Climate & Energy

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Senate Democrats propose a new economic stimulus package

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) have unveiled a $56.2 billion “economic recovery package” that includes funding for things like public transit, home weatherization, and environmental cleanup. …

ReGeneration Roadtrip: Wind in our sails

On the road to Vegas, we spot two wind farms

Todd and I left San Francisco with one thing on our minds: “Vegas, baby!” But as we drove the long, hot, dry (did I mention long?) roads to Nevada, we got distracted by something shiny! wind …

Sarah Palin is the fungible candidate

McCain’s veep candidate lacks breadth and depth on energy issues

I have a new article in Salon on Sarah Palin, “The fungible candidate.” But it is really about the (lack of) judgment of John McCain. He famously said of his VP pick, “She knows more …

The more the climate changes, the more they stay the same

U.K. Ministry of Defence: Global warming goes on, deniers are deluded

The U.K.’s Met Office issued a blunt statement on Tuesday, “Global warming goes on,” that begins: Anyone who thinks global warming has stopped has their head in the sand. The evidence is clear — the …

What we can afford and can't afford not to

Galbraith argues against the bailout and in favor of public investement

I cited James Galbraith last night while arguing that the financial mess should not deter us from making substantial investments in our future. (By the by, you should read Galbraith’s new book, The Predator State: …

Accelerating the development of a 21st century economy

Investing in clean infrastructure

Originally posted to the NDN blog. —– The debate now underway in the Congress on a financial bailout is not the only important piece of business before the Congress in its waning days. With a …

Beaming Barack at CGI

Via satellite, Obama talks to CGI about climate change and energy concerns

Barack Obama also addressed the crowd at the Clinton Global Initiative today, via satellite, outlining four issues he’ll address should he win the November election. The first global challenge he pledged to address is the …

McCain at CGI

GOP candidate discusses climate, energy, and the financial crisis

John McCain. In his final public appearance before temporarily suspending his campaign today to return to Washington to address the financial crisis, John McCain spoke to the Clinton Global Initiative, delivering the keynote for the …

A deficit of cajones

Obama says he will postpone some spending programs in light of financial bailout

Obama says he’ll have to delay some of his spending initiatives in light of the mega-bailout in the works. But not the tax cuts! He didn’t say what proposals might be delayed first … [but!] …