Wednesday, 01. December 2010

The U.S. Climate and Energy Policy after the Midterm Elections: What`s left from Obama`s promises?

BÖLL LUNCH DEBATE

Date, Time
Wed, 01. Dec 2010,
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Save in my calendar
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:`Table Normal`; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:``; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:`Times New Roman`; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} On November 2, the American people were called upon to elect the 112th Congress, 37 governors, and scores of state legislators. As the polls predicted the U.S. political map turned dark red. The Republicans in the House of Representatives, among them a significant number of climate sceptics, will have to decide what course to pursue in matter of energy policies and climate legislation at the national as well as the international level. What does this mean for the traditional coal and steel states that have been so massively hit by the financial and economic crisis? What future for a vision of a low-carbon economy and green jobs? What role will the Obama administration play in this economic, environmental and political field?

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- Christina DeConcini, Legislative Director, World Resources Institute, Washington
- Sascha Müller-Kraenner, European Representative of The Nature Conservancy

Moderator
Claude Weinber, Director, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union,  Brussels