Category Archives: NAA News

Climate: Does National Shift to Right Isolate or Empower California?

When much of the country tilted to the right politically on Election Day, it created waves felt even in the bluest state on the left coast. Democrats still control the California governor's mansion and both chambers of the Legislature, one of the few places where that triumvirate remains. And the Golden State is home to some of the country's most ambitious clean energy rules that liberals back, including the only economywide cap-and-trade program limiting carbon emissions. Read more...
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Midterm elections carry high stakes for US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The midterm slugfest for control of the U.S. Senate could have far-reaching effects on the economy. Tuesday's elections come just as U.S. growth has been showing consistent improvement, thanks in part to a congressional truce on budget fights. Previous such fights shut down the government and raised the specter of a default on the federal debt. A repeat of either could damage the economic recovery. Read more...
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The Week Ahead: International Energy & Climate Developments Take Center Stage

The focus on energy and climate issues for the week of Oct. 20 will be in Europe, where nations will meet for the last time before a year-end climate summit, the European Union will unveil new greenhouse gas and energy reduction goals and the International Energy Agency will hold an advisory board meeting. Negotiators from more than 190 nations that are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will meet in Bonn Oct. 20-25 to gear up for the next round...
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