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An ugly truth behind 'ethical consumerism' 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
An ugly truth behind 'ethical consumerism'
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Total Failure of Governance by Trump: Island-Wide Blackout Deepens Puerto Rico Crisis 19.4.2018 Truthout.com
View of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 18, 2018, as a major failure knocked out the electricity in Puerto Rico, leaving the entire island without power nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the electrical grid. It could take up to 36 hours to restore electricity to nearly 1.5 million affected customers. It was the second widespread failure in less than a week, underscoring just how fragile Puerto Rico's electricity remains since the storm hit on September 20, 2017. (Photo: Jose Jimenez / Getty Images) After struggling for nearly seven months to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid, which was destroyed by  Hurricane Maria , the US territory experienced an island-wide blackout on Wednesday -- its first since the storm  struck  last September. As meteorologist Eric Holthaus put it, "This is still a humanitarian emergency." Puerto Rico, Day 210: —The entire island (>3,000,000 people) is w/o power for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck —More than 10k people still w/o clean water, >100k ...
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Solar panel maker SunPower is buying tariff-loving rival that hurt its sales 19.4.2018 LA Times: Business

SunPower Corp.’s new strategy: If you can’t beat them in the tariff game, buy them.

The panel maker, which spent more than a year fighting U.S. import tariffs, announced Wednesday that it is buying a rival that was instrumental in pushing for them. The purchase of SolarWorld Americas for an undisclosed...

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Eni investing 7 billion euros in Italy over 4 years 18.4.2018 AP Business
MILAN (AP) -- Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi says that the oil giant will invest 7 billion euros ($8.6 billion) in activities in its home country of Italy over the next four years....
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The Energy 202: NAACP joins environmental groups in calling for Scott Pruitt's ouster 18.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
A coalition of labor and civil rights organizations want the EPA chief to go.
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Here's how Minnesota is doing with renewable energy 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Just ahead of Earth Day, MPR News takes stock of the state's moves away from coal and toward renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
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Colorado wind had a good year in 2017 with some big deals to report 18.4.2018 Denver Post: Business
Last year was good for Colorado's wind industry, according to the 2017 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report released Tuesday.
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The Energy 202: A key Senate Republican zeroes in on Scott Pruitt's emails 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Sen. Barrasso's letter may give other Republicans cover to criticize the EPA chief more openly.
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Why do we need new rules on shipping emissions? Well, 90 percent of global trade depends on ships. 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The new rules won't be “Paris compliant,” though — they don't go far enough.
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Solar energy is at risk 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Solar energy is at risk
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The Daily 202: How James Comey’s battles with the Bush White House prepared him to stand up to Trump 16.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
His memoir paints Dick Cheney and the former vice president’s top aides in a dark light.
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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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Blowing in the wind: Plutonium at former nuclear weapons site 16.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
As crews demolished a shuttered nuclear weapons plant during 2017 in central Washington, specks of plutonium were swept up in high gusts and blown miles across a desert plateau above the Columbia River.
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What’s on MPR News today? 4/16/18 16.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Here are the topics and guests you'll hear today on MPR News.
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Spring storm moves east after blanketing central US in snow 16.4.2018 AP National
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota residents slogged through a mid-April storm Sunday that dumped 2 feet (half a meter) of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest, coated roads with ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and tornadoes before plowing toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S....
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The Atlantic Coast Pipeline threatens Virginia’s economy and clean-energy jobs 14.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Are we going to invest more in the cost-increasing fossil fuels of the last century?
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Today: Lordy, There’s a Book 13.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The first words on the new book from fired FBI Director James B. Comey won’t be the last.

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Lordy, There’s a Book

Former FBI Director James B. Comey said he has a story to tell, and now it’s coming out — even though his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” isn’t being released until next week. In...

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Lawmakers say Trump exploring rejoining Pacific trade talks 13.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining negotiations on the Pacific Rim agreement after he pulled out last year as part of his "America first" agenda.
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The Daily 202: Paul Ryan’s party is over 12.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The speaker’s exit highlights the scale of the GOP’s transformation.
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Long Cons: Trump's War in Syria; Ryan Quits After Deficit; Shell Knew Too: 'BradCast' 4/11/2018 12.4.2018 BradBlog
We unpack alotta long cons on today's BradCast, some of them decades in the making. Among them: Trump's new position on U.S. war in places like Syria, versus his position before he became President; GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan's position on deficit spending before he and Congressional Republicans exploded the ...
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