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  1. Reclamation's climate change adaptation strategy supports increasing water management flexibility

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López has released a report that provides a status update on the actions Reclamation is undertaking to meet the challenges of climate change on Western water supplies. This includes meeting the four goals established in the strategy, increasing water management flexibility , enhancing climate adaptation planning, improving infrastructure resiliency , and expanding information sharing. " Climate change poses clear risks to our ability to deliver water and power," Commissioner López said. "In light of those risks, Reclamation and our partners will take key steps that line up with the goals of this strategy, helping to ensure a sustainable water supply across the West." The strategy identifies four primary goals to improve Reclamation's ability to consider climate change information in its decision making: Goal 1 - Increase Water Management Flexibility Goal 2 - Enhance Climate Adaptation Planning Goal 3 - Improve Infrastructure Resiliency Goal 4 - Expand Information Sharing Reclamation is making progress on the activities identified in the four goals of the strategy. These activities include: five reservoir operation pilot studies that are evaluating how weather, hydrology and climate change information can better inform reservoir operations; implementing hydropower optimizations that could increase generation by 410,000 to 1.2 million megawatt hours per year, enough electricity for between 37,000 to 109,000 households; Reclamation is supporting integration of climate change information across planning activities through approaches developed through the basin studies and the drought response program; the Western Watershed Enhancement Program that has provided nearly $1.2 million to cost-share seven wildfire resiliency projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho and Washington; and Reclamation working with its partners to offer climate change training courses for technical water resource professionals and for general audience on integrating climate change considerations into water resources planning. The actions identified in the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy are part of the Department of the Interior's implementation of President Obama's Climate Action Plan , the strategy provides a framework in which Reclamation managers can develop and adopt innovative solutions that provide a more reliable water supply in a changing climate. It also supports the Nov. 1, 2013, Executive Order, Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change. To view the progress report and learn more about how Reclamation is incorporating climate change into its efforts, visit https://www.usbr.gov/climate .

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  2. Nuclear’s role in climate change fight is debated

    Nuclear and renewables should be seen as compatible and not act as sparring partners according to energy sector panellists at a conference in London.

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    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

  3. Saskatchewan Works on Wiggle Room Under Canada's End-of-Coal Program

    The province and federal government have reached an agreement in principle to finalize an equivalency agreement for Canada's existing coal-fired regulation.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  4. Saskatchewan seeks wiggle room under Canada's end-of-coal program

    The federal government announced regulatory actions that will accelerate the transition from traditional coal power to clean energy by 2030

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    Thu, 1 Dec 2016

  1. Oil and Gas: Buffett's firm facing pressure to sell fossil fuel stocks

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    Sat, 3 Dec 2016

  2. Coal News: Accident leaves 22 coal miners trapped in northeastern China

    Rescuers in northeastern China searched Wednesday for 22 miners trapped underground in the latest accident to befall China's mining industry.

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    Thu, 1 Dec 2016

  3. Davey and Heappey appointed to ADE

    The Association for Decentralised Energy in the UK has announced that former government energy secretary,Sir Ed Davey and James Heappey MP have been announced as vice-presidents of the organisation.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  4. Coal News: EPA calls federal study of coal-export project flawed

    The Environmental Protection Agency has criticized as inadequate a draft study the Army Corps of Engineers did on a proposed coal-export project in Washington state.

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    Sat, 3 Dec 2016

  5. Trump rollback of Obama energy plans may be difficult

    Environmental groups are gearing up to defend Obama's environmental legacy in court

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  6. Oil and Gas: Oil pipeline: Trump's stock in company raises concern

    President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump's investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president.

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  7. Carbon Emissions: Kerry: Obama's climate change targets won't be reversed

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a stirring appeal Wednesday to all countries — including his own — to press ahead with the fight against climate change , saying a failure to do so would be a "betrayal of devastating consequences."

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    Thu, 17 Nov 2016

  8. Energy Industry: EPA chief: Progress under Obama won't be undone by Trump

    President-elect Donald Trump will not derail progress made in fighting climate change and creating clean-energy jobs, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency insisted on Monday in arguing "the inevitability of our clean energy future is bigger than any one person or nation."

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    Wed, 23 Nov 2016

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