Daniel J. Weiss

Daniel J. Weiss is a Senior Fellow and the Director of Climate Strategy at American Progress, where he leads the Center's clean energy and climate advocacy campaign. Before coming to American Progress, he spent 25 years working with environmental advocacy organizations and political campaigns.

Poor little Big Coal says EPA smog standards too expensive

Cross-posted from the Center for American Progress. This post was coauthored by Matthew Kasper, an energy intern at the Center for American Progress. By Dec. 16, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will promulgate its final rule requiring coal-fired power plants …

Jon Huntsman’s energy plan shoots blanks

Jon Huntsman.Photo: Gage SkidmoreCross-posted from Climate Progress. Presidential candidate, former ambassador to China, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman received attention for his willingness to accept scientists’ verdict that carbon dioxide and other pollutants generated by humans are responsible for …

Big Oil's mountain of cash

Oil companies cling to tax breaks while hoarding tens of billions.

Top 10 American vacation spots House bill could ruin

The House of Representatives is set to vote for over 40 provisions that would endanger the health of some of America's most beautiful vacation spots.

GOP rep hopes to shatter his own lightbulb legislation

Republican Fred Upton is pushing the repeal of his 2007 lightbulb efficiency measure after the Tea Party attacked it.

Many power plants already have equipment to slash mercury

Many power plants have already installed pollution-control technologies that can significantly reduce mercury as well as other pollutants.

Warren Buffett's utility, MidAmerican, wants to keep polluting

Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works convenes a hearing to discuss the EPA's proposal to reduce mercury, lead, and other toxic air pollution from power plants. One of the witnesses will be Cathy S. Woollums, senior vice …

American Electric Power threatens firings to stop pollution controls

The Kammer Power Plant, which spewed 364 pounds of mercury in 2009, is one of the AEP’s plants slated to be closed. Photo: OZinOHCross-posted from the Center for American Progress. This post was coauthored by Valeri Vasquez, special assistant for …

The House wants to slow the military’s clean energy march

Cross-posted from the Center for American Progress. The Department of Defense is the largest energy consumer in the nation. It has made significant efforts to wean the military services from their sole dependence on fossil fuels — particularly jet and …