New global warming initiatives popping up worldwide

| Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Three new initiatives designed to combat global warming made news Wednesday in both the U.S. and Europe.

In California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he was demanding greenhouse gases from cars and trucks be reduced by 10 percent by the year 2020.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the use of cleaner-burning ethanol is expected to be the centerpiece of the program.

Meanwhile, in a separate initiative, governors from 37 states called on the Bush administration to nearly double the amount of ethanol use from the current 7.5 billion up to 12 billion gallons.

And in Europe, The Associated Press reports, the European Union announced plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a level 20 percent lower than they were in 1990.