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Meeting at New York Trump Tower comes as US president-elect picks climate science sceptic to head Environmental Protection Agency Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met on Wednesday with US president-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centring on preserving the environment can boost the economy, hours after Trump announced a climate science sceptic to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In a statement to the Associated Press, Terry Tamminen, the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), confirmed the meeting at Trump Tower in New York. Tamminen said the pair gave a presentation to Trump, daughter Ivanka,...

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The European Commission says that it plans to cut energy use across the bloc by 30% by 2030. Image: BBC - Large scale renewable energy supplies will have a bigger role but will no longer have priority on the gird. The proposal is at the heart of a new package unveiled by the Commission to help meet its commitments to cut carbon under the Paris agreement. The plans also seek to boost renewables and give greater power to consumers to sell any electricity they produce. But green groups have criticised the measures saying they keep the door open for subsidies to...

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Arctic, Energy, Environment, Science -

The Obama administration has introduced a ban on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic for at least five years The move is a significant victory for environmentalists who have campaigned for years against drilling in the ecologically fragile region. But the ban could be overturned by Donald Trump, who has previously pledged to increase offshore drilling. Drilling will be still allowed in Alaska's Cook Inlet and several areas of the Gulf of Mexico. According to the 2017 to 2022 leasing plan published by the US Department of the Interior, drilling will be banned in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off...

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Wed 16th Nov: “Donald Trump must not make any 'irrevocable choices' over climate change, warns John Kerry” 'No one has the right to make decisions that affect billions of people based solely on ideology or without proper input,' says the US Secretary of State. John Kerry has warned President-elect Donald Trump not to make any “irrevocable choices” before he has the chance to see for himself the devastating impact of man-made climate change. The US Secretary of State’s arrival here at the UN climate summit in Marrakech brought with it a clear sense of urgency - as if it was...

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Energy, Environment, Renewable, Study -

Britain has reached a green turning point as electricity was completely coal-free for nearly six days over the last quarter. More than half of the UK’s electricity has come from low-carbon sources for the first time, a new study has found. The research from energy company Drax, which operates a biomass power station, found electricity from low-emission sources had peaked at 50.2 per cent between July and September. It comes after the Government announced plans that would see Britain's coal-fired power stations probably close by 2025. The report said: "Britain’s electricity was completely coal-free for nearly six days over the...

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