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Perry Toots The Wind Power Horn

The ECOreport reposts a report from the US Government’s ongoing energy conflict, Perry Toots the Wind Power Horn

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is playing some serious mind games with the Trump Administration, or at least so it seems. Tension is mounting over the immanent release of a new grid study that is supposed to support President Trump’s pro-coal rhetoric, but just yesterday Perry used his own @SecretaryPerry account to tweet a whopper of a shoutout to the US wind energy industry.

Err…so, what gives?

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EPA Pushes Board of Scientific Counselors Out The Door

The ECOreport reposts further news of the Trump regime, EPA Pushes Board of Scientific Counselors Out The Door

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

by Steve Hanley

 The message to all federal employees is, if you haven’t drunk deeply of the Trump-inspired nonsense spewed by the putative president, America has no use for you. Scott Pruitt, chief defender of the faith at the agency formerly known as the Environmental Protection Agency, is on a mission to slash the agency’s staffing levels and budget.

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Paris Agreement Better Off Without Trump

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about America’s withdrawal, Paris Agreement Better Off Without Trump

The Conversation via Clean Technica

By Luke Kemp

The conventional wisdom that the United States should remain under the Paris Agreement is wrong. A US withdrawal would be the best outcome for international climate action.
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Tillerson Breathes New Life Into Paris Climate Change Accord

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about America’s shifting environmental policies, Tillerson Breathes New Life Into Paris Climate Change Accord 

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

Will he or won’t he? In a sequence events worthy of standard television reality fare, President Trump has been building suspense over a final decision on the Paris climate change accord. During his presidential campaign Trump promised to “cancel” US participation in the historic agreement and the clock is still ticking.

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Three Republican Senators Break With The Party On Methane Rule

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about the United States, Three Republican Senators Break With The Party On Methane Rule

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Zach Shahan

Members of the Republican Party sitting in Congress have been particularly good at sticking with the “party line” on a wide range of issues — even when that means pouring more pollution into their constituents’ throats, working to increase the number of superstorms that slam the East Coast and the dramatic droughts that destroy the Southwest, voting through health care bills or amendments that make it much more expensive for normal Americans to get health care (apparently, just so the richest among us can keep more money in overinflated bank accounts), and pretending Donald Trump’s potentially corrupt connections and actions in regard to Russia wouldn’t have their faces exploding with range if it had been Obama in such a situation.

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American Cities Committing to 100% Renewable Electricity

The ECOreport reposts good news from across the border,  American Cities Committing to 100% Renewable Electricity

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

By Kyle Field

Hello Solar put together an interactive map documenting all of the cities in the US that have committed to moving to 100% renewable energy*. The map includes the timing on which the cities have committed to complete the transition and the population of each for context. (Note: since the site and many cities write “100% renewable energy,” we are using that language, but many of these commitments are actually just about 100% renewable energy for electricity or electricity + heating.)

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American Interest In EVs Equals Interest In Full-Size Trucks

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, American interest in EVs equals interest In full-size trucks

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By James Ayre

A recent survey from AAA found that interest in electric vehicles amongst consumers in the US now rivals that of full-size pickup trucks.

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Perry Says Renegotiate Paris Accord

THE ECOreport reposts a story from  the ongoing debate at the White House, Perry Says Renegotiate Paris Accord

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Joshua Hill

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has added his voice to the growing number of Trump advisers recommending the new President keep the country in the Paris Agreement, but he has called on the President to renegotiate the deal in an attempt to push European nations to assume a larger share of emissions reductions.

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Oregon’s Proposed Climate Test Legislation

The ECOreport reposts a story from the battle to reduce fossil fuel emissions, Oregon’s proposed Climate Test Legislation

Originally published on Clean Technica

By Steve Hanley

Donald Trump may be hell bent on dismantling any and all US climate change programs (the photo heading the Bureau of Land Management webpage is now a lump of coal. Ho, Ho, Ho!), but that hasn’t stopped America’s states and cities from rededicating themselves to fighting the tyrants of the fossil fuel industry. Some people just don’t think it’s right that large corporations are able to make our waterways and public lands toxic or the air we breathe a danger to human health. Radicals!

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Danish Pension Fund Divests From Canadian Oil Producers

The ECOreport reposts a story about potential stranded assets,  Danish Pension Fund Divests From Canadian Oil Producers 

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Joshua Hill

The fourth largest pension fund in Denmark has apparently divested itself of investments in five Canadian oil producers, and is assessing another 44 oil and gas companies, amidst concerns that fossil fuel companies are at risk of becoming stranded assets and facing long-term heavy financial losses.

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