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Trump sued for dismantling Obama’s green policy

The Trump administration attacked the Renewable Energy Plan (wind power, concentrating solar thermal power, PV) driven by the Obama administration. The Trump administration attacked the Clean Energy Plan promoted by the Obama administration.A coalition of 29 states and cities filed a lawsuit against the Administration of US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to block the … Continue reading Trump sued for dismantling Obama’s green policy

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The State Of The Union On Wind Energy: A Tale Of Two Fact Checks

The Washington Post‘s Fact Checker wrongly challenged President Obama’s State of the Union comments about wind energy by citing a study linked to the oil billionaire Koch brothers. By contrast, FactCheck.org cited an Energy Department analyst who confirmed that Obama was correct when he said that wind energy is less expensive than fossil fuels in … Continue reading The State Of The Union On Wind Energy: A Tale Of Two Fact Checks

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President’s State of the Union wind energy cost claim true

During the President’s final State of the Union address last night, Obama laid out progress made by renewable energy in the U.S. since he took office – including wind energy. Specifically, the president stated “In fields from Iowa to Texas, wind power is now cheaper than dirtier, conventional power.” Fact check columnists and bloggers were … Continue reading President’s State of the Union wind energy cost claim true

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The state of American wind power grows stronger in 2016

As Americans turn from their busy lives to watch President Obama’s final State of the Union address, I’ve been reflecting on the growing momentum in wind energy over the last seven years. If there’s one thing they need to know it’s this: American wind power has more than tripled in size and costs one-third as … Continue reading The state of American wind power grows stronger in 2016

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Obama Gets More Than 80 Leading US Companies to Agree to Act on Climate Change

President Barak Obama announced that 81 of the U.S.’s leading companies have signed onto the American Business Act on Climate pledge. The companies from Alcoa to GE, GM, International Paper, McDonald’s, Xerox and a host of other companies from a wide range of industries agreed to reduce emissions, increase low-carbon investments, use more clean energy … Continue reading Obama Gets More Than 80 Leading US Companies to Agree to Act on Climate Change

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President Obama promotes American wind power at Clean Energy Summit

August 25, 2015 “I’m all for consumers saving money,” President Obama said Aug. 24 in Las Vegas, citing evidence that clean energy has become cheaper than ever. Americans are choosing wind and solar “not because they’re tree huggers, but because they’re cost-cutters,” he said. “They like saving money.” The president delivered his remarks as part … Continue reading President Obama promotes American wind power at Clean Energy Summit

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Solar energy and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama’s plan

Solar power  and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama’s plan to cut carbon emissions by forcing utilities to use renewable sources to produce electricity, the industry said on Monday.   With its 2030 deadline, Obama’s Clean Power Plan offers a degree of stability … Continue reading Solar energy and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama’s plan

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Wind energy a major solution under Clean Power Plan

The much-anticipated Clean Power Plan is set to be released today when the President is expected to give remarks about the rule at the White House. While many are wondering how we are going to be able to meet this ambitious goal being set up by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the good news is … Continue reading Wind energy a major solution under Clean Power Plan

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Obama set to unveil tougher climate change plan: demands that power plants use more renewable energy like wind power and solar energy

In the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change, President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday a set of environmental regulations devised to sharply cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants and ultimately transform America’s electricity industry.   The rules are the final, tougher versions of proposed … Continue reading Obama set to unveil tougher climate change plan: demands that power plants use more renewable energy like wind power and solar energy

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Obama Aims To Make Solar Power More Affordable

The Obama administration hopes to make solar power more affordable for low- and middle-income Americans. It’s announcing a series of moves, including installing more solar energy units in federally subsidized housing, low cost loans for home owners and a program to help renters. The White House recently pledged that the U.S. would get 20 percent … Continue reading Obama Aims To Make Solar Power More Affordable

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Barack Obama: “Climate Change Can No Longer Be Denied or Ignored”

President Obama’s weekly remarks Hi everybody. Wednesday is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and protect this precious planet we call home. And today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have all fallen in the … Continue reading Barack Obama: “Climate Change Can No Longer Be Denied or Ignored”

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Obama offers Caribbean US support for wind energy

US President Barack Obama has offered to extend America’s support for the development of low-carbon energy resources in the Caribbean. He made the announcement during his visit to Jamaica on Thursday.   Obama addressed a meeting with Caribbean Community, or Caricom, a coalition of the region’s nations, during the visit. Caribbean Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz … Continue reading Obama offers Caribbean US support for wind energy

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U.S.: 6,967 MW of photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP)

In 2010, the solar power installed in the United States was less than 1,000 megawatts (MW), while in 2014 it has almost grown by seven times to 6,967 MW, including both solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP), with an investment of 17.8 billion U.S. dollars.   Shortly after his visit to a solar … Continue reading U.S.: 6,967 MW of photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP)

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Obama promotes expansion of solar energy

President Obama at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, where he announced a new goal of training 75,000 workers for the solar energy industry by 2020.   President Obama launch a new initiative to expand the nation’s solar industry workforce during a visit to Utah’s Hill Air Force Base on Friday, seeking to gain support for his … Continue reading Obama promotes expansion of solar energy

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Obama orders gov’t to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 pct.

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an executive order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by the federal government by 40 percent over the next decade, a move made as part of his administration’s efforts to fight climate change. The executive order also set a target for 30 percent of the electricity consumed by the … Continue reading Obama orders gov’t to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 pct.

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Obama seeks to extends 30% solar energy investment tax permanently

President Obama, in presenting his proposed Federal Budget has proposed that the solar power Investment Tax Credit (ITC) be extended permanently in the 2016 budget.   Under the new budget, there would be funding of $7.4bn for clean energy alongside $4bn for states to accelerate their carbon reduction plans. The ITC, which was introduced in … Continue reading Obama seeks to extends 30% solar energy investment tax permanently

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President Obama’s State of the Union: U.S. leads world in wind energy production

In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Obama highlighted U.S. wind energy leadership as an American success story.   “As the President noted, America produces more wind energy than any other country in the world. We’re number one,” said American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan. “Hard working Americans and successful federal … Continue reading President Obama’s State of the Union: U.S. leads world in wind energy production

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Obama Urges Action on Climate Change `While We Still Can’

President Barack Obama urged world leaders at a United Nations summit to reach a global agreement to combat climate change “while we still can.” Speaking before more than 120 officials, the president cited more frequent droughts and flooding in warning, “The climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it.” Obama took credit for … Continue reading Obama Urges Action on Climate Change `While We Still Can’

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Obama plans to apply carbon emission cap on power plants

In his most sweeping effort to date to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, the Obama administration will unveil a new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday limiting the amount of carbon pollution from coal power plants. The rule will impose a cap on the level of emissions existing power plants are … Continue reading Obama plans to apply carbon emission cap on power plants

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