Debate is raging about the relative merits of a carbon tax or a cap and trade system as the centerpiece of federal legislation to reduce emissions that fuel global warming. Here is why cap and trade must be the U.S. policy instrument of choice.
Today we have an unprecedented opportunity to align economic, social and environmental goals.
This post first appeared on Reuter’s Great Debate blog.
The Government of Ecuador recently announced that it is pursuing efforts to leave the oil under Yasuni National Park untapped to protect the rainforest, its species and its inhabitants.
Energy Secretary Stephen Chu’s testimony reminds us that the coal challenge is global, and its solutions must be global too.
Here is why WRI supports the USCAP Blueprint, which provides a framework to shift the U.S. to a low carbon economy, and a more secure energy future.
USCAP Emissions Reduction Targets
- 97-102% of 2005 levels by 2012
- 80-86% of 2005 levels by 2020
- 58% of 2005 levels by 2030
- 20% of 2005 levels by 2050
On his first full day in office, President Obama issued an Executive Order and several memoranda on transparency and participation in the Federal Government. This is a welcome and significant step forward for our democracy and for the environment.
Prime Minister Wen Jiabao came to the aid of a Chinese socially responsible green enterprise that is struggling for survival during the current global financial crisis.
This morning, a 31-member coalition of major corporations and environmental groups released its “Blueprint for Action.” USCAP members will also testify before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and brief members of the Obama Transition Team.