Sunday, September 30, 2018

Washington Rolls Back Safety Rules Inspired by Deepwater Horizon Disaster



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Washington Rolls Back Safety Rules Inspired by Deepwater Horizon Disaster // NYT > Science
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/climate/offshore-drilling-safety-deepwater-horizon.html

New rules will no longer require oil companies to design gear for "most extreme" conditions, such as violent weather or heavy pressure within undersea wells — a key factor in the deadly 2010 blowout.
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NYTimes: Trump Administration Prepares a Major Weakening of Mercury Emissions Rules

Trump Administration Prepares a Major Weakening of Mercury Emissions Rules https://nyti.ms/2Qkv6kr
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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Leading the way, California bans gun sales to people under 21

Arctic lakes, looking like they are boiling, are leaking potent methane gases.

Arctic lakes are leaking greenhouse gases. And one is behaving very strangely.
https://wapo.st/2zqqNOS
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Banks turn their back on coal amid emissions concerns – pv magazine International

Solar PV to grow 65-fold by 2050, 2°C target will be missed by a long shot – report – pv magazine International

Declining prices forces SMA to lower 2018 forecasts, announce structural changes – pv magazine International

China about to do to inverters what they did to telecom gear and solar panels.

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/09/27/declining-prices-forces-sma-to-lower-2018-forecasts-announce-structural-changes/
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

CNBC: New Jersey utility PSE&G proposes $4 billion plan to advance state's clean energy goals

CNBC: New Jersey utility PSE&G proposes $4 billion plan to advance state's clean energy goals.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/27/new-jersey-utility-proposes-4-billion-clean-energy-plan.html
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Bloomberg: How Renewables Lead to a World of Peak Energy

Bloomberg: How Renewables Lead to a World of Peak Energy.
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-27/renewables-mean-peak-energy-demand
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CNET: Volkswagen and Stanford want to make hydrogen fuel cells cheaper

CNET: Volkswagen and Stanford want to make hydrogen fuel cells cheaper.
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/volkswagen-platinum-catalyst-stanford-fuel-cell/#ftag=CAD0610abe0f
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The New York Times: E.P.A. to Eliminate Office That Advises Agency Chief on Science

The New York Times: E.P.A. to Eliminate Office That Advises Agency Chief on Science.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/climate/epa-science-adviser.html
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5 Ways Ultracapacitors Operate In Utility Grids And Microgrids | Energy Central

More U.S. Corporate Giants Warn Tariffs Will Mean Price Hikes

Macron Says Paris Climate Deal Lives On Despite `One Decision' - Bloomberg

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

What are bifacial solar modules?

Trump on U.N. speech: ‘They were laughing with me’

Bolivian president tears into Trump at UN Security Council meeting | TheHill

Trump tariffs have cost Ford $1 billion, according the carmaker's CEO - Business Insider

US Navy realizing risks from climate change

China bumps up renewable energy target to reduce reliance on coal

The entire globe (the US least) will benefit from this scale-up in volume commitment.

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China bumps up renewable energy target to reduce reliance on coal // Engadget
https://www.engadget.com/amp/2018/09/26/china-raises-renewable-energy-target-to-reduce-coal/

China, the world's biggest energy consumer, is stepping up its push into clean power with a revised renewable energy target. The nation is now aiming for renewables to account for at least 35 percent of energy consumption by 2030, whereas its previous target only stipulated "non-fossil fuels" making up 20 percent of energy use within the same time frame.

The new plan, called the Renewable Portfolio Standard, aims to tackle the country's soaring pollution levels by reducing its reliance on coal. The legislation also raises targets for individual provinces, and calls for non-compliant firms to pay compensation charges to grid companies, which will be used to cover government subsidies for renewable projects.

It's an encouraging step, especially from such an energy-hungry country. But in comparison to many other parts of the world, it's essentially an exercise in keeping up. The EU has a target of 40 percent renewables by 2030, for example, while the US -- although not beholden to any nationwide regulation -- is home to over 30 states with enforced or voluntary renewables targets hovering around the same levels. California has pledged 50 percent by 2030, Colorado 30 percent by 2020 and Minnesota around 25 percent by 2025.

Nonetheless, it's still an aspirational target -- China's an influential economy and will do well to lead by example. It's also already a major producer of renewable energy and indeed, renewable energy technology, so the target increase is undoubtedly designed to help bolster markets in this area, and reduce reliance on trade deals with the rest of the world. It's no secret that they're in jeopardy at the moment.

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NYTimes: Flash Flooding in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York Turns Roads Into Rivers

Flash Flooding in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York Turns Roads Into Rivers https://nyti.ms/2NBIVy2
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Canadian Solar unveils new 400+ W poly bifacial solar module | photon.info

Majority of US voters wants their utilities and the government to advance solar deployment | photon.info

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Reuters: More Coal Ash breaches on the way from Florence-triggered floods washing into South Carolina

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Thousands told to flee as Florence-triggered floods wash into South Carolina
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-florence/thousands-told-to-flee-as-florence-triggered-floods-wash-into-south-carolina-idUSKCN1M512G

Thousands of people in the Georgetown, South Carolina, area were urged to evacuate their homes on Tuesday as rainwater unleashed by Hurricane Florence surged down rivers, threatening to submerge some neighborhoods under 10 feet of water.

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published electric utility rate, tariff, and demand charge data? - FAQ - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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UN leaders laugh at Trump - The Washington Post

Trump Faces Laughter at UN, Then Unleashes Global Grievance List

Trump Faces Laughter at UN, Then Unleashes Global Grievance List  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-25/trump-faces-laughter-at-un-then-unleashes-global-grievance-list
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Reuters: U.S. approval of $330 million military sale to Taiwan draws China's ire - tit for tat escalates as feared and predicted

From Reuters News:

U.S. approval of $330 million military sale to Taiwan draws China's ire
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-military/u-s-approval-of-330-million-military-sale-to-taiwan-draws-chinas-ire-idUSKCN1M42J9

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F-16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to $330 million, prompting China to warn on Tuesday that the move jeopardized Sino-U.S. cooperation.

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Reuters: China denies Hong Kong port visit for U.S. navy ship amid trade tensions

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China denies Hong Kong port visit for U.S. navy ship amid trade tensions
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence/china-denies-hong-kong-port-visit-for-u-s-navy-ship-amid-trade-tensions-idUSKCN1M513B

China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over trade and a U.S. decision to sanction the Asian nation's military.

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Reuters: Dollar slips ahead of widely expected Fed rate hike

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Dollar slips ahead of widely expected Fed rate hike
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-forex/dollar-slips-ahead-of-widely-expected-fed-rate-hike-idUSKCN1M504F

The dollar was slightly weaker on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that is widely expected to end with an interest rate hike, as investors already have priced in two more rate increases this year and some in 2019, leaving little room for further currency gains.

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Reuters: Oil price above $80 lifts stocks, rate hikes expected

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Oil price above $80 lifts stocks, rate hikes expected
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/oil-price-above-80-lifts-stocks-rate-hikes-expected-idUSKCN1M502P

European shares climbed on Tuesday as oil prices above $80 a barrel lifted energy stocks, while U.S. stocks slid on losses in chipmakers and rate-sensitive shares ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike.

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Reuters: At UN general assembly Iran's Rouhani calls trump a moron and world leaders laugh at his boasting

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Trump, Iran's Rouhani exchange threats, insults on U.N.'s world stage
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-usa-iran/trump-irans-rouhani-exchange-threats-insults-on-u-n-s-world-stage-idUSKCN1M51Q3

U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with Trump vowing more sanctions against Tehran and Rouhani suggesting his American counterpart suffers from a "weakness of intellect."

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Reuters: New GM-built 'Beast' presidential limo to carry 'The Fat Moron' in NYC Today

From Reuters News:

New GM-built 'Beast' presidential limo makes Trump debut
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-limousine/new-gm-built-beast-presidential-limo-makes-trump-debut-idUSKCN1M42FY

The latest version of the heavily armored U.S. presidential limousine known as "The Beast" is making its debut in New York City this week.

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Reuters: China says U.S. putting 'knife to its neck', hard to proceed on trade

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China says U.S. putting 'knife to its neck', hard to proceed on trade
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-talks/china-says-u-s-putting-knife-to-its-neck-hard-to-proceed-on-trade-idUSKCN1M509S

A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday it is difficult to proceed with trade talks with the United States while Washington is putting "a knife to China's neck", a day after both sides heaped fresh tariffs on each other's goods.

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Reuters: Macron tells Trump he is responsible for the oil price increase he is complaining about

From Reuters News:

Macron tells Trump oil prices would fall if Iran could sell its oil
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-macron-oil/macron-tells-trump-oil-prices-would-fall-if-iran-could-sell-its-oil-idUSKCN1M52M7

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of high oil prices, saying that if had not reimposed sanctions on Tehran, prices would not have risen as much.

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Trump Plan to Rollback Fuel Standards to Get Second Hearing - screw the climate and your children and grandchildren

Sunday, September 23, 2018

CCN: This Off-Grid, Solar-Powered System Sends Crypto Through Mesh Radio Network

CCN: This Off-Grid, Solar-Powered System Sends Crypto Through Radio Waves.
https://www.ccn.com/this-off-grid-solar-powered-system-sends-crypto-through-radio-waves/
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Ars Technica: Four maps show how electricity generation has changed in the US

Ars Technica: Four maps show how electricity generation has changed in the US.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/how-the-us-energy-mix-has-changed-since-2007-in-four-maps/
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NBCNews.com: Germany's new hydrogen-powered trains point the way to sustainable rail travel

NBCNews.com: Germany's new hydrogen-powered trains point the way to sustainable rail travel.
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/germany-s-new-hydrogen-powered-trains-point-way-sustainable-rail-ncna912086
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Space.com: Satellite Flare, a Lunar Eclipse Under the Milky Way, Mars and Jupiter(Photo)

Space.com: Satellite Flare Photobombs a Lunar Eclipse Under the Milky Way (Photo).
https://www.space.com/41883-satellite-flare-photobombs-lunar-eclipse-photo.html
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AP Mobile: NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump - third one reported so far.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Uh Oh: U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles. China openly flaunts sanctions now that Trump has fried any reason they would have to heed them.

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U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/u-s-sanctions-china-for-buying-russian-fighter-jets-missiles-idUSKCN1M02TP

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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AP Analysis: Trump heads to UN - A factual account of the situation as of this date

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LOBBYING: U.S. ethane exporter linked to Russian owners and spy case -- Wednesday, August 1, 2018 -- www.eenews.net

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060091815
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Ciel & Terre delivers floating solar system for water district in California | photon.info

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

AP Mobile: Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

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North Carolina pig farms' lagoons overflowing after Hurricane Florence

Europe on the road to banning cars in dense urban centers

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Small lot prices back to where the were before tariffs and heading lower.

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Banks Are Trying to Launch Crypto Assets with R3 Tech - CoinDesk

Factbox: Big gains in Florence-impacted utility restoration; gas demand remains down | S&P Global Platts

Reuters: Blockchain startup Ripple signs up PNC as a customer for its payment tech

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Blockchain startup Ripple signs up PNC as a customer for its payment tech
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-blockchain-ripple/blockchain-startup-ripple-signs-up-pnc-as-a-customer-for-its-payment-tech-idUSKCN1LZ1W9

A division of PNC Financial Services Group Inc  will use technology built by startup Ripple to process international payments, the companies said on Wednesday, a possible precursor to the use of blockchain in mainstream finance.

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Excerpt from new book called "The Apprentice": At CIA’s ‘Russia House,’ growing alarm about 2016 election interference

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A manifesto for renewing liberalism - The Economist

Moody's: Hurricane Florence damage estimated at $17 billion or more

Watch: Island of fire ants floats through flood waters after Florence

Florence: Fear near Cape Fear rises with the river, and the death toll in North Carolina keeps rising - approaching peak damage event.

At least 1.7 million chickens dead in flooding from Florence, major poultry producer says - what I want to know is where is all that manure?

Key Oil and Gas Sector Indicators - US EIA

 

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New York PSC moves state closer to energy storage, climate goals | Utility Dive

SUSTAINABLE AND HOLISTIC INTEGRATION OF ENERGY STORAGE AND SOLAR PV (SHINES) | Department of Energy

Solargise studies feasibility for plastic-free solar panel manufactory in Quebec | photon.info

Cranberry farmers looking for sunnier pastures via solar panels

More evidence that market acceptance of the value of complementary use solar on farmlands is increasing.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Japanese energy giant Marubeni just gave up coal for renewables

Quartz: Japanese energy giant Marubeni just gave up coal for renewables.
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Friday, September 14, 2018

Fwd: Fact Checker: Trump hits 5,000 provable false or misleading claims since inauguration.


 
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The president of the United States has surpassed 5,000 false or misleading claims since his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. It's an incredible feat of serial mendacity. Never in history have there been so many dead cherry trees in the land of Washington.

To be precise, that's 5,001 claims in 601 days, according to The Fact Checker's database tracking and analyzing all of Trump's suspect statements.

This stream of falsehoods and misdirections has become a defining feature of the Trump presidency. Untruths are a staple of the president's speeches, interviews and tweets, Cabinet meetings, bilateral summits and news conferences, bill signings, video messages and campaign rallies. Sometimes he makes false claims because he's confusing his talking points on the economy; sometimes he tells demonstrable lies about his alleged affairs. And as time has gone by, Trump has only increased his rate of making false or misleading claims.

The average over Trump's presidency is 8.3 claims a day. But in the nine days after Labor Day, his rate was nearly four times higher: 32 per day.

To illustrate this dramatic acceleration, let's take a look at Sept. 6, when Trump made 74 false or misleading claims, nearly nine times the daily average of his presidency. Now let's take Sept. 7 — a new daily record, with an astonishing 125 false or misleading claims. Trump spoke for nearly 120 minutes that day, which means he made roughly 1.04 false or misleading claims per minute.

All 5,001 claims are categorized and fact-checked in our searchable database, and we will keep adding more as they come.

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Not what he said

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) took exception with one of Brett Kavanaugh's answers during his confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court. Harris, a former attorney general of California, posted a video on Twitter in which the nominee referred to "abortion-inducing drugs." She said it was telegraphic proof that Kavanaugh would dismantle abortion rights.

"There's no question that he uncritically used the term 'abortion-inducing drugs,' which is a dog whistle term used by extreme anti-choice groups to describe birth control," Harris tweeted.

Except, Kavanaugh never blew this dog whistle. When he said "abortion-inducing drugs," he was describing the position held by a group of litigants that had come before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where he is currently a judge. Harris tweeted a video with Kavanaugh's comments, but that video was deceptively edited to remove the phrase "they said" — which would have made it clear that Kavanaugh was quoting others, not expressing his own views.

We gave Four Pinocchios to Harris and urged other Democrats to drop this talking point.

 

More art than science

Key to any good fact-checking operation is having strong standards and rules. But there's no one way to go about it.

Case in point: A study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found wide variances in the way science publications in English-speaking countries fact-check their articles. (This kind of fact-checking is different from what we do here. Magazines and journals in many cases have a rigorous fact-checking process to vet articles before publication. But those fact-checkers aren't publishing work of their own.)

MIT researchers surveyed 79 science publications and found that only one-third or so have dedicated fact-checkers. "About 15% said they rely on copy editors for fact checking," the study added. "Others place the onus on journalists and editors, and about a third have no formal fact-checking procedures in place at all."

Among other interesting findings: 87 percent of fact-checkers in the study did not have a science degree; science publications tend to invest in fact-checking for long-form articles more than for shorter news items; and digital publications are more likely to fact-check their articles than print publications (68 percent vs. 66 percent).

We're always looking for fact-check suggestions.

You can also reach us via email, Twitter (@GlennKesslerWP, @mmkelly22, @rizzoTK or use #FactCheckThis), or Facebook (Fact Checker). Read about our rating scale here, and sign up here for our weekly Fact Checker newsletter.

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