Category: Politics

Introspective profiles and spotlights on today’s global politics.

EPA webpage that rejected climate denial is removed by Trump administration

An EPA webpage that rejected climate denial claims and defended the endangerment finding for greenhouse gas emissions has been removed by the Trump administration. It’s just one of many pages that discussed climate change to be removed from the EPA website...

/ May 1, 2017

Rick Perry: Trump may try to preempt state renewable energy policies

Rick Perry said yesterday that the Trump administration is having “very classified” conversations about preempting state and local support for renewable energy under the pretense of national security. Perry’s remarks came during an on-stage interview at the 2017 Bloomberg New...

/ April 26, 2017

Trump cites alternative facts about Clean Power Plan from NERA Economic Consulting

A White House fact-sheet on President Trump’s executive order targeting key U.S. climate change policies cited a controversial report by NERA Economic Consulting that was sponsored by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. The fact-sheet circulated by the White...

/ March 28, 2017

Neil Chatterjee: Trump’s FERC pick is a rubber stamp for fossil fuel and utility interests

President Trump will soon nominate Neil Chatterjee to fill one of the three open seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), according to media reports. A coalition of 135 environmental groups is lining up to oppose Trump’s FERC nominees....

/ March 22, 2017

Donald Trump once believed in clean energy, so what happened?

President Donald Trump is well known for his record of over the top attacks on clean energy, but properties managed by the Trump Organization have taken advantage of state energy efficiency incentives to save money and reduce their carbon dioxide...

/ March 4, 2017

Renewable energy just disappeared from Donald Trump’s energy plans

Renewable energy received no mention today on the new White House website, launched today during Donald Trump’s inauguration. Trump pledged to include renewable energy, including solar and wind, in his energy plan while on the campaign trail last year. After...

/ January 20, 2017

Jay Clayton, the SEC, and climate change disclosure

What does Donald Trump’s plan to nominate Jay Clayton as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mean for the future of corporate climate change disclosure? The election of Donald Trump has created real uncertainty about the direction the...

/ January 5, 2017