Category Archives: Policy

Bill would keep light bulbs burning in S.C.

Read the full story in The Sun News. If state Rep. Bill Sandifer has his way, incandescent light bulbs will keep burning brightly in the Palmetto State after the rest of the nation switches to lower-energy-using bulbs. The South Carolina … Continue reading

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Legislation would alter biodiesel tax credit

Read the full story in Biodiesel Magazine. U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Tim Johnson, D-S.D., introduced the Securing America’s Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies Act March 10. According to information released by Klobuchar’s office, the bill, known as … Continue reading

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Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

As prepared for delivery. Madame Chair, Ranking Member Inhofe, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for inviting me to testify about President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget request for the Environmental Protection Agency. Congress enacted the Clean Air Act, … Continue reading

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Schwarzenegger: Time to change the energy debate

Read the full story at CNET. Green-technology proponents need a better way to make their case, according to Arnold Schwarzenegger, who, in a speech today, arguably raised his profile as a leading advocate himself. The former California governor and movie … Continue reading

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Climate reformists challenge old economic models

Read the full story at Grist. A few weeks ago I wrote about the seemingly different futures foretold by climate science and climate economics. The former is filled with peril and haunted by the unthinkable, the latter blithely assured of continued … Continue reading

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Saving Oil and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through U.S. Federal Transportation Policy

Read the full report from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. The United States consumes over 10 million barrels of oil per day moving people and goods on roads and rail throughout the country. Surface transportation generates over 23 … Continue reading

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A Lawmaker’s Critique of Obama’s Energy Stance

Read the full post at New York Times Green. The new Republican chairman of a House energy and power subcommittee delivered a decidedly mixed verdict on President Obama’s energy policies on Wednesday.

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President Obama Announces Plan for Community-Based Conservation through the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

President Barack Obama today announced the administration’s action plan, under the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, to achieve lasting conservation of the outdoor spaces that power our nation’s economy, shape our culture, and build our outdoor traditions. This initiative seeks to … Continue reading

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National E-waste Law Would Stop State Squabbling

Read the full post at (Re)blog. In light of the squabbling over e-waste that has erupted recently in Maine, there clearly seems to be a need for greater e-waste regulation in the U.S., not only to halt e-waste exports, but … Continue reading

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EPA’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal Reflects Tough Choices Needed for the Nation’s Fiscal Health

The Obama Administration today proposed a FY 2012 budget of $8.973 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This proposal reflects President Obama’s commitment to ensuring the government lives within its means while ensuring that EPA can carry out … Continue reading

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