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minnesota university center researching sustainable energy


in a workshop in st. paul, several researchers work to advance the future of sustainable energy.






cutting nrel funding means forfeiting a leading role on energy in the future


cutting off research in renewable energy now would be similar to abandoning cellphone development in the 1990s believing that rotary phones would last forever -- only worse.






los angeles county gets a 'c' on ucla's latest environmental report card


a new ucla environmental report card gives los angeles county a “c” in energy use and persistent air pollution, while rating parts of the region slightly higher for addressing other challenges. the 2017 sustainable la environmental report card for energy and air quality handed the region that mediocre...






defections shake up twin cities school integration programs


cooperatives’ future thrown into doubt as districts withdraw.






group wants longmont to commit to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030


sustainable resilient longmont wants mayor dennis coombs to commit city to 100 percent sustainable power by 2030.






clean energy collaboration to give presentations in richmond, berkeley


berkeley –– a clean energy consortium created by cities and employers in the nine bay area counties is holding a pair of local renewable energy workshops to share information with the public. the sunshare program offers pre-negotiated group discounts on rooftop solar photovoltaic systems for home owners, as well as information on sustainable energy systems […]






nonprofit wants longmont to commit to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030


sustainable resilient longmont members rallied at the longmont civic center on tuesday night to drum up support for their new renewable energy campaign.






french minister says us energy secretary has not signaled climate backpedalling


u.s. energy secretary rick perry has said nothing about the u.s. backpedaling on climate change commitments, french minister of ecology, sustainable development and energy segolene royal said on monday. in march u.s. president donald trump signed an order to undo obama-era climate change regulations...






nuclear energy was once considered a fundamental part of america's energy future


there was a time when nuclear power was considered to be the bulwark of america's energy future. now the titan appears to be teetering. westinghouse electric co. — long considered the leader in nuclear power development — filed for bankruptcy protection in late march. the move puts in jeopardy...






little fish, big worry: future of menhaden sparks concern


a big decision about the future of a little fish is attracting the attention of ocean conservation groups who say they are concerned about whether menhaden fishing can be considered sustainable.






donald trump’s energy policy clouds future of colorado energy office


a top republican lawmaker is using a pressing deadline to renew the colorado energy office to demand significant changes and realign the office with the energy priorities outlined by president donald trump’s administration.






no, rick perry, california's renewable energy policies aren't dangerous for the


when energy secretary rick perry ordered a 60-day review of the “long-term reliability of the electric grid” on april 15, he might as well have cited california’s energy policies as the target of his inquiry. california, after all, is the nation’s leading supporter of renewable energy, which fossil...






st. paul mayoral candidate elizabeth dickinson envisions a greener city


third-party hopeful fights for sustainable energy, eco-minded jobs and industry.






la ranks first among california counties for clean-energy jobs, santa clara is f


an estimated 519,500 californians are working in clean-energy industries, and los angeles county is leading the way, according to a report released monday.






poland in talks on us gas supplies as fresh energy source


poland's economy minister says it is "very likely" that u.s. liquid gas may in the near future help diversify the nation's energy sources.






energy stocks fall with oil prices, leading wall street lower


energy stocks are leading an early decline on wall street as the price of oil takes another turn lower. marathon oil slumped 3.9% in early trading tuesday. murphy oil dropped 3%. streaming music company pandora media slumped 3.5% after the company announced it will launch an on-demand music service...






sempra energy bids $9.45b for oncor, topping buffett offer


san diego (ap) — sempra energy is buying texas power transmitter oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from warren buffett’s berkshire hathaway. sempra said monday that it will also pick up $9.35 billion of the company’s debt. to gain possession of oncor, sempra will acquire the reorganized energy future holdings corp. energy […]






sempra energy bids $9.45b for oncor, topping buffett offer


sempra energy is buying texas power transmitter oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from warren buffett's berkshire hathaway. sempra said monday that it will also pick up $9.35 billion of the company's debt. to gain possession of oncor, sempra will acquire the reorganized energy future...






university of denver and university of california berkeley students team up to b


the university of denver and university of california berkeley have teamed up to compete in the eighth solar decathlon, a biennial competition put on by the department of energy designed to encourage innovation in sustainability. the partnership makes one of 12 college teams from around the globe taking part in the competition to build a sustainable zero net energy home.






clean energy, and its jobs, are the future


enlightened economic policy doesn’t save dying industries. it saves the people who work in them. the first thing you do is to keep them afloat with health and other safety-net benefits. the second thing is to provide strong retraining programs leading to good jobs.






16,000 without power in south carolina after irma


columbia, s.c. (ap) — utilities in south carolina are making good progress in restoring electric service to those who lost power in the aftermath of hurricane irma. duke energy reported the biggest problems thursday morning with more than 9,000 customers without service. the biggest problems were in oconee, anderson and pickens counties. the electric cooperatives […]






sponsored: airports can help make air transportation more sustainable


sustainable aviation biofuels could help airlines transition away from fossil fuels and alleviate some impacts of climate change.






the future of cars – connected, electric and shared


leading silicon valley investors and entrepreneurs shared their vision on the future of vehicles, and the region's role in disrupting the automobile industry.






perry says coal-fired power plants important in us future


maidsville, w.va. (ap) — after touring one of the few recently built coal-fired power plants in the u.s., energy secretary rick perry says they’re important for the country’s future. perry says a stable baseload of electricity is important and this technology provides “the ability to deliver a secure, economical and environmentally good source of energy.” […]






sci-fi thriller 'atomica' runs low on energy


“atomica” is set in a corporatized-energy future based on repurposing radiation after catastrophically disastrous leaks. the premise has tantalizing possibility: an isolated nuclear power plant in one of the uninhabitable contaminated areas shows signs of malfunction — mechanically and in the case...






food: farming for the future


earthrise looks at some innovative methods of sustainable farming and food production as climate change intensifies.






solar farms are cropping up in will county


as harvest season approaches, some will county farmers may already be considering alternatives to the future of their corn and soybean fields. they are learning that the sun they now rely on to produce vegetables, could be harnessed into a new cash crop. empowered by illinois' new future energy...






us utilities seek sun as trump sides with coal, fossil fuels


raleigh, n.c. (ap) — plunging solar power costs are leading u.s. electric companies to capture the sun just when president donald trump is moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels. major electric utilities are moving into smaller-scale solar farming, a niche developed by local cooperatives and non-profits. it’s both an opportunity and a defensive […]






poland in talks on us gas supplies as fresh energy source


warsaw, poland (ap) — poland’s economy minister says it is “very likely” that u.s. liquid gas may in the near future help diversify the nation’s energy sources. mateusz morawiecki, who is also the deputy prime minister, said friday he held talks in washington on the issue earlier this week. diversification its energy sources is important […]






energy stocks lead indexes higher


energy companies are leading stocks higher monday as the price of crude oil climbs, keeping major indexes near record highs. transocean, a rig operator, was up 3.8% shortly before 9 a.m. pacific time. marathon oil rose 3.7%. cybersecurity company symantec was up 4% as last week's global cyberattack...






coal’s future as a power source in colorado flickering


xcel energy is making an economic argument for shuttering two of its coal-burning units in pueblo a decade ahead of schedule, saying the move would meet customer demand for cleaner energy, significantly reduce air emissions, and lower electricity costs for ratepayers.






big slide in oil prices casts shadow over u.s. drilling recovery


just when oil prices seemed high enough to spur a sustainable revival in domestic drilling, including in colorado, a surge in u.s. petroleum stockpiles and a warning from saudi arabia's energy minister pushed them sharply lower this week.






california's goal: an electricity grid moving only clean energy


california lawmakers are considering a future without the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity, a step that would boost the renewable energy industry and expand the scope of the state’s battle against global warming. if approved at the end of the legislative session next month, the proposal...






stocks edge back from record highs


declines in energy and industrial stocks are leading u.s. indexes slightly lower in early trading as the market comes off a record high close the day before. energy companies fell early wednesday along with the price of crude oil. newfield exploration sank 9%. newmont mining dropped 2% after reporting...






banks lead an early gain for u.s. stocks


banks and energy stocks were leading u.s. stock indexes higher in friday’s early trading on wall street. comerica gained 2.1% shortly after the opening bell, while chesapeake energy increased 2%. the pound slumped after britain's ruling conservatives lost their majority in parliament. the standard...