A Trump adviser’s emails shed light on a shadowy anti-clean energy network

Emails sent and received by Travis Fisher, an outgoing senior Trump administration official at the Department of Energy, shed light on a murky anti-clean energy network with ties to the fossil fuel industry that operates in the Midwest and nationally. ...

/ February 22, 2018

Trump’s FBI nominee Christopher Wray weighed in on the ExxonMobil climate change investigations

Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee for FBI director, advised corporate clients on how to avoid “being in the crosshairs” of law enforcement at a 2015 legal forum where investigations by state attorneys general into whether ExxonMobil misled investors and the public about...

/ June 8, 2017

Daniel Simmons: New head of EERE worked for groups that tried to “eliminate” it

Before Donald Trump appointed Daniel Simmons to lead the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Simmons worked for special interest groups that called on Congress to eliminate the same Department of Energy program. Simmons worked as a Vice President...

/ June 5, 2017

Travis Fisher: Author of Rick Perry’s grid study called clean energy policies a greater threat than terrorism

August 24, 2017 Update: The Department of Energy just released its long awaited grid study, along with a cover letter from Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. DOE staff was flooded with existing research that affirmed renewable energy is reliable (Appendix...

/ May 30, 2017

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