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Massachusetts plan could spur hydro imports to New England

BOSTON (AP) — Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. But Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to authorize long-term contracts between utilities and hydropower producers is being viewed in some quarters as a potential game-changer for the region. The move is not without doubters, and the question of how to deliver Canadian hydro on ...

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Are electric vehicles harboring a dirty little secret?

Are electric vehicles harboring a dirty little secret? Well, it depends on who you ask and where you live. Don Anair, the research and deputy director of Clean Vehicles at The Union of Concerned Scientists, makes it clear, especially in relation to the opinion piece, Electric car benefits? Just Myths: Column, by Bjørn Lomborg, that EVs are indeed still worthwhile. ...

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China grants $5.3 billion credit line to Ecuador

BOGOTA, Jan 6 – China has granted a $5.3 billion credit line to Ecuador as the oil-reliant Andean nation reorganizes its finances after a crash in crude prices slashed export earnings, Ecuador’s official newspaper reported on Tuesday. Ecuadorean Finance Minister Fausto Herrera said the government would tap $1.5 billion this year of the 30-year credit, which carries a 2 percent ...

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Hydropower project moving ahead

Chris Woodka | The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. The Pueblo Dam could start generating hydropower as soon as 2018. The Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District got an update Thursday on its proposal to construct hydropower on the new north outlet works from project manager Kevin Meador. “We’re a couple of years from bidding the project,” Meador said. “I’m feeling optimistic at ...

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