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The Lowdown On Trump’s Infrastructure Bill

President Trump recently released his infrastructure and budget plan. Environmental and social justice organizations are opposed to the plan, depicting it as a giveaway to the wealthy. The Trump administration claims in a blog post on the White House website that the infrastructure plan will empower state and local authorities by expanding the states environmental review and permitting processes. The…

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IPEEC 2017 Energy Efficiency Report Highlights Achievements, Challenges

Acting under the auspices of the G20, the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) presented its 2017 Annual Report last week.

Solar tariffs from Donald Trump

President Trump Levies a Tariff On Solar Panels

The solar energy industry recently received a blow from the Trump administration. President Trump imposed a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and modules. The tariff will decrease to 25 percent for the second year, 20 percent for the third year and 15 percent for the fourth year. In April, Suniva, Inc., a Chinese owned U.S. based manufacturer of…

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Drill baby, drill. Trump seeks to expand offshore drilling along U.S. coasts

Trump Administration Opens Up U.S. Coasts To Offshore Drilling

“Drill baby drill” is more than a mantra by those that want to increase domestic output of fossil fuels. It is a way of life, as the recent proposal by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to increase offshore drilling on both coasts proves. Zinke’s proposal would make over 90 percent of the acreage within the National Outer Continental…

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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.

Trump, U.S. Energy Policy and the Warming Climate

Pres. Trump’s energy and climate policies will put the US further behind in the global drive to reduce emissions and isolate the country internationally, according to the World Resources Institute.

Fossil Energy Development and the World Bank

World Bank Group Commits To Phasing Out Financing For Upstream Oil and Gas

Shift the subsidies Public financing helps fossil fuel projects continue. Take the World Bank Group which provided an average of more than $1 billion a year in upstream oil and gas financing from 2014 to 2016, according to Oil Change International. The good news is that after 2019, financing for those projects will no longer come from the WBG, except…

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