Dan Lashof

Dan Lashof is director of NRDC's climate and clean air program.

relief? well...

We need real relief, not a junk shot, to solve the energy problems that led to the BP blowout

BP couldn’t stop the oil gusher with a junk shot of golf balls and tire shards and Congress can’t solve the energy problems that are the root cause of the gusher with a junk shot …

Chairman Rockefeller knows better

Sen. Jay Rockefeller.On Tuesday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) issued a statement saying that he will vote for the Murkowski resolution because it is “a vote for a strong West Virginia economy.” I don’t doubt Sen. …

Timing is Everything

The battle for comprehensive energy and climate legislation has just begun

It has been almost a year since the House passed comprehensive energy and climate legislation. It has been 7 months since the Senate Environment Committee passed comprehensive energy and climate legislation. Many supporters are frustrated …

ACT NOW

Solid at the core: the integrity of the emission limits in the American Power Act

David Doniger posted an overview based on NRDC’s “first read” of the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act discussion draft. Here I will delve more deeply into the environmental integrity of the core emission limits in the …

This Earth Day we need more than a celebration, we need a clean energy revolution

This Earth Day we need more than a celebration. We need a clean energy revolution that creates 2 million jobs, cuts 2 billion tons, and saves 2 trillion dollars. On the 40th anniversary of the …

Larry Summers serves up compelling economic case for comprehensive energy and climate legislation

Larry Summers, the Director of the National Economic Council, used his luncheon speech at today’s Energy Information Administration Annual Energy Outlook Conference to lay out a compelling case for comprehensive energy and climate legislation. The …

Are you now or have you ever been a climate scientist?

Sen. Inhofe’s latest attack is on climate scientists, not just science

Sen. James Inhofe, (R-Okla.), the Senate’s chief spokesman for climate deniers, says so many outrageous things (see his recent interview on Grist) he’s all but lost his power to surprise. Last week, though, the Oklahoma …

Breakdown or Breakthrough?

The Copenhagen Accord

The Conference of Parties formally took note of the Copenhagen Accord this morning after an emotional all night debate, during which many countries expressed deep disappointment with the outcome, but a determination to use it …

Boxer Proceeds with Clean Energy and Climate Protection Bill Despite Republican Boycott

Minority members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) followed through on their threat to boycott the scheduled markup of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S.1733) today, demanding more analysis …

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