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Author Archives: Steve Hanley

Trump’s Coal Rescue Plan Will Force Taxpayers To Bail Out A Dying Industry

June 2nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The Trump administration is considering a plan that would order utility companies to purchase electricity from coal and nuclear generating plants even though the cost of that electricity will be higher than what they pay natural gas facilities and renewable suppliers. In other words, the Trump administration wants to force you to buy more expensive, dirtier electricity that is more likely to cause you health problems and perhaps even premature death

Social Cost Of Coal Must Now Be Considered By Washington Utilities

June 1st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has issued a directive to three utility companies in the state telling them to include the social cost of coal in their future planning. Under the new guidelines, the cost of coal calculation will be $42 per metric ton by 2020 and rise to $60 per metric ton by

Rivian Electric Car Startup Ramping Up For LA Reveal

May 30th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Rivian is an Illinois-based startup that is following an alternate path. It is quietly going about its business of building a 5-passenger electric pickup truck called the A1T and a 7-passenger electric SUV called the A1C. Both vehicles will use the same basic chassis featuring a battery pack in the middle and an electric motor at each end

Tree Sitters In Appalachia Mad As Hell About Natural Gas Pipeline And They’re NOT Gonna Take It Anymore!

May 28th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Deep in the woods on either side of the border between Virginia and West Virginia, a battle is raging that pits ordinary people against the full might of the fossil fuel industry and the government agencies they control. The issue, at least on the surface, is the construction of a natural gas transmission line being built through the forest by Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, which in turn is owned by EQT Corporation

FCA Recalls 4.8 Million Cars For Cruise Control Fault

May 26th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles because of a possible short circuit that could preventing cruise control from shutting off when required. How good a job is the press doing at getting the word out? How would the press have responded if Tesla was in these shoes

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