Climate & Energy

Double pandered

Media focuses on high costs of clean energy, but gives nuclear a free pass

When the media talks about clean energy, it usually deals with the cost issue with a rational, balanced analysis. Something along the lines of, say, …

DNC: What the next administration needs to do on climate and energy

Bill Becker, head of the Presidential Climate Action Project, talks to Grist

Bill Becker, executive director of the Presidential Climate Action Project, is here at the Democratic convention talking about what the next administration will need to …

The great melting spot

NSIDC: Arctic shortcuts open up; decline pace steady

Fresh from its Olympic-record in denier debunking, the National Snow and Ice Data Center has released a new update: Sea ice extent is declining at …

The 100-meter retract

A new Olympic record for retraction of a mistaken analysis of NSIDC data

The gold medal goes to Steven Goddard of The Register. On Friday, Aug. 15, he published a scathing article, “Arctic ice refuses to melt as …

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 …