WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will highlight strides the United States has made on climate change when he addresses a major U.N. climate summit next week, senior administration officials said on Thursday.
About 120 heads of state and government, in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, are expected to attend the summit on Tuesday hosted by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – More than 340 institutional
investors representing $24 trillion in assets on Thursday called
on government leaders attending next week’s United Nations
climate summit to set carbon pricing policies that encourage the
private sector to invest in cleaner technologies.
Firms signing a joint letter include BlackRock,
Calvert Investments, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
and Standard Bank.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Obama administration officials are concerned about the legality of a ban on oil exports and have begun discussing how to deal with potential challenges from nations that want to buy U.S. crude, two sources said.
Officials in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the National Security Council have each held internal talks about potential free-trade challenges from South Korea and NATO allies, two sources familiar with the matter said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will give the public until December to comment on its sweeping proposal to curb carbon pollution from the country’s power plants after some industry groups and state officials pressed for more time.
Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for the EPA’s office of air and radiation, told reporters on Tuesday that the agency would give stakeholders an extra 45 days, for a total of six months, to give input on its plan to cut emissions from existing power plants, many of which are powered by coal.