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  • One Of America’s Biggest Solar Companies Files For Bankruptcy

    • Date: 20/04/17
    • Russell Grantham The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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    Suniva Inc., a Norcross-based solar panel maker that received millions in federal, state and Gwinnett County incentives, has filed bankruptcy after falling victim to plunging prices for solar power cells. Bankruptcy documents indicate the company has fired 230 workers in the past three weeks, and that its Georgia factory is being mothballed indefinitely by its 35 workers […]

  • Pruitt Takes Steps To Roll Back Obama’s Fracking Rules

    • Date: 20/04/17
    • Washington Examiner
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    The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday took a new step in enacting President Trump’s executive order to roll back Obama-era energy regulations by granting industry petitions to reconsider methane emission rules for fracking. “EPA is continuing to follow through with President Trump’s Energy Independence Executive Order,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “American businesses should have […]

  • Trapped In Thick Arctic Ice, Canadian Fishermen Call For Compensation

    • Date: 20/04/17
    • Garrett Barry, CBC News
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    Heavy ice is making it impossible for fishermen from the Twillingate area to get to their crab fishing grounds. Heavy ice is making it impossible for fishermen from the Twillingate area to get to their crab fishing grounds. (Twitter/@jeddore1972) At least six Twillingate fish harvesters are being kept from the crab fishery by miles of […]

  • Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Fined For Breaking Election Campaigning Rules

    • Date: 19/04/17
    • The Electoral Commission
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    Greenpeace Ltd and Friends of the Earth Limited have been fined by the Electoral Commission for failing to comply with campaigning rules at the 2015 UK Parliamentary General Election. At the general election, non-party campaigners were required to register with the Electoral Commission if they spent more than either £20,000 campaigning in England or £10,000 […]

  • U.S. Energy Secretary Says Coal Retirements Threaten To Destabilize The Grid

    • Date: 19/04/17
    • Ars Technica
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    Renewables have “destroyed jobs” and diminished energy diversity, Rick Perry claims. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry ordered a review (PDF) of electricity markets and reliability late last week, saying that “certain policies” have hindered the development and use of baseload energy sources like coal. Although Perry never mentions renewable energy explicitly in his letter, he […]

  • White House Postpones Meeting on Paris Climate Accord

    • Date: 19/04/17
    • Politico
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    President Donald Trump’s most senior advisers postponed a meeting Tuesday during which they had hoped to bridge the administration’s divide over whether the U.S. should leave or remain in the Paris climate change agreement. The fate of the agreement, backed by nearly 200 nations in 2015, has become a major symbolic policy question for a president who […]

  • Emissions Reduction “Without Compromising” Economic Growth?

    • Date: 18/04/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    By mistakenly using inappropriate data from the OECD, The Energy and Climate Information Unit (ECIU) misled The Times into claiming that per capita GDP in the UK grew by 130% in the period 1992 to 2014, when the correct figure, from the UK’s Office of National Statistics is 44%. This error led both the ECIU […]

  • Trump Administration May Not Find Middle Ground on Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 18/04/17
    • Jack Fitzpatrick, Morning Consult
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    As the Trump administration debates whether to stay in the Paris climate agreement, observers are skeptical that opposing wings of the administration will reach a middle ground. President Donald Trump’s top advisers are expected to meet Tuesday to discuss whether the U.S. should remain in the agreement, Politico reported. The White House did not confirm on Monday […]

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