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The Trump administration just hatched another plan to buoy coal and nuclear

by Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentech Media The Trump administration is mulling the use of a Truman-era law to make good on the promise to restore the coal industry, according to a Thursday report from Bloomberg. The Defense Production Act of 1950 offers the president power to implement subsidies for domestically produced materials in the name […]

Coal lobbyist becomes no. 2 official at EPA, just behind Pruitt

by Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News Former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler was confirmed Thursday as the No. 2 official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, putting him in line to take interim charge of the agency if Administrator Scott Pruitt is toppled by his ethical missteps. The Senate voted 53-45 in favor of Wheeler’s nomination […]

Sonoma Clean Power offers innovative incentives for rebuilding after fires

by Sonoma Clean Power Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and Bay Area Air Quality Management District have joined efforts to help homeowners affected by the October 2017 firestorms rebuild energy-efficient, sustainable homes. The program will be an enhancement to PG&E’s long-standing California Advanced Homes Program, and offers two incentive packages […]

Environmental Protection Agency woes & Scott Pruitt

The following three articles lay out the problems the Environmental Protection Agency is experiencing with the oversight of Scott Pruitt. Leaked memo: EPA shows workers how to downplay climate change by Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday evening sent employees a list of eight approved talking points on climate change […]

Solar power eclipsed fossil fuels in new 2017 generating capacity: U.N.

by Nina Chestney and Alister Doyle, Reuters LONDON/OSLO (Reuters) – Chinese solar power led a record 157 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added worldwide last year, more than double the amount of new generation capacity from fossil fuels, a U.N.-backed report showed on Thursday. Globally, a record 98 GW of solar power capacity […]