Philip Bump

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

Governor Romney’s 2004 climate plan: Solyndra-style investment in renewables

Back in the day, as governor of Massachusetts, Romney proposed greenhouse-gas cuts, government investment in cleantech companies, better auto fuel economy, and lots of other good stuff.

Lawmaker: We’ll keep the wind tax credit if you give us Keystone

This is perhaps the worst proposed deal in recent Capitol Hill history.

Chicago’s notorious Fisk and Crawford coal plants go offline

Chicago will no longer be the only major U.S. city with two coal plants operating within its borders, and that means vast improvements in the health of local residents.

Hapless Shell inches forward with drilling in the Arctic

With clearance from the Department of the Interior to proceed, Shell will shortly start digging underwater holes in the Earth.

Romney treats climate as a punchline

In the final speech of the party's convention, the Republican candidate mocks President Obama's pledge to deal with climate change.

These are basically treasure maps for renewable energy

Detailed maps of the best places for solar, wind, and geothermal are basically guaranteed to make you rich.

Obama calls for massive push on industrial efficiency

The president set a goal of 40 gigawatts of combined heat and power (which we explain) in industrial facilities by 2020.

Mr. Rand Paul wants you to be nice to Mr. Exxon Mobil

Mr. Gristmill scoffs, kicks sand in his face.

The hurricane (Isaac) is dead. Long live the hurricane (Kirk).

And waiting in the wings -- Leslie, the second-earliest "L" storm in history.