Archive for March, 2017

Vote: Do you agree with Trump’s rollback of coal rules?

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

Did Trump help the economy by eliminating rules on the coal industry? Or is this a catastrophic mistake? Please vote. This week, Donald Trump repealed the Obama Clean Power Plan. It’s a huge gift to the coal industry, which donated heavily to the Trump campaign. The new executive order rolls back emissions limits on coal-fired power stations and reopens federal lands to coal mining. The move is unlikely to bring back large numbers of mining jobs. Coal has been in a freefall because of cheaper natural gas and alternative energy sources. Also, the industry is heavily automated. But it fulfills […] Read More →

Legislature looks at job creation through advanced energy technologies

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

CARSON CITY, Nev. – (KOLO) State legislators are looking at several bills that would expand Nevada’s renewable energy output. A study by the American Jobs Project, a nonprofit focused on creating jobs in clean energy sectors, identified solar and battery technology as the state’s most promising fields. “Nevada is incredibly well positioned and could become a world leader in not just solar installations but solar manufacturing as well,” said Jackie Kimble of the American Jobs Project. “We really wanted to bring the message to legislators to please consider the larger picture because this opportunity isn’t going to be here forever, […] Read More →

Hungarian PM denounces Soros-backed college, U.S. urges restraint

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

By Krisztina Than and Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday a Budapest university founded by financier George Soros had “cheated” in awarding its diplomas and violated Hungarian laws. Orban, outspoken critic of liberal civil organizations funded by Soros, said the Central European University’s fate depended now on talks between Hungary and the United States. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that CEU was a “premier academic institution” that promoted academic excellence and critical thinking. “We urge the Government of Hungary to avoid taking any legislative action that would compromise CEU’s operations […] Read More →

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