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May 15, 2019

Past officials don’t see ‘grand plan’ on climate modeling

Jean Chemnick, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-05-15 14:24:34

Former EPA officials shrugged off Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s suggestion last week that the United States might restrict the use of climate models. But some of his supporters suspect it could foreshadow large changes to public policy. “I don’t think they have a grand plan to screw up the modeling,” said Anna Phillips, a career official who served as program manager for EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs before she retired in mid-2017. “I think they just have talking points.” [ read more … ]

Republicans stick with Trump as energy fears rise

Geof Koss, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-05-15 14:43:46

Congressional Republicans are reluctantly backing President Trump’s trade war with China, even as they acknowledge that two years of brinkmanship over tariffs threaten to take a toll on the administration’s energy dominance agenda.
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Outlook for gas cars ‘stark’ — report

David Iaconangelo, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-05-15 14:40:41

The spread of electric vehicles could slash demand for oil almost twice as deeply as previously thought in the next two decades, according to a new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Sales of conventional gas cars also will peak and start to decline by 2030, analysts said at the firm. [ read more … ]

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