US Greenhouse Gas Emissions (1990 - 2004)
© Pew Center
ready for 'binding' reductions of greenhouse gases: official
The United States is ready to accept "binding
international obligations" to reduce greenhouse gases,
which could be announced as soon as July, a senior White House
official said here Monday.
25.02.08, © AFP
Sues Bush Admistration Over Tightening Emissions
The rejection of states efforts
to tighten rules on greenhouse gas emissions by the Bush administration
caused an angry reaction from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,
as he vowed on Thursday to sue the administration.
21.12.07, © eNews 2.0
edges towards cap on greenhouse gases
The US yesterday took a first step towards
mandatory controls on greenhouse gas emissions, in direct
defiance of the Bush administration's policy on climate change.
Yesterday's vote in a Senate subcommittee marks the first
US move towards European-style policies. Although the caps
on emissions approved do not go as far as those in Europe,
environmental campaigners said they marked a decisive break
with the administration's policies.
02.11.07, © Guardian Unlimited
eye key climate summit
A team of leading US Democrats is planning
to send a delegation to a key UN climate conference to rival
President Bush's official team.
04.10.07, © BBC
states win right to set carbon target
The US state of Vermont has won a landmark
victory in the battle against global warming being waged at
local level across America in defiance of the Bush Administration.
14.09.07, © The Independent
Westen packt CO2-Abbau an
Die Staaten im Westen Kanadas und der
USA preschen beim Klimaschutz vor. Die Mitglieder der Western
Climate Initiative (WCI) einigten sich darauf, ihren Ausstoß
von Treibhausgasen bis 2020 um 15 Prozent gegenüber dem
Vergleichsjahr 2005 zu senken.
25.08.07, © Financial Times.de
urges U.S. states to push Washington on climate change
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
urged U.S. states Friday to pressure Washington to do more
to prevent climate change, discounting the argument that protecting
the environment hurts the economy.
13.07.07, © Herald Tribune
for Federal Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
This is a crucial time in the development of U.S. climate
policy, a period when state and federal legislators are crafting
regulatory policies and proposals that have the potential
to affect all aspects of the U.S. economy. Policymakers, companies,
industries, and the public need a full understanding of the
merits and impact on sectors and companies of mandatory federal
policy options for greenhouse gas emissions controls.
One of the goals of RFF's Climate and Technology Policy Program
is to provide stakeholders and policymakers with such an understanding
of policy options, from which effective mandatory federal
policy might be crafted. In pursuit of this goal, RFF scholars
have authored a series of backgrounders related to the design
of federal climate policy
29.06.07, © Weathervane
cities take lead in climate change
U.S. cities are leaping ahead of the federal government in
developing strategies for climate change
09.06.07, © United Press International
U.S. near a tipping point on global warming?
U.S. policy on global warming seems headed
for a tipping point, with politicians, business leaders and
economists joining environmentalists to call for new laws
to limit greenhouse gases that spur climate change.
19.02.07, © Reuters
Democrats mull climate change
The issue of climate change and global warming
hardly registered on the political radar in the United States
during the recent Congressional elections.
02.12.06, © BBC
Signs Global Warming Bill
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday
signed into law a sweeping global warming initiative that
imposes the nation's first cap on greenhouse gas emissions,
saying the effort kicks off "a bold new era of environmental
27.09.06, © ABC New
Northeastern States Set Greenhouse Gas Limits
The seven states agreed in December to create
a mandatory program to curb emissions, and they set the reduction
targets in draft regulations released today. Owners of power
plants fueled by coal, oil and natural gas would begin to
cut their carbon dioxide output in 2009.
15.08.06, © Blomberg.com
Greenhouse Gas Emissions 1990 - 2004
The most recent GHG Emissions Inventory
published by the EPA details the emissions from 1990 through
2004. Any comparison of these numbers between a select few
years should be viewed in the context of the overall trend.
Overall, between 1990 and 2004, GHG emissions increased by
07.04.06, © Pew Center
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative,
or RGGI, is a cooperative effort by Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic
states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions ? a greenhouse gas
that causes global warming.
Being Done in the States