"White House Steps Up Climate Efforts"

"WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and some Senate Democrats expressed fresh urgency on Tuesday about the need to address climate change and refashion the nation's energy economy.

But they faced determined opposition from Republicans, new concerns from some Democrats and reminders of the financial, technological and political hurdles in remaking the way the nation produces and consumes power.

In a Senate hearing on a new climate change and energy bill and in coordinated appearances by President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the administration promoted measures to cap greenhouse gas emissions and support new means of fueling homes and vehicles with far less carbon dioxide intensity. Mr. Obama appeared at a solar energy installation in Florida and Mr. Biden at an auto plant in Delaware that will produce electric vehicles, talking about the potential of alternative energy to create jobs."

John M. Broder reports for the New York Times October 27, 2009.

See Also:

"Obama Admin Invests $3.4B in 'Smart Grid' Projects" (ClimateWire)

"Baucus Has 'Serious Reservations' With Senate Climate Bill" (Greenwire)

"Economics of Climate Change in Forefront" (Washington Post)

"Obama Launches Climate Push With December Goal" (AFP)

"Solar Industry Takes on Coal and Oil Lobbies" (New York Times)

"Senate Climate Bill's Farming, Wildlife Provisions Disappoint Conservation Coalition" (Greenwire)

"Former GM Plant To Make Fisker Hybrid Cars" (Reuters)

"Senate Democrats Set Climate Bill Industry Permits" (Reuters)

Nuclear Industry Seeks $100 Billion in Guarantees from Climate Bill (ClimateWire)

"Obama Says Momentum Growing for Climate-Change Legislation" (Los Angeles Times)

Source: NYTimes, 10/28/2009