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Harnessing the sun 29.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
From a hillside along Moffat County Road 177 in Craig, it is clear who the big energy player is in the region. In 2015, 2.1 million tons of coal were recovered from the Trapper Mine, where a dragline could be seen removing dirt from the underlying coal seam. At the $1.2 billion Craig Station power plant, sitting on 1,120 acres, the capacity exists to produce 1,303 megawatts of power at any time. That is enough to power more than 200,000 homes. The two operations dwarf what lies between them at the community solar garden — a 577-kilowatt system that sits on four acres. Given how much land the solar garden uses, it would need to be 9,033 acres to produce as much power as the neighboring power plant. “That hillside is only going to produce so much (coal),” Yampa Valley Electric Association foreman John Cromer said while walking through the solar garden. “We have a lot to gain by being a part of a facility like this.” It is evident that some residents do not like the idea of green energy being produced in ...
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Cooling technologies become red hot 28.5.2016 BBC: Business
Sainsbury's tests new ways to keep food cold
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Fracking go-ahead: What happens next? 28.5.2016 BBC: Business
Now plans for fracking have been given the go-ahead in North Yorkshire, the BBC's John Moylan looks at whether old industrial sites be used for future fracking applications.
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G-7 issues: Global economy, terrorism, women 27.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized economies pledged to tackle major economic and political risks including terrorism, floods of refugees, climate change and cyber-attacks. Here are highlights of the G-7 leaders’ declaration: ——— WORLD ECONOMY: The G-7 leaders said it was an urgent priority to “collectively” tackle global economic challenges. They pledged to use all policy tools — monetary, fiscal and structural — to strengthen global demand. The leaders urged further investment in...
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Key issues at G-7: Global economy, terrorism, women 27.5.2016 AP Business
The leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized economies pledged to tackle major economic and political risks including terrorism, floods of refugees, climate change and cyber-attacks....
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Some states may be making a big mistake about rooftop solar 27.5.2016 Washington Post
Some states may be making a big mistake about rooftop solar
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The Daily Trail: About that Trump vs. Sanders debate... 27.5.2016 Washington Post
The Daily Trail: About that Trump vs. Sanders debate...
Gawker up for sale, big wind energy IPO, trans-Atlantic cable 27.5.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
Gawker up for sale, big wind energy IPO, trans-Atlantic cable two months ago after it had posted a sex tape of the wrestler, would not say when Silicon Valley venture capitalist Gawker said Thursday that it expects to win its appeal and that it’s always said it is exploring contingency plans. Microsoft and Facebook are laying a high-speed Internet cable across the Atlantic Ocean, connecting data hubs in Northern Virginia and Bilbao, Spain. The project will be operated by an affiliate of Spanish telecommunications firm Telefonica, which will sell unused capacity to other customers. Internet companies often pay to use cables owned by telecommunications providers, but the new project won’t be the first owned by a U.S. tech company. The company, which plans to list its shares on Nasdaq in Copenhagen, will sell more than 15 percent of its shares, with existing shareholders selling shares. The Danish government, which now owns 58.8 percent of the company, plans to sell part of its stake, but will ...
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Trump uses energy speech to outline general election pitch 27.5.2016 AP Politics
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an "America first" energy plan he said would unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy sources to push the United States toward energy independence....
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Shell says it will limit solar investment until it proves profitable 27.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Chief executive Ben van Beurden tells shareholders the firm wants to gradually increase its operations in clean energy

Shell will avoid investing too heavily in solar or other technologies until they can make financial profits, its chief executive has said.

Ben van Beurden told a meeting of shareholders in London that the oil company was already established in windfarms, a carbon capture plant, and wanted to gradually increase its operations in clean energy.

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Dong Energy IPO to value windfarm operator at £11bn 26.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Danish firm that is major investor in UK offshore windfarms expects to sell up to 17% of shares in year’s biggest float so far

Danish-based Dong Energy, a major investor in British offshore windfarms, is heading for the world’s biggest stock market flotation so far this year with a price tag for the entire business of 106.5bn kroner (£11bn).

The group, which has been a flag carrier for companies moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy, expects to sell up to 17% of its shares, each priced between 200 and 255 kroner.

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The Desperate Plight of Petro-States 26.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Mr. Hicks46 ; Edited: LW / TO) Pity the poor petro-states. Once so wealthy from oil sales that they could finance wars, mega-projects, and domestic social peace simultaneously, some of them are now beset by internal strife or are on the brink of collapse as oil prices remain at ruinously low levels. Unlike other countries, which largely finance their governments through taxation, petro-states rely on their oil and natural gas revenues. Russia, for example, obtains about 50% of government income that way; Nigeria, 60% ; and Saudi Arabia, a whopping 90% . When oil was selling at $100 per barrel or above, as was the case until 2014, these countries could finance lavish government projects and social welfare operations, ensuring widespread popular support. Now, with oil below $50 and likely to persist at that level, they find themselves curbing public spending and fending off rising domestic discontent or even incipient revolt. At the peak of their glory, the petro-states played an outsized role in ...
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Could you endure the world’s longest nonstop flight? Find out who’s king of the long haul. 26.5.2016 Washington Post
Could you endure the world’s longest nonstop flight? Find out who’s king of the long haul.
Trump to deliver energy policy speech in North Dakota 26.5.2016 AP Politics
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver his first policy speech on energy on Thursday, hours after locking up enough delegates to secure the GOP nomination....
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Rooftop solar faces tough question: Lease or own? 26.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
It’s tough to argue with free. That’s why the no-money-down solar lease became the most popular choice for U.S. rooftop power. Now, though, the equation is changing. Falling costs are making it easier for consumers to buy solar systems outright, and banks and solar installers are promoting loans with no upfront payments. That’s a threat to companies such as SolarCity, Sunrun and Vivint Solar, which built their businesses on people signing decades-long contracts. Installation growth is slowing fo...
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Climate resolutions fall short at ExxonMobil’s annual meeting 26.5.2016 Washington Post
Climate resolutions fall short at ExxonMobil’s annual meeting
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Tech billionaire reportedly funded Hulk Hogan’s suit against Gawker 26.5.2016 Washington Post
Tech billionaire reportedly funded Hulk Hogan’s suit against Gawker
Wynn envisions water paradise in dry Nevada 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Las Vegas • Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada. Casino magnate Steve Wynn can, though not everyone shares the vision of the man who brought dancing water fountains, pirate sea battles and an exploding volcano to adorn his previous Las Vegas gambling resorts. The plan is still in the design phase and hasn’t received final approval...
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Planners seek to transform border town into destination 25.5.2016 AP Business
SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) -- Trucks race along a winding road in the arid New Mexico desert. As they travel through Santa Teresa, a border-crossing port of entry and unincorporated town, they pass millions of square feet of warehouses that store steel coil, wind turbine blades and specialty glass....
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Casino magnate Wynn envisions water paradise in dry Nevada 25.5.2016 AP National
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada....
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