As the Barack Obama Summer World Tour winds up today in London, it is not hard to see the presumptive Democratic nomminee’s rock-star appeal is not bound by the shores of the United States. But the 200,000 Germans who showed up to see Obama in Berlin can’t vote for him this November. So does it matter? Apparently, yes.
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In a recent Grist interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi filmed after Al Gore’s speech to move to 100% renewable energy in the next ten years, Pelosi states the environmental impact of supporting Obama over McCain.
Texas has reportedly applied for a waiver of the current ethanol standards. The Energy Policy Act provides an option for a waiver only if the environment or economy would be severely harmed because of the Renewable Fuel Standards.
The poll finds, the American public overwhelmingly believes (76% to 19%) that policymakers should focus on investing in new energy technologies including renewable fuels and more efficient vehicles rather than expanding exploration and drilling for more oil.
With a rapidly dwindling popularity rating, and under severe pressure from voters as UK petrol (gasoline) prices exceed $8 per gallon, Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s labour government has recently canceled a proposed increase in fuel taxes.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain on Wednesday credited the recent drop in the price of oil to President Bush’s lifting of a presidential ban on offshore drilling. But the White House saw it a bit differently
Tuesday’s release of proposed rules for oil shale exploration across the Rocky Mountain West by the Bureau of Land Management was merely another shot across the bow in the political blame game over $4-per-gallon gas.
At first glance, the elimination of tariffs for goods and services that protect the environment and fight climate change sounds like a good idea to spur a green economy, but what about the social and environmental consequences of free trade?
With yesterday’s signing of the Maritime Pollution Act of 2008 U.S. agencies have taken another step forward in implementing a key international agreement to reduce air pollution from large ships.
Chuck Hagel has Become a Sexy and Intriguing Running Mate Option for Barack Obama. But What Does He Think About Environmental Issues?
Not only would a dual-party ticket be refreshing to some of us, but it could provide evidence to support Obama’s claim that he wants to work with Republicans rather than participate in a tit-for-tat Washington culture.
It has been a big week for energy plans. All of the plans envision a need for more abundant and reliable electrical power, but all of the plans marginalize the potential for growth in nuclear fission power.
But the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will not be receiving any “Man of the Year” plaques in Michigan any time soon, because he also told the audience of more than 500 GM workers that he would let individual states set tailpipe emission regulations.
The White House openly states there is no “quick fix” for the price of oil however starting now can help in the future. More politicians are openly expressing their support for allowing offshore drilling and exploration.
The Florida Public Service Commission has “unanimously and enthusiastically” approved a plan to build America’s largest commercial solar-power plant in the state. The committee also gave the green light to a further two facilities, due to go on-line in 2009.
When you spend two terms refuting facts from the world’s top scientists and environmentalists and allow the oil industry to call all the shots in regards to the nation’s energy plan you end up with horrible solutions to huge problems…