Hillary Clinton's Little Ray of Solar Sunshine
(Photo: The Australian newspaper online)Hillary Clinton has come to Australia for talks about foreign relations, defence and security. However, the new Republican dominated U.S. House of Representatives makes top-down legislation nigh on impossible, so climate change action demands other strategies:
Australia and the United States will embark on a joint solar power research program in a bid to drive down the cost of the technology.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcement in Melbourne on Sunday, with the Australian government set to commit up to $50 million towards the program.
If the threatened House committee to investigate climate science 'fraud' eventuates, then there should be more science to demonise:
Ms Clinton also announced up to 15 additional Fulbright Scholarships would be awarded over the next three years for studies into climate change and energy.
Australia-US in solar research pact