American utilities will continue to go green despite the current political uncertainties, but coal could once again become this country’s leading fuel to generate electricity in 2019 – and last to 2032, if the Clean Power Plan is not
The global community will meet in November in Bonn, Germany to hammer the details of a climate agreement reached in Paris in December 2015 — one that the United States had once been a part but one that it now “rejects.”
In a move that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt described as a “pro-growth and pro-environment approach for how we do regulations in this country,” President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to undo a slew of Obama administration climate rules.
President Trump is expected to sign another executive order this week that will try and weaken the Clean Power Plan, which is now in the federal courts and which mandates a 32% cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.
Massive EPA budget cuts and regulatory rollbacks might not be a boon to businesses if programs that help corporations respond to climate change — and thus improve their future planning and reduce risks and costs — get the ax.
In what is a further rebuke of the previous administration, President Trump is expected to sign executive orders to curb the environmental work of his Environmental Protection Agency once his appointed EPA administrator is confirmed.