U.K. Oil Boss Torches Trump’s Clean Energy Plan

Posted by Talyn Brown-Wolf, March 6, 2017

The boss of Shell in the UK has labelled President Donald Trump’s stance on new, cleaner forms of energy as “disappointing”… Asked whether Trump had cast doubt the need for a global transition to green energy, Sinead Lynch, country chair of Shell in Britain, told The Huffington Post UK: “It’s disappointing. Obviously what we really want is a collaboration and alignment across all governments internationally, regionally, locally.”… As part of a renewed on focus on fossil fuels Trump’s administration has promised to open new coal mines, deleted references to climate change from White House websites, and pledged to scrap Barack Obama’s 2013 climate pact… But despite the president’s focus on oil and gas, Lynch said Trump won’t stop the global move towards cleaner energy… “Within individual countries, individual parliaments, there might be a one step back, one step forward, but fundamentally the momentum [towards a low-carbon fuel economy] is there,” she said… “If you look at the benefits to the US economy, the opportunities created by the energy transition, they exist today and will continue to grow… “Fundamentally we don’t believe [Trump] is going to change the energy transition.”


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