The ECOreport published an OP-Ed, Trump’s Rollback of America’s Energy Infrastructure Takes A Giant Leap Today
By Roy L Hales
America’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees the development of approximately 570 million acres where there are coal deposits. Less than 1% of that is currently under development. That is about to change. President Donald Trump’s rollback of America’s energy infrastructure takes a giant leap today.
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The ECOreport publishes an Op-ED about plans to expand North America’s fossil fuel production, Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About Our Future
By Roy L Hales
Alberta’s oil industry won a symbolic victory. President Trump calls his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline “a great day for jobs and energy independence” in the United States. Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) admits the industry is not using its’ current pipeline capacity and adding more pipelines is “not consistent with the Paris Accord’s commitment to keep (Global) warming to two degrees Celsius, or its aspirational goal of limiting it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.” Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is about our future on a planet where the scale and pace of extreme weather events is increasing.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from the Unites States, Trump’s DOE promotes wind & solar
Originally Published on Clean Technica
By Tina Casey
All of those folks who were cautiously optimistic about former Texas Governor Rick Perry as head of the US Department of Energy might be feeling a little more cautiously optimistic now. In the past several days, the agency has pushed out some news and social media messages hinting that the agency will continue to follow through with support for renewables.
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The ECOreport reposts news of solar’s potential impact, Are 80% Of US Rooftops Suitable For Solar?
Clean Technica via Solar Love
By Steve Hanley
Google has updated its Project Sunroof to include 3-D models of every rooftop in all 50 states. The new software takes into consideration the trees on your property, how much sun or shade hits your rooftop, and figures in the prevailing weather in your area. Then it takes all that data and builds a computer model that tells people how much electricity a rooftop solar system could generate if the homeowner decides to acquire one.
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The ECOreport reposts news from Colorado, Youth Win Fracking Suit Against Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
Press release from Our Children’s Trust
Today in a 2-1 decision, the Colorado Court of Appeals reversed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s order denying a youth-brought rulemaking petition against fracking, and a lower court’s order upholding the denial. The Court remanded the case to the district court and the Commission, finding that the Commission erred in its interpretation of Colorado law:
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed critical of the 2017 budget, Canada’s Budget Props Up Failing Tar Sands Industry
Editor’s note: Canada is a Petro-state, whose currency fluctuates with the rise and fall of oil prices. This would not be a healthy situation even if fossil fuel emissions were not triggering climate change. The government needs to develop other industries without collapsing our Petro-economy.
Press Release from the Wilderness Committee
While the federal government invests in moving Canada towards a low-carbon economy, Budget 2017 throws good money after bad in its attempts to prop up a failing tar sands industry.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED supportive of the Liberal Government, Climate Actions in Canada’s 2017 Budget
From Climate Action Network Canada
By Catherine Abreu
Today’s budget provides the financial backing we need to begin the serious work of implementing Canada’s climate framework and generating good, long-term jobs for Canadians. It also highlights several areas that need more work, particularly in building clean technology markets and ending fossil fuel subsidies.”
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from Germany, reducing grid bottlenecks with smart markets
Press release from Agora Energiewende
The number of wind turbines and photovoltaic panels installed across Germany continues to rise as part of the country’s ambitious Energiewende, or energy transformation. The vast majority of new renewable energy systems are connected to local distribution grids, thus increasing the volume of electricity that must be transported between regions using high-voltage transmission lines. However, grid bottlenecks often prevent transmission between certain regions from taking place. To address this problem, Germany’s grid operators are forced to throttle the production of wind energy and/or activate alternative sources of power. The costs associated with redispatch and feed-in management exceeded one billion euros in 2015. With the further progression of the energy transformation, grid bottlenecks are expected to become an increasingly frequent occurrence.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Site’s C’s real force of YES:
Yes, save the farmland;
Yes, save the forests;
Yes, save the money,
Say NO to the proposed Site C Dam
By Roger Bryenton
Why is BC Hydro building the Site C hydro-electric project, flooding valuable farmland along our Peace River Valley in north-east BC, destroying forests needed for carbon sequestration to help offset climate change, and eliminating fish that the First Nations rely upon for an essential food?
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The ECOreport reposts an Op Ed, Big Oil Receives Political Favours For Gifts Given To California Democrats
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
by Dan Bacher
State officials and the mainstream media have for many years portrayed California as the nation’s “green leader,” but a new analysis exposing a correlation between oil industry gifts and California lawmakers’ voting records shows a much different California, one heavily influenced by the oil and gas industry.
This report reveals that California legislators received $253,771.98 in 2016 in free trips, dinners, and hotel stays from groups at least partly funded by or affiliated with companies from the oil and gas sector, according to legislators’ financial disclosure forms released last week and analyzed by the Energy and Policy Institute, a pro-clean energy watchdog organization.
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