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Trump Team to Promote Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power at Bonn Climate Talks

Source: nytimes

Nov 2, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will promote coal, natural gas and nuclear energy as an answer to climate change at a presentation during a United Nations global warming conference this month, the White House confirmed Thursday.

The program is billed as a discussion of how American energy resources, particularly fossil fuels, can help poor countries meet electricity needs and drive down greenhouse gas emissions. Entitled “The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation,” it will feature speakers from Peabody Energy, a coal company; NuScale Power, a nuclear engineering firm; and Tellurian, a liquefied natural gas exporter.

“As the world seeks to reduce emissions while promoting economic prosperity, fossil fuels will continue to play a central role in the energy mix,” a preview of the Nov. 13 presentation says.

The program is likely to provoke strong reactions at the United Nations conference gathering in Bonn, Germany, beginning on Monday for two weeks of negotiations on ways to keep rising global temperatures from reaching catastrophic levels. Most climate experts contend that the world must shift from fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives to meet emissions targets. Nuclear power, which does not produce earth-warming emissions, is viewed with skepticism by many environmental activists, who say its dangers outweigh its benefits..................................................

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/climate/trump-coal-cop23-bonn.html?_r=0

Another article posted in LBN tells how Trump will soft pedal human rights abuses while in Asia and now we see he will embarrass the US more by promoting dirty fuels.

A globe at the site of next week’s United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany. Sascha Steinbach/European Pressphoto Agency
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