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The Reversal of Obama’s Climate Change Initiatives

The Reversal of Obama’s Climate Change Initiatives

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits This week, President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise by signing an executive order instructing the EPA to reverse the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP). The Trump administration believes that the CPP, which aimed to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, negatively impacts the growth of the coal industry. However,

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Five Efficiency Standards Under the Trump Administration’s Purview

Fate of Five Final Energy Efficiency Rules Could Be Up to Trump Bloomberg BNA, December 29, 2016 Five final energy efficiency appliance standards issued by the Obama administration Dec. 28 could be undone by the Trump administration due to a new review period. The Energy Department issued final rules increasing energy efficiency requirements for walk-in

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Obama Addresses Climate Change and Energy in the 2016 State of the Union

Obama On Climate and Energy in 2016 State of the Union Inside Climate News, January 13, 2016 Here are the parts of President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address that were about energy and climate change, taken from the text prepared for delivery: But even if the planet wasn’t at stake; even if 2014

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Appliance Standards Promote Innovation & Yield Energy Savings

Your kitchen is a battleground in Obama energy efficiency push Chicago Tribune, January 9, 2016. Image credit: Mikhail Golub No, literally. Since 2009, his administration has created 43 rules that will deliver the biggest energy savings of any president in history, eliminating demand in 2030 equal to the electricity produced by 96 power plants, based on


Obama Rejects the Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Application

President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Plan NPR, November 6, 2015. Image credit: aitoff Ending a process that has lingered for much of his time in the Oval Office, President Obama announced Friday that the U.S. has rejected TransCanada’s application for a permit to complete the Keystone XL pipeline. The president said that “after extensive public

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Obama Signs Energy Efficiency Act of 2015

Amanda Gassé for Zondits, May 1, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomainPictures On Thursday, President Obama signed the Energy Efficiency Act of 2015, surrounded by a group of bipartisan lawmakers. The bill passed in the Senate in March by unanimous consent and in the House on a voice vote in April. The passage of this law notes


Obama’s Executive Order Aims to Cut Federal Government GHG Emissions by 2025

Obama’s Latest Executive Order Cuts Government CO2 Emissions, And The Private Sector’s Joining In Think Progress, March 19, 2015 On Thursday morning, President Obama signed a new executive order that requires the federal government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025 from 2008 levels. A fact sheet distributed by the White House


Hillary Clinton Backs Energy Efficiency at Clean Energy Summit

Hillary Clinton took center stage at the 7th annual National Clean Energy Summit last month in Las Vegas. The conference brings together economic and political minds to work through the policy agenda on energy efficiency and renewable sources.