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Perry regrets call to eliminate Energy agency 19.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the Energy Department and insisted that the federal agency performs a critical function. Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the department, told a Senate committee that if confirmed, he will be a passionate advocate for the department’s core missions and will seek to draw “greater attention to the vital role played by the agency.” In remarks for his confirmation hearing, P...
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In Texas, Perry was ‘all of the above’ on energy production 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Perry was for “all of the above” on energy production before President Barack Obama embraced the strategy. Years before the Democratic president endorsed all types of energy production — from oil and gas to renewable sources like wind and solar power — Perry was putting the policy into practice in Texas. […]
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Solving the climate crisis, one hospital at a time 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With early optimism surrounding the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change now fading into anxiety over potential changes to U.S. environmental policy under a Trump administration, many are looking for new leaders in the fight against global warming. Hospitals should step into the breach. Doing...

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Wildfires, sea level rise, coral bleaching: How rising temperatures are already affecting Earth 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

From extreme wildfires in the Western United States to melting ice sheets in Antarctica, the effects of rising temperatures on Earth have not gone unnoticed.

On Wednesday, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced 2016 was the hottest year on record. Before that, the...

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Lafayette to vote on anti-fracking ordinance that would legalize non-violent protests 16.1.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Lafayette city leaders will vote Tuesday on an anti-fracking ordinance aimed at hobbling oil and gas development within the town by sanctioning acts of civil disobedience and non-violent protest.
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FICCI Delegation with Power Minister visits Masdar Smart City in Abu Dhabi 16.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
FICCI Delegation with Power Minister visits Masdar Smart City in Abu Dhabi
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While Oil Front Group Touts Cheap Fossil Fuel to Low-Income Families, Industry Negotiates Deal to Drive World Oil Prices Up 15.1.2017 Truthout.com
Fueling U.S. Forward, an oil industry PR group, has spent the second half of 2016 running an on-the-ground campaign targeting African-American communities and spreading a message focused on energy prices, a front-page New York Times investigation reported on January 5. The organization's tactics included sponsoring a Richmond, VA gospel show where a few lucky families could win up to $250 off their household energy bills -- though the music was paused mid-concert for a panel discussion about fossil fuels. "[A Fueling U.S. Forward rep] discussed what high energy costs could mean for households in Richmond, which has a large African-American population," Times reporter Hiroko Tabuchi wrote.  "And he encouraged audience members to contact their legislators to lodge concerns about energy costs, according to Clovia Lawrence, a local journalist and radio personality who helped host the show." That Richmond event wasn't the only event Fueling U.S. Forward threw with the same basic theme. "Since its start in the ...
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Pedestrian injured in hit & run near Federal Blvd. in Denver 15.1.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver police closed off the intersection of Federal Blvd. and W. Holden Place after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Saturday evening.
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Right to life advocates to rally and march in downtown Denver on Saturday 14.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Right to life advocates plan to hold a rally and march downtown Saturday, a week ahead of the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Sunday, Jan. 22.
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Solar company accused of scamming 15 Colorado consumers of $450,000 14.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A judge granted Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman a preliminary injunction against Lakewood-based Guaranteed Solar for allegedly selling customers solar energy systems that never materialized, scamming 15 Coloradans of $450,000.
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Scientists discover that white rhino dung has a lot in common with a Facebook post 14.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Here’s a social networking site you can find with your nose. Scientists studying the communal pooping areas of white rhinos in South Africa have found that the animals use them like social messaging boards – to leave notes about their status and to read the “posts” of others.

The discovery, published...

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Australian firm plans nation's largest geothermal plant in Imperial Valley 14.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In California’s southeastern desert, where an abundance of clean energy boils just beneath the surface, two start-up firms aim to build the nation’s largest geothermal power plant and mining operation.

Controlled Thermal Resources and Alger Alternative Energy plan to tap the Imperial Valley’s geothermal...

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Zero-emission boat prepares for odyssey 11.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Paris • The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring. Energy Observer, a former multi-hull race boat converted into a green vessel equipped with solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system, will be powered by wind, the sun and self-generated hydrogen. The $5.25 million boat, which is currently in a shipyard in Saint-Malo, will set sail from the Brittany port and will make its first of 101 stops acros...
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Zero-emission boat prepares for round-the-world odyssey 11.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PARIS (AP) — The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring. Energy Observer, a former multi-hull race boat converted into a green vessel equipped with solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system, will be powered by wind, the sun and […]
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Zero-emission boat prepares for round-the-world odyssey 11.1.2017 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring....
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2016 was a bright year for solar energy in Minnesota 11.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota's solar energy capacity is skyrocketing. It took about 10 years to go from virtually nothing to 35 megawatts of capacity in 2015, but last year that jumped to 250 megawatts.
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Greenpeace: Amazon’s path to green cloud computing is unclear 11.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Amazon Web Services says that one day it will rely solely on renewable power. But Greenpeace says a ramp up in data center construction in Virginia, where power comes mostly from coal and nuclear plants, makes that goal elusive.
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United Arab Emirates to invest $163bn in renewables 10.1.2017 BBC: Business
The major oil producer hopes to achieve this by 2050, the prime minister says.
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Scorecard: Assessing Obama's successes and shortcomings 10.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As President Obama prepares to deliver his farewell message to the country, we look back at the legacy the last eight years might leave.
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Scorecard For A Departing President: Assessing Obama's Successes And Shortcomings 10.1.2017 NPR News
As President Obama prepares to deliver his farewell message to the country, we look back at the legacy the last eight years might leave.
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