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Trump pledges to scrap offshore wind projects on ‘day one’ of presidency

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/13/trump-president-agenda-climate-policy-wind-power Donald Trump has vowed to immediately halt offshore wind energy projects “on day one” of a new term as US president, in his most explicit threat yet to the industry and the latest in a series of promises to undo key aspects of the transition to cleaner energy. Trump repeated false accusations about wind projects as […]

Do U.S. Presidents Matter for Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reduction? The answer is not what most people will expect

https://rogerpielkejr.substack.com/p/do-us-presidents-matter-for-carbon Do U.S. Presidents Matter for Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reduction? The answer is not what most people will expect By ROGER PIELKE JR. Pop Quiz! Before reading on, please provide your best guesses matching the presidential administration with with the annual rate of carbon dioxide emissions reductions over each president’s term in office — dating […]

Trump declares ‘I hate wind’ – Rails against wind energy

https://twitter.com/JunkScience/status/1780577793610240493 https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2024/04/17/trump-wind-power-oil-executives/ “I hate wind,” Trump told the executives over a meal of chopped steak at his Mar-a-Lago Club and resort in Florida, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private conversation. — jonn mccly (@JMccly) April 17, 2024

RFK Jr. wants to poach climate voters from Biden, skeptics from Trump – Courting voters who see ‘totalitarian controls’ in Biden’s climate policy

RFK Jr. wants to poach climate voters from Biden, skeptics from Trump By Scott Waldman Excerpts: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sees an opportunity in the nation’s bitter divide over climate politics. The independent presidential candidate is making a play for the climate-minded voters who compose much of President Joe Biden’s base, as well as the climate […]

UN COP29 Leader Urges US to Keep Climate Pledges Even If Trump Elected

https://www.newsweek.com/cop29-president-elect-mukhtar-babayev-urges-america-keep-climate-pledge-donald-trump-election-1887323 The incoming host of the next COP summit has called on the U.S. and other nations to maintain their climate commitments, even if Donald Trump is elected as president in November. In his third media interview since being named president-elect of the COP29 summit—due to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, the week after the U.S. […]

Why a Trump administration should quit the International Energy Agency (IEA) – ‘Has morphed into a green propaganda outfit’

https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2024/04/04/conflict_of_energy_forecasts_saudi_aramco_vs_international_energy_agency_1022803.html Conflict of Energy Forecasts: Saudi Aramco vs. International Energy Agency By Rupert Darwall April 04, 2024 Fifty years ago, the economies of the West were reeling from the effects of an oil embargo imposed by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in response to the United States providing emergency military aid to Israel in […]

End Times?! UN Climate Chief: Election of Donald Trump ‘could put world’s climate goals at risk’

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/mar/31/election-donald-trump-world-climate-goals-at-risk-un-chief Victory for Donald Trump in the US presidential election this year could put the world’s climate goals at risk, a former UN climate chief has said. The chances of limiting global heating to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels are already slim, and Trump’s antipathy to climate action would have a major impact on the US, which is the […]