Congressional Republicans are taking aim at EPA funding again, this time in an effort to block several proposals including the proposed rule to limit carbon pollution. (The Hill)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"We think we do have a good story to tell," says Mary D. Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, which administers the cap-and-trade in California.
Fast Track – A vote on Friday in the House that failed to move foward Fast Track was a huge win for workers and the environment, but expect efforts again this week to pass it. (Bloomberg BNA & Huffington Post)
Head of the class – A new report ranks the energy efficiency of tech companies. Apple and Yahoo top the list. (USA Today)
Moral message – As the release of the Pope’s encyclical nears, experts express optimism that the message will help in transcending partisanship on climate action. (USA Today)
Golden State Standards – Last week, California lawmakers made progress on a package of bills known as the Golden State Standards. The bills would set statewide goals to reduce energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and more. (Streetsblog)
Off course – The world is off course to prevent two degrees Celsius of warming according to anInternational Energy Agency report set to be released today. The report also offers a path forward to meet future targets. (Washington Post)