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Forest Carbon: No News is Good News

Written by | April 27th, 2009

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Continuing our coverage of the Waxman-Markey bill hearings on Capitol Hill, Jeff Fiedler, the Conservancy’s senior policy advisor for climate and forests, has the following to say about the debate – or lack thereof – over the proposed legislation’s forest carbon provisions: Like many climate junkies, I’ve been following this week’s hearings on the American […]

When the Feds Set the Standards for Green Behavior

Written by | April 7th, 2009

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Keith Johnson over at Environmental Capital has uncovered some of the critical details within the Waxman-Markey draft climate legislation. Commenting about some of the minutia addressed in the draft bill, he says: Reflecting perhaps California’s disproportionate influence in Congress these days — Henry Waxman is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee — […]

Will Waxman-Markey Move the World Towards Copenhagen?

Written by | April 2nd, 2009

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Word of U.S. draft legislation on climate change has reached Bonn, Germany — where discussions are underway about how to secure a new global agreement this December in Copenhagen. Reports from The Nature Conservancy’s team in Bonn tell us that the hunger for U.S. action and leadership is palpable — and with U. S. Special […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2009

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Isabella Rosselini explaining animal and insect sex? An entire colony of albatrosses vanishing? Europe not being better than the United States at everything? It must either be April Fools Day…or Cool Green Morning, where all the links today are totally, 110 percent verified true. We think. Almost as Weird as Blue Velvet: The second season […]

Waxman-Markey: A Step in the Right Direction for Climate Change

Written by | March 31st, 2009

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Late this afternoon, Congressmen Henry Waxman and Ed Markey released a discussion draft for energy and climate change legislation they plan on moving through the House of Representatives. This is one of many steps the House, Senate and Obama Administration will need to take to craft comprehensive legislation on climate change. My colleague, Eric Haxthausen, […]

Climate Change Policy Gets Moving

Written by | January 16th, 2009

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I’d like to take a quick moment to interrupt my regularly scheduled tech blogging to post this quick dispatch from my Nature Conservancy colleague, Jenny Denney, who does climate and energy communications for the Conservancy. She reports here on the early machinations of climate change policy in the House Energy and Commerce Committee: If the […]

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