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The Kentucky Startup That Is Teaching Coal Miners to Code

As coal industry jobs are lost, likely not to return, some in coal country have turned to coding

Restoring U.S.-Russia Nuclear Cooperation: A Practical Guide for Policymakers

U.S.-Russia relations have been increasingly strained in recent years over the Ukrainian crisis, the war in Syria and the allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. An unfortunate casualty of these tensions has been U.S.-Russia nuclear cooperation. Show More Summary

Department of Energy Loan Programs

Chris Edwards Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, thank you for inviting me to testify. I will discuss reasons why Congress should end funding for Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee programs. The federal government has subsidized the energy sector for decades. Show More Summary

Steel announcements pick up as new US administration settles in

What some are describing as the Trump Factor appears to be emboldening US steel producers to embark on new capital projects. Since the November 8 election of Donald Trump as US president, several mills have announced restarts of idled operations as well as major mill upgrades and expansions. Show More Summary

What Role Do Household Incomes Play in the Full Cost of Electricity?

Texas, a microcosm of the United States, shows that many households spend a fair fraction of their income on electricity

Nanomaterials Guidance Under REACH Review

In a move that could affect US manufacturers and chemical companies that do business in Europe, the European Chemicals Agency is moving forward with nanomaterial guidance regulations. The post Nanomaterials Guidance Under REACH Review appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Gore to Phase Out Perfluorinated Chemicals, Develop New Waterproofing Coatings

Gore Fabrics says it will eliminate perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) of environmental concern from its products by 2023. The post Gore to Phase Out Perfluorinated Chemicals, Develop New Waterproofing Coatings appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Oroville Dam Crisis Illustrates the Need for Investment in Infrastructure

An historic rainfall is threatening the integrity of a Northern California dam that provides flood control for the region, and it provides drinking water to 23 million people. The post Oroville Dam Crisis Illustrates the Need for Investment in Infrastructure appeared first on Environmental Leader.

TODAY’S STUDY: Here Come The Robot Cars

Peak Car Ownership; The Market Opportunity Of Electric Automated Mobility Services Charlie Johnson And Jonathan Walker, February 2017 (Mobility Transformation/Rocky Mountain Institute) Executive Summary – Introduction Personal vehicles have dominated the U.S. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, February 14: Climate Change Progress That Politics Won’t Stop; Wind’s Price Getting Better; Vermont Health Care Goes Solar

Climate Change Progress That Politics Won’t Stop The Trump administration can’t entirely roll back progress on climate change. Here’s why. Jessica F. Green, February 10, 2017 (Washington Post) “Environmentalists are not happy with the...Show More Summary

Nuclear Experts: High Radiation Estimates at Fukushima No Surprise to Us

Despite some press reports suggesting radiation was soaring, TEPCO says high counts were expected as robot probes edged closer to one of the damaged reactors

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