Tuesday, 28 March 2017

How Trump's budget affects the environment

This is why Canadians should be worried. The National did an excellent piece on Environmental Protection Agency cuts. If the US goes back to coal-fired plants; if they get rid of state policy (California), Federal regulations for energy and methane, if it's 'business as usual', nothing will be changed.

The US will look as smoggy as China. We've seen these smog photos in January. With Obama's American Paris Pledge, it would have taken US Greenhouse Gas Emissions down.

When you think it can't get any worse

How Trump's budget affects the environment

  • 1 week ago
In addition to cutting the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 per cent, Trump's proposed budget would have an effect on climate change that goes beyond the U.S.
Click here for the full story: ht... 

Trump’s big new executive order to tear up Obama’s climate policies, explained

1) Start rolling back the Clean Power Plan.
2) Reconsider carbon standards for new coal plants.
3) Reconsider regulations on methane emissions from oil and gas operations.
 4) Revisit the “social cost of carbon” estimate used to justify climate regulations.
5) Lift the moratorium on federal coal leasing.
 6) Repeal guidance for factoring climate change into NEPA reviews.
7) Rescind a bunch of Obama’s other executive orders on climate.
8) Tell agencies to review all rules inhibiting energy production

Solar Power

Greenbyte, maker of wind and solar asset management software Breeze and Bright, has just released an interactive map showing the cumulative installed solar power capacity per country, continent and the world between 1992-2015.
The Evolution of Solar Power is the result of a cooperation between Greenbyte and SolarPower Europe. See the interactive Evolution of Solar Power map here.
Interested in seeing the Evolution of Wind Power worldwide, consult the interactive Evolution of Wind Power map here.


DUTA said...

With all due respect to Obama and Trump - only GOD can control climate.
In case you're worried about pollution, then the combat against it has to start with people giving up their cars, and I don't see that happen.

Lady Fi said...

We should ALL be worried about this recklessness.

Nancy J said...

Room down here for many of you, just get on a plane Jenn, bring Joe and the cats. I will make sure we have enough bedrooms!!!

Olga Hebert said...

The coal miners are hoping to go back to work, but then they will not be happy if there is no health insurance to cover their black lung disease. We should definitely be looking to cleaner alternative energy sources and be getting more creative about job creation.

William Kendall said...

God, the man disgusts me. His every breath is an insult to the human race. The sooner he is removed from office, the better, but he'll be throwing a temper tantrum every moment of every day after he's gone.

Anvilcloud said...

Oh man, when I see statements like "Only God can control climate," I want to put my fist through the monitor. So much willful ignorance when there is more information available than at any time in history.

DUTA said...


You may replace the word "GOD" with 'the Universe' or'Nature'. There are more powerful forces ruling the world than all those politicians that nations elect as their leaders. Ask the agriculture people about climate and they'll explain to you how helpless Man always was, always will be, when it comes to climatic factors.