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  • Trump Budget: US To Stop Funding UN Climate Process

    • Date: 17/03/17
    • Karl Mathiesen, Climate Home
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    In a budget blueprint released on Thursday morning, US president Donald Trump proposed sweeping cuts to US financial support for the global fight against climate change. The title page called it the “America First” budget. “Our aim is to meet the simple, but crucial demand of our citizens – a Government that puts the needs of its own people first,” said Trump […]

  • White House: Climate Funding Is ‘A Waste Of Your Money’

    • Date: 17/03/17
    • Devin Henry, The Hill
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    The White House on Thursday defended a proposal to slash federal funding for climate change programs, calling it “a waste of your money.” “I think the president was fairly straightforward on that: We’re not spending money on that anymore,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said at a White House briefing on Thursday. “We consider […]

  • Trump Proposes Deep Cuts To EPA, Federal Climate Funding

    • Date: 16/03/17
    • Devin Henry, The Hill
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    President Trump’s first budget proposal includes a 31-percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency as part of an administration effort to slash federal climate change funding. The budget blueprint, released on Thursday, provides $5.7 billion for the EPA, down from $8.3 billion. The budget “discontinues” $100 million in funding for several climate change programs within the […]

  • NuScale’s Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Keeps Moving Forward

    • Date: 16/03/17
    • James Conca, Forbes
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    NuScale Power, the small modular nuclear reactor company, has received notice that its design certification application has been accepted for review by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The first Small Modular Reactor company to file a license application to NRC, NuScale’s Power Module has also become the first design to be accepted by the NRC for […]

  • GWPF Condemns Misleading Committee on Climate Change Report on Policy Costs

    • Date: 16/03/17
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    Today’s statement on Energy Prices and Bills by Lord Deben’s Committee on Climate Change confirms growing suspicions that it is neither objective nor reliable as an advisor to the public about the true cost of climate policies. The CCC’s attempt to reassure the public about the cost impact of climate policies is a misleading whitewash. […]

  • The Dark Secret Behind India’s Failing Solar Plan

    • Date: 16/03/17
    • Bloomberg
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    Theft and damage to solar panels has plunged 288 villages and 1,500 hamlets in Maharashtra back into darkness. Children warm and light themselves with a fire inside a house in the village of Bhamana. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg Like generations before him, the only light Jurdar Thingya has at night in his one-room mud hut in India’s […]

  • Madness: Green Levies On Energy Bills To Double By 2020

    • Date: 16/03/17
    • Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News
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    The cost of environmental levies on energy bills to support the UK’s low carbon transition is expected to rise to £12.6 billion by 2020. That’s an increase from £6.9 billion in 2016/17 and could rise to £13.5 billion in 2021/22, according to latest figures from the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR). It expects household energy […]

  • Trump Dropping Climate Change Impact From Government Reviews

    • Date: 15/03/17
    • Olivia Beavers, The Hill
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    President Trump plans to drop climate change as a factor in making government decisions, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The move, which would reportedly cover environmental reviews of appliance standards, industry regulations and pipeline projects, would largely reverse how the Obama administration addressed climate change. Former President Obama required government agencies to submit formal environmental reviews that factored […]

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