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Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

US President Barack Obama

A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants

17 Sep 2014

Study warns emissions from Keystone XL pipeline four times higher than thought

Tar sands in Canada

New research challenges State Department projections, increasing pressure on White House to reject controversial development

12 Aug 2014

Obama launches three-pronged climate action push

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

President beefs up climate strategy once again with new moves to tackle methane emissions, enhance resilience, and bolster economic case for action

30 Jul 2014

California and Mexico ink climate action alliance, as Obama prepares latest green push

President Obama poised to announce fresh climate policies, as California and Mexico seek to establish clean tech hub

29 Jul 2014

Obama attacks Republicans for appeasing climate deniers

President says members of congress are feigning ignorance of science because they fear backlash from 'fringe elements'

26 Jun 2014

Tourism losing climate change battle, warns Cambridge study

New report warns that climate impacts pose grave threat to global tourism industry

18 Jun 2014

Obama accuses opponents of action on climate change of posing "a serious threat to everybody's future"

As President announces new $1bn to improve climate resilience, he likens those who reject climate science to people who believe the moon is "made of cheese"

16 Jun 2014

Hillary Clinton hails potential for US to become "21st century clean energy superpower"

Clinton backs Obama's emissions reduction plan and warns that world faces "consequential challenges" from climate change and resource depletion

13 Jun 2014

Obama: 'We need to keep fossil fuels in the ground'

US President warns two degree target will be unachievable without switch to greener energy sources

11 Jun 2014

Green businesses hail Obama’s carbon-cutting pledge

President dismisses 'naysayers' of new clean power plan with predictions the rule will boost economy

03 Jun 2014

Seven reasons to celebrate Obama's coal crackdown

And one reason why it does not go nearly far enough

02 Jun 2014

USA clean power plan: the reaction

BusinessGreen runs down all the latest reaction to new proposals to cut power sector emissions by 30 per cent

02 Jun 2014

US confirms plans to curb power emissions by 30 per cent

Environmental Protection Agency reveals much-anticipated targets designed to tackle climate change and save up to $93bn

02 Jun 2014

Report: Obama poised to announce 30 per cent cuts to US coal emissions

Obama claims failure to limit carbon emissions from power plants is 'not smart, not safe, and doesn't make sense'

02 Jun 2014

Obama to unveil historic climate change plan to cut US carbon pollution

Proposed regulations could cut carbon pollution by up to 25 per cent but President still faces potential opposition from Republicans

30 May 2014

How Obama's coal rules could reveal how much faith he has in US green innovation

Policymakers and business leaders around the world prepare for publication of wide-ranging new emissions standards for US power stations

29 May 2014

Obama considers tougher than expected power plant emissions caps

Reports suggest utilities may face mandated cuts of up to 25 per cent that could require investments in clean energy

20 May 2014

Republicans accused of killing US energy efficiency bill

Bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act fails to secure 60 votes needed to move forward

13 May 2014

Sun shines on Obama's green business drive

From solar panels on the White House to demanding new energy efficient building standards, the US president is engineering a green business boom

13 May 2014

White House solar panels power up

Barack Obama unveils new solar expansion plans as officials confirm White House panels are now operational

09 May 2014

US climate change report: At a glance

BusinessGreen outlines the key findings from the White House's groundbreaking report the on climate change threats the US faces

06 May 2014

US climate change report: the reaction

BusinessGreen runs down the key reactions from leading figures and NGOs to a seminal report detailing how climate change is impacting America

06 May 2014

US Supreme Court backs Obama's air pollution rules

Court ruling that promises to tighten air quality rules for around 1,000 power plants is hailed as a "resounding victory for public health"

30 Apr 2014

European leaders ask Obama to allow increased exports of US shale gas

EU seeks to break Russian stranglehold on energy supplies – but US president says Europe must step up its own fracking

27 Mar 2014

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