December 23 Energy News



¶ “Under Trump’s Nose, US Offshore Wind Energy ‘Revolution’ Stirs Like A Mighty Beast” • US President Donald Trump is famously not a fan of renewable energy. Nevertheless, under his watch the US offshore wind industry is beginning to realize its potential for killing off the nation’s dwindling stock of coal and nuclear power plants. [CleanTechnica]

Fishing near the Block Island wind farm

¶ “Meet the Lawyer Trying to Make Big Oil Pay for Climate Change” • Steve Berman won a $200 billion settlement from tobacco companies in the ’90s.  Now he represents Oakland and San Francisco in a lawsuit demanding that Exxon, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and BP pay billions for sea walls and other defenses against ocean rise. [VICE]

¶ “The Future Of American Jobs Is Renewable Energy” • The Trump administration has promised to bring back coal jobs, but the future of work won’t…

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