07 May '13, 1pm

Is Obama the "environmental President?" Yes or no, he can still win climate fight: Obama's climate record has...

Obama's climate record has been "a runaway success", making him "the environmental President" argues Jonathan Chait. And the big fight of President Obama's second term will be about a new model for regulating existing power plants: It sounds simple, but this was a conceptual breakthrough. Much like a cap-and-trade bill, it would allow market signals to indicate the most efficient ways for states to hit their targets—instead of shutting coal plants down, some utilities might pay consumers to weatherize their homes, while others might switch some of their generators over to cleaner fuels. The flexibility of the scheme would, in turn, reduce the costs passed on to consumers. Here is a way for Obama to use his powers—his own powers, unencumbered by the morass of a dysfunctional Congress—in such a way that is neither as ineffectual as a firecracker nor as devastating as a nuke:...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/obama-environment...

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