Gov. Schwarzenegger says he will find another way to help close the state’s $20 billion budget deficit after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused him to withdraw his support for a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast.
BP sought to stem the damage from a giant oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico with technology, welding torches and money on Tuesday as crude kept spewing from an offshore oil well deep in the Gulf of Mexico that ruptured almost two weeks ago.
A federal law may limit how much BP has to pay for damages such as lost wages and economic suffering in the Gulf Coast oil spill, despite Pres. Obama’s assurances that taxpayers will not be on the hook.
Green groups sent a letter to all 100 U.S. senators Monday to reject efforts to expand offshore drilling, arguing the Gulf of Mexico accident illustrates that offshore drilling is an "inherently dangerous, risky and dirty business."
Governments must confront risks that the UN’s Kyoto Protocol for fighting climate change will collapse because of splits about a successor treaty, the UN’s top climate official said on Monday.
12 Experts to Review U.N. Climate Panel’s Work (Green Inc.)
Harold T. Shapiro, a former president of Princeton University and the University of Michigan, will lead a 12-member panel that will review the practices of the UN IPCC, which has been criticized for errors.
Australian PM Kevin Rudd’s government has taken a beating in an opinion poll after ditching its climate change plan, with the opposition taking the lead for the first time in years.
Organizers of a California ballot measure that would suspend the state’s landmark climate change law, possibly for years, said on Monday they had enough signatures to qualify it for the November ballot.
The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season may rival some of the worst in history as meteorological conditions mirror 2005, the record-breaking year that spawned New Orleans-wrecking Katrina, forecasters say.
Nuclear power is growing in popularity as concerns grow over climate change, and should be accessible to rich and poor countries alike, the IAEA said. Between 10 and 25 new countries are expected to bring their first nuclear plants online by 2030, the agency said.
China Ignites Global Coal Market (Wall Street Journal)
China’s growing appetite for imported coal has ignited coal prices and fueled deal making on the belief that the country, once a major coal exporter, will be a long-term buyer of foreign coal.
The Asian Development Bank launched an Asia Solar Energy Initiative to generate some 3,000 megawatts of solar power by 2012.
Canada Falling Behind on Green Jobs Investment: Report (Canwest News Service)
Canada is losing out on about 66,000 jobs because the Harper government is not keeping pace with renewable energy investments made by the Obama administration, estimates a new report.
Google says it has invested $38.8 million into 169.5 MW worth of wind projects developed by NextEra Energy Resources in North Dakota. The move marks the search engine giant’s first direct investment into a wind power project.