• Climate Sceptic Scott Pruitt Confirmed To Lead EPA

    • Date: 17/02/17
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Confirmation will likely lead to a rollback of Obama-era climate and environmental regulations WASHINGTON—The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt on Friday to be President Donald Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, a move that kicks off in earnest Mr. Trump’s push to roll back Obama-era climate and environmental regulations. Mr. Pruitt, who was confirmed in a 52-46 vote, […]

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  • Germany Prepares for Climate Clash With Trump Administration At G-20 Talks

    • Date: 16/02/17
    • Brian Parkin and Patrick Donahue, Bloomberg

    Germany fixed climate change as a key topic for foreign ministers from the Group of 20 nations meeting Thursday, according to an official in Berlin, setting up for a clash with Donald Trump’s lead Cabinet minister on the issue. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet envoys from the rest of the G-20 in […]

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  • EPA Officials Use Encrypted Text App To Fight Trump Administration, Republicans Demand Investigation

    • Date: 16/02/17
    • Cyrus Farivar, PM Technika

    Two Republican members of Congress sent a formal letter Tuesday to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General, expressing concern that “approximately a dozen career EPA officials” are using the encrypted messaging app Signal to covertly plan strategy and may be running afoul of the Freedom of Information Act. The open source app […]

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  • Green Fury As As EU Lawmakers Pass Watered-Down ETS Reforms

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • Megan Darby, Climate Home

    Welcomed by the steel lobby and slammed by climate advocates, a package of EU carbon market reforms passed in the European Parliament on Wednesday. The carbon price stayed still at €5 a tonne as lawmakers voted for a watered down version of proposals put forward by the parliamentary environment committee. […] Green groups expressed fury at […]

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  • California Dam Crisis Leaves Power Market Short of Big Hydro

    • Date: 14/02/17
    • Bloomberg

    A crippled spillway is threatening to submerge an entire region of northern California after a recent deluge of rain. And the state’s power market may already be feeling it. As state officials rush to repair an emergency spillway for the Oroville dam — just 150 miles (241 kilometers) north of San Francisco — an 819-megawatt […]

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  • New Report Lays Out How Trump Could Withdraw The U.S. From Paris Agreement

    • Date: 14/02/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    A new congressional report lays out the various ways President Trump could withdraw the U.S. from a United Nations agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) found Trump may “unilaterally withdraw” from the so-called Paris agreement “without seeking approval from the legislative branch. Then-President Barack Obama signed the agreement in 2016, […]

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  • Trump And U.S. Congress Working To Undo Obama’s Climate Agenda

    • Date: 10/02/17
    • Timothy Cama, The Hill

    President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress are working to undo President Obama’s actions on climate change, underlining what could be a major shift on a policy that affects the world. While it’s been just three weeks since Trump’s inauguration, the president has already issued memos to approve the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, which […]

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  • As The Lights Go Out, Blame Game Escalates Over Green Energy ‘Worship’

    • Date: 10/02/17
    • Rosie Lewis, The Australian

    The South Australian Labor government has “worshipped at the altar of renewable energy” but failed to devise a plan to generate enough backup electricity to keep the state’s lights on, Malcolm Turnbull has warned. The Prime Minister ramped up his attack against the state government one day after he blasted Labor’s renewable energy “horror show” […]

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