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Where the Smart Money Goes Next

As thousands of young scholars bid farewell to familiar homes and high schools to enter college in the fall, it made me wonder where the smart money will be going (other than the contents of …

Climate & Energy

What Role Will Senator Murkowski Play in Climate and Energy Negotiations?

Speaking at a sparsely-attended luncheon in Fairbanks, AK on Friday, Senator Murkowski (R-AL) touted her failed effort to block the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions as a ‘badge of honor.’ She went on to …

Climate & Energy

A Salon debate on cap-and-trade and energy politics: day one

Last week, I took part in a debate at Salon.com on the merits of pricing carbon (and related matters). My debate opponent was Steve Everley, manager of policy research at American Solutions and a contributing …

Climate & Energy

G8 leaders stand still on climate; will G20 backtrack?

It was a tale of two cities Saturday in Toronto for this climate activist.  One of hope and the other of boredom. Saturday morning, I joined Greenpeace, Oxfam, the Canadian Labor Congress, and about 5,000 activists …

Business & Technology

The Climate Post: Who wants to be a climate scientist?!

First things first: Tuesday night Rolling Stone magazine unveiled to a limited audience its new article called “The Runaway General.” But when something “goes viral” in the Internet age, there’s no such thing as a …

Business & Technology

San Diego utility charges ahead with electric-car plan

A Nissan Leaf being charged.Photo: NissanWith the first mass-market electric cars set to hit California roads later this year, the state’s utilities have been working to ensure that early adopters — who tend to be …

Business & Technology

MMS gets a makeover, smell lingers

Newly appointed Bureau of Ocean Energy Director Michael Bromwich and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar testify before the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee regarding reforms to strengthen offshore oil and gas oversight and enforcement.Photo and …

Cities

Greening homes requires credit, which Fannie and Freddie should understand

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have essentially shut down an innovative program that helps Americans green their homes.  Here’s more on the story: Jeanine Cotter, CEO of California solar installation company Luminalt, has a good …

Climate & Energy

BP's approval ratings approach Saddam Hussein's

Considering the devastation that BP has caused, it’s not surprising that the company is unpopular. But, as Think Progress reports, a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll reveals just how low the company’s favorability ratings have …