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California regulators propose replacing PG&E natural gas plants with energy storage 14.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

State regulators want Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to replace three natural gas plants with energy storage, a move that represents another significant step toward a clean energy future.

The California Public Utilities Commission will vote Jan. 11 on the proposal that would require PG&E to seek clean...

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The Energy 202: The Pentagon takes climate change very seriously. This government watchdog says that's not enough. 13.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
GAO says talk is not sufficient.
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Fierce fight along Santa Barbara coast as fire threat eases in Ventura 13.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Robin Willis sprayed her garden hose at the eaves of her backyard patio, soaking the wooden beams with water.

Authorities had evacuated her Montecito neighborhood two days earlier as the Thomas fire neared, but the 68-year-old and her brother, who lives across the street, had since returned and...

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4 Opportunities for U.S. States, Cities and Businesses to Step Up for America’s Pledge 13.12.2017 THE CITY FIX
Ultimately, the work on climate change is done on the ground and is up to each of us. That is why America’s Pledge on climate is so important, as former U.S. President Barack Obama told city leaders in Chicago last week at the inaugural Global ...
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Investigation into cause of Southland wildfires probes Edison utility equipment 13.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California fire officials have notified Southern California Edison that the utility’s equipment is under investigation as a possible cause of some of the fires.

“The investigations now include locations beyond those identified last week as the apparent origin of these fires. SCE believes the investigations...

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New Jersey’s considering a nuclear bailout. Here’s why we don’t need it. 13.12.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Jersey’s considering a nuclear bailout. Here’s why we don’t need it.
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Jon Michaels' new book, Constitutional Coup: Privatization's Threat to the American Republic 13.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Jon Michaels' new book, Constitutional Coup: Privatization's Threat to the American Republic
NREL Develops Novel Method to Produce Renewable Acrylonitrile 12.12.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
A new study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) establishes a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile using 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which can be biologically produced from sugars. This hybrid biological-catalytic process offers an alternative to the conventional petrochemical production method and achieves unprecedented acrylonitrile yields.
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Trump has unprecedented power to remake the world's most powerful economic body 12.12.2017 Washington Post
Trump has unprecedented power to remake the world's most powerful economic body
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The Indira we must not forget 11.12.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Henry A. Giroux on Developing a Language of Liberation for Radical Transformation 10.12.2017 Truthout.com
At the moment, people in the US are enduring a numbing assault from an authoritarianism brought to full fruition under Donald Trump. However, a galvanizing hope can shape a new vision and activism that will be transformative in the battle against an oppressive capitalism, says author and scholar Henry A. Giroux, who talked to Truthout about his new book, The Public in Peril. Hundreds of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee students protest a Trump campaign rally on their campus, January 1, 2014. Protests by young people could become illegal in the future, according to Henry A. Giroux. (Image: Joe Brusky / Flickr ) What are the longer-term trends that gave rise to the presidency of Donald Trump? What will be the national and global impacts? And what do we need to do to resist? Henry A. Giroux tackles these questions in The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism. "This courageous and timely book is the first and best book on Trump's neo-fascism in the making," says Cornel West. ...
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Fires threaten power lines serving thousands in Southern California 10.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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How to address sexual harassment in politics: Elect more women 10.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: In the wake of the avalanche of sexual harassment claims, there is one common denominator: men. Of course, this may be a function of who is in power. (“In an emotional speech on the Senate floor, Al Franken says he'll resign amid allegations of sexual misdeeds,” Dec. 7)

Studies have...

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The pundits were wrong about Assad and the Islamic State. As usual, they're not willing to admit it 10.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Islamic State is a shadow of its former self. In 2014, the extremist group seemed to make substantial inroads in achieving its stated goal of a caliphate. It boasted tens of thousands of fighters and territorial control over an area roughly the size of South Korea. By almost every metric, Islamic...

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As coal falters, a large polluter in Colorado could close its doors 10.12.2017 Denver Post: Local
A king would be nothing without his crown. And in northern Colorado, King Coal's crown is Rawhide Unit One, Larimer County's lone coal power plant and biggest polluter.
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Colorado mill looks for assurances on $500 million expansion 10.12.2017 Denver Post: Local
A Chicago-based steel company is seeking assurances of low electricity prices before it commits to a $500 million upgrade at a Colorado mill that would add 200 jobs.
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The Latest: EU's Tusk sees better ties with new Polish PM 9.12.2017 AP Top News
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The Latest on the political situation in Poland (all times local):...
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No Democracy Here: Ousted Honduran President Zelaya Says 2009 US-Backed Coup Led to Election Crisis 8.12.2017 Truthout.com
In an exclusive interview, former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 US-backed coup, says US actions led to the current political crisis in Honduras. The government continues to withhold the results of the November presidential election, which pitted US-backed President Juan Orlando Hernández against opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla. Massive protests erupted after the government-controlled electoral commission stopped tallying votes when the count showed Nasralla ahead. Zelaya now heads the opposition LIBRE party, which is part of the Alliance Against the Dictatorship coalition led by Nasralla. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: In Honduras, the political crisis continues as the government is still refusing to release the results of the November 26 presidential election, held almost two weeks ago. The election pits US-backed President Juan Orlando Hernández against opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, head of the National Alliance Against the Dictatorship. Massive protests erupted ...
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The Latest: Law on naming of Poland judicial body approved 8.12.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the political situation in Poland (all times local):
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Edison's stock price drop pegged to Southland wildfires 8.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As wildfires spread through the Southland this week, Southern California Edison’s parent company saw its stock price plummet on investors’ fears that the utility could be forced to pay costs related to the blazes.

Wall Street’s initial response to the area’s many fires, the first of which started...

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