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Obama proposes steeper cuts on CO2 emissions than expected.

Obama to Release Final Version of America’s Clean Power Plan

Obama proposes steeper emissions cuts than expected On Monday the Obama administration will release its final version of the proposed Clean Power Plan, calling for a 32 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions nationally by 2030, as compared to 2005 emission levels. The plan’s initial draft called for a 30 percent reduction. The final version will also give states an extra…

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Will renewed public activism and presidential rhetoric lead to climate action?

Climate Action: Political Will and Popular Activism

A couple of factors are coming together to breathe new life into hopes for environmental action in the U.S. The combination of political will and renewed enviromental activism are lending support to the possibility that we may see unprecedented climate action in the U.S. over the next four years. At the start of his second term, President Obama’s bold inaugural…

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Press Release: Businesses, Organizations, Activists Deliver Suggestions to Obama on Dealing with Climate Change

The Sustainable Energy Network issued a press release today on a letter delivered to Barack Obama on his first full day in office offering suggestions for immediate first steps for coming to grips with climate change. The letter stresses that, …these recommendations are not intended to be comprehensive and there is much more that can – and must – be…

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