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Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel

August 20, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

China and the U.S. Going Different Ways In the troubled climate action summer of 2010 it’s at least a little relief to know that some progress is occurring. The Department of Energy, in its latest assessment released this month of the American wind energy sector, reports that Texas is generating 2.29 gigawatts of energy from […]

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Narrow Energy Bills Introduced in House and Senate

Narrow Energy Bills Introduced in House and Senate

July 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Goals: Make Deep Ocean Drilling Safer; Improve Energy Efficiency House and Senate Democrats on Tuesday introduced separate energy proposals that are principally concerned with limiting the hazards of deep ocean energy exploration and production, and also contain modest additional measures to strengthen energy efficiency programs and expand the use of natural gas as a fuel […]

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At Copenhagen Climate Conference, Science Facts and Deceit at Odds

At Copenhagen Climate Conference, Science Facts and Deceit at Odds

December 7, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

COPENHAGEN – Among the hundreds of riders on this city’s automated, energy-efficient Metro rapid transit system was Isakwisa Mwamukonda, an environmental policy manager for the vice president of Tanzania. We had half a dozen stops between the tight-cornered streets of Copenhagen’s downtown and the Bella Center, site of the UN Climate Change Conference, to explore […]

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Barcelona Climate Talks Yield One Result: More Time for White House

Barcelona Climate Talks Yield One Result: More Time for White House

November 6, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Copenhagen Meeting, Once Deemed the End, Now Called “Framework For Progress” BARCELONA, Nov. 5 –It’s been 30 years since scientists gained a clear understanding of the dangerous consequences of continuously adding more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. This week during the five days of negotiations in Barcelona the world learned again that the formula for […]

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Delegates Seek More Definition, Much More, in Barcelona Climate Talks

Delegates Seek More Definition, Much More, in Barcelona Climate Talks

November 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Running Out While U.S. Makes Assurances on Progress By Keith Schneider U.S. Climate Action Network BARCELONA, Nov. 3  – Given the scary hazards of climate change – more killer storms, rising seas, farmland turning to dust, and time running out on reaching agreement on a global plan that leads to a solution  – a […]

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Citizen Certainty on Climate, Energy

Citizen Certainty on Climate, Energy

October 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

By Keith Schneider U.S. Climate Action Network WASHINGTON – Just days before an influential Senate committee begins hearings on a comprehensive climate and energy bill that could reshape the American economy and clear the skies of climate changing pollution, Darcell Streeter was on Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers from her home state of […]

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Everywhere But Washington: Support for Clean Energy, Climate Action Potent and Growing Across US

Everywhere But Washington: Support for Clean Energy, Climate Action Potent and Growing Across US

October 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 — As Capitol Hill scandals go, Brian McNeill’s story last summer in the Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress generated none of the lasting scrutiny that followed, for instance, Wilbur Mills’ 1974 Tidal Basin romp with Argentine stripper Fanne Fox. But for advocates of federal action on climate change and clean energy, the events […]

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Gamechanger? Kerry-Graham Op-Ed Supports Climate Energy Legislation

Gamechanger? Kerry-Graham Op-Ed Supports Climate Energy Legislation

September 30, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Talk about a potential breakthrough. A day after Democratic Senator John Kerry and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham appealed for “a legitimate bipartisan effort” to pass a climate and energy bill, their joint call for progress on the New York Times op-ed page appears to have shifted the political landscape in Washington. “We refuse to accept the […]

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USCAN Organizing Meeting Held in D.C.

USCAN Organizing Meeting Held in D.C.

July 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

By Keith Schneider As leaders of the House of Representatives voted on June 26 to narrowly approve the American Clean Energy and Security Act, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and California Senator Barbara Boxer were already busy in the Senate holding weekly meetings with swing state lawmakers from the Midwest and Rocky Mountain region who were […]

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