Trump’s DOE invests $62 million in concentrated solar power

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President Donald Trump doesn’t usually mention solar power, unless it’s talk of covering his beloved border wall in solar panels. But his Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a huge investment in concentrated solar power (CSP). They claim the solar industry has reached the 2020 SunShot Initiative utility-scale solar cost goal, so they’re looking into new priorities.

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Federal court rules Trump’s Dakota Access Pipeline approval violated the law

Injustice has been a common theme of the Standing Rock Sioux’s battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, as they faced arrests, eviction at gunpoint, and tear gas. But the tribe said this week they just won a ‘significant victory’ in court. A federal judge said the United States Army Corps of Engineers did not conduct an adequate study of the environmental risks associated with the oil pipeline.

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6 reasons the clean energy revolution doesn’t need Trumps blessing

-ITC tax
-Global Market Forces
-Cost of renewables have dropped
-The rest of the world still cares about climate change
-China has said they will resume global leadership if need be / have invested in renewables
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What Trump’s victory means for the environment (it’s not good)

In a shocking upset that has warped our perception of reality, Donald Trump — a climate change denier — has prevailed as the victor in the 2016 presidential race. The newly elected 45th President of the United States is fighting to reverse the progress many have made in the fight against climate change. Just mere days after the Paris climate agreement was enforced, the United States has elected an individual who has been on a rampage to cancel the entire agreement, has suggested to abolish the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building