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Archive: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Copenhagen Accord post-mortem

If you haven't gotten enough of the post-mortem's everyone's doing in light of the recent Copenhagen Accord commitments, this analysis by Trevor Houser, a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, is worth reading.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 5, 2010; 4:08 PM ET | Comments (1)

Could Murkowski save the climate bill?

Once seen as a moderate, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has become the Republican environmentalists love to hate--ever since she introduced a resolution last month that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 5, 2010; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (11)

Pika does not get endangered species protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday evening that it would not grant the American pika -- a tiny mammal whose mountainside habitat is being threatened by climate change -- protection under the Endangered Species Act.

By David A. Fahrenthold | February 4, 2010; 9:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Good snowstorm reads and videos (for energy wonks)

If you're going to be snowed in anyway, and happen to be obsessed with climate and energy policy, here are a few things worth perusing.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 4, 2010; 5:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

California district limits power plant's emissions; senators reconsider strategy

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District imposed the first-ever mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions from a power plant Thursday as it issued an air pollution permit for a new Hayward, Calif..facility.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 4, 2010; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (14)

Penn State investigates researcher over "Climate-gate"

By Juliet Eilperin Penn State University announced Wednesday it had dismissed three of the most serious charges against one of its top climate researchers, Michael E. Mann, but would continue to probe if he violated academic standards of conduct in...

By Dan Beyers | February 3, 2010; 1:48 PM ET | Comments (12)

Obama on the future of cap and trade

During President Obama's town hall meeting in New Hampshire Tuesday, he acknowledged that Congress might opt for an energy-only bill this year when it comes to climate change, rather than a comprehensive cap-and-trade bill.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 3, 2010; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reaction to Obama's nuclear energy plan

By Steven Mufson Budget headlines in the energy world this week haven't been about green jobs, solar or wind. They've been about the Obama administration's proposed tripling in loan guarantees for new nuclear power plants. The Obama administration says these...

By Dan Beyers | February 1, 2010; 7:20 PM ET | Comments (1)

Landrieu says MoveOn.org "deceives" the public

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is not pleased with the new MoveOn.org ads targeting her efforts to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, according to her spokesman Aaron Saunders.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 1, 2010; 1:38 PM ET | Comments (5)

Copenhagen accord commitments

If you want to see what countries have pledged to do under the Copenhagen Accord in time for Sunday's deadline, we've done a chart that lays out the actions of the biggest emitters.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 1, 2010; 1:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

MoveOn slams Lincoln, Landrieu and Nelson

MoveOn.org is launching a series of hard-hitting ads this week targeting the three Senate Democrats--Blanche Lincoln (Ark.), Mary Landrieu (La.) and Ben Nelson (Neb.)--who co-sponsored Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) resolution that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 1, 2010; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (29)

 
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