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Power Games: Tony Abbott Finally Cleans Up With Australia’s New Energy Policy

The Coalition’s new energy plan fails on every dimension: energy, environment and politics, writes Ben Eltham. The only winner is Tony Abbott. There are three ways to examine Malcolm Turnbull’s new energy policy, unveiled yesterday. What does it mean for Australia’s energy system? What does it mean for the environment? And what does it mean [...]Show More Summary

There’s a Dangerous Bubble in the Fossil-Fuel Economy, and the Trump Administration Is Making It Worse

Carolyn Kormann on how the Trump Administration’s environmental and energy policies, especially the proposed repeal of Obama’s Clean Power Plan, could exacerbate instability in the energy markets and inflate the so-called carbon bub...

Coal Is Going Down, Even Without the Clean Power Plan

Last week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he will repeal the Obama administration’s regulation to curb power plant carbon emissions, telling coal miners in Kentucky that “the war on coal is over....Show More Summary

How the Trump Administration Hurts Economy, Environment with Clean Power Plan Repeal

Last week the Trump administration announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the landmark policy designed to reduce carbon emissions from dirty power plants and put our country on track to addressing climate change. This is good...Show More Summary

Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

The Australian government has rejected a plan to generate 42 percent of its energy from renewable sources and will instead pursue cheaper and more reliable power. Conservation groups on Tuesday … Click to Continue »

Despite Clean Power Plan Rollback, Everybody Still Hates Coal (CT Exclusive Interview)

If President Trump is serious about protecting US manufacturing jobs, he has a strange way of showing it. In just the past few days, his Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed new protections for coal and nuclear power plants, which were...Show More Summary

Coal country is finding little relief in Trump's climate actions

Trump promised that killing the Clean Power Plan would bring relief to coal communities like Homer City. It won't. The administration blueprint for repeal lays bare the extent to which it has overstated the role of climate action in coal's unraveling.

Coal plant closures continue even as U.S. ends 'Clean Power Plan'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. power firm Vistra Energy Corp said on Friday that it would shut two coal-fired plants for economic reasons, as closures in the industry continue apace despite the environment regulator saying this week he wanted to end the "war on coal."

Will Trump’s rejection of clean power leave Canada sputtering?

Obama's Clean Power Plan sparked preparations in Canada's hydro industry for U.S. expansion. Then the EPA announced plans to scrap it. Now what? The post Will Trump’s rejection of clean power leave Canada sputtering? appeared first on

Jason Bohrer: The Clean Power Plan No Longer Threatens North Dakota’s Economy

Minnkota Power Cooperative's Milton Young Station, located near Center, N.D. Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, did a big favor for states like ours that use coal to generate electricity. His recent decision...Show More Summary

The Clean Power Plan is among dozens of environmental rules that Trump is reversing — here are the key others

President Donald Trump has said he believes climate change is a hoax. So it's no surprise that Trump's EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, has announced plans to roll back the Clean Power Plan — Obama's signature pollution-curbing legislation. Since...Show More Summary

Trump’s EPA chief Scott Pruitt can’t decide what he believes about climate science

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt recently announced he would repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era initiative to limit carbon pollution from power plants, and he promised to “assess whether further regulatory action is warranted.” Pruitt has been largely successful in undermining the core mission of the...

Coal Is Going Down, Even Without The Clean Power Plan

Last Monday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he will repeal the Obama administration’s

Don’t Freak Out About the Clean Power Plan Repeal

Okay, maybe freak out a little. But here’s why it’s not quite as dire as it sounds.

Big Work Now Ahead On Climate Change

Obama's Clean Power Plan is dead. Time to get serious on climate change. Ryan Cooper, October 11, 2017 (The Week) “…This week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt carried out one of the most consequential actions of any administration inShow More Summary

Will Renewable Energy Keep Getting Cheaper?

The Trump Administration is trying to save coal and stop the growth of renewables. Just this week Scott Pruitt issued a proposed repeal of Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Whether or not the repeal succeeds, Pruitt & Co. are  fighting against the economic tide.  If the price of renewables continues to fall, it will be harder […]

Michael Bloomberg is Fighting Back Against Trump’s Attack on the Environment

The day after the Environmental Protection Agency took its first formal step towards repealing the Clean Power Plan, a 2015 Obama administration rule that was the only federal regulation limiting carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants, environmentalists hit back. Show More Summary

Beyond EPA's Clean Power decision: Climate action window could close as early as 2023

(University of Michigan) As the Trump administration repeals the US Clean Power Plan, a new study from the University of Michigan underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions -- from both environmental and economic perspectives.

Withdrawing Clean Power Plan Won’t Bring Back Coal, States Unite

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to "withdraw" the Obama-era Clean Power Plan is intended as a sign to coal miners that "the war on coal is over" but experts are confident the repeal will not bring coal back, and States areShow More Summary

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