Kelly Rogers on December 9th, 2009

Today a US Envoy on Climate Change, Todd Stern,  gave a press briefing at COP-15. The following is a selected summary of his initial introduction. We have demonstrated a strong commitment to this issue from day one. President Obama came into office focused foremost on economic stimulus package. In that package  included the highest vehicle emissions standards we’ve […]

Continue reading about US Wants Kyoto2, not Kyoto1 (?)

hoffmand on December 8th, 2009

Transportation accounts for 20% of global energy demand and 23% of energy related CO2. Between 2005 and 2030, the emissions from transportation are predicated to increase by 57%. Pretty crazy… especially for us in the United States where transportation isn’t just helpful… its indispensable. We often take mobility for granted, but we value it so […]

Continue reading about Change Systems.

Pick one or the other: Climate Change or  Natural Gas Drilling. When, Neil Leary, Elizabeth Martin Perera and I met with James Warner, a legislative assistant to Arlen Specter, to discuss climate change, this was the answer. It’s not that the senate is against global climate change action; it’s that they represent such a diversity […]

Continue reading about Pick one or the other: Climate Change or Natural Gas Drilling.

rothrocop on October 12th, 2009

The automotive industry is a large industry where there is potential for trying improve emissions standards in the United States.  The Obama Administration has committed to tougher standards than have been adopted in the past. This sector has the potential to be both economically helpful to citizens as well as lower emissions.The administration has proposed […]

Continue reading about A Bad Role Model: The US Automobile Industry

Grace Lange on October 12th, 2009

In June of 2009 the House passed the American Clean Energy and Security Actwith a 219 to 212 vote (Leggett, Climate Change: Current Issues and Policy Tools). This act is centralized around a cap and trade system and calls for a 17% reduction of CO2 at 2005 levels by 2020 and an 83% reduction by […]

Continue reading about The American Clean Energy and Security Act and OUR Future