Climate & Energy

Obama would make cap-and-trade program a top economic priority

Photo: barackobama.com Setting up a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse-gas emissions would be one of Barack Obama’s top economic priorities if he were elected president, right …

States sue EPA over greenhouse-gas emissions from refineries

Twelve states, the city of New York, and the District of Columbia are suing the U.S. EPA for not regulating greenhouse-gas emissions from oil refineries. …

DNC: Hannah and her issues

Daryl Hannah promotes eco-values at the Democratic convention

Actress and eco-activist Daryl Hannah is in Denver this week, where she’s promoting environmental awareness among delegates and other attendees. I ran into her accidentally …

The (renewable) electron economy, part 9

A choice of primary energies: renewable electrons win the gold

As you might expect from an analyst who has written a series about the (renewable) electron economy, I believe that the mainstay of our future …

DNC: Grist talks to Sen. Jeff Bingaman

What are the prospects for sound climate and energy legislation next year?

David and I caught up with Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) yesterday to talk about climate and energy politics, and the prospects for next Congress. Bingaman …

DNC: Convention thoughts at 3 a.m.

I’m here at the DNC convention with Kate, who I believe has done a couple of posts already. The reason I don’t know for sure …

DNC: On the platform

Delegates approve platform that embraces Obama’s energy plan

The Democratic Party today approved a platform that embraces presidential candidate Barack Obama’s energy policies. Included in it is his call for tax rebates to …

DNC: The Hart of the matter

Gary Hart talks to Grist about climate and energy policy and the next president

Energy, climate, and national-security concerns are inextricably joined in the modern political environment, says former Democratic Colorado Sen. Gary Hart. This fact should elevate sound …

Fishy investments

Gates and Buffet to invest in tar sands and spawn more two-headed fish?

Two heads are apparently not better than one — certainly not for fish and apparently not for the super-rich either. If you thought that the …