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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’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 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.