Rhein on Energy and Climate

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In a recent interview with the Financial Times the new US Secretary for Energy, CHU, has ruled out the chances for raising the federal gasoline tax as not being politically feasible. That is regrettable, though no surprise to those familiar with US politics. US action against climate change, as envisaged by the Obama Administration, focuses… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The success of the Copenhagen Climate Conference is at great risk. International climate diplomats have lost sight of what it should achieve. They seem more concerned with creating new financial mechanisms for adapting to future climate change than getting tangible reductions of green house gases by the major emitting countries. Last Friday, the European Council… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein