Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard was previously Grist's political reporter. She now covers energy and the environment for The Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter.

Climate & Energy

Senate Republicans use Palestine as an excuse not to fund climate agency

Several senators want to cut U.N. climate funding because they object to the U.N. treating Palestine as a state.

Business & Technology

PR guru attempts the impossible: Convince everyone utility companies are all right

Solar advocates are suspicious.

Politics

Lindsey Graham is occasionally almost halfway decent on climate change

This Republican presidential contender gets a lot of credit for his views on the climate, but his record on the issue has been mixed.

Politics

Bernie Sanders swoops into presidential race with high climate-hawk ranking

A new ranking of U.S. senators based on their climate activism puts presidential candidate Bernie Sanders among the top "climate hawks."

Politics

Scott Walker appointee thinks volcanoes are a big climate problem

Here's why he's wrong.

Politics

Tom Steyer launches effort to keep climate deniers out of office

The group intends to show that climate-denying Republican candidates are under the thumbs of major donors like the Koch Brothers.

Climate & Energy

Inhofe threw a snowball on the Senate floor, and therefore climate change isn’t real

The Senate's most vocal critic of the scientific consensus on climate change used the snowball as part of his case for why global warming is a hoax.

Climate & Energy

Obama’s Atlantic drilling plan criticized by Democrats

A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling.

Politics

Senate Democrats plan to kneecap the GOP’s Keystone bill

The newly weakened Senate Democratic caucus is trying to muster all the opposition it can to the impending vote on the Keystone XL pipeline.