Climate & Energy

  • US Chamber Calls for Global Powers for Congress

    I couldn’t help wonder what kind of stories the Chamber hoped to generate with the statement it issued earlier today. So I leaned back, closed my eyes, and used my imagination: US Chamber Emerges as Unlikely Hero for Climate Protection; …

  • National Day of Action Against Coal

    This post was co-written by Kathleen Ridihalgh, Senior Representative for the Sierra Club’s Northwest Region The first three days of this week are seeing a slew of activities taking on coal. We have events in 25 states to counter the …

  • Pa. Rep. Doyle on getting blue-collar support for a climate bill

    Rep. Mike Doyle chats with Grist.Photo: G20VoiceDuring last week’s G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) was out and about networking with climate-action advocates and talking up the city’s green cred.  A southwestern Pennsylvania native, Doyle comes from a …

  • On gaming the political spectrum

    He’s been called a lot of things, but …If Bill Gates visited a homeless shelter with nine people, the Washington Post would predictably report on a gathering of tycoons with an average net worth of $123 million. Why do I …

  • If REDD can’t save this….

    Bukit Tigapuluh Forest is truly one of those special places. It’s got three endangered species, two minority groups of indigenous people and a superlative: it’s the last remaining stand of tropical lowland forest left on the island of Sumatra. Funnily …

  • Boxer-Kerry climate bill: what to watch for

    Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) plan to introduce their climate bill tomorrow. Here are a few brief notes on what to watch for. Just as a reminder, for the non-wonks, here’s how the process works: 1) House …

  • Saving the planet is hard

    Paul Krugman concludes in “It’s easy being green” (NY Times Opinion, 9/24/2009) that “the claim that climate legislation will kill the economy deserves the same disdain as the claim that global warming is a hoax.” Indeed, but the notion that …

  • Wrapping up Climate Week, G20 Outcome & on to Bangkok

    Well “climate week” has just wrapped up with the conclusion of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.  This week was an important one to build international and US momentum for addressing global warming pollution (as I discussed here).   As I …

  • Memo to Congress: Don’t dawdle on climate bill

    Even though the Senate hasn’t even begun debating a specific climate bill, naysayers at home and abroad are already declaring as dead on arrival the effort to pass climate and energy legislation in the United States this year. And who …