Andrew Light, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, talks to Clean Skies News from outside the Bella Centre during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Light weighs in on the progress of the talks so far and whether or not he thinks an agreement will be reached.
Clean Skies News talks to Congressman Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) about what he thinks is the right way to have a verification system to monitor climate commitments. Inslee thinks that President Obama should insist on it in order for the world to make progress.
Clean Skies News' Susan McGinnis and Margaret Ryan are live as an agreement is made between the major developed nations at the world climate talks this evening. While it may not contain many details yet, it is thought to be a solid road map for meetings in the near future. It is still unclear how global greenhouse gas emissions standards will be set.
Clean Skies News recaps the two weeks of the 2009 UN Climate Talks in Copenhagen where a climate deal was brokered by President Obama and leaders from China, India, South Africa and Brazil. Jonathan Lash, President, World Resources Institute, gives his impressions of the Copenhagen talks. President Obama is hailing the new climate deal and is challenging US lawmakers to build on that momentum. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown callings for a new global body dedicated to environmental stewardship. And Sarah Palin says in a tweet that the climate summit in Copenhagen is an example of the "arrogance of man."
One of the country's leading experts on Chinese energy policy says China is meeting its own domestic clean energy goals and balancing that with its desire for economic development quite well. Bo Kong, the director of the Global Energy and Environment Initiative at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, said Chinese leaders see economic incentive to going green. Clean Skies News' Dipka Bhanbhami has more.
Oil prices fall ahead of a key meeting of OPEC ministers. Also, President Obama spent part of his weekend trumpeting his success of Copenhagen. Clean Skies News talks with Worldwatch's Chris Flavin and Jonathan Lash of the World Resources Institute about the Copenhagen Accord and whether it can be called a success. And, London Mayor Boris Johnson announces plans to install 25,000 charging stations across the city over the next five years to service the growing numbers of electric plug in vehicles.
Clean Skies News talks with Worldwatch Institute's Chris Flavin and Jonathan Lash of the World Resources Institute about the Copenhagen Accord and whether it can be called a success.
Clean Skies News reports on the latest out of Angola where OPEC ministers are meeting to decide oil output quotas. And, the Copenhagen Accord is now getting tempered praise from environmental groups here in the US. Clean Skies News talks with WRI's Jonathan Lash and Chris Flavin of Worldwatch about the climate agreement. And, Montana's Land Board votes to lease 572-million tons of state-owned coal in southeastern Montana's Otter Creek Valley. The move could net the state $1 billion dollars in royalties.
Clean Skies News takes a look at Audi's A3 TDI, the 2010 winner of the Green Car of the Year Award. Relying on diesel fuel instead of hybrid or plug-in technology, Audi is revving up sales with their new line of energy-efficient cars they hope will bridge the energy gap.
The American Petroleum Institute released its oil inventory report on Tuesday and John Felmy, Chief Economist of API, joins Clean Skies News to discuss the report, demand trends and what these figures may mean for the future of oil.
Clean Skies News reports that the National Cattlemen's Beef Association files suit in DC Circuit Court hoping to halt the EPA's plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Environmentalists say they are polluting the Great Lakes. The EPA reaches a decision on what do with ships that don't meet federal standards.
Clean Skies News reports that Mercury pollution from coal-fueled power plants is on the rise in Michigan, Illinois and Texas while emissions from all US power plants declined on average by 4 percent. Also, Clean Skies News has learned that Consumers Energy has been given the go ahead to build a 958-megawatt coal-fired plant in Bay County, Michigan. Bob McCann with the state's DEQ tells Clean Skies News the plant could take three older coal plants offline, which could result in an 87% decrease in mercury pollution. And, Argonne National Laboratory is working on an omnivorous engine. One that will run on any alcohol based fuel.