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Joe Biden will take oath as the US President on January 20.(REUTERS)

US to join Paris deal, lift Muslim travel ban

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:52 PM IST
Joe Biden will sign executive orders to get the US back to the Paris pact and rescind the travel ban on people from Muslim-majority countries, which will be among roughly a dozen actions the President-elect will take on his first day in the White House.
The United States, which quit the Paris accord under President Donald Trump, wasn’t represented at the federal level.(AP)
The United States, which quit the Paris accord under President Donald Trump, wasn’t represented at the federal level.(AP)

US President-elect Joe Biden vows to rejoin Paris Climate Accord on day one of presidency

Paris | By Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:59 PM IST
In his address to the online meeting of world leaders on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Accord, Joe Biden said “The United States will rejoin the Paris Agreement on day one of my presidency.”
US President Donald Trump speaks at a "Make America Great Again" rally in Greenville, North Carolina(AFP)
US President Donald Trump speaks at a "Make America Great Again" rally in Greenville, North Carolina(AFP)

Trump boasts of best environmental numbers; Blames China, India, Russia for ‘spewing stuff into air’

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:49 PM IST
He said the US has achieved energy independence while protecting its pristine environment.
Announcing the move, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated Trump’s rationale in 2017 that the accord would disadvantage US businesses.(Reuters photo)
Announcing the move, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated Trump’s rationale in 2017 that the accord would disadvantage US businesses.(Reuters photo)

US formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 06:36 AM IST
The United States presented its withdrawal letter to the United Nations on the first possible date under the accord negotiated by Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama.
(AFP)
(AFP)

July 2019 may be hottest ever

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 12:58 AM IST
UN chief Antonio Guterres said the trend “ is even more significant because the previous hottest July occurred in 2016, during one of the strongest El Nino’s ever,” which -- was not the case this year.
UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned that the world is “losing the race” on climate change as he demanded that governments make bolder commitments beyond the Paris accord(AFP)
UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned that the world is “losing the race” on climate change as he demanded that governments make bolder commitments beyond the Paris accord(AFP)

UN chief warns ‘we are losing the race’ on climate change

Davos | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 07:08 PM IST
The Paris climate accord has been shaken by the withdrawal of the United States under President Donald Trump, and by threats to do the same by Brazil’s new hard-right leader Jair Bolsonaro.
U.S. President Donald Trump steps off Marine One and walks across the South Lawn after returning to the White House in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2018.(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump steps off Marine One and walks across the South Lawn after returning to the White House in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2018.(REUTERS)

US President claims Paris protesters chanted ‘We Want Trump’

Bloomberg, Prague | By Deana Kjuka
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 08:28 PM IST
Trump said that “people do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment.”
Gas-fired power plants can play a role balancing the grid by maintaining uninterrupted electricity supply, especially when solar-fired generation peters out in the evenings and coal plants take time to ramp up.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Gas-fired power plants can play a role balancing the grid by maintaining uninterrupted electricity supply, especially when solar-fired generation peters out in the evenings and coal plants take time to ramp up.(AFP/Picture for representation)

NTPC to increase capacity of underutilised natural gas-fired power generators

Bloomberg, New Delhi | By Anindya Upadhyay
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2018 05:10 PM IST
India has an ambitious goal of installing 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022, or a little more than the country’s current peak demand, as part of its Paris climate pledge to cut carbon emissions.
Scott Pruitt (right), a fervent climate-change sceptic, was instrumental in rolling back the Obama-era environmental regulations which, according to the Republican Party and President Donald Trump, were stifling American manufacturing and industries such as coal mining.(AFP/File Photo)
Scott Pruitt (right), a fervent climate-change sceptic, was instrumental in rolling back the Obama-era environmental regulations which, according to the Republican Party and President Donald Trump, were stifling American manufacturing and industries such as coal mining.(AFP/File Photo)

Man behind Trump’s Paris accord exit steps down over reports of rampant spending, ethics violations

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 11:43 PM IST
US Environment Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, who had convinced President Donald Trump to exit the Paris climate accord backed by India and China, is said to have indulged in excesses such as first-class travel at the state’s expense and installation of a $49,000 phone booth in his office.
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