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Category: United States Government

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Smoke emission

US, Australia fight push to bar fossil fuel interests from climate talks

Developing nations want to ban fossil fuel interests from participating in, and sponsoring, UN climate talks – much to the chagrin of countries like US and Australia.

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California mandates solar PV on all new residential buildings

California mandates solar PV on all new residential buildings

California Energy Commission has, as predicted, mandated rooftop solar PV installations on all new residential buildings from 2020.

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The stunning hypocrisy of US automakers

The stunning hypocrisy of US automakers

After the auto bailout, Ford, GM and Chrysler pledged to support stricter fuel standards. Now, they are working with President Trump to weaken those rules.

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California set to mandate rooftop solar on all new homes

California set to mandate rooftop solar on all new homes

California Energy Commission looking likely to approve move to rooftop solar compulsory on all new homes, condos, and apartments from 2020.

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China solar

As United States looks to coal, China invests in renewable energy

At least one country is rising to the occasion.

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Trump onboard for offshore wind?

Trump onboard for offshore wind?

The dramatically dropping costs of offshore wind have sparked an explosion interest in renewables in the US.

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How energy storage is rewiring the electricity industry

How energy storage is rewiring the electricity industry

Whatever shape the shift to renewables takes, energy storage will be the Swiss Army knife for electricity grids – a tool for any task.

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Legal lessons for Australia from Uber’s self-driving car fatality

Legal lessons for Australia from Uber’s self-driving car fatality

There are calls for strong action, including criminal prosecution, following a fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car

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Trump’s new economics director is climate denier who thinks animals can ‘snuggle’ under pipelines

Trump’s new economics director is climate denier who thinks animals can ‘snuggle’ under pipelines

President Donald Trump names CNBC host Larry Kudlow as new director of the National Economic Council, adding yet another climate science denier to the White House.

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Trump’s new Secretary of State has received most money from Koch Industries

Trump’s new Secretary of State has received most money from Koch Industries

Mike Pompeo is ex Tea Party, a climate science denier, opponent of Paris climate deal, and biggest recipient of Koch Industries dollars.

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Major U.S. solar company blames job cuts on Trump’s solar import tariff

Major U.S. solar company blames job cuts on Trump’s solar import tariff

SunPower has already begun a series of layoffs.