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2 Reasons Solar Is Booming in Trump Country: Price and Energy Independence – Inside Climate News – 06/11/2017

Here's how solar companies like Silicon Ranch are helping drive renewable energy expansion in the conservative South.

Source:  Inside Climate News, 2017/11/06

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord, Leaving Only U.S. Opposed – The New York Times – 07/11/2017

Syria announced during United Nations climate talks on Tuesday that it would sign the Paris agreement on climate change. The move, which comes on the heels of Nicaragua signing the accord last month, will leave the United States as the only country that has rejected the global pact.

Source:  The New York Times, 2017/11/07

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Americans want a tax on carbon pollution, but how to get one? – The Guardian – 23/10/2017

According to a new study published by Yale scientists in Environmental Research Letters, Americans are willing to pay a carbon tax that would increase their household energy bills by $15 per month, or about 15%, on average. This result is consistent with a survey from last year that also found Americans are willing to pay [...]

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

U.S. Climate Change Policy: Made in California – New York Times – 27/09/2017

The Trump administration may appear to control climate policy in Washington, but the nation’s most dynamic environmental regulator is here in California.

Source:  New York Times, 2017/09/27

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Recent and Planned Coal and Nuclear Retirements and 2016 U.S. Renewable Energy Share of Electricity Generation, by State

“The following map, compiled from Department of Energy data, shows that most retiring coal and nuclear plants are in regions that have little to no renewable generation, confirming that renewable energy or pro-renewable policies cannot be the primary factor driving those retirements. Rather, the primary factor driving power plant retirements appears to be low-cost shale [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , |

Trump administration planning to scrap Obama’s ‘game changing’ climate change regulation – The Independent – 04/10/2017

The Trump administration reportedly plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a “game changer” of a piece of Obama era climate change legislation. Reuters said it had seen a document “distributed to members of the agency’s Regulatory Steering Committee” about “issuing a proposal to repeal the rule” and opening up a comment period for replacement [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Trump Wants to Repeal Obama’s Climate Plan. The Next Fight: Its Replacement. – The New York Times – 28/09/2017

President Trump failed again this week to fulfill his promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health plan. Now he is taking aim at Mr. Obama’s central environmental legacy, the Clean Power Plan.

Source:  The New York Times, 28/09/2017

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor – Los Angeles Times – 20/09/2017

No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal for preventing any new infrastructure along the water, pipelines or otherwise, for additional oil production.

Source:  Los Angeles Times, [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

How Can U.S. States Fight Climate Change if Trump Quits the Paris Accord? – The New York Times – 20/09/2017

In the months since President Trump declared that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate deal, 14 state governors have vowed to continue upholding the agreement and press ahead with policies to fight global warming.

Source:  The New York Times, 2017/09/20

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Dollar rally pauses as market braces for U.S. inflation data – Reuters – 11/09/2017

The U.S. dollar’s rally paused on Thursday as traders waited for consumer inflation data later in the day for clues on whether the Federal Reserve will maintain its gradual pace of credit tightening.

Source:  Reuters, 11/09/2017

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |