“Energy Department climate office bans use of phrase ‘climate change’”

Maybe it’s because the new administration logically understands that “climate crisis” and “energy” are bitter ideological enemies?

Fantastic news. Sanity prevailing…

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Guest post by David Middleton


A supervisor at the Energy Department’s international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases “climate change,” “emissions reduction” or “Paris Agreement” in written memos, briefings or other written communication, sources have told POLITICO.

Employees of DOE’s Office of International Climate and Clean Energy learned of the ban at a meeting Tuesday, the same day President Donald Trump signed an executive order at EPA headquarters to reverse most of former President Barack Obama’s climate regulatory initiatives. Officials at the State Department and in other DOE offices said they had not been given a banned words list, but they had started avoiding climate-related terms in their memos and briefings given the new administration’s direction on climate change.


News of the DOE office’s word ban drew criticism from one green group.

“What exactly is this office supposed to call itself now? The international…

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