• Trump Takes Hatchet To EPA

    • Date: 01/03/17
    • Devin Henry, The Hill

    President Trump has launched the opening salvo in his assault on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Trump is tearing into the EPA’s budget by a reported 24 percent, which if approved by Congress would slash the agency’s $8.1 billion budget to George H.W. Bush-era levels and reduce the EPA’s workforce by one-fifth. Trump and his […]

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  • Germany Facing Mass Blackouts Because Of Unreliable Renewable Energy

    • Date: 01/03/17
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    Germany’s power grid almost collapsed in January due to poor performance from wind turbines and solar panels, according to data from a major trade union. Wind and solar power plants under-performed in January, 2017, because of cloudy weather with little or no wind, setting the stage for massive blackouts. A major blackout almost occurred Jan. […]

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  • Germany’s Plan For 100% Electric Cars May Actually Increase CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 27/02/17
    • Dénes Csala, The Conversation

    Germany has ambitious plans for both electric cars and renewable energy. But it can’t deliver both. As things stand, Germany’s well-meaning but contradictory ambitions would actually boost emissions by an amount comparable with the present-day emissions of the entire country of Uruguay or the state of Montana. In October 2016 the Bundesrat, the country’s upper […]

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  • EPA Chief Calls For ‘Aggressive’ Rollback Of Green Regulations

    • Date: 26/02/17
    • Max Greenwood, The Hill

    Newly minted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on Saturday spoke of an “aggressive” agenda of regulatory rollbacks, criticizing the previous Obama administration for being “so focused on climate change.” In a question-and-answer session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland, Pruitt blamed the Obama administration for failing to tackle more state-based […]

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  • WSJ: Kushner, Ivanka Trump Pushed to Remove Words Critical of Paris Climate Deal From Executive Order

    • Date: 24/02/17
    • Amy Harder and Peter Nicholas, The Wall Street Journal

    At the request of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his wife, Ivanka Trump, language critical of a global climate deal was struck from an executive order that Mr. Trump is planning to sign soon, according to multiple people familiar with the move. Mr. Trump is expected to sign within days at least two […]

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  • Hundreds Of Scientists Urge Trump To Withdraw From U.N. Climate Agency

    • Date: 24/02/17
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    More than 300 scientists have urged President Trump to withdraw from the U.N.’s climate change agency, warning that its push to curtail carbon dioxide threatens to exacerbate poverty without improving the environment. In a Thursday letter to the president, MIT professor emeritus Richard Lindzen called on the United States and other nations to “change course […]

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  • Trump To Roll Back Obama’s Climate Rules Through Executive Action

    • Date: 21/02/17
    • Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson, The Washington Post

    President Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at curtailing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution, according to individuals briefed on the measures. While both directives will take time to implement, they will send an unmistakable signal that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production and economic activity even when those activities collide with […]

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  • Germany’s Renewables Revolution Destabilises Neighbours’ Electrical Grid

    • Date: 18/02/17
    • Zeke Turner, The Wall Street Journal

    Germany’s excess power spills over the border into Polish and Czech territory and threatens their electrical grids with collapse, companies and governments there say. A battle is raging in Central Europe over the balance of power—the electrical kind. Poland and the Czech Republic see Germany as an aggressor, overproducing electricity and dumping it across the […]

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