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Pruitt's war on the EPA and the Clean Power Plan

The EPA Repeals the Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a notice proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP is the cornerstone of former President Obama’s climate change policy. In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, developed under the Clean Air Act. The Supreme Court…

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Gas flare at Evanson Place - Arnegard North Dakota

Court Overturns Trump Administration’s Delay of a Methane Waste Rule

There is good news for environmentalists. Thanks to a court decision an Obama-era rule to prevent methane waste by the oil and gas industry now goes into effect. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the Trump administration acted unlawfully when it suspended rules enacted by the Obama administration the oil and gas industry to…

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EU climate smart energy

European Union Horizon 2020 Program Aims to Bridge Public Climate Smart Sustainable Energy Financing Gap

EU Horizon 2020 PROSPECT intends to reach out and faciitate hands-on, peer-to-peer learning and information exchange to at least 180 local authorities across Europe in the next three years.

Florida Settlement Proposal Cancels Levy Nuclear Power Project, Calls for $6 Billion in Climate-Smart Clean Energy Investments

Part and parcel of the proposed settlement agreement, Duke Energy will make some $6 billion worth of climate-smart clean energy and energy efficiency investments over a four-year period, as well as cancel construction of the Levy Nuclear Power Plant.

Desert Solar, Wind Power to Fuel Santiago, Chile’s Subway System

The Chilean capital’s subsway system is considered the finest, as well as the largest, in Latin America. Come 2018, some 60% of its electricity is to come from solar and wind power resources far north.

Beach erosion

Caribbean Nations Look to International Community to Help Conserve Region’s Sandy Beaches

A prospective US$4.5 million from South Korea could lead to the launch of an inter4national project on the part of Association of Caribbean States’ members to stem the loss of sandy beaches throughout the region.

Environmental and consumer groups, along with 11 states, sue Trump administration and DOE

Environmental and Consumer Groups and 11 States Sue Trump Administration

Energy efficiency is the low-hanging fruit of greenhouse gas reductions. The Department of Energy published five new energy efficiency standards at the end of December, slated to take effect on March 20. The problem is that by the time they were slated to take effect, Donald Trump was in office and Rick Perry was sworn in as the head of…

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