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The Week in Green Energy: The end of Cap and Trade, For Now

It was a bad week for the renewable energy sector and the environmental community as a whole. For almost a year, since the House passed the historic American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), there was optimism that the senate would pass its own measure and finally bring forth the long-awaited comprehensive energy and climate change law. Yet, after months of negotiations, compromise and outreach the Senate Democratic leadership on Thursday afternoon decided not to push for legislation capping carbon emissions. They killed the Kerry – Lieberman American Power Act and its controversial cap-and-trade proposal.

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What to Expect from Austin and Beyond� Bloom Box, John Kerry and Ed Miliband

Today, we are in Austin, Texas (and no, we’re not attending South by Southwest, that’s next month) for Renewable Energy World’s�North America Conference. The agenda includes a mix of technical discussions (one panel is entitled “Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges to Wind Power in the U.S.”) and panels looking at U.S. renewable energy policy and access…

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Brown Dog Dems to Obama: Watch Your Step in Copenhagen

A group of industrial-state Democrats are the latest senators to realize that they can hold legislation hostage because President Obama needs every vote to pass any bill. The nine industrial-state senators, the�Brown-Dog caucus,�sent Obama a letter this morning laying out their requirements for any bill or international treaty to curb climate change.�It’s food for thought…

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