#1 electric vehicle, solar, & battery news + analysis site in the world. Support our work today.


Browsing the "Obama" Tag

Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Pete Buttigieg & Elizabeth Warren

February 10th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his discussion with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the climate action plans (and other political matters) of current presidential candidates. This second part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and the evolution (or devolution) in the Democratic Party and Republican Party


Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Kamala Harris (RIP) & Mike Bloomberg

February 9th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about the climate action plans of current presidential candidates. This first part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing the Kamala Harris campaign (RIP) and Mike Bloomberg's unique entry and position


Donald Trump’s EPA, Ruled By The Swamp, Is Letting Companies Dump Sewage Into Our Rivers

January 31st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

It seems that the EPA under Donald Trump wants to dump raw sewage into our rivers. The organization is now allowing cities to do just that. In an article by the New York Times, the Trump administration has decided to reverse almost 95 environmental rules in a massive retreat on environmental protection, because "it's too costly for industry or taxpayers."


Your Guide To Talking About Climate Change This Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

I'm sure that you clicked on this article hoping for a strategy that you can use over the Thanksgiving table to help someone in your family or friend circle start to get on board with a problem that you feel is one of the most important things that humans can and should be addressing today


Trump Fiddles As Fossil Fuels Burn

June 4th, 2018 | by George Harvey

Coal and nuclear power are both dying, falling victim to natural gas and renewable energy. Trump used to blame the Democrats, and especially “Obama’s war on coal.” He used to take the position that removing subsidies for renewable power would be sufficient to bring a renaissance to the coal industry. But despite his efforts, coal plants have just kept closing


11 US States To Challenge EPA Rollback Of 2025 Fuel-Efficiency Standards

April 4th, 2018 | by James Ayre

The US EPA is pursuing a rollback of earlier plans (implemented under Obama's presidency) to raise the new-vehicle fuel-efficiency standard to nearly 50 miles per gallon by 2025 (that would be a fleet-level requirement, not model level). In response to that, 11 US states have now revealed an intention to oppose the rollback


North Carolina Renewable Energy Logjam Breaks Wide Open — Almost!

July 29th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

File this one under "E" for "Elections have consequences." Former Republican North Carolina Governor and fossil fuel fan Pat McCrory lost his 2016 re-election bid in stunning fashion to Democrat Roy Cooper, who leveraged public enthusiasm for renewable energy during his campaign. As a result, the state's renewable energy activity is set to accelerate. On July 27, Cooper signed HB 589 into law, putting new regulations in motion aimed at reaching a statewide solar target of 6,800 megawatts by 2020 — more than double what it has now


China Laughing As The Donald Hands It The World

June 2nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the first articles I published after the US presidential election in November was this one: "How China (+ Russia) Could Shift USA From #1 To #2 (Or Lower), Via Trump Naivety." From that article


Why Did Republicans (& Some Independents) Fall For The Trump Con?

May 22nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Donald Trump's election was a somewhat shocking and somewhat obvious result. Shocking, in part, because Donald Trump was so thoroughly unqualified for the job, and also in part because his life and words were so contradictory to the ideals espoused by the Christian base Republican politicians focus so much attention and messaging on


Is A Republican Rift Forming? 3 Republican Senators Break With The Pollution Party On Methane Rule

May 10th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Members of the Republican Party sitting in Congress have been particularly good at sticking with the "party line" on a wide range of issues — even when that means pouring more pollution into their constituents' throats, working to increase the number of superstorms that slam the East Coast and the dramatic droughts that destroy the Southwest, voting through health care bills or amendments that make it much more expensive for normal Americans to get health care (apparently, just so the richest among us can keep more money in overinflated bank accounts), and pretending Donald Trump's potentially corrupt connections and actions in regard to Russia wouldn't have their faces exploding with range if it had been Obama in such a situation



Back to Top ↑