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EPA's Pruitt is tight with fossil fuel industry, including BHP

EPA’s Pruitt is tight with fossil fuel industry, including BHP

Scott Pruitt’s official schedule shows that his door remains open to fossil fuel industry, and BHP has been among those thanking him for his “leadership”.

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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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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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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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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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Social cost of carbon: the climate change frontier

Social cost of carbon: the climate change frontier

As the reality of climate change is accepted, the focus shifts from the science to economic and social outcomes – and the conversation gets way harder.

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Volkswagen emissions scandal hits share price, puts 'clean diesel' in doubt

Volkswagen emissions scandal hits share price, puts ‘clean diesel’ in doubt

News that Volkswagen programmed its diesel cars to evade US pollution standards has hit the German auto maker’s shares hard, proving the value of ‘clean’ and ‘green’ to the market.

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Solar passes point of no return – in the sky, and on the ground

Solar passes point of no return – in the sky, and on the ground

The flight of Solar Impulse is a tale of sheer inspiration and daring in the clean energy space; why solar households smarter and more mobile than normal energy consumers; and a hollow “victory” for US coal on mercury emissions.

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The Pope is an energy wonk. Engineers agree with his assessment

The Pope is an energy wonk. Engineers agree with his assessment

Beyond the churches, the Pope’s teachings are supported by the most comprehensive engineering analyses of the U.S. power grid.

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Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Dramatically expanding our use of natural gas to generate electricity is an ill-advised gamble that poses complex economic, public health, and climate risks.

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US solar generation doubled in 2014, renewable output grew 11%

US solar generation doubled in 2014, renewable output grew 11%

And that’s not counting rooftop solar or distributed renewables.