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Category: United States Government

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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.

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Will electric cars thrive, survive, or die under president Trump?

Will electric cars thrive, survive, or die under president Trump?

The electric car has already been killed once. Will Trump kill it again, or jump on for the ride?

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Climate tweets deleted as Trump bans agencies from communicating with public

Climate tweets deleted as Trump bans agencies from communicating with public

Badlands National Park has tweeted about climate change before — this time they were taken down.

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Trump vows to revive coal industry as China dumps 100GW of coal plants

Trump vows to revive coal industry as China dumps 100GW of coal plants

In stark contrast to the US, China this month suspended more than 100 coal-fired plants totaling more than 100GW of capacity that were either approved or under construction.

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Trump revives Keystone XL, Dakota access pipelines

Trump revives Keystone XL, Dakota access pipelines

Trump breathes new life into projects that were halted by Obama and vehemently opposed by environmental and Native American groups.

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California isn’t backing down on ambitious climate goal, despite Trump reversal

California isn’t backing down on ambitious climate goal, despite Trump reversal

California shows it isn’t messing around when it comes to climate action, even in the face of federal rollbacks.