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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.

Renewable energy could supply most of the world's power by 2050, new IPCC report says

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 the tax code, withdrawing from…

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One Million Calls for Clean Energy

Let Congress know it’s time to act for a sustainable energy future Sign the Clean Energy Petition at OneMillionCalls.org

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Beyond BP – Politics, Power, and the Environment

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. But no one—Congress, the environmental…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Independence from BP, Halliburton, Uninspired Leadership – The Fight Continues

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. As Jason Mark puts it…

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White House Prepares to Do Battle on Energy and Climate Legislation

Now that everyone has calmed down and made amends after the bitter struggle over health care (ahem), many now see hints that the White House is wasting no time on gearing up for its next big fight, setting their sights on climate and energy legislation getting passed before the November midterm elections. Sending up a flare this week was Larry…

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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 parties are pushing Obama to…

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