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2011-07-11 09:30:00

The Australian government announced a new tax on carbon emissions for the worst polluters in the country, beginning in 2012.Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the tax would impose a $25 ($23 Australian) per ton penalty on offenders. The economic reform will cover nearly 500 companies, and a market-based trading plan will be announced in 2015.The move has been sharply criticized by opponents, who expect consumer prices to rise by nearly 11 percent due to the new tax. Critics argue the levy...

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2010-12-24 07:51:00

The Obama administration said Thursday it will regulate greenhouse gas emission from power plants, setting up for a possible climate change war with the newly appointed and skeptical Congress, which seats in January. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will set standards, beginning in 2012, for fossil fuel power plants and petroleum refineries that emit nearly 40 percent of US greenhouse gases. "We are following through on our commitment to proceed in a measured and careful...

2010-10-18 11:00:00

So Much for "Conventional Wisdom:" New Data on 23 Democratic House Incumbents Show That Support for Climate Change Bill Could Help in Tough Races WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voters from Connecticut to California and Michigan to Florida are more likely to support candidates who support an energy bill that cuts climate change pollution, based on new poll results released today. New surveys by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for the NRDC Action Fund from 23 key Congressional...

2010-09-16 14:35:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 4785, the Rural Energy Savings Program Act. The bill passed by a vote of 240 to 172. This legislation includes both the Rural Star and Home Star programs, and marks another step forward for Democrats' "Make It In America" manufacturing agenda. The bill will provide loans to American families and farmers to renovate their homes and farms, make them more...

2010-08-03 13:12:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The implementation of a nationwide low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in the United States would increase global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 19 million metric tons each year - contradicting the claim of LCFS advocates that the standard would reduce such emissions - according to a study issued today. The study assumes that because an LCFS would prevent American refineries from importing petroleum obtained from oil sands in neighboring Western...

2010-05-27 15:23:00

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement following President Obama's press conference on the catastrophic British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At the news conference, President Obama announced tough and appropriate new restrictions on deepwater drilling, the suspension of oil exploration efforts off the northern coast of Alaska, and the cancellation of lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia, among...

2010-05-27 15:34:00

Bipartisan Bills Offer Crucial Pathway to Reducing American Oil Dependence WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electrification Coalition (EC) today praised the unveiling of bipartisan legislation in both the House and the Senate designed to advance the widescale deployment of electric vehicles and to develop the infrastructure needed to support them. The bills each propose a path forward in which geographic areas would compete to be selected as electrification "deployment...

2010-05-21 13:47:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the Obama Administration's announcement today on new auto emission standards for our nation's fleet of cars and trucks: "Today's announcement by the Obama Administration builds on the work of Congress to reduce our dependence on oil and increase our energy security. Every year, we send billions of dollars overseas to countries that are hostile to U.S. interests in order to feed our...

2010-05-12 15:37:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the American Power Act, comprehensive energy and climate legislation unveiled by Senators Kerry and Lieberman today: "I commend Senators Kerry and Lieberman for their hard work in putting together comprehensive legislation along with Senator Graham. "This legislation embraces the key goal of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, passed by the House last June, of reducing our...

2010-05-05 15:55:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, state Rep. Tom McMillin of Michigan introduced a resolution (H.R. 277) urging his state's governor to withdraw Michigan from continued participation in the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord (MGGRA), an agreement among the region's governors to reduce greenhouse gases through a regional cap-and-trade program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091014/ALECLOGO ) The Accord has also been signed by governors in...


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