Barack Obama, faced with a Republican insurgency in Congress, may be giving up on the fight against global warming. Carol Browner, the White House coordinator on energy and climate change is stepping down and it's unclear whether she'll even be replaced.
Kevin Book, an analyst at ClearView Energy Partners LLC in Washington, said the November elections results were a warning to Obama about his ambitious energy policy.
" The age of grand designs ended that day and the age of 'bite-sized chunks' began," Book said. " That doesn't leave a lot of maneuvering room for an environmentalist-in-chief."