05 Apr '11, 5pm

Duke CEO: Japan’s Nuclear Woes Will Derail Obama’s Energy Plan: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are up 40 percen...

Duke CEO: Japan’s Nuclear Woes Will Derail Obama’s Energy Plan: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are up 40 percen...

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are up 40 percent since 1990, but we're stuck in neutral when it comes to finding new ways to reduce them. Duke Energy CEO James Rogers -- who was one of the forces behind the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (CAP), the corporate coalition that just a couple of years ago pushed urgently for a now-kaput cap-and-trade system -- said there is little to look forward to in terms of improved energy policy at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference today. In the last session of Congress, Rogers said, “We got very close, but we failed.” Now cap-and-trade “is a piece of history, very hard to resurrect, because even though cap-and-trade was invented by Republicans, it has been demonized by Republicans.” In the present congressional term, Rogers said, “there is a low probability that anything happens” on climate legislation or even on the Clean Energy Sta...

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