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New Crop of Companies Reaping Profits From Wasted Food

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - 5 hours 49 min ago
With as much as 40 percent of the American food supply going into the trash, food waste has become a platform for commerce.,
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Trend Toward Energy Storage for Frequency Regulation in UK Will Continue, IHS Says

renewableenergyworld - 9 hours 47 min ago

U.K. utility National Grid is turning to energy storage for frequency regulation — a trend that IHS says “will continue in the coming years.”

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Report: Solar+Storage Could Eliminate Electric Bills for California’s Affordable Housing Properties

renewableenergyworld - 11 hours 41 min ago

Under current utility rate tariffs in California, solar plus energy storage could all but eliminate electric bills for the owners of affordable housing properties, according to a new report.

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BMW South Africa Rolls Out Solar Carport

renewableenergyworld - 16 hours 15 min ago

BMW South Africa on May 20 unveiled its first solar carport that will be rolled out locally starting in July.

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Viva La Revolución: Giving Power to the People with Distributed Generation

renewableenergyworld - 16 hours 52 min ago

There is a revolution underway. The energy industry is undergoing a radical transfer of power from the generator to the consumer. But as another famous revolutionary, Che Guevara said, “the revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.”

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Michael Mariotte, a Leading Antinuclear Activist, Dies at 63

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 23, 2016 - 16:41
Mr. Mariotte succeeded in preventing the repeal of a federal ban on interstate shipment of radioactive waste and barred the construction of new nuclear plants in Maryland and Louisiana.
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Public Campaign Against Exxon Has Roots in a 2012 Meeting

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 23, 2016 - 14:28
A gathering held four years ago in California outlined tactics for taking on the fossil fuel industry, drawing lessons from the fight over tobacco.
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Exxon Investors Seek Assurance as Climate Shifts, Along With Attitudes

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 23, 2016 - 10:32
A growing chorus of shareholders is worried the energy giant is not adequately preparing for tighter times in light of the Paris accord.
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Tornado Sirens, an Old Technology, Still Play a Vital Role

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 23, 2016 - 06:09
Officials and enthusiasts believe the sirens continue to serve the public safety even with the rise of smartphones, social media and text alerts.
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Dot Earth Blog: Celebrating African Biological Diversity, and Recalling Those Who’ve Fallen Protecting It

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 22, 2016 - 16:17
On World Biodiversity Day, a look at some of the myriad animal species that are increasingly hemmed in as Kenya’s population and economy grow.
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Economic Promises a President Trump Could (and Couldn’t) Keep

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 21, 2016 - 09:12
Much of what Donald Trump vows to accomplish in his first 100 days, if elected, is not feasible. But that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have room to maneuver.
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How Do You Move a City? Ask Kiruna, Sweden

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 20, 2016 - 08:49
It has nothing to do with climate change: The Arctic Circle city will be moved about two miles east so it doesn’t collapse into the mine underneath.
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Beyond Twitter, Donald Trump’s Views on Climate Change Are Unclear

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 20, 2016 - 02:00
Mr. Trump has mostly expressed his opinions on climate change and energy policy through Twitter messages. But more of his views are starting to emerge.
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New Solar Plants Generate Floating Green Power

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 20, 2016 - 02:00
So-called floatovoltaics are attracting international interest as a space-saving, high-efficiency alternative to land-based solar power plants.
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Rancor Over Pipeline Merger Extends to Law Firms

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 19, 2016 - 17:47
A lawsuit by Energy Transfer accusing Williams Companies of dawdling to avoid closing a deal reveals a battle among big-name Wall Street firms.
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Lawmakers Reach Deal to Expand Regulation of Toxic Chemicals

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 19, 2016 - 17:36
A compromise between House and Senate regulators would subject thousands of household chemicals to regulation for the first time.
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State Officials Investigated Over Their Inquiry Into Exxon Mobil’s Climate Change Research

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 19, 2016 - 16:28
Some members of Congress have demanded access to communications since 2012 between state attorneys general and climate change activist groups.
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Dot Earth Blog: Facing Unrelenting Pressure from Deadly Nets, Mexico’s Vaquita Porpoise ‘Circles the Drain’

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - May 19, 2016 - 08:17
The waters frequented by Mexico’s critically endangered porpoise, the vaquita, are free of deadly nets — for now.
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Massachusetts High Court Faults State Department's Actions on GHG Emissions

renewableenergyworld - May 19, 2016 - 05:38

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on May 17 ruled that the state Department of Environmental Protection failed a statutory mandate that requires it to "promulgate regulations establishing a desired level of declining annual aggregate emission limits for sources or categories of sources that emit greenhouse gas emissions."

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What’s behind Caterpillar’s New Hybrid Microgrid Play? Here’s a Deeper Look

renewableenergyworld - May 18, 2016 - 07:14

Caterpillar became the latest big infrastructure company to unveil a microgrid play with the recent launch of its hybrid microgrid into the global market.

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