The Trump Administrations daring decision to promote fossil fuels (including clean coal) at the Bonn climate summit may be paying off in unexpected ways.
Andrew Rakestraw is co-facilitator of the Transparency Framework, along with Xiang Gao from China. Transparency here means who is giving what money to whom under the so-called "financial mechanisms" of the Paris Agreement.
“This is an agreement that will provide Alaska with an economic boom comparable to the development of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in the 1970s.”
Expelling the U.S. delegation would be unbelievably disruptive. These are supposed to be delicate diplomatic affairs. There is no provision in the Paris Agreement for this kind of terminal action, or in the underlying UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is a duly ratified U.S. treaty. Fun facts: The U.S. pays 22% of the UN budget and 20% of the UN climate process.
The "Trump effect" which is scaring the heck out of the Bonn negotiators.
Friday's release of the wildly alarmist "Climate Science Special Report" or CSSP has brought forth the predictable green gush from the lefty press. The fact that this is an official federal report that contradicts the Trump Administration's climate skepticism is its big selling point. That the release is strategically timed with the beginning of the grand UN climate control festival in Bonn, Germany makes it more than timely. That the science is crap is irrelevant.
The Heartland Institute is gathering the country’s best energy policy experts, as well as key players in the industry, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Houston, Texas on Thursday, November 9, 2017, for its America First Energy Conference. It’s an event that will explain what has happened, and more importantly, what comes next.
Midwestern GOP Senators held up Trump’s nominees for EPA positions until they were reassured no changes would be made to the RFS, that mandates refiners purchase ever-increasing amounts of ethanol.
President Obama infamously said, "I've got a pen and I've got a phone - and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions." This he did with a vengeance. One of the most egregious areas he wielded his pen was in expanding federal control over wilderness areas with use of the “Antiquities Act.”
Read EPA's press release on its proposal to repeal President Obama's "Clean Power Plan." There's a new sheriff in town willing to restore the rule of law.
The Trump administration will issue a proposal to repeal a rule limiting methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal lands.
“We are withdrawing, and we made that as clear as it can be. I don’t know how to say it any more clearly."
The Department of the Interior will announce recommendations to President Donald Trump Thursday on whether to rollback or remove national monument status from 21 designations.
America cannot reindustrialize with an outdated electric grid.
“I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes and your factories,” Trump told supporters at a rally in Iowa. “As the birds fall to the ground.”