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Utah commission rejects proposed fee for solar homes 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Public Service Commission on Friday rejected Rocky Mountain Power’s request to impose a monthly “facilities charge” on its small, but growing number of customers who generate electricity on their rooftops. The ruling was immediately hailed as a victory for advocates of renewable energy sources. “What a bright day for Utah’s future. This order protects energy choice in Utah, and recognizes the potential solar has to benefit all Utahns,” said Sarah Wright, executive director of Utah Clea...
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Should Japan Restart Its Nuclear Reactors? 29.8.2014 Truthout.com
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The RET may be a success, but that's exactly why it's on the Coalition's hitlist 29.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Dick Warburtons review employs a peculiar form of logic to call for the abolition of the renewable energy target

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Alone again, naturally: women singing in Iran 29.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Music and theatre directors are in a tug of war with hardliners who find women singing solo too provocative

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Why Coal Is (Still) Worse Than Fracking and Cow Burps 29.8.2014 Mother Jones
Is fracking for natural gas good for the planet? To understand the pitched fight over this question, you first need to realize that for many years, we've been burning huge volumes of coal to get electricity—and coal produces a ton of carbon dioxide, the chief gas behind global warming. Natural gas, by contrast, produces half as much carbon dioxide when it burns, and thus, the fracking boom has been credited with a decline in US greenhouse gas emissions. So far so good, right? Umm, maybe. Recently on our Inquiring Minds podcast, we heard from Anthony Ingraffea , a professor of engineering at Cornell University, who contends that it just isn't that simple. Methane (the main component of natural gas) is also a hard-hitting greenhouse gas, if it somehow finds its way into the atmosphere. And Ingraffea argued that because of high leakage rates of methane from shale gas development, that's exactly what's happening. The trouble is that methane has a much greater " global warming potential " than carbon dioxide, ...
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Car-technology systems failing consumers, study finds 29.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Technology issues are now the most prevalent type of problem with new vehicles, according to a J.D. Power survey.
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Car-technology systems failing consumers, study finds 29.8.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Technology issues are now the most prevalent type of problem with new vehicles, according to a J.D. Power survey.
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Here comes the sun: Montbello school to be recipient of solar energy 29.8.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Chatting with students Thursday at Academy 360 in Denver's Montbello neighborhood, Mayor Michael Hancock made a little confession: he shared in their wonderment regarding solar energy.
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U.S. Unveils Programs for Myanmar 28.8.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The U.S. unveiled two initiatives in Myanmar—a solar power plant and a program to boost labor rights—even as some critics blame its civilian government for backsliding on recent economic and political changes.
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Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace 28.8.2014 Guardian: Environment
Green technologies now produce 22% of world's electricity Continue reading...
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US fund inks $480M energy deal in Myanmar that is largest US investment since sanctions lifted 28.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Renewable energy target review backs closure of scheme to new entrants 28.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Recommendations would curtail investment and subsidies for large-scale and household renewables

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Aug. 28 Readers' letters: Foster children need consistency of care, treatment 28.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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The Dirty Secret Behind Europe's Renewable Energy Industry 28.8.2014 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you're driving through the South and you see a denuded field filled with stubby new plantings where lush forest once stood, the blame might lie with an unlikely culprit: the European Union and its well-intentioned clean energy rules. In March 2007, the E.U. adopted climate and energy goals for 2010 to 2020. The 27 member countries set a goal of reducing carbon emissions 20 percent by 2020 and increasing renewables to 20 percent of their energy portfolio. Unfortunately, they underestimated the carbon intensity of burning wood (a.k.a. "biomass") for electricity, and they categorized wood as a renewable fuel. The result: E.U. countries with smaller renewable sectors turned to wood to replace coal. Governments provided incentives for energy utilities to make that switch. Now, with a bunch of new European wood-burning power plants having come online, Europeans need wood to feed the beast. But most ...
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One more step for Southwest LRT green light 28.8.2014 MinnPost
All but inevitable, it would seem … . Eric Roper of the Strib is saying, “The final municipal approval needed for Southwest light rail is around the corner at Minneapolis City Hall following a key panel vote on Wednesday morning. With reservations about the wisdom of the line and its impact on the city's lakes, the City Council's transportation and public works committee voted 4-2 in favor of the line's basic design. The full council will take a final vote Friday morning on the $1.6 billion line, which runs from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis.” A lot of attention was focused on the new Timberwolves players at the State Fair yesterday. It is August, after all. One of the better stories of the event was at Grantland, where Steve McPherson writes , “This is how you launch one of the youngest and most athletic teams in Minnesota Timberwolves history: directly into the yawning Technicolor maw of Middle America, festooned in cardboard Oink Booth crowns, coated in cornmeal batter, and deep-fried, a ...
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Celebrity Big Brother to go to Mars in 2024 27.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
London, Aug 27 : Celebrity Big Brother's bosses have already struck a deal to take the series to Mars in 2024.
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$25M solar farm to be built at Camp Ripley 27.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Minnesota Power and the Minnesota National Guard have announced a partnership to build what may be the biggest single-site solar installation in the state.
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Source of sun's power revealed by ghostly particles 27.8.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The first detection of neutrinos produced inside the sun confirms that our star is powered by nuclear fusion and has been stable for millions of ...
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Supernova find backs dark energy and universe expansion 27.8.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The first evidence that type Ia supernovae are thermonuclear explosions solidifies one of the cornerstones to the discovery of dark ...
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The Time for Burning Coal Has Passed 27.8.2014 Truthout.com
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