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Wind-driven brush fire closes Highway 395 in Inyo County 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A wind-driven brush fire in Inyo County has shut down Highway 395 between Manzanar and Lone Pine, the California Highway Patrol said Thursday.

The Spillway fire began before noon and has spread across 120 acres east of the highway, pushed by 20 mph winds, the California Department of Forestry and...

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Solar sailing 20.4.2018 BBC: Business
How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.
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A Federal Court Just Halted Trump’s Efforts to Punish Sanctuary Cities 20.4.2018 Mother Jones
A federal appeals court on Thursday issued a national injunction against the Trump administration’s efforts to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities. The court sided with the city of Chicago, which sued the Trump administration last year after  Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the DOJ would deny certain publicly safety grants to law enforcement […]
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“Very high” fire danger plagues eastern Colorado plains Thursday, winter storm expected to descend Friday 19.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Meteorologists are warning Coloradans Thursday about "very high" fire danger this afternoon over portions of the eastern plains intensified by warm temperatures, high winds and relative humidity as low as 13 percent.
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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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Wine and waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge 18.4.2018 AP Washington
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) -- The Columbia River Gorge is a marvel of nature known for spectacular waterfalls, scenery and hiking. But it's also famous in the world of wine....
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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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With every fire truck busy, Castle Rock’s fire chief grabbed a garden hose to help battle fires that destroyed two homes 18.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
A busy morning of wind-stoked fires across Douglas County and elsewhere in Colorado, tested the limits of fire resources around the state.
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Fierce winds wreak havoc on the Front Range, tipping semi-trucks and toppling street lights 18.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
Massive wind gusts Tuesday have tipped over semi-trucks, flung furniture off patios and caused ground delays at Denver International Airport.
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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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While China Picks Winners, Trump Picks Losers 17.4.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Branden Camp) The coal-fired Plant Scherer in Juliette, Georgia. “It’s nonsense that there’s a beautiful free market in the power industry,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry said last week as he pushed for a government bailout of coal-fired power plants. Republicans who for years have voted against subsidies for solar and wind power—arguing that the “free market” should decide our energy future—are now eager to have government subsidize coal. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is also scrapping rules for disposing coal ash, giving coal producers another big helping hand. As if this weren’t enough, a former coal lobbyist has just become No. 2 at the EPA. If Scott Pruitt leaves (a growing possibility), the coal lobbyist will be in charge.  Meanwhile, Trump is imposing a 30 percent tariff on solar panels from China, thereby boosting their cost to American homeowners and utilities. The Trumpsters say this is because China is subsidizing solar.   To Trump and his merry band of climate-change ...
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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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Strong winds leave thousands without power in L.A. 13.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

About 15,000 customers were without power Thursday evening as powerful winds caused outages and downed trees, officials said.

Crews were working to restore power in 19 neighborhoods, including Fairfax, Los Feliz, Exposition Park and Hyde Park, said Deborah Hong, a spokeswoman for the Department...

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Lawsuits filed against L.A. County, lenders over green energy program 13.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Attorneys representing homeowners filed lawsuits Thursday against the Los Angeles County, alleging a county program that funds solar panels and other energy-efficient home improvements is a “plague” that’s ruined the finances of many borrowers by saddling them with loans they cannot afford.

The...

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Facebook will no longer fund opposition campaign to proposed California consumer privacy initiative 12.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Is Facebook regulation 'inevitable'? Not so fast 12.4.2018 AP Business
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers that regulation of his company is "inevitable," but still came to Capitol Hill prepared to defend against proposals he thought went too far....
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