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FirstEnergy to deactivate Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia
Seeking Alpha • Carl Surran
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Science • Matt Warren
FERC relaxes rule on participation of electric storage in markets
Renewable Energy Mag • Robin Whitlock
Rising Air Pollution Threatens Thailand’s Soaring Visitation
Skift • Bloomberg, Natnicha Chuwiruch, Supunnabul Suwannakij
Does the Nest Thermostat save you money on energy bills?
Android Central • Phil Nickinson
Environmental Groups Fight State’s Effort To Regulate Coal Ash On Its Own
NPR State Impact • Joe Wertz
Harsh words prompt Pruitt flight concerns
Politico • Kelsey Tamborrino
The Energy 202: Trump's infrastructure plan would make it harder to challenge pipelines
Washington Post • Dino Grandoni
Climate Deniers Support Likely Candidate for Top White House Environment Job
Scientific American • Zack Colman
Tesla Troubles, Flying Cars, and More Car News This Week
Wired • Aarian Marshall
 
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Economic Policy, Energy Regulation
FirstEnergy to deactivate Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia
Seeking AlphaCarl Surran
FirstEnergy (FE +0.9%) says it plans to deactivate the coal-fired Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia and will sell or close the 1,300 MW plant on Jan. 1. The decision comes after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last month rejected a plan...
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Auto Industry, Energy Regulation
Top stories: Data thugs, dirty drinking water and a sports car in space
ScienceMatt Warren
Don’t panic: The chance of this space-traveling sports car hitting Earth is just 6% in the next million years SpaceX CEO Elon Musk grabbed the world’s attention last week after launching his Tesla Roadster into space. But his publicity stunt has a...
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Distributed Generation, Electricity Markets
FERC relaxes rule on participation of electric storage in markets
Renewable Energy MagRobin Whitlock
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has voted to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy and ancillary services markets. These markets are operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators. The decision by the...
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Air Quality, Energy Regulation
Rising Air Pollution Threatens Thailand’s Soaring Visitation
SkiftBloomberg, Natnicha Chuwiruch, Supunnabul Suwannakij
Bangkok, the metropolis of gastronomic delights, infamous nightlife and swarming tourists, now has another sobriquet: it’s one of Asia’s most polluted cities, at least in the past couple of weeks. Concentrations of tiny, airborne PM2.5 particles that damage health on some days...
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Energy Legislation
Does the Nest Thermostat save you money on energy bills?
Android CentralPhil Nickinson
There's nothing magical about the Nest Thermostat. Not really, anyway. It's a little computer bolted to your wall and connected to your home internet is all. Metal. Plastic. Wires. Maybe some ball bearings or something. (Everything good has ball bearings. It's a...
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Barack Obama, Coal Industry
Environmental Groups Fight State’s Effort To Regulate Coal Ash On Its Own
NPR State Impact Joe Wertz
Environmental groups and concerned residents this week told federal officials the Oklahoma agency charged with protecting air, land and water lacked the resources and rules to manage a state-run plan to regulate coal ash. The comments were made at a Feb. 13...
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Biofuels, Carbon Tax
Harsh words prompt Pruitt flight concerns
PoliticoKelsey Tamborrino
With help from Eric Wolff, Darius Dixon and Anthony Adragna PROGRAMMING NOTE: Morning Energy will not publish on Monday, Feb. 19. Our next Morning Energy newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Feb. 20. HARSH WORDS MARK END OF YEAR ONE: Saturday marks one...
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Elections & Polls, Energy Regulation
The Energy 202: Trump's infrastructure plan would make it harder to challenge pipelines
Washington PostDino Grandoni
You are reading The Energy 202, our must-read tipsheet on energy and the environment. Not a regular subscriber? SIGN UP NOW POWER PLAYS Pruitt began switching his flights to first or business class after verbal confrontations with members of the public, officials...
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Air Quality, Climate Change
Climate Deniers Support Likely Candidate for Top White House Environment Job
Scientific AmericanZack Colman
Climate skeptics are rallying from a recent defeat by promoting another candidate who has questioned humans' role in climate change for a top White House environment job. Donald van der Vaart, the top environmental regulator under former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
Tesla Troubles, Flying Cars, and More Car News This Week
WiredAarian Marshall
Ah, life in a capitalist democracy. We vote with our ballots and send people to Washington, entrusting them to make the sort of decisions of which we would approve. And we vote with our wallets, hoping the executives in charge of our...
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