Tag: climate bill

Opinion: "Not a single Republican was willing to vote for a clean energy and climate bill."

John M. Urbanchuk, technical director, ENTRIX:  “But why is the great majority of the ethanol, whose use is mandated by the RFS, being produced here in the U.S., rather than somewhere else, such as Brazil? The answer is that the VEETC promotes the blending and marketing of ethanol in this country.” Cathy Calfo, executive director […]

July 29, 2010 | 0 Comments More

BP's Tony Hayward Gets His Life Back

BP CEO Tony Hayward — often described in news reports these days as the “gaffe-prone Tony Hayward” — who famously declared in the midst of the BP oil leak crisis that “I’d like my life back,” appears poised to realize his wish. Reports circulated widely that he will step down as BP’s chief as soon […]

July 26, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Opinion: "The Climate Bill should really be called the “Economic Growth and Job Creation for America Bill”

The National Biodiesel Board: “On May 25, 2010, the Friends of the Earth and the National Chicken Council, among others, filed lawsuits in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2). “Today, Manning Feraci, the National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) Vice President of Federal Affairs, issued the following statement […]

June 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More

90 US scientists demand revision of biofuels carbon accounting

In Washington, 90 US scientists wrote to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and US Senate Majority leader Harry Reid to fix accounting standards for greenhouse gas emissions associated with bioenergy projects. The scientists said they wanted to correct a perception that “that all biofuels and bioenergy are equally good for the environment and are all […]

May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Climate bill introduced in US Senate: Reaction from industry, environmental lobby

In Washington, Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman today introduced long-awaited comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation. Here is a link to the bill summary, and the full text. Frances Beinecke, NRDC President, said: “The growing oil catastrophe in the Gulf and the Massey mine disaster have demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that we must […]

May 13, 2010 | 0 Comments More

US Senate climate bill to debut next week as Republican co-sponsor drops out

In Washington, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has officially dropped out as a sponsor of the climate change bill, but Senators John Kerry of Massachusetts and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut said they would still introduce the bill next week in the Senate. Kerry said that the BP oil spill would help drive votes for […]

May 11, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Nebraska's Nelson says climate bill is dead for 2010; separate energy bill might have a chance

In Washington, Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, said that a climate and energy bill is unlikely to emerge from Congress this year. “It’s not clear that something will (happen this year),” Nelson told reporters. “There are those who already pronounced the energy legislation, that has off-shore drilling associated with it, as being dead. We need […]

May 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Climate bill delivered in partial form to EIA; modeling ready in eight weeks

In Washington, Reuters is reporting that the Energy Information Administration has received enough data regarding the proposed climate and energy bill to commence modeling and impact analysis, and said that it expected to have its work completed within eight weeks. The news revived hopes that a climate bill could be brought to the Senate floor […]

May 3, 2010 | 0 Comments More

On-again, off-again US climate bill flip-flops to on-again (sort of)

In Washington, several thousand renewable energy activists gathered at the National Mall this week for a Climate Rally, in a culmination of Earth Day activities. The crowds were cheered by news that Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has resumed discussions with Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut on their […]

April 27, 2010 | 0 Comments More

US climate bill postpones after Republican co-sponsor pulls support

In Washington, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who said that 2010 was the ” last, best” opportunity for a climate bill, ruefully announced that cap-and-trade legislation was on hold after Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina withdrew support. Graham made his dramatic announcement Saturday after learning that Senate Democratic leadership would not commit to […]

April 26, 2010 | 0 Comments More