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May 13, 2016

BLM advances Wyo.-to-Utah project to spur renewables

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-05-13 06:42:30

The Bureau of Land Management is advancing a major multistate transmission line project that the Obama administration considers a top priority in its ongoing efforts to develop wind and solar power in the West. BLM announced yesterday it has completed a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the 416-mile-long Gateway South Transmission Line Project, which is proposed by PacifiCorp’s Rocky Mountain Power and has been under federal review since 2008. [ read more … ]

Transmission Essential for Robust Electric Grid

By ISAK KVAM , Morning Consult  •    •  Posted 2016-05-13 06:42:51

Across the country, large corporations, utilities, and ordinary folks have embraced clean energy – and for very good reasons; but there is still not a lot of love for the transmission needed to bring renewables to the grid. The United States has a long history of building energy infrastructure to better serve our energy needs. [ read more … ]

Stock woes cloud near-term outlook for solar

Christa Marshall, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-05-13 06:46:15

A rocky week for solar stocks is raising questions about the sector’s near-term growth. SolarCity had one of its worst stock collapses in months after reporting disappointing first-quarter results and lower planned solar panel installations for the year.
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Oil refiners, gas producers face higher costs from climate laws: report

BY SUSANNA TWIDDLE, Reuters  •    •  Posted 2016-05-13 06:44:33

Oil refiners and gas producers could face higher production costs if countries use a high carbon price to follow through promises made at last year’s global climate summit in Paris, research showed on Thursday. The landmark Paris Agreement was a commitment by nearly 200 countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions from 2020 with the aim of limiting the rise in the global average temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
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Urban growth and the emissions challenge

Pola Lem, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-05-13 06:44:05

problem solvers, experts said yesterday. Currently, more than 3.5 billion people live in cities, according to the World Bank. That number is expected to reach 5 billion by 2030, with two-thirds of the global population living in cities.
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The epic journey of a modest proposal

John Fialka, E&E special correspondent  •    •  Posted 2016-05-13 06:43:26

In 1968, John H. Dales, an obscure Canadian economics professor, came back from a sabbatical determined to end what he felt was an endless and meaningless drama between environmental groups and industry over the problem of pollution. Industries fielded experts who would argue their emissions were necessary for jobs and profits. They reeled off statistics to prove they did little harm to the environment. That was the cue for environmental groups to react with outrage. Some, according to Dales, had become accustomed to simply accusing big business of being evil. [ read more … ]

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