17 Nov '11, 5pm

Is There Any Hope for Progress on US Climate Policy?

Is There Any Hope for Progress on US Climate Policy?

Right, left or center, most agree that U.S. climate and energy policy today is, at best, an ineffective and inefficient patchwork. Better get used to it, said a bipartisan panel of Washington insiders yesterday at the Atlantic Green Intelligence Forum . For now, and for the rest of the Obama administration, when it comes to energy and climate, the White House and Congress will use the tools at hand, and not invent new ones. "We all agree -- big bills are dead," said Carol Browner, the former White House climate czar and a Democrat. "I never want to hear the word comprehensive again because once you hear the word comprehensive, you know a bill is never going to pass," said James Connaughton, the former Bush II White House environmental adviser. What this means, unfortunately, is that the U.S. won't get an energy and climate policy that is sufficient to deal with the threat ...

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