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Discussions about the environment can often get loud as politics and personal experience transform conversation into debate. Jonathan Foley, director of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, calls ...
Josh Brandon of the Green Action Centre: 'There are things they're doing really well, but there's certainly a long way to go in other areas.'
It's far from perfect, but it's a start.
That's the review of the province's response ...
House Republicans are scrutinizing a wide array of existing and proposed Obama administration regulations in areas as diverse as the environment and Wall Street, and they are taking guidance from industry groups that say the rules threaten ...
From the dust-blown steppes of Inner Mongolia to the waters off Shanghai, China installed more wind turbines in the first half of 2010 than any other country -- 7,800 megawatts of potential power production, or more than the United States, the ...
The last 10 years have seen massive amounts of taxpayer money invested in renewable energies in Germany. Growth in the industry has been rapid. But has the development been universally good? SPIEGEL ONLINE takes a look at those renewables with ...
Arrayed like props behind the Rose Garden lectern, Detroit automotive executives applauded last month as President Barack Obama announced new federal standards for gasoline mileage and greenhouse gas emissions.
Many in the auto industry ...
To describe what's needed to wean the country off fossil fuel
s, people often use the word transition. As in "the transition to a clean-energy economy." But transition is too smooth. It suggests steadiness, even inevitability, as if the endpoint ...
One of President Barack Obama's historic contributions will be a grand act of policy jujitsu - turning the crushing economic crisis into the launch of a new age of sustainable development. His macroeconomic stimulus may or may not cushion the ...
U.S. automakers must achieve an eightfold reduction in automobile
-related carbon emissions to help stabilize the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas in the atmosphere by 2050, according to University of Michigan researchers.
President-elect Barack Obama leveled a stern warning at General Motors and Chrysler last week after the federal government promised them billions to help them survive: 'The auto companies must not squander this chance to reform bad management ...
Like clockwork, it seems like every time oil prices skyrocket in the United States, the country takes a step toward energy independence. Then the price of oil recedes and American energy consumers revert to their profligate ways.
A federal push for new vehicle fuel
-economy standards is unlikely to produce
concrete results before several political cards fall into place on both sides of
the Canada-U.S. border.
An auto industry insider scoffed at the ...
A year of rhetoric, lobbying, veto threats and negotiations ended yesterday
as the House of Representatives voted 314 to 100 to pass an energy bill that
President Bush is to sign this morning. The bill will raise fuel
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, anticipating final congressional action on energy
legislation next week, said the bill will "put America on a road to energy
independence," save people money at the gas pumps and increase the ...
Just a few years ago, the prospects of Congress boosting fuel
for vehicles could have been summed up by one word: unimaginable.
But the unimaginable has become political necessity in an era of
Congressional negotiators reached a deal late Friday on energy legislation
that would force American automakers to improve the fuel efficiency
cars and light trucks by 40 percent by 2020.
The proposal, which would ...
The barrel of oil is approaching 100 dollars, do you think we are at a
turning point in the awareness of the need to change?
We are at a turning point. This derives from two or three things: one is the
possibility that the peak ...
The House approved an energy bill Saturday that would steer the nation toward
s and greater conservation, including a requirement that all
electric utilities produce 15 percent of their power from wind, solar, biomass
The soaring popularity of ethanol fuel
threatens to drive a wedge between
U.S. Big Oil and Detroit automakers, two long-time allies who are both
scrambling to dodge punitive proposals sought by Democrats in Congress.
The fight over higher automobile fuel efficiency
standards shifts to the
House of Representatives this week with big car companies regrouping after a
stinging defeat in Senate energy legislation.
"Major changes are still ...
The Senate passed an energy bill on Thursday night that could make a
constructive, if modest, contribution toward reducing this country’s greenhouse
gas emissions and its dependence on foreign oil. Given the resistance of
industry and ...
The U.S. Senate began debate on a complex package of energy legislation this
week that is running head-on into the politics of global warming.
The Senate took up the legislation just one week after the Group of Eight Summit
Democratic-controlled Washington stepped in to help save Chrysler nearly 30
years ago when the automaker was on the verge of bankruptcy due to lackluster
sales of its fuel
With the Big Three struggling again, ...
Americans in large bipartisan numbers say the heating of the earth’s
atmosphere is having serious effects on the environment now or will soon and
think that it is necessary to take immediate steps to reduce its effects, the
latest New ...
As concern over the dangers of global warming grows, the auto industry has an
opportunity to take a leading role in fighting it, a prominent environmental
group said Thursday.
Instead of suing to block state-mandated reductions ...