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Democrats Used to Like Natural-Gas Energy. Not Anymore 27.7.2016 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Clinton helped rewrite the Democratic platform on energy in ways that make Obama look moderate.
Google’s idea factory, where failure is definitely an option 27.7.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Building a research division is an old and often unsuccessful concept, and now that Google has been reorganized as Alphabet, investors are getting something of a yardstick to judge the progress of its “moonshots.”
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Enviros take aim at TransCanada pipeline 27.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Boston • Environmentalists are again taking aim at the company that proposed the Keystone XL pipeline — this time for another of its projects they fear would send hundreds of supertankers laden with crude oil down the Atlantic coast to refineries in Texas and Louisiana. TransCanada is behind the Energy East Pipeline project, a 4,600-kilometer pipeline, or nearly 3,000 miles, that would carry crude oil from tar sands in Western Canada to the East Coast, where it would then be shipped to refinerie... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Environmentalists take aim at TransCanada pipeline project 27.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

BOSTON (AP) — Environmentalists are again taking aim at the company that proposed the Keystone XL pipeline — this time for another of its projects they fear would send hundreds of supertankers laden with crude oil down the Atlantic coast to refineries in Texas and Louisiana. TransCanada is behind the Energy East Pipeline project, a […]
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Environmentalists take aim at TransCanada pipeline project 27.7.2016 AP Business
BOSTON (AP) -- Environmentalists are again taking aim at the company that proposed the Keystone XL pipeline - this time for another of its projects they fear would send hundreds of supertankers laden with crude oil down the Atlantic coast to refineries in Texas and Louisiana....
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Climate Change This Week: A Hot New High, Kids Show the Way, and More! 27.7.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
OO Europe's Oil Imports 'Dependent On Unstable Countries' OO Power From "The New Coal", Natural Gas, Expected To Reach A Record High, Despite Climate Concerns - bad news, because besides the bad methane emissions from its production and distribution, burning it adds further emissions. OO US Coal Ash Crisis Builds - Coal production and use has plummeted, but the wastes left behind after burning it keep on coming, and they have been stored in lightly regulated, water-filled basins since at least the 1950s. OO China Pledged To Curb Coal Plants. Greenpeace Says It's Still Adding Them. The construction boom would result in about 400 gigawatts of excess capacity and waste more than $150 billion on building unneeded plants, said the new a report. But ... OO Record Growth In Chinese Renewable Energy Markets OO Coal India Accused Of Bulldozing Human Rights Amid Production Boom says Amnesty International report. <> OO Fossil Fuel Industry Risks Losing $33 Trillion in revenue in the next 25 years due to global ...
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NRDC Report: TransCanada's "Reckless Plan B" Seeks Massive Tar Sands Oil Shipments via New Pipeline and Tankers 27.7.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) The threat of devastating tar sands spills did not end when President Obama rejected the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline last November, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is warning today in a report that lays out TransCanada's reckless Plan B. That scheme calls for building a pipeline to transport the dirtiest fuel on the planet across Canadian prairies and then shipping it by tanker down the Atlantic Coast to refineries in the Gulf of ...
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Coalition Seeks Greater Public Access to Information About Chemicals Used in Fracking 27.7.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

Today a coalition of conservation groups, landowners, and public health advocates petitioned the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation to provide broader public disclosure of information about the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

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Oil companies weigh in on political feud between two Democratic lawmakers 27.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Updates on California politics: Ad campaign pits legislative Democrats against each other, a small solution to the state's housing needs July 26, 2016, 11:48 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: Two online political...
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After the Saskatchewan oil spill, should we restrict water or oil? 26.7.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. As fires rage across California and floods displace tens of thousands in China, communities in Saskatchewan have become the latest sacrifice zones of the oil economy. After a Husky Energy pipeline spilled a quarter of a million litres of oil into the North Saskatchewan river on July 21, North Battleford and Prince Albert have shut down their water intake from the river, introduced water restrictions and begun relying on small ...
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Western Canada Oil Spill Drenches Birds, Will Taint Drinking Water for Months to Come 26.7.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nika Knight, staff writer

Despite a devastating pipeline leak that flooded the North Saskatchewan River with 200,000 liters of tar sands crude last Thursday, Husky Energy waited until Monday to shut down the leaking pipeline. An executive with the oil behemoth said the company was "deeply sorry" for the incident while announcing the pipeline closure.

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Euro bank considers funding gas pipeline 26.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Tirana, Albania • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is looking to support financially the development of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, which plans to bring gas across the Balkans and on to Italy. President Suma Chakrabarti told Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama during a visit Tuesday that the pipeline project was of great interest as it would help the region’s energy security and was deemed environmentally sustainable. “In the energy sector, the EBRD is well aware of the need to...
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Energy firm BP says 2Q earnings fell 45% 26.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
London • BP’s second-quarter earnings fell 45 percent as lower oil prices hit the British energy company. Underlying replacement cost profit, which excludes one-time items and fluctuations in the value of inventories, fell to $720 million from $1.3 billion in the same quarter a year earlier, the company said in a statement released Tuesday. BP’s net loss narrowed to $1.4 billion from $5.8 billion. BP took a pre-tax charge of $5.2 billion in the quarter for costs related to the Deepwater Horizon ...
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Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push 26.7.2016 AP Business
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy....
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Solar plane’s arrival highlights UAE’s clean-energy push 26.7.2016 Washington Post: World
The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy.
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Solar plane’s arrival highlights UAE’s clean-energy push 26.7.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy. It is OPEC’s fourth biggest oil producer, after all, where gas guzzlers rule the road and the air conditioning is always on — not just at its […]
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As DNC Delegates Gather in the ‘Birthplace of Democracy’, Local Communities Fight for their Right to Breathe 25.7.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Emma Pike

From July 25th-29th 2016, South Philadelphia will be home to the Democratic National Convention. The DNC’s location this year will no doubt be repeatedly referenced by delegates and reporters from across the nation and beyond, with much to be made of the city’s prominent role in America’s early struggle for democracy and freedom. What is unlikely to be discussed at the convention - or given coverage by either national or international media - is the reality of everyday life for Philadelphians, and the rights and freedoms that we are still fighting for.

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Time for Democrats to Take On Big Oil 25.7.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
It's Monday morning and I'm riding the Amtrak train down from Boston to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. We're someplace in Connecticut right now, rumbling along at a slow speed past the backs of industrial parks and small family homes. Occasionally I'll catch glimpses of the highway where cars cruise past us, arguably a more comfortable ride than my bench here in the cafe car, with its bad coffee and overpriced, reheated meals. Don't get me wrong, I love the train. Even with the crowds, delays, and occasional unexplained shut down, riding the rails in 2016 beats highway gridlock and long security lines at the airport. But also, come on: it's 2016. Weren't we supposed to have hoverboards, flying cars, and super-fast elevated bullet trains by now? What happened? And what can we do about it? That's part of why I'm headed down to Philadelphia this week. It's not a lack of technological smarts that's prevented us from fully embracing a clean energy future (well, maybe on hoverboards), ...
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Planned Gas Pipeline Construction on East Coast Puts Climate at Risk: Report 25.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Nineteen now-pending pipeline projects, if constructed, would let enough natural gas flow out of the Appalachian basin to cause the entire US to blow through its climate pledges, ushering the world into more than 2 degrees Celsius of global warming, a newly released report by Oil Change International concludes. Even if the Environmental Protection Agency's recently-announced methane rules manage to slash leaks from new natural gas infrastructure as planned, building those pipelines would be catastrophic for the climate, the researchers warn. "All together, these 19 pending pipeline projects would enable 116 trillion cubic feet of additional gas production by 2050,"  the report , entitled A Bridge Too Far: How Appalachian Basin Gas Pipeline Expansion Will Undermine US Climate Goals, says. "The currently planned gas production expansion in Appalachia would make meeting US climate goals impossible, even if the [Obama] Administration's newly proposed methane rules are successful in reducing methane leakage ...
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Taking a conservative approach to clean energy 25.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new group aims to give conservatives a voice in natural gas, wind and solar energy policies.
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