The Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans made national news recently for taking an audacious stand: In a statement bashing President Barack Obama’s “nanny-state” climate-change initiatives, the state campus group argued that this is an issue the GOP should address.
Linking global warming to public health, disease and extreme weather, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and from Republicans that it would mean a dim future for coal.
Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property.
It’s a dilemma for drivers: Do they choose a gasoline that’s cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles?
By Seth Borenstein AP Science Writer Washington (AP) — Ditching their past cautious tone, the nation’s top scientists urged the government Wednesday to take drastic action to raise the cost of using coal and oil in an effort to slow global warming. The National Academy of Sciences called for a carbon tax on fossil fuels [...]
By Matthew Daly AP Writer Washington — White House energy adviser Carol Browner says she thinks Congress still has time to approve a climate and energy bill this year. Browner called action on the long-delayed legislation “doable,” because members of Congress increasingly understand the need to develop clean energy that does not emit carbon dioxide [...]
By Matthew Daly AP Writer Washington — President Barack Obama has made a renewed push for a long-stalled climate and energy bill, urging lawmakers at a White House meeting to pass a comprehensive bill this year. Fourteen senators from both parties — including several who remain undecided on the climate bill — met for more than [...]
By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s planned loan guarantee to build the first nuclear power plant in the United States in almost three decades is part of a broad shift in energy strategy to lessen dependence on foreign oil and reduce the use of other fossil fuels blamed for [...]
Published: January 20, 2010
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By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State lawmakers started poring over a sweeping renewable energy bill Wednesday, establishing battle lines as the measure inches toward a vote. The bill creates new renewable fuel standards, lifts Wisconsin’s ban on nuclear power plants and calls for new vehicle emission standards to match California’s. [...]