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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP announced via Twitter Wednesday that he will revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. The decision could impact New England, as five of the six states have adopted California's greenhouse gas standards. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

California vows fight as Trump takes aim at clean-car authority

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump said he will revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from autos, his latest clash with the...
A FEDERAL OFFICIAL said that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will see its $2.3 billion budget slashed by about 70 percent, to $700 million, under President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget request. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW STAVER

Trump said to again seek deep cuts in renewable energy funding

NEW YORK - The Trump administration is again seeking severe cuts to the U.S. Energy Department division charged with renewable energy and energy efficiency...
COUNTER TO WHAT MIGHT BE EXPECTED, a federal government shutdown actually costs taxpayers more money than it saves. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Here’s why closing the government actually costs taxpayers money

WASHINGTON – Even though paychecks would stop going out to hundreds of thousands of workers, shutting down the federal government actually costs money –...
IN A RECENTLY RELEASED CBS NEWS POLL, nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters rated the economy as either very good or somewhat good. Here a voter casts a ballot with her dog at a polling location in Utah. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIM RAFF

Voters upbeat on economy may boost Republican election prospects

WASHINGTON – Republicans fighting to hang on to their majority in the House in the congressional elections this November may be helped by one...
THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION rejected U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s sweeping proposal to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PETE MAROVICH

White House plan to aid coal, nukes rejected by Trump appointees

NEW YORK - The White House’s plan to bail out America’s coal country has been shot down - by the very energy regulators that President Donald...
THE FIRST ITERATION OF A TAX overhaul bill in the House of Representatives proposed reducing and cutting tax breaks for renewable energy companies. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KEN JAMES

Fossil-fuel friendly tax plan spares oil, not solar, wind or Tesla

NEW YORK - The tax overhaul proposed in the U.S. House looks like a better bet for oil and natural gas companies than solar...

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