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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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Long-awaited plan for San Gabriel Mountains National Monument limits new mining and energy development 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

New oil, gas and mineral exploration and development will be barred in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument under a long-awaited management plan, released Thursday, governing the largest wilderness in Los Angeles County.

The U.S. Forest Service plan prioritizes environmental protection over...

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Cummins CEO says innovation, sustainability, and regulations are good for business 19.4.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Cummins CEO says innovation, sustainability, and regulations are good for business
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Power largely restored across Puerto Rico after blackout 19.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Puerto Rico’s power company said Thursday that it has restored electricity to more than 80 percent of customers affected by an island-wide blackout that was caused by an excavator hitting a transmission line, but tens of thousands of families still remain without normal service seven months after hurricanes Maria and Irma.
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Stocks open lower; oil prices and energy companies climb 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Stocks edged down in early trading Thursday on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its first loss this week.

Technology companies and makers of consumer products posted some of the biggest losses.

Apple sank 1.7% and Philip Morris International dived 12.8% after reporting weak results.

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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real 19.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real
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What ALA’s most recent State of the Air Report reveals about oil and gas air pollution in the Western U.S. 19.4.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
What ALA’s most recent State of the Air Report reveals about oil and gas air pollution in the Western U.S.
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Stocks end modestly higher as earnings come in; oil prices surge 19.4.2018 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks finished modestly higher Wednesday, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its third gain in as many days.

Energy companies rose more than the rest of the market, riding a big upturn in crude oil prices. Solid gains in industrial stocks and retailers outweighed losses among food and...

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Gas prices: Back to the future 19.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The era of $2 gasoline may be over -- again. The experts today predicted gasoline will shoot past $3 a gallon in the next few weeks in many states with the nationwide average of $2.80.
Stocks rise modestly as earnings reports come in; oil prices surge 18.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. stocks were modestly higher Wednesday morning, bouncing back from an early wobble and extending gains from the day before. Gains by retailers and industrial companies outweighed losses in technology; several chipmakers declined. Energy stocks climbed as crude oil prices surged.

KEEPING SCORE:...

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Under Louisiana Bill, Peaceful Protesters Could Face 20 Years in Prison 18.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
New Orleans, LA, September 21, 2013, The environmental group 350.org's 'Draw the Line' on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline protest took the form of a second line parade as it made its way through the french quarter. Under a proposed Louisiana law, peaceful protests against pipeline infrastructural projects bear the possibility of prison sentences as long as 20 years, or fines of up to $10,000. (Photo: Julie Dermansky / Corbis via Getty Images) With House Bill 727, Louisiana has joined a growing number of states that are criminalizing nonviolent civil disobedience actions at "critical infrastructure" sites, which typically include pipelines, refineries and electrical power facilities. Financed by Big Oil, the Louisiana bill makes even discussing a possible trespass action punishable with prison sentences of five years and fines up to $10,000. New Orleans, LA, September 21, 2013, The environmental group 350.org's 'Draw the Line' on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline protest took the form of a ...
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Total Makes Latest Power Play With Electricity Deal 18.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Total said it would pay $1.73 billion for a majority stake in electricity provider Direct Energie, the latest step in the company’s strategy to become a power player.
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One of the World’s Filthiest Industries Just Agreed to Clean up Its Act 17.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Cargo-shipping regulators have struck a historic deal to set their dirty fuel-burning industry on a low-carbon course. On Friday, the International Maritime Organization agreed for the first time to limit greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping. The nonbinding deal marks a critical […]
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An Oil Company Faced Pushback About Fracking Near a Charter, So It Moved Next to a Low-Income Public School 17.4.2018 Mother Jones
In one of the most fracked counties in the country, a fight is underway between environmental justice advocates and the Colorado commission that oversees oil and gas development. Four environmental and civil rights groups are suing the commission for allowing a company to build 24 oil and gas wells by a public school in a low-income area—after the […]
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How the network can protect earth's natural cycles 17.4.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: IoT is opening doors to innovation, conservation, and more sustainable resource cycles.
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Sitting Down with BP to Discuss its New Methane Target 16.4.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Sitting Down with BP to Discuss its New Methane Target
The Energy 202: Trump's new rules make it easier for energy companies to escape penalties for killing birds 16.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Accidentally killing birds no longer breaks the law.
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Clean Energy Deal Tracker: Facebook, Microsoft and L'Oreal shape strong quarter 16.4.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The pace of deal-making in corporate renewables is faster than ever.
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The $24 Billion Job: An Energy CEO's Quest to Reshape Gas Exports 14.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
U.S. companies are scrambling to figure out how to sell more natural gas abroad. Tellurian Chief Executive Meg Gentle thinks she has a unique answer, but it is expected to cost $24 billion.
Trump administration clips the wings of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act 14.4.2018 Washington Post
In an opinion benefiting oil companies and others, guidance to federal wildlife police says a 100-year-old law can no longer be used to hold companies accountable for bird deaths unless killing birds was the “underlying purpose” of the activity that caused them.
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