Ruth Brandt

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Name: Ruth Brandt
Date registered: 1 January 2009
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Latest posts

  1. Obama’s first State of the Union – a disappointment from the climate perspective — 31 January 2010
  2. President Obama says he might go to Copenhagen — 10 November 2009
  3. Smart grid, green jobs, clean future – the administration is getting more vocal on climate change — 3 November 2009
  4. Climate policy action in the United States — 15 October 2009
  5. The return of bipartisanship? — 12 October 2009

Most commented posts

  1. US Tailpipe Regulation: You want it? You got it! — 17 comments
  2. Senate starts on its road to climate change legislation — 6 comments
  3. Green stimulus plan approved by the House, but what about public transport? — 3 comments
  4. The return of bipartisanship? — 3 comments
  5. President Obama says he might go to Copenhagen — 2 comments

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Obama’s first State of the Union – a disappointment from the climate perspective

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The past week has marked Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address, where the president traditionally outlines his agenda and priorities for the coming year, as well as reporting on the condition of the United States. As far as climate change is concerned, Obama seems to be continuing the approach we have seen him …

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President Obama says he might go to Copenhagen

barack obama

After much speculation, including people pointing out that Copenhagen is just around the corner from Oslo where he will receive his Noble Peace prize, President Obama finally addressed the issue of his possible attendance at the Copenhagen negotiations. In a Reuters interview Obama said yesterday that he will go to Copenhagen “If I am confident …

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Smart grid, green jobs, clean future – the administration is getting more vocal on climate change

by Ian Muttoo

image by Ian Muttoo @ Flickr In the last week of October the Obama administration seemed to be finally making a concentrated effort to show that climate change is high on its agenda, with several public appearances from the president and the vice president during which they sang the praise of a low-carbon future for …

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Climate policy action in the United States

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For Blog Action Day, focusing this year on climate change, I thought to do something a little different and take a look at climate action, and how it relates to climate policy and politics. So I talked with Ada Aroneanu, an organiser with 1Sky, a collaborative campaign bringing together many organisations so as to bring …

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The return of bipartisanship?

Senators John Kerry and Lindsey Graham reaching across the aisle

Skimming over the headlines this morning, what I thought was a standard positive-thinking op-ed at the NY Times entitled “Yes we can (pass climate change legislation)”, transformed into an exciting development when I noticed the authors of this piece – Senators John Kerry (no surprise there), and Republican Lindsey Graham.  Though there were some foreshadowing …

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The EPA moves closer to monitoring greenhouse gasses

Administrator Lisa Jackson signing the final rule (photo: EPA)

Starting on January 1st 2010, any US fossil fuel and industrial GHG suppliers, motor vehicle and engine manufacturers and other facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more of CO2 equivalent per year, will be required to report their emissions data to the Environmental Protection Agency. According to the EPA this will cover approximately 85 …

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Further Delays for the US Climate Bill

capitol-hill

Just in time for the UN summit in New York next week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned earlier this week that due to the Senate’s busy schedule it might not act on a comprehensive climate change bill until 2010. Health care and regulatory reform are also high on the Senate’s agenda, and according to …

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