Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson is the campaign manager of Forecast the Facts. He was previously the editor for ThinkProgress Green. Brad holds a bachelor's degree in math and physics from Amherst College and master's degree in geosciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Red grid scare

Glenn Beck attacks smart grid as socialist plot to steal our thermostats

This post originally appeared at the Wonk Room. Glenn Beck, the conservative ideologue whose show is mocked by fellow Fox News anchors, recently attacked plans to modernize our electric grid. After Carol Browner, President Obama’s …

A Wolf in tool's clothing

Wolf Blitzer parrots right-wing talking points on global warming

Originally posted at the Wonk Room. Last week on the Situation Room, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer parroted right-wing talking points on global warming. His program emphasized that Monday's climate crisis protest took place in the …

Morano's misinformation machine

Marc Morano's secret list of climate deniers

Originally posted at the Wonk Room. Marc Morano, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)'s environmental aide, sits at the center of the right-wing global warming denier propaganda machine -- of fifty-two people. Conservative columnist Fred Barnes recently …

Dirty coal in, dirty coal out

'Coal makes no sense in this day and age'

Originally posted at the Wonk Room. The coal industry has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to get out the message of "clean coal" through front groups like the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, …

Lamar Alexander: 'Coal Is A Dirty Business'

So much for 'clean coal'

Originally posted at the Wonk Room. Before Thursday's Senate hearing on the devastating Tennessee coal plant billion-gallon ash spill, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) demolished the "clean coal" myth. Alexander told Knoxville's WVLT-TV: Coal is a …

Coal blogging is fun!

Coal front group sets up ‘Blogger Brigade’ to fight reality

Originally posted at the Wonk Room. The coal industry is attempting to organize bloggers to promote their false “clean coal” propaganda. The Reality Coalition, a group of national environmental organizations, have begun airing the message …

New energy economy 'No. 1 priority'

Obama plans green listening tour

Originally posted at the Wonk Room. —– Dan Kammen, the director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at UC Berkeley and a top adviser to President-elect Barack Obama, has told E&E News ($ub. req’d) …

Shilled to pieces

On election day, King Coal celebrates public relations ‘landslide’

Originally posted at the Wonk Room. —– The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), the coal industry’s propaganda front group, is upbeat about this election day, as indicated by their press release today. ACCCE …

It's still 1976 in California (in electricity use)

Study: California’s green economy has created 1.5 million jobs, $45 billion

Originally posted at the Wonk Room. —– As Bush’s pollution-based policies continue to drive our economy and planet to the brink of disaster, conservatives are crying that changing course with progressive energy policies would “ravage …