Dubbed “biomass energy,” the push to help wean the state off coal-burning plants by incinerating trees and wood has the backing of state officials and many environmentalists.
Issues of safety and waste make way for a focus on funding.
Differences between major industrialized nations and developing countries are a stumbling block at a US-sponsored forum.
In the post-Bush era, the major industrial nations meeting this week face pressure to set firm temperature and emission-reduction goals.
North Koreans on Thursday tested several short-range missiles, but their track record on longer-range missile technology has been poor.
Thursday’s tests were expected; what’s at issue now is whether Pyongyang will send a long-range missile toward Hawaii on July 4.
The federal report comes as Congress is contemplating ways to combat climate change.
This week, negotiators from 182 countries meet in Bonn, Germany to lay the groundwork for a post-Kyoto climate regime.
Earth Talk: Biomass has significant ecofriendly potential for power and heat, experts say.
The International Space Station’s narrow miss last week highlights the risk of collisions with space junk.