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Business Leaders Support President Obama’s Plan to Reduce Carbon Pollution

Business Leaders Support President Obama’s Plan to Reduce Carbon Pollution

On Tuesday, President Obama laid out his plan to reduce carbon pollution—just like we have for other toxins like mercury and arsenic—so we protect the health of our children, move our economy toward American-made clean energy sources that will create good jobs and lower energy bills, and begin to slow the effects of climate change. The plan was immediately met with broad support from business leaders across a broad array of industries. Here’s a quick look at what they’re saying:

Breaking Down Key Features of Obama’s Climate Plan

Breaking Down Key Features of Obama’s Climate Plan

The Obama administration is proposing the most far-reaching climate change adaptation and mitigation measures ever put in place by a U.S. president. The plan includes everything from cutting power plant emissions to boosting the amount of wind and solar energy installations on public lands and buildings. Here are some questions and answers on the White House proposal that breaks down the key features of the “Climate Action Plan” the president is speaking about on Tuesday.

U.S. and India Build Climate, Clean Energy Cooperation

U.S. and India Build Climate, Clean Energy Cooperation

At the annual U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue meeting, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and India’s Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid reaffirmed their countries’ strong commitment to work together based on the 2009 U.S.-India Memorandum of Understanding on clean energy, energy efficiency, energy security, and climate change.

Obama to propose ‘national plan’ on climate change

Obama to propose ‘national plan’ on climate change

US President Barack Obama will give a major speech on climate change Tuesday in which he will propose a “national plan” to curb carbon pollution despite resistance from Congress.

Renewable Energy Roadmap For Central America — Time To Develop One

Renewable Energy Roadmap For Central America — Time To Develop One

Nearly 22 percent of the world’s electricity is now supplied by renewable energy, and Central America is part of this global transition. The region is a worldwide leader in hydropower and geothermal energy, and most Central American countries are developing wind power projects. Yet the region is far from harvesting its enormous renewable energy resources to their fullest potentials, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute, The Way Forward for Renewable Energy in Central America.

Colorado Cooperative Energy Bill Under Fire by GOP

Colorado Cooperative Energy Bill Under Fire by GOP

For the discussion of ranchers and farmers, Senator Steve King of Grand Junction is quoted saying, “They are just barely hanging on.” This comes after a statement of how many farmlands and steerage facilities are merely nonprofit at the moment. It’s suggested that any increase to a monthly electric bill to offset the implementation costs would be detrimental.

115 U.S. Ski Areas Seek Climate Change Action From Congress

115 U.S. Ski Areas Seek Climate Change Action From Congress

Ski areas from 24 states have signed the Climate Declaration, which calls on U.S. federal policymakers and legislators to seize the economic opportunity of addressing climate change.
These 115 ski areas join Climate Declaration founding signatory Aspen Snowmass and 40 other American businesses, including General Motors, Nike and Levi Strauss & Co., as well as Ceres, a coalition of large investors, companies and public interest groups, in declaring that a bold response to the climate challenge is “one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century.”


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