Airlines have warned the European Union risks sparking an international trade war if it insists on imposing a carbon tax on carriers flying into its air space.
Despite easing off on one particular clean air regulation last week, there's every indication President Obama plans on tightening a half-dozen other environmental rules in the months ahead.
After weeks of Republican attacks on the Obama administration's tightening of environmental regulations, the president said Friday he would halt a planned increase in clean air standards.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new national guidelines on Wednesday for mercury and air toxics released from power plants.
The Chicago Climate Exchange, a pilot program for the trading of greenhouse gases in the U.S., is shutting down for lack of legislative interest.
President Obama asks Congressional leaders to attend substantive talks about moving the country forward.
One wish of many Republicans and conservative voters seems certain to come true in the aftermath of the midterm congressional elections. There won't be any more sweeping reform legislation like the 2,000-plus page health care bill for a while.
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The Environmental Protection Agency has only recently had a face. That face has taken the form of Lisa Jackson -- the first African-American EPA administrator, appointed by Barack Obama in 2009. The landmark appointment caused a media stir, not for her race, but for the clean break with the recent past EPA administrators that her appointment represented.
If Republican leaders were serious -- and gutsy -- about using the Gulf oil spill as an opportunity to put the nation on a sane energy course, they'd pull out a little-noticed bill sponsored by Arizona's Jeff Flake and South Carolina's Bob Inglis and plop it atop their 2010 campaign book.
President Barack Obama called Tuesday for the Senate to "stand up and move forward" on the issue in the aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster.
Senator Joe Lieberman explains to CNN's Candy Crowley why comprehensive energy reform can happen in an election year.
In a strategy similar to the endgame on health care reform, President Barack Obama will convene top senators from both parties at the White House on Wednesday to try to reach a deal on an energy reform bill.
In the next couple of weeks, lawmakers are expected to unveil an unprecedented climate change proposal that may open up more areas for offshore drilling and cut emissions through a cap on greenhouse gases and a tax on gasoline.
The Copenhagen climate talks went nowhere. The Senate's attempt to pass a global warming bill appears stuck. But that's doesn't mean greenhouse gas laws aren't coming.
A new proposal to curb global warming could jump start stalled Senate greenhouse gas discussions and put an average of $1,100 a year back into the pockets of American consumers.
With Copenhagen climate talks looking stalled and the Senate mired in complicated eco-wrangling, is there a simpler way to get the U.S. to reduce the carbon emissions that most scientists blame for global warming?
The success of a congressional effort to push through stymied climate change legislation remains far from a sure thing.
Being chief sustainability officer of a giant chemical company is a big job, but not for all the reasons you may think. DuPont CSO Linda Fisher must work hard to minimize the company's environmental footprint, but even nonmanufacturing companies now realize that the challenge is greater than they had imagined.
Top Democrats put the issue of climate change back in the spotlight Tuesday, debating legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions while announcing $3.4 billion in new clean energy funds.
If Congress won't get the job done on climate change, President Obama has a way to do it himself. But is he strong-arming the legislative branch?
Barack Obama promised universal health care and a mass conversion to green energy when he launched his presidential campaign. On that frigid February day in 2007, the economy was growing at a 2.8% clip. Obama stuck to the same promises a year later when he won Iowa, as the housing market was slumping into recession. And energy and health care were the twin pillars of his acceptance speech in Denver, 18 days before Lehman Brothers collapsed.
The House approved a sweeping energy and climate bill Friday which could for the first time usher in widespread government restrictions on greenhouse gases and help renewable energy become cost competitive with fossil fuels.
Former President Carter warned members of Congress on Tuesday that America's failure to achieve energy independence is threatening the country's national security, undermining its long-term potential for economic growth and contributing to global warming.
Former President Jimmy Carter testified on Capitol Hill about U.S. energy policy and the environment.
Get ready for fireworks. As congressional Democrats begin drafting another bill regulating greenhouse gases, opponents are already saying it would cost millions of jobs amid the worst recession in decades.
President Obama promised more money for conservation and renewable energy in his budget outline Wednesday, paid for in part by a mandatory cap on greenhouse gases.
To save the planet and move away from imported fuel, some say a big energy tax is the best way to go.
Debate is rife in Australian political circles about whether carbon trading is the way forward for climate change abatement.
You wanted to know more about carbon trading, and Abyd Karmali, Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon Emissions at Merrill Lynch answered.
Seven Western states and four Canadian provinces on Tuesday proposed a comprehensive program to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, manufacturers and vehicles
The Court affects environmental policy more than you may realize. And it may only be as green as our next President
CNN previews this months Business Traveller's Environmental Special - Travelling with a conscience: Is carbon offsetting off kilter?
Off the back of CNN's Going Green week, this month Business Traveller will focus on the environment and travelling with a conscience.
Americans are screaming about gas prices, and Congress says it's listening.
I separate my paper and plastics. I take the train to work instead of driving, and I'm definitely going to buy a bunch of those screwy lightbulbs one of these weekends. And...well, when it comes to being green, I guess that's about it.
The Senate takes up a bill that would cap U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
The Senate on Monday voted to debate a Democratic-backed bill to dramatically cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Analysis: Senators Joseph Lieberman and John Warner's Climate Security Act is the U.S.'s most serious attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Is it destined for failure?
An influential coalition of Fortune 500 companies and environmental groups that was formed to support climate-change legislation has splintered over the Lieberman-Warner bill that is headed next week to the Senate floor.
Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign released "Better Way" ad
Sen. John McCain took his weeklong environmental tour to Washington state Tuesday, addressing the need for reducing the nation's dependency on foreign oil and sparking investment in environmentally friendly technology.
The Dems may be greener, but the GOP are no slouches. (A Republican created the EPA, after all.) And that's what the Earth needs: good government, not politics
Folks are paying a lot of green for eco-mansions. But do they really get green bragging rights? Miles O'Brien reports.
The world's greatest green champion is no tree-hugger. He's an economist who's made lots of money off the cap and trade of pollutants -- which, incidentally, also cleans the air
If all goes according to plan, the business of buying and selling rights to pollute the atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases - carbon trading, as it is known - will curb global warming and save the world. That is its only purpose. Along the way, a lot of people will get rich.
Viewpoint: President Bush's new strategy for saving the world from climate change is too little, too late
Eating ethically is no easy task these days. One problem is deciding which ethic is more important. Keeping third-world farmers in fair trade jobs by purchasing their produce? Or assuaging your concerns over the environmental impact of getting that produce to your kitchen by shopping locally instead?
Tim Lang, creator of the ''Food Miles'' concept, discusses the future of our food supply and what's at stake.
The EPA tightened restrictions on ozone, but why is the new limit still higher than what science recommends? Critics say it comes down to politics and money
A White House acceptance of mandatory caps on carbon outputs is conditional on the unlikely prospect of India and China doing the same
True or False: China, India and other developing countries are exempt from the Kyoto Protocol
CNN's Helena Cavendish de Moura reports on efforts to use carbon credits to save Guyana's rainforest.
Cutting down trees is pretty much one of the worst things you can do when it comes to climate change. Deforestation, by varying accounts, contributes anywhere from 20 percent to 30 percent of all carbon dioxide (C02) emissions -- around 1.6 billion tons.
While the Bush Administration continues to drags its feet on climate change, Montana has figured out 54 economy-boosting ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Triple digits will further encourage investors to get deeper into alternative energy and cleaner fuels. But governments still have to encourage the transition
A coalition of states and environmental groups is urging the federal government to curb global warming pollution from planes and other aircraft
Gov. Schwarzenegger wants to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions. Only the US government stands in his way
Students will learn about climate change and the role that greenhouse gases are thought to play in global warming.
Consider this: if all 19,700 members of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) reduced their energy consumption by just 10 percent, they would save approximately $193 million in energy costs and eliminate more than one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
Florida, the fourth most-populous U.S. state, is expected to impose strict new air-pollution standards that aim to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050, according to draft regulations released Wednesday.
The global concert series was a target for cynics, but it should be measured by its political impact, not its carbon footprint
George Bush again played roadblock-in-chief at the G8 summit. But he has a point: the G8 is largely irrelevant to making real progress on carbon emissions
Dr. Samuel Johnson said it best: nothing so concentrates the mind as the sight of the gallows. In other words, to get stuff done, we humans need a deadline.
President Bush said Tuesday he is directing the Environmental Protection Agency, and the departments of energy, transportation and agriculture, to develop steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2008, but he failed to call for a specific increase in fuel efficiency standards.
In a free market economy, there are two basic ways to bring down the price of a product - increase supply or cut demand.
Troubled, flawed and shunned by the United States, the Kyoto Protocol remains to date the most comprehensive attempt by the international community to tackle, at a governmental level, one of the defining issues of our age: global warming and climate change.
Chief executives from such major corporations as General Electric and DuPont teamed up with environmental organizations Monday, urging U.S. lawmakers Monday to pass sweeping legislation that would ultimately cut greenhouse gas emissions.
With the Democrats back in control of Congress next month, mandatory restrictions to combat global warming are again on the table.
A company operating coal-burning power plants was sharply critical of what it called "arbitrary" changes in government pollution-control rules over the past quarter century, in an important environmental case argued Wednesday before the Supreme Court.
Hot air is now for sale.
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take up the issue of climate change, some unusual alliances are forming - and corporate America finds itself on both sides of the debate.
An executive at American International Group, one of the largest insurance firms in the world, said he believes a tax on carbon emissions, long opposed by the Bush administration and legislators on both sides of the political isle, is coming to the U.S.
The European Union is moving ahead with a plan to cap the greenhouse-gas emissions of airlines - including U.S. carriers that fly to Europe - a move that could add billions of dollars in extra cost...
Every flight you take produces greenhouse gases, which can have a direct impact on climate change. Travel uses energy and this comes mainly from fossil fuels.
The answer to global warming may be blowing in the wind. It's probably also driving on four wheels and could be in your next tank of gas.
While the recent implementation of the Kyoto Protocol marked a key milestone, international accord on how best to address climate change remains elusive, as doomsday scientific forecasts clash with thorny political realities.
Hot air is now for sale.
Southern California tops the list of the nation's cities and counties most threatened by air pollution, according to the American Lung Association's annual report.
A national group of Christian leaders is sending a scathing letter to President Bush to coincide with Earth Day, accusing his administration of chipping away at the Clean Air Act.
Setting limits on states rights, the Supreme Court Wednesday gave the federal government the power to impose more expensive pollution controls than Alaska wanted regarding power generation at an Alaskan mine.
"Two offers at 150."
Now that we're all feeling queasy about being so reliant on Middle Eastern oil, what can we do about it? Answer: carbon tax.
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