September, 2009

Highlight of the Week: Senate Bill Signals New Momentum for Clean Energy in 2009

Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Foreign Relations Committee Chair John Kerry (D-MA) unveiled the Senate's version of comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation on … Read more

Economic Message of the Week: Another Half Billion Goes to Clean Energy Companies

The Treasury Department awarded $550 million to American companies that manufacture renewable energy equipment, part of the stimulus package signed into law by President Obama in February.   "This is a … Read more

Efforts to Stall Action on Global Warming Fail in Senate

Efforts to stall action on global warming and block enforcement of the Clean Air Act failed when Senators reached agreement to move forward on an appropriations bill without taking up amendments designed … Read more

China Pledges Greater Emissions Efforts

Chinese President Hu Jintao promised to work toward curbing his country's carbon emissions by a significant margin by the year 2020 in an address to the U.N. General Assembly last week.   … Read more

FWS Releases Global Warming Strategy

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released a proposed strategy for guiding agency-wide efforts to react to global warming impacts to the nation's natural resources.   "The U.S. Fish and … Read more

EPA Finalizes Emissions Reporting Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized plans for a system that will require large sources of carbon emissions to report their emissions.   EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson called the new rule … Read more

Congresswoman Lois Capps Introduces New Environmental Education Bill

Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) introduced H.R. 3644, a bill to bolster the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) environmental and conservation education programs.   The new bill would authorize a national … Read more

Officials: Warming South at Risk

Sam Hamilton, new director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said the South is among the most at-risk regions for global warming effects, with wildlife habitats hit especially hard.   … Read more

Study: Glaciers Fading in Warm Waters

According to a new report, glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica are melting more quickly than previously thought. Experts at the British Antarctic Survey said glaciers have been worn down by warming … Read more

New Momentum for Clean Energy & Climate Action

Just got back from the big event on the East Lawn of the Capitol to unveil the Senate’s Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act! Here’s what Joe Mendelson, NWF’s … Read more

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