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Ige: LNG use would distract from cleaner energy

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii governor on Monday said he opposes plans by state utilities to use liquefied natural gas to generate energy. Hawaiian Electric Co. and Hawaii Gas announced last year they planned to import more LNG because it would be cheaper and cleaner than burning oil. But Gov. David Ige said that would distract from the state’s goal ...

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It takes a village: How WE Fest stays the best in the business

When you’re the largest country music gathering in the world, it takes the human power of a small town to make sure everything goes smooth and remains on track. “We have over 1,800 employees managing a city of 50,000 people for the weekend,” Diana Hall explained to DL-Online. “We communicate about everything from port-a-potties to emergency medical services to artist ...

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Obama: Momentum of renewables is unstoppable

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The president isn’t intimidated in the slightest by the major money from fossil-fuel and the pact the industry has with the conservative right as he announced new investment incentives for renewable energy. Bloomberg reported that on Monday, the White House announced a $1 billion increase in loan guarantees for renewable energy projects and $24 million in new grants for solar ...

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Bush, at Mexican border, denounces Trump’s immigration plan

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is going after Donald Trump’s immigration plan — this time during his own visit to the Mexican border. The former Florida governor jabbed at Trump in a press conference Monday in McAllen, Texas. He says Trump’s plan is “not based in reality” and too expensive. Earlier he met privately with officials ...

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Eagle Ford expert: No telling how low oil can go

Just when oil seemed to have finally gained some momentum, West Texas Intermediate plummeted to $39 a barrel Monday morning. The dive left one crude economic expert with a phrase to capture the warranted anxiety of the industry: “All bets are off.” Thomas Tunstall, an economics professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and notable expert with energy ...

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Iran says an OPEC emergency meeting may stop oil price slide -Shana

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DUBAI, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Iran’s Oil Minister, Bijan Zanganeh, said on Sunday that holding an emergency OPEC meeting may be “effective” in stabilizing the oil price, Iran’s oil ministry news agency Shana reported. Algeria said earlier this month that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries could hold an emergency meeting to discuss the drop in oil prices but other ...

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