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Conservative to Fund Republicans Who Back Climate Change Action

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - 2 hours 22 min ago
The spending comes as Republican leaders have questioned or denied the established science of human-caused climate change.
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Newly Released Books Include ‘Chronicle of a Last Summer’

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - 6 hours 41 min ago
Novels from Cathleen Schine, Daniel Saldaña París and a new edition of a Jane Gardam work are also available.
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Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Here Comes the Sun,’ a Hustle to Thrive in Jamaica

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - 6 hours 56 min ago
Far from touristy beaches, a woman harboring a hazardous secret does what it takes to transcend poverty, in this novel from Nicole Dennis-Benn.
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‘Tesla Solar’ Wants to Be the Apple Store for Electricity

renewableenergyworld - 11 hours 32 min ago

Tesla Motors Inc.’s bid to buy the biggest U.S. rooftop solar installer has little to do with selling cars. Rather, it’s about solving two of the biggest problems standing in the way of the next solar boom. And perhaps a good deal more.

When Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk came out last week with his $2.86 billion plan to acquire SolarCity Inc., it was almost universally derided as a risky financial move that threatens to derail the electric car maker at its most critical moment.

That’s undoubtedly true. But in the dozens of analyst notes and news stories that picked apart the deal, there’s been little attention paid to what we’ll call “Tesla Solar” and how it could transform the power sector. It’s actually a really big idea.

Solar Problem No. 1: It’s too complicated

Consider the average homeowner who might be vaguely interested in adding rooftop solar. Where does the process start?

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Sungevity, a Solar Panel Provider, to Go Public in Merger

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - 12 hours 31 min ago
A planned merger with Easterly Acquisition, an asset management firm, would give Sungevity easier access to financing to help expand its business.
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Entrepreneurship: Growing Greens in the Spare Room as ‘Vertical Farm’ Start-Ups Flourish

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - 12 hours 39 min ago
LED lighting and short growing periods have helped the rise of indoor farming, but scaling up is tougher.
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Energy Transfer Equity Calls Off Deal for Williams Companies

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - 18 hours 9 min ago
The agreement was valued around $38 billion, including debt, when it was reached in September, but falling energy prices have weighed on negotiations.
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Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Jackson, 1964,’ Calvin Trillin Reports on Race

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - June 28, 2016 - 13:35
This collection of more than 50 years of Mr. Trillin’s articles for The New Yorker about civil rights has literary as well as historical weight.
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Shuttered Mine Streamlines Development, Slashes Costs of Pumped-hydro Storage in Australia

renewableenergyworld - June 28, 2016 - 09:11

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 - June 28, 2016 - 06:51

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 - June 28, 2016 - 05:43
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 - June 28, 2016 - 02:00
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 - June 28, 2016 - 00:38
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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