Ecology, Energy, Economy

Needed: Urgent Climate Change Action

Prince Charles told Italian lawmakers, “The world is struggling with the consequences of the economic crisis in which we find ourselves (but) any of the difficulties we face today will be as nothing when the full horror of global warming unfolds.”
At the same time, the Asian Development Bank released this report:
Southeast Asia Faces Soaring Economic [...]

Energy Cooperatives Oppose Obama

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is opposed to the President’s Cap-And-Trade auction plan. Their position statement:
Cooperatives Oppose Full Auction of Allowances Under Carbon Cap-and-Trade
Under a “Cap and Trade” approach to reducing greenhouse gases, Congress must decide how to distribute emissions allowances. Congress can choose to freely allocate allowances to the regulated community [...]

Urban Crisis: Poverty and Climate Change

by The World Bank
We read Nicholas Stern’s blog post, “Low-Carbon Growth: The Only Sustainable Way to Overcome World Poverty,” with appreciation and enthusiasm. It is an insightful and important essay, illuminating the bedrock recognition on which effective 21st century development efforts must build: global climate change and poverty are inextricably interconnected. The [...]

Special Earth Day Hearing

(Washington, D.C. – April 21, 2009) Tomorrow, April 22, 2009, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will testify before a joint hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee. The special Earth Day hearing will focus on the American Clean [...]

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