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Plan seeks to encourage alternative energy while protecting environment 24.9.2014 LA Times: Opinion
With a backdrop of slowly turning wind turbines, the U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday unveiled a plan to manage conservation and renewable energy production on more than 22 million acres in California as part of a federal and state effort to promote clean energy projects.
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Israeli Firm Looks to Keep Solar Power Generators Running at Night 24.9.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Solar power has, at various times, been heralded as the fuel source of the future. But there are still problems with it - difficulty storing generated electricity without daylight is one, not to mention the relative cost of the technology, especially in comparison with fossil fuels. Brenmiller Energy of Israel, though, says it has solved both problems. CEO Avi Brenmiller.
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Heroes and villains in the fight against climate change 24.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
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Bachmann leads Congress in privately financed travel 24.9.2014 MinnPost
After so many exhausting sessions, it’s time for some sightseeing. Stribber Corey Mitchell tells us , “Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has taken more privately financed trips in 2014 than any other member of Congress. …  Since January, Bachmann has also traveled to: a Heritage Foundation event in Richmond, Va., in February; England’s Oxford Union Society in March; an event hosted by the Israel Allies Caucus Foundation in Dallas in March; Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Ok., in May; and the Western Conservative Summit in Denver in July, congressional records show.” Apparently she skipped Burning Man. That new ad playing with Eighth District GOP candidate Stewart Mills' luxury pedigree is pretty funny. Even the Washington Post has noticed. Aaron Blake writes, “This is hardly the first ad this cycle -- or in any cycle -- to target a candidate for his or her wealth and how it was obtained. But it is a particularly pitch-perfect entry into what is a fast-growing (and apparently effective) genre. And ...
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Google cuts ties with conservative group over climate-change stance 24.9.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Google pulls out of conservative group amid environmentalist pressure 23.9.2014 LA Times: Business
Google's effort to build strong alliances with Republican politicians and conservative advocacy groups is paying dividends on Capitol Hill but has created a growing marketing and public-relations headache for the company.
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Obama's New Jobs Plan Helps Veterans and the Environment 23.9.2014 Truthout.com
Installation of photovoltaic solar panels on a roof. (Photo via Shutterstock )Now here's a plan that makes sense: the Obama administration has revealed a new jobs initiative that teaches Americans how to install solar energy panels. Better still, the initiative will specifically target veterans, who often have trouble finding careers back at home. Helping the environment and veterans to support themselves? Talk about killing two birds with one stone! The White House's program, called the SunShot Initiative's Solar Instructor Training Network, has already undergone a successful testing period on a smaller scale. In its early stages, the program has certified about 1,000 instructors, with the goal of training at least 50,000 new solar employees by the end of the decade. The booming industry has already become a prime source of jobs in the country – nearly 150,000 Americans had full-time, solar energy-related jobs as of 2013. Given the country's plans to shift toward solar power more aggressively, the ...
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Edina company's proposed Sioux Falls solar farm worries neighbors 23.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County planners have approved a permit for a proposed $25 million solar farm on the outskirts of South Dakota's largest city.
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Climate change talks in pictures 23.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

A photographic exhibition at UN climate summit in New York documents earlier event in Doha, showing delegates how far they have already come on their journey to reaching an agreement

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Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance 23.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said ...
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Fewer Americans buy homes in August 23.9.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
“It is apparent that much of the juice in the existing-home sales market remains centered in all-cash purchases by speculative buyers,” said Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at the consulting firm MFR. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company’s legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular “Call of Duty” games. Giuiliani told the Associated Press he took the case because he doesn’t want the imprisoned Noriega to profit from his crimes, which include convictions for murder, drug trafficking and money laundering. [...] Giuiliani said that if the lawsuit is upheld, it could give historical figures and their heirs veto power over their depiction in books, television, movies and video games. Amazon employees in Germany, frustrated by the company’s refusal to hold wage talks, walked off their jobs Monday in a coordinated strike at four of the company’s distribution centers. ...
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There's a price to be paid for GP co-payment and higher uni fees 23.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

When the cost of something rises, demand falls. So the Medicare co-payment and university deregulation may mean people are a little sicker and a little more ignorant

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Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance 23.9.2014 LA Times: Nation
Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday.
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Can batteries replace coal plants? 23.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
In 1997, when Dan Foley was managing Commonwealth Edison's electrical grid, mornings meant firing up two coal-fired generating plants to keep pace with the sudden spike in electricity as nearly 3 million Chicagoans switched on their lights, hair dryers and ...
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World on track for worst-case warming scenario 22.9.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
As world leaders prepare to talk tough on climate change in New York City, the stark lack of progress made so far in tackling the problem is ...
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Hope against the odds is mood of NY climate march 22.9.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
Workers, teachers and activists concerned about the climate marched alongside Al Gore, Ban Ki Moon and Jane Goodall in New York on ...
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Big Oil’s heirs join call for action as climate summit opens 22.9.2014 Washington Post
For 140 years, the Rockefellers were the oil industry’s first family, scions of a business empire that spawned companies called Exxon, Mobil, Amoco and Chevron. So it was no trivial matter when a group of Rockefeller heirs decided recently to begin severing financial ties to fossil ...
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Happy to be knitting our own green future 22.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
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RET uncertainty threatens further blow to South Australian industry 21.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Doubts over the future of the Renewable Energy Target spell chaos for the states renewables industry just as its economy reels from the closure of carmakers and questions are raised over the future of its defence industry

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Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Sept. 11 to Sept. 17 21.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
1. “Terri Williamson: The impact of words” Sept. 10 2. “Steamboat resident Kevin Nerney battles brain cancer” Sept. 11 3. “Our View: Say ‘no’ to Buffalo Pass partying” Sept. 17 4. “The Jail Report for Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, 2104” Sept. 13 5. “Gary Hofmeister: History redux” Sept. 13 6. “Steamboat City Council approves operating plan for winter air service project Sept. 16 7. “Moffat County grills EPA about Clean Power Plant” Sept. 11 8. “Routt County commissioners hesitate to invest public monies in community solar garden” Sept. 15 9. “Steamboat Springs Chamber names new CEO” Sept. 15 10. “The Bock’s Office: ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’ has plenty of flavor Sept. ...
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