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Category: Barack Obama

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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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Obama just made the case for his clean energy legacy

Obama just made the case for his clean energy legacy

Obama sees the world as at a tipping point and that a clean energy revolution is already underway.

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US grid sees little cost in meeting climate goals as Obama, Xi ratify pact

US grid sees little cost in meeting climate goals as Obama, Xi ratify pact

US and China decision to join the pact to combat climate change means Paris climate agreement could come into force as soon as next year.

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Paris deal, rapid transition means deepening doldrums for energy incumbents

Paris deal, rapid transition means deepening doldrums for energy incumbents

The great global race against time has very much begun now. The US and China ratify Paris deal, capital flow shift, China cancels nuclear plant and even conservative press hails transition to sun, wind and water within a generation.

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US natural gas emissions to surpass those of coal in 2016

US natural gas emissions to surpass those of coal in 2016

CO2 emissions from burning natural gas for electricity in US will surpass those from burning coal – the globe’s chief climate polluter.

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Obama Admin. announces $4.5 Billion in DOE loan guarantees for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Obama Admin. announces $4.5 Billion in DOE loan guarantees for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Obama announces $4.5 billion in US Energy Department loan guarantees to become available for the support of a commercial-scale electric vehicle charging station buildout.

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Obama's Clean Power Plan handed setback by US Supreme Court

Obama’s Clean Power Plan handed setback by US Supreme Court

President Obama’s landmark regulation to cut emissions from stationary polluters — the Clean Power Plan — was just issued a stay by US Supreme Court.

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Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Turnbull should be excited by the U.S govt’s US$36m investment to turn solar PV and storage batteries into a new kind of virtual power source.

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Obama does for the coal industry what it cannot do for itself

Obama does for the coal industry what it cannot do for itself

Once a critical player in the energy future of the U.S., the coal industry is now little more than a self-interested party seeking a bailout.

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Turnbull, Oz business challenged to act, not just talk, on climate

Turnbull, Oz business challenged to act, not just talk, on climate

Turnbull asked to do to Galilee Basin coal what Obama has done to Canadian tar sands. Meanwhile, ACF to take Carmichael approval to court, while business still has a long way to go to match their rhetoric on climate action.

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Obama says Paris climate talks bound to ‘fall short’

Obama says Paris climate talks bound to ‘fall short’

Obama hopes major countries will agree to “aggressive enough targets” tat climate talks in Paris, but it won’t be sufficient to meet 2C target.