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The Daily 202: President Obama's time to get things done is running very short on Capitol Hill 1.7.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Trade, Zika funding and his SCOTUS pick are all at stake
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NASA's 'armored tank' Juno ventures into a fierce realm of radiation, hunting for Jupiter's secrets 1.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Heidi Becker crept through the darkened, empty hallways of a Parisian hospital, rolling a cart full of lead bricks. In a radiology treatment room, she positioned the bricks around a device that she placed in the crosshairs of an electron-shooting linear accelerator.

This unusual patient was an...

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Richest nations fail to agree on deadline to phase out fossil fuel subsidies 1.7.2016 Washington Post: World
Campaigners say hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies for fossil fuels are undermining efforts to tackle climate change. But a target date for their removal remains elusive.
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AQMD plan would fight smog mainly through incentives, not rules 1.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

For decades, regulators have attacked Southern California’s notorious smog through an ever-stricter array of regulations that forced polluters to deploy cleaner technology.

But a plan released Thursday by the South Coast Air Quality Management District takes a more industry-friendly approach. It...

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Pepco filing for 5.25% rate increase in District, first in three years 1.7.2016 Washington Post
Pepco filing for 5.25% rate increase in District, first in three years
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Siemens UK warns that Brexit vote could hit investment 1.7.2016 BBC: Business
One of the UK's biggest industrial companies, Siemens UK, tells the BBC that future investment could be hit in the wake of the Brexit vote.
Al Gore's daughter among 23 arrested in pipeline protest 1.7.2016 AP Business
BOSTON (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a pipeline under construction....
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World Bank president expresses concern over Brexit 1.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New Delhi • The World Bank president said Thursday that India had shown resilience in the situation created by Britain’s decision to exit from the European Union, but it will be affected “if there were more events creating more uncertainty.” Jim Yong Kim told reporters that the British decision has caused a shortage of capital for developing nations like India and money was flowing into safe havens like gold and U.S. treasury bills. Urging countries to embrace multilateralism and multilateral in... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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"A Classic State Capitalist": How Donald Trump Profited From Public Subsidies and Political Favors 30.6.2016 Truthout.com
"It's not been easy for me. It has not been easy for me. I started off in Brooklyn. My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars." Those were the words of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump during a town hall event last year in New Hampshire. Today we look back at Trump's rise to power and how he profited from his father's deep pocketbook and political connections. Decades before Donald Trump became a household name, his father Fred Trump emerged as one of New York's most prolific real estate developers, building more than 27,000 homes in Brooklyn and Queens. In 1927, Fred Trump made the news when he was arrested at a Ku Klux Klan riot in Queens. We speak to Wayne Barrett, considered the preeminent journalist on Donald Trump. As a reporter at The Village Voice, Barrett began reporting on Donald Trump in the late 1970s. Barrett's 1991 biography of Trump was just republished as an ebook with the title of Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Deals, the Downfall, the ...
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From Local Pants to Local Energy: The Case for Localizing Our Economies 30.6.2016 Truthout - All Articles
To reject the imperative of re-localizing our economies requires a great deal of denial and/or hubris, twin cultural delusions that are at the root of our existential predicament. We deny that the global model of endless growth and concentrated wealth is inherently unsustainable. Surviving ecological collapse … isn't there an app for that? Workers unload farmed cotton in the Andhra Pradesh state of India. (Photo: Jankie ) During a panel discussion this May on Community Choice Energy , a rapidly growing initiative in California and six other states that enables communities to seize control of local electricity services, I argued for the economic benefits of building out local, decentralized renewable energy assets such as rooftop and community solar arrays. I was followed by a panelist who chided my "misguided" belief in the virtue of locally-generated, clean energy. "Who cares whether our electricity is locally generated?" he quipped. "I've never heard of anyone demanding local pants, and local ...
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'Tesla Solar' wants to be Apple store for electricity 30.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Tesla Motors Inc.’s bid to buy the biggest U.S. rooftop solar installer has little to do with selling cars. Rather, it’s about solving two of the biggest problems standing in the way of the next solar boom. And perhaps a good deal more. When Chief Executive Elon Musk came out last week with his $2.86 billion plan to acquire SolarCity Inc., it was almost universally derided as a risky financial move that threatens to derail the electric car maker at its most critical moment. That’s undoubtedly tr...
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California isn't serious about climate change if it gives up on clean cars 29.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are willing to cut clean-car subsidies for residents out of the budget, but they continue to subsidize corporate fossil fuel technologies through the Self-Generation Incentive Program, which is meant to fund clean energy projects. (“California...

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Californians sign off on closing nuclear plant 29.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Sacramento, Calif. • California land officials dropped their longstanding environmental objections to the state’s last nuclear power plant and signed off Tuesday on a deal to close the Central Coast facility nearly 20 years ahead of its previously planned termination. The State Lands Commission approved a lease allowing Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to continue operating the Diablo Canyon twin-reactor plant through August 2025, a date the company and environmental groups agreed to last week. Memb...
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Tesla's quiet talks with this company could help redefine the gas station as we know it 28.6.2016 Washington Post
Tesla's quiet talks with this company could help redefine the gas station as we know it
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Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement, largest auto settlement in U.S. history 28.6.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
Volkswagen will spend $14.7 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history. Under the settlement revealed Tuesday by a U.S. District Court in San ...
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Volkswagen to pay Washington state $26 million 28.6.2016 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Volkswagen has agreed to pay the state more than $26 million over its deceptive marketing of its &quot;clean diesel&quot; vehicles....
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VW settles emissions-cheating cases for $14.7 billion; car owners to get up to $10,000 each 28.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Volkswagen will spend $14.7 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.

Under the settlement revealed Tuesday by a U.S. District Court in San Francisco,...

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Power supply restored after China tornado 28.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, June 28 : Power supply has been restored to a city in China's Jiangsu province after it was hit by a deadly tornado last week, officials said on Tuesday.
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Brexit: Fear, Loathing and Anger on Both Sides of the Channel 27.6.2016 Truthout.com
A man carrying a European Union flag walks past the Palace of Westminster, themeeting place of the two houses of the Parliament, a day after Britain voted to break out of the European Union, in London, June 24, 2016. (Andrew Testa / The New York Times) The UK's and Europe's leaders have shifted into the crisis mode of urgent, high-stakes weekend meetings. But rather than making progress, these officials have instead exposed gaping differences among the Continental powers and chaos at the top Britain's Conservative and Labor parties. The UK's political class is reeling from the Brexit vote. The major players in both parties now face having to manage a process that will prove to be difficult and stressful, where numerous details that will have profound long-term implications need to be sorted out. Even in a best case scenario, the results will make a lot of citizens less well off, and it won't be just people working in the City who can arguably afford it (for instance, a recession is pretty much a given). ...
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California Inc.: Looking beyond the Brexit vote 27.6.2016 LA Times: Business

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Trading resumes today under the cloud of Britain’s stunning decision to exit, or “Brexit,”...

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