The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Climate Legislation – New Bills, Old Money

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) Climate legislation is returning to the Senate’s docket, and leaders on Capitol Hill are hoping that this version, a compromise bill spearheaded by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), can pass without getting caught in the morass of money and politics that has delayed action so…

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Connie Hedegaard Gives Pre-COP15 Press Conference: “Half a Deal is No Deal”

Danish Minister for Climate and Energy Connie Hedegaard speaks at Pre-COP15 press conference yesterday after a meeting with 40 ministers and delegates from participating nations in the climate summit in Copenhagen. Hedegaard will serve as president of the COP15 conference.

Opening Press Briefing: Barcelona Climate Talks – “The Time is Up”

Characterizing the final five-day negotiating round in Barcelona as “not a spectacular session, but… an important one,” UNFCCC Yvo de Boer told reporters that the “time is up,” in achieving the mandate spelled out in 2007 with the “Bali Roadmap” at the COP13 climate conference. The talks this week in Barcelona is the last opportunity for negotiators to prepare the…

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UNFCC Climate Talks Close in Bonn: Progressing Toward Copenhagen

Climate talks conclude in Bonn with continuing progress toward COP15 in Copenhagen this December