Biz Leaders Push Copenhagen Treaty

Corporate executives, who barely attended the first meeting of international leaders over global warming in 1991, are so involved in this year's climate talks that they're making a run for "the title of biggest player in Copenhagen aside from the official negotiators," writes the Los Angeles Times. Many of the business leaders see profit potential in new and different energy technologies as the world moves toward renewable energy sources and away from fossil fuels, while others are attending in a bid to support global uniformity in emissions laws. While many activists are wary of the corporate representatives at Copenhagen, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke welcomes the input of the business world: "The climate problem is too big, and the need for investment is too great, for the government to do it alone," he said Friday. Locke met with representatives from large American companies on the same day, discussing what emission reduction could mean for them.