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>> As the world gathers to tackle the global climate crisis, the Trump administration will promote fossil fuels. Sources tell Reuters that at the annual UN Climate Talks next month, the Trump administration plans to setup a side event touting the benefits of technologies that more efficiency burn fuels, including coal.
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>> Beautiful, clean coal.>> Repeating a strategy that infuriated global warming activists during last year's talks. United States is the top oil and gas producer and is the only country to have announced its intention to formally withdraw from the Paris accord. This year's talks at Katowice, Poland, located in a mining region that is among the most polluted in Europe, are intended to hammer out a rulebook to the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, which set a sweeping goal at ending the fossil fuel era this century by spurring $1 trillion transition to cleaner energy sources, such as solar and wind power.
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Even as the Trump administration aims to promote energy strategies that could detract from those international goals, it also plans to let state department officials continue negotiating the accord. A recognition that the next president made drop the nation's opposition to the pact. Trump's administration would not be able to leave the pact until a day after the 2020 presidential election.