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President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule

Published: 
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:07am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama will use his executive authority to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent, according to people familiar with his plans, which will spur the creation of a state cap-and-trade program forcing industry to pay for the carbon pollution it creates.

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Salvation Gets Cheap

Published: 
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:11pm

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which pools the efforts of scientists around the globe, has begun releasing draft chapters from its latest assessment, and, for the most part, the reading is as grim as you might expect. 

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They're Up All Night To Get Wonky: 30 Senators Hold Overnight Climate Session

Published: 
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:56am

Senators planning to stay up all night Monday talking about climate change say the marathon session is the "opening salvo" in a renewed effort to pass legislation curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

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E.P.A. Staff Struggling to Create Pollution Rule

Published: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:40pm
Category: 
Energy

In marathon meetings and tense all-day drafting sessions, dozens of lawyers, economists and engineers at the Environmental Protection Agency are struggling to create what is certain to be a divisive but potentially historic centerpiece of President Obama’s climate change legacy.

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A New Alliance on Climate Change

Published: 
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 8:37am
Category: 
Energy

In an effort to compensate for the failure of central governments to address the dangers of climate change with comprehensive national policies, cities, states and regions have developed their own strategies to rein in emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.