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.