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CNNMoney: GOP ready to fight over global warmingupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 07:02:00

It's no secret that many Republicans are deeply skeptical of global warming.

CNNMoney: Chicago Climate Exchange to shut down emissions tradingupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 14:32:00

The Chicago Climate Exchange, a pilot program for the trading of greenhouse gases in the U.S., is shutting down for lack of legislative interest.

Obama plans talks with party leadersupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 09:15:00

President Obama asks Congressional leaders to attend substantive talks about moving the country forward.

Election result ends talk of further sweeping reformsupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 09:15:00

One wish of many Republicans and conservative voters seems certain to come true in the aftermath of the midterm congressional elections. There won't be any more sweeping reform legislation like the 2,000-plus page health care bill for a while.

Fortune: Guess who wants a carbon tax?updated: Wed Sep 01 2010 05:06:00

If Republican leaders were serious -- and gutsy -- about using the Gulf oil spill as an opportunity to put the nation on a sane energy course, they'd pull out a little-noticed bill sponsored by Arizona's Jeff Flake and South Carolina's Bob Inglis and plop it atop their 2010 campaign book.

Senate's top Democrat to introduce scaled-down energy billupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 17:36:00

Democrats admit that when it comes to passing comprehensive energy and climate change legislation, they simply do not have the votes.

Congress returns, but where to begin?updated: Mon Jul 12 2010 10:07:00

Lawmakers return from a weeklong break on Monday with a full plate of unfinished business awaiting them.

Sources say White House meeting on Senate energy bill postponedupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 19:52:00

President Barack Obama called Tuesday for the Senate to "stand up and move forward" on the issue in the aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster.

Lieberman: Energy reform 'has a chance'updated: Tue Jun 22 2010 19:52:00

Senator Joe Lieberman explains to CNN's Candy Crowley why comprehensive energy reform can happen in an election year.

Fortune: Climate hacking for profit: a good way to go brokeupdated: Fri May 21 2010 12:48:00

The newest cause on the radical fringe of environmentalism is opposition to geoengineering -- the large-scale manipulation of the Earth's climate, in an attempt to reverse global warming. Essential to the argument being made by the Hands off Mother Earth effort - dubbed HOME -- is the notion that planet-hacking, as I call it, might someday be done for profit.

'Supertax' on mining not enough for someupdated: Mon May 03 2010 15:35:00

Critics decry Australia's new tax on mining industry profits, but for some it wasn't enough.

Can forests thrive in the world of carbon trading?updated: Mon Apr 26 2010 00:03:00

So few forests remain in the tiny country of Armenia that the World Bank has warned it could one day become a desert.

CNNMoney: Climate change's Hail Maryupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 12:16:00

In the next couple of weeks, lawmakers are expected to unveil an unprecedented climate change proposal that may open up more areas for offshore drilling and cut emissions through a cap on greenhouse gases and a tax on gasoline.

CNNMoney: Fight global warming, get $1,100 a yearupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 14:02:00

A new proposal to curb global warming could jump start stalled Senate greenhouse gas discussions and put an average of $1,100 a year back into the pockets of American consumers.

Small forests a big help in curbing carbonupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 12:14:00

Even if world leaders haven't finished the job with the global accord produced at the Copenhagen climate talks, the summit was not a total bust. That's because negotiators there outlined a landmark deal aimed at making money grow on trees.

CNNMoney: How to fight global warming: Smart taxesupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 14:24:00

With Copenhagen climate talks looking stalled and the Senate mired in complicated eco-wrangling, is there a simpler way to get the U.S. to reduce the carbon emissions that most scientists blame for global warming?

Will carbon trading work?updated: Mon Dec 14 2009 23:41:00

Carbon trading -- with its mix of free-market principles and government regulation -- holds global appeal as a way for businesses to reduce emissions. But lack of a global market for carbon trade and questions over surveillance and accounting for pollution offsets raises questions about its viability.

What is carbon trading?updated: Mon Dec 14 2009 23:41:00

Carbon trading, a mechanism to tackle global warming, is high on the Copenhagen agenda. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Comment: Salvation lies in carbon tradingupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 04:22:00

Two market mechanisms within the Kyoto Protocol can help overcome the North-South divide, and help reach a solution between rich and poor nations while overhauling the world's energy industry and creating win-win solutions for the world economy.

UN halts funds to China wind farmsupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 22:06:00

The United Nations body in charge of managing carbon trading has suspended approvals for dozens of Chinese wind farms amid questions over the country's use of industrial policy to obtain money under the scheme.

Carbon trading controversy in Canberraupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 03:26:00

Australian power generators have threatened legal action if the government does not dramatically increase the level of compensation in its proposed carbon emissions trading scheme.

The business of climate: A look to technologyupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 09:05:00

Tim Flannery believes the future peace and stability of the world rides on action at next month's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

Hu: No to protectionismupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 09:05:00

China's president urges countries to fight the forces of protectionism in the wake of the global financial crisis.

Fortune: The sustainability exec: DuPont's Linda Fisherupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 09:20:00

Being chief sustainability officer of a giant chemical company is a big job, but not for all the reasons you may think. DuPont CSO Linda Fisher must work hard to minimize the company's environmental footprint, but even nonmanufacturing companies now realize that the challenge is greater than they had imagined.

Democrats push green energy agendaupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 15:22:00

Top Democrats put the issue of climate change back in the spotlight Tuesday, debating legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions while announcing $3.4 billion in new clean energy funds.

Fortune: Will Obama bypass Congress on climate rules?updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 13:13:00

If Congress won't get the job done on climate change, President Obama has a way to do it himself. But is he strong-arming the legislative branch?

Climate change proposal would revolutionize value of forestsupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 12:02:00

The world's tropical forests are disappearing, and one reason is simple economics: People, companies and governments earn more by logging, mining or farming places such as the Amazon jungle than by conserving them.

Fortune: Obama's stimulus killersupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 11:24:00

Barack Obama promised universal health care and a mass conversion to green energy when he launched his presidential campaign. On that frigid February day in 2007, the economy was growing at a 2.8% clip. Obama stuck to the same promises a year later when he won Iowa, as the housing market was slumping into recession. And energy and health care were the twin pillars of his acceptance speech in Denver, 18 days before Lehman Brothers collapsed.

Commentary: Don't pass bills you don't readupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 08:42:00

This July brought a very pleasant first experience -- my first Fourth of July holiday as a member of Congress.

Commentary: Obama enters 'The Matrix'updated: Tue Jul 21 2009 06:41:00

As the president moves forward on his ambitious legislative agenda, it might seem as if he is entering "The Matrix," a surreal world that only has the vaguest connection to real life.

Can computer software account for climate change?updated: Mon Jul 20 2009 00:53:00

Microsoft had trouble solving the problems with its Vista operating system, so what are its chances of fixing climate change?

Green business blog: The airline aiming to be carbon neutralupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 03:10:00

The aviation industry is often perceived as one of the bad guys in the climate change debate. As a mode of transport, flying is regarded as being particularly polluting because of the amount of fuel used at high altitude. And, it is estimated to be responsible for around 3.5 percent of global greenhouse emissions.

CNNMoney: House passes sweeping energy, climate billupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 22:10:00

The House approved a sweeping energy and climate bill Friday which could for the first time usher in widespread government restrictions on greenhouse gases and help renewable energy become cost competitive with fossil fuels.

Freshman year in Congressupdated: Tue May 19 2009 10:49:00

In the tenth installment, Rep. Polis promotes protecting the environment, and Rep. Chaffetz travels to Guantanamo Bay.

Commentary: Playing hardball in Washingtonupdated: Tue May 19 2009 10:49:00

I often get asked what I do during my free time. The nature of this job is such that there really isn't much downtime. I usually work from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., and spend a few hours catching up on e-mail when I get home.

Fortune: Nine lessons about the green economyupdated: Tue May 05 2009 16:03:00

Fortune held its second-annual Brainstorm Green conference last week at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, Calif. The mix of people from the worlds of sustainability, policy and senior management of Fortune 500 companies was nearly perfect, with the added juice of luminaries like Bill Ford (a longtime environmental "Bolshevik" - his word - of the auto world) and Bill Clinton, who unsurprisingly is well-versed and inspirational on the subject of constructive ways to improve the environment. Here is an updated and enhanced version of my observations from the conference.

Fortune: Why CEOs want carbon lawsupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 11:17:00

What do CEO Bill Ford of Ford Motor, CEO Jim Rogers of Duke Energy and CEO Bruce Usher of carbon trader EcoSecurities have in common? A deep aversion to unpredictability.

Fortune: Climate crusaderupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 12:04:00

As head of the EPA under Bill Clinton, Carol Browner earned a reputation as someone unafraid of standing up to big business. The politically savvy Browner, 54, is now tasked with streamlining and coordinating President Obama's environmental agenda in the newly created position of assistant to the President for energy and climate change. A protege of Al Gore, Browner, who is also a member of Obama's auto task force, finds herself at the intersection of energy policy, cap-and-trade legislation, and the battle to save Detroit.

CNNMoney: Global warming vs. unemploymentupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 11:53:00

Get ready for fireworks. As congressional Democrats begin drafting another bill regulating greenhouse gases, opponents are already saying it would cost millions of jobs amid the worst recession in decades.

CNNMoney: Obama budget boosts green spendingupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 15:18:00

President Obama promised more money for conservation and renewable energy in his budget outline Wednesday, paid for in part by a mandatory cap on greenhouse gases.

CNNMoney: Does the country need a big gas tax?updated: Fri Jan 09 2009 16:03:00

To save the planet and move away from imported fuel, some say a big energy tax is the best way to go.

Trading the carbon marketupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:49:00

Debate is rife in Australian political circles about whether carbon trading is the way forward for climate change abatement.

Banking on carbon trading: Can banks stop climate change?updated: Fri Dec 19 2008 03:13:00

Who would think the banks would land the job of sorting out the world's climate change problems?

Fortune: Doing well by clearing the airupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 07:10:00

Has your latest brokerage statement got you down? Maybe it's time to try something completely different: a $96 billion market built entirely on the certifiable absence of a colorless, odorless gas.

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