Climate and energy policy under Obama
At the invitation of the U.S. Consulate General Leipzig Katharina Umpfenbach held a lecture on U.S. climate and energy policy on 27 May 2010. The event was part of a lecture series titled “Obama and the ‘new’ U.S.” organised jointly by the political science faculty of the University of Erfurt, the Regional Center for Political Education and the U.S. Consulate General.
The presentation traced the milestones of Obama’s energy and climate policy since his inauguration in 2009. Moreover, Katharina Umpfenbach discussed recent legislative initiatives in Congress, the role of U.S. States in climate policy as well as the U.S. position in the international climate negotiations.
Keywords: Climate policy, energy policy, renewable energies, U.S.