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The Guardian
China, the world’s biggest carbon polluter, will launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017, the White House said on Thursday.China, the world’s biggest carbon polluter, will launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017, the White House said on Thursday.

The move, announced on the eve of a summit in Washington between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, would make China the world’s biggest carbon market, overtaking the European Union, and could strengthen global efforts to put a price on carbon. Read more.

It appears that China understands climate change better than our right-wing money grubbing politicians here in the USA.

The Hill
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that cap-and-trade energy legislation is “dead” in the upper chamber.

The Senate’s top Republican spoke before a local chamber of commerce in eastern Kentucky.

“I think cap-and-trade, which is also known as the national energy tax, is dead in the United States Senate,” McConnell said, according to WKYT. Read more.

 

 

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