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Discover our desert national parks and rediscover yourself. You can start with Joshua Tree 28.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Discover our desert national parks and rediscover yourself. You can start with Joshua Tree By David Kelly Photos by Rick Loomis Reporting from JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. May 28, 2016 More and more people are craving that Joshua Tree state of mind. Hikers, climbers and seekers of all sorts...
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Spain gets EU consent to shut coal mines 27.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Madrid • Spain has won approval from European authorities to spend $2.4 billion on the closure of 26 coal mines by 2018. The government expenditure includes covering production losses as the uncompetitive mines wind down, providing financial support to laid-off workers through severance payments and social security benefits, and financing safety and other works after the mines close. The European Commission, which approves state aid as long as it doesn’t distort competition, gave the go-ahead Fr...
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Here’s What’s Inside Those Magical Stain-Erasing Pens 27.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
Here’s What’s Inside Those Magical Stain-Erasing Pens
The chemists at Tide enlisted ingredients that attack different stains in different ways to build their To Go stain pen. The post Here's What's Inside Those Magical Stain-Erasing Pens appeared first on WIRED.
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In Republic of Korea, Ban urges Asian nations to settle border disputes, historical issues 27.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on all Asian countries to deepen dialogue, expand cooperation, and address border disputes, historical issues and threats to stability on the Korean Peninsula.
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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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Coloradans form bloc to push state, feds to slow climate change 27.5.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado leaders from Fort Collins, Boulder, Vail, Golden, Aspen and four counties feeling impacts of climate change formed a political bloc this week to prod state and federal governments to act more aggressively to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.
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There's a lot to unpack in just one of Donald Trump's answers about energy policy 27.5.2016 Washington Post: Politics
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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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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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Trump to deliver energy policy speech in North Dakota 26.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

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. Trump will be speaking at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, and is expected to lay out an “all of the […]
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Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania 26.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, the latest stop of its journey around the […]
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The Science of Why #NeverTrump Will End Up Voting for Trump 26.5.2016 Mother Jones
Last February, New York Republican Rep. Peter King said Donald Trump was "not fit to be president, morally or intellectually." In early May, he endorsed Trump. And King is not alone. Where many Republican Party members were once focused on Trump's negatives, they're now courting him. Like King, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who previously labeled Trump an albatross, is endorsing him, tweeting pictures of himself with the smiling businessman. You might think this is just typical Washington—politicians changing their alliances with the wind to curry favor with the current power broker. But if you look closer, you'll see this change isn't just a Washington phenomenon. According to Gallup, Trump's favorability among Republicans just hit a record high. What's important to recognize here is that favorability ratings, unlike head-to-head preference polls, offer direct insight into how much people approve of a candidate, not just whether they're willing to hold their noses and vote for one to beat the other. What's ...
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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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Power plant proposals for Southern California spark an energy debate 26.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A new wave of natural gas power plants planned for Southern California has stoked a high-stakes debate about how best to keep the lights on throughout the region.

Green groups believe renewable energy has received short shrift by utilities proposing these facilities from Carlsbad to Oxnard. But operators...

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How a Trump Presidency Could Wreck the Paris Climate Deal 25.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
If Donald Trump wins and pulls the US out of its climate change commitments, some countries wonder, why should they keep their own? (Photo: Curran Kelleher ) Join the movement for independent media -- no ads, no sponsored content, just uncensored news and analysis. Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout today! Donald Trump first shared his analysis of the climate crisis in a now infamous 2012 tweet-rant : "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive," he claimed. The Republican presidential hopeful has since dialed back the rhetoric, calling that earlier claim a joke . But -- as in other areas of critical domestic and international concern-- he's fallen short when pressed for specifics on what a Trump presidency would mean for energy and the climate. It seemed his oft-repeated phrase "trust me, I'll get the best people " was as close as the American public was going to get to details. Until now. The best Trump could find turns ...
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