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Ned Helme: December 2009

Ned Helme: December 2009

Ned Helme, founder of the Center for Clean Air Policy, advises U.S. and foreign governments, on climate and air policy issues.

Archive: Ned Helme: December 2009

Time to put all bets on table

In poker, there is a saying: Trust everyone, but cut the cards. The same saying could apply to financing and monitoring and verification battles that are part of the international climate change negotiations taking place in Copenhagen this week.

By Ned Helme | December 16, 2009; 04:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

EPA regulation is doable, legislation is preferable

With the Environment Protection Agency's endangerment finding that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions endanger the public health and welfare, the Obama administration is now poised to regulate them from automobiles and large sources such as power plants and factories under the Clean Air Act.

By Ned Helme | December 9, 2009; 01:59 PM ET | Comments (3)

The right move

Not only are these announcements critical for settling one of the major issues of the Copenhagen talks -- emissions reduction targets -- but they also complete the circle of all major countries stepping forward to announce their climate actions for the post-2012 commitment period.

By Ned Helme | December 2, 2009; 04:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

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