U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who heads the Senate's Committee on Environment and Public Works, said she is determined to push ahead with legislation to cap greenhouse-gas emissions and help with President Barack Obama's goal of cutting emissions by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050. Boxer said she plans to introduce a measure seeking to authorize Obama's $150 billion grant program for energy-efficiency technologies such as solar and wind power and another version of the cap-and-trade bill that failed to pass last year.

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