The Western Climate Initiative
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is one of the greatest challenges the world will face in the coming decades. Renewed interest from the Obama administration along with continuing regional and local actions have raised awareness among US constituents and their representatives concerning this issue. Policymakers at all levels are still debating and experimenting with different policy and regulatory approaches to address this challenge. This article recognizes much can be learned from the efforts that states and regions are making in addressing greenhouse gas reductions. It also focuses on the larger effort under the Western Climate Initiative (WCI). The aim is to continue to strive for a reduction in gas emissions and develop newer, cleaner more efficient multisourced energy alternatives.