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Administration prefers legislation over EPA action in climate fight

September 15th, 2010

EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

If lawmakers are unwilling to deal with climate change legislation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will roll out more regulations on greenhouse gases and other pollution issues, but those will not be as strong as actions by Congress, a senior administration official says. The agency “has a huge role to play in continuing the work to move from where we are now to lower carbon emissions,” said the official, who did not wish to be identified.

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Scientists seek fair accounting of biofuel emissions

May 24th, 2010

Ninety of America’s leading scientists have urged Congressional leaders to be certain that any climate/energy bill or regulation accurately accounts for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from bioenergy sources, including biofuels such as ethanol.

In a letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Majority Leader Harry Reid, and key Obama Administration officials, the group says that ignoring the carbon impact of bioenergy can actually lead to increases in greenhouse gas emissions because not all forms of bioenergy produce less carbon dioxide pollution than fossil fuels.

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Clinton (Bill), Solis, Villaraigosa to join Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas

August 4th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

As the economy shows early signs of picking back up, commentators are abuzz about whether the revival will be a “job less” recovery.

Green advocates hope the recovery with come not just with jobs, but with new employment in clean energy, alternative power and other green industries.

Green jobs will be back atop the agenda at the Clean Energy Summit 2.0 next Monday in Las Vegas. The second annual summit, again hosted by US Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and the Center for American Progress Action Fund has attracted a long list of dignitaries and green leaders.

Summit leaders announced today that former President Bill Clinton will attend, along with Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Others already on the list of those expected:

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Natural gas, it’s green, but in what sense?

July 13th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler Green Right Now Pity the American public trying to figure out where to stand on natural gas. There’s a cacophony of appeals to our patriotism, pocketbooks and desire to be eco-correct. The latest twist comes from politicians in Congress, accompanied by oilman and clean energy trumpeter T. Boone Pickens,  who are promoting [...]

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Energy conference: no time to wait on smart grid

February 25th, 2009

By John DeFore
Green Right Now

A high-powered conference on the future of energy in America was held Monday in Washington; while it produced some consensus about the foundation necessary to meet future needs, it suggested there might be conflicts ahead in getting there.

Attendees, who ranged from former president Bill Clinton to officials at state utilities, heard plenty about the necessity of a new “smart grid” capable of shuttling electricity cross-country from renewable sources like wind and solar farms to the high-density cities that need the juice.

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Clean Energy Summit Turns Spotlight On Alternative Sources

August 20th, 2008

By Harriet Blake

Nevada Senator Harry Reid joined forces this week with former President Bill Clinton, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Texas oilman-turned-wind-advocate T. Boone Pickens and other notables at the University of Nevada/Las Vegas for the National Clean Energy Summit.

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