucky coal company sees promise in a different type of energy: solar. Berkeley Energy Group is planning to build a large-scale solar farm on top of a former mountaintop strip mine. BEG has partnered with EDF Renewable Energy to develop the farm, which could produce up to 100 megawatts of energy and could be 10 times bigger than the state's largest solar farm. This would be the largest project of its kind in Appalachia. Trump's narrow focus on coal continues to blind him to the hopeful signs coming from other energy sectors. Jobs in ...
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Results serve as a wake-up call for the GOP, but Democrats are unlikely to recapture the House 20.4.2017 Washington Post
Picking up 24 seats in the 2018 midterm elections to win control of the House will still be very hard for Democrats. Despite all the national help Democrat Jon Ossoff got, he barely outperformed Hillary Clinton in the district.
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Solar subsidy opponent takes the subsidy 19.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Robert Bryce, a free marketer with the Manhattan Institute, a conservative "think tank" funded by oil interests, has dished out some red meat for the anti-solar crowd today by acknowledging that he's installed solar panels on his home in Austin, Texas.
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Wind power to fuel Sound Transit light-rail trains 19.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Sound Transit is trading some fossil-fuel energy for wind power starting in 2019, for light-rail trains running through SeaTac.
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L.A. County creates a lower-cost alternative for Southern California Edison customers 19.4.2017 LA Times: Business
Los Angeles County officials plan to create a utility that would allow Southern California Edison customers to choose who supplies their electricity and what kind of power -- clean or polluting.
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