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Category: Donald Trump

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Malcolm Turnbull has become a de-facto climate denier

Malcolm Turnbull has become a de-facto climate denier

Macron’s dressing down of Malcolm Turnbull on his lack of leadership on climate change underlines a disturbing point: Turnbull may not deny the science of climate change, but he does deny the need to act now, and the economic benefits of embracing renewables.

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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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The unholy alliance that explains why renewables are trouncing nuclear

The unholy alliance that explains why renewables are trouncing nuclear

On top of the fact that it is astoundingly expensive, a number of cultural realities lie behind the problems being experienced by nuclear power.

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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.

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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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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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Australia asked to join Trump pro-coal alliance

Australia asked to join Trump pro-coal alliance

Trump official says US wants to form group of countries to promote “clean” coal, to offer an alternative path to nations who have a more positive political attitude to the fuel.

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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.