17 Jul '17, 6pm

Trump wants the Green Climate Fund to spend money on more coal plants.

for its purpose, which is to foster renewable energy growth in developing countries, Trump wants the fund to build more coal-fired power plants across the globe. (Face, meet palm.) In the Obama era, the United States donated $1 billion to the international fund, a critical move in winning support for the Paris climate agreement. Our current president, however, vowed to cut off our contributions when he announced in June his plans to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement. A White House official now says the United States wants to prod developing countries to build “high-efficiency plants” that produce slightly lower carbon dioxide emissions than dirty old coal plants. As an energy source, coal generates the highest amount of carbon pollution, and new coal-burning electric plants are a poor financial investment given the declining costs of renewables around the world...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch/trump-wants-green-climat...

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