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Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday ordered the state to reach agreement with its single largest polluter to cut greenhouse-gas emissions by half over the next 15 years. On a day when nearly 1,000 people waving signs and banners rallied on Seattle’s waterfront in support of efforts to tackle global warming, Gregoire told state agencies to [...]
Massachusetts is poised to receive about $200 million in federal money for energy research and efficiency programs under a sweeping climate change bill to be unveiled on Friday, according to one of the measure’s chief negotiators. Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey introduced “H.R. 2454, The American Clean Energy and Security [...]
Efforts by countries worldwide to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy security are in trouble if nothing is done to check the energy gobbled by both information and communication technologies and consumer electronics. The IEA said one solution is for governments to “urgently implement policies to make electronic devices such as televisions, laptops and [...]
The key to a new global climate change agreement will be a deal between the United States and China, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Friday. Blair also said climate change negotiators must find a way to integrate the United States, which has fallen far behind on controlling greenhouse gas emissions, into an agreement [...]
Asia must do more to cut poverty and take the lead in fighting global warming, the Asian Development Bank president said Monday, as the region emerges from the economic crisis with more clout on the world stage. The global turmoil suggests the era of rich Western nations having unlimited appetite for Asia’s exports “has passed,” [...]