In the News, 20 October 2010

by William Yeatman on October 20, 2010

in Blog

French President Orders Lifting of Fuel Depot Blockade:
“”Trying to reassert authority over the widespread protests against his plans to reform the pension system, President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday that he had ordered the authorities to break up blockades of fuel depots that have left a third of the country’s gas stations dry .”

Obama Administration Says It Will Investigate China’s Green Tech Trade Policies:
The Obama administration announced today that it is launching an investigation into China’s green technology trade policies. The investigation is in response to a lengthy petition filed last month by the United Steelworkers.”

Report: In Obama’s Chicago, stimulus weatherization money buys shoddy work, widespread fraud:
Projects to weatherize homes are a key part of the Obama administration’s fusion of stimulus spending and the green agenda. But a new report by the Department of Energy has found serious problems in stimulus-funded weatherization work — problems so severe that they have resulted in homes that are not only not more energy efficient but are actually dangerous for people to live in.”

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