- “The Future Of American Jobs Is Renewable Energy” • The Trump administration has promised to bring back coal jobs, but the future of work won’t be fossil fuels. No, renewable energy is where it’s at, if you’re looking for a job in the energy industry; just look for a job where state and local governments are already renewable-friendly. [PayScale Career News]
- Russia has agreed a deal to build a nuclear power station in Sudan, weeks after President al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, visited President Putin. The deal comes despite Mr Bashir facing charges of genocide and war crimes at the court in the Hague, and the US accusing Sudan of being a sponsor of terrorism. [The Times]
- More than three months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and destroyed much of its rickety utility grid, a third of the island is still without electricity. The new tax plan passed by congress adds insult to that injury by making Puerto Rican companies pay a 12.5% tax on intellectual property as foreign corporations. [CleanTechnica]
- California’s Thomas fire, now the largest in the state’s history, has burned more than 1000 square kilometers, an area greater than New York City, Brussels and Paris combined. Most of California’s largest wildfires have been recorded this century. Scientists say the warming climate and spread of buildings into wilderness areas have been factors. [BBC]
- Communities throughout New Hampshire may have warrant articles on their spring ballots urging the governor to create a task force to study the feasibility of developing offshore wind power. Three communities, Portsmouth, Dover and Durham, have already signed resolutions asking the governor to form the task force. [The Union Leader]
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