Senate Climate Bill: “Achieving Fast Mitigation” Through Non-CO2 Strategies

Green (Living) Review

Action on black carbon, methane, HFCs and biochar to avoid abrupt climate change Washington, DC, May 2010 – The Senate climate bill unveiled mid-May 2010 by Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) contains a section entitled “Achieving Fast Mitigation” to address non-CO2 climate forcers, including black carbon soot, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Another good reason for targeting non-CO2 climate forcers is that the technology is already available.

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Grim Greenhouse Gas Milestone Dims Hope for Less Climate Change

Green Prophet

Monitoring stations all over the arctic are reading greenhouse gas concentrations of 400 parts per million – a grim new milestone that dims hope of reversing runaway climate change. Millions of pounds of methane lay dormant in arctic ice , threatening to accelerate climate change when it melts, violent weather, drought, flooding and other disasters are on the rise, and yet the fossil fuel industry continues to function virtually unabated.

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The "support a carbon tax" letter writing campaign begins today!

Environmental Economics

Since, of course, your senator cares what you think: A Senate panel will begin consideration of a carbon tax bill as part of a broader hearing on climate change in mid-July. climate bill will surface during that hearing. While liberal Democrats have revived previously moribund climate change discourse in recent months, Republicans and centrist Democrats have their heels dug in against measures that would hike the cost of fossil fuel energy.

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Could An All-Wind Energy Future Be in Our Sights

Green (Living) Review

As wind power generation continues to expand around the world, a new estimate by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that America has even more untapped wind resources than previously thought. The biggest holdup is the lack of an ambitious national Renewable Energy Standard. Establishing a national target of 25 percent renewable energy by 2025 would also create 274,000 new jobs.

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As Climate Negotiations Slow, Forests Won't Wait

Green (Living) Review

New York - Experts warn that any international climate treaty or national climate legislation that fails to address forest and land use issues thoroughly and without delay will not be effective. To drive that point home, representatives of the nonprofit sustainability group the Rainforest Alliance will attend the Copenhagen climate treaty conference December 7-18. Progress on US climate legislation has also slowed.

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A Birthday Celebration: Here’s to a Better, Greener Year

Green Life Smart Life

Today you are 202 years old which by today’s standards, that still makes you a toddler among other nations. National Environmental Policy Act which created the sometimes controversial Environmental Protection Agency. We have elected a president who acknowledges global warming as an eminent threat to our future (which in and of itself is a small victory) and a climate bill in Congress that looks to be the most aggressive piece of environmental legislation ever drafted.

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G8 Recognizes Need to Act on Super Greenhouse Gases, Considers More Aggressive Stance on CO2

Green (Living) Review

July 2009 – As the Group of Eight began discussions on targets for reducing climate emissions, talk was circulating of a possible commitment to limit warming to 2?C. If the G8 comes to this conclusion, it will be a significant step forward for climate mitigation. and the rest of the G8 countries are voicing support for more ambitious climate targets,” said Amb. The Waxman-Markey climate bill that recently passed the House phases down HFCs under a separate title.

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The Top 10 of 2010

Sightline Daily

Bikes, buses, bills. Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill: The Details: This year was a high-speed roller-coaster ride for national climate policy. One of the more promising bills was sponsored by Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman. Eric de Place took a look at the bill and weighed its merits. Skip to content.

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Can electric vehicles overtake competing green car technologies?

The Green Changemakers

by Adam Vaughan 25/02/2009 Everyone from Gordon Brown to Greenpeace backs electric cars as a climate panacea, but are there negative impacts we're missing in the rush to electrification, asks Adam Vaughan The tale of why the Eden Project created an eco car show has lessons for sustainable transport across the UK. Judging from currently available figures, however, EVs are still better news for the climate.

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