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U.N. Agency Proposes Limits on Airlines’ Carbon Emissions

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 8, 2016 - 17:44
The proposed new rules by the International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations’ aviation agency, would apply for all new airplanes delivered after 2028.

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Half-Built Nuclear Fuel Plant in South Carolina Faces Test on Its Future

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 8, 2016 - 17:07
A white elephant to the Obama administration, the plant is a source of 1,700 construction jobs to South Carolina, where state officials and congressional delegates are vowing to stop the move.

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Chief of Pemex, Mexican Energy Giant, Steps Aside

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 8, 2016 - 16:50
Concern over Pemex’s finances has risen over the last week, after a leading national official warned that planned spending cuts could not be delayed.

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Dot Earth Blog: What’s Missing at the U.N. Climate Panel’s Meeting on Climate Change Communication

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 8, 2016 - 16:23
Three things are missing at the I.P.C.C.’s two-day meeting on improving climate communication.

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Richard P. Von Herzen, Explorer of Earth’s Undersea Furnaces, Dies at 85

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 8, 2016 - 14:27
Dr. Von Herzen, an oceanographer, uncovered thousands of miles of interconnected volcanoes where the planet’s oceanic plates pull apart and ooze molten rock, continually rearranging the Earth’s crust.

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Chesapeake Energy Plagued by Plunging Shares

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 8, 2016 - 10:56
Shares of the beleaguered oil producer fell to as low as $1.51 on Monday after a trade publication reported that the company had hired restructuring lawyers.

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Wall St. Ends Day Lower as Oil Prices Fall

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 8, 2016 - 10:23
Steep losses in financial, technology and other companies sent stocks sharply lower on Monday.

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Californians Fight Over Whether Coast Should Be Rugged or Refined

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 8, 2016 - 09:23
The effort to oust the executive director of the California Coastal Commission, one of the most powerful governmental groups in the nation, has created a firestorm.

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Hawaii Residents Get New Energy Storage Option for Rooftop Solar

renewableenergyworld - February 8, 2016 - 07:22

German energy storage manufacturer sonnen said on Feb. 4 that its sonnenBatterie now is available to residents in Hawaii.

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Unsafe Lead Levels in Tap Water Not Limited to Flint

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 8, 2016 - 02:00
Contamination has turned up in scores of communities in recent years, and experts cite holes in the safety net of rules and procedures.

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Built Up by Oil Boom, North Dakota Now Has an Emptier Feeling

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 7, 2016 - 11:47
As the price of oil has skidded to $30 a barrel, new drilling has dried up, and the flood of wealth and workers is ebbing.

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New York State to Investigate Radioactive Groundwater at Indian Point

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 6, 2016 - 19:28
Three monitoring wells at the nuclear plant showed elevated levels of radioactivity but the contamination appeared limited to the groundwater beneath the plant, officials said.

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Airlines Reap Record Profits, and Passengers Get Peanuts

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 6, 2016 - 14:39
Despite the cost savings to airlines from plummeting oil prices, airfares on the biggest domestic carriers have hardly budged.

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Dot Earth Blog: As Rubio Waffles, Two Floridians in the House Seek Bipartisan Climate Solutions

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 6, 2016 - 13:47
Two Floridians in Congress, a Republican and a Democrat, create a House caucus to explore policy options on climate change.

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Hydropower Outlook 2016: Exploring the Water-Energy Nexus and Energy Storage

renewableenergyworld - February 5, 2016 - 06:58

Against the rapidly evolving landscape of renewable energy, hydropower remains the world’s primary source of clean energy — providing over 80 percent of renewable energy capacity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Mapping the Grid of the Future: How our Electric Grid is Changing in Very Big Ways

renewableenergyworld - February 5, 2016 - 06:12

There is a far-reaching transformation underway in the electricity industry. The electric grid that has powered our lives for more than a century is undergoing major changes, in response both to technological advancements and the consumer demand these new technologies have unleashed. In short: the grid is modernizing and it’s happening all across the country.

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Obama to Propose a $10-a-Barrel Fee on Oil

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 4, 2016 - 12:36
The proposal, to be included in the administration’s budget request, is part of its effort to fight climate change. The revenue would be spent on highway infrastructure and research.

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Senate Democrats Block Energy Bill in Dispute Over Aid for Flint

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 4, 2016 - 11:38
The bill had drawn broad bipartisan support, but was blocked after lawmakers failed to agree a $600 million amendment to address the water crisis in Flint, Mich.

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Fast-Responding Energy Storage Digs Into Frequency Regulation Market

renewableenergyworld - February 4, 2016 - 06:03

With more intermittent generation, fast-responding energy storage is becoming essential to maintaining grid reliability. PJM Interconnection was the first system operator in the U.S. to take advantage of FERC Order 755, which recognizes the value provided by resources that deliver fast-responding and accurate frequency regulation service.

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On Nature: A Hint of Danger in the Forest

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - February 4, 2016 - 04:00
An encounter with a wild boar momentarily realigns our relationship to nature in a time of mass extinction.

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