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.
Analysts say President Barack Obama already appears to have made up his mind on Keystone
U.S. Senator John Kerry’s commitment to tackling global warming will face several tests if he takes over as secretary of state but stopping an issue that has become a top environmental focus — the Keystone XL pipeline — will likely not be among them.
President Barack Obama nominated Kerry on Friday for Hillary Clinton’s job and the senator is expected to win swift Senate confirmation.
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 president who once said his time in office would be remembered as the time when the "planet began to heal" is not going to be on hand for the announcement of his administration's most significant step toward accomplishing that goal.
President Barack Obama will attempt to kick-start a global climate agenda on Tuesday with proposals including a plan to limit carbon emissions from existing U.S. power plants that is sure to face opposition from the coal industry, many business groups and Republican lawmakers.
Obama, whose first-term attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through a “cap and trade” system was thwarted by Congress, promised in his second inaugural address to tackle the issue again.
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
The world’s richest nations, moving to combat global warming, are cutting government support for new coal-burning power plants in developing countries, dealing a blow to the world’s dominant source of electricity.