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Trump’s Proposed Budget Shrinks EPA, DOE Funding

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, which includes cuts to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Unsurprisingly, many clean energy and environmental advocacy groups are speaking out in response to [Read More]

Trump Makes ‘Ironic’ Choice For Head Of DOE Renewables Office

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 04, 2017

President Donald Trump has reportedly made his pick for the next head of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): Daniel Simmons, former vice president of policy at the Institute for Energy Research [Read More]

Court Approves Suspension Of Clean Power Plan Lawsuit

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

On Friday, a federal court approved the Trump administration’s request to suspend the litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The decision comes after President Donald Trump signed a number of executive orders aimed at rolling back Obama-era environmental and [Read More]

Trump Fires Executive Order At Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

Just as he vowed to do, President Donald Trump has issued a review of the Obama administration’s landmark emissions-reduction initiative. However, it’s not doomsday for the renewables industry, some groups say.

Trump Proposes EPA, DOI Cuts; Environmental Groups React

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Clean energy and environmental advocacy groups are speaking out against the Trump administration’s newly released 2018 budget proposals for discretionary spending – which, among other things, would cut U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spending by one-third. Among the proposals, President [Read More]

How Wind Energy Can Power Trump’s ‘America First’ Policies

Contributors
Written by Helmut Herold on February 16, 2017

Nope, it’s not a pipe dream: The rapidly flourishing wind industry could help the new administration fulfill its economic and industrial policies.

Governors To Trump: Here’s What We Need For Renewables Industry

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on February 14, 2017

The Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition, a renewable energy advocacy group headed by bipartisan Govs. Gina Raimondo, D-R.I., and Sam Brownback, R-Kan., is pleading with President Donald Trump and his administration to support and further grow the U.S.’ renewables [Read More]

Congressman Proposes Killing Environmental Protection Agency

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

A newly elected congressman is seeking to completely abolish the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Yes, indeed, under H.R.861, the agency would be no more. U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., proposed the bill on Feb. 3. The text of the [Read More]

Major U.S. Climate March Planned For April 29

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2017

In the wake of last weekend’s Women’s Marches, activists have announced a “People’s Climate March,” which will take place on April 29 in Washington, D.C., and across the country. The effort is being organized by a coalition formed out of [Read More]

Grassley Pleads With Treasury Secretary For Smooth Wind PTC Phase-Out

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2017

At yesterday’s confirmation hearing for Steven Mnuchin, now-President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, made a plea for a “smooth transition” of the five-year phase-out of the federal wind [Read More]