Donald Trump is a man of his word, and he recently proved that by refusing to sign a statement with other G7 countries in order to affirm the carrying out of the Paris climate agreement.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry noted America “is in the process of reviewing many of its policies and reserves its position on this issue, which will be communicated at a future date.”
Calenda also pointed out remaining G7 members “reaffirmed their commitment towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement to effectively limit the increase in global temperature well below 2°C above the pre-industrial level.”
Trump is still making up his mind on whether to keep or not his campaign promise.
“Therefore, we believe it is wise for countries to use and pursue highly efficient energy resources,” Perry said in a statement after his meeting in Rome with energy ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the European Union.
Perry asked for a “[h]igh efficiency, low-emission coal and natural gas with adequate financing from multilateral development banks and private sector investment.”
Perry further noted there is a need for “[a]dvanced civil nuclear technologies that are proliferation resistant, produce little to no waste and ensure safety.”
“Innovation is also a top priority for the Trump Administration,” Perry said. “We are committed to developing, deploying and commercializing breakthrough technologies and developing the necessary policies that will help renewables become competitive with traditional sources of energy.”
Italy was the first to ask for this implementation.
Trump has already done some changes in this field, by issuing executive orders to repeal Obama’s legacy.
Trump now has Ivanka Trump, White House aide Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson supporting the Paris deal.
On the other hand, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt are against it.
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