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Saudi Arabia plans a future beyond oil 22.4.2017 Washington Post
Faced with a crash in crude oil prices that began in 2014, the world’s premier petro-state has a vision for economic reinvention that includes selling a chunk of its crown jewel, the state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco.
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Nebraska Farmer Politely Schools Fox News Host On Dangers Of Keystone XL Pipeline 22.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup urged the Trump administration on Friday to abandon plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline and focus instead on boosting renewable energy. In a four-minute interview on Fox News, Tanderup ― who heads a group of about 90 Nebraska landowners trying to block the pipeline ― politely countered each of host Sandra Smith’s talking points as she repeatedly suggested his personal stake was the only real reason he opposed the project.   “Our premium goal would be to leave the tar sands in the ground and move more rapidly to renewable fuels,” said Tanderup, who owns a modest 160-acre farm passed down from his wife Helen’s grandfather. Four days after his inauguration, President Donald Trump revived the Keystone XL project with an executive action inviting the Calgary-based pipeline builder TransCanada to reapply for permits to build. In 2015, then-President Barack Obama rejected the pipeline after seven years of deliberation, on the grounds that the environmental risks remained too ...
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Business Highlights 22.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

___ Trump says he will release tax reform package next week WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a “massive tax cut” under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump says the plan will result in tax cuts for […]
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The Latest: Equipment failure shut down power to thousands 22.4.2017 AP National
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Latest on a widespread power outage in San Francisco (all times local):...
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Britain Is About To Go A Full Day Without Coal For The First Time Since 1882 22.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON ― In 1952, London’s coal-fired factories and power plants spewed out so much pollution, a dense, acrid smog settled over the British capital, killing as many as 4,000 people . Sixty-five years later, the United Kingdom is poised to complete its first full day without burning any coal to generate electricity, according to National Grid, the utility that operates the British power grid. The last coal-fired plant stopped running at 11 p.m. local time the day before, making Friday the country’s first day without coal since 1882. Great Britain has never had a continuous 24 hour period without #coal . Today is looking like it could be the first. — NG Control Room (@NGControlRoom) April 21, 2017 The U.K. switches on coal-fired plants only when cleaner power stations can’t meet electricity demand. Over the last few days, coal has made up a sliver of Britain’s energy mix, according to data from Drax, the country’s biggest power station operator.    Coal use historically plummets in the spring as warmer ...
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UK aim: first coal-less day since Industrial Revolution 22.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
London • Britain expects Friday to be the first full day since the Industrial Revolution when it hasn’t depended on coal for electricity. The U.K. has steadily tried to reduce its reliance on the most-polluting of fossil fuels by increasing the use of natural gas and alternatives such as wind. The previous record for coal-free power was 19 hours, according to National Grid, which operates the country’s transmission system and expects to achieve 24 hours on Friday. “It’s a milestone in a transiti...
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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far. 21.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Donald Trump gave many signals on the campaign trail that his presidency would be a disaster for the environment. He called global warming a “hoax” and “bullshit,”  vowed to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency, and undo regulations to revive the fossil fuel industry.   Almost 100 days into Trump’s tenure, the fears of environmentalists, scientists, public health advocates have been confirmed — and then some. Before he’d even been sworn in, Trump nominated several climate deniers chummy with the fossil fuel industry to his cabinet, including former Texas Gov.  Rick Perry  as the head of the Department of Energy and Oklahoma Attorney General  Scott Pruitt  to head the Environmental Protection Agency ― a man who had sued the agency 14 times over industry regulations. Pruitt recently claimed, in contradiction to overwhelming scientific consensus, that human activity ― i.e. the burning of fossil fuels ― is not definitively the primary contributor to climate change.  On the day Trump took ...
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UK aims for first coal-less day since Industrial Revolution 21.4.2017 AP Business
LONDON (AP) -- Britain expects Friday to be the first full day since the Industrial Revolution when it hasn't depended on coal for electricity....
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French Elections: Alt-Right, Total and Gold Mines, the Story Behind the Candidates' Environmental Policies 21.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The birthplace of the Paris Climate Agreements, the first round of France's presidential election on starts on Sunday, April 23. Throughout the campaign debates on the environment have often been sidelined, with the three leading candidates showing no sign of real climate leadership. The backdrop to the election campaign has been full of "fake news", Brexit and Donald Trump. It has also been mired in scandals over corruption claims and  growing concerns of Russian interference . Many in France are still deciding who to vote for in one of the most unpredictable elections yet. If no candidate wins a majority on April 23, a second election round featuring the top two candidates will take place on May 7. Far-right Marine Le Pen's rise through the polls shows the populist pulse of Brexit and Trump's election continues to resonate on the continent. But Le Pen's efforts to give the Front National (FN) a new, greener image is tainted by the party's ongoing magnet effect with alt-right groups which reject ...
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As Mideast looks past oil, spotlight shines on entrepreneurs 21.4.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mobile app to track school buses, Arabic cooking videos on YouTube and even a portable bidet are finding support from governments in the Gulf as a slide in oil prices forces states to cull cushy public sector jobs and look to entrepreneurs to plug the gap. Recent $1 […]
GE, Still Weighed by Energy, Boosts Profit Amid Cost Cutting Plan 21.4.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
GE said Friday it boosted profit from its core industrial businesses, though it was still weighed by its oil and gas segment, amid its vow to cut costs amid investor unease over its performance.
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The Gulf states are turning to Asia in a big way. Here's why it matters. 21.4.2017 Washington Post
The Gulf states are turning to Asia in a big way. Here's why it matters.
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Saving the Planet Goes Local 21.4.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Of all the Trump administration’s policies, the one most likely to cause damage that can’t be undone may not be deporting immigrants or throwing poor people off Medicaid or outsourcing our foreign policy to the Kremlin. Rather, it could well be a cessation of efforts to combat climate change. The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is cumulative; even a later reversal of the Trump administration’s fossil fuel–friendly policies would not be able to undo the damage about to be done. Even by the environmentally retrograde standards of his party, Donald Trump stands out as an extreme climate-science denier: Cold winter weather in New York prompts him to tweet that global warming has been proven a hoax. He hates wind farms (partly because they threaten the views from one of his Scottish golf resorts). On the campaign trail, Trump vowed to repeal President Obama’s pro-climate regulations and all ...
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Every time you poop in Portland, you're helping the environment 21.4.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

Portland may soon become the nation's leader in converting bowel movements into a force for good.

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Saudi oil minister says production cuts may continue 20.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates • Saudi Arabia’s oil minister on Thursday suggested that production cuts agreed to by OPEC members and countries outside of the cartel may need to continue to help shore up crude oil prices. The comments by Khalid al-Falih carry significant weight as the kingdom is one of the world’s top oil producers. They come as the price per barrel stand above $50 and increases in U.S. shale oil production threaten to keep them low. “There is an initial agreement but it has no...
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Concerns about Trump administration spur Thompson Divide oil and gas lease lawsuit 20.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Questions about whether the Trump administration will defend a recent decision canceling oil and gas leases in Thompson Divide led Pitkin County and a local nonprofit to sue the federal government Wednesday, officials said.
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#JusticeForHan: Does 'Fate of the Furious' twist betray the 'Fast and Furious' family? 20.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

One enduring concept has famously remained at the core of the Vin Diesel-led “Fast and Furious” blockbusters since 2001, through quarter-mile races, torrid bromances, international adventures and high-stakes heists: family.

So why has one family-centric plot twist in “The Fate of the Furious,”...

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Leaked Documents Reveal Trump Administration Prepping to Ramp up Drilling, Mining, Grazing on Public Land 20.4.2017 Truthout.com
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administrators have drafted a " Priority Work List " that reveals BLM's focus on oil, gas and coal development on federal land as well as the security of the U.S.-Mexico border.  E&E News  obtained the internal documents, which had not yet been shared with BLM staff.  The list was "assembled by the team at the BLM to clearly lay out our continued commitment to ensure opportunities for commercial, recreation and conservation activities on BLM-managed lands," BLM spokeswoman Megan Crandall told E&E News.  In the first of five subsections, "Making America Safe through Energy Independence," the following are identified as key components of "BLM Priority Work":   Make additional lands available for "all of the above" energy development Address backlog of Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs) and Expressions of Interest (EOIs) Streamline Federal coal leasing and permitting, and address backlog Streamline oil and gas leasing and permitting Streamline rights-of-way processing ...
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2 killed amid massive anti-government marches in Venezuela 20.4.2017 Washington Post: World
Two people were shot dead as opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities Wednesday, battling security forces in what’s been dubbed the “mother of all marches” against the embattled socialist leader.
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Business Highlights 20.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

___ Bill O’Reilly out at Fox News Channel after 20 years NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s parent company issued a statement Wednesday that Bill O’Reilly won’t be coming back to the network. Cable news’ most popular personality has been the subject of an advertiser boycott since a report earlier this month that five […]
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