America closer to Europe on climate change

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22 Jan 2007

It seems that America is moving ever closer towards the European consensus on climate change. According to a leader in today’s New York Times:

* Four major bills have recently been offered to the Senate calling for mandatory controls on emissions of carbon dioxide.

* Last week 10 big companies joined an informal coalition to press Congress and the Bush administration for action.

* Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, established a select committee on global warming last week.

It is a pity that America is following the route of managing energy demand rather than the alternative strategy of bolstering supply.