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Category: United States Government

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Trump’s executive order puts the world on the road to climate catastrophe

Trump’s executive order puts the world on the road to climate catastrophe

It’s so egregious, it no longer really matters if he doesn’t formally opt out of the Paris climate deal.

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Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

The Budget Blueprint would cut more than 50 programs from the EPA, including Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

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US environment chief denies Co2 emissions cause global warming

US environment chief denies Co2 emissions cause global warming

New EPA Pruitt won’t listen to scientists, but he promises he’s listening to industry.

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US energy storage installations grew 100% in MWh in 2016

US energy storage installations grew 100% in MWh in 2016

Led by a record-breaking Q4, US energy storage deployments totaled 336MWh in 2016, doubling the megawatt-hours deployed in 2015.

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Trump budget cuts on climate science ‘an all-out assault on Earth’

Trump budget cuts on climate science ‘an all-out assault on Earth’

Trumps announcement to defund NOAA’s satellites will also hurt weather forecasts, jeopardizing public safety, experts warn.

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Saving coal is like saving Titanic, only harder

Saving coal is like saving Titanic, only harder

Coal’s long term prospects do not look good in the US, or for that matter anywhere else

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The walking dead in Washington

The walking dead in Washington

How can a Trump Presidency be positive? Surely this is a major setback for action on climate change, inequality, human rights and global security?

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Wind energy setting records around the world, can't shake policy uncertainty

Wind energy setting records around the world, can’t shake policy uncertainty

Wind energy had a big year in 2016, particularly in the US and Europe  – yet it still faces an unpredictable policy future.

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Conservatives push carbon tax to address climate crisis

Conservatives push carbon tax to address climate crisis

A group of prominent US Republicans has proposed a carbon tax that pays cash dividends to Americans.

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Tesla drops ‘Motors’ from name in bid for clean energy supremacy

Tesla drops ‘Motors’ from name in bid for clean energy supremacy

Elon Musk is now at sweet spot of 3 big trillion-dollar energy ‘tsunamis’ that team Trump hopes to stop.

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How China could take climate leader role the US is giving up

How China could take climate leader role the US is giving up

With Trump at the reins, China is poised to eat America’s lunch in the renewable energy sector.