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Eggborough power station to close 2.9.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Czech owners to pull plug on coal-fired plant in North Yorkshire that provides enough electricity for two million homes

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has insisted there is no danger of the country’s lights going out after the Czech owners of one of Britain’s biggest power stations announced its closure.

Officials tried to reassure businesses and the public after they learned they would lose the 4,000 megawatts from the Eggborough plant in North Yorkshire at a time when spare power capacity at peak times is set to reach zero.

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How Charles Koch Prevents Clean Energy Businesses From Succeeding 2.9.2015 Truthout - All Articles
The Kochs use their political influence and funding for efforts to repeal laws designed to support the deployment of more renewable electricity. (Photo: Air pollution via Shutterstock) Last week, President Obama correctly singled out the Koch brothers - Charles and David - and the Koch-funded network for standing in the way of America's clean energy future. Charles Koch responded saying he was "flabbergasted" after hearing Obama's remark. He continued, "We are not trying to prevent new clean energy businesses from succeeding." This statement is, at best, highly misleading. Charles Koch states that he believes government should be smaller and it should not subsidize businesses, including any form of energy business. But while he acknowledges that the fossil fuel businesses he owns benefit tremendously from government subsidies, he doesn't refuse those benefits or do anything to stop those policy choices.  Meanwhile, the Kochs use their political influence and funding for efforts to repeal laws designed to ...
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Canning byelection poll: renewable energy trumps national security 2.9.2015 Guardian: Environment

Voters in the West Australian seat say they would support a 50% renewable energy target, in a poll conducted for conservation groups and Solar Citizens

Renewable energy is of greater concern to voters in Canning than national security and two-thirds of voters would support a 50% renewable energy target, according to a poll released on Thursday.

The ReachTel poll, conducted on Monday night for a coalition of the Wilderness Society, the Conservation Council of WA, and Solar Citizens, found that 13.4% of respondents nominated renewable energy as an issue that would affect their vote, compared with 12.8% who nominated national security.

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Environmental groups defend EPA plan for cleaner power 2.9.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Environmental groups are doubling down after Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced the state will join a lawsuit to block the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.Coffman, a Republican, told The Denver Post the plan would cost jobs, raise utility rates and undercut the state’s authority to...
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Duluth's NorShor Theatre gets final funding for restoration 2.9.2015 MinnPost
Driver Mechanic Miller tried to get a comment from Betsy Lindgren, the owner of the Owatonna office of Express Employment, but she wasn’t available. Other staffing agencies said that, yes, in general it’s hard to find qualified welders, accountants and commercial vehicle drivers. Taylor Huber of Huber Supply in Owatonna said most of their students are either hobbyists or experienced welders looking to brush up on skills, but said there is a need for more new workers to enter the field. “I know that the majority of welders will be retiring, so there is a need for new welders,” Huber said. A 19-year-old Rochester man is in custody after a shooting Monday that left one man dead and two others injured, according to the Rochester Post-Bulletin . Courtney Eli Ocegueda was arrested at about 6 a.m. in Faribault after a five-hour standoff with a SWAT team. He is suspected of firing 15 rounds of ammunition into a group of people playing basketball about 2:15 p.m. Monday at 23rd Avenue and Park Lane Southeast. ...
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Phoenix recovers from big storm; power out, flights delayed 1.9.2015 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Phoenix-area residents are still without power after a monsoon storm knocked down trees and power poles, slowed air travel and damaged buildings....
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Fight To Save The Sage Grouse Finds Friends In All Corners Of The West 1.9.2015 NPR News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group don't want that to happen.
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Obama arrives in Alaska as White House defends Denali decision 1.9.2015 LA Times: Nation
By the time Air Force One landed at Elmendorf Air Force Base on Monday afternoon, the National Park Service had already begun printing new maps of Denali National Park, wiping all traces of the 25th president from the cartographic record.
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How diesel can be made from air 1.9.2015 BBC: Technology
The tech turning carbon dioxide into cleaner fuel
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Europe’s long dry summer 1.9.2015 Guardian: Environment

An antidote to the recent rain is the August edition of Drought News from the European Commission. This details the continuous high temperatures that parts of Europe have been experiencing, along with up to 60% less rainfall.

France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Hungary, the Czech Republic, northern Italy and northern Spain experienced exceptional conditions. Temperatures topped 30C for 30 days in these countries and 40 days in Spain. This combined with lack of rain had a serious effect on vegetation and river flows.

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Crews working to restore power throughout Western Washington 1.9.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
More than 31,000 PSE customers remain without power after Saturday’s massive wind storm.
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Obama will be focusing on climate change when he arrives in Alaska today 1.9.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Exelon, Pepco to push for merger, despite roadblock 31.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
Chicago-based nuclear power giant Exelon and Pepco Holdings said Monday they will push for a merger despite a ruling last week by regulators in the nation's capital that blocked the proposed $6.9 billion ...
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Double black hole is powering quasar 31.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Single black holes are impressive enough, but astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a galaxy being powered by a quasar that contains two of the time-space benders, "furiously whirling about each other," the space agency observed in a news release.
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We in Alaska see that climate change is real. The time to act is now | Othniel Art Oomittuk 31.8.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Ahead of his trip to the Arctic, President Obama said ‘alarm bells are ringing’ about climate change. Here in Alaska, sirens have been sounding for decades How can we say no to drilling in the Arctic when we use oil every day? We use it for heating our houses, fueling our four-wheelers and cooking our meals. But saying no to oil does not mean we have to go back to old times. When I grew up in Point Hope, 50 years ago, we used dog sleds for transportation, seal oil for warmth, whale bones and sod for shelter. All these energy sources came from our land and our ocean through the animals to ...
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India, South Korea plan $10 billion e-park in Iran 31.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
Tehran, Aug 31 : A consortium of Iranian, Indian and South Korean companies seeks to set up an energy park in Iran's Khuzestan province in a project worth $10 billion, the media reported on Monday.
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Ruling helps solar panel owners 31.8.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Colorado’s Public Utility Commission has ruled that no changes are needed to the state’s net metering process, which means that homeowners with solar installations will continue to receive retail rates for energy they produce.Net metering provides a credit for every kilowatt-hour a solar-panel array puts on...
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100,000 still without power after windstorm 31.8.2015 Seattle Times: Local
Utility officials on Sunday say some customers won’t have electricity until Tuesday after heavy branches and big winds left two dead and nearly half a million people without power Saturday.
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Windstorm in British Columbia leaves thousands without power 31.8.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Emergency crews were working Sunday to clean up in the aftermath of a vicious windstorm that tore through southwestern British Columbia, toppling trees and branches onto power lines and cars and leaving an estimated 500,000 people without electricity. BC Hydro said it could take until Monday morning to restore power […]
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White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali 31.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to ...
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