Politics

Environmentalism – It’s All About Money and Politics

October 20, 2009 / No Comments

Friends of mine own some property.  They have about five acres of heavily wooded land with a stream running through.  The stream is cold and provides tasty water that is guaranteed to quench your thirst.

Environment Crusader Subhas Dutta to Launch India’s first Green Party

August 29, 2009 / 74 Comments

Environment crusader and  Green activist Subhas Dutta is all set to launch India's first Green political Party on the lines of  parties  in Germany, Australia, the US and the UK to protect the country's environment. Dutta will visit London on Sept 12 to meet Caroline Lucas, leader of the UK Green Party and Member of European Parliament. "I am going to ...

US Senate refuses to eject $1-billion plan to boost car sales from war funding Bill

June 23, 2009 / 1 Comment

The United States Senate has refused to throw out a $1-billion program intended to boost dwindling car sales in the US from a $106-billion war funding Bill. The Senate voted 60-36 to keep the program that would provide vouchers of up to $4,500 for consumers to trade in their less fuel-efficient cars for cars that give better mileage.

US Law on Carbon Cap-and-Trade Scheme Expected to Pass

June 2, 2009 / No Comments

Professionals connected with the carbon market are hoping that the United States Congress would soon give approval to a federal “cap-and-trade” scheme that is bound to boost emissions trading. [caption id="attachment_5414" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Fiddlers Ferry Coal Power Station near Liverpool"][/caption] It was the existing Kyoto Protocol that laid the foundations for emissions trading by imposing caps on emissions in Europe and other ...

Painting the World White Should Counter Global Warming, Steven Chu Thinks

May 29, 2009 / 1 Comment

When 20 Nobel Laureates sit together to discuss ways to save Earth from the plight of global warming, the outcome would definitely be special. Out of the many suggestions that would flow from the Nobel Laureate Symposium being held in London, the US Energy Secretary (Barack Obama's best man on "green), Steven Chu, came out with the most interesting : ...

Obama and California Prepare to Take Gloves Off in Fight for Emission Regulation

May 19, 2009 / No Comments

President Obama and California are preparing to take the gloves off in the fight for emissions regulation to curb global warming. Normally the phrase 'take the gloves off' would mean they are getting ready to really duke it out. Not this time. The gloves will come off because the fight will be finished, IF, President Obama gets his way. [caption id="attachment_5189" ...

India Warns the Developed World Against Green Protectionism

March 25, 2009 / No Comments

As the Kyoto agreement runs out in 2012, the world is getting together to make sure that they have another international treaty in place by then, to address the deteriorating environmental issues and to ensure that each nation has a certain emission cut targets set for it. Image by lingaraj However, developing heavyweights like India, China and Brazil, seem to have taken ...

Obama’s Budget on Climate Revenue: $646 Billion for First Year Through Carbon-capping Program

February 27, 2009 / No Comments

There are many things on President Barrack Obama’s desk right now that need urgent attending. But one of the most significant of all the bills the President wishes to see get acceptance from the Congress is the carbon-capping program. Apparently, he not only thinks the program will help the planet get cleaner, but will also generate the much needed revenue ...

Japan’s New Green Deal

February 12, 2009 / No Comments

Japan's PM Taro Aso is ordering his ministries to draft a "Green New Deal" this week. The "Green New Deal" is expected to counter the twin towers threats of climate change and economic downturn. [caption id="attachment_3923" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Green New Deal"][/caption] Aso's stimulus package will focus on slashing greenhouse gases. Aso is expected to fall in step with new US President Barack Obama ...

Steve Chu to Lead Obama’s Energy Team: Hope For US Environmental Policies

December 14, 2008 / No Comments

Whether you are a political or an environmental analyst, the word you'll likely use to describe Barrack Obama's new environment team at the White House is green. From a political point of view, the team led by Steve Chu - director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California and a Nobel laureate in Physics, doesn't seem to have any experience ...