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Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking 26.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
Wayne Woolsey, an oilman since 1958, says he has core samples pulled from deep below the shale rock here that "look awful promising," comparable to what has been found elsewhere in the country where fracking has brought plentiful jobs and enriched land owners and energy ...
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Bay Area solar firms take dim view of Arizona utility’s move 25.10.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
In Arizona, the state’s largest utility has proposed leasing rooftops from its residential customers, installing solar arrays and paying the homeowners $30 a month in return. If approved by state regulators, the plan would place Arizona Public Service in direct competition with Bay Area companies such as Sungevity, Sunrun and SolarCity that already lease panels to homeowners. Washington state legislators this year rejected a bill that would have given utilities exclusive rights to lease panels to their customers. The bill, which solar companies worry may return in the next session, said that “If an electric utility offers a leased energy program, no other entity may offer leases to the utility’s customers.” With the number of rooftop solar installations rising at breakneck speed, utilities have begun to fear a future in which more and more customers generate their own energy, leaving others to bear the cost of maintaining the electrical grid. The APS plan would treat solar panels the same way, with ...
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Xcel signs deal to construct three large solar projects near Minnesota cities 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
The utility said the project could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 7 million tons.
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Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy: The Story Begins in Navajo Country 24.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Solar panels in the Nevada desert. (Photo: jsmoorman ) Do you want media that's accountable to YOU, not to advertisers or billionaire sponsors? Invest in independent media - donate to Truthout today! This story is part of the Climate in Our Hands collaboration between Truthout and YES! Magazine. “I grew up without running water,” Nichole Alex, a young woman from Dilkon, Ariz., says in a video released by the activist group Black Mesa Water Coalition . Alex grew up on the Navajo reservation in the rural Black Mesa region of Arizona, where for decades a controversial coal mine emptied the region’s aquifer, leaving local wells dry. “I grew up traveling 20 miles to gather water,” Alex continues. “That’s not fair, that my community is being sacrificed to power the valley here.” In 1970, the Peabody Coal Company began mining on the reservation. Although tribal members were initially enthusiastic about the jobs the mine would provide, over time the relationship grew rocky. The company built a coal slurry ...
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Marks & Spencer builds UKs largest rooftop solar panel network 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Around 24,000 panels will top its vast Castle Donington centre in bid to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources

Marks & Spencer is building the UKs largest array of rooftop solar panels on its distribution centre in Castle Donington.

Spread across 900,000 sq ft with more than 24,000 photovoltaic panels, the system will generate nearly enough energy in daylight hours to power the distribution centre which handles all the goods M&S sells via its online store.

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Europe and the 'why me?' approach to decarbonisation 24.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

A slowdown in the EUs pace of climate action may inspire unintended reciprocal measures in the runup to the 2015 global climate summit in Paris

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Why There's a Real Chance My Texas Town Might Ban Fracking 24.10.2014 Truthout.com
Local organizers hold electric lights in support of the fracking ban at the courthouse square in Denton, October, 2014. (Photo: Candice Bernd) The history of the quirky Texas town of Denton's struggle with fracking reveals why the gas industry's propaganda about "responsible drilling" is deceitful and why a total ban on fracking is necessary. Denton residents understand this from years of personal experience. Local organizers hold electric lights in support of the fracking ban at the courthouse square in Denton, October, 2014. (Photo: Candice Bernd) The support of readers like you got this story published - and helps Truthout stay free from corporate advertising. Can you sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation today? I live on Denton Street, in Denton, Texas, in Denton County, so I know a thing or two about the city of Denton - and its ongoing struggle with the gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within city limits. I live a little more than a mile from McKenna Park, where, ...
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EU emissions target isn't as ambitious as it seems 24.10.2014 New Scientists HIV
The European Union's agreement to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 sounds impressive, but we're halfway to that ...
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Ukraine crisis - the view from Russia 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Former Russian spy chief Nikolai Patrushev challenges western perspectives on the standoff between Moscow and Kiev in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta

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Hydropower means a lot worldwide. 24.10.2014 Earth Times
How big a dam? The very largest could just be a step too far, with the vast eco-resources of a river destroyed, along with all that depends on the river’s heart-its resident species. Smaller dams mean much less loss of migration opportunity, more room for natural river systems and less disruption of the river bed and its riparian species.
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Cory Gardner: Bring us together 24.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Coloradans are independent thinkers who expect candidates for office to present a clear and positive vision for the future of our state. Too often in this campaign, the dialogue has focused on negative attacks that divide Coloradans instead of a positive vision that brings us together. I think Colorado deserves better and that’s why I’ve proposed my Four Corners plan. The Four Corners plan focuses on growing our economy, moving us toward North American energy security, improving education, and conserving our beautiful environment. In order to get people back to work we must reform the tax code, making it flatter and fairer and designed to incentivize small business expansion through tax-free savings. Much of this is achieved by getting the federal government out of the way by relieving some of the duplicative and burdensome regulations imposed on our small businesses. Obamacare’s mandates are stifling growth and development and our businesses are suffering; we must replace this law with common sense, ...
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EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Climate commissioner hails strong signal ahead of global Paris summit but key aspects of deal left vague or voluntary

European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030.

But key aspects of the deal that will form a bargaining position for global climate talks in Paris next year were left vague or voluntary, raising questions as to how the aims would be realised.

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Apple, GT Advanced Technologies in deal to pay off loan, close new Arizona glass plant 24.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race 24.10.2014 NPR News
Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.
EU leaders set to strike climate deal to cut greenhouse gases 40% by 2030 23.10.2014 Guardian: Environment
But Poland threatens to use veto against agreement aimed to set the stage for Paris summit if it is not granted exemptions Continue reading...
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Toshiba to supply 10,000 energy storage systems for Eneres 23.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Tokyo, Oct. 23 : Toshiba Corporation on Thursday announced that it has been selected to supply 10,000 energy storage systems by Eneres Co., Ltd., a pioneer in providing business solutions to independent power producers and suppliers (PPS).
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EU climate policy being 'taken hostage' by Ukip, MEPs say 23.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

David Cameron must show courage to face down Ukip-friendly backbenchers or UK risks undermining a strong 2030 goal on saving energy, warn MEPs

Five graphs that explain the EU 2030 climate deal

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Twenty MPs declare more than £100,000 from second jobs 23.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Former ministers among those saying that they received combined £7.1m in income from outside parliament

MPs, including former coalition ministers who have since returned to the backbenches, have declared more than £7.1m earnings from second jobs and outside interests, according to parliamentary records.

An analysis by the Guardian shows that 26 MPs declared more earnings from directorships, paid employment or shareholdings than they did from their parliamentary salary, with more than 20 declaring more than £100,000 in outside earnings in the latest register of members interests.

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3M encourages employees to make solar leap 23.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
3M is offering employees significant discounts on solar panels for their homes.
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Puerto Rico prosecutors files fraud charges against officials at troubled public power company 23.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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