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Archive: January 24, 2010 - January 30, 2010

Massachusetts boosts energy efficiency

Massachusetts launched the nation's most ambitious energy efficiency plan Friday, with the state's Department of Public Utilities calling on electric and gas utilities to invest about $2.2 billion in efficiency measures over the next three years.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 29, 2010; 7:07 PM ET | Comments (2)

Osama's global warming plan

Does Osama bin Laden have a point when he blames the U.S. and other industrialized nations for global warming? Post Carbon decided to look at the facts.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 29, 2010; 4:20 PM ET | Comments (16)

U.S. signs up for Copenhagen Accord

The United States pledged Thursday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent compared to 2005 levels in the context of an international agreement, though it made its commitment subject to passage of a comprehensive climate bill.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 28, 2010; 4:41 PM ET | Comments (8)

Lincoln hits back at LCV

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) Thursday fired back after being targeted by the League of Conservation Voters for her environmental record, issuing a statement saying "threats from outside special interest groups will not deter her from remaining a strong and independent voice for Arkansas."

By Juliet Eilperin | January 28, 2010; 3:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Climategate scientists hid information

The British university at the center of an international controversy concerning climate change acted illegally by not disclosing raw data to the public, according to British authorities, but will not face prosecution because the statute of limitations has expired.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 28, 2010; 3:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

White roofs could help warming cities

Painting the roofs of city buildings white could help cool urban areas and combat climate change worldwide, according to a new study led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research

By Juliet Eilperin | January 28, 2010; 2:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Green group targets Blanche Lincoln for defeat

The League of Conservation Voters, an environmental advocacy group that can be an influential player in electoral politics, announced Thursday it's targeting Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) for defeat this year.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 28, 2010; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (1)

Barton makes climate skepticism clear

In one of the more comic notes of the night, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) made it clear he's still on record as a climate change skeptic.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 27, 2010; 11:57 PM ET | Comments (1)

SEC tells companies to disclose climate risks

There's been a lot of talk about climate change and the impact various legislative proposals might have on companies. Now the Securities and Exchange Commission wants companies to tell investors about it too.

By Steven Mufson | January 27, 2010; 4:40 PM ET | Comments (3)

Cancun to host climate talks

This year's international United Nations climate conference will be held in Cancun rather than Mexico's capital, Mexican officials confirmed Monday.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 25, 2010; 6:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Glaciers and more climate skepticism

The controversy of the melting of Himalayan glaciers continues, with one of the lead author's of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Asia chapter for its 2007 report telling Britain's Daily Mail that political motivations influenced the report's findings.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 25, 2010; 11:36 AM ET | Comments (3)

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