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Rick Perry’s latest: $5.7 million from the Energy Dept for cutting-edge batteries

Rick Perry’s Energy Department has been steadily pushing the Trump Administration deeper into clean tech territory, regardless of President* Trump’s pro-coal rhetoric. In the latest development, the Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announced a new round of $5.7 million in funding for next-generation energy storage technology, aimed squarely at driving down the cost of […]

August 9th

House kills ARPA-E and renewable energy research, pumps up money for fossil fuels

If anyone needed proof that the US Congress is now a whipped puppy that slavishly obeys the orders of its masters — Charles and David Koch — the House last week completely eliminated funding for ARPA-E while giving the administration more money for fossil fuel research than the #FakePresident asked for. By Steve Hanley  Killing the golden goose […]

July 30th

Brexit puts UK’s clean energy future in doubt

Britain has spent years developing a Clean Growth Plan to transition to clean energy, while keeping reliability up and costs down. Brexit is putting all that at risk. By Joshua S Hill  That’s the conclusion of the latest Energy Institute (EI) Energy Barometer, put together with input from nearly 500 UK energy professionals and experts. This […]

June 28th

Coal is dying. India shuts down 37 mines. Thanks, Obama

It’s an article of faith in certain quarters that the only reason coal miners are out of jobs in West Virginia is because Obama hated coal and throttled it with “job-killing regulations.” The reality: The market killed coal. Natural gas and renewables are cheaper, plus coal is dirty and toxic. Nobody wants coal but Trump, […]

June 23rd

Scotland is all about wind energy (Trump hates both)

The northeast of Scotland is poised to become the global center for offshore wind scientific research, following the announcement this week from Swedish power company Vattenfall, which announced the successful projects that will take part in a €3m research program at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. By Joshua S Hill  The European Offshore Wind Deployment […]

June 22nd

13 states declare climate independence from Trump, form United States Climate Alliance

Several states have decided to chart their own course in responding to the existential threat of climate change by forming the United States Climate Alliance. California, not surprisingly, is the leader of the pack. by Steve Hanley  The Golden State’s governor, Jerry Brown, has been steadfast in his abuse of Donald Trump, suggesting he is a […]

June 8th

California and China sign their own climate agreement. Sorry, Trump

California governor Jerry Brown is in China this week. He signed a climate agreement with Wan Gang, China’s minister of science and technology, committing both parties to work together to lower carbon emissions. He will be the keynote speaker at the Under2 Clean Energy Forum in Beijing on June 7, addressing  leaders from 170 countries, states, and cities […]

June 7th

You know those mayors defying Trump on the Paris climate agreement? Call em to say thanks

Hundreds of U.S. mayors are demonstrating one way to resist Donald Trump’s climate and energy agenda: They’ve joined an alliance pledging to keep supporting the Paris climate agreement that Trump has announced he will abandon. By Meteor Blades Activists ought to link arms with these mayors, phone or write them, and applaud them for taking a stand against […]

June 7th

Breakthrough Perovskite solar cell shows the cheap, clean energy future Trump would kill

Can Energy Secretary Rick Perry keep the stream of good news humming along, despite his boss’ bailing on the Paris climate agreement? Yesterday the Energy Department’s Ames National Laboratory had a very good report about one of our favorite topics, “coal killing” organometal halide perovskite solar cells. By Tina Casey  Coal-Killing Perovskite Solar Cells For those of […]

Conservative and GOP groups SUPPORT the Paris Climate Agreement

As we deal with the fallout of Trump’s abandonment of America’s climate commitments through the Paris Agreement, it’s important to remember that he does NOT speak for all Americans. Many conservative voices also oppose this destructive move. By Jeremy Bloom CONSERVAMERICA …Climate change is a global problem that requires American leadership. The United States has […]

June 2nd