Senator Elizabeth Warren
Presidential hopeful pledges to ban fossil fuel production on public land

Senator Elizabeth Warren has promised to place a “total moratorium” on new federal oil and gas leases on her first day as president

President Trump
President Trump: ‘Wind turbines cause cancer’

The US president also said wind turbines could reduce the value of nearby homes by 75%

Arctic landscape
President Trump’s order to reopen Arctic to oil drilling was ‘unlawful’

The current US President attempted to overrule a ban brought in by Barack Obama prohibiting offshore drilling in the region

President Trump
Donald Trump issues new permit for controversial Keystone XL pipeline

The move aims to speed up the development of the pipeline, which would transport 800,000 barrels of crude oil from Canada to the US every day

Brazilian election front-runner commits to stay in Paris Agreement

Jair Bolsonaro previously suggested he would consider leaving the international climate obligation

Trump’s Mexico wall ‘could emit 2m tonnes of CO2’

Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico could have catastrophic environmental consequences. That’s according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which has calculated the vast amount of concrete that would need to be produced would result in up to two million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide being emitted. It adds the wall would also be […]

Trump’s energy policies: Support shale, clean coal and dump climate plan

The Trump administration has confirmed its intentions to reverse Barack Obama’s climate change policies and support fracking. Following President Donald Trump’s inauguration last week, his administration has announced plans to use the estimated $50 trillion (£40.15tn) that can be gained by exploring untapped shale oil and gas reserves to rebuild roads, schools, bridges and public infrastructure as well as to create millions of jobs and boost the agriculture […]

What does Trump’s presidency mean for clean energy and climate change?

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US President to launch ‘Clean Power Plan’

The first ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants is to be announced by Barack Obama today. As part of his final ‘Clean Power Plan, carbon emissions will be reduced by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030 – 9% more than what was initially proposed. States will be given the flexibility to […]

Obama to unveil climate change plan tomorrow

US President Barack Obama is set to reveal a climate change plan tomorrow, focusing on cutting carbon pollution and preparing the nation for future impacts. In his inauguration speech in January when he began his second term, Obama made tackling climate change a top priority and now pledges to take bigger steps on the issue. […]