Climate & Energy

Indonesian mud volcano caused by well explosion, geologists say

A faulty natural-gas well was the cause of the Lusi mud volcano in Indonesia that began erupting in May 2006 and hasn’t stopped yet, burbling up hundreds of gallons of mud each day and so …

Berkeley rules

Everything you need to know about Berkeley’s innovative rooftop solar program

Many of us could make money by investing in energy efficiency improvements and solar systems for our homes. Yet we stubbornly resist making these improvements. Why? Buying power from your utility is a simple, pay-as-you-go …

'Anti-mountaintop stance'

The AP tries to figure out where the candidates stand on mountaintop removal mining

The Associated Press attempts to figure out where the presidential candidates stand on mountaintop-removal coal mining. They talked to campaign surrogates about what the candidates think, and here’s what they got: Mountaintop removal mining “irreversibly …

Secretary of termination

Schwarzenegger for Obama Energy Secretary?

Until this weekend, the The Great Mentioner had Schwarzenegger on the shortlist for Obama Energy Secretary. That was the buzz in the Politico’s "Dems sketch Obama staff, Cabinet," and on ABC’s This Week with George …

The first commercial solar-powered radio station goes online

This is kind of cool, in a dorky way: More on KGO’s solar project.

If it worked for the chronometer ...

EDF’s video contest will spur creativity and innovation around cap-and-trade

This is a response to Joseph Romm’s post “Happy thoughts and fairy dust.” —– Nothing like some good, old-fashioned back-and-forth to keep bloggers — and blog readers? — engaged. EDF is organizing a video/graphics competition to ask …

Powerless hour

Daylight saving wastes energy

You can’t save daylight by moving around the hands on your clock, of course. So daylight saving time remains as absurdly named as it ever was. As for saving energy, DST doesn’t do that either, …

Corporate Watchdog radio interview

Wherein I discuss the two candidates’ energy and environmental positions.


In the wake of record-breaking profits, Exxon continues its fight to pay as little as possible to those scarred by its Exxon-Valdez oil spill.