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  1. Oil and Gas: Trudeau says the Canadian oil sands needs to be 'phased out'

      TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked anger in the oil-rich province of Alberta on Friday for saying Canada needs to phase out the oil sands . Trudeau told a town-hall meeting in Peterborough, Ontario that they can't shut down the oil sands tomorrow but they need to phase it out eventually. The prime minister was asked about his government's approval of pipelines and whether that was consistent with the promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He said there needs to be a transition off dependence on fossil fuels. Trudeau's comments caused outrage on social media and criticism from Alberta politicians. Premier Rachel Notley said the oil sands are not going anywhere any time soon. Alberta opposition leader Brian Jean said the oil and gas industry provides thousands of good-paying jobs and if Trudeau wants to shut it down he'll have to go through him and four million Albertans first. Alberta has the third-largest oil reserves in the world. Jason Kenney, a former federal Conservative minister and leadership candidate for Alberta's provincial Conservative party, said the oil sands represent trillions of dollars of future wealth for Canadian families. "That's our ability to pay for pensions, health care, and infrastructure and education. It also represents hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs for working, middle-income families," Kenney said. Kenney said Alberta won't let Trudeau do to Alberta what Trudeau's father, late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, did to Alberta. In 1980, the elder Trudeau brought in the national energy program, a package of taxes and rules designed to funnel more resource revenues to Ottawa while keeping the domestic price below world levels. Alberta's premier at the time took it as a declaration of war. The elder Trudeau was despised in the province.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  2. In energy review, DOE calls for upgrading power grid technology

    DOE said that of the initial report’s 63 recommendations, 21 are fully or partially reflected in federal law and 29 have been fully implemented through actions by the administration

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  3. Netherlands in coal plant closure stalemate

    Plans to shut down the Netherlands' coal-fired power plants have produced a stalemate in the nation's parliament.  

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  4. GE wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

    GE today won the Large Corporation award at the Zayed Energy Prize ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  1. Coal News: US seeks changes to coal program, but Trump could alter path

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  2. Report calls for new framework to estimate social costs of carbon

    The federal government should use a new framework to estimate carbon dioxide’s social cost for regulatory impact analysis that would strengthen the scientific basis, provide greater transparency, and improve characterization of the estimates’ uncertainties, a recent report from the National ...

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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017

  3. API official lists policy areas for upcoming confirmation hearings

    US senators considering nominees to lead the US Departments of the Interior and Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency should ask about ways policies can be improved to create jobs, benefit consumers, and improve the general economy and domestic energy security, an American Petroleum ...

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  4. Ontario company stands by plan to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron

    A Canadian company that wants to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron says a study of alternative sites has found none better than a location already being considered

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  5. California agencies says expanded transmission key to meeting renewable mandate

    The report also seeks to identify opportunities to develop electric transmission

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    Wed, 28 Dec 2016

  6. Company stands by plan to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron

    A Canadian company that wants to bury nuclear waste from power plants near Lake Huron said Tuesday a study of alternative sites had found none better than a location already targeted, which has drawn strong opposition on both sides of the border.

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    Thu, 5 Jan 2017

  7. EDF Renewable Energy opens Illinois wind power project

    According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind-supported jobs grew by 20 percent in 2015 alone

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    Wed, 28 Dec 2016

  8. EDF Renewable Energy announces commercial operation at Kelly Creek Wind power project

    EDF Renewable Energy has announced that the 184 megawatt Kelly Creek Wind power project in Illinois reached commercial operation.

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

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