Vancouver city council’s unanimous decision to commit to running on 100 per cent renewable energy...
A Depression-era program to bring electricity to rural areas is using taxpayer money to provide billions of dollars in low-interest loans to build coal plants even as Congress seeks ways to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
The beneficiaries of the government's largesse – the nation's rural electric cooperatives – plan to spend $35 billion to build conventional coal plants over the next 10 years, enough to offset all state and federal efforts to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions over that time.
Update #2: the Surrey School Board issued a correction late yesterday stating that: “On Monday, the Curriculum Review Committee recommended the “An Inconvenient Truth” video as an instructional resource, as per the Surrey School District's regular curriculum approval process. When the DVDs are received by the district, they will be distributed to all secondary schools.”
A spokeswoman for the White House Council on Environment Quality told BBC today that, “the US continues to lead the global effort on climate change.”
Apparently “lead the global effort” somehow means culling language from a draft G8 summit document that would see member nations getting tough on greenhouse gas emissions. The BBC has obtained a document outlining plans for the US to, yet again, water down tough global action on climate change.
Hey lookit! Steve's upset the smog blog: Sign DeSmog's petition to throw the Junk Science off Fox News (desmog) Gee, good thing they say they're not interested in, like, censoring anything which doesn't fit their misanthropic dogma :)”