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Editorial: Changes to help save energy

In the power industry, much of the energy focuses on the big and new: technologies, fuels, even delivery. But the biggest difference — for the planet, the population and the power companies — is likely to come from efforts to use less. The whizbang electric cars from Tesla, for example, generate a mountain of headlines, and tremendous amounts of money ...

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Penn. wind power is helping D.C. with carbon emissions

To help lower its carbon footprint, Washington D.C. is taking power from Pennsylvania in the form of wind. The District of Columbia has cut a deal with the Iberdrola Renewables, a Spanish company, for wind power from Iberdrola’s South Chestnut Wind Power Project located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The power will be generated by the projects 23 wind turbines. According ...

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Editorial: Activists should target Big Marijuana

Some see it as a blessing, others a curse. Either way, environmental activists are vigilant in Colorado Springs and up and down the Front Range. Big Marijuana should be in their sites. The most dedicated environmentalists take to the streets to protest fracking, opposing more production of natural gas and oil. They ask consumers to use less energy. They advocate ...

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Editorial: Our energy pipeline

President Barack Obama vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline bill Tuesday, but an energy project that promises more benefits to North Carolina is quietly advancing. It’s the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which will carry natural gas 550 miles from West Virginia across Virginia and through North Carolina on a north-south line roughly tracking Interstate 95. Surveying is underway. Public meetings in affected ...

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A not so novel way to save energy

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media It’s bad enough having to wait for one’s new favorite movie to be released onto video, but themovie also has to be manufactured, packaged and shipped to a store that onewill likely have to drive to. It seems like a lot of effort. A recent study published in Environmental Research Letters examined the ...

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Dirty solar coming from China

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Even solar panels exist on a spectrum of pollution, at least in their manufacturing anyway. From mining materials to chemically treating silicon in the assembly process, some countries are just more environmentally sound than others. Take China for example. Researchers from Northwestern University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory claim that, ...

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Gas prices may jump from California emissions law


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state’s industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It’s now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday Californians. Starting next year, the law will force fuel distributors into the same cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities and major manufacturers. The oil industry says ...

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House Republicans Fighting What They Call Obama’s ‘War On Coal’


by  MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — In a long-expected skirmish, House Republicans are moving to block President Barack Obama’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. A bill targeting the power plant rule is slated for a vote on the House floor Thursday as GOP lawmakers fight back against what they call the Obama administration’s “war on coal.” ...

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