User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-National
Category: Policy
Last updated: Aug 17 2017 21:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 41,868    
Voices of the Palestinian Diaspora: Ramzy Baroud and Rima Najjar on Identity and Resistance 17.8.2017 Truthout.com
Palestinians have been artificially divided for nearly seven decades, but from generation to generation, members of the Palestinian diaspora have neither forgotten their identity nor despaired. Diasporic Palestinians are fundamental to the struggle for equality and justice in several key ways, say journalist and author Ramzy Baroud and retired English professor Rima Najjar. An activist holds up a Palestinian flag during a protest outside the White House on the day Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu February 15, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) Help Truthout supply a counterpoint to the dangerous rhetoric and misinformation spewing forth from Washington DC. It takes less than thirty seconds to contribute via card or PayPal: Just click here! Uprooted from their native dwellings, loved ones and joint heritage, Palestinians have embraced a steadfastness ( sumud ) that has been one of the principles of their struggle for justice. For over 69 years since ...
Also found in: [+]
Trump Has Broad Power to Block Climate Change Report 17.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Earlier this month, someone involved in the government's latest report on climate change provided The New York Times with a copy of the version submitted to the Trump administration for final approval. The main intent of the leak, according to several people tracking the report, was to complicate any attempt to suppress the study or water down its findings. Publication of the document inflamed an already-fraught debate about climate change. Administration officials and Republican lawmakers accused the leaker and journalists of manufacturing a dispute. They said the report, which was required by law, was moving through a normal process of White House review. The report was submitted in late June and the Trump administration has broad authority to review its findings. Any one of a number of government agencies can block its release, which is ultimately subject to presidential review. Some of the scientists involved in preparing the document expressed concern that it might never see the light of day. ...
Also found in: [+]
Why datacenter giant Equinix is buying a bevy of Bloom fuel cells 17.8.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Here's what the big deal means for fuel cells and corporate sustainability.
Also found in: [+]
Business Highlights 17.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

___ Corporate chiefs flee Trump; he disbands WH advisory panels NEW YORK (AP) — With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump on Wednesday disbanded a pair of advisory business councils. It was the latest fallout from his comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Some Republican office holders also are seeking to distance themselves […]
Also found in: [+]
Missouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line 17.8.2017 AP Business
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri utility regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant setback to developers of one of the nation's longest transmission lines....
Also found in: [+]
Neo-Nazi Emboldenment and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy 16.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Police with binoculars and a rifle position themselves on a roof across the street from the Charlottesville City Hall before Jason Kessler, a white nationalist organizer, tried to speak outside the Charlottesville City Hall on August 13, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The police often stood by as white supremacists escalated violence against anti-racist counter-protesters. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) If the neo-Nazis feel especially emboldened to come out of the shadows now, it's because elements of their neo-fascist ideology have found a comfortable place at the highest levels of the current administration, including with Trump himself. Such normalization of hate and bigotry is usually the first step to authoritarianism. Police with binoculars and a rifle position themselves on a roof across the street from the Charlottesville City Hall before Jason Kessler, a white nationalist organizer, tried to speak outside the Charlottesville City Hall on August 13, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. ...
Also found in: [+]
Energy Department Faces Pressure Over Power Study 16.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Energy Secretary Rick Perry faces stepped-up pressure from environmental groups over power grid study he has signaled could help bolster coal and nuclear power.
Also found in: [+]
Thornton overreaching with proposed oil and gas rules, state official warns 16.8.2017 Denver Post: Business
The Colorado Attorney General's Office is warning Thornton that its proposed oil and gas regulations, which the city is scheduled to vote on Tuesday, contradict state rules on the industry.
Also found in: [+]
Who pays for San Onofre nuclear plant's early closure? Negotiations fall apart 16.8.2017 LA Times: Business

The best efforts of a high-profile mediator and months of closed-door negotiations have failed to secure an agreement in the multibillion-dollar dispute over paying for the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant.

Lawyers representing all sides in the long-running investigation told the...

Also found in: [+]
Today is India’s 70th birthday. How it answers these 3 questions will define its future — and the world’s. 15.8.2017 Washington Post
Today is India’s 70th birthday. How it answers these 3 questions will define its future — and the world’s.
Also found in: [+]
A Global Greening: Green Building Certification Programs Make Gains 14.8.2017 WRI Stories
A Global Greening: Green Building Certification Programs Make GainsAdd Comment|PrintWith natural daylight and energy-efficient LED lighting, WRI’s global office renovation is certified LEED Silver. Photo by John Cole/Fox Architects In August, WRI received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver certification for the 2016 renovation of its global office in Washington DC. The certification adds to WRI’s expanding portfolio of green office spaces, which also includes the WRI China Office,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Also found in: [+]
Elizabeth Warren's advice for Democrats: Don't fall back to the center 14.8.2017 Washington Post
Elizabeth Warren's advice for Democrats: Don't fall back to the center
Also found in: [+]
Soaring costs and cheap natural gas deal more setbacks to the nuclear power industry 14.8.2017 LA Times: Business

The nuclear energy industry has had a bad couple of weeks.

On July 31, utilities in South Carolina announced that they are stopping work on two new reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station, saying cost estimates came to more than $20 billion, almost twice what was expected. About ...

Also found in: [+]
Innovation is the key to unlocking clean energy 14.8.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Harness the fact that change is constant to create jobs, bolster our economy and improve our lives.
Also found in: [+]
The whys of increasing inequality: A graphical portrait 14.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The increase in inequality is not the benign result of an evolving economy. It's a function of dis-equalizing policy choices.
Also found in: [+]
Severing ties with utilities isn't as easy as cutting the cable cord 13.8.2017 LA Times: Business

If disaster ever struck, Joe Fleischmann could keep the lights, refrigerator and big-screen TV running in his Orange County home, even if the power company went dark.

Fleischmann is an early adopter of home energy storage: In his garage is a battery strong enough to help keep the essentials in...

Also found in: [+]
Washington state utility's nuclear waste shipments suspended 12.8.2017 AP Washington
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Officials in Washington state indefinitely suspended a public utility's authority to ship low-level radioactive waste after the utility mislabeled a shipment....
Also found in: [+]
To Combat Trump's Attacks on Democracy, We Must Understand Precedents Set by Obama 12.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
While we rightly upbraid Trump for the crimes he is committing as president, we should not succumb to rosy illusions about his predecessor. Despite his idealistic rhetoric, President Obama set the precedent for many of Trump's most egregious actions. President Barack Obama speaks at Prince George's Community College on March 15th, 2012. (Photo: Daniel Borman / Flickr ) Seven months into the Trump presidency, many people still deny how some of Donald Trump's most regressive and harmful policies directly continue the legacy of Barack Obama. Yes, Trump is demonstrably worse than Obama. The nasty rhetoric that Trump spews from his bully pulpit does real  harm  to marginalized communities, especially Muslims and immigrants. Under Trump's watch, US airstrikes have  killed  innocent civilians at a much higher rate than under Obama, with horrifying numbers of people killed in Syria and Iraq. Meanwhile Stephen Bannon is overseeing the "destruction of the administrative state," including the attempted  rollback ...
Also found in: [+]
Businesses lagging behind in Indigenous reconciliation: Report 11.8.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Meagan Gillmore Canadian companies have a long way to go to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, a recent report argues. SHARE (Shareholder Association for Research and Education), a non-profit that advises institutional investors like foundations and religious organizations about ethical and socially responsible investments, released a study last month about how well publicly listed companies report on Indigenous relations. The study includes results from 173 publicly listed companies from financial, telecommunications, materials, energy, renewable energy and clean technology, health care, and consumer sectors. Researchers looked at how companies reported about the number of Indigenous employees at their company and their roles; recruitment, education and advancement of Indigenous employees; contracting with Indigenous companies; how companies complied with international laws about Indigenous rights, particularly the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP); ...
Also found in: [+]
Governments are trying to nudge us into better behavior. Is it working? 11.8.2017 Washington Post
Governments are trying to nudge us into better behavior. Is it working?
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 41,868