Stephen Lacey

Stephen Lacey is a reporter with Climate Progress covering clean energy issues. He formerly worked as a producer/editor at

Americans for Prosperity to protest pro-wind rally of ‘extremist’ kite-flying kids

In honor of Global Wind Day on Friday, New Jersey kids will fly kites at the beach. Americans for Prosperity plans to shut down this radical activism.

Leading climbing outfit cancels 2012 Everest trip due to warm weather dangers

Unprecedented warmth on Mount Everest has made the ice too unstable. One climbing operation already canceled this year's expedition.

The self-inflicted downfall of the Heartland Institute

The Heartland Institute lost a huge chunk of funding and canceled its climate denial conference, thanks to backlash after an offensive billboard campaign and other revelations of the group's extreme views.

Lord Monckton delights Heartland conference with birther antics

At the Heartland Institute's climate denial conference, special guest Lord Monckton joked about Obama's birth certificate, and the crowd ate it up.

Department of Commerce slaps large tariffs on Chinese solar panels

The U.S. Commerce Department plans to impose tariffs of up to 250 percent on Chinese-made solar panels imported into the U.S.

Don’t believe the hype: Five things you should know about clean energy investments

As Republicans hold yet another hearing questioning government investment in clean energy, here's what you should know about how that investment supports the U.S. economy.

Congressional report says ‘drill, baby, drill’ won’t protect U.S. from oil price spikes

The Congressional Budget Office concludes that the only effective tool to shield Americans from price shocks is to (wait for it) use less oil.

Anti-wind activists want to create fake grassroots campaign against industry

A memo reveals how wind energy opponents came together last year to launch efforts to undermine support for the industry.

ALEC is plotting to take down state renewable energy targets

The conservative political organization may soon start crafting laws designed to kill or weaken state targets for renewable electricity, heating, and fuels.