Kaine, British ambassador pen environment accord

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia and the United Kingdom entered a partnership to jointly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop environmentally friendly technology jobs.

Gov. Tim Kaine and the British ambassador to the United States, Nigel Sheinwald, signed the deal in the Capitol Thursday.

The accord itself will do little to reverse global warming.

Both men said that with Virginia and other states entering international agreements, it prods the federal government closer to meaningful multinational global warming treaties.

The pact calls for closer commercial cooperation between the United Kingdom and Virginia in clean energy technology such as solar panels and renewable biofuels.

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