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The Big Picture Blog • Guest Author
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Minnesota Public Radio • Dan Gunderson
Demand for biofuels is increasing global food prices, says study
The Guardian • Tom Levitt
Malcolm Turnbull says energy target legislated 'while Tony was prime minister'
The Guardian • Katharine Murphy Political Editor
From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor
Los Angeles Times • Chris Megerian
ETP secures FERC approval to drill along $4.2bn Rover gas pipeline
Energy Business Review
U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions
Reuters
FedEx's (FDX) CEO Fred Smith on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha
A clean energy target is not 'unconscionable', Tony Abbott. Wrecking climate policy is
The Guardian • Katharine Murphy
Trump nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties
Chicago Tribune • Jeff Horwitz, Michael Biesecker
 
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Everything must go
The Big Picture BlogGuest Author
Everything must go A rash of store closings is a sign that the ground has shifted under bricks-and-mortar merchants, with consequences for the retail sector and district communities PHIL DAVIES Fedgazette, September 19, 2017 The death notice typically goes out several months...
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Energy Regulation
Concern grows over effects of treated seeds on birds
Minnesota Public RadioDan Gunderson
Minnesota researchers are finding cause for concern about the effects on wild birds of neonicotinoid insecticide, which has been linked to bee losses for nearly a decade. "What we're doing is very preliminary but it's going to have significant ramifications," said Julia...
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Agriculture, Biofuels
Demand for biofuels is increasing global food prices, says study
The GuardianTom Levitt
Demand for biofuels made from food crops, such as palm and rapeseed oil, has led to an increase in global food prices and needs to be curbed, according to a new analysis. There has been a surge in the production of biofuels...
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Electricity Markets, Energy Policy
Malcolm Turnbull says energy target legislated 'while Tony was prime minister'
The GuardianKatharine Murphy Political Editor
Malcolm Turnbull says Australia has a renewable energy target now because of decisions Tony Abbott took as prime minister, and he claims the Coalition is “united” in ensuring that Australians have affordable and reliable energy. Turnbull’s sideswipe at Abbott followed the former...
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Climate Change, Coal Industry
From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor
Los Angeles TimesChris Megerian
No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal for preventing any new infrastructure...
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Energy Regulation, Natural Gas
ETP secures FERC approval to drill along $4.2bn Rover gas pipeline
Energy Business Review
Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has secured an approval the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to resume horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operations along the $4.2bn Rover pipeline project. Following the FERC approval, ETP expects to start drilling operations on nine HDD locations...
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Coal Industry, Energy & Utilities
U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions
Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear power industry is facing an uphill battle to hang onto its share of the country's electricity production, with some projecting a worst-case scenario where half of the nation's 99 nuclear reactors could shut over the next couple...
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Renewable Energy Policy, eRetail
FedEx's (FDX) CEO Fred Smith on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha
FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call September 19, 2017, 5:00 PM ET Executives Mickey Foster - Vice President, Investor Relations Fred Smith - Chairman and CEO Dave Bronczek - President and COO Alan Graf - Executive Vice President and CFO...
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Energy Finance, Energy Policy
A clean energy target is not 'unconscionable', Tony Abbott. Wrecking climate policy is
The GuardianKatharine Murphy
Tony Abbott has been an implacable force against rational climate action in this country for the best part of a decade, and nothing has changed. Having destroyed one set of energy policies designed to achieve orderly economic transformation and emissions reduction, and...
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Education, Energy Regulation
Trump nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties
Chicago TribuneJeff Horwitz, Michael Biesecker
(Kristoffer Tripplaar / Sipa USA / TNS) President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to a review...
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