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Report hails international progress on climate change laws

Study shows 64 out of 66 countries had put in place or were establishing significant climate or energy legislation in 2013

27 February 2014 - Almost 500 laws to tackle climate change have been passed in countries which account for nine-tenths of global emissions, a study has found.

Much of the action in the past year has been taken in emerging economies, including China and Mexico, while "flagship legislation" has been passed in eight countries, most of them developing nations such as Bolivia, El Salvador and Mozambique.

A further 19 countries are considered to have made progress in 2013 on climate laws in the latest Global Legislators Organisation (Globe) study, although two countries - Japan and Australia - have "backslid" and started to reverse climate legislation.

The fourth annual Globe study, co-authored by the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics, covers 66 countries, up from 33 in the last report, accounting for 88% of the world's emissions.

It found that 64 out of 66 countries had put into place or were establishing significant climate or energy legislation.   read more>>>

The full pdf reader from, The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study with the United States legislative efforts from the Global Legislators Organisation (Globe) site page with a map where you can read the reports from each country within the report.

From the United States section:

The United States’ GHG emission reduction targets are relatively modest
when compared with other advanced economies, amounting to less than a 5% reduction by 2020 below 1990 levels.
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Attempting to develop legislation that would succeed, the Senate drafted several bills of its own. However, all of these also failed to generate enough support and never reached the Senate floor for a vote. As a result, the Senate Majority Leader, a Democrat, proposed a limited Energy Bill with a focus on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the promotion of natural gas vehicles, home energy renovations and financing for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Even this attempt failed to generate enough support and, following the mid-term elections in 2010 and the beginning of the 112th
Congress, all of thedraft bills expired along with the House-passed ACES bill.

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Speaking of climate change and finally advances in what we here had started, only to be blocked, some forty years back. Another report comes especially for the Military Veterans and job growth in a needed industry that hopefully expands rapidly. Another thing we used to do, develop new industries and through innovations advance them, keeping us in the lead economically on the World stage.

Many of you younger veterans had at least training on the new technologies, many used same, in theater and on bases, setting them up and maintaining them. And like in many area's much more advanced in knowledge of then those from the civilian sector.

New Report Highlights Growth In Solar Jobs For Veterans
February 26, 2014 - Fresh off the news that President Obama is making noises about withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan, the organizations Operation Free and The Solar Foundation have released a first-of-its-kind report that offers returning veterans the prospect of civilian employment in the US solar industry. In a nutshell, the new report demonstrates that veterans are employed in the solar industry at higher than average rates.

That’s a note of optimism for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, who in this generation have faced a challenging employment picture.

The new report, Veterans in Solar: Securing America’s Energy Future, is all the more significant in light of Republican leadership policy pushing for cuts in food stamps and other safety net services on which many veterans and their families depend.

Veterans Solar Jobs On Active Duty…   read more>>>

 
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