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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

January 17, 2019

Top Story

Shutdown politics overshadow Wheeler’s confirmation hearing

By Kevin Bogardus, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-01-16 20:19:29

Democratic senators pressed Wheeler on the Trump EPA’s deregulatory agenda, which he has continued with gusto after his predecessor, Scott Pruitt, left the agency under an ethical cloud. But members of the committee also worried that EPA is not able to complete its mission of protecting the environment while its doors remain closed. [ read more … ]

Policy & Politics

Oil and gas boom spells ‘climate disaster’ — report

Jenny Mandel, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-01-16 20:19:54

The U.S. oil and gas industry is going gangbusters and is on pace to account for more than half of the growth in global production over the next decade — and that’s a disaster. So warns a new analysis from Oil Change International that highlights how the runaway success of domestic fossil fuel production, which hit a record last year and is expected to continue on a fast climb, is on a collision course with U.S. and international climate targets. [ read more … ]

Op-Ed: We can’t tackle climate change if we ignore the main polluter — transportation

By Steven Higashide, The Hill  •    •  Posted 2019-01-16 20:20:20

Missing from these efforts, however, is a whole-hearted stab at cleaning up transportation, the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. To do that requires efforts to reduce driving, which would mean reversing the current course of federal policy. [ read more … ]

EVs will lower emissions even when grids rely on coal

By Jeremy Hodges, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2019-01-16 20:20:57

Electric cars are better for the environment than traditional gasoline models, and that benefit will grow as power generators shift away from coal [ read more … ]

Researchers offer 4 ways to counter climate skepticism

Ines Kagubare, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-01-16 20:21:14

Yale University researchers yesterday released a road map for countering coordinated efforts to spread doubt about mainstream climate science. The paper by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, identifies four strategies, including “inoculating” the public against climate misinformation. [ read more … ]

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