Economy & Business

"Meet the Tesla Semitruck, Elon Musk's Most Electrifying Gamble Yet"

"Elon Musk has always dreamed big, and tonight he showed off his biggest reverie yet: the fully electric Tesla Semi. Powered by a massive battery and capable of hauling 80,000 pounds, it can ramble 500 miles between charges. It’ll even drive itself—on the highway, at least."

Source: WIRED, 11/17/2017

"Macron: France Will Cover US Share of Funding for UN Climate Panel"

"French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that France would cover the amount the U.S. contributed for climate science research to a United Nations panel after President Trump signaled America would exit the Paris climate change pact."

Source: The Hill, 11/16/2017

Author Of DOE Grid Study Describes Being Pressured To Fault Regulations

"When Energy Secretary Rick Perry set out this year to prove that Obama-era regulations were killing coal plants and undermining grid reliability, he turned to a veteran energy consultant from his home state of Texas to write the report."

Source: Forbes, 11/13/2017

"Trump’s Chinese Gas Deal Raises Ethics Issues for Wilbur Ross"

"On Sunday, thanks to a consortium of investigative journalists, the public learned that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross never fully divested himself of ownership in a big global shipping company — one with ties to Russia’s rulers — when he joined President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. But new reporting by NBC News shows that Ross’ potential conflicts of interest go even further."

Source: NBC News, 11/13/2017

EPA Taking More Advice From Industry — And Ignoring Its Own Scientists

"When the Environmental Protection Agency this week proposed repealing tighter emissions standards for a type of freight trucks, it cited research conducted by Tennessee Tech University but underwritten by the biggest truck manufacturer challenging the rule."

Source: Washington Post, 11/13/2017

"Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats”

A new book on "Big Chicken" dissects how common practices of the U.S. poultry industry are harming our air, water and health — and why Europe does it better. 

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"Trump Coal Backer Wins Big Under Perry's Power Plan"

"A proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to alter the nation's electricity markets would provide a windfall for a small group of companies — most strikingly one owned by coal magnate Bob Murray, a prominent backer of President Donald Trump."

Source: Politico, 11/06/2017

"DOE: Coal Rule Might Help Client Of Ex-Lobbyist Who Crafted It"

"The official who's leading the charge for the Trump administration's effort to subsidize coal plants is a longtime lobbyist who represented a troubled Ohio utility that stands to directly benefit from the proposed change."

Source: ClimateWire, 11/06/2017

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