Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
I am amazed how vital conversations evolve. Maybe conditions get bad enough or the grown-ups take over, but the context and urgency of the discourse move in a pragmatic direction. The realignment on climate change and renewable energy finally struck me.
Sens. John Kerry and Lindsey Graham: "We are also convinced that we have found both a framework for climate legislation to pass Congress and the blueprint for a clean-energy future that will revitalize our economy, protect current jobs and create new ones, safeguard our national security and reduce pollution."
The Pacific Northwest, including the states of Washington and Oregon, has proven to be a regional leader in the development of renewable energy resources for a new U.S. energy future, and can serve as a model for other regions around the country.
by Diane Dietz, Oregon Register-Guard- Oct 1st, 2009 Businesses are leading the fight to pass climate change legislation -- including the Senate Clean Energy Jobs and American Security Act introduced Wednesday.
-by Darren Samuelsohn, E&E News, 10 September 2009 - President Obama will speak on global warming later this month during a special U.N. summit in New York where world leaders will try to jump-start talks on a deal that succeeds the Kyoto Protocol.