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Category: Donald Trump

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Will 2017 be last stand of clean energy technology deniers?

Will 2017 be last stand of clean energy technology deniers?

Two major forces stand opposed in 2017. One is the falling cost of solar, wind, storage and other smart controls – heralding an “unstoppable” energy transition away from centralised, polluting fossil fuel plants. The other is political.

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Malcolm Roberts joins Trump's climate deniers in fight for "freedom"

Malcolm Roberts joins Trump’s climate deniers in fight for “freedom”

Senator Malcolm Roberts has met with some of world’s most notorious and longest-serving climate science deniers to help put their stamp on the new Trump administration.

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The climate impacts of Trump’s ExxonMobil pick for chief diplomat

The climate impacts of Trump’s ExxonMobil pick for chief diplomat

President-elect Trump on rounds out a potential dream team of anti-environment cabinet members with the chief executive officer of ExxonMobil.

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Trump, Putin, and ExxonMobil team up to destroy the planet

Trump, Putin, and ExxonMobil team up to destroy the planet

Pick of Exxon CEO for Secretary of State clarifies why Putin wanted Trump elected: a $500 billion oil deal killed by sanctions.

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Trump to tap climate-denying EPA opponent ... to head the EPA

Trump to tap climate-denying EPA opponent … to head the EPA

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been tapped to run the Environmental Protection Agency in the Trump administration.

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Trump fools the New York Times on climate change

Trump fools the New York Times on climate change

Memo to media: Ignore what Trump says, focus on what he does and who he appoints.

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Can Donald Trump really make the clean energy tide recede?

Can Donald Trump really make the clean energy tide recede?

No matter how much Trump waves his magic wand there’s not much he can do to revive the prospects for thermal coal.

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Why China and Europe should form the world's most powerful 'climate bloc'

Why China and Europe should form the world’s most powerful ‘climate bloc’

The climate isn’t waiting to see what a President Trump does, and neither should the world.

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Trump wants Farage to help fight offshore wind near his Scotland golf course

Trump wants Farage to help fight offshore wind near his Scotland golf course

Donald Trump  is now using his new leverage with leaders near and far to benefit his business empire.

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Trump's Day 1 plan to fire up US shale gas and "clean coal" industries

Trump’s Day 1 plan to fire up US shale gas and “clean coal” industries

Trump says from Day 1 he will cancel “job-killing restrictions” on production of unconventional shale energy and “clean coal”. Meanwhile, Canada announces coal ban.

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Trump as president will be little different to Abbott (or Turnbull) as PM

Trump as president will be little different to Abbott (or Turnbull) as PM

Trump’s position on clean energy and climate change is little different to that of Tony Abbott’s, whose policies have been unchanged by Malcolm Turnbull. But Trump’s success has unleashed a new push from the lunar right that will make any progress incredibly hard to achieve.