Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Waxman-Markey gets it right with its allocations to regulated utilities

This post is reprinted from Climate Progress. As the U.S. makes significant progress towards enacting a cap-and-trade system to control greenhouse gas emissions, some are worried that the new Waxman-Markey bill (W-M or H.R. 2454) may enable polluting utilities to …

Climate & Energy

EPA: Markup of clean energy act has lower compliance costs

This post is co-written with Sean Pool. As the House Energy and Commerce Committee deliberations continue on the American Clean Energy and Security Act, H.R. 2454, opponents have made a number of wild charges about the cost of the bill. …

Climate & Energy

Waxman-Markey Rorschach blot, illustrated

I said in a post the other day that the Waxman-Markey bill is a Rorschach blot. Here’s a good way of making the point. This is the World Resources Institute’s estimate of emissions reductions under Waxman-Markey — the original draft …

Climate & Energy

The week in fruitloopery: jaw-dropping things Republicans are saying about climate and energy

I hope everyone’s following the Waxman-Markey hearings via C-SPAN and Twitter, specifically @kate_sheppard @climatebill and @MarkeyMemo.  If you’re not, you’re missing some vintage fruitloopery. Really jaw-dropping stuff. Here are a few videos rounded up from the last few days. Rep. …

Climate & Energy

Final vote on climate bill in Energy and Commerce Committee to come soon

The deal was set this morning.  As The Washington Post (among others) just reported: At the start of Day Four of the committee’s debate, ranking Republican Joe Barton (Texas) said he and Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) had agreed to …

Climate & Energy

Gore vs. Hansen: Enviros take sides in debate over House climate bill

Photo illustration by Tom Twigg / Grist[Updated: June 1, 2009] The Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill, now moving through the House, is polarizing the environmental community. Longtime climate crusader Al Gore says we should do all we can to get …

Climate & Energy

We watch dozens of hours of climate bill debate so you don’t have to

I’m keeping close watch over debate on the Waxman-Markey climate bill in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. (Grist … sitting through hours upon hours of markup so you don’t have to!) We’ll spare you the blow-by-blow and just give …

Business & Technology

Climate change lobbying dominated by ten firms

This post by Marianne Lavelle and Matthew Lewis is reprinted with the permission of The Center for Public Integrity.—– Hundreds of lobbyists are cramming into Room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building this week for the House Energy and …

Climate & Energy

House panel to approve energy and climate bill: Reuters poll

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) has the votes to get his landmark energy and climate legislation approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Reuters reports today: Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have enough votes to approve historic …