"April 27 News: ‘Wacky’ Tea Party Conspiracy Bill Designed To Gut Clean Energy Moves Closer To Law"
A round-up of the top climate and energy news. Please post other links below.
An Arizona Tea Party-backed bill that would gut government-run green programs in the state may have the support it needs to go before Gov. Jan Brewer (R). [Huffington Post]
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson says the Obama administration plans to take further action to combat climate change. [Boston Globe]
The Sierra Club said Thursday it will try to block an energy company’s plan to export liquefied natural gas to find new markets for the drilling boom that has flooded the Mid-Atlantic with natural gas. [Associated Press]
A “perfect storm” of economic and regulatory factors is driving major United States utilities to rapidly switch from coal to natural gas as an electric power source, the top executive of one of the nation’s largest utilities said on Thursday. [New York Times]
Energy ministers from around the world met in London this week and got a scolding. The International Energy Agency warned the ministers that they are falling way behind in their efforts to wean the world from dirty sources of energy. Nations are nowhere near being on track to avert significant climate change in the coming decades. [National Public Radio]
Shell will not be joining David Cameron’s crusade to attract private sector investment into creating a North Sea wind revolution despite its commitment to turbines in the US. [Guardian]
Peru became the latest developing country to enact a domestic climate change initiative in the absence of a binding global pact, adopting a resolution on Thursday to lower carbon emissions in its fast-growing economy. [Chicago Tribune]