This week can be summed up with a few big names: Barbara Boxer, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Al Gore, and African nations.
Okay, so the last one wasn't really a person's name, but a boycott by African nations at the UN climate talks this week in Barcelona definitely made news. Meanwhile in the U.S., the EPW hearings on the Senate climate bill were looking like a bipartisan contest of who could hold their breath the longest. Fortunately that ended, but this news round-up hasn't. Read on.
1Sky is pleased to see the progress of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act out of the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee. Two key provisions that 1Sky supporters have lobbied to keep -- 20 percent cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and keeping Clean Air Act responsibility for shutting down dirty coal plants -- remain in the bill, which is a major victory for everyone who wants to see real action against climate change AND the creation of millions of career-track clean energy jobs.