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Category: United States Government

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It’s so hot in Phoenix, Arizona, planes can’t take off

It’s so hot in Phoenix, Arizona, planes can’t take off

In a sign of just how hot things are getting, American Airlines cancelled 50 flights out of Phoenix because the planes can’t operate above 118°F.

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Turnbull and Trump both demonising renewables for no reason

Turnbull and Trump both demonising renewables for no reason

Turnbull’s pursuit of “baseload dispatchable” power has all the hallmarks of the Trump administration’s campaign against renewables. But data shows that countries with lots of wind and solar have better energy security.

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Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Australians are used to seeing politics switch to vaudeville when it comes to climate policy. This year we’ve been treated to a new farce.

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EPA's Pruitt is tight with fossil fuel industry, including BHP

EPA’s Pruitt is tight with fossil fuel industry, including BHP

Scott Pruitt’s official schedule shows that his door remains open to fossil fuel industry, and BHP has been among those thanking him for his “leadership”.

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Donald Trump sparks a new American climate change movement

Donald Trump sparks a new American climate change movement

It’s been a week since President Trump announced he was pulling US out of Paris Agreement. In that time, a remarkable transformation has taken place.

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Trump gets excited about solar - to help pay for Mexico border wall

Trump gets excited about solar – to help pay for Mexico border wall

Trump floats vision of 40-50 feet high Mexico-US border walls, covered with solar panels so they’d be “beautiful structures.”

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New York to procure $US1.5 billion worth of renewables

New York to procure $US1.5 billion worth of renewables

The largest-ever state renewable energy solicitation is just one of the moves Cuomo Administration has taken in response to Trump exiting Paris Agreement.

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Trump’s argument for quitting Paris deal contains multi-trillion dollar math error

Trump’s argument for quitting Paris deal contains multi-trillion dollar math error

The economic study Trump uses to justify the US leaving the Paris climate accord fails to factor in one massive cost: human-caused climate change.

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Paris climate deal Trumped by anarchists and ideologues

Paris climate deal Trumped by anarchists and ideologues

Trump decision to pull US out of Paris climate treaty was sadly inevitable when an ignorant buffoon is guided by self-serving climate deniers, economic nationalists and fossil fuel advocates. But what will Australia do now, given much of its ruling party shares the same view.

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Trump’s exit from Paris climate deal signals end of American Century

Trump’s exit from Paris climate deal signals end of American Century

America’s time as leader of the free world is over. Now we’re the villain, thwarting the global effort to save humanity.

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US quitting Paris climate agreement will only make things worse

US quitting Paris climate agreement will only make things worse

Will he stay or will he go? Protesters at last week’s G7 meeting don’t know either.