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June 26, 2017

Trump to Call for U.S. ‘Dominance’ in Global Energy Production

By Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2017-06-26 04:35:31

As with previous White House policy-themed weeks, such as a recent one focusing on infrastructure, the framing is designed to draw attention to Trump’s domestic priorities and away from more politically treacherous matters such as multiple investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election. With “Energy Week,” Trump is returning to familiar territory — and to the coal, oil, and gas industries on which he’s already lavished attention. [ read more … ]

Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market

By CHRIS BUCKLEY, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2017-06-26 04:35:57

As other countries look to China to take the lead in fighting global warming after President Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate agreement, President Xi Jinping is pushing ahead with an ambitious plan to build the world’s largest market for carbon emissions permits.
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Why is China suddenly leading the climate change effort? It’s a business decision.

By Roselyn Hsueh, Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2017-06-26 04:36:57

China watchers and other commentators debate China’s resolve and capability to fill the political vacuum left by the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord this month. Why would China be eager to take leadership on climate change? To understand this transition requires looking more closely at the interests and motivations of the Chinese leadership in the rapid growth and development of Chinese renewables. [ read more … ]

Renewable energy no longer a niche to institutional investors

By Dave Gregorio, Reuters  •    •  Posted 2017-06-26 04:37:28

Institutional investors remain eager to put money to work on renewable energy projects even as U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to revive their chief competitor: coal, financial executives said at a conference this week.
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California invested heavily in solar power. Now there’s so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it

By Ivan Penn, Los Angeles Times  •    •  Posted 2017-06-26 04:36:20

It happened on eight days in January and nine in February as well. All told, those transactions helped save Arizona electricity customers millions of dollars this year, though grid operators declined to say exactly how much. And California also has paid other states to take power. [ read more … ]

Renewable Energy Absent from Secretary Perry’s “All Of The Above” Energy Strategy

By Sara Tanigawa, EESI  •    •  Posted 2017-06-26 04:37:59

In the President’s proposed budget, the Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), would see a cut of 69 percent, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) would essentially be eliminated, with a 93 percent cut. Overall, the proposed budget would reduce total DOE funding by 5.6 percent from FY17, with nuclear weapons and nuclear waste programs receiving big increases, offsetting losses to research, renewable and efficiency programs. [ read more … ]

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