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Category: United States Government

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You heard right: Trump administration is bailing out coal plants

You heard right: Trump administration is bailing out coal plants

Consumers paying more on electric bills is exactly what might happen if the US DoE goes through with plan to bail out uneconomic coal plants.

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Rejected teenagers: the trend of closing young coal plants

Rejected teenagers: the trend of closing young coal plants

It’s not just old coal power plants that are being closed down. In Italy, the US, and the Netherlands, coal plants that are barely teenagers are being targeted for closure.

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Game 1 of US baseball world series breaks heat record

Game 1 of US baseball world series breaks heat record

First game of baseball world series played in 103°F heat. The average for this time of year is 75°F.

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Amid devastation, Tesla begins restoring power in Puerto Rico

Amid devastation, Tesla begins restoring power in Puerto Rico

Current estimates suggest 80% of Puerto Rico is still without power, but thanks to Elon Musk’s efforts at least one children’s hospital has been able to turn the lights on.

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EPA head announces plan to eliminate Obama’s signature climate policy

EPA head announces plan to eliminate Obama’s signature climate policy

Scott Pruitt’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan would make it tough for U.S. to fulfill the Paris Climate Agreement.

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US plan to defibrillate failing coal plants is part of a global trend

US plan to defibrillate failing coal plants is part of a global trend

Rick Perry’s plan to require increased payments to some coal plants is part of a global trend as the coal lobby desperately tries to rescue failing coal plants.

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Trump gives Turnbull blueprint to defend coal and "fight the future"

Trump gives Turnbull blueprint to defend coal and “fight the future”

He may already had one, but prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has just been given a blueprint by the Trump administration on how to protect dirty “baseload” coal, and extend his fight against the energy future.

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Perry proposes law to force Americans to buy dirtier, costlier power

Perry proposes law to force Americans to buy dirtier, costlier power

Energy Secretary ignores his own grid study to make good on his threats to punish renewables.

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US solar industry braces for tariffs after commission ruling on imports

US solar industry braces for tariffs after commission ruling on imports

US solar industry now braces to see what sanctions the USITC will recommend to President Trump on November 13.

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US solar plant costs fall another 30 per cent in just one year

US solar plant costs fall another 30 per cent in just one year

US government’s renewable energy lab finds 30% fall in utility-scale solar costs year-over-year, with solar now as cheap as combined cycle gas.

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Hurricane Harvey: Connecting the dots between climate change and more extreme events

Hurricane Harvey: Connecting the dots between climate change and more extreme events

A guide of what we know about the links between climate change and Harvey to help unpack the elements that contributed to this historic and unfolding storm