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Category: United States Government

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Trump’s clean energy budget cuts would ‘devastate’ emerging economic sector

Trump’s clean energy budget cuts would ‘devastate’ emerging economic sector

Donald Trump’s 2018 budget would eliminate agencies within the Department of Energy that fund energy technology projects.

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Trump’s staff reportedly feeding him internet hoaxes on climate

Trump’s staff reportedly feeding him internet hoaxes on climate

Staffers send Trump fake news – including long-debunked climate claims – to “gain an edge in the seemingly endless ‘Game of Thrones’ inside the West Wing.

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“Too much renewables” is a political decision

“Too much renewables” is a political decision

While Americans chose to curtail wind and solar rather than conventional energy, the Germans say baseload plants (coal and nuclear) are the problem.

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Trump appoints renewables critic to head renewables office

Trump appoints renewables critic to head renewables office

In another we-wish-it-were-baffling appointment, Donald Trump has put renewables critic Daniel Simmons in charge of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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First U.S. offshore wind farm shutters diesel power plant

First U.S. offshore wind farm shutters diesel power plant

Block Island officials switched on cable linking wind farm to main grid, which allowed island’s only electricity source — a small diesel-fueled power plant — to shut down.

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Fiji asks Turnbull to lobby Trump to stay with Paris climate deal

Fiji asks Turnbull to lobby Trump to stay with Paris climate deal

Fiji, host of this year’s climate talks, has asked Malcolm Turnbull to urge Trump to stay with the Paris climate deal. “Climate change is not a hoax, it is frighteningly real,” Fiji PM says.

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Trump’s 100 days of trashing climate and clean energy policies

Trump’s 100 days of trashing climate and clean energy policies

In the 100 days since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has embarked on an all-out assault on the environment. Here’s a timeline.

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Why age of populism won't derail future of solar, wind and EVs

Why age of populism won’t derail future of solar, wind and EVs

Despite the climate-denying Trump Administration, and populist movements across the world, Michael Liebreich gave plenty of reasons to be optimistic about future of wind, solar and Evs.

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Trump's Energy Dept reportedly denying funds for already-approved grants

Trump’s Energy Dept reportedly denying funds for already-approved grants

The Trump administration, through the Department of Energy, has started withholding money for grants already approved by the agency.

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U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

By the early 2020s, unsubsidized wind and solar prices will beat the Variable Costs of Operating Coal and Natural Gas Plants

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Rick Perry targets wind, solar after overseeing renewables explosion in Texas

Rick Perry targets wind, solar after overseeing renewables explosion in Texas

Rick Perry’s request for the DOE to investigate how federal subsidies boost one form of energy at the expense of baseload generation was clearly meant as a swipe at wind and solar energy resources.