Climate Change

"As Trump Enters White House, California Renews Climate Change Fight"

"California released new measures to fight climate change within minutes of Donald Trump being sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, signaling the state's commitment to be the nation's environmental steward under an administration that has questioned the reality of global warming."

Source: Reuters, 01/23/2017

"With Trump in Charge, Climate Change References Purged From Website"

"Within moments of the inauguration of President Trump, the official White House website on Friday deleted nearly all mentions of climate change. The one exception: Mr. Trump’s vow to eliminate the Obama administration’s climate change policies, which previously had a prominent and detailed web page on whitehouse.gov."

Source: NY Times, 01/23/2017

"China Cancels 103 Coal Plants, Mindful of Smog and Wasted Capacity"

"China is canceling plans to build more than 100 coal-fired power plants, seeking to rein in runaway, wasteful investment in the sector while moving the country away from one of the dirtiest forms of electricity generation, the government announced in a directive made public this week."

Source: NY Times, 01/19/2017

"Obama directs $500 million to Green Climate Fund just before Trump takes office"

"The Obama administration wrote a second check for $500 million on Tuesday to the Green Climate Fund, an international organization designed to help the developing world adapt to global warming and deploy more clean energy technologies."

Source: Mashable, 01/18/2017

Tracking Committee Leaders for 115th Congress

To help keep tabs on the newly seated 115th Congress and its gate-keepers of energy and environment law, the latest TipSheet offers a checklist of committee leadership. Plus, a closer look at three key Senate panels, likely agendas and new leadership, such as Senate Energy Committee Chair John Barrasso, R-Wyo. (shown in photo).

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