Reuters - President Barack Obama, trying to save a stalled bill to fight climate change, said on Wednesday clean energy investment could power jobs growth and made no mention of creating a market in planet-warming emissions.
Reuters - President Barack Obama appeared to back away from creating a market in planet-warming emissions on Wednesday in a bid to save the stalled climate change bill, while reaching out to Republicans by promoting nuclear energy and offshore drilling.
CALGARY — Alberta, home of the oil sands, agrees that it has further to go to reduce greenhouse gases and is looking at opportunities to improve its climate change strategy, International Relations Minister Cal Dallas said Thursday.
The minister said he watched U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday evening and he applauds the president’s resolve to accelerate the fight against climate change.
U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson said Wednesday the message was meant as much for Canada as it was for the United States.
DOHA — Cheap, short-cut ideas to cool the planet such as shading sunlight are failing to win support from U.N. delegates looking to improve on the slow progress made by existing technologies.
Many scientists say the proposed solutions, known as geo-engineering, are little understood and might have side effects more damaging than global warming, which is projected to cause more floods, heatwaves, droughts and rising sea levels.
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“The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it”
U.S. President Barack Obama won praise abroad on Tuesday for his pledge to lead the fight against climate change, which has faltered as nations argue over who should foot the bill to lower carbon emissions.
The development of low-carbon energy is progressing too slowly to limit global warming, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.
With power generation still dominated by coal and governments failing to increase investment in clean energy, top climate scientists have said that the target of keeping the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius this century is slipping out of reach.
The European Parliament's environment committee on Wednesday approved a list of 164 industrial sectors that will win free carbon emissions permits for the next five years if no global deal on climate change is negotiated next month.Members of the powerful committee voted 39 for and 19 against, with one abstention, the parliament said.A European Union action plan adopted in December 2008 to fight global warming places serious constraints on industry, which must reduce harmful carbon dioxide emissions by 21 percent from 2005 levels by 2020.