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FERC Charts Open, Unbiased Course to Enhance Energy System Resilience

Closing a DOE proposed new rulemaking and opening a new docket, FERC launched a more open, holistic and unbiased course aimed at enhancing the resiliency of U.S. power and energy systems.

Global warming isn't fake news. Why do so many think it is?

The Paris Agreement and the Trump Effect

Easier said than done Last week, Taryn Fransen and Kelly Levin of the World Resources Institute published an informative analysis on the “Trump Effect” on the Paris Agreement, signed in Paris at COP21 in  December 2015. It was historic in many respects, not least of which was that it was the first time the whole world agreed on anything so…

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Climate Change to Take a Greater Toll on Credit Ratings

The effects of the warming climate will have increasingly negative impacts on the credit ratings of organizations that lack adequate, comprehensive climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, Moody’s says.

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.