Trump annuncia l’uscita dagli accordi sul clima di Parigi. La risposta della California è l’approvazione di un disegno di per abbandonare i combustibili fossili e arrivare al 100 per cento di energia rinnovabile.
Donald Trump undoes Obama’s Clean Power Plan, to “stop the war on coal”
Donald Trump ha firmato il decreto che impone la revisione delle norme introdotte da Obama per limitare le emissioni di CO2 delle centrali elettriche.
On the 28th of March US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to review one of Barack Obama’s most important measures aimed at combating climate change – the Clean Power Plan. Among other things, the plan aimed to reduce CO2 emissions from US power plants.
During a speech he held at the headquarters of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Trump clearly reaffirmed his will of “ending the war on coal”. In the meantime, President Trump didn’t mention the word “climate”, not even once. “With today’s executive actions, I’m taking historic steps to lift the restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job-killing regulations,” he said.
Trump eliminates subsidies to renewables
The Clean Power Plan represented the core of Obama’s environmental policies. The plan was aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from US power plants by 30 per cent by 2020. It also provided subsidies to renewables in order to accelerate the energy transition. However, the plan was put on hold on February 2016 after an appeal filed by 27 US states (mostly Republican-led), involving the Supreme Court.
The US actor and environmental activist has visited the US President-elect in New York. DiCaprio’s aim was to talk about climate change and convince Trump that renewables are worthwhile.
Scottish courts reject Donald Trump’s third appeal against planning permission for the Aberdeen Bay Wind Farm.
A special report from the Yuqui territory delves deep into the dreams, challenges, joys and sadness of one of Bolivia’s most vulnerable indigenous groups.
Corporate globalisation is threatening the food rights of Indian people and the survival of its farmers.
In Mexico, the lives of millions of farmed animals could potentially change for the better if a new law that aims to protect them is approved.
Ten years have passed since the 11 March 2011 disaster, but this chapter is far from over. Travelling through Fukushima, renewal and destruction can be seen side by side, sometimes separated only by a road.
An investigation by the Guardian reveals the staggering number of deaths among migrant workers in Qatar on building sites for the 2022 World Cup.
Recent attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria show that its hold is still strong. A look at the history and current status of the the extremist terrorist group.