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German Village Resists Plans to Strip It Away for the Coal Underneath

Published: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 7:07pm
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Energy

A grove of apple saplings grows on the lee side of Ulrich Schulz’s barn. He did not plant them for the fruit, he said, but as an act of rebellion against a nearby mining company that wants to raze his farm, which his family has owned since 1560, to get at the coal beneath his land.

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Europe, Facing Economic Pain, May Ease Climate Rules

Published: 
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:21am
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Energy

For years, Europe has tried to set the global standard for climate-change regulation, creating tough rules on emissions, mandating more use of renewable energy sources and arguably sacrificing some economic growth in the name of saving the planet.

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Catching Rays in California, and Storing Them

Published: 
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:20pm
Category: 
Energy

Solar power is growing so fast in California — with installations by customers increasing tenfold since 2006 — that it is turning the state’s power system upside down.

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Poll: Americans see impact of global warming

Published: 
Fri, 12/20/2013 - 8:33am

Most Americans say global warming is serious and want the United States to address it, but their support for government regulations has fallen in recent years, says a poll Fridayconducted for USA TODAY.

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Wind farms get extended leeway on eagle deaths

Published: 
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:06pm
Category: 
Energy

In a decision that highlights the clash between two cherished environmental goals — producing green energy and preserving protected wildlife — federal officials announced Friday that some wind power companies will be allowed to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty.

Conservation groups decried the Obama administration's new regulation as a "stunningly bad move" for wildlife, but wind industry officials said Friday that the rules from the Department of the Interior were far from a "free ride."