Philip Bump

Philip Bump wrote about the news for Gristmill. He now writes for The Atlantic Wire.

U.S. wind industry goes out with a bang

Developers have added nearly 5,000 megawatts of wind power in the U.S. this year, expected to be as much as 5,000 MW more than next year.

Gas prices could drop 50 cents by November. Unrelated: Production is up.

Gasoline prices are falling. Domestic oil production is rising. And the two things have nothing to do with each other. Seriously. We promise.

Frackers struggle while financiers make millions. Sounds familiar.

Natural gas prices have sunk so low that frackers are losing their shirts. The investment bankers are the only ones coming out ahead.

The Navy will convert seawater to fuel — with the help of a little atomic fission

Don't go putting this in the "green" column just yet. Or the "a thing that will happen" column.

tar sands operation

A group of investors wants to make tar-sands extraction greener

One good way to do that, not mentioned: don't extract tar sands.

Romney and Obama at Denver debate

Newspaper presidential endorsements ignore climate change

We surveyed 21 endorsements in major newspapers around the country and found that only two mentioned climate change at all.

Deadly 2011 Spanish earthquake linked to groundwater drilling

But don't worry. We're sure fracking is perfectly safe.

Join Politico and the oil industry to discuss energy — and thanks, wind, for sponsoring

Not busy on Nov. 15? Join industry leaders in an affirmation that America isn't helping fossil fuels enough.

Internet yells at David Brooks for idiotic column on clean energy

New York Times columnist David Brooks has written an execrable, nonsensical column about cleantech and climate change. Bloggers pounced.