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Trump May Be Considering Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

The Hill: Trump Considering Exxon CEO for Secretary of State President-elect Donald Trump is considering ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson to be secretary of State, according to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. Scarborough tweeted that while...Show More Summary

Renewable Energy in the Age of Trump: Open for Business

By Joel Stronberg “I am white…a woman…pro-choice…educated…The government needs to run like a corporation, simple as that.”—Trump supporter In the age of Trump, all sustainability programs and policies will not be equal. Proven technologies...Show More Summary

Critics Call $3 Billion Sabal Trail Pipeline Florida’s Dakota Access Pipeline

As opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline swells at home and abroad, another pipeline project at the other end of the U.S. is quietly being installed as fast as possible, critics say, displacing residents, threatening water supplies,...Show More Summary

Eyes in the Sky: Cutting NASA Earth Observations Would Be a Costly Mistake

By David Titley,  Pennsylvania State University Donald Trump’s election is generating much speculation about how his administration may or may not reshape the federal government. On space issues, a senior Trump advisor, former Pennsylvania Rep. Show More Summary

Watch the Live Broadcast From US Energy Storage Summit 2016

GTM Squared will live-stream the U.S. Energy Storage Summit on December 7 and 8 from San Francisco. Join GTM Squared today to get exclusive access to the two-day broadcast, as well as the event's video on-demand. See the complete agenda for Day 1 and Day 2 below. Day 1: Wednesday, December 7 (all times PT) 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Show More Summary

SolarCity Launches Home Solar Service in Florida

SolarCity announced Thursday morning that it’s expanding operations into Florida, "something we’ve wanted to announce for a long time,” a company blog post read. The decision to launch a residential solar business in the state comesShow More Summary

Donald Trump's Swamp: Meet Ten Potential Energy and Climate Cabinet Picks and the Pickers

One of President-elect Donald Trump's most pressing current tasks is selecting who will serve in his new administration, especially his transition team and cabinet, though there are over 4,000 political appointees to hire for federal jobs in all. Much...Show More Summary

Clean Energy Advocates Praise Passage of Major Illinois Energy Bill

The Illinois General Assembly passed a major energy bill on Thursday that will allow Exelon’s Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear power plants to remain in operation as part of a broader package of measures to support clean energy in the...Show More Summary

Southern Resident Killer Whales Unlikely to Survive Increase in Oil Tanker Traffic, Say Experts

Under the waves of Haro Strait, hydrophones record the noise made by passing vessels and, if you happen to be a whale, the din is already disorienting and disturbing, making it difficult to echo-locate food or communicate with other members of the pod. “ It’s a thunder. Show More Summary

This Upgrade to Renewable Portfolio Standards Could Make Them a Lot More Effective at Grid Balancing

The consumer advocate in Arizona just proposed an overhaul of one of the most successful policies driving renewable energy adoption on the grid. Twenty-nine states accounting for 55 percent of U.S. electric sales have adopted renewable...Show More Summary

Indigenous seafood consumption 15 times higher per capita than national averages

(Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program) Coastal Indigenous people eat, on average, 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country, finds a Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program study published today in PLOS ONE. This highlights the need to consider food sovereignty and cultural identity as part of fisheries policy and Indigenous human rights.

Environmental scientist's early warning indicators win the prize

(Umea University) Promising environmental researcher David Seekell has been awarded a prestigious prize: the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. He was awarded the prize for his dissertation at Umeå University that developed early warning indicators for environmental tipping points practically usable to government officials and landowners.

Biologists unlock 51.7-million-year-old genetic secret to landmark Darwin theory

(University of East Anglia) Scientists have identified the cluster of genes responsible for reproductive traits in the Primula flower, first noted as important by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago.

India Holds The Crown For World’s Largest Solar PV Project. For Now

The world's largest solar photovoltaic power plant at a single location, India's Tamil Nadu project had yet another official unveiling and is now fully online and operational. Facts and figures on the Tamil Nadu project: 648-megawatt...Show More Summary

GOP-led Science Committee Sends Twitter Followers To Breitbart For Climate Misinformation

If you ran the Twitter account for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology, where do you reckon might you send your 178,000 followers for information on climate change? Before you all shout...Show More Summary

Making the Case for Energy Storage in Integrated Resource Planning

With utilities preparing to invest billions of dollars in system capacity over the next several years, “the time is now” for utilities to include energy storage in their integrated resource planning, according to the Energy Storage Association...Show More Summary

EPA's Fracking Study Edited at Last Minute, Downplaying Risks, Newly Uncovered Documents Show

Just before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its high profile study on fracking, the agency planned to announce that the draft “study shows potential vulnerabilities to drinking water from hydraulic fracturing process.” But...Show More Summary

New Survey Shows That Renewable Energy Polls Extremely Well Among Trump Voters

As the press tries to understand Donald Trump's approach to energy and climate change policy, the focus is on his limited policy proposals, transition team appointments, and confusing, off-hand quotes. But it's also helpful to look to...Show More Summary

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