"White House Adviser Says Obama Will Move Soon on Climate"

"A White House adviser said yesterday that President Obama will soon renew his domestic efforts on climate change, as promised in his second State of the Union address, and follow the strides he made with China last weekend with further international engagement on the issue."

"Shortly after former Vice President Al Gore predicted an "inevitable" rise in renewable energy as the keynote speaker at Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's (D-R.I.) annual Environmental Leaders Day in Washington, D.C., Heather Zichal, Obama's deputy assistant for energy and climate change, announced that 'in the coming weeks and months, you can expect to hear more from the president on this issue.'

'As he said in his State of the Union address, if Congress will not act, then he will,' Zichal continued. 'Congress has not yet delivered a common-sense, market-based solution, so our focus moving forward will be on executive actions.'"

Elizabeth Harball reports for ClimateWire June 12, 2013.

Source: ClimateWire, 06/13/2013