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GE and AES's Big Investment Shows Carbon Capture's Future 8.3.2009 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Smokestack photo CC-licensed by Flickr user curran.kelleher

Along with another major player in Google, the two companies are teaming up to harness and reuse the greenhouse gases released by a range of industrial operations.

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Obama taking big political risk with budget 8.3.2009 SFGate: Top Stories
Amid a cratering stock market, huge job losses and continuing ad hoc bank interventions, President Obama is risking his presidency on the most ambitious remake of the federal government since Ronald Reagan, raising jitters among moderate Democrats and... ...
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Tough odds facing bill to impose carbon tax 8.3.2009 International Herald Tribune: Americas
Representative John Larson has embarked again on his lonely quest to enact a national tax on carbon dioxide emissions.
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Europe’s carbon trading — the god that failed 8.3.2009 Green Left Weekly issue #780
The free market has got us into this mess, and the free market will get us out of it.
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“Avoided Deforestation” Plan Gains Support 7.3.2009 worldwatch.org
Economist Nicholas Stern urged U.S. leaders to contribute to a Brazilian fund for conserving the Amazon during a visit to Washington, D.C., last week. While visiting the White House and Capitol Hill, the former World Bank chief economist said the fund would help reduce Amazonian deforestation and also protect the region's ability to absorb greenhouse gas emissions. "One of the best investments we can make is to put money in Brazil's Amazon Fund," Stern said at an event hosted by the (IADB) on Thursday, repeating the advice he delivered to members of the Obama administration. "It's a good thing for development. It's a good thing for climate change." have visited Washington in recent weeks to press Congress and the Obama ...
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Green line in the sand 7.3.2009 Grist Topics | Results for Muckraker
50 green and civic groups roll out tough climate principles Presented By: Blue whales are the planet's largest creatures, yet we hardly ever see them. Their calls travel thousands of miles, but we can barely hear them. Now, National Geographic embarks on a mission to witness what nobody ever has in these waters; blue whales eating and giving birth. Click to Learn ...
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-- EPA urged to reverse Bush-era auto emission ruling 6.3.2009 Arizona Daily Sun
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The head of California's air pollution agency urged federal regulators on Thursday to reverse a Bush-era decision that blocks the state from setting its own limits on greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.
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-- EPA urged to reverse Bush-era auto emission ruling 6.3.2009 Arizona Daily Sun
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The head of California's air pollution agency urged federal regulators on Thursday to reverse a Bush-era decision that blocks the state from setting its own limits on greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.
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NRDC China Environmental News Alert 6.3.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
NRDC has been working in China for over twelve years on such issues as energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy technologies, environmental governance and public participation, and green supply chain issues. This China Environmental News Alert is a weekly compilation...
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NRDC China Environmental News Alert 6.3.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
NRDC has been working in China for over twelve years on such issues as energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy technologies, environmental governance and public participation, and green supply chain issues. This China Environmental News Alert is a weekly compilation...
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Europe Advises U.S. Officials on Climate 6.3.2009 Washington Post: Nation
A clutch of leading international climate officials and negotiators who descended on Washington this week to press the United States for action on global warming say they got a clear message from the Obama administration and key lawmakers: The question now is not whether America will act, but how. ...
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Broad Coalition Finds Energy Efficiency Provisions Key for Managing Costs of Climate Change Legislation 6.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire
A broad coalition of business, professional, energy, and environmental organizations released recommendations today on the role of energy efficiency in federal climate change legislation. Reducing the Cost of Addressing Climate Change Through Energy Efficiency is available at http://aceee.org/energy/climate/leg.htm.
 
“Including energy efficiency in a cap-and-trade bill is essential because energy efficiency provides ‘avoided tons’ of greenhouse gases at the lowest cost

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EPA urged to reverse Bush-era auto emission ruling 6.3.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
The head of California's air pollution agency urged federal regulators Thursday to reverse a Bush-era decision that blocks the state from setting its own limits on greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.
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Looking for Signs Along the Road to Copenhagen 6.3.2009 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
UN flags -- CC license by Flickr user lilivanili

The road to a new international climate change treaty is filled with potential twists and turns that will impact how businesses operate in a carbon-constrained economy. Here are some of the developments businesses should monitor through 2009.

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Broad Coalition Finds Energy Efficiency Provisions Key for Managing Costs of Climate Change Legislation 5.3.2009 NRDC: News/Media Center Feed
WASHINGTON (March 5, 2009): A broad coalition of business, professional, energy, and environmental organizations released recommendations today on the role of energy efficiency in federal climate change legislation. Reducing the Cost of Addressing Climate Change Through Energy Efficiency is available at http://aceee.org/energy/climate/leg.htm. ...
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Frances Beinecke: Off to a Green Start: A Roundup of Obama's Environmental Progress 5.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
People often ask me these days what it is like to advocate for environmental protections under the Obama administration. My answer is simple: it is a tremendous relief.
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11 Good Decisions From the Obama Administration 5.3.2009 TreeHugger
Bald Eagle - saved by US Endangered Species Act. Image credit: Service, ESA Bulletin 2007 Watching the decisions come out of the Obama Administration so far has been very exciting - they're serious about clean energy and protecting human health and the environment. The Obama Administration made another in a round of good moves for the environment this week when the President said he will restore rules that require federal agencies like the Department of Transportation to consult with wildlife experts at Fish and Wildlife Services ... ...
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Smile and Waive 5.3.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
  Today the Environmental Protection Agency takes another step towards finally giving California the green light to enforce its landmark standards to cut global warming pollution from new motor vehicles.  The Bush administration had blocked California last year by denying...
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Press Release: Cleaner Cars Protect Human Health, Save Families Money at the Pump 5.3.2009 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
(Washington -- March 5, 2009) will testify at a key federal hearing today that immediate action to reduce global warming pollution is necessary to protect the health of millions of Californians. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding the hearing to receive expert testimony as it reconsiders the Bush Administration"s controversial denial of a waiver for California"s Clean Car program. The program, which has been adopted in 13 additional states across the country, would significantly cut global warming pollution from motor vehicles. California and the 13 states need EPA to grant the waiver under the Clean Air Act before they can implement the clean car program Former EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson denied California"s request ...
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Josh Dorner: Virtual Clean Car Show Proves That California Global Warming Standards Are Doable--Today 5.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Today the Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing (almost a novelty after 8 years of utter disregard for the public's opinion) here in...
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