As carbon cap-and-trade legislation works it way through Congress, the environmental community is intensely debating whether the Waxman-Markey bill is the best possible compromise or a fatally flawed initiative. Yale Environment 360 asked 11 prominent people in the environmental and energy fields for their views on this controversial legislation.
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Brazil, Russia, India and China form bloc to challenge US dominance
BRIC countries seek more clout at summit
News Analysis: BRIC makes formal debut with first summit meeting
Australia’s new Energy White Paper will be crucial in dealing prudently and effectively with the immense challenges facing Australia as the era of cheap energy and the economic system based upon it comes to an end. We are now in the early stages of an unprecedented economic failure - the terminal decline and probable collapse of global Capitalism.
Someday, someone is going to ask me what happened to the United States - wasn’t it once one of the biggest economies in the world? I’ve already got my answer ready - we sold ourselves to other countries for flat-screened tvs and other plastic toys. And weirdest of all, for a long time, we actually thought we got the better of the deal.
Obama targets US public with call for climate action
Not-So-Dirty Plant Encourages Coal Stalwarts
S.F. OKs toughest recycling law in U.S.
Emerald Isle plots green revolution
'Global warming is hoax' (but not peak oil): the world according to BNP's Nick Griffin
Caroline Lucas: Forget the BNP. What about the planet?
Jobbik Rising (rightist party in Hungary)
Venice turns to tap to cut trash
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It is, of course only a novel, but it offers a good rationale for us to enter politics. Nobody can predict what shape the future will take, and even if we can be pretty sure the present world is going to collapse, its demise will take time and it can be succeeded by a lot of things, not all of them pleasant...Yet we can work to cushion the decline and make sure that whoever will succeed us will inherit the best of what we have...This is not a very rewarding job and it is as likely to fail as to succeed. Sometimes it will leave you with a bitter aftertaste and even victories will sometimes feel empty, but it certainly beats replaying Julian's tragedy.
European communist parties on energy
German regions selected for electric mobility pilots
Economy Shows Cracks in European Union
Alistair Darling says Labour to blame for BNP poll success