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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Has Harry Reid’s

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced a limited energy bill that responds to the oil spill and promotes energy efficiency. Reid’s action is a signal that the Senate will not pass climate legislation before November, although Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said that a climate […]Read More

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The Resurrection of Cap-and-Trade

The recession has delayed the passage of energy legislation and it has stymied hopes for cap-and-trade. The current conventional wisdom is that cap-and-trade legislation is dead. However, rumours of the death of cap-and-trade may have been greatly exaggerated. Resistance to cap-and-trade comes from energy intensive industries and Congressional representatives from high carbon, poor and conservative areas. Senate moderates from both […]Read More

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The President’s Strategy and Climate Change Legislation

The President remains committed to advancing his stalled legislative agenda. Addressing the Democratic National Committee in Washington last Saturday, Obama insisted he is not going to let go of his aspirations for America. “I’m not going to walk away from the American people,” he said. “I’m not going to walk away on any challenge.” However, […]Read More

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U.S. Submits Emissions Target to UN – Other Nations Follow

NOTE: See the update below for the latest from the UNFCCC and links to countries officially submitting targets and mitigation plans under the Copenhagen Accord Meeting the January 31st deadline specified in the Copenhagen Accord that president Obama helped negotiate at the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen, the State Department has formally submitted its emissions […]Read More

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Obama Puts Climate

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He called on the Senate to pass a climate bill, but did not give Congress a deadline or promise to veto weak legislation. Nor did he mention the Copenhagen […]Read More

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The State of the Green Union: Impediments to a Market

Almost one year ago, on February 24 2009, President Obama asked Congress for legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution. Henry Waxman and Edward Markey responded with The American Clean Energy and Security Act. Waxman and Markey outlined a cap-and-trade system involving significant US carbon emissions reductions. Early last fall Senators Barbara Boxer and John […]Read More

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Climate News Podcast: Public Sentiment on Climate Legislation – Does

[podcast]http://www.globalwarmingisreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/climate_news-1-26.mp3[/podcast] Environment & Energy reporter Alex Kaplun reports on the gap between consistent polling that shows most American favor passage of a climate and energy bill and the difficulty such legislation has in gaining any real traction in Congress. One of the reasons, the report says, is that astute politicians are skeptical of public sentiment – […]Read More