Within 30 years, climatologists estimate, Trump’s beloved Mar-a-Lago could be vulnerable to flooding as many as 210 days a year due to global warming. Even mighty Donald cannot command the sea.
While Donald Trump is hectoring China over subsidies to steel and other smokestack industries, China is shoving government money into production of solar panels. China is also hot to dominate the manufacture of electric cars and the batteries that go in them. Our conservatives, meanwhile, are sniping at Tesla.
Minutes after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, Obama’s White House energy page was swiftly replaced with a box of text under the headline “An America First Energy Plan.” Climate change was still mentioned on the energy page, but only once, and only to dismiss any concern. The missing piece is a plan to address climate change.
In the end, the enduring clean energy legacy of the Obama administration may be that it got us “over the hump” of thinking in terms of the false dichotomy of clean versus affordable energy. The pace may change, but the ultimate direction will not.
How the country decides on Nov. 8 will have far-reaching implications for the price of electricity and gas at the pump, as well as the future of the U.S. energy industry, which employs about 10 million people.
Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP’s early targets. And changes in the power market, along with policies favoring clean generation, are propelling most of the rest toward timely compliance, according to researchers, power producers and officials, as well as government filings reviewed by Reuters.
Courts delivers major blow to President Obama, putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants.
For years Donald Trump has boasted about what a great president he would make, while never actually running for any elected office himself. That came to an end Tuesday. As he enters his first political campaign, here are five things from The Donald’s formidable career to keep in mind.
If Congress does not authorize funding for clean energy and efficiency innovations, the negative effects will be far-reaching.
In 2008, Clinton promoted an ambitious $50 billion “strategic energy fund” to invest in a clean energy “Apollo Project” — funded by taxing Big Oil’s “excess profits.”
Peak demand for electricity rarely coincides with the brightest sunshine or the strongest winds, so finding a way to store clean power and deliver it when needed will be critical as California relies more on renewable energy.