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Obama victory brings new hope for climate policy, dark days for fossil fuels

Following Obama’s landslide victory in the US presidential elections last night, pundits are already speculating on how he will deal with the formidable challenges in his in-tray, not least of which will be reducing greenhouse gas emissions and moving the economy into clean-energy mode. The news that Obama will be the 44th President of the US has been met with jubilation by environmentalists (as reported here and here), who are hopeful that the new administration will come good on promises to protect the planet. Over on the New York Times’ Green Inc. blog, James Kanter reports that hopes have soared 


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