Tag: The White House

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The Trump administration has announced plans to hold a side event at next month’s UN climate talks to promote the use of fossil fuels, according to sources. During last year’s discussions in Bonn, Germany, the US administration a held similar event used to highlight the benefit of technologies that allow […]

Trump orders grid operators to buy electricity from coal and nuclear plants

Trump orders grid operators to buy electricity from coal and nuclear plants

The Trump administration is to instruct grid operators to purchase electricity from coal and nuclear power plants as part of US President Trump’s pledge to protect the US coal industry. Under the proposed intervention, the Department of Energy (DOE) would execute emergency authority in order to direct operators to purchase […]

White House considering “Clean and Advanced Fossil Alliance”

White House considering “Clean and Advanced Fossil Alliance”

The Trump White House is currently considering a “Clean and Advanced Fossil Alliance” to advocate for coal and natural gas technology and exports with a list of other supportive countries, according to administration sources The proposition comes in response to the announcement of a coalition of nations pledging to phase […]

Trump considering a cold war statute to support coal industry

Trump considering a cold war statute to support coal industry

The Trump administration is considering using a Cold War statute to help support the coal industry, with officials stating that homeland security is “inextricably tied” to a secure energy supply. The administration is looking into the use of the 68-year-old Defence Production Act, first passed during the Korean War to […]

Wells Griffith to be appointed as one of Trump’s top energy advisors

Wells Griffith to be appointed as one of Trump’s top energy advisors

The White House is to name Wells Griffith as a top Department of Energy official, replacing David George Banks who resigned in February, three people familiar with the decision have said. Griffith will join the National Economic Council where he will coordinate the White House’s efforts on international energy issues, […]