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Category: United States Government

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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.

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Greensmith Energy’s Texas Waves Energy Storage project now operational

Greensmith Energy’s Texas Waves Energy Storage project now operational

Greensmith Energy, a part of the technology group Wärtsilä, has successfully completed two grid-scale energy storage systems in partnership with E.ON Climate & Renewables in Texas.

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Arizona mulls biggest storage mandate as it aims for 80% renewables

Arizona mulls biggest storage mandate as it aims for 80% renewables

Arizona – a Republican Party stronghold – is poised to take the lead on energy storage as it mulls an 80 per cent clean energy target by 2050.

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Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

White House wanted to use solar tariffs to punish China, but it will end up punishing the states that voted for him the most.

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China adds more solar than coal and gas for first time, as Trump slaps solar tariffs

China adds more solar than coal and gas for first time, as Trump slaps solar tariffs

China installs more solar capacity than thermal capacity in 2017, while in the US Trump slaps tariffs on imported solar in effort to protect American coal.

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Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

While the president’s rhetoric has raised hopes for renaissance of American coal, Trump’s policies have done little to revive the ailing industry.

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US energy regulator rejects GOP proposal to bail out coal

US energy regulator rejects GOP proposal to bail out coal

America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected energy secretary Rick Perry’s request for rule change in competitive wholesale markets to favor coal and nuclear plants. Could cooler heads be prevailing?

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Ramping and duck curves

Ramping and duck curves

Grid reliability and flexibility in the NEM would be much of an issue for the next few years except for the fact that the coal generation fleet is getting very old.

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The climate effect of the Trump administration

The climate effect of the Trump administration

Over its first year, the Trump administration has taken extreme steps to unravel progress on U.S. climate action domestically.

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Polluting robots win big, clean energy workers get screwed in Trump tax bill

Polluting robots win big, clean energy workers get screwed in Trump tax bill

The Trump tax bill will devastate the renewable industry and jobs, while incentivising automation, and the manufacture of polluting, unprofitable robots.