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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Who Needs Congress? Clean Energy Economy Thrives in Spite of Ineffective Leadership

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released an energy and oil spill bill this week that has no carbon cap, no renewable energy standard, and no chance of changing the course of America’s energy future. And yet, despite Senate setbacks, the clean energy economy is growing. A new report, funded in…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Backpedaling Bill – Kerry, Graham, Lieberman Argue for “Energy Only” Legislation

By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday evening to discuss their much anticipated tripartisan climate legislation. Based on leaks from the meeting, it sounds like the climate bill will be incredibly industry friendly, which may mean that the bill does little to…

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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, Senators from Red States, Coal…

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Climate News Podcast: Public Sentiment on Climate Legislation – Does Congress See the Writing on the Wall?

[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 – fearing it is only a…

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