Donald Trump pushes for golden age of American energy dominance

Tabitha Dunn
July 1, 2017

Perry yesterday told reporters at the White House that "there was one fact missing from the headlines about the USA withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, and that is that the United States already leads the world in lowering emissions".

The reporter later asked Perry to clarify his meaning, asking if the former governor believes that there is no more debate needed on whether climate change is real and man is having an effect.

"Here's what I believe - and I'm pretty much on the record but I love getting the opportunity to talk about it again - is the climate is changing".

But President Donald Trump wants to change that.

"Previous leaders have said they were for American energy independence", he said.

Honorable, who has announced this will be her last week as a FERC commissioner, noted that according to the EIA, natural gas in 2016 accounted for more of the nation's energy production that coal.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes climate is changing and man is having an impact on it, but how much much effect that is and what the going to do to affect that is up for debate. He acknowledged that in 2007, the Supreme Court clearly ordered the EPA to issue an endangerment finding on whether climate change endangers public health. "We just got a recipe for it this morning, but I'm still not quite sure what it means", she said. "These politically driven policies, driven primarily by hostility to coal, threatens the reliability and the stability of the greatest electrical grid in the world", he said.

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"You are a climate denier", said the first demonstrator, as members of the audience booed and called for her to "sit down" and to "get her out of here".

Perry said he doesn't know what Trump's position on climate change is but that the goal is to make the United States self-reliant when it comes to energy.

In a later session on petroleum exports and global competition, Sarah Ladislaw, director of the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, challenged Perry's premise. I want you to think about how you're putting this out there.

"For your information... I didn't say that", Perry responded. "The U.S. already leads the world in lowering emissions", he said.

Trump reiterated the need to end restrictions on energy production activities and roll back environmental regulations that prevent it. "We are working to find the right balance so that we have a diverse supply of energy that's clean and affordable, and a grid that is safe and reliable". Coal, nuclear vie for supremacy in key Energy Department study GOP senators want surveillance requests from FBI Russia probe MORE (R-Iowa), a major wind energy proponent, sent Perry his own letter, calling the study "hastily developed" and one that "will not be viewed as credible, relevant or worthy of valuable taxpayer resources".

This week is the Trump Administration's "energy week" in which the President and energy agencies and officials will be presenting plans how to create more energy jobs at home and boost the USA influence on the global energy markets. Merchant power companies and industry experts have long said that economics favor natural gas.

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