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Power grid operator offers alternatives to natural gas plant but at higher cost 18.8.2017 LA Times: Business

The manager of California’s electric grid told state regulators that clean energy could be substituted for a proposed natural gas plant in Ventura County but at a higher cost.

A 46-page report issued late Wednesday by the California Independent System Operator offered three alternatives to building...

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In the complex world of sustainability, taxes are still certain 17.8.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Countries remaining in the Paris accord may impose energy taxes on U.S.-refined products, which could create a new tracking and reporting nightmare.
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AECOM and Canadian energy storage start-up will cut costs by putting power under the pump 17.8.2017 Planet Ark News
A joint Australian-Canadian project will use compressed air to halve the cost of energy storage and provide the equivalent of a new gas power plant in back-up power.
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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 […]
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Stocks eke out gain after retailers post stronger-than-expected earnings 17.8.2017 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks rose slightly Wednesday as Urban Outfitters and Target helped retailers rally. That was enough to overcome losses by energy companies and market turbulence stirred up by the controversy over President Trump’s manufacturing council.

Urban Outfitters and Target did better in the second...

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German state to electrify 10km of highway for overhead charging of trucks 16.8.2017 TreeHugger
This could be the start of significantly more efficient trucking.
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The death of 'alternative energy' 16.8.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Remembering the days when that term referred to clean coal and fracking.
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Green Web Hosting: How does it work and what are the benefits? 16.8.2017 Earth Times
Green web hosting is a simple, inexpensive step businesses can take to reduce the environmental impact of their websites. This is how it works...
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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.
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The Trump Administration Doesn’t Understand Climate Change and This Federal Report Proves It 15.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  There’s little doubt: The climate is changing, human activity is accelerating the process, and the U.S. is already feeling its effects, according to an expansive climate report that dozens of government scientists drafted. The nonprofit Internet Archive first uploaded the 543-page report, which is awaiting […]
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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 ...

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Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Shaurya’ commissioned in Goa 13.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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No, the United States won't invade Venezuela, but here’s what it could do to help 13.8.2017 Washington Post
No, the United States won't invade Venezuela, but here’s what it could do to help
New Fraud Allegations Emerge at Troubled "Clean Coal" Project As Southern Co. Records Multi-Billion Loss 11.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Southern Co. is accused of fraudulently misrepresenting the prospects for its troubled "clean coal" project in Kemper County, Mississippi in several legal filings this summer. Southern  announced  in late July that it was shuttering the troubled "clean coal" part of Kemper after construction ran years behind schedule and the company spent $7.5 billion on the 582 megawatt power plant -- over $5 billion more than it first projected. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Brett Wingo, a former Southern Company engineer,  alleges  he warned the company's top executives that it would not be possible to meet key construction deadlines. Management responded by retaliating against him, the complaint asserts, and Southern continued to assure investors and the public that Kemper's schedule and budget targets would be met, then blamed unpredictable factors like the weather when those goals were missed. Wingo’s claim that Southern misled investors by concealing construction-related problems drew national attention in a front ...
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Trump officials begin review of Obama emissions standards for cars 11.8.2017 Washington Post
Trump officials begin review of Obama emissions standards for cars
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Credit Suisse bans trading of Venezuelan bonds 11.8.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Credit Suisse has banned the trading and use of Venezuelan bonds, as the political and financial crisis in the South American country escalates....
Credit Suisse bans trading of Venezuelan bonds 11.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit Suisse has banned the trading and use of Venezuelan bonds, as the political and financial crisis in the South American country escalates. The bank will no longer trade, nor accept as collateral, two specific types of Venezuelan securities as well as any bonds the country issued from June 1 going […]
6 Charts to Understand U.S. State Greenhouse Gas Emissions 10.8.2017 WRI Stories
6 Charts to Understand U.S. State Greenhouse Gas EmissionsAdd Comment|PrintCoal-fired power plant near Becker, Minnesota. Photo by Tony Webster/flickr As major global greenhouse gas emitters, U.S. states have the economic heft and legislative authority to move the United States toward much lower emissions and cleaner energy. While many done so in the last decade, some remain stuck in the high-emitting past.  The following six charts show how emissions from U.S. states compare, how they are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Beware at the pump: Black-market fuel schemes use stolen credit card info to make millions 10.8.2017 LA Times: Business

A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside pickup trucks and vans.

Stealing fuel can be less risky than selling drugs...

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The Energy 202: Trump's lack of nuclear knowledge is what's really scary 10.8.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump's lack of nuclear knowledge is what's really scary
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