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November 3, 2017

Energy – SciPol Weekly, October 28 – November 3

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, new solar farms in Southern California; St. Louis votes for clean power; why oil rich countries are using renewables; and global oil and gas market shrinks.

October 13, 2017

Energy – SciPol Weekly, October 7 – October 13

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, requests for new regulation from the Department of Energy; the future of coal with or without the Clean Power Plan; and measuring power plants' CO2 emissions from space. 

September 29, 2017

Energy – SciPol Weekly, September 23 – September 29

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, potential new drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; DOE funding for carbon capture technologies; the impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico's energy grid; and getting energy from evaporating water.

September 15, 2017

Energy – SciPol Weekly, September 9 – September 15

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, China's decision to gradually switch to only electric cars; the "race" between nuclear and other forms of renewable energy; long-term impacts of Hurricane Harvey; and potentially undervaluing solar energy.

September 1, 2017

South Texas Project nuclear plant running despite Harvey

Reuters – The two nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project plant near Houston were operating at full capacity on Tuesday, a spokesman for the plant said, as watchdog groups called for the facility to shut due to Tropical Storm Harvey.

September 1, 2017

Storm Harvey paralyzes a fifth of U.S. fuel output

Reuters – Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey has shut nearly a fifth of U.S. oil-refining capacity, triggering worries about a gasoline supply crunch as the slow-moving tempest lumbers through the heart of America’s petrochemicals industry.

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