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August 1, 2014

Coal miners descend on Pittsburgh to protest EPA hearing

Manuel QuiƱones, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-08-01 06:53:33

Several thousand coal miners, other union workers and supporters flooded the streets here in opposition to U.S. EPA’s proposals to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Action in the streets, including a smaller presence by climate activists, overshadowed the agency’s daylong listening session on the regulations on the 13th and 15th floors of the federal building downtown. Police arrested more than a dozen union activists, including United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts for sitting in front of the building’s steps in protest. [ read more … ]

Tesla, Panasonic team up to build battery ‘gigafactory’

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2014-08-01 06:53:50

Tesla Motors Inc. and Panasonic Corp. are teaming up to build a battery manufacturing plant. The California-based electric vehicle maker and Japanese electronics giant will produce lithium-ion battery cells for EVs at a “gigafactory” in the United States, the companies said today. [ read more … ]

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