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Russia falls further behind in renewable energy as oil keeps Putin in power

Russia falls further behind in renewable energy as oil keeps Putin in power

It's difficult to invest in renewable, alternative sources of energy when state-run oil pays the bills. And it's even harder for renewable energy when gasoline is all but free, courtesy of the same state. Now The Financial Times has taken a look at Russia's growing lag in embracing renewable energy... read more

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Natural gas flaring from oil well [licensed under Creative Commons from Flickr user Sirdle]

EPA science advisers axed; execs from regulated industries to replace them (updated)

While much of the nation's capital is preoccupied with the unpredictable Trump administration and its possible ties to Russia, the fate of the Environmental Protection Agency... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
EPA website redirect page replaces scientific information on climate change, April 30, 2017

EPA website removes climate-change pages, because science contradicts Pruitt policy goals

On Saturday, tens of thousands of people joined a Science March in Washington, D.C., to support use of data-based science to set government policy on climate change. The day... read more May 1, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Did EPA head ask coal lobby to fight Paris climate pact? Claim disputed

The Trump administration is either having a robust internal debate on its climate positions or floundering incoherently as various interests vie for the president's... read more April 27, 2017 by


 
Donald J. Trump in November 2016       [photo: The Trump Organization]

U.S. exit from Paris Climate Agreement unclear; Trump team clashes on policy

As the Trump Administration nears its 100th day, it seems fair to say that it is still emitting mixed messages on multiple issues, from foreign policy to climate change. On... read more April 21, 2017 by


 
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Trump DoE to critique renewables against coal for grid reliability

It is widely accepted in the energy industry that U.S. coal production will fall as a percentage of the total electric grid mix. That has little to do with its high carbon... read more April 18, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Automakers seek deal to delay EPA's 2022-2025 emission rules

Despite some alarmist reporting, President Donald Trump hasn't abolished the EPA's vehicle emission limits. Nor has he wiped out corporate average fuel-economy rules, set by... read more April 14, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Clean Power Plan carbon cuts may survive, even if Trump EPA kills rule

The Clean Power Plan’s future looks uncertain at best under President Donald Trump. The commander-in-chief appears to be urging American utility companies to pivot back... read more April 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor strapped to a dyno

Trump budget slashes EPA emission testing, hits makers with higher fees

The prospect of ongoing operations as usual continues to darken for the Environmental Protection Agency. According to a detailed internal budget document published in the The... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla loses bid to sell cars in Utah, dealer lobbyists win

Tesla has once again been denied permission to sell its cars directly to buyers in the battleground state of Utah. Via a unanimous decision, the Utah Supreme Court handed... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Green groups gird for battle with White House: is it 'war'?

Last Wednesday, a broad coalition of environmental groups sued the Trump Administration over an executive order that lifted a moratorium on issuing new leases for coal mining... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
Walmart store sign (via Wikimedia)

Large corporations, manufacturers stick with climate pledges despite Trump

The new U.S. president, Donald Trump, is working to eradicate every Obama policy to limit the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. Having variously called the... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Trump's climate-change order: now what happens?

These do not appear to be the best of times for President Donald J. Trump, but his agenda of eliminating regulations and promoting fossil fuels continues to roll out. This... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
Donald Trump

Trump Administration goal: undo every climate-change effort

It was clear well before November's election that candidate Donald Trump did not believe in the accepted science of climate change. He referred to it using an excremental... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols (via Twitter)

California reaffirms state emission, electric-car rules for 2025

The California Air Resources Board voted Friday to confirm its stricter emissions standards for 2025, setting up a potential clash with the Trump Administration. The CARB... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
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Bipartisan governors' group urges Trump to back solar, wind power

The new presidential administration seems poised to take a radically different approach to energy policy than its predecessor. That approach is founded on denial of accepted... read more March 15, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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