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March 13 Energy News



¶ “How we can turn railroads into a climate solution” • Railroads could drive the growth of clean energy. That is the aim of a new proposal to electrify railroads, run them on renewable energy, and use rail corridors as electricity superhighways to carry power from remote solar and wind installations to population centers. [Grist]

Cover illustration of the book, Solutionary Rail

¶ “Bringing Fresh Air to Biogas” • Swapping the predominant use of fossil fuels with bioenergy has benefits that extend far beyond meeting climate treaty obligations. Projects can be used to promote local economies and help create new job opportunities, as well as saving money and promoting social responsibility. [INSEAD Knowledge]


¶ The South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill will reveal a New energy policy tomorrow at 11 am. The announcement comes on the back of conversations with Tesla Founder Elon Musk about…

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  1. Only reading this did I realize the full repercussions of Evraz (belonging to Putin kingmaker Roman Abramovich (whose wife is friend to Ivanka Trump) along with other oligarchs apparently owning the only company that makes rails in the US! It means that they can undermine railway travel to better promote the use of private vehicles, along with pipelines. Evraz supplied pipes for XL Pipeline and Dakota Access and will probably supply Bayou Bridge. Russia remains a very major source of petroleum for the US. Trump commerce secretary Wilbur Ross sold much of the US steel industry to India tycoon Mittal. I recall sitting in a couple of Finance classes in the early 1990s where the professor talked about the US economy being based on liquidating its assets rather than creating anything – more important truth in that finance class than in the other departments.

    Comment by miningawareness | March 15, 2017 | Reply

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