Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Nancy Sutley: Obama to stake political prestige on climate bill

Barack Obama is prepared to stake his own political prestige on getting climate change legislation through Congress, and would be willing to intervene directly to ensure passage of America’s first law to reduce the carbon emissions that cause global warming. …

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Part 3: Draft negotiating text proposed for Copenhagen agreement

I’ve discussed in part 1 — shared vision and developed country emissions reduction commitments — and part 2 — developing country emissions reductions and the incentives to encourage them to go further — key proposals that have now been produced …

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A common person’s guide to the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

On May 21, following months of work, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, a 946-page piece of climate legislation. There have been mixed reactions from environmental and climate groups, but …

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Former Republican Sen. George ‘Macaca’ Allen shills for dirty energy

Hey, remember George Allen, the former Republican senator from Virginia best known for using the racist slur “macaca” on camera during his failed bid for reelection in 2006? Apparently, he’s making his comeback as the Republican anti-climate bill poster boy, …

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Everything you always wanted to know about the Waxman-Markey energy/climate bill — in bullet points

You keep hearing about the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill — aka the American Clean Energy and Security Act, ACES, H.R. 2454 — but what’s actually in it? We combed through the 946-page beast so you don’t have to. Here …

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U.S. climate envoy heads to China to seek bilateral climate deal

Negotiations on a new international climate pact are underway in Germany this week, but the United States’ top climate envoy is headed in the opposite direction with a planned trip this weekend to China. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd …

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Me, on the (web) radio

Last week I made an appearance on Green Patriot Radio, and the episode is now online, with the somewhat amusing slug, “Mariel Hemingway and the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill.” You can listen to the episode … on a buggy player with …

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Breaking: Rangel agrees to June 19 deadline for climate bill from House Ways and Means

Washington Insight/Energy news brief from the Washington Times just reported: Chairman Charles Rangel of the House Ways and Means Committee said he learned today that his panel has a deadline of June 19 to complete its version of the cap-and-trade …

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Must-read new story on the Tennessee coal ash disaster and the myth of “clean coal”

Stop what you’re doing and proceed immediately to the current issue of GQ magazine, which contains a blockbuster piece of investigative journalism: “Black Tide,” by Sean Flynn. Here’s the slug: Just days before Christmas last year, an environmental disaster one …