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Obama Climate Policy

The President's Climate Policy Should Focus on Renewable Energy R&D

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

It is obvious that President Obama understands the climate and sustainability crisis facing America and the world. It is equally obvious that he and his team lack the leadership, management and political skills to do much about it.

Obama: Make Climate Change A Must For Your Vote

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is trying to frame climate change as a make-or-break political issue, urging Americans to vote only for thos...

Obama Needs to Seize His Sputnik Moment on Climate

Russ Blinch | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Russ Blinch

Obama will no doubt outline how the planet is in crisis from global warming, which it is. But he also needs to sell Americans on how tough new standards for carbon polluters can lead to innovation in the broader economy.

The One Thing Obama's Climate Policy Can't Leave Out

John Farrell | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
John Farrell

Climate-protecting energy policy succeeds when communities can keep their energy dollars local by directly owning and profiting from investments in renewable energy.

Obama To Confront Oil Pipeline, Climate Change

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.17.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's second-term energy agenda is taking shape and, despite the departure of key Cabinet officials, it looks a lot l...

An Open Letter to Barack Obama: We Are Running Out of Time

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

The world needs your leadership now -- and for the first time you have immense popular support, with a majority of Americans believing that climate change is a real threat.

With New Environmental Gusto, Will Obama Pull His Weight During U.N. Climate Talks?

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The European Union's climate commissioner says she hopes that President Barack Obama's renewed attention to global warming after th...

Obama Is Days Away From Killing Talks on a Climate Deal?

Joss Garman | Posted 02.03.2012 | Green
Joss Garman

The big question in Durban is whether an extraordinarily obstructive Obama administration is days away from killing this process and burying its corpse next to the Doha round of trade talks. The stakes really are that high.

Obama Not Happy With U.S. Climate Policy, Promises More Reform In New Interview

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a rather lengthy interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama spilled the beans about how he feels about the US government's current climate and e...

Going To Copenhagen Empty-Handed

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Reich

There's no way between now and Copenhagen that Obama can get a strong climate bill through Congress. So here's my suggestion.

25 Easy Things One Hard Thing You Can Must Do to Save the Planet

Jimmy Seidita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jimmy Seidita

It's excruciating for serious envirowonks to see complex and challenging policy questions distilled down to "tips" that, let's be brutally honest here, are not saving the planet.

Family Income and Climate Security: We Can Have Both

Mike Tidwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Tidwell

A cap-and-dividend system would move energy markets toward clean fuels while generating billions of dollars in monthly dividend checks shared equally by all American families, guaranteed.

President Obama Should Host a UNFCCC Climate Change Summit

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

President-elect Obama has pledged that his administration will mark a "new chapter in America's leadership on climate change." The question is: What will open that first chapter?

How Biden's Foreign Policy Experience Supplements Obama's Climate Policy

Jeremy Jacquot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeremy Jacquot

As things stand, the single biggest obstacle to effective climate change mitigation is the lack of a comprehensive, international accord.

Bush Security Advisor Says "Next President Won't Change Climate Policies"

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The White House on Thursday warned that countries hoping US President George W. Bush's successor will break sharply with his climat...