For the First Time, Ten Percent of U.S. Electricity Came From Wind and Solar

June 17, 2017           |                                       

Posted on Jun 17, 2017 By Juan Cole / Informed Comment I’ve been a booster of renewable energy for years and years. I can remember when readers would taunt me that only one percent of U.S. electricity came from non-hydro renewables. So here we are in 2017 and this March, for the first time, wind and solar […]

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U.S. Strike Kills IS Media Head In Eastern Afghanistan

June 17, 2017           |                                       

A U.S. air strike in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangahar Province killed the Islamic State (IS) extremist group’s director of media, U.S. forces have said. The June 3 air strike, which targeted a major militant hub in the province’s Achin district, cut the extremist group’s communications and connections to IS in Syria, a U.S. statement said on […]

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U.S. Senate Advances New Russia Sanctions Amid Moscow Threats, White House Caution

June 14, 2017           |                                       

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to cement existing economic sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, and to impose new ones in response to Moscow’s alleged meddling in last year’s U.S. election campaign. The sanctions bill passed the upper chamber of Congress on June 14 by a vote of 97-2. It […]

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U.S. Democratic Lawmakers Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments

June 14, 2017           |                                       

More than 190 Democratic members of the U.S. Congress are suing President Donald Trump in federal court over foreign money flowing into his real estate group. The complaint is being filed early on June 14 in district court for the District of Columbia, according to two lawmakers who are among the plaintiffs. The complaint says […]

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