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GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy 5.5.2016 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning....
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Mayors from big cities push climate initiatives 5.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy. That announcement was made by the mayors of Paris, Montreal and Atlanta at a climate change summit Thursday in Washington. The projects are part of the landmark climate change agreement concluded last year in Paris. That agreement aims to keep the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Ce...
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Trump: Bringing coal jobs back to Appalachia 5.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Dallas • Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer. Trump, however, has yet to explain exactly how he will revitalize Appalachia’s coal industry. To pull it off, he will have to overcome market forces and a push for cleaner fuels that have pummeled coal. Coal’s slump is largely the result of cheap natural gas, which now rivals coal as a fuel for generating electrici...
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Tea Partiers and Progressives Unite Against 'Deceptive' Florida Ballot Initiative 5.5.2016 American Prospect
(Photo: AP/The Tampa Bay Times/Chris Zuppa) Suzanne Zeller of St. Petersburg, Florida, participates in a rally for clean energy at Williams Park, across from Duke Energy headquarters, on November 13, 2013. An unlikely alliance of Tea Party conservatives and progressive climate advocates has come together to fight a controversial solar energy ballot initiative in Florida. Launched in 2015, the so-called “green tea” coalition that includes the Nature Conservancy, the Christian Coalition, the Sierra Club, are standing firm against a measure that would enshrine Florida’s anti-solar policies in the state constitution. The coalition views the amendment as a power grab by the state’s largest utility companies that could cripple the state’s nascent solar industry and undermine consumers’ ability to tap into Florida’s vast solar energy potential.   The Florida Right to Solar Energy Choice Initiative , which heads to voters in November, would give residents “the right to own or lease solar equipment installed on ...
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Mayors from big cities around globe push climate initiatives 5.5.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy. That announcement was made by the mayors of Paris, Montreal and Atlanta at a climate change summit Thursday in Washington. The […]
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GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy 5.5.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning. Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the nation’s grid in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy. The remaining third was largely […]
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Mayors from big cities around globe push climate initiatives 5.5.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy....
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Pakistan’s ‘solar kids’ baffle medical community 5.5.2016 Hindu: Home
Three brothers are normal in the day but become paralysed after Sun sets.
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Architects create a Chevy Chase, Md., home that brings outside indoors 5.5.2016 Washington Post
Architects create a Chevy Chase, Md., home that brings outside indoors
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AP FACT CHECK: Bringing coal jobs back to Appalachia 5.5.2016 AP Politics
DALLAS (AP) -- Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer....
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AP FACT CHECK: Bringing coal jobs back to Appalachia 5.5.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DALLAS (AP) — Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer. Trump, however, has yet to explain exactly how he will revitalize Appalachia’s coal industry. To pull it off, he will have to […]
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Business Highlights 5.5.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

___ Air bag inflator recall to grow by 35 million to 40 million WASHINGTON (AP) — Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what is already the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday. The recall expansion would […]
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From pterodactyls to flying fighters, kites are more fun than ever 5.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Kite clubs around Seattle and Whidbey Island can help you get involved in group events — or check our list of top kiting spots and go solo.
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Greens' want 1.2m households to install renewable energy storage 5.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Deputy leader Adam Bandt says program – estimated to cost $2.9bn – could be funded by scrapping concessions to fossil fuel-intensive industries

The Greens want millions of households to install renewable energy storage units, saying battery storage could “revolutionise” Australia’s energy system.

They have announced a five-year support package for 1.2m homes and 30,000 businesses, to encourage the take-up of solar storage across Australia.

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15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun by Lucie Green – review 4.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Why does the sun shine? How does the star work? Why is it mostly plasma, not gas? Green gives us the latest mind-stretching facts, and tells the story of the heroes of solar science We rarely look directly at it but we miss it when we can’t see it. If it wasn’t there at all, we’d be gone too. It delivers the food we eat, the air we breathe, the clothes we wear. We read by its light – on a screen, on paper, indoors or out – because it is the ultimate energy source: indeed, the only energy source. It powered the primeval forests of carboniferous ferns and conifers that became our fossil fuel just as it drives the winds for the electrical turbines that must one day replace coal and oil. Even the radioactive elements whose decay and fission keep the planet alive and self-renewing are stellar confections: fragments first forged in, and then recycled by supernovae, exploding giant suns. That lucky old sun, the great Louis Armstrong sang , “has nothing to do but roll around heaven all day”. In fact, it is the ...
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Donald Trump Thinks Global Warming Is "Bullshit" 4.5.2016 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday, making it almost certain that Donald Trump will win the GOP nomination and face Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in November. For those who've been in denial that this day could ever come, we figured a refresher course on the real estate developer's musings about climate and energy might be in order. On the basic science: "I am not a great believer in man-made climate change," Trump told the Washington Post editorial board in March. "If you look, they had global cooling in the 1920s and now they have global warming, although now they don't know if they have global warming." The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 06, 2012 This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, ...
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Can the Climate Movement Break Free From the "Jobs vs. Environment" Debate? 4.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Break Free protesters release balloons as part of a demonstration against climate change at the Ffos-y-fran Land Reclamation Scheme in South Wales on May 3, 2016. (Photo: Break Free ) For two weeks this May, organizers across 12 countries will participate in Break Free 2016, an open-source invitation to encourage "more action to keep fossil fuels in the ground and an acceleration in the just transition to 100 percent renewable energy." Many of the month's events -- pulled together by 350.org and a slew of groups around the world -- are set to take place within ongoing campaigns to shut down energy infrastructure, targeting "some of the most iconic and dangerous fossil fuel projects all over the world" with civil disobedience. The Break Free site's opening page invites viewers to "join a global wave of resistance to keep coal, oil and natural gas in the ground." And that's where some unions have taken issue. The United Steelworkers, or USW, this week released a response. "Short-sighted and narrow-focused ...
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How SunEdison went from Wall Street star to bankruptcy 4.5.2016 LA Times: Business

Thousands of SunEdison Inc. employees and customers packed the House of Blues at Disneyland on a Wednesday night last September.

The big developer of renewable energy projects had set aside the last night of the largest solar trade show in North America to unveil a new brand campaign and colorful...

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Behind the collapse of SunEdison, a solar supernova 4.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Thousands of SunEdison Inc. employees and customers packed the House of Blues at Disneyland on a Wednesday night last September.

The big developer of renewable energy projects had set aside the last night of the largest solar trade show in North America to unveil a new brand campaign and colorful...

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Massachusetts holds key to offshore wind boom 4.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are drafting a bill that would jump-start the offshore wind industry in the U.S., helping trigger a $10 billion building spree off the Atlantic coast. The energy bill may be introduced as early as this month and is expected to require utilities to purchase power from offshore wind farms, according to Rep. Thomas Golden, one of the Democrats who control the state legislature. Still to be determined is how much power utilities would be forced to buy under the bill and, c...
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