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White House adviser differs with coal-loving president

May 26, 2017

The president's chief economic adviser is casting doubt on the future of U.S. coal, saying it "doesn't really make that much sense anymore as a feedstock," directly contradicting Trump's repeated promises to revive the struggling coal industry.

Syrian refugees in Jordan's desert get solar power

May 17, 2017

Solar power lights up Syrian refugee camp in Jordan's remote desert, world's first to be hooked up to renewable energy

California's solar energy set power supply record in March

Apr 11, 2017

California met its goal to produce about half the state's electricity from renewable sources for three hours on March 11, a new estimate from the U.S. government shows

Massachusetts request boosts northern energy projects

Apr 9, 2017

A request by Massachusetts for a supply of clean, renewable electricity could give a boost to a series of proposals to carry Canadian renewable energy to southern New England through proposed transmission lines in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine

School librarian will bring equipment to jungle classrooms

Apr 8, 2017

Dana Rensi was in Peru working her way through a Fulbright teacher exchange program when she decided to go a little deeper into the jungle

China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rules

Mar 29, 2017

China's government says it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. rules on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global warming

Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

Mar 28, 2017

Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order Tuesday that he says would revive the coal industry and create jobs

Senate confirms Carson, Perry for housing, energy posts

Mar 2, 2017

Two of President Donald Trump's former rivals for the GOP White House nomination have won Senate confirmation to join his administration

Carter: Renewable energy can help Trump create jobs

Feb 8, 2017

Former President Jimmy Carter says millions of jobs could be created in the United States if President Donald Trump embraces renewable energy sources such as geothermal, solar and wind power

US utilities seek sun as Trump sides with coal, fossil fuels

Feb 4, 2017

Falling prices for solar power are leading U.S. electric companies to capture the sun at the same time President Donald Trump has promised to boost coal, drill more fossil fuels and scale back demands that utilities cut greenhouse gas emissions


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