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In Victory For Merkel, G20 Reach Compromise On Trade But Trump Holds Out On Climate

July 8, 2017 - 11:09pm
In Victory For Merkel, G20 Reach Compromise On Trade But Trump Holds Out On Climate

World leaders meeting at the G-20 summit in Germany have agreed on almost every aspect of the joint communique, where in a victory for Merkel they vowed to fight protectionism and secure fair trade seeking to defuse President Donald Trump’s threats of unilateral measures the WSJ reported; they have so far failed, however, on a compromise position in the section on climate where the United States is pushing for a reference to fossil fuels, European Union officials said according to Reuters.

These Companies Plan to Expand Coal Power Worldwide by 43 Percent

July 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

In Paris in 2015, more than 195 nations committed to slowing the rise of global warming to less than 3.6°F (2°C). In 2016, renewable energy saw unprecedented growth around the world. 
Yet in 2017, more than 120 companies have plans to build new coal-fired power plants (or expand existing ones), increasing coal capacity by roughly 43 percent across the globe. That's more than 840,000 megawatts (MW) of additional coal power. 

Meet the Activists With a Plan to Make Climate Change Matter in Elections

July 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Since Donald Trump declared that he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, elected officials around the country have been engaged in something they usually try to avoid: serious conversation about climate change. In fact, the leaders of 300-plus U.S. cities and 22 states have now pledged to uphold the goals of the global climate deal.

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