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Climate change: populism vs Paris

[Financial Times subscription required to read article.] The rise of populist leaders threatens the climate deal struck in the French capital in 2015 and will make UN talks more fraught…

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Democrats and a climate-change dilemma

Climate policy in America has always been an up-and-down affair. But few reversals have been as dramatic as the replacement of Barack Obama with Donald Trump. Unlike his predecessor…

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What exactly is the ‘Green New Deal’?

In a Democratic clash on Capitol Hill, progressives are pushing an ambitious plan to wean the U.S. off fossil fuels, boost renewables and build a “smart” grid. Meet the “Green New Deal.” The proposal, drawing inspiration…

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Activists set their sights on next election

[E&E subscription required to read article.] Democrats will bring climate talk back to Congress next year, probing the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks and forcing messaging votes in the House…

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Nikki Haley Resigns, Citing ‘Intense Time’

[E&E subscription required to read article.] Nikki Haley today announced her intention to leave her role as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, marking yet another departure of a top administration official…

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Greens Courted McCain on Climate

After Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman John Chafee (R-R.I.) died in office in 1999, green groups went searching for another top Republican to take charge on environmental issues. They set their sights on John McCain…

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Gas Exports on Trump’s Agenda for Europe

[E&E subscription required to read article.] When European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meets with President Trump next week, “energy security” will share the agenda with controversial topics like trade and counterterrorism…

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7 questions about the Green New Deal

You may have heard a lot recently about the “Green New Deal,” championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and co-sponsored by more than 60 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives…

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