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U.S. Leaders Raise the Bar on GHG Emissions Cuts

There has been a flurry of activity regarding efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions this week and month. Pres. Obama is zeroing in on achieving UN climate treaty emissions cuts as he makes his way to the annual G20 summit in China, while U.S. state and Canadian provincial leaders took actions to further reduce carbon emissions and boost renewable energy use.Read More

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Most Americans Want Congress to Focus on Clean Energy Legislation

Public wants leadership on clean energy development According to a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted last month, of the eight major legislative initiatives Congress could accomplish this year, 83 percent of Americans want a clean energy bill to top their list of priorities. Respondents to the poll favored Congress focusing on clean energy more than overhauling […]Read More

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Beyond BP –

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Washington has a blind spot when it comes to the environment. BP and the oil spill brought the government’s failures into the spotlight, but the same problems crop up across industries: Corporations pollute water, blast through mountains, and pour carbon into the atmosphere with insufficient oversight. […]Read More

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Independence from BP,

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) On July 4th, Americans are supposed to celebrate their independence. We may no longer have to worry about a greedy, distant monarch. But our country is still held in thrall to powerful interests that prize profit over individuals and their freedom—the energy industry comes to mind. […]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