Peter Altman

Pete is the Climate Campaign Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Climate & Energy

Post/ABC poll shows oil-and coal-funded efforts to kill clean energy are failing

The Washington Post is reporting this morning that according to joint poll conducted with ABC News, a majority of Americans support Obama’s and Congress’ efforts to overhaul US energy policy, and that support includes passage of comprehensive climate and energy …

Climate & Energy

ACCCE Hired Firm That Forged Opposition Letters

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricty (ACCCE) has led efforts to perpetuate the myth that coal can be clean. Now it turns out they are responsible for forging opposition to a strong climate bill. According to E&E News, the American …

Climate & Energy

Sleazy tactics and dirty money pollute the climate debate

The evidence that opponents of clean energy are using sleazy tactics, fueled by dirty money, is becoming more and more clear each day. Today’s big news is reported by the Charlottesville Daily Progress, which reports that opponents of the ACES climate bill hired a …

Climate & Energy

Palin’s recipe for Baked Alaska

It was a surprise when Sarah Palin announced that she would step down as Governor of Alaska. But it isn’t so surprising that America’s biggest quitter doesn’t think Americans are up to the challenge of creating a clean energy economy …

Climate & Energy

Lunatic fringe watch: wing nuts unleashed on ACES climate bill

If you feel the ground shaking under your feet that is because the United States is about to be swallowed up into the bowels of Hell as the U.S. Senate takes up climate legislation. Or so Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, …

Climate & Energy

ACES will help create more jobs and opportunities for low-income families — see map

The American Clean Energy and Security Act will help spur $150 billion in clean energy investments, which will create 1.7 million good-paying jobs throughout the United States. Clean energy jobs are labor intensive, and clean energy investments create more jobs …

Climate & Energy

Americans save on fuel bills under ACES — see map

The American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act allocates funding to produce the next generation of clean, fuel-efficient vehicles in the United States, and when combined with clean vehicle performance standards adopted by the Obama administration, the American on-road fleet …

Climate & Energy

Climate bill puts Americans in the green (SEE MAP)

There’s a lot of talk about the costs of the proposed climate bill for American consumers. As we’ve documented repeatedly, opponents of climate policy have cranked out lots of “studies” to prove the bill will crater the economy. The latest …

Climate & Energy

Phony coal map distorts clean energy bill costs

You have to hand it to the coal industry.  They are not content to just spend millions of dollars on “wild and crazy” advertising claims about “clean coal.” Now, they are bringing those same mad skills of deception to mapmaking.  …