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Inslee's Carbon Tax Not a Priority for Speaker Frank Chopp, Sources Say
The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper • John Stang
A Silicon Valley congressman says energy consumption from Bitcoin mining needs to be taxed
Business Insider • Joe Perticone
FirstEnergy to deactivate Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia
Seeking Alpha • Carl Surran
Top stories: Data thugs, dirty drinking water and a sports car in space
Science • Matt Warren
FERC relaxes rule on participation of electric storage in markets
Renewable Energy Mag • Robin Whitlock
EPA chief Pruitt had to fly first class after insults
Daily Mail • Dailymail.Com, Deputy U.S. Political Editor, Geoff Earle
The Trump Cabinet is traveling in style. Thanks, taxpayers!
CNN • Gregory Krieg
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
 
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Carbon Tax
Inslee's Carbon Tax Not a Priority for Speaker Frank Chopp, Sources Say
The Stranger, Seattle's Only NewspaperJohn Stang
by John Stang Inslee brings out the big guns: John Kerry John Stang A few days ago, Gov. Jay Inslee brought in former U.S. Secretary of State and advocate to fight worldwide climate change John Kerry to convince Democratic legislators to pass...
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Carbon Tax, Energy Regulation
A Silicon Valley congressman says energy consumption from Bitcoin mining needs to be taxed
Business InsiderJoe Perticone
Bitcoin mining consumes tremendous amounts of energy, even as much as to power a single home for weeks. Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna said taxing cryptocurrencies similar to proposals to taxing carbon would quell environmental concerns. WASHINGTON — The mining of bitcoin and...
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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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CBS Television Distribution, Energy Regulation
EPA chief Pruitt had to fly first class after insults
Daily MailDailymail.Com, Deputy U.S. Political Editor, Geoff Earle
Environmental Protection Agency security decided Administrator Scott Pruitt had to fly first class to protect him from an F-bomb. Pruitt has been accosted numerous times while traveling by angry fellow travelers, a top EPA security official says – prompting the decision to...
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Energy Regulation, Politics & Policy
The Trump Cabinet is traveling in style. Thanks, taxpayers!
CNNGregory Krieg
()On the campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump promised to fill his Cabinet with the "best people in the world." As President, Trump has indeed hired a fleet of high-flyers -- though not in the way most voters might have hoped. Over...
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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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