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March 29, 2017
President Donald Trump’s executive order that promotes ‘Energy Independence’ and targets Obama’s Clean Power Plan went down a treat with fossil fuel interests, who praised Trump for making good on his promise to preserve coal jobs and avoid “regulatory burdens”. However, environmentalists took a different interpretation; viewing the order as a KO of the previous administration’s entire climate action legacy. Clean energy advocates stood somewhere in the middle, concluding that little will change in the long run.
March 29, 2017
President Trump’s long anticipated executive order advising the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw parts of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) has left clean energy advocates unabashed, despite critics viewing the order as a total wipe out of Obama’s climate action legacy.
February 21, 2017
New head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Scott Pruitt has made it clear that he will waste no time in getting rid of the Clean Power Plan.
February 6, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is officially in legislative hot water after Florida lawmakers introduced a bill to abolish the agency.
January 12, 2017
As his White House term draws to a close, president Barack Obama has argued that the momentum of wind and solar is “irreversible”, in a last-ditch attempt to tout clean energy.
January 5, 2017
China is set to up the ante on renewables in its new ‘Five-Year Plan’ that will see a total investment of US$360 billion (RMB2.5 trillion) by 2020.
January 3, 2017
If Trump goes ahead with his threat to scrap the Clean Power Plan, legal action will ensue, according to 15 state attorney generals who penned a letter to the President-elect.
December 19, 2016
A 24-state coalition led by West Virginia attorney general Patrick Morrisey and Texas attorney general Ken Paxton has penned a letter asking president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw the Clean Power Plan.
November 23, 2016
Despite confirmed plans to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, and intentions to withdraw the US from the climate accord and rejuvenate a dying coal industry, president-elect Donald Trump will not succeed in derailing the clean energy industry’s progress, said Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy.
November 22, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed his intentions to cancel the Clean Power Plan, in a video message outlining his plans for when he takes office in January.

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