Climate & Energy

Green shrinking feet

Seven in 10 Americans reducing carbon footprint

The following post is by Ken Levenson, guest blogger at Climate Progress. —– At least 7 in 10 say say they are trying to reduce …

'Drill, drill, drill' -- even if it won't solve the problem

T. Boone Pickens airs his first television ad

T. Boone Pickens — the conservative billionaire oil baron turned wind activist — just released his his first TV ad. Pickens has said that “we …

Energy at the crossroads

Carbon sequestration is a GM solution; we need a Honda solution

Vaclav Smil is a historian of technical advances — particularly in the field of energy — and a Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba …

The (renewable) electron economy, part 8

A choice of primary energies: nuclear power takes the silver

In light of concerns about climate change, some enviros as well as those within the nuclear industry have emphasized nuclear energy’s carbon neutrality. In light …

The (renewable) electron economy, part 7

A choice of primary energies: clean coal takes the bronze

Usable electricity doesn’t just appear, but is generated from a pre-existing or primary energy; one of the great decisions of the 21st century will be …

Joe environment

Enviros generally pleased with Biden’s record on environmental issues

Joe Biden. Photo: Michael Millhollin In a 3 a.m. blast of emails and text messages, Democrat Barack Obama announced that his selection for a vice …

Springfield has sprung

Barack Obama and Joe Biden make their first public appearance as ticket mates

“We literally can’t afford four more years of this non-energy policy, relying on hostile foreign countries … literally putting America’s security at risk,” said Delaware …

Inside WCI: Federal pre-emption

What happens with a new president?

This is part of a short series of posts that explain some important but often overlooked policy issues in the Western Climate Initiative — the …

Tired of waiting for efficiency

Our right to know about fuel-efficient tires

I’m always fascinated by the “1 percent solutions” to energy. It seems to me that in order to address both climate change and fossil fuel …