RadioActive 12/20/07

Producers/hosts:  Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne

Topic: The United Nations Conference on Climate Change has concluded in Bali.  We turn to a regional initiative signed by the New England Governors and Canadian Eastern Provinces Premiers.  In 2001 a climate change action plan was signed to reduce the emissions that cause climate change.  Their first goal: to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2010.  The initiatives 2007 report, however, concludes that though there are some innovative and effective policies now in place, “the necessary policies are not in place, and global warming emissions are far from under control.  To get back on track it’s going to take real leadership and mandatory policies”.

Guest: Dylan Voorhees, Energy Project Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine