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China and USA unveil drastic actions on climate

As Al Gore pointed out on Twitter, both the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China unveiled huge efforts to curb greenhouse gases emissions on the same week, or rather on two consecutive days. About the US, Climate Progress has this to say : ” On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new regulations to …

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Another great Obama speech on climate

Earlier this week, the newly reelected US President Barack Obama addressed the nation in the annual State of the Union address. It was the occasion for President Obama to keep his hard stance on climate on energy. His previous speech during his second inaugural address had been a new hope for climate change. I stated …

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A cleantech revolution is taking place in the USA

I really enjoy infographics as they enable to gather a lot of information in a few moments. The latest I found via Twitter (see left) is on how a cleantech revolution is already taking place in the United States of America. Indeed, since 2007, energy efficiency, renewables like solar and wind (as well as natural …

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Obama’s second inaugural speech is a new hope

President Barack Obama delivered his second Inaugural Address this Monday in Washington DC. Climate change got quite a few mentions and it looks like the second term might be the time where the climate crisis is tackled as it should. However, this was supposed to be the case in his first term. And many analysts …

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What Obama’s re-election means for climate

Barack Obama’s re-election this week occurred shortly after the Hurricane Sandy that killed dozens people and inflicted for billion of dollars of damages to the US economy. The past year has been the hottest ever for the United States. On a positive note, President Obama have introduced various bills and laws to help America become …

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Another heat wave hits America and Europe

As Al Gore noted on his blog : ” The March heat wave continues to shatter longstanding records from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast, with more than 2,200 warm temperature records set during the month so far.“ Meanwhile, President Barack Obama admitted during a fundraiser that the temperatures experienced in Chicago – around 80°F …

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President Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

If you aren’t familiar with US environmental politics, you might not have heard about Big Oil’s latest craze : building a 1.700 mile (2,736 km) long pipeline to bring tar sands oil extracted from Canada to the US Gulf coast. After many twists and turns, President Barack Obama – the green Prez that should have …

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USA unveil $53 billion high speed rail investments

American high speed rail supporters, rejoice ! To Ecogeek : ” Vice President Joe Biden announced that the Obama administration is investing $53 billion in high speed rail development over the next six years.” Yes, you read it right : President Obama is really willing to invest nearly 40 billion euros in high speed rail …

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Was it Obama’s “moon shot speech” ?

The State of the Union speech given yesterday by President Barack Obama might well stay in the History books like John Fitzgerald Kennedy moon shot speech that sent Americans on the moon in less than a decade. Indeed President Obama asked for 80% of America’s electricity from ‘clean energy’ by 2035 (including clean coal and …

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