|Many nations have adopted strong strong energy policies|
that reduce reliance on greenhouse gas producing fuels.
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This approach is different from other developed nations that have taken a much more aggressive approach in their national rule making. What is unique in the United States is that the failure of the federal government to act led to many innovative approaches to greenhouse gas management by local governments, businesses, non-profits, and other organizations. Yet these initiatives, while interesting and hopeful, are not nationally coordinated and it is difficult to determine if these disparate initiatives have a significant impact on national greenhouse gas output due to a lack of coordination about greenhouse gas management nationally.
We still do not have strong political leadership on this issue in the United States and it is doubtful that anything significant will happen in the coming years without a shift in the public's demands for action.