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President Obama and Hu take time for a photo op. Where will discussions of clean energy policy between the two nations lead?

Is Climate Denial Allowing China to Take the Lead on Clean Energy?

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between the two countries this week. “I believe that as the two largest energy consumers and emitters of greenhouses gases, the United States and China have a responsibility to combat climate change…

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Chief U.S. Climate Negotiator Sets Expectations for COP16

On Monday, Todd Stern gave his take for expectations and goals for the COP16 climate conference starting next week in Cancun, Mexico. Stern spoke at a press conference at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC. Stern is the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change. According to recent statements, despite setbacks in climate and energy policy in Congress since last…

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The Carbon Disclosure Project helps cities report and reduce carbon emissions.

Carbon Disclosure Project Launches Program for Cities to Report Carbon Emisssions

Over the past decade the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has built the largest database in the world of primary corporate greenhouse gas emissions information reported by 3000 organizations from 60 countries. The information is gathered on behalf of 534 institutional investors managing a total of more than $64 trillion in assets. Through this program of voluntary information gathering and disclosure,…

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Environmental News Wrap: Are Climate Negotiations Working, Where Has All the Oil Gone, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The New York Times wonders if the United Nations’s climate change negotiations are a lost cause. They certainly aren’t accomplishing anything, so why not look for alternative structures to negotiate global commitments to reducing carbon emissions. October 10th, 2010 was a day of global climate…

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Status Quo a Boon for the Natural Gas Industry

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) There won’t be any national or international movement on climate policy for the rest of this year, at the very least. And while Washington waits to act on climate change, at least one group is benefiting. The natural gas industry is flourishing, despite reports that its practices lead to flammable tap…

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UNFCCC Status Report on Negotiations from Incoming Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

Christians Figueres, the new Executive Secretary for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) addresses the press on the status of international climate   negotiations and offers a five-step outline of actions governments should take at the COP16 climate conference in Cancun later this year.

COP16 ends on optimistic note

Bonn Meeting Meant to “Pick Up the Pieces” of the Shattered COP15 Talks

The first meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since the chaotic conclusion of the COP15 climate conference late last year in Copenhagen concluded yesterday amid a general theme of “picking up the pieces” from the “shattered” process of international climate negotiations. COP15 ended with the Copenhagen Accord, hammered out in the final hours of the…

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