While observers agree that the CPP will undoubtedly create the potential for increased electrical generation costs, there are also potentially significant financial opportunities for companies that can account for projects undertaken since June 2014 that have resulted or will result in a reduction of CO2 emissions or demand for CO2 emitting energy. The owners of such projects should be able to receive the credit, and arguably the significant monetary benefit, from these measures. States will be turning over every stone to find CO2 emissions reductions to accomplish their 32 percent reduction goal. Companies that lead the way into these energy efficiency efforts can brand themselves to shareholders and the public as sustainable and efficient businesses. … [Read more...] about Obama’s Clean Power Plan Final Rule Will Bring Challenges and Opportunities
For now, the U.S. military is trying to develop ways to make the laser technology, known as directed energy, powerful enough to destroy a ballistic missile but light enough to fit on an aircraft that can fly at high altitudes, experts note. Around a megawatt of power is needed to destroy a ballistic missile as it’s taking off, analysts say, and lasers are generally heavier the more powerful they are. … [Read more...] about U.S. Has a New Plan to Fight North Korea: Shoot Down Kim Jong Un’s Missiles As They Launch, but Can It Work?
"It's only recently that this has been taking place and I think I understand why it's been taking place," he said. He declined to explain further, but Trump said earlier this week that planning for the summit had been proceeding well until Kim met May 8 with his closest ally, Chinese President Xi Jingping, who is negotiating a trade dispute with Trump. … [Read more...] about Trump: US Military ‘Ready’ But Don’t ‘Be Anxious’ About NKorea Summit
Members of the city staff and the committee that developed the draft also will attend the open houses to answer questions. After the public comment period ends, the plan will be updated and submitted to the city’s Planning Commission for approval. The City Council is expected to give final approval of the plan by the end of the year, Bennett said. … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs officials want open-house input on city’s plan for decades
“Rather than looking for opportunities to weaponize everything from kites to mirrors in order to attack Israel, Hamas should focus its ingenuity on improving the Gazan economy,” Kushner, Greenblatt and U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman wrote in an opinion piece published in The Washington Post last week. … [Read more...] about Jared Kushner Is Already Failing at Plan B of His Middle East Peace Efforts