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Redskins president sets sights on greatest task: Getting Daniel Snyder a new stadium 23.4.2017 Washington Post
The son of a legendary head coach and brother of a former governor and U.S. senator, Bruce Allen has steered the Washington area’s NFL franchise through some tough times. But brokering a billion-dollar-plus deal to build the team a new home represents his biggest challenge yet.
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Coal Miners’ Futures in Renewable Energy 23.4.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: President Trump has scored political points by touting coal-mining jobs, but he could create more real jobs in coal country by recognizing the potential for renewable-energy jobs, says Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall If President Trump wants to earn…Read more →
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Saudi Arabia plans a future beyond oil 22.4.2017 Washington Post
Faced with a crash in crude oil prices that began in 2014, the world’s premier petro-state has a vision for economic reinvention that includes selling a chunk of its crown jewel, the state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco.
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John Kerry: Why I’m an optimist this Earth Day 22.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Just as in 1970, it is up to each of us to dial up the demand signal to politicians to protect our environment.
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UK aim: first coal-less day since Industrial Revolution 22.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
London • Britain expects Friday to be the first full day since the Industrial Revolution when it hasn’t depended on coal for electricity. The U.K. has steadily tried to reduce its reliance on the most-polluting of fossil fuels by increasing the use of natural gas and alternatives such as wind. The previous record for coal-free power was 19 hours, according to National Grid, which operates the country’s transmission system and expects to achieve 24 hours on Friday. “It’s a milestone in a transiti...
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UK aims for first coal-less day since Industrial Revolution 21.4.2017 AP Business
LONDON (AP) -- Britain expects Friday to be the first full day since the Industrial Revolution when it hasn't depended on coal for electricity....
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UK set for first full day without coal power 21.4.2017 BBC: Business
The National Grid confident of achieving the feat as natural gas plays a bigger role in supply.
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French Elections: Alt-Right, Total and Gold Mines, the Story Behind the Candidates' Environmental Policies 21.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The birthplace of the Paris Climate Agreements, the first round of France's presidential election on starts on Sunday, April 23. Throughout the campaign debates on the environment have often been sidelined, with the three leading candidates showing no sign of real climate leadership. The backdrop to the election campaign has been full of "fake news", Brexit and Donald Trump. It has also been mired in scandals over corruption claims and  growing concerns of Russian interference . Many in France are still deciding who to vote for in one of the most unpredictable elections yet. If no candidate wins a majority on April 23, a second election round featuring the top two candidates will take place on May 7. Far-right Marine Le Pen's rise through the polls shows the populist pulse of Brexit and Trump's election continues to resonate on the continent. But Le Pen's efforts to give the Front National (FN) a new, greener image is tainted by the party's ongoing magnet effect with alt-right groups which reject ...
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Trump's anti-science budget will be a disaster for America's bottom line 21.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In its approach to scientific research, President Trump’s budget can be accurately described as a mugging. I’ve watched this happen before, up close and personal. It does not end well.

In 1979, President Carter set an ambitious but achievable goal to get 20% of the nation’s energy from renewable...

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ConocoPhillips sells San Juan Basin assets for up to $3 billion 21.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
ConocoPhillips has announced the sale of its interests in the San Juan Basin – a natural gas and oil field that spans northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado – to Hilcorp San Juan LP for up to $3 billion.
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Every time you poop in Portland, you're helping the environment 21.4.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

Portland may soon become the nation's leader in converting bowel movements into a force for good.

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Leaked Documents Reveal Trump Administration Prepping to Ramp up Drilling, Mining, Grazing on Public Land 20.4.2017 Truthout.com
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administrators have drafted a " Priority Work List " that reveals BLM's focus on oil, gas and coal development on federal land as well as the security of the U.S.-Mexico border.  E&E News  obtained the internal documents, which had not yet been shared with BLM staff.  The list was "assembled by the team at the BLM to clearly lay out our continued commitment to ensure opportunities for commercial, recreation and conservation activities on BLM-managed lands," BLM spokeswoman Megan Crandall told E&E News.  In the first of five subsections, "Making America Safe through Energy Independence," the following are identified as key components of "BLM Priority Work":   Make additional lands available for "all of the above" energy development Address backlog of Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs) and Expressions of Interest (EOIs) Streamline Federal coal leasing and permitting, and address backlog Streamline oil and gas leasing and permitting Streamline rights-of-way processing ...
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Solar energy disparity emerges among Minnesota schools 20.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Schools are embracing solar to save money on utility bills and put more toward education. But a complicated web of utility rules and regulations means opportunities aren't universal.
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Green Investment Bank sold to Australian firm 20.4.2017 BBC: Business
The deal requires that the new owner retains the name and team, with the headquarters remaining in Edinburgh.
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Wind industry announces boom year, crowns Xcel utility leader 20.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wind now supplies a quarter of energy in Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas. Growth is expected to continue.
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Why did L.A. County create another utility? 20.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a public energy program that will be run by the government with promises of lower bills and cleaner energy.
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Results serve as a wake-up call for the GOP, but Democrats are unlikely to recapture the House 20.4.2017 Washington Post
Picking up 24 seats in the 2018 midterm elections to win control of the House will still be very hard for Democrats. Despite all the national help Democrat Jon Ossoff got, he barely outperformed Hillary Clinton in the district.
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EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal plant pollution 19.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court in Washington to postpone consideration of 2012 rules requiring energy companies to cut emissions of toxic chemicals. The agency said in a court filing it wants to review the restrictions, which are already in effect. Nationally, most utilities are already on pace to comply with the new standards. It is...
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Top Trump advisers at odds over Paris climate deal 19.4.2017 Washington Post
The White House postponed a meeting Tuesday to hash out differences over whether to stay in — or ditch — the deal.
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Mike Pence's warning to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready' 19.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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