Is it time for a Plan B in 2011? National Climate Action Without Climate Legislation
Welcome to 2011! With the New Year comes a new Congress and a chronic disillusionment for the passage of any comprehensive climate and energy legislation. With cap-and-trade off the table, I believe it’s time to consider a Plan B to lower GHGs through an existing patchwork of legal authority at all levels of government — including local governments, which play a key role.
Examining the Puzzle Pieces
As the world emerges from international climate talks with the Cancun Agreements, the United States still does not have a clearly defined strategy for how to meet our international emissions targets here at home. However, the pieces for a national strategy exist, despite the absence of a clearly articulated plan on how those pieces