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Benjamin Storrow

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Prior to joining ClimateWire in 2016, Benjamin Storrow worked at newspapers in Massachusetts and Wyoming. Benjamin has a degree in international affairs from George Washington University.

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ENERGY POLICY

Trump nods again to coal by softening mercury rule

Trump administration proclamations celebrating the repeal of pollution regulations have become a common occurrence in Washington. The list includes a rule to prohibit coal companies from polluting streams, a cap on power plant carbon emissions and lifting a moratorium on new federal coal leases. Now, a 2012 rule on power plant mercury emissions is on the chopping block.

BUSINESS

Microsoft strikes deal to buy more renewables

Microsoft Corp. has struck a deal with Washington state's largest utility to boost the technology giant's supply of renewable energy. Under the terms of a preliminary settlement with Puget Sound Energy (PSE), renewables will account for at least 25 percent of Microsoft's power purchases through 2020 and 40 percent of its electricity consumption beyond 2021.