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Green Roundup: July 13, 2012

13 Jul 2012  |   Melissa Yeo

A new poll reports that most Americans believe in global warming, and majorities support government action to cut energy consumption. More than half of those polled believe that President Obama wants significant government action on global warming - only 11 percent say the same of Mitt Romney. [Washington Post]

A separate report finds that over the next 12 months, 52 percent of Americans intend to reward or punish companies for their global warming-related behaviors by either buying or boycotting their products. [New York Times]

Former president Bill Clinton warns that the U.S. needs to cut its consumption of natural resources in order to stave off climate change and rising energy prices that will harm the economy. [Guardian]

According to the first-ever International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the U.S. has made “limited or little progress toward greater efficiency at the national level,” putting it in 9th place out of 12 economies around the globe. [Grist]



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