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Shuttered Mine Streamlines Development, Slashes Costs of Pumped-hydro Storage in Australia

renewableenergyworld - 2 hours 21 min ago

In the eastern Australian state of Queensland, developers plans to transform a disused gold mine into a 450-MW pumped-hydro storage facility at a fraction of the cost typically associated with pumped-hydro projects.

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Developers of 99.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage project withdraw permit applications

renewableenergyworld - 4 hours 41 min ago

Hydroelectric power developer Snowdonia Pumped Hydro has withdrawn its application for environmental permits for the 99.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage plant from Natural Resources Wales.

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Drones Go Where Man Has Gone Before

renewableenergyworld - 5 hours 49 min ago
Around the nation, that chatter you hear is the buzz about drones (or the more official term - small unmanned aerial systems - sUAS). Duke Energy is grabbing its share of buzz. It's one of the few utilities testing drones and looking to make them part...
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‘The Arrangements’: A Work of Fiction

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - 9 hours 32 min ago
The New York Times Book Review asked the acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write a short story about the American election.
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Oakland Votes to Block Large Shipments of Coal

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - 10 hours 54 min ago
The California city’s decision is a blow to a developer’s plans to use a former Army base as an export terminal to ship coal to overseas markets.
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Dot Earth Blog: On a Heating Planet, ‘Gasland’ Filmmaker Josh Fox Lets Go and Loves

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 27, 2016 - 15:26
A film on fighting climate change from the director of “Gasland” points the finger within instead of at familiar, insufficient, targets.
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Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Return,’ a Son’s Pained Search for a Missing Father

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 27, 2016 - 13:29
Hisham Matar’s memoir centers on his father, a Libyan dissident who was kidnapped in 1990 and taken to the notorious Abu Salim prison, and whose fate remains unknown.
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Nonfiction: The Problem With Modern Policing, as Seen From the Right and From the Left

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 27, 2016 - 13:02
Two books offer opposing arguments on crime and law enforcement.
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Author’s Note: When You Write a Memoir, Readers Think They Know You Better Than They Do

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 27, 2016 - 13:02
After my second memoir, people stopped asking me questions. They thought they had the answers.
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Study Links 6.5 Million Deaths Each Year to Air Pollution

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 26, 2016 - 16:00
The report, released by the International Energy Agency, urges countries to take steps within their energy industries to help reduce emission levels worldwide.
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Books of The Times: Review: In ‘An Abbreviated Life,’ Ariel Leve Escapes Her Mommie Dearest

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 26, 2016 - 15:11
This painful, strangely mesmerizing memoir tells of a traumatic childhood and how the author unlearned the siege mentality in her upbringing.
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N.Y.C. Nature: Why the Sweet Scent of Japanese Honeysuckle Signals Trouble

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 24, 2016 - 13:36
Introduced to North America in 1862, and once recommended for erosion control, the vine reproduces at rapid speed making it a threat to rare plants.
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American Drivers Regain Appetite for Gas Guzzlers

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 24, 2016 - 08:45
Setting aside concerns about global warming, consumers are unloading hybrid and electric vehicles in favor of bigger cars, pickups and S.U.V.s.
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Dot Earth Blog: From Brexit to Climate, Little Engagement From Young People

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 24, 2016 - 08:04
Britain’s “Brexit” vote was likely tipped by disengagement among young voters for whom the consequences matter most. Climate disengagement exists, as well.
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Nonfiction: Calvin Trillin Looks Back on 50 Years Covering Black Life in America

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 24, 2016 - 07:48
A reporter assesses a half-century of race relations in America.
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A Russian Oil Company Is for Sale — Again

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 23, 2016 - 15:08
In a yo-yo privatization pattern, cash-hungry Russia is offering stakes in an oil company it privatized in the 2000s and recently repossessed.
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Books of The Times: Review: For Muhammad Ali, an Endless Round of Books

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 23, 2016 - 15:06
No surprise that Ali has inspired an uncommon amount of stellar writing, but the newest books hardly rise to the top of the stack.
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Testing the Clean-Energy Logic of a Tesla-SolarCity Merger

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 23, 2016 - 10:26
Whether Elon Musk’s “vertically integrated energy company” is the right model, some experts see virtue in the theory.
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By the Book: Annie Proulx: By the Book

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 23, 2016 - 04:00
The author of “The Shipping News” and, most recently, “Barkskins” says books of prognostication, business, technology, entrepreneurial success and patriotic stuff are “not my cup of tea.”
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Op-Ed Contributor: The World’s Disappearing Sand

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 23, 2016 - 00:21
Extracting the stuff is a $70 billion industry, but it can inflict terrible costs on the environment.
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