The initiatives to curb climate change that President Barack Obama plans to unveil will include the first limits of carbon emissions from existing power plants, according to a person familiar with the plans.
President Barack Obama named five people to a commission to investigate the BP Plc oil spill, completing a panel charged with determining the causes of the accident and recommending ways to prevent another such disaster.
Seed maker DuPont Co. , wind-turbine manufacturer General Electric Co . and insurer Zurich Financial Services AG are devising products to help the world adapt to climate change, a potential $135 billion-a-year market by 2030.
Lisa Jackson said she will step down as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after four years during which she led the first efforts to curb carbon- dioxide emissions to combat global-warming risks.
The Republican-led U.S. House passed legislation that would give the Obama administration deadlines to sell offshore oil leases, a bid to limit a surge in oil prices and cut the nation’s dependence on imported fuel.