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Obama's New Climate Change Strategy

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The President remains committed to addressing climate change, will adopt piecemeal approach in 2011.

Despite the failed attempts to pass sweeping climate change legislation, President Obama said he would would be willing to put the entire weight of his presidency on the issue. In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the President said that he plans to address climate change in "chunks" starting next year. He said he will devote a massive amount of presidential power to the......read more

Hu's Here

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US visit by Chinese leader is a chance for clean energy cooperation.

President Obama is entertaining his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao this week, and while the agenda is jam-packed with thorny issues like trade and human rights, clean energy represents a potential area of cooperation for the two nations. This is an opportunity to build upon the progress made at last month's Cancun climate summit, where compromise was the order of the day. "Our cooperation at the......read more

Gore Blasts Obama on Climate Change

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Ex-VP takes President Obama to task in the new issue of Rolling Stone

Al Gore is pissed. The former vice president and climate change crusader has taken aim at the Obama administration for failing to take "bold action" on climate change and energy policy. In a scathing 7,000 word essay in the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Gore calls out Obama for lacking the forceful leadership required to address a warming planet.  President Obama has never......read more

Obama vs. Romney: Whither Climate Change?

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Both presidential candidates avoid all talk of global warming

Though Barack Obama and Mitt Romney present opposing stances on most issues, they both agree that the planet is warming and humans are at least partly responsible. But you wouldn't know that from the presidential debates, where the words "climate change" weren't uttered by either candidate. Even when the conversation veered toward energy issues, including oil drilling, renewable energy......read more

Obama's New Climate Stance: No Surprise

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Kevin Knoblach, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists, on why climate action matters now

Kevin Knoblach for Huffington Post: When President Obama called for Congress to "pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change" in his State of the Union Address, adding that he'll use his executive authority to act if Congress won't, legislative handicappers would be excused if they scratched their heads. After all, didn't opponents of climate action decisively block legislative......read more

Obama Sets Fuel Efficiency Deadline for Trucks

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Tightened fuel economy standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles to be implemented by March 2016

Drawing a link between fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered his administration to develop and implement new fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty commercial trucks by March 2016. As he indicated in last month's State of the Union address, Obama has opted to bypass Congress and is directing the Department of Transportation and......read more

The Domestic Effects of COP15

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As the U.N. negotiations near completion in Copenhagen, American commitments begin to take shape.

Despite the likelihood that the 193 countries at the climate summit will leave Copenhagen with an agreement to finish their work either at a June meeting or at the next annual U.N. conference slated for next November in Mexico City, time is of the essence for President Obama and his congressional leaders to pass a domestic global warming bill. The New York Times reports....read more

Obama Hot For Retrofitting

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President gets hot and bothered over improving energy efficiency in your home.

On a visit to Home Depot in Alexandria, VA yesterday, President Obama said retrofitting homes to improve energy efficiency is "sexy". What's sexy about it, he said, is "saving money". Ohhkayyy. We can think of a few sexier things than saving money - like, for example, grilled cheese sandwiches, or clipping our nails - but anyway. Whatever floats your boat, Mr. President.......read more

Obama Vents in Copenhagen

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US President pulls no punches in speech to COP15 delegates.

At a speech given in Copenhagen earlier today, US President Barack Obama made no secret of his frustration with the lack of consensus at the climate summit. "I think our ability to take collective action is in doubt," he said, adding that it is "in our mutual interest to achieve a global accord in which we agree to steps, and to hold each other accountable for certain......read more

Obama Hails Historic Deal

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Too little too late?

With all good intentions, the climate talks in Copenhagen illicited less than they might have. There's a non-binding deal to fight global warming, but there was no agreement on binding limits of greenhouse gases linked to climate change. The process is moving forward in long-term goals just enough to enable the president to characterize the talks as not a total loss. He admited it was......read more

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