Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

An apology and an explanation for Friedman

There’s an old saying my granddad was fond of. “Dave,” he’d say, rocking his chair, puffing his pipe, squinting into the distance, “don’t be such an a**hole.” Wise words. On reflection, my post about Tom …

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Adventures in the FUD-osphere

Don’t FUD it upImage: psdFDR must have been talking about the Internet when he famously said that we have nothing to fear but fear itself. Everywhere you turn there is another study raising some new …

Climate & Energy

Fossil Energy Reduction Standard: A better RPS

Photo: WhiteGoldWielder via Flickr Previously, I described difficulties with RPS policy, whereby layers of patches designed to address political problems create a convoluted overall structure that yields lousy policy. Today, I outline a better approach. …

Climate & Energy

No stinkin’ green jobs or responsible mining debate!

For all of her “drill, baby, drill” cheerleading, at least Governor Sarah Palin is willing to have a discussion about renewable energy sources like wind and geothermal. According to the Coal River Wind Project, the …

Climate & Energy

Oh thank goodness, I was terrified

“They need not fear what I would write as a bill, [that I would] say, ‘Let’s write a bill without coal.’ You can’t.” — Nancy Pelosi

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Fellow Washington Post columnist challenges George Will’s climate denial

Another Washington Post staffer has joined the pile-on against columnist George Will’s climate-change denial. Fellow columnist Eugene Robinson lambasted Will on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC Wednesday night, and also called out the editors …

Business & Technology

Kyoto stove wins $75,000 FT climate change innovation competition

We all hate packaging, but the Kyoto box is that rare thing — a cardboard carton that’s part of the solution. It’s also the winner of Forum for the Future’s Climate Challenge competition with HP …

Climate & Energy

Big Ag: give us carbon credit, but don't cap our emissions

As Congress gears up to consider climate legislation, agribusiness is getting sweaty palms -- and for good reason.

Climate & Energy

Somebody hide Tom Friedman’s ball

“Where is my ball?” Editor’s note: See David’s follow-up post to this piece. … Tom Friedman has done stellar work on green issues lately. He’s certainly given them a higher profile than any dirty blogger …