Climate & Energy

Two of world’s richest men visit Canadian oil sands

The richest and third-richest men in the world made a surprise visit to an oil-sands operation in the Canadian province of Alberta on Monday. Investor …

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‘Gang of 10,’ part 3

Part 2 began an analysis of the bipartisan compromise proposed by the "Gang of 10" senators, suggesting that their deal isn’t so bad. The other …

National Clean Energy Summit: The R-word

Meetings about clean energy conspicuously fail to identify the main barrier to it

There were two remarkable aspects of the National Clean Energy Summit: Federal policy recommendations from the varied speakers — scientists, business types, politicians — were …

Climate change endangers American pika, say groups

The American pika should be listed as an endangered species because climate change could cause its extinction, say Earthjustice and the Center for Biological Diversity …

That which cannot be named

There must have been a dozen separate speakers at the summit who mentioned the need for long-term extension of the renewable tax credits (PTC and …

Mayor has big clean-energy goals for NYC

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted clean energy Tuesday at, aptly, the National Clean Energy Summit. He said his city has issued a formal …

House GOP says drill here, drill now, compromise ... later

‘Gang of 10,’ part 2.5

Part 1 argued argued that the Democrats would be smart to compromise on offshore drilling. Part 2 began an analysis of the bipartisan compromise proposed …

Visiting oil rig, McCain calls again for more offshore drilling

Sen. John McCain visited an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana Tuesday, reiterating his call for more offshore drilling and bashing Barack Obama for …

National Clean Energy Summit: Hizzoner

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces plans for renewable generation in his city

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become the politicians other politicians love to love, and he came on stage in the wake of a …