Largest regional electric grid operator in US sees “no imminent threat” to reliability of its system, despite closure of coal and nuclear plants.
New law commits state of California to 100 per cent carbon-free power by 2045.
Trump administration seeks roll-backs of policies that will cut carbon emissions, save consumers $1.7trn in fuel costs, and reduce oil consumption.
Few people expect Scott Pruitt’s resignation to slow down Trump administration’s efforts to deal a knock-out blow to the agency’s ability to protect the environment.
Trump administration hires more people whose policy positions directly conflict with the mission of the agency where they serve.
SunPower has already begun a series of layoffs.
In the past, switching from coal to natural gas has driven US power sector emissions cuts. In 2017, it was declining load and greater renewable generation.
Trump’s promotion of coal fired generation at Paris climate agreement compared to “promoting tobacco at a cancer summit.”
The notice has no legal weight and does not begin the process of departure from the landmark climate agreement.
US president’s “dirty energy week” measures decried as gifts to corporate polluters that will harm both the climate and the clean energy sector.