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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

Conservatives call for free market solutions to climate change in wake of Paris Agreement

The president’s ill-conceived decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement strengthens the resolve of the Partnership for Responsible Growth and others committed to adoption of a carbon fee. We will continue to make our case on Capitol Hill and within the business community. As Americans deal with rising coastal waters, droughts, superstorms, forest fires, insect-borne […]

Conservative R Street Institute: Clean energy revolution will continue w/o Paris agreement

Leaving the Paris agreement is not without consequence. Our diplomatic and trade partners may seek some measure of recompense for undermining the value of the first legally binding international greenhouse gas agreement. But the true goal is to solve the climate challenge. We should gladly trade hand waving and politicking for a new focus on […]

Market forces are NOT with Trump. They’re with clean energy.

You want numbers proving that Trump is on the wrong side of history when it comes to climate change, the Paris agreement, and the battle between clean energy and dirty coal? We’ve got numbers for you. By Jeremy Bloom Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Jason Bordoff (@JasonBordoff) founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy […]

June 1st

India cancels 14 GW of new coal plants. Nobody wants coal but Trump.

The transformation of India’s electricity market continues to deliver, as shown this month by the cancellation of 13.7 gigawatts of proposed coal-fired power plants, an admission that 8.6 gigawatts of operating coal is already non-viable, and the parallel move of ever-decreasing solar costs helped along by the country’s record low solar tariffs. By Joshua S […]

May 25th

Renewable energy jobs – 10 million worldwide (that’s a heck of a lot more than coal)

Renewable energy jobs continue to grow – in total, the global renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people in 2016.  The growth rate over the last two years has slowed since IRENA published their first assessments starting in 2012, but these most recent figures represent a steady increase thanks in part to jobs in the solar PV […]

May 24th