• A ‘Sense Of Panic’ Over Trump Consumes Climate Science Summit

    • Date: 14/12/16
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    President-elect Donald Trump’s picks to head the energy and environment agencies seem to have caused a “sense of panic” among the thousands of climate researchers attending a science summit in San Francisco. At least that’s according to meteorologist Anthony Watts, who’s at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) summit to present research. Watts may be right. […]

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  • Trump Signals Push For American Energy Boom

    • Date: 13/12/16
    • Jim Stinson, PoliZette

    President-Elect Donald Trump’s selection of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state indicates the next administration will be more focused on energy than perhaps any other in recent U.S. history. The choice, despite hand-wringing from Democratic critics such as former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, sends a clear signal to Congress, policymakers, […]

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  • Trump Picks Exxon Mobil’s Tillerson as Secretary of State

    • Date: 13/12/16
    • Jennifer Jacobs and Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg

    Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson will be nominated as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state, setting up a potential confirmation battle with U.S. lawmakers who have questioned his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Rex knows how to manage a global enterprise, which is crucial to running a successful State Department, and […]

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  • Failing Wind Farms Were A Factor Of South Australia Blackout, AEMO Report Confirms

    • Date: 13/12/16
    • Charis Chang, News.com.au

    A NEW report has shed more light on how the blackout in South Australia occurred and why wind power disconnected from the electricity network. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) released its third report today with its preliminary conclusions on the causes of the “Black System” that plunged the entire state into darkness at 4.18pm […]

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  • Trump Team’s Memo Hints at Broad Shake-Up of U.S. Energy Policy

    • Date: 09/12/16
    • Catherine Traywick and Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bllomberg

    Advisers to President-elect Donald Trump are developing plans to reshape Energy Department programs, help keep aging nuclear plants online and identify staff who played a role in promoting President Barack Obama’s climate agenda. The transition team has asked the agency to list employees and contractors who attended United Nations climate meetings, along with those who helped develop […]

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  • Trump Picks Climate Sceptic To Head Environment Agency

    • Date: 08/12/16
    • Barney Jopson, Financial Times

    Donald Trump has signalled his intent to undo Barack Obama’s efforts to curb climate change by choosing as his chief environmental regulator a conservative state law enforcer who is battling to overturn the president’s legacy. Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney-general, has been selected to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, as the president-elect turns to a man who, like […]

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  • Trump Picks Prominent Climate Sceptic As EPA Chief

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • David Malakoff, Science News

    President-elect Donald Trump is poised to name Scott Pruitt, a prominent skeptic of climate science and an ardent foe of government action on climate change, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to media reports. Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma, has been a leading architect of legal opposition to President Barack Obama’s climate […]

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  • Al Gore Reaches Out To Donald Trump Hoping To Convert Him

    • Date: 05/12/16
    • Michael Bender, The Wall Street Journal

    One month after saying that Donald Trump “would take us toward a climate catastrophe,” former Vice President Al Gore met with the newly elected Republican on Monday in New York as he tries to extend an olive branch on his top issue. Mr. Gore met with Mr. Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, who is […]

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